Please select your home edition
Edition
Barton Marine 2019 728x90
Product Feature
ZhikDry™ LT
ZhikDry™ LT

iQFOiL International Games Act 1 Lanzarote - Day 4

by iQFOiL International Games 29 Jan 06:08 GMT 24-29 January 2022

Pilar La Madrid and Nicolas Goyard lead into the final day

Lanzarote showed its best side on day four of the IQFOiL International Games. On this second last day, the race committee managed to get two course races and the marathon race in before the lunch break. After the break, all riders did another two races of slalom. At the end of this intense day of racing, it is still Spanish Pilar La Madrid leading the women fleet followed by Emma Wilson (GBR) and Maja Dziarnowska (POL). At the men, Nicolas Goyard (FRA) managed to stay in the lead. While number two and three switched positions, putting Luuc van Opzeeland (NED) in second and Huig-Jan Tak (NED) in third.

La Madrid unstoppable

Where Emma Wilson did come closer in the morning to La Madrid. After both had won one of the two course races, Wilson took the win in the marathon, good for double points. But in the afternoon, in which both ladies were in a different heat, La Madrid was again unstoppable. Where La Madrid won both of her races, Wilson only won one. The other one went to Marion Couturier (FRA), who is in eighth overall for now.

La Madrid: "I'm happy with my performance and learnings during all the races this week. Tomorrow it's all or nothing."

Wilson: "We did 2 course races, a marathon, and 2 slalom races. Crazy fun day, tomorrow we have the finals. Where basically anything can happen. Now it's time for some rest."

Goyard wins the marathon race and stays at the top of the leaderboard

Frenchmen Nicolas Goyard managed to hold the top position at the men, thanks to his victory in the marathon race. Goyard: "I'm really, really happy with my marathon race today. Halfway I didn't think I would end up in first. It was a really demanding race."

In second place, just two points behind Goyard, we find Dutchie Van Opzeeland. Van Opzeeland: "It was tough but good. It was fun. In my slalom racing this afternoon, I tried to keep it safe and just push out over everyone else from the top. It worked out both times, which is great. So, ending the day on a good note, I would say. Now, just of the water, I don't know the standings yet. So hopefully it's enough for the first spot. As the forecast for tomorrow is not looking that good. With not that much wind predicted."

Koerdel versus Barton

Behind Goyard Van Opzeeland and Tak there was a real battle for the fourth place between Sebastian Koerdel (GER) and Matthew Barton (GBR). With Koerdel winning both his slalom races he secured fourth place for now.

Koerdel: "This afternoon it was especially nice, as I had Matthew Barton with me in the heat. We were fourth and fifth going into the slalom racing. We had a little showdown and I got to the better end of it. But he gave me a good run for my money. So it was great racing."

Grand Final

Saturday, January 29th, only the top ten will race. This final day will be sailed according to a knock-out system. In the Quarter-Final, the number fourth till the tenth of the overall ranking will race. With only the number one and two of that race proceeding to the Semi-Finals. In that Semi-Final they battle it out together with the number two and three of the overall ranking for the last two spots in the Grand Final. In the Grand Final, in addition to the number one and two from the semi-finals, the leader in the overall standings will race. The finish order in the Grand Final will be decisive for the distribution of the medals.

Results:

More information on the event website at iqfoilclass.org/ig2022lanzarote

Related Articles

Australians at the iQFOiL Europeans day 3
Natasha Bryant and Will McMillan make it into Gold fleets for the Final Series On Day 3 at the iQFOiL European Championships on Lake Garda in Italy, Australian Sailing Futures program (ASF) athletes Natasha Bryant and Will McMillan made it into their respective Gold fleets for the Final Series. Posted today at 12:31 am
iQFoil Europeans: Two Kiwis progress to Gold fleet
The two top New Zealanders have had differing fortunes on Day 2 of the iQFoil Europeans The two top New Zealanders have had differing fortunes on Day 2 of the iQFoil Europeans being sailed in Torbole, Lake Garda in Northern Italy, however both have qualified in the Gold fleet for Mens and Womens competition Posted on 19 May
Australians at the iQFOiL Europeans day 2
A young team in a new Olympic class learned the cost of mistakes A young team representing the Australian Sailing Squad (ASS) and Australian Sailing Futures program (ASF) in a new Olympic class learned the cost of mistakes on Day 2 of the iQFOiL European Championships on Lake Garda in Italy Posted on 19 May
iQFoil Europeans Day 2: French take control
French sailors now lead both fleets. Nicolas Goyard leads the men and Hélène Noesmoen the women The day became a struggle between ‘giants' in the top positions for both men and women. French sailors now lead both fleets, with Nicolas Goyard in the lead among the males and Hélène Noesmoen among the females Posted on 19 May
iQFoil Europeans: Armit in top ten after Day 1
New Zealand's Josh Armit has had a good opening day at the iQFoil Europeans being sailed in New Zealand's Josh Armit has had a good opening day at the iQFoil Europeans being sailed on Lake Garda, Italy. The event the first major international title for the iGFoil has attracted 200 competitors in the Mens and Womens fleets. Posted on 18 May
Australians at the iQFOiL Europeans day 1
A difficult opening day on Lake Garda for the huge fleet It was a difficult opening day at the iQFOiL European Championships on Lake Garda in Italy, with those representing the Australian Sailing Squad (ASS) and Australian Sailing Futures (ASF) were not immune Posted on 18 May
iQFoil Europeans at Torbole day 1
41 nations race in a light wind on Lake Garda The iQFoil European Championships, the new Olympic class for Paris 2024, have started in Torbole, on the Garda Trentino, Italy. Until Sunday they will be racing between slalom, course and marathon: the disciplines chosen according to wind conditions. Posted on 17 May
M32 Series, ILCA Eurocup, iQFoil Europeans overall
Conclusion of the regattas at both Circolo Vela Torbole and Fraglia Vela Riva Really intense days on Garda Trentino with a concentration of regattas of a very high international level and very different classes. Posted on 16 May
First iQFOiL foiling tack on Olympic gear
History was written by 15-year-old Harry Joyner from Australia Last week iQFOiL history was written by 15-year-old Harry Joyner from Australia as he foiled through the first-ever tack on his iQFOiL equipment live in front of his coach's camera. Posted on 8 May
British team for Youth Sailing Worlds announced
16 of the country's most promising young sailors have been selected Sixteen of the country's most promising young sailors have been selected to represent Great Britain at the Youth Sailing World Championships. Posted on 4 May