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.
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.
On quite a busy weekend for the Harvard sailing, 6 different yachts competed across 3 different meets on Charles River. The three meets delivered contrasting contrastive results for Crimson, showcased by a 3rd-place end at the MIT.
Racing in the 74th edition of the event, the 2 Harvard boats combined to prompt the Crimson to a 3es spot finish out of 18 squads with hundred-fifty-three points. This performance gave duo pair a berth in the Atlantic Coast Championship this month. Co-captains skipper Andrew Mollerus as well as crew Sydney Karnovsky, both were named to 2015 ICSA All-Academic Sailing, represented Harvard in A Division. Marek Zaleski, a senior skipper, and junior crew Julia Lord boasted in the B Division.
Andrew and Sydney helped the Crimson jump out to a fast beginning earlier on Saturday. The pair ended no lower than 6th in their first 6 races, snatching the 6th and putting Harvard in the lead by 7 points. Other top finishers included Boston University, who ended with a meet best 148 points, as well as Boston College, who registered 153 points but edged out Crimson in the tiebreaker, demoting Harvard to 3rd.
A 1st spot finish by Zaleski and Lord in their 2nd to last heat put Crimson within touching outstrip of first, but a accompanying thirteenth spot round allowed the Terriers as well as Eagles to recover the advantage.
Four women from Harvard flew Crimson flag on Charles in Victoria Urn this year, qualifying race for Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship. The hosts of the race came in 12th with two-hundred-sixteen points, short of making the cut.