Sailing Weekly #6

IOC president Thomas Bach admits Rio face a big challenge in clearing Guanabara Bay for sailing events at 2016 Olympics
Mail Online
Organisers of next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro face serious challenges over cleaning up the bay where the sailing competitions will be held, the IOC president Thomas Bach has admitted.

Yachtsman vows to finish Clipper Race around the globe
The Korea Herald
The first South Korean to enter a globetrotting clipper race vowed to finish it “no matter what” in a recent interview with The Korea Herald, adding that he hoped his endeavor would help raise awareness about yachting in South Korea.

Bronenosec Sailing Team maintains lead at RC44 Match Racing Championship
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Bronenosec Sailing Team once again demonstrated its boat-on-boat skills, enabling the Russian team to consolidate its lead in the 2015 RC44 Match Racing Championship following the first day of competition at the RC44 Marstrand Cup.

Sleds and TP52’s leading results in 48th Transpac
My Sailing AU
Boats from the two classes that symbolize Transpac more than any other have taken the top of the leaderboard in the 48th edition of this biennial ocean racing classic.

Broad Reach Foundation offers free sailing program for at-risk youth in Toronto [Video] Global News
The Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders is giving youth an opportunity to navigate their lives through a free sailing program in Toronto.

Sailing holidays: From beginners’ lessons to family trips and joining a flotilla
The Independent UK
Abigail Butcher proves that sailing holidays aren’t just for the professionals.

Extreme Sailing Series -Dramatic capsize
Sail World US
Day three of the Extreme Sailing Series Act Five, Hamburg presented by Land Rover saw five dramatic races squeezed in between thunderstorms blowing over the River Elbe off the HafenCity waterfront. t

Extreme Sailing Series – Big Crowds enjoy unique spectacle
Sail World US
Over 45,000 spectators lined the banks of the River Elbe to witness the debut in Hamburg of nine Extreme 40 catamarans racing so close to the shore that the fans were rewarded with a drenching of spray off the rudders of the boats.

Turn your dream into reality
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
With the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 having concluded in June, the transition for the crews back into life has begun. Particular focus is on the all-female Team SCA crew, and how they will parlay their experience.

Battling for the BVI Bonanza
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Cloudy skies and cooler temperatures rounded out the second day of sailing at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Marblehead.

Fed up of the city? Move to a sailing spot to suit you
The Telegraph UK
Young families are swapping urban life for the sea air as house prices rise in Britain’s sailing towns and the habour havens start to attract new residents – whether they yacht or not

Singlehanded racing on J/80 [Video]
Scuttbuttle Sailing News
Santiago Fiochi Alonso goes solo with wind ranging 5-12 knots on the J/80 Yates & Cosas in a race organiced by the Real Club Maritimo de Santander. Recorded with dual go-pros. Video published on Jul 23, 2015.