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Training partners are stepping up
Most of the big names in 49er sailing are taking a well-deserved leave after Tokyo. As such, now is the time for potential Paris stars to usurp aging veterans.

Some names one would expect, like Tim Fischer with Fabian Graf (GER), who won the bronze medal at the 2018 world championships, do just that. They were modest in their assessment for the day, saying they were lucky with their picks upwind, but it was clear that they were able to execute their plans downwind. With the wind turning left all day, they jibed to widen the lingering lag on the tracks, and passed all day to score a 1, 2, 4 and move up to second place with 35 points.

35 points is a popular total, with three other teams each tied for second with the Germans. Mollerus and Macdiarmid (USA), winners of the Alexander the Great regatta, are among those teams which are targeting Paris after the USA have missed Tokyo. Then there are two training partners Tokyo from Austria and Poland, followed by another Polish team at just one point.

In seventh position are new names in the Spanish fleet, Martin Wizner with Pablo Garcia. The duo are only 20 and 21 years old and have moved to Santander to train with the Spanish federation from their sailing center. Navigating hard while attending college is quite a challenge, but it’s worth it. They scored two third places by starting well and hitting hard on the left side before falling back into race three with a 14th place finish.

Next Generation wins two victories against British Nacra

Gianfranco Luigi (ITA) is a two-time junior world champion. Today he won a Gimson and Burnet race and moved up to second place overall. Typically he sails with Maria Gublei, but she fell injured just before the start of the regatta with a sore back, so Alice Cialfi (ITA) flew as a replacement crew. As the two have never sailed together there is a lot to learn but sometimes it seems like they still do things right and managed to win the first race of the day.

British pair Rupert White and Kirtie Unwin also won the race. They were second in the last lap behind Gimson and Burnet when they turned the layline. White and Unwin continued past the layline, and as the wind turned left so far, they took advantage of a wide angle to pass the silver medalist pair, quite a feat. Overall they seemed to have a better day on day two after scoring a UFD on day one.

However, the Italians and the young Brits also managed to get tangled up in the second race, ending up in the protest hall for an incident at the windward mark. White winger Unwin won the DSQ and ended up placing ninth overall, now with scores of two letters.

Gimson and Burnet (GBR) continue to hold their own, winning the third race of the day while taking second place in the other two races.

Milestones and drama on the FX course

Sailing late in the evening, the 49erFX fleet provided unforgettable moments and other unforgettable moments. Two teams achieved their first ever European Championship victory and two other sailors had to receive medical attention following incidents on the water.

The calm and calm day was shaken by his sleep in the second race. With the buoy in the wind, Odile Van Aanholt (NED) steers from the wire during the set, while the boat behind and above also hoisted did not keep clear. She ended up in their spinnaker as they got off the Dutch boat. Quite suddenly and unprecedented, the recovery line of the windward teams, the rope which is used to pull the spinnaker and which is dead-end at the spinnaker, is wrapped around his neck. When the windward boat flattened, it was hoisted into the air and was held upside down about two meters in the air by its neck for a brief moment. The boat capsizes, relieving the tension, and Odile frees herself in the water. It was a crazy incident for everyone involved, including the fleet of coaches which were on hand, and rushed to lend support in case it was needed.
Odile finished the race, courageously enough, but was very traumatized physically and mentally by the incident. Back on shore, medical teams checked her condition and she ended up going to the hospital for further check-ups to make sure she was okay.

His trainer, Kaj Bocker, commented: “I have never seen anything like it in all my years of sailing, this is the first time that I have participated in a race to try to help. He was on hand to comfort Odile and then successfully filed a claim for redress for the pair who now sit second overall.
Back on the track, and now fourth overall, Mathilde Lovadina with Marine Riou (FRA) started the day with a victory. Mathilde has been sailing the FX for a few years now, and has found a new crew in the Navy, explained, “we won the pin, we set off at good speed and never looked back.” It was a pretty standard playbook for the day.

Canadian sisters Lewen-Lefrance, Georgia and Antonia also won their very first Euro race and moved up to sixth place overall. There are only two boats from Canada competing in the championship, and their 49er counterparts, the Woods, also had a landmark race with a second place finish on the day.

There was a second medical incident during a tiller extension exchange. The Russian team of Victoria Liksanova with Diana Sabirova found themselves forced to change the bar extensions after a failed tackle. The crew removed the old broken tiller bar extension and ended up sticking the charred end into their bar leg. The sharp carbon strands caused a fairly deep cut and medical teams were needed to remove the shards.

The Schulteis sisters (MLT) continue to lead after a strong score in the first race, which they give up, then a second place to close the day.
The 49erFX fleet will be the first to race on day 3, with four races slated to catch up having only done two on day two. The wind picked up a little later that day, and the 49erFX fleet was the last on the water, unable to make their third race as the light faded into the night.

Most of the fleet here in Greece is new to championship level Olympic races. As such, we see new stars emerging, new milestones taken, but also a new set of learning for everyone involved.

The races continue until Sunday when the medal races will conclude the 2021 European Championship in Thessaloniki. Scores, videos, photos and stories on:


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British border forces have reportedly carried out ‘pushback drills’ for migrant boats in the Channel (Photos: PA / @ ChannelRescue)

Border force officials trained to turn around with canoes in the English Channel, images suggest.

Human rights group Channel Rescue carried out patrols along the coast and said it captured jet skis on Monday trying to hijack inflatable boats full of people.

“We are currently seeing what looks like pushback drills by Border Force jet skis in the English Channel,” they wrote.

“We’re not 100% sure, but two jet skis appear to be doing circular maneuvers around rubber dinghies with border force ships full of people watching.”

They claimed people were sitting on the tubes of the dinghy, copying the way boats are filled with migrants on dangerous crossings.

The group then claimed to have seen a jet ski strike the back of the canoe and turn it around.

The suspected drill was spotted off Kingsdown near Deal at midday.

It comes just days after Priti Patel reportedly ordered authorities to rewrite maritime laws to allow the Border Force to intercept ships as they enter British waters.

Contacted by, the Home Office did not deny that they were “pushback exercises”.

A spokesperson commented: “We are seeing an unacceptable increase in dangerous and unnecessary small boat crossings, which is why we continue to explore all available options to reduce these numbers.

The suspected drill was spotted off Kingsdow (Photo: Twitter @ChannelRescue)

The suspected drill was spotted off Kingsdown (Photo: @ChannelRescue)

The Home Office did not deny that these were
The Home Office did not deny that these were “pushback exercises” (Photo: Twitter @ChannelRescue)

“Our main objective is to prevent people from entering the English Channel, to fight responsible criminal gangs and to protect lives.

“As part of our ongoing operational response, we continue to evaluate and test a range of safe and legal options for stopping small craft.

“All operational procedures used at sea are compliant and performed in accordance with national and international law. “

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has already called the move “extremely dangerous” and added that it could actively endanger people’s lives.

Priti Patel is said to have authorized the return of asylum seekers to the English Channel (Photo: Getty)
Priti Patel is said to have authorized the return of asylum seekers to the English Channel (Photo: Getty)

He called for safe routes to end dangerous crossings and protect lives, not “violent pushbacks”.

In a separate Twitter thread, Channel Rescue also explained why the pushbacks are “cruel, inhuman and illegal.”

The organization said: “As soon as a person reaches an EU member state, they have the right to apply for asylum.

“Refoulements constitute a violation of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the European Convention on Human Rights.

“They infringe the right of people to due process before a decision to deport them is taken.”

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France has been forced to ban the sale of rubber dinghies from Channel towns in an attempt to stop an increase in migrant crossings.

Sports shops scattered along the French coast near the English Channel have been urged to stop selling boats and kayaks amid a constant flow of migrants sailing through the waters to the UK.

But despite the ban, smugglers can bypass restrictions by ordering inflatable boats online and having them delivered to their safe homes, reports The sun.

The boats and kayaks are then transported by the traffickers to points along the coast where migrants wishing to cross the Channel can retrieve them.

A group of people considered migrants disembarked from the local lifeboat at Dungeness in Kent this afternoon

Sports retailer Decathlon’s store in Calais showed on its website that the boats were not for sale – but the newspaper was able to order a ship online for £ 600 and have it delivered to a door-to-door address in the town coastal.

In the meantime, it is also possible to order an inflatable boat on Amazon to be delivered to addresses in Calais.

It comes as the The flow of migrants to Britain across the Channel slowed considerably on Tuesday after Priti Patel threatened to cancel the £ 54million pledged to France to help their authorities cope with the crisis.

On Monday, the number of migrants crossing the Kent coast in canoe after canoe is said to have exceeded 1,000 in a single day for the first time.

Dozens of migrants started to arrive in Kent again at dawn today after crossing the English Channel without a hitch as people smugglers used the British Indian summer and calm waters to send in record numbers.

But as of 5 p.m. today, today’s figure was only around 200 migrants. MailOnline has asked the Home Office to comment on why the numbers appear to be falling.

A border worker carries a child among a group of migrants brought to Dover this morning after crossing France

A border worker carries a child among a group of migrants brought to Dover this morning after crossing France

It came as Priti Patel said she was ready to withhold the £ 54million pledged to France to block migrant crossings because boat after boat continues to land in Kent every day.

The Home Secretary met with Conservative MPs last night and blamed the French for the large number of people crossing the Channel, saying she was ready to withdraw funding promised less than two months ago if they did not do not stop three out of four crossings by the end of the month, The temperature reports.

But France hit back at the Home Secretary for his threat to withhold the £ 54million she had promised.

The Home Office told Patel that reneging on his promise would seriously undermine efforts to limit illegal travel.

And he warned that attempting to return potential refugees directly to France would be dangerous and violate international law, after Tory MPs urged him to take dramatic action to discourage others from following the same route.

Meanwhile, Calais MP Pierre-Henri Dumont said: “We will not respond to blackmail. Quite simply, if the money is withdrawn, the resources will decrease and the number of migrants will increase.

A group of suspected migrants are escorted to shore in Kingsdown, Kent, after being pulled over by an RNLI crew following an incident on a small boat in the English Channel

A group of suspected migrants are escorted to shore in Kingsdown, Kent, after being pulled over by an RNLI crew following an incident on a small boat in the English Channel

Home Secretary Gerald Darmanin is visiting London today and is expected to have a confrontation with Miss Patel over how best to tackle the record number of illegal crossings. Over 13,000 have arrived in the UK by boat this year.

Crossings began at dawn on Tuesday, with boats arriving at Dover while the RNLI was seen towing another ashore further east at Kingsdown and Dungeness.

Tuesday morning a canoe carrying around 30 migrants was intercepted by border force agents, observers said. The ship with dozens of people, including children on board, was escorted to Dover Marina in Kent today.

And about an hour later, 31 migrants landed at Kingsdown, between Dover and Deal. Another 30 migrants also arrived at Dungeness this afternoon.

Then just under 60 people arrived at the port of Dover after being intercepted by border force ships this afternoon. About 50 of them were brought to port aboard the patrol boat Hunter just before 3 p.m.

Then a small border force boat carrying a group of seven migrants arrived in the port shortly after, escorted by two jet skis. Meanwhile, observers reported that 15 migrants landed on a beach in Dungeness this afternoon.

Human traffickers would take advantage of the good weather to undertake crossings in flat and calm seas. But conditions are expected to change later in the week, making crossings more dangerous.

The Interior Ministry has still not confirmed the number of people who arrived from France on Monday. He said he would release the official figures once all migrants were processed.

MEPs have already wondered why the UK has given even more money to Paris when so many people are still making the dangerous journey.

Monday’s estimated total could break the record of 828 crossings in a single day, set on August 21 – the last time migrants made it through Britain.

A period of bad weather halted attempts before 158 asylum seekers, including children, reached the UK on Sunday via the world’s busiest sea route.

However, on Monday, with calm seas and temperatures around Dover reaching 24C, smugglers reportedly tried to overwhelm the Channel’s defenses by launching as many boats as possible.

Witnesses described seeing a number of large boats landing on the south coast throughout the day, while other groups were intercepted by lifeboats and brought ashore. The crossings – and the money given to the French – will further embarrass Patel, who has repeatedly vowed to close the murderous smuggling route.

About 13,000 have already crossed the Channel to reach Britain this year – eclipsing the 8,417 who made the trip across 2020. The Home Office previously pledged to make the trip “no viable”.

On Monday, he said he could “neither confirm nor deny” the record number of crossings reported. Two lifeboats were seen landing at Dungeness, Kent, containing about 60 people.

The Dungeness RNLI lifeboat also brought more than 30 people to the beach, including at least one toddler and a number of children. Some migrants, who were traveling in families with children, waved a thumbs-up at photographers as they were escorted by border force officers for treatment.

A boat was found abandoned near the Dungeness power station surrounded by life jackets, indicating that there are more that will not officially be counted in the total.

A lifeboat in Hastings, East Sussex, helped a group of more than 30 disembark. Witnesses also reported that at least 50 asylum seekers were taken to Dover Marina by a border guard after being intercepted.

There were even reports of four men canoeing in a canoe so overloaded it was partly submerged.

Traffickers in France are likely to make a final push before the unpredictable weather in the fall.

No less than 300 other migrants were seen in the dunes near Dunkirk, waiting for boats bound for the United Kingdom on Monday.

Alp Mehmet, President of Migrationwatch, said: “As long as the road is successful, the numbers will just increase. If people can come to the UK in a dinghy and stay here, there is too much money to be made by the traffickers for them to stop. Currently, nothing discourages them. We have to show that crossing illegally in a canoe will not work. Right now, it’s working.

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The 2021 edition of Kieler Woche had a sunny but slow start for the 37 participating OK Dinghies with the only race of the day abandoned at the downwind mark as the already light wind became too weak to finish the race.

After a general recall, the German Andre Budzien, triple world champion, started near the end of the boat in 4-5 knots of wind and made his way to the middle to the right with a good lead at the first brand of Andreas Pich, from Germany and recent Danish champion, Bo Petersen, from Denmark.

The wind was noticeably lighter at the top and as Budzien stretched out to gain a comfortable lead, Petersen went very low on the first span to move on to the second. However, at the bottom mark, the race committee canceled the race because the wind died down even further. After an additional hour of waiting, the fleet was sent home.

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Dozens of assorted canoes used by migrants to make the perilous journey across the Channel are stored in Dover.

Drone footage shows more than 100 small boats stacked in rows in a gated complex – evidence of perhaps thousands of people traveling to the UK in 2021.

This year, a record number of migrants have crossed the UK despite the Home Office’s wishes to make the route ‘unsustainable’.

Border forces were active again in the Strait of Pas de Calais on Tuesday, but stronger winds were expected to make crossings difficult.

In July so far, more than 3,300 have arrived in the UK, a new record for a single month, according to analysis of data from the PA news agency.

Government officials fear the high number of crossings will continue through the summer, with small boat arrivals this year already exceeding the total for all of 2020.

Despite this, the UK continues to see fewer boat arrivals and asylum claims than many of its European counterparts.

At least 44,230 people have arrived in Europe via the Mediterranean by land and sea so far this year, according to data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Incidents crossing the Channel by migrants
Boats used to cross the English Channel by people considered to be migrants are stored at a facility in Dover, Kent (Gareth Fuller / PA)

They will also send boats in waves – smaller boats sent first to moor French authorities, while other boats carrying larger numbers of migrants will make the crossing later in the day.

Officials expressed concern over the overcrowding of ships – one boat last week had 83 people on board – and the safety conditions.

They encountered inflatable boats held together with duct tape and migrants with rubber rings or bicycle tire inner tubes rather than life jackets.

Last week Home Secretary Priti Patel announced a deal to more than double the number of police patrolling French beaches, with the government awarding France £ 54million.

But, while efforts to address the issue have been stepped up by Emmanuel Macron’s government – with around 2,700 people returned to France so far this year after being intercepted at sea – there is still some frustration at sea. Ministry of the Interior on French policy.

Incidents crossing the Channel by migrants
Small boats are in storage after being intercepted in the English Channel by border force officers (Gareth Fuller / PA)

British offers to help board ships in French waters have so far been rejected by Paris, it is believed.

The interior minister told MPs last week that she had shared her views on the situation “extensively” with her French counterpart.

The UK is also helping to fund aerial surveillance along the French coasts, but legal difficulties in France have meant that drones are not being used as much as had been hoped.

Officials recognize that there are no quick fixes to tackle the situation, but they have been in contact with their counterparts in Australia and Greece to discuss how those countries are coping with the offshore situations. of their coasts.

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Row Around Scotland – crews from Fortrose, Avoch, Ardersier and Nairn take part. Fortrose Helmsman John Baraclough (center) and his crew. Photo: Callum Mackay

The rowers traveled to the Moray Firth to participate in a recent Relay Challenge as part of the Year of Coastal Waters.

Teams from Nairn and Ardersier, as well as Avoch and Fortrose on the Black Isle, competed in the national event – which locally saw boats crossing the Inner Moray Firth before moving on to d ‘other skiffs for the stage from Ardersier to Nairn via Fort George.

The Row Around Scotland 2021 initiative was organized by the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association, with 70 member clubs participating. The event aimed to help reach out to communities, as well as promote the delights of the beautiful Scottish coastline and waters along the way.

Berny Welsh (62), Nairn Rowing Club, said: “The Ester and Dulsie Skiffs rowed 16.5km from Ardersier to Nairn on the Moray Firth on Thursday 8th July.

“It’s not the best time to start, but it ended in a storm when the wind died down and the dolphins came out to welcome us home.

“The Ardersier community made us all proud, lying on a nice gap and with an enthusiastic crowd, to welcome the three skiffs of Avoch and Chanonry and to send the Ardersier and Nairn crews to our longest row to date. “

He continued, “There was also a citizen science aspect to the challenge. As part of the row, we also collected water samples over a mile of the ride.

“The sample will then be sent to SAMS (Scottish Association for Marine Science) in Oban for testing.”

Mr Welsh, who has been rowing for two years, said being part of the single sculling community in Nairn was a “wonderful pastime”. He said: “It has been a difficult time for the past 18 months, and it has been liberating when the restrictions loosened and we were able to get back to sea. There is no such thing.

Chanonry Rowing member Sandra Hogg, who rowed the north side of the estuary to meet with Team Ardersier and Nairn, said the witness transfer was a “big day”.

She added: “Then Avoch rowed for the transfer of the stick before heading to Ardersier all of us for a great welcome with sandwiches and cakes!”

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Medemblik, Netherlands (June 10, 2021) – It was a contrasting day for the 49er and 49erFX in the Hempel World Cup Series – Allianz Regatta as the sailors raced in two types of conditions.

A stable and precocious land breeze prevailed during the first part of the day before changing to a broad breeze which brought light spots, numerous changes and occasional gusts to test the competitors.

Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz (NED) maintained their lead in the fleet of 18 49erFX boats and their teammates, Bart Lambriex and Pim van Vugt, rose to the top of the fleet ranking of 31 49er boats.

Only two out of three races were completed in the 49erFX, and Bekkering and Duetz extended their lead with a third and a race victory.

Meanwhile, the new Dutch duo of Odile van Aanholt and Emma Siewers claimed their first race victory of the week and are now in second place.

The pair continued their victory with an eighth, which they dismissed, and are one point ahead of Marla Bergmann and Hanna Wille (GER).

“We were looking to see where the wind would come from next,” van Aanholt noted. “It kept us on our toes. We didn’t expect the northeast to have arrived, but we are grateful for it.

“We got off to a good start and focused on our own work and it worked for us.

“When you arrive in a place like Palma, the sailors already know what to do and what is going to happen. Right here [in Medemblik] you never know and should always try to find the next step.

Van Aanholt campaigned for Tokyo 2020 with Marieke Jongens but narrowly missed the selection, with Bekkering and Duetz doing enough to take the place.

The partnership with Siewers is fresh, new and exciting and Medemblik marks the start of their journey. “We are a relatively new team,” commented van Aanholt. “We teamed up in December and our goal is to do well at the World Championship in Oman, so whatever we learn here we will be looking to take it with us.

“We want to do our best. We learn a lot in light winds.

In 49er, Lambriex and van Vugt started the day with 11th place but fought back with two race wins, and they attributed that to the change in conditions.

Lambriex explained: “It was a pretty strange day because we started off with a steady breeze on land. We did the first race but then the wind came from the open sea so it was a bit more devious and gusty. It went a little better for us.

Overnight leaders Lucas Rual and Emile Amoros (FRA) struggled from their opening day and got a score of 10-10- (21) which relegates them to third place.

Jakob Meggendorfer and Andreas Spranger (GER) are second.

Kevin Fischer Guillou and Noé Delpech (FRA) won the first race of the day and are fourth.

The format of the Hempel World Cup Series – Allianz Regatta is four days of qualifying races from June 9 to 12 for the 49er and 49erFX fleet as the Sailors battle for a place in the decisive Medal Races on June 13.

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The World Cup Series is an annual world-class Olympic sailing series for elite and professional sailors. Over 2,000 of the world’s best sailors, representing over 75 nations, have competed in the World Cup Series, which offers a definitive guide to the best of the best in the world of Olympic sailing.

Source: World Sailing, Scuttlebutt

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Program
Men’s single-seater sailing dinghy – ILCA 7
Women’s single-seater sailing dinghy – ILCA 6
Men’s two-seater sailing dinghy – 470
Women’s two-seater sailing dinghy – 470
Men’s single scull – 49er
Women’s single scull – 49erFx
Single-person heavy dinghy for men – Finn
Windsurfing for men – RS: X
Windsurfing for women – RS: X
Mixed Multihull – Nacra 17

Original dates: July 24 to August 9, 2020
Revised dates: July 23 to August 8, 2021


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Medemblik, The Netherlands (June 9, 2021) – After the first half of the Hempel World Cup Series – Allianz Regatta finished competing for the ILCA 6, ILCA 7, men and women RS: X and Nacra 17, the second half on the 9 Jun-13 hosts the 49er and 49erFX fleets.

Light wind was predominantly prevalent throughout the event and the first day of racing for the 32-boat 49er fleet and the 18-boat 49erFX fleet was a tactical affair.

“It was a bit like playing chess on the water,” commented Frenchman Emile Amoros, who, along with his coxswain, Lucas Rual, were the grandmasters of the 49er fleet as they took two seconds and one. victory to seize the first place. .

“It was a very good day,” continued Amoros. “We were fast and it was just a pleasure to get back on the water. The conditions were really tough.

“There were a lot of tactics there, but we had three good starts and once you’re in front it’s always a little easier. We were going fast today and I hope we can continue on this path.

The French crew, selected to race for their nation at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, have already gained a great advantage. They lead with five points and are followed by Germans Jakob Meggendorfer and Andreas Spranger with 16 points.

The victories of the day went to Erwan Fischer and Clément Pequin (FRA) who are fourth in the general classification and to Bart Lambriex and Pim van Vugt who are fifth.

Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz (NED), bound for Tokyo, put in the perfect performance in the 49erFX, taking all three race wins.

“It was pretty light and super unstable,” Bekkering said of today’s action. “It was never the same upwind or downwind which was a lot of fun. We tried to play the shifts, be careful of the pressure and it worked pretty well. ”

“We are quite happy to be sailing in a light wind event after so much wind during the winter. We are making our final preparations at home and we have a good fleet, which is nice to prepare for the Games.

Germans Marla Bergmann and Hanna Wille and Britons Isabelle Fellows and Alice Masterman are behind the Dutch pair, tied with 11 points for second and third respectively.

Three days of qualifying races remain for the 49er and 49erFX fleet as the Sailors battle for a place in the decisive Medal Races on June 13.

Event Information – Race Details – Results

The World Cup Series is an annual world-class Olympic sailing series for elite and professional sailors. Over 2,000 of the world’s best sailors, representing over 75 nations, have competed in the World Cup Series, which offers a definitive guide to the best of the best in the world of Olympic sailing.

Source: World Sailing, Scuttlebutt

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Program
Men’s single-seater sailing dinghy – ILCA 7
Women’s single-seater sailing dinghy – ILCA 6
Men’s two-seater sailing dinghy – 470
Women’s two-seater sailing dinghy – 470
Men’s single scull – 49er
Women’s single scull – 49erFx
Single-person heavy dinghy for men – Finn
Windsurfing for men – RS: X
Windsurfing for women – RS: X
Mixed Multihull – Nacra 17

Original dates: July 24 to August 9, 2020
Revised dates: July 23 to August 8, 2021


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The 1970s are often referred to as “the golden era of 18 foot single scull racing” because they produced large competitive fleets in both the Australian 18 Footers League and the Sydney Flying Squadron, a strong fleet in Brisbane. 18 Footers Club on the Brisbane River, and an incredible era of progress and achievement for the New Zealand designers, builders and competitors of the Auckland Sailing Club.

After a fifty-year absence, the 1970s also saw the return of an 18-foot fleet of Western Australian Skiffs, running on the Swan River in Perth.

International interest had gained momentum for a number of years and finally peaked in the 1970s when small fleets were established in the UK and US.

As a result, the JJ Giltinan World Championship also began to take on a more international feel with entries coming for the first time from the United States (1970), United Kingdom (1975), France (1976) and Italy (1979).

The interest and expansion in the 1970s was an exciting time for 18 foot supporters in Australia, but the real highlight was the quality and color of the local races in Australasia, driven by an influx of skippers and champion teams, top sponsors, incredible designers and advancements in building techniques and technology.

Legendary 18ft Australian single scull names such as Iain Murray, John Winning, David Porter, Bob Holmes, Trevor Barnabas, Rob Brown and Hugh Treharne, to name a few, were prominent in the 1970s as as skippers.

Two New Zealand designers, whose designs and innovations have been ‘stars’ over the decade, were the internationally renowned Bruce Farr and Russell Bowler.

In the early 1970s, it was still a period of transition / opinion between the merits of three-way boats versus four-way boats, which were essentially a 1963 “Schemer” flow.

Bob Holmes, who had already won three world titles in the 1970s, and Hugh Treharne, who was runner-up in 1963, preferred to stay with four hands. Treharne was successful in 1970 and Holmes added two more titles to his name in 1971 and 1973.

Despite this success, the writing was on the wall as the new generation of sailors and designers of the 18s definitely had different ideas.

Former Inter-Dominion 12ft Skiff champion David Porter joined the 18 during the 1970-1971 season in a three-handed flying machine designed by John Chapple, named Aussie, which dominated races in Sydney Harbor. Aussie won two races at the 1971 JJ in Auckland, adverse conditions resulted in two retirements which proved too costly in the overall result.

Bruce Farr design started showing its potential with good performances in Auckland in 1971 and then by 1972 the true strength of Farr design was evident as Don Lidgard’s Smirnoff totally dominated the JJ Giltinan World Championship at Waterloo Bay, Brisbane .

Smirnoff’s victory was so dominant that Bob Holmes was an immediate convert for the 1972-1973 season and the 1973 Giltinan Championship on Sydney Harbor. Holmes made an additional request to Bruce Farr. He wanted a four-handed design, rather than Farr’s three-handed one.

When Bob Holmes won the 1973 title in the four-handed Travelodge, it was the last four-handed boat to win a Giltinan Championship.

Bruce Farr continued to dominate the scene in Australia and New Zealand with victories for Terry McDell (Travelodge New Zealand in 1974) and David Porter (KB in 1975), before the Iain Murray boats became the next successful model. 18 feet long.

Sandwiched between legendary sailing design gurus and the growing high-tech world at the time were the Kulmar family, who won the JJ Giltinan World Championship in 1976 in a skiff named Miles Furniture. .

Miles Furniture was designed by the Kulmares and built by Les Kulmar (father) in the garage under the family home. Once ready for the race, the two brothers Stephen Kulmar and Paul Kulmar sailed the boat, along with their brother-in-law Paul Ziems, and won the Giltinan Championship on Sydney Harbor in 1976.

The next breakthrough in the class came from New Zealander Russell Bowler in 1977 when, after advancing his ideas over the course of a few seasons, he came up with a revolutionary skiff that pioneered a polystyrene core with a construction fiberglass laminate, which would have been a third lighter than plywood boats.

A similar construction was used in the boats the Australians built for the following season, although Iain Murray chose a different combination of materials to produce his future Color 7 hulls.

John Winning’s original Miles Furniture and Pacific Harbor Fiji were the first to introduce small aluminum “wings” to their hulls before Western Australia’s Richard Court took it a step further with the introduction of a sliding frame on Court Yachts.

The Australian 18 Footers League played an important role with its expansion program in the late 1960s and pioneered regattas in California, USA. The club’s next step came in 1978 when it sent a team of champion single sculls to compete in an “Open” world championship in Plymouth, England.

A highlight of the 1970s class was the next huge spectator at the 1979 JJ Giltinan Championship in Sydney Harbor.

Generated by promotional support from the Championship sponsor (Channel 7 TV network), all vantage points around the harbor tidal flats were packed with spectators, while hundreds of spectator-filled boats also followed every minute of the action.

There were so many spectators at the Bradleys Head site that park rangers were forced to close the approach road, and it was estimated that 10,000 people watched the weekend’s races.

It has been a magnificent decade, but like all “highs” it was followed by some lows.

The costs associated with the new technology could not be sustained outside of the Sydney schedule and, with the rapid design changes, the Australian 18ft League had to introduce a ‘one-design hull rule’, which brought about a radical and positive change. At the sports.

Fifty years after the ‘Golden Era’, the Australian 18 Footers League continues to promote its top-level races, highlighted by live broadcasts of all of its races throughout each Australian summer.

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