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EXTREME SAILING - ESPANHA

 

Big swells force postponement of Barcelona opener

The eight Extreme Sailing Series™ teams will have to wait until tomorrow for their first taste of Barcelona action after huge waves forced racing to be postponed on the opening day.

Race Director John Craig made the decision to suspend racing due to the tall, steep waves rolling through the city's stadium racecourse that would have posed a safety risk to the fleet.

Craig said that such a sea state, combined with winds of up to 25 knots, would have likely caused the super-fast GC32 catamarans to fall off their foils and nosedive into the wave in front, potentially leading to capsizes.

Instead the fleet will kick off the fourth Act of the 2017 global Stadium Racing tour tomorrow when the sea state will have subsided and the winds dropped.

"Unfortunately due to the sea state being incredibly steep, wave heights being really high and the big breeze, we've had to cancel today's racing," Craig said.

"Tomorrow's forecast looks like it will be significantly lighter with a typical sea breeze filling in later on, somewhere between 10 to 12 knots, with less sea state.

"It would have been hard for any boat to race in these conditions - the reality is that when they're foiling they'd be coming up and down off the foils a lot and burying the bows into the waves in front.

"The boats are so close together that it would be a dangerous situation and we'd be creating capsize opportunities, which is not safe.

"It's a hard decision but it's based on safety and maintaining the fleet to get through the rest of the event."

The postponement has left the crews of the eight international teams even more revved up to get racing – and resume the battle for the top spot on the Extreme Sailing Series leaderboard.

"We were all geared up for today because we knew that big breeze was forecast but it ended up being right on the limit of what we can race in," said Pete Greenhalgh, mainsheet trimmer with third-placed Omani outfit Oman Air.

"You couldn't ask for more from a venue. It's paradise here – great sailing conditions just a stone's throw from an amazing city. We're thoroughly looking forward to getting out there tomorrow and starting to chip away at the scoreboard."

The excitement was even greater among the young Spaniards of wildcard home team FNOB Impulse, who are making their Extreme Sailing Series debut fresh from racing in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup.

"We are so hungry to get racing in these amazing boats but we're just going to have to wait until tomorrow," said skipper Jordi Xammar. "We have a great team of young guys and we're just super-excited to get out there."

Racing was also postponed for the Flying Phantom fleet, which will go head to head in Barcelona after making an impressive debut at Act 3 in Portugal's Madeira Islands.

GC32 racing will kick off tomorrow at 15:00 local time (UTC+2), while the Flying Phantoms will race from 10:00.

Fans around the world can follow the action through the live blog at extremesailingseries.com while those in Barcelona can visit the race village by the W Barcelona hotel on the Plaça Rosa dels Vents in Barceloneta from 10:00 to 19:00 local time.

Racing will be streamed live on the Extreme Sailing Series Youtube and Facebook pages from 15:00 to 18:00 on Saturday 22 and from 14:00 to 17:00 on Sunday 23 July.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JET SKI NO BRASIL

JET SPORTS CONTEST: PARA GILDO TEIXEIRA

RESISTÊNCIA SERÁ FUNDAMENTAL NA ENDURANCE

O piloto de Campinas confirmou presença na segunda etapa da competição, que será realizada nos dias 29 e 30 deste mês, no Tahiti Náutica Club, em Ribeirão Pires (SP).
 

 

O paulista Gildo Teixeira destacou que a resistência será fundamental para os participantes da categoria Endurance, na segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST. O piloto de Campinas, que formou dupla com seu filho Erik, ficou em terceiro lugar na etapa de abertura. O objetivo agora é buscar a primeira posição, nas disputas que serão realizadas nos dias 29 e 30 deste mês, na Represa Billings, no Tahiti Náutica Club, em Ribeirão Pires, na Grande São Paulo.

Teixeira lembra que na primeira etapa, realizada no final de maio, no mesmo local, terminou em terceiro lugar na categoria Supercourse Turbo GP e mesma posição na Endurance, que formou dupla com o filho. “No final da prova tivemos problema com nosso equipamento. A expectativa é que corra tudo bem nessa segunda etapa, para obtermos melhor posição. A categoria Endurance exige muita resistência dos pilotos, é uma prova difícil, com três horas de duração. Além disso, a maioria das equipes compete com três pilotos no revezamento, enquanto eu vou com meu filho, o que aumenta o desgaste físico”, argumentou.

Para tentar chegar a vitória na segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST, Teixeira considera fundamental muito treino e resistência para enfrentar três horas de prova. Para ele, a sorte também é necessária, torcendo para que o equipamento não apresente problema.

Em relação a Represa Billings o piloto de Campinas explicou que ela tem uma área grande para o evento, entretanto em razão da altitude, todos os equipamentos têm um desempenho menor. “Os pilotos serão mais exigidos pela época do ano geralmente com baixa temperatura que costuma ser registrada no Tahiti Náutica Club. Certamente teremos boas disputas, pelo que observamos na primeira etapa e também no Campeonato Brasileirro”, acrescentou.

Na avaliação de Gildo Teixeira a maioria dos equipamentos utilizados pelas equipes nesta temporada está superior aos de 2016. Inclusive ele e o filho Erik estão utilizado Yamaha GP 1800, modelo mais moderno e potente que os equipamentos que disputaram as competições no ano passado.

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NOTICIAS DOS ESTADOS UNIDOS

 

SilverHook to attempt USA-Cuba Speed Record

 

Key West to Havana - August 17, 2017
- Nigel Hook and the crew of SilverHook are having a two-for-one world speed record attempt on August 17.

That's the day that Captain Hook has chosen to try to set two speed records in what is considered the most technically-advanced offshore monohull race boat in the world. The first objective is a one-way speed record from a point just off the Florida Keys in the southern United States to Havana, Cuba.

If that record is established, then part two will be an equally-fast or faster return trip and a two-way record. Should SilverHook fail to break the one-way record and the mechanical/technical problems are fixable in the water then the return trip record attempt will still be mounted. 

On the morning of August 17, the Lucas Oil Speed Record attempt will begin at 6:30 a.m. EDT in Mallory Square (Key West). The timer starting the record attempt will be triggered just south of Sunset Key and will stop when SilverHook reaches the channel marker in front of El Morro Castle in Havana, Cuba (Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro). Following a brief celebration hosted by the Hemingway International Yacht Club, the return leg will be straight back to Key West, hopefully producing the reverse, round-trip world record.

The sanctioned record of 6 hours was set in 1922 by a boat piloted by motor racing Hall of Fame member Gar Wood. Wood was an American inventor, entrepreneur, motor boat builder and racer who held the world water speed record on several occasions. He was the first man to travel over 100 miles per hour on water.

In 2015 the ocean racer Apache set an unsanctioned time of 1 hour and 51 minutes.

This USA-Cuba record attempt is a tremendous challenge for the SilverHook, which given the expected wave conditions should exceed 125mph. The boat is 48 feet long, weighs over 13,000 pounds powered by two Mercury Racing engines producing a combined 3,100 horsepower and a top speed of nearly 168 miles per hour in calm conditions. The powerboat telemetry has been radically updated from its normal Superboat unlimited configuration.

SilverHook's course will take it 102 miles across the Florida current that flows between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The current is at its strongest in July and August and that resistance will force SilverHook to travel about 110 miles on its record attempt.

The Florida current also is a treacherous body of water that has been the graveyard of many ships through the ages. Depending on wave height, visibility can be poor at high speeds, with the monohull diving down and through waves rather than skipping over the surface. Waves can run from 3 to 30 feet high and constant vigilance by the helicopter spotters is needed to avoid other ships or floating debris such as tree trunks and oil barrels.

SilverHook's main sponsors include Lucas Oil, IBM Watson IoT, Globecomm, Ingram Micro and Inmarsat. This attempt will be conducted under the sanction of the UIM (Union International Motonautique), the APBA (American Power Boat Association), Powerboat P1-USA and the Hemingway International Yacht Club in Cuba.

SilverHook is owned and captained by transplanted Englishman Nigel Hook, who will be controlling the throttles and telemetry on the record attempt. Hook is a 30-year veteran of international powerboat racing and has won three World Championships, set three World Speed Records and earned membership in the APBA Hall of Champions. He currently races the 77 Lucas Oil SilverHook 48GP in the Superboat International unlimited class. His co-pilot and driver is fellow APBA inductee and powerboat veteran Jay Johnson.

 

EXTREME SAILING - ESPANHA

 

Second Spanish challenger announced for Extreme Sailing Series™ Barcelona line-up

 

Spanish-flagged wildcard Team Extreme has been confirmed as the eighth entry for the fourth stage of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™, as the regatta makes its debut in Barcelona from 20 – 23 July.
 
The second wildcard to be announced, following the entry of FNOB Impulse, will be headed up by Olympian and Extreme Sailing Series veteran Mitch Booth; co-creator of the Extreme 40, the original catamaran used in the Series.

“It will be a pleasure to come back to the Extreme Sailing Series in Barcelona, so close to my home,” said Booth, who lives in Catalonia and has competed numerous times in the Stadium Racing Series, the last being in 2015 as co-skipper of Team Turx.

“I am really looking forward to racing in some of the finest conditions in the Mediterranean against some of the best-known faces of the Extreme Sailing Series, including some of the greatest sailors in the world."

The wildcard is funded by the Calafell Municipality, a coastal Catalan town in the province of Tarragona, that has a growing catamaran sailing academy focussed on developing high-performance sailors.

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EXTREME SAILING - ESPANHA

 

Second Spanish challenger announced for Extreme Sailing Series™ Barcelona line-up

Spanish-flagged wildcard Team Extreme has been confirmed as the eighth entry for the fourth stage of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™, as the regatta makes its debut in Barcelona from 20 – 23 July.

The second wildcard to be announced, following the entry of FNOB Impulse, will be headed up by Olympian and Extreme Sailing Series veteran Mitch Booth; co-creator of the Extreme 40, the original catamaran used in the Series.

"It will be a pleasure to come back to the Extreme Sailing Series in Barcelona, so close to my home," said Booth, who lives in Catalonia and has competed numerous times in the Stadium Racing Series, the last being in 2015 as co-skipper of Team Turx.

"Especially as it is the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Olympics, where I competed in the Tornado class and won a bronze medal," added Booth, who has dual nationality and has represented both Australia and the Netherlands in four Olympic campaigns, also taking silver in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in Savannah.

"I am really looking forward to racing in some of the finest conditions in the Mediterranean against some of the best-known faces of the Extreme Sailing Series, including some of the greatest sailors in the world."

The wildcard is funded by the Calafell Municipality, a coastal Catalan town in the province of Tarragona, that has a growing catamaran sailing academy focussed on developing high-performance sailors.

Booth will be accompanied by Spaniard Alberto Torné, the president of the Hobie Cat Company in Spain and an accomplished F18 sailor.

"We're very happy to be part of the Extreme Sailing Series in Barcelona and for the support and sponsorship of the Calafell Municipality, at a time when the town is becoming a reference for multihull sailing through the town's sailing school," said Torné, who makes his debut in the Extreme Sailing Series as tactician and trimmer.

"Our participation in this Act will give us visibility as we aim to get a full Extreme Sailing Series team lined up for the 2018 season."

Booth and Torné will be accompanied by a solid crew of experienced multihull sailors, including F18 ace Jordi Sánchez, and Jordi Booth, the son of Mitch Booth, an experienced Nacra and F18 sailor who has previously competed in the Series on the Extreme 40.

British sailor Tom Buggy, who has valuable experience in the Series having competed as part of many wildcard crews and as the only sailor to have raced since the introduction of the hydro-foiling GC32, rounds off the roster as trimmer.

Another of Mitch's sons, Rubén Booth, joins the team as a reserve, alongside Brit Freddie White and fellow Spaniard Joan Costa.

Act 4 commences this Thursday, 20 July, with the Flying Phantom Series opening the show from 10:00 UTC+2 onwards, followed by GC32 Stadium Racing from 15:00 – 18:00 UTC+2.

Fans can follow the racing remotely via the live blog from 15:00 – 18:00 UTC+2 on 20 and 21 July, and watch live on the official Facebook and YouTube channels from 15:00 – 18:00 UTC+2 on Saturday 22 and from 14:00 – 17:00 UTC+2 on Sunday 23 July.

The free entry public Race Village will be located in front of the impressive structure of the W Barcelona hotel on the Plaça Rosa dels Vents in the Barceloneta neighbourhood, open daily from 10:00 – 19:00 UTC+2, and offers front row seats for the action along with other on shore entertainment.

For those looking for a more unique experience, the Extreme Sailing Series offers a range of VIP packages, which include the opportunity to race on board a GC32 catamaran. More information can be found on the VIP tickets page.

Team Extreme (ESP) crew line-up for Act 4, Barcelona
Skipper/helm: Mitch Booth (AUS)
Tactician/trimmer: Alberto Torné (ESP)
Mainsail trimmer: Jordi Sánchez (ESP)
Foil trimmer: Jordi Booth (ESP)
Trimmer: Tom Buggy (GBR)
Reserve: Freddie White (GBR)
Reserve: Rubén Booth (ESP)
Reserve: Joan Costa (ESP)


 

 

 

 

EXTREME SAILING - ESPANHA

 

Extreme Sailing Series™ set for spectacular Barcelona debut

In one week’s time the Extreme Sailing Series™ will make its debut in the iconic capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, Barcelona, for the fourth stage of the 2017 season.
 
The international fleet of GC32s will be bolstered by Spanish-flagged wildcard entry FNOB Impulse, skippered by local Olympian Jordi Xammar, as it races off the shore of the Race Village located next to the W Barcelona hotel in the Barceloneta area from 20 – 23 July.
 
Following its crowd-pleasing inauguration at Act 3 in Madeira Islands two weeks ago, the Flying Phantom Series returns as part of the on-water line-up, alongside the GC32 Stadium Racing.

The previous Act saw SAP Extreme Sailing Team take its second win of 2017, however Swiss-flagged Alinghi remains one point ahead on the season leaderboard and co-skipper Arnaud Psarofaghis has faith in his team’s ability to maintain its top spot as the Series heads into its halfway stage.

“It’s really good to be going to Spain, and it will be really exciting to compete in a new venue. It will be the first time that I’ve raced in Barcelona, but we have Nicolas Charbonnier on the team who sailed for a few days in Barcelona during his 470 Olympic campaign,” added Psarofaghis, whose crew is made up of some of Switzerland and France’s finest sailing talent.

 

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JET SKI NO BRASIL

 

JEFERSON GOMES DISPUTARÁ EM PRATICAMENTE

TODAS AS CATEGORIAS NO JET SPORTS CONTEST

O piloto paulistano, que conquistou no mês passado, quatro títulos no Brasileiro de Jet Sports, é um dos destaques da segunda etapa da disputa, que será realizada nos dias 29 e 30 deste mês, no Tahiti Náutica Club, em Ribeirão Pires (SP).

 

O paulistano Jeferson Gomes disputará praticamente todas as categorias na segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST, que será realizada nos dias 29 e 30 deste mês. O evento acontecerá no Tahiti Náutica Club, em Ribeirão Pires, na Grande São Paulo, reunindo pilotos de diversos Estados e convidados internacionais.

Gomes chega motivado para a disputa, pois além de ter vencido a Arrancada Turbo, na primeira etapa realizada no final de maio, conquistou quatro títulos no 30º CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO DE JET SPORTS, disputado em junho, na cidade mineira de Boa Esperança. “De uma maneira geral, na primeira etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST, os resultados foram bons dentro do formato da prova e fiquei muito contente com as quatro conquistas no Brasileiro. Estou me preparando para essa segunda etapa e pretendo disputar praticamente todas as categorias”, destacou.

O piloto de São Paulo adiantou que em relação ao equipamento pode ter alguma novidade. “Meu preparador Fabinho, sempre que tem alguma coisa nova, me atualiza para as mudanças. De uma maneira geral, os equipamentos têm respondido bem, durante as disputas”, acrescentou.

A segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST será realizada na Represa Billings, dentro do Tahiti Náutica Club, que Gomes considera um bom local, bastante acolhedor. “Para mim é ótimo, pois estou praticamente em casa, uma vez que moro na capital. Não ter de se preocupar com viagem, já ajuda bastante”, argumentou.

Jeferson Gomes ressaltou que a cada campeonato e etapas de competições, surgem pilotos novos, que esse inclusive é o objetivo do JET SPORTS CONTEST fazendo com que a modalidade fique mais competitiva.

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EXTREME SAILING - ESPANHA

 

Extreme Sailing Series™ set for spectacular Barcelona debut

In one week's time the Extreme Sailing Series™ will make its debut in the iconic capital of Spain's Catalonia region, Barcelona, for the fourth stage of the 2017 season.

The international fleet of GC32s will be bolstered by Spanish-flagged wildcard entry FNOB Impulse, skippered by local Olympian Jordi Xammar, as it races off the shore of the

Race Village located next to the W Barcelona hotel in the Barceloneta area from 20 – 23 July.

Following its crowd-pleasing inauguration at Act 3 in Madeira Islands two weeks ago, the Flying Phantom Series returns as part of the on-water line-up, alongside the GC32 Stadium Racing.

The previous Act saw SAP Extreme Sailing Team take its second win of 2017, however Swiss-flagged Alinghi remains one point ahead on the season leaderboard and co-skipper Arnaud Psarofaghis has faith in his team's ability to maintain its top spot as the Series heads into its halfway stage.

"We feel confident that we can beat SAP Extreme Sailing Team in Barcelona and get some more points on the leaderboard," said Psarofaghis.

"It's really good to be going to Spain, and it will be really exciting to compete in a new venue. It will be the first time that I've raced in Barcelona, but we have Nicolas Charbonnier on the team who sailed for a few days in Barcelona during his 470 Olympic campaign," added Psarofaghis, whose crew is made up of some of Switzerland and France's finest sailing talent.

Co-skipper of SAP Extreme Sailing Team, Rasmus Køstner is also confident that the Danish-flagged squad can repeat its success in Madeira Islands.

"When you have done it once you can do it again, but we know that there will be a lot of teams fighting even harder in Barcelona for the top spot. All we can do is keep improving our game and focus on the what we believe are the most important elements."

Oman Air rounds off the 2017 leaderboard in third, having consistently placed third at every Act so far, with 2016 World Match Racing Tour champion Phil Robertson at the helm.

For Red Bull Sailing Team's skipper, four-time Olympian Roman Hagara, the Spanish venue is significant as he competed there during the 1992 Olympics, 25 years ago this summer.

"What a location! We can't wait to race in Barcelona and I am sure that we will have thousands of people watching the racing from the shore," said Hagara, whose team is yet to finish on the podium this season and currently sits in fourth overall.

"Our goal is clear; to finish in the top three," he added.

The racing will take place in open water just metres from the shore, providing a spectacular stadium-style show for on-shore spectators but also allowing the world-class crews to fully harness the power of the hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans.

"We are looking forward to sailing in Barcelona; a great venue where we can stretch our wings a bit more," said Graeme Sutherland, co-skipper of NZ Extreme Sailing Team, which is currently sixth overall, two points shy of fifth placed Land Rover BAR Academy.

"Our coach Rod Davis won a silver medal during the 1992 Olympic Games in these waters so we will be digging up all his old notes to provide some insights into the venue," added Sutherland.

The local wildcard entry FNOB Impulse is headed up by Barcelona born Jordi Xammar, who is accompanied by a stellar line-up of Spanish sailors who all recently competed in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America's Cup.

The free entry public Race Village will be located in front of the impressive structure of the W Barcelona hotel on the Plaça Rosa dels Vents in the Barceloneta neighbourhood and is open daily from 10:00 – 19:00 UTC+2, offering front row seats for the action along with other on shore entertainment.

For those looking for a more unique experience, the Extreme Sailing Series offers a range of VIP packages, which include the opportunity to race on board a GC32 catamaran. More information can be found on the VIP tickets page.

Fans can follow the racing remotely via the live blog from 15:00 – 18:00 UTC+2 on 20 and 21 July, and watch live on the official Facebook and YouTube channels from 15:00 – 18:00 UTC+2 on Saturday 22 and from 14:00 – 17:00 UTC+2 on Sunday 23 July.

Crew line-up for 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 4, Barcelona, Spain

Alinghi (SUI)
Co-skipper/helm: Arnaud Psarofaghis (SUI)
Tactician/mainsail trimmer: Nicolas Charbonnier (FRA)
Headsail trimmer: Nils Frei (SUI)
Bowman: Yves Detrey (SUI)
Floater/foil trimmer: Timothé Lapauw (FRA)

FNOB Impulse (ESP) - Wildcard
Skipper/helm: Jordi Xammar (ESP)
Mainsail trimmer: Joan Cardona (ESP)
Trimmer: Luis Bugallo (ESP)
Bowman: Kevin Cabrera (ESP)
Foil trimmer/floater: Florian Trittel (ESP)

Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR)
Skipper/bowman: Rob Bunce (GBR)
Helm: Chris Taylor (GBR)
Mainsail trimmer: Sam Batten (GBR)
Headsail trimmer: Oli Greber (GBR)
Floater: Adam Kay (GBR)

NZ Extreme Sailing Team (NZL)
Co-skipper/helm: Chris Steele (NZL)
Co-skipper/mainsail trimmer: Graeme Sutherland (NZL)
Headsail trimmer: Harry Hull (NZL)
Foil trimmer: Josh Salthouse (NZL)
Bowman: Mike Bullot (NZL)
Reserve: Aaron Hume-Merry (NZL)

Oman Air (OMA)
Skipper/helm: Phil Robertson (NZL)
Mainsail trimmer: Pete Greenhalgh (GBR)
Headsail trimmer: Ed Smyth (NZL/AUS)
Bowman: James Wierzbowski (AUS)
Bowman: Nasser Al Mashari (OMA)

Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT)
Skipper/helm: Roman Hagara (AUT)
Tactician: Hans Peter Steinacher (AUT)
Mainsail trimmer: Stewart Dodson (NZL)
Headsail trimmer: Adam Piggott (GBR)
Bowman: Will Tiller (NZL)

SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN)
Co-skipper/coach: Jes Gram-Hansen (DEN)
Co-skipper/tactician/mainsail trimmer: Rasmus Køstner (DEN)
Helm: Adam Minoprio (NZL)
Headsail trimmer: Pierluigi de Felice (ITA)
Bowman: Richard Mason (GBR)
Trim assist/grinder: Mads Emil Stephensen (DEN)

2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ overall standings

Position / Team / Points

1st Alinghi (SUI) 34 points.
2nd SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) 33 points.
3rd Oman Air (OMA) 30 points.
4th Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 26 points.
5th Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR) 25 points.
6th NZ Extreme Sailing Team (NZL) 23 points.

Crew line-up for 2017 Flying Phantom Series Barcelona

Back to Basics (FRA)
Bruno Marais (FRA) / Max Billaux (FRA)
Culture Foil (FRA)
Eric Peron (FRA) / Théo Constance (FRA)
Cup Legend (FRA)
Tim Mourniac (FRA) / Pierre-Yves Durand (FRA)
EVO Visian ICL (GER)
Raphael Neuhann (GER) / Elias Neuhann (GER)
Flying Frogs (FRA)
Gwénolé Gahinet (FRA) / Arnaud Vasseur (FRA)
Lupe Tortilla (USA)
John Tomko (USA) / Jonathan Atwood (USA)
Masterlan (CZE)
David Krizek (CZE) / Milan Harmacek (CZE)
Oman Sail (OMA)
Thomas Normand (FRA) / Ahmed Al Hasani (OMA)
Red Bill II (FRA)
Dominique Pichon (FRA) / David Mirabel (FRA)
Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT)
Thomas Zajac (AUT) / Antoine Joubert (FRA)
Solidaires en Peloton (FRA)
Thibaut Vauchel-Camus (FRA) / Tom Laperche (FRA)
UON (POR)
Jose Caldeira (POR) / Helder Basilio (POR)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXTREME SAILING - ESPANHA

 

Local wildcard FNOB Impulse to compete in Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 4, Barcelona

Spanish-flagged wildcard entry FNOB Impulse will join the six regular crews on the start line in Barcelona for the fourth Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™, from 20 – 23 July.

Skipper and helm Jordi Xammar is joined by a full line-up of talented Spaniards, all of whom competed in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup last month as part of Spanish Impulse by Iberostar, which placed sixth, and who collectively boast 12 World Championship titles.

"It will be very special for us to compete on home waters in the Extreme Sailing Series, alongside such experienced sailors," said Xammar, who was born in Barcelona.

"This is a great opportunity that gives the project continuity, having just competed in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup. This will be the highest-level regatta that we've ever raced in, against some of the most iconic names in professional sailing.

"Our team is formed by the best young sailing talent in Spain. We're all campaigning for the 2020 Olympic Games, so to race in Barcelona during the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Olympics, which took place before any of us were born, will be an inspiration," added Xammar, who came 12th in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the 470 class and is currently racing at the 470 World Championship in Greece.

"We are delighted to welcome FNOB Impulse to compete in the Extreme Sailing Series as the event debuts in Barcelona, and we are particularly excited to have a local team made up of the best Spanish sailing talent," said Extreme Sailing Series Event Director, Andy Tourell.

"The Series offers the young team a logical progression from the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, providing a high-performance professional platform on which it can compete against extremely experienced and accomplished sailors, honing the skills that it developed in Bermuda."

The Spanish syndicate is supported by the Act Host Venue Partner Fundació Navegació Oceànica de Barcelona (FNOB), as well as local Barcelona based companies; Panasonic, Pierre & Vacances, Factorenergia and Sequra.

Xosé-Carlos Fernández, General Director of FNOB commented: "For the Fundació Navegació Oceànica de Barcelona it is a privilege to bring the Extreme Sailing Series home. As the Host Venue Partner to the Barcelona Act, we reinforce our original task started in 2004 to make Barcelona a benchmark in international sailing.

"It is an honour to welcome a local team representing our foundation that includes some of the best talent from the country who have participated successfully in some of the most prestigious competitions around the world.

"The Extreme Sailing Series will take place in Barcelona annually over the next four years at the same location where the Barcelona World Race starts every four years" added Fernández.

On mainsail trim is talented Laser sailor Joan Cardona. Also born in Barcelona, Cardona won silver in the Laser Under-19 World Championship in 2016, just one of many accomplishments in the class. Luis Bugallo, whose experience comes mainly from the cruising Platu25 class, competes as trimmer.

Bowman Kevin Cabrera is also one of the top sailors in the Laser class, with multiple world, European and national podiums to his name. Florian Trittel, a three-time world champion in the pre-Olympic 29er class, rounds off the roster as foil trimmer and floater.

The local syndicate will take to the water as part of the seven-strong international fleet from 20 – 23 July in Barcelona, with the GC32 Stadium Racing scheduled to start at 15:00 UTC+2.

The free entry public Race Village will be located in front of the impressive structure of the W Barcelona hotel on the Plaça Rosa dels Vents in the Barceloneta neighbourhood and is open daily from 10:00 – 19:00 UTC+2, offering front row seats for the action along with other on shore entertainment.

Fans can follow the racing remotely via the live blog from 15:00 – 18:00 UTC+2 on 20 and 21 July, and watch live on the official Facebook and YouTube channels from 15:00 – 18:00 UTC+2 on Saturday 22 and from 14:00 – 17:00 UTC+2 on Sunday 23 July.

For full details of timings and more information about the event, visit the official website.

FNOB Impulse (ESP) crew line-up for Act 4, Barcelona
Skipper/helm: Jordi Xammar (ESP)
Mainsail trimmer: Joan Cardona (ESP)
Trimmer: Luis Bugallo (ESP)
Bowman: Kevin Cabrera (ESP)
Foil trimmer/floater: Florian Trittel (ESP)


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ dates and venues
Act 1, Muscat, Oman - 8 - 11 March
Act 2, Qingdao, China - 28 April - 1 May
Act 3, Madeira Islands, Portugal - 29 June - 2 July
Act 4, Barcelona, Spain - 20 - 23 July
Act 5, Hamburg, Germany - 10 - 13 August
Act 6, Cardiff, UK - 25 - 28 August
Act 7, San Diego, USA - 19 - 22 October
Act 8, Los Cabos, Mexico, presented by SAP - 30 November - 3 December

Extreme Sailing Series™

Established in 2007, the Extreme Sailing Series is the original 'stadium-style' racing circuit designed for spectators, delivering high-performance action close to shore, attracting some of the world's best sailors racing hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans on short courses around the globe. The Extreme Sailing Series™ also delivers a unique and bespoke VIP experience, putting guests on board the boats during the races, right at the heart of the action. Fans around the world follow the action via the free live online streaming and the live TV coverage.

2017 sees the Series continue to develop its global media reach and enhance its TV product with new distribution partner IMG and new host broadcaster Red Handed. IMG, the world's largest distributor of sports programmes, leads the distribution strategy ensuring that the Series engages not only with fans onsite, but also with those following around the world. With a renewed focus on creating quality content for both a digital and traditional media world, Red Handed provides coverage of the event through digital features, live coverage and an eight-part TV series distributed to broadcasters worldwide, offering an attractive proposition to the circuit's partners. For more information about our partners click here.

Continuing to innovate and diversify the on-water action, the Flying Phantom Series has been added to the foiling line-up at the European Acts of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series, providing a developmental pathway for multihull sailors and broadening the offering to fans, media and commercial partners.

The Extreme Sailing Series has been granted "Special Event Status" by World Sailing, the sport's governing body, and is a strong supporter of promoting sailing in to new markets and to new audiences.

 

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Extreme Sailing Series™ goes green in Madeira with the help of Sailors for the Sea

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Madeira Islands has been awarded Clean Regatta Gold Level certification by Sailors for the Sea.

The Cascais based charity partnered with the ultimate Stadium Racing championship for the Portuguese Act, in a joint effort to highlight the campaign to save our oceans.

By implementing some important changes to the set-up of the event, as well as running an educational programme that included talks and challenges for the sailors and guests, the Series achieved the second highest level of certification.

"We are thrilled to receive this award from Sailors for the Sea," said Extreme Sailing Series Event Director Andy Tourell. "As a global event, we have a responsibility to become more sustainable, and as a sailing regatta the issue of the health of our oceans is close to the heart of every member of our team. The threats to the health of our oceans are real and immediate, and their future is in our hands.

"It is a pleasure to work in collaboration with Sailors for the Sea to continually seek to improve our own practices, and to communicate and inspire change on a global scale. We can't afford not to.

"We are fully committed to becoming more sustainable and look forward to continuing the practices we implemented here in Madeira as we carry on our global tour, ultimately striving to reach the platinum level of certification," added Tourell.

This is not the first time that the regatta has teamed up with Sailors for the Sea. In Lisbon last season, volunteers joined the sailors and members of the event team to take part in a beach clean, with the event achieving Silver certification in the Clean Regattas programme.

"To work with Extreme Sailing Series and with OC Sport again meant a lot to Sailors for the Sea," said Bernardo Corrêa de Barros, President of the charity. "First of all, it was an honour to work with the best. Second of all, it was a continuation of the job done in 2016 in Lisbon, where we made some really significant changes to the practices of the organisation, the teams and the staff.

"Our ambition is to be a worldwide reference for ocean sustainability issues," explained Corrêa de Barros. "Every event that operates on the ocean should understand, like the Extreme Sailing Series has, that it creates an impact on the ocean and that it is possible to reduce that impact.

"If we don't take action right now, by 2050 we will have as much plastic in the ocean as there are fish," added Corrêa de Barros, who founded the charity in 2014.

For the Madeira event, there was a focus on education. As well as giving talks to the sailors and guests about ocean health, including tips on how each individual can make small changes that will make a big difference, the world-class racing teams were challenged to create a video on the subject of sustainability.

NZ Extreme Sailing Team was announced winner of the 'Green Team' trophy for its efforts in the video challenge, but also for its overall approach to sustainability and its environmentally friendly practices.

For Corrêa de Barros, the involvement and cooperation of large-scale events like the Extreme Sailing Series is vital in promoting the work of his charity and in changing attitudes on a global scale.

"Events like the Extreme Sailing Series have tremendous communication, hundreds of reporters, and thousands of people attending," explained Corrêa de Barros. "Above all that, they have international personalities like the sailors who, with their voice, can reach the world.

"We also involve the population of the host venue, shaping the minds of everybody that visits the venue of the event," he added. "Together we can spread the message of ocean sustainability."

To achieve Gold in the Clean Regattas programme, the Extreme Sailing Series event team minimised the environmental impact of the event in a number of ways:

  • Reduced the use of single-use plastic water bottles.
  • Provided water refilling stations for re-fillable bottles.
  • Met a ratio 1:1 of recycling and landfill bins.
  • Promoted the Clean Regattas programme through public engagement.
  • Reduced the use of paper.
  • Offered sustainable food options for staff and guests.
  • Was trash free; with volunteers and staff litter picking throughout the event in the public Race Village.
  • Provided re-usable dinnerware, with a 100% elimination of single use dinnerware and straws.
  • Encouraged and facilitated the use of alternative transport; cycling, walking, public transport and car-pooling.
  • Used fuel-efficient RIBs.

For more information about how you can make a change and join the campaign to save our oceans, visit the official website of Sailors for the Sea.

Find out more about the upcoming Extreme Sailing Series Barcelona event on the official website.

Be the change you want to sea.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JET SKI NO BRASIL

 

ALTERAÇÃO NA DATA DA SEGUNDA

ETAPA DO JET SPORTS CONTEST

O evento que estava previsto para os dias 22 e 23, foi transferido para 29 e 30 deste mês, no Tahiti Náutica Clube, em Ribeirão Pires (SP).

 

A segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST, que seria realizada nos dias 22 e 23 foi transferida para 29 e 30 deste mês, a partir das 10 horas, na Represa Billings, no Tahiti Náutica Club, em Ribeirão Pires (SP). Com isso os competidores ganharam mais uma semana de preparação e a expectativa é da presença de um número ainda maior de pilotos na disputa.

Luiz Marcelo Teixeira (Pardal), presidente da Associação Brasileira de Jet Ski – BJSA, explicou o motivo da alteração. “Para nós realizarmos o evento, precisamos de apoio da equipe da Prefeitura Municipal de Ribeirão Pires. Nos dias 22 e 23, serão realizados outros dois eventos na cidade e, não teriam condições de nos dar a retaguarda necessária. Por isso, solicitaram a alteração e nós concordamos. Nos dias 29 e 30 teremos muitas emoções e disputas acirradas no Tahiti Náutica Clube”, prevê o dirigente.

Além das categorias realizadas na primeira etapa, agora o JET SPORTS CONTEST terá baterias exclusivas entre os Jets Spartk. É um modelo de grande popularidade, porém, com poucos adeptose o objetivo será incrementar a categoria. As demais categorias são as seguintes: Ski Aspirado GP, Supercourse Aspirado até 1100 cc, Supercourse Aspirado acima de 1100 cc, Supercourse Turbo GP, Arrancada Aspirado acima de 1100 cc, Arrancada Turbo. Endurance Aspirado até 1100cc, Endurance Aspirado acima de 1100 cc e Endurance Turbo GP.

Com a modificação os pilotos têm agora quatro semanas de preparação e acerto dos equipamentos para a disputa. A expectativa é que competidores que não participaram da etapa de abertura, entrem na disputa. O JET SPORTS CONTEST deve contar com as presenças de representantes dos Estados de São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Goiás, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Santa Catarina, além do Distrito Federal e convidados internacionais do Uruguai, Paraguai e Bolívia.

O JET SPORTS CONTEST é uma realização da BJSA – ASSOCIAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE JET SKI, com produção da CPM7 FULL PROMOTION, apoio da PREFEITURA DE RIBEIRÃO PIRES, DA SECRETARIA DE TURISMO E DESENOVLVIMENTO ECONÔMICO, NATURAL RACING, RADICAL JET WORLD, JETCO, CASARINI, GLOBOJET, ARIELTEK E REVISTA BOAT SHOPPING, além do apoio esportivo do TAHITI NÁUTICA CLUB.ab25 Copy

 

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SAP Extreme Sailing Team takes its second Act win of the season in Madeira Islands

It all came down to the final nail-biting double-points race of Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Madeira Islands, which went the way of Danish-flagged SAP Extreme Sailing Team.
 
Alinghi fought back to take second from Oman Air, but was not able to do enough to catch SAP Extreme Sailing Team. The Swiss syndicate finishes second and Oman Air makes up the podium in third.
 
“It was extremely stressful out there. The wind was shiftier than the first two days,” said Adam Minoprio, helm of SAP Extreme Sailing Team. “At one point we were last at the first mark and then we managed to be first at the bottom. Then in the last race, the opposite.
 
“It was incredibly stressful for us sailing and I’m sure it was stressful for everyone watching, but I’m very, very pleased to come away with a win,” added Minoprio.
 
It was a double victory for the Danes, who also take home the Zhik Speed Machine Trophy for the fastest team on the water, with insights from SAP, for hitting 24.5 knots in the Bay of Funchal.
 
Starting the day in third, Alinghi posted a string of good results, including two wins and two seconds, but was not able to put enough boats between itself and the leader to make a difference in the final race.

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VIDEO: Act 3, Madeira Islands, drew to a nail-biting close today following four days of thrilling action from the GC32s and the Flying Phantom Series. SAP Extreme Sailing Team led from day one, but not without having to fight off advances from Alinghi and Oman Air. Take a look back at some of the best moments. The international fleet reconvenes for Act 4, Barcelona, in less than three weeks.
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Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Madeira Islands, final standings, 21 races (02.07.17)
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DISPUTAS DA SEGUNDA ETAPA DO JET SPORTS CONTEST

ACONTECEM DIAS 22 E 23 DE JULHO, EM RIBEIRÃO PIRES

O evento será realizado, a partir das 10 horas, na Represa Billings, no Tahiti Náutica Club, com entrada gratuita do público.

 

As disputas da segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST serão realizadas nos dias 22 e 23 de julho, na Represa Billings, no Tahiti Náutica Clube, em Ribeirão Pires, na Grande São Paulo. O evento começará às 10 horas, com entrada gratuita do público.

O presidente da Associação Brasileira de Jet Ski – BJSA, Luiz Marcelo Teixeira (Pardal), organizadora do campeonato, acredita que essa segunda etapa deverá contar com um número maior de pilotos. “Trata-se de um formato novo de competição e até a realização da primeira etapa, nos dias 27 e 28 de maio, também no Tahiti Náutica Clube, não sabíamos como seria a receptividade por parte dos pilotos, os resultados técnicos. A primeira etapa foi um sucesso, com a presença de competidores novos e experientes, de vários estados e até do exterior. Muitos estrearam equipamentos novos, do que existe de mais moderno no mercado e o nível técnico da disputa foi muito bom e nos entusiasmou”, argumentou.

O dirigente lembrou que há cerca de 10 dias foi realizada SUPER ETAPA DO 30º CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO DE JET SPORTS, em Boa Esperança (MG), com disputas acirradas, alto nível técnico, tudo acompanhado por um público fantástico. “Depois do que nós vimos na Represa de Furnas, nos encheu ainda mais de motivação para essa segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST. Já estamos conversando com outras cidades para realizar mais etapas até o final desse ano”, acrescentou.

Devem participar dessa segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST, pilotos dos Estados de São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Goiás, além do Distrito Federal. Também convidados internacionais do Uruguai, Paraguai e Argentina.

As categorias em disputas são as seguintes: Ski Aspirado GP, Supercourse Aspirado até 1100 cc, Supercourse Aspirado acima de 1100 cc, Supercourse Turbo GP, Arrancada Aspirado acima de 1100 cc, Arrancada Turbo. Endurance Aspirado até 1100cc, Endurance Aspirado acima de 1100 cc e Endurance Turbo GP. De acordo com Pardal, a partir desta etapa serão realizadas baterias exclusivas entre os Jets Spark. “Trata-se de um modelo que tem grande popularidade e poucos adeptos. O objetivo com a disputa do JET SPORTS CONTEST é aumentar o número de competidores”, destacou.

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SAP Extreme Sailing Team takes its second Act win of the season in Madeira Islands

It all came down to the final nail-biting double-points race of Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Madeira Islands, which went the way of Danish-flagged SAP Extreme Sailing Team.

Alinghi fought back to take second from Oman Air, but was not able to do enough to catch SAP Extreme Sailing Team. The Swiss syndicate finishes second and Oman Air makes up the podium in third.


"It was extremely stressful out there. The wind was shiftier than the first two days,"
said Adam Minoprio, helm of SAP Extreme Sailing Team. "At one point we were last at the first mark and then we managed to be first at the bottom. Then in the last race, the opposite.

"It was incredibly stressful for us sailing and I'm sure it was stressful for everyone watching, but I'm very, very pleased to come away with a win," added Minoprio.

It was a double victory for the Danes, who also take home the Zhik Speed Machine Trophy for the fastest team on the water, with insights from SAP, for hitting 24.5 knots in the Bay of Funchal.

Starting the day in third, Alinghi posted a string of good results, including two wins and two seconds, but was not able to put enough boats between itself and the leader to make a difference in the final race.

"We secured second place overall so it was a really good day for us," said co-skipper and helm Arnaud Psarofaghis. "We had a really great battle with SAP Extreme Sailing Team the whole day and we could have almost beaten them in the last race but they were stronger than us, so we are really pleased with second place."

"Barcelona is another race and a new story, and we're really looking forward to that," added Psarofaghis, whose team will compete alongside the rest of the fleet in Act 4, Barcelona, in less than three weeks.

While that means two Act wins for SAP Extreme Sailing Team this season to Alinghi's single Act victory, the Swiss team remains ahead on points on the overall leaderboard.

Things had looked promising for Oman Air coming into the finale, however skipper Phil Robertson and his crew struggled in the six races, only managing three podiums.

"The three of us; SAP Extreme Sailing Team, Alinghi and our team were very, very tight, and were exchanging blows left, right and centre, and sometimes it wasn't paying off," said Pete Greenhalgh, mainsail trimmer for the Omani squad. "You're trying to slow someone down a little bit and hurt them and end up really hurting yourself, so we didn't quite get it right on a few occasions.

"We definitely wanted to win the event and finishing third is a disappointment, but the reality is that we weren't good enough to win. The fact that we were nicely in the mix we are happy with. I feel like our game has moved on but we've still got a bit to go," Greenhalgh added.

Red Bull Sailing Team had a strong come-back from yesterday's dramatic capsize, winning two races, including the final double-pointer.

"Definitely up and down with emotions," said Red Bull Sailing Team skipper Roman Hagara, whose shore crew finished repairs to the damaged boat just in time for it to be launched for racing this afternoon.

"Yesterday we had the capsize when the rudder came off, and then today not much time to sail before the racing started. In the end it worked out well. We had two race wins and won the final race. It was a good finish," added Hagara.

The Austrian-flagged syndicate moved up to take fourth from NZ Extreme Sailing Team, which struggled to match its form of the first half of the regatta and finished fifth.

"We're having a close battle right now with Red Bull Sailing Team," said NZ Extreme Sailing Team co-skipper Graeme Sutherland. "They're the next ones in our sights but I think the top three are sailing very consistently. They're hard guys to beat regularly but we do know we can do it and I think our time will come."

Land Rover BAR Academy pulled two podium finishes out of the bag on the final day, but the deficit was too much to change its fate. The Brits finish sixth, 19 points ahead of wildcard entry Team Extreme

In the Flying Phantom Series, Red Bull Sailing Team was crowned champion of the regatta, having been a clear leader since the beginning. The two-man crew included Jason Saunders and Thomas Zajac, who came fourth and third in the Nacra 17 class in the 2016 Rio Olympics respectively. The second and third spots went to the French, with Culture Foil 36 points behind the leaders and ZEPHIR by Idrewa a further 13 points back in third.

The international 12-strong fleet of Flying Phantoms, which joined the Extreme Sailing Series for the first time in Madeira, provided plenty of foiling entertainment for the crowds filling the free entry Race Village.

The event also marks an achievement for the Extreme Sailing Series, which was awarded the Gold certification by the Sailors for the Sea in its Clean Regatta programme, achieved by introducing a number of sustainable practices to reduce the environmental impact of the event. NZ Extreme Sailing Team was awarded the 'Green Team' trophy.

Act 4 of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series will take place in Barcelona, where the fleet will race from 20 – 23 July. Find out more about the event, including the VIP packages that are available, on the official event website.

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Madeira Islands standings after Day 4, 21 races (02.07.17)

Position / Team / Points

1st SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Rasmus Køstner, Adam Minoprio, Mads Emil Stephensen, Pierluigi de Felice, Nicolas Heintz 228 points.
2nd Alinghi (SUI) Arnaud Psarofaghis, Nicolas Charbonnier, Timothé Lapauw, Nils Frei, Yves Detrey 225 points.
3rd Oman Air (OMA) Phil Robertson, Pete Greenhalgh, James Wierzbowski, Ed Smyth, Nasser Al Mashari 220 points.
4th Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, Stewart Dodson, Shane Diviney, Sam Meech, Will Tiller 199 points.
5th NZ Extreme Sailing Team (NZL) Chris Steele, Graeme Sutherland, Harry Hull, Sam Meech, Josh Salthouse 195 points.
6th Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR) Rob Bunce, Owen Bowerman, Oli Greber, Will Alloway, Matt Brushwood 169 points.
7th Team Extreme (POR) Mariana Lobato, Olivia Mackay, Owen Siese, Peter Dill, Micah Wilkinson, Francesca Clapcich 150 points.

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017 overall standings

Position / Team / Points

1st Alinghi (SUI) 34 points.
2nd SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) 33 points.
3rd Oman Air (OMA) 30 points.
4th Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 26 points.
5th Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR) 25 points.
6th NZ Extreme Sailing Team (NZL) 23 points.

Flying Phantom Series Madeira Islands standings after 18 races

Position/Team/Points

1st Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 365 points
2nd Culture Foil (FRA) 329 points
3rd ZEPHIR by Idrewa (FRA) 316 points
4th Cup Legend (FRA) 312 points
5th Lupe Tortilla (USA) 296 points
6th Oman Sail (OMA) 276 points
7th Solidaires en Peloton (FRA) 267 points
8th EVO Visian ICL (DEU) 241 points
9th UON (POR) 234 points
10th Back to Basics (FRA) 227 points
11th Masterlan (CZE) 225 points
12th Red Bill II (FRA) 182 points


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Red Bull Sailing Team in dramatic capsize as SAP Extreme Sailing Team maintains lead on penultimate day of Act 3

Alinghi won the only race on day three of the third Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Madeira Islands.
 
However, the leaderboard remains unchanged, as shifty conditions and winds blowing from opposite directions prevented further racing. This leaves the rest of the fleet only tomorrow to catch current leader SAP Extreme Sailing Team.
 
Red Bull Sailing Team was unable to start the only race of the day because of damage sustained to its boat in a capsize before racing began.
 
The on-the-water safety team was at the scene within seconds to assist in the swift recovery of all the sailors, who were all unharmed.
 
“That was not really the plan,” said skipper Roman Hagara. “It was our first downwind leg with the kite and the foils up, then suddenly the rudder snapped and the boat turned and gybed on its own. So, not a good day.”
 
“We’ll work all night to try to sail in the finals tomorrow, but it doesn’t look good,” said skipper and helm Roman Hagara, whose team currently sit in fifth. “Our shore team is great and we will give everything we’ve got, but we’ll need some luck to finish in time.”

 

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Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Madeira Islands, standings after day 3, 15 races (01.07.17)
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SAP Extreme Sailing Team stays ahead but the battle heats up in Madeira Islands

SAP Extreme Sailing Team continued its impressive podium-finishing form on the second day of Stadium Racing in Madeira, further extending its lead in the third Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™.

Just behind them in the overall standings but sailing equally impressively was Phil Robertson’s Oman Air, which really hit its stride in perfect foiling conditions off Funchal, finishing first or second in each of the last six races. 

With Adam Minoprio doing the driving, SAP Extreme Sailing Team had to produce dynamite of their own to stay in front, with the Danish-flagged GC32 streaking away with six podiums altogether, including three race wins.

“It’s tricky out there but I think we definitely had some good races, and then it’s about trying to fight your way back in the ones where you miss the start or find yourselves a little bit lower in the fleet,” said co-skipper and tactician, Rasmus Køstner.

A fifth in the final race was the only blot on the scorecard for SAP Extreme Sailing Team, and Køstner is keen to figure out where it went wrong: “I think we started the day pretty well, but we’re not too happy with how we finished. We’re going to go away and take a good look at the SAP Sailing Analytics and see how we can get the later part of the day right.”

After a slow start Robertson and the boys on Oman Air had one of those dream days when everything they tried came off just as they wanted. The Omani syndicate matched SAP Extreme Sailing Team’s tally of wins and podiums but, with a big points gap going into the day, they still have work to do to catch the leaders.

“We had a really good afternoon, managing to pull it together towards the end,” said a delighted Robertson. “We managed to put a string of good races together and we got some more points, and that’s what’s important at this stage of the regatta.”

 

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SAP Extreme Sailing Team sneak ahead on opening day in Madeira Islands

SAP Extreme Sailing Team took an early lead on the opening day of Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, as the international fleet of seven GC32s raced against the stunning backdrop of the Madeira Islands capital, Funchal, in front of a packed Race Village.

The day began with the official press conference, which saw a great turn out from both national and international media.

Following six races in shifty conditions, it was the Danish team that was able to narrowly secure the victory, but with NZ Extreme Sailing Team hot on its heels. The Kiwi syndicate had sat at the top of the leader board for most of the day, before being pipped to the post in the final race. SAP Extreme Sailing Team head into day two with a narrow two-point buffer.

"It felt like a really good day out on the water overall," said SAP Extreme Sailing Team's helm Adam Minoprio, whose team pulled off a convincing comeback after a painful mistake in race one. "The first race we messed up massively as we misheard the course on the radio, and thought that we had two laps, but there was only one. We gave away a win in that race and had to take fourth, which is really frustrating as it's three points that could come back to hurt us on the last day.

"The rest of the day went really well for us. I'm really happy we were able to jump in, in those extremely tricky conditions, and be consistently at the top," he added.

It was the Kiwi team's consistency that secured its second-place finish, with co-skipper and helm Chris Steele steering his team to five podium finishes, including one bullet, out of six races.

"We're pretty stoked with our first day. We had no real disasters, so we're happy," said Steele. "It was pretty hectic as the breeze was really up and down and shifty. The starts were important and we had some good ones and some not so good ones, but there were plenty of passing lanes out there and the guys did a really good job of getting the boat round the track and picking the right sides of the course."

Alinghi, who won the Act in the Portuguese venue last season, finish the day in third, a further eight points behind NZ Extreme Sailing Team.

"Today was not so good for us but we have three days to go and at times today we sailed really well," said Arnaud Psarofaghis, co-skipper and helm of the Swiss team. "Everything is still on the table so we will see what happens tomorrow."

Phil Robertson's Oman Air had a mixed bag of results, including two wins, and just missed out on the podium due to a disqualification from the final race. Red Bull Sailing Team finish the day in fifth, 12 points off leader SAP Extreme Sailing Team.

Despite a strong start for Land Rover BAR Academy, which opened with a second and a third consecutively, the British squad was unable to maintain its form. It followed up with three fifths and a seventh to finish in sixth overall.

The Brits finished ten points ahead of last-placed Team Extreme, the local wildcard entry. Despite the results, Portuguese skipper Mariana Lobato remains positive: "The team is pretty young and we are still trying to adapt to each other. I think we actually improved a lot today. It's great to see how we can learn from each other"

The day also marked the start of the 2017 Flying Phantom Series. The 12-strong fleet of international crews took to the water ahead of the GC32 Stadium Racing to kick off the festival of foiling in Madeira.

Austrian-flagged Red Bull lead after seven races. French-flagged Cup Legend, who had previously won the warm-up event in La Baule, follow three points behind in second, with fellow French team, ZEPHIR by Idrewa, in third.

The action resumes tomorrow, with the Flying Phantom Series scheduled for a 10:00 UTC+1 start, followed by GC32 Stadium Racing from 14:00 – 17:00 UTC+1. Keep an eye on the official social media channels for regular updates and follow the racing via the live blog.

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Madeira Islands standings after day 1, 6 races (29.06.17)

Position / Team / Points

1st SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Rasmus Køstner, Adam Minoprio, Mads Emil Stephensen, Pierluigi de Felice, Nicolas Heintz 64 points.
2nd NZ Extreme Sailing Team (NZL) Chris Steele, Graeme Sutherland, Harry Hull, Sam Meech, Josh Salthouse 62 points.
3rd Alinghi (SUI) Arnaud Psarofaghis, Nicolas Charbonnier, Timothé Lapauw, Nils Frei, Yves Detrey 54 points.
4th Oman Air (OMA) Phil Robertson, Pete Greenhalgh, James Wierzbowski, Ed Smyth, Nasser Al Mashari 54 points.
5th Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, Stewart Dodson, Shane Diviney, Jason Saunders, Will Tiller 52 points.
6th Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR) Rob Bunce, Owen Bowerman, Will Alloway, Adam Kay, Oil Greber 51 points.
7th Team Extreme (POR) Mariana Lobato, Olivia Mackay, Owen Siese, Peter Dill, Micah Wilkinson, Francesca Clapcich 41 points.

Flying Phantom Series Madeira Islands standings after 7 races

Position/Team/Points

1st Red Bull 135 points
2nd Cup Legend 132 points
3rd ZEPHIR by Idrewa 118 points
4th Culture Foil 114 points
5th Solidaires en Peloton 109 points
6th UON 107 points
7th Oman Sail 98 points
8th Lupe Tortilla 95 points
9th EVO Visian ICL 87 points
10th Masterlan 83 points
11th Back to Basics 75 points
12th Red Bill II 64 points


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ dates and venues

Act 1, Muscat, Oman - 8 - 11 March
Act 2, Qingdao, China - 28 April - 1 May
Act 3, Madeira Islands, Portugal - 29 June - 2 July
Act 4, Barcelona, Spain - 20 - 23 July
Act 5, Hamburg, Germany - 10 - 13 August
Act 6, Cardiff, UK - 25 - 28 August
Act 7, San Diego, USA - 19 - 22 October
Act 8, Los Cabos, Mexico, presented by SAP - 30 November - 3 December

Extreme Sailing Series™

Established in 2007, the Extreme Sailing Series is the original 'stadium-style' racing circuit designed for spectators, delivering high-performance action close to shore, attracting some of the world's best sailors racing hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans on short courses around the globe. The Extreme Sailing Series™ also delivers a unique and bespoke VIP experience, putting guests on board the boats during the races, right at the heart of the action. Fans around the world follow the action via the free live online streaming and the live TV coverage.

2017 sees the Series continue to develop its global media reach and enhance its TV product with new distribution partner IMG and new host broadcaster Red Handed. IMG, the world's largest distributor of sports programmes, leads the distribution strategy ensuring that the Series engages not only with fans onsite, but also with those following around the world. With a renewed focus on creating quality content for both a digital and traditional media world, Red Handed provides coverage of the event through digital features, live coverage and an eight-part TV series distributed to broadcasters worldwide, offering an attractive proposition to the circuit's partners. For more information about our partners click here.

Continuing to innovate and diversify the on-water action, the Flying Phantom Series has been added to the foiling line-up at the European Acts of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series, providing a developmental pathway for multihull sailors and broadening the offering to fans, media and commercial partners.

The Extreme Sailing Series has been granted “Special Event Status" by World Sailing, the sport's governing body, and is a strong supporter of promoting sailing in to new markets and to new audiences.

 

TAÇA AMÉRICA

TAÇA AMÉRICA

 

 

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EXTREME SAILING NA MADEIRA

 

Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to the beautiful Madeira Islands

 

After a successful debut Act in 2016, the Extreme Sailing Series™ is ready to return to Madeira Islands for the third round of the 2017 season.

The fleet of seven super-fast GC32 catamarans, including wildcard Team Extreme skippered by Portugal's Olympic sailor Mariana Lobato, will race off the coast of the island's capital, Funchal, from 29 June – 2 July.

Alongside the main GC32 Stadium Racing action, for the first time in the Series' history, the Flying Phantom Series will take flight as part of the on-water line-up, promising a festival of foiling for locals and tourists that is not to be missed. Twelve two-man teams will compete in the first stage of their 2017 season, which will continue at each of the European Extreme Sailing Series Acts throughout the year.

The Extreme Sailing Series crews return to the field of battle following a two-month break since Act 2, Qingdao, China, where 2016 Swiss champion Alinghi took the regatta win and leap-frogged SAP Extreme Sailing Team to take the overall season lead. With the likelihood of some tactically testing lighter conditions in Madeira, Alinghi should benefit from its experience on Lake Geneva.

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Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017 overall standings

 

EXTREME SAILING - ESPANHA

 

Barcelona revealed as venue for the fourth Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™

The Extreme Sailing Series™ is set to return to Spain as Barcelona is announced as host for the fourth Act of the 2017 season, in a four-year deal with Host Venue Partner Fundación Navegación Oceánica Barcelona, FNOB.

The cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia, a major tourist destination and one of the world’s leading cultural and economic centres, is the final venue to be announced as part of the 2017 global tour.

From 20-23 July, Barcelona, where the 1992 Olympics were staged 25 years ago this summer, will become the fourth Olympic sailing venue to host the Series, alongside Qingdao, Rio and Sydney.

Andy Tourell, Event Director of the Extreme Sailing Series commented: “We are thrilled to return to Spain, and for the first time to Barcelona. The iconic Olympic city ticks many of the boxes we look for in our host cities, including excellent racing conditions, commercial interest and the ability to race close to the shore. 

“It is the perfect addition to our already exciting line-up of European venues and I have no doubt that over the next four years it will deliver some of the signature exhilarating racing the Series is famed for,” added Tourell.

The free entry public Race Village will be located in front of the impressive structure of the W Barcelona hotel on the Plaça Rosa dels Vents in the Barceloneta neighbourhood, the same location that the fleet of IMOCA 60s use to start and finish their epic voyage in the Barcelona World Race.

The Race Village will provide the perfect viewing arena for the racing, and will also offer a host of on-shore entertainment. Spectators can also watch the action for free from nearby Sant Sebastià, Barcelona’s longest beach. 

 

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Extreme Sailing Series™ sailors outshine competition in Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

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Land Rover BAR Academy’s superb win for Great Britain in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in Bermuda yesterday has rightly been praised by the sailing world, but nowhere more so than at OC Sport, the founder and organiser of the Extreme Sailing Series™.

The Land Rover BAR Academy squad, led by skipper Rob Bunce, pulled off a dramatic last gasp victory to beat New Zealand and Switzerland to the title. Bunce’s squad has been racing in the Extreme Sailing Series for the past two seasons and the experience it has gained in super-fast foiling catamarans has undoubtedly helped propel it to the title in Bermuda.

“Although the boats appear very different, they are actually sailed in very much the same way,” said Bunce, who acknowledged that the similarities between the Cup and the Extreme Sailing Series had helped his team get ahead of the game in Bermuda.

“The tight race courses and challenging venues of the Extreme Sailing Series mean that boat handling and decision making has to be spot on. I think the high-pressured environment it creates has put this team in very good stead,” he added.

 

EXTREME SAILING

 

Extreme Sailing Series™ sailors outshine competition in Red Bull Youth America's Cup

Land Rover BAR Academy's superb win for Great Britain in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup in Bermuda yesterday has rightly been praised by the sailing world, but nowhere more so than at OC Sport, the founder and organiser of the Extreme Sailing Series™.

The Land Rover BAR Academy squad, led by skipper Rob Bunce, pulled off a dramatic last gasp victory to beat New Zealand and Switzerland to the title. Bunce's squad has been racing in the Extreme Sailing Series for the past two seasons and the experience it has gained in super-fast foiling catamarans has undoubtedly helped propel it to the title in Bermuda.

"Although the boats appear very different, they are actually sailed in very much the same way," said Bunce, who acknowledged that the similarities between the Cup and the Extreme Sailing Series had helped his team get ahead of the game in Bermuda.

"The tight race courses and challenging venues of the Extreme Sailing Series mean that boat handling and decision making has to be spot on. I think the high-pressured environment it creates has put this team in very good stead," he added.

Extreme Sailing Series Event Director, Andy Tourell congratulated Bunce and his team. "Rob and his crew sailed a great regatta and we are absolutely delighted for them," he said.

Tourell added: "If you look at the teams that rose to the top in Bermuda over the past two weeks, they are the ones who have experience in our Series. That experience has given them invaluable skills in a professional racing circuit, where they have raced against some of the world's best. The Extreme Sailing Series is the only sailing platform around that gives sailors the opportunity to test their skills with so much racing."

The Extreme Sailing Series can see up to 40 races completed at each of the four-day Acts, meaning the sailors often compete in more races in just one day than are run across entire regattas.

"Whilst we have stretched the courses to optimise the performance profile of the GC32s, facilitating speeds of close to 40 knots, the tight, fast-paced Stadium Racing format still tests and allows the crews to hone their split-second decision making, faultless team dynamics and seamless manoeuvres, all things that are absolutely vital for success," explained Tourell

"The pressure is so great, which is ultimately what has enabled these sailors to develop their skills to be in the best position going into the Red Bull Youth America's Cup," he added.

The Brits were not the only squad showcasing their prowess and finely-tuned skills on the Great Sound in Bermuda. The two other podium finishers also featured faces who at various times have competed in the Extreme Sailing Series.

Five of the eight sailors in the NZL Sailing Team squad had formed the team of the same name that competed as a wildcard in the first Act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Muscat earlier this year, as did Swiss-flagged Team Tilt. Overall a total of 26 of the sailors have previously raced in the Extreme Sailing Series and many of them are now on their way to Madeira Islands to compete on board the GC32s next week.

Another familiar face on the Kiwi team was Stewart Dodson, who has been a regular at the Extreme Sailing Series since 2013. Dodson currently competes for Red Bull Sailing Team alongside the Red Bull Youth America's Cup's inventors and Sports Directors, Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher, one of the Series' most experienced and long-standing teams.

The Extreme Sailing Series racing resumes at 14:00 on Thursday 29 June, when the fleet of seven international teams take to the water off the coast of the Madeira Islands capital, Funchal, for Act 3.

Spectators can watch for free from the public Race Village located at Pier 8, Marina Funchal, and fans across the globe can follow via the live blog. Racing will be streamed live from 14:00 – 17:00 on 1 and 2 July on the official Series' Facebook and YouTube.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXTREME SAILING - ESPANHA

 

Barcelona revealed as venue for the fourth Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™

The Extreme Sailing Series™ is set to return to Spain as Barcelona is announced as host for the fourth Act of the 2017 season, in a four-year deal with Host Venue Partner Fundación Navegación Oceánica de Barcelona, FNOB.

The cosmopolitan capital of Spain's Catalonia, a major tourist destination and one of the world's leading cultural and economic centres, is the final venue to be announced as part of the 2017 global tour.

From 20-23 July, Barcelona, where the 1992 Olympics were staged 25 years ago this summer, will become the fourth Olympic sailing venue to host the Series, alongside Qingdao, Rio and Sydney.

Andy Tourell, Event Director of the Extreme Sailing Series commented: "We are thrilled to return to Spain, and for the first time to Barcelona. The iconic Olympic city ticks many of the boxes we look for in our host cities, including excellent racing conditions, commercial interest and the ability to race close to the shore.

"It is the perfect addition to our already exciting line-up of European venues and I have no doubt that over the next four years it will deliver some of the signature exhilarating racing the Series is famed for," added Tourell.

The free entry public Race Village will be located in front of the impressive structure of the W Barcelona hotel on the Plaça Rosa dels Vents in the Barceloneta neighbourhood, the same location that the fleet of IMOCA 60s use to start and finish their epic voyage in the Barcelona World Race.

The Race Village will provide the perfect viewing arena for the racing, and will also offer a host of on-shore entertainment. Spectators can also watch the action for free from nearby Sant Sebastià, Barcelona's longest beach.

David Escudé, Sports Commissioner for Barcelona Council said: "It is an honour to work with OC Sport, the owner and organiser of the Extreme Sailing Series, to bring one of the most spectacular sailing events in the world to Barcelona.

"Barcelona has a history of hosting large-scale events and has an excellent infrastructure that will provide the perfect foundations for the Extreme Sailing Series event, which will draw in thousands of spectators to the city. It is, without a doubt, an ideal destination for the sponsors and the teams of the Series," added Escudé.

Xosé-Carlos Fernández, General Director of FNOB commented: "Hosting the Extreme Sailing Series in Barcelona is a mark of the city's status in international sailing. Thanks to the local institutions and the hard work carried out by FNOB, the local yacht clubs and the Spanish and Catalan Sailing Federations, Barcelona is host to some of the world's greatest sailing events; such as the Barcelona World Race, The Race, sailing world championships and the New York to Barcelona race, to name a few.

"The Extreme Sailing Series organiser OC Sport has the full support of FNOB in this endeavour, and together I am positive we will make the event a great success," he added.

This will be the first time the ultimate Stadium Racing championship will be hosted in Spain since Almería in 2011, and the first time since the Series transitioned to the hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans.

It is not the first time that founder and organiser of the Extreme Sailing Series, OC Sport, has staged a sailing event in the city, however. In 2006 OC Sport created and co-organised the Barcelona World Race alongside FNOB. The double-handed, non-stop, round-the-world yacht race was a first in the sport of offshore sailing, and this new partnership sees FNOB and OC Sport collaborate once again to further push the boundaries of sailing in Barcelona with another world-class major sporting event.

Alongside the main event, the Flying Phantom Series will take flight in Barcelona, providing a festival of foiling for the fans on site. The super-fast double-handed catamarans are guaranteed to provide plenty of thrills and spills as they take to the water each morning, ahead of the GC32s.

For those interested in a more unique experience, including the opportunity to ride on board a foiling GC32 during racing, take a look at the VIP packages available.

Find out more about the Host Venue Partner, FNOB, on the official website.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

JET SKI NO BRASIL

 

ISRAEL PEREIRA CONFIRMA PRESENÇA NO
30º BRASILEIRO DE JET SPORTS – WORLD QUALIFYING 2017

O gaúcho de Guaíba, que soma dois títulos nacionais e dois vices no currículo, está nos últimos preparativos para a disputa que acontece de 15 a 18 deste mês, em Boa Esperança (MG).

 
Depois de uma temporada afastado, o gaúcho Israel Pereira confirmou presença na SUPER ETAPA do 30º CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO DE JET SPORTS – WORLD QUALIFYING 2017 que será realizada de 15 a 18 deste mês, em Boa Esperança (MG). Com dois títulos nacionais e dois vices, o piloto de Guaíba está nos últimos preparativos para a disputa, que acontecerão na Represa de Furnas pelo 20º ano consecutivo. Ao término da competição serão definidos os pilotos com direito de disputar o Campeonato Mundial, programado para o período de 30 de setembro a 8 de outubro, em Lake Havasu, no Arizona (EUA).

Pereira competirá nas categorias Runabout Turbo Stock, Runabout Turbo Limited e Runabout Turbo GP, que é considerada a Fórmula 1 da modalidade.  Além disso, competirá nas categoria Aspirados Limited e Aspirados GP. “Para esse disputa, utilizarei quatro equipamentos, um GP 1800 Limited, em que participarei das corridas de circuito fechado Turbo Limited e GP. Na categoria Runabout Turbo Stock, vou correr com um GP 1800. Na disputa das categorias Aspirado Limited e GP, utilizarei um modelo Yamaha VXR e para as categorias Supercourse Turbo, competirei com o FX SVHO”, explicou.

O gaúcho de Guaíba lembrou que nessa temporada já competiu no Jet Raid, no Uruguai, no Campeonato Gaúcho e nos dias 27 e 28 de maio, ao lado dos conterrâneo João Mateus e Júlio Cesar Silveira, venceu a categoria Endurance Aspirado acima de 1100cc, no JET SPORTS CONTEST, disputado em Ribeirão Pires (SP). “Esta competição na Represa Billings foi de alto nível, com muitos pilotos fazendo os ajustes nos equipamentos e já deu para sentir como será esse Brasileiro. Evidentemente que terão outros pilotos de diversos Estados e até do exterior competindo em Boa Esperança. Com isso, a disputa será ainda mais acirrada”, prevê.

A disputa da SUPER ETAPA DO 30º CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO DE JET SPORTS – WORLD QUALIFYING 2017 será realizado na Represa de Furnas, onde Pereira considera que a água da represa estando ‘lisa’, o fundamental é largar bem nas baterias, que seria uma vantagem sobre os adversários. “Caso a água esteja marolada é preciso de muito preparo físico e um equipamento de boa navegação, para brigar pelas vitórias”, alertou.

A organização da SUPER ETAPA DO 30º CAMPEONATO BRASLEIRO DE JET SPORTS WORLD QUALIFYING 2017 espera um grande público de toda a região. A competição deverá reunir pilotos dos Estados de São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Sul, Goiás, Bahia, Santa Catarina além do Distrito Federal. Pela primeira vez devem competir representantes do Maranhão e Pará. Também convidados internacionais da Argentina, Uruguai, Chile, Bolívia e Paraguai.

“Pelas perspectivas, o campeonato desse ano será ainda melhor do que foram as outras 19 edições em Boa Esperança, cidade que abraçou a modalidade. Todos os competidores estão se preparando e farão disputas de alto nível técnico. Certamente milhares de pessoas acompanharão os quatro dias de disputas numa festa maravilhosa”, ressaltou Luiz Marcelo Teixeira, presidente da Associação Brasileira de Jet Ski – BJSA, organizadora da competição.

A SUPER ETAPA do 30º CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO DE JET SPORTS – WORLD QUALIFYING 2017 é uma realização da BJSA – ASat71 CopySOCIAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE JET SKI, com homologação da IJSBA – INTERNATIONAL JET SPORTS BOATING ASSOCIATION. Produção - CPM7 FULL PROMOTION. Apoio oficial -  PREFEITURA DE BOA ESPERANÇA, SECRETARIA MUNICIPAL DE DESENVOLVIMENTO ECONÔMICO, TECNOLOGIA E TURISMO, CÂMARA MUNICIPAL, CEMIG, GOVERNO DE MINAS GERAIS. Apoio esportivo - NATURAL RACING, JETCO, CASARINI, GLOBOJET, ARIELTEK. Revista oficial – BOAT SHOPPING. FUNDO SOCIAL – CAMPANHA DO AGASALHO – FABE 2017.

O evento conta com a supervisão da MARINHA DO BRASIL e CORPO DE BOMBEIROS DO ESTADO DE MINAS GERAIS, além da Polí­cia Militar do Estado de Minas Gerais e Guarda Municipal de Boa Esperança.

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JET SKI NO BRASIL

 

GOMES PREVÊ DISPUTAS ACIRRADAS NO
30º BRASILEIRO DE JET SPORTS – WORLD QUALIFYING 2017

O paulistano buscará o tetracampeonato da categoria Runabout Turbo Stock.  Também confirmou a presença de seu filho Gabriel, de 13 anos, que em 2016 foi campeão na Supercourse Aspirados Novatos.

 

O paulistano Jeferson Gomes prevê disputas acirradas na SUPER ETAPA do 30º CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO DE JET SPORTS – WORLD QUALIFYING 2017. O piloto da capital paulista é um dos destaques da competição que começa no dia 15 e prosseguirá até o dia 18 deste mês, na Represa de Furnas, em Boa Esperança, no Sul de Minas Gerais. Ao final do campeonato, serão definidos os pilotos com direito de disputar o Mundial, que acontecerá de 30 de setembro a 8 de outubro, em Lake Havasu, no Arizona (EUA).

Vindo de um tricampeonato na Runabout Pro Turbo Stock e um vice na Supercourse Pro Turbo Stock, no Brasileiro de 2016 e campeão da categoria Arrastão Turno, no Jet Sports Contest, disputado nos dias 27 e 28 de maio, em Ribeirão Pires (SP), Gomes está motivado e vem treinando forte, para conseguir bons resultados em Minas Gerais.

O piloto de São Paulo avaliou que no Brasileiro de 2016, sua performance foi além do esperado e tentará repetir o desempenho esse ano. “Fui tricampeão da Runabout Turbo Stock, que foi excelente. Agora vou competir com um equipamento novo, modelo GP 1800 da Yamaha e tentarei o tetra da categoria. Também competirei na Runabout Turbo GP, Runabout Pro Aspirado Stock e Runabout Pro Aspirado GP”, explicou.

Para brigar pelas vitórias na SUPER ETAPA do 30º CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO DE JET SPORTS – WORLD QUALIFYING 2017, o paulistano considera fundamental manter a regularidade e ter muita resistência. Lembra que serão quatro dias seguidos e com muitas baterias para serem disputadas.

Para Jeferson Gomes o nível do campeonato esse ano, deve ser ainda mais forte do que foi em 2016. Por isso, quer aproveitar esses dias que antecedem a disputa para se preparar, principalmente na parte física, pois o desgaste será grande.

Também confirmou a presença na SUPER ETAPA DO 30º CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO DE JET SPORTS – WORLD QUALIFYING 2017, de seu filho Gabriel, de 13 anos que no ano passado mostrou ser uma das promessas da nova geração, conquistando o título da categoria Supercourse Aspirado Novatos.

A SUPER ETAPA do 30º CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO DE JET SPORTS – WORLD QUALIFYING 2017 é uma realização da BJSA – ASSOCIAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE JET SKI, com homologação da IJSBA – INTERNATIONAL JET SPORTS BOATING ASSOCIATION. Produção - CPM7 FULL PROMOTION. Apoio oficial -  PREFEITURA DE BOA ESPERANÇA, SECRETARIA MUNICIPAL DE DESENVOLVIMENTO ECONÔMICO, TECNOLOGIA E TURISMO, CÂMARA MUNICIPAL, CEMIG, GOVERNO DE MINAS GERAIS. Apoio esportivo - NATURAL RACING, RADICAL JET WORLD, JETCO, CASARINI, GLOBOJET, ARIELTEK. Revista oficial – BOAT SHOPPING. FUNDO SOCIAL – CAMPANHA DO AGASALHO – FABE 2017.

O evento conta com a supervisão da MARINHA DO BRASIL e CORPO DE BOMBEIROS DO ESTADO DE MINAS GERAIS, além da Polí­cia Militar do Estado de Minas Gerais e Guarda Municipal de Boa Esperança.at68 Copy

 

JET SKI NO BRASIL

PILOTOS SUL-AMERICANOS DEVEM PARTICIPAR DO
30º BRASILEIRO DE JET SPORTS – WORLD QUALIFYING 2017

O uruguaio Fabian Teliz já confirmou presença nas disputas que acontecem de 15 a 18 deste mês, em Boa Esperança (MG). Estão sendo esperados ainda argentinos, chileno e boliviano.

 

 

O uruguaio Fabian Teliz confirmou presença na SUPER ETAPA do 30º CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO DE JET SPORTS – WORLD QUALIFYING 2017. Além do piloto de Montevidéu estão sendo esperados competidores da Argentina, Bolívia e Chile. O evento será realizado de 15 a 18 deste mês, na Represa de Furnas, em Boa Esperança, no Sul de Minas Gerais, que recebe a mais tradicional competição da modalidade no país, pelo 20º ano consecutivo.

 Teliz gosta muito de participar do Campeonato Brasileiro, tanto assim que faz a viagem de Montevidéu a Boa Esperança, de carro, ao lado da mulher e do filho pequeno, percorrendo cerca de 2.300 km. Sempre chega entusiasmado e procura imprimir um ritmo forte nas baterias.

Já conquistou vários títulos brasileiros. No ano passado terminou em terceiro lugar na Supercourse Pro Turbo Stock, categoria que competirá novamente esse ano, além da Runabout Pro Turbo Stock, Runabout Pro Turbo Limited. Nos dias 27 e 28 de maio, Teliz competiu no JET SPORTS CONTEST, realizado em Ribeirão Pires, na Grande São Paulo e terminou em segundo lugar na categoria Arrancada Turbo.

A SUPER ETAPA DO 30º CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO DE JET SPORTS – WORLD QUALIFYING 2017 deverá contar ainda com as presenças do argentino Daniel Mc Key, que tem dois títulos mundiais na categoria Ski, de seus compatriotas Hisham Chamito, Munir Mustafa e Leonel Morelli. Também o chileno Jonathan Perez está sendo aguardado em Boa Esperança.

O boliviano Antonio Claros é outro que deverá disputar a SUPER ETAPA DO 30º CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO DE JET SPORTS – WORLD QUALFYING 2017. O piloto de Santa Cruz de La Sierra é experiente, soma oito títulos brasileiros no currículo, inclusive na Runabout Turbo GP, considerada a Fórmula 1 da modalidade. Já participou do Campeonato Mundial diversas vezes e deve competir em Boa Esperança

A SUPER ETAPA do 30º CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO DE JET SPORTS – WORLD QUALIFYING 2017 é uma realização da BJSA – ASSOCIAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE JET SKI, com homologação da IJSBA – INTERNATIONAL JET SPORTS BOATING ASSOCIATION. Produção - CPM7 FULL PROMOTION. Apoio oficial -  PREFEITURA DE BOA ESPERANÇA, SECRETARIA MUNICIPAL DE DESENVOLVIMENTO ECONÔMICO, TECNOLOGIA E TURISMO, CÂMARA MUNICIPAL, CEMIG, GOVERNO DE MINAS GERAIS. Apoio esportivo - NATURAL RACING, RADICAL JET WORLD, JETCO, CASARINI, GLOBOJET, ARIELTEK. Revista oficial – BOAT SHOPPING. FUNDO SOCIAL – CAMPANHA DO AGASALHO – FABE 2017.

O evento conta com a supervisão da MARINHA DO BRASIL e CORPO DE BOMBEIROS DO ESTADO DE MINAS GERAIS, além da Polí­cia Militar do Estado de Minas Gerais e Guarda Municipal de Boa Esperança.at63 Copy

 
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