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As the season in Europe slowly draws to it's wet, hurricane fuelled close on what has been for some, another rather frustrating year of too much/too little wind and when most European class associations are looking towards their final regattas of the year, it is now only some 4 weeks until the World Championships and the Hervey Bay crowd get their barbies lit.
Very sorry to report the loss of long time sailor Craig Yandow after suffering an aortic embolism during the North American Championships. Craig came off the water in 4th place overall and second in classics, complaining of pain and weakness but still working to de-rig his boat. Another sailor took him to the hospital where the seriousness of his condition was quickly event. He was placed into a medically induced coma and never left the hospital.