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Top News – Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 15

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 15 The heavy storm depression South of New Zealand killed the southern trade winds and the six teams are in the middle of a record-size doldrum zone, and this for the coming days as well.
New on the first position is 'Turn the tide on Plastic' (Dee Caffari GBR) and 7nm behind 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED). The duo in the West 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED and 'Scallywag' (David Witt AUS) has been decelerated and is now roughly 30nm in arrears. The overall leaders 'Mapfre' and 'Dongfeng' are sailing 90nm behind the leader separated by 0,5nm only.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   

IRC - RORC Caribbean 600 - Antigua ANT - Day 2 - Victory and record for Rambler USA

 IRC - RORC Caribbean 600 - Antigua ANT - Day 2 - Victory and record for Rambler USA With 'QCR' eliminated right after the start to the Caribbean 600-miles-race, 'Rambler' had an easy game to take the monohull line honours after 1 day and 11 hours this morning UTC, a new record for this long-distance race initiated 10 years ago. Here the news. Overall first was the 63-foot catamaran 'Paradox'. The mostly fresh wind overturned the 53-foot catamaran 'Fujin' with the crew rescued unhurt. The report.
The Volvo70 'Warrior' followed with a 45nm backlog on rank 2, 'Varuna', the KER 56 of Jens Kellinghusen GER on 3rd was 145nm behind.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the start.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   

Ice-Sailing - DN Polish Championship 2018 - Final results

 Ice-Sailing - DN Polish Championship 2018 - Final results As tune-up to the DN-Iceboating World- and European Championship to be organised by the Estonian DN Association faced with a critical ice situation, the Polish Championship took place over the past weekend. In previous years, DN pilots from Poland were the dominators in these major Championships, lead by the 10-times World Champion and America's Cup helmsman Karol Jablonski POL.
At the Polish Nationals 2018 however, he was defeated with a tiebreak by Michal Burczynski POL. Best non-Polish was Jean-Claude Vuithier SUI on rank 12 among the 93 participants.
The ranking list fleet A and the B-fleet.
Enjoy the well-done drone video of the Championship.
 
Top News – Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 14

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 14 The fleet is now on the Solomon Islands latitude in a massive innertropical convergence zone stretched almost to New Zealand. The boat velocities are below 10kn and the positions remain unchanged with 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) leading 2nm ahead of 'Scallywag' (David Witt AUS). 18, respectively 21nm behind follow 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) and 'Turn the Tide on plastic' (Dee Caffari GBR). 95nm is the backlog of 'Dongfeng' and 'Mapfre' at the end of the fleet.
The race viewer, the news and the video of the day .
Tuesday, February 20, 2018   (Image © Thierry Martinez)

Super Foiler Series - Act 3 - Gold Coast, Queensland AUS - Final results

 Super Foiler Series - Act 3 - Gold Coast, Queensland AUS - Final results On Sunday, the third round of the Australian Super Foiler Series was concluded and again, the 'all-star' 'Euroflex' team of Nathan Outteridge AUS were the winners, but this time loosing for the first time a race, the 7th of the 8 heats. 'Tech 2' with Luke Parkinson AUS follows on rank 2. The next round of the Super Foiler Series will take place in Busselton Western Australia in early March.
The video of the final day with the ranking list and the news. Additional videos have been posted on the event facebook page.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018   

RORC Caribbean 600 - Antigua ANT

 RORC Caribbean 600 - Antigua ANT 88 yachts - a record-size fleet - started off Antigua yesterday to the Carribean600 long-distance race. The duel of the two Super-Maxis was decided shortly after the start when the 100-Foot-Maxi 'CQS' was forced to return back to the harbour with technical problems and the 88-Foot-Maxi 'Rambler' sailed away unchallenged. Her advantage on the Volvo70 'Warrior' was 18nm this morning UTC. On rank 3 followed the Ker56 'Varuna'.
The race tracker and the report on the start.
 
Top News – Monday, February 19, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018   

Optimist - Nations Trophy - Palamos ESP - Final results, Leigh USA 13th

 Optimist - Nations Trophy - Palamos ESP - Final results, Leigh USA 13th After three days with almost no wind, the breeze filled in yesterday as forecast, and the missing races of round 2 and a full round 3 could be sailed to bring the five groups at level for the final rankings.
Overall winner is Martin Atilla LAT (1/1/4), followed by the World Champion Maria Perello ESP on 2nd and Manhes Andrea FRA on 3rd. The best North American among the 550 participants is Charlie Leigh USA on rank 13.
The ranking list and the final report.
Monday, February 19, 2018   (Image © Jeremy Lecaudy)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 13

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 13 The weather pattern on the Pacific remains unpredictable and apparently, the innertropical convergence zone with thunderstorms and lulls is much wider as presented on the race tracker yesterday. 'Scallywag' with David Witt AUS on a fast track temporarily took the lead for a moment, but stalled this morning UTC and will probably be replaced by 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED), the only boat progressing with no decelerations and now only one mile behind the leader. The battle will go on passing the lull patches in the coming days. Everybody can win, even the backmarker 'Mapfre' 55nm behind, as there are still 1'800nm left to Auckland.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Monday, February 19, 2018   (Image © Anton Klock)

M32-Catamaran - Winter Series - Valencia ESP - Final results - Victory for 'Alinghi'

 M32-Catamaran - Winter Series - Valencia ESP - Final results - Victory for 'Alinghi' In Valencia, the M32-catamarans sailed the 2nd Round of the Winter Winter Series. For the first time on an M32, Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI on 'Alinghi' was the winner ahead of Pieter-Jan Postma NED 2nd and Richard Davies SUI 3rd who is the overall leader after two rounds. The ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Monday, February 19, 2018   

18 Footer - Australian National Championship 2018 - Sydney AUS - Races 7 & 8

 18 Footer - Australian National Championship 2018 - Sydney AUS - Races 7 & 8 On Sunday, the races 7 and 8 of the Australian 18-Footer Nationals took place on Sydney Harbour. We transmitted the races livestream on this website early in the morning. The video replay (1hr 34min) is available - a spectacular event in a 22-25kn breeze. Only 8 of the 32 teams finished the second race of the day. Dominator of the Nationals is 'Smeg' with Lee Knapton AUS, winner of both races yesterday, and leading 14 points in front before the last two final heat on the coming Sunday.
The news with links to the video and the ranking lists.
 
Top News – Sunday, February 18, 2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018   

Optimist - Nations Cup - Palamos ESP - Day 3 - No races

 Optimist - Nations Cup - Palamos ESP - Day 3 - No races Rainy weather with very light and circling winds inhibited racing yesterday and the overall rankings remain unchanged with only one race on the opening day, as only two of the five groups completed an additional heat the day before yesterday. For the last races today, a fresh 15 to 20kn breeze has been announced.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Sunday, February 18, 2018   (Image © Rich Edwards)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2018 - Leg 6 - Day 12

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2018 - Leg 6 - Day 12 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) and 'Scallywag' (David Witt AUS), 20nm behind, are the big winners of the Equator crossing with a 140nm advantage on the rest of the fleet. By this evening UTC, 'Scallywag' on a more westerly course could even take the lead as this morning, she was twice as fast as 'AkzoNobel'.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Sunday, February 18, 2018   (Image © Lloyd Images)

Diam-24-Trimaran - Arabian Tour 2018 - Muscat OMN - Final results

 Diam-24-Trimaran - Arabian Tour 2018 - Muscat OMN - Final results As expected, the short races off Muscat did not alter the positions on top of the Arabian Tour rankings. 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet/Julien Villion/Guillaume Piroulle/Valentin Sipan/Jason Saunders FRA/NZL finished first ahead of 'EFG Bank Monaco' with Thierry Douillard FRA (and a.o. Mathieu Richard FRA) on rank 2.
The final report with ranking lists.
 
Top News – Saturday, February 17, 2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018   (Image © Alfred Farre)

Optimist - Nations Cup - Palamos ESP - Day 2

 Optimist - Nations Cup - Palamos ESP - Day 2 Light winds prevailed also on the second day of the Optimist Nations' Trophy in Palamos. Only two of the five groups could complete a race in an up to 7kn wind. Marc Mesquida ESP and Andrea Manhes FRA were the winners, but group rankings have not been posted on the event website.
The overall ranking list after the first day - Callies Davis USA is 41st, Jackson Macaulay CAN 176th - and the daily news.
Saturday, February 17, 2018   

Finn - International Week - Cannes FRA - Final results

 Finn - International Week - Cannes FRA - Final results No more racing yesterday on Cannes Bay as the wind was lacking. Dominating first in the final rankings of the International Finn Week is therefore after 7 races Guillaume Boisard FRA ahead of Laurent Hay FRA and Liiv Harles EST.
The final ranking list, the ranking lists by age category and the event facebook page with photos.
Saturday, February 17, 2018   (Image © Jeremie Lecaudey)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 11

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 11 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) and 30nm behind 'Scallywag' (David Witt AUS) on a westerly course have crossed the Doldrums the fastest and are already enjoying the southern trade winds. The other teams are still fighting with the unconstant breeze, and the 3rd-ranked 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) is already 154nm in arrears. Is this a preliminary decision ?
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Saturday, February 17, 2018   

Diam 24-Trimaran - Arabian Tour 2018 - Muscat OMN - Day 14

 Diam 24-Trimaran - Arabian Tour 2018 - Muscat OMN - Day 14 The coastal race yesterday was abandonded in the slackening wind. Here the ticker with pictures. Together with the leading French teams was Bernard Stamm SUI with his 'Cheminées Poujoulat' whose performance is better and better every day. Today, last day of the Tour, short races are on the program.
The live ticker, the ranking list and the news.
Saturday, February 17, 2018   

Super Foiler Series - Act 3 - Queensland AUS - Day 1

 Super Foiler Series - Act 3 - Queensland AUS - Day 1 Yesterday began Act 3 of the new Australian Super-Foiler-Trimaran-Series in Queensland. No new re the results as the dominating 'Dream-Team' with Nathan Outteridge, Glen Ashby and Iain Jensen AUS continued their winning streak. However, the teams behind are getting better in every race. Phil Robertson NZL won two heats !
The reports and the event facebook page with videos.
 
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