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News – Monday, February 17, 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020   

Optimist - Vila de Palamos Trophy - Palamos ESP - Final results

 Optimist - Vila de Palamos Trophy - Palamos ESP - Final results Again no luck for the over 500 Optimist sailors at the Costa Brava ! After two windless days, a wind over 30kn kept the girls and boys ashore on the final day of the Palamos Trophy. The ranking list of day one with 3 race becomes therefore final. Carl Krause GER and Caspar Ilgenstein GER are on the top positions with Marc Mesquida ESP completing the podium on rank 3. ----- The ranking list, the news and the video of the final day.
Monday, February 17, 2020   

29er - Eurocup 2020 - Act 1 - El Balis ESP - Final results

 29er - Eurocup 2020 - Act 1 - El Balis ESP - Final results Yesterday, the first Act of the 29er 2020 Europacup was concluded in El Balis ESP. 89 teams sailed 13 races in four days with the mixed-team Freya Black/Fin Armstrong GBR winning 8 races in their group finishing clearly on rank one ahead of Stephan Baker/Marco Misseroni USA 2nd and Tanguy Le Goff/Youen Bertin FRA 3rd. ----- The results and the news.
Monday, February 17, 2020   

Finn - Semaine Internationale - Cannes FRA - Start today

 Finn - Semaine Internationale - Cannes FRA - Start today The traditional season opening of the Finn Class will be the Cannes International Regatta in the South of France. 48 participants from 13 nations (among them Japan) are on the entry list. Favorites are sailors actively racing in the Olympic circuit such as Milan Vujasinovic CRO or Fabien Pic FRA. ----- The event website.
Monday, February 17, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 30

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 30 With 625nm in 24 hours and and average speed of 26kn (48 km/h), the Trimaran 'IDEC' is now finally again racing at optimum speeds. 1070nm to London were left this morning UTC and Francis Joyon FRA and his team are expected to cross the finish line is under the Queen-Elizabeth II-Bridge in downtown London in the night of Tuesday to Wednesday in a new record time. ----- The race tracker and the news.
 
News – Sunday, February 16, 2020
Sunday, February 16, 2020   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2020 - Sandringham AUS - Philipp Buhl GER World Champion, Charlie Buckingham US Sailing Teamter

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2020 - Sandringham AUS - Philipp Buhl GER World Champion, Charlie Buckingham US Sailing Teamter The final three windy fleetraces concluded the Laser Standard Worlds in Sandringham AUS this Sunday morning UTC. ----- With three top-10 results on the final day, extending his overall lead on 12 points, Philipp Buhl GER finished as superior 2020 Laser World Champion, the first Laser Worlds title for Germany in a class, dominated so far by AUS and GBR sailors. Matthew Wearn AUS follows on 2nd, Tonci Stipanovic CRO on 3rd. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA, in the top-2 ranks during the whole series, missed Bronze by 2 points. ----- The ranking list, the news and the event facebook page.
Sunday, February 16, 2020   

Optimist - Vila de Palamos Trophy - Palamos ESP - Day 3

 Optimist - Vila de Palamos Trophy - Palamos ESP - Day 3 Only one group sailing a race on Friday, and yesterday nothing at all at the Palamos Optimist Trophy. The ranking list of Thursday with three races completed remains therefore unchanged. Carl Krause GER and Caspar Ilgenstein GER are on the top positions. ----- Closing day today with the first starts scheduled early in the morning to benefit from the announced up to 20kn breeze. ----- The news and the ranking lists.
Sunday, February 16, 2020   (Image © Julius Aspman)

Ice-Sailing - DN European Championship 2020 - Orsasjön SWE - Final Day - No Racing

 Ice-Sailing - DN European Championship 2020 - Orsasjön SWE - Final Day - No Racing On the last day of the DN Ice Sailing European Championship on Lake Orsa SWE, the wind finally filled in after three windless days, but rising temperatures during the night damaged the ice and racing had to be cancelled. The 2020 Europeans were concluded without valid results. ----- The news and the official press release.
 
News – Saturday, February 15, 2020
Saturday, February 15, 2020   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - World Championship 2020 - Geelong AUS - Final results

 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - World Championship 2020 - Geelong AUS - Final results The combined 49er, 49erFX and Nacra-17 World Championship in Geelong AUS was concluded this morning UTC with two fleetraces and the Medal Races per class. ----- In the 49ers, Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL winning the two final fleetraces had an 18 point lead before the Medal Race and earned the Worlds title with a relaxed ride finishing the Medal Race as 4th. Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP moved one place up on rank 2. The winners of the Medal Race, Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER, clinched Bronze. Bad luck for the long-time leaders Bildstein/Hussl AUT, who - after a bad start to the Medal Race - even dropped from the podium finishing 4th overall. ----- In the 49erFX, the tied Charlotte Dobson/Sakia Tidey GBR and Tamara Echegoyen/Paula Barcelo ESP delivered a close battle that was decided just before heading for the final downwind in favour of Echegoyen/Barcelo ESP. Winning the Medal Race, Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA moved up on rank 3, grasping the USA Olympic selection over Paris Henken/Anna Tobias-Tunnicliffe USA. ----- In the Nacra 17, the clearly leading Nathan Outteridge/Haylee Outteridge AUS lost rank one after a collision during the start of the Medal Race. John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR won the last race and earned the title one point ahead of Outteridge/Outteridge AUS. Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS followed on rank 3. ----- The event website.
Saturday, February 15, 2020   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2020 - Sandringham AUS - Day 5

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2020 - Sandringham AUS - Day 5 Three races were completed this morning UTC after the unplanned layday yesterday, with the fleet split in Gold, Silver and Bronze groups. ----- Philipp Buhl GER defended his first place, but Jean Baptiste Bernaz FRA reduced his backlog on 4 points. The Australian Olympic participant Matthew Wearn AUS follows on 3rd. ----- The ranking list, the news and the event facebook page.
Saturday, February 15, 2020   (Image © Alfred Farré)

Optimist - Vila de Palamos Trophy - Palamos ESP - Day 2

 Optimist - Vila de Palamos Trophy - Palamos ESP - Day 2 Very light wind conditions in Palamos yesterday and only one of the five groups could complete a race. Again, the winner was Carl Krause GER who had already won all three races of the opening day. ----- In the overall ranking list after the first day, Boris Hirsch SUI is on the excellent 6th place, and also Marie Mazuay SUI and Veronika Jedlinska SUI on the ranks 13 and 14 are well positioned. ----- Today, the qualification series races will continue. ----- The ranking list and the news.
Saturday, February 15, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 28

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 28 Still fighting with the lulls this morning UTC, Francis Joyon FRA and his team were again slowed down in the zone between the trade winds and the westwind belt. However, the critical phase should come to an end this afternoon reaching the fresh westwinds for the final stretch to England. ----- The advantage on the record was down on 166nm this morning UTC. ----- The race tracker and the news.
 
News – Friday, February 14, 2020
Friday, February 14, 2020   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - World Championship 2020 - Geelong AUS - Day 5

 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - World Championship 2020 - Geelong AUS - Day 5 Due to summer storms that wreaked havoc with the breeze, only the 49er Goldfleet completed a race at the Worlds in Geelong AUS this Friday morning UTC with Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT defending their lead just one point ahead of Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL. Winners of the day were Heil/Plössel GER advancing on rank 4 overall. A short report on the facebook page. ----- Not racing were the other two classes. ----. In the 49erFX, Charlotte Dobson/ Saskia Tidey GBR are only 2 points ahead of Tamara Echegoyen/Paula Barcelo ESP. ----- In the Nacra 17, Nathan Outteridge/Haylee Outteridge AUS are the clear leaders with an 11 point lead on John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR. ----- With no more racing on Friday, the race schedule on the final day Saturday will be two fleet races for all three fleets in the morning and three medal races in the afternoon, i.e. commencing at 02:55 UTC in the following order: Nacra 17, 49erFX, 49er, to be followed livestream . ----- The event website.
Friday, February 14, 2020   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2020 - Sandringham AUS - Day 4

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2020 - Sandringham AUS - Day 4 Passing thunderstorms impeded racing at the Laser Worlds in Sandringham AUS this Friday morning UTC and the first Final Series races of the Gold-, Silver- and Bronzefleets were postponed on tomorrow Saturday. After the Qualification phase, Philipp Buhl GER is leading 2 points ahead of Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA. ----- The ranking list and the event facebook page.
Friday, February 14, 2020   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2020 - Sandringham AUS - Day 4, the Swiss

Passing thunderstorms impeded racing at the Laser Worlds in Sandringham AUS this Friday morning UTC and the first Final Series races of the Gold-, Silver- and Bronzefleets were postponed on tomorrow Saturday. After the Qualification phase, Philipp Buhl GER is leading 2 points ahead of Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA. Eliot Merceron SUI on rank 41 just made the cut for the Goldfleet. ----- The ranking list and the event facebook page.
Friday, February 14, 2020   

Optimist - Vila de Palamos Trophy - Palamos ESP - Day 1

 Optimist - Vila de Palamos Trophy - Palamos ESP - Day 1 Yesterday on day one of the Optimist Vila de Palamos Trophy at the Spanish Costa Brava, Carl Krause GER won all five races of his group taking the overall lead ahead of the tied Caspar Ilgenstein GER and Marc Mesquida ESP. ----- The intitial 15kn breeze increasing to 20kn during the day allowed all five Groups to complete 3 races. ----- The results, the news and the video of the day.
Friday, February 14, 2020   (Image © Sean Heavey)

Ice-Sailing - DN World Championship - Orsasjön SWE - Final results

 Ice-Sailing - DN World Championship - Orsasjön SWE - Final results No wind on the final day of the DN Ice Sailing World Championship on Lake Orsa in Sweden and the title goes therefore after four races to Lukasz Zakrszewski POL, the 9th consecutive Polish victory of this Championship. Karol Jablonski POL earned Silver, Anton Didenko RUS Bronze. ----- All ranking lists of the three fleets and the report with video. ----- Today begins the European Championship at the same venue.
Friday, February 14, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 27

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 27 The trade wind belt north of the Equator was only small and the Trimaran 'IDEC' is now crossing a new zone with lighter winds, hopefully the last obstacle in his record attempt, before Francis Joyon FRA and his team will reach the powerful westwind stream on the Acores altitude. However, the record in the Tea Ride to England will be beaten, provided no equipment failures occur, as the advance on the benchmark was 320nm this morning UTC. ----- The race tracker and the news.
 
News – Thursday, February 13, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2020 - Sandringham AUS - Day 3

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2020 - Sandringham AUS - Day 3 No change on top of the rankings after the two races of this Thursday morning UTC sailed in fresher winds, concluding the qualifications for the Gold-, Silver- and Bronzefleets, with Philipp Buhl GER defending rank one with the day ranks 1 and 2 in his group, closely followed by Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA on rank 2. Tonci Stipanovic CRO remains on 3rd. ----- The ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Thursday, February 13, 2020   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - World Championship 2020 - Geelong AUS - Day 4

 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - World Championship 2020 - Geelong AUS - Day 4 Three different winners in the Nacra-17 today Thursday morning UTC with Lange/Caranzoli ARG, Majdalani/Bosco ARG and Farese/Zöchling AUT. New on top overall are Nathan and Haylee Outteridge AUS with a considerable 21 point advance on John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR. Waterhouse/Darmanin AUS moved up on the 3rd place. ----- In the 49ersFX, the tight duel on top went on with Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR one point ahead of Tamara Echegoyen/Paula Barcelo ESP. Schütt/Nielsen DEN on rank 3 are already 21 points back. ----- The 49ers closing the day had a somewhat stronger up to 12kn breeze slackening towards the evening. Still surprising, Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT replaced the favorites Burling/Tuke NZL on top with a 2 point lead on the multiple champions. ----- The event website. ----- Racing can be followed live as from 3 a.m. UTC and also replayed also on www.sailing-new.com, an excellent drone-based, well commented coverage.
Thursday, February 13, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 26

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 26 Finally blessed by the northern tradewinds, Francis Joyon FRA and his team accelerated again and the small backlog on the record when crossing the Equator was turned into a 266nm lead again this morning UTC. The remaining 2'600nm to London can be covered by the Maxi-Trimaran 'IDEC' within 5 to 6 days, a substantial improvement of the existing time. The race tracker and the news.
Thursday, February 13, 2020   

Optimist - Vila de Palamos Trophy - Palamos ESP - Start today

 Optimist - Vila de Palamos Trophy - Palamos ESP - Start today The Optimist Palamos-Trophy will begin today at the Spanish Costa Brave, once more a huge competition with 559 participants from 33 nations, among them boats from the USA, Brazil, Thailand, Myanmar or Kenia. ----- Racing today can be followed over a live ticker. ----- The event website.
 
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