International Sailing – Sunday, September 24, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017   

J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Final - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 2

 J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Final - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 2 The full program could be completed yesterday in a perfect 12-14 kn wind.
After 9 flights, YC Costa Smeralda with Flavio Favini ITA and Branko Brcin SLO as tactician is still in the lead, but the Société Nautique of Geneva with Guillaume Girod SUI is only one point behind. With a 4 points' backlog is the Russian 'Lord of the Sail' with Jewgenij Neugodnikov RUS on rank 3. The best team of the day with 3 race wins, the Nordeutsche RV, moved up on rank 6.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Sunday, September 24, 2017   

Star - 56. Oktoberfest-Regatta - Ammersee GER - Day 2

 Star - 56. Oktoberfest-Regatta - Ammersee GER - Day 2 After the wind-less opening day, the first two races of the 2017 Octoberfest Regatta were sailed on the Ammersee yesterday. Last year's winners Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Serge Pulfer SUI had a perfect day winning both heats and clearly leading ahead of Christian Pauksch/Melanie Bentele GER and Hubert Merkelbach GER/Patrick Ducommun SUI. 44 teams from 4 nations participate.
The results and the event website.
Sunday, September 24, 2017   

TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Menorca ESP - Final results

 TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Menorca ESP - Final results No wind, no racing on the last day of the Menorca TP52 Super Series event yesterday ! 'Azzurra' of the Roemers' family with Guillerme Parada ARG as skipper and Vasco Vascotto ITA as tactician not only take the Menorca victory, the last Act of the 2017 competition, but confirm at the same time the first position in the Annual Super Series' rankings.
The report with ranking lists.
Sunday, September 24, 2017   

M32 -Catamaran - North American Championship 2017, Chicago, Day 1

The first day of racing in Chicago at the M32 North America Championship saw multiple storylines unfold as battle lines were drawn throughout the leaderboard with four sets of teams separated by only two points. Eleven teams from the USA, CAN and AUS sailed seven races on Lake Michigan under blue skies with consistent 8-10 kn of breeze up to now.
First interim's leader is the 'Magenta Project' of Sally Barkow USA, 5 pts ahead of 'REV' of Rick Devos USA. The daily news and the results.
International Sailing – Saturday, September 23, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Final results

 Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Final results The RS:X Windsurfing World Championship in Japan was concluded this morning with the Medal Races.
In the RS:men, the leading Bing Ye CHN controlled Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI one point behind right from the start and sailed the Swiss down on the last place, earning the Worlds title. Behind the Vice-Worldchampion Sanz-Lanz - the only non-Chinese Medal winner at this Championship - Mengfan Gao CHN won Bronze.
A triple Chinese victory occurred in the RS:X women with Peina Chen CHN Gold, Jiahui Wu CHN Silver and Yunxiu Lu CHN Bronze. Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL missed Bronze by one point.
The final report, the event website and the videos.
Saturday, September 23, 2017   

J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Final - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 1

 J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Final - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 1 The European Sailing Champions' League Final with the 32 best European Club Teams began yesterday in Porto Cervo/Sardinia ITA. Three complete flights and two races of flight 4 were run in a perfect 12 to 15 kn breeze.
Winning all three races, the host-club YC Costa Smeralda with Flavio Favini ITA has taken the lead only point ahead of Société Nautique of Geneva with Guillaume Girod SUI. On rank 3 follows the Russian 'Lord of the Sail' with Ewgenij Neugodnikov RUS. The German Lindauer SC is 4th.
The ranking list and the news.
Saturday, September 23, 2017   

TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Menorca ESP - Day 4

 TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Menorca ESP - Day 4 The final Round of the TP52 Super Series continued yesterday on Menorca ESP with two light-wind races. None of the top three title challengers could maintain a decisive high level of consistency, but 'Azzurra' of the Roemers familiy ITA/ARG with Guilermo Parada ARG/Vasco Vascotto ITA still carries a seven points lead into the final day. The fleet stays closely together with 'Gladiator' of Tony Langley GBR with Ed Baird USA on rank 2 and the tied 'Quantum' with Doug Devos/Terry Hutchinson USA and 'Platoon' with Harm Müller-Spreer GER/John Kostecki USA on 3rd and 4th.
The news.
International Sailing – Friday, September 22, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 5

 Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 5 After the lay day, the first Final Series Gold- and Silverfleet races were on the program yesterday. Light winds challenged the drivers physically with ongoing pumping efforts. The light-weighted Chinese athletes dominated in the men's and women's fleets.
As best of the day, Ye CHN has taken the lead in the RS:X men, 3 pts ahead of Mengfan Gao CHN on 2nd. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI is now on rank 3 with a 7 pts backlog on the leader and still chances for Gold or Silver. The big-breeze specialists however had a hard day. The two-times Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED on rank 11 has to fight to make the Medal Race cut, as does Pawel Tarnowski POL (rank 12), Piotr Myszka POL (13th) or Kieran Badloe NED (14th). Today, three more races are on the program. The Medal Race will be tomorrow Saturday..
Leader change also in the RS:X women, where Jiahui Wu CHN replaced Peina Chen CHN on top, separated by 0,7 pts only. Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL follows 5 pts back on rank 3.
The daily news with link to all ranking lists and the videos.
Friday, September 22, 2017   (Image © Lin Parks)

6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Final results - Gold for Philipp Durr SUI

 6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Final results - Gold for Philipp Durr SUI Two more races were sailed on the spare day of the 6 Meter Worlds in Vancouver CAN to complete the program as scheduled with 8 races.
Philipp Durr SUI and his team won one of the races and secured the title 5 pts ahead of Ben Mumford CAN who regained the 2nd place on his home waters, as Andy Beadsworth GBR now on 3rd was penalised after a premature start. Hugo Stenbeck SUI on 4th was only 1 pt behind Bronze and 2 pts behind Silver. Among the best of the day (3/4) was also Reinhard Suhner SUI, advancing on rank 9.
In the Classics, HM Juan-Carlos de Bourbon ESP defended his lead inspite of two medium ranks, grasping the title 3 pts ahead of Peter Hoffmann USA. Bronze went to the two-times Olympic medalist Lars Grael BRA.
All results.
Friday, September 22, 2017   (Image © Martinez Studios)

TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Menorca ESP - Day 3

 TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Menorca ESP - Day 3 Two races were sailed at the TP52 Super Series on Menorca ESP yesterday. 'Quantum' of Doug Devos USA was the best of the day with the ranks 2/2, and moved up on the 3rd place overall. 'Azzurra' of the Roemers ITQ/ARG with Vasco Vascotto ITA remains on top but the advantage on the tied duo 'Platoon' (Harm Müller-Spreer GER/John Kostecki USA) and 'Quantum' has melted to one point.
The report with results.
Friday, September 22, 2017   

J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Final - Porto Cervo ITA - Start today

 J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Final - Porto Cervo ITA - Start today Today begins the European Sailing Champions League 2017 Final on Sardinia. 32 teams will share alternatively the 8 J/70s of the organisers. Light winds have been forecast for the coming days, hopefully an advantage for the two Swiss teams of the RC BodToday begins the European Sailing Champions League 2017 Final on Sardinia. 32 teams will share alternatively the 8 J/70s of the organisers. Light winds have been forecast for the coming days.
The official preview and the presentation video.
International Sailing – Thursday, September 21, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 4

 Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 4 Lay day in Enoshima JPN yesterday before the RS:X World Championship Final Series Gold- and Silverfleet races beginning today.
In the RS:X men, Louis Giard FRA leads with 2 pts on Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI and 4 pts on Pawel Tarnowski POL, in the RS:X women, Peina Chen CHN is on top with a 1,3 pts advantage on Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL.
The video of the day presents the Enoshima island, where already the Olympic Regattas 1964 took place. The event website.
Thursday, September 21, 2017   

6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 4

 6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 4 The 6 Meter Worlds in Vancouver CAN continued yesterday with two races in an up to 20 kn wind.
Inspite of two 5th places, Philipp Durr SUI defended his lead in the Open Division, but his advantage on Andy Beadsworth GBR before today's last races is only 2 pts. Tied on the ranks 3 and 4 are Ben Mumford £CAN and Russ Sylvestri USA 5 pts behind the leader. With the day ranks 1 and 2, Hugo Stenbeck SUI was the best of the day moving up on rank 5 overall. His backlog on the Bronze medal is only 2 pts.
On top of the Classic Division is HM Juan Carlos de Bourbon ESP with an 8 points lead on the tied Lars Guck HKG and Lars Grael BRA. and he will most likely finish the day as World Champion.
The ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, September 21, 2017   

TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Menorca ESP - Day 2

 TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Menorca ESP - Day 2 The very light wind allowed only one race at the TP52 Super Series on Menorca ESP, and the winner was 'Bronenosec' with Vladimir Liubomirov RUS and Morgan Larson USA as tactician. Overall first remains 'Azzurra' of the Roemers' family ITA/ARG with Francesco Bruni ITA calling the shots, but Tom Langley GBR with his 'Gladiator' closed the gap on the leading Italians. Harm Müller Spreer GER (John Kostecki USA) follows with his 'Platoon' on rank 3.
The news with results.
International Sailing – Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Final results - Gold for Pavlos Kontides CYP

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Final results - Gold for Pavlos Kontides CYP Yesterday, the second thunderstorm of the week at the Laser World Championships passing over Split CRO held the fleet on shore, destroying the gradient wind. The following light and unstable Eastwind did not allow to start racing on the final day of the event.
Pavlos Kontides CYP is therefore the new Laser World Champion. In 2012, Kontides was the first Cypriot athlete to win a an Olympic Medal. He has been training with the most successful Croate team for years and capitalized now on the experiences gained on the 'local' waters. The Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS earned Silver with 15 points' backlog. Only one point behind followed Matthew Wearn AUS on the 3rd place. Philipp Buhl GER on 4th missed a medal by 6 pts. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA, leader during the whole week, finished down on the 7th position.
The report and the event website with videos.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Final results - the Swiss

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Final results - the Swiss The second thunderstorm of the week at the Laser World Championships passing over Split CRO held the fleet on shore, destroying the gradient wind. The following light and unstable Eastwind did not allow to start racing on the final day of the event.
Pavlos Kontides CYP is therefore the new Laser World Champion. In 2012, Kontides was the first Cypriot athlete to win a an Olympic Medal. He has been training with the most successful Croatian team for years and capitalized now on the experiences gained on the 'local' waters. The Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS earned Silver with 15 points' backlog. Only one point behind followed Matthew Wearn AUS on the 3rd place. Philipp Buhl GER on 4th missed a medal by 6 pts. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA, leader during the whole week, finished down on the 7th position. Eliot Merceron SUI, sailing in the Goldfleet, remained on rank 45.
The Goldfleet ranking list. Arthur Baudet SUI and Cyrill Knecht SUI sailed in the Bronze Fleet with the final ranks 125 and 138.
The report and the event website with videos.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2

 Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2 Moderate winds prevailed on Tuesday, second day at the RS:X Windsurfer World Championship in Japan. The women sailed three, the men two races.
Louis Giard FRA remained on top of the RS:X men with the ranks 2 and 5. With the worst result discarded and the ranks 1 and 2 in his group, Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI advanced on rank 2 overall, Pawel Tarnowski POL remains on rank 3.
In the RS:X women, the Chinese women Peina Chen CHN leads with a 1,3 pts advantage on on Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL. Yunxiu Lu CHN and Jiahui Wu CHN follow on the ranks 3 and 4.
The daily news and the video of the day.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   

6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 3

 6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 3 A lack of wind cancelled racing yesterday at the 2017 Six Metre World Championships in Vancouver CAN. After 4 of 8 races scheduled, Phillippe Durr SUI leads the Open Division by 3 pts over Andy Beadsworth GBR, while HM Don Juan Carlos de Borbón (ESP) leads the Classic Division by 4 pts ahead of Peter Hofmann USA.
The results and the event website.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   

TP52 - Super Series 2017, Act 6 - Menorca ESP - Day 1

 TP52 - Super Series 2017, Act 6 - Menorca ESP - Day 1 A complicated, challenging weather situation allowed just one race being sailed on the opening day of the Menorca TP52 Super Series Sailing Week, the crucial final event of the annual championship. The circuit leader 'Azzurra' (Roemers family ARG/ITA) finished first ahead of 'Gladiator' and 'Sled'. and sees them open their overall margin to 8 pts on 'Platoon' (Harm Müller-Spreer GER) and 10 pts on 'Quantum Racing' (Doug DeVos USA).
The daily news with results, videos and a full race replay.
International Sailing – Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 5

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 5 The sailing conditions on the second day of the Laser Standard Worlds' Final Series were quite different with a 14-16 kn wind and big waves. The Goldfleet completed three, the Silver- and Bronzefleet two races.
After his dive from rank 1 on rank 7 the day before yesterday, Pavlos Kontides CYP came back strongly with the ranks 1/2/5 and reclaimed the first place overall 15 (!) points ahead of the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS. Another points behind is Matthew Wearn AUS on rank 3. Philipp Buhl GER on rank 4 has still an option on a medal.
The Goldfleet results, the daily news and the event website.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1

The RS:X Windsurfer World Championship 2017 began on the 2020 Olympic waters yesterday with two races per class. The overnight storm left the sea quite rough, but with 10-12 kn, the wind was down to moderate.
In the RS:X men, the interim's leader is Louis Giard FRA winning two races of his group. Makoto Tomizawa JPN follows 5 pts behind on rank 2. Only another point back are Pavel Tarnowski POL, Byron Kokkalanis GRE and Shahar Zubari ISR at equal points on the ranks 3 - 5.
In the RS:X women, Peina Chen CHN won both races and leads overall 2 pts ahead of Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL. Hongmai Shi CHN and Jiahui Wu CHN are at equal points on rank 3.
The daily news and the video of the day.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   

6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 2

 6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 2 Both fleets completed two races each on the second day of the 6 mR Worlds in Canada. Philipp Dürr SUI took the sole lead in the Moderns with two second race ranks. New on 2nd overall 3 pts behind is Andy Beadsworth GBR. Brian Mumford CAN is now 3rd. Twice on the 3rd place,
HM Don Juan Carlos de Borbón is now first in the Classic Division, 4 pts ahead of Peter Hofmann USA
The results and the event website.
International Sailing – Monday, September 18, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 4

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 4 The first three Final Series races, the fleets racing on Gold and Silver rounds, were held at the Laser Worlds in Split yesterday in light winds.
With the ranks 2/1/10, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA took the overall lead 2 pts ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS, and another 2 pts back the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS, best of the day (1/1/5). Pavlos Kontides CYP had a bad day with the ranks 1/dnf/26 and dropped on rank 9.
The ranking list, the daily news and the Laser website with videos.
Monday, September 18, 2017   (Image © Jasper Van Staveren)

Contender - Dutch Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Day 3

 Contender - Dutch Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Day 3 Rain and variable winds prevailed yesterday at the Dutch National Championships jointly held for 15 classes in Medemblik. In the Contender, the only class with Swiss participants, Winfres Westermann NED remains on top, but the best of the day(2/3) Dirk Lafleur NED reduced the backlog on 2 pts. Among the best of the day (3/5) was also Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI, the only woman in the 25 boats' fleet, who advanced on the 12th position overall.
All results and the daily news (in Dutch).
Monday, September 18, 2017   

Longtze - Alps Cup 2017 - Act 5 - Riva ITA - Final results

 Longtze - Alps Cup 2017 - Act 5 - Riva ITA - Final results Jarmo Wieland SUI was the superior winner of the 5th Act of the Longtze Annual Championship, the Alps Cup on Lake Garda. Winning 8 of the 9 races, he and his team (Wieland R., Estermann D. Stebler P.) were clearly on top ahead of Michael Begher GER and Markus Ziltener SUI. The results.
Monday, September 18, 2017   

6 Meter Class World Championship 2017, Vancouver CAN, September 15-21, Race day 1

 6 Meter Class World Championship 2017, Vancouver CAN, September 15-21, Race day 1 The 2017 Six Metre World Championships got underway for 45 teams representing 11 nations that have come to compete in either the Open Division or Classic Division. Two races were completed yesterday, with Phillippe Durr (SUI) and Ben Mumford (CAN) tied for the lead of the Open Division while Peter Hofmann (USA) has a one point lead over HM Don Juan Carlos de Borbón (ESP) in the Classic Division. The 8-race series is being held September 17-20. The event website with results, video replays and SAP Sailing Analytics.
Monday, September 18, 2017   

Surprise - European Championship 2017 - Port Grimaud FRA - Final results

 Surprise - European Championship 2017 - Port Grimaud FRA - Final results Perfect conditions with sun and mostly fresh winds around 20 kn prevailed at the Surprise European Championship on St-Tropez Bay FRA during the past days. Once more, the Swiss teams ruled the show with Emanuel Müller YCB and his team winning 5 of the 12 heats, followed by Frank Reinhard SUI and Sebastiano Baranzini SUI. The results and the news.
International Sailing – Sunday, September 17, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 3

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 3 The Laser Standard Worlds in Split CRO continued yesterday with two races sailed in a 20 kn wind. Pavlos Kontides CYP stayed on top of the rankings with another bullet. Three points behind follows the trio Matthew Wearn AUS, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA and Sam Meech NZL.
The results, the daily news and the event website.
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 3, the Swiss

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 3, the Swiss The Laser Standard Worlds in Split CRO continued yesterday with two races sailed in a 20 kn wind. Pavlos Kontides CYP stayed on top of the rankings with another bullet. Three points behind follows the trio Matthew Wearn AUS, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA and Sam Meech NZL. Eliot Merceron SUI descended on rank 46, but he is still within the Goldfleet cut.
The results, the daily news and the event website.
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

J/70 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Final results

 J/70  - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Final results Fresh winds around 25 kn made the final day at the J/70 World Championship spectacular. Here the video. Peter Duncan USA and his team were again the team of the day with the ranks 1 and 3, and were crowned World Champions with a 15 points lead on Brian Keane USA. Luca Domenici ITA moved up on rank 3 on the last day.
The ranking lists and the final report.
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

Longtze - Alps Cup 2017 - Act 5 - Riva ITA - Day 2

 Longtze - Alps Cup 2017 - Act 5 - Riva ITA - Day 2 After the two races sailed on the opening day in a slackening Northwind, the sun was out yesterday and four races were completed in a 20-25 kn Ora. On top of the rankings, the positions seem to be taken. Jarmo Wieland SYH won all 4 heats and is clearly on rank 1 ahead of Michael Bergher GER, who is just one point in front of Markus Ziltener SUI.
The ranking list and a well-edited video cut from the making of the Alps-Cup in Riva. The Longtzes sail at velocities of up to 18 kn in these conditions !
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Final results

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Final results A 20 kn breeze prevailed also on the last day of the GC32 Racing Tour Act 4 in Corsica FRA. After the last Speed-Contest run - winner - 'Argo' of Jason Caroll USA reaching 21,25 kn - five more races were held. Bad luck for the clearly leading 'Malizia' of Pierre Cashiragi MON, caught at a mark in the 3rd race damaging the rudder forcing her to abandon the competition prematurely. This opened the way to an overall victory for 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI, defeating 'Argo' in a close fight by a two points' margin. Two points is the lead off the Swiss also in the overall tour rankings.The final Round of the Tour will be held in October in Marseille FRA.
The results, the news and the videos.
International Sailing – Saturday, September 16, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 2

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 2 The 147 participants at the Laser Worlds had to wait for wind until 15 hrs p.m. UTC to start to the only race of the day in light winds with Pavlos Kontides CYP - winner of all three heats of his Group so far -, Matthew Wearn AUS and Eliott Hanson GBR on ranks 1 in their Groups. In the overall rankings, Kontides CYP leads with a 4 points' advance on Sam Meech NZL. Sergey Komissarov RUS is new on rank 3, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA is now 4th.
The ranking list, the event website and the video of the opening day.
Saturday, September 16, 2017   

J/70 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 4

 J/70  - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 4 The J/70 Championship in Porto Cervo continued yesterday with the fleet split in Gold- and Silver Rounds. Initially, the Mistral - around 20 kn - stayed on, but during the second race in the afternoon, a light Southwind filled in and the heat had to be abandoned.
Winner in the Goldfleet was Peter Cunningham CAY followed by Peter Duncan USA, who extended his overall lead on 10 points. New on rank 2 is Gustavo Martinez ESP, Claudia Rossi ITA descended on rank 3.
The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, September 16, 2017   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 3

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 3 The fresh Mistral delayed the first starts yesterday and only late in the afternoon, two short races and the Speed-Challenge could be held. In a 10 kn wind, the fastest cat was 'Realteam' with an 18,32 kn chrono. Winner of the two races were '.film racing' of Simon Delzoppo AUS (tactics Leigh McMillan GBR) and 'Malizia', steered by the owner Pierre Cashiragi MON (tactics now Sébastien Col FRA). 'Malizia' is the overall leader 14 points ahead of 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI on 2nd, who recovered from the bad Thursday with the ranks 2 and 3 yesterday. Today, last day of the event, more short races are on the program.
The results and the daily news.
Saturday, September 16, 2017   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series - Medemblik NED - Day 1, the Swiss

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series - Medemblik NED - Day 1, the Swiss Yesterday, the second-last Round of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series began in Medemblik in sun an offshore winds around 18 kn. 3 races were completed and all heats were won by Robert Bakoczy HUN 5 4 points ahead of Ronald Veraar NED on rank 2. Michael Good SUI and Jürg Hotz SUI follow on the ranks 7 and 8.
The results and the daily news.
International Sailing – Friday, September 15, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 1

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 1 Light and variable winds between 6 and 10 kn prevailed on the first day of the Laser Standard World Championship in Split CRO and the 147 participants' fleet, split in three Groups, sailed 2 races each.
The Olympic medalist Pavlos Kontides CYP won both heats of his Group and took the overall interim's lead ahed of Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA, twice on 2nd. The 3rd place is shared by Sam Meech NZL, Giovanni Coccoluto ITA and Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR. Some favorites, among them Tonci Stipanovic CRO (a 17th race rank) and the defending Champion Tom Burton AUS (a 21st place) had already their first downers.
The results and the daily news.
Friday, September 15, 2017   (Image © Kurt Arrigo)

J/70 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 3

 J/70  - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 3 After two days' waiting because of the too strong Mistral, the J/70 World Championship on Sardinia finally begun yesterday with the 147 teams' fleet split in 3 Groups sailing 3 races in a 12-20 kn breeze. Finishing 1/3/1, Peter Duncan USA (tactics Judd Smith USA) took the interim's lead ahead of Claudia Rossi ITA (1/4/1) and Franco Rosserio ITA on 3rd. The best Swiss Alain Stettler SUI is 41st, Mathias Bermejo SUI follows on the 50th and Stefan Seger SUI on the 61st rank.
The ranking list, the daily news and the video of the day.
Friday, September 15, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Final results

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Final results Sarah-Quita Offringa NED/Aruba and Antoine Albeau FRA are the winners of the PWA Worldcup Slalom in Hvide Sande DEN. In a chaotic final, Sarah-Quita Offringa secured the overall victory inspite of a disqualification, as her Semifinal Group sailed the wrong course. Leading with rank one in view, Delphine Cousin FRA plunged in her first gybe and Offringa was the premature Slalom World Champion.
The light winds allowed only one Elimination and Antoine Albeau FRA remained clearly on top ahead of Mateo Iachino ITA and Ross Williams GBR.
The videos and all details on the PWA website.
Friday, September 15, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 2

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 2 Still in fresh winds around 20 kn, but now on flat water, 5 races were sailed off Corsica yesterday. Sébastien Col FRA steering the Monegasque 'Malizia' won all 5 heats taking the clear overall lead. Jason Carroll USA (with the former 'Alinghi' helmsman Morgan Larson USA steering) follows on 2nd, 'Team Engie' of Sébastien Rogues FRA is 3rd. The Tour leader 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI dropped on rank 4.
The results and the news.
Friday, September 15, 2017   

Dragon - German Championship - Utting GER - Day 1

 Dragon - German Championship - Utting GER - Day 1 In stormy winds, even exceeding 35 kn, the German Dragon Championship began on the Ammersee yesterday. Numerous equipment failures reduced the fleet, and one Dragon even sunk within minutes after a duck gybe. Only one race was sailed with Thomas Müller GER as winner ahead of Ingo Ehrlicher GER and Philipp Ocker GER. Only 43 of the 68 participants finished the race.
The ranking list and the daily news.
International Sailing – Thursday, September 14, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Start today

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Start today After the Practice Race of yesterday, the Laser Standard World Championship in Split CRO will have its first races today. 148 participants from 52 nations are on the entry. There are not many sports who have such a global representation on the starting grid ! Among the favorites are the Olympic Champion and defending Champion Tom Burton AUS, Matthew Wearn AUS with a convincing performance this year, the Olympia Bronze winner Sam Meech NZL, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA as well as the strong Croatian team lead by Tonci Stipanovic CRO, sailing on his home waters.
The event website.
Thursday, September 14, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Day 5

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Day 5 A strom depression over Denmark brought rain and an up to 50 kn wind yesterday and the two Eliminations were clearly an affair of the big-breeze specialists.
In the men's, it was - obviously - Antoine Albeau FRA who finished twice on top and replaced Mateo Iachino ITA on the first place of the interim's rankings. In the women, Delphine Cousin FRA was twice on first reducing the gap on the still leading Sarah-Quita Offringa NED/Aruba to 0,7 pts. The race for the Worlds title remains open, as Offringa need a victory in Denmank to grasp the Slalom title prematurely. If not, the crucial competition will be the last event in New Caledonia.
The video of the day and the event website.
Thursday, September 14, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 1

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 1 Fresh winds partly over 25 kn prevailed yesterday during the first races of the GC32 Racing Tour and spectacle was guaranteed as the big waves entered the normally protected Bay of Calvi to an extent that the swell was big enough to cause the GC32s to disappear occasionally into the troughs. Before racing started Erik Maris’ Zoulou buried her bow into the back of a big wave and capsized. Unfortunately in the incident, two of her crew sustained injuries and were taken to hospital.
Finishing 1 and 2, 'Realteam' with Jerome Clerc SUI has taken the interim's lead. The Swiss had sharpened their big-breeze skills during this season establishing a new Blue-Ribbon record on Lake Geneva in a strong North-Easterly wind. On rank 2 follow 'Malizia' with Sébastien Col FRA replacing the owner Pierre Cashiragi MON at the helm.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Thursday, September 14, 2017   

J/70 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 2

 J/70  - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 2 Strong winds have again postponed the start of the 2017 J/70 World Championship. After the Mistral kept the fleet ashore yesterday, the repeat happened today for the 162 entrants that represent 24 countries. The forecast for tomorrow is expected to sufficiently moderate to allow for a 3-races qualification series, with racing to continue on to September 16. The news. To remain informed, check out the Italian J/70 facebook page.
International Sailing – Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   

America's Cup News from New Zealand

 America's Cup News from New Zealand In a statement. the America's Cup defender, “Emirates Team New Zealand, informs, that after consulting with a number of potential challengers, there is an overall desire to have a spectacular monohull yacht that will be exciting to match race, but also one that the public and sailors can relate to as a sail boat that really challenges a full crew of professional yachtsman around the race track. Additionally, they intend for the Protocol to contain a “constructed in country” requirement for competing yachts and a nationality requirement for competing crew members.
An interview with Patrizio Bertelli Prada regarding the 36th America's Cup.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Day 4

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Day 4 The offshore wind blew the big seaweed patches away and the PWA Slalom Worldcup races continued with two more Eliminations. Sarah-Quita Offringa NED (Aruba) and Antoine Albeau FRA won both runs each in a 20-30 kn wind. Offringa NED is herewith the clear leader and with a victory in Denmark, she would become the preliminary 2017 Slalom World Champion. In the men's fleet, Mateo Iacchino ITA is still on rank 1 but Antoine Albeau FRA follows closely behind.
All details on the PWA website.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   

J/70 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 1

 J/70  - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 1 Racing was postponed yesterday as a strong Mistral exceeding 30 kn kept the yachts in harbour on the first day of the J/70 World Championship on Sardinia. Today, three races are on the program in a wind around 20 kn.
The news, the video of the day and the event website.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   

Laser - Euromasters 2017 - Le Pradet FRA - Final results

 Laser - Euromasters 2017 - Le Pradet FRA - Final results The final ranking lists of the Laser Euromasters in Le Pradet FRA (near Toulon) have been posted in the mean-time. After three races on Friday and no races on a rainy Saturday without wind, the light wind on Sunday allowed to add another two races.
In the Lasers Standard (15 boats/4 nations), Laurent Bernaz FRA won ahead of Michel Majon BEL. Guy Wuilleret SUI dropped on rank 5 on the last day. In the Lasers Radial (34 boats/6 nations), Peter Heywood AUS finished first ahead of Jean-Luc Dreyer SUI and Daniel Devos FRA. The duel of the two Lasers 4.7 had Christelle Marsault FRA as winner.
All ranking lists.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   

GC32 - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Start today

 GC32 - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Start today Round 4 of the foiling GC32 catamaran Racing Tour will begin on Corsica today. Fresh winds around 20 kn have been forecast, but the water will remain flat in the sheltered Calvi Bay, ideal conditions for the GC32 and it may well be that new records will be registered in the speed contest.
In the overall Tour rankings (scroll down), the Geneva 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI is on top. The preview. Check out the new video summarizing the highlights of the first three Rounds.
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