In Women’s Sailing Award, a trailblazer Linda Lindquist-Bishop was awarded the BoatUS/National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 2017 Leadership.
The award was given to the boat in an event NWSA Women’s Sailing Conference, which took place in Marblehead at Massachusetts.
The award was presented by the president of NWSA Linda Newland. The award recognizes an individual with some achievement in educating, enriching and inspiring the lives of women in every field through sailing. The award is named as BoatUS, because it has a strong partnership with NWSA, which is a program of the Women’s Sailing Foundation (WSF). This organization works with complete devotion for enhancing the women’s and girl’s lives through education and access to the sport of sailing.
“Linda has made a noticeable and positive impact on improving and enhancing the confidence of young women with the help of international sailing competitions,” said Newland. “She is a role model for many for a number of reasons. We are really pleased to give this award to her and recognize her commitment towards sailing.”
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Emma Wilson has been a winner in the windsurfer category at the recent youth sailing world championship event that was concluded in Auckland, New Zealand.
Emma Wilson is seventeen years of age, represented Christchurch in the RS: X category. Indeed, she even won in her category a day before the five day event was concluded. She is no novice in wind surfing as she won silver in the prior year at the same event. Indeed, the Youth Sailing World Championships is a regular yearly event that sees sailors of the age of nineteen and below competing from different countries of the world.
This event is a hallowed one as several Olympic level sailors have emerged after competing at this event. Instances are Giles Scott, Sarah Ayton, Ben Ainslie and others. Hence, Emma Wilson was understandably excited with the kind of win she gained. Now her name would be included among other champions at the Youth Worlds event in the British category.
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76 year old Cooper W. Bacon, the captain of a sixty-foot Princess powerboat that clashed with longtime 81-year old fisherman Walter Krupinski’s twenty-three-foot Steiger Craft on 22nd Sept., killing him, was called before a court to answer an indictment this week at the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal and he charged with violations of the United States Coast Guard Inland Navigation Rules.
Cape May Court House’s Bacon, of Cape May Court House is facing charges of wrong navigation or failure to have a good watch, failure to take necessary action to avoid a collision, as well as unlawful overtaking of another boat. Each of these violations bears a maximum US$ 100 fine.
Peggy, Krupinski’s wife, stated that she believes criminal charges must have been filed and plans to register a civil lawsuit against Cooper W. Bacon. In an interview earlier this week, she compared a boating hit to a major motor vehicle collision, in which a person at fault could face charges of homicide or neglectful manslaughter.
As per Mcilmail, even though Rhode Island do not have a careless manslaughter legislative act specific to boating, someone tangled in a fatal boating mishap might be charged with careless manslaughter, same as what could take place happen in a motor vehicle crash.
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