Aug 1, 2017

Nacra 17 Europeans 2017: Day 2, "Chupacabra" Style



Australian Coach Darren Bundock is Now Helming at European Cha...
Darren G Bundock is one of Australia's best-known sailors, having taken two Olympic silver medals and piles of World Championships. The Australian Sailing Team multihull coach didn't expect to have to take the tiller here at the European Championship, but he's as laid back as ever as he explains what happened to Nacra 17 skipper Jason Waterhouse and how it feels to be racing Olympic class boats for the first time in years.
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Nacra 17 European Championship
Quite an historic day for Olympic Sailing in the Nacra 17. Nacra 17 teams were sailing as well as upwind as downwind with the much flatter foiling kites up. Light weather sailing will never be boring again! Catamaran Racing, News & Design Sailing Anarchy Nacra 17 Sailing
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All images above by Pedro Martinez / Sailing Energy , more pics at their Fb web. -
For  the 2008 Olympics Pablo Soldano developed along Olgeltree, Figueroa & Booth a specialized gennaker to be used upwind. Devel based on the light wind conditions expected for those games.
The code zero created a big turmoil in the Tornado Olympic Class at the time, and many went rushing to build theirs. Before the final measure of equipment, forecast looked unstable and only the US team decided to present their "Chupacabra" spi.  Huge bet, which didn't payed in the edn as wind was nowhere light as expected.

Today at the 2017 Europeans they replicated the upwind use of the MKII gennaker as can be seen in pics above.

Check comments by Darren Bundock on an interview done by Ala Block above. Fb link here.
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On the today's racing Gimson & Burnet socred 1,1 & 3 to lead after 6 races.
Full results at http://nacra17.org/events/2017-european-championship/

Pos Sail Number Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6
1 GBR 201 John GIMSONAnna BURNET 22 3 3 1 1 3
2 ITA 370 Ruggero TITACaterina BANTI 2 5 2 4 2 4
3 ESP 28 Fernando ECHAVARRI ERASUNTara PACHECO van RIJNSOEVER 3 4 1 2 8 9
4 DEN 281 Allan NORREGAARDAnette VIBORG 8 1 10 6 3 7
5 GBR 299 Ben SAXTONKatie DABSON 7 12 4 11 4 1
6 DEN 319 Lin Ea Cenholt CHRISTIANSENChristian Peter LÜBECK 13 7 9 3 6 2
7 GBR 257 Chris RASHLEYLaura MARIMON 1 17 5 5 11 6
8 GER 211 Paul KOHLHOFFAlica STUHLEMMER 5 2 14 7 9 12
9 GBR 303 Tom PHIPPSNicola BONIFACE 12 8 19 8 5 10
10 NZL 260 Gemma JONESMicah WILKINSON 4 20 11 18 7 5

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