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Hyundai World Championships 2019 classes 49er, 49er FX and Nacra 17 DAY_1

Hyundai World Championships 2019 classes 49er, 49er FX and Nacra 17 DAY_1



Two trials only for the three batteries of the men’s 49er class, remain grounded 49er FX female and mixed Nacra catamarans 17

The Hauraki Gulf is not denied, in Auckland staged a typical day in these parts so described: “Four seasons in one day.” It has gone from rain to sun, from 30-40 knots to 12 and then to 3 knots. The management of three contemporary World Cup with 402 athletes from 40 nations in the Waitemata Harbor is difficult, with many regattas and decisions to be taken quickly to weather changes. Fortunately the forecast for the next few days seem a bit ‘more stable.

So windy out for three World Olympic class acrobatics: the early hours of Auckland wind blew from the north to over 25 knots, and the Race Management decided immediately to cancel the morning program by returning it to the afternoon. Then the wind picked up to 30 knots and at times were recorded gusts to 39.

In the afternoon there was a partial wind falling, but in regattas, the Committees have continued to define unsailable conditions, not practical for racing. At 15 am local time (3 am in Italy) has decided to cancel the races scheduled for the 49er FX classes and Nacra 17, which therefore will start the World Cup tomorrow.

Finally, almost to 17, they have been called into the water the three batteries of men’s 49er class, who drove two races in conditions still vary widely in the last clouds of the front depressionario.

The standings after two races on Day 1 of the only class that has run is headed by the Germans Herik Heil and Thomas Ploessel (2-1), before Kevin Fischer and French Jauvin Yann (1-4) and the Dutch Bert Lambriex and Pim van Vugt (3-4). The particular condizoni of the course have made life difficult for many of the favorites: the Brits Dylan Fletcher-Scott and Stuart Bithell are in 9th place; New Zealanders superstars Peter Burling and Blair Tuke in 11th place; Spaniards Diego Botin and Iago Lopez, second a few days ago to Oceania Championship, is in 23rd place.


After two rounds of Day 1, Uberto Crivelli Visconti and Gian Marco Togni are in 29th place with a 13 and 9. To them a starting strong-willed: just and good speed approach, supported by indecision in darling cost buoy in first test , and some errors in the tack. No compromise for the race for Olympic qualification by country, which is the goal in this class: the ranking after only two battery tests is very short, and it takes very little to change it.

The other Italians: the 54th place Simone Ferrarese and Valerio Galati (13-21), and 60 ° Jacopo Plazzi and Giacomo Cavalli (22-16).


three races per day are scheduled for all classes and all the batteries. From Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 qualifications that will form the Gold fleet (the best will compete for the podium), Silver and Bronze (for the most numerous 49er). Friday 6 and Saturday 7 (with possible tail in the morning on Sunday, 8) regattas Finals, which will serve to give a final face of the league and especially to indicate the top-10 of each class that will create, on Sunday 8 starting from 14 local (the 2 on Sunday night in Italy) to the Medal Race to double points, decisive for the title and podiums.


The coaching staff at the World 49er FIV-FX-17 Nacra Auckland is made by the Technical Director Michele Marchesini, by Gabriele Bruni technical, Luca De Pedrini, Gianfranco Sibello and Daniel Loperfido, physiotherapist Luciano Marchese and Rule Advisor Luigi Bertini. In Auckland will also feature the federal president Francesco Hector.


The Italian team has secured two significant partnerships in the World view: custom weather will be edited by Roger Badham, historical meteorologist kiwi, today pursuant to Emirates Team New Zealand, who has previously worked for the Italian sailing. And the local expert Dan Slater, recently named Sailor of the Year in New Zealand, has made at the request of DT blue Marchesini a “playbook” with a guide to the secrets of the Hauraki Gulf, also thorough in a series of trips out to sea along with federal technicians.


The 49er World Championship Nacra-FX-17 will be broadcast live from New Zealand with a record coverage of the races rainbow 3 to 8 December, and the opportunity to follow all five race courses planned in the Hauraki Gulf. An important innovation for the Olympic sailing, which you can see in subscription for 14,95 €.

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