SailGP Sidney, Australia con Tom Slingsby se lleva el triunfo.


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Australia wins inaugural SailGP in Sydney
Thousands of spectators turn out to watch the green and gold take victory on home waters

SYDNEY – February 16, 2019 – The first ever SailGP was witnessed by more than 20,000 people who took to the water on the spectacular Sydney Harbour, providing the perfect amphitheater for the season kick off.

Two intense days of racing saw six national teams do battle in the world’s most technologically advanced catamarans, competing to get the first points on the leaderboard and closer to the $1 million Season 1 prize.

In front of cheering crowds, the green and gold F50 race boat of the Australia SailGP Team, helmed by local hero Tom Slingsby, won the final race of the day to earn the title in the opening event over Japan.

The Olympic gold medallist and his crew of flight controller and tactician Jason Waterhouse, wing trimmer Kyle Langford, grinders Sam Newton and Ky Hurst, and Kinley Fowler gave a masterclass to the rest of the fleet.

Though it was pre-race favourite Nathan Outteridge and his Japanese team who were leading going into the final day and looked set to upset the home crowd, Slingsby and his team were quick off the block on the second day, winning the first race and shortly following it up with another race win.

A second and a third for Outteridge’s Japan team guaranteed their place in the final match race and a chance to go head to head against the home team and line up against a close friend and fierce rival. The Australian team’s practice over the last few weeks paid off, and they lead the Japanese off the start and never looked back.

“We don’t take losing lightly and that first race of the event really shot us into gear,” Slingsby said. “I couldn’t be happier with how today went. I hold my team to a high standard and they really over delivered.

“I don’t know which day had more spectators but it looked unbelievable again today, amazing the turnout for the first event of its kind in Sydney.”

Japan finished the first event with 45 points, three behind the Australians.

“Compared to the Australians, we’ve only done five days as a sailing team and I think that was what showed against them. But the fact we were even racing was incredible and to make the match race was just awesome. I am really proud of the whole team and what we have achieved in such a short time,” said Outteridge.

Third overall on the leaderboard with 36 points is Great Britain skippered by Dylan Fletcher. The British team under the command of Olympian Chris Draper was quick off the start and showed moments of promise but admitted they would be studying the data to ensure they were faster and more polished for San Francisco.

SailGP CEO Russell Coutts concluded, “A huge congratulations to Tom, Nathan and their teams. It has been a fantastic event and I want to say thank you to Sydney for supporting the event. It has been a great venue to launch SailGP.”

Next stop for SailGP is San Francisco, May 4-5, 2019, when the young guns of the United States Team will be hoping to emulate Slingsby’s success and score a victory on home waters.

Overall Leaderboard Sydney
1st // Australia // 48pts
2nd // Japan // 45pts
3rd // Great Britain // 36pts
4th // China // 33pts
5th // France // 33pts
6th // United States // 31pts

Day 2 Results
Race 4
1st // Australia // 10pts
2nd // Japan // 9pts
3rd // Great Britain // 8pts
4th // France // 7pts
5th // United States // 6pts
6th // China // 5pts

Race 5
1st // Australia // 10pts
2nd // China // 9pts
3rd // Japan // 8pts
4th // France // 7pts
5th // Great Britain // 6pts
6th // United States // 5pts

Race 6
1st // Australia // 1pt
2nd // Japan // 0pts

SailGP Sidney día 1, Nathan Outteridge lidera con Team Japan.


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First SailGP event sets Sydney alight
Japan take early lead on opening day of SailGP Sydney

SYDNEY – February 15, 2019 – Sydney Harbour provided a spectacular backdrop for the historic global launch of SailGP. In front of thousands of spectators, pre-favourite Japan SailGP Team capitalized on slick crew work and prior big foiling catamaran experience on day one of the world premiere of SailGP.

The Japanese team, helmed by Nathan Outteridge, posted a huge victory in race one. They followed it up with two second-place finishes, a performance that has them leading the hometown favourites by one point midway through the championship’s opening event.

With adrenaline coursing through the veins and cool heads, Slingsby’s Australian team rallied for two commanding comeback wins, in races two and three. Their surprise fourth in the opening race pulled the local team in behind the overall leader Japan when the day’s points were counted.

“Our team did really well,” said Outteridge. “That was the first time we’ve ever done a race together as a group. We made some errors but obviously we made less errors than everyone else. For the first day of SailGP and the first day for our team I couldn’t ask for more.

“It was an incredible day. The breeze came in at the perfect moment and it was fantastic to see so many people out watching. There were some really good battles on the water; we loved every moment of it.”

Slingsby attributed Australia’s race one result to poor boat handling on the revolutionary F50, and failing to pick the right side of the course in tricky easterlies, between 6 and 10 knots. Although he did hit the top speed of the day, reaching 34 knots in under 10 knots of breeze.

“It wasn’t the start we wanted,” Slingsby admitted. “We had a list of things to go through after that and we got better starts and got away from the pack. When we sailed by ourselves it was pretty obvious to see we are fast. We just have to get out of the pack and get free.

“But that was an unbelievable a day. The atmosphere was incredible. At the end of the race we sailed over to the spectator fleet and there were thousands of people everywhere. There were Australian flags and people chanting, it was incredible.”

The rivalry between the six national teams was strong but at the top of the fleet the fight between the Australian and Japanese team is heating up.

“It’s out of Nathan’s hands; if we perform we’ll beat him,” said Slingsby, who finished the day on 27 points to Japan’s 28s.

Outteridge shot back with, “The Australians are easily beatable – they beat us today because we made mistakes.”

Day one of the two-day championship drew overwhelming support from thousands of people on spectator vessels, those enjoying the front row fan seats on Shark Island and a global broadcast audience.

The British team skippered by Dylan Fletcher, started strong in all three races, finishing the day third overall on the leaderboard.

Racing continues on Saturday, February 16 before the championship moves to Event 2, in San Francisco.

Leaderboard Sydney – Day 1
1st // Japan // 28pts
2nd // Australia // 27pts
3rd // Great Britain // 22pts
4th // United States // 20pts
5th // France // 19pts
6th // China // 19pts

Race 1
1st // Japan // 10pts
2nd // China // 9pts
3rd // Great Britain // 8pts
4th // Australia // 7pts
5th // United States // 6pts
6th // France // DNF

Race 2
1st // Australia // 10pts
2nd // Japan // 9pts
3rd // United States // 8pts
4th // Great Britain // 7pts
5th // France // 6pts
6th // China // 5pts

Race 3
1st // Australia // 10pts
2nd // Japan // 9pts
3rd // France // 8pts
4th // Great Britain // 7pts
5th // United States // 6pts
6th // China // 5pts

54° Semana Internacional del Yachting. Moth, Waszp y Kitefoil terminan su participación.





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Bienvenidos a la 54° Semana Internacional del Yachting
Club Náutico Mar del Plata – Yacht Club Argentino

Y con los últimos vuelos de los Moth, Waszp y Kitefoil se terminaron las regatas de la 54° edición de la Semana Internacional del Yachting, organizada por el Club Náutico Mar del Plata y el Yacht Club Argentino.

Las tres clases voladoras tuvieron su campeonato sábado, domingo y lunes. Hoy lo finalizaron, corriendo regatas dentro del puerto con más de 20 nudos,

Mario Segers se coronó campeón en la clase Moth luego de cinco regatas.

Luego de seis regatas en Kitefoil ganó Juan Bautista Dowbley, imponiéndose entre diez participantes.

En la clase Waszp el triunfo fue indiscutido: Luis Canuto ganó todas las pruebas y se llevó el primer lugar.

Al regreso se realizó la entrega de premios en el Club Náutico Mar del Plata.

¡Gracias por venir y los esperamos el año que viene!

La Semana Internacional del Yachting 2019 estuvo organizada por el Club Náutico Mar del Plata y el Yacht Club Argentino. Cuenta con el auspicio de Osde Neo, ISDIN, Galicia Eminent, The British Virgin Islands, Abad Brokers Seguros, Martecna, Grupo Veraz, Manolo, North Sails, Mito Espresso, Cerveza Ogham, Powerade y Proyecto Charcos.

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A-Class Catamaran World Championship, décimo título para Glenn Ashby.


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ASHBY ACES A-CLASS CATAMARAN WORLD CHAMPS FOR THE 10th TIME

Emirates Team New Zealand’s Glenn Ashby has won his 10th A-Class Catamaran World Championship in Hervey Bay, Queensland today comfortably taking out the event by 9 points over second placed Dutchman Mischa Heemskerk (18 points)

Emirates Team New Zealand team mates Blair Tuke (24 points) and Peter Burling (26 points) pushed hard sailing consistently at the front of the fleet, along with Ashby, finishing 3rd and 4th respectively overall in the event with at least a dozen Olympians in the fleet.

After a two day delay in racing due to excessive winds for the foiling A-Class boats Ashby’s consistency continued with a 3rd & 1st in the first two races on the final day, ensuring he had the World title in the bag once again before sailing the last race of the day. Which, in typical fashion, Ashby won with Burling and Tuke close behind crossing the line in 2nd and 3rd.

Ashby, who dominated the fleet due to a combination of experience, boat setup, pace and boat handling skills, won the Worlds with 6 bullets out of 9 races.

The three Emirates Team New Zealand sailors have been training and testing their boats in McRae, Victoria, Glenn’s hometown during November, prior to the move north to Queensland for the Worlds.

The A-Class Catamarans are an attractive class for the world-beating trio from Emirates Team New Zealand. It is a development class of boat, where innovation and design continue to drive the standard and lessons of what makes a foiling boat fast, all of which will relate to the development of the new foiling AC75 America’s Cup boats.

A point of difference between Emirates Team New Zealand sailors and a lot of the fleet was the different rake angle they set between windward and leeward rudders.

“We are mimicking what we used to do with the AC50 catamarans in Bermuda” explains Glenn Ashby. “To put more grip on the windward hull (less rake rudder angle) to increase the righting moment and therefore allow the power of the rig to be harnessed to drive the boat faster. On the tack and gybe, we pull the controls exactly the opposite to help the manoeuvre happen faster.”

Last week Ashby notched up his 11th Australian National Championship as a warm-up regatta to the world’s where he won 6 of the 7 races sailed.

“Of course I’m very happy about winning both the Australian Nationals and the Worlds again. It is obviously an event and a class of boat that is very special to me.” continued Ashby.
“What has been really impressive is to see how Pete and Blair have been handling these boats so intuitively after basically four years not sailing them.
I think this month has been fundamental for us to get back into high-performance development boats on a competitive nature but more importantly, collectively as a team moving forward to developing our first AC75 boat and onwards to 2021.”

Copa Argentina de Waszp y Campeonato cervecero de Moth, reporte y resultados finales.


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© Marcelo Diñeiro

© Marcelo Diñeiro

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Durante el fin de semana largo del mes de Noviembre se realizó en aguas Quilmeñas el Campeonato Argentino de Waszp y la Copa Cervecera de Moth. La participación fue récord con ocho embarcaciones de la clase Waszp y diez de la clase Moth convirtiendo el evento en un verdadero éxito.
Tras tres dias de competencia con condiciones variables pero muy efectivas para este tipo de embarcaciones los resultados fueron.

CLASE WASZP

1er puesto: Fernando Gwozdz – YCA-CNQ
2do puesto: Luis Canuto – CVR
3er puesto: Santiago Bosco – CVR

CLASE INTERNACIONAL MOTH

1er puesto: Franco Greggi – YCA
2do puesto: Francisco Bellocchio – YCA
3er puesto: Mario Segers YCA

Desde el Club Náutico Quilmes queremos agradecer a todos los que participaron, ayudantes y los que hicieron posible que este evento sea una verdadera fiesta.
Los esperamos en la edición 2019 donde intentaremos incorporar más clases y que muchos más puedan disfrutar de una cancha de regatas a rio abierto y con excelentes condiciones.

campeonato de waszp y moth 19-11 FINAL (2)

GC32 TPM Med Cup, triunfo para INEOS Team UK de Sir Ben Ainslie. Norauto de Franck Cammas gana el circuito.


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Ainslie gana en Tolón y Cammas sentencia su segundo GC32 Racing Tour

Nota de prensa GC32 Racing Tour – 14/10/2018

La última prueba puntuable para el GC32 Racing Tour 2018 se despidió con jornada en blanco por el tamaño de las olas en la Rada de Tolón. La victoria en la GC32 TPM Med Cup correspondió al británico INEOS Team UK. El francés NORAUTO consiguió la corona de campeón del GC32 Racing Tour 2018, segunda para el equipo liderado por Franck Cammas.

La última jornada de la GC32 TPM Med Cup presentó condiciones demasiado duras para la seguridad de los catamaranes voladores. Los ocho GC32 salían al agua con la esperanza de una nueva sesión de espectáculo en un viento de 18-20 nudos, ideal para la navegación sobre foils, pero el tamaño de las olas en el campo de regatas de Tolón obligó a la flota a regresar a tierra sin puntuar.

La GC32 TPM Med Cup se cerraba con diez parciales en los casilleros y el primer triunfo de GC32 para el sindicato británico de America’s Cup, INEOS Team UK, que anotó en Tolón cinco victorias parciales y un tercero como peor resultado de la semana. El equipo liderado por Ben Ainsie aventajó a su inmediato perseguidor, el NORAUTO de Franck Cammas, por nada menos que 13 puntos, toda una demostración de poder teniendo en cuenta que es su primera temporada en el circuito.

“Hemos disfrutado de un magnífico evento en Tolón”, reconocería Ainslie. “Este era nuestro cuarto evento en el GC32 Racing Tour y hemos ido mejorando a lo largo de la temporada. Es bonito despedirse con una victoria. Este año hemos podido rotar un buen número de nuestros regatistas a bordo de este multicasco con foils, una estupenda preparación para nuestra campaña de America’s Cup”.

El triunfo en la GC32 TPM Med Cup permite al INEOS Team UK completar su primera campaña de GC32 en segunda posición final pese a haberse perdido el primer evento de la temporada, el mundial disputado en mayo en el italiano Lago de Garda.

Segunda corona para NORAUTO
La segunda posición firmada en Tolón bastó al NORAUTO para convertirse en campeón del GC32 Racing Tour 2018. Se trata del segundo título para el equipo liderado por Franck Cammas, que ya ganó el circuito en 2016. “Tuvimos un buen evento en Villasimius el pasado mes, y eso nos permitió liberarnos de algo de presión”, explicaría Cammas. “A lo largo del año hemos disfrutado de buenas batallas con los otros, y nunca ha sido fácil. Nosotros mejoramos un poco y tuvimos muy buenos oponentes”. El equipo francés logró el título merced a su regularidad: campeón en tres eventos y segundo clasificado en los otros dos.

El triunfo supone para Cammas llevarse el trofeo GC32 Racing Tour y un reloj Anonimo Nautilo Bronze Bicolor. “La competición es más igualada que antes; ahora incluso el último barco puede ganar mangas”, explica el patrón francés.

Owner-Driver
La victoria en la clasificación owner-driver (reservada a los equipos en los que el timonel es el armador) correspondió en Tolon al australiano .film Racing de Simon Delzoppo, que además terminó tercero de la general de la GC32 TPM Med-Cup. “Es muy emocionante: conseguir el título owner-driver y finalizar terceros, por detrás de dos equipos profesionales”, explica Delzoppo. “No podríamos haber pedido un mejor resultado”.

El título owner-driver absoluto en el GC32 Racing Tour 2018 correspondió al estadounidense Argo de Jason Carroll, que se impuso al francés Zoulou de Erik Maris por un solo punto. Tercero finalizaría el neozelandés Frank Racing de Simon Hull. “Esta temporada nos ha costado un poco más que la anterior”, confiesa Carroll. “Es algo en lo que tenemos que pensar durante el invierno. Erik Maris faltó en un evento, por lo demás ha navegado una temporada realmente buena”.

Récord 2018
Carroll y sus ‘Argonautas’ fueron los más rápidos en el ANONIMO Speed Challenge de la GC32 TPM Med Cup. Su velocidad media de 28,97 nudos, registrada el sábado, fue además la mejor marca de todo el año, superando el anterior récord, los 25,26 alcanzados por el Frank Racing de Simon Hull en Lagos (Portugal). Carroll gana un reloj ANONIMO Nautilo edición limitada GC32 Racing Tour, el segundo después del que consiguió en Calvi el pasado año, pero el primero llevando el timón. “Realmente no pareció que teníamos el control tanto como deberíamos, pero otros equipos sufrieron igual”, explicaba Carroll sobre la sesión de velocidad en la que consiguió el récord.

La entrega de premios final se celebró en el race village de la GC32 TPM Med Cup’, animada por gran cantidad de público e invitados a lo largo de la semana de competición. La GC32 TPM Med Cup fue posible gracias al apoyo de Toulon Provence Mediterranée y la ciudad de Tolón.