Spain prevails in the Women´ s IQFOIL category

In the men´ s category continues to be dominated by the Netherlands, with Huig Jan Tak in the lead. Whilst in the Women’s category Nicole Van Der Velden currently holds second place after the fleet racing held closely following the British Islay Watson, who retains first place.

The iQFoil final started strong, with a squall that left the wind very unstable, with gusts of between 3 and 12 knots, but that the Spaniards have been able to take advantage of, giving advantage especially to Nicole Van Der Velden, who manages to move from fourth to second place in the overall standings during the first windward-leeward race. First place is still held by the British Islay Watson.

It seems that this type of racing suited Pilar Lamadrid to stay in the top 10, with the option to compete in the medal race, after the four slalom (zigzag) races on Monday, in which she also obtained good results (5, 7, 5), but a disqualification in the first race caused her to fall behind.

In the men's fleet, the Dutch Huig Jan Tak continues unstoppable, getting a second and a first place in the races held this morning in the marina of Marina Rubicon. Yesterday, the Dutch sailor showed his dominance on the Lanzarote race course, with 3 wins out of the 4 slalom races held. The British Matthew Barton grabbed second place from the Israeli Yoav Omer. Angel Granda struggled with the format and failed to be in the top 10, so he will not be able to qualify to compete in the medal race.

This afternoon the iQFOil awards ceremony will be held after the end medal race. Then next up in the Lanzarote International Regatta we will see other Olympic sailing classes compete: ILCA 6 and 7, 49er and 49er FX.

Clasificación iQFoil categoría femenina

  1. Islay WATSON GBR 
  2. Nicole VAN DER VELDEN (ESP)
  3. Marta MAGGETTI (ITA)
  4. Lola SORIN (FRA)
  6. Lena ERDIL (GER)
  7. Lilian DE GEUS (NED)
  8. Palma ČARGO (CRO)
  10. Lucie BELBEOCH (FRA) 

Clasificación iQFoil categoría masculina 

  1. Huig JAN TAK (NED)
  2. Andy BROWN (GBR) 
  3. Yoav OMER (ISR)
  4. Matthew BARTON (GBR)
  5. Pierre LE COQ (FRA)
  6. Thomas GOYARD (FRA)
  7. Maciek RUTKOWSKI (POL)
  8. Nicolò RENNA (ITA) 
  9. Tomer VARDIMON (ISR) 
  10. Sil HOEKSTRA (NED) 


Spain, Brazil, and Norway crowned in Lanzarote

Two out of three of the classes where won by Olympic medalists. Gold Medalists Martine Grail and Kahena Kunz BRA win the FX and Bronze Medalist Hermann Tomasgaard NOR the ILCA 7. The exception was new team Diego Botín and Florian Trittel ESP who dominated the 49ers. From the Canary Islands, María Cantero got a sixth place in 49erFX, Andrés Barrio seventh place in 49er and Joel Rodríguez ninth place in ILCA 7.

The Spanish navy takes over the Lanzarote Regatta course

Diego Botín and Florian Trittel debut in style in the second edition of the Lanzarote International Regatta in a difficult course to read, taking the lead with one day to go. From the Canary Islands Elías Aretz and the Mallorcan Albert Torres are in second place while Andres Barrio from the Canary Islands and Antonio Torrado from Alicante are nineth.

The lull after the storm at the Lanzarote International Regatta

After the tough conditions experienced yesterday, the Lanzarote International Regatta gave sailors a rest bite/ The trade winds favored Brazilians Kahena Kunze and Martine Grael in the women ´s category (49erFX) and the British Elliot Hanson (ILCA 7).

Canary Islands show dominance of the Lanzarote International Regatta

The Gran Canarian María Cantero showed mastery of the Lanzarote regatta course in a complicated day with strong winds and big waves, getting a second place along with Patricia Suárez from Vigo. However, the first place was held by the Finns Ronja Grönblom and Veera Hokka.

El nivel en Lanzarote es altísimo, pero el del equipo español femenino también

La armada española formada por mujeres está poniendo el listón muy alto en la modalidad olímpica de iQFoil que debutará en París 2024. La flota española de esta clase está liderada por la andaluza Pilar Lamadrid y Nicole Van Der Velden (nacionalizada española) aunque la flota también cuenta con otra andaluza, Blanca Manchón, que está incorporándose después de los Juegos Olímpicos de Tokio y tras el cambio de clase, además de fichajes clave con mucho potencial como la mallorquina Andrea Torres.

Titanic IQFOILS fight takes off the Lanzarote International Regatta

After two days of the wind arriving late, racing is finally underway in Lanzarote. In the iQFoil foiling boards of Dutch Huig Jan Tak and Brit Islay Watson won after 4 races of competition in Marina Rubicón. Spain`s Nicole Van Der Velden was ecstatic with a fourth place, local hero Pilar Lamadrid sits in eighth place.

The wind came to the Lanzarote International Regatta, but too late

The iQFoil elite waited on the second day for the wind to arrive at Marina Rubicon. A good breeze arrived but only after racing had been postponed for the day. However, sailors were able to enjoy a friendly day of training and good weather in the Canary Islands. A good forecast is expected for the last two days of iQFoil competition in Playa Blanca.

Olympic gold medalists inaugurate the Lanzarote International Regatta

Brazilian Kahena Kunze and Brit Dylan Fletcher-Scott will compete at the Lanzarote International Regatta held at Marina Rubicón, in their build up for Paris 2024 for more than 140 sailors from over 30 countries who will compete from this Saturday, February 12, in the first world event of the 49er, 49erFX, ILCA 6, ILCA 7, iQFoil.

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Marina Rubicón
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