Olympic sailing threatened by Rio dump

The Olympic sailing course, this year, is a sink of rubbish which endangers the arranging of the event. A brand new snapshot from the coast of Rio de Janeiro shows the water cluttered with waste. It arouses concerns regarding athletes’ health during the Olympic Games.
Two months back, a disposed lounge was detected among debris at Guanabara Bay course. Also, 2 sailors sounded off of viral infections after a test event in August. Independent water examinations of Guanabara Bay arranged by Associated Press over the last year reveals disease triggering viruses connected to human sewage at levels thousands of times above which is considered alarming in European nations as well as in the United States.
Sailing bodies have asked the organizers of the Rio Games to move the event. Peter Sowrey, the former chief executive of World Sailing, stated that he was relieved from his position after he tried to knock down Guanabara Bay from the yachting schedule.

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Online yacht booking company hits Boca Raton

Yachtico, the International yacht rental firm, has brought in its United States headquarters in Boca Raton, taking yet another worldwide marine business to a region known for its blue water industry. Located primarily in Germany, the online Yacht rental service began in the year 2011 and now it lists a group of sixteen-hundred charter yachts in their network, stated Steffen Brunn (founder and CEO).

Brunn stated that they began expanding over the continent of Europe quite fast as the platform was in English and German from the starting. He added that the word of mouth spread very fast. It is very convenient. He believes that this is the reason they have so much repeat business. (more…)