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Stories with subject: Sailing
  • German sailor gets sick after Rio regatta 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 11:54 am

    FRANKFURT, Germany - A German sailor has fallen ill and is getting daily hospital treatment for several skin infections after competing in polluted water at a test event for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Sailing chief: Rio events could be moved from polluted bay story has photos
    Updated: Aug-22-15 5:40 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - The head of sailing's governing body threatened Saturday to move all Olympic sailing events out of polluted Guanabara Bay unless the water is cleaner and floating rubbish is removed for next year's Rio Games.

  • Australian sailors wary of Rio debris as much as pollution story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 8:32 pm

    A 35-person team of Australian sailors, coaches and support crew begin competing in test events this week for next year's Summer Olympics on pollution-plagued Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, concerned as much about the floating debris that could affect the results of racing as the "horrible" sewage-filled water.

  • 84-year-old Spanish yachtsman rescued from sea after 4 hours 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 1:03 pm

    MADRID - An 84-year-old yacht owner who was knocked into the storm-tossed Mediterranean Sea by a swinging boom and survived more than four hours in the water is still keen to compete in a race, event organizers said Sunday.

  • Lawsuit: Bosses let rules-breaking sailor compete in Cup 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 11:59 pm

    SAN DIEGO - Top officials with Oracle Team USA knew grinder Matt Mitchell didn't illegally alter a catamaran used in warmup regattas and yet let a rules-breaking sailor compete in the 2013 America's Cup, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco.