Sunday 1st September 2019
Sea Ventures fully support the growing acceptance of short handed racing into the offshore agenda and for the 2024 Olympics in particular. We are in the forefront of the thinking behind this with our involvement with the The UKs Offshore Racing Acadamy and our sponsorship of Henry Bomby and Hannah Diamond sailing our New Sunfast 3300….. with great success in the 2019 Fastnet.
For those interested in these developments, here is an extract from Yacht Racing Life and a handy presentation explaining what it is all about
“Although it is fair to say that World Sailing’s introduction of a mixed gender two-person offshore event to the slate for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games has not received unanimous support across the global sailing community, it gets an enthusiastic two thumbs up here at Yacht Racing Life.
For sure there will be issues and hurdles to overcome along the way with staging such an ambitious and ground-breaking competition at an Olympic Games but the potential gains that could be made in exposing competitive sailing to a mainstream audience are enormous
. That opportunity alone is justification for giving it a try, because the plain truth is that the chances of any of the other established Olympic disciplines catching the public consciousness are few and far between. “