Apr 4, 2013

Palma World Cup Day 4: Mulder-Visser lead, Groeneveld-Begemann 0.6 behind after Redress

Mandy Mulder & Thijs Visser lead after 3 Final stage races only 0.6 ahead of Rene Groeneveld-Chalie Begemann who carried zero points from Qualifying Series, and won the first race of the day but had a DNF due to breakage/collision in the 3rd one, and tough 29th.
Finally they were issued a redress. Check updated results at (click N17 Tab.. http://www.trofeoprincesasofia.org/en/default/laregata/vertodoslosresultados/id/1/idsc2r/43

Sarah Newberry-John Casey had a mixed day, with a DSQ on Charlie's collision and good final bullet.
Also Tim Shuwalow-Hannah Klinga on the rise for a tied 3rd overall with Moana Vaireux-Manon Audinet.

So the Dutch team took over the French 'attack' and continue to lead. Beyond questioned scoring system, the top crews from QSeries are still in the lead. But I think it opens too much gambling in the future.


Jasper Van Staveren had another talk with his dutch pals, to have full details of the 4th day.
Images: Jesus Renedo / Laurens Morels / Renedo / Renedo




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Report by Jasper Van Staveren/Sailshoot.com
ISAF World Cup Palma: Mandy Mulder and Thijs Visser newest Sailing coachs at Mallorca?
It was more than an exciting day in Palma. It seemed as if the Dutch Catamaran sailing teams were teaching how to sail today. Two of the three races have been won by them.
Both Mandy Mulder/Thijs Visser and Renee Groeneveld/Karel Begemann grabbed a victory. 




Elke Delnooz/Mischa Heemskerk improved their position in the overall standings again. Proudly the Dutch sailing teams look back on their excellent performance. Will the World Cup in Palma perhaps be a Dutch party?

With a breeze of around 5-7 knots it seemed like a relatively easy day to sail. "It was a serious fight on the course for the first place, it wasn’t an easy job at all! Hard and steady sailing without taking risks. The Dutch teams were going fast downwind, maybe that’s our main weapon this week in Palma" says Thijs Visser enthusiastically. "Mandy and I also noticed that we are a really good team. Our benefit from the Olympic experience of Mandy is huge since she’s been in two Olympic campaigns and gained a silver medal. Despite her relatively young age she’s a very complete sailor, we complete each other very well. "

Injury for Thijs Visser?
It buzzed around for a while: ‘Thijs Visser appeared to have serious injury on Wednesday.’ Not on the water, but onshore. "Putting my wetsuit on something went wrong, I’ve been at the physiotheraphist regularly. Therefore we weren’t able to perform on top level on Wednesday. Fortunately now it’s much better and I can almost sail painless."


Is the spinnaker pole strong enough?
Karel Begemann reports after an extreme day of sailing: "The first race was as planned. We started good and had a great battle with the Swedes (Shuwalow/Klinga). At the finish it was a close call, but we knew we could have that victory!

The second race had  again a dynamic start. When rounding the top mark all Dutch cats were in position 1, 2 and 3. After rounding the top mark it was disastrous…. We had a nose dive, the spinnaker pole broke and the spinnaker got underneath the boat. I tried to get the spinnaker up again with all force I had inside, but without success. Because the spinnaker worked as an anchor, from that moment on we were doomed. Meanwhile the rest of the fleet was closing in fast! The French team Besson/Riou tried to dodge us, but there was no room for them to avoid us. A huge bang and a gaping hole in the hull was the result... Coen de Koning tried to repair the hull with duct-tape, but the hull was filled with water and seriously damaged. The third race we started about 30 seconds too late, a catch up was a mission impossible from that moment. If the spinnaker pole would have been stronger we might have been able to prevent this situation. Within the F18 I’ve never experienced such a thing."


Text: Jasper van Staveren

Top 20 below - All results: www.trofeoprincesasofia.org

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1 NED 040 27 Mandy Mulder
Thijs Visser
5 10 0 3 DNC 14 12 2 5 3 0 2
2 NED 44 28 Renee Groeneveld
Karel Begemann
5,6 22,6 4 7 2 3 2 4 0 0 RDG RDG
3 FRA 065 12 Moana Vaireaux
Manon Audinet
10 15 6 6 4 2 6 0 2 4 5 4
4 SWE 012 35 Tim Shuwalow
Hanna Klinga
10 24 9 5 8 4 34 OCS 14 2 2 6
5 USA 104 1 Sarah Newberry
John Casey
17 52 7 8 16 6 17 8 10 7 DSQ 0
6 FRA 39 10 Billy Besson
Marie Riou
17 27 8 25 0 0 0 10 3 6 8 10
7 NED 046 29 Elke Delnooz
Mischa Heemskerk
19 28 12 2 11 7 10 5 8 9 3 8
8 GBR 56 15 Lucy Macgregor
Tom Phipps
26 43 14 19 6 11 4 16 11 17 12 3
9 ITA 037 23 Vittorio Bissaro
Silvia Sicouri
26 53 22 4 14 9 9 7 9 27 6 11
10 ITA 32 22 Vincenzo Sorrentino
Laura Pennati
26 53 23 31 DNC 19 23 25 27 5 7 14
11 GBR 060 16 Ben Saxton
Hannah Diamond
27 46 3 9 3 15 5 3 4 19 4 19
12 FRA 063 11 Audrey Ogereau
Matthieu Vandame
31 52 11 14 DNC 12 21 15 16 21 10 5
13 AUT 035 4 Thomas Zajac
Tanja Chiara Frank
31 44 5 0 7 16 11 11 7 12 13 12
14 GBR 58 14 Pippa Wilson
John Gimson
32 50 2 13 9 11 3 9 6 18 11 15
15 ESP 16 7 Toni Rivas
Laia Tutzo
33 47 13 10 15 OCS 16 6 13 11 14 9
16 ARG 094 2 Cecilia Carranza Saroli
Esteban Luciano Blando
39 59 15 DNF 17 13 28 13 20 16 16 7
17 AUT 034 3 Sylvia Vogl
Thomas Czajka
43 65 10 12 13 5 19 12 12 22 15 16
18 ITA 091 26 Francesco Porro
Caterina Marianna Banti
48 71 19 17 19 30 22 23 23 10 18 20
19 SUI 41 33 Matias BUHLER
Nathalie Brugger
50 83 16 11 10 23 18 19 17 24 9 33
20 NZL 102 30 Gemma Jones
Jason Saunders
52 72 18 16 5 18 24 14 15 20 20 17

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