Volvo Ocean Race: How did deadly collision occur?:
The tragic death of a fisherman, in a collision with Vestas 11th Hour Racing as they approached the finish line for Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, leaves us wondering how this could happen. How could the very best offshore sailors, equipped with what we hope to be the very best navigation gear, kill someone?
We don’t know yet. Following the accident on January 19, the team released a statement on January 20 and has informed Scuttlebutt they will not be making any additional comments for now. The Xinhua News Agency filed Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Volvo Ocean Race: How did deadly collision occur?, Editor
Test for USA at World Cup Series Miami:
The United States began competing in Sailing at the 1928 Olympic Games, and while they did not win any medals, the country soon became the most successful nation in Olympic history. However, their edge has been slipping, with Britain now trailing by just two medals: 60 to 58.
The US Olympic Sailing Program became the victim of heightened international competition and a national system that focused on participation over preparation. While the situation is now well-recognized, developing a new generation of elite-level athletes, and increasing the support needed, takes time.
While improvement is ultimately measured at the Olympic Games, the international circuit of World Cup S…
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