sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Delta Lloyd Regatta: Day 4 challenges the sailors skills + Video

Delta Lloyd Regatta: Day 4 challenges the sailors skills + Video

'Laser radial, Day 4, May 27th, Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, The Netherlands (26/30 May 2011).'    Delta Lloyd Regatta - © Sander van der Borch

Delta Lloyd Regatta day four was another challenging day for the sailors, with strong winds and rain.

The racing day started early for the Women Match racers who had to complete their qualification stage. The Group B saw some very disputed matches and tight racing. It came down to the last match to break the ties between several teams. In the end, the teams of Groeneveld (NED), Wang (CHN) and Lehtinen (FIN) are joining the top three of Group A: Echegoyen (ESP), Tunnicliffe (USA) and Roca (ESP), in the Gold group.


The RS:X men were first on and out of the water after two races sailed in 25 knots of gusty breeze and rain. Taehoon Lee (KOR) is increasing his lead on the fleet after a win and a second place. Second place overall goes to Zachary Plavsic (CAN) who takes his first victory on the last race.

The departure of Dorian van Rijsselberge (NED) and JP Tobin (NZL) from the event is creating more opportunities to sailors to access the podium. 'My Olympic selection programme does not include the Delta Lloyd Regatta' explained the Dutch, 'We decided with my coach that I would come for three days to have time to rest before going to Weymouth for Sail for Gold. It is not an easy decision but the best compromise.'

Three Olympic Gold medallists claim the podium in the Star. Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada (BRA) conserve the lead from Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson (GBR). The two Polish teams enjoyed the day's windy conditions with a race win each. Kusznierewicz/Zycki pass the German in third position and Grabowski/Lesinki (POL) are now in sixth.
'We had a nice start and good speed so could hold our position on the fleet.' explains DominiknZycki on their first race. 'We were fourth at the top mark but took the lead on the second beat and increased it to the finish. We could see today the potential of our new boat and we are satisfied.' About the conditions today, Zycki adds: 'It wasn't an easy race though. We had lots of different pressure on the course with the big clouds.'



Thierry Schmitter (NED) remains undefeated in the 2.4 with five wins. Megan Pascoe missed on a second place in the last race, passed by Andre Rademaker (NED). With the heavy conditions some boats had to retire, and with three black flag disqualifications, less than half of the fleet finished the last race.

Marit Bouwmeester (NED) has taken the lead in the Laser Radial with near perfect results in the windy races. The Dutch who is discarding a 39th place has sailed conservatively. 'With two starts under Black flag I had to be careful and not take too much risks; I know I have good speed in the breeze.' Unfortunately the black flags were costly for early leader Annalise Murphy (IRL) who collects two penalties and fall to the 19th position, and Gintare Scheidt (LTU) now in 14th place.

Tina Mihelic (CRO) sailed conservatively in today's windy races posting a ninth and a fourth to hang narrowly into second position, one point from Xu Lijia (CHN) third.

Tom Slingsby (AUS) keeps the lead in the Laser.

'I am very happy, in the first race I had a good start and a good lead. In the second race there was a big cloud but I didn't go far enough so I could have gained more. It is very windy and tricky, you had to go for the clouds. It is nice to be in the lead, but I have lots of guys right on my heel. Tomorrow, I have to keep my head on and have a good day.'

Bruno Fontes (BRA) conserving his second position. A 49th collected in the last day send Milan Vujasinovic (CRO) to fourth. Roelof Bouwmeester (NED) takes third place.

The Heiner's father and son are competing in the Delta Lloyd regatta. While Finn Bronze medallist Roy is competing in the Star class, his son Nicholas, ranked 113th in the Laser, is progressing with a fifth position in the regatta. 'My objective was to qualify for the Gold fleet and fifth Dutch to get a ticket for the World's in Perth. I am very happy with the way I go here, this is my best results ever!'

In the Women’s 470 Lisa Westerhof and Lobke Berkhout (NED) have taken the lead after double bullets today.
The Dutch girls, on seven points, leapfrog day two leaders Fernanda Oliveira and Ana Luiza Barbachan (BRA) who struggled in today’s blustery conditions. Their 7-10 has seen them slip to third overall on 19 points. Ai Kondo and Wakako Tabata (JPN) finished 2-2 today, and with 16 points they are second.

Meanwhile in the Men’s 470 Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, who are currently second in the Men’s 470 ISAF Sailing World Cup Standings, enjoyed a good day with a 3-1 and end day four on 11 points.

'We had a solid day. It is good to race in the Gold fleet against all our opponents and see how we come up. We have
a big day tomorrow with more races and the medal race in the evening so we will need to keep some energy. The conditions are supposed to be windier so it should be entertaining!' explain the Australians.

The World #1 Australian pair lead early 470 leaders Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO). Day four proved to be the Croats worst day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta so far. They finished 7-4 to trail the Australians by four points. In third place on 16 points is Panagiotis Kampouridis and Papadopoulos Stathis (GRE).

Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) have closed the gap on 49er leaders Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes (GBR) to just eight points. The Australians finished 1-3-1 today compared to the Brits 3-2-3.

The British duo top the leader board on 27 points with Outteridge and Jensen in second on 35 points. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) have moved into third place at the expense of Peter Kruger Andersen and Nicolai Thorsell (DEN) who slip from second to fourth place at the close of day four.

After six races in the Women’s RS:X, Mayaan Davidovich (ISR) has a two point lead over China’s Li Ling. Davidovich, ranked #18 in the world, has 13 points after finishing 2-4 today. Ling faired better with 1-3, but it was not enough to overhaul the Israeli. However she stole second place off Jessica Crisp (AUS) whose 3-7 this afternoon gives her 17 points overall and the third podium place.

The Finn were the last fleet of the water after six hours out. Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) takes the lead in the Finn after winning the first race and placing third in the second.

'I sailed well, and I am pleased, the conditions were demanding with strong wind and unstable. The Race committee kept us waiting a long time, we are all feeling tired and freezing so it is making it harder!'

The World #1 is only three points in front of World champion, Ed Wright (GBR). A second and a third brings Brendan Casey (AUS) to third overall. Despite collecting two black flags this week, Dan Slater (NZL) adds a victory to his good score. ' It was a very positive day, there was lots of different pressure but I managed to get in phased with the shifts. I took the lead on the reach and extended it on the run.'

The women match racers sailed the repechage to select the last two teams for the Gold group.

Abrahamsen (DEN) selected for the seventh place and Skudina (RUS) for the last spot after a resail involving Spithill (AUS) and Tulloch (USA).

Seedings for the Gold group: Tunnicliffe (USA), Lehtinen (FIN), Wang (CHN), Echegoyen (ESP), Goreneveld (NED), Roca (ESP), Abrahamsen (DEN) and Skudina (RUS).

groeneveld skudina delta lloyd regatta day 4 -  Delta Lloyd Regatta?nid=84021_-_©_Sander_van_der_Borch


The last two races (three for the 49er) will be sailed tomorrow in all classes. The medal races for the 470 men and women and Star will start from 6PM Saturday with the other classes and the Women Match racing finals on Sunday.
The medal races will be broadcasted live with integrated 3D tracking on the event website.

Delta Lloyd Regatta website




by Corinne Rolland-McKenzie

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=84021

7:47 PM Fri 27 May 2011 GMT






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

Click for further information on
2011 Delta Lloyd Regatta

Related News Stories:

15 Jun 2011  Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta 2011 winners
05 Jun 2011  Delta Lloyd Regatta 2011 action videos from Australian Sailing Team
01 Jun 2011  Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta 2011 underway
01 Jun 2011  Belcher and Page - Road to London 2012
31 May 2011  Canadian Zac Plavsic captures silver medal at Delta Lloyd Regatta
30 May 2011  Delta Lloyd Regatta - Wright wins Finn gold
30 May 2011  World Sailing Cup Delta Lloyd Regatta - Aussies five medals + Video
30 May 2011  Delta Lloyd Regatta - Dutch and Aussie's on top
30 May 2011  Delta Lloyd Regatta 2011 Team Maclaren take Bronze medal
30 May 2011  Delta Lloyd Regatta 2011 Laser Gold to Tom Slingsby
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World





































America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong


























HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team ready for action
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier
Springtime boat buyers need to take care of a few key things
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera
Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start
America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature
World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video
Rolex China Sea Race - Sailing classic returns
Les Voiles de St Barth – Fired up for battle
CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs
Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65
Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner
Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry joins America's Tall Ship fleet + Video
2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Glorious conditions prevail on final day
WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete   
Earth Day boater tips   
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's   
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell   
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata   
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete   
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event   
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website   
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!   
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale   
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design   
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager   
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature   
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall   
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in   
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences   
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco   


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.
X6XL WAS US