Semana de la Vela Santander Chile. Cambio de líder en Soto 40, Aura domina en IRC.


© Rodrigo Aljaro

© Rodrigo Aljaro

© Rodrigo Aljaro

© Rodrigo Aljaro

Fuente info Esteban Gomez

Santander toma el liderato en la Semana de la Vela Santander

Aura en IRC; Fogonazo en J/105; Pelicano, en J/80: Patio LV, en J/70; Valdivieso en J-24; EFG Vendetta en Melges24; Big Mac en Crucero y Matías Sandoval en VX One son los otros lideres

Una muy buena performance cumplió en la cuarta fecha de la Semana de la Vela Santander, el barco Santander de Jorge Araneda (3-4-1-3-3-1), que luego de un tercer lugar en la travesía y un primero en el Barlo-Sota de Puerto varas sumó 4 unidades y es el nuevo líder del campeonato, superando por dos unidades a Estampa Delviento de Miguel González que logró 6 puntos en la jornada, totalizando 17 unidades (1-2-2-6-2-4). El tercer lugar es para BTG Pactual de Jorge Errázuriz, con 19 (4-3-3-2-1-6) .

La jornada que consistió en una travesía de 13 millas que unió Frutillar y Puerto Varas se desarrolló con vientos promedio de 12 nudos del sur. Una vez en Puerto Vara, las clases Soto40, IRC y J/105 disputaron un barlovento-sotavento.

En IRC, en tanto, con cinco regatas (un descarte) Aura de Oscar Ormeño sigue a la cabeza con 10 puntos, seguido por Chispezza de Andrés Hasbún, 10 y Caleuche de la Escuela Naval, con 11.

En J/105, clase que ha disputado seis regatas (un descarte), Fogonazo de la Escuela Naval es el líder, con 13, escoltado por Wichita de José Tomás Errázuriz, 15 y Grand Slam de Patricio Seguel, 17.

En J-24, Valdivieso de Felipe Molina logró su cuarta victoria consecutiva (seis regatas, un descarte), totalizando 5 puntos, escoltado por Guamblin y Mariscal de la Escuela de Grumetes, ambos con 11 unidades.

En J/80, seis regatas (un descarte) lidera Pelicano de Ezequías Allende y Alfredo Valdés, 8 puntos; Cosaco de Anton Felmer, 9 y Cumberland Yatch Charter de Gabriel Jordan, 11.

Patio LV de Manuel Urzúa manda en J/70 (seis regatas, un descarte), con 9, seguido por Uruburo de Francisca Cisterna, 11 y Tramontina de Maurissa Maurin, 13.

Matías Sandoval manda en VX One (seis regatas, un descarte), con 6. Thomas Engell, 8 y Mathias Klotz, 15, sus escoltas.

En Melges24, EFG Vendetta de J, González, P.Silva y L. Zuñiga, 5 (seis regatas, un descarte), seguido de Magic Marine de Pal Gallyas, 9 y Full K de Ricardo KItzing, 16.

Big Mac 4 de Brian Mc Donald, con 5; Sur de Juan Ignacio Molina, 8 y Molino Viejo de R. Carrasco y F. Sandoval, 11 son los tres primeros en Crucero.

Constanza Olivares en Optimist; Agustina Jordan en Laser Radial; Juan Ignacio Almarza y Natalia Vera en Laser 4.7 son los líderes.

Mañana la acción continuará con regatas de recorrido en la bahía de Puerto Varas.

36th America´s Cup. Emirates Team New Zealand y un sueño hecho realidad.


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© ETNZ

Fuente info ETNZ

Building a base to build the boat

Auckland, New Zealand – 23rd January 2019

For the first time in the history of Emirates Team New Zealand, the team has begun construction of its own America’s Cup boat in their own purpose-built boatyard on Auckland’s North Shore.

Led by Emirates Team New Zealand Build Operations Manager Sean Regan, the facility which has been a long-term vision of the team, has been started from the ground up turning a clean factory floor into one of the most up to date, purpose-built composite boat building facilities in the country.

“As with everything in the America’s Cup, time is of the essence and in setting up the build facility we basically gave ourselves two months from the day we took over the lease of the premises to be ready to start building our first boat.” explained Regan.

The layout of the vast 1800 sqm building has been extensively considered with the view to putting together the most effective and comfortable workspace possible. The team has sought feedback from some of the industry’s best boatbuilders as well as many of our valued team suppliers.

“We really approached this set up with an open mind along with our typical number 8 wire thinking. We looked at the clean floor plan and thought about everything in terms of the production of the most technically advanced composite race yacht. From the layout of the three ovens, the heating, extraction, air conditioning, lighting, storage, lifting, access etc.”

Just as important as bringing all of the necessary equipment together was the task of bringing the new 40 strong team onboard. All 40 people are now working as a team with enthusiasm and a mix of experience that will need to perform exceptionally as a group when the pressure is on.

“We have been able to assemble a mixed group of specialist boat building veterans – a number of whom were the key core people from Cookson’s Boats, existing Emirates Team New Zealand shore crew and a bunch of hungry young apprentices. These guys are really working well together and growing the wider experience in the industry by the day which is very satisfying for everyone.
The beauty of winning the America’s Cup and bringing it back to New Zealand is it gives us the ability to try to restimulate what has been a stagnant or declining industry over the past few years.”

The real performance benefits of bringing the boat building ‘in-house’ for Emirates Team New Zealand is the ability to shift resources and schedules to suit the team’s operations which enables a more efficient link between the Emirates Team New Zealand designers at the team base in the Viaduct and the production team on the North Shore.

“As we saw in the last America’s Cup, we need to be really dynamic in our overall design approach and our production priorities day to day so now we are more in charge of our own build destiny than we ever have been before.

Typically, in with the objective of extracting every last detail of performance gain, the designers leave handing their final designs over to the production until the very last opportunity. Not only that, they continue to refine designs beyond specific deadlines so now we can make changes as the priorities shift which allows us to make design decisions a lot later but more advanced than we ever have been able to.”

Integral to the set-up of the base as always with Emirates Team New Zealand has been a number of key suppliers of the team.

“We really couldn’t have achieved what we have in setting this base up without our Official Suppliers. A huge amount of the cost in setting up has been met by suppliers with products, services and expertise – which never ceases to amaze us how valuable the support of everyday kiwi companies and their generosity is to us working towards defending the America’s Cup in 2021.”

“Call me biased but I think we have put together one of the best composite boat building facilities in New Zealand, and hope that it will serve the team well for AC36, but also the wider marine industry on projects outside of the America’s Cup.” concluded Regan.

The America’s Cup world now eagerly awaits the first boat to emerge from the boat build facility towards the middle of 2019.

Semana de la Vela Santander Chile. Estampa del Viento y Santander lideran en Soto 40.


© Rodrigo Aljaro

© Rodrigo Aljaro

© Rodrigo Aljaro

Fuente info Esteban Gomez

Estampa Delviento y Santander sin treguas en la Semana de la Vela Santander

Aura en IRC; Fogonazo en J/105; Pelicano, en J/80: Patio LV, en J/70; Valdivieso en J-24; EFG Vendetta en Melges24; Matías Sandoval en VX One y Big Mac en Crucero son los otros lideres

Estampa Delviento de Miguel González y Santander de Jorge Araneda, ambos con 11 puntos, igualan posiciones en Soto40, tras los tres barlovento-sotavento que se disputaron en el Lago Llanquihue, correspondiente a la tercera jornada de la Semana de la Vela Santander, aunque el primer lugar es para el barco de González por tener mejores parciales (1-2-2-6), contra (3-4-1-3) del yate bancario. El tercer lugar es para BTG Pactual de Jorge Errázuriz, con 12 (4-3-3-2)

La jornada se desarrolló con vientos de 8 a 10 nudos del noreste y fue bastante dura para los siete barcos participantes.

En IRC, en tanto, donde también disputaron tres regatas de recorrido, Aura de Óscar Ormeño mantiene el liderato con 6 puntos, seguido por Chispezza de Andrés Hasbún, 11 y CaleUche de la Escuela Naval, con 12.

En J/105, Fogonazo de la Escuela Naval es el líder, con 14, escoltado por Wichita de José Tomás Errázuriz, 14 y Plan B de Jorge González, 15. Mismo puntaje del Gran Slam de Patricio Seguel.

En J-24, Valdivieso de Felipe Molina recuperó el liderato al obtener tres primeros lugares y luego de cinco regats. Un descarte suma 4, escoltado por Guamblin y Mariscal de la Escuela de Grumetes, 8 y 9 puntos, respectivamente.

En J/80, cinco regatas (un descarte) lidera Pelicano de Ezequías Allende y Alfredo Valdés, 6 puntos; Cosaco de Anton Felmer, 8 y Cumberland Yatch Charter de Gabriel Jordan, 8

Patio LV de Manuel Urzúa manda en J/70 (cinco regatas, un descarte), con 6, seguido por Tramontina de Maurissa Maurin, 9 y Uruburo de Francisca Cisterna, 10.

Matías Sandoval manda en VX One, con 5. Thomas Engell, 6 y Mathias Klotz, 12, sus escoltas.

En Melges24, EFG Vendetta de J, González, P.Silva y L. Zuñiga, 4 (cinco regatas, un descarte), seguido de Magic Marine de Pal Gallyas y M, Fuentes, 7 y Full K de Ricardo KItzing, 12.

Big Mac 4 de Brian Mc Donald, con 3; Sur de Juan Ignacio Molina, 7 y Molino Viejo de R. Carrasco y F. Sandoval, 8 son los tres primeros en Crucero.

Constanza Olivares en Optimist; Agustina Jordan en Laser Radial; Juan Ignacio Almarza y Natalia Vera en Laser 4.7 son los líderes.

Mañana la acción se traslada a Puerto Varas con una travesía que unirá Frutillar y Puerto Varas.

2019 eSailing World Championship, premio de diez mil dolares para el ganador.

Fuente info World sailing

Prize money on the line for 2019 eSailing World Championship
For immediate release: 01/22/2019
Issued on behalf of: World Sailing

The stakes will be higher than ever in the 2019 eSailing World Championship as the second season was officially launched today (22 January 2018) at boot Düsseldorf in Germany.

Following a successful first season, that saw 169,000 eSailors from 74 nations compete over six months, the second will see the introduction of prize money, a new competition format, National Championships and more global live events.

Existing eSailors and new players are invited to race, for free, and the first challenge is available now and can be played on desktop as well as iOS and Android devices:

A prize fund of $10,000 USD, generously provided by Virtual Regatta, the leading digital sailing platform, will be up for grabs and will be awarded to the 2019 champion.

Running for eight months, the 2019 season will be governed by the Virtual Racing Rules of Sailing and will feature daily challenges, in-season PlayOffs, a Finals PlayOff and a Live Final in Bermuda at the end of October.

Click here to Like the new eSailing World Championship Facebook page.

Challenges will either be connected to real-world sailing events, such as the Hempel World Cup Series, or will be digital challenges. Each one will be graded based on its importance and eSailors will earn ranking points towards the eSailing World Championship World Ranking. Challenge winners and top ranked players will advance to the in-season PlayOffs, of which there will be one in the winter, spring and summer.

Click here for the eSailing World Championship website.

Alongside the regular eSailing World Championship, up to ten National eSailing Championships will be held, allowing eSailors the opportunity to gain domestic bragging rights. The Deutscher Segler-Verband are World Sailing’s first Member National Authority to commit with a German eSailing National Championship to take place in 2019. Further nations and formats will be announced shortly.

The leading eSailors from the in-season PlayOffs, challenge winners and the top ten national eSailors will advance to September’s 1,000 player Final PlayOff. A series of challenges will determine who the top global eSailors are and who will be invited to the Live Final on an all-expenses paid trip to Bermuda, host of World Sailing’s 2019 Annual Conference.

The eSailors will then fight for the coveted eSailing World Championship title and the $10,000 USD prize fund.

In 2018, spectators at the Hempel Sailing World Championships were able to race in the eSailing World Championship during live spectacles within the city and at the spectator stand, just off the real-world racing areas. The success of this will be built upon in 2019 with further live events planned.

All major World Sailing events will feature live eSailing events, including the Hempel World Cup Series which starts next week in Miami, Florida, USA. eSailors worldwide will have the opportunity to race against Olympic champions and prospective 2020 Olympians and spectators will be able to engage directly on-site with the sport.

Internationally recognised boats such as the J/70, Nacra 17 and 49er will continue to feature in the game in 2019 with further, exciting boats with the intricate details that make them unique to be added throughout the year. Furthermore, additional venues will added, joining the likes of San Francisco, Porto Cervo and Marseille.

Andy Hunt, World Sailing CEO, said, “The 2018 eSailing World Championship was a brave new venture for World Sailing. We have a duty to promote the sport in all its forms and reaching 169,000 people shows that the first year was a great success.

“It is important that we now build on that success and continue to appeal to the expert sailors and non-sailors alike. The aim is to try and inspire more people to take up the sport and through this game we will look to provide opportunities through our members to increase participation of our sport.

“2019 is another key year in the development of the eSailing World Championship and with the developments made in the season structure and the gameplay, I’m excited to see what the future holds.”

Philippe Guigné, Founder and CEO of Virtual Regatta, commented, “The first eSailing World Championship season went beyond our expectations and was a great success.

“For the second season, we have evolved, adding in new features yet keeping the heart of the gameplay central to all our initiatives. In 2019, we will introduce more language versions with the game available in Chinese, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

“New sailing cities and boats will be added throughout the year and we have added more social features to allow greater connections between sailors and eSailors around the world.”

Semana de la Vela Santander Chile. Estampa del Viento lidera en Soto 40.


© Rodrigo Aljaro

© Rodrigo Aljaro

© Rodrigo Aljaro

Fuente info Esteban Gomez

Semana de la Vela: El centenar de barcos cumplió el programa

Apareció el viento en el Lago Llanquihue y se pudo cumplir el programa completo de la segunda fecha de la Semana de la Vela Santander que se desarrolla en el Lago Llanquihue y tiene como club sedes a la Cofradía Náutica de Frutillar y el Colegio de Puerto Varas.

La segunda jornada consistió en una travesía de 21 millas, que unió Frutillar, con partida al Teatro del Lago-Puerto Octay y Frutillar y tras un par de postergaciones se pudo dar la largada a la competencia con vientos promedios de 8 nudos que se mantuvo durante toda la travesía.

Estampa Delviento de Miguel González fue el cinta azul de la jornada y el ganador en Soto40. Lo escoltaron Mitsubishi de Horacio Pavez y Santander de Jorge Araneda, respectivamente.

En IRC el mejor en los corregidos fue Asura de óscar Ormeño que le sacó un segundo a Team Trauco de Raúl del Castillo y tercero Caleuche de la Escuala Naval.

Grand Slam de Patricio Seguel fue el ganador en J/105, escoltado por Plan B de Jorge González y Recluta de Miguel Pérez

En J/80 el vencedor fue Pelicano de Ezequias Alliende y Alfredo Valdés; en Melges24 ganó EFG de Jorge González; en J/70 Albatroz de Paulo Molina; en J-24 Mariscal de la Escuela de Grumetes y en Optimist Constanza Olivares.

Jules Verne Trophy, Spindrift 2 establece un nuevo record entre Ushant y el ecuador.


Fuente info Spindrift Racing

EQUATOR RECORD!
MAXI SPINDRIFT 2
January 21, 2019

ON MONDAY 21 JANUARY AT 07H45 UTC, SPINDRIFT 2 BROKE HER OWN RECORD BY JUST OVER AN HOUR, BY CROSSING THE EQUATOR IN 4 DAYS 19 HOURS 57 MINUTES. THIS ALSO GAVE THE BLACK AND GOLD TEAM AN ADVANTAGE OF MORE THAN 23 HOURS (180 MILES) OVER THE CURRENT HOLDERS OF THE TROPHY JULES VERNE, IDEC SPORT. THIS IS THE FIRST CHALLENGE IN THE TEAM’S QUEST TO BEAT THE ROUND THE WORLD RECORD. THE TIME FOR THE PASSAGE FROM USHANT TO THE EQUATOR STILL HAS TO BE OFFICIALLY RATIFIED BY THE WSSRC (THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION THAT OVERSEES RECORDS), BUT YANN GUICHARD AND HIS CREW CAN BE PLEASED WITH THIS FIRST SECTION OF THE COURSE, AND BETTERING THEIR OWN RECORD TIME, SET IN 2015 (4D 21H 45′), BY 1 HOUR AND 48 MINUTES.

Spindrift 2 crossed the line in front of the Créac’h lighthouse on Wednesday 16 January at 11h 47 ’27′ UTC and quickly took advantage of the favourable conditions. The crew had to gybe the 40m trimaran about a dozen times to ensure that they stayed in the trade winds as they passed through the Canary Islands and and the island of Hierro.

FULL MOON!

“We entered the Doldrums at 2° North: they were not very active, so we had to get through in relatively little breeze, but it was especially nice to have the full moon when we crossed the equator: we even saw the eclipse! It was beautiful for a good hour … Everyone has really been on the pace and the modifications that we made to the coach roof have been a real bonus – we are definitely less exposed. The route to the equator was not easy: we had quite lumpy seas in the lead up to the islands, then we had to gybe a lot and pass right through the Canaries and Cape Verde archipelagos.” Commented Yann Guichard, a few moments after crossing the equator, the ‘line’ separating the north and south hemispheres.

However, the team is not out of the Doldrums yet, as they are currently stretching some 120 miles to the south of the Equator. The team will have a challenging six hours or so before they can hook into the south easterly trade winds blowing off Brazil. But the good news is that a strong front is due to leave Cape Frio (off Rio de Janeiro) on Tuesday.

“We will leave the Doldrums at about 2° South, and then we will have to get around St. Helena anticyclone that is forming to the East, so we will have to go to about 37° South before turning left towards the Indian Ocean. It makes the route longer, especially as we will have to cross a light weather area in three days, but we should then reach favourable NW winds. It will be a relatively slow descent … but we should be a little ahead of Francis Joyon and his crew by the time we reach Cape Aiguilles,” continued the skipper of Spindrift 2.

The next goal is the tip of South Africa: Francis Joyon and his crew crossed the longitude of the Cape Aiguilles after 12d 21h 22′ at sea. So, with a 23 hour advantage on this first stretch, Yann Guichard and his crew can hope to stay half a day ahead before entering the Indian Ocean. This same trimaran, when it was Banque Populaire in 2012, took less than twelve days from Ushant (11d 23h 50′).

Spindrift 2 still has some 3,200 miles to reach this longitude but the black and gold trimaran has been averaging 26 knots since leaving Ushant, and covering more than 620 miles a day – including the passage through the Doldrums!

Crew of Spindrift 2
Yann Guichard (skipper)
Erwan Israel (navigator)
Jacques Guichard (watch leader / helmsman)
Christophe Espagnon (watch leader / helmsman)
Xavier Revil (watch leader / helmsman)
François Morvan (helmsman)
Thierry Chabagny (helmsman)
Sam Goodchild ((helmsman / bow)
Erwan Le Roux (helmsman)
Duncan Späth (helmsman)
Benjamin Schwartz (helmsman / bow)
Jackson Bouttell (helmsman / bow)

Jean-Yves Bernot (onshore router)

Crew Split Times References
Ushant-Equator: 4d 19h 57 ‘(Spindrift 2 in 2019)
Equator-Cape Aiguilles: 6d 08h 55 ‘(Banque Populaire V in 2012)
Cape Aiguilles -Cape Leeuwin: 4d 09h 32 ‘(IDEC Sport in 2017)
Cape Leuuwin-Cape Horn: 9d 08h 46 ‘(IDEC Sport in 2017)
Cape Horn-Equator: 7d 04h 27 ‘(Banque Populaire V in 2012)
Equator-Ushant: 5d 19h 21 ‘(IDEC Sport in 2017)

WSSRC crewed records
Crossing the North Atlantic (Ushant-Equator): 4d 19h 57 ‘(Spindrift 2 in 2019) *
Crossing the Indian Ocean (Cape Aiguilles-S Tasmania) : 5d 21h 07’ 45’’ (IDEC Sport in 2017)
Crossing Pacific Ocean (S Tasmania-Cape Horn) : 7d 21h 13’ 31’’ (IDEC Sport in 2017)
Equator-Equator- : 29d 09h 10’ 55’’ (IDEC Sport in 2017)
Around the World (Jules Verne Trophy) : 40d 23h 30’ 30’’ (IDEC Sport in 2017)

*Waiting for ratification by WSSRC

Regata Bosch Service Solutions J70 en Vigo, triunfo para Noticia V de José María Torcida “Pichu”.

Fuente info Semana Abanca

Regata Bosch Service Solutions J70

“Noticia V” del Marítimo de Santander gana el primer acto en Vigo

Con la Regata Bosch Service Solutions, arrancó en aguas de la ría de Vigo el primer acto de las Winter Series de J70 que organiza la asociación de la clase y el Real Club Náutico de Vigo, y que ha logrado reunir a lo más granado de la vela española, en este monotipo que es el de moda de alta competición. El primer acto puntuable, se celebró a lo largo de este fin de semana con un total de seis mangas, y ofrece por líder al patrón cántabro José María Torcida “Pichu” del Real Club Marítimo de Santander, que con su “Noticia V” logró un primer lugar parcial, tres segudos, un tercero y un cuarto, entre los 16 monotipos que se dieron cita en aguas viguesas.

“Noticia” que contó con Torcida y con Cabiedes, estuvo reforzado en esta acto por Tabares y Robín… dejando a las claras que forman una tripulación muy compacta y sin fisuras, en las que su regularidad fue básica para situarse en el liderato provisional. Tras los santanderinos otro de los favoritos, el “Marnatura” armado por Enrique Freire y con el joven patrón lusitano Manel María a la caña, que representó al Náutico de Vigo. El barco de Freire logró dos primeros lugares, lo que no fue suficiente para desbancar a Torcida.

El bronce era para uno de nuestros mejores cañas, Gonzalo Araújo con “Laguardia & Moreira”, que también lograba dos primeros parciales… completando dos excelentes cañas el top five de esta Regata Bosch Service Solutions: el caña de Copa América, el malagueño Laureano Wizner, con “Gexticom Gruop” y el “Abril Verde” del ourensano Luis Pérez Canal.

Para dar una idea del fortísimo nivel que en estas pruebas monotipadas, está que dos patrones de auténtico lujo, como el coruñés Malalo Bermúdez de Castro o el vigués Pablo Iglesias están fuera de las primeras posiciones. Para el próximo mes de febrero, el segundo.

Regata Bosch Service Solutions de J70
Acto I – Clasificación general

1º NOTICIA V de Pichu Torcida, 10 puntos
2º MARNATURA 1 de Enrique Freire, 14
3º LAGUARDIA & MOREIRA de Gonzalo Araújo, 17
4º GEXTICOM GROUP de Laureano Wizner, 24
5º ABRIL VERDE de Luis Pérez Canal, 24
6º MERCADO BOANERGES de Malalo Bermúdez de Castro, 27
7º PATAKIN de Luis Albert Solana, 27
8º SOGACSA de Pablo Iglesias, 30
9º ABRIL ROJO de Jorge Pérez Canal, 40
10º PAZO DE CEA de Ramón Ojea, 41