Yesterday, the Quarterfinals were sailed in Shanghai, and today, Wednesday, the Semfinals were held already. At 6h a.m UTC, the best four are on the water for the Finals. ----- Claire Leroy FRA leads 2-0 over Johanna Bergquist for victory, and in the Petite Final between Celia Willison NZL and Clare Costanzo AUS, the interim result is the same. The final ranking list will be available during the morning UTC. ----- The results and the news.
International Sailing – Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Daniela Moroz USA won the Women Kitefoil Racing Gold defeating Julia Damasiewicz POL. Elena Kalinina RUS secured Bronze. ----- Organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), 97 countries are at the first ever 2019 competition which features 14 disciplines in 13 sports, all non-Olympic events different from the Tokyo 2020 program and are gender equal. ----- The news and the results. ----- Today Wednesday, the Men will held the semi-finals. With Nicolas Parlier FRA and Florian Gruber GER already through, the 12 highest qualifying competitors from the opening series races will battle it out for two remaining places in the final.
International Sailing – Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Dominant a prominent winner of the 53rd edition of the Trofeo d'Amicizia on Lake Garda was Torvar Mirsky AUS with Peter O'Leary IRL as crew winning four of the five races held. Luca Modena/Sergio Lambertenghi ITA followed on rank 2. ----- 18 teams from 6 nations participated. Fresh Peler (Northwind) early in the morning and a moderate Ora (Southwind) in the afternoon provided for ideal racing conditions. ----- The results and reports on the Swiss Star Class website.
The 2019/20 Australian 18-Footer League on Sydney Harbour was kicked off last Sunday with new boats and new teams. Winner of race 1 in the Spring Series, sailed in light winds, was 'Noakesailing' with Sean Langman/Ed Powys/Nathan Edwards AUS 32sec ahead of 'Kitchenmaker' with Jordan Girdis/Lachlan Doyle/Tom Quigley AUS. During the whole summer, 18-Footer racing with spectator boats and betting activities is an important entertainment in the Australian metropole. The news, the ranking list and the video replay of the live coverage.
The pairings completed after the Repechage yesterday, the Quarterfinals are being sailed this morning UTC in Shanghai CHN, and Johanna Bergquist SWE is already qualified for the Semifinal after defeating Margot Vennin FRA 3-0. In a second Quarterfinal, Claire Constanzo AUS leads 2-1 over Margot Riou FRA. Celia Willison NZL vs Lea Richter DEN and Pauline Courtois FRA vs Ekaterina Chaschchina RUS are the other matches. ----- The results and the daily news.
International Sailing – Monday, October 14, 2019
The 80-Foot-Maxi 'Way of life' with the two-times Finn Olympian Gasper Vincec SLO steering finished first in front of the Open 60 'Shining' of Milos Radonijc CRO and the RC44 of Iztok Krumpt CRO. ----- Very light winds of 3kn max prevailed during the 51st edition of the Barcolana in Trieste ITA with only 1076 teams finishing the shortened race. ----- The ranking list, the news and the event facebook page.
On the ranks 1 to 4 and qualified for the Quarter Final at the end of the Round Robin in Shanghai CHN are Pauline Courtois FRA (10-1), Johanna Bergquist SWE (9-2), Celia Wilson NZL (9-2) and Margot Riou FRA (8-3). The ranked 5th to 10th will sail the Repechage today for the remaining four Quarter Final places. ----- Light winds prevailed yesterday. ----- The results and the news.
International Sailing – Sunday, October 13, 2019
Gianluca Perego ITA with Carlo Fracassoli ITA as helmsman defended his leader position in the final two races of the Melges 24 Worlds on Sardinia yesterday, earning the second title after 2017. Bruce Ayres USA advanced on rank 2. Andrea Pozzi ITA and his team completed the podium. ----- The results and the news.
After the final two races of the Snipe World Championship in Brazil yesterday, Henrique Haddad BRA, former 470 Olympian, with Gustavo Nascimento BRA as crew, moved up on rank 1 and grasped the Champions title. Only one point behind follow Alexandre Paradeda/Gabriel Kieling BRA on rank 2. Damian Camps/Jordi Triay ESP had to content themselves with rank 3. ----- The results and the final report.
At 9.30 UTC in Trieste ITA this morning, the start to the Barcolana with over 2'000 boats on the starting line will be given. Among the prominent starter this year are Dee Caffari GBR and Sally Barkow USA. The wind however will most probably be absent according to the forecast. A preview. ----- For one week now, supporting acts to the Barcolana have been underway. Among other events, the new Olympic discipline Mixed Offshore was on the program. Seven national teams (AUT, BEL, FRA, AUS, ESP, USA, ITA) sailed on the new L30 yachts with Lisa Berger/Christian Kargl AUT as winner. The news. A ranking list was not posted. ----- The event website.
Act 3 of the International Women Matchrace Circuit in Shanghai began with a flawless day one for the World Ranking number one Pauline Courtois FRA winning all five races. Johanna Bergquist SWE and Margot Vennin FRA follow behind with 3-0 scores. ------ The news with results.
International Sailing – Saturday, October 12, 2019
The situation on top of the rankings at the Melges 24 World on Sardinia ITA is fully open before the last three races to be held today Saturday with Gianluca Perego (helmsman Carlo Fracassoli ITA) on first, one point ahead of Andrea Pozzi ITA on 2nd and Bruce Ayers USA, another 2 points back on 3rd. ----- Three races were held yesterday in a moderate seabreeze. ----- The results and the daily news.
Jens Christensen DEN and his team defended the lead at the Dragon Anniversary Regatta off San Remo ITA in the two races held yesterday. Pieter Heerema NED followed 7 points behind. Christian Wieland GER won a race and advanced on the 3rd place. ----- Moderate 10 to 12 kn winds prevailed on the final day of the Jubilee event. ----- All ranking lists and the news.
Leader change again at the Snipe Worlds in Brazilia with Damian Camps/Jordi Triay ESP one point ahead of the previous first Henrique Haddad/Gustavo Nascimento BRA before the final two races of today. Mario Jesus/Gabriel Borges BRA on 3rd are already 9 points behind. ----- Moderate winds around 12kn prevailed yesterday and the discard became effective after the two races sailed. ----- The results and the daily news.
Winning the European Match Race Tour Final last week, Eric Monnin SUI reclaimed the top of the Match Race World Rankings ahead of Nick Egnot-Johnson NZL and Ian Williams GBR on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- In the Women Rankings, Pauline Courtois FRA keeps rank 1. Alexa Bezel SUI is now on the 20th place. ----- The ranking lists.
International Sailing – Friday, October 11, 2019
With the day ranks 1/2/2, Carlo Fracassoli ITA and his team took the overall lead ahead of Bruce Ayers USA 3 points back on 2nd. Andrea Pozzi ITA is down on rank 3. ----- The full program with three races was completed in an up to 20kn wind at the Melges 24 Worlds on Sardinia. ----- The results and the news.
International Sailing – Thursday, October 10, 2019
No racing on the second day of the Melges 24 Worlds due to lack of wind, but nevetheless, important changes in the overall rankings occurred. After protests, the Jury reinstated two alleged premature starters, among them Michael Goldfarb USA, who took the overall lead ahead of Andrea Pozzi ITA and his team. Tinu Toniste EST is now 3rd. ----- The ranking list and the news.
Winning the only race of the day at the Snipe Worlds in Brazil, Louis Soubie/Diego Lipszyc ARG have taken the overall lead ahead of Ricardo Fabini/Florencia Parnizari URU and Asher Zitterer/Watt Duffy USA. 70 teams from 14 nations and 3 continents are racing. Very light and unstable winds impeded again the program. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
International Sailing – Wednesday, October 9, 2019
The favorite Andrea Pozzi ITA (with Michele Ivaldi ITA) is the first leader at the Melges 24 World Championship started on Sardinia with three races yesterday. Tönu Toniiste EST and Gianluca Perego ITA follow on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- 61 teams from 14 nations participate. ----- The results and the event website
Split in two fleets, the 186 Dragons sailed the first two races of the Anniversary Regatta yesterday in moderate conditions and sun off San Remo ITA. ----- First leader in the Fleet A is Mike Hayles GBR, tied with Jeroen Leenen UAE. ----- In the Fleet B, Goggin Murphy IRL is on top ahead of Jens Christensen DEN. ----- The ranking lists, the daily news and the video. ----- Today, special races are on the program: one race with all 187 Dragons on the starting line, a Women Regatta and a Race of the Champions with all former Olympic, World and Continental medalists (from all classes).
One race was held on the opening day of the 2019 Snipe World Championship in Ilhabela BRA with Asher Zittrer/Watt Duffy USA (LYC) as winners ahead of Naoki Inoue/Masataka Kojima JPN (SSSM) and Rafael Gagliotti/Henrique Wisniewski BRA (ICS). ----- 70 teams from 11 nations are competing. ----- After some postponements, the fleet departed in a light 6-8kn Southwind under overcast skies and drizzle. ----- The results, the news, the Snipe facebook page and the event website.
The Star Fleet Basle held their Annual Championship on the Alster in Hamburg GER on the occasion of the Erhard-Brinkmann-Memorial Trophy of the NRV, together with the Dragons and 5.5metre. ----- Winner after six races were Helge and Jesper Spehr GER ahead of Kurt and Markus Scheidegger SUI and Fleming Sörensen/Finn Hoff DEN. ----- 18 teams, among them 7 Swiss, participated. ----- The ranking lists and the news (germ.) (PDF).
International Sailing – Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Too much wind yesterday in San Remo ITA and racing was cancelled for the day at 1 p.m. UTC. The forecast for today looks more accommodating. ----- The news.
Farr 40 - 2019 Farr 40 World Championship - Long Beach CA - Final Results, Vince Brun and Drew Freides winners
'Far Niente' of Drew Freides/Vince Brun, Los Angeles, CA, USA, newcomer in the Farr 40 class, grasped the World Champions title 3 points ahead of the defending champion 'Struntje Light' of Wolfgang Schaefer, Lueneburg, GER. 'Edake' of Jeff Carter Sydney, NSW, AUS, winner in the Corinthian rankings, followed another 5 points back. ----- The Championship took place in the waters off Long Beach, south of Alamitos Bay Harbor in an initial 20kn breeze on the opening day, settling to an average 10-12kn as the regatta carried on. ----- The results, the news and the www.lbyc.org/]Long Beach YC website[/URL].
The World Champion Mischa Hemskeerk NED dominated the German A-Cat National Championship on Lake Garda winning 6 of the 8 races held over the past weekend. Paul Kohlhoff GER and Sandro Caviezel SUI completed the podium. 48 participants from 10 nations were present. ----- The ranking list part 1 and part 2.
International Sailing – Monday, October 7, 2019
Théo De Ramecourt FRA was the superior winner of the Foil-Kite World Series Final in Cagliari ITA ahead of Nico Parlier FRA and Connor Bainbridge GBR. The overall World Series title went to Axel Mazella FRA, as Toni Vodisek SLO, winner of all 2019 events so far, was forced to retire from the competition with a shoulder injury. ----- Daniela Moroz USA on rank 18 was once more the best of the 24 woman competing in the mixed fleet. She won not only the Sardinia Grand Slam but also the World Series title, the only big Trophy she did not get so far in her young career. Julia Damasiewicz POL and Breiana Whitehead AUS finished as 2nd and 3rd in the female rankings. ----- The fresh Mistral breeze from the shore and flat waters made racing extremely fast with top speeds above 40kn. ----- The ranking lists and the final report.
Pierrick Amizet FRA replaced Juan Garcia ESP on rank one in the Lasers Radial after the final two races of the Euro-Master-Series on the Etang de Berre near Martigues held in a fresh Mistral breeze. Jean-Luc Dreyer SUI followed on rank 3 in this largest fleet with 35 participants. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Jean-Pierre Vogtensperger FRA finished first ahead of Beat Heinz SUI. ----- Christelle Marsault FRA mastered the small Laser 4.7 fleet. ----- All ranking lists and the event website.
'Team Aqua' of Chris Bake GBR (tactics Cameron Appleton NZL) was the dominating winner of the Cascais RC44 Cup Act ahead of 'Team Nika' of Vladimir Prosikhin RUS (with Tom Slingsby AUS). On rank 3 followed 'Charisma' of Nico Poons MON (with John Kostecki USA). ----- A fresh breeze exceeding 20kn made racing spectacular on the final day of the Cascais event. ----- The ranking list and the final report. ----- With this victory, 'Team Aqua' took the overall lead in the annual rankings just one point ahead of 'Team Nika' before the final Act in Palma de Mallorca ESP.
The Croatia FD National Championship in Pula CRO was concluded yesterday with two races. With two race wins, Andras Suli/David Papp HUN replaced Tin and Robin Matulja CRO on top of the rankings. Stephan Fels/Ulf Hügel SUI finished 3rd. ----- The ranking list.
On the past weekend, the European Match Racing Tour was concluded with the fifth and last event in Sibenik CRO. Eric Monnin SUI and his team defeated the Round Robin winner Maxime Mesnil FRA in the Final. ----- The results.
After 5 races on Lake Constance over the past weekend, Tom Studer SUI and his team finished first one point ahead of Stefan Hessberger GER. Urs Oldani SUI and Matthias Birrer followed on the ranks 8 and 9 among the 19 teams. ----- The ranking list.
International Sailing – Sunday, October 6, 2019
With Toni Vodisek SLO, overall Worldcup leader eliminated due to an injury, the French are dominating the competition in Cagliari ITA. Théo de Ramecourt FRA slightly extended his lead on Nico Parlier FRA rank 2. Axel Mazella FRA follows on the 4th position and is on a safe track to win the 2019 Worldcup. ----- Daniela Moroz USA, rank 16 overall, remains by far the best women among the 64 participants from 19 nations and 4 continents. ----- An up to 20kn breeze from the shore prevailed again during the Foil-Kite Worldcup Final on Sardinia. ----- The results, the news and the videos.
In the Lasers Standard, Beat Heinz SUI winning the only race of yesterday joined the leading Jean-Pierre Vogtensperger FRA on rank 1. In the Lasers Radial, Juan Garcia ESP moved on the first place, closely followed by Pierrick Amizet FRA and Jean-Luc Dreyer SUI. ----- The strong Mistral breeze on the Etang de Berre near Martigue FRA limited the program to one race yesterday after the three races of day one. ----- The results.
Yesterday, Panwa Boonak THA remained on top overall at the joint Asia/Oceania Optimist Championship in Oman ahead of Weka Bhanubandh THA. New on rank 3 is Guilherme Menezes BRA. ----- Good conditions prevailed during the first Final Series races. ----- The photos, the event facebook page and the event website, unfortunately without ranking list.
Eidvind Melleby NOR/Joshua Revkin USA defended the first place in the last three races held on Lake Gull in a moderate 12kn breeze yesterday at the inofficial World Championship of wooden Starboats. Lars Grael BRA/Arnis Baltins USA and Artur Anosov/Dave Ceasar USA earned Silver and Bronze. Mark Reynolds/Hal Haenel USA - Star-Olympic Champions 1992 - advanced on rank 7 on the final day. ----- The results and the news.
International Sailing – Saturday, October 5, 2019
The full program was held yesterday at the Voiles de St-Tropez in favorable wind conditions. High attention was on the duel on top of the big IRC racers between the J-Class 'Velsheda' of Bob Henshaw GBR and 'Rambler' of George David USA with again the Brits as winners. ----- All ranking lists of the Modernes, all other Classes and Categories and the news of the day.
Daniela Moroz USA remained a class of her own clearly leading the women foil-kiters ahead of Julia Damasiewicz POL. ----- In the men fleet, the winner of all three Worldcup events so far, Toni Vodisek SLO, age 17, was forced to abandon the competition due to a shoulder injury after a spill yesterday. Racing for the Worldcup title are now Théo de Ramecourt FRA, keeping the first place, as well as the closely following Connor Bainbridge GBR, Nico Parlier FRA and Axel Mazella FRA on the ranks 2 to 4. ----- Five races were held yesterday at this Worldcup Final in an initial 9kn wind increasing to up to 20kn during the day. ----- The news and the event facebook page.
Team Racing was on the program of the joint Asia and Oceania Optimist Championships. No surprise that the fleetrace dominating Thai Team sailors finished clearly on top of the teamrace ahead of Oman and China. ----- The news on the event facebook page. The event website was not yet updated this morning UTC.
'Team Aqua' of Chris Bake GBR (tactics Cameron Appleton NZL) replaced the tied 'Charisma' of Nico Poons NED (with John Kostecki USA) on top of the rankings after the three races held in Cascais POR yesterday in a 15kn wind. Best of the day in this 8-boat fleet at the RC44-Cup was 'Aleph' of Hugues Lepic FRA (with Michele Ivaldi ITA) advancing on rank 3. ----- The daily news and the results.