The Imperia Winter Regatta ended yesterday with the final races sailed in light winds. ----- David Bergher/Lukas Mähr AUT continued the winning streak in the 470s as clear overall first ahead of Lukas Kampelmühler/Thomas Csajka AUT. Yves Mermod/Cyrill Schüpbach SUI followed on rank 3, Sophie Mosegaard/Fiona Schärer SUI adanced on rank 6. ----- The 420 Open regatta ended with a French trio on top : Lucas Teillet/Maxim Pisseloup FRA finished first ahead of Ange Delerce/Timothée Rossi FRA. Maxim Dneprov/Luis Zimmerli SUI decended on rank 4. Simon Kaiser/Nik Burkhard SUI moved up on the 8th place, and also Ben Tresky/Yannik Kuster SUI and Alexandre Grognuz/Simeo Vollmer SUI improved their positions on 14th and 15th among the 83 participants. ----- Margherita Barro/Matilde Parladori ITA defended their first place in the 420 women. Elsa Watrin/Caroline Sonneville FRA and Anna Riekhof/Charlotte Sperling GER completed the podium. ----- The event website with ll ranking lists and the facebook page with videos.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, December 9, 2019
As every year, the International St-Nicolas Regatta in Pula CRO attracted large number of participants. ----- Winner among the 383 Optimists from 19 nations was Lisa Vucetti ITA ahead of the tied Alex Demurtas ITA and Zou Schemmel FRA. Best Swiss was Michelangelo Cerchiari SUI as 28th. The Optimist ranking list.----- After three races in the Lasers 4.7, Alenka Valencic SLO was on first ahead of Alessandro Bosso ITA and Lorenzo Fonda ITA. Louis Oldani SUI finished 17th. The World Champion Anja Von Allmen SUI remained on the 27th place among the 102 participants with the ranks 4/bfd/2. The Laser 4.7 ranking list. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Georgios Papadakos GRE won all 4 races. Julius Hebel CYP and Matija Relijanovic CRO completed the podium. Neil Schranz SUI finished 38th among the 65 participants. ----- In the small Laser Standard fleet, Bozidar Golubic CRO was the winner. ---- All ranking lists.
Laser Standard & Radial, var. classes - Semana Olimpica de Vela - Gran Canaria ESP - Final results, the Swiss
Another three races were sailed on the final day of the Semana Olympica in Las Palmas ESP. ----- Marit Bouwmeester NED was the superior winner in the Lasers Radial 9 points ahead of Alison Young GBR. Alfonso Fernandez ESP finished 3rd. Rosine Baudet SUI terminated the event on rank 29. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Milivoj Dukic MNE defended rank 1 ahead of Giovanni Cocolutto ITA at equal points. Joaquin Blanco ESP followed as 3rd. Cyril Knecht SUI was 24th. ----- All ranking lists (8 classes participated) and the event facebook page.
Another big Optimist Regatta - the Trofeo Ciutat de Palma - was organised over the past weekend on Majorica ESP. The 282 Optimists completed 3 races with Jaime Ayarza ESP as winner ahead of Carl Krause GER and Stach Vleeshouwers SUI. Boris Hirsch SUI followed on rank 21. ----- The Optimist ranking list. ----- In all other classes, the fleets were Spanish only. ----- Here all ranking lists, the report (In Spanish) and the videos.
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Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, December 8, 2019
Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Final results - Gold for NZL, NED and ITA, Schneiter/Cujean SUI 21st
This Sunday morning UTC, two fleet races and the Medal Race concluded the 2019 World Championships of the Olympic 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 Classes in Auckland NZL. ----- Having come strongly from behind during the event, Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL finally secured their 5th World Champions title in the 49ers. Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER grasped Silver, Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR Bronze. ----- Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI finished the Championship on rank 21. ----- In the 49ersFX, capsizing of the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA (photo) decided the title in favour of Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED. Bronze went to Ida Baad-Nielsen/Marie Thusgaard DEN. ----- In the Nacras17, Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA defended their lead earning Gold ahead of Lin Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN and Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS. ----- The news with link to all ranking lists, videos and photos.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, December 7, 2019
After the last Qualification Series races held in a light 5kn breeze yesterday at the SSL Final on the Bahamas, Mateusz Kusznierewicz POL/Bruno Prada BRA remained on rank 1 with a race win and qualified directly for the Final of the best four. Diego Negri ITA/Frithjof Kleen GER on rank 2 are qualified for the Semi Final. The ranks 3 to 10 will sail the Quarter Final today with the best five qualified for the Semi Final. ----- Surprisingly, the English Laser Olympic campaigner Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR with Kilian Weise GER as crew defended the 3rd place ahead of the past Starboat World Champions Melleby NOR/Revkin USA, Cayard/Trinter USA and Percy GBR/Ekström SWE on the ranks 4 to 6. On rank 7 follows the Snipe World Champion Henrique Haddad BRA with mit Henry Boening BRA and also on rank 8 is another non-Starboat team, the Finn Junior Champion Muhonen FIN with Kushnir UKR to qualifiy for the Quarter Final. Ranks 9 and 10, Rohart/Ponsot FRA and Doyle/Infelise USA are both past World Champions. ------ Among the prominent eliminated are Pepper NZL/Trouche BRA, Mirsky AUS/O'Leary IRL or Lööf SWE/Fatih USA. Holowesko BAH/Burger SUI remained on rank 23. ----- The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Light winds prevailed at the Imperia Winter Regatta kicked-off on Thursday with the 470s. Yesterday, the 420s joined the regatta as well. ----- After 5 races, Bergher/Mähr AUT are first in the 470s (unfortunately only in facebook quality) 3 points ahead of Kampelmühler/Csajka AUT. On rank 3 follows the first Mixed-Team Vita Heathcote/Ryan Orr GBR. Yves Mermod/Cyril Schüpbach SUI on rank 5 are the best Swiss team among the 12 entrants. ----- In the 420s Open, Ange Delerce/Timothée Rossi FRA are first after 2 races ahead of Lucas Teillet/Maxim Pisseloup FRA. Excellent 3rd (with a race win) are Maxim Dneprov/Luis Zimmerli SUI. 86 teams participate. ----- In the 420 women, Margerita Barro/Matilda Parladori ITA are first ahead of Anna Riekhof/Charlotte Sperling GER and Johanna Schmidt/Hanna Schranzhofer AUT. ----- The event facebook page with ranking lists, photos and videos, as well as the event website without pertinent informationen.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, December 6, 2019
The Final Series at the Olympic High-Performance Class Worlds in Auckland began yesterday with three races per class. ----- Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER defended the lead in the 49ers, 9 points ahead of Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL. Already 32 points is the backlog of Lucas Rual/Emile Amoros FRA, best of the day (1/4/6) advancing on rank 3. ----- Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI booked a 2nd race rank and moved up on rank 13, still fighting for the Medal Race of the 10 best. ----- In the 49ersFX, Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA extended their lead on 11 points. The best of the day (2/6/1) Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED are new on rank 2. ----- Jumping on 3rd are the past Optimist World Champion Tina Lutz GER with Susann Beucke GER. ----- Leader change in the Nacra 17: Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA have taken the lead 11 points ahead of Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS. The former leaders John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR are down on 3rd. ----- The event website with links to the results and the latest reports as well as videos.
As best of the day (3/3/6), Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR/Kilian Weise GER advanced on rank 8. The former leaders Diego Negri ITA/Frithjof Kleen GER however, had a bad day with the ranks ocs/21/12 and descended on rank 3. The new overall leaders are Mateusz Kusznierewicz POL/Bruno Prada BRA 10 points ahead of Ian Percy GBR/Anders Ekström SWE. ----- Mark Holowesko BAH/Christoph Burger SUI remained on rank 23. ------ With 6-10kn, this was the first day at the SLL Final with lighter winds during the three races held, allowing the less experienced VIP youngsters to mark theire presence. ----- Today, the Qualification Series will be concluded with another three races. The 10 best will participate in the Finals on Saturday. With the ranks 9 to 13 within 10 points, the fight for the cut will be fierce. ----- The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Thr traditional 470/420 Imperia Winter Regatta begins today at the Italian Riviera coast. ----- In the 470, 18 teams from 7 nations, among them 5 Swiss teams, are on the entry list. ----- The 420 fleets are big with 85 male and 42 female teams. The best Swiss teams are on the lists of participants. ----- The entry lists and the event website.
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Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, December 5, 2019
The High-Performance-Class World Championship Qualification Series in Auckland NZL have been completed this morning UTC with 8, respectively 9 races. ----- In the 49ers, Erik Heil/Thomas Ploessel GER have taken the lead one point ahead of Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL. Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT remained on rank 3. ----- Mediocre day for Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI, dropping on rank 17. Already qualified as nation, they have to finish in the top-5 to fulfill the requirements of Swiss Olympic as well. ----- In the 49ersFX, the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA extended their advantage on the tied Helene Naess/Marie Roenningen NOR and Kimberly Lim/Cecilia Low SGP to 14 points. ----- In the Nacra 17, John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR defended their lead 2 points ahead of Vittorio Bissarro/Maelle Frascari ITA on 2nd. New on rank 3 are Nathan Outteridge/Haylee Outteridge AUS. ----- The event website with reports and links to the results and videos.
The experienced Starboat teams ruled the show at the SSL Final on the Bahamas yesterday in the fresh up to 20kn wind, and the three races held were won by Negri/Kleen ITA/GER, Percy/Ekström GBR/SWE and Cayard/Trinter USA. First on the interim ranking list are Diego Negri/Frithjof Kleen with the ranks 1/2/4. Mateusz Kusznierewicz/ Bruno Prada POL/BRA follow 8 points behind. Paul Cayard/Phil Trinter are on rank 3. Still on a positive streak are the young Finn sailors Oskari Muhonen/Vitalii Kushnir FIN/UKR on rank 6. ----- Mark Holowesko/Christoph Burger BAH/SUI remained on rank 23. ----- The results and the news.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, December 4, 2019
The Star Sailors League Final on the Bahamas began yesterday with two races held in moderate but very shifty winds. Eidvind Melleby NOR/Joshua Revkin USA have taken the lead with the ranks 2 and 4, followed by Diego Negri ITA/Frithjof Kleen GER. A surprise is the Finn Junior World Champion Oskari Muhonen FIN with Vitalii Kushnir UKR who finished day one on the 3rd place. ----- Mark Holowesko BAH/Christoph Burger SUI follow on rank 23. ----- The results, the news and the video summary.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, December 3, 2019
A 25-30kts breeze from the North, swinging to the West with gusts above 70kts prevailed for most of day one of the combined 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 World Championships in Auckland NZL. Racing was cancelled for the day for the 49erFX and Nacra17, while the 49ers started racing at 3:30 when the breeze settled down to 8-10 kts from offshore. ----- Clear leaders after 2 races are Erik Heil/Thomas Ploessel GER (ranks 1 and 2) ahead of Kevin Fischer/Yann Jauvin FRA (5/1) and Bart Lambrieux/Pim van Vugt NED (3/4). ----- The America's Cup, Olympic and World Champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL are 11th, Sebastian Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI, the only Swiss in Auckland, 14th. ----- The 49er results. ----- For the first time, a public TV station transmits the competition full-length live against a modest fee. ----- The event website.
Last Saturday, Swiss Windsurfing terminated the 2019 season with the Annual General Assembly followed by Closing Party. On this occasion, the winners of the Annual Championships were proclaimed, and as in 2018, the Stauffacher siblings were the superior domintors. Richard Stauffacher finished on top of the Slalom as well as the Course Racing category. His sister Franziska grasped both titles in the Women category. ----- The report with links to all ranking lists.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, December 2, 2019
With a 44-foot performance cruiser equipped with gennaker, experienced instructors from the Sailing School in Thunersee offer blue water miles and training trips on Tyrrhenian Sea. A 300nm will be covered by week allowing to fulfull the mileage required for the Sea Certificate of 1000 sm efficiently. Res Bienz and Wladimir Leuenberger direct this course during 4 weeks in spring and autumn respectively ----- More details here.
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Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, December 1, 2019
Sun and light winds prevailed on Lake Constance yesterday and the temperatures just above freezing level made the "Icy" really frostbiting. Winner on the long course was Thomas Begher GER with his Longtze ahead of Franco Barletta SUI on a Solaris 36 OD and Beat Graf SUI on a New Compact. 62 teams completed the race. The results of the short course race was not yet posted this morning. ----- The event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, November 30, 2019
Season closing on Lake Constance with the 'Eiserne' regatta. Almost 200 boats are on the entry list with a rather cold weekend to expect. A moderate breeze promises at least good racing conditions. ----- The event website with entry lists.
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Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, November 28, 2019
At closing date one month before the start to the 75th Sydney-Hobart Race, the fourth-largest fleet in the history of the race has entered. 164 teams, not only from Australia, but also Great Britain, Ireland, France, China, Hungary, Poland, Hong Kong and USA, will be on the starting lines on Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day. The favorites are once more the Super-Maxis 'Wild Oats XI', the multiple winner, challenged by the 100 Footers 'Black Jack', 'Comanche' or 'Infotrack'. No Swiss among the participants this year. ----- The preview.
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Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, November 27, 2019
The Oceania Championships of the Olympic speed classes - the final tune-up for the forthcoming World Championships - were concluded in Auckland this morning UTC. ----- As best of the day in the 49er Goldfleet, Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP replaced Benjamin Bidstein/David Hussl AUT on top with the same number of points. Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL moved up on rank 3. ----- Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI, having missed the three races of day one, finished on the 56th final rank sailing in the Bronzefleet. The 49er ranking list. ----- Change on top of the 49erFX, where Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL moved up on rank 1 ahead of Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA. Patricia Suarez/Nicole Van der Velden ESP advanced on the 3rd place. The Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA did not compete in the three final races and dropped on rank 20. ----- In the Nacra 17, Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR were the clear winners ahead of Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA and Thomas Zajac/Barbara Matz AUT. ----- The event website with all ranking lists.