With good conditions and more constant winds than on the starting day, the Round Robin was completed yesterday. The first three in each group qualified for the quarter finals, the rest of the field will determine the last two quarter finalists in the repechage today. In Group 1 Chris Poole USA moved to the top with a win against Phil Robertson NZL. Eric Monnin SUI also qualified for the next round yesterday with 3 wins. In Group 2 the favourites Ian Williams GBR, Torvar Mirsky AUS and Taylor Canfield ISV also qualified early for the next round. The results and the report.
10.26.20 – 10.30.20
10.28.20 – 11.01.20
11.08.20 – 01.31.21
11.10.20 – 11.14.20
News – Wednesday, October 28, 2020
With 4 more races, the 29er Eurocup on Lake Garda was concluded yesterday. ----- Richard Schultheis/Max Körner MLT defended their lead 9 points ahead of Tangi Le Goff/Youri Bertin FRA. Rok Verderber/Daniel Cante SLO finished on the 3rd place. Malika Belomi/Beatrice Conti ITA on rank 9 were the best female team among the 51 teams. ----- The results and the event Facebook page with photos and and videos.
High noon on Lake Garda! After the 29ers, the Starboats will kick-off their European Championship, postponed in summer due to Covid-19, with the Practice Race today, with 25 teams from 11 nations starting. Favorites are the past World Champions Eivind Melleby/ Martin Hejlsberg NOR and Diego Negri/Sergio Lambertenghi ITA. Good chances for a medal have also Spitzauer/Nehammer AUT, Chieffi/ Colannino ITA or Merkelbach/Weise GER. Prominent newcomers from other classes to watch are also the Laser Olympic medalist Tonci Stipanovic CRO (with Tudor Bilic CRO), Flavio Favini/Nicolas Seravalle ITA or Philipp Kasueske/Michael Schulz GER. ----- The event website.
Several sources have announced since last Saturday, that Quanhai Li CHN would be the winner of the World Sailing presidential election, replacing the incumbent Kim Andersen DEN. We linked a respective article from SeilMagasinet. Contrary news circulated as well in the meantime. For an election, 50% of the votes cast are required. An official announcement is to be made at the virtual Annual General Assembly on next Sunday. ----- Here an article in the South China Morning Post.
News – Tuesday, October 27, 2020
The Wilke-Cup, the Annual Finn Championship has been shortened due to Corona, and with the cancelation of the Lebkuchen Regatta of early November, Simon Bovay MY is now the final 2020 winner. Christoph Burger TYC and Oliver Wirz TYC complete the podium. 71 Finn sailors participated in 4 (instead of 6) events. ----- The ranking list and the report.
News – Monday, October 26, 2020
The 29er-Eurocup on Lake Garda was continued yesterday with three races. ----- Richard Schultheis/Max Körner MLT defended their first place ahead of Rok Verderber/Daniel Cante SLO new on rank 2 with a 9 point backlog. As best of the day (5/2/3), Tangi Le Goff/Youenn Bertin FRA advanced on rank 3. Agata Scalmazzi/Giulia Vezzoli ITA on rank 6 are now the best female team among the 61 teams. ----- The ranking list and the event Facebook page with pictures and videos.
The traditional Bermuda Gold Cup, this year held as Match Race World Championship, begins today. Among the 16 participants are the former World Champions Ian Williams GBR, Phil Robertson NZL, Taylor Canfield ISV or Torvar Mirsky AUS. Invited were also the best all-female teams of Pauline Courtois FRA and Anna Östling SWE. Good chances for a top rank has also Eric Monnin SUI, actually number one in the Match Race World Rankings, being familiar with the venue and the slow IOD yachts. Monnin will open the event today in a match against Kelsey Durham BER. ----- The Round Robin program and the preview.
The Swiss Sailing Team Ltd is looking for a new Headcoach as soon as possible! Here the detailed position description.
After months of speculation as to what the next wave of America's Cup boats would look like, we now know as all three Challengers have wheeled their latest creations into the open. Matt Sheahan takes a close look at what characterises each of the new boats. The Planet Sail video.
No races on the final day of the Surprise Swiss Championship on Lake Geneva. With only three results, the Swiss Championship could not be validated. ----- Nelson Mettraux CNV and his team finished the series on the first place. Bryan Mettraux CNM followed on rank 2, Frank Reinhard CNM was on thee 3rd position. ----- The ranking list.
The 'Feuilles Mortes' Regatta on Lake Geneva was held yesterday, and the 6.5m dominated the course occupying the first three places. Roch de Grenus CVMC was the winner ahead of Yves Estermann CVMC, and Daniel Voruz CVMC. 15 teams participated. ----- The ranking list.
News – Sunday, October 25, 2020
iQFoil-Windsurf - International Games 2020 - Campione del Garda ITA - Final results - Victories for Sebastian Kördel GER and Noy Driham ISR
Yesterday, the 12 best men and women iQFoil-windsurfers sailed the Semifinals and Finals at the International Games on Lake Garda in a 15kn wind. The winners of the two Semis and the first two drivers of the Qualification Series sailed the "winner-takes-all-Final". ----- The special course with a reaching start best suited Sebastian Kördel GER and he won the race from start to finish ahead of the Qualification dominator Nicolas Goyard FRA. On rank 3 followed Huig-Jan Tak NED. ----- Leader change also in the Women, where Noy Driham ISR relegated the outstanding Qualification leader Hélène Noesmoen FRA on rank 2. Maja Dziarnowska POL completed the podium as 3rd. ----- The non-Finalists sailed another three course races. ----- All ranking lists, the final report and the video of the last day.
The last 29er Eurocup event of the year began on Lake Garda yesterday with 4 races. ----- With two race wins, Richard Schultheis/Max Körner MLT have taken the overall lead ahead of Antonia Schultheis/Ole Ulrich MLT. On rank 3 followed Rok Verderber/Daniel Cante SLO. The best all-female team are Louisa Müller/Felizia Fiebig GER on rank 9. ----- The results.
After two windless day, the Surprise Swiss Championship on Lake Geneva was finally kicked-off yesterday with 3 races. First leaders are Nelson Mettraux CNV and his team ahead of Brian Mettraux CNM. Frank Reinhard CNM is on rank 3. ----- The ranking list.
The last round of the 2020 'Championnat du Haut Lac' was held yesterday on the Upper Lake Geneva off Villeneuve. ----- In the SRS-category, two Esse850 finished on top with Patrick Thorens ahead of David Bugnon CVVT. ----- In the non-measured Class, the Dehler 34 of P.A. Meylan was on rank 1 ahead of the Toucan of Tom Casanova CVVT. ----- The event website.
News – Saturday, October 24, 2020
Although the election result will have to wait until November 1, a poll among members shows a clear majority for Quanhai Li of China as World Sailing's new president. - A short report in SeilMagasinet of today Saturday, October 24 (use the Google translate button)
Optimist - European Championship 2020 - Portoroz SLO - Final results - Championship abandoned due to Corona
The rainy weather yesterday disturbed the Lake Garda wind machine, and racing was canceled for the day. The Championship will continue today with the Finals of the best-12 by gender, where France will be represented by 5 men and 4 women. ----- Nicolas Goyard FRA has a 3 point lead on Sebastian Kördel GER in the men, and Hélène Noesmoen FRA is 21 points ahead of Maia Dziarnowska POL in the women. The rest of the fleets will sail a final course race. ----- All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
No results again on the website of the Surprise Swiss Championship on Lake Geneva. Hopefully, some winds from the approaching low-pressure system will allow completing the necessary races to validate the Championship.
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