Jun 25, 2013

Nacra 17 @Kieler Woche: Day 4


Some of the top French & Dutch teams were not present at Kieler Woche, nevertheless the level of competition remained strong. With offshore gusty conditions, making a tricky race course to complete. After 12 races Jason Waterhouse & Lisa Darmanin are leading entering the Medal race, followed by Iker Martinez-Tara Pacheco and Zajak-Frank.
Good debut for the 2nd ARG crew, Gonzalez Smith brothers, Lucas & Moira, coming from the F18 and H16 Panam experience, that for sure helped them to manage this speedy and sensitive Nacra 17.

Cecilia Carranza & Esteban Blando were performing all week, yesterday were 2nd overall, and today 4th before the final 6th race, they scored a rather high 12th and ended 7th finally losing once more the medal race by a spot as this time ISAF has changed the scoring game one more time ... and only 6 crews will participate in the Medal race... next event they will make it with 3 crews, and next with 1.....

Having good level across the same flag team it is a nice scenario, like the Dutch & French crews, as  all the pressure and competition will benefit all. And there is a 3rd Arg young crew Piñeyrua-Greggi, that for sure will improve in next events.

Interesting definition tomorrow with the Aussie Young Guns and the Olyumpic 49er Veteran.

The less crews in a final medal race the easier for the leaders to maintain their spot, so reducing the number is going back to the old system and having a Medal race is almost non sense. Needless to say that as I remarked at Palma that you could not participate in the entire qualifying series and still win the event, something similar happened here, and for ie Bissaro-Sicouri had 2 DNF in the final races making their entire previous top 5-10 efforts futile.

Next event will be Nacra 17 World Cup in July, more info later.

Top Ten below..  Full results at Here
Tracks at http://livecenter.kieler-woche.de/classes/nacra-17/



Nr Sail Skipper
R1R2R3R4R5R6F0F1F2F3F4F5F6



T N
1   AUS 036
1.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 (7.0) 2.0 1.0 (17.0) 9.0 1.0 4.0 2.0 3.0 37.0 20
2   ESP 108
3.0 (21.0) 5.0 9.0 5.0 6.0 4.0 (11.0) 6.0 2.0 1.0 6.0 6.0 36.0 25
3   AUT 035
4.0 1.0 3.0 (7.0) 1.0 7.0 2.0 1.0 12.0 (dnf)3.0 9.0 2.0 57.0 29
4   NZL 102
5.0 2.0 (dnf)3.0 2.0 8.0 3.0 2.0 (ocs)11.0 8.0 1.0 5.0 58.0 30
5   SUI 041
2.0 13.0 (28.0)
DNC
4.0 4.0 9.0 7.0 3.0 (14.0) 5.0 2.0 10.0 4.0 45.0 31
6   SWE 012
(dnf)6.0 1.0 6.0 18.0 5.0 9.0 8.0 1.0 3.0 10.0 (12.0) 1.0 44.0 32
7   ARG 149
8.0 4.0 6.0 16.0 (23.0) 1.0 8.0 4.0 5.0 (15.0) 5.0 4.0 12.0 53.0 38
8   ITA 093
10.0 8.0 4.0 10.0 (11.0) 4.0 10.0 7.0 3.0 9.0 (11.0) 3.0 7.0 50.0 39
9   ARG 142
16.0 7.0 12.0 11.0 21.0
(dnf)
15.0 (24.0) 2.0 7.0 13.0 8.0 13.0 82.0 58
10   ITA 037
(11.0) 5.0 7.0 8.0 6.0 3.0 5.0 5.0 10.0 6.0 7.0 (dnf)
dnc
89.0 61

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