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News – Monday, July 25, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Start today

 29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Start today The 29er World Championship on the Ijssel-Meer began yesterday with the Practice Race sailed in a 5 kn wind. Today, 228 teams from 28 nations will start to the Championship with most probably good sailing conditions in a 15 kn wind.
The event website.
Monday, July 25, 2016   

Various classes - Travemuende Week - Travemuende GER - Day 2

 Various classes - Travemuende Week - Travemuende GER - Day 2 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.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Monday, July 25, 2016   

Optimist - Championnat d'été - Loctudy FRA - Final results

 Optimist - Championnat d'été - Loctudy FRA - Final results The Optimist Summer Championship in Loctudy, southern Bretagne, ended last Friday. First after 4 races were at equal points Keo Devo FRA, Tangi le Goff FRA and the World Champion Max Wallenberg SUI, all with three race wins in their Groups. The tie was broken in favour of Keo Devo FRA with the best discard result (rank 2). 178 participants from 5 nations were present.
The ranking list.
Monday, July 25, 2016   (Image © Ian Roman)

AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Portsmouth GBR - Final results

 AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Portsmouth GBR - Final results Yesterday on 'Super Sunday', the Portsmouth AC Series continued with the double-point races. Ben Ainslie GBR with his 'BAR' was the final winner much applauded by the big crowd attending the event. The report. Once more, the format of the AC Series was critisized, as the proximity to the shore to bring attractivity for the spectators can distort the results. This time, 'Team New Zealand' was handicapped colliding with a mooring buoy trailing below the surface. The video.
The daily news (without results).
Monday, July 25, 2016   (Image © Christophe Breschi)

Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 1

 Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 1 The Mini 650 fleet started in the Sables d'Olonne yesterday by noon in a light wind to leg one direction the Azores with the favorite Ian Lipinski POL on his round-bow Proto already in the lead at the first control mark. The event website however is not yet in full service as neither the race tracker nor the results page have been activated up to now. The daily news.
 
News – Sunday, July 24, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016   (Image © Gerolamo Acquarone)

420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Final results - Gold for Portugal, Italy and Greece

 420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Final results - Gold for Portugal, Italy and Greece The windy Friday conditions persisted also yesterday at the Ligurian Coast. After the Qualifier Series sailed in light winds only, the fresh breeze in all Final Series races so far mixed up the rankings considerably.
The leaders in the Open/Men rankings changed again on the last day of the competition and the new World Champions are - thanks to a solid performance yesterday (5/3/7) - Diogo Costa/Pedro Costa POR. The team of the day (1/2/2) were Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA progressing on rank 2. Vasilios Gourgiotis/Orestis Batsis GRE earned Bronze.
With the ranks 4/4/3, Francesca Russo/Alice Linussi ITA replaced the leading Maria Bover/Clara Llabres ESP on top in the Women rankings. The Bronze Medal went to Maria-Vittoria Marchesini/Cecilia Fedel ITA.
No changes however in the U17 classification: Telis Anathasopoulos/Dimitrios Tassios GRE were the strongest team also on the last day of the event taking the title wit a 15 points lead on Eduard Ferrer/Carlos De Maqua ESP. On rank 3 followed Enzo Balanger/ Gaultier Tallieu FRA. Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA, best Girls' team, finished 4th.
All results, the daily news and the videos.
Sunday, July 24, 2016   (Image © Ian Roman)

AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Portsmouth GBR - day 1

 AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Portsmouth GBR - day 1 The GBR Round of the America's Cup World Series began yesterday in Portsmouth GBR. Sun and light winds prevailed and the races close to the shore were followed by a big crowd. Ben Ainslie GBR and his 'BAR' team won two out of the three races taking the interim's lead. The report.
Sunday, July 24, 2016   

 The ORC World Championship in Copenhagen was concluded yesterday with a last race sailed in a light wind. The final winners are: ORC-A Vadim Yakimenko RUS with his TP 52 'Freccia Rossa', ORC-B Claus Landmark NOR on a Landmark 43, ORC-C Jascha Bach NED on an Italia 9.98.
All ranking lists and the final report.
 
News – Saturday, July 23, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016   (Image © Gerolamo Acquarone)

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

 420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 5 After 4 days with light winds, a fresher breeze of over 15 kn filled in yesterday, allowing to complete three races per fleet what substantially changed the rankings.
New on top of the Open classification are now Theo Carayon/Erwan Lucas FRA, as the former leaders Jim Vincent/Victor Mas FRA dropped on rank 9 with high two-digit results. Diego Costa/Pedro Costa POR follow 10 points behind on rank 2, and another 8 points back share Marc Lladó/ Antoni Massanet ESP and Fausto Cruz/Martin Arroyo ARG the 3rd place.
New leaders in the Women are María Bover/Clara Llabrés ESP 11 points ahead of Francesca Russo/Alice Linussi ITA. Maria Vittoria Marchesini/Cecilia Fedel ITA new on the 3rd position are another 8 points behind.
No change however on top of the U17 rankings with Telis Athanasopoulos/Dimitris Tassios GRE extending their lead on 15 points. Eduard Ferrer/Carlos De Maqua ESP are new on rank 2 and 3 points behind follow Enzo Balanger/Gaultier Tallieu FRA. The former leaders Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA dropped on rank 4 with a 32 points' backlog on rank 3, all chances for the podium have gone.
Today, the Open and Women fleet will sail the last two races, again in fresh wind. The U17 Youth will even sail three heats. All results, 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

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 6 - Gruissan FRA - Day 1 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.
The results and the daily news.
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   

Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Final results

 Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Final results The final outcome at the Dragon European Championship in St-Petersburg RUS was very close. Anatoly Loginov/Vadim Statsenko/Alexander Shalagin RUS grasped the title ahead of Stephan Link/Frank Butzmann/Michi Lipp GER at equal points. Only 2 points back finished Markus Brennecke/Jochen Schümann/Theis Palm GER on rank 3. Markus Wieser GER/UAE and his team on 4th missed the podium by 2 points only.
The results and the event facebook page with videos.
Saturday, July 23, 2016   

Yngling - World Championship 2016 - Wolfgangsee AUT - Final Day

 Yngling - World Championship 2016 - Wolfgangsee AUT - Final Day 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.
The results and the final rankings.
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.
 
News – Friday, July 22, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016   

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

After a start postponement, the Final Series went underway at the 420 Worlds in San Remo ITA in a moderate breeze, and the Open fleet sailed two, the Girls and U17 fleet one race each.
With a 2nd race rank, Maria Caba/Pilar Caba ESP took the overall lead in the Girls rankings, but the positions 1 to 4 are separated by 3 points only with Francesca Russo/Alice Linussi ITA on 2nd only one point back. The winners of the race Maria Bover/Clara Llabes ESP advanced on rank 3, and also Julia Szmit/Hanna Dzik POL on 4th will have a say in the battle for the title.
Jim Vincent/Victor Mas FRA extended their lead in the Open rankings. Theo Carayon/Erwan Lucas FRA on rank 2 are now 7 points behind. Fausto Cruz/Martin Arroyo ARG as 3rd have a backlog of already 24 points.
Leader change in the U17-classification where Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA replaced the leading Telis Athanasopoulos/Dimitis Tassios GRE on rank 1. Separated by 2 points only, the title will go to either one, as the 3rd-ranked Eduard Ferrer/Carlos De Maqua ESP are already 13 points behind.
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

 Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Final results - Gold for Germany and Italy 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.
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.
The event facebook page with all ranking lists and the interviews with the Champions.
Friday, July 22, 2016   

Olympic News from Great Britain - The British Sailing Team - an exceptional video

The British Sailing Team has been for years among the best nations world-wide in Olympic Sailing with Medal contenders in all ten events, also at the forthcoming Regatta in Rio. The Finn sailor Giles Scott GBR e.g. has dominated the Class since the 2012 Games and only exceptional circumstances would prevent him from winning Gold.
The Royal Yachting Association presents this year's team in a special video. Have a look ! and see also the individual portraits of the Medal candidates.
Friday, July 22, 2016   

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 5 - Roses ESP - Day 12

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.
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 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.
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 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.
The results and the event facebook page with the videos.
 
News – Thursday, July 21, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016   (Image © Gerolamo Acquarone)

420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 3

 420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 3 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.
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.
On top of the U17-classification are Telis Athanasopoulos/Dimitrios Tassios GRE, but Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA are only one point behind. .
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of day 2.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   

Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Day 5

 Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Day 5 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.
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.
The event facebook page with all ranking lists.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   

Olympic News from Italy - Doping suspense for Roberta Caputo ITA

 Olympic News from Italy - Doping suspense for Roberta Caputo ITA Roberta Caputo ITA, selected for the 470 women event at the Rio Olympics, was detected positive in a doping control during a training session having used Clostebol (a hormon for muscle build-up). She was immediately suspended. Nevertheless, the Italian women 470 will participate in Rio with Elena Berta ITA as new helmswoman with Alice Sinno ITA as crew. The report.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   (Image © Elena Razina)

Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Day 3

 Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Day 3 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.
The results and the event website.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   (Image © Jasper Van Staveren)

F16-Catamaran - World Championship 2016 - Knokke BEL - Day 3

 F16-Catamaran - World Championship 2016 - Knokke BEL - Day 3 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. The ranking list and the event website.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   

Yngling - World Championship 2016 - Wolfgangsee AUT - Day 3

 Yngling - World Championship 2016 - Wolfgangsee AUT - Day 3 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 news with results.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   

ORC - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 4

 ORC - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 4 The ORC World Championship has been underway in Copenhagen since last Sunday. Yesterday, racing had to be abandoned due to lack of wind. After 4 valid races, the interim's leaders in the different categories are: ORC-A-classification (>17m) Yakimenko Vadim ITA on a TP52, ahead of Erik Berth DEN and Frederik Alexandersson SWE, both on a Swan 45, ORC-B-classification Klaus Landmark NOR on a Landmark 43, ORC-C-classification Jascha Bark NED on a Italia 9.98.
The event website.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   

America's Cup News - Ernesto Bertarelli SUI inductee to the America’s Cup Hall of Fame

 America's Cup News - Ernesto Bertarelli SUI inductee to the America’s Cup Hall of Fame Last Tuesday, the Herreshoff Marine Museum announced the 2016 inductees to the America’s Cup Hall of Fame, one of them Ernesto Bertarelli SUI, two-time winner of the Cup in 2003 and 2007 and runner up in 2010. The America’s Cup Hall of Fame was founded in 1992 as an arm of the Herreshoff Marine Museum by Halsey Herreshoff, a four-time America's Cup defender and grandson of legendary yacht designer Nathanael G. Herreshoff. Over eighty legends of the Cup have been inducted into the Hall. The 2016 America’s Cup Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on October 21 at the New York Yacht Club. The announcement.
 
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