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News – Thursday, February 27, 2020
Thursday, February 27, 2020   

Laser Radial - World Championships 2020 - Melbourne AUS - Day 5

 Laser Radial - World Championships 2020 - Melbourne AUS - Day 5 After the three races of this morning UTC sailed by all fleets in freshwind conditions, Marit Bouwmeester NED extended once more her lead and is now - before the three final races of tomorrow - 24 points in front of Line Flem-Höst NOR new on 2nd. Another 10 points behind follows the defending champion Anne-Marie Rindom DEN on 3rd. ----- The women ranking list. ----- 19 points is the lead of Daniel Krutskikh RUS in the Radial men. Brod Riley AUS advanced on rank 2, Michael Compton AUS is now 3rd. ----- The men ranking list. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Thursday, February 27, 2020   

RS:X-Windsurfer - World Championship 2020 - Sorrento AUS - Day 3

 RS:X-Windsurfer - World Championship 2020 - Sorrento AUS - Day 3 After the three races at the RS:X Worlds in Sorrento AUS this morning UTC, Noy Drihan ISR defended her lead 4 points ahead of Lilian De Geus NED. Maia Dziarnowska POL remains on rank 3. The best of the day, the Olympic Champion Charline Picon FRA (1/1/6), moved up on rank 7. The RS:X women ranking list. ------ Three RS:X men Final races were sailed in Gold- and Silverfleets this morning UTC as well, and the defending champion Kiran Badloe NED extended his lead with two race wins. Pawel Tarnowski POL remains 25 points behind, and another point back follows Shahar Zubari ISR. Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED on rank 4 keeps also an option on a medal. Three more races are scheduled for tomorrow, and on Saturday, the Medal Race will take place. ----- Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI was forced to continue the Championship in the Silverfleet, as he could not manage the fresh breeze the day before. After the three Final races, he is on position 8 (= 43rd overall). ----- The RS:X men ranking list and the event website with reports.
Thursday, February 27, 2020   

IRC - RORC Carribbean 600 - English Harbour ANT - Day 3

 IRC - RORC Carribbean 600 - English Harbour ANT - Day 3 Caribbean600 winner in the multihulls yesterday was the MOD70-trimaran 'Powerplay' with Peter Cunningham GBR followed with a small 4 minute margin by 'Argo' of Jason Carroll USA on 2nd and 'Maserati' of Giovanni Soldini ITA on 3rd. ----- Early this morning UTC, the first monohull, the VOR70 'Wizard' of David and Peter Askew USA, has crossed the finish line. The Mini-Maxi 'Prospector' of Terence Glackin USA and the VOR70 'I love Poland' of Grzegorz Baranowski POL are duelling for the ranks 2 and 3 with 30nm left to the arrival. ----- The race tracker and the event website.
 
News – Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Wednesday, February 26, 2020   

Laser Radial - World Championships 2020 - Melbourne AUS - Day 4

 Laser Radial - World Championships 2020 - Melbourne AUS - Day 4 After two light-wind days, the wind situation changed substatially at the Laser Radial Worlds in Sandringham AUS with thunderstorms yesterday and 16-18kn wind today Wednesday. The fresher breeze was the preferred turf for the Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED, winning the races 3 to 6 and taking the overall lead 10 points ahead of Emma Plaesschart BEL on 2nd, one point ahead of Anne-Marie Rindom DEN 3rd who was also in difficulites in the stronger winds. ----- Maud Jayet SUI limited the damage and is still on rank 6, but now with a deficit of 11 points on rank 3. ----- The Qualification Series have now been concluded and the top-half of the fleet, cut at rank 53, will continue the Championship in the Goldfleet, the other half in the Silverfleet. ----- The results. ----- The Radial Men completed only one race with Daniel Krutskikh RUS still on top. Gustavo Correa BRA is new on rank 2. ----- The results Radial Men.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020   

RS:X-Windsurfer - World Championship 2020 - Sorrento AUS - Day 2

 RS:X-Windsurfer - World Championship 2020 - Sorrento AUS - Day 2 Three more races were completed this morning UTC on a wet and wild day at RS:X Windsurfing World Championships in Sorrento AUS. ----- Overall leader in the RS:X men rankings is now the defending Champion Kieran Badloe NED, day ranks 2/1/1 in his group, with new on the podium places Pawel Tarnowski POL 4 points and Dorian van Rijsselberghe NED 5 points behind. ----- Modifications on the RS:X women top ranks with Noy Drihan ISR with two race wins, replacing Maja Dziarnowska POL on rank 1 now just one point behind. Lilian de Geus NED remains on rank 3 with a 6 point backlog. ----- The event website with ranking lists. The daily report will follow soon on the event website.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020   (Image © Garrick Cameron)

12 Foot Skiff - Interdominions - Wellington NZL - Day 4

 12 Foot Skiff - Interdominions - Wellington NZL - Day 4 Lighter winds in Wellington this morning UTC and a leader change occurred in the two races of today. ----- Finishing 1 and 3, Ginge Vallings/Sam Richardson NZL took the lead ahead of the tied Nicholas Press/Andrew Hay AUS. Only one point behind are Brett Hobson/Cameron Macdonald AUS still in the race for victory. ----- The results, the event facebook page and the illustrated report.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020   

IRC - RORC Carribbean 600 - English Harbour ANT - Day 2

 IRC - RORC Carribbean 600 - English Harbour ANT - Day 2 Inspite of lull zones around the islands, the fleet made good progress in the past 24 hours with the favorites leading the in the multi- and monohulls. ----- The multihull will finish the race today, as the leading 'Powerplay', the MOD70-Trimaran of Peter Cunningham GBR, was only 157nm from the arrival this morning UTC. The immediate challengers Jason Carroll USA on his MOD70 'Argo' only one mile behind, as well as 'Maserati' of Giovanni Soldini ITA with a 25 mile backlog remain contenders for victory. ----- A tight duel is also going on in the monohulls between the VOR70 'Wizard' of David and Peter Askew USA and 'Protector', the Mini-Maxi of Terence Glackin USA only one mile behind. On rank 3 follows the TP52 'Outsider' of Bo Teichmann GER. ----- The race tracker and the event website.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020   

Sailing Champions League 2020 - the program

 Sailing Champions League 2020 - the program Last week, the Champions League organizers have announced the details for the upcoming season. The new venues for the Qualifiers will be Mariehamn FIN (June) and Travemünde (July). The third event remains in St. Petersburg RUS. ----- The Final this year will be in Porto Cervo in October. ----- With the RS21 instead of the J/70, new boats will be used for the first time in Travemünde. ----- The press release. ----- 34 teams have been selected for each Qualifier based on the 2019 results. ----- The starting lists.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020   

F50-Catamaran - Sail GP - Act 1 - Sydney AUS - first trainings

 F50-Catamaran - Sail GP - Act 1 - Sydney AUS - first trainings On the coming weekend in Sydney, the foiling high-speed F50 catamarans will held Act of the 2020 SailGP with now seven teams on the starting line, including the teams from Denmark with Nicolai Sehested DEN and Spain with Florian Trittel ESP just selected for Olympic Games in Tokyo (Nacra 17). ----- Four unofficial training races were held so far with surprisingly the Spanish tied with Team Japan (Nathan Outteridge AUS) among the best. ----- The report with videos.
 
News – Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Tuesday, February 25, 2020   

Laser Radial/RS:X-Windsurf - World Championship 2020 - Melbourne AUS - racing underway ?

 Laser Radial/RS:X-Windsurf - World Championship 2020 - Melbourne AUS - racing underway ? Again, only one race was completed this morning UTC in Sandringham AUS, this time in rough thunderstorm conditions, with Annelise Murphy IRL and Marit Bouwmeester NED winning their groups. Thanks to a 2nd race rank, Anne-Marie Rindom DEN has taken the overall lead in the Radial women one point ahead of Marit Bouwmeester NED. Maud Jayet SUI, rank 6 today, lost the overall first place, but remains as 3rd overall in the top trio with a 3 point backlog. ----- In the Radial men, Daniel Krutskikh RUS extended his lead after three races on 15 points ahead of Michael Compton AUS. Nik Pletikos SLO follows on rank 3. ----- All ranking lists, the report of day 3 and the event facebook page.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020   

RS:X-Windsurfer - World Championship 2020 - Sorrento AUS - Day 1

 RS:X-Windsurfer - World Championship 2020 - Sorrento AUS - Day 1 Three races were completed this morning UTC on the opening day of the RS:X Windsurfing World Championships in Sorrento AUS. ----- Leader in the RS:X men overall rankings is Pierre Le Coq FRA, day ranks 1/2/1, ahead of Kieran Badloe NED and Thomas Goyard FRA. ----- In absence of the experienced Chinese team, not allowed to enter Australa due to the Corona virus, Maia Dziarnowska POL is leading in the RS:X women, followed by Emma Wilson GBR and Lilian de Geus NED. ----- The event website with ranking lists and the reports and the video of the day.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020   

18 Footer - Australian National Championship - Sydney AUS - Race 8

 18 Footer - Australian National Championship - Sydney AUS - Race 8 'Shaw & Partner' with James Dorron/Harry Bethwaite/Steve Thomas AUS won race 8 of the Australian 18-Footer National Championship on Sydney Harbour, sailed in light winds last Sunday, and advanced on rank 3 in the overall rankings. 'Tech 2' with Jack Macartney AUS remains on top with an 8 point lead on 'Finport' and 'Shaw & Partner'. ----- On the coming Sunday, the last two races of the Championship are on the program, again aired live on www.sailing-news.com. ----- The news and the replay of the live coverage.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020   

12 Foot Skiff - Interdominions - Wellington NZL - Day 3

 12 Foot Skiff - Interdominions - Wellington NZL - Day 3 Since last Sunday, the 12-Footers have been sailing the 2020 Interdominions in Wellington NZL, the most important annual event of this spectacular class, with teams from Australia and New Zealand racing. ----- This morning UTC, the races 4 and 5 were completed with the defending champions Nicolas Press/Andrew Hayes AUS on 'Sydney Sails on top ahead of 'Geotherm' with Brett Hobson/Cameron McDonald AUS. On rank 3 followed 'C-Tech' with Ginge Vallings/Sam Richardson NZL. ----- 17 teams participate. ----- The ranking list and the facebook page. ----- Ten years ago, the Interdominions were held in Wellington. Have a look at the big breeze video presenting the small 4 meter skiffs with up to 56 m2 sails in full action !
 
News – Monday, February 24, 2020
Monday, February 24, 2020   

Laser Radial - World Championships 2020 - Melbourne AUS - Day 2

 Laser Radial - World Championships 2020 - Melbourne AUS - Day 2 Only one of the three planned races could be held this morning UTC at the Laser Radial Worlds in Sandringham AUS. Winning the race of her group, Maud Jayet SUI has taken the overall lead. The defending Champion Anne-Marie Rindom DEN follows one point behind on rank 2. The Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED is on 3rd. ----- The results. ----- In the Radial Men, Daniel Krutskikh RUS was again on first. Michael Compton AUS remained on rank w2. ----- Photos and videos on the event facebook page.
Monday, February 24, 2020   

RS:X-Windsurfer - World Championship 2020 - Sorrento AUS

The RS:X Windsurfing World Championship begins today in Sorrento AUS with the practice race. In addtion to the Championship title, Oceania is racing for an Olympic berth, and in both fleets, AUS and NZL will duel for this slot. Important windsurfing nations such as FRA ISR. NED or POL will select their athletes for the 2020 Tokyo games. ----- 70 men and 46 women are on the entry lists. ----- The preview and the video of the day.
Monday, February 24, 2020   

420, 470 - Carnival Race - San Remo ITA - Final results

 420, 470 - Carnival Race - San Remo ITA - Final results After three race days with sun and moderate winds, the breeze was missing on the final day of the San Remo Carnival Regatta. Winners in the big 420 Open fleet after 8 races were Tom Rodet/Yael Maucut FRA ahead of Ange Delerce/Thimotée Rossi FRA. Federico and Riccardo Figlia di Granara ITA followed on 3rd. Rosa Donner/Sebastien Slivon AUT on rank 8 were the best mixed team in the 101 boat fleet from 14 nations. ----- Zofia Korsak/Karolina Cendrowska POL are on rank 1 in the 420 girls (55 teams/8 nations) with a huge 34 point advantage. ----- First in the small 470 fleet are Borys Shvets/Anhelina Koshova UKR just one point in front of Vittoria Marchesini/Bruno Festa ITA. ----- All ranking lists and the photos (scroll down) are on the event website and the event facebook page.
Monday, February 24, 2020   

Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Act 1 - Hyères FRA - Final results

 Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Act 1 - Hyères FRA - Final results After the light winds on Saturday, an up to 20kn breeze filled in yesterday allowing all three fleets to complete three more races. ----- In the Lasers 4.7, Alessia Palanti CZE won all races grasping the overall victory ahead of Carlotta Rizardi ITA and Beatrice Ini ITA. Eliott Raison SUI on the 5th place was the first boy. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Niccolo Elena ITA finished first tied with Giacomo Ivaldi ITA. 80 participants. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Théo Peyre FRA was on top one point ahead of Juan-Alberto Casalone FRA, winner of all three races yesterday. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Monday, February 24, 2020   (Image © Christopher Howell)

J/70 - Midwinters - Miami FL, USA - Final results

 J/70 - Midwinters - Miami FL, USA - Final results Three more races were sailed yesterday at the J/70 Midwinters in perfect Biscayne Bay conditions with a 15-18kn breeze, two of them won by John Baxter, Riverside CT, USA and his team, grasping the overall victory. Joel Running, Excelsior, MN, USA followed only two points behind. Ryan McKillan, New York, NY, USA was another 8 points back. The previous leader Ignacio Perez MEX had a bad day and dropped on rank 4. ----- 53 teams from 9 nations competed. ----- The final rankings.
 
News – Sunday, February 23, 2020
Sunday, February 23, 2020   

Laser Radial - World Championships 2020 - Melbourne AUS - Day 1

 Laser Radial - World Championships 2020 - Melbourne AUS - Day 1 Only one race in winds around 10kn could be completed this Sunday morning UTC, the opening day of the Laser Radial World Championship in Sandringham AUS. ----- Winners of the day in the Olympic Radial Women fleet, split in two groups, were Marie Barrué FRA and the defending champion Anne-Marie Rindom DEN. On rank 3 follow Maud Jayet SUI and Vasileia Karachaliou GRE. The Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED and Svenja Weger GER share rank 5. ------ The only race in the Radial Men was won by Daniel Krutskikh RUS ahead of Michael Compton AUS and Jordan Makin AUS. ----- The ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Sunday, February 23, 2020   

420, 470 - Carnival Race - San Remo ITA - Day 4

 420, 470 - Carnival Race - San Remo ITA - Day 4 Again moderate winds around 10kn and sun prevailed in San Remo yesterday and all four fleets completed three races each. ----- The 420 Open initiated the Final Series split in Gold- and Silverfleets. Tom Rodet/Yael Maucut FRA climbed on top ahead of Ange Delerce/Thimotée Rossi FRA and Frederico and Riccardo Figlia di Granara ITA. ----- Zofia Korsak/Carolina Cendrowska POL dominate the 420 Girls. ----- No change on top of the 470s with Shvets/Koshova UKR leading closely followed by Marchesini/Festo ITA. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Sunday, February 23, 2020   

Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Act 1 - Hyères FRA - Day 1

 Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Act 1 - Hyères FRA - Day 1 Light winds and sun prevailed yesterday on Hyères Bay during the first races of the 2020 Laser Mediterranean Championship, Act 1. The Lasers 4.7 and the Radials completed one, the Standards two races. ----- Good results for the Swiss: In the Lasers 4.7 (53 participants/6 nations), Loïc Oddin SUI finished first ahead of Noë Herrmann SUI and Michelle Ini ITA. ----- Two Swiss on top of the Lasers Radial (80 participants/5 nations): Antonis Asonitis SUI won ahead of Benjamin Dufour SUI and Niccolo Elena ITA. ----- In the Lasers Standard (21 participants/5 nations), Thomas Flachon FRA won both races. ----- All results and the event facebook page.
Sunday, February 23, 2020   

Match Racing - Youth Match Race Cup - Auckland NZL - Final results

 Match Racing - Youth Match Race Cup - Auckland NZL - Final results Today Sunday UTC, James Hodgson AUS defeated both local Kiwi teams, i.e. Nick Egnot-Johnson NZL 3-0 in the Semi Final and Jordan Stevenson NZL 3-1 in the Final, winning the Youth Match Cup in Auckland, the tune-up event for the Matchrace Youth Worlds at the same venue next week. Aurélien Pierroz FRA, winner of the Round Robin lost the Petit Final against Nick Egnot-Johnson NZL 0-2. ----- The results and the news.
 
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