ISCYRA  Regatta Report

Sun Apr 15th, 2012 through Thu Apr 19th, 2012

Podium photo by Leonardo Bianchi.

Podium photo by Leonardo Bianchi.

2012 European Championship

 

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Polish Crew Leading After Race One:
Day One: Strong wind (20 knots) for the first race of the Star European Championship. Many retirements, due to the particular conditions of the sea. A strong East wind, around 20 knots, has characterized Race one of the Star European Championship / Casino Cup run today at Sanremo, Italy. After a particularly difficult race, with some retirements, the first place of the standings is occupied by Poland's (Mateusz Kusznierewicz and Dominik Zycki. Second place is the Germans, Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy and third place the Swedes Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen.

Among the many sailors that are taking part in the Star European Championship, Kusznierewicz / Zycki, and Loof / Salminen, have been already qualified for the next Olympic Games. Besides them, others qualified for London 2012 are the Germans Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen (fourth place for them today), the Norwegians Sigurd Eivind Melleby and Petter Morland Pedersen (fifth place today) and the Portuguese Alfonso Domingos and Federico Melo (tenth). Diego Negri and Enrico Voltolini, European Champions in 2011, are now in sixth place.

The opening ceremony of the Championship took place yesterday at Porto Vesco, with the young pupils of the Sanremo Sailing School in a primary role when raising the flags of the nineteen countries which are taking part in the Championship. The ceremony was particularly moving and involved the whole fleet that, despite the rain, attended the ceremony from the quay.

Tonight all competitors will be guests of the Sanremo Royal Hotel for the cocktail party.

Day Two, Races Two and Three:
Two races were run today for the Star European Championship / Casino Cup, with wind around eight knots. Poland's Mateusz Kusznierewicz and Dominik Zycki, Star World champions in 2008, kept the lead they have had the first race on Sunday.

In race two and three they finished third and second, now having a total of six points, exactly half of the points of the second place team, Swedes Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen. Third place, in the overall standings, are Norwegians Sigurd Melleby Eivind and Morland Pedersen Petter, improving their ranking from Sunday's standings. In fourth place are the Portuguese Alfonso Domingos and Federico Melo, who won race three, while Italians Diego Negri and Enrico Voltolini moved up and are now fifth.

Common opinion of almost all sailors taking part in the Star European Championship is that races are being run in extremely difficult and various conditions of sea and winds and that every minimal mistake can cause delays and gaps that are hard to overcome. Clear proof of the risk is what happened to Germans Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen who, despite their victory in race two, moved down to seventh place, due to a poor placing in race three.

Day three was spent ashore, by the crews taking part in the Star European Championship – Casino Cup, due to the lack of wind which forced the Committee to cancel today’s races.

In the evening the Sanremo Casino was the host of the Championship Gala and the middle-championship Prize Awarding Ceremony. Prizes were awarded to the winners of the first three races run so far: Mateusz Kusznierewicz and Dominik Zycki, winners of Race One, Germans Robert Stanijek and Frithjof Kleen,, first in Race Two, and Portuguese Alfonso Domingos and Federico Melo, winners of Race Three. During the ceremony, special career prizes were be awarded to the Olympic champions, now present at the European Championship as trainers, Valentin Mankin and Mark Reynolds.

Day Four: Diego Negri and Enrico Voltolini won race four of the Star Class European Championship– Casino Cup. The weather put the crews of the Star European Championship under heavy pressure. The day started under bright sunshine but more than once the lack of wind made the participants fear a possible cancellation of the race.

At 11 am, however, weather conditions had improved and the starting procedures could begin, thanks to a southwest wind of about six knots, that strengthened progressively up to twenty knots, with formed waves.

After the end of the first race of today, all the crews returned ashore, waiting for the decisions of the Committee upon the possibility of starting another race. The Race Authorities were very careful in making their decision, for a worsening of the sea conditions and an excessive strengthening of the wind were expected, and happened in the afternoon. Due to the worsened weather conditions no other race was run.

After Race Four, Poland’s Mateusz Kusznierewicz and Dominik Zycki are still at the top, with thirteen points; second place are Swedes Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen, who reduced their gap to first place, while the third is occupied by Norwegians Sigurd Eivind Melleby and Petter Morland Pedersen. Italians Diego Negri and Enrico Voltolini moved up to fourth place, at only two points from the podium, while in fifth place are the Danes Michael Hestbek and Claus Olesen.

Day Five
Mateusz Kusznierewicz and Dominik Zycki, former World Champions in 2008 and trained by the twice Olympic champion Mark Reynolds, are the European Star Class Champions for year 2012. After their victory in Race One and the positive places got in all the following regattas, they have always been at the top of the standings and finally conquered the title.

Second place, also in this case with no surprises in the last race, are Swedes Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen. Third place are Norwegians Elvind Sigurd Melleby and Petter Morland Pedersen. Fourth place for Portuguese Alfonso Domingos and Federico Melo, and fifth rank for Italians Diego Negri and Enrico Voltolini, who won Race 4; sixth are Danes Michael Hestbek and Claus Olesen.

On Day Five of the European Championship the fifth race, won by Ukrainians Denis Khashina and Dmitry Mechetin, was run despite the uncertain weather conditions that tried Regatta Committee and participants severely.

Final results for five races on April 15-19 are below:

Masters Awards:
1. Vasyl Gureyev and Volodymyr Korotkov
2. Alar Volmer and Mihkel Kosk
3. Juerg Ryffel and Alexander Gouda

Grand Masters Awards:
1. Julio Labandeira and Federico Calegari
2. Axel Hampe and Tobias Haring
3. Klaus Kappes and Steffen Rutz


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 Total
1 BLondynka   Kusznierewicz Mateusz   Zycki Dominik   POL 8417   ISOL   1.0 3.0 2.0 7.0 7.0 13
2 Berg Propulsion   Loof Fredrik   Salminen Max   SWE 8450   Bk   3.0 6.0 3.0 3.0 11.0 15
3 Team Lode Star   Melleby Eivind Sigurd   Pedersen Petter Morland   NOR 8317   Nor   5.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 6.0 18
4 Cascais   Domingos Alfonso   Melo Federico   POR 8309   CP   10.0 4.0 1.0 35.0 5.0 20
5 Alba   Negri Diego   Voltolini Enrico   ITA 8452   VE   6.0 7.0 6.0 1.0 17.0 20.0001
6 The Hammer   Hestbek Michael   Olesen Claus   DEN 8433   DF   7.0 2.0 11.0 6.0 27.0 26
7 Ariela   Arapov Mate   Sitic Ante   CRO 7287   Dal   9.0 9.0 9.0 10.0 23.0 37
8 Croate two   Misura Marin   Barac Tonko   CRO 8360   Kv   12.0 10.0 13.0 26.0 4.0 39
9 Audi Sailing Team Germany   Stanjek Robert   Kleen Frithjof   GER 8340   BF   4.0 1.0 21.0 30.0 15.0 41
10 UKR 8205   Khashina Denis   Mechetin Dmitry   UKR 8205   EUkr   17.0 50.0 15.0 9.0 1.0 42
11 GER 8414   Polgar Johannes   Koy Markus   GER 8414   Ess   2.0 25.0 10.0 8.0 26.0 45
12 Rome wasn't built in a day   Mckenzie Paul   Toth Philip   AUS 8107   ISOL   14.0 15.0 12.0 5.0 38.0 46
13 Arctur   GUREYEV Vasyl   KOROTKOV Volodymyr   UKR 8247   Ukr   11.0 20.0 5.0 16.0 24.0 52
14 P Star   Papathanasiou Emilios   Tsotras Antonios   GRE 8296   GR   68.0 [DNF] 16.0 8.0 2.0 32.0 58
15 Altea   Racchelli Andrea   Auguadro Tiziano   ITA 7881   VE   68.0 [DNF] 14.0 19.0 22.0 8.0 63
16 Lara   Merkelbach Hubert   Fuerer Andy   GER 8331   UB   68.0 [DNF] 12.0 16.0 17.0 18.0 63.0001
17 EST 8426   Volmer Alar   Kosk Mihkel   EST 8426   ISOL   20.0 47.0 7.0 36.0 3.0 66
18 R.E.D.   Schmidt Reinhard   Hentschel Niels   GER 8478   ZuW   15.0 21.0 24.0 21.0 9.0 66.0001
19 Ahora si   Labandeira Julio   CALEGARI FEDERICO   ARG 8239   OL   13.0 17.0 26.0 28.0 10.0 66.0002
20 Arctur 2   Anosov Arthur   Kushnir Vitalii   UKR 8240   SL   8.0 24.0 51.0 19.0 16.0 67
21 Arlecchino   Ryffel Juerg   Gouda Alexander   SUI 8476   Rap   22.0 11.0 22.0 23.0 37.0 78
22 Asterop   Astorri Raffaello   Vongher Alessandro   ITA 8402   Viar   31.0 19.0 53.0 11.0 22.0 83
23 SUI 7990   Stegmeier Daniel   Stegmeier Beat   SUI 7990   TB   68.0 [DNF] 26.0 44.0 15.0 2.0 87
24 Pan di Stelle   Poggi Giampiero   Corsi Manlio   ITA 8155   Rom   68.0 [DNF] 8.0 47.0 14.0 21.0 90
25 Firstline   Edwall Lars   Dan Anders Carlsson   SWE 8352   Kat   23.0 22.0 57.0 20.0 25.0 90.0001
26 Nike   Weinreich Gerhard   Seeger Julia   AUT 7846   H   30.0 34.0 17.0 40.0 13.0 94
27 SWE 8351   Lofstedt Tom   Lundgren Hakan   SWE 8351   RS   68.0 [DNF] 13.0 35.0 13.0 35.0 96
28 Diecidecimi   Coppo Giovanni   Polti Mauro   ITA 8219   FdAL   32.0 18.0 52.0 18.0 30.0 98
29 Playstation   Hampe Axel   Haring Tobias   GER 8311   ZuW   21.0 29.0 14.0 41.0 41.0 105
30 SLO 7888   Antoncic Bostjan   Strakh Gennadi   SLO 7888   ISOL   27.0 33.0 50.0 25.0 20.0 105
31 Matelote Yverdon   Chatagny Jean-Pascal   Ducommun Patrick   SUI 7252   G   19.0 23.0 34.0 32.0 34.0 108
32 Squalo Bianco VII   Zimmerman Lorenz   Roeseler Ronald   SUI 8085   LUV   68.0 [DNS] 30.0 23.0 49.0 12.0 114
33 Frizzante   Paucksch Christian   Fischer-Brandies Alexander   GER 8355   Sta   68.0 [DNF] 44.0 18.0 24.0 28.0 114
34 Meerpower   Winkler Heiko   Thielemann Uwe   GER 7929   HF   28.0 28.0 42.0 27.0 31.0 114
35 Nababbo IV   Augelli Marco   Kuhar Jacopo   ITA 8350   FdiT   16.0 27.0 40.0 47.0 36.0 119
36 Kontor Syd   Jensen Johnny   Groth Jakob   DEN 8066   DF   18.0 62.0 60.0 29.0 14.0 121
37 ITA 8334   Insom Paolo   Bortoletto Davide   ITA 8334   FDM   29.0 42.0 28.0 38.0 33.0 128
38 Jaguar   Kappes Klaus   Rutz Steffen   GER 8122   UB   34.0 41.0 58.0 37.0 19.0 131
39 Garigul   Falciola Guido   Paloschi Luca   ITA 8373   FdAL   25.0 48.0 29.0 34.0 68.0 [DNS] 136
40 Raggaestar   Appel Thomas   Knoll Christian   GER 8020   Sta   68.0 [DNS] 36.0 55.0 12.0 39.0 142
41 Ipicciotti   Mazzeo Giovanni   Barbera Antonio   ITA 8081   Pal   33.0 39.0 31.0 45.0 68.0 [DNS] 148
42 ITA 8290   Borroi Mario   Matucci Dado   ITA 8290   NG   68.0 [DNS] 40.0 27.0 57.0 29.0 153
43 ITA 8382   Irrera Renato   LA PORTA Emanuele   ITA 8382   Pal   26.0 38.0 48.0 51.0 45.0 157
44 Dig!   Rudolf Juerg   Marinello Emanuel   SUI 7868   Bo   37.0 45.0 30.0 48.0 68.0 [DNS] 160
45 SUI 7854   Juchli Roman   Juchli Philipp   SUI 7854   Bod   68.0 [DNF] 55.0 41.0 33.0 42.0 171
46 ITA 8057   Balderi Antonio   Anguillesi Amerigo   ITA 8057   PDV   68.0 [DNF] 35.0 36.0 54.0 46.0 171
47 Atair   Soellner Walter   Soellner Xaver   GER 8407   CBM   68.0 [DNF] 31.0 20.0 55.0 68.0 [DNF] 174
48 Roberta 2   Schlagbauer Heimo   Schlagbauer Hermin   AUT 8369   AU   68.0 [DNF] 32.0 43.0 56.0 43.0 174
49 DeNegenTe   Glunde Arnd   LaMare Richard   GER 8321   Neu   36.0 56.0 38.0 62.0 44.0 174
50 GER 8416   Rauch Hebert   Schwarzenhoeck Anton   GER 8416   And   39.0 53.0 46.0 39.0 68.0 [DNS] 177
51 Proma   Berezhnoy Andrey   Masalov Segey   RUS 8359   VO   24.0 54.0 49.0 52.0 68.0 [DNS] 179
52 Vamos   Sundman Jesper   Sundman Tom   FIN 8121   Fin   68.0 [DNF] 46.0 25.0 43.0 68.0 [DNS] 182
53 Black Pearl   SCHOTT TOBIAS   Linke Peter   GER 8154   CBM   68.0 [DNF] 43.0 54.0 31.0 68.0 [DNS] 196
54 Ma !!   Mugnaini Daniele   Mugnaini Davide   ITA 8435   PDV   68.0 [DNF] 57.0 33.0 44.0 68.0 [DNS] 202
55 ITA 8014   Ritucci Giuseppe   Menassa Antonio   ITA 8014   Cap   40.0 58.0 37.0 68.0 [DNS] 68.0 [DNS] 203
56 Marilyn   Koechert Wolfgang   Luezlbauer Adi   AUT 8216   TR   68.0 [DNF] 37.0 56.0 42.0 68.0 [DNS] 203
57 Starway to Heaven   Muellejans Christian   Morf Karsten   GER 8149   Ess   35.0 61.0 65.0 46.0 68.0 [DNS] 207
58 AUT 7886   Cuber Anton   Gmoser Peter   AUT 7886   AU   68.0 [DNF] 59.0 32.0 53.0 68.0 [DNS] 212
59 Siddartha 3   Prey Theodor   Poell Matthias   AUT 7809   AU   41.0 51.0 63.0 58.0 68.0 [DNS] 213
60 Sia 7   Goessler Ralf   Leitner Harald   AUT 7656   AU   68.0 [DNF] 60.0 62.0 61.0 40.0 223
61 Chinook   Thurner Frank   Han Robin   GER 8384   ZuW   68.0 [DNF] 52.0 45.0 60.0 68.0 [DNS] 225
62 Stella   Noseda Dario   Mendrinos Simon Luca   ITA 7923   Man   38.0 63.0 61.0 68.0 [RAF] 68.0 [DNS] 230
63 GER 7616   Seefelder Juergen   Seefelder Nathan Bandeira   GER 7616   AM   68.0 [DNF] 64.0 39.0 59.0 68.0 [DNS] 230
64 Black Pearl 2   Von Linde Florian   Steffens Tobias   GER 8419   ZuW   68.0 [RAF] 49.0 64.0 50.0 68.0 [DNS] 231
65 Starbox   Stoll Bernd   Stoll Barbara   GER 8147   Teg   68.0 [DNS] 65.0 59.0 68.0 [DNF] 68.0 [DNS] 260
66 E.T. XII   Grondahl Ted   Wulff Niklas   FIN 7992   Fin   68.0 [DNF] 66.0 66.0 68.0 [DNF] 68.0 [DNS] 268
67 Starling   Stoeckli Hans   Spahr Urs   SUI 8457   Rap   68.0 [DNF] 68.0 [DNS] 68.0 [DNS] 68.0 [DNF] 68.0 [DNS] 272

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