The Laser 4.7 Youth World Championship in Kingston CAN began yesterday with three races for the Boys fleet (split in two groups) and two races for the Girls. -----With three bullets in his group, Roko Stipanovic CRO took the lead in the Boys, Derin Baytur TUR and Dmitry Golovkin RUS follow tied on the ranks 2 and 3. Best of the 6 Swiss are Ludovico Cornaro SUI and Benjamin Dufour SUI on the ranks 18 and 19 among the 118 participants. ----- Marilena Makri CYP is first in the Girls with two race wins. Sara Savelli ITA finished twice on 2nd. Anja Von Allmen SUI follows on 3rd. Jade Gavin SUI, who sailed the Radial Youth Worlds two week ago, follows on rank 18, Emilie Tschanz SUI is 31st. ----- All ranking lists and the event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The Laser U21 European Championship begins on the Baltic Sea today with 140 Laser Standard from 38 nations and 4 continents and 69 Radial Girls from 23 nations, among them Nicolas Rolaz SUI, Jacopo Scornaienghi SUI and Gauthier Verhulst SUI in the Laser Standard. ----- The entry lists, the event website and a 360°-drone panorama of the venue Dziwnow.
On the past weekend, the Final of the inaugural E-Sailing Swiss Championship was held in Brunnen, but only 7 of the 12 qualifiers participated in this public show event. Winner was Arnaud Simonet ahead of Oliver Weber and Arno Schneider SUI on the ranks 2 and 3. ------ The news with results.
On the past Saturday, 14 two-person teams participated in the 'Double' of Pully. Valérie Savoy/Antoine Costa CVL finished first. The ranking list.
Last Saturday, a good fleet participated in the Galérienne on Lake Neuchâtel. Winner after 2 races was Jean-Jacques Cunier BT with his Fareast 28R in the unmeasured-boat class. In the TCFX, 1+2 rankings, Romain Walt CVN with his Esse 850 finished first, in the der TCF 3+4-rankings, André Bechler WSCM with his Brenta 30 was on rank 1. The ranking lists.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, August 19, 2019
Racing is already underway this morning UTC and the RS:X windsurfers have already completed their program. ----- Leader change in the RS:X men with Mengfan Gao CHN new on rank 1. Thomas Goyard FRA on 2nd is 4, Mattia Camboni ITA as 3rd 5 points behind. Matteo Sanz-Lanz SUI moved up on rank 8 with a race win today. ----- KIn the RS:X women, Yunxiu Lu CHN extended her lead on 12 points. Katy Spychakow ISR is on rank 2, Charline Picon FRA follows on 3rd 2 more points back. ----- The wind forecast is not very favorable. By noon, more results may be available on the event website. The media coverage by World Sailing for event of this importance does not meet the minimum standards by far !
After the windy opening days with medium results, the Swiss improved yesterday in lighter winds. ---- Finishing 2nd in the only race of the day, Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI moved up on rank 11 in the RS:X men windsurfers. After the flopped first day - two blackflag disqualifications - Maud Jayet SUI came back in the Lasers Radial with a 4th race rank, bringing her on rank 31 among the 40 starters. ----- 4th was the result also for Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI in the 470 women, but they were disqualified for a premature start. ----- Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI remain on rank 16 in the 470 men. ----- Rank 4 also for Nils Theunick SUI in the Finns lifting him on rank 5 overall. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Eliot Merceron SUI progressed on rank 16. Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI in the 49ers however lost 4 places and dropped on rank 11 overall. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
The British A-Cat National Championship, a tune-up race to the A-Cat World Championship to begin next Saturday at the same venue, was initiated yesterday, but the wind was to strong to race. ----- The news. Both Championships are being held in the two categories Foiling and Classic. 53 Cats from 14 nations are on the entry list of the British Nationals, among them the Worlds favorites Mischa Hemskeerk NED and Steve Brewin AUS. 8 Swiss will participate as well.
The J/70 Swiss Championship on Lake Thoune was concluded yesterday with two races, that made everything clear on top of the rankings as the tied leading team of Patrick Zaugg/Chris Rast/Pavel Tolonen/Vincenz Unkel TYC (i.e. Melges-24 World Champions 2015) added the rank 1 and 3 on their results sheet and clearly won ahead of Lorenz Kausche BT and Julian Flessati RCB. The co-leading youngster Nick Zeltner had to content himself with rank 4. ----- The final ranking list.
Good sailing conditions prevailed on the Lower Lake Constance off Steckborn and 6 races per fleet could be held over the past weekend. ----- Winner in the Lasers Radial was Maxime Thommen YCZ with 5 bullets ahead of Niklas Ill GER and Elias Fausser GER. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Martin Essig SCM finished first ahead of Thomas Zimmermann YCH and Beat Heinz DIRT. ----- The Laser 4.7 did not participate as a delegation of 11 sailors is at the Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds in Canada. ----- The ranking lists.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, August 18, 2019
The opening day of the Olympic Test Event in Enoshima JPN with a fresh 20kn breeze and big waves was rather disappointing for some in the Swiss team. Only Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI in the 49ers kept the pace staying on rank 7 after 3 racese and also Nils Theuninck SUI is on the good 9th place in the Finns. Remarkable also the performance of the windsurfer Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI. As light-wind specialist, he finished 14th is the RS:X windsurfers. For the remaining days, lighter winds have been forecast. This would also enjoy Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI in the 470 women on rank 16 after two races. Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI are on rank 15 in the 470 men. A real black day had Maud Jayet SUI in the Laser Radial: After two premature start disqualifications, she is at the very end of the rankings. Eliot Merceron SUI is on rank 23 in the Lasers Standard. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Today, the Laser 4.7 World Championship begins on the Olympic waters of Kingston CAN with 185 participants from 35 nations - 64 girls and 121 boys. 11 boats from Switzerland are among the entrants with Anja Von Allmen, this year with a series of top results, in her first top international championship. ----- A moderate thermal breeze between 3-4 bft can be expected during the whole week. ----- The event website.
Good Maloja wind conditions prevailed again on Lake St-Moritz yesterday allowing to complete 4 rounds. Today, another 3 rounds are on the program, leading to the start of the Final with the best four Club teams at 13.30 UTC. ----- Kalövig Badelaug (Aarhus DEN) with Lars Vilhelmsen DEN reclaimed rank 1 ahead of the Norddeutsche RV (Hamburg GER) with Tobias Schadewaldt GER moving up on rank 2 with 3 race wins. ----- The SV Kreuzlingen with Tom Rüegge SUI remained on rank 8 as best of the 5 Swiss teams. ----- The results, the event website and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
No wind, no racing at the J/70 Swiss Championship on Lake Thoune yesterday. Nick Zeltner RCO and Patrick Zaugg TYC stay on top after 7 races. ----- A very hot summer Sunday is ahead today, and it remains to be seen, whether the thermal breeze will fill in time to allow for some more races. ----- The ranking list.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, August 17, 2019
Three races were completed yesterday at the J/70 Swiss Championship in a variable, partly shifty 2-3bft wind. ----- The leading teams of opening day had at least one two-digit result, but the discarded result helped to structurise the overall result in favour of the tied duo in the lead: Nick Zeltner RCO and Patrick Zaugg TYC (with Chris Rast) with their teams are the clear leaders 7 respectively 8 points ahead of Tom Studer CVN and Julian Flessati RCB on the ranks 3 and 4. ----- The ranking list after 7 races. 12 races are on the program until Sunday, August 18.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, August 16, 2019
After the three races of yesterday at the Tempest Worlds on Lake Tegern, Markus Wieser/Thomas Auracher GER, ranks 1/2/3, extended their lead on 4 points. Best of the day, Werner Fritz/Herbert Kujan GER (1/2(2) advanced on rank 2. On the way up were also Mario Suter/Andreas Hochuli SUI, progressing on rank 4 with a race win. ----- The ranking list.
Best Lake Thoune conditions prevailed on the opening day of the J/70 Swiss Championship allowing to complete 4 races. With a solid row of top results, Tom Studer CVN and his team took the overall lead 2 points ahead of Julian Flessati RCB and Nick Zeltner RCO. At equal points on rank 4 and 5 are Patrick Zaugg TYC (with Chris Rast RCO) and David Erismann YCL. ----- The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, August 15, 2019
Today, the J/70 Swiss National Championship will begin on Lake Thoune with 27 teams. Among the favorites are Chris Rast TYC/MBYC (three times Olympian and Melges 24 World Champion), Tom Studer CVN, Julian Flessati RCB, Bernhard Seger SVB/RCO or Nelson Mettraux SNG. Missing are the five teams qualified for the European Champions League Final in St-Moritz SUI beginning today as well (see separate news).
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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On August 17, during the Windweek in Brunnen SUI, the first e-Sailing Swiss Championship (virtual sailing) will be organised. The qualification phase was concluded a few days ago and the best 12 of the annual ranking list (400 participants) will take part in the Final, among them some sailing notables such as Jean-François De Cerjeat CVN, Jan Paulich SCStä or Philipp Juchli YCA. ----- The entry list and the event website.
Last Saturday, a notable fleet was present at the 'Pointe de Grain en double' Regatta on Lake Neuchâtel. Winner in the Open rankings Mono was Gilles Petermann BT, in the catamarans, Klaus Hofer CVE with a Nacra 20 was on first. ----- The TCF 1+2-classification had Christophe Wirth CVE on his Modulo 31 on first, the TCF 3+4-classification went in favour of Jean-François De Cerjeat CVN on a J/70. ----- All ranking lists and the news.
Last Saturday, 21 teams participated in the Wendelsee-Cup on Lake Thoune, round 3 of the TBSV-Cup. Winner after 2 races was Peter Kilchenmann TYC and his team on a J/70 ahead of Reto Fattorini YCSp and Daniel Dicke YCSp, both on a J/70 as well. ----- The results.
After the TBSV-Cup on Saturday, the SC Wendelsee organised the 'Classic' on Sunday, open for centerboard dinghies as well. Jo-Anna Wyler/Tobias Liechti TYC finished first on a 420 ahead of Hansjörg Seiler SCW with a Dehler 25. 17 teams participated. ----- The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, August 12, 2019
Today begins the Tempest World Championship on Lake Tegern with 43 teams from 9 nations, among them - in addition to the best of the Class - teams such as Markus Wieser/Thomas Auracher GER, Werner Fritz/Herbert Kujan GER and Ulrike Schümann/Tim Kröger GER and more German elite sailors. Five Swiss teams participate, but without the World Champions 2015 Cornelia and Ruedi Christen SUI. ----- . The event website.
After a two days interruption due to stormy winds, the last leg of the Costarmoricaine coastal regatta along the Brittany North Coast could be held yesterday. Arthur Boc-Ho/Laetiti Lefevre FRA won their second race taking the overall victory ahead of Nicolas Touchot/Pierre-Yves Durand FRA. Andreas Lutz/Raymond Schlatter SUI remained on rank 5. Martin Jöhr/Denis Giger SUI followed on the 13th place. ----- The ranking list and the final report (in French) (PDF).
Two more races were completed yesterday on Lake Uri in a well-established thermal breeze. No change on the podium with Urs Hunkeler/Enrico De Maria YCL as first ahead of Jürg Ryffel/Beat Heinz YCR and Bernhard Seger/Walter Oess SVB. ----- The results (PDF).
Inspite of the summer holiday season, some regatta events took place on Swiss lakes over the past weekend. We shall report tomorrow as soon as the respective information is available ..... stay tuned !
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, August 11, 2019
Winners of the 5o5 European Championship held in Denmark after 10 races were Roger Gilbert/Ben McGrane GBR ahead of Ian Pinnell/David Shelton GBR and Howie Hamlin/Jeff Nelson USA. Wolfgng Hunger/Holger Jess GER missed the podium as 4th by 5 points. ----- Caroline Jacot/Philippe Jacot SUI finished on the remarkable 12th place among the 75 teams from 10 nations. They even booked a race win on their result sheet. ----- The ranking list.
Three races were completed at the Lake Uri Trophy in Brunnen SUI with Urs Hunkeler/Enrico De Maria YCT leading with two race wins ahead of Jürg Ryffel/Beat Heinz YCR. ----- The ranking list (PDF).
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, August 10, 2019
Leg 3 of the Costarmoricaine was postponed yesterday due to stormy winds at the French Atlantic Coast. The F-18 catamarans were transported on the road to the next port of call Saint-Quay-Portrieux. Intrerim leaders after two legs are Arthur Boc-Ho/Laetitia Lefevre FRA. Andreas Lutz/Raymond Schlatter SUI follows on rank 5, Martin Jöhr/Denis Giger SUI are 13th. ----- The results and the event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, August 9, 2019
The 470 World Championships on the Olympic waters of Enoshima JPN were concluded this morning UTC with the Medal Races with only small modifications on the podium. ----- Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS secured their seventh World Champion title ahead of Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP. Thanks to winning the Medal Race, Dahlberg/Bergström SWE moved up on the Bronze rank. ----- In the 470 women, Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR won the duel against Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN. Bronze went to Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA. ----- The Olympic nations berth went in the Men to Greece, Russia, China and Turkey, in the Women to Poland, Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Germany. ----- The two Swiss 470s missed the qualification and will have to prepare for the final opportunity at the Genoa Worldcup event in 2020 where one last place will be at stake. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI were only 3 points behind the 6th nation rank. They apparently had difficulties with the prevailing rough conditions. Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI were not too far from selection finishing the Championship on rank 20. ----- The ranking lists and the news.
The Optimist Trofeo Lombardi on Lake Garda continued yesterday with two races and good results of the Swiss team. ----- With the day ranks 5 and 2, Boris Hirsch SUI took the overall lead 4 points ahead of Zeno Marchesini ITA. Weka Banubandh THA advanced on the 3rd place. Lars Dittel SUI, best of the day (1/3) moved up on rank 8. Stach Vleeshowers SUI, Samuel Berther SUI and Yara Roth SUI (second-best girl) followed on the ranks 11, 13 and 15. ----- In the younger Cadetti, Tomaso Picotti ITA is now the sole leader with two race wins yesterday. Erik Scheidt ITA/BRA follows on the 2nd position. ----- The ranking lists.
A F-18 Catamaran raid has been underway in Northern Britany since Wednesday and yesterday, the longest race, a 71nm coastal race, was on the program. The Youth team Arthur Boc-Ho/Laetitia Lefevre FRA reached the finish line after 4hrs 19min with a 6min advantage and moved up on top of the overall rankings. Andreas Lutz/Raymond Schlatter SUI are now on rank 5, Martin Jöhr/Denis Giger SUI advanced on the 13th place. ----- The results and the photos.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, August 8, 2019
For once, the wind on Lake Garda was almost missing and only one of the four Juniores groups could sail one race with Giovanni Gabrielli ITA as winner. Alexander de Weck SUI followed on rank 4. The results. ----- The overall ranking list with the 3 races of the opening day remains unchanged: Zoma Kis HUN, Zeno Marchesini ITA and Lorenzo Ghirotti ITA share the lead. Boris Hirsch SUI follows on rank 10. ----- The event facebook page with photos.
After 7 races, Steve Stroebel/Max Tjarnsved USA are first in the Nacra 18 with a 5 point advantage on Sanne Wielenga/Niels De Haas NED. On top of the Youth Nacra-15 catamaran, Billy Margaux/Leo Morin FRA have now a 10 point lead on Titouan Petard/Marion Declef FRA. Andrea Aschieri/Aurélien Castro SUI follow on rank 17 among the 41 teams. ----- In the Nacra-20, Albert Steenman/Mitchell Steenman NED are on rank 1 with 5 bullets in 7 races, but Nick Elmore/Andrew Wood GBR are only 3 points back and everything can happen in the last races today. Yvan and Mathis Bourgnon SUI remain on 3rd. ----- All ranking lists.