Sailing Switzerland

Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019   

Various classes - Spi Ouest - La Trinité-sur-Mer FRA - Final results, the Swiss

 Various classes - Spi Ouest - La Trinité-sur-Mer FRA - Final results, the Swiss The Spi Ouest Regatta in La Trinité FRA was terminated yesterday with the last races sailed in sun a moderate wind conditions. This classic Spring event at the French Atlantic Coast is one of the best attended competitions, this year with 440 teams in 16 classes.
The Diam-24-Trimaran, of special interest as these boats will again be used for the Tour-de-France à la Voile in July, had 'Bejaflore' of Valentin Bellet FRA as winner ahead of 'Golfe du Morbihan' with Robert Perron FRA and 'EFG Bank' with Pierre Pennec FRA. 'Cheminées Poujoulat' with Robin Follin FRA (without Bernard Stamm SUI) followed on rank 5. The all-female team 'La Boulangère' with Matilde Geron FRA (and Nathalie Brugger SUI and Elodie-Jane Mettraux SUI) followed on rank 11 among the 28 particpants.
In the Grand Surprise yachts (31 teams), François Morane FRA finished first ahead of Olivier Bornet FRA and Valentin Bovey SUI.
In the largest fleet, the J/80s, with 66 teams, Pierre Laouenan FRA and his team was on rank 1 followed by Iker Almandoz ESP.
All ranking lists, the news and the event facebook page with videos.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019   

Esse-Boats - 15-Year-Jubilee

 Esse-Boats - 15-Year-Jubilee Fast, elegant, extremely easy to sail: For 15 years, the fascinating yachts of Esseboats have inspired sailors. The Swiss yacht builder Josef Schuchter developed the Esse 850 together with the Italian designer Umberto Felci in 2004. Josef Schuchter's concept: A sporty boat with above-average sail characteristics and extremely easy handling. The Esse 850 immediately became a huge international success. More...
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, April 22, 2019
Monday, April 22, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Final results - 2x Bronze for Switzerland

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Final results - 2x Bronze for Switzerland Light winds prevailed again on the last day of the Genoa Worldcup event and the Swiss qualified for the Medal Races performed well.
Finishing 2nd in the crucial final race, Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI moved up on rank 3 in the good-quality 470 men fleet. A Bronze Medal went to Maud Jayet SUI in the Lasers Radial thanks to a 3rd race rank yesterday. In the 470 women, the competition ended positively for Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI finishing 4th in the Medal Race and moving up one rank overall on 9th.
All ranking lists and the official report.
Monday, April 22, 2019   

Optimist - Lake Grada Meeting - Riva ITA - Final results

 Optimist - Lake Grada Meeting - Riva ITA - Final results The Lake Garda Optimist Meeting was concluded yesterday with the World Champion Marco Gradoni ITA on rank one thanks to his win in the final race. Richard Schultheis MLT followed on 2nd at equal points. Alex Demurtas ITA finished on 3rd on his home waters. Lukas Schubarth SUI on rank 347 among the 991 participants was the best Swiss. The Juniores ranking list.
Winner in the younger Cadetti (U12) was Erik Scheidt BRA ahead of Amélie Röpke GER and Sofia Bommartini ITA. Philipp Dneprov SUI on rank 39 is the best Swiss among the 91 starters. The Cadetti ranking list.
The final report with all ranking lists and the event facebook page with videos.
Monday, April 22, 2019   

5o5 - Europa-Cup 2019 - Act 1 - Cannes FRA - Final results, the Swiss

 5o5 - Europa-Cup 2019 - Act 1 - Cannes FRA - Final results, the Swiss The stormy Eastwind inhibited racing on the final day of the 5o5 Europacup Round one on Cannes Bay yesterday. Overall winner after four races are therefore Michael Quirk/Tim Needham AUS ahead of the veteran Howie Hamlin with Jeff Nelson USA and Ian Pinell/Russ Clark GBR. The multiple World Champions Hunger/Jess GER on 4th missed the podium by one point. The best Swiss Florian Stauffer/Valéry Jacot SUI finished 15th in the 31 boat fleet from 6 nations.
The ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, April 22, 2019   

A-Cat, Moth, Waszp - Foiling Easter - Campione del Garda ITA - Final results, the Swiss

 A-Cat, Moth, Waszp - Foiling Easter - Campione del Garda ITA - Final results, the Swiss In Campione ITA, the inaugural edition of the ' Foiling Easter' Regatta was concluded yesterday with all three classes present having sailed 9 races.
Dominating winner in the A-Cats was Mischa Heemskerk NED ahead of Emmanuel Dode FRA. In the Moths, Francesco Bruni ITA was first ahead of Carlo De Paoli ITA and Fabian Gielen GER. On top of the one-design WASZPs was Alexander Hogheim NOR ahead of Mael Garnier FRA. Pit Müller SUI, the only Swiss present, finished the series on the 20th place.
The results and the videos.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, April 21, 2019
Sunday, April 21, 2019   

Olympic Wolrdcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 6 - Wagen/Siegwart SUI and Maud Jayet SUI will fight for Medals today

 Olympic Wolrdcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 6 - Wagen/Siegwart SUI and Maud Jayet SUI will fight for Medals today Two Swiss boats have a chance for a Medal in today's last race, and even for the overall victory !
Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI defended their excellent 3rd place in the 470 men during the last fleetrace yesterday. Their backlog on rank 1 is 10 points before the start to the double-point-no-discard Medal Race today. However, ranks 4 and 5 are only 1 point behind ....
With a 5 point backlog on Bronze, Maud Jayet SUI on rank 5 in the Lasers Radial moved another place up yesterday.
Also qualified for the Medal Race are Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI as 10th in the 470 women, and this ahead of the Olympic medalists Kondo/Yoshioka JPN or Lecointre/Retornaz FRA.
The past-Optimist World Champion Nicolas Rolaz SUI finished the Laser Standard competition on rank 60 among the 111 participants.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Beginning on 9h am UTC, the Medal Races can be followed on www.sailing-news.com on livestream, beginning with the 470 women.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, April 20, 2019
Saturday, April 20, 2019   (Image © Sailing Energy)

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 5 - Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI on rank 3

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 5 - Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI on rank 3 The somewhat fresher, but still very unconstant winds seemed to have favored the Swiss team yesterday !
Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI were the best of the day in the 470 men with the ranks 4/4 and moved up on 3rd overall. The qualification for the Medal Race in today's fleetraces must be possible. On the way to the Medal Race is also Maud Jayet SUI in the Lasers Radial on 7th overall. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI on rank 10 in the 470 women will have a hard fight for the top-10 today as the ranks 9-17 are separated by 5 points only ! After a premature start and medium race ranks, Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI on the 21st place clearly missed the Medal Race. A premature start disqualification had Nicolas Rolaz SUI loose several ranks and he will continue the competition today in the Silverfleet.
All ranking lists, the news and the facebook page of the Swiss Team with some video interviews.
Saturday, April 20, 2019   

420 - CIMA - Marseillan FRA - Day 3, the Swiss

 420 - CIMA - Marseillan FRA - Day 3, the Swiss The CIMA in Marseillan FRA went on yesterday with the first two Final Series races of the Gold- and Silverfleets.
Jonathan Steidle/Leonardo Honold GER extended their lead on 11 points with a race win. Finishing 4th, Natascha and Samira Rast SUI moved up on rank 2 as best girls team. Ange Delerce/Thimotée Rossi FRA follow on rank 3. Well positioned are also Maxim Dneprov/Luis Zimmerli SUI on rank 6 and Achille Casco/Eliot Schick SUI as 10th.
The results and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
Saturday, April 20, 2019   

Windsurfing - Swiss Cup - Act 1 - Hyères FRA - Day 1

 Windsurfing - Swiss Cup - Act 1 - Hyères FRA - Day 1 A fresh Eastwind from the shore prevailed on Almanarre Bay yesterday at the traditional season opening of the Swiss Windsurfers. Two Slalom heats were concluded with Toni Wilhelm GER leading one point ahead of the junior Jakob Kooij NED. Richard Stauffacher SUI follows as best Swiss on rank 4 among the 60 participants from 6 nations.
The ranking list.
Saturday, April 20, 2019   

5o5 - Europa-Cup 2019 - Act 1 - Cannes FRA - Day 1, the Swiss

 5o5 - Europa-Cup 2019 - Act 1 - Cannes FRA - Day 1, the Swiss Good sailing conditions with a fresh Eastwind prevailed yesterday in Cannes for the first event of the 5o5 Europacup 2019. Leading after three races are Quirk/Needham AUS one point ahead of Hamlin/Nelson USA. On rank 3 another point behind follow Pinnel/Russ GBR. The best Swiss Stauffer/Jacot SUI are on the 17th place.
The ranking list and the event website.
Saturday, April 20, 2019   

Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day 5 - Franco Niggeler SUI remains on top in the CSA1

 Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day 5 - Franco Niggeler SUI remains on top in the CSA1 The breeze freshened back up to 18-21kn for Friday’s racing at the Voiles de St-Barths, and the CSA 1 – 5 fleets had two races between 12–14nm. Franco Niggeler SUI on 'Kuka3' added two more race wins on his result sheet and lead 3 points ahead of 'Pata Nera'. While the overall podium positions are solidifying across the fleets, the results do not necessarily reflect the close competition.
Here the results, the race day 4 report, the photos of the day and the event website.
Today Saturday is the last day of racing, scheduled to begin at 10 am EST.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, April 19, 2019
Friday, April 19, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 4, the Swiss

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 4, the Swiss Yesterday, the wind conditions at the Wordcup Series in Genoa were again light (5-7kn), but for the first time sufficient for seven of the eight classes present to complete at least one race.
In the 470 men, Kampelmühler/Czajka AUT won the only race ahead of Ichino/Hasegawa JPN and Mantis/Kagialis GRE. Wagen/Siegwart SUI finished on the good 14th place, ahead of the Olympic Champions Belcher/Ryan AUS (rank 17). In the 470 women, Cohen/Lasry ISR ahead of Oliveira/Barbachan BRA and Seabright/Carpenter GBR are the first leaders. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI follow as 4th among the 35 teams.
Three races were held in the Finns with Oscari Muhonen FIN twice on top and clearly leading overall ahead of Jorge Zarif BRA and Alex Muscat ESP. To be noted, that the Finn elite, including Nils Theuninck SUI, refrained from participating.
The Lasers Standard completed their third race and Tonci Stipanovic CRO has taken the overall lead ahead of Duko Bos CRO and Finn Lynch IRL. Nicolas Rolaz SUI advanced on rank 27 among the 112 participants. The Lasers Radial did not sail, and after the only race sailed so far, Line Flem-Höst NOR and Maud Jayet SUI share the lead.
The speed classes complete the Qualification Series today to select the 10 best for tomorrows Medal Races. In the 49ers, Sime Fantela/Mihovil Fantela CRO are on first after 5 races, followed by Botin/Lopez ESP and Gilmour/Gilmour AUS. With the day ranks 2/3/10, Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI moved up on rank 8, ahead of the Olympic Champions Burling/Tuke NZL on rank 10. In the 49ersFX, Odile Van Aanholt/Marieke Jongens NED won all 3 races taking the overall lead ahead of Wester/Netzler SWE and Gross/Klinga SWE.
In the Nacras 17, all team have completed three heats with the experienced duos on top: Saxton/Boniface GBR are first followed by Jones/Saunders NZL and Martinez/Maslivets ESP.
All ranking lists and the news.
Friday, April 19, 2019   

420 - CIMA - Marseillan FRA - Day 2, the Swiss

 420 - CIMA - Marseillan FRA - Day 2, the Swiss After two days, six races have been completed already on the Etang de Berre FRA. Jonathan Steidle/Leonhard Honold GER and Ange Delerce/Timothé Rossi FRA share the lead at equal points. Natascha and Samira Rast SUI are on the excellent 3rd rank. Maxim Dneprov/Luis Zimmerli SUI follow on 7th among the 76 teams.
The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, April 18, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019   

Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Country Cup - Final results

 Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Country Cup - Final results As a prelude to the Optimist Lake Garda Meetings, the Nations Trophy was held with one representative per country racing. After three races, the local Alexis Demurtas ITA was the winner ahead of Caspar Ilgenstein GER and Henrik Puolakka FIN. 36 nations from 5 continents were present. The ranking list. Switzerland did not compete.
The Optimist Meeting begins today with huge fleets as usual: 991 Juniores from 35 nations and 117 Cadetti (U12) will participate. With the Swiss sailing their first Worlds selections in La Rochelle, its delegation is rather small this years.
The event website.
Thursday, April 18, 2019   

Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day 3 - Niggeler SUI defends rank 1

 Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day 3 - Niggeler SUI defends rank 1 Finishing on 3rd only in yesterday's race, 'Kuka3' of Franco Niggeler SUI kept rank 1 overall in the CSA1 division ahead of the day winner 'Pata Negra' one point behind.
For the tricky Round the Island race, local knowledge paid off for the race veterans that knew how to successfully navigate the challenges on the 24–32nm courses around St-Barth’s rocky cliffs in a 12–15kn northeasterly with 30° wind shifts.
Here the results, theresults, the day 3 report, the photos and the event website.
Today is lay day, racing resumes on Friday and lasts until April 20.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 2, the Swiss

Very light winds prevailed on the second day of the Genoa Worldcup event and only the Lasers and the 49ersFX completed one race each in a 5kn breeze.
Tonci Stipanovic CRO and Herrmann Tomasgaard NOR were the winners in their Laser Standard groups with Duko Bos NED and Sergey Komissarov RUS twice on rank 2. Nicolas Rolaz SUI is 46th among the 110 participants.
In the 49ersFX, only one group finished a race and the overall ranking list remains unchanged.
The 49ers completed two races on the opening day, the Nacra 17 one.
The wind forecast is not very promising for the second half of the week.
All ranking lists, the official report and a video of the day.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   

Optimist - Coupe internationale de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Day 3, the Swiss

 Optimist - Coupe internationale de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Day 3, the Swiss The International Optimist Cup in La Rochelle FRA continued yesterday with two races.
Finishing on the ranks 1 and 2, Zou Schemmel FRA was again the best of the day and extended the lead on Axel Grandjean SUI to 6 points. The best girl Lucie Gout FRA follows on 3rd. Boris Hirsch SUI moved up on the 5th place. Samuel Berthier SUI on 7th, as well as Alexander de Weck SUI, Sam Nokes SUI, Simon Mille SUI and Stach Vleeshowers SUI on the ranks 10-14 complete the good Swiss performance. The ranking list.
In the younger Benjamins, split in Gold- and Silverfleet, Charles Trolard FRA and Raphael Allain FRA lead overall ahead of Damien Berthier SUI on the 3rd position. Léa Matter SUI, 2nd-best girl, advanced on the 11th place overall. The Benjamins ranking list.
The event facebook page.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   

Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day 2 - Franco Niggeler SUI stays on top

 Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day 2 - Franco Niggeler SUI stays on top Day 2 delivered a Caribbean-perfect easterly 15-17kn for 1,000 sailors to complete a long-distance race between 21 – 34 miles dependent upon their class at the Voiles de St-Barth. Patterns are forming across seven of the nine classes with consistent 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. 'Kuka' of Franco Niggeler SUI defended her lead in the CSA-1 class with another race win. Here is the day 2 report with all details on the various fleets with photos, the results and the event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   

SSL Nations Gold Cup 2021 - A new era in competitive sailing dawned with the official launch in Lausanne SUI

As from 2021, the Nations Gold Cup shall be held biannually on 47-foot--One-Design-Yachts provided by the organisers. All 144 Member National Authorities of World Sailing have been invited to participate. Up to now, forty countries from all five continents confirmed their participation. A maximum of 48 teams will be able compete in this first edition of the SSL Gold Cup to be held in Switzerland on Lake Neuchâtel and Lake Geneva.
Yesterday, the event was officially launched at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne SUI with the Captains of 20 teams present, a who-is-who in sailing with names such as Robert Scheidt BRA, Paul Cayard USA, Mateusz Kusznierewicz POL, Freddy Lööf SWE, Jochen Schümann GER, Sime Fantela CRO...and more. Eric Monnin will be the Captain of the Swiss team. The make-up of the eleven sailors in each national team will be strictly controlled. Crew are obliged to be passport-carrying nationals in line with the nationality requirements of the Olympic Games.
The news.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   

Blu26, Yardstick, Optimist - Primavera chiglie - CV Lago di Lugano

 Blu26, Yardstick, Optimist - Primavera chiglie - CV Lago di Lugano The traditional 'Primavera Chiglie' on Lake Lugano was well attended this year. Seven, for the Blu26 even 8 races were held within two days.
Michael Klötzli ZYC and his team finished first in the Blu26 winning all heats. In the Racers (Corsa), Andrea Colomba CVLL with his Surprise was on top. Winner in the Cruisers (Crociera) was Gigi de Siris CVLL with a Dynamic Express. Giorgio Passera CVLL was on rank one among the 16 Optimists closely followed by Geo Cavazutti CVLL.
All ranking lists.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   

Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day one - Franco Niggeler SUI leads

 Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day one - Franco Niggeler SUI leads Perfect conditions prevailed yesterday at the start of the 10th anniversary edition of Les Voiles de St-Barth for the 66 entrants in nine classes racing around the west side of St-Barth on racecourses ranging from 24 – 36 nautical miles in 15 – 20 knots of breeze. 'Kuka' of Franco Niggeler SUI leads in the CSA-1 class. Read the day one report with all details on the various fleets and photos, and check-out the results.
The event website.
Racing is planned from April 15 to 20.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, April 15, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act3 - Genua ITA - Start today - the Swiss

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act3 - Genua ITA - Start today - the Swiss The third Olympic Classes Worldcup Regatta begins today in Genoa ITA, the last event of the 2018/9 series that will be concluded in Marseille FRA in early June. Genoa has been selected for the first time by World Sailing instead of Hyères FRA for 2019 to avoid to have two events in the South of France.
Some of the fleets however are not as representative as many top athletes still seem to prefer to go Hyères end of April. 8 of the 10 Olympic Classes will be present in Genoa.
The Swiss delegation includes Maud Jayet SUI (Laser Radial), Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart (470 men), Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI (470 Women), Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI (49er) and Nicolas Rolaz SUI (Laser).
The entry list, the event website and the official preview.
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Final results, the Swiss

 Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Final results, the Swiss Yesterday, the 400 Laser Standard, Radial and 4.7 sailors concluded the Laser Europacup on Hyères Bay with the last races, the windiest ones with a 12-14kn breeze.
Dominik Perkovac CRO remained the clear winner in the Lasers Standard ahead of Nathan Le Pen FRA. Nikita Melnikov RUS followed on rank 3. The best Swiss Cyrill Knecht SUI was on the 27th place.
In the Lasers Radial, Emilios Monos GRE finished on top with Theo Peyre FRA on 2nd. Matisse Pacaud FRA and Julian Hoffmann GER followed tied on the ranks 3 and 4. The best women was Louise Cervera FRA on the 17th position. Gauthier Verhulst SUI, best of the Swiss, was on 27th among the 197 participants.
On rank 1 of the Lasers 4.7 was Lara Himmes ESP. Bendeguz Nagy HUN and Ursula Balas CRO completed the podium. Eliott Raison SUI and Benjamin Dufour SUI followed on the ranks 9 and 10 among the 151 participants.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Monday, April 15, 2019   

J/70 - The Battle - Lindau GER - Final results, the Swiss

 J/70 - The Battle - Lindau GER - Final results, the Swiss The J/70 Battle with 35 teams completing 9 races on Lake Constance was won by Veit Hemmeter GER ahead of Klaus Diesch GER and Nico Mittermaier GER. The best Swiss Tom Studer SUI finished on rank 5, closely followed by David Erismann SUI on 6th. Excellent conditions prevailed with a 3-4 bft Northeasterly ... only the temperatures on almost the freezing point were rather uncomfortable.
The ranking lists and the news.
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Finn, Yngling - Capman Cup - RC Oberhofen - Final results

 Finn, Yngling - Capman Cup - RC Oberhofen - Final results In cool temperatures, but at least without rain, five races could be held over the past weekend on Lake Thoune. The light to medium breeze allowed to complete 3 heats on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.
In the Finns (14 participants), Oliver Wirz YCB was the clear winner ahead of Peter Kilchenmann TYC and Franz Bürgi RCO. Best of the 12 Ynglings was Christoph Bichsel RCO and his team closely followed by Thomas Beck TYC.
The ranking lists and the news.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, April 14, 2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

RS:X-Windsurfer - European & European Youth Championship - El Arenal ESP - Final results, Sanz-Lanz SUI 19th

 RS:X-Windsurfer - European & European Youth Championship - El Arenal ESP - Final results, Sanz-Lanz SUI 19th The European Championship of the Olympic RS:X Windsurfer Class was concluded yesterday with the Medal Races of the ten best and the sail-offs for the rest of the fleets.
Kieran Badloe NED finished the crucial heat of the RS:X men on rank 2 and defended his first place against the race winner, his team mate, the Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI terminated the Championship on the 19th place.
Dutch victory in the RS:X women as well, where Lilian De Geus NRD, winner of the Medal Race, moved up on top ahead of Yunxiu Lu CHN and Emma Wilson GBR. Charline Picon FRA dropped out of the medals on rank 4.
Fabien Pianazza FRA won the title in the Boys just one point ahead of Nicolo Renna ITA. In the Girls, the ranks one and two went to Israel with Naama Gazit ISR 1st and Linoy Geva ISR 2nd. Héloise Macquaert FRA grasped Bronze.
All ranking lists, the event website and the RS:X facebook page.
Sunday, April 14, 2019   (Image © Pierrick Contin)

Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Day 3, Cyrill Knecht SUI

 Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Day 3, Cyrill Knecht SUI After two premature start disqualifications, the leading Mario Novak CRO dropped on rank 11 overall. New on top is Dominik Perkovic CRO, best of the day with the ranks 1 and 2. Nathan Le Pen FRA on the 2nd place is already 19 points behind. Nikita Melnikov RUS and Leonhard Stock GER follow on 3rd and 4th at equal points. Cyrill Knecht SUI slightly improved his ranking and is now 23rd among the 48 participants. The Laser Standard ranking list.
Light winds prevailed yesterday on Hyères Bay during the third day of the Europacup, and only the Lasers Standard could complete two races. The Radials and Lasers 4.7 did not compete. After three races, Emilios Monos GRE is first in the 197-boat Laser Radial fleet. The Lasers 4.7 sailed only the two races of the opening day. Attila Kovac HUN is the leader.
Leichte Winde dominierten auch den dritten Tag des Europacups von Hyères. Einzig die Laser Standard konnten zwei Wettfahrten segeln.
Alle Ranglisten und die Event-Facebook-Seite.
Sunday, April 14, 2019   

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Final results, Mettraux/Gahinet 20th

 Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Final results, Mettraux/Gahinet 20th Winning leg 3 of this two-person team regatta, Yann Eliès FRA/Samantha Davies GBR finished on top of the Sardinha Cup overall rankings, i.e. the inaugural regatta of the new Figaro-3-Class equipped with foils. Lois Berrehar/Thomas Rouxel FRA on rank 2 finished just one point ahead of Xavier Macaire/Achille Nebout FRA on 3rd. Justine Mettraux SUI/Gwénolé Gahinet FRA terminated the 3rd leg as 19th and are 20th overall.
The results and the final report.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, April 13, 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

RS:X-Windsurfer - European & European Youth Championship 2019 - El Arenal ESP - Day 4, Mateo Sanz Lanz 19th

 RS:X-Windsurfer - European & European Youth Championship 2019 - El Arenal ESP - Day 4, Mateo Sanz Lanz 19th The last Final Series races yesterday were held in a 10-12kn very unsteady Palma seabreeze filling in late in the morning.
Before today's Medal Races, Kiran Badloe NED is the new leader in the RS:X men 13 points ahead of the Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED. Thomas Goyard FRA and Louis Giard FRA on 3rd and 4th will fight for Bronze today.
In the RS:X women, Yunxiu Lu CHN starts to the crucial race with a 7 point lead over Charline Picon FRA. Lilian de Geus NED and Emma Wilson GBR on the ranks 3 and 4 have also an option for a Medal.
The first four in the RS:X boys are separated by 7 points only. Fabien Pianazza FRA leads 3 points ahead of Nicolo Renna ITA. Vardimon Tomer ISR follows 3 more points behind.
In the RS:X girls, the title will be decided between Héloise Macquaert FRA and Naama Gazit ISR 2 points back.
The Medal Races are scheduled to begin at 11h UTC today Saturday.
All results and the daily news.
Saturday, April 13, 2019   (Image © Pierrick Contin)

Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Day 2, the Swiss

 Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Day 2, the Swiss Lull conditions prevailed yesterday at the Laser Europacup in Hyères and only the Standards and Radial completed at least one race that stirred the ranking lists up.
The new leader in the Standards is Mario Novak CRO 4 points ahead of Nathan Le Pen FRA on 2nd. Dominik Perkovic CRO advanced on rank 3. Cyrill Knecht SUI dropped on rank 32.
In the Radials, Emilios Monos GRE is new on top thanks to a race win. Antonio Persico ITA follows 2 points behind. Matteo Paulon ITA is 3rd. Louise Cervera FRA is the best girl on the 5th place. Antonis Asonitis SUI decended on rank 22. Gauthier Verhulst SUI was on the way up thanks to 7th race rank and is now 27th.
Attila Kovacs HUN is first in the Laser 4.7 after the two races of the opening day. The best Swiss is Eliott Raison SUI on the 18th position.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Saturday, April 13, 2019   (Image © Baptiste Blanchard)

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 3 - Day 2 -Justine Mettraux SUI

 Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 3 - Day 2 -Justine Mettraux SUI 61nm are left for Yann Eliès FRA/Samantha Davies GBR still leading this morning UTC in leg 3 of the Sardinha Cup and now also in command in the overall rankings. New on rank 2 aXavier Macaire/Achille Nebout FRA 2nm behind. On rank 3 followed Arthur Levaillant/Pascal Bidegorry FRA. Justine Mettraux/Gwenole Gahinet FRA remain on the 20th place with a 9nm backlog.
The winds yesterday were very light and the Foiling Figaro 3 yachts could not fly.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Saturday, April 13, 2019   

Mini 650 - Plastimo Lorient Mini - Lorient FRA - Day 1, the Swiss

 Mini 650 - Plastimo Lorient Mini - Lorient FRA - Day 1, the Swiss In Lorient FRA, the Mini 650 season was kicked off with the first race of the year, the Lorient Mini for two-person teams over 215nm. By this morning UTC, 70nm were completed, mostly in very light winds with Frédéric Denis/Luke Berry FRA leading the 68 boat fleet, just one mile ahead of François Jambou/Pascal Fievet FRA. On rank 30 followed Mathieu Gobet/Fred Moreau SUI with a 9nm backlog. Juliette Graf SUI/Olivier Desport FRA are on rank 48.
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Sailing Switzerland – Friday, April 12, 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019   (Image © Sailing Energy)

RS:X-Windsurfer - European & European Youth Championship 2019 - El Arenal ESP - Day 3, Mateo Sanz Lanz SUI

 RS:X-Windsurfer - European & European Youth Championship 2019 - El Arenal ESP - Day 3, Mateo Sanz Lanz SUI Louis Giard FRA defended his lead in the RS:X men windsurfers 7 points ahead of Kiran Badloe NED. The Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED is on the 3rd place. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI slightly improved his ranking on 24th.
In the RS:X women, Charline Picon FRA had a mediocre day and dropped on rank 3. Yunxiu Lu CHN is the new leader with a 5 point lead on Maia Dziarnowska POL.
In the Youth boys' fleet, Fabien Pianazza FRA is still on first, but his advanted on Nicola Tenna ITA, winner of all heats yesterday, melted on one point. Vardimon Tomer ISR follows on rank 3. The new leader in the girls is Naama Gazit ISR just one point ahead of the trio Natasa Lappa CYP, Linoi Geva ISR and Héloise Macquaert FRA.
Three races were completed split in Gold- and Silverfleets in a good seabreeze of 12 to 15kn having filled in after some delays in the morning.
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Friday, April 12, 2019   

Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Day 1, the Swiss

 Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Day 1, the Swiss Attila Kovacs HUN and Ana Clavero ESP share rank 1 in the Lasers 4.7 (151 participants, 14 nations) with the day ranks 1 and 2 in their groups. One point behind followsw Lara Himmes ESP. Eliott Raison SUI, the best Swiss, is on rank 19.
In the Lasers Radial (191 participants, 24 nations, 4 continents), Matisse Pacaud FRA won both races in his group and leads one point ahead of Matteo Paulon ITA on rank 2. Paul Hameeteman NED follows on 3rd. The best Swiss Antonis Asonitis SUI is on the 11th place.
In the Lasers Standard , Mario Novak CRO is on top in front of Nathan Le Pen FRA and Philip Walkenbach GER. Cyrill Knecht SUI is 16th among the 48 participants.
Moderate winds prevailed on Hyères Bay during the opening day and all three classes could sail 2 races each.
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Friday, April 12, 2019   

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 3 - Day 1, Justine Mettraux SUI

 Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 3 - Day 1, Justine Mettraux SUI 31 two-person teams were finally ready to start to the third and last leg of the Sardinha Cup yesterday in moderate winds around 10kn. This morning UTC, the Figaro 3 fleet was still closely together with the Vendée Globe skippers Yann Eliès FRA/Samantha Davies GBR on first one mile ahead of Corentin Douget/Corentin Horeau FRA and Arthur Levaillant/Pascal Bidegorry FRA neck and neck. Justine Mettraux SUI/Gwenolé Gahinet FRA are on 17th with a 2nm backlog.
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