Dec 17, 2018

Nacra 17s @Vilamoura 2018: Gem shot by Soren Wiegand


Photo: Courtesy of Soren Wiegand. Follow him on Instagram.  Tremendous capture by Soren from the first breezy day at Vilamoura. The boat height / heel, crew & helm stance, the windward foil, the breeze. Perfect shot.

He also reported on the conditions & the dangerous crashes of the foiling N17, and he nails out how early we are on foil devel yet, for those who ask me to go airborne on the F18 legal racing.. not a chance we will lose the Class best asset which is sailing almost in every condition, you have pitch poles plus capsizes too, but nothing compared to foiling ones.
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Soren Wiegand comments :
"Today was the first day of the regatta here in Vilamoura.
The sailors got thrown straight into heavy breeze from the get go, that combined with a big swell ofc made for some spectacular racing and tough conditions for the sailors to tackle.
Not to forget the crazy crashes!! Much for the pleasure of me. 😁

Sometimes you can't understand how this sport have even more serious injuries than it has.
I know the foiling has brought about a new type of injure. However it's still very rare for a foil strike to happen.

Let's just hope better equipment and gear can at least help minimize the severity of the accidents".
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Top ten results below, complete list here.


Pos SAIL # CREW NET points TOTAL points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 DEN 71 Lin LIN 30 41 2 1 2 -11 5 1 1 8 10
Cp CP
2 SWE 356 Rasmus ROSENGREN 35 61 18 2 3 1 1 2 BFD 6 2
Ida SVENSSON -26
3 GER 369 Johannes POLGAR 48 66 1 5 5 8 6 11 4 -18 8
Carolina WERNER
4 FRA 5 Moana VAIREAUX 50 76 3 3 4 7 8 17 BFD 4 4
Amelie RIOU -26
5 GBR 88 Laura Marimon GIOVANNETTI 59 79 9 7 6 9 12 -20 2 7 7
Chris RASHLEY
6 GBR 25 Rupert WHITE 66 83 7 8 9 12 9 15 5 -17 1
Kirstie URWIN
7 FIN 282 Sinem KURTBAY 68 94 11 10 DNC 13 2 8 9 9 6
Janne JÄRVINEN -26
8 GBR 91 Ben SAXTON 77 103 5 6 1 6 4 3 DNC DNC DNC
Ellie ALDRIDGE -26 26 26
9 FRA 390 Marie SOLER 77 103 8 17 DNC 17 10 4 6 10 5
Hugues PUIMATTO -26
10 GER 77 Alica STUHLEMMER 82 108 4 4 7 DNC DNC DNC 3 3 9
A A -26 26 26

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