International – Sunday, May 28, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017   

AC-50-Catamaran - Louis Vuitton Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 1

 AC-50-Catamaran - Louis Vuitton Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 1 The 35th America’s Cup finally started on Saturday (27th May) afternoon with the first six races of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, and the action on the water more than certainly lived up to expectations, as excitement and drama aplenty unfolded on Bermuda’s Great Sound, in what proved a particularly positive first day for the Cup Defender 'Oracle Team USA'. All teams completed two races and 'Oracle' with Jimmy Spithill AUS was the only one to win both heats, the second one against 'Emirates Team New Zealand' with an 8 sec advantage only. After a major split, Spithill AUS was able to reduce a 20 sec deficit, create an inside overlap on Gate 5 and after luffing Burling NZL to almost a halt, the Kiwis were on the losing edge. Surprisingly, 'Artemis' with Nathan Outteridge AUS impressive in the tune-up races was defeated by 'Team BAR' with Ben Ainslie GBR. In their second race of the day, the Brits collided with the Japanes team 'Softbank' with Dean Barker NZL, were penalised and had no chance to come back in the short race. Both shore teams had much work during the past night.
The detailed news with results, the videos and Paul Cayard's comments.
Sunday, May 28, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Final results

 Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Final results The 2017 Delta Lloyd Regatta on the Ijsselmeer was concluded yesterday with the Medal Races of the 49er,s 49ersFX, Lasers Radial and RS:X windsurfers again in perfect sailing conditions and summery temperatures.
The Skiffs sailed three Medal Races and the winners in the 49ers are Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER who defended their first place ahead of Jorge Lima/José-Luis Costa POR 2nd and Eric Heil/Thomas Plössel GER moving up on 3rd. No change on top of the 49ersFX: Enia Nincevic/Peiar Cupac CRO won ahead of Annemiek Bekkering/Jeske Kisters NED and John Pink/Sophie Ainsworth GBR. The new Final races format in the wiindsurfer (here the report) has been disasterous for the leader during the whole week Kiran Badloe NED, who was relegated on the final rank 6. Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED is the overall winner ahead of Oël Pouliquen FRA and Matteo Evangelisti ITA.
All Ranglisten, der ranking lists and the videos.
Sunday, May 28, 2017   

Optimist, 29er, Laser 4.7 & Radial, Nacra 15 - Dutch Youth Regatta - Workum NED - Day 3

 Optimist, 29er, Laser 4.7 & Radial, Nacra 15 - Dutch Youth Regatta - Workum NED - Day 3 The Dutch Youth Regatta continued yesterday on a sunny day with moderate winds between 10 and 15 kn.
The huge Optimist fleet sailed the first Final Series races split in Gold-, Silver-, ...... fleets. First after three race is Antonia Schultheis MLT ahead of her brother Richard Schultheis MLT. On rank 3 follows Daniel Cante SLO. The former leader Peter Foley USA on 4th remains a candidate for the overall win. The rest of the fleet is 31 points and more back. First in Group B (U-11) is Lenny Hofmann NED ahead of Marko Gomercic GER.
After 8 races in the Nacra 15 catamarans, the leader is the Optimist World Champion Max Wallenberg SUI with Amanda Björk SUI as crew. In the Laser 4.7, Annabelle Westerhof NED and Teun In der Maur NED share the lead at equal points. Felix Baudet SUI, on top after day 1, dived on rank 16 after three premature starts. In the Lasers Radial, Junrui Li SIN is on the first place with a 10 points' advantage on Olin Houtman NED. In the 29ers, Théo Revil/Gautier Guevel FRA are on top with a 28 points' advantage.
All ranking lists, the news and thevideos.
Sunday, May 28, 2017   (Image © Elena Giolai)

5o5, Dyas, Korsar - Riva-Cup - Riva ITA - Final results, 1 and 2 for USA in 5o5

 5o5, Dyas, Korsar - Riva-Cup - Riva ITA - Final results, 1 and 2 for USA in 5o5 The Riva Cup of the three traditional classes ended yesterday with 2 more race.
Mike Holt/Carl Smith USA and the veteran Howie Hamlin with Jeff Nelson USA - best of the day with the ranks 2 and 3 - provide for a US-American double victory. Wolfgang Hunger/Julien Kleiner GER follow on the 3rd place. Caroline Jacot/René Betschen SUI finished 21st, Cedric Barth/Philippe Jacot SUI 25th among the 44 teams. The 5o5 ranking list.
Superior winners in the Dyas were Andreas Linke/Andreas Malcher GER. In the Korsaren, Axel Oberemm/Gerd Linnemann GER took the overall win thanks to two bullets on the final day.
The event website.
International – Saturday, May 27, 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 4

 Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 4 Yesterday, the last Qualification Series races and for the Lasers Standard (see separate news) and 470s, the Medal Races, were held.
Pawel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS had a considerable advantage before the final race in the 470 and added another race win to clearly take the overall victory. Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED and Matteo Capurro/Matteo Puppo ITA completed the podium. In the 49ers, Tim Fischer/Fabien Graf GER have a solid 7 points lead on Jorge Lima/Jose-Luis Costa POR before today's Medal Race. In the crucial final race of the 49ersFX, a duel between Enia Nincevic/Peiar Cupac CRO and Annemiek Bekkering/Jeske Kisters NED will be on. In the RS:X men windsurfers, Kiran Badloe NED is the clear winner of the Qualification Series. Today, the Final Race of the 12 best is on the program.
All ranking lists, the news and the videos a.o. with Afrodite Zegers NED practicing as concert pianist.
Saturday, May 27, 2017   

Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 4 - Buckingham USA 2nd

 Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 4 - Buckingham USA 2nd The Lasers Standard were the first to conclude the Delta Lloyd Regatta yesterday evening with the Medal Race. Finishing 6th was good enough for Elliot Hanson GBR to defend his first place ahead of Charlie Buckingham USA who moved up on rank 2 overall after the final race, while the winner of the Medal Race Matthew Wearn AUS completed the podium. Max Gallant CAN finished 41st. The news with video.
The Lasers Radial will sail their Medal Race today. Manami Doi JPN is the clear leader 18 points ahead of Marit Bouwmeester NED who advanced on rank 2 with two bullets. Silvia Zennaro ITA 3 points behind in new on 3rd. Sarah Douglas CAN is 29th.
All ranking lists, the news and the videos.
Saturday, May 27, 2017   (Image © Elena Giolai)

5o5, Dyas, Korsar - Riva-Cup - Riva ITA - Day 2, NorAm dominance in the 5o5s

 5o5, Dyas, Korsar - Riva-Cup - Riva ITA - Day 2, NorAm dominance in the 5o5s Classic Lake Garda conditions prevailed on the first two days of the Riva-Cup and six races have been completed.
The 5o5s were dominated by North Americans: Mike Holt/Carl Smith USA lead with 3 bullets and a 7 points advantage on Wolfgang Hunger/Julien Kleiner GER. On the ranks 3 and 4 follow Howie Hamlin/Jeff Nelson USA and Bob Trennant/Steve Bourdouw CAN. 43 teams from 8 nations.
In the Dyas, Andreas Linke/Andreas Malcher GER won 5 of the 6 races.
In the 28 boats' Korsar fleet, a tight duel between Denis Troetschel/Jürgen Kruck GER and Axel Oberemm/Gerd Linnemann GER is taking place.
The event website with all ranking lists and the news. In addition, the video of the day has been posted on the event facebook page.
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International – Friday, May 26, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017   

AC-50-Catamaran - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 1 - Racing postponed

 AC-50-Catamaran - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 1 - Racing postponed Today, the first races of the Louis Vuitton Cup are on the program, but racing had to be postponed to Saturday as the wind forecast for today announces stormy 30 kn plus velocities. According to the new format in place, the Cup Defender i.e. 'Oracle' is allowed to participate in these qualification series. On June 11, the Challenger for the Cup will be determined in a Final Match. Here the program.
An opening media conference was held yesterday with the six skippers presenting their teams. Here the report with video interviews.
The event website.
Friday, May 26, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Delta lloyd Regatta 2017 - Medemblik NED - Day 3 with NorAms

 Olympic Classes - Delta lloyd Regatta 2017 - Medemblik NED - Day 3 with NorAms All classes sailed the full program in light winds and summery temperatures yesterday. Many position changes occurred. With a race win, Pawel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS reclaimed rank 1 in the 470s 2 points ahead of Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED. Another 2 points back are Nikolaus Kampelmühler/Thomas Czajka AUT excellently underway in their first 470 season. In the 49ers, Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER advanced again on rank 1 after a perfect day (1/1/3). Jorge Lima/Jose-Luis Costa POR are 2nd one point behind. In the 49erFX, Enia Nincevic/Peiar Cupac CRO defended their lead in front of Annemiek Bekkering/Jeske Kisters NED and Hannah Mills/Alan Sign GBR new on the ranks 2 and 3. Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA are 8th among the 26 starters. Kiran Badloe NED has moved up on rank 1 with two bullets yesterday in the RS:X man windsurfers with a 20 (!) points gap on the Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED. Gabriel Verrier-Paquette CAN is 22th. Please find the Laser news in the next news text.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the numerous videos.
Today, the Qualification Series will be concluded and already this evening, the first Medal Races are on the program.
Friday, May 26, 2017   

Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 3

 Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 3 Light winds prevailed yesterday making the day for the leading Matthew Wearn difficult. With a 25th race rank and a premature start disqualification, he dived on rank 11 overall. Fight for the Medal Race cut will be the theme of the day for him during the three races planned. Elliot Hanson GBR is now the sole leader but the gaps between the athletes are minimal. Tonci Stipanovic CRO on rank 2 is one point behind. Pavlos Kontides CYP is is back on 3rd thanks to the discarded result. Charlie Buckingham USA is 5th, 8 points behind the podium, and Max Gallant CAN 38th.
As best of the day, rank 5 and 1, Manami Doi JPN has taken the lead in the Lasers Radial at equal points with Tatjana Droszdowskaja BLR. Emma Plaesschart BEL 4 points back is now 3rd. The Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED on rank 9 has to fight for a Medal Race seat in today's last qualification races in her first international event since the Rio Games. Sarah Douglas CAN is 30th.
The Lasers will sail their Medal Races this evening already, to be followed on GPS tracking live.
All ranking lists.
International – Thursday, May 25, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2 with North Americans

 Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2 with North Americans After some start postponements, racing started yesterday afternoon in light and shifty winds allowing to complete the planned program.
In the joint men/women 470 rankings, the new leaders are now Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED one point ahead of the day's best (2/3) Nikolaus Kampelmühler/Thomas Czajka AUT on rank 2. Pavel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS descended on rank 3. In the 49ers, Jorge Lima/Jose-Luis Costa POR have taken the lead, and with two race wins, Yannick Lefebre/Tom Pelsmaekers BEL moved up on the 2nd place. The Olympia medalists Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER follow on the 3rd position. In the 49erFX, Enia Nincevic/Peiar Cupac CRO extended their lead slightly. John Pink/Sophie Ainsworth GBR remain on the 2nd place. Kate Shaner/Caroline Attwood USA are 15th among the 26 starters. Dorijan Van Rjsselberghe NED and 2 points back Kirian Badloe NED are on the ranks 1 and 2 in the RS:X men windsurfers. Jimmy Lebron CAN is 26th. Please find the Laser news in the next news text. The other Olympic classes do not compete due to lack of participants.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Thursday, May 25, 2017   

Optimist - Team Racing - Trofeo Rizzotti - Venedig ITA - Final results, USA dominance

 Optimist - Team Racing - Trofeo Rizzotti - Venedig ITA - Final results, USA dominance The four-boats' Optimist team of the Fort Lauderdale YC won the most important European Team-Race-Series in Venice ITA over the past weekend without a defeat, ahead of the Italian National Team beaten only by the Americans. With Mit Lisot New York, another US team finished on rank 3. The ranking lists and the news.
International – Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1

 Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1 Sun and favorable wind conditions around 15 kn prevailed yesterday in Medemblik at the Delta Lloyd Regatta and 2 or 3 races per class were completed.
The 470s are sailing in one fleet. Pavel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS won both heats and lead overall ahead of Matteo Capurro/Matteo Puppo ITA on 2nd and Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED as best women's team on 3rd. In the 49ers, Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER lead ahead of Jorge Lima/José-Luis Costa POR. John Pink/Sophie Ainsworth GBR are on top of the 49ersFX in front of Enia Nincevic/Igor Marenic CRO. The first all-women team are Dewi Couvert/Anette Duetz NED on the 3rd place. The Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rjsselberghe NED dominated the RS:X men windsurfer winning all three heats. The result of the Finns, Nacra17 and RS-X women were not yet available this morning.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
International – Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   

Laser Radial & Standard - Euromasters 2017 - Act 2 - Oostende BEL - Final results, Seidenberg USA 4th

 Laser Radial & Standard - Euromasters 2017 - Act 2 - Oostende BEL - Final results, Seidenberg USA 4th Three more races were sailed in both fleets yesterday, the final day of the Laser Euromasters in Oostende BEL.
Wilmar Groenendijk NED defended his lead in the Radials. The best of the day Martin Van Olffen NED moved up on the 2nd rank overall. Among the best of the day was also Peter Seidenberg USA, sailing in the 'Legends' category (above 70 years), who advanced on the 4th place overall among the 25 participants.
Thomas Müller GER is the overall winner in the Standards ahead of Rik Wolters NED. Alan Davies GBR and Wolfgang Gerz GER follow on the ranks 3 and 4.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   

Match Racing - World Ranking List - 18th may 2017, Canfield ISV 1st men, Roble USA 2nd women

 Match Racing - World Ranking List - 18th may 2017, Canfield ISV 1st men, Roble USA 2nd women The elite Match Race activity was low during the past 30 days and the World Rankings did not change much.
In the men's rankings, Taylor Canfield ISV keeps the lead ahead of Phil Robertson NZL and Matthew Jerwood AUS.
In the women's, Anna Kjellberg SWE is first ahead of Stephanie Roble USA and Camilla Ulrikkeholm DEN.
All rankings.
International – Monday, May 22, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Riva ITA - Final results, Ayres USA (with Mark Reynolds) 2nd

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Riva ITA - Final results, Ayres USA (with Mark Reynolds) 2nd During the final race of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series on Lake Garda yesterday, Carlo Fracassoli ITA discovered his direct challengers for victory way back in the fleet, and he allowed himself an early home time abandoning the race. 7 points is the advantage in the final rankings. Winning the last heat, Bruce Ayres USA (with Mark Reynolds USA) moved up on the 2nd place overall. Robert Bakoczy HUN defended his 3rd rank. 39 teams.
The ranking list, the event website and the video.
Monday, May 22, 2017   

5.5m - German & Dutch National Championship 2017 - Tutzing GER - Final results

 5.5m - German & Dutch National Championship 2017 - Tutzing GER - Final results The joint German and Dutch 5.5 mIJ Championships on Lake Starnberg were concluded yesterday with three races sailed in a very shifty Eastwind. Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI) added a 2nd and a 1st place to their result sheet and as premature champions did not start to the last race. Jürg Menzi SUI finished on the 2nd place, Arend Jan Pasman NED was 3rd.
The ranking list and the report of Christoph Burger SUI.
International – Sunday, May 21, 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017   (Image © Martinezstudios)

TP52 - World Championship 2017 - Scarlino ITA - Final results, Platoon GER ahead of Quantum USA

 TP52 - World Championship 2017 - Scarlino ITA - Final results, Platoon GER ahead of Quantum USA The TP52 World Championship 2017 in Scarlino ITA was concluded yesterday with a last race sailed in a 14-16 kn breeze. Finishing 2nd, 'Platoon' of Harm Müller-Spreer GER and John Kostecki USA as tactician protected their first position and grasped her first Worlds title. The defending champion 'Quantum Racing' with Bora Gulari USA and Terry Hutchinson USA earned Silver with a 5 points' deficit. Bronze wen to 'Azzurra' of Alberto Roemmers ARG.
The news with ranking list and the videos.
Sunday, May 21, 2017   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Act 2 - Riva ITA - Day 2, Ayers USA 4th

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Act 2 - Riva ITA - Day 2, Ayers USA 4th Act 2 of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series continued yesterday on Lake Garda with two races. Carlo Fracassoli ITA and his team defended their lead, and the best of the day Andrea Rachelli ITA and his team advanced on rank 2. Robert Bakoczy HUN is 3rd, Robert Ayers USA 4th among the 39 teams.
The ranking list. The news report has not yet been posted on the event website this morning.
International – Saturday, May 20, 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017   

TP52 - World Championship 2017 - Scarlino ITA - Day 6

 TP52 - World Championship 2017 - Scarlino ITA - Day 6 No changes occurred on top of the rankings after yesterday's two races sailed in moderate winds. 'Platoon' of Harm Müller-Spreer GER and tactician John Kostecki USA defended her lead and will start to the final races today with a 2 points' lead on 'Quantum Racing' with Bora Gulari USA and Terry Hutchinson USA. 'Aleghre' of Andre Soriano GBR and Andy Horton USA on 3rd are already 8 points behind.
The news with results and the video.
Saturday, May 20, 2017   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Act 2 - Riva ITA - Day 1

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Act 2 - Riva ITA - Day 1 The rainy weather delayed the start of the opening race of Act 2 of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2017, at the same time the Italian Championship. Only around 15h UTC, the situation normalized and the first heat could be held in a 10-14 kn Northwind. Carlo Fracassoli ITA was the winner ahead of Travis Weisleder USA and Tonu Toniste EST. As best (and only) Swiss, Jürg Hotz SUI followed on rank 15 among the 39 teams from 13 nations.
The ranking list and the daily news.
International – Friday, May 19, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017   

TP52 - World Championship 2017 - Scarlino ITA - Day 4

 TP52 - World Championship 2017 - Scarlino ITA - Day 4 A 23-miles long-distance race was on the program at the TP52 Worlds in Scarlino ITA yesterday. In a moderate breeze, 'Quantum Racing' with Bora Gulari USA/Terry Hutchinson USA was the winner ahead of 'Platoon' of Harm Müller-Spreer GER/John Kostecki USA. Finishing 3rd, 'Allegre' with Andres Soriano/Andy Horton USA advanced on rank 3 overall as well.
The news with results and the videos.
Friday, May 19, 2017   

Volvo Ocean Race - New boats for 2019

 Volvo Ocean Race - New boats for 2019 The Volvo Ocean Race Organisation has solved the question of whether its future should be monohull or multihull by opting for both. The introduction of a foil-assisted 60-foot (18.29 metre) monohull for the ocean legs plus an ultra-fast 32-50 foot (10-15m) flying catamaran for use inshore will elevate the race to the ultimate all-round test in professional sailing. These next generation One Design boats shall be introduced in 2019 and designed for use over at least six years. The news.
International – Thursday, May 18, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017   (Image © Martinezstudios)

TP52 - World Championship 2017 - Scarlino ITA - Day 3

 TP52 - World Championship 2017 - Scarlino ITA - Day 3 The TP52 World Championship in Scarlino ITA continued yesterday with three races sailed in moderate winds. Maintaining a high level of consistency through the tough day, ranks 3/2/2, Harm Müller-Spreer’s German-flagged team on 'Platoon' with John Kostecki USA calling the shots have taken over the lead with a cushion of three points ahead of defending world champions 'Quantum Racing' with the new helmsman Bora Gulari USA. Interesting, that the tactician Terry Hutchinson USA steers the boat during the starts.
The daily news and the ranking list. The competition can be followed live on the Internet beginning at noon UTC.
International – Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017   (Image © Martinezstudios)

TP52 - World Championship 2017 - Scarlino ITA - Day 1, Quantum USA leads

 TP52 - World Championship 2017 - Scarlino ITA - Day 1, Quantum USA leads Yesterday was the first day of the TP52 World Championship in Scarlino ITA. One race was completed late in the afternoon, as the start had been postponed due to instable, circling winds. The defending champion 'Quantum Racing' with Bora Gulari USA finished on top ahead of 'Platoon' of Harm Müller-Spreer GER with John Kostecki USA as tactician and 'Azzurra' of the Roemmers family, another favorite, on rank 3.
The news.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017   

America's Cup News - Hamilton BER - Crash between 'Team New Zealand' and 'BAR Racing'

 America's Cup News - Hamilton BER - Crash between 'Team New Zealand' and 'BAR Racing' At the start to the second practice race yesterday, Ben Ainslie GBR with his 'BAR Racing', taking up speed on the pin-end of the line, hit 'Team New Zealand' of Peter Burling NZL in the rear damaging the AC multihull with a major hole. The second out-of-control incident of 'BAR' after hitting the dock a few weeks ago. The news with video.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2017 - Slalom - Yokosuka JPN - Final results

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2017 - Slalom - Yokosuka JPN - Final results Only one week after the first 2017 Slalom Worldcup event in South Korea, the drivers met again, this time in Japan with almost no wind. Nevertheless, two heats have been completed. In the women's fleet, Sara Quita Offringa (NED/Aruba) dominated again with two race wins. In the men's, Julien Quentin FRA was the winner. As an entertainment, foiling races were sailed (not yet approved for the PWA Worldcup) and interestingly enough, the surfboards went flying in a breeze as little as 4 to 8 kn.
The video. Details, photos and ranking lists have been posted on the PWA website.
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