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News – Friday, April 19, 2019
Friday, April 19, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 4

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 4 Yesterday, the wind conditions at the Wordcup Series in Genoa were again light (5-7kn), but for the first time sufficient for seven of the eight classes present to complete at least one race.
In the 470 men, Kampelmühler/Czajka AUT won the only race ahead of Ichino/Hasegawa JPN and Mantis/Kagialis GRE. The Olympic Champions Belcher/Ryan AUS are on rank 17.
In the 470 women, Cohen/Lasry ISR ahead of Oliveira/Barbachan BRA and Seabright/Carpenter GBR are the first leaders.
Three races were held in the Finns with Oscari Muhonen FIN twice on top and clearly leading overall ahead of Jorge Zarif BRA and Alex Muscat ESP. To be noted, that the Finn elite refrained from participating.
The Lasers Standard completed their third race and Tonci Stipanovic CRO has taken the overall lead ahead of Duko Bos CRO and Finn Lynch IRL.
The Lasers Radial did not sail, and after the only race sailed so far, Line Flem-Höst NOR and Maud Jayet SUI share the lead.
The speed classes will complete the Qualification Series today to select the 10 best for tomorrow s Medal Races. In the 49ers, Sime Fantela/Mihovil Fantela CRO are on first after 5 races, followed by Botin/Lopez ESP and Gilmour/Gilmour AUS. The Olympic Champions Burling/Tuke NZL are on rank 10.
In the 49ersFX, Odile Van Aanholt/Marieke Jongens NED won all 3 races taking the overall lead ahead of Wester/Netzler SWE and Gross/Klinga SWE.
In the Nacras 17, all team have completed three heats with the experienced duos on top: Saxton/Boniface GBR are first followed by Jones/Saunders NZL and Martinez/Maslivets ESP.
All ranking lists and the news.
Friday, April 19, 2019   (Image © Emilien Coutant)

Optimist - Coupe Internationale de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Day 4

 Optimist - Coupe Internationale de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Day 4 Yesterday, the Optimist International Cup was concluded in La Rochelle FRA. Today, teamracing is on the program.
Zou Schemmel FRA was the clear winner after 12 races with a 14 point advantage on Boris Hirsch SUI. The best girl Lucie Gout FRA is on rank 3. The Minimes ranking list.
In the younger Benjamins, Rapahel Allain FRA finished first with a 38 point lead on Damian Berthier SUI on a solid second place as well.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
Friday, April 19, 2019   

Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Day 1

 Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Day 1 The first two races of the Lake Garda Optimist Meeting were sailed yesterday in a 12-14kn wind.
Finishing 1 and 2 in their groups, Yanne Broers NED, Alex Demurtas ITA and Richard Schultheiss MLT have jointly taken the lead. The World Champion Marco Gradoni ITA follows on rank 5. 900 participants.
In the younger Cadetti, Erik Scheidt BRA (son of the 5-times Olympic medalist Robert Scheidt BRA) and Amelie Röpke GER are on the first place with a race win each. 81 participants.
The ranking lists and the event website
Friday, April 19, 2019   

Various Yachts - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - the Single-Handed Race and Sea Shanties

 Various Yachts - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - the Single-Handed Race and Sea Shanties The Single-Handed Race on the eve of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta was held yesterday with 11 beautiful classic yachts in a one-hour race along the south coast of Antigua. with moderate trade wind conditions of 14-16 knots, and a relatively smooth sea state. Skippers raced solo without the use of auto-pilot, but were allowed an observer on board, who could not participate in sailing. --- The Dykstra 44 Willpower of Don Ward took line honours in the Spirit of Tradition Class but after time correction was third. Tanner Jones racing the 1963 Jack Holt 28-foot sloop Rita was second, and the winner was the 1989 Six Metre Biwi Magic , sailed by Tony Sayer. --- The Single-Handed Race took place on the eve of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, starting today Friday with four days of full fleet racing. --- The news with photos and the event website.
 
News – Thursday, April 18, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Act 3 - Genoa ITA - Day 3

 Olympic Worldcup - Act 3 - Genoa ITA - Day 3 Again a day with almost no wind in Genoa yesterday, and it can hardly be understood, why the innocent World Sailing (responsible as Organising Authority) dislocated the European Worldcup event from the wind-safe Hyères FRA with its perfect infrastructure and organisation to this wind-risky Italian major city.
Only the Lasers Radial and one 49er group could sail at least on race in a 3-4kn wind.
For the Lasers Radial sailing in two groups, it was the first race of the competition. The day winners were Line Flem-Höst NOR and an Maud Jayet SUI. On the 2nd ranks of their groups followed Anne-Marie Rindom DEN and Vasileia Karachaliou GRE.
The only 49er race was won by Fantela/Fantela CRO, still back in the overall 49er rankings before discard with the scores ufd/1/1.
Without valid results after 3 days are the 470s (M W) and Finns.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, April 18, 2019   

Optimist - Coupe Internationale de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Day 4

 Optimist - Coupe Internationale de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Day 4 Three races were sailed in the Final Series of the Spring Cup in La Rochelle FRA with the fleet split in Gold and Silver rounds.
Zou Schemmel FRA extended his lead on 7 points with the day ranks 1 and 2. Axel Grandjean SUI i on the 2nd place, Lucie Gout FRA on 3rd is the best girl. Boris Hirsch SUI advanced on the 4th position. Sam Nokes SUI and Stach Vleeshowers SUI follow on the ranks 9 and 10. The ranking list.
In the younger Benjamins, Raphael Allain FRA is new on top 10 points ahead of Charles Trollard FRA. Kilian Dussain FRA and Damien Berthier SUI follow on the ranks 3 and 4 at equal points.
The French TV transmitted a film report yesterday. Theevent facebook page with photos.
Thursday, April 18, 2019   

420 - CIMA - Marseillan FRA - Day 1

 420 - CIMA - Marseillan FRA - Day 1 Yesterday, the first major 420 Regatta was kicked off in Marseillan FRA on the Etang de Berre in moderate winds. Unfortunately, neither results nor information have been posted on the event website or the facebook page of the organisers. However, numerous Fotos are available.
Thursday, April 18, 2019   

Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Country Cup - Final results

 Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Country Cup - Final results As a prelude to the Optimist Lake Garda Meetings, the Nations Trophy was held with one representative per country racing. After three races, the local Alexis Demurtas ITA was the winner ahead of Caspar Ilgenstein GER and Henrik Puolakka FIN. 36 nations from 5 continents were present. --- The ranking list.
The Optimist Meeting begins today with huge fleets as usual: 991 Juniores from 35 nations and 117 Cadetti (U12) will participate.
The event website.
Thursday, April 18, 2019   

Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day 3 - Local Knowledge Pays Off for Round the Island Race

 Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day 3 - Local Knowledge Pays Off for Round the Island Race For yesterday’s tricky Round the Island race, local knowledge paid off for the race veterans that knew how to successfully navigate the challenges on the 24–32nm courses around St-Barth’s rocky cliffs in a 12–15kn northeasterly with 30° wind shifts.
Here the results, the day 3 report, the photos and the event website.
Today is lay day, racing resumes on Friday and lasts until April 20.
 
News – Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 2

Very light winds prevailed again on the second day of the Genoa Worldcup event and only the Lasers and the 49ersFX completed one race each in a 5kn breeze.
Tonci Stipanovic CRO and Herrmann Tomasgaard NOR were the winners in their Laser Standard groups with Duko Bos NED and Sergey Komissarov RUS twice on rank 2.
In the 49ersFX, only one group finished a race and the overall ranking list remains unchanged.
The 49ers completed two races on the opening day, the Nacra 17 one.
The wind forecast is not very promising for the second half of the week.
All ranking lists, the official report and a video of the day.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   

Optimist - Coupe internationale de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Day 3

 Optimist - Coupe internationale de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Day 3 The International Optimist Cup in La Rochelle FRA continued yesterday with two races.
Finishing on the ranks 1 and 2, Zou Schemmel FRA was again the best of the day and extended the lead on Axel Grandjean SUI to 6 points. The best girl Lucie Gout FRA follows on 3rd. The ranking list.
In the younger Benjamins, split in Gold- and Silverfleet, Charles Trolard FRA and Raphael Allain FRA lead overall ahead of Damien Berthier SUI on the 3rd position. The Benjamins ranking list.
The event facebook page.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   

Swan - Swan-Cup - Monaco MON - Final results

 Swan - Swan-Cup - Monaco MON - Final results Over the past weekend, the Swan-Cup was held in Monaco with 14 Swans 42, 45 and 50 on the starting line. Only three races could be completed within 4 days, as the winds remained mostly absent.
In the largest fleet, the Swan 50 with 8 participants, Leonardo Ferragamo ITA (tactics Ken Read USA) was the winner ahead of Andrea Masi ITA and Dmitry Ribolovlev RUS (with Fernando Echevarri ESP). Tied on rank 4 followed Stefan Heidenreich GER (with Jochen Schümann GER). Morten Kielland SUI (with Iker Martinez ESP) finished 5th.
The event website with all ranking lists and the video of the final day.
 
News – Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genua ITA - Day 1

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genua ITA - Day 1 Yesterday, Round 3 of the Olympic Classes Worldcup was kicked off in Genoa ITA in sunshine and light winds varying from 5-12kn. Eight of the ten Olympic Classes were present with the RS:X windsurfers missing. On the opening day, the speed classes were active with two races for the 49ers and one race for the Nacra-17 (one group with a second race).
First leaders in the 49ers are Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER with two bullets. McHardie/McKenzie NZL and Gilmour/Gilmour AUS follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
In the 49ersFX, Julia Gross/Hanna Klinga SWE have taken the lead ahead of Grael/Kunze BRA and Jurczok/Lorenz GER.
Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR and Lorenzo Bressani/Cecilia Zorza finished first in their Nacra 17 groups.
All ranking lists.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   

Optimist - Coupe International - La Rochelle FRA - Day 2

 Optimist - Coupe International - La Rochelle FRA - Day 2 The Optimist International Cup in La Rochelle FRA continued yesterday with three races with good results by Swiss participants for whom this event counts for the World- and European Championship qualifiction.
With three bullets in his group, Axel Grandjean SUI moved up on rank 2 only one point behind the leading Zou Schemmel FRA. With Alexandre De Weck SUI (6), Boris Hirsch SUI (7), Samuel Berthier SUI (9) and Stach Vleeshowers SUI (11), four more Swiss are among the best. The ranking list.
In the younger Benjamins, Charles Trolard FRA and Raphael Allain FRA share the lead. Damien Berthier SUI is on rank 4 at equal points with rank 3. The Benjamin ranking list.
The event facebook page with a video of day one.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   

SSL Nations Gold Cup 2021 - A new era in competitive sailing dawned with the official launch in Lausanne SUI

As from 2021, the Nations Gold Cup shall be held biannually on 47-foot--One-Design-Yachts provided by the organisers. All 144 Member National Authorities of World Sailing have been invited to participate. Up to now, forty countries from all five continents confirmed their participation. A maximum of 48 teams will be able compete in this first edition of the SSL Gold Cup to be held in Switzerland on Lake Neuchâtel and Lake Geneva.
Yesterday, the event was officially launched at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne SUI with the Captains of 20 teams present, a who-is-who in sailing with names such as Robert Scheidt BRA, Paul Cayard USA, Mateusz Kusznierewicz POL, Freddy Lööf SWE, Jochen Schümann GER, Sime Fantela CRO...and more. The make-up of the eleven sailors in each national team will be strictly controlled. Crew are obliged to be passport-carrying nationals in line with the nationality requirements of the Olympic Games.
The news.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   

Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day one

 Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day one Perfect conditions prevailed yesterday at the start of the 10th anniversary edition of Les Voiles de St-Barth for the 66 entrants in nine classes racing around the west side of St-Barth on racecourses ranging from 24 – 36 nautical miles in 15 – 20 knots of breeze. Read the day one report with all details on the various fleets and photos, and check-out the results.
The event website.
Racing is planned from April 15 to 20.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   

Blu26, Yardstick, Optimist - Primavera chiglie - CV Lago di Lugano

 Blu26, Yardstick, Optimist - Primavera chiglie - CV Lago di Lugano The traditional 'Primavera Chiglie' on Lake Lugano was well attended this year. Seven, for the Blu26 even 8 races were held within two days.
Michael Klötzli ZYC and his team finished first in the Blu26 winning all heats. In the Racers (Corsa), Andrea Colomba CVLL with his Surprise was on top. Winner in the Cruisers (Crociera) was Gigi de Siris CVLL with a Dynamic Express. Giorgio Passera CVLL was on rank one among the 16 Optimists closely followed by Geo Cavazutti CVLL.
All ranking lists.
 
News – Monday, April 15, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act3 - Genua ITA - Start today

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act3 - Genua ITA - Start today The third Olympic Classes Worldcup Regatta begins today in Genoa ITA, the last event of the 2018/9 series that will be concluded in Marseille FRA in early June. Genoa has been selected for the first time by World Sailing instead of Hyères FRA for 2019 to avoid to have two events in the South of France.
Some of the fleets however are not as representative as many top athletes still seem to prefer to go Hyères end of April. 8 of the 10 Olympic Classes will be present in Genoa.
The entry list, the event website and the official preview.
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Final results

 Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Final results Yesterday, the 400 Laser Standard, Radial and 4.7 sailors concluded the Laser Europacup on Hyères Bay with the last races, the windiest ones with a 12-14kn breeze.
Dominik Perkovac CRO remained the clear winner in the Lasers Standard ahead of Nathan Le Pen FRA. Nikita Melnikov RUS followed on rank 3. 50 participants.
In the Lasers Radial, Emilios Monos GRE finished on top with Theo Peyre FRA on 2nd. Matisse Pacaud FRA and Julian Hoffmann GER followed tied on the ranks 3 and 4. The best woman was Louise Cervera FRA on the 17th position. 197 participants.
On rank 1 of the Lasers 4.7 was Lara Himmes ESP. Bendeguz Nagy HUN and Ursula Balas CRO completed the podium. 151 participants.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Mini 650 - Plastimo Mini Lorient - Lorient FRA - Final results

 Mini 650 - Plastimo Mini Lorient - Lorient FRA - Final results Meanwhile, all 68 two-person teams have finished the first important Mini event of the 2019 season with Fréderic Denis/Luke Berry FRA as winners as reported yesterday. The best Series Mini with Jezequel/Hantzperg FRA crossed the line as 4th, followed by Simon Koster SUI/Henrik Witzmann GER on 6th overall. Yesterday afternoon, Juliette Graf SUI terminated her first Mini offshore regatta teaming with Olivier Desport FRA on the 38th position.
The race tracker with the ranking list and the final report
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Optimist - Coupe Internationale - La Rochelle FRA - Final results

 Optimist - Coupe Internationale - La Rochelle FRA - Final results The international Optimist Cup in La Rochelle was kicked off yesterday with two races.
Finishing twice on top of his group, Zou Schemmel FRA has taken the overall lead ahead of Armel Le Ny FRA and Lars Dittel SUI on the ranks 2 and 3. 336 participants from France, Monaco and Switzerland. The ranking list.
In the younger Benjamins, Raphael Allain FRA and Simon Prot FRA share the lead, both with ranks 1 and 2 in their groups. 126 participants. The ranking list.
The event website and all result details.
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Melges 24, J/70, var. classes - Charleston Race Week - Charleston SC, USA - Final results

 Melges 24, J/70, var. classes - Charleston Race Week - Charleston SC, USA - Final results Charleston Race Week concluded in spectacular fashion with strong winds producing exciting action and several classes being decided during the last race. Skipper Travis Weisleder USA rallied to victory in Melges 24 class, which attracted 37 entries. Joel Ronning and his Catapult crew secured a surprisingly convincing victory in J/70 class, largest of the regatta with 56 boats.
See all resultss and read the final report.
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Star - Trainings-Regatta - Aquafresca ITA - Final results

The triple Starboat Olympic Medalist and past World Champion Freddy Lööf SWE with Kilian Wiese GER as crew won the Lake Garda training regatta 5 points ahead of Benamati (another former World Champion) with Ambrosini ITA. Among the 'students' were among others the FD Olympic diploma holders Jan and Piet Eckert SUI steering Starboats. Jan Eckert/Frithjof Kleen GER finished 9th (with a race win) and Piet Eckert SUI/Frederico Melo POR followed on rank 12 among the 19 teams.
The ranking list.
This regatta was part of the Clinics perfectly organised by the Star Sailors League Training Center at the Fraglia Vela Riva in view of the Star European Championship in three weeks from now, counting as Grand Slam event for the SSL World Ranking List.
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Etchells - 2019 Southern Area Championship - Cowes GBR - Final results

Hamish Calder, Dorking, Surrey, GBR and his team leading after day one clearly defended the first place 6 points ahead of David Franks, Cowes/Isle of Wight, GBR. New on 3rd is Tom Abrey GBR 2 points behind. Charlie Manzoni and his team another point behind are the best Corinthians. 6 races were concluded over the past weekend.
The results and the Cowes Etchells Fleet facebook page.
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Finn, Yngling - Capman Cup - RC Oberhofen - Final results

 Finn, Yngling - Capman Cup - RC Oberhofen - Final results In cool temperatures, but at least without rain, five races could be held over the past weekend on Lake Thoune. The light to medium breeze allowed to complete 3 heats on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.
In the Finns (14 participants), Oliver Wirz YCB was the clear winner ahead of Peter Kilchenmann TYC and Franz Bürgi RCO. Best of the 12 Ynglings was Christoph Bichsel RCO and his team closely followed by Thomas Beck TYC.
The ranking lists and the news.
 
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