Semana de la Vela Santander en Chile, programa de actividades.


© Rodrigo Aljaro

Fuente info Esteban Gomez

Semana de la Vela Santander (19 al 26 de enero): La fiesta náutica del verano esta vez será en el Llanquihue

El próximo sábado 19 de enero comienza la competencia estelar de la vela nacional y en esta oportunidad la regata que organiza el Club Náutico Oceánico se desarrollará por primera vez en el Lago Llanquihue y tendrá como anfitriones a Frutillar y Puerto Varas, quienes recibirán durante una semana a más de 100 barcos de doce clases náuticas del país, en un campeonato que reúne a gran parte toda la vela mayor y menor en un mismo escenario, en un evento inédito de la navegación chilena.
La fiesta náutica a disputarse durante una semana (19 al 26 de enero), corresponde, además, a la quinta fecha del Campeonato Nacional Santander Oceánico 2018-2019 y contará con los principales exponentes de las clases Soto40, IRC, IRC Chile y J/105. A ellos se unen las clases y Crucero, J /80 J/70, J-24, Melges24, Portsmouth, VX One, Laser y Optimist.

El evento, que contempla regatas en la mañana y en la tarde tendrá dos canchas, tiene programada 13 regatas (tres costeras y diez de recorrido), para S40; 11 son las contempladas para IRC, J/105, J/80 J/70, J-24 y Melges24 (3 costeras y ocho de recorrido). Siete costeras para Crucero y un total de doce de recorrido para el resto de las clases, excepto VX One que correrá 13 (una costera y 12 de recorrido), totalizando a más de cuatrocientos veleristas en competencia, entre los que se encuentran los principales representantes olímpicos de la vela nacional.

Siete son los Soto40 inscritos: Apolonia de Jaime Charad que llega como líder a Llanquihue; Estampa Delviento de Miguel González; Mitsubishi de Horacio Pavez; Santander de Jorge Araneda, BTG Pactual de Jorge Errázuriz; Yali de René Vidal y Pisco Black de Bernardo Matte.

Ocho son los IRC, hasta ahora confirmados: Caleuche de la Escuela Naval (puntero); Chispezza de Andrés Hasbún; Jack Daniel’s de Rodrigo Oyanedel; Aura de Óscar Ormeño; Team Trauco de Raúl del Castillo; Pepe Pato de José Tirado y Patricio López; S33 de Manuel Francisco Urzúa y Red de Pablo Anfruns.

Fogonazo de la Escuela Naval (comanda las posiciones); Grand Slam de Patricio Seguel; Wichita de José Tomás Errázuriz; Tricalma de Daniel González y Claudio León; Plan B de Jorge González; Yali de Ramón Eluchans y Recluta de Miguel Pérez están confirmados en J/105.

Por otra parte, diez barcos de Frutillar y Puerto Varas serán los protagonistas de la clase Crucero.

Las actividades partirán el sábado 19 de enero con las regatas de prácticas en la Cofradía Náutica de Frutillar y la ceremonia inaugural en el Teatro del Lago. El domingo 20 comienza el campeonato, en doble jornada (11 y 15 horas). El lunes 21 y martes 22 se navegará en Frutillar, sede donde, el miércoles 23 se zarpará en una travesía rumbo a Puerto Varas. Los días jueves, 24; viernes, 25 y sábado 26 la acción se llevará a cabo en la bahía de Puerto Varas, cuya sede será el Colegio Puerto Varas.
La ceremonia de premiación y clausura se efectuará, a partir de las 20 horas en el Enjoy Puerto Varas.

Copa Brasil de Estreantes, triunfo de Erik Scheidt, hijo del múltiple campeón Robert Scheidt.


© Aline Bassi

Fuente info Peccicom

Erik Scheidt vence a Copa Brasil de Estreantes; Time do RJ vence Brasileiro por Equipes
As duas competições foram realizadas no Canal de São Sebastião e terão premiação nesta sexta-feira

O dia começou cedo no 47° Campeonato Brasileiro de Optmist, que está sendo disputado em Ilhabela. Os velejadores veteranos disputaram o Campeonato Brasileiro por equipes, evento que teve 16 times de Sã Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Pernambuco, Bahia, DF e do Chile. A regatas começaram às 9h30 da manhã em frente à praia do Perequê. A competição tem um formato eliminatório, com uma equipe correndo contra a outra em seis etapas mais a final, que é melhor de três.

Os times do Rio Grande do Sul 1 e Rio de Janeiro 1 fizeram uma final eletrizante, com disputas acirradas e muita marcação. A primeira regata foi vencida pelos cariocas e a segunda pelos gaúchos, deixando a decisão para a terceira prova. No final o título ficou com o time do Rio de Janeiro, formado por Bernardo Martins, Diogo Petersen, Pedro Muricy e Joana Gonçalves.

“A equipe treinou muito e veio melhorando durante o campeonato. Foi bem tenso, por que não ganhamos a primeira regata contra os gaúchos, mas na final ganhamos a primeira, eles a segunda e conseguimos passar eles na terceira”, disse Joana. “Estou muito feliz, é meu primeiro título por equipes. Treinamos muito para isso! Estamos bem entrosados e conseguimos acertar as jogadas”, disse Pedro. “Foi uma disputa bem acirrada, que foi decidida nos mínimos detalhes”, disse Bernardo. “Fomos a equipe que mais treinou e por isso conseguimos o resultado que queríamos. A comunicação em uma regata de equipe é bem diferente, conversamos o tempo todo, algo que não acontece na regata individual. Em um campeonato por equipes é como se os quatro velejadores fossem um só”, completou Diogo. Os quatro são atletas do ICRJ.

Já os estreantes fizeram as duas últimas regatas da Copa Brasil de Estreantes próximo à praia de São Francisco, local mais abrigado do vento sul que soprou forte o dia todo no Canal de São Sebastião. Erik Scheidt, que representa a Flotilha Borrachudo, de Ilhabela, venceu mais uma regata e terminou a segunda do dia na segunda colocação, garantindo a medalha de ouro. O segundo lugar também foi para a flotilha local com Ian Borgstrom.

“Foi legal velejar nesse lugar bonito com os amigos. Uns dias foram mais difíceis que os outros, mas, o que eu mais gostei foi de ficar com os amigos. Agora não sou mais estreante e vou ter que treinar mais lá na Itália”, disse ele, que mora no lago de Garda, ao norte do país.

A premiação dos dois eventos será realizadaa na Escola de Vela Lars Grael a partir das 20h. Após a festa haverá um luau na praia do Pequeá.

Resultados:
Copa Brasil de Estreantes
1. Erik Scheidt, Ilhabela, 7 pontos perdidos
2. Ian Borgstrom, Ilhabela, 14 pp
3. Davi Neves, ICSC, 19 pp
4. Eduardo Almeida, ICRJ, 31 pp
5. Marina Uegama, YCSA, 33 pp

Campeonato Brasileiro por Equipes
1. RJ1 – Bernardo, Diogo, Muricy, Joana
2. RS1 – Gustavo, Erik, Alexandre, Maria Eduarda
3. SC1 – Clara, Fernando, João, Guilherme, Lívia

Conhecendo Novas Velas

Com o fim dos dois campeonatos, os velejadores ganharam o sábado de folga e a CBVELA aproveitará o dia para apresentar novas classes para os atletas, uma vez que o limite de idade para velejar de Optmist é 15 anos. Eles poderão velejar de Snipe, Laser, 420 e 29er a partir das 10h na Escola de Vela Lars Grael.

A programação do 47º Brasileiro de Optimist é intensa, com as regatas dos Veteranos que seguem até o dia 15, sempre a partir das 13h. O evento é classificatório para o Sul-Americano, que será disputado em Algarrobo, no Chile, em abril. As regatas podem ser acompanhadas em tempo real pelo canal Vela Viva no Youtube, Facebook e Whatsapp pelo número (11) 94158-2468. Os resultados podem ser vistos no aplicativo APVela (disponível para Android e iOS). As fotos estão disponíveis na fanpage da Fevesp no Facebook.

O 47º Campeonato Brasileiro tem a realização da Prefeitura de Ilhabela por meio da Secretaria de Esportes, organização da Fevesp, Escola de Vela Lars Grael e Mídia Certa Ilhabela Brasil e apoio Institucional CBVela e ABCO.

Programação:

12/01
Dia livre

13/01
13h: Regatas Brasileiro de Optimist

14/01
13h: Regatas Brasileiro de Optimist

15/01
13h: Regatas Brasileiro de Optimist
20h: Cerimônia de encerramento e premiação

Rolex Circuito Atlántico Sur 2019, información y fechas de las regatas y eventos.

Fuente info YCA

Bienvenidos al Rolex Circuito Atlántico Sur 2019
Yacht Club Argentino – Yacht Club Punta del Este

Ha comenzado la cuenta regresiva para la edición 2019 del Rolex Circuito Atlántico Sur, una de las citas más importantes del verano. Es un evento organizado por el Yacht Club Argentino y el Yacht Club Punta del Este y cuenta con el auspicio de Rolex, Rio Uruguay Seguros y Buquebus.

El viernes fue el cierre de las inscripciones y el número de inscriptos llegó a 78 barcos repartidos entre las Fórmulas ORC Internacional, ORC Club, IRC y Clase J70. Hay embarcaciones de cinco países diferentes: 20 barcos uruguayos, 4 barcos brasileros, una tripulación australiana y una tripulación estadounidense.

Este año el RCAS se realizará entre los días 13 y 19 de enero y comenzará con el clásico cruce desde Buenos Aires hacia Punta del Este. La largada del mismo será el domingo 13 a las 12 horas, pero a las 10 horas están todos invitados al desfile de las embarcaciones participantes que se realizará frente al palo militar de Dársena Norte. Luego durante la semana habrá regatas frente a la costa esteña para todas las fórmulas y clases.

También habrá after races todos los días para disfrutar de la compañía y el lugar, en el Yacht Club Punta del Este.

¡Los esperamos!

PROGRAMA DE ACTIVIDADES

Miércoles 9 de enero

18:00 horas – Límite de presentación de modificaciones en Certificados de Medición vigentes.

Viernes 11 de enero
12:00 horas – Comienzo del Parque Cerrado en YCA DN para los barcos argentinos.

Sábado 12 de enero
12:00 horas – Comienzo del Parque Cerrado en YCA DN para los barcos extranjeros.
18:00 horas – Reunión de Capitanes – Cocktail para tripulaciones en YCA DN.

Domingo 13 de enero
8:30 horas – Desayuno para las tripulaciones en YCA DN.
10:00 horas – Desfile de todas las embarcaciones frente al mástil principal de YCA DN.
12:00 horas – Partida Regata Buenos Aires-Punta del Este. Fórmulas ORC Internacional, ORC Club, IRC.

Lunes 14 de enero
Arribo de las embarcaciones a Punta del Este
Botado de los barcos de la Clase J70 – YCPE

Martes 15 de enero
13:00 horas – Regatas Barlovento-Sotavento frente a PDE para la Clase J70

Miércoles 16 de enero
13:00 horas – Regatas Barlovento-Sotavento frente a PDE para Fórmulas ORC Internacional, ORC Club, IRC y Clase J70
After Race en el YCPE.

Jueves 17 de enero
13:00 horas – Regata Circuito La Barra para Fórmulas ORC Internacional, ORC Club, IRC.
Regatas Barlovento- Sotavento frente a PDE para Clase J70
After Race en el YCPE.

Viernes 18 de enero
13:00 horas – Regatas Barlovento-Sotavento frente a PDE para Fórmulas ORC Internacional, ORC Club, IRC y Clase J70
After Race en el YCPE.
21:00 horas – Cena de Capitanes en el YCPE.

Sábado 19 de enero
11:00 horas – Regata Vuelta Gorriti para Fórmulas ORC Internacional, ORC Club, IRC y Clase J70.
17:00 horas – Ceremonia de entrega de premios en el Yacht Club Punta del Este.

El aviso de regatas está acá. 

IMOCA Class, gran expectativa para la temporada 2019.

Fuente info IMOCA

2019: an unprecedented boom for the IMOCA class

The IMOCA class has never experienced such enthusiasm and as 2019 gets underway, it looks like being a very exciting year. At least six new generation IMOCAs will be launched in 2019 and more than thirty boats will be out there racing with in particular the Transat Jacques Vabre (start on 27th October from Le Havre) bringing together a record line-up. Various new projects were recently unveiled and others will follow shortly. It is time for us to take a quick look at the fleet through the expert eyes of Jacques Caraës, the Race Director for the last Route du Rhum and the next Vendée Globe.

Things are really moving in the IMOCA class. The 2018 Route du Rhum saw an unprecedented line-up and it will be the same for the next Transat Jacques Vabre with no fewer than 25 to 30 double-handed crews expected. “The current boom in the class is something that is totally unprecedented,” stressed Jacques Caraës. So far, around ten sailors have obtained their qualification for the Vendée Globe, but around 35 projects will be up and running in 2019, while the Notice of Race for the 2020 Vendée Globe limits the number of entrants to just thirty. “This is the first time there has been so much demand for the Vendée Globe,” explained Jacques Caraës. “Qualifying will be down to the number of miles raced, so there is going to be a real competition to get to the start line. The sailors who didn’t complete the Route du Rhum, no longer have a joker to play. As is the case too for those getting their projects going later.”

Solid projects, new entrants, boats still available

Out of the twenty sailors, who took part in the Route du Rhum, eighteen are continuing with their project as they make their way towards the Vendée Globe. The only exceptions are Erik Nigon, who is looking for funding and has put his boat up for sale, and Vincent Riou, who has handed over the helm of his PRB to Kevin Escoffier (see below). Other projects are currently being built, some of which will be sailed by sailors from outside of France. The British sailors, Pip Hare and Richard Tolkien have respectively bought the former Superbigou and Pindar, the Belgian skipper, Denis Van Weynbergh is now the owner of the former Spirit of Hungary, while the Italian, Giancarlo Pedote will be taking the helm of Yann Eliès’s IMOCA, Ucar-StMichel. Saint-Malo based Maxime Sorel will be entering the circuit too in 2019 with the former Le Souffle du Nord/Team Ireland. As for Jean Le Cam and Sébastien Destremau, they may well return to the IMOCA class this year… We can see that between eight and ten IMOCAs remain available in the second-hand market, including some that are attracting a lot of attention, like the sought after former Safran and Hugo Boss…

2019, the year of new boats

For the moment, only one new generation IMOCA has been launched, Jérémie Beyou’s Charal. But later this year, at least six other new boats will be launched for Alex Thomson, Charlie Dalin, Sébastien Simon, Armel Tripon, Kojiro Shiraishi and Thomas Ruyant. These IMOCA were designed by four different architects: Juan Kouyoumdjian, Guillaume Verdier, Sam Manuard and the VPLP team. We should add that an eighth brand new boat may see the light of day, using the moulds of an IMOCA that is currently being built… “This is a very interesting boom period, probably down to the new relationship with The Ocean Race, the crewed round the world race (ex Volvo Ocean Race), which will spread out the cost of the boats,” said Jacques Caraës. “The skippers competing on brand new IMOCAs automatically qualify for the Vendée Globe, once they have sailed at least 2000 miles. The Transat Jacques Vabre will be a great test, in particular concerning the reliability of these very powerful boats.”

New projects for Isabelle Joschke and Kevin Escoffier

Two bits of good news were recently announced. The first concerns Isabelle Joschke, who now benefits from the support of MACSF, which is returning to the IMOCA class. Jacques Caraës: “It’s great to see this enterprising and enthusiastic partner bouncing back with a new project. Isabelle Joschke, who was chosen as the skipper, is a pair of safe hands in the class. The boat being worked on by some very good technicians will be fine tuned in the coming months. There weren’t any women in the last Vendée Globe, but in 2020, we may see four lining up (Sam Davies, Alexia Barrier, Pip Hare and Isabelle Joschke).”
Other big news from late 2018: Vincent Riou will not be lining up for his fifth Vendée Globe and will be handing over the helm of his PRB to Kevin Escoffier. Winner of the last Volvo Ocean Race with Dongfeng, the head of the Banque Populaire research team, Escoffier certainly has a lot of technical knowledge and is a very skilled racer. After specialising in crewed racing, he is making the switch to solo sailing, which according to Jacques Caraës will not pose any problem for him. “He will quickly adapt. He has an exceptional experience of offshore racing and with the support of Vincent Riou, he has a great teacher. He will have a boat that has been well adapted with huge potential in terms of speed thanks to her new foils. This is an ambitious project and Kevin will certainly be one to watch.”

Reglamento ORC 2019 disponible.


© ORC
The top ORC event this year will be the 2019 D-Marin ORC World Championship in Sibenik, Croatia held over 1-8 June

Fuente info ORC

2019 ORC RULES, VPP AND CALENDAR OF EVENTS NOW AVAILABLE

Milan, Italy – The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce the 2019 versions of its Rules and regulations, Velocity Prediction Program (VPP) and Worldwide Calendar of events are now published and are available on the ORC website at www.orc.org. These are available both for the ORC and ORC Superyacht rating systems.

Organized into separate rulebooks and documents, the ORC rules include the International Measurement System (IMS), the ORC Rating System rules for ORC International and ORC Club certificates, the ORC Superyacht Rule, the ORC Sportboat Class Rules, and the ORC Championship Rules, Standard Notice of Race, Standard Sailing Instructions, and the ORC Championship Checklist, collectively known as the “Green Book.” These are available for viewing and download at www.orc.org/rules.

The changes to these rules from 2018 are based on input from the users of the ORC system that have representation in the ORC Congress, the ORC Management Committee, the International Technical Committee (ITC), and the technical staff. They were approved at the ORC Congress that met at the Annual General Meeting held over 26-31 October in Sarasota, USA, and are summarized at this link: www,orc.org/changes.

Among the changes are improvements made to the aero- and hydro-dynamic modeling of the ORC VPP based on research, observations and user requests. For example, the model for added resistance due to waves was upgraded, the windage drag due to hiked crew was improved, and the model for crew weight position was improved to be optimized for boat speed and not just heel angle.

The IMS rules provide the framework needed for the quality and consistency of measurement data to operate the ORC system. For this year there are not many changes, but some measurement procedures are clarified and streamlined, such as internal ballast, propeller shafts that are not installed on centerline can now be measured, position of the weights for boom inclinations and minor clarifications on mainsail and mizzen staysail measurements.

The ORC Rating System rules help to keep racing fair among ORC Club and ORCi-rated boats by explaining policy rules and default limits, certificate use and scoring systems. For 2019 numerous clarifications are made in rules for ballast systems, boats with both asymmetric and symmetric spinnakers may now declare that the asymmetric sails are flown only on centerline, and other minor items.

These new limits are as follows:

Class A: 16.50 >= CDL > 11.62 m
Class B: 11.62 >= CDL > 9.80 m
Class C: 9.80 >= CDL > 8.60 m

The only change was small shift in the Class A-B split at 11.62 m CDL.

And for ORC Club and ORC International certificates, national rating offices may now opt to include a new appendix page of ratings based on specific course models in addition to the standard Long distance/Coastal and Windward/Leeward models shown on current certificates.

Yet for the vast majority of ORC certificate holders, their primary concern is How has my rating changed for 2019? A test run shows that for 90% of the nearly 2000 designs in the ORCi fleet the change in General Purpose Handicap (GPH) was only very small: +/- 0.5%. This is within the normal scale of changes year to year as the system makes incremental progress in accuracy without causing disruptions to the fleet. Moreover, a re-scoring of race results from the major 2018 ORC championships using the 2019 VPP showed little or no changes in scores.

“Yearly rating changes should not be cause for alarm,” said Bruno Finzi, Chairman of ORC. “Our process is to make the VPP better and more accurate every year through the substantial investment we make in research and development through the efforts of the ITC. The very small changes for this year means that everyone should continue to enjoy the same close racing they have had with their prior use of the ORC system.”

Issuance of valid certificates for the 2019 season is at the discretion of each of the 36 national rating offices in the ORC system – the list of these offices is at www.orc.org/ratingoffices.

The 2019 ORC VPP Documentation will be available soon after the 2019 ORC VPP gets distributed to the 35 independent Rating Offices located around the world. Their timing for issuing new 2019 certificates will vary by country, check with your local rating office for more details. There are also many others who are subscribed to soon receive the final version of the 2019 ORC Designer’s version VPP software (DVP) after assisting in providing feedback on the beta versions issued in the last month.

For those interested in subscribing to the 2019 DVP, this is available now at the discount rate of EUR360/year until 15 January, when the price increases to its regular rate of EUR600/year. More information on the 2019 DVP can be found at www.orc.org/dvp.

The 2019 ORC Superyacht(ORCsy) Rules are also now available online from the ORC Superyacht page at www.orc.org/superyacht.
 And for those interested in subscribing to the ORC Superyacht DVP, this is also available now for EUR840 for existing subscribers and EUR1200 for new subscribers on the ORC Superyacht page at www.orc.org/index.asp?id=206.

And for those who want to see how the 2019 VPP affects the ratings of their boat or others in the fleet, the ORC’s Sailor Services system is also now equipped to run Test certificates, Speed Guides and Target Speeds for nominal prices payable through PayPal. This unique public access system is available after free registry at www.orc.org/sailorservices.

The top ORC event this year will be the 2019 D-Marin ORC World Championship in Sibenik, Croatia held over 1-8 June

In addition to the 2019 Rules and VPP, the 2019 ORC Worldwide Calendar of Events is also on the website at www.orc.org/calendar. This list of event information has been provided by race organizers, rating offices and others and is continuously updated as new information becomes available.

And the ORC Superyacht Calendar of events is available at www.orc.org/superyacht.

More on ORC rating systems, ORC certificates and events can be found at www.orc.org.

Nueva aventura oceánica para Alex Pella, la Panerai Transat Classique.


© Alex Pella

Fuente info Desirée Tornero

Nueva aventura oceánica para Alex Pella, la Panerai Transat Classique

Esta regata cruzará el Océano Atlántico desde Lanzarote hasta la isla de San Cristobal, en el Mar Caribe

Martes, 8 de enero de 2019.- El navegante español Alex Pella participa en la cuarta edición de la única regata de clásicos que cruza el Atlántico, la Panerai Transat Classique, que ha salido hoy desde Marina Lanzarote. “Me he vuelto a embarcar en una nueva aventura oceánica, esta vez con barcos de madera, a bordo del “Stiren” (O. Stephens, 1963). Es la primera vez que estoy en una Transat en un barco “lento” y esto cambia mucho mi forma de entender este tipo de navegación. He tenido la suerte de poder cruzar los océanos a grandes velocidades y ahora, por primera vez, lo hago con un barco clásico más lento. Va a ser una experiencia nueva para mi y estoy muy contento de formar parte de esta tripulación”, ha asegurado Alex Pella momentos antes de la salida.
En esta regata participan barcos clásicos que cruzarán el Océano Atlántico desde Lanzarote con destino a la isla de San Cristobal, en el Mar Caribe. En total recorrerán 3.000 millas náuticas.
Alex Pella
El 23 de febrero de 2018 Alex Pella conseguía un nuevo récord, al lograr hacer la Ruta del Té en 36 días, 2 horas, 38 minutos y dos segundos, superando el récord anterior en cinco días. Este reto se sumaba a los ya conseguidos en los últimos años. El 16 de noviembre de 2017, Alex Pella conseguía ganar la Transat Jacques Vabre, a bordo del trimarán “Arkema”. Esta nueva victoria se sumaba a sus éxitos más recientes. En 2014 logró la victoria en la mítica Ruta del Ron y se convirtió en el primer español en ganar una prueba transoceánica en solitario. Y, el 26 de enero de 2017, batió el récord de velocidad absoluto de vuelta al mundo a vela, a bordo del sofisticado Maxi-Trimarán IDEC Sport. Alex, junto al resto del equipo hicieron historia; circunnavegando el planeta en 40 días, 23 horas, 30 minutos y 30 segundos.