sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : GAES Christmas Race - Evans celebrates silver success in Palamós
GAES Christmas Race - Evans celebrates silver success in Palamós


'The British Sailing Team’s Lorenzo Chiavarini and Martin Evans'    RYA

In the 2013 GAES Christmas Race, the British Sailing Team’s Martin Evans was celebrating silver success on Sunday, as the Laser sailor claimed a podium spot on the final day of racing in Palamós (22 December).

Adding to the GBR success in the Laser class, fellow British Sailing Team Podium Potential squad sailor Lorenzo Chiavarini clinched the Under 19 title, finishing fourth overall.

Evans notched up an impressive score line across the nine race series in Palamós Bay, counting four of them inside the top five – and entered Sunday’s medal race decider in third position, 18 points adrift of Spain’s Jesus Rogel Sanchez in first and only one point behind Spain’s Joaquin Blanco, in second.

Racing in superb sunshine with a South-Westerly 15-20 knots, Evans picked up from where he left off on Saturday clinching the all-important race win in front of his Spanish rival Blanco to secure the silver medal position by the narrowest of margins.

'I’m pretty happy with the silver medal – I went into the regatta with the idea that I didn’t want to finish any worse than second so I’m pleased in that respect. The Spanish sailor who won the event has been around on the international circuit for a while, and I would usually like to think I would put up a good challenge against him but he was absolutely on fire so it ended up being a battle for second in the end,' said the 21-year-old from West Mersea, Colchester.

'Heading into Sunday’s medal race, second and fifth were all separated by only two points and I basically accepted that it was going to be hard to finish first, the only way I could of done it was for me to finish first and him to finish last which just wasn’t going to happen, so with the other guys it was just a case of going out and beating them and trying to win the race.

Evans continued: 'I just treated it as a normal race, I didn’t focus on any particular sailors and as it happened it was quite a windy race, not very shifty and it turned into just a pace race which is what us Brits are the best at. I was confident coming off the line, put my head down and hiked hard and that was it really.'

Evans felt his performance amid the light winds in Palamós and at the recent Laser World Championships in Oman are a true testament to all the hard work he has put in over the past 12 months.

'It was predominantly a light wind regatta which are normally my weaker conditions but over the last year or so I have been doing a lot of work on my light wind sailing. When it’s windy I am usually quite reliable and generally quite good and when its light I am quite inconsistent so I have been working hard to try and even it out a little - so it’s definitely nice to see with this result and my result at the Worlds that all my training and hard work is starting to pay off.'

The British Sailing Team’s Lorenzo Chiavarini fourth place finish in the medal race was enough to see him clinch the Under 19 title and fourth overall in front of fellow Brit Jack Wetherell who finished sixth.

In the 470 Women’s event, Amy Seabright-Anna Carpenter topped the leaderboard heading into the medal race however after a disappointing 10th place finish the GBR duo slipped to fifth overall missing out on the podium by three points. Anna Burnett-Flora Stewart rounded their regatta off in eighth.

49er sailors Nic Asher-Fynn Sterritt and John Pink-Stuart Bithell finished their Christmas Race in sixth and 10th respectively.

Meanwhile in the Youth Racing classes, GBR sailors Max Clapp-Joseph Burns clinched event honours in the 420 class while Mimi El-khazindar-Ben Batten took the bronze medal position in the 29er event.

Event website
British Sailing Team website


by Matt Carter

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=117820

5:45 PM Mon 23 Dec 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World















2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight




























Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan








Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match
Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature
America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club
Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on
Cork OCR - Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrap up
J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier
International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos
SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video   
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes   
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia   
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'   
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record   
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014   
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing   
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team   
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3   
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature   
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3   
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.   
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson   
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   


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