Malcom Page, Chief of US Sailing, reported that June was a busy month for the US Sailing Team in the Bay Area with Finn, Laser Full Rig, Laser Radial and 49erFX training taking place on the Bay as competitors in the Pan American Games Classes put their final touches on preparation for their World Championships or the Regional Games.
“People generally know the Bay Area for it’s strong sea-breezes, but just like most venues, we have found the weather not to be exactly true to this reputation,” Page said. “With heat waves, late arrivals of winds, and a good variety of conditions have made the camps a great skill building opportunity. Many of the coaches have commented how great and hard sailing is in the Bay, which in turn skills the athlete a little more than another venue.”
FAST USA has set up in a temporary facility at Treasure Island Sailing Center – slowly but surely Page and his team are bringing the FAST concept to life.
“It’s great to see the FAST USA center of excellence dream take some more steps forward,” Page enthused. “This concept will become the envy of the world and will allow a place for top medal winning athletes to mingle with beginner learn to sail and everyone in between. Thank you for your support and Go Team USA!”
FAST as reported by Kimball Livingston