Yesterday, the bulk of the Mini-Transat fleet arrived at the port of call Las Palmas / Gran Canaria ESP. This morning UTC 10 Series Minis and Proto were still underway. ----- The race tracker with results and the news. ----- The start to leg two across the Antlantic Ocean to the Caribbeans will be given on November 2.
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News – Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Yesterday, the Quarterfinals were sailed in Shanghai, and today, Wednesday, the Semfinals were held already. At 6h a.m UTC, the best four are on the water for the Finals. ----- Claire Leroy FRA leads 2-0 over Johanna Bergquist for victory, and in the Petite Final between Celia Willison NZL and Clare Costanzo AUS, the interim result is the same. The final ranking list will be available during the morning UTC. ----- The results and the news.
Daniela Moroz USA won the Women Kitefoil Racing Gold defeating Julia Damasiewicz POL. Elena Kalinina RUS secured Bronze. ----- Organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), 97 countries are at the first ever 2019 competition which features 14 disciplines in 13 sports, all non-Olympic events different from the Tokyo 2020 program and are gender equal. ----- The news and the results. ----- Today Wednesday, the Men will held the semi-finals. With Nicolas Parlier FRA and Florian Gruber GER already through, the 12 highest qualifying competitors from the opening series races will battle it out for two remaining places in the final.
News – Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Axel Tréhin FRA in the Protos and Ambrogio Beccaria ITA in the Series Minis are the winners of leg 1 of the 2019 Mini Transat. ----- Mathieu Gobet SUI on an old Series Mini was just about to finish the race this morning UTC on rank 26. ----- 12 Protos and 22 Series Minis - one third of the fleet - completed the race so far. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Dominant a prominent winner of the 53rd edition of the Trofeo d'Amicizia on Lake Garda was Torvar Mirsky AUS with Peter O'Leary IRL as crew winning four of the five races held. Luca Modena/Sergio Lambertenghi ITA followed on rank 2. ----- 18 teams from 6 nations participated. Fresh Peler (Northwind) early in the morning and a moderate Ora (Southwind) in the afternoon provided for ideal racing conditions. ----- The results and reports on the Swiss Star Class website.
The 2019/20 Australian 18-Footer League on Sydney Harbour was kicked off last Sunday with new boats and new teams. Winner of race 1 in the Spring Series, sailed in light winds, was 'Noakesailing' with Sean Langman/Ed Powys/Nathan Edwards AUS 32sec ahead of 'Kitchenmaker' with Jordan Girdis/Lachlan Doyle/Tom Quigley AUS. During the whole summer, 18-Footer racing with spectator boats and betting activities is an important entertainment in the Australian metropole. The news, the ranking list and the video replay of the live coverage.
The pairings completed after the Repechage yesterday, the Quarterfinals are being sailed this morning UTC in Shanghai CHN, and Johanna Bergquist SWE is already qualified for the Semifinal after defeating Margot Vennin FRA 3-0. In a second Quarterfinal, Claire Constanzo AUS leads 2-1 over Margot Riou FRA. Celia Willison NZL vs Lea Richter DEN and Pauline Courtois FRA vs Ekaterina Chaschchina RUS are the other matches. ----- The results and the daily news.
News – Monday, October 14, 2019
Against all odds, the winner of the Mini Transat leg one in Las Palmas/Canary Islands ESP this morning 4.30 hrs UTC was Axel Trehin FRA on his Protos overtaking the previous clear leader François Jambou FRA in the very last moment and crossing the finish line with a 6 minute margin. On rank 3 followed Tanguy Bouroullec FRA 30 min behind. Marie Gendron FRA will arrive shortly as 4th. ----- Already in Las Palmas are meanwhile also the first Series Minis with Ambrogio Beccaria ITA as winner and Félix De Navacelle FRA and Mathieu Vincent FRA on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- The Race-Tracker und die news.
The 80-Foot-Maxi 'Way of life' with the two-times Finn Olympian Gasper Vincec SLO steering finished first in front of the Open 60 'Shining' of Milos Radonijc CRO and the RC44 of Iztok Krumpt CRO. ----- Very light winds of 3kn max prevailed during the 51st edition of the Barcolana in Trieste ITA with only 1076 teams finishing the shortened race. ----- The ranking list, the news and the event facebook page.
On the ranks 1 to 4 and qualified for the Quarter Final at the end of the Round Robin in Shanghai CHN are Pauline Courtois FRA (10-1), Johanna Bergquist SWE (9-2), Celia Wilson NZL (9-2) and Margot Riou FRA (8-3). The ranked 5th to 10th will sail the Repechage today for the remaining four Quarter Final places. ----- Light winds prevailed yesterday. ----- The results and the news.
The 5.5 metres underway since last Friday and the Dragons joining the competition on Saturday sailed the Autumn Trophies on Lake Thoune. Dieter Schön/Markus Wieser/Thomas Auracher GER finished on top after 5 races in the 5.5m ahead of Heinz Saurer TYC and Beat Aebischer RCO. In the Dragons, Jürg Wittwer TYC and his team were the winners after 2 races. The ranking lists.
Good fleets with three races each participated in the Annual Championship Final on Lake Geneva over the past weekend. Valentin Bovey CNP and his team finished first in the Surprise ahead of Emanuel Müller YCB and Victor Casas CNV. In the Grand Surprise, Bernard Borter CVV was on top ahead of Bernard Schopfer SNG. The ranking lists.
Winner after four races at the Dolphin Criterium on Lake Neuchâtel over the past weekend was Lorenz Müller YCB one point ahead of Tom Studer CVN. 12 teams participated. The results.
News – Sunday, October 13, 2019
Gianluca Perego ITA with Carlo Fracassoli ITA as helmsman defended his leader position in the final two races of the Melges 24 Worlds on Sardinia yesterday, earning the second title after 2017. Bruce Ayres USA advanced on rank 2. Andrea Pozzi ITA and his team completed the podium. ----- The results and the news.
The 84 Minis still racing progress very slowly direction port of call Las Palmas on Gran Canaria ESP. François Jambou FRA will cross the finish line with his Proto this afternoon as winner. 62nm were left this morning UTC. His advantage on Tanguy Bouroullec FRA was 30nm. ----- In the Series Minis, the situation remains open with Ambrogio Beccaria ITA 15nm ahead of Félix De Navacelle FRA and 130nm left to Las Palmas. ----- The race tracker and the news
After the final two races of the Snipe World Championship in Brazil yesterday, Henrique Haddad BRA, former 470 Olympian, with Gustavo Nascimento BRA as crew, moved up on rank 1 and grasped the Champions title. Only one point behind follow Alexandre Paradeda/Gabriel Kieling BRA on rank 2. Damian Camps/Jordi Triay ESP had to content themselves with rank 3. ----- The results and the final report.
At 9.30 UTC in Trieste ITA this morning, the start to the Barcolana with over 2'000 boats on the starting line will be given. Among the prominent starter this year are Dee Caffari GBR and Sally Barkow USA. The wind however will most probably be absent according to the forecast. A preview. ----- For one week now, supporting acts to the Barcolana have been underway. Among other events, the new Olympic discipline Mixed Offshore was on the program. Seven national teams (AUT, BEL, FRA, AUS, ESP, USA, ITA) sailed on the new L30 yachts with Lisa Berger/Christian Kargl AUT as winner. The news. A ranking list was not posted. ----- The event website.
Act 3 of the International Women Matchrace Circuit in Shanghai began with a flawless day one for the World Ranking number one Pauline Courtois FRA winning all five races. Johanna Bergquist SWE and Margot Vennin FRA follow behind with 3-0 scores. ------ The news with results.
News – Saturday, October 12, 2019
The situation on top of the rankings at the Melges 24 World on Sardinia ITA is fully open before the last three races to be held today Saturday with Gianluca Perego (helmsman Carlo Fracassoli ITA) on first, one point ahead of Andrea Pozzi ITA on 2nd and Bruce Ayers USA, another 2 points back on 3rd. ----- Three races were held yesterday in a moderate seabreeze. ----- The results and the daily news.
With 140nm left to the finish of leg one on the Canaries, François Jambou FRA is leading in the Protos 23nm ahead of Tanguy Bouroullec FRA. Axel Tréhin FRA on rank 3 has a 35nm backlog. ----- In the Series Minis, Ambrogio Beccaria ITA was loosing mileage during the past 24hrs and his advantage on Felix De Navacelle FRA was down on 3nm this morning UTC. ----- Light winds are prevailing slowing the fleet down along the coast of Morocco. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Jens Christensen DEN and his team defended the lead at the Dragon Anniversary Regatta off San Remo ITA in the two races held yesterday. Pieter Heerema NED followed 7 points behind. Christian Wieland GER won a race and advanced on the 3rd place. ----- Moderate 10 to 12 kn winds prevailed on the final day of the Jubilee event. ----- All ranking lists and the news.
Leader change again at the Snipe Worlds in Brazilia with Damian Camps/Jordi Triay ESP one point ahead of the previous first Henrique Haddad/Gustavo Nascimento BRA before the final two races of today. Mario Jesus/Gabriel Borges BRA on 3rd are already 9 points behind. ----- Moderate winds around 12kn prevailed yesterday and the discard became effective after the two races sailed. ----- The results and the daily news.
Winning the European Match Race Tour Final last week, Eric Monnin SUI reclaimed the top of the Match Race World Rankings ahead of Nick Egnot-Johnson NZL and Ian Williams GBR on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- In the Women Rankings, Pauline Courtois FRA keeps rank 1. Alexa Bezel SUI is now on the 20th place. ----- The ranking lists.