A fourth bullet and Team CEEREF takes the lead by a point
Saturday’s racing at the RC44 Cascais Cup was the hardest yet for race officials and crews alike. First they had to wait out on the water off the Portuguese sailing mecca for a light breeze to build and stabilise long enough for one race to be held. Then, some wise race management saw everyone decamp east, back towards the Marina de Cascais where a new course was laid and a second and final race shoehorned in, in a relatively stable eight knot wind.
With just five points separating the top seven boats at the start of the day, there was inevitable upset on the leaderboard. Ultimately today’s two top scoring boats displaced Peninsula Petroleum, leader of this regatta for its first two days.
La vela argentina no se detiene camino a las máximas instancias olímpicas
Durante los fines de semana del 24 y 25 de septiembre la Federación Argentina de Yachting organiza en la sede del YCA Dársena Norte las evaluaciones con proyección a los Youth Olympic Games, a realizarse en 2018 en Buenos Aires.
En el primer día de la intensa actividad, los representantes olímpicos en Río de Janeiro 2016, Cecilia Carranza, Victoria Travascio y el entrenador Mateo Majdalani encabezaron la clínica de Nacra 17 para los chicos preseleccionados a los Juegos Olímpicos de la Juventud que se realizarán en nuestro país dentro de dos años. Deportistas y entrenadores nacionales de la FAY, entre ellos Diego Ravecca y Nicolás Schargorodsky, trabajan intensamente este fin de semana preparando a los navegantes que empiezan el proceso de preselección para Buenos Aires 2018.
Swiss stars Alinghi lose mast in collision in action-packed day in Madeira
The Extreme Sailing Series™ lived up to its name on the penultimate day of Act 6 in Madeira as a collision between rivals Alinghi and Red Bull Sailing Team resulted in the Swiss crew losing their mast.
Both teams have been pushing each other hard over the first two days of the Act, held on the waters of Madeiran capital Funchal, but as racing resumed on day three the drama ramped up another notch.
As the third race of the day got underway, Austrian-flagged Red Bull Sailing Team screamed across the start line at full tilt but got too close to Alinghi, and the back of their boat clipped the front of the Swiss.
Perfect 21st birthday for Team Tilt skipper
GC32 Racing Tour press release issued on 24/09/2016
Sébastien Schneiter celebrated his 21st birthday in the best way possible, the Team Tilt skipper winning two of the three races held today at the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup.
The westerly Levante breeze was expected to blow at about 10 to 11 knots for day three of the regatta, but the long white cloud hanging over the Rock of Gibraltar signified that there might be less. Even with just five or six knots the GC32s were still able to get on the foils as they launched off the start line of the first race.
Realteam took the early lead but skipper Jérôme Clerc couldn’t keep the more experienced crew of NORAUTO at bay. It was only a matter of seconds before Adam Minoprio foiled past the Swiss crew and into the lead. Even NORAUTO looked vulnerable however, as ARMIN STROM took their turn at the front before Minoprio regained the initiative just before the finish, Flavio Marazzi holding on for second ahead of Team Tilt not far behind in third.
No wind for the last day of the 38th Régates Royales de Cannes, the bay of La Napoule looked almost totally flat, except for the occasional puff of breeze here and there. The crews and the organizers waited in vain for more than two hours for a decent wind to materialize but finally had to give up and go back to the Vieux Port of Cannes.
Nothing, just an ephemeral, occasional puff, anything but a breeze good enough to launch a race. The high-pressure system hovering on the Cote d’Azur created an area of no wind in the Bay of Cannes, leaving the crews and the organizers empty handed on the last racing day of the 38th Régates Royales. Some crews were hoping to race to get the necessary points to be crowned winners of the closing event of the 2016 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, but they had to do with what they already earned in four races.
It was all about a place in the Medal Race on day four of the Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the top ten were confirmed in all seven fleets.
There was one gold confirmed and points cushions opened up in the hunt for World Cup medals ahead of the final day of racing in China as learning and progression was again the order of the day.
It was another good day in the Laser for Croatia’s Tonci Stipanovic as a bullet and third place moves him 11 points clear at the top of the fleet heading in to the final days Medal Race.
Stipanovic’s nearest rival is the 2015 Sailing World Cup Qingdao winner, Great Britain’s Lorenzo Brando Chiavarini who scored a 2,4 which moved him in to second place on 26 points, compared to Stipanovic’s 15.
Although up to second, it wasn’t easy going for the Briton out on the water, “It was a pretty stressful day. The tide was going all over the place but my downwind speed always seemed to save me.”
Alinghi y Red Bull Sailing Team se pelean el podio en la segunda jornada del Acto en Madeira de Extreme Sailing Series™
El equipo suizo de Alinghi lanzó un asalto a los líderes del Acto 6, Red Bull Sailing Team, en aguas de Madeira en el segundo día de competición.
La tripulación de Arnaud Psarofaghis se enzarzó en una lucha con el equipo austriaco liderado por el doble medallista de oro olímpico, Roman Hagara por hacerse con lo más alto del podio. Los vientos ligeros y rolones fueron el escenario en el que los siete equipos internacionales disputaron las cuatro mangas ante el público que se congregó en las orillas de la Marina de Funchal.
El viento flojo convirtió a la táctica en protagonista y fue la tripulación de Psarofaghis quien se subió a lo más alto de la clasificación, al terminar en posiciones de podio en todas las mangas disputadas y sumó más puntos que ningún otro equipo mientras los austriacos sumaban dos victorias a su total.
El día concluyó con ambas tripulaciones empatadas a 52 puntos con Oman Air a cuatro puntos por detrás empatados con SAP Extreme Sailing Team, pero con dos días más de competición y una predicción de más viento, no hay nada decidido.
Two days to go of fleet racing at the RC44 Cascais Cup and, incredibly, just four points separate the top seven boats across this nine-strong fleet. Yesterday there were 12 points between first and seventh.
After an hour long postponement ashore, conditions came good with sun, a steady 12-18 knots and a shallow swell rolling in from the Atlantic. Unfortunately the stable conditions didn’t help fleet separation and in the race two, the nine boats arrived at the top mark within five boatlengths. This clearly defying the laws of physics, penalties were landing on boats like confetti.
Today was the last day for the Dragon and the 5.5 Metre classes that crowned their 2016 champions. One-designs, Metre classes and Classics all profited from excellent wind conditions with a good southerly breeze and clear, sunny skies. The 150 boats, all sails hoisted, made a real display of power and colour for the many spectators crowding the beaches and the Croisette. The racing on the one-lap course in the bay of la Napoule was close and intense, bringing out the best from the crews.