Viper 640 International Race

Viper 640 internationals probably got the befitting weather condition as per the name of the competition.

The day the event was held was a stormy though bright day and it helped bring out the best among the competitors. Held at Hamilton in Bermuda, there were several stalwart sailors who competed in this event. For instance, Zeke Horowitz, who sailed with Brendan Healey as well as Ian Coleman, was able to have a lead in the races up to six finishes. The races were held on November 18th at Great Sound in Bermuda.

The competition known as Aspen Viper 640 International Championship saw the trio have a yellow spinnaker which is a fixture that is familiar in the circles. The trip was sponsored into the event by EFG. There were other Viper 640 competitors of North America category as well. As Horowitz stated later, it was definitely great to be standing on top of the stands, but the sailing experience had been worthwhile as well. Continue reading “Viper 640 International Race”

World Sailing penultimate Rio visit

The World Sailing is happy with the build up being made by Rio 2016 as well as the Brazil authorities in grooming for the 2016 Rio Olympic as well as Paralympic Sailing Competition after an official visit from 7th to10th March, 2016.

CEO Andy Hunt, 2016 Rio Sailing Technical Delegates Scott Perry and Alastair Fox, Medical Commission representative Dr. Nebojša Nikolic, and Chairman of the Events Committee Pablo Masseroni met with the Rio Organising Committee, the State, the City, the State Environment Institute (INEA) as well as the State Company of Water and Sewage (CEDAE) over the 4 day period.

The safety and health of sailors competing at the 2016 Rio is paramount and World Sailing stay centered on forking out an excellent Olympic Sailing Competition on a safe as well as fair pack of play. The renovation of Marina da Gloria by BR Marinas is coming in the final stages of culmination and is on-track to be forked up in early April with many of the marina buildings presently being fitted-out for occupancy.

Dr Nebojša Nikolic said told that he is happy with the planning work that is being done ahead of the Games to make sure that the welfare of sailors stays a top priority and that appropriate water testing and protocols are in place to inform decision making at the Games.

The water condition testing data will be closely monitored. And it will be used to educate officials and sailors on what they can do themselves to reduce health risks ahead of the Games.