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News – Sunday, October 22, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017   

Volvo 65 - Volvo Ocean race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP -Start today

 Volvo 65 - Volvo Ocean race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP -Start today Today is the day for the seven teams as - after the Prologue a week ago and the different tune-ups - the start to the Volvo Ocean Race will be given in Alicante ESP this afternoon at 14h CET, probably in moderate winds around 12 to 15 kn. Leg one leads over 1'500 nm thru the Gibraltar Strait around the Madeira POR island to Lisbon POR. We shall cover the start on this website livestream starting at 13.30h CET with Andy Green GBR as commentator.
After winning most of the preparatory regattas, 'Mapfre' with Javi Fernandez ESP (and a.o. the 49er Olympic Champions and America's Cup winner Blair Tuke NZL) is the most cited favorite.
Turbulent is the situation for the 'AkzoNobel team. Simon Tienpont NED, fired without notice, will return as skipper by court decision, but at least four four team members declined to sign new contracts: Brad Jackson (the substitute skipper for Tienpont) as well as Jules Salter, veteran VOR racer and AkzoNobel watch captain Joca Signorini (BRA) and Mr Kirby loyal mates to Brad Jackson. Tierpont plans to start this afternoon with only seven crew, using some shore team members who qualify under the Volvo safety and miles@sea rules, and who were previously listed as reserves. In the team is as female member the 49erFX Olympic Champion Martine Grael BRA.
The breaking news in Sailing Illustrated and the report from yesterday's media conference with the seven skippers.
Sunday, October 22, 2017   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

Olympic Worldcup 2017/18 - Gamagori JPN - Final results

 Olympic Worldcup 2017/18 - Gamagori JPN - Final results This morning UTC, the remaining Medal Races were on the program of the Olympic Classes Worldcup in Japan. However, the approaching typhoon prompted the Race Committee to cancel racing prematurely and the 470 men and RS:X men could not sail their final race.
Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS were therefore the clear winners in the 470 men ahead of Isozaki/Takayanagi JPN and Imamura/Hokazono JPN. In the 470 women, the World Champions Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL demonstrated their superiority winning the Medal Race in very shifty winds. Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN had no problem defending Silver. Bronze however was won by the 5th placed Cassandre Blandin/Aloîse Retornaz FRA finishing second after a very clever race relegating Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI, concentrating their race on the previously 4th Benedetta di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA on rank 4.
The most interesting battle for the Medals in the RS:X men windsurfers with the first five within 4 points could unfortunately not take place because of the approaching typhoon. Pablo Tarnowski POL remains on top one point ahead of Mengfan Gao CHN and 3 points ahead of Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI.
The Laser results follow below in a separate news text.
All ranking lists and the news.
Sunday, October 22, 2017   

Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2017/18 - Gamagori JPN - Final results

 Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2017/18 - Gamagori JPN - Final results The first Act of the Olympic Classes 2017/18 Worldcup in Japan ended this morning UTC with the Medal Races held in rain and light, but very shifty winds.
Finishing 4th, Sam Meech NZL defended his overall lead in the Lasers Standard, as the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP was apparently not aggressive enough finishing on on 7th today remaining 2nd overall. Tom Burton AUS won the race and climbed on rank 3 taking Bronze.
In the Lasers Radial, the leading Vasileia Karachaliou GRE eliminated herself from the podium producing a premature start. Rank 4 at equal points with the 3rd was the consequence. The Olympic Bronze medalist Anne-Marie Rindom DEN inherited the first place ahead of Emma Plaesschart BEL. Josefin Olsson SWE moved up on rank 3.
All ranking lists.
Sunday, October 22, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 7 - San Diego CA, USA - Day 3

 GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 7 - San Diego CA, USA - Day 3 Seven races were sailed yesterday in fresh winds around 18 kn. 'SAP Extreme Sailing' with Adam Minoprio NZL dominated as on the day before with 4 race wins and 2 seconds' taking the overall lead with a 14 points' lead on 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI. 'Oman Air' with Phil Robertson NZL are another 17 points back on rank 3. Today is the crucial day with livestream coverage starting at 18h UTC on this website.
The news, the ranking list and the short video of the day.
Sunday, October 22, 2017   

IRC - Middlesea Race - La Valetta MLT - Day 1

 IRC - Middlesea Race - La Valetta MLT - Day 1 Yesterday by noon, the 104 teams started from the La Valetta harbour to the Middlesea Race. This morning, the leading boats were already approaching the Medina Strait with the Super-Maxi 'Rambler' of George David USA with among others Brad Butterworth NZL and Dean Barker NZL on the first position. 'Leopard' of Pascal Oddo GBR and 'CQS' of Ludde Ingvall AUS are the first persuers.
Here a first interim's classification and the news.
Sunday, October 22, 2017   

Fireball, Pirat - Suser-Cup - YC Bielersee - Day 1

Good sailing conditions prevailed on Lake Bienne yesterday and both dinghy classes completed 3 races each.
In the Fireballs, the dominators were Claude Mermod/Hansruedi Moser RCO winning all 3 heats and clearly leading ahead of Christine Landerer/Cédric Landerer DSSC. 8 team are on the list of participants.
In the Pirats, Sven Dupper/Jan Streiff YCH and Flurina Schneider/Sarah Braun SCP share the lead. 10 teams participate.
The ranking lists.
Sunday, October 22, 2017   

Surprise, Grand Surprise - Top Voile Cup, Finals - CN Morges

Good conditions prevailed yesterday on Lake Geneva off Morges during the Surprise and Grand Surprise Season Final Regatta allowing intensive racing. First in the Surprise after 5 races is Emanuel Müller YCB 2 points ahead of Laurane Mettraux SNG and Daniel Rinolfi SNG. 27 teams participate.
The 11 Grand Surprise completed 5 races as well with Vincent Préveaux SNT on first one points ahead of Bernard Borter CVV 2nd and Christian Hasler SNG 3rd.
The ranking lists.
Sunday, October 22, 2017   

www.sailing-news.ch - Your Sailing TV Channel !

 www.sailing-news.ch - Your Sailing TV Channel ! Four different Livestream transmissions are on our website today ... a new record ! In Sydney and in Japan the regattas are already terminated but both events are still accessible on replays.
At 14h UTC (comment beginning 13.30), the start to the Volvo Ocean Race will be aired here. In the evening (10.30 PM UTC), the crucial races of the GC32 Extreme Sailing Series in San Diego will be livestream on
sailing-news.ch - the Sailracing TV channel nbr 1 !
 
News – Saturday, October 21, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017   

Update Noon : Olympic Worldcup 17/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Day 6

The Olympic Classes Worldcup event in Gamagori JPN continued this morning UTC with the Medal Races. Only three of the four planned heats could be completed but the unconstant light wind delayed the starts all over again.
No changes on the podium occurred after the three Medal Races of the 49ers, but Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR were about to loose against James Peters/Fynn Sterritt GBR who were finally caught by the anchor line of the committee boat on the finish line. Lukasz Przybytek/Pawel Kolodsinski POL had the 3rd place clearly under control.
In the 49ersFX, the Medal Races completely change the podium. The leading French Lili Sebesi/Albane Dubois FRA had major difficulties to make the best tactical decisions in the prevailing very light breeze, finished on the ranks 6, 7 and 9), and dropped on the 6th place overall ... with only 4 points on the winners. Victoria Travaschio/Maria Branz ARG finished first one point ahead of Tanja Frank/Lorena Abicht AUT 2nd and at equal points Sayoko Harada/Sera Nagamatsu JPN on 3rd.
In the RS:X women windsurfers, Hei Man Chan HKG moved up from 4th to first in front of Fujiko Onishi JPN 2nd and Xianting Huang CHN 3rd.
The Medal Race of the RS:X men windsurfers has been postponed on tomorrow. Pawel Tarnowski POL leads one point ahead of Mengfang Gao CHN and 3 points ahead of Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI and Makoto Tamizawa JPN.
All other classes sailed one or two races and have one or two more races scheduled for tomorrow. The Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS extended their lead in the 470 men on 15 points. Isozaki/Yakatanagi JPN and Luke Patience/Chris Grube GBR are now the first challengers. In the 470 women, Agniszka Przybytek/Irmina Mrozek POL extended their lead on the 2nd Ai Kondo/Miho Joshioka JPN to 9 points. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI lost lost one place and are now solid 3rd one point behind 2nd and 8 pts ahead of 4th.
In the Lasers Standard, Sam Meech NZL is the new leader 3 points ahead of the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP, ready to attack for victory. Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR on the 3rd place is 26 points behind. In the Lasers Radial, the leader Anne-Marie Rindom DEN sailed their worst result (rank 26) in the first race of the day and dropped on rank 3. New on top is now Vasileia Karachaliou GRE 7 points ahead of Emma Plaeschart BEL on 2nd.
One race in the Lasers Standard and two races in the Lasers Radial are on the program tomorrow, but the meteo announces the approach of a typhoon with wind speeds of over 200 kmh and big waves and their might be a premature end of the Worldcup event. Wait and see ...
All ranking lists and the worldcup website.
Saturday, October 21, 2017   

Noon Update: Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2017/18 - Gamagori JPN - Day 6

The Lasers sailed two races at the Gamagori JPN Worldcup event this morning UTC in light unconstant winds.
In the Lasers Standard, Sam Meech NZL is the new leader 3 points ahead of the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP, ready to attack for victory in the last race tomorrow. Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR on the 3rd place is 26 points behind.
In the Lasers Radial, the leader Anne-Marie Rindom DEN sailed their worst result (rank 26) in the first race of the day and dropped on rank 3. New on top is now Vasileia Karachaliou GRE 7 points ahead of Emma Plaeschart BEL on 2nd. Two races are left for tomorrow.
However, the meteo announces the approach of a typhoon with wind speeds of over 200 kmh and big waves and there might be a premature end of the Worldcup event. Wait and see ...
All ranking lists and the worldcup website.
Saturday, October 21, 2017   

Olympic Worldcup 17/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Medal Races now live

 Olympic Worldcup 17/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Medal Races now live In Gamagori JPN, the Medal Races are on the program today. The 49ers completed already two races and Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR are still in the lead ahead of Peters/Sterritt GBR 2 pts behind, the ones to fight for Gold and Silver in the last race. Przybytek/ Kolodsinki POL will endeavour to keep the 3rd place. The Medal Races can be followed live on top of our homepage.
All ranking lists. Racing will be concluded by noon and we shall post an update as soon as the results will be available.
Saturday, October 21, 2017   

Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Final results

The Dragon Goldcup was concluded yesterday with a last race. As it happens sometimes, the clearly leading Jewgenij Braslavets UKR/ITA and Hendrik Witzmann UAE/GER battling for Gold made the mistake to concentrate on controlling each other and ending down in the fleet, they were passed by Stefan Link/Frank Butzmann/Michael Lipp GER winning 2 points ahead of Pedro de Andrade POR/GER. Henrik Witzmann UAE/GER finished on 3rd.
The ranking list and the final report.
Saturday, October 21, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 7 - San Diego CA, USA - Day 2

A fresher breeze prevailed yesterday at the 7th Act of the Extreme Sailing Series in San Diego. Six spectacular races were held, treating the crowds to plenty of foiling action and hair-raising nosedives. A solid four bullets, a second and a third from the Danish 'SAP Extreme Sailing Team' with Adam Minoprio NZL steering saw it climb a spot to second. 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI remains by the smallest margin on top. 'Oman Air' withj Phil Robertson NZL moved up on rank 3. 'Land Rover BAR Academy' with Ben Ainslie GBR could not keep the speed of the experienced GC32 team and is down on rank 4.
The ranking list and the daily news.
 
News – Friday, October 20, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017   

Noon Update: Olympic Worldcup 2017/18 - Gamagori JPN - Day 5

The program at the Olympic Classes Worldcup in Japan continued today with two to three races per class.
Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL consolidated their 1st place in the 470 women with the day ranks 3 and 2. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI, (1 and 9 today) on rank 2 are 6 points behind. Ai Kondo Yoshida/Miho Yoshioka JPN one point back are new on 3rd. In the 470 men, Belcher/Ryan AUS are now solidly on top ahead of Snow-Hanson/Willcox NZL. Isozaki/Takayanagi JPN are down on 3rd.
In the 49ersFX, Lili Sebesi/Albane Dubois FRA are still in the lead followed by Sayoko Horada/Sera Nagamatsu JPN. In the 49ers, the favorites Fletcher/Bithell GBR have now a 4 points advantage on Przybytek/Kolodzinski POL new on 2nd.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, the situation on top is tight with Pawel Tarnowski POL as first one point ahead of Mengfan Gao CHN and 3 points ahead of Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI. In the RS:X women, Fuijiko Onishi JPN and Megumi Komine JPN share the first place. Hei Man H V Chan HKG follows one point behind as 3rd.
The Laser results follow below in a separate news text.
All ranking lists. The daily news will be posted on the event website during the day.
Friday, October 20, 2017   

Noon Update: Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2017/18 - Gamagori JPN - Day 5

Three races were held today to compensate for the unplanned lay day yesterday.
In spite of a downer (rank 14 = discard), the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP remained on top with the ranks 7 and 2 in the Lasers Standard. New on rank 2 is Sam Meech NZL starting the day with a blackflag disqualification but shining afterwards with two bullets. Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR is now on rank 2.
Leader change in the Lasers Radial where the previous leader Anne-Marie Rindom DEN (day ranks 9/4/26) dropped on the 6th place 13 points from the podium. Vasileia Karachaliou GRE moved up on first, 2 points ahead of Josefin Olsson SWE new on 2nd and Emma Plaschaert BEL remaining on 3rd.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Friday, October 20, 2017   

Olympic Worldcup 17/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Day 5

 Olympic Worldcup 17/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Day 5 After the unplanned lay day due to lack of wind yesterday, racing resumed this morning in Japan.
First to finish a race were the RS:X men windsurfers and despite of a 6th place, Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI defended the first place overall. Already two races have been completed by the RS:X women windsurfers and Hei Man Chan CHN has taken the overall lead one point ahead of Megumi Komine JPN on the 2nd place. The updated ranking lists will be published during the day.
The daily news.
Friday, October 20, 2017   

Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 5

 Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 5 The strong Eastwind of over 30 kn inhibited sailing in St-Tropez yesterday. First after the four races sailed so far is Jewgenij Braslavets UKR/ITA 6 points ahead of Henrik Witzmann GER/UAE. The Champions's title will be decided between the two today, as the 3rd-ranked Pieter Heerema NED is already 18 points behind. However, the meteo announced again fresh Easterly winds.
The ranking list, the event website and the video of the 3rd race.
Friday, October 20, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 7 - San Diego CA, USA - Day 1

 GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 7 - San Diego CA, USA - Day 1 Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series began in San Diego yesterday in light winds with 6 races. 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI dominated the day with two race wins and three second places. Only Ben Ainslie GBR and his 'BAR Academy' could more or less keep the pace of the leaders, but in the last race with dying winds, they did not make the finish line. 'SAP Extreme Sailing Team' - direct opponent of 'Alinghi' for the Annual Championship - follows on rank 3.
The results and the news.
Friday, October 20, 2017   

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All other details on the Seascape-Website. A trip to Brunnen is worthwhile !
 
News – Thursday, October 19, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017   

Olympic Worldcup 17/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Day 3

 Olympic Worldcup 17/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Day 3 We reported yesterday in our 10h Update (see below) about the Wednesday light wind races in Japan. For today, rain and fresh winds up to 20 kn have been announced. This morning UTC, there are no result updates available yet. Our 10h UTC update will keep you informed on today's races.
The weltcup website and the event website (without details).
Thursday, October 19, 2017   

Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 4

 Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 4 Race 4 of the Dragon Gold-Cup was sailed offshore St-Tropez Pamplonne Beach as the wind in the Bay was again too light.
With a non-discardable disqualification, the leading Anatoly Loginov RUS dropped on rank 10. Winner of the day and new leader is Yewgenij Braslavets UKR sailing under Italian flag. Hendrik Witzmann GER/UAE 6 points behind remains on rank 2. New on the 3rd place is Pieter Heerema NED.
The ranking list and event facebook page with pictures.
Thursday, October 19, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran, Flying Phantom - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 7 - San Diego CA, USA - Start today

 GC32-Catamaran, Flying Phantom - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 7 - San Diego CA, USA - Start today Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series begins today in San Diego CA, the inaugural GC32 catamaran regatta in the USA. In addition to the dominators of the season - 'Alinghi', 'SAP Racing Team', 'Oman Air' - two other teams must be considered co-favorites: With a wildcard, Morgan Larson USA, Series winner as helmsman of 'Alinghi' and 'Oman Air' in 2014 and 2015, will participate with all-American (Californian) team. The America's Cup helmsman Ben Ainslie GBR will be on 'BAR Academy', the development team of his 'BAR Racing'. Here the news.
The official preview.
 
News – Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   

Update 11h CET: Olympic Worldcup 2017/18 - Gamagori JPN - Day 2

Only light winds prevailed today Wednesday on the second day of the Olympic Classes Worldcup in Gamagori JPN, and not all planned races could be held.
The 470 women sailed only one race and Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL, finishing 2nd, are now the sole leaders. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI and Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA are on the ranks 2 and 3 one point behind each. In the 470 men, Isozaki/Takayanagi JPN have taken the lead 2 points ahead of the day's winners Capurro/Puppo ITA, as well as Belcher/Ryan AUS on the ranks 2 and 3.
In the 49ersFX, Lili Sebesi/Albane Dubois FRA defended their lead. New on rank 2 are Sayoko Horada/Sera Nagamatsu JPN. In the 49ers, the leaders are Fletcher/Bithell GBR 4 points ahead of Peters/Sterritt GBR.
No racing for the RS:X men windsurfers, where Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI leads after the two races of day 1. The RS:X women windsurfers completed at least one race and Megumi Komine JPN is now first overall ahead of Wai Yan Ngay HKG.
Laser results see separate news text.
All ranking lists. During the day, the event website will be updated with the latest news.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   

Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2017/18 - Gamagori JPN - Day 2

 Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2017/18 - Gamagori JPN - Day 2 The wind filled in late and racing started with some delay. However, the two planned races could be held in light winds.
Finishing 2 and 3, the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP took the overall lead in the Lasers Standard ahead of Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR and Tom Burton AUS.
Leader change in the Lasers Radial with Anne-Marie Rindom DEN now one point ahead of Vasileia Karachaliou GRE. Emma Plaschaert BEL follows on rank 3.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   

Olympic Worldcup 17/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Day 1

The first 2017/18 Olympic Classes Worldcup event began yesterday in Gamagori JPN with the full program sailed in light winds. Wednesday morning (Japan time), the wind was absent and the first races have just been concluded now. We shall be back around 10h UTC for today's results.
The Swiss had a perfect first day with Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI leading in the RS:X Men Windsurfers with two race wins, and Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI ranked 2nd in the 470 Women at equal points with the leading Skrzypulec/Mrozek POL.
The 470 women just finished their first race today with a 2nd place for the Polish women, keeping their first position overall. Fahrni/Siegenthaler SUI finished 5th and defended their 2nd place overall.
The resultat overview, the daily news and the event website.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   (Image © Elena Razina)

Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 3

 Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 3 The light winds persisted on the third day of the Dragon-Gold-Cup in St-Tropez. Only outside of the Bay, there was sufficient wind for just one shortened race.
Jörgen Schönherr DEN and his team finished first and moved up on rank 4 overall. Anatoly Loginov RUS remains on top with a 5 points' lead on Henrik Witzmann UAE. On the 3rd place followed Stefan Link GER. Some prominent professionals with their teams are down in the rankings, such as the America's Cup Coach Philipp Presti FRA on rank 31, the Olympic Champion Jochen Schümann GER on Thomas Müller's GER boat as 32nd or the Starboat World Champion Dominik Zycki POL on the boat of Dirk Oldenburg SUI on 55th.
The ranking list and the event facebook page.
 
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