Sudamericano de Star 2018, comienza el campeonato en Río de Janeiro.

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THE 49TH STAR CLASS SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP IS OPENING TONIGHT

The 49th Star Class South American Championship will officially start tonight in Rio de Janeiro with the Opening Ceremony at the Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro – ICRJ.
Racing will take place from tomorrow to Sunday November 11th with two races a day thru to Saturday and only one scheduled for the last day.

The Star Class South American Championship was first held in 1952 when the Star Class came to South America. The first event was organized by the ICRJ and was won by Roberto Bueno and his Star named “Xodo”, and it will be organized once again here after 49 years and after several legendary editions, like the one in 2009, when at the South American Championship at ICRJ in Rio a record of entries of 63 Stars from 14 nations was registered. The event was won by Flavio Marazzi with Enrico de Maria (SUI).

This year the entries are a little more than 20, but the level is super high.

Five times Olympic medallist Robert Scheidt from Brazil will sail with fellow Brazilian crew Arthur Lopes, former Star class President and 2015 Star World Champions Lars Grael with Samuel Gonçalves (BRA) will also be on the start line and along with them that year runners up Marcelo Fuchs with Ronals Seifert (BRA).

One of the youngest Star World Champion ever was crowned about a month ago in Oxford, MD, Brazilian Finn sailor Jorge Zarif won his first Gold star in the USA with Guilherme de Almeida, and he will join the Silver star event too in Rio de Janeiro, With him on the boat this time Ubiratan Matos.

Another young team will be competing in Rio de Janeiro: Marcelo Belloti and Mauricio Bueno (BRA) are here to defend the title of South American Champions.

Winning the South American Championship has often been a Brazilian affair, with the super star brother Torben and Lars Grael winning the event five times each and Gastao Brun wining it three times.

The race course will be those used at Rio 2016 Olympic Games with the first start scheduled tomorrow, November 8th at 12.00 local time (GMT -2).

Notice of Race can be found here.
And the full entry list is here.

FAST40+, calendario de la temporada 2019.


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FAST40+ Race Circuit – 2019 Preview

Announcing dates for the 2019 FAST40+ Season

The fourth edition of the FAST40+ Race Circuit promises more thrilling high speed action for the owner-driver class. There will be six scoring rounds including the HYS FAST40+ National Championship and the One Ton Cup. In a change to previous championships, none of the rounds will be weighted. A total of 50 races are scheduled with six discards available for the total points score for the season.

Round One for the 2019 FAST40+ Circuit will be the RORC Vice Admiral’s Cup 10-12 May. The final Round Six will be 11-13 October, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club.

FAST40+ Race Director, Stuart Childerley spoke about the format for the season ahead.

“The objective for the events is to provide good quality and fair racing, allowing all the teams to reach their full potential through boat handling, sail handling and boat speed. Most of the events will be held over long weekends, typically with eight races, which will be a mixture of windward leeward and round the cans races. Every event will have a social occasion during the regatta.”

Two season openers will be non-scoring training regattas in the Solent. The FAST40+ fleet will be in action at the RORC Easter Challenge, 19-21 April, and a FAST40+ Class Training Regatta on 27-28 April. A class coach will be allowed onto the race course to improve performance throughout the fleet.

FAST40+ Teams will be competing at other IRC events throughout 2019. Team news for 2019 in our next bulletin: www.fast40class.com

Stay up to date with all the action through the FAST40+ Class Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FAST40UK/ and instagram: #fast40class.
Official web site:www.fast40class.com

Galicia, sede del Europeo 2020 y Mundial 2021 de la clase 6 Metros.


@ María Muiña
Desde la izq.: Román Rodríguez, María José Rienda, la Infanta doña Elena, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, SM el Rey don Juan Carlos, Pedro Campos, Ignacio Horcada y Telmo Martín.

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Galicia, sede del Europeo 2020 y Mundial 2021 de la clase 6 Metros

Por primera vez en la historia unas mismas aguas acogerán ambos campeonatos en años consecutivos

Santiago de Compostela, 31 de octubre de 2018

La Ciudad de la Cultura, en Santiago de Compostela, ha sido el escenario este miércoles, día 31, de la presentación de dos grandes eventos internacionales de vela que Galicia acogerá en los próximos tres años. Se trata de dos citas deportivas de primer orden que se celebrarán en aguas de Sanxenxo: el Campeonato de Europa 2020 y el Mundial 2021 de la clase 6 Metros. Por primera vez en la historia, una misma sede albergará ambos campeonatos en años sucesivos.

El acto ha contado con la asistencia, entre otros, de SM el Rey Don Juan Carlos; la Infanta Doña de Elena; el presidente de la Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo; la Secretaria de Estado para el Deporte, María José Rienda; el Conselleiro de Cultura e Turismo, Román Rodríguez; el presidente de Portos de Galicia, Juan José Durán; la Secretaria Xeral para o Deporte, Marta Míguez; la Directora de Turismo de Galicia, Nava Castro; el vicealmirante Ignacio Horcada; el alcalde de Sanxenxo, Telmo Martín; y Pedro Campos, presidente del Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo, además de otras muchas personalidades y regatistas gallegos de la clase 6 Metros.

Una candidatura fuerte apoyada por la ISMA
Sanxenxo presentaba su candidatura el pasado mes de abril durante el ISMA Spring Meeting, reunión de la Asociación Internacional de la clase 6 Metros (ISMA) que por primera vez se celebraba en España y a la que asistían representantes de países como Reino Unido, Alemania, Suiza, Canadá, Estados Unidos, Finlandia, Suecia, Portugal y Francia.

Cinco meses después, en la asamblea anual de la ISMA celebrada en La Trinité (Francia), se desvelaba que la localidad del Salnés ganaba la candidatura aunque ha sido hoy cuando se ha hecho oficial. “Hasta que ganamos el campeonato del mundo el año pasado ni se nos ocurría plantear algo así pero las victorias ayudan”, declaraba Pedro Campos.

El presidente del Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo destacaba que “nunca se había conseguido hacer los dos campeonatos seguidos. Al ser consecutivos los barcos no tienen que moverse de un año para otro con lo cual la afluencia será mucho mayor”.

Si bien las fechas exactas de celebración tanto del Europeo 2020 como del Mundial 2021 están por definir, Campos afirmaba que sin duda no serán “en julio ni en agosto, para contribuir a la desestacionalización”.

Estas dos citas se reforzarán con campeonatos que comenzarán en 2019. “Hemos estipulado que durante tres años, y ya estamos fijando fechas, navegaremos de marzo a noviembre al menos una vez al mes, lo cual da un total de unos 29 campeonatos además del Europeo y el Mundial”, añadía.

“Con estas facilidades y más que intentaremos conseguir, sobre todo para la flota americana, creo que vamos a estar cerca de los 60 barcos e incluso podremos superarlos, lo cual será también un récord en cuanto a participación. Con tanto tiempo de presencia de la flota seguro que va haber muchos días con condiciones excelentes para navegar y eso puede atraer en un futuro a más navegantes”.

Por su parte, el alcalde de Sanxenxo Telmo Martín, no podía ocultar la satisfacción por acoger ambos campeonatos: “Estamos encantados. En Sanxenxo hemos sabido hacer infraestructuras, como el puerto deportivo, para poder acoger eventos de esta envergadura. Sanxenxo está preparado. Hoy es un día muy importante para nosotros”.

La tercera en intervenir fue la Secretaria de Estado para el Deporte, María José Rienda. Éste ha sido su primer acto oficial en Galicia desde su nombramiento y en él destacaba la presencia entre el público de su antecesor en el cargo, José Ramón Lete.

María José Rienda apuntó que “para el Estado son muy importantes los grandes eventos deportivos como los que presentamos hoy aquí, porque nos da ese impulso turístico, nos pone en el mapa y estamos haciendo un trabajo que nos coloca como referentes en la organización de grandes eventos deportivos de vela. Desde el Gobierno os ofrecemos todo nuestro apoyo y colaboración en todo lo que podamos. Sin duda va a ser todo un éxito”.

El presidente de la Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, fue el encargado de cerrar el turno de intervenciones subrayando que “en los motivos que valoró la Asociación Internacional de la clase 6 Metros para designar a Galicia como organizadora de estos dos campeonatos está perfectamente reflejada nuestra comunidad. Infraestructuras, valores culturales, instalaciones portuarias y náuticas, gastronomía, modernidad y capacidad organizativa, sin olvidar la solidaridad, y se subraya el apoyo institucional de las administraciones gallegas al deporte. Además, Galicia ha contado con un embajador permanente y excepcional como es S.M. el Rey Juan Carlos, que ha decidido instalar su embajada en el mar de las rías gallegas. El Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo, Sanxenxo y Galicia entera serán perfectos anfitriones de esta cita náutica única”.

SSL Nations Gold Cup, comienza el período de registro online.

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SSL NATIONS GOLD CUP

REGISTRATION ONLINE OPENS TOMORROW,
NOVEMBER 1st

It’s been about a week since the official presentation of the SSL Nations Gold Cup in Lorient, France, at the Yacht Racing Forum, when Mateusz Kusznierewicz and the Star Sailors League team presented to the public and media the SSL NATIONS GOLD CUP, the last block of the Star Sailors League circuit, created in 2013, that received the World Sailing SPECIAL EVENT status in 2017.

By mixing the use of spectacular one design big boats provided by the Star Sailors League and exploiting the successful scenario of the football World Cup, the SSL NATIONS GOLD CUP will be a tool for the Star Sailors League to raise the national pride in sporting fans all over the world and finally put the spotlight on the sailors.

Since right after the announcement, dozens of message have been flocking to Mateusz and the SSL team, the feedback has overcome the expectations, with sailors from all around the world showing their interest to represent their country at the 2021 SSL NATIONS GOLD CUP. As announced in France last week, tomorrow, November the 1st, official online registration period will be open for all of the interested sailors to become Captains, Skippers (helmsman) or Crew, to be part of their National Team. Any interested sailor will be able to send an application that will be evaluated by the Star Sailors League.

http://nations-gold-cup.starsailors.com/registration-form/

Every National team will be lead by a Captain. He or she might also be the skipper or could be on the boat as one of the 8 – 11 crew members or might even prefer to stay off the racing boat. The Captains main responsibilities will be to select the best sailors in the Country, create a team (of about 11 athletes), organize the trainings sessions, manage the relations with sponsors and media and be the actual manager of their National team.

The selection of the Captains will take in consideration all of the above, they will necessarily be sailors, of course, but their sailing achievements won’t be the only criteria to be evaluated by the Star Sailors League Selection Board. They should prove to have management skills, to be well known in their country and to be able to work closely with sponsors and media. The SSL Selection Board will consist of five experienced sailors from different countries and continents.

The process of selection will follow two different approaches.

The first one will begin with the Captains by completing an online application form which will be followed by an interview by the SSL Selection Board, the analysis of the candidate’s experience and potential. Then the different Captains that applied for one nation will be ranked – if that is the fortunate case.
The SSL Selection Board might also contact a potential Captain directly, without their online application.

When a match is made, the Star Sailors League will support the Captains since their firsts steps in their crew selection, in the search of sponsors and with training sessions at the SSL Headquarters in Switzerland.
(The boats will be loaned free to the teams, the sponsors’ support will be primarily intended to expand the audience and help the athletes)

By March 2019, if not sooner, the first Captains will be announced and in spring the first training sessions will take place with the support of professional coaches and ‘big boats’ specialists. The Selection Board will have its first meeting this month (November), then again at the sixth SSL Finals in December in Nassau, where they might also meet some of the potential Nations Captains.

WHAT IS THE STAR SAILORS LEAGUE NATIONS GOLD CUP?

A. SPORT OBJECTIVE

The Star Sailors League NATIONS GOLD CUP is a competition among nations and will become the SSL’s biennial grand finale. Its objective is to crown the top sailing nation.

B. STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE

The SSL NATIONS GOLD CUP uses the same nationality principles as the Olympic Games to provide a country against country championship like the World Cup in football.

C. FEATURES

FINANCE

To encourage the widest possible participation, the teams won’t have to invest to buy boats, they will be lent by the SSL.

PARTICIPANT ATHLETES

The SSL NATIONS GOLD CUP aims to offer equal chances for all top athletes to participate, in full detachment from financial or political frontiers. Thus, the top ranked athletes in the SSL Ranking will automatically be selected

The national teams involved in the SSL NATIONS GOLD CUP will be comprised of 11 sailors and will be made up of the best sailors from their respective countries. All the athletes will be selected based on the following rules:

Every athlete of the team will have the same nationality, according to the Olympic rules
1 captain selected by the SSL Team
5 athletes selected according to the SSL Ranking of Skippers
1 athlete selected according to the SSL Ranking of Crews
4 athletes selected by the Captains

PARTICIPANT NATIONS

The competition is open to 140 countries whose national federation is recognized by World Sailing. The top 36 teams in the ranking of nations (established by the Star Sailors League), will be qualified for the final phase; the others will participate in a qualification round.

EVENT FORMAT

Like in football’s World Cup, teams must compete in round robins and keep on winning in the knockout round to qualify for the finale. The final runs in a single do-or-die race, giving the teams and the public proper fireworks.

BOATS

The first edition of the SSL NATIONS GOLD CUP will take place in 2021, on fully crewed one-design 47 footers monohull. The 47 footers boats are big enough to offer an impressive TV image for spectators, but they can be managed by top sailors non specialists of big boats; they therefore allow the participation of all nations.

Western & Orient Snipe Class Championship 2018, triunfo para Ernesto Rodriguez y Kathleen Tocke.




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AMERICAN ERNESTO RODRIGUEZ & KATHLEEN TOCKE ARE THE 2018 WESTERN HEMISPHERE SNIPE CLASS CHAMPIONS

It’s been a very even yet exciting Western & Orient Snipe Class Championship 2018, this morning in Buenos Aires, before the two last races were sailed, there were five teams that could mathematically win the event. An easterly breeze of about 7 knots was blowing on the racecourse at the time of the start of the first race, the 42 boats were eager to get on with the competition but probably the most eager of all were Ernesto Rodriguez and Kathleen Tocke (USA) that wanted to get at least one more race done in order to discard both the DNCs of the first day when they couldn’t race for some health issues. The race winners were Augusto Amato and Constanza Alvarez (ARG) but right behind them there were Rodrigues with Tocke.

Still, at the start of Race 10, the last one of the series, the games were still wide open. The wind was still in the range of 7 knots from east but the leaders were, once again in the week, different. Edgar Diminich and Andrea Quebedo from Ecuador won the race, followed by Rene Torrecillas Abreu & Lorena Fundora Rodriguez from Cuba and in third spot Ernesto Rodriguez and Kathleen Tocke.

It took a while and a little math on the Race Committee boat before being sure who the winners were, and by the time everyone was back ashore there were no doubts left: by only two points over the seconds, the 2018 Western Hemisphere and Orient Champions of the International Snipe Class were American Ernesto Rodriguez and Kathleen Tocke from Miami, FL.

“Nobody wants to start a Championship like this, my crew was sick and we couldn’t sail at all on the first day, after that we just sailed and kept doing our best and as we didn’t have nothing to loose we took a lot of chances, and after a bad second race yesterday we went on the water today thinking we still could make it. We had clear and fast starts and even though it was shifty day we sailed pretty well, and everything paid off. We are very happy to have won this Championship, there are team that sailed a fantastic week, like Juliana and Luciano, but sometimes in sport is just like this, we got lucky at the end and we won’t complain about it.”

Juliana Duque with crew Rafael Martins, her husband, are from Brazil and have been leading this week’s ranking for the first three days, and finished the Snipe Western Championship as runners up with great honor. Same for Luciano Pesci and Barbara Brotons (ARG), this morning’s provisional leaders, who finished third just one point behind the Brazilians, due to a bad last race.

Lights went off at Western & Orient Snipe Class Championship 2018 after the prize giving ceremony at Club Nautico Olivos that brilliantly organized the event.

“I am very satisfied with this Championship – said Snipe Class Commodore Pietro Fantoni – both from the sport and the organization points of view. It’s great that we had such a competitive fleet, on the first day there were at least ten teams that could have won it, and still having five possible winners this morning it’s a sign of great equilibrium in the fleet. I am also very happy to have the top six teams sporting a mixed crew, showing that with moderate to light wind the men/women teams are just as competitive and it makes me think it could be the right direction to take.”
And then the Commodore went on: “I am really pleased on how the event was managed, Club Nautico Olivos was very efficient and so nice and welcoming to both sailors and class officers, Teodoro Kundig, alias ‘Kiko’, with all of his Committee did a fantastic job, proving to be very experienced, no surprises as Kiko was PRO at the Olympic Games in Rio. Big thanks goes to the Argentinian Class for supporting all of this, to the class measurer and the jury, everybody did an amazing job in their position.”

This is the last big Championship for the International Snipe Class for the year, an intense 2018 with the European Championship, the Master Worlds, the Women’s Championship and the Western Hemisphere. 2019 won’t be also very busy, with both the Junior and Senior World Championship in Ilhabela in Brazil and the Pan-Am Games in Lima, Peru, but the class is already focusing on the 2020 Europeans in Split, Croatia, and the Western in the United States of America.

Full results:
https://2018.snipewho.com/results

Liga de Otoño AXA J80 en Baiona, continua el dominio de Javier de la Gándara con Okofen.


© Rosana Calvo

© Rosana Calvo

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De la Gándara golpea de nuevo

· El Okofen liderado por Javier de la Gándara consolidó su liderato en la Liga de Otoño AXA J80 tras vencer en la segunda jornada celebrada hoy en Baiona
· Pese a no contar con su tripulación habitual el histórico patrón logró repetir triunfo y aumentar el margen de distancia sobre sus rivales más directos
· La Liga de Otoño de J80 organizada por el Monte Real Club de Yates y patrocinada por AXA Seguros retoma sus pruebas el próximo 10 de noviembre

Baiona, 27 de octubre de 2018 .- El Okofen de Javier de la Gándara consolidó su liderato en la Liga de Otoño AXA J80 tras vencer en la segunda jornada celebrada esta tarde en la bahía de Baiona con unas condiciones meteorológicas complicadas, de mar revuelto y un viento intenso y rolón que obligó al comité a modificar el campo de regata en varias ocasiones.
Pese a las circunstancias y a no contar con su tripulación habitual, en la que faltaron Jaime de la Gándara y Hugo Ferreiro, el Okofen volvió a demostrar por qué está entre los mejores J80 de España. Lo hizo, como viene siendo habitual, con el tándem Javier de la Gándara – Diego Fernández a la cabeza, y el apoyo, este sábado, de Javier Porto y Jaime García.
Sus resultados no fueron tan regulares como en la primera jornada, en la que hiciera pleno con tres primeros; pero el tercer, primer y segundo puestos firmados hoy, y el descarte que entró en juego permitiéndole borrar de la clasificación su peor resultado, lo mantuvieron en primera posición y lo alejaron aún más de sus rivales más directos.
Con 6 puntos, el Okofen sigue en cabeza por delante del Marías – Casas do Telhado patroneado por el portugués Manuel María Cunha, que tiene 12. El Luna Nueva de Juan Luis Tuero, que hoy navegó muy bien y logró cruzar la línea de llegada entre los primeros, subió hasta la tercera posición y se coló en el podio provisional con 16 puntos. Con 18 puntos, el Pazo de Cea, liderado en esta segunda jornada por Iago Alonso y con la incorporación a la tripulación de Juan Lago, va cuarto en la clasificación.
A partir de esa cuarta posición, las distancias del resto de la flota con respecto a los J80 que van en cabeza son ya más pronunciadas. Con 25 puntos se sitúa en quinta posición el Mondo de Bernardo Macedo, y con 26 le sigue muy de cerca el Namasté de Luis de Mira.
Cierran la clasificación el Cansino de Fernándo Yáñez, que arrasta la falta de puntuación de la primera jornada en la que no compitió; el Cunichán de Javier Martínez Valente, que hoy no pudo puntuar en una de las pruebas; y el Cormorán II de Yago G. Robatto.

La Liga de Otoño AXA J80 organizada por el Monte Real Club de Yates con el patrocinio, un año más, de AXA Seguros, cruzará el próximo 10 de noviembre su ecuador con tres nuevas pruebas que adentrarán a los monotipos en la recta final de la competición.

CLASIFICACIÓN 2ª JORNADA (Top5) LIGA DE OTOÑO AXA J80

1. OKOFEN · Javier de la Gándara · 6 puntos
2. MARÍAS – CASAS DO TELHADO · Manuel María Cunha · 12 puntos
3. LUNA NUEVA · Juan Luis Tuero · 16 puntos
4. PAZO DE CEA · Iago Alonso · 18 puntos
5. MONDO · Bernardo Macedo · 25 puntos

Juegos Olímpicos de la Juventud Buenos Aires. Sofia Tomasoni (ITA) y Deury Corniel (DOM) se llevan el oro en Kiteboarding.


© Matias Capizzano / World Sailing

© Matias Capizzano / World Sailing

© Matias Capizzano / World Sailing

© Matias Capizzano / World Sailing

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Italy and the Dominican Republic claim final Sailing golds at the Youth Olympic Games

For immediate release: 10/14/2018
Issued on behalf of: World Sailing

Sofia Tomasoni (ITA) and Deury Corniel (DOM) won gold in the Kiteboarding on the last day of the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition at Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Two dramatic winner-takes-all finals saw a remarkable double silver medal awarded on both occasions, with racers in the Girl’s and Boy’s fleets both tying in second place.

An historic day also saw the Dominican Republic and the Philippines win their first Olympic medals in Sailing.

After mixed weather over the course of the week, both Girl’s and Boy’s Kiteboarding fleets were forced to use their reserve day to conclude the series.

With stronger winds expected in the morning of Sunday 14th October, racing began at the earlier time of 10:00 to allow the second semi finals, the B (Petit) Final and the A Final in both fleets to proceed in what turned out to be perfect conditions.

The four highest-ranked kiteboarders proceeded into the A Final. Making the cut in the Girl’s fleet was Alina Kornelli (GER), Sofia Tomasoni (ITA), Nina Font (ESP) and Poema Newland (FRA).

Kornelli was the favourite after winning five races from six, but in the Girl’s Final A she fell behind early on and could not recover her position.

Newland was first to cross the line, followed by Tomasoni, but as the French racer had accrued a two-point race penalty, she finished the race with three points in total instead of one.

Therefore it was Tomasoni, with two points from finishing second, who took gold, while third-placed Font finished with three points to sit in joint second overall with Newland.

“In the final race I started well and I was first at the first mark, but then at the end, I couldn’t jump the obstacle because I had too much wind,” Tomasoni explained.

“Because I was going downwind I had to go back, and then I was in third place.

“I managed to get second at the last tack, but the girl in front of me had two penalties and I won gold.

“I’ve been stressed the whole week and then before this race, the one that counted, I said to myself, ‘this will only happen once in my life, so enjoy it and just have fun.’ I had fun and I got my result.

“This gold is a dream. It is every effort, it is every session in the gym, every time I hit the water and every time I studied late at night. All of this led to this moment.

“I worked so hard and I think I deserved it. Also, the other girls did very well.”

Interestingly, Tomasoni is now eyeing a switch to a different fleet.

“I’m planning on sailing the Nacra 15 for a year and then going kite foiling, and then hoping to get to the Olympics – I’m looking forward to Paris 2024,” she explained.

Font was happy to claim Spain’s first Sailing medal of the Youth Olympic Games.

“I’m so happy with the result. Everybody’s been killing it out there – especially the German girl. Congratulations to everyone,” she said.

“The final race was pretty close. I think it was the tightest final I’d ever been in. At the end Italy and I were really close and we didn’t know who had won gold at the finish line.

“It’s something I never thought I would happen – it’s not sunk in yet. Maybe next week I’ll realise what I’ve done.”

Sealing France’s third Sailing medal of the Games was Newland, who was ranked fourth before marking Final A with her best race finish of the week.

“I can’t believe it. I’m so happy to be second. It’s an incredible feeling – I can’t describe it,” she said.

In the Boy’s fleet, Deury Corniel (DOM), Cameron Maramenides (USA), Toni Vodisek (SLO) and Christian Tio (PHI) all qualified for the A Final.

Corniel soared to yet another win to seal a well-deserved gold.

Following him across the line was Vodisek but, as the Slovenian had received a one-point race penalty, he ended up with a three-point total, meaning he shared silver with third-placed Tio.

Maramenides, who had started the day ranked second, missed out on a podium spot altogether.

An emotional Corniel hoped that his success could inspire others in his country.

“The conditions today were really perfect. I was over power on the 17 but I just put my head down and said ‘this is my future here, this is what I want’ and I made it,” he said.

“I woke up this morning with this in my head and I just went for it. I know I deserve this gold medal.

“For me it feels amazing to be here at the Olympics. I have to thank the Cabarete Kite Academy for supporting me with everything and helping to prepare me to be here.

“I hope to see more kids around and for more Dominicans to get this energy and make their dreams come true.

“This was one of my dreams, and my dream came true today with this gold medal.”

Vodisek was understandably delighted to claim Slovenia’s sixth medal of the Games.

“I’m really psyched to win the silver medal,” he said. “The competition was amazing and everyone was super good. It was hard fought, but at the end we are all champions.”

Tio was ranked fourth ahead of the A Final and raced well to finish ahead of Maramenides and pip him to a medal.

“Everyone fought hard. The wind conditions were strong when we came out – we didn’t think it would be that strong, so everyone was on big kites,” he said.

“I’m really, really happy and it feels so good to represent my country and win this medal.”

The B Final in each fleet confirmed the racers finishing from fifth to eighth. This was Ona Romari (ARG), Jingle Chen (CHI), Oliwia Hlobuczek (POL) and Maria Alvarez (VEN) in the Girl’s fleet, and Maxime Chabloz (SUI), Benoit Gomez (FRA), Tiger Tyson (ANT) and Geronimo Lutteral (ARG) in the Boy’s fleet.

Overall, over five events from three classes in Sailing, Italy topped the medal table with two golds and one silver, closely followed by France with three silvers.

By Liz Owen – World Sailing

RESULTADOS FINALES CLICK ACÁ

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Reporte de la FAY

Quinto puesto para Ona Romani y octavo para Gerónimo Lutteral en el cierre de la Vela de Buenos Aires 2018

(San Isidro – domingo 14 de octubre de 2018)

Luego de que ayer no se pudiera finalizar con la última jornada de Kitesurf masculino y femenino de Buenos Aires 2018, se utilizó el día de reserva y en un domingo a pleno sol y familias al pie del mástil del Club Náutico San Isidro quedaron conformados los podios para la disciplina TT:R, los dos últimos, de estos inolvidables Juegos Olímpicos de la Juventud Buenos Aires 2018.

En una ceremonia de premiación pasado el mediodía, en Kitesurf masculino se le entregó la medalla de oro al puertorriqueño Deury Corniel, a quien lo siguieron dos segundos y medalla de plata, producto de un empate: Toni Vodisek, de Eslovenia, y Christian Tío, de Filipinas. En esa disciplina el argentino Gerónimo Lutteral finalizó octavo.

En TT:R femenino el oro fue para la italiana Sofía Tomasoni, seguida por la española Nina Font y la francesa Poema Newland, también igualadas en la medalla plateada. La representante nacional Ona Romani tuvo un muy buen quinto puesto.

Ezequiel del Valle (Mediakit – prensa oficial de la FAY)

Mundial de Star 2018. Triunfo de los brasileños Jorge Zarif y Guilherme de Almeida.


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JORGE ZARIF AND GUILHERME DE ALMEIDA (BRA) ARE THE 2018 STAR WORLD CHAMPIONS

This morning when the 62 teams arrived at the Tred Avon Yacht Club with two races scheduled, the discard coming in play after Race 5, and a very windy forecast, anything was possible. Jorge Zarif and crew Guilherme de Almeida had a comfortable eight point lead over the second place team Paul Cayard (USA) and Arthur Lopes (BRA), and even more over the third place Class President Hubert Merkelbach and Markus Koy (GER). After a DNF in Race 5 for Cayard / Lopes, and a discarded DSQ for 2017 World Champions Eivind Melleby (NOR) and Joshua Revkin (USA) the window of opportunity opened back up for either of the three teams to take the Championship title at the start of a thrilling Race 6.

Jorge Zarif and Guilherme de Almeida fought a tough battle, always sailing within top 10 boats, losing some points in the second upwind beat, then regaining them in the last downwind to finish fourth behind race winner Tomas Hornos and Pedro Trouche, just meters before Melleby / Revkin, Eric Doyle and Payson Infelise in third. The Brazilians narrowly clinched the fourth spot from George Szabo (USA) and Roger Cheer (CAN) by half boat length.

Olympic Finn sailor Jorge Zarif at 26 years old is the youngest World Champion since 1981 when Alex Hagen (GER) won as a skipper at the same age.

“I feel really happy! The Star is such a traditional Class full of good people – said Jorge Zarif – and good sailors. It feels really good to have the opportunity to put my name on that trophy.”

“It’s a wonderful experience to sail with Jorge – said crew Guilherme de Almeida – He is amazing. I started sailing with his father when I was 14. He took me to the club and he got me sailing Stars and now I am here winning with Jorge at the World Championship, which is a dream!”

Eivind Melleby and Joshua Revkin had a fantastic week that started with two wins in the first day, and they are among the best Star sailors of all time wining in 2017 in Denmark and as runner up this year.

“We wanted to defend the cup of course – said Eivind Melleby – so it is a bit disappointing that we finished in second. But we are pleased with the week because we had two 1st places and a 2nd and all top 10 finishes otherwise. So we are very happy with the results and the sailing. This was a very tough week to sail with light wind and then today with pressure that was up and down and very shifty.”

Paul Cayard sailed in his first Star World Championship 40 years ago as a crew in his hometown, San Francisco. He won the prestigious trophy back in 1988 in Buenos Aires, and since then he has engaged in many more adventures, winning some of the most epic challenges of our sport. Now he is back competing in the Star class with his Brazilian crew Arthur Lopes.

“We had great results and of course we hoped to win – said Paul Cayard, Vice President of the Star Class – But Arthur and I won a race and had a second, and 3rd is a great place overall. We are always excited to have the youth in the Class, Jorge is the son of a Star sailor and Josh [Revkin] and Arthur [Lopes] are both young. What we are most interested in is seeing the next generation coming along, so to see Jorge Zarif win the Star World Championship is fantastic. It says a lot for the Star Class.”

“This is my best result in the Star class and I am very happy – said Arthur ‘Tutu’ Lopes – It was great to sail with Paul, I learn a lot from him.”

The week has not been easy, with the weather being greatly affected by Hurricane Michael, but in the end we had an epic last day.

The highly anticipated final race day of the 2018 Star World Championship began early this morning in an effort to complete all scheduled races on time. The fleet embarked on the most challenging day of racing yet and battled 40 degree shifts, an 8-10 knot breeze that built to over 20 knots by the end of the day, and the heaviest current they have seen all week.

Race 5, originally scheduled to begin at 11:00 EDT (UTC -4), took over three hours to begin due to remnant unstable wind conditions. With a now 15-20+ knot north westerly breeze, a heavy ebb current on the course, and an aggressive fleet at the start, 9 teams were forced over the line early and earned a black flag penalty. Greek team Emilios Papathanasiou and Antonis Tsotras took a commanding lead early on but after two major right shifts and a hard fought effort downwind, Italians Diego Negri and Sergio Lambertenghi worked their way into first place and won Race 5. After Race 5 was completed, all teams dropped the worst finishing place from their scoreline and for many of the regatta leaders that was their Race 5 finish. The leaderboard and the point spread between them had officially become unclear and the fleet began the 6th and final race in the 2018 Star World Championship blind.

With the great unknown scoreboard in mind, the top teams took a conservative approach to Race 6, started at 16:00 EDT (UTC -4), and kept to the center of the race course. Tomas Hornos and Pedro Trouche took an early lead on the first weather leg with reigning Star World Champions Eivind Melleby and Josh Revkin hot on their trail. Race 6 was the ultimate showdown between Hornos/Trouche, Melleby/Revkin, and Szabo/Cheer fighting every inch around the race course with Jorge Zarif and Guilherme de Almeida tailing behind them. Tomas Hornos and Pedro Trouche took the final race win of the 2018 Star World Championship in a photo finish with Norwegian team Eivind Melleby and Josh Revkin. Jorge Zarif and Guilherme de Almeida finish in 3rd, narrowly beating American’s George Szabo and Roger Cheer across the line, and solidifying their 2018 Star World Championship win.

2018 Star World Championship top 10

1 – Jorge Zarif – Guilherme de Almeida BRA
2 – Eivind Melleby NOR – Joshua Revkin USA
3 – Paul Cayard USA – Arthur Lopes BRA
4 – Diego Negri – Sergio Lambertenghi ITA
5 – George Szabo USA – Roger Cheer CAN
6 – Jørgen Schönerr – Jan Eli Gravad DEN
7 – Tomas Horno – Pedro Trouche USA
8 – Hubert Merkelbach – Markus Koy GER
9 – Eric Doyle – Payson Infelise USA
10 – Peter Vessela – Phil Trinter USA

Full Results:
https://www.regattatoolbox.com/results?eventID=66N5cTLxgd 
2019 Star World Championship will be held in Porto Cervo, Italy, hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda from June 13th to 23rd.