Opportunistic Local Heros Seize Lead on Home Waters

Day three in Rio was a make up day for 49erFX having only 4 races from a scheduled 6 after the first two days.  The 49er sailors took the day off while the 49erFX spent a few hours in the athletes lounge waiting for the wind to come in. By mid afternoon the sea breeze […]

Halfway Point In Rio Reinforces Uniqueness of Area

49er and 49erFX teams have seen two days of class Rio (in August) conditions.  The sea breeze establishes by early afternoon, there is time for some racing and then it calms down as the sun sets early by five-thirty.  The racing is good, as in there is breeze, shifts, and generally fair racing, but it […]

Rio Rundown – Pressure – Water – Viruses – Wind

sailing energy

Teams are approaching the 2015 Rio Test Event in two very different manners.  There are some federations that are treating the event as a full examination of their teams potential, including evaluation of teams performances with selection consequences.  For other teams it is merely a test and an opportunity to learn about the location, fleet, […]

Burling – Tuke and Schutt Sisters with Rio International

The overall regatta comes to an end after two weeks and more than 120 races in 16 classes… best for last! We ended on Thursday at the Yacht Club of Rio de Janeiro the 28th International Week of Sailing.  There were 14 days of competition and over 120 races held in Guanabara Bay in an […]

International Week Rio Sailing Reaches Penultimate Day

The penultimate day of the 28th International Sailing Week in Rio de Janeiro ended with foreign rule in Guanabara Bay Rays. New Zealand leads into the 49er while Denmark leads in the 49erFX. The wind came a little earlier and the Race Committee ran the full compliment of four races per fleet on the Sugarloaf course. […]

New Zealand lead the International Sailing Week in Rio de Janeiro

49er sailing in guanabara bay

The second day of races in classes 49er and 49erFX was long, with more hoped for in terms of  the wind.  But on a winter sunny Rio de Janeiro there is no way the wind won’t even appear. Once again the sailors who are competing for the 28th International Sailing Week at the Yacht Club of […]

Teams Warm Up at Rio International Week

The competition is part of the 28th Rio International Week of Sailing and ends on Thursday.  It began on Monday at the Yacht Club of Rio de Janeiro the last stage of the 28th International Sailing Week, with races for the 49er class, and 49erFX.  Just as it has been in recent days, the wind […]