With the Rio Games about to commence there is much being discussed about the sailing races. Experts like Charlie McKee, who has been two time medalist from US talks about how the preparations are necessary for the Games. He would know as he currently holds the position of High Performance Director for the team that would be representing US. Charlie provided vital insights as to how the teams who are participating need to get ready for the Olympic regatta. The first factor that needs to be considered is the psychological aspect when teams have to compete in alien surroundings.
Today, the racing started at the Moth US Nationals, along with Patrick Wilson proving to be the most coherent to take the top spot. Racing ends tomorrow. French sailor termed the day as La belle vie. Seven races were finished in 8-18 knots of wind moving down flat clear water. Sailing with plain technique, leading the meet is Patrick Wilson, the 3 days he spent fastening his bow and not rehearsing did not hinder his performance. Following behind in a 3-way tie for the 2nd spot are Brad Funk, Matt Knowles and Jonny Goldsberry. Knowles is a lawyer from Boston who came at 2 am last evening, jumped in his yacht and had a magnificent day. The fleet, today, naturally formed groups assembled by progression; any time the breeze hits around fourteen knots gaps occur – a observation of the sailors time in the yacht.
Arnold & Son has declared the renewal of their strategic worldwide collaboration with luxury yacht firm Northrop & Johnson. Their collaboration started last year with the target to increase luxury lifestyle experiences for both respective lays of clients. Because of the success of the partnership, both firms are now looking at the collaboration as a long-term tie-up as they expect for continued success through this year. Arnold & Son and Northrop & Johnson will be seen at all yacht shows of this year, including the Yachts Miami Beach exhibit, the Monaco Yacht Show, the Palm Beach International Boat Show, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show as well as many more. At Singapore Yacht Show, which will go on from 7th to 10th April, 2016, the clients of Northrop & Johnson will have the privilege of being the very first to see the Arnold & Son geegaws and it would be launched officially at Baselworld next month. Ottaviano Iacono, the Strategic Partnership director, told that the partnership between Arnold & Son and Northrop & Johnson has allowed them to create all new initiatives and projects. This year would be no exception. They are very excited to announce a variety of rich appointments throughout this year.
Over two-hundred-and-forty sailors from thirty-seven countries will be in Qingdao, China from 14th to 20th Sep, 2015, for the next the ISAF Sailing World Cup installment. On offer would be world class racing through nine Olympic fleets, Abu Dhabi ISAF Sailing World Cup Final spots, Rio 2016 Olympic Games places, a share of the US$ 150000 prize fund and World Cup medals. As Asian continental qualification meet for Men’s and Women’s 470, Finn and Nacra 17 the contest in Qingdao is set to be furious with a deepness of international sailing talent within the respective flutters. Along with this, sailors will be targeting to book their spot on the beginning line of Abu Dhabi ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in October’s end.
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