Langenargen, Germany (18 May 2013): “It’s not normally like this” – a phrase regularly heard in sailing circles in reference to ‘unusual weather’, but for once this has worked in the favour of competitors at Match Race Germany, the opening event of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. After a brief lull in the middle of the day the wind filled in this afternoon and the sun came out allowing the race committee to complete Qualifying and start the Quarter Finals.
Trio tied at the top
Langenargen, Germany (17 May 2013): Lake Constance remained well behaved for day two of Match Race Germany, the opening event of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. A light sub-10 knot northwesterly blowing down the lake allowed Rudi Magg’s race management team to hold eight flights, leaving all 12 teams having sailed nine races of this Qualifying stage of the event.
Langenargen, Germany (17 May 2013): A lengthy day on Lake Constance marked the start of Match Race Germany and the opening round of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. With the wind off Langenargen just strong enough to sail but rarely getting above 10 knots, the organisers ripped through ten flights of the qualifying round, bringing all of the 12 international teams up to five races sailed.
Langenargen, Germany (15 May 2013): Part boat show, sponsor exhibition, picnic, food and music festival, with one of the nation’s largest sailing events attached, Match Race Germany sets sail tomorrow, the opening stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2013. 12 international teams will be competing off Langenargen on Lake Constance with the snow capped peaks of the Swiss and Austrian Alps as a backdrop.
Giraglia Rolex Cup
ST.TROPEZ, FRANCE / GENOA, ITALY
A TIMELESS CLASSIC
The Giraglia Rolex Cup, a competition that has run annually since 1953, returns from 14-22 June 2013. The weeklong event organized by the Yacht Club Italiano in conjunction with the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, has long captured the imagination of the Mediterranean sailing community, and has experienced a marked revival since Rolex’s emergence as title sponsor in 1998.
Hopes for the final day of racing at The Great Cup’s first ever event, the GC32 Austria Cup within Allianz Traunsee Week presented by BMW, were to complete an eight race round robin before a weather front rolled across Lake Traunsee. Sadly half way through the rain arrived, the wind disappeared and any further prospects of racing were quashed.
The 59th Star Trophy Urnersee came to an end today with no races sailed during this final day. The rain forced the wind to drop dramatically and things did not change until the time limit was over. So with two races sailed during the three days of the championship, it was the Swiss duo of Jurg Wittich and Christian Traschel to finish on top in a tie with last year’s winners the Germans Philip Rotermund with crew Nils Hollweg. In third overall was the Swiss boat of Jürg Ryffel and Alex Gouda.
“Caleuche” y “Sirtecom” igualan en puntaje y mañana definen título del Nacional VTR Oceánico
- Embarcación de la Escuela Naval alcanzó en la tabla al bote papudano de Walter Astorga, por lo que la(s) regata(s) de este domingo consagrarán al campeón chileno de IRC 3. Si el viento no aparece en Algarrobo, será la tripulación de la Armada la que celebre, por contar con más triunfos parciales en la temporada.
To make up for Friday when only two races were held due to light shifty winds on Lake Traunsee, a monster day of racing took place on Saturday for the catamaran sailors from 11 nations competing at The Great Cup’s GC32 Austria Cup, part of Allianz Traunsee Week presented by BMW.
GC32s back to full strength as Marazzi takes the lead
GC32 Austria Cup was up to full strength today with three boats back on the start line of this, the new catamaran class’ first ever regatta, after a vital part arrived overnight for SPAX Solution Sailing Team.
Despite his lack of catamaran experience, former Match Racing World Champion Adam Minoprio proved his dominance on day two of the GC32 Austria Cup today, winning all his races to take the overall lead in this inaugural event of The Great Cup.
Este fin de semana finaliza el Nacional VTR Oceánico 2012-2013
- El sábado 11 y domingo 12 de mayo, en la bahía de Algarrobo, se disputará la Regata Héroes de Iquique y Punta Gruesa, novena y última fecha del torneo náutico más importante y de mayor convocatoria del país.
52 SUPER SERIES heads for Barcelona with Azzurra leading
After two regattas in America 52 SUPER SERIES starts the Mediterranean stages of the six regatta 2013 season with Barcelona’s renowned Conde de Godo regatta which has attracted seven teams from five different nations including three from the USA.