Oct 29, 2017

Nacra 15 Youth Olympic Games 2018 Qualifiers @Medemblik: Final Day



All images by Laurens Morel / Saltycolours.com . Full gallery at Nacra 15 Class Assoc fb. Great action shots by Laurens, the kids are having a blast without a doubt.
Still  ,ight not be the case for all, check photo #3 from above , perfect moment captured by Laurens, the helm grabbing his crew to protect her, like telling "I'm in control , everything gonna be alright" , truly a special shot. Click images for bigger size & slideshow.

On the last day conditions and with the Nacra 15s having less margin than the F16 (on the feedback I have)  the youth crews have to put all their skills and efforts to control the new Olympic Youth cat. In Buenos Aires the kids can have any possible conditions as we experienced in the 2016 F18 Worlds , Medemblik is a great venue in that regard for them to acquire experience. Racing only in places like Garda wont prepare you for BA.

Top ten below , full results here

No Zeilno Naam Punten 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1 GBR 19 Benno Marstaller, Chloe Collenette 43 3 -13 3 1 6 1 3 5 -12 4 1 4 7 5
2 AUS 37 Shannon Dalton, Jayden Dalton 53 1 4 1 2 11 13 (bfd) 1 2 11 3 3 1 (dns)
3 SUI 81 Max Wallenberg, Amanda Bjork-Anastassov 63 4 7 2 9 8 -12 5 3 -22 1 10 5 6 3
4 GER 39 Silas Muhle, Romy Mackenbrock 84 12 -17 11 14 1 10 1 10 -19 7 8 6 3 1
5 NED 93 Bjarne Bouwer, Eliott Savelon 85 2 2 12 5 4 9 12 -15 -16 14 9 2 2 12
6 GBR 70 Bobby Hewitt, Freddie Simes 85 11 5 -19 7 3 -15 9 11 3 3 6 13 4 10
7 FRA 99 Doran Gouron Le Roch, Axel Nicoleau 98 5 -21 6 6 7 2 8 -21 9 8 16 10 12 9
8 AUS 45 Georgia Payne, Emma Jones 101 13 8 8 8 10 8 4 2 7 9 (ufd) 14 10 (dns)
9 ITA 77 Leonardo Chiste, Sofia Leoni 104 7 6 -20 3 5 16 7 4 20 19 (ufd) 7 8 2
10 FIN 69 Filip Store, Vilma Rikala 114 15 -23 9 4 -23 5 2 16 21 2 14 1 14 11

Below press release sent by Edwin Lodder / Nacra 15 Class Assoc
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Suisse and Tunisia first two nations qualified for the Nacra 15 Youth Olympic Games 2018

After 14 races in great conditions the Suisse Nacra 15 team Max Wallenberg & Amanda Bjork-Anastassov and the Tunisia Nacra 15 team Chaima Chamari & Sami Arjoun have qualified their countries to participate in the Youth Olympics 2018 in Argentina. With 28 Nacra 15’s from 13 countries at the starting line and good sailing conditions it was fantastic sailing in Medemblik. In the overall results (open class and mixed) the GBR team Benno Martsaller & Chloe Collenette have won the regatta, followed by Australia Shannon Dalton & Jayden Dalton, and third the SUI team Max & Amanda. For all results : nacra15class.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Total14races-1.htm

During this week all 28 teams from 13 countries were very eager to sail in all kind of weather conditions. A total of 14 races are sailed. Sailors are very happy and look back to a great sailing week. It was amazing to see how these young sailors are sailing the new Nacra 15. Since a year this new class is existing and already over 100 teams are sailing worldwide. Most of them started sailing the Nacra 15 this year. A lot of sailors are coming from Optimist. The Nacra 15 is the “pathway class” to the Olympic Nacra 17 multihull. For many sailors the next big event will be the World Sailing Youth Worlds in Sanya (China) in December.

The qualification system to participate the Youth Olympics is based on four qualication events: This week in Medemblik the best European and best African country have qualified. Folowed by a qualifier event in Miami (November) to qualify the best North- and best South American country; In January in Queensland the qualifying of the best Asia and Oceania country. Argentina will get a wild-card due to being the host nation and in April during the Nacra 15 Worlds the final 7 country placings will be earned and qualified. Once a country is selected then their organising authorities will then organize their own selections. To represent your country at the Youth Olympics Games in the Nacra 15 class really is the pinnacle of Youth Performance Sailing.

Look for all updated information and results at the website www.nacra15class.com and Nacra 15 Facebook page facebook.com/nacra15class/

The Nacra 15 Youth Olympic Qualifier event is organized by the Nacra 15 International Class and the Royal Yachting Club Hollandia. The event is sponsored by Forward WIP, Island Tribe sun protection, PEGA boattrailers, City of Medemblik, Province Noord-Holland and Nacra Sailing.
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