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sail-world.com -- News - 2008 Olympics QingdaoSat, 9 Aug 2008 at 01:00 to Sun, 24 Aug 2008
Qingdao might spell the Future of Sailing
By Marine Business World,
8:10 PM Sun 22 Aug 2010
As Kjell Borking, the Vice President of EUROSAF, the peak European sailing body commented today at the 2010 International Sailing Forum in Qingdao ‘’The explosion of sailing in Asia is both a joyous and a sad time for this European dominated sport.’ ...
Elliott 6 metre selected for 2012 Olympics
By Richard Gladwell,
4:13 AM Sat 15 Nov 2008
The ISAF Council followed a conservative approach today when it opted for the same classes to contest the same events in the 2012 Olympic as they had done in the 2008 Olympics. The only addition is the introduction of the Elliott 6 metre in the Womens Match Racing event, which will make its debut at the 2012 Olympics. ...
Ainslie and Sensini win ISAF Rolex Sailor Awards
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
9:27 AM Wed 12 Nov 2008
Ben Ainslie (GBR) and Alessandra Sensini (ITA) have just been announced as the winners of the ISAF Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards at a dinner in Madrid, Spain ...
Boost for RS:X sailing down under
By David Mead, Pryde Group,
7:08 AM Wed 5 Nov 2008
Neil Pryde Limited (Pryde Group) designed and developed the RS:X Olympic Windsurfing Equipment and is the exclusive manufacturer.
In a boost to the RS:X class 'down under' CEO Neil Pryde announced that Performance Sailcraft Australasia has been appointed Australasian distributors for RS:X ...
Not time to change Olympic windsurfer says Pryde
By Bob Maxwell,
8:30 PM Mon 3 Nov 2008
At this weeks ISAF meeting amongst the agenda items is a proposal to switch windsurfing boards for the 2012 London Olympic Games from the existing Neil Pryde RS:X to a new Starboard built Formula board. ...
Tornado moots one design for 11th Olympic medal
By ITA Committee,
10:01 PM Tue 21 Oct 2008
The structure of the Tornado class has gone through many changes over the past 11 months. The Tornado Class/Multihull community became to complacent believing that multihull was safe and would always be part of the Olympic program, this lead to a major shock to us all at the 2007 Annual ISAF meeting in November. ...
ISAF Working Party support NZ design for Olympics
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
11:30 AM Mon 6 Oct 2008
A Working Party from the International Sailing Federation has made a submission to the International Sailing Federation supporting the previous submission from Yachting New Zealand that the Elliott 6m be chosen as the equipment for the 2012 Olympics in the new Womens Match Racing Event. ...
Slingsby stumbled in Qingdao. What Happened?
By Tom Slingsby,
6:03 AM Thu 25 Sep 2008
Australia's Laser sailor Tom Slingsby was the gold medal favourite going into the Olympic regatta. But he had a shocker, finishing 22nd overall. Now Tom talks about what happened and the road ahead. ...
Balboa Yacht Club welcomes Paralympic sailing hero
By Lynn Fitzpatrick, Orange County, CA ,
9:07 PM Fri 19 Sep 2008
United Airlines delivered precious cargo to Orange County's John Wayne Airport this afternoon. Over 100 Balboa Yacht Club members, friends and family welcomed home Paralympic Gold Medallist, Nick Scandone; his wife, Mary Kate; his loyal friend and coach, Mike Pinckney and his devoted brother, Vince (Rock). ...
If Everyone could have seen them dance .....
By Lynn Fitzpatrick,
7:48 PM Wed 17 Sep 2008
Spending the last two weeks with the sailors, coaches, assistants, friends, families, care givers and International Association of Disabled Sailors (IFDS) officials during the 2008 Paralympics Sailing Regatta in Qingdao, China was the most rewarding experience of my career as a sailing journalist. These people are amazing! ...