Javier Hernández in Laser, Barreiros and Sarmiento in M 470 and Alexa Bezel and Anne-Sophie Thilo in W 470, win in their respective classes.
The 15th edition of the Barcelona Olympic Week, which began last Tuesday with the participation of over fifty sailors from seven countries, ended this Saturday in the Parc del Fòrum waters.
Javier Hernández from Tenerife (RCN Tenerife) was the Olympic Week outstanding winner after winning eleven of the twelve Laser class races that took place throughout the event. For this he was granted the Ciutat de Barcelona Trophy and a 1,500€ cash prize as overall winner. The winners in the rest of categories were Onán Barreiros and Aaron Sarmiento from Gran Canaria (RCN Gran Canaria) in Men’s 470, and the Swiss Alexa Bezel and Anne-Sophie Thilo .
In Laser, Javier Hernández confirmed that he is the best laserist in Spain and it is very possible that he will have the chance to fight for medals in the London Olympic Games, seeing that he was third in the 2008 Laser World Championship. Hernández only took a second place on the last day, finishing first in the rest of races.
The second place went to Pablo Guitián from Cádiz (CN El Cano), who claimed this place from the very beginning of the regatta and retained it until the last leg. Joaquín Blanco from Gran Canaria (RCN Gran Canaria) had been gradually climbing up the ranking and, after claiming a spot on the podium on the second to last day, he resisted with a third and a second, thus beating the Spanish champion Angelo Tabernero, who followed closely.
In Men’s 470, Onán Barreiros and Aaron Sarmiento also started as virtual champions, which allowed them to sail more relaxed and discard the two places taken on the last day, a tenth and a seventh. The Canarian sailors took four firsts in the twelve races. On the other hand, the second discard brought changes in the remaining podium places, as Austria’s Matthias Schmid and Florian Reichstaedter managed to climb three places and leap from fifth place to second after claiming a second and a first; Argentineans Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente thus lost their second place to the Austrians and with a third and a tenth they had to content themselves with an overall third.
In Women’s 470 the whole thing was already decided too for the Swiss Alexa Bezel and Anne-Sophie Thilo, who closed the Olympic Week with another two firsts. Àgueda Suria and Sofía Basterra (RCN Valencia) were second and Ana Lobo (CN Vilassar/CN Sevilla), third.
On the last day the breeze appeared after one in the afternoon, thus allowing the Committee to give two races, in the midst of an intense fog.
Javier Hernández won the Ciutat de Barcelona International Trophy, which is granted to the overall winner of the Barcelona Olympic Sailing Week. Hernández was pleased after this important triumph: “I have participated many times in this regatta and to win here is a great satisfaction. Two years ago I was very close to winning the trophy and this year I have finally managed to do it. I am really happy”.
1. Javier Hernández (ESP), 1-1-1-1-1-1-(2)-1-1-1-1(1), 10 points
2. Pablo Guitián (ESP), 2-2-3-2-2-2-3-3-3-2-3-(4)-2-(5), 24 points
3. Joaquín Blanco (ESP), (4)-(5)-4-4-3-3-1-2-2-3-3-2, 27 points
4. Angelo Tabernero (ESP), 3-4-2-3-4-5-(OCS)-(OCS)-6-5-6-6, 44 points
5. Jorge Jover (ESP), 5-6-5-6-6-4-4-6-(7)-2-(8)-4, 48 points
1. Onán Barreiros/Aaron Sarmiento (ESP), 5-6-1-1-1-4-3-2-5-1-(10)-(7), 29 points
2. Matthias Schmid/Florian Reichstaedter (AUT), 9-1-6-5-(9)-(OCS)-8-3-2-3-2-1, 40 points
3. Lucas Calabrese/Juan de la Fuente (ARG), 8-7-7-4-2-3-5-(10)-3-2-3-(10), 44 points
4. Matías Bühler/Felix Steiger (SUI), (11)-3-3-2-3-1-2-9-(OCS)-10-8-5, 46 points
5. Pablo Santurde/Alejandro Ramos (ESP), 1-(9)-9-3-8-5-7-8-1-4, 46 points
1. Alexa Bezel/Anne-Sohie Thilo (SUI), 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-(BDF)-1-1-1-(1), 10 points
2. Águeda Suria/Sofía Basterra (ESP), 2-2-(DNC)-2-2-(DNC)-2-1-2-2-DNC-DNC, 23 points
3. Carlota Massana/Ana Lobo (ESP), 3-(DNF)-DNC-3-DNC-DNC-3- (DNC)-3-(DNF)-DNC-DNC, 32 points