El ENARD y los atletas argentinos en estado de alerta.


Declaración de los atletas argentinos oponiéndose a la derogación de la ley que otorgaba beneficio directo al ENARD a través de un impuesto del 1% a la telefonía movil.

Inquietud en el mundo deportivo: la reforma tributaria prevé la quita de financiamiento al Enard, hacer click acá para leer la nota del diario La Nación sobre el tema

VOR 2017-18. Ultimas millas antes de la autopista a Ciudad del Cabo.


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16 de noviembre de 2017
Una tirada de dados en el Atlántico Sur

La primera gran apuesta para la flota de la Volvo Ocean Race desde que cruzó el Ecuador se ha desarrollado este jueves, cuando el team AkzoNobel ha puesto rumbo este intentando acortar millas

En el parte de posiciones de las 1300 UTC, el AkzoNobel de Simeon Tienpont estaba en el primer puesto de la Etapa 2 porque su trayectoria, a unas 70 millas náuticas al este de la flota, los acerca más a Ciudad del Cabo que cualquiera de sus rivales.

Pero aunque técnicamente están en la pole position en términos de distancia hasta la llegada, este movimiento es un riesgo táctico que han asumido Tienpont y su navegante, Jules Salter.

Al posicionarse al este, han reducido la cantidad de millas que necesitan para navegar, pero es probable que tengan menos viento, con lo que en teoría irán más lentos.

En comparación, los equipos más cercanos a la costa brasileña – Dongfeng Race Team, MAPFRE, Team Brunel y Vestas 11th Hour Racing – probablemente recogerán antes los vientos más fuertes que se gestan 500 millas hacia el sur, con lo que potencialmente irán con mucha más velocidad hacia su objetivo.

Tienpont dijo que AkzoNobel esperaba obtener ganancias en los próximos días gracias a un role en la dirección del viento que les permitirá apuntar sus proas más directo a Ciudad del Cabo.

“En los próximos días habrá un poco de impulso para que todos salgan”, dijo.

Mientras tanto, el director del Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Mark Towill, dijo que al estar más hacia el oeste esperaban retrasar una inevitable trasluchada por un sistema de alta presión y beneficiarse de una brisa mejor.

“Obviamente estamos un poco más cerca de la costa, un poco más lejos del sistema de alta presión. Las próximas 18 horas lo dirán, pero somos optimistas sobre nuestra posición en este momento”, dijo.

Aunque el parte de posiciones no lo muestra, es probable que Dongfeng siga siendo el verdadero líder de la etapa con MAPFRE pisándole los talones en el segundo lugar.

A bordo de MAPFRE no ha habido ninguna interrupción, ya que hacen todo lo que pueden para aferrarse a la popa del Dongfeng mientras evitan el ataque de Brunel y Vestas.

“Cuando tienes barcos cerca, tienes que mantenerte más activo porque si te relajas un poco, los barcos que están detrás te atraparán y los barcos que están adelante ganarán distancias”, dijo el proa y capitán del barco MAPFRE Antonio ‘Ñeti’ Cuervas- Mons.

“Es muy importante que te mantengas concentrado. Tener el parte de posiciones cada seis horas, nos mantiene trabajando duro. No queremos perder nada”, añadió.

Marcando la división entre el oeste y el este, el Turn the Tide on Plastic y el Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag continuan su batalla después de que este redujo la distancia de sus rivales a solo dos millas.

“Hemos tenido unas nubes infernales, y de esas nubes salió el Scallywag”, informó Dee Caffari, patrona del Turn the Tide. “Ahora están dos millas atrás”.

Etapa 2 – Parte de posiciones – Jueves 16 de noviembre (día 12) – 13:00 UTC

1. team AkzoNobel — distancia a la meta – 2,901.4 millas náuticas
2. Turn the Tide on Plastic +42.4
3. Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag +45.7
4. MAPFRE +47.9
5. Dongfeng Race Team +52.3
6. Team Brunel +57.9
7. Vestas 11th Hour Racing +68.7

Club de Regatas La Plata, 115 años de vida para mi querido club.

Felicidades al Club de Regatas La Plata por este nuevo aniversario. El club que eligió mi viejo cuando se instaló en la ciudad de La Plata y al que llevó por consecuencia a navegar a mis dos hermanas y a mi desde que eramos chicos. Terco e insistente, logró que mis “pocas ganas de navegar” se transformaran en lo que soy hoy, un agradecido de la vela y todo lo que me ha dado como deporte. En este club hice mis primeros pasos en el Optimist y lo más importante, conocí a los amigos que tengo actualmente, los más fieles, los que nunca te van a fallar en las buenas, y sobretodo en las malas. Es en este club también donde conocí a Juliana, mi compañera de toda la vida.
Pese a todas estas cosas hermosas, interiormente me siento en deuda con mi club porque creo que podría haberle dado más de lo que él como institución me ha brindado en tantos años. Nunca es tarde por suerte y espero que estos años que vienen me encuentren dando una mano bien de cerca en toda actividad náutica que requiera de mi ayuda. Así lo hizo mi viejo, y asi creo que debería hacerlo yo.
Gracias Regatas, ¡ sos una parte enorme de mi vida !

Juanpa

Transat Jacques Vabre 2017. Phil Sharp y Pablo Santurde on Imerys Clean Energy, retoman la punta en Class 40.

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Anglo-Spanish duo retake lead as Doldrums fray nerves

As with Sodebo Ultim’s victory yesterday, the Anglo-Spanish duo of Phil Sharp and Pablo Santurde on Imerys Clean Energy are also showing in the Class40 that you do not need the biggest budget or the latest boat to be the leader.
With 60 per cent of the race complete, Sharp and Santurde, despite their communication problems and disrupted weather files, do not seem to be giving anything away to the theoretically faster latest generation French boats alongside them.
If the finish for the two Ultime in Salvador de Bahia yesterday was one of the closest in the history of the race – 1 hour 47 minutes and 57 seconds – the other three fleets battling it out in the Atlantic could deliver even more nail-biting.
The Multi50 has seen a stunning reversal at the front in the last 48 hours, the Imoca leader may yet suffer in Doldrums too and the podium battle is intensifying behind them. But nothing tops the Class40.

Latest ETAs

Ultime: Prince de Bretagne – Wedneday, November 15 night UTC

Multi50: Leaders, Thursday, November 16, 5 or 6 hours after Prince de Bretagne

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Campeonato Argentino de ORC 2017. Mad Max y Happy Hour campeones.


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¡MAD MAX Y HAPPY HOUR CAMPEONES ARGENTINOS!

Este fin de semana se corrió el segundo y último fin de semana del Campeonato Argentino de ORC, organizado por el Yacht Club Argentino en la sede de Dársena Norte. El evento contó con el auspicio de Galicia Éminent.

Participaron 42 barcos entre las fórmulas ORC Internacional y ORC Club, haciéndolo un campeonato muy entretenido y emocionante.

El sábado se corrieron tres recorridos barlovento-sotavento con vientos del sudoeste que fueron de los 10 a los 18 nudos y algunas oscilaciones en cuanto a dirección.

Al regresar a tierra todos los navegantes fueron recibidos con premios con forma (y contenido) de latitas de cerveza para refrescarse luego de las tres regatas. Por otro lado (y tratando de que no haya cervezas de por medio) se hicieron pesajes, inspecciones de elementos de seguridad y mediciones de velas.

Hoy, domingo, se corrió un recorrido de 11 millas frente a Dock Sud, luego de una hora de postergación por falta de viento. Una vez que el mismo decidió apersonarse lo hizo desde el noreste con una intensidad de 5 nudos. Durante toda la regata el viento fue aumentando hasta los 10 nudos.

Se coronó Campeón Argentino de la fórmula ORC Internacional el Mad Max de Julián Somodi y en la fórmula ORC Club el Happy Hour de Vicente Ragognetti.

“Tenemos Somodi- Somodi en ORC internacional” dijo Julián Somodi, dueño del Mad Max, Campeón Argentino en ORC Internacional y ganador de la Serie A. Su hermano, Andrés, ganó la Serie B con el Ushuaia. “La tripulación muy, muy bien. Somos muy amigos eso es lo lindo: que somos todos amigos y tratamos de hacer lo mejor a nuestro a nivel. Somos muy parejos. El barco también nos ayudó mucho, es un trabajo que hacemos durante todo el año.”

Al regreso se realizó la entrega de premios con comida en la carpa.

Los resultados finales son:

ORC Internacional
Serie A

Mad Max – Julián Somodi – 8 pts.
San Gregorio – Simón Simsiroglu – 15 pts.
Gaucho – Funes de Rioja – 22 pts.

Serie B

Ushuaia – Andrés Somodi – 15 pts.
Cuique Suum VI – Gregorio Fabiano – 23 pts.
Trending Topic – Pablo Micetich – 20 pts.

Clasificación General.

Mad Max – Julián Somodi – 18 pts.
San Gregorio – Simón Simsiroglu – 30 pts.
Ushuaia – Andrés Somodi – 33 pts.

ORC Club
Serie A

Too Match – Álvaro Medali – 16 pts.
Llanero – David Said – 19 pts.
Patagonia 3 – Ramiro Tiscornia – 24 pts.

Serie B

Happy Hour – Vicente Ragognetti – 10 pts.
Ladino – Pablo Maffei – 23 pts.
Interceptor – Santiago Hermann – 23 pts.

Serie C

Cómplice – Diego Tosi – 10 pts.
Sí – Alberto Laporta – 16 pts.
Papareim – Marcelo Miniati – 20 pts.

Clasificación General.

Happy Hour – Vicente Ragognetti – 22 pts.
Too Match – Álvaro Medali – 23 pts.
Llanero – David Said – 27 pts.

¡Gracias a todos por venir y FELICITACIONES!

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Transat Jacques Vabre 2017. Record de velocidad de 24hs. para el Class 40 V and B.


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Maxime Sorel y Antoine Carpentier, con 377.7 millas recorridas en 24 hs. baten el record anterior que estaba en manos del español “Tales II” de Botín/Santurde.

Video a bordo del Initiatives-Coeur.

Date : 10/11/17 – 16h06

Class40
1 – Imerys Clean Energy
2 – V and B
3 – Aïna Enfance & Avenir

Multi50
1 – FenêtréA – Mix Buffet
2 – Arkema
3 – Réauté Chocolat

Imoca
1 – St Michel – Virbac
2 – SMA
3 – “DES VOILES ET VOUS!”

Ultim
1 – Sodebo Ultim’
2 – Maxi Edmond de Rothschild
3 – Prince de Bretagne

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24-hour speed record broken stoking Anglo-Spanish and French rivalry

The ferocious pressure in the air, on the water and in the boats in this 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre saw the Class40, V and B, break the 24-hour speed record today (Friday).

French skippers Maxime Sorel and Antoine Carpentier, in second place on V and B traveled 377.7 nautical miles between Thursday, November 9, 07:30 (UTC) and Friday, November 10 (07:30) at an average speed of 15.7 knots.

As if the Anglo-Spanish and French rivalry at the front of the Class40 fleet needed any more stoking. British skipper Phil Sharp and his Catalan co-skipper Pablo Santurde, the leaders on Imerys Clean Energy will be doubly conscious of V and B’s speed as the previous record was held by Thalès II, skippered by Gonzalo Botin and Santurde. They travelled 373.3 miles at 15.56 knots average on July 16, 2016 during the Transat Quebec-Saint-Malo.

60-50-30

Five days after leaving Le Havre in Normandy, the Class40 have completed almost a third of the race, the Imoca and Multi 50 almost half, and the Ultime 60 per cent.

A duel in the sun

The hunter is now the hunted but Sodebo Ultim’ is more than holding its own against the newly-launched Maxi Edmond de Rothschild as they rapidly approach the potentially decisive phase: the Doldrums, which are loitering at 7 degrees North of the Equator. But it looks likely that they will be battling all the way to the line with arrivals predicted on Monday, November 13. “In these conditions, you quickly go from being the hunter to the hunted,” Thomas Coville, the skipper of Sodebo Ultim’ said in the morning when the lead they had stunningly taken on Thursday had been cut to under 20 miles. But Maxi Edmond de Rothschild lost 10 miles during the day directly the wake of the Sodebo Ultim’.

It is hard to know why. They are both averaging around 26 knots in near-perfect downwind drag race conditions. Perhaps the most obvious reason is that these 15-knot north-westerlies are not strong enough to unleash Maxi Edmond de Rothschild’s potential. Thomas Rouxel, the co-skipper said before the start that in the two months of testing they felt that if they were travelling “under 30 knots, we feel very slow and like we’re stuck in glue.” It could be their slower transitions and lack of familiarity with their new great beast as Rouxel suggested today.

But these teams play things close to their chests and it may be that they are being more conservative because of accumulated fatigue or they are testing things – as skipper Sébastien Josse said on the start line? Or could there is a small technical glitch – they would not be the only ones.

Multi50: The west pays out for Le Roux and Riou

Ten miles behind in second early this morning, 12 hours later Fenêtre A- Mix Buffet (Erwan Le Roux / Vincent Riou), who had positioned themselves 50 miles west are 33 miles ahead of Arkema.

Imoca: The dominant favourite

Commanding leaders of the Imoca, St Michel-Virbac, continues to slowly stretch away from the fleet. The leader sailed a knot faster over 24 hours than the other foilers. SMA, in second, continues to be the most impressive pursuer, particularly as it is an older boat without foils. They hope that the softening conditions in the next 24 hours will favour them. Des Voiles et Vous! In third is beginning to pay for staying east as that high-pressure system in their path is forcing them west and has cost them 80 miles.

Class 40: The heat is on

Nowhere is the fleet racing keener than in Class40s. Imerys Clean Energy continues to hold the lead and are not far off a record 24-hour speed themselves, despite battling with antenna failure and a lack of weather files. Three French boats are in hot pursuit off Madeira: V and B ((second in the race in the last edition in 2015), Aïna Enfance et Avenir et TeamWork40. The GPS recorded an almost unbelievable 28 knots on GPS today.

Damage report

On Ciela Village, Thierry Bouchard and Oliver Krauss have been sailing without an autopilot since the second day of the race. Also without a computer, they are take turns at the helm, one and a half hours each.

Pit stops

Early leader and one of the Class40 French favourites, the newly-launched Carac, has slowly been dropping off the pace in the last few days and it is becoming clearer why as it heads for Funchal in Madeira. Louis Duc, third in the race two years ago, needs medical attention following a violent blow to his knee. On anti-inflammatories for three days, Duc ‘s condition has worsened by further blows and he is unable to move around the boat. They should arrive during the night.

Enel Green Power: Italian duo, Andrea Fontini and Alberto Bona, should arrive in Lisbon at 04:00, where they will try and fix their broken starboard rudder. The damage occurred yesterday morning when the boat hit a UFO.

Rescued

After their capsize and dramatic rescue yesterday morning, Eric Defert and Christopher Pratt, skippers of Drekan Groupe, transferred from Beautriton, the Dutch freighter that came to their aid, on to a Portuguese Navy patrol boat and landed at Punta Delgada (Azores) this afternoon.

Volvo Super 40, propuesta de diseño para las regatas inshore de la futura VOR.


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Is this the future boat of Volvo Ocean Race inshore racing?

We are very pleased to share with you the VS40. Our Volvo Multihull Inshore Racing proposal, a performance orientated 40 foot foiling catamaran with Volvo inspired Scandinavian aesthetics that can be folded into a single container. The unique ease of pack up and assembly driven by the tender document results in a boat that is well suited to an expansion as a class complementary to the Volvo Ocean Race.

An opportunity was seen to group together a number of people who had become connected through a variety of projects in the past. The timing of the project worked out well, coming at the end of the America’s Cup, and at an interesting time in the big picture development of foiling racing boats.

Our design group consists of Gonzalo Redondo and his d3 Applied Technologies team, Adam May, Luc du Bois, Marc Menec from IS3D Engineering, Ocke and Ted Mannerfelt from Mannerfelt Design Team, Giovanni Belgrano from Pure Design & Engineering and Bob Graham.

While awaiting the decision on the timing of the next Volvo Ocean Race, work as a group continues on other exciting foiling projects.

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2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Marit Bouwmeester (NED) y Peter Burling (NZL) los galardonados.


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Bouwmeester and Burling the big winners at inaugural World Sailing Awards

Marit Bouwmeester (NED) and Peter Burling (NZL) were the big winners at the inaugural World Sailing Awards in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico as they were announced male and female 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year.

Held at Patio Los Arcos in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the sport of sailing was celebrated in a star-studded evening that welcomed leading sailors and influencers.

The 2017 World Sailing Awards also saw the presentation of the Beppe Croce Trophy and the President’s Development Award.

The Beppe Croce Trophy is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing. Carlo Croce, President of World Sailing from 2013 – 2016 received the trophy.

Stan Honey was the recipient the President’s Trophy, an award that recognises an individual for their work in developing sailing.

Bouwmeester bounces back

After claiming gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and then a well-earned victory at the 2016 World Cup Series Final in Melbourne, Australia, Marit Bouwmeester (NED) was overcome with repetitive injuries.

The Dutch racer was unable to race at major regattas throughout the early part of the 2017 but had targeted returning to the sport at her home Laser Radial World Championship in Medemblik, the Netherlands.

Bouwmeester made an outstanding comeback and stormed her way through to claim an emphatic third world title. Just two months later, she claimed the European Championship title ensuring she holds all the current major titles – Olympic, Worlds and European.

In attendance in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Bouwmeester was voted the female Rolex World Sailor of the Year by the public, World Sailing’s Member National Authorities and guests voting on the night.

An astounded Bouwmeester was almost lost for words upon receiving the unique marble and silver trophy depicting the globe, crowned with five silver spinnakers representing the continents, together with a Rolex timepiece.

“I’m just a girl from Friesland, north of Netherlands,” she commented.

“I have always had big dreams and I didn’t just want to go to the Olympics but I wanted to win a gold medal and dominate the sport of sailing, being the best sailor there is. People laughed at me because at that time, I wasn’t even ranked in the top 20.

“I guess if you enjoy what you do and if you work hard and stay dedicated then dreams do come true. I want to spread the message to the young and the old, to follow their dreams.”

Brilliant Burling continues to thrill

New Zealand’s Peter Burling continues to thrill and excite those who watch him sail and compete. Cool under pressure, calm and collected on the water, at just 26-years old, Burling has achieved success that many aspire to, but very few achieve.

Burling personified cool, calm and collectedness at the 35th America’s Cup at the helm Emirates Team New Zealand.

With the weight of an expectant nation on his shoulders, Burling never once looked deterred throughout the Challenger Series and America’s Cup Match. Even a dramatic capsize, that could have jeopardised the whole campaign, didn’t put him off his stride.

Facing off against ORACLE TEAM USA and the bullish Jimmy Spithill, Burling was never fazed and with a hard-working team, spearheaded a 7-1 victory.

Burling was unable to join delegates at the 2017 World Sailing Awards as he is currently competing in the Volvo Ocean Race on-board Team Brunel.

The Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, sponsored by Rolex since 2001, are the most prestigious awards of recognition in the dynamic sport of sailing.

Former World Sailing President follows in the footsteps of his father

The Beppe Croce Trophy has been presented to distinguished sailors, rules gurus and designers who have all dedicated an outstanding amount of time to the sport sailing.

The roll of honour is an impressive one and features some true innovators within the sport.

The Federazione Italiana Vela presented the trophy to World Sailing in memory of Beppe
Croce, World Sailing President from 1969–1986. First awarded in 1988 to His Majesty King Olav of Norway, Beppe Croce’s son, Carlo Croce, received the recognition at the 2017 World Sailing Awards for his services to the sport.

A 1972 and 1976 Olympian, Croce was destined to have a significant future in the sport. He served in several America’s Cup campaigns as President of the Luna Rossa Challenge in the America’s Cup and then as President of Federazione Italiana Vela.

From 2012 – 2016 he was the President of World Sailing, leading the world governing through a rebranding from the International Sailing Federation to ISAF and putting the sailors at the heart.

Croce received the Award from World Sailing President Kim Andersen following insightful, entertaining anecdotes of his life from World Sailing Vice-President, Gary Jobson.

Recording breaking innovator receives President’s Development Award

Since 2008, the President’s Development Award has been awarded to an individual for their work or involvement in developing the sport of sailing nationally or internationally.

Stan Honey received the award from World Sailing President, Kim Andersen, as he has continuously looked forward, developing the presentation of the sport on television as well as being one of the most accomplished sailors.

As a sailor, Honey won the Volvo Ocean Race as navigator, set numerous world records and currently navigates on Comanche.

Throughout his career, Honey has used his engineering background to create breakthrough television graphics that have enhanced the production levels of sailing. In 2013, Honey was responsible for creating GPS based imaging for the America’s Cup and continues to refine the technology for wider use. For his efforts, Honey was presented with an Emmy Award in 2013.