Apr 17, 2014

Back to the Olympics II: Flying the N17 by Lange

Image: Francisco Vignale. www.franciscovignale.com -- Past week we had an interview with Darren Bundock on his return to the Olympic Arena. Now for Hyeres we'll see another ex Tornado medalist returning to the rings field. Santiago Lange will be racing with Cecilia Carranza, (former Laser olympian) this second stop of the 2014 Isaf WC Series.
Before going to Europe I had a chat with him, as always really down to earth & humble guy for being one of the best Arg sailors ever, with several World Titles, 2 Olympic Medals and some AC campaigns under his belt.
Argentina will have 3 Nacra 17 crews at Hyeres, and maybe a 4th for Santander. 

This is going to be an interesting match up for Santi against the new guys, although this will be his first event on the Nacra 17 Class. Ceci , now crewing  had a good N17 season last year as helm.

Hyeres WC starts this April 19th. Event websites: 

Entry List swc.ffvoile.com/swc2014gbr/competition/listing-sailors.aspx

On the pic , we've seen the Nacra 17 going airborne, but this is the best still picture so far. Taken by Francisco Vignale published in Santi's FB
It also shows how fruitless is to trying to ban foiling/flying with constant curved foils and no winglets.