F18’s, Olympic media and more

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The Globaltech F18 World Championship, the class's first Worlds ever contested in the USA. After the first day Carolijn Brouwer of Belgium leads the 118 boat fleet from 13 countries and five continents, while Darren Bundock (Bundy), her Australian life partner is 12th.

A lot of feedback on Richard Gladwell’s article about the Olympics and the media. Our Kiwi editor says the Australian Sailing Team interaction with the media was a great example of just how to deliver value for the sport and the sponsors. He is much less complimentary of the NZ yachting organisation.

A quiet few days on the local scene but it’s all happening at the Rolex San Francisco Big Boat series and the Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup.

August 8, 2012 - Weymouth, England - Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) Gold Medal winners - speak with the Media in the MIxed Zone

Monday 10th September 2012 - Kinsale, Co. Cork: Australian Richard Lynn with Ian Olson and Roger Hickman crewing during choppy conditions on the second day of racing in the Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport
David Branigan - Oceansport.ie

Fleet racing - 2012 49er European and Youth World Championship
Dan Cunningham