International – Saturday, April 21, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018   (Image © Tom Walker)

Match Racing - Congressional Cup 2018 - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 3

 Match Racing - Congressional Cup 2018 - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 3 Round Robin 2 went on yesterday with only two flights left at the end of the day. However, the four Semi Finalists are known: Dean Barker NZL is on top with a smashing 15-1 score. Taylor Canfield ISV and Johnie Berntsson SWE follow with 11-5 w/l each, and Ian Williams GBR (10-6) completes the final four sailing for the winners Jacket today.
The results.
International – Friday, April 20, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018   

Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 2

 Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 2 A solid seabreeze prevailed yesterday in Long Beach at the conclusion of Round Robin one and the frist two flights of Round Robin 2.
Dean Barker NZL was the outstanding winner of the first Round before he lost his first match in Round 2 ... and this against Eric Monnin SUI ! Already in Round on, the duel between the two was decided in a photo finish as the video reveals. Behind Barker NZL (10-1 w/l) follows new on rank 2 Sam Gilmour AUS (7-4). Johnie Berntsson SWE, Taylor Canfield ISV and Ian Williams GBR (all 6-5) are also well positiones for the Quarterfinal qualification. I
The results and the event website.
International – Thursday, April 19, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018   

420, 470 - National Printemps/CIMA - Martigues FRA - Day 4, Brugman/Brugman USA 14th

 420, 470 - National Printemps/CIMA - Martigues FRA - Day 4, Brugman/Brugman USA 14th The perfect sailing conditions stayed on yesterday at the 420/470 CIMA, where the 470 'National Printemps' ended to allow the teams qualified for the Hyères Worldcup event to move on to the Côte d'Azur to be ready next Sunday.
Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA were the clear winner after 10 races in the 470s with a 19 points' advantage on Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion FRA. On rank 3 followed Gelson Dzioubanov/Gustavo Thiensen BRA. Jennifer Poret/Camille Hautefaye FRA on rank 8 were the best women team. Brugman/Brugman USA followed on the 14th place.
The 420s continue the regatta today and tomorrow, split after 5 races sailed in a Gold- and Silverfleet. Solenza Mariani/Clara Olive FRA are 3 points ahead of Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA on 2nd before the final races. Tom Marson/Victor Herbert FRA advanced on rank 3.
The event website with all ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Thursday, April 19, 2018   

Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 1

 Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 1 Yesterday in Long Beach CA was day one of the 54th edition of the Congressional Cups with Round Robin 1, where 6 of the 9 flights were completed. Dean Barker NZL in his comeback was the outstanding dominator winning all six matches. With 4-2 wins followed Johnie Berntsson SWE, Taylor Canfield ISV and Sam Gilmour AUS on rank 2.
The results.
Thursday, April 19, 2018   

World Sailing - Midyear Meeting - London GBR - Olympic sailing in danger

 World Sailing - Midyear Meeting - London GBR - Olympic sailing in danger In early May, the World Sailing Midyear-Meeting will debate on the future of Olympic Sailing discussing the 10 events to be held as from the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris/Marseille. 65 submissions (follow Papers and Submissions) will be on the table and some of them suggest to replace half of the existing events ! Popular classes with considerable local and national fleets such as the Finn, 470s shall be eliminated and be replaced by events such as kiteboarding, two-person offshore racing or team racing. Some of them are far from reality on elite sailing around the World as e.g. the one from US Sailing.
An extensive report by sail-world.com critised the confusing process initiated by the federation. Read also two comments of the past-ISAF President Paul Henderson CAN 'world-sailing-has-it-wrong' and 'an important perspective' on this subject.
International – Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018   

Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Mondial du vent - Leucate FRA - Day 1

 Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Mondial du vent - Leucate FRA - Day 1 Yesterday, the 'Mondial du vent', a 5-day-happening of the wind- and kitesurfers, began in Leucate FRA at the Mediterranean Sea. Absent was the wind and only some demonstration flights of towing kiters could be seen. In addition to the competition on the water, an attractive race village with all The news and the videos on the event website
International – Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018   

Laser - National de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Final results, Hugues Haddon USA 6th

 Laser - National de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Final results, Hugues Haddon USA 6th The Laser Spring Championship in La Rochelle was well attended, especially in the Radials, where a number of athletes benefitted from this start opportunity between the important Palma and Hyères events.
Luc Chevrier FRA won in the Lasers Standard ahead of Arthur Barrué FRA. In the Radials, Mathilde de Kerangat FRA was first followed by Elena Vorobeva CRO and Sofiane Karim FRA. Hugues Haddon USA finished 6th. In the Lasers 4.7, Thomas Faure FRA was clearly ahead with 4 bullets in 5 races.
The event website with the ranking lists, and the event facebook page with news and videos.
International – Monday, April 16, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018   

Star - Western Hemisphere Championship 2018 - Key Biscayne FL, USA - Final results

 Star - Western Hemisphere Championship 2018 - Key Biscayne FL, USA - Final results The two final races of the 2018 Star Western Hemisphere Championship were held in a fresher southeast wind around 15-18kn, perfect conditions for the physically strong 25-year-old Finn crack Jorge Zarif BRA with Guilherme De Almeida BRA winning both heats and climbing on the podium with Bronze. With a perfect final down wind in the last race moving up from 8th to 4th, Lars Grael/Samuel Goncalves BRA defended their overall lead ahead of Paul Cayard/Arthur Lopes USA finishing 2nd with a 3 points backlog.
The ranking list and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
Monday, April 16, 2018   

Team Racing - Baldwin Cup - Newport Beach - final results

After wind delays, tight racing, and a finish that raced the sunset in Newport Beach, NHYC 'Thunder' has re-taken the Baldwin Cup! After a humbling defeat from NHYC 'Lightning' last year in the semis, NHYC 'Thunder' has won it all in three races against 2013 Champions Larchmont YC to win the 2018 Baldwin Cup Team. Among the participants were the YC Costa Smeralda from Italy and the Royal Thames YC from the UK. The results and the event blog
Monday, April 16, 2018   

Various classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth, final results

Yesterday, the final act for 9th edition of the Voiles de Saint-Barth took place in a challenging 25–27kn wind gusts in the low 30s and big seas. The Maxi and Multihull classes raced 28 miles, while CSA 1 and 2 covered 22 miles, and CSA 3 fought it out over a course of 18 miles. These robust conditions were helpful to some and complicated life for others, resulting in some major changes in the standings. Yet at the end, there were seven great winners that sailed to glory.
The results, the official website and a video of the final day.
Monday, April 16, 2018   

Match Racing - 2018 Ficker Cup - Long Beach CA - final results

The Kiwi Dean Barker USA, steering the NYYC 'America Magic' with Terry Hutchinson USA as tactician dominated the 2018 Ficker Cup, to win this Grade Two World Sailing regatta, and advance to the Congressional Cup, which runs April 16 to 22, 2018. Also qualifying for the Congressional Cup is Johnie Berntsson, SWE, who finished second in the three-day regatta, which was founded by Long Beach Yacht Club in 1980 to honor legendary yachtsman Bill Ficker.
The results
Monday, April 16, 2018   

Etchells -Southern Area Championship, Cowes GBR

Lawrie Smith / Richard Parslow / Goncalo Ribeiro / Will Heritage GBR finished first at the Etchells Southern Area Championship organised by the Royal Thames YC in Cowes GBR. David Franks GBR and his team followed on 2nd with the same number of points as the winner. Matt Hannaby GBR and his team completed the podium. 12 boats were racing. The ranking list.
International – Sunday, April 15, 2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018   

Laser Radial - European Youth Championship 2018 - Balatonföldvar HUN - Final results, Patton BER with Bronze

 Laser Radial - European Youth Championship 2018 - Balatonföldvar HUN - Final results, Patton BER with Bronze No wind on the final day of the Laser Radial Youth European Championship on Lake Balaton and Matilda Talluri ITA and Guido Gallinaro ITA were proclaimed European Youth Champions 2018.
In the Girls Silver behind Talluri ITA went also to Italy with Federica Catterazzi ITA 4 points ahead of Valerya Lomatschenko RUS.
Guido Gallinaro ITA terminated the Boys Championship with a considerable advantage on Marcelo Cairo ESP. Bronze went to Campbell Patton BER. Julian van den was 67th, Kai Leslie RSA 111th and Taj Maxwell BER on 142th.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the exceptionally well edited videos.
Sunday, April 15, 2018   (Image © Thom Touw)

Laser 4.7 - European Youth Championship 2018 - Patras GRE - Final results

 Laser 4.7 - European Youth Championship 2018 - Patras GRE - Final results The Laser 4.7 Youth European Championship in Greece was concluded yesterday.
In the Girls, Giorgia Cingolani ITA climbed on rank one in the last race ahead of Eline Verstraelen BEL at equal points with Silver. Ursula Balas CRO dropped on rank 3.
In the Boys, the title went to Cesare Barabino ITA. Emilios Monos GRE and Dikaios Kerkoulas GRE grasped Silver and Bronze.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Sunday, April 15, 2018   

Star - Western Hemisphere Championship 2018 - Key Biscayne FL, USA - Day 4

 Star - Western Hemisphere Championship 2018 - Key Biscayne FL, USA - Day 4 Sun and a 10-14kn seabreeze made race on Biscayne Bay again perfecr. The two races of the day did not change the overall rankings. Lars Grael/Samuel Goncalves BRA start to the final races today with a 4 points' lead on Paul Cayard/Arthur Lopez USA. Augie Diaz USA/Bruno Prada BRA are new on rank 3. The ranking list, the event website and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
Sunday, April 15, 2018   

Match Racing - Ficker Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 2

The Ficker Cup is underway in Long Beach CA, a qualification event for the forthcoming Congressional Cup. The two best-ranked will be qualified for the most traditional Cup taking place in a week from now.
Clear 12-1 leader is Dean Barker NZL in his comeback to real matchracing representing the America's-Cup-Team 'American Magic' together with Terry Hutchinson USA as tactician. On rank 2 follows Johnie Berntsson SWE with an 11-2 score.
The news.
International – Saturday, April 14, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018   (Image © Cserto Gobor)

Laser Radial - Youth European Championship 2018 - Balatonföldvar HUN - Day 5

 Laser Radial - Youth European Championship 2018 - Balatonföldvar HUN - Day 5 Day 5 of the Laser Radial Youth Europeans on Lake Balaton and for the first time a fresher 15-18kn wind prevailed. After a long 8-hour-day and 20 general recall, the Boys had 3, the Girls 2 races more on their score sheet.
Guido Gallinaro ITA defended his first place in the Boys' rankings with an 11 points' lead on Marcelo Cairo ESP best of the day with the ranks 2/5/3. On rank 3 follows now Campbell Patton BER.
In the Girls, Matilda Talluri ITA as best of the day has taken rank 1 ahead of Federica Cattarozzi ITA on 2nd. Valerya Lomatchenko RUS moved up on the 3rd place thanks to a race win.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, April 14, 2018   

Star - Western Hemisphere Championship 2018 - Key Biscayne FL, USA - Day 2

 Star - Western Hemisphere Championship 2018 - Key Biscayne FL, USA - Day 2 Lighter winds as on the opening day - 8-12kn - prevailed yesterday at the Western Hemisphere Championship on Biscyane Bay and the planned two races were held, again with Lars Grael/Samuel Goncalves BRA as best of the day with the ranks 3 and 1, extending their lead on 8 points. New on rank 2 are Paul Cayard/Arthur Lopes USA. On rank 3 follows the Finn crack Jorge Zarif BRA (with Guilherme De Almeida BRA) in his second participation in the Starclass.
The results, the daily news and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
Saturday, April 14, 2018   

Laser - Nationale de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Day 2, Hugues Haddon USA 3rd

 Laser - Nationale de Printemps - La Rochelle FRA - Day 2, Hugues Haddon USA 3rd The Laser Spring Championship in La Rochelle has been underway for all three classes, and in the Radials, the participation is international as numerous top sailors benefit from this event for an additional start between the top events in Palma and Hyères. Two races have been completed so far.
In the Lasers Standard, Luc Chevrier FRA won both heats. Arthur Barrué FRA follows on rank 2. In the Radials, Elena Vorobeva CRO is first closely followed by Sofian Karim FRA. On rank 3 follows Hugues Haddon USA. Leader in the Lasers 4.7 is Thomas Faure FRA with two bullets.
All ranking lists, the event facebook page with photos and the event website.
International – Friday, April 13, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018   

Star - Western Hemisphere Championship - Miami FL, USA - Day 1

 Star - Western Hemisphere Championship - Miami FL, USA - Day 1 The 2018 Star Class Western Hemisphere Championship, one of five Silver Star events of the Class, kicked off yesterday on Biscayne Bay. On a sunny day, the 37 Starboats from 9 nations completed two races with a great easterly breeze from 15 to 18 knots, Lars Grael/Samuel Goncalves BRA finishing 1st and 2nd took over the lead. In the cumulative results, Lars Grael/Samuel Goncalves BRA are first ahead of Jorge Zarif/Guilherme De Almeida BRA and at some distance Peter Vessella/Phil Trinter USA. The official website and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
Similar weather is forecasted for today with the start of the first of two races planned at 11am local time.
International – Thursday, April 12, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018   

Olympic Worldcup 2019/2020 - Genova ITA will replace Hyères FRA !

 Olympic Worldcup 2019/2020 - Genova ITA will replace Hyères FRA ! World Sailing informed yesterday, that in 2019 and 2020, Genova ITA will replace Hyères FRA as the European venue for the Olympic Classes Worldcup. Hyères, much appreciated because of its perfect infrastructure and mostly excellent wind conditions is out. France remains a Worldcup address as the Worldcup Final will be held in Marseille, the Olympic sailing venue 2024.
The news.
International – Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018   

Ice-Sailing - DN Asian Championship - Lake Baikal RUS - Final results

 Ice-Sailing - DN Asian Championship - Lake Baikal RUS - Final results The DN-Iceboating season was concluded in Asian Russia with the Asian Championship.
Winner after three runs was Jarek Radzki POL ahead of Lukasz Zakrzewski POL. Philippe Durr SUI finished 14th, Fredy Rudolf SUI followed on rank 24. The Goldfleet ranking list and the illustrated report with all results (links at the end of the report)
International – Monday, April 9, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018   

J/70 - Cup 2018 - San Remo ITA - Final results

 J/70 - Cup 2018 - San Remo ITA - Final results The stormy Eastwind all over the Riviera and Cote d'Azur during these days inhibited sailracing yesterday at the San Remo J/70-Cup. The days before since last Friday, 5 races have been completed in light to moderate winds.
Alberto Rossi ITA (tactics Branko Brcin SLO) and his team finished first ahead of Gianfranco Noe ITA and Claudia Rossi ITA. 59 teams from 9 nations. The ranking list, the news and the event facebook page with videos and photos.
Monday, April 9, 2018   

RS Feva - 2018 World Championship, Clearwater FL, final day

The wind was a no-show on the fifth and final day of the 2018 RS Feva World Championship in Clearwater FL and there was therefore no change on top of the rankings after 13 races sailed as. Ben Hutton-Penman/Abi Jayasekara (GBR) finished first six points ahead of om Storey/Rupert Jameson (GBR). The first USA team with Dieter Creitz/Conrad Miller (USA) remained on third. Finishing eighth overall and winning the ladies title was Annie Hammett/Emma Wells (GBR). Racing was held from April 4 to 8.
The ranking list, the event website and the event facebook page with photos.
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