sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Getting ready for the 2013 Platu 25 Worlds in Portosin
Getting ready for the 2013 Platu 25 Worlds in Portosin


'Platu 25 worlds'    by Worlds Organisation and Jesus Renedo

Platu 25 Worlds is getting nearer and nearer and the International class is preparing to the 2013 top event: the World Championship in Portosin, Galicia, North Spain. After competing Worlds in Alicante in 2010, in Gmunden, Austria, in 2011 and Cala de' Medici, Italy last year, here we are back to Spain.

As Fernando Lago, Platu 25 International Class Secretary remarkes: 'Now that the Platu 25 World Championship comes back to Galicia after seven years, it is time to see the evolution of the Class in good perspective. Back then, the organization was able to put together a fleet of 83 boats, and in 2013 we are likely to be around half of that. Well, 2006 was a great success, but I say that it is even better in 2013, and much much harder.

Our sport has been seriously hit by the crisis, with sponsors vanishing or moving away, and even yacht clubs being affected. But we rely on owners who can still race a technical one design, improve their skills and have fun with a very limited budget. You will see that Portosin 2013 is not just another world championship, but the one that will show the strength of the Class in the worst times ever. And next year, off to the Côte D’Azur to enjoy the French hospitality… what else could we ask for?'

Platu 25 World Championship in Portosin, Spain -  by Worlds Organisation and Jesus Renedo  

From the 22nd to the 28th of September, crews coming from all over Europe will take part to the 2013 World Championship. Of course the most of them will be Spanish, but some boats are also expected from Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Portugal. Very competitive and strong crews will take part to the next Worlds. Among Spanish there will be many Olimpic Champions: 'Leaseplan Industrial' skipered by the Volvo Ocean Race member Gonzalo Araujo, and with the Olimpic champion Sofia Toro on board; 'Mar de Frades', World Champion in and two times on the second step of the podium, with the Olimpic Champion Antón Paz; 'Pazo de Cea', with the America's Cup Skipper Laureano Wizner; 'Bribón-Movistar' with the Olimpic Member Gustavo Martínez Doreste. And 'RedBull Racing Eyewear' with the 15 times Spanish Champion and Olimpic member Toni Rivas. Portugal won't be less so Spain and lines up 'B Douro' with the Olimpic medallist Alvaro Marinho and 'Credite EGS' with the Olimpic Alfonso Domingos.

All of them will have to face 'Euz II Monella Vagabonda' owned by Francesco Lanera and helmed by Sandro Montefusco: the Italian boat had already won two Platu 25 World Championships (in Gmunden and in Cala de' Medici) and three Italian Championships. They took part in the Italian Cup and they won all three acts, conquering the 2013 Italian Champion title.

They also conquered two previous Italian Championships in 2011 and 2012. They are from Monopoli, Puglia, and they became stronger and stronger. For sure, in Portosin they will strenuously defend the title against the Spanish payback attempts. Last year, in Cala de' Medici, an enthralling head to head between 'Euz II Monella Vagabonda' and the Spanish 'Mar de Frades' took place. And two years later, the Spanish 'GAES Mundo Marino' had to be content with the second place, behind 'Euz II Monella Vagabonda'.

Platu 25 World Championship in Portosin, Spain -  by Worlds Organisation and Jesus Renedo   Click Here to view large photo

From Italy, an other boat should take part to the Worlds in Portosin: 'Five for Fighting 3' owned by Tommaso de Bellis and helmed by Andrea Airò. That's an other very competitive crew coming from Monopoli, Puglia. It has just obtained a second place in the Italian Championship and it's getting ready to give their Italian adversaries a hard time.

From Germany three teams will take part to the Worlds: GER 231 'Kamlade' from Stade, North Germany, a very strong crew with Gordon Nickel at helm. 'Kamlade won at Newcomer Cup 2012, third place at Kiel week 2013, third place German Open. 'WikiWiki' from Brandeburg, close to Berlin with Robert Heyman at helm, it's at seventh place in the ranking overall 2012, fourth at Mai Offshore Race and sixth German Open. An other very competitive boat is GER 76 'GRÜN' from Berlin, with Jens Ahlgrimm at helm. It conquered a second place in the ranking overall 2012, a second place at Primo Cup in Monaco and a brilliant second place at Kiel Week.

Platu 25 World Championship in Portosin, Spain -  by Worlds Organisation and Jesus Renedo   Click Here to view large photo

Last eighth of August, in Santiago de Compostela the World Championship Honour Commite met. So the official celebrations started, preparing the 2013 Platu 25 World Championship in Portosin that will take place from 22nd to 28th of September. Last week all the Honour Commiteee members gatered and got a photo in the centre of the Plaza de Obradoiro, in front of the marvelleus Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. There were Alberto Núñez Feijo (Galicia Council President), Ángel Currás (Santiago de Compostela Mayor), José Ángel Rodríguez (Real Spanish Sail Federation President), Manuel Villaverde (Galicia Sail Federation President) and many others. There were also personalities linked to Santiago de Compostela, Institutional partners and sponsors, and businessman representatives. All Galicia, Santiago de Compostela and Portosin are ready for receiving crews and their families for the Platu 25 World Championship.

Platu 25 World Championship in Portosin, Spain -  by Worlds Organisation and Jesus Renedo   Click Here to view large photo


by Sabrina Bonaiti

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=113475

2:09 PM Wed 21 Aug 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World





Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,












Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,














Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us   
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five   


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 NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT