The World Match Racing Tour Newport entered its match racing phase today. While Newport Harbour was fog-free and blessed with sun all day, there was a long pause mid-way through the Qualifying Group Sail-offs as the wind slowly veered from the north into the sea breeze direction of the southeast.
Sally Barkow (USA), Team Magenta 32, was pulled up yesterday for swearing live on camera at the World Match Racing Tour in Copenhagen, so she has resorted to an angry growl as her family-friendly alternative to letting off steam.
For all their many years of experience on the World Match Racing Tour, Johnie Berntsson (SWE), Flux Team, and Bjorn Hansen (SWE), Nautiska Racing were not expected to make it very far this week in Copenhagen.
Nicolai Sehested (DEN), Trefor Matchracing, and Taylor Canfield (USVI), US One, have set the early pace at the World Match Racing Tour Copenhagen, both skippers winning three of their four fleet race qualifying heats today.
Taylor Canfield and his US One Sailing Team triumphed in the Congressional Cup, Stage Two of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), after five days of "unbelievable match racing" - making him the first skipper to win three Crimson Blazers back-to-back, in the 52-year history of the legendary regatta.
The 470 World Championships head to San Isidro, Argentina on 20-27 February, and here is a little teaser from our editing suite available to all Member National Authorities (MNAs) and Class Associations.
Fresh out of the editing suite available to all our Member National Authorities (MNA) and Classes, check out this little promo for the upcoming 49er , 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds in Clearwater, USA 9-14 February.
At the end of August ten sailors from six countries, supported by their coaches, attended the first ISAF Paralympic Development Program clinic in Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain.
Led by Betsy Alison, US Sailing Paralympic Coach and Chair of the Disabled Sailing Committee, with support from Matt Grier, Royal Yachting Association Paralympic Development Coach and Jacob Haug, a 2.4mR coach sailors and coaches were put through their paces.
Throughout the clinic sailors benefited from on-water expertise, sailing in the Paralympic one-person keelboat, the 2.4mR, as well as daily on-shore briefings.
World Sailing TV were on-hand to capture the moment and you can view the video here.