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Olympic torch relay should be cancelled

After the Tokyo 2020 Games were postponed a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Japan continues to struggle in its preparation despite the delay. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has reportedly cancelled the Olympic Torch Relay leg in Osaka as the country’s Government looks set to impose new restrictions to …

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Time to bust up the boy’s club

This year’s 36th edition featured four boats with 11-man crews. Forty-four men, zero women. That’s not just sad—it’s pathetic. And it needs to change because female sailors have been marginalized for far too long. It’s been 32 years since Tracy Edwards showed up with an all-female crew for the 1989 …

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Dear Islanders

I am writing this month’s editorial having just watched the final race of the 36th America’s Cup, where Emirates Team New Zealand defended their title in style, defeating Team Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli 7 races to 3. This edition of the Cup has certainly rekindled my interest in the event, …

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Yachting Gives Back

Dear Islanders While preparing this article, I noticed that our initial press release, written by the wonderful Sarah Forge, was dated 12 February 2019 so we have just celebrated our second birthday which seems a good moment to review our progress to date, to thank all the people who have …

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Classic Caribbean launches 2021 STIR

The first day of 2021 St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) got underway in classic Caribbean conditions as four classes – CSA Spinnaker Racing, CSA Non-Spinnaker Racing, One-Design IC24, and Hobie Wave – raced in 15 to 20 knots of breeze from the east with a couple of rolling squalls through …

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Tokyo 2020: Reducing jolly and good time

If you’ve ever had the good fortune to attend a sporting event with some sort of VIP status, getting on the field or having access to luxury box seating, you know the Kool-Aid tastes pretty good. We all love to be loved, and having privilege beyond the fandom is good …

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