Ivan Pastor at the 2010 RS:X North American Championships

The 2010 RS:X North American Championships were organized by "Shake-a-Leg", an active sailing club dedicated to disabled people, that is located in Coconut Grove/Miami. 14 RSX men and 5 RSX women from 7 different countries were fighting in a good spirit on Miami water.

7 races were sailed in various wind from full planning to marginal, and light wind. Even a storm came through on day two and gave us all a good warm shower!

Nick Dempsey [GBR], 2010 World Champion, went head-to-head with Ivan Pastor [ESP] for top spot. That is when he went out to race as Nick was definitely using the RS:X North Americans as a warm up, not participating in all races.

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Rolex Miami OCR

The 2nd event on the ISAF Sailing World Cup is gearing up in Miami. The Rolex Miami OCR will have an influx of European RS:X racers shaking off the winter rust and getting some races under their belts in time for the regattta season to kick off in Europe.

Almost 550 sailors from 45 countries have registered. The must-sail event for Olympic and Paralympic class sailors is based in Coconut Grove at the US Sailing Center.

The event promises elite, international competition on the waters right off Coconut Grove from January 24 to 30.

Our image Rolex/Dan Nerney was shot during last year's medal race and shows Andreas Cariolou, Fabian Heidegger and Nimrod Mashiah powered up and going for gold.

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2010 Cancun Midwinters

After three days of stiff competition, the first edition of the Cancun Midwinters has come to a close. Many thanks to the sponsors, volunteers and supporters of this annual event with big ambitions.

Local heroes Demita Vega and David Mier y Teran dominated the RS:X Class racing. They will now represent Mexico at the Caribbean and Central American Regional Games in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico from July 17 to August 1, 2010.

The Bic Techno 293 Class is growing strongly in Mexico. In the U17, Yucatec Diego Ojeda lead the charge followed by Berenguer Ignacio Quintana Roo who both performed well in the boys fleet. Over in the Girls, Diana Valera and Yucateca Regina Rodriguez showed promise but it was Diana James from the island of the swallows took the championship followed by Regina Rodriguez Yucatan.

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