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Sailing Switzerland – Friday, July 21, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Final results - Gold für Marco Gradoni ITA und Maria Perello ESP, the Swiss

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Final results - Gold für Marco Gradoni ITA und Maria Perello ESP, the Swiss Not enough wind on the final day of the 2017 Optimist World Championship in Pattaya THA and Marco Gradoni ITA is the new World Champion. Muhammad Fauzi Bin Kaman Shah MAS (Malaysia) earned Silver after his Bronze Medal of last year. Bronze went to Costa Rica with Mic Sig Kos Mohr CRC. The best girl was Maria Perello ESP, age 12 only, on rank 23, Palika Poonpat THA 35th took Silver and Charlotte Leigh USA 42nd Bronze.
Maxime Thommen SUI finished first in the Silverfleet, i.e. 72nd overall. Anja Von Allmen SUI followed on ran 7 (= 78th overall), Maxim Dneprov SUI 28th (= 99th overall) and Adrian Surocca SUI 56th (= 127th overall). Arnaud Grange sailed in the Bronzefleet on rank 21 (= 162nd overall).
281 Optimists from 62 nations participated. The ranking list.
After the Team Racing victory, USA is also the winner of the Nations Rankings of the individual Championship fleetrace ahead of China and Thailand with Silver and Bronze.
The final report.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 2, the Swiss

 Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 2, the Swiss A passing rain front with winds above 30 kn inhibited racing yesterday at the Laser 4.7 World Championship in Belgium, and the rankings after the two races of the opening day remains unchanged.
In the Girls, Anna Monceda ESP leads ahead of Julia Büsselberg GER and Eline Verstraelen BEL. Rosine Baudet SUI follows on rank 31 as best Swiss.
Yilkan Timursah TUR, Sofiane Karim FRA and Cesare Barabino ITA are first in the Boys at equal points. Félix Baudet SUI, best of the Swiss delegation, in on the 15th place.
The daily news.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 14, the Swiss

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 14, the Swiss After the road transfer from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, a lay day in Roses ESP was on the program yesterday. Today, the crucial phase of the Tour de France with another four Acts (Roses ESP, Grau du Roi Port Camargue, Marseille and Nizza) will begin with the Coastal Race at the Spanish venue. The preview.
First in the interim's overall rankings is 'Trésor de Tahiti' with Teva Plichart TAH 2 points ahead of 'SFS' with Sofian Bouvet FRA. The best Swiss Bernard Stamm SUI ('Cheminées Poujoulat') is on rank 9.
The event website.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 4, the Swiss

 Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 4, the Swiss Lay day in the Netherlands at the Yngling World Championship yesterday. Today and tomorrow, the crucial races will be held, but the outcome is already quite clear, as the leading Tom Otte NED and his team have a 31 points' advantage on the second-ranked Thomas Schutt GER. Lucas Lier DEN follows on rank 3. The best Swiss Christoph Bichsel SUI is on the 15th position.
The results.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - Morges SUI - Day 4, the Swiss

11 races have been sailed so far at the F16 European Championship in Morges and the Medal winners are clear before the last races today. Emanuel Le Chapelier/Eric Le Bouëdec FRA lead 13 points in front of Thoms Proust/Eric Proust FRA and 16 points ahead of Alec Bagué/Stijn Van Dale BEL. Good/Wirtz BEL on the 4th place are already 20 points behind the Bronze Medal. The best Swiss Andreas Lutz/Andrea Lutz SUI are 6th, Guillaume Rol/Alexis Mégévand SUI follow on 8th.
The ranking list.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, July 20, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 7 - the Swiiss

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 7 - the Swiiss The Optimist Worlds in Pattaya THA continued yesterday with three races.
Maxime Thommen SUI started the day on 3rd of the Silverfleet, finished 3/16/9 and took the overall lead 10 points ahead of Muhammad Syafie Bin Ali MAS. Among the best of the day was also Anja Von Allmen SUI moving up on rank 7 of the Silvers. Maxim Dneprov SUI follows as 26th, Adrian Surocca SUI is 56th and Anraud Grange SUI, the only Swiss in the Bronzefleet 21st.
The ranking lists, the daily news and the videos. Read also the weblog of the Swiss Team.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 13, the Swiss

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 13, the Swiss Yesterday, the Tour de France fleet was relocated on the road from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea, where Act 6 will begin tomorrow in Roses ESP. The event website contains a first summary of the organisers on the much animated first half of the Tour. After five Acts, the leading multihulls are closely together. 'Trésors de Tahiti' with Teva Plichard TAH is only two points ahead of 'SFS' with Sofian Bouvet FRA. The best Swiss Bernard Stamm SUI on his 'Cheminées Poujoulat' is on rank 9.
The ranking list.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 1, the Swiss

 Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 1, the Swiss Good conditions prevailed on the first day of the Laser 4.7 World Championship in Niewpoort, and both fleets completed two races each.
In the Girls, Anna Moncada ESP has taken the lead one point ahead of Julia Büsselberg EGR. Eline Verstraelen BEL follows as 3rd. Rosine Baudet SUI, the best Swiss, is on the 31st place among the 105 participants.
In the Boys, Yilkan Timursah TUR, Sofiane Karim FRA and Cesare Barabino ITA were the winners of their groups in both races, taking the overall lead jointly. Felix Baudet SUI follows on rank 15 amongthe 231 participants.
The daily news with links to the ranking lists.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 3, the Swiss

 Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 3, the Swiss Another four races were held on the third day of the Yngling Worlds in the Netherlands.
Finishing again 1/2/1/2, Tom Otte NED was clearly the best of the day and increased his overall lead to 31 points ahead of Thorsten Schutt GER a his team. New on rank 3 is Lucas Lier DEN. Christoph Bichsel SUI and his team had a turbulent day: After the ranks 11 and 1 (his second bullet), a premature start and a disqualification completely disturbed his overall ranking, rank 15 now. Jürg Wenger SUI and Thomas Beck SUI follow on the ranks 21 and 22.
The ranking list and the event website.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - Morges SUI - Day 3, the Swiss

 F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - Morges SUI - Day 3, the Swiss Three races were held at the F16 Europeans on Lake Geneva for the 34 teams. Emanuel Le Chapelier/Eric Le Bouëdec FRA lead 8 points ahead of Alec/Stijn Van Daele BEL. Thomas and Eric Proust FRA follow on rank 3. The best Swiss Guillaume Rol/Alexis Mégévand SUI moved up on rank 7, Andreas und Andrea Lutz SUI follow as 8th.
The ranking lists.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 6 - No wind, the Swiss

The 281 participants of the Optimist Worlds in Thailand waited in vain for the breeze yesterday. After a thunderstorm at noon, the wind disappeared and racing had to be cancelled. Here the news.
The IODA (Class Association) Annual Meeting voted in favour of Antigua as venue for the 2019 World Championship. The 2019 European Championship will be in Crozon-Morgat FRA. Carmen Casco SUI was elected IODA Vice-President.
The event website.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 5 - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 12, the Swiss

After the victory in the coastal race, 'SFS' with Sofian Bouvet FRA finished also first in the Final of the short races yesterday and reduced the backlog on the leading 'Trésors de Tahiti' Teva Plichard TAH to 2 points. 'Team Oman' with Thierry Douillard FRA just defended rank 2. Bernard Stamm SUI ('Cheminées Poujoulat') on rank 14 did not qualify for the best-8 final and lost one place descending on 9th overall. Victor Casas SUI ('CER 1') advanced on rank 17, Nelson Mettraux SUI ('CER 2') remained on the 22nd place.
The ranking list, the daily news and the videos.
Today, the transfer to the Mediterranean Sea to Roses ESP takes place. After a lay day, racing will resume on Friday with the coastal race of Act 6.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - VL Morges SUI - Day 2

The wind was absent on Sunday, opening day of the F16 Catamaran European Championship in Morges/Lake Geneva, but yesterday, a moderate wind filled in and four races have been completed.
Emmanuel le Chapelier/Eric le Bouédec FRA are the interim's leaders with a row of top-3 finishes ahead of Thomas and Eric Proust FRA. Alec Bagué/Stjin van Daele BEL follow on rank 3. 42 teams from 9 nations participate.
The ranking list and the event website.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

Tornado - Swiss Class Championship - Dervio ITA - Final results

As a tune-up for the Tornado European Championship beginning tomorrow Thursday, the Swiss Class Championship was held at the same venue on Lake Como ITA. In best thermal breeze conditions, six races have been completed and it was once more Martin Rusterholz, this time with Michael Gloor as crew, who was the winner. Betz/Betz GER and Böhler/Pinggera AUT completed the podium.
The ranking list (PDF).
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 5 - USA Team Race World Champion, the Swiss

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 5 - USA Team Race World Champion, the Swiss The best 16 nation teams sailed yesterday the Final of the Team Race Championship. In a thight last duel, the USA defeated China, while Malaysia earned the Bronze-Medal. The results and the news.
Today, the individual fleetracing Worlds continue. After the Qualification phase, Marco Gradoni ITA is first with a 2 points' lead on Roy Levi ISR. The Swiss had difficulties with the big waves and the strong current and have all been relegated to the Silverfleet (ranks 71-140), continuing the Championship still in the first half of the big 281 boats' fleet.
The results and the blog of the Swiss Team.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017   (Image © Eric Van Staten)

Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 1, the Swiss

 Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 1, the Swiss The 2017 Yngling World Championship began on the Sneeker-Meer North of the Ijssel-Meer yesterday with 4 races. Tom Otte NED and his team won three and are already the clear leaders ahead of Lucas Lier DEN on rank 2, Thorsten Schütt GER is 3rd. Christian Bichsel SUI and his team had a good first day and winning the last race, they are 6th among the 38 teams from 6 nations.
The results and the event website.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017   

Longtze - Alps Cup 2017 - Act 4 - Überlingen GER

 Longtze - Alps Cup 2017 - Act 4 - Überlingen GER Round 4 of the Longtze Annual Championship was sailed on Lake Constance over the past weekend as part of the 'Schatz-Kästle' Regatta. Three races were completed on Saturday. Sunday, the wind was gone an the only start had to be abandoned.
Jarmo Wieland SUI and his team finished first ahead of Walter Schneider SUI and Eckhard Kaller GER. 8 teams from Germany and Switzerland participated . The ranking list.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017   

Grand Surprise - Critérium Grand Surprise - CN Nernier Yvoire

 Grand Surprise - Critérium Grand Surprise - CN Nernier Yvoire The Grand Surprises held their 2nd Criterium of the season in Nernier/Lake Geneva over the past weekend. Only 10 boats profitted from the perfect sailing conditions: Sun and an Northeast wind around 12-15 kn during the 5 races on Sunday. ‘Little Nemo 2’ of Bernard Borter CVV was the winner ahead of ‘Flash’ of Maurice Gay SNNy and ‘Sibuya II’ of Thierry de Groote SNG.
The annual rankings of the Grand Surprise and the event website not yet updated.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, July 17, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 4 - Team Racing, the Swiss team out

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 4 - Team Racing, the Swiss team out The first round of the Optimist Team Race Championship was on the program yesterday, the traditional event after the individual Championship's halftime. Singapore, France, Sweden, Malaysia, Germany, China, Korea, Ireland from Groupe Bravo and USA, Peru, Thailand, Turkey, Italy, England, Hong Kong and Brazil from Groupe Alpha qualified for the races of the best-sixteen of today. The Swiss Team lost the crucial duel against Korea and was eliminated.
The event website with all results and reports.
Monday, July 17, 2017   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 4 - Crouesty FRA - Day 10, Leader change: 'Trésor de Tahiti' first, Stamm SUI 8th

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 4 - Crouesty FRA - Day 10, Leader change: 'Trésor de Tahiti' first, Stamm SUI 8th Light and unconstant winds with - again - a very strong tide current prevailed in Crouesty yesterday during the short races of Act 4 of the TdF. 'Trésors de Tahiti' with Teva Plichart TAH finished first in the Final of the best 8 and were - after their rank 2 in the coastal race - the clear winners of Act 4, taking the overall lead of the Tour. Bad lack however for the previously dominating first 'SRS' with Sofian Bouvet FRA, penalized after a premature start and taking 9 demerits as their anchor was 2 kg too light, relegating them on rank 2 with a 5 points' backlog .... and the Tour restarts. Change also on rank 3 where 'Team Oman' with Thierry Douillard FRA replaced Damien Séguin FRA with his 'Fondation FDJ' on the podium. Again sailing in the Final of the 8 best was 'Cheminées Poujoulat' with Bernard Stamm SUI, who advanced on rank 8 overall thanks to a 6th race rank. One rank down each were the two 'Ville de Genève - CER' teams of Victor Casas SUI now 16th and Nelson Mettraux SUI 23rd.
The ranking list, the daily news and the videos.
Monday, July 17, 2017   

M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Final results, Phil Robertson NZL World Champion, Davies/Rast SUI 8th

 M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Final results, Phil Robertson NZL World Champion, Davies/Rast SUI 8th A rain front with wind speeds of up to 40 kn inhibited racing on the final day of the inaugural M32 catamaran World Championship in Marstrand SWE. Phil Robertson NZL and his team were the clear winner ahead of Jonas Warrer DEN and Chris Steele NZL. Richard Davies SUI (with Chris Rast SUI) finished on rank 8 among the 15 teams.
The results and the event website.
Monday, July 17, 2017   

Finn - Französische Meisterschaft - La Rochelle FRA - Final results, Merceron SUI 3rd, Christen SUI 5th

 Finn - Französische Meisterschaft - La Rochelle FRA - Final results, Merceron SUI 3rd, Christen SUI 5th Excellent conditions prevailed during the Finn French National Championship in La Rochelle with a 12-22 kn seabreeze, down to 5 kn only on the final day. The title was won by Guillaume Boisard FRA ahead of Lorent Hay FRA and Eliot Merceron SUI. Merceron SUI was among the best French Laser sailors and holding two passports (FRA/SUI) and being member of the Gstaad YC, he plans to do a Tokyo 2020 Laser Olympic campaign for Switzerland. Christoph Christen SUI finished as excellent 5th among the 53 participants from 10 nations.
The results, the news and the photos.
Monday, July 17, 2017   

J/70 - Swiss Sailing Super League, Act 4 - SN Genève - Final results, SN Geneva wins Round 4, RC Bodensee takes overall lead

 J/70 - Swiss Sailing Super League, Act 4 - SN Genève - Final results, SN Geneva wins Round 4, RC Bodensee takes overall lead Best 2-4 bft Northwind conditions prevailed over the past weekend during the 4th Round of the Swiss Sailing Super League in Geneva and 40 races could be completed (20 for each team) in three days.
The home team of the SN Geneva with Fabrice Rigot won 12 races and was the superior winner ahed of the YC Bielersee with the experienced Lorenz Müller and the RC Bodensee with Julian Flessati at equal points.
The ranking list and the event website.
In the overall League rankings, the RC Bodensee replaced the RC Oberhofen on top. The SN Geneva follows 2 points behind on rank 3. The fifth and last round of the Championship promises to be a high tension event.
Monday, July 17, 2017   

Finn, Tempest, Musto-Skiff - Sailing Week - Thunersee YC, six races sailed over the past weekend

 Finn, Tempest, Musto-Skiff - Sailing Week - Thunersee YC, six races sailed over the past weekend Good sailing conditions prevailed also on Lake Thoune allowing to sail three more races per class yesterday Sunday.
Franz Bürgi TYC defended his lead in the Finns winning ov erall with a 3 points' advantage on Andreas Friederich TYC. Carlo Lazzari TYC moved up on rank 3.
In the Tempests, Cornelia and Ruedi Christen TYC won 5 of the 6 races.
In the Musto-Skiffs, Nicolas Duchoud SCOW defended his first place ahead of Alexander Greil SCStä at equal points with the tie broken thanks to more race wins.
The event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, July 16, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Final results - Fahrni/Siegenthaler SUI excellent 9th

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Final results - Fahrni/Siegenthaler SUI excellent 9th Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI started to the 470 women Medal Race as 7th. Sailing around the 4th place together with the best, they lost positions on the final upwind and as 6th with their direct opponents ahead, they dropped on the 9th place overall, nevertheless the best World Championship result of their career.
All ranking lists, the news and the videos.
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 3 - the Swiss

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 3 - the Swiss At the end of the Qualification Series is has become clear, that Switzerland will not be able to defend the Worldchampions' title of Max Wallenberg SUI, as none of the 5 Swiss Team members' qualified for the Goldfleet of the 70-best. Maxime Thommen SUI, rank 73, missed the cut by a small margin and will continue the Championship in the Silverfleet, together with Maxim Dneprov SUI (rank 98) and Anja Von Allmen SUI (rank 114). Adrian Surocca SUI and Arnaud Grange SUI just missed the Silverfleet with the ranks 141 and 144.
The ranking list and the videos.
Today, the Team-Race World Championship is on the program. The individual Championship will continue on Monday.
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 4 - Crouesty FRA - Day 9, the Swiss

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 4 - Crouesty FRA - Day 9, the Swiss The TdF continued yesterday in Crouesty/Southern Brittany with the 35 nm coastal race of Act 4. A moderate seabreeze aroung 12 kn together with a tricky tide current made racing difficult, and the local teams had a clear advantage being familiar with the conditions.
Race winner was 'Vivacar.fr' with Mathieu Souben FRA, moving up on rank 5 overall. 'SRS' with Sofian Bouvet FRA remains on top inspite of an 11th race rank. 'Trésors de Tahiti' with Teva Plichart TAH is new on rank 2. Damien Séguin FRA with his 'Fondation FDJ' descended or the 3rd place. One position overall up is 'Cheminées Poujoulat' of Bernard Stamm SUI. 'CER 2' with Victor Casas/Guillaume Girod SUI remain on the 15th place, 'CER 1' with Nelson Mettraux SUI follows on rank 22.
The ranking list, the daily news and the videos.
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Final results, the Swiss

 F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Final results, the Swiss With the ranks 1 and 2 in the last races of the F18 World Championship in Denmark, Mischa Heemskerk/Stephan Dekker NED confirmed their superiority winning with a 19 points' advantage of Demesmaeker/Tas BEL on 2nd. Van Dijk/De Ward NED won one of the races and moved up on the 3rd place overall. Winners in the Silverfleet were Andreas Lutz/Ray Schlatter SUI (rank 63 overall). Oliver Kaderli/Martin Jöhr SUI finished 9th (= 72nd overall). 124 teams from 17 nations participated.
The final results and the event website.
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Day 3, Davies/Rast SUI 7th

 M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Day 3, Davies/Rast SUI 7th The M32 catamaran World Championship 2017 continued in Marstrand SWE yesterday in a 10-12 kn wind with 5 races. Phil Robertson NZL and his team extended their lead in the overall ranking to 8 points. Jonas Warrer DEN and Chris Steele NZL defended their 2nd and 3rd place. Richard Davies SUI (with Chris Rast SUI) is on the 7th position.
The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

Finn, Tempest, Must y o-Skiff - Segel-Woche - Thunersee YC, four races held on day one

 Finn, Tempest, Must  y o-Skiff - Segel-Woche - Thunersee YC, four races held on day one Four races were sailed yesterday on Lake Thoune.
In the Finns (14 participants), Franz Bürgi RCO has taken the lead, closely followed by Andreas Friederich TYC and Christof Wilke TYC.
Cornelia and Ruedi Christen TYC lead in the Tempests (12 teams, 3 nations).
In the Musto-Skiffs, the leader is Nicolas Duchoud SCOW 2 points ahead of Roger Oswald SCE.
The event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, July 15, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017   

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 6 - the Swiss

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 6 - the Swiss The Qualification Series at the 470 Worlds in Greece were concluded with the freshest breeze so far, a 12-14 kn wind.
Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI could not keep the pace of their previous races and with the day ranks 13/17/dnc, their chances for a Medal disappeared. They start to the Medal Race today from rank 7 and will reach their best ever result in a 470 World Championship so far, even with chances to move up on rank 5.
For the Swiss 470 men's teams, the Championship has ended. Sailing in the Silverfleet, Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI have a disqualification and a premature start on their results sheet and finished the event on rank 7 of the Silverfleet (= 43rd overall). Yves Mermod/Cyril Schüpbach SUI and David Biedermann/Yann Schüpbach SUI terminated their first Worlds on the rank 48 and 59 among 72 teams.
The results and the daily news.
The start to the 470 women Medal Race will be at 13.30h CET, the 470 men's turn at 14.15h. Racing can be followed on the live ticker.
Saturday, July 15, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 2 - The Swiss

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 2 - The Swiss Fresh winds around 14 kn prevailed yesterday setting a different stage at the Optimist Worlds in Pattaya THA. The Swiss could not cope well with these conditions and lost positions.
Maxime Thommen SUI and Anja Von Allmen SUI, the two best after day one, got both not yet discarded premature start disqualifications and are down on the ranks 86 and 119. With two good races today, they should be able to make the Goldfleet of the 70 best at the end of the qualifications. Maxim Dneprov SUI, yesterday with the ranks 24 and 26 in his Group, adavanced on the 110th place still with chances to make the Goldfleet as well, as will Arnaud Grange on the 126th position. Adrian Surocca SUI however, also with a premature start today, is on rank 186 (top 140) and has to fight to make the Silverfleet today.
The ranking list, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, July 15, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 3 - Jullouville FRA - Day 8, the Swiss

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 3 - Jullouville FRA - Day 8, the Swiss The short races of Act 3 were held yesterday in a 15 kn breeze. The winner of the coastal race 'Lorina Limonade' with Quentin Delapierre FRA did win the short races as well and moved up on rank 7 overall. The top rankings remained unchanged with 'SRS' of Sofian Bouvet FRA as first ahead of 'Fondation FDJ' with Damien Séguin FRA and 'Trésors de Tahiti' with Teva Plichart TAH. Bernard Stamm SUI with his 'Cheminées Poujoulat' finished 9th, did not qualify for the Final of the 8 best and descended on rank 9 overall. 'CER 2' with Victor Casas SUI and Guillaume Girod SUI remained on rank 15, 'CER 1' with Nelson Mettraux SUI are now 23rd.
The ranking list, the daily news and the videos.
Today, Act 4 of the TdF will begin in Crouesty with the coastal race.
Saturday, July 15, 2017   

F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 4, the Swiss

 F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 4, the Swiss Mischa Heemskerk/Stephan Dekker NED realised three bullets yesterday an jumped on top of the overall rankings. But their advantage on the second-ranked Demesmaeker/Tas BEL is only 2 points, and even the two-times Olympic medalist Mitch Booth ESP with his son Ruben Booth ESP 12 points back has theoretical chances for the title. Sailing in the Silverfleet, Andreas Lutz/Ray Schlatter SUI remain on rank 2 (= 64th overall) thanks to a race win. Oliver Kaderli/Martin Jöhr SUI moved up on the 9th place (= 71st overall).
The ranking list and the event website.
Saturday, July 15, 2017   

J/70 - Swiss Sailing Super League, Act 4 - SN Genève - Day 1, local SNG team interim's first

 J/70 - Swiss Sailing Super League, Act 4 - SN Genève - Day 1, local SNG team interim's first Good conditions prevailed yesterday with a 2-3 bft local thermal breeze on Lake Geneva during the first four races of Act 4 of the Swiss Sailing Super League. The local team of the Société Nautique of Geneva with Fabrice Rigot has taken the interim's lead with two race wins, ahead of the YC Bielersee team with Lorenz Müller 2 points behind. The two Lake Thoune teams of the RC Oberhofen (Stefan Seger) and Thunersee YC (Peter Kilchenmann), as well as the RC Bodensee with Julian Flessati follow closely behind.
The ranking list.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, July 14, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017   

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 5 - the Swiss

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 5 - the Swiss Only one race could be completed late in the afternoon in a very light wind.
With a 9th place, Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI defended their 5th rank overall, but they lost some points on the Medal ranks. The clear objective in today's last three Final races is to reduce the gap on the four teams in front, to start in tomorrow's Medal race of the 10 best from a favorable position.
The 470 men Silverfleet completed two races to forget for Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI, who booked a disqualification and a premature start penalty relegating them on rank 6 (=42nd overall). Yves Mermod/Cyril Schüpbach SUI follow on rank 50. Thanks to a 7th race rank, David Biedermann/Jann Schüpbach SUI moved up on rank 56.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Racing today can be followed over live ticker.
Friday, July 14, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 3 - Jullouville FRA- Day 6, no change on top of rankings on day one of Act 3, the Swiss

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 3 - Jullouville FRA- Day 6, no change on top of rankings on day one of Act 3, the Swiss Act 3 of the 2017 TdF began yesterday with the Coastal Race off Jullouville FRA. 'Team Lorina Limonade' with Quentin Delapierre FRA finished first. The results of the Swiss were Bernard Stamm SUI on the good 7th place, 'CER 2' with Victor Casas SUI on rank 16 and 'CER 1' with Nelson Mettraux SUI on rank 23. No change on top of the overall rankings with 'Team SFS' of Sofian Bouvet FRA 20 points ahead of 'Trésors de Tahiti' with Teva Plichard. Damien Seguin FRA with his 'Fondation FDJ' follows on rank 3. Bernard Stamm SUI on 'Cheminée Poujoulat' defended his 8th place. 'Ville de Genève CER 2' with Casas/Girod SUI moved up one place and are now 15. 'CER 1' with the Mettraux-Family follows on rank 22.
The results, the news and the event website.
Friday, July 14, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 1 - the Swiss

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 1 - the Swiss The five Swiss Optimist sailors face quite a challenge, the defense of the World Champion's title ! Two races were on the program yesterday, the first race day of the 2017 Optimist World Championship in Pattaya THA with the 281 boats' fleet split in four Groups.
Maxime Thommen SUI had a good day with the ranks 8 and 14, bringing him on the 26th place overall. Anja Von Allmen SUI too, finishing 24th and 6th, is on the good rank 46 after the first two races.
The ranking list and the event website.
Friday, July 14, 2017   

Laser Radial - Youth European Championship - Gdynia POL - Final results - the Swiss

 Laser Radial - Youth European Championship - Gdynia POL - Final results - the Swiss The 2017 Laser Radial World Championship in Poland ended yesterday with two more races.
Gautier Verhulst SUI on rank 20 was the best Swiss, and as 4th in the U17 rankings, he missed Bronze by a small margin only. Grégoire Peverelli SUI followed just behind on rank 21, Nicolas Rolaz SUI finished 45th in the 180 boats' Boys' final ranking list.
Olivia Björk Anastassov SUI was the only Swiss starting in the Radial Girls' fleet. She did not compete yesterday and finished on rank 50 overall.
The Girls' ranking list and the final report.
Friday, July 14, 2017   

F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 3, the Swiss

 F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 3, the Swiss Yesterday, racing continued at the F18-Worlds with the first Final races of the Gold- and Silverfleets. Three races were held in a moderate wind.
Demesmaeker/Tas BEL defended the first place ahead of Booth/Booth ESP who reduced the backlog on 2 points. On rank 3 followed Dijk/De Waard NED. Heemskerk/Dekker NED moved up on rank 4 with two bullets. Lutz/Schlatter SUI missed the Goldfleet by a small margin only and are now on rank 3 in the Silverfleet (=65th overall). Kaderli/Jöhr SUI moved up on rank 18 (=80th overall).
The ranking list and the event website with pictures.
Friday, July 14, 2017   

M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Day 1, Davies (Rast) 6th

 M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Day 1, Davies (Rast) 6th After the World Match Race Tour Marstrand event, the M32 catamarans remained at the same venue for their World Championship. With 15 cats on the starting line, this is the largest M32 fleet sailing together so far. After three races, Chris Steele NZL and Pieter-Jan Postma NED share the lead ahead of Jonas Warrer DEN on rank 3. Richard Davies SUI (with Chris Rast SUI) follow on rank 6.
The ranking list and the event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, July 13, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017   

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 3 - the Swiss, excellent Fahrni/Siegenthaler TYC

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 3 - the Swiss, excellent Fahrni/Siegenthaler TYC Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI won the first two Final Races of the 470 women yesterday and as team of the day, they really controlled racing tactically. After a flopped first start, they came back strongly playing the shifts, while in the second race, they were leading from start to finish. Now up on rank 5 overall with a 15 points' backlog on race one, their chances to win the title are real, especially if the wind conditions remain.
In the 470 men, Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI finished on the ranks 1 and 3 in the Silverfleet and are herewith on rank 2 (= rank 38 overall).
All ranking lists and the news.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   

Laser Radial - Youth European Championship 2017 - Gdynia POL - Day 4, the Swiss, Peverelli 14th

 Laser Radial - Youth European Championship 2017 - Gdynia POL - Day 4, the Swiss, Peverelli 14th The Laser Radial Youth European Championship 2017 in Gdynia POL was kicked-off last Monday, and after five qualification races, the Final Series of the Gold- Silver- and Bronzefleets began in the 180 boats' Boys category. The 65 Girls sail in one fleet.
After 8 races, the Radial Girls' leader is Elisa Navoni ITA 7 points ahead of Lin Pletikos SLO. Mariia Kislukhina RUS follows as 3rd. The best U17 Girl is Theresa Wirschin GER on rank 14. The only Swiss Olivia Björk-Anastassov SUI is on the 45th place. The Girls' ranking list.
An Italian is also on top of the Boys' fleet: Guido Gallinaro ITA has a 15 points' lead on Daniil Krutskikh RUS. Maor Benharoch ISR follows on the 3rd position. The best Swiss Grégoire Peverelli SUI is 16th, Gautier Verhulst SUI 22nd. Five Swiss participants are sailing in the Goldfleet.
The event website.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 3 - Jullouville FRA- Day 6, layday, Stamm SUI 8th

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 3 - Jullouville FRA- Day 6, layday, Stamm SUI 8th Lay day yesterday after the first two Acts in Dunkerque and Fécamp, allowing the teams to dislocate without stress to Jullouville, where Act 3 will begin today again with a coastal race. First in the interim's rankings is 'SRS' with Sofian Bouvet FRA, followed by Damien Séguin FRA/Damien Iehl FRA on 'Fondation FDJ' as 2nd. Bernard Stamm SUI on the 8th place is the best of the 3 Swiss teams.
The Bericht and the event website.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   

F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 2, the Swiss

 F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 2, the Swiss Three races were completed again on day two of the F18 Worlds in Denmark. Finishing 1/3/3, the new leaders are Philip Hendrickx/Filip Olyslager BEL ahead of Helge and Christian Sach GER new on 2nd and Mitch and Ruben Booth ESP on 3rd. Andreas Lutz/Ray Schlatter SUI dropped on rank 68 overall.
The results and the event website.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   

Lake Garda Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Final results, the Swiss

 Lake Garda Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Final results, the Swiss The Lake Garda Foiling Week was terminated in Malcesine on last Tuesday. In addition to speeches, discussions and trials on new prototypes, races were on the program as well.
With 42 starters, the Moths were by far the biggest fleet. Outstanding winner after 9 races was Robert Greenalgh GBR with 8 bullets. Scott Babbage AUS followed on rank 2, Ben Patton GBR finished 3rd overall. The best Swiss Adriano Petrino SUI. inspite of sailing only 5 of the 9 races, was on the 20th place. Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI, in his comeback on a foiling moth, had four abandoned races on his result sheet and ended on rank 24 overall.
Winner in the small Flying Phantom fleet was Bruno Barbarin SUI.
The final report and all ranking lists.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 2 - the Swiss

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 2 - the Swiss The Qualification Series ended yesterday with two races sailed again in a moderate seabreeze. tw
Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI realised again an excellent 2nd race rank and moved up on the 13th overall positions, clearly qualified for the Goldfleet of the 25 best women teams.
Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI however missed the Goldfleet as 38th by 2 points and 2 ranks. Yves Mermod/Cyril Schüpbach SUI on 56th and David Biedermann/Jann Schüpbach SUI on 67th continue the Championship in the Silverfleet as well.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of day two.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 2 - Fécamp FRA- Day 5

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 2 - Fécamp FRA- Day 5 After the coastal race, the short-races were on the program in Fécamp FRA yesterday. Five qualification races were held before the 8 best sailed the final heat.
'Bejaflor Sailing' of Valentin Bellet FRA and his team (with the 470 top sailors Valentin Sipan FRA/Guillaum Pirouelle FRA/Jason Saunders NZL) finished first, followed by 'Lorina Mojito', winner of the coastal race and herewith overall winner of Act 2. Leader in the Tour rankings remains 'SRS' of Sofian Bouvet FRA. Damien Séguin FRA and his 'Fondation FDJ' stayed on rank 2. Bernard Stamm SUI and his team on 'Cheminée Poujoulat' qualified again for the Finale and is on the 8th place overall. The teams of 'Ville de Genève' follow on the rangks 16 (Victor Casas SUI) and 21 (Nelson Mettraux SUI).
The ranking list and the daily news. On Thursday, the TdF continues with Act 3 in Jullouville.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 1, the Swiss

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 1, the Swiss The 470 World Championship in Thesssalonik GRE began yesterday in hot temperatures and an 8-10 kn seabreeze with three races.
Interim's leaders in the 470 men are Dahlberg/Bergström SWE with the ranks 1/2/1 in their group ahead of Belcher/Ryan AUS and Cinar/Cinar TUR at equal points. Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI follow on rank 45 and have good chances to qualify for the Goldfleet - the 36 best - today. Their backlog is 8 points.
Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR won all three races in their 470 women group. Mrak/Macarol SLO are 2nd, closely followed by Wang/Gao CHN. With the ranks 13/2/13, Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI are on the 15th place overall and clearly on a Goldfleet track.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, July 10, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 1 - Dunkerque FRA- Day 3, Stamm up on rank 7

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 1 - Dunkerque FRA- Day 3, Stamm up on rank 7 After the show races in Dunkerque of Saturday, racing was resumed yesterday with four short heats for the fleet, split in two groups. The four-best by group qualified for the Final, sailed in one race. The winner Friday's coastal race, 'SFS' with Sofian Bouvet FRA, was again first ahead of the Paralympic Champion Damien Séguin FRA who advanced on the 2nd overall rank as well, at equal points with 'Trésor Tahiti' with Teva Plichart FRA. Bernard Stamm SUI with his 'Cheminée Poujoulat' qualified for the Final as well and moved up on the 7th place overall. 'Ville de Genève CER 2' with Victor Casas SUI/Guillaume Girod SUI advanced on the 9th position, Nelson Mettraux SUI with 'Ville de Genève - CER 1' remains on the 13th place, just one point behind 'CER 2'.
Today, the TdF fleet is underway by road to Fécamp FRA, where the 2nd Act will begin tomorrow.
The ranking list and the news.
Monday, July 10, 2017   

5o5 - European Championship 2017 - Warnemünde GER - Day 4, Bojsen's DEN winners, Jacot/Betschen SUI 23rd

 5o5 - European Championship 2017 - Warnemünde GER - Day 4, Bojsen's DEN winners, Jacot/Betschen SUI 23rd Calms over Warnemünde GER kept the boats ashore on the last day of the 5o5 World Championship 2017. Jacob (age 61) and his cousin Jörgen (age 63) Bojsen-Möller DEN, two-times Olympic FD-medalists (88 and 92) and eldest team in the fleet were crowned World Champions. Silver went to Nathan Batchelor/Sam Pascoe GBR 8 points behind. Lutz Stengel/Frank Feller GER followed on the 3rd place. The best Swiss team with Caroline Jacot/René Betschen SUI finished on the 23rd position among the 98 teams from 13 nations and 4 continents.
The ranking list and the short report.
Monday, July 10, 2017   

Yardstick - Long-distance Regatta - Thunersee YC

 Yardstick - Long-distance Regatta - Thunersee YC The traditional long-distance race on Lake Thoune up and down the full lake was sailed on last Saturday. For once, the conditions were unusual, as the wind from the Alps blowing at the start in the early afternoon, did not turn 180° to the normal thermal wind, but even freshened during race to over 20 kn, allowing a fast downwind race from Interlaken back to Thoune.
The line honours went to René Schenk TYC with his Level 8.5, in calculated time, Walter Kratzer TYC is on top with his Starboot in the Yardstick classification <100. In the Yardstick classification >100, Fritz Burckhardt TYC with his Inland-30 is ranked first.
All ranking lists and the short report.
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