Mar 31, 2013

Olympics: Iker Martinez & Tara Pacheco to represent Spain


Sailing images Jesús Renedo/sailingstock.com
Two Olympic medals in 49er for Iker & a 470 WC for Tara. This is a strong crew for Spain. And as we already saw with Nathan Outteridge and Chris Draper, 49er sailors can make an almost transparent transition to multis. Although the info I have is that the N17 is even tougher than an F18 regarding physical demand, and of course more tricky to sail due to is light weight and curved boards.

They will have time to adapt, but it is not going to be a simple task, more after the latest feedback I reveived this past days on the crewing and double trapeze mandatory setup above 10knots.
But they have an additional secret weapon, last Tornado Gold medalist, Fernando Echavarri will be their coach, making a too good team to overlook.

This crew gives even more prestige to the Olympic Multihull and the Mixed choice I think it was a bless finally for this next edition at least. Just seeing current action pictures only make the other classes almost obselete.




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