Winning the Waiting Game:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
The sailing competition during the Olympic Games fits within a two week event – August 8 to 19 – a pretty long time for a regatta. But it’s not as long as it seems. All events have either 5 or 6 days of competition, with a couple of reserve days in between to keep each event on schedule.
Some events start in the beginning and finish early, while the racing for other events is at the back end of the schedule. The last events to start is the Men’s Skiff (49er) and Women’s Skiff (49erFX), a full five days later. In these two events, to win the Olympic Games, you first have to win the Waiting Game.
How do you win the…
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Complicated Sailing at Rio Games:
By Christopher Clarey, The New York Times
After all the concern about what might be floating in Guanabara Bay during the Olympics, it was finally time on Monday for the sailors to start competing. When they got to Marina da Glória, they were much more worried about how difficult the job was going to be than about how dirty the job was going to be.
“It’s super challenging, this place, and I’m not talking about the pollution,” said Juan Ignacio Maegli, a three-time Olympian from Guatemala who raced in the men’s laser event Monday. “It’s especially …
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