A Federação Internacional de Vela está reunida para definir o futuro da vela olímpica mundial e algumas mudanças estão sendo propostas. A pergunta é: será que precisamos de tantas mudanças? O velejador e juiz de regatas Ricardo Lobato fez uma análise muito boa (em inglês. Matéria original aqui).
By Ricardo Lobato: Former Brazilian Sailing MNA Executive Secretary and former Snipe Class Commodore.
Many years have passed since I learned how to sail. But, I still remember two sailing lessons. Our first class was at the Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro swimming pool. We learned how to right the boat and how to bail water out. In fact, Bibi Juetz, our instructor, wanted to make sure we were able to swim with our sailing gear on, before sending us to the Guanabara Bay. I also remember the last sailing class of this year. It was about racing. We learned that a regatta had seven races and one discard. The course was known as “Olympic Course” and we sailed all wind angles (three up wind legs, two reaches and one downwind). We also had a sticker showing all flags we needed to know. That was all the information I needed for the next 20 years and we had great races. Continuar lendo “Precisamos de tantas mudanças na vela? Texto de Ricardo Lobato”