Please select your home edition
Edition
Ancasta Ker 40+ 728x90

29er World Championship - Long first day in Travemuender

by Jerelyn Biehl on 24 Jul 2012
Fleet start TW Marina Könitzer http://www.travemuender-woche.com/
After a long first day on the water at the 29er World Championship, with the last of the sailors returning at 8:30pm, the results see some familiar and some new faces rising to the top. Faced with beautiful conditions, with 8-12 knots of breeze for the first two fleets and light to dying winds for the last two, the two race committees were able to knock off three races per fleet for three flights and two races in the green flight.

With results still not available at 10pm, some of the early leaders (less one green race) form the other fleets are Lucas Rual/Kevin Fischer (FRA) lead with five pts, Aussies Tom Signanto/Joel Turner eight pts; ISAF YW gold medallists Carlos Robles/Florian Trittle (ESP) 12pts. The remainder will have to be seen. The Race Committee will hold one more race for the Green fleet in the morning then reshuffle and sail the fleets again.


Australian Harry Price, sailing his first international regatta commented that he wasn’t very nervous but when asked about the conditions commented, 'sort of our stuff, a bit tricky and light.' Harry’s plan for the remainder of the week? 'Just continue to get some good results, get some experience and have a bit of fun.'

Franco Greggi, 2011 World Champion from Argentina commented that it was a 'very difficult day; we started very good and we didn’t expect to win the first race, but we continued and are happy with the day.' He and crew member Victoria Travascio scored a 1-9-3. When asked about their plan for the rest of the week, he commented 'to go race by race, don’t hit any marks, don’t hit anybody and don’t get any letters.' Good words for anyone to sail by!


Racing continues on Tuesday, July 24 with two more days of the qualifying series followed by three days of the final series. The prizegiving will be held on Saturday, July 28. 29er Worlds website

Barz Optics - Kids rangeSchaefer 2016 Ratchet Block 660x82Colligo Marine 660x82

Related Articles

Groupama Race – Finally some wind
Today is windy while 11 boats have been arrived, three have given up and five are still in the race. Today is windy while 11 boats have been arrived, three have given up and five are still in the race. ORC podium is uncertain, it depends on Boulègue Pao Prod and Kétal arrival time.
Posted today at 7:10 pm
Les Voiles de St Tropez France – Crash sequence images by Ingrid Abery
Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from crash sequence Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from crash sequence
Posted today at 7:00 pm
2017 Annapolis to Newport Race Seminar
Michael Keyworth present on his many years of offshore passage making including serving on Donnybrook as Watch Captain. After a great day at the Show, head to the AYC Clubhouse at its interim location at 12 Dock Street just outside the Boat Show to hear Keynote Speaker, Michael Keyworth present on his many years of offshore passage making including serving on Donnybrook as Watch Captain.
Posted today at 6:30 pm
Book your Wildwind Holiday now for February Half Term And Easter!
If you are thinking about joining Wildwind for February half term or Easter then it's already time to start making plans If you are thinking about joining Wildwind for the following peak season periods – February half term or Easter – then it's already time to start making plans.
Posted today at 3:47 pm
Count down to Nassau – All-Time Champions - SSL Finals
The fourth edition in Nassau will feature for the first time a full sailing festival, with junior and traditional racing The VIP skippers are invited for their sailing achievements in different classes, and the Star sailors invited are the ones in the top 12 of the 2016 SSL Rankings. Throughout the year, Star Sailors from across the world gather ranking points at events and the top performers make the trip to Nassau for the SSL Finals.
Posted today at 12:03 pm
Didac Costa to take part in Vendee Globe despite lightning damage
Dídac Costa has shown today he is absolutely determined to overcome one more obstacle on his way to the start line. The Spanish sailor Didac Costa has reaffirmed that he will be taking part in the Vendee Globe despite lightning damaging part of his boat’s electronics. His team has called for new sponsors to overcome this latest difficulty. Costa will be the fourth Spanish sailor who has attempted to complete this gruelling race
Posted today at 11:49 am
2016 J70 World Championship - Day 3
Two races were held today on Berkeley Circle for the J70 fleet. The first one was in non-planing conditions Two races were held today on Berkeley Circle for the J70 fleet. The first one was in non-planing conditions of eight - twelve knots and the second had winds of fifteen - twenty knots.
Posted today at 4:44 am
2016 Melges 32 World Championship - Newport nor'easter
There are many attractions that Newport offers for sailors around world, iconic sailing venue with rich sailing history There are many attractions that Newport offers for sailors around the world - an iconic sailing venue with a rich sailing history, great entertainment and of course, world renowned clam chowder. One unique Newport characteristic that greeted Melges 32 competitors on the first day of the 2016 Melges 32 World Championship was front edge of a strong nor'easter that brought 20-27 kt winds
Posted today at 4:07 am
Split personality conditions at Day 3 of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds
Mother Nature had some surprises in store for the 68 boats that assembled on the Berkeley Circle for third day of racing Mother Nature had some surprises in store for the 68 boats that assembled on the Berkeley Circle for the third day of racing at the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club, namely split personality conditions that tested each boat's light- and heavy-air skills, as well as their patience as conditions played tricks on racers and the Race Committee alike.
Posted today at 3:43 am
Groupama Race – The first Caledonians at Home
A beautiful performance for the kiwis on their Eliott 50. Their complete the Groupama Race in four days 10h and 24 min. A beautiful performance for the kiwis on their Eliott 50. Their complete the Groupama Race in four days 10h and 24 min after nearly 300 NM of 'Match Racing' against local sailors.
Posted on 29 Sep