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News – Monday, October 16, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017   (Image © zerogradinord.it)

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.
Monday, October 16, 2017   (Image © Karin Seiler)

J/70 - Points' Championshiop - Zürcher SC

 J/70 - Points' Championshiop - Zürcher SC With the morning fog gone, an additional light-wind race could be sailed yesterday. The winner Christian Sprecher SCE and his team advanced on rank 1 overall 2 points ahead of the Super-League-Champion 2017 Julian Flessati RCB on rank 2. Stefan Seger RCO finished 3rd. 17 teams participated.
The ranking list.
 
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.
 
News – Thursday, October 12, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 12

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 12 Leg 1 of the Mini Transat ended in Las Palmas/Gran Canaria ESP yesterday by noon with a tight duel in the Protos Minis between Ian Lipinski POL and Arthur Léopold Léger FRA. Lipinski crossed the finish line 1min 56 sec before the Frenchman. As 3rd with a 6hrs backlog arrived Erwan Le Mené FRA.
Swiss victory in the Series Minis with Valentin Gautier SUI arriving 2hrs 30min before Rémy Aubrun FRA. Another 8min behind was Clarisse Cremer FRA 3 on 3rd. Over half of the fleet are still underway.
The race viewer, the news and the video interviews with the winners.
Thursday, October 12, 2017   

VOR65 - Volvo Ocean Race - Prolog - Lissabon-Alicante ESP - Final results

 VOR65 - Volvo Ocean Race - Prolog - Lissabon-Alicante ESP - Final results The Prologue of the Volvo Ocean Race - not counting for the overall rankings - ended yesterday morning in Alicante ESP. 'Mapfre' with Javi Fernandez ESP defended her lead and finished 15min ahead of 'Brunel' with Bouwe Bekking NED.
The race viewer with the ranking list and the news.
Thursday, October 12, 2017   (Image © Barracuda)

Melges 40 - Grand Prix - Valencia ESP - Day 1

 Melges 40 - Grand Prix - Valencia ESP - Day 1 The second GP of the newly launched Melges 40 Class began yesterday in Valencia ESP with 3 races sailed in a moderate wind around 12 kn.
'Synergy' of Valentin Zavadnikov RUS with Ed Baird USA as tactician has taken the overall interim's lead with the day ranks 1/2/2, one point ahead of 'Stig' of Alessandro Rombelli ITA (tactics Francesco Bruni ITA) on rank 2. A good first day had also the newcomer 'Sikon' of Yshida Yukihiro JPN (tactics Chris Rast SUI/USA), winner of the last race, who occupies rank 3 overall with a 2 pts backlog.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Thursday, October 12, 2017   

Round the world record - Yves Le Blevec FRA attacks the round-the-world direction West record

 Round the world record - Yves Le Blevec FRA attacks the round-the-world direction West record As from next weekend, Yves Le Blevec FRA with his 102-foot Trimaran is on stand-by waiting for an optimum weather window for a round-the-world record attempt in the 'opposite direction', i.e. from East to West. The mostly upwind adventure will be an acid stress for the 50-foot trimaran and her skipper.
The news.
 
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