When Rio de Janeiro welcomed 339 sailors from 52 nations on August 15-22 for the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2015, better known as the Rio Olympic Test Event, it was a dress rehearsal for the aspiring athletes that seek to compete in the 2016 Games.
All ten sailing events were competing, but with only one entry per event per country… just like the Olympic Games. As a result, fleet size is much smaller than what is typically experience at international events. A different game to adjust to, and when sailing inside Guanabara Bay, with its varied winds and currents, it becomes a vastly different game.
The North American countries are seeking to rebound fr…
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