The French Axel Mazella has been proclaimed winner of the Cutty Sark FKSS 2921 Castellón. The Frenchman, current world number one, finished ahead of his compatriot Theo de Ramecourt and the Croatian Martin Dolenc who finished third. The North American Daniela Moroz was the winner in females ahead of the French Lauriene Nolot and the British Katie Dabson. The best Spaniard overall was the Valencian Alejandro Climent in eleventh position, while Gisela Pulido finished eighth among the girls. Climent himself is the new overall leader of the Cutty Sark FKSS 2021 circuit, after four of his six races, ahead of Pole Jakub Jurkowski.
Today the wind has not been on its side at Gurugú Beach. At the end of around three o’clock in the afternoon, a southeast began to blow, which caused the Gold group to go into the water with the 40 best sailors in the fleet in Castellón. The best together. The Committee decided to give them two starts so that there would be room for them to play sleeves in the Silver group with those who had finished between 41st and 80th in the Open class and in the F-One FKSS Amateur class. But as soon as the two rounds of the best group finished, the wind fell and there were no more starts.
On the podium, Axel Mazella and Daniela Moroz received the 1,000 euro stub as winners in the men’s and women’s categories from the mayor of the city, Amparo Marco. The City Council has been co-organizer of the event that has brought 101 athletes from 18 countries on four continents to the capital of La Plana. It has also had the help of the Castelló Provincial Council, the Hotel del Golf Playa, the CD Eolo and the Real Club Náutico de Castellón.
The best among 80 sailors
Mazella has been the best in Castelló, he has undoubtedly acted as the king of Formula Kite. A regatta in which they have been able to do six tests and in which the Frenchman has been the most solid in a fleet with 80 competitors in the Open class. In the first race on Friday he made a second, but in the next four he made a first. Today there were only two starts and in the first one, the fifth, the discard came into play. Mazella with his victory was able to erase second place and thus almost definitively assured his victory over his compatriot Theo de Ramecourt who was the only one who could take away the victory today. De Ramecourt finished second in that heat with Maeder, the 15-year-old Singaporean though based in Switzerland, third.
Mazella was already facing that second heat without knowing that it was the last of the regatta. At the start he got tangled up with another competitor and was left behind in the test. However, and despite the fact that these races in Formula Kite only last about 10 minutes and there is very little room to recover, he was climbing positions until he finished in sixth place. The possibility of making a discard in that sleeve already gave him almost all the options of being the champion of the Cutty Sark FKSS 2021 Castellón. A Mazella that is already a regular on the podium of the Cutty Sark FKSS since with his triumph this week he has already managed to be the sailor with the most tests won with five, one more than the Valencian Alejandro Climent in this international test that is dispute in Spain and that in 2021 it has received one of the Empren Esport 2021 awards, an initiative promoted by the Trinidad Alfonso Foundation.
The podium was completed by his compatriot Theo de Ramecourt and the Croatian Martin Dolenc who has been the only male sailor who in the two weeks that the Valencian Community has been the world epicenter of Formula Kite has been on the podium in Valencia and Castelló.
“The regatta is world class”
Mazella explained at the end of the competition: “It has been very good to come to Castelló. The wind has not helped much, but the committee has done a good job trying to give the maximum possible starts and in the end it was good for me to be able to compete with this great fleet. This competition gives me a lot of confidence to keep thinking about the rest of the season with everything ahead. Today was a difficult day because I had not seen Theo de Ramecourt being in other groups, I wanted to see how we were both at speed. In the first one today I have beaten him and the dismissal has helped me a lot, because the entanglement that I had with another competitor at the start of the second would have cost me dearly. Winning the Tarifa Foil Board table and the 1,000 euros is a pride for me and shows that this regatta is at the height of the great world tournaments in prizes and at the level of competition with 80 sailors here in Castelló this week. Is incredible. I hope to be in Formentera in October, yes ”.
Climent, the new leader of the circuit
Among the Spanish the best has been Alejandro Climent with his eleventh place. The Valencian never fails and staying in this position in Castelló is his logical result. Thus, what Climent has achieved is to go on to lead the Cutty Sark FKSS 2021 circuit since the Russian Denis Taradin could not compete on Friday and has lost many of his options to revalidate his 2020 title.
In women, Daniela Moroz was the winner, although she did it with considerably less margin than that obtained last week in Valencia where she swept her rivals. In second place was the French Lauriene Nolot and third the British Katie Dabson. Moroz explained at the end of the competition: “I feel very good after two weeks of competition in which things have been great for me. They have been fantastic with a great fleet and also with a lot of women competing. Here it has been more complicated than in Valencia with the separation of the fleets and that the girls have raised the level. It has been more challenging than last week. The regatta is very good, with very good conditions and we had a great time. It has a lot of merit that there are so many people here in times of Covid. I love being an ambassador for this regatta, the atmosphere is incredible. I hope to be in Formentera in October. I don’t know what I’m going to do with the 1,000 euros, but I’m sure I’ll enjoy them ”.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism