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Tuesday, 8. August 2017– Saturday, 12. August 2017

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Monday, August 14, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Final results

 Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Final results On the final day of the test event for the 2018 Olympic Classes World Championship in Aarhus DEN where the majority of nations' 2020 Olympic berths will be allotted, the Medal Races of the 470s, the Lasers and the Finns were on the program. The gusty 15 kn wind from the shore made racing challenging.
With a 6th place in the Medal Race, Deniz and Ates Cinar TUR defended rank 1 in the 470 men. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA finished 2nd and Kevin Peponnet/Jérémy Mion FRA 3rd. In the 470 women, Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI - finishing only 8th in the Medal Race - just saved one point of their big advantage leaving the World Champions Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL on rank 2. Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol SLO advanced on rank 3.
No change on the podium in the Finns: Nicholas Heiner NED won ahead of Zsombor Beresz HUN and Tapio Nirkko FIN.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, August 14, 2017   

Laser - Test-Event - Aarhus DEN - Final results

 Laser - Test-Event - Aarhus DEN - Final results The Aarhus DEN Olympic Classes Test Event was concluded yesterday with the Medal Races sailed in 15 kn wind from the shore.
Matthew Wearn AUS managed his considerable advantage in the Lasers Standard well and left the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS on rank 2. In the New Zealand duel for the Bronze Medal, Sam Meech NZL replaced Thomas Saunders NZL on the podium with a 4th rank in the last race.
No change on top of the Laser Radial and Josefin Olsson SWE finished first ahead of Erika Reineke USA and Tatjana Droszdowskaya BLR. The then-leading Marit Bouwmester NED abandoned the event two days ago as - according to her plan - she returned home to prepare for the World Championship beginning on August 21 in Medemblik.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, August 14, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Final results - Victory for Fahrni/Siegenthaler SUI !

 Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Final results - Victory for Fahrni/Siegenthaler SUI ! Finihing only on rank 8 in the double-points' Medal Race sailed in gusts of up to 20 kn, Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI just defended their first place in the 470 women with one point against the Polish World Champions. In the 10 races sailed in varying conditions, the Lake Thoune girls demonstrated their World class in light winds and the three race wins were the basis for their success. They can plan for the 2018 World Championship here in Aarhus, the nations' 2020 Olympic berth qualification event, with confidence.
The ranking lists and the final report.
Sunday, August 13, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 6

Yesterday, the first Medal Races were on the program of the Olympic Classes World Championship Test Event in Aahus DEN with an eclat: The Nacra 17 race was cancelled as the manufacturer called the foiling multihulls back due to safety reasons. The windsurfers and Olympic skiffs sailed their Medal Races in a 15 kn breeze.
First overall after the three final heats of the 49ers were Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT with the ranks 1/2/3 ahead of William Philipps/Sam Philipps AUS and David Gilmour/Joel Turner AUS with Silver and Bronze. Chris Rast/Trevor Burd USA on 4th missed a Medal by 2 points only. In the 49ersFX, Jena Hansen/Katja Salskov DEN were the clear winners in front of Ragna Agerup/Maia Agerup NOR. Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA - with a successful change from matchracing to high-performance sailing - advanced on the podium earning Bronze.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, Louis Giard FRA, 2nd in the Medal Race, replaced the leading Pavel Tarnowski POL on rank 1. Kiran Badloe NED won Bronze. Lilian De Geus NED finished first in the RS:X women windsurfers ahead of Marta Maggetti ITA. Flavia Tartaglini ITA, winner of the Medal Race, moved up on rank 3. Without Medal Race ended the Nacra 17 event and the rankings after the qualifications become final with Lin Ea Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN as winners ahead of Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL and Annette Viborg/Mathias Borreskov DEN. All other classes will sail their Medal Races today.
Deniz Cinar/Ates Cinar TUR had a perfect day in the 470 men and have a 12 points' lead on Kevin Peponnet/Jérémy Mion FRA before the last race today. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA and David Bargehr/Lukas Mähr AUT follow closely behind on ranks 3 and 4 and will also fight for Silver and Bronze today. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI extended their lead in the 470 women to 7 points on Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL. Nadine Böhm/Ann-Christin Goliass GER follow another 2 points back on rank 3.
In the Finns, Nicholas Heiner NED has a 7 points advantage on Zsombor Berecz HUN. Piotr Kula POL on 3rd is already 20 points behind.
The Laser results follow in the next news text.
All ranking lists.
Sunday, August 13, 2017   

Laser - Test-Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 6

 Laser - Test-Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 6 The two Laser fleets terminated the Qualification Series yesterday with two races sailed in a 15 kn breeze.
The leading Marit Bouwmeester NED retired from the competition and in the Lasers Radial, the fight for rank one overall in today's Medal Race will be between Josefin Olsson SWE and Erika Reineke USA - whoever is ahead wins ..... unless Tatjana Droszdovskaja BLR 11 points behind benefits from a down-sailing duel of the leading duo !
In the Lasers Standard, the duel on top seems to be decided in favour of Matthew Wearn AUS who is now 13 points ahead of Tom Burton AUS, who has to defend Silver against Thomas Saunders NZL only two points back. Another 6 points behind follows Sam Meech NZL with chances for a Medal.
All ranking lists.
Saturday, August 12, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 5

 Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 5 The winds were very light on Aarhus Bay yesterday, and in the afternoon only, the Skiffs, Nacra-17 and Finns completed some races.
In the 49ers, the leading boats reduced the points' gaps. William und Sam Philipps AUS are now just one point in front of Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT. As best of the day, Chris Rast/Trevor Burd USA moved up on rank 3. In the 49ersFX, Jena Hansen/Katja Salskov DEN are the premature winners before today's Medal Races with a 29 points' advantage on Ragna and Maia Agerup NOR. Stephanie Roble/Margret Shea USA and Tess Lloyd/Eliza Solly AUS follow at equal points on the ranks 3 and 4.
In the Finns, Nicholas Heiner NED is now only 2 points ahead of Zsombor Beresz HUN. Tapio Nirkko FIN moved up on rank 3. Lin Ea Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN defended their lead in the Nacra 17 3 points ahead of Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL. Annette Viborg/Mathias Borreskov DEN are new on rank 3.
The 470s, Lasers and RS:X windsurfers did not race yesterday.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
The 49ers, 49ersFX, Nacra 17 and the two RS:X windsurf fleets sail the Medal Races today beginning at 12h UTC. Here the schedule of the day.
Saturday, August 12, 2017   

Laser - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 5

 Laser - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 5 The wind on Aarhuus Bay was too light yesterday to sail more races in the two Laser fleets. Today beginning at 12h UTC, the last qualification races are on the program. The Medal Races will take place on Sunday.
After 6 races, the Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED is the clear leader in the Lasers Radial with an 11 points' lead on Maxime Jonker NED. Josefin Olsson SWE follows on rank 3.
In the Lasers Standard, Matthew Wearn AUS is just one point ahead of the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS. Thomas Saunders NZL follows on rank 3.
The ranking lists and the daily news.
Saturday, August 12, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 5 - the Swiss

 Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 5 - the Swiss The four Swiss boats remained ashore yesterday due to lack of sufficient wind.
The qualification phase was nevertheless concluded for the RS:X windsurfers and Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI on rank 10 is just qualified for today's Medal Race. Linda Fahrni/Mana Siegenthaler SUI on top of the 470 women will try to extend their 5 points' lead in the last qualification races today. With a 15 points' deficit on rank 10, Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI still have a long way to go to the 470 men Medal Race, a difficult task. Eliot Merceron SUI in his first start for the Swiss Team in the Lasers Standard is on rank 25 and will not make the Medal Race this time, but in the high-quality fleet, his goal must be to finish in the top-20. There is nevertheless a Swiss highlight to note: Chris Rast (TYC), Swiss-American citizen and two-times Olympian, is about to start another Olympia campaign in the 49ers, this time with Trevor Burd USA as crew. As best of the day yesterday, they advanced on rank 3 overall.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, August 11, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 3

 Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 3 The Olympic Classes Championship Test Event continued yesterday according to program again in winds from the shore around 15 kn.
Inspite of a failed race, Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI defended the first place in the 470 women thanks to 2nd race rank, and they even extended their lead on 5 points. New on rank 2 are the World Champions Agnieszka Scrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL, closely followed by the tied Böhm/Goliass GER and Loewe/Marfort GER. Kevin Peponnet/Jérémy Mion FRA were again the best in the 470 men with the ranks 1 and 4 and are now 5 points in front of McNay/Hughes USA and Cinar/Cinar TUR at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3.
An overthrow happened in the 49ers: New on rank one are jointly Hedström/Hamel SWE and Schmidt/Böhme GER. Fischer/Julien FRA follow 10 points behind on rank 3. Jena Hansen/Katja Salsov DEN extended their lead in the 49ersFX on 19 points. New on rank 2 are Tess Lloyd/Eliza Solly AUS.
In the Finns, the new leader is Nicholas Heiner NED 4 points ahead of Zsombor Berecz HUN on rank 2. Leader change also in the Nacra-17 catamarans with Lin Ea Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN 4 points ahead of Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL. Tita/Banti ITA descended on rank 3.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, Pawel Tarnowski POL remains clearly on top and his advantage on the tied Louis Giard FRA and Kiran Badloe NED is now 12 points. Thanks to 2 race wins, Lilian De Geus NED extended her lead in the RS:X women windsurfers even more and is now 25 points ahead of Marta Magetti ITA.
The Laser results follow in the next news text below.
All ranking lists. The official report was not yet available from World Sailing.
Friday, August 11, 2017   

Laser - Test-Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 3

 Laser - Test-Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 3 The Australian duel on top of the Lasers Standard at the Test Event for the 2018 Olympic Classes World Championship in Arhuus DN continued yesterday. Matthew Wearn AUS replaced Tom Burton AUS on top with a one point's difference only. Thomas Saunders NZL 5 points behind is still ready to take advantage of any mistakes of the leading duo.
The situation on top of the Radials is solid with Marit Bouwmeester NED leading 11 points ahead of Maxime Jonker NED new on rank 2. Josefin Olsson SWE dropped on rank 3.
All ranking list.
Friday, August 11, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 3 - the Swiss

 Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 3 - the Swiss Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI defended their first place in the 470 women and extended their lead on the World Champions Skrzypulec/Mrozek POL on 5 points. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI realised three top-10 finishes in the RS:X men windsurfers and advanced on rank 10. The neo-Swiss Eliot Merceron SUI however had his worst day in the Lasers Standard and dropped on rank 25 overall. The youngsters Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI lost some places in the 470 men and are now 15th.
All ranking lists.
Thursday, August 10, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 2

 Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 2 The wind around 15 kn was fresher as on day one, but without much influence on the rankings.
Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI defended their first place overall in the 470 women with the day ranks 6 and 2. Fredrike Loewe/Anna Markfort GER and Agnieszka Srzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL follow tied 4 points behind on the ranks 2 and 3. David Bargehr/Lukas Mähr AUT replaced Kevin Peponnet/Jérémy Mion FRA on the first place of the 470 men. McNay/Hughes USA advanced on rank 3.
In the 49ers, William Philipps/Sam Philipps AUS extended their lead on 12 points on Bildstein/Hussl AUT and Hedström/Hamel SWE. In the 49ersFX, the Olympic medalists Jena Hansen/Katja Salskov DEN remained on top with two race wins. Ragna Agerup/Maia Agerup NOR on the 2nd place are now 8 points back.
In the Finns, the new leader is Zsombor Berecz HUN one point ahead of Arkdij Kistanov RUS. Ruggero Tita/Claudia Banti ITA extended their lead in the Nacra 17 on 6 points. Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS remain on rank 2.
In the windsurfers, Pavel Tarnowski POL leads in the RS:X men 8 points ahead of Louis Giard FRA and Thomas Goyard FRA. Lilian De Geus NED has taken the lead in the RS:X women ahead of Maja Dziarnowska POL.
The Laser results follow in the next news text below.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, August 10, 2017   

Laser - Test-Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 2

 Laser - Test-Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 2 The two Laser fleets sailed two races each yesterday in a 15 kn wind with gusts of up to 20 kn.
Tom Burton AUS is now the sole leader in the Lasers Standard with a race win, but Matthew Wearn AUS is only one points back. Thomas Saunders NZL and Philipp Buhl GER remain on the ranks 3 and 4.
In the Radials, Marit Bouwmeester NED extended her lead with the ranks 2 and 4 on 8 points. Josefin Olsson SWE and Maxime Jonker NED are the first persuers.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 1

 Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 1 The test event for the Olympic Classes World Championship 2018 in Aarhus DEN began yesteday in moderate winds. All classes completed the full program.
In the 470 women, both races were won by Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI ahead of Böhm/Goliass GER and Skrzypulec/Mrozek POL. In the 470 men, Lukas Bargehr/David Mähr AUT are the first leaders, followed by Peponnet/Mion FRA and Cinar/Cinar TUR.
In the 49ers, William Philipps/Sam Philipps AUS have taken the overall lead with two bullets ahead of Salskov/Nielsen DEN and Fantela/Fantela CRO. Chris Rast/Trevor Burd USA follow on rank 13. First in the 49ersFX are Salskov/Hansen DEN ahead of Bobek/Tengström SWE and Agerup/Agerup NOR.
In the Finns, Jack Lilley AUS won the only race of the day with Zsombor Berecz HUN on 2nd and Alican Kaynar TUR on 3rd. Nacra 17 leaders are the newly-crowned European Champions Ruggero Tita/Claudia Banti ITA ahead of Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL on rank 2.
In the windsurfers, the leaders are Pavel Tarnowski POL in the RS:X men while in the RS:X women, Marta Maggetti ITA, Lilian De Geus NED and Stefania Elfutina RUS share the first place at equal points.
Please find the Laser results in a separate news text below.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017   

Laser - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 1

 Laser - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 1 Yesterday, the test event for the Olympic Classes World Championship 2018 began in Aarhus DEN. The Lasers sailed two races in moderate winds.
In the Lasers Radial, the Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED finished first twice ahead of Agata Barwinska POL and Maxime Jonker NED. The lead in the Lasers Standard is shared between the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS and Matthew Wearn AUS. On rank 3 follows Thomas Saunders NZL.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 1 - the Swiss

 Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 1 - the Swiss Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI had an excellent first day at the test event for the Olympic Classes World Championship in Aarhus DEN yesterday with two race wins in the 470 women. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI started the event convincingly as well with rank 5 after three races in the RS:X men windsurfers. Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI are on the 11th position in the 470 men. In the biggest fleet with 62 boats, the Lasers Standard, Elott Merceron SUI is on the 19th place after his first races under Swiss flag.
All ranking lists and the official report.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Start today

 Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Start today The next World Sailing Olympic Classes World Championship will be organised in Aarhus DEN in 2018, the event to allot most of the 2020 Olympic nations' berths. Today begins the test event for the organisers, but also for teams wanting to get familiar with the venue. Over 250 boats will participate in the 10 events.
The entry lists and the event website.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Start today, the Swiss

 Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Start today, the Swiss The next World Sailing Olympic Classes World Championship will be organised in Aarhus DEN in 2018, the event to allot most of the 2020 Olympic nations' berths. Today begins the test event for the organisers, but also for teams wanting to get familiar with the venue. Over 250 boats will participate in the 10 events. Switzerland is represented by Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI and Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI in the 470s and Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI in the RS:X male windsurfers. New in an Olympic campaign for the Swiss Team is Eliott Merceron in the Lasers Standard, a Swiss and French passport holder now starting under Swiss flag. Chris Rast SUI, with Trevor Burd USA as crew, plans a 49er Olympic campaign in the US Sailing Team.
The entry lists and the event website.


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