Mar 28, 2016

Nacra 17s @Palma 2016: Crew list for Rio

Lange interviewed by the org. Trofeo Princesa Sofia official web at -
Complicated year indeed for Santi with a delicated lung surgery, but the Argentine sailor is tough as a rock and he will go forward to fulfill the goal for his last(?) Olympic participation in Rio.
Ben Saxton & Nicola Groves have been selected to represent UK. Full list below. Bad news for Iker Martinez on his own injury which seems to be terminating his 2016 campaign.

Nacra Press Release :
///...Last two Olympic spots
The regatta is a qualifier event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. For the first time the last two participating countries in each class will be decided in Palma. In the Nacra17 class 46 countries registered. Their is one spot left for Europe and one for an African country. Ten European countries are on the entry list who have not qualified yet and will fight in Palma for the last Olympic spot: Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, Russia and Sweden.

For the Olympic spot for Africa, a few countries wanted to try their luck but Tunesia is the only nation left on the entry list at the start of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR.
Full report at

Fleet went out racing 2hrs ago. Updates on the racing later.
Below Selected teams , source Nacra Class press:

1) ARG – Santiago Lange & Cecilia Carranza Saroli
2) ARU – Nicole van der Velden & Thijs Visser
3) AUS – Jason Waterhouse & Lisa Darmanin
4) AUT – Thomas Zajac & Tanja Frank
5) BRA – Samuel Albrecht & Isabel Swan
6) CAN – Luke Ramsay & Nikola Girke
7) DEN – Allan Norregaard & Annette Viborg Andreasen
8) ESP – Team will decided after Palma and Hyeres 2016
9) FRA – Billy Besson & Marie Riou
10) GBR – Ben Saxton & Nicola Groves
11) GER – Team will decided in Palma 2016
12) ITA – Vittorio Bissaro & Silvia Sicouri
13) NED – Mandy Mulder & Coen de Koning
14) NZL – Gemma Jones & Jason Saunders
15) SIN – Justin Liu & Denise Lim
16) SUI – Matías Bühler & Nathalie Brugger
17) URU – Pablo Defazio & Mariana Foglia
18) USA – Bora Gulari & Louisa Chafee
19) Last European Country decided in Palma
20) Last African Country decided in Palma

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