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News – Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016   

Tornado, Dart 18 - Tornado-Trophy/Alpencup - Torbole ITA - Final results

 Tornado, Dart 18 - Tornado-Trophy/Alpencup - Torbole ITA - Final results Lake Garda conditions at its best during the catamaran weekend and the Tornados and Darts sailed 9 races each. Swiss was the victory with Martin Rusterholz/Michael Gloor SUI in the Tornados (14 teams, 4 nations) 13 points ahead of Bob Baier/Frank Stuhr GER. In the Darts 18 (24 teams, 5 nations), Mathias Huber/Jonathan List GER finished first 5 points ahead of Michiel Fehr/Andri Fried SUI. The event website.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016   (Image © Gilles Martin-Raget)

IRC, Classic Yachts, Wally - Les Voiles de St.Tropez - Day 1

 IRC, Classic Yachts, Wally - Les Voiles de St.Tropez - Day 1 Voiles de St.Tropez began yesterday in sunshine and a light Eastwind with 180 'Modernes', split in IRC categories A to C, as well as the Wally's and 15mJI.
First with IRC-A fleet of the Super-Maxis was the GBR 'Leopard' of Michael Slade GBR ahead of the USA 'Rambler' of George David USA and the GBR 'Velsheda' of Barnaby Henshaw GBR. In the Wallys, 'Magic Carpet 3' (100 foot) finished first ahead of the new GBR 'Open Season' (107 foot).
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016   

Interboot - Friedrichshafen GER - successful in every respect

 Interboot - Friedrichshafen GER - successful in every respect A large number of watersports' enthusiasts visited to INTERBOOT in Friederichshafen/Lake Constance GER on the second weekend as well. More floor space, more boats to see, more entertaining activities and ..... more business for the exhibitors. The 55th INTERBOOT was a success ! 90'500 tickets were sold (2015: 90'700) during the past 9 days. 471 exhibitors from 17 nations presented novelties, products and services of all kind of watersports.
The report and the comments of some exhibitors.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016   

Matchracing - WMRT Cape Crow Cup

 Matchracing - WMRT Cape Crow Cup The Cape Crow Cup, qualifier event for the World Match Race Tour, was concluded yester off the island of Öckerö SWE in a strong 15-20 kn SW breeze and strong currents.
David Gilmour AUS and Nicklas Dackhammar SWE won their Semi Finals in some fantastic matches with 2-0 and ensuring their invitations to the second World Championship stage of the WMRT 2016/2017 season. Gilmour AUS defeated Dackhammar in the Final with a 2-1 score. The Petite Final went in favour of Torvald Mirsky AUS defeating Hans Wallén SWE 2-0, securing the last podium place.
The event website with results.
 
News – Monday, September 26, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016   

Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Qingdao CHN - Final results

Apparently, our yesterday's report about the World Sailing Olympic Classes Worldcup Event in Qingdao CHN did already contain the final results. Considered by World Sailing 'the pinnacle of elite racing', this Regatta was not only a non-event considering the participation, but even more a flop considering the media work ... no reports, no photos, no videos .. not to mention a real-time GPS positioning or livestream !
As expected, the Rio Olympic Silver Medalist Tonci Stipanovic CRO was the winner in the Lasers Standard, and Dongshuang Zhang CHN was the superior first in the Lasers Radial. The two Laser fleets were the only ones with a certain international participation.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, September 26, 2016   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series - Act 6 - Madeira POR - Final results

With an overnight effort, the shore crew of 'Alinghi' repaired the GC32 foiler-catamaran dismasted in a collision with 'Red Bull Sailing Team', and the Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI and his team came back as strong as ever winning both races yesterday and taking the overall victory in Madeira POR. 'Red Bull Sailing Team' with Roman Hagara AUT and 'Oman Air' with Morgan Larson USA completed the podium. With this win, the Swiss reduced the gap on the overall leading 'Oman Air' on 3 points. In two week's time, the 7th Act will be run in Lisbon POR, and the Final will be held in Sydney in November.
The final ranking list and the report.
Monday, September 26, 2016   

Star - Oktoberfest-Regatta - Ammersee GER - Final results - ranks 1 to 4 for Switzerland

No wind on the last day of the 56th Oktoberfest-Regatta on the Ammersee GER. The ranking list after 3 races without discard remains therefore unchanged with the Swiss dominating the event. Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Serge Pulfer SUI are the winners head of Kurt + Markus Scheidegger SUI. Christoph + Tina Gautschi SUI and Urs Infanger/Oleg Chtetchine SUI follow on the positions 3 and 4 at equal points. Hubert Merkelbach/Martin Olesen GER are 5th among the 50 teams from 6 nations.
The final rankings.
Monday, September 26, 2016   

J/70 - Sailing Champions League 2016 - Act 2 - Porto Cervo ITA - Final results

The last day of the Champions League Final on Sardinia brought again light winds, and no wonder, Club teams from inland lakes grasped the Medals at the end of the day. The Deutsche Touring YC from Lake Starnberg with Max Weiss GER, reigning German League Champion, was the superior winner. The RC Bodensee, i.e. Lake Constance, with Julian Flessati SUI and the RC Oberhofen, Lake Thoune, with Stefan Seger SUI at equal points followed on the ranks 2 and 3. 32 Clubs from 13 nations qualified for the Final.
The report and the final rankings.
Monday, September 26, 2016   

GC32-Catamaran Racing Tour - Sotogrande Cup - Sotogrande ESP - Final results

The French 'Norauto' team with Adam Minoprio NZL added another two wins in yesterday's races sailed again in light winds at the Sotogrande Cup celebrating an outstanding overall victory ahead of 'Team Tilt' with Sébastien Schneiter SUI. 'Engie' with Sébastien Rogues FRA follows on the 3rd place.
The report and the final rankings (scroll down).
Monday, September 26, 2016   

J/70 - Swiss Sailing League - Finale - Zürcher SC - Final results

Apparently, there was no sailing at the Swiss Sailing League Final on Lake Zurich yesterday. Consequently, the RC Bodensee with Massimo Soriano, Lea Rüegg, Stephan Zurfluh and Jonathan Rutishauser are the National Champions SSL 2016. While the A-team of the RCB earned Silver at the Champions League Final on Sardinia ITA, a forth place on Lake Zurich was sufficient for Massimo Soriano RCB steering to take the Swiss title. The SN Genève and the SN Rolloise with Olivier de Cocatrix occupy the ranks 2 and 3 in the overall ranking list 2016. Winner in Zürich was the Thunersee YC with Sailing-League President Patrick Zaugg.
The report and the Zurich ranking list.
Monday, September 26, 2016   

RC44 - Cascais Cup - Cascais POR - Final results

The small points' gaps between the teams before the last races at the Cascais RC44 Cup yesterday made the day very exciting. The final downwind of the last races decided the Cup in favour of 'Artemis Racing' with Torbjörn Tornquist SWE and Francesco Bruni ITA as tactician. On the ranks 2 and 3 followed 'Ceeref' with Igor Lah SLO and 'Team Nika'. The ranking list and the final report.
Monday, September 26, 2016   

Musto-Skiff - SC Oberer Walensee

Best thermal breeze conditions prevailed over the past weekend on the Walensee. The 14 Musto Skiffs had a busy Saturday afternoon with 5 races in a 2-4 bft wind. On Sunday, the breeze filled in later in the day allowing to add another two races. The outstanding winner of the event was Frithjof Schwerdt with 5 bullets followed by Bernd Jahn GER and Roger Oswald SUI at equal points. The ranking list has not yet been posted on the class website this morning.
 
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News – Sunday, September 25, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016   

Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Qingdao CHN - Day 5

The Medal Races of the Olympic Classes Worldcup in Qingdao CHN are on the program today. In the Lasers Standard the Rio Olympic Silver Medalist Tonci Stipanovic CRO has a clear 9 points' lead on his training's partner Pavlos Kontides CYP. The youngsters Giovanni Coccoluto ITA and Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR at equal points will fight for the Bronze Medal today. In the Lasers Radial, the victory of Dongshuang Zhang CHN 14 points ahead of Monika Mikkola FIN will hardly be at stake. Rubei Yuan CHN and Nur Shazrin Mohamad Latif MAS one point back will fight for Bronze.
All ranking lists.
Sunday, September 25, 2016   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series - Act 6 - Madeira POR - Day 3

 GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series - Act 6 - Madeira POR - Day 3 There was enough wind - 12 kn - in Funchal/Madeira POR yesterday to get the GC32 foiling, and six races were completed. At the start of race 3, Roman Hagara AUT with his 'Red Bull Sailing Team' screamed across the start line at full tilt but got too close to 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI, and the back of their boat clipped the front of the Swiss. The impact between the two super-fast GC32 catamarans snapped a crucial part of Alinghi’s rigging and 16.5-metre carbon fibre mast and sails fell into the water. The video. Thanks to the redress given, the Swiss remain on top of the interim's rankings. 'Oman Air' with Morgan Larson USA now on rank 2 is 5 points behind and everything is open in the final races today ... provided the 'Alinghi' shore crew succeeded to repair the multihull during the past night.
The report with the ranking list.
Sunday, September 25, 2016   (Image © Francesco Nannai)

J/70 - Sailing Champions League 2016 - Act 2 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 2

 J/70 - Sailing Champions League 2016 - Act 2 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 2 The first races of the Champions-League-Final were sailed yesterday in Porto Cervo ITA in light winds. Five rounds have been completed and the Deutsche Touring YC (GER) showed a top performance with the ranks 2/2/1/2/2. The interim's rank 1 with a 5 points' lead is the result. The RC Bodensee (SUI) and the defending Champion Koneglig Norsk SF (NOR) follow behind at equal points.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Sunday, September 25, 2016   (Image © Yvan Zedda)

IMOCA Open 60 - Défi Azimut 2016 - Lorient FRA

 IMOCA Open 60 - Défi Azimut 2016 - Lorient FRA With two months to go to the start of the Vendée Globe, 11 of the 29 Vendée entrants participated in the Lorient 24-hour-race yesterday as a last test under racing conditions. In a moderate wind, three of the new generation Foiler-Open 60s finished on the first three places. On top was Armel Le Cléac'h FRA ('Banque Populaire') with a clear lead on Morgan Lagravière FRA ('Safran') and Jérémy Béyou FRA ('Maitre Coq'). The ranking list, the report and the video.
Sunday, September 25, 2016   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Wave - Klitmöller DEN - Day 6

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Wave - Klitmöller DEN - Day 6 Finally, after 5 days' waiting, wind and waves were present yesterday to run the Wave Worldcup qualifications in Klitmöller DEN. Loïck Lesauvage FRA (age 16), Julian Salmonn GER, Julien Quentel FRA and the local Mads Bjorna DEN qualified for today's competition. If a final round can be sailed today, last day of the event, depends on the direction of the announced 18-25 kn wind. Should it be too much East, the waves would not build up.
The event website.
Sunday, September 25, 2016   

GC32-Catamaran Racing Tour - Sotogrande Cup - Sotogrande ESP - Day 3

 GC32-Catamaran Racing Tour - Sotogrande Cup - Sotogrande ESP - Day 3 Light winds around 8 kn prevailed yesterday, enough for the powerful GC32 to foil. Three races were sailed and the team of the day was 'Team Tilt' with Sébastien Schneiter SUI (on his 21st birthday) finishing 3/1/1 and consolidating his 2 rank overall behind the clear leader 'Norauto' with Adam Minoprio NZL. The daily news.
Sunday, September 25, 2016   

Star - Oktoberfest-Regatta - Ammersee GER - Day 2

 Star - Oktoberfest-Regatta - Ammersee GER - Day 2 The Oktoberfest-Regatta on the Ammersee continued yesterday with two races, and the Swiss Starboats were at the forefront ! Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Serge Pulfer SUI have taken the overall lead. The best of the day (1/6) Kurt and Markus Scheidegger advanced on rank 2, one point ahead of Christoph +Tina Gautschi SUI and Urs Infanger/Oleg Chtechine SUI sharing rank 3. The best non-Swiss are Hubert Merkelbach/Klaus Olesen GER on the 5th place. When the discard comes into effect, Roberto Benamati/Alberto Ambrosini ITA (ranks 1/45/1) will have a word as well.
The results.
Sunday, September 25, 2016   

F18-Catamaran, Catamaran divers - Duc d'Albe 2016 - Hyères FRA - Day 1

 F18-Catamaran, Catamaran divers - Duc d'Albe 2016 - Hyères FRA - Day 1 Sun an a light breeze prevailed yesterday on Hyères Bay at the traditional catamaran regatta 'Duc d'Albe' where one race was completed. In the largest category, the C1-Cats with 45 entrants, the race winners were Laurent Wühtrich/Yannis Mauroux SUI ahead of Xavier and Elia de Caulajac FRA. In the C3 category, Patrice Gautier/Carole Pelltant FRA were first, and in the F18-Cats, Didier and Yann Knipping FRA finished on rank 1.
All ranking lists on the event facebook page.
Sunday, September 25, 2016   

J/70 - Swiss Sailing League - Final - Zürcher SC - Day 2

 J/70 - Swiss Sailing League - Final - Zürcher SC - Day 2 As soon as the fog vanished over Lake Zurich yesterday morning, a light 5 to 8 kn breeze filled in and 3 more flights of the SSL Final could be sailed. With the ranks 1/1/2, the Thunersee YC with Patrick Zaugg took the lead ahead of the SN Rolloise with Olivier de Cocatrix and the RCO Oberhofen with Alain Stettler follow at equal points. In the Annual Classification, the RC Bodensee is still on top, but the SN Geneva 2 points back is not far away.
The ranking list and the daily news.
 
News – Saturday, September 24, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016   

Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Qingdao CHN - Day 4

 Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Qingdao CHN - Day 4 Light winds prevailed again at the Qingdao CHN Worldcup event and two races have been completed.
The situation in the Lasers Standard remains open as the leading Tonci Stipanovic CRO is only one point ahead of Giovanni Coccoluto ITA. Lorenzo Chiavari GBR on 3rd remains tied with Pavlos Kontides CYP. No change in the Lasers Radial, where Dongshuang Zhang CHN extended her lead on Monika Mikkola FIN with another two race wins.
All ranking list. Today, there is not even a daily report on the Worldcup website...... !
Today, the last Qualification Series races will be sailed. The Medal Races will take place on Sunday.
Saturday, September 24, 2016   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series - Act 6 - Madeira POR - Day 2

 GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series - Act 6 - Madeira POR - Day 2 Four races were sailed in a light wind around 5 kn in Funchal/Madeira POR yesterday. 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI, best of the day, joined the 'Red Bull Sailng Team' with Roman Hagara AUT on top of the interim's rankings. 4 points share 'Oman Air' (Morgan Larson USA) and 'SAP Extreme Sailing' (Jes Gram-Hansen DEN) the 3rd place. The report with results.
Saturday, September 24, 2016   (Image © James Robinson Taylor)

Dragon, 5.5m, Classic Yachts - Régates Royales - Cannes FRA - Final results

 Dragon, 5.5m, Classic Yachts - Régates Royales - Cannes FRA - Final results The Régates Royales in Cannes were concluded yesterday in a 15 kn Southwind.
The Dragons completed two races and Anatoly Loginov RUS and his team defended the first place with a 15 points' lead on Jonathan Brown GBR. Javier Scherk ESP follows on rank 3. With three race wins on the last day, Arend-Jan Pasman NED moved on top of the 5.5m clearly ahead of Hannes Waimer GER with his prominent crew (Markus Koy GER, Diego Negri ITA). The Classic Yachts (split in 8 categories) sailed a relatively short up-and-down course, a spectacle with their up to 1'300 m2 sails.
The final report and the videos.
Saturday, September 24, 2016   

GC32-Catamaran Racing Tour - Sotogrande Cup - Sotogrande ESP - Day 2

 GC32-Catamaran Racing Tour - Sotogrande Cup - Sotogrande ESP - Day 2 Light winds prevailed yesterday in Southern Spain allowing to complete again 4 races. Inspite of the first defeat of Adam Minoprio NZL on the French 'Norauto', he extended his lead on 18 points. With a race win, Sébastien Rogues FRA and his 'Team Engie' replaced 'Team Tilt' with Sébastien Schneiter SUI at equal points on rank 2.
The results and the daily news.
Saturday, September 24, 2016   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Wave - Klitmöller DEN - Day 4

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Wave - Klitmöller DEN - Day 4 Yesterday, the bad luck with wind and waves at the Danish West Coast persisted. There was some hope that competable conditions with 20 knots of wind would fill in, and for a while, the wind did arrive, but unfortunately the swell never built to a suitable level to allow the contest to begin.The forecast for today looks promising with a 16 to 18 kn wind. On Sunday however, the final day of the event, the fresh wind from the shore will not produce any waves again to start the competition. Today or never !
The PWA website.
Saturday, September 24, 2016   (Image © Felix Aeberli)

J/70 - Swiss Sailing League - Final - Zürcher SC - Day 1

 J/70 - Swiss Sailing League - Final - Zürcher SC - Day 1 Contrary to the wind forecasts announcing calm conditions, Lake Zurich decided to welcome the SSL finalists with a fair 2-3 bft Southwind and three races have been completed. Finishing 3/1/1, the RC Oberhofen with Alain Stettler has taken the lead at equal points with SN Rolloise with Olivier de Cocatrix on rank 2. Another point behind follows the RC Bodensee on 3rd keeping them on rank 1 in the overall Annual Championship rankings. Their direct opponents, the SN Geneva, finished on rank 5.
The ranking list and the news.
Saturday, September 24, 2016   (Image © MartinezStudios)

RC44 - Cascais Cup - Cascais POR - Day 2

 RC44 - Cascais Cup - Cascais POR - Day 2 Four races were completed yesterday in classic Cascais conditions with a 12-18 kn Westwind. As the leading boats from day one had a rather difficult day, the fleet is now closely together with only 4 points difference from rank 1 to 7. John Bassadone GBR with his 'Peninsula Petroleum' defended rank 1 but 'Ceeref' and 'Bronenosec' are only one point behind.
The ranking list and the daily report.
Saturday, September 24, 2016   

Match Racing - Womens Match Racing World Championship 2016 - Sheboygan USA - Day 3

 Match Racing - Womens Match Racing World Championship 2016 - Sheboygan USA - Day 3 After two days' waiting due to fog and circling light winds, the Women's Matchrace World Championship was finally kicked-off yesterday with the first Round Robin races. Leader after 13 flights is Stephanie Roble USA with a 10-1 score ahead of Anna Östling SWE (9-2). Renée Groenveld NED and Anne-Claire Le Berre FRA follow with 8-3 each on rank 3.
The report.
 
News – Friday, September 23, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016   

Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Qingdao CHN - Day 2

 Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Qingdao CHN - Day 2 The light 6-9 kn winds persisted also on the second day of the Qingdao Olympic Classes Worldcup event, but only the Laser are present with representative international fleets.
The Rio Silver medalist Tonci Stipanovic CRO defended his lead in the Lasers Standard, but with the discard in effect, Giovanni Coccoluto ITA is only one point behind. Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR remains on the 3rd place. Dongshuang Zhang CHN won the Laser Racial race and stays undefeated on top overall. Monika Mikkola FIN and Rubai Yuan CHN follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, September 23, 2016   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series - Act 6 - Madeira POR - Day 1

Only one race in light winds could be sailed off Madeira on the first day of the 6th Act of the Extreme Sailing Series. Roman Hagara AUT and his 'Red Bull Sailing Team' finished first ahead of 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI on 2nd. The Tour leader 'Oman Air' were on the 4th place. For the first time, an American team is starting at an Extreme Series event. 'Vega Racing' with Brad Funk USA is on the 6th place among the 7 starters. The report with rankings.
Friday, September 23, 2016   

GC32-Catamaran Racing Tour - Sotogrande Cup - Sotogrande ESP - Day 1

The foiling GC32 catamarans are also racing at Sotogrande in the South of Spain, where in an up to 20 kn Poniente breeze, 5 races have been completed. Adam Minoprio NZL helmsman of Franck Cammas' 'Norauto-Team' won all 5 heats an is clearly leading ahead of 'Team Tilt' of Sébastien Schneiter SUI (age 20) with a DNF due to gear failure in race 4 and Sébastien Rogues FRA ('Team Engie') at equal points. The ranking list (scroll down) and the report.
Friday, September 23, 2016   (Image © MartinezStudios)

RC44 - Cascais Cup - Cascais POR - Day 2

 RC44 - Cascais Cup - Cascais POR - Day 2 After the usual matchrace day on Wednesday, fleetracing began at the RC44 Cascais Cup where 3 races have been completed in a moderate 8-10 kn breeze. Two race wins were not enough for 'Cereef' with the owner Igor Lah SLO steering and Adrian Stead GBR as tactician, as they spoiled the perfect record with a 9th place and remain 2nd in the interim's rankings. John Bassadone GBR with his 'Petroleum Peninsula' (tactics Vasco Vascotto ITA) finishing 4/2/1 delivered a solid row of results taking the overall lead eventually.
The report, the ranking list and the videos.
 
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