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ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Solid start for 49er and 49erFX

by Ben Remocker on 1 Apr 2014
49er action on day 1 of the 45th Trofeo Princesa Sofia © Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia / Jesus Renedo http://www.trofeoprincesasofia.org/
On the opening day of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca – Trofeo Princesa Sofia, both the 49er and 49erFX managed to get in three races each. After an overcast start to the day, the clouds parted and a light sea breeze formed to allow racing to begin around noon on all courses.

The 49er sailors had the majority of the fleet stuck on land until most fleets were finished and then took to the bay of Palma in the late afternoon. For the most part, typical Palma sea breeze strategies held, with good starts and the left corner making for good results. Tomasz Januszewski (POL) commented, 'We had a good start and headed left in contention for the lead. When we came back, we ducked a couple of boats who continued left another couple of hundred meters, and by the top mark they were way ahead of us. There was more breeze out there, and we should have held out for it.'

There were occasions where teams could make the right work. With good timing on some shifts it is usually possible to put a race together, but the odds are not in your favor. Later in the day and farther up the bay the course was more even and teams were able to sail from both sides of the course.

Mattheiu Frei and Yann Rocherieux (FRA) had a great start with a 1, 2, in the Blue fleet. They started once from the pin and once from the boat with similar results, and commended the race officer for quickly cycling through the races and managing the big start line well. The Frenchmen commented that conditions were very similar in Miami, with 35 boats, so they were comfortable today. Of course, they were at the front of the fleet, where it matters much less how many are behind.

Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign (GBR) won the first race of the day by a country mile, but didn’t manage to pull off the same feat in the second one. We caught up with Dylan in between the second and third race….



After a second in the final race of the day it was Diego Botin and Pablo Turrado who lead the Yellow fleet. These two young speedsters spent the winter training in Cadiz and are ambitious for 2014.

The 49erFX were the last groups to start today, with one group heading for the Finn course and the other group sailing on the beach (49er) course. Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) started the regatta continuing on from recent form with the first win of the series. They followed that up with two second place finishes to lead the championship after the first day.



Martine and Kahena are very happy with how they’ve been sailing and clearly are very comfortable in the light to medium wind strengths. It was also interesting to note that Kahena was sent in for doping control, which is nice for everyone to see that there is monitoring in place.

Also sailing well were Sweden’s Lisa Ericson and Hanna Klinga. Sweden’s results are improving daily it seems after forming a squad around British 49er legend Paul Brotherton, who shot to coaching fame for taking ’3 blondes in a boat’ through to Gold in 2008. In both the 49er and 49erFX there are a number of teams moving up the rankings. Lisa Erikson was all smiles after two good races and one slightly further back. In only the teams second regatta together and the future is looking bright.

Half of the 49erFX fleet were sailing on the Finn course, which is a couple of miles upwind. The course was not quite as left favored as down on the skiff course, and there was significant swell that added a dimension to the racing. In light winds it was manageable for the teams, it will be interesting to see if conditions build later in the week how the 49ers fair in open water.

49er Results

 

Sail Nr.

Bow Nr.

Boat Name

Crew

Net Points

TotalPoints

1Q 

2Q 

3Q 

1

ESP 900

29

 

Diego BOTIN
Pablo TURRADO

3

7

4

1

2

2

FRA 14

6

 

Mathieu FREI
Yann ROCHERIEUX

3

19

1

2

16

3

GBR 4

5

 

Dylan FLETCHER
Alain SIGN

5

29

1

24

4

4

GBR 98

7

 

David EVANS
Edward POWYS

5

10

5

3

2

5

GBR 77

1

 

Stevie MORRISON
Chris GRUBE

5

11

3

2

6

6

FRA 144

28

 

Kevin FISCHER
Marc MALLARET

8

19

2

11

6

7

ITA 969

21

 

Stefano CHERIN
Andrea TESEI

10

44

2

8

34

8

AUT 192

17

 

Benjamin BILDSTEIN
David HUSSL

10

19

9

7

3

9

SWE 16

11

 

Carl P SYLVAN
Otto HAMEL

10

18

6

8

4

10

AUT 84

42

 

Nico Luca Marc DELLE KARTH
Nikolaus Leopold RESCH

12

24

8

4

12

11

GBR 114

27

 

Nic ASHER
Fynn STERRITT

13

33

20

12

1

12

GBR 25

12

 

James PETERS
Ed FITZGERALD

13

30

6

17

7

13

FIN 49

23

 

Lauri LEHTINEN
Miikka PENNANEN

13

21

7

6

8

14

NZL2

14

 

Marcus HANSEN
Josh POREBSKI

14

37

13

23

1

15

GER 12

8

 

Erik HEIL
Thomas PLOESSEL

15

36

21

6

9

16

JPN 81

10

 

Yukio MAKINO
Kenji TAKAHASHI

16

34

18

13

3

17

NZL 1

41

 

Peter BURLING
Blair TUKE

17

46

16

1

29

18

POR 27

34

 

Jorge LIMA
Jose COSTA

17

40

23

4

13

19

CRO 13

9

 

Pavle KOSTOV
Petar CUPAC

17

35

18

12

5

20

ITA 140

44

 

Andrea SAVIO
Alessandro SAVIO

17

36

12

5

19

 

49erFX Results

 

Sail Nr.

Bow Nr.

Boat Name

Crew

Net Points

TotalPoints

1Q 

2Q 

3Q 

1

GER 369

32

 

Ann Kristin WEDEMEYER
Pia Sophie WEDEMEYER

3

9

6

2

1

2

BRA 12

1

 

Martine SOFFIATTI GRAEL
Kahena KUNZE

3

5

1

2

2

3

DEN 136

5

 

Jena Mai HANSEN
Katja SALSKOV-IVERSEN

4

21

3

17

1

4

FRA3

11

 

Sarah STEYAERT
Julie BOSSARD

4

10

1

6

3

5

NED 5

10

 

Annemiek BEKKERING
Annette DUETZ

6

19

4

13

2

6

SWE 381

36

 

Lisa ERICSON
Hanna KLINGA

6

14

2

8

4

7

AUS 9

13

 

Olivia PRICE
Eliza SOLLY

6

20

2

4

14

8

JPN 611

39

 

Chika HATAE
Noriko OKUMA

6

24

3

3

18

9

SWE 25

23

 

Julia GROSS
Cecilia JONSSON

7

18

11

1

6

10

GER 6

9

 

Victoria JUCZOK
Anika LORENZ

7

13

4

3

6

11

SIN 33

18

 

Griselda KHNG
Sara TAN

8

14

5

6

3

12

GBR 22

4

 

Charlotte DOBSON
Sophie AINSWORTH

10

23

9

1

13

13

USA 826

37

 

Paris HENKEN
Helena SCUTT

10

21

6

11

4

14

GBR 99

15

 

Kate MACGREGOR
Katrina BEST

10

29

19

5

5

15

DEN 11

3

 

Ida Marie BAAD NIELSEN
Marie THUSGAARD OLSEN

12

21

8

4

9

16

NZL 1

8

 

Alexandra MALONEY
Molly MEECH

13

28

15

5

8

17

ESP 294

35

 

Aura MIQUEL MOLONS
Silvia ROCA MATA

16

27

9

11

7

18

ITA 747

2

 

Giulia CONTI
Francesca CLAPCICH

17

29

5

12

12

19

DEN 49

16

 

Maiken SCHUTT
Anne-Julie SCHUTT

17

31

7

14

10

20

GER 161

7

 

Tina LUTZ
Susann BEUCKE

17

33

16

9

8


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