Cascais BMW Dragon European Championships 2013

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Cascais BMW Dragon European Championships 2013

Post by Webmaster » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:50 pm

Press Release 3 10/04/13 Cascais BMW Dragon European Championship 2013
  • Portuguese shine on the second day.
Portugal’s Seven Seas Too, Diogo Barros/Jorge Lima/ Rúbrio Basílio, is Cascais BMW Dragon European Championship 2013 new leader, after second day’s two races. It was a great day for the Portuguese crews with Drago’s, José Matoso/Gustavo Lima/Frederico Melo, being third in the overall. The event has the high patronage of the Câmara Municipal de Cascais and BMW. Clube Naval de Cascais and the International Dragon Association are the organizing authorities.

Great day for Portuguese colors in Cascais. With the wind blowing 13 knots from Southwest, two more races were completed in the Cascais BMW Dragon European Championship 2013.

Koala Bear, Matt Whitnall/Christian Brook/Rob Bishop, won the first and Seven Seas Too, Diogo Barros/Jorge Lima/Rúbrio Basílio, took the second. In excellent plan was, also, José Matoso’s Drago, who was 4th and 6th, and climbed to the third place overall.

At the first, the Koala Bear, Matt Whitnall/Christian Brook/Rob Bishop, who represents Britain, was always at the front and finished first. Germany’s Diavel, Vincent Hoesch/Michael Lipp/Peter Libner, and Dottore Amore, Ingo Ehrlicher/Werner Fritz/Thomas Auracher, were 2nd and 3rd. Drago, José Matoso, was fourth, while the Seven Seas Too, was 8th.

In the second of the day, Diogo Barros, Seven Seas Too, claimed the victory, after recovering a few places, followed by Russian’s Even Better, Vasiliy Senatorov/Igor Ivanshintsov/Alexander Muzichenko and Britons Quicksilver V, Robert Campbell/Leigh Behrens/Nick Carus. This was a very good race for the Portuguese fleet, with Drago to be 6, the Christmas III, Rui Bóia/Duarte Neves/ Guilherme Almeida/Miguel Guimarães, finishing 8th and Peggy, Miguel Magalhães/Jorge Pinheiro de Melo/José Magalhães, 10.

Diogo Barros was naturally pleased: "I didn't expect to be in the lead of the race and we keep our goal which is to finish in the top 15. Today was excellent. We had good starts and strategy "said the leader of the Cascais BMW Dragon European Championship 2013

In general, it was an excellent day for the Portuguese fleet and the overall after 3 races are as follows.
13th Christmas III, Rui Bóia/Duarte Neves/ Guilherme Almeida/Miguel Guimarães
16th Lady Tati, Patrick Monteiro de Barros/Nuno Barreto/Rodrigo Vantacich
22nd Peggy, Miguel Magalhães/Jorge Pinheiro de Melo/José Magalhães
34th Dragul, José Bello/João Almeida Lopes/Gonçalo Lacerda
38th Pamalican V, Francisco de Lacerda/Diogo Lacerda/Francisco Andrade
49th Whisper, Mário Quina/Fernando Passeiro/Luis Mourão
52nd Tethys, José Carlos Pina/Filipe Loureiro/Miguel Tavares

For tomorrow two more races are scheduled at 12:00 (local time) in the Cascais BMW Dragon European Championship 2013.

Overall after 3 races in http://www.cncascais.com

Follow the races live on http://www.facebook.com/CNCascais More information: Sofia Borges de Castro: 21 483 01 25 - sofia.castro@cncascais.com Rodrigo Moreira Rato: 93 351 14 74 - rodrigo@lxsailing.com

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Cascais BMW Dragon European Championships 2013

Post by Webmaster » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:54 pm

Press Release 4 11/04/13 Cascais BMW Dragon European Championship 2013..
  • New Portuguese leader.
Portugal’s Drago, José Matoso/Gustavo Lima/Frederico Melo, is the new leader of Cascais BMW Dragon European Championship, after third day’s two races. The Portuguese crew as a 5 points lead when there are only two races to go until the end, next Saturday. The event has the high patronage of the Câmara Municipal de Cascais and BMW. The Clube Naval de Cascais and the International Dragon Association are the organizing authorities.

Third day in Cascais BMW Dragon European Championship 2013 and an excellent performance of José Matoso’s, Drago, which has on board portuguese Olympic sailors Gustavo Lima and Frederico Melo. Keeping an impressive regularity, the national crew has a five point advantage, to the 2nd, Danes “Out of Bounce”, Jens Christensen, and eight of the German Dottore Amore, Ingo Ehrlicher: "We started the day with almost a storm, but then cleared and we’ve done two excellent races. It was very hard, as usual, and we are delighted to have won the second race of the day which allows us to take the lead, "said José Matoso.

At the first, wind was blowing 12 knots from Northwest. Yevgen Braslavets, 470 class Olympic champion in Atlanta 1996, dominated almost all the race. The Ukrainian with Igor Sidorov and Sergiy Timokhov, was superior to the Danes, Out of Bounce, Jens Christensen / Kim Andersen / Anders Bagger and Britons, Aimee, Graham Bailey / Julia Bailey / Richard Powell / Will Heritage. Christmas III, Rui Bóia / Duarte Neves / Guilherme Almeida / Miguel Guimarães, was the best among the Portuguese, finishing in 14th position.

On the second, as the wind blowed from the west at 10 knots intensity was Drago’s, José Matoso/Gustavo Lima/Frederico Melo, who dominated from beginning to end, giving no chance to the opponents and achieving a spectacular victory. Sweden's Still Crazy, Stefan Winberg / Thomas Witton / Frederick Brotell were seconds and Sophie III, the Swiss Hugo Stenbeck and Martin Westerdahl and Portuguese Pedro Andrade on board.
Seven Seas Too, Diogo Barros / Jorge Lima / Rúbrio Basil, who was the leader before today’s races, was 38 and 34 respectively, and occupies the 7th position overall.

In general, it was a good day for the Portuguese fleet and the overall after 5 races is as follows.
11th Christmas III, Rui Bóia/Duarte Neves/ Guilherme Almeida/Miguel Guimarães
28nd Peggy, Miguel Magalhães/Jorge Pinheiro de Melo/José Magalhães
40th Lady Tati, Patrick Monteiro de Barros/Nuno Barreto/Rodrigo Vantacich
48nd Tethys, José Carlos Pina/Filipe Loureiro/Miguel Tavares
49th Whisper, Mário Quina/Fernando Passeiro/Luis Mourão
50th Dragul, José Bello/João Almeida Lopes/Gonçalo Lacerda
54th Pamalican V, Francisco de Lacerda/Diogo Lacerda/Francisco Andrade
61st Catarina III, Henrique Anjos/Joaquim Moreira/Pedro Costa Alemão

For tomorrow one more race is scheduled at 12:00 (local time) in the Cascais BMW Dragon European Championship 2013.

Cascais BMW Dragon European Championship 2013 Top 5 after 5 races 1st Drago - José Matoso/Gustavo Lima/Frederico Melo – Portugal 2nd Out of Bounce - Jens Christensen/Kim Andersen/Anders Bagger – Dinamarca 3rd Dottore Amore – Ingo Ehrlicher/Werner Fritz/Thomas Auracher - Alemanha 4th Alisa – Alexander Ezhkov/Alexey Grigoriev/Vladimir Krutskikh – Rússia 5th Sophie III - Hugo Stenbeck/ Martin Westerdahl/Pedro Andrade - Suíça

Overall after 5 races in http://www.cncascais.com

Follow the races live on http://www.facebook.com/CNCascais More information: Sofia Borges de Castro: 21 483 01 25 - sofia.castro@cncascais.com Rodrigo Moreira Rato: 93 351 14 74 - rodrigo@lxsailing.com

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