Two More Confirmed for Turn the Tide:
(August 26, 2017) – Keeping her promise of building a 50/50 mixed youth crew for the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, Dee Caffari has announced her third and fourth additions for 2017-18: Italian Olympic sailor Francesca Clapcich and offshore newcomer Lucas Chapman as part of her final sailing squad.
Both of Italian origin, Francesca (29) and Lucas (25) have been training with the team since it was announced back in late June and are delighted to have been selected after completing an epic Leg Zero, the pre-race qualifying series to prepare the fleet for Race start on 22 October 2017.
Francesca is the first female Italian sailor in the Volvo Ocean Race since 1989-90. Havi…
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No Racing on Final Day of Laser Radial Worlds:
Medemblik, Netherlands (August 26, 2017) – No races were sailed today at the 2017 Laser Radial World Championships, due to lack of wind. This concludes the Laser Radial World Championships, with ten races completed in six days.
The morning brought postponement on shore until about noon. Eager to complete the Final Series and hopeful for more breeze, all three fleets sailed out on the IJsselmeer in about 5-6 knots. The wind, however, gradually died and the AP flag was hoisted.
Everyone waited on the water until 15:00, after which no race could start on the final day. At 14:30, the Silver fleet was sent to shore, at 14:45 the Men’s fleet followed, and finally at 14:55, the Gold f…
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