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News – Friday, December 15, 2017
Friday, December 15, 2017   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Final Day - Italy ahead of USA Nations' Trophy winner

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Final Day - Italy ahead of USA Nations' Trophy winner Finishing 5th in today's final race, Max Wallenberg/Amanda Björk SUI moved on top of the Nacra-15-catamaran rankings winning the Youth World Champion's title. Only two years after his Optimist World Champion's title, Max Wallenberg has reached another peak in his young career. The previously leading Shannon Dalton/Jaden Dalton AUS had to content themselves with rank 2 at equal points. Bronze went to Lucas Caessens/Anne Vandenberghe BEL.
In the 420 Boys, Otto Henry/Rome Featherstone AUS finished on top ahead of Thomas Rice/Trevor Bornarth USA winning Silver. Bronze went to Ido Billik/Noam Homri ISR. In the 420 women, Carmen and Emma Crowles USA clearly earned the title with a 12 points' lead over Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA and Arianna Passamonti/Giulia Fava ITA with Silver and Bronze.
In the 29er-Boys, Gold goes to France with Théo Revil/Gautier Guevel FRA. Mathias Berthet/Alexander Franks NOR and Santiago Duncan/Elias Dalli ARG followed on the ranks 2 and 3. In the 29er Girls, Margherita Porro/Sofia Leoni ITA were the premature Champions before the last race today. In a tight battle, Zoya Novikova/Diana Sabirova RUS grasped Silver one point ahead of Jasmin May Galbraith/Chloe Fisher AUS.
Leader change in the last race of the Lasers Radial where Maor Ben Hrosh ISR climbed on top of the Boys rankings. Daniil Krutskikh RUS und Guido Gallinari ITA followed on the ranks 2 and 3. In the Radial Girls, Charlotte Rose USA succeeded to defend rank 1 ahead of the defending Champion Dolores Moreira URU who had to content herself with rank 2 at equal points. Bronze went to Daisy Collingridge GBR.
The decision in the Windsurfers was very close. In the Boys, Yoav Cohen ISR earned the title one point ahead of Hao Chen CHN. Bronze went to Sil Hoekstra NED. In the Girls, Emma Wilson GBR is the Champion with Giorgia Speciale ITA on rank 2 with the same number of points. Ting Yu CHN followed as 3rd.
Winner in the Nations' Rankings is Italy ahead of ISR and USA among the 60 nations.
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Friday, December 15, 2017   

Solo Around the World Record - Day 41 - François Gabart FRA, ETA tomorrow evening

 Solo Around the World Record - Day 41 - François Gabart FRA, ETA tomorrow evening 900nm were left to the finish line off the Ouessant island this morning UTC for François Gabart FRA. With his Trimaran 'Macif', he will be smashing the record of Thomas Coville FRA being six days faster and only two days slower as Francis Joyon FRA with his absolute round-the-world record for teams !
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Friday, December 15, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 3 - Day 5

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 3 - Day 5 On day 5 of leg 3, the fleet was challenged by the typical Roaring-Forty conditions with a 35-50kn wind and a 10 meter swell providing for top speeds but at the same time loading heavily on the boat and equipment. 'AkzoNobel' of Simeon Tienpont NED was forced to lower the main sail after a failed gybe as among other smaller damages, the track came off the mast. The video. A repair seems to be possible, but a major setback in the rankings is inevitable. Still clearly in the lead are the two boats on the extreme South close to the iceberg exclusion zone i.e. 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) and 5nm behind 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP). 'Vestas' sailing on 3rd is 100nm behind.
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Friday, December 15, 2017   

Solo Around the World Record from East to West - Yves Le Blevec FRA rescued

 Solo Around the World Record from East to West - Yves Le Blevec FRA rescued After the capsize of with his Maxi-Trimaran 'Actual' two hours after the Cape Horn rounding, Yves Le Blevec FRA was rescued by a helicopter of the Chilean Coast Guard. In a not excepitionally strong wind around 30kn and 5-6 meter waves, a strutting of the port hull of his trimaran broke and caused the rollover.
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Friday, December 15, 2017   

Women's International Match Racing Series - Act 4 - Tourville FRA - Day 4

 Women's International Match Racing Series - Act 4 - Tourville FRA - Day 4 Yesterday, Round Robin 2 of the WIM was concluded in Torville with the top-8 going to the Quarter Finals. Pauline Courtois FRA remained the undefeated leader and is the clear favorite for victory. The last to be eliminated was Ekaterina Kochkina RUS finishing 9th overall.
The results and the daily news.
 
News – Thursday, December 14, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Day 4

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Day 4 Today's racing is fully on at the Youth Worlds in Sanya CHN this morning UTC.
The 420 Girls have already completed their program and Carmen and Emma Cowles USA clearly remain on top with two 2nd race ranks and the advantage up on 12 points in front of Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA.
In the 29er Girls, the lead of Margherita Porro/Sofia Leoni ITA is now 29 points ahead of Maiwenn Jacquin/Enora Percheron FRA new on rank 2.
In the Nacra 15, Max Wallenberg/Amanda Björk SUI had a clear lead but an 11th place this morning relegated them on 2nd with a 3 points' deficit on Shannon and Jayden Dalton AUS. Nevertheless, the fight for the title remains open.
All other classes will sail during the coming hours and the results will be updated by noon UTC.
All ranking lists, the news and the video of yesterday.
Thursday, December 14, 2017   

Solo Around the World Record - François Gabart FRA - Day 40

 Solo Around the World Record - François Gabart FRA - Day 40 1'370nm were left this morning UTC to the Ouessant FRA - Lizard GBR finish line for François Gabart FRA and if the good conditions persist, he will have established the now solo round-the-world record next Saturday, only two days slower as the record for teams ! In the North of the Acores anticyclone, he will reach westerly winds taking him to France.
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Thursday, December 14, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 3 - Day 4

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 3 - Day 4 The splitted fleet is about to possibly avoid the strong frontal system with heavy winds with now four boats heading South squeezed between the depression and the iceberg exclusion zone, and three boats on a northern route to avoid the rough conditions. 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA gybed even more South during the night as did the leading 'Mapfre' with Xabi Fernandez afterwards as well to avoid the worst. Extreme in the North is Dee Caffari GBR with 'Turn the tide on plastic' opting for the prudent way to deviate the front. The coming very challenging hours will be crucial for the teams' positions: Will the aggressive South or the prudent North be paying ?
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Thursday, December 14, 2017   

Solo Around the World Record from East to West - Yves Le Blevec FRA capsized

 Solo Around the World Record from East to West - Yves Le Blevec FRA capsized After 20 days down the Atlantic Ocean, Yves Le Blevec FRA rounded Cape Horn this morning UTC with his Maxi-Trimaran 'Actual' ...... and in the rough part of the record attempt with the stiff 30-50kn westerly winds and huge waves, his Trimaran was turned over unfortunately ..... He is safe inside the boat waiting for rescue.
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Thursday, December 14, 2017   (Image © Patrick Deroualle)

Women's International Match Race Series 2017 - Act 4 - Tourville FRA - Day 2

 Women's International Match Race Series 2017 - Act 4 - Tourville FRA - Day 2 Unconstant and gusty winds prevailed yesterday during the last races of Round Robin one. Half of the duels of Round Robin two have already been completed.
Pauline Courtois FRA was on the first position after RR1 with a 9-1 score. In RR2, she is again dominating with 5-0. Anne-Claire Le Berre FRA follows with 5-1 w/l. Allie Blecher USA is forth. By this evening, the pairings of the Quarter Finals will be known.
The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Thursday, December 14, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Sail Sydney - Sydney AUS - Final results

Sail Sydney was terminated this morning UTC with the last races.
Living up to their reputation, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS won all 8 races in the 470s. In the Finns, the only class with a European participation, Jake Lilley AUS finished first ahead of Max Salminen SWE. Sam Meech NZL finished on top of the Lasers Standard, while in the Radials, it was Marlena Berzins AUS winning the regatta. Joel Turner/David Gilmour AUS were first in the 49ers and winning 10 of the 12 races, Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL dominated the small 49erFX fleet. Clear winners in the Nacra-17 were the Olympic medalists Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS.
All ranking lists and the event website. As from today, the youth classes start with their Sail Sydney heats.
 
News – Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Day 3

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Day 3 Racing of day three of the Youth Sailing World Championship on the Chinese Holiday Island Sanya is on this morning UTC with the Boys starting the Wednesday program.
In the 420s, the two races have been completed with Otto Henry/Rome Featherstone USA remaining on top inspite of a mediocre 15th place. Ido Bilik/Noam Omri ISR reduced the gap on rank 1 to 4 points thanks to a race win.
The 29ers finished two races up to now. With the ranks 1 and 7, Rok Verderber/Klemen Semelbauer SLO are the new leaders ahead of Ville Korhonen/Robin Berner FIN 6 points back.
The Laser-Radial-Boys finished their first race of the day and with a 4th race rank, Daniil Krutskikh RUS has taken the overall lead, replacing Guido Gallinaro ITA who is now 2nd with a 5 points' backlog. The Radial Girls have sailed their first heat as well. Charlotte Rose USA defended her first place but the defending Champion Dolores Moreira URU reduced her backlog to one point thanks to winning the race. Luciana Cardozo ARG on the 3rd place is already 18 points behind.
In the RS:X Boys windsurfers, Yoav Cohen is up on top with a race win. Hao Chen CHN follows at equal points on rank 2. In the RS:X Girls, Giorgia Speciale ITA stays on top 3 points ahead of Emma Wilson GBR.
The 420 and 29ers Girls will sail their races in the afternoon. Carmen and Emma Cowles USA lead in the 420s after 4 races. In the 29er Girls, Margherita Porro/Sofia Leoni ITA are first.
In the Nacra 15, Lucas Claeyssens/Anne Vandenberghe BEL are 4 points ahead of Shannon Dalton/Jayden Dalton AUS. Max Wallenberg/Amanda Björk SUI on 3rd are another point back.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017   

Melges 20, J/70 - Sportboat Winter Series, Act 3 - Monaco MON - Final Results

 Melges 20, J/70 - Sportboat Winter Series, Act 3 - Monaco MON - Final Results Over the past weekend, the third Act of the Monaco Sportboat Winter Series was held, and in moderate winds, two races were completed.
Valeria Kovalenko RUS finished again first in the J/70s with the ranks 1 and 3 and extended her overall lead in the Winter-Series-rankings. Stefano Roberti ITA was 2nd ahead of the tied Jacques Leveque SUI.
The Melges 20 race looked like the Russian Championship with 8 RUS-boats among the 12 participants. Dmitri Samokhin RUS won the regatta ahead of Luca Fassitelli ITA.
The news.
The next Act of the Monaco Winter Series will be sailed in January.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017   

Solo Around the World Record - François Gabart FRA - Day 39

 Solo Around the World Record - François Gabart FRA - Day 39 Another fast day in the northern trade winds with 690nm in 24hrs and François Gabart with his Maxi-Trimaran is already approaching the Acores that he will bypass West. The westerly winds will most probably drive him back home, 1'929nm away this morning UTC by Friday evening. His advantage on the record has grown to 2'567nm, roughly 5 days.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017   

Solo Around the World Record from East to West - Yves Le Blevec FRA - Day 19

 Solo Around the World Record from East to West - Yves Le Blevec FRA - Day 19 Yves Le Blevec FRA is close to Cape Horn and early tomorrow UTC, the Trimaran 'Actual' will round this first waypoint of his record attempt to round the Globe in the 'wrong direction' from East to West. For several days already, Le Blevec has been forced to sail upwind, a first getting familiar with the conditions he will meet during the coming rough weeks.
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News – Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer World Sailing Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Day 2

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer World Sailing Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Day 2 The 2017 Youth Sailing World Championship began yesterday in an 8-12kn wind, and we reported on the first results already yesterday morning UTC. The days' racing in China is normally completed around 10 a.m. UTC. This morning, the first results of day two are already available, with the Girls sailing first.
In the 420, Carmen and Emma Cowles USA took the overall lead with the ranks 1 and 2, and the disqualification of race 1 yesterday discarded. Hatty Morsley/Pippa Cropley GBR follow 12 points behind, tied with Maria-Clara Vignati/Emiliana Lopez ARG, on the ranks 2 and 3.
In the 29er Girls, Margherita Porro/Sofia Leoni ITA are on top 7 points ahead of Zoya Novikova/Diana Sabirova RUS and Emilie Andersen/Maren Edland NOR on the ranks 2 and 3.
The Nacra 15 catamarans completed their 3 races of today as well and Lucas Claeyssens BEl (age 13) together with his crew Anne Vandenberghe BEL defended his first place. Shannon Dalton/Jayden Dalton AUS follow 4 points behind on rank 3. 3rd are Max Wallenberg/Amanda Björk SUI, with a race win today, 5 points behind the leader and also a clear contender on the title.
The RS:X Windsurfers completed 2 of the 3 races of the day. In the Girls, Giorgia Speciale ITA and Ting Yu CHN share the lead at equal points, in the Boys, Yoav Cohen ISR and Hao Chen CHN have the same number of points on rank 1.
The 420 and 29er Boys as well as the two Laser fleets are sailing their day's program in the coming hours.
All ranking lists and the daily news of yesterday. The updated results of today will be available by noon UTC.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 3 - Day 2

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 3 - Day 2 The seven teams of the Ocean Race did reach the fresh Westwinds on the 38th parallel South and are now chasing East at high speeds above 20kn. 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA has taken the lead ahead of 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP) 1,8nm behind on rank 2. The fast ride will continue for several days.
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017   

Solo Around the World Record - François Gabart FRA - Day 38

 Solo Around the World Record - François Gabart FRA - Day 38 Driven by the northern trade winds, François Gabart FRA covered 729nm in the past 24hrs yesterday, and the fast ride will continue at least to the Acores where it will become evident, whether the highway will go on to the finish line 2'400nm away this morning UTC. Should he keep the pace, he will have a grip at the absolute round-the-world record - the Trophée Jules Verne - as well. His advantage on the solo record is alread over 5 days.
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017   

18-Footer - New South Wales Championship 2017 - Sydney AUS - Race 3

 18-Footer - New South Wales Championship 2017 - Sydney AUS - Race 3 Last Sunday, race 3 of the NSW-Championship was held on Sydney Harbour in fresh winds around 16kn, making the race very animated with numerous incidents. At the end of the race, it was 'Asko Appliances' of James Dorron AUS who had the upper hand 20sec ahead of 'Finport Trade Finance' of Keagan York AUS. 'Smeg', winner of the first two races, was down on rank 7 after a penalty circle and a capsize, but she remains on rank 1 overall.
The news, the ranking list and the full-length video (1h12min) of race 3.
 
News – Monday, December 11, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - World Sailing Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - World Sailing Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN This morning UTC, the Youth Sailing World Championship 2017 began on the Chinese Holiday Island Sanya with 367 participants from 60 nations ! Here already the first results.
With the ranks 1 and 2, Ido Bilik/Noam Homri ISR had an ideal start in the 420 Boys, leading ahead of Otto Henry/Roam Featherstone AUS and Thomas Rice/Trevor Bornarth USA on the ranks 2 and 3.
The 29er-Boys completed already 3 heats and Mathias Berthet/Alexander Franks NOR are on top ahead of Kasper Nordenram/Linus Berglund SWE. Théo Revil/Gautier Guevel FRA follow as 3rd.
The Nacra 15 had one race at Press deadline this morning UTC with Lucas Claeyssens/Anne Vandenberghe BEL as winners ahead of Max Wallenberg/Amanda Björk SUI.
In the Laser Radial Boys, Giacomo Giovanelli ITA has taken the lead ahead of Caelin Winchcombe AUS and Junroi Lu SGP. In the Radial Girls, Charlotte Rose USA won both races of the day. Dolores Moreira URU and Annabelle Renie NZL are the first persuers.
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Monday, December 11, 2017   (Image © Ainhoa Sanchez)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Cape Town RSA - Leg 3 - Day 1

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Cape Town RSA - Leg 3 - Day 1 The start to the 6'000nm leg 3 of the Ocean Race from Cape Town RSA to Melbourne AUS was given yesterday by noon in a 25kn wind. After a short triangle off Cape Town, the fleet headed South. This morning UTC, the seven boats were still closely together with 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) leading only 5nm ahead of 'Vestas' (Charlie Enright USA) on the last place sailing now on the 38th parallel in an unusual Eastwind. Down on latitude 40, the fresh Westwind on the highway of the South is waiting.
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Monday, December 11, 2017   (Image © Elena Fontanesi)

420, 470 - Winter Regatta - Imperia ITA - Final results

 420, 470 - Winter Regatta - Imperia ITA - Final results No more racing yesterday, final day of the Imperia Winter Regatta, at the Ligurian coast.
Winning 3 of the 4 races, Kevin Peponnet/Jérémy Mion FRA were the clear first in the 470 men ahead of Frederik Fock/Marcus Dackhammar SWE and Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER. 28 teams sailing. Same result for Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA - 3 bullets in 4 races - in the 470 women. Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED and Fabienne Oster/Anastasiya Winkel GER completed the podium among the 16 teams.
The 420, having started the event one day later, finished only 2 races. In the Boys, Francesco Crichiutti Francesco/Francesco Ripandelli ITA clearly won the regatta 10 points ahead of Henning Kroplin/Jonas Porthun GER and Alessandro Caldari/Federico Caldari ITA at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. Participating were 67 teams. In the 420 Girls, Julia Miñana/Silvia Sebastiá ESP were first followed by Solenza Mariani/Clara Olive FRA and Sofia Attili/Emma Crugnola ITA. 34 teams on the result list.
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Monday, December 11, 2017   

Optimist, Laser - St.Nicholas Regatta - Pula CRO - Final results

 Optimist, Laser - St.Nicholas Regatta - Pula CRO - Final results The St-Nicholas-Regatta in Pula was concluded yesterday with four races per fleet.
In the small Laser Standard fleet, Alec Cvinar CRO finished first ahead of Zeno Fry SUI. In the Lasers Radial, Stipe Gaspic CRO was first with 3 race wins ahead of Roko Gopic CRO and Sandra Lulic CRO, the best-ranked woman among the 44 participants. In the Lasers 4.7, Leon Kljus CRO was on top ahead of Marijan Mavar CRO and Niccolo Nordera ITA. The 66 participants.
In the Optimists, Buba Pulek CRO was first ahead of Luka Zabukovec SLO at equal points. On rank 3 followed Alfredo Salerno ITA. 364 starters.
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Monday, December 11, 2017   

Solo Around the World record - François Gabart FRA - Day 36

 Solo Around the World record - François Gabart FRA - Day 36 Luck with the weather situation for François Gabart FRA with his Maxi Trimaran as leaving the well-established southern trade winds, he crossed the Equator and the innertropical convergence with almost no speed loss yesterday with 630nm in 24h and an average speed of 26,3kn ! With 35 day and 1 hour, he established a new solo record at the Equator, only 20 hours more as the record for teams established by Francis Joyon FRA ! The fast ride should persist during the coming 2 days and it remains to be seen, whether he can connect to the Westwind zone around the Acores without slowdown.
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Monday, December 11, 2017   (Image © Martinez Studios)

Optimist, 420, Laser, Snipe - Trofeo Ciutat de Palma - Palma ESP - Final results

 Optimist, 420, Laser, Snipe - Trofeo Ciutat de Palma - Palma ESP - Final results An approaching storm depression inhibited sailing on the final day of the Trofeo Ciutat de Palma. Therefore, the previous year's winner Malthe Ebtrup DEN defended his title in the Optimists succsessfully. Maxime Thommen SUI finished 2nd 2 points behind. On rank 3 followed Pau Mesquida ESP. The best girl Maria Perello ESP followed on rank 4. 261 Optimists participated.
The other classes were all-Spanish.
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Monday, December 11, 2017   

Solo Around the World record from East to West - Yves Le Blevec FRA - Day 17

 Solo Around the World record from East to West - Yves Le Blevec FRA - Day 17 Two days before rounding Cape Horn, where the real test of the world rounding in the wrong direction will begin for Yves Le Blevec FRA and his Maxim-Trimaran, the main sheet broke yesterday, but the Frenchman succeeded to repair the rope within 3 hours. Inspite of only 297nm sailed - he is currently fighting with strong head winds of a depression swirl off the Argentinian coast - he extended the lead on the record on 2'412nm.
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