District 7  Regatta Report

Thu Feb 5th, 2009 through Sat Feb 7th, 2009

Lars Grael and Renato Moura. Photo by Osiris Silva.

Lars Grael and Renato Moura. Photo by Osiris Silva.

Brazilian Pre-Olympic Regatta 2009

 

Report from www.nautica.com.br:
Eleven years after being run over by a motorboat, in an accident that cost him one of his legs, Lars Grael (two time bronze Olympic medalist in the Tornado Class) is back to the Brazilian Olympic Team. Alongside crewman Renato Moura, they won the Brazilian Pre-Olympic Regatta 2009 in the Star class. This means that he will enjoy have priority support to run events outside Brazil and some financial aid on his Olympic programme. This for this year only, because in 2010 he will have to face world ranking leaders Robert Scheidt/Bruno Prada and possibly 2 time Olympic champions Torben Grael/Marcelo Ferreira. During this year's pre-olympic, Scheidt was at the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series (Luna Rossa) and Torben at the Volvo Ocean Race (Ericsson 4).

Both of Torben Grael's children have made it to the Olympic team, too. Marco Grael is in the 49er, with skipper Andre Fonseca and his daughter Martine is in Match Racing (Juliana Senfft is the skipper of the boat).


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
1 Imagine   Lars Grael   Renato Moura   8284   Par   1.0 4.0 [DNF] 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 12
2 Born Free Again   Peter Ficker   Ubiratan Matos   8300   SAN   2.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 21
3 Miisca   Alessandro Pascolato   Fabo Krakz   8282   GuB   3.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 22

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