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Germans Pin Olympic Hopes on Technology Edge

Advanced technology evaluating water currents and wind speed could provide Germany’s Olympic sailing hopefuls with a favorable edge and help them overcome Britain’s local knowledge, according to a top German sailing official. “We have to realize that (technology) does influence … Continue reading

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Anna Tunnicliffe Bares it All

Who says sailors aren’t athletes? Not Olympic sailor and 2008 Laser gold medalist Anna Tunnicliffe, nor anyone who happens to pick up this month’s ESPN the Magazine: The Body Issue. Tunnicliffe (pictured at left: © Steven Lippman/ESPN The Magazine) was one of 27 … Continue reading

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Swedish Olympic Sailing Coach Drowns

Despite warnings from locals, Swedish Olympic sailing coach Don Nordqvist drowned last Wednesday when leaving Denia Harbor in Alicante, Spain in bad weather to personally check the racing area and decide whether to continue with his training program.

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