Regata Palermo – Montecarlo. El maxi Vera del argentino Miguel Galuccio, favorito en tiempo real.

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Miguel Galuccio’a maxi Vera is favourite for Palermo-Montecarlo line honours.

The Ambersail 2 team racing their VO65 would prefer a stronger forecast.

The fleet from the 15th Palermo-Montecarlo race sets sail from off Mondello and the Circolo della Vela Sicilia clubhouse

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Vera leads away on a challenging Palermo-Montecarlo race

Press release issued by the International Maxi Association
21 August 2019

Palermo-Montecarlo, the fifth and final event of the International Maxi Association’s Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge 2018-2019, set sail from Sicily at midday today with crews anticipating a long, tactical race north along the Sardinian and Corsica coasts to reach the Principality.

This is the 15th running of Palermo-Montecarlo, originally designed by the Monaco Consul and the City of Palermo Sports Council, to ‘unite two historically friendly cities through a yacht race’. Today the route takes competitors past Porto Cervo, where they are obliged to pass through a gate set by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda that works in association with the event’s main organising clubs, the Circolo della Vela Sicilia and the Yacht Club de Monaco. From there navigators have the choice of passing through the Strait of Bonifacio and up the west coast of Corsica to Monaco or, if conditions dictate, sailing the longer course east of Corsica.

Today Palermo-Montecarlo is one of the Mediterranean’s most up and coming offshore races, with 51 boats competing this year, ranging from 30 footers up to the Reichel/Pugh 83, Vera of Argentinean and Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge favourite, Miguel Galuccio.

Despite a light forecast for the start, the fleet got off at midday with a welcome northwesterly gradient/sea breeze of 10-12 knots making for a beat away from the Mondello beach and Palermo’s dramatically mountainous shore. The maxis started at the leeward end of the line and Vera rapidly edged out into the lead.

“It is a very interesting course,” observed Galuccio prior to leaving Palermo’s Marina di Villa Igiea this morning. “We did the 151 Miglia and the Rolex Giraglia and this is a bit longer. Having Bouwe on the team for this type of race will be interesting, a new experience for me,” he adds, referring to his tactician, round the world race veteran Bouwe Bekking.

Being the scratch boat is also a new experience for Galuccio with the pressure now on them to fend off challenges from the other maxis and even the competitive TP52 @robas2 of Frenchman Gérard Logel. “Of course it is a good thing that we could get line honours, but it will be competitive,” continues Galuccio, who is sailing his first Palermo-Montecarlo, as is Bekking.

The Dutch sailing legend was reluctant to make any predictions of what would happen in the race. “In this part of the world, you have forecasts, but it is more a case of what you see.

“I expect that we’ll go west to see if we can get around the little ridge. If we can, then there should be a light running breeze and we might make a little gain, but there will be a lot of snakes and ladders in this race. It is always tempting to sail the direct course, but that just looks like it will be too expensive in the long run.” As to the option of leaving Corsica to port, Bekking says “you would have to be very brave! Good luck to anyone who goes that way!”

At the time of writing Vera was making 11 knots, taking the most extreme westerly route in an attempt to remain in the breeze, albeit some 45° off course.

Hoping for more breeze than forecast was the crew on the VO65 Ambersail 2. The Lithuanian team competed in Palermo-Montecarlo two years ago on their VO60 and skipper Raimondas Šiugždinis admitted this morning: “This boat is not ideal for the forecast. We would prefer 30 knots! We will do the best we can.” The boat has a particularly intense racing program, campaigned by three crews and is fresh from competing in the Rolex Fastnet Race and is next heading to the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo over 1-7 September.

Another heavily campaigned boat taking part is the Marten 72 Aragon of Dutch joint owners Andreas Verder and Arco Van Nieuwland. They sail with a mix of family and pros including top French navigator Oliver Douillard – another Palermo-Montecarlo first timer. “It is a typical Mediterranean race. The forecast is very light so we have to be opportunistic and take what we can see,” Douillard advises. “A lot will depend on position and timing. It could be downwind to Porto Cervo. After that there could potentially be a northeast wind to the north of Corsica. We could sail direct…”

A smaller Marten 68, also largely with a family crew, is Cassiopeia. Hungarian Kristof Nobilis is racing with other family members Kornel and Barna while son Demeter is registered as skipper. The boat competed in the Palermo-Montecarlo two years ago and this time is only being sailed seven up, so everyone on board is “doing everything. It is fast and you don’t need a huge crew,” as one crew explained, adding their approach is more for pure enjoyment compared the other well known Hungarian maxi team, Márton Józsa’s Reichel Pugh 66 Wild Joe.

Having not quite managed to mount a campaign for this America’s Cup, Renato Azara is competing in the Davidson 69, Adelasia di Torres, better known as Pendragon VI. Azara, who has not done the race before, has onboard a mix of amateur sailors and pros, such as Slovenia grinder Iztok Knafelc and an international cast including Omani pro navigator Sami Al Shukaili. Azara’s campaign has a cause, similar to that of Oman Sail, in trying to get Sardinians, especially children, to rediscover their maritime heritage. Sardinia was a major Mediterranean seafaring nation as long ago as the Bronze Age. Plus “sailing is one of the best sports because it involves all the natural elements – the sun, the sea, the wind,” explains Azara. “It helps to build kids mentally and physically and help them learn to make choices.”

The competitors have a tricky race ahead of them to Monaco. At this early stage the entire fleet has chosen to err heavily to the left of the race course where there is believed to be better pressure tonight.

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SSAB ORC European Championship 2019, regata offshore en marcha.

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Soto 40 Scamp 27 off to a fast start from the first mark.

Tracker image of Class B traversing the Swedish coast off Oxelosund

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Offshore race progress at SSAB ORC European Championship 2019

Perfect breeze and sunny skies produces a fast and close race

Oxelosund, Sweden – On Day Two of the SSAB ORC European Championship 2019 the fleet of 70 boats are enjoying a sunny Swedish summer day racing offshore in the open Baltic Sea on courses traversing back and forth along the rocky coast. Class A is racing 79.0 miles, Class B 68.2 miles and Class C 60.6 miles, and after a start at 10:00 this morning they are expected to start crossing the finish line in the harbor of Oxelosund starting at sundown.

While racing under handicap using Coastal/Long distance course ratings, and therefore exact standings are difficult to calculate, some early favorites are emerging as leaders in corrected time based on the AIS tracker data seen at

At 1700 local time Erik Berth’s Swan 45 Tarok VII from Denmark has the lead over Bernhard Buchwald’s XP 44 Xenia from Germany and Karalow Witold’s Soto 40 Scamp 27 from Poland. Leading in elapsed time is One Sailing Finland’s TP 52 Zer0emission.

Class B is much more contentious, with clusters of boats pushing each other around the course. The lead pack has three Swedish Farr 40′s vying for the lead: C-J Marnell’s Farr 40 Warpath, Jonas Andersson’s Stormtrooper and Johan Ekroth’s Hurrykanen, and at 1700 Warpath had the lead in both elapsed and corrected time. Next in line in corrected time looked like two Finnish teams: Power Reach’s Sinergia 40 Adela, followed by Sakari Laulajainen’s Salona 37 Ramdata.

And in Class C the racing in corrected time and in the main group is very tight, with Mathias Haufe’s Esse 990 Finesse in the lead, followed by the elapsed time leader Holger Streckenbach’s modified Melges 32 Old Jug, who currently is launched out well ahead of the pack and will likely beat everyone into the harbor finish. And in third in corrected time is another fast boat, Max Augustin’s Farr 30 H.E.A.T.

Final results when they become available will be found at the event’s scoring page at
Inshore windward/leeward racing resumes tomorrow, with the first start of two planned races scheduled for 11:00 CET.
Photo galleries for the event can be found at
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SailGP Cowes, Tom Slingsby con Australia gana en un día de condiciones extremas.

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Tom Slingsby and the Australia SailGP Team accept their prize in front of British fans
COWES, UK – August 11, 2019 – In extreme conditions at the European debut of SailGP, Australia’s Tom Slingsby proved once again that he is the one to beat in the league’s first season. The Australia SailGP Team dominated the field with a sweep of the races while becoming the first crew to break the 50-knot speed barrier in sail racing. Meanwhile, Rome Kirby’s U.S SailGP Team capsized in dramatic fashion and Dylan Fletcher and the British team took a violent nose dive resulting in boat damage that prevented them from finishing racing.

The stakes were higher than ever on the first and only day of racing in Cowes, as the last chance for teams to put points on the leaderboard before the final in Marseille, where the SailGP championship trophy and $1 million awaits the season winner.

In front of a packed crowd at the SailGP Race Village at Egypt Point, Slingsby set a new sail racing speed record, clocking in at 50.0 knots while crossing the finish line of the first race. It marked the first time in sail racing history that a boat broke the 50-knot speed barrier.

Earlier in the week, the Australian team sustained damage to its wing in practice and was unsure whether it would be able to race today, but Sunday morning saw all damage repaired and Slingsby raring to go. The team, which only had a couple hours of practice in its boat this week, made a deal with the French, who loaned the Aussies their boat in exchange for some training with Slingsby onboard.

“We were on the start today with a couple of hours sailing compared to a lot more sailing from a lot of the other teams. I was definitely worried,” said Slingsby. “It was hairy out there. It might have looked easy, but it definitely wasn’t. We just did our best and concentrated on ourselves. We heard other teams were having issues and it could have so easily happened to us.”
The United States SailGP Team capsized within 30 seconds of the start of race one, but surprisingly was able to compete in the rest of the day’s racing with quick assistance from the SailGP tech team. Despite a tough day, Kirby’s American team was able to climb the leaderboard for third place overall.

The Great Britain SailGP Team wasn’t as lucky. On the penultimate leg of the first race, the team dug its bow into the water, sending flight controller Chris Draper tumbling over Stuart Bithell in a dramatic crash. No injuries were sustained, however, the boat was too damaged to sail for the remainder of the day. Fletcher was massively disappointed, having had high hopes at his home event after breaking the 50-knot barrier and winning two of two practice races earlier in the week.

“We were sat there before the start of the racing watching the floods of crowd come in, it was amazing to see all that support and we were really looking forward to going racing,” said Fletcher. “Then, when we went bow down and that was us, game over for the day. We are so disappointed for ourselves but also the fans that came out to support us.”
Teaming up with the Australians paid off for Billy Besson and the French squad, which had its highest score yet, finishing second in the last race of the day, ahead of Japan and the United States.

Australia Japan China Cowes

“It was good for the moral, the work we did the last week here in Cowes was really great and we did a great job,” said Besson. “We will be pushing more for the last event in Marseille.”

Phil Robertson of the China SailGP Team also had his best finish yet on the Cowes racecourse, with a second-place race finish and third overall placing, making serious gains in stability and speed since New York.

“Wild…that was an absolutely crazy day,” said Phil Robertson. “The team is pretty happy with how we finished up, it was a pretty good day all in all. The big thing we learned this week was how to handle the boat a bit better and how to keep the boat safe as well on days like today.”

Nathan Outteridge was at the top of the leaderboard, one point ahead of the Australians going into Cowes, but, by the end of the day, the team was trying to hold its own and keep the boat in one piece. A crash down from the foils in race one caused Japan to break one of its grinding pedestals, drastically decreasing performance. Outteridge will have to close a gap of four points to be on par with Slingsby in Marseille.

“The main thing looking ahead to Marseille is to make the match race, and the goal will be to win that match race,” said Outteridge. “Today was a big step for us in securing that. Yes, we didn’t beat the Australians, we didn’t take a race off them here, but we extended our overall lead on the Americans.”
SailGP’s final stop for Season 1 is in Marseille. Fans can expect the racing to be fierce, with three full days of competition planned, an ultimate winner-takes-all match race for the SailGP championship trophy and $1 million purse.

Full Cowes SailGP results here

SailGP Season 1 current leaderboard here.

Juegos Panamericanos Lima 2019. El Lightning argentino de Conte, Giammona y Salerno ganan el oro, bronce para el 49er FX de Travascio/Branz.

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Los medallistas dorados de Lightning, Javier Conte, Paula Salerno y Nacho Giammona.

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Podio de la clase 49er FX con las argentinas Vicky Travascio y Sol Branz con sus medallas de bronce.

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Martine Grael y Kahena Kunze de Brasil, campeonas Panamericanas en 49er FX.

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Podio de la clase Snipe.

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Matheus Dellagnello de Brasil, ganador en clase Sunfish.



SailGP Cowes, repetición de la regata de práctica oficial.

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Dylan Fletcher puts a stake in the ground at home event

COWES, UK – August 8, 2019 – Home town hero Dylan Fletcher and his Great Britain SailGP Team set the pace during practise racing today, placing a target on their backs ahead of their home event.

The six national teams, comprising of the world’s best sailors, had their final day of practise following the King’s Cup – a major sailing event hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in support of their charitable causes, taking place on the SailGP racecourse. The Brits came out firing, to win both races.

True to its mission of redefining sailing, SailGP reached a new frontier in high-performance sailing earlier in the week, when Fletcher’s British team broke the 50-knot speed barrier on its home turf on the Solent, off the Isle of Wight. Fletcher didn’t hold the record for long. Australia’s Tom Slingsby went a knot faster on Wednesday to mark the highest speed of 51.24 knots. Overall leader Nathan Outteridge also joined the 50-knot club when the Japanese team hit 50.37 knots. The race is on to be the first to reach similar speeds during racing.

“The main thing is we did it first and on home waters. No one remembers who did it after,” said Fletcher. “We just knew we had to do it before the Australians. It was such a strong day for the breeze, and it was likely they were going to be going quicker, so we were stoked to do it first, especially on home waters.”

Slingsby’s Australia team was not present for practise racing today. On Wednesday after breaking Fletcher’s previously set speed record, the Australians broke their wing on the way to the dock.

In front of a full crowd in the SailGP Race Village at Egypt Point, Slingsby was noticeably irritated at Fletcher for breaking the 50-knot barrier first. “We weren’t on the water, and I was saying congratulations to Dylan, and then I heard them saying, ‘yeah it’s good to get one up on Tom.’ I was sitting on shore; I wasn’t allowed to go sailing and within five minutes of sailing the next day we had already broken it. We aren’t even reaching the limits of these boats, we were only in 20 knots of breeze, and we did 51 knots.”

Given Fletcher’s out-performance this week, the British squad is the team to watch. Everyone is gunning to beat the Brits on the racecourse, especially the United States’ Rome Kirby, who is just one point behind Fletcher on the leaderboard.

Fierce rivalries have emerged in SailGP Season 1, and Cowes serves as the last stage before teams contend for $1 million in Marseille. At the top of the leaderboard sit long-term friends and rivals Outteridge and Slingsby, who are separated by just one point.

“The racing is getting closer and tighter, particularly against the Australians,” said Outteridge. “It’s usually them or us, but in New York, we saw the Americans win a race and the British win one in San Francisco, so I think it’ll be closer. I don’t think it’s going to be a straight forward event. Looking at the weather coming, it could be quite intense.”

There’s no doubt SailGP Season 1 is turning out to be a close race all the way to the finish.

“We have home advantage, but I think there’s also a disadvantage in being the home team because the amount of pressure on you and the expectation,” said Fletcher. “Our eyes are all focused on the big prize.”

With strong winds and adverse weather anticipated for the first day of racing at Cowes SailGP, it is nearly certain that the expected weather will impact the schedule on Saturday, August 10.

Juegos Panamericanos Lima 2019. En windsurf masculino, Bautista Saubidet continúa primero.

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RESULTADOS PARCIALES HACER CLICK SOBRE CADA CLASE (todavía no están cargadas las regatas de hoy pero los puntos y las posiciones son correctas).


Mundial de Cadet en Krynica Morska, Polonia. Triunfo de los argentinos Julian Finsterbusch y Franco Barone del Club de Veleros San Isidro.

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Julian Finsterbusch (helm, middle right) and Franco Barone (crew, middle left)

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The International Cadet Class Association is happy to announce that yet another successful Cadet World Championship has been sailed. This year the Cadet World Championship 2019 was sailed in Krynica Morska, Poland.

The new World Champions (pictured here) are Julian Finsterbusch (helm, middle right) and Franco Barone (crew, middle left) from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Last year in Germany Julian was already a runner-up for the World Championship, winning Silver with his brother Matias.

Silver this year was won by Belgian contenders Thibaud Dirix & Thomas Winand and they made for a breathtaking finale with only 4 points difference with the number 1… Bronze was taken by a home team: Pawel Kajeta & Tymoteusz Roszkowski from Poland. The Ladies Trophy for the best female helm was won by Kristina Vasilyeva with her crew Elena Eliasina from Russia in place 4!

Special mention should be made of this year’s 5th place: Hugo Allison & James Gough. Hugo is already a World Champion in his own right taking home the Yachting World Trophy as a crew in 2015 in Riva, Italy!

Traditionally the Cadet Class also hosts a Promotional Regatta for those sailors who did not make it to their national selections. This year’s edition saw a very strong fleet with 68 boats, 32 of which were Polish! The Promos were won by Daisy Nunn & Oscar Bush from the UK. Silver was for Franciszek Rutkowski & Jan Kopyra, bronze for Piotr Cendrowski & Adam Rutkowski, both Polish teams.

Many thanks to our hosts in Krynica Morska and especially to Maciek Szaryński and his crew!




Los invitamos el día sábado 10 de Agosto a las 11:00hs a recibir a nuestros Campeones Mundiales Julián Finsterbusch & Franco Barone que disputaron el título entre 127 equipos de 12 naciones en Krynica Morska, Polonia.
El Equipo Argentino de Cadet que representó al CVSI obtuvo además el primer puesto en el Nacional Polaco para menores de 14 años con la dupla Matías Finsterbusch, que vivió su primer mundial como timonel, junto a Gonzalo Rodolfi como tripulante.
Pueden enviarles sus felicitaciones vía Instagram @clubdevelerossanisidro!
El Club de Veleros San Isidro hace historia en el yachting internacional: siendo el segundo año consecutivo en el que una tripulación nacida y entrenada en nuestro Club es Campeona Mundial!!!!
Seguimos sumando y trabajando desde las bases para formar deportistas dentro del ámbito de una familia unida como lo es nuestra institución. Felicitaciones y gracias a los chicos, padres y entrenadores por confiar y construir con esfuerzo y pasión un Club más grande cada día!!!!
A seguir entrenando un año más, que se viene Williamstown 2020 en Australia!
Club de Veleros San Isidro: Campeón y Sub Campeón mundial de la Clase Cadet por segundo año consecutivo!

Juegos Panamericanos Lima 2019. Los argentinos Bautista Saubidet y Celia Tejerina lideran en Windsurf.