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News – Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019   

Star - World Championship 2019 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 1

 Star - World Championship 2019 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 1 Light winds prevailed on Sardinia ITA yesterday during the first race of the 2019 Starboat World Championship. Enrico Chieffi ITA, Star World Champion 1996, with Manlio Corsi ITA as crew was the winner ahead of Diego Negri/Sergio Lambertenghi ITA and the Volvo Ocean Race veteran Roberto Bermudez ESP with Miguel Fernandez ESP. 63 teams participate.
The ranking list and the news.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019   

Laser Standard & Radial - Master European Championship - Roses ESP - Day 2

 Laser Standard & Radial - Master European Championship - Roses ESP - Day 2 The Laser European Masters at the Costa Brava ESP continued yesterday with two races sailed in sun and a moderate 8-12kn wind. Ian Jones GBR defended his lead in the Radials (group Masters, Great Grand Masters, Legends) with a two point advantage on Monica Azon ESP on 2nd. In the other Radials group (Apprentice and Grand Masters), Jon Emmett GBR is the clear leader with 3 bullets. Alan Clark CAN and Michiel Pals NED are the first challengers.
In the Lasers Standard (Apprentice, Masters), Jordi Capella ESP remains on top ahead of Ray Davies CAN and Alessandro Sartorelli ITA. In the elder group (Grand Masters and Great Grand Masters), Carlos Martinez ESP is now the sole leader. Ari Barshi DOM and José-Luis Doreste ESP follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists and the short report.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019   

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Day 2

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Day 2 As to expect based on the weather forecast, light winds and the strong tide current caused big gaps between the teams right from the beginning of leg 3. Tanguy Le Turquais FRA trying an extreme course along the coast even went aground and had to be towed off. Here the video. The trio Alexis Loison FRA, Gildas Mahé FRA and Anthony Marchand FRA opted for the fastest route and approaching the way point 'Hand deeps' at the English South Coast, they had 60 mile advantage this morning UTC. The bulk of the fleet is closely together. Rank 34 is only 20nm behind rank 4. The winds remain very light.
The race tracker and the news (in French and English).
Tuesday, June 18, 2019   

A-Cat - Italian & Swiss Championship 2019 - Maccagno ITA - Final results

 A-Cat - Italian & Swiss Championship 2019 - Maccagno ITA - Final results Over the past weekend, the A-Cats sailed the combined Italian and Swiss Championship on Lago Maggiore with 37 Foil-Cats and 8 Classics on the entry list. Mischa Heemskerk NED was the superior winner in the Foilers winning all five races. Emmanuel Dode FRA and Paolo Penco ITA completed the podium. The best Swiss Robin Maeder SUI finished 7th. The results.
In the Classic rankings, Alberto Farnesi ITA finished first with 4 races wins followed by Bruno Biedermann SUI and Norbert Bauer GER. The results Classics.
The videos.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019   

Mini 6.50 - Mini Fastnet - Douarnenez FRA - Day 2

 Mini 6.50 - Mini Fastnet - Douarnenez FRA - Day 2 In a very rapid race, the leaders already rounded the Fastnet Rock during the past night and are on their way back to Douarnenez FRA. Axel Tréhin/Thomas Coville FRA and François Jambou/Pascal Fievet FRA are sailing neck and neck with an advantage of already 25nm in front of the fleet.
The race tracker and the news.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019   

Lightning - World Championship 2019 - Espoo FIN - Final results

 Lightning - World Championship 2019 - Espoo FIN - Final results The Lightning World Championship in Finland was concluded yesterday with two races. The defending World Champion Javier Conte ARG with Ignacio Giammona and Paula Salerno secured the title again ahead of Felipe Robles CHI who moved up on rank 2 with two race wins yesterday. Bronze went to David Starck USA. 49 teams racing.
The results and the event website.
 
News – Monday, June 17, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019   

Laser Standard & Radial - Master European Championship - Roses ESP - Day 1

 Laser Standard & Radial - Master European Championship - Roses ESP - Day 1 The Laser European Masters were kicked off yesterday with two races held in a moderate 8 to 14kn seabreeze with the fleet split as usual in age groups.
In the Lasers Radial (Masters, Great Grand Masters, Legends), Ian Jones GBR is leading ahead of Monica Azon ESP and François Claeijs NED. In a second Radial group (Apprentices and Grand Masters), Jon Emmett GBR is first ahead of Alan Clark CAN and Michiel Pals NED. In the Lasers Standard, Jordi Capella ESP won both races in the 'younger' group (Apprentices, Masters) with Alessandro Sartorelli ITA and Ray Davies CAN as first persuers. In the second group (Grand Masters and Great Grand Masters), Andrew Roy CAN, Ari Barshi DOM and Carlos Martinez ESP are on top at equal points.
All ranking lists and the short report.
Monday, June 17, 2019   (Image © Yvan Zedda)

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Day 1

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Day 1 Yesterday, 46 of the original 47 solo skippers started to leg 3 of the Figaro 3 Solitaire - 450nm to the English South Coast and back - on Morlaix Bay in Northern Brittany. The light winds and the strong tide current make the course very challenging.
This morning UTC, the fleet was still very close together with Gildas Mahé FRA leading 0,1nm ahead of Pierre Leboucher FRA, and another 0,1nm back Adrien Hardy FRA on 3rd. Justine Mettraux SUI follows on rank 26 with a 2,1nm backlog.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the start.
Monday, June 17, 2019   

J/70 - Lake Constance Battle, Act 2 - YC Kreuzlingen - Final results

 J/70 - Lake Constance Battle, Act 2 - YC Kreuzlingen - Final results Only one race could be sailed on the second day of the J/70 Battle on Lake Constance yesterday. Christian Sprecher SCE and his team finished first and moved up on rank 11 overall. Thanks to the convincing performance on Saturday, Stefan Seger RCO and his team remained on top ahead of Veit Hemmeter GER and Conrad Rebholz GE. David Erismann SUI advanced on rank 4 overall.
The results.
Monday, June 17, 2019   

Lightning - World Championship 2019 - Espoo FIN - Day 3

 Lightning - World Championship 2019 - Espoo FIN - Day 3 Three points is the lead of the defending World Champion Javier Conte ARG and his team before the last races of the Lightning Worlds in Finland today. David Starck USA and Marvin Beckmann USA, best of yesterday, follow on the ranks 2 and 3. After six races, only eight points separate the top six teams with the final two races today Monday.
The results.
Monday, June 17, 2019   (Image © Lukas Schürmann)

Longtze, Yngling - RVB-Cup 1 - RV Brunnen - Final results

 Longtze, Yngling - RVB-Cup 1 - RV Brunnen - Final results The good thermal breeze conditions persisted on Lake Uri on Sunday as well and three more races could be completed at the RVB-Cup.
Jarmo Wieland SYH and his team moved up on top of the Longtzes ahead of Donat Frank SYH and Steffen Schneider SYH. In the Ynglings, Thomas Kristiansen SCE and his team remained first ahead of the tied Thomas Beck TYC on 2nd.
All ranking lists.
 
News – Sunday, June 16, 2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019   

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Start at 13h UTC today

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Start at 13h UTC today The start to leg 3 of the Solitaire will be given in Roscoff FRA today at 13h UTC. Light winds and a strong tide current will make the situation difficult. The course leads across the British Channel to the Irish South Course and back over 450nm.
The preview and the race tracker.
Sunday, June 16, 2019   

Classes ACVL - Bol d'Or du Léman - SN Genève - Final results

 Classes ACVL - Bol d'Or du Léman - SN Genève - Final results After a slow race, the announced thunderstorm front with gusts of over 50kn reached Lake Geneva after 17h causing casualties and capsizes during half an hour. After 10hrs 36min, the Décision-35 'Ladycat' with Yann Guichard FRA/SNG crossed the finish line as first ahead of 'Yilliam' with Bertrand De Mole SNG and 'Alinghi' with Ernesto Bertarelli SNG a few minutes later. The first monohull, the Libera 'Raffica' of Zsolt Kiraly HUN, arrived as 14th, closely followed by François Bopp CNP with his Psaros 40.
The ranking lists and the news.
Sunday, June 16, 2019   

J/70 - Lake Constance Battle, Act 2 - YC Kreuzlingen

 J/70 - Lake Constance Battle, Act 2 - YC Kreuzlingen Four races were completed at the J/70 Battle on Lake Constance yesterday in variable wind conditions. In an up to 5bft westwind changing during the day to a 1-2bft eastwind, Stefan Seger SUI took the overall lead ahead of Conrad Rebholz GER and Veit Hemmeter GER tied six points behind on the ranks 2 and 3. 37 teams participate.
The ranking list and the news (PDF).
 
News – Saturday, June 15, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019   

Finn - World Masters - Skovshoved DEN - Final results

 Finn - World Masters - Skovshoved DEN - Final results The Finn World Masters in Denmark were concluded yesterday with two races held in moderate winds. Vladimir Krutskikh RUS went on with his winning streak (7 bullets in 7 races) and earned his third Masters title. Michael Maier CZE and Laurent Hay FRA completed the podium. At equal points on the ranks 4 and 5 followed Anthony Nossiter AUS and Christoph Christen SUI. 240 participants.
The results, the official report and the report of the Swiss Team.
Saturday, June 15, 2019   

Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Final results

 Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Final results Light and circling winds inhibited racing on the last day of the Dragon Gold Cup 2019 on the Ijsselmeer NED. Pedro Andrade/Christian Giannini/Joao Vidinha POR earned the Trophy 10 points ahead of Pieter Heerema NED and his team. Sailing for a Japanese team, Peter Gilmour AUS grasped the Bronze Medal. 90 teams racing.
The results and the final report with video.
Saturday, June 15, 2019   (Image © Alexis Courcoux)

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Morgen Start

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Morgen Start Tomorrow afternoon, the start to leg 3 of the Figaro Solitaire will be given on Morlaix Bay FRA. The course over 450nm goes to the Fastnet Rock South of Ireland and back.
Nothing has been decided yet in the overall rankings with Yoann Richomme FRA on first only 2hrs 17min ahead of Pierre Leboucher FRA. The best woman Justine Mettraux SUI on rank 10 is 4hrs 47min behind.
The ranking list and the news (in English and French).
The start can be followed livestream on this website www.sailing-news.com.
Saturday, June 15, 2019   

Classes ACVL - Bol d'Or du Léman - SN Genève - Start today at 9 a.m. UTC

 Classes ACVL - Bol d'Or du Léman - SN Genève - Start today at 9 a.m. UTC 482 teams are on the entry list of the 81st Bol d'Or on Lake Geneva departing at 9h UTC this morning. The weather forecast predicts rain and variable winds between 0 and 4 bft.
Once more, the D35 catamarans are the favorites for the line honours, In the monhulls, the Psaros 40 will be challenged by the tow Liberas 'Principessa' ITA and 'Raffica' HUN. Special interest goes to Eric Monnin steering the 'Monofoil Gonet'. Will the winds be appropriate to keep the foiler flying? A handicap, especially for Monnin, could also be the driftwood floating on the upper Lake Geneva after the heavy rain falls during the past days.
The news. The start can be followed livestream on www.sailing-news.com as from 8.45h UTC. GPS-Tracking is available during the whole race.
Saturday, June 15, 2019   

5.5m, 6mR, 12mR - Robbe & Berking Sterling Trophy - Flensburg GER - Day 2

 5.5m, 6mR, 12mR - Robbe & Berking Sterling Trophy - Flensburg GER - Day 2 Good conditions prevailed on the Flensburg Foerde yesterday, allowing to complete 3 races.
In the 5.5m, Kristian Nergaard NOR has taken the lead one point ahead of Jürg Menzi SUI on 2nd. Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI) advanced on rank 3. Thomas Kuhmann GER defended his lead in the 6mR, as did Wilfried Beek GER in the 12mR.
All results.
 
News – Friday, June 14, 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019   (Image © Robert Deaves)

Finn - World Masters 2019 - Skovshoved DEN - Day 5

 Finn - World Masters 2019 - Skovshoved DEN - Day 5 Two more races were sailed in Denmark yesterday in sun and a 12-14kn wind. The performance of Vladimir Krutskikh RUS remained flawless with another two race wins in his group. On rank 2 with a 5 point backlog followed Michael Maier CZE. Finishing 2nd and 3rd, Christoph Christen SUI moved up on rank 3 overall with a 9 point deficit on the leader. Today is the last day with two more races on the program.
The results, the daily news and the news of the Swiss Team.
Friday, June 14, 2019   

Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 5

 Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 5 Rough conditions again at the Dragon Gold Cup on the shallow waters of the Ijsselmeer yesterday with a 20-25kn wind, a steep chop and rain. Grant Gordon GBR and his team won the race of the day. Pedro Andrade POR extended his lead on 10 points before the final race of today. Pieter Heerema NED and Peter Gilmour JPN remained on the ranks 2 and 3.
The results and the daily news with a video.
Friday, June 14, 2019   

IRC - Giraglia Race 2019 - Monaco MON - Final results

 IRC - Giraglia Race 2019 - Monaco MON - Final results As reported yesterday, the 88-Foot Max 'Rambler 88' of George David USA with Brad Butterworth NZL as tactician took the line honors on the Elapsed Time ranking list. The record was not beaten, as a lull patch in the approach to Monaco decelerated the fast pace. Meanhwhile, all 179 participants remaining in the race reached Monaco. In the IRC ranking list, the 72-Foot Maxi 'Caol Ila R' of Alex Schaerer GBR is on rank 1. 'Rambler 88' USA follows on rank 9. First in the ORC ranking list is 'Stella Maris' of August Schram AUT.
All other ranking lists, incl inshore/offshore, by class and the final report.
Friday, June 14, 2019   

Lightning - 2019 European Championship / Masters Championship - Espoo FIN - Final results

 Lightning - 2019 European Championship / Masters Championship - Espoo FIN - Final results The defending World Champion Javier Conte ARG and his team finished first at the Lightning European Championship in Finland ahead of five North Americans with Todd Wake USA on 2nd and Bill Mauk USA on 3rd.
Ched Proctor (USA) and his team won the World Masters Championship followed by Tom Allen USA and Larry MacDonald CAN. The Master title is reserved for skippers age 55 or over and a combined crew age of 130 years. The news.
These events, attended by 48 teams, were also the tune-up of the 2019 Lightning World Championship to be held June 14-17 at the same venue. The event overview page.
Friday, June 14, 2019   

5.5m, 6mR, 12mR - Robbe & Berking Sterling Cup - Flensburg GER - Day 1

 5.5m, 6mR, 12mR - Robbe & Berking Sterling Cup - Flensburg GER - Day 1 The Meter Classes started to their Flensburg Foerde Regatta Series with 3 races. In the 5.5m (14 boats) , Jürg Menzi SUI and his team took the lead with three top finishes. Kristian Nergaard NOR and Donald Rippert GER are the first challengers. Thomas Kuhmann GER is the clear leader in the 6mR (4 boats) . In the 12mR (9 boats) fleet, Wilfried Beek GER is on the first place.
Friday, June 14, 2019   

Peak time during the past weekends !

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