The details about the Selection Procedures have been published by US Sailing about selecting the athletes for the inaugural edition of the Offshore World Championships that are going to take place in Valletta in Malta. The race is going to start off on October 10th and go on till October 22nd in 2020. The World Championship in offshore racing will race along with the Middle Sea Race by Rolex in the sailboat class of L30.
The plans have been announced by World Sailing for awarding quota places for individual countries and they will post a notice about the race soon. The selection processes will be applicable to those who have been granted as qualifiers by the US or have been awarded one or more places of quota by World Sailing.
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Once the crew member, of Clipper Race Lisa Blair has
once again rewritten the book of history. She became the first woman to go
around Australia all alone and without any assistance.
Blair has been traveling all around the world for 58 days and now after
traveling for these much days and covering distances of over 6,000 nautical
miles, Lisa has come back to Sydney, her home safely. She has made the world
record for the second time. In 2017, she circumnavigation Antarctica all solo
and finished her voyage in 35 days. Her second world record is her solo
circumnavigation of Antarctica and without any assistance.
For many, it will be surprised to know that Lisa before coming to Clipper Race was not a sailor. She was not a professional sailor before becoming the crew member and embarking on the opportunity of circumnavigation in the race’s 2011-12 edition. However, after that, the team of Blair Gold Coast Australia won the trophy of overall in Clipper Race. After that, she collected all strength which is required for sailing and now in the World Sailing, she has gone from strength to strength.
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston says, “This is a big congratulation to Lisa. For here, this is a big achievement and I am delighted to hear that a member of the Clipper Race family has made their name on the world stage once again. “The achievement that Lisa has got, has set an example of how our crew is doing better in sailing and that too after taking part in the Clipper Race. It is really exciting to see what is left in the box, and what is she going to achieve in the future. As of now, we congratulate all Lisa and people who have supported her thought.”
Greg Fisher has been taken on as Chief Operating Officer of the Olympic Sailing body. This hiring was done by the national governing body for sailing in the country, US Sailing. Fisher is known to be a world renowned expert in sailing as well as a World Champion and a former collegiate All American. He has also finished his eighth season at College of Charleston, where he held the position of Director of Sailing.
Fisher has been working with Malcolm Page, the Chief of Olympic Sailing as well as the leadership team of US Sailing; they are working to assemble as well as leverage external and internal resources so that Team USA is prepared to excel in international competitions at the highest levels such as the Olympic Games. Fisher would be leading operational, administrative and business planning responsibilities as well as help to develop the Center of Excellence set up by US Sailing. They would also associate him with the Olympic Development Program and college sailing initiatives. He would also be required to stay involved in communication, marketing and fundraising activities.
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