Delta Lloyd Regatta día 1.

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Linda foto del argentino Tomas Pellejero, puesto 26º en la general.

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Great conditions and close competition at the first day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta

Tuesday, May 23rd – The 33rd edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta started with great competition across seven classes. Many Olympic sailors raced their first event since Rio. There were also a number of sailors, training here in Medemblik, aiming for Tokyo 2020. The conditions on the water were great, with a nice breeze and plenty of sun.

It’s like what Australian Laser sailor, Matthew Wearn, said: “Days like today with a good wind and the sun out, are going to be enjoyable.” The Lasers have the biggest fleet this week, with 98 boats at the start. Wearn, won the Delta Lloyd Regatta two years ago, and is now back to take the gold medal again.

“It’s always good to race here. It’s one of the better regattas we have wind wise, and it’s good to be back in some big fleet racing – it will be enjoyable. It’s going to be tricky as well, you have to set a good result every race. At the end, the best sailors always come out on top. I’m always there to win. Looking forward to getting on the water and to start racing.”

After day one, the Australian is in fifth place. However, the results are really close – number one, Elliot Hansen (GBR), has a gap of five points with Wearn.

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AC35, “cuadreras” entre Artemis Racing y ETNZ. ¿Quién ganó?.

Nadie lo sabe porque las regatas no las terminaron pero en las imagenes se ve que van parejito y según declaraciones de los kiwis (y es algo bastante obvio que ya se habia dicho), el que menos se caiga de los foils durante la regata sencillamente va a ganar. Una Copa America que esta teniendo defensores y muchos detractores. Yo por ahora la banco porque renegar del futuro y la innovación es una batalla perdida según mi opinión. Hay que “cambiar” el chip y aceptar que el juego cambió, lo que no significa que sea ni mejor ni peor que lo anterior.
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Delta Lloyd Regatta, nueva cita olímpica con cambios de formato en RS:X, 49er y 49erFX.

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Exciting competition in seven classes during the Delta Lloyd Regatta

Monday, 22nd May – The 33rd edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta starts on Tuesday, 23rd May in Medemblik, the Netherlands, and it’s looking to be an exciting race this year. With the World Championship in sight, many Olympic sailors are ready for a new campaign. We’re also set to see several young talents training for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Laser radial sailors preparing for World Championships
With the Laser Radial World Championships also being held in Medemblik later on in the year, the competition is very strong. With the complete podium from the Rio Olympics lined up, a strong year so far for the Belgium, Evi van Acker, and Dutch talent Maxime Jonker, who’s very familiar with the waters in Medemblik, it’s hard to predict who’ll be the favourite this week.

In the Laser all eyes are on Cyprian, Pavlos Kontides. This three time Olympic sailor has already won the World Cup in Hyeres this year, after his 7th place at the Rio Olympics last summer. Kontides has a great competitor in the Australian, Matthew Wearn, who won the Delta Lloyd Regatta two years ago and is now aiming for Tokyo 2020.

Golden flow in 470 women
In the 470 competition, the focus is on the Dutch duo, Afrodite Kyranakou and Anneloes van Veen. They are in great form this year, winning event after event. This week they will compete in a combined field, which van Veen mentioned, “Competing with the men is great for us because they are more sharp and aggressive. It’s a great way to improve ourselves.”

Similarly, the Austrian duo, Lukas Mahr and David Bargher, are also ones to watch. In the Hyeres World Cup, Mahr and Bargher ended up in the top 10 and will probably be one of the stronger teams in the fleet this week.

In the 49er competition, we welcome back Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel from Germany. The Delta Lloyd Regatta is their second event since the Rio Olympics, where they won the bronze medal. Last month they started their season with 11th place in Hyeres. Their biggest opponents will most likely be the Italian duo, Uberto Crivelli Visconti and Gioanmarco Togni. During the Hyeres World Cup, Crivelli Visconti and Togni ended up in 6th place.

Britian’s top sailor, Megan Pascoe, will be the one to beat in the 2.4mR. She won the gold medal last year, after eight years of competing in this event. Pascoe will be supporting her fellow countryman, Will Street, who started his season at the Hyeres World Cup.

New Olympic campaigns and crew changes in the 49erFX
Watching the entries for the 49erFX, we see a crew change in the British teams. Where Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth formed a team that finished 8th place at the Rio Olympics, in Medemblik we see Ainsworth on board with Kate MacGregor. They started a new Olympic campaign this year, finishing 11th place at the Hyeres World Cup.

In the RS:X, Dutch gold medallist, Dorian van Rijsselberghe, will return after a nine month break. We saw him in Hyeres last month, which was his first time on the board since the Rio Olympics. The World Cup was just a practice event for van Rijsselberghe. At the Delta Lloyd Regatta, he will compete for a medal once again in preparation for the World Championship in Tokyo later this year. His training partner, Kiran Badloe, has shown some serious progress during van Rijsselberghe’s nine-month break and has therefore become a big competitor of the gold medallist.

New formats for RS:X, 49er and 49erFX
New formats will be used in the 470, RS:X and 49er(FX). In the RS:X the format from the European Championships, which were held from 6th – 13th May 2017, will be used. After the opening series there will be quarter finals, semi-finals and a grand final.

In the 49er and 49erFX there is a medal race for the top ten finishers in the opening series. The medal races will consist of three races.

KiteFoil GoldCup Korea para el actual campeón mundial Maxime Nocher.

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© IKA/Alexandru Baranescu

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KiteFoil Title Holder Nocher Clinches GoldCup Series Opener with Perfect Start


Daecheon Beach, Boryeong, Korea
21 May 2017

Reigning KiteFoil GoldCup champion Maxime Nocher sealed victory in the year’s first event with a perfect final day, racking up four bullets from four races in light breezes that threatened to die at any moment.

But even the fickle airs that shifted and barely topped 8kts were a welcome relief after three windless days that made for a stop-start competition, the first international kite competition in Korea, staged off Boryeong’s stunning Daecheon Beach.

While the breezes toyed with riders and race officials alike, Nocher (MON) was flawless on the final fifth day on the Yellow Sea’s flat waters, controlling each of the races even as Italian Riccardo Leccese snapped at his heels hoping for an error or mishap that never came.

Nocher, on his unmarked 19m Enata foil kite and Enata hydrofoil, proved unbeatable in the whole regatta marked by a lack of wind, adding the closing day’s four bullets to two he secured on the competition’s opening exchanges.

Riding a Mike’s Lab foil and Ozone R1 prototype kite, Leccese managed a good run of second spots that earned him the podium runners-up slot. Yet in the penultimate race he came momentarily unstuck when he struggled to leave the beach in the failing breeze close to shore and failed to make the start, a result he was fortunately able to discard.

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D35 Trophy, Open de Versoix. Triunfo para el equipo Alinghi.

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Alinghi make it two from two in the D35

Alinghi’s red-hot form in all formats continued today with another win in the D35 Trophy, making it two out of two in the championship’s first two events. Taken alongside the team’s impressive performances on their GC32 in the Extreme Sailing Series, the season has started very well indeed.

Alinghi had built up a good lead heading into today’s final day, the third of the Open de Versoix. The wind remained patchy, but when it did blow, four races could be run. Having notched a third-place in the first, the team were unlucky not to secure a win in the second when, having led for much, they were pipped by Ylliam, who took the opposite side on the second beat and found the wind. Still, a second place increased the team’s lead overall, and in the next race, amid a breeze that was threatening to go to sleep and with big differences in pressure across the racing area, the team managed a fourth-place. That was followed, fittingly given the team’s overall performance, by a win in the last race of the day and of the Open de Versoix. Having been in the lead, the win was declared as Alinghi’s as the wind finally gave-up.

Overall, a very satisfying performance in challenging conditions and a great way to continue the start of this 2017 racing season, with the team’s lead at the top of the D35 rankings assured. The focus is now on keeping this kind of level throughout the summer, with the D35s back in action on June 9th for the Grand Prix Realstone.

Afterwards, Nils Frei was able to give an update on the injury that has kept him away from sailing for the past few events. Speaking in a video that is on the team’s facebook page, Nils confirmed that his foot is a lot better than it was, but that he is still two-to-three weeks away from being able to sail with the team again. His crew send him their best wishes for his continued recovered and look forward to welcoming him back so that he can help them to continue this great run.

Final Results

Alinghi: 15 points
Zen Too: 31 points
Ylliam Comptoir Immobilier: 32 points
Mobimo: 33 points
Racing Django: 36 points
Swisscom: 36 points
Okalys: 40 points
Realteam: 41 points

II Trofeo Almirante Rodríguez Toubes de 6M. Alibabá II se lleva el triunfo en Sanxenxo.

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El vigués Miguel Lago, patrón de “Alibabá II”, afirma que “la victoria es fruto de la tripulación, que ha navegado al cien por cien los dos días sin descanso”.
Sanxenxo, 21 de mayo de 2017

Hoy domingo ha finalizado en Sanxenxo la segunda edición del Trofeo Almirante Rodríguez Toubes de 6M. Tras dos jornadas de regata con final ayer y principio hoy en la Escuela Naval de Marín, que este año celebra el 300 aniversario de la Real Compañía de Guardiamarinas, el viento ha sido el gran protagonista del fin de semana tanto por su inestabilidad como por la pericia de los tácticos de la flota para definir sus rumbos.

Después de dos mangas de casi 10 millas de recorrido, el “Alibaba II” del británico Peter Dubens del Royal Thames Yacht Club, patroneado por el vigués Miguel Lago, ha sido el vencedor de la segunda edición del trofeo, gracias al primer puesto en la jornada del sábado y la segunda posición obtenida hoy.

Por su parte, el segundo cajón del podio lo ha ocupado el “Bribon Movistar” de José Cusí patroneado por S.M. el Rey Don Juan Carlos, que pese a vencer en la jornada de hoy domingo no pudo amortizar el tercer puesto de ayer ya que el barco de Peter Dubens, el “Alibabá II”, lograba una ventaja de un punto en la general sobre el barco del Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo.

La tercera posición fue para el novato de la flota, el “Titia” de Alicia Freire y patroneado por Mauricio Sánchez-Bella, que ha estado en el podio en las dos pruebas disputadas con un segundo puesto en la jornada del sábado y un tercero en el día de hoy, finalizando a un sólo punto del “Bribon Movistar”.

Una de las sorpresas del trofeo ha sido el resultado de “Ian” de Cesar Elízaga, que ha contado con Ricardo Frade como patrón consiguiendo el mejor resultado en los dos últimos años gracias los dos cuartos puestos anotados este fin de semana.

Los modernos entran en juego
La clase de “modernos” (Open) han sido también protagonistas en esta segunda edición del Trofeo Almirante Rodríguez Toubes con la inclusión de dos nuevos barcos: el “Kirlo” de Violeta Alvarez del Royal Yacht Squadron y el “May Be XIV” del Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo. Ambas unidades, patroneadas por Pablo Iglesias en el barco británico e Iñaki Castañer en el barco español, disputaron un auténtico match race repartiéndose las dos victorias parciales puestas en juego. Finalmente, con el sistema de desempate la victoria fue para el “Kirlo” gracias haberse llevado el último triunfo parcial.

Clasificación general. II Trofeo Almirante Rodríguez Toubes. 6M Clásicos
1. Alibabá II, Peter Dubens / Miguel Lago, 1+2=3
2. Bribon Movistar, José Cusí / S.M. el Rey Juan Carlos, 3+1=4
3. Titia, Alicia Freire / Mauricio Sánchez-Bella, 2+3=5
4. Ian, César Elízaga / Ricardo Frade, 4+4=8
5. Aida, J.C. Escotet / F. Botas, 5+5=10
6. Caprice, José Luis Angoso / Íñigo Echenique, 6+6=12

Clasificación general. II Trofeo Almirante Rodríguez Toubes. 6M Open
1. Kirlo, Violeta Álvarez / Pablo Iglesias, 2+1=3
2. May Be XIV, Eugenio Galdón / Eugenio Galdón, 1+2=3

FAST40+ Circuit Round One, triunfo para Invictus de Keith Mills.


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RORC Vice Admiral’s Cup 19th May 2017

Invictus Celebrates in Cowes

Sir Keith Mills’ British Ker 40+ Invictus, helmed by Alex Mills has won the opening scoring round of the 2017 FAST40+ Race Circuit, winning the FAST40+ Class at the Royal Ocean Racing Club Vice Admiral’s Cup. Eleven teams took part from England, Germany, the Netherlands and Scotland. The intensity of the competition was such that over the eight race series, run on a variety of courses and conditions, five teams scored race wins, and nine teams scored podium finishes

Invictus helm: Alex Mills: “It is great to start the scoring circuit on a high, last year we had a few technical problems, at the start of the season but this year, the mods seemed to have worked very well and they have to. Everybody is getting quicker, and that was really brought home on the last leg when 42 South were coming back at us. As am amateur driver, it is a real pleasure to sail with the team and like the other amateurs on Invictus, every time we go out we learn so much from the professionals around us. This has been a great start to the season, which we will try our best to maintain.”

Kiwi Mark Rijkse driving Reichel Pugh designed 42° South was second. Whilst 42° South did not win a race, the team dug deep when it mattered as Mark Rijkse explains: “I am over the moon, it was a fantastic regatta, being consistent was the key, and twice we came back from tenth on the water to take fifth, turning a bad result into a bankable result was crucial at the end. When we had set backs we fought back , which was pretty awesome and very satisfying. The racing is so incredibly close, you could cast a blanket over the vast majority of the fleet most of the time.”

Third was the German FAST40+ Silva Neo, helmed by Dennis Gehrlein, the young team scored no worst than a seventh for the whole regatta and won the penultimate race, to assist in securing the final podium spot. “In this fleet you just can’t make any mistakes or you will be punished, so we tried to limit our errors.” commented Dennis. “we did not have much time to practice before the regatta, so we are super happy to have come third. The crew work was exceptional and we are very happy with our performance.

The next FAST40+ Event will be the Fast40+ National Championship part of the RORC IRC National Championship in The Solent Solent, 23 June–25 June. For more information:

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3ª fecha Campeonato Nacional de la clase J-70, Chile. Volvo de Matías Seguel se lleva el triunfo.


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“Volvo” ganó 3ª fecha del Nacional de veleros J-70

El equipo capitaneado por Matías Seguel anotó su tercer triunfo consecutivo en Algarrobo y se consolida como la principal carta chilena de cara al Sudamericano de la especialidad, que se disputará en ese mismo escenario a fines de octubre.

Algarrobo, mayo 21 de 2017.-
El velero Volvo, capitaneado por Matías Seguel, se impuso en la 3ª fecha del Campeonato Nacional de la clase J-70, anotando su tercera victoria consecutiva en la bahía de Algarrobo.
Con sede en la Cofradía Náutica del Pacífico y viento sur de entre 8 y 13 nudos, la competencia contempló tres regatas, en todas las cuales Volvo se ubicó en el podio. De esta forma, la tripulación que también integran Sergio Baeza, Cristóbal Grez, Marc Jux y Teresita Baeza, sumó un triunfo parcial y 6 puntos negativos (1-2-3, sin descarte). Le escoltaron Sensei, al mando de Carlos Vergara, con 8 (5-1-2); y Black Sails, de Per von Appen, con 10.Más atrás se ubicaron Trilogía, de Rodrigo Zuazola, con 17; y Lexus, de Felipe Robles, con 20.
“Largamos bien en la primera regata y pudimos ganar cómodamente. En la segunda, con poco más de viento, terminamos detrás de Sensei. Y en la última, con poco viento, como nosotros teníamos cinco tripulantes, anduvimos más lentos en la popa y conseguimos un tercer lugar bien apretado. Esta convocatoria es espectacular, con 70 tripulantes, lo que hace las regatas muy entretenidas”, comentó Marc Jux.
El próximo desafío de Volvo será la cuarta fecha del Nacional de J-70, en el mismo escenario, el 10 junio. A partir de entonces, la flota –que reúne a gran cantidad de lo mejores navegantes del país, cuatro eventos más hasta la disputa del Campeonato Sudamericano de la especialidad, que se desarrollará en la bahía algarrobina, del 29 de octubre al 2 de noviembre.
El velero J-70, diseñado en 2012 por el estadounidense Alan Johnstone, es el sportboat del momento, con más de 1.300 barcos construidos en cinco años en todo el mundo, de los cuales medio centenar tiene puerto base en América del Sur. Una presencia que, con certeza, se verá incrementada de manera importante cuando comience su construcción en Buenos Aires, lo que se concretaría durante esta temporada.​