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Paige Railey: ISAF Youth Worlds produced Laser Radial talent By ISAF / Imogen Stanley, , 7:45 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014
In 2005 Railey was at the top of her game, she won gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds taking six wins out of the eleven races. Following on from this Railey went onto win European Gold and finally, but most impressively, the Open World Championship title. This sprinkling of gold put her at a well-deserved World #1 ranking confirming her status as the world’s best in 2005. ...[more]


Image Gallery: Sarah Steyaert and Julie Bossard 49er FX Olympic Class By Christophe Launay, , 5:18 AM Wed 28 May 2014
Sarah Steyaert and Julie Bossard campaigning to represent France in the 49er FX class, the new Olympic Women's double-handed skiff class. The 49erFX is a modified version of the male high performance 49er skiff that has been sailed in the Olympics since the Sydney games in 2000. ...[more]


2016 Olympic Games - Water pollution targets abandoned By Sail-world.com, , 4:04 AM Mon 19 May 2014
By the 2016 Olympic Games Brazil will not make good on its commitment to clean up Rio de Janeiro's sewage-filled Guanabara Bay, state environmental officials admitted last week. ...[more]


Teddy Ndaro wants to be first native Kenyan to sail in the Olympics By Robert Deaves, , 7:15 AM Sat 17 May 2014
Like many a sailor around the world, Teddy Ndaro (KEN) has a dream - to represent his country in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is not unique in that, but in doing so he would become the first-ever native Kenyan to sail in the Olympic Games. ...[more]


International Paralympic Committee pleased with Rio 2016 prep progress By IPC, , 6:36 AM Thu 15 May 2014
Following a two day project review with the Rio 2016 Organising Committee, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has said it is encouraged by the progress being made preparing for the 2016 Paralympic Games and welcomed the appointment by Rio 2016 of IPC Vice President Andrew Parsons as Chair of its Paralympic Integration Committee. ...[more]


Australian Sailing Squad’s Jake Lilley - Junior European Finn Champion By Cora Zillich, , 12:21 PM Tue 13 May 2014
Australian Sailing Squad’s Jake Lilley (QLD) wrapped up the 2014 Junior European Finn Championship (22-25 September 2014) in La Rochelle, France with a win, and fifteenth position in the senior open fleet. ...[more]


IOC denies speculation that London will host the 2016 Olympics? By Saill-World.com, , 2:43 PM Sat 10 May 2014
London has been secretly asked if it would be able to take over the 2016 Olympics because Brazil is so far behind on preparations, Britain's Evening Standard newspaper has said. This has been denied by the IOC. ...[more]


Australian Finn sailors line up for European challenge By Rob Kothe and Sail-World team, , 10:43 PM Sun 4 May 2014
The fleet very strong, it includes 21 former Olympians, six former European champions and three former world champions. There are two young Australians in the fleet, 23 year old Oliver Tweddell (AUS) was ranked World number one after an outstanding start to the season but has been dogged by an arm injury and after struggling in Palma and Hyeres has dropped to second in the world. ...[more]


Kiwi Gold: Former America's Cup sailors on the Road to Rio Paralympics By Alan Sefton, , 9:21 PM Thu 1 May 2014
The Kiwi Gold Sailing team continues to receive great support – from without and within. The team was formed last year to assist two of New Zealand’s outstanding sailing talents, David Barnes and Rick Dodson, to achieve their goal of winning a medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, ...[more]


Rio preps 'worse than Athens' says IOC Vice President + Video By Mike Tancred, AOC, , 12:01 AM Thu 1 May 2014
The Australian Olympic Committee President and International Olympic Committee Vice President, John Coates, has described Rio’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics as 'the worst I have experienced' and 'worse than Athens' (2004). ...[more]


IOC vice-president calls Rio 2016 preparations 'worst ever seen' By BBC, , 4:40 AM Wed 30 Apr 2014
The preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games are the 'worst' ever seen, according to International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates. The Australian said the IOC has taken 'unprecedented' action by placing experts in the local organising committee to ensure the Games go ahead. ...[more]


ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - The Tale of three B's By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 4:06 AM Sun 27 Apr 2014
Today's Medal Races for Australia's Rio Olympic campaigners was largely the tale of three B's Burton, Belcher and Bundock. ...[more]


ISAF World Sailing Cup: Generational 'Game-On' in 49er Fleet at Hyeres By Ben Remocker, , 7:56 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014
For ages it was said that it took multiple Olympic cycles to move into podium potential performance. The young guns, not known for patience, are saying forget about that, I want to compete now! Just look at the podium at 2013 worlds. Out in front were mid-twenties Burling and Tuke, in Second, youngsters Hansen and Porebski, and in Bronze, veterans Dyen and Christidis. ...[more]


Belcher and Ryan lead from the start in Hyeres By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 12:51 AM Tue 22 Apr 2014
Olympic Gold Medallist and 2013 ISAF World Sailor of the Year Mat Belcher is leading a very strong Australian team into the last ISAF Sailing World Cup of the 2013-2014 season. ...[more]


Olympic stars inspire next wave of hopefuls at the RYA Youth Nationals By British Sailing Team, , 1:25 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014
Sailing stars Luke Patience, Hannah Mills and Nick Dempsey were on hand to inspire the next wave of Olympic hopefuls at the RYA Youth National Championships at Weymouth and Portland. The five-day event, held at the scene of their 2012 silver medal-winning triumphs, is the premier event on the annual Youth Racing calendar, and is an event which Mills won herself in the 420 girls event in 2005. ...[more]


ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - GBR sailors ready for battle By RYA, , 3:27 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres awaits for GBR sailors. Helena Lucas and Megan Pascoe will aim to make it a hat-trick of British World Cup regatta victories in the 2.4mR class in 2014 when they take to the racetrack next week (21-26 April). ...[more]


Why the 49er class is pushing hard to get finals format changed +Video By Ben Remocker, , 10:36 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014
The 49er class has a tradition of pushing sailing forward, aligning to the Olympic ideals and the Olympic business model. The overall Olympic success is a complex tonic, but the core product is live sports. Live coverage of sailing is difficult and expensive. Traditionally it has also been slow paced and difficult to understand for non-sailors, the vast majority of Olympic customers. ...[more]


Finn Lynch moves one step closer to realising Olympic dream By ISA, , 9:20 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014
Yesterday in Croatia, Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Development sailor Finn Lynch moved one step closer to realising his Olympic dream. The 17 year old was competing at the Split Olympic Week in the hopes of earning the second allocated Laser Standard place for the Olympic qualifier in Santander this autumn. ...[more]


ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Providence Team IRL ready for action By ISA, , 7:15 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014
Come Easter Monday, the complete seven-member Irish Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Team, Providence Team IRL, will join a staggering 1,100 sailors on the French Riviera for the final instalment of the ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013-2014 series. ...[more]


ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team ready for action By US Sailing, , 7:29 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
Following a short break after the completion of ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca in Spain, the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider will be in action again April 21-26 at the upcoming World Cup event in Hyères, France. A strong American contingent of over 30 athletes will compete in nine Olympic classes. ...[more]


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