Today LIVE: 18 Footer - NSW Championship 2018 - Sydney AUS - Race 4
Today LIVE: 18 Footer - NSW Championship 2018 - Sydney AUS - Race 4

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News – Sunday, December 16, 2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018   

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 Support Sailing News ! Before the global yachtracing activity is heating up again over the yearend holiday season, we use today's 'rest day' to draw attention to our fundraising campaign. We finance our small budget with advertising revenues, the sale of our news to other websites as well as from our support campaign having run for 2 years .... which, unfortunately, is still not enough. However, the continuing high visitor numbers show that our services are well received worldwide. More than 50% of our readers come from Switzerland (With around 100,000 unique visits, we reach almost half of the estimated 200,000 active sailors in this country). 50% are international readers following the daily news in one of the three languages of our pages. We are convinced that many of them are willing to help us with a smaller (or larger) contribution ... in the form of a voluntary subscription fee.
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Sunday, December 16, 2018   

Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Final results

 Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Final results This Sunday morning UTC, Sail Melbourne is about to be terminated, an event, mostly sailed in good conditions with all classes having completed their programs.
In the 470 men, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS are the outstanding winners.
Maud Jayet SUI won two races today and missed the overall win in the Lasers Radial by 0,2 points only,
In the good-quality Finn fleet, Nicholas Heiner finished first ahead of Jake Lilley AUS and Andy Maloney NZL. The dominator of the class and Olympic Champion Giles Scott GBR had to content himself with rank 4.
All ranking lists and the event website. Videos, photos and the latest news have been posted on the event facebook page.
Sunday, December 16, 2018   

Laser - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Final results

This Sunday morning UTC, Sail Melbourne is about to be terminated, an event, mostly sailed in good conditions with all classes having completed their programs.
In the Lasers Standard, Matthew Wearn AUS moved finally on top of the rankings 2 points ahead of Thomas Saunders NZL. Sam Meech NZL finished 3rd.
In the Lasers Radial, Frazer Brew AUS on rank 1 kept a small 0,2 points' advantage on Maud Jayet SUI. On rank 3 followed Luke Cashmore NZL.
In the Lasers 4.7 , Brooke Wilson AUS won by a small margin on Daniel Costandini AUS. Evi Saunders AUS followed on rank 3.
All ranking lists and the event website. Videos, photos and the latest news have been posted on the event facebook page.
 
News – Saturday, December 15, 2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018   

Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 3

 Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 3 This morning UTC, the wind was absent in Melbourne and there are doubts, that later in the afternoon (local time), racing can be resumed. Here the video statement.
Yesterday, only a reduced program was held. A change must be noted in the Laser Radial rankings where the race winner Maud Jayet SUI was relegated on rank 4 with a time penalty. Her backlog on the new leader Mara Stransky AUS is only 1,2 points.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with updated news.
Saturday, December 15, 2018   

Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - Grand Prix - Vilamoura POR - Day 2

 Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - Grand Prix - Vilamoura POR - Day 2 Different sailing conditions prevailed on the second day of the Vilamoura GP with light winds, but just enough to complete another 3 races per fleet.
Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP remained on top of the 49ers despite of two bad results (16/31). Mitchell Kiss/Ian Barrows USA and Pawel Kolodszinski/Lukasz Przybytek POL follow at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3.
In the 49ersFX, Sophie Weguelin/Sophie Ainsworth GBR took the lead one point ahead of Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED.
In the Nacra 17, Rasmus Rosengren/Ida Svensson SWE are leading 2 points ahead of Lin Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with news and videos.
Saturday, December 15, 2018   

18 Footer - Supercup 2018 - Sydney AUS

 18 Footer - Supercup 2018 - Sydney AUS In addition to the 18-Footer New-South-Wales Championship underway these Sundays, a Supercup Regatta was organised yesterday on Sydney Harbour with celebrities, i.e. former JJGiltinan winners. Three races were held in rain and light winds. Winning two heats,the 6-times Giltinan Champions Trevor Barnabas AUS steering 'Smeg' was the first.
The news and the replay of the live coverage.
 
News – Friday, December 14, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018   (Image © Beau Outteridge)

Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 2

 Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 2 After some postponements, the first races were sailed this morning UTC in Melbourne.
The two small Nacra fleets have already completed their programs. In the Nacras 17. Tayla Rietman/Lachan White AUS are on the first place. In the Nacras 15, Dalton/Drew AUS and Cooley/Hancock AUS share the lead.
Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS won the first 470 race of the day and consolidated their lead.
The other Olympic classes did not yet finish their races.
The updated ranking lists will be available by noon.
The event facebook page with reports and videos.
Friday, December 14, 2018   

Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - Grand Prix - Vilamoura POR - Day 1

 Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - Grand Prix - Vilamoura POR - Day 1 Yesterday, the Olympic High-Performnce Classes began their Grand Prix in Vilamoura in the South of Portugal in good-quality fleets.
In fresh winds at the upper limit, Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP won all three races in the 49ers. Michael Kiss/Ian Barrows USA followed 4 points bewind on rank 2. Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI are on the excellent 3rd place among the 48 teams from 17 nations. Numerous teams refrained from starting due to the big breeze.
In the 49erFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED won both heats of the day. Sophie Weguelin/Sophie Ainsworth GBR and Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER followed on the ranks 2 and 3.
In the Nacras 17, Lin Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN are the interim's leaders after 2 races. Rosengren/Svensson SWE and Saxton/Aldridge GBR follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Friday, December 14, 2018   

Segelschule Hilterfingen - flexible education for the Offshore License

 Segelschule Hilterfingen - flexible education for the Offshore License The Segelschule Thunersee is not only active on the lake but also offering tailor-made education to pass the exam for the official Offshore License. Three separate moduls have been scheduled allowing everybody to fix appropriate dates in the 2019 calender to get the respective knowhow.
Here the details.
The first three enrollments earn either a pleasure trip on the Quant23 or a nostalgic journey on the 100-year-old 8m IJ 'Cupido'.
 
News – Thursday, December 13, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018   

Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1

 Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1 This morning UTC, "Sail Melbourne" started with the first races, an event no longer part of the Olympic Classes Worldcup, but nevertheless the most attended regatta down-under. Racing is still underway at press deadline this morning (6 a.m UTC), but the first results have been posted.
In the 470 men, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS won both heats of the day. First in the small 470 women fleet are Nia Jerwood/Monique Devries AUS and Frederike Löwe/Ana Markfort GER with the same number of points.
Sam Meech NZL leads after 2 races in the Lasers Standard ahead of Matthew Wearn UAS. In the Lasers Radial (M/W) , Maud Jayet SUI finished first in the opening race.
In the all-Australian Lasers 4.7, Daniel Costandi AUS is on top.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with first videos and photos.
Thursday, December 13, 2018   

Laser - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1

 Laser - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1 This morning UTC, "Sail Melbourne" started with the first race, an event no longer part of the Olympic Classes Worldcup, but nevertheless the most attended regatta down-under. Racing is still underway at press deadline this morning (6 a.m UTC), but the first results have been posted.
Sam Meech NZL leads after 2 races in the Lasers Standard ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS.
In the Lasers Radial (M/W) , Maud Jayet SUI finished first in the opening race.
In the all-Australian Lasers 4.7, Daniel Costandi AUS is on top.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with first videos and photos.
Thursday, December 13, 2018   (Image © Alexis Courcoux)

IMOCA Open 60 - a Class in progress !

 IMOCA Open 60 - a Class in progress  ! During the Paris Salon Nautique underway these days, the IMOCA Class held its Annual Meeting last Tuesday. The technical developments and especially the update with foils did bring much attention. The fact, that the 2021 Round-the-World-Race on Boats with Crews (i.e. the former Volvo Ocean Race) will be sailed on Open 60s, will attract a number of teams from non-French nations to the class.
The news.
 
News – Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018   

18 Footer - New South Wales Championship 2018 - Sydney AUS - Race 3

 18 Footer - New South Wales Championship 2018 - Sydney AUS - Race 3 Past Sunday, the very animated third race of the 18-Footer NSW Championship was held on Sydney Harbour in fresh winds. The leading skiffs sailed even twice - first 'Smeg' and then 'Noakesailing' - that opened the way for 'Asko Appliances' with James Dorron/Harry Bethwaite/Kyle Langford AUS to carry the victory home.
The results and the news. Here the link to the full-length livestream replay (3hrs 40min).
In the overall rankings after 3 of the 7 races, the leader is still 'Yandoo'.
 
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