Barcelona Laser Master Championship 2019, resultados finales.


Vencedores Láser Standard.

Vencedores Láser Standard, Radial Femenino y Radial Masculino.

Vencedores Láser Radial.

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Leandro Rosado en Standard e Ian Jones en Radial vencedores del BDO Barcelona Laser Master Championship 2019

La ausencia de viento deja sin pruebas la tercera y última jornada

A pesar de los diferentes intentos del Comité de Regata de establecer algún recorrido, el escaso, instable y rolón viento de la mañana no permitiría iniciar ninguna de las pruebas previstas. Pasado el mediodía las insuficientes rachas cesaron y el viento desapareció del campo de regatas, con lo que en Comité mandó a la flota de regreso a puerto.
De esta manera la clasificación establecida tras la jornada del sábado, segunda del campeonato, pasa a ser definitiva, con lo que el regatista del RCN de Barcelona Leandro Rosado “Aprendiz” gana en el aparejo Standard y el británico Ian Jones del DovestoneSailing Club “Master”, en el aparejo Radial.
En los Campeonatos Master también se establecen categorías por edad. En Standard el ganador en categoría Master ha sido el alemán Roger Schulz, noveno en la General, mientras que otro alemán, Thomas Mueller, segundo en la General es el vencedor en Grand Master.
En Radial, con una flota más amplia, el vencedor en “Grand Master” es Pep Campi del CV Calella, segundo en la General, mientras que el francés Jean PhilippeGalledel CN St Raphael, decimocuarto de la General, es el primero en la venerable categoría de Great Grand Máster, para regatistas de más de más de 65 años, que no son pocos para un barco tan exigente como el Láser.
En categoría femenina repite triunfo Mónica Azón del CN El Masnou, seguida de María del Mar de Ros y de Elena Sáez de Juan, ambas del RCN de Barcelona.
La primera jornada del BDO Barcelona Laser Master Championship 2019, en la que se completaron dos pruebas, estuvo marcada por el fuerte viento del suroeste que causó vuelcos y abandonos. En la del sábado, la segunda, en viento resultó mucho más manejable pero la mar de fondo de los días anteriores complicó la vida a los regatistas. Se completaron cinco pruebaspermitiendo que cada patrón se descartara de su peor resultado y se cambió de líder en ambos aparejos.
En el BDO Barcelona Laser Master Championship 2019 han competido 104 barcos de una veintena de países, 33 Standard y 69 Radial.

Clasificación General
STANDARD
1º ESP. ROSADO, Leandro / Real Club Náutico de Barcelona -Appren 1 (11) 2 1 1 5
2º GER. MUELLER, Thomas / SCLM GM 4 3 (23) 2 2 11
3º ESP. ROIG ALEGRE, Antoni / CV Calella GM 9 (15) 1 4 3 17
4º ESP. DORESTE BLANCO, José Luís / CN Port D´Aro GM 5 2 3 (11) 8 18

RADIAL
1º GBR. JONES, Ian / Dovestone Sailing Club – Master – (3) 1 2 1 1 5
2º ESP. CAMPI, Pep / Club Vela Calella – GM – 2 8 (14) 2 2 14
3º IRL. CRAIG, Sean / Royal St. George Yacht Club – GM – 1 2 6 (18) 11 20
4º NED. DE MIRANDA, Freek / WSV De Doordrijvers – Master – 4 3 OCS (68) 6 14 27

Clasificación por categorías

STANDARD
1er Clasificado Master GER. SCHULZ, Roger.(20) 17 4 8 534
1er Clasificado Grand Master GER. MUELLER, Thomas / SCLM.4 3 (23) 2 2 11

RADIAL
1er Clasificado Master. GBR. JONES, Ian / Dovestone Sailing Club – (3) 1 2 1 1 5
1er Clasificado Grand Master.ESP. CAMPI, Pep / Club Vela Calella – 2 8 (14) 2 2 14
1er ClasificadoGreat Grand Master.FRA GALLE, Jean Philippe / CN St Raphael 9 4 18 (28) 2051

LASER RADIAL FÉMINAS
1ª ESP. AZÓN, Monica / CN El Masnou- Master – 16 7 1 OCS (68) 529
2ªESP.DE ROS, Maria del Mar / RCN deBarcelona – Appren – (30) 24 10 30 2993
3ª ESP. SAEZ DE JUAN, Elena / RCN deBarcelona – Master – (42) 29 30 27 31117

Categorías

STANDARD (hombres)
35 – 44 años – Aprendiz
45 – 54 años – Master
55 – 64 años – Grand Master
65 – 74 años – Great Grand Master
Más de 75 años – Legend Master

RADIAL (mujeres y hombres)
35 – 44 años – Aprendiz
45 – 54 años – Master
55 – 64 años – Grand Master
65 – 74 años – Great Grand Master
75 años o más Legend Master

**BDO Barcelona Laser Máster Championship 2019, cuenta con el patrocinio de BDO, una de las mayores organizaciones internacionales de servicios profesionales que presta servicios globalmente con una metodología homogénea en 162 países y también con la colaboración de Barcelona International Sailing Center, Federació Catalana de Vela, Unión Suiza y Estrella Damm.

Hempel World Cup Series Final Marsella. Italia se lleva el Nations Trophy.



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Italy crowned Hempel World Cup Series Nations Trophy Champions
For immediate release: 06/09/2019
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The Italian Sailing Team won the Hempel World Cup Series Nations Trophy, awarded to the highest performing nation at the Final, on Sunday 9 June as the 2019 series concluded in Marseille, France.

Team Italy were in outstanding form all week long and won gold in three of the ten Olympic events and added one silver and two bronze medals to their impressive haul.

Marseille was plagued with a light fickle breeze on the final day which was only deemed suitable for racing at 16:00 local time. By the time a 6-10 knot north west breeze came in, the Laser, Laser Radial and Finn Medal Races had been cancelled and only allowed the Men’s and Women’s 470 to complete theirs within the allocated time slot.

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Hempel World Cup Series Final Marsella. En Nacra 17, quinto puesto para los argentinos Lange/Carranza.





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Camboni clinches dramatic RS:X gold as six podiums decided at the Hempel World Cup Series Final
For immediate release: 06/08/2019
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After a hard earned Men’s RS:X Medal Race win, Mattia Camboni (ITA) moved from fourth up first to claim the Hempel World Cup Series title as six fleets concluded racing in Marseille, France.

Camboni won the first gold medal of the day in the Men’s RS:X and was swiftly followed by Dutch racer, Lilian de Geus in the Women’s RS:X. Having led for most of the week, Italy’s Vittorio Bissaro and Maelle Frascari sealed the deal in the Nacra 17 and the 49er and 49erFX titles went to the way of Federico and Arturo Alonso (ESP) and Julie Bossard and Aude Compan (FRA). Nicolas Parlier (FRA) won the Open Kiteboarding Medal Race and with it, gold.

Today’s champions claim the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series titles and a further five will be crowned after Sunday’s Medal Races.

After strong wind conditions all week long, the final day played out in a variable 8-10 knot north westerly breeze.

Camboni led the Men’s RS:X fleet over the first three days of the event but on Friday, after an up and down day, he dropped to fourth. Gold was still within his reach though as just seven points separated the top five who all had a shot. Piotr Myszka led on 26 points followed by Daniele Benedetti (ITA) on 27, Pierre Le Coq (FRA) on 29, Camboni on 32 and Louis Giard (FRA) on 33.

Myszka started the race in gold medal position and got off to the best start. The fleet headed to the right side of the track and Spain’s Angel Granda-Roque (ESP) was able to advance. Camboni stuck closely to the Spaniard and found the right layline on the race track to push ahead and grab the lead as Myszka started to struggle.

Camboni clinched the lead on the final downwind and claimed the win, punching the air with celebratory relief as he knew he would win a medal.

The colour was to be decided as the points were tight and Camboni watched the fleet sail through. Giard followed in third with Benedetti coming through in fifth, Myszka in seventh and le Coq in ninth.

This handed Camboni the gold medal with his compatriot Benedetti picking up silver. Giard completed the podium on 39 points as Myszka missed out on a medal entirely by a single point.

“This means a lot,” expressed Camboni. “Last year I missed out on a medal and it’s so good to be at the top, especially at the final of the World Cup.

“I didn’t have a good start but I said okay, now I have to give everything. I knew I could do it. I really like these conditions and I just did the easy things right – good laylines and pumped a lot. I just believed and knew I could do it. I had some luck but I had a really good week and was hoping for a medal.”

The Hempel World Cup Series Final also acted as a qualification event for the Italian RS:X team for READY STEADY TOKYO – Sailing, the Olympic test event. Camboni’s victory will go a long way in him taking the single Italian spot but he is happy to share his success with a compatriot, “It’s nice to be at the top with Daniele. It will be a big fight to get to the Olympic Games and the one who will go with have a good chance at a medal.”

Lilian de Geus (NED) had a comfortable advantage heading into the Women’s RS:X Medal Race. She stayed out of trouble in a light wind final race, finishing third which confirmed gold.

“It feels really good, I’m really happy,” said de Geus. “Last year I just missed the gold after the Medal Race and now I’ve managed to do it. I was feeling good in Marseille this week. I was consistent and that was the key for me.”

Saskia Sills (GBR) clinched silver the hard way. The British racer looked to stick close to her nearest rival, Flavia Tartaglini (ITA), in the early part of the race but quickly found herself at the back of the fleet.

Tartaglini also struggled at the back of the fleet in eighth place but Stefania Elfutina separated the Italian and British racer. Silver looked like it was going to the Italian sailor but on the final downwind, Sills pushed hard and overtook Elfutina just before the finish which handed her silver. Tartaglini settled for bronze.

Vittorio Bissaro and Maelle Frascari (ITA) had a 16-point cushion over their nearest rivals John Gimson and Anna Burnet (GBR) before the Nacra 17 Medal Race. The Italians covered the British team to ensure there would be no surprises on the water and both teams raced in the middle of the pack.

Meanwhile, at the front of the fleet, Santiago Lange and Cecilia Carranza Saroli (ARG) pushed ahead with Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti (ITA) hot on their heels.

As Bissaro and Frascari kept the British pair in the middle of the pack, Tita and Banti had an opportunity to move up into silver medal position. All they needed to do was push ahead of the Argentineans and win the race. They worked hard but could not quite manage it, settling for second in the race and with it, bronze.

Bissaro and Frascari finished fifth to claim gold and were followed by the British pair who took silver.

“It was a super week for us,” said Bissaro. “We loved the harsh conditions. We’d been waiting for that type of conditions all year. Today was quite different. We had to keep control of John and Anna from Great Britain. We did a super job at the start and kept them behind us and we did that through to the finish.”

As fleet racing concluded on Friday, Spain’s Federico and Arturo Alonso managed to wrap up gold in the 49er as they held an unassailable lead. Sailing with the pressure off in the Medal Race, they clinched a second to confirm their dominance.

There was no change behind them as Benjamin Bildstein and David Hussl (AUT) and Switzerland’s Sebastien Schneither and Lucien Cujean (SUI) completed the podium.

Julie Bossard and Aude Compan claimed the 49erFX gold in style, winning the final race to conclude an exceptional week of racing.

“We’ve worked all winter very hard,” said the pair immediately after racing. “We managed to keep it simple this week so we are happy to see the work of our winter has paid off.”

Poland’s Aleksandra Melzacka and Kinga Loboda were penalised ahead of racing for leaving the pitlane too early but that made no difference as they picked up silver.

There was a close fight for bronze between Austrian and Italian teams. Two points separated Laura Schöfegger and Anna Boustani (AUT) and Carlotta Omari and Matilda Distefano (ITA). In a straight shootout, the Austrians finished second, a place ahead of the Italians to win bronze.

Fleet racing concluded in the remaining fleets ahead of their Medal Races on Sunday 9 June.

Australia’s Mat Belcher and Will Ryan have all but confirmed gold in the Men’s 470. The Australians are 20-points clear of Jordi Xammar and Nicolás Rodriguez (ESP). Only a penalty during Sunday’s Medal Race could see them lose the gold medal and that is also dependent on the Spaniards winning the race.

Xammar and Rodriguez have an 11-point advantage over the third placed Hippolyte Machetti and Sidoine Dantes (FRA). However the French are just three points clear of Sweden’s Anton Dalhlberg and Fredrik Bergström and may be more concerned with defending their podium spot than attacking the Spaniards.

The race for gold in the Women’s 470 will go down to the wire in Sunday’s Medal Race. After two final fleet races, Just one point separate Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) and Camille Lecointre and Aloise Retornaz (FRA) and they have enough points over the rest of the fleet that whoever finishes ahead of the other on Sunday will win gold.

The Finn fleet completed three races on Saturday. Andy Maloney (NZL) maintained his consistency and will take an eight point lead over Josh Junior (NZL) into the Medal Race.

In the Laser, Giovanni Coccoluto (ITA) takes a two point lead into the Medal Race but anyone of the top six can claim gold.

It’s a bit more straight forward in the Laser Radial as Viktorija Andrulyte (LTU) holds a 19-point lead going into the Medal Race. Much like Belcher and Ryan in the Men’s 470, only a scoring penalty can see her lose gold. The race is on for the remaining podium positions as six points separate sailors from second to sixth.

Medal Races are scheduled to start at 12:00 local time on Sunday 9 June.

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Hempel World Cup Series Final Marsella, día 4.





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One gold wrapped up; Bissaro and Frascari find form at the Hempel World Cup Series Final

For immediate release: 06/07/2019
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Italy’s Vittorio Bissaro and Maelle Frascari have thrived at the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille, France, finding form that has been unmatched in the 24-boat Nacra 17 fleet.

Meanwhile in the 49er, Spain’s Federico and Arturo Alonso wrapped up gold ahead of the Medal Race after another day of dominance.

Fleet racing in the 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17, Open Kiteboarding and RS:X fleets concluded on Friday with the scene set for their Medal Races, which will be live here – https://youtu.be/a6PBXzrH5P4, on Saturday 8 June.

From two further Nacra 17 races, Bissaro and Frascari continued their excellent run of results in the top five with a first and a third that gives them a 16-point advantage heading into the Medal Race.

Friday’s racing commenced at the earlier time of 10:00 local time. A strong morning breeze from the south east came in at 13-16 knots allowing a good number of races to be completed before it built. As reports of gusts up to 30 knots were recorded, the ten Olympic fleets headed back to shore to wait and see if the wind would decrease.

Meanwhile, the Open Kiteboarding fleet roared across the racing areas, fully powered and completed their four races. As the wind failed to decrease, competition was cancelled for the day at 14:15 local time.

Bissaro and Frascari have dominated the 11 Nacra 17 races in Marseille, winning four, claiming three seconds and a third, fourth and fifth. An eighth, which they discard, in the opening race of the series is their worst result of the week.

“It’s been a lot of fun,” expressed Bissaro with bright eyes and a vibrant smile. “We just love these conditions. The possibility to race in these conditions is a pleasure for us. We just can’t wait to get out there in this type of breeze and have the opportunity to race.

“To be honest, the fact that we can go faster than others make me really love racing. I also love the reaction of the boat. The Nacra 17 is a very complicated boat to sail in this type of breeze. It is very demanding and to be able to control this boat in this breeze is very rewarding and we love it.”

Just one year ago, Bissaro and Frascari watched their compatriots Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti clinch the Nacra 17 World Cup title as they settled for silver. This year, the tables have turned and Bissaro and Frascari have a 16-point advantage over John Gimson and Anna Burnet (GBR) and are 25-points clear of Tita and Banti.

Gold is within their reach and Bissaro is pleased that he and Frascari have found form to come out of the shadows of their national rivals. “We had a very good training camp this winter where we were able to close the gap between us almost completely,” he commented. “This week we’ve had a better week. They had some bad results but they were very fast yesterday and today. The difference in level is not as high as the results are showing.”

Just one Italian Nacra 17 team will be at the READY STEADY TOKYO – Sailing, the Olympic test event, and at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the rivalry between the two crews is flaring up.

In the first race of the week, there was no love lost as Bissaro and Frascari protested Tita and Banti. The result was a disqualification for Tita and Banti. “It was a very standard thing,” explained Bissaro. “They tried to cross on port in front of us. We were on starboard. We decided that, considering the selection for Tokyo is getting tighter and tighter and we are getting closer to the Games, it was not a good idea to give them a present. We considered it would be fair enough to protest them and let the jury decide. We protested on the water and protested ashore and they were penalised.”

Tita and Banti bounced back from the disqualification, claiming three races wins and are third but the possibility of gold has disappeared because of the points difference.

The odds are firmly stacked in favour of Bissaro and Frascari and the helm is hoping it catches the eyes of the Italian Federation, “The federation will look at this regatta as one of the events to decide who will go to the test event but it’s not written down anywhere. We just try to do our best in training and then on the water in racing to help them decide.”

The Nacra 17 Medal Race will commence at 13:32 on Saturday.

Spain’s Federico and Arturo Alonso clinched 49er gold ahead of the Medal Race after another outstanding day. Their 2-1-2 scoreline has given them an unassailable 27-point lead over Austria’s Benjamin Bildstein and David Hussl.

The Spaniards have finished outside of the top three just once all week, enjoying the strong breeze and finding an unrivalled edge.

Sebastien Schneiter and Lucien Cujean (SUI) are ten points off the Austrians in third but will have to keep an eye on five racers, who can mathematically take the bronze medal away from them, in the Medal Race.

Julie Bossard and Aude Compan (FRA) will take a four point lead into the 49erFX Medal Race. Poland’s Aleksandra Melzacka and Kinga Loboda kept their hunt for gold alive by winning two races on Friday to reduce the gap on the French. Any one of four teams behind the two leaders could grab bronze in the Medal Race.

Italy’s Mattia Camboni was knocked off top spot in the Men’s RS:X after his form dropped. Camboni had been at the front of the fleet all week long, leading overall from day one. However, a 12-(16)-4 scoreline saw him drop down to fourth overall.

His loss was Piotr Myszka’s gain. The Polish racers 6-2-3 scoreline pushed him up first overall but the points at the top of the fleet are close. Myszka leads on 26 points and he is followed by Daniele Benedetti (ITA) on 27, Pierre Le Coq (FRA) on 29, Camboni on 32 and Giard on 33. All of the top five are in with a shout at gold on Saturday.

Lilian de Geus maintained her advantage in the Women’s RS:X after another consistent day. A first, second and a fourth gives her a 11-point lead over Saskia Sills (GBR) heading into the Medal Race. Flavia Tartaglini (ITA) is four points off the British racer in third.

In the 470 fleets, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) and Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) held on to their leads in the men’s and women’s divisions.

Belcher and Ryan, experts in strong breeze, won the opening race of the day and backed it up with a second. They have moved 15-points clear of Jordi Xammar and Nicolás Rodriguez (ESP). Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergström (SWE) won the final race of the day and are third.

Like the Australians, Mills and Clark also won the opening bout and followed up with a fifth. Camille Lecointre and Aloise Retornaz (FRA) picked up a 2-1 scoreline and reduced the deficit between themselves and the Brits to just four points. Both teams are well clear of the chasing pack with those from third to ninth all fighting for the final podium position.

Two Finn races were completed and Andy Maloney (NZL) managed to put some daylight between himself and his national rival Josh Junior. Maloney’s 4-1, compared to Juniors 2-6, has given him a six point lead with three fleet races remaining.

The Laser and Laser Radial fleets were scheduled for later on in the day and as the breeze picked up, they were unable to get out and race. Ryan Lo (SGP) and Viktorija Andrulyte (LTU) lead their respective fleets.

Medal Races will start from 12:00 local time on Saturday 8 June and will be live here - https://youtu.be/a6PBXzrH5P4. The remaining fleets will start at 11:00 local time and complete fleet racing before their final races on Sunday. 

Medal Races on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June will be live streamed on World Sailing’s YouTube Channel here - http://youtube.com/worldsailingtv

By Daniel Smith – World Sailing

Hempel World Cup Series Final Marsella, día 3.






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Camboni and de Geus advance as the Hempel World Cup Series Final heats up
For immediate release: 06/06/2019
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Mattia Camboni (ITA) and Lilian de Geus (NED) hold top spot in the Men’s and Women’s RS:X as the battles heat up at the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille, France.

After Wednesday’s blowout, the sailors racing across the ten Olympic events and Open Kiteboarding were eager to get back to what they do best – sailing as hard and as fast as possible in a bid for glory.

A full schedule of racing was completed and the leaderboards are shaping up nicely ahead of Saturday and Sunday’s Medal Races which will be live on World Sailing’s YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/worldsailingtv.

Italy’s Camboni controlled the Men’s RS:X fleet on the opening day, claiming two race victories and a second. No racing was possible on Wednesday but in three further races on Thursday, sailed in a variable 10-15 knot breeze that veered from the west to south west, he continued to impress.

A third race victory was backed up with a second and a ninth, which he discards. “I’ve had two really good days,” expressed the young Italian. “One day was perfect and today could have been perfect if it wasn’t for my last race. I had a really bad start. I had to tack in the middle of the course and it was hard to get back. I also made a few mistakes but the other races were good. It could have been worse.

“I have a good feeling with my equipment, even though it’s a little bit old. I’m feeling fast and we had a lot of good days in Lake Garda training in similar conditions. I have no stress and the luck seems to be with me. I hope it’s like this for the remaining days.”

Camboni has opened up an eight point advantage over Poland’s Piotr Myszka and is a further two points clear of compatriot Daniele Benedetti.

Alongside the fight for the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Men’s RS:X title, Camboni also has the added pressure of trying to qualify himself to August’s READY STEADY TOKYO – Sailing, the Olympic test event.

“This is an important competition because it’s the World Cup Final. It would be nice to get the medal because I’m working so hard. This event is also qualification for the test event. We had the World Cup in Miami and this is the last event. Daniele and I are really close,” concluded Camboni.

Claiming the Hempel World Cup Series title would go a long way in Camboni demonstrating he has what it takes to succeed at the highest level.

Three fleet races remain ahead of Saturday’s Medal Races.

The Netherlands’ de Geus is racing in Marseille without the pressure that is bestowed on many of her rivals. De Geus has already qualified for Tokyo 2020 and will compete at her second Olympic Games next Summer.

Sailing without the added stress off fighting a national rival or qualifying the country, having done that at the first time of asking, is paying off. She advanced to first overall on Thursday following a 6-6-1 scoreline.

“It was amazing conditions today,” commented de Geus. “This morning we went out and we had no breeze. We waited a bit and it’s good we waited because we had some really nice breeze after that. The races were amazing.

“There are a lot of good sailors here. It’s a good battle every day. You’ve got to battle and work hard for everything and I’m happy I managed to get that final race win.”

De Geus finished fourth at Rio 2016, her first Olympic Games, missing out on a medal by a single point. With the pain of missing out still evident, she knows what she has to do to ensure she doesn’t lose out again, “Ahead of Tokyo 2020, I’ve got to keep going on the pathway I’m going, taking steps forward every day. If I do that then I have a good chance of taking a medal at Tokyo.”

Saskia Sills (GBR) secured a 7-3-3 scoreline and is two points off de Geus in second. Flavia Tartaglini (ITA) is third.

A real battle is developing between Kiwi teammates Andy Maloney and Josh Junior in the Finn.

Between them, the pair have won every single race. Junior has three of the five victories but finds himself a point behind Maloney, the leader. Junior’s discard is higher than Maloney’s and he counts a fourth following a scoring penalty in Race 4 that saw him pick up a maximum 13 points for the race.

The fight will continue on Friday as they bid to extend their advantage over Max Salminen (SWE) who is third, eight points off.

After watching their teammates Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti (ITA) win gold at the 2018 World Cup Series Final, Italy’s Vittorio Bissaro and Maelle Frascari are fighting hard for glory in the 24-boat fleet.

Bissaro and Frascari have sailed sublimely and from four races, sailed their way to a 2-5-2-1 scoreline. That has enabled them to open up their lead over John Gimson and Anna Burnet (GBR).

Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA) occupy third and Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti, who clinched two victories today, are fourth.

After winning the single 49er race in strong breeze the day prior, Spanish brothers, Federico and Arturo Alonso completely dominated the four fleet races on Thursday.

The Spaniards won the first three races and concluded the day with a second. As a result they have opened up a 21-point advantage over Benjamin Bildstein and David Hussl (AUT). Overnight leaders Kévin Fischer and Yann Jauvin (FRA) were penalised in the first race of the day and raced in the middle to lower end of the fleet. High scores have pushed them down to fourth.

Julie Bossard and Aude Compan (FRA) shone in the 49erFX. Two race wins, a second and a third, positions them at the top of the pack, ten points clear of Aleksandra Melzacka and Kinga Loboda (POL).

Australia’s Mat Belcher and Will Ryan look well acclimatised to the Marseillaise waters after another outstanding day. Two bullets and a second has allowed them to leapfrog Jordi Xammar and Nicolás Rodriguez (ESP) into first overall.

The Spaniards had led from day one but they could not match the Australians consistency to maintain it. They are still in the hunt, seven points off, and with four fleet races remaining know they can move back into pole position.

France’s Camille Lecointre and Aloise Retornaz clinched two race wins and a fourth to move into medal contention in the Women’s 470. The pair were ninth heading into Thursday’s sailing but now sit second thanks to their work on the water.

Rio 2016 Olympic champion, Hannah Mills, sailing with Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) lead the Women’s 470. They claimed the final race win of the day and are seven points clear of the French. Overnight leaders, Afrodite Zegers and Lobke Berkhout (NED) dropped to third.

In the Laser, the race victories continue to be shared with three separate winners from the day’s races. They went to Zan Luka Zelko (SLO), in fifth, Agustin Vidal (ARG) in sixth and the third placed Adonis Bougiouris (GRE). Ryan Lo (SGP) holds the lead on 12 points followed by Giovanni Coccoluto (ITA) on 15.

Lithuania’s Viktorija Andrulyte maintained her consistency in the Laser Radial with a 1-2-2 scoreline to open up a nine point advantage over Elena Vorobeva (CRO) and Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR). The points are close at the top of the fleet with Carolina Albano (ITA), Silvia Zennaro (ITA) and Yumiko Tombe (JPN) within striking distance of the podium.

Racing is scheduled to start at the earlier time of 10:00 on Friday 7 June. The forecast is for strong gusts in the afternoon and the race management team will aim to make the most of the 15-19 knot morning breeze.

Medal Races on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June will be live streamed on World Sailing’s YouTube Channel here - http://youtube.com/worldsailingtv

Hempel World Cup Series Final Marsella, día 2. Condiciones extremas castigan a la flota.






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Survival of the fittest and strongest at the Hempel World Cup Series Final
For immediate release: 06/05/2019
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Sailors racing at the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille, France needed to use all the strength and fitness they could find with strong winds bringing the second day to an early close.

Gusts well in excess of 30 knots were reported across the five racing areas. Only a small number of races for the sailors from 41 nations racing across the ten Olympic events and Open Kiteboarding were completed as the wind speed was deemed unsafe for competition. The Principal Race Officer brought the sailors back to the shore with proceedings cancelled at 15:00 local time.

The 49er completed a single race in a breeze that started at 20 knots and quickly rose to 25 knots with stronger gusts. Of the 14-boats in the fleet, only four of them completed the race with capsizes aplenty on the race track.

Federico and Arturo Alonso, brothers from Spain, focused on doing the simple things well on the race track and not overcomplicating their processes which resulted in them claiming the race win. They are now one point off the leaders, Kévin Fischer and Yann Jauvin (FRA), who finished second in the race. The seventh placed Swiss team of Sebastien Schneiter and Lucien Cujean came through in third and Italy’s Uberto Crivelli Visconti and Gianmarco Togni came through in fourth.

No other team were able to complete the race with capsizes and boat damage halting their progress.

“I think it was really close to the limit for the 49er class. You can see that in results and around the boat park,” said Federico looking around at the rest of the fleet assessing their boats for any damage sustained.

“It was really difficult for us today but it is part of the game and everyone had to deal with it. We had some scary moments. It’s a good, small fleet so there were no major incidents but we were on the edge at some points.

“It was quite difficult to sail in a straight line. At the leeward marks it was really choppy so it was difficult to gybe. We just tried to make things easy for ourselves and not take any risks. We didn’t capsize and we managed to win the race.

“We think the gusts were close to 30 knots. They were really strong.”

With such strong breeze playing out across the entire field of play, boat handling and strength was the key to success. Alonso continued, “You can see some sailors that aren’t as strong or tall but they sail the boat well so that can help but you have to be strong and keep calm. If you get stressed it’s easy to capsize or have contact with another boat. You have to minimalise the risks.

“You have to do everything you can to make things easy for yourself. Boat handling is crucial and it’s down to the experience of the team.”

The French lead on five points followed by the Spaniards on six. Crivello Visconti and Togni are third on 11 points.

The 49erFX fleet started a race but this was later abandoned due to the strong breeze.

The Open Kiteboarding fleet commenced racing at 11:00 local time and enjoyed a lighter late morning / early afternoon breeze. They completed all four races scheduled.

Nico Parlier won three of his four races and has opened up a six point lead over compatriots Theo de Ramecourt and Axel Mazella. Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games silver medallist Toni Vodisek (SLO) is fourth overall.

The 24-boat Nacra 17 fleet also had an 11:00 start time. They benefited from the lighter breeze and were able to sail two races before the strength increased.

Italy’s Vittorio Bissaro and Maelle Frascari were in firm control in the strong winds and took both race victories.

The first race of the day was sailed in a 17-19 knot breeze and the Italians got off to a good start and grabbed the lead early on. They never relinquished the lead and claimed a stylish victory. They worked their way through the field in the next race for their second consecutive bullet.

Their hard work has pushed them into first overall, overtaking Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA) to lead them by a single point. John Gimson and Anna Burnet (GBR) and current World Champions Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti (ITA) remain in third and fourth.

Experienced crews in the Women’s 470 shone in their single race. Afrodite Zegers and Lobke Berkhout (NED), a two-time Olympic medallist and five-time World Champion, took the victory and move up into first overall. Japanese Olympians and 2018 World Champions Ai Kondo Yoshida and Miho Yoshioka followed the Dutch team in second and occupy the silver medal position.

Hannah Mills, Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist, and Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) are in third following a sixth place.

Men’s 470 sailors, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) have historically thrived in strong winds and that was no different on Wednesday. They took the sole Men’s 470 race win and move into second overall. Overnight leaders Jordi Xammar and Nicolás Rodriguez (ESP) finished third in the race to retain gold medal position.

The Laser and Laser Radial fleets both completed one race apiece. Greece’s Adonis Bougioris won the Laser race and is fifth overall, four points off Ryan Lo (SGP) who holds the lead. The Laser Radial race win went to Lithuania’s Viktorija Andrulyte. She leads on two points following a fifth and a first from the day prior. Carolina Albano (ITA) and Yumiko Tombe (JPN) follow.

No racing was possible in the 49erFX, Finn and the Men’s and Women’s RSX.

Thursday’s forecast is looking more favourable for the competitors and racing is scheduled to start for everyone at 11:00 local time. For those who lost races, minus the RS:X, an additional race has been added to the schedule in an attempt to catch up on those lost.

Medal Races on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June will be live streamed on World Sailing’s YouTube Channel here – http://youtube.com/worldsailingtv.

By Daniel Smith – World Sailing

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Hempel World Cup Series Final Marsella, día 1. Los españoles Jordi Xammar y Nicolás Rodriguez lideran en 470.





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Spanish 470 team get off to a flying start at the Hempel World Cup Series Final

For immediate release: 06/04/2019
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Spain’s Jordi Xammar and Nicolás Rodriguez got off to a flying start at the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille, France, winning both of their races in the Men’s 470.

In a variable 7-12 knot south easterly breeze, the competitors from 41 nations, racing across the ten Olympic events and an Open Kiteboarding fleet completed every scheduled race on the opening day. In some fleets, there were some exceptional individual performances whilst in others, consistency was scarce at the early stage of the event.

Xammar and Rodriguez shone on the Marseillaise waters and were clinical racing in the 29-boat Men’s 470 fleet.

“We won both of our races,” expressed Xammar immediately ashore after racing, “It’s not normally like this. We’re happy with the day. It’s a good beginning but there’s plenty of races to go.”

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Hempel World Cup Series Final Marsella, día 1. Reporte de la RFEV.

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04 de junio de 2019

Tres tripulaciones españolas comienzan la final de la Copa del Mundo de vela olímpica en puestos de podio

Xammar/Rodríguez lideran la flota de 470 mientras que los hermanos Alonso, en 49er, y Ángel Granda, en RS:X masculino, son segundos.

Los equipos españoles presentes en la Hempel World Cup Series Marsella (Francia), final de la copa del mundo de vela olímpica que organiza la federación internacional de vela (World Sailing), han protagonizado un buen comienzo de competición con tres tripulaciones en puestos de podio. Jordi Xammar y Nicolás Rodríguez se han estrenado liderando la clase 470 masculino y en 49er los hermanos Federico y Arturo Alonso están en la segunda posición, mismo puesto que ocupa Ángel Granda en la general de RS:X.

Jordi Xammar y Nicolás Rodríguez han comenzado con un pleno de victorias en la clase 470 masculino. El equipo catalano gallego ha ganado las dos regatas inaugurales y se sitúa al frente de la clasificación provisional con una renta de tres puntos sobre sus principales perseguidores, los australianos Belcher/Ryan y los italianos Ferrari/Calabro.

En RS:X masculino, el canario Ángel Granda ocupa la segunda posición de la general tras completar las tres primeras pruebas de la final de la Copa del Mundo de vela olímpica que se está celebrando en Marsella. Granda ha sido segundo en la primera regata del día y ha ganado la última, pero ha sido octavo en la prueba intermedia, resultado que de momento se descarta. Al frente del windsurf masculino está el italiano Mattia Camboni, quien cuenta con solo un punto de ventaja ante el español.

Por su parte, Sergi Escandell ha estrenado su casillero con unos parciales de 21+22+6 con los que se sitúa en el puesto 18 y Tomás Vieito ha terminado la jornada en la posición 28 de la general.

Los hermanos Federico y Arturo Alonso se han colocado en la segunda posición de los 49er al término de esta primera jornada de competición en la que su clase ha disputado tres pruebas. Los asturianos han sumado unos parciales de 2+9+3 y están a dos puntos de los líderes provisionales de la flota, los franceses Fischer/Jauvin.

En 470 femenino las dos tripulaciones españolas en liza han entrado en el top 10 de su clase con resultados dispares. Las catalanas Bàrbara Cornudella y Sara López ocupan la cuarta posición de la general con un 4+6 mientras que Silvia Mas y Patricia Cantero son octavas con un 7+12.

Mañana, miércoles 5 de junio, se disputará la segunda jornada de la Hempel World Cup Series Marsella, regata que se está llevando a cabo en la que será sede olímpica de vela en los Juegos de París 2024. Las regatas de flota continuarán hasta el viernes y sábado, siendo el sábado, 8 de junio, día de medal race para los RS:X y 49er y el domingo para los 470 masculino y femenino.