New fees added to all Olympic boats

The World Sailing Board is implementing significant new fees on sailors using Olympic equipment without a vote of council. The new Olympic contracts, which each Olympic class for 2024 must sign by August 1st, includes a new 1% fee on all equipment sales that will pull an estimated $300,000 annually from the pockets of Olympic […]

Sail Melbourne 2015 Begins

49er Two bullets for David Gilmour and crewman, Rhys Mara, was plenty to give them an early break on the quality 49er fleet before the wind strengthened to the point some crews struggled to stay upright. On their Sailing World Cup day one Mara said, “It’s really good to be back in Australia and sailing […]

Big Breeze Medal Race Finale For Olympic Stars At Kieler Woche

24 June 2015 The breeze kicked in for Medal Race day at Kieler Woche (Kiel Week), making for some thrilling live TV coverage of the Laser, Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX classes. The Olympic class racing saved the best for last, with multiple capsizes in the 49erFX making for great drama and unpredictability. After starting […]

Solid Start to Qualifying in Palma

Both the 49er and 49erFX managed to get three races each on the first day of Qualifying in Palma.  After an overcast start to the day, the clouds parted and a light sea breeze formed to allow racing to begin around noon on all courses.  The 49er sailors had the majority of the fleet stuck […]