Category: Sailing

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What’s next now that Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing events have ended? Hope.

Cover photo: Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo IOC Media Estimated reading time 20 minutes – The spectacle that lasted 10 days on the beautiful waters of Enoshima Island, Japan, was something to behold—110 fleet races taking place in 6 race areas filled the horizon with 250 boats and boards. Hope brought 350 sailors there to capture one of the 30 medals to be awarded in 10 classes of boat/board categories. However, in 2020, the pandemic had put our lives on a roller coaster and turned our lives upside down. It must have been very hard for athletes to prepare themselves for years, bodily as well as mentally, for the summer of 2020 only to find themself in an abyss of forced cancellation of events due to...

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OPEN LETTER ON TOKYO 2020

8/5/2021 – By Paul Cayard, Executive Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing To supporters of our team, I am departing Japan today after absorbing the Olympic environment, observing our team in action and getting pointers from old friends who have been running teams in this game for decades.  It has been a great opportunity for me as I embark on what I expect to be a seven-year mission of leading the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team back to the top of the podium. Our team prepared hard for the last five years and raced with intensity and professionalism here on the big stage. While we were not medal favorites in any event, each of our 13 Olympians were competitive in the most elite field of play in...

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To have a power or sailboat

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes – Now, we’re on really sensitive territory! For me, sail boating wasn’t part of my dream, ever. I love and adore sailboats, I love looking at them and visiting them, but they are not for me. To have my kind of fun, I would need a 45’ – 50’ sailboat, but then dealing with it would no longer be fun for me. As far as I am concerned, it is too much work to pilot a sailboat.  I deeply respect those who are doing it. Although they have fuel engines, they are primarily designed for wind, need I say more?  Sailboat Race on the Chesapeake. The Wednesday Night Races on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, MD, a historic town, the...