Tess Lloyd: From Head Injury to Olympic Contender:
Tess Lloyd’s dream is becoming more of a reality regatta by regatta.
If the young sailor – told by doctors she should never sail again – makes her way onto the Olympic team for Rio with crewmate Caitlin Elks, she will write one of the most remarkable comeback stories in Australian sport in recent years.
Lloyd, who underwent brain surgery after a terrible on water accident in 2012, on Sunday finished top Australian at Sailing World Cup Hyères with crewmate Elks in the new Olympic women’s class, the 49erFX.
“All our results are important right now,’’ Lloyd said. “Everythi…
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Clipper Race: Light Winds are Coming:
(May 2, 2016; Day 3) – The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race from Seattle to Panama has seen a continuation of great downwind racing although conditions are starting to become lighter this morning (UTC) produced by an approaching weak front. The majority of the fleet has been on starboard tack for the past 8 hours heading offshore, but will be looking to gybe back in soon. The dilemma is where to find the best wind. Full report.
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Gold, two silvers and a bronze for Aussies at Sailing World Cup Hyeres
As the day advanced, the weather completely turned on its head and midway through the Laser Medal Race, the wind cut out entirely. A wait for breeze ensued and as the … Carrie Smith and Jaime Ryan, the Australians vying for selection in the Rio …
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