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News – Monday, September 25, 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017   

J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Final - Porto Cervo ITA - Final results

 J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Final - Porto Cervo ITA - Final results Perfect sailing conditions with up to 20 kn wind prevailed also on the last day of the European Champion League Final on Sardinia ITA, and three more races were sailed.
The host Club YC Costa Smeralda with Flavio Favini ITA (tactics Branko Brcin SLO) consolidated the leading overall position with the ranks 2/2/1. Best of the day (1/2/1) was the Russian 'Ostl Legal Sailing' team of Vladimir Lipavsky RUS who moved up on rank 2. The Société Nautique of Geneva with Guillaume Girod SUI earned Bronze. The best 32 European Club teams participated.
The final ranking list and the news.
Monday, September 25, 2017   

5o5 - World Championship 2017 - Annapolis MA, USA - Day 1

 5o5 - World Championship 2017 - Annapolis MA, USA - Day 1 The wind was only 5-8 kn on the first day of the 5o5 World Championship 2017 on Chesapeak Bay in Annapolis USA, allowing to complete just one race.
The favorites have taken control already with Howie Hamlin/Andy Zinn USA on first ahead of Mike Holt/Carl Smit USA. On rank 3 follows the home team of Taylor Moore/Rob Woelfel USA. Pinell/Shelton GBR on the 4th place are the best Europeans. 87 teams from 12 nations participate.
The ranking list, the daily news and the video replay of the GPS tracking. This evening UTC, today's races can be followed on livestream here.
Monday, September 25, 2017   (Image © Gilles Morelle)

Star - 56th Octoberfest-Regatta - Ammersee GER - Final results - Victory for Chatagny/Pulfer SUI

 Star - 56th Octoberfest-Regatta - Ammersee GER - Final results - Victory for Chatagny/Pulfer SUI No wind on the final day of the 'Octoberfest Regatta'. the traditional Starboat event on the Ammersee GER. Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Serge Pulfer SUI repeated their victory of last year with two race wins in two races. Christian Paucksch/Melanie Bentele GER and Hubert Merkelbach GER/Patrick Ducommun SUI completed the podium. 44 teams from 4 nations participated.
The results and the event website.
Monday, September 25, 2017   

Laser Radial & Standard - Laser Masters World Championships, Split CRO, day 1

 Laser Radial & Standard -  Laser Masters World Championships, Split CRO, day 1 The 2017 Laser Masters World Championships kicked off yesterday with a slow start. 350 Laser Master sailors (age 35 up) from 35 nations and 5 continents spent the day ashore under sunny blue skies. The wind forecast for the afternoon did not fill in, and the Race Committee postponed racing until today Monday with two races on the program. The Laser website.
Monday, September 25, 2017   

M32 -Catamaran - North American Championship 2017, Chicago, Day 2

 M32 -Catamaran - North American Championship 2017, Chicago, Day 2 Chicago city centre again played perfect host today delivering a second session of 80 degree summer temperatures paired with light to moderate 10+ knots of breeze through most of the day, building later in the afternoon. 14 races were completed over the weekend with eight different race winners.
At the end of the day, it was 'Convexity' of Don Wilson (USA) winning just one points ahead or 'REV' of Rick DeVos (USA). 'The Magenta Project' of Sally Barkow (USA) finished 3rd among the 11 teams from 3 nations.
The final report with results and all details.
Monday, September 25, 2017   

Grand Surprise - Critérium - CN Versoix

 Grand Surprise - Critérium - CN Versoix Three races were completed on Lake Geneva off Versoix in very light winds. Christian Haegi SNG finished first ahead of Thierry de Groote SNG and Bernard Borter CVV. The results.
Monday, September 25, 2017   

ACVL - CV Villeneuve - La Route des Iles

 ACVL - CV Villeneuve - La Route des Iles Light conditions prevailed during the inaugural "Route des îles" (route of the islands) regatta on Lake Geneva, a long-distance race started on Friday evening at 19h00 off Villeneuve direction the ’île de la Harpe and back to Villeneuve
The catamaran 'Safram' finished the course in 10h52min. The second-ranked Psaros40 TBS of François Thorens arrived with a race time of 13h35min, while ’Outsider' of François Bopp (Psaros40) was 3rd. The first Surprise finished 6th after 17h23mn with Patrick Girod steering. 23 boats crossed the finish line.
The results and the www.facebook.com/laroutedesilesvilleneuve/]facebook page[/URL].
 
News – Sunday, September 24, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017   

J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Final - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 2

 J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Final - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 2 The full program could be completed yesterday in a perfect 12-14 kn wind.
After 9 flights, YC Costa Smeralda with Flavio Favini ITA and Branko Brcin SLO as tactician is still in the lead, but the Société Nautique of Geneva with Guillaume Girod SUI is only one point behind. With a 4 points' backlog is the Russian 'Lord of the Sail' with Jewgenij Neugodnikov RUS on rank 3. The best team of the day with 3 race wins, the Nordeutsche RV, moved up on rank 6.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Sunday, September 24, 2017   

Star - 56. Oktoberfest-Regatta - Ammersee GER - Day 2

 Star - 56. Oktoberfest-Regatta - Ammersee GER - Day 2 After the wind-less opening day, the first two races of the 2017 Octoberfest Regatta were sailed on the Ammersee yesterday. Last year's winners Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Serge Pulfer SUI had a perfect day winning both heats and clearly leading ahead of Christian Pauksch/Melanie Bentele GER and Hubert Merkelbach GER/Patrick Ducommun SUI. 44 teams from 4 nations participate.
The results and the event website.
Sunday, September 24, 2017   

TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Menorca ESP - Final results

 TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Menorca ESP - Final results No wind, no racing on the last day of the Menorca TP52 Super Series event yesterday ! 'Azzurra' of the Roemers' family with Guillerme Parada ARG as skipper and Vasco Vascotto ITA as tactician not only take the Menorca victory, the last Act of the 2017 competition, but confirm at the same time the first position in the Annual Super Series' rankings.
The report with ranking lists.
Sunday, September 24, 2017   

M32 -Catamaran - North American Championship 2017, Chicago, Day 1

The first day of racing in Chicago at the M32 North America Championship saw multiple storylines unfold as battle lines were drawn throughout the leaderboard with four sets of teams separated by only two points. Eleven teams from the USA, CAN and AUS sailed seven races on Lake Michigan under blue skies with consistent 8-10 kn of breeze up to now.
First interim's leader is the 'Magenta Project' of Sally Barkow USA, 5 pts ahead of 'REV' of Rick Devos USA. The daily news and the results.
Sunday, September 24, 2017   (Image © Loris Von Siebenthal)

D35-Catamaran - Grand Prix de Clôture - SN Genève - Final results

 D35-Catamaran - Grand Prix de Clôture - SN Genève - Final results A light thermal breeze filled in late in the afternoon and at 15.30 hrs, the only race of the day was started. 'Zen Too' with Fred Le Peutrec FRA was the winner, but 'Alinghi' (Ernesto Bertarelli SNG) clearly remained on top with the 5 race wins of Friday.
'Alinghi' won all 2017 GP's with the exception of Genève-Rolle-Genève, where they missed victory by just one second ! Behind Bertarelli, superior winner in the Annual Rankings, are 'Yliam' with Bertrand Demole/Mathieu Richard FRA and 'Zen Too'.
The report and the ranking lists.
 
News – Saturday, September 23, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Final results

 Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Final results The RS:X Windsurfing World Championship in Japan was concluded this morning with the Medal Races.
In the RS:men, the leading Bing Ye CHN controlled Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI one point behind right from the start and sailed the Swiss down on the last place, earning the Worlds title. Behind the Vice-Worldchampion Sanz-Lanz - the only non-Chinese Medal winner at this Championship - Mengfan Gao CHN won Bronze.
A triple Chinese victory occurred in the RS:X women with Peina Chen CHN Gold, Jiahui Wu CHN Silver and Yunxiu Lu CHN Bronze. Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL missed Bronze by one point.
The final report, the event website and the videos.
Saturday, September 23, 2017   

Beach-Catamaran - Yvan Bourgnon SUI finished the North/West Passage successfully

 Beach-Catamaran - Yvan Bourgnon SUI finished the North/West Passage successfully After 71 days, Yvan Bourgnon SUI reached the port of destination Nuuk on Greenland as the first beach catamaran crossing the North-West Passage single-handed and without outside help. "If i had known the exercions and troubles, I would probably not have undertaken this adventure." The icy temperatures, the drift-ice, stormy winds and the polar bears really did put life at stake.
His facebook page with the video of his arrival, as well as the first media reports on the outstanding event !
Saturday, September 23, 2017   

J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Final - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 1

 J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Final - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 1 The European Sailing Champions' League Final with the 32 best European Club Teams began yesterday in Porto Cervo/Sardinia ITA. Three complete flights and two races of flight 4 were run in a perfect 12 to 15 kn breeze.
Winning all three races, the host-club YC Costa Smeralda with Flavio Favini ITA has taken the lead only point ahead of Société Nautique of Geneva with Guillaume Girod SUI. On rank 3 follows the Russian 'Lord of the Sail' with Ewgenij Neugodnikov RUS. The German Lindauer SC is 4th.
The ranking list and the news.
Saturday, September 23, 2017   

TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Menorca ESP - Day 4

 TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Menorca ESP - Day 4 The final Round of the TP52 Super Series continued yesterday on Menorca ESP with two light-wind races. None of the top three title challengers could maintain a decisive high level of consistency, but 'Azzurra' of the Roemers familiy ITA/ARG with Guilermo Parada ARG/Vasco Vascotto ITA still carries a seven points lead into the final day. The fleet stays closely together with 'Gladiator' of Tony Langley GBR with Ed Baird USA on rank 2 and the tied 'Quantum' with Doug Devos/Terry Hutchinson USA and 'Platoon' with Harm Müller-Spreer GER/John Kostecki USA on 3rd and 4th.
The news.
Saturday, September 23, 2017   

D35-Catamaran - Grand Prix de Clôture - SN Genève - Day 1

 D35-Catamaran - Grand Prix de Clôture - SN Genève - Day 1 In a light Séchard breeze - the local thermal wind on Lake Geneva - the final Act of the D35 catamaran Annual Chamionship, organised by the SN Geneva, began with seven races yesterday. 'Alinghi' with Ernesto Bertarelli SNG, premature winner of the 2017 Tour, dominated the day, winning all seven heats. On rank 2 follows 'Yliam' of Bertrand Demole SNG with Mathieu Richard FRA as tactician. 'Realteam' (btw leader of the GC32 Racing Tour) with Jerôme Clerc is on rank 3.
The ranking list and the daily news.
 
News – Friday, September 22, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 5

 Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 5 After the lay day, the first Final Series Gold- and Silverfleet races were on the program yesterday. Light winds challenged the drivers physically with ongoing pumping efforts. The light-weighted Chinese athletes dominated in the men's and women's fleets.
As best of the day, Ye CHN has taken the lead in the RS:X men, 3 pts ahead of Mengfan Gao CHN on 2nd. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI is now on rank 3 with a 7 pts backlog on the leader and still chances for Gold or Silver. The big-breeze specialists however had a hard day. The two-times Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED on rank 11 has to fight to make the Medal Race cut, as does Pawel Tarnowski POL (rank 12), Piotr Myszka POL (13th) or Kieran Badloe NED (14th). Today, three more races are on the program. The Medal Race will be tomorrow Saturday..
Leader change also in the RS:X women, where Jiahui Wu CHN replaced Peina Chen CHN on top, separated by 0,7 pts only. Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL follows 5 pts back on rank 3.
The daily news with link to all ranking lists and the videos.
Friday, September 22, 2017   (Image © Lin Parks)

6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Final results - Gold for Philipp Durr SUI

 6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Final results - Gold for Philipp Durr SUI Two more races were sailed on the spare day of the 6 Meter Worlds in Vancouver CAN to complete the program as scheduled with 8 races.
Philipp Durr SUI and his team won one of the races and secured the title 5 pts ahead of Ben Mumford CAN who regained the 2nd place on his home waters, as Andy Beadsworth GBR now on 3rd was penalised after a premature start. Hugo Stenbeck SUI on 4th was only 1 pt behind Bronze and 2 pts behind Silver. Among the best of the day (3/4) was also Reinhard Suhner SUI, advancing on rank 9.
In the Classics, HM Juan-Carlos de Bourbon ESP defended his lead inspite of two medium ranks, grasping the title 3 pts ahead of Peter Hoffmann USA. Bronze went to the two-times Olympic medalist Lars Grael BRA.
All results.
Friday, September 22, 2017   (Image © Martinez Studios)

TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Menorca ESP - Day 3

 TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Menorca ESP - Day 3 Two races were sailed at the TP52 Super Series on Menorca ESP yesterday. 'Quantum' of Doug Devos USA was the best of the day with the ranks 2/2, and moved up on the 3rd place overall. 'Azzurra' of the Roemers ITQ/ARG with Vasco Vascotto ITA remains on top but the advantage on the tied duo 'Platoon' (Harm Müller-Spreer GER/John Kostecki USA) and 'Quantum' has melted to one point.
The report with results.
Friday, September 22, 2017   

J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Final - Porto Cervo ITA - Start today

 J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Final - Porto Cervo ITA - Start today Today begins the European Sailing Champions League 2017 Final on Sardinia. 32 teams will share alternatively the 8 J/70s of the organisers. Light winds have been forecast for the coming days, hopefully an advantage for the two Swiss teams of the RC BodToday begins the European Sailing Champions League 2017 Final on Sardinia. 32 teams will share alternatively the 8 J/70s of the organisers. Light winds have been forecast for the coming days.
The official preview and the presentation video.
Friday, September 22, 2017   

Virtual Sailing - Virtual SSL, Palexpo Hall 1 - Genf - Start today

 Virtual Sailing - Virtual SSL, Palexpo Hall 1 - Genf - Start today Today, the first Virtual Lake Geneva Championship will begin the Geneva Palexpo Hall 1. The Star Sailors Legue software will be used for this competition held during the Geneva Gaming Convention. Every evening, the 10 best of the day sail a Final, on Sunday, the Grand Final with the best 30 participants wiill be sailed. Honors, fame .... and a prize money are at stake!
The details.
 
News – Thursday, September 21, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 4

 Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 4 Lay day in Enoshima JPN yesterday before the RS:X World Championship Final Series Gold- and Silverfleet races beginning today.
In the RS:X men, Louis Giard FRA leads with 2 pts on Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI and 4 pts on Pawel Tarnowski POL, in the RS:X women, Peina Chen CHN is on top with a 1,3 pts advantage on Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL.
The video of the day presents the Enoshima island, where already the Olympic Regattas 1964 took place. The event website.
Thursday, September 21, 2017   

6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 4

 6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 4 The 6 Meter Worlds in Vancouver CAN continued yesterday with two races in an up to 20 kn wind.
Inspite of two 5th places, Philipp Durr SUI defended his lead in the Open Division, but his advantage on Andy Beadsworth GBR before today's last races is only 2 pts. Tied on the ranks 3 and 4 are Ben Mumford £CAN and Russ Sylvestri USA 5 pts behind the leader. With the day ranks 1 and 2, Hugo Stenbeck SUI was the best of the day moving up on rank 5 overall. His backlog on the Bronze medal is only 2 pts.
On top of the Classic Division is HM Juan Carlos de Bourbon ESP with an 8 points lead on the tied Lars Guck HKG and Lars Grael BRA. and he will most likely finish the day as World Champion.
The ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, September 21, 2017   

TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Menorca ESP - Day 2

 TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Menorca ESP - Day 2 The very light wind allowed only one race at the TP52 Super Series on Menorca ESP, and the winner was 'Bronenosec' with Vladimir Liubomirov RUS and Morgan Larson USA as tactician. Overall first remains 'Azzurra' of the Roemers' family ITA/ARG with Francesco Bruni ITA calling the shots, but Tom Langley GBR with his 'Gladiator' closed the gap on the leading Italians. Harm Müller Spreer GER (John Kostecki USA) follows with his 'Platoon' on rank 3.
The news with results.
Thursday, September 21, 2017   

SRS - Hagneck Bank Race/La Triangulaire - BT La Neuveville

 SRS - Hagneck Bank Race/La Triangulaire - BT La Neuveville Two races were organised on Lake Bienne by the BT La Neuveville. On Saturday, the Hagneck Bank Race was held with Jerôme Faller BT on his 6.5m SI as first in calculatede time among the 23 starters. In real time, the winner was Pierre Louis BT with his LSD crossing the line after 3 hrs 1 min. The ranking list.
On Sunday followed the Triangulaire. In calculated time, it was again Jerôme Faller BT finishing first, while the line honors went to Christian Biedermann with his Luthi F10. The ranking list.
 
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