You may not be aware that the Executive Committee of World Sailing intend to bring major changes to the Paris Olympics of 2024. It is paramount that those who are in a position to defend our sport and its character, starting at club level, understand the message that we are trying to convey as we believe for many reasons that the very future of our sport is being put at risk. Some of us are sailors who became Olympians because of yacht clubs who embraced us when we were very young and supported our dreams. Some of us even went on to make sailing into a career.
Since 2006, the International 470 Class has made a priority commitment to support young athletes and emerging nations through its Development Programmes.
It was another day of light breeze in Hyères with 5-7 knots really testing the sailors' patience and nerves but a full schedule of Medal Races were completed.
The South of France delivered a sensational day of sunshine and some stable breeze, living up to its name as a famous sailing location on the fourth day of competition at Sailing's World Cup Series in Hyères, France.
The opening scene at the third round of Sailing's World Cup Series in Hyères, France saw the 647 sailors from 46 nations remain cautious as they laid down markers to build on for a full week of competition.