29er World Championship day 3 - Argentine teams hold top spots

Danish female sailors Lin Ea Cenholt Christiansen and Stine Quorning - 29er Worlds - Day 3
29er World Championship - Belen Tavella and Franco Greggi will finally meet Pepe Bettini and Fernando Gwozdz on the race course for the beginning of the finals.

These two Argentine teams have been tied for the first two days of racing and both are sailing excellent regattas. Today’s tie was broken with Tavella/Greggi sailing a 1-3-1 in the final 3 races of the 9 race qualification series. Discarding their two worst races (OCS and 3) they have a 2-point lead over Bettini/Gwozdz who finished the day with a 2-2-3. Commenting on her race day, Belen Tavlla said 'we finished first in the qualifying series and we’re very happy – we hope tomorrow we will win. I think our course was easier than the other today.' Franco Greggi added; 'I’m very confident and we hope tomorrow will be a very good day.'

The conditions were quite different then the previous days with lighter wind, a little rain and confused seas left over from the previous day. Changes in conditions kept everyone on their toes, including the race committee. The wind began at 16 knots but by the end of the day, both courses had velocity drops to around 11 knots. The wind also shifted to the southeast after serving up the morning easterly for the first race.

Bettini and Gwozdz raced on the north course for today’s racing and, crew Fernando Gwozdz commented that they 'had a good day but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to win the qualification series, but it’s alright, because tomorrow a new regatta starts. We will go with everything we have.'

Argentine teams currently hold the top six positions going into the finals with Australians Byron White and Ash Rooklyn being the top foreign team. The Aussies liked the lighter conditions and sailed to a 3-4-4 putting them in seventh overall. The French team of Gael Jaffrezic/Julien Boyet who are also the top youth team, had a tough day sailing their two drop races but keeping a sixth and they stand in eighth overall. The top female team of Ida Baad Nielsen and Marie Thusgard Olsen stand in 19th overall.

Wednesday evening the sailors were treated to a talk by Santiago Lange, multi-World, Olympic champion and America’s Cup veteran who is also competing in the 29er Worlds as a crew for his son Klaus. Afterwards, a traditional Argentine asado fed the sailors who were also entertained by some authentic music and of course the Tango.

Tomorrow’s finals will have the top 25 teams in the gold fleet on the north course. The silver fleet will consist of the remaining 35 teams who will compete on the south course.

Racing continues on Thursday, January 6 with three days of the final series. The prizegiving will be held on Saturday, January 8.

puestovelatimonel / tripulante reg_1reg_2reg_3reg_4reg_5reg_6reg_7reg_8reg_9puntos
1ARG 1726BELEN TAVELLA / FRANCO GREGGISOUTH1-1.001-1.002-2.00(OCS-31.00)1-1.001-1.001-1.00(3-3.00)1-1.008
2ARG 0002BETTINI PEPE /GWOZDZ FERNANDONORTH1-1.001-1.002-2.00(3-3.00)1-1.001-1.002-2.002-2.00(3-3.00)10
3ARG 1720COSENTINO FRANCISCO /WAGMAISTER TOMASNORTH(DNC-31.00)2-2.004-4.001-1.003-3.002-2.001-1.00(6-6.00)1-1.0014
4ARG 1314POLLITZER GONZALO /DIEZ JOSE MARIASOUTH2-2.00(7-7.00)1-1.001-1.003-3.002-2.006-6.002-2.00(10-10.00)17
5ARG 1723KREVISKY JUAN / LOPEZ SEGURA BILLYSOUTH3-3.002-2.005-5.003-3.00(DNC-31.00)(DNC-31.00)4-4.001-1.003-3.0021
6ARG 1798REALI ETCHART VICTORIA/TERRAB GASTONNORTH4-4.003-3.00(7-7.00)(7-7.00)2-2.007-7.003-3.001-1.007-7.0027
7AUS 1535BYRON WHITE / ASHLEN ROOKLYNSOUTH(6-6.00)5-5.003-3.002-2.00(6-6.00)6-6.003-3.004-4.004-4.0027
8FRA 0009JAFFREZIC GAEL / BLOYET JULIEN YOUTHNORTH4-4.003-3.001-1.006-6.007-7.004-4.00(11-11.00)(12-12.00)6-6.0031
9ARG 0006MARTINEZ NAHUEL / VUGDELIJA AXELNORTH3-3.006-6.00(12-12.00)5-5.008-8.003-3.006-6.00(13-13.00)5-5.0036
10USA 0005FRASER MAXWELL / LIEBENBERG DAVIDSOUTH7-7.00(9-9.00)5-5.002-2.00(8-8.00)6-6.005-5.008-8.007-7.0040
11ARG 1316SIELECKI MICAEL / OCAMPO TOMASSOUTH6-6.007-7.004-4.004-4.007-7.005-5.007-7.00(13-13.00)(9-9.00)40
12ARG 1724TRAVASCIO VICTORIA / SEGERS MARIONORTH(21-21.00)4-4.007-7.005-5.00(11-11.00)8-8.008-8.007-7.002-2.0041
13DEN 1732LUBECK MADS EMIL / LUBECK CHRISTIAN PETERSOUTH5-5.008-8.00(13-13.00)10-10.004-4.008-8.002-2.005-5.00(12-12.00)42
14ARG 1799BILLOCH GERMAN / KOCOUREK PEDRONORTH8-8.004-4.006-6.00(10-10.00)2-2.00(14-14.00)5-5.0010-10.008-8.0043
15ARG 1719BRANZ SOL / ALVAREZ GALLESIO JUAMPINORTH(RAF-31.00)(RAF-31.00)11-11.008-8.004-4.003-3.009-9.004-4.0010-10.0049
16ARG 1313AGUS BRANZ /FEDE TRAVASCIOSOUTH8-8.009-9.003-3.008-8.00(17-17.00)9-9.00(18-18.00)11-11.002-2.0050
17ESP 1615TRITTEL FLORIAN / TRITTEL LUCASSOUTH2-2.006-6.00(DNC-31.00)4-4.005-5.005-5.00(16-16.00)16-16.0015-15.0053
18GBR 1702LLOYD WILLIAMS HENRY / BATTEN SAMYOUTHNORTH(12-12.00)(14-14.00)11-11.006-6.006-6.009-9.004-4.005-5.0012-12.0053
19DEN 0010BAAD IDA / OLSEN MARIE FEMNORTH9-9.008-8.008-8.007-7.00(10-10.00)(11-11.00)7-7.008-8.009-9.0056
20USA 0015TYLER MACDONALD / JAMES MOODYSOUTH(15-15.00)10-10.0010-10.0011-11.005-5.007-7.0013-13.00(17-17.00)5-5.0061
21ARG 1184PIRAN CLARA / PELLEGRINO MARIANONORTH(17-17.00)5-5.009-9.0014-14.0012-12.00(19-19.00)12-12.003-3.0011-11.0066
22ARG 1807LANGE SANTIAGO / LANGE KLAUSNORTH10-10.00(16-16.00)9-9.009-9.009-9.004-4.00(15-15.00)14-14.0013-13.0068
23ARG 0436AUTELLI JUAN JOSE /PINI NICOLASSOUTH7-7.0013-13.00(14-14.00)12-12.009-9.0011-11.00(15-15.00)12-12.008-8.0072
24ARG 1717BAUDOINO ALEJANDRO / CUBRIA MARTINNORTH10-10.0022-22.006-6.00(OCS-31.00)(DNC-31.00)10-10.0010-10.0011-11.004-4.0073
25ARG 1315GOMEZ LEANDRO / VILLAMBROSA FEDERICOSOUTH(13-13.00)(15-15.00)13-13.0011-11.0011-11.0012-12.009-9.006-6.0013-13.0075
26CRO 0016FIZULIC DOMAGOJ / OSTREZ LEONNORTH9-9.0010-10.008-8.0014-14.0010-10.0010-10.0014-14.00(19-19.00)(15-15.00)75
27ARG 1805BELLOCCHIO FRAN / ZAPIOLA IGNACIOSOUTH5-5.0017-17.00(20-20.00)12-12.0016-16.0012-12.0010-10.00(22-22.00)6-6.0078
28ESP 1626RODENAS LORDA LUIS / MARTINEZ RUIZ JUAN MIGUELSOUTH12-12.0011-11.00(19-19.00)(18-18.00)13-13.0015-15.0014-14.007-7.0014-14.0086
29USA 0019LANE KRISTEN / NOBLE MATTHEWSOUTH11-11.0011-11.0012-12.009-9.00(21-21.00)13-13.0019-19.00(20-20.00)11-11.0086
30DEN 1392CHRISTIANSEN LIN / QUORNING STINE FEMNORTH11-11.0014-14.00(DSQ-31.00)(15-15.00)14-14.0013-13.0013-13.009-9.0014-14.0088
31GBR 1754COOPER OLLIE / POYNER JAMES YOUTHSOUTH14-14.0012-12.00(21-21.00)15-15.0012-12.0015-15.0017-17.009-9.00(19-19.00)94
32ARG 1310COSENTINO IVAN / CHOMETOWSKI NICOLASNORTH13-13.0013-13.0010-10.0013-13.0014-14.00(DNC-31.00)(22-22.00)16-16.0020-20.0099
33ARG 0590ARIGOS JOSE MANUEL / NOE ALEJANDROSOUTH16-16.0016-16.0015-15.0016-16.00(17-17.00)16-16.0011-11.00(19-19.00)17-17.00107
34ARG 1181VAN AVERMAETE FRANCISCO / CARRANO ALFREDOSOUTH16-16.0017-17.0014-14.0016-16.00(23-23.00)17-17.00(20-20.00)14-14.0020-20.00114
35USA 0014HENKEN STERLING / DEADY MIKENORTH18-18.0012-12.0018-18.0013-13.0018-18.00(DNC-31.00)21-21.00(22-22.00)18-18.00118
36ARG 1311PILAR TAVELLA /OTERO MARTINSOUTH19-19.0020-20.00(23-23.00)23-23.0013-13.0016-16.008-8.00(DSQ-31.00)21-21.00120
37GBR 1504HAWKINS JACK / THOMAS CHRISTOPHER YOUTHNORTH15-15.0018-18.00(21-21.00)20-20.0016-16.0014-14.0019-19.00(21-21.00)21-21.00123
38ARG 0433CAZEAUX JUSTO / DE MARTIS RAFAELNORTH(DNC-31.00)21-21.0018-18.0017-17.0015-15.0018-18.0018-18.00(26-26.00)16-16.00123
39USA 0841WHITMYER DECLAN / STORCK IAN YOUTHSOUTH18-18.00(25-25.00)(DNC-31.00)25-25.0020-20.0021-21.0012-12.0015-15.0016-16.00127
40USA 0111ANDREW MOLLERUS / MATT MOLLERUS YOUTHSOUTH14-14.00(DNC-31.00)17-17.0021-21.0015-15.00(DNC-31.00)24-24.0018-18.0022-22.00131
41USA 0510HENKEN PARIS / KELTER CONNOR YOUTHSOUTH(23-23.00)19-19.0019-19.0019-19.0018-18.0019-19.00(21-21.00)21-21.0018-18.00133
42ARG 0577MARLENE RIQUELME ANTONETTI /FRANCO RIQUELME ANTONETTINORTH22-22.0018-18.0016-16.0022-22.0020-20.0018-18.00(23-23.00)(25-25.00)22-22.00138
43ARG 1303PEIRANO PEDRO / PEIRANO NICOLASSOUTH(DNC-31.00)19-19.0020-20.0017-17.0019-19.0017-17.00(25-25.00)24-24.0024-24.00140
44ARG 0582HORMAZABAL RENE / CANDIA AGUSTINANORTH(DNC-31.00)(DNC-31.00)DNC-31.0018-18.0025-25.0022-22.0016-16.0017-17.0017-17.00146
45ARG 0585FUMAGALLO EDUARDO / GIAVITTO TOMASNORTH20-20.0023-23.0017-17.0021-21.0022-22.0020-20.00(24-24.00)23-23.00(27-27.00)146
46ARG 1308TRAVASCIO MERCEDES / GREGGI MARIANONORTH17-17.0020-20.0015-15.0022-22.0019-19.00(DNC-31.00)(DNC-31.00)DNC-31.00DNC-31.00155
47CAN 1451CORBEIL OLIVIER / ROBITAILLE JEAN LUCNORTH(DNC-31.00)15-15.0016-16.0020-20.0021-21.00(DNC-31.00)DNC-31.00DNC-31.0023-23.00157
48ARG 1305ORTIZ ANA / PITTALUGA QUIQUESOUTH(DNC-31.00)24-24.0024-24.00(DNC-31.00)DNC-31.00DNC-31.0023-23.0010-10.0025-25.00168
49ARG 0587GAINZA DELFINA / ZAPIOLA MATIASNORTH24-24.00(DNC-31.00)(DNC-31.00)19-19.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.0020-20.0018-18.0025-25.00168
50ARG 0594IVAN CASAS HOJSAN / LUIS CASAS HOJSANSOUTH(DNC-31.00)26-26.0022-22.0024-24.0024-24.0023-23.0026-26.0025-25.00(DNC-31.00)170
51ARG 0591CONTEGRAND LAUTARO / CONTEGRAND ALEJONORTH(DNC-31.00)(DNC-31.00)DNC-31.00DNC-31.0022-22.00DNC-31.0025-25.0020-20.0019-19.00179
52SWE 0845SOMMARLUND JOHANNA / GRIM HENRIKNORTH(DNC-31.00)(DNC-31.00)DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.0017-17.0015-15.0024-24.00180
53ARG 1317SECCHI FEDERICO /PIERRARD JAVIERSOUTH(DNC-31.00)(DNC-31.00)RAF-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.0020-20.0022-22.0023-23.0023-23.00181
54CHI 1182CAPELLE THOMAS / MALDONADO DIEGOSOUTH(DNC-31.00)(DNC-31.00)DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.0027-27.0026-26.0026-26.00203
55ARG 0435BENOZZI NATALIA /PIERINI LUCIA FEMNORTH(DNC-31.00)(DNC-31.00)DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.0024-24.0026-26.00205
56ARG 0586DASSO NICOLAS / CABELLO FEDERICONORTH(DNC-31.00)(DNC-31.00)DNC-31.0023-23.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00209
57ARG 0593NOCERINO IGNACIO / NOCERINO FEDERICOSOUTH(DNC-31.00)(DNC-31.00)DNC-31.0026-26.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00212
58ARG 1814BOSCO SANTIAGO / BIAVA IGNACIO YOUTHSOUTH(DNC-31.00)(DNC-31.00)DNC-31.0027-27.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00213
59ARG 1307BOZZO MARU / CONTESSI DOMINGONORTH(DNC-31.00)(DNC-31.00)DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00217
60ARG 1718BONGIORNO GINO / BONGIORNO ERICSOUTH(DNC-31.00)(DNC-31.00)DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00DNC-31.00217


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