Rolex Middle Sea Race
21 Oct 14
After three complete days at sea only three boats competing in the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race have passed the northwest tip of Sicily, roughly the halfway point of the race.
In 2004 the Athlete Participation Programme had a budget of £15,000, 35 people from 14 countries applied and ISAF funded 29 sailors from 14 countries, which is over 80 percent of the applicants, so ISAF were delighted with this figure considering the limited funds available.
ISAF's focus was to provide the programme to those countries who had never before participated at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship or those countries in subscription category 1 who had not previously received funding from the Athlete Participation Programme. The programme provided support in 2 main areas Entry Fee Subsidy and Travel Subsidy, however Coaching support was also available courtesy of the World Youth Sailing Trust employing the services of Jim Saltonstall, a top coach, to attend the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. Coaching was available for all the countries participating and not just those on the Athlete Participation Programme.
The skill level of the sailors was extremely varied, with one of the girls finishing 4th overall in the Single-Handed Dinghy Girls - Laser Radial, and Bronze Medallists in the multihull - open Hobie 16. Please have a look at the table below for the full list of results.
ISAF is extremely pleased with the oportunities, success and benefits the programme offers all the sailors involved and we are very much looking forward to more of the same in Korea 2005.
|Name of Sailor||Nation||Age||Event - Class||Results|
|Cecili CARRANZA SAROLI||ARG||17||Single-Handed Dinghy Girls - Laser Radial||11414|
|Jessica HOGG||RSA||14||Single-Handed Dinghy Girls - Laser Radial||29/31|
|Beth GERTRUDE||SEY||15||Single-Handed Dinghy Girls - Laser Radial||28/31|
|Jesus ALBERTO GALLARDO CABRERA||CUB||15||Single-Handed Dinghy Boys - Laser||33/41|
|Rudolfs VETRA||LAT||18||Single-Handed Dinghy Boys - Laser||40/41|
|Marc SCHMIT||LUX||18||Single-Handed Dinghy Boys - Laser||41/41|
|El Amri ANAS||MAR||16||Single-Handed Dinghy Boys - Laser|
|Alexandr DENISIUC||MDA||15||Single-Handed Dinghy Boys - Laser||34/41|
|Pavlos KONTIDES||CYP||14||Single-Handed Dinghy Boys - Laser||31/41|
|James HOGG||RSA||16||Single-Handed Dinghy Boys - Laser||35/41|
|Blake MILLROY||SAM||16||Single-Handed Dinghy Boys - Laser||37/41|
|Michel BRISTOL||SEY||16||Single-Handed Dinghy Boys - Laser||39/41|
|Lukas ZUNGOVSKY||SVK||18||Single-Handed Dinghy Boys - Laser||38/41|
|Anneris FALCON HERNANDEZ||CUB||17||Double-Handed Dinghy Girls - 420||28/28|
|Yisel SUAREZ CASANAS||CUB||15||Double-Handed Dinghy Girls - 420||28/28|
|Bridget CLAYTON||RSA||16||Double-Handed Dinghy Girls - 420||21/28|
|Bronwen KLASS||RSA||17||Double-Handed Dinghy Girls - 420||21/28|
|Sebastian PERI BRUSA||ARG||16||Double-Handed Dinghy Boys - 420||21/32|
|Francisco Jose MEDINA||PUR||15||Double-Handed Dinghy Boys - 420||16/32|
|Brennan ROBINSON||RSA||15||Double-Handed Dinghy Boys - 420||29/32|
|Ricky ROBINSON||RSA||17||Double-Handed Dinghy Boys - 420||29/32|
|Zoe BARRIOS FLEITAS||CUB||17||Windsurfer Girls - Mistral||41609|
|Vesselin NANEV||BUL||17||Windsurfer Boys - Mistral||44075|
|Andreas SOFRONIOU||CYP||16||Windsurfer Boys - Mistral||44044|
|Shrone JEAN||SEY||15||Windsurfer Boys - Mistral||20/20|
|Jason HESS||GUA||15||Multihull Open - Hobie 16||39389|
|Juan I MAEGLI||GUA||15||Multihull Open - Hobie 16||39389|
|Evan HOBSON||RSA||15||Multihull Open - Hobie 16||39395|
|Oliver HOBSON||RSA||17||Multihull Open - Hobie 16||39395|