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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games- Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu

by ISAF on 19 Aug 2014
Techno 293 Boys Fleet ISAF ©
The four Techno 293 and Byte CII fleets played to a crowd of 2,000 at the Youth Olympic Games as racing commenced on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing, China.

Sailing tickets have completely sold out for the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition and with a full view of Race Area A the crowd witnessed three Techno 293 Boys and Girls races and a single Byte CII race towards the end of the day.

In a north east breeze blowing between 5-6 knots the Techno 293 completed their schedule with Francisco Saubidet Birkner (ARG) leading the boys and Lucie Pianazza (FRA) in charge in the girls.

The Byte CII fleets started the day on Race Area B with a tricky breeze making life difficult for the Race Committee. They managed to complete one race before moving to Race Area A following the windsurfers completing their schedule. Nonetheless two out of three scheduled races were completed and Pedro Correa (BRA) tops the tree in the male fleet whilst Alexandra Dahlberg (FIN) has the advantage in the girls.


Argentina's Francisco Saubidet Birkner was the stand out performer of the day in the Techno 293 fleet as he notched up two bullets and a sixth to take the lead.

Dutch racer Lars van Someren opened the day up by taking the first bullet in front of 2,000 paying spectators. With clean air in his sail he led Brazil's Daniel Pereira and never looked threatened as the race played out, 'It was quite good. At the start I was the only one who found the right shift which put me quite far ahead of everybody so the rest of the race was a sail to the finish.'

If sailing at the Youth Olympic Games wasn't an amazing experience in its own right, a sell-out spectator stand increased the 'wow factor' just a little bit more, 'It's like the first time there's a crowd in our windsurfing,' said van Someren. 'The stand is like packed full. It's a lot of fun. It's amazing. We sailed by after the race and everybody was cheering and everything. I saw my dad jumping up and down.'

Van Someren came through with a fourth in the second race but fell to tenth in the third and final race of the day. Saubidet Birkner holds top spot on eight points with Japan's Kensei Ikeda second on 12 points. Van Someren is third on 15 points.


Consistency was key on the Techno 293 race course and France's Lucie Pianazza was the steadiest performer on the track.

Pianazza leads on nine points and explained her day, 'It was a little difficult but I was second for the first race and then third and fourth. The wind is difficult to see but I think that I did the best day I could do.'

Ahead of their races the girls checked in with the crowd giving them smiles and waves and Pianazza thoroughly enjoyed playing to the spectators, 'There was a lot of people. It was wonderful and it is really great to see everyone. I sailed just in front of them and it was really good. It's a very impressive organisation and it's great with all the bonds between the sailors. There were a lot of people to see sailing and it's a very big event.'

The crowd had something to cheer about on the final race of the day as host nation sailor Linli Wu claimed the final bullet of the day. The Chinese sailor took a fourth and a seventh in the races prior and sits second overall. Russia's Mariam Sekhposyan is in third, tied on 12 points with the Chinese racer.


The biggest smile in the Girls Byte CII fleet came from Finland's Alexandra Dahberg and with good reason as well. The Finnish sailor took a pair of bullets and with a smile from ear to ear she was visibly delighted with the day, 'I did pretty well, better than I expected with two wins so I couldn't be any happier,' giggled the Finnish racer. 'It was really successful today. My speed was great and I had good tactics so it just went well together.

'Tomorrow is totally new and I am going to take everything to zero and just do my best.'

On the Youth Olympic Games Dahlberg added, 'It's been amazing; the place is amazing and the people and everything. It's a good experience. The Opening Ceremony was awesome, it was spectacular. I like that there are people all around the world in different sports. It's totally different and new experience.'

Singapore's Samantha Yom is second overall on seven points with The Netherlands Odile van Aanholt sitting third.

Pedro Correa (BRA) was strong in the light breeze and opened up the competition with a race victory. A fourth followed in the second race and he has a one point advantage over Malaysia's Asri Azman.

'It was quite difficult because we had shifty wind and light wind and the starts were not easy,' explained Correa. 'I was always in the top five in the first race and then I saw a big gust and then I went to that and got distance and then it was just stay at the front until the finish.

'I did pretty well today but I can't be happy and I need to stay focused because there are a lot more races.'

Asri Azman (MAS) took the second race victory and is a point behind in second. Peru's Angello Giuria is third overall.

Racing resumes on Tuesday 19 August at 11:00 local time with three races scheduled for the Byte CII fleets and two for the Techno 293 fleets.

The four YOG Sailing events are:

Boy's Windsurfer - Techno 293
Girl's Windsurfer - Techno 293
Boy's One Person Dinghy - Byte CII
Girl's One Persona Dinghy - Byte CII

The YOG Sailing Competition will consist of an opening series and final race. The format will be fleet racing but slalom racing may be run for the Boy's and Girl's Windsurfers if the weather conditions are suitable.

Byte Men – Overall

Pos

Nation

Sail Number

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

Total

Net

1

BRA

BRA

Pedro Luiz Marcondes Correa

1

4

5.00

5.00

2

PER

PER

Angello Giuria Farias

4

3

7.00

7.00

3

CAN

CAN

Justin Vittecoq

2

11

13.00

13.00

4

CRO

CRO

Pavle ZIVANOVIC

5

8

13.00

13.00

5

CHI

CHI

Clemente Seguel

6

7

13.00

13.00

6

POR

POR

Rodolfo Pires

16

2

18.00

18.00

7

AUS

AUS

Thomas Cunich

3

15

18.00

18.00

8

FRA

FRA

Romén Richard

14

6

20.00

20.00

9

USA

USA

Henry Marshall

9

12

21.00

21.00

10

INA

INA

Ahmad Zainuddin

12

10

22.00

22.00

11

NZL

NZL

Alastair Gifford

7

16

23.00

23.00

12

THA

THA

Apiwat Sringam

10

13

23.00

23.00

13

NED

NED

Scipio Houtman

8

18

26.00

26.00

14

HUN

HUN

Jonatan Vadnai

22

5

27.00

27.00

15

LCA

LCA

luc chevrier

13

17

30.00

30.00

16

MAS

MAS

Asri Azman

31
DSQ

1

32.00

32.00

17

SWE

SWE

Arvid Nordquist

23

9

32.00

32.00

18

BAH

BAH

Paul de Souza

11

24

35.00

35.00

19

RSA

RSA

Calvin Gibbs

15

20

35.00

35.00

20

IVB

IVB

Sam Morrell

24

14

38.00

38.00

 

Byte Women – Overall

Pos

Nation

Sail Number

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

Total

Net

1

FIN

FIN

Alexandra Dahlberg

1

1

2.00

2.00

2

SIN

SIN

Samantha JingYi Yom

2

5

7.00

7.00

3

NED

NED

Odile Van Aanholt

6

3

9.00

9.00

4

PER

PER

Jarian Brandes

3

6

9.00

9.00

5

ITA

ITA

Carolina Albano

5

7

12.00

12.00

6

DOM

DOM

Celeste Lugtmeijer

12

2

14.00

14.00

7

NOR

NOR

Caroline Sofia Rosmo

10

4

14.00

14.00

8

URU

URU

Dolores Moreira Fraschini

4

19

23.00

23.00

9

MAS

MAS

Nur Shazrin Mohamad Latif

13

13

26.00

26.00

10

UKR

UKR

Kateryna Gumenko

9

18

27.00

27.00

11

MEX

MEX

PAULA PELAYO

7

21

28.00

28.00

12

BRA

BRA

Natascha Böddener

18

10

28.00

28.00

13

AUS

AUS

Elyse Ainsworth

17

11

28.00

28.00

14

ISV

ISV

Paige Clarke

16

12

28.00

28.00

15

FRA

FRA

Louise Cervera

21

8

29.00

29.00

16

CAY

CAY

Florence Allan

8

24

32.00

32.00

17

THA

THA

Nichaporn Panmuean

15

17

32.00

32.00

18

GBR

GBR

Hanna Brant

22

14

36.00

36.00

19

CRO

CRO

Karla Savar

20

16

36.00

36.00

20

BUL

BUL

Viktoriya Hinkovska

23

15

38.00

38.00

 

Techno 293 Men – Overall

Pos

Nation

Sail Number

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

Total

Net

1

ARG

ARG

Francisco Saubidet Birkner

6

1

1

8.00

8.00

2

JPN

JPN

Kensel Ikeda

3

7

2

12.00

12.00

3

NED

NED

Lars van Someren

1

4

10

15.00

15.00

4

FRA

FRA

Tom MONNET

4

9

4

17.00

17.00

5

RUS

RUS

Maxim Tokarev

9

3

6

18.00

18.00

6

ISR

ISR

yoav omer

5

2

13

20.00

20.00

7

NZL

NZL

Finn Croft

11

6

3

20.00

20.00

8

HKG

HKG

Tsz Kit Chan

8

5

9

22.00

22.00

9

BRA

BRA

Daniel Pereira

2

14

11

27.00

27.00

10

THA

THA

Thanatip Suebyubon

10

12

5

27.00

27.00

11

ITA

ITA

Ruggero Lo Mauro

14

8

8

30.00

30.00

12

SLO

SLO

toni Vrscaj

12

13

7

32.00

32.00

13

MYA

MYA

Set Naing Aung Aung

7

19

16

42.00

42.00

14

TPE

TPE

Ting Yu Wang

15

15

12

42.00

42.00

15

ARU

ARU

Mack van den Eerenbeemt

16

10

18

44.00

44.00

16

USA

USA

Maximo Nores

18

11

15

44.00

44.00

17

VEN

VEN

Manu De La Rosa Hernandez

13

21
OCS

14

48.00

48.00

18

TUN

TUN

Safouane Mami

17

17

17

51.00

51.00

19

PUR

PUR

Lucas Miranda

19

16

19

54.00

54.00

20

SVK

SVK

Martin Beránek

20

18

20

58.00

58.00

 

Techno 293 Women – Overall

Pos

Nation

Sail Number

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

Total

Net

1

FRA

FRA

Lucie Pianazza

2

3

4

9.00

9.00

2

CHN

CHN

Linli Wu

4

7

1

12.00

12.00

3

RUS

RUS

Mariam Sekhposyan

7

2

3

12.00

12.00

4

THA

THA

Duangkamon Phongern

1

12

2

15.00

15.00

5

NED

NED

Aimee Van't Hoff

3

6

6

15.00

15.00

6

ITA

ITA

Giulia Alagna

10

1

9

20.00

20.00

7

JPN

JPN

Rina Niijima

11

4

7

22.00

22.00

8

ISR

ISR

Noy DRIHAN

9

10

5

24.00

24.00

9

PER

PER

Maria Belen Bazo

6

5

14

25.00

25.00

10

HKG

HKG

SANDY CHOI WING CHI

5

17

10

32.00

32.00

11

NZL

NZL

Coral Headey

12

18

8

38.00

38.00

12

SIN

SIN

Sue Ying Lim

19

9

11

39.00

39.00

13

POL

POL

Magdalena Majewska

8

16

16

40.00

40.00

14

LAT

LAT

Ketija Birzule

16

11

13

40.00

40.00

15

ESP

ESP

MARIA FATOU LOSADA

14

8

22
DSQ

44.00

44.00

16

TUR

TUR

Derin Gunenc

13

13

18

44.00

44.00

17

EST

EST

Brigita Villop

20

15

12

47.00

47.00

18

MEX

MEX

Mariana Aguilar Chavez Peon

17

14

17

48.00

48.00

19

ARG

ARG

Micaela Rocio Lauret

15

19

15

49.00

49.00

20

IND

IND

katya ida coelho

18

20

20

58.00

58.00


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