Three Open 60 foilers of the latest generation extended their lead in the past 24 hours: Charlie Dalin FRA ('Apivia') is on the 1st place 2nm ahead of Jérémy Béyou FRA ('Charal') and 6nm ahead of Thomas Ruyant FRA ('LinkedOut'). But still in the race for victory remain Kevin Escoffier FRA ('PRB'), backlog 15nm, and Samantha Davis GBR ('Initiatives Coeur') as 5th with a 20nm deficit. Boris Herrmann GER ('SeaExplorer') dropped on rank 6 after repairing the broken main halyard. Isabelle Joschke GER is sailing under jib only with a broken boom. ----- The weather situation on the North Atlantic has stabilized, allowing the fleet to head on a reaching course in a south-westerly breeze directly to the final waypoint before the finish in Les Sables d'Olonne. ----- The race tracker, the daily news and the videos.
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News – Sunday, July 12, 2020
No wind on the final day of the 'King of the Lake' in Malcesine/Lake Garda, and Martin Reintjes ITA (with Gabriele Benussi ITA and Alberto Bolzan ITA) was declared winner ahead of the tied Christian Schwoerer GER (with Nic Asher GBR). Only one point behind followed Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio MON on rank 3. ----- The final results and the event facebook page.
Stormy first day at the Fireball Regatta on Lake Walen with an initial 3-4 bft wind increasing on up to 7 bft. Three races were completed with many capsizes in the final heat. The results have not yet been updated this Sunday morning on the event website. Some photos on the facebook page however give an impression of the challenging races.
Many spend their 2020 vacations at home in the special Corona summer, and the high number of 70 teams were present therefore yesterday on the starting line of the SY Herrliberg Distance Race. ----- The line honors went to Bruno Schmid SCE on a Chaps 4 minutes ahead of Patrick Stöckli SCMd on an Onyx and Jan Bachmann SCE on an Esse 850. ----- The ranking list as well as the results by Class.
News – Saturday, July 11, 2020
The lulll conditions after the rounding of the northern waypoint on the Polar Circle led to a close-up and position changes among the leading boats. New leaders are jointly Jérémy Béyou FRA (Charal) and Boris Herrmann GER (Seaexplorer). Kevin Escoffier FRA (PRB) follows as 3rd with a 2,8nm backlog. The first 10 boats are sailing within 40 miles. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
The new leaders at the Melges 32 'King of the Lake' regatta on the Lake Garda after the three races of yesterday are Martin Reintjes ITA (with Gabriele Benussi ITA and Alberto Bolzan ITA) and Christian Schwoerer GER (with Nic Asher GBR) at equal points. Only one point behind follows Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio MON as 3rd. ----- The ranking list and the event facebook page.
With the cancellation of all Class 40 regattas in the past Corona months, some skippers took the initiative themselves with activities on the water. During the last week, Jan Lipinski POL successfully attacked the Round Britain solo record with 7 days and 17 hours. ----- The news. ----- In the coming days, the Roesti Sailing Team of Vincent Gautier SUI and Simon Koster SUI, reinforced with Justine Mettraux SUI, will be going for this record. ----- The news.
Over 30 teams participated in the Evening Races Weeke off Ouchy/Lausanne on the Lake of Geneva, but unfortunately, the wind was mostly absent. Only one race could be completed in four days. ----- In the larger keelboats (Léstés A, Paul-Ambroise Sevestre CNP on his Esse 850 was the winner ahead of Alec Tavel CVL on an Esse as well. ----- In the smaller boats Léstés B, the Surprise yachts dominated with Philippe Rey CVL as winner in front of Yan Perret-Gentil CVL. ---- The event website.
News – Friday, July 10, 2020
Lull conditions prevailed yesterday when the fleet rounded the most northern waypoint on the Polar Circle. ----- Thomas Ruyant FRA ('LinkedOut') succeeded to squeeze in ahead of the duo Jérémy Béyou FRA ('Charal') and Charlie Dalin FRA ('APIVIA'). Meanwhile, Ruyant dropped again on rank 6 with a backlog of 17nm. On top now is Charlie Dalin FRA, only 2,7nm ahead of Jérémy Béyou FRA. Kevin Escoffier FRA is new on rank 3, Boris Herrmann GER is 4th, and Samantha Davis GBR 5th only 8nm behind the leader. Considering the light conditions and the small gaps between the boats, more position changes may be expected in the coming 48 hours. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
The Finn Wednesday Evening Races 2020 were concluded on Lake Thoune yesterday with another three races. Adding two race wins on his results sheet, Michael Beyeler TYC finished as a clear overall winner ahead of Andreas Friederich TYC and Marc Friederich TYC. ----- The ranking list.
As always in Olympic years, World Sailing publishes the updated Racing Rules, to be downloaded here as pdf. We shall come back on the major changes on this website.
Our result summary of the past weekend is now almost complete, and only the information from the Longtze Regatta on Lake St.Moritz is missing. ----- Already yesterday evening, the summer evening races continued on Lake Geneva with the Coupe d'été Europ'Sails and the Semaine du Soir in Lausanne. However, the wind for the first races was absent. .
News – Thursday, July 9, 2020
This Thursday morning at 6h UTC, the first boats reached the northern waypoint 'UNESCO' on the Polar Circle in moderate wind conditions. ----- Charlie Dalin FRA ('APIVIA') had a one-mile lead on Jérémy Béyou FRA ('Charal'). Thomas Ruyant FRA ('LinkedOut') reduced his backlog on 7nm. Samantha Davis GBR ('Initiatives Coeur') followed as 4th with 32nm deficit, 8nm in front of Boris Herrmann GER ('SeaExplorer') on the 5h position. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
News – Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Two weather fronts with winds of up to 40kn have been crossed so far during the race. The approach to the northern waypoint on the Polar Circle continuous now in calmer waters. ----- With a western course, Jérémy Béyou FRA ('Charal') and Charlie Dahlin FRA ('Apivia') managed to overtake the previous leader Thomas Ruyant FRA ('LinkedOut') yesterday, who is now 30 miles behind the top duo. Samantha Davis GBR ('Initiatives Coeur'), who has moved up to fourth place, came up strongly as well. Boris Herrmann GER ('SeaExplorer') and Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER ('MASCF') follow 9 miles behind. The gaps between the Open 60s will shrink further, as the leading pack is currently sailing in a calm transition zone. ----- The Race-Tracker, die news and the videos.
Saturday evening, 14 teams participated in the Red-Eye-Night Regatta on Lake Bienne, an animated race in a good mountain breeze at the start slackening during the night. ----- The line honors went to the Asso of Patrick Rüfenacht YCB. In calculated time, Donald Hasler CVC with his X99 finished on top. ----- The results and the news.
Two years ago, Rolf Zwicky, the only regatta sailor, resigned from the Board, and now, Christoph Caviezel, responsible for Communication, will no longer stand for re-election in autumn. A successor is searched for by advertisement. The new Board, which started three years ago with much enthusiasm and promises, has not yet succeeded as planned. Above all, the number of members has decreased by almost 20%. It is not known whether there will be any further changes at the 2020 General Assembly where the full Board has to be reelected.