Jul 24, 2013

Nacra 17 Worlds @The Hague: Day 3



Images Laurens Morel / www.saltycolours.com - Gallery at CSN FB & Official Website nacra17class.com/
Lots of good racing today, 5 completed for both fleets. The Tracking was excellent and it was possible to see how recent F18 World Champ Billy Besson continues to perform beyond the Class he is racing, at the Hague riding along Marie Riou. Besson is currently tied in first place with one of the top Nacra 17 crews so far , Mandy Mulder & Thijs Visser.

In third place Arg sailor now representing Switzerland, Matias (pic above) Buhler with Natalie Brugger. The aspect to remark on Matias is that he is not a Multihull sailor, but he is sailing with Natalie one on one against top experienced Catracers like Visser, Besson, Vaireux, Bissaro , de Koning and more in the top 5-10.

The Trac-Trac is a very useful tool to be able to follow the action like being there but also on the post analysis for the crews, loads of data for them to check out, specially at The Hague with the current playing a huge role.

The Yellow fleet had 5 races today, 3 for Blue.
The  level is quite high, just seeing past N17 event winners and usually top 5 crew Tim Shuwalow - Hanna Klinga in 20th place gives a good indication on how competitive this class has become.

Tomorrow they'll race Gold and Silver fleet, the cut should be top 25. The biggest set back should be no US boat in the Gold Medal, pity having such talented sailors.

Check Races replays at http://www.tractrac.com/index.php?page=eventpage&id=314
Top 20 below. Full Overall Results at http://www.nacra17class.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/FR_01___1.pdf


No Sailno Name Scores


Tot 1 2 3 4 5
1 NED 40 Mandy Mulder, Thijs Visser 7 1 2 3 (4 1
2 FRA 43 Billy Besson, Marie Riou 7 (21 2 1 1 3
3 SUI 41 Matias Buhler, Nathalie Brugger 11 3 5 2 1 (20)
4 FRA 65 Moana Vaireaux, Manon Audinet 13 2 (8 1 6 4
5 GBR 60 Ben Saxton, Hannah Diamond 13 5 3 (6 3 2
6 NED 46 Elke Delnooz, Coen Koning 15 4 1 4 5 (6)
7 ITA 37 Vittorio Bissaro, Silvia Sicouri 16 4 (dsq 4 7 1
8 NZL 102 Gemma Jones, Jason Saunders 17 7 3 (20 3 4
9 AUT 35 Thomas Zajac, Tanja Frank 18 1 (10 3 4 10
10 NED 44 Renee Groeneveld, Karel Begemann 19 2 (9 6 2 9
11 AUS 36 Jason Waterhouse, Lisa Darmanin 23 (9 6 7 2 8
12 FRA 63 Audrey Ogereau, Matthieu Vandame 27 6 9 5 7 (14)
13 GBR 58 Pippa Wilson, John Gimson 28 5 7 7 9 (17)
14 ITA 32 Vincenzo Sorrentino, Barbara Rinauro 29 3 5 19 (dnf 2
15 GBR 56 Lucy Macgregor, Tom Phipps 29 8 4 (10 8 9
16 ESP 16 Toni Rivas, Laia Tutzo 32 (17 13 9 5 5
17 ARG 149 Cecilia Carranza Esteban Blando 33 11 8 8 6 (23)
18 ITA 93 Pietro Sibello, Lisa Rattemeyer 36 (dns 12 8 13 3
19 AUS 67 Pip Pietromonaco, James Wierzbowski 40 7 7 9 (19 17
20 SWE 12 Tim Shuwalow, Hanna Klinga 40 12 (17 10 10 8

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