Jan 25, 2018

Nacra 17 @Miami WC 2018: Day 3




Great  pics by Jesús Renedo / Sailing Energy / World Sailing. More images at Nacra Sailing Fb.  - Last year when the new Nacra 17 MKII foiling version was launched, Darren Bundock said that the younger crews would dominate the flying mode for the Olympic cat.

One of those younger, but with plenty of experience, are Jason Waterhouse & Lisa Darmanin. The Australian Silver medalists from Rio keep charging towards Tokyo full bore. We predict a Gold medal for them once for 2020, but the kids almost got it at Rio.
Only Lange & Carranza combined Olympic experience stop them from getting it.

Nono Lange & Ceci, are not staying as mere reigning crew , the Argentine sailors are grabbing the pace of the flying MKII and today scored two seconds behind Jason & Lisa. The Argies are telling the fleet, we were serious in Rio and we will continue to show how age is only a state of mind.
High adrenaline can be seen from Renedo's shots above. Racing foiling cats is not for everyone, but here we are talking highest level our sport can provide. So if you want to play in the Olympic arena, get ready to push the limits.

Top ten below, full results here

Pos Sail Number Crew Race
1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Net
1 AUS 2 Jason WaterhouseLisa Darmanin 1 4 -12 1 1 1 20 8
2 GBR 21 John GimsonAnna Burnet (dnf) 3 3 2 3 6 37 17
3 ITA 363 Lorenzo BressaniCecilia Zorzi 3 2 6 -13 5 3 32 19
4 ARG 1 Santiago LangeCecilia Carranza Saroli -10 10 7 4 2 2 35 25
5 AUT 3 Thomas ZajacBarbara Matz 12 1 4 -16 7 4 44 28
6 USA 360 Bora GulariHelena Scutt 2 -16 5 10 6 11 50 34
7 USA 392 Ravi ParentChristina Persson (dnf) 5 11 3 8 7 54 34
8 BRA 171 Samuel AlbrechtBruna Martinelli Cesário de Mello 6 15 1 8 -16 14 60 44
9 GER 369 Johannes PolgarCarolina Werner 9 11 2 14 11 -17 64 47
10 BEL 391 Henri DemesmaekerAnouk GEURTS 11 12 10 12 4 -13 62 49

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