The FD European Championship on Lake Balaton was concluded yesterday with a final light-wind race won by Jiøí Hrubý/Roman Houdek CZE. Szabolcz Majthenyi/Andras Domokos HUN were the premature Champions before the last day winning their 6th title. The eternal duel between the former Olympic medalists (FD and 470) Jörn and Bodo Borowski GER and Jörgen and Jens Bojsen-Möller DEN remained in favour of the Germans. 62 teams from 14 nations. ----- The results after nine races and the final report.
09.18.19 – 09.22.19
09.19.19 – 09.22.19
09.20.19 – 09.22.19
09.22.19 – 10.15.19
09.22.19 – 09.28.19
09.25.19 – 09.29.19
09.27.19 – 09.29.19
09.28.19 – 10.06.19
News – Saturday, September 21, 2019
Two race wins for 'Team Japan' with Nathan Outteridge AUS and one bullet for 'Team Australia' with Tom Slingsby AUS in the first three races sailed in moderate winds at the SailGP Grand Final in Marseille FRA. Obviously, these two teams stay on top of the Season Leaderboard to qualify for the winner-takes-all Million-$ prize purse matchrace on Sunday. ----- The news. ----- The three races of today can again be followed livestream beginning 13.30 UTC.
With 30nm left to the finish line this morning UTC, the still leading 'Charal' with Jérémy Beyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR are on the way to victory with a 7,5nm advantage on the second-ranked 'PRB' mit Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA. Another 7,5nm behind followed Charlie Enright USA/Pascal Bidégorry FRA on rank 3. ----- In a fast race with mostly rear and abeam winds, the majority of the 20 two-person teams still in the race have covered most of the 635nm round course off Lorient FRA. ----- The race tracker and the event website.
Three races were sailed at the Optimist Swiss Championship yesterday on Lake Geneva. Finishing 1 and 2nd in her Group, Viktoria Jedlinska SNG has taken the overall lead one point ahead of Boris Hirsch SNG. Sam Noakes CVVT moved up on rank 3. ----- The ranking list and some photos on the Optimist facebook page. ---- Racing can again be followed real-time over GPS tracking.
Nils Theuninck CNP/GYC won three of the four races sailed yesterday at the Finn Swiss Chamionship on Lake Constance in moderate winds, and is on a clear track for the National title. Christoph Burger TYC on rank 2 is now 5 points ahead of the 3rd Christoph Christen YCB. ----- The results and the event facebook page with videos, a.o. starting on the line with a GPS-controlled floating pin-end buoy.
Perfect sailing conditions prevailed yesterday at the Melges 24 Pre-Worlds on Sardinia ITA with sun and an up to 20kn breeze with Andrea Pozzi ITA and his team dominating the 23 boat fleet from 8 nations with three race wins. Kevin Welch USA on rank 2 follows 10 points behind. Robert Bakoczy HUN is on 3rd. ----- The results and the news.
Winning two of the six races completed yesterday at the D35 Trophy in Geneva, the RealTeam' of Jerôme Clerc SNG has taken the interim lead 2 points ahead of 'Ylliam' with Bertrand Demole SNG. 'Alinghi' of Ernesto Bertarelli SNG, premature 2019 Series winner, follows on rank 3. ----- The ranking list and the event facebook page with news and photos.
The final round of the Swiss Sailing Promotion League (3rd league) began yesterday on Lake Thoune with 5 races. First leader is the SC Männedorf with Patrick Stöckli. On the ranks 2 and 3 follow the YC Luzern with Brice Baizez and the Basler SC with Nicolas Maire. ----- The ranking list and the facebook page with photos.
Today, the INTERBOAT in Friedrichshafen GER / Lake Constance, the largest boat fair in Central Europe, will be opened. From the sustainable bio-boats to the comfortable sunbathing platforms with electric engins: the 468 exhibitors from over 20 nations are presenting the latest innovations on water at the 58th International Watersports Exhibition during coming 8 days. All details on Interboat website.
News – Friday, September 20, 2019
Today, the start to the 'Grand Final', the 5th and last event of the 2019 SailGP Series sailed on F50 catamarans, will be given off Marseille FRA. Racing will be not only for the title but for a record One-Million-Prize Money for the winning team. The favorites are clear: 'Team Australia' with Tom Slingsby AUS dominted the season so far and only 'Team Japan' with Nathan Outteridge AUS was able to keep the pace. ----- The official preview.
Winning two of the three races yesterday, Szabocs Majthenyi/Andras Domokos HUN are the premature European Champions before the final race today, their sixth title. Jörn Borowski/Bodo Borowski GER and Jörgen and Jens Bojsen-Möller DEN will duel for Silver and Bronze today. ----- The results and the report.
Yesterday, the start to the Défi Azimut, a two-day 660nm course off Lorient FRA, was given for the 22 two-person teams on IMOCA Open-60s, most of them modern foiling designs. ----- On the first position after 12 hours in steady rear winds Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR ('Charal') 5nm ahead of '11th hour' with Charlie Enright USA/Pascal Bidégorry FRA. Already 20nm back are Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA on rank 3. ----- . ----- The race tracker and the event website.
In a 10-12kn Northeasterly, the Optimist Swiss Championship was kicked-off in Nyon/Lake Geneva yesterday. The fleet, split in three groups, completed three races. ----- Boris Hirsch SNG booked three bullets and took the interim lead ahead of Simon Mille CVE and Viktoria Jedlinska CNV. 140 Optimists from France and Switzerland participate. ----- The results and the photos. ----- Racing can again be followed over GPS live tracking.
As expected, the conditions on Lake Constance were perfect yesterday during the first three races of the Finn Swiss Championship in a well established 12-14kn Nrtheasterly and sun. Winning all three races, Nils Theuninck CNP/GYC confirmed his role as favorite, taking the interim lead ahead of Christoph Burger TYC and Christoph Christen YCB. ----- The results and the daily news with photos.
Today, the last race of the 2019 D35 Catamaran Trophy will be given in Geneva, at the same time the Final Countdown for this class that will be replaced next year by completely new TF35 Foiling Catamarans. 'Alinghi' of Ernesto Bertarelli SNG is the premature final winner of the 2019 Trophy. ----- The preview.
News – Thursday, September 19, 2019
After the initial lull conditions at the FD Europeans on Lake Balaton, a rough 20-25kn breeze filled in yesterday allowing to complete 4 spectacular races. Finishing 3/1/3/1, Szabolcs/Majthenyi HUN took the overall lead 5 points ahead of Bojsen-Möller/Bojsen-Möller DEN. Borowski/Borowski GER advanced on rank 3, but their backlog is already 21 points. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
The Optimist Swiss Championship will begin on Lake Geneva today with 140 participants from France and Switzerland on the entry list. For today, a good Northeasterly has been announced, but in the coming days, light winds will prevail. ----- Racing can be followed over GPS tracking beginning at 13h CET.
Winners of Stage 1 of the Oakcliff Triple Crown Series, held over the past weekend on Oyster Bay were after 7 (470) respectively 6 (49ers) races Stuart McNay/Dave Hughes 470 men, Carmen Cowles/Emma Cowles (Larchmont YC)470 women, Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson (San Diego YC) 49ers and Paris Henken/Anna Tobias (San Diego YC) 49ersFX. The Nacra-17 were not present. The ranking lists. ----- This event consists of a series of 3 regattas per season for 470 Men and Women, 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 with 12 races per class scheduled for each regatta. A pool of up to $500,000, in prize grants, is awarded to top finishers each season. The prize money per Class awarded at Stage 1 was therefore for rank1 $16,666, rank 2 $13,333 and rank 3 $3,333 provided that 8 boats participated as this was the case in the 470 men. With at least 4 boats (all other classes), 50% of the price money was at stake. ----- The event website and the Notice of Race with all details. ----- Stages 2 and 3 will be hold on Oyster Bay on September 28/29 and October 5/6.
News – Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Last Saturday, 10 solo skippers participated in the single-hand regatta of the CV Vidy. Patrick Mégoz CVV finished first on his 6.5mSI ahead of Raymond Detraz CVV with an Amigo. ----- The ranking lists.
Intensive regatta activity on most Swiss lakes over the past weekend ! We have published all available reports and results - as every week - on our Sailing Switzerland pages.
News – Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Finishing on the ranks 1 and 2 yesterday, Jörgen and Jacob Bojsen-Möller DEN are on top of the Flying Dutchman European Championship rankings on Lake Balaton HUN. Majthenyi/Domokos HUN and Ziegler/Czeiszel HUN follow on the ranks 2 and 3. 61 participants from 14 nations. ----- Moderate winds allowed to complete two races on the opening day of the Championship of this former Olympic Class. ----- The results and the news.
After winning the Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship on the Attersee GER, Augie Diaz, this time with Henry Boening (Coral Reef YC/Biscayne Bay YC) won the Star North American Championship held September 11-14 in Toms River, NJ, 4 respectively 5 points ahead of Tomas Hornos/Josh Revkin (Boston YC) and George Szabo/Kevin Hetherington-Young (San Diego YC). ----- 30 boats completed the 7 races of this Silver Star event. ----- The final results and the Video ]video[/URL].
After 11 races over the past weekend, Dylan Fletcher GBR, the SailGP and 49er helmsman, won the Moth UK National Champion title ahead of Brad Funk USA at equal points. On rank 3 followed Benoît Marie FRA. ----- After a windy opening day (here the video), the 70 participants from 14 nations encountered moderate conditions. ----- The ranking list and the video of the final day.
Good wind conditions prevailed on Lake Geneva over the past weekend to complete six race in in of the Youth fleets present. ----- In the Optimists (70 participants), Boris Hirsch SNG was the winner ahead of Stach Vleeshowers RCO and Viktoria Jedlinska CNV. Julian del Valle CNP finished first in the Lasers 4.7. In the Lasers Radial, Farah Imbert CNV won 5 of the 6 races. Yoann Senften/Yoann Stettler CNV were on top of the 15 29er teams. In the 14 boat Nacra-15s, Clément and Aurélie Guignard SNNy finished first. And finally, the superior team in the RSFeva were Alex Bossel/Niklas Shaw CVVT with 6 bullets. ----- All ranking lists
In the J/70, Hiroshi Kurokawa JPN (with Chris Rast TYC) finished first ahead of Matthias Bermejo YCL on 2nd and Lorenz Kausche BT on 3rd. In the Surprise, Daniel Rinolfi CNV was the winner followed by Michel Lazeyras CNF. ----- All ranking lists.
The Bürgenstock Race, a one-race event of the Lake Lucerne Annual Championship, was held on last Saturday with Thomas Hasler SKS on a Longtze as winner in the Racers 1. In the Open Racers, Andreas Zimmerli RVB was on rank 1. ----- All other ranking lists.