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News – 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.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   

Optimist, Laser 4.7 & Radial, RS Feva - Championnat Juniors ACVL centralisé - CV Vidy

 Optimist, Laser 4.7 & Radial, RS Feva - Championnat Juniors ACVL centralisé - CV Vidy Four races per class were completed over the past weekend at the joint Youth Sailing Championship of the Lake Geneva region.
In the Optimists, Clément Guignard SNNY was the winner ahead of Max Marmy SNNY and Tom Siret CNM. First in the small Laser Radial fleet was Adrien Cardinale CVV. In the RS Fevas, the second-largest fleet with 12 teams, Alexander Ott/Giuliano Zennaro CNV were on top.
All ranking lists.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   

Grand Surprise,Toucan - Critérium de la Nautique - SN Genève

 Grand Surprise,Toucan - Critérium de la Nautique - SN Genève The day after the 'Coupe du Petit Lac' (we informed yesterday), the Toucans and Grand Surprises sailed their Criterium organised by the SN Geneva. Four races have been completed in a 8-12 kn Northeasterly on a sunny day.
Twelve participant were present in the Grand Surprises and delivered a close battle for the podium as finally only one point separated the 5th from the 2nd. Christian Haegi SNG finished first ahead of Bernard Vananty SUI and Bernard Schopfer SNG.
On top among the seven Toucans was Pierre Ducluzaux SNG ahead of Hervé Gaussen CNM and René Grept SNG.
The ranking lists.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   

Surprise, Yardstick - Seal Cup - CV Lago di Lugano

 Surprise, Yardstick - Seal Cup - CV Lago di Lugano Five races have been completed on Lake Lugano at the Seal-Cup of the Surprises and the two Yardstick categories.
Andrea Colombo CVLL finished first in the Surprises 2 points ahead of Sacha De Micheli CVLL. In the Racers (Corsa category), the Esse 850 of Luca Wullschleger CVLL was on top, in the Cruisers (Crociera), Guido De Sigis CVLL with his Dynamique Express 600 was first.
The event facebook page.
 
News – 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   

Laser Radial - Swiss Championship 2017 - YC Bielersee - Final results

 Laser Radial - Swiss Championship 2017 - YC Bielersee - Final results The Laser Radial Swiss Championship on Lake Bienne was concluded yesterday with only four races completed. Nicolas Rolaz CNM defended his first position winning the title with a 5 points' advantage on Grégoire Peverelli SNG. Gauthier Verhulst CNP moved up on the 3rd position. Rosine Baudet CNM on rank 16 among the 32 participants was the best girl. Finishing in the middle of the fleet were the veterans Edgar Röthlisberger YCB on rank 11 and Lorenz Müller YCB as 13th enjoying the event at their local club and race against the youngsters.
The ranking list and the class facebook page, where a report on the event will probably follow during the day.
Monday, May 22, 2017   

5.5m - German & Dutch National Championship 2017 - Tutzing GER - Final results

 5.5m - German & Dutch National Championship 2017 - Tutzing GER - Final results The joint German and Dutch 5.5 mIJ Championships on Lake Starnberg were concluded yesterday with three races sailed in a very shifty Eastwind. Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI) added a 2nd and a 1st place to their result sheet and as premature champions did not start to the last race. Jürg Menzi SUI finished on the 2nd place, Arend Jan Pasman NED was 3rd.
The ranking list and the report of Christoph Burger SUI.
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.
Monday, May 22, 2017   

Fireball - Swiss Championship 2017 - SV Mammern - Final results

 Fireball - Swiss Championship 2017 - SV Mammern - Final results The Fireball Swiss Championship on the Lower Lake Constance was terminated yesterday with three races, and again, Claude Mermod RCO/Ruedi Moser SCOW dominated with the ranks 1 and 2, allowing them to leave out the last race as premature Champions. Completing the podium at equal points were Jiri Cechura/Jan Will CZE 2nd and Kurt Venhoda/Sonja Zaugg SVM 3rd.
The ranking list and the class short report.
Monday, May 22, 2017   

J/70 - Swiss Challenge League - Act 2 - SSC Romanshorn - Final results

 J/70 - Swiss Challenge League - Act 2 - SSC Romanshorn - Final results Perfect conditions with a stable 10-12 kn breeze prevailed yesterday at the Swiss Sailing Challenge League Regatta on Lake Constance off Romanshorn and the full program could be sailed. The CN Versoix with Victor Casas dominated again and ended on top of the rankings with an 8 points' lead on the YC Kreuzlingen with Stefan Lion. The SC Männedorf with Peter Stöckli advanced on rank 3 on the final day.
The ranking list and the event facebook page. New leader in the Challenge League is now the CN Versoix. Two Rounds will follow, the next one end of June in Estavayer/Lake Neuchâtel.
Monday, May 22, 2017   (Image © Loris Von Siebenthal)

D-35-Catamaran - Grand Prix de Versoix - CN Versoix

 D-35-Catamaran - Grand Prix de Versoix - CN Versoix Another four races were completed yesterday on Lake Geneva off Versoix. 'Alinghi' of Ernesto Bertarelli SNG celebrated the second GP victory this year with a series of top finishes during the three days. As in the first Act, 'Zen Too' of Guy de Piciotto SNG holds rank 2 ahead of 'Ylliam' of Bertrand Demole SNG completing the podium.
The D35 website with all details and results.
Monday, May 22, 2017   

Dragon, H-Boat, Onyx - Jungfrau-Trophy II - Thunersee YC

 Dragon, H-Boat, Onyx - Jungfrau-Trophy II - Thunersee YC With the Northeasterly over the Swiss plaines, the thermal breeze filled in very late, and only the Onyx could complete one shortened race. Corinne Meyer TYC and her team finished again on top ahead of Jürg Ryffel YCR and Thomas Cantz SCStä. In the Dragons, Andy Herrmann GER was on top, in the H-Boats, the winner was Fritz Trudel SMCGW.
All ranking lists.
 
News – 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.
Sunday, May 21, 2017   

Fireball - Swiss Championship 2017 - SV Mammern - Day 3

 Fireball - Swiss Championship 2017 - SV Mammern - Day 3 Light but variable winds of up to 8 kn prevailed yesterday on the Lower Lake Constance allowing to complete another four races at the Fireball Nationals. Claude Mermod/Ruedi Moser RCO added two more bullets on their race results card, confirming their role as favorites, and have now a 5 points' lead on Paruzek/Kosvica CZE. Cechura/Will CZE follow on rank 3.
results (PDF).
Sunday, May 21, 2017   

J/70 - Swiss Sailing Challenge League - Act 2 - SSC Romanshorn - Day 2

 J/70 - Swiss Sailing Challenge League - Act 2 - SSC Romanshorn - Day 2 Racing continued yesterday in very light winds on Lake Constance at Round 2 of the Swiss Sailing Challenge League (the 2nd League for promotion to the Super League). No changes occurred in the overall rankings. The CN Versoix with Victor Casas extended the lead on top ahead of the SC Tribschenhorn with Jan Van den Broek and the YC Kreuzlingen with Stefan Lion on the ranks 2 and 3.
The ranking list and the event facebook page.
Sunday, May 21, 2017   

420 - Annual Points' Championship 2017 - SC Cham - Day 1

 420 - Annual Points' Championship 2017 - SC Cham - Day 1 A light Southwind filled in on Lake Zoug with delay late yesterday afternoon, allowing to sail two races. Finishing 1 and 2, Solène Mariani/Maud Schmid CNM took the interim's lead ahead of Nick Zeltner/Till Seger RCO one point behind. lorian Geissbühler/Livio Erni YCB and Morgan Lauber/Léo Tetaz CNM share the 3rd place at equal points. 19 teams participate.
The ranking list.
Sunday, May 21, 2017   

Contender - Klassenmeisterschaft 2017 - SV Mammern - Day 2

 Contender - Klassenmeisterschaft 2017 - SV Mammern - Day 2 Difficult light-wind conditions prevailed yesterday at the Contender Class Championship during the three races completed. Gernot Götz GER continued his winning streak with the day ranks 1/1/2 extending his lead on Frank Richter GER 2nd and Tobias Hanke GER 3rd. The best Swiss is now Erich Ott SVM on rank 8, Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI, best woman, follows on rank 9.
The ranking list (PDF).
Sunday, May 21, 2017   

M2-Catamaran, SRS - Bold d'Or du Lac Neuchâtel - Final results

 M2-Catamaran, SRS - Bold d'Or du Lac Neuchâtel - Final results The Bol d'Or, the round Lake Neuchâtel race, was held yesterday in mostly light, sometimes moderate winds, ideal conditions for the M2 catamarans, occupying the first 9 ranks overall. After 6 hrs 45 min, 'Satanas' with Christophe Peclard finished first 15 minutes ahead of 'Swiss Medical Network' (Didier Pfister) and 'Team Work' (Arnaud Didisheim). The best monohull, the Luthy 10 of Christophe Dubuis SNR, crossed the finish line with a 1 hrs 45 min backlog on rank 12.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Sunday, May 21, 2017   

Drachen, H-Boot, Onyx - Jungfrau-Trophy II - Thunersee YC - Day 1

 Drachen, H-Boot, Onyx - Jungfrau-Trophy II - Thunersee YC - Day 1 The traditional Jungfrau-Trophy for Yachts on Lake Thoune began yesterday in a well-established thermal breeze.
In the largest fleet with 14 entrants, the Dragons, Andy Herrmann GER and his team are leading ahead of Norbert Stadler SCSG and Walter Zürcher TYC.
In the H-Boats, Fritz Trudel SMCGW clearly leads ahead of Werner Tiefenbach TYC.
In the Onyx, Ralf Plänkers ZYC and Corinne Meyer TYC share the lead at equal points. Peter Stöckli SCMd follows as 3rd.
All ranking lists.
 
News – 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.
Saturday, May 20, 2017   

Fireball - Swiss Championship 2017 - SV Mammern - Day 2

 Fireball - Swiss Championship 2017 - SV Mammern - Day 2 After Thursday without sufficient wind to complete a race, a fresh Westwind of up to 30 kn filled in yesterday and 3 races were held, all three won by Mermod/Moser RCO legten 3 always ahead of Paruzek/Kosvica CZE. For today and Sunday, much less wind has been announced.
The results (PDF).
Saturday, May 20, 2017   (Image © Loris Von Siebenthal)

Décision 35 - Open de Versoix - CN Versoix - Day 1

 Décision 35 - Open de Versoix - CN Versoix - Day 1 The rainy weather with a slowly passing frontal system from the West allowed the 8 Décision-35 to sail only one race on Lake Geneva yesterday. 'Alinghi' (Ernesto Bertarelli SUI) was the winner ahead of 'Mobimo' (Christian Wahl SUI) and 'Zen Too' (Guy de Piccioto SUI). 'Swisscom' (Julien Monnier SUI) and 'Okalys' (Nicolas Grange) with Billy Besson FRA steering are on the ranks 4 an 5.
The D-35 website with results.
Saturday, May 20, 2017   

Contender - Klassenmeisterschaft 2017 - SV Mammern - Day 1

 Contender - Klassenmeisterschaft 2017 - SV Mammern - Day 1 The Contender Class started its Championship on the Lower Lake Constance off Mammern yesterday as well. Three races were completed in a fresh westerly breeze. Finishing 3/1/2, Emilio Botta ITA has taken the lead at equal points with Gernot Götz GER. Best Swiss (and women) is Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI on the 8th place. 17 boats from 3 nations participate. The results (PDF).
Saturday, May 20, 2017   

Regatta Weekend Switzerland - May 19-21

 Regatta Weekend Switzerland - May 19-21 During this weekend, much activity is running on the Swiss lakes in addition to the Swiss Championships of the Fireballs, Contenders and Lasers Standard & Radial (without news and results up to now). The Swiss Challenge League starts another event today in Romanshorn/Lake Constance, on Lake Neuchâtel, the Bol d'Or long-distance race is on the program, and in addition numerous classes sail annual Championship Rounds on various lakes.
Again, sailing-news.ch is the only medium in Switzerland informing currently every day - also on Sunday - on the racing activities of sailors, clubs and classes.
 
News – 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   

Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Day 5 - Victory for Sharp GBR/Santurde ESP

 Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Day 5 - Victory for Sharp GBR/Santurde ESP This morning at 2:45 h UTC, Phil Sharp GBR/Pablo Santurde ESP crossed the finish of the Normandy Channel Race in Caen FRA as winners. The 500 miles were crossed in 4 days and 11 hours. Jean Galfione/Nicolas Troussel FRA followed as 2nd three hours behind. Maxime Sorel/Antoine Carpantier FRA had 5 nm to sail this morning the arrive as 3rd.
The race tracker and the news.
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.
Friday, May 19, 2017   

Fireball - Swiss Championship 2017 - SV Mammern - Day 1

 Fireball - Swiss Championship 2017 - SV Mammern - Day 1 No wind yesterday on the lower Lake Constance on the first day of the 2017 Fireball Swiss Championship. 29 teams from Switzerland and the Czech Republic are on the entry list. Good condition prevailed however the days before, where the Class held trainings and tune-up heats. Here the video.
The event website.
 
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