sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : NZL Sailing Team: Kiwis start strongly in wind and waves at World Cup
NZL Sailing Team: Kiwis start strongly in wind and waves at World Cup


'470 M - Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox - 44th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Day 1'    Thom Touw ©

Wind and waves delivered exciting and challenging racing on day one as competition got underway for the NZL Sailing Team sailors in Palma de Mallorca, Spain at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, also known as Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta.

Sam Meech was New Zealand’s standout of the day placing second in his two races today in the Laser fleet, with team mate Andy Maloney also on the pace with a fifth and a third. Overall they sit third (equal) and seventh respectively in what is the largest fleet in Palma comprising around 110 sailors split into two fleets for qualifying racing.

'It was a breezy day one of the ISAF Sailing World Cup here in Palma; 20-30 knots with massive waves! Besides making some unforced mistakes, I had good pace and came away with a couple of decent results to start off the week,' says Andy Maloney.

NZL Sailing Team’s third Laser sailor Thomas Saunders also started solidly with a sixth and a 14th in his two qualifying races.

New Zealand’s new pairing in the Men’s 470, partnering 2012 Olympian helm Paul Snow-Hansen with crew Daniel Willcox also sailed strongly on day one. Their day one results, an 11th and a third, sees them also well inside the top ten in their event at the end of day one, lying seventh.

'Race 1 was in a building breeze of about 15-17 knots. We were going well but slipped a few places in the second upwind finishing 11th. It was great to line up with some of the best in the world and see how we are going,' reports Paul Snow-Hansen.

'Race 2 brought in some awesome breeze, on the upper limit of our racing. We sailed a nice race, nailing the start and keeping upright. We had some hairy moments out there but who didn't! We now have two more days of qualifications racing before we are split into gold and silver fleets.'



The 66 boat strong Finn fleet relished the gusty conditions on the bay of Palma, New Zealand represented by two sailors, both converts from the Laser class, both sitting top twelve at the end of day one.

Josh Junior placed seventh and then 26th putting him 10th overall, while Andrew Murdoch sailed away with a ninth and an 18th to hold 12th overall.

'We had 25 knots plus and large waves for the last race today... certainly learning a few things on the job! This is my first international event so a great chance to line up with the rest of the world and see what needs working on,' explains Andrew Murdoch.

'I've been here for a few days training and it's great to get racing underway.'

The six day regatta is the European opener for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Series and a major event for the world’s Olympic sailors and some minor innovations to racing’s format and scoring are being trialled by organisers.

The new scoring means that a race win is earns zero points in the low point scoring system, and a poor race result is discarded earlier at race two. The qualifying series races now have less influence, as the first race of the final series will be a carry forward race equating to the boat’s final rank (or standing) in the qualifying rounds.

Due to the strong winds there was no racing for the 49er fleet, including NZL Sailing Team’s 49er sailors Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski or the 49erFX featuring Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech. Jason Saunders and Gemma Jones, entered in the Nacra 17 mixed multihull will also be hoping to get underway tomorrow.

For event website and full results click here

ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma - New Zealand’s standings after Day 1

Finn
10th Josh Junior – 7, 26
12th Andrew Murdoch (NZL Sailing Team) – 9, 18

Laser
3rd = Sam Meech (NZL Sailing Team) - 2, 2
5th Andy Maloney (NZL Sailing Team) – 5, 3
19th Thomas Saunders – 7, 16

470 Men
7th Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox (NZL Sailing Team) – 11, 3
38th Francisco Lardies and Luke Stevenson – 20, 16

49er
Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski (NZL Sailing Team) – no racing

49erFX
Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech - no racing

Nacra 17
Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders – no racing


by Jodie Bakewell-White

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108028

10:16 PM Mon 1 Apr 2013GMT


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


Related News Stories:

29 Mar 2013  Images from Takapuna: 420 Nationals - The Endless Summer continues
29 Mar 2013  Images from Takapuna: 420 Nationals - Racing begins in light seabreeze
28 Mar 2013  Auckland Tauranga Race starts in very light winds - follow on tracker
26 Mar 2013  Images of the Auckland Cup - Day 3 - Gallery 4: Keelboats
26 Mar 2013  Images of the Auckland Cup - Day 3 - Gallery 3: Multihulls
26 Mar 2013  Images of the Auckland Cup - Day 3 - Gallery 2: Sports boats
26 Mar 2013  Images of the Auckland Cup - Day 3 - Gallery 1: The Big Boats
24 Mar 2013  Auckland Cup: Video of TeamVodafoneSailing's dismasting
24 Mar 2013  Auckland Cup: Seabreeze makes for close racing on final day
23 Mar 2013  Images of the Auckland Cup - Day 2 - Gallery 4
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,




























470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,


































AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow   
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1   
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz   
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video   
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix   
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team   
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   


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