Big start of the Hempel World Cup at Allianz Regatta

Nautical Channel
07 Jun 2021
NEWS | Sailing

This first start of the Hempel World Cup Series has concluded with the Allianz Regatta. Gold, silver and bronze World Cup medals have been awarded in the ILCA 6, ILCA 7, Men’s and Women’s RS:X and the Nacra 17 classes. 

After five days of racing, Marie Barrue (FRA) and Lorenzo Chiavarini (GBR) have won the gold in the ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 classes. Meanwhile, Piotr Myszka (POL) and Marta Maggetti (ITA) won the Men’s and Women’s RS:X and Laila van der Meer and Bjarne Bower (NED) led the podium in the Nacra 17. 

The Allianz Regatta

The 2021 Hempel World Cup Series kicked off at the Allianz Regatta in Medemblik, The Netherlands on June 2nd 2021. This is the first Hempel Cup Series since the outbreak of the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

A total of 350 sailors from 47 countries participate across eight Olympic classes. From Wednesday 2nd to Sunday 6th we’ve seen the ILCA 6, ILCA 7, Men’s and Women’s RS:X and the Nacra 17 fleets take to the water. 

From Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th we will see the 49er, 49erFX and Finn categories. The Men’s and Women’s 470 were cancelled due to lack of participants. 

Best conditions during the final day

Medemblik had the best for last on the final day of this first stage of the Hempel World Cup Series. With 15-16 knots of consistent breeze and plenty of waves, rivals competed under the clear blue Dutch sky. 

“Today the weather was perfect,” said Myszka. “We had 15-16 knots and I really like these conditions. From the beginning I was leading Mattia as I was only fighting him. We were match racing and I controlled him from the beginning.” 

Poland’s Piotr Myszka and Italy’s Mattia Camboni began with a points gap in the Men’s RS:X fleet ahead of the Medal Race. The regatta started with some match racing tactics on the race track, however Myszka soon gained the advantage and clinched gold. Camboni finished sixth and won second place. In third place, Angel Granda Roque (ESP) completed the podium.