Mundial de Laser Master, día 5.

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Friday 29 April 2016

Laser Masters World Championship 2016 – Day 5

29th April / Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

An aggressive penultimate race day, with several general recalls, and more than a few Black-Flag Disqualifications (BFD) – over-early, with no opportunity to make up for it. But Race Committee did complete Race 9 and Race 10 under a moderate southwest breeze, with wind reaching into the double-digits (knots), but never really into the teens.

Scott Leith (NZL) solidified his lead in the Apprentice division with a pair of bullets today, followed by Jon Emmett (GBR) with a pair of seconds. Carlos Edwardo Weberley (BRA) also did well in the Masters division with a 5th and a 3rd. His closest competition, Richard Blakey (NZL), won the final race, but needed to discard a 14th.

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ESS Qingdao día 2. Alinghi toma el control.

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Alinghi en cabeza en la segunda jornada de Extreme Sailing Series™ en Qingdao

Alinghi se coloca en lo más alto de la clasificación de Extreme Sailing Series™ en la segunda jornada del Acto que tiene lugar hasta el lunes en Qingdao, China. El patrón y caña de la tripulación suiza en este evento, Arnaud Psarofaghis dio toda una lección en condiciones de viento flojo y rolón. Los helvéticos, ganadores de las temporadas de 2008 y 2014, comenzaron el día tímidamente con un quinto puesto en la primera manga, disputada entre 5 y 7 nudos de brisa. Al final de la jornada sumaron 3 podios incluyendo 2 victorias en las 5 mangas disputadas en la bahía de Fushan. Alinghi se coloca en primer lugar de la clasificación provisional de la regata con Sail Portugal, donde navega el santaderino Javier de la Plaza, pisándoles los talones en segundo lugar y empatados a puntos.

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Sailing World Cup Hyères día 4. En clase 49er, victoria (anticipada) ¡nº 26! para Burling y Tuke. Los argentinos Calabrese – de la Fuente (470) y Lange – Carranza (Nacra 17) a medal race.

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Game over in the 49er, 26 in a row for Burling and Tuke

It’s game over in the 49er at Sailing World Cup Hyères with Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) taking their 26th consecutive victory ahead of Sunday’s televised Medal Races.

The Kiwis look unstoppable in the 49er and even though they ended up capsizing and taking a 28th on Saturday, no one could match their consistent scorecard across the week. They head into the Medal Race with an unassailable 48-point lead.

Sailors were made to wait for the wind in the morning but the north westerly built as the day progressed. All but two of the 29 scheduled Olympic fleet races were completed as sailors fought for a spot in the top ten to progress to the Medal Races.

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Lucas Calabrese y su nuevo enfoque del deporte y la vida. Interesante nota de Richard Aspland.

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New focus, less stress for Lucas Calabrese

People sail for many reasons, and those reasons change throughout life. You may start competing the minute you get in a boat but end on a lazy Sunday afternoon watching the world go by, and anything else in between.

Some people have defining moments which change the way they sail and the way they see the world, and Argentina’s Lucas Calabrese is one of those people.

Breaking down a four-year 470 campaign with crew Juan de la Fuente, Calabrese says, “It was a tough one for us. We started pretty much after Weymouth [London 2012] and were in pretty good shape. We were having consistent finishes, but then we stopped for about nine or ten months. I had some stomach issues.

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ESS Qingdao día 1. Leigh McMillan usa su experiencia para ganar la única regata del día.

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McMillan counts on Qingdao experience to sneak early lead for in Act 2 opener

Qingdao today lived up to its reputation as one of the trickiest venues on the Extreme Sailing Series™ as light winds limited action to just one race on the opening day of Act 2. The Chinese city, hosting the Extreme Sailing Series for the sixth time, is well known for its ability to catch sailors off guard with a fickle breeze that can go from next to nothing to gale force in a matter of minutes.

The eight-strong fleet took to the water for the first day of Act 2 expecting a brisk 20 knots of wind – plenty to get the GC32 catamarans ‘flying’ on their foils and enough to make controlling the cutting edge boats a challenge. But in typical Qingdao style the weather gods took a day off, and instead the crews were left trying to squeeze every last bit of boatspeed from the gentle puffs of just a few knots floating in across Fushan Bay.

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Sailing World Cup Hyères día 3.

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Fickle Friday breeze in Hyères

Sailing World Cup Hyères served up a light dose of wind for the third day of racing but big breeze is expected to follow on Saturday.

Sailors had a short wait for breeze in the morning but a 7-8 knot southerly veering to the west came through allowing a good number of races across the ten Olympic and two Paralympic fleets.

Looking further afield and the breeze that pushed sailors to their boundaries on the opening day is to return on Saturday leading through to Sunday’s Medal Races which will be broadcast live on the World Sailing TV YouTube Channel.

Men’s and Women’s 470

Fernanda Oliveira and Ana Luiza Barbachan (BRA) have learnt to love racing in Hyères in recent years, winning the 2013 and 2015 editions of the Sailing World Cup.

“For me it’s a little bit cold,” joked Oliveira. “I prefer Rio, in Brazil, but for me it is okay. I think it is very usual event in Europe and very famous. The regatta is always crowded with good sailors. We like it, but tomorrow I might tell you differently as the Mistral is coming back.”

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Mundial de Laser Master, día 4. Tras el día de descanso volvió la acción en Mexico.

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Thursday 28 April 2016

Laser Masters World Championship 2016 – Day 4

28th April / Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Rested and recovered after yesterday’s lay-day, the Masters sailors returned to the water with an on-time start and steady southwest breeze that built to 12 knots during the two scheduled races (Race 7 and Race 8) on Day 4 of racing.

The top three spots in the Apprentice fleet remain stable, with the two leaders – Scott Leith (NZL) and Jon Emmett (GBR) – trading 1-2 finishes. Ian Gregory remains in third, but had to use a double-digit finish today as his discard, and will have trouble catching the two leaders during the next two race days.

Carlos Eduardo Wanderley (BRA) still holds the lead in the Master division, but Richard Blakey (NZL) moved closer with 1-3 finishes today, trailing by only five points. Alessio Marinelli (ITA) remains in third, but is only 4 points out of second. The order could easily change.

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Gaastra PalmaVela, primera gran cita de la temporada del Mediterraneo.

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La Gaastra PalmaVela se consolida como primera gran cita de la temporada de regatas del Mediterráneo

Una imponente flota internacional compuesta por 116 barcos de 17 nacionalidades confirma a la Gaastra PalmaVela como primera gran cita de la temporada de regatas del Mediterráneo. El Real Club Náutico de Palma ultima preparativos para una edición que reunirá una cifra récord de 11 unidades Wally, incorporará por primera vez a la clase monotipo Swan 45 e involucrará a la restauración de la ciudad gracias a la iniciativa Saborea PalmaVela. La competición comienza el próximo jueves, 5 de mayo.

Palma de Mallorca, 29 de abril de 2016

La Gaastra PalmaVela afronta su 13ª edición confirmando su extraordinaria capacidad de convocatoria. A falta de una semana para el inicio de la competición, su listado provisional de inscritos conforma una espectacular y heterogénea flota de 116 barcos que incluye desde potentes monocascos de carbono de última generación a clásicos y barcos de vela adaptada; equipos profesionales y tripulaciones amateur; clases en tiempo compensado y clases en tiempo real;… y barcos provenientes de nada menos que 17 países diferentes: Alemania, Antigua, Argentina, España, Estados Unidos, Francia, Gran Bretaña, Holanda, Irlanda, Islas Vírgenes Británicas, Italia, Malta, Mónaco, Rusia, Suecia, Suiza y Turquía.

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