World Sailing News – 11 April 2018

Sailing, Sports, Yachting — By on April 11, 2018 at 10:16 PM

The 49th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar regatta came to an end on Saturday in Palma, Spain, after a packed five days of competition. Overall victories in five of the ten Olympic classes were decided before Saturday’s double points medal race. You can watch the regatta roundup here.

All teams have now crossed the finished line in Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Auckland to Itajaí, Brazil. The Spanish team MAPFRE arrived at the finish line on Sunday morning, securing a fifth-place finish and collecting six points. The result hands the overall lead in the race to Dongfeng Race Team, who lead over MAPFRE with a one-point advantage.

In the 2018 Morocco PWA Windsurf World Cup, it was a close competition between first, second and third but the reigning world champion, Iballa Moreno, managed to claim gold in the Women’s Wave. Sarah-Quita Offringa won silver and Daida Moreno won bronze.

The Techno 293 Plus European Championships also came to end this week, in Sicily, Italy. An impressive 130 competitors from 27 countries took part in the Youth Olympic Games Qualifier. Read more in the news section below.

In other news, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Qualification system has been released. Click hereto view it.

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11 April 2018
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Sailing’s World Cup Series, the annual circuit for Olympic sailing and Para World Sailing, will touch down in Genoa, Italy in 2019 and 2020 for the European stopover.

The Spanish team MAPFRE crossed the finish line for Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Itajaí, Brazil on Sunday morning, securing a fifth-place finish and collecting six points.

Moulay Bouzerktoun hosted the first ever PWA World Cup in Morocco to raise the curtain on the 2018 PWA World Tour, and that wasn’t the only first with Morocco also being the stage for the first ever women’s only wave event, which was won by reigning world champion – Iballa Moreno.

Australia’s world champions Mat Belcher and Will Ryan, outstanding winners of a strong, competitive 470 class, were awarded the Princesa Sofia Trophy, the top overall award at the biggest ever edition, as the 49th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar concluded in light, hesitant breezes in Mallorca today. The regatta attracted 870 boats from 62 different and more than 1200 sailors.

The qualification system for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition has been published.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition will be held out of Enoshima Yacht Harbour and will feature 350 athletes racing in 250 boats across the ten Olympic events.

130 competitors from 27 countries. 15 races for 3 fleets. Sun, wind and smiling faces. Paul Leone, International Windsurfing Association vice-president said it best after the event was over – “I would like to thank the club President Giorgio Matracia, the council and all the members of the Club Roggero di Lauria for a magnificent event. In just three words: beyond all expectations.”

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On the last day of racing there were 4 points separating the top 2 boats and clearly, both teams were nervous as the fleet headed out under the bridge into the gulf. The breeze was very light but the PRO was determined to try and get the final races in. The course was laid and the sailors were soon in sequence.

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