On the eve of the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2014, the first Rio 2016 test event, a group of specialists have explained the measures being undertaken to ensure that water quality in Guanabara Bay is suitable for top-level competition, as well as outlining the longer-term initiatives that will improve the bay for the city's residents.
It was a day of snakes and ladders for most on a tricky penultimate race day at the RS Feva Worlds. The fleet was held ashore for an hour and a half whilst the gradient breeze flopped about and the seabreeze settled. It was a light 8kts that saw the Gold fleet set off.
At the close of play on day 1 Alpari World Match Racing Tour champion Taylor Canfield (ISV) tops the leader board unbeaten on 5-0, ahead of Phil Robertson (NZL) on 5-1 and local Polish legend Karol Jablonski on 4-1.