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News – Monday, April 23, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Leg 8 - Day 1

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Leg 8 - Day 1 Yesterday, the start was given to the 5'700nm leg 8 of the Ocean Race from Itajai BRA to Newport RI, USA. The seven teams are sailing upwind direction East searching for fresher winds.
'Mapfre' with Xavi Fernandez ESP had taken the lead right after the start and was 0,1nm in front this morning UTC. 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA and 'Scallywag' with David Witt AUS were the first followers. The whole fleet is separated by one mile only.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the start.
Monday, April 23, 2018   

Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Final results

 Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Final results The 51st edition of the Congressional Cup in Long Beach CA was concluded yesterday with the Semi Finals and the Finals, as well as a fleetrace for the remaining participants.
The winners of the Semis Taylor Canfield ISV (3-0 vs Johnie Berntson SWE) and Dean Barker NZL (3-1 vs Sam Gilmour AUS) qualified for the Final, where Taylor Canfield ISV succeeded to defeat the dominator of the week Dean Barker NZL with a 3-1 score. Winner of the Petite Final for rank 3 was Gilmour AUS with 3-1 over Berntson SWE. The fleetrace of the non-finalists decided on the overall final rankings.
The final results.
Monday, April 23, 2018   

Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Marseille FRA - Final results

 Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Marseille FRA - Final results Light winds around 8kn again in Marseille yesterday and all three fleets sailed another race only without major changes on the podiums.
Farah Imbert SUI finished first in the Lasers 4.7 with two race wins ahead of Maxime Faure FRA and Joanne Gavin AUS. Two bullets also for Louise Cervera FRA in the Radials, ahead of Matisse Pacaud FRA on 2nd and Gauthier Verhulst SUI climbing on 3rd overall in the last race. Swiss victory in the Lasers Standard: Nicolas Rolaz SUI remained on top inspite of a premature start. On the ranks 2-4 followed at equal points the Hyères trio Arthur Guilloneau FRA, Xavier Labbe FRA and Arthur Barrué FRA.
All ranking lists and the photos.
Monday, April 23, 2018   (Image © Barracuda)

Melges 20 - World League Act 1 - Ischia ITA - Final results

 Melges 20 - World League Act 1 - Ischia ITA - Final results Light to moderate winds prevailed also on day two of the Melges 20 World League event in Ischia ITA, allowing to sail 3 races.
Filippo Pacinotti ITA (tactics Manu Weiller ESP) added two more bullets on his results sheet and confirmed his superiority. Vladimir Prosikhin RUS (Michele Ivaldi ITA) and Rob Wilbur GBR (Charlie McKee USA) complete the podium among the 30 teams from 5 nations.
The ranking list and the news.
Monday, April 23, 2018   

Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Mondial du vent - Leucate FRA - Final Day

 Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Mondial du vent - Leucate FRA - Final Day The competition remained a "Mondial without wind" on the final day as well and the Freestyle windsurfers an Big-Air kiters did their runs towed by Jet-Skis drivers to entertain the many spectators on the beach. The hot-summer weather and the many attractions in the Race Village made the Leucate event nevertheless a success.
The final report and the video of the day.
Monday, April 23, 2018   

Optimist - Annual Points' Championship - YC Spiez

 Optimist - Annual Points' Championship - YC Spiez The Lake Thoune thermal breeze did not fill in as usual over the past weekend, but the 130 Optimists on the entry list could at least complete three races at this second Round of the Annual Championship.
Maxime Thommen YCZ finished first ahead of Nicolas Comby CNP and Ludovico Cornaro CVLL. The best Girld Anja Von Allmen RCO finished on rank 7, the best U11 (group B) sailor was Ikke Huber RCO as 24th.
The ranking list.
Monday, April 23, 2018   

J/70 - Swiss Sailing Promotion League, Act 1 - Locarno - Final results

 J/70 - Swiss Sailing Promotion League, Act 1 - Locarno - Final results Round one of the newly launched Swiss Sailing Promotion League (3rd league) on Lago Maggiore was concluded yesterday with 4 more races. SC Tribschenhorn with Marc Kaufmann won 2 heats and remained on top overall 2 points ahead of the CV Estavayer with Christophe Peclard. The 3rd-ranked Buchillon YC with Frederik Hedlund was already 14 points back.
The ranking list and the event website.
Monday, April 23, 2018   (Image © Jürg Kaufmann)

blu 26 - Swiss Championship 2018 - YC Zug - Final results

 blu 26 - Swiss Championship 2018 - YC Zug - Final results The high-pressure system over Europe providing for a splendid summer day was not helpful for sailracing on the Swiss lakes in the Plaines. As on Friday, there were no valid starts at the Blu26 Championship on Lake Zoug yesterday, and with two races in total only, no Champion's title was awarded.
Winner of the event was Julian Franke GER and his team ahead of Michael Adamczyk YCZ 2nd and Christa Kuster SCStM 3rd. 14 teams participated. The rankings (PDF) and the report (PDF).
Monday, April 23, 2018   

Windsurfing - Foil, Formula & Slalom - Cremia ITA - Final results

 Windsurfing - Foil, Formula & Slalom - Cremia ITA - Final results Swiss Windsurfing held there Lake Como event over the past weekend in sub-optimal thermal wind conditions. Winners in the Formula rankings was Elia Colombo SUI ahead of Toni Wilhelm GER and in the women Karin Jaggi SUI. The Slalom Finals could not be sailed and the four winners of the qualifiers Matthias Moser SUI, Remo Diethelm SUI, Richard Stauffacher SUI snd Toni Willhelm GER share rank 1.
The news with links to the ranking lists.
 
News – Sunday, April 22, 2018
Sunday, April 22, 2018   (Image © Tom Walker)

Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 5

 Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 5 Yesterday, Round Robin 2 was concluded in California and the first Semi Finals were held.
Taylor Canfield ISV leads over Johnie Berntsson SWE 1-0, Dean Barker NZL won his first match against Sam Gilmour AUS. Among the eliminated is the multiple World Champion Ian Williams GBR.
The Round Robin results and the Semi Finals.
Sunday, April 22, 2018   

Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Marseille FRA - Day 1

 Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Marseille FRA - Day 1 Estival weather and light winds prevailed on the first day of Round 3 of the Laser Mediterranean Championship allowing to hold one race each for the Lasers 4.7 and Lasers Radial, while the Lasers Standard completed a second heat.
Farah Imbert SUI finished first in the Lasers 4.7 (42 participants) ahead of Matthis Poullain FRA and Maxime Faure FRA. In the Lasers Radial (73 participants) Louise Cervera FRA was first ahead of Matisse Pacaud FRA and Sofiane Karim FRA. The past Optimist World Champion Nicolas Rolaz SUI won both races in the Standards (20 participants). Arthur Barrué FRA and Xavier Labbe FRA followed on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists and the news.
Sunday, April 22, 2018   

Melges 20 - World League - Act 1 - Ischia ITA - Day 2

 Melges 20 - World League - Act 1 - Ischia ITA - Day 2 After the Melges 32 over the past weekend, it was the turn of the Melges 20 to open the Annual Championship with Act 1 in Ischia ITA. After a windless Friday, the first 3 races were sailed in good conditions.
Filippo Pancinotti ITA (tactics Manu Weiller ESP) has taken the lead with the ranks 1/2/3 ahead of Carlo Alberini ITA (Karlo Hmeljak SLO) and Vladimir Prosikhin RUS. 30 teams from 5 nations participate.
The ranking list and the news of the day.
Sunday, April 22, 2018   

Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Mondial du Vent - Leucate FRA - Day 5

 Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Mondial du Vent - Leucate FRA - Day 5 The widely extended anticyclone over Europe left Leucate FRA again without wind yesterday, and the forecast for today, final day of the event, is not encouraging either. Towing competitions for the Freestyle windsurfers and Big-Air kiters, as well as Stand-Up paddling races will again be the program for the still many spectator today.
The event website and the video of the day.
Sunday, April 22, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Mapfre wins In-Port race

'Mapfre' (Xabi Fernandez ESP) won the Itajaí In-Port Race yesterday after battling with team 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) for the lead on the first of three laps of the race course. After taking the lead on the first downwind leg in a moderate 10kn seabreeze, the Spanish team protected well the rest of the way, and extended the advantage in the In-Port Race Series over 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) who finished in third place.
VOR website.
Sunday, April 22, 2018   

Swiss Sailing Promotion League - Act 1 - Locarno SUI - Day 2

 Swiss Sailing Promotion League - Act 1 - Locarno SUI - Day 2 Finally, the typical Lago Maggiore thermal breeze filled in allowing to complete 7 flights - 14 races in total - at the inaugural Swiss Sailing Promotion League Act 1 in Locarno. The CV Estavayer (Christophe Péclard) had a convincing day winning 6 heats, but remains on rank 2 after a premature start disqualification. With 5 wins and two 2nd ranks, the SC Tribschenhorn (Marc Kaufmann) is on top. On 3rd at some distance is the Buchillon YC (Fredrik Hedlund).
The news and the ranking list.
Sunday, April 22, 2018   

Star, Finn - Lake Constance Championships - SV Bottighofen - Day 1

 Star, Finn - Lake Constance Championships - SV Bottighofen - Day 1 Very light winds prevailed on Lake Constance yesterday inspite of the hot summery weather and both classes completed three very short races each.
In the Starboats (PDF), Harald Böhler/Alexander Dietrich GER have taken the lead ahead of Jürg Ryffel/Beat Heinz YCR and Bernhard Seger/ ?. In the Finns (PDF), Christoph Christen YCB is first ahead of Josef Rochet FRA and Andreas Bollongino GER. 14 Starboats and 15 Finns participate.
The event website.
 
News – Saturday, April 21, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018   

420 - Coupe International Méditerrannéen d'Amitié CIMA - Martigues FRA - Final results

 420 - Coupe International Méditerrannéen d'Amitié CIMA - Martigues FRA - Final results The CIMA 2018 was concluded yesterday with two more races sailed in a moderate wind.
The all-female team Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA won both and climbed on top of the rankings ahead of Ian Garreta/Julien Bunel FRA on rank 2 at equal points. Only one point back followed Tom Marsan/Victor Herbert FRA 3.
The final ranking list and the event facebook page.
Saturday, April 21, 2018   (Image © Tom Walker)

Match Racing - Congressional Cup 2018 - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 3

 Match Racing - Congressional Cup 2018 - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 3 Round Robin 2 went on yesterday with only two flights left at the end of the day. However, the four Semi Finalists are known: Dean Barker NZL is on top with a smashing 15-1 score. Taylor Canfield ISV and Johnie Berntsson SWE follow with 11-5 w/l each, and Ian Williams GBR (10-6) completes the final four sailing for the winners Jacket today.
The results.
 
News – Friday, April 20, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018   

420 - Coupe Internationale Méditerranée d'Amitié CIMA - Martigues FRA - Day 5

 420 - Coupe Internationale Méditerranée d'Amitié CIMA - Martigues FRA - Day 5 The CIMA 420 Final Series sailed in Martigues FRA in Gold- and Silverfleets began yesterday for the first time during this event with a fresher breeze. The changed conditions provoked numerous modifications in the rankings.
Ian Garreta/Juien Bunel FRA are the new leaders 2 points head of Enzo Balanger/Gaultier Tallieu FRA and Tom Marsan/Victor Herbert FRA at equal points on rank 2. With only 3 points on rank 1, the Girls' team Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA on 4th are still contenders for the final win. Today is the last day in Martigues.
The ranking list and the event facebook page.
Friday, April 20, 2018   

Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 2

 Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 2 A solid seabreeze prevailed yesterday in Long Beach at the conclusion of Round Robin one and the frist two flights of Round Robin 2.
Dean Barker NZL was the outstanding winner of the first Round before he lost his first match in Round 2 ... and this against Eric Monnin SUI ! Already in Round on, the duel between the two was decided in a photo finish as the video reveals. Behind Barker NZL (10-1 w/l) follows new on rank 2 Sam Gilmour AUS (7-4). Johnie Berntsson SWE, Taylor Canfield ISV and Ian Williams GBR (all 6-5) are also well positiones for the Quarterfinal qualification. I
The results and the event website.
Friday, April 20, 2018   (Image © Ainhoa Sanchez)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - 'Scallywag' arrived in Itajai

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - 'Scallywag' arrived in Itajai Yesterday, three days before the start to leg 8 of the VOR over 7'500nm from Itajai to Newport RI, USA, 'Scallywag' arrived at the port of call in Brazil. After the tragic loss at sea of John Fisher GBR, David Witt AUS abandoned leg 8 and did a stopover at the closest harbour in Chile. The transfer to Brazil around Cape Horn was done by a substitute team. In the coming two days, yacht and equipment have to be examined, repaired or replaced to be in shape for the next leg, as the materilal stress during the crossing of the Southern Seas was tremendous.
The news and the video.
Friday, April 20, 2018   

Swiss Sailing Promotion League - YC Locarno - Start today

 Swiss Sailing Promotion League - YC Locarno - Start today The first Round of the Swiss Sailing Promotion League begins today on Lago Maggiore. This 'third League' has been launched this year due to the increasing number of Clubs interested in this Championship. New among the participants are well established clubs such as the CV Lago di Lugano, the SC Hallwil, the CV Estavayer or the Basler SC.
The preview with a list of participants.
 
News – Thursday, April 19, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018   

420, 470 - National Printemps/CIMA - Martigues FRA - Day 4

 420, 470 - National Printemps/CIMA - Martigues FRA - Day 4 The perfect sailing conditions stayed on yesterday at the 420/470 CIMA, where the 470 'National Printemps' ended to allow the teams qualified for the Hyères Worldcup event to move on to the Côte d'Azur to be ready next Sunday.
Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA were the clear winner after 10 races in the 470s with a 19 points' advantage on Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion FRA. On rank 3 followed Gelson Dzioubanov/Gustavo Thiensen BRA. Jennifer Poret/Camille Hautefaye FRA on rank 8 were the best women team.
The 420s continue the regatta today and tomorrow, split after 5 races sailed in a Gold- and Silverfleet. Solenza Mariani/Clara Olive FRA are 3 points ahead of Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA on 2nd before the final races. Tom Marson/Victor Herbert FRA advanced on rank 3.
The event website with all ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Thursday, April 19, 2018   

Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 1

 Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 1 Yesterday in Long Beach CA was day one of the 54th edition of the Congressional Cups with Round Robin 1, where 6 of the 9 flights were completed. Dean Barker NZL in his comeback was the outstanding dominator winning all six matches. With 4-2 wins followed Johnie Berntsson SWE, Taylor Canfield ISV and Sam Gilmour AUS on rank 2.
The results.
Thursday, April 19, 2018   

5o5 - Coupe des vrais bateaux - CV Haute Seine FRA - Final results

 5o5 - Coupe des vrais bateaux - CV Haute Seine FRA - Final results Over the past weekend, the 5o5s sailed a regatta on Lake d'Orient on the upper Seine river near Troyes FRA. The 24 teams from France, Belgium and Switzerland completed 4 races in light winds with Caroline and Philippe Jacot SUI as clear winners with 4 bullets ahead of Boite/Fountaine FRA and Martin/Coltier FRA.
The ranking list and the event website.
Thursday, April 19, 2018   

World Sailing - Midyear Meeting - London GBR - Olympic sailing in danger

 World Sailing - Midyear Meeting - London GBR - Olympic sailing in danger In early May, the World Sailing Midyear-Meeting will debate on the future of Olympic Sailing discussing the 10 events to be held as from the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris/Marseille. 65 submissions (follow Papers and Submissions) will be on the table and some of them suggest to replace half of the existing events ! Popular classes with considerable local and national fleets such as the Finn, 470s shall be eliminated and be replaced by events such as kiteboarding, two-person offshore racing or team racing.
An extensive report by sail-world.com critised the confusing process initiated by the federation. Read also two comments of the past-ISAF President Paul Henderson CAN 'world-sailing-has-it-wrong' and 'an important perspective' on this subject.
 
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