International Sailing – 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 Sailing – 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 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 Sailing – 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 Sailing – 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.
International Sailing – 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.
International Sailing – Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 8

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 8 The fleet reached the trade winds yesterday with a major change on top of the rankings. The duo 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) and 3nm behind 'Scallywag' (David Witt AUS), over 100nm back 4 days ago, has taken the lead thanks to a more direct course. 'Mapfre' on the 3rd place is already 45nm behind. But more changes will be ahead in the unpredictable conditions of the innertropical convergence zone.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (Image © Lloyd Images)

Diam 24 - Arabian Tour 2018 - Ras al Hadd OMN - Day 9

 Diam 24 - Arabian Tour 2018 - Ras al Hadd OMN - Day 9 Yesterday was a lay day at the Arabian Tour, and today, another coastal race is on the program, that can be followed live via tracker and blog. After the races in Massirah, 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA has clearly taken the lead.
The ranking list and the news.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018   

18-Footer - Australian National Championship - Sydney AUS - Races 5 & 6

 18-Footer - Australian National Championship - Sydney AUS - Races 5 & 6 Races 5 and 6 were on the program last Sunday at the Australian 18-Footer Nationals. Fresh winds prevailed on Sydney Harbour and racing was quite spectacular with many capsizes as shown in our livestream coverage. Here a 1hr 14min video replay.
The experienced teams rule the show with 'Smeg' with Lee Knapton AUS, day ranks 1 and 3, taking the overall lead. Four more races are on the program on the coming Sundays and the fight for the title is fully open with 'Smeg', 'Finport Trade Finances' and 'Akso Appliances' separated by 4 points only.
The ranking list and the news.
International Sailing – Monday, February 12, 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018   

J/70, Melges 20, Longtze, Star, Smeralda - Primo-Cup - Monaco MON - Final results

 J/70, Melges 20, Longtze, Star, Smeralda - Primo-Cup - Monaco MON - Final results Sun and light winds prevailed on the final day of the Monaco Primo-Cup and all classes sailed four races. Guillaume Girod SUI and his team easily defended the first place in the good-quality J/70 fleet. The winner in the Longtzes were Steffen Schneiter/Tim Wächter/Walter Schneiter/Gallus Waldvogel SUI, winning 4 of the 8 races. In the Stars, Roberto Benamati/...ITA finished first ahead of Christian Nehammer/....AUT and Lorenz Zimmermann/Steffen Rutz SUI/GER.
All ranking lists and the news.
Monday, February 12, 2018   

Diam 24-Trimaran - Arabian Tour 2018 - Massirah OMN - Day 8

 Diam 24-Trimaran - Arabian Tour 2018 - Massirah OMN - Day 8 After some waiting, the start was given to the short races in Massirah OMN yesterday. Best in the three heats completed was ‘Vivacar.fr’ with Mathieu Souben FRA moving up on rank 4 overall. 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA defended an 8 points' lead.
The news with results.
Monday, February 12, 2018   

Star - Midwinter Series - Miami FL, USA - Final results

 Star - Midwinter Series - Miami FL, USA - Final results Peter and Robert O'Leary IRL defended their first place on the final day of the Midwinters with sun and a 15kn breeze. The best of the day, Paul Cayard/Josh Revkin USA moved up on rank 2. With Eric Doyle USA (sailing with Payson Infelise USA) followed another past World Champion on rank 3.
The ranking list and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
International Sailing – Sunday, February 11, 2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018   

J/70, Melges 20, Star, Longtze, Smeralda - Primo-Cup - Monaco MON - Day 2

 J/70, Melges 20, Star, Longtze, Smeralda - Primo-Cup - Monaco MON - Day 2 After the windless opening day, all classes completed 4 races each yesterday in light and unconstant winds. In the largest fleet with 40 boats, the J/70 (PDF), Guillaume Girod SUI has taken the lead one point ahead. In the Starboats, Roberto Benamati/.. ITA is on top with three race wins followed 3 points behind by Lorenz Zimmermann SUI/Steffen Rutz GER on rank 2. Swiss lead in the Longtze (PDF) as well with Steffen Schneiter SUI. In the Melges 20, a Russian team is in front. Unfortunately, no ranking lists have been posted on the event website up to now. However, a daily report with photos is available.
Sunday, February 11, 2018   (Image © Lloyd Images)

Diam 24-Trimaran - Arabian Tour 2018 - Massirah OMN - Day 7

 Diam 24-Trimaran - Arabian Tour 2018 - Massirah OMN - Day 7 Yesterday in Massirah - the largest island of Oman - a coastal race and two short races were on the program, and the winner in all three heats was 'EFG Bank Monaco' with Thierry Douillard FRA (and Mathieu Richard FRA). With these wins, she reduced the backlog on the leading 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA on 6 points. Bernard Stamm SUI ('Cheminées Poujoulat') had a good day and with a 3rd rank finish in the coastal race and a 5th place in the short races, he moved up on rank 5 overall. Elodie-Jane Mettraux SUI with her all-female team remained on rank 8.
The news with results.
Sunday, February 11, 2018   

Star - Midwinter Series - Miami FL, USA - Day 3

Perfect Biscayne Bay condidition prevailed with sun and a 15kn wind, allowing to sail 2 races on the third day of the Midwinter Series. Winners of the day were the past World Champion Erich Doyle USA (1998) with Payson Infelise USA as crew and Arthur Anosov/David Ceasar USA. New on top of the overall rankings are Peter and Robert O'Leary IRL 14 points ahead of Augie Diaz USA/Bruno Prada BRA before the last races today.
The ranking list and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
International Sailing – Saturday, February 10, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018   (Image © Elena Otekina)

J/70, Star, Melges 20, Longtze - Primo Cup 2018 - Monaco MON - Day 1

 J/70, Star, Melges 20, Longtze - Primo Cup 2018 - Monaco MON - Day 1 Yesterday, the Monaco Primo-Cup was scheduled to begin, but apparently, the wind was not there, as nowhere results or information on the races have been posted, nothing but a photo of the former Star World Champion Roberto Benamati ITA.
The event website.
Saturday, February 10, 2018   (Image © Lloyd Images)

Diam 24-Trimaran - Arabian Tour 2018 - Massirah OMN - Day 5

 Diam 24-Trimaran - Arabian Tour 2018 - Massirah OMN - Day 5 Lay day at the Arabien-Tour yesterday, while the multihulls were transported to Massirah, a holiday resort island of Oman. Today, the start to another Coastal Race will be given, that can be followed over GPS tracking. First in the overall rankings is 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA and the 470 cracks Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan.
The event website.
Saturday, February 10, 2018   

Star - Walker Cup/Midwinters - Miami FL, USA - Day 2

 Star - Walker Cup/Midwinters - Miami FL, USA - Day 2 On the second day of the Starclass Walker Series / Midwinter Championship, the breeze was up on 16kn at the start of the first race, dropping through the day to 11kn at the end of race 2. Apparently, these condition suited Jack Jennings/Frithjof Kleen USA perfectly as they took the overall lead with the day ranks 1 and 2, winning herewith the Walker-Cup. These 4 races will be added to the next 4 heats to decide the Midwinter Series Championship. Peter und Robert O'Leary IRL are on 2nd 2 points behind. Augie Diaz USA/Bruno Prada BRA follow on the 3rd place.
The results and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
International Sailing – Friday, February 9, 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018   

Star - Walker Cup, Star Midwinter Series - Miami FL, USA - Day 1

 Star - Walker Cup, Star Midwinter Series - Miami FL, USA - Day 1 Yesterday was the first day of both the Walker Series and the Star Midwinter Series with 44 Starboats on the entry list. Two races were held on Biscayne Bay in a very light easterly wind of up to 7kn and sunshine. Jørgen Schönherr/Jan Eli Gravad DEN have taken the overall lead with the day ranks 4 and 1, followed by Peter and Robert O'Leary IRL 4 points and Luca Modena/Sergio Lambertenghi ITA 6 points behind. Jack Jennings/Frithjof Kleen USA/GER were the best under US flag. The ranking list and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
Friday, February 9, 2018   

Diam 24 - Arabian Tour - Duqm UAE - Day 5

 Diam 24 - Arabian Tour - Duqm UAE - Day 5 Yesterday, a 23nm Coastal Race was on the program off Duqm. Starting slowly with quite a delay, 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA came back strongly from behind and finished first at the end of the day. The experienced team - rank 3 in last year's Tour de France - seems to become the dominator of the Arabian Tour 2018. On rank 2 followed the 49er crack Stevie Morrison GBR, advancing on the 3rd place overall. Last year's winner 'EFG Bank Monaco' with Mathieu Richard FRA defended the 2nd rank. The all-female team of Elodie-Jane Mettraux SUI - a.o. with Sophie de Turckheim FRA - remained last overall.
The news with results.
Tomorrow, another Coastal Race off the holiday resort island Masirah is on the program.
Friday, February 9, 2018   

Nacra 17 - Auckland NZL - again a severe incident

 Nacra 17 - Auckland NZL - again a severe incident On the occasion of the Auckland Olympic Classes Regatta, the Nacra-17 crew Christian Lübeck DEN fell overboard when the trapeze wire broke and was struck by the rudder foil cutting his left leg deeply. Thanks to fast reactions of the helmswoman Lin Ea Centholt DEN and their coach, he was rescued immediately and brought to the hospital for surgery. Meanwhile, he has been discharged from the hospital and is said to be recovering well. It remains to be seen whether he will ready again for the Aarhus Olympic Qualifier Regatta. Centholt/Lübeck DEN are among the top teams of the Class.
The news.
Friday, February 9, 2018   

J/70, Melges 20, Star, Longtze - Primo-Cup - Monaco MON - Start today

 J/70, Melges 20, Star, Longtze - Primo-Cup - Monaco MON - Start today Today, the Primo Cup 2018, a traditional event for keelboat classes, will begin in Monaco. Above all, the J/70s are present with a good fleet. The Starboats, Melges' 20, Longtzes and Smeraldas 888 complete the racing fleets.
The lists of participants. The wind is expected to be light in the coming three days according to the forecasts.
International Sailing – Thursday, February 8, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018   (Image © Lloyd Images)

Diam 24 - Arabian Tour 2018 - Duqm UAE - Day 4

 Diam 24 - Arabian Tour 2018 - Duqm UAE - Day 4 The Arabian Tour fleet arrived well on the road in Duqm OMN and sailed five Stadium InPort Races yesterday. ‘EFG Bank’ of Thierry Douillard FRA as best of the day finished on the podium in every heat, followed by the overall leader 'Bejaflore' of Valentin Bellet FRA. The all-fremale 'DB Schenker' team of Élodie Jane Mettraux SUI finished 8th of the day. ‘Berjiflor’ clearly stays on top of the overall rankings 5 points in front of ‘EFG Bank’.
Today, the 30nm Coastal Race will be held.
The ranking list and the news of the day with results.
International Sailing – Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (Image © Lloyd Images)

Diam 24 - Arabian Tour 2018 - Duqm UAE - Day 3

 Diam 24 - Arabian Tour 2018 - Duqm UAE - Day 3 After the short races and the coastal race off Salalah on the opening day of the Arabian Tour, the fleet was dislocated by road-transport to Duqm, 600 miles North, where more short races will be held today. After the first day, 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA is the dominating leader. The all-female 'DB Schenker' team with Elodie Jane Mettraux SUI follows as 8th.
The ranking list and the event website with a live blog.
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