VOR 2017-18. Mapfre gana la regata costera de Itajaí.



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copyright Pedro Martinez/Volvo Ocean Race

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20 de abril de 2018
El MAPFRE amplía su liderato en las In-Port Series tras imponerse en Itajaí

El equipo español se exhibe en la costera y gana la séptima In-Port por delante de team Akzonobel y Dongfeng Race Team

El MAPFRE ha logrado un contundente triunfo en la regata In-Port de Itajaí, séptima regata costera de la presente edición de la Volvo Ocean Race, lo que le permite ampliar su ventaja en el liderato de las In-Port Series.

Las In-Port Series de la Volvo Ocean Race actúan como un mecanismo de desempate en la clasificación general de la regata, con lo que su importancia en la presente edición puede ser determinante dada la enorme igualdad que hay en la general de la regata.

El equipo español cuajó una excelente salida, pero se pasó de layline en la primera ceñida y montó en segunda posición el primer barlovento, justo por detrás del team AkzoNobel. El Team Brunel, que subía como líder, tuvo un problema con la vela de proa y quedó apartado de la lucha por la victoria en esta primera boya.

Los de Xabi Fernández hicieron una gran bajada en la primera popa, especialmente a la hora de elegir el momento ideal para trasluchar, lo que les permitió adelantar al AkzoNobel en la llegada a sotavento.

Tamara Echegoyen reflejaba la felicidad del equipo por la victoria. “La verdad es que ha ido muy bien, no podíamos tener mejor resultado, las maniobras han salido perfectas y hemos hecho un gran trabajo en equipo. Ahora a prepararnos para la salida del domingo y a hacer lo que sabemos hacer”.

A partir de ahí, el MAPFRE aguantó con solvencia la primera plaza hasta rematar un triunfo que le sitúa con cinco puntos de diferencia sobre el Dongfeng Race Team en la general de las In-Port Series.

Ahora las tripulaciones gozarán de una última jornada de descanso antes de afrontar la salida de la octava etapa, que tendrá lugar a las 14:00 hora local (19:00 hora peninsular española) y que llevará a la flota desde Itajaí hasta la localidad estadounidense de Newport.

El SHK/Scallywag, que fue el único barco que no compitió en la costera, lucha contra el reloj en la puesta a punto para la salida de la Etapa 8 con la ayuda de toda la organización y el resto de equipos.

Clasificación de la regata In-Port de Itajaí

1.MAPFRE (Xabi Fernandez) 54’56’’

2.team AkzoNobel (Simeon Tienpont) à 43’’

3.Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier) à 1’04’’

4.Turn the Tide on Plastic (Dee Caffari) à 1’45’’

5.Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking) à 2’19’’

6.Vestas 11th Hour Racing (Charlie Enright) à 3’38’’

Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag (David Witt) no participó.

General de las In-Port Series

1.MAPFRE 44 puntos

2.Dongfeng Race Team 39 puntos

3.team AkzoNobel 33 puntos

4.Team Brunel 29 puntos

5.Vestas 11th Hour Racing 18 puntos

6.Turn the Tide on Plastic 15 puntos

7.Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag 15 puntos

Mundial de Nacra 15 en Barcelona con dos equipos argentinos presentes.

Fuente info Jorge Ibañez

Todo listo para celebrar el Mundial de Nacra 15 en el BISC

Del 21 al 27 de abril se celebrará, en el Barcelona International Sailing Center, el Mundial de la clase Nacra 15, con la participación de más de un centenar de regatistas llegados de todo el mundo: Argentina, Australia, Bélgica, Alemania, Canadá, España, Finlandia, Francia, Gran Bretaña, Italia, Islas Vírgenes Norteamericanas, Holanda, Nueva Zelanda, Polonia, Singapur, Suiza, Estados Unidos y Venezuela.

Además de disputarse el título mundial de esta clase, el campeonato será clasificatorio para participar en los Juegos Olímpicos de la Juventud que se celebrarán en Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Este campeonato está organizado por la Federació Catalana de Vela, el Real Club Náutico de Barcelona, el Real Club Marítimo de Barcelona y la Clase Nacra 15 Internacional

Listado de inscriptos, click acá

VOR 2017-18. Scallywag llega a Itajaí pero no correrá la regata costera de mañana.


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19 de abril de 2018
El Scallywag llega a Itajaí en la previa de la regata In-Port

Seis equipos estarán en la línea de salida este viernes en la regata In-Port de Itajaí, con la única ausencia del SHK/Scallywag, que ha llegado este jueves a la ciudad brasileña.

El MAPFRE español, patroneado por Xabi Fernández, es el líder de las In-Port Series tras la disputa de las seis primeras regatas, con dos victorias y tres segundos lugares a lo largo de la presente edición.

Xabi se encuentra plenamente satisfecho de cómo van las cosas. “Se nota el descanso, que nos ha venido bien a todos. En la regata de entreno ha ido todo bien y todo el mundo está al cien por cien. Si seguimos con esta misma trayectoria tenemos bastante confianza en nuestras posibilidades.El equipo de tierra ha hecho un buen `refit´ y la verdad es que está el barco como nuevo”.

Pero a solo tres puntos de distancia está Dongfeng Race Team, que se ha llevado la victoria en tres de las regatas costeras, pero que perdió el liderato tras una mala actuación en China.

Las dos equipos holandeses de la competición, el team AkzoNobel y el Team Brunel están luchando por tercer lugar del podio, y de momento el AkzoNobel de Simeon Tienpont está solo un punto por delante del Brunel de Bouwe Bekking.

Las In-Port Series de la Volvo Ocean Race actúan como un mecanismo de desempate en la clasificación general de la regata. Con solo un punto de diferencia entre el primero y el segundo clasificado tras siete etapas, los resultados aquí podrían ser cruciales pensando en la meta de La Haya a finales de junio.

Mientras tanto, el SHK/Scallywag llegó ayer a Itajaí con una tripulación de refuerzo que hizo el transporte del barco desde Puerto Montt y ahora trabajan contra el reloj con el apoyo de todo el mundo para llegar a tiempo para la salida del domingo.

Cómo seguir la regata In-Port de Itajaí (Brasil)

La regata comienza a las 14:00 hora local (17:00 UTC) del viernes 20 de abril.

Síguela en nuestra web:

Entra en www.volvooceanrace.com para ver la acción en streaming desde las 13:45, hora local (16:45 UTC).

Entra en Facebook Live:

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Ven al Race Village: Tenemos un fantástico Race Village en Itajaí, que incluye las instalaciones del Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard, el Volvo Pavilion y el Volvo Ocean Race Globe, así como las bases de los equipos. El Village está repleto de elementos interactivos, estructuras innovadoras y otras muchas actividades.

Clasificación de las In-Port Series de la Volvo Ocean Race

1. MAPFRE – 37 puntos

2. Dongfeng Race Team – 34 puntos

3. team AkzoNobel – 27 puntos

4. Team Brunel – 26 puntos

5. Vestas 11th Hour Racing – 16 puntos

6. Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag – 15 puntos

7. Turn the Tide on Plastic – 11 puntos

WMRT, temporada 2018 con mismos barcos pero nuevo formato.


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Fuente info WMRT

New Season, New Format

The World Match Racing Tour will move to a shorter format for the 2018 season with just 12 teams invited to each event. The fleet racing spectacle, with six M32 catamarans fighting it out on the same racecourse, will remain in place as the Qualifying stage at each regatta and will seed teams for the match racing knockouts. Match racing will commence directly after Qualifying with a Repechage knockout stage for the bottom 8 from which the winners in each match join the top 4 from Qualifying in the Quarter Finals. Semi Final and Final stages will follow and a champion will be crowned.

As with the past two seasons, points will accumulate over the year at both Championship level events and World Tour level qualifiers, as we countdown to the 2018 Match Racing World Championship. Invitations to the final event will be given to the top 12 teams on the WMRT Leaderboard following the penultimate Championship level event on this year’s Tour. Points are accumulated from both Championship level and World Tour level qualifier events with one discard given for a team’s lowest score.

Why the Change in Format?

A shorter format with less teams means higher quality match racing over an intense period. Of the 12 invites available, six will go to Tour Card holders leaving four qualifying spaces and two wild cards at each event. This means that only the top match racing talent will make the cut to gain entry and help to keep the Word Match Racing Tour at the peak of match race sailing. Fewer days of competition means a tougher road to the final for most teams. The Super 16 Stage rarely produced a shock victory and was often treated as a practice session by the top teams. Exchanging the Super 16 stage for a Repechage stage will give the lower ranked teams more match practice before facing the top seeded teams and gives more sailing time to those who would have been eliminated in the Sail Off stage under the previous format.

Season Outline
Match Cup Sweden: 3-8th July
Match Cup Norway: 26-29th July
Match Racing World Championship (Shenzhen, China): 8-12th November

In the build up to the Match Racing World Championship we are currently in discussions with multiple venues to add a fifth event to the 2018 season. Further details of this will be confirmed soon. Final details around the Match Racing World Championship are being organised and a detailed announcement will be made soon.

Marstrand, the home of the World Match Racing Tour, will of course remain on the calendar and for 2018 will mark the opening of the season. A new addition this year will be a trip even further north to Risör, Norway. Similar to Sweden’s island of Marstrand, Risör is a Scandinavian summer hotspot and the two are often compared. Locals lined the harbour wall last summer when the M32 Series Scandinavia arrived in town, and with the added attraction of the World-class sailors that the WMRT brings the event in Risör is expected to produce a fantastic atmosphere to welcome all. Six-time Match Racing World Champion Ian Williams said, “Risor is a gorgeous town on Norway’s East coast that GAC Pindar enjoyed visiting on the 2017 Scandinavian Series. It is a protected flat water sailing venue that will provide for a tight race course with complex wind and tidal eddies so will be a very tactical venue to sail in.”

Finals Back to China
For the second year China will play host to the final spectacle of the World Match Racing Tour season as WMRT China partners with the China Cup International Regatta to deliver the Match Racing Word Championship. After the success of the 2017 World Championship, there is a great appetite among teams and spectators to head east again this year.

“The seed has been planted in China to develop homegrown World-class match racing and last year’s event certainly stood out amongst what else was happening within China at the time. The media response to WMRT was successful and has generated interest from other Chinese cities looking to bring this match racing spectacle to them.” Said Chris Lee of WMRT China.

Partnering with the 12th Annual China Cup allows WMRT to be present at the peak of Asian sailing and to aid the expansion and development of Asia’s largest sailing regatta. With the nail-biting end to last year’s championship, Torvar Mirsky and his Mirsky Racing Team will be in full force aiming for Shenzhen again this year, looking to defend their title.

Zhong Yong, CEO of China Cup International Regatta, believes that the continued cooperation between China Cup International Regatta and WMRT in 2018 is the recognition to the platform that CCIR provides. This joint-event signals the continuous development in competitiveness and diversity of China Cup International Regatta: “This cooperation of two internationally renowned sailing event strengthen the influence of the host city–Shenzhen in the field of maritime. It also helped promoted Shenzhen as a global metropolis. The M32 catamaran is perfect for close to shore action. Last year it has drawn attentional not only the sailing enthusiasts but also non-sailor spectators. What’s more, the America’s Cup, WMRT trophy, China Cup have debuted on the same stage at the closing ceremony which highlighted the status of Shenzhen in international sailing. I have no doubt that as M32 one design class joining China Cup, WMRT finals will encourage Chinese sailing enthusiasts to understand and participate international high-performance sailing race. I hope one day a team from China can excel in WMRT.”

How to Get There

More details of qualifying events and the Tour Card Holder lineup for this season will be announced in the upcoming weeks. In the meantime, to express interest in entry to any World Tour level qualifying event in you region please contact mattias.dahlstrom@astonharald.com. Details of the six World Match Racing Tour Tour Card Holders will be announced in the following days.

Bol d’Or Mirabaud edición 80, toda la información de la clásica regata suiza.


Fuente info Bol d’Or Mirabaud

Bol d’Or Mirabaud – An Anniversary Edition Full of Surprises

From June 8 to 10, the Société Nautique de Genève will host the 80th Bol d’Or Mirabaud. To celebrate its birthday, this major Lake Léman regatta has many surprises in store for participants and the public.

Geneva (SUI), April 19, 2018 – Two 2018 Bol d’Or Mirabaud (BOM) press conferences were held today: one this morning at the ICRC in Geneva and the second this afternoon at Mirabaud in Zurich. Officially launching the 80th edition of the world’s most important regatta taking place on a lake, to be held June 8-10 at the Société Nautique de Genève, these conferences presented journalists with the specificities planned for this anniversary edition.

The BOM is proud to be associated with the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival. As the regatta’s artistic partner, the festival will include several concerts aboard the Neptune throughout the weekend. This antique lake vessel will be tied up in front the SNG terrace and will be the stage for all of the ceremonies and concerts.

To celebrate its 80th anniversary, the BOM is publishing a special comic book covering the regatta’s history. Scriptwriter, Patrick Mallet, has selected twelve cartoonists to illustrate the various historical periods of the BOM. The comic book will be put on sale at the SNG as well as in bookstores the weekend of the BOM.

A photo exhibit will also be available to the public, starting May 31, along the Geneva quays near the Mont-Blanc rotunda on the right bank and near the English Garden on the left bank. Eighteen posters will trace the BOM’s history, illustrated by period images and extracts from the comic book.

Other than the usual faithful BOM participants, several famous sailors will participate in the regatta. Among them our guest of honor, Loïck Peyron. More information about his participation will be communicated at the press conference on Thursday, June 7.

Construction of the new Société Nautique de Genève port will require several changes, notably concerning the finish line, and the capacity available in the port. For more information, click here.

The starting gun will go off Saturday, June 9 at 10:00. Spectators can watch the start from the Société Nautique de Genève, open to the public Saturday and Sunday, as well as from other locations we invite you to discover here. Again, as partner, the CGN will offer preferential prices to follow the regatta.

As each year, the race can be followed live thanks to video available on our website, YouTube, Léman Bleu and Radio Lac. Boat-mounted cameras will allow you to follow the race as if you were in it! Live feeds will be provided at key moments of the race, weather conditions permitting. Spectators can also follow the race on the BOM social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat) with #BOM18.

Online registration has been open since March 21.

- Rodolphe Gautier, Bol d’Or Mirabaud president: “We hope the weather conditions are as good this year as they were in 2017, but we can’t guarantee it. On the other hand, it’s certain that the Organizing Committee has done all it can so that the 80th edition of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud may be celebrated in style. We can’t wait!”
- Nicolas Mirabaud, limited partner and executive of Mirabaud & Cie SA: “We’re very happy to support the Bol d’Or Mirabaud for the fourteenth consecutive year. It make us proud to see this great regional event bring so much success, from sailors and from the public, both regionally and internationally.”
- Patrick Mallet, comic book scriptwriter: “Having always been passionate about maritime stories, I’ve had the opportunity to retrace the fascinating history of the BOM for its 80th anniversary. Along with a dozen talented cartoonists, we’ve given life to participants’ experiences from the first edition in 1939 up to today.”

World Sailing Offshore World Championship, nuevo evento a partir de 2019.

Fuente info World Sailing

World Sailing Offshore World Championship to launch in 2019
For immediate release: 04/18/2018
Issued on behalf of: World Sailing

World Sailing, the world governing body, is pleased to announce that the inaugural World Sailing Offshore World Championship will be held in 2019.

Announced at World Sailing’s 2017 Annual Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico the World Sailing Offshore World Championship will be a powerful platform to accelerate the interest and growth of offshore one-design sailing amongst the sailing community.

The Championship is a new annual offshore double-handed mixed competition between nations, featuring 20 boats. It is designed to cater to the fast-growing double-handed offshore community worldwide. An important goal is to engage with new countries by providing turnkey equipment ready to use at the event venue as well as a training academy.

Kim Andersen, World Sailing President commented, “World Sailing’s Offshore World Championship objective is to create a pinnacle endurance competition to be pursued by the best sailors from all nations of the world.

“A mixture of 30 mile and 90 mile coastal races combined with a three day / two-night offshore race will ensure the Championship tests the competitors drives awareness of offshore sailing and accommodates commercial partners and spectators.

“World Sailing is excited to announce that the inaugural World Sailing Offshore World Championship will be held in 2019 and we are now seeking partners to work with us to bring the vision to life.”

World Sailing is seeking an Event Management Partner (EMP) to manage the commercial and operational delivery of the World Championship from 2019 through 2024.

World Sailing is inviting EMP’s capable of delivering a high-quality event in partnership with World Sailing that generates value for both parties.

The EMP will be responsible for procuring the event Host, managing key aspects of the event, promoting and marketing the event, creating commercial value, and through this, generating revenues from both the Host Venue directly and through commercial partnerships and activities.

Click here for the Event Management Partner Information for Bidders document.

All bids must be received by World Sailing by 17:00 UTC on Friday 18 May 2018. Further questions will be sent to bidders from 21-25 May and there may be a requirement for presentations of bids at World Sailing’s Executive Office in London, Great Britain.

A final decision by World Sailing’s Board of Directors will be made on 4 June 2018.

Alongside an EMP, World Sailing is also requesting equipment proposals for the Offshore World Championship.

The Championship will feature 20 identical offshore boats. World Sailing is looking for an Equipment Supplier that will be able to provide a full fleet of ready to race double-handed boats available to charter on the dates and venue to be designated at least ten months in advance by World Sailing.

In order to provide World Sailing’s Member National Authorities with access to a small fleet of boats for training, the Equipment Supplier will also be expected to work with World Sailing and the EMP to facilitate the establishment of a European based training academy with five boats minimum available the charter.

Click here for the Request for Proposal of Equipment for the 2019 – 2024 World Sailing Offshore World Championship document.

Proposal submissions must be received by 23:59 UTC on Thursday 31 May 2018. An Evaluation Period will run from 1 June to 13 July 2018 with a final decision to be announced on 8 August 2018.