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News – Thursday, June 22, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017   (Image © Ricardo Pinto)

AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER - Final results

 AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER - Final results The wind was somewhat fresher on the second and crucial day of the Youth America's Cup allowing for the first time to fly the AC45s. 'New Zealand Sailing Team' was unbeatable in these conditions and won all three heats. Thanks to the big advantage from day one, 'BAR Academy' with Robert Bounce GBR stayed on rank one overall by a small margin, leaving the Silver Medal to the New Zealanders. The Swiss 'Team Tilt' had a solid day moving them on the podium to grasp Bronze.
The official news with final results.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 1

 Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 1 The winds remained moderate on the first day of the Olympic Classes Kiel Week. All Olympic events except the RS:X Windsurfers are held.
In the 49ers, Josh Porebski/Trent Rippey NZL took the interim's lead with two race wins. Robert Scheidt/Gabriel Borges BRA follow on rank 2. The German Olympic medalists Heil/Plössel GER are on the 3rd place. In the 49ersFX, Victoria Jurczok/Anika Lorenz GER are on rank 1 ahead of the favorites Annemiek Bekkering/Marieke Jongens NED.
In the 470 men, Bargehr/Mähr AUT and the Olympic Silver medalists Belcher/Ryan AUS share the first place. Frederike Loewe/Anna Markfort GER are on top of the 470 women with the day ranks 1 and 3. The Olympians Carrie Smith/Jaime Ryan AUS follow 6 points behind.
Last year's winner Deniss Karpak EST has already taken the lead in the Finns with Nenad Bugarin CRO 2nd at equal points with the first. The Nacra-17-catamarans in the process of changing to a foiling version have mostly development teams at the start. Thomas Zajac/Barbara Matz AUT are on top with two race wins.
Results and information on the Laser Classes are presented in the news text below.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 1

 Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 1 Light winds prevailed on the first day of the Olympic Classes Kiel Week and both Laser fleets completed two races each.
Vasileia Karachaliou GRE won both races in the Lasers Radial and are first interim's ahead of Svenja Weger GER and Erika Reineke USA 4 points behind on the ranks 2 and 3.
Italian Laser sailors are on top of the 129 boats' Laser Standard fleet with Marco Benini ITA and Francesco Marrai ITA. At equal points on rank 3 follow Enrique Arathoon ESA (El Salvador), Sergei Komissarov RUS and Valeriy Kudryashov UKR.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 1

 2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 1 The Disabled-Sailing Classes World Championship (on 2.4mIJ and Hansa 303) began yesterday with two races. Since disabled sailing has been eliminated from the Paralympics 2020, World Sailing is making big efforts to promote the sport on all continents to regain homologation.
In the former Paralympic 2.4m Class, Daniel Bina CZE has taken the lead. Heiko Kröger GER and Damien Séguin FRA follow on the ranks 2 and 3. 43 boats from 26 nations participate.
In the Hansa 303 women, Magali Moraines FRA is first, in the Hands 303 men, Christpher Symonds AUS is on top.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 3

 Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 3 A fresh wind filled in during the crossing of the English Channel after the very light winds during the first hours of leg 4. The fleet made good progress and is sailing East along the English South Coast after having rounded the Wolf Rock on the most Southwestern point of England. Alexis Loison FRA was new on rank 1 this morning 0,5 nm ahead of Charlie Dalin FRA on rank 2. Thierry Chabagny FRA advanced on rank 3. Justine Mettraux SUI (Magenta Project) was up on rank 9 only 2 nm behind the leader.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

International Classes, 2.4 mIJ - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results

 International Classes, 2.4 mIJ - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results The International Classes concluded the 2017 Kiel Week yesterday with more light-wind races. We reported during the past days.
Here in addition the results of the 2.4m IJ yachts with Heiko Kröger GER as clear winner 13 points ahead of Dee Smith USA. Daniel Bina CZE was 3rd. 28 boats from 13 nations and 3 continents participated in this tune-up race to the World Championship at the same venue.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 4

 Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 4 Early this morning, the first Protos have crossed the finish line off Douarnenez FRA. Ian Lipinski POL, together with David Raison FRA was once more the superior winner almost 5 hours ahead of Romain Bolzinger/Julien Bourgeois FRA 2. With an impressive finish, Jörg Riechers/Robert Stanjek GER advanced on rank 3 removing Simon Koster SUI/Axel Trehin FRA from the podium by 6 minutes. Until Press Deadline (6h UTC) 5 Protos had reached Douarnenez. The final outcome in the Series Minis will be very close. 15 nm before the arrival, Le Draoulec/Clarice Cremer FRA had a one mile lead on Thomas Dolan IRL/François Jambou FRA and auf Tanguy Bouroullec/William Blosse FRA.
The race tracker and the reports.
 
News – Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017   

AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER - Day 1

 AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER - Day 1 No flying day on the first Final day of the Youth America's Cup, but nevertheless, the three races have been completed. With the day ranks 2/2/1, 'BAR Academy' with Robert Pounce GBR had a smashing start leading with a solid 7 points advantage on 'Team Tilt' with Sébastien Schneiter SUI and 'Team France' with Robin Follin FRA at equal points. Today is the second and last day of the Youth America's Cup with another three races on the program.
The official news with the results.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017   

International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results

 International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results The International Classes concluded the 2017 Kiel Week yesterday with more light-wind races. As from today, the Olympic Classes will be underway with top sailors such as Robert Scheidt BRA (49er) or Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS (470).
On the final day, a leader change happened in the 29er Eurocup rankings: Benjamin Jaffrezic/Léo Chauvel FRA replaced Théo Revil/Gautier Guevel FRA on top. Aristide Giroud/Noah Chauvin FRA made the all-French podium in the 93 teams'/13 nations' fleet complete.
Winner in the Lasers 4.7 was Tobias Birkeland NOR with Johan Schubert DEN and Julia Rogalska POL on the ranks 2 and 3.
No change in the 5o5er rankings. Jörgen and Jacob Bojsen-Möller DEN were the clear winners ahead of Boite/Fountaine FRA and Hunger/Kleiner GER.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 2

 Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 2 Lulls all-over on the Atlantic Ocean yesterday again and the 43 Solo-Skippers progressed very slowly only in the 3-8 kn wind and the tide current. This morning, the closely packed fleet was about to cross the Channel to the most Southwestern point of England and back to Dieppe FRA.
Charlie Dalin FRA had a 0,5 nm lead on Sébastien Simon FRA this morning. Another 0,3 nm behind is Adrien Hardy FRA on rank 3. The first woman Justine Mettraux SUI (Magenta Project) is up on rank 12 with a deficit of only 1,4 nm on the leader.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 3

 Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 3 The large fleet of the Mini-Fastnet-Race is on the way back to France. In the Protos, Ian Lipinski POL/David Raison FRA have extended their lead on 20 nm. New on rank 2 are now Simon Koster SUI/Axel Tréhin FRA. In the Series-Minis, the leading group is sailing closely together: Erwan Le Draoulec/Clarice Cremer FRA have defended their first position 2 nm ahead of Thomas Dolan IRL/François Chabou FRA.
The race tracker and the news.
 
News – Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 3

 International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 3 Moderate winds prevailed again yesterday on the Kiel Bay, but nevertheless, most classes completed the full daily program.
The Lasers 4.7 sailded their first three Final regattas split in a Gold- and Silverfleet. Tobias Birkeland NOR is the new leader ahead of Johan Schubert DEN. Félix Baudet SUI did not start to the second race and dropped on the 3rd place overall, but with the ranks 1 and 4, he confirmed that he is still a valid contender for the title.
In the 5o5s, the FD Olympic Medalists 1988/1992, Jörgen and Jacob Bojsen-Möller DEN, are on the way to their first 5o5 Kiel Week victory, this in addition to their 14 (!) Flying Dutchman wins. Boite/Fountaine FRA are already 14 points back. .
In the 29er-Euro-Cup, Théo Revil/Gautier Guevel FRA extended their advantage on 14 points. Rok Verderber/Klemen Semelbauer SLO remain the first challengers.
Today is the final day for the International Classes. Tomorrow, the Olympic and the disabled-sailing classes (2.4m and Hanse 303) will begins with their races.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER - Start today

 AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER -  Start today After the first four Rounds of the America's Cup Challenge, it is the Youths' turn (U24) today and tomorrow. The eight Youths' teams qualified for the Final will sail six fleetraces to determine the Youth America's Cup winner. Four years ago in San Franisco, Peter Burling NZL grasped the Youths' title and today, he is the helmsman of the4 NZL America's-Cup-Cat.
The 'Youth Team New Zealand' and ths Swedish 'Artemis Youth Team' are the favorites based on the performance in the Qualifiers. Will again prevail the same light-wind conditions that barely allowed the AC45F multihull to fly ? Changed conditions could well influence the overall rankings.
The official preview.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

America's Cup - J-Class Regatta - Hamilton BER - Day 1

 America's Cup - J-Class Regatta - Hamilton BER - Day 1 For many are the J-Class Yachts the most beautiful sailboats ever. During the 2017 America's Cup Challenge, 7 teams started yesterday to their regatta. Never in th 87-year history of these former America's Cup Class, such a big fleet was sailing together.
Three different team finished on the first race rank in yesterday's races. 'Hanuman' with Ken Read USA and 'Ranger' with Brad Butterworth NZL share the lead at equal points followed one point behind by 'Velsheda' folgt on rank 3.
The news and the presentation video. Three more races are on the program today.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 1

 Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 1 Yesterday was the start to the final leg of the 2017 Bénéteau Solitaire off Concarneau FRA. Very light winds and a strong counter current slowed down the fleet considerably. This morning, the leader Alexis Loison FRA was only 0,1 nm ahead of Anthony Marchand FRA and Charlie Dalin FRA sailing neck-and-neck on rank 2. With only one nm backlog, The best-ranked woman Justine Mettraux SUI was on rank 13.
The uf Rang 13. Der race tracker, the video of the start and the daily news.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 2

 Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 2 This morning at Press Deadline, the first Minis just rounded the Fastnet-Rock. Ian Lipinski POL/David Raison FRA lead with an 11 nm advantage on Romain Bolzinger/Julien Bourgeois FRA. Another 2 nm behind were Simon Koster SUI/Axel Trehin FRA on the 3rd place. In the Series-Minis, Erwan Le Draoulec/Clarice Cremer FRA were in the lead.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

A-Cat, Dart 18 - Cat-Weekend - RV Brunnen

 A-Cat, Dart 18 - Cat-Weekend - RV Brunnen The two catamaran classes sailed 6 races each over the past weekend in a well-estblished thermal breeze on Lake Uri. With nothing but ranks 1 and 2, Daniel Caviezel YCAs was the clear winner in the A-Cats ahead of Charles Bueche BT and Bruno Biedermann RVT. In the Darts, the outcome was close with Susann Hefti/ ? SCOW winning one point ahead of Michiel Fehr/ ? SKM.
All results.
 
News – Monday, June 19, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017   

AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 2

 AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 2 On day two of the America's Cup Challenge, 'Team New Zealand' with Peter Burling NZL recorded two more back-to-back victories over the Cup Defenders, putting themselves 3-0 up in the first-to-seven series that will determine the winner of the 35th America’s. The superior boat speed made the difference again yesterday. Four more days with two races per day are on the program, starting June 24. Will the Americans be able to compensate for the speed deficit during the coming 5 days ?
The news with videos and results as well as the short comment of Paul Cayard USA .
Monday, June 19, 2017   

International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2

 International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2 Sun and moderate winds again on day 2 of the International Classes' Kiel Week 2017, and the full program could be sailed.
Defending rank 1 in the Lasers 4,7 was Félix Baudet SUI, winning 4 of the 6 races in his Group. He shares the lead with the tied Julian Hoffmann GER, Johann Schubert DEN and Tobias Birkeland NOR. As from today, racing will continue split in a Gold- and Silverfleet.
In the 29er Europacup, Théo Revil/Gautier Guevel FRA have taken the lead 8 points ahead of Rok Verderber/Klemen Semelbauer SLO on rank 2.
In the 5o5s, Bojsen-Möller/Bojsen Möller DEN won again two heats and are now the clear overall leaders. 11 points ahead of Hunger/Kleiner GER. Hunger's 22nd Kiel Week victory is now far away.
More results and the daily news.
Monday, June 19, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Start today

 Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Start today Today at 13h UTC, the start to the 4th and last leg of the Bénéteau Solitaire will be given in Concarneau FRA, a race over 505 nm around the Wolf Rock off the most Southwestern point of England and back over the Channel to Dieppe FRA. Leader after three legs is Nicolas Lunven FRA 25 min ahead of Adrien Hardy FRA. The first woman Justine Mettraux SUI (Magenta Project) on 'TeamWork' is on the excellent 8th place among the 43 participants.
The ranking list and the preview. The race can be followed via GPS tracking.
Monday, June 19, 2017   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series - Act 3 - Marstrand SWE - Final results

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series - Act 3 - Marstrand SWE - Final results The Melges 24 held Round 3 of their European Sailing Series in Marstrand SWE over the past weekend. With a row of top-5 ranks in the 9 races completed, Corinthian team of Giacomo Fosatti ITA den was the winner 15 points ahead of Miles Quinton GBR. On rank 3 followed Bill Hardesty USA, the first professional sailor. 30 teams from 7 nations participated.
The results and the news.
Monday, June 19, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 1

 Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 1 Yesterday, the start to the Mini-Fastnet-Race was given in Douarnenez FRA. This morning, the fleet had already crossed the Channel and passed the most Southwestern point of England at press deadline this morning, heading for the Fastnet Rock. In th Protos, the favorite Ian Lipinski POL sailing together with Stéphane Diraison FRA has already an advantage of 8 nm on the rest of the fleet. Charlie Fernbach/Benît Hantzperg FRA were leading in the Series Minis.
The race tracker and the event website.
Monday, June 19, 2017   

Optimist, 420, Laser 4.7 & Radial - Championnat des 3 Lacs - CV Neuchâtel

 Optimist, 420, Laser 4.7 & Radial - Championnat des 3 Lacs - CV Neuchâtel The Youth sailors from the Swiss Sailing Lake Jura Region enjoyed perfect Northeast wind sailing conditions over the past weekend and completed 8 races per class.
In the Optimists, Lars Dittel BT finished first ahead of Noë Aebi CVN and Lynn Niederhauser CVE. 25 Optimist sailors participated. Niederhauser/Chassot BT won the 'Match Race' of the only two 420s.
Alle ranking lists .
Monday, June 19, 2017   

Corsaire, Pirat - Regatta-Weekend I - SC Sihlsee

 Corsaire, Pirat - Regatta-Weekend I - SC Sihlsee Good sailing conditions prevailed over the past weekend on Lake Sihl and both classes could complete 8 races each.
Winning 6 races, Rolf and Liliane Uhlmann SCSee were the clear winners in the Corsaires (6 teams) ahead of Hermman Maurer/Hans-Peter Zogg SCH. With 5 race wins, Barbara und Eliane Widmer YCB finished on top of the Pirates (16 teams). Tim Vögtlin/Valerie Steiner SCP followed on rank 2.
The event website.
 
News – Sunday, June 18, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017   

AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 1

 AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 1 The 35th America's Cup Challenge began yesterday on the Bermuda Great Sound in shifty light winds (8-10 kn) just enough to foil. Two races were on the program with the Cup Defender 'Oracle' with Jimmy Spithill AUS one point up thanks to the bonus as Qualification Series winner.
But it was not 'Oracle's' day. A penalty for crossing the line early and a clearly slower cat during race 1 made up for a clear win for 'Team NZL' of Peter Burling NZL. Even worse was race 2, as 'Oracle' starting on the favored position, could not avoid, that the New Zealanders were first at mark 1 and extended their lead with with the faster boat and perfect handling to over 600 m. But on leg 5, the tactian Tom Slingsby AUS of 'Oracle' almost reduced the 1:35 min backlog with a genious split and sailing the shifts perfectly. But a completely failed gibe got the Americans fall from the foils and 'Team NZL' flew away concluding the race with a 1:28 min advantage, ending the day one point up on 'Oracle'.
Somewhat fresher winds have been announced for the two races today. Will 'Oracle' be able to find a solution to keep the Kiwis back ?
The news with results and the video interviews, as well as the comment of Paul Cayard USA.
Sunday, June 18, 2017   

International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 1

 International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 1 The Kiel Week 2017 began yesterday for the International Classes in sun and good wind conditions, allowing to complete the full program with 3 to 4 races by Class.
For the 29ers, the event is part of the Europacup, and after 4 heats, Mikolaj Staniul/Kajetan Jablonski POL are first 3 points ahead of Theo Revil/Gautier Guevel FRA.
Swiss is the lead in the Lasers 4.7 with Félix Baudet SUI at equal points with Julian Hoffmann GER.
In the 5o5s, the eternal duel between the well-known Kiel-Week winners goes on. First after three races are Böjsen-Möller/Böjsen-Möller DEN 3 points ahead of Hunger/Kleiner GER tied with Boite/Fountaine FRA.
All ranking lists and the daily report.
Sunday, June 18, 2017   

Dragon - World Championship 2017 - Cascais POR - Final results

 Dragon - World Championship 2017 - Cascais POR - Final results The seabreeze was somewhat lighter (around 12 kn) on the last day of the Dragon World Championship with three teams at the start with chances for the title. Andy Beadsworth GBR steering the Turkish 'Provezza' team defended the overall lead ahead of Anatoly Loginov RUS and Lawrie Smith GBR taking Silver and Bronze.
The final ranking list and the news.
Sunday, June 18, 2017   

Classes ACVL - 79. Bol d'Or - SN Genève - Victory for 'Alinghi'

 Classes ACVL - 79. Bol d'Or - SN Genève - Victory for 'Alinghi' The fresh North-East wind made the 2017 Bol d'Or fast yesterday. 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SNG steering missed the record by a few minutes only. With the 'Ladycat' of Dona Bertarelli SNG as 2nd followed another D35 catamaran on top of the rankings. The friendly attack of the GC32 foiling catamaran 'Realstone' with Jerôme Clerc failed in the lighter winds on the upper Lake Leman. However, the ultra-fast down-wind ride on the way back to Geneva allowed Clerc to climb on the podium as 3rd. Jean Psarofaghis SNG on the Psaros40 'Sytz & Co' finished first in the monohulls after a tight duel with the Hungarian Libera 'Raffica', decided shortly before the finish line when two Hungarian crews fell from the wires and the MOB manoeuvre pulled them back considerably.
The ranking list and the news.
Sunday, June 18, 2017   (Image © Juerg Kaufmann)

Rund-Um Bodensee - Lindau GER - Final results

 Rund-Um Bodensee - Lindau GER - Final results Best Northeast wind conditions prevailed also on Lake Constance during the traditional 'Round-the-Lake' Regatta. The line honors after 6 hrs 22 min went to Fritz Trippolt AUT on a D35-catamaran, followed 11 min later by Ralph Schatz GER on a M2-Cat. The 'Holy Smoke' cat of Albert Schiess SUI finished 3rd.
The ranking list and the news.
 
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