Live starting at 14h CET: Extreme Sailing Series - Act 4 - Barcelona ESP - Final Day
 
Live: Starting at 15.30h CET: Tour de France à la Voile, Act 7 - Grau du Roi FRA
Live starting at 14h CET: Extreme Sailing Series - Act 4 - Barcelona ESP - Final Day
Live: Starting at 15.30h CET: Tour de France à la Voile, Act 7 - Grau du Roi FRA

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News – Sunday, July 23, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017   

Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 3, qualification phase concluded

 Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 3, qualification phase concluded Light and shifty winds made racing difficult yesterday during the last races of the qualification phase. The boys' fleet sailed two, the Girls only one race.
Julia Büsselberg GER and Giorgi Cingolani ITA are jointly on top of the Girls. Federica Cattarozzi ITA is new on the 3rd place.
In the Boys fleet, Yilkan Timursah TUR is now the sole leader. Cesare Barabino ITA on rank 2 is the best U16 participant. Finn O'Dea IRL is new on rank 3. Man of the day was Félix Baudet SUI, winning both heats of his Group and advancing on rank 5 overall.
The news with results.
Sunday, July 23, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 16, 'Tresors de Tahit'i clearly in the lead

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 16, 'Tresors de Tahit'i clearly in the lead The short races of Act 6 of the Tour de France in Roses ESP were held yesterday in perfect sailing conditions with sun and an up to 20 kn seabreeze. Except 'Oman Sail', all top teams qualified after 5 heats for the Final of the best 8.
'Trésors de Tahiti' with Teva Plichart TAH ruled the show right from the start and won ahead of 'Vivacar.fr' with Matthieu Souben FRA on 2nd, advancing overall on rank 5. The advantage of 'Trésors de Tahiti' is now 11 points. 'Fondation FDJ' with Damien Séguin FRA remains on rank 2.
The ranking list, the daily news and the videos.
Sunday, July 23, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran, Flying Phantom - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - Barcelona ESP - Day 3

 GC32-Catamaran, Flying Phantom - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - Barcelona ESP - Day 3 Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series continued in Barcelona yesterday in the well-established seabreeze with 10 races.
'Oman Air' with Phil Robertson NZL moved up on rank 1 with three race wins. 'Red Bull Sailing Team' with Roman Hagara AUT on rank 2 follows 6 points behind. Another 4 points back is now 'SAP Extreme Sailing' with Adam Minoprio NZL on 3rd, while 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI dropped from rank 1 to 4th. In the final races of today, everything is possible in the rankings of the top four.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Sunday, July 23, 2017   

Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Final results, Team Tom Otte NED World Champions

 Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Final results, Team Tom Otte NED World Champions Tom Otte/Jeldau Van der Werf/Floor Otte NED are the new Yngling World Champions, and inspite of the fact, that they had the title prematurely before the last races, they completed the full program to the end. The fight for Silver and Bronze was fierce with Lucas Lier DEN on rank 2 ahead of Thorstern Schutt GER on 3rd. 42 teams from 7 nations participated.
The ranking list and the event website.
Sunday, July 23, 2017   (Image © Barracuda)

Melges 32 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Final results, Edoardo Lupi ITA Champion

 Melges 32 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Final results, Edoardo Lupi ITA Champion The Melges-32 European Championship in Croatia ended yesterday with 4 races sailed in a perfect 18-20 kn breeze. Edoardo Lupi ITA (tactics Lorenzo Bressani ITA) remained on top winning the first title in the Class. Giangiacomo Serena ITA (Branko Brcin CRO) and Richard Goransson SWE (Vasco Vascotto ITA) grasped the other two Medals.
The ranking list and the news.
Sunday, July 23, 2017   

Moth - Italian Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - Day 1

 Moth - Italian Championship 2017 - Malcesine ITA - Day 1 The Moth Italian Championship on Lake Garda is held as a tune-up race to the World Championship beginning tomorrow Monday with most of the top favorites on the starting line. After 3 races, Paul Goodison GBR leads 2 points ahead of Robert Greenalgh GBR. On rank 3 follows Tom Burton AUS. 142 participants.
The ranking list and the video of the day.
Sunday, July 23, 2017   

Tornado - European Championship 2017 - Dervio ITA - Day 3, Mavros/Tagaropoulos GRE on the way to the title

 Tornado - European Championship 2017 - Dervio ITA - Day 3, Mavros/Tagaropoulos GRE on the way to the title Mavros/Tagaropoulos GRE - three race wins yesterday - are the dominating leaders in the Tornado European Championship on Lake Como, sailed in a perfect thermal breeze. They will undoubtedly terminate the final day as new Champions this evening. The ranks 2 and 3 are Swiss with Marcel und Jörg Steiner SUI and Martin Rusterholz/Michael Gloor SUI new on the podium.
The results (PDF).
 
News – Saturday, July 22, 2017
Saturday, July 22, 2017   

Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 3, new Girls' leader, no change in Boys

 Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 3, new Girls' leader, no change in Boys After the race cancellation of Thursday because of the stormy wind, the Laser 4.7 Worlds went on yesterday in a moderate but unconstant breeze, as well as again a strong tide current.
Julia Büsselberg GER has taken the lead in the Girls' fleet at equal points with Giorgia Cingolani ITA on rank 2 and leader of the U16 rankings. The previous leader Anna Moncada ESP dropped on rank 3.
No change in the Boys' ranking on top as the joint three leaders were again the race winners in their groups. Cesare Barabino ITA breaks the tie in his favor with the better discard result and is also first in the U16 rankings. Sofiane Karim FRA and Yilkan Timursah TUR at equal points with the leader follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Two races are on the program to conclude the Qualification Series.
The daily news with links to the ranking lists.
Saturday, July 22, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 15, 'SFS' dismasting

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 15, 'SFS' dismasting The 2017 Tour de France continued yesterday in Roses ESP wit the coastal race full of surprises. The dominating 'SFS' with Sofian Bouvet FRA was forced to abandon the race loosing the mast. The overall leader 'Trésors de Tahiti' with Teva Plichart FRA was for quite some time on the last place, but could safe at least rank 11 in the race rankings and defend herewith the Tour leadership. The winner yesterday - the Paralympic Champion Damien Séguin FRA with his 'Fondation FDJ' - advanced again on rank 2 overall. 'Oman Sail' with Thierry Douillard FRA follows on rank 3.
The ranking list, the daily news and the videos.
Saturday, July 22, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran, Flying Phantom - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - Barcelona ESP - Day 2, Alinghi leading

 GC32-Catamaran, Flying Phantom - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - Barcelona ESP - Day 2, Alinghi leading Racing was cancelled on the opening day of the 4th Act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Barcelona due to too big waves. Yesterday, the first six heats were held and with three bullets, 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI are the first interim's leaders ahead of Chris Steele NZL (NZ Extreme Sailing Team) 7 points back and Phil Robertson NZL ('Oman Air') closely behind.
The news with results.
Thomas Zajac AUT/Antoine Joubert FRA lead in the Flying Phantoms.
Racing can be followed on this website beginning at 15 h. The event website and the video of the day.
Saturday, July 22, 2017   

Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Final results, Jason Beebe AUS World Champion

 Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Final results, Jason Beebe AUS World Champion The wind was very light on the last day of the 2017 Contender World Championship in Denmark and only one of the two planned races could be held without changes on the podium. Jason Beebe AUS earned his first World Champion's title 3 points ahead of the defending champion Mark Bulka AUS. Jesper Nielsen DEN grasped Bronze. Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI remained on rank 66 and was once more the best woman.
The final ranking list and the video of the day.
Saturday, July 22, 2017   

Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 5, Tom Otte NED premature World Champion

 Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 5, Tom Otte NED premature World Champion The outstanding Tom Otte NED was again the best of the day yesterday and with his huge points' advantage, he is the premature World Champion before he final races today. The second-ranked Thorsten Schutt GER is now already 43 points back. The ranks 2 to 4 however are separated by 7 points only. Lucas Lier DEN remains on the 3rd place.
The Rangliste und die Event-Website.
Saturday, July 22, 2017   

F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - Morges SUI - Final results, Le Chapelier/Le Bouëdec FRA Champions

 F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - Morges SUI - Final results, Le Chapelier/Le Bouëdec FRA Champions As expected considering the points' gaps, the final ranking at the F16 catamaran European Championship in Morges / Lake Geneva remained unchanged on top. Emanuel Le Chapelier/Eric Le Bouëdec FRA are the new European Champions ahead of Thomas Proust/Eric Proust FRA and Alec Bagué/Stijn Van Daele BEL.
The final ranking list.
Saturday, July 22, 2017   

Melges 32 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Day 2, Edoardo Lupi ITA leader after 3 races

 Melges 32 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Day 2, Edoardo Lupi ITA leader after 3 races Only one race could be sailed at the Melges 32 European Championship in Croaia in a very light breeze. After three races, the interim's leader is Edoardo Lupi ITA (tactics Lorenzo Bressani ITA) 4 points ahead of Richard Goransson SWE (Vasco Vascotto ITA) and Andrea Lacorte ISA (Gabriele Benussi ITA). 16 teams from 7 nations participate.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Saturday, July 22, 2017   

Tornado - European Championship 2017 - Dervio ITA - Day 1, Mavros/Tagaropoulos GRE and Steiner/Steiner SUI tied first leaders

 Tornado - European Championship 2017 - Dervio ITA - Day 1, Mavros/Tagaropoulos GRE and Steiner/Steiner SUI tied first leaders The Tornado European Championship 2017 began yesterday on Lake Como with 4 races sailed in a light and unconstant breeze. Mavros/Tagaropoulos GRE and Steiner/Steiner SUI are the first leaders at equal points. Gebhart/Wachsmann GER follow 10 points behind on rank 3. 21 starters from 8 nations. Trecul/Ferrand FRA suive au 14è place.
The ranking list (PDF).
Saturday, July 22, 2017   

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

 Beach Catamaran - Yvan Bourgnon SUI in the Nord-West-Passage After several days in pouring rain and without solar energy, Yvan Bourgnon SUI has anchored in a bay on his way from Alaska to Greenland on the North-West passage. After a good sleep, he is about to continue his adventure direction drift-ice and on.
The facebook page with a video interview and a longer article (in French) in the the magazine "Valeur".
 
News – Friday, July 21, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Final results - Gold for Marco Gradoni ITA and Maria Perello ESP

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Final results - Gold for Marco Gradoni ITA and Maria Perello ESP Not enough wind on the final day of the 2017 Optimist World Championship in Pattaya THA and Marco Gradoni ITA is the new World Champion. Muhammad Fauzi Bin Kaman Shah MAS (Malaysia) earned Silver after his Bronze Medal of last year. Bronze went to Costa Rica with Mic Sig Kos Mohr CRC. The best girl was Maria Perello ESP, age 12 only, on rank 23, Palika Poonpat THA 35th took Silver and Charlotte Leigh USA 42nd Bronze. 281 Optimists from 62 nations participated.
The ranking list.
After the Team Racing victory, USA is also the winner of the Nations Rankings of the individual Championship fleetrace ahead of China and Thailand with Silver and Bronze.
The final report.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 2, too much wind, racing cancelled

 Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 2, too much wind, racing cancelled A passing rain front with winds above 30 kn inhibited racing yesterday at the Laser 4.7 World Championship in Belgium, and the rankings after the two races of the opening day remains unchanged.
In the Girls, Anna Monceda ESP leads ahead of Julia Büsselberg GER and Eline Verstraelen BEL.
Yilkan Timursah TUR, Sofiane Karim FRA and Cesare Barabino ITA are first in the Boys at equal points.
The daily news.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Day 4, three more races in fresh winds

 Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Day 4, three more races in fresh winds The 2017 Contender World Championship in Sonderborg SWE continued yesterday with 3 races sailed in a fresh wind. Before the last races today, it has been decided that the title will go to Australia, either to Jason Beebe AUS or Mark Bulka AUS 2 points behind. The 3rd Jesper Nielsen DEN is 44 points back. Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI, best woman and best Swiss, had her best day and moved up on rank 66 among the 105 participants.
The ranking list and the video of the day.
Friday, July 21, 2017   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 14, racing will resume today on the Mediterranean

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 14, racing will resume today on the Mediterranean After the road transfer from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, a lay day in Roses ESP was on the program yesterday. Today, the crucial phase of the Tour de France with another four Acts (Roses ESP, Grau du Roi Port Camargue, Marseille and Nizza) will begin with the Coastal Race at the Spanish venue. The preview.
First in the interim's overall rankings is 'Trésor de Tahiti' with Teva Plichart TAH 2 points ahead of 'SFS' with Sofian Bouvet FRA.
The event website.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 4, lay day yesterday with two race days left

 Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 4, lay day yesterday with two race days left Lay day in the Netherlands at the Yngling World Championship yesterday. Today and tomorrow, the crucial races will be held, but the outcome is already quite clear, as the leading Tom Otte NED and his team have a 31 points' advantage on the second-ranked Thomas Schutt GER. Lucas Lier DEN follows on rank 3.
The results.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Windsurfing - Techno293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 4, 6 Youth Olympic nations' berths per gender allotted

 Windsurfing - Techno293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 4, 6 Youth Olympic nations' berths per gender allotted The Techno293+ World Championship in Quiberon FRA was concluded yesterday, and for the first time, the Youth boat was equipped with the larger rig and sail as to be used in the 2018 Youth Olympics. The 2017 Worlds were the first nations qualification event for the Youth Games with the first six nations by gender earning a nations' slot.
Giorgia Speciale ITA was the winner in the Girls ahead of Aikaterini Divari GRE and Héloïse Macquart FRA. In the Boys, Fabien Pianazza FRA was first in front of Mathurin Jolivet FRA and Leonidas Tsortanidis GRE.
The report with links to the ranking lists.
Friday, July 21, 2017   (Image © Christophe Favreau)

Class 40 - Les Sables-Horta - Leg 2 - Final results, Phil Sharp GBR/Adrien Hardy FRA overall winners

 Class 40 - Les Sables-Horta - Leg 2 - Final results, Phil Sharp GBR/Adrien Hardy FRA overall winners The second and last leg of tghe Les-Sables-Horta-Les-Sables regatta was concluded yesterday morning. Aymeric Chapellier/Arthur Le Vaillant FRA finished first 15 minutes ahead of Phil Sharp GBR/Adrien Hardy FRA. The Anglo-French team, already second in leg 1, are the clear winners of the Class 44 offshore race.
The report.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - Morges SUI - Day 4, last races today, medal winners known

 F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - Morges SUI - Day 4, last races today, medal winners known 11 races have been sailed so far at the F16 European Championship in Morges and the Medal winners are clear before the last races today. Emanuel Le Chapelier/Eric Le Bouëdec FRA lead 13 points in front of Thoms Proust/Eric Proust FRA and 16 points ahead of Alec Bagué/Stijn Van Dale BEL. Good/Wirtz BEL on the 4th place are already 20 points behind the Bronze Medal.
The ranking list.
Friday, July 21, 2017   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)

America's Cup News from New Zealand

 America's Cup News from New Zealand Team New Zealand has informed on the time schedule for the 36th America's Cup Challenge. In the coming September, the Protocol in preparation together with the Challenger of Record 'Luna Rossa' will be published. The Challenger Series will begin in Autumn 2021 in Auckland NZL. The most important change will be, that a "constructed in country" requirement for competing yachts and a nationality requirement for competing crew members will be included.
The Team NZL Announcement.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Beach-Catamaran - Nord-West Passage - a new adventure of Yvan Bourgnon SUI

 Beach-Catamaran - Nord-West Passage - a new adventure of Yvan Bourgnon SUI After rounding Cape Horn and a solo round-the-world journey, Yvan Bourgnon SUI started five days ago with his 6 meter beach catamaran to a new adventure: the North-West Passage of the American continent during the short ice-free period. The weather was extremely bad up-to-now and after three rainy days without sun, the solar-panel feeded batteries are empty and the auto-pilot is not operational for the moment. Comes in addition, that - inspite of foul-weather gear - he is all wet and freezing.
His facebook page contains videos, interviews and reports.
 
News – Thursday, July 20, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 7, three races left, with 5 contenders for 3 medals

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 7, three races left, with 5 contenders for 3 medals The Optimist World Championship in Pattaya THA continued yesterday with three races sailed in a moderate 8 to 10 kn breeze.
Marco Gradoni ITA defended his lead with a 13 points' advantage on yesterday's best Muhammad Fauzi Bin Kaman Shah MAS (Malaysia), who finished on the ranks 2/12/2. Options for the title - with three races remaining - have also Mic Sig Kos Mohr CRC (Costa Rica), Stephan Baker USA and Haoze Fang CHN.
The ranking list, the daily news and the videos.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 13, relocation to the Mediterranean Sea

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 13, relocation to the Mediterranean Sea Yesterday, the Tour de France fleet was relocated on the road from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea, where Act 6 will begin tomorrow in Roses ESP. The event website contains a first summary of the organisers on the much animated first half of the Tour. After five Acts, the leading multihulls are closely together. 'Trésors de Tahiti' with Teva Plichard TAH is only two points ahead of 'SFS' with Sofian Bouvet FRA.
The ranking list.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 1, kickoff with two races per fleet

 Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 1, kickoff with two races per fleet Good conditions prevailed on the first day of the Laser 4.7 World Championship in Niewpoort, and both fleets completed two races each.
In the Girls, Anna Moncada ESP has taken the lead one point ahead of Julia Büsselberg EGR. Eline Verstraelen BEL follows as 3rd. 105 participants.
In the Boys, Yilkan Timursah TUR, Sofiane Karim FRA and Cesare Barabino ITA were the winners of their groups in both races, taking the overall lead jointly. 231 participants.
The daily news with links to the ranking lists.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Day 3, leader change

 Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Day 3, leader change The 105 Contenders sailed another race yesterday in Denmark and a leader change happened. Finishing on rank 2, Jason Beebe AUS has taken the overall lead 2 points ahead of Mark Bulka AUS and Jesper Nielsen DEN at equal points. The best of the 7 women sailing (and best Swiss), Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI, is now on the 82nd place.
The ranking list and the video of the day.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Class 40 - Les Sables-Horta - Leg 2 - Day 6, arrivals in Les Sables today

 Class 40 - Les Sables-Horta - Leg 2 - Day 6, arrivals in Les Sables today The fresh Westwind around 20 kn is pushing the fleet at high speeds direction Les Sables this morning. Aymeric Chappellier/Arthur Le Vaillant FRA are still leading with 56 nm left to the finish this morning. Phil Sharp GBR/Adrien Hardy FRA follow 5 nm behind on rank 2. Pablo Santurde/Gonzalo Botin ESP are now on 3rd with a 10 nm backlog.
The race tracker.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - Morges SUI - Day 3, Le Chapelier/Le Bouéléc FRA extend lead

 F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - Morges SUI - Day 3, Le Chapelier/Le Bouéléc FRA extend lead Three races were held at the F16 Europeans on Lake Geneva for the 34 teams. Emanuel Le Chapelier/Eric Le Bouëdec FRA lead 8 points ahead of Alec/Stijn Van Daele BEL. Thomas and Eric Proust FRA follow on rank 3.
The ranking lists.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Windsurfing - Techno293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 3, another 3 races in up to 20 kn winds

 Windsurfing - Techno293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 3, another 3 races in up to 20 kn winds The Techno 293 Worlds continued yesterday with three races per fleet in freshening winds of up to 20 kn.
In the Youth Boys, Fabien Pianazza FRA hs taken the lead 2 points ahead of Leonidas Tortanidis GRE. Giorgia Speciale ITA extended her lead in the Youth Girls on 4 points. New on rank 2 is Héloïse Macquaert FRA. The Open rankings belong to the Japanes with 70% of the participants.
The daily news and the event website with all results.
 
News – Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 6 - No wind

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 6 - No wind The 281 participants of the Optimist Worlds in Thailand waited in vain for the breeze yesterday. After a thunderstorm at noon, the wind disappeared and racing had to be cancelled. Here the news.
The IODA (Class Association) Annual Meeting voted in favour of Antigua as venue for the 2019 World Championship. The 2019 European Championship will be in Crozon-Morgat FRA. Last year, the Worlds and Europeans 2018 were allotted to Cyprus (Famagusta) and the Netherlands (Scheveningen).
The event website.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 5 - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 12

After the victory in the coastal race, 'SFS' with Sofian Bouvet FRA finished also first in the Final of the short races yesterday and reduced the backlog on the leading 'Trésors de Tahiti' Teva Plichard TAH to 2 points. 'Team Oman' with Thierry Douillard FRA just defended rank 3.
The ranking list, the daily news and the videos.
Today, the transfer to the Mediterranean Sea to Roses ESP takes place. After a lay day, racing will resume on Friday with the coastal race of Act 6.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Day 2

Appartently, there was no wind in Sonderborg SWE yesterday at the Contender-Worlds. Leader after the two races of the opening day is Mark Bulka AUS ahead of Jason Beebe AUS and Jesper Nielsen DEN. The best Swiss and best woman is Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI on rank 66 among the 105 starters.
The results and the video of the day.
Racing can be followed live over GPS tracking.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

Four races were held on the fourth day of the Yngling Worlds in the Netherlands and Tom Otte NED and his team remain on top. Thomas Schütt GER, best of the day, reduced the backlog as 2nd on 6 points. Jemin Maarten NED moved up on rank 3. Christoph Bichsel SUI as best Swiss is now on the 13th place.
The ranking list and the event website.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

Class 40 - Les Sables-Horta - Leg 2 - Day 5

The wind forecast for yesterday was 25-30 kn from the West, but the reality brought gusts above 40 kn, and the 17 teams still in the race were chasing direction Les Sables at high speeds. This morning, Aymeric Chappellier/Arthur Le Vaillant FRA took the lead ahead of Pablo Santurde/Gonzalo Botin ESP 7 nm behind. Phil Sharp GBR/Adrien Hardy FRA remained on rank 3. Tomorrow around noon, the first Class 40 will cross the finishline of leg 2 in Les Sables.
The race tracker.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - VL Morges SUI - Day 2

The wind was absent on Sunday, opening day of the F16 Catamaran European Championship in Morges/Lake Geneva, but yesterday, a moderate wind filled in and four races have been completed.
Emmanuel le Chapelier/Eric le Bouédec FRA are the interim's leaders with a row of top-3 finishes ahead of Thomas and Eric Proust FRA. Alec Bagué/Stjin van Daele BEL follow on rank 3. 42 teams from 9 nations participate.
The ranking list and the event website.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

Tornado - Swiss Class Championship - Dervio ITA - Final results

As a tune-up for the Tornado European Championship beginning tomorrow Thursday, the Swiss Class Championship was held at the same venue on Lake Como ITA. In best thermal breeze conditions, six races have been completed and it was once more Martin Rusterholz, this time with Michael Gloor as crew, who was the winner. Betz/Betz GER and Böhler/Pinggera AUT completed the podium.
The ranking list (PDF).
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

Windsurfing - Techno 293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 2

The Techno Windsurfer World Championship in Quiberon FRA has been underway for two days, for the first time sailed with a new Youth board version - the Techno293 - with a larger rig to be used at the Youth Olympics in 2018. Quiberon regatta is a qualification event for the Youth Olympics.
After 4 races, Giorgia Speciale ITA is first in the Girls (50 participants, 23 nations). In the Boys (95 participants, 28 nations, 5 continents), two Greek windsurfers are ahead with Alexandros Kalpogiannakis GRE first and Leonidas Tsortanidis GRE second. Fabien Pianazza FRA follows on rank 3.
The daily news.
 
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