An intense second day for the competitors
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
This Wednesday, for this second day of regattas of the Semaine Olympique Française at La Rochelle, the conditions where met with a wind of 15-18knots, slightly unstable, with the same steady swells as yesterday. The set of the 8 Olympic classes where able to through themselves on their designate sailing areas where the races where played at a lightning speed, stepping up a notch the intensity between the competitors.
RS : X Men / RS :X
The RS :X Men raced 3 rounds shaking around the proviosonall
ranking. France is still leading the pack with Igor de L'Hermite,
performing a solid day with the 3 rounds of the day ( 6th-3rd-3rd).
The Dutch Matthijs Van Hoff is settling in the 2nd place of the
provisional ranking after winning the 2 first rounds. The Third
place goes to the French Trevor Caraes.
In the women's class, the top places goes to the tricolours
with a temporary 100% french podium on this first day of
competition. Delphine Jariel steers in in front of Eugénie Ricard
in second position and Hélène Noesmoen in 3rd.
Charline Picon, in full préparation for her World Championship
in Oman starting in a about ten days, shined on the first round,
swiping away the victory.
Eugénie Ricard (FRA) - 2nd
place temporary ranking : « It went well for me on this only
day of regatta. We are all preparing for the World Championship in
Oman, so the idea for this SOF is to put ourselves in regattas
condition, and to really prep our starts. We dis 3 today, so it was
a good, usual for this aim ! I'm pulling out of the compétition
tonight, as I am going back home tomorrow in Marseille, before
flying to Oman. I am feeling good physically, and i will have a
whole week on-site to take possession of the sailing area and
getting use to the place ! »
The only olymoi mixt serie entered the compétition today with
4 disputed rounds in a sustained wind. The triple World Champions
Billy Besson and Marie Riou justified their status as hot
favourites, taking the lead with two victories. Behind then another
french duo Moana Vaireux and Manon Audinet achieve a very nice
first day (5th - 1st - 2nd - 3rd). Lastly, the Greeks Sofia
Bekatorou an Trigkonis Konstantinos complete the podium.
In the facts of this day, let's point out the very nice entry
in this serie of twice olympic medallist, Iker Martinez with his
compatriot Julia Rita, who won the first round of the day. They are
actually on the 5th position of the temporary ranking.
Moana Vaireaux, with Manon
Audinet (FRA) - 2nd on the temporary ranking : « Today's
conditions where fantastic, we had a nice squall at the begining,
then the weather was good again. The wind wasn't as unstable as
expected, with an average of 13 knots. We could play on the sailing
zone as we wished, and we could concentrate on our line of work. We
ran four successful lrounds. We were worried of the announced
swells but the sea was just choppy, idéal conditions for us, we
were able to have fun and sail fast. »
On the Finn class, the Italian Poggi Giorgio stand down to the
second place for the Swedish Max Salminen, who scored a perfect
day, winning the 3 rounds of the day. Italian competitor Voltoni
Enrico keeps is 3rd temporary position.
Max Salminen (SWE) - Head of
the temporary ranking: « Today was a perfect scenario for
me, i won the 3 races of the day. I was in a good position
yesterday but with today's win I'm now in lead position. For me,
the aim is to always to win when I take part in a competition,
especially as i am fully in preparation for our World Championship
in New Zealand next month. Sailing here is actually a good way for
me to prepare as we might have the same wind conditions there.
Laser / Laser Radial
In the Laser Standard class, no change in the ranking with
Jean-Baptiste Bernaz still in first position with excellent scores
during the day ( 3rd - 1st - 1st ). The russian Sergey Kommissarov
occupies the 2nd place followed by the italian Alessio
In the Laser Radial serie, and after 3 rounds today, the
danish Anne-Marie Rindom holds the top of the ranking, winning the
last two rounds. On the second place of the podium, local Mathilde
De Kerangat enters the top of the ranking by winning the first race
of this day. And on the third place, the finish Tuule Tenkanen
closes the podium.
Anne-Marie Rindom (DAN) - Head
of the temporary ranking: « It was a great day, i finished
2nd on the first round, and winning the 2 next one ! I really like
the conditions here. We are 2000 km south of Danemark, so obviously
it's so much warmer here and the conditions are far more cosy here.
Yesterday was quite challenging for me with the very strong
conditions we had. Today was calmer, but the wind was perfect with
big waves still, but I was feeling good. It's my first time on
thèse sailing grounds and I have to say it's a fantastic place to
train for our World Championship coming up begining of November in
Oman. It's a very important deadline for us, as the level between
us girls in Danemark is High and this is one of the last meetings
for the Olympic selection. »
49er / 49er
The 49ers & 49ers FX were the last classes to run their
rounds today. They managed 4 races under the sun who finally showed
up. On the Men's side, the French Team shinned off with the duo
Julie d'Ortoli - celebrating is 32nd birthday today - and Noé
Delpech, who took the first place today (1st - 2nd - 9th - 2nd).
The french Emmanuel Dyen and Stéphane Christidis, 4th on the last
Test Event of Rio this siummer, are in 2nd place. The italians,
Ruggero Tita and Pietro Zuchetti end the podium for
Julien d'Ortoli, in duo with
Noé Delpech (FRA) - head of th temporary ranking : « It was
great, i twas my birthday, and we are on top this evening ! That's
a great birthday gift. We had perfect conditions with this 12 to 15
knots wind We really enjoyed ourselves sailing today. We are
to train, in sight of the World's Championship end of November in
Buenos Aires, but we really are comitted to give the best output
Chez les femmes, nouvelle série olympique à Rio l'année
prochaine, c'est le duo tricolore Sarah Steyaert et Aude Compan qui
fait la course en tête, suivi de deux autres équipages français :
Lili Sebesi et Julie Bossard à la 2ème place et Marie Soler et
Albane Dubois en 3ème position.
Longtze program for
This year, the Semaine Olympique Française welcomes for the
first time a invited class with the Longtze World Evnet, from
October 8 till October 11. The teams will have their training run
tomorrow before starting their competition Friday.