Day 2 of the 2013 North American's was a light affair and the race committee did well to run 4 races. The Brazilian 49er team helmed by Fonseca had a fantastic day and built them self a solid lead. The Austrians and Swedes had good days as well and are in podium positions in the mens fleet. Here is a pic from the last race of the day with the sun reddening up the sky.
In the women's fleet, it is very tight at the top with the Brazilian team helmed by Martine Grael held on to their lead by only 1 point by virtue of winning the 7th race of the series having been tied after 6 with the Italians.
Tomorrows racing will be conclude the regatta in the theatre, using the experimental format 'First to 10' points. Our leaders take in 5 boats, but will have to score well in at least 2 races tomorrow to win the championship. For full details read about the 49er experimental formats.
Results from the event are here.
Once again, the Poland Grand Prix will offer high level racing in a fun and fan friendly format! Be sure to register early to take advantage of their great hospitality. The regatta is open to 49er class and is limited to 20 boats. There is an accomodation assured for the first 10 boats registered to the regatta and training clinigue also. For the next boats is a possibility to get a cheap accomodation in the marina, provided by organizors.
The Polish 49er Grand Prix is in Gdynia, just after YWC, August 1-4th, 2012. Come a few days early, 29-31.07.13, to participate in an organized international training clinique with a coach, before the regatta.
Poland wide media coverage already arranged providing a good chance to promote your teams' own sponsors. The regatta is one of the Baltic Grand Prix events, inter alia with Finish GP in August, as a training series for the Worlds.
There is prize money for the top three boats - 6 000 Euro in total. For those who have not attended in the past, the famous polish parties & catering will be back, and are not to be missed!
The crews vying to become the Seiko 49er European Champion have gathered in Marsala, on the western coast of Sicily. The series of races, which culminates in the crowning of a champion, runs between the 9th and 16th September 2007.
Peters and Fitzgerald are Youth World Champions
Theatre Style racing proved to be both exciting and promising. Matheiu Frei and Yann Rocherieux (FRA) sailed beautifully throughout the week and used the new format to their advantage to win the overall title. We caught up with them just across the finish line, after a quick douse of champagne, Rocherieux said, “We only made 1 mistake per day. Today it was the first race and then we said ‘no, we won’t give up” and now we won.” Second overall were Allan Norregaard and Anders Thomsen (DEN) who surprised the fleet all week with their twin trapezing technique, used even today during the Theatre Style short course. But the greatest and expert sailing of the day went to the Youth team of James Peters and Ed Fitzgerald (GBR) who finished in 3rd overall.
Peters, thrilled and a bit stunned by his performance said, “We managed to scrap through and win our group which meant we went into the top 8 and we sailed really consistently with no bad roundings or capsizing. Incredibly that meant we went into the top 4 and the Croatians had to do a 360 on the last mark and we came 3rd overall, and way surpassed our expectations so we’re really happy.” He added, “I was nervous before every single start.”
The 49er Class returns to its roots on Lake Garda this week to contest the 2012 European and Youth World Championship. Lake Garda has held numerous high profile events over the past few months, but the 49ers will be showcasing a new style of racing promising some highlights and exciting action.
Racing began on Sunday with a long distance race that spanned 9 kilometers of the Lake; a tour de Garda with varying conditions and legs of the course. After 1 hour and 20 minutes, the Alonso brothers of Spain outlasted the 63 other teams and crossed the line first followed by the Italian Savio brothers and Croatian Olympians Pavle Kostov and Petar Cupac.