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News – Saturday, July 23, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016   (Image © Gerolamo Acquarone)

420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 5

 420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 5 After 4 days with light winds, a fresher breeze of over 15 kn filled in yesterday, allowing to complete three races per fleet what substantially changed the rankings.
New on top of the Open classification are now Theo Carayon/Erwan Lucas FRA, as the former leaders Jim Vincent/Victor Mas FRA dropped on rank 9 with high two-digit results. Diego Costa/Pedro Costa POR follow 10 points behind on rank 2, and another 8 points back share Marc Lladó/ Antoni Massanet ESP and Fausto Cruz/Martin Arroyo ARG the 3rd place.
New leaders in the Women are María Bover/Clara Llabrés ESP 11 points ahead of Francesca Russo/Alice Linussi ITA. Maria Vittoria Marchesini/Cecilia Fedel ITA new on the 3rd position are another 8 points behind.
No change however on top of the U17 rankings with Telis Athanasopoulos/Dimitris Tassios GRE extending their lead on 15 points. Eduard Ferrer/Carlos De Maqua ESP are new on rank 2 and 3 points behind follow Enzo Balanger/Gaultier Tallieu FRA. The former leaders Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA dropped on rank 4 with a 32 points' backlog on rank 3, all chances for the podium have gone.
Today, the Open and Women fleet will sail the last two races, again in fresh wind. The U17 Youth will even sail three heats. All results, the daily news and the videos.
Saturday, July 23, 2016   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 6 - Gruissan FRA - Day 1

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 6 - Gruissan FRA - Day 1 The Tour-de-France resumed yesterday with the long-distance race of Act 6 in Gruissan FRA. The light and variable winds have shaken up the fleet during the whole race, but at the end of the day, the leader was as mostly in this Tour 'Lorima Limonade - Morbihan' with Quentin Delapierre and Mathieu Salomon FRA. With a 48 points' lead in the overall rankings, they will not give away the final Tour victory.
The results and the daily news.
Saturday, July 23, 2016   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 6 - Gruissan FRA - Day 1, Bernard Stamm SUI

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 6 - Gruissan FRA - Day 1, Bernard Stamm SUI The Tour-de-France resumed yesterday with the long-distance race of Act 6 in Gruissan FRA. The light and variable winds have shaken up the fleet during the whole race, but at the end of the day, the leader was as mostly in this Tour 'Lorima Limonade - Morbihan' with Quentin Delapierre and Mathieu Salomon FRA. With a 48 points' lead in the overall rankings, they will not give away the final Tour victory. Bernard Stamm SUI finished 7th upholding his ambitions for a top-10 result.
The results and the daily news.
Saturday, July 23, 2016   

Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Final results

 Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Final results The final outcome at the Dragon European Championship in St-Petersburg RUS was very close. Anatoly Loginov/Vadim Statsenko/Alexander Shalagin RUS grasped the title ahead of Stephan Link/Frank Butzmann/Michi Lipp GER at equal points. Only 2 points back finished Markus Brennecke/Jochen Schümann/Theis Palm GER on rank 3. Markus Wieser GER/UAE and his team on 4th missed the podium by 2 points only.
The results and the event facebook page with videos.
Saturday, July 23, 2016   

Yngling - World Championship 2016 - Wolfgangsee AUT - Final Day

 Yngling - World Championship 2016 - Wolfgangsee AUT - Final Day The Yngling European Championship ended yesterday on Lake Wolfgang with two races sailed in perfect thermal breeze conditions. It was the day of the local team Rudolf Mayr/Anna Boustani/Philippe Boustani AUT who replaced the previous leader Gert Roukema NED and his team on top of the classifications in the last race. The Bronze Medal went to the junior team of Kai Moorman NED.
The results and the final rankings.
Saturday, July 23, 2016   

Yngling - World Championship 2016 - Wolfgangsee AUT - Final Day - the Swiss

 Yngling - World Championship 2016 - Wolfgangsee AUT - Final Day - the Swiss The Yngling European Championship ended yesterday on Lake Wolfgang with two races sailed in perfect thermal breeze conditions. It was the day of the local team Rudolf Mayr/Anna Boustani/Philippe Boustani AUT who replaced the previous leader Gert Roukema NED and his team on top of the classifications in the last race. The Bronze Medal went to the junior team of Kai Moorman NED. Damian Stritmatter SUI and Thomas Beck SUI advanced on ranks 11 and 12.
The results and the final rankings.
 
News – Friday, July 22, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016   

420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 4

After a start postponement, the Final Series went underway at the 420 Worlds in San Remo ITA in a moderate breeze, and the Open fleet sailed two, the Girls and U17 fleet one race each.
With a 2nd race rank, Maria Caba/Pilar Caba ESP took the overall lead in the Girls rankings, but the positions 1 to 4 are separated by 3 points only with Francesca Russo/Alice Linussi ITA on 2nd only one point back. The winners of the race Maria Bover/Clara Llabes ESP advanced on rank 3, and also Julia Szmit/Hanna Dzik POL on 4th will have a say in the battle for the title.
Jim Vincent/Victor Mas FRA extended their lead in the Open rankings. Theo Carayon/Erwan Lucas FRA on rank 2 are now 7 points behind. Fausto Cruz/Martin Arroyo ARG as 3rd have a backlog of already 24 points.
Leader change in the U17-classification where Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA replaced the leading Telis Athanasopoulos/Dimitis Tassios GRE on rank 1. Separated by 2 points only, the title will go to either one, as the 3rd-ranked Eduard Ferrer/Carlos De Maqua ESP are already 13 points behind.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Friday, July 22, 2016   

Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Final results - Gold for Germany and Italy

 Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Final results - Gold for Germany and Italy The Optimist European Championship 2016 was concluded yesterday with two races per fleet.
Gaia Bergonzini ITA climbed on rank 1 of the Girls' Goldfleet on the last day, as Melina Pappa GRE had two medium races only and descended on rank 3. Girl of the day was Antonia Schultheis MLT, winning both heats and grasping the Silver Medal.
A leader change occurred also in the Boys' Goldfleet. Winning the last race, Mewes Wieduwild GER grasped the title on the last moment. As his sister in the Girls, Richard Schultheis MLT was the best of the day and won Silver. Bronze went to Paolo Peracca ITA, who lost the title with two medium ranks in the last heats.
The event facebook page with all ranking lists and the interviews with the Champions.
Friday, July 22, 2016   

Olympic News from Great Britain - The British Sailing Team - an exceptional video

The British Sailing Team has been for years among the best nations world-wide in Olympic Sailing with Medal contenders in all ten events, also at the forthcoming Regatta in Rio. The Finn sailor Giles Scott GBR e.g. has dominated the Class since the 2012 Games and only exceptional circumstances would prevent him from winning Gold.
The Royal Yachting Association presents this year's team in a special video. Have a look ! and see also the individual portraits of the Medal candidates.
Friday, July 22, 2016   

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Act 5 - Roses ESP - Day 12

After the long-distance race of Wednesday, the short races were on the program in Roses ESP. Six qualifiers and the Super Final were sailed and with 'Trésor de Tahiti' of Pierre Pennec FRA, a new Act winner showed up. But the leader 'Lorima Limonade - Morbihan' extended the overall Tour lead with a 3rd final rank in Roses.
The results and the report.
Today, the long-distance race of Gruissan FRA, venue of the 6th Act of the Tour, is on the program.
Friday, July 22, 2016   

Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Day 4

The Dragon Europeans in St-Petersburg RUS continued yesterday with two races sailed again in a fresh breeze. The rankings before the last races today are very close as the leading Anatoly Loginov RUS and his team is only one point ahead of Markus Wieser GER sailing under the UAE flag, and also Stephan Link GER (with Frank Butzmann GER) is close with 3 points behind the leader. Markus Brennecke GER (with Jochen Schümann GER) dropped on rank 4 with a 12 points' backlog.
The results and the event facebook page with the video of the day.
Friday, July 22, 2016   

F16-Catamaran - World Championship 2016 - Knokke BEL - Final results

The F16-catamaran Worlds in Belgium ended yesterday, but the World Champions - the young local team Henri Demesmaeker/Alec Bagué BEL - had their title prematurely before the last heats already, having won 8 of the 12 races. Silver and Bronze went to Le Chapelier/Le Bouedec FRA and Flament/Dorange FRA.
The results and the event facebook page with the videos.
 
News – Thursday, July 21, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016   (Image © Gerolamo Acquarone)

420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 3

 420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 3 The Qualification Series for the Gold- and Silverfleet were concluded yesterday again in light winds (6 to 8 kn).
The Girls completed 3 races with Francesca Russo/Alice Linussi ITA as new leaders 2 points ahead of Maria Caba/Pilar Caba ESP. Julia Szmit/Hanna Dzik POL dropped on rank 3.
A duo is clearly leading in the Open rankings with Tim Vincent/Victor Mas FRA one point ahead of Theo Carayon/Erwan Lucas FRA. The 3rd-ranked Diogo Costa/Pedro Costa POR are already 10 points behind.
On top of the U17-classification are Telis Athanasopoulos/Dimitrios Tassios GRE, but Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA are only one point behind. .
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of day 2.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   

Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Day 5

 Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Day 5 Challenging conditions prevailed during the first Final Series races with a fresh 20-24 kn breeze and big up to 3 meter waves.
New on top of the Goldfleet Boys is now Paolo Peracca ITA. Mewes Wieduwild GER follows 4 points behind on rank 2. Already 14 points back and new on rank 3 is Bruce Jordan USA.
The Girls sailed two races per fleet. Milena Pappa GRE defended her lead in the Goldfleet 4 points ahead of Gaia Bergonzini ITA on rank 2.
The event facebook page with all ranking lists.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   

Olympic News from Italy - Doping suspense for Roberta Caputo ITA

 Olympic News from Italy - Doping suspense for Roberta Caputo ITA Roberta Caputo ITA, selected for the 470 women event at the Rio Olympics, was detected positive in a doping control during a training session having used Clostebol (a hormon for muscle build-up). She was immediately suspended. Nevertheless, the Italian women 470 will participate in Rio with Elena Berta ITA as new helmswoman with Alice Sinno ITA as crew. The report.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   (Image © Elena Razina)

Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Day 3

 Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Day 3 The Dragon Europeans in St-Petersburg RUS continued yesterday with two races sailed in an fresh breeze around 20 kn. Anatoly Loginov RUS is now the sole leader 5 points ahead of Markus Wieser GER. Markus Brennecke GER remained 3rd.
The results and the event website.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   (Image © Jasper Van Staveren)

F16-Catamaran - World Championship 2016 - Knokke BEL - Day 3

 F16-Catamaran - World Championship 2016 - Knokke BEL - Day 3 After the unplanned lay day on the windless Tuesday, racing resumed intensively with five races sailed in a perfect breeze. The Belgian youth team Henri Demesmaeker/Alec Bagué BEL went on dominating the fleet and extended their lead on 15 points ahead of Emmanuel Le Chapelier/Eric Le Bouedec FRA. The ranking list and the event website.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   

Yngling - World Championship 2016 - Wolfgangsee AUT - Day 3

 Yngling - World Championship 2016 - Wolfgangsee AUT - Day 3 The Yngling Worlds on Lake Wolfgang continued yesterday with two races sailed in a light and unconstant thermal breeze on another hot-summer day. Gert Roukema NED and his team defended rank 1, but the local Rudolf Mayr AUT joined the Dutchman on top pointwise. Kai Moorman NED is new on rank 3.
The news with results.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   

ORC - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 4

 ORC - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 4 The ORC World Championship has been underway in Copenhagen since last Sunday. Yesterday, racing had to be abandoned due to lack of wind. After 4 valid races, the interim's leaders in the different categories are: ORC-A-classification (>17m) Yakimenko Vadim ITA on a TP52, ahead of Erik Berth DEN and Frederik Alexandersson SWE, both on a Swan 45, ORC-B-classification Klaus Landmark NOR on a Landmark 43, ORC-C-classification Jascha Bark NED on a Italia 9.98.
The event website.
Thursday, July 21, 2016   

America's Cup News - Ernesto Bertarelli SUI inductee to the America’s Cup Hall of Fame

 America's Cup News - Ernesto Bertarelli SUI inductee to the America’s Cup Hall of Fame Last Tuesday, the Herreshoff Marine Museum announced the 2016 inductees to the America’s Cup Hall of Fame, one of them Ernesto Bertarelli SUI, two-time winner of the Cup in 2003 and 2007 and runner up in 2010. The America’s Cup Hall of Fame was founded in 1992 as an arm of the Herreshoff Marine Museum by Halsey Herreshoff, a four-time America's Cup defender and grandson of legendary yacht designer Nathanael G. Herreshoff. Over eighty legends of the Cup have been inducted into the Hall. The 2016 America’s Cup Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on October 21 at the New York Yacht Club. The announcement.
 
News – Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016   

Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Day 3

 Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Day 3 The Qualification Series at the Optimist Europeans in Southern Italy ended yesterday with one Girls' and two Boys' fleet races sailed in a fresh breeze. From now on, the competition will continue in Gold-, Silver- and Bronzefleets.
The new leader in the Girls is Melina Pappa GRE ahead of Gaia Bergonzini ITA 2nd and Gaia Falco ITA and Alice Moss SWE on the 3rd place at equal points.
Richard Schultheis MLT as reclaimed the first position in the Boys with a race win. The day's best (1/3) was Mewes Wleduwild GER who advanced on rank 2. Odysseos Spanakis GRE and Paolo Peracca ITA follow at equal points on rank 3.
The event facebook page.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016   

420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 2

 420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 2 The first races at the 420 Worlds were sailed yesterday afternoon in a light 6 to 8 kn breeze after a start postponement. All three fleets completed 3 races each.
With two race wins in their group, Julia Szmit/Hanna Dzik POL took the overall lead in the Women ahead of Sofia Giondi/Giulia Gatta ITA and Francesca Lusso/Alice Linussi ITA on the ranks 2 and 3.
Leaders in the Men are Theo Carayon/Erwan Lucas FRA ahead of Riccardo Sepe/Filippo Iacchia ITA and Fausto Cruz/Martin Arroyo ARG. . In the U17-classifications, Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA are on top followed by Telis Athanasopoulos/Dimitris Tassios GRE and Enzo Balanger/Gaultier Tallieu FRA at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016   

Class 40, Multi 50, Ultime, Open - Transat Quebec CAN- St.Malo FRA - Day 11

The Maxi-Trimaran 'Spindrift II' with Yann Guichard FRA and Dona Bertarelli SUI took the line honors in St-Malo yesterday evening at 23h CET, improving the record time of this race by over a day. The report. Roughly one hour later followed Lalou Roucayrol FRA with his 'Arkema' as first of the four Multi-50-Trimarans. The report. The Class 40 fleet will remain underway for another two days. Racing on the most northern course, Maxime Sorel FRA and 55 miles behind Benoît Cahron FRA have now taken the lead. The rest of the fleet is already over 120 miles behind.
The race tracker and the event website.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016   (Image © Elena Razina)

Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Day 2

 Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Day 2 The Dragon European Championship in St-Petersburg RUS contined yesterday with two races sailed in a light wind. Anatoly Loginov RUS and his team climbed on rank 1 thanks to a race win. Markus Wieser UAE follows on rank 2 with the same number of points. The day's best - ranks 2 and 3 - Markus Brennecke GER (with Jochen Schümann GER) advanced on rank 3 overall.
The results, the daily news and the videos.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016   

6mJI - European Championship 2016 - Brunnen SUI - Final results - Title for Jean-Marc Monnard SUI

Top thermal breeze conditions prevailed also on the last day of the 6 mIJ Europeans on Lake Uri and another two races were completed. Winning the first one in the Moderns, Jean-Marc Monnard SUI and his team were the premature Champions and left out the last race. Russ Silvestri USA defended the 2nd place. Norbert Stadler SUI moved up on rank 3 on the last day of the event. In the Classics (built 1965 or earlier), the winner was the Canadian Olympic Bronze Medalist (1992) Eric Jespersen steering the US 'Lianoria' ahead of Poul Hoj-Jensen GBR and Henrik Andersen FIN.
All results and the final report.
 
News – Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   

Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Day 2

 Optimist - European Championship 2016 - Crotone ITA - Day 2 The program of the Optimist European Championship in Southern Italy was delayed yesterday because of stormy winds of up to 30 kn, and only late in the afternoon, the velocity was below 20 kn. After 16h, both fleets sailed at least one race.
Vasileios Livas GRE moved on top of the Boys/URL] jointly with Richard Schultheis MLT. Thanks to a race win in his group, Jordan Bruce USA advanced on the 3rd place, but Mewes Wleduwild GER is only one point behind.
Alice Moss SWE defended her lead in the [URL=wxw.clubvelicocrotone.it/euros/resultg.pdf]Girls
2 points ahead of Gaia Bergonzini ITA. New on rank 3 is Anna Pagnini ITA.
The event facebook page with ranking lists[URL].
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   (Image © Gerolamo Acquarone)

420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 1

 420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Day 1 Yesterday, the 420 World Championship should have started in San Remo ITA, but the wind was missing. The record 262 teams in total on the entry list are split in three categories: Open (men and mixed), women and U17. Three races are on the program today, but the wind forecast does not look very favorably during the whole week.
The report.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   

Olympic Games - Rio de Janeiro BRA - our special pages

 Olympic Games - Rio de Janeiro BRA - our special pages The start to the first races of the Rio 2016 Olympics will be given in 17 days from now. The two Laser fleets and the Windsurfers will be the first events on the program. As 4 and 8 years ago, sailing-news will inform extensively and continuously on the regattas in text and if avaiable real-time livestream.
The interest of sailing enthusiasts around the world for continuous bundled and up-to-date information will be high, and the number of visitors of our pages will more as double during the Games.
This is the ideal moment to advertise on our pages. Different formats can be booked. Banners are available for weekly postings as well.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   (Image © Elena Razina)

Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Day 1

 Dragon - European Championship 2016 - St. Petersburg RUS - Day 1 Contrary to the weather forecast announcing little to no wind, the opening day of the Dragon European Championship was blessed with perfect wind conditions around 12-18 kn. Winners of the day were Markus Wieser GER/Sergey Pugachev RUS/Diego Negri ITA. Jens Christensen DEN and Anatoly Loginov RUS with their teams followed on the ranks 2 and 3. The results and the news.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   

F16-Catamaran - World Championship 2016 - Knokke BEL - Day 1

 F16-Catamaran - World Championship 2016 - Knokke BEL - Day 1 The F-16 catamaran World Championship began yesterday with finally three races completed after a start postponement due to too light winds. Finishing 2/3/1, Henri Demesmaeker/Alec Bagué BEL have taken the interim's lead one point ahead of Le Chapelier/Bouedec FRA. Good/Wirtz BEL are on rank 3. 45 teams from 8 nations participate, including Australians.
The results and the event website.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   

Class 40, Multi 50, Ultime, Open - Transat Quebec CAN- St-Malo FRA - Day 10

 Class 40, Multi 50, Ultime, Open - Transat Quebec CAN- St-Malo FRA - Day 10 After 10 days' racing, the Multi-50 Trimarans are now in the final approach on St-Malo. 'Arkena' with Lalou Roucayrol FRA still in the lead had 176 miles left to the finish line this morning, but the race is not over yet as Gilles Lamiré FRA on rank 2 was only 32 miles behind, and even Thierry Brouchard FRA with a 42 miles' backlog has chances for the overall victory. Starting 3 days late, the Maxi-Trimaran 'Spindrift II' with Yann Guichard FRA has now passed all earlier starter and will reach St-Malo this afternoon taking the line honours. In the Class 40, the outsider Gonzalo Botin ESP has extended his lead on 31 miles. Phil Sharp GBR and another mile back Thibault Vauchel-Camus FRA are the first challengers. Isabelle Joschke GER/FRA descended on rank 5 with a 43 miles backlog. The Class 40 will be underway for 3 more days.
The race tracker and the news.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Summary after the Atlantic races

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Summary after the Atlantic races Yesterday, the 24 Tour de France teams dislocated by road transport from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. Tomorrow, Act 5 will begin in Roses ESP with a 46 miles' coastal race. The first half of the competition has been dominated by 'Lorima Limonade - Morbihan' with Quentin Delapierre/Matthieu Salomon FRA. Only 'Crédit Mutuel - Bretagne' with Nicolas Troussel FRA and the matchracers Mathieu Richard FRA and Damien Iehl FRA with a 26 points' backlog sailed more or less on the level of the leaders.
The classification and the official event summary.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   (Image © Gilles Favez)

6mJI - European Championship 2016 - Brunnen SUI - Day 3

 6mJI - European Championship 2016 - Brunnen SUI - Day 3 The hot summer weather produced top thermal wind conditions on Lake Uri with steady 15 kn. Jean-Marc Monnard SUI dominated the Moderns fleet again and leads now overall after 6 races with a 10 point's advantage on Russ Silvestri USA. A leader change occurred in the Classics with Poul Hoj-Jensen GBR replacing Eric Jespersen CAN by a small margin. The Championship will end by this evening.
The results and the daily news.
 
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