sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : 42 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre Finn class early lead to Scott

42 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre Finn class early lead to Scott

'42 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Finn Class'    © Jesus Renedo

The 42 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre began Monday in Palma and challenging conditions tested the Finn fleet.

20-30 knot winds tested the preparedness of the Finn fleet to the full. The wind on day one was averaging 24 knots and gusting 30 before the start of race one, though the forecast said much less.


The offshore wind meant that the waves were not very big, but very short so the boats were travelling faster than the waves This made downwind sailing quite tricky and about 18 sailors never even made it down to the start. Top Russian sailor Eduard Skornyakov (RUS) had problems with halyard lock on his mast and had to stop just after start in both races. Tomas Vika (CZE) managed to break his mast and many sailors just stopped and struggled back to the harbour.

The large entry meant that the fleet was split into two groups – yellow and blue. While yellow got away first time for race one, blue had a general recall. Giles Scott (GBR) led yellow fleet across the finish with 2007 World Champion Rafa Trujillo (ESP) close behind and then the winner in Perth last year, Jonathan Lobert (FRA) behind. In the blue fleet Tapio Nirkko (FIN) crossede ahead of 2010 world champion Ed Wright (GBR) and Pieter-Jan Postma (NED).
In the second race of the day Scott again won the yellow fleet ahead of Gasper Vincec (SLO) and Trujillo, while Postma went two better to win the blue fleet from Nirkko and Daniel Birgmark (SWE), who had picked up an OCS in race one.

After winning both races Giles Scott (GBR) took the early lead. Other race wins went to Tapio Nirkko (FIN) and Pieter-Jan Postma (NED).

Scott had been dominant in Miami on the windier days and has opened his Palma challenge in the same fashion with a double win. He said, 'The first race was pretty tight with Rafa and then in the second one I managed to get a bit of a lead out on the second beat and had quite a comfortable win, which was nice. Everyone’s turned up here and I think it’s going to be very competitive especially towards the end of the week when we go into gold fleet.'

42 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Finn Class -  © Jesus Renedo?nid=82055  

Third overall Postma has been training hard over the past few months and his results today of 3, 1 show his new direction. 'Three weeks in February and three weeks in March together with coach Stefan de Vries. We've put considerable effort into training on feeling the boat. There was a big catch up in terms of boat feel, in the light weather range. In addition, we've also done some equipment development and physically we have worked on endurance and resilience.'

'The 85 best Finn sailors in the world are here. And you hear from everyone that they have trained hard and are ready.'

The 2008 Olympic silver medalist Zach Railey sits in 19th after a 10, 9 today He said, 'In the second race I was sailing very well and happy with my speed. I was in around third or fourth on the second upwind protecting the left side at the top of the beat. This was a misread on what I thought the wind was going to do. The wind ended up shifting right another 10 degrees and with the racing so close at the top I ended up dropping to 11th. I was able to pull back a few boats before the finish getting ninth.'

Racing continues until Friday, with the medal race for the top 10 on Saturday 9th April.

Results after 2 races:

1 GBR 41 Giles SCOTT 2
2 FIN 218 Tapio NIRKKO 3
3 NED 842 Pieter-Jan POSTMA 4
4 ESP 100 Rafael TRUJILLO VILLAR 5
5 GBR 11 Ed WRIGHT 8
6 FRA 112 Lobert JONATHAN 8
7 AUS 1 Brendan CASEY 9
7 GBR 3 Ben AINSLIE 9
9 TA 117 Giorgio POGGI 12
10 FRA 29 Thomas Le BRETON 13

42 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Finn Class -  © Jesus Renedo?nid=82055  

www.finnclass.org




by Robert Deaves

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=82055

9:30 PM Mon 4 Apr 2011 GMT






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


Related News Stories:

15 Apr 2011  Ben Ainslie's hard work pays off in the Finn
12 Apr 2011  Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia medal race update from Andrew Campbell
11 Apr 2011  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Trophy day six for US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics
10 Apr 2011  Princess Sofia - Canadian Wrap-up
10 Apr 2011  Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia - Slingsby wins silver medal
10 Apr 2011  Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia - Team Tunnicliffe wins bronze
10 Apr 2011  Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Finn class medal race to Ainslie
10 Apr 2011  Princesa Sofia Trophy - Ben Ainslie overall champion in Palma
10 Apr 2011  Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Gold for Ainslie and Goodison
10 Apr 2011  Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia - Women's Match Racing final results
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World







International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA
























Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014,








2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion   
7th Annual Swim for Cystic Fibrosis to take place July 21st   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Max Ranchi   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Day 2 - It just keeps getting better   


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