Another perfect morning at Univela Sailing in Campione, on Garda Lake, where almost 200 riders gathered for the iQFOiL International Games, the first real global event for the next Olympic sailing board at the Paris Games 2024. Three formats, equally used to date, Course, 20 (bolina-stern) to navigate when you exceed the 10 nodes, Slalom (around three or four buoys) preferred when under the 10 knots and Marathon (a long-distance regatta that's worth two points in the board).
The third day began as usual with the wind from the north, the Peler who came down hard to 12-16 allowing both the men's and women's Gold fleet two exciting and correct Course races, with the French rider Nicholas Goyard who won them both, thus consolidating his general leadership during the afternoon race session. Sebastian Koerdel (GER) was second in the first race, but lost positions in the second race, a 13th who was fortunately able to discard, while the second win for the men went to Pierre Lecoq (BETWEEN).
In the women's fleet, the athlete French, that's proving to be the best all-round rider so far, scored another first and second, Helene Noesmoen is flying to the Final Series by a nice margin over the other contestants. Noy Drihan (ISR) won the second regatta, but he had to discard the first, his worst score in the series (18).
Among the many brothers competing against each other here at Univela Sailing, there are two british twin windsurfing sisters, always at the top since the days of youth sailing, and if Saskia struggled hard until recently to get to Tokyo, here's his little sister’ (more’ young man of only half an hour) to be among the first 10, Imogen Sills, who finished third in the second Course race:
“and’ been so funny but at the same time very stressful. It's just amazing., i can't believe we all did foil on the water, flying all over the regatta field, it was great! I withdrew from my Olympic campaign due to injury two and a half years ago, then when the iQFOiL arrived, i felt like i wanted to give it a try. But since I've been working full-time in Norway for the last couple of months and I'm not training at all, i'm really surprised at how it's going well. I think I'll continue with this, it's really fun and addictive!”
A lunch break that lasted a little longer than in the previous days, since the Hour is not’ entry with force, and even when she showed up, and’ was still very light, about 8-10 nodes. CIO’ despite a Slalom race for each division (Men and Women) has been completed in the board, bringing the number of races up to 11. The best men were once again Sebastian Koerdel (GER), Nicolas Goyard (BETWEEN) and Matthew Iachino (ITA), first, respectively, second and third in Final A, securing absolute primacy. Among the women the Slalom went again to Helene Noesmoen, who has six wins on 11 gare, Maja Dziarnowska (POL) is second and Lena Ersilia (GER) third.
"The week was really nice, different wind conditions and formats, so it was really good and interesting – says Helene Noesmoen, leader of the provisional general classification, from the RS:X – I love the new class very much, it's really exciting for speed, it's all very fast, you have to be much faster in tactics and decisions, and it's really nice to do some slalom races, some long distance, very different intensities. I think it's the best thing to have these three formats, because with very light wind it's hard to go bolina, and it's so beautiful that it's bringing people here from different worlds, the Olympics and the PWA.”
The third day ends with changes of position above the first 10, but same leaders: the French Nicolas Goyard in men and Helene Noesmoen in women.
The weather forecast for tomorrow could be as easy as these days, the program is to do as many races as possible in the morning, aiming for more courses, and a few more Slaloms in the afternoon. Univela Sailing and Società Canottieri Garda and Salò, the organizers of the event with the IQ Foil Class, they will keep athletes informed by phone, in order not to avoid meetings by the club to comply with the safety regulations of the Italian government.
The video summary of the third day: www.facebook.com/watch/?v=779428092912508
The Italians present in the provisional final classification:
Sofia Reindeer 40th,
Matteo Iachino 4to - Wikipedia, Bruno Martini 25th, Nicolo’ Reindeer 34th, Francesco Scagliola 48th, Luca Di Tomassi 50th, Antonino Cangemi 57th, Jacopo Renna 61st, Carlo Ciabatti 63rd, Riccardo Renna 67th, Daniel Slijk 68th, Alessandro Tomasi 71st, Jacopo Gavioli 84th, Manolo Modena 91st.
photo: Martina Orsini (c) iQFOiL Class property
source: iQFOiL Class property
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