Race Control for the Volvo Ocean Race was informed by Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag of a man overboard incident involving John Fisher (GBR) on Monday afternoon at approximately 1342 UTC. The incident took place approximately 1,400 miles west of Cape Horn.
After a Search and Rescue operation in extremely challenging weather conditions, it is presumed that John Fisher has been lost at sea.
Click here to view the latest update. For further updates, visit www.volvooceanrace.com.
World Sailing’s thoughts are with John’s family, friends and teammates.
The 2018 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar is set to begin racing from 31 March – 7 April in Palma, Spain. The 49th regatta promises to be the largest edition ever seen since it became an Olympic Classes regatta. The event has 1,156 sailors confirmed and a total of 840 boats representing over 60 nations.
World Sailing’s first Paralympic Development Program of 2018 will be held in Malcesine, Italy, from 8-13 May 2018. Eighteen sailors’, coaches and Member National Authority (MNA) representatives have registered for the clinic in preparation for the Para Worlds, held in Sheboygan, USA, this September. Representatives from Austria, Estonia, and Antigua will be receiving expert training and guidance to prepare for the Para Worlds.
The 2018 World Sailing Development Symposium, which is an annual workshop for Member National Authorities to share and discuss training and development initiatives, will head to Auckland, New Zealand this year, and will run from 2- 4 May. More information can be found below.
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28 March 2018