The water off the Swedish west coast was as smooth as a ballroom floor which meant a long wait for the breeze to fill in from the north before the teams could head out on the racecourse for the first day of the WMRT West Coast Cup. But once the wind filled in it brought perfect conditions for full power racing.
The 470 World Championships head to San Isidro, Argentina on 20-27 February, and here is a little teaser from our editing suite available to all Member National Authorities (MNAs) and Class Associations.
Fresh out of the editing suite available to all our Member National Authorities (MNA) and Classes, check out this little promo for the upcoming 49er , 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds in Clearwater, USA 9-14 February.
At the end of August ten sailors from six countries, supported by their coaches, attended the first ISAF Paralympic Development Program clinic in Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain.
Led by Betsy Alison, US Sailing Paralympic Coach and Chair of the Disabled Sailing Committee, with support from Matt Grier, Royal Yachting Association Paralympic Development Coach and Jacob Haug, a 2.4mR coach sailors and coaches were put through their paces.
Throughout the clinic sailors benefited from on-water expertise, sailing in the Paralympic one-person keelboat, the 2.4mR, as well as daily on-shore briefings.
World Sailing TV were on-hand to capture the moment and you can view the video here.
Sopot, Poland's jewel of the Baltic, came good for day two of Energa Sopot Match Race, the first event in the new World Match Racing Tour season, with the organisers able to get through 11 out of 15 matches in the Match Racing Round Robin.
The World Championship Finals of the World Match Racing Tour opened in the best possible way today, with Marstrand delivering strong breeze and sunny skies for the 20 international teams competing in Sweden.
The World Match Racing Tour Newport entered its match racing phase today. While Newport Harbour was fog-free and blessed with sun all day, there was a long pause mid-way through the Qualifying Group Sail-offs as the wind slowly veered from the north into the sea breeze direction of the southeast.
Sally Barkow (USA), Team Magenta 32, was pulled up yesterday for swearing live on camera at the World Match Racing Tour in Copenhagen, so she has resorted to an angry growl as her family-friendly alternative to letting off steam.