Which Rio Medalists Most Likely to Miss Tokyo Olympics

[total-poll id=21497] Of the nine teams in 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 that won medals in Rio, at least 1 team will not do so in Tokyo 2020. The five teams or sailors locked in selection battles won’t all make it to the next Olympic start line. Since sweeping the 2016 Quad, Peter Burling and […]

Rio Like Light Winds In Weymouth

Day 3 – Second Day of Racing Only the 49er fleet got racing in on Day 3 of the World Cup of Sailing – Weymouth, as light winds continue to dominate the week.  Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign sit atop the 49er leaderboard after a 1, 2 on the day. The British Olympic bound duo […]

12th and 14th Placed Finishers from World Championship Denied Olympic Berths

Rio News Sailing is facing very tough issues right now.  The Olympic movement has already removed Paralympic sailing from 2020 and given World Sailing a clear warning to make sailing: More universal (more countries participating) 50-50 gender equity Increase the appeal to youth (largely seen as a request to make sailing interesting/attractive) There have been […]

Who Will Selectors Send to Rio?

35 of the 40 skiff teams heading to Rio know it, leaving five squads awaiting the decision of their national selectors.  At Sailing World Cup Hyeres a new 49erFX medal contender joined the ranks as the Dutch system winds up sending Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz to Rio, a team right at the top of […]

Last Chance to Compare Before Rio and Fleet Rejuvenation

The 2016 European Championship from Barcelona, Spain marks a turning point between the 2016 quadrennial and the 2020 Tokyo Quadrennial.  As most of the Olympic fleet has been decided, many top team who will not be racing in Rio will take a break, or maybe just a breath, before reassessing their futures in Olympic sailing.  […]

Tight Final Day of Qualifying Determines Who Contests USA for Olympic Berth

The 49er Olympic nation qualifying went down to the wire at the mid point of Sailing World Cup Miami regatta.  Three nations from North America were fighting it out for Gold Fleet berths along with two teams from South America.  The USA were in good shape, as the teams of Thomas Barrows with Joseph Morris […]

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

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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 […]