Nov 23, 2015

49er Worlds 2015 @Buenos Aires: Burling & Tuke Champs

All Images by Matias Capizzano - Full gallery at Fb page -
Peter Burling & Blair Tuke were crowned 2015 ahead of the Medal Race, confirming they are the current undisputed Nr 1, business as usual for the Kiwis.  The two other highlights came also from Southern Hemisphere sailors (like the last Rugby World Cup: Nz, Aus & Arg), with Nathan Outteridge & Iain Jensen coming from way back in the overall to a Vice championship after finishing 2,2,1 & 2nd in the MR. The Australians started the championship with 10,5,UFD,17,27.
Nathan demonstrated his competitive spark is quite alive.  Artemis win at Bermuda , rib crash included and this excellent comeback here in Buenos Aires are building up his character towards Americas Cup Challenger Series.

Argentina (the 3rd country from the South) had a Super Saturday grabbing two historic slots in the 49er &Fx Class: Yago & Klaus Lange finished 7th overall to secure the third available spot awarded in this Worlds and in the Fx Class Victoria Travascio & Maria Sol Branz closed the event in 11th place overall giving themselves a great gift with a confirmed ticket to Rio 2016.
Two young crews who are part of a great present and represent the future for Argentina elite squad along many other young talented sailors.

Speaking of the Future, we had Presidential elections yesterday. A new project won and we have great hopes to put this country back on the path and projection this Land had till 1930.

Top ten 49er below, full Results & Official reports at 49er/Fx at

1NZL 1Peter BURLINGBlair TUKE118145118215911388810370
2AUS 3Nathan OUTTERIDGEIain JENSEN105(UFD)71727221796221410153104
3ESP 46Federico ALONSOArturo ALONSO TELLECHEA844948131162420202416144107
4POL 42Lukasz PRZYBYTEKPawel KOLODZINSKI76259207131851431112182152114
5GER 12Erik HEILThomas PLOESSEL7314191111071310181111218146114
6GBR 6John PINKStuart BITHELL81241628(RDG)9(RDG)5312912216154.2114.2
7ARG 133Yago LANGEKlaus LANGE317322426156102152641020174122
8AUT 84Nico Luca Marc DELLE KARTHNikolaus Leopold RESCH14761364893241671410194164126
9ESP 900Diego BOTÍNIago LOPEZ1211743112931923131043512178126
10GBR 33Dylan FLETCHER-SCOTTAlain SIGN18115(BFD)1015511541514185614188138