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News – Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020   

Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Final results

 Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Final results 2020 Sail Melbourne was concluded this morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, the Australia Olympic Team member Jake Lilley AUS was the superior winner ahead of Nils Theuninck SUI, advancing on rank 2 as best of the day (ranks 1/3). ----- In the Lasers Radial, the U19 junior Stefan Elliott AUS finished first ahead of the tied Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED on 2nd and Michael Crompton AUS (U19) on 3rd. ----- No change on the podium of the Lasers Standard. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA remained on rank 1 ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS and Luke Elliott AUS. ----- Winners in the Olympic windsurfers are Tom Squires GBR in the Men and Noy Drihan ISR in the Women. ----- Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA grasped the Australian Champions title in the 5o5s. ----- All results and the news.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020   

Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 1

 Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 1 Perfect Biscayne Bay conditions prevailed on day one of the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, the second event of the 2020 World Cup, yesterday, and all seven classes present completed two races. ----- In the good quality 470 Men fleet, the first leaders are Dahlberg/Bergström SWE 5 points ahead of Sozykin/Gribanov RUS. ----- In the 470 Women, Lecointre/Retornaz FRA won both races. Berta/Caruso ITA and Löwe/Markfort GER are the first persuers. ----------- In all other classes, the race for the last North American 2020 Olympic berths is key. The fleets are mostly very small with only a few participants from other continents. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Joaquin Blanco ESP won both heats. Andrew Lewis TTO (Trinidad/Tobago) and Stefano Peschiera PER (Peru) are the first challengers. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Viktoria Andrulyte LTU (Lithuania) is first ahead of Nethra Kumanan IND (India) and Ebru Bolat ROU (Romania). ----- Emphasis for the US Sailing Team is in the Finns, where the duel between Caleb Paine USA - 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist - and Luke Muller USA for the Olympic Team selection is underway. Paine is on rank 1 after two heats, Muller follows on 4th. ----- In the RS:X windsurfers, Pedro Pascual USA leads in the Men, Mariana Aguilar MEX in the Women. ----- The speed classes 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 are not present. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020   

Ice-Sailing - DN Grand Master Cup 2020 - Öxelösund SWE

Today begins the DN Iceboating Grand Master Cup for age-60-plus veterans in Sweden. Favorite is the 10-times World Champion Karol Jablonski POL. ----- The event website with the entry list. ---------- Over the past weekend, a national regatta was held at the same venue with the Polish team dominating. ----- The ranking list and the news.
 
News – Monday, January 20, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020   

Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 4

 Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 4 The Monday races at Sail Melbourne have already been terminated this morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, Anders Pedersen NOR won both races of the day and moved up on rank 3 just one point behind Nils Theuninck SUI. Jake Lilley AUS remains on top. ----- The Lasers Standard completed only one race with Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA still on rank 1, but Matthew Wearn AUS reduced his backlog on 3 points. New on rank 3 follows Elliot Hansen GBR. ----- With two race wins, Stephan Elliott AUS moved on top of the Laser Radial Goldfleet, at equal points with Marit Bouwmeester NED. Michael Compton AUS and Annalise Murphy IRL follow 6 points back on the ranks 3 and 4. ----- All ranking lists, the news and the videos.
Monday, January 20, 2020   

J/70 - Sportboat Winter Series - Act 3 - Monaco MON - Final results

 J/70 - Sportboat Winter Series - Act 3 - Monaco MON - Final results Somewhat fresher 10-14kn Eastwinds prevailed on the last day of Act 3 of the Monaco Sportboat Series and 3 races could be held. ----- Charles Thompson GBR and his team defended rank 1 one point ahead of Valerya Kovalenko RUS. Bo Pedersen DEN advanced on rank 3. 44 teams racing. ----- The ranking list of Act 3. ----- In the overall ranking of the Winter-Series after 3 of 5 rounds, Charles Thompson GBR has now taken the lead. On rank 2 follows Ludovic Fassitelli MON. ----- The news.
Monday, January 20, 2020   

Laser - Euro-Masters - Act 1 - Antibes FRA - Final results

 Laser - Euro-Masters - Act 1 - Antibes FRA - Final results The favourable conditions on the final day of the Antibes Laser Euro Masters allowed to complete another three races. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Fausto Vassalo ITA is the clear winner adding two more race wins yesterday. Alice Grassi ITA defended rank 2, Pierrik Devic MON advanced on rank 3. ----- Superior victory also on the Lasers Standard with Roberto Bini ITA. Attila Feret FRA and Jean-Pierre Vogtensperger FRA completed the podium. ----- All ranking lists.
Monday, January 20, 2020   

420, Fireball, Nacra 15, Catamaran - Ski Yachting - Antibes FRA - Final results

 420, Fireball, Nacra 15, Catamaran - Ski Yachting - Antibes FRA - Final results Each of the 5 classes at the Antibes Ski-Yachting sailed 3 races yesterday. ----- With Amélie Flanndorfer/Iona Wyper FRA, a female team finished on top of the 420s. Tom Rodet/Yael Maucuit FRA and Ange Delerce/Thimothé Rossi FRA completed the podium. ----- In the Fireballs, the winners were Carlo Zorzi/Mattia Bordon ITA. ----- The Nacra 15 rankings have Matteo Chaboud/Rupert Eddy FRA on rank 1 tied with Oscar Pean/Ambre Sebrechts FRA at equal points. ----- Moving up on top of the largest fleet with 25 teams, the C3-catamarans, were Arthur Bautz/Esteban Hernandez FRA with three bullets yesterday. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
 
News – Sunday, January 19, 2020
Sunday, January 19, 2020   

Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 3

 Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 3 The Sunday races in Melbourne have just been completed this morning UTC. ----- In the Lasers, only one race has been sailed with Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA defending the lead in the Lasers Standard ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS new on rank 2. ----- In the Lasers Radial, the U19 helmsman Michael Compton AUS stays on top one point ahead of Marit Bouwmeester NED. ----- Jake Lilley AUS extended his lead in the Finns with two bullets. Nils Theuninck SUI, twice on 2nd, remains the first persuer. Tom Ramshaw CAN is up on the 3rd place. ----- In the Australian 5o5 Nationals, the top duo remains unchange with Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA and Robin Deussen/David Snoad AUS winning one of the two races each. ----- Only two 470s participate with Tyler Page/Adrian Hoesch ASA (Samoa) as leaders on the way to grasp the additional Tokyo Olympic berth for Oceania, as Australia and New Zealand are qualified already. ----- All ranking lists.
Sunday, January 19, 2020   

Laser - Euro-Master - Antibes FRA - Day 3

 Laser - Euro-Master - Antibes FRA - Day 3 Two races by class were completed yesterday at the Laser Euro Masters in Antibes. ----- In the Lasers Radial (30 participants/6 nations), Fausto Vasallo ITA leads one point ahead of Alicie Grassi ITA. ----- In the Lasers Standard (25 participants/8 nations), Roberto Bini ITA is first closely followed by the tied Jean-Pierre Vogtensperger FRA and Denis Simeone FRA. ----- All ranking lists.
Sunday, January 19, 2020   

420, Finn, Fireball, Nacra 15, Catamaran - Ski Yachting - Antibes FRA - Day 3

 420, Finn, Fireball, Nacra 15, Catamaran - Ski Yachting - Antibes FRA - Day 3 Due to lack of wind, Sailing at the Antibes Ski-Yachting began yesterday with a one day delay. ----- In the 420s (25 teams), Tom Rodet/Yael Maucuit FRA are on rank 1 after 3 races followed by Antoine Mollet/Alexandre Grognuz SUI and Amélie Flondorfer/Iona Wyper FRA. ----- In the Fireballs, Zorzi/Bordon ITA won all 3 races. ----- In the Nacras 15, even three teams are on top of the interim rankings, with the tie broken in favour of Olga Maniglier/Etienne Peters FRA, winners of race 3. ------ Only one race was held for the the Catamaran-C-Classes. In the largest fleet, the C3-Cats with 25 boats, Sarah Collas/Victoria Vitry-Mazard FRA are the leaders. ----- All ranking lists.
Sunday, January 19, 2020   

J/70 - Sportboat Winter Series - Act 3 - Monaco MON - Day 2

 J/70 - Sportboat Winter Series - Act 3 - Monaco MON - Day 2 Charles Thompson GBR and his team have taken the lead in the J/70s with the ranks 2/2. Valerya Kovalenko RUS and Nick Zeltner SUI follow on the positions 2 and 3. 42 teams from 13 nations participate. For the Swiss, this is the first of six selection events for the only berth at the J/70 World Championship 2020 in the USA. ----- The two races were sailed on Friday, the opening day of the Monaco Winter Series Act 3. No racing yesterday due to lack of wind. ----- The ranking list and the news.
Sunday, January 19, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 1

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 1 Francis Joyon FRA and his team on their Maxi-Trimaran 'IDEC' started the Hongkong-London Route du Thé record attempt yesterday in a moderate 15kn wind. After less than a day underway, the advantage on the existing record was already 71nm this morning UTC. The first possible obstacle will be the crossing of the Equator in the Indian Ocean. ----- The race tracker and the news.
 
News – Saturday, January 18, 2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020   

Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 2

 Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 2 After the windy opening day with a reduced program at Sail Melbourne, racing has already been completed this Saturday morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, Jack Lilley AUS kept a clear lead. After a race win, Nils Theuninck SUI moved up on rank 2. ----- The Kite-Foilers completed 6 races with Scott Whithead AUS solidly on top. His sister Breiana Whitehead AUS on rank 5 is the best-ranked woman among the 20 starters. ----- The RS:X windsurfers completed 6 races as well. In the men, Tom Squires GBR is on top ahead of Makoto Tomizawa JPN, in the women, Noy Drihan ISR is in front of the Olympic Champion Charline Picon FRA until now. ----- In the Lasers Radial Open - including the Men Juniors - the U19 youth Michael Compton AUS replaced Marit Bouwmeester NED on top. Maud Jayet SUI is now 26th, Rosine Baudet SUI moved up on rank 63. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA defended the first place ahead of the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS, who already lost the 2020 Olympic selection against Matthew Wearn AUS (rank 5 for the moment). Eliot Merceron SUI is now 17th, Nicolas Rolaz SUI advanced on rank 35. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Saturday, January 18, 2020   

5o5 - Australian Championship 2020 - Melbourne AUS - Day 2

After the windy opening day with only one race - see the video - the three planned races have been completed in Melbourne AUS this Saturday morning UTC. Clear dominators in the prevailing fresh winds were again Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA with the ranks 2/1/1 extending their overall lead. Only Robin Deussen/David Snoad AUS (1/2/2) could keep the pace of the leaders. 32 teams are participating. ----- All and the [URL=wxw.facebook.com/SailMelbourne/]event facebook page.
Saturday, January 18, 2020   

Laser, 420, Finn, Fireball, Nacra 15, Catamaran - Euro Masters/Ski Yachting - Antibes FRA - Day 2

 Laser, 420, Finn, Fireball, Nacra 15, Catamaran - Euro Masters/Ski Yachting - Antibes FRA - Day 2 Racing at the first international 2020 yachting event in Europe was postponed yesterday, as no sufficient wind did find the way to the French Côte d'Azur. For today, a 6-10kn breeze has been announced and the first sail races of the Ski-Yachting and the Laser Euro Masters off Antibes/Juan-les-Pins FRA should be possible. ----- The event- faceook page and the event website with entry lists.
Saturday, January 18, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG - Trimaran IDEC - Start today

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG - Trimaran IDEC - Start today Start time 9h UTC in Hongkong this morning ! Francis Joyon FRA and his team plan to depart to the final and most important record attempt of his Asia-Tour, the Route du Thé leading around Africa to London. The existing record, established by Giovanni Soldini ITA with his MOD-70-Trimaran 'Maserati' is 36 days, 2 hours and 37 minutes. ----- The preview. ----- The record ride can be followed over GPS tracking.
Saturday, January 18, 2020   

Race-ready boats offered by Swiss Fireball for the season 2020

 Race-ready boats offered by Swiss Fireball for the season 2020 Swiss Fireball invites interested sailors of both genders to enjoy the pleasure of racing a Fireball in the coming season ! As sporty two-person dinghy, sailed by men an women, the Swiss and international regatta scene is both very competitive but at the same time extremely accommodating ashore with young and not so young sailing enthusiasts. ----- Two fully-equipped race-ready boats including a road-trailer are available for rental. Fee per boat for the 2020 season CHF 1000. For every participation in a Fireball Swiss-Cup-Regatta, CHF 100 will be deducted from the rental fee (maximum for 10 events = CHF 1000.-). ----- Here the details.
 
News – Friday, January 17, 2020
Friday, January 17, 2020   

Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1

 Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1 Sail Melbourne 2020 was kicked-off this morning UTC with a race per class. ----- Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA won in the Lasers Standard ahead of Tom Burton AUS and Duko Bos CRO. 60 participants. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Marit Bouwmeester NED and Michael Compton AUS won the races of their groups. 85 participants. ----- In the Finns, Jack Lilley AUS finished first ahead of Tom Ramshaw CAN and Nils Theuninck SUI. ----- First leaders in the well-attended 5o5 Australian National Championship are Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA ahead of Sandy Higgins/Paul Marsh AUS. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Friday, January 17, 2020   

Laser, 420, Finn, Fireball, Nacra 15, Catamaran - Euro Masters/Ski Yachting - Antibes FRA - Day 1

 Laser, 420, Finn, Fireball, Nacra 15, Catamaran - Euro Masters/Ski Yachting - Antibes FRA - Day 1 Sun and sufficient snow in Auron / French Alps allowed to complete the Giant Slalom of the Antibes Ski Yachting. The result have not yet been published on the event website. Light winds around 5kn have been forecast for the first races today.
Friday, January 17, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG - Trimaran IDEC - Start tomorrow

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG - Trimaran IDEC - Start tomorrow Tomorrow Saturday, 9h UTC, Francis Joyon FRA and his team with their Maxi Trimaran 'IDEC' will depart from Hongkong to London on the Route of Tea with the goal to improve record establised by Giovanni Soldini ITA with his MOD70-Trimaran 'Maserati' in 2018. 36 days and 2 hours for the 15'000nm have to be beaten. ----- The preview.
Friday, January 17, 2020   

Finn - Doping ban for Jorge Zarif BRA

 Finn - Doping ban for Jorge Zarif BRA During the Olympic Test Event in Enoshima JPN in August 2018, the past Finn World Champion (2013) Jorge Zarif BRA was caught in a doping test for tamoxifen consumption. He acknowledges the use of the substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Code, but claims that he did so on the advice of his doctor to treat a breast disease. He has put himself on provisional suspension, which means that if he is punished for six months, the hook has begun to count and he would have time to play in the Tokyo Olympics. ----- The report.
 
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