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Stars And Stripes Join AC36

Stars And Stripes Join AC36

There was an iconic challenge taken up by the boat Stars and Stripes which was sailed by Dennis Conner’s team in 1987. This vessel sailed down and was victorious at that time as it beat the Aussies in their own waters and came back to a parade that was organized in their honor in New York City.

This moniker would be making a return among the foiling monohulls in 2021. Word was heard about this team to participate in America’s Cup and would fly the colors of Long Beach Yacht Club of California. The boat has been given the go-ahead sign by Defender and Challenger of Record to be part of AC36. The co-founders of Stars & Stripes campaign, Mike Buckley stated that he has been working with Taylor Canfield, match racing skipper and who has also won the Congressional Cup four times, to assemble a sailing roster. It would be announced soon and the professional goal of the team is to get their boat and their performance to competitive levels by 2021.

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World Class Sailors On Day 1 World Sailing

World Class Sailors On Day 1 World Sailing

The first day of World Sailing Championships in Aarhus, Denmark saw several experienced sailors, both of men’s and women’s categories of 470 as well as Finn get down to a fierce competition. The races started in 2nd August 2018 and are being broadcasted live on World Sailing Network.

The 470 fleets have 224 sailors competing from 32 nations that include eight medalists of the Olympics. There are 16 spots to be gained for Tokyo Olympic games 2020 which are up for grabs, equally among men and women. The Men’s 470 see 130 sailors competing in 65 teams. They have several Olympic medalists who are battling to get their nation a spot in the forthcoming Olympics.

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World Sailing’s Training Scholarship Gets Underway

World Sailing’s Training Scholarship Gets Underway

The World Sailing’s Training Scholarship is held from 5th September to 22nd October this year and six National Olympic Committees (NOC) are taking part in the training session. It is held at the World Sailing Executive Office in Great Britain’s Southampton.

There will be a host of theoretical and practical subjects that will be covered over the long seven week course. Last year’s training program was a huge success and this has prompted NOC’s of The Dominican Republic, Fiji, Myanmar, Ukraine and Romania take part in the training program. The attendees of this training will be taking home all the wealth of knowledge that they gain from this training to their respective nations to share with their World Sailing Member National Authority (MNA).

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GP14 World Championship 2016

GP14 World Championship 2016

The GP14 World Championships 2016 have really captured the vision of both steady GP14 sailors as well as those from other packs with more than hundred yachts from 7 different nations registered for the Easter tournament.

For a Class predominantly based in the United Kingdom and Ireland; the 2016 Worlds popularity has undoubtedly got to be the location. By the end of March, Barbados will be flooded with around 400 sailors and their families looking to combine a top class event with a luxury holiday.

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