SSL Gold Cup, Argentina dice presente con Santiago Lange como capitán de equipo.


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BIG GUNS FROM FINLAND, URUGUAY, AUSTRALIA, LITHUANIA, ARGENTINA SIGN UP FOR SSL GOLD CUP

In April the Star Sailors League, that culminates in the SSL Finals in Nassau every December to crown its annual ‘star of the sailing world’, announced a new giant international sailing competition: the SSL Gold Cup. Effectively the sailing equivalent of football’s FIFA World Cup is a simple but powerful concept: a competition to decide the ‘world’s best sailing nation.’ The first SSL Gold Cup will take place in Switzerland over September-October 2021 and will then be held biennially. It will be raced aboard one design 47ft monohulls, with the aim of ensuring it tests the sailors purely with no equipment advantage. It has already been deemed a World Sailing ‘Special Event’.

Since the announcement, the SSL Gold Cup now has its own ‘home’ located on the shore of Lake Neuchatel in Switzerland. This will serve as the organisational and media hub for the SSL Gold Cup as well as the training centre. Already this season training sessions in the one design monohull have taken place for eight teams.

In addition to the 24 teams that have already been signed up, this week another five have confirmed their participation.
One of the strongest participants will be Australia, top sailing nation at London 2012 and third at Rio 2016. SSL Team Australia Captain will be sailing legend John Bertrand, famously skipper of Australia II which became the first team in 132 years to prise the America’s Cup out of American hands. Team Australia’s skipper will be America’s Cup winner, SailGP winning skipper and Laser Olympic gold medallist Tom Slingsby.
Bertrand explains his interest in the SSL Gold Cup: “The World Cup and Olympic Games are the two global sporting events that capture the imagination of millions of people worldwide. Why? Because they are both nation versus nation at a supreme level. The longest running sporting event in modern history is the America’s Cup – again nation versus nation. The SSL Gold Cup has a wonderful opportunity of morphing into becoming the ‘Gold Cup’ of sailing: Again nation versus nation at the highest level.”

Team Captain for Argentina will be Santiago Lange, who in addition to his two Olympic Tornado bronze medals, famously won gold in the mixed Nacra 17 catamaran at Rio 2016, aged 54. This year he won the 52 Super Series as tactician for Italian-Argentine team Azzurra and is now focussing on defending his Olympic title at Tokyo 2020.
Of the SSL Gold Cup, Lange says: “I will approach it with a lot of enthusiasm and in a very professional way. Argentina has a lot of very talented sailors and is a great opportunity to show this to the world. I have many strong candidates for the team. From the Azzurra crew alone, you could make a team! But the challenge is to open the doors to new young talented sailors, to give them a good opportunity for their future.”

Ricardo Fabini will be Team Captain for neighbouring Uruguay. He is a former World Champion in the Snipe in which he has also won two silvers in the Pan American Games. He was the flag bearer for Uruguay during the opening ceremony at Barcelona 1992, where he campaigned a Soling. He currently campaigns an IMX40 out of Montevideo.
“The SSL Gold Cup concept was missing in sailing. Definitely it will inspire lots of people to follow their national team in this event,” says Fabini. As to his team’s potential, he adds: “We have Uruguayans sailing on TP52s, in the America’s Cup and also in Maxi yachts. Two weeks ago, one Uruguayan member of our club won their class at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Italy helming Nefertiti. Lots of members of our club crew on this maxi boat.”

Captain for Finland will be Thomas Johanson, Olympic Gold Medallist in the 49er class in Sydney 2000, he appointed Staffan Lindberg as team manager. For more than 20 years Lindberg has been his nation’s top skipper on the World Match Racing Tour, but now he mainly campaigns a J/70 sportsboat.
“The SSL Gold Cup is surely something that has been lacking in sailing. You have all the big regattas such as the America’s Cup but they are limited to very few people and countries. This is an opportunity for smaller countries to really show their talents at an international level.
“I plan to start to build a team next year and I already have a short-list of crew. As the boats and sails are one design it will come down to finding the boat speed, getting the crew working well together and tactically finding the best route around the race course. There’s no need to worry that the other guys have technology you haven’t. The SSL Gold Cup’s simple format will appeal to both the sailing community and non-sailing community alike.”

While her husband Robert may be the better known Olympic sailor, Gintare Scheidt has been campaigning the Europe and then the Laser Radial since 2000, and won Olympic Laser Radial silver in Beijing 2008. She will captain SSL Team Lithuania, working with Rokas Milevičius, who represented the Baltic state in the Laser at London 2012 and subsequently sailed the Volvo Ocean Race with Team Brunel.
“I really hope the SSL Gold Cup works well for both the sailor and spectators,” she says. “I have no experience in big boats, so I probably will not be in the boat. Rokas and I will try to gather the best team from people we know have a lot of experience. Our goal is to be competitive and to represent Lithuania well.”

The next stage with the SSL Gold Cup will take place on 10th November when the team captains will announce the first two crew from the five they themselves are allowed to select. The other five will come directly from the SSL Ranking – four from the skippers ranking and one from the crew.
A the same time the Star Sailors League Gold Cup Board is analyzing the future countries involved that will be announced soon, as the entries are still open.

The Ocean Race, Itajai será escala por cuarta vez consecutiva.


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16 de octubre de 2019
Itajaí regresa como sede de The Ocean Race

La Ocean Race 2021-22 se detendrá en Itajaí, Brasil, en lo que será la cuarta vez consecutiva en que la ciudad de la costa de Santa Catarina albergue el evento.

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En 2017-18, Itajaí fue una de las escalas más visitadas de la regata, ya que más de 440.000 aficionados pasaron por el Race Village tras la última etapa del Océano Sur.

Con la gran olímpica brasileña Martine Grael tomando parte en la regata por primera vez, los aficionados tenían una razón añadida para mostrar su apoyo al evento.

“Es fantástico que regresemos a Itajaí, después de tres exitosas escalas en las ediciones anteriores”, dijo Richard Brisius, presidente de The Ocean Race. “En 2017, ver la respuesta del público local con Martine Grael fue un poderoso recordatorio de lo que significa este deporte para nuestros aficionados en Brasil”.

“Estoy encantado de escuchar que The Ocean Race regresará a Itajaí. Esta es una gran noticia para los regatistas brasileños y los aficionados de la regata”, dijo Torben Grael, que logró la victoria a bordo del Ericsson 4 en The Ocean Race 2008-09, y ahora es miembro del Consejo de World Sailing.

En 2017, Grael, el olímpico brasileño más condecorado de todos los tiempos, estuvo entre los aficionados del Race Village para dar la bienvenida a su hija Martine y vivió de primera mano la emoción que generó la regata.

“Con un posible equipo brasileño en la próxima edición, este interés podría crecer aún más”, dijo Grael, quien también patrones el Brasil 1 en la edición de 2005-06.

“The Ocean Race se ha convertido en una atracción importantísima para Itajaí, no solo para los visitantes locales, sino también a nivel nacional e internacional”, dijo Volnei Morastoni, alcalde de Itajaí. “El impacto económico del último evento aumentó un 28% en comparación con las paradas anteriores y trabajaremos para asegurarnos de seguir construyendo sobre esa base”.

Itajaí aprovechó las estrictas políticas contra los plásticos no reciclables de la última edición para evitar el uso de 300.000 vasos de plástico en el Race Village y posteriormente aplicó la política a otros eventos en la ciudad y la región, creando un legado de sostenibilidad duradero.

“Es inspirador ver que nuestras iniciativas de sostenibilidad de la última edición tienen un impacto significativo y duradero”, dijo Johan Salén, el Director Gerente de The Ocean Race.

The Ocean Race está programada para comenzar desde su puerto de salida en Alicante (España) en el cuarto trimestre de 2021 y para finalizar en Génova (Italia) a principios del verano de 2022. La ruta completa de la regata se anunciará en las próximas semanasItajaí se une así a Aarhus (Dinamarca) y La Haya (Holanda) como sedes confirmadas junto con Cabo Verde, que será la primera parada en África Occidental en la historia de la regata.

Semana de Buenos Aires 2019, resultados finales.


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FINAL VENTOSO EN LA SEMANA DE BUENOS AIRES 2019

Hoy, lunes 14 de octubre, finalizó la edición 2019 de la Semana de Buenos Aires.
El clima estuvo caprichoso y fue un día con pocas pruebas para algunas clases. Hubo fuertes vientos del sudeste acompañados de mucha ola.

Los Optimist Timoneles salieron temprano y completaron una prueba. Más tarde partieron los Laser Standard y Radial quienes corrieron dos y una regata respectivamente.
El resto de las clases fueron anuladas y permanecieron en tierra.

“Vengo aquí porque es de los campeonatos de más nivel en Sudamérica” dijo Enrique Arathoon, representante olímpico de El Salvador, quien participó en Laser Standard. “Este año era selectivo olímpico para los argentinos entonces estaban todos muy preparados y me venía bien para prepararme para los Juegos el próximo año. El campeonato siempre es muy bueno y las condiciones casi siempre son de vientos fuerte y olas. El nivel de la gente es muy bueno, porque además son locales. Venir a jugar con la gente de casa es muy bueno”

Luego de las regatas se realizó la entrega de premios en la carpa. Tuvimos el honor de recibir a la Banda de Música de la Armada Argentina que nos deleitó con algunas marchas.
Además de los premios tradicionales se sorteó una vela de Garibaldi Sails, que partió para Brasil.

Gracias por habernos acompañado en este evento! Los esperamos el año que viene!

Resultados finales:

Optimist Principiantes: Salvador Iudica
Optimist Timoneles: Guido Van Avermaete.
420: Juan Ignacio Queirel y Juan Ignacio Regusci
29er :lgnacio Hermida y Maximiliano Kralj.
F18: Agustín Krevisky y Juan Martín Benitez.
J70: 707 de Ezequiel Despontin
Match 30 : Bandido de Hernán Mones Ruiz
Laser Standard : Julio Alsogaray
Laser Radial: Dolores Moreira
Moth: Franco Greggi
S33: XE de Fernando Landini
Finn: Martín Nash
Laser 4.7 y Copa Challenger Galicia Éminent: Stefano Caiafa

Pueden encontrar los resultados completos en este link 

Tuvimos 520 inscriptos repartidos en Optimist Timoneles, Optimist Principiantes, Match 30, F18, Laser Radial, Laser Standard, Laser 4.7, J70, Moth, Grumete, S33 y Finn. Vienen de Argentina, Brasil, Canadá, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Francia, México, Paraguay, Perú, Trinidad Tobago y Uruguay.

Mini-Transat La Boulangère. En clase prototype, Axel Tréhin gana la primera etapa a Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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Monday 14 October 2019

Tréhin, Jambou, Bouroullec: The prototype podium done and dusted in 26 minutes!

The denouement of the first leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère unfolded with incredible suspense in the prototype category overnight in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In very light airs, the three main movers and shakers of this 1,350-mile course setting sail from La Rochelle fought for victory right to the wire and ultimately it was Axel Tréhin who was first across the finish line (02:36 UTC) after 8 days, 17 hours, 58 minutes and 28 seconds of racing. Taking second was François Jambou (6 minutes and 22 seconds behind the winner) and Tanguy Bouroullec (26 minutes and 07 seconds after the first place). The three sailors give us the low-down on this extraordinary first act.

1st Axel Tréhin (Project Rescue Ocean): “This first leg really had it all. There was breeze, less breeze, some upwind, some downwind and a bit of reaching…. There were moments where strategy was called for and others where pure speed was the order of the day. It was really interesting. We were expecting it to be a fairly quick straight line run after Cape Finisterre. In the end the game opened right back up and it was important to be versatile. I was beginning to fret yesterday. I said to myself that François (Jambou) and Tanguy (Bouroullec) had got there before the wind died, but then I heard some chatter on the VHF and understood that they were stuck next to each other. I was absolutely stoked! I positioned myself to the right of them and that’s exactly where the fresh breeze came from. I drew virtually level with them with the pressure. At the last minute, there was a big lift to the right, like a gift from heaven and that was it, a done deal! There is precious little separating me from François and Tanguy, we’re tied, except I won! That’s a great feeling going forward and certainly better than last time where I was 2nd in the first leg. Next up, I want to sail a good second leg to finish off the job. We’re really going to be given a run for our money so it’ll be a heck of a battle, but I’m not worried!”

2nd François Jambou (Team BFR Marée Haute Jaune): “I found this leg tough. Mentally, windless zones are complicated. The descent along the coast of Portugal was boisterous and you could easily have broken everything. To my mind, the boat was leaping like never before. The waves were really steep and it felt like the boat was going to open up every time. I had a great lead of up to 40 miles. When I arrived off Gran Canaria there was 10 knots of breeze and I couldn’t see anyone on the AIS. I thought I had the race in the bag, but that’s not how things panned out at all. Axel and Tanguy came back into the game with the pressure and there was nothing I could do. Axel was driving in at 8 knots and I was making 0. I got going again once he was beside me but I didn’t have the right sail. It’s hard to finish 2nd when you’ve led for five days, but that’s also what makes offshore racing so great; the fact that there are always twists and turns. It’s a race and we’re all keen to win. But I’m 2nd and I’m not going to be a spoilsport. I was beaten by a very good sailor. I’ve satisfied the objective I had at the start; I’m still in the game. Axel, Tanguy and I are tied. Outright victory is still very much within our grasp. I’m determined to succeed in the second leg.”

3rd Tanguy Bouroullec (Cerfrance): “I’m really happy to have made the finish and secured a spot on the podium! It was one hell of a finish with Axel and François. There was a lot of suspense at the end. It didn’t work out for me, but the gap isn’t catastrophic. I’d been trying to make a comeback for the past 3-4 days so as to limit the damage, because I knew that François had the edge. I lost some ground when I tore my medium spinnaker along the coast of Portugal so I finished the leg under-canvassed. All three of us arrived in Las Palmas together. Axel had a 7-mile deficit a few hours ago and just managed to overtake us at the end. It’s pretty crazy! After that, François and Axel finished with a match race two miles in front of me. It cost me a 26-minute deficit in the end but I’ll take that. It’s still all to play for in the second leg! The exit from the Bay of Biscay wasn’t easy. Two fronts rolled over the top of us. After that, the sea was really violent in the Portuguese trade winds. I had some breakage. It wasn’t easy. For two and half days it was pretty hard in fact and it was important to reduce your sail area so as not to break everything. The rest of the leg from there was fairly quiet. We had to dig deep to make up the ground on François, but conditions were nice. A bit of breeze and sunshine, the perfect way to finish! I wasn’t able to really put the foils to good use. I didn’t fly in the Portuguese trade wind, instead I was trying to stall my progress so as to avoid damage. However, they did enable me to make up some ground on François, and I made good headway.”

PROTOTYPE

1- Axel Tréhin (945 – Project Rescue Ocean) 2h36’28’’ UTC

2- François Jambou (865 – Team BFR Marée Haute Jaune) 2h42’50’’ UTC

3- Tanguy Bouroullec (969 – Cerfrance) 3h02’35’’ UTC

Semana de Buenos Aires 2019, día 4.


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CUARTO DÍA DE REGATAS EN LA SEMANA DE BUENOS AIRES 2019

Luego de un día sin regatas por las condiciones climáticas, los navegantes volvieron con esperanzas renovadas para una nueva jornada de pruebas en el Río de la Plata.

Al principio del día soplaban aproximadamente 15 nudos del sudeste y con el correr de las horas el viento fue aumentando, acompañado de una ola interesante. Algunas clases tuvieron que regresar, pero la gran mayoría continuó disfrutando del sudeste. A las clases que corrieron el fin de semana pasado se sumaron Finn, S33 y Moth.

“Después de esperar un rato, pudimos salir a correr y tuvimos una regata sangrienta, fue muy divertido!” dijo Franco Greggi, quien ganó la única regata de Moth.

“Pensamos que no íbamos a poder correr , pero por suerte corrimos todas las regatas del día. Estuvo duro, pero la organización estuvo muy bien y fue todo rápido” dijo Agustín Krevisky quien después de diez regatas viene liderando en la clase F18.

Después de las regatas los navegantes fueron convocados para una charla de Yago Lange y Tati Besada, quienes propusieron el Desafío Unplastify de Clubes para reducir el uso del plástico y cuidar nuestras aguas. Pueden encontrar más información en este link

Luego con el hambre que generaron las regatas extremas del día, los participantes atacaron con gusto los sandwiches de pernil que había en la carpa.

Resultados parciales:

Optimist Principiantes: Salvador Iudica
Optimist Timoneles: Guido Van Avermaete.
420: Juan Ignacio Queirel y Juan Ignacio Regusci
29er :lgnacio Hermida y Maximiliano Kralj.
F18: Agustín Krevisky y Juan Martín Benitez.
J70: 707 de Ezequiel Despontin
Match 30 : Bandido de Hernán Mones Ruiz
Laser 4.7: Stefano Caiafa
Laser Standard : Julio Alsogaray
Laser Radial: Dolores Moreira
Moth: Franco Greggi
S33: XE de Fernando Landini
Finn: Martín Nash

Pueden encontrar los resultados completos en este link 

Mañana finaliza este gran evento y los esperamos en la premiación!

Tenemos 520 inscriptos repartidos en Optimist Timoneles, Optimist Principiantes, Match 30, F18, Laser Radial, Laser Standard, Laser 4.7, J70, Moth, Grumete, S33. Vienen de Argentina, Brasil, Canadá, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Francia, México, Paraguay, Perú, Trinidad Tobago y Uruguay.

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Snipe World Championship 2019 Ilhabela, Brasil. Triunfo para Henrique Haddad y Gustavo Nascimento.





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THE 2019 SNIPE WORLD CHAMPIONS ARE HENRIQUE HADDAD AND GUSTAVO NASCIMENTO

THE BRAZILIANS CLAIM THE TITLE IN THEIR HOME COUNTRY AFTER 9 VERY CLOSE RACES

Henrique Haddad and Gustavo Nascimento (BRA) are the 2019 Snipe World Champions after a very long and challenging nine race series, during which the leaders at the end of each of the five days of racing would always be a different team.

Even this morning, going onto the racecourse, the top teams were all very tight and at least five boats could win the 2019 Snipe World Championships. The first race was sailed in an Easterly breeze of 10 knots, that the forecast didn’t predict lasting as th Southerly would fill, and it did for the final thrilling race.

During race 8, the provisional leaders, Damian Borras and Jordi Triay, went to the wrong side of the course and finished 46th, jeopardizing their final result. Alexandre Paradeda with Gabriel Kieling (BRA), Juninho de Jesus with Gabriel Borges (BRA) and Luis Soubie with Diego Lipszyc (ARG) didn’t miss the chance to improve their ranking positions, and finished respectively first, second and third; but even Haddad/Nascimento did well with a sixth place.

Race 9 got underway after the Committee repositioned the course way south, towards the Escola de Vela Lars Grael, home to the event.
At the first windward mark, the Spanish team rounded second behind Nick Grael with Fabio Horta, trying to make up for the previous race. Paradeda/Kieling and Haddad/Nascimento were not among the leading pack, leaving some room for hope to the Spanish. Borras then was first at the downwind gate, with Grael following and Haddad getting closer. The order didn’t change until the finish, when Grael/Horta passed Borras/Triay and won the last race. The Spanish finished second and had to wait for the Brazilian teams chasing behind.
Ralph Rosa with Alfredo Rovere (BRA) were third and Haddad/Nascimento fourth, erasing the Spanish hope for victory. But it was now their turn in waiting for the final position of Paradeda/Kieling, who could still claim the overall leadership. They finished 13th, and by just one point, handed the 2019 Snipe Worlds to Haddad/Nascimento.

“We couldn’t believe we won, we just tried to get less points that we could today, fighting on every tack. We just can’t believe it, it’s an incredible feeling!” said Henrique Haddad back ashore. “Today was a very long day, we started with an East wind and then waited a lot for the South to come in, we didn’t know if it would be better to have a race or not, but then we just enjoyed the moment, and we are loving this day, we’re not going to have another day like this one!”
“A very long championship, long upwinds as well, but in the end everything is worth it. Today we just had to do our race and forget the math and we did it, it’s a great moment right now!” confirmed Gustavo Nascimento. “It is even better to win it here in Brazil with our families following the races!”

With them on the podium another Brazilian flag will be hoisted, the one for Alexandre Paradeda and Gabriel Kieling who claim the silver medal, and on the third step, the Spanish Damian Borras and Jordi Triay.

The prize for the best mixed team will be awarded to Mateus Tavares with Kathleen Tocke (BRA/USA), sixth overall. This is a new award named after legendary female Brazilian sailor Bibi Juetz, who always sailed as a mixed team and is the only female to win the Snipe World Masters.

The curtains of the 2019 Snipe World Championship will close tonight after the official prize giving ceremony, but the party won’t be over so soon, the Brazilians know how to celebrate a World title win!

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The Nations Trophy. En ClubSwan 50 triunfo para Skorpios.






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THE NATIONS TROPHY – THE SPIRIT OF GENTLEMANLY COMPETITION
Press Release, 12 October 2019

The final day of The Nations Trophy 2019 brought more drama as a building breeze compressed the action into a solitary race for all classes. While the individual race winners will have enjoyed their moment in the sun, it was the overall class winners and recipients of The Nations Trophy itself that celebrated the loudest.

Dmitry Rybolovlev’s Skorpios (RUS) proved worthy winners of the ClubSwan 50 World Championship and Klaus Diederichs’ Fever (GER) came out on top of an intensely close three-way tussle for the Swan 45 world title. The Italian ClubSwan 42 Mela took home the class’ European Championship, while Edoardo and Riccardo Ferragamo’s Thirty-Six (ITA) won the first ever regatta for the ClubSwan 36 class. Leonardo Ferragamo’s Cuordileone and Andrea Masi’s Ulika combined to deliver The Nations Trophy for Italy.

The Nations Trophy brings together a high-level fleet of skilled, passionate yacht owners and crew competing for both individual and national honour. Held from the 8 – 12 October in Palma de Mallorca, the second edition of the biennial contest attracted the largest ever gathering of one design yachts from the Finnish yacht builder, Nautor’s Swan: 41 boats, across four classes, representing 14 countries.

Ken Read, tactician on Cuordileone, raced in the 2017 Nations Trophy and was full of praise for what had been achieved: “It is a testament to a lot of people taking the event seriously.”

ClubSwan 50 World Championship
With 18 ClubSwan 50s on the start-line, Nautor’s Swan’s flagship one design model led the way. A group of determined owner/drivers had gathered together strong teams, many of whom had been together for the length of the Mediterranean season. With the likes of Bouwe Bekking (Niramo), Iker Martinez (Mathilde), Ken Read, Chris Larson (Earlybird), Jochen Schümann (OneGroup), Pietro D’Ali (Drifter Sail), Fernando Echávarri (Skorpios) and Cameron Dunn (Bronenosec), to name just a few featuring in the afterguards, the level of talent and commitment was evident.

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