Stormy seas clear a sailor’s mind:
Sarah Douglas reflects on experiences that fuel her drive toward representing Canada at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
We sail at the sufferance of wind, waves, tides and whatever else the environment throws at us. For all the days of champagne sailing through beautiful venues, there are others that test our ability to endure. In Olympic sailing, I’ve had days when I was surprised to reach land. Days I asked myself, “Why do I do this?”
It was the lead up to the peak event of the summer, the 2017 Laser Radial World Championships in Medemblik, Holland. The Canadian team was in the Netherlands to learn about the venue. It was crucial for us to st…
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Harvard leads Women’s Nationals:
Newport, RI (May 23, 2019) – After two days of qualifying, the field of 36 teams was reduced to the top 18 schools which today began the College Sailing Sperry Women’s National Championship. After Yale, Brown, and Boston College showed their might in the qualifiers, today it was #10 ranked Harvard University that topped the field.
In winds ranging from 10 to 18 knots, the Crimson proved to be the best team of the day, outmatching their opponents who struggled to have both their A Division and B Division teams operating at a high level. Whereas Brown suffered a DSQ in A Division, Harvard stayed out of trouble to stand third in A and a third in B to lead after 10 races.
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