Saturday, February 18, 2012

Robbie Brown - fast in and on the water

Robbie standing on deck of his soling
OOYR's own Robbie Brown had a great night in Bath, New York at the Section 5 Class C Swimming and Diving Championship:

Brown set two new Class C records en route to garnering Swimmer of the Meet honors.
He won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.39 seconds, also establishing a new pool mark in that event, and touched first in the 100-yard freestyle in a state-qualifying time of 47.20 seconds.

“Robbie had an amazing performance tonight,” Alexander coach Beth Shea said. “Even the officials were talking about his swim in the 50; he had a great start off the blocks.”  By Cathy Fancher and Bill Bruton Jr.

Robbie is a junior at Alexander High School, and it is amazing to think that with his fantastic speed he will have another year to compete. During the summer he is out at Point Breeze running Oak Orchard Yacht Club's youth sailing program and racing COLLEGE TUITION on Thursday nights. He will also be taking on an assistant role to his father, John Brown's position as Fleet Captain. Congratulations to Robbie, who at this time is ranked fourth fastest 50 Free swimmer in New York State.

Bio: Future plans: Undecided. Considering majoring in engineering in college. About me: Lists his dad as the person who has had the biggest influence in his life. Favorite athlete is Michael Phelps. Also competes in outdoor track and field.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Luna Rossa - stepping the sail

Luna Rossa is back in Auckland and ready for a year of testing and training alongside Emirates Team New Zealand. The knowledge-sharing partnership between the Prada-backed Luna Rossa and Team New Zealand was announced back in November. The two teams will pool resources ahead of next year's America's Cup in San Francisco.

Luna Rossa and Team New Zealand will train and race each other on AC45 catamarans.