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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.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, July 18, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016   (Image © Alessandro Loria)

Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Day 1, the Swiss

 Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Day 1, the Swiss The Optimist European Championship began yesterday in Southern Italy with summery temperatures and a fresh seabreeze. Three races were sailed in both gender fleets.
Alice Moss SWE has taken the interim's lead in the Girls 2 points ahead of Gaia Bergonzini ITA. Gaia Falco ITA is on the 3rd place. Anja Von Allmen SUI had a good first day and is on rank 15. Rosine Baudet SUI as 59th has still the chance to qualify for the Goldfleet, i.e. the best 53 in the 105 participants' fleet.
Richard Schultheis MLT leads in the Boys' fleet one point ahead of Vasileios Livas GRE. Mic Mohr GER folgt auf Rang 3. The 181 participants sail in three fleets. The best of the Swiss Team is Maxim Dneprov SUI on the 40th place. Chances to qualify for the Goldfleet (top 61) have also Alexander Hubmann SUI and Simeo Vollmer SUI on the ranks 64 and 65, as well as Jonas Domeisen SUI as 71st.
The event website with the links to the ranking lists and photos, as well as the weblog of the Swiss Team.
Monday, July 18, 2016   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - North American Championship 2016 - Antigua ANT - Final results, the Swiss

 Optimist - North American Championship 2016 - Antigua ANT - Final results, the Swiss The Optimist North-American Championship in Antigua was concluded yesterday with three Final Races in the Gold-, Silver- and Bronzefleets. Hernan Umpierre URU verteidigte defended his lead winning with a 4 points' advantage on Stephan Baker USA. Benjamin Fuenzalida CHI moved up on rank 3 on the last day. The best girl Mia Nicolosi ISV finished 4th. Natascha Rast SUI, the only only Swiss in the Goldfleet, terminated the Championship on rank 41, as 11th-best girl. Sailing in the Silverfleet, Dimitri Niederhäuser SUI was on rank 13 (= 61st overall), Philippe Roth SUI followed as 29th (= 77th overall).
The ranking lists and the event facebook page with photos.
Monday, July 18, 2016   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 4 - Baden FRA - Final results, Bernard Stamm SUI

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 4 - Baden FRA - Final results, Bernard Stamm SUI Yesterday, concluding the Atlantic part of the Tour de France, three short races with the Super Final were on the program in Baden at the Morbihan Gulf. Light winds and a strong tide current made racing difficult.
Nevertheless, 'Lorima Limonade - Morbihan' with Quentin Delapierre/Marc Salomon FRA added another victory, extending the overall lead on 26 points, as the immediate challengers 'Crédit Mutuel - Bretagne' with Nicolas Troussel FRA missed the qualification for the Super Finale. Bernard Stamm SUI and his team did not qualify for the Final either, but as 15th, they remained on rank 14 overall.
The results and the daily news.
Monday, July 18, 2016   

Finn, Fireball, Musto-Skiff - Segel-Woche - Thunersee YC

 Finn, Fireball, Musto-Skiff - Segel-Woche - Thunersee YC After the three good thermal breeze races on Lake Thoune last Saturday, a light wind in the opposite direction allowed to complete two more heats yesterday.
In the Finns, the winner was Andreas Friedrich TYC ahead of the tied Franz Bürgi TYC and Ruedi Baumann TYC. Nicolas Duchoud SCOW finished first in the Musto-Skiffs ahead of Roger Oswald SCE at equal points. Claude Mermod/Ruedi Moser RCO continued their winning streak in the Fireballs ahead of Härdi/Landerer DSSC and Liechti/Ernst SCH.
All ranking lists and the report of the Finn Class.
Monday, July 18, 2016   

Star - European Championship 2016 - Warnemünde GER - Final results, the Swiss

 Star - European Championship 2016 - Warnemünde GER - Final results, the Swiss The Starboat European Championship in Warnemünde ended yesterday with a last race. The outstanding leaders Eivind Melleby NOR/Frithjof Kleen GER were the premature champions already before the last heat and refrained from starting. Augie Diaz USA/Bruno Prada BRA defended the 2nd place by one point on Hubert Merkelbach/Markus Koy GER, winners of the last race. Thanks to an excellent 3rd race rank, Urs Hunkeler/Enrico De Maria SUI remained on rank 9. Seger/Oess SUI finished the Europeans on rank 26, Ryffel/Gouda SUI on rank 28 and Wittich/Trachsel SUI on rank 32.
The final rankings.
Monday, July 18, 2016   (Image © Will Scheidegger)

6mJI - European Championship 2016 - Brunnen SUI - Day 1

 6mJI - European Championship 2016 - Brunnen SUI - Day 1 A moderate thermal breeze prevailed yesterday on Lake Uri at the 6 mIJ European Championship. Clear leader in the Modernes is Jean-Marc Monnard CVVT, ranks 1/1/2. Russ Silvestri USA on the 2nd place is already 13 points behind. In the Classics (built 1965 or earlier), the Olympic Silver Medalist 1992, Eric Jespersen USA, and Poul Hoj-Jensen GBR share the lead.
The ranking lists and the daily news.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, July 17, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016   (Image © Loris Lagreca)

Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Start today, the Swiss

 Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Start today, the Swiss The Optimist European Championship will begin today at the most southern point of Italy, contrary to the Worlds split in Girls' and Boys' fleets. Photos of yesterday's Opening Ceremony have been posted on the event facebook page. Unfortunately, no entry list is available for the moment. The Swiss Team consists of Simeo Vollmer CVVT, Maxim Dneprov SCC, Jonas Domeisen SCStä, Alexander Hubmann SCM Luca Schäfer YCA, Anja von Allmen RCO, Marie van der Klink CNM and Rosine Baudet CNM. The Weblog of the Swiss Team.
Sunday, July 17, 2016   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - North American Championship 2016 - Antigua ANT - Day 5, the Swiss

 Optimist - North American Championship 2016 - Antigua ANT - Day 5, the Swiss After the teamracing day, the Optimist Individual North American Championship continued yesterday with two races, and Hernan Umpierre URU won again both in his Group, extending his lead on Mia Nicolussi ISV to 4 points. Stephen Baker USA defended his 3rd place. Natascha Rast SUI, qualified for the Goldfleet as 39th, remains the best Swiss. As from today, Dimitri Niederhäuser SUI and Philippe Roth SUI on the ranks 67 and 68 continue the Championship in the Silverfleet.
The results and the event facebook page.
Sunday, July 17, 2016   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 4 - Baden FRA - Day 1, Bernard Stamm SUI

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 4 - Baden FRA - Day 1, Bernard Stamm SUI Act 4 of the Tour-de-France began yesterday in the Breton Baden at the Morbihan Gulf with the coastal race started in a very light wind prompting the Race Director to shorten it on 9 miles only. Coming strongly from behind, 'Lorima Limonade - Morbihan' (Quentin Delapierre/Hervé Salomon FRA) succeeded to pass the leading 'Grandeur Nature Veranda' (Jean-Christophe Mourniac FRA) on the last 300 meters, extending their overall lead. For once, Bernard Stamm SUI sailed during the whole race in the leading group and finished on rank 5, his best result so far. He is now up on 14th overall.The results and the daily news.
Sunday, July 17, 2016   

Star - European Championship 2016 - Warnemünde GER - Day 3, the Swiss

 Star - European Championship 2016 - Warnemünde GER - Day 3, the Swiss A passing storm front inhibited sailing last Friday, but yesterday, 3 heats could be completed in a 14-16 kn breeze. Eivind Melleby NOR/Frithjof Kleen GER extended their overall lead with two race wins on 16 points, and the title will no doubt be theirs after the last races today. Augie Diaz USA/Bruno Prada BRA defended their 2nd place, but Hubert Merkelbach/Markus Koy GER reduced the backlog on 2 points. Urs Hunkeler/Enrico De Maria SUI advanced on rank 9, Seger/Oess SUI and Ryffel/Gouda SUI follow on the positions 26 and 27.
The report with results.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, July 16, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016   

Optimist - North American Championship 2016 - Antigua ANT - Day 4, the Swiss

 Optimist - North American Championship 2016 - Antigua ANT - Day 4, the Swiss Yesterday, after two days with fleet- and a day with teamracing, there was the lay day on Antigua. Today, racing will resume with the crucial heats of the individual championship. Hernan Umpierre URU is the interim's leader 2 points ahead of Mia Nicolosi ISV. On rank 3 follows Stephen Baker USA. Natascha Rast SUI, best of the Swiss Team, is on rank 35 among the 144 participants.
The results and the event facebook page.
Saturday, July 16, 2016   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 3 - Roscoff FRA - Day 2

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 3 - Roscoff FRA - Day 2 After winning the Coastal Race, 'Crédit Mutuel Bretagne' with Nicolas Troussel FRA and Mathieu Richard FRA as tactician decided also the Super Final yesterday in their favour, reducing the backlog on the leaders 'Lorima Limonade - Morbihan' by another point. Bernard Stamm SUI with his 'Cheminées Poujoulat' finished 15th and descended on rank 15 overall as well.
The results and the news.
Today, the Tour will go with Act 4 on in Bade at the Morbihan Gulf, the last event on the Atlantic before the fleet will dislocate to the Mediterranean.
Saturday, July 16, 2016   

Star - European Championship 2016 - Warnemünde GER - Day 2, the Swiss

There was apparently no racing off Warnemünde GER yesterday, as the event website does not contain any updated information. Leaders after the three races of day one are Melleby NOR/Kleen GER ahead of Diaz USA/Prada BRA and Merkelbach/Koy GER. Hunkeler/De Maria SUI, best among 4 Swiss teams, are on rank 12 of the 39 teams participating.
The results.
Saturday, July 16, 2016   (Image © Mauro Melandri)

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series - Riva ITA - Day 1, the Swiss

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series - Riva ITA - Day 1, the Swiss Unusual conditions prevailed on the first day of Act 4 of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series on Lake Garda. Despite of the sun, the 'Vento', tha Northwind persisted during the whole day, allowing to complete three races. Andrea Rachelli ITA and his team took the overall lead with the day ranks 4/2/1 clearly ahead of Gianluca Perego ITA and Kalman Rosznyay HUN. Chris Rast SUI, day ranks 2/15/4, is only 3 points behind rank 2. 36 teams from 10 nations participate.
The results and the daily news.
Saturday, July 16, 2016   

Tempest - World Championship 2016 - Cowes GBR - Final results, the Swiss

Only one race was sailed on the final day of the Tempest World Championship in Cowes GBR without changing the sequence on the podium. The Gold Medal went to Frank Weigelt/ ? GER ahead of Christian Spranger/ ? GER with Silver as well as Cornelia and Ruedi Christen SUI with Bronze. With Rolf Hunkeler/ ? SUI on rank 9, another Swiss team is in the top-10.
The final ranking list.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, July 15, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016   (Image © Pedro Martinez)

49er - South American Championship 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Final results, the Swiss

 49er - South American Championship 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Final results, the Swiss The South-American Championship in Rio - the final test before the Olympic Regatta - ended yesterday with three races, ... and the winners were for the first time in four years not the unbeatable Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL, but with a furious final (ranks 1/2/2) the 2012 Olympic Champions Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen AUS, followed by the tied Lukasz Przybytek/Pawel Kolodzinski POKL. The favorites from NZL remained 3rd. Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI finished the regatta on the 17th place.
The results.
Friday, July 15, 2016   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - North American Championship 2016 - Antigua ANT - Day 3, the Swiss

 Optimist - North American Championship 2016 - Antigua ANT - Day 3, the Swiss Yesterday, teamracing was on the program of the Optimist North-American Championship, with USA 1 as winner defeating USA 2 in the Final. MEX 1 earned Bronze. Here the results. All other teams sailed the Nations Cup with Chile winning against Australia in the Final. Peru is on rank 3. The Swiss Team was eliminted by Australia in the Quarter Final. Here the Nation Cup results.
Today is lay day, and on Saturday and Sunday, the crucial races of the individual championship will be on the program. Leader after 5 races is Hernan Umpierre URU ahead of Mia Nicolosi ISV. Natascha Rast SUI is on rank 35 as best of the Swiss Team in the 144 boats' fleet. The results and the event website.
Friday, July 15, 2016   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 3 - Roscoff FRA - Day 1, Bernard Stamm SUI

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 3 - Roscoff FRA - Day 1, Bernard Stamm SUI Yesterday, the Tour de France fleet resumed racing with a 23-miles coastal race in Roscoff FRA as opening of Act 3. Winner in light 6-8 kn winds was Nicolas Troussel FRA with his 'Crédit Agricole - Bretagne' reducing the backlog on the overall leader 'Lorina Limonade - Morbihan'. But finishing 2nd, the young Delapierre/Salomon FRA defended their first place. Bernard Stamm SUI ('Cheminées Poujoulat') sailed in the leading group for a long time, but dropped on rank 15 in the final phase of the race. He remains on rank 13 overall.
The ranking list and the news.
Friday, July 15, 2016   

Star - European Championship 2016 - Warnemünde GER - Day 1, the Swiss

 Star - European Championship 2016 - Warnemünde GER - Day 1, the Swiss The Starboat European Championship in Warnemünde GER began yesterday with 3 races. Finishing 1/4/2, Eivind Melleby NOR/Frithjof Kleen GER are the first leaders clearly ahead of the World Champions Augie Diaz USA/Bruno Prada BRA at equal points with Hubert Merkelbach/Markus Koy GER on the rank 2 and 3. The best of the 4 Swiss teams, Urs Hunkeler/Enrico De Maria SUI, are on rank 12, thanks to a 3rd race rank.
The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, July 14, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016   

49er - South American Championship 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Day 1, the Swiss

 49er - South American Championship 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Day 1, the Swiss After the 49ersFX, the men 49ers started with their South-American Championship yesterday. The favorites are already on the first positions after the 3 races sailed in a light wind. Dylan Fletcher/Alan Sign GBR are the first leaders one point ahead of the tied Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL and Jonas Warrer/Christian Lübeck DEN. Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI follow on rank 18 at equal points with the best German team Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER.
The results.
Thursday, July 14, 2016   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - North American Championship 2016 - Antigua ANT - Day 2, the Swis

 Optimist - North American Championship 2016 - Antigua ANT - Day 2, the Swis The Optimist North American Championship went underway last Tuesday on Antigua where also strong South-Americans and a New Zealand Team participate. The only Europeans are the Swiss delegation. After 5 races, sailed in a well-established seabreeze of up to 16 kn, Hernan Umpierre URU leads closely followed by the best girl Mia Nicolosi ISV. Stephen Baker USA is 3rd. Most Swiss occupy ranks in the first half of the fleet. Natascha Rast SUI as best is 35th and Philipp Roth SUI follows on rank 39 among the 144 participants from 19 nations.
The results and the reports.
Thursday, July 14, 2016   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 3 - Roscoff FRA - Day 6, Bernard Stamm SUI

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 3 - Roscoff FRA - Day 6, Bernard Stamm SUI Yesterday was lay day at the Tour de France and the Diam-24-trimarans were dislocated from Dieppe to Roscoff in Northern Bretagne. This morning, a coastal race and short races are on the program. After the two completed Acts, the clear leader is 'Team Lorima Limonade - Morbihan' (Delapierre/Salomon FRA) winning all heats ahead of 'Crédit Mutuel - Bretagne FRA' (Nicolas Troussel FRA). Bernard Stamm SUI follows on rank 13 among the 24 teams.
The results and the report.
Thursday, July 14, 2016   

Spindrift 2 - Yann Guichard FRA guilty after collision with spectator boat

 Spindrift 2 - Yann Guichard FRA guilty after collision with spectator boat Last week, the Civil Court in Lorient convicted Yann Guichard as guilty in the collision of his Maxi-Trimaran 'Spindrift' with a spectator boat at the start to the 6th leg of the Volvo Ocean Race last summer. A leg of a lady passenger on that boat had to be amputated as a concequence of this accident. The conditional sentence for Guichard is 6 months prison and compensation for moral and material damages. The
news.
Thursday, July 14, 2016   (Image © Will Scheidegger)

6mJI - Class Championship 2016 - Brunnen SUI - Day 2

 6mJI - Class Championship 2016 - Brunnen SUI - Day 2 The unusual meteo situation over Europe brought cold and wet weather to Switzerland and even snow on the surrounding mountains. Instead of the steady thermal breeze, difficult wind conditions prevailed therefore also on the second day of the 6 mIJ Class Championship in Brunnen, but at the end of the day, there was at least one race in the books. In order to validate the Championship, three heats have to be finished, and it was the mutual understanding of all teams, that the regatta shall be prolongated till Friday.
Jean-Marc Monnard SUI won the race ahead of Eliza Richartz USA and Russ Silvestri USA. Norbert Stadler SUI is on the 4th place among the 14 Modernes. In the Classics (built 1965 or before), James Hilton USA was first ahead of Philipp Dürr SUI.
The results and the report.
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