Aug 16, 2018

Nacra 15 Europeans 2018 @Lake Como: Day 3

Top 5 images images by Laurens Morel / More shots by Laurel at Nacra Racing Fb.
Last pic right above, shoot by Nico Aragonés: His coachees leading by a mile on the bullet grabbed today. Day 3 of racing at Lake Como for the 2018 Nacra 15 Europeans.
Henri Demesmaeker & Dominque van Eupen lead after eleven races. Second place for the 2018 season Dark Horses and surprise of the Nacra 15 Class (2018 WS Youth World Champs) , Argentine youth Dante Cittadini & Teresa Romairone. Third overall for Andrea Spagnoli & Giulia Fava.

Results below available thanks to Nico Aragonés, Arg coach present at Gravedona and one of the reasons for the Arg team performance. Today's digital not available yet, these are a transcript from Nico's photo of result sheet thus only the top 5.

Later full list when available.
Update: Complete list available now at Nacra Racing fb

Pos Flag Helm Crwe R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 Net
1 BEL133 Henri Demesmaeker Dominique van Eupen x15 1 x8 5 2 4 1 1 5 5 2 26
2 ARG146 Dante Cittadini Teresa Romairone 4 2 x15 6 4 5 2 x7 7 2 1 33
3 ITA29 Andrea Spagnoli Guilia Fava 10 x18 5 x24 3 2 4 2 8 1 3 38
4 NED27 Laila van der Meer Bjarne Bouwer 7 12 x24 9 7 1 x10 3 6 3 4 52
5 SUI83 Arnaud Grange Marie van der Klink x37 3 2 12 6 6 5 4 4 x31 9 51

Aug 14, 2018

Nacra Multi Europeans 2018 @Lake Como: Day 1 by Laurens Morel

F18 Raid Worlds 2018: Video by van Staveren

Jasper van Staveren went to Erquy to shoot the 2018 Raid Worlds, and his photos gave life to the scenery of Erquy as we've never seen before.
While taking pics, Jasper also did some video takes that can be seen in clip above.

Aug 12, 2018

Nacra17 Worlds 2018 @Aarhus: Tita & Banti World Champs

Nacra 17 Worlds 2018 @Aarhus: Medal Race Live (Cancelled)

Live stream schedule: RSX Medal , later Nacra 17.
Live SAP tracking here

- Racing cancelled, positions remains as they were after 13 races completed on Friday.
Our view of the event later tonight.

Aug 10, 2018

Nacra 17 Worlds Aarhus 2018: Live Stream (Laser Medal / Radial / N17)

Laser Medal Race, later Radial and after them Nacra 17 Gold Fleet. Racing status for each fleet plus SAP tracking links here.

Later our report & pics, above you can review race 11 Live stream replay after Laser & Radial Medal Races. Check Top ten after 13 Races Gold fleet, Complete list here:

Aug 9, 2018

Nacra 17 Worlds 2018 @Aarhus: Nathan & Haylee Outteridge lead

Photo SAiling Energy / World Sailing. Nathan & Haylee Outteridge enjoying the ride today.  The Rookies are leading the 2018 Nacra 17 Worlds being held in Aarhusm, Denmark.
Scoring plenty of  top tens is the key for the Ausrtalian talented bros.
Today someone commented how this two are leading with so little time in the Class, but their perf is not being pulled out of luck. Nathan is a Master foiling A-Cat & Moth sailor and Haylee has top 5 experience in the 49er Fx Class.
On an interview some months ago the commented last time they sailed together they had 5 & 10 yrs old. Two decades later they are sailing together again and leading the most exciting Olympic Class.

Today the Outterdiges started with a bullet, later a 3rd and sinished the day with another 5th place. While previous leaders, Lange & Carranza had a bad for them with  11,ufd & 13. The Argentines were relegated to third overall by Cenholt & Lubeck (5,21,3 for the day).

Brazilians Albrecth-Nicolina Sá maintain a good overall 4th position.
Tita & Banti had a perfect regatta start, a so so middle stage and the Italians return to the top 5 arena today finishing 3,5 & 2. Try to review Race 8 tracking, they were 26th and progressively gain positions for an impressive 3rd coming from behind.

Then from 6th to 10th overall there is a tight fight in points to obtain a medal race spot. Tomorrow will be last 3 Final stage races, plus the Medal Race to be held on Saturday.

Speakin of the most exciting Olympic Class today my eyes were hurt badly after seeing the 470 crew antics, say what!? That's sailing? Along the Finn and Laser handling and speed no wonder Sailing risk its place in future Olympic Games.
All Ok with those Classes, but clearly not the ones to show as the pinnacle of the sport nowadays or to attract new generations or grant Sailing a place in the biggest sport gathering.

- Nacra 17 Races follow up & tracking replay links here

Overall top ten after 10 races, complete results available here

Nacra 17 Worlds 2018 @Aarhus: Day 5 Live Tracking Link

Photo: Sailing Energy / World Sailing. Lange & Carranza, current leaders looking ahead to the Gold Fleet races.
- Race 8  Live SAP tracking will be available here. 8knots reported by tracking wind sensors.
- Nacra 17 Races follow up & tracking links for coming ones here
- Current & live updated positions here
- Status for rest of  the Classes here

- Live stream for the day here

More info/updates later.
Overall top ten after 10 races, complete results available here

Aug 7, 2018

Nacra 17 Worlds 2018 @Aarhus, Day 3: Lange & Carranza lead

Photo: Sailing Energy / World Sailing. If yesterday was and Arg day with Majdalani & Bosco owning the yellow fleet today it was another white & light blue day on the overall lead.
Current Olympic champs, Santi Lange & Cecilia Carranza were the only ones to maintain consistence through the 4 races held today for the blue fleet (2,3,5 & 4) , the Golden crew obtained the overall lead after a total of seven races completed for both fleets in this qualifying stage.

South America got another performer today, almost a perfect day for Samuel Albrecht & Gabriela Nicolino de Sá scoring two bullets a 2nd plus a 14th to position themselves in 2nd overall. Defazio & Knuppel , from Uruguay and coached by our good friend Andrew Mac Pherson also got a 1st in race 6.

Waterhouse & Darmanin had day to forget yesterday, not even a full race and they got BFD on failed black starts, but today the Aussies actually could sail R5,R6 & R7 (4th were dsq and didn't start) and three top 5 places put them nack on track for a 3rd overall.

Yellow fleet sailed only two races, Cenholt & Lubeck 2 & 10 for the day and Majdalani & Bosco 20 & 2, a good recovery for the young Arg crew, who were caught in R6 off guard along many top teams.
A capsize from the first day put them a little back now in 5th position overall, but plenty left and the kids continue to score impressive performances.

After owning Day 1 in the foiling breeze Tita & Banti got  a bit complicated within the tricky course conditions from last two days. Unable to display their superior foiling speed the Italians are suffering Aarhus unstable breeze this week: dsq, 16,13,16 in that last four races for the team which used to dominate the Class ... two days ago! Still much left for this Worlds so no discount them at all.

Top ten below, full results available here

Nacra 17 Worlds 2018 @Aarhus: Day 3

Photo: Stream still Race 4 Blue fleet from yesterday. Watch R4 & R5 Live replay here. -

Today Tuesday Lange's fleet has finished Race 4. Yesterday yellow fleet managed to finish 2 races, the day went for Madjadalin-Bosco from ARG, scoring a bullet and 2nd place.
Lange-Carranza have scored  a 2nd in R4 behind Albretch to grab the overall temporary lead. Their fleet needs to sail one more to match Yellow fleet 5 races done. Still Lange will maintain lead on discards.

Live results updates available here. More info through the day as racing progress.
Races status here.

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Aug 6, 2018

Nacra 17 Worlds 2018 @Aarhus: Day 2 Live Stream

Official Tracking & updates here - Prov Results as they come here - Or Follow our Twitter account for results updates, also visible at left website column.

Only yellow fleet managed to complete 2 races today , watch Live replay above.

Aug 5, 2018

Nacra 17 Worlds 2018 @Aarhus: Day 1 Results

Photos by Sailing Energy / World Sailing.  Intense day at Aarhus with 18knots of breeze and full on racing. Fleet divided in two groups, and plenty of contenders, but Tita & Banti continue to excel with three perfect bullets. Lots coming this week but seeing Mateo & Euge scoring a bullet in the first race was epic.

Santi & Ceci showing their class as usual, flaotin gor foiling, scoring 3,2 & 2 for a shared 3rd overall with Bissaro & Frascari. Zajac & Matz are holding 2nd overall.

A-Class top foiling guns like Brewin, Bendyk are still catching up, plenty more hours needed for them and their crews. Outteridges finished today 11th overall.

Hope to see some actual video stream tomorrow. Today was only RSX & 49er Fx.

Top ten below, complete results at

Raid Worlds 2018 @CVB Erquy: Champanhac & Dhallenne, Champs

GC32 Racing Tour @Copa del Rey 2018: Ineos Team UK 1st

Photos & report sent by GC32 Racing Tour media. Official web
British Cup team secures first GC32 Racing Tour victory
INEOS Team UK has won the GC32 competition at 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, run by the Club Nautico de Palma. With 19 races held across four days on the Bay of Palma, the British flying catamaran secured the overall win with a race to spare, despite this being just the second ever GC32 Racing Tour event for Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team.

2015 GC32 Racing Tour winning skipper Leigh McMillan, helming the black boat for Ainslie this week, commented: “It felt like we were good in the starts, getting ourselves out in front and holding on to those good races when they were there.”

At this event, INEOS Team UK benefitted from having Rio 2016 Finn gold medallist Giles Scott calling tactics and a new recruit - two time America’s Cup winner Joey Newton - among her crew. “Giles made some great calls when we were in the thick of it,” continued McMillan. “And we've improved our boat speed. On day one it felt like we had a bit of catching up to do. We've always felt fast downwind, but NORAUTO had a click on us upwind. We've made good improvements, but getting to know each other as a team is really what did it for us.”

Like yesterday, McMillan said they had to change their mindset to upwind (instead of reaching) starts which the race officials, led by PRO Stuart Childerley, had set due to today’s generally sub-10 knot southwesterly winds. “Obviously that changes your whole strategy. Then we had to keep an eye on NORAUTO, who have been hard to shake off all week. Today we had to ensure we got the points we needed over them.”

Nine points astern, Franck Cammas’ NORAUTO finished a valiant second, the French team’s winning streak in the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour finally coming to an end.

It was a top day for the owner-drivers, who won all today’s four races: Simon Delzoppo’s .film Racing claimed the first (his second of the event), leading from the top mark on. Knocking it out of the park today was Erik Maris’ Zoulou, showing a return to her GC32 Lagos Cup form by winning both today’s second and fourth races.

“We didn’t have very good starts – so that wasn’t the explanation,” said Maris. “We went to the right side and had good speed upwind. The rest was down to good crew work. In this fleet once you are ahead, life is so much easier than when you are in the middle of the pack.” Their win in race two was built from being first to head right on the initial upwind leg. In the final race, they had their hands full but prevailed over NORAUTO, despite Cammas crossing ahead going into the leeward gate.

For a second consecutive year Zoulou (named after Maris’ two daughters, Zoé et Luna), won the ANONIMO Speed Challenge, having yesterday recorded 23.54 knots, the highest average speed of the regatta. For this Maris received an Anonimo Nautilo GC32 Racing Tour edition timepiece. “We do take it seriously and we have fun doing it and we have probably got a good technique for the turn,” explained Maris of how he secured the latest addition to his wrist-wear collection.

Alongside INEOS Team UK and Zoulou, Jason Carroll’s Argo was joint top scoring boat of the day. The US team won race three today, and was leading for most of the second too, which they would have won had they not picked the wrong, light wind side of the last run. “It seemed like the left side was paying a bit more for us, but perhaps we missed out a little more on that yesterday.” Carroll paid tribute to the regatta and its venue. “I love sailing here - the host facility, the city and the people are great. It is an awesome regatta.”

The next event of the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour is the GC32 Villasimius Cup in southern Sardinia, taking place over 12-16th September.

Pos Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16 R17 R18 R19 Tot
1 INEOS TEAM UK 3 2 1 1 2 4 1 2 1 4 3 3 1 2 3 2 2 4 5 46
2 NORAUTO 1 1 2 2 5 5 3 1 4 1 7 2 3 1 1 5 6 3 2 55
3 Argo 9 4 3 4 4 6 5 4 2 5 1 1 2 4 5 3 3 1 6 73
4 Zoulou 2 7 6 5 7 1 6 3 3 6 5 4 6 6 8 4 1 7 1 88
5 Realteam 5 5 5 3 3 7 8 5 8 2 2 5 4 7 2 8 5 2 4 90
6 .film Racing 7 3 4 8 1 8 2 6 6 3 6 7 5 5 7 1 7 6 3 95
7 Frank Racing 4 8 7 7 6 2 7 7 5 9 8 8 7 3 4 6 8 5 8 119
8 Código Rojo Racing 6 6 8 6 8 3 4 8 7 8 4 6 8 8 6 7 4 8 7 122

Nacra 17 WS World Championships @Aarhus 2018: Day 4 Live Stream

Nacra 17 & 49er are scheduled to be streamed live at 2:30PM Aarhus local time. Above Live stream by World Sailing from Aarhus.
Tracking will be available here

Follow our Twitter account for updates, also visible at left website column.

R1 Yellow Fleet : Prov Results

Aug 4, 2018

Costarmoricaine / Raid Worlds 2018 @CVB Erquy: Day 4 by van Staveren

Nacra 17 Worlds 2018 @Aarhus: Iker Martinez gets 35pts penalty before racing starts

Yesterday I was talking with Euge Bosco , who is preparing herself along Mateo Majdalni & Nacra 15 coach Nico Aragones for Aarhus 2018 Nacra 17 Worlds, and she sent me a couple of shots from their traninings. After reading today's news I looked back and found that one of the pics showed Iker sailing with them.

That's about what we will see from him this Worlds, as Iker has packed his stuff and returned home as informed by the Nacra 17 Class. It seems the spanish team chopped out 5mm of the top deck insert to gain more rake span.

Worlds will start tomorrow, and already one of the contenders is out of the game. Live streams are likely to be available, we will follow closely this event as it will provide 8 spots for Tokyo 2020.
Below Live Stream form today 49er/49er FX

Details on Iker Martinez penalty:
Source Nacra 17 Class Assoc Web /

"....During inspection, the IM team spotted a modification to the top port bearing. After a night of quarantine, checking against the design and the bearings that the rest of the fleet have, it was deemed 5mm shorter than the rest of the fleets and a protest was lodged.

The jury assigned a DSQ for the infringement and then upped it to a DNE (do not exclude) because it was an intentional modification.

The top bearings on the Nacra 17 can be moved while sailing, and are frequently adjusted by the teams to control the angle of the daggerboards. By making their bearing shorter, the Spanish were aiming to enable a greater maximum pitch, which can help promote foiling earlier than the standard design. This could be used to get into a foiling mode sooner upwind, or up on the foils sooner downwind.

By modifying the port bearing, this advantage would be available off the start line and around the windward mark, two critical areas of the race course."

Aug 2, 2018

GC32 Racing Tour @Copa del Rey 2018: Day 2

All images Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour. After much work and investment the rookie Arg team Código Rojo managed to score big time today at Palma. Excellent 3rd & 4th places, and substantially better starts in almost every race put our friends in the top pack from the start in several races. Much left for them, but what a joy for Fede , Lucas and the entire team.

After a tough capsize at previous event (check video above), today's performance was a real gift for them. They know they have a long way still to get consistent results within a pretty competitive fleet with Cammas, Ineos and other talented owners/helms teams.

Below report sent by GC32 Racing Tour media. Follow live tracking at and at GeoRacing /
Cup teams fight it out as owner-drivers surprise
Day two of GC32 Racing Tour competition at 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE was remarkably similar to day one. Under the same intense sunshine and scorching 33°C temperatures, five windward-leeward races were held with reaching starts in near identical 10-12 knot south-southwesterly winds.

Once again the two America’s Cup team competing here – Franck Cammas’ NORAUTO powered by Team France and Sir Ben Ainslie’s INEOS Team UK – each managed to claim two of the five races. At the midway stage, INEOS Team UK has kept her bow forward in the overall results, with a four point lead over NORAUTO. But with potentially ten races still to sail, they are effectively neck and neck.

“We’ve been having a good tussle with NORAUTO,” recounts the British team’s tactician, Rio 2016 Finn gold medallist Giles Scott. Today the Brits won the second and fourth races while NORAUTO claimed races three and five. “The sea breeze has been perfect for GC32 racing – a 12 knot sea breeze and solidly foiling downwind. We’ve had two really good days of racing,” continued Scott, who won his third Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia here this spring in his Finn.

Generally tactical wisdom for the Bay of Palma is that ‘left is best’, however Scott said that today it was not that clear cut. “We found it was flicking around quite a bit, so there were opportunities getting on top of the fleet on the right hand side. But certainly at the top mark everyone has been keen to get that left turn and do some horrible tack-sets, which means big old winds for the likes of me!” Trying to the right side paid off for INEOS Team UK in the last race when they managed to salvage a fourth following their worst start of the day.

Once again the most inspiring performances today came from the owner-drivers. In a return to his GC32 Lagos Cup form (where they finished second overall to NORAUTO), Erik Maris’ Zoulou won the first race.

“Lagos was one of those weeks where everything fell into place and this one isn’t quite, so we have to fight for it tooth and nail,” said Maris. “We were a little off-balance yesterday and we didn’t adapt our way of sailing to the lighter conditions. Today was a little better especially in the starts. We need to keep on improving and I need to be better - because my guys are wonderful - if we are going to fight the two America’s cup teams. Wherever they start they seem to end up the front, but it shows what talent and work can do.”

Two other podium finishes today has elevated Zoulou to the top of the competitive Owner-Driver leaderboard, ahead but only on count-back from Jason Carroll’s Argo and with just two points astern, Simon Delzoppo’s .film Racing, winner of today’s ANONIMO Speed Challenge with an average speed of 22.55 knots.

In fact all five of the owner-driver teams enjoyed moments of glory. Simon Hull’s Frank Racing posted a second in today’s first race. The Argentinian team, Código Rojo Racing was starting with a never previously seen speed and aggression today, worthy of their team name and were frequently in the top three at the reaching mark. This translated into third and fourth-placed finishes in today’s first two races.

Skipper Federico Ferioli explained: “We had a problem yesterday with the starts, so this morning we checked the video and analysed our starts, made a plan, followed that plan and it was much much better. We coming into the line with more speed. It was great. If you have a problem and work on it and improve it, when you get results it is very satisfying. I am not crazy about our results so far, but I am really focussed upon improving day after day because that way the results will come.”

Racing continues on the Bay of Palma with another five races scheduled, starting at 1300 CEST.

Pos Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Tot
1 INEOS TEAM UK 3 2 1 1 2 4 1 2 1 4 21
2 NORAUTO 1 1 2 2 5 5 3 1 4 1 25
3 Zoulou 2 7 6 5 7 1 6 3 3 6 46
4 Argo DNF/9 4 3 4 4 6 5 4 2 5 46
5 .film Racing 7 3 4 8 1 8 2 6 6 3 48
6 Realteam 5 5 5 3 3 7 8 5 8 2 51
7 Frank Racing 4 8 7 7 6 2 7 7 5 7 60
8 Código Rojo Racing 6 6 8 6 8 3 4 8 7 8 64

Costarmoricaine / Raid Worlds 2018 @CVB Erquy: Day 2 by van Staveren

Costarmoricaine / Raid Worlds 2018 @CVB Erquy: Day 1 by van Staveren

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