Feb 3, 2019

Nacra 17 Miami WC 2019: Waterhouse & Darmanin 1st



Photos by Sailing Energy / World Sailing. In total control, that's the way to describe this regatta for Jason Waterhouse & Lisa Darmanin, without a bag of bullets the Australians target consistency and went to cover Albbrecht & De Sa in the medal, along that move they also found themselves in the favored side of the course and never let go to close their second consecutive win in Miami WC.
Medal Race Live replay poste here.

Tokyo 2020? Tita & Banti will be a thread (they need to beat Bissaro first) but we say Jason & Lisa will grab the Gold medal we envisioned for them many years ago.

Second place for Albrecht & Nicolino de Sa, the Brazilians had a great Worlds and seem to be growing confidence , aside showing excellent boat speed.

Arg representative defined for Tokyo
Third place for Lange-Carranza, the senior Arg crew has already secured their participation for Tokyo 2020, after last Worlds and on the spot Lange pressured the uprising talented Majdalani & Bosco and make them sign and agreement to let go any official internal qualification in exchange for granted economical support , shared training and a Panamericans spot... We don't agree at all with that move, and now Lange is forced no excuses to bring a medal from Tokyo, anything less will be a failure and wasted opportunities, 4 years taken out of another young crew and a chance to growth further for this campaign. Like Waterhouse & Darmanin did when Bundy was campaigning for Rio.
There was no qualy that time neither for the Australian team, but the point being how a younger crew without Olympic experience were performing up to par or better than a legend like Bundock.

If it were my decision? I would give youth Olympic gold medalists, Cittadini & Romairone on a Nacra 17 right now and put additional salt to the now nonexistent internal Arg qualy.

No one does that kind of agreement unless they have doubts on their own superiority and ability to classify on the water. We love Santi & Ceci, but we need to tell the whole story.

Mateo & Euge finished in 9th place in Miami and had a tremendous Worlds, although they will keep pushing it is not the same drive and focus both teams would had if they were battling for Arg slot for Tokyo.

Top ten final results, full list here


Pos Sail Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 M Tot
1  AUS 2 Waterhouse/Darmanin 14 1 4 8 2 4 1 4 7 4 5 8 2 50
2  BRA 10 Albrecht/Nicolino De Sá 1 7 1 4 1 3 7 DSQ 12 14 1 1 6 58
3  ARG 1 Lange/Carranza Saroli 21 6 3 1 5 UFD 3 3 8 2 3 9 8 72
4  GBR 21 Gimson/Burnet 6 2 8 7 10 1 2 9 10 9 12 5 10 79
5  AUS 377 Darmanin/Copeland 16 5 11 10 3 2 8 5 2 5 2 15 20 88
6  AUT 3 Zajac/Matz 9 8 9 3 13 5 17 2 3 1 18 7 12 89
7  ESP 70 Martinez De Lizarduy/Maslivets 2 3 6 5 16 10 6 20 14 BFD 11 3 4 100
8  USA 27 Gulari/Chafee 7 17 19 13 6 7 13 11 1 3 4 6 14 102
9  ARG 29 Majdalani/Bosco 5 10 7 17 8 16 18 12 6 10 8 4 16 119
10  USA 50 Newberry/Liebenberg 4 12 10 16 14 8 4 17 11 6 15 10 18 128

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