After 12 days and 2 hours, the line honors of the Mini Transat leg 2 from Grand Canaria ESP to Martinique, French Caribbeans went to François Jambou FRA on his Protos Mini. This morning UTC, Axel Tréhin FRA, winner of leg 1, finished on rank 2 with a 13 hour backlog. Jambou, only one hour behind Tréhin in leg one, is therefore the overall winner of the 2019 Mini Transat. Morten Bogacki GER on 3rd is expected to arrive tomorrow only. His advance on rank 4 was 25nm this morning. ----- The next solo-skipper to finish will be the winner in the Series Minis, Ambrogio Beccaria ITA. He was 75nm from the port of destination in Le Marin. Nicolas D'Estai FRA on the 2nd position was 90nm behind the Italian. ----- The race tracker and the news.
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News – Friday, November 15, 2019
Extraordinary weather conditions over the South Atlantic provoked an overthrow in the rankings yesterday. The four Ultime Trimarans were separated by 80nm only this morning UTC, practically a restart of the race ! A powerful depression arriving from the continent South of Rio de Janeiro with winds above 40kn prompted the leading 'Sodebo' to head North for safety reasons, and the other teams - including 'Macif' back in the race after the repair stop - remained North of the low pressure system as well. ----- 'Edmond de Rothschild' of Franck Cammas/Charles Caudrelier FRA reclaimed the lead 18nm ahead of 'Sodebo' (Thomas Coville/Jean-Luc Nélias FRA). Another 4nm behind followed 'Macif' (François Gabart/Gwenolé Gahinet FRA). ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
The top ranks in the Class 40 were decided yesterday in a thrilling finish. 8 hours after the winners Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA, Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR crossed the line as 2nd, and another 4 hours behind arrived Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA on 3rd. Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI moved up on rank 4 with a 20 hour backlog on the winners. Their brand-new Class 40 fully met the expectations. ----- The race will last some more days as the backmarkers are still over 1000nm away. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Very light winds prevailed yesterday in Athens but nevertheless allowing to complete another two races per class. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Anastasios Panagiotidis GRE has taken the lead with the ranks 1 and 2. ----- In the Finns, Beresz Zsombor HUN extended his lead on 8 points. Ioannis Mitakis GRE and Josip Olujic CRO follow tied on rank 2. ----- The rankiing lists are on the event website, photos and videos have been posted on the event facebook page.
The Semi Finals at the Hobie 16 Worlds in Florida were concluded yesterday with two races, leaving Cameron Owen/Susan Ghent AUS and Nicolaj Bjornholt/Michelle Jensen DEN tied on top of the rankings. Racing will continue in a Gold- and a Silverfleet as from today. ----- The results and the daily report.
Stormy winds exceeding 30kn on Palma Bay inhibited racing yesterday at the 4th and final 2019 Dragon Grand Prix event. ----- The former Vendée Globe participant Pieter Heerema NED with the triple European Dragon Champion Lars Hendriksen DEN and the 49er Olympic and World Champion George Leonchuk UKR as crew remains therefore on rank 1. ----- The the overall 2019 Dragon GP victory went to Dimitry Samokhin RUS and his team, finishing 2nd in Puerto Portals ESP. ----- The ranking list and the report.
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News – Thursday, November 14, 2019
First around the waypoint Rio de Janeiro yesterday was 'Macif' with François Gabart/Gwenolen Gahinet FRA (Media: Jérémy Eloy FRA) but headed straight to the harbour to get the rudder repaired. After 8 days and 12 hours, the closely following 'Sodebo' with Thomas Coville/Jean-Luc Nélias FRA (Media: Martin Keruzore FRA) veered direction Cape Town across the South Atlantic as the new leader. 'Edmond de Rothschild' with Franck Cammas/Charles Caudrelier FRA (Yann Riou FRA) followed 267nm behind as 2nd and another 85nm back was 'Actual' with Yves Le Blevec FRA/Alex Pella ESP (Ronan Gladu FRA). ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
This morning UTC, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA crossed the finish line in Salavdor de Bahia after 17 days and 16 hours underway as superior winners of the Class 40. The first persuers will arrive this afternoon. ----- The race for rank 4 remains open between Louis Duc/Aurélien Ducroz FRA and Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI 14nm behind with 190nm left to the arrival. ----- In addition to the Class 49, the last four Open 60s will reach the port of destination. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Rain impeded the seabreeze yesterday and racing was cancelled for the day. ----- Herewith, the Youth Classes concluded their competition and only the Olympic Classes will continue with their races until Saturday. ----- In the by far largest class with 356 boats, the Optimists, Dimitrios Bitros GRE finished first. ----- All results on the event website. See also the event facebook page with photos and short reports.
Today, François Jambou FRA will cross the finish line in Martinique as superior winner in the Mini Protos. 116nm before the arrival, his advance on Axel Tréhin FRA was 98nm. Morten Bogacki GER and Erwan Le Mené 2nm behind will fight for rank 3. ----- No doubt about the winner in the Series Minis, as the leading Ambrogio Beccaria ITA was 95nm ahead of Benjamin Ferré FRA with 270nm left to the finish. ----- The race tracker and the daily news.
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Three races were held yesterday in an up to 26kn breeze, and both groups have completed three heats now. Nicolaj Bjornholt/Michelle Jensen DEN moved on top of the rankings with a race win. Gav Colby/Worst News AUS follow 2 points behind. The qualification phase will be concluded today. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
Dimitri Samokhin RUS and his team won the only race yesterday and moved up on rank 2 behind the still leading Pieter Heerema NED. Stephan Link GER follows on rank 3. Today, the leading duo will not only fight for victory in Palma, but also for the title in the Annual GP Rankings. Samokhin RUS leads 3 points ahead of Heerema NED. ----- Rain and calms caused some start postponements and only a shortended race could be held in the afternoon in an initial 10kn but rapidly decresing breeze. ---- The results and the event facebook page.
The 2019 Sportboat Winter Series in Monaco were kicked-off on the past weekend with the first Act o of the J/70s. Six races were completed in various conditions. ----- Charles Thompson GBR and his team were the winners ahead of Ludovico Fassitelli MON and Valerya Kovalenko RUS. ----- 35 boats participated. ----- Act 2 will follow in December. ----- The results and the news.
Meanwhile, the 2019 National Sailing League Championships in the different European countries have been concluded and the selection for the 2020 Champions League wit the best four Club teams by nation was published. ----- The list of the 64 Clubs. ----- For the first time, a similar League will be run in the USA, called the Premiere Sailing League, with preliminary events during the Pensacola Winter Series. The news.
News – Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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The leading 'Edmond de Rothschild' with Franck Cammas FRA did the announced repair stop in Salvador de Bahia to replace the damaged daggerboard. After 13 hours, she resumed racing this morning UTC on the third position. The new leader is 'Macif' with François Gabart FRA, planning to do their box stop in Rio. 'Sodebo' with Thomas Coville FRA will herewith move on rank 1. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Five of the originally 30 departed Open 60 two-person teams were still underway this morning UTC. ----- Now, the Class 40s are approaching the finish with Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA only 263nm away. Their advantage on Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR was 73nm this morning. Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA follow another 72nm back. Close will be the race for rank 4 between Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI now only 15nm behind the 4th-ranked Louis Duc/Aurélien Ducroz FRA. Jörg Riechers GER/Cédric Chateau FRA follow as 6th with a 30nm deficit on the Swiss. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
The Minis are approaching Martinique in the French Caribbeans and this morning UTC, Francis Jambou FRA, the leader in the Protos was 350nm from the arrival, ETA tomorrow. His advantage on Axel Tréhin FRA remained at 100nm. Erwan Le Menée FRA and Morten Bogacki GER 12nm behind will fight for rank 3. ----- Almost as big is the advance of Ambrogio Beccaria ITA int the Series-Minis. This morning, he was 74nm ahead of the duo Benjamin Ferré FRA and Nicolas D'Estais FRA, separated by 4nm and fighting for rank 2. ----- The race tracker and the news.
No wind on the second day of the Hobie-16 Semi Finals at the World Championship in Florida. After 1, respectively 2 races, Yamil Saba/Gonzalo Cendra VEN are on rank1 ahead of Jason Hess/Katya Castellanos GUA and Michael Montague/Kathy Ward USA. The results and the daily news. On Friday, the Final with the participants split in Gold- and Silverfleet, is on the program.
The Starboat Winter Series in Miami was kicked-off over the past weekend with the Schoonmaker-Cup No racing on Saturday, as the wind exceeded 40kn, but on Sunday, three races could be completed. ----- The former World Champions Paul Cayard/Phil Trinter USA, Augie Diaz USA/Bruno Prada BRA and Eric Doyle/Payson Infelise USA finished on the podium. On rank 5 followed the matchracer Taylor Canfield ISV with Arnis Baltins USA. 16 teams participated. ----- The results and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
News – Tuesday, November 12, 2019
With the last third of the Open 60 fleet about to finish the race within a short time, the Class 40 is now approaching the arrival: Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA had 480nm left this morning UTC with a 55nm advance on Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR. The third-ranked Aymeric Chappellier/ Pierre Leboucher FRA are another 71nm behind ..... the podium seems to be determined. ----- 17 of the 26 Open 60s left in the race did reach Salvador de Bahia meanwhile. ----- The race tracker , the news and the videos.
Despite of the unconstant trade winds, the positions on top of the Mini fleet remained unchanged during the past 24 hours. In the Protos, François Jambou FRA is in the lead 91nm ahead of Axel Tréhin FRA. The advantage of Ambrogio Beccaria ITA in the Series Minis is now 79nm . ----- Mid-fleet, more and more equipment failures have been reported, among them two dismastings. ----- The race tracker, the daily report and all other news.
All four Ultimes made good progress in the solid trade winds along the Brazilian Coast. Today, however some changes in the positions will occur as Frank Cammas FRA on 'Edmond de Rothschild' will head for Salvador de Bahia for the previously announced repair stop. 'Macif' of François Gabart FRA, 79nm behind this morning UTC will replace the damaged rudder shortly after in Rio. Thomas Coville FRA on his 'Sodebo' will therefore most probably be ahead by tomorrow evening, and also Yves Le Blevec FRA with his 'Actual' will catch-up and be back in the race. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Erroneously, we reported the conclusion of the Laser Mediterranean Championship yesterday, not realizing, that Monday (Armistice Holiday in France) was a race day as well. ----- In the Lasers 4.7, Eliott Raison SUI climbed on rank 1, followed by Loïc Oddin SUI. 35 participants. ----- No change on top of the Lasers Radial with Matthis Pacaud FRA on frist ahead of Louise Cervera FRA. 48 participants. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Santiago Sampaio POR dominated again yesterday winning both heats, and taking the overall victory by a considerable margin. ----- Two races were held in moderate winds. ----- The le ranking list and the news.
Erroneously, we reported the conclusion of the Laser Mediterranean Championship yesterday, not realizing, that Monday (Armistice Holiday in France) was a race day as well. ----- In the Lasers 4.7, Eliott Raison SUI climbed on rank 1, followed by Loïc Oddin SUI. Alexander De Weck SUI finished 6th among the 35 participants. ----- No change on top of the Lasers Radial with Matthis Pacaud FRA on frist ahead of Louise Cervera FRA. Benjamin Dufour SUI finished 6th, Martin Verhulst SUI followed on 8th among the 48 participants. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Santiago Sampaio POR dominated again yesterday winning both heats, and taking the overall victory by a considerable margin. Beat Heinz SUI did not compete and dropped on rank 12. ----- Two races were held in moderate winds. ----- The le ranking list and the news.
The autumn fog disappeared late on Saturday allowing to complete at least two light-wind short races. Sunday however was soupy until late in the afternoon with no chance to start some more heats. ----- After two races, Kurt Liechti/Gabriella Ernst SCH were the clear winners ahead of Mianne Erne/Manuela Liechti SCH. 10 teams participated.----- The results and the report.
News – Monday, November 11, 2019
16 hours after the Open-60 winner 'Apivia' (Dalin/Eliès FRA), Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA with their 'PRB' reached the port of destination Salvador de Bahia as 2nd. Only 7 minutes later, 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR crossed the finish line. Meanwhile, 10 of the 27 Open-60s still in the race arrived in Salvador de Bahia. ----- Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA remain on rank 21 with 409nm left. ----- In the Class 40, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA could keep their 55nm lead in the fast dragrace powered by the southern trade winds. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR remains on 2nd, Aymeric Chapellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA on 3rd is already 129nm behind. ----- Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on rank 7 were 255nm back this morning UTC. ----- race tracker, the news and the videos.
750nm were left for François Jambou FRA, leading in the Protos, this morning UTC. With an advance of 100nm on Axel Tréhin FRA, only an equipment failure in the frequent thunderstorms with gusts of up to 40kn can stop him from winning the Transat 2019. Ambrigio Beccaria ITA in the Series-Minis is also on a good track to victory, as his advantage of 68nm on the 2nd-ranked Nicolas d'Estais FRA was confortable this morning UTC. ----- The race tracker and the news.
After 5 days abd 3 hours, 'Edmond de Rothschild' with Franck Cammas FRA crossed the Equator. Slowed down in the Doldrums, the gaps between the Ultime Multis increased even more. 'Macif' with François Gabart FRA was 177nm back this morning UTC. 'Sodebo' with Thomas Coville FRA followed 264nm behind Cammas. ----- As we reported, 'Macif' has announced a repair stop in Brazil to fix the broken rudder. Now, the leading 'Edmond de Rothschild' will head ashore as well to mend a damage at the keel. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
The sun was back yesterday after two rainy and windy days in Napoli ITA, and three races were held in moderate winds for all three classes. ----- In the Lasers Standard (38 participants), Marco Gallo ITA defended his lead one point ahead of Gian-Marco Planchestainer ITA. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Matilda Talluri ITA was ranked first ahead of Silvia Zennaro ITA at equal points. (140 Radials fleet). ----- In the Lasers 4.7, four boats were tied on top with Raffaele Milano ITA ranked on the first place ahead of Beatrice Ini ITA and Domenico Lamante ITA (174 participants). ----- The ranking lists and the news (in Italian).
All three classes completed another three races in Marseille yesterday in moderate conditions. ----- Thimotée Dumont FRA finished first in the Lasers 4.7 2 points ahead of Eliot Raison SUI - winning two heats - only 2 points behind. Loïc Oddin SUI terminated on rank 3 among the 35 participants. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Matisse Pacaud FRA replaced Louise Cervera FRA on top. Martin Verhulst SUI followed on rank 6 among the 50 participants. ----- In the Lasers Standard, the dominator was Santiago Sampaio POR. ----- All results.