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Rio Olympics 2016 - US Sailing and Development Team rosters announced By Will Ricketson, , 1:08 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015
With 500 days remaining until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 42 Olympic and Paralympic class athletes to the 2015 US Sailing Team Sperry. The US national sailing team is selected annually and is comprised of the top sailors competing in the events selected for Rio 2016. ...[more]


Rio 2016 Games - Australian Sailing Team embarks on road to selection By Australian Sailing Team, , 9:12 PM Mon 23 Mar 2015
Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic - Thirteen Australian Sailing Team (AST) Olympic class athletes as well as six Paralympic class athletes are in the initial group of athletes aiming to secure their 2016 Olympic selection spot in the up-coming 2015 world sailing season. ...[more]


Rio Olympics 2016 - ISAF discusses pollution concerns with IOC By Nick Butler - insidethegames.biz, sailing.org, , 10:00 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015
As Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition is due to be held in Brazil, ISAF President Carlo Croce and ISAF Vice-President Scott Perry visited the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday 6 March where they met with IOC President Thomas Bach and members of the IOC staff to discuss the shared concern about pollution in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro ...[more]


Winner of IPC's women's day recognition award announced By International Paralympic Committee, , 4:05 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015
Twenty one-time Paralympic medalist Chantal Petitclerc, Canada's most successful Paralympian, was named as the winner of the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) International Women's Day Recognition Award on Sunday (8 March). ...[more]


International Paralympic Committee announce new committee appointments By International Paralympic Committee, , 3:20 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced the appointments of members to four Standing Committees following their approval by the IPC Governing Board at its meeting in Abu Dhabi, UAE, between 30 January and 1 February. ...[more]


ISAF statement on removal of Sailing as a Paralympic sport By Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:20 AM Thu 5 Feb 2015
The ISAF Disabled Sailing Committee (IFDS) is profoundly disappointed by the decision of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to exclude sailing from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. IFDS responded in a timely and comprehensive manner to queries from IPC, with details of sailors that participate regularly in international regattas or national championships, on Paralympic boats. ...[more]


2016 Olympics: Brazil's new Environment Secretary backs away from goal By Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:02 PM Sun 1 Feb 2015
In a disturbing report published by Associated Press, a newly appointed Environmental Secretary has said Brazil will not be able to achieve its stated goals of water quality in the venue for the 2016 Sailing Olympics. 'Removing 80 percent of the pollutants? It's not going to happen, it's not going to happen,' said Andrea Correa, who took office earlier this month. ...[more]


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]


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