One un-calculated error proved expensive for Molly Meech and Alex Maloney at the Santander in the World Cup final overnight.
The 49erFX Olympic silver medalists posted two thirds, but were finished in 13th in the day’s first race.
After competing in the race, Maloney said, “The days was pretty good, but it could have been a rocking day”. “Today we had consistent racing, but a minor tactical error in the race hindered our performance and coming down to the finish line, we lost a lot of the fleet.”
“At the time of the race, there was a big hole in the wind and I gibed it, but then, I realized it was a wrong decision.”
In the 15-boat fleet, the pair is now in the seventh position and still it is feeling the effects of being loaded with the penalty of 50 percent of their results of first-day where their boat declares as underweight when measured before the beginning of the regatta. That saw Meech and Maloney 13th after the first day of racing.Continue reading
The British team might have bagged double gold at the Aon Youth Sailing World Championships, but the US team was not far behind.
Indeed, this time the level of competition was high with several gold medal contestants having achieved great records and shown incredible performances on the water.
There were five winners on the final day who were confirmed in their victory a day before the final races. Indeed, there was much rejoicing in Auckland as the Aon Youth Sailing World Championships came to an end today. Indeed, the Nacra 15 gold was won by the sailors of the French multihull group while the 29er class showcased a women’s victory that was a first in this regatta this year. Even the 420 class saw the US team having secured gold. Indeed, the team of boys had worked hard and the dedication as well as dieting that they followed seemed to have paid off. Continue reading
At one end Paralympic Sailing Federation is trying their best re-introduce sailing in Paralympic 2024. And giving a breakthrough to team members and players, world sailing has invited bids from all member national authority to bid for the Para world sailing championship. The bids have to be submitted at the executive office of the World sailing event team. It has to be submitted by 18 of November 2016.
Para world sailing and others associated with sports are endeavoring to re-introduce sailing in Paralympic 2024. This move is the big success of forum’s effort. The team members of the forum along with players are excited and happy hearing this decision of governing bodies.Continue reading
Women have been coming into the limelight more often these days, especially in the Rio Games this year. One such instance can be seen in the case of the sailing races. With several women’s teams from different countries like Britain, Brazil and New Zealand wins gold and other medals, women have definitely made it big this time at the Olympics.
The duo from Britain, Saskia Clark and Hannah Mills has won gold in the 470 sailing category. The pair ended up as silver medalists at the previous Olympic games which had been held in London in 2012. The duo finished the medal race on Thursday and this time their fate got them gold and in the eighth position but first overall. Continue reading
On Sunday, the World Sailing stated that they are carrying on an investigation and looking for a clarification from Malaysian Organizing Authority after Israel was unable to send a delegation to the Youth Sailing World Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia.
Israel’s Noy Drihan and Yoav Omer would not have the scope to defend their titles at this year’s championships that started this Sunday. Last week, the Israel Sailing Association told that they would not be able to take part in the event as the surfers did not get any visa and the demands made by the organizers were not great.
According to reports, the ISA told World Sailing, the International Olympic Committee as well as the hosts that they would not take part as the organizers asked that the surfers would not be able to participate under the Israel flag. They will also not be able to use any insignia identifiable with Israel on anything, such as surfboards or cloths. They were also told that their national anthem would also not be played if they win gold.
Today, the World Match Racing Tour revealed the remaining 4 ‘Tour Card’ captains who will be a part of the World Championship 2016 – France’s Yann Guichard, Sweden’s Mattias Rahm, Denmark’s Nicolai Sehested, as well as the very first all-female Tour Card team to be guided by United States’ Sally Barkow fill out the list of 10 appointed Tour Card Skippers for next year.
Sally Barkow, born in the United States, a former Olympic sailor as well as 2-time US Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, has garnered her racing stripes both offshore and inshore, most recently on board all-female Team SCA in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15.