Boardseeker.com: Byrony Shaw interview

Link: http://www.boardseekermag.com/mini_features/bryony_shaw/bryony-shaw-085.htm

September 20th, 2008 Uncategorized Tags: 0 Comment

North Shore City parade of Olympians

Last Friday afternoon, North Shore City Council hosted a citywide celebration of returning New Zealand Olympians – a quarter of whom come from North Shore City – with a long and festive motorcade that lasted nearly four hours. Read the rest of this entry »

Olympic Sailing and the media

In a report on sail-World.com, Richard Gladwell makes his feelings clear that the medal race concept must be due some refinement by ISAF. Before going onto slam ISAF again for dropping the Tornado from the 2012 Olympic Regatta line-up. Read the rest of this entry »

2008 Olympic Regatta: A few words from Neil Pryde

I am a New Zealander and I have lived in Hong Kong for more than 45 years. Read the rest of this entry »

2008 Olympic Regatta: Positive reactions to supplied equipment

Reactions received from racers taking part in the windsurfing events at the Olympic Regatta have been very very positive on the RS:X equipment supplied by Neil Pryde. Read the rest of this entry »

2008 Olympic Regatta: Jian Yin medal will inspire development

Believe you me, the place went bonkers after Yin Jian won China’s first ever sailing gold medal, and it seemed as though Chinese supporters appeared from every nook and cranny until we feared the jetty would sink under their weight. Read the rest of this entry »

2008 Olympic Regatta: Give us your answer to the medal race

The medal race, aimed to be the climax of each class’s series at the Olympics, a media-hyped orgasm, is proving little short of a tediously boring thirty-minute yawn in which the gold medallist is often found near the back of the ten boats that have qualified. For media (and for that read television) it simply will not do. Read the rest of this entry »

2008 Olympic Regatta: Windiest since Seoul 1988

Qingdao showed that it was not the light air, fairy puff venue that it has been mis-labelled for the past four or more years. Read the rest of this entry »

2008 Olympic Regatta: Target time for a medal race

The RS:X Standard Sailing Instructions state in article # 18.1.2 that the target time for a medal race is 20 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

2008 Olympic Regatta: Bob Fisher on the medal race concept…

Is the harvesting of the share of television rights monies by ISAF too high a price to pay for the incursion of Great God Television into our sport? Read the rest of this entry »

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