Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’
Well, there you have it, folks. ISAF has shown that it knows exactly where its bread is buttered, once again selecting olympic class sailors over everyone else for the sport’s highest honor. Out of 40 recipients of the award since its inception, this marks the 25th and 26th time that Olympic class dinghy sailors have won. This year’s pick: I-470 helm Mat Belcher and I-470 helm and crew “Jolly” as its male and female ‘World Sailors of the Year’. That’s the same ISAF that, without funding from the International Olympic Committee and IOC partners, would consist of three old guys in an office wearing blue blazers and nice watches.
Neither of the teams selected for the award won an Olympics during the qualification period, because there was no Olympics. So what, exactly, did they do? They won their respective dinghy class Worlds in 2013, along with some other ISAF-pimped events that no one in the world – except for 470 sailors and their families – cares about, or will ever care about. Yes, they are great sailors, the best in the world in their classes. But the World Sailors of the Year? Gimmeafuckingbreak.
Hey, at least ISAF is consistent. Consistent in their ability to screw up anything they touch.
New name suggestion for next year’s award? The 2014 ISAF WORLD SAILOR OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE®.
November 12th, 2013 by admin
Two-time Olympian Mark Clarke (Laser and Finn) from the Cayman Islands is unlikely to still be alive after disappearing days ago, police say. The longtime racer and sailor left the island for a solo fishing trip on Monday, with his 25-foot Badger washing up on a reef yesterday and no trace of the well-known waterman.
Police are appealing for anyone who saw Mr. Clarke or his sailboat between 7 a.m. on Monday and 10 a.m. on Tuesday to contact Sergeant Richard Scott on 325-8092.
October 26th, 2013 by admin
If you don’t like the Nacra 17, or you can’t stand how John Casey is always smiling, or if you think Sarah Newberry is just too adorable for you, you’re gonna have a hard time reading the front page of Sailing Anarchy for the next 3 years. We’re putting our Olympic medal money on them, and that means plenty of exposure right here. This sweet teaser from the Miami OCR comes from the editing desk of Petey Crawford/Penalty Box Productions, and he’s doing some of the best video work of his life lately. Check out JC and Sarah’s page here.
February 18th, 2013 by admin