Villalia Spring Series de J70. Triunfo para Noticia VIII de Pichu Torcida y Rayco Tabares.


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VILLALIA SPRING SERIES J70
- Los primeros de la jornada del domingo: “La Guardia & Moreira” y “Mercado Bonaerges”
- Los tres barcos orensanos en el top ten: “Abril Verde” (2º), “Bosch Service Solutions” (9º) y “Abril Rojo” (10º)
- Los barcos del Mediterráneo: “Patakín” (Mallorca) 5º, “Let it be” (Valencia) 8º, “Tenaz” (Barcelona) 13º
- El mejor de los J70 del norte gallego “Mercado Bonaerges” de Malalo Bermúdez de Castro quedó cuarto
- Final de las Villalia Spring Series con podio formado por “Noticia”, “LaGuardia&Moreira” y “Abril Verde”

“NOTICIA” DE TORCIDA-TABARES VENCEDOR DE LAS VILLALIA SPRING SERIES DE J70

Vigo.-

“Noticia VIII” del Real Club Marítimo de Santander con Pichu Torcida y Rayco Tabares se proclamó este domingo en aguas de la ría de Vigo, vencedor absoluto de las Villalia Spring Series de J70, tras lograr unos registros espléndidos en el cuarto acto en el que también se impuso. La plata era para el “LaGuardia&Moreira” que patronéo Gonzalo Araújo y el bronce para el patrón orensano Luis Pérez Canal, que estuvo magnífico en las últimas mangas, hasta el punto que con su “Abril Verde” lograba vencer al patrón lucense en el acto de cierre, siendo solamente superado por el J70 cántabro-canario. Las Villalia las ha organizado la Flota nº1 de J70 de España, con el apoyo del Real Club Náutico de Vigo.

La jornada dominical solamente contaba con dos pruebas en el programa, que se pudieron realizar a pesar de las dificultades de viento, que comenzó del nordeste para rolar prácticamente ciento ochenta grados y ser en la segunda prueba del noroeste. La primera manga era para Gonzalo Araújo, que en la segunda hacía un segundo… que pese a estas magníficas puntuaciones era superado en el acto cuarto por “Abril Verde”, pero que le valían para asegurar la plata en la general absoluta tras las 28 mangas celebradas.

La otra victoria caía del lado de la flota coruñesa, pues Malalo Bermúdez de Castro se imponía tras haber hecho un cuarto en la primera manga. “Mercado Boanerges” consolidaba su cuarto puesto en la general final. Hay que hacer constar que el “Noticia” del Real Club Marítimo de Santander, el domingo hizo sexto y quinto, conocedor de que tenía asegurada la primera plaza del acto de cierre y la general. Pichu Torcida y Rayco Tabares en las nueve pruebas celebradas entre el viernes y el domingo, lograba: dos primeros, cuatro segundos, un tercero, un quinto y un sexto.

Quien no lograba aguantar su privilegiado cuarto lugar del sábado, era el “Sogacsa” de Páramo y Pablo Iglesias, al hacer octavo y noveno el domingo. Por el contrario el “Pazo de Cea” con Ramón Ojea a la caña hacía un segundo (su mejor puntuación del cuarto acto) y un sexto, y se metía con autoridad en el top ten final. Del que formaban parte, amén de los citados “Patakín” de Mallorca, “Let it be-Loewe” de Denia, “Bosch Service Solutions” de la promesa orensana Alejandro Pérez Canal y del veterano Jorge Pérez Canal con “Abril Rojo”.

Participaron también en este Selectivo para el Equipo Nacional de España en el Mundial 2019, “Enersys” de Guillermo Alonso, “Marnatura 1” de Luis Bugallo, “Marnatura 2” de José Luis Freire, “Tenaz” de Pablo Garriga, “Gextiom Group” de Laureano Wizner, “Oliver Design” de Eduardo Iglesias, “Valmy Atlántica” de Alberto Figueira, “Noticia VI” de Alberto Garcíay “Marolete” de Fran Edreira.

La ceremonia de clausura se celebraba a pie de pantalán solamente concluir las pruebas, que contaba con la presencia del Secretario de Deportes del ejecutivo gallego José Ramón Lete, el teniente alcalde vigués Carlos López Font, así como Julio Besada director general de Villalia y el presidente del Náutico de Vigo Rafael Tapias.

VILLALIA SPRING SERIES J70
ACTO 4 – CLASIF.FINAL

1, NOTICIA VIII (Torcida-Tabares)(RCM Santander) 18 puntos
2, ABRIL VERDE (Luis Pérez Canal)(RCN Vigo) 23
3, LAGUARDIA&MOREIRA (Gonzalo Araújo)(RCN Vigo) 25,
4, MERCADO BOANERGES (Malalo Bermúdez)(CNR Ares), 39
5, PATAKIN (Luis Albert Solana)(CM Mallorca), 44
6, SOGACSA (Paramo-Iglesias)(RCN Vigo), 48
7, PAZO DE CEA (Ojea-Cominges)(CM Canido), 54
8, LET IT BE-LOEWE (Juan Calvo Boronat)(RCN Denia), 60
9, BOSCH SERVICE SOLUTIONS (Alejandro Pérez Canal)(RCN Vigo), 60
10, ABRIL ROJO (Jorge Pérez Canal)(RCN Vigo), 64

CLASIFICACION GENERAL FINAL

1º Noticia VIII, 2º LaGuardia&Moreira, 3º Abril Verde, 4º Mercado Boanerges, 5º Patakín, 6º Gextiom Group, 7º Let it be-Loewe, 8º Pazo de Cea, 9º Sogacsa, 10º Abril Rojo, 11º Marnatura 1, 12º Bosch Service Solutions, 13º Enersys, 14º Marnatura 2, 15º Oliver Design, 16º Valmy Atlántica, 17º Marolete, 18º Tenaz, 19º Noticia VI

36th America´s Cup. Exitoso test de los foils del AC75 en Persico Marine.


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18th May 2019
AC75 FOIL ARM TESTING SUCCESSFULLY CARRIED OUT AT PERSICO MARINE

The second round of structural testing of the one design AC75 foil arms has successfully been conducted at Persico Marine in Italy this week.

Comprehensive tests were undertaken over the course of three days, with more than 100 different load cycles applied to the foil arm and were the final step in the foil arm design and construction process which has been led by Luna Rossa Challenge. The focus can now turn towards completing the production of the foil arms before they are distributed to the teams, in preparation for the respective launches of their AC75s in the coming months.

The satisfactory result follows on from the first round of one design foil arm testing undertaken at Persico in September 2018 after which a working group, with representatives of structural engineering from all of the teams to collaboratively redefine the design and build process for the one design foil arms for the AC75s.

The joint effort was led by Alessandro Franceschetti, Head of Structures for Luna Rossa Challenge together with New Zealand based composite engineering consultancy Pure Design and Engineering and Stefano Beltrando of Qi Composites who managed the quality control process.

During the testing, the one design foil arms were subjected to loads well in excess of twice those that are anticipated to be reached during intense AC75 racing.

“The one design foil arm is one of the primary structural components of the AC75. Today we achieved a great milestone towards the 36th America’s Cup. This was a full-scale testing program, a 1:1 scale foil arm prototype was tested under specific critical load-cases to mimic and analyse its structural behavior under extreme conditions, such as high asymmetric loading and grounding scenarios. For the first time in America’s Cup design programme history, a fully instrumented one design primary component has been tested to its full load carrying capacity until breakage. Today, we reached our targets and achieved all of our objectives, it was a synergic effort among all the teams,” said Alessandro Franceschetti.

Representatives from the Challengers, the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand and relevant stakeholders were present at Persico for this important milestone.

Andrew Corkery of Pure Design and Engineering: “While the foil arms are one design components across all teams, the same challenges in managing this project have remained in balancing innovation and performance, with safety, reliability and cost efficiency. It is always a huge challenge to tick all of those boxes, but with the outcome of these tests now positive, we will look forward to judging the performance on the water in the near future.”

Guillaume Verdier, Naval Architect, Emirates Team New Zealand: “Breaking foils in the America’s Cup is not new, it happens when you are pushing the boundaries. We did this in the last campaign in Bermuda and it is never a quick fix, but these setbacks are recoverable as we have witnessed today and that’s what the America’s Cup is about.”

Currently, the 8th foil arm is under construction at Persico, so the expectation is that the initial sets of foil arms will begin to ship to the teams in the coming weeks.

Marcello Persico, CEO of Persico Marine: “The America’s Cup foil arm project is a unique opportunity for Persico, that no other company in the industry has had the opportunity to undertake. Our team at Persico has worked very hard with the Cup teams on the development of this project, the testing and to ensure that the one design foil arms are absolutely identical.”

The other vital component to make the AC75s fly is the hydraulic and electronic foil cant system which was designed and built by Emirates Team New Zealand. The foil cant systems have already been dispatched and received by the teams.

Once the foil arms are received and subsequently installed, it will be all systems go for the launch of the first iterations of the AC75. The countdown to see these boats on the water is on.

TESTING PROCESS

To run the foil arm test, a bespoke test jig was been built in a secure area at Persico Marine. The set up allowed the 4.5m carbon foil arm to clamp on the cant axis point with a strop attached to a steel ‘replica wing’ that simulates the foil wing. Load was applied by a hydraulic cylinder.

Eight series of tests were undertaken to simulate the different loads the arms will be subjected to when the AC75 will fly.

The first two tests were performed applying an asymmetric load on the inboard wing to mimic what happens when the outboard end comes out of the water.

Tests number three and four were performed by applying the asymmetric loads to the outboard end using the same strains and cycles (30+) as above.

The fifth test was a bear-away load case and it was performed in order to simulate the maximum cant moment which would happen normally at the top mark.

Test six was an impact load case, to simulate the event of the arm hitting another surface.

The last two tests (7 and 8) were again bear-away load cases, but this time the weight applied was brought to the point where audible noises (test 7) and breakage (test 8) were expected.

To monitor any potential internal damage to the board, the foil arm was covered by microphones and fibre optic strands to record the acoustic emissions and strains at all times. Ultrasound surveys were completed after each test.

THE AC75 FOIL

The AC75 port and starboard foils are composed of a foil arm and a foil wing.

The AC75 4.5 metre long carbon foil arm has a wing attached to the tip of the arm, which provides the upward force needed to lift the AC75 clear of the water. The foil wing (4 metre span) is custom designed and will be built by each team.

Driving the foil arms is the electronic and hydraulic foil cant system (FCS), another one design supplied part which puts the arms and wings in and out of the water. The foil cant system was designed by Emirates Team New Zealand and manufactured in Auckland.

Europeo de 470 San Remo. Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz de Francia y Anton Dahlberg/Fredrik Bergstrom de Suecia campeones.




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France and Sweden shine at the 470 Europeans

Two medal races, sailed in perfect Mediterranean conditions, wrapped up the 470 Europeans, organised by local Yacht Club Sanremo and Marina degli Aregai, in co-operation with the national and international 470 class.

At the eve of the grand finale, both the men’s and the women’s top ten standings were so close to give everyone a chance to grab a medal, adding expectation to the mix.

Despite some hours’ waiting, shortly before 2 p.m. the wind set and enabled the Race Committee two launch the medal races on windward/leeward course, that were concluded in less than half an hour.

Ladies kicked-off first, in a nice westerly, with an intense start. France’s Camille Lecointre and Aloise Retornaz took the lead, carefully covering their closest rivals Afrodite Zegers/Lobke Berkhout from the Netherlands and Poland’s Agnieszka Skrzypulec and Jolanta Ogar, with British Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre trying to get free from the mid of the pack. Behind the French team – bronze medalists in Rio 2016- who rounded all the marks in first, the fight for the double-points medal race flared up, with the Dutch and the Polish swapping places. Closing in second and in third was not enough for the Skrzypulec/Ogar duo and Germany’s Nadine Boehm/Ann-Christin Goliass to reach the podium, while a fourth and fifth respectively for Mills/McIntyre and Zegers/Berkhout guaranteed silver and bronze to the much decorated female duos. “The medal race was a tough, especially the start, but very exciting.” said helm Camille Lecointre. “We needed to sail well, think about our race. We only needed to keet an eye on the competition on the second lap. We’re very happy.”

Shortly after the women’s celebrations on the water, the Race Committee launched the starting procedure for the men, where the scoreboard was even closer, with all the ten crews having a chance to jump on the podium. Australians Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan entered the medal race with a five-points lead on the reigning champions Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergstrom from Sweden, with Spain’s Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez and Greeks Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis, all at short distance from the top and all serious contenders to the medals. The wind having picked up a bit, the start was very tense and heated with the Swedes pushing hard from the pin end of the line, and the Austrians David Bargher/Lukas Maehr getting a penalty. On the first windward mark a collision between the Austrians and the Greeks resulted in a penalty for Mantis/Kagialis too, forcing the bronze medalists in Rio 2016 out of contention for the top spots, with New Zealanders Paul Snow-Hansen/Daniel Willcox showing excellent speed and guarding their second place to the finish line. The Australians and the Kiwis closed the match in first and second place respectively, with French pair Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion in third, realising the best comeback of the group. A fifth place guaranteed Dahlberg/Bergstrom their second consecutive European title with Xammar/Rodriguez getting a seventh and securing silver, while bronze went to the French duo. “It’s amazing!” said the Swedish sailors, just after crossing the finish line. “It was a very tough race, everything was there to grab. We had to keep focused all the time. It’s been a very challenging week and we are super happy!”

Podiums 470 Europeans

Women’s

Gold – Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz – FRA
Silver – Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre – GBR and realising today’s biggest comeback (they entered the medal race in tenth), finishing in third.
Bronze – Afrodite Zegers/Lobke Berkhout – NED

Men’s Open

1st – Mathew Belcher/Will Ryan – AUS
2nd – Anton Dahlberg/Fredrik Bergstrom – SWE
3rd – Paul Snow-Hansen/Daniel Willcox – NZL

Men’s European

Gold – Anton Dahlberg/Fredrik Bergstrom – SWE
Silver – Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez – ESP
Bronze – Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion – FRA

Interviews to the winners in English at this link. 

Men’s medal races video highlights at this link , the women’s at this link.

Full results, news and images at the official event website www.2019europeans.470.org.

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Sail Racing PalmaVela día 3.


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EL PRIMER GRAN TÍTULO DE LA TEMPORADA SE DECIDE MAÑANA EN PALMA

El viento se hizo hoy esperar en la 16ª Sail Racing PalmaVela, pero cuando apareció lo hizo con intensidad suficiente para que todas las clases pudieran disfrutar de otra excelente jornada de regatas en la bahía de Palma. La provisional a falta de una jornada muestra empate al frente de una clase, cuatro lideratos por la mínima y ningún campeón asegurado. El primer gran título de la temporada de regatas del Mediterráneo se decide mañana.

La incorporación de los Hansa 303 de vela adaptada completó hoy la parrilla de la 16ª Sail Racing PalmaVela, con 117 barcos compitiendo en cuatro áreas de regata distribuidas por la bahía de Palma. El programa del día contemplaba pruebas barlovento-sotavento para todos salvo los IRC, Época/Clásicos y Espíritu de Tradición, que navegaron en formato costero. La flota salía al agua con una predicción meteorológica incierta, y aunque el viento tardó en establecerse, cuando lo hizo ofreció condiciones de 16-18 nudos de intensidad, perfectas para la competición en todas las clases.

Los líderes al término de la tercera jornada de competición de la 16ª Sail Racing PalmaVela son: Quantum Racing (TP52), Vera (IRC), Arobas2 (Mallorca Sotheby’s ORC 0), Dralion (Mallorca Sotheby’s ORC 1), Shazam (Mallorca Sotheby’s ORC 2), Sirpi (Mallorca Sotheby’s ORC 3), Just the Job (Mallorca Sotheby’s ORC 4-5), Atila (J80), Mercury (Dragon), Puffin (Flying Fifteen),Team RCNP (Viper), Marigan (Época/Clásicos),January Sails (Espíritu de Tradición) y Fundación Alex (Hansa 303 Individual).

TP52: Gran día para Azzurra
El Azzurrarecordó hoy por qué llegaba a Palma como uno de los favoritos para aspirar al título. El barco timoneado por Guillermo Parada, ganador de la pasada edición, comenzó el campeonato con pobres resultados en las dos primeras jornadas (6-6 y 5-8), pero hoy inició su remontada firmando la mejor tarjeta de la flota: 1-2. La ausencia de descartes en clase TP52 lastra al equipo argentino, que ocupa ahora la quinta posición en una apretada clasificación que lidera el Quantum Racing patroneado por el campeón de America’s Cup Ed Baird. El barco estadounidense mostró un rendimiento discreto (4-5) pero suficiente para arrebatar el liderato a un Phoenix que hoy no tuvo su día (8-6). Segundo es el alemán Platoon, a un punto de la cabeza. La provisional después de seis parciales sugiere una emocionante jornada final, con cinco barcos en cinco puntos en la lucha por el título y hasta dos pruebas por disputar.

IRC:Vera gana y se pone al frente
Los IRC completaron hoy su segunda costera de la semana, navegada sobre un recorrido de 28 millas en condiciones de brisa ligera. El Wally Magic Carpet 3, armado y patroneado por Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, volvía a recurrir a su eslora (30,5 metros) y mayor potencia para liderar la prueba en el agua, pero el Vera de Miguel Galupo (25,4 metros de eslora) optimizaba mejor sus recursos para batir por 11 minutos a su rival tras la compensación de tiempos y conseguir su segunda victoria parcial de la semana. Sumados cuatro parciales, la provisional de clase IRC muestra a ambos equipos con cuatro puntos, pero el desempate favorece al Vera, líder de cara a una jornada final en la que el campeón se decidirá a una única carta.

Mallorca Sotheby’s ORC: Doble ración para todos
Las cinco divisiones de clase ORC Mallorca Sotheby’s pudieron completar las dos mangas barlovento/sotavento programadas para esta tercera jornada de competición.

En ORC 0, el TP52 Arobas2 de Gerard Logel ganó ambos asaltos y es el único barco de toda la 16ª Sail Racing PalmaVela que todavía no conoce la derrota. Tras cuatro mangas, el barco francés aventaja por cuatro puntos al TP52 Anafesto y el Melges 40 Synergy, empatados con siete puntos.

La clase ORC 1continúa siendo territorio Swan 42, barco que ocupa las tres primeras posiciones. El mejor de ellos fue hoy el Nadir de Pedro Vaquer (1-2), pero el Dralion de Pit Finis hizo lo suficiente para mantenerse en cabeza (5-1). Sólo cuatro puntos separan a los tres primeros clasificados de cara a mañana.

Los ORC 2 también pasaban hoy a formato barlovento-sotavento, con dos mangas que ganaron el IMS 42 Modul de Augusto Sanguineti y el Mumm 30 Shazam de Phillip Seippel, que conserva el liderato por la mínima frente a su rival.

En ORC 3, el Salona 37 Vertigo Dos Texia patroneado por Jorge Martínez Doreste se impuso en las dos pruebas de hoy, pero la clasificación sigue encabezada por el ganador de la costera de ayer, el First 35 Sirpi de José Matheu (2,5-2 hoy).

La jornada declase ORC 4-5 ofreció alternancia de resultados en cabeza entre el J97 Just the Job de Scott Beattie (2-1) y el Sun Fast 36 Mestral Fast de Jaime Morell (1-2). Sólo un punto les separa al frente de la tabla.

Programa completo en clases monotipo
Viper, J80, Flying Fifteen y Dragon estaban convocados para disputar hasta tres mangas, y todos cumplieron el programa previsto.

La clase Viper celebró las tres pruebas previstas y ya cuenta con seis parciales en sus casilleros. Los mejores del día volvieron a ser los mismos protagonistas de la jornada previa: el Hissing Sid de Lawrence Crispin (2-4-1) y el RCNP Palma de Pedro Marí (1-1-2), que se mantiene al frente de la provisional de cara a la jornada final.

En clase J80, el Atila de Miquel Pujadas supo defender el liderato alcanzado ayer firmando unos parciales de 2-2-1. También ganaron mangas hoy el Aloja (1-3-4) y el Cooper Rigging (3,5-1-3), que se mantiene segundo en la lucha por el título.

En Flying Fifteen, el Perfect Alibi de Timothy Goodbody mostró el mejor rendimiento de la categoría (2-1-1), rompiendo la imbatibilidad del todavía líder, el Puffin de James Waugh (1-2-2). Sólo dos puntos les separan en la provisional.

En clase Dragon, el Mercury de Eddie Owen repitió el excelente rendimiento de la jornada inaugural, ganando dos de las tres pruebas disputadas y anotando un segundo en la última. Lidera la clase por dos puntos frente al Meerblick de Otto Pohlmann.

El debut de los Hansa 303 en categoría individual permitió completar cuatro pruebas en el área de regatas más próximo al RCNP. Victoria incontestable para el Fundación Alex 3 de Sergio Roig merced a unos parciales de 1-1-1-3. Mañana competirán en modalidad doble.

En Época/Clásicos, el ganador de la costera fue el barco más veterano de la flota, el Marigan de Tim Liesenhoff, un impresionante Cutter Cangreja de 1898 que encabeza ahora la provisional de la categoría. En Espíritu de Tradición, repitió triunfo y defiende liderato el SHE 31 1.7 de 1973 January Sails, patroneado por Gabriel Catalá.

Última jornada
La 16ª Sail Racing PalmaVela se decide mañana, domingo, con una última jornada de competición que propone pruebas para todas las clases a partir de las 12:00h. Decidirán el título en formato costero las clases IRC, Mallorca Sotheby’s 0 y 1, Época/Clásicos y Espíritu de Tradición; los demás se despedirán con una nueva ración de pruebas barlovento-sotavento. De acuerdo con las Instrucciones de Regata, no se dará ninguna señal de salida más tarde de las 15:30h. La entrega de premios se celebrará en la terraza del Real Club Náutico de Palma a las 18:00h.

La 16ª Sail Racing PalmaVela está organizada por el Real Club Náutico de Palma, con la aprobación de la Real Federación Española de Vela, el patrocinio de Sail Racing, el patrocinio institucional del Govern de les Illes Balears y el Ajuntament de Palma, y con la colaboración de la Federación Balear de Vela, Club Náutic S´Arenal y la Autoridad Portuaria de Baleares.

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San Francisco SailGP, triunfo para Australia de Tom Slingsby.


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Australia wins U.S. debut of SailGP

- Sell-out crowd witnesses Australia victory over Japan on San Francisco Bay
- New York City next stop for global sports league

SAN FRANCISCO – May 5, 2019 – Thousands of spectators waved their favorite teams’ colors from the packed Marina Yacht Club Peninsula Race Village as they witnessed the Australia SailGP Team repeat as champions with victory over Japan, to win the U.S. debut of SailGP.

After two full days of thrilling racing at San Francisco SailGP, the Australia SailGP Team, helmed by Olympic gold medalist Tom Slingsby, took the top honor. Proving the ultimate come-back kids after struggling in training and a disappointing day of racing on Saturday, they defeated the Japanese team in the final match race to win the event and go two points up in the overall season rankings and a step closer to the $1 million prize.

San Francisco Bay lived up to its name this weekend, delivering spectacular conditions that provided the ultimate test of skill and stamina for the elite athletes racing on the world’s fastest race boats. Fans had a courtside seat to the speed and drama, witnessing speeds of over 45 knots literally just off the shore.

“We’re stoked, it’s no secret that we struggled all week. Nathan Outteridge and his team were better, but we kept saying we are going to come back. We left it late, but we did come back and won the match race and then the event,” said Slingsby.

After dominating the opening day, winning all three races in an impressive showing, Outteridge’s team couldn’t hold off Slingsby’s charge. Despite a close battle in the final match race, Outteridge later noted that a software issue meant that they were ‘sailing blind’ around the race course.

“As soon as something doesn’t work, it makes it very hard, it’s like asking a race car driver to drive a car where the brakes aren’t working,” said Outteridge. “The last race we lost the display software that tells us the time to the start, time to boundaries, shows a diagram of where you are on the course, so we raced the last race blind. Considering all that happened today, to still come second here and still pushing hard is great. Yesterday was the highlight for our team so far.”

With two wins out of two, the Australian team takes top spot on the overall Season 1 leaderboard, with just two points separating the top two teams going into the next event in New York, June 21-22.

Taking its first SailGP race win, Great Britain was one of the standout performers of the weekend, finishing third overall and maintaining the same position on the overall leaderboard.

One team that will be glad of a second chance to take a win on home soil is the young U.S. team. Having improved significantly going into the weekend, finishing just off the podium in fourth place, they are hungry to improve.

“We are going to go back again and go through the data, look at everything we learned and keep building on that,” said U.S. helm Rome Kirby. “We want to keep the learning curve going and keep progressing. It’s time to hit the books ahead of New York.”

“San Francisco was everything we hoped it would be. It provided a spectacular backdrop for our U.S. debut, a fantastic challenge for our world class athletes and an exciting spectacle for the fans,” said SailGP CEO Russell Coutts. “All of the teams have really stepped up a gear and it shows what effect the open access to data is having on the teams’ performance. It’s certainly going to make the next event in New York even more exciting.”

SailGP next heads to New York over the weekend of June 21-22, where the iconic city skyline will serve as the background for what’s sure to be another exciting stop for new global league.

Results

SailGP Season 1 // Leaderboard

1st // Australia // 93pts
2nd // Japan // 91pts
3rd // Great Britain // 79pts
4th // United States // 68pts
5th // France // 61pts
6th // China // 60pts

San Francisco SailGP // Overall

1st // Australia // 47pts
2nd // Japan // 46pts
3rd // Great Britain // 43pts
4th // United States // 37pts
5th // France // 28pts
6th // China // 27pts

Race 1

1st // Japan // 10pts
2nd // Australia // 9pts
3rd // Great Britain // 8pts
4th // United States // 7pts
5th // France // 6pts
6th // China // 5pts

Race 2

1st // Japan // 10pts
2nd // Australia // 9pts
3rd // United States // 8pts
4th // Great Britain // 7pts
5th // China // 6pts
6th // France // 5pts

Race 3

1st // Japan // 10pts
2nd // Great Britain // 9pts
3rd // Australia // 8pts
4th // United States // 7pts
5th // China // 6pts
6th // France // 5pts

Race 4

1st // Great Britain // 10pts
2nd // Japan // 9pts
3rd // Australia // 8pts
4th // United States // 7pts
5th // France // 6pts
6th // China // 5pts

Race 5

1st // Australia // 10pts
2nd // Great Britain // 9pts
3rd // United States // 8pts
4th // Japan // 7pts
5th // France // 6pts
6th // China // 5pts

Match Final

1st // Australia // 3pts*
2nd // Japan // 0pts

*To ensure the team with the highest score wins the event, the winner of the final match race receives one point if they are the top ranked team going into the match race, or one point more than the score of the number one ranked team if they finished second going into the match race.

Campeonato de Europa Master de Snipe para Alejandro Fresneda y Javier López.


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Sábado, Mayo 04, 2019
Alejandro Fresneda y Javier López se proclaman campeones de Europa Master de Snipe

- El Campeonato de Europa de Snipe Master ha concluido hoy en el Real Club Náutico de Valencia.
- Fernando Rita y Juan Magro, vencen en clase Master, y José Palacio y Francisco Palacio se llevan el trofeo Grand Master
- El título Legend Master ha sido para José Pérez y Jorge Juan Soriano.

Tras tres jornadas de competición en el mar y mucha animación en tierra, concluía hoy en el Real Club Náutico de Valencia el Campeonato de Europa de Snipe Master, que ha reunido a los equipos más destacados de esta clase de vela ligera con dos tripulantes en categoría Master.

Con una actuación impecable que les ha mantenido a la cabeza de la clasificación en todo momento, los almerienses Alejandro Fresneda y Javier López se han hecho con el título absoluto, seguidos de los lusos Tiago Roquette y Dries Crombe y con la tercera plaza para la pareja formada por José Luis Maldonado y Alexandre Tinocco, del RCN Valencia.

Patrones mayores de 45 años
El requisito para tomar parte en esta competición de categoría Master era que el patrón fuera mayor de 45 años y que la suma de las edades de los dos tripulantes fuera siempre superior a los 80 años. Además del título absoluto, la regata cuenta con las categorías Apprentice Master, con patrones mayores de 45 años, Master, con patrones mayores de 55 años, Grand Master, mayores de 65 años y Legend Master, de más de 75 años.

Última jornada con viento térmico
Tras dos jornadas de vientos suaves y meteorología inestable, el sol hacía hoy su aparición en el campo de regatas valenciano para las series finales, asegurando el preciado viento térmico del sureste, que ha soplado con una intensidad que ha ido desde los 8 nudos del inicio de la primera prueba a los 17 del final de la segunda. La flota se ha dividido en dos grupos, Oro y Plata, para disputar dos pruebas consistentes en sendos recorridos barlovento – sotavento, que confirmarían a los vencedores del título europeo en las diferentes categorías.

Fresneda y López: dominio y victoria
Los regatistas del Club de mar de Almería, Alejandro Fresneda y Javier López, que no han bajado de la cabeza de la tabla durante todo el campeonato, firmaban hoy su peor resultado, una quinta plaza que se han descartado y un tercero en la última prueba, que les han confirmado como campeones absolutos y en categoría Aprentice Master. Los portugueses Tiago Roquette y Dries Crombe, de We Do Sailing, han sabido conservar la segunda posición durante toda la regata, y tras descartar su peor marca en la primera manga de hoy, se llevan la plata tanto en categoría absoluta como en la de más de 45 años. La tercera posición en ambas también se ha mantenido en manos del José Luis Maldonado y Alexandre Tinocco, del RCN Valencia.

Fernando Rita y Juan Magro, campeones Master
Los regatistas del Club Marítimo de Mahón, Fernando Rita y Juan Magro han sabido ganarle la mano a sus compañeros de club Damián Borrás y Jordi Triay, alzándose con el título de campeón Master con la cuarta plaza de la tabla general. Por su parte, Borrás y Triay son subcampeones Master y quintos en la general y los italianos Alberto Schiaffino y Giuseppe Prosperi se llevan el bronce Master en la 12ª posición general.

El trofeo Grand Master se va a Asturias
La categoría Grand Master, reservada a los patrones de más de 65 años de edad, ha tenido como vencedores a la pareja formada por José Palacio y Francisco Palacio del Real Club Astur de Regatas, que han sido 11º en la general. La segunda posición en esta categoría ha sido para Jorn Haga del RCN Motril, navegando junto a la cartagenera Esperanza Péreza, y con los italianos Roberto Tozzi y Giuseppe Borelli completando el podio.

José Pérez y José Juan Soriano se llevan el Legend Master
Finalmente, los vencedores en la categoría más senior del campeonato, la Legend Master, cuyos patrones superan los 75 años de edad, han sido los murcianos José Pérez y Jorge Juan Soriano, del CN Los Nietos, seguidos del dúo portugués formado por Daniel Fins y Cristina Domingos y con la tercera plaza para los belgas André Callot y Eric Callot.

La entrega de trofeos ha contado con la presencia del presidente del RCN Valencia, Alejandro Fliquete; el comodoro de la Snipe Class International Racing Association (SCIRA), Pierto Fantoni; el vicepresidente de la Federación de Vela de la Comunidad Valenciana, Rafel Chirivella; el secretario general de Europa de la SCIRA, Martín Bermúdez y la tesorera Sue Roberts, entre otras autoridades.

El regatista del Real Club Náutico de Valencia, José María “Nano” Belda, que a sus 85 años de edad no ha querido perderse la competición, ha recibido una placa honorífica durante la entrega de trofeos, que reconoce sus 75 años como socio del club así como su larga trayectoria como regatista de Snipe, clase con la que ha logrado numerosos títulos.

De hecho la prueba ha reunido a numerosos miembros de la SCIRA que han podido disfrutar junto con los regatistas y miembros del club valenciano del famoso “Serious Sailing, Serious fun” de la clase Snipe, que se ha traducido en un buen número de eventos sociales y actividades de ocio en tierra.

Declaraciones

“Ha sido impresionante. He estado parado tres meses, pero volver y hacer un segundo es sensacional. La organización una maravilla, hay que volver al Real Club Náutico de Valencia”, Tiago Roqueette, subcampeón de Europa Master..

“Hemos estado encantados aquí, la organización del campeonato ha sido increíble, y hemos estado en la gloria en el RCN Valencia, la acogida ha sido increíble y el campo de regatas es sensacional”, Alejandro Fresneda, campeón de Europa Master.

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Club Swan 36. Presentación del nuevo barco de Nautor, diseño de Juan Kouyoumdjian.


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INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH OF CLUBSWAN 36
Press Release, 4 May 2019

Yesterday evening in Scarlino, Italy, following the third day of racing at the Scarlino Swan One Design, Nautor’s Swan held the worldwide première for its latest launch. The eagerly-anticipated ClubSwan 36, is an innovative high-performance yacht that unites the heritage and production skills of Nautor’s Swan, the trusted organisation of ClubSwan and the design flair of Juan Kouyoumdjian.

The model is the latest step in the long and successful design evolution of Nautor’s Swan and brings the marque full circle. It is 52 years since the first ever Swan, also a 36, made its debut in 1967. Uniting innovation and modernity and supported by eco-friendly technology from partners including BMW and Torqeedo, the ClubSwan 36 is a marriage of the finest attributes of dinghy and keelboat sailing with the thrill of foiling.

Following the unveiling, the ClubSwan 36 will undergo in-house testing and sea trials before going on the market where there is already significant interest. The target is to have five yachts in the water at the pinnacle event of the 2019 Nautor’s Swan One Design season, The Nations Trophy in Palma, Mallorca held in October.

For everyone involved the project, the launch represented a proud moment, and an opportunity to reflect on another significant milestone in Nautor’s Swan’s commitment to One Design racing. Following a welcome speech from Group CEO Giovanni Pomati, the protagonists provided an insight into the project.

Leonardo Ferragamo, President, Nautor’s Swan:
“The ClubSwan 36 is not just another boat, but one more step in our vision. Through ClubSwan, we have created a dedicated division for One Design racing yachts, offering advantages and opportunities to those who desire to come into these classes. We are providing more ways of racing on exciting boats where it is the human factor and the team which counts. Supported by the Class rules, racing is conducted in a fair, gentleman-like manner and is a lot of fun. In parallel, there is a dedicated One Design racing circuit – The Nations Trophy – a quite unique opportunity to create competition between different countries.”

Enrico Chieffi, Vice-President, Nautor’s Swan:
“The unveiling is a dream come true because we now have the boat physically in front of us. The thinking was to create something that didn’t already exist exploring fields and opportunities which were not seen in the market until now. We decided to position ourselves between a traditional and a very innovative boat. The 36 is exactly this and was created with the very successful Nations Trophy One Design circuit in mind. To continue to be successful you need numbers and events are made by big numbers. The solution was to have a smaller, simpler, less expensive, high performance yacht completely dedicated to racing.”

Juan Kouyoumdjian, ClubSwan 36 Lead Naval Architect:
“The general idea was to go back to the essence of yacht racing. It was essential as part of the design to give the crews sailing this boat the tools to express themselves beyond the strategy of reading the wind and the water. Through a series of deck layout features and things you can do with the rig and the appendages, this boat – together with the high-performance foiling technology embraced by the world of yachting – provides that. It is a balance between providing sailors with the tools on the boat to make it go faster and be more efficient, and for it to be simple enough for the boat to be sailed without complication. Anybody who wants to feel the essence of yachting should love this boat.”

Phillippe Oulhen, ClubSwan 36 Product Line Leader:
“Such a project is a human adventure. Behind the scenes there are so many great people involved. A good boat is an assembly of its technology and equipment, of coordination, partners and suppliers, and a lot of people who come together. I have worked on a lot of similar size projects but never seen such a big team, experts from every field. The overall concept and result is a reflection on the overall quality of everybody involved.”

CLUBSWAN 36: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Design Features
Carbon transverse sliding C-foil
E-glass hull structure, keel box & C-foil casing
Carbon hull and deck
Fully adjustable HR40 carbon mast
Twin whale fin rudders with tubercles
Key Specifications

LOA: 11.00 m / 36 ft
LWL: 10.59 m / 34.74 ft
Beam Max: 3.60 m / 11.8 ft
Draft: 2.75 m / 9 ft
Displacement Measurement: 2,590 kg / 5,710 lbs
Displacement Sailing: 3,140 kg / 6,923 lbs
Ballast: 1,455 kg / 3,207 lbs
SA/D: 50
Ballast ratio: 47%

Rig and Sail Dimensions

Jib Max: 33.5 m2 / 361 sq.ft
Mainsail: 58.4 m2 / 629 sq.ft
Asymmetric: 134 m2 / 1422 sq.ft
I: 13.11 m / 43.00 ft
J: 4.77 m / 15.65 ft
P: 15.00 m / 49.21 ft
E: 5.80 m / 19.03 ft

Key Class Regulations
Strict One Design Class
Owner-Driver Rule
Full crew of 6, maximum of 3 professionals
Max crew weight of 510 kg / 1,124 lbs
Compact sail package – 1 main, 2 jibs, 1 asymmetric spinnaker
Eligibility for Swan One Design racing programme

For further details about the ClubSwan 36 please click here.
High resolution images copyright free for editorial purposes are available here: http://nautorswan.photoshelter.com/gallery/ClubSwan-36-worldwide-premiere/G0000Fo.P2SBBjeU

Bermuda 1000 Race, diecisiete solitarios saldrán de Douarnenez en ocho días.

Fuente info Imoca Globe Series

Tuesday april 30, 2019

8 days to go to the Bermuda 1000 Race: 17 solo sailors lining up

It is in a week from now on Wednesday 8th May that the Bermuda 1000 race will start from Douarnenez (Brittany). It is the first event in the 2019 IMOCA Globe Series and the only solo race of the season. Seventeen sailors representing six nationalities are expected to take part, including three women and seven solo sailing rookies. They will be facing 2000 miles of racing back to Brest, via the emblematic Fastnet lighthouse and the Azores. We take a look today at the line-up.

As in all of the events in the IMOCA class, the Bermuda 1000 Race will be bringing together a large and eclectic fleet with sailors competing on boats launched between 1998 (Alexia Barrier) and 2015 (Fabrice Amedeo and Giancarlo Pedote). While there are huge differences in terms of the technology, we shall also see skippers coming from a wide range of backgrounds with different experiences and various goals.

Seven solo rookies
Among the seventeen registered, seven will be taking part in their first solo IMOCA race. Sébastien Simon (Arkea Paprec) will be advancing once again on the former PRB. He has just spent 35 days aboard her and sailed twice across the Atlantic: firstly between Cadiz and San Salvador (Columbus Route) sailing double-handed with Vincent Riou, and then secondly, between Miami and Port-la-Forêt as if he was sailing alone. Also competing on a foiling IMOCA, the Italian, Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian Group) has been sailing for two months on his new boat and will be taking advantage of this new 2000-mile race to boost his confidence and see how he measures up against his rivals.

Three other rookies will be setting sail aboard IMOCAs built for the 2008-2009 Vendée Globe: Miranda Merron (Campagne de France), Maxime Sorel (V and B-Sailing Together) and Clément Giraud (Envol). By competing in the Bermuda 1000 Race, they will learn a lot and will certainly enjoy the competitive aspect too, even if their prime goal is to finish the race and grab some precious miles to be selected for the 2020 Vendée Globe. Also discovering his boat, the Belgian skipper, Denis Van Weynbergh (Eyesea.be) will be taking part with the same aims aboard Nandor Fa’s former IMOCA. The countdown has begun too for British sailor, Pip Hare, who has been able to sail on her IMOCA (the legendary Superbigou), but is counting more on the wealth of experience she has acquired sailing solo on other types of boat over the years.

First time on a foiler for Yannick Bestaven and huge appendages for Sam Davies
Yannick Bestaven (Maître CoQ) has moved up a step by swapping his Farr designed boat from 2006 (now in the hands of Clément Giraud) for a much more recent IMOCA with foils, the former Safran. After a good trial period in Cascais (Portugal) with Roland Jourdain, Yannick will be racing for the first time with this boat, which should allow him to fully express himself. After a long refit, Sam Davies (Initiatives Cœur) relaunched her IMOCA last week and unveiled some new foils, which are impressive in terms of their size. The Bermuda 1000 Race will be a good first test, even if she has not had much time to get to grips with the new foils. We should add that last year, Sam came close to victory, finishing just twelve minutes behind Paul Meilhat.

Aiming to confirm their position after the Route du Rhum
Six competitors who completed the 2018 Route du Rhum will be attempting to continue along the same lines and clock up more miles again. Currently fourth in the IMOCA Globe Series, the German sailor, Boris Herrmann (Malizia Yacht Club de Monaco) intends to take advantage of the Bermuda 1000 Race to move up a few places, as the three competitors ahead of him are absent from this event. Both competing on boats designed by Finot-Conq, Damien Seguin (Groupe Apicil) and Stéphane Le Diraison (Time For Oceans) have the means to finish among the frontrunners in the boats with straight daggerboards, and maybe even leave a few foilers behind them… After his eleventh place in the Route du Rhum on what was his first major experience in the IMOCA class, Ari Huusela (Ariel 2) hopes to do equally well in the Bermuda 1000 Race and remain on schedule to become the first Finnish sailor to take part in the Vendée Globe in 2020. Respectively 14th and 15th in the Route du Rhum, Manuel Cousin (Groupe Setin) and Alexia Barrier (4myplanet) are aiming to continue their methodical progression and take advantage of this race to check out the work done during the winter.

Two skippers who completed the 2016-2017 Vendée Globe
We will also be seeing two sailors, who completed the last edition of the non-stop solo round the world race. Automatically selected for the next edition, they nevertheless wish to compete in all of the events in the Globe Series. The only sailor to have completed three Vendée Globe races in a row, along with Armel Le Cléac’h, Arnaud Boissières (La Mie Câline-Artipôle) wants to tackle the 2019 season to step up his performance aboard his IMOCA, which was equipped with foils last season. As for Fabrice Amedeo (Newrest-Art & Fenêtres), who relaunched his boat on Monday 29th April, he will be entering a key phase. “I shall be tackling the Bermuda 1000 Race remaining modest in terms of my ambitions, but it is important to take part. It’s a way to prepare and more importantly, the only solo race of the season,” he explained.

The 17 skippers registered for the Bermuda 1000 Race:
• Fabrice Amedeo (Newrest-Art & Fenêtres)
• Alexia Barrier (4myplanet)
• Yannick Bestaven (Maître CoQ)
• Arnaud Boissières (La Mie Câline-Artipôle)
• Manuel Cousin (Groupe Setin)
• Sam Davies (Initiatives Cœur)
• Clément Giraud (Envol)
• Pip Hare (Superbigou)
• Boris Herrmann (Malizia Yacht Club de Monaco)
• Ari Huusela (Ariel 2)
• Stéphane Le Diraison (Time For Oceans)
• Miranda Merron (Campagne de France)
• Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian Group)
• Damien Seguin (Groupe Apicil)
• Sébastien Simon (Arkea-Paprec)
• Maxime Sorel (V and B-Sailing Together)
• Denis Van Weynbergh (Eyesea.be)

The programme for the Bermuda 1000 Race:
- Monday 6th May: Course to be announced
- Tuesday 7th May, 1730hrs (Douarnenez): Race briefing
- Wednesday 8th May, 1300hrs (Douarnenez): Start of the Bermuda 1000 Race
- Wednesday 15th May (Brest): First competitors expected to finish
- Saturday 18th May, 1800hrs (Brest): Prize-giving ceremony