A nice report from the first Gay Games Sailing Regatta by Jim Provenzano of the Bay Area Reporter in San Francisco.
It includes mention of the creation of GLORY during the regatta. Full text here.
“No other more visually showcases the geographic beauty of Sydney than sailing. With Sydney Harbour Bridge and the skyline in the background, a dozen San Franciscans and various other sailors enjoyed watching the first leg of sailing’s first time inclusion…….
…..Since the Games, sailors have formed an international gay and lesbian sailing group to promote and support gay sailors, and to lobby for the inclusion of the event at future Gay Games.”
We’ve come a long way since!
April 1, 2013 by GLORY Comments Off on Harken Winches Go Glam!
The bidders have all indicated that the sailing regatta will take place at nearby fresh-water lakes or reservoirs with sailing facilities. However, while the websites for the regatta venues indicates that they can run the event – none of them would seem to have enough identical boats.
They all have a number of 2-person dinghies for rental (catamarans for the Paris venue) but they don’t have enough identical boats to be able to accommodate the number of competitors expected, nor do they have enough spinnaker boats for the Competitive division.
Also, the Red Book for sailing suggests that 3-4 person keelboats are preferred to dinghies as these allow a wider range of participants to take part.
GLORY has asked them to clarify the type and number of boats they expect to provide.
January 29, 2013 by GLORY Comments Off on Poll: Small or Large boats in the Gay Games?