Australian Sailing has announced they are seeking expressions of interest for the World Sailing offshore World Championships to be held in Malta in October 2020. Read the first article below for more details – expressions of interest due by Saturday 29 February.
With the announcement of this upcoming event, I thought it would be a timely to also provide an update, for those who haven’t heard, about the mixed two-person keelboat event that has been added to the Paris 2024 Olympic sailing competition.
Finally, I have collated the results of the ‘F1 sailing events impact on sailing participation’ survey which have been posted on MySail News. A big thanks to everyone who responded!
Enjoy this week’s news.
Deb (MySail Founder)
Sailing News from Around the Web
Australian Sailing seeking expressions of interest for World Sailing Offshore World Championships
With the addition of the mixed two-person keelboat offshore event to the Olympic slate for Paris 2024, Australian Sailing is looking to collect a list of sailors who are interested in competing at the Offshore Worlds to be held in Malta in October 2020.
From Australian Sailing | Read full article.
Mixed Offshore Event added to Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition
A Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore will feature at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition, providing a new dynamic to the Olympic movement, following ratification at World Sailing’s Annual General Meeting.
From World Sailing | Read full article.
Survey Results: Media coverage of ‘F1’ Sailing Events
Over the past couple of weeks we’ve run a short survey asking members their opinion about media coverage of sailing’s ‘F1’ type sailing events such as the upcoming SailGP and the impact these have on sailing participation.
From MySail News | Read full article.
U.S. SailGP Team announced its starting lineup for SailGP’s second season, and this time, says CEO and helmsman and Rome Kirby, they’re taking their performance to “another level.”
From Sailing World | Read full article.
J/88 selected for Mixed Offshore USA World Team Worlds Qualifier
The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac® presented by Wintrust (CYCRTM) is excited to announce the event has been selected by US Sailing as the Double-Handed Worlds Qualifier in preparation for the 2024 Olympics.
From Sail-World | Read full article.
Bill Gates orders £500m hydrogen-powered superyacht
Bill Gates has ordered the world’s first hydrogen-powered superyacht, worth an estimated £500m ($644m) and featuring an infinity pool, helipad, spa and gym.
From mysailing.com.au | Read full article.
Sydney Harbour Regatta
Race Organiser: Middle Harbour Yacht Club
Start Location: Mosman, NSW Australia
Date: 7 – 8 March 2020
180 keelboats will race across 25 divisions over 8 course areas, throughout Sydney Harbour as well as offshore near Sydney Heads.
Register interest or Find crew: https://app.mysail.team/series/948/sydney-harbour-regatta-2020