The International Olympic Committee says Guanabara Bay is Rio's Biggest Challenge

According to AFP News Service article today, IOC Chief Thomas Bach acknowledges that Guanabara Bay is bad.  Alas, he takes no position and continues to accept promises from the Rio Organizing Committee that the venue will work.  Yahoo! Sports Article The International Olympic Committee is now on record accepting the conditions of Guanabara Bay and the continued... Read more »

The Olympic Sailing Aquece Test Event, August 13 - 22, 2015, Pass or Fail.

In 2014, the International Sailing Federation ran the first “Aquece Test Event” (their words, not mine) in Guanabara Bay in the City of Rio de Janeiro.  A sailor became ill, another was in first place hit trash that stopped them and watched all other boats pass them as they desperately cleared the debris and rounded... Read more »

3rd Message to Sailing Leadership Worldwide

Just to make sure that the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) cannot hide and pretend that they are not aware of these articles, I sent a 3rd email to the leadership of the country members of ISAF on July 7, 2015 via email - Dear Fellow Sailors and MNA Leadership: This is the third time that ISAF... Read more »

The Rio de Janeiro Organizing Committee Lied

As pointed out previously, Rio de Janeiro has started and stopped efforts for decades to clean the waters of Guanabara Bay under the Christ the Redeemer statue up on Sugar Loaf mountain.  Each time they failed.  It is a combination of lack of political will and corruption. Along comes the 2016 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro makes another... Read more »

Could Sailing Be Dropped from the Olympics in the Future?

Yes, or No. Some have expressed concern that if the International Sailing Federation moves the 2016 Olympic Sailing Games out of Guanabara Bay to another venue in Brazil it will bring negative publicity to Sailing.  They have concerns that Sailing doesn’t produce revenue for the IOC and loses money hosting the sport.  They feel afraid... Read more »

A New Reason to Move the 2016 Sailing Olympics - The Venue is Not Ready

A judge just ordered the suspension of a $18.8 million dollar rehabilitation project of the Gloria Marina where the Olympic Sailing Games are to be held. It would lead to cutting down too many trees damaging the environment. The “Green” sport of sailing continues to get a black eye from the decision to sail in... Read more »

2016 Olympic Sailing in Guanabara Bay, Am I Tilting at Windmills? Part 2

What happens when someone goes rogue and is all alone in their thoughts?  I don’t know, because it’s not happening here. Efforts are trying to move the venue to a clean water venue that would provide a fair competition that Guanabara Bay has already proven to be incapable of.  The following websites around the world... Read more »

2016 Olympic Sailing in Guanabara Bay, Am I Tilting at Windmills? Part 1

What happens when someone goes rogue and is all alone in their thoughts?  I don’t know, because it’s not happening here.  The following people from the media emailed me or others posted comments on Facebook concerning this series of articles on the wrong decision to have sailing compete in Guanabara Bay for the 2016 Sailing... Read more »

The International Sailing Federation and All Member National Authorities Support Polluting the World's Oceans

Albert Einstein: “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” In 2006 the world learned that Rio de Janeiro was awarded the Olympic Games in 2016.  At the same time, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) made the decision to “approve” Guanabara Bay in... Read more »

Yachting Journalists' Association says, Move the 2016 Olympics out of Guanabara Bay NOW

The Yachting Journalists’ Association (United Kingdom based) made the following press release today: CONCERN OVER WATER POLLUTION AT OLYMPIC SAILING VENUE The Yachting Journalists’ Association expresses extreme concern over the use of Guanabara Bay for the sailing events of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year. Despite continued protests over the state of... Read more »