Cascais Dragon Gold Cup 2008

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Cascais Dragon Gold Cup 2008

Post by IDA » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:31 am

The 2008 Cascais Dragon Gold Cup opened yesterday in a ceremony held at the Clube Naval de Cascais. The event is from August 29th until September the 5th. As of Monday evening RUS-44 Red October Artiom Kuznetsov is in the lead.It is considered as the most important and prestigious regatta of the International Dragon Class, which returns to Cascais 10 years after it was held here in 1998.

At the ceremony, José Mattoso, Clube Naval’s President, praised Cascais fantastic sailing conditions: “Based on the excellent natural conditions of its bay and the renowned experience of the CNC to organize large regattas and after having bid, in 2006, to organize the 2007 America´s Cup and having held the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championship in July of last year with over 1.000 boats, Cascais and the Estoril coast are now certainly in the short list of the world´s best venues for holding large international sailing events”.

The Cascais Dragon Gold Cup is the last of a series of events included in “Cascais Portugal Vela 2008”. CNC President explained what is this ambitious project: “Building on this track record, this year, and in its first edition, the project “Cascais Portugal Vela 2008” promoted by the CNC has brought to Portugal, Cascais and the Estoril coast three major and prestigious international sailing regattas: the 2008 IFDS Seth Cascais Worlds for disabled sailors, the 9th edition of the Costa do Estoril Sailing Open led by the Quebramar/Chrysler Trophy for the classes GP42 and ORC – as part of this Open will also be held the Chrysler Challenge and the Grande Real Villa Italia Challenge respectively for the Dragon and the SB3 classes – and the third regatta, to be held next week, is the 2008 Cascais Dragon Gold Cup”.

The final words of José Mattoso’s speech were to the sponsors: “I would like to take the opportunity to thank the main sponsors Banco Espirito Santo, Quebramar and Chrysler as well as Seth, Vila Sol, the Cascais Marina, plus a host of supporting entities and volunteers which made this possible. I would also like to thank the state agency Turismo de Portugal that has recognized the importance of this sailing event as an excellent vehicle to project internationally the image of Portugal, Cascais and its Estoril coast. Finally, but certainly not least, I thank the permanent, timely and very important support of the Municipality of Cascais and its Mayor Mr. António Capucho”, said José Mattoso.

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Cascais Dragon Gold Cup 2008

Post by IDA » Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:43 pm

Russia's Artiom Kuznetsov/Vladimir Silkin/Georgy Shaiduko are Cascais Dragon Gold Cup leaders after race 1. In an 8 knot west breeze the Russians were stronger than Denmark's Jorgen Schonerr/Jan Eli Gravard/Christian Videbaek and Edward Sawyer/Martin Payne/William Willet, from USA.

The lovely setting of Cascais hosts, until next friday, the Cascais Dragon Gold Cup. A 74 Dragon fleet started today a tough battle for title.
After a general recall, the fleet started a very tactical 12 mile windward-leeward race. Germany's Thomas Muller lead the fleet 'til the end, but was disqualyfied (BFD).
Artiom Kuznetsov, one of the 17 russian crews present at Cascais, crossed the line second but were crowned winners, showing the Dragon russian power.

Denmark's Jorgen Schonerr was 2nd and he's a real candidate to the title, after being also second at Chrysler Challenger 2008, Pre-Event test.
Three Portuguese crews close the “top 10”, José Matoso/Charles Nankin/Afonso Marques are 8th, Mário Quina/ Fernando Passeiro/Eric Van Dame (9th) and Manuel Champalimaud/Mark Hart/Ed Streeter (10th).

Tomorrow the fleet will have 2 races, starting at 12:00h.

A Cascais Dragon Gold Cup is part of Cascais Vela 2008 project and counts with the participation of 74 boats, representing 16 countries and is considered as the most important and prestigious regatta of the International Dragon Class, which returns to Cascais 10 years after it was held here in 1998.

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Cascais Dragon Gold Cup 2008

Post by IDA » Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:56 pm

Dragon Gold Cup 2008 Entries: 74 Races Sailed: 3
1 RUS-25 Versia 3,1 Alexey Krylov Vlad Kapitonov / Alexey Bushuev Russia
2 GBR-688 Quicksilver III Robert Campbell Matt Walker / Jonathan Hill Great Britain
3 POR-42 Mar Manuel Champalimaud Mark Hart / Ed Streeter Portugal

Russia’s Alexey Krylov/Vlad Kapitonov/Alexei Bushuev are the new Cascais Dragon Gold Cup leaders after 2nd day of racing in the fantastic scenery of Cascais. Britain’s Robert Campbell/Matt Walker/Jonathan Hill are 2nd overall and Portuguese Manuel Champalimaud/Mark Hart/Ed Streeter are 3rd. Ukrainian Eugeniy Braslavets and Portuguese Filipe Silva won the 2nd day races.

A shiny day and wind, blowing from 6 to 8 knots, were the perfect conditions that the 74 Dragon fleet had for the 2nd of racing in Cascais.

On the 1st race, Ukraine’s Eugeniy Braslavets/Sergey TImokhov/Claus Olesen won. Gavia Wilkinson-Cox/Jon Mortimer/Ron Rosenberg from Great Britain were 2nd and Frank Berg/Soren Nielsen/Soren Kaestel, from Denmark finished 3rd.

The 2nd was perfect for Filipe Silva/Joaquim Moreira/Miguel Pinto. The portuguese crew started and finished first, dominating the all race. Germany’s Philip Dohse/Oliver Mose/Jan Scharfetter and Great Britain’s Robert Campbell/Matt Walker/Jonathan Hill were 2nd and 3rd.

In general overall, regularity seems to be the secret, no one from the top 3 won a race, with Russia’s Alexey Krylov/Vlad Kapitonov/Alexei Bushuev being the new leaders followed by Great Britain’s Robert Campbell/Matt Walker/Jonathan Hill and Manuel Champalimaud/Mark Hart/Ed Streeter, from Portugal. Tomorrow the fleet will have 1 race, starting at 14:00h.

The Cascais Dragon Gold Cup is part of Cascais Vela 2008 project and counts with the participation of 74 boats, representing 16 countries and is considered as the most important and prestigious regatta of the International Dragon Class, which returns to Cascais 10 years after it was held here in 1998.



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Cascais Dragon Gold Cup 2008

Post by IDA » Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:27 pm

Portugal's Manual Champalimaud leads the Cascais Dragon Gold Cup.

Manuel Champalimaud is the new leader of the Cascais Dragon Gold Cup. The Portuguese was 8th on the Championship’s 4th race and has a three point advantage from Poul Richard Hoj Jensen/Theis Palm/Andrew Mordem and 8,7 from Campbell/Matt Walker/Jonathan Hill, both from Great Britain.

Manuel Champalimaud/Mark Hart/Ed Streeter are showing an impressive regularity and reached the 1st place. An unexpected result as Champalimaud says "I didn’t expect to be the leader. Here, there are 74 crews that can win. My crew is doing a fantastic job. We’re a real team and all the decisions are made as a team. I think that’s the main reason why we’re so regular and sailing so well" Champalimaud doesn’t feel any extra pressure to win the Cascais Dragon Gold Cup “I just want keep sailing calmly, as I’ve been doing these days”, says the helm of Mar.
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Lars Hendriksen/George Leonchuk/Martin Leifelt, from Ukraine scored a 1st place in Race 4, a 12 mile course, with south wind blowing 6 to 8 knots . Russia’s Maxim Semerkhanov/Dmitri Tereshkin / Ruslan Formichev were 2nd and Ireland’s Don O’Donoghue/Brian Mathews/Mark Pettitt, ended third.

Tomorrow the fleet will have one race, starting at 14:00h.

The Cascais Dragon Gold Cup is part of Cascais Vela 2008 project and counts with the participation of 74 boats, representing 16 countries and is considered as the most important and prestigious regatta of the International Dragon Class, which returns to Cascais 10 years after it was held here in 1998.
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Cascais Dragon Gold Cup 2008

Post by IDA » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:33 am

On the fourth day of racing, the Cascais Dragon Gold Cup has a fourth different leader. Britain’s Poul Richard Hoj Jensen/Theis Palm/Andrew Mordem are first, with only one race to be sailed.. Manuel Champalimaud/Mark Hart/Ed Streeter, from Portugal, are 2nd and Britain’s Robert Campbell is 3rd. Henrique Anjos/Vasco Serpa/Pedro Costa Alemão won race 5, continuing Portuguese crew’s brilliant performances.
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Emotion grows at the Cascais Dragon Gold Cup, with the first two, Poul Jensen and Manuel Champalimaud, separated only by 2 points, before last race, to be sailed tomorrow. Today, Race Committee had a difficult task, with light and shifty wind. A race was cancelled after the start, and the 74 Dragon fleet had to go to a different race area, near Guia. A west 6 knot wind was enough to sail the 5th race and see Portugal’s Henrique Anjos/Vasco Serpa/Pedro Costa Alemão scoring championship’s 2nd Portuguese victory.

Markus Wieser/ Thomas Auracher / Sergei Pugatchev, from Ukraine were 2nd and Danish Jorgen Schonerr/Jan Eli Gravad/Christian Videbaek, scored a 3rd.
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Cascais Dragon Gold Cup final race will be sailed tomorrow at 12:00h.

The Cascais Dragon Gold Cup is part of Cascais Vela 2008 project and counts with the participation of 74 boats, representing 16 countries and is considered as the most important and prestigious regatta of the International Dragon Class, which returns to Cascais 10 years after it was held here in 1998.
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Cascais Dragon Gold Cup 2008

Post by IDA » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:30 pm

Great Britain’s Poul Richard Hoj Jensen is the Cascais Dragon Gold winner. Poul Jensen/Theis Palm/Andrew Mortem were 9th in the final race and won the Championship, with a four point advantage over Gavia Wilkinson-Cox/Jon Mortimer/Ron Rosenberg (GBR). Britain’s day was completed successfully, with Robert Campbell’s 3rd overall, and Nations Cup title, that Gavia Wilkinson-Cox will take home..

No one was able to stop Britain’s supremacy. Portugal’s Manuel Champalimaud started the final race, being 2nd overall, but the 24th today dropped him to 6th place. Russia’s Maxim Semerkhanov/Dmitri Tereshkin/Ruslan Formichev won race 6. Ukraine’s Eugeniy Braslavets/Sergey Timokhov/Claus Olesen and Portugal’s António Mardel Correia/Pedro Rebelo de Andrade/Bernardo Santos, were 2nd and 3th.

Regularly was Poul Richard Hoj Jensen’s secret to win Cascais Dragon Gold Cup. Jensen ended the championship with a total of 95 points. Gavia Wilkinson-Cox scored 4 points more but gets the Nations Cup, because she was the best placed boat of the top winning nation (Great Britain) on the last race.
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Dragon GBR716 – Jerboa. 2nd place and winner of the Nations Cup Photo@Nico Martinez
Poul Jensen Quotes:

“Last race wind conditions were very shifty. The competition was very tough. The Dragon class is stabilized and is still growing in number of boats. There are a lot of very good sailors arriving. The no discard rule makes competition harder. A bad result can compromise your possibilities”

Dragon Gold Cup 2009 will be held in Denmark.

The Cascais Dragon Gold Cup is part of Cascais Vela 2008 project and counts with the participation of 74 boats, representing 16 countries and is considered as the most important and prestigious regatta of the International Dragon Class, which returns to Cascais 10 years after it was held here in 1998.

Official Website and Final Results
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Dragon GBR716 – Jerboa. 2nd place and winner of the Nations Cup Photo@Nico Martinez

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