Santander, Northern Spain, 10 days, 1200 sailors, 10 Olympic disciplines. Shirley and the team are at the 2014 ISAF World Championships. It’s two years from the 2016 Olympics and already the teams are on the road to Rio.
At London 2012 the Australian team dominated the waters of Weymouth and were able to overcome the British team’s home advantage. It is consider that the there will be fewer opportunities for this in Rio giving a talented Brazilian team, who are being guided by five time Olympic medalist Torben Grael the opportunity to shine.
Shirley speaks to 2012 medalists who are combining Olympic campaigns with America’s Cup campaigns, can they manage the two and keep at the top of their game?. Brazil’s Robert Schidt who is returning to the Laser class at the age of 41 and Franck Cammas fighting for his place in Team France whilst trying to raise America’s Cup funds.
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