Eurolymp day 4: sunday medal race
Tomorrow is the closing day of Olympic Garda Eurolymp 2011 It was a beautiful sunny and windy day on Upper Lake Garda despite the bad weather forecast. All races were completed according to schedule (only the Finn has 9 out of 10 races completed). Wind conditions were favourable so everyone could sail their best. The land and water staff involved in the logistical operation is, as always, outstanding. Fraglia Vela Riva, Torbole Surf Club and Fraglia Vela Malcesine all worked together to ensure that the participants raced in the best conditions. This is the final event for the Italians to qualify for London 2012, even if they have to take part in the ISAF World Championships in Perth (first ten countries). Only the Laser Standard and Finn will be decided for Olympic qualification tomorrow morning in the final. It’s a hotly contested final race which will decide who will qualify for the Olympics between the Italian men’s’ singles. The event finished in favor of Olympiad Sensini after an exciting dual for qualification with Laura Linares who, although remains defeated, has the satisfaction of having challenged a legend who is about to take part in her 6th Olympics.
The participants in the medal race will be posted on http://www.fragliavelariva.it/regatta/349/view
- The official qualifiers for the Olympics will be on the Italian Federation site Vela - www.federvela.it
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There were good steady winds for today’s two races bringing to a total of ten legs before the medal race. In the women’s competition the dual between Olympiad Alessandra Sensini and Junior World Multi-Champion Laura Linares, came to a close. Sensini had never found herself with such strong competition. Then along came Laura Linares, who knew how to continue her outstanding career from the top of the world Juvenile classification in the Olympic class RS: X. The first race was won by Chen of China and second was Alessandra Sensini, who got the advantage on Linares, who finished fourth. Only then did we see Sensini smile! But Linares hadn’t given up and in the second round took second place right behind Lee of China; the choice of the bowline edge was decisive and gave a sizeable advantage over their rivals. Sensini took fifth place, which was at the end discarded and qualified for the medal race with enough margin to qualify with 24 points advantage, even before the medal race.
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Only one race today for a total of ten altogether. Places in the medal race have not changed: in first place is New Zealander Ashley (today 1-2), in second place is Kokkoalanis of Greece with 11 points; third is Israeli Mashiah.
With winds of 15 knots four races were completed today to bring to a total of 14. Three Italian crews are in the medal race: Sibello-Sibello, Tita-Gritti and Plazzi-Molineris gaining strength. The Sibello brothers have a comfortable lead, second are Greeks Sotriou-Panagiotidis and third are Alonsi-Alonso.
Two races were completed today for a total of ten altogether. Two firsts today for Zandonà-Zucchetti comfortably in the lead and who have already qualified for London 2012. Second Sivitz-Farneti and third Zeni-Pitanti, equal on points.
Two races today for a total of 10 altogether. Four Italian crews are in the medal race. Conti-Micol are first, even if today they didn’t perform their best, with a 4-3. In second place are Slovenians Mrak-Cerne, winners of today’s last race; and third are Russians Ilienko-Khrukina. Italians Komatar-Carraro, Zappacota-Incastro, and Tobia-Moretto, are in the medal race.
Two races today with fifteen knot winds for a total of 10 altogether. Croatians hold the first two positions, with Taritas and Mihelic. Third is Italian Bottoli.
Two races today for a total of ten altogether. Holding onto the lead is Scheidt of Lithuania, followed by Reyes and Cebrian of Spain.
Two races today for a total of nine altogether. Wright of Great Britain has never lost his lead, (today 3-1), in second place is Bogar of Slovenia and two points behind is Karpak of Estonia.
Two races today for a total of 10 altogether. Two Italians are in the medal race Negri-Voltolini (today 5-3), in second position, 8 points behind the Swedes Loof-Salminen. In third place are Brasilians Scheidt-Prada, d’Alì-Colaninno qualify for the medal race and are in fifth position (10-8 partials today). Qualifying on points is Negri-Voltolini.
and the Italian qualification for the Olympics in London 2012
PROGRAMMA MEDAL RACE
49er ore 8:00
RSX M: ore 8:45
RS:X W: ore 9:15
470 M: ore 10:00
470 F: ore 10:45
Laser Standard M: 11:30
Laser Radial F: ore 12:15
Star e Finn partiranno a Malcesine alle ore 12:00 e 13:00
- Eurolymp day 4: sunday medal race