World Council announces Singlehanded 24 Hour Record:
The World Sailing Speed Record (WSSR) Council announced the establishment of a new World Record for Singlehanded 24 Hour. The Yacht “Masif”, a 30 metre Trimaran skippered by Francois Gabart (FRA) from July 2 at 19.20.002 to July 3, 2016 at 19.20.002. Gabart sailed a distance of 784 nautical miles over the 24 hours at an average speed of 32.67 knots. The previous record was set by Thomas Coville (FRA), skippering “Sodebo4”, a 120-foot trimaran, 718 nm at an average speed of 32.67 kts in June of this year.
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Much Ado about Sailing Venue:
By Lisa Gabrielson, Sailing World Magazine
The venue for the Olympic regatta in Rio has been a central topic of conversation, but the chatter hasn’t been about the sailing. The focus, instead, is on the water quality, which diverts attention away from the sport itself.
With three days to go before the start of the Olympic Regatta and the opening ceremony tonight, the media presence at the Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro is growing, as is the frequency that supporters and members of the media question the sailors on their perception of the water quality in the bay. The athletes’ …
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