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News – Saturday, June 24, 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017   (Image © Ricardo Pinto)

AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 3

 AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 3 This evening at 6h UTC, the duel between 'Team New Zealand' with Peter Burling NZL and 'Oracle' with Jimmy Spithill AUS will continue. Four days are left to grasp the Cup with 7 wins. How far will the New Zealanders be at the end of the day .... and go with a matchpoint in tomorrows' races ? Was 'Oracle' in the past five days in a position to make their AC50 faster in the light winds that have been forecast for today ?
The preview.
Saturday, June 24, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Day 3

A fresh westerly breeze of up to 25 kn filled in on Kiel Bay yesterday after two light-wind days. In most classes, the exerienced teams took the command. aMatthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS won all three races of the day in the 470 men and moved on top Pawel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS and Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER. Three bullets earned also Anna Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL replacing Frederike Loewe/Anna Markfort GER on top of the 470 women.
In the 49ers, the domintors of the day were Will Philipps/Sam Philipps AUS winning 3 of the 4 heats and moving up on rank 4 overall. New on the first place are David Gilmour/Joel Turner AUS. Przybytek/Kolodzinski POL follow with 10 points backlog on the 2nd place. Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL won 2 of the 4 races in the 49ersFX and climbed on rank 1. Dobson/Tidey GBR and Lutz/Beuke GER follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
Man of the day in the Finns was Max Salminen SWE with the day ranks 2/1/1, advancing on rank 2 only 2 points behind Deniss Karpak EST.
No changes occurred in the Nacra 17, where Thomas Zajac/Barbara Matz AUT defended the first place 2 points in front of Jan-Hauke Erichsen/Ann-Kristin Wedemeyer GER.
All ranking lists and the daily news .
Saturday, June 24, 2017   

Laser - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Day 3

 Laser - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Day 3 The last qualification races before the split in Gold- and Silverfleets were sailed for the first time in a fresh up to 25 kn breeze causing major changes in the overall rankings.
With the day ranks 2/1/1, Silvia Zennaro ITA has taken the lead in the Lasers Radial 7 points ahead of Ecem Gusel TUR on rank 2. Brenda Bowskill CAN jumped on rank 4.
In the Lasers Standard, Enrique Arathoon ESA (El Salvador) has taken the lead ahead of Philipp Buhl GER, winner of all 3 heats in his group, reducing the deficit on the leader to one point only. Another points back is Karl-Martin Rammö EST on 3rd.
All ranking lists and the daily news .
Saturday, June 24, 2017   

International Classes - Kiel Week, Part 2 - Kiel GER - Day 3

Also in Part 2 of the Kiel Week, dedicated mainly to the Olympic Classes, there are International Classes racing.
With 121 teams from 14 nations, the 420s have once more an impressive fleet on the starting line. Daniel Göttlich/Linus Klasen GER won all four races in their group. Eduard Ferrer/Carlos de Maqua ESP follow with 3 race wins on rank 2. Telis Athanasopoulos/Dimitrios Tassios GRE are 3rd.
In the J/70s, Gordon Nickel GER is first after 3 races.
The Melges 24 sail another Round of their European Sailing Series, and Stephan Gründler GER and his team are on rank 1 after 3 races.
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Saturday, June 24, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Final Results

 Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Final Results The Solitaire 2017 was concluded yesterday in Dieppe FRA in a fresh reaching breeze after four days in difficult light winds on the English Channel. Charlie Dalin FRA was the winner of the 4th and last leg. Nicolas Lunven FRA grasped his second Solitaire victory ahead of Adrien Hardy FRA and Charlie Dalin FRA. Justine Mettraux SUI on 'Teamwork' (Magenta Project) finished her second Solitaire as best woman on the excellent 7th place overall.
The rankings, the news and the videos.
Saturday, June 24, 2017   

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Saturday, June 24, 2017   

2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 3

 2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 3 The Para Classes sailed two races each at their World Championships in Kiel.
Damien Séguin FRA defended his lead in the 2.4m. Antonio Squizzato ITA as best of the day (ranks 1 and 2) advanced on rank 2. Matthew Bugg AUS remains on rank 3.
In the Hansa 303 women, Violeta del Reino ESP is new on top at equal points with Magali Moraine FRA on rank 2.
Christopher Symonds AUS remains on top of the Hansa 303 men. Piotr Cichocki POL advanced on rank 2 thanks to a race win.
All ranking lists and the daily news .
Saturday, June 24, 2017   

 Act 3 of the J/70 European Sailing Series began on Lake Garda yesterday with two races. Carlo Alberini ITA and his team has taken the lead 2 points ahead of Claudia Rossi ITA. The best Swiss Stefan Seger SUI is on the 36th place among the 72 teams from 19 nations. The results and the news (in Italian).
 
News – Friday, June 23, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Keel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2

 Olympic Classes - Keel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2 Thunderstorms and calms impaired racing on the second day of the Olympic Classes Kiel Week yesterday. Some classes returned even without a valid result. Only the skiff classes sailing closer to the shore completed almost the normal program.
Porebski/Rippey NZL defended their lead in the 49ers, but Gilmour/Turner AUS joined the leaders points-wise. New on rank 3 are Heil/Plössel GER, while Scheidt/Borges BRA descended on the 6th place with medium day results. In the 49ersFX, Victoria Jurczok/Anika Lorenz GER are now 3 points ahead of Tina Lutz/Susan Beuke GER.
The 470s had no valid race. Bargehr/Mähr AUT and Belcher/Ryan AUS share the first place in the 470 men, and in the 470 women, Loew/Markfort GER are on top in front of Smith/Ryan AUS.
Max Salminen SWE won the only race in the Finns. Overall, Deniss Karpak EST and Nenad Bugarin CRO remain on rank 1 at equal points. In the Nacra 17, the duel between Thomas Zajac/Barbara Matz AUT and Jan-Hauke Erichsen/Ann-Kristin Wedemeyer GER, separated by 2 points only, went on.
Laser results in separate news text below.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, June 23, 2017   

Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2

 Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2 The thundery weather disturbed the program of the two Laser classes.
In the Lasers Standard, two of the three groups completed at least one race, the Radials could not sail at all. The ranking list of the Lasers Standard is therefore not very meaningful. Karl-Martin Rammö EST and Francesco Marrai ITA are jointly on top.
In the Radials, Vasileia Karachaliou GRE is on top having won the two races of the opening day. Svenja Weger GER and Erika Reineke USA follow at equal points on rank 2.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, June 23, 2017   

2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 2

 2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 2 The Para Classes were hampered by the lack of wind as well. Only the 2.4m completed one race won by Björnar Erikstad NOR. Damien Séguin FRA advanced on top of the overall classification with his 2nd race rank.
In the Hansa 303 women, Magali Moraines FRA is first, in the Hands 303 men, Christopher Symonds AUS is on top.
Friday, June 23, 2017   (Image © Alexis Courcoux)

Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 4

 Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 4 The fleet sailing under spi is now progressing rapidly direction Dieppe FRA in a fresh breeze after four light-wind days and will arrive around 7h UTC. The leading boats are still closely together with Charlie Dalin FRA on first 0,5 nm ahead of Sébastien Simon FRA and 0,7 nm in front of Alexis Loison FRA. With a 2,1 nm backlog, the best woman Justine Mettraux SUI (Magenta Project) was still on the 8th position.
The race tracker, the reports and the videos.
Friday, June 23, 2017   

5.5m - Swiss Championship 2017 - CN Pully - Day 1

 5.5m - Swiss Championship 2017 - CN Pully - Day 1 The 5.5 mJI Swiss Championship began yesterday on Lake Geneva in a hot summer weather. Very light winds prevailed during the whole day, but nevertheless, three races could be completed. Daniel Schenker TYC is the interim's leader with the day ranks 2/3/1 and a 2 points' advantage on Bernard Haissly SNG. Jürg Menzi TYC on rank 3 is already 6 points back.
The results and the short report with photos.
 
News – Thursday, June 22, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017   (Image © Ricardo Pinto)

AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER - Final results

 AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER - Final results The wind was somewhat fresher on the second and crucial day of the Youth America's Cup allowing for the first time to fly the AC45s. 'New Zealand Sailing Team' was unbeatable in these conditions and won all three heats. Thanks to the big advantage from day one, 'BAR Academy' with Robert Bounce GBR stayed on rank one overall by a small margin, leaving the Silver Medal to the New Zealanders. The Swiss 'Team Tilt' had a solid day moving them on the podium to grasp Bronze.
The official news with final results.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 1

 Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 1 The winds remained moderate on the first day of the Olympic Classes Kiel Week. All Olympic events except the RS:X Windsurfers are held.
In the 49ers, Josh Porebski/Trent Rippey NZL took the interim's lead with two race wins. Robert Scheidt/Gabriel Borges BRA follow on rank 2. The German Olympic medalists Heil/Plössel GER are on the 3rd place. In the 49ersFX, Victoria Jurczok/Anika Lorenz GER are on rank 1 ahead of the favorites Annemiek Bekkering/Marieke Jongens NED.
In the 470 men, Bargehr/Mähr AUT and the Olympic Silver medalists Belcher/Ryan AUS share the first place. Frederike Loewe/Anna Markfort GER are on top of the 470 women with the day ranks 1 and 3. The Olympians Carrie Smith/Jaime Ryan AUS follow 6 points behind.
Last year's winner Deniss Karpak EST has already taken the lead in the Finns with Nenad Bugarin CRO 2nd at equal points with the first. The Nacra-17-catamarans in the process of changing to a foiling version have mostly development teams at the start. Thomas Zajac/Barbara Matz AUT are on top with two race wins.
Results and information on the Laser Classes are presented in the news text below.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 1

 Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 1 Light winds prevailed on the first day of the Olympic Classes Kiel Week and both Laser fleets completed two races each.
Vasileia Karachaliou GRE won both races in the Lasers Radial and are first interim's ahead of Svenja Weger GER and Erika Reineke USA 4 points behind on the ranks 2 and 3.
Italian Laser sailors are on top of the 129 boats' Laser Standard fleet with Marco Benini ITA and Francesco Marrai ITA. At equal points on rank 3 follow Enrique Arathoon ESA (El Salvador), Sergei Komissarov RUS and Valeriy Kudryashov UKR.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 1

 2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 1 The Disabled-Sailing Classes World Championship (on 2.4mIJ and Hansa 303) began yesterday with two races. Since disabled sailing has been eliminated from the Paralympics 2020, World Sailing is making big efforts to promote the sport on all continents to regain homologation.
In the former Paralympic 2.4m Class, Daniel Bina CZE has taken the lead. Heiko Kröger GER and Damien Séguin FRA follow on the ranks 2 and 3. 43 boats from 26 nations participate.
In the Hansa 303 women, Magali Moraines FRA is first, in the Hands 303 men, Christpher Symonds AUS is on top.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 3

 Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 3 A fresh wind filled in during the crossing of the English Channel after the very light winds during the first hours of leg 4. The fleet made good progress and is sailing East along the English South Coast after having rounded the Wolf Rock on the most Southwestern point of England. Alexis Loison FRA was new on rank 1 this morning 0,5 nm ahead of Charlie Dalin FRA on rank 2. Thierry Chabagny FRA advanced on rank 3. Justine Mettraux SUI (Magenta Project) was up on rank 9 only 2 nm behind the leader.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

International Classes, 2.4 mIJ - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results

 International Classes, 2.4 mIJ - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results The International Classes concluded the 2017 Kiel Week yesterday with more light-wind races. We reported during the past days.
Here in addition the results of the 2.4m IJ yachts with Heiko Kröger GER as clear winner 13 points ahead of Dee Smith USA. Daniel Bina CZE was 3rd. 28 boats from 13 nations and 3 continents participated in this tune-up race to the World Championship at the same venue.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 4

 Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 4 Early this morning, the first Protos have crossed the finish line off Douarnenez FRA. Ian Lipinski POL, together with David Raison FRA was once more the superior winner almost 5 hours ahead of Romain Bolzinger/Julien Bourgeois FRA 2. With an impressive finish, Jörg Riechers/Robert Stanjek GER advanced on rank 3 removing Simon Koster SUI/Axel Trehin FRA from the podium by 6 minutes. Until Press Deadline (6h UTC) 5 Protos had reached Douarnenez. The final outcome in the Series Minis will be very close. 15 nm before the arrival, Le Draoulec/Clarice Cremer FRA had a one mile lead on Thomas Dolan IRL/François Jambou FRA and auf Tanguy Bouroullec/William Blosse FRA.
The race tracker and the reports.
 
News – Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017   

AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER - Day 1

 AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER - Day 1 No flying day on the first Final day of the Youth America's Cup, but nevertheless, the three races have been completed. With the day ranks 2/2/1, 'BAR Academy' with Robert Pounce GBR had a smashing start leading with a solid 7 points advantage on 'Team Tilt' with Sébastien Schneiter SUI and 'Team France' with Robin Follin FRA at equal points. Today is the second and last day of the Youth America's Cup with another three races on the program.
The official news with the results.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017   

International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results

 International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results The International Classes concluded the 2017 Kiel Week yesterday with more light-wind races. As from today, the Olympic Classes will be underway with top sailors such as Robert Scheidt BRA (49er) or Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS (470).
On the final day, a leader change happened in the 29er Eurocup rankings: Benjamin Jaffrezic/Léo Chauvel FRA replaced Théo Revil/Gautier Guevel FRA on top. Aristide Giroud/Noah Chauvin FRA made the all-French podium in the 93 teams'/13 nations' fleet complete.
Winner in the Lasers 4.7 was Tobias Birkeland NOR with Johan Schubert DEN and Julia Rogalska POL on the ranks 2 and 3.
No change in the 5o5er rankings. Jörgen and Jacob Bojsen-Möller DEN were the clear winners ahead of Boite/Fountaine FRA and Hunger/Kleiner GER.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 2

 Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 2 Lulls all-over on the Atlantic Ocean yesterday again and the 43 Solo-Skippers progressed very slowly only in the 3-8 kn wind and the tide current. This morning, the closely packed fleet was about to cross the Channel to the most Southwestern point of England and back to Dieppe FRA.
Charlie Dalin FRA had a 0,5 nm lead on Sébastien Simon FRA this morning. Another 0,3 nm behind is Adrien Hardy FRA on rank 3. The first woman Justine Mettraux SUI (Magenta Project) is up on rank 12 with a deficit of only 1,4 nm on the leader.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 3

 Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 3 The large fleet of the Mini-Fastnet-Race is on the way back to France. In the Protos, Ian Lipinski POL/David Raison FRA have extended their lead on 20 nm. New on rank 2 are now Simon Koster SUI/Axel Tréhin FRA. In the Series-Minis, the leading group is sailing closely together: Erwan Le Draoulec/Clarice Cremer FRA have defended their first position 2 nm ahead of Thomas Dolan IRL/François Chabou FRA.
The race tracker and the news.
 
News – Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 3

 International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 3 Moderate winds prevailed again yesterday on the Kiel Bay, but nevertheless, most classes completed the full daily program.
The Lasers 4.7 sailded their first three Final regattas split in a Gold- and Silverfleet. Tobias Birkeland NOR is the new leader ahead of Johan Schubert DEN. Félix Baudet SUI did not start to the second race and dropped on the 3rd place overall, but with the ranks 1 and 4, he confirmed that he is still a valid contender for the title.
In the 5o5s, the FD Olympic Medalists 1988/1992, Jörgen and Jacob Bojsen-Möller DEN, are on the way to their first 5o5 Kiel Week victory, this in addition to their 14 (!) Flying Dutchman wins. Boite/Fountaine FRA are already 14 points back. .
In the 29er-Euro-Cup, Théo Revil/Gautier Guevel FRA extended their advantage on 14 points. Rok Verderber/Klemen Semelbauer SLO remain the first challengers.
Today is the final day for the International Classes. Tomorrow, the Olympic and the disabled-sailing classes (2.4m and Hanse 303) will begins with their races.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER - Start today

 AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER -  Start today After the first four Rounds of the America's Cup Challenge, it is the Youths' turn (U24) today and tomorrow. The eight Youths' teams qualified for the Final will sail six fleetraces to determine the Youth America's Cup winner. Four years ago in San Franisco, Peter Burling NZL grasped the Youths' title and today, he is the helmsman of the4 NZL America's-Cup-Cat.
The 'Youth Team New Zealand' and ths Swedish 'Artemis Youth Team' are the favorites based on the performance in the Qualifiers. Will again prevail the same light-wind conditions that barely allowed the AC45F multihull to fly ? Changed conditions could well influence the overall rankings.
The official preview.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

America's Cup - J-Class Regatta - Hamilton BER - Day 1

 America's Cup - J-Class Regatta - Hamilton BER - Day 1 For many are the J-Class Yachts the most beautiful sailboats ever. During the 2017 America's Cup Challenge, 7 teams started yesterday to their regatta. Never in th 87-year history of these former America's Cup Class, such a big fleet was sailing together.
Three different team finished on the first race rank in yesterday's races. 'Hanuman' with Ken Read USA and 'Ranger' with Brad Butterworth NZL share the lead at equal points followed one point behind by 'Velsheda' folgt on rank 3.
The news and the presentation video. Three more races are on the program today.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 1

 Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 1 Yesterday was the start to the final leg of the 2017 Bénéteau Solitaire off Concarneau FRA. Very light winds and a strong counter current slowed down the fleet considerably. This morning, the leader Alexis Loison FRA was only 0,1 nm ahead of Anthony Marchand FRA and Charlie Dalin FRA sailing neck-and-neck on rank 2. With only one nm backlog, The best-ranked woman Justine Mettraux SUI was on rank 13.
The uf Rang 13. Der race tracker, the video of the start and the daily news.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 2

 Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 2 This morning at Press Deadline, the first Minis just rounded the Fastnet-Rock. Ian Lipinski POL/David Raison FRA lead with an 11 nm advantage on Romain Bolzinger/Julien Bourgeois FRA. Another 2 nm behind were Simon Koster SUI/Axel Trehin FRA on the 3rd place. In the Series-Minis, Erwan Le Draoulec/Clarice Cremer FRA were in the lead.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

A-Cat, Dart 18 - Cat-Weekend - RV Brunnen

 A-Cat, Dart 18 - Cat-Weekend - RV Brunnen The two catamaran classes sailed 6 races each over the past weekend in a well-estblished thermal breeze on Lake Uri. With nothing but ranks 1 and 2, Daniel Caviezel YCAs was the clear winner in the A-Cats ahead of Charles Bueche BT and Bruno Biedermann RVT. In the Darts, the outcome was close with Susann Hefti/ ? SCOW winning one point ahead of Michiel Fehr/ ? SKM.
All results.
 
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