The World Cup Series that was recently held in France showcased the struggles and successes of several teams.
As this international sailing event demanded, people had to be focused on their skills as well as being driven towards specific goals. This was required more where teamwork was involved, such as double handed Olympic class boats. Two people who sail such a boat need to be driven by the same goal or else it can affect the overall performance or results they achieve at the end.
For instance, the pair that comprised of Mikaela Wulff and Noora Ruskola from Finland showcased a struggle at this point. The pair was sailing in the 49erFX fleet in this series while they had sailed the 470 in the Trofeo Princesa Sofia event and would be handling a similar vessel in the upcoming European Championships of the 470 category that would be held in Monaco. Both the sailors had started in Optimist category and then sailed Zoom8. (more…)
In 2016 series of America’s cup France Groupama Team struggled in entire championship, and now in the 2017 championship until they are making late entry.
It appears that the Groupama team will be the last one to reach Bermuda to begin training for the new season. There are six teams taking part in the America’s Cup World Series 2017, out of which five are expected to launch their class boat in Bermuda by the January but the France team has no such plans.
The 2016 training program of Groupama will end on December 18 2016. After the completion of training Bruno Dubois team manager will explain to them how their 45-foot catamaran used for training will be converted into America’s Cup class boat. (more…)
Ben Ainslie as well as his Land Rover BAR squad is looking to become the very first British crew to get the America’s Cup which in its 165th year in 2016. And if productive, they plan to fight back in the British Waters.
But had Team Oracle USA (he was a part of it) not pulled off a magnificent reversal from 8-1 down to 9-8 to become champion at the America’s Cup in San Francisco Bay in the year 2013, the 4-time Olympic champ is inexorable the situation would be very much different.
Britain’s most idolized sailor told that it was always a huge shot. He remember primary meetings with Russell Coutts and Larry Ellison, they wanted him to sail for Oracle and he agreed if they gave him a boat to race in the World Series with a view to building up a British squad for the next race. But halfway through that Cup he certainly did not think it looked good.