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International Sailing – Monday, August 29, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016   

14-Footer - World Championship 2016 - Carnac FRA - Day 3

 14-Footer - World Championship 2016 - Carnac FRA - Day 3 Since last Friday, the 14-Footers have been sailing their World Championship in Carnac FRA. After two light-wind days, a fresh wind exceeding 20 kn prevailed yesterday. Three races have been completed so far with the British teams dominating.
Glen Truswell/Sam Pascoe GBR, winners of the two light-wind races, are in the lead with Gilbert/McGrane GBR and Massey/Hillary GBR as first chasers.
The ranking list and the video of the day as well as the video reports of the previous days.
Monday, August 29, 2016   

Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Final results

 Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Final results Michael Illbruck GER/John Kostecki USA/Federico Michetti ITA grasped the Melges-20 World's title with the ranks 2 and 5 in the last two races yesterday. Drew Freides USA and his team, leading during the whole Championship, had as miserable day with the ranks 12 and 39 and dropped on rank 2. Krystof Kremec POL jumped on the podium with two race wins yesterday finishing 3rd.
The final ranking list and the report.
Monday, August 29, 2016   (Image © Andrey Sheremetev)

J/70 - Sailing Champions League 2016 - Act 1 - St.Petersburg RUS - Final results

 J/70 - Sailing Champions League 2016 - Act 1 - St.Petersburg RUS - Final results Winners in the German duel in Act 1 of the Sailing Champions League was the Berliner YC with Stefan Mölle/Valentin Gebhard/Max Nickel/Philipp Bruns GER replacing the so far leading Norddeutsche RV with Tobias Schadewaldt GER on rank 1. In the Swiss duel for rank 3, the SN Geneva remained on the 3rd place ahead of the RV Bodensee, both with a excellent performance among the 23 Club teams from 12 nations.
The ranking list and the final report.
International Sailing – Sunday, August 28, 2016
Sunday, August 28, 2016   

Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Final results

 Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Final results The European U21 Laser Standard and Radial Championship was concluded yesterday with the races 8 & 9 sailed in moderate winds. Finishing twice as second, Joel Rodriguez ESP finally won the title clearly with an 11 points' advantage on Jonatan Vadnai HUN, a revenge for the defeat two weeks ago at the U21 Worlds in Kiel. Bronze went to Nils Theuninck SUI, leaving the tied Patrick Dopping DEN on rank 4 thanks to a race win.
In the Lasers Radial, Sandra Lulic CRO was the undisputed winner with an 18 points advantage on Monika Mikkola FIN. As best of the day with the ranks 1 and 3, Ekaterina Zyuzina RUS grasped the Bronze Medal on the final day. At equal points with the Russian, Vasileia Karachaliou GRE and Clementine Thopson GBR finished on the ranks 4 and 5.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Sunday, August 28, 2016   

Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Final results

 Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Final results The superior Eric Monnin SUI with his French team had everything under control on the last day of the Platu-25 World Championship in Brunnen SUI, again with best Lake Uri thermal breeze conditions, winning the title with an 18 points' advantage ahead of Matthias Bermejo SUI. The Italian duel for Bronze went in favor of Tommaso De Bellis ITA with a first place in the final race. The defending champion Francesco Lanera ITA missed the podium by one points.
The ranking list and the final report.
Sunday, August 28, 2016   

Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 3

 Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 3 Only one race was completed yesterday at the Melges-20 Worlds in Scarlino ITA. In a very light breeze, the winner was Alexander Novoselov RUS. Drew Freides USA and his team on rank 3 were the only ones of the top-10 teams with a one-digit finish, extending the lead on Michael Illbruck GER on 4 points. New on rank 3 is Achille Onorato ITA.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Sunday, August 28, 2016   

J/70 - Sailing Champions League 2016 - Act 1 - St.Petersburg RUS - Day 2

 J/70 - Sailing Champions League 2016 - Act 1 - St.Petersburg RUS - Day 2 Perfect sailing conditions on the second day of the Sailing Champions' League in St.Petersburg RUS with a 20 kn wind and sun. The Norddeutsche RV with Tobias Schadewaldt GER defended the first place with two race wins closely followed by the Berliner YC with Max Mölle GER. The SN Genève - yesterday excellent as well with the ranks 2/1/1/1 - follows on rank 3. On 4th, loosing a few points, is the RC Bodensee of Julian Flessati SUI.
The result board und the daily news.
Sunday, August 28, 2016   

Classes ACVL - Translémanique en Solitaire - SN Genève - Win for Alain Gautier FRA

 Classes ACVL - Translémanique en Solitaire - SN Genève - Win for Alain Gautier FRA In a varying race in an up to 20 kn wind, the former Vendée-Globe winner Alain Gautier FRA finished first of the Solo Translémanique on a Psaros 33 after 13 hrs 14 minutes. François Bopp SUI on a Psaros 40 and Lucien Cujean SUI on a Luthy F10 followed on the ranks 2 and 3. Alan Roura SUI, the only Swiss entry to the Vendée Globe in two months, was 4th. 115 SolovSkippers participated, 80 have finished up to now (7 a.m. CET).
The ranking list, the report and the event website.
International Sailing – Saturday, August 27, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016   

Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 5

 Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 5 Each fleet completed two races at the U21 Europeans in Split yesterday in moderate conditions.
The duel on top of the Laser Standard Goldfleet seems to develop in favor of Joel Rodriguez ESP this time. He has a 5 points' advantage on Jonatan Vadnai HUN before the last races today. Nils Theuninck SUI on 3rd is already 21 points behind the first, but he has a 7 points' lead on the 4th-ranked.
Suspense still in the Lasers Radial: Sandra Lulic CRO has a solid 7 points' lead on Monika Mikkola FIN, but the gap to the 3rd-ranked Clementine Thompson GBR is only one point, and another point back is already Martina Reina ESP.
All rankinR is only one pointg lists and the event facebook page.
Saturday, August 27, 2016   

Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 4

 Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 4 Best thermal breeze conditions prevailed on Lake Uri also yesterday and another three races have been completed. Eric Monnin SUI won again two heats and is now before the last races today 13 points ahead (and the ranks 4 and 5 as discards). The title will therefore most likely be his. The third race win of the day went to Matthias Bermejo SUI who moved up on rank 2. Tommaso De Bellis ITA on the third position is 3 points behind, and also Francesca Lanera ITA on rank 4 can still aim for a Medal.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Saturday, August 27, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Final results

 5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Final results The 5.5 mIJ World Championship in Copenhagen ended yesterday with a last race sailed again in good conditions. Kristian Nergaard/Johan Barne/Trond Solisaether NOR finished 2nd and defended herewith their World Champion's title successfully. Bo Selko DEN, 6 points back, grasped the Silver Medal, the day's winner Gavin McKinney BAH advanced on rank 3. Jürg Menzi/Dino Fumasoli/Christof Wilke SUI on rank 5 missed Bronze only by 2 points.
The final rankings and the report of Christoph Burger SUI, loosing the podium's place dropping on 6th overall as crew of Mark Holowesko BAH.
Saturday, August 27, 2016   (Image © Andrey Sheremetev)

Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 2

 Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 2 Light and variable winds prevailed on the second day of the Melges 20 World Championship in Scarlino ITA, but enough to complete two races. With the ranks 4 and 2, Drew Freides USA (tactics Morgan Reeser USA) has taken the lead one point ahead of Michael Illbruck GER. Liam Kilroy USA (Steve Hunt USA) on 3rd is already 24 points behind.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Saturday, August 27, 2016   (Image © Andrey Sheremetev)

J/70 - Sailing Champions League 2016 - Act 1 - St.Petersburg RUS - Day 1

 J/70 - Sailing Champions League 2016 - Act 1 - St.Petersburg RUS - Day 1 The first Round of the Sailing Champion's League began yesterday in St. Petersburg RUS. With four race wins, the Norddeutsche RV has taken the lead ahead of the Berliner YC, closely followed by the SN Genève and the RV Bodensee. The ranking list and the daily news.
International Sailing – Friday, August 26, 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016   

Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 4

 Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 4 Yesterday, the U21 Lasers Standard started the Final Series at the Europeans split in a Gold- and Silverfleet, while the Radials continued in one fleet.
In the Laser Standard Goldfleet, the duel between Joel Rodriguez ESP and Jonatan Vadnai HUN - on top with the same number of points - went on. Third with a 9 points' backlog is now Nils Theuninck SUI. Patrick Dopping DEN and John Cookson GBR follow at equal points on rank 4. In the U19-rankings of the Standards, Jonatan Vadnai HUN stays obviously on rank 1.
In the Radials, Sandra Lulic CRO remains on rank 1. Monika Mikkola FIN advanced on the 2nd place with a 10 points' deficit on the leader. Martina Reina ESP on the 3rd position is at equal points with Mikkola.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Friday, August 26, 2016   

Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 3

 Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 3 Top thermal breeze conditions prevailed on Lake Uri also yesterday, and - surprisingly - the wind filled in by noon already inspite of the extremely hot day. Three races were completed and with the ranks 1/2/1, Eric Monnin SUI and his team extended their lead. No doubt that Monnin will hold his first place in the last races today. Unfortunately, the overall rankings have not yet beeb posted on the event website, but there is a short daily report.
Friday, August 26, 2016   

Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 1

 Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 1 Sun and a 10-14 kn breeze made the first day of the Melges 20 World Championship at the Tuscany Coast a success, allowing to complete three good races. Michael Illbruck GER (with John Kostecki USA as tactician) won two and took the overall lead, 4 points ahead of Drew Freides USA (Morgan Reeser USA) on 2nd and Achille Onorato ITA (Cameron Appleton NZL) on 3rd.
The results and the daily news.
Friday, August 26, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 4

The 5.5 m Worlds continued yesterday with two races sailed in moderate winds. The defending champion and interim's leader Kristian Nergaard NOR had not his best day and the outcome of the Championship is again fully open. The best of the day Bo Selko DEN and his team advanced on rank 2, only 4 points behind Nergaard. Henrik Lundberg FIN is new on rank 3. Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI - here his report) is only one point behind with good chances on a Medal as well. Jürg Menzi SUI winning a race yesterday reducing the gap on rank 3 to 4 points can also still hope for a place on the podium.
The results.
Friday, August 26, 2016   

Laser - Swiss Championship 2016 - Silvaplana - Final results

The Laser Swiss Championship on Lake Silvaplana ended yesterday in good Maloja breeze conditions with two races for each of the three classes.
The Laser 4.7 (PDF) Championship was disputed until the last race with Finn Holtrop NED grasping the title winning the final heat. Paolo Ferrari CVLL and Gauthier Verhulst CNP follow tied on the ranks 2 and 3 only one point behind. Also at equal points, but with lower race rankings finished Matthew Keller SNG on 4th. The best Girl Annabelle Westerhof NED is on rank 5, only 2 points behind the first.
Clear however was the situation in the Laser Radial (PDF) with Max Haenssler AVP winning 4 of the 5 races. Grégoire Peverelli SNG and Artur Baudet SNG completed the podium. Sarah Bos NED on rank 9 is the best Girl in the 36 boats' fleet. Guillaume Girod SNG in the Laser Standard (PDF) has also 4 race wins on his results sheet keeping Patrick Fleischhacker CVVT on rank 2. Blaise Fruttero CNV moved up on the 3rd position.
International Sailing – Thursday, August 25, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016   

Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 3

 Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 3 The initial fresh wind days were over yesterday with a light breeze allowing just one race per fleet.
In the Standards, the favorites both won the races in their groups, and thanks to the better discard result, Joel Rodriguez ESP has now taken the overall fleet ahead of Jonatan Vadnai HUN at equal points. On rank 3 follows Patrick Dopping DEN. The leading Laser Radial women must have disliked the light wind, as all sailed their discard result. Sandra Lulic CRO remains on top 3 points ahead of Marie Barrué FRA. Winning the race, Valentina Balbi ITA moved up on rank 3.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Thursday, August 25, 2016   

Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 2

 Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 2 Due to the very hot weather yesterday - and today should be the same - the thermal breeze filled in only in the afternoon around 15h CET, but it stayed on longer and nevertheless, two races could be completed.
Eric Monnin SUI defended the overall lead with the day ranks 1 and 4. As a number of protests have not been deliberated yet, Race Management decided to not post a preliminary ranking list. It should follow during the morning on the event website.
The event facebook page.
Thursday, August 25, 2016   

Laser - Swiss Championship 2016 - Silvaplana - Day 3

 Laser - Swiss Championship 2016 - Silvaplana - Day 3 After two days with unsailable Northwinds, the thermal Maloja breeze finally filled in yesterday and all three fleets completed 3 races each.
In the Lasers Standard (PDF), Guillaume Girod SNG confirmed his role as favorite, winning all three heats. In his comeback after a long absence from sail racing, Patrick Fleischhacker CVVT finished three times as 2nd. 3rd are at equal points Markus Ochs CVVT and Lauri Kalkkinen SNG. In the Lasers Radial (PDF), the biggest fleet with 38 participants, Max Haenssler AVP is on top with three race wins. Jacopo Scornaienghi CVLL and Arthur Baudet SNG follow on the ranks 2 and 3. In the Lasers 4.7 (PDF), three athletes are on top at equal points: Joshua Schopfer SNG, Finn Holtrop NED dnd Lino Kersting YCL, all on 13 points. One point back, Felix Baudet SNG and Gauthier Verhulst CNP will also fight for the title in today's final races. The announced wind conditions should again allow to finish tree races per fleet.
Thursday, August 25, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Kopenhagen DEN - Day 3

 5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Kopenhagen DEN - Day 3 The 5.5 m World Championship continued yesterday in a moderate 5-10 kn breeze.
Kristian Nergaard NOR defended his lead with the day ranks 2 and 5 and is now on top of the rankings with an 11 points' advantage on Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI). See Chris' short report). With a race win, Arend-Jan Pasman NED moved up on rank 3. Jürg Menzi SUI as best of the Swiss delegation had his best day and is now on rank 6 overall.
The results.
Thursday, August 25, 2016   

Moth - German Open - Walchensee GER - Final results

 Moth - German Open - Walchensee GER - Final results 44 Moths from 8 nations sailed at the German Class Championship on the Walchensee, and the 12 planned races could be completed in a good thermal breeze. Finishing 9 times as race winner, Stefano Rizzi SUI was a class of his own winning ahead of Marco Lanulfi ITA and Adriano Petrino SUI. Maximilian Mäge GER on 4th missed the podium by one point only.
The results, the report and the TV clip.
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International Sailing – Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016   

Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 2

 Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 2 Sun and fresh winds prevailed also on the second day of the Laser U21 Europeans, and all three fleets completed 2 races each.
In the Lasers Standard as at the U21 Worlds in Kiel, the duel between Jonatan Vadnai HUN and Joel Rodriguez ESP seems to continue. They occupy the top two ranks separated be one point only. Joan Cardona ESP follows on the 3rd place. Jonatan Vadnai HUN is also leading in the U19 rankings.
In the Radials, the new leader is Sandra Lulic CRO 3 points ahead of Marie Barrué FRA. Anna Zelic CRO is now 3rd.
All ranking lists, the event website and the event facebook page.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016   

Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 1

 Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 1 The Platu-25 World Championship in Brunnen SUI began yesterday with two races sailed in an excellent Lake Uri thermal breeze. Eric Monnin SUI, newcomer in the class, won both races. Thomas Laherstorfer AUT finished twice on rank 2. On rank 3 follows the defending champion Francesco Lanera ITA. Matthias Bermejo SUI follows one point behind on rank 4.
The ranking list, the daily news and the event facebook page.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 2

 5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 2 Variable light winds challenged the teams at the 5.5 m Worlds in Copenhagen, and some of the favorites had some bad races. With the day ranks 3 and 5, the defending Champion Kristian Nergaard NOR extended his lead. The second-ranked Hans-Peter Schmid SUI - yesterday with a race win - is already 7 points behind. The second race win of the day went to Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI), advancing on rank 3 tied with Philipp Dürr SUI on 4th at equal points. The results and the facebook short report of Christoph Burger SUI.
International Sailing – Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016   

Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 1

 Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 1 A fresh 20-25 kn breeze prevailed in Split CRO yesterday on the first day of the U21-European Championship of the Lasers Standard and Radial. The winners of the U21-Worlds in Kiel are on the list of participants.
The 85 Lasers Standard are sailing in two groups. Day winners were Maxim Nikolaev RUS and Juan Cardona ESP. The top finishers in the Lasers Radial were Marie Barrué FRA ahead of Sandra Lulic CRO and Ana Zelic CRO.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 1

 5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 1 Moderate but very shifty winds prevailed yesterday in Copenhagen at the 5.5 m World Championship. One race has been completed with the defending Champion Kristian Nergaard NOR as winner ahead of Rolf Kellenberger SUI and Arend-Jan Pasman NED. On the 4th place followed Jürg Menzi SUI. 38 teams from 10 nations participated. The results and the event website.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016   

Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Start today

 Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Start today Perfect Lake Uri thermal breeze conditions prevailed on the first day of the Platu-25-World Championship 2016 with the Practice Race. Today, the 30 teams from 10 nations will start racing. Favorites are the experienced Italian teams, but Thomas Laherstorfer AUT, Matthias Bermejo SUI or Tom Studer SUI are also names to expect among the best. Interesting will also be the premiere of the Match Race World Ranking top- 5 helmsman Eric Monnin SUI for the first time starting on a Platu. The event website.
The Platu Worlds is the main event of this year's Windweek in Brunnen SUI. On the coming weekend, the Lake Lucerne 50-Miles-Trophy will finish at the venue, and the Regio-Cup of the Central-Switzerland Youth teams will take place. A full program on the Lake and ashore will challenge and entertain competitors and spectators. A preview (PDF).
International Sailing – Monday, August 22, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016   (Image © Andrea Pisapia)

M32-Catamaran - Mediterranean Series - Act 3 - Riva ITA - Final results

 M32-Catamaran - Mediterranean Series - Act 3 - Riva ITA - Final results Act 3 of the Mediterranean Sailing Series was concluded yesterday with another 8 races sailed in a moderate Ora. Jacopo Plazzi ITA realised his first M32 victory ahead of Riccardo Simoneschi ITA and Richard Davies SUI (with Chris Rast SUI). First in the Annual Rankings after 3 of the 5 planned events is Simoneschi ITA. The report with rankings.
Monday, August 22, 2016   

Windsurfing - Swiss Championship 2016 - Silvaplana - Final results

 Windsurfing - Swiss Championship 2016 - Silvaplana - Final results The weather change over Europe, forcing the organisers to abandon the traditional - 39th edition - Engadine Marathon, stayed on during Sunday as well, and no racing was possible for the Formula Course-Racer and the Slalom Specialists.
With 4 races completed, the Course-Race Swiss Championship could be validated, whereas the Slalom Swiss Championship with only one run is not valid. The 2016 Swiss Champion is Sebastian Kördel GER ahead of Nico Prien GER 2nd and Richard Stauffacher SUI 3rd. Heidi Ulrich SUI is the best-ranked woman.
The report.
Monday, August 22, 2016   

J/70 - Deutsche Segel Bundesliga - Act 3 - Berlin GER

 J/70 - Deutsche Segel Bundesliga - Act 3 - Berlin GER Round 3 of the German National Sailing League was sailed on the Berlin Wannsee over the past weekend in light winds. The Club Teams from the southern part of Germany, used to light wind conditions, felt at ease. After 7 races, the Deutsche Touring YC with Julian Stückel was first ahead of the Lindauer SC and the Bayrische YC. Here the ranking list. Overall leader of the Annual Rankings after 3 of the 5 rounds is now the Deutsche Touring YC.
In the 2nd German Sailing League, the teams from Northern Germany were in front. The Mühlenberger SC was on rank 1 ahead of the SK 'Wappen aus Bremen'. The ranking list.
Visit also the event website with a video summary of the event.
Monday, August 22, 2016   

IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 1

 IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 1 Yesterday, the start to the offshore race Palermo-Monte Carlo was given. A record-size fleet was at the start with 57 yachts, among them 6 Maxis. As expected, the 88-foot-Maxi 'Rambler' with Brad Butterworth NZL steering took the lead. The record time is 47 hrs 45 min of the Super-Maxi 'Esimit Europa 2'. It has to be seen, whether this record will be beaten in the prevailing moderate winds around 8 kn. The report.
International Sailing – Sunday, August 21, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016   

M32-Catamaran - Scandinavian Sailing Series - Aarhus DEN - Final results

 M32-Catamaran - Scandinavian Sailing Series - Aarhus DEN - Final results Light winds prevailed also on the last day of the Scandinavian Sailing Series in Aarhus DEN. In a thrilling last race, Ian Williams GBR played on his matchracing skills and succeeded to send his only remaining opponent for the final victory, Niklas Dackhammer SWE, two ranks behind him, taking the overall win at equal point with the Swedish based on the better rank in the last heat.
The report.
Sunday, August 21, 2016   

Wind- & Kitesurfing - Engadine Surf-Marathon - Silvaplana

 Wind- & Kitesurfing - Engadine Surf-Marathon - Silvaplana Sun and an early Maloja thermal wind did set a perfect stage for the traditional Surf- and Kite-Marathon, but the scene changed quickly with a grey sky and with rain after the first round, killing the breeze. The surfers had to be collected all over the lake by a safety boat. Today, the Formula- and Slalom Swiss Championship continues. The report.
International Sailing – Saturday, August 20, 2016
Saturday, August 20, 2016   

OLYMPIC GAMES 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Medal by Nations

 OLYMPIC GAMES 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Medal by Nations 17 nations did win an Olympic sailing medal in Rio. Europe was the strongest continent with 11 nations, the other parts of the World are 3 American nations (2xSouth, 1xNorth), Oceanic and 1 Asian (China). England is the top nation with 2 Gold and a Silver medal. Four medals have Australia and New Zealand. Remarkable Austria again with a medal this time. Without medals are the proven sailing nations Italy and Spain.
The medal table.
Saturday, August 20, 2016   

Windsurfing - Swiss Championship 2016 - Silvaplana - Day 3

 Windsurfing - Swiss Championship 2016 - Silvaplana - Day 3 With the weather change yesterday, th Maloja thermal breeze started to fill in, but not always stable. Nevertheless, two race have been completed by the Formula races, while the Slalom specialists finished one round.
Sebastian Kördel GER win race 3 of the Formula fleet ahead of Richard Stauffacher SUI and Nico Prien GER. Richard Stauffacher was first in the second heat of the day: race 4 ahead of Nico Prien GER and Elia Colombo SUI. Overall leader is Bastian Kördel GER ahead of Nico Prien GER and Richard Stauffacher SUI.
In the women's rankings, the young Swiss Romande Marion Froideveaux knapp was first ahead of Heidi Ulrich. Overall leader after 4 races is Heidi Ulrich in front of Marion Froidevaux.
The unconstant wind did not allow to terminate the Slalom Final that had to be abandoned several time. Winner in the women's fleet was Karin Jaggi followed by Marion Froidevaux and Heidi Ulrich after a tight duel decided just on the finish line.
The report. The updated ranking list has not yet been posted on the event website.
International Sailing – Friday, August 19, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016   

OLYMPIC GAMES 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Final results

 OLYMPIC GAMES 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Final results The Olympic Regatta 2016 in Rio de Janeiro ended yesterday with the 470 and 49er Medal Races. The conditions with 15 to 18 kn winds allowed to complete spectacular races.
In the 470 women, the Gold Medal went to Hannah Mills/Saskia Clark GBR prematurely after the Qualifications already. Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL grasped Silver and Camille Lecointre/Hélène Defrance FRA advanced on rank 3.
On top of the 470 men trio fighting for the Medals remained Sime Fantela/Igor Marenic CRO who were never in danger to loose their 11 points advantage in the Medal Race winning the first sailing Gold Medal for Croatia. Silver and Bronze was decided in a close matchrace bringing both teams to the end of the fleet. The 2012 Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS succeeded to overtake Panagiotis Mantis/Pavlos Kagialis GRE on the final downwind leg breaking the tie in his favour to take Silver.
In the 49er, Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL demonstrated once more their superiority winning the Medal Race. They have been undefeated (except in one test race) since the 2012 Olympics. The Olympic Champions 2012 Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen AUS are on the 2nd position, passing Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER in the Medal Race.
The highlight of the day was without doubt the 49erFX race, where the Medal Race finish sequence was at the same time the final overall ranking among a quartet within one point. In a fierce and furious race with many position changes, Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA defeated Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL with two boats' lengths (2 seconds) to the excitement of the many Brazilian spectators. Bronze wnt to Jena Hansen/Katja Salskov DEN.
All results and the official report.
International Sailing – Thursday, August 18, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016   

OLYMPIC GAMES 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Day 9

 OLYMPIC GAMES 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Day 9 The ten best teams in both the 470 men and 470 women waited in vain for sufficient wind to sail the Medal Races. The light seabreeze out on the Atlantic courses did not make it into the Guanabara Bay. The race course for the Medal Races is near the shore just in front of the Sailing Center. A report.
Today, four Medal Races are on the program. In addition to the 470s, the 49ers and 49ersFX will be racing for the Medals. The Olympic Champions in the 49ers are already known: Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL.
The situation in the 49ersFX is unique with three teams (Etchegoyen/Betanzos ESP, Grael/Kunze BRA, Hansen/Salskov DEN) at equal points on top and the 4th-ranked Maloney/Meech NZL only one point behind. The finish sequence today will be the ranking sequence overall.
All ranking lists.
We shall report again in the Ticker window of this website starting 17h UTC.
Thursday, August 18, 2016   

Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Leg 2 - Day 7

 Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Leg 2 - Day 7 During the past night, Ian Lipinski POL has crossed the finish line in the Sables d'Olonne as winner of the Protos Minis. Alberto Bona ITA, sailing on a conventional Proto did quite well against the round-bow Proto of Lipinkski arriving only 2 hours after the Polish.
The first Series Mini with Ambrogio Beccaria ITA reached the arrival at 3.30h CET. Tanguy Bouroullec FRA and Germain Kerleveo FRA will arrive shortly this morning.
The race tracker and the reports.
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