Feb 12, 2013

F18 Arg & Rio Campaign: Girls Rule on first day at Mar del Plata Sailing Week

Few days ago I posted the Mixed Argentine crews that will campaign for Rio. Now they are racing first F18 event of the 2013 season, that is being held in Mar del Plata, location of the famous insane Optimist images by Matias Capizzano.
First day with 7-12 knots , Cecilia Carranza-Esteban Blando took 3 bullets and a 2nd followed by another mixed crew, Irina Piñeyrua-Franco Greggi, coming from the 29er they had great day too.

Mar del Plata is 400km from BA, and we are in the middle of vacations, so we do not race here in high summer beyond this event. Nevertheless the best crews are present, so the initial performance of the mixed crews is quite impressive taking account this is the first F18 event for the helm girls.

Still a week of racing and surely more wind and waves will come, but this is a great start and confidence boost for them looking forward to the hard long  coming Olympic campaign.

1 2016 CECILIA CARRANZA SAROLI / ESTEBAN BLANDO YCR 2-2.00 1-1.00 1-1.00 1-1.00 5
2 1569 IRINA PIÑEYRUA / FRANCO GREGGI CNAS 1-1.00 3-3.00 4-4.00 2-2.00 10
3 36 SERGIO MEHL / JULIO SAUVIDET AGUILA 6-6.00 2-2.00 2-2.00 3-3.00 13
4 1496 LUCAS GONZALEZ SMITH / MARTIN TOMAS OTERO YCA 4-4.00 4-4.00 3-3.00 4-4.00 15
5 1643 CRUZ GONZALEZ SMITH / MARIANO HEUSER YCA 3-3.00 5-5.00 7-7.00 5-5.00 20
6 360 HERNAN SALERNO / GUSTAVO RIZZI CNMP 5-5.00 6-6.00 6-6.00 6-6.00 23
7 1647 CHRISTIOAN VILATE/JUAN CRUZ BENITEZ AGUILA 8-8.00 7-7.00 5-5.00 8-8.00 28
8 300 SERGIO ARMESTO / FRANCO RIQUELME ANTONETTI YCA 9-9.00 9-9.00 8-8.00 7-7.00 33
9 666 IAN RODGER / MARIO SEGERS CUBA 7-7.00 8-8.00 9-9.00 9-9.00 33
10 2304 ANDRÉS SCHAPIRA / MARIANO VALDORA CUBA DNC-11.00 DNC DNC DNC 44

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