The World Sailing authorities has put out a notice inviting interested and eligible members to host for the trials in boating to be included for the Paris 2024 Olympic event. Specifically, this is going to be a sea – trial to choose the equipment for both the Men and the Women Dinghy events.
The Sea – trials which are about to take place will happen mostly among the four boats that are Melges, Laser Standard, S-Zero and RS Aero. The interested applications or the MNA’s have been requested to submit a proposal and they must have experience with respect to the technicalities in sailing and must have the idea about popular sailing venues. It is because of the various challenges that have been offered in logistics, environmental issues and other factors, the venues in Southern Europe have been chosen for the sea trials. It is these venues which are not exposed to the severity of the Arctic winter and will enable a smooth sailing for most of the time, especially during the season in which the trial is scheduled.
The Ministry of Marine Resources and Agriculture decision to let the Aliv PM Thunderbird to sail in the Best-of-the-Best Regatta, which is the second annual has drawn more conversation, it is not just about the participation in A class boat over the weekend in Montagu Bay, but in the regattas of the future as well.
Rev Dr Philip McPhee is the owner of Aliv PM Thunderbird and he did some remodeling of the boat, it was formerly the Tanqueray. The boat was banned from sailing for over 30 years because it was believed that time that this is not a Bahamian designed boat, which is one of the requirements to get entry into the local regattas.