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Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 2, the Swiss

 Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 2, the Swiss Sailed according to the traditional regatta format with one long race a day and no discard, the second heat of the Dragon Gold Cup was completed yesterday.
Starting under the UAE (United Arab Emirates) flag, Henrik Witzmann GER was the winner ahead of Jörgen Schönehrr DEN and Anatoly Loginov RUS. With the ranks 3/3, Loginov shares the overall lead with Stefan Link GER (1/5). Dirk Oldenburg SUI on the 40th place was the best of the three Swiss participants.
The ranking lists of race 1 and race 2. The consilidated list has not yet been posted this morning on the event website.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

Nwu: Seascape Agency in Switzerland - Trial sailing in Brunnen/Lake Uri: October 21/22

 Nwu: Seascape Agency in Switzerland - Trial sailing in Brunnen/Lake Uri: October 21/22 Seascape 18 / Seascape 24 / Seascape 27 - a variaty of sailboats for experienced and less experienced sailors.
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All other details on the Seascape-Website. A trip to Brunnen is worthwhile !
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, October 16, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Luino ITA - Final results, the Swiss

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Luino ITA - Final results, the Swiss The final Act of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2017 was concluded in Luino/Lago Maggiore ITA yesterday with two races. The leading Alessandro Rombelli ITA did not compete as his tactician got sick, and Robert Bakoczy HUN and his team moved on rank 1 after winning the last race. On the ranks 2 and 3 followed Kim Christensen DEN (with Michael Hestbaek DEN) and Niccolo Bertola ITA, winner of the Corinthian classification. Thanks to two top-ten races, Jürg Hotz SUI advanced on rank 11 as best Swiss.
The ranking list and the final report.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, October 15, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Luino ITA - Day 2, the Swiss

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Luino ITA - Day 2, the Swiss The thermal breeze filled in late and only very light on the Lago Maggiore yesterday, allowing to complete just one race. The leading boats are now closer together with Carlo Fracassoli ITA and his team just one point ahead of Robert Bakoczy HUN. Niccolo Bertola ITA follows on the 3rd place. The three Swiss teams are on the ranks 18 to 20 among the 25 teams from 8 nations. With an 9th race rank, Christoph Renker SUI jumped on rank 18.
The ranking list and the news.
Sunday, October 15, 2017   (Image © Nicolai Galvani)

Star - Trofeo d'Amicizia - Brenzone ITA - Day 2, the Swiss

 Star - Trofeo d'Amicizia - Brenzone ITA - Day 2, the Swiss The traditional Autumn Starboat Regatta on Lake Garda began Friday with one and continued yesterday with two races. Sailing on his home waters, the past World Champion Roberto Benamati ITA with Alberto Ambrosini ITA as crew leads in the interim's ranking, day ranks 6/2/1, with a 3 points' advantage on Ante Razmilovic/Brian Hammersley GBR. Jack Jennings/Frithjof Kleen USA follow as 3rd. Down in the rankings after a premature start disqualification are Hubert Merkelbach/Killian Weise GER (1/ocs/2). The only Swiss Alexander Tennigkeit/Victoria Eckhoff SUI are 19th among the 22 participants from 8 nations.
The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, October 14, 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Luino ITA - Day 1, the Swiss

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Luino ITA - Day 1, the Swiss The final Act of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series began on Lage Maggiore ITA yesterday with three races sailed in a 13 kn breeze. Finishing 2/2/1, Carlo Fracassoli ITA and his team took the interim's lead 5 pts ahead of Robert Bakoczy HUN, the winner of the last Act in Medemblik. The best of the three Swiss teams of Jürg Hotz SUI is on the 17th place. 25 teams from 8 nations participate.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, October 13, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 13, the Swiss

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 13, the Swiss We reported yesterday on the victory of Valentin Gautier SUI - here the video of his arrival. As winner of the Series Minis, he finished third overall behind the two Protos of Ian Lipinski POL and Arthur Léopold Léger FRA. Marcel Schwager SUI crossed the finish line as 18th Protos. 23 Series Minis and 4 Protos are still underway.
The race tracker with the rankings, the news and the videos.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, October 12, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017   (Image © Christophe Breschi)

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 12 - Victory for Valentin Gautier SUI

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 12 - Victory for Valentin Gautier SUI Leg 1 of the Mini Transat ended in Las Palmas/Gran Canaria ESP yesterday by noon with a tight duel in the Protos Minis between Ian Lipinski POL and Arthur Léopold Léger FRA. Lipinski crossed the finish line 1min 56 sec before the Frenchman. As 3rd with a 6hrs backlog arrived Erwan Le Mené FRA. Simon Koster SUI finished 8hrs after Lipinski as 6th.
Swiss victory in the Series Minis with Valentin Gautier SUI arriving 2hrs 30min before Rémy Aubrun FRA. Another 8min behind was Clarisse Cremer FRA 3 on 3rd. Yann Burkhalter SUI on the 11th place had a 6 hrs deficit on Gautier. Over half of the fleet are still underway.
The race viewer, the news and the video interviews with the winners.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 11 - Valentin Gautier SUI moves up on 1st

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 11 - Valentin Gautier SUI moves up on 1st This morning UTC, Arthur Léopold Léger FRA was 50 nm from the port of call and his advantage on the second Ian Lipinski POL of 20 nm slightly increased. Either one will probably win the first leg of the Mini Transat. Erwan Le Menè FRA on 3rd is already 40 nm back. With 10 nm on the 3rd place, the 4th-ranked Simon Koster SUI is not far behind.
80 nm to go to Las Palmas for Valentin Gautier SUI new on first in the Series Minis. The trio Rémy Aubrun FRA, Benoît Sinot FRA and Erwan Le Draoulec FRA is roughly 5 nm behind, the rest of the fleet is 20 mn away and more. The former leader Clarisse Crémer FRA on rank 6 is 22 nm back. Another 6 nm behind is Yann Burkhalter SUI up on rank 9.
The race tracker and the news.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 10, the Swiss

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 10, the Swiss The dying winds stopped the fleet almost completely and the Minis are trailing at speeds around 1,5 to 3 kn direction port of call on Gran Canaria. Arthur Léopold Léger FRA, the Protos leader, had 120 nm to sail this morning. Ian Lipinski POL on rank 2 is now 15 kn behind. Romain Bolzinger FRA on 3rd reduced his backlog on 46 nm. Simon Koster SUI on the 5th place is now 64 nm back.
In the Series Minis, th leader is now Yannick Le Clech FRA 0,8 nm ahead of Benoït Simon FRA. Valentin Gautier SUI on the 6th place is 8,8 nm behind. Yannick Burkhalter SUI advanced on the 10th position.
The race viewer and the news.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017   

RS Aero - Aero-Cup - Malcesine ITA - Day 2, the Swiss

 RS Aero - Aero-Cup - Malcesine ITA - Day 2, the Swiss Six races have been completed at the RS Aero-Cup on Lake Garda. The small one-person dinghy is sailed with 5, 7 and 9 m2 sails.
In the Aero/5, Kate Sargent GBR winner of all heats, is on top ahead of Roy Van Maanen IRL and Jon Harvey GBR. Ulli Scheu SUI follows as 10th, In the Aero/7 rankings, the clear leader it Patrick Zenni ITA ahead of Paul McMahon IRL and Peter Barton GBR. Liam Willis GBR is the best Aero/9 helmsman.
All ranking lists.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017   

Esse 850, Esse 750 - Esse-Cup - SV Thalwil

 Esse 850, Esse 750 - Esse-Cup - SV Thalwil Good sailing conditions prevailed on Lake Zurich and both classes completed 5 races each.
Urs Oldani YCZ finished first in the Esse 850 just one points ahead of Alain Marchand SCStM. Julien Monnier SCStM followed on rank 3 among the 13 teams. In the Esse 750, Florian Haufe GER/NRV was on rank 1 ahead of Josef Schuchter SCStM and Wladimir Leuenberger. All ranking lists.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017   

Laser Radial & Standard - European Championship 2017 - Barcelona ESP - Final results, the Swiss

 Laser Radial & Standard - European Championship 2017 - Barcelona ESP - Final results, the Swiss Two race could be held on the last day of the Laser European Championship in Barcelona in a moderate seabreeze.
Considering the small points' gaps, racing was very close in the Lasers Standard. The only one of the contenders for Medals to finish twice in the top-10 was the experienced Nick Thompson GBR winning the title after a non-spectacular week. Silver went to Francesco Marrai ITA, Andrew McKenzie NZL finished on 3rd. The World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP as 4th was the 3rd-best European receiving the Bronze Medal. Eliot Merceron SUI lost some ranks and finished as 30th. Arthur Baudet SUI, sailing in the Silverfleet, terminated his first international Laser Standard Championship on the 103rd place, Cyrill Knecht SUI followed as 112th among the 125 participants.
As expected, the winner in the Laser Radial Women was the Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED, followed by Anne-Marie Rindom DEN and Vasileia Karachaliou GRE. Maud Jayet SUI advanced on rank 14 on the final day.
With another two race wins on the final day, Marcin Rudawski POL made everything clear in the Radial Men. The second-ranked Marcelo Cairo ESP, first in the U21 rankings, was 15 pts behind. Dimitris Papadimitriou GRE earned the Bronze Medal. Grégoire Peverelli SUI on the remarkable 7th place mist the U21 Bronze Medal by one point only ! Gauthier Verhulst SUI and Nicolas Rolaz SUI followed on the ranks 21 and 24, Jacopo Scornaienghi SUI on the 38th rank among the 103 participants.
All ranking lists and the news.
Monday, October 9, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 9, the Swiss

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 9, the Swiss Approaching the Mini Transat leg 1 port of call on Gran Canaria - the Protos have 150 nm left - the fleets' leaders stalled in a calm zone, and in leader changes happened in both classes.
Arthur Léopold Léger FRA replaced Ian Lipinski POL on top of the Protos. His advantage was 13.3 nm yesterday evening. Erwan Le Mené FRA on the 3rd place was 62 nm back. Simon Koster SUI advanced on rank 6 with an 80 nm deficit on the leader.
The new leader in the Series Minis is Erwan Le Draoulec FRA, but Clarisse Crémer FRA was only one mile behind at the last position check. On rank 3 with a 10 nm backlog was Tanguy Bouroulec FRA. Valentin Gautier SUI dropped on tha 8th place 27 nm behind. Yann Burkhalter SUI is now 13th with a 47 nm deficit.
The race tracker and the news (in English and French).
Monday, October 9, 2017   

IRC - Barcolana - Trieste ITA, the Swiss ?

 IRC - Barcolana - Trieste ITA, the Swiss ? Yesterday Sunday, the Trieste Barcolana was held for the 48th time, the sailrace with the largest participation world-wide with 2'102 boats on the starting line, again a new record. For one week, many supporting acts ashore and on the water have entertained big crowds.
In light winds, the Maxis obviously dominated the race with Furio Benussi ITA and his team on a Maxi Turbo 68 as winner ahead of Mitja Kosmina SLO on a K 80 Open. As every year, a number of Swiss participants likely were among the participants, but unfortunately, the huge ranking list cannot be search by nation. We stopped the browsing thru the 67 ranking list pages after page number 18.
On the event facebook page, a video has been posted on this always very impressive event. The event website however is not very useful.
Monday, October 9, 2017   

5.5m, Dragon, Star - Autumn Trophy - Thunersee YC

 5.5m, Dragon, Star - Autumn Trophy - Thunersee YC No wind, no racing on the final day of the Autumn Trophy on Lake Thoune. The 5.5m, beginning the competition luckily enough on Friday already, completed 5 races in total, while the Dragons and Starboats went home with only one race on Saturday.
Christoph Burger TYC won in the 5.5m 4 pts ahead of Jürg Menzi TYC. Jürg Wittwer TYC and his team finished first in the Dragons. Martin Ingold TYC sailing with his daughter Maria was the winner in the Starboats.
All ranking lists and the report of the 5.5m Class.
Monday, October 9, 2017   

Finn, Fireball - Autumn Regatta - YC Romanshorn

 Finn, Fireball - Autumn Regatta - YC Romanshorn The two light-wind races of Saturday were followed by another 3 heats on the rainy Sunday with a westerly breeze filling in by noon and freshening to up to 4 bft during the afternoon.
Michael Good YCK was the winner in the Finns by a small margin one point ahead of Andreas Bollongino GER. Hans Fatzer YCA followed on rank 3.
No news in the Fireballs: With two race wins, Claude Mermod/Ruedi Moser RCO had once more the upper hand on Kurt Venhoda/Sonja Zaugg YCRo at equal points. Kurt Liechti/Gabriela Ernst SCH finished 3rd.
The report of the Fireballs.
Monday, October 9, 2017   

Classes ACVL - Régate des Pirates - CN Hermance

 Classes ACVL - Régate des Pirates - CN Hermance A good attendance had the Régates des Pirates of the CN Hermance on Lake Geneva on Saturday. The various classes sailed on two different courses.
The big round had Jean Psarofaghis SNG on his Psaros 40 as winner, ahead of Philippe Gay CNBC - also on a Psaros 40 - and Jean-Olivier Kerr SNG on a Psaros 33 completing the podium.
The little round winner was Hans-Peter Bichelmeier SNG with his Melges 24. Jeanine Arnulf SNG and Pascal Bachy SNG followed on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists by classes.
Monday, October 9, 2017   

Optimist, Yardstick - Regatta delle Castagne - CV Lago di Lugano

 Optimist, Yardstick - Regatta delle Castagne - CV Lago di Lugano Another two races were sailed on the second day of the Chestnut Regatta of the CVLL on Lake Lugano.
Tomas Fiorentino CVLL defended his first place in the large 35 boats' Optimist fleet. Ella Mirzai CVLL advanced on rank 2, Nina Parodi CVLL finished 3rd.
In the racers (Corsa), Luca Wollschleger CVLL with his Esse850 remained on top. The best cruiser (Crociera) skipper was Gianluca Bianchetti CVLL.
In the dinghies, Ferruccio Arvedi CVLL on a Laser was first.
All ranking lists.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, October 8, 2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017   

Laser Radial & Standard - European Championship 2017 - Barcelona ESP - Day 3, the Swiss

 Laser Radial & Standard - European Championship 2017 - Barcelona ESP - Day 3, the Swiss The seabreeze was late in Barcelona and racing started at 15h only. Two heats were sailed in light winds around 8 kn.
The situation in the Lasers Standards remains open before the last races today with Francesco Marrai ITA new on first, as the clear leader Tonci Stipanovic CRO had a disastrous day with the ranks 51 and 20, relegated on rank 2 with a 6 pts backlog. Another point behind is Giovanni Coccoluto ITA on 3rd. The ranks 2 to 7 are separated by 5 pts only and Pavlos Kontides CYP, Andrew McKenzie NZL, Nick Thompson GBR and Phillip Buhl GER remain in the race for a medal. Eliot Merceron SUI is now 26th.
The Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED 15 pts ahead of Anne-Marie Rindom DEN in the Lasers Radial women is on a safe was to the title. Svenja Weger GER and Vasileia Karachaliou GRE follow on the ranks 3 and 4 at equal points. After a solid perfomance (ranks 4 and 11), Maud Jayet SUI advanced on rank 11.
The advantage of Marcin Rudawski POL in the Radial men melted on 4 pts. Marcelo Cairo ESP remains on rank 2. With a 17 pts deficit follow the tied Dimitris Papadimitriou GRE - best of the day yesterday with the ranks 1 and 2 - und Antonio Coronilla ESP. Grégoire Peverelli SUI is still on the good 7th place with a backlog on 33 pts on the Bronze medal. Gauthier Verhulst SUI and Nicolas Rolaz SUI follow on the ranks 21 and 23.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Sunday, October 8, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 6, the Swiss

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 6, the Swiss Light and unconstant rear winds stayed on along the Moroccan coast. In fresher lanes, the breeze was up on 12 kn, while a few miles aside, not more as 6 kn annoyed the solo skippers. 250 nm, roughly 2 days, are left to the port of call Las Palmas/Gran Canaria ESP.
In the Protos, Ian Lipinski POL and 15 nm back Arthur Léopold Léger FRA are still clearly ahead of the rest of the fleet. Romain Bolzinger FRA on the 3rd place is already 66 nm behind. Another 85 nm back is Simon Koster SUI on the 5th position.
Clarisse Crémer FRA remains on top of the Series Minis 10 nm ahead of Erwan Le Draoulec FRA. Valentin Gautier SUI on 3rd is now 27 nm behind. Among the winners of the day was Yann Burkhalter SUI, who advanced on rank 11 with a 68 nm backlog.
The race tracker and the news.
Sunday, October 8, 2017   (Image © Gilles Martin-Raget)

IRC, Various classes - Les Voiles de St-Tropez - St-Tropez FRA - Final results, the Swiss

 IRC, Various classes - Les Voiles de St-Tropez - St-Tropez FRA - Final results, the Swiss The Voiles de St-Tropez ended yesterday with two races.
Franck Cammas FRA with the VOR70 of Lionel Péan FRA remained on top of the IRC-A classification. This was Cammas' first participation in the Voiles. In the IRC-B classification, James Blackmore GBR remained on rank 1. The Swiss 'Music' with Albert Batzill GER steering followed on rank 5.
All other ranking lists (the updated were not yet posted this morning), the final report and the video of the day.
Sunday, October 8, 2017   

5.5m, Drachen, Star - Herbstpreis - Thunersee YC - Day 2

 5.5m, Drachen, Star - Herbstpreis - Thunersee YC - Day 2 Light winds allowed one race only yesterday on Lake Thoune. The Dragons and Starboats joined the Autumn Trophy Regatta.
In the 5.5m, George Prapopoulos SCC was the winner, while the leading duo Christoph Burger TYC and Jürg Menzi TYC sailed their discard result with Burger now on first 4 points ahead of Menzi before the last races today.
In the Dragons, Jürg Wittwer TYC and his team were the winners ahead of Andy Herrmann GER.
In the Starboats, Martin and Maria Ingold TYC finished first.
All ranking lists and the news of the 5.5m class.
Sunday, October 8, 2017   

Finn, Fireball - Herbstregatta - YC Romanshorn - Day 1

 Finn, Fireball - Herbstregatta - YC Romanshorn - Day 1 The Fireball and Finn Autumn Regatta on Lake Constance off Romanshorn began yesterday with two races. Hans Fatzer YCA leads in the Finns (13 boats) with two race wins ahead of Michael Good YCK. The best Fireball team were Kurt Liechti/Gabriela Ernst SCH ahead of Luca Schäfer/Adrian Huber YCRo (16 boats from Switzerland and Germany).
All ranking lists.
Sunday, October 8, 2017   

Optimist, Yardstick - Regatta delle castagne - CV Lago di Lugano - Day 1

 Optimist, Yardstick - Regatta delle castagne - CV Lago di Lugano - Day 1 35 Optimists from Switzerland and Italy met on Lake Lugano for the traditional Regata delle Castagnie, the Chestnut Regatta. First after 2 races is Tomas Fiorentino CVLL followed by Andrea Arvedi CVLL and Nina Parodi CVLL at equal points. The ranking list.
In the Yardstick rankings, the leader in the Racers is Luca Wullschleger CVLL with his Esse 850, in the cruisers, the Dynamic Express 600 of Guido de Sigis CVLL is on rank 1. Ferrucio Arvedi CVLL with his Laser won both heats in the dinghy category.
All ranking lists.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, October 7, 2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017   

Laser Radial & Standard - European Championship 2017 - Barcelona ESP - Day 4, the Swiss

 Laser Radial & Standard - European Championship 2017 - Barcelona ESP - Day 4, the Swiss The Final Series at the Laser Europeans in Barcelona did start yesterday in Gold and Silver fleets, and in a light 8 kn wind three races were held in each group.
Tonci Stipanovic CRO extended his lead in the Lasers Standard on 13 pts. The best of the day (ranks 13/1), Giovanni Coccoluto, ITA advanced on rank 2 at equal points with Andrew McKenzie NZL. The World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP moved up on rank 4. Eliot Merceron SUI remained on the 20th place.
Despite of a mediocre day (10/19), Marit Bouwmeester NED stayed on top of the Radial women, but Anne-Marie Rindom DEN reduced the gap on 2 pts. Tuula Tenkanen FIN and Silvia Zennaro ITA followed on the ranks 3 and 4 at equal points. The best of the day (9/1) Svenja Reger GER climbed on rank 6. Maud Jayet SUI remained on the 22nd position.
Marcin Rudawski POL extended his lead in the Radial men on 17 pts. Marcelo Cairo ESP reclaimed rank 2 followed by Pau Schilt ESP new on rank 3. The former 2nd Grégoire Peverelli SUI had a difficult day (ranks 24/24) and dropped on rank 6. Nicolas Rolaz SUI and Gauthier Verhulst SUI followed on the 22nd and 25th place.
All ranking lists, the short report and the video of the day.
Saturday, October 7, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 6, the Swiss

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 6, the Swiss Moderate rear winds prevailed during the past 24 hours of the Mini Transat leg 1.
In the Protos, the leader Ian Lipinski POL was the first to touch fresher winds off the Portuguese Coast and he could extend his lead on 24 nm. The only one to remain more or less in contact as 2nd was Arthur Léopold Léger FRA on his more eastern route. Romain Bolzinger FRA and Simon Koster SUI follow with a 67 respectively 92 nm backlog on the ranks 3 and 4.
In the Series-Minis, Clarisse Crémer FRA has taken the lead 15 nm ahead of Erwan Le Draoulec FRA on 2nd and Valentin Gautier SUI 21 nm back on 3rd. Yann Burkhalter SUI is 24th with 68 nm backlog.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Saturday, October 7, 2017   (Image © Gilles Martin-Raget)

IRC, Various classes - Les Voiles de St-Tropez - St-Tropez FRA - Day 5, the Swiss

 IRC, Various classes - Les Voiles de St-Tropez - St-Tropez FRA - Day 5, the Swiss With the fresh Mistral slackening during the afternoon, all classes sailed one race at the Voile de St-Tropez.
Inspite of a modest 12th race rank, Franck Cammas FRA with his VOR70 'Babsy' remained on top of the IRC-A classification. Fréderic Puzin FRA has taken the lead in the IRC-B classification, Alba Batzill GER steering the Swiss 'Music', advanced on rank 6. In the IRC-C classification Orel Kalomeni SUI remains 1st.
All other ranking lists (19 in total), the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, October 7, 2017   

5.5m - Autumn Trophy - Thunersee YC - Day 1

 5.5m - Autumn Trophy - Thunersee YC - Day 1 The 5.5 m Autumn Trophy, organised by the Thunersee YC, was extended on 3 days this year. Yesterday, 4 races were held in unusual Northwind conditions. First in the interim's ranking are at equal points Jürg Menzi TYC and Christoph Burger TYC (with Flavio Marazzi TYC crewing). 12 teams from 4 nations participate.
The ranking list, the news and the video of the day.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, October 6, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017   

Laser Radial & Standard - European Championship 2017 - Barcelona ESP - Day 3, the Swiss

 Laser Radial & Standard - European Championship 2017 - Barcelona ESP - Day 3, the Swiss The Qualification Series to determine the Gold and Silver fleets was concluded yesterdath three races sailed in a 16-18 kn wind.
In the Lasers Standard, Tonci Stipanovic CRO remained on top 2 pts ahead of Andrew McKenzie NZL. Giovanni Coccoluto ITA follows on rank 3. Eliot Merceron SUI realised a 3rd race rank and moved up on the 18th place overall securing a solid place in the Gold fleet with the 63 best. Arthur Baudet SUI (rank 104), Cyril Knecht SUI (118) and Zeno Fry SUI (121) will continue the Championship in the Silver fleet.
In the Radial Women, the domination of Marit Bouwmeester NED continued with the ranks 1/2/1. Anne-Marie Rindom DEN keeps the pace with a 5 pts backlog on the leader. On rank 3 follows Alison Young GBR. Maud Jayet SUI on rank 22 stays in the Gold fleet, Andrea Nordquist SUI (rank 58) continues in the Silver fleet.
Marcin Rudawski POL won all three races of his group in the Radial Men and extended his lead on 7 pts. With a solid performance (ranks 2/3/4), Grégoire Peverelli SUI advanced on rank 2. Marcelo Cairo ESP follows on 3rd. The past-Optimist World Champion Nicolas Rolaz SUI is on the way up and with the 12/9/7, he is now on rank 11. Gauthier Verhulst SUI on the 21st place and Jacopo Scornaienghi SUI as 35th are also qualified for the Gold fleet.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, October 6, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 5, the Swiss

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 5, the Swiss The fleet is sailing South along the Portugues coast in a 15 kn breeze.
Ian Lipinski POL still leads in the Protos but his advantage melted on 10 nm. Arthur Leopold Léger FRA is new on rank 2, Romain Bolzinger FRA 23 nm behind is now 3rd, replacing Simon Koster SUI now on 4th with a 28 nm backlog.
First in the Series Minis is Erwan Le Draoulec FRA with a 7 nm lead, who reclaimed the first place from Rémy Aubrun FRA. On the 3rd place is now Clarisse Cremer FRA with an 11 nm deficit. Valentin Gautier SUI remains on the 6th place with a constant 28 nm backlog. Yann Burkhalter SUI lost some ranks and is now 19th with a 69 nm gap on the leader.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Friday, October 6, 2017   

Swiss Sailing Team Ltd - new Board of Directors

 Swiss Sailing Team Ltd - new Board of Directors The Swiss Sailing Team Ltd (SST), reponsible for Olympic and Development sailing on behalf of Swiss Sailing, has a new high-profile Board of Directors. With the very much welcomed comeback of Alex Schneiter SNG - he had an excellent record during his four years as former President - again on the helm, the very competent team will consist of the America's Cup winning crew members Christian Scherrer and Enrico De Maria, Mikael Wallenberg and as representative of Swiss Sailing Alberto Casco.
The news.
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