International Sailing – Friday, July 21, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Final results - Gold for Marco Gradoni ITA and Maria Perello ESP

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Final results - Gold for Marco Gradoni ITA and Maria Perello ESP 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. 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, too much wind, racing cancelled

 Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 2, too much wind, racing cancelled 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.
Yilkan Timursah TUR, Sofiane Karim FRA and Cesare Barabino ITA are first in the Boys at equal points.
The daily news.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Day 4, three more races in fresh winds

 Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Day 4, three more races in fresh winds The 2017 Contender World Championship in Sonderborg SWE continued yesterday with 3 races sailed in a fresh wind. Before the last races today, it has been decided that the title will go to Australia, either to Jason Beebe AUS or Mark Bulka AUS 2 points behind. The 3rd Jesper Nielsen DEN is 44 points back. Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI, best woman and best Swiss, had her best day and moved up on rank 66 among the 105 participants.
The ranking list and the video of the day.
Friday, July 21, 2017   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 14, racing will resume today on the Mediterranean

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 14, racing will resume today on the Mediterranean 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 event website.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 4, lay day yesterday with two race days left

 Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 4, lay day yesterday with two race days left 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 results.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Windsurfing - Techno293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 4, 6 Youth Olympic nations' berths per gender allotted

 Windsurfing - Techno293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 4, 6 Youth Olympic nations' berths per gender allotted The Techno293+ World Championship in Quiberon FRA was concluded yesterday, and for the first time, the Youth boat was equipped with the larger rig and sail as to be used in the 2018 Youth Olympics. The 2017 Worlds were the first nations qualification event for the Youth Games with the first six nations by gender earning a nations' slot.
Giorgia Speciale ITA was the winner in the Girls ahead of Aikaterini Divari GRE and Héloïse Macquart FRA. In the Boys, Fabien Pianazza FRA was first in front of Mathurin Jolivet FRA and Leonidas Tsortanidis GRE.
The report with links to the ranking lists.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - Morges SUI - Day 4, last races today, medal winners known

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 ranking list.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

America's Cup News from New Zealand

Team New Zealand has informed on the time schedule for the 36th America's Cup Challenge. In the coming September, the Protocol in preparation together with the Challenger of Record 'Luna Rossa' will be published. The Challenger Series will begin in Autumn 2021 in Auckland NZL. The most important change will be, that a "constructed in country" requirement for competing yachts and a nationality requirement for competing crew members will be included.
The Team NZL Announcement.
International Sailing – Thursday, July 20, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 7, three races left, with 5 contenders for 3 medals

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 7, three races left, with 5 contenders for 3 medals The Optimist World Championship in Pattaya THA continued yesterday with three races sailed in a moderate 8 to 10 kn breeze.
Marco Gradoni ITA defended his lead with a 13 points' advantage on yesterday's best Muhammad Fauzi Bin Kaman Shah MAS (Malaysia), who finished on the ranks 2/12/2. Options for the title - with three races remaining - have also Mic Sig Kos Mohr CRC (Costa Rica), Stephan Baker USA and Haoze Fang CHN.
The ranking list, the daily news and the videos.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 13, relocation to the Mediterranean Sea

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 13, relocation to the Mediterranean Sea 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 ranking list.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 1, kickoff with two races per fleet

 Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 1, kickoff with two races per fleet 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. 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. 231 participants.
The daily news with links to the ranking lists.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Day 3, leader change

 Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Day 3, leader change The 105 Contenders sailed another race yesterday in Denmark and a leader change happened. Finishing on rank 2, Jason Beebe AUS has taken the overall lead 2 points ahead of Mark Bulka AUS and Jesper Nielsen DEN at equal points. The best of the 7 women sailing (and best Swiss), Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI, is now on the 82nd place.
The ranking list and the video of the day.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - Morges SUI - Day 3, Le Chapelier/Le Bouéléc FRA extend lead

 F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - Morges SUI - Day 3, Le Chapelier/Le Bouéléc FRA extend lead 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 ranking lists.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Windsurfing - Techno293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 3, another 3 races in up to 20 kn winds

 Windsurfing - Techno293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 3, another 3 races in up to 20 kn winds The Techno 293 Worlds continued yesterday with three races per fleet in freshening winds of up to 20 kn.
In the Youth Boys, Fabien Pianazza FRA hs taken the lead 2 points ahead of Leonidas Tortanidis GRE. Giorgia Speciale ITA extended her lead in the Youth Girls on 4 points. New on rank 2 is Héloïse Macquaert FRA. The Open rankings belong to the Japanes with 70% of the participants.
The daily news and the event website with all results.
International Sailing – 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

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 6 - No wind 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. Last year, the Worlds and Europeans 2018 were allotted to Cyprus (Famagusta) and the Netherlands (Scheveningen).
The event website.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

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

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 3.
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   

Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Day 2

Appartently, there was no wind in Sonderborg SWE yesterday at the Contender-Worlds. Leader after the two races of the opening day is Mark Bulka AUS ahead of Jason Beebe AUS and Jesper Nielsen DEN. The best Swiss and best woman is Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI on rank 66 among the 105 starters.
The results and the video of the day.
Racing can be followed live over GPS tracking.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

Four races were held on the fourth day of the Yngling Worlds in the Netherlands and Tom Otte NED and his team remain on top. Thomas Schütt GER, best of the day, reduced the backlog as 2nd on 6 points. Jemin Maarten NED moved up on rank 3. Christoph Bichsel SUI as best Swiss is now on the 13th place.
The ranking list and the event website.
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).
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

Windsurfing - Techno 293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 2

The Techno Windsurfer World Championship in Quiberon FRA has been underway for two days, for the first time sailed with a new Youth board version - the Techno293 - with a larger rig to be used at the Youth Olympics in 2018. Quiberon regatta is a qualification event for the Youth Olympics.
After 4 races, Giorgia Speciale ITA is first in the Girls (50 participants, 23 nations). In the Boys (95 participants, 28 nations, 5 continents), two Greek windsurfers are ahead with Alexandros Kalpogiannakis GRE first and Leonidas Tsortanidis GRE second. Fabien Pianazza FRA follows on rank 3.
The daily news.
International Sailing – Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017   

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

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 5 - USA Team Race World Champion 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 results.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 5 - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 11

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 5 - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 11 Act 5 of the TdF 2017 continued yesterday in Les Sables d'Olonne with the 30 nm coastal race. After their failures in the 4th Act, 'SFS' of Sofian Bouvet FRA came strongly back winning the race with a big advantage. The leader 'Trésors de Tahiti' of Teva Plichart TAH finished 2nd and defeated the overall first place. 'Team Occitanie', new with the Nacra-17 Worldchampion Billy Besson FRA, in rank 3. Bernard Stamm SUI and his 'Cheminées Poujoulat' finished 11th moving up on rank 7 overall. Victor Casas SUI ('CER 2') was forced to abandon the race and descended on rank 20. Nelson Mettraux SUI ('CER 2') follows on rank 22.
The results, the daily news and the videos.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017   (Image © Eric Van Staten)

Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 1

 Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 1 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   (Image © Elena Giolai)

Soling - European Championship 2017 - Riva ITA - Final results

 Soling - European Championship 2017 - Riva ITA - Final results Last week, the 2017 Soling European Championship was held on Lake Garda. After four sunny days and 9 races, Farkas/ Vezer/Csaba HUN grasped the title with a 12 points' lead on Felzmann/ Felzmann/Schuh AUT. Bronze went to Yuskho/Pichugin/Severianov UKR. 37 teams from 12 nations participated.
The results, the Schlussbericht and the video.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017   

 The new Beach-Catamaran 24 hours' record, established over the past weekend by Simon Koster/Yo Wiebel SUI, is at 361 nm. A video reveals the details of this adventure course, taken during their ride across the Baltic Seas, that ended almost with a desaster, as the multihull leaked and sunk almost.
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.
International Sailing – Monday, July 17, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 4 - Team Racing

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 4 - Team Racing 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 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

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

 M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Final results, Phil Robertson NZL World Champion 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. 15 teams racing.
The results and the event website.
Monday, July 17, 2017   

Finn - French National Championship - La Rochelle FRA - Final results, Guillaume Boisard FRA is Champion

 Finn - French National Championship - La Rochelle FRA - Final results, Guillaume Boisard FRA is Champion 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. 53 participants from 10 nations.
The results, the news and the photos.
Monday, July 17, 2017   (Image © Kurt Arrigo)

Farr 40 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Final results, Roepers/Hutchinson USA defend title

 Farr 40 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Final results, Roepers/Hutchinson USA defend title The Farr40 World Championship was concluded on Sardinia yesterday with four races sailed in a perfect 16-20 kn breeze. Nothing changed on the podium: Alex Roepers USA (tactics Terry Hutchinson USA) defended his title successfully ahead of Alberto Rossi ITA (Vasco Vascotto ITA) who reduced the backlog on 3 points during the final races. Helmut Jahn USA and his team followed on rank 3.
The news with results.
International Sailing – Sunday, July 16, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Final results - Gold for Australia and Poland

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Final results - Gold for Australia and Poland The 470 World Championship 2017 in Thessaloniki GRE ended yesterday with the Medal Races.
The duel in the 470 men between Anton Dahlberg/Frederik Bergström SWE and Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS was decided on the starting line, when the Swedes erroneously returned after an alleged premature start letting the Australians go. This is the seventh World Champion's title for Matthew Belcher AUS l ! David Bargehr/Lukas Mähr AUT on 3rd won the first 470 Worlds medal for Austria.
In the 470 women, Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL had no difficulty to manage the big points' advantage and a 7th rank in the Medal Race was good enough to clearly win the Worlds' title. Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR earned Silver, Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol SLO defended their 3rd place an took Bronze.
All ranking lists, the news and the videos.
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 3, Marco Gradoni ITA new leader

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 3, Marco Gradoni ITA new leader The qualifications for the Gold-, Silver-, Bronze- and Emarald Fleets ended yesterday with another two races.
Marco Gradoni ITA, day ranks 1 and 2 in his Group, took the overall lead 2 points ahead of Roy Levi ISR. Mic Sig Kos Mohr CRC follows on rank 3. The ranking list and the videos.
Today, the Team-Race World Championship is on the program. On Monday, the individual fleetracing Worlds will continue.
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 4 - Crouesty FRA - Day 9, 'SRS' remains on top after coastal race

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 4 - Crouesty FRA - Day 9, 'SRS' remains on top after coastal race The TdF continued yesterday in Crouesty/Southern Brittany with the 35 nm coastal race of Act 4. A moderate seabreeze around 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.
The ranking list, the daily news and the videos.
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   (Image © Marina Semenova)

Melges 20 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Final results, no change on podium, Rytov RUS champion

 Melges 20 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Final results, no change on podium, Rytov RUS champion No changes on the podium occurred after the two last races of the Melges 20 European Championship. Igor Rytov RUS and his team defended the lead just one point ahead of Alexander Novoselov RUS and Alessandro Rombelli ITA, earning Silver and Bronze.
The news and the final rankings.
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Final results, Daida Moreno ESP and Philipp Köster GER winners

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Final results, Daida Moreno ESP and Philipp Köster GER winners The PWA Wave Worldcup event on Gran Canaria was concluded yesterday in a fresh up to 40 kn breeze with the Double Elimination Final. On their home waters, the never-ending duel between the Moreno twins continued, and it was again Daida who had the upperhand on Iballa. Lisa Erpstein GER followed on 3rd, her first Worldcup podium. In the men's category, Philipp Köster GER defeated the reigning Worldchampion Victor Fernandez ESP.
All details on the PWA website.
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Final results, Heemskerk/Dekker NED superior champions

 F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Final results, Heemskerk/Dekker NED superior champions 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. 124 teams from 17 nations.
The final results and the event website.
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Day 3, Robertson NZL extends the lead

 M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Day 3, Robertson NZL extends the lead 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.
The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Sunday, July 16, 2017   (Image © Kurt Arrigo)

Farr 40 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 3, Roepers/Hutchinson USA on the way to the Championship title

 Farr 40 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 3, Roepers/Hutchinson USA on the way to the Championship title Four races were held yesterday in a moderate 8 to 12 k breeze at the Farr-40 World Championship on Sardinia ITA. 'Plenty' of Alex Roepers USA with Terry Hutchinson USA as tactician extended their overall lead with the day ranks 1/2/1/2 and their advantage on the famous architect Helmut Jahn USA (tactics Morgan Reeser USA) is 12 points before the last races today.
The results and the daily news.
International Sailing – Saturday, July 15, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017   

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 6, Dahlberg/Bergström SWE or Belcher/Ryan AUS, and Skrzypulec/Mrozek POL most likely World Champions after Medal Races

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 6, Dahlberg/Bergström SWE or Belcher/Ryan AUS, and Skrzypulec/Mrozek POL most likely World Champions after Medal Races 12-14 kn, the freshest breeze so far at the 470 Worlds in Thessaloniki GRE, was blowing during the last three qualification races for the Medal Races of today.
Anton Dahlberg/Frederik Bergström SWE and Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS definitely have their 470 men Medals. Separated by one point only, a match between the two will decide on the Worlds title. Whoever finishes ahead will take Gold. David Bargehr/Lukas Mähr AUT on 3rd have an 8 points' lead on Deniz Cinar/Ates Cinar TUR and Bronze is not far away.
In the 470 women, Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL are about to win their first World Champions' title as they start to the Medal Race with a solid 16 points' advantage on the Olympic Champion Hannah Mills GBR with her new crew Eilidh McIntyre GBR. Six points farther back follow Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol SLO, who will have to defend Bronze against Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED 5 points behind.
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 will be at 14.15h. The live ticker will inform on the outcome.
Saturday, July 15, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 2, major position changes after a windier day

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 2, major position changes after a windier day A fresh 16 to 18 kn breeze prevailed on day two of the Optimist World Championship 2017 in Pattaya THA, and at the end of the day, the kids rushed downwind ashore in a thunderstorm. The two races of the day changed the ranking lists substantially.
After 4 races sailed (still without discard), Mic Sig Kos Mohr CRC (Costa Rica) and Marco Gradoni ITA are on top at equal points. Roy Levi ISR advanced on rank 3. Today, two more races are on the program before the Groups will be reorganised in Gold-, Silver-, Bronze- and Emerald-Fleets.
The ranking list, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, July 15, 2017   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 3 - Jullouville FRA - Day 8, 'Lorina Limonade' winner of Act 3, overall top ranks unchanged

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 3 - Jullouville FRA - Day 8, 'Lorina Limonade' winner of Act 3, overall top ranks unchanged 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.
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   

J/80 - World Championship 2017 - Cowes GBR - Final results, Rayco Tabares ESP defends Worlds' title

 J/80 - World Championship 2017 - Cowes GBR - Final results, Rayco Tabares ESP defends Worlds' title No change on top of the rankings in the two last races of the J/80 Worlds. The defending champion Rayco Tabares ESP finished twice as second and consolidated his first position ahead of Eric Brezellec FRA 18 points behind. Thanks to two race wins, Simon Moriceau FRA and his team earned the Bronze Medal. 47 teams from 8 nations participated.
The final rankings and the event website with videos.
Saturday, July 15, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 6, four women and five men qualified for today's Finals

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 6, four women and five men qualified for today's Finals Suboptimal conditions prevailed yesterday on Gran Canaria, but at least, a short weather window allowed to continue with the Double Elimination. Today, final day of the event, Daida Moreno ESP, Iballa Moreno ESP, Lina Erpenstein GER and Justyna Sniady POL will fight for the women's victory. In the men's, Philip Köster GER, Victor Fernandez ESP, Thomas Traversa FRA, Ricardo Campello VEN and Marcilio Browne BRA meet in today's final.
All details on the event website.
Saturday, July 15, 2017   (Image © Marina Semenova)

Melges 20 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Day 3, Rytov RUS about to win the title today

 Melges 20 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Day 3, Rytov RUS about to win the title today The Melges20 European Championship in Sibenik CRO continued yesterday with two more races. Igor Rytov RUS and his team extended their lead with the day ranks 2 and 6 on 6 points, and most likely, they will celebrate their Champion's title after today's final races. Thanks to the discard, Alexander Novoselov RUS climbed on rank 2 again. Alessandro Rombelli ITA follows as 3rd.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Saturday, July 15, 2017   

M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Day 2, WMRT World Champion Phil Robertson NZL dominates fleetraces too

 M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Day 2, WMRT World Champion Phil Robertson NZL dominates fleetraces too Phil Robertson NZL and his team - winner of the WMRT matchrace at the same venue a week ago - climbed on top of the interim's rankings with the day ranks 3/5/4/1. Jonas Warrer DEN, former 49er World Champions, follows on rank 2 with a 5 points' backlog. Chris Steele NZL is now 3rd.
The daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, July 15, 2017   

F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 4, Heemskerk/Dekker NED new leaders

 F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 4, Heemskerk/Dekker NED new leaders Mischa Heemskerk/Stephan Dekker NED realised three bullets yesterday and 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.
The ranking list and the event website.
Saturday, July 15, 2017   (Image © Kurt Arrigo)

Farr 40 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 2, Roepers/Hutchinson USA first leaders

 Farr 40 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 2, Roepers/Hutchinson USA first leaders After the cancelled races on Thursday, opening day of the Farr 40 World Championship on Sardinia ITA, race one was started yesterday in the late afternoon in a still fresh up to 25 kn wind, causing minor equipment failures and weird manoeuvres of some of the owner-steered boats. At the end of the race, the defending champion Alex Roepers USA with Terry Hutchinson USA as tactician was first ahead of Alberto Rossi/Vasco Vascotto ITA on rank 2.
The news with results.
International Sailing – Friday, July 14, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 5, solid leaders in men's and women's fleets

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 5, solid leaders in men's and women's fleets Yesterday, the seabreeze filled in only late and very light at the 470 World Championship in Greece, allowing to sail just one race.
In the 470 women, Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL added another top-3 rank to their results' sheet and extended their lead on 16 pointsa. Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR remained on rank2, Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol SLO follow 3 points behind on the 3rd place.
In the 470 men, Anton Dahlberg/Fredrik Bergström SWE sailed their discard result, an 18th place, but they clearly remain on top with an 8 points' advantage on David Bargehr/Lukas Mähr AUT. Belcher/Ryan AUS follow closely behind on the 3rd position.
Today, three more races are on the program before tomorrow's Medal Races for the 10 best per fleet. All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Racing can be followed today over the live ticker.
Friday, July 14, 2017   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 1, Oliver Jaquet NED first leader

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 1, Oliver Jaquet NED first leader Two races were sailed yesterday on day one of the 2017 Optimist World Championship in Pattaya THA. The record-size 281 boats' fleet from 61 nations is split in four Groups.
Olivier Jaquet NED won both races of his Group and is the first overall leader ahead of Marco Gradoni ITA and Haoze Fang CHN on the ranks 2 and 3. Beatriz Gago POR is the best girl on rank 11.
The ranking list and the event website.
Racing can be followed over GPS tracking and a live ticker.
Friday, July 14, 2017   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

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

 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 Act 3 of the 2017 TdF began yesterday with the Coastal Race off Jullouville FRA. 'Team Lorina Limonade' with Quentin Delapierre FRA finished first. 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.
The results, the news and the event website.
Friday, July 14, 2017   

Laser Radial - Youth European Championship - Gdynia POL - Final results, leader change in both fleets, Wiktoria Golebiowska POL and Nicholas Bezy HKG on 1st

 Laser Radial - Youth European Championship - Gdynia POL - Final results, leader change in both fleets, Wiktoria Golebiowska POL and Nicholas Bezy HKG on 1st The 2017 Laser Radial Youth European Championship was concluded yesterday with two more races.
In the Girls, Wiktoria Golebiowska POL succeeded to replace the leading Elisa Navoni ITA on top of the rankings. Bronze went to Mariia Kislukhina RUS. The Girls' final ranking list.
Leader change also in the Boys, where Nicholas Bezy HKG moved up on the first place of the Open Championship, thanks to two 3rd race ranks. Guido Gallinaro ITA on the 2nd place followed 2 points back and earns the official European Champion's title. Dimitris Papadimitriou GRE and Ben Whaley GBR at equal points on the ranks 3 and 4 complete the Europeans' podium. Nico Naujock GER on rank 7 is the winner of the U17 rankings. The Boys' ranking list.
The final report.
Friday, July 14, 2017   (Image © Marina Semenova)

Melges 20 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Day 2, major position changes on top

 Melges 20 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Day 2, major position changes on top Three races were completed on day two of the Melges 20 European Championship at the Croatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. Position changes on top with Igor Rytov RUS as first ahead of Alessandro Rombelli ITA (with Francesco Bruni ITA) at equal points. The podium is completed by Kalomeni Orel MON (with Sebastien Col)
The results and the news.
Friday, July 14, 2017   

J/80 - World Championship 2017 - Cowes GBR - Day 4, leader Tabares ESP loosing some points, but still ahead

 J/80 - World Championship 2017 - Cowes GBR - Day 4, leader Tabares ESP loosing some points, but still ahead Three more races were completed yesterday on the Solent at the J/80 World Championship in Cowes GBR.
It was not the day of the clear leader Rayco Tabares ESP who only finished 16th and 18th in two of the heats, loosing some points of his advantage on the 2nd-ranked Eric Brezellec FRA now 7 points behind. The former Finn Olympic Gold medallist José Maria Van der Ploeg ESP is now on rank 3.
The ranking list and the event website.
Friday, July 14, 2017   

F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 3, no change on top after yesterday's three races

 F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 3, no change on top after yesterday's three races 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.
The ranking list and the event website with pictures.
Friday, July 14, 2017   

M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Day 1, Steele NZL/Postma NED first leaders

 M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Day 1, Steele NZL/Postma NED first leaders 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.
The ranking list and the event website.
Friday, July 14, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 5, another day without sufficient wind

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 5, another day without sufficient wind The seabreeze on Gran Canaria filled again in only very late in the day, and the Wave professionals had another unplanned day ashore. However, the youth wave athletes - age groups 14 to 18 years, and U14 - continued their competition.
All details on the PWA website.
International Sailing – Thursday, July 13, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017   

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 4

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 4 Light winds between 6 and 8 kn prevailed yesterday in Thessaloniki during the first two Final races s sailed in Gold- and Silverfleets.
Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI were the team of the day winning both heats of the 470 women and advancing on rank 5 overall. Skrzypulec/Mrozek POL defended the first position ahead of Mills/McIntyre GBR and Mrak/Makarol SLO on the ranks 2 and 3.
No change on top of the 470 men with Dahlberg/Bergström SWE on 1st with a 6 points' advantage on Belcher/Ryan AUS. Another point back follow Bargehr/Mähr AUT.
The news and the results.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   

Laser Radial - Youth European Championship 2017 - Gdynia POL - Day 4

 Laser Radial - Youth European Championship 2017 - Gdynia POL - Day 4 The Laser Radial Youth European Championship 2017 in Gdynia POL was opened last Monday, and yesterday 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 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 event website.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 3 - Jullouville FRA- Day 6, layday yesterday

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 3 - Jullouville FRA- Day 6, layday yesterday 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.
The Bericht and the event website.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   

Europe - World Championship 2017 - Blanes ESP - Final results, Sven Stadel ESP and Anna Livbjerg DEN World Champions

 Europe - World Championship 2017 - Blanes ESP - Final results, Sven Stadel ESP and Anna Livbjerg DEN World Champions The points' gaps between the leading three teams were such, that no position changes occurred in the last races of the Europe Class World Chapionship in Blanes/Costa Brava ESP.
Sven Stadel ESP is the outstanding World Champion in the men's fleet with a 40 points' advantage on Lars-Johan Brodtkorb NOR winning Silver. Fabian Kirchhoff GER grasped Bronze.
Champion in the women's fleet is Anna Livbjerg DEN winning her 5th title in a row. Anna Munch DEN and Ascension Roca ESP earn Silver and Bronze.
All ranking lists and the news.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 4, Wave contest for development athletes yesterday

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 4, Wave contest for development athletes yesterday Only moderate winds prevailed yesterday on Gran Canaria, not enough to continue the Wave contest for the PWA professionals. However, a competition for development wave athletes has been on the program for the first time.
The news with all rankings lists.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   

F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 2, Hendrickx/Olyslager BEL new leaders

 F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 2, Hendrickx/Olyslager BEL new leaders 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.
The results and the event website.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   

J/80 - World Championship 2017 - Cowes GBR - Day 3, the defending champion Tabares ESP dominates

 J/80 - World Championship 2017 - Cowes GBR - Day 3, the defending champion Tabares ESP dominates Nine races have been held at the J/80-Worlds in Cowes up to now, and the defending Champion Rayco Tabares ESP and his team have a 30 points' advantage on the Olympic medalist Luke Patience GBR. Eric Breizellet FRA is on rank 3. 48 teams from 9 nations participate.
The ranking list and the event website.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   (Image © Marina Semenova)

Melges 20 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Day 1, Novoselov RUS first leader

 Melges 20 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Day 1, Novoselov RUS first leader Light winds prevailed on the first day of the Melges-20 European Championship in Croatia. Alexander Novoselov RUS and his team confirmed his role as favorite winning the first race. Orel Kalomeni MON (tactics Sébastien Col FRA) follows on rank 2, Igor Rytov RUS is 3rd.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   

Lake Garda Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Final results

 Lake Garda Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Final results 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.
Winner in the small Flying Phantom fleet was Bruno Barbarin SUI.
The final report and all ranking lists.
International Sailing – Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 2, Gold-/Silverfleet qualifications concluded

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 2, Gold-/Silverfleet qualifications concluded The Qualification Series were concluded yesterday with two races. The best 36 men's teams qualify for the Goldfleet, in the women's, the cut is at position 30.
Hanna Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR defended their lead on top of the 470 women with the day ranks 2 and 5. Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol SLO - in their first race since the Rio Olympics - follow on the second place with a 2 points' backlog. The best of the day Skrzypulec/Mrozek POL advanced on the 3rd polisition.
In the 470 men, Anton Dahlberg/frederik Östling SWE extended their lead with the day ranks 1 and 3. For the Swedes, this is the first major regatta since the Rio Games. Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS follow on the 2nd rank at equal points with David Bargehr/Lukas Mähr AUT. The French development team Hippolyte Macchetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA is on the 4th place.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of day two.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   

Various classes - 49th Transpac Regatta Los Angeles - Honolulu, Mighty Merlow 1st multihull, Comanche first monohull, both with new course records

 Various classes - 49th Transpac Regatta Los Angeles - Honolulu, Mighty Merlow 1st multihull, Comanche first monohull, both with new course records The 49th Transpac Race will be remembered as the year of the records as both the outright multihull and monohull times for the 2225 nm course from Los Angles to Honolulu have been officially eclipsed.
The ORMA-60 'Mighty Merloe' of HL Enloe USA and his crew, steered by Loïck Peyron FRA, took the line honors with an elapsed time of 04:07:03:30, improving on the 20 year old multihull record of 'Commodore Explorer' set at 05:09:18:26 by more than a day. Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70 'Phaedo3' finished roughly 3 hrs later and Giovanni Soldini's MOD70 'Maserati' took another 3 hours more.
The next record was beaten by the first monohull, the 100-foot 'Comanche' of Jim Clark USA steered by Ken Read USA, navigator Stan Honey USA, setting the monohull course record on 05:01:55:26, over half a day faster than the previous record set by 'Alfa Romeo II' of 05:14:36:20.
The official Transpac website and the race tracker
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 2 - Fécamp FRA- Day 5, no change on top after Act 2

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 2 - Fécamp FRA- Day 5, no change on top after Act 2 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.
The ranking list and the daily news. On Thursday, the TdF continues with Act 3 in Jullouville.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (Image © Alfred Farre)

Europe - World Championship 2017 - Blanes ESP - Day 4, podium positions decided before last races today

 Europe - World Championship 2017 - Blanes ESP - Day 4, podium positions decided before last races today The Europe Class World Championship in Blanes ESP at the Costa Brava will be concluded today, but the positions on top seem to be firm and not to many changes might happen in the last race.
Anna Livbjerg DEN added two more race wins on her results sheet and the 5th Worlds title will be hers at the end of the day. Anna Munch DEN on rank 2 is already 16 points back. Ascensión Roca ESP on the 3rd place is 36 points behind, trying to keep this podium place against Tania Temmling GER on 4th. ze-
Even more significant is the lead of Sven Stadel ESP in the Europe men with 26 points ahead of Lars-Johann Brodtkorb NOR and Emil Munch DEN at equal points. Chances for a medal has also Fabian Kirchhoff GER.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (Image © John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 3

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 3 Top conditions on Gran Canaria yesterday on the third day of the PWA Wave Worldcup mit winds above 30 kn, allowing to start to the Double-Elimination. The best drivers did not yet enter this part of the competition. Among the winners of the day was Moritz Mauch GER, loosing none of his duels.
All details on the PWA website.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   

F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day , three races sailed, Bjornholt bros, Denmark lead

 F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day , three races sailed, Bjornholt bros, Denmark lead The F18 catamaran World Championship 2017 began in Denmark yesterday with three races. The 128 boats' fleet is split in two groups. The first leaders are Daniel and Nicolaj Bjornholt DEN, 2 points ahead of Mitch Booth/Ruben Booth ESP and also on rank 3 is a successful Tornado team with Paschalidis/Trigonis GRE.
The results and the video of the day.
International Sailing – Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 1

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 1 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.
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. .
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 2 - Fécamp FRA- Day 4, no changes in top 3 after coastal rac

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 2 - Fécamp FRA- Day 4, no changes in top 3 after coastal rac After the light-wind regattas of Act 1 in Dunkerque, a fresh up to 20 kn breeze welcomed the fleet yesterday during the first race of Act 2 in Fécamp FRA. A coastal race was on the program, won surprisingly by the development team 'Lorima-Mojito' of Solune Robert FRA, bringing them on rank 8 overall. On the 2nd position yesterday was 'SRS' of Sofian Bouvet FRA, who extended his overall lead. . 'Fondation FSJ' of Damien Séguin FRA defended rank 2 as did 'Trésors de Tahiti' of Teva Plichard FRA on rank 3. Bernard Stamm SUI with his 'Cheminées Poujoulat' finished as 5th and advanced on rank 6 overall. The two CER Geneva team follow on the ranks 17 (Victor Casas SUI) and 19 (Nelson Mettraux SUI).
The ranking list and the daily news.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   (Image © Alfred Farre)

Europe - World Championship 2017 - Blanes ESP - Day 3, no changes in top ranks after 6 races

 Europe - World Championship 2017 - Blanes ESP - Day 3, no changes in top ranks after 6 races Two races per fleet were sailed again on the third day of the Europe Class World Championship without position changes in the top ranks.
In the women, Anna Livbjerg DEN remains on top in front of Anna Munch DEN and Elisabet llargues ESP. In the men, Sven Stadel ESP extended his lead. Lars-Johann Brodtkorb NOR is now 15 points back. Fabian Kirchhoff GER stays on the 3rd place.
The results and the daily news (for the time being only in Spanish).
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 2, Winners first elimination: Daida Moreno ESP (women) and Philipp Köster GER (men)

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 2, Winners first elimination: Daida Moreno ESP (women) and Philipp Köster GER (men) 40 kn and and big waves did set a perfect stage for the first day of the PWA Wave Worldcup on Gran Canaria. In the women's, the Moreno twins ESP duelled as expected for rank 1, and it was Daida who had the upper hand on Iballa. The duel for rank 3 ended in favor of Lina Erpenstein GER who defeated Sara-Quita Offringa NED (Aruba) realising her best result of her career ever. In the men's Philipp Köster GER defeated Victor Fernandez ESP in the Final.
All details on the informative event website.
International Sailing – Monday, July 10, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017   

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Start today

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Start today The 470 World Championship 2017 begins today in Thessaloniki GRE, where hot temperatures up to 40° C (104° F) and a moderate seabreeze have been forecast.
61 women's teams from 26 nations and 5 continents are on the entry list. 77 men's teams from 29 nations and 5 continents participate with Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS as major favorites.
The official preview.
Monday, July 10, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 1 - Dunkerque FRA- Day 3, racing resumed, Bouvet FRA again first

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 1 - Dunkerque FRA- Day 3, racing resumed, Bouvet FRA again first 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 of 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.
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-Bojsen DEN winners

 5o5 - European Championship 2017 - Warnemünde GER - Day 4, Bojsen-Bojsen DEN winners 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. 98 teams from 13 nations and 4 continents participated.
The ranking list and the short report.
Monday, July 10, 2017   (Image © Alfred Farre)

Europe - World Championship 2017 - Blanes ESP - Day 2, four races sailed so far

 Europe - World Championship 2017 - Blanes ESP - Day 2, four races sailed so far Saturday was the first day of the Europe World Championship, the former Olympia class, at the Costa Brava ESP. Four races have been sailed so far in a moderate seabreeze.
Interim's leader in the women is Anna Livbjerg DEN with 3 race wins, clearly ahead of Anna Munch DEN. Elisabet Llargues ESP on rank 3 is already 11 points back. 54 women from 9 nations participate. In the men's category, Sven Stadel ESP is first 2 points in front of Lars Brodtkorb NOR. Fabian Kirchhoff GER follows on 3rd with a 17 points' backlog. 76 participants from 11 nations are racing.
The ranking lists and the news.
Monday, July 10, 2017   

RS:One Convertible - European Championship 2017 - Penmarc'h FRA - Day 1, the recently launched Foiling-Windsurfer

 RS:One Convertible - European Championship 2017 - Penmarc'h FRA - Day 1, the recently launched Foiling-Windsurfer Yesterday was the first day of the RS:One Convertible European Championship in Penmarc'h FRA in Brittany, the new Foiling-Windsurf-Class launched by the boat-manufacturer RS. Three races were sailed in a 15 kn breeze in a new regatta format. Farah Hall USA has taken the lead in the women's category, Sebastian Kornum DEN is first in the men's ahead of Thomas Goyard FRA and Julien Bontemps FRA.
The report.
Monday, July 10, 2017   

Beach-Catamaran - 24-hours' record - Simon Koster/Yo Wiebel SUI finished, result not yet posted

 Beach-Catamaran - 24-hours' record - Simon Koster/Yo Wiebel SUI finished, result not yet posted In the late afternoon yesterday, Simon Koster/Yo Wiebel SUI with their Foiler-Catamaran concluded their 24 hours' record attempt South of Karlskrona SWE, turning immediately South to head for the Polish coast near Gdansk POL, where they arrived during this night. Apparently, they have not yet found an Internet connection to reveal, whether they have been successful to improve 246 nm record of Yvan Bourgnon SUI. The information will certainly be posted on the project facebook page during the day. The GPS tracker.
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