sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio

'Start 49erFX - 2014 49er and 49erFX European Championships - Day 5'    © Mick Anderson / Sailingpix.dk    Click Here to view large photo

Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on their second tour in Europe and the just concluded European Championships

We have mixed emotions about our time in Helsinki. A week on from the 2014 Europeans the dust has settled, and we are able to see our strengths and weaknesses more clearly - our performance over the competition had its highs and lows, but we are happy with a 3rd place. We think our campaign is on track, and most importantly we have identified the major gaps, which we will look to improve on going forward and before the Worlds this year.

Since competing, we have had some great time away from the boat park and were able to see some amazing places. After packing up and loading the trailer, which has made its way back down to Spain, we had a great team dinner in Helsinki, and a bit of a boogie with the other sailors until sunrise (which isn’t that impressive being so far north, the stars are rarely out!). The next day we headed to Berlin where we had four days of being hosted by friends and Molly’s old flatmate Louisa - a bunch of kiwis exploring the city.

Our first day has been pretty chilled here in Rio, spent checking out the local sailing club and then waiting for our missing baggage to arrive. The scenery is breath-taking, with the mountains that surround the bay and steep cliffs leading into the water. You can just imagine what Rio would have looked like when the explorers first found it. Before humans inhabited the bays, it must have been a luscious, beautiful paradise, where we have been told whales once had their breeding grounds.

Unfortunately, with the hillside Favelas, comes the run off of human waste, and the once clean water now looks not so appealing with rubbish swimming in it and the water taking on a dirty brown colour. We have our fingers crossed that all of our team makes it out of Rio without getting sick!

For the remainder of this blog including first thoughts on the Olympic venue at Rio and the much discussed pollution issue click here

The view from the NZL Sailing Team’s base camp in Rio -  Red Bull Content  


by Molly Meech and Alex Maloney


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=124759

4:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

29 Jul 2014  420 Open Worlds: Nervous and ordinary start by Kiwis on Day 1
24 Jul 2014  NZL Sailing Team arrive in Rio for Olympic Test Event
23 Jul 2014  Kiwi SKUD Sailing: Paralympic Campaign - your chance to support
21 Jul 2014  2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – Groundhog Day(s)!
20 Jul 2014  NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team: Bronze Medal for NZL in the 29er
18 Jul 2014  Top Kiwi Laser sailor just avoids being on downed airliner
18 Jul 2014  French 420s: Waste timber, lifejackets, Glad wrap and Dumpster diving
17 Jul 2014  420 Nationals - France: Day 3 - A view from the Orange Roughy
17 Jul 2014  NZL Yachting Trust Youth Worlds team: Kiwi 29ers back into 3rd
16 Jul 2014  NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team: Long, tough Day 2 at ISAF Youth Worlds
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



































ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here by Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor,








470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position by 470 International Association Class,




ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,




















Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4   
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems   
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious   
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4   
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories   
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate   
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing   
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com   
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT