Hempel World Cup Series Genova, día 5. Medal race para Yago y Klaus Lange en 49er y para Lange/Carranza y Majdalani/Bosco en Nacra 17.

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Scene set for 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Medal Races
For immediate release: 04/19/2019
Issued on behalf of: World Sailing

The scene has been set for the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Medal Races at Hempel World Cup Series Genoa following the conclusion of fleet racing in the Italian city.

The fifth day of competition in Genoa saw a long awaited 6-9 knot steady western breeze arrive, ensuring that 41 of 42 races were completed.

Italy’s Carlotta Omari and Matilda Distefano will lead the home nations hopes as they take a narrow advantage into the 49erFX Medal Race. Australian brothers David and Lachy Gilmour have New Zealand’s hottest sailing properties, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, hot on their heels in the 49er and the advantage will be with Ben Saxton and Nicola Boniface (GBR) in the Nacra 17.

All Medal Races will be live on World Sailing’s YouTube Channel here - https://youtu.be/kyGGiRqiUdw.

The Men’s and Women’s 470, Laser Radial and Finn completed three good races and the only dampener on the day was in the Laser fleet who could not complete a final blue fleet race.

Italy’s Omari and Distefano advanced into pole position in the 49erFX after finding near perfect form on the race track. From four gold fleet races the Italians secured a 3-2-1-2 scoreline.

Their consistent performance has given them a four point lead over Ida Marie Baad Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen (DEN) heading into Saturday’s Medal Race. Overnight leaders Odile van Aanholt and Marieke Jongens (NED) dropped to third, eight points off the leaders after a mixed day.

In the hunt for selection for Tokyo 2020 at the first of two Dutch qualification events, van Aanholt and Jongens are seven places clear of compatriots Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz with just the Medal Race remaining.

Australia’s Gilmour brothers moved up to first overall after four gold fleet races in the 49er but the biggest movers were New Zealand Olympic champions and America’s Cup winners Burling and Tuke.

Burling and Tuke sailed their way to a 2-9-5-(22) scoreline which pushed them from tenth up into second and six points off the Australian leaders.

The points are tight across the board and as many as seven teams have a realistic chance of claiming a podium spot in Saturday’s Medal Race.

Four blue and four yellow fleet races brought fleet racing to a close in the Nacra 17 and Great Britain’s Saxton and Boniface will take a seven point lead into the Medal Race.

Saxton and Boniface picked up a (6)-1-4-3 in the yellow fleet and have some daylight over Iker Martinez and Olga Maslivets (ESP) who secured a (16)-1-3-6 in the blue fleet.

Thomas Zajac and Barbara Matz (AUT) sit third, three points off the Spaniards. Two Italian teams, Lorenzo Bressani and Cecilia Zorzi and 2018 World Champions Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti are fourth and fifth. They are firmly in contention for a medal.

The Men’s and Women’s 470 came into Friday having only completed one race, the least out of all eight events. There was eagerness to race in every competitor who queued at the launching ramp at 09:00 for the 10:00 start.

Although there was a delay on the water, both the Men’s and Women’s 470 completed three races with contenders for the medals emerging.

Consistency was at a premium on the water but a win in the first race of the day followed by a sixth and a discarded 30th positions Carl-Fredrik Fock and Marcus Dackhammar (SWE) at the top of the 44-boat fleet.

Dackhammar was surprised at taking the overall lead ashore after racing but his competitors also had mixed days with no one finding it easy. In terms of points accumulated, the 25 that Zangjun Xu and Chao Wang (CHN) gathered from a 12-12-1 scoreline was the highlight of the day.

“If you make one small mistake on the course, you would end up so far back,” commented Dackhammer. “A simple mistake such as not being as close to the line at the start, not pushing it that little bit extra at the start can make a difference.

“Today the wind came in from so many directions that you just have to trust your own sailing and believe in it.”

In light winds, the risk and reward ratio is slim and the Swedes benefited from that in their opening two races but not so much with their 30th. He concluded, “We’ve taken some risks but it is unavoidable sometimes. You can’t take too many though. It’s really tough out there because there are so many tight situations.”

Kazuto Doi and Naoya Kimura (JPN) sit second on 19 points and Switzerland’s Killian Wagen and Gregoire Siegwart are third on 23 points.

Consistency was found in the 35-boat Women’s 470 fleet with both Brazil’s Fernanda Oliveira and Ana Luiza Barbachan and Italy’s Benedetta di Salle and Alessandra Dubbini recording three single digit scores.

The Brazilians (5)-3-1 has given them the lead. “First of all, the breeze came today so it was a good day for everyone,” exclaimed Oliveira. “But for us, it was a really amazing day, even though the conditions were very difficult and shifty.”

Di Salle and Dubbini are eight points off the Brazilians in third with Gil Cohen and Noa Lasry (ISR) separating both teams.

There is a three way tie for the lead in the Laser Radial between Dongshuang Zhang (CHN), Vasileia Karachaliou (GRE) and Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN).

The trio are locked on five points after three races in the blue and yellow fleets. Zhang controlled the blue fleet, securing two race wins and a third. Meanwhile Karachaliou was close behind Zhang in both of her wins and took the final bullet of the day.

In the yellow fleet, Rio 2016 bronze medallist Rindom took a race win, a second and a third, which she discards. The remaining yellow fleet victories went to Isabella Bertold (CAN) who is sixth and the eighth placed Manami Doi (JPN).

2017 and 2018 Laser World Champion Pavlos Kontides (CYP) is the model of consistency in the 111-boat Laser fleet. The Cypriot is the only competitor that does not hold a double digit score and it has resulted in him grabbing the lead.

The Laser pack completed their opening series on Friday and will advance to gold and silver fleet racing on Saturday before Sunday’s Medal Race.

Kontides will carry a four point advantage over Jonatan Vadnai (HUN) in the gold fleet. Hempel World Cup Series Miami gold medallist Hermann Tomasgaard (NOR) is third overall but there is minimal separation at the top of the pack and with three races to follow, anything can happen.

Alex Muscat (ESP) put a dent in Oskari Muhonen’s (FIN) lead in the 20-boat Finn fleet following a 1-2-3 scoreline. Muhonen scored a second, a third and a ninth, which he discards, as his advantage was trimmed down to just two points. Three fleet races remain in the Finn.

Medal Races are scheduled to start at 10:00 local time on Saturday 20 April for the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17. The remaining fleets will continue fleet racing ahead of their Medal Races on Sunday 21 April.

By Daniel Smith – World Sailing


Campeonato de España de Optimist, Javier Ojeda, María Perelló, Pol Núnez y Nicola Sadler los ganadores.

Fuente info AECIO IODA España

Javier Ojeda, María Perelló, Pol Núnez y Nicola Sadler, nuevos campeones de España de Optimist

La última jornada del Nacional que se ha venido disputando desde el pasado martes en el RCN de Valencia se cierra sin poderse completar una prueba antes las adversas condiciones meteorológicas

Valencia, 19 de abril de 2019

La clase Optimist ya tiene a sus nuevos y flamantes campeones. Gran Canaria y Baleares copan los más de alto en los respectivo podios, gracias a los triunfo de Javier Ojeda en SUB16 y de Pol Núñez en SUB13, ambos del RCN Gran Canaria, mientras el CN S’Arenal también ha sido protagonista con sus dos féminas: Maria Perelló, SUB16, y Nicola Sadler en SUB13.

Una última jornada que ha vuelto a estar condicionada por las adversas condiciones meteorológicas. Tras adelantar una hora el top de salida, y con la decisión de sacar solo al grupo, las condiciones de viento y lluvia lo ponían muy difícil al comité y regatistas. Tras una de salida y con la flota navegando al paso por la baliza 1 el fuerte viento y la lluvia obligaba al comité a anular la prueba. La intensidad del viento iba en aumento por lo que la decisión final fue enviar a tierra a la flota y dar por concluido el campeonato de España.

Con la 7 pruebas completadas de las 12 previstas el podio en SUB16 Masculino queda cerrado con el canario Javier Ojeda (RCN Gran Canaria) sumando 9 puntos, seguido por el tinerfeño David Santacreu (RCN Tenerife) con 16 y Marc Mesquida (CN S’Arenal) que termina con 28. En féminas, Maria Perelló (CN S’Arenal) se hace el triunfo final con un total de 18 puntos, seguida de Nora García (CN Masnou) con 31 y Alejandra Pérez (RCN Gran Canaria) con 55 puntos.

En cuantos a los SUB13 Pol Núñez (RCN Gran Canaria) se hace con el cetro nacional tras sumar 44 puntos, mientras que Roberto Aguilar (CN Martítimo Benalmádena) es segundo con 82 puntos y Curro Pascual (CMSAP C’an Pastilla) tercero con 106. En féminas las tres plazas de podio son para Nicola Sadler (CN S’Arenal) con 65 puntos, seguida de Susana Bestard (RCN Palma) que suma 80, los mismo que ha obtenido la canaria Sara Día (RNC Gran Canaria).

La entrega de trofeos se ha celebrado en las instalaciones de la Base de Regata del RCN de Valencia, un acto que ha contado con la presencia de Alejandro Fliquete, presidente del RCN Valencia; Carlos Torrado, presidente de la FVCV y Francisco Sánchez, presidente de AECIO IODA España.


Hempel World Cup Series Genova, día 3.

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First Laser Radial victories go to Høst (NOR) and Jayet (SUI)
For immediate release: 04/17/2019
Issued on behalf of: World Sailing

Laser Radial racing commenced on the third day of competition at Hempel World Cup Series Genoa and Line Flem Høst (NOR) and Switzerland’s Maud Jayet took the first race wins of the series to share an early lead.

The 67-boat fleet is split into blue and yellow for the qualification series and the Norwegian triumphed over Greek favourite Vasileia Karachaliou in the blue fleet with Jayet defeating Rio 2016 bronze medallist Anne-Marie Rindom in the yellow.

Only the Laser Radial and the 49er yellow fleet managed to complete a race on Wednesday as a consistent breeze failed to develop. A 3-4 knot south easterly breeze was just enough for the Laser Radial and 49er to sail. The 470s and Finn will have to wait another day to get their competition underway. Meanwhile the Nacra 17 remain on three qualification races, the 49erFX on five and the Laser on two.

The calibre of competitors in the Laser Radial is extremely high with numerous Olympic, World Championship and World Cup medallists.

Mistakes can be punished quickly but racing in the yellow fleet, Jayet was near faultless, leading at every mark. “I started quickly,” commented Jayet, “I got out of the pack to sail at the front of the race and managed to beat Anne-Marie.”

Long waits on the water for a sailable breeze to develop can make the mind wander and when racing does start, concentration levels have to rise as the Swiss racer explained, “It is hard to keep focused when everything is going slowly. You have to learn to be patient. As soon as you lose focus you would lose your speed. In days like this, whoever is the most patient will be in front.

“From the start, I try to relax. Instead of running after the gusts, I just wait until I get one. It was one of those days where you could see girls on the other side of the course had more wind but by the time you would get there, it would go. You have to wait your turn and eventually it will come.”

The secret to mastering the conditions and maintain focus is simple, as Jayet continued, “You have to force yourself to sail and train in these conditions. Whenever people see light winds they might not train. You have to train in really light sessions and learn how to stay calm. It’s important to get used to it. None of us can choose what we sail in so we have to try and be good in strong and light winds.”

And as a Swiss sailor from Lausanne, sailing out of Societe Nautique de Geneve, has training and sailing on famous Lake Geneva helped? “I don’t sail on the lake much anymore,” she laughed, “but on days like this, I wish I did more often.”

Jayet took the race win ahead of Rindom with Canadian Olympian Isabella Bertold and Daphne van der Vaart (NED) following.

In the blue fleet, Flem Høst was equally impressive, leading from start, “I managed to separate well from the fleet so I could get some private wind,” explained the Norwegian. “Then it was about staying on top of everyone which I managed to do.”

On keeping focus, the Norwegian had a similar mindset to Jayet, commenting, “It is hard to keep focused. You see everyone coming from behind so it’s important to focus on doing the basics right and keeping calm. I just focused on myself and tried to forget about everyone else.

“You can train the technique in lighter winds, speed, tacks and gybes so you have the right technique but then it’s about breathing right and keeping your cool.”

Greece’s Karachaliou followed Flem Høst in to the finish with the experienced Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR) and Carolina Albano (ITA) coming through in third and fourth respectively.

Just one 49er race was completed and Croatian World Champions Sime and Mihovil Fantela clinched it, securing their second race victory from three completed so far. Their remaining race result is a disqualification that they picked up in the opening race.

The blue race was the third of the series and does not yet count on the overall leaderboard as the yellow were unable to complete a race on the water. Once their third race is completed the scores will be combined.

Racing is scheduled to continue at 11:00 local time on Thursday 17 April with additional races planned for all fleets in a bid to catch up on those lost.

By Daniel Smith – World Sailing


World Match Racing Tour Final, anuncian a los participantes.

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London, UK (17 April, 2019) The World Match Racing Tour has announced the skipper line-up for the 2018-2019 WMRT Championship Final from 3-7 July in Marstrand, Sweden hosted by the GKSS Match Cup Sweden. The list of world class sailors features three former match racing world champions including defending champion Torvar Mirsky (AUS), six-time world champion Ian Williams (GBR) and 2016 world champion Phil Robertson (NZL).

The 2018-2019 WMRT Championship Final will conclude the extended 2018 WMRT season as announced last month. The winner of the event will be crowned 2018-2019 Match Racing World Champion as sanctioned by World Sailing, and will have their name engraved on to the WMRT Championship Trophy made by Royal Jewellers Garrard & Co.

Eleven of the top twelve teams from the WMRT leaderboard have accepted invitations to the Championship Final including French multihull maestro Yann Guichard and his Spindrift Racing team. After finishing on the podium at the 2017 WMRT Finals in Shenzhen China, the team have their sights firmly set on a win in Marstrand.

Also with his sights on the podium is Dutch Olympic Finn sailor Pieter-Jan ‘PJ’ Postma and his Sailing Team NL. Currently ranked #11 on the WMRT leaderboard, Postma finished 4th at the 2017 WMRT Finals in Marstrand, a venue which he and his team certainly found their stride as he explained;

“I am hugely excited to be competing at the WMRT Finals in Marstrand. It is a very challenging venue but it suits our sailing style well as a team. We have had a lot of time sailing our own M32 since then, so we are feeling confident for a good finish this year!”

Due to his 49er Olympic commitments, Danish sailor Jonas Warrer, currently ranked #9 on the WMRT leaderboard, is unfortunately unable to make the event and the invitation will be passed to a replacement skipper and team to be announced in the coming weeks.

The five-day WMRT Championship Final will be raced in M32 carbon fibre multihulls on the legendary Marstrand racecourse, a short and technically challenging racing area requiring split decisions by teams at speeds over 25knots. The iconic rocks that flank either side of the course offer the ultimate stadium view of the racing for the tens of thousands of spectators that will flock to the island during the event to enjoy the weeks festivities and lively social scene.

Confirmed skippers for the WMRT Championship Final are as follows;

Nicklas Dackhammer (SWE) Essiq Racing Team
Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar
Yann Guichard (FRA) Spindrift Racing
Harry Price (AUS) Down Under Racing
Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team
Mans Holmberg (SWE) Holmberg Match Racing Team
Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Berntsson Sailing Team
Markus Edegran (USA) Team Torrent
Phil Robertson (NZL) China One Ningbo
Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) Sailing Team NL
Daniel Björnholt (DEN) Youth Vikings Denmark
To be announced

Full details of each team including skipper bios and crew lists will be announced in the run up to the July event and made available on the WMRT website.

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Tokio 2020. Blanca Manchon será la representante española en RS:X.

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17 de abril de 2019

La RFEV designa a Blanca Manchón para representar al windsurf femenino español en Tokio 2020

La sevillana competirá por segunda vez en unos Juegos Olímpicos. Su primera participación fue en Atenas 2004.

La andaluza Blanca Manchón ha sido designada por el Comité de Preparación Olímpica de la Real Federación Española de Vela para participar en la clase RS:X femenino en los Juegos Olímpicos de Tokio 2020. A falta de que el Comité Ejecutivo y la Junta de Federaciones Olímpicas del COE aprueben el equipo olímpico español definitivo.

Esta será la segunda participación de Manchón en unos Juegos. Su primera experiencia olímpica fue en Atenas 2004, cuando tenía 17 años, donde fue octava y ganó un diploma olímpico.

La propia Manchón fue quien durante el campeonato del mundo de vela olímpica disputado el pasado verano en Aarhus, Dinamarca, ganó la plaza de país para el windsurf femenino al terminar la competición en la decimosegunda posición. Ahora, tras ganar la Semana Olímpica Andaluza, y ser novena en el Campeonato de Europa de RS:X, y mejor representante española, (pruebas designadas como clasificatorias y de observación para escoger a la representante nacional de RS:X femenino en Tokio 2020) se ha hecho con la plaza nominal para volver a disputar unos Juegos Olímpicos.

El entrenador nacional de RS:X femenino, Federico Esposito, y el director de preparación olímpica de la RFEV, Asier Fernández, realizaron un informe en favor de Blanca Manchón como candidata a representar al país en Tokio 2020. Esta propuesta fue estudiada y aceptada por el Comité de Preparación Olímpica que preside el vicepresidente deportivo de la RFEV, Joaquín González Devesa.

Blanca Manchón ha dicho sentirse “muy orgullosa” por haber alcanzado este reto. “Ha sido duro conseguir este objetivo por el que he trabajado estos dos últimos años pero ahora estoy muy contenta sabiendo que volveré a representar a mi país en unos Juegos Olímpicos”, ha asegurado.

La sevillana también ha tenido unas palabras para su compañera de equipo Marina Alabau, quien a principio de esta temporada decidió apearse de la vela olímpica. “Me hubiera gustado poder seguir con el tú a tú con Marina, es una pena pero entiendo su decisión y la respeto”.

Manchón asegura que “ahora el objetivo es la medalla”. “El primer paso para mi era clasificarme para ir a los Juegos y ahora me toca centrarme en cómo puedo ganar esa medalla, que es lo único que me queda por conseguir”.

En su recuerdo está Atenas 2004. “Cuando fui con 17 años fue como estar en un videojuego, pasaban todo tipo de estrellas por delante mío, fue algo increíble y encima conseguí un diploma”, recuerda Manchón. “Ahora será algo diferente. Las regatas con poca gente se me suelen dar bien, me siento muy cómoda en flotas reducidas y creo que tengo muchísimas opciones de ganar una medalla”.

Palmarés de Blanca Manchón

Blanca Manchón (6 de marzo de 1987) es una deportista sevillana que compite en la clase olímpica RS:X femenino.

Diploma olímpico, octava clasificada, en Mistral femenino en Atenas 2004.
Campeona del mundo juvenil en la clase Mistral (antiguo windsurf olímpico) en 2002 y 2005.
Campeona del mundo en RS:X femenino en 2010 y subcampeona en 2009.
Campeona de Europa en la clase Mistral en 2005 y subcampeona en 2004.
Campeona de Europa en RS:X femenino en 2005 y 2006, subcampeona en 2004 y 2009 y medalla de bronce en 2007.
Premio ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2010 en categoría femenina (galardón otorgado por la federación internacional de vela al mejor regatista del año).

Resultados 2018 – 2019

Copa del Mundo Miami 2018 – Bronce
Semana Olímpica Andaluza 2018 – Oro
Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar 2018 – Octavo puesto
Juegos del Mediterráneo, Tarragona 2018 – Oro
Campeonato del Mundo de vela olímpica 2018 – Decimosegunda puesto y clasificación de país para Tokio 2020
Copa del Mundo Miami 2019 – Octavo puesto
Semana Olímpica Andaluza 2019 – Oro
Campeonato de Europa 2019 – Noveno puesto

MMW 33 Fast Cruiser, Aymeric Chappellier debutará en la próxima regata Spi-Ouest con el Tiger 5.

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Fuente info Roladas.com

Entregado el primer MMW 33 de la versión optimizada MMW 33 Fast Cruiser

• Aymeric Chappellier debutará en la próxima regata Spi-Ouest con el Tiger 5
• El astillero está finalizando dos nuevas unidades del MMW 33 versión Fast Cruiser

Tarragona, Abril 2019

El astillero Mestral Marine Works ha entregado una nueva unidad de su MMW 33 en Lorient, Francia. Se trata de la nueva versión MMW 33 Fast Cruiser diseñado por Michele Molino, que ha sido optimizada para aprovechar sus virtudes de barco rápido y planeador para programas de crucero familiar, que también puede competir en regatas de IRC. Además de evolucionar algunos detalles técnicos, la nueva versión aumenta considerablemente a nivel de confort respecto a las dos primeras unidades fabricadas.

Para el esta tercera unidad, bautizada Tiger 5, se ha puesto especial atención en la construcción para lograr la máxima rigidez, resistencia y durabilidad. Este MMW 33 incorpora nuevos apéndices más eficientes, destacando el sistema de doble timón con caña. Los interiores cuentan con tres cabinas dobles, lo que es poco común para barcos de esta eslora y el conjunto aumenta un poco el peso final de sus predecesores, pero se compensa con mayor superficie vélica. El optimizado Tiger 5 para el máximo rendimiento en regatas lleva mástil y botavara Axxon de carbono, acastillaje Harken y Karver, y velas Incidence en DFI Fit.

El debutará en la próxima Spi-Ouest, considerada la regata de primavera más importante de Europa, que tendrá lugar en La Trinité sur Mer del 18 al 22 de abril. La tripulación del “Tiger 5” tendrá a la caña al vencedor de la Spi-Ouest 2016 Marc Menesguen. Entre otros le acompañarán Aymeric Chappellier (2º Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 y 2º Route du Rhum 2018 en su Class 40 AINA), Lulien Gressey y Nicolas Pauchet de la velería Incidence.

Justo al terminar la fabricación del Racing IRC Tiger 5, el astillero inició la construcción de dos nuevas unidades de esta versión actualizada, que combina las altas prestaciones de su diseño con interiores más habitables y sus más polivalentes. Ambas unidades han sido adquiridas por la empresa de barcos de libre-servicio SailEazy, que desde primavera los tendrá disponibles para sus abonados en sus bases de Marsella y La Rochelle.

Tras la entrega de estas tres unidades, las primeras de 2019, el astillero Mestral Marine Works producirá más unidades del modelo MMW 33 para entregas rápidas. Gracias a la experiencia del astillero, a sus modernas instalaciones y sus eficaces sistemas de fabricación, el calendario de producción le permite unos plazos de entrega razonablemente rápidos y seguros, que han despertado el interés de potenciales participantes en la próxima regata Transquadra.