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    Published on 11-20-2021 09:08 AM
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    Van Aanholt and de Ruyter (NED) 2021 World Championship Oman 20 November, 2021 ©Sailing Energy / Oman Sail




    Words ByBen Remocker

    In a day described as ‘random’ by most of the fleet, van Aanholt and de Ruyter (NED) continually moved up through the fleet to take a stranglehold on the lead at the World Championship. Light winds and a delayed start meant only two races were held, and in each race, the Dutch made mammoth downwind comebacks to beat out their rivals and score low points on the day.

    Right at the start of race 13, the Dutch were flagged ...
    Published on 11-18-2021 10:55 AM
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    Omani Gold on National Day
    Musab Al Hadi with Waleed Al Kindi (OMA) moved into 25th place and qualified for Gold fleet in a first for Oman at a 49er World Championship. The pair have been sailing 49er for almost a decade, and became quite emotional upon realizing their effort had secured them this milestone.

    The achievement was even sweeter to occur on Oman National Day, a celebration of the founding of modern Oman on the Sultan’s birthday. Considering it was Sultan Qaboos that ...
    Published on 08-03-2021 11:20 AM
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    Enoshima, Japan – Four medal races and the end of 470 qualifying action combined to create a memorable tenth day of sailing at Tokyo 2020, which saw the US Sailing Team compete in the Nacra 17 medal race and in both 470 fleets. In the Nacra 17, Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.) and Anna Weis (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) submitted a strong 3rd place performance in the double-points medal race and ended their event in 9th overall. ...
    Published on 08-02-2021 10:46 AM
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    Enoshima, Japan – A lack of wind forced the postponement of racing in all active sailing events on Monday at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. After a lengthy onshore delay, the Race Committee elected to push Monday’s scheduled races to Tuesday, including the 49er and 49erFX skiff medal races that ...
    Published on 07-30-2021 03:21 PM
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    Matt Wearn has wrapped up the gold medal in the Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition, making him the third consecutive Australian to have achieved the feat.

    Denmarks’ Anne-Marie Rindom could have done the same in the Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial, but for a big misunderstanding.

    It was very light and fluky conditions, not for the faint hearted. Some adapted to the new breeze and others have suffered as the breeze got harder to read.

    Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser

    Even light and fluky winds couldn’t hold up the relentless march of Matt Wearn who secured the gold medal for Australia this afternoon. With a 22-point advantage, Sunday’s Medal Race will be a formality for the ...
    Published on 07-28-2021 11:49 AM
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    Enoshima is famous, notorious even, for its big wave action, and that’s what the sailors got on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.

    Eight out of ten fleets were racing on Wednesday, with only the Laser and Laser Radial having a rest day. Some sailors put down some big markers with dominant performances in the 470 Women and Nacra 17.

    In the Men’s and Women’s Skiff events, both halves of an engaged couple are sharing the limelight in their respective boats, Dylan Fletcher (GBR) taking the lead in the 49er and his fiancée Charlotte Dobson (GBR) maintaining top spot in the 49erFX.

    Alongside the big waves across Sagami Bay, the sailors thrived in 14-17 knots of consistent south westerly breeze that gave them a stern test.

    Men’s Windsurfer – RS:X
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    Published on 07-27-2021 09:12 AM
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    Enoshima, Japan – With the addition of the 49erFX skiff and Finn heavyweight dinghy fleets to the sailing action off Enoshima, Japan, American sailing fans were able to watch three additional U.S. athletes competing near the front of their fleets at Tokyo 2020.

    Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wis.) and Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) opened their Olympic ...