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Besson/Riou first ever Nacra 17 World Champions

July 27th, 2013

The Hague, Netherlands (July 27, 2013) – At 15:30 hours it was finally clear that Billy Besson and Marie Riou from France were the first ever World Champions Nacra 17, the class chosen for the mixed multihull event at the 2016 Olympics. After another long day of waiting, the thunderstorm left The Hague without any


Battle for medals at Nacra 17 Worlds

July 26th, 2013

The Hague, Netherlands (July 26, 2013) – The battle for medals at the 2013 Nacra 17 World Championship in The Hague is full on for tomorrow’s concluding Medal Race. The Gold Fleet managed to complete two races on Friday July 26, which was necessary to start the Medal Race scheduled on Saturday July 27. Billy


Besson/Riou extend lead at Nacra 17 Worlds

July 25th, 2013

The Hague, Netherlands (July 25, 2013) – On the first day of the final series, the French Billy Besson and Marie Riou extended their lead at the Nacra 17 Worlds 2013. As expected, it was again a sunny and quiet day. The sailors got more time to recover from a full day of action yesterday,


Breeze-on at Nacra 17 Worlds

July 24th, 2013

The Hague, Netherlands (July 24, 2013) – Today was an excellent day of racing at the Nacra 17 Worlds just off the coast of The Hague. Yesterday the blue fleet managed to sail two races, the yellow fleet none. So in order to get five results in each fleet the yellow fleet today had to


Trying conditions for second day in Nacra 17 Worlds

July 23rd, 2013

The Hague, Netherlands (July 23, 2013) – The second day of the Nacra 17 Worlds was a very trying day. Again there was no wind in the morning and the long waiting for the sailors began at 9.30 AM when the AP flag was hoisted for both fleets. Coaches told their pupils to stay out


No racing today at Nacra 17 Worlds

July 22nd, 2013

The Hague, Netherlands (July 22, 2013) – The first day of racing was cancelled today in the Nacra 17 Worlds for the 198 entrants representing 23 countries. This morning at 10 AM the AP flag (postponement) was hoisted for both fleets, yellow and blue. In the afternoon a light sea breeze seemed to be coming


TRAINING: Chaos and Control

June 18th, 2013

Americans Sarah Newberry and John Casey launched their Olympic campaign last summer, leveraging their catamaran experience to pursue the Mixed Multihull Nacra 17 event. They won their event at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, and are training in South Florida to prepare for the 2013 World Championship in Netherlands (July 20-28). Here John shares a

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