Top Three Advance at U.S. J/70 Youth Championship:
Newport, RI (August 12, 2017) – The second day of the U.S. J/70 Youth Championship started out with a forecast for light to medium winds from the southeast after an early morning Low passed over the region. Instead, early morning showers gave way to light fog, overcast skies, and a virtual glass-out across Newport Harbor.
At the 0900 team meeting, it was decided to postpone, again, on half-hour intervals until the forecasted wind would settle in. By 1100 hrs, the six boats set off from the docks to attempt a race. It never happened, and after waiting around for the breeze to increase, all six teams were towed back into the docks for a harbor postponement.
For the next few h…
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Medals flow at Aarhus Test Event:
Aarhus, Denmark (August 12, 2017) – Medals slipped away for some and were snatched up by others, on the first of two Medal Race Days at the Hempel Sailing World Championships 2018 Test Event.
Racing concluded in the Men’s and Women’s RS:X Windsurfers and the Men’s and Women’s Skiffs, 49er and 49erFX.
Day five of the Test Event was a rather wet affair, in contrast to the sunshine and fair weather during the early part of the week.
Sailors contended with a medium breeze of 9-12 knots, with gusts of 18.
Austrian 49er sailors, Benjamin Bildstein and David Hussl, earned gold after a week of close competition the Australian pair of William Phillips and …
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