Today LIVE beginning at 14 h CET: Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Leg 3 - Start
Today LIVE beginning at 14 h CET: Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Leg 3 - Start

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News – Sunday, June 16, 2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019   

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Start at 13h UTC today

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Start at 13h UTC today The start to leg 3 of the Solitaire will be given in Roscoff FRA today at 13h UTC. Light winds and a strong tide current will make the situation difficult. The course leads across the British Channel to the Irish South Course and back over 450nm.
The preview and the race tracker.
Sunday, June 16, 2019   

Classes ACVL - Bol d'Or du Léman - SN Genève - Final results

 Classes ACVL - Bol d'Or du Léman - SN Genève - Final results After a slow race, the announced thunderstorm front with gusts of over 50kn reached Lake Geneva after 17h causing casualties and capsizes during half an hour. After 10hrs 36min, the Décision-35 'Ladycat' with Yann Guichard FRA/SNG crossed the finish line as first ahead of 'Yilliam' with Bertrand De Mole SNG and 'Alinghi' with Ernesto Bertarelli SNG a few minutes later. The first monohull, the Libera 'Raffica' of Zsolt Kiraly HUN, arrived as 14th, closely followed by François Bopp CNP with his Psaros 40.
The ranking lists and the news.
Sunday, June 16, 2019   

J/70 - Lake Constance Battle, Act 2 - YC Kreuzlingen

 J/70 - Lake Constance Battle, Act 2 - YC Kreuzlingen Four races were completed at the J/70 Battle on Lake Constance yesterday in variable wind conditions. In an up to 5bft westwind changing during the day to a 1-2bft eastwind, Stefan Seger SUI took the overall lead ahead of Conrad Rebholz GER and Veit Hemmeter GER tied six points behind on the ranks 2 and 3. 37 teams participate.
The ranking list and the news (PDF).
 
News – Saturday, June 15, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019   

Finn - World Masters - Skovshoved DEN - Final results

 Finn - World Masters - Skovshoved DEN - Final results The Finn World Masters in Denmark were concluded yesterday with two races held in moderate winds. Vladimir Krutskikh RUS went on with his winning streak (7 bullets in 7 races) and earned his third Masters title. Michael Maier CZE and Laurent Hay FRA completed the podium. At equal points on the ranks 4 and 5 followed Anthony Nossiter AUS and Christoph Christen SUI. 240 participants.
The results, the official report and the report of the Swiss Team.
Saturday, June 15, 2019   

Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Final results

 Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Final results Light and circling winds inhibited racing on the last day of the Dragon Gold Cup 2019 on the Ijsselmeer NED. Pedro Andrade/Christian Giannini/Joao Vidinha POR earned the Trophy 10 points ahead of Pieter Heerema NED and his team. Sailing for a Japanese team, Peter Gilmour AUS grasped the Bronze Medal. 90 teams racing.
The results and the final report with video.
Saturday, June 15, 2019   (Image © Alexis Courcoux)

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Morgen Start

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Morgen Start Tomorrow afternoon, the start to leg 3 of the Figaro Solitaire will be given on Morlaix Bay FRA. The course over 450nm goes to the Fastnet Rock South of Ireland and back.
Nothing has been decided yet in the overall rankings with Yoann Richomme FRA on first only 2hrs 17min ahead of Pierre Leboucher FRA. The best woman Justine Mettraux SUI on rank 10 is 4hrs 47min behind.
The ranking list and the news (in English and French).
The start can be followed livestream on this website www.sailing-news.com.
Saturday, June 15, 2019   

Classes ACVL - Bol d'Or du Léman - SN Genève - Start today at 9 a.m. UTC

 Classes ACVL - Bol d'Or du Léman - SN Genève - Start today at 9 a.m. UTC 482 teams are on the entry list of the 81st Bol d'Or on Lake Geneva departing at 9h UTC this morning. The weather forecast predicts rain and variable winds between 0 and 4 bft.
Once more, the D35 catamarans are the favorites for the line honours, In the monhulls, the Psaros 40 will be challenged by the tow Liberas 'Principessa' ITA and 'Raffica' HUN. Special interest goes to Eric Monnin steering the 'Monofoil Gonet'. Will the winds be appropriate to keep the foiler flying? A handicap, especially for Monnin, could also be the driftwood floating on the upper Lake Geneva after the heavy rain falls during the past days.
The news. The start can be followed livestream on www.sailing-news.com as from 8.45h UTC. GPS-Tracking is available during the whole race.
Saturday, June 15, 2019   

5.5m, 6mR, 12mR - Robbe & Berking Sterling Trophy - Flensburg GER - Day 2

 5.5m, 6mR, 12mR - Robbe & Berking Sterling Trophy - Flensburg GER - Day 2 Good conditions prevailed on the Flensburg Foerde yesterday, allowing to complete 3 races.
In the 5.5m, Kristian Nergaard NOR has taken the lead one point ahead of Jürg Menzi SUI on 2nd. Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI) advanced on rank 3. Thomas Kuhmann GER defended his lead in the 6mR, as did Wilfried Beek GER in the 12mR.
All results.
 
News – Friday, June 14, 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019   (Image © Robert Deaves)

Finn - World Masters 2019 - Skovshoved DEN - Day 5

 Finn - World Masters 2019 - Skovshoved DEN - Day 5 Two more races were sailed in Denmark yesterday in sun and a 12-14kn wind. The performance of Vladimir Krutskikh RUS remained flawless with another two race wins in his group. On rank 2 with a 5 point backlog followed Michael Maier CZE. Finishing 2nd and 3rd, Christoph Christen SUI moved up on rank 3 overall with a 9 point deficit on the leader. Today is the last day with two more races on the program.
The results, the daily news and the news of the Swiss Team.
Friday, June 14, 2019   

Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 5

 Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 5 Rough conditions again at the Dragon Gold Cup on the shallow waters of the Ijsselmeer yesterday with a 20-25kn wind, a steep chop and rain. Grant Gordon GBR and his team won the race of the day. Pedro Andrade POR extended his lead on 10 points before the final race of today. Pieter Heerema NED and Peter Gilmour JPN remained on the ranks 2 and 3.
The results and the daily news with a video.
Friday, June 14, 2019   

IRC - Giraglia Race 2019 - Monaco MON - Final results

 IRC - Giraglia Race 2019 - Monaco MON - Final results As reported yesterday, the 88-Foot Max 'Rambler 88' of George David USA with Brad Butterworth NZL as tactician took the line honors on the Elapsed Time ranking list. The record was not beaten, as a lull patch in the approach to Monaco decelerated the fast pace. Meanhwhile, all 179 participants remaining in the race reached Monaco. In the IRC ranking list, the 72-Foot Maxi 'Caol Ila R' of Alex Schaerer GBR is on rank 1. 'Rambler 88' USA follows on rank 9. First in the ORC ranking list is 'Stella Maris' of August Schram AUT.
All other ranking lists, incl inshore/offshore, by class and the final report.
Friday, June 14, 2019   

Lightning - 2019 European Championship / Masters Championship - Espoo FIN - Final results

 Lightning - 2019 European Championship / Masters Championship - Espoo FIN - Final results The defending World Champion Javier Conte ARG and his team finished first at the Lightning European Championship in Finland ahead of five North Americans with Todd Wake USA on 2nd and Bill Mauk USA on 3rd.
Ched Proctor (USA) and his team won the World Masters Championship followed by Tom Allen USA and Larry MacDonald CAN. The Master title is reserved for skippers age 55 or over and a combined crew age of 130 years. The news.
These events, attended by 48 teams, were also the tune-up of the 2019 Lightning World Championship to be held June 14-17 at the same venue. The event overview page.
Friday, June 14, 2019   

5.5m, 6mR, 12mR - Robbe & Berking Sterling Cup - Flensburg GER - Day 1

 5.5m, 6mR, 12mR - Robbe & Berking Sterling Cup - Flensburg GER - Day 1 The Meter Classes started to their Flensburg Foerde Regatta Series with 3 races. In the 5.5m (14 boats) , Jürg Menzi SUI and his team took the lead with three top finishes. Kristian Nergaard NOR and Donald Rippert GER are the first challengers. Thomas Kuhmann GER is the clear leader in the 6mR (4 boats) . In the 12mR (9 boats) fleet, Wilfried Beek GER is on the first place.
Friday, June 14, 2019   

Peak time during the past weekends !

 Peak time during the past weekends ! As every year, the two Holiday weekends (Ascension and Pentecost) were arguably the most busy ones in international and national sailracing. "Nothing is as old as yesterday's newspaper !" With extra shifts, we endeavoured to deliver all available information as always every day on time.
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News – Thursday, June 13, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019   

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baix de Morlaix FRA - Leg 2 - Final results

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baix de Morlaix FRA - Leg 2 - Final results After 2 days and 22 hours, Adrien Hardy FRA crossed the finish line of the Figaro Soltaire leg two in Northern Brittany FRA 5 minutes ahead of the leg one winner Yoann Richomme FRA who extended his overall lead to over 2 hours. The Figaro 3 fleet was again closely packed with the ranks 2 to 6 separated by 30 minutes only. Pierre Leboucher FRA and Armel Le Cléac'h FRA followed on the ranks 2 and 3. The best woman Justine Mettraux SUI finished on rank 20 and advanced on the 9th place in the overall rankings, 5 minutes ahead of the Vendée Globe legend Michel Desjoyeaux FRA.
The start to leg 3 will be given on Sunday.
The ranking list and the news (in English or French).
Thursday, June 13, 2019   (Image © Elena Razina)

Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 4

 Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 4 Rainy weather and variable winds prevailed on the Ijsselmeer yesterday. Winner of the daily regatta was Ewgenij Braslavets UKR/ITA ahead of Peter Gilmour AUS/JPN. Pedro Anrade POR and his team remain on top of the overall rankings followed by Pieter Heerema NED and Dmitry Samokhin RUS.
The results and the daily news.
Thursday, June 13, 2019   

Foilng on TV - general media catches interest !

 Foilng on TV - general media catches interest ! The impressive physical effects to make a boat fly, demonstrated with spectacular videos and photos, catch more and more the interest of the general public. A few days ago, the German ZDF TV chain aired a 23 minute report on the Foiling School on Lake Garda. Here the Video.
In Switzerland too, a Foiling School has opened on Lake Uri offering trials and different lessons for beginners and more advanced pilots.
Thursday, June 13, 2019   

IRC - Giraglia-Race - St.Tropez-Monaco - Day 1

 IRC - Giraglia-Race - St.Tropez-Monaco - Day 1 The line honours at the Giraglia Race went to 'Rambler 88' of George David USA finishing 1h4min ahead of 'Magic Carpet 3' of Owen Jones GBR. 'Caol Ila R' of Scharer GBR on 3rd finished 24min later, all three big IRC-0 yachts. 243 boats started in St-Tropez FRA yesterday by noon to the traditional 159nm race around the Giraglia Rocks off Corsica to Monaco. The bulk of the fleet was still underway this morning. See the Race-Tracker and the reports.
Thursday, June 13, 2019   

Youth World Sailing Championship 2019 - Gdynia POL - the Swiss Team

 Youth World Sailing  Championship 2019 - Gdynia POL - the Swiss Team The selections for the Swiss Team for the Youth World Sailing Championship in Gdynia POL in July were concluded after the Pentecost Regattas. For the second time selected are Arnaud Grange/Marie Van der Klink SNG/CNM in the Nacra 15-catamarans and Achille Casco/Eliot Schick DRCS in the 420 Boys. Samira and Natascha Rast DRCS participate in the 420 Girls, in the Lasers Radial, Gauthier Verhulst CNP and Rosine Baudet SNG have qualified.
The news.
 
News – Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019   (Image © Alexis Courcoux)

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Leg 2 - Day 3

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Leg 2 - Day 3 The 41 solo skippers still in the race have been approaching the final way point on the most western point of Brittany this morning UTC, before returning to the port of call off Morlaix FRA. 64nm were left for the leading Yoann Richomme FRA. On rank 2 with a 2,6nm backlog followed Xavier Macaire FRA, another mile back was the Vendée Globe winner Armel Le Cléac'h on 3rd. The race is extremely close as the first 20 are within 10nm only. The best women Justine Mettraux SUI on rank 14 was 8,8nm behind the leader.
The race tracker and the news.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019   

Finn - World Masters 2019 - Skovshoved DEN - Day 2

 Finn - World Masters 2019 - Skovshoved DEN - Day 2 After some waiting at the Finn Masters in Denmark, the postponed race two of the second group could be sailed, followed by race three for both groups.
Superior overall leader is Vladimir Krutskikh RUS with three bullets. On the ranks 2 and 3 follow Anthony Nossiter AUS and Laurent Hay FRA at equal points. To be mentioned is the 179th place of Richard Hart GBR, the only participant in the Super-Legends of the age 80+ sailors !!
The ranking list, the daily news and the report of the Swiss Team.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019   

Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 3

 Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 3 According to the Gold Cup Rules, one very long race per day is on the program. Stephan Link/Frank Butzmann/Michael Lipp GER won the Tuesday race in Medemblik NED moving up on rank 6. The new overall leader is Pedro Andrade POR and his team. Dmitry Samokhin RUS and Pieter Heerma NED follow on the ranks 2 and 3. 93 teams participate.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019   

Optimist - Sélection Interligue - Marseillan FRA - Final results

 Optimist - Sélection Interligue - Marseillan FRA - Final results Over the Pentecoste weekend, the Interligue in Marseillan in the South of France took place with 9 races completed in moderate winds.
In the Benjamins (49 participants), Charles Trolard FRA was the clear winner with 5 bullets. On rank 2 followed Zoe Becquemie SUI, Yanis Milon FRA finished 3rd.
The Minimes (88 participants) completed 10 races with Pierre-Marie Santoni FRA on top in front of Mat Mallet FRA and Lou Deville FRA.
All ranking lists.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019   

5o5, Fireball, Europe, Finn, Laser - Semaine de La Rochelle - Final results

 5o5, Fireball, Europe, Finn, Laser - Semaine de La Rochelle - Final results During the Pentecost weekend, the 56th Semaine de La Rochelle Dériveurs (centerboard dinghies) took place at the French Atlantic Coast. In addition to the mostly French sailors, the Thai Laser Team was among the participants. Keerati Bualong THA won all races in the Lasers Standard, in the Lasers Radial, Pernelle Michon FRA finished first followed by Kamoharan Chanyim THA 3 on 3rd. In the 5o5s, Boite/Fontaine FRA were the winner.
All ranking lists and the event website with photos.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019   

IRC - Giraglia-Race - St. Tropez FRA - Day 3

 IRC - Giraglia-Race - St. Tropez FRA - Day 3 Today by noon CET, the start to the traditional Giraglia Race will be given in St-Tropez FRA leading over 156nm around the Giraglia Rock north of Corsica to Monaco. The race can be followed over GPS-tacking. Since last Sunday, the various classes present in St-Tropez have been sailing short races. The IRC-A and IRC-B fleets with 50 yachts each have the largest participation. Here all ranking lists.
 
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