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ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Close knit racing on day 3


'Igor Marenic CRO Men’s 470 - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao Day 3'    ISAF ©    Click Here to view large photo

On day three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao, exciting close knit racing was the dish of the day as racing ramped up. The cool front that brought strong winds the day prior passed through enabling racing to commence at 11:00 local time. Northerly breeze at 16 knots at the start time slowly dropped down to 14 knots allowing three races across all fleets to be completed.

Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie have been head and shoulders above the fleet in Qingdao winning every race so far in a convincing manner.

Jo Aleh Polly Powrie NZL Women’s 470 - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao Day 3 -  ISAF ©   Click Here to view large photo

The current Olympic and World Champions have raised the bar in the Women's 470 and hold the current Olympic and World Championship titles and after a superb year thus far have been nominated for ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year.

'I was quite surprised we were nominated but it was a really good surprise just to be nominated,' said Aleh. 'Just to read through the list, the previous winners were people we both looked up to. We're just really proud to be nominated; it's been a big year.'

Previous Kiwi winners include Sir Peter Blake, Mike Sanderson and Russell Coutts but New Zealand is yet to see a female sailor, or duo take the coveted honour.

Powrie added, 'For Jo and myself it's really good recognition for the people that have helped us along the way and the wider New Zealand sailing community as well. We get a lot of help back home and it's nice for them to be recognized as well.'

Having had a short break from racing after the 470 Worlds, the pair have seamlessly found their feet at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao.

A strong opening race win kick started their day and even penalty turns at the start of the second didn't affect their mentality as they pushed forward taking the bullet before closing their day with a fourth victory in a row.

'It's cool to get back into it,' said Aleh. 'We haven't really raced since the Worlds so it's fun to get out there. It was pretty tricky today and pretty all over the place and we've got a boat that we're not quite used to so we're dropping things at the wrong time but it's good fun.'

Huimin Feng and Lizhu Huang (CHN) Nan Zhang and Yixiao Lv (CHN) trail the New Zealanders in second and third on 13 points apiece.

Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente 2 ARG Men’s 470 - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao Day 3 -  ISAF ©   Click Here to view large photo

Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente (ARG) brought themselves within a point of early leaders Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO) with two race wins and a third.

After racing de la Fuente was delighted with how things went, 'For us the results were really good, the conditions were really tricky with the northerly and a lot of patches. It was really difficult. We've been fast and have good tactics.

'We thought it would be less windy but it's been fun racing and there's lots more to come.'

The Croatians took the days other race win and there is some daylight between the top two and China's Dongwei Wang and Daokun Deng in third.

Tonci Stipanovic CRO Laser - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao Day 3 -  ISAF ©  

Despite discarding an OCS in Race 3 Tonci Stipanovic (CRO) has moved into the overall lead in the Laser.

Stipanovic regrouped from the OCS, sailing conservatively at the start of the next two races, using his knowledge of the race track to secure a bullet and a second.

'Pavlos beat me with two first places on the opening day and I was missing some good shifts but today I was much better,' said the Croatian. 'Unfortunately I was OCS but it's okay as I'm happy with my sailing. The next two races I was a bit more careful but with good sailing and reading the shifts I was first and second. I'm very happy because the rest of the fleet didn't sail so good so I'm first and can't wait to sail again.'

Thomas Saunders NZL Laser - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao Day 3 -  ISAF ©  

Kontides dropped to third overall after a disappointing third day whilst Thomas Saunders (NZL) climbed up second, six points behind Stipanovic.

Andrew Lewis TRI Laser - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao Day 3 -  ISAF ©  

Taking the final bullet of the day was Trinidad and Tobago's Andrew Lewis who read the conditions perfectly, 'I had a good idea on the current and I knew there was a lot more pressure on the right side downwind but everyone was trying to compensate by going as far left as possible because they thought the current was going to push them more. I stayed the most right and I moved from seventh to first.

'I fought first, second, first, second with Kacper from Poland but on the second downwind I did the same thing and I'm grateful for the race win.' The victory promotes Lewis to eighth overall on 26 points.

Laser Radial - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao Day 3 -  ISAF ©   Click Here to view large photo

World number one Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR) held onto her lead in the Laser Radial with another consistent day of racing. Two seconds and a fourth gives her a five point advantage over Amelie Riou (FRA).

The day's race wins went to third place Dongshuang Wang (CHN), Viktorija Andrulyte (LTU), who sits tenth and France's Riou.

Israel's Shahar Zubari continued his good form on the third day of racing, picking up two out of three race victories.

China's Chunzhuang Liu opened the day with day with a Race 4 bullet. The Chinese sailor had to fight hard throughout the race as Michael Chen (HKG) and Yikai Huang (CHN) breathed down on him. But holding firm he took the bullet just seven seconds ahead of Chen and Huang.

Liu could not capitalise on his bright start fading in the proceeding races as Zubari's experience shone through. He beat Ricardo Santos (BRA) by a single second in Race 5 and his exceptional speed was prevalent in Race 6, taking the win by over 90 seconds.

Zubari leads on seven points, closely followed by Hong Kong's Chen and world number two Santos is third.

Peina Chen's (CHN) bright start to the competition continued on Wednesday, but she is just two points clear of Maayan Davidovich (ISR).

Both sailors took a win apiece to sit first and second whilst Hong Kong's Chan Hei was given a redress in Race 5 and 6 and is third overall.

Kamolwan Chanyim THA Laser Radial - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao Day 3 -  ISAF ©   Click Here to view large photo

Sime Fantela Igor Marenic CRO Men’s 470 - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao Day 3 -  ISAF ©   Click Here to view large photo

Laser Fleet - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao Day 3 -  ISAF ©  

 470 - Men - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

Total

Net

1

CRO

Sime Fantela

Igor Marenic

1

3

1

3

8.00

8.00

2

ARG

Lucas Calabrese

Juan de la Fuente

4

1

3

1

9.00

9.00

3

CHN

weidong wang

daokun deng

3

8

2

4

17.00

17.00

4

NZL

Paul Snow-Hansen

Daniel Willcox

6

6.5

4

2

18.50

18.50

5

CHN

hao lan

chao wang

2

2

11

5

20.00

20.00

6

CHN

yong chen

youjian wen

7

4

5

10

26.00

26.00

7

CHN

Mingcheng Ding

Xiaojing Li

5

11

6

7

29.00

29.00

8

CHN

liangdao weng

qiaowen lin

8

6.5

7

9

30.50

30.50

9

PHI

ridgely balladares

rommel chavez

9

9

10

8

36.00

36.00

10

MAS

KU ANAS ANAS

MOHAMMAD HAFIZZUDIN MAZELAN

14
DNF

10

8

6

38.00

38.00

11

RSA

Asenathi Jim

Roger Hudson

14
DNC

5

9

11

39.00

39.00

12

CHN

yuhao liu

zixuan shao

14
DNC

12

12

12

50.00

50.00

13

CHN

a kang li

xingzheng wang

14
DNC

13

13

13

53.00

53.00

 470 - Women - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

Total

Net

1

NZL

Jo Aleh

Polly Powrie

1

1

1

1

4.00

4.00

2

CHN

Hui Feng

Lizhu Huang

2

5

3

3

13.00

13.00

3

CHN

Nan Shanghai

Xue Li

3

4

4

2

13.00

13.00

4

CHN

qian fu

liyun liu

9
DNC

2

2

5

18.00

18.00

5

CHN

shengnan ni

changmei li

5

3

5

6

19.00

19.00

6

SIN

Dawn Xiaodan LIU

Joan Poh Xue Hua

6

8

6

4

24.00

24.00

7

CHN

Mingyue Liu

Huali Zhu

4

7

8

8

27.00

27.00

8

MAS

Khairunnisa Mohd Afendy

Norashikin Mohd Sayed

7

6

7

7

27.00

27.00

 Laser - Men - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

Total

Net

1

CRO

Tonci Stipanovic

2

3

(19)
OCS

1

2

27.00

8.00

2

NZL

Thomas Saunders

4

6

1

(8)

3

22.00

14.00

3

CYP

Pavlos Kontides

1

1

8

5

(9)

24.00

15.00

4

POR

Gustavo Lima

6

2

3
DPI

(12)
DPI

5
DPI

28.00

16.00

5

POL

Kacper Zieminski

3

4

4

(9)

5

25.00

16.00

6

AUS

Jeremy O'Connell

(10)

5

3

3

8

29.00

19.00

7

CHN

Huichao Chen

5

7

(9)

6

6

33.00

24.00

8

TRI

Andrew Lewis

8

(11)

10

7

1

37.00

26.00

9

CHN

yulong qiu

(14)

12

5

2

7

40.00

26.00

10

CHN

NING ZHAO

7

8

7

(12)

10

44.00

32.00

11

MAS

Khairunnisa Mohd Afendy

9

9

6

(14)

11

49.00

35.00

12

CHN

huaxiang lai

13

(19)
DNC

12

4

13

61.00

42.00

13

CHN

hongjun wang

15

(19)
DNF

11

10

14

69.00

50.00

14

IND

Jasveer Singh

13
DPI

11
DPI

14

13

(16)

67.00

51.00

15

IND

gajender singh

12
DPI

14
DPI

13

(15)

12

66.00

51.00

16

CHN

jiaxin li

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNF

18

15

90.00

71.00

17

CHN

yi zheng

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNF

16

18

91.00

72.00

18

CHN

junzhe zou

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNF

17

17

91.00

72.00

 Laser Radial - Women - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

Total

Net

1

BLR

Tatiana Drozdovskaya

1

2

2

(4)

2

11.00

7.00

2

FRA

Amélie Riou

3

3

5

(8)

1

20.00

12.00

3

CHN

Dong Zheng

7

1

1

5

(10)

24.00

14.00

4

AUS

Ashley Stoddart

2

5

4

(9)

6

26.00

17.00

5

FRA

Mathilde de Kerangat

(8)

4

3

6

4

25.00

17.00

6

POL

Paulina Czubachowska

(9)

7

6

2

8

32.00

23.00

7

FRA

Marie BOLOU

6

(8)

7

3

7

31.00

23.00

8

RUS

Svetlana Shnitko

5

6

9

(13)

9

42.00

29.00

9

NZL

Susannah Pyatt

10

9

10

(12)

3

44.00

32.00

10

LTU

Viktorija Andrulyte

(14)

14

8

1

12

49.00

35.00

11

MAS

Nurul Elia Anuar

(21)
DNF

21
DNS

11

10

5

68.00

47.00

12

THA

Kamolwan Chanyim

(16)

16

13

7

11

63.00

47.00

13

BRA

Fernanda Decnop

11

12

(14)

11

14

62.00

48.00

14

LTU

Milda Eidukeviciute

12

11

12

(16)

13

64.00

48.00

15

CHN

Lijia Xu

4

10

(21)
DNC

21
DNC

21
DNC

77.00

56.00

16

NZL

Laura Lowther

13

13

(17)

14

17

74.00

57.00

17

AUS

Caitlin Davies

15

15

(21)
OCS

15

16

82.00

61.00

18

MAS

Rufina hong mui Tan

17

(21)
DNF

15

17

15

85.00

64.00

19

MAS

khairunneeta Mohd Afendy

(21)
DNF

21
DNS

16

18

21
DNF

97.00

76.00

20

CHN

wanting liu

(21)
DNF

21
DNS

21
DNF

19

18

100.00

79.00

 RS:X - Men - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

Total

Net

1

ISR

Shahar Zubari

2

1

2

(6)

1

1

13.00

7.00

2

HKG

Cheng Chun Leung Michael

(4)

2

1

2

3

3

15.00

11.00

3

BRA

Ricardo Santos

1

3

(4)

4

2

4

18.00

14.00

4

HKG

Ho Tsun Leung

3

4

3

5

(11)

2

28.00

17.00

5

HKG

Gabriel Angelo Brettell

5

6

5

7

10

(13)

46.00

33.00

6

CHN

mengfan gao

6

8

9

(11)

5

5

44.00

33.00

7

MEX

David Mier y Teran

7

7

6

(13)

7

7

47.00

34.00

8

CHN

yikai huang

(15)

12

7

3

4

9

50.00

35.00

9

CHN

Bing Ye

9

(10)

8

8

6

10

51.00

41.00

10

CHN

Chunzhuang Liu

10

9

(12)

1

12

11

55.00

43.00

11

CHN

chaoli zeng

14

5

11

15

8

(17)

70.00

53.00

12

CHN

xueling jin

8

11

13

14

(16)

12

74.00

58.00

13

CHN

zhi chao zhang

16

(19)
DNC

19
DNF

9

9

6

78.00

59.00

14

CHN

guoxing chen

13

13

10

10

(17)

15

78.00

61.00

15

CHN

jie yang

12

14

14

12

(15)

14

81.00

66.00

16

CHN

feng fu

11

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

17

14

8

88.00

69.00

17

CHN

wei li

17

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

16

13

16

100.00

81.00

18

CHN

jiamao wu

18

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNF

18

18

111.00

92.00

RS:X - Women - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

Total

Net

1

CHN

pei na chen

2

2

2

1

(6)

4

17.00

11.00

2

ISR

Maayan Davidovich

(13)

1

1

7

1

3

26.00

13.00

3

HKG

Hei Man Hayley Victoria Chan

(6)

3

6

3

1
RDG

3.8
RDG

22.80

16.80

4

CHN

JIAHUI WU

1

6

5

5

(13)

1

31.00

18.00

5

CHN

Qiaoshan Weng

4

8

(9)

8

2

5

36.00

27.00

6

CHN

man jia zheng

5

4

3

(14)

10

6

42.00

28.00

7

BRA

Patricia Freitas

9

5

7

2

(17)
RET

9

49.00

32.00

8

CHN

YUNXIU LU

12

7

11

(13)

3

2

48.00

35.00

9

GBR

Bryony Shaw

3

(17)
DNF

4

17
OCS

4

12

57.00

40.00

10

CHN

pei ling chen

8

(11)

8

6

11

8

52.00

41.00

11

CHN

yan jia lin

7

(17)
DNC

13

10

8

7

62.00

45.00

12

CHN

haili dai

(17)
DNF

17
DNF

14

4

7

11

70.00

53.00

13

CHN

JIAO MA

14

9

10

11

(15)

10

69.00

54.00

14

CHN

Xueling Jin

11

10

12

12

9

(13)

67.00

54.00

15

CHN

hongmei shi

10

(17)
DNF

15

9

14

14

79.00

62.00

16

CHN

xiumin zhang

(17)
DNF

17
DNC

17
DNC

17
DNF

12

17
DNC

97.00

80.00


Three races are scheduled at 12:00 local across all six fleets on Thursday 17 October with light and tricky winds forecast.


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Emirates Team New Zealand has responded to reports published in Bermuda and mainland USA, that Bermuda has been selected as venue for the 35th America's Cup. In a media release sent mid-afternoon, New Zealand time, Emirates Team NZ CEO Grant Dalton said in response to unconfirmed reports that Bermuda had won the right to host the 35th America’s Cup, that the team had not been told of a decision ... [more]  

Amidst a 10% growth report on having issued over 9000 certificates worldwide in 2014, the recent Annual General Meeting of the Offshore Racing Congress is pleased to announces numerous improvements approved for use in the ORC Rules and policies for 2015. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Leg 2. Team Alvimedica’s OBR Amory Ross reports on the Leg 2 start and progress. Well, now we know what it feels like to be shot from of a cannon! That was utter insanity. When the gun went I think there was almost no wind at all—two knots or something—but as we slowly crept out from under the shadow of Table Mountain it changed drastically. ... [more]  

The start of Leg 2 offered all the wind conditions you could want. I will not lie: I was pretty nervous to begin leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race (Mom called it ‘Stage Fright’); I think the whole team was pretty nervous. Here we are, having confidently completed the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race—after 27 days at sea! ... [more]  

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be 'an experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. Some of the world’s top Men’s and Women’s 470 teams will make up the individual fleets with some excellent racing on the cards. ... [more]  

After finishing third in the annual RC44 match race championships, Team Nika seem to have got a taste for the podium. It was a tough day on the water for the start of fleet racing at the RC44 Oman Cup, with many teams struggling for consistency. ... [more]  

St Barth Cata Cup 2014 - Game on! by Dominique Ladouceur
The boats are ready and the sailors have all had a chance to test their catamarans in a very rigorous St-John Bay. The conditions will be windy at the start of this seventh edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup. Sailors will be facing winds from the west at 18 knots with gusts at 22 knots on the first race day. ... [more]  

While more modifications are being mooted for the champion supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI as part of her preparation for next month’s Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race, a high-profile new member of the team was revealed on Sydney Harbour today. ... [more]  

Wild Oats XI and Audi are ready to give the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart a shot! Photos by Andrea Francolini. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms *Feature by Bob Fisher, Cape Town, South Africa
The seven competing boats in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 roughly gathered at 6pm local time (1600 Zulu) in a south-easterly wind that peaked at 30-40 knots, which had the local habit of dying away to nothing in places along the shoreline in the lee of Table Mountain. The clever skippers has sought advice from Geoff Meek, a local with a mass of experience ... [more]  

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the Emirate’s entry into the Volvo Ocean Race 2014–15, cast off on the next leg of the epic, round-the-world race on Wednesday evening hoping to complete a hat-trick of victories in the best place possible – the team’s home port of Abu Dhabi. ... [more]  

The waiting game continued on day two of the Airwaves Noumea Dream Cup PWA event, but the competitors’ patience wasn’t rewarded on this occasion as the wind remained too light for racing. A few sailors were tempted out onto the water, but apart from a few reaches of sporadic planing, the wind wasn’t enough and soon dropped back after showing promise in the early afternoon. ... [more]  

Over 600 scientists gathered in Barcelona for the second International Ocean Research Conference have this evening named the skippers in the Barcelona World Race, the first and only double-handed, round the world regatta with no stops, as scientific agents during their upcoming circumnavigation of the globe, departing from the Catalan capital on December 31st. ... [more]  

Team Alvimedica set out on the 6,125 nautical mile race to Abu Dhabi today, as they sailed out of Cape Town at the start of Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race. After a brief lap of Table Bay, with the Turkish/American boat close to the lead, it was straight into battle. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 starts at high speed in 35kt winds
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA off to gutsy leg 2 start
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Heroes and champions in Nacra 17 fleet
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Talented Finn pack all set
RC44 Oman Cup - Synergy crowned RC44 Match Race Champions
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 start - action replay video from Cape Town
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica on tour in Cape Town
15th Ambassadors Cup - Brazil claims victory
Route du Rhum - Alex Pella first ever Spanish skipper to finish first
SSL Finals 2014 - Star World Champion Stanjek to race with Olesen
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Finn fight looming on Port Phillip
Rugby man appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yachting Australia
Welcome back: Congressional Cup Joins Alpari World Match Racing Tour
18ft Skiffs: Smeg's second Red-Line run down Sydney harbour in 40kts *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race: Start Wednesday - Cyclone season awaits Leg 2 fleet
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Opening day in New Caledonia
RORC Transatlantic Race - Competitive fleet ready to race
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 Media Conference - Full replay *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind ready to race
Volvo Ocean Race: Young sailors get behind ADOR ahead of Leg 2
18fters: Getting through the 'Death Zone' in a 35kt breeze *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race: Sam Davies speaks openly about the first leg *Feature   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Exciting 49er and 49erFX action expected   
America's Cup: Significant changes made to Protocol, but issues remain *Feature   
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - the 70th   
Stoke Beer 18ft Skiff Auckland Champs: Knight Frank lead after 5 races   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - RS:X elite Abu Dhabi bound   
120 boat start line for Tasar Worlds in Busselton   
Melges 24 U.S. Nationals - Full Throttle team grabs their sixth title   
RC44 Oman Cup - Grand final showdown on the horizon   
Visit Doyle Sails New Zealand at METS 2014   
Top Kiwi Finn sailor debuts in the 2014 Star Sailors League Finals   
2014 Butler Cup - Shane Young wins match race regatta   
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from Nov 16 show *Feature   
2014 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship - Moon wind   
Australian 18ft Skiffs: 40kt winds cancel race but Witt sails + Video   
2014 Melges 24 US National Championship - Day 2 images by Joy Dunigan   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi are the Kings of Cape Town   
Volvo Ocean Race: In Port races do count *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi rules in Cape Town In Port Race   


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