International – Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Final results - Gold for Pavlos Kontides CYP, Barnard and Buckingham USA 13th and 15th

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Final results - Gold for Pavlos Kontides CYP, Barnard and Buckingham USA 13th and 15th The second thunderstorm of the week at the Laser World Championships passing over Split CRO held the fleet on shore, destroying the gradient wind. The following light and unstable Eastwind did not allow to start racing on the final day of the event.
Pavlos Kontides CYP is therefore the new Laser World Champion. In 2012, Kontides was the first Cypriot athlete to win a an Olympic Medal. He has been training with the most successful Croate team for years and capitalized now on the experiences gained on the 'local' waters. The Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS earned Silver with 15 points' backlog. Only one point behind followed Matthew Wearn AUS on the 3rd place. Philipp Buhl GER on 4th missed a medal by 6 pts. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA, leader during the whole week, finished down on the 7th position. Chris Barnard USA is 13th, Charlie Buckingham USA 15th.
The report and the event website with videos.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2

 Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2 Moderate winds prevailed on Tuesday, second day at the RS:X Windsurfer World Championship in Japan. The women sailed three, the men two races.
Louis Giard FRA remained on top of the RS:X men with the ranks 2 and 5. With the worst result discarded and the ranks 1 and 2 in his group, Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI advanced on rank 2 overall, Pawel Tarnowski POL remains on rank 3.
In the RS:X women, the Chinese women Peina Chen CHN leads with a 1,3 pts advantage on on Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL. Yunxiu Lu CHN and Jiahui Wu CHN follow on the ranks 3 and 4.
The daily news and the video of the day.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   

6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 3, Hofmann USA 2nd Classic behind the King

 6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 3, Hofmann USA 2nd Classic behind the King A lack of wind cancelled racing yesterday at the 2017 Six Metre World Championships in Vancouver CAN. Before the last race day, Phillippe Durr SUI leads the Open Division by 3 pts over Andy Beadsworth GBR, while HM Don Juan Carlos de Borbón (ESP) leads the Classic Division by 4 pts ahead of Peter Hofmann USA.
The results and the event website.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   

6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 3

 6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 3 A complicated, challenging weather situation allowed just one race being sailed on the opening day of the Menorca TP52 Super Series Sailing Week, the crucial final event of the annual championship. The circuit leader 'Azzurra' (Roemers family ARG/ITA) finished first ahead of 'Gladiator' and 'Sled'. and sees them open their overall margin to 8 pts on 'Platoon' (Harm Müller-Spreer GER) and 10 pts on 'Quantum Racing' (Doug DeVos USA).
The daily news with results, videos and a full race replay.
International – Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 5, Barnard and Buckingham USA 13th and 15th

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 5, Barnard and Buckingham USA 13th and 15th The sailing conditions on the second day of the Laser Standard Worlds' Final Series were quite different with a 14-16 kn wind and big waves. The Goldfleet completed three, the Silver- and Bronzefleet two races.
After his dive from rank 1 on rank 7 the day before yesterday, Pavlos Kontides CYP came back strongly with the ranks 1/2/5 and reclaimed the first place overall 15 (!) points ahead of the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS. Another points behind is Matthew Wearn AUS on rank 3. Philipp Buhl GER on rank 4 has still an option on a medal. Chris Barnard USA and Charlie Buckingham USA 2 pts behind are on the rank 13 and 15.
The Goldfleet results, the daily news and the event website.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1 with NorAm participants

The RS:X Windsurfer World Championship 2017 began on the 2020 Olympic waters yesterday with two races per class. The overnight storm left the sea quite rough, but with 10-12 kn, the wind was down to moderate.
In the RS:X men, the interim's leader is Louis Giard FRA winning two races of his group. Makoto Tomizawa JPN follows 5 pts behind on rank 2. Only another point back are Pavel Tarnowski POL, Byron Kokkalanis GRE and Shahar Zubari ISR at equal points on the ranks 3 - 5. Juan Bosco Barba MEX is 29th, Gabriel Verrier-Paquette CAN is 73rd. No USA drivers.
In the RS:X women, Peina Chen CHN won both races and leads overall 2 pts ahead of Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL. Hongmai Shi CHN and Jiahui Wu CHN are at equal points on rank 3. Farrah Hall USA is 33rd.
The daily news and the video of the day.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   

6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 2, Hofmann USA 2nd Classic behind the King

 6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 2, Hofmann USA 2nd Classic behind the King Both fleets completed two races each on the second day of the 6 mR Worlds in Canada. Philipp Dürr SUI took the sole lead in the Moderns with two second race ranks. New on 2nd overall 3 pts behind is Andy Beadsworth GBR. Brian Mumford CAN is now 3rd. Twice on the 3rd place,
HM Don Juan Carlos de Borbón is now first in the Classic Division, 4 pts ahead of Peter Hofmann USA
The results and the event website.
International – Monday, September 18, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 4, Chris Barnard USA 22nd

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 4, Chris Barnard USA 22nd The first three Final Series races, the fleets racing on Gold and Silver rounds, were held at the Laser Worlds in Split yesterday in light winds.
With the ranks 2/1/10, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA took the overall lead 2 pts ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS, and another 2 pts back the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS, best of the day (1/1/5). Pavlos Kontides CYP had a bad day with the ranks 1/dnf/26 and dropped on rank 9. Chris Barnard USA is 22nd.
The ranking list, the daily news and the Laser website with videos.
Monday, September 18, 2017   

6 Meter Class World Championship 2017, Vancouver CAN, September 15-21, Race day 1, Peter Hofmann USA leads in Classic Division

 6 Meter Class World Championship 2017, Vancouver CAN, September 15-21, Race day 1, Peter Hofmann USA leads in Classic Division The 2017 Six Metre World Championships got underway for 45 teams representing 11 nations that have come to compete in either the Open Division or Classic Division. Two races were completed yesterday, with Phillippe Durr (SUI) and Ben Mumford (CAN) tied for the lead of the Open Division while Peter Hofmann (USA) has a one point lead over HM Don Juan Carlos de Borbón (ESP) in the Classic Division. The 8-race series is being held September 17-20. The event website with results, video replays and SAP Sailing Analytics.
International – Sunday, September 17, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 3, Barnard USA 19th

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 3, Barnard USA 19th The Laser Standard Worlds in Split CRO continued yesterday with two races sailed in a 20 kn wind. Pavlos Kontides CYP stayed on top of the rankings with another bullet. Three points behind follows the trio Matthew Wearn AUS, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA and Sam Meech NZL. Chris Barnard USA in now 19th, Robert Davis CAN 55th.
The results, the daily news and the event website.
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

J/70 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Final results, Duncan USA World Champion, Keane USA 2nd

 J/70  - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Final results, Duncan USA World Champion, Keane USA 2nd Fresh winds around 25 kn made the final day at the J/70 World Championship spectacular. Here the video. Peter Duncan USA and his team were again the team of the day with the ranks 1 and 3, and were crowned World Champions with a 15 points lead on Brian Keane USA. Luca Domenici ITA moved up on rank 3 on the last day.
The ranking lists and the final report.
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

Longtze - Alps Cup 2017 - Act 5 - Riva ITA - Day 2

 Longtze - Alps Cup 2017 - Act 5 - Riva ITA - Day 2 After the two races sailed on the opening day in a slackening Northwind, the sun was out yesterday and four races were completed in a 20-25 kn Ora. On top of the rankings, the positions seem to be taken. Jarmo Wieland SYH won all 4 heats and is clearly on rank 1 ahead of Michael Bergher GER, who is just one point in front of Markus Ziltener SUI.
The ranking list and a well-edited video cut from the making of the Alps-Cup in Riva. The Longtzes sail at velocities of up to 18 kn in these conditions !
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Final results

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Final results A 20 kn breeze prevailed also on the last day of the GC32 Racing Tour Act 4 in Corsica FRA. After the last Speed-Contest run - winner - 'Argo' of Jason Caroll USA reaching 21,25 kn - five more races were held. Bad luck for the clearly leading 'Malizia' of Pierre Cashiragi MON, caught at a mark in the 3rd race damaging the rudder forcing her to abandon the competition prematurely. This opened the way to an overall victory for 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI, defeating 'Argo' in a close fight by a two points' margin. Two points is the lead off the Swiss also in the overall tour rankings.The final Round of the Tour will be held in October in Marseille FRA.
The results, the news and the videos.
International – Saturday, September 16, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 2, Barnard USA 22nd

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 2, Barnard USA 22nd The 147 participants at the Laser Worlds had to wait for wind until 15 hrs p.m. UTC to start to the only race of the day in light winds with Pavlos Kontides CYP - winner of all three heats of his Group so far -, Matthew Wearn AUS and Eliott Hanson GBR on rank 1. In the overall rankings, Kontides CYP leads with a 4 points' advance on Sam Meech NZL. Sergey Komissarov RUS is new on rank 3, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA is now 4th. Chris Barnard USA advanced on the 22nd position with a 2nd race rank in his Group. Robert Davis CAN is 62nd.
The ranking list, the event website and the video of the opening day.
Saturday, September 16, 2017   

J/70 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 4, Duncan USA leads

 J/70  - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 4, Duncan USA leads The J/70 Championship in Porto Cervo continued yesterday with the fleet split in Gold- and Silver Rounds. Initially, the Mistral - around 20 kn - stayed on, but during the second race in the afternoon, a light Southwind filled in and the heat had to be abandoned.
Winner in the Goldfleet was Peter Cunningham CAY followed by Peter Duncan USA, who extended his overall lead on 10 points. New on rank 2 is Gustavo Martinez ESP, Claudia Rossi ITA descended on rank 3.
The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, September 16, 2017   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 3, Carroll USA 3rd

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 3, Carroll USA 3rd The fresh Mistral delayed the first starts yesterday and only late in the afternoon, two short races and the Speed-Challenge could be held. In a 10 kn wind, the fastest cat was 'Realteam' with an 18,32 kn chrono. Winner of the two races were '.film racing' of Simon Delzoppo AUS (tactics Leigh McMillan GBR) and 'Malizia', steered by the owner Pierre Cashiragi MON (tactics now Sébastien Col FRA). 'Malizia' is the overall leader 14 points ahead of 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI on 2nd, who recovered from the bad Thursday with the ranks 2 and 3 yesterday. Downers for 'Argo' of Jason Carroll USA with the ranks 5 and 6, relegating them on rank 3 overall. Today, last day of the event, more short races are on the program.
The results and the daily news.
International – Friday, September 15, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 1, Barnard USA 37th, Davis CAN 51st

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 1, Barnard USA 37th, Davis CAN 51st Light and variable winds between 6 and 10 kn prevailed on the first day of the Laser Standard World Championship in Split CRO and the 147 participants' fleet, split in three Groups, sailed 2 races each.
The Olympic medalist Pavlos Kontides CYP won both heats of his Group and took the overall interim's lead ahed of Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA, twice on 2nd. The 3rd place is shared by Sam Meech NZL, Giovanni Coccoluto ITA and Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR. Some favorites, among them Tonci Stipanovic CRO (a 17th race rank) and the defending Champion Tom Burton AUS (a 21st place) had already their first downers. Chris Barnard USA is 37th, Robert Davis CAN 51st.
The results and the daily news.
Friday, September 15, 2017   (Image © Kurt Arrigo)

J/70 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 3, Duncan USA leads

 J/70  - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 3, Duncan USA leads After two days' waiting because of the too strong Mistral, the J/70 World Championship on Sardinia finally begun yesterday with the 147 teams' fleet split in 3 Groups sailing 3 races in a 12-20 kn breeze. Finishing 1/3/1, Peter Duncan USA (tactics Judd Smith USA) took the interim's lead ahead of Claudia Rossi ITA (1/4/1) and Franco Rosserio ITA on 3rd. The best Swiss Alain Stettler SUI is 41st, Mathias Bermejo SUI follows on the 50th and Stefan Seger SUI on the 61st rank.
The ranking list, the daily news and the video of the day.
Friday, September 15, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Final results

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Final results Sarah-Quita Offringa NED/Aruba and Antoine Albeau FRA are the winners of the PWA Worldcup Slalom in Hvide Sande DEN. In a chaotic final, Sarah-Quita Offringa secured the overall victory inspite of a disqualification, as her Semifinal Group sailed the wrong course. Leading with rank one in view, Delphine Cousin FRA plunged in her first gybe and Offringa was the premature Slalom World Champion.
The light winds allowed only one Elimination and Antoine Albeau FRA remained clearly on top ahead of Mateo Iachino ITA and Ross Williams GBR.
The videos and all details on the PWA website.
Friday, September 15, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 2, Carroll USA 2nd

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 2, Carroll USA 2nd Still in fresh winds around 20 kn, but now on flat water, 5 races were sailed off Corsica yesterday. Sébastien Col FRA steering the Monegasque 'Malizia' won all 5 heats taking the clear overall lead. Jason Carroll USA (with the former 'Alinghi' helmsman Morgan Larson USA steering) follows on 2nd, 'Team Engie' of Sébastien Rogues FRA is 3rd. The Tour leader 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI dropped on rank 4.
The results and the news.
International – Thursday, September 14, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Start today, with NorAm participants

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Start today, with NorAm participants After the Practice Race of yesterday, the Laser Standard World Championship in Split CRO will have its first races today. 148 participants from 52 nations are on the entry. There are not many sports who have such a global representation on the starting grid ! Among the favorites are the Olympic Champion and defending Champion Tom Burton AUS, Matthew Wearn AUS with a convincing performance this year, the Olympia Bronze winner Sam Meech NZL, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA as well as the strong Croatian team lead by Tonci Stipanovic CRO, sailing on his home waters.
The event website.
Thursday, September 14, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Day 5

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Day 5 A strom depression over Denmark brought rain and an up to 50 kn wind yesterday and the two Eliminations were clearly an affair of the big-breeze specialists.
In the men's, it was - obviously - Antoine Albeau FRA who finished twice on top and replaced Mateo Iachino ITA on the first place of the interim's rankings. In the women, Delphine Cousin FRA was twice on first reducing the gap on the still leading Sarah-Quita Offringa NED/Aruba to 0,7 pts. The race for the Worlds title remains open, as Offringa need a victory in Denmank to grasp the Slalom title prematurely. If not, the crucial competition will be the last event in New Caledonia.
The video of the day and the event website.
Thursday, September 14, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 1, Carroll USA 4th

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 1, Carroll USA 4th Fresh winds partly over 25 kn prevailed yesterday during the first races of the GC32 Racing Tour and spectacle was guaranteed as the big waves entered the normally protected Bay of Calvi to an extent that the swell was big enough to cause the GC32s to disappear occasionally into the troughs. Before racing started Erik Maris’ Zoulou buried her bow into the back of a big wave and capsized. Unfortunately in the incident, two of her crew sustained injuries and were taken to hospital.
Finishing 1 and 2, 'Realteam' with Jerome Clerc SUI has taken the interim's lead. The Swiss had sharpened their big-breeze skills during this season establishing a new Blue-Ribbon record on Lake Geneva in a strong North-Easterly wind. On rank 2 follow 'Malizia' with Sébastien Col FRA replacing the owner Pierre Cashiragi MON at the helm. 'Argo' of Jason Carroll USA with Anthony Koutoun USA steering is on 4th.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Thursday, September 14, 2017   

J/70 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 2

 J/70  - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 2 Strong winds have again postponed the start of the 2017 J/70 World Championship. After the Mistral kept the fleet ashore yesterday, the repeat happened today for the 162 entrants that represent 24 countries. The forecast for tomorrow is expected to sufficiently moderate to allow for a 3-races qualification series, with racing to continue on to September 16. The news. To remain informed, check out the Italian J/70 facebook page.
International – Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   

America's Cup News from New Zealand

 America's Cup News from New Zealand In a statement. the America's Cup defender, “Emirates Team New Zealand, informs, that after consulting with a number of potential challengers, there is an overall desire to have a spectacular monohull yacht that will be exciting to match race, but also one that the public and sailors can relate to as a sail boat that really challenges a full crew of professional yachtsman around the race track. Additionally, they intend for the Protocol to contain a “constructed in country” requirement for competing yachts and a nationality requirement for competing crew members.
An interview with Patrizio Bertelli Prada regarding the 36th America's Cup.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Day 4

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Day 4 The offshore wind blew the big seaweed patches away and the PWA Slalom Worldcup races continued with two more Eliminations. Sarah-Quita Offringa NED (Aruba) and Antoine Albeau FRA won both runs each in a 20-30 kn wind. Offringa NED is herewith the clear leader and with a victory in Denmark, she would become the preliminary 2017 Slalom World Champion. In the men's fleet, Mateo Iacchino ITA is still on rank 1 but Antoine Albeau FRA follows closely behind.
All details on the PWA website.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   

J/70 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 1

 J/70  - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 1 Racing was postponed yesterday as a strong Mistral exceeding 30 kn kept the yachts in harbour on the first day of the J/70 World Championship on Sardinia. Today, three races are on the program in a wind around 20 kn.
The news, the video of the day and the event website.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   

GC32 - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Start today with Jason Carroll USA

 GC32 - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Start today with Jason Carroll USA Round 4 of the foiling GC32 catamaran Racing Tour will begin on Corsica today. Fresh winds around 20 kn have been forecast, but the water will remain flat in the sheltered Calvi Bay, ideal conditions for the GC32 and it may well be that new records will be registered in the speed contest.
In the overall Tour rankings (scroll down), the Geneva 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI is on top ahead of Jason Carroll USA. The preview. Check out the new video summarizing the highlights of the first three Rounds.
International – Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017   

America's Cup News from New Zealand

In a statement. the America's Cup defender, “Emirates Team New Zealand, informs, that after consulting with a number of potential challengers, there is an overall desire to have a spectacular monohull yacht that will be exciting to match race, but also one that the public and sailors can relate to as a sail boat that really challenges a full crew of professional yachtsman around the race track. Additionally, they intend for the Protocol to contain a “constructed in country” requirement for competing yachts and a nationality requirement for competing crew members.
An interview with Patrizio Bertelli Prada regarding the 36th America's Cup.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Day 3

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Day 3 For three days, the PWA Slalom Worldcup has been underway at the Danish West Coast. Inspite of excellent wind conditions (15-20 kn), racing was interrupted yesterday as huge seaweed pads flooded the race course. Up to now, one Elimination has been concluded with Lina Erdil TUR as first ahead of Sarah-Quita Offringa NED (Aruba) in the women and Matteo Iacchino ITA followed by Pierre Mortefon FRA in the men.
All detaïls on the event website.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017   

J/70 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Start today, with 12 USA teams

 J/70  - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Start today, with 12 USA teams The J-70 World Championship in Porto Cervo began yesterday with a scandal, as seven team were expelled from the Championship because of modifications of the keels of these one-design yachts, among them some favorites. The report published in Scuttlebutt.
171 teams are on the entry list, among 12 boats from the USA. Here the official preview and the event website.
International – Monday, September 11, 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017   

Finn - Gold Cup 2017 - Balatonföldvar HUN - Final results - Gold for Max Salminen SWE, Ramshaw CAN 22nd, Muller USA 36th

 Finn - Gold Cup 2017 - Balatonföldvar HUN - Final results - Gold for Max Salminen SWE, Ramshaw CAN 22nd, Muller USA 36th The Medal Race of the Finn World Championship on the Balaton, sailed in light winds, was much disputed yesterday. Max Salminen SWE saved just one point of his advantage and won his first World Champion's title ahead of Jonathan Lobert FRA. Nicholas Heiner NED finished first in the Medal Race and moved up on rank 3 overall, relegating Ed Wright GBR at equal points on rank 4. Tom Ramshaw CAN is 22nd, Luke Muller USA 36th in the 113 boat's fleet.
The results, the final report and the video of the Medal Race.
Monday, September 11, 2017   

Nacra 17 - World Championship 2017 - La Grande Motte FRA - Final results, Gibbs/Chafee USA 20th

 Nacra 17 - World Championship 2017 - La Grande Motte FRA - Final results, Gibbs/Chafee USA 20th A high-speed Medal Race decided on the title in the Olympic Nacra 17 catamarans fully foiling
underway. It was a short landing of Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP in a wind shift within a few meters before the finish line, that let Ben Saxton/Katie Dabson GBR pass and grasp the title. Ruggero Tita/Caraina Banti ITA earned the Bronze Medal. The winners of the Medal Race Paul Kohlhoff/Anica Stuhlemmer GER moved up on rank 5. Riley Gibbs/Louisa Chaffee USA are 20th.
The results and the final report.
International – Sunday, September 10, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017   

Finn - Gold Cup 2017 - Balatonföldvar HUN - Day 6, Ramshaw CAN 29th, Muller USA 35th

 Finn - Gold Cup 2017 - Balatonföldvar HUN - Day 6, Ramshaw CAN 29th, Muller USA 35th The 118 participants in the Finn-Worlds waited in vain for wind yesterday and the Friday rankings count for today's Medal Race qualification. Max Salminen SWE has a 7 points' lead on Ed Wright GBR and Jonathan Lobert FRA. A small chance for a Medal have also Nicholas Heiner NED (10 pts behind rank 2) and Zsombor Beresz HUN (11 pts). Tom Ramshaw CAN is 29th, Luke Muller USA 35th.
The results and the daily news.
The Medal Race can be followed on livestream on this website as from 9 a.m. UTC.
Sunday, September 10, 2017   (Image © Didier Hillaire)

Nacra 17 - World Championship 2017 - La Grande Motte FRA - Day 5, Gibbs/Chafee USA 18th

 Nacra 17 - World Championship 2017 - La Grande Motte FRA - Day 5, Gibbs/Chafee USA 18th The Nacra-17 catamaran Worlds in La Grande Motte FRA are now in the crucial phase. Yesterday, 3 qualification races were sailed and this morning, 2 more heats are on the program before the Medal Race held this afternoon.
Ben Saxton/Katie Dabson GBR have taken the overall lead with two race wins, but with a 4 pts backlog, Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP are not far behind. As best of the day (4/3/1), John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR moved up on rank 3. On the ranks 10 and 11 are the Olympic medalists Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS and Santiago Lange/Cecilia Carranza ARG battling for the rank 10 Medal Race cut. Riley Gibbs/Louisa Chaffee USA (with a race win yesterday) are 18th.
The daily news and the event website with results and videos.
International – Saturday, September 9, 2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017   (Image © Robert Deaves)

Finn - Gold Cup 2017 - Balatonföldvar HUN - Day 6, Ramshaw CAN 29th, Muller USA 35th

 Finn - Gold Cup 2017 - Balatonföldvar HUN - Day 6, Ramshaw CAN 29th, Muller USA 35th Calms over the Balaton yesterday and racing was suspended. Up to three races are on the program today and on Sunday, the Medal Race will be held. Max Salminen SWE leads after 7 races with a 7 points' advantage on Ed Wright GBR and Jonathan Lobert FRA. Tom Ramshaw CAN is 29th, Luke Muller USA 35th.
The ranking list and the daily news, a.o. with a portrait of Ahmad Ahmadi IRA (photo), who wants to become the first Iranian sailor to qualify for the Olympic Regatta in 2020.
Saturday, September 9, 2017   

Nacra 17 - World Championship 2017 - La Grande Motte FRA - Day 4, Gibbs/Chafee USA 21st

 Nacra 17 - World Championship 2017 - La Grande Motte FRA - Day 4, Gibbs/Chafee USA 21st Three races were completed yesterday in a moderate 10-12 kn wind at the Nacra-17 Worlds split in a Gold- and a Silverfleet. All race winners were Italians: Ruggero Tita/Laudia Banti ITA were twice on top and moved up on rank 1 overall 2 points ahead of Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP on rank 2 and 3 points in front of Iker Martinez/Olga Maslivets ESP on the 3rd place. 6 races and the Medal Race are still on the program. Riley Gibbs/Louisa Chaffee USA are 21st.
The ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, September 9, 2017   

Optimist, Laser 4.7, 420 - Swiss Youth Championship 2017 - YC Ascona - Day 2, Audrey Foley USA 3rd Optimist

 Optimist, Laser 4.7, 420 - Swiss Youth Championship 2017 - YC Ascona - Day 2, Audrey Foley USA 3rd Optimist After the windless opening day, 4 (Optimists 2) races could be sailed yesterday at the Youth Swiss Championship on the Lago Maggiore.
Inspite of a premature start penalty, Nick Zeltner/Till Seger RCO have taken the lead with the ranks 4/2/1, one point ahead of the girls' team Solène Mariani/Maud Schmid CNM. Florian Krauss/Jakob Lanzinger GER are 3rd among the 27 teams. Félix Baudet CNM won 2 of the 4 heats in the Lasers 4.7 and is on top with a 4 points' advance on the chasers Philipp Tibaldo and Leonardo Finazzi SNG. Rosine Baudet CNM on rank 5 is the best girl among the 27 starters. Maxime Thommen YCZ was the only helmsman in the large Optimist fleet with two top-10 results and he is the clear leader after the first race day with the ranks 1 and 3. Lyliane Bretagne FRA follows on rank 2 with a 13 points' deficit. Audrey Foley USA follows as 3rd.
All ranking lists, the event facebook page with photos and the event website.
Saturday, September 9, 2017   

5.5m - World Championship 2017 - Bénodet FRA - Final results

 5.5m - World Championship 2017 - Bénodet FRA - Final results Gavin McKinney BAH and his team defended the lead in the final race of the 5.5 mIJ World Championship in Bénodet FRA winning his first Worlds' title. Mark Holowesko BAH took Silver 4 points behind. The duel for rank 3 went in favor of Jan-Arend Pasman NED. Bernard Haissly SUI had to content himself with rank 4.
The event facebook page with photos and videos.
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