Sep 9, 2015

A-Cat Worlds 2015 @Punta Ala: Day 3, Finals race #1 for Ashby

All Images MV / Thanks to Piet Saarberg for helping me with the rib on the last race of the day, an honour having him around to take pics on the water  //
Today after Brewin/Mischa's fleet completed the cancelled race from yesterday on a wind shift as Steve described in his interview earlier today after winning against Mischa by cms over the line. Great racing by Brewin with a solid regatta.
After that 4th race, the half of the fleet outside went back to shore to join the rest of the sailor for the committee to define Silver & Gold fleets based on the results of the previous 4 races.

It was first clash for Ashby & Mischa who were leading their respective group. Good breeze in at Punta Ala bay North racing area. In the first upwind mark Heemskerk reached first to the top mark, after the first gate Ashby went for a split and managed to get the lead.  From there it was all business as usual for the Americas Cup sailor and multiple A-Cat World Champ, solid run with a 1:30mins gap.

I reached late to the club after leaving Piet on the beach and then from returning the rib at Scarlino so Glenn  told me go fishing! haha!  When I asked for a vid report, it was with reason , it was late and his was talking with some friends.
Tomorrow early I will try get his view as done past days with Brewin & Mischa.
Update: Mischa reports a capsize in that 5th race, in fact we didn´t saw him for a while in the second downwind leg..

Results after 4 Qualy races at
Silver & Gold fleet results from the 5th race are pending. On the Silver Julio Saubidet got a 2nd on the 5th and is leading the fleet. In the Gold Sergio Mehl, both from Argentina is currently in 16th after the Qualys with two top ten results.
The idea is to get our first Nats at the end of the year, and I might aim with the guys to host 2020 Worlds in Buenos Aires, next year remember F18s are coming to Argentina for the 2016 Worlds.

On current event at Punta Ala always check the official web above for updates: , as I'm on the water with the rib, then go to edit all stuff and is taking me quite a while every day.