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Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, July 30, 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016   

Laser Radial - World Championship 2016 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Day 5 - the Swiss

 Laser Radial - World Championship 2016 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Day 5 - the Swiss No racing on Dublin Bay yesterday due to lack of wind. The crucial decisions for the final rankings will follow in today's final races.
Grégoire Peverelli SUI on rank 64 (rank 6 in the Silverfleet) was the best Swiss in the Radial Boys so far. Arthur Baudet SUI is 74th. Lucie Keller SUI is on rank 30 among the 78 participants in the Radial Girls.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Saturday, July 30, 2016   

29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 5, the Swiss

 29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 5, the Swiss The 29er Worlds in Medemblik continued yesterday with three race per fleet.
Tom Crockett/Harry Morton AUS have taken the overall lead with two race wins and are now 16 points ahead of Gwendal Nael/Lilian Mercier FRA. The French are the only ones to challenge the leaders for the title in the last races today, as the 3rd-ranked Crispin Beaumont/Tom Darling GBR are already 47 points back. The best Swiss are now Till Straub/Camillo De Nardis SUI as 17th in the Emerald-Fleet.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Saturday, July 30, 2016   

5o5 - UK National Championship 2016 - Weymouth GBR - Final results, the Swiss

 5o5 - UK National Championship 2016 - Weymouth GBR - Final results, the Swiss Last Wedneday and Thursday, the 5o5 UK National Championship took place on the Olympic waters of Weymouth as a prologue to the World Championship beginning today. Andy Smith/Tim Needham GBR were the winners after 5 races ahead of Mike Holt/Carl Smit USA at equal points. Just one point behind followed Mike Martin/Adam Lowry USA 3. Bart/Grob SUI and Jacot/Jacot SUI are on the good 16th and 18th place in the 99 boats fleet.
The ranking list.
Today, the Championship will begin with two races. The event website.
Saturday, July 30, 2016   

Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 5, the Swiss

 Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 5, the Swiss Ian Lipinski POL with his round-bow Proto arrived on the Acores during the past night winning leg one. His only opponent in the Protos, Alberto Bona ITA, was 170 miles from Horta this morning. The first Series Minis will arrive tomorrow Sunday only. Tanguy Bouroullec FRA defended his lead ahead of Jonas Gerckens BEL 6 miles behind. Valentin Gautier SUI remains on rank 9, Yann Burkhalter SUI follows as 15th.
The race viewer and the daily news.
Saturday, July 30, 2016   

World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Sopot Match Race - Sopot POL - Day 2, the Swiss

 World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Sopot Match Race - Sopot POL - Day 2, the Swiss A thunderstorm during the afternoon delayed the Sopot Match Race Round Robin but all six teams have completed at least 3 matches. Niklas Dackhammer SWE, 4-0, is the clear interim's leader ahead of David Gilmour AUS 3-1. The two Swiss teams of Eric Monnin and Chris Rast had nothing but losses yesterday, but with a 1-2, respectively 1-3 score, they remain in the race for the Semi Final.
The report with results.
Saturday, July 30, 2016   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 9 - Nice FRA - Day 1, Bernard Stamm SUI

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 9 - Nice FRA - Day 1, Bernard Stamm SUI The final Act of the Tour de France 2016 began yesterday in Nizza FRA with the long-distance race. The winner was once more 'Lorina Limonade -Morbihan', the premature overall winner of the Tour. The excitement today will be on the duel for rank 2 between 'Crédit Mutuel - Bretagne' (Nicolas Troussel FRA) one point ahead of 'Grandeur Nature Veranda' (Jean-Christophe Mourniac FRA). Bernard Stamm SUI lost a rank yesterday and will continue today in the Silverfleet with the possibility to regain rank 12 with a victory today.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Saturday, July 30, 2016   

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

 Surprise - Les 5 jours du Léman - CV Vidy - Final results Yesterday on 2 p.m. CET, after 5-days-around-Lake Geneva racing, the Surprise keelboats were stopped on time. Nicolas Kauffmann/Nicolas Anklin, leading the race right from the beginning, finished first after a tight infight with Loris Von Siebenthal/Jerôme Plojoux during the last hours. Jean-Pascal and Francine Chatagny finished 3rd. The leading trio covered 761 miles each during the 120 hours.
The report and the results.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, July 29, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016   

Laser Radial - World Championship 2016 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Day 4 - the Swiss

 Laser Radial - World Championship 2016 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Day 4 - the Swiss The Qualification Series at the Laser Radial Worlds in Ireland ended yesterday for the first time in a fresher breeze. The Swss missed the qualification for the Goldfleet. Grégoire Peverelli SUI is on rank 64 and Arthur Baudet SUI rank 74, both continuing the Championship in the Silverfleet. Jacopo Scornaienghi SUI as 155th and Nicolas Rolaz SUI as 157th are in the Bronzefleet. The Boys' ranking list.
Lucie Keller SUI lost some places in the fresher winds and is noch 31st in the Girls' rankings. All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, July 29, 2016   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 4, the Swiss

 29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 4, the Swiss The Final Series of the 29er Worlds on the Ijsselmeer began yesterday in moderate winds. Gwendal Nael/Lilian Mercier FRA are new on top of the overall rankings 15 points ahead of a chaser trio with Benjamin Jaffrezic/Léo Chauvel FRA, Tom Crockett/ Harry Morton AUS and Crispin Beaumont/Tom Darling GBR tied on rank 2. The best Swiss Tamara Baumann/Sophie Bree SUI sail in the Emarald-Fleet and are 184th.
The results and the daily news.
Friday, July 29, 2016   

Mini 650 - Mini Fastnet 2016 - Douarnenez FRA - Day 5, the Swiss

 Mini 650 - Mini Fastnet 2016 - Douarnenez FRA - Day 5, the Swiss The 22 solo skippers are heading South on a fast reaching leg direction Acores. Ian Lipinski POL clearly leading in the Protos missed the 24-hour-record of the Mini class (303 miles) by 6 miles only. He will reach the port of call Horta tomorrow evening taking the line honours. First in the Series Minis is Tanguy Bouroullec FRA 40 miles ahead of Jonas Gerckens BEL. Valentin Gautier SUI is now 9th with a 100 miles' backlog.
The race viewer and the daily news.
Friday, July 29, 2016   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 8 - Hyères FRA - Day 2, Bernard Stamm SUI

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 8 - Hyères FRA - Day 2, Bernard Stamm SUI Act 8 of the Tour de France in Hyères was concluded yesterday with 5 short races and the Super Final. The intial light wind increased during the day on 14 kn, and once more, the winner at the end of the day was 'Lorina Limonade - Morbihan' with Quentin Delapierre/Mathieu Salomon FRA. With this victory, the youngsters are already the premature overall winners of the Tour 2016. The focus goes now on the fight for rank 2 between 'Crédit Mutuel - Bretagne' with Nicolas Troussel FRA and 2 points behind 'Grandeur Nature Veranda' with Jean-Christophe Mourniac FRA'. Bernard Stamm SUI did not qualify for the Super Final but nevertheless remained on rank 12 overall.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Friday, July 29, 2016   (Image © Jean-Pierre de Siebenthal)

Geneva Foiling School 2016 - the Optimist World Champion Max Wallenberg SUI to test the WASZP foiler - the video

This year again, the Geneva Foiling School offers holiday courses for the young and the young at heart wanting to experience the unique sensation of 'flying boats'. The boats used are the recently launched WASZP, a one-design version of the famous Mach-2. Among the participants in one of the first courses was also the Optimist World Champion Max Wallenberg SUI/SNG, who - with his 45 kg - had lift-offs in very light winds already. Here the Video.
For all sailing enthusiasts in Switzerland and abroad, interested to learn more about the most state-of-the-art kind of sailing, are kindly invited to participate in one of the classes in the coming weeks. More information is available on the Geneva Foiling School-Website or the GFS facebook page.
Friday, July 29, 2016   

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

 Surprise - Les 5 jours du Léman - CV Vidy - Day 5 Yesterday, Jerôme Plojoux/Loris Von Siebenthal replaced Nicolas Hoffmann/Nicolas Anklin, leader during the whole race, for a short moment on top. But during the night on today, Hoffmann/Anklin reclaimed the lead. Both teams are now sailing neck on neck and the outcome of the race concluding this afternoon after five days is fully open.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, July 28, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 3, the Swiss

 29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 3, the Swiss After two days with moderate winds, a breeze exceeding 20 kn breeze filled in yesterday and the four races concluding the Qualification Series caused some changes in the overall rankings. Tom Crockett/Harry Morton AUS defended their lead with 3 race wins and lead now with a 7 points' advantage on Crispin Beaumont/ Tom Darling GBR. New on rank 3 are Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA. Gwendal Nael/Lilian Mercier FRA descended on the 4th place. The four SUI teams will all sail in the Bronzefleet with Kaifun Shen/Thomas Lepère SUI as best on rank 174.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Thursday, July 28, 2016   

Laser Radial - World Championship 2016 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Day 3, the Swiss

 Laser Radial - World Championship 2016 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Day 3, the Swiss The wind on day 3 at the Laser Radial Worlds on the Ijsselmeer was again very variable, however fresher than during the previous days with up to 20 kn. Up to three races were sailed and for the first time, the Youth Boys rankings are now complete.
On top of the largest fleet with 228 participants, the Laser Radial Boys (youth) is Henry Marshall USA, 5 points ahead of Rafael De la Hoz ESP and Euwan Mcmahon IRL tied on the ranks 2 and 3. The former leader Arthur Barrué FRA dropped on the 6th place after a premature start. Grégoire Peverelli SUI finished twice on rank 9 in his group and with the discard in effect, he moved up on rank 19 overall as clear best of the Swiss delegation. Arthur Baudet SUI follows as 74th and second Swiss in the first half of the fleet.
Having won three of the four races, Caroline Rosmo NOR is the clear leader in the Radial Girls. Only Zoe Thomson AUS sails more or less on the same level. Mathilde Lovadino FRA on rank 3 is already 15 points back. Lucie Keller SUI advanced on rank 10 among the 68 participants.
The top-ranked in the Radial Men are closely together with Martin Lowy BRA as first 4 points ahead of Ronan Wallace IRL and Maarten-Bastiaan Smit NED at equal points.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, July 28, 2016   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 8 - Hyères FRA - Day 1, Bernard Stamm SUI

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 8 - Hyères FRA - Day 1, Bernard Stamm SUI Act 8 of the Tour de France in Hyères began yesterday with a coastal race, sailed in good conditions. After good results in the first Acts on the Atlantic, 'Crédit Mutuel - Bretagne' with Nicolas Troussel FRA had a row of disappointing finishes, but yesterday, the Breton team was back with a race win, allowing them to move up on rank 3, only one point behind 'Grandeur Nature Veranda' with Jean-Christophe Mourniac FRA. 'Lorima Limonade - Morbihan' (Delapierre/Salomon FRA) remains the undisputed leader. Bernard Stamm SUI finished 14th and is an overall rank up on 12.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016   

Laser Radial - World Championship 2016 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Day 2, the Swiss

 Laser Radial - World Championship 2016 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Day 2, the Swiss The fickle 5-15 kn winds from the shore persisted also on day 2 of the Laser Radial Worlds in Ireland, and again, only part of the races could be completed.
The Radial Men sailed one race and the new leader is Martin Lowy BRA ahead of the tied Ricardo Luz BRA and Nik Pletikos SLO on rank 2. Only two of the four groups in the huge Laser Radial Youth Boys finished a race. The ranking list is therefore not representative. Arthur Barrué FRA takes the lead for the moment 6 points ahead of Pantelis Kirpoglou GRE as 2nd. But down in the rankings follow the best of the non-sailing groups with Henry Marshall USA superior winner of the two races he sailed so far on rank 29. Nicolas Rolaz SUI has 3 races on his results sheet and is down on 81st overall. Grégoire Peverelli SUI is 82nd with 2 races sailed. The Radial Youth Girls returned ashore with nothing but a few starting attempts. After the only race sailed on the opening day, the leader remains Caroline Rosmo NOR followed by Alexandra Dahlberg FIN and Zoe Thomson AUS. Lucie Keller SUI is 33rd in the 68 boats' fleet.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016   

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 8 - Hyères FRA, Bernard Stamm SUI

Today begins the second-last Act of the Tour-de-France 2016 in Hyères. The overall victory of the outstanding 'Lorima Limonade - Morbihan' (Quenten Delapierre/Mathieu Salomon FRA), leading since Act 1, has been undisputed for quite some time, as the youngsters clearly dominated this year's edition. Bernard Stamm SUI is midfleet on rank 12.
The results and the event website.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016   

Various classes - Travemuende Week - Travemünde GER - Day 4, the Swiss

Very light wind conditions prevailed also on day 4 of the Travemuende Week 2016 due to the hot summer weather, and only late in the afternoon, the Finns, RS200 and RS800 sailed one race each.
The Finns terminated the Week with Uli Breuer GER as first overall having won all races. The Trias and Dyas sailed also the last heats yesterday with Mathias Strang GER and his team as overall winner in the three-person-keelboat ahead of Ricardo Fattorini SUI, and Schmohl/Ostertag GER on top of the two-person-keelboat. Brandt/Bärlocher SUI finished 6th.
All ranking lists and the news.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016   

Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 3, the Swiss

The leading group passed Cape Finisterre at the Northwest point of Spain yesterday afternoon. Leading in the Series Minis yesterday evening was Tanguy Bouroulec FRA 3 miles ahead of Ambrogio Beccaria ITA. Valentin Gautier SUI advanced on rank 8 with a 20 miles deficit on the first. As to expect no change in the Protos Minis where Ian Lipinski POL is a class of his own.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 1, the Swiss

 29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 1, the Swiss The fleet, split in six groups, sailed three races on the opening day of the 29er World Championship on the Ijsselmeer NED. Lars Postma/Quinten Bramervaer NED and Rok Verderber/Klemen Semelbauer SLO are on top at equal points. Tom Crockett/Harry Morton AUS, Gwendal Nael/Liliane Mercier FRA and Ingmar Vieregge/Henrik Vieregge GER follow on the 3rd place with the same number of points. The best of the four Swiss teams, Kaifun Shen/ Thomas Lepère SUI, are 142nd among the 228 teams. The results and the event website.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016   

 The Laser Radial World Championship began yesterday in Ireland with separate fleets for Men, Women and Youth.
The first leader in the men's fleet is Maarten-Bastiaan Smit NED one point ahead of Jack Marshall USA. Jointly leading in the huge 227 boats youth fleet are Juan Videla ARG and Raffael De La Hoz ESP, 2 points ahead of Arthur Barrué FRA. The best Swiss Nicolas Rolaz SUI is on the 42nd plce. Only one women's group completed a race and therefore, no overall rankings are available for the moment. Caroline Rosma NOR won the only race of her group ahead of Alexandra Dahlber FIN. Lucie Keller SUI was on rank 33.
All results and the event website.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016   

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 7 - Marseille FRA - Final results, Bernard Stamm SUI

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 7 - Marseille FRA - Final results, Bernard Stamm SUI Act 7 of the Tour in Marseille ended yesterday with four short races and the Super Final, and for once, a new winner showed up: 'FenêtréeACardinal' of Erwan Le Roux FRA. But nevertheless, the superior overall leader 'Lorima Limonade - Morbihan' extended her lead with a 6th place even more. Bernard Stamm SUI started the day perfectly with the ranks 2 and 4, but a premature start destroyed the qualification for the Super Final. However, Stamm remains 13th overall.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016   

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

 Surprise - Les 5 jours du Léman - CV Vidy - Day 2 The 28 two-person teams needed roughly 24 hours for the first rounding of Lake Geneva and the clearly leading Nicolas Kauffmann/Nicolas Anklin are about to finish the second round this morning. A group lead by Arnaud Machado/Patrick Girod neck and neck with Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Francine Chatagny is chasing the leader. The race tracker and the report.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, July 25, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016   

Various classes - Travemuende Week - Travemuende GER - Day 2, the Swiss

 Various classes - Travemuende Week - Travemuende GER - Day 2, the Swiss On Saturday, the Travemuende Week began, this year at the same time the German Laser Youth Championship. Seven one-design classes and the big-boats were in action up to now.
In the Lasers 4.7, Julian Hoffmann GER and Julia Büssmann GER share the lead at equal points. 68 participants from Germany and Hongkong are on the entry list. Hannah Andersohn GER is the clear leader in the Lasers Radial 15 points ahead of Benno Marstaller GBR, last year's winner. Switzerland is represented in the Dyas with Peter Brandt/Regula Bärlocher (rank 5) and in the Trias with Fattorini/Fattorini/Ulrich SUI (rank 2).
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Monday, July 25, 2016   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 7 - Marseille FRA - Day 1, Bernard Stamm SUI

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 7 - Marseille FRA - Day 1, Bernard Stamm SUI The Marseille coastal race yesterday was shortened because of the very light wind. The winner was once more 'Lorima Limonade - Morbihan' (Delapierre/Salomon FRA) with a 17 minutes' advantage on 'Grandeur Nature Veranda' with Jean-Christophe Mourniac FRA moving up on rank 2 overall. Bernard Stamm SUI had to content himself with rank 17, but remained on the 13th place overall. The event website today contains an interview with the Swiss. The results and the daily news.
Monday, July 25, 2016   

Esse 750 - International Regatta - SC St.Moritz

 Esse 750 - International Regatta - SC St.Moritz Rainy weather prevailed on Lake St. Moritz over the past weekend, where the second edition of the International Esse 750 Regatta took place. Only on Sunday sailing was possible for the 8 teams from Switzerland, Denmark and the USA completing 4 races. Stefan Schuchter/Mark Huber SCStä were the winners ahead of Urs Oldani/Ralph Windholz/Tom Bättig YCZ. The results (PDF).
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, July 24, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016   (Image © Gerolamo Acquarone)

420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Final results - Rank 5 for Zeltner/Seger SUI

 420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Final results - Rank 5 for Zeltner/Seger SUI The 420 World Championship in San Remo ITA was concluded yesterday with 2 or 3 races sailed again in a fresh 20 kn breeze. Nick Zeltner/Till Seger SUI remained 5th in the U-17 rankings (68 teams/18 nations), the Swiss highlight of the event. Maxime Bachelin/Arno De Planta SUI finished on rank 28 in the Men's rankings, Morgan Lauber/Léo Tétaz SUI were 69th among the 108 teams. Aurelia Fischer/Illona Hersperger SUI stayed on rank 62 among the 84 Women's teams.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Sunday, July 24, 2016   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 6 - Gruissan FRA - Day 2, Bernard Stamm SUI

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 6 - Gruissan FRA - Day 2, Bernard Stamm SUI The stormy Tramontana with up to 35 kn impeded the short-races in Gruissan yesterday. The 26 teams dislocated to Marseille, where Act 7 will begin today with the Coastal Race. The news. 'Lorima Limonade - Morbihan' (Quentin Delapierre/Mathieu Salomon FRA) is the undisputed leader. Bernard Stamm SUI follows on rank 13. The ranking list.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, July 23, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016   (Image © Gerolamo Acquarone)

420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 5 -the Swiss

 420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 5 -the Swiss On day 5 of the 420 Worlds, a fresh breeze filled in at San Remo ITA for the first time, and the Swiss felt quite at ease with these conditions. Maxime Bachelin/Arno de Planta moved up 8 ranks after the three races of the day and are now 23rd. One race up also for Nick Zeltner/Till Seger SUI in the U17-rankings on the excellent 5th place. Inspite of three races on the program today, the 39 points' backlog on rank 3 will most probably be too much to reach the podium. Aurelia Fischer/Ilona Hersperger SUI are now 66th in the Girls' fleet.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Saturday, July 23, 2016   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 6 - Gruissan FRA - Day 1, Bernard Stamm SUI

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 6 - Gruissan FRA - Day 1, Bernard Stamm SUI The Tour-de-France resumed yesterday with the long-distance race of Act 6 in Gruissan FRA. The light and variable winds have shaken up the fleet during the whole race, but at the end of the day, the leader was as mostly in this Tour 'Lorima Limonade - Morbihan' with Quentin Delapierre and Mathieu Salomon FRA. With a 48 points' lead in the overall rankings, they will not give away the final Tour victory. Bernard Stamm SUI finished 7th upholding his ambitions for a top-10 result.
The results and the daily news.
Saturday, July 23, 2016   

Yngling - World Championship 2016 - Wolfgangsee AUT - Final Day - the Swiss

 Yngling - World Championship 2016 - Wolfgangsee AUT - Final Day - the Swiss The Yngling European Championship ended yesterday on Lake Wolfgang with two races sailed in perfect thermal breeze conditions. It was the day of the local team Rudolf Mayr/Anna Boustani/Philippe Boustani AUT who replaced the previous leader Gert Roukema NED and his team on top of the classifications in the last race. The Bronze Medal went to the junior team of Kai Moorman NED. Damian Stritmatter SUI and Thomas Beck SUI advanced on ranks 11 and 12.
The results and the final rankings.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, July 22, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016   (Image © Gerolamo Acquarone)

420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 4 - the Swiss

 420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 4 - the Swiss The 420 Worlds Final Series began yesterday in a 10 kn breeze. Nick Zeltner/Till Seger SUI continued the U17 youth championship with an excellent 4th race rank in the only heat of the day, moving up on rank 6 overall. Their backlog on the podium is 23 points with two days to go. A big jump ahead made Maxime Bachelin/Arno De Planta SUI in the Open fleet moving up 14 ranks on position 31. Morgan Lauber/Léo Tetaz SUI are 77th among the 110 participants in the Silverfleet. The girls however had a black day. The best ranked Aurelia Fischer/Ilona Hersperger SUI dropped on the 59th place after a premature start. Solène Mariani/Maude Schmid SUI abandoned the race and are now 66th.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Friday, July 22, 2016   

Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Final results - Gold for Germany and Italy, ranks of the Swiss

 Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Final results - Gold for Germany and Italy, ranks of the Swiss The Optimist European Championship 2016 was concluded yesterday with two races per fleet.
Gaia Bergonzini ITA climbed on rank 1 of the Girls' Goldfleet on the last day, as Melina Pappa GRE had two medium races only and descended on rank 3. Girl of the day was Antonia Schultheis MLT, winning both heats and grasping the Silver Medal. Anja Von Allmen SUI advanced on rank 10 overall. With a 5th race rank, Marie Van der Klink SUI progressed as well finishing 32nd. Rosine Baudet SUI also sailing in the Goldfleet concluded the Championship as 46th.
A leader change occurred also in the Boys' Goldfleet. Winning the last race, Mewes Wieduwild GER grasped the title on the last moment. As his sister in the Girls, Richard Schultheis MLT was the best of the day and won Silver. Bronze went to Paolo Peracca ITA, who lost the title with two medium ranks in the last heats. Alexander Hubmann SUI, the only Swiss in the Goldfleet, could not improve his position and finished 54th. Jonas Domeisen SUI however, sailing in the Silverfleet, climbed on rank 5 (= 67th overall), Maxim Dneprov SUI and Luca Schäfer SUI followed on the ranks 12 and 13, i.e. also in the first half of the 184 participants.
The event facebook page with all ranking lists and the interviews with the Champions.
Friday, July 22, 2016   

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 5 - Roses ESP - Day 12, Bernard Stamm SUI

After the long-distance race of Wednesday, the short races were on the program in Roses ESP. Six qualifiers and the Super Final were sailed and with 'Trésor de Tahiti' of Pierre Pennec FRA, a new Act winner showed up. But the leader 'Lorima Limonade - Morbihan' extended the overall Tour lead with a 3rd final rank in Roses. Bernard Stamm SUI and his team started well with the ranks 5 and 6, but after a collision, they were forced to skip two races and finished only 18th. Nevertheless, they moved up one rank on 13 in the Tour rankings.
The results and the report.
Today, the long-distance race of Gruissan FRA, venue of the 6th Act of the Tour, is on the program.
Friday, July 22, 2016   

Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Day 4, the Swiss

The Dragon Europeans in St-Petersburg RUS continued yesterday with two races sailed again in a fresh breeze. The rankings before the last races today are very close as the leading Anatoly Loginov RUS and his team is only one point ahead of Markus Wieser GER sailing under the UAE flag, and also Stephan Link GER (with Frank Butzmann GER) is close with 3 points behind the leader. Markus Brennecke GER (with Jochen Schümann GER) dropped on rank 4 with a 12 points' backlog. Hugo Stenbeck SUI defended the 8th place.
The results and the event facebook page with the video of the day.
Friday, July 22, 2016   

F16-Catamaran - World Championship 2016 - Knokke BEL - Final results, the Swiss

The F16-catamaran Worlds in Belgium ended yesterday, but the World Champions - the young local team Henri Demesmaeker/Alec Bagué BEL - had their title prematurely before the last heats already, having won 8 of the 12 races. Silver and Bronze went to Le Chapelier/Le Bouedec FRA and Flament/Dorange FRA. Guillaume Rol/Alexis Mégevand SUI finished on the good 9th place among the 38 teams.
The results and the event facebook page with the videos.
Friday, July 22, 2016   

Yngling - World Championship 2016 - Wolfgangsee AUT - Day 4, the Swiss

The situation at the Yngling Worlds on Lake Wolfgang AUT is very open before the last races today. Gert Roukema NED and Rudolf Mayr AUT lead at equal points with Kai Doorman NED following as 3rd with a 5 points backlog. The Swiss defended their ranks with Damian Stritmatter SUI as 15th and Thomas Beck SUI as 17th.
The results and the video of the day.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, July 21, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016   (Image © Gerolamo Acquarone)

420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 3, the Swiss

 420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 3, the Swiss The Qualification Series for the Gold- and Silverfleet were concluded yesterday again in light winds (6 to 8 kn).
The Girls completed 3 races with Francesca Russo/Alice Linussi ITA as new leaders 2 points ahead of Maria Caba/Pilar Caba ESP. Julia Szmit/Hanna Dzik POL dropped on rank 3. The three Swiss teams will continue the Championship in the Silverfleet with Aurelia Fischer/Illona Hersperger SUI as best on rank 53.
A duo is clearly leading in the Open rankings with Tim Vincent/Victor Mas FRA one point ahead of Theo Carayon/Erwan Lucas FRA. The 3rd-ranked Diogo Costa/Pedro Costa POR are already 10 points behind. Maxime Bachelin/Arno de Planta SUI are qualified for the Goldfleet as 47th.
On top of the U17-classification are Telis Athanasopoulos/Dimitrios Tassios GRE, but Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA are only one point behind. Nick Zeltner/Till Seger SUI lost some places and are now on the 9th position.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of day 2.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   

Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Day 5, the Swiss

 Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Day 5, the Swiss Challenging conditions prevailed during the first Final Series races with a fresh 20-24 kn breeze and big up to 3 meter waves.
New on top of the Goldfleet Boys is now Paolo Peracca ITA. Mewes Wieduwild GER follows 4 points behind on rank 2. Already 14 points back and new on rank 3 is Bruce Jordan USA. Alexander Hubmann SUI, the only Swiss in the Goldfleet, advanced on the 46th place. Simeo Vollmer SUI remained 6th (>= 68th overall) in the Silverfleet.
The Girls sailed two races per fleet. Milena Pappa GRE defended her lead in the Goldfleet 4 points ahead of Gaia Bergonzini ITA on rank 2. Anja Von Allmen SUI folloed on the 15th position. Rosine Baudet SUI and Marie Van der Klink SUI advanced on the ranks 37 and 38.
The event facebook page with all ranking lists.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   (Image © Elena Razina)

Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Day 3, the Swiss

 Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Day 3, the Swiss The Dragon Europeans in St-Petersburg RUS continued yesterday with two races sailed in an fresh breeze around 20 kn. Anatoly Loginov RUS is now the sole leader 5 points ahead of Markus Wieser GER. Markus Brennecke GER remained 3rd. Hugo Stenbeck SUI descended on the 9th place.
The results and the event website.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   (Image © Jasper Van Staveren)

F16-Catamaran - World Championship 2016 - Knokke BEL - Day 3, the Swiss

 F16-Catamaran - World Championship 2016 - Knokke BEL - Day 3, the Swiss After the unplanned lay day on the windless Tuesday, racing resumed intensively with five races sailed in a perfect breeze. The Belgian youth team Henri Demesmaeker/Alec Bagué BEL went on dominating the fleet and extended their lead on 15 points ahead of Emmanuel Le Chapelier/Eric Le Bouedec FRA. Guillaume Rol/Alexis Megevand SUI dropped on rank 12. Andreas Lutz/Beat Käser SUI follow on rank 14.
The ranking list and the event website.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   

Yngling - World Championship 2016 - Wolfgangsee AUT - Day 3, the Swiss

 Yngling - World Championship 2016 - Wolfgangsee AUT - Day 3, the Swiss The Yngling Worlds on Lake Wolfgang continued yesterday with two races sailed in a light and unconstant thermal breeze on another hot-summer day. Gert Roukema NED and his team defended rank 1, but the local Rudolf Mayr AUT joined the Dutchman on top pointwise. Kai Moorman NED is new on rank 3. The Swiss teams lost some places and the best Damian Stritmatter SUI is now on the 15th position. Thomas Beck SUI follows as 17th.
The news with results.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016   

Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Day 3, the Swiss

 Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Day 3, the Swiss The Qualification Series at the Optimist Europeans in Southern Italy ended yesterday with one Girls' and two Boys' fleet races sailed in a fresh breeze. From now on, the competition will continue in Gold-, Silver- and Bronzefleets.
The new leader in the Girls is Melina Pappa GRE ahead of Gaia Bergonzini ITA 2nd and Gaia Falco ITA and Alice Moss SWE on the 3rd place at equal points. Anja von Allmen SUI is excellent 9th and hereswith easily qualified for the Goldfleet as are Rosine Baudet SUI (rank 38) and Marie Van der Klink SUI (rank 41).
Richard Schultheis MLT as reclaimed the first position in the Boys with a race win. The day's best (1/3) was Mewes Wleduwild GER who advanced on rank 2. Odysseos Spanakis GRE and Paolo Peracca ITA follow at equal points on rank 3. The only Swiss qualified for the Goldfleet is Alexander Hubmann SUI on rank 55. All other Swiss continue the regatta in the Silverfleet.
The event facebook page and the facebook page of the Swiss Team.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016   

420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 2, the Swiss

 420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 2, the Swiss The first races at the 420 Worlds were sailed yesterday afternoon in a light 6 to 8 kn breeze after a start postponement. All three fleets completed 3 races each.
With two race wins in their group, Julia Szmit/Hanna Dzik POL took the overall lead in the Women ahead of Sofia Giondi/Giulia Gatta ITA and Francesca Lusso/Alice Linussi ITA on the ranks 2 and 3. The Swiss however were not at their best with Aurelia Fischer/Illona Hersperger SUI on rank 61 and Solène Mariani/Maude Schmid SUI as 64th.
Leaders in the Men are Theo Carayon/Erwan Lucas FRA ahead of Riccardo Sepe/Filippo Iacchia ITA and Fausto Cruz/Martin Arroyo ARG. The best Swiss on rank 41 are Maxime Bachelin/Arno de Planta SUI. In the U17-classifications, Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA are on top followed by Telis Athanasopoulos/Dimitris Tassios GRE and Enzo Balanger/Gaultier Tallieu FRA at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. With a solid top-10 performance, Nick Zeltner/Till Seger SUI are closely behind on rank 4.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016   

Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Day 2, the Swiss

The Dragon European Championship in St-Petersburg RUS contined yesterday with two races sailed in a light wind. Anatoly Loginov RUS and his team climbed on rank 1 thanks to a race win. Markus Wieser UAE follows on rank 2 with the same number of points. The day's best - ranks 2 and 3 - Markus Brennecke GER (with Jochen Schümann GER) advanced on rank 3 overall. On the good 5th position follows Hugo Stenbeck SUI and his team.
The results, the daily news and the videos.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   

Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Day 2, the Swiss

 Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Day 2,  the Swiss The program of the Optimist European Championship in Southern Italy was delayed yesterday because of stormy winds of up to 30 kn, and only late in the afternoon, the velocity was below 20 kn. After 16h, both fleets sailed at least one race.
Vasileios Livas GRE moved on top of the Boys jointly with Richard Schultheis MLT. Thanks to a race win in his group, Jordan Bruce USA advanced on the 3rd place, but Mewes Wleduwild GER is only one point behind. The Swiss lost some places and the best Maxim Dneprov SUI is now 48th, still on a Goldfleet rank (top 62). The best Swiss of the day was Jonas Domeisen SUI with a 13th rank, advancing on the 57th position overall. Provided he has some good finishes in the two last qualification heats today, Simeon Vollmer SUI as 67th might also join the Goldfleet.
Alice Moss SWE defended her lead in the Girls 2 points ahead of Gaia Bergonzini ITA. New on rank 3 is Anna Pagnini ITA. Anja Von Allmen SUI finished 2nd and advanced on rank 11 overall. Marie Van der Klink SUI - yesterday 8th - on rank 34 is also opting for a Goldfleet place. Rosine Baudet SUI, on rank 52 among the 105 participants, is also in the first half of the fleet.
The event facebook page with ranking lists[URL].
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   (Image © Gerolamo Acquarone)

420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 1, the Swiss

 420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 1, the Swiss Yesterday, the 420 World Championship should have started in San Remo ITA, but the wind was missing. The record 262 teams in total on the entry list are split in three categories: Open (men and mixed), women and U17. Three races are on the program today, but the wind forecast does not look very favorably during the whole week. Switzerland is represented in all three fleets with 5 boats in total.
The report.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   

Olympic Games - Rio de Janeiro BRA - our special pages, with Swiss emphasis

 Olympic Games - Rio de Janeiro BRA - our special pages, with Swiss emphasis The start to the first races of the Rio 2016 Olympics will be given in 17 days from now. The two Laser fleets and the Windsurfers with Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI will be the first events on the program. As 4 and 8 years ago, sailing-news will inform extensively and continuously on the regattas in text and if avaiable real-time livestream.
Thanks to the good results of the Swiss in the test-type events of the last months, the interest of Swiss sailing enthusiasts will be high, and the number of visitors of our pages will more as double during the Games.
This is the ideal moment to advertise on our pages. Different formats can be booked. Banners are available for weekly postings as well.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   (Image © Elena Razina)

Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Day 1, the Swiss

 Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Day 1, the Swiss Contrary to the weather forecast announcing little to no wind, the opening day of the Dragon European Championship was blessed with perfect wind conditions around 12-18 kn. Winners of the day were Markus Wieser GER/Sergey Pugachev RUS/Diego Negri ITA. Jens Christensen DEN and Anatoly Loginov RUS with their teams followed on the ranks 2 and 3. Hugo Stenbeck SWE sailing under Swiss flag, is on the good 6th position. The results and the news.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   

F16-Catamaran - World Championship 2016 - Knokke BEL - Day 1, the Swiss

 F16-Catamaran - World Championship 2016 - Knokke BEL - Day 1, the Swiss The F-16 catamaran World Championship began yesterday with finally three races completed after a start postponement due to too light winds. Finishing 2/3/1, Henri Demesmaeker/Alec Bagué BEL have taken the interim's lead one point ahead of Le Chapelier/Bouedec FRA. Good/Wirtz BEL are on rank 3. Guillaume Rol/Alexis Mégévand SUI were among the race winners and they occupy rank 4 for the moment. With Andreas Lutz/Beat Käser SUI on rank 8, another SUI team is well positioned in the top-10. 45 teams from 8 nations participate, including Australians.
The results and the event website.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   

Grand Surprise - Critérium Grand Surprise - CN Nernier Yvoire

 Grand Surprise - Critérium Grand Surprise - CN Nernier Yvoire Perfect sailing conditions prevailed on Lake Geneva during the Grand Surprise Criterium over the past weekend with sun and a well-establised northeasterly breeze with initial 18 kn decreased during the day on 8 kn. The 8 teams completed 5 races with the local favorite ‘Tixway’ with Philippe Raphoz FRA as winner ahead of ‘Little Nemo 2’ with Bernard Borter SUI and ‘Mea Huna’ with Christian Haegi SUI. The event website.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   

Yngling - World Championship 2016 - Wolfgangsee AUT - Day 1, the Swiss

 Yngling - World Championship 2016 - Wolfgangsee AUT - Day 1, the Swiss The opening races at the Yngling World Championship on Lake Wolfgang had to be postponed on today due to lack of wind. 59 teams from 8 nations and 3 continents, including the USA and Australia are on the entry list. Switzerland is well represented with 8 teams.
The event website.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Summary after the Atlantic races, Bernard Stamm SUI

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Summary after the Atlantic races, Bernard Stamm SUI Yesterday, the 24 Tour de France teams dislocated by road transport from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. Tomorrow, Act 5 will begin in Roses ESP with a 46 miles' coastal race. The first half of the competition has been dominated by 'Lorima Limonade - Morbihan' with Quentin Delapierre/Matthieu Salomon FRA. Only 'Crédit Mutuel - Bretagne' with Nicolas Troussel FRA and the matchracers Mathieu Richard FRA and Damien Iehl FRA with a 26 points' backlog sailed more or less on the level of the leaders.
The classification and the official event summary.
Bernard Stamm SUI and his team have been making progress during the Tour and are now mid-fleet on rank 14.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   (Image © Gilles Favez)

6mJI - European Championship 2016 - Brunnen SUI - Day 3

 6mJI - European Championship 2016 - Brunnen SUI - Day 3 The hot summer weather produced top thermal wind conditions on Lake Uri with steady 15 kn. Jean-Marc Monnard SUI dominated the Moderns fleet again and leads now overall after 6 races with a 10 point's advantage on Russ Silvestri USA. A leader change occurred in the Classics with Poul Hoj-Jensen GBR replacing Eric Jespersen CAN by a small margin. The Championship will end by this evening.
The results and the daily news.
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