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WMRT Alicante Match Cup

WMRT Alicante Match Cup
Final

POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 PTS
1 FRA Yann Guichard Spindrift Racing 1 1 1 3
2 NED Pieter-Jan Postma Sailing Team NL 0 0 0 0

Petit Final

POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 PTS
1 DEN Jonas Warrer Team Warrer 1 1 2
2 USA Markus Edegran E11even Racing 0 0 0

Semi Finals

POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 PTS
1 FRA Yann Guichard Spindrift Racing 1 1 1 3
2 DEN Jonas Warrer Team Warrer 0 0 0 0

POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 PTS
1 NED Pieter-Jan Postma Sailing Team NL 1 1 0 1 3
2 USA Markus Edegran E11even Racing 0 0 1 0 1

 

 

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  • Quarter Final, Pair 3

    Edegran advances, Barkow retires

    Sally Barkow conceded defeat to Markus Edegran after snagging a mark at the downwind gate in the second race of the pairing.

    Edegran, who was already 1-0 up, held off Barkow at the start, crossing the line with a healthy three boatlength lead.

    While Edegran extending his advantage further, Barkow’s woes continued when they got stuck on the mark.

    After finally freeing themselves Barkow radioed race control to announce her team’s retirement from racing.

    Edegran will now face Pieter-Jan Postma in the semis.

  • Quarter Final, Pair 2

    Postma Ousts Wosinski

    Pieter-Jan Postma’s Sailing Team NL eliminated Lukasz Wosinski’s Delphia Sailing Team in a 2-0 quarter final drubbing.

    After easing to victory in the opening clash, Postma’s dominant pre-start was undone when he was penalised for not allowing Wosinski room to manoeuvre.

    However the two-time Olympic Finn sailor clawed his way back into contention, overtaking his Polish rival on the first upwind leg.

    From there Postma was able to control the match, leading to the finish to secure his team’s place in the semis.

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    Guichard Books First Semis Spot At Alicante Match Cup

    Guichard Books First Semis Spot At Alicante Match Cup

    Alicante, Spain (October 14, 2017) – Yann Guichard taught fellow Frenchman Quentin Delapierre a lesson in light-wind mastery today to secure Spindrift a spot in the semi finals of the Alicante Match Cup.

    Promising talent Delapierre, sailing in his debut M32 season, had hoped to topple Guichard when the two met one-on-one in today’s quarter final heat. Guichard, one of sailing’s biggest names, had other ideas.

    As the sun bore down on the M32 catamarans there was just the lightest of puffs blowing through the race course just off Alicante’s city centre beach.

    Guichard wasted no time in stamping his authority on the match, bossing the pre-starts and quickly taking his team’s tally to 2-0 in first-to-three encounter.

    With his team facing an early exit Delapierre rallied, winning the start of race three and leading his more experienced rival around the course.

    Disaster struck at the last moment, however, when a slow tack coming into the final upwind gate allowed Guichard back into the game. Delapierre’s luck was further compounded when the on-the-water umpires ruled that he had not allowed Guichard enough room to manoeuvre round the mark and promptly penalised him.

    With just a few metres to sail to the finish line the win was Guichard’s for the taking, and with three victories to his name a spot in the Semi Finals was secure.

    “It was a tough day for everyone today but we managed to win three races in a row to go through to the Semi Finals,” Guichard said. “The conditions were really light and shifty but we sailed really well. One of our goals was to start strongly and we did that too. We’re very happy with this result and we’re confident for our future in this event.”

    Delapierre was gracious in defeat, happy to have seen big improvements within his young team in Alicante. “We did some nice things today but not enough to win against Yann,” he said. “In the last race we were leading but Spindrift are very quick, especially upwind. We tried to keep them behind us but at the last upwind gate I made a mistake in the tack, and allowed Yann back in. I was penalised and that gave him the win. We know we have to improve but we learned a lot this week.”

    Meanwhile Jonas Warrer holds the upper hand in his quarter final clash with Nico Delle Karth after three tight races.

    Team Warrer went 1-0 down in the opening race but levelled the scores in the second, leading off the line and around the course.

    A close fight ensued in the third race as the two teams traded places numerous times, but by the finish line Warrer had eked out a narrow lead to go 2-1 up.

    Racing was brought to an early end to give way for the Volvo Ocean Race’s first in-port race to take place on the same race course.

    The action will resume tomorrow, the final day of the event, with Warrer vs Delle Karth, plus the remaining quarter final pairings of Edegran and Barkow, and Postma vs Wosinski.

    VOR Alicante Delle Karth Warrer

    Results

    Quarter Final STage

    Pair 1

    POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 PTS
    1 FRA Yann Guichard Spindrift Racing 1 1 1 3
    2 FRA Questin Delapierre Team Lorina - Golfe du Morbihan 0 0 0 0

    Pair 4

    POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 PTS
    1 NED Pieter-Jan Postma Sailing Team NL 1 1 2
    2 POL Lukasz Wosinski Delphia Sailing Team 0 0 0
  • Quarter Final, Pair 4

    Advantage Warrer

    Jonas Warrer holds the upper hand in his quarter final clash with Nico Delle Karth after three tight races.

    Team Warrer went 1-0 down in the opening race but levelled the scores in the second, leading off the line and around the course.

    A close fight ensued in the third race as the two teams traded places numerous times, but by the finish line Warrer had eked out a narrow lead to go 2-1 up.

    Racing has now finished for the day to allow for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet to contest their first in-port race, and will resume tomorrow.

  • Quarter Final, Pair 1

    Guichard Into The Semis

    Yann Guichard’s French Spindrift Racing took down fellow countrymen Team Lorina – Golfe du Morbihan led by Quentin Delapierre 3-0 to become the first crew to make it to the Semi Final stage of the Alicante Match Cup.

    Guichard won the pair’s opening two clashes comfortably, his tactics in tricky, light winds proving superior.

    Delapierre staged a comeback in the third race and led round the course until the last moment.

    By the final downwind gate Guichard had managed to slash Delapierre’s lead to just a few metres – and as the two boats rounded the mark the on-the-water umpires penalised Team Lorina-Golfe du Morbihan for not allowing their rivals enough room.

    It left Spindrift free to make the short sprint to the finish line untroubled, and complete a clean sweep.

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