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Rio 2016 - Super-bugs found in Rio sailing waters By BBC News, , 2:52 AM Tue 23 Dec 2014
The 'super-bacteria' are usually found in hospital waste and produce an enzyme, KPC, resistant to antibiotics. Researchers found the bacteria in samples taken from Flamengo beach. Nearly 70% of sewage in Rio - a city of some 10 million people - is spilled raw into the waters of Guanabara Bay. The bacteria were found in samples taken from several locations along the Carioca river. ...[more]


Belcher and Ryan win Copa Brasil de Vela to top off a successful 2014 By Cora Zillich, , 2:31 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014
World Champions Mat Belcher (QLD) and Will Ryan (QLD) have won the Men’s 470 at the 'Copa Brasil de Vela' on Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay overnight. ...[more]


The Magic Road to Rio: Dutch 49er FX Team Nina and Claire By Fettje Osinga, Katwijk , 3:14 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014
Nina Keijzer and Claire Blom are fighting to qualify for the Dutch Olympic trials for the single Olympic slot in the 49’er FX class. These two ladies have been part of the Dutch Olympic Sailing Team, but as of now the partnership has ended and Magic Marine has stepped up to support this team in their action to take full control of their own program in order to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics. ...[more]


Rio 2016 - 20 Paralympic sailing spots awarded By ISAF, , 7:08 AM Thu 9 Oct 2014
The 2014 IFDS World Championships in Halifax, Canada acted as the first qualification regatta for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition. ...[more]


Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 2:29 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014
London 2012 49 Olympic Gold Medallist Nathan Outteridge signals major issue with Rio 2016 regatta Plenty of boat park time at Santander World 2014 as the race organisers struggle to keep racing on track in light airs and in discussions this week, the Australian gave this assessment of a major issue looming for the sailing regatta in 2016 ...[more]


British Sailing Team join forces with Zhik for new clothing range By British Sailing Team, , 6:48 AM Wed 10 Sep 2014
The British Sailing Team has joined forces with its technical clothing partner Zhik to provide a limited edition retail range which is available to buy online. Tested and proven, Zhik gear is the clear winning choice of Olympic and World Champions around the world. The British Sailing Team has been enjoying the fantastic range of Zhik products ...[more]


Rio 2016: No Vacation - a unique Swiss sailing team HD video from Rio By Juerg Kaufmann, , 5:18 AM Tue 9 Sep 2014
Top international sailing and extreme photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) was in Rio de Janerio for the recent Olympic test event. Perhaps better known for his America's Cup and other sailing events, and of course being Swiss, he loves his mountains. Kaufmann always wants to be unique. This is certainly different, and a very skilful use of images and camera techniques in this High Definition video. ...[more]


Australians start well in Rio By ISAF, , 11:47 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014
2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - The Australians doing well at Rio test event. The two years to go until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games milestone was celebrated at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 as the 324 sailors from 34 nations experienced a mixed bag of conditions in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...[more]


2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Day 3 By ISAF, , 12:25 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014
2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - The two years to go until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games milestone was celebrated at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 as the 324 sailors from 34 nations experienced a mixed bag of conditions in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...[more]


2016 Rio Olympic Games - Australian Sailing Team warming up in Rio By Cora Zillich, , 12:47 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014
2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games - With two years to go to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, selected crews of the Australian Sailing Team are currently in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Olympic Sailing venue of Guanabara Bay for Rio’s first Olympic test event. Officially titled 'Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014', the regatta is the first of all Olympic test events and the first of tw ...[more]


2016 Olympics: Brazil successfully improving water quality By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:26 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014
Top international photographer, Juerg Knaufmann (SUI) has been in Rio de Janeiro at the venue for the 2016 Sailing Olympics and reports that the serious issues surrounding the water pollution at the race venue are being mitigated. ...[more]


Help clean up the sailing water at Rio - Image Gallery By Juerg Kaufmann, , 4:49 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) is in Rio for the first of two Olympic Test events. Like many others in the sailing community he is most unhappy about the quality of the water at the Olympic venue. Sailing has always prided itself on being an environmentally proud sport. ...[more]


Australian Sailing Team in Rio for first Olympic test event By Cora Zillich, , 12:24 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014
Selected crews of the Australian Sailing Team have arrived in Rio de Janeiro to compete at the first Olympic test event in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. ...[more]


Rio 2016 Paralympics - Tasmanian sailors on the Road to Rio By Peter Campbell, , 10:48 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014
Paralympic sailor Matt Bugg heads for Canada this week in a bid to again qualify Australia as a nation a place at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Bugg, who will be sailing in the International 2.4mR class in which he finished seventh overall at the London 2012 Paralympics, is one of five Tasmanians seeking a berth at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. ...[more]


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]


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