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Communication, Sailing, Sports, Yachting — By on March 28, 2018 at 6:56 PM

This week in sailing, there has been sad news from Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Auckland, New Zealand to Itajaí, Brazil.

Race Control for the Volvo Ocean Race was informed by Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag of a man overboard incident involving John Fisher (GBR) on Monday afternoon at approximately 1342 UTC. The incident took place approximately 1,400 miles west of Cape Horn.

After a Search and Rescue operation in extremely challenging weather conditions, it is presumed that John Fisher has been lost at sea.

Click here to view the latest update. For further updates, visit www.volvooceanrace.com.

World Sailing’s thoughts are with John’s family, friends and teammates.

The 2018 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar is set to begin racing from 31 March – 7 April in Palma, Spain. The 49th regatta promises to be the largest edition ever seen since it became an Olympic Classes regatta. The event has 1,156 sailors confirmed and a total of 840 boats representing over 60 nations.

World Sailing’s first Paralympic Development Program of 2018 will be held in Malcesine, Italy, from 8-13 May 2018. Eighteen sailors’, coaches and Member National Authority (MNA) representatives have registered for the clinic in preparation for the Para Worlds, held in Sheboygan, USA, this September. Representatives from Austria, Estonia, and Antigua will be receiving expert training and guidance to prepare for the Para Worlds.

The 2018 World Sailing Development Symposium, which is an annual workshop for Member National Authorities to share and discuss training and development initiatives, will head to Auckland, New Zealand this year, and will run from 2- 4 May. More information can be found below.

All sailing news can be found on the sailing.org website or across all of our social media platforms.

28 March 2018
World Sailing

Read the latest update from the Volvo Ocean Race regarding Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag crew member, John Fisher, who has beenpresumed to have been lost at sea during Leg 7, Auckland to Itajaí, Brazil.

More updates and news can be found the Volvo Ocean Race website www.volvooceanrace.com.

Team Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag is heading towards the coast of the Chile, as the team attempt to recover from the devastating loss overboard of John Fisher on Monday.
Team Brunel are in lead followed by Vestas 11th Hour Racing and MAPFRE.

The 49th Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar promises to be the largest edition ever seen since it became an Olympic Classes regatta. With less than a week to the start of the event, the most important Olympic classes’ event in Spain has 1156 sailors confirmed and a total of 840 boats representing over 60 nations that will come together in the bay of Palma from 30th March to 7th April.

Eighteen sailors’, coaches and Member National Authority (MNA) representatives have registered for the next Paralympic Development Program (PDP) in Malcesine, Italy, from 8-13 May 2018.

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World Sailing’s Development Symposium, an annual workshop for Member National Authorities to share and discuss training and development initiatives, will head to Auckland, New Zealand in 2018.

The April 2018 edition of The World Sailing Show is available to watch online. This edition includes Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race,Caribbean 600 and the Extreme Sailing Series.
Don’t miss the foiling action as well asMaserati’s impressive new record.

Watch now

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