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Open Worlds - Day 5

Saturday, 26 September 2015 00:03

Talamone, September 25, 2015.

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano - video by Alberto Origone)

Results after 7 races

1. ARG Luis Soubie & Diego Lipszic, 37

2. BRA Mateus Tavares & Gustavo Carvalho, 49

3. BEL Manu Hens & Victor Perez Campos, 50

4. ESP Alvaro Martinez & Gabriel Utrera, 51

5. BRA Maru Urban & Daniel Seixas, 58

6. USA Augie Diaz & Kathleen Tocke, 61

7. ESP Jordi Triay Pons & Lluis Mas Barcelo, 63

8. BRA Rafael Gagliotti & Henrique Gomes, 64

9. JPN Yuichi Oi & Noriaki Sakai, 75

10. ESP Raul de Valenzuela & Antolin Alejandre, 81

Tinoco-Grael (BRA) win race 7. Soubie-Lipszyc (ARG) still in the lead. Italian Navy frigate Fasan salutes #snipeworlds2015

#snipeworlds2015 Talamone, 25 September 2015 – The Snipe World Championship organized by the Circolo della Vela Talamone is drawing to a close in Tuscany. With a very tight leaderboard, the final day of racing on Saturday 26 September will be crucial to determine the 2015 World Champion.

In the morning, competitors were surprised to find the cutting-edge and brand-new Frigate "Virginio Fasan" of the Italian Navy in Snipe Bay. The 144 meter long and 6700 ton displacement frigate dropped anchor in front of the Circolo della Vela Talamone at 7 a.m. to pay tribute to the 83 crews from 18 nations.

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Open Worlds - Day 4

Thursday, 24 September 2015 23:35

Talamone, September 24, 2015. Results after 6 races (1 discard)

1. ARG Luis Soubie & Diego Lipszyc, 26

2. ESP Alvaro Martinez & Gabriel Utrera, 43

3. BEL Manu Hens & Victor Perez Campos, 43

4. USA Augie Diaz & Kathleen Tocke, 43

5. BRA Mateus Gonzales / Gustavo Carvalho, 44

6. BRA Maru Urban & Daniel Seixas, 54

7. BRA Rafael Gagliotti & Henrique Gomes, 55

8. JPN Yuichi Oi & Noriaki Sakai, 60

9. ESP Jordi Triay Pons & Lluis Mas Barcelo, 61

10. USA Randi Lake & Kate Sheahan, 63

Argentinian Soubie-Lipszyc firmly in the Lead. Martinez-Utera (Esp) win Race 6. Tight @ theTop

The constellations of Spain and Argentina continue to shine brightly at the Snipe World Championship underway in Talamone Tuscany organized by the Circolo della Vela Talamone.

After 6 races and one discard, Luis Soubie–Diego Lipszyc (ARG) are in the lead with 26 points (4-6-8-3-(11)-5). However, four teams follow in a two-point range, so expect some serious on the course jostling on Friday! Second, Alvaro Martinez-Gabriel Utera (ESP) at 43 points (16-(84 OCS) - 15-6-5-1), Belgian Manu Hens-Victor Perez Campos are third, also with 43 points. Augie Diaz - Kathleen Tocke (USA) are in fourth position at 43 points whereas Mateus Tavares-Gustavo Carvalho (BRA) are in 5th place at 44 points.

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Open Worlds - Day 3

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 19:16

Talamone, September 23, 2015.

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

Results after 5 races

1. ARG Luis Soubie & Diego Lipszyc, 32

2. USA Augie Diaz & Kathleen Tocke, 43

3. JPN Yuichi Oi & Noriaki Sakai, 60

4. BEL Manu Hens & Victor Perez Campos, 65

5. BRA Mateus Tavares & Gustavo Carvalho, 68

6. USA Randy Lake & Kate Sheahan, 69

7. ITA Enrico Solerio & Paolo Lambertenghi, 71

8. ESP Damian Borras Camps & Carlos Bats, 75

9. ESP Jordi Triay Pons & Lluis Mas Barcelo, 75

10. JPN Masakazu Sasai & Shingo Ishikawa, 83

Urban-Seixas (BRA) win Race 5. Gale steals the show in Race 6, abandoned

Heavy duty sailing and good seamanship were called for on day 3 of racing in Talamone Tuscany @ the Snipe World Championship organized by the Circolo della Vela Talamone.

Race 5 was completed with Mario Calazans (Maru Urban)-Daniel Seixas (BRA) crossing the finish line in 1st position. For safety reasons, race 6 was abandoned when a gale swept through Snipe Bay with winds on the race course reaching 26-30 knots.

A good call by the Race Committee chaired by Fabio Barasso who could also count on the on-the-water safety team of the Circolo della Vela Talamone to ensure all 83 crews from 18 nations could return safely to shore.

Spaniards Soto Valero-Belmonte Cuenca dismasted and were towed into port.

After five races with no discard, Luis Soubie – Diego Lipszyc from Argentina are still in the lead with 32 points (4-6-8-3-11). Augie Diaz - Kathleen Tocke (USA) are second at 43 points (12-5-7-15-4). Third place on the provisional scoreboard for Japanese Yuichi Oi-Noriaki Sakai at 60 points (18-29-9-2-2).

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Open Worlds - Day 2

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 23:38

Spain and Brazil win today's races in Talamone. Soubie-Lipszyc (ARG) in the lead overall

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano - video by Alberto Origone)

Talamone, September 22, 2015. Day 2 of racing in Talamone Tuscany @ the Snipe World Championship organized by the Circolo della Vela Talamone with another two races completed.

After four races, Soubie-Lipszyc from Argentina are in the lead with 21 points (4-6-8-3) followed in second place by the two-time World Champion Augie Diaz racing with Kathleen Tocke at 39 points (12-5-7-15). Third, Belgian Hens racing with Spaniard Campos at 46 points (9-2-25-10).

Today’s races were won by Jordi Triay Pons-Lluis Mas Barceló (ESP) in Race 3 and by 18 and 19 year old Felipe Santa Rita-Luis Felipe Meirelles (BRA), who finished 2nd overall in last week’s Junior Snipe World Championship. 

Once again Snipe Bay in Talamone, Tuscany delivered great racing conditions. After yesterday’s strong winds, the 83 crews from 18 nations cut the starting line with flat seas, sunny skies and a 9-12 knot westerly breeze. An extremely tactical race day, with wind direction fluctuations that were continuously interpreted to adapt the race course in the best of ways by the President of the Race Committee Fabio Barasso and coordinated by the Club Velico Talamone’s Vice-President Alessandro Testa.

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Open Worlds - Day 1

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 07:48

Talamone, September 22, 2015. 2015 Snipe World Championship: Two races on Day 1 in picture perfect conditions. Spain steals the show in Talamone Tuscany

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano - Video by Michele Tognozzi)

The Snipe World Championship organized by the Sailing Club Talamone could have not started in a better way.

Blue skies, crystal blue water, the Islands of Giglio, Elba and Montecristo etched against the horizon served as a backdrop to Day 1 of racing. The Mistral wind at 13-15 knots for race 1 increased to 17-19 knots for the second race.

Ideal conditions for the 83 crews from 18 nations who arrived in Maremma Tuscany to compete for one of the most coveted world championships of international sailing. Borras Camps-Bats Años (ESP) lead the provisional standings of the Snipe World Cup #snipeworlds2015 with a third and a first.

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Open Worlds - Oggi si inizia!

Monday, 21 September 2015 07:57

Talamone, September 21, 2015

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Open Worlds - Practice Race & Opening Ceremony

Sunday, 20 September 2015 22:35

Talamone, September 20, 2015.

Photo gallery courtesy of Matias Capizzano

On Sunday evening, the Opening Ceremony of the Snipe World Championship hosted by the Circolo della Vela Talamone was held in Maremma, Tuscany.

The #snipeworlds2015 will take place from the 19th to the 26th of September. The 83 teams from 18 nations in representation of over 130 yacht clubs paraded through the ancient village of Talamone from the lighthouse and Yacht club to the race village. In the early afternoon, over half the fleet took part in the Practice Race under sunny skies and a northwesterly breeze at 14-16 knots with the Islands of Elba and Giglio serving as a backdrop. #snipeworlds2015

Video. Practice Race - Mark 1

Video: Practice Race - Start

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Junior Worlds - Final

Saturday, 19 September 2015 01:02

Talamone, September 18, 2015. Final Results after 6 races (1 discard)

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

1. ESP Antonio Lopez Montoya & Gregorio Belmonte Cuenca, 19

2. BRA Felipe Rondina & Luis Felipe Boani, 21

3. ITA Michele Moeotto & Alberto Cassandro, 22

4. ESP Enric Noguera & Marc Vallespir, 22

5. BRA Nicholas Pellicano Grael & Fabio Kohler, 26

After five days of racing and six races with one discard, Antonio Lopez-Montoya and Gregory Belmonte Cuenca (ESP) are the 2015 Snipe Junior World Champions with 19 points. Second, Felipe Rondina- Luis Felipe Boani (BRA) with 21 points and third Michele Meotto-Alberto Cassandro (ITA) only one point behind.

A pivotal and very technical day on the water. Pivotal, because the decisive sixth race would have allowed competitors to discard their worst result and therefore had the potential to change the rankings completely. Technical, due to unstable and shifty weather conditions.

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Junior Worlds - Day 4

Friday, 18 September 2015 00:53

Talamone, September 17, 2015. Wind wins. Racing abandoned on Day 4 in Tuscany

Results after 5 races (no discard)

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

1. ESP Antonio Lopez Montoya & Gregorio Belmonte Cuenca, 19

2. ITA Michele Meotto & Alberto Cassandro, 27

3. ESP Enric Noguera & Marc Vallespir, 28

4. BRA Felipe Rondina & Luis Felipe Boani, 30

5. JPN Kouichirou Sugiyama & Shota Oki, 30

6. JPN Kenta Nakagawa & Yoshinori Oka, 30

Strong wind was true winner of day 4 at the Snipe Junior World Championship underway in Talamone Tuscany on Thursday. In the morning, the 36 crews from 11 nations were greeted by frothing seas with winds 27 knots gusting to 37 knots from the southeast.

Given the weather conditions, the Race Committee hoisted and initial 2-hour postponement that then became a 5-hour one. Many were impatient to get on the water, as it is possible to discard the worst result after Race 6. With safety first in mind, the Race Committee lowered the postponement flag shortly after 4 p.m. and the young sailors set out towards the racecourse under sunny skies, a 19-21 knot breeze from the east south east and rolling waves.

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Junior Worlds - Day 3

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 23:42

Talamone, September 16, 2015. Results after 5 races

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

1. ESP Antonio Lopez Montoya & Gregorio Belmonte Cuenca, 19

2. ITA Michele Meotto & Alberto Cassandro, 27

3. ESP Enric Noguera & Marc Vallespir, 28

4. BRA Felipe Rondina & Luis Felipe Boani, 30

5. JPN Kouichirou Sugiyama & Shota Oki, 30

6. JPN Kenta Nakagawa & Yoshinori Oka, 30

... full results, report, interview and photos by Matias Capizzano)