Posts Tagged Sailing

Rio official says there’s ‘no plan B’ for Olympic sailing

In this Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 photo, boys play next to an abandoned boat, on the garbage-littered shore of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro state's top environmental official acknowledged at a Friday, Jan. 23rd press conference, that the Olympic pledge of slashing by 80 percent the levels of pollution flowing into the trash- and raw sewage-filled Guanabara Bay is unattainable by next year's summer games. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have “no plan B” for the 2016 games’ sailing competitions, despite a recent admission by the state’s top environment official that it will be impossible to meet pledges to clean up the raw sewage- and trash-filled waters where the events are to be staged.

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Dongfeng wins 3rd leg of Volvo Ocean Race

SANYA, China (AP) — Dongfeng Race Team, led by French skipper Charles Caudrelier, claimed a slice of Volvo Ocean Race history Tuesday when it became the Chinese entry to win a leg of offshore sailing’s most prestigious event.

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America’s Cup sailor seeks investigation of ex-teammate

SAN DIEGO (AP) — New Zealander Matt Mitchell has asked sailing’s governing body to investigate former Oracle Team USA teammate Simeon Tienpont for gross misconduct, the latest fallout from one of the biggest scandals in America’s Cup history.

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Bella Mente holds slight lead in Key West regatta

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Minneapolis skipper Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente, has a slight lead over Numbers in the IRC 1 class entering Friday’s final races at the five-day Quantum Key West sailing regatta.

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Bella Mente, Numbers tied for lead in Key West regatta

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Minneapolis skipper Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente, has a slight lead over Numbers in the IRC 1 class entering Friday’s final races at the five-day Quantum Key West sailing regatta.

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