International – Sunday, February 25, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018   

Ice Sailing - DN World & European Championship 2018 - Polen - another relocation

 Ice Sailing - DN World & European Championship 2018 - Polen - another relocation A passing depression with heavy snowfalls destroyed the hopes of the almost 200 iceboaters and made the finally selected lake for the Worlds- and European Championships near Glyzicko POL unusable. Therefore, the fleet is again underway and one hears that in Western Poland, a lake should be ready with black ice. The first start of the Europeans has been postponed to Monday.
The news.
The event facebook page.
Sunday, February 25, 2018   

Kiteboarding - Qualifier Youth Olympics - Dakhla MOR - Day 3

 Kiteboarding - Qualifier Youth Olympics - Dakhla MOR - Day 3 A fresh 20 to 25kn breeze filled finally in after two no-wind days in Dakhla MOR yesterday, and the Youth Olympic Qualification event was kicked-off. The best African and European qualify their countries for the Youth Games. Leader in the Boys Europe is Toni Vodisek SLO. Sofia Tomasoni ITA is first in the Girls' rankings.
All ranking lists and the news.
International – Saturday, February 24, 2018
International – Friday, February 23, 2018
International – Thursday, February 22, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018   

Ice-Sailing - DN World & European Championship - Lake Niegocin POL

 Ice-Sailing - DN World & European Championship - Lake Niegocin POL It was difficult for the Estonian organisers to find an appropriate venue for the DN Worlds but finally, Lake Niegocin in Poland is the frozen lake to go. On Sunday, the European Championship will begin. Here the preview.
2018 has been a difficult year for Iceboating in Europe. Already the Junior Worlds in Litovia was not optimal, as the competition was run on snow-covered ice. The video documents this event run on DN-sleds and Ice-Optimists.
International – Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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.
International – Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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.
International – 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 © 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.
International – 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 © 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.
International – 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   

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.
International – Friday, February 16, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018   

Optimist - Nations Cup - Palamo ESP - Day 1

 Optimist - Nations Cup - Palamo ESP - Day 1 After some delays, racing at the Palamos Nations' Trophy was initiated yesterday afternoon with one race sailed in a light 5kn wind. The big 550 boats' fleet is split in 5 groups.
The day's winners were William Pank GBR, Martin Atilla EST, Zou Schemmel FRA, Nora Garcia ESP (beste girl) and Simon Mille SUI (the best U13 helmsman).
The ranking list and the daily news.
The wind forecast for today is again very light with 5-8kn.
Friday, February 16, 2018   (Image © Johan Lérin)

Finn - International Week - Cannes FRA - Day 3

 Finn - International Week - Cannes FRA - Day 3 After two windy days, there was only a light 5kn breeze prevailing on Cannes Bay yesterday, but the leaders remained French in these conditions as well.
Guillaume Boisard FRA extended his overall lead with another race win. Laurent Hay FRA defended on 2nd with the day ranks 2 and 4. Liiv Harles EST stays on 3rd.
The ranking list and the photos.
Friday, February 16, 2018   (Image © Lloyd Images)

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

 Diam 24-Trimaran - Arabian Tour 2018 - Muscat OMN - Day 14 After yesterday's lay day and the relocation to Muscat, the final of the 2018 Arabien Tour is on the program today. At 6.30h UTC. the start to the final coastal race will be given, and tomorrow, the last short races are on the program.
'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA is the premature winner while 'EFG Bank Monaco' and Averda' will fight for rank 2. The coastal race can be followed live via GPS tracker and a live blog.
International – Thursday, February 15, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (Image © Johan Lérin)

Finn - International Week - Cannes FRA - Day 2

 Finn - International Week - Cannes FRA - Day 2 A rough season opening for the Finns on the second day of the Cannes International Week with a 15-20kn Southwind, waves and cold temperatures. Three races were held and Guillaume Boisard FRA dominated again with two bullets. His overall lead on Laurent Hay FRA is now 4 points. Haarles Liiv EST remained on rank 3 with a 13 points' backlog.
The ranking list.
Thursday, February 15, 2018   

Diam-24-Trimaran - Arabian Tour 2018 - Sur OMN - Day 13

 Diam-24-Trimaran - Arabian Tour 2018 - Sur OMN - Day 13 Three short races were on the program yesterday. Stevie Morrison GBR with his 'Arveda' was the winner of the day and as 3rd overall, he reduced the backlog on the 2nd-ranked 'EFG Bank Monaco' (Thierry Douillard FRA) to 2 points. 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA 10 points ahead is the premature overall winner of the Tour before the last stopover with a coastal race and three short races. Bernard Stamm SUI with his 'Cheminées Poujoulat' dropped on rank 6, but with a 2 points' deficit on rank 4 and one points on the 5th place, he can improve his ranking in the last races.
The news with ranking lists. Today is lay day in Oman.
Thursday, February 15, 2018   

Optimist - Nations Trophy - Palamos ESP - Start today with participants from CAN, MEX and the USA

 Optimist - Nations Trophy - Palamos ESP - Start today with participants from CAN, MEX and the USA After a week with training races and material tests, the Optimist Nations' Trophy begins today in Palamos ESP. Over the past years, the event has become gigantic with now 551 Optimists from 28 nations and 3 continents.
The entry list with participants from CAN, MEX and the USA (15!).
The event website.
International – Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018   

Diam-24-Trimaran - Arabian Tour 2018 - Sur OMN - Day 12

 Diam-24-Trimaran - Arabian Tour 2018 - Sur OMN - Day 12 Yesterday, the coastal race from Ras al Hadd to Sur was on the program, and 'Bejaflore' with Simon Bellet FRA as winner extended her lead in the overall rankings. 'Averda' with Stevie Morrison GBR finished 3rd, Bernard Stamm SUI, initially leading, followed on rank 3 and moved up on 4th overall. Today, short races will take place in Sur, to be followed live via race tracker and blog.
The news with results.
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