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News – Friday, February 22, 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019   

Finn - International Week - Cannes FRA - Day 3

 Finn - International Week - Cannes FRA - Day 3 Fresher winds around 10-12kn prevailed yesterday at the Finn International Week in Cannes and again, two races were completed, both won by Deniss Karpak EST moving on top of the overall rankings at equal points with Andrij Husenko UKR. Another point behind follows Laurent Hay FRA on rank 3.
The ranking list.
Friday, February 22, 2019   

420, 470 - Carneval Race - San Remo ITA - Day 1

 420, 470 - Carneval Race - San Remo ITA - Day 1 The San Remo Carnival Race began yesterday in light winds with two races.
In the 470s, Demange/Lepoutre FRA have taken the lead 2 points ahead of Deniz Cinar/Ates Cinar TUR and Mantis/Kagialis GRE at equal points. Some favorites are behind afterr premature starts. 47 teams.
In the 420 women, Irene Calici/Petra Gregori ITA are first followed by Melina Pappa/Maria Tsamopoulo GRE. Hannah Lanzinger/Franziska Steinlein GER are on rank 3. 46 teams participate.
In the 420 Open, Sebastian Riquelme/Miguel Perez ESP are on top ahead of Giannoulis Lampis/Symeon Michalopoulos GRE.
The event facebook page with videos and links to the ranking lists. The event website was not accessible this morning UTC.
Friday, February 22, 2019   

Ice Sailing - DN Grand Masters Cup - Säkylä FIN - Final results

 Ice Sailing - DN Grand Masters Cup - Säkylä FIN - Final results Another four races were held yesterday to conclude the DN Grand Masters Cup in Finland in sun and moderate winds. Again, the winner of all heats was Jean-Claude Vuithier SUI, terminating the Championship as superior winner ahead of Mikael Pettersson FIN and Piotr Burczyinski POL. The successfull British Olympia coach David Hewlett GBR (Ian Percy, Ben Ainslie) followed on rank 6.
The ranking list and the event website.
Friday, February 22, 2019   

Ice Sailing - DN Goldcup 2019 - Indian Lake OH, USA - the ice breaks - an Onboard-Video !

We covered the DN Ice Sailing World Championship - the Gold Cup - in our news during the past week. Michal Burczynski POL grasped the title on a borrowed sled. Here a final report.
An incident happened in the run-up to the Championship when a competitor was stopped crashing the ice, all recorded with his helm camera. The pilot remained safe and hitch-hiked back sitting on the bow of another DN. The video.
 
News – Thursday, February 21, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019   

Finn -International Week - Cannes FRA - Day 2

 Finn -International Week - Cannes FRA - Day 2 Light winds prevailed on the second day of the Finn International Week in Cannes again yesterday allowing to held two races.
Finishing twice on top, Matisse Pacault FRA has taken the overall lead in front of Lauret Hay FRA 3 points behind. Andrij Husenko UKR descended on rank 3.
The ranking list.
Thursday, February 21, 2019   (Image © Graeme Robertson)

Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2019 - Nelson NZL - Final results

 Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2019 - Nelson NZL - Final results The Flying Dutchman World Championship in New Zealand was concluded yesterday with two races held in moderate winds around 10kn without changes on the podium. Szabolcs Maijtheny/Andras Domokos HUN were the premature World Champions. Kay-Uwe Lüdtke/Kai Schäfers GER and Kramer/Geelkerken NED completed the podium.
The final ranking list and the event website.
Thursday, February 21, 2019   

420, 470 - Carneval Race - San Remo ITA - Start today

 420, 470 - Carneval Race - San Remo ITA - Start today In San Remo ITA today, the Carneval-Race of the 420 and 470 classes with almost 100 teams from 14 nations in the 420 Open and 48 420 women teams on the starting line begins with big delegations from France, Germany and Switzerland. In the 470s, 52 teams from 18 nations participate, among them the reigning World Champions Peponnet/Mion FRA, the Olympia Medalists Patience/Grube GBR and Mantis/Kagialis GRE.
The event website.
Thursday, February 21, 2019   

Ice Sailing - DN Grand Masters Cup - Säkylä FIN - Day 2

 Ice Sailing - DN Grand Masters Cup - Säkylä FIN - Day 2 Neither results nor news are available about the 2nd day of the DN Ice Sailing Master Cup in Finland. After the three races of the opening day, Jean-Claude Vuithier SUI, 470 and Starboat Olympian, leads with 3 bullets ahead of Mikael Peterssen FIN and Philippe Cardis SUI.
The ranking list and the event website...hopefully with news during this morning.
Thursday, February 21, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2020 - the Paralympic Champion Damien Séguin FRA plans to participate

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2020 - the Paralympic Champion Damien Séguin FRA plans to participate At the last Route du Rhum in autumns 2018, Damien Séguin FRA finished on the remarkable 6th final rank. The four-times Paralympian (2x Gold and 1x Silver in the 2.4m keelboat) has been offshore racing for over 10 years. Last year, he migrated to the Open-60-class. Now, the main sponsor 'Apicil' decided to prolongate his support and Séguin can plan to participate in the Vendée Globe as first disabled sailor. Born with only one hand, he mastered all sailing challenges so far, and for the forthcoming round-the-world adventure, the only modification at the Open 60 will be a special glove to allow him to handle the winch with both arms.
Here his video interview about the project.
 
News – Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019   

Finn - International Week 2019 - Cannes FRA - Day 1

 Finn - International Week 2019 - Cannes FRA - Day 1 Light winds prevailed yesterday on the opening day of the Finn International Week in Cannes FRA, allowing to complete two races in decreasing winds.
With the ranks 5 and 3, Kristian Sjöberg FIN is the first leader one point ahead of Andrji Husenko UKR. Deniss Karpak EST is on the 3rd place. 47 participants from 14 nations.
The results.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019   (Image © Graeme Robertson)

Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2019 - Nelson NZL - Day 5

 Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2019 - Nelson NZL - Day 5 Three races were held this morning UTC after the lay day at the FD World Championship in New Zealand. Thanks to the day ranks 2/1/1, Szabocs Maijtheny/Andras Domokos HUN are the premature Champions before the two final races of tomorrow. Kai-Uwe Lüdtke/Kay Schäfers GER defended their 2nd place ahead of Enno Kramer/Ard Geelkerken NED.
The results.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019   

Ice Sailing - DN Grand Master Cup - Säkylä FIN - Day 1

 Ice Sailing - DN Grand Master Cup - Säkylä FIN - Day 1 Yesterday, the age-50-plus Masters Cup of the Icesailors began in Finland with 3 races completed. Unfortunterly, the ranking list posted is hardly legible, but ean-Claude Vuithier SUI seems to have taken the lead. Already at the Europeans held last week, the triple Olympian was by far the best-ranked Master finishing 15th overall.
The DN website.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019   

RORC Caribbean 600 - Antigua ANT - a new record for 'Maserati'

 RORC Caribbean 600 - Antigua ANT - a new record for 'Maserati' Fresh winds prevailed on Antigua last Monday at the start of the 600-mile-race around a number of Caribbean islands. Here the video of the start. Among the participants was 'Argo', the MOD-70-catamaran of Jason Carroll USA after her capsize a few days ago, with François Gabart FRA as special guest.
His multihull 'Argo' and the MOD-70 'Maserati' of Giovanni Soldini ITA fighted neck and neck and the Italians had finally the upper hand winning in the new record time of 1 day, 6 hours and 49 minutes with a 7 minutes' advantage on 'Argo'. In the monohulls, the VOR70 'Wizard', steered by Charlie Enright USA finished first.
The news and the ranking lists. The majority of the fleet is still underway.
 
News – Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019   

Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2019 - Nelson NZL - Day 4

 Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2019 - Nelson NZL - Day 4 Lay day at the FD World Championship in New Zealand after three days' racing with two heats per day. In the mostly fresh breeze, the experienced teams came out on top. Leaders are the multiple World Champions Szabolcs Majitheny/Andras Domokos HUN ahead of Kai-Uwe Lüdtke/Kay Schäfers GER.
The ranking list and the report of yesterday. Three more races are on the program.
 
News – Monday, February 18, 2019
Monday, February 18, 2019   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Grand Prix, Act 2 - Vilamoura POR - Final results

 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Grand Prix, Act 2 - Vilamoura POR - Final results The Portugal Grand Prix in Vilamoura POR for Olympic High-Performance Classes was concluded yesterday again in fresh winds.
Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP finished first in the 49ers 5 points ahead of James Peters/Fynn Sterritt GBR. Justus Schmidt/Max Böhme GER followed on the 3rd place.
In the 49ersFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED are the winners ahead of Ida Baad-Nielsen/Marie Thusgaard DEN and Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR.
The leaders in the Nacra-17, Quentin Delapierre/Manon Audinet FRA, did not compete in yesterday's regattas, and Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR moved up on rank 1. Paul Kohlhoff/Alicia Stuhlemmer GER and Rupert White/Kirstie Urwin GBR followed on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Monday, February 18, 2019   

Optimist - International Trophy - Palamos ESP - Final results

The Palamos Optimist International Trophy was concluded yesterday with another three races.
Martin Atilla LAT was defeated for the first time, but with the big advantage from the qualification races, he defended the first position by a small margin. Maayan Shemesh ISR, the best girl, advanced on rank 2 at equal points with the winner. Sebastian Kempe BER followed on the 3rd position. With Leon Jost GER on rank 6, Caspar Ilgenstein GER as9th and Carl Krause GER as 10th, Germany won the Nations Cup.
The results and the daily news.
Monday, February 18, 2019   

Laser - Italia-Cup 2019, Act 1 - Andora ITA - Final results

 Laser - Italia-Cup 2019, Act 1 - Andora ITA - Final results No racing at the Italian Ligurian Coast yesterday as the wind was missing. Five races have been completed at the Laser Italia Cup and Niccolo Nordera ITA is the winner in the Lasers 4.7 (178 boats). In the Radials, Matteo Paulon ITA is first ahead of Matisse Pacaud FRA and Andrea Crisi ITA (153 participants). An Italian victory with Giacomo Musone ITA can be noted in the Lasers Standard (54 starters).
All results and the final report (in Italian).
Monday, February 18, 2019   

Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2019 - Nelson NZL - Day 3

 Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2019 - Nelson NZL - Day 3 The two races of today at the FD Worlds in New Zealand have already been completed this morning UTC in a good 15 to 18 kn breeze. Leaders after 6 races held are the favorites Majitheny/Domokos HUN 5 points ahead of Lüdtke/Schäfers GER. Kramer/Geelkerken NED follow on rank 3. 41 teams from 10 nations and 3 continents participate.
The results.
Monday, February 18, 2019   (Image © Laura Carau)

29er, 420 - Eurocup 2019 - El Balis ESP - Final results

 29er, 420 - Eurocup 2019 - El Balis ESP - Final results No racing on the final day of the first 29er Eurocup of the year. After 8 races, Enrique Urios/Filippo Binetti ESP are the winners ahead of Aristide Girou/Noah Chauvin FRA. Ville Korhonen/Edvard Bremer FIN follow on rank 3.
In the 420s, Lucas and Teo Pares ESP are on top after 3 races ahead of Florian Krauss/Jannis Suemmchen GER.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Monday, February 18, 2019   

Ice-Sailing - DN Gold Cup - Indian Lake OH, USA - Day 1

 Ice-Sailing - DN Gold Cup - Indian Lake OH, USA - Day 1 The DN Icesailing Gold-Cup began yesterday in Ohio with two races, and again, the Polish pilots dominated inspite of the fact, that they started with loaned equipment, as their sleds did not arrive on time.
Michal Burczynski POL leads 6 points ahead of Jarek Radzki POL. Holger Petzke GER is 3rd, Ron Sherry USA folllows on 4th. Anja Fiedler GER, rank 16, is the best woman.
The ranking list and the event website.
 
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