International Sailing – Friday, October 19, 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series 2018 - Act 6 - San Diego CA, USA - Day 1

 GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series 2018 - Act 6 - San Diego CA, USA - Day 1 Yesterday was day one of the penultimate Act of the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series off the San Diego downtown skyline with 'Alinghi' of Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI winning 4 of the 6 races sailed. With Phil Robertson NZL ('Oman Air') and Adam Minoprio NZL ('SAP Extreme Sailing Team'), experienced teams are on the ranks 2 and 3.
The results and the news.
Friday, October 19, 2018   

Melges 32 - World Championship 2018 - Cagliari ITA - Day 1

 Melges 32 - World Championship 2018 - Cagliari ITA - Day 1 The Melges-32 World Championship began yesterday in Cagliari / Sardinia ITA with two races sailed in a 15kn with and big swell, and - finishing 1 and 4 - the defending Champion Pavel Kuzsnetsov RUS (tactics Jewgenij Neugodnikov RUS) has already taken the lead. Matteo Balestrero ITA (Branko Brcin SLO) and Martin Rientjies ITA (Gabriele Benussi ITA) follow on the ranks 2 and 3 at equal points.
The ranking list and the news.
Friday, October 19, 2018   

Finn - Swiss Championship 2018 - CN Morges - Day 1

 Finn - Swiss Championship 2018 - CN Morges - Day 1 The 2018 Finn National Swiss Championship off Morges / Lake Geneva began yesterday with two races sailed in light and unconstant winds. Finishing twice on rank 2, Jürgen Eiermann GER has taken the overall lead ahead of Jiri Outrata CZE. Nils Theuninck SUI follows on the 3rd place witha 5 points' backlog. 41 participants from 5 nations are present.
The ranking list and the daily news.
For today, a Northeasterly of up to 15k has been forecast.
International Sailing – Thursday, October 18, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series - San Diego CA, USA - Start today

 GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series - San Diego CA, USA - Start today Teh second-last Act of the 2018 GC32 Extreme Sailing Series begins in San Diego CA today and the situation on top of the overall leader board is very tight with 'Alinghi' of Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI just 2 points ahead of the 'SAP Extreme Sailing Team' of Adam Minoprio NZL. Guest with a wildcard is this time the Matchracing World Champion Taylor Canfield ISV with an all-American team.
The news.
International Sailing – Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018   

F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Sarasota FL, USA - Day 2

 F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Sarasota FL, USA - Day 2 The F18 Worlds continued in Sarasota FL yesterday with three races sailed in a good 13kn seabreeze. The new leaders are Iordanis Paschalidis/ Konstantinos Trigonis GRE with two bullets yesterday, ahead of Brett Burvill/ Max Puttman AUS 5 points back on rank 2. Michael Easton/Trip Burd USA follow on the 3rd place. On the way up is the Olympic medalist Mitch Booth ESP (former AUS) with son Ruben Booth ESP. 77 teams participate.
The ranking list and the event website.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018   

18 Footer - Spring Championship 2018 - Sydney AUS - Race 1

 18 Footer - Spring Championship 2018 - Sydney AUS - Race 1 Last Sunday, the 2018/9 Australian 18-Footer Season was initialised on Sydney Harbour with the Spring Championship. Until March, every Sunday (with few exceptions), a regatta will be held, including spectator boats and betting offices.
With a 15-17kn wind, excellent conditions prevailed in the first race with 'Noaksailing' of Sean Langman/Ed Powers/Nathan Edwards AUS as winners, followed by 'Bing Lee' with Micah Lane AUS.
The ranking list, the news and the full-length video replay of the live coverage (1hr 21min).
International Sailing – Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018   

F18 Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Sarasota FL, USA, day 1

 F18 Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Sarasota FL, USA, day 1 68 teams from 14 nations are on the entry list of the 2018 F18 Worlds in Sarasota FL The light winds on the opening day allowed for only one race, won by Brett Burvill/Max Puttnam AUS ahead of the multiple Tornado World Champions Iordanis Paschalidis/ Konstantinos Trigonis GRE and Hans Van Dam/ Marius Van Dam NED.
The ranking list, the event website and the event facebook page.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018   

RS200 - Endeavour Trophy, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex GBR - Final Results

The Nacra-17 Olympian Ben Saxton with Toby Lewis as crew won the 2018 Endeavour Trophy, the overall dinghy champion of champions competition from the UK’s most popular dinghy racing classes held on RS200s, for the fourth time in succession with an impressive scoreline of 6 wins in 7 races. Christian Birrell/Sam Brearey (from the Merlin Rockets), winner of one race, finished 2nd, Maria Stanley/Alan Roberts (RS200) took third.
The results, the event website and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018   

Star - Trofeo d'Amicizia - CN Brenzone - Final results

 Star - Trofeo d'Amicizia - CN Brenzone - Final results The 52nd edition of the Starboat Trofeo d'Amicizia on Lake Garda was concluded on Sunday morning after 5 races completed in 3 days. Mario Borroi ITA/Frithjof Kleen GER finished as winners ahead of Roberto Benamati/Alberto Ambrosini ITA and Albino Fravezzi/Fabio Fravezzi ITA on rank 2 at equal points. 23 teams from 7 nations participated.
The results.
International Sailing – Monday, October 15, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018   

Nacra 15-Catamaran, Kiteboarding, Techno 293 Windsurfer - Youth Olympic Games - San Isidro ARG - Final results

 Nacra 15-Catamaran, Kiteboarding, Techno 293 Windsurfer - Youth Olympic Games - San Isidro ARG - Final results After the Nacra-15-cats on Saturday, the Kiteboarders were the last event to close the 2018 Youth Olympics in San Isidro ARG wiht the best eight qualified for the Final to race for the Medals in one race.
Deury Corniel DOM, the dominator in the Boys' fleet, convinced also in this crucial race and earned the first Medal ever for the Dominican Republic. Tied on rank 2 were Christian Tio PHI and Toni Vodisek SLO.
In the Girls, the Champion is Sofia Tomasoni ITA ahead of Poema Newland FRA and Nina Font ESP at equal points earning Silver each. Alina Kornelli GER, the leader during the whole week, had to content herself with rank 4.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, October 15, 2018   (Image © Sailing Energy)

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Final Act - Toulon FRA - Final results

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Final Act - Toulon FRA - Final results Yesterday, the Eastwind exceeding 20kn and big waves in Toulon FRA were again too much for the GC32 foiling catamarans and the competition ended without further races.
Ben Ainslie GBR and his 'INEOS Team UK' finished first ahead of Franck Cammes FRA on 'Norauto'. The French are the final Racing Tour winners. The long-time Tour leaders 'Realteam' (Jerôme Clerc SUI) finished 7th only loosing 5 of the 10 races sailed after their dismasting in race 1, and dropped in the Tour rankings on 4th.
All ranking lists and the final report.
International Sailing – Sunday, October 14, 2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018   

Star - World Championship 2018 - Oxford MA, USA - Gold for Zarif/Almeida BRA

 Star - World Championship 2018 - Oxford MA, USA - Gold for Zarif/Almeida BRA A fresh but variable 12 to 20k wind prevailed on the Chesapeak Choptank during the final day of the 2018 Star World Championship. Started to the last race with an 8 points' advantage, Jorge Zarif/Guilherme Almeida BRA defended his lead and grasped the title. At the age of 26, the Finn Olympian is the youngest Star World Champion of the last years. Silver and Bronze went to the defending champion Eidvind Melleby/Joshua Revkin NOR/USA and Paul Cayard/Arthur Lopes USA.
The ranking list and the report.
Sunday, October 14, 2018   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Nacra-15, Kiteboarding, Techno293-Windsurfer - Youth Olympics - San Isidro ARG - Day 6

 Nacra-15, Kiteboarding, Techno293-Windsurfer - Youth Olympics - San Isidro ARG - Day 6 After the windsurfers on Friday, theNacra-15-catamarans terminted their competition, and as expected, the local favorites Dante Cittadini/Teresa Romairone ARG earned the Gold Medal on their home waters. Thanks to a race win, Titouan Petard/Kenza Coutard FRA moved up on rank 2. Bronze went to Laila Van der Meer/Bjarne Bower NED. Inspite of an excellent 2nd race rank in the final race,
The Kiters had apparently not enough wind, as there are neither a daily report nor new results on the official website.
The ranking lists and the news.
Sunday, October 14, 2018   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Toulon FRA - Day 3

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Toulon FRA - Day 3 Sun and a 4-5 bft Eastwind made the day perfect off the Mourillon Beach in Toulon, and the two America's Cup helmsmen Ben Ainslie GBR 'INEOS Team Uk' and Franck Cammas FRA 'Norauto' shared the race wins ... Only the Geneva 'Realteam' of Jerôme Clerc SUI back on the race course with a repaired mast could also book a bullet. In the overall rankings. Ben Ainslie GBR has now a 13 points' lead on Franck Cammas FRA and can hardly be passed in the remaining races. 'Realteam' with five races less as the fleet is now on rank 7 and can further improve the rankings today, a day again with much wind announced !
The results and the daily news.
Sunday, October 14, 2018   (Image © Barracuda)

Melges 20 - World Championship 2018 - Cagliari ITA - Final results

 Melges 20 - World Championship 2018 - Cagliari ITA - Final results Winning the final race, the defending champion Drew Freides USA and his team climbed on top of the overall rankings and confirmed his Melges 20 Worlds' title of the previous year. The enthroned leader Filiippo Pacinotti ITA had to content himself with Silver. Igor Rytov RUS remained on rank 3. 36 teams from 12 nations and 4 continents participted.
The final rankings and the news.
Sunday, October 14, 2018   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2018, Act 6 - Luino ITA - Day 2

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2018, Act 6 - Luino ITA - Day 2 After the light and unconstant winds of the previous days, the Major Lake thermal breeze filled in perfectly yesterday and allowed to complete three races off Luino ITA.
Three times, the winner was Flavio Favini ITA on his home waters taking the overall lead one point ahead of Geoff Carveth GBR, Michael Good SUI follows on rank 11.
The results and the news.
International Sailing – Saturday, October 13, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018   

Star - World Championship 2018 - Oxford MA, USA - Day 5

 Star - World Championship 2018 - Oxford MA, USA - Day 5 Big waves and fresh winds from the just passing hurricane 'Michael' still prevailed yesterday at the Star Worlds on the Chesapeak-Bay and racing had to be postponed. Today, closing day of the Championship, two races are on the program.
The title will most probably go to the young Finn sailor Jorge Zarif BRA, his first Goldstar, with Guilherme de Almeida BRA 8 points in front of Paul Cayard/Arthur Lopes USA who, together with the defending Champions Eidvind Melleby/Joshua Revkin NOR still down in the rankings before discard after a discalification, will fight for Silver and Bronze. The Lake Constance team Hubert Merkelbach/Markus Koy GER is on rank 3.
The results, the official report and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
Saturday, October 13, 2018   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Nacra-15, Kiteboarding, Techno293-Windsurfer - Youth Olympics - San Isidro ARG - Day 5 - Gold for ITA and GRE

 Nacra-15, Kiteboarding, Techno293-Windsurfer - Youth Olympics - San Isidro ARG - Day 5 - Gold for ITA and GRE The Youth Olympic Regatta 2018 in San Isidro ARG was concluded yesterday. The entire Techno-293-Windsurfer fleet sailed a Medal race while the Nacra-15 catamarans completed three fleetraces. The Kiteboarders could not sail due to a too light wind.
The Youth Olympic Champions in the Techno-293 windsurfers are - as expected - Alexandros Kalpogiannakis GRE and Giorgia Speciale ITA. The Boys' podium has been completed with Nicolo Renna ITA and Finn Hawkins GBR. Manon Pianazza FRA and Yana Reznikova RUS grasped Silver and Bronze in the Girls.
The Nacra-15-catamarans finished the qualifications with three heats and are ready for today's Medal Race. Dante Cittadini/Teresa Romairone ARG extended their lead on 10 points and are on the safe side for the title. The fights for the remaining Medals will be among. Laila Van der Meer/Bjarne Bouwer NED and Henri Demesmaeker/Frederique Van Eupen BEL tied for the moment on the ranks 2 and 3. With a backlog of only 2 points, Titouan Petard/Claire Coutard FRA have a fair chance to climb on the podium in the final Medal Race as well.

All results and the report.
Saturday, October 13, 2018   (Image © Sailing Energy)

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Toulon FRA - Day 2

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Toulon FRA - Day 2 The last Round of the GC32 Racing Tour was initiated in Toulon FRA yesterday with 5 races sailed in sun and moderate winds between 12 and 15kn. Ben Ainslie GBR and his 'INEOS Racing Team' (a.o. with the Olympic Champions Giles Scott GBR (Finn) and Ian Jensen AUS (49er) dominated the da with 3 bullets and 2 second ranks. Bad luck for the Geneva 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI, who - leading the first race - dismasted and could not sail the following races, as their spare mast had been damaged the day before. It remains to be seen, whether they could fix it overnight to continue the competition. Surprisingly, the Australian '.film-Team' pf Simon Delzoppo AUS (with Sébastien Col FRA as tactician), first in the owner-driver rankings, is on rank 2. Erik Maris FRA with his 'Zoulou' and the Racing Tour leader Franck Cammas FRA follow on the ranks 3 and 4 at equal points.
The results and the daily news.
Saturday, October 13, 2018   (Image © Barracuda)

Melges 20 - World Championship 2018 - Cagliari ITA - Day 2

 Melges 20 - World Championship 2018 - Cagliari ITA - Day 2 Good sailing conditions in Cagliari ITA yesterday allowing to complete another three races. Filippo Pancinotti ITA (tactics Manu Weiller ESP) defended his lead with a race win. Igor Rytov RUS (tactics Igor Basputin RUS) and the defending champion Drew Frides USA (with Morgan Reeser USA) follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
The results and the daily news.
Saturday, October 13, 2018   

Sunfish - 2018 World Championship -Wrightsville Beach, NC, final results

 Sunfish - 2018 World Championship -Wrightsville Beach, NC, final results With the hurricane 'Michael' passing, racing was postponed during the past two days, the 2018 Sunfish World Championship was concluded yesterday with only 6 races completed. Jean Paul de Trazegnies PER won overall while Simon Gomez-Ortiz COL finished first in the 2018 youth rankings.
The results, theSunfish facebook page and the event details.
Saturday, October 13, 2018   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2018, Act 6 - Luino ITA - Day 1

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2018, Act 6 - Luino ITA - Day 1 The final Act of the Melges 24 European Series began yesterday on Lage Maggiore ITA with 2 races.
Geaoff Garweth GBR won both heats and leads ahead of Nicolo Bertola ITA and Marco Cavalini ITA. Michael Good SUI follows on rank 7 among the 19 teams from 7 nations.
The results. Stay tuned on the event website for additional information ... if any.
International Sailing – Friday, October 12, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018   

Star - Wold Championship 2018 - Oxford MA, USA - Day 4

 Star - Wold Championship 2018 - Oxford MA, USA - Day 4 To catch up with the program, two races were held at the Star Worlds in Oxford MD in an intial 14kn breeze, slackening on 6kn during the day.
With the day ranks 1 and 4, Jorge Zarif/Guilherme de Almeida BRA have taken the lead, as the previous first Eidvind Melleby/Joshua Revkin NOR temporarily lost some rank after a disqualification. Performing well are alse Paul Cayard/Arthur Lopes USA on rank 2 with a 6 points' deficit. The second-best team of the dayy were Hubert Merkelbach/Markus Koy GER new on rank 3. Expecting the hurricane 'Michael', the boats were taken ashore. Fresh winds are forecast to fill in by this morning domination the conditions on the Chesapeak Bay, but the wind should decrease by noon allowing to resume racing.
The ranking list, the official news and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
Friday, October 12, 2018   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Nacra 15-Catamaran, Kite-Boarding, Techno 293 Windsurfer - Youth Olympic Games - San Isidro ARG - Day 4

 Nacra 15-Catamaran, Kite-Boarding, Techno 293 Windsurfer - Youth Olympic Games - San Isidro ARG - Day 4 The Kite- and Windsurfer sailed three races each yesterday, the Nacra-15-catamarans had their lay day.
No change on top of the windsurfers. With another race win, Giorgia Speciale ITA extended her lead in the Techno Girls on 17 points and might not be replaced on top of the rankings in the final race today. Still open is the fight for Silver and Bronze with Manon Pianazza FRA on 2nd only 4 points ahead of Naama Gazit ISR, and another 2 points from Jana Reznikova RUS.
In the Boys, Kalpo Kalpogiannakis GRE has now a 6 points' advantage on Nicolo Renna ITA. Finn Hawkins GBR remains on 3rd.
In the Kiteboarders, Deury Corniel DOM has 6 points' advantage on Cameron Maramerides USA before the last race. Toni Vodisek SLO stays on rank 3.
In the kiter Girls, Alina Kornelli GER (7 bullets in 8 races !) is the dominator and her advance is now 8 points on Sofia Tomasoni ITA. Nina Font ESP remains on 3rd.
The Nacra-15 title will hardly escape Dante Cittadini/Teresa Romairone ARG, but the other spots on the podium will be disputed as the ranks 2 to 4 are separated by 3 points only.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, October 12, 2018   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Toulon FRA - Day 1

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Toulon FRA - Day 1 With 10-15kn, the winds were down on moderate yesterday, but the Eastwind passing the day before left a big 2-meter swell behind was considered too large for the nimble flying catamarans to race safely on day one of the GC32 TPM Med Cup. Racing was postponed on today, first start at 11.30h UTC. The rainy weather with a moderate easterly breeze should stay according to the meteo.
The news.
Friday, October 12, 2018   

Laser Standard & Radial - European Master Championship - Vigo ESP - Final results

 Laser Standard & Radial - European Master Championship - Vigo ESP - Final results Only one last race instead of the planned three was held yesterday at the Laser European Masters at the Spanish Westcoast as a rain front passing by noon delayed racing.
Winning the race, Alan Davis GBR reclaimed rank 1 and herewith the title in the Lasers Standard ahead of Jordi Capella ESP. Bronze went to Roger Schulz GER.
No change on the podium of the Lasers Radial with Jon Emmett GBR clearly winning ahead of Ian Jones GBR and Alessandro Marinelli ITA.
All ranking lists, the final report and the videos.
Friday, October 12, 2018   

Melges 20 - World Championship 2018 - Cagliari ITA - Day 2

 Melges 20 - World Championship 2018 - Cagliari ITA - Day 2 With the first races postponed on Wednesday due to a passing thunderstorm, the Melges-20 Worlds were kicked-off yesterday with three races sailed in moderate winds and a big swell.
Filippo Pacinotti ITA is the first interim's leader one point ahead of Jim Wilson USA on 2nd, and Vladimir Prosikhin RUS on 3rd among the 36 teams.
The ranking list and the daily news.
International Sailing – Thursday, October 11, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018   

Star - World Championship 2018 - Oxford MD, USA - Day 3

 Star - World Championship 2018 - Oxford MD, USA - Day 3 Yesterday, after two windless days, the first two races could be sailed at the Star World Championship in Oxford MD in moderte winds.
The defending Champions Eivind Melleby NOR/Joshua Revkind USA won both heats and are the interim's leaders 4 points ahead of Jorge Zarif/Guilherme de Almeida BRA. On rank 3 follow Paul Cayard/Arthur Lopes USA. 62 teams are racing.
The ranking list and the news.
Thursday, October 11, 2018   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Nacra-15-Catamarans, Kite-Boards, Techno 293-Windsurfers - Youth Olympic Games - San Isidro ARG - Day 4

 Nacra-15-Catamarans, Kite-Boards, Techno 293-Windsurfers - Youth Olympic Games - San Isidro ARG - Day 4 Three races were held again yesterday at the Youth Olympics in Argentina in somewhat lighter winds compared to the previous days.
Alina Kornelli GER remained a class of her own with another two race wins in the Girls Kiteboarders yesterday and clearly leads ahead of Sofia Tomasoni ITA. New on rank 3 is Nina Font ESP. In the Boys Kiteboarders, Deury Corniel DOM remains on top followed by Cameron Maramerides USA. The new 3rd-ranked is now Toni Vodisek SLO.
In the Techno-Windsurfers, the leaders consolidated their positions: Kalpo Kalpogiannakis GRE and 6 points back Nicolo Renna ITA are already 20 points ahead of Finn Hawkins IRL on rank 3. No change in the Girl Windsurfers as well with Giorgia Speciale ITA 14 points ahead of Manon Pianazza FRA.
The Nacra-15 leaders Dante Cittadini/Teresa Romairone ARG are now 6 points in front of Lajla Van der Meer/Bjarne Bouwer NED on the 2nd place. Titouan Petard/Kenza Coutard FRA follow on 3rd.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, October 11, 2018   (Image © Thom Touw)

Laser Standard & Radial - Master European Championship 2018 - Vigo ESP - Day 4

 Laser Standard & Radial - Master European Championship 2018 - Vigo ESP - Day 4 The Laser European Masters continued yesterday in Vigo ESP with two races per class, sailed in moderate winds.
In the Lasers Standard, Jordi Capella ESP leads now 3 points ahead of Alan Davis GBR. Roger Schulz GER, new on rank 3, is already 20 points back.
In the Lasers Radial, the leading Jon Emmett GBR won a race, but had also his first downer, and the overall situation before the last races today is again open. The backlog of the 2nd Jan Jones GBR was reduced on 5 points. Even Alessio Marinelli ITA on rank 3 with a 10 points deficit has a small chance for the title.
The ranking lists and the news.
Thursday, October 11, 2018   

GC32 - GC32 Racing Tour - TPM Med Cup / Toulon FRA, first races today

  GC32 - GC32 Racing Tour - TPM Med Cup / Toulon FRA, first races today In Toulon FRA, the last Round of the GC32 Catamaran Racing Tour is on the program. The depression zone residing over the South of France will produce fresh Eastwinds of up to 30kn until Sunday and much spectacle can be expected.
In the annual interim's rankings, 'Norauto' with Franck Cammas FRA is clearly leading ahead of the chasing duo with the Geneva 'Realteam' of Jerôme Clerc SUI und 'INEOS Team UK' with Ben Ainslie GBR on the ranks 2 and 3.
The official preview, the Racing Tour website, the event facebook page with videos and a video preview.
Thursday, October 11, 2018   (Image © Barracuda)

Melges 20 - 2018 World Championship - Cagliari ITA- Day 1

 Melges 20 - 2018 World Championship - Cagliari ITA- Day 1 Yesterday, the start to race 1 of the 2018 Melges 20 World Championship in Calgari ITA was postponed on today due to a meteorological alert issued to the Race Committee. The 37 entrants from 11 nations have been called for 11h UTC (warning signal) today for the first of the 10 scheduled races to be held October 10-13. Defending World Champion is Drew Freides’ Pacific Yankee team USA with Morgan Reeser USA and Charlie Smythe USA.
The entry list, the crew list and the event website.
International Sailing – Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Nacra 15, Techno 293-Windsurfer, Kiteboarding - Youth Olympic Games - San Isidro ARG - Day 3

 Nacra 15, Techno 293-Windsurfer, Kiteboarding - Youth Olympic Games - San Isidro ARG - Day 3 Good sailing conditions prevailed on the Rio de la Plata in Argentina yesterday allowing to complete the full program at the Youth Olympics.
The Nacra-15 catamarans sailed four races and the favorites Dante Cittadini/Teresa Romairone ARG move on top of the rankings on their home waters. Thre points behind followed Titouan Petard/Kenza Coutard FRA on rank 2. Arnaud Grange/Marie Van der Klink SUI were penalized with an early start disqualification and dropped on rank 11.
The Kiteboarders held 3 runs with Deury Corniel DOM clearly on top with three bullets. Cameron Marmenides USA and Christian Tio PHI are on the ranks 2 and 3. Maxime Chabloz SUI had some difficulties and is the backmarker of the fleet on rank 12. In the Girl kiters, Alina Kornelli GER was twice on top and is leading ahead of Ona Romani ARG and Sofia Tomasoni ITA.
The windsurfers have completed 5 races, including a Slalom as novelty. Inspite of a bad Slalom result, Kalpo Kalpogiannakis GRE remains on top ahead of Nicola Renna ITA and - new on 3rd - Finn Hawkins GBR.
All ranking lists and the news.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018   (Image © Thom Touw)

Laser Standard & Radial - European Master Championship - Vigo ESP - Day 3

 Laser Standard & Radial - European Master Championship - Vigo ESP - Day 3 Very light conditions prevailed at the Laser European Masters and only the Lasers Standard completed at least one race. The winner of the day Jordy Cappella ESP took the overall lead ahead of Alan Davis GBR and Carlos Echevarri ESP on the ranks 2 and 3.
The Radials were kept without race. After 3 heats, Jon Emmett GBR is the superior leader ahead of Alessio Marinelli ITA.
The news with links to the ranking lists.
International Sailing – Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018   

Nacra 15, Techno293, Kite Board - Youth Olympic Games - San Isidro ARG - Day 2

 Nacra 15, Techno293, Kite Board - Youth Olympic Games - San Isidro ARG - Day 2 On day 2 of the Youth Olympics in Argentina, the Nacra-15 catamarans and kiteboarders joined the competition.
The Techno windsurfers sailed another two races. Giorgia Speciale ITA keeps the lead in the Girls windsurfers one point ahead of Yana Raznikova RUS. In th nun 2. In the Boys, Kalpo Kalpogiannakis GRE remains on top followed by Nicolo Renna ITA and Haoze Chen CHN.
The only Nacra-15 race was won by Titouan Petard/Kenza Coutard FRA ahead of Dante Cittadini/Teresa Romairone ARG. Arnaud Grange/Marie Van der Klink SUI follow on rank 8 among the 13 teams.
The kiteboarders Boys and Girls sailed two run, but no results were posted at press time this morning UTC.

All results and the news.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018   

Star - 2018 Star World Championship - Oxford MA, USA - Day 1

 Star - 2018 Star World Championship - Oxford MA, USA - Day 1 Yesterday, Race one of the 2018 Star Worlds had to be postponed on today, as the anticipated light winds failed to be sufficient for racing on the Choptank River. The 62 teams from 12 nations representing 13 out of the total 15 districts of the International Star Class and 41 out of its 79 total fleets had to remain in harbour.
Today, Race 1 and 2 are on the program that can be followed over GPS tracking.
The event website and the entry list.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018   

Farr 40 - 2018 World Championship, Chicago IL, Oct 6-9 - Day 3

Chicago’s weather swung 180 degrees overnight to a shifty southerly breeze bringing unseasonably warm temperatures and flat seas. Unfortunately, the oscillating air refused to settle, bringing an early end to the day after only two races.
Consistency is key at the Farr 40 World Championship and that is what Alex Roeper’s 'Plenty' USA had going yesterday. After stumbling on Sunday, the 'Plenty' team was back on top after the third day of racing, at equal points with Wolfgang Schaefer’s 'Struntje light' GER. 'Enfant Terrible' of Alberto Rossi ITA is now on 3rd.
Races 9 to 11 are scheduled for today, concluding the Championship as planned, provided the announced winds from the south at 12-15kn and flat water will fill in.
Theresults and the news.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018   

Olympic and various classes - San Diego Olympic Classes Regatta (SDOCR) - San Diego CA, final results

With an eye towards the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 2028, the inaugural San Diego Olympic Classes Regatta will provide a venue for sailors to train and compete in international, high-performance classes. This regatta is planned to be an annual event, growing in scale as we get closer to 2028. San Diego's long history of Olympic sailing achievement will hopefully inspire sailors to participate and perhaps reach for the pinnacle of success in our sport.
The final results after six races and the event website.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018   

Snipe - North American Championship - San Diego CA, final results

As part of the inaugural San Diego Olympic Classes Regatta, the Open North American Championship of the Snipe Class was held in San Diego with 32 boats from 8 nations on the entry list.
Gold after 8 races took Ernesto Rodriguez/Kathleen Tocke USA one point ahead of Matías Seguel/María Jesus Seguel CHI and Doug Hart/Cragan Smith USA.
The final results and the event website.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018   

Laser Radial & Standard - Master European Championship - Vigo ESP - Day 2

 Laser Radial & Standard - Master European Championship - Vigo ESP - Day 2 Only late in the afternoon, one race could be sailed at the Spanish Atlantic Coast yesterday. The second heat had to be abandoned in the slackening winds.
With another race win, Alan Davis GBR extended his lead in the Lasers Standard on 4 points. Jordi Capella ESP and Carlos Echevarri ESP follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Wolfgang Gerz GER moved up on the 5th place.
In the Radials, Jon Emmett GBR won the third race as well and is now already 6 points in front of Alessio Marinelli ITA on 2nd.
All results and the news.
International Sailing – Monday, October 8, 2018
Monday, October 8, 2018   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Nacra-15, Techno 293, Kiteboarding - Youth Olympic Sailing Competition, San Isidro ARG

 Nacra-15, Techno 293, Kiteboarding  - Youth Olympic Sailing Competition, San Isidro ARG Yesterday was day one of the 3rd Youth Olympic Sailing Competition being held in Argentina from October 7th to 13th with 44 nations attending. The selected events this time are Girls' and Boys' Windsurfing on the Techno 293, Girls' and Boys' Kiteboarding and Mixed Nacra-15 sailing.
Starting the competition yesterday were the windsurfers, but initial light winds across the racing area meant that the opening races of the competition were delayed, and only two out of three races planned counld be completed. sailed.
Interim's leaders after day one are in the Techno 293 Boys windsurfers Kalpo Kalpogiannakis GRE ahead of Haoze Chen CHN and Nicolo Renna ITA. In the Techno 293 Girls windsurfers Giorgia Speciale ITA in front of Manon Pianazza FRA and Yana Reznikova RUS.
Today, the Kiterboarders and Nacra-15 sailors will join the competition.
The results, the news and the event facebook page.
Monday, October 8, 2018   

World Sailing -Quo Vadis ?

 World Sailing -Quo Vadis ? The 2018 General Meeting of World Sailing will take place in Sarasota FL from October 27 to November 4. Not only the very disputed proposals for Olympic events as from 2024 (Paris/Marseille) - elimination of the Laser, Finn, 470, RS:X Windsurfer, etc - will be decided, but also some general questions about Management and the Financial Situation of the World Federation - excessive Adminstration, too high running costs, commericialisation, not enough sponsors, i.e. a huge deficit - will be debated.
While World Sailing sees "everything under control" - here the September Presidential Report of President Kim Anderson DEN - a group of important personalities has opened on a number of problems, that have been covered in details in Sailing Media such as in an critical article in the English Sailweb.
Monday, October 8, 2018   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Super Grand Slam - Sylt GER - Final results

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Super Grand Slam - Sylt GER - Final results No wind on the last day of the Sylt GER Super Grand Slam again and racing was cancelled for the day. Herewith, the World Champions for 2018 are in the Men'd Slalom Antoine Albeau FRA (his 25th Worlds title) and in the Kite-Foil-Course Racing Gonzalo Costa-Hoevel ARG. Event winners in Sylt were Sara-Quita Offringa ARU/NED in the Women's Wave-Contest, Mateo Iachino ITA (in Kite-Foiling) and Pierre Mortefon FRA in Men's Slalom.
All other details on the PWA website.
Monday, October 8, 2018   

Laser Radial & Standard - Master European Championship - Vigo ESP - Day 1

 Laser Radial & Standard - Master European Championship - Vigo ESP - Day 1 Yesterday, the Laser European Masters began at the Spanish Atlantic Coast with two races sailed in moderate conditions.
In the Lasers Standard, Alan Davies GBR is on the first interim's place ahead of Alfredo Vasquez ESP and Fernando Echevarri ESP. Wolfgang Gerz GER, the best Great Grand Master, is on rank 9. 68 participants.
In the Lasers Radial, Jon Emmett GBR won both heats. Ian Jones GBR and Rob Cage GBR follow on the ranks 2 and 3. 64 participants.
The news with links to the ranking lists.
Monday, October 8, 2018   

Farr 40 - 2018 World Championship, Chicago IL, Oct 6-9 - Day 2

Yesterday, three races were run at the Farr 40 Worlds in Chicago in a rough sea with 4-6 foot waves and a wind decreasing throughout the day from 16 to 11kn. After 6 races, 'Enfant Terrible" of Alberto Rossi ITA now holds a four-point lead on 'Struntje light' of Wolfgang Schaefer GER and eight points on 'Plenty' of Alex Roepers USA.
The results and the news.
Monday, October 8, 2018   

J/70 - German Championship 2018 - Friedrichshafen GER - Final results

 J/70 - German Championship 2018 - Friedrichshafen GER - Final results No wind on the last day of the J/70 German National Championship on Lake Constance as well, and the Champion had to be proclaimed based on the 4 races concluded on the opening day.
Simon Diesch GER and his team grasped the title ahead of Klaus Brinkbäumer GER and Max Rieger GER. 56 teams participated.
The results and the final report.
Monday, October 8, 2018   

Matchracing - 2018 World Match Racing Tour, Regata de Portugal - Final Results

Nicklas Dackhammar SWE and his team was the surprising winner of the Regata de Portugal Trophy, the third event of the 2018 World Match Racing Tour.
In the Semi Finals, Ian Williams GBR up defeated Harry Price AUS 2-0 and Nicklas Dackhammar SWE had the upper hand on Yann Guichard FRA.
The Final went to Dackhammer, the match for rank 3 to Price.
The event facebook page and the event website with results.
Monday, October 8, 2018   

Soling - 2018 North American Championship, Montreal CAN, Final Results

The 17 boat fleet, including 3 former World Champions, sailed 8 races at the 2018 Soling North American Championship at the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club in Montreal, Canada. The competition ended with a triple Canadian podium of Manfred Kanter/Anne Marie Willain/Gord Devries as winner ahead of Bill Abbott/Joanne Abbott/Scott McNei on 2nd and Peter Hall/William Hall/Steve Lacey on 3rd.
Theranking list.
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