ISAF World Cup Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre Palma Day 1

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Sunshine and light breeze provided for gentle but technical sailing for all classes engaged in the 43 Trofeo Princesa Sofa Mapfre, third event in the ISAF Sailing World Cup.

The Australians had a great start in the 470 Men with World #1 Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page, and Sam Kivell with Will Ryan; both teams winning their group first race. However, it is the French pair of Pierre Leboucher and Vincent Garos, second last year in Palma who take the lead with a fifth place and a victory. 'We had a bad start in the first racebut came back to the front; the second was better and it is a very good day in the championship. For us this event is important to test the material.Of course we would like to win here but first of all we need to sail well.'

The French, selected for the Olympic Games are just a point ahead of World Champions Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS): 'We had light winds today so considering the conditions we are happy and lucky with our results. It is our first event in Europe so it is good to gauge ourselves with the others, but we need to focus on our sailing.'

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After a third place in the Rolex Miami OCR earlier this year, the young British team of Sophie Weguelin and Sophie Ainsworth is leading the talented women 470 fleet with a third and a second place. 'This is by far our best day in any international 470 event! We had a great training this year with Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark, we learned a lot from them.This is a great start to our regatta but there are still many races to go!'

The light conditions penalised some favourites with World Champions Tara Pacheco and Berta Betanzos placing 27th and Lisa Westerhof and Lobke Berkhout (NED) in 28th. Today also see the start of the battle between the teams still in Olympic selection. French team of Emmanuelle Rol and Hélène Defrance (FRA) had a great day in second place overall. Brazilians Fernanda de Oliveira and Ana Luiza Barbachan and Polish team of Skrzypulec/Ogar in third and fourth places are also taking some valuable mileage to London!

The light conditions in the first race in the Laser has provided good opportunities for class outsiders to take a good start in the event. Andrew Lewis from Trinidad and Tobago won the first race. David Alfonso from Puerto Rico placed second and Dennis van den Berg (AHO) third, in their respective groups. At the end of the day, consistent results placed Jonasz Stelmaszyk (POL) in top place followed by British Nick Thompson and Paul Goodison (GBR).

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In the Radial, Krystal Weir (AUS) is leading after winning the first race and placing fourth in the second. Results for the top five are tight. The Australian is only a point ahead of Alicia Cebrian (ESP),best Spanish sailor on the water today. Third place goes to Cecilia Sarol from Argentina on equal points with Finnish Tuula Tenkanen.

Two Danish teams are leading the 49ers, with Peter Kruger Andersen and Nicola Thorsell one point ahead of team mates Jonas Warrer and Soren Hansen. They both won the last race in their group.

Sailing from the Club Real de Palma, the Stars with all favourites on the starting line had a high level of competition. Xavier Rohart and Pierre-Alexis Ponsot (FRA) took the first race and placed seventh in the last to take the lead on equal points with Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner (NZL). Mateusz Kuznierewicz and Dominik Zycki (POL) took the last race to place third overall.

In the Finns another Dane in the lead is Jonas Hoegh-Christensen. A win in the first race and a fifth, place him on equal points with Swede Daniel Birgmark.

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'I had a good start on winward and rounded the top mark in second place behind Daniel Birgmark. In the first run, all the guys in front gybed and got in a hole with less pressure, I stayed on their right and increased my lead. On the second race I had an average start but gained lots of places on the run.' British are taking third and fourth places with Andrew Mills in third and last year winner Ben Ainslie in fourth.

The 2.4 Paralympic event, sailing out of Calanova, sailed two races. British Helena Lucas showed good form with a win and a second place to take an early lead. 'It’s been a good start but there are still eight races to go so it will be a case of just taking each race at a time and keeping things simple. If in doubt – go fast!'

Racing will resume on Tuesday for all classes.

Laser Radial Top 10
Pos.Sail numberName / sponsorSailorsClubNET PointsTOTAL Points12
1AUS 202963MAGIKKrystal WeirSandring5514
2ESP 182149Alicia CebrianRCNT6651
3ARG 200734ENARD/RIO URUGUAY SEGUROS/JOFARCecilia Carranza SaroliYacht Cl7716
4FIN 198219Tuula TenkanenESF7743
5MEX 183137AEROMEXICO, TELEFONICA MOVISTARTania Elias Calles WolfClub de8844
6NED 202334DELTA LLOYD KERNPLOEGMarit BouwmeesterKWV Frys1212111
7FRA 199860Sarah SteyaertCV Chate121266
8ESP 192689Fatima ReyesCNMM Los1313310
9LTU 201007LOSCGintare ScheidtBangputy1414212
10POL 198202Paulina CzubachowskaZATOKA P141468
 Laser Top 10
Pos.Sail numberName / sponsorSailorsClubNET PointsTOTAL Points12
1GBR 201402SKANDIA TEAM GBRNick ThompsonRoal Lym7752
2FIN 198227Mattias LindforsBS8826
3GBR 201394VOLVOPaul GoodisonUlLLEY S8844
4USA 182345Charlie BuckinghamNewport9918
5CYP 110290MEDOCHEMIEPavlos KontidesLimassol101037
6IRL 192703THAD CASTLEJames EspeyBYC/RUYC101046
7AUS 200873Tom SlingsbyGosford1414122
8GER 200058Simon GrotelueschenLuebecke141486
9ARG 195370Yago Langecnsi1515213
10AUT 202424Andreas GeritzerUYCNs151587
 470 Men Top 10
Pos.Sail numberName / sponsorSailorsClubNET PointsTOTAL Points12
1FRA 44SCHINDLER/LEMER PAXPierre LeboucherVincent GarosASPTT /6651
2AUS 11MY LIFE / ASTMathew BelcherMalcolm PageMHYC, RQ7716
3FIN 7JLOY / RIPCURL.FIJoonas LindgrenNiklas LindgrenHelsingf7743
4POR 1TEAM SETH/BARREIROAlvaro MarinhoMiguel NunesFederaç9927
5GER 10AUDI SAILING TEAM GERMANY, SAPFerdinand GerzPatrick FollmannDTYC101082
6AUS 13Sam KivellWill RyanSYC/MHYC1111110
7FRA 7VEOLIA DOUANES FRANCAISESNicolas CharbonnierJeremie MionYC ANTIB111138
8FRA 27ENERGISSIMO/BANQUE POPULAIRESofian BouvetGuillarm Vincentyacht cl1515411
9JPN 12THREEBONDTetsuya MatsunagaKimihiko ImamuraThreebon1717161
10GRE 165STATHIS PAPADOPOULOSPanagiotis KampouridisEfstathios PapadopoulosYAGHT CL1717611
 470 Women Top 10
Pos.Sail numberName / sponsorSailorsClubNET PointsTOTAL Points12
1GBR 838Sophie WeguelinSophie AinsworthRoyal Ly5532
2FRA 12Emmanuelle RolHélène DefranceASPTT7725
3BRA 177CBVMFernanda de OliveiraAna Luiza BarbachanCBVM101073
4POL 11Agnieszka SkrzypulecJolanta OgarPogo? Sz1212111
5UKR 93BINGO BONGOAnna KyselovaAnastasiya KraskoSHVSM1717134
6GER 21BMW / EWE SAILING TEAM / NEWPORTKathrin KadelbachFriederike BelcherNRV / VS171789
7FRA 9VECTEUR PLUS, KARVER, NEILPRYDE, DAYLONGcamille LecointreMathilde GeronSRBrest,2020911
8ITA 23Giulia ContiGiovanna MicolC.C.Anie2121615
9AUT 431Lara VadlauEva-Maria SchimakKYCK / U2222166
10AUS 1AUSTRALIAN SAILING TEAMElise RechichiBelinda StowellFSC,RPYC2323419
 49er Top 10
Pos.Sail numberName / sponsorSailorsClubNET PointsTOTAL Points123
1DEN 1242TORMPeter Krüger AndersenNicolai ThorsellKDY1313751
2DEN 8TORM / GRUNDFOSJonas WarrerSoren HansenKonglig14142111
3GBR 1280BEAR NECESSITIESDylan FletcherAlain SignNSC1515474
4FRA 1161CAGNES SUR MER - BANQUE POPULAIREManu DYENStephane ChristidisAix-les-1616763
5AUT 070BMW / AEZThomas ZajacThomas CzajkaBYC20209110
6GBR 4John PinkRick PeacockRYA21211137
7SWE 1270TEMPO!Charlie Enlund EkbergKalle TorlénKSSS22221138
8USA 9US SAILING TEAM ALPHAGRAPHICSErik StorckTrevor MooreNYYC22221138
9GER 1152IMMAC STGJustus SchmidtMax BoehmeKieler Y2222949
10DEN 5TEAM49ER.DKAllan NorregaardPeter LangKolding23235126
 2.4 Top 10
Pos.Sail numberName / sponsorSailorsClubNET PointsTOTAL Points12
1GBR 100CHARLES RUSSELLHelena LucasRSYC3312
2NED 1DELTA LLOYD KERNPLOEGBarend KolWV Braas8826
3NED 12DELTA LLOYD KERNPLOEGThierry SchmitterWV Braas9981
4GER 1AUDI SAP DIEJOBMACHERHeiko KrögerNorddeut101055
5NOR 1Bjornar ErikstadTonsberg121293
6GBR 98GUMMI ANKAMegan PascoeWeymouth121239
7GER 44AUDI SAPLasse KlötzingPYC Berl1717107
8CAN 99HUSTLE AND FLOWPaul TingleyRNSYS1717710
9USA 137SYC / USSTAG / ALBEMARLE FOUNDATION / SCYCMark Le BlancSYC/SCYC1919118
10NED 11DELTA LLOYD KERNPLOEGAndre RademakerWV Lelys2121174
 Finn Top 10
Pos.Sail numberName / sponsorSailorsClubNET PointsTOTAL Points12
1DEN 2TORMjonas Høgh-ChristensenKDY6615
2SWE 11SKFDaniel BirgmarkGKSS6633
3GBR 85Andrew MillsQueen Ma7761
4GBR 3JP MORGAN, CORUM, BA, UPS, PRADA, VOLVOBen AinslieRCYC101082
5POL 17BRÃœGMANN, TVCITY, BISKUPIECPiotr KulaBT131358
6USA 4USSTAGZach RaileyST. FRAN1818414
7AUT 3WOLFFlorian RaudaschlUYC Wolf2626719
8CAN 41Christopher CookRCYC2626179
9SLO 573ESIMITVasilij Zzbogarj.k.burj2727234
10CZE 85GANT, E-GRUPPETomas VikaYC Cere2828226
 Star Top 10
Pos.Sail numberName / sponsorSailorsClubNET PointsTOTAL Points12
1NZL 8464YASHA SAMURAIHamish PepperJim TurnerRoyal Ne8853
2FRA 8237Xavier RohartPierre Alexis PonsotLa Pelle9918
3POL 8252Mateusz KusznierewiczDominik ZyckiGK?101091
4ITA 8266Diego NegriEnrico VoltoliniSez. Vel1212102
5GER 8340AUDI SAILING TEAM GERMANYRobert StanjekFrithjof KleenNRV141477
6ESP 8209MOVISTARFernando EchavarriFernando Rodriguez RiveroRCN SANS1515312
7SUI 8364UBSFlavio MarazziEnrico De MariaTYC GY1717413
8GER 8414AUDI / EWE / SALZBRENNERJohannes PolgarMarkus KoyNRV1717611
9CAN 8461GETONBOARD.CARichard ClarkeTyler BjornRVYC1818216
10GBR 8471SKANDIA CLARKS CITROENIain PercyAndrew SimpsonSkandia2121174

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