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News – Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 17/18 - New Skipper for AkzoNobel announced

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 17/18 - New Skipper for AkzoNobel announced Three-time Volvo Ocean Race winner Brad Jackson has been announced as skipper of the Dutch VOR entry team 'AkzoNobel' for the 2017-18 edition of the 83,000-kilometer around the world race, replacing the fired Simeon Tienpont NED. The forty-nine-year-old from Auckland, New Zealand is competing in his seventh Volvo Ocean Race after coaching the Swedish all-women entry Team SCA in the 2014-15 edition. In his earliest round-the-world days, he was a crew member on Pierre Fehlmann's 'Merit Cup', 2nd-ranked in the Whitbread Race 1997/8.
The news
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

Star, Laser, Nacra 17 - Brazilian sailing legend Robert Scheidt announces retirement from Olympic competition

 Star, Laser, Nacra 17 - Brazilian sailing legend Robert Scheidt announces retirement from Olympic competition Brazil's Robert Scheidt, winner of five Olympic medals, including two gold, as well as 8-times Laser and 3-times Starboat World Champion, has announced his retirement from Olympic competition, ending a career that spanned a quarter-of-a-century. The 44-year-old revealed he would continue to participate in non-Olympic events and support Brazil's elite sailors as they prepare for Tokyo 2020,
The news and the Scheidt facebook page.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

18-Footer - Spring Championship 2017 - Sydney AUS - Race 2

 18-Footer - Spring Championship 2017 - Sydney AUS - Race 2 The 2017/2018 18-footer season was kicked-off a week ago with the Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour. Every Sunday until March 2018 a race will be sailed.
On top of the second race completed last Sunday was 'Triple M' with James Ward AUS winning wire-to-wire with a 2 minute plus advantage. She did not finish the first race a week ago due to a damaged main sail. 'Yandoo' with John Winning AUS and 'Finport Trade Finance' with Keagan York AUS finished on 2nd and 3rd.
The ranking list, the news and the 56 min video of the 2nd race.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 2

 Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 2 Sailed according to the traditional regatta format with one long race a day and no discard, the second heat of the Dragon Gold Cup was completed yesterday.
Starting under the UAE (United Arab Emirates) flag, Henrik Witzmann GER was the winner ahead of Jörgen Schönehrr DEN and Anatoly Loginov RUS. With the ranks 3/3, Loginov shares the overall lead with Stefan Link GER (1/5).
The ranking lists of race 1 and race 2. The consilidated list has not yet been posted this morning on the event website.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

Nwu: Seascape Agency in Switzerland - Trial sailing in Brunnen/Lake Uri: October 21/22

 Nwu: Seascape Agency in Switzerland - Trial sailing in Brunnen/Lake Uri: October 21/22 Seascape 18 / Seascape 24 / Seascape 27 - a variaty of sailboats for experienced and less experienced sailors.
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All other details on the Seascape-Website. A trip to Brunnen is worthwhile !
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series Act 7, San Diego USA

 GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series Act 7, San Diego USA Two USA wild-card entries have been allotted for the San Diego Act of the Extreme Sailing Series. The Californian Morgan Larson USA will skipper 'Team Extreme San Diego', the second US wildcard to be announced following the entry of 'Lupe Tortilla Demetrio', in the penultimate stage of the season from 19 – 22 October. Larson, finished the 2016 Series as skipper of 'Oman Air' on second and was winner in 2014, steering 'Alinghi'. Larson’s stellar all-American crew line-up includes three of Oracle Team USA’s America’s Cup sailors: Andrew Campbell, Cooper Dressler and Matt Cassidy who will take the positions of mainsail trimmer, floater and headsail trimmer respectively, as well as Mike Kuschner s foil trimmer. Definitely a very strong competitor for the Series leading teams 'SAP', 'Oman Air' and 'Alinghi' !
The news
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

J/70 - North American Championship 2017

 J/70 - North American Championship 2017 The 'Catapult Team' of Joel Ronning USA, past World Champion 2016, with John Kostecki as tactician won the J/70 North Americans held at the American Yacht Club Rye NY ahead of 'Relative Obscurity' of the reigning 2017 World Champion Peter Duncan USA. The 53 teams competing sailed 8 races. Jenn and Ray Wulff with their team on rank 14 won the Corinthian title.
The results and the J/70 Class facebook page.
 
News – Monday, October 16, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Luino ITA - Final results

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Luino ITA - Final results The final Act of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2017 was concluded in Luino/Lago Maggiore ITA yesterday with two races. The leading Carlo Fracassoli ITA did not compete as his tactician got sick, and Robert Bakoczy HUN and his team moved on rank 1 after winning the last race. On the ranks 2 and 3 followed Kim Christensen DEN (with Michael Hestbaek DEN) and Niccolo Bertola ITA, winner of the Corinthian classification.
The ranking list and the final report.
Monday, October 16, 2017   (Image © Gilles Martin-Raget)

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Marseille FRA - Final results

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Marseille FRA - Final results Two more races were sailed on the last day of the Marseille GC32 event in moderate winds around 10 kn, both won by 'Zoulou' steered by Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI clearly winning overall. The Geneva 'RealTeam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI followed on rank 2 and secured herewith the overall Racing Tour victory.
The final report, the ranking list and the videos.
Monday, October 16, 2017   

Star - Trofeo d'Amicizia - Brenzone ITA - Final results

 Star - Trofeo d'Amicizia - Brenzone ITA - Final results Good Lake Garda Northwind conditions prevailed yesterday during the last two races of the Trofeo d'Amicizia in Brenzone ITA. Finishing on the ranks 4 and 1, Ante Razmilovic/Brian Hammersley GBR moved up on rank 1, one point ahead of Hubert Merkelbach/Killian Weise GER and Alexey Zhivotovskiy/Liev Shnyr RUS at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. The previously leading Benamati/Ambrosini ITA down on 4th missed the podium by one point. The prominent newcomer and Laser Olympic Champion 2008 Paul Goodison GBR, sailing with Frithjof Kleen GER finished 10th thanks of the ranks 1 and 2 but leaving out the two races of Sunday.
The ranking list and the news of the Swiss Starclass.
Monday, October 16, 2017   

M32-Catamaran - Alicante Cup - Alicante ESP - Final results

 M32-Catamaran - Alicante Cup - Alicante ESP - Final results Yann Guichard FRA and his team won the Final of the Alicante-Cup against Pieter-Jan Postman NED and is the unbeaten dominator of this matchrace organised as supporting act of the VOR start next Saturday. The all-female 'Magenta' of Sally Barkow USA with Elodie-Jane Mettraux SUI and Nathalie Brugger SUI finished the series on the 6th place.
The news with results.
 
News – Sunday, October 15, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP - In-Port Race Alicante

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP - In-Port Race Alicante Moderate winds of up to 8 kn prevailed yesterday at the first In-Port Race of the 2018 Ocean Race in Alicante. Going right on the first upwind was the way to go and 'Mapfre' with Javi Fernandez ESP booked a start-to-finish victory clearly ahead of 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA and 'Vestas' with Charlie Enright USA.
The news with results.
Sunday, October 15, 2017   (Image © zerogradinord.it)

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Luino ITA - Day 2

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Luino ITA - Day 2 The thermal breeze filled in late and only very light on the Lago Maggiore yesterday, allowing to complete just one race. The leading boats are now closer together with Carlo Fracassoli ITA and his team just one point ahead of Robert Bakoczy HUN. Niccolo Bertola ITA follows on the 3rd place. 25 teams from 8 nations.
The ranking list and the news.
Sunday, October 15, 2017   (Image © Nicola Galvani)

Star - Trofeo d'Amicizia - Brenzone ITA - Day 2

 Star - Trofeo d'Amicizia - Brenzone ITA - Day 2 The traditional Autumn Starboat Regatta on Lake Garda began Friday with one and continued yesterday with two races. Sailing on his home waters, the past World Champion Roberto Benamati ITA with Alberto Ambrosini ITA as crew leads in the interim's ranking, day ranks 6/2/1, with a 3 points' advantage on Ante Razmilovic/Brian Hammersley GBR. Jack Jennings/Frithjof Kleen USA follow as 3rd. Down in the rankings after a premature start disqualification are Hubert Merkelbach/Killian Weise GER (1/ocs/2). 22 participants from 8 nations.
The results.
Sunday, October 15, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Marseille FRA - Day 3

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Marseille FRA - Day 3 The very light winds were mostly not powerful enough to lift off the GC32 foiling catamarans in the three races held yesterday. Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI, steering the French 'Zoulou' extended the lead with two race wins. 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI advanced on rank 2 and consolidated the lead in the overall Tour rankings.
The results and the daily news.
Sunday, October 15, 2017   

Match Racing - Alicante Match Race - Alicante ESP - Day 3

 Match Racing - Alicante Match Race - Alicante ESP - Day 3 Before the first In-Port Race of the VOR65 Ocean Race, the M32 catamaran Match Racer Series continued with the Quarter Finals. Yann Guichard FRA is the first Semi Finalist having defeated Quentin Delapierre FRA with 3-0. In the second (best-of-five) Quarter Final, Jonas Warrer DEN and Nico Delle-Karth AUT are 2-1 for the moment.
The results and the news.
Sunday, October 15, 2017   

Melges 40 - Grand Prix - Valencia ESP - Final results

 Melges 40 - Grand Prix - Valencia ESP - Final results The second Act of the Melges 40 Circuit, the recently launched new 40-foot class, was concluded yesterday with three races. The final rankings remained unchanged with 'Stig' of Alessandro Rombelli ITA, tactics Francesco Bruni ITA, on first ahead of 'Synergy' of Valentin Zavadnikov MON/RUS with Ed Baird USA. Richard Goransson SWE and Yukihiro Ishida JPN participating for the first time (with Chris Rast SUI tacics) followed at equal points on the ranks 3 and 4.
The news with results.
 
News – Saturday, October 14, 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017   (Image © Ainhoa Sanchez)

VOR65 - Ocean Race - Alicante ESP - first In-Port Race today

 VOR65 - Ocean Race - Alicante ESP - first In-Port Race today The VOR65 Ocean Race begins today in Alicante with the first In-Port Races, to follow on livestream on this website beginning at 13h UTC. In a week's time, the start will be given to the first leg to Lisbon POR.
An eclat happened with team 'AkzoNobel' where the skipper Simon Tienpont NED was fired withoute notice. A new skipper shall be nominate before the start in a week. The news and the event website.
Saturday, October 14, 2017   (Image © Christophe Breschi)

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 14

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 14 Yesterday, the main bulk of the Mini Transat fleet arrived in Las Palmas, port of call of leg 1. Three Series Minis are still underway, two of them are expected this morning.
The race viewer. The start to leg 2 will be given on November 1. The news.
Saturday, October 14, 2017   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Luino ITA - Day 1

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Luino ITA - Day 1 The final Act of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series began on Lage Maggiore ITA yesterday with three races sailed in a 13 kn breeze. Finishing 2/2/1, Carlo Fracassoli ITA and his team took the interim's lead 5 pts ahead of Robert Bakoczy HUN, the winner of the last Act in Medemblik. 25 teams from 8 nations participate.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Saturday, October 14, 2017   (Image © Barracuda)

Melges 40 - Grand Prix - Valencia ESP - Day 3

 Melges 40 - Grand Prix - Valencia ESP - Day 3 Fresher winds around 15 kn prevailed on the third day of the Melges-40-GP in Valencia. With the day ranks 2/2/1, Alessandro Rombelli/Francesco Bruni ITA on 'Stig' extended their lead. 'Synergy' (Valentin Zavadnikov RUS/Ed Baird USA) on rank 2 are now 7 pts behind. The fight for rank 3 will be tight in the last two races today between Richard Goransson SWE/Cameron Appleton NZL on 'Inga' who replaced the tied 'Sikon' with Yukihiro Ishida JPN/Chris Rast SUI on the 3rd place.
The news with results nd the videos.
Saturday, October 14, 2017   

M32-Catamaran - Alicante Match Racing - Alicante ESP - Day 2

 M32-Catamaran - Alicante Match Racing - Alicante ESP - Day 2 Two days ago, the Race Village of the Ocean Race beginning in Sunday was opened in Alicante ESP with a varied support program to attract a big crowd. Part of this show part is the Alicante Match Race, sailed on M32 catamarans as in use at the World Match Racing Tour. After two days, the fleetracing part is over and the Quarter Finals are on the program today.
Yann Guichard FRA and Pieter-Jan Postma NED qualified directly while the 6 remaining Quarter Finalists were selected in the Sail-Offs. Among the qualified is also the all-female team of Sally Barkow USA (with Elodie Jane Méttraux SUI and Nathalie Brugger SUI).
The results and the daily news.
 
News – Friday, October 13, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 13

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 13 We reported yesterday on the victory of Valentin Gautier SUI - here the video of his arrival. As winner of the Series Minis, he finished third overall behind the two Protos of Ian Lipinski POL and Arthur Léopold Léger FRA. 23 Series Minis and 4 Protos are still underway.
The race tracker with the rankings, the news and the videos.
Friday, October 13, 2017   

Melges 40 - Grand Prix - Valencia ESP - Day 2

 Melges 40 - Grand Prix - Valencia ESP - Day 2 Light winds dominated also the second day of the Melges-40-GP in Valencia ESP. 'Stig' of Alessandro Rombelli ITA with Francesco Bruni ITA as tactician won both races of the day and moved on top of the interim's rankings 3 pts ahead of 'Synergy' of Valentin Zavadnikov RUS (with Ed Baird USA) on rank 2. 'Sikon' of Yukihiro Ishida JPN/Chris Rast SUI followed on the 3rd place.
The ranking list, the news and the facebook page with videos.
Friday, October 13, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Marseille FRA - Day 1

A well established seabreeze of up to 16 kn prevailed on Marseille Bay for the 7 foiling GC32 catamarans. Four races were completed on the opening day of the 5th and last round of the Racing Tour 2017. 'Zoulou' of Eric Maris FRA, with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI steering, is the first interim's leader ahead of 'Malizia' of Pierre Cashiragi MON with Sébastien Col FRA. The Swiss 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI follows on rank 3 and ahead of 'Argo' USA the direct opponent for the overall Tour rankings.
The ranking list and the news.
 
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