|Sensational Results |
LARA VADLAU SAILING Press Report
|International Regatta World Cup in Maubuisson, France in the Olympian Yacht Class 470. |
Sensational Results for Lara Vadlau, only 17-years-old, who scarcely just began to sniff around in the World Cup.
She received a 3rd Place, her first podium finish, in the most difficult Olympic sailing class of 470.
Where: Grand Prix Maubuisson – Bordeaux, France
Nations : 63
Starters : 122
Wind : 1 to 3 Bf
When : 28 October 2011 – 2 November 2011
Racing Days: 6
THROUGH THIS RESULT LARA WAS ABLE TO QUICKLY QUALIFY FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN PERTH,AUSTRALIA
Lara Vadlau and Eva Schimak were coming directly from the Spanish Olympic Sailing Training Center in Vigo (in Northern Spain where they are in an intensive training program with the Spanish for four weeks) with their Spanish star trainer Toni Rippl to the Grand Prix in Maubuisson to get a clear idea of how they stand in international comparison before the qualifications regatta in Perth, Australia.
Against expectations, all those with a name and rank in the World Rankings were there except for those from New Zealand and Australia.
The fact that at each racing stage there was an extreme lack of wind was naturally well-received by Lara and Eva. Lara could thoroughly make use of her strong sailing sense and due to the lack of wind, did not have the usual drawbacks that her partner is too small and too light.
From the first race on they both could show off their potential and rode in each race under the Top 10 for Women, ultimately reaching 3rd Place.
1. France with Camille Lecointre (World Ranking of 3 and Olympic Winner)
2. England with Penny Clark (World Ranking of 1 and World Champion)
3. Austrian with Lara Vadlau and Eva Schimak (Lara is reigning World Champion in 420)
Lara Vadlau and Eva Schimak are already back in La Curunia (Northern Spain) doing wave training with the Spanish for Australia.
On Sunday, Lara flies back home and in the next few weeks will do some exams to finish her Matura.
In Perth, Australia on November 18, 2011 is the first opportunity to qualify for the Olympic Games in London.
The World Cup Regatta and World Championship take place in Perth from December 3 until December 18.
At this regatta, the two will have to achieve a place under the first 17 nations. Since more than 70 nations compete for the ticket to London, Lara and Eva are hoping to accomplish the feat and qualify for the Olympic games in their first World Cup season in 470. (The record presently lies at 26 by a Spaniard.)
Should it not work out in Perth, Australia at the World Championship (strong wind areas), there is a second chance at the World Championship in Barcelona in May 2012. Here Lara would have to make it into the Top 5.