International Sailing – Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 2019   

18 Footer - New South Wales Championbship - Sydney AUS - Race 3

Superior victory of 'Winning Group' with John Winning jr/Seve Jarvin/Sam Newton AUS at the third race of the 18 Footer NSW Championship on Sydney Harbour last Sunday, sailed in freshening winds. 'Yandoo' with John Winning AUS, the father of the winner, followed 2 min behind. With this third victory, 'Winning Group' becomes more and more the favorite for the JJ Giltinan Trophy in March with the New Zealand teams, especially the defending Champion, challenging the Australians. ----- Next Friday, the Super Cup Challenge, a special event for the 18-Footer-Class Veterans., will be held, to be followed livestream on www.sailing-news.com . ----- The news and the video replay (2h 03min) of the last Sunday race.
International Sailing – Monday, December 9, 2019
Monday, December 9, 2019   

420, 470 - Winter Regatta - Imperia ITA - Final results

 420, 470 - Winter Regatta - Imperia ITA - Final results The Imperia Winter Regatta ended yesterday with the final races sailed in light winds. ----- David Bergher/Lukas Mähr AUT continued the winning streak in the 470s as clear overall first ahead of Lukas Kampelmühler/Thomas Csajka AUT. Yves Mermod/Cyrill Schüpbach SUI followed on rank 3. ----- The 420 Open regatta ended with a French trio on top : Lucas Teillet/Maxim Pisseloup FRA finished first ahead of Ange Delerce/Timothée Rossi FRA. 83 participants. ----- Margherita Barro/Matilde Parladori ITA defended their first place in the 420 women. Elsa Watrin/Caroline Sonneville FRA and Anna Riekhof/Charlotte Sperling GER completed the podium. ----- The event website with ll ranking lists and the facebook page with videos.
Monday, December 9, 2019   

Optimist, Laser - Saint Nicolas Regatta - Pula CRO - Final results

 Optimist, Laser - Saint Nicolas Regatta - Pula CRO - Final results As every year, the International St-Nicolas Regatta in Pula CRO attracted large number of participants. ----- Winner among the 383 Optimists from 19 nations was Lisa Vucetti ITA ahead of the tied Alex Demurtas ITA and Zou Schemmel FRA. The Optimist ranking list.----- After three races in the Lasers 4.7, Alenka Valencic SLO was on first ahead of Alessandro Bosso ITA and Lorenzo Fonda ITA. The World Champion Anja Von Allmen SUI remained on the 27th place among the 102 participants with the ranks 4/bfd/2. The Laser 4.7 ranking list. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Georgios Papadakos GRE won all 4 races. Julius Hebel CYP and Matija Relijanovic CRO completed the podium. 65 participants. ----- In the small Laser Standard fleet, Bozidar Golubic CRO was the winner. ---- All ranking lists.
Monday, December 9, 2019   

Laser Standard & Radial, var. classes - Semana Olimpica de Vela - Gran Canaria ESP - Final results

 Laser Standard & Radial, var. classes - Semana Olimpica de Vela - Gran Canaria ESP - Final results Another three races were sailed on the final day of the Semana Olympica in Las Palmas ESP. ----- Marit Bouwmeester NED was the superior winner in the Lasers Radial 9 points ahead of Alison Young GBR. Alfonso Fernandez ESP finished 3rd. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Milivoj Dukic MNE defended rank 1 ahead of Giovanni Cocolutto ITA at equal points. Joaquin Blanco ESP followed as 3rd. ----- All ranking lists (8 classes participated) and the event facebook page.
Monday, December 9, 2019   

Optimist, Laser, 420, Europe - Trofeo Ciutat de Palma - Palma ESP - Final results

 Optimist, Laser, 420, Europe - Trofeo Ciutat de Palma - Palma ESP - Final results Another big Optimist Regatta - the Trofeo Ciutat de Palma - was organised over the past weekend on Majorica ESP. The 282 Optimists completed 3 races with Jaime Ayarza ESP as winner ahead of Carl Krause GER and Stach Vleeshouwers SUI. ----- The Optimist ranking list. ----- In all other classes, the fleets were Spanish only. ----- Here all ranking lists, the report (In Spanish) and the videos.
International Sailing – Sunday, December 8, 2019
Sunday, December 8, 2019   

Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Final results - Gold for NZL, NED and ITA

 Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Final results - Gold for NZL, NED and ITA This Sunday morning UTC, two fleet races and the Medal Race concluded the 2019 World Championships of the Olympic 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 Classes in Auckland NZL. ----- Having come strongly from behind during the event, Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL finally secured their 5th World Champions title in the 49ers. Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER grasped Silver, Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR Bronze. ----- In the 49ersFX, capsizing of the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA (photo) decided the title in favour of Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED. Bronze went to Ida Baad-Nielsen/Marie Thusgaard DEN. ----- In the Nacras17, Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA defended their lead earning Gold ahead of Lin Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN and Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS. ----- The news with link to all ranking lists, videos and photos.
Sunday, December 8, 2019   

Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Final results

A three-way-photo-finish decided on the outcome of the 2019 Star Sailors League Final on the Bahamas. Iain Percy GBR/Anders Ekström SWE grasped the title and the 40'000 US$ prize money just one meter ahead of Xavier Rohart/Pierre-Alexis Ponsot FRA, and another meter behind Eivind Melleby NOR/Joshua Revkin USA on 3rd. Only Mateusz Kusznierwicz POL/Bruno Prada BRA could not follow the top-three in the Final of the four best. ----- The final ranking list, the news and the video of the final day.
Sunday, December 8, 2019   

420, 470 - Winter Regatta - Imperia ITA - Day 3

 420, 470 - Winter Regatta - Imperia ITA - Day 3 Moderate winds prevailed yesterday in Imperia ITA allowing the 470 to complete 2 races, the 420s one race per fleet. ------- The Austrians dominated in the 470s with David Bargehr/Lukas Mähr AUT on first 2 points ahead of Thomas Kampelmühler/Thomas Csajka AUT. With a race win, Yves Mermod/Cyril Schüpbach SUI moved up on rank 3. ----- In the 420s Open, Lucas Teiller/Maxim Pisseloup FRA moved up on rank 1 winning the only race of the day. Maxim Dneprov/Luis Zimmerli SUI advanced on rank 2. Good results also for the other Swiss teams with Simon Kaiser/Nik Burkhard SUI now 11th. Alexandre Grognuz/Simeo Vollmer SUI follow on rank 17 among the 85 teams. ----- Margherita Barro/Matilda Parladori ITA defended the first place in the 420 Women. Anna Riekhof/Charlotte Sperling GER follow 4 points behind on 2nd. New on rank 3 are Elsa Watrin/Caroline Sonneville FRA. ----- The event website with all ranking lists and the event facebook page with videos.
Sunday, December 8, 2019   

Laser Standard & Radial, var. classes - Semana Olimpica Canaria de Vela - Las Palmas ESP - Day 2

The favorable sailing conditions with a good breeze and an impressive Atlantic Ocean swell persitsted off Las Palmas yesterday as well, allowing to complete three races. ----- Marit Bouwmeester NED, not as dominating as on day one, could nevertheless defend her first position in the Lasers Radial. Silvia Zennaro ITA advanced on rank 2, Alison Young GBR follows on the 3rd place. Rosine Baudet SUI is on the 28th position. ----- As best of the day, Milivoj Dukic MNE took the lead in the Lasers Standard ahead of Joaquin Blanco ESP. Giovanni Cocolutto ITA follows on rank 3. Cyril Knecht SUI did not compete yesterday and dropped on rank 24. ----- Other classes are racing as well in addition to the Lasers, with small local fleets in the 420s and 29ers. ----- In the F18-catamarans, Christian and Helge Sach GER dominate, in the 2.4m, two Finnish boats are in front. ----- With 25 teams from 3 nations, the Snipes have one of the bigger fleets. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
International Sailing – Saturday, December 7, 2019
Saturday, December 7, 2019   

Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 5

 Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 5 The Olympic, America's Cup and World Champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL have taken the lead in the 49ers. Erik Heil/Thomas Ploessel GER follow with an 8 point backlog on rank 2. Fletcher/Bithell GBR on 3rd are already 36 points behind. On rank 4 follow Botin/Lopez ESP as best of the nations not yet qualified for the 2020 Olympics (blue shade on ranking lists). 4 places are at stake. ----- In the 49erFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED replaced Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA tied on top. On rank 3 follow Helene Naess/Marie Roenningen NOR. The first non-qualified 2020 Olympic nation Germany with Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER is on the 4th place. ----- In the Nacras 17, Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA are on top with a 6 point lead on Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS. On rank 3 follow Lin Cenholt/Christian Lüback DEN. The best non-qualified nation is France with Quentin Delapierre/Manon Audinet FRA on rank 10. ----- The event website with links to reports, ranking lists and videos.
Saturday, December 7, 2019   

Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 4

 Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 4 After the last Qualification Series races held in a light 5kn breeze yesterday at the SSL Final on the Bahamas, Mateusz Kusznierewicz POL/Bruno Prada BRA remained on rank 1 with a race win and qualified directly for the Final of the best four. Diego Negri ITA/Frithjof Kleen GER on rank 2 are qualified for the Semi Final. The ranks 3 to 10 will sail the Quarter Final today with the best five qualified for the Semi Final. ----- Surprisingly, the English Laser Olympic campaigner Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR with Kilian Weise GER as crew defended the 3rd place ahead of the past Starboat World Champions Melleby NOR/Revkin USA, Cayard/Trinter USA and Percy GBR/Ekström SWE on the ranks 4 to 6. On rank 7 follows the Snipe World Champion Henrique Haddad BRA with mit Henry Boening BRA and also on rank 8 is another non-Starboat team, the Finn Junior Champion Muhonen FIN with Kushnir UKR to qualifiy for the Quarter Final. Ranks 9 and 10, Rohart/Ponsot FRA and Doyle/Infelise USA are both past World Champions. ------ Among the prominent eliminated are Pepper NZL/Trouche BRA, Mirsky AUS/O'Leary IRL or Lööf SWE/Fatih USA. ----- The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, December 7, 2019   

420, 470 - Winter Regatta - Imperia ITA - Day 2

 420, 470 - Winter Regatta - Imperia ITA - Day 2 Light winds prevailed at the Imperia Winter Regatta kicked-off on Thursday with the 470s. Yesterday, the 420s joined the event as well. ----- After 5 races, Bergher/Mähr AUT are first in the 470s (unfortunately only in facebook quality) 3 points ahead of Kampelmühler/Csajka AUT. On rank 3 follows the first Mixed-Team Vita Heathcote/Ryan Orr GBR. 12 entrants. ----- In the 420s Open, Ange Delerce/Timothée Rossi FRA are first after 2 races ahead of Lucas Teillet/Maxim Pisseloup FRA. On 3rd are Maxim Dneprov/Luis Zimmerli SUI. 86 teams participate. ----- In the 420 women, Margerita Barro/Matilda Parladori ITA are first ahead of Anna Riekhof/Charlotte Sperling GER and Johanna Schmidt/Hanna Schranzhofer AUT. ----- The event facebook page with ranking lists, photos and videos, as well as the event website without pertinent informationen.
Saturday, December 7, 2019   

Laser Standard & Radial, Snipe - Semana Olimpica de Vela - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 1

Quality Laser fleets are present at the Gran Canaria Olympic Sailing Week initiated yesterday with three races. ----- Marit Bouwmeester NED is in the lead in the Radials ahead of Maxime Jonker NED and Alison Young GBR. 38 participants from 17 nations and 3 continents (from the Americas MEX, TTO (Trinidad Tobago) and ESA (El Salvador). ----- In the Lasers Standard, the locals are on the top places with Joaquin Blanco ESP on first ahead of Joel Rodriguez ESP and Giovanni Cocolutto ITA. ----- All ranking lists and the video of the day.
International Sailing – Friday, December 6, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019   

Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 4

 Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 4 The Final Series at the Olympic High-Performance Class Worlds in Auckland began yesterday with three races per class. ----- Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER defended the lead in the 49ers, 9 points ahead of Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL. Already 32 points is the backlog of Lucas Rual/Emile Amoros FRA, best of the day (1/4/6) advancing on rank 3. ----- In the 49ersFX, Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA extended their lead on 11 points. The best of the day (2/6/1) Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED are new on rank 2. ----- Jumping on 3rd are the past Optimist World Champion Tina Lutz GER with Susann Beucke GER. ----- Leader change in the Nacra 17: Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA have taken the lead 11 points ahead of Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS. The former leaders John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR are down on 3rd. ----- The event website with links to the results and the latest reports as well as videos.
Friday, December 6, 2019   

Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 3

 Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 3 As best of the day (3/3/6), Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR/Kilian Weise GER advanced on rank 8. The former leaders Diego Negri ITA/Frithjof Kleen GER however, had a bad day with the ranks ocs/21/12 and descended on rank 3. The new overall leaders are Mateusz Kusznierewicz POL/Bruno Prada BRA 10 points ahead of Ian Percy GBR/Anders Ekström SWE. ------ With 6-10kn, this was the first day at the SLL Final with lighter winds during the three races held, allowing the less experienced VIP youngsters to mark theire presence. ----- Today, the Qualification Series will be concluded with another three races. The 10 best will participate in the Finals on Saturday. With the ranks 9 to 13 within 10 points, the fight for the cut will be fierce. ----- The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Friday, December 6, 2019   (Image © Elena Fonntanesi)

420, 470 - Winter Regatta - Imperia ITA - Start today

 420, 470 - Winter Regatta - Imperia ITA - Start today Thr traditional 470/420 Imperia Winter Regatta begins today at the Italian Riviera coast. ----- In the 470, 18 teams from 7 nations are on the entry list. ----- The 420 fleets are big with 85 male and 42 female teams. ----- The entry lists and the event website.
International Sailing – Thursday, December 5, 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019   

Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 3

 Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 3 The High-Performance-Class World Championship Qualification Series in Auckland NZL have been completed this morning UTC with 8, respectively 9 races. ----- In the 49ers, Erik Heil/Thomas Ploessel GER have taken the lead one point ahead of Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL. Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT remained on rank 3. ----- In the 49ersFX, the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA extended their advantage on the tied Helene Naess/Marie Roenningen NOR and Kimberly Lim/Cecilia Low SGP to 14 points. ----- In the Nacra 17, John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR defended their lead 2 points ahead of Vittorio Bissarro/Maelle Frascari ITA on 2nd. New on rank 3 are Nathan Outteridge/Haylee Outteridge AUS. ----- The event website with reports and links to the results and videos.
Thursday, December 5, 2019   

Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 2

 Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 2 The experienced Starboat teams ruled the show at the SSL Final on the Bahamas yesterday in the fresh up to 20kn wind, and the three races held were won by Negri/Kleen ITA/GER, Percy/Ekström GBR/SWE and Cayard/Trinter USA. First on the interim ranking list are Diego Negri/Frithjof Kleen with the ranks 1/2/4. Mateusz Kusznierewicz/ Bruno Prada POL/BRA follow 8 points behind. Paul Cayard/Phil Trinter are on rank 3. Still on a positive streak are the young Finn sailors Oskari Muhonen/Vitalii Kushnir FIN/UKR on rank 6. ----- The results and the news.
International Sailing – Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Wednesday, December 4, 2019   

Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 2

 Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 2 New on top of the 49ers are Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT finishing in the top-5 in all three races of the day. On rank 2 follow the big favorites Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL, Erik Heil/Thomas Ploessel GER are on 3rd. ----- Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI had a remarkable day with the ranks 2/4/6 bringing them on the 5th place overall. ----- First leaders in the 49ersFX are Paris Henken/Anna Tobias USA and Ida-Marie Baad/Marie Thusgaard DEN tied with the same number of points. Kimberly Lim/Cecilia Low SGP follow on rank 3. ----- In the Nacras 17, John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR have taken the lead with the ranks 2/2/1/1 only one point ahead of Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR, Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis USA and Lin Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN tied on the ranks 2-4. ----- After the stormy opening day with only 2 races for the 49ers, the full program was completed today with 3 races for the 49ers and 4 races for the 49ersFX and Nacras 17. ----- The news with all results and the event facebook page with videos.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019   (Image © Gilles Morelle)

Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 1

 Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 1 The Star Sailors League Final on the Bahamas began yesterday with two races held in moderate but very shifty winds. Eidvind Melleby NOR/Joshua Revkin USA have taken the lead with the ranks 2 and 4, followed by Diego Negri ITA/Frithjof Kleen GER. A surprise is the Finn Junior World Champion Oskari Muhonen FIN with Vitalii Kushnir UKR who finished day one on the 3rd place. ----- The results, the news and the video summary.
International Sailing – Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019   

Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 1

 Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 1 A 25-30kts breeze from the North, swinging to the West with gusts above 70kts prevailed for most of day one of the combined 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 World Championships in Auckland NZL. Racing was cancelled for the day for the 49erFX and Nacra17, while the 49ers started racing at 3:30 when the breeze settled down to 8-10 kts from offshore. ----- Clear leaders after 2 races are Erik Heil/Thomas Ploessel GER (ranks 1 and 2) ahead of Kevin Fischer/Yann Jauvin FRA (5/1) and Nart Lambrieux/Pim van Vugt NED (3/4). ----- The America's Cup, Olympic and World Champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL are 11th. ----- The 49er results. ----- For the first time, a public TV station transmits the competition full-length live against a modest fee. ----- The event website.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019   

18 Footer - New South Wales Championbship - Sydney AUS - Race 2

 18 Footer - New South Wales Championbship - Sydney AUS - Race 2 Moderate winds prevailed last Sunday on Sydney Harbour during the second race of the NSW-Championship. As a week ago, the winner was 'Winnning Group', this time with John Winning AUS steering. With a massive 3min backlog, 'Shaw and Partners Financial Services' (James Dorron, Harry Bethwaite, Tim Westwood AUS) finished 2nd. ----- The news and the video replay (2h 8 min) of race 2.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019   

Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Start today

Today, the Final of the Star Sailors League will be kicked-off on the Bahamas. In absence of the 2018 winner Robert Scheidt BRA, number one of the ranking list, the favorites for the 2019 title are Mateuz Kusznierewicz POL/Bruno Prada BRA, Ian Percy GBR/Anders Ekström SWE, Freddy Lööf SWE/Brian Fatih USA or Diego Negri ITA/Frithjof Kleen GER. To be considered among the non-Starboat sailors are the Laser Olympic medalist Tonci Stipanovic with Tudor Bilic CRO, as well as the top matchracers Ian Williams GBR, Torvar Mirsky AUS, Taylor Canfield ISV and the World Champions of non-Olympic classes such as Henrique Haddad BRA and Ricardo Fabini URU (Snipe) and Mark Holowesko BAH with Christoph Burger SUI (5.5m). With Jeemin Ha KOR and Asian team will be present for the first time. ----- Racing will be presented full-length live beginning at 15 p.m. UTC today, also on the sailing-news.com website. ----- The news.
International Sailing – Sunday, December 1, 2019
Sunday, December 1, 2019   

Yardstick - Die Eiserne - Konstanz GER

 Yardstick - Die Eiserne - Konstanz GER Sun and light winds prevailed on Lake Constance yesterday and the temperatures just above freezing level made the "Icy" really frostbiting. Winner on the long course was Thomas Begher GER with his Longtze ahead of Franco Barletta SUI on a Solaris 36 OD and Beat Graf SUI on a New Compact. 62 teams completed the race. The results of the short course race was not yet posted this morning. ----- The event website.
International Sailing – Saturday, November 30, 2019
Saturday, November 30, 2019   

Intensive sailing on live on the Internet next week

 Intensive sailing on live on the Internet next week Up to 8 hours sailing live on TV next week ! Tomorrow Sunday morning (4 a.m. UTC), race 2 of the 18-Footer NSW Championship on Sydney Harbour can be followed livestream here on sailing-news.com. As from Monday, the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 World Championships in Auckland will be covered live early in the morning as well. Beginning on Tuesday afternoon, the Star Sailors League Final on the Bahamas will be broadcast full-length as in previous years, on livestream with GPS-tracking and competent commentators.
International Sailing – Friday, November 29, 2019
Friday, November 29, 2019   

18 Footer - New South Wales Championship - Sydney AUS - Race 1

 18 Footer - New South Wales Championship - Sydney AUS - Race 1 Winner of the first race of the 18-Footer NSW Championship on Sydney Harbour last Sunday was 'Winning Group' with a massive 2:45 min advantage. The multiple Champion Seve Jarvin AUS was steering subsistuting the owner John Winning AUS who missed the start due to a delayed flight arrival. Together with Sam Newton and Tom Clout, the team recalled the 8 years dominating the JJ-Giltinan Championship. ------ Moderate winds around 10kn prevailed during the the first event. Race two will follow next Sunday, as always aired livestream here on sailing-news.com. ----- The news and the video replay (1h 48min) of race 1.
International Sailing – Thursday, November 28, 2019
Thursday, November 28, 2019   

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