Please select your home edition
Edition
Sail Excchange 728x90 New

Finn Silver Cup - Brazilian claims the lead on Lake Garda

by International Finn Class Association on 10 Jul 2013
Start of race 4 - 2013 Finn Silver Cup Finn Class © http://www.finnclass.org
At the Finn Junior World Championship, three more amazing races were held on Tuesday, 9th July in a fresh morning breeze which gave the lead to 2012 Olympian from Brazil, Jorge Zarif.

The day belonged to the early risers on Lake Garda with the best wind conditions encountered in the day's first hours. At 7.00 am the boat park was already buzzing with sailors, coaches and race committee getting ready for the third day of racing. When the gun for race 3 went at 8.00 am the wind was as strong as ever with a 24 knots northerly breeze and waves.


With free pumping on the downwind legs and a triangle course, the morning was survival of the fittest. Racing was more physical than tactical with the course a one way track close to the cliff. The fastest sailors secured a place at the top and often despite an average start. In the day's first race, regatta leaders Jorge Zarif (BRA) and Jake Lilley (AUS) didn't impress at the start: the Brazilian started again in the third row while the Australian touched the pin end mark.

Nevertheless, the pair showed their great speed to gain some ground on their rivals. It was not enough though to catch up with current Junior World Champion Martin Robitaille (CAN) who took an early lead, comfortable and untouchable in the strong breeze, stretching his tall body to make the most of the upwind legs. Lilley and Zarif finished second and third behind the Canadian.


The Brazilian, on fire in the breeze, took a good start in the two last races to take the lead of the championship. Zarif took the bullet in race 4 after a dual with the Australian. In the last race Lilley crossed the line just ahead of the Brazilian, however, an earlier starboard incident between the two was settled in the Jury room with a disqualification for Lilley and another race win for Zarif.


After five races, the sailors can now discard their worst score. 2009 Junior World Champion Jorg Zarif takes the lead of the regatta from Anders Pedersen (NOR) who is in third behind the Australian Jake Lilley. Martin Robitaille is in fourth position on equal points with Peter McCoy (GBR).

After some well deserved pasta offered by the Yacht Club, and truly enjoyed by all, the sailors could take the day off at 1pm, ready for another early start scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday 10 July.

1

BRA109

Zarif Jorge, BRAJZ4, ICRJ

6,0

1

(4)

3

1

1

2

AUS 41

Lilley Jake, AUSJL12, RQYS

9,0

3

2

2

2

(dsq)

3

NOR 1

Pedersen Anders, NORAP2, DSSF

12,0

2

1

4

5

(8)

4

CAN110

Robitaille Martin, CANMR7, CVL RCYC

15,0

(7)

7

1

4

3

5

GBR 29

McCoy Peter, GBRPM40, ESSC

15,0

5

5

(10)

3

2

6

RUS 6

Kistanov Arkadiy, RUSAK48, CSK VMF 

16,0

4

3

5

(10)

4

7

ITA 213

De Luca Umberto, ITAUD1, YCT - FANTASTICA

27,0

6

(9)

8

6

7

8

GER 595

Gorgels Simon, GERSG14, DTYC

31,0

8

8

(14)

9

6

9

GER 64

Luttukus Lennart, GERLL1, SKBUE ASTG

32,0

14

(16)

6

7

5

10

POL 7

Marciniak Jakub, POLJM5, AZSPG

36,0

(18)

6

7

12

11

 

Click here for full results
Beneteau SAIL Oceanis 51 and 57 660x82 1Zhik Yachting 660x82Pacific Sailing School 660x82 1

Related Articles

Princesa Sofia Iberostar– Breeze shuffles fleet but Karpak still leads
The first race of the day was won by Hungarian, Zsombor Berecz, from Alessio Spadoni of Italy and Piotr Kula of Poland. The first race of the day was won by Hungarian, Zsombor Berecz, from Alessio Spadoni of Italy and Piotr Kula of Poland. Max Salminen of Sweden, then won the second race from Alican Kaynar, of Turkey and Ondrej Teply, of the Czech Republic.
Posted today at 5:56 pm
Princesa Sofía Iberostar – New wave of passion in Palma
Laser Radial champion Alison Young did not have the regatta she dreamed of in Rio. But she is back in the boat she loves For many of the 833 sailors racing at the opening day of what is effectively the start of the new four year Olympic cycle of European regattas brings a unique excitement.
Posted on 27 Mar
Princesa Sofia Iberostar – Karpak consistent as format test begins
A 15-20 knots in first race rose to more than 20 knots, before dropping from 15 down to five knots in the second race. Karpak got away to the best start at with a 3, 2 scoreline, leaving him at the top of the fleet, on a day when many sailors picked up wildly different scores as the wind played tricks with the fleet in the second race.
Posted on 27 Mar
Beaches NSW Optimist Championship – 181 sailors make it successful
Over the weekend of 25th and 26th March, South Lake Maquarie Amateur Sailing Club (SLMASC) hosted 181 Opti sailors. Over the weekend of 25th and 26th March, South Lake Maquarie Amateur Sailing Club (SLMASC) hosted 181 Opti sailors. Over 70 fantastic Volunteers from the club helped run a very successful championships both on and off the water. Great sponsorship was achieved through the generosity of Beaches and Rose property development at Catherine Hill Bay
Posted on 27 Mar
2018 Zhik 29er World Championship - NOR and entry open
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club today announced the release of the Notice of Race for the Zhik 29er World Championship 2018. Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club today announced the release of the Notice of Race for the Zhik 29er World Championship 2018. Eligible skippers are invited to apply for entry to this premier event.
Posted on 27 Mar
OK Dinghy World Ranking List – No change at top
European Champion, Bo Petersen (DEN) continues to lead from Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) and Greg Wilcox (NZL). For the first time in the history of the OK Dinghy World Ranking List, not only are the top three three unchanged, but the entire top 20 of the March 2017 release are unchanged from the previous release.
Posted on 23 Mar
Sydney Sailmaker winning streak continues with 12ft Skiff Port Jackson
Sydney Sailmakers (Nicholas Press and Andrew Hay) took a dominant victory in the 12ft Skiff Port Jackson Championship. Sydney Sailmakers (Nicholas Press and Andrew Hay) took a dominant victory in the 12ft Skiff Port Jackson Championship. The Sydney Flying Squadron hosted the championship in beautiful third rig conditions.
Posted on 20 Mar
Winds of change at the Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR
634 boats, 842 sailors from 53 nations will participate in the different Olympic classes, according to confirmed entries Around 700 boats will participate in this edition of the Majorcan regatta, which kicks off on Friday 24 for ORC, J80 and Dragon (with three racing days until Sunday) and on Monday 27 for Olympic Classes.
Posted on 20 Mar
18ft Skiffs - Club Champs - Race 12 - Tough fight for podium
The Smeg team successfully retained the title of Australian 18 Footers League club champions The Smeg team of Lee Knapton, Ricky Bridge and Mike McKensey successfully retained the title of Australian 18 Footers League club champions when the 12-race series concluded on Sydney Harbour today.
Posted on 19 Mar
Sabre Sailing WA State Championships - Scott wins again
The final heats of the WA Sabre State Championships were hosted at the Perth Dinghy Sailing Club on the 11th March. The final heats of the WA Sabre State Championships were hosted at the Perth Dinghy Sailing Club on the 11th March.
Posted on 18 Mar