Thinking on your feet is one of the signs of a great sailor, especially when disaster rears its ugly head. Two World Championship winning sailors, Adrian Stead and Cam Lewis, reveal two examples of quick thinking that saved the day...
Mat Belcher and Will Ryan should have been disappointed with third place at the 470 European Championships in Monaco recently, you might think. Not at all for the usually all-conquering Aussies though. For the Olympic medallists, this was a 'process' regatta, not an 'outcome' regatta, to use the parlance of top athletes....
Simon Cooke Vatti speaks about racing at the 8th China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen, October 2014
Laurence Nicolas speaks about racing at the 8th China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen, October 2014
Albert Diesch speaks about racing at the 8th China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen, October 2014
For 470 Olympic Champion Jo Aleh, the China Cup is her first foray into competitive keelboat racing. “We’re happy with how we sailed today, with two clean races. It was easy to get wrong, so we’re happy to get two keepers.”
Hannah Mills won silver at her first Olympic Games in London, competing with Saskia Clark in the 470 women’s event. Since London, she’s taken time out of the sport, returning to Olympic Classes sailing only this month as she and Clark prepare for their World Championships in August as a first step back on the Road to Rio
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