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Worlds - Start of the Last Race

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 07:36

Start of the last race filmed from the pin end by Cuca (Carlos Eduardo Sodre)

Bruno and Dante after the last race

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 21:06

Bruno Bethlem and Dante Bianchi celebrate the victory on their home water in Rio (video courtesy by Helio Lyra)

Worlds - Final

Sunday, 29 September 2013 05:02

Rio de Janeiro, September 28, 2013. Bruno Bethlem and Dante Dante win the Snipe World Championship in their home water in Rio.

1. BRA Bruno Bethlem & Dante Binchi

2. BRA Mario Urban & Rafael Sapucaia

3. BRA Alexandre Paradeda & Gabrile Kieling

4. BRA Alexandre Tinoco & Matheus Goncalves

5. ARG Luis Soubie & Diego Lipszyc

6. BRA Rafael Gagliotti & Henrique Wsniewski

7. BRA Mateus Tavares & Daniel Claro

8. BRA Mario de Jesus jr & Anderson Brandao

9. ESP Raul Valenzuela Santaella & Antolin Ona

10. BRA Henrique Haddad & Rodrigo Lins

Full results and regatta report by Don Bedford

The final day of the Snipe World Championship began with a SW wind of about 15 knots. The swell was big through the channel providing good surfing conditions. A flood tide helped get the race off on the first try and after the first lap it was very tight racing. Around the last leeward mark, runo Bethlem and Dante Bianchi of BRA pulled into a 15 second lead over the fleet and held their lead to the finish.

Worlds - Day 5

Saturday, 28 September 2013 02:52

Rio de Janeiro, September 27 2013. Results and regatta report by Don Bedford.

Foto: Kyra Penido Mirsky

Beginning with 12 knots puffing to 14 the first race started after a recall and a Z flag. It was a windward/leeward cource with the wind shifting enough to the right that a course change was needed. The Brazilians were dominating all the way around.

Race two was up to 15, puffs to18 and this time two recalls and a z flag and an Olympic course. Bruno/Dante lead at the weather mark, stretching it to 20 seconds by the reaching mark and never looked back.

Worlds - Day 4

Friday, 27 September 2013 01:13

Rio de Janero, September 26, 2013.

The RC planned to sail three races for the fourth day of the Snipe World Championship. The forecast was for SW wind of 10-15 knots, but when the boats, going to the race course, arrived close to the Playa do Flamengo, big gusts approached the fleet at around 25-30 knots.

Many sailors supposed that the race was to be postponed and went behind the Escola Naval (Navy Accademy) for covering from the big gusts. It seemed exactly the same as the day before. But the RC didn't hoist the AP flag, so the race started on time. Less than 30 boats were able to reach the line and start in time and a few more were able to start inside the 5 minute time limit after the start. During the first beat and the following legs other boats entered in the race course and completed the course, although they didn't start.

Matheus Tavares and Daniel Claro won the race, followed by Bethlem - Dante and Urban - Sapucaia.

The second race took place in little bit less wind. The Argentinians Luis Soubie and Dieguito Lipszyc stoped the domination of the Brazilians, winning the race. The third race was abbondoned on the second upwind leg, because the wind shifted to the right and dropped to almost nothing.

The Brazilians hold the top three spots. Soubie - Lipszyc are fourth and Japanese Shunishiro - Ueda are fifth.

... full results (pending protests) ...

(photo gallery Fred Hoffmann)

Worlds - Boats and Sailors - Part 2

Thursday, 26 September 2013 04:37

Boats and sailors - part 2

... photo gallery ...

Worlds - Boats and Sailors - Part 1

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 01:29

Boats and sailors - part 1

... photo gallery ...

Worlds - Day 2

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 01:16

Rio de Janeiro, September 24, 2013. Three races today, rain and current.

1. BRA Maru Urban & Rafael Sapucaia 5-2-10, tot. 17

2. BRA Bruno Bethlem & Dante Bianchi, 16(ZPF)-3-5, tot. 24

3. BRA Alexandre Tinoco & Matheus M. Goncalves, 22-1-2, tot. 25

4. BRA Mateus G.S. Tavares & Daniel S. Claro, 3-10-16, tot. 29

5. ARG Luis Soubie & Diego Lipszyc, 7-23-6, tot. 36

... full results ...

Worlds - Day 1

Monday, 23 September 2013 23:38

No racing on first day of Snipe Worlds because of no wind. Start time moved up to 12 tomorrow. Hope for a better forecast!

(photo: Commodoro Don Bedford testing the race course)