District 15  Regatta Report

Mon Apr 4th, 2011 through Sat Apr 9th, 2011

Leaders Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson. Photo by Jesus Renedo.

Leaders Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson. Photo by Jesus Renedo.

42nd Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre

 

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Final results for ten races plus the medal race at Mallorca, Spain.

First day report from the event:
The 42 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre, third event in the ISAF Sailing World Cup, started on Monday in Palma with gruelling conditions, sun and clear blue sky. The 49ers and Star races were delayed waiting for the wind to ease.

After a postponement, the Star fleet completed the two scheduled races in challenging conditions. Double Gold medallists and current World Champions, Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson (GBR) are making a successful come back to the competition after a long break with two bullets claimed in a fleet packed with medallists and world champions. The top five share a total of 15 Olympic medals including seven Golds collected in the Star and Finn classes. Second to fifth place are taken by Kusznierewicz and Zycki (POL), Scheidt and Prada (BRA), Grael and Ferreira (BRA) and Loof with Salminen (SWE.

Second day report:
The second day of racing in Palma offered tricky conditions with moderate and shifty winds. Today's races were sailed in opposite wind directions, with the remaining North-Easterly opening the day but replaced in the afternoon by the expected sea breeze. Conditions averaged 10 knots all day. Mateusz Kusznierewicz and Dominik Zycki (POL) won the first race and claimed the lead in the Star in front of Percy/Simpson (GBR) and Scheidt/Prada (BRA). The Italian team of Diego Negri and Enrico Voltolini (ITA) won the second race to place fifth overall.

Third day report:
The change of wind from the North-Easterly to the sea breeze that occurred early afternoon, created upsets in the racing schedule. The Star's fifth race was abandoned in the morning but was completed in the afternoon.

Fourth day report:
With light and shifty conditions today and two more races on Friday, the top ten places for the medal race are not a done deal yet. Olympic Gold medalists Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson (GBR) are increasing their lead in the Star class after winning a race. New faces are coming to the top with Andrew Campbell / Ian Coleman (USA) in second and Diego Negri / Enrico Voltolini (ITA) third.

"There was very little wind out there today, it was pretty hard going. We didn’t feel we got it right today, but somehow we seemed to still have a good day. We were not very lucky out on the course, but we fought back really hard and are pretty pleased to have extended our lead." says Percy.

Fifth day report: 2011 Trofeo Princesa Sofia MAPFRE title for Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson in the Star.
For Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson, the Medal race will be a formality! The Gold medallists have sailed to consistent results in a talented fleet and have acquired such a lead that they are assured of Gold in the event. "Weve had a good week and things have gone well but it was kind of one of those times where things worked out and some of our rivals didnt have good weeks. The result shows us to be a little bit further ahead than maybe we are, but still were really happy. Its nice to win an event after such a long time away." explains Percy.

However, the fight will remain for the five following teams all eligible for a podium tomorrow. Diego Negri and Torben Grael's team have remained in second and third. It wasn't a dream day for Marazzi and de Maria (SUI) who took a penalty on the start of the day's first race and broke their mast in the second.

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With victory going to Percy and Simpson (GBR) on the penultimate racing day, the battle on the Star medal race was for Silver and Bronze. Robert Stanjeck and Frithjof Kleen (GER) got to their best placing in the event to win second overall on equal points with Torben Grael /Marcelo Feirrera (BRA) and Diego Negri /Enrico Voltolini (ITA).


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Medal Total
1 Skandia Clarks Citroen   Iain Percy   Andrew Simpson   GBR- 8371   SO   1.0 1.0 2.0 11.0 3.0 16.0 1.0 10.0 6.0 3.0 4 42
2 Audi Sailing Team Germany   Robert Stanjek   Frithjof Kleen   GER- 8340   BF   2.0 40.0 [OCS] 11.0 6.0 22.0 5.0 12.0 6.0 8.0 1.0 6 79
3 BRA-8397   Torben Grael   Marcelo Ferreira   BRA- 8397   Gua   4.0 5.0 13.0 2.0 9.0 33.0 6.0 12.0 2.0 15.0 12 79
4 ITA-8266   Negri Diego   Enrico Voltolini   ITA- 8266   VE   7.0 9.0 8.0 1.0 11.0 25.0 5.0 1.0 9.0 14.0 14 79
5 Mercedes Benz   Mateusz Kusznierewicz   Dominik Zycki   POL- 8417   ISOL   5.0 3.0 1.0 3.0 31.0 37.0 16.0 14.0 3.0 2.0 8 86
6 US Sailing Team Alphagraphics   Andrew Campbell   Ian Coleman   USA- 8423   SDB   12.0 4.0 20.0 4.0 6.0 1.0 3.0 9.0 17.0 18.0 16 90
7 Pantaenius   Guillaume Florent   Pascal Rambeau   FRA- 8270   VF   13.0 8.0 10.0 19.0 40.0 [DNF] 3.0 8.0 15.0 4.0 13.0 2 96
8 BRA-8255   Robert Scheidt   Bruno Prada   BRA- 8255   GuB   3.0 6.0 4.0 5.0 19.0 15.0 4.0 21.0 15.0 40.0 [DNC] 10 102
9 Laria Aniene   Francesco Bruni   Leone Rocca   ITA- 8399   Pal   17.0 16.0 3.0 14.0 2.0 28.0 18.0 13.0 20.0 11.0 18 132
10 GER-8426   Alexander Schlonski   Matthias Bohn   GER- 8426   Lub   16.0 7.0 21.0 18.0 25.0 22.0 7.0 11.0 7.0 8.0 20 138
11 Berg Propulsion   Fredrik Loof   Max Salminen   SWE- 8428   Bk   9.0 2.0 32.0 8.0 15.0 36.0 10.0 40.0 [DNC] 1.0 9.0 --- 122
12 US Sailing Team   George Szabo   Mark Strube   USA- 8434   SDB   40.0 [DNF] 40.0 [DNC] 6.0 7.0 14.0 12.0 14.0 8.0 16.0 6.0 --- 123
13 USA-8267   Mark Medelblatt   Brian Fatih   USA- 8267   TaB   40.0 [DNC] 40.0 [DNC] 5.0 10.0 1.0 17.0 11.0 19.0 12.0 10.0 --- 125
14 Sinewave HNN Digibet AU   Johannes Babendererde   Timo Jacobs   GER- 8433   Moh   23.0 40.0 [OCS] 14.0 12.0 18.0 4.0 34.0 2.0 18.0 7.0 --- 132
15 UBS   Flavio Marazzi   Enrico De Maria   SUI- 8364   TB   6.0 40.0 [OCS] 7.0 16.0 5.0 13.0 2.0 5.0 40.0 [OCS] 40.0 [DNF] --- 134
16 US Sailing Team Alphagraphic   Andy Horton   James Lyne   USA- 8396   NB   19.0 12.0 16.0 17.0 10.0 29.0 21.0 35.0 5.0 5.0 --- 134
17 UKR-8241   Arthur Anosov   Vitalii Kushnir   UKR- 8241   SL   15.0 19.0 18.0 27.0 32.0 10.0 9.0 3.0 19.0 27.0 --- 147
18 GRE-8296   Emilios Papathanasiou   Alexandros Dragoutsis   GRE- 8296   GR   8.0 22.0 17.0 15.0 13.0 30.0 15.0 23.0 32.0 4.0 --- 147
19 Transmer Assurance   Xavier Rohart   Pierre Alexis Ponsot   FRA- 8237   NI   10.0 13.0 19.0 23.0 23.0 8.0 26.0 30.0 27.0 12.0 --- 161
20 Audace   Silvio Santoni   Fabio Toccoli   ITA- 8400   NG   14.0 11.0 22.0 25.0 4.0 18.0 28.0 31.0 22.0 22.0 --- 166
21 Fantastica   Nicola Celon   Edoardo Natucci   ITA- 8313     40.0 [DNF] 14.0 9.0 26.0 30.0 6.0 19.0 16.0 26.0 24.0 --- 170
22 ITA-8383   Marco Augelli   Jacopo Kuhar   ITA- 8383   FdiT   25.0 10.0 23.0 9.0 36.0 11.0 29.0 27.0 13.0 25.0 --- 172
23 ESP-7384   Fernando Garcia Lago   Jano Toro   ESP- 7384   Lar   20.0 18.0 15.0 22.0 24.0 21.0 32.0 7.0 30.0 21.0 --- 178
24 SWE-8351   Tom Lofstedt   Hakan Lundgren   SWE- 8351   RS   21.0 17.0 25.0 31.0 16.0 14.0 25.0 22.0 24.0 17.0 --- 181
25 Just A Crew   Pietro D'Ali   Nando Colaninno   ITA- 8193   Cap   24.0 20.0 26.0 30.0 7.0 26.0 13.0 26.0 40.0 [OCS] 20.0 --- 192
26 Siluro   Luca Simeone   Landolfi Vittorio   ITA- 8432   Rom   22.0 21.0 36.0 21.0 26.0 24.0 30.0 18.0 11.0 26.0 --- 199
27 Camara Municipal De Cascais   Gustavo Lima   Rubrio Basilio   POR- 8276   CP   11.0 40.0 [DNC] 28.0 20.0 12.0 27.0 20.0 34.0 25.0 23.0 --- 200
28 ESP-8209   Fernando Echavarri   Fernando Rodriguez   ESP- 8209   Lar   40.0 [DNF] 40.0 [DNC] 12.0 13.0 28.0 9.0 35.0 24.0 23.0 19.0 --- 203
29 Audi EWE   Johannes Polgar   Markus Koy   GER- 8414   Ess   40.0 [DNC] 40.0 [DNC] 34.0 33.0 8.0 7.0 17.0 36.0 10.0 30.0 --- 215
30 Team Heiner   Roy Heiner   Gert Van Der Heijden   NED- 8248   Hol   40.0 [DNF] 40.0 [DNC] 29.0 29.0 27.0 20.0 23.0 17.0 14.0 16.0 --- 215
31 Arctur   Vasyl Gureyev   Volodymyr Korotkov   UKR- 8247   Ukr   18.0 15.0 33.0 24.0 33.0 34.0 31.0 4.0 29.0 40.0 [DNC] --- 221
32 CAN-8427   Stuart Hebb   Mike Wolfs   CAN- 8427   BisB   26.0 23.0 31.0 32.0 17.0 38.0 37.0 20.0 21.0 29.0 --- 236
33 SUI-8075   Jean Pascal Chatagny   Ducommun   SUI- 8075   G   27.0 27.0 24.0 40.0 [DNC] 34.0 23.0 24.0 29.0 35.0 31.0 --- 254
34 UKR-8119   Pavlo Bondar   Dmytrenko Mykola   UKR- 8119   EUkr   40.0 [OCS] 25.0 38.0 34.0 35.0 2.0 33.0 32.0 28.0 28.0 --- 255
35 ITA-8202   Paolo Nazzaro   Matteucci Fabio   ITA- 8202   LdB   30.0 28.0 35.0 37.0 20.0 19.0 36.0 33.0 31.0 33.0 --- 265
36 SUI-7829   Michel Niklaus   Pulfer   SUI- 7829   G   29.0 24.0 30.0 28.0 21.0 40.0 [DNF] 27.0 38.0 36.0 32.0 --- 265
37 Frizzante   Christian Paucksch   Alexander Fischer Brandies   GER- 8355   Sta   28.0 26.0 37.0 35.0 29.0 35.0 22.0 25.0 34.0 34.0 --- 268
38 ITA-8290   Mario Borroi   Sergio Lambertenghi   ITA- 8290   NG   40.0 [DNC] 40.0 [DNC] 27.0 36.0 37.0 32.0 38.0 37.0 33.0 40.0 [DNC] --- 320
39 RUS-8359   Andrey Berezhnoy   Sergey Masalov   RUS- 8359   VO   40.0 [DNC] 40.0 [DNC] 39.0 40.0 [DNC] 40.0 [DNC] 31.0 40.0 [OCS] 28.0 37.0 40.0 [DNF] --- 335

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