The Imperia Winter Regatta ended yesterday with the final races sailed in light winds. ----- David Bergher/Lukas Mähr AUT continued the winning streak in the 470s as clear overall first ahead of Lukas Kampelmühler/Thomas Csajka AUT. Yves Mermod/Cyrill Schüpbach SUI followed on rank 3. ----- The 420 Open regatta ended with a French trio on top : Lucas Teillet/Maxim Pisseloup FRA finished first ahead of Ange Delerce/Timothée Rossi FRA. 83 participants. ----- Margherita Barro/Matilde Parladori ITA defended their first place in the 420 women. Elsa Watrin/Caroline Sonneville FRA and Anna Riekhof/Charlotte Sperling GER completed the podium. ----- The event website with ll ranking lists and the facebook page with videos.
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12.15.19 – 12.21.19
12.18.19 – 12.22.19
12.28.19 – 12.30.19
News – Monday, December 9, 2019
As every year, the International St-Nicolas Regatta in Pula CRO attracted large number of participants. ----- Winner among the 383 Optimists from 19 nations was Lisa Vucetti ITA ahead of the tied Alex Demurtas ITA and Zou Schemmel FRA. The Optimist ranking list.----- After three races in the Lasers 4.7, Alenka Valencic SLO was on first ahead of Alessandro Bosso ITA and Lorenzo Fonda ITA. The World Champion Anja Von Allmen SUI remained on the 27th place among the 102 participants with the ranks 4/bfd/2. The Laser 4.7 ranking list. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Georgios Papadakos GRE won all 4 races. Julius Hebel CYP and Matija Relijanovic CRO completed the podium. 65 participants. ----- In the small Laser Standard fleet, Bozidar Golubic CRO was the winner. ---- All ranking lists.
Another three races were sailed on the final day of the Semana Olympica in Las Palmas ESP. ----- Marit Bouwmeester NED was the superior winner in the Lasers Radial 9 points ahead of Alison Young GBR. Alfonso Fernandez ESP finished 3rd. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Milivoj Dukic MNE defended rank 1 ahead of Giovanni Cocolutto ITA at equal points. Joaquin Blanco ESP followed as 3rd. ----- All ranking lists (8 classes participated) and the event facebook page.
Another big Optimist Regatta - the Trofeo Ciutat de Palma - was organised over the past weekend on Majorica ESP. The 282 Optimists completed 3 races with Jaime Ayarza ESP as winner ahead of Carl Krause GER and Stach Vleeshouwers SUI. ----- The Optimist ranking list. ----- In all other classes, the fleets were Spanish only. ----- Here all ranking lists, the report (In Spanish) and the videos.
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News – Sunday, December 8, 2019
Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Final results - Gold for NZL, NED and ITA
This Sunday morning UTC, two fleet races and the Medal Race concluded the 2019 World Championships of the Olympic 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 Classes in Auckland NZL. ----- Having come strongly from behind during the event, Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL finally secured their 5th World Champions title in the 49ers. Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER grasped Silver, Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR Bronze. ----- In the 49ersFX, capsizing of the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA (photo) decided the title in favour of Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED. Bronze went to Ida Baad-Nielsen/Marie Thusgaard DEN. ----- In the Nacras17, Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA defended their lead earning Gold ahead of Lin Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN and Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS. ----- The news with link to all ranking lists, videos and photos.
Moderate winds prevailed yesterday in Imperia ITA allowing the 470 to complete 2 races, the 420s one race per fleet. ------- The Austrians dominated in the 470s with David Bargehr/Lukas Mähr AUT on first 2 points ahead of Thomas Kampelmühler/Thomas Csajka AUT. With a race win, Yves Mermod/Cyril Schüpbach SUI moved up on rank 3. ----- In the 420s Open, Lucas Teiller/Maxim Pisseloup FRA moved up on rank 1 winning the only race of the day. Maxim Dneprov/Luis Zimmerli SUI advanced on rank 2. Good results also for the other Swiss teams with Simon Kaiser/Nik Burkhard SUI now 11th. Alexandre Grognuz/Simeo Vollmer SUI follow on rank 17 among the 85 teams. ----- Margherita Barro/Matilda Parladori ITA defended the first place in the 420 Women. Anna Riekhof/Charlotte Sperling GER follow 4 points behind on 2nd. New on rank 3 are Elsa Watrin/Caroline Sonneville FRA. ----- The event website with all ranking lists and the event facebook page with videos.
News – Saturday, December 7, 2019
The Olympic, America's Cup and World Champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL have taken the lead in the 49ers. Erik Heil/Thomas Ploessel GER follow with an 8 point backlog on rank 2. Fletcher/Bithell GBR on 3rd are already 36 points behind. On rank 4 follow Botin/Lopez ESP as best of the nations not yet qualified for the 2020 Olympics (blue shade on ranking lists). 4 places are at stake. ----- In the 49erFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED replaced Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA tied on top. On rank 3 follow Helene Naess/Marie Roenningen NOR. The first non-qualified 2020 Olympic nation Germany with Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER is on the 4th place. ----- In the Nacras 17, Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA are on top with a 6 point lead on Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS. On rank 3 follow Lin Cenholt/Christian Lüback DEN. The best non-qualified nation is France with Quentin Delapierre/Manon Audinet FRA on rank 10. ----- The event website with links to reports, ranking lists and videos.
After the last Qualification Series races held in a light 5kn breeze yesterday at the SSL Final on the Bahamas, Mateusz Kusznierewicz POL/Bruno Prada BRA remained on rank 1 with a race win and qualified directly for the Final of the best four. Diego Negri ITA/Frithjof Kleen GER on rank 2 are qualified for the Semi Final. The ranks 3 to 10 will sail the Quarter Final today with the best five qualified for the Semi Final. ----- Surprisingly, the English Laser Olympic campaigner Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR with Kilian Weise GER as crew defended the 3rd place ahead of the past Starboat World Champions Melleby NOR/Revkin USA, Cayard/Trinter USA and Percy GBR/Ekström SWE on the ranks 4 to 6. On rank 7 follows the Snipe World Champion Henrique Haddad BRA with mit Henry Boening BRA and also on rank 8 is another non-Starboat team, the Finn Junior Champion Muhonen FIN with Kushnir UKR to qualifiy for the Quarter Final. Ranks 9 and 10, Rohart/Ponsot FRA and Doyle/Infelise USA are both past World Champions. ------ Among the prominent eliminated are Pepper NZL/Trouche BRA, Mirsky AUS/O'Leary IRL or Lööf SWE/Fatih USA. ----- The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Light winds prevailed at the Imperia Winter Regatta kicked-off on Thursday with the 470s. Yesterday, the 420s joined the event as well. ----- After 5 races, Bergher/Mähr AUT are first in the 470s (unfortunately only in facebook quality) 3 points ahead of Kampelmühler/Csajka AUT. On rank 3 follows the first Mixed-Team Vita Heathcote/Ryan Orr GBR. 12 entrants. ----- In the 420s Open, Ange Delerce/Timothée Rossi FRA are first after 2 races ahead of Lucas Teillet/Maxim Pisseloup FRA. On 3rd are Maxim Dneprov/Luis Zimmerli SUI. 86 teams participate. ----- In the 420 women, Margerita Barro/Matilda Parladori ITA are first ahead of Anna Riekhof/Charlotte Sperling GER and Johanna Schmidt/Hanna Schranzhofer AUT. ----- The event facebook page with ranking lists, photos and videos, as well as the event website without pertinent informationen.
News – Friday, December 6, 2019
The Final Series at the Olympic High-Performance Class Worlds in Auckland began yesterday with three races per class. ----- Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER defended the lead in the 49ers, 9 points ahead of Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL. Already 32 points is the backlog of Lucas Rual/Emile Amoros FRA, best of the day (1/4/6) advancing on rank 3. ----- In the 49ersFX, Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA extended their lead on 11 points. The best of the day (2/6/1) Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED are new on rank 2. ----- Jumping on 3rd are the past Optimist World Champion Tina Lutz GER with Susann Beucke GER. ----- Leader change in the Nacra 17: Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA have taken the lead 11 points ahead of Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS. The former leaders John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR are down on 3rd. ----- The event website with links to the results and the latest reports as well as videos.
As best of the day (3/3/6), Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR/Kilian Weise GER advanced on rank 8. The former leaders Diego Negri ITA/Frithjof Kleen GER however, had a bad day with the ranks ocs/21/12 and descended on rank 3. The new overall leaders are Mateusz Kusznierewicz POL/Bruno Prada BRA 10 points ahead of Ian Percy GBR/Anders Ekström SWE. ------ With 6-10kn, this was the first day at the SLL Final with lighter winds during the three races held, allowing the less experienced VIP youngsters to mark theire presence. ----- Today, the Qualification Series will be concluded with another three races. The 10 best will participate in the Finals on Saturday. With the ranks 9 to 13 within 10 points, the fight for the cut will be fierce. ----- The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
After 'Edmond de Rothschild' having crossed the finish line as first - we reported yesterday - , 'Macif' (Gabart/Gahinet FRA) and 'Actual' (Leblevec FRA/Pella ESP) are in the final approach. 530nm before the finish, the two Ultime Trimarans were separated by 48nm only, a duel that will go on to the end of the race. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Yesterday, 'World Sailing' published the list of Race Officials (Race Officers, Juries, Measurers) at the 2020 Olympic Regatta in Japan. ----- The news including the complete list of officials.
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News – Thursday, December 5, 2019
The High-Performance-Class World Championship Qualification Series in Auckland NZL have been completed this morning UTC with 8, respectively 9 races. ----- In the 49ers, Erik Heil/Thomas Ploessel GER have taken the lead one point ahead of Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL. Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT remained on rank 3. ----- In the 49ersFX, the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA extended their advantage on the tied Helene Naess/Marie Roenningen NOR and Kimberly Lim/Cecilia Low SGP to 14 points. ----- In the Nacra 17, John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR defended their lead 2 points ahead of Vittorio Bissarro/Maelle Frascari ITA on 2nd. New on rank 3 are Nathan Outteridge/Haylee Outteridge AUS. ----- The event website with reports and links to the results and videos.
The experienced Starboat teams ruled the show at the SSL Final on the Bahamas yesterday in the fresh up to 20kn wind, and the three races held were won by Negri/Kleen ITA/GER, Percy/Ekström GBR/SWE and Cayard/Trinter USA. First on the interim ranking list are Diego Negri/Frithjof Kleen with the ranks 1/2/4. Mateusz Kusznierewicz/ Bruno Prada POL/BRA follow 8 points behind. Paul Cayard/Phil Trinter are on rank 3. Still on a positive streak are the young Finn sailors Oskari Muhonen/Vitalii Kushnir FIN/UKR on rank 6. ----- The results and the news.
Yesterday after almost 29 days underway, 'Edmond de Rothschild' (Franck Cammas/Charles Caudrelier FRA) crossed the finish line off Brest FRA as winners of the inaugural 'Brest-Atlantiques' Regatta. Here the interview. With still 1'100nm to go, the two other Ultime-Trimarans, separated with 80nm, will reach Brest tomorrow. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Bad luck for Yann Guichard FRA and his 'Spindrift'-Team: Already after two days, the round-the-world record attempt had to be abandoned after arising problems with the steering system. 'Spindrift' is on the way back to La Trinité, and it remains to be seen, whether a repair will be possible within sufficient time. ----- The news.