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Top News – Thursday, July 27, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017   

Moth - World Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - Day 2, the Laser Olympic Champions Goodison GBR and Slngsby AUS on top after two races, Brad Funk USA 24th

 Moth - World Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - Day 2, the Laser Olympic Champions Goodison GBR and Slngsby AUS on top after two races, Brad Funk USA 24th The thundery weather from the opening day inhibiting sailing stayed on, and the expected 'Vento' from the North did not fill in as hoped when the skiffs were on the starting line at 8.30 h CET. Nevertheless, two races were completed by all four Groups in a 10-12 kn breeze on the Northern circle and 12-18 kn on the Southern round, also with higher waves of course. Foiling was difficult as there were many lull patches to avoid. In the afternoon, the 220 participants waited in vain for the 'Ora' breeze in the opposite direction.
The defending Champion Paul Goodison GBR and the 'Oracle' tactician Tom Slingsby AUS, winning both races of their Groups, are on top in the interim's rankings ahead of Robert Greenalgh GBR (ranks 1 and 2) on the 3rd place. Behind Ben Paton GBR is the America's Cup winner Peter Burling NZL on the 5th place. Brad Funk USA on rank 24 is the best North American. The Laser Radial Olympic Medalist Annalise Murphy IRL is the best woman on rank 46.
The ranking list, the daily news and the event facebook page with the video of the day.
Thursday, July 27, 2017   

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

 420 - European Championship 2017 - Athen GRE - Day 2, Emma Kaneti/Ciara Rodriguez USA 1st The 420 Europeans continued yesterday with two races sailed in a good 11 to 16 kn seabreeze. With the discard now in effect, some changes happened in the overall rankings.
Carlos Balaguer/Antoni Massanet ESP are the new leaders in the Open/Boys' fleet. The best of the day (2/2) Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA advanced on rank 2 overall. Athanasopoulos/Tassios GRE and Peron/Bretagne FRA follow on the ranks 3 and 4.
In the Girls, Emma Kaneti/Ciara Rodriguez USA were again the best of the day and are now 5 points ahead of Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA. Marta Garrido/Clara Llabres ESP follow on rank 3. The co-leaders after day one, Carmen and Emma Cowles USA (USA representatives at the World Sailing Youth Worlds) dropped on rank 6
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Thursday, July 27, 2017   

Nacra - World Championships - Arco ITA - Day 3, Stoebel/Hopps USA 2nd in the Nacra 18

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

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

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

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

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Fuerteventura ESP - Day 6, Albeau FRA dominates in high winds High winds on the upper limit prevailed yesterday on Fuerteventura ESP with Antoine Albeau FRA dominating the Slalom competition right from the start with the ranks 1 and 2. Ross Williams GBR and Julien Quentel FRA are the first challengers. All details on the PWA website and in addition the attractive video of the day.
 
Top News – Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   

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

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

420 - European Championship 2017 - Athens GRE - Day 1, Excellent US girls on first two ranks

 420 - European Championship 2017 - Athens GRE - Day 1, Excellent US girls on first two ranks Yesterday afternoon, the 420 European Championship in Athens GRE began with two races per fleet in light and unconstant winds after some postponements.
The USA Team had an excellent first day with Emma Kaneti/Ciara Rodriguez USA on first (day ranks 2 and 4) and Carmen Cowles/Emma Cowles USA on second (ranks 9 and 1). At equal points on the ranks 3 and 4 follow Julia Minana/Silvia Sebastia ESP and Sofie Schöne/Line-Johanna Thielemann GER. The inexperienced Simona Hegi/Sarina Böhler SUI had a difficult day letting them on rank 53 among the 57 Girls' teams from 16 nations.
Leading in the Boys' fleet are Tristan Peron/Corentin Bretagne FRA one point ahead of Alex Smallwood/Ross Thompson GBR. Telis Athanasopoulos/Dimitris Tassios GRE follow on rank 3. The best USA team with JC Hermus/Walter Henry USA are 6th in the 76 teams' fleet from 19 nations.
First in the U17 fleet (45 teams/10 nations) are Demetrio Sposato/Gabriele Centrone ITA.
The ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moth - World Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - first races today with an absolute top fleet, including USA and CAN participants

 Moth - World Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - first races today with an absolute top fleet, including USA and CAN participants Auf dem Gardasee beginnt heute die Moth-WM, die dieses Jahr sowohl quantitativ - am Start sind 203 Teilnehmer aus 25 Nationen - als auch qualitativ alle Grenzen sprengt: Neben America's Cup-Sieger und 49er-Olympia-Goldmedallist Peter Burling NZL sind mit Nahtan Outteridge AUS (America's Cup auf Artemis, 49er-Gold und Silber-Medallist ) oder den Laser Olympia-Siegern Paul Goodison GBR (2008), Tom Slingsby AUS (2012) und Tom Burton AUS (2016) weitere Super-Stars mit dabei, um nur einige zu nennen. Gesegelt wird auf zwei Regattabahnen in 4 Feldern. Die offizielle Vorschau.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   

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

 Various classes - Travemünde Week - Travemünde GER - Day 3, as always with many classes The 128th edition of the Travemünde Week began on last Saturday, as always with many different classes.
The Youth Classes run their German Championships. On the first interim's rank among the 50 29ers from 7 nations are Mathias Berthet/Alexander Franks NOR. After two races in the 84 teams' 420 fleet, Theresa Steinlein/Lina Plettner GER are on rank 1. The only class with Swiss participants are the Trias keelboats where Ben Uerlichs GER and his team is on top after 7 races.
All ranking lists and the news.
 
Top News – Monday, July 24, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017   

Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 4, fresh winds - position changes

 Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 4, fresh winds - position changes After the Qualification Series, sailed in a moderate breeze, the stage changed to fresh winds around 20 kn in yesterday's first two races of the Final Series, to the delight of the big-breeze specialists.
In the Girls' Goldfleet, Federica Catarozzi ITA won both heats and moved up on top of the rankings 4 points ahead of Giorgia Cingolani ITA. Julia Büsselberg GER dropped on rank 3.
Yilkan Timursah TUR defended his lead in the Boys' Goldfleet 3 points ahead of Cesare Barabino ITA still on the 2nd place. The best of the day Sofian Karim FRA (1/4) on 3rd reduced the gap on the leader to 7 points.
The daily news with links to all ranking lists.
Monday, July 24, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran, Flying Phantom - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - Barcelona ESP - Final results

 GC32-Catamaran, Flying Phantom - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - Barcelona ESP - Final results Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Barcelona was concluded yesterday with another 6 races, sailed in a moderate seabreeze. Thanks to the victory in the last double-points race, 'Oman Air' with Phil Robertson NZL was the overall winner ahead of 'Red Bull Sailing Team' with Roman Hagara AUT and 'SAP Extreme Sailing Team' with Adam Minoprio NZL. 'Alinghi' mit Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI flopped in the important last race (only rank 7) and missed the podium as 4th by 7 points. 'SAP Extreme Sailing Team' is now on top of the overall Series rankings at equal points with 'Alinghi'.
The results, the final report and the videos.
Monday, July 24, 2017   

420 - European Championship 2017 - Athen GRE - Start today, with NorAm participation

 420 - European Championship 2017 - Athen GRE - Start today, with NorAm participation The 420 European Championship begins In Athens today with the Practice Race. 56 Girls' teams, also from non-European countries such as Canada, Japan, Malysia, Thailand or the USA, are on the entry list. In the 420 Open, 76 teams from 25 nations and 5 continents will participate.
The entry lists and the official preview.
Racing can be followed over a live ticker.
Monday, July 24, 2017   (Image © Beau Outteridge)

Moth - Italian Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - Final results, Goodison GBR clear winner

 Moth - Italian Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - Final results, Goodison GBR clear winner The Laser Olympic Champion 2008 Paul Goodison GBR added yesterday three more bullets on his result sheet clearly winning the Italian Championship on Lake Garda. No doubt, that he will be one of the top favorites for the World Championship beginning on Wednesday at the same venue. Robert Greenalgh GBR followed on rank 2, Nathan Outteridge AUS advanced on the 3rd place. The America's Cup winner Peter Burling NZL, who did not compete in the last two races, is on position 34.
The ranking list and the videos.
Monday, July 24, 2017   

Optimist - Summer Camp - Davoser SSC - Final results, Robert Ulmer USA 2nd

 Optimist - Summer Camp - Davoser SSC - Final results, Robert Ulmer USA 2nd Last Saturday, the traditional Optimist Summer Camp in Davos SUI, 5000 ft above sea-level, was concluded, an event launched in 1970 and starting point of many sailing careers.
Winner after 4 races organised during the training camp was Luis Zimmerli SCC ahead of Robert Ulmer USA and Samuel Berther SCC. On rank 4 followed Lisa Gailland CVVT as best girl.
The ranking list.
 
Top News – Sunday, July 23, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017   

Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 3, qualification phase concluded

 Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 3, qualification phase concluded Light and shifty winds made racing difficult yesterday during the last races of the qualification phase. The boys' fleet sailed two, the Girls only one race.
Julia Büsselberg GER and Giorgi Cingolani ITA are jointly on top of the Girls. Federica Cattarozzi ITA is new on the 3rd place.
In the Boys fleet, Yilkan Timursah TUR is now the sole leader. Cesare Barabino ITA on rank 2 is the best U16 participant. Finn O'Dea IRL is new on rank 3. Man of the day was Félix Baudet SUI, winning both heats of his Group and advancing on rank 5 overall.
The news with results.
Sunday, July 23, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran, Flying Phantom - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - Barcelona ESP - Day 3

 GC32-Catamaran, Flying Phantom - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - Barcelona ESP - Day 3 Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series continued in Barcelona yesterday in the well-established seabreeze with 10 races.
'Oman Air' with Phil Robertson NZL moved up on rank 1 with three race wins. 'Red Bull Sailing Team' with Roman Hagara AUT on rank 2 follows 6 points behind. Another 4 points back is now 'SAP Extreme Sailing' with Adam Minoprio NZL on 3rd, while 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI dropped from rank 1 to 4th. In the final races of today, everything is possible in the rankings of the top four.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Sunday, July 23, 2017   

Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Final results, Team Tom Otte NED World Champions

 Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Final results, Team Tom Otte NED World Champions Tom Otte/Jeldau Van der Werf/Floor Otte NED are the new Yngling World Champions, and inspite of the fact, that they had the title prematurely before the last races, they completed the full program to the end. The fight for Silver and Bronze was fierce with Lucas Lier DEN on rank 2 ahead of Thorstern Schutt GER on 3rd. 42 teams from 7 nations participated.
The ranking list and the event website.
Sunday, July 23, 2017   (Image © Barracuda)

Melges 32 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Final results, Edoardo Lupi ITA Champion

 Melges 32 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Final results, Edoardo Lupi ITA Champion The Melges-32 European Championship in Croatia ended yesterday with 4 races sailed in a perfect 18-20 kn breeze. Edoardo Lupi ITA (tactics Lorenzo Bressani ITA) remained on top winning the first title in the Class. Giangiacomo Serena ITA (Branko Brcin CRO) and Richard Goransson SWE (Vasco Vascotto ITA) grasped the other two Medals.
The ranking list and the news.
Sunday, July 23, 2017   

Moth - Italian Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - Day 1

 Moth - Italian Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - Day 1 The Moth Italian Championship on Lake Garda is held as a tune-up race to the World Championship beginning tomorrow Monday with most of the top favorites on the starting line. After 3 races, Paul Goodison GBR leads 2 points ahead of Robert Greenalgh GBR. On rank 3 follows Tom Burton AUS. 142 participants.
The ranking list and the video of the day.
 
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