Fog Delay for the World Sailing Blind Match Racing World Championship





Fog threatened the start of the World Sailing Blind Match Racing World Championship, which was supposed to set sail on Wednesday. Postponed to today, NTI's, Mark Bos and Team USA will square off against Great Britain. Mark stated, that the Blind Racing League instituted a new rule to keep the playing field even, Specifically, Mark said the league now "requires Helmsman wear a blindfold or blacked out wrap-around sunglasses." He was able to practice this for the first time on Tuesday, but felt extremely confident. He went on to say, "In the past I did use light dark and the sun for position awareness which is no longer possible due to total black, but we'll adjust."



However, even though there was a delay of the race, it didn't stop Team USA from participating in a the opening ceremony which included Dave Perry being awarded one of the highest Lions Club Awards. Mark stated that "it has been great the trade sailing tips, stories and great camaraderie with some of the best National Women's Match race sellers, some of which placed a medal in the Olympics as well as Paralympics.


Once the race is underway, we'll continue our coverage and updates. In the meantime, NTI and our followers continue to wish Mark and Team USA the best of luck in the competition.
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View and like an alternative video of Team USA practicing in the Boston Harbor on Instagram here: goo.gl/q1Iprc
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