EUROSAF Regatta, Garda
The five day regatta wrapped up overnight in picturesque Lake Garda, Italy where yet another new format for scoring was being trialled.
The Nacra 17 is new to Olympic competition set to debut as the mixed multihull class in 2016 and New Zealand’s pair of Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders has had a solid week in Garda to finish 4th overall. The result bodes well for the future and Jones and Saunders proving they’re a crew to watch.
EUROSAF 2013 Champions Sailing Cup: Vela Garda Trentino
New Zealand’s Final Results
Nacra 17 (20 boats)
4th Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders
About EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup
The Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup is based on five top European events for Olympic and Paralympic Classes. The EUROSAF series follows the ISAF Sailing World Cup Series. The series, which complements the ISAF Sailing World Cup, is based on established regattas within Europe, in order to guarantee the highest level of event and race management.
Regattas included are:
- Fraglia Vela Riva 8-12 May, Italy
- Delta Lloyd Regatta 21-25 May, Netherlands
- Sail for Gold 8-12 June, United Kingdom
- Kieler Woche 22/26 June, Germany
- Semaine Olympique Française 9-13 Oct, France
Highlights video footage here: http://www.velagardatrentino.com/lang/en-US/ncName/Videos/news.aspx
Find images here: http://www.slidebox.it/Other/Garda-Trentino-Olympic-Week/29337707_7gcxtG#!i=2502867883&k=dt55CKc
Results of Final Race
Garda Trentino, 12 mai 2013
Starts with “good wind” the Eurosaf Champions Cup Sailing, that took place on the Garda Lake, Italy, from May 8th to 12th.
Is called “L’Ora”, and is the wind that blows, sharp at noon, on the Garda Lake. This wind allowed to play all the Final Race of the nine Olympic classes in the race.
The new format of the international regatta Eurosaf has been successfully tested for the first time in Italy, in this event, involving over 43 countries, and a good presence of Olympic medals. So begins a new four-year to the next Olympic Games, with two new Olympic classes, whose official test was made right on Garda Lake. We are talking about Nacra17, the first “mixed crew” class.
No Sailno Name Scores 1 2
1 AUT 35 Zajac Thomas, Frank Tanja Chiara, BYC 3,0 1 2
2 AUS 36 Waterhouse Jason, RPAYC 4,0 3 1
3 ITA 37 Bissaro Vittorio, Sicouri Silvia, Fraglia Vela Malcesine 7,0 4 3
4 NZL 102 Jones Gemma, Saunders Jason, MBSC 8,0 2 6
5 ITA 55 Salvà Federica, Bianchi Francesco, Fraglia Vela MalC. 9,0 5 4
6 ITA 91 Porro Francesco, Banti Caterina Marianna, C.C.Anien 11,0 6 5