Mundial de F18 Dinamarca, sexto puesto para los argentinos Cruz González Smith y Mariano Heuser.

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Sexto puesto para la Argentina en el Mundial de F18
(17 de julio de 2017)

Cruz González Smith y Mariano Heuser finalizaron en el sexto lugar del World Championship 2017 de F18, disputado del 8 al 15 de julio en el Vallensbaek Yacht Club de Dinamarca.

El dúo argentino fue subcampeón en la edición del año pasado del Mundial de esta veloz clase de catamarán, realizado en la Argentina, logrando esta vez la sexta ubicación sobre 124 competidores, muchos de ellos provenientes de verdaderas potencias deportivas.

Cruz y Mariano, de una buena cosecha de podios en todos los campeonatos de F18 corridos en el Río de la Plata en los últimos años, en Dinamarca acumularon un puntaje neto de 79. Los ganadores fueron los holandeses Mischa Heemskerk y Stephan Dekker, con apenas 51 unidades, seguidos por los belgas Patrick Demesmaeker y Gilles Tas; Jolbert van Dijk, y Frank de Waard, también de Holanda, completaron el podio. Cuarto y quinto puesto fueron para España y Grecia. El barco argentino fue el único latinoamericano del campeonato.

La FAY agradece el apoyo de los sponsors Galicia Éminent y Paradigma para la buena performance de la vela argentina en los más importantes compromisos deportivos del mundo.

M32 World Championship Marstrand, triunfo de Phil Robertson con ChinaOne Ningbo.

© Anton Klock / M32 World

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Stormy final day hands M32 World Championship title to Robertson

Phil Robertson and the crew of ChinaOne Ningbo have won the M32 World Championship in Marstrand, Sweden. With rain squalls gusting up to 40 knots, principal race officer Mattias Dahlstrom was unable to hold any racing on the final day, and Robertson’s nine-point advantage on the leaderboard meant the New Zealander becomes the winner of the first ever world championship for this lightweight 32-foot catamaran class.

Robertson said he’d rather have raced but added: “It’s part of sailing, you’re dictated to by nature, and I think that’s the beauty of the sport. You’ve got to take whatever comes and unfortunately it’s ended like this. Too windy to race, it would have been nice to go out there and seal the deal on the race course, but I guess Mother Nature did it for us.”

The driving rain of Sunday came in stark contrast to the previous three days of glorious, sunny days in Marstrand. “The racing here has been incredible,” said Robertson, who competes across a number of Grand Prix circuits in the sailing world. “A fleet of 15 M32s racing on one course is spectacular and it’s also very challenging. Reaching starts are very tough to get into the right position with that many boats. It’s very easy to be swallowed up by the pack. You’re fighting for every inch you can grab and every boat you can pass. Marstrand has really delivered, and Cape Crow Yacht Club and all the volunteers have put on a great event.”

The battle for second, third and fourth place was very close but it was Jonas Warrer who came out on top of that fight. The 2008 49er Olympic gold medallist enjoyed the frenetic reaching starts in these carbon-fibre speed machines. “It’s definitely something different to what I’m used to, a new experience for everyone. The adrenalin is really pumping for those first 500 metres. It’s really close racing but because everyone’s on starboard tack, I think it’s maybe less dangerous than a traditional upwind start.”

New Zealander Chris Steele steered CFA Sport Racing to third overall, just two points ahead of top Corinthian skipper Don Wilson at the helm of Convexity. “It would have been great to make the podium, but we’re happy with our performance,” said Wilson whose Chicago Match Race Center will host the next M32 World Championships in September 2018. The owner-driver makes no secret of his desire to beat the professionals on home waters next year, and his performance in Marstrand proves his goal is not just a pipe dream. “We weren’t that far off here. With slightly better starts we might have done it. I think our speed and our crew work around the course was good enough to win.”

Håkan Svensson may have finished second from last in the 15-boat fleet, but for the Swede this regatta was another major milestone in establishing the M32 as a powerful international class offering the best possible racing. “To get from a dream just five years ago to where we are today makes me very happy,” said the owner of M32 World, “and now to pass on the baton from the Cape Crow Yacht Club to the Chicago Match Race Center is great, because Don has been a big supporter of the class from the very early days.”

While the M32 class has certainly attracted professional sailors of the highest quality, the ongoing drive is to bring more Corinthian sailors into the fleet. Wilson hopes to see more owner-drivers on the start line in Chicago next year. “The M32s look a lot more scary than they are when you’re actually sailing them. The thing about them is you go very fast but you can also stop very quickly. I find the boats are just a ton of fun to sail, a lot more interesting than the traditional boats I’ve sailed in the past.”

Robertson echoed those thoughts. “The boat’s a beauty, super simple, easy to set up, all one-design, equal as they can be. It’s man against man. I think that’s what the sailors want. If you’re a purist and want to do some proper competitive sailing, that’s what we’ve had this week. I can’t wait to do it again.”

Report by Andy Rice


ChinaOne NINGBO (NZL) – Phil Robertson – 53 pts
WARRER RACING (DEN) – Jonas Warrer – 62 pts
CFA SPORT RACING (NZL) – Chris Steele – 65 pts
CONVEXITY (USA) – Don Wilson – 67 pts
KSSS (SWE) – Rasmus Rosengren – 99 pts
SAILING TEAM NL (NED) – Pieter-Jan Postma – 100 pts
ESSIQ RACING TEAM (SWE) – Nicklas Dackhammar – 100 pts
SECTION 16 (SUI) – Richard Davies – 104 pts
REDLINE RACING (AUS) – Matt Jerwood – 104 pts
GRAVE DIGGER (USA) – James Prendergast – 108 pts
GAZPROM TEAM RUSSIA (RUS) – Victor Serezhkin – 112 pts
GAC PINDAR – (GBR) – Ian Williams – 118 pts
FLUX TEAM (SWE) – Johnie Berntsson – 132 pts
CAPE CROW VIKINGS (SWE) – Håkan Svensson – 162 pts
MAGENTA ROBLINE (GBR) – Olivia Mackay – 169 pts

Mundial de 470 Grecia. Triunfos para Belcher/Ryan en hombres y Skrzypulec/Gliszcz en mujeres.

Fuente info Icarus Sports

Saturday, 15 July 2017


A nail biting conclusion to the preceding five day of racing came down to the medal races at the 2017 470 World Championship in Thessaloniki, Greece.

In the 470 Women, any one of the top five going into the medal race had a punt at a medal, with the series leaders Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrózek Gliszczynska already guaranteed gold or silver. The three boats behind would tussle for silver and bronze.

In the 470 Men the podium chancers were a bit more clear cut. Series leaders, Anton Dahlberg/Fredrik Bergstrom were guaranteed either gold or silver in a who dares wins first to the finish face off with Australians Mathew Belcher/Will Ryan. The battle for bronze was between David Bargehr/Lukas Mähr and Deniz Cinar/Ates Cinar.

The 470 Women got off first at 1100 hours for their short, sharp twenty-five minute windward/leeward race, followed by the 470 Men.

In the 470 Women, any one of the top four going into the medal race had a punt at a medal, with the series leaders Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrózek Gliszczynska already guaranteed gold or silver. The three boats behind would tussle for silver and bronze.

In the 470 Men the podium chancers were a bit more clear cut. Series leaders, Anton Dahlberg/Fredrik Bergstrom were guaranteed either gold or silver in a who dares wins ‘first to the finish’ face off with Australians Mathew Belcher/Will Ryan. The battle for bronze was between David Bargehr/Lukas Mähr and Deniz Cinar/Ates Cinar.

The 470 Women got off first for their short, sharp twenty-five minute windward/leeward race, followed by the 470 Men.

Gold to Poland in a stunning delivery of performance from Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrózek Gliszczynska.

Mrózek Gliszczynska grinned, saying, “For me it is unbelievable. I had said to myself I would not waste time and would come back stronger, but I didn’t know we would come back this strong.”

Silver to Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre and bronze to Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol (SLO).

470 Women – Top Ten Overall
1. Agnieszka SKRZYPULEC/Irmina MRÓZEK GLISZCZYNSKA (POL 11) – 42 pts
2. Hannah MILLS/Eilidh MCINTYRE (GBR 321) – 48 pts
3. Tina MRAK/Veronika MACAROL (SLO 64) – 66 pts
4. Afrodite ZEGERS/Anneloes VAN VEEN (NED 1) – 75 pts
5. Barbara CORNUDELLA/Sara LOPEZ (ESP 14) – 78 pts
6. Silvia MAS DEPARES/Patricia CANTERO REINA (ESP 18) – 80 pts
7. Shasha CHEN/Xufeng HUANG (CHN 0619) – 92 pts
8. Amy SEABRIGHT/Anna CARPENTER (GBR 7) – 95 pts
9. Linda FAHRNI/Maja SIEGENTHALER (SUI 5) – 97 pts
10. Maria BOZI/Rafailina KLONARIDOU (GRE 216) – 107 pts

470 MEN
An epic fight out in the 470 Men for medals meant teams had no choice but to hunt each other out.

Australia’s Mat Belcher/Will Ryan crossed the finish in first place and wrapped up gold, the 7th World Championship victory for Belcher.

Series leaders going into the day, Anton Dahlberg/Fredrik Bergstrom were assured of gold or silver, and finished with the silver. Not quite the perfect medal race for the pair as they thought they were over the line at the start, re-crossed and managed to climb their way back to the fleet, but discovered at the end of the race the individual recall was not for them. Silver was still in the bag though, and a career best.

Ninth in the medal race gave David Bargehr/Lukas Mark of Austria the bronze medal.

470 Men – Top Ten Overall
1. Mathew BELCHER/Will RYAN (AUS 11) – 38 pts
2. Anton DAHLBERG/Fredrik BERGSTROM (SWE 349) – 47 pts
3. David BARGEHR/Lukas MÄHR (AUT 1) – 78 pts
4. Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes (FRA79) – 85 pts
5. Deniz CINAR/Ates CINAR (TUR 890) – 90 pts
6. Giacomo FERRARI/Giulio CALABRO (ITA 757) – 94 pts
7. Stuart MCNAY/David HUGHES (USA 1) – 96 pts
8. Zangjun XU/Chao WANG (CHN 067) – 99 pts
4. Paul SNOW-HANSEN/Daniel WILLCOX (NZL 2) – 101 pts
10. Panagiotis MANTIS/Pavlos KAGIALIS (GRE 1) – 102 pts

Resultados finales completos click acá

Mundial de Optimist Tailandia, Argentina se prepara para el debut.


Fuente info AOA

Argentina debuta mañana en el Mundial de Optimist
(12 de julio de 2017)

Luego de la muy buena performance en el Campeonato Norteamericano en Toronto, el Optimist argentino va por más éxitos internacionales, dado que del 11 al 21 de julio se está desarrollando el Optimist World Championship en Pattaya, Tailandia.
La delegación nacional disfrutó hoy de la ceremonia de apertura del convocante campeonato, el cual reúne 281 barcos de 62 países. El jueves 13 de julio comienzan las regatas.

El Equipo Argentino de Optimist para este mundial está conformado por Máximo Videla (YCA), Santino Marcatelli (CRSN), Lucas Videla (YCO), Tomás Atchabahian Palau (YCO), Thiago Muzzio (CVB). Los competidores están acompañados por su entrenador, Juan Manuel Briones, y el Team Leader, Justo Cazeaux.

La FAY les desea el mayor de los éxitos a los chicos de Optimist y agradece el apoyo de los sponsors Galicia Éminent y Paradigma.

Mundial de J80, buen comienzo de los equipos españoles.

© Paul Wyeth

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11 de Julio de 2017

El campeonato del mundo del J80, donde históricamente las embarcaciones españolas son referencia mundial, finaliza su segunda jornada con los equipo españoles en el top 10.

Rayco Tabares y su equipo a bordo del “Hotel Princesa Yaiza”, defensores del título mundial de J80, cierra la segunda jornada de las cinco programadas con un aplastante dominio que comenzó desde el minuto uno del campeonato del mundo 2017.

La escuadra española brilla en el top 10 mundial, con el balear “HM Hotels” cuarto, el andaluz “Hospital Cenyt Marbella Team” séptimo y el catalán “VSA Comunicación” octavo.

Tras cinco regatas disputadas (dos en la jornada del lunes y tres en la del martes) el equipo canario de Rayco Tabares, a bordo de su embarcación monotipo J80 “Hotel Princesa Yaiza”, parece haber cogido gusto a las aguas inglesas de Hamble (Southampton).

El Solent inglés ha sido fiel a su tradición de viento fuertes y ola, condiciones en las que el patrón canario Tabares se ha encontrado más que cómodo: “Las condiciones están siendo duras y complicadas, pero nos sentimos cómodos ya que son bastante similares a las que nos encontramos en nuestra costa canaria, si bien es verdad que la ola corta que encontramos aquí hace más complicada la navegación que con ola atlántica” comentaba a la finalización de la jornada Tabares. El viento, la mar y las fuertes corrientes están jugando un importante papel en este campeonato del mundo de vela, con una ola corta muy potente y viento que no ha bajado de los 20 nudos de intensidad.


Pisa fuerte sin duda Rayco Tabares en este campeonato del mundo de J80; el triple campeón del mundo lleva anotados unos parciales de dos segundos y tres primeros puestos disputadas cinco regatas de las 14 programadas, pero sus compañeros de escuadra española no se han quedado atrás.

La escuadra española brilla en el top 10 de la clasificación general del Campeonato del Mundo de J80 y que cuenta con medio centenar de embarcaciones.

Además del doble primer puesto provisional del equipo “Hotel Princesa Yaiza” –lider en la clasificación general y en la Corinthian-, el balear “HM Hotels” de Javier Chacártegui (campeón de España 2016) se sitúa en cuarta posición en clasificación general y en segundo lugar en Corinthian (clasificación para no profesionales).

Por su parte el andaluz “Cenyt Hospital Marbella Team” que patronea Juan Luis Páez es séptimo en la general y quinto en Corinthian y el catalán campeón del mundo de J80 Jose María Van der Ploeg a bordo del VSA Comunicación se hace con la octava plaza provisional.

La jornada del miércoles será clave ya que al disputarse la sexta regata las tripulaciones participantes en el Campeonato del Mundo de J80 que se disputa en aguas inglesas de Hamble (Southampton) podrán descartar su peor resultado anotado.

RESULTADOS: J80, Patrón, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, TOTAL

1.Hotel Princesa Yaiza (Corinthian).Rayco Tabares.2,1,1,1,2.7pts
2.ArMen Habitat.Moriceau Simon.11,6,8,3,1.29 pts
3.Ryoko Meka. Luke Patience.5,3,2,5,15.30 pts
4.HM Hotels (Corinthian).Javier Chacártegui. 8,2,3,12,10.35 pts
5.APCC Equipe Jeune (Corinthian).Bertheau Simon.15,5,4,6,6.36 pts
6.Gan`Ja (Corinthian).Luc Nadal. 17,8,10,4,3.42 pts
7.Cenyt Hospital Marbella Team (Corinthian).Pepequin Orbaneja.7,17,6,9,7.46 pts
8.VSA Comunicacion.Jose Maria Van Der Ploeg.3,42,5,2,5.57 pts
9.Ecole Navale (Corinthian).Patrick Bot. 6,16,14,7,14.57 pts
10.J.A.T. Kevin Sproul / Phil Taylor. 1,4,19,24,13.61 pts

Mundial de Star 2017 para Eivind Melleby y Joshua Revkin. Sexto puesto final para los argentinos Olezza y Engelhard.

Fuente info Icarus Sports


Norwegian skipper Eivind Melleby and his crew Joshua Revkin (USA) are the winners of the 2017 Star World Championship in Troense, Denmark.

A hard fought battle today on the 6th race of the series among the leaders and potential winners of the 94th edition of this prestigious trophy: Lars Grael was the world champion for the first 4 legs of the regatta, but suffered a big come back by the Norwegian in the last upwind. Melleby read the shifts better and was able to go from tenth position to eight with enough boats between him and the 2015 Brazilian Star World Champion.

Lars Grael and Samuel F. Goncalves (BRA) are second and Reinhard Schmidt and Paul Sradnik (GER) third with a very consistent line of results. You can find full results on the 2017 Star World Championship website or on Star Sailors League.

Melleby and Revkin will go up 2,500 points on the SSL Ranking on Tuesday, allowing them to be in the Top Ten and earning a spot at the 2017 SSL Finals, in Nassau, Bahamas from 4th to 9th of December.

The Star Sailors League wants to thank the ISCYRA and Troense Yacht Club and its volunteers for managing such an amazing Star World Championship and welcoming us here.

Resultados finales click acá

GKSS Match Cup Sweden. Elegidos los ocho finalistas.

© Ian Roman

Fuente info WMRT

Quarter Finalists decided at GKSS Match Cup Sweden

Marstrand, Sweden (6th July, 2017) – The three remaining Quarter Finalists were decided at GKSS Match Cup Sweden in front of a substantial crowd of spectators around Marstrand Arena today. The puffy, shifty offshore southerly breeze of 6-14 knots, made for a short race course, a lot of manoeuvring and an athletic day for the crews on the fully powered-up M32 catamarans.

Of the trio it was only US Virgin Islander Taylor Canfield and his US One Sailing Team that came through unscathed with a 3-0 scoreline. In the process Canfield eliminated the competition’s final Swede, Måns Holmberg, son of GKSS Match Cup Sweden founder, Magnus. Canfield’s job was made easier in the second race when Holmberg led into the first mark only to be caught by a gust as he deployed his gennaker causing the young Gothenburg Racing Team crew to experience their second capsize of the week.

“It was a great fight against Måns – he sailed well,” recounted Canfield, the two time Match Racing World Champion. “It was a really short race track and there were a lot of manoeuvres: It came down to whoever made fewer mistakes out there.”

Of the conditions today, Canfield observed: “The breeze coming over the land and dropping down onto the racecourse made for a few close calls. It was hard to read the wind and it seemed to be 50-50 out of each side. There wasn’t much time to look around, because there was so much manoeuvring on that tight, narrow race course.”

The last race saw repeated overtaking but ultimately a better gennaker hoist at the top mark and subsequent gybe enabled the US One crew to get around the bow of their opponent to take the win.

Aside from the capsize, the bigger drama of the day came in the first match between Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew and Harry Price. Having come through the Qualifying Sail Offs yesterday unbeaten, the young Aussie continued his winning streak claiming the first race off the six-time World Match Racing Tour Champion.

In the second, Price was penalised in a pre-start collision but did a great job to catch up and was provided with a last chance to roll Williams coming into the finish line when the GAC Pindar gennaker failed to deploy properly. This was much the same story in the next two races with the regular lead changes and ultimately the British match racing veteran ultimately prevailing, 3-1.

“Those guys did a great job – they pushed us all the way,” said Williams. “The extra racing they had yesterday in similar conditions gave them an advantage. It was very tough out there, but we are pleased to get through – that’s all that matters at a match race regatta.”

In his series today defending GKSS Match Cup Sweden champion, Phil Robertson and his CHINAone NINGBO crew got pushed hard by San Diego’s Nevin Snow and his 13 Fifty Racing. While the Kiwi skipper tied his opponent up in knots in the first race’s pre-start, providing them with almost a complete leg’s lead, Snow returned the favour in the third race in which Robertson hooked not only the pin mark but then charged off downwind with the weather marks tucked up under one of his M32’s racks like a rugby ball. Eventually Robertson prevailed to win 3-1.

“It was nice to do some match racing again – it was quite challenging!” admitted Robertson. “We were both pushing the starts hard and getting aggressive in the pre-start. You had to lock out the leeward start because it was favoured. We got two right and he got two wrong. They may be a young US team, but they pushed us to our limits.”

Snow countered: “We did a lot of things right and we made a couple of continual errors. The race course was pretty tricky – we were over in the last race and then there was nothing we could do to get back into it.”

Tomorrow racing continues with the Quarter Finals round of GKSS Match Cup Sweden from 1000CET.

Mundial de Star 2017, día 1. Buen comienzo para los argentinos Olezza – Engelhard.

copyright Sonni K. Frederiksen

copyright Sonni K. Frederiksen

copyright Sonni K. Frederiksen

Fuente info Icarus Sports

Monday, 3 July 2017

Star World Championship 2017 First Racing Day One

The sailing conditions for the start of the first race day were excellent, with light clouds and winds between 12 to 16 knots, which according to the Principal Race Officer, Thomas Jørgensen is perfect Star boat conditions.

After a general recall of all boats, the black flag was raised to mark a new start, and all boats were heading upwind toward the top mark.

Lars Grael was leading the fleet rounding the top mark.

During the second upwind race, the wind raised to 16 to 20 knots average wind speed with boosts up to 24 knots and after three upwinds on the 2 sm. long race track, the load on the equipment was obvious, resulting in a number of broken masts etc.

One boat were losing its steering capability due to a rigging failure and the boat drifted to Langeland, from where it later were escorted back to Troense.

In total 18 boats did not finish the race due to rigging and sails damages, and the winners of day one race were:

1. Lars Grael, Brazil
2. Hubert Merkelbach, Germany
3. Reinhard Schmidt, Germany

While most of the sailors were joining the Aftersail Party, sponsored by Skechers and Tops, some sailors were busy repairing their boats to be ready for today’s sailing.