The 19th and final race of Act 4 of the GC32-Racing Tour was crucial for the Riva Cup victory of 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psasophaghis SUI on Lake Garda. 'Oman Air' with Adam Monoprio NZL opened the race day with three flawless race wins leading with 2 points before the last heat, that went in favour of the Swiss. Only 3rd behind 'Red Bull Racing', the Omani were joined point-wise on top by 'Alinghi' and the victory in the final race broke the tie for Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI. 'Red Bull Racing' with Roman Hagara AUT finished 3rd overall. ----- The results and the news.
News – Monday, September 16, 2019
The Dolphin Swiss Championship and D-One Euro-Cup on Lake Bienne were concluded yesterday with a last race. ----- Christoph Renker RCO and his team defended the first place in the Dolphins ahead of Tom Studer CVN and Lorenz Müller YCB. ----- In the D-One, Viktor Teply CZE was the outstanding winner with six bullets. Marek Bachtik POL and Stefan Hess AUT completed the podium. The best Swiss was Andreas Von Arx SUI/ZSC on rank 11. ----- The ranking lists.
The CV Vevey-La-Tour with Wolf Van Cauwenberghe defended rank 1 at the Swiss Sailing Challenge League Final in Spiez yesterday. The SV Thalwil with Mara Bezel and the YC Spiez with Beat Aebischer completed the podium. ----- The results.
Only light winds prevailed over the past weekend on Lake Neuchâtel allowing to just complete two races during the second-last Act of the 2019 M2 Speed Tour. Arnaud Didisheim SNG finished first on 'TeamWork' ahead of Loîc Preitner CNM on 'Patrimonium'. ----- In the overall rankings, 'Swiss Medical Network' with Didier Pfister MY has taken the lead. ----- The results and the news.
John Brigden (Menlo Park, CA, USA) with his team won the race of the day in the J/70s and finished clearly on top overall ahead of Scott Sellers/Geoff McDonald/Harrison Turner (Emerald Hills, CA, USA). In the J/105, the largest fleet, Ryan Simmons (Sausalito, CA, USA) had no problem defending rank 1 10 points in front of 'Ne*Ne' of Tim Russell (Novato, CA, USA). ----- No change on top of the ORR A class. 'Elyxir', the Santa Cruz 52 with Skip Ely (La Selva Beach, CA, USA) finished 2nd yesterday, and the race win of 'Blue', the Swan 53-2 of Paul Ray (San Francisco, CA, USA) was not enough to reclaim rank 1. With another bullet, 'Kuai', the Melges 32 of Daniel Thielman, San Francisco, CA, USA, estended the lead in the ORR B class on 12 points. In the ORR C, 'Elusive', the Swan 42 Club of Thomas Furlong (Danville, CA, USA) won the race an replaced 'Chance', the J/120 of Barry Lewis (Atherton, CA, USA) on top. 'Peregrine', the J/120 of David Halliwill (New York, NY, USA) remained 3rd. ----- The final day on the Frisco Bay Tour Course was held in splendid sailing conditions. -----The results of all eight Classes/Divisions, the final report, an 48 minute summary of the day and the Big Boat event website.
Three races were held on day two of the combined Surprise and Toucan Class Championship on Lake Geneva. ------ The decision in the Grand Surprise was close as Bernard Borter CVV finished just one point ahead of Joshua Schopfer SNG and Christian Haegi SNG. ----- In the Toucans, Yves Gaussen CNM with his team was first ahead of Patrick Ducluzaux SNG. ----- All ranking lists.
Only one race per class could be sailed on Lake Zurich at the Laser Points Championship Regatta over the past weekend. ----- In the Lasers 4.7, Ludovico Cornaro CVLL finished first ahead of the World Champion Anja Von Allmen RCO. Loîc Oddin SNG followed on 3rd. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Maxim Thommen ZYC was the race winner ahead of Martin Verhulst CNP and Alessandro Maisano ZSC. ----- The ranking lists.
Representative fleets in eight classes/categories participated in the Route des Iles on the upper Lake Geneva. In the biggest category with 17 boat, the TCF 3, Julien Faucon CVE on a Nitro 80 finished first. In the Yardstick rankings of the dinghies, Pierre-Yves Pfirter CNM on a 49erFX was on top. ----- All ranking lists and the event website.
News – Sunday, September 15, 2019
The Laser World Masters in the Netherlands were concluded yesterday in light winds, allowing the Standards to complete the planned two races in the morning in a 5-7kn wind, while the Radial in the afternoon had to content themselves with just one race. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Dave Ridley NZL replaced the tied Edoardo Van Vianen NED on top of the Apprentices (35-45). No changes occurred - as expected - in all other age categories. The winners are Serge Kats NED Masters (45-55), Carlos Martinez ESP Grand Masters (55-65), Wolfgang Gerz GER Great Grand Masters (65-75). ----- In the Lasers Radial, the winners are Jon Emmett GBR Apprentices, Scott Leigh NZL Masters, Gilles Coadou FRA Grand Masters, Jeff Loosemore AUS Great Grand Masters, Kerry Waraker AUS Legends. ----- The event website with all Ranking lists and the final report.
The Tour de Bretagne was concluded yesterday in La Trinité FRA with the 6th leg over 28nm. Miguel Darant/Eric Peron FRA were the winners. No change on the overall podium with Alexis Loison/Frédéric Duthil FRA on the first place ahead of Gildas Mahé/Morgan Lagravière SUI/FRA. Justine Mettraux/Julien Villion FRA - still the best mixed team among the 37 starters - dropped on rank 10 overall after a 31st position in the last leg. ----- The final ranking list and the news.
'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI defended the first place, but her lead on 'Oman Air' before the last planned five races today is only 4 points. T ----- Three races in the morning Peler Northwind and three heats in a moderate afternoon Ora provided for an intensive race day. ----- The results and the news.
Finishing 18th in the first of three races yesterday, the San Diego YC gave everything away, as the ranks 1 and 2 in the following races did not help to reclaim the overall lead from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, not so brillinat yesterday with the ranks 4/8/4. After a slow start in the first races, the Aussies delivered without a downer and finished 4 points ahead of the SoCals. The final results, the event facebook page and the event website.
No changes on the podium on the final day of the Melges 20 Europeans on Lake Garda with a superior Filippo Pancinotti ITA (tactics Manu Weiller ESP) as premature Champion before the last race of the event. Igor Rytov RUS and Alessandro Agostinelli ITA earned Silver and Bronze. ----- The ranking list.
After two light-wind days, due to the unusual high temperatures, the Frisco Bay seabreeze was back yesterday, initially around 10kn increasing during the day and ending with gusts of up to 25kn, allowing to complete two races. ----- Leader change in the J/70s but the first three teams of John Brigden (Menlo Park, CA, USA), Tracy Usher (Montara, CA, USA) and Scott Sellers/Geoff McDonald/Harrison Turner (Emerald Hills, CA, USA) are only three points apart. In the J/105, the largest fleet, Ryan Simmons (Sausalito, CA, USA) extended the lead on 9 points with the day ranks 1 and 2. ----- In the ORR A class,'Elyxir', the Santa Cruz 52 with Skip Ely (La Selva Beach, CA, USA) is new on top, but 'Blue', the Swan 53-2 of Paul Ray (San Francisco, CA, USA) is only 2 points behind. No change in the ORR B with 'Kuai', the Melges 32 of Daniel Thielman, San Francisco, CA, USA, on first with a 7 point lead. Close racing however in the ORR C with the trio 'Chance', the J/120 of Barry Lewis (Atherton, CA, USA), 'Elusive', the Swan 42 Club of Thomas Furlong (Danville, CA, USA) and 'Peregrine', the J/120 of David Halliwill (New York, NY, USA) separated by 3 points only. ----- All results, the news of day 3 and the Big Boat event website. ----- Racing continues today, Sunday, September 15, with a scheduled Bay Tour course designed to give crews plenty of opportunities to air-out their upwind and downwind inventories one final time.
Good conditions on Lake Bienne allowed to complete the full program yesterday. ----- The Dolphins sailed 5 race with Christoph Renker RCO defending the first place, but Tom Studer CVN on rank 2 reduced the backlog on 2 points. Lorenz Müller YCB on 3rd remains in the race for the title with a 3 point deficit. The Dolphin ranking list. ----- Three races were completed in the D-One-Dinghies, all won by Viktor Teply CZE. Marek Bachtik CZE advanced on rank 2. Nicholas Crickmore GBR is now on the 3rd place. ----- The ranking list.
9 races could be completed on the second day of the Swiss Sailing Challenge League Final in Spiez / Lake Thoune. The CVVT Cercle de la Voile Vevey la Tour with Wolf Van Cauwenberghe remained on top followed by the ZYC Zürcher Yacht Club and SVT Seglervereinigung Thalwil. ----- The relegation places are not yet known and today will be crucial. ----- The ranking list.
3 races were sailed at the Grand Surprise and Toucan Championships off Founex / Lake Geneva. Bertrand Borter CVV is the first leader in the Grand Surprises, 4 points ahead of Joshua Schopfer SN. In the Toucans, Patrick Ducluzeau SNG has taken the lead. ----- The ranking lists.
News – Saturday, September 14, 2019
Two more races were sailed yesterday at the Laser World Masters in the Netherlands in a 10kn wind, and in a number of class categories, preliminary decisions have been made before the final races of today. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Wolfgang Gerz GER has a 12 point lead in the Great Grand Masters (65-75) and also Carlos Martinez ESP with a 23 point advantage in the Grand Mastern (55-65) can hardly be removed from the top. Even 33 points is the advance of Serge Kats NED in the Standard Masters (45-55). Patrick Fleischhacker SUI progressed on rank 17, Robert Ronnback SUI follows just behind on rank 18. Only in the Standard Apprentices (35-45), the outcome is open as the first three - Van Vianen NED, West ESP and Scott NZL - are separated by 2 points only. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Scott Leigh NZL in the Masters (45-55), Jeff Loosemore AUS in the Great Grand Masters (65-75) and Jon Emmett GBR in the Apprentices (35-45) are on y solid course towards the title. In the Grand Masters (55-65), Gilles Coadou FRA and 5 points behind Kim Tan NED will duel for the title today. Close is the situation also in the Legends (75+) with Kerry Waraker AUS, Johan Van Rossem CAN and Kevin Philipps AUS within 3 points only. ----- The daily news with links to the ranking lists.
Due to lack of wind, leg 5 of the Tour de Bretagne had to be cancelled. However, an 8nm short race was held off the port of call Larmor Plage with Gildas Mahé/Morgan Lagravière FRA as winners, moving up on rank 2 overall. With a 7 point advantage, Alexis Loison/Frederic Duthil FRA remain the overall leaders. Justine Mettraux SUI/Julien Villion FRA finished the short race on rank 18 and are new on 5th overall as best mixed team. ----- The ranking list and the daily news. ----- Today, the final leg to La-Trinité-sur-Mer is on the program, to be followed live on the race tracker.
With the ranks 2/1/1, 'Oman Air' with Adam Minoprio NZL was the team of the day moving up on rank 2 overall with a 4 point backlog on the still leading 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI. ----- Only three instead of the five planned races could be sailed, as the Ora was late yesterday afternoon. ----- The ranking list and the news.
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron AUS won the day again, reducing the gap on the still leading San Diego YC to just one point before the last three races today. The rest of the fleet led by the Royal Canadian YC are 16 and much more points behind. ----- It was a difficult day for helmsmen and their tacticians with a shifty and gusty northeasterly breeze. ----- The results, the news, the event facebook page and the event website. ----- Racing can be followed live over a race tracker as from 11h AM EDT.
No change on top of the ranking after the three races of yesterday at the Melges 20 Europeans on Lake Garda with Filippo Pacinotti ITA and his team in the lead ahead of Igor Rytov RUS. Alessandro Agostinelli ITA is new on rank 3. ----- The ranking list.
Yesterday was day one of the Dolphin Swiss Championship and the Devoti-1-Dinghy Euro-Cup on Lake Bienne. ----- Winning two races, Christoph Renker RCO has taken the lead in the Dolphins ahead of Jann Schüpbach TYC and Tom Studer CVN. With 19 participants from 9 nations, the D1 is internationally well attended. Winner of the only race of the day was Viktor Teply CZE ahead of Giles Chipperfield GBR and Stephan Hess AUT. Michael Mutti SUI followed on rank 8. ----- The ranking list.
Round 3 of the Swiss Sailing Challenge League (2nd league) began yesterday on Lake Thoune in a good thermal breeze. 12 races were completed and the Cercle de la Voile Vevey la Tour is the intermin leader ahead of the Zürcher Yacht Club and the SV Thalwil. ----- The ranking list.
Leaders after two days are in the largest fleets, the J/70 with 14 and the J/105 with 23 boats Scott Sellers/Geoff McDonald/Harrison Turner, Emerald Hills, CA, USA on the J/70 '1FA', and Ryan Simmons, Sausalito, CA, USA, on the J/105 'Blackhawk'. 'Blue', the Swan 53-2 of Paul Ray, San Francisco, CA, USA, is first in the ORR A class, 'Kuai', the Melges 32 of Daniel Thielman, San Francisco, CA, USA, leads in the ORR B class, and 'Peregrine', the J/120 of David Halliwill, New York, NY, USA, is on top of the ORR C class. ----- All results. ----- 79 boat split in 8 One-Design and ORR classes are participating in the 55th edition of the Big Boat Series consisting of four days of buoy racing on San Francisco Bay, organised by the St. Francis YC. The high temperatures ashore during the past two days made it difficult to run races, and only one race each day could be completed in very light winds. ----- The news of day 2 and the Big Boat event website. ----- Racing continues today, Saturday, September 14, with two planned races and a significantly improved forecast, followed by Sunday’s scheduled long-form Bay Tour course. But the good news is that Saturday and Sunday look to be typical San Francisco Bay conditions.
News – Friday, September 13, 2019
Racing resumed at the Laser World Masters in the Netherlands with two heats sailed in a 10-15kn wind. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Wolfgang Gerz GER, Great Grand Masters (65-75), and Serge Kats NED, Masters (45-55), are on a clear track to the title. ----- In the Lasers Radial, most decisions re the Champions seem to be made. Only in the Legends (75+), the ranks 1 and 2 - Kerry Waraker AUS and Johan Van Rossem CAN - are separated by one point only. ----- The daily news with links to all ranking lists.
Racing was cancelled for the day in Concarneau FRA due to lack of wind. Today, the fleet will start to the 5th and second-last leg of the Brittany Tour over 34nm to Larmor Plage. ----- The point gaps between the teams in the overall rankings after three legs are still relatively small. ----- The daily news and the race tracker.
San Diego YC USA defended rank one, but with a (non-discardable) 16th place in the second race of the day, the advantage on the second-ranked Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron AUS was reduced from the former 17 to 4 points only. Successful day also for the Royal Canadian YC CAN and the Royal Cork YC IRL, both with day ranks 1 and 5, on the 3rd and 4th places overall. ----- Big breeze and big waves tested the competition on the third day of the 2019 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. ----- . ----- The results, the event facebook page and the event website. ----- Racing can be followed live over a race tracker.
Roger Gilbert/Ben McCrane GBR won the 4th Act of the 5o5 Euro-Cup in Haying Island GBR 3 points ahead of Paul Brotherton/Alan Sign GBR. This final event of the 2019 Series was concluded last Sunday with 8 races completed mostly in moderate conditions. 28 teams from 8 nations participated. ----- The ranking list and the news.
News – Thursday, September 12, 2019
Lay day at the Laser World Masters in the Netherlands yesterday before the crucial phase of the Championship begins today. In most Class and Age Categories, the leading boats are closely together. ----- Please find here all Laser Standard ranking lists and the Laser Radial ranking lists. ----- Six races are on the program until Saturday. ----- The event website.
Yesterday, the short 66nm race from Brest to Concarneau was on the program of the Tour de Bretagne. ----- Winners of this leg 3 were Julien Pulve/Vincent Domat FRA just 50 seconds ahead of Alexis Loison/Frederic Duthill FRA, the new overall leaders. Justine Mettraux SUI/Julien Villion FRA finished only 14th, but defended the 4th place overall in the 37 boat fleet. ----- Two more races are on the program until Saturday. ----- The event website with the overall rankings after 3 legs.
Three races were held yesterday at the NYYC Invitational Cup in Newport, RI, and the dominating leader is the San Diego YC , 17 points ahead of a group of 5 teams from AUS, JPN, CAN, IRL and ITA within 5 points. ----- The results and the event website. Racing can be followed live over a race tracker.
Act 4 of the GC32 Racing Tour begins today on Lake Garda with the overall leading favorites 'Oman Air' with Adam Minoprio NZL and 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI at the start. ----- The preview.