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29er World Championship day 3 - Argentine teams hold top spots

'Danish female sailors Lin Ea Cenholt Christiansen and Stine Quorning - 29er Worlds - Day 3'    Matias Capizzano ©
29er World Championship - Belen Tavella and Franco Greggi will finally meet Pepe Bettini and Fernando Gwozdz on the race course for the beginning of the finals.

These two Argentine teams have been tied for the first two days of racing and both are sailing excellent regattas. Today’s tie was broken with Tavella/Greggi sailing a 1-3-1 in the final 3 races of the 9 race qualification series. Discarding their two worst races (OCS and 3) they have a 2-point lead over Bettini/Gwozdz who finished the day with a 2-2-3. Commenting on her race day, Belen Tavlla said 'we finished first in the qualifying series and we’re very happy – we hope tomorrow we will win. I think our course was easier than the other today.' Franco Greggi added; 'I’m very confident and we hope tomorrow will be a very good day.'

The conditions were quite different then the previous days with lighter wind, a little rain and confused seas left over from the previous day. Changes in conditions kept everyone on their toes, including the race committee. The wind began at 16 knots but by the end of the day, both courses had velocity drops to around 11 knots. The wind also shifted to the southeast after serving up the morning easterly for the first race.

Bettini and Gwozdz raced on the north course for today’s racing and, crew Fernando Gwozdz commented that they 'had a good day but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to win the qualification series, but it’s alright, because tomorrow a new regatta starts. We will go with everything we have.'

Argentine teams currently hold the top six positions going into the finals with Australians Byron White and Ash Rooklyn being the top foreign team. The Aussies liked the lighter conditions and sailed to a 3-4-4 putting them in seventh overall. The French team of Gael Jaffrezic/Julien Boyet who are also the top youth team, had a tough day sailing their two drop races but keeping a sixth and they stand in eighth overall. The top female team of Ida Baad Nielsen and Marie Thusgard Olsen stand in 19th overall.

Wednesday evening the sailors were treated to a talk by Santiago Lange, multi-World, Olympic champion and America’s Cup veteran who is also competing in the 29er Worlds as a crew for his son Klaus. Afterwards, a traditional Argentine asado fed the sailors who were also entertained by some authentic music and of course the Tango.

Tomorrow’s finals will have the top 25 teams in the gold fleet on the north course. The silver fleet will consist of the remaining 35 teams who will compete on the south course.

Racing continues on Thursday, January 6 with three days of the final series. The prizegiving will be held on Saturday, January 8.

puesto vela timonel / tripulante   reg_1 reg_2 reg_3 reg_4 reg_5 reg_6 reg_7 reg_8 reg_9 puntos
1 ARG 1726 BELEN TAVELLA / FRANCO GREGGI SOUTH 1-1.00 1-1.00 2-2.00 (OCS-31.00) 1-1.00 1-1.00 1-1.00 (3-3.00) 1-1.00 8
2 ARG 0002 BETTINI PEPE /GWOZDZ FERNANDO NORTH 1-1.00 1-1.00 2-2.00 (3-3.00) 1-1.00 1-1.00 2-2.00 2-2.00 (3-3.00) 10
3 ARG 1720 COSENTINO FRANCISCO /WAGMAISTER TOMAS NORTH (DNC-31.00) 2-2.00 4-4.00 1-1.00 3-3.00 2-2.00 1-1.00 (6-6.00) 1-1.00 14
4 ARG 1314 POLLITZER GONZALO /DIEZ JOSE MARIA SOUTH 2-2.00 (7-7.00) 1-1.00 1-1.00 3-3.00 2-2.00 6-6.00 2-2.00 (10-10.00) 17
5 ARG 1723 KREVISKY JUAN / LOPEZ SEGURA BILLY SOUTH 3-3.00 2-2.00 5-5.00 3-3.00 (DNC-31.00) (DNC-31.00) 4-4.00 1-1.00 3-3.00 21
6 ARG 1798 REALI ETCHART VICTORIA/TERRAB GASTON NORTH 4-4.00 3-3.00 (7-7.00) (7-7.00) 2-2.00 7-7.00 3-3.00 1-1.00 7-7.00 27
7 AUS 1535 BYRON WHITE / ASHLEN ROOKLYN SOUTH (6-6.00) 5-5.00 3-3.00 2-2.00 (6-6.00) 6-6.00 3-3.00 4-4.00 4-4.00 27
8 FRA 0009 JAFFREZIC GAEL / BLOYET JULIEN YOUTH NORTH 4-4.00 3-3.00 1-1.00 6-6.00 7-7.00 4-4.00 (11-11.00) (12-12.00) 6-6.00 31
9 ARG 0006 MARTINEZ NAHUEL / VUGDELIJA AXEL NORTH 3-3.00 6-6.00 (12-12.00) 5-5.00 8-8.00 3-3.00 6-6.00 (13-13.00) 5-5.00 36
10 USA 0005 FRASER MAXWELL / LIEBENBERG DAVID SOUTH 7-7.00 (9-9.00) 5-5.00 2-2.00 (8-8.00) 6-6.00 5-5.00 8-8.00 7-7.00 40
11 ARG 1316 SIELECKI MICAEL / OCAMPO TOMAS SOUTH 6-6.00 7-7.00 4-4.00 4-4.00 7-7.00 5-5.00 7-7.00 (13-13.00) (9-9.00) 40
12 ARG 1724 TRAVASCIO VICTORIA / SEGERS MARIO NORTH (21-21.00) 4-4.00 7-7.00 5-5.00 (11-11.00) 8-8.00 8-8.00 7-7.00 2-2.00 41
13 DEN 1732 LUBECK MADS EMIL / LUBECK CHRISTIAN PETER SOUTH 5-5.00 8-8.00 (13-13.00) 10-10.00 4-4.00 8-8.00 2-2.00 5-5.00 (12-12.00) 42
14 ARG 1799 BILLOCH GERMAN / KOCOUREK PEDRO NORTH 8-8.00 4-4.00 6-6.00 (10-10.00) 2-2.00 (14-14.00) 5-5.00 10-10.00 8-8.00 43
15 ARG 1719 BRANZ SOL / ALVAREZ GALLESIO JUAMPI NORTH (RAF-31.00) (RAF-31.00) 11-11.00 8-8.00 4-4.00 3-3.00 9-9.00 4-4.00 10-10.00 49
16 ARG 1313 AGUS BRANZ /FEDE TRAVASCIO SOUTH 8-8.00 9-9.00 3-3.00 8-8.00 (17-17.00) 9-9.00 (18-18.00) 11-11.00 2-2.00 50
17 ESP 1615 TRITTEL FLORIAN / TRITTEL LUCAS SOUTH 2-2.00 6-6.00 (DNC-31.00) 4-4.00 5-5.00 5-5.00 (16-16.00) 16-16.00 15-15.00 53
18 GBR 1702 LLOYD WILLIAMS HENRY / BATTEN SAM YOUTH NORTH (12-12.00) (14-14.00) 11-11.00 6-6.00 6-6.00 9-9.00 4-4.00 5-5.00 12-12.00 53
19 DEN 0010 BAAD IDA / OLSEN MARIE FEM NORTH 9-9.00 8-8.00 8-8.00 7-7.00 (10-10.00) (11-11.00) 7-7.00 8-8.00 9-9.00 56
20 USA 0015 TYLER MACDONALD / JAMES MOODY SOUTH (15-15.00) 10-10.00 10-10.00 11-11.00 5-5.00 7-7.00 13-13.00 (17-17.00) 5-5.00 61
21 ARG 1184 PIRAN CLARA / PELLEGRINO MARIANO NORTH (17-17.00) 5-5.00 9-9.00 14-14.00 12-12.00 (19-19.00) 12-12.00 3-3.00 11-11.00 66
22 ARG 1807 LANGE SANTIAGO / LANGE KLAUS NORTH 10-10.00 (16-16.00) 9-9.00 9-9.00 9-9.00 4-4.00 (15-15.00) 14-14.00 13-13.00 68
23 ARG 0436 AUTELLI JUAN JOSE /PINI NICOLAS SOUTH 7-7.00 13-13.00 (14-14.00) 12-12.00 9-9.00 11-11.00 (15-15.00) 12-12.00 8-8.00 72
24 ARG 1717 BAUDOINO ALEJANDRO / CUBRIA MARTIN NORTH 10-10.00 22-22.00 6-6.00 (OCS-31.00) (DNC-31.00) 10-10.00 10-10.00 11-11.00 4-4.00 73
25 ARG 1315 GOMEZ LEANDRO / VILLAMBROSA FEDERICO SOUTH (13-13.00) (15-15.00) 13-13.00 11-11.00 11-11.00 12-12.00 9-9.00 6-6.00 13-13.00 75
26 CRO 0016 FIZULIC DOMAGOJ / OSTREZ LEON NORTH 9-9.00 10-10.00 8-8.00 14-14.00 10-10.00 10-10.00 14-14.00 (19-19.00) (15-15.00) 75
27 ARG 1805 BELLOCCHIO FRAN / ZAPIOLA IGNACIO SOUTH 5-5.00 17-17.00 (20-20.00) 12-12.00 16-16.00 12-12.00 10-10.00 (22-22.00) 6-6.00 78
28 ESP 1626 RODENAS LORDA LUIS / MARTINEZ RUIZ JUAN MIGUEL SOUTH 12-12.00 11-11.00 (19-19.00) (18-18.00) 13-13.00 15-15.00 14-14.00 7-7.00 14-14.00 86
29 USA 0019 LANE KRISTEN / NOBLE MATTHEW SOUTH 11-11.00 11-11.00 12-12.00 9-9.00 (21-21.00) 13-13.00 19-19.00 (20-20.00) 11-11.00 86
30 DEN 1392 CHRISTIANSEN LIN / QUORNING STINE FEM NORTH 11-11.00 14-14.00 (DSQ-31.00) (15-15.00) 14-14.00 13-13.00 13-13.00 9-9.00 14-14.00 88
31 GBR 1754 COOPER OLLIE / POYNER JAMES YOUTH SOUTH 14-14.00 12-12.00 (21-21.00) 15-15.00 12-12.00 15-15.00 17-17.00 9-9.00 (19-19.00) 94
32 ARG 1310 COSENTINO IVAN / CHOMETOWSKI NICOLAS NORTH 13-13.00 13-13.00 10-10.00 13-13.00 14-14.00 (DNC-31.00) (22-22.00) 16-16.00 20-20.00 99
33 ARG 0590 ARIGOS JOSE MANUEL / NOE ALEJANDRO SOUTH 16-16.00 16-16.00 15-15.00 16-16.00 (17-17.00) 16-16.00 11-11.00 (19-19.00) 17-17.00 107
34 ARG 1181 VAN AVERMAETE FRANCISCO / CARRANO ALFREDO SOUTH 16-16.00 17-17.00 14-14.00 16-16.00 (23-23.00) 17-17.00 (20-20.00) 14-14.00 20-20.00 114
35 USA 0014 HENKEN STERLING / DEADY MIKE NORTH 18-18.00 12-12.00 18-18.00 13-13.00 18-18.00 (DNC-31.00) 21-21.00 (22-22.00) 18-18.00 118
36 ARG 1311 PILAR TAVELLA /OTERO MARTIN SOUTH 19-19.00 20-20.00 (23-23.00) 23-23.00 13-13.00 16-16.00 8-8.00 (DSQ-31.00) 21-21.00 120
37 GBR 1504 HAWKINS JACK / THOMAS CHRISTOPHER YOUTH NORTH 15-15.00 18-18.00 (21-21.00) 20-20.00 16-16.00 14-14.00 19-19.00 (21-21.00) 21-21.00 123
38 ARG 0433 CAZEAUX JUSTO / DE MARTIS RAFAEL NORTH (DNC-31.00) 21-21.00 18-18.00 17-17.00 15-15.00 18-18.00 18-18.00 (26-26.00) 16-16.00 123
39 USA 0841 WHITMYER DECLAN / STORCK IAN YOUTH SOUTH 18-18.00 (25-25.00) (DNC-31.00) 25-25.00 20-20.00 21-21.00 12-12.00 15-15.00 16-16.00 127
40 USA 0111 ANDREW MOLLERUS / MATT MOLLERUS YOUTH SOUTH 14-14.00 (DNC-31.00) 17-17.00 21-21.00 15-15.00 (DNC-31.00) 24-24.00 18-18.00 22-22.00 131
41 USA 0510 HENKEN PARIS / KELTER CONNOR YOUTH SOUTH (23-23.00) 19-19.00 19-19.00 19-19.00 18-18.00 19-19.00 (21-21.00) 21-21.00 18-18.00 133
42 ARG 0577 MARLENE RIQUELME ANTONETTI /FRANCO RIQUELME ANTONETTI NORTH 22-22.00 18-18.00 16-16.00 22-22.00 20-20.00 18-18.00 (23-23.00) (25-25.00) 22-22.00 138
43 ARG 1303 PEIRANO PEDRO / PEIRANO NICOLAS SOUTH (DNC-31.00) 19-19.00 20-20.00 17-17.00 19-19.00 17-17.00 (25-25.00) 24-24.00 24-24.00 140
44 ARG 0582 HORMAZABAL RENE / CANDIA AGUSTINA NORTH (DNC-31.00) (DNC-31.00) DNC-31.00 18-18.00 25-25.00 22-22.00 16-16.00 17-17.00 17-17.00 146
45 ARG 0585 FUMAGALLO EDUARDO / GIAVITTO TOMAS NORTH 20-20.00 23-23.00 17-17.00 21-21.00 22-22.00 20-20.00 (24-24.00) 23-23.00 (27-27.00) 146
46 ARG 1308 TRAVASCIO MERCEDES / GREGGI MARIANO NORTH 17-17.00 20-20.00 15-15.00 22-22.00 19-19.00 (DNC-31.00) (DNC-31.00) DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 155
47 CAN 1451 CORBEIL OLIVIER / ROBITAILLE JEAN LUC NORTH (DNC-31.00) 15-15.00 16-16.00 20-20.00 21-21.00 (DNC-31.00) DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 23-23.00 157
48 ARG 1305 ORTIZ ANA / PITTALUGA QUIQUE SOUTH (DNC-31.00) 24-24.00 24-24.00 (DNC-31.00) DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 23-23.00 10-10.00 25-25.00 168
49 ARG 0587 GAINZA DELFINA / ZAPIOLA MATIAS NORTH 24-24.00 (DNC-31.00) (DNC-31.00) 19-19.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 20-20.00 18-18.00 25-25.00 168
50 ARG 0594 IVAN CASAS HOJSAN / LUIS CASAS HOJSAN SOUTH (DNC-31.00) 26-26.00 22-22.00 24-24.00 24-24.00 23-23.00 26-26.00 25-25.00 (DNC-31.00) 170
51 ARG 0591 CONTEGRAND LAUTARO / CONTEGRAND ALEJO NORTH (DNC-31.00) (DNC-31.00) DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 22-22.00 DNC-31.00 25-25.00 20-20.00 19-19.00 179
52 SWE 0845 SOMMARLUND JOHANNA / GRIM HENRIK NORTH (DNC-31.00) (DNC-31.00) DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 17-17.00 15-15.00 24-24.00 180
53 ARG 1317 SECCHI FEDERICO /PIERRARD JAVIER SOUTH (DNC-31.00) (DNC-31.00) RAF-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 20-20.00 22-22.00 23-23.00 23-23.00 181
54 CHI 1182 CAPELLE THOMAS / MALDONADO DIEGO SOUTH (DNC-31.00) (DNC-31.00) DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 27-27.00 26-26.00 26-26.00 203
55 ARG 0435 BENOZZI NATALIA /PIERINI LUCIA FEM NORTH (DNC-31.00) (DNC-31.00) DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 24-24.00 26-26.00 205
56 ARG 0586 DASSO NICOLAS / CABELLO FEDERICO NORTH (DNC-31.00) (DNC-31.00) DNC-31.00 23-23.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 209
57 ARG 0593 NOCERINO IGNACIO / NOCERINO FEDERICO SOUTH (DNC-31.00) (DNC-31.00) DNC-31.00 26-26.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 212
58 ARG 1814 BOSCO SANTIAGO / BIAVA IGNACIO YOUTH SOUTH (DNC-31.00) (DNC-31.00) DNC-31.00 27-27.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 213
59 ARG 1307 BOZZO MARU / CONTESSI DOMINGO NORTH (DNC-31.00) (DNC-31.00) DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 217
60 ARG 1718 BONGIORNO GINO / BONGIORNO ERIC SOUTH (DNC-31.00) (DNC-31.00) DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 DNC-31.00 217



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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Since 1945 starters in the Sydney-Hobart have raced the equivalent of two circumnavigations of the world, almost 45,000 nautical miles. They have been drawn from the seven seas; they come from all corners of the world; they board boats that range from 100-feet supermaxis to boats littler larger than the Owl and the Pussycat’s. ... [more]  

2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships - The International Hansa Class Association has announced that the 2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships will be held in the Netherlands. ... [more]  

Most of the nearly 300 sailors on 216 boats in 21 classes in Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's 67th Turkey Day Regatta came to enjoy sunny sailing in mild conditions, which the weekend delivered beautifully. By tradition, the winners received turkeys, not trophies, but for a few others it was another important stopover en route to Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 Olympics. They hope. ... [more]  

Everyone was expecting a battle between Besson and Cammas. In the end, Morgan Lagravière took the Champion’s title of the seventh edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup with a near-perfect journey. The Marché U day ended with a friendly race to Public. ... [more]  

Robert Scheidt talks to us just a few days before the Nassau start of the Star Sailors League Final. How do you feel inside? I feel very calm. Myself and Bruno have tons of experience with the Star. We’ve been competing together for 10 years now. ... [more]  

The US Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) has selected Pensacola Yacht Club (PYC) to host their 2015 National Championships. This championship will be a week-long sailing spectacular on Pensacola Bay sailed by International Optimist Dinghy sailors from eight to 15 years old. ... [more]  

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, an inspirational legend
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Inspiring the next generation in the UAE
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup – Albeau completes world title hat-trick
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica pushing harder
Volvo Ocean Race – ADOR continues to inspire youth
Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA’s super fan
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Abu Dhabi Sailing Instructions published
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Italian 49erFX duo ready for action
St Barth Cata Cup day 3
Volvo Ocean Race: Racing between a Rock and a Hard Place
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 24 Nov 0700 UTC
2014 RC44 Championship Tour trophy – Video highlights
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 1930 UTC
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 0748 UTC
Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? *Feature
VX ONE Winter Series - Norris and Family earn first weekend victory
RC44 Oman Cup - Nika wins and Team Aqua clinch their fourth RC44 title
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship, Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy - Race three
Volvo Ocean Race: On board with Abu Dhabi - torn sail and where to go? *Feature
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Bermuda shines
2014 Turkey Day Regatta – Day 1   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Delphine Cousin officially world champ   
Volvo Ocean Race: A man's got to do what a man's got to do   
RC44 Championship Tour - A great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman   
Sail-World Team holds first Continental Conference at METS   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Open Formula Kiteboarding event preview   
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos *Feature   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Set to be an 'experience of a lifetime'   
America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak *Feature   
2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Challenging day + Videos   
Volvo Ocean Race: A bumpy, hard driving ride in the Southern Ocean   
EPA punts on renewable fuel standard   
Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race + Video *Feature   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Men’s title race takes a twist   
RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency hard to come by   
Volvo Ocean Race - Discomfort takes over for Team Alvimedica   
Volvo Ocean Race - Rapid change for Team SCA   
Viper 640 event at Lake Garda - 22-26th June 2015   
British Cycling grows by over 500%, can sailing do the same?   
GC32 Racing Tour 2015 - Dates and venues   


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