In Enoshima the races of the day are over, the skiffs, the windsurfers and the Nacra 17 have finished their qualifications for tomorrow's Medal Races. But the first medal lists are already fixed: Yunxiu Lu CHN leads the RS:X-Windsurferinnen by 17 points and has a medal for sure. Katy Spychakov ISR could overtake her theoretically as the only one. There will probably be a Chinese victory at the RS:X-Windsurfer as well, the lead of Mengfan Gao CHN is 16 points. In the Nacra-17-Catamarans Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA are only 2 points ahead of John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR. In 49er the Olympic champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL lead with 13 points. In 49erFX Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA moved up to one point to the leading Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR. All rankings.
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News – Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The 470s, Laser and Finns will be sailing their last qualifying regattas tomorrow, the battle for the top ten is coming to a head. In the 470 men[URL] Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS lead only 3 points ahead of Anton Dahlberg/Frederik Bergström SWE. Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN are still leading the [URL=tokyo2020.org/en/special/readysteadytokyo/sailing/data/Women's_One_Person_Dinghy-470_as_of_20_AUG_at_1426.pdf]470 women. In the Laser Standard Jesper Stalheim SWE was able to defend his 1st place. In the Laser Radial Emma Plaesschart BEL held its position as number 1. In the Finn Berecz Zsombor HUN increased his lead to 16 points. All rankings.
Racing has been underway in Japan this morning UTC with the Windsurfers, Nacra 17 and 49er Skiffs concluding the qualifications for the Medal Races of tomorrow. The conditions are similar to yesterday with an initial 10kn wind increasing to 18kn during the day. ----- The preview. The updated results will be posted during this morning UTC on the event website.
Good sailing conditions with an up to 15kn breeze prevailed yesterday in Japan, but the challenging courses tactically difficult and some surprises occurred. ----- In the 470 men, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS extended their lead on 5 points. ----- In the 470 women, Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN have taken the lead. ----- As best of the day, Beresz Zsombor HUN moved up on first in the Finns. Finishing 3/2/2, Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL were the best in the 49ers. ----- In the 49ersFX, Charlotte Dobson/Sakia Tidey GBR increased their point advantage. 4 races were held by the Nacras 17 with Rugero Tia/Caterina Banti ITA on 1st controlling the fleet. ----- Yunxiu Lu CHN has now an 11 point lead in the RS:X women. ----- Chinese lead in the RS:X mden as well with Mengfan Gao CHN on top. ----- See separate news text below for the Lasers. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Sailing three races yesterday, the Laser catched up with the program. ----- As best of the day with the ranks 2/3/2, Jesper Stalheim SWE took the lead in the Lasers Standard, 9 points ahead of Sam Meech NZL. New on rank 3 is Matthew Wearn AUS. ----- Leader change in the Laser Radial, with Emma Plaesschart BEL, best of the day, on top. Sarah Douglas CAN advanced on rank 2. Maria Erdi HUN dropped on rank 3. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
The Laser 4.7 Youth World Championship in Kingston CAN began yesterday with three races for the Boys fleet (split in two groups) and two races for the Girls. -----With three bullets in his group, Roko Stipanovic CRO took the lead in the Boys, Derin Baytur TUR and Dmitry Golovkin RUS follow tied on the ranks 2 and 3. 118 participants. ----- Marilena Makri CYP is first in the Girls with two race wins. Sara Savelli ITA finished twice on 2nd. Anja Von Allmen SUI follows on 3rd. 60 entrants. ----- All ranking lists and the event website.
In Hankö NOR, the Norvegian Finn National Championship was held with Christoph Burger SUI and Anthony Nossiter AUS. Racing was inhibited on Saturday due to too strong winds. On Sunday, 4 races were sailed with Burger and Nossiter with identical race results. As winner of the final race, Christoph Burger SUI was crowned Champion. 15 participants from 4 nations. ----- The results (PDF) and the report of Christoph Burger.
On the past weekend, the Final of the inaugural E-Sailing Swiss Championship was held in Brunnen, but only 7 of the 12 qualifiers participated in this public show event. Winner was Arnaud Simonet ahead of Oliver Weber and Arno Schneider SUI on the ranks 2 and 3. ------ The news with results.
On the past Saturday, 14 two-person teams participated in the 'Double' of Pully. Valérie Savoy/Antoine Costa CVL finished first. The ranking list.
Last Saturday, a good fleet participated in the Galérienne on Lake Neuchâtel. Winner after 2 races was Jean-Jacques Cunier BT with his Fareast 28R in the unmeasured-boat class. In the TCFX, 1+2 rankings, Romain Walt CVN with his Esse 850 finished first, in the der TCF 3+4-rankings, André Bechler WSCM with his Brenta 30 was on rank 1. The ranking lists.
News – Monday, August 19, 2019
Racing is already underway this morning UTC and the RS:X windsurfers have completed their program. ----- Leader change in the RS:X men with Mengfan Gao CHN new on rank 1. Thomas Goyard FRA on 2nd is 4, Mattia Camboni ITA as 3rd 5 points behind. ----- In the RS:X women, Yunxiu Lu CHN extended her lead on 12 points. Katy Spychakow ISR is on rank 2, Charline Picon FRA follows on 3rd 2 more points back. ----- The wind forecast is not very favorable. By noon, more results may be available on the event website. The media coverage by World Sailing for an event of this importance does not meet the minimum standards by far !
Racing is already underway this morning UTC and the RS:X windsurfers have already completed their program. ----- Leader change in the RS:X men with Mengfan Gao CHN new on rank 1. Thomas Goyard FRA on 2nd is 4, Mattia Camboni ITA as 3rd 5 points behind. Matteo Sanz-Lanz SUI moved up on rank 8 with a race win today. ----- KIn the RS:X women, Yunxiu Lu CHN extended her lead on 12 points. Katy Spychakow ISR is on rank 2, Charline Picon FRA follows on 3rd 2 more points back. ----- The wind forecast is not very favorable. By noon, more results may be available on the event website. The media coverage by World Sailing for event of this importance does not meet the minimum standards by far !
After the rough, windy opening day, light winds prevailed yesterday Sunday in Japan and only a reduced program could be held. ----- Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Jolanta Ogar POL won the only 470 women race and advanced on rank 1. ----- Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP defended their lead in the 470 men. ----- After the two races yesterday, Przybytek/Kolodzinski POL moved on rank 1 in the 49ers. ----- Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR defended their first place in the 49ersFX. ----- Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA extended their lead in the Nacra 17 on 7 points. ----- In the Finns, the Olympic Champion Giles Scott GBR is new on top. ------ Yunxiu Lu CHN won also the light wind race and here overall lead in the RS:X women after two days is already 11 points. ----- No change in the RS:X me with Thomas Goyard FRA remaining on rank 1. ----- Laser result see separate news below. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
The light winds yesterday at the Olympic Test Event in Japan allowed for only one race in the Lasers. ----- In the Lasers Standard, the World Champions Pavlos Kontides CYP won the only race and moved up on rank 5. Sam Meech NZL, only 15th, defended his first position overall. Hermman Tomasgaard NOR advanced on rank 2. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA reamained 3rd. ----- No change on top of the Lasers Radial: The leading three women sailed all their discard result and Maria Erdi HUN remains on the first place ahead of Marit Bouwmeester NED and Anne-Marie Rindom DEN. Winner of the day was Viktoria Andrulyte LTU. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
After the windy opening days with medium results, the Swiss improved yesterday in lighter winds. ---- Finishing 2nd in the only race of the day, Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI moved up on rank 11 in the RS:X men windsurfers. After the flopped first day - two blackflag disqualifications - Maud Jayet SUI came back in the Lasers Radial with a 4th race rank, bringing her on rank 31 among the 40 starters. ----- 4th was the result also for Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI in the 470 women, but they were disqualified for a premature start. ----- Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI remain on rank 16 in the 470 men. ----- Rank 4 also for Nils Theunick SUI in the Finns lifting him on rank 5 overall. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Eliot Merceron SUI progressed on rank 16. Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI in the 49ers however lost 4 places and dropped on rank 11 overall. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Perfect sailing conditions on Lake St-Moritz also on the closing day of the Champions League Final allowing to complete the last qualifications flight and the Final races with the best four Club Teams. ----- With two race wins, the team of the Sydney Royal Yacht Squadron with David Chapman AUS - invited with a wildcard - celebrated the victory over the 23 European teams representing their Clubs at the 2019 Challenge League Final. The Norddeutsche Regatta Verein (Hamburg GER) with Tobias Schadewald GER and the Kalövig Badelaug (Aarhus DEN) mit Lars Vilhelmsen DEN completed the podium. -----The SV Kreuzlingen with Tom Rüegge SUI finished the competition as best Swiss on rank 6. The RC Oberhofen with Stefan Seger SUI and the CN Versoix with Victor Casas SUI followed on the ranks 12 and 13. ----- The final ranking list, the news and the full-length video of the final day.
The British A-Cat National Championship, a tune-up race to the A-Cat World Championship to begin next Saturday at the same venue, was initiated yesterday, but the wind was to strong to race. ----- The news. Both Championships are being held in the two categories Foiling and Classic. 53 Cats from 14 nations are on the entry list of the British Nationals, among them the Worlds favorites Mischa Hemskeerk NED and Steve Brewin AUS.
No wind on Saturday and Sunday at the Match Race Youth World Championship in Ekaterinburg in Central Russia. Only half of Round Robin II could be completed. ----- The Youth Worlds title after this shortened Championshi went to the overall leader Tom Grimes AUS and his team with Nick Egnot-Johnson NZL taking Silver and Jeppe Borch DEN earning Bronze. ----- The ranking list.
The J/70 Swiss Championship on Lake Thoune was concluded yesterday with two races, that made everything clear on top of the rankings as the tied leading team of Patrick Zaugg/Chris Rast/Pavel Tolonen/Vincenz Unkel TYC (i.e. Melges-24 World Champions 2015) added the rank 1 and 3 on their results sheet and clearly won ahead of Lorenz Kausche BT and Julian Flessati RCB. The co-leading youngster Nick Zeltner had to content himself with rank 4. ----- The final ranking list.
Good sailing conditions prevailed on the Lower Lake Constance off Steckborn and 6 races per fleet could be held over the past weekend. ----- Winner in the Lasers Radial was Maxime Thommen YCZ with 5 bullets ahead of Niklas Ill GER and Elias Fausser GER. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Martin Essig SCM finished first ahead of Thomas Zimmermann YCH and Beat Heinz DIRT. ----- The Laser 4.7 did not participate as a delegation of 11 sailors is at the Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds in Canada. ----- The ranking lists.
News on results of the events having taken place on Swiss lakes will follow tomorrow Tuesday provided the information will be made available by the organisers.
News – Sunday, August 18, 2019
After the two or three races per class on the opening day of the Olympic test event in Enoshima JPN in a fresh wind around 20kn and big waves, the sailing conditions today Sunday are moderate with a 10kn breeze this morning UTC. Racing has been underway already and in most classes, the favorites have taken the command. Updated results should be available by noon, provided the organiser succeed to run the IT system. ----- In the 470s, Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP are on top of the Men rankings, and Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN lead in the Women. In the Finns, Zsombor Beresz HUN and Nicholas Heiner NED share the lead. In the RS:X windsurfers, Thomas Goyard FRA in the Men and Yunxiu Lu CHN in the Women are on the ranks 1. Finishing 2 of the 3 heats on top, Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL are the clear leaders in the 49ers, as did Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR with 2 bullets in 3 heats in the 49ersFX as well. Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA hold the first place in the Nacra 17. See separate news below for Laser results. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Yesterday, the Olympic Test Event in Enoshima JPN began with two races held in a fresh 15-20kn wind and big waves. ----- Finishing on the ranks 1 and 2, Sam Meech NZL took the lead in the Laser Standard ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS and Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA. The Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS follows on rank 6, Robert Scheidt BRA in on 7th. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Maria Erdi HUN, ranks 1 and 2 as well, is on top. The Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED on 2nd is already 5 points behind. With Anne-Marie Rindom DEN and Allison Young GBR, two other favorites follow on the ranks 3 and 4. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
The opening day of the Olympic Test Event in Enoshima JPN with a fresh 20kn breeze and big waves was rather disappointing for some in the Swiss team. Only Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI in the 49ers kept the pace staying on rank 7 after 3 racese and also Nils Theuninck SUI is on the good 9th place in the Finns. Remarkable also the performance of the windsurfer Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI. As light-wind specialist, he finished 14th is the RS:X windsurfers. For the remaining days, lighter winds have been forecast. This would also enjoy Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI in the 470 women on rank 16 after two races. Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI are on rank 15 in the 470 men. A real black day had Maud Jayet SUI in the Laser Radial: After two premature start disqualifications, she is at the very end of the rankings. Eliot Merceron SUI is on rank 23 in the Lasers Standard. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Good Maloja wind conditions prevailed again on Lake St-Moritz yesterday allowing to complete 4 rounds. Today, another 3 rounds are on the program, leading to the start of the Final with the best four Club teams at 13.30 UTC. ----- Kalövig Badelaug (Aarhus DEN) with Lars Vilhelmsen DEN reclaimed rank 1 ahead of the Norddeutsche RV (Hamburg GER) with Tobias Schadewaldt GER moving up on rank 2 with 3 race wins. ----- The results, the event website and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
Some changes on top of the rankings at the Melges 24 North American Championship after the two races of yesterday. 'Zingara' of Richard Reid CAN clearly defended his lead with an 11-point lead. 'Lucky Dog/Gill Race Team' of Travis Weisleder was best of the day winning both races and moving up the leaderboard to second place overall. 'MiKEY' of Kevin Welch/Jeff Madrigali USA finishing twice on 2nd advanced on third overall. 'Sunnyvale' of Fraser McMillan CAN, twice on 3rd, is 4th overall and best Corinthian. ----- The results and the report .
No wind, no racing at the J/70 Swiss Championship on Lake Thoune yesterday. Nick Zeltner RCO and Patrick Zaugg TYC stay on top after 7 races. ----- A very hot summer Sunday is ahead today, and it remains to be seen, whether the thermal breeze will fill in time to allow for some more races. ----- The ranking list.
News – Saturday, August 17, 2019
The races of the day in Enoshima are over. With 15-18kn wind, big waves and hot temperatures two races could be sailed in all classes. Apparently there are technical problems on the Event-Website, no results are available yet. Only the Finn class is represented on site by its own journalist: In Finn Berecz Zsombor HUN leads ahead of Nicholas Heiner NED. Nils Theuninck SUI follows on rank 9 of the 22 participants. The report including the results (top 10) and a video.
Racing commences today at Ready Steady Toyko - Sailing with 355 athletes from 47 nations. The Swiss Team is represented with all Olympia candidates. ----- No results and informations are available this morning at press deadline. First results will be available around noon on the event website. With Typhoon Krosa passing through the island yesterday, today will see extropical cyclone conditions, with relatively strong south-southwesterly winds and waves gradually decreasing throughout the day.----- The official preview and the report of the Swiss Team.
Great Maloja winds came in on Lake St. Moritz in the early afternoon, bringing plenty of action directly in front of the spectator grandstand at the 2019 Champions League Final and major changes occurred during the five flights of the day. ----- New on top is the Kongelig Dansk YC (Copenhagen) with Henrik Jensen DEN one point ahead of the tied PIRogovo with Vladimir Lipavsky RUS and the first-time Australian participant Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (Sydney) of David Chapman AUS showing Europe that the spirit of league sailing surely arrived in Oceania. Another two points back follows the Kalovig Badelaug (Aarhus) with Lars Vilhelmsen DEN, while the day one leader VSa Wannsee (Berlin) with Tim Elsner GER dropped on the 5th place, 5 points behind the podium, tied with the best Swiss team of the SV Kreuzlingen with Thomas Rüegge SUI on rank 6. ----- The results , the event website and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
Todays races can be followed live on www.sailing-news.com beginning at 12h CET.
Todays races can be followed live on www.sailing-news.com beginning at 12h CET.
The ORC European Championship was concluded yesterday in Sweden after 5 races in all three classes. ----- Erik Barth DEN, Swan 45 finished first in the ORC-A-rankings. In the ORC-B-rankings, Axel Seehafer GER on an X-41 won the title. In the ORC-C-rankings, with 37 teams the largest class, Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN on a J/112 was on the first place. ----- All teams came from around the Baltic Sea. ----- All results, the event facebook page and the event website.
Three races were completed yesterday at the J/70 Swiss Championship in a variable, partly shifty 2-3bft wind. ----- The leading teams of opening day had at least one two-digit result, but the discarded result helped to structurise the overall result in favour of the tied duo in the lead: Nick Zeltner RCO and Patrick Zaugg TYC (with Chris Rast) with their teams are the clear leaders 7 respectively 8 points ahead of Tom Studer CVN and Julian Flessati RCB on the ranks 3 and 4. ----- The ranking list after 7 races. 12 races are on the program until Sunday, August 18.
News – Friday, August 16, 2019
After the three races of yesterday at the Tempest Worlds on Lake Tegern, Markus Wieser/Thomas Auracher GER, ranks 1/2/3, extended their lead on 4 points. Best of the day, Werner Fritz/Herbert Kujan GER (1/2/2) advanced on rank 2. ----- The ranking list.
The Matchrace Youth World Championship has been underway in Russia since Wednesday and yesterday, Round Robin I was concluded with Tom Grimes AUS as dominating winner with a 10-1 score. Jeppe Borch DEN and Nick Egnot-Johnson NZL followed on the ranks 2 and 3 with an 8-3 standing each. In the first duels of Round Robin II, the leading team kept on winning. ----- The results and the daily news.
A solid 15-20 Ora prevailed on the opening day at the 2019 Kona One Worlds on Lake Garda and after four races, Bjorn Holm SWE took the lead one point ahead of Alex Temko USA, defending champion, and another two points behind Tim Aagesen (DEN). ----- The event will last until Sunday August 18. ----- The results and the event website.
Presidential elections at World Sailing taking place every four years will be held in November 2020 and Gerardo Seeliger ESP, an experienced Olympian, sailing official and business man, has decided to challenge the now President Kim Andersen DEN. The growing dissatisfaction with Governance of the International Sailing Federation, especially the selection of Olympic events and the financial mis-management, have lead Seeliger to stand for President of World Sailing in the 2020 elections. Finn-Olympian in 1972, still active in the Finn Masters scene, he intends to run the Federation bottom-up for the good of the sport according to the needs of clubs, classes and sailors. Here his announcement letter.
Best Lake Thoune conditions prevailed on the opening day of the J/70 Swiss Championship allowing to complete 4 races. With a solid row of top results, Tom Studer CVN and his team took the overall lead 2 points ahead of Julian Flessati RCB and Nick Zeltner RCO. At equal points on rank 4 and 5 are Patrick Zaugg TYC (with Chris Rast RCO) and David Erismann YCL. ----- The results.