• 470 Euros Heating Up In Portugal

    A beautiful sunny day in Vilamoura delivered light breeze in the afternoon.
    The 81 teams sailed 2 races with a southerly 7-9 kt breeze.



    A beautiful sunny day in Vilamoura delivered light breeze in the afternoon.The 81 teams sailed 2 races with a southerly 7-9 kt breeze.In the Men’s fleet the New Zealanders Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox moved to 1st place followed closely by the Spanish crew Jordi Xammar and Nicolas Rodriguez just 2 points behind, with Olympic champions Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan completing the top 3 another 2 points behind Xammar.In the Women’s fleet, the World Champions, Silvia Mas Depares and Patricia Cantero are leading with 11 points with a very consistent day.

    The French team of Camille Lecointre and Aloise Retornaz dropped one place and are now in a close 2nd, followed by the Brazilians Fernanda Oliveira and Ana Barbachan which had a fantastic day wining both races.The Mixed fleet saw big changes in the leader board: Nitai Hasson and Saar Tamir from ISR kept the 1st place but are now followed by the bronze medallists of the 2021 World Championship from GBR, Amy Seabright and James Taylor 5 points behind, and Louisa Nordstrom and Trevor Bornarth from USA in 3rd place.

    For the 34 teams already selected to participate in the Olympic Games sailing here, this event is their last major test before the Games. Most teams are at the top of their game and ready to have a try at their Olympic dream.Live streaming starts tomorrow, taking us all the way until the Medal Race on Friday May 7. Follow the action on the water via the Vilamoura Sailing You Tube channel.








    In the Men’s fleet the New Zealanders Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox moved to 1st place followed closely by the Spanish crew Jordi Xammar and Nicolas Rodriguez just 2 points behind, with Olympic champions Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan completing the top 3 another 2 points behind Xammar.

    In the Women’s fleet, the World Champions, Silvia Mas Depares and Patricia Cantero are leading with 11 points with a very consistent day. The French team of Camille Lecointre and Aloise Retornaz dropped one place and are now in a close 2nd, followed by the Brazilians Fernanda Oliveira and Ana Barbachan which had a fantastic day wining both races.
    The Mixed fleet saw big changes in the leader board: Nitai Hasson and Saar Tamir from ISR kept the 1st place but are now followed by the bronze medallists of the 2021 World Championship from GBR, Amy Seabright and James Taylor 5 points behind, and Louisa Nordstrom and Trevor Bornarth from USA in 3rd place.









    For the 34 teams already selected to participate in the Olympic Games sailing here, this event is their last major test before the Games. Most teams are at the top of their game and ready to have a try at their Olympic dream.

    Live streaming starts tomorrow, taking us all the way until the Medal Race on Friday May 7. Follow the action on the water via the Vilamoura Sailing You Tube channel.

    Follow the championship at https://2021europeans.470.org/






    CHALLENGING CONDITIONS ON DAY 3 OF 2021 470 EUROPEANS

    Day 3 of the 470 European Championship in Vilamoura.
    Two races sailed for the 3 fleets with the D Flag going up at 12:35 for the 3 fleets.

    “It’s really enjoyable to be back sailing with the 470 fleet, after over a year and half training in New Zeaand, it’s great to sail in Vilamoura” said Paul Snow-Hansen, the leader of the Men’s fleet.
    A Southerly breeze with wind ranging between 6-7 knots on race one, increasing to 9/10 knots for the second race of the day that was sailed with the OSCAR flag up.


    In the Men’s fleet the New Zealanders Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox are holding on the 1st place after scoring two 4th places, and are now followed by the French crew Kevin Peponnet and Jeremie Mion which moved up after an excellent day scoring two 2nd places, with Mat Belcher and Will Ryan holding on the 3rd place with two 5th places today.








    The 2021 World Champions, Silvia Mas Depares and Patricia Cantero are still leading the Women’s fleet, having a 3rd place and a 16th –which is their discard so far, followed by the 2019 European Champions Camille Lecointre and Aloise Retornaz only 3 points behind, after scoring two 3rd places today. The Swiss crew of Linda Fahrni and Maja Siegenthaler moved up after a steady day and are now in 3rd place.
    Nitai Hasson and Saar Tamir from Israel consolidated their leader position in the Mixed Fleet and are now 15 points ahead of the Germans Theres Dahnke and Matti Cipra, with the British team of Vita Heathcote and Ryan Orr now in 3rd.


    The 470 European Championship is being Live Streamed, follow the action on the water via Vilamoura Sailing / You Tube channel.

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