GC32 Racing Tour. Noticias de la temporada 2017 con equipo argentino en el horizonte.


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2017 GC32 Racing Tour: The best flying experience
GC32 Racing Tour press release issued on 19/04/2017

Engines are already revving in anticipation of the 2017 GC32 Racing Tour, which starts on 11th-14th May with the GC32 Riva Cup.

For its fourth season, the GC32 Racing Tour will once again be visiting top venues in Italy, Spain and France with the aim of offering competitors ‘the best foiling experience’ with solid winds and flat water. The venues also offer the most stunning scenery, making them ideal for inviting guests be they sponsors, friends or family, who can experience the GC32 social scene, while the select few may get to ride on board as a guest.

For the second consecutive season, the GC32 Racing Tour will open in Riva del Garda, again hosted by the Fraglia Vela Riva. With flat water and strong winds, plus the lake’s breath-taking setting, surrounded by the towering Italian Alps, Lake Garda is considered a sailing mecca.

Once again more than 10 teams will compete this season on the circuit for the ultra-fast one design flying catamarans. These international teams will come from three continents, with sailors represented from four. They include a mix of professional and owner-driver teams, including several gearing up for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. All wish to experience the 30+ knot speeds available from foiling catamarans; boats that are the present state of the art in competitive yachting, related to, but simpler and more practical than those used in the America’s Cup, and a fraction of the cost.

Among the ‘pros’ returning to try to improve their position on the leaderboard, is the longest serving of the GC32 teams – ARMIN STROM Sailing Team of Flavio Marazzi, President of the GC32 International Class Association. Third overall in 2016, the Swiss four time Olympic Star sailor is gunning for the top step of the podium and believes the key is his crew: “We’ve been looking for sailors who have already been to the Olympics at least once and are at a high enough level.”

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Campeonato argentino de Moth y Copa Argentina de Waszp en Puerto Madryn, día 1. Pablo Völker y Martín Billoch líderes parciales.


Andy Domato volando en su Waszp, buenísima foto de Bubu. Otro “piloto” Juanpanews.com que ayer no figuraba en la clasificación por un tema administrativo.


Audio de Martín Billoch, líder parcial Clase Waszp.

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Reporte del día Clase Moth

Gran comienzo de campeonato en Puerto Madryn con condiciones ideales para foilear aunque la ola complicó a más de uno, sobretodo al final del día. Vientos de 10/12 nudos en el inicio que luego subirían a 15/18 nudos con algunas rachitas de 20 nudos. Cuatro regatas y mucho frío, que se sintió fuerte en la espera entre regatas, tal vez un tanto excesiva. Pablo Völker fue el ganador de las tres primeras regatas y es líder parcial, y la cuarta fue triunfo de Brian Higgins . El bi campeón argentino Franco “Mosta” Greggi no logró poner a punto su barco para las condiciones tan difíciles y lo pago con dos malos resultados, pero luego tuvo otras dos regatas razonables que lo mantienen expectante para lo que resta de campeonato.
Fran Bellochio fue otro que alterno dos buenas y dos malas regatas, y seguramente contento que mañana habrá menos viento que se ajusta mejor a sus condiciones.
Gracias a todos los chicos por la onda para pasarme la info, fotos y videos.

Juanpa

AC35. Balance de Artemis Racing de las regatas de práctica.


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27 Mar 2017
STRONG PERFORMANCE BY ARTEMIS RACING IN FIRST ROUND OF PRACTICE RACING

The latest round of America’s Cup Class (ACC) practice racing ahead of the 35th America’s Cup concluded on a beautiful spring Sunday on the Great Sound. Artemis Racing had a good weekend, winning six straight races on Saturday and Sunday.

All five America’s Cup teams now based in Bermuda took part in a series of match races in varied conditions, racing each other on a course that closely mirrors that to be used in May and June 2017 when the 35th America’s Cup itself will take place.

Artemis Racing had a tough start on Friday losing their first two races in windy and wavy conditions. But the team finished the day with a win against Oracle Team USA, and then went on a strong winning streak, grabbing every point available on Saturday and the first three races on Sunday.

”It got much lighter, and I was really pleased with the way we were able to step it up”, said Nathan Outteridge. He continued, ”It all came down to our final race with Oracle. We started strong, lead for the majority, but they got a shift on the last beat, and managed to get in just ahead of us. We’ve certainly learnt a lot, and now we have a bit of time to start working on improving the way we sail the boat, the way we race the boat, as well as installing a few upgrades.”

“It’s been a really informative few of days, and it’s exciting to have a number of race weeks ahead of us. Now we just have to keep moving things forward, improving our race boat to be even faster and more effective on the race course,” said Kalle Torlén, Trimmer and Grinder, after the last race.

Iain Percy commented, ”We took a lot of lessons away from it, and I think the conclusion is we have a lot of work to do, but we’re in the hunt. Our performance this weekend has certainly motivated us to step up our efforts even more,” said the Team Manager and Tactician.

Unofficial results (won-lost):
Oracle Team USA 9-2
Artemis Racing 7-3
SoftBank Team Japan 2-2
Land Rover BAR 2-8
Groupama Team France 1-6

San Isidro Labrador 2017, día 3.


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FINALIZÓ LA PRIMERA ETAPA DEL SAN ISIDRO LABRADOR 2017

Cumpliendo altamente los objetivos, hoy finalizó la primera etapa del SIL 2017, junto con las clases 2.4, Soling, Light- ning, F-18, Kitefoil y Clase A.
San Isidro 26 de Mazo.- El campeonato San Isidro Labrador 2017 vive una de sus mejores ediciones, en el día de hoy finalizó el primer fin de semana de regatas con condiciones climáticas muy favorables. El mismo se desarrolla entre el 24-25-26 de Marzo y 01-02 de Abril organizado por el Club Náutico San Isidro.
Por la mañana el viento sopló 18 nudos del sector noreste, una previsión con disminución hacia el mediodía de 10 nudos. Esto permitió, la salida de toda la flota hacia las seis canchas de regatas.
Promediando la mañana se comenzó con las largadas de las regatas programadas, algunos sintieron en demasía la fuerza del viento como los 420, los Snipe, para otros como los Kite Foil, Kite Surf y Moth inmejorables condiciones.

Uno de los más interesados en competir fue la clase Lightning, ya que este campeonato fue clasificatorio para el World Championship 2017 en Salinas-Ecuador el mes de Noviembre. La clase Cadet debido a la falta de buenos vientos en horas de la tarde, de las 9 regatas programadas solo pudieron correr 6.
Al final del día, el Presidente del Club Náutico San Isidro Alejandro Guyot nos comentó “El Club se viste de gala con tantos competidores, alrededor de 900 participantes, como siempre digo, el club late un su máxima expresión”

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