Weymouth and Portland, the London 2012 sailing venue, will play host to the final big hit out before sailors make their way to Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games.
From 6-12 June, Weymouth and Portland will host 380 sailors from 44 nations across the ten Olympic fleets for the next instalment of the Sailing World Cup.
Many of the sailors racing on the British waters will be crowned an Olympic champion in just 66 days’ time. Weymouth and Portland will offer all the final opportunity to fine tune their technique and test themselves against their rivals in a formal regatta environment before Rio 2016.
The 25-boat Nacra 17 fleet will be one of the most competitive in Weymouth and Portland with no fewer than nine of the world’s top ten set to compete.
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Paralympic classes heading for exciting world championship finale at Delta Lloyd Regatta
The penultimate day of the 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta and the 2016 Para Sailing World Championships in Medemblik brought the best conditions of the week so far with an onshore onshore breeze building through the day to 12-16 knots by the end of racing. With sunny skies and great competition it was a near perfect day to be on the water. There was intense competition through all the fleets.
The 2016 Para Sailing World Championships are heading for an exciting conclusion on Saturday with medals still up for grabs in all three classes.
Favourites move up on third day at Delta Lloyd Regatta
For the third day in row competitors at the 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik had another different set of conditions to contend with. Early morning glassy water slowly changed into an onshore 7-12 knots. With all classes now including drop races, the form for the week is taking shape. In the 2016 Para Sailing World Championship, there are new leaders in the 2.4 Norlin OD and Sonar classes, while some of the favourites made great strides closer to the top across all three fleets.
The day started with a calm and windless IJsselmeer and definite prospects of lengthy postponements. In the end the first classes, the Laser, 2.4 Norlin OD, 49er and the Skud were released just after 12.00, some of them already nearly three hours behind schedule. Everyone knew it was going to be a long day. The Moth class didn’t even start racing until after 17.00
Patience is essential on second day of Delta Lloyd Regatta
Patience was the essential ingredient on the second day of the 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Netherlands, which incorporates the 2016 Para Sailing World Championships. Light and tricky winds lasted all day, testing race officials and sailors alike, with most fleets delayed at some point. The IJsselmeer was in stark contrast to Tuesday’s strong winds and in most fleets created some different winners.
In the Sonar class, the American team of Alphonsus Doerr/Hugh Freund/Brad Kendell (USA) picked up an unexpected win in the second race of the day after the Canadians were judged over the line. Following a third in the first race of the day this was enough to take the overall lead from British hands. John Robertson/Hannah Stodel/Stephen Thomas (GBR) picked up two seventh places to drop to second. Two second places for the German team of Lasse Klotzing/Jens Kroker/Siegmund Mainka (GER) was enough to move up to third. The first race of the day was won by the Israeli boat sailed by Dror Cohen/Arnon Efrati/Shimon Ben Yaacov (ISR).
Diego Botín y Iago López Marra se estrenan líderes en 49er en Medemblik
24 de Mayo de 2016
La tripulación cántabro-gallega hizo dos segundos y un primero
Los hermanos Carlos y Antón Paz ocupan la cuarta plaza
Hoy ha dado inicio en aguas de Medemblik (Holanda) la Delta Lloyd Regatta, única prueba selectiva para la tripulación que representará a España en los Juegos Olímpicos en Río en la clase 49er. Diego Botín y Iago López Marra se han estrenado como primeros líderes de la general. En una jornada muy dura con vientos de hasta 22 nudos de intensidad
La clase 49er disputó tres mangas en las que el cántabro Diego Botín y el gallego Iago López Marra desde buen principio se sintieron con confianza debutando con un segundo puesto en la primera manga, repetirían posición en la segunda y ganarían la tercera con total autoridad, con lo que se colocaban primeros de la general con una cómoda ventaja de siete puntos sobre los segundos clasificados, los británicos Rory y Neil Hunter. La tercera posición la ocupan los alemanes Justus Schmidt/Max Boheme.
Tres tripulaciones españolas se juegan la plaza olímpica de 49er en Holanda
23 de Mayo de 2016
Los hermanos Alonso, Botín/López Marra y los hermanos Paz
La Delta Lloyd Regatta se celebrará en Medemblik de martes a sábado
La última plaza olímpica que queda en juego para la confección definitiva del Equipo Olímpico Español de Vela, se pone en juego a partir de mañana y hasta el próximo sábado en la Delta Lloyd Regatta, que se celebra en aguas de Medemblik (Holanda). Tres tripulaciones optan a ella la de los hermanos Federico y Arturo Alonso, la de Diego Botin y Iago López Marra y la de los hermanos Carlos y Antón Paz.
El inglés repite el título de campeón del mundo y en el año olímpico.
Gran campeonato del argentino Julio Alsogaray que si no hubiese sido por un BFD y luego un RET, estaríamos hablando tal vez de un resultado top five o mejor.
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Created: 18 May 2016
18 May 2016 – Nick Thompson Repeats as Laser World Champion on Epic Final Day
(Riviera Nayarit, Mexico) Great Britain’s Nick Thompson won his second Laser World Championship and has now joined an elite group of sailors who can claim back-to-back titles in what many consider one of the world’s toughest sporting events.
The wind on the final day was only a 15 degrees south of the typical direction but caused the biggest place changes seen during 14 race series in the waters of Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. Big gains and losses affected both the championship leader and those further down the leader board. As Thompson said, “It was definitely very stressful!”
Laser Standard Men’s World Championship 2016 – Day 6
Nick Thompson Tightens His Grip on the Laser World Championship
Another day of champagne sailing in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico saw defending champion, Nick Thompson of Great Britain, extend his lead in the Laser Standard Men’s World Championship. Thompson not only posted the best result of the day by 8 points, but more importantly he put 15 points on his nearest rival, Jean-Bapiste Bernaz of France, to solidify his position on top of the leader board.
Once again Thompson chose the pin end of the start line for the first race in an 8-10 knot wind. As the start gun approached he decided to bail out early, gybe round and come back to the line on port tack. He found a hole with clear wind and worked the middle of the course as the fleet spread wide to round the first mark 5th in a tightly packed fleet led by Kristian Ruth and Francesco Marrai of Italy. Marrai passed Ruth on the reach to the outer loop and then extended throughout the race to take the winner’s gun as the wind continued to increase. Thompson unusually had a bad downwind and dropped to tenth place, a position he protected for the rest of the race.
Laser Standard Men’s World Championship 2016 – Day 5
Thompson Tops the Leader Board While Kontides Has Flawless Day
(Riviera Nayarit, Mexico) Challenging conditions today at the Laser Standard Men’s World Championship as the wind went from 9 knots at the start of the day’s first race, to 20 knots during the second. Only two of the top-ten sailors avoided adding a discard race to their score line today as the Finals Series got underway in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.
Nick Thompson of Great Britain remains on top of the leader board, but the day belonged to the 2012 Olympic silver medalist Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus who mastered the widest range of conditions seen so far in this championship. Starting near the pin in today’s first race in 9 knots of wind, Kontides quickly got clear and was able to cross the fleet early and pick his way up the beat to round fifth.
A very happy Kontides said, “As the wind started to increase it went right and I was able to get through to first place on the second windward leg. In the second race I went middle right and hiked hard as the wind increased to over 18 knots. I rounded the first mark with Philipp Buhl and we had a great race in the full planing conditions. I passed Philipp near the end of the reach, extended a little downwind then I had to work hard to keep him behind on the second upwind leg.”