On a sunny Friday, the last qualification series races were held in a light 5-6kn breeze and temperatures in the mid-70s. The 470s and Lasers Radial completed one, the Finns two races. There was no racing for the Lasers or RS:X fleets. Today, the Medal Races are on the program. ----- The situation in the 470 Men is fully open with Belcher/Ryan AUS and Okada/Hokazono JPN on top at equal points and Dahlberg/Bergström SWE (3 points back) and Xammar/Rodriguez ESP (4 points back) fighting for the Medals in the double-point-no-discard race. Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI finished the competition on rank 16. ----- In the 470 Women, Lecointre/Retornaz FRA have a safe 9 point lead on Bozi/Klonaridou GRE before the Medal Race with the ranks 2 to 5 separated by 4 points only. ----- In the Finns, the overall winner is Caleb Paine USA 23 points ahead of Luke Muller USA. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Francisco Guaragna ARG kept a 6 point advance on Stefano Peschiera PER. ----- In the Lasers Radial, the fight for rank 1 is tight with Erika Reineke USA now only 2 points ahead of Vasileia Karachaliou GRE. With a 5 point backlog, Matilda Talluri ITA remains in the race for victory. ----- 11 points is the advantage of Pedro Pacual USA in the RS:X men windsurfers. ----- In the RS:X women windsurfers, Demita Vega De Lille MEX remains on top still 3 points ahead of Megumi Komine JPN. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news. ----- The Medal Races can be followed live this afternoon as from 14h UTC.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, January 25, 2020
The Qualification Series at the Torrevieja Optimist Trophy for Gold-, Silver-, Bronze- and Emeraldfleets were concluded in a 6-12kn wind. ----- With the day ranks 2/1/1 in his group, Rocco Wright IRL has taken the overall lead. Also two race wins had Jaime Ayarza ESP and Tommaso De Fontes ITA, moving up on the ranks 2 and 3. Lisa Vucetti ITA on rank 9 remains the best girl. ----- With good day results (20/2/4), Boris Hirsch SUI advanced on rank 26, qualifying for the Goldfleet of the 100 best as did Samuel Berther SUI (rank 47), Stach Vleeshouwers SUI (rank 52), Léonie Baudet SUI (rank 79) and Viktoria Jedlinska SUI (rank 85). ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, January 24, 2020
After three windy and rather cold days, the breeze failed to cooperate for most of the partly rainy Thursday, and racing was limited after lengthy postponements. The 470s and Laser Radial did not compete at all, the windsurfers and Lasers Standard finished one race each. ----- Only the Finns could validate two races with Caleb Paine USA adding two more bullets on his results sheet, extending his lead on Luke Muller USA on 16 points. ----- In the Lasers Standard, the day win went to Hugh Macrae CAN ahead of Francisco Guaragna ARG who kept his overall lead. Andrew Lewis TTB now on 4th sailed his discard result (17th), but kept a 3 point advance on Robert Davis CAN in the duel for the 2020 Olympic berth. ----- In the RS:X Men windsurfers, the winner was again Pedro Pascual USA increasing his lead on Ignacio Berenguer MEX. ----- In the RS:X Women windsurfers, Megumi Komine JPN moved up on rank 2 with a bullet yesterday, 3 points behind the still leading Demita Vega De Lille MEX. Farrah Hall USA remains 3rd, Nikola Girke CAN 5th. ----- Today, the qualification series will continue leading to the Medal Races of tomorrow Saturday. ----- As 13th in the 470 Men, Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI will have to compensate 11 points to make the Medal Race cut. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
In the South of Spain, the first important Optimist event of 2020 is underway with 400 participants from 27 nations and 3 continents. Two races were held yesterday in light winds, and with two bullets in his group, Pablo Tejera ESP took the overall lead. Rocco Wright IRL (2/1) and Niccolo Pulito ITA (2/2) are the first challengers. Stach Vleeshowers SUI follows on rank 16, Boris Hirsch SUI and Léonie Baudet SUI are on the ranks 80 and 81. ----- The results and the news of the day.
The DN Grand Masters Cup in Sweden was concluded yesterday with another 4 races on fair black ice and good winds. Finishing 1/1/2/2, Holger Petzke GER climbed on rank 1 overall, and with two bullets, Jean-Claude Vuithier SUI advanced on 2nd 3 points behind the winner. Hans Ericsson SWE descended on rank 3. David Howlett GBR followed on rank 6, Bernard Vananty SUI remained on rank 15 among the 29 participants. ----- The results and the news.
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Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, January 21, 2020
2020 Sail Melbourne was concluded this morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, the Australia Olympic Team member Jake Lilley AUS was the superior winner ahead of Nils Theuninck SUI, advancing on rank 2 as best of the day (ranks 1/3). ----- In the Lasers Radial, the U19 junior Stefan Elliott AUS finished first ahead of the tied Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED on 2nd and Michael Crompton AUS (U19) on 3rd. Maud Jayet SUI finished the series on rank 36. Sailing in the Silverfleet, Rosine Baudet SUI was 28th (= 71st overall). ----- No change on the podium of the Lasers Standard. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA remained on rank 1 ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS and Luke Elliott AUS. Eliot Merceron SUI had his best day (5/10) and advanced on rank 13. Nicolas Rolaz SUI finished the series on the 48th place among the 70 participants. ----- Winners in the Olympic windsurfers are Tom Squires GBR in the Men and Noy Drihan ISR in the Women. ----- Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA grasped the Australian Champions title in the 5o5s. ----- All results and the news.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, January 20, 2020
The Monday races at Sail Melbourne have already been terminated this morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, Anders Pedersen NOR won both races of the day and moved up on rank 3 just one point behind Nils Theuninck SUI. Jake Lilley AUS remains on top. ----- The Lasers Standard completed only one race with Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA still on rank 1, but Matthew Wearn AUS reduced his backlog on 3 points. New on rank 3 follows Elliot Hansen GBR. With his best result so far - rank 5 - Eliot Merceron SUI advanced on rank 14. Nicolas Rolaz SUI is now 48th. ----- With two race wins, Stephan Elliott AUS moved on top of the Laser Radial Goldfleet, at equal points with Marit Bouwmeester NED. Michael Compton AUS and Annalise Murphy IRL follow 6 points back on the ranks 3 and 4. Maud Jayet SUI remains on rank 33 after an early start disqualification. Premature start also for Rosine Baudet SUI in the Silverfleet and is now 69th. ----- All ranking lists, the news and the videos.
Somewhat fresher 10-14kn Eastwinds prevailed on the last day of Act 3 of the Monaco Sportboat Series and 3 races could be held. ----- Charles Thompson GBR and his team defended rank 1 one point ahead of Valerya Kovalenko RUS. Bo Pedersen DEN advanced on rank 3. Nick Zeltner SUI finished 7th, Lorenz Kausche SUI and Tom Studer SUI followed on the ranks 11 and 12 among the 44 teams. ----- The ranking list of Act 3. ----- In the overall ranking of the Winter-Series after 3 of 5 rounds, Charles Thompson GBR has now taken the lead. On rank 2 follows Ludovic Fassitelli MON. ----- For the Swiss teams, the overall rankings count as first selection regatta for the only berth at the 2020 World Championships in the USA. The best-ranked are Nelson Mettraux SUI and his team on rank 9. ----- The news.
The favourable conditions on the final day of the Antibes Euro Masters allowed to complete another three races. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Fausto Vassalo ITA is the clear winner adding two more race wins yesterday. Alice Grassi ITA defended rank 2, Pierrik Devic MON advanced on rank 3. With 2nd race rank, Jean-Luc Dreyer SUI moved up on the 6th place overall. Jean-François De Cerjeat SUI follows on rank 9. ----- Superior victory also on the Lasers Standard with Roberto Bini ITA. Attila Feret FRA and Jean-Pierre Vogtensperger FRA completed the podium. Arvedi Ferrucci SUI follows on the 10th place. ----- All ranking lists.
Each of the 5 classes at the Antibes Ski-Yachting sailed 3 races yesterday. ----- With Amélie Flanndorfer/Iona Wyper FRA, a female team finished on top of the 420s. Tom Rodet/Yael Maucuit FRA and Ange Delerce/Thimothé Rossi FRA completed the podium. Antoine Mollet/Alexandre Grognuz SUI finished on rank 5 among the 25 teams. ----- In the Fireballs, the winners were Carlo Zorzi/Mattia Bordon ITA. ----- The Nacra 15 rankings have Matteo Chaboud/Rupert Eddy FRA on rank 1 tied with Oscar Pean/Ambre Sebrechts FRA at equal points. ----- Moving up on top of the largest fleet with 25 teams, the C3-catamarans, were Arthur Bautz/Esteban Hernandez FRA with three bullets yesterday. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, January 19, 2020
Two races by class were completed yesterday at the Laser Euro Masters in Antibes. ----- In the Lasers Radial (30 participants/6 nations), Fausto Vasallo ITA leads one point ahead of Alicie Grassi ITA. Jean-Luc Dreyer SUI is 8th, Daniel Bouwmeester SUI follows just behind on 9th. ----- In the Lasers Standard (25 participants/8 nations), Roberto Bini ITA is first closely followed by the tied Jean-Pierre Vogtensperger FRA and Denis Simeone FRA. Averdi Feruccio SUI follows on rank 8. ----- All ranking lists.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, January 18, 2020
After the windy opening day with a reduced program at Sail Melbourne, racing has already been completed this Saturday morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, Jack Lilley AUS keeps a clear lead. After a race win, Nils Theuninck SUI moved up on rank 2. ----- The Kite-Foilers completed 6 races with Scott Whithead AUS solidly on top. His sister Breiana Whitehead AUS on rank 5 is the best-ranked woman among the 20 starters. ----- The RS:X windsurfers completed 6 races as well. In the men, Tom Squires GBR is on top ahead of Makoto Tomizawa JPN, in the women, Noy Drihan ISR is in front of the Olympic Champion Charline Picon FRA until now. ----- In the Lasers Radial - Open including the Men Juniors - the U19 youth Michael Compton AUS replaced Marit Bouwmeester NED on top. Maud Jayet SUI is now 26th, Rosine Baudet SUI moved up on rank 63. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA defended the first place ahead of the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS, who already lost the 2020 Olympic selection against Matthew Wearn AUS (rank 5 for the moment). Eliot Merceron SUI is now 17th, Nicolas Rolaz SUI advanced on rank 35. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
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Sailing Switzerland – Friday, January 17, 2020
Sail Melbourn 2020 was kicked-off this morning UTC with a race per class. ----- Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA won the first race in the Lasers Standard ahead of Tom Burton AUS and Duko Bos CRO. Eliot Merceron SUI finished 14th, while Nicolas Rolaz SUI abandoned the race. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Marit Bouwmeester NED and Michael Compton AUS won the races of their groups. Maud Jayet SUI followed on rank 13, Rosine Baudet SUI is 67th among the 85 participants. ----- In the Finns, Jack Lilley AUS finished first ahead of Tom Ramshaw CAN and Nils Theuninck SUI. ----- First leaders in the well-attended 5o5 Australian National Championship are Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA ahead of Sandy Higgins/Paul Marsh AUS. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Sailing Switzerland – Monday, January 13, 2020
Kristian Nergaard NOR and his team controlled the fleet in the remaining two races held this morning UTC winning the 5.5 Meter World Championship 2020 in Pittwater AUS. Three Bahama teams fighted for the remaining Medals and it was the defending Champion Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI) grasping Silver ahead of the tied Craig Symonette BAH (with Flavio Marazzi SUI) taking Bronze. Gavin McKinney BAH missed the podium by 3 points. ----- Thomas Isler SUI and his team were among the best of the day with the ranks 3 and 4 moving up on rank 7 overall at equal points with the 6th place held by the best Swiss Cyrus Golchan SUI. ----- The results and the news.
As a lead up to the Miami World Cup Series Miami on January 20-25, the 2020 470 North American Championship was held over the past weekend at the Miami Coconut Grove SC. ----- After 9 races, Luke Patience/Chris Grube GBR finished first in the Men/Mixed fleet 4 points ahead of Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS and Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA finished 6th, Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI followed on rank 7 among the 24 teams. ----- In the 470 women, Afrodite Segers/Kobke Berkhout NED won the title ahead of Maria Bozi/Rafailina Klonaridou ITA and Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA tied on the ranks 2 and 3. Carmen and Emma Cowles USA finished 5th among the 12 teams. ----- The results.
Winning the final race yesterday, Jack Franco USA and his team (with Bill Hardesty USA) clearly secured the first place in Round 2 of the J/70 Winter Series 21 points ahead of Brian Keane USA. The best Corinthian Bob Willis USA is on rank 10. The best non-North-American team of Hiroshi Kurokawa JPN (with Chris Rast SUI) follows as 15th in the 53 boat fleet. ----- With record high temperatures and a breeze exceeding 20kn on Saturday, 4 races were completed, while on Sunday two more heats were held in a slackening 8kn wind. ----- The ranking list.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, January 12, 2020
With the ranks 2 and 3 today Sunday, Kristian Nergaard/Johan Barne/Anders Pedersen NOR were again the best of the day at the 5.5 Meter Worlds in Australia, and they extended their lead on 9 points. Little doubt that they will loose rank 1 in the last races tomorrow. Mark Holowesko BAH/Peter Vlasov BAH/Christoph Burger SUI are on rank 2, only one point in front of Peter Morton AUS, and also Craig Symonette BAH (with Flavio Marazzi SUI) another point behind remains in the race for Silver and Bronze. The best Swiss Cyrus Golchan SUI won the first race and kept rank 7 overall. ----- The results and the news.