sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 49er European and Youth World Championship Day 4 - Shifty conditions
49er European and Youth World Championship Day 4 - Shifty conditions

'49er fleet - 49er European and Youth World Championship 2012'    Elena Giolai ©

On the 49er European and Youth World Championship fourth day the thunder rumbled between the mountains as the 49ers clocked three races each for the Gold and Silver fleets on Lake Garda. Sailing out of Fraglia Vela Riva, one race was held in light conditions with an 8:30am start and the fleet sent back to shore once the rain began. After a few hours postponement, both fleets returned to their courses with better wind conditions but still lots of rain, to continue the series where two races were completed per fleet.

Tomasz Januszewski/Jacek Nowak (POL) - 49er European and Youth World Championship 2012 -  Elena Giolai ©  

The first day of the Fleet series, the sailors began with a clean slate. Tomasz Januszweski and Jacek Nowak (POL) reveled in the conditions and stayed consistent with a 2-4-3 to hold the lead in the Gold fleet. Recent 2012 Bronze medallist Allan Norregaard with new crew Anders Thomsen (DEN) sit in second overall after a 4-7-4. Norregaard and Thomsen have raised eyebrows with a unconventional form of crewing which landed them in the jury room last night. Found to be legal, Norregaard further commented after today’s racing; 'We had a really good, fun day today. We had a new technique that we’ve been practicing on before and today we got to use it. We stand on top of each other so we get the weight really far out and it seems to be working here on Lake Garda in these stable conditions. From 15-20 knots it’s been working pretty well.' It looks more like a circus act as Norregaard climbs atop Thomsen’s shoulders and both trapeze while Thomsen steers from the hull.

Allan Norregaard/Anders Thomsen (DEN) - 49er European and Youth World Championship 2012 -  Elena Giolai ©  

Anders Thomsen added, 'We had really light breeze and couldn’t use the technique this morning, but this afternoon we had 15-16 knots, gusting to 25 with the thunderclouds.' He continued that, 'One race we were leading by 500 meters and the wind disappeared, we ended up seventh; it was a bit shifty.'

Third overall are Jan Hauke Erichsen and Max Lutz (GER) with a 14-2-4, also the top Youth team. Leading the Silver fleet are Belgians Yannick Lefebvre and Matthieu Janssens.

Racing continues today. The final series will be held in Theatre style with a four-round knock-out style racing and a Grand Final series to be held on the last day with the final four boats.

Event website


by Jerelyn Biehl

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=102005

1:59 PM Thu 13 Sep 2012GMT


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







News - USA and the World





Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,












Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,














Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us   
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five   


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