Local airports, congressional politics and extreme sailing in the summer Olympics are in the spotlight for this week’s "Naples Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle’’ program airing Sunday morning at 10 on ABC7.
Guests: Collier County Airports Director Chris Curry, who discusses problems with his bosses, Collier County commissioners, at Immoalee Regional Airport; Byron Donalds of Naples, seeking the GOP nomination for the U.S. House seat now held by Connie Mack IV; and Naples’ Trevor Moore, who will compete in high-speed, two-man sailing in the Olympics.
Highlights of this and past shows are at naplesnews.com/newsmakers.
Here are excerpts:
Lytle: Your sport appears to me to be the equivalent ... In the Winter Olympics we have snowboarding, as sort of an extreme downhill dangerous sport, and this appears to be the Summer Olympics, the water equivalent.
Trevor Moore: Yes, that’s correct. It’s ... we do short-course racing. Usually our races last about 30 to 35 minutes ... We’ll sail to a mark that is upwind, about a mile away, and we’ll do that three times around. It’s almost like a racetrack. And we’ll do a total of about 16 races in a regatta and you’ll take all your finishes from the entire seven days or six days that you’ve raced ... all those finishes, you combine them and the individual with the least amount of points is the one that walks away with the gold medal or silver or bronze.