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International Sailing – Friday, May 26, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017   

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

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. 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.
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

Light winds prevailed yesterday making the day for the leading Matthew Wearn AUS 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.
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.
The Lasers will sail their Medal Races this evening already, to be followed on GPS tracking live.
All ranking lists.
Friday, May 26, 2017   

Sun and good sailing conditions prevailed on the first day of the Dutch Youth Regatta in Workum NED. All classes compleed 2 races. Unfortunately, the ranking lists have not yet been available this morning on the event website, but a report has been posted. Appartently, Felix Baudet SUI leads in the Lasers 4.7.
International Sailing – Thursday, May 25, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2

 Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2 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. Dorijan Van Rjsselberghe NED and 2 points back Kirian Badloe NED are on the ranks 1 and 2 in the RS:X men windsurfers. 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   

Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2

 Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2 Races 3 and 4 were sailed yesterday in light and shifty winds.
Pavlos Kontides CYP failed in one race (rank 33) and dropped on the 13th place for the moment. Elliot Hanson GBR and Matthews Wearn AUS lead now jointly at equal points, one point ahead of Luke Elliott AUS 3.
Emma Plaeschart BEL moved on top of the Lasers Radial one point in front of Tatjana Droszdowskaja BLR. The best of the day Pernelle Michon FRA advanced on the 3rd place.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Thursday, May 25, 2017   

Optimist - Team Racing - Trofeo Rizzotti - Venedig ITA - Final results, no Swiss

 Optimist - Team Racing - Trofeo Rizzotti - Venedig ITA - Final results, no Swiss 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. No Swiss among the starters this year.
The ranking lists and the news.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. No Swiss among the starters this year.
The ranking lists and the news.
International Sailing – 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.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017   

Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1

 Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1 As always, the Lasers have the biggest and most competitive fleets of the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, probably also influeced by the fact, that the Laser Radial World Championship will be held here in fall. Sun and a 4-5 bft wind prevailed and 2 races per fleet were completed.
Pavlos Kontides CYP won both heats of his group and leads ahead of Elliot Hanson GBR and Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA and Tonci Stipanovic CRO at equal points. 99 participants from 4 continents are sailing.
Experience sailers are also on top of the Lasers Radial. Allison Young GBR won both races of her group and is on first overall ahead of Emma Plaeschart BEL and Marit Bouwmeester NED.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos (with an interview with Matthew Wearn AUS).
International Sailing – Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   

Laser Radial & Standard - Euromasters 2017 - Act 2 - Oostende BEL - Final results

 Laser Radial & Standard - Euromasters 2017 - Act 2 - Oostende BEL - Final results 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.
International Sailing – Monday, May 22, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Riva ITA - Final results

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Riva ITA - Final results 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   

Laser Radial & Standard - Euromasters 2017 - Act 2 - Oostende BEL - Day 2

 Laser Radial & Standard - Euromasters 2017 - Act 2 - Oostende BEL - Day 2 No result changes on the official website and apparently, no races were held yesterday Sunday at the Laser Euromasters in Oostende BEL. Leader in the Radials after the two races of the opening day is Wilmar Groenendijk NED. In the Standards, Rick Wolters NED is on top one point ahead of Piet Van Damme BEL.
The ranking lists and the event website.
Monday, May 22, 2017   

M2-Catamaran - Speed Tour 2017 - GP Grandson - Victory for Mitch Booth AUS

 M2-Catamaran - Speed Tour 2017 - GP Grandson - Victory for Mitch Booth AUS After the Bol d'Or on Saturday dominated by the M2-Cats, the first GP of the Annual Championship was held off Grandson/Lake Neuchâtel. Best conditions with a 12-16 kn Northeasterly and sun prevailed and 6 races have been completed. The double Tornado-Olympia medalist Mitch Booth AUS steered 'Immoset' for the first time on rank one overall. 'Swiss Medical Network' with Didier Pfister followed on rank 2.
The news with results.
International Sailing – Sunday, May 21, 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017   (Image © Martinezstudios)

TP52 - World Championship 2017 - Scarlino ITA - Final results

 TP52 - World Championship 2017 - Scarlino ITA - Final results 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

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Act 2 - Riva ITA - Day 2 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.
Sunday, May 21, 2017   

Laser Radial & Standard - Euromasters 2017 - Round 2 - Oostende BEL - Day 1

 Laser Radial & Standard - Euromasters 2017 - Round 2 - Oostende BEL - Day 1 Round 2 of the Laser Masters European Circuit (age 35 up) began yesterday in Belgium with moderate winds and a strong current. Two races were completed.
Finishing on the ranks 1 and 3, Wilmar Groenendijk NED has taken the lead in the Lasers Radial 2 points ahead of Max Hunt GBR. Alexandra Weihrauch GER on the 4th place is the best-ranked woman. 25 participants from 8 nations.
In the Lasers Standard, Rik Wolters NED is on the first place one point in front of Piet Van Damme BEL. Another point behind is Thomas Müller GER on 3rd. 29 participants from 6 nations.
All ranking lists and the event website.
International Sailing – 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 Sailing – 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 Sailing – 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 Sailing – Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017   (Image © Martinezstudios)

TP52 - World Championship 2017 - Scarlino ITA - Day 1

 TP52 - World Championship 2017 - Scarlino ITA - Day 1 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.
International Sailing – Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   

Drachen, Trias, Folkeboot - Eichhorn-Regatta - Staad GER - Final results

 Drachen, Trias, Folkeboot - Eichhorn-Regatta - Staad GER - Final results The three traditional yacht classes sailed three races each on Lake Constance over the past weekend. With 18 teams, the Dragons had the biggest fleet and Helmut Schmidt GER and his team were the clear winners with two bullets ahead of Hans-Dieter Lang GER and Hannes Braun GER. In the Trias (11 teams), Jürgen Greis GER was first.
All ranking lists.
International Sailing – Monday, May 15, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Riva ITA - Final results

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Riva ITA - Final results Act 1 of the GC32 Racing Tour was concluded yesterday with 3 races and additional speed contests sailed in a 10-15 kn Ora breeze. 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI defended the first place against the Youth 'Team Tilt' of Sébastien Schneiter SUI. Flavio Marazzi SUI had a good last day and completes the all-Swiss podium. By the way: 'Realteam' and 'Team Tilt' as well as of course 'Alinghi' sail all under the flag of the Société Nautique of Geneva, double America's Cup winner.
The report and the videos.
Monday, May 15, 2017   

J/70, Dyas - May Opening - Tutzing GER - Final results, the Swiss

 J/70, Dyas - May Opening - Tutzing GER - Final results, the Swiss Both classes sailed three races on Lake Starnberg over the past weekend.
In the J/70, Steffi Rothweiler GER finished first 2 points ahead of Maximilian Weiss GER. Julian Flessati SUI was 5th in the 25 boats' fleet.
In the Dyas, the winners were Christoph Welsch/Laurenz Welsch GER in front of Schulz/Schulz GER and Mielke/Meier GER. Peter Brandt/Regula Bärlocher SUI on the 4th place among 10 boats missed the podium by one point only.
The event website.
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