Due Covid-19 pandemic restrictions the Organizing Authority has made some adjustments to facilitate the logistic between Canary Islands and the mainland.
The Spanish team proves to be more than ready for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, taking 3 podiums with two golds and a bronze: Diego Botín and Iago López topping the 49er, Canary Islands favourite Tara Pacheco and Catalan Florian Trittel leading in Nacra 17 and Tamara Echegoyen with Paula Barceló surprising with 49er FX bronze.
The Finnish team of Sinem Kurtbay and Janne Jarvine booked their place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Lanzarote International Regatta in the Canary Islands. The Finnish duo got the place even before the Medal Race, for which they qualified in the top five.
The Belgian team of Isaura Maenhaut and Anouk Geurts booked their place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Lanzarote International Regatta in the Canary Islands. The Finnish duo got the place even before the Medal Race, for which they qualified in the top five.
The Irish team of Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove booked their place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (49er class) at the Lanzarote International Regatta in the Canary Islands. The Irish duo got the place even before the Medal Race, for which they qualified in the top five.
The Olympic places for Tokyo 2020 are still open. Finland is close to a ticket to Tokyo in the Nacra 17 flying catamaran, Ireland holds the 49er pass, while Belgium is in contention for the pass and the Medal Race. The final will be broadcast live on the Olympic Channel and World Sailing.
The Spanish team continues to dominate the Lanzarote International Regatta, with Canary Islander Tara Pacheco and Catalan Florian Trittel holding first place in Nacra 17, plus Cantabrian Diego Botín and Galician Iago López topping the 49er. Could we see the same result in Tokyo 2020?
Tara Pacheco from the Canary Islands and Florian Trittel from Barcelona have shown that they know how to read both the wind and the waves of Lanzarote better than anyone else on the Canary Islands regatta course.
The gusty winds have tested the sailors` ability to read the Lanzarote regatta course, so strategy has prevailed over speed, with the debut of the Bocaina being a challenge to advance towards Tokyo
The Irish, Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove, have been the first to take first place in the 49er, while the French Lili Sebesi and Albane Dubois are positioned in the women`s 49er FX. The Germans Paul Kohlhoff and Alica Stuhlemmer got in the last minute the first place in the Nacra 17 class.
The Canary Islands are for the first time the continental passport to compete in three modalities of Olympic sailing: Nacra 17, 49er and 49er FX. The results can be followed live on the official website Lanzarote International Regatta, while the medal race will also be streamed.
The `Lanzarote International Regatta` will be held from the 21st to the 26th of March and will award places in the Nacra 17, 49er and 49er FX categories.
Marina Rubicon in Lanzarote has been confirmed by World Sailing as new venue for the event.