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News – Saturday, August 8, 2020
On the second day of the Figaro 3 Concarneau Solo Regatta, the fleet is still closely packed in the rather light winds of up to 12kn. ----- This morning UTC, Pierre Quiroga FRA, neck-and-neck with Tanguy Le Turquais FRA and Alan Roberts GBR, were in the lead with 52nm left to the finish in Concarneau FRA that will be reached during this Saturday afternoon. The first 11 boats are separated by only 2nm and everything is possible. ----- The race tracker, the news and the event facebook page.
With a final race yesterday evening, the Semaine du Soir for centerboard dinghies, organised by the RC Oberhofen/Lake Thoune, was concluded. ----- Linus Rindsfüsser TYC on his 49er added another race win finishing a dominating winner ahead of Nick Zeltner RCO on a Musto Skiff and Pablo Rüegge SVK on a 29er. 27 boats participated. ----- The ranking list.
A last race was held at the Semaine du Soir of the SN Rolloise on Lake Geneva. Winning the race, Camille Reithaar SNR with his Laser moved on rank one of the centerboard dinghies. No changes on top of the other classes: Bernard Gianola SNR won in the Surprise yachts, Christoph Lauber SNR with his Grand Surprise finished first in the TCF 1+2-rankings, in the TCF 3-rankings, Jean-Michel Vaucher SNR with his X99 remained in front, and last-but-not-least, Marc-Antoine Monnard SNR with his Dragon mastered the TCF-4-fleet. ----- The event website.
News – Friday, August 7, 2020
Yesterday at Les Sables d'Olonne, leg one of the 'Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables' event was concluded with the leading boats defending their positions. ----- Tanguy Bouroullec FRA was the winner in the Protos Minis, Léo Debiesse FRA remained first in the Series Minis. Much disputed were the finishes for the ranks 2 and 3. Irina Gracheva RUS defended her 2nd rank just 45sec ahead of Antoine Perrin FRA. In the Series Minis, Lennart Burke GER relegated Fabrice Sorin FRA on rank 3, crossing the line with a 10min advantage as 2nd. ----- In spite of light wind during most of the race, the Foiler-Mini of Tanguy Bouroullec demonstrated her speed potential. ----- The results and the news. ----- The start to leg 2, destination Roscoff FRA, will be given on Monday.
SailGP announces the addition of 'Team New Zealand', led by Olympic and America’s Cup champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke to the circuit to resume racing with a not yet fixed program in 2021. Up to now, 'Team Australia' with Tom Slingsby AUS and 'Team Japan' with Nathan Outteridge AUS have been the dominators in the F50 Foiling Catamaran events. The first SailGP has been planned for April 2021 after the America's Cup in Auckland in the first quarter of the coming year. ----- The Bericht.
Yesterday, the start to Round 2 of the French Solo-Skipper Annual Championship 2020 was given in Concarneau FRA. The race with 31 foiling Figaros 3 on the starting line is leading over 280nm. ----- Early this morning, the fleet reached the most northern mark off the western point of Brittany. Corentin Douget FRA was in the lead one mile ahead of Pierre Quiroga FRA. On rank 3 followed Sam Goodchild GBR. Nils Palmieri SUI with his 'TeamWork' was on rank 24 with a 4nm backlog. ----- The race tracker and the event facebook page.
One race was sailed yesterday evening at the Semaine du Soir off Rolle/Lake Geneva. ----- Zoë Hasler SNR with her 470 has taken the lead in the centerboard dinghies. ----- Bernard Gianola SNR defended the first place in the Surprise. ----- Leader in the TCF-1+2 rankings remained Christoph Lauber SNR with his Grand Surprise. ----- Jean-Claude Vaucher SNR with his X99 moved on top of the TCF 3-rankings. ----- In the TCF-4-category, Marc-Antoine Monnard SNR with his Dragon grasped the 3rd race win. ----- The event website.
Four races were held so far at the Semaine du Soir of the RC Oberhofen/Lake Thoune. ----- Linus Rindsfüsser TYC with his 49er won all races so far. On rank 2 follows Nick Zeltner RCO on a Musto-Skiff. Pablo Rüegge SVK with his 29er is on the 3rd place. ----- 28 centerboard dinghies are racing. ----- The ranking list.
News – Thursday, August 6, 2020
In light airs of up to 10kn, the 72-boat Mini fleet progressed only slowly yesterday. This morning UTC, the leading Tanguy Bourroulec FRA was still 50nm from the arrival, closely followed by Antoine Perrin FRA (backlog 1,7nm) and Irina Gracheva RUS (5,2nm) both with options for victory. This trio was the first to touch some fresher winds this morning and will hardly be caught by the immediate pursuers. ----- Same situation in the Series Minis where the first three are separated by 5nm only. With 60nm left to the finish, Léo Debiesse FRA is on the position one ahead of Fabrice Sorrin FRA and Quentin Riché FRA. ----- The first finishers of leg 1 will cross the line at Les Sables this afternoon. ----- The race tracker and the news.
All classes completed two races each at the Semaine du soir of the SN Rolloise on Lake Geneva. ----- In the centerboard classes, Camille Reithaar SNR on a Laser Standard is on top. ----- Bernard Gianola SNR and his team are on first in the Surprise. ----- In the larger yachts, the (TCF 1+2), the Grand Surprise of Christian Hasler SNR is in rank 1. ----- In the TCF3-rankings, Jean Prénat SNR on a First Class 8 is ahead. ----- Marc-Antoine Monnard SNR on a Dragon occupies rank one in the TCF 4 category. ----- The event website.
Yesterday in the Norwegian SeilMmagasinet.no, the journalist Mikkel Thommessen summarized the situation at World Sailing just three months before the annual meeting with new elections due to Covid-19 virtually on the Internet instead of a session in Abu Dhabi. ----- Here the Google translation in English ----- Two of the three lawsuits against World Sailing President Kim Anderson DEN are still pending at the Ethics Commission. ----- Some National Member Authorities are outraged by the first letter from the new World Sailing CEO, in office since the beginning of July, who felt compelled to distribute blames to countries wanting to review the World Sailing proposal for the 2024 Olympic classes that will formally be decided by the IOC in December 2020. ----- Three presidential candidates line up to vote out heavily criticized President Anderson. ----- Some Vice Presidential candidates have expressed interest, two of which are formal.
News – Wednesday, August 5, 2020
News – Tuesday, August 4, 2020
52 boats split into 8 categories participated in the 2020 Edgartown Race Week Round-the-Island Race, circumnavigating Martha's Vineyard Island. Former Secretary of State John Kerry (Chilmark, Mass.) on his Alden Cutter 44 Lark, winning his class, posted the best corrected time in the Spinnaker Division and grasped the Venona Trophy. ----- All detailed results. ----- Congrats go to the club for organizing this traditional event with clear and prudent COVID guidelines. ----- The event website and the event Facebook page.
Evening races are on the program on Lake Geneva and Lake Thoune this week. ----- Over 40 teams registered for the Semaine du soir of the SN Rolle, organized with the required Corona safety measure ashore. Here a report. ----- The Semaine du Soir of the RC Oberhofen is open for centerboard dinghies only. 19 teams are on the entry list up to now. ----- Apparently, in the heavy rains and not sailable winds, there was no racing on both lakes yesterday.