International Sailing – Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019   

Kiteboarding, Windsurfing - Mondial du Vent - Leucate FRA - Day 3

 Kiteboarding, Windsurfing - Mondial du Vent - Leucate FRA - Day 3 Since last Saturday, the Mondial du Vent - a sport- and entertainment event in Leucate FRA near Narbonne at the Mediterranean Sea - has been underway. Wind- and Kitesurfer, Stand-Up-Paddler, Breakdancer competitions are on the program and this surrounded by beach parties.
The Kiteboard Freestylers, engaged in a Freestyle Worldcup Event, have been on hold due to lack of wind since Saturday, but things can change quickly when the powerful Tramontane wind kicks-in. The elite drivers are present, among them Maxime Chabloz SUI.
The event website and the facebook page with videos.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019   

Various classes - Spi Ouest - La Trinité-sur-Mer FRA - Final results

 Various classes - Spi Ouest - La Trinité-sur-Mer FRA - Final results The Spi Ouest Regatta in La Trinité FRA was terminated yesterday with the last races sailed in sun a moderate wind conditions. This classic Spring event at the French Atlantic Coast is one of the best attended competitions, this year with 440 teams in 16 classes.
The Diam-24-Trimaran, of special interest as these boats will again be used for the Tour-de-France à la Voile in July, had 'Bejaflore' of Valentin Bellet FRA as winner ahead of 'Golfe du Morbihan' with Robert Perron FRA and 'EFG Bank' with Pierre Pennec FRA. The all-female team 'La Boulangère' with Matilde Geron FRA followed on rank 11 among the 28 particpants.
In the Grand Surprise yachts (31 teams), François Morane FRA finished first ahead of Olivier Bornet FRA and Valentin Bovey SUI.
In the largest fleet, the J/80s, with 66 teams, Pierre Laouenan FRA and his team was on rank 1 followed by Iker Almandoz ESP.
All ranking lists, the news and the event facebook page with videos.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019   

Esse-Boats - 15-Year-Jubilee

 Esse-Boats - 15-Year-Jubilee Fast, elegant, extremely easy to sail: For 15 years, the fascinating yachts of Esseboats have inspired sailors. The Swiss yacht builder Josef Schuchter developed the Esse 850 together with the Italian designer Umberto Felci in 2004. Josef Schuchter's concept: A sporty boat with above-average sail characteristics and extremely easy handling. The Esse 850 immediately became a huge international success. More...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019   

Various Yachts - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - final results

 Various Yachts - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - final results The final race for the 32nd edition of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta was held in a relatively moderate 15kn southeasterly wind. Racing was very close with eight of the classes decided on the very last race.
In the Classic Schooner Class, 'Severine', the 54-foot schooner of Gonzalo Botin won the last race to take class honours. The 141-foot schooner 'Columbia', owned by Brian D'Isernia, was runner up, 'Avenger', a 47-foot schooner, of Tom Gallant finished 3rd.
In the Dragons, the local Rocco Falcone finished first closely followed by Phil Hopton on 2nd and Gluca Perego on 3rd.
The news link with the details of the final day for all classes, the full results and the event website.
International Sailing – Monday, April 22, 2019
Monday, April 22, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Final results

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Final results The Olympic Classes Worldcup event, held for the first time in Genoa ITA, was concluded yesterday with the 470, Laser and Finn Medal Races, again in light winds around 6-8kn, and major modifications on top of the rankings occurred.
In the 470 men, Paul Snow-Hansen/Daniel Willcox NZL finishing 2nd in the Medal Race replaced Xu/Wang CHN on top. Bronze went to Wagen/Siegwart SUI.
Fernanda Oliveira/Ana-Luiza Barbachan BRA, Olympic medalists 2008, were the premature winners in the 470 women before the race already. First yesterday, Wei/Gao CHN moved up on rank 2. Di Salle/Dubbini ITA followed on rank 3.
In the Finns, it was Jorge Zarif BRA who replaced the long-leading Alex Muscat ESP on top. Joan Cardona ESP completed the podium on 3rd.
The Laser results follow in a separate news text below.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, April 22, 2019   

Laser - Olympic World Cup 2019 - ACt 3 - Genova ITA - Final results

 Laser - Olympic World Cup 2019 - ACt 3 - Genova ITA - Final results In both Laser fleets, a leader change occurred after the Medal Races, sailed in a 6-8kn wind yesterday.
Finishing 5th, Jonatan Vadnai HUN replaced the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP tied at equal points on top of the Lasers Standard. Andrew Lewis TTO (Trinidad&Tobago) moved up on rank 3.
In the Lasers Radial, it was Anne-Marie Rindom DEN grasping the overall win with 2nd race rank. Dongshuang Zhang CHNG followed on rank 2 with a 3 point backlog. Finishing 3rd in the Medal Race, Maud Jayet SUI had the upper hand on the tied Line Flem-Höst NOR in the duel for Bronze.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, April 22, 2019   

420 - CIMA 2019 - Marseillan FRA - Final results

 420 - CIMA 2019 - Marseillan FRA - Final results With the 12th and final race, the 2019 CIMA on the Etang de Berre was terminated yesterday.
Jonathan Steindle/Leonardo Honols GER finished as outstanding winners with a record 51 point advantage on Maxim Dneprov/Luis Zimmerli SUI. On rank 3 followed Sacha Baraz/Yannick Flandorffer FRA. 76 teams from 3 nations participated in the South of France.
The ranking list and the event facebook page.
Monday, April 22, 2019   

Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Final results

 Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Final results The Lake Garda Optimist Meeting was concluded yesterday with the World Champion Marco Gradoni ITA on rank one thanks to his win in the final race. Richard Schultheis MLT followed on 2nd at equal points. Alex Demurtas ITA finished 3rd on his home waters. The Juniores ranking list.
Winner in the younger Cadetti (U12) was Erik Scheidt BRA ahead of Amélie Röpke GER and Sofia Bommartini ITA. The Cadetti ranking list.
The final report with all ranking lists and the event facebook page with videos.
Monday, April 22, 2019   

A-Cat, Moth, Waszp - Foiling Easter - Campione del Garda ITA - Final results

 A-Cat, Moth, Waszp - Foiling Easter - Campione del Garda ITA - Final results In Campione ITA, the inaugural edition of the ' Foiling Easter' Regatta was concluded yesterday with all three classes present having sailed 9 races.
Dominating winner in the A-Cats was Mischa Heemskerk NED ahead of Emmanuel Dode FRA. In the Moths, Francesco Bruni ITA was first ahead of Carlo De Paoli ITA and Fabian Gielen GER. On top of the one-design WASZPs was Alexander Hogheim NOR ahead of Mael Garnier FRA.
The results and the videos.
Monday, April 22, 2019   

5o5 - Europa-Cup 2019 - Act 1 - Cannes FRA - Final results

 5o5 - Europa-Cup 2019 - Act 1 - Cannes FRA - Final results The stormy Eastwind inhibited racing on the final day of the 5o5 Europacup Round one on Cannes Bay yesterday. Overall winner after four races are therefore Michael Quirk/Tim Needham AUS ahead of the veteran Howie Hamlin with Jeff Nelson USA and Ian Pinell/Russ Clark GBR. The multiple World Champions Hunger/Jess GER on 4th missed the podium by one point.
The ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, April 22, 2019   (Image © David Ademas)

Various classes - Spi Ouest - La Trinité-sur-Mer FRA - Day 3

 Various classes - Spi Ouest - La Trinité-sur-Mer FRA - Day 3 The 440 teams at the 2019 Spi Ouest event in Morbihan continued racing yesterday in sun and a moderate wind.
In the Diam-24-trimarans, Valentin Bellet FRA on 'Bejaflore' has extended his lead on the new 2nd-ranked Robert Perron FRA ('Golfe du Morbihan'). 'Cheminées Poujoulat' with Robin Follin FRA (and not Bernard Stamm SUI) follows on the 3rd place.
Leader in the Grand Suprise is François Morane FRA ahead of Valentin Bovey SUI new on rank 2.
All ranking lists (16 classes) and the news.
Monday, April 22, 2019   

Windsurfing - Swiss-Cup 2019 - Act 1 - Hyères FRA - Final results

 Windsurfing - Swiss-Cup 2019 - Act 1 - Hyères FRA - Final results Another three Slalom heats were held yesterday on Almanarre Bay/Hyères in a fresh Eastwind. Winner of the traditional Swiss season opening competition was Daniel Aeberli SUI defending his lead over Daniel Slijk NED. Richard Stauffacher SUI moved up on the 3rd place. 63 drivers from 6 nations participated.
The results and the event facebook page with videos.
Monday, April 22, 2019   

O'pen Skiff EuroChallenge 2019 - Palermo ITA - final results

 O'pen Skiff EuroChallenge 2019 - Palermo ITA - final results Salvatore Mancino ITA was the overall winner in the first round of the O'pen Skiff EuroChallenge 2019 held in Palermo ITA over the past weekend. Manuel de Felice ITA finished first in the U17-division. 65 entrants made the long journey to Sicily and completed 9 races in light to moderate winds.
The report, the results and the event website.
International Sailing – Sunday, April 21, 2019
Sunday, April 21, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 5

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 5 David and Lachy Gilmour AUS finished 4th in the 49er Medal Race and defended their first place ahead of McHardie/McKenzie NZL and Burling/Tuke NZL. With a victory in the 49erFX Medal Race, Odile Van Aanholt/Marieke Jongens NED consolidted their top position in front of Omari/Distefano ITA and Roble/Shea USA. In the Nacra-17, Iker Martinez/Olga Maslivets ESP advanced on rank 1 overall with a 2nd race rank, one point ahead of the previous leader Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR. The Olympic Champions Santiago Lange/Cecilia Carranza ARG moved up on rank 3. All other classes sailed their last fleetraces.
In the 470men, Zu/Wang CHN will start to today's Medal Race with 3 point lead on Snow-Hansen/Willcox NZL. 10 points behind, Wagen/Siegwart SUI still have an option on the victory. Numerous teams had difficulties with the very light condition and missed the Medal Race.
Fernanda Oliveira/Ana-Luiza Barbachan BRA are the premature winners in the 470 women with a 28 point advantage on Di Salle/Dubbini ITA closely followed by Berta/Caruso ITA.
In the Finns, Alex Muscat ESP defended the first position and will have to fight for victory with Jorge Zarif BRA only two points back. Joan Cardona ESP on 3rd is already 18 points behind.
The Laser news follow below in the next text.
The winds yesterday were once more filling in late and remained very light.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
You can follow the Medal Race this Sunday livestream on our website beginning at 9h am UTC.
Sunday, April 21, 2019   

Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 6

 Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 6 The qualifications for today's Medal Races were concluded yesterday with the last race again held in very light winds.
In the Lasers Standard, Pavlos Kontides CYP will start to the Medal Race with a 6 point lead on Jonatan Vadnai HUN. Another 5 points back follows Hermann Tomasgaard NOR on 3rd. The Olympic medalist Tonci Stipanovic CRO on 16th clearly missed the top-10.
Two races were sailed in the Lasers Radial and Dongshuang Zang CHN has now a 4 point advantage on Vasileia Karachaliou GRE. Anne-Marie Rindom DEN is 7 points behind, still with an option on the overall victory today.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
The Medal Races can be followed livestream on this website beginning at 9h UTC.
Sunday, April 21, 2019   

420 - CIMA 2019 - Marseillan FRA - Day 4

 420 - CIMA 2019 - Marseillan FRA - Day 4 Racing at the 420 CIMA on the Etang de Berre continued yesterday with 3 races held in moderate winds. With a 31 point lead, Jonathan Steindle/Leonardo Honold GER will hardly loose to top rank during today's last races. Sacha Baraz/Yanick Flandorffer FRA follow on rank 2. Natascha and Samira Rast SUI, the best girls' team on rank 3, have to fight for leur medal against Maxim Dneprov/Luis Zimmerli SUI and Achille Casco/Eliott Schick SUI on the ranks 4 and 5.
The ranking list and the event facebook page.
Sunday, April 21, 2019   

Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Day 3

 Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Day 3 Two races were concluded yesterday on Lake Garda, with a leader change on top, as Richard Schultheiss MLT had a downer (rank 24) and was replaced on top by the Optimist World Champion Marco Gradoni ITA. On rank 3 followes Alex Demurtas ITA. The best North Americans are now Audrey Foley (Lauderdale YC) USA on rank 75, Alejandro Beckmann Riquelme (CN El Balis) MEX on rank 108 and Claire Ramsey (RNSYS) CAN on 134 among the 991 participants.
The Juniores ranking list after 6 races.
In the younger Cadetti, Erik Scheidt BRA and Amélie Röpke GER share the lead. Sofia Bommartini ITA follows on rank 3.
The event website with all ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Sunday, April 21, 2019   (Image © Luca Fumagalli)

Windsurfing - Swiss Cup 2019 - Act 1 - Hyères FRA - Day 2

 Windsurfing - Swiss Cup 2019 - Act 1 - Hyères FRA - Day 2 Two Slalom runs were completed on the second day of the Swiss Cup in Hyères FRA and twice, Daniel Aeberli SUI was the winner taking over the overall rankings ahead of Massimiliano Loncrini ITA and Daniel Slijk NED on the ranks 2 and 3. Richard Stauffacher SUI remains on rank 4.
The ranking list and the event facebook page.
Sunday, April 21, 2019   

5o5 - Europa-Cup 2019 - Act 1 - Cannes FRA - Day 2

 5o5 - Europa-Cup 2019 - Act 1 - Cannes FRA - Day 2 Two races were held on Cannes Bay yesterday at the first round of the 5o5 Europa Cup 2019 annual series. Quirk/Needham AUS defended their lead two points ahead of Hamlin/Nelson USA. Pinnel/Russ GBR and Hunger/Jess GER follow on the ranks 3 and 4. 31 teams racing.
The ranking list and the event website.
Sunday, April 21, 2019   

Laser - Youth Easter Meeting - Malcesine ITA - Final results

 Laser - Youth Easter Meeting - Malcesine ITA - Final results The Laser Youth Meeting on Lake Garda was concluded yesterday with 6 races.
In the Lasers Radial, Anna Brzozowska POL finished first ahead of Olle Lindblom SWE and Tytus Butowski POL. Rosine Baudet SUI finished the series on rank 38 among the 109 participants.
In the Lasers 4.7, the local Lorenzo Predari ITA won overall on his home waters one point ahead of Benjamin Dufour SUI. On rank 3 followed Rasmus Lindström SWE.
All ranking lists.
Sunday, April 21, 2019   

Various classes - Spi Ouest - Morbihan FRA - Day 2

Light winds prevailed on the second day of the Spi Ouest Regatta in Morbihan FRA.
In the Diam 24-trimarans, Valentin Bellet FRA with his 'Bejaflore' has taken the overall lead ahead of Bernard Stamm SUI 9 points behind on 2nd.
François Morane FRA remains on top of the Grand Surprise. Valentin Bovey SUI defended his 3rd place among the 31 teams.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Sunday, April 21, 2019   

Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - final results

 Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - final results Yesterday, 'Sorcha' of Peter Harrison GBR concluded the 2019 Voiles de St-Barths as first overall in the Maxi-1 division having won all 5 races ahead of 'SHK Scallywag' of David Witt HKG. In the smaller Maxi-2, 'Windfall' of Michael Cotter IRL finished on top. The CSA-1 winner is 'Kuka3' of Franco Niggeler SUI.
Here the final results of all 9 divisions, the photos of day 5 and the event website.
Sunday, April 21, 2019   

Various Yachts - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Day 2 - Line honours for the 79-footer Mariella

 Various Yachts - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Day 2 - Line honours for the 79-footer Mariella Mariella of Carlo Falcone, a 1938 79-foot Alfred Mylne Yawl, took the line honours for the Common Course in an elapsed time of 2hrs 30min ahead of Seefalke II of Oliver Greensmith, a 1936 41-foot Rasmussen Sloop and Peter von Seestermuehe of Christoph von Reibnitz, a 1936 59-foot Henry Gruber Yawl.
Vibrant sailing conditions on the beautiful southern coast of Antigua prevailed again on the 2nd race day of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta on the Butterfly Courses, i.e. the Common Course at 20nm, and the Long Course at 30nm, with warm SE trade winds of up to 20kn.
The report of day 2 with all details, all results and the event website.
International Sailing – Saturday, April 20, 2019
Saturday, April 20, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 5

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 5 Yesterday, the 'windiest' - however shifty and puffy - conditions prevailed in Genoa with 6-9kn allowing all classes to race. The 49ers, 49ersFX and Nacras 17 concluded their qualification series, the other classes will have their last fleetraces today Saturday.
In the 49ers, David and Lachy Gilmour AUS have taken the lead 6 points ahead of the Olympic Champions Burling/Tuke NZL. Peters/Sterritt GBR, McHardie/McKenzie NZL and Lange/Lange ARG on the ranks 3-5 remain in the race for the title and medals.
In the 49ersFX, Carlotta Omari/Matilda Distefano ITA are new on first 4 points ahead of Baad-Nielsen/Thusgaard DEN, the former leaders Van Aanholt/Jongens NED are 3rd 8 points behind.
In the Nacras 17, Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR have a 6 points' lead on Iker Martinez/Olga Maslivets ESP before the Medal Race. Zajac/Matz AUT 10 points back have still a chance for victory today. We livestream the Medal Race this morning beginning at 9h a.m UTC on sailing-news.com.
The 470s completed 3 races yesterday and Fock/Dackhammar SWE moved on top of the 470 men fleet 2 points ahead of Doi/Kimura JPN. Wagen/Siegwart SUI advanced on rank 3 with a 5 point backlog.
In the 470 women, Oliveira/Barbachan BRA have taken the lead as best of the day, in front of Cohen/Lasry ISR and Di Salle/Dubbini ITA on 2nd and 3rd. The fight for the Medal Race qualification will be tight today, as the ranks 9-18 are separated by 6 points only !
Alex Muscat ESP has taken the lead in the Finns, followed by Jorge Zarif BRA and Oscari Muhonen ESP closely behind.
All ranking lists and the news.
Saturday, April 20, 2019   

Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 5

 Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 5 Finally, the wind conditions proved to be somewhat better in Genoa and the Lasers succeeded to complete three races yesterday.
With a solid row of top ranks, the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP moved on top of the Lasers Standard ahead of Jonatan Vadnai HUN 4 points behind on rank 2. Hermann Tomasgaard NOR is now on 3rd.
A trio is on top of the Lasers Radial at equal points: Dongshuang Zhang CHN, Vasileia Karachaliou GRE and Anne-Marie Rindom DEN.
Today, three more races are on the program with the fleets split in Gold and Silver. Tomorrow Sunday, the Medal Races will be held, that can be followed livestream here on sailing-new.com.
All ranking lists and the news.
Saturday, April 20, 2019   

420 - CIMA - Marseillan FRA - Day 3

 420 - CIMA - Marseillan FRA - Day 3 The CIMA in Marseillan FRA went on yesterday with the first two Final Series races of the Gold- and Silverfleets.
Jonathan Steidle/Leonardo Honold GER extended their lead on 11 points with a race win. Finishing 4th, Natascha and Samira Rast SUI moved up on rank 2 as best girls team. Ange Delerce/Thimotée Rossi FRA follow on rank 3.
The results and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
Saturday, April 20, 2019   

Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Day 2

 Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Day 2 Winning the two races of their groups, Richard Schultheis MLT and Marco Gradoni ITA share the overall lead in the huge Optimist Juniores fleet, one point ahead of Caspar Ilgenstein GER with two race wins as well. The results.
In the younger Cadetti, Erik Scheidt BRA remains on top in front of Sofia Bommartini ITA and Amelie Röpke GER at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3.
The event website with all ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Saturday, April 20, 2019   

Windsurfing - Swiss Cup - Act 1 - Hyères FRA - Day 1

 Windsurfing - Swiss Cup - Act 1 - Hyères FRA - Day 1 A fresh Eastwind from the shore prevailed on Almanarre Bay yesterday at the traditional season opening of the Swiss Windsurfers. Two Slalom heats were concluded with Toni Wilhelm GER leading one point ahead of the junior Jakob Kooij NED. Richard Stauffacher SUI follows as best Swiss on rank 4 among the 60 participants from 6 nations.
The ranking list.
Saturday, April 20, 2019   

5o5 - Europa-Cup 2019 - Act 1 - Cannes FRA - Day 1

 5o5 - Europa-Cup 2019 - Act 1 - Cannes FRA - Day 1 Good sailing conditions with a fresh Eastwind prevailed yesterday in Cannes for the first event of the 5o5 Europacup 2019. Leading after three races are Quirk/Needham AUS one point ahead of Hamlin/Nelson USA. On rank 3 another point behind follow Pinnel/Russ GBR.
The ranking list and the event website.
Saturday, April 20, 2019   

Various classes - Spi Ouest - Morbihan FRA - Day 1

 Various classes - Spi Ouest - Morbihan FRA - Day 1 21 classes participate in the traditional Spi Ouest Regatta in Morbihan FRA.
The Diam-24-trimarans completed three races yesterday with Bernard Stamm SUI and his team in the lead with two bullets. Valentin Bellet FRA follows at equal points on 2nd, Stevie Morrison GBR is 3rd. In the only race of the Grand Surprises (30 boats), François Morane FRA finished and his team finished first ahead of Olivier Bornet FRA and Valentin Bovey SUI.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Saturday, April 20, 2019   

IRC - RORC Easter Challenge 2019 - Cowes GBR - Day 1

A light, shifty, and bracingly cold wind from the north, combined with a substantial tide made for challenging conditions on the opening day of the RORC Easter Challenge.
Racing yesterday was with the wind rarely getting above 6kn and the tide as a vital factor, ebbing throughout the afternoon at more than 2 knots (and due to increase with a 4.9m spring tide coming on Sunday).

Race 1 winners were:
- IRC-0 (9 boats): ‘Keronimo’ (Ker 40) of Lars + Brigitta Elfverson
- IRC-1 (20 boats): ‘Pegasus’ (Farr 30) of Malcom Wootton
- IRC-2 (10 boats): ‘Jacana’ (J-105) of Ross Farrow
- IRC-3 (12 boats): ‘Aguila’ (Quarter Ton) of Sam Laidlaw

The news of day 1 and the results overview.
International Sailing – Friday, April 19, 2019
Friday, April 19, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 4

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 4 Yesterday, the wind conditions at the Wordcup Series in Genoa were again light (5-7kn), but for the first time sufficient for seven of the eight classes present to complete at least one race.
In the 470 men, Kampelmühler/Czajka AUT won the only race ahead of Ichino/Hasegawa JPN and Mantis/Kagialis GRE. The Olympic Champions Belcher/Ryan AUS are on rank 17.
In the 470 women, Cohen/Lasry ISR ahead of Oliveira/Barbachan BRA and Seabright/Carpenter GBR are the first leaders.
Three races were held in the Finns with Oscari Muhonen FIN twice on top and clearly leading overall ahead of Jorge Zarif BRA and Alex Muscat ESP. To be noted, that the Finn elite refrained from participating.
The Lasers Standard completed their third race and Tonci Stipanovic CRO has taken the overall lead ahead of Duko Bos CRO and Finn Lynch IRL.
The Lasers Radial did not sail, and after the only race sailed so far, Line Flem-Höst NOR and Maud Jayet SUI share the lead.
The speed classes will complete the Qualification Series today to select the 10 best for tomorrow s Medal Races. In the 49ers, Sime Fantela/Mihovil Fantela CRO are on first after 5 races, followed by Botin/Lopez ESP and Gilmour/Gilmour AUS. The Olympic Champions Burling/Tuke NZL are on rank 10.
In the 49ersFX, Odile Van Aanholt/Marieke Jongens NED won all 3 races taking the overall lead ahead of Wester/Netzler SWE and Gross/Klinga SWE.
In the Nacras 17, all team have completed three heats with the experienced duos on top: Saxton/Boniface GBR are first followed by Jones/Saunders NZL and Martinez/Maslivets ESP.
All ranking lists and the news.
Friday, April 19, 2019   (Image © Emilien Coutant)

Optimist - Coupe Internationale de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Day 4

 Optimist - Coupe Internationale de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Day 4 Yesterday, the Optimist International Cup was concluded in La Rochelle FRA. Today, teamracing is on the program.
Zou Schemmel FRA was the clear winner after 12 races with a 14 point advantage on Boris Hirsch SUI. The best girl Lucie Gout FRA is on rank 3. The Minimes ranking list.
In the younger Benjamins, Rapahel Allain FRA finished first with a 38 point lead on Damian Berthier SUI on a solid second place as well.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
Friday, April 19, 2019   

Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Day 1

 Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Day 1 The first two races of the Lake Garda Optimist Meeting were sailed yesterday in a 12-14kn wind.
Finishing 1 and 2 in their groups, Yanne Broers NED, Alex Demurtas ITA and Richard Schultheiss MLT have jointly taken the lead. The World Champion Marco Gradoni ITA follows on rank 5. 900 participants.
In the younger Cadetti, Erik Scheidt BRA (son of the 5-times Olympic medalist Robert Scheidt BRA) and Amelie Röpke GER are on the first place with a race win each. 81 participants.
The ranking lists and the event website
Friday, April 19, 2019   

Various Yachts - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - the Single-Handed Race and Sea Shanties

 Various Yachts - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - the Single-Handed Race and Sea Shanties The Single-Handed Race on the eve of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta was held yesterday with 11 beautiful classic yachts in a one-hour race along the south coast of Antigua. with moderate trade wind conditions of 14-16 knots, and a relatively smooth sea state. Skippers raced solo without the use of auto-pilot, but were allowed an observer on board, who could not participate in sailing. --- The Dykstra 44 Willpower of Don Ward took line honours in the Spirit of Tradition Class but after time correction was third. Tanner Jones racing the 1963 Jack Holt 28-foot sloop Rita was second, and the winner was the 1989 Six Metre Biwi Magic , sailed by Tony Sayer. --- The Single-Handed Race took place on the eve of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, starting today Friday with four days of full fleet racing. --- The news with photos and the event website.
International Sailing – Thursday, April 18, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Act 3 - Genoa ITA - Day 3

 Olympic Worldcup - Act 3 - Genoa ITA - Day 3 Again a day with almost no wind in Genoa yesterday, and it can hardly be understood, why the innocent World Sailing (responsible as Organising Authority) dislocated the European Worldcup event from the wind-safe Hyères FRA with its perfect infrastructure and organisation to this wind-risky Italian major city.
Only the Lasers Radial and one 49er group could sail at least on race in a 3-4kn wind.
For the Lasers Radial sailing in two groups, it was the first race of the competition. The day winners were Line Flem-Höst NOR and an Maud Jayet SUI. On the 2nd ranks of their groups followed Anne-Marie Rindom DEN and Vasileia Karachaliou GRE.
The only 49er race was won by Fantela/Fantela CRO, still back in the overall 49er rankings before discard with the scores ufd/1/1.
Without valid results after 3 days are the 470s (M W) and Finns.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, April 18, 2019   

Optimist - Coupe Internationale de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Day 4

 Optimist - Coupe Internationale de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Day 4 Three races were sailed in the Final Series of the Spring Cup in La Rochelle FRA with the fleet split in Gold and Silver rounds.
Zou Schemmel FRA extended his lead on 7 points with the day ranks 1 and 2. Axel Grandjean SUI i on the 2nd place, Lucie Gout FRA on 3rd is the best girl. Boris Hirsch SUI advanced on the 4th position. Sam Nokes SUI and Stach Vleeshowers SUI follow on the ranks 9 and 10. The ranking list.
In the younger Benjamins, Raphael Allain FRA is new on top 10 points ahead of Charles Trollard FRA. Kilian Dussain FRA and Damien Berthier SUI follow on the ranks 3 and 4 at equal points.
The French TV transmitted a film report yesterday. Theevent facebook page with photos.
Thursday, April 18, 2019   

420 - CIMA - Marseillan FRA - Day 1

 420 - CIMA - Marseillan FRA - Day 1 Yesterday, the first major 420 Regatta was kicked off in Marseillan FRA on the Etang de Berre in moderate winds. Unfortunately, neither results nor information have been posted on the event website or the facebook page of the organisers. However, numerous Fotos are available.
Thursday, April 18, 2019   

Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Country Cup - Final results

 Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Country Cup - Final results As a prelude to the Optimist Lake Garda Meetings, the Nations Trophy was held with one representative per country racing. After three races, the local Alexis Demurtas ITA was the winner ahead of Caspar Ilgenstein GER and Henrik Puolakka FIN. 36 nations from 5 continents were present. --- The ranking list.
The Optimist Meeting begins today with huge fleets as usual: 991 Juniores from 35 nations and 117 Cadetti (U12) will participate.
The event website.
Thursday, April 18, 2019   

Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day 3 - Local Knowledge Pays Off for Round the Island Race

 Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day 3 - Local Knowledge Pays Off for Round the Island Race For yesterday’s tricky Round the Island race, local knowledge paid off for the race veterans that knew how to successfully navigate the challenges on the 24–32nm courses around St-Barth’s rocky cliffs in a 12–15kn northeasterly with 30° wind shifts.
Here the results, the day 3 report, the photos and the event website.
Today is lay day, racing resumes on Friday and lasts until April 20.
International Sailing – Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - Day 2

Very light winds prevailed again on the second day of the Genoa Worldcup event and only the Lasers and the 49ersFX completed one race each in a 5kn breeze.
Tonci Stipanovic CRO and Herrmann Tomasgaard NOR were the winners in their Laser Standard groups with Duko Bos NED and Sergey Komissarov RUS twice on rank 2.
In the 49ersFX, only one group finished a race and the overall ranking list remains unchanged.
The 49ers completed two races on the opening day, the Nacra 17 one.
The wind forecast is not very promising for the second half of the week.
All ranking lists, the official report and a video of the day.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   

Optimist - Coupe internationale de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Day 3

 Optimist - Coupe internationale de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Day 3 The International Optimist Cup in La Rochelle FRA continued yesterday with two races.
Finishing on the ranks 1 and 2, Zou Schemmel FRA was again the best of the day and extended the lead on Axel Grandjean SUI to 6 points. The best girl Lucie Gout FRA follows on 3rd. The ranking list.
In the younger Benjamins, split in Gold- and Silverfleet, Charles Trolard FRA and Raphael Allain FRA lead overall ahead of Damien Berthier SUI on the 3rd position. The Benjamins ranking list.
The event facebook page.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   

Swan - Swan-Cup - Monaco MON - Final results

 Swan - Swan-Cup - Monaco MON - Final results Over the past weekend, the Swan-Cup was held in Monaco with 14 Swans 42, 45 and 50 on the starting line. Only three races could be completed within 4 days, as the winds remained mostly absent.
In the largest fleet, the Swan 50 with 8 participants, Leonardo Ferragamo ITA (tactics Ken Read USA) was the winner ahead of Andrea Masi ITA and Dmitry Ribolovlev RUS (with Fernando Echevarri ESP). Tied on rank 4 followed Stefan Heidenreich GER (with Jochen Schümann GER). Morten Kielland SUI (with Iker Martinez ESP) finished 5th.
The event website with all ranking lists and the video of the final day.
International Sailing – Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genua ITA - Day 1

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genua ITA - Day 1 Yesterday, Round 3 of the Olympic Classes Worldcup was kicked off in Genoa ITA in sunshine and light winds varying from 5-12kn. Eight of the ten Olympic Classes were present with the RS:X windsurfers missing. On the opening day, the speed classes were active with two races for the 49ers and one race for the Nacra-17 (one group with a second race).
First leaders in the 49ers are Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER with two bullets. McHardie/McKenzie NZL and Gilmour/Gilmour AUS follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
In the 49ersFX, Julia Gross/Hanna Klinga SWE have taken the lead ahead of Grael/Kunze BRA and Jurczok/Lorenz GER.
Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR and Lorenzo Bressani/Cecilia Zorza finished first in their Nacra 17 groups.
All ranking lists.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   

Optimist - Coupe International - La Rochelle FRA - Day 2

 Optimist - Coupe International - La Rochelle FRA - Day 2 The Optimist International Cup in La Rochelle FRA continued yesterday with three races with good results by Swiss participants for whom this event counts for the World- and European Championship qualifiction.
With three bullets in his group, Axel Grandjean SUI moved up on rank 2 only one point behind the leading Zou Schemmel FRA. With Alexandre De Weck SUI (6), Boris Hirsch SUI (7), Samuel Berthier SUI (9) and Stach Vleeshowers SUI (11), four more Swiss are among the best. The ranking list.
In the younger Benjamins, Charles Trolard FRA and Raphael Allain FRA share the lead. Damien Berthier SUI is on rank 4 at equal points with rank 3. The Benjamin ranking list.
The event facebook page with a video of day one.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   

SSL Nations Gold Cup 2021 - A new era in competitive sailing dawned with the official launch in Lausanne SUI

As from 2021, the Nations Gold Cup shall be held biannually on 47-foot--One-Design-Yachts provided by the organisers. All 144 Member National Authorities of World Sailing have been invited to participate. Up to now, forty countries from all five continents confirmed their participation. A maximum of 48 teams will be able compete in this first edition of the SSL Gold Cup to be held in Switzerland on Lake Neuchâtel and Lake Geneva.
Yesterday, the event was officially launched at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne SUI with the Captains of 20 teams present, a who-is-who in sailing with names such as Robert Scheidt BRA, Paul Cayard USA, Mateusz Kusznierewicz POL, Freddy Lööf SWE, Jochen Schümann GER, Sime Fantela CRO...and more. The make-up of the eleven sailors in each national team will be strictly controlled. Crew are obliged to be passport-carrying nationals in line with the nationality requirements of the Olympic Games.
The news.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   

Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day one

 Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day one Perfect conditions prevailed yesterday at the start of the 10th anniversary edition of Les Voiles de St-Barth for the 66 entrants in nine classes racing around the west side of St-Barth on racecourses ranging from 24 – 36 nautical miles in 15 – 20 knots of breeze. Read the day one report with all details on the various fleets and photos, and check-out the results.
The event website.
Racing is planned from April 15 to 20.
International Sailing – Monday, April 15, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act3 - Genua ITA - Start today

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act3 - Genua ITA - Start today The third Olympic Classes Worldcup Regatta begins today in Genoa ITA, the last event of the 2018/9 series that will be concluded in Marseille FRA in early June. Genoa has been selected for the first time by World Sailing instead of Hyères FRA for 2019 to avoid to have two events in the South of France.
Some of the fleets however are not as representative as many top athletes still seem to prefer to go Hyères end of April. 8 of the 10 Olympic Classes will be present in Genoa.
The entry list, the event website and the official preview.
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Final results

 Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Final results Yesterday, the 400 Laser Standard, Radial and 4.7 sailors concluded the Laser Europacup on Hyères Bay with the last races, the windiest ones with a 12-14kn breeze.
Dominik Perkovac CRO remained the clear winner in the Lasers Standard ahead of Nathan Le Pen FRA. Nikita Melnikov RUS followed on rank 3. 50 participants.
In the Lasers Radial, Emilios Monos GRE finished on top with Theo Peyre FRA on 2nd. Matisse Pacaud FRA and Julian Hoffmann GER followed tied on the ranks 3 and 4. The best woman was Louise Cervera FRA on the 17th position. 197 participants.
On rank 1 of the Lasers 4.7 was Lara Himmes ESP. Bendeguz Nagy HUN and Ursula Balas CRO completed the podium. 151 participants.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Optimist - Coupe Internationale - La Rochelle FRA - Final results

 Optimist - Coupe Internationale - La Rochelle FRA - Final results The international Optimist Cup in La Rochelle was kicked off yesterday with two races.
Finishing twice on top of his group, Zou Schemmel FRA has taken the overall lead ahead of Armel Le Ny FRA and Lars Dittel SUI on the ranks 2 and 3. 336 participants from France, Monaco and Switzerland. The ranking list.
In the younger Benjamins, Raphael Allain FRA and Simon Prot FRA share the lead, both with ranks 1 and 2 in their groups. 126 participants. The ranking list.
The event website and all result details.
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Melges 24, J/70, var. classes - Charleston Race Week - Charleston SC, USA - Final results

 Melges 24, J/70, var. classes - Charleston Race Week - Charleston SC, USA - Final results Charleston Race Week concluded in spectacular fashion with strong winds producing exciting action and several classes being decided during the last race. Skipper Travis Weisleder USA rallied to victory in Melges 24 class, which attracted 37 entries. Joel Ronning and his Catapult crew secured a surprisingly convincing victory in J/70 class, largest of the regatta with 56 boats.
See all resultss and read the final report.
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Star - Trainings-Regatta - Aquafresca ITA - Final results

The triple Starboat Olympic Medalist and past World Champion Freddy Lööf SWE with Kilian Wiese GER as crew won the Lake Garda training regatta 5 points ahead of Benamati (another former World Champion) with Ambrosini ITA. Among the 'students' were among others the FD Olympic diploma holders Jan and Piet Eckert SUI steering Starboats. Jan Eckert/Frithjof Kleen GER finished 9th (with a race win) and Piet Eckert SUI/Frederico Melo POR followed on rank 12 among the 19 teams.
The ranking list.
This regatta was part of the Clinics perfectly organised by the Star Sailors League Training Center at the Fraglia Vela Riva in view of the Star European Championship in three weeks from now, counting as Grand Slam event for the SSL World Ranking List.
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Etchells - 2019 Southern Area Championship - Cowes GBR - Final results

Hamish Calder, Dorking, Surrey, GBR and his team leading after day one clearly defended the first place 6 points ahead of David Franks, Cowes/Isle of Wight, GBR. New on 3rd is Tom Abrey GBR 2 points behind. Charlie Manzoni and his team another point behind are the best Corinthians. 6 races were concluded over the past weekend.
The results and the Cowes Etchells Fleet facebook page.
International Sailing – Sunday, April 14, 2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

RS:X-Windsurfer - European & European Youth Championship - El Arenal ESP - Final results

 RS:X-Windsurfer - European & European Youth Championship - El Arenal ESP - Final results The European Championship of the Olympic RS:X Windsurfer Class was concluded yesterday with the Medal Races of the ten best and the sail-offs for the rest of the fleets.
Kieran Badloe NED finished the crucial heat of the RS:X men on rank 2 and defended his first place against the race winner, his team mate, the Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED.
Dutch victory in the RS:X women as well, where Lilian De Geus NRD, winner of the Medal Race, moved up on top ahead of Yunxiu Lu CHN and Emma Wilson GBR. Charline Picon FRA dropped out of the Medal on rank 4.
Fabien Pianazza FRA won the title in the Boys just one point ahead of Nicolo Renna ITA. In the Girls, the ranks one and two went to Israel with Naama Gazit ISR 1st and Linoy Geva ISR 2nd. Héloise Macquaert FRA grasped Bronze.
All ranking lists, the event website and the RS:X facebook page.
Sunday, April 14, 2019   

Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Day 3

 Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Day 3 After two premature start disqualifications, the leading Mario Novak CRO dropped on rank 11 overall. New on top is Dominik Perkovic CRO, best of the day with the ranks 1 and 2. Nathan Le Pen FRA on the 2nd place is already 19 points behind. Nikita Melnikov RUS and Leonhard Stock GER follow on 3rd and 4th at equal points. The Laser Standard ranking list.
Light winds prevailed yesterday on Hyères Bay during the third day of the Europacup, and only the Lasers Standard could complete two races. The Radials and Lasers 4.7 did not compete. After three races, Emilios Monos GRE is first in the 197-boat Laser Radial fleet. The Lasers 4.7 sailed only the two races on the opening day. Attila Kovac HUN is the leader.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Sunday, April 14, 2019   (Image © Martinez Studios)

RC44 - Montenegro Cup - Porto Montenegro MNG - Final results

 RC44 - Montenegro Cup - Porto Montenegro MNG - Final results Team 'CEREEF' of Igor Lah SLO with Adrian Stead GBR calling the shots remained on top of the overall rankings ahead of 'Team Nika' of Vladimir Prosikhin RUS (with Tom Slingsby AUS) and 'Team Aqua' of Chris Bake GBR (with Cameron Appleton NZL). This first Round of the 2019 RC44 Series was concluded yesterday in Montenegro/Adriatic Sea with 3 races.
The results, the final report and the videos.
Sunday, April 14, 2019   (Image © Rick Walo)

J/70, Melges 24, var. classes - Charleston Race Week - Charleston SC, USA - Day 2

 J/70, Melges 24, var. classes - Charleston Race Week - Charleston SC, USA - Day 2 Joel Ronning, Excelsior, MN, USA and his team dominated the J/70 with four bullets yesterday taking the overall lead 19 points ahead of Pamela Rose, Aventura, FL, USA on 2nd. Tied on 3rd and 4th another 6 points back are Buddy Cribb, Jupiter, FL, USA and Henry Brauer, Marblehead, MA, USA. The J/70s are the largest fleet with 52 boats. --- In the Melges 24 (35 boats), Bruce Ayres, Newport Beach, CA, USA remains on top ahead of Kevin Welch, Anacortes, WA, USA 3 points back on 2nd and Brian Porter, Fontana, Wi, USA another 3 points behind on 3rd. --- In the VX One (30 boats), Michelle Warner, Boulder, CO, USA is first just one point ahead of Christopher Alexander, Ocean Springs, MS, USA and another 7 points behind Greg Fisher, Mt Pleasant, SC, USA. --- Yesterday Saturday, the breeze built throughout the day and organizers got in four races again - two light air starts in the morning followed by two medium breeze starts in the afternoon. Most importantly, all the racing was fair and fell into the category of quality. --- All ranking lists of the 18 Classes and the news of Saturday.
Sunday, April 14, 2019   (Image © Anna Witherell)

Match Racing - Nations Cup - Grand Final - San Francisco CA, USA - Day 4

 Match Racing - Nations Cup - Grand Final - San Francisco CA, USA - Day 4 Pauline Courtois FRA, Nicole Breault USA, Anna Östling SWE and Juliana Senfft BRA advanced to the Semi Finals in the Women fleet yesterday. Allie Blecher USA and Clare Costanzo finished 5th and 6th overall.
Maxime Mesnil FRA, Pearson Potts USA, James Hodgson AUS and Henrique Haddad BRA are the Semi Finalists in the Men fleet. Nick Egnot-Johnson NZL finished 5th, the defending Nations Cup champion Vladimir Lipavsky 6th overall.
After two flights sailed in the Semis, Courtois FRA leads the Women division 2-0 over Oestling SWE, while Breault USA and Senfft BRA are tied 1-1. Potts USA has a 2-0 advantage on Mesnil FRA in the Men division. The score of Haddad BRA vs Hodgson AUS is 1-0.25. The first to score three wins in each division will advance to the finals. --- The results and the news of the day.
Sunday, April 14, 2019   

Etchells - 2019 Southern Area Championship - Cowes GBR

 Etchells - 2019 Southern Area Championship - Cowes GBR Hamish Calder, Dorking, Surrey, GBR and his team are leading after the three races held on Saturday tied with David Franks, Cowes/Isle of Wight, GBR. William McNeill, Bournemouth, Dorset, GBR follows on 3rd with a 9-point backlog. Charlie Manzoni and his team another point behind are the best Corinthians.
The results and the Cowes Etchells Fleet facebook page.
Another three races are scheduled for today Sunday.
International Sailing – Saturday, April 13, 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

RS:X-Windsurfer - European & European Youth Championship 2019 - El Arenal ESP - Day 4

 RS:X-Windsurfer - European & European Youth Championship 2019 - El Arenal ESP - Day 4 The last Final Series races yesterday were held in a 10-12kn very unsteady Palma seabreeze filling in late in the morning.
Before today's Medal Races, Kiran Badloe NED is the new leader in the RS:X men 13 points ahead of the Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED. Thomas Goyard FRA and Louis Giard FRA on 3rd and 4th will fight for Bronze today. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI moved up on rank 19.
In the RS:X women, Yunxiu Lu CHN starts to the crucial race with a 7 point lead over Charline Picon FRA. Lilian de Geus NED and Emma Wilson GBR on the ranks 3 and 4 have also an option for a Medal.
The first four in the RS:X boys are separated by 7 points only. Fabien Pianazza FRA leads 3 points ahead of Nicolo Renna ITA. Vardimon Tomer ISR follows 3 more points behind.
In the RS:X girls, the title will be decided between Héloise Macquaert FRA and Naama Gazit ISR 2 points back.
The Medal Races are scheduled to begin at 11h UTC today Saturday.
All results and the daily news.
Saturday, April 13, 2019   (Image © Pierrick Contin)

Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Day 2

 Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Day 2 Lull conditions prevailed yesterday at the Laser Europacup in Hyères and only the Standards and Radial completed at least one race that stirred the ranking lists up.
The new leader in the Standards is Mario Novak CRO 4 points ahead of Nathan Le Pen FRA on 2nd. Dominik Perkovic CRO advanced on rank 3.
In the Radials, Emilios Monos GRE is new on top thanks to a race win. Antonio Persico ITA follows 2 points behind. Matteo Paulon ITA is 3rd. Louise Cervera FRA is the best girl on the 5th place. Attila Kovacs HUN is first in the Laser 4.7 after the two races of the opening day.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Saturday, April 13, 2019   

RC44 - Montenegro Cup - Porto Montenegro MNG - Day 3

'Team Nika' of Vladimir Prosikhin RUS with Tom Slingsby AUS won the only race of the day. 'Team CEEREF' of Igor Lah SLO (tactics Adrian Stead GBR) keeps the overall lead one point ahead of 'Peninsula Petroleum' of Chris Bassadone GBR (with Ed Baird USA). Thunderstorms over the mountains killed the usual breeze off Porto Montenegro and only one shortened race could be held.
The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, April 13, 2019   (Image © Priscilla Parker)

J/70, Melges 24, var. classes - Charleston Race Week - Charleston SC, USA - Day 1

 J/70, Melges 24, var. classes - Charleston Race Week - Charleston SC, USA - Day 1 Yesterday, the Charleston Race Week began for the 18 One-design and PHRF Classes with 4 races sailed in a 10-20kn wind. The J/70s are the largest fleet with 52 boats and the first leader is Buddy Cribb USA and his team ahead of Joel Running USA. Bruce Ayres USA is on top of the Melges 24 with a 4-point lead on Travis Weisleder USA.
All ranking lists and the explicit daily news.
Saturday, April 13, 2019   (Image © Anna Witherell)

Match Racing - Nations Cup - Grand Final - San Francisco CA, USA - Day 3

 Match Racing - Nations Cup - Grand Final - San Francisco CA, USA - Day 3 The best six of the male and female fleets continued the Nations Cup Final yesterday in San Francisco in another round robin. In the Women, Pauline Courtois FRA won all 5 duels and leads ahead of Anna Östling SWE (4-1). In the Open/Men fleet, Maxime Mesnil FRA and James Hodgson AUS are on top with 3-1 wins. Day 4 of racing on Saturday, April 13, will see the completion of the double round robin in stage 3, followed by the semi-finals.
The results and the daily news.
International Sailing – Friday, April 12, 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019   (Image © Sailing Energy)

RS:X-Windsurfer - European & European Youth Championship 2019 - El Arenal ESP - Day 3

 RS:X-Windsurfer - European & European Youth Championship 2019 - El Arenal ESP - Day 3 Louis Giard FRA defended his lead in the RS:X men windsurfers 7 points ahead of Kiran Badloe NED. The Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED is on the 3rd place.
In the RS:X women, Charline Picon FRA had a mediocre day and dropped on rank 3. Yunxiu Lu CHN is the new leader with a 5 point lead on Maia Dziarnowska POL.
In the Youth boys' fleet, Fabien Pianazza FRA is still on first, but his advanted on Nicola Tenna ITA, winner of all heats yesterday, melted on one point. Vardimon Tomer ISR follows on rank 3. The new leader in the girls is Naama Gazit ISR just one point ahead of the trio Natasa Lappa CYP, Linoi Geva ISR and Héloise Macquaert FRA.
Three races were completed split in Gold- and Silverfleets in a good seabreeze of 12 to 15kn having filled in after some delays in the morning.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, April 12, 2019   

Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Day 1

 Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 3 - Hyères FRA - Day 1 Attila Kovacs HUN and Ana Clavero ESP share rank 1 in the Lasers 4.7 (151 participants, 14 nations) with the day ranks 1 and 2 in their groups. One point behind followsw Lara Himmes ESP.
In the Lasers Radial (191 participants, 24 nations, 4 continents), Matisse Pacaud FRA won both races in his group and leads one point ahead of Matteo Paulon ITA on rank 2. Paul Hameeteman NED follows on 3rd.
In the Lasers Standard (40 participants), Mario Novak CRO is on top in front of Nathan Le Pen FRA and Philip Walkenbach GER.
Moderate winds prevailed on Hyères Bay during the opening day and all three classes could sail 2 races each.
All ranking lists.
Friday, April 12, 2019   (Image © Martinez Studios)

RC44 - Montenegro Cup - Porto Montenegro MNG - Day 2

 RC44 - Montenegro Cup - Porto Montenegro MNG - Day 2 'Team CEREEF' of Igor Lah SLO with Adrian Stead GBR defended her lead, followed by 'Team Aqua' of Chris Baker GBR with Cameron Appleton NZL, best of the day, moving up on rank 2. On the 3rd position followed 'Peninsula Petroleum' of Chris Bassadone GBR with Ed Baird USA. Three races were completed yesteday in an initial 10kn wind increasing to up to 20kn during the day.
The results and the daily news.
Friday, April 12, 2019   

Match Racing - Nations Cup Grand Final - San Francisco CA, USA - Day 2

 Match Racing - Nations Cup Grand Final - San Francisco CA, USA - Day 2 Maxime Mesnil (FRA) dominated the Open Division during the second day of racing at the 2019 World Sailing Nations Cup Grand Final. In the Women’s Division Nicole Breault (USA) and Pauline Courtois (FRA) continued to rack up wins through the afternoon, sailing into a late afternoon face-off with seven wins each; the eighth was Breault’s. The results after tie break and the news of the day
The top five teams in each fleet are qualified for the next round. The remaining teams are directed to the Repechage Round Robin with the top team in each fleet joining the best five per category competing for the title.
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