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News – Saturday, July 29, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017   (Image © Martina Orsini)

Moth - World Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - Day 4

 Moth - World Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - Day 4 After the Qualifications, sailed in a fresh Northwind, the first four Final Series races were sailed yesterday afternoon in a moderate 12-16 kn 'Ora'.
Finishing 1/3/1/3, the leader (and defending Champion) Paul Goodison GBR was again the best of the day and has now a 9 points' lead on Tom Slingsby AUS. Another 4 points back is Iain Jensen AUS, closely followed by the America's Cup winner Peter Burling NZL.
The ranking lists, the daily news and the facebook page with the video of the day.
Saturday, July 29, 2017   

Laser Radial & Standard - U21- World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 1

 Laser Radial & Standard - U21- World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 1 The U21 Laser Worlds were scheduled to begin in Nieuwpoort yesterday, but stormy winds inhibited racing. 66 Radial women from 25 nations and 5 continents and 125 Standards from 41 nations and 5 continents are on the entry lists.
The lists of participants and the daily news.
Saturday, July 29, 2017   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)

420 - European Championship 2017 - Athen GRE - Day 4

 420 - European Championship 2017 - Athen GRE - Day 4 The Final Series began yesterday in a moderate seabreeze between 8 and 12 kn for the Open/Boys fleet on a Gold and Silver round, while the Girls and U17 Youth continued in single fleets.
The leading Ferraro/Orlando ITA had a black Friday with the ranks 22 and 36 and dropped on rank 3. The new leaders are Telis Anathasopoulos/Dimitris Tassios GRE, U17 European Champions last year, 4 points ahead of Alex Smallwood/Ross Thompson GBR new on rank 2.
No changes on top of the Girls where Emma Kaneti/Ciara Rodriguez USA extended their lead on 18 points. Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA stay on 2nd, Carmen und Emma Cowles USA follow on rank 3.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, July 29, 2017   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 9 - Nizza FRA - Day 20

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 9 - Nizza FRA - Day 20 The Coastal Race off Nizza yesterday sailed in light winds decided on the winner of the 2017 Tour de France. Finishing 3rd, 'Fondation FDJ' of the two-times Paralympic Champion Damien Séguin FRA and his team (Damien Iehl, Benjamin Amiot and François Morvan) are the premature winner before the Superfinal of the best 8 fighting for the final overall rankings today.
The ranking list, the daily news and the videos.
Saturday, July 29, 2017   

Nacra - World Championships - Arco ITA - Final results

 Nacra - World Championships - Arco ITA - Final results The joint World Championship of the Nacra catamaran classes (except Nacra-17) was concluded yesterday with 3 races.
In the largest fleet with 28 teams, the Nacra 15 - Bjarne Bouwer/Eliott Savelon NED remained on top ahead of Lucas Claeyssens/ Gauthier Verhulst BEL Silver Medal and Georgia Payne/Daniel Brown AUS just making the podium on the last day as Bronze medalists. The Nacra 16 winners were Robin and Sander Mineur NED. In the Nacra 18, Gerd Schmitzer/Tina Vercauteren GER won the title. The Nacra 20 Carbon the Champions are John Tuckwell/Jon Cotgreave GBR.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with the videos.
Saturday, July 29, 2017   

Surprise - Les 5 jours du Léman - CV Vidy - Final results

 Surprise - Les 5 jours du Léman - CV Vidy - Final results Eric Monnin/Loris Von Siebenthal finished the Lake Geneva 5-Days'-Race yesterday afternoon at 14h CET as outstanding winners. After three windy days, the breeze calmed and with 958 nm covered, the 1'000-Miles'-Record was clearly missed. Last year's winners Nicolas Kauffmann/Nicolas Anklin on rank 2 were 64 nm behind, Olivier Légeret/Denis Girardet followed on 3rd. 28 of the 30 starters finished the race.
The ranking list and the final report.
Saturday, July 29, 2017   

TP52 - Super Series 2017, Act 5 - Puerto Portals ESP, final results, 'Provezza' wins the Act, 'Azzurra' remains overall Series leader

 TP52 - Super Series 2017, Act 5 - Puerto Portals ESP, final results, 'Provezza' wins the Act, 'Azzurra' remains overall Series leader They have led four of this season’s five regattas and twice been within touching distance of overall victory on the last day, but today when they crossed the finish line of the last race of Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week as 4th, Ergin Imre’s 'Provezza' team TUR (with Peter Holmberg helm and Tony Rey tactics) finally closed the deal and won their first ever regatta title in their five years on the Series. Two points back are 'Quantum Racing' of Doug DeVos, USA (with Bora Gulari/Terry Hutchinson) and 'Azzurra' of the Roemmers Family ITA/ARG (with Guillermo Parada/Vasco Vascotto), 1st and 2nd yesterday.
The clearly leading trio in the overall Series rankings after five races are 'Azzurra' 3 points ahead of 'Platoon' GER and 'Quantum Racing' USA another 3 points behind.
The news with rankings and links to all other details indluding videos.
Saturday, July 29, 2017   (Image © Robert Deaves)

OK-Dinghy - European Championship 2017 - Faaborg DEN - Day 3

 OK-Dinghy - European Championship 2017 - Faaborg DEN - Day 3 Two races were sailed yesterday in moderate winds and the gap between Lars-Johan Brodtkorb NOR and Charlie Cumbley GBR before the last races today is only 2 points. The defending Champion Bo Petersen DEN has only very small chances to defend his title.
The daily news with viideo. The updated ranking list was not yet posted this morning.
Saturday, July 29, 2017   (Image © Udo Ott)

Travemünde Week - Travemünde GER - Day 7

 Travemünde Week - Travemünde GER - Day 7 The German Youth Sailing Championship is now in its crucial phase. After the light winds during the first days, a fresh breeze filled in for the first time yesterday.
The premature winner in the Laser-4.7 rankings is Julian Hoffmann GER with a 50 points' lead. In the large (204 boats) Optimist fleet, Mic Mohr CRC (Costa Rica) leads ahead of his brother Roko Mohr GER. All other ranking lists and the daily news.
 
News – Friday, July 28, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017   (Image © Martina Orsini)

Moth - World Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - Day 3

 Moth - World Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - Day 3 A strong 20-25 kn 'Vento' prevailed yesterday morning and numerous capsizes and equipment failures occurred in these sometimes sketchy conditions. The afternoon's 'Ora' was again too light and the skiffs were kept ashore. The qualifications for the Gold-, Silver- and Bronzefleet has been concluded with four valid races.
Winning the two races in his Group, the defending Champion Paul Goodison GBR impressed again, but Tom Slingsby AUS with three race wins remains in touch with the leader, as do Rob Greenalgh GBR and Ian Jensen AUS one resp. two points behind. Qualified for the Goldfleet are also the two-times World Champion Nathan Outteridge AUS despite of two abandoned races due to gear failure and as only woman Annalise Murphy IRL as 45th.The Final Series will begin today.
The ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Friday, July 28, 2017   

420 - European Championship 2017 - Athen GRE - Day 3

 420 - European Championship 2017 - Athen GRE - Day 3 Rough conditions with a 20-25 kn wind prevailed for the first time yesterday after two days with moderate winds.
Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA confirmed their class in these fresh winds as well and confirmed their overall lead with the day ranks 1 and 3. Finishing 1 and 3 as well, Andrea Spagnoli/Kevin Rio ITA moved up on rank 2 ahead o Carlos Balaguer/Antoni Massanet ESP remaining on the 3rd place. As from today, the Open/Men 420s will continue the Championship split in a Gold- and Silverfleet.
In the 420 Girls, Emma Kaneti/Ciara Rodriguez USA booked another race win and lead now with a 16 points' advance on Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA. The best of the day Carmen Cowles/Emma Cowles USA (ranks 1 and 2) reduced the backlog on the French girls on one point.
The first place in the U17-fleet remains with Demetrio Sposato/Gabriele Centrone ITA.
All results, the daily news and the videos.
Friday, July 28, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 8 - Marseille - Day 17

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 8 - Marseille - Day 17 The short races in Marseille sailed in perfect 15-18 kn conditions were most probably decisive for the final outcome of the 2017 Tour de France. Only the leading 'Fondation FDJ' with Damien Séguin FRA could qualify for the Final of the best 8 and leads before the last Act in Nizza with a 20 points' advantage on 'SFS' with Sofian Bouvet FRA.
The ranking list, the daily news and the videos.
Friday, July 28, 2017   

Surprise - Les 5 jours du Léman - CV Vidy - Day 5, Monnin/de Siebenthal clearly ahead

 Surprise - Les 5 jours du Léman - CV Vidy - Day 5, Monnin/de Siebenthal clearly ahead This afternoon at 14h CET, Loris Von Siebenthal/Eric Monin will terminate the 5 Day's Race as outstanding winners as they had this morning an advantage of a full Lake Geneva round ! Nicolas Anklin/Nicolas Kauffmann on rank 2 have a solid advance to defend the 2nd place. Felix Oberle/Mayeul van den Broek and Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Francine Chatagny will duel for rank 3.
The race tracker, the positions and the daily news.
Friday, July 28, 2017   

OK-Dinghy - European Championship 2017 - Faaborg DEN - Day 2

 OK-Dinghy - European Championship 2017 - Faaborg DEN - Day 2 After three more exciting races there is only one point separating Lars Johan Brodtkorb and Charlie Cumbley at the 2017 OK Dinghy European Championship in Faaborg, Denmark, after sharing the wins today in their group. The defending champion, Denmark’s Bo Petersen, is nine points behind. The other race wins went to Jan Kurfeld from Germany, Jens Lauge from Denmark and New Zealand’s Luke Gower. The rankings and the report including the video of the day.
 
News – Thursday, July 27, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017   

Moth - World Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - Day 2, the Laser Olympic Champions Goodison GBR and Slngsby AUS on top after two races

 Moth - World Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - Day 2, the Laser Olympic Champions Goodison GBR and Slngsby AUS on top after two races The thundery weather from the opening day inhibiting sailing stayed on, and the expected 'Vento' from the North did not fill in as hoped when the skiffs were on the starting line at 8.30 h CET. Nevertheless, two races were completed by all four Groups in a 10-12 kn breeze on the Northern circle and 12-18 kn on the Southern round, also with higher waves of course. Foiling was difficult as there were many lull patches to avoid. In the afternoon, the 220 participants waited in vain for the 'Ora' breeze in the opposite direction.
The defending Champion Paul Goodison GBR and the 'Oracle' tactician Tom Slingsby AUS, winning both races of their Groups, are on top in the interim's rankings ahead of Robert Greenalgh GBR (ranks 1 and 2) on the 3rd place. Behind Ben Paton GBR is the America's Cup winner Peter Burling NZL on the 5th place. The Laser Radial Olympic Medalist Annalise Murphy IRL is the best woman on rank 46.
The ranking list, the daily news and the event facebook page with the video of the day.
Thursday, July 27, 2017   

420 - European Championship 2017 - Athen GRE - Day 2, Emma Kaneti/Ciara Rodriguez USA 1st

 420 - European Championship 2017 - Athen GRE - Day 2, Emma Kaneti/Ciara Rodriguez USA 1st The 420 Europeans continued yesterday with two races sailed in a good 11 to 16 kn seabreeze. With the discard now in effect, some changes happened in the overall rankings.
Carlos Balaguer/Antoni Massanet ESP are the new leaders in the Open/Boys' fleet. The best of the day (2/2) Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA advanced on rank 2 overall. Athanasopoulos/Tassios GRE and Peron/Bretagne FRA follow on the ranks 3 and 4.
In the Girls, Emma Kaneti/Ciara Rodriguez USA were again the best of the day and are now 5 points ahead of Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA. Marta Garrido/Clara Llabres ESP follow on rank 3.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Thursday, July 27, 2017   

Nacra - World Championships - Arco ITA - Day 3, 4 to 5 races completed so far

 Nacra - World Championships - Arco ITA - Day 3, 4 to 5 races completed so far Since Monday, the Nacra Classes, except the Olympic Nacra 17 (Europeans in Kiel GER beginning Saturday), have been sailing their World Championships on Lake Garda.
The Nacra 15 , the multihull fo the World Sailing Youth Championship, have the biggest fleet present. First after 5 races are Liegen Bjarne Bouwer/Eliott Savelon NED and Lucas Claeyssens/Gauthier Verhulst BEL at equal points. 28 teams from 9 nations sailing.
6 teams from 3 nations sail in the Nacra 16. Robin Mineur/Sander Mineur NED won all 4 heats so far.
Gerd Schmitzer/Tina Vercauteren GER are on top of the Nacra 18. Steve Stroebel/Ryan Hopps USA follow on rank 2 among the 10 teams from 6 nations.
All ranking lists and the E
event facebook page
with the videos.
Thursday, July 27, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 8 - Marseille FRA - Day 17, Mistral too strong, no coastal race

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 8 - Marseille FRA - Day 17, Mistral too strong, no coastal race The Mistral was too strong yesterday and the Coastal Race had to be cancelled. The wind forecast for today looks promising for the short races off Marseile.
'Fondation FDJ' with Damien Séguin FRA leads in the interim's rankings ahead of 'SFS' with Sofian Bouvet FRA.
The ranking list, the daily news and the videos.
Thursday, July 27, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Fuerteventura ESP - Day 6, Albeau FRA dominates in high winds

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Fuerteventura ESP - Day 6, Albeau FRA dominates in high winds High winds on the upper limit prevailed yesterday on Fuerteventura ESP with Antoine Albeau FRA dominating the Slalom competition right from the start with the ranks 1 and 2. Ross Williams GBR and Julien Quentel FRA are the first challengers. All details on the PWA website and in addition the attractive video of the day.
Thursday, July 27, 2017   

Surprise - Les 5 jours du Léman - CV Vidy - Day 4, Monnin/de Siebenthal clearly ahead

 Surprise - Les 5 jours du Léman - CV Vidy - Day 4, Monnin/de Siebenthal clearly ahead The 28 Surprise teams still in the 5-Days-Race on Lake Geneva move on at good speeds thanks to ideal sailing conditions. Loris von Siebenthal/Eric Monnin stay ahead with a big advance and will hardly be reached in the remaining 36 hours. The fight for rank 2 however will be fierce, as this morning, Arnaud Machado/Alexandre Carroy and last year's winners Nicolas Kauffmann/Nicolas Anklin were sailing neck and neck off Lausanne.
The race tracker, the positions and the daily news.
Thursday, July 27, 2017   (Image © segelbilder.de)

Semaine de Travemünde - Travemünde GER - Day 5, main focus on German Youth Championships

 Semaine de Travemünde - Travemünde GER - Day 5, main focus on German Youth Championships The main interest in the second part of the Travemünde Week goes to the German Youth Sailing Championships. After the storm on Tuesday, all Classes completed their program yesterday.
In the Optimists, Johann Emmer GER leads after 5 races ahead of the Optimist Worlds Bronze Medalist Mic Mohr GER.
Theresa Steinlein/Lina Plettner GER are first in the 420 with 4 wins in 5 races.
Tess Wilschut/Femke van den Berg NED are on top of the 29ers ahead of Oscar Engström/Hugo Westberg SWE.
The news and all ranking lists.
 
News – Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   

Moth - World Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - Day 1, first races postponed

 Moth - World Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - Day 1, first races postponed Thundery conditions with circling winds prevailed yesterday on Lake Garda and the first races of the Moth World Championship had to be postponed on today. The first two Groups of the record-size 218 boats' fleet) will have their first start at 7.30h UTC already with a hopefully strong 'Vento', the morning wind from the North, challenging conditions as the waves off Malcesine are quite considerable.
The news.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)

420 - European Championship 2017 - Athen GRE - Day 1, two light-wind races completed

 420 - European Championship 2017 - Athen GRE - Day 1, two light-wind races completed Yesterday afternoon, the 420 European Championship in Athens GRE began with two races per fleet in light and unconstant winds after some postponements.
The USA Team had an excellent first day with Emma Kaneti/Ciara Rodriguez USA on first (day ranks 2 and 4) and Carmen Cowles/Emma Cowles USA on second (ranks 9 and 1). At equal points on the ranks 3 and 4 follow Julia Minana/Silvia Sebastia ESP and Sofie Schöne/Line-Johanna Thielemann GER. 57 Girls' teams from 16 nations.
Leading in the Boys' fleet are Tristan Peron/Corentin Bretagne FRA one point ahead of Alex Smallwood/Ross Thompson GBR. Telis Athanasopoulos/Dimitris Tassios GRE follow on rank 3. 76 teams from 19 nations.
First in the U17 fleet (45 teams/10 nations) are Demetrio Sposato/Gabriele Centrone ITA.
The ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 8 - Marseille FRA, crucial two Acts begin today in Marseille with Coastal Race

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 8 - Marseille FRA, crucial two Acts begin today in Marseille with Coastal Race After a lay day, the Tour de France continues today with the Coastal Race of Act 8 off Marseille. A strong Mistral breeze filling in over the day has been forecast and the start will therefore be earlier as planned. The top four teams are very close together and the remaining Acts in Marseille and Nizza will be crucial for the final outcome of this year's Tour. The ranks 1 to 4 are separated by 20 points only. and no bad result is allowed to reach the podium.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Freestyle, Slalom - Fuerteventura - Day 5, Offringa NED Women's Freestyle World Champion

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Freestyle, Slalom - Fuerteventura - Day 5, Offringa NED Women's Freestyle World Champion The Freestyle women's part of the Fuerteventura Grandslam was concluded yesterday with the Final, and from today on, the Men's Slalom competition is on the program.
Sara-Quita Offringa NED (Aruba) and Maaike Huvermann NED delivered a high-level duel with Offringa winning by a small margin, grasping her 10th Freestyle World Champion's title in a row. Maaike Huvermann, age 19, will definitely compete for top ranks in the years to come.
In the Slalom Worldcup races, the veteran Antoine Albeau FRA is leading and he will hardly be defeated in the fresh winds on Fuerteventura announced for next days.
The videos and all further details on the PWA website.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   

Surprise - Les 5 jours du Léman - CV Vidy - Day 3, Monnin/de Siebenthal on record pace

 Surprise - Les 5 jours du Léman - CV Vidy - Day 3, Monnin/de Siebenthal on record pace Three full Lake Geneva rounds have already been completed in the 5-Days-Regatta, mostly in windy conditions, and it might well be, that the 120 hours' record will be beaten with over 1'000 km. At the second-last rounding of the Le Bouveret mark on the upper Lake Geneva, Eric Monnin/Loris von Siebenthal succeeded to distance Jean-Pascal und Francine Chatagny substantially, perhaps a predecisive advance. This morning, the leaders are already underway direction Geneva, while the immediate challengers Denis Girardet/Olivier Légeret and the Chatagnys will round the Bouveret mark only during the morning.
The race tracker, the positions and the daily news.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (Image © segelbilder.de)

Travemünde Week - Travemünde - Day 4, Trias conclude jubilee event, focus on German Youth Championship

 Travemünde Week - Travemünde - Day 4, Trias conclude jubilee event, focus on German Youth Championship No racing yesterday in Travemünde due to stormy winds, and the Trias Regatta, the 50th in a row, came to an end without the final heats. In 1967, IYRU held evaluation tests for a new 3-person-keelboat in Travemünde, and the Trias (and Etchells) lost against the Soling. The report. Winner this year was Ben Uerlichs GER and his team.
The main focus in this year's Travemünde Week goes to the German Youth Championships. After the 420s and 29erd, the Lasers 4.7 and Radials join the races. The report and all results and entry lists.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   

TP52 - Super Series 2017, Act 5 - Puerto Portals ESP - Day 2, 'Ran' SWE extends lead

 TP52 - Super Series 2017, Act 5 - Puerto Portals ESP - Day 2, 'Ran' SWE extends lead Two second places on the Bay of Palma yesterday for Niklas Zennström’s 'Rán Racing' allows the team – to extend the overall lead after three races on five points at the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week. In a moderate SSE’ly breeze that built to 16 kn during the afternoon there were two different race winners: 'Provezza' TUR and 'Azzurra' ITA/ARG, bringing the Roemmers family (tactics Vasco Vascotto ITA) on second and Ergin Imre, TUR (Peter Holmberg helm/Tony Rey tactics) another 4 points back on 3rd overall.
The TP52 Super Series website with news, ranking lists and videos.
 
News – Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   

Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Final results - Gold for Italy and Turkey

 Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Final results - Gold for Italy and Turkey The Laser 4.7 World Championship ended in Nieuwpoot BEL yesterday with two races sailed in a 10-15 kn wind.
In the Girls fleet, Federica Catarazzi ITA was the clear winner ahead of Giorgia Cingolani ITA, first in the U16 rankings. Bronze went to Anna Moncada ESP.
In the Boys fleet, the situation became critical for the leader Yilkan Timursah TUR after a disqualification for RR 42 infringement in the first race, but with a 3rd in the final heat, he secured the Worlds title. Silver and Bronze went to Sofiane Karim FRA and Cesare Barabino ITA, at the same time U16 Champion.
The final report with links to all ranking lists.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   

Laser Standard & Radial - U21-European Championship 2017 - Douarnenez FRA - Final results

 Laser Standard & Radial - U21-European Championship 2017 - Douarnenez FRA - Final results The Laser Standard and Radial U21 European Championship was concluded yesterday with three races.
In the Laser Radial women, Aoife Hopkins IRL won Gold, Aisling Keller IRL Silver and Clementine Thompson GBR Bronze. 17 women from 9 nations participated. In the Lasers Standard, Joel Rodriguez ESP grasped another title ahead of Jonathan Vadnai HUN and Daniel Whiteley GBR. 71 participants from 20 nations.
The final report with link to the ranking lists.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 7 Grau du Roi FRA - Day 16, leader change after windy race

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 7 Grau du Roi FRA - Day 16, leader change after windy race Much wind prevailed yesterday during short races of the TdF Act 7 in Grau du Roi. Last year's winner 'Team Lorima Limonade' with Quentin Delapierre FRA were clearly on the first place and advanced on rank 5 overall. Damien Séguin FRA on his 'Fondation FDJ' finished 2nd and climbed on rank 1 overall. Bernard Stamm SUI on 'Cheminées Poujoulat' followed as 3rd and moved up on the 7th place overall. 'SFS' with Sofian Bouvet FRA as 4th advanced on rank 2 overall. 'Trésors de Tahiti' with Teva Plichart TAH finished Act 7 on rank 26 (!) and dropped from 1st to 4th in the Tour rankings
The ranking lists, the daily news and the videos. Tomorrow Wednesday, the TdF continues with the Coastal Race in Marseille.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (Image © Martina Orsini)

Moth - World Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - first races today with an absolute top fleet

 Moth - World Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - first races today with an absolute top fleet Today, the Moth World Championship will begin on Lake Garda, an absolute top event not only in quantity but also quality. 203 participants from 25 nations are on the entry list, among them the America's Cup winner and 49er 2016 Olympic Champion Peter Burling NZL, the 'Artemis' AC-helmsman, 49er Olympic Champion 2012 and Silver 2016 Nahtan Outteridge AUS, the Laser 2008 Olympic Champion Paul Goodison GBR, the Laser 2012 Olympic ChampionTom Slingsby AUS or the Laser 2016 Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS (2016), to name but a few. Racing will be organised on two separate courses and the fleet split in 4 groups.
The official preview.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (Image © Jean-Pierre de Siebenthal)

Surprise - Les 5 jours du Léman - CV Vidy - Day 2

 Surprise - Les 5 jours du Léman - CV Vidy - Day 2 After the windy start of the Lake Geneva 5 days' race, the wind calmed down yesterday. The latest positions when rounding the Geneva mark of the long-distance race had Jean-Pascal and Francine Chatagny on first 30 minute ahead of Eric Monnin/Loris Von Siebenthal SUI.
The positions, the race tracker and the report on the start day.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   

Various classes - Travemünde Week - Travemünde GER - Day 3, as always with many classes

 Various classes - Travemünde Week - Travemünde GER - Day 3, as always with many classes The 128th edition of the Travemünde Week began on last Saturday, as always with many different classes.
The Youth Classes run their German Championships. On the first interim's rank among the 50 29ers from 7 nations are Mathias Berthet/Alexander Franks NOR. After two races in the 84 teams' 420 fleet, Theresa Steinlein/Lina Plettner GER are on rank 1. The only class with Swiss participants are the Trias keelboats where Ben Uerlichs GER and his team is on top after 7 races.
All ranking lists and the news.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   

TP52 - Super Series 2017, Act 5 - Puerto Portals ESP - Day 1

 TP52 - Super Series 2017, Act 5 - Puerto Portals ESP - Day 1 After winning the Sardinia TP52 Super Series, Niklas Zennström and his crew (Adrian Stead GBR tactics) on 'Rán Racing' are again on top of the leaderboard after the only race completed on the first day of competition at Puerto Portals on Mallorca ESP. After an early postponement while the breeze filled and settled, the first attempt at Race 1 had to be abandoned when the NW’ly breeze was turned over by some opposing, thermal sea breezing pushing in. But after a further delay, the gradient breeze rolled back down off the island hills, building rapidly to give a start in 12-14 kn of NW’ly. 'Alegre' GBR of Andy Soriano (with Andy Horton USA) finished on 2nd, 'Azzurra' ITA of Alberto Roemmers (with Vasco Vascotto ITA) on 3rd. The TP52 Super Series website.
 
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