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Making Reaches Work in Sailing

Posted by Ben Remocker on

MAKING REACHES WORK In this day and age of mainly windward and return races, the art, and skill of sailing a reach is becoming a distant memory for many of us with symmetrical spinnaker boats. Please note though, that a lot of the tips below are also relevant to two sailed and single sail boats as well. If you do get a reaching course or if a planned run becomes a reach due to a wind shift, you will need to draw on your memory to enable yourself to get to the leeward mark in the quickest possible time. Close Reach:...

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How to use an OXIMETER and why

Posted by Ben Remocker on

HOW TO USE AN OXIMETER WHY AND  WHY USE AN OXIMETER? An OXIMETER is used to track saturation of oxygen within blood (SpO2). Simply put, the amount of oxygen available for transport to the tissue of the body. A shortage of oxygen in the tissues is called hypoxia. Less oxygen to the brain can be extremely detrimental, as a constant healthy supply of oxygen in order to continue functioning is mandatory. People experiencing hypoxia may feel like they can’t breathe, struggle to catch their breath, or experience a rapid heart rate as the heart beats faster to attempt to supply the brain with...

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Santiago Lange: Overcoming life’s challenges

Posted by Ben Remocker on

Three-time Olympic medalist Santiago Lange has spent the majority of his 58 years on this planet out on the water. In this report, the Argentinian sailor shares how his past has prepared him for the present. I’m used to being alone, but isolation comes in different forms. I competed in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2001-02 and 2008-09. In this round-the-world sailing race, you’re isolated in a sense that despite being on a boat with crew around you, you can go nearly 40 days in a row sleeping in a small bunk in the middle of the ocean with no option...

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2020 Forward WIP European Championship Cancelled

Posted by Ben Remocker on

This is official notice that the 2020 Forward WIP European Championship in Garda are now cancelled. As the world continues to tackle and address the Coronavirus outbreak, we will not be able to conduct the regatta as planned. Additionally, the hosts are not able to delay the event to later dates in 2020, and therefore we are announcing cancellation. For those who have already paid, you will be able to get refunds. At this time we will not be seeking an alternative event host after the Olympics, but as the world addresses this outbreak we may look to add a...

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Which Olympic delay is best for Sailing?

Posted by Drew Malcolm on

The IOC recently announced a variety of options for the delay of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Should they run on time but in limited capacity, or delay one to two years? We take a look at the options currently on the table for Tokyo 2020 and what that means for sailing.

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