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News – Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   

Support Sailing News - the situation is critical

 Support Sailing News - the situation is critical The fundraising campaign launched to compensate for the shortfalls in advertising revenues has not really been successful, but none the less, we are very grateful to have received around CHF 10'000 for our work. This is unfortunately not enough to maintain our web platform in the present form, daily in three languages.
We continue fighting to redress the balance in the year ahead, hopefully with the support of our dear community: If only 10% of our more than 150,000 readers support us with a modest annual voluntary subscription fee of CHF 20, this sailing information platform stays alive and continues as the up-to-date window for international and national sailing events, clubs, classes and not to forget the athletes and their sponsors.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (Image © Konrad Frost)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 16

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 16 During the past 24h, the fleet was again making good progress in well-established trade winds, and the leading 'Scallywag', 87nm ahead of the immediate challengers, was only 1'000nm from the port of call this morning UTC. Provided that no incidents occur, the team of David Witt AUS will take the line honours at their home base in two days from now. It may well be that rank 2 will also go the a Chinese team, as 'Dongfeng' was only a few miles behind the second-ranked 'Vestas' on the 3rd place, and went into 'Stealth Mode' yesterday. We shall know during the day, whether the attack of Charles Caudrelier FRA (with Franck Cammas FRA) has been successful. The overall leader 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP) reduced her backlog somewhat, but remained on the 5th position. The team of Dee Caffari GBR keeps the 6th place.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
 
News – Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Midwinters - Miami FL, USA - Final results

 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Midwinters - Miami FL, USA - Final results Yesterday in Miami, the three-day Midwinters of the Olympic Skiff classes and the Nacra 17 came to an end. As every year before the Olympic World Cup event, beginning January 23, the regattas of the Olympic classes in Florida have been well attended. With a light-, medium- and strong-wind day, the series offered ideal tune-up conditions.
Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA were the winners in the 49ersFX 5 points ahead of Ragna and Maja Agerup NOR.
After 9 49er races, Diego Botin/Iago Marra ESP finished 20 points ahead of Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR. Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT followed in third place.
In the Nacras, the Olympic champions Santiago Lange/Cecilia Carranza ARG had the upper hand on Ben Saxton/Katie Dabson GBR as well as Thomas Zajac/Barbara Matz AUT on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists and the report of the Nacras.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 15

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 15 Yesterday, the fast ride continued towards the finish, with the 7 teams covering more than 500nm in 24 hours. The leading 'Scallywag' with David Witt was able to extend her lead to 74nm by this morning UTC. The second-ranked 'Vestas' (Mark Towill USA) had a 22nm lead on the 3rd 'Dongfeng' (Franck Cammas FRA). 1,500nm are still missing and the fleet is expected to arrive in Hong Kong on Friday.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018   

Finn, Laser - Midwinters - Lauderdale FL, USA - Final results

 Finn, Laser - Midwinters - Lauderdale FL, USA - Final results Moderate to strong conditions prevailed during the 2018 Lauderdale Olympic Class Regatta with the Laser Atlantic Coast Championships and the Finn Midwinters on January 13 to 15 racing. Juan Maegli (GUA) topped the 44-boat Laser fleet, Chase Carraway (USA) finished first in the 93-boat Laser Radial fleet with Pernelle Michon (FRA) as best woman in second, Emma Shakespeare (USA) won among the 15 Laser 4.7s, and Milan Vujasinovic (CRO) was first in the small 8-boat Finn fleet. The results.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018   

470, 420 - North American Championships - Miami FL, USA - Final results

 470, 420 - North American Championships - Miami FL, USA - Final results The 2018 470 and 420 North American Championship was held on Biscayne Bay on January 13 to 15 initially in light winds increasing to moderate to breezy conditions for the final two days. As a tune-up to the World Cup Series Miami (Jan. 23-28), Luke Patience/Chris Grube (GBR) topped the 33-boat Men's 470 fleet, Afrodite Zegers/ Anneloes Van Veen (NED) dominted the 30-boat Women's 470 fleet while Thomas Rice/Trevor Bornarth (USA) finished first in the the I-420 title over 41 teams. The ranking lists.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018   

Central Switzerland Region - Club Sailforce honors the best regional sailors

 Central Switzerland Region -  Club Sailforce honors the best regional sailors On the occasion of a gala evening of the Sponsoring organisation 'Club Sailforce' last Saturday, the male and female Sailors of the Year of Central Switzerland were honored. The «Club Sail Force Trophy» goes to Thomas Aeschmann, "Sailor of Central Switzerland" is Philippe Erni for his successes in the 470s. The "Best Junior Sailor" is Maxim Dneprov and the "Support Price" goes to Samuel Berther.
All other details on the event facebook page with photos.
 
News – Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 14

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 14 Is the die cast ? With 2'000nm to the port of call Hong Kong, the fleet racing at high speeds, has been stretched over quite some distance. 'Scallywag' with David Witt AUS sailing on a southern course is still taking advantage of better conditions and extended her lead on 67nm. The midfleet with 'Vestas', 'AkzoNobel' and 'Dongfeng' is sailing closely together, while the backmarker trio with the overall leader 'Mapfre' lost some more miles yesterday and is now over 150nm behind.
Big luck for David Gough AUS crew on 'Scallywag', who was washed afloat by a wave without life-vest and life-belt. Thanks to the daylight and moderate conditions, he was rescued within 7min. Here the report with a video.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Monday, January 15, 2018   

Optimist - Team Race - Monaco MON - Final results

 Optimist - Team Race - Monaco MON - Final results Major overthrow on top of the rankings on the final day of the Optimist Team-Race in Monaco. The team of the Royal Swedish Yacht Club, clearly leading right from the beginning, was defeated by Finland and Turkey and ended on rank 3 overall. Finland first and Turkey second is the final outcome of the event.
The ranking list and the final report with the video of the day.
Monday, January 15, 2018   

Dragon - Australian Championship 2018, final results

 Dragon - Australian Championship 2018, final results 26 Dragons entered the Prince Philip Cup/Australian Championship at the Metung Yacht Club in Victoria between 7-13 January. 'Whimsical' of the well-known veteran Gordon Ingate AUS, age 92 (!) crewed by Amy Walsh and David Giles, was the winner ahead of R. Campell AUS 2nd and G. Aldersea AUS 3rd with their teams after seven races. The news and the ranking list.
 
News – Sunday, January 14, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 13

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 13 The 15-20kn trade winds are propelling the fleet at good speeds above 20kn direction Hong Kong. 'Scallywag' (David Witt AUS), the only boat sailing on a southern course, has taken the lead thanks to somewhat better conditions and was 15nm ahead of 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) and 'Dongfeng' (Franck Cammas FRA) this morning UTC. The backmarker trio with 'Mapfre' has lost some more miles yesterday, but eventually this morning, better conditions filled in allowing to race 6kn faster than the rest of the fleet.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
 
News – Saturday, January 13, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 12

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 12 After crossing the Equator, the fleet reached the northern trade winds yesterday and has accelerated for the first time since long on speeds above 20kn. Now, it is a fast race direction West to the port of call Hong Kong. The trio having opted for an eastern route touched the fresh wind zone first and distanced the rest of the fleet somewhat except 'Scallywag' with David Witt AUS on an extreme western course that was only 0,6nm behind the leading 'Vestas' (Mark Towill USA) on rank 2 this morning UTC, neck and neck with 'Dongfeng' (Franck Cammas FRA). With a 1,6nm backlog, 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) is also part of the leading pack. The remaining teams, among them the overall leader 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP) are already 80 and more miles back.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Saturday, January 13, 2018   

Optimist - Team Race - Monaco MON - Day 2

 Optimist - Team Race - Monaco MON - Day 2 Sun and light winds prevailed yesterday at the Optimist Team Race on Monaco Harbour and four races were completed. The only undefeated team Royal Swedish YC leads with an 8-0 score ahead of - at equal 7-1 standings - the Helsingfors SKK (FIN), the YC Monaco and the St-Petersburg Sailing Academy (RUS) among the 16 teams.
The ranking list and the daily news with the video of the day.
Saturday, January 13, 2018   (Image © Suellen Davies)

12-Foot-Skiff - Interdominions 2017 - Auckland NZL - Final results

 12-Foot-Skiff - Interdominions 2017 - Auckland NZL - Final results The 2018 12-foot-skiff Interdominions in Auckland NZL were concluded this morning UTC with another two races sailed in moderate winds. Alex Vallings/Andrew Clarke NZL decided the duel with Nicholas Press/Andrew Hay AUS on top of the rankings in their favour winning both heats and left the Australians 6 points behind.
The ranking list and the event facebook page with the videos.
 
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