Sailing Team France is young, it was created in 2013December and it was built to take part in the 35th America’s Cup which held in Bermuda. The team has recently announced that the team is lacking the funds and has not enough money to challenge again for the upcoming America’s Cup 2021edition.
Frank Cammas, the skipper of the 2017 cup said, “Muchwork has to be done in France in order to convince the people associated with the sailing team and are decision makers that the America’s Cup trophy is not like a usual championship. They have to be convinced that this is the most reputed championships in the sailing world and its regattas witnesses massive audience. This is a big opportunity to highlight the performance of sports as well as the expertise of French technology.”
The project of Team France is a big and long-term project. Therefore, it will take its mission that was defined at the launch ofthe team with the “Filières d’Excellence” creation. The aim is to promote and develop excellence of France in the area of sports and technology. The objective is also to triumph the international sailing competitions (ISC) in the crew and this includes upcoming America’s Cup.
Cammas further added that “The knowledge and experience team has gathered during the 35th edition of AC has built a solid foundation.The TEAM FRANCE is relying on the same for the preparation of its participation in the 37th edition of America’s Cup as well as to bring the best technical and sporting skills in order to be prepared in early 2021. The aim is to make the team strong in all its skill so that it can give tough competition to sailors participating in the event from all over the world.”
The long time awaited the vote of the City Council on whether the city should sell the Armory on Thames Street to the National Sailing Hall of Fame has been scheduled and it will finally take place on 25th of July 2018, according to Winthrop.
“I believe this is a great opportunity for the city as it will have a second hall of fame located here. The city already has International Tennis Hall of Fame present here,” Winthrop said.
The World Cup Series that is ensuing in Japan had exciting finishes where the Brits took the gold position while there were several other surprising achievements in the different categories. Among the women contestants Maria Branz and Victoria Travascio from Argentina were able to gain the gold position as they moved up from the position for bronze. They confessed that it had been stressful as the team did not have math or point calculations that usually help in strategizing. However the team had been able to perform well when the last race had been held and they wanted to ensure that they were able to repeat it again.
Behind the Argentinian team was the AUT team who picked up the silver medal. The Japan team for women had a four point lead when they headed into the final lap, but they finished only in the bronze position. The Medal Race was single and double pointed for women in the RS: X category. The day in Gamagori was characterized by light rain and the fleet sailed in a tight position. Chan from Hong Kong was sailing despite having suffered an injury and was able to land the gold.
Chan admitted that the injury was on her legs and hip region, which made it difficult to walk, but even then she played to her strengths and was able to complete the race which was with a smaller fleet that what is usually standard in most races. There were other races of the non Medal category, such as the two person dinghy for men and women and the one person dinghy in the Laser Radial and Laser categories. Tom Burton was one of the top three in the Men’s Laser category who was a gold medalist in Rio Olympics 2016.