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Post Options Post Options   Quote dogslife Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 16 at 11:50am
The really sad thing about the awful TV coverage is that it will fail to grow sailing nationally in the same way as cycling, swimming & triathlon will surely enjoy in coming weeks following on from their well earned successes.

Worse still, in the UK further damage is done to dinghy sailing by the RYA's (& WYA's) hell bent obsession in trying to find the next Ben Ainsley. From what I have seen, seemingly any child that so much as sits in a boat, regardless of any genuine ability is lured away into one squad or another, removing the parent/s from club sailing as well.
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Originally posted by fab100

But I'd still prefer sailing was not in the Olympics. And I still think the medal-race concept is inequitous and daft.  


However iniquitous sailing in the Olympics we need the exposure, we need a top to the pyramid and we need heroes.  To those in the know, we recognise that winning a World Championship in an Olympic Class represents a greater feat ... or at least is the same game that we play
 


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