Jun 14, 2016

Nacra 17s @Weymouth 2016: Saxton & Groves 1st





All Images Pedro Martinez / Sailing Energy / World Sailing.  Many favorites for Rio sailing the Medal Race at Weymouth.  Watch the Live replay of the MR embedded above at 3:55:00. Excellent speed and handling for the Nacra 17s , the best mixed crews in the World showing us how to race multis. Check the super smooth tack from Vittorio & Silvia some meters after the start, impressive.

Ben Saxton & Nicola Groves on a solid performance (3 bullets before the MR) winning over the German speed masters and future top crew , Paul Kohlhoff & Carolina Werner who finished in 2nd place overall and were also still fighting to define which team would represent their country in August, following this isaf report it seems they grabbed that great privilege. Great achievement for them with so little time in the Class, I remember their debut was in Kiel 2015. Paul & Carolina will be a treath for the more experienced teams at Rio without a doubt as seen below going downwind against Besson&Riou. Watch the Live Replay at https://youtu.be/DljxrjNTyLo?t=3h55m13s



Third place for THE candidates for Rio, Billy & Marie, no need for last names here. 4th with another good performance for the last Olympic Tornado Gold medalist helm, Fernando Echavarri & Tara Pacheco scoring a 4th overall and a win on the Medal Race.

Top ten below. Full results sailing.org/worldcup/results/

Pos Nation Sail N Crew Race Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Net
1 GBR GBR 316 Ben SaxtonNicola Groves 2 4 -12 10 1 1 1 10 41 29
2 GER GER 211 Paul KohlhoffCarolina Werner 4 3 5 9 3 -14 2 6 46 32
3 FRA FRA 1 Billy BessonMarie Riou 12 1 2 7 -17 2 10 4 55 38
4 ESP ESP 28 Fernando EchávarriTara Pacheco van Rijnsoever -15 8 1 4 9 6 11 2 56 41
5 ITA ITA 3 Vittorio BissaroSilvia Sicouri 3 9 8 5 5 3 -14 8 55 41
6 CAN CAN 305 Luke RamsayNikola Girke 1 2 3 13 10 11 (ocs) 12 74 52
7 USA USA 286 Bora GulariLouisa Chafee -13 5 4 11 4 8 5 18 68 55
8 AUS AUS 317 Jason WaterhouseLisa Darmanin -9 6 6 8 7 7 3 20 66 57
9 AUT AUT 325 Thomas ZajacTanja Frank 6 10 -15 6 8 5 12 14 76 61
10 SUI SUI 220 Matías BühlerNathalie Brugger 8 -13 7 3 6 13 8 16 74 61

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