From the Feedback - 17th November


The team racing selection for the World Championships is still causing ripples
Anyone can join in with our From the Feedback features, all you have to do is click on the blue question link at the bottom of each article, or hit the My Feedback button at the top of every page. Tell us what you think, and don't feel you have to wait for us or someone else to get around to a topic. If something is steaming you up in your class, club or pub - let us know. We'll be publishing the choicest moments from the stuff you send us - but each contribution may or may not be subjected to a rigorous process of editing for language, taste and imparted wisdom. And of course, as they so famously say at the start of anything like this, the opinions expressed in From the Feedback do not necessarily reflect those of the management, staff or investors of madforsport.com. Instead, and much more importantly, they reflect your views. From Jono Pank In response to your question, 'Have the selectors picked the right people?' for the Team Racing Worlds squad - the question is not so much the wrong people but how did they pick them? Why was the qualification schedule only sent to a "select" few. Why were the invitations to send in CV's only sent a "select" few. Why no trials? Why was the "published" format on the UKTRA site not followed? Why not let these people race against the people who are excluded? No one minds getting beaten fairly but when they are not even allowed to sail, it raises some questions? There are very few events when the sailors picked have come out on top of many people who have been excluded. And if it's youth that's the criteria ... then are any of these other than John Greenland actually youth sailors?

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