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News – Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017   

470 - Japan Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 5

 470 - Japan Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 5 For the first time, a local seabreeze around 13 kn filled in on the Olympic waters of Enoshima, the venue of the 2020 Games. Three races could be held.
Today, three Japanese teams will fight for the Medals, while the World Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS on rank 4, with a premature start disqualification yesterday, will hardly be able to compensate the 17 points' backlog. Naoki Ichino/Takashi Hasegawa JPN lead 3 points ahead of Tetsuya Isozaki/Akira Takayanagi JPN on rank 2. Only one point farther back follow Keiju Okada/Junpei Hokazono JPN, they too with an option on the title. Silvia Mas/Paula Barcelo ESP on rank 21 are the best women's team.
The ranking list, the daily news and the videos.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017   

Laser Radial - Men's & Women's World Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Day 2

 Laser Radial - Men's & Women's World Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Day 2 Light winds prevailed also on the second day of the Laser Radial-Worlds on the Ijssel-Meer, allowing to complete two races.
The Olympic Medalist Evi Van Acker BEL has taken the overall lead in the women's with the day ranks 3 and 9. Manami Doi JPN follows on 2nd with a 4 points' backlog. Cristina Pujol ESP moved up on rank 3. Comeback of the Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED after the failed first day. As best of the day, she advanced on rank 24 overall.
In the men's category, Axel Rahm SWE is new on rank 1 jointly with Daniil Krutskikh RUS at equal points. Alfonso Fernandez ESP on the 3rd place is only one point back. As best of the day (1/2), the multiple Radial World Champion Marcin Rudawski POL advanced on rank 4.
The ranking lists, the short report and the event facebook page with photos.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017   

J-Class - World Championship 2017 - Newport RI, USA - Day 1

 J-Class - World Championship 2017 - Newport RI, USA - Day 1 The J-Class World Championship 2017 began in Newport RI yesterday with a 20-Miles-Coastal Race sailed in ideal conditions with a breeze around 15 kn. The J-Class yachts sailed their first regattas on Newport Bay in 1930, and they are still considered the most beautiful boats built ever.
'Hanuman', steered by Ken Read USA finished first followed by 'Svea' with Peter Isler USA. The [URL=wxw.jclassyachts.com/news/welcome-home-js-1]news/URL] with results.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017   

H-Boot - World Championship 2017 - Brunnen SUI - Day 1

 H-Boot - World Championship 2017 - Brunnen SUI - Day 1 Best Lake Uri thermal breeze conditions prevailed on the first day of the H-Boat World Championship and three races could be completed with Scandinavians dominating. Claus Hoj-Jensen DEN leads with a 4 points' advantage on Morton Nielsen DEN. Bengt Ramne SWE is already 12 points back.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017   

Regatta-Weekend Switzerland - August 19/20

 Regatta-Weekend Switzerland  - August 19/20 As the only nautical medium in Switzerland, we inform daily in full on the National regatta scene if and when details are available. Check out the Sailing Switzerland section of this web-portal for results and information.
Please contact us, should one of the events in Switzerland not have been covered here. As the Swiss Regatta Calendar is unfortunately no longer complete, we are grateful if Clubs, Classes and Athletes send us links or information, in their's and the Swiss sailing communities' interests. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
 
News – Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017   (Image © Junichi Hirai)

470 - Japan Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 3

 470 - Japan Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 3 Yesterday was the first day of the Final Series sailed in Gold-, Silver- and Bronzefleets. Light winds prevailed during the three races held, as the video of the day reveals.
Finishing twice on rank 2, Ryo Imamura/Ryusuke Oshima JPN have taken the overall lead ahead of Carl-Fredrik Fock/Marcus Dackhammar SWE. The World Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS follow on rank 6. Silvia Mas/Paula Barcelo ESP on rank 13 are the best women's team.
The results will be updated during the morning UTC, as today's race have been underway for a while in Japan.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017   

 The top-quality A-Cat World Championship 2017 in Poland began yesterday in a 12-14 kn wind with two races and the 126 boats' fleet split in two Groups.
Darren Bundock AUS and his training partner Steve Brewin AUS won both heats in their Groups and have the joint overall lead after day one. Daniel Caviezel SUI, rank 2 and 3 is on the 3rd place at equal points with the European Champion Jakub Surowiec POL. The defending World Champion Mischa Heemskerk NED capsized and is only on rank 27.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)

Finn, H-Boot, J-Class, Optimist - International Regatta high season

 Finn, H-Boot, J-Class, Optimist - International Regatta high season The yachtracing high season continues this week, closely followed of course by sailing-news.ch.
In Newport RI, USA, the impressive J-Class-Yachts will sail their World Championship. The Finn Silver Cup), the Junior Word Championship of the Class, will be held in Hungary. On Lake Silvaplana, the Swiss Finns will sail their International Championship.The Optimists will duel for the Team-Race-European title on Lake Ledro ITA above Lake Garda, an last-but-not-least, the H-Boats will sail their World Championship on Lake Uri. All mentioned event have their Opening today. Stay tuned !
Tuesday, August 22, 2017   

Beach-Catamaran - Yvan Bourgnon SUI in the North-West Passage

 Beach-Catamaran - Yvan Bourgnon SUI in the North-West Passage Forced to interrupt his journey because of upcoming ice, Yvan Bourgnon SUI has now tackled the last part of the North-West-Passage, slowed down by drift-ice especially during the night when up in the high North, the sun disappears for about 6 hours. To anchor the cat, a water depth of max two meters is allowed due to the length of the anchor hawser and detours to approach the shore are the consequence. The latest obstacle shows up: the Tundra, free from snow due to the climate warming, is partly on fire in the North of Canada as well as on Greenland, and thick billows of smoke not only cumber the navigation, but heavily reduce the direct warming sunlight. The report (in French).
The facebook page with reports and videos.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017   

49er, 29er - Autumn Regatta - Steckborn - YC Schaffhausen

 49er, 29er - Autumn Regatta - Steckborn - YC Schaffhausen For the first time since a long time, a 49er Regatta has been organised in Switzerland over the past weekend on the Lower Lake Constance. Stefan Zurfluh/Philippe Erni SCStä - change of roles compared with their 470 campaign - won all four races and were the dominators ahead of Fabian and Laura Schreiner. Lukas Bühler/ Philipp Manger finished 3rd among the 11 participants.
On top of the small 29er fleet were Alexander and Rafael Bommer.
The ranking lists and the facebook page of the Swiss 49er Class Association just founded.
 
News – Monday, August 21, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017   

470 - Japan Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2

 470 - Japan Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2 Three races were held at the 470 Japan Nationals in moderate winds and the discard result was activated. Local teams are on the first three places with Tetsuya Isozaki/Akira Takayanagi JPN as first after two race wins and a second rank in their Group. The favorites and multiple Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS follow on the 4th place. Silvia Mas/Paula Barcelo ESP on the 9th position are the best 470 women team. Impressive the big number of Japanese 470s !
The results.
Racing is already underway in Japan this morning and the updated ranking lists will be posted till noon UTC.
Monday, August 21, 2017   

Laser Radial - Men's & Women's World Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Start today

 Laser Radial - Men's & Women's World Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Start today Back-to-back of the Laser Radial Youth Worlds, the World Championships of the Olympic Laser Radial Women's and the Radial Men are on the program. 100 women from 39 nations and 4 continents are on the entry list, among them the top favorite and Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED on her home waters. 63 participants from 26 nations and 5 continents are on the Radial men entry list.
The entry list and the event facebook page.
Monday, August 21, 2017   

Laser - Euromasters 2017 - Vidy SUI - Final results

 Laser - Euromasters 2017 - Vidy SUI - Final results Three races per fleet were completed on the final day of the Swiss Euromasters Regatta on Lake Geneva without changing the positions on the podiums.
The top rankings are in the Lasers Standard Wolfgang Gerz GER clearly ahead of Roger Schulz GER, closely followed by Robert Rönnback SUI, in the Lasers Radial Marco Casalini GER, winner of 4 of the 7 races, clearly ahead of Corinne Lavalle FRA and Jacques Perret SUI.
The event website with all ranking lists.
Monday, August 21, 2017   

Windsurfing - Slalom und Formula Swiss Championship - Silvaplana - Final results

 Windsurfing - Slalom und Formula Swiss Championship - Silvaplana - Final results As already on Saturday, a Northwind was blowing down from the Julier Pass across the small Lake Silvaplana, and after the cancellation of the Jubilee Engadine Surf Marathon, the final Slalom and Formula races had to be cancelled as well.
After seven runs, Wojtek Brzozowski POL won the Formula Championship ahead of Elia Colombo SUI and Richard Stauffacher. In the women, Franziska Stauffacher SUI was first ahead of Karin Jaggi SUI. Only two Slalom heats were completed and the podiums are in the men's Sebastian Kördel GER ahead of Jordy Vonk NED and Richard Stauffacher SUI, in the women's Karin Jaggi SUI ahead of Elena De Geus NED and Franziska Stauffacher SUI.
The news and all ranking lists.
Monday, August 21, 2017   

Optimist - Annual Points' Championship 2017 - Davoser SSC - Final results

 Optimist - Annual Points' Championship 2017 - Davoser SSC - Final results Cool temperatures but good wind conditions prevailed at the Optimist Points' Championship Regatta on Lake Davos (5'000 ft above s/l). Winner after 6 races was Maxime Thommen YCZ clearly ahead of Lisa Gailland CVVT and Maxim Dneprov SCC. The best of the younger Group B was Lars Dittel BT on the 12th place overall among the 119 participants.
The results.
Monday, August 21, 2017   

Star - Grimsel-Race - Top of Grimsel -Pass - Final results

 Star - Grimsel-Race - Top of Grimsel -Pass - Final results After the fog dispelled, 5 more races could be sailed on Lake Death on top of the Grimsel Pass (7'100 ft), three of them won by Bernhard and Sophie Seger RCO who climbed on rank 1 overall, just one point ahead of Ben Sternberg/Joshua Revkin USA. Martin Ingold/Dario Bischof TYC followed on rank 3 among the 10 teams.
The final ranking list (PDF) and the photos.
 
News – Sunday, August 20, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017   

470 - Japanese Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1

 470 - Japanese Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1 As a tune-up to the 470 Junior World Championship taking place on the 2020 Olympic waters in Tokyo JPN on the coming weekend, the 470 Japan National Championship began yesterday. 110 teams from 25 nations, among them the double Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS are on the entry list.
One race was sailed on the opening day, the fleet split in three Groups with Daichi Takayama/Kimihiko Imamura JPN, Tetsuya Isozaki/Akira Takayanagi JPN and Lucas Calabrese/Ian Macdiarmid USA as winners. The ranking list.
Today's races are already underway and the results will be posted during this morning on the event website. The event facebook page with pictures.
Sunday, August 20, 2017   (Image © Elena Razina)

Dragon - European Championship 2017 - Thun SUI - Final results

 Dragon - European Championship 2017 - Thun SUI - Final results Sufficient wind to complete two races prevailed on the final day of the Dragon European Championship on Lake Thoune yesterday. With the fresher breeze and the discard in effect, the ranking list changed substantially.
The new European Champions are Petro Andrade POR/ Bernardo Torres POR/Charles Nankin BRA sailing under GER flag. Dimitri Samokhin RUS, winner of the Swiss Championship a week ago, advanced on rank 2. Jewgenij Braslavets UKR and his team, sailing under UAE flag (United Arab Emirates) earned Bronze. The previous leaders Markus Brennecke/Jochen Schümann/ Ingo Borowski GER dropped on rank 5 as best Germans among the 60 teams.
The ranking list and the event facebook page with pictures.
Sunday, August 20, 2017   

Laser - Euromasters 2017 - Vidy SUI

 Laser - Euromasters 2017 - Vidy SUI The depression from the West on Friday evening changed the weather situation on Lake Geneva substantially and three races could be completed yesterday.
In the Lasers Standard, the former Finn World Champion Wolfgang Gerz GER defended his lead but the best of the day Roger Schulz GER joined Gerz point-wise on top. Robert Rönnback SUI is new on rank 3.
In the Radials, Marco Casalini GER extended his lead on 3 points. Corinne Lavalle FRA remains on the 2nd place. New on rank 3 is Jacques Perret SUI.
The event website with links to the ranking lists.
Sunday, August 20, 2017   (Image © James Robinson Taylor)

8mJI - World Championship 2017 - Hanko NOR - Final results

 8mJI - World Championship 2017 - Hanko NOR - Final results Fresh winds of up to 20 kn prevailed on the last day of the 8mIJ World Championship in Hankö NOR, but the podium did not change.
Avia Wilment GBR on the only (2014) boat underway was the clear winner ahead of Werner Deuring AUT, winner of the 'SIRA' rankings for yachts built before 1960. Lars Ingeberg NOR defended the 3rd place. HM King Harald of Norway (age 80) finished on the good 6th position.
The final ranking list and the event website.
Sunday, August 20, 2017   

Star - Grimsel-Race - Grimsel-Pass SUI - Day 1

 Star - Grimsel-Race - Grimsel-Pass SUI - Day 1 The weather change over Switzerland influenced obviously also the conditions on the Alps. A thick fog delayed the start of the first race, but after a while, two races could be completed, with the finish of the second one again in a thick fog.
With the ranks 1 and 3, Ben Sternberg/Joshua Revkin USA took the overall lead ahead of Roman Timm/Kaspar Huber SCMd and Bernhard Sofie Seger RCO at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. 10 Starboats particiipate .... there is no room for more on the small Lake Death on top of the Grimsel Pass (7'100 ft a.s/l). The ranking list (PDF).
Sunday, August 20, 2017   

SRS - La Galérienne - GCN Auvernier

 SRS - La Galérienne - GCN Auvernier A big fleet paricipated yesterday in the Galérienne in Auvernier/Lake Nechâtel.
In the TCF1,2 and X-rankings (14 teams), Jean-Louis Frei BT finished first with his Luthi ahead of Jacques Blanc MY on a Farr 280 and Michel Matthey on a Luthi 38'2. In the TCF3 4-rankings (14 teams), Tom Studer CVN on his Dolphin finished first ahead of André Bechler WCM on a Brenta 30. In the not measured boats (12 teams), Beat Furrer AVP on his 6mIJ finished first.
All ranking lists.
 
News – Saturday, August 19, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017   

Laser Radial - Youth World Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Final results

 Laser Radial - Youth World Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Final results Fresh winds prevailed also on the final day of the Laser Radial Youth World Championship on the Ijssell-Meer during the last two races. With the second discard activated, the rankings changed considerably.
Gold in the Boys went to Dimitris Papadimitriou GRE with ranks 1 and 2 yesterday resulting in a 27 points advantage overall with the second discard. Matias Dietrich ARG defended rank 2 by a small margin on Nicholas Bezy HKG new on the 3rd place. Josh Armit NZL with the same number of points had to content himself with rank 4, but he earned Gold in the U17-classification. Zac Littlewood AUS and Nico Naujock GER completed the U17 podium.
Gold for Hannah Anderssohn GER in the Girls' rankings 2 points ahead of Dolores Moreira Fraschini URU and Charlotte Rose USA, best of the day with the ranks 1 and 2, up on rank 3.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Saturday, August 19, 2017   (Image © Elena Razina)

Drachen - European Championship 2017 - Thun SUI - Day 4

 Drachen - European Championship 2017 - Thun SUI - Day 4 Another day with only a light thermal breeze during a short moment, and only one race could be held. Stephan Link GER (with Frank Butzmann GER) was the winner advancing on rank 3 overall. Markus Brennecke GER (with Jochen Schümann GER) remains on top but Pedro Andrade POR reduced the gap on one point.
The ranking list .
Saturday, August 19, 2017   (Image © Yves Ryncki)

Laser - Euro-Masters - Vidy SUI - Day 1

 Laser - Euro-Masters - Vidy SUI - Day 1 The Swiss Round of the 2017 Euromasters began yesterday on Lake Geneva in light winds and all fleets completed one race in a 5 kn breeze.
In the Lasers Standard (16 participants/3 nations), Wolfgang Gerz GER was first ahead of Yan Perret SUI and Reinhard Noack GER, the best in the Radials (10 participants/4 nations) was Marco Casalini GER. Ute Noack GER and Corinne Lavalle FRA follow on the ranks 2 and 3. The best Swiss Jacquers Perret SUI was on rank 4.
All ranking lists and the news.
Saturday, August 19, 2017   (Image © James Robinson Taylor)

8mJI - World Championship 2017 - Hanko NOR - Day 5

 8mJI - World Championship 2017 - Hanko NOR - Day 5 Two races were held yesterday after the lay day and both heats were won by Avia Willment GBR. She is the only participant in the category 'Modern' with a boat built in 2014. The situation in the 'Sira category' (built in 1960 or earlier), Werner Deuring AUT, second overall, remains on top, but Lars Ingeberg NOR, the Olympia medalist Terry McLaughlin CAN and HM King Harald of Noray are not far behind.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Saturday, August 19, 2017   

Windsurfing - Formula Swiss Championship 2017 - Silvaplana - Day 5

 Windsurfing - Formula Swiss Championship 2017 - Silvaplana - Day 5 The Maloja wind was only moderate yesterday but neverthess allowing to continue the Windsurf Week with the Formula as well as the Windsurf Foil Racing Swiss Championships with four heats each.
In the Formula competition, Wojtek Brozowski POL leads ahead of Elia Colombo SUI and Richard Stauffacher SUI. In the women's rankings, Franziska Stauffacher SUI is first ahead of Karin Jaggi SUI and Marion Froidevaux SUI - The ranking list.
First in the Foil-Windsurfers is Gonzalo Costa ARG ahead of Alexandre Cousin FRA. The only Swiss among the 14 participants is Balz Müller SUI on rank 13 - The ranking list.
Today, the Engadine Surf Marathon is on the program. Prominent drivers participate in the 40 Years' Jubliee event as the preview on the event website reveals.
Saturday, August 19, 2017   

Star - Grimsel-Race - Grimsel-Passhöhe - Start today

 Star - Grimsel-Race - Grimsel-Passhöhe - Start today The always innovative Starfleet Basle opened a new saiing venue in Switzerland: the Totensee (Lake of death), a reservoir lake on top of the Grimsel pass 7100 ft above sea level. Ten teams - among them Ben Sternberg/Joshua Revking USA - fight for the Fleet Champions' title. Normally, a solid 3 to 5 bft wind is blowing, and it remains to be seen whether the weather change of yesterday evening with a cold front passing - with snow above 6500 ft, has a negative influence on the sailing conditions.
The preview.
 
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