Oct 14, 2013

F18: BA Week 2013 Day 4


Image: Matias Capizzano. Yesterday I wrote about the youths performing in the local F18 Class, and today  Juan Krevisky & Billy Lopez Segura confirmed this generation is preparing a change of guard. Both come from the 29er fleet, they are South American champs and also won 2 times BA Week in the same class.

Now they are leading in the F18 against a now experienced pack of cat sailors. Tied in points with Cruz veterans Gonzalez Smith & Mariano Heuser (Infusion MKII). 5-7knot racing day, light conditions where Krevisky & Segura excelled with 3, 2, 1, 1.  Interesting to remark that yesterday they couldn´t not even reach the course area due to some hard 20-25knots breeze. But it was normal as they don´t have many hours together in the Class and they are also racing a recently acquired brand new C2. Juan Krevisky comes from a talented family, his older brother Agustín is Opti World Champ & Vice too. Also one of the best riders in the local F18 now, they bought the boat together, so Arg Nats are his turn to race!

I had another awful day in calm conditions, this time I nailed the starts, but couldn´t achieve a thing. We expected more breeze and I left a wrong setting, no pointing , no speed... Dead last. Went from 10th overall to 13th. I think I will leave my spot to Agustín for the Nats, I'm old and lack of training is not helping at all. Best performance I had in the Class was 2nd in this same event back in 2011 with Esteban Blando for the first South Americans. Time to retire..again!

Final day tomorrow with 3 races scheduled, although forecast conditions are not looking good , 3-5 knots.
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Not much F18 images this time. Will try to get some tomorrow.

Check   how Sergio Mehl, 7th entering the final day at Grosseto is 9th overall, a really good sign of how competitive our local fleet is. Top Ten below. Full resutls Here


Pl Sail Crew Tot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 6 J. Krevisky & B. Lopez Segura 28 7 2 1 3 8 (DNS) (DNS) 3 2 1 1
2 1706 C. Gonzalez Smith & M. Heuser 28 3 -5 3 5 -6 1 3 4 1 3 5
3 1636 J. Sucic & J. Copani 36 5 3 5 4 5 2 -7 1 -11 7 4
4 1248 P. Volker & E. Daneri 37 8 -12 4 2 4 7 5 -9 3 2 2
5 666 I. Rodger & T. Volker 40 4 4 10 1 1 4 9 -12 -13 4 3
6 7 Y. Lange & J. Benitez 48 -16 9 2 7 7 3 4 2 6 -14 8
7 27 F. Ferioli & L. Gonzalez Smith 65 9 1 8 9 -10 10 2 8 -12 9 9
8 355 C. Schewe & A. Viera 70 -11 10 6 -11 9 9 10 6 7 6 7
9 21 S. Mehl & J. Saubidet 71 1 8 11 6 2 5 (DNS) 16 10 12 (OCS)
10 20 A. Caputo & S. Mazza 98 12 13 16 -18 (DNS) 11 1 10 18 11 6

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