Jul 19, 2018

Nacra 15 WS Youth Worlds 2018 @Corpus Christi: Day 4 Results

Argentine crew, Dante Citadini & Teresa Romairone, winners before the last race to be held tomorrow. They established a gap of 33pts ahed of  their closest competition with 12 races completed.

More details tomorrow, photo provided by our friend and coach Nico Aragones.
No official images available yet.

Greta Stewart-Tom Fyfe (NZL) , Andrea Spagnoli-Giulia (ITA) Fava and Laila Van der Meer-Bjarne Bouwer (NED) will fight for the reamaining top 3 spots tomorrow.

Top ten below, complete results & offcial event web available  here , then select Nacra 15 tab.

Pos Flag HelmName CrewName 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total Nett
1st ARG Dante CItadini Teresa Romainone 3 2 3 1 1 1 5 3 3 1 3 -6 32 26
2nd NZL Greta Stewart Tom Fyfe 10 -12 4 9 2 2 1 5 4 11 4 7 71 59
3rd ITA Andrea Spagnolli Giulia Fava 8 5 6 11 4 10 2 2 -14 8 2 2 74 60
4th NED Laila Van der Meer Bjarne Bouwer 6 -15 2 5 11 3 15 4 2 3 7 5 78 63
5th SUI Arnaud Grange Marie van der Klink 5 4 7 4 -12 11 6 6 6 9 5 8 83 71
6th BEL Henri Demesmaeker Frederique van Eupen 2 1 (dnf) 3 9 dsq 13 1 1 4 10 4 98 73
7th FRA Doran Gouron Kenza Coutard 4 11 8 7 3 7rdg 3 14 8 -15 1 9 90 75
8th USA Nicolas Martin AnaClare Sole 7 3 -18 12 7 4 17 9 11 6 6 1 101 83
9th ISV Mia Nicolosi Teddy Nicolosi 9 10 5 6 -16 5 7 8 5 5 9 14 99 83
10th AUT Laura Farese Matthaus Zochling 16 (ufd) 10 2 19 7 4 7 19 13 8 3 133 108

Jul 17, 2018

Nacra 15 WS Youth Worlds 2018 @Corpus Christi: Day 2

Tornado Worlds 2018: Pachalidis & Konstantinidis 1st

Photo, Video & report sent by Icarus Sports.
Tornado World Championship 2018 - Day 6
Saturday, 14th of July was the sixth and final day and the competitors’ faces were filled with sadness: storming clouds had invaded the sky of La Grande Motte, plus the end of the event was coming. At least, there was another racing day remaining!

AP went down and the Tornado fleets started perfectly aligned with 10-12 knots of winds for the 8th race of the day. AUT 3 started at full speed close to the Race Committee boat and rounded the first mark ahead of GRE 1.

Unfortunately, the wind gradually dropped enough to force the abandonment of the race.
The new start for the 8th race was given at 2:00 pm with a nice evening breeze and GRE 1 finished first.

So, that was the end of the 2018 Tornado Worlds and titles were decided.

Iordanis Paschalidis & Petros Konstantinidis, GRE 1, are the Open Tornado Champions for the second consecutive year! Another impressive performance from Iordanis Paschalidis who, alongside Konstantinos Trigonis, was winning this title since 2011. He is now a Tornado World Champion for the 8th time in a row, since nobody has managed to beat him.

Mixed Tornado Champions are the youths Estela Jentsch, the 16-year-old but also the 2016 Mixed World Champion and Daniel Brown, 18 years old Nacra 15 and F18 promising and winning sailor. They also finished third in the overall ranking.

Jurgen Jentsch, the Tornado Class President ended the prize giving ceremony organized at the "Yacht Club de La Grande Motte" by inviting all participants to join him at the 2019 World Championship, to be organized in New Zealand the coming January.

Be there!

Jul 15, 2018

A-Class Europeans 2018: Glenn Ashby 1st

Nacra 17 Europeans 2018: Tita & Banti 1st

UK: East Coast Pier Race 2018: Simon Northrop & Caleb Cooper 1st

2018 Edition won by Simon Northtrop & Caleb Cooper. Report sent by Sophie Hurrell-Smith / Press Secretary, Marconi Sailing Club. East Coast Poer Race web : eastcoastpiersrace.com/
Fb: facebook.com/eastcoastpiersrace
The 2018 East Coast Piers Race (ECPR) weekend was another success with 86 boats registering to take on the challenge of sailing 48 miles from Osea Island Pier to Walton Pier.

The ECPR is a weekend of sailing held at Marconi Sailing Club (MSC) in Essex. It is held in aid of the Cirdan Sailing Trust and Essex Air Ambulance, with all money raised from the weekend going to support these charities and the vital work they do.

This year the event also became part of the Allen Endurance Series – a 3-part event designed to test sailing crews and their equipment in contests of skill and endurance.

MSC has hosted ECPR for over 30 years, with the event growing from strength to strength and

Jul 14, 2018

Nacra 17 Europeans 2018: Medal Race Replay

Medal Race wrapup from yesterday. Later report & final results.

A-Class Europeans 2018 @Warnemunde: No racing on final day

Late update for those guessing what happened at Warnemunde yesterday. Only 5 races held. Ashby won the regatta & Manolo Calavia the European title.  Later complete report by Gordon Upton and our view o rare event on the conditions plus number of races, but still some room for a thought or two on latest devels.

Jul 13, 2018

Nacra 17 Europeans 2018: Gold Fleet Race 7 Highlights

Gold Fleet Race 7 highlights. Event web nacra17.org/events/2018-european-championship/
Overall Results here

Tornado Worlds 2018 @La Grande Motte: Day 3

Report & video sent by Icarus Sports / Tornado Class Assoc / tornado-class.org
Tornado World Championship 2018 - Day 3

The sun rose above the sky of La Grande Motte and the emerald sea, announcing the beginning of the third day of racing of the 2018 Tornado World Championship. The slight decrease of the temperature from 34° to 28°C degrees from the previous day meant that a lighter thermic wind was on its way.

The Race Committee had already informed the crews about a slight delay on the schedule. After one hour of delay, race N°4 started with a wind of 8 to 10 knots.

Competitors were very close to one another, waiting nervously to the pennant side of the starting line. GRE 1, GER 44 and FRA 15 started way too early. Besides GRE 1 and FRA 15's comeback rounding the pennant boat, GER 44 went on sailing and was ranked as OCS.

The wind increased from 10 to 12 knots during the second lap, and on a flat sea, GRE 1 proved much faster than any other competitor. They crossed the first downing gate with a clear lead, which got bigger and bigger throughout the race.

After one hour and one minute of racing GRE 1 won with more than two minutes of difference over the second, ITA 46, who, after a superb race, managed to keep that position from the first rounding of mark N°1. AUS 3, who came third, gained one place over the mixed crew of GER 11 during the last downwind leg.

Ten minutes after the arrival of the last boat, race N°5 was about to start. This time the boats, spreaded along the starting line, were much more vigilant and the start was clear. At the end of the first lap, GRE 1 led once again with AUS 2 and AUS 3 about 50 meters on its back.

AUS 2 and AUS 3 constantly competed against each other, but finally it was AUS 2 who took the lead. FRA 2, 8th and 5th up until that moment, lost one place at the provisional overall ranking from GER 11!

After the race, the crews were invited by the local organization to a superb dinner on a boat cruise on a canal from the city of Le Grau du Roi to the ancient city of Aigues Mortes, surrounded by original ramparts. Five centuries ago, the city was closer to the sea than it is now, due to the sediments of the Rhône river.

With five races completed, today is reserved for resting. Time for the sailors to gain their strength back, enjoy a visit to the vineyards and participate in a wine degustation followed by a local lunch. More to come on Friday...

Text Credits: International Tornado Class Association
Photo Credits: © Nikos Pantis

Jul 12, 2018

A-Class Europeans 2018 @Warnemunde: Day 3 Vid Highlights

Day 3 Highlights, from Wednesday. Results published in previous Day 3  post here

Below report sent by Gordon Upton from Day 3 (2nd of Racing):
Weed and waves characterise day two's racing at the Euros.

The second days racing at Warnemunde  ‘A’ Cat Euros was a wet affair.  The racing was scheduled for 1pm so the fleet spent the morning in a leisurely manner standing around talking or tweaking things on their boats after the battering they sustained the day before.  Rain started to arrive at about 10am and is was on and off most of the day.

The fleet launched at 12pm from the sandy beach at the Hohe Duene resort.  All went well except for

Nacra 17 Europeans 2018: Day 4

Photos  Drew Malcolm / www.drewmalcolm.com.au ,  Full gallery here . Just when I thought Ruggero Tita & Caterina Banti were leaving their usual domination the Italians score 3 bullets in the last 4 races to grab the lead from Gemma Jones & Jason Saunders. Report below sent by Nacra 17 Class media. Event web nacra17.org/events/2018-european-championship/

Nacra 17 Top 5 – Full Results
1 ITA Ruggero Tita, Caterina Banti 16
2 NZL Gemma Jones, Jason Saunders 18
3 ESP Fernando Echavarri, Tara Pacheco 25
4 ITA Ben Saxton, Nikki Bonniface 33
5 USA John Gimson, Anna Burnet 42

Italy’s Tita/Banti Continue Dominance In Nacra 17 Cat
Spanish Junior Sailing Sisters, Including Teenaged Crew, Take Over Outright Lead in Olympic 49erFX Finals

Despite a long onshore delay and shifty and unstable conditions on the water today as the Finals began in the 2018 49er and Nacra 17 European Championship. With the fleets split by their ranking

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