sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Delta Lloyd Regatta - Israelis battle for Olympic ticket + Video
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Israelis battle for Olympic ticket + Video

'Israelis dominate the first day of RSX at the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2012'    Delta Lloyd Regatta

The ISAF Sailing World Cup’s fifth of seven regattas, the Delta Lloyd Regatta, is taking place from Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th May 2012 in Medemblik.

Shahar Zubari and Nimrod Mashiah dominated in the RS:X Class on Tuesday; the first day of the 28th Delta Lloyd Regatta. The two Israeli windsurfers shared the win in the first three races under ideal sailing conditions. Zubari won the first two races and is currently at the top of the leader board, Mashiah triumphed in the last race and is in third place. The Frenchman Pierre le Coq managed to squeeze in between them.

Zubari and Mashiah are now engaged in a fierce battle to qualify for an Olympic ticket. It will be decided who goes to London in the fifth World Cup contest of the season in Medemblik. After three contests, Mashiah is the leader in the battle for selection. The Israeli is an established name in the surfing world. In 2009, he finished second in the RS:X World Championships. These were held in the water by the English town of Weymouth, where the Dutchman Dorian van Rijsselberghe is hoping to win Olympic gold in the RS:X this very summer.

The former Dutch World Champion is missing from the Delta Lloyd Regatta, following a busy programme. He is training for London. Mashiah is hoping to compete with him in August. 'Dorian is one of the major candidates to win Olympic gold, or for an Olympic medal in any case. He is one of the best surfers, but he can be beaten. It would be brilliant if I can do that in London, but first I have to get there myself.'

Zubari hopes to beat his fellow-countryman to an Olympic ticket in Medemblik. 'Last year, the Israeli league appointed four contests for the Olympic qualification, and Medemblik is the last one. That’s why we’re here. I still have a chance, but I also depend on the results of my rival. So it’s unfortunate that he won the last race. I am happy with my own performance,' says the top scorer.

For the ladies, the Norwegian Jannicke Stalstrom is at the top of the RS:X Class. On Tuesday, the number two on the World Cup leaderboard held off the Italian Flavia Tartaglini, who was top of the leaderboard. The Southern European won the last race and is two points behind on the leaderboard.

The Dutch dominated the Laser Class. Rutger van Schaardenburg won the first two races, and his training partner Roelof Bouwmeester won the third and last. Both Dutchmen are fighting for an Olympic ticket, and the Delta Lloyd Regatta will decide the winner. The other contest contributing to the decision-making is the recent World Championships. Van Schaardenburg is the best on paper, whilst Bouwmeester, who has an injury on his left forearm, has to bridge a large gap in terms of points. Van Schaardenburg is currently at the top of the leaderboard, while Bouwmeester is in fifth place.

'The Olympic battle has not yet been fought,' said Van Schaardenburg, who finished the day in tenth place in the third race. He was disappointed in his performance. 'I could have achieved a score of 100 percent in this. That’s a shame, but as a whole it was a great day. London is approaching fast.'



Delta Lloyd Regatta website


by Delta Lloyd Regatta

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=97567

8:16 AM Wed 23 May 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2011-12 ISAF Sailing World Cup

Related News Stories:

22 Jun 2012  Kiel Week - Kiteboarding makes it's Sailing World Cup debut
21 Jun 2012  Kiel Week final day glory
21 Jun 2012  ISAF Sailing World Cup Standings announced
20 Jun 2012  Kiel Week - On shore at German Sailing World Cup round
19 Jun 2012  Casey closes in on lead at Kiel Week
18 Jun 2012  Australians in top ten in three classes at Kiel Week
18 Jun 2012  Aussies in top 10 in three classes at German Sailing World Cup round
17 Jun 2012  Kiel Week now in full swing
15 Jun 2012  London 2012 Olympics - Irish sailors are 'Genuine Prospects'
13 Jun 2012  ISAF World Cup: Team Jolly on winning the Gold Medal at Weymouth
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World







International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA
























Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014,








2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion   
7th Annual Swim for Cystic Fibrosis to take place July 21st   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Max Ranchi   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Day 2 - It just keeps getting better   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT