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The official photographer of the event will be Matias Capizzano, one of the photographers who have best captured the spirit of the Optimist Class.

Born in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 1973. He started sailing at 7 years old in the Optimist Class and moved on to Cadet, Laser and IMS boats. He participated in seven J-24 World Championships, one Panamerican Game and several South American Championships. He also took part in International Match Race championships.

An industrial designer by profession, his passion for sailing and photography drove him to capture through photography the spectacle of sailing in all its forms. Since 1998 his has covered sailing regattas around the worlds from Optimist to the Olympic Games.

You can have a look at his work by visiting his website:


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From October 20 – October 30, 2014,  the Optimist World Championship will be held in Nautico San Isidro Club. 52 countries and 220 competitors all around the world are registered.

Many sponsors give their support to this event: Banco Galicia, Telecom Personal, Parrado Yacht Insurance, Riotecna,, Pinturas SteelCote, Bourke Advertising and Production, Dole, Avène, Granix, ENARD, Municipalidad de San Isidro, Prefectura Naval Argentina, Secretaria de Deportes de Nación, Asociación de Optimist Argentina y la Federación Argentina de Yachting.

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Live Updates and Scoring

Get updates from the race course by following the event using our live Twitter feed. Click here for updated results and standings.


Live tracking in 2D and 3D will be available during the Optimist World Championship.


Rights free news feeds containing interviews and b-roll of sailing action will be available from October 20 to October 30. A log Sheet will be attached.

In addition, fully-produced highlight packages will be available from October 20 to October 30.  These will contain interviews, action and results, including event graphics.

For FTP login details, specific requests and native language interviews please contact World Championship Press manager using the following address –

You can see edited highlights on our You Tube TvChannel. Click here


High resolution, editorial rights free images will be available to download on a Micro Site that will be informed by e-mail with the press accreditation.


For all results and information visit the OptiWorlds 2014 website at

Argentina 2014 Facebook

The @optiworld Twitter accounts will be following the action throughout the week, follow the accounts here

Media Guide

Click here to download the 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Media Guide.

Daily Summary

Daily news releases and results will be distributed via email and posted to the event website.

Media Room

The media room is located at the Nautico San Isidro Club and is reserved for members of the working media and team and event communications staff. The room is scheduled to open at 8:30am on Oct. 20 through Oct. 30. These times are subject to change. Please provide appropriate media identification cards or documentation.

Press Boats

Press boat for writing press and photographers – with confirmed assignments – is available on oct. 20 –  Oct. 30 by reservation. The boat will leave from Nautico San Isidro Club Club at 09:15 (subject to change). The press boat will return for lunch and depart again for afternoon racing. Please provide appropriate media identification cards or documentation.


Optimist World Championship Argentina 2014 Press Manager

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