Sun and a 12-18kn wind prevailed at the Régates Royales in Cannes FRA and all classes sailed the planned program, the Classics with a long-distance coastal race, the other classes with round-the-buoy races. ----- Unfortunately, the resultat links on the official event website were not yet open this morning UTC. The daily news however report on all details.
International Sailing – Thursday, September 24, 2020
International Sailing – Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The traditional Régates Royales de Cannes began on Monday with the Dragons and the Starboats. Originally, the Stars planned to held their European Championship, but it had to be canceled due to the Corona restrictions for the South of France. ----- Puissegur/Charton FRA and Chabout/Rupert FRA share the lead in the all-French Star fleet ahead of Dabry/Cotte FRA on rank 3. ----- In the Dragons, Dirk Oldenburg GER sailing under Swiss flag won the only race. Andy Beadsworth GBR/TUR followed on rank 2. ----- The news. ----- On the opening day, the Dragons completed one, the Starboats three races. Yesterday, circling winds and heavy thunderstorms inhibited racing, and the Classics and 5.5m could not yet join the competition. The report.
International Sailing – Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Another round of the Laser Euro-Masters was held in Northern Germany over the past weekend with four races sailed in mostly light airs. ----- In the Lasers Radial (19 participants/2 nations), Thorsten Wyk GER was clearly on top with three race wins ahead of Peter Kraus GER and Marco Casalini GER. ----- Three bullets also for Philipp Gläser GER in the Lasers Standard (44 participants/5 nations). Ian Elliott CAN and Roger Schulz GER completed the podium. ----- The news and all ranking lists, including age categories.
The Tempest Class sailed its first 2020 Eurocup races on Lake Garda over the past weekend. ----- Winning 6 of the 7 heats, the dominating winners were Markus Wieser/Thomas Auracher GER ahead of Wende/Reichert GER and Spranger/Kopp GER. ----- 18 teams from 4 nations. ----- The results.
Four races by class were held in Brittany over the past weekend. ----- Yvan and Matthis Bourgnon SUI were the winners in the Nacra 20/F18. ----- First in the Nacra 15 were Thomas Proust/...? FRA. ----- In the largest fleet with 17 teams, the Vipers, Emanuel Le Chapelier FRA did win all four races. ----- The ranking lists and the event facebook page.
International Sailing – Monday, September 21, 2020
Winning one of the two races on the final day of the Olympic Classes Italian National Championship, Charlie Buckingham USA grasped the title in the Lasers Standard one point ahead of Robert Scheidt BRA. Juan Maegli GUA finished 3rd. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Annelise Murphy IRL was the winner in front of Silvia Zennaro ITA and Line-Flem Höst NOR. ----- Winning 5 of the 7 races, Federico Colannino ITA dominated the Finns. ------ Stellar performance also by Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion FRA in the 470s ahead of Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabrio ITA as runner-ups. On rank 3 followed Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER. Maria Bozi/Raffailina Klonaridou GRE in the 5th place were the best female team. ----- The RS:X windsurfers and the Nacra-17 catamarans were not present in Follonica at the Italian Tuscany Adriatic Sea Coast. However, the future Olympic iQFoil-Windsurfer as well as the Kiteboarders participated. ----- All ranking lists and the event Facebook page.
Winners and the first European Champions in the Formula Kite Mixed TeamRelay European Championship 2020 on Lake Traun in Austria are Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldrige GBR. Florian Gruber/Leonie Meyer GER grasped Silver and Guy Bridge/Katie Dabson GBR Bronze. This inaugural Kitefoil Championship, the proposed discipline for the 2024 Olympics, was concluded yesterday with the final qualification runs, the Semi-Finals, and the Final. ----- The results, the news and the video of the final day
Carlo De Paoli ITA defended the first position in the Moths with a 5 points advantage on the tied trio Eddie Briddle GBR, Fabio Fumagalli ITA and Diego Botin ESP. 48 participants. ----- Richard Schultheis MLT remained on top of the WASZPs on the final day of the event. Emanuele Savoini ITA and Francesco Bertone ITA completed the podium. Victoria Schultheis MLT on rank 5 was the best woman. -----The ranking lists. ----- The Lake Garda Foiling Week, an event not only with races but also with daily Seminars on the latest foiling developments, was concluded yesterday. Check out the event Facebook page with video of all Seminars.
International Sailing – Sunday, September 20, 2020
After two days with good sailing conditions at the International Italian Championship of the Olympic Classes, the wind was absent at the Tuscany Coast yesterday causing an unplanned lay day.----- In the good quality Laser fleets, Juan Maegli GUA is first in the Lasers Standard one point ahead of Charlie Buckingham USA, and another point in front of Robert Scheidt BRA 3. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Annalise Murphy IRL is on the first place followed by Silvia Zennaro ITA and Line Flem-Höst NOR. ----- In the Finns, Federico Colannino ITA is clearly ahead. ----- The 470 men and women sail in one fleet. Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion FRA with 5 bullets in 7 races are the clear leaders.ahead of Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabrese ITA and Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER. ----- Smaller fleets are competing in the 49ers and 49ersFX. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Diego Botin ESP, normally successful 49er helmsman, has taken the overall lead in the Moths, two points ahead of Maximilian Mäge GER on rank 2. Another 2 points behind follow the tied Benoît Marie FRA and Carlo De Paoli ITA on 3rd and 4th. ----- Richard Schultheiss MLT is the new leader in the WASZP. His advance on Emanuele Savoini ITA is already 8 points. Marton Munka HUN remains on rank 3. ----- The Lake Garda wind-machine delivered yesterday as mostly always, allowing to complete three races per Class. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page including videos of the Foiling Seminars of yesterday.
International Sailing – Saturday, September 19, 2020
Eddie Bridle GBR has taken the overall lead in the Moths after the three races held at the Foiling Week on Lake Garda yesterday. Diego Botin ESP remained on rank 2. With the discard in effect, Fabrice Rigot SUI climbed on rank 3. The previous leader Maximilian Mäge GER dropped on rank 4. ----- The WASZPs sailed their first three races with Francesco Bertone ITA leading ahead of Richard Schultheiss MLT and Marton Munka HUN. Nicholas Duchoud SUI, best among 3 Swiss, is on rank 14. ----- The ranking lists and the event facebook page with videos covering the Foil-Seminars with various speakers such as the triple Olympic medalist Ian Percy GBR or the Windsurf legend Robbie Naish USA (photo).
International Sailing – Friday, September 18, 2020
Yesterday, the qualifications for the Finals in Gold-, Silver- and Bronze fleets beginning today, were completed with another 5 races. With 6 bullets on the result sheet, Florian Gruber/Leonie Meier GER are leading one point ahead of the tied Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldrige GBR and Guy Bridge/Katie Dobson GBR on 2nd and 3rd. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
The Foiling Week on Lake Garda was kicked-off yesterday with the first races of the Moths. After two races in the morning Northwind, the third race was held in a light, slackening Ora breeze in the afternoon. ----- For the WASZP however, the wind was gone. ----- Leader in the Moths interim rankings after three races is Maximilian Mäge GER 7 points ahead of Diego Botin ESP. On rank 3 follows Thomas Huber GER. In addition, the 49er top-sailor Botin ESP, some more known names from the Olympic circuit participate: Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA (Laser) follows as 10th, Joan Cardona ESP (Finn) is 14th, Ruggero Tita ITA (Nacra 17) occupies place 26 among the 44 participants. -----The ranking list and the event facebook page.
The Foiling Week on Lake Garda was kicked-off yesterday with the first races of the Moths. After two races in the morning Northwind, the third race was held in a light, slackening Ora breeze in the afternoon. ----- For the WASZP however, the wind was gone. ----- Leader in the Moths interim rankings after three races is Maximilian Mäge GER 7 points ahead of Diego Botin ESP. On rank 3 follows Thomas Huber GER. In addition, the 49er top-sailor Botin ESP, some more known names from the Olympic circuit participate: Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA (Laser) follows as 10th, Joan Cardona ESP (Finn) is 14th, Ruggero Tita ITA (Nacra 17) occupies place 26. A good first day had Fabrice Rigot SUI on rank 9 among the 44 participants. -----The ranking list and the event facebook page.
International Sailing – Thursday, September 17, 2020
The Finn Swiss Championship will begin on Lake Neuchâtel today with 42 participants from Switzerland and Germany on the entry list. The favorite is Nils Theuninck SUI shining in the past weeks at the Finn Europeans and the Kiel Week. ----- For today, sporty conditions with a stiff Northeasterly have been announced. Later this week, the winds will decrease. ----- The event website.
International Sailing – Tuesday, September 15, 2020
A big high-quality fleet sailed the Moth UK National Championship in Weymouth over the past weekend. The outstanding winner after 13 races was Dylan Fletcher GBR, past 49er World Champion, with ranks 1 and 2 only on his results sheet! With a 24 points backlog, Brad Funk USA finished in 2nd, only one point ahead of Alan Adams GBR on the 3rd rank. 70 boats from 5 nations were at the start. ----- The results, the news and the event facebook page with videos.
Act 3 of the German National Sailing League was organised over the past weekend in Berlin. The young team of the helmswoman Fanny Popken of the defending Champion Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee (VSaW) finished as first on its home waters. Only two points behind was the Norddeutsche Regatta Verein (NRV) from Hamburg. The Berlin Yacht-Club completed the podium. ---- In the overall annual rankings, the NRV has taken the lead. ----. The results, the news and the video of the final day.
Nine races were sailed at the third Act of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Portoroz SLO with Peter Karrie as the winner ahead of Sergio Caramel ITA on 2nd and Michael Tarabochia GER, first Corinthian, on 3rd. ----- Perfect conditions prevailed with a 7 to 14kn Northeasterly, and 14 teams from 5 nations participated. ----- The final ranking list and the report.
International Sailing – Monday, September 14, 2020
Jonas Warrer/Jakop Precht DEN defended their small advantage in the 49ers and won the Kiel Week Trophy ahead of Diego Bortin/Iago Lopes ESP moving up on rank 2 with a race win yesterday. Rual/Amoros FRA advanced on rank 3. ----- In the 49ersFX, Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER remained on top of the rankings as well, followed by Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA and Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR. ----- In the Finns, Nicholas Heiner NED was the clear winner ahead of Facundo Oleazza ARG who replaced Nils Theuninck SUI on rank 2. ----- Surprise in the Lasers Radial, where the Olympic and World Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED flopped (rank 20), giving way to Anne-Marie Rindom NED for an overall victory. On rank 3 followed Maria Erdi HUN. ----- Leader change in the Lasers Standard as well. The race winner of the day Philipp Buhl GER moved on top ahead of Eliott Hansen GBR and Michael Beckett GBR. ----- Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA finished first in the Nacra 17 ahead of John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR and Paul Kohlhoff/Alicia Stuhlemmer GER. ----- All ranking lists and the final report.
Too much wind on the last day of the 29er Euro Cup Regatta held at the 2020 Kiel Week, and only one race could be completed. However, there was no influence on the one-and-two victory of the Maltese siblings: Richard Schultheis/Max Körner MLT finished first ahead of his sister Antonia Schultheis/Ole Ulrich MLT. On rank 3 followed Dehn-Töfte/Dehn-Töfte DEN. ----- The results and the report.
Over the past weekend, 24 teams participated in the Austrian National Starboat Championship on Lake Wörther. Three races were completed in light winds. Bernhard Sger/Walter Oess SUI finished first ashead of Jürg Ryffel/Beat Heinz SUI. On rank 3 followed Andreas Öhlwein/Hubert Kern AUT. ----- The results (PDF).
International Sailing – Sunday, September 13, 2020
Warrer/Precht DEN, long-time leaders in the 49ers, are now challenged by Lambriex/van Vugt NED, only one point behind, and Rual/Amoros FRA also new on rank 3. ----- In the 49ersFX, Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER have taken the lead, but Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA new on rank 2 as best of the day are only one point back. Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR are now on the 3rd place. ----- With two race wins in the Finn fleet, Nicholas Heiner NED extended his lead on Nils Theuninck SUI on 9 points. Only one point behind follows Facundo Oleazza ARG on rank 3. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Michael Beckett GBR moved on top 4 points ahead of Philipp Buhl GER. Eliott Hansen GBR advanced on rank 3. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Marit Bouwmeester NED went on extending her lead. Anne-Marie Rindom DEN moved up on rank 2, Maria Erdi HUN is now in 3rd. ----- Three bullets for Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA in the Nacras 17, taking the overall lead 12 points ahead of John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR. Paul Kohlhof/Alicia Stuhlemmer GER are now on the 3rd place. ----- For the first time, fresher winds prevailed at the Kiel Week, provoking major position changes in some fleets. ----- All ranking lists and the news.
Changing conditions on the third day of the 29er Euro Cup at the Kiel Week but nevertheless, the first three Final Races did not change the positions on top of the rankings. Richard Schultheis/Max Körner MLT, ranks 1/1/2, extended their lead on Antonia Schultheis/Ole Ulrich MLT to 15 points. Jens-Christian and Jens-Philip Dehn-Toftehoj DEN remained on rank 3. ----- The ranking list.
International Sailing – Saturday, September 12, 2020
Jonas Warrer/Jakob Precht DEN remained on top of the 49ers ahead of the tied Przybytek/Kolodzinski POL and Rual/Amoros FRA. ----- In the 49ersFX, Tamara Echegoyen/Paula Barcelo ESP are still on rank 1. Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER advanced in the 2nd place. ----- As best of the day with the ranks 1/1/2, Nils Theuninck SUI joined the leading Nicholas Heiner NED on top. Facundo Oleazza ARG advanced on rank 3. ----- No change on top of the Nacra 17 with Ruggero/Banti ITA in the lead ahead of Kohlhoff/Stuhlemmer GER and Gimson/Burnet GBR. ----- Herrmann Tomasgaard NOR is the new leader in the Laser Standard 2 points ahead of the tied Michael Beckett GBR and Giovanni Cocolutto ITA. ----- Marit Bouwmeester NED defended her lead in the Lasers Radial, but Maria Erdi HUN reduced her backlog on one point. Anne-Marie Rindom DEN is now 3rd. ----- In still moderate winds, the qualification phase was concluded yesterday with four races according to program, and racing in the larger fleets (Lasers, 49er) will resume today split in Gold and Silver. ----- All ranking lists.
The 29er Euro Cup continued in Kiel with four races yesterday. ----- Richard Schultheiss/Max Körner MLT defended their first place. New on rank 2 are now Antonia Schultheiss/Ole Ulrich MLT thanks to two race wins. Den Töftehoj/Den Töftehoj DEN follow on rank 3. ----- The ranking list.
Three races were completed on the opening day of the Tempest Class Championship on the Lago Maggiore. With 2 race wins, Mario Suter/Andreas Hochuli SCH have taken the lead ahead of Schollmeyer/Von Mertens GER and Hunkeler/Rohner RVB. 14 teams from Switzerland, Germany and France participate. ----- The ranking list.