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

 

Sail-World.com : 470 Junior European Championships day 4 - France dominate

470 Junior European Championships day 4 - France dominate

'Gabriel Skoczek and Achille Nebout (FRA) - 470 Junior European Championships 2011'    Christophe Favreau ©    Click Here to view large photo

470 Junior Europeans Championships are being held in Nieuwpoort Belgium. The 81 strong 470 junior fleet completed race six of the qualification series.

What a difference a day makes. The fleet woke up to a grey day and rain this morning, with little wind. But after a few hours the sun was out and a light breeze filled in to test a different set of skills and showcase new faces at the front of the fleets as they completed race six of the qualification series.

Whilst the women's division will continue to sail as one fleet throughout the Championships, for the men today was about making the cut through to the gold or silver fleets. Only the top 26 boats qualify to the gold and have a chance of going through to the top 10 medal race and even a podium finish, with the remaining 25 through to silver.

Gabriel Skoczek/Achille Nebout (FRA) gave yet another example of race domination. It was a bit close for total confidence, but they looked impressively assured as they crossed the line for a third race win.

The lighter winds opened an opportunity for Poland's Piotr Ogrodnik/Pawel Choroba, who snapped at the stern of the French all the way round the course and could have had a race win had the French made any errors. Choroba was delighted, 'We are quite a light crew and these conditions were pretty good for us. We sailed good tactics and there was a little bit of luck. This weather was better for us than yesterday and yes we would like the same tomorrow.' This outcome put them through to the gold fleet, and Ogrodnik is now hopeful that light winds forecast will return during the rest of the event andenable them to build on today's result and qualify through to the Medal Race – which if it happens will be a first time experience for them.

Speaking on their win today and the next stage of the Championships, Skoczek said, 'We wanted to win the race today and it was light winds and I prefer that. It was very close, we were four boats together and it was very concentrated. Downwind we had no speed and the guys would come back on us. It is our last year in the 470 junior events and we want to win.' At last year's Junior Europeans they were on target for a podium place, but two penalty scores left them languishing in fourteenth overall.

Simon Sivitz Kosuta and Jas Farneti (ITA) - 470 Junior European Championships 2011 -  Christophe Favreau?nid=87181 ©   Click Here to view large photo

In the other men's fleet, the Italian team of Simon Sivitz Kosuta/Jas Farnetti also delivered their third race win of the series, but in an altogether different style to the French. As they crossed the line, their margin over the result of the fleet was almost the entire last leg, and Sivitz Kosuta/Farnetti were delighted with this outcome which boosts them back up the leaderboard to fifth overall and just eight points behind the series leader. Sivitz Kosuta outlined explained today's success, 'we could see the right side was better on the first upwind and we were first to the mark, and in the first downwind we lost one position and then on the next upwind we saw that the weather had changed and we supposed that the left hand side was better and we went there. So we went round the next upwind first.' From this point they continued to extend their lead and then as they went into the reach there was more breeze, so they just screamed away, while the rest of the fleet were still beating upwind.

Relief for the 2010 420 Junior European Champions, Yoav Liev/Dan Froyliche (ISR) who qualified through to the gold fleet with just one point over Slovenia. They almost didn't make it and had to work their way up a few places in the fleet to finish ninth overall.

470 Men – Top 10 after six races
1. Gabriel SKOCZEK/Achille NEBOUT (FRA) - 8 pts
2. Kévin PEPONNET/Julien LEBRUN (FRA) - 11 pts
3. Nicklas DACKHAMMAR/Fredrik BERGSTRÖM (SWE) - 14 pts
4. Philip SPARKS/Ben GRATTON (GBR) - 14 pts
5. Simon SIVITZ KOSUTA/Jas FARNETI (ITA) - 16 pts
6. Matthew CRAWFORD/Robert CRAWFORD (AUS) - 17 pts
7. Sacha PELISSON/Nicolas ROSSI (FRA) - 26 pts
8. Louis MOYSAN/Baptiste BERTHIER (FRA) - 26 pts
9. Magnus MASILGE/Moritz KLINGENBERG (GER) - 28 pts
10. Pablo VÖLKER/Agustín CUNILL MARTINEZ (ARG) - 29 pts
470 Men Results

Victoria Jurczok and Josephine Bach (GER) - 470 Junior European Championships 2011 -  Christophe Favreau?nid=87181 ©   Click Here to view large photo

No qualification pressure for the women's division who will continue to sail as one fleet through to the Medal Race split, but it is equally important to consolidate positions as the Championship entered its halfway stage today. Today was the day for the light wind experts and that shone through with Victoria Jurczok/Josephine Bach's (GER) performance as they stormed the fleet to lead with a significant margin, matching the winning margin of the Italians in the men's division. For this pair it was very simple as Jurczok said, 'it was our conditions today and we took the shifts well. We are not slow we are fast,' before smiling, 'it is good after the last few days to have at least one first place!'

It is neck and neck in the women's fleet at the front with reigning Junior World Women's Champions Annika Bochmann/Anika Lorenz staying at the front of the pack, as they have done throughout the competition, to finish second and eradicate any points margin between themselves and Nina Keijzer/Anneloes van Veen (NED) who had their worst race yet scoring an eighth. These two teams are now on equal points, with the Dutch ahead on the tie-break countback.

Victoriya Shuvalova and Lilia Zakhryamina (RUS) - 470 Junior European Championships 2011 -  Christophe Favreau?nid=87181 ©  

Russia showed a strong performance at the front of the pack with a fourth place finish for Victoriya Shuvalova/Lilia Zakhryamina. Not that far behind were the 2010 420 Junior World Champions, Roberta Caputto/Benedetta Barbiero who clearly preferred the lighter breeze as they become more accustomed to 470 sailing and crossed the line in eleventh to move a couple of places up the leaderboard and end the day in 13th.

470 Women – Top 10 after six races
1. Nina KEIJZER/Anneloes VAN VEEN (NED) - 12 pts
2. Annika BOCHMANN/Anika LORENZ (GER) - 12 pts
3. Tina LUTZ/Susann BEUCKE (GER) - 18 pts
4. Sasha RYAN/Chelsea HALL (AUS) - 19 pts
5. Anna BURNET/Flora STEWART (GBR) - 25 pts
6. Amy SEABRIGHT/Eilidh MCINTYRE (GBR) - 29 pts
7. Anna KYSELOVA/Anastasiya KRASKO (UKR) - 31 pts
8. Victoria JURCZOK/Josephine BACH (GER) - 35 pts
9. Joanna FREEMAN/Katie TOMSETT (GBR) - 42 pts
10. Cassandre BLANDIN/Charlotte MERY (FRA) - 48 pts
470 Women Results

Racing continues tomorrow with three races planned and racing scheduled to get underway at 1230.

The 2011 470 Junior European Championships are taking together with the 2011 420 Junior European Championships in Nieuwpoort, Belgium from 7-15 August 2011.

Event Website




by International 470 Class Association

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=87181

5:18 PM Fri 12 Aug 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World

Express 27 National Championship overall + Video by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,




















America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup's Yves Carcelle dies at 66 *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










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,


PWA Alacati World Cup - Intense competition on day 3
America's Cup: 'The Doc' appointed as Commercial Commissioner
Wake Park Triple Crown - Registration open for final stop
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2 images by Stefano Gattini
Volvo Ocean Race - Two more join Dongfeng Race Team
OHPRI Teen Summer Camps make a splash
East to West: A profile of Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng
Extreme Sailing Series - First-ever Turkish team to race in Istanbul
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi
New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record
Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads
Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini
Helping boaters understand weather basics
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2
Match 40s find the surface again + Video
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
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!   


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