Hempel World Cup Series Genova, día 5. Medal race para Yago y Klaus Lange en 49er y para Lange/Carranza y Majdalani/Bosco en Nacra 17.

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Scene set for 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Medal Races
For immediate release: 04/19/2019
Issued on behalf of: World Sailing

The scene has been set for the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Medal Races at Hempel World Cup Series Genoa following the conclusion of fleet racing in the Italian city.

The fifth day of competition in Genoa saw a long awaited 6-9 knot steady western breeze arrive, ensuring that 41 of 42 races were completed.

Italy’s Carlotta Omari and Matilda Distefano will lead the home nations hopes as they take a narrow advantage into the 49erFX Medal Race. Australian brothers David and Lachy Gilmour have New Zealand’s hottest sailing properties, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, hot on their heels in the 49er and the advantage will be with Ben Saxton and Nicola Boniface (GBR) in the Nacra 17.

All Medal Races will be live on World Sailing’s YouTube Channel here - https://youtu.be/kyGGiRqiUdw.

The Men’s and Women’s 470, Laser Radial and Finn completed three good races and the only dampener on the day was in the Laser fleet who could not complete a final blue fleet race.

Italy’s Omari and Distefano advanced into pole position in the 49erFX after finding near perfect form on the race track. From four gold fleet races the Italians secured a 3-2-1-2 scoreline.

Their consistent performance has given them a four point lead over Ida Marie Baad Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen (DEN) heading into Saturday’s Medal Race. Overnight leaders Odile van Aanholt and Marieke Jongens (NED) dropped to third, eight points off the leaders after a mixed day.

In the hunt for selection for Tokyo 2020 at the first of two Dutch qualification events, van Aanholt and Jongens are seven places clear of compatriots Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz with just the Medal Race remaining.

Australia’s Gilmour brothers moved up to first overall after four gold fleet races in the 49er but the biggest movers were New Zealand Olympic champions and America’s Cup winners Burling and Tuke.

Burling and Tuke sailed their way to a 2-9-5-(22) scoreline which pushed them from tenth up into second and six points off the Australian leaders.

The points are tight across the board and as many as seven teams have a realistic chance of claiming a podium spot in Saturday’s Medal Race.

Four blue and four yellow fleet races brought fleet racing to a close in the Nacra 17 and Great Britain’s Saxton and Boniface will take a seven point lead into the Medal Race.

Saxton and Boniface picked up a (6)-1-4-3 in the yellow fleet and have some daylight over Iker Martinez and Olga Maslivets (ESP) who secured a (16)-1-3-6 in the blue fleet.

Thomas Zajac and Barbara Matz (AUT) sit third, three points off the Spaniards. Two Italian teams, Lorenzo Bressani and Cecilia Zorzi and 2018 World Champions Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti are fourth and fifth. They are firmly in contention for a medal.

The Men’s and Women’s 470 came into Friday having only completed one race, the least out of all eight events. There was eagerness to race in every competitor who queued at the launching ramp at 09:00 for the 10:00 start.

Although there was a delay on the water, both the Men’s and Women’s 470 completed three races with contenders for the medals emerging.

Consistency was at a premium on the water but a win in the first race of the day followed by a sixth and a discarded 30th positions Carl-Fredrik Fock and Marcus Dackhammar (SWE) at the top of the 44-boat fleet.

Dackhammar was surprised at taking the overall lead ashore after racing but his competitors also had mixed days with no one finding it easy. In terms of points accumulated, the 25 that Zangjun Xu and Chao Wang (CHN) gathered from a 12-12-1 scoreline was the highlight of the day.

“If you make one small mistake on the course, you would end up so far back,” commented Dackhammer. “A simple mistake such as not being as close to the line at the start, not pushing it that little bit extra at the start can make a difference.

“Today the wind came in from so many directions that you just have to trust your own sailing and believe in it.”

In light winds, the risk and reward ratio is slim and the Swedes benefited from that in their opening two races but not so much with their 30th. He concluded, “We’ve taken some risks but it is unavoidable sometimes. You can’t take too many though. It’s really tough out there because there are so many tight situations.”

Kazuto Doi and Naoya Kimura (JPN) sit second on 19 points and Switzerland’s Killian Wagen and Gregoire Siegwart are third on 23 points.

Consistency was found in the 35-boat Women’s 470 fleet with both Brazil’s Fernanda Oliveira and Ana Luiza Barbachan and Italy’s Benedetta di Salle and Alessandra Dubbini recording three single digit scores.

The Brazilians (5)-3-1 has given them the lead. “First of all, the breeze came today so it was a good day for everyone,” exclaimed Oliveira. “But for us, it was a really amazing day, even though the conditions were very difficult and shifty.”

Di Salle and Dubbini are eight points off the Brazilians in third with Gil Cohen and Noa Lasry (ISR) separating both teams.

There is a three way tie for the lead in the Laser Radial between Dongshuang Zhang (CHN), Vasileia Karachaliou (GRE) and Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN).

The trio are locked on five points after three races in the blue and yellow fleets. Zhang controlled the blue fleet, securing two race wins and a third. Meanwhile Karachaliou was close behind Zhang in both of her wins and took the final bullet of the day.

In the yellow fleet, Rio 2016 bronze medallist Rindom took a race win, a second and a third, which she discards. The remaining yellow fleet victories went to Isabella Bertold (CAN) who is sixth and the eighth placed Manami Doi (JPN).

2017 and 2018 Laser World Champion Pavlos Kontides (CYP) is the model of consistency in the 111-boat Laser fleet. The Cypriot is the only competitor that does not hold a double digit score and it has resulted in him grabbing the lead.

The Laser pack completed their opening series on Friday and will advance to gold and silver fleet racing on Saturday before Sunday’s Medal Race.

Kontides will carry a four point advantage over Jonatan Vadnai (HUN) in the gold fleet. Hempel World Cup Series Miami gold medallist Hermann Tomasgaard (NOR) is third overall but there is minimal separation at the top of the pack and with three races to follow, anything can happen.

Alex Muscat (ESP) put a dent in Oskari Muhonen’s (FIN) lead in the 20-boat Finn fleet following a 1-2-3 scoreline. Muhonen scored a second, a third and a ninth, which he discards, as his advantage was trimmed down to just two points. Three fleet races remain in the Finn.

Medal Races are scheduled to start at 10:00 local time on Saturday 20 April for the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17. The remaining fleets will continue fleet racing ahead of their Medal Races on Sunday 21 April.

By Daniel Smith – World Sailing


Hempel World Cup Series Genova, día 3.

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First Laser Radial victories go to Høst (NOR) and Jayet (SUI)
For immediate release: 04/17/2019
Issued on behalf of: World Sailing

Laser Radial racing commenced on the third day of competition at Hempel World Cup Series Genoa and Line Flem Høst (NOR) and Switzerland’s Maud Jayet took the first race wins of the series to share an early lead.

The 67-boat fleet is split into blue and yellow for the qualification series and the Norwegian triumphed over Greek favourite Vasileia Karachaliou in the blue fleet with Jayet defeating Rio 2016 bronze medallist Anne-Marie Rindom in the yellow.

Only the Laser Radial and the 49er yellow fleet managed to complete a race on Wednesday as a consistent breeze failed to develop. A 3-4 knot south easterly breeze was just enough for the Laser Radial and 49er to sail. The 470s and Finn will have to wait another day to get their competition underway. Meanwhile the Nacra 17 remain on three qualification races, the 49erFX on five and the Laser on two.

The calibre of competitors in the Laser Radial is extremely high with numerous Olympic, World Championship and World Cup medallists.

Mistakes can be punished quickly but racing in the yellow fleet, Jayet was near faultless, leading at every mark. “I started quickly,” commented Jayet, “I got out of the pack to sail at the front of the race and managed to beat Anne-Marie.”

Long waits on the water for a sailable breeze to develop can make the mind wander and when racing does start, concentration levels have to rise as the Swiss racer explained, “It is hard to keep focused when everything is going slowly. You have to learn to be patient. As soon as you lose focus you would lose your speed. In days like this, whoever is the most patient will be in front.

“From the start, I try to relax. Instead of running after the gusts, I just wait until I get one. It was one of those days where you could see girls on the other side of the course had more wind but by the time you would get there, it would go. You have to wait your turn and eventually it will come.”

The secret to mastering the conditions and maintain focus is simple, as Jayet continued, “You have to force yourself to sail and train in these conditions. Whenever people see light winds they might not train. You have to train in really light sessions and learn how to stay calm. It’s important to get used to it. None of us can choose what we sail in so we have to try and be good in strong and light winds.”

And as a Swiss sailor from Lausanne, sailing out of Societe Nautique de Geneve, has training and sailing on famous Lake Geneva helped? “I don’t sail on the lake much anymore,” she laughed, “but on days like this, I wish I did more often.”

Jayet took the race win ahead of Rindom with Canadian Olympian Isabella Bertold and Daphne van der Vaart (NED) following.

In the blue fleet, Flem Høst was equally impressive, leading from start, “I managed to separate well from the fleet so I could get some private wind,” explained the Norwegian. “Then it was about staying on top of everyone which I managed to do.”

On keeping focus, the Norwegian had a similar mindset to Jayet, commenting, “It is hard to keep focused. You see everyone coming from behind so it’s important to focus on doing the basics right and keeping calm. I just focused on myself and tried to forget about everyone else.

“You can train the technique in lighter winds, speed, tacks and gybes so you have the right technique but then it’s about breathing right and keeping your cool.”

Greece’s Karachaliou followed Flem Høst in to the finish with the experienced Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR) and Carolina Albano (ITA) coming through in third and fourth respectively.

Just one 49er race was completed and Croatian World Champions Sime and Mihovil Fantela clinched it, securing their second race victory from three completed so far. Their remaining race result is a disqualification that they picked up in the opening race.

The blue race was the third of the series and does not yet count on the overall leaderboard as the yellow were unable to complete a race on the water. Once their third race is completed the scores will be combined.

Racing is scheduled to continue at 11:00 local time on Thursday 17 April with additional races planned for all fleets in a bid to catch up on those lost.

By Daniel Smith – World Sailing


Tokio 2020. Blanca Manchon será la representante española en RS:X.

Fuente info RFEV

17 de abril de 2019

La RFEV designa a Blanca Manchón para representar al windsurf femenino español en Tokio 2020

La sevillana competirá por segunda vez en unos Juegos Olímpicos. Su primera participación fue en Atenas 2004.

La andaluza Blanca Manchón ha sido designada por el Comité de Preparación Olímpica de la Real Federación Española de Vela para participar en la clase RS:X femenino en los Juegos Olímpicos de Tokio 2020. A falta de que el Comité Ejecutivo y la Junta de Federaciones Olímpicas del COE aprueben el equipo olímpico español definitivo.

Esta será la segunda participación de Manchón en unos Juegos. Su primera experiencia olímpica fue en Atenas 2004, cuando tenía 17 años, donde fue octava y ganó un diploma olímpico.

La propia Manchón fue quien durante el campeonato del mundo de vela olímpica disputado el pasado verano en Aarhus, Dinamarca, ganó la plaza de país para el windsurf femenino al terminar la competición en la decimosegunda posición. Ahora, tras ganar la Semana Olímpica Andaluza, y ser novena en el Campeonato de Europa de RS:X, y mejor representante española, (pruebas designadas como clasificatorias y de observación para escoger a la representante nacional de RS:X femenino en Tokio 2020) se ha hecho con la plaza nominal para volver a disputar unos Juegos Olímpicos.

El entrenador nacional de RS:X femenino, Federico Esposito, y el director de preparación olímpica de la RFEV, Asier Fernández, realizaron un informe en favor de Blanca Manchón como candidata a representar al país en Tokio 2020. Esta propuesta fue estudiada y aceptada por el Comité de Preparación Olímpica que preside el vicepresidente deportivo de la RFEV, Joaquín González Devesa.

Blanca Manchón ha dicho sentirse “muy orgullosa” por haber alcanzado este reto. “Ha sido duro conseguir este objetivo por el que he trabajado estos dos últimos años pero ahora estoy muy contenta sabiendo que volveré a representar a mi país en unos Juegos Olímpicos”, ha asegurado.

La sevillana también ha tenido unas palabras para su compañera de equipo Marina Alabau, quien a principio de esta temporada decidió apearse de la vela olímpica. “Me hubiera gustado poder seguir con el tú a tú con Marina, es una pena pero entiendo su decisión y la respeto”.

Manchón asegura que “ahora el objetivo es la medalla”. “El primer paso para mi era clasificarme para ir a los Juegos y ahora me toca centrarme en cómo puedo ganar esa medalla, que es lo único que me queda por conseguir”.

En su recuerdo está Atenas 2004. “Cuando fui con 17 años fue como estar en un videojuego, pasaban todo tipo de estrellas por delante mío, fue algo increíble y encima conseguí un diploma”, recuerda Manchón. “Ahora será algo diferente. Las regatas con poca gente se me suelen dar bien, me siento muy cómoda en flotas reducidas y creo que tengo muchísimas opciones de ganar una medalla”.

Palmarés de Blanca Manchón

Blanca Manchón (6 de marzo de 1987) es una deportista sevillana que compite en la clase olímpica RS:X femenino.

Diploma olímpico, octava clasificada, en Mistral femenino en Atenas 2004.
Campeona del mundo juvenil en la clase Mistral (antiguo windsurf olímpico) en 2002 y 2005.
Campeona del mundo en RS:X femenino en 2010 y subcampeona en 2009.
Campeona de Europa en la clase Mistral en 2005 y subcampeona en 2004.
Campeona de Europa en RS:X femenino en 2005 y 2006, subcampeona en 2004 y 2009 y medalla de bronce en 2007.
Premio ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2010 en categoría femenina (galardón otorgado por la federación internacional de vela al mejor regatista del año).

Resultados 2018 – 2019

Copa del Mundo Miami 2018 – Bronce
Semana Olímpica Andaluza 2018 – Oro
Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar 2018 – Octavo puesto
Juegos del Mediterráneo, Tarragona 2018 – Oro
Campeonato del Mundo de vela olímpica 2018 – Decimosegunda puesto y clasificación de país para Tokio 2020
Copa del Mundo Miami 2019 – Octavo puesto
Semana Olímpica Andaluza 2019 – Oro
Campeonato de Europa 2019 – Noveno puesto

Hempel World Cup Series Genova, día 1.

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Germans off to the perfect start as Hempel World Cup Series Genoa opens
For immediate release: 04/15/2019
Issued on behalf of: World Sailing

Germany’s Tim Fischer and Fabian Graf got off to a perfect start in the Men’s Skiff – 49er as the first ever Hempel World Cup Series event in Italy commenced in Genoa with racing in the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17.

In a split 65-boat 49er pack, the Germans won both of the day’s races in the blue fleet and were the standout performers across the three Olympic events on the water. Meanwhile, in the yellow fleet, New Zealand’s Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie picked up a race win and a second to occupy the second podium spot in the early stages of the event.

Sweden’s Julia Gross and Hanna Klinga lead after two races in the Women’s Skiff – 49erFX and in the Mixed Multihull – Nacra 17, Ben Saxton and Nicola Boniface (GBR) and Italy’s Lorenzo Bressani and Cecilia Zorzi share top spot with a win apiece.

Following racing, World Sailing President Kim Andersen joined the Mayor of Genoa, President of FIV and other local officials in the famous Piazza De Ferrari to officially open the event.

Speaking at the ceremony, Andersen said, “To host the World Cup in Genoa, an iconic sailing city, is a very special feeling. The capital of Italy may be Rome, but Genoa is truly a sailing capital. And as we know, the port of Genoa is one of the biggest and most important, not to mention beautiful, in the Mediterranean, and has been for centuries.

“I would like to thank all you for being here this evening and showing your support for what will be a truly wonderful celebration of sailing.”

Genoa was bathed in sunshine throughout Monday and light winds, varying from 5-12 knots meant that sailors had to think about every move methodically in each race.

Germany’s 49er squad has been excelling recently. At Hempel World Cup Series Miami, four German teams made it to the Medal Race and Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel (GER) made it to the top step of the podium.

Fischer and Graf finished seventh in Miami and got off to a superb start in Genoa with a pair of victories. Tokyo 2020 is approaching fast and with many teams qualification events coming up, everyone is aiming to peak.

“We [the German 49er team] just keeping push each other,” explained Graf on their recent success, “and we are trying to be better than our team mates. We train a lot and have some good coaching. There are a lot of talented guys in this team and we just want to beat each other.”

When national squads are formed, it can be said that the ethos is to develop as a squad and achieve good, collective results. Whilst this is evident with the German team, Graf demonstrates a hunger to be the best within the squad and knows what he has to do to ensure both he and Fischer are at Tokyo 2020.

“We have three competitions,” he explained about the German Tokyo 2020 selection process. “The 2019 Worlds, the 2020 Worlds after that and then Princesa Sofia. So we just have to try and be the best team. The guys who achieve the most points from that will get the spot. We have an internal scoring system.

And does he fancy his chances? “For sure,” he smiled, “We are the youngsters. We feel no pressure at all. We just try to be good, like today, do it our own way and in the end we’ll see if it’s good for us or if we have to try again in 2024.”

Sailing in their first World Cup regatta since April 2016, Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallists and America’s Cup winners, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL), finished 14th and 15th in the blue fleet and are 31st overall.

Their compatriots, McHardie and McKenzie, continue to fly the Kiwi flag at the top of the leaderboard following a first and a second in the yellow fleet and Australian brothers David and Lachy Gilmour are in third.

Sweden’s Gross and Klinga top the 49erFX leaderboard on four points after a third and a first in the blue fleet. Fellow blue fleet racers, Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA), sailed their way to a second and a sixth which positions them in second. Helene Naess and Marie Rønningen (NOR) took the remaining blue fleet race win.

Wins in the yellow fleet went to Stephanie Roble and Margaret Shea (USA) and Tanja Frank and Lorena Abicht (AUT).

In the Nacra 17, the yellow fleet completed two races with one in the blue. Saxton and Boniface took the blue fleet win and Bressani and Zorzi the first yellow. The second yellow fleet race will apply once the blue race is completed on Tuesday. The race win in the second yellow fleet went to Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders (NZL).

The qualifying series in the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 continues on Tuesday at 11:00. The Men’s and Women’s 470, Laser, Laser Radial and the Finn will also start their opening series.

By Daniel Smith – World Sailing


Campeonato de Europa de RS:X, final de campeonato y noveno puesto para los españoles Iván Pastor y Blanca Manchón.

Fuente info RFEV

13 de abril de 2019

Manchón (RS:X femenino) y Pastor (RS:X masculino) finalizan novenos en el Campeonato de Europa de windsurf

La regatista andaluza Blanca Manchón se perfila como máxima candidata a representar a España en los Juegos Olímpicos de Tokio 2020.

Blanca Manchón e Iván Pastor, novenos en sus respectivas categorías, fueron los deportistas españoles más destacado del Campeonato de Europa de RS:X, prueba que se ha disputado esta semana en la Bahía de Palma de Mallorca bajo la organizaicón del Club Náutico Arenal y que ha contado con una participación de más de 300 windsurfistas de todo el mundo.

La andaluza Blanca Manchón aprovechó la última manga del Campeonato de Europa de RS:X para mejorar posiciones y finalizó en el decimosegundo puesto de la general y fue la novena mejor deportistas europea en categoría femenina absoluta.

Esta prueba era de suma importancia para las windsurfistas españolas pues servía para escoger a la representante nacional en los Juegos Olímpicos de Tokio 2020. Tras ganar la plaza de país en el mundial de Aarhus el pasado verano, el comité de preparación olímpica de la RFEV designo la Semana Olímpica Andaluza (disputada el pasado marzo) y el Campeonato de Europa de 2019 (que terminó hoy en Mallorca) como pruebas de selección y observación de cara a la cita olímpica del próximo verano.

En ambas regatas Blanca Manchón ha sido la mejor deportista nacional y ahora solo queda esperar a que el comité de preparación olímpica confirme que la windsurfista andaluza será la representante española del RS:X femenino en Tokio 2020.

“A partir de ahora ya puedo centrarme en cómo conseguir una medalla”, aseguró Manchón al terminar el campeonato. La andaluza recordó llevar “los dos últimos años trabajando con Tokio 2020 como principal objetivo” y se mostró “súper contenta” de estar una vez más muy cerca de competir en unos Juego Olímpicos.

En categoría masculina, el alicantino Iván Pastor fue el único español en disputar una medal race en el Campeonato de Europa de RS:X y lo hizo terminando en la quinta posición de esta regata final, lo que le valió para confirmar la novena posición en la clasificación general. El segundo mejor español en esta categoría fue el canario Ángel Granda, quien finalizó la competición en la decimoquinta posición general.

En cuanto a las clases juveniles, la mallorquina Andrea Torres (CN Arenal) fue la española más destacada: se hizo con la decimonovena posición de su clase y fue la tercera mejor regatista Sub 17 del campeonato. Por su parte, Naiara Fernández (CNA) terminó en la sexta posición Sub 17 con su hermana Zoe Fernández (CNA) en la octava plaza y Emma Vanrell (CM San Antonio de la Playa) en el noveno puesto.

El mejor windsurfista español en categoría juvenil masculina fue el balear Biel Lladó (RCN Palma), quien completó el campeonato en la vigesimosegunda posición de la general absoluta. En la clasificación Sub 17 destacaron Josep Estrany (CNA) y Xicu Ferrer (CNA), séptimo y octavo respectivamente.

La presidenta del CSD visita a los windsurfistas españoles

La jornada final del Campeonato de Europa de RS:X estuvo marcara por la visita de la presidenta del Consejo Superior de Deportes, María José Rienda, quien se acercó hasta la playa del Arenal en las horas previas al comienzo de las pruebas junto a la presidenta de la Rea Federación Española de Vela, Julia Casanueva, y el director de preparación olímpica de vela, Asier Fernández.

Rienda aprovechó la mañana para conversar con Iván Pastor y Blanca Manchón, entre otros deportistas nacionales, y desearles suerte antes de salir al mar. La presidenta del CSD se interesó también por cómo es la preparación olímpica de los windsurfistas españoles y quiso conocer de primera mano cómo es el material con el que navegan y qué tipo de condiciones son las que les esperan en la bahía de Enoshima, lugar en que se disputarán las pruebas de vela de Tokio 2020.

Tras su encuentro con los deportistas, María José Rienda se embarco para seguir desde el mar las útliams pruebas del Campeonato de Europa de windsurf olímpico que se ha disputado a lo largo de esta semana en Mallorca bajo la organizaicón del Club Náutico Arenal.


Campeonato de Europa de RS:X, día 3.

Fuente info RFEV

11 de abril de 2019

Pastor, séptimo, y Manchón, octava, continúan mejorando posiciones en el Campeonato de Europa de RS:X

Blanca Manchón e Iván Pastor continúan al frente de la representación española que está compitiendo en el Campeonato de Europa de RS:X que se está disputando en Mallorca bajo la organización del Club Náutico Arenal. La jornada de hoy fue la tercera de la competición por el título continental y mañana viernes se disputarán las últimas mangas clasificatorias para conseguir el pase a la medal race de este sábado, manga final destinada a los diez mejores windsurfistas de cada categoría.

El alicantino Iván Pastor continuó con su trayectoria ascendente y dio el salto hasta la séptima posición de la general absoluta y europea. Con solo dos pruebas, de tres previstas, completadas, el windsurfista español registró unos parciales de 11 y 4 para sumar 43 puntos netos, lo que le sitúa a siete puntos de la medalla de bronce. Los siguientes españoles en la general de RS:X masculino son Sergi Escandell (28) y Ángel Granda (29).

En categoría absoluta femenina, Blanca Manchón subió hoy hasta la octava posición de la clasificación europea. La windsurfista andaluza tuvo un inicio de jornada complicado con un 29, que se convierte en su descarte, pero salvó el resto del día con unos parciales de 10+14.

El día se antojó complicado para la andaluza Pilar Lamadrid, quien empezó con un quinto puesto pero sufrió en los últimos compases de la jornada con unos resultados de 22+38. Aún así, Lamadrid mejoró su posición y subió al decimosegundo puesto de la general europea, a solo cinco puntos del top 10.

El juvenil Biel Lladó (RCN Palma) se estrenó en el grupo oro de su categoría con unos parciales muy alejados de los resultados que obtuvo en las dos primeras jornadas. Con un 17 como mejor resultado del día, el balear descendió hasta la decimonovena posición de la general juvenil.

Por su parte, los regatistas Sub 17 Xicu Ferrer y Josep Estrany, ambos del Club Náutico Arenal, terminaron la tercera jornada del Campeonato de Europa de RS:X en sexta y séptima posición respectivamente.

En la clasificación femenina Sub 17 la mallorquina Andre Torres (CNA) sigue al frente de la representación española y se mantiene en la cuarta posición. Le acompañan en el top 10 Naiara Fernández (CNA), sexta, Zoe Fernández (CNA), octava, y Emma Vanrell (CM San Antonio de la Playa), novena.

Mañana, viernes 12 de abril, el Campeonato de Europa de RS:X vivirá su cuarta jornada, último día de regatas clasificatorias para conseguir el pase a la medal race de este sábado.