World Cup Series Gamagori, día 4. En clase 49er FX, Travascio-Branz entran a las medal races (tres de puntaje simple) y pelearán por el título.

Travascio-Branz están terceras a 4 puntos del primer puesto. Mañana serán 3 medal races con puntaje simple entre las mejores diez.

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First set of sailors book Medal Race places at World Cup Series Japan

The line-up for the first set of Live Medal Races, on Saturday 21 October, were confirmed today at the World Cup Series Japan in Gamagori.

The day got off to an all too familiar start, for this week, with the wind once again largely absent. The northerly breeze picked up considerably though, and all eight Olympic sailing events made their way out to race just before midday.

For both the Men’s and Women’s Windsurfer (RS:X) and Men’s and Women’s Skiffs (49er/49erFX) fleets, today was the last opportunity to book their slots in Saturday’s Medal Races.

Saturday’s Medal Races will be available to watch live across the World Sailing Network. Please find the YouTube URL and embed code below:
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It was Pawel Tarnowski who sailed the conditions the best in the Men’s RS:X, improving on his third place finish in the first race, with two firsts in the day’s other two races. His excellent day out on the water means he climbs to first place with a one point advantage over China’s Mengfan Gao.

Afterwards a cheery Tarnowski exclaimed, “Finally, we could get some good racing in, having waited for long periods of time this week.

“We had three very hard races with a lot of pumping, a lot of wind changes and gusts. It was really challenging but I was able to gain some nice points.”

When asked about contending with the nerves of competing in a Medal Race, Tarnowski explained, “For sure, Medal Races bring more pressure than the qualifying series.

“We will prepare well, like we always do, and hopefully we get some nice wind. I would love to have another day like today.”

The Women’s fleet also completed three races on their final qualifying day. It is Japanese sailors Fujiko Onishi and Megumi Komine at the summit of the leader board, who will be dreaming of winning medals on home waters. Hei Man H V Chan, of Hong Kong, is third.

The 49er and 49erFX fleets also have their Medal Races tomorrow, so competition was fierce, with sailors pushing as hard as they could to achieve the highest possible finishes.

Dylan Fletcher-Scott and Stu Bithell lead their British teammates James Peters and Fynn Sterritt by five points, with Polish duo, Lukasz Przybytek and Pawel Kolodzinski third.

In the Women’s fleet it is tight at the top, as just four points separate the top three pairings. France’s Lili Sebesi and Albane Dubois lead by three points. Sayoko Harada and Sera Nahamatsu (JPN) lie second with Victoria Travascio and Maria Branz from Argentina, third.

The other four Olympic sailing events will decide their Medal Race fates tomorrow, Saturday, on the final day of their qualifying racing.

Pavlos Kontides (CYP) currently leads in the Men’s One Person Dinghy (Laser) continuing his recent good form after winning the class World Championships earlier this summer. New Zealands’ Sam Meech trails by ten points and Lorenzo Brando Chiavarini (GBR) is a further 20 points behind, in third.

In the Women’s One Person Dinghy (Laser Radial), Vasileia Karachaliou (GRE) holds the overnight lead ahead of Josefin Olsson (SWE) and Emma Plasschaert (BEL).

Rio 2016 Men’s Two Person Dinghy (470) silver medallists Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) have dominated the fleet after six races. Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Wilcox (NZL) sit second with Tetsuya Isozaki and Akira Takayanagi (JPN) in third place.

The Women’s Two Person Dinghy (470) fleet managed two races on day four of the event. Agnieszka Skrzypulec and Irmina Mrózek Gliszczynska (POL) lead the pack. Linda Fahrni and Maja Siegenthaler (SUI) are currently second and Ai Kondo Yoshida and Miho Yoshioka are third.

The first set of Medal Races are scheduled to begin at 12:00 local time on Saturday 21 October.

There will be another four live Medal Races on Sunday 22 October bringing the week to a close before the series heads to Miami, USA.

By Ross Gale – World Sailing


World Cup Series Gamagori, día 3. Sin regatas por falta de viento.

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Japanese sailing legacy born at World Cup Series

Another frustrating day at World Cup Series Japan, as the wind never really materialised meaning that no racing took place across any of the eight Olympic events present in Gamagori.

There was early hope when the Men’s Skiff, (49er), were sent out to race but after arriving at the racing area the conditions didn’t allow for competition.

Naturally, the scores remain the same from the end of racing, on day two, yesterday.

Click here to read the previous day’s report.

The wind has remained fickle since the series arrived in Japan, for the first time. The coastal city with a population of over 80,000 people is currently experiencing an extended period of uncharacteristically bad weather.

Local-born 49erFX sailor, Hiroka Itakura, said, “We are in between seasons here in Japan but it is usually warmer at this time of year in Gamagori. You can normally expect a good sea breeze, so the current conditions are quite strange.

“Gamagori is my home town and I was born here. This venue is very special to me and we would love to win a gold medal at this event.”

Itakura’s partner Chika Hatae expressed her delight at elite sailing competitions arriving in their home country, “We are so happy to invite top sailors from other countries to Japan.

“This is a start of many great opportunities to compete on Japanese waters before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

“Our aim now is to be as consistent as we can be and achieve good results in the next three years.”

The new purpose-built and state-of-the-art sailing facility hosted the Tasar World Championships earlier this year from 30 July – 6 August 2017

It is intended that Gamagori will prove to be Japanese sailings’ legacy venue, even after the 2020 Olympic Games has been and gone in Enoshima.

The fact that it is the chosen sailing venue for the Asian Games in 2026 firmly points towards this being the case.

The continental Games are a quadrennial event that attracts huge interest in Asia, with many athletes valuing the competition almost as highly as the Olympics.

The last Asian Games were held in Inceon, South Korea in 2014.

Racing is scheduled to resume at 11:00 local time on Friday 20 October.

Live Medal Races on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October will bring the week to a close before the series heads to Miami, USA.

By Ross Gale – World Sailing

World Cup Series Gamagori, día 2. En 49er FX, las argentinas Travascio – Branz suben al tercer lugar.

Buena foto de Vicky Travascio y Sol Branz, terceras en clase 49er FX.

El chipriota Pavlos Kontides, lider en clase Laser

La uruguaya Dolores Moreira, 13va en la general de clase Laser Radial.

Francisco Guaragna, 41º en clase Laser.

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World Champions come to the forefront in Gamagori

Current World Champions in five Olympic sailing events are coming to the forefront and shining after two challenging days of light breeze at Sailing’s World Cup Series Japan in Gamagori.

Gamagori is welcoming the 2017 World Champions in the Men’s Skiff (49er), Men’s Windsurfer (RS:X), Men’s One Person Dinghy (Laser) and the Men’s and Women’s Two Person Dinghy (470).

Challenged by a 5-6 knot breeze over the first two days of the World Cup Series event, the champions have used all their experience to position themselves at the top of the pack or firmly in medal contention.

Poland’s Agnieszka Skrzypulec and Irmina Gliszczynska finished tenth at the Rio 2016 but their decision to compete in Gamagori and target Tokyo 2020 was made well before their final race in Rio.

“We made a decision during the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 that we want to prepare for the next Olympic Games. We then started to focus on the next Olympic Games right after Rio,” explained Skrzypulec.

The Polish sailors focused on the goal ahead of them and they achieved success almost immediately by claiming their first world title in July in Thessaloniki, Greece. They have transferred their display from Greece across to the World Cup Series in Japan and hold an early lead after three races.

“The training has helped us to adjust to the conditions and we are using the skills, which we have recently learnt, in our races,” continued Skrzypulec. “The main focus is to keep improving on the small detail and sailing tactics. We are pleased with our progress so far.”

Skrzypulec and Gliszczynska finished second in the only Women’s 470 race of the day and have a one point lead over Switzerland’s Linda Fahrni and Maja Siegenthaler.

Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) claimed the Men’s 470 world title for the fourth time as a team in alongside the Polish racers in Greece.

They held the overnight Gamagori lead but slipped to third after an 11th, which they discard, in the single race of the day. However, they are just two points off Tetsuya Isozaka and Akira Takayanagi (JPN) and Matteo Capurro and Matteo Puppo (ITA), who share the lead.

Split, Croatia hosted the Laser World Championships and Pavlos Kontides, Cyprus’ first ever Olympic medallist, claimed his first title. Less than one month from his triumph, Kontides continues to excel in the Laser and snapped up a third and second to take the initiative in the 50-boat fleet in Gamagori.

Kontides was locked in a three-way tie for top spot overnight but managed to put five points between himself and Lorenzo Chiavarini (GBR) from two races. Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Tom Burton (AUS) and bronze medallist Sam Meech (NZL) had mixed days, using up their discard one race and finishing at the front of the pack in the other. They are tied on 18 points in third.

Great Britain’s Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell beat their team mates James Peters and Fynn Sterritt to the 2017 49er world title in Matasinhos, Portugal at the start of September by just four points.

Their rivalry has transferred across to Gamagori and the teams occupy the top two spots after five races. Fletcher and Bithell hold a five-point advantage after taking two out of four wins from the day.

China’s Bing Ye won the Men’s RS:X World Championship in Enoshima, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic venue, 275 kilometres away from Gamagori. No racing was possible in the Men’s RS:X in Gamagori due to light winds but Ye occupies second overall, five points off Mateo Sanz Lanz (SUI) with plenty of racing remaining.

One race was held in the Women’s RS:X and Japan’s Fujiko Onishi took the race win to move into third overall. Megumi Komine (JPN) followed Onishi and as a result leads the fleet.

Japan’s Sayoko Harada and Sera Nagamatsu took the single Women’s Skiff (49erFX) race win and trail leaders Lili Sebesi and Albane Dubois (FRA) by a single point.

Denmark’s Anne-Marie Rindom remains at the summit of the Women’s One Person Dinghy (Laser Radial) after a mixed day. Greece’s Vasileia Karachaliou trails Rindom by one point and Emma Plasschaert (BEL) is a further two points back.

Racing is scheduled to resume at 11:00 local time on Thursday 19 October.

Live Medal Races on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October will bring the week to a close before the series heads to Miami, USA.


Semana de Buenos Aires 2017. Final de campeonato.

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Se acabó la #SBA2017

Culminó hoy, lunes 16 de octubre, la Semana de Buenos Aires 2017. Este evento es organizado por el Yacht Club Argentino en su sede Dársena Norte y esta edición reunió a más de 1100 participantes repartidos en 21 clases.

En el último día de competencia, todas las clases salieron al agua con Optimist Principiantes a la cabeza. El sol brillaba con la fuerza que, evidentemente, le faltaba al viento. Desde el noreste, Eolo soplaba entre 6 y 8 nudos.

Casi todas las clases pudieron completar sus regatas y volvieron temprano a desarmar sus barcos y prepararse para la entrega de premios.

Las distinciones se entregaron en la carpa, junto a familiares y amigos. El Chairman, Paul Pruden, agradeció a los participantes, colaboradores, entrenadores, padres, jueces y oficiales de regata que son indispensables para lograr un campeonato de esta magnitud.

Bajo el comando del Oficial de Regatas Principal devenido en maestro de ceremonias aquellos premiados pasaron a recibir sus reconocimientos.

También se sortearon las clásicas bicicletas y premios entre los entrenadores que habían votado por el premio a sus pares.

“Por suerte el tiempo nos acompañó, tuvimos buenos días” dijo después de la entrega. “¡Espero verlos a todos en la edición 2018!”

¡Muchas gracias a todos aquellos que hicieron de esta #SBA2017 un éxito!

Este evento contó con Galicia Éminent como main sponsor y Nordik, Magret, Brown, Las Manolas, North Sails, SouthAmerican Rigging, Lip, Hausbrot, Riotecna, Arcor, Thermoskin – Essinex, Catena Zapata, AGP, Club de Pesca , FAY y World Sailing como auspiciantes.

Los resultados, documentos y fotos del evento están en el sitio oficial del Campeonato:

También se transmitió por las redes sociales del YCA:

El hashtag official del Campeonato fue #SBA2017
Pueden encontrar el video resumen de hoy acá.


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World Cup Series Gamagori. Noticias de la próxima cita olímpica que tendrá tripulaciones argentinas.

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Japanese opening for the 2017-18 World Cup Series

Gamagori, Japan will play host to the opening event of Sailing’s 2017-18 World Cup Series with more than 290 world class sailors from 40 nations ready to race across eight classes from 15-22 October.

Olympic medallists, World and Continental Champions and leading World Cup contenders will head to the Japanese town to compete with racing scheduled to commence at 11:00 local time on Tuesday 17 October.

Sailing in the Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy (Laser/Radial), Men’s and Women’s Two Person Dinghy (470), Men’s and Women’s Skiff (49er/49erFX) and Men’s and Women’s Windsurfing (RS:X) the competition will be intense with sailors eager to test themselves against their rivals on the World Cup circuit.

The week will culminate with Medal Races on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October with both days to be streamed live across the World Sailing Network (YouTube, Facebook, Periscope).

Japanese hopes for medals on their home waters will be put on their seven teams lining up in the 26-boat Men’s 470 fleet.

The Japanese 470 teams have been working together as a unit to make gains and improvements with the goal of achieving a medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Reasonable success has come with team members regularly making the top ten at World Cup Series events.

Tetsuya Isozaki and Akira Takayanagi claimed silver at World Cup Miami at the turn of 2017 and will be hoping to lead the charge for their nation and put in a similar performance on their home waters. Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS), four-time World Champions as a team and Rio 2016 silver medallist, will be the favourites in the Men’s 470 fleet.

Three-time Olympian Ai Kondo sailing with Miho Yoshioka, Rio 2016 Olympian, will spearhead the five-boat Japanese team in the Women’s 470. In the 22-boat fleet they’ll be joined by World #1 team Afrodite Zegers and Anneloes van Veen (NED) as well as Olympians Tina Mrak and Veronica Macarol (SLO) and Linda Fahrni and Maja Siegenthaler (SUI).

The Laser fleet will see 55 high calibre entrants on the startline.

Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Tom Burton (AUS), 2017 Laser World Champion Pavlos Kontides (CYP) and 2017 European Champion Nick Thompson (GBR) will all enter as favourites but there’s a whole host of competitors who can take the title.

Tonci Stipanovic (CRO) and Sam Meech (NZL), Rio 2016 silver and bronze medallists, and World #1 Philipp Buhl all have what it takes to take the title whilst Matt Wearn (AUS), Francesco Marrai (ITA) have consistently been at the front of the fleet for several year’s.

In the Laser Radial, Marit Bouwmeester (NED) will be the one to beat.

The Dutch racer, nominated for 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year, added the 2017 World and European title to her collection following her gold medal success at Rio 2016 and is looking unstoppable.

Bouwmeester will form part of a 42-boat fleet that features Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Anne Marie Rindom (DEN), 2016 Youth World Champion Dolores Moreira Fraschini (URU) and 2017 World Cup Miami gold medallist Vasileia Karachaliou (GRE).

The Men’s and Women’s RS:X fleets are no strangers to racing in Japan having recently concluded their World Championships in Enoshima, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic venue.

Chinese racers dominated in Enoshima and took five of the six medals available.

There was a clean sweep in the Women’s fleet with Peina Chen (CHN) taking the World Championship title with Jiahui Wu (CHN) claiming silver and Yunxiu Lu (CHN) bronze. All three will be in Gamagori, amongst a 23-boat fleet, and are expected to renew their national competitive rivalry.

Men’s World Champion Bing Ye (CHN) and bronze medallist Mengfan Gao (CHN) will race in Gamagori and will also be joined by silver medallist Mateo Sanz Lanz (SUI). The 22-boat fleet also includes Kiran Badloe (NED) who was crowned 2017 World Cup Series Champion earlier this year in Santander, Spain.

Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell (GBR) will be unrivalled favourites in the 22-boat 49er fleet. The British racers have not finished off the podium in 2017 and hold the World and European titles. Sime Fantela, Rio 2016 gold medallist in the 470, and brother Mihovil Fantela will join them in the fleet as they continue their learning curve in the 49er.

Further contenders include Argentinean brothers Yago and Klaus Lange, Austria’s Benjamin Bildstein and David Hussl as well as Swiss Olympians Sebastien Schneiter and Lucien Cujean.

The 49erFX will see eight boats on the startline and includes Rio 2016 bronze medallist Tanja Frank of Austria sailing with Lorena Abicht.

Racing at the 2017 World Cup Series Gamagori will commence on Tuesday 6 June at 11:00 local time.

Live Medal Races on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October will bring the week to a close before the series heads to Miami, USA.

A full list of sailors entered for World Cup Series Gamagori is here -

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Europeo de Laser 2017 Barcelona. Resultados finales.

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Incredible Laser European Championship 2017!

Laser European Championship has ended today around 4pm when each category completed the two final races of the competition. Then, we knew the new international winners of Laser.
The Catalan Marcelo Cairo is the new champion sub21 Laser Radial Men and, also, he got the second position in the general of the category. The sailor of the Club Nàutic Cambrils recognizes that it’s a great joy and at the same time surprising achievement this incredible result.
The second position sub21 was for Dimitris Papadimitriou, from Greece, and the third one to Alfonso Fernandez, from Spain.
The Gold Laser Radial European Championship Absolut was to Marcin Rudawski, from Poland. Silver to Marcelo Cairo, as we said before, and bronze to Dimitri Papadimitriou from Greece.
Laser Radial Women classification and top three Europeans were to Marit Bouwmesster, from Netherlands (1º); Anne-Marie Rindom, from Denmark (2º) and Vasileia Karachaliou, from Greece (3º).
Finally, after an astonishing and equal championship, Nick Thompson from GBR is the European champion of Laser Standard category. Francesco Marrai from Italy got the second position and Giovanni Coccoluto from Italy the third one. Even so, the open third position has been to Andrew Mckenzie from New Zealand.
At 18pm has been placed the farewell event with Catalan authorities. They have delivered the trophies to the new Europeans champions and, after that, it was closed officially the Laser European Championship.
Barcelona International Sailing Center has been the home to all the participants and staff about one entire week. Obviously, it will be a pleasure to welcome everybody soon to train and to enjoy the Barcelona’s sea again.

Resultados finales click acá

Album de fotos completo click acá

Europeo de Laser 2017 Barcelona. Stipanovic cómodo lider.

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Amazing race today!

Today we have celebrated the first final championship race. Sailors and teams have enjoyed the weather conditions with a 6-8 knots wind.
Each categoty have completed two races and the participants are already getting ready to the second final race.
Tomorrow is going to be another amazing race. Good luck to everyone!

Resultados parciales click acá

Album de fotos completo click acá


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La flota española de Radial masculino se apodera del top 5 del europeo de Laser
Viernes 06 de octubre de 2017

En Laser Standard, Joaquín Blanco sube hasta el puesto 12 de la general provisional del Campeonato de Europa de Laser en Barcelona.

Jornada de viento ligero y poco estable en el Campeonato de Europa que se disputa en el Barcelona International Sailing Center hasta el próximo domingo 8 de octubre. A las 12.30h el comité ha bajado la bandera de aplazamiento en tierra y finalmente, con viento del este de 5 a 7 nudos, la flota ha podido completar las dos mangas previstas para el primer día de la fase final.

En la categoría Laser Radial masculino, los españoles no dan tregua a sus rivales ocupando, entre otras, de la segunda a la quinta posición. Destaca la actuación del catalán Marcelo Cairo, segundo en la general y mejor regatistas sub21 de su clase. Diecisiete puntos por delante, lidera la flota el polaco Marcin Rudawska y completa el podio provisional el español Pau Schilt.

El canario Joaquín Blanco sigue subiendo peldaños en la clasificación de los Laser Standard y ya está en el puesto 12 provisional. El español ha reconocido que este ha sido “un día bastante bueno” para él. “La primera manga me ha ido muy bien, he conseguido ponerme delante con una buena salida y he podido mantener la posición”, ha relatado Blanco. En la segunda regata una mala salida y “un role muy fuerte a derechas en la ceñida” le han obligado a “remontar” para no descolgarse del grupo de cabeza y ha terminado la prueba en decimoctava posición.

En el grupo oro de Laser Standard también navega Joel Rodríguez que ayer estaba en el puesto 14 pero hoy ha firmado 29 y un 41 que le sitúan en a vigésimo primera posición de la general provisional. Por su parte, el croata Tonci Stipanovic continúa liderando la flota junto con el italiano Gioavanni Coccoluto, segundo, y el neozelandés Andrew Mckenzie, tercero.

Martina Reino, en el puesto 26, se mantiene al frente del equipo español de Laser Radial femenino. Hoy la regatista canaria ha empezado el día cruzando la línea de llegada de la primera manga en sexta posición pero en la segunda prueba ha sumado un 25. “La clave está en las salidas. Así ha sido mi dia: una buena salida y he terminado primera; una mala salida y me he visto obligada a remontar”, ha reconocido Reino.

Su compañera, Fátima Reyes, ha caído hasta el puesto 42 de la general que sigue liderando la holandesa Marit Bouwmeester. El podio provisional lo completan Anne-Marie Rindom, segunda, y Tuula Tenkanen, tercera.

Mañana, sábado 7 de octubre, el Campeonato de Europa de Laser Standard, Radial femenino y Radial masculino vivirá su penúltima jornada. Los campeones de Europa se conocerán el domingo tras la disputa de las dos últimas mangas de la competición que se lleva a cabo en el Barcelona International Sailing Center.