Youth Sailing World Championships USA, día 1. El argentino Juan Cardozo lidera en Laser Radial.


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Team USA streaks to lead three classes at the Youth Sailing World Championships

For immediate release: 07/17/2018
Issued on behalf of: World Sailing

More than 30 years have passed since the Youth Sailing World Championships have been held in the U.S.A, but if the week continues as it started for Team USA this regatta will long be remembered by the 14 American teenage sailors.

Following on from last evening’s splendid Opening Ceremony hosted by 11th Hour Racing and The Harte Institute, a blustery southeasterly breeze allowed for the full complement of 23 races scheduled among the nine classes.

Team USA leads three classes—the Boys’ RS:X and 420 and Girls’ 420—and is placed second in another—the Girls’ Laser Radial.

No one on the US team shone brighter today than Geronimo Nores, the 18-year-old representative in the Boys’ RS:X Class. Nores won all three races and leads with the low score of 2 points. (Each crew in every class gets to discard its worst finish after three completed races.)

“I’m pretty surprised, it’s very exciting,” said Nores, whose first name is from his Argentinian mother and not a reference to the legendary American Indian. “It was a combination of good wind, being well rested and energized, and sailing well.”

Energy has been lacking for Nores in the past year. It was one year ago when he was diagnosed with diabetes while racing in France. It turned out to be such a severe case that he has a canine working dog, a 20-month-old yellow Labrador named Luna, by his side at all times to alert him if his blood sugar levels drop to dangerously low levels. Luna even goes on the coach boat to monitor Nores in between races.

“I spent a week in the hospital in France,” said Nores. “This year has been about recovering and getting back to sailing. I’ve had a difficult time competing, being on the water. It’s amazing to see the progress I’ve made pay off on a day like today.”

Although Nores put forth a commanding performance, the Boys’ RS:X Class is tightly bunched. Second-placed Nicolo Renna of Italy has four points, third-placed Aleksander Przychodzen of Poland has seven points, fourth-placed Fabien Pianazza of France has eight points, while Leonidas Tsortanidis of Greece and Jim van Someren of the Netherlands each have nine points.

Every class is tightly packed after the first day, a result of just one day of racing but also of well-prepared sailors. In the Boys’ 420 Class, JC Hermus and Walter Henry of the U.S.A. lead by five points, but second through 10th are separated by just seven points.

“It felt good today,” said Hermus, the skipper who is on leave from the U.S. Naval Academy. “It was pretty fluky, there were some big shifts and some puffs came out of nowhere, so I’m happy for the consistent scores. We were just trying to stay out of the fray and survive the first day.”

In the Boys’ Laser Radial Class, Argentina’s Juan Cardozo and Norway’s Uffe Tomasgaard each have eight points, but Cardozo holds the tiebreaker by winning the second race. Australia’s Zac Littlewood and New Zealand’s Josh Armit are also tied with nine points, but Littlewood holds third place over his trans-Tasman Sea rival by winning the first race.

In the Girls’ 29er Class, Norway’s Pia Andersen and Nora Edland have three points, followed by Russia’s Zoya Novikova and Diana Sabirova with four points, Germany’s Maru Scheel and Freya Feilcke with six points, Italy’s Michelle Waink and Claudia Gambarin with six points, and the USA’s Berta Puig and Bella Casaretto with seven points.

The Girls’ RS:X Class sees New Zealander Veerle ten Have in the lead with two points, followed by Islay Watson of Great Britain with three points and Italy’s Giorgia Speciale with five points.

The Girls’ Laser Radial Class is led by Emma Savelon with three points, followed by Charlotte Rose of the U.S.A and Poland’s Wiktoria Golebiowska, tied on five points. Rose, the gold medalist in the class last year, won the second race to hold the tiebreaker over Golebiowska.

Another returning gold medal crew, Carmen and Emma Cowles in the Girls’ 420 Class, picked up where they left off last year. The sisters won both races and lead the class with two points. Great Britain’s Vita Heathcote and Emilia Boyle, Spain’s Julia Minana Delhom and Silvia Sebastia Borso di Carminati and Switzerland’s Solene Mariani and Maude Schmid all have six points apiece for second, third and fourth place, respectively.

In the Nacra 15 Class, Germany’s Silas Muhle and Romy Mackenbrock lead with two points from their three completed races. Belgium’s Henri Demesmaeker and Frederique van Eupen have three points, Argentina’s Teresa Romairone and Dante Cittadini have five points, Laila Van der Meer have and Bjarne Bouwer of the Netherlands have eight points and Arnaud Grange and Marie van der Klink have nine points.

The Boys’ 29er Class was the last one off the water this evening and Australians Henry Larkings and Miles Davey lead with the low score of three points in another tightly packed class. New Zealanders Seb Lardies and Scott Mckenzie hold second with four points, Italy’s Federico Zampiccoli and Luca Fracassi are third with six points.

Racing is scheduled to resume tomorrow with another 23 races planned among the nine classes.

By Sean McNeill

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Mundial de J80, Rayco Tabares hace historia ganando su quinto título mundial.

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MANITA DE RAYCO TABARES
13 de Julio de 2018

¡Y ya van cinco!

Rayco Tabares y su equipo a bordo del “Hotel Princesa Yaiza” hacen de nuevo historia en la vela internacional al alzarse con su quinto título mundial, en una categoría tan competitiva como es la del J80, y marcan nuevo record mundial.

El “Garatu” de Iker Almandoz estrena participación en un mundial de J80 con un subcampeonato del mundo más que merecido.

“Puente Romano-Marbella Team”, del armador Pepequín Orbaneja y con Juan Luis Páez a los mandos, se lleva el campeonato del mundo Corinthian (no profesional) de J80.

Jornada épica para la vela española en la disputa final del cetro mundial de J80, con Rayco Tabares y su equipo a bordo del “Hotel Princesa Yaiza” alzándose con su quinto título en la clase.

España vuelve a dejar claro que la clase J80 lleva acento español. La “Armada Invencible” se presentaba ante sus grandes rivales franceses para, en la lucha por el cetro mundial, dejar claro quien mantiene la autoridad.

La modesta –pero potente- flota de cinco barcos J80 (“Hotel Princesa Yaiza” de Tabares, “Garatu” de Almandoz, “Puente Romano-Marbella Team” de Paez , “IBO.ES” de Chacartegui y “J80Worlds2019Gexto” de Trueba) han hecho frente las más de 50 embarcaciones de su gran rival de forma contundente.

DOBLE TÍTULO MUNDIAL PARA ESPAÑA

Si la embarcación “Hotel Princesa Yaiza” de Rayco Tabares se hacía con el mundial absoluto y “Puente Romano- Marbella Team” de Juan Luís Páez en Corinthian, aún quedaban más alegrías: el segundo escalón del podio en categoría absoluta caía en manos del equipo “Garatu” de Iker Almandoz.

Los canarios de Rayco Tabares se hacen así con su quinto título mundial (cuatro de ellos consecutivamente) en un campeonato en el que han ido de menos a más y nunca han tirado la toalla. “Hemos ido mejorando el rendimiento del barco día a día y hoy hemos ido muy rápido, aunque también hemos navegado mucho más agresivos”, declaraba Tabares.

Sobre su quinto título mundial el canario añadía: “Cada uno de los cinco mundiales han sido diferentes, todos complicados, pero el equipo es excepcional. Gracias a ellos he ganado. Somos uno y nos apoyamos tanto en el agua, como en tierra, como a nivel psicológico. Estamos más que contentos”

“Ha ganado el mejor, se lo merecen”, declaraba con humildad el patrón vasco Iker Almandoz, nuevo subcampeón del mundo de J80: “Han navegado mejor que nosotros, pero estamos contentos. Es la primera vez que el “Garatu” acude a un mundial y nos vamos con un segundo puesto”, digna recompensa al duro trabajo y humildad que a lo largo de estos dos últimos años el equipo vasco ha trabajado.

Además del podio en la clasificación absoluta el equipo andaluz “Puente Romano-Marbella Team” vuelve a casa con el título mundial Corinthian (equipos no profesionales). Pepequín Orbaneja se confesaba pletórico con el triunfo y su cuarto puesto en la clasificación absoluta: “Hemos conseguido el título Corinthian y estamos pletóricos. Hemos luchado hasta el final tanto por este título como por el podio en la clasificación absoluta. Nos vamos muy ilusionados”

Mención especial merece la embarcación balear “Ibo.es” de Chacartegui que, pese a ser líder durante varias jornadas y sufrir dos descalificaciones que le alejaron de los puestos principales, ha recuperado puestos hasta finalizar quinto.

El “J80Worlds2019Getxo” de Tomás Trueba, embajador del Mundial que se celebrará en aguas vascas en 2019, finalizó en 32ª posición.

España se ha hecho con 11 títulos mundiales en las últimas 12 contiendas por el cetro mundial y su flota, repartida por todo el litoral, vuelve a demostrar su poderío.

Clasificación tras 14 regatas disputadas:

1 ESP. Hotel Princesa Yaiza. Rayco Tabares. 4, 5, 10, 12, 4, 4, 5, BFD, 2, 1, 5,11, 1,1=65
2. ESP. Garatu. Iker Amandoz. 11, 4, 1, 19, 3, 1, 3, 9,1,5,13,28,5,4= 79
3. FRA. Armen Habitat. Simon Moriceau. 5, 7, 5, 2, 10, BFD, 11, 20, 8, 6,1,2,6,3= 86
4 ESP. Puente Romano-Marbella Team. Juan Luis Páez. 9, 18, 14, 4, 5, 2, 7, 6,3,4,20,8,14=98
5 ESP. IBO.ES. Javier Chacartegui. 3, 3, 3, 8 , 1, BFD, 9, BFD, 6, 3,,14,1,2,16= 143
….
32 ESP. J80Worlds2019Getxo. Tomás Trueba. 41, 56, 24, 32, BDF, 12, BFD, 12, 12,18,33,19,31=418

PALMARES ESPAÑOL EN MUNDIALES J80
2018. Campeón del Mundo. Rayco Tabares, “Hotel Princesa Yaiza”. 2º clasificado: Iker Almandoz,“Garatu”.
2018. Campeón del Mundo Corinthian. Pepequín Orbaneja, “Puente Romano-Marbella Team”.
2017. Campeón del Mundo. Rayco Tabares, “Hotel Princesa Yaiza”.
2016. Campeón del Mundo. Rayco Tabares, “Hotel Princesa Yaiza”. 3º clasificado: Ignacio Camino, “BN Fit”
2015. Campeón del Mundo. Rayco Tabares, “Hotel Princesa Yaiza”. 2º clasificado: Marc de Antonio “Bribón- Movistar”
2013. Campeón del Mundo. Hugo Rocha, “New Territories”.
2012. Campeón del Mundo. José María Van der Ploef, “Nilfisk”. 3º clasificado Carlos Martínez “Mapfre”
2011. Campeón del Mundo. Ignacio Camino, “Nextel”. 2º clasificado J.M Van der Ploeg, “Great Sailing”. 3º clasificado Carlos Martínez, “Peraleja Golf”.
2010. Campeón del Mundo. José María Torcida, “ECC Viviendas”. 3º clasificado Carlos Martínez “Peraleja Golf”
2009 Campeón del Mundo. Rayco Tabares, “Hotel Princesa Yaiza”
2008 Campeón del Mundo. Ignacio Camino, “Nextel”
2007 Campeón del Mundo. José María Torcida, “ECC Vviviendas”

Martín Wizner y Pedro Ameneiro, campeones de Europa de 420.


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Martín Wizner y Pedro Ameneiro, campeones de Europa de 420

Jacobo García y Antonio Ripoll han sido subcampeones en sub 17 y Pablo Ruiz y Miguel Martínez-Fortún han conseguido el bronce absoluto en 420

Gran actuación de los deportistas españoles de 420 y 470 en el campeonato europeo juvenil de estas clases que se ha disputado en Sesimbra, Portugal, y en el que los equipos nacionales han conseguido con tres medallas. Martín Wizner y Pedro Ameneiro se han proclamado campeones de Europa de 420 mientras que Pablo Ruiz y Miguel Martínez-Fortún se han hecho con el bronce absoluto. Además, Jacobo García y Antoni Ripoll han conseguido la segunda posición en categoría sub 17 de la clase 420.

Martín Wizner y Pedro Ameneiro (RCN Vigo) se han alzado hoy con el título de campeones de Europa de la clase 420. El dúo vigués, que a principios de año se hizo con el oro en el mundial sub 17 de esta misma clase, no ha dado opciones a sus rivales en ningún momento y ha liderado la clasificación con firmeza.

El podio absoluto de la clase ha tenido un claro acento español pues junto a Wizner y Ameneiro se han subido al tercer cajón del podio los baleares Pablo Ruiz y Miguel Martínez-Fortún (RCN Palma). La segunda plaza ha sido para los franceses Enzo Balanger y Gaultier Tallieu.

España también ha conseguido subirse al podio en categoría sub 17 de la clase 420 con el subcampeonato conseguido por Jacobo Garcia y Antoni Ripoll (RCN Sanxenxo) quienes han conseguido asaltar las medallas en la última jornada del campeonato.

En categoría femenina, el mejor equipo nacional ha sido el formado por Julia Miñana y Silvia Sebastià (CN Jávea), quienes han logrado la sexta posición. Por su parte, Giulietta Lang y Tess Provenzal (RCN Palma) han finalizado en el puesto 15 de los 420 femeninos aunque no han competido en las dos últimas jornadas por problemas físicos de la patrona.

Destaca también el puesto 12 conseguido por Conrad Koitzer y Fernando Rodríguez (CN Arenal), y el 15 en la general de Nacho Dávila y Javier Mestre (CN El Balís) en 420 Open. También han competido en esta clase Rubén Naranjo y Guillermo Castellano (RCN Gran Canaria), con un meritorio puesto 24 de la general.

En categoría sub 17, además del subcampeonato de García/Ripoll, el equipo de Sebastián Riquelme y Miquel Pérez (CN El Balís) han terminando en el puesto 20 y el tándem formado por Marina Garau y Blanca Cabot (CM San Antonio de la Playa), han sido vigesimoprimeras.

En 470 juvenil, Enric Noguera y Fernando Dávila (CV Puerto Andratx) han liderado la representación nacional consiguiendo la octava posición de su clase. Por su parte, Albert Torres y Toni Massanet (RCN Palma), quienes han formado equipo para este campeonato, han terminado su participación en la vigésimo séptima posición de la clasificación general.

Clasificación y resultados: http://bit.ly/2KWEmMs

Extreme Sailing Series Cascais, triunfo para el equipo Alinghi.


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08/07/18

Alinghi vence el cuarto Acto de las Extreme Sailing Series™ en Cascais

Tras cuatro días de absoluto dominio en el campo de regatas de Cascais, no es de extrañar que los suizos de Alinghi se subieran al primer cajón del podio este domingo y concluyen así la primera mitad de la temporada 2018 liderando la clasificación general.

Arnaud Psarofaghis, Nicolas Charbonnier, Nils Frei, Yves Detrey y Timothé Lapauw mostraron lo mejor de sí mismos logrando 10 de las 28 pruebas disputadas en primera posición y tan solo 6 finales fuera del podio. Los helvéticos encadenan su tercera victoria de la temporada.

Alinghi llegaba a Cascais empatado a puntos con sus principales rivales en la clasificación general: SAP Extreme Sailing Team, mientras que ahora superan a los daneses por 1 punto.

“Es genial haber ganado en Cascais. Hemos navegado bien y de forma consistente y sin apenas malos resultados. El equipo hizo un gran trabajo volando alrededor del campo de regatas así que en resumen, estamos muy contentos”, dijo el co-patrón y caña del equipo, Arnaud Psarofaghis.

Los daneses lucharon hasta el final y terminaron el Acto en Portugal en segunda posición.

“Ha sido una jornada intensa en la que intentamos batallar hasta el final con Alinghi. No cometieron muchos errores así que merecen la victoria. Seguiremos con la lucha en Cardiff”, comentó Rasmus Køstner, patrón de la tripulación, acerca de la batalla que se libró en el agua.

A pesar de no lograr vencer, SAP Extreme Sailing Team consiguió ser el equipo más rápido en el agua. Gracias a las condiciones de navegación perfectas de Cascais, los daneses alcanzaron 37,9 nudos de velocidad en la segunda jornada de la regata, datos provistos por SAP y se alzaron con el trofeo ‘Zhik Speed Machine’.

Oman Air, habitual en el podio en los Actos, no logró subirse a ninguno de los cajones esta vez. La falta de consistencia en los resultados a lo largo del Acto resultó en un cuarto puesto para los omaníes y una tercera plaza para INEOS Rebels UK, por primera vez este año. Oman Air se mantiene en el tercer lugar de la clasificación por detrás de Alinghi y SAP Extreme Sailing Team.

En las Flying Phantom Series, la tripulación local de UON Sailing Team ganó el trofeo al armador-caña, mientras que el podio del Acto lo formaron 3 tripulaciones francesas con Idreva Zephyr Foiling en cabeza, seguidos de Team France Jeune y Culture Foil. El siguiente Acto en Cardiff coronará al campeón de las Series de este año.

El tour global de las Extreme Sailing Series pone rumbo hacia Cardiff, País de Gales, del 24 al 27 de agosto, y de ahí se dirigirá al continente americano con etapas en San Diego y Los Cabos, México, de donde saldrá el ganador.

Para mayor información, visite la web de the Extreme Sailing Series.

Clasificación del Acto 4 de Extreme Sailing Series™ 2018, Cascais, tras 4 días y 28 pruebas (08.07.18)

Posición / Equipo / Puntos

1º, Alinghi (SUI) Arnaud Psarofaghis, Nicolas Charbonnier, Timothé Lapauw, Nils Frei, Yves Detrey: 309 puntos
2º, SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Rasmus Køstner, Adam Minoprio, Julius Hallström, Pierluigi de Felice, Richard Mason: 294 pts
3º, INEOS Rebels UK (GBR) Will Alloway, Leigh McMillan, Oli Greber, Adam Kay, Mark Spearman: 288 pts
4º, Oman Air (OMA) Phil Robertson, Pete Greenhalgh, James Wierzbowski, Stewart Dodson, Nasser Al Mashari: 282 pts
5º, Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, Ed Powys, Neil Hunter, Dan Morris, Rhys Mara: 250 pts
6º, Team México (MEX) Erik Brockmann, Tom Buggy, Alex Higby, Tom Phipps, Danel Belausteguigoitia Fierro: 222 pts
7º, Team Portugal (POR) Luís Brito, Henrique Brites, Adam Piggott, Bernardo Loureiro, João Assoreira: 182 pts

Clasificación general de Extreme Sailing Series™ 2018

Posición / Equipo / Puntos

1º, Alinghi (SUI) 45 puntos
2º, SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) 44 pts
3º, Oman Air (OMA) 41 pts
4º, INEOS Rebels UK (GBR) 37 pts
5º, Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 33 pts
6º, Team México (MEX) 27 pts
7º, NZ Extreme Sailing Team (NZL) 7 pts

Clasificación del Acto 4 de Extreme Sailing Series™ 2018, Flying Phantom Series tras 4 días y 22 pruebas (08.07.18)

Posición / Equipo / Puntos

1º, Idreva Zephyr Foiling (FRA) Charles Hainneville, Thibault Julien: 438 pts
2º, Team France Jeune (FRA) Morgan Lagravière, Manon Audinet: 430 pts
3º, Culture Foil (FRA) Nicolas Ferellec, Théo Constance: 397 pts
4º, UON (POR) José Caldeira, Helder Basilio: 393 pts
5º, Masterlan (CZE) David Krizek, Milan Harmacek: 365 pts
6º, Flying Frogs (FRA) Kim Ann Le Formal, Arnaud Vasseur: 354 pts
7º, EVO Visian ICL (GER) Raphael Neuhann, Elias Neuhann: 353 pts

Clasificación general de las Flying Phantom Series 2018

Posición / Equipo / Puntos

1º Team France Jeune (FRA) 79 puntos
2º Idreva Zephyr Foiling (FRA) 76 pts
3º Culture Foil (FRA) 71 pts
4º UON (POR) 62 pts
5º Flying Frogs (FRA) 59 pts
6º Masterlan (CZE) 55 pts
7º EVO Visian ICL (GER) 42 pts
8º Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 36 pts
9º Team France Jeune 2 (FRA) 17 pts
10º Pegasius Project (FRA) 16 pts
11º Team France Jeune 3 (FRA) 14 pts
12º Surikat Coordination (FRA) 11 pts
13º Cup Legend (FRA) 10 pts

RC44 Marstrand, triunfo para Charisma de Nico Poons.

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Poons enjoys perfect finish to take the 2018 RC44 Marstrand Cup

Dutchman Nico Poons and his crew on Charisma triumphed at the end of a thrilling final day in the 2018 RC44 Marstrand Cup, which came down to the last run of the 12th and last race in sparkling sunshine off Sweden’s west coast.

Poons started the day in second place, two points behind overnight leader Torbjörn Törnqvist on Artemis Racing. But after scoring a fourth place in the first race of the day, then his third win of the series in the second heat, he just needed to finish one place behind Artemis Racing in the final race to win the title.

In the end they finished in line astern, with Charisma following the transom of Artemis Racing as they slalomed downwind. They were sixth and fifth respectively in a race won by Team Nika, and tied on 48 points, but with Poons taking the honours on countback.

After their win in the season-opening RC44 Calero Marinas Cup in Lanzarote, Poons is now the leading skipper for the season – the holder of the “golden wheels” – with the class world championship next on the schedule in Cascais in Portugal in September.

“We won today by just a millimetre so you see how close it is in this fleet,” said a beaming Poons on the dockside in Marstrand harbour at the end of four days of intense competition. “It feels fine,” he joked. “Actually it is our second regatta win this year which is quite exciting.”

Poons admitted that after their poor first day, when Charisma was at the back of the fleet, neither he nor his seven-strong crew gave themselves a chance of winning overall. “At that stage we would have been happy if we had made the podium – none of us thought this was possible,” he said.

Charisma started well in the final showdown race but a disastrous windward mark rounding first time round – when she took five sterns – saw her drop from third to last in the nine-strong fleet of high-performance all-carbon monohulls.

But Poons and his team, with Kiwi veteran, Ray Davies, on tactics, found speed on the run and by the second windward mark they were on Artemis Racing’s tail. Davies said the decision to dip all the boats at the mark was partly dictated by their fear of incurring a penalty which they could not afford.

“We were coming in on port tack and we didn’t have enough room to tack to leeward of the group and we really couldn’t afford to risk a penalty, so we had to dip all the starboard tackers,” he said.

Davies used all his experience to pick a nice lane down the run when Charisma found more pressure than Artemis Racing and clear air and then made gains as she came into the gate. From then on she was on her way. “They needed to put one boat between us but fortunately we were able to keep it close,” summarised Davies.

Törnqvist was disappointed not to have prevailed but loved the nip and tuck racing that has characterised a great week in Marstrand for this hugely competitive class. “Anything could have happened today and anything did happen,” he said. “It was close – it was so close you know.”

The Swede is generally happy with the way his dark blue boat has been going this week. “We have enjoyed good racing – we are very happy. We are going into the world championships on a high note – the boat is going really well, we feel,” he said.

Vladimir Prosikhin, owner of third-placed Team Nika, has been waiting all week for an improvement in his team’s performance and it came today with two excellent final races when the Russian’s crew, with Dean Barker on tactics, scored a second and then a convincing final race win.

“I enjoy it,” joked Prosikhin on the dockside as the champagne was being sprayed on his boat to celebrate a podium finish. “Third is OK – we’ve done well, but I just missed first place by two points.”

Prosikhin is not leaving anything to chance for the worlds however. “From here we will probably make one more re-fit of the boat to make it a bit faster,” he said. “She is OK but we can be better – it can be brought to the highest level. I hope it will help us a bit.”

In fourth place was Igor Lah’s team on Team CEEREF which went into the regatta as leading boat for the season and led after the first day, only to slip back. Then came Vladimir Liubomirov and Kirill Frolov’s Bronenosec Sailing Team which was in the hunt for the podium on its return to the class for the first time this year until two poor final races saw it drop down the rankings.

In sixth was John Bassadone’s Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team with Chris Bake’s Team Aqua seventh. Hugues Lepic on Aleph Racing was eighth.

Tavatuy Sailing Team who finished ninth, showed some real potential in their first regatta in the RC44 class and saved their best until last with two fourth places in the final two races.

FAST40+ National Championship, triunfo para Ran VII de Niklas Zennstrom.



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HYS FAST40+ National Championship
Organised by the Royal Thames Yacht Club

FINAL REPORT – JULY 01, 2018

Rán VII wins HYS FAST40+ National Championship

Despite fun and games on the water, a lack of wind prevented any racing on the last day of the HYS FAST40+ National Championship. Niklas Zennstrom’s Swedish Carkeek designed Rán VII was awarded the FAST40+ National Trophy after topping the table after five races sailed. Bas Voogd’s Dutch Carkeek MkIII Hitchhiker was runner up, and Filip Engelbert’s Swedish Ker40+ Elvis was third.

Rán’s Steve Hayle’s commented. “Niklas and all the professionals on board are really loving the FAST40+ Class. The racing is very well managed and Phil Hagen and his team did a great job in difficult conditions. The youngsters in our team have considerable improved their boat handling over the last three events. The light airs made the racing incredibly competitive, we know we have a quick boat but it was only in the last two races, when the breeze got up a touch that we could really use that edge. Team Rán has been really welcomed to the class and whilst the racing is competitive, and the boats are really great, there is a great atmosphere after racing.”

Full results: 
https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=5950

RC44 Marstrand día 3. Artemis Racing se pone al frente.




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Törnqvist and Artemis Racing displace Team CEEREF to take a narrow lead at the RC44 Marstrand Cup

Torbjörn Törnqvist and his crew on Artemis Racing continued their progressive form on a closely-fought third day at the RC44 Marstrand Cup off Sweden’s west coast, moving from second place to first overall after nine races.

The dark blue-hulled, all-carbon one-design, with Törnqvist on the wheel scored a third place in the first race of the day – heat seven of the series – then second in race eight, and recovered well to finish fifth in race nine when they briefly dropped from first to eighth at the leeward mark.

Stu Bettany, the veteran Kiwi Volvo Ocean Race and America’s Cup sailor who is manning the pit on Artemis Racing, said the team has got the boat moving nicely on all points of sail.

“We are pretty happy – the boat is going well and we feel very comfortable with our speed upwind. And downwind it’s good, so we’ve got back into the mix. It’s great racing in this class – everyone is so close – it’s good fun,” he said.

Bettany emphasized that the gameplan for the last day is to keep going consistently and avoid mistakes. “You can’t always win,” he said, “but as long as you can be in the top three or four in each race then you are going to end up at the top of the leaderboard. So that’s what we are looking at – just keeping it clean and no penalties and things like that.”

Artemis Racing now leads the overall ranking on 37 points and by two points from Nico Poons’ crew on the much-improved Charisma, which jumped four places from sixth to second with the best overall performance of the day. They scored a win in race seven, were fifth in race eight and were second in race nine.

Poons is having a lot of fun during a regatta which saw his crew start with four indifferent races, before going on a run of excellent form ever since.

“It’s going well,” Poons conceded, “but there is another day to go – let’s wait until tomorrow before we jump ahead of ourselves.” Poons quipped that Törnqvist was not being a very good host by surging to the top of the leaderboard on the waters of his native Sweden. “It think it’s very impolite of our host,” said Poons with twinkle in his eye.

In third place, another two points behind Poons’s Crew, is Bronenosec Sailing Team jointly skippered this week by Vladimir Liubomirov and Kirill Frolov. Then comes their fellow Russian Vladimir Prosikhin on Team Nika in fourth place. Meanwhile Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF – which led after the first day and won today’s final race – is now in fifth place.

Cameron Dunn, the tactician on Bronenosec Sailing Team, says the boat has been flying downwind which has enabled the crew to finish some otherwise mediocre races in good positions. “We’re not necessarily sure why, but we feel like we are going pretty fast downwind in general,” he said.

Dunn added that he believes winning this regatta is definitely on for the Russian team, but he and his teammates will not be thinking about that until the start of tomorrow’s final race.

“Tomorrow we will just go and do our own thing – nothing different,” he said. “We will worry about (trying to win) with a race to go. Four points is definitely doable but we could also finish sixth. It is always like that in this fleet – it always comes down to the last race – so our goal is to make sure that going into the last one, we still have a chance and don’t do anything stupid in the first two races.”

Currently in sixth place overall is Englishman Chris Bake’s crew on Team Aqua which is one of only two boats – alongside Charisma – to have won two races. But it has been a bit up and down for Bake whose crew this week includes, for the first time, his 19-year-old daughter, Grace.

“The conditions have been hugely shifty, so it’s either feast or famine out there and probably I haven’t been as consistent as I need to be,” said Bake who has been loving racing out of Marstrand in such superb weather. “This is phenomenal – it is so great,” he said on the dockside in Marstrand harbour. “It also helps when you are sailing sober. Yesterday was a bit sketchy after a very intense owner’s dinner on Thursday night.”

Snipe World Master Champions Vilamoura, título para los españoles Damian Borras Camps y Jordi Triay Pons.


Fuente info SCIRA

SNIPE WORLD MASTERS 2018
Villamoura, Portugal

Damian Borras Camps with Jordi Triay Pons are the 2018 Snipe World Master Champions in Vilamoura, Portugal.

A five bullets series, with the fifth one today on the final race, left no doubt that the duo from Minorca was the best of this incredible week that started out with 4 straight wins in a line! The silver medal goes to Fernando Rita and Juan Magro (ESP), and bronze to Manu Hens and Maj Kristin Hansen Borgen (BEL).

“Today was a great day, we tried to control the fleet – says a very excited Damian Borras – particularly Fernando Rita the only one who could have stole the win from us, we are very happy of this whole week!! And winning with Jordy is even better, he’s like a son to me, I was his coach in the Laser class, and we’ve been waiting to sail at the Snipe Worlds together for six years, since 2012, when I lost to Augie Diaz for one point.”

A seven races Championship organized by the Associação Naval de Lisboa and Federação Portuguesa de Vela in co-operation with the Snipe Class International Racing Association, that started last Monday, June the 25th, with the Opening Ceremony, then two regattas per day – with one lay day at half week – until today, when the last race was sailed by the 78 boats from 15 Nations fleet. Similar conditions over the week for wind direction, as for intensity it was more on the strong side at the beginning of the week and then went lighter, yesterday it was probably the lightest it has been.

A great fight on the water and lots of fun on the dockside, with some excellent hospitality shown by the Portuguese host, as former Snipe World Champion Augie Diaz, sixth this year, says:
“A lot of good people here, with a very strong level. Damian and Jordi did a fantastic job dominating this until the very last race, Fernando Rita also did a very nice job, they both outclasses the rest of the fleet. Villamoura is a spectacular place to sail, I really recommend coming here for a regatta, for the conditions, the people here, I am really pleased that I came!”

Next Snipe World Championship is the one dedicated to women, the Women’s Snipe World Championship, that will take place mid August in Newport, Rhode Island, and then off to Finland for the Open & Junior Europeans at the end of August.

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