Marina Alabau , gold medal at the Olympics in London, holds the lead in the RS: X women after the second day of the International Carnival Regatta .
Again excellent sea and wind conditions, with about 15 knots from East , being able to compete all scheduled races and in most of them sailors excluding their worst result. In the RS: X Olympic gold Marina Alabau from Club Nautico de Sevilla won 2 first places in all three races and secured the first place . Excellent reaction of Ivan Pastor from the Nautical Club of Santa Pola , ranking first in the world , and who is third overall .
Canary domain in Laser class, both Joel Rodriguez in Standard, ahead of the Swedish Team, and Jesus Florez –Estrada in Radial, beating Finnish, Peruvians, Swedish and Norwegian and Luis Cabrera in 4.7, also in first place ahead of Norwegian and Finns.
The Russian team maintains hegemony in the 470 Class, the 29er class Norwegians and Germans in the Nacra 17 and Formula 18 classes. Tomorrow, Sunday, from 11 am, third and final day
With good sea and wind conditions, the International Carnival Regatta began today Friday the 21st of February, fourth and last regatta of the Gran Canaria Sail in Winter Series, with over a hundred participants and under the organization of the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria and the collaboration of the City of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Domain of the Spanish in classes RS:X Women and Laser 4.7, Russian in 470, Norwegian in the 29er class, and German in the Nacra 17 and Formula 18 classes. In Laser Standard the Swedish are first.
Tomorrow, races will start from 11 am, in the two race courses , in front of the Cathedral for the Laser Class and up to San Cristobal for the Catamarans.
Álvaro del Busto, from the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria is the new leader of the International AECIO Trophy, in which 170 participants from 5 countries and 6 regional governments are involved .
Yesterday, December 28 the second day was disputed with three tests in the Bay City. Steady northeast wind around 12 knots in the first two tests to climb to 18 knots in the third and last.
Álvaro del Busto scored a first , second and sixth in the three tests that goes into the lead with 12 points. Álvaro Valido is second , also of Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria. The best foreign remains the Finnish Elijah Odrischinsky, remaining in third place with 19 points.
Very nice Opening Ceremony of the International Aecio Trophy at the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria where President D.Oscar Bergasa addressed some warm words of welcome to the sailors of the Optimist Class.
Later they were offered a snack organized by the parents and it was a success as always.
The sailor of the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria, Santi Ceballos and Alicia Aranaz from the Real Club Náutico de Tenerife were winners of the AECIO Trophy for beginners that RCNGC organized December 21-22.
With very unequal conditions between the two days of competition, the Race Committee of the two areas had a total of 4 races (3 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday).
Regarding Group C, the sailors could make the three scheduled races, in which the sailor Santi Ceballos made some great sets ( 2 – 1 – 1 – 1). He was followed by Pablo Quintana from the Sailing School Juan Carlos I. The podium was completed with the sailor from the Real Club Náutico de Tenerife, Mario Trujillo.
In relation to the “Arco Iris” Group and with the same number of races as above, the sailor of the Real Club Náutico de Tenerife Alicia Aranaz gave no options to her rivals and won the championship with a brilliant navigation ( 1 – 3 – 2 – 1) making very good rounds during the weekend . Second one was the sailor from the Sailing School Juan Carlos I, Pablo Torres and third was Sergio Armas also from the Real Club Náutico de Tenerife.
The Canary Olympic Sailing Week – El Corte Inglés Trophy puts the final touch after four days of competition in a spectacular day of races in the bay of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with winds up to 18 knots. The participant sailors, among them medalist and Olympic diplomas, world and European champions and first-level sportspersons, clarified the final winners of the race.
The duo of the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria Onán Barreiros and Juan Curbelo were proclaimed champions in the 470 Male class after a brilliant last race. The Canarians did not do very well the first day with a 15th and 17th places, which they were able to eliminate after 10 races. From then on, they got places up to the 10th. The Germans Wagner/Baldewein and Gerz/Szymansky completed the podium.
The British Mills/Clark finish the competition with another 3 first places, having won 9 out of the 10 races disputes and prevailing over the Russians Kirliuk/Dmitrieva and the Italians Komatar/Carraro.
The Polish Jonas Stelmaszyk was the winner in Laser Standard, 3 points ahead of his biggest rival during the whole competition, the Italian Marco Gallo. The third place was for the Spanish Jesús Rogel.
The Finnish Tuula Tenkanen, world silver in 2013, was the winner in Laser Radial Female ahead of the Danish Anne Marie Rindon, who could not win because of a penalty, and the local sailor of the RCNGC, Martina Reino.
In Laser Radial Male the title was for the Spanish Kevin Cabrera, who, with three first places during the last day, overcame the also Spanish Joel Rodríguez and Francisco González, second and third places respectively.
In the new Olympic class Nacra 17 the Danish Adreasen/Christensen prevailed, with 8 points ahead the Germans Lenz/Susann, and the also Germans Sach/Bleich with 9 points.
The German crews took the podium in Catamaran F18, Shuetz/Odefey first, Friedrichsen/Kuehl second and third place for the duo Maurer/Oldenburg.
The Spanish Olympian in London 2012 Iván Pastor, from Alicante, prevailed in RS:X Male over the Dutch Badloe and the Portuguese Rodrigues, who took out of the podium the other Spanish teammate, Juanma Moreno.
The German Moana Delle confirmed her leadership during the whole competition by winning in RS:X female. The French Eugenie Ricard and the Spanish Blanca Carracedo completed the podium.
-This Sunday, the 8th of December, the champions of the 7 Olympic classes and the 2 international classes disputed in Grancanarian waters will be announced.
The third day of the XV Canary Olympic Sailing Week – El Corte Inglés Trophy, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria, offered a great show and an interesting fight of the sailors of the 7 Olympic classes and the 2 international ones which bring together first-level international sailors in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria waters.
After completed the 5 races in all the classes, eliminations have begun and the places have started to be defined for this Sunday, a thrilling day with all the titles in play.
Undoubtely, this Saturday has been till now the day with the better windy conditions, with an intensity between 8 and 12 knots southeast.
In 470 Male the last day is expected to be thrilling, since the first 3 qualified are separated only by 3 points. The Russians Chans/Goretyi are the new leaders with 24, followed by the Italians Desiderato/Trani, with 26; and from the former leaders the Germans Gerz/Szymansky, with 27 points.
Only a downfall will deprive the British Mills/Clark of winning a new competition in Gran Canaria. With 3 first places in the races disputed on Saturday and with 6 victories in 7 races in the general one, they go 12 points ahead from the second qualified, the Russians Kirliuk/Dmitrieva; and with 17 points from the Italians Komatar/Carraro, who are in the third place.
The Polish Jonasz Stelmaszyk, with 12 points in the six races disputed, is the new leader in Laser Standard, after stealing this privileged place from the Italian Marco Gallo, leader the two first days. The Lithuanian Karolis Januliones goes third.
Canarian dominance in Laser Radial
Three Canarians, Kevin Cabrera from Tenerife (14 points), Francisco González from La Palmas (15), both from the Náutico de Tenerife, and the local from the RCNGC, Joel Rodríguez (20), go first places in the qualification of Laser Radial Male and they will play hard for the title the last day, separated only by 6 points.
On the other hand, once the eliminations have been applied, the sailor of the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria Martina Reino, goes ahead in Laser Radial Female with 15 points, overtaking the Finnish Mikkola and Tenkannen in 3 and 11 points, respectively.
In RS:X Male, the Spanish Olympian in London 2012 Iván Pastor, is almost about to win the title with 7 points on his side, thanks to his excellent races up to now (1st, 3rd and 1st). The Spanish Juanma Moreno gets the second place, while the third one goes to the Portuguese Joao Rodrigues.
The German Moana Delle has also put on track her victory in RS:X Female, who, with a DNF and two first places, goes three points ahead the French Eugenie Ricard and 7 ahead the Spanish Blanca Carracedo, in the third place.
The title in Nacra 17 class will be fought by the Danish Adreasen/Christensen, who score 7 points, and by the Germans Lenz/Susann, who aspire to be winners the last day of the races with 8 points.
In F18, the duo Schuetz/Odefey go first with 10 points, followed by Raisanen/Sach, with 11, and Friedrichsen/Kuehl, third with 12 points.
The British 470 class sailor, silver medal in London 2012 Olympic Games, is one of the attractions of the XV Canary Olympic Sailing Week – El Corte Inglés Trophy, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria. She also got the gold medal together with her team mate Saskia Clark in Barcelona World Championship last year, and now she is making the most of her stay in Gran Canaria to keep on training for the next season.
Hannah perfectly knows the field of regattas in Gran Canaria, where she was world champion in Optimist in 2003 and got the same world title in 420 in 2006.
-What do you expect from your participation in the Canary Olympic Week?
-Our intention is to sail the best we can in incredible conditions. Saskia and I feel like enjoying in Gran Canaria again, where we have always obtained good results and, more importantly, we have trained and compete with guarantees.
-What do you focus on when you are in the water?
-Undoubtedly, the most important is to read the situation when sailing.
-Do you consider Gran Canaria a good place to train during winter?
-Absolutely, I’m convinced. It’s an incredible and fantastic place which meets the best conditions to train and sail during this season, when our countries are frozen (laughter). We feel very well here.
-Saskia Clark and you got the Olympic silver at home, in London, representing the British team. What will be your next challenge?
-We have to continue training to obtein a gold medal one day.