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News – Sunday, March 26, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma de Mallorca ESP

Tomorrow begins the 48th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia on Palma Bay / Mallorca ESP, the first encounter of the 2020 Olympic campaigners. As always after Olympic Games, a number teams have abandonded the Olympic circuit, newcomers show up or athletes change from one class to another, and in many cases, a new ranking order might emerge. The most famous migrator to a new class is Robert Scheidt BRA, 5-times Olympic medalist and multiple World Champion in the Laser and Starboat class, who will sail his second regatta in the 49er skiff class after Miami in January, not an easy task in a highclass 60 boats' fleet from 22 nations. The top Newzealanders and Australians, engaged in the America's Cup in a few weeks, will not be present, but considerable delegations from China, South America and Arab Countries bring new blood to the class.
To be noted that more and more athletes use individual media channels in addition to the official event website with information such as entry lists, results and general news. Individual websites, personal facebook pages and own youtube video channels have been launched by many.
Some classes have volunteered to test new regatta formats to make sailing more interesting for a larger public without hampering the fairness of the competition. The Finns, RS:X-Windsurfers, 470s and Skiffs have individual Sailing Instructions to be tested in view of the Worldcup Events and the Olympics. The the report, the official preview and the event website.
Sunday, March 26, 2017   (Image © Elena Giolai)

420 - Regata Nazionale - Riva del Garda ITA - Day 3

 420 - Regata Nazionale - Riva del Garda ITA - Day 3 With the sunny weather, the wind was defintitely back on Lake Garda. With a morning Northwind race and two heats in a 15 kn Ora breeze in the afternoon, the full program was complete.
In the Regata Nazionale (the Italian teams plus 10 international participants), Andrea Spagnolli/Kevin Rio ITA and Elena Picotti/Francesca Campri ITA are tied on top of the interim's rankings 3 points ahead of Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA.
The international Test Eventhas already ended without changes on the podium. Kike Lujan/...? ESP was the winner with 3 bullets ahead of Felix Kaiser/Samuel Störr GER and Florian Geissbühler/Livio Erni SUI.
The news with a link to the ranking lists.
Sunday, March 26, 2017   

M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Final results

 M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Final results Moderate shifty winds prevailed yesterday during the Semi Finals and Finals of the first World Match Racing Tour Round 2017 on the Swan River in Perth AUS. The reigning World Champion controlled the ambitious Western Australian competition. Phil Robertson NZL defeated Dave Gilmour AUS 3-1 in the Semis and the surprising Matt Jerwood AUS in the Final with smashing 3-0. In the Petite Final, Torvar Mirsky AUS had the upperhand on Gilmour AUS with 2-1.
The news with results.
Sunday, March 26, 2017   

Dragon - International Italian Dragon Cup - San Remo ITA - Day 3

 Dragon - International Italian Dragon Cup - San Remo ITA - Day 3 Two races were completed in a fresh Eastwind yesterday at the Itatian Dragon Championship. With the day ranks 1 and 2, Ingo Ehrlicher GER and his team took the overall lead ahead of Ewgenij Braslavets UKR/UAE and Jean Breger FRA.
The results and the event website.
 
News – Saturday, March 25, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017   (Image © Ian Roman)

M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Day 5

 M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Day 5 The Quarter Finals were held in a freshening seabreeze yesterday, and the local teams dominated again and qualified for today's Semi Finals. Dave Gilmour AUS eliminated the favorite Taylor Canfield ISV with 3-1, Matt Jerwood AUS defeated Chris Steele NZL after a close fight with 3-2 and Torvar Mirsky AUS had the upperhand on Yann Guichard FRA. The only non-Australian advancing to the Semis was the Matchrace World Champion Phil Robertson NZL with a 3-1 win over Steve Thomas AUS. Racing will start on Saturday morning at 6h UTC and can be followed on livestream on this website.
The results and the daily news.
Saturday, March 25, 2017   

420 - Regata Nazionale - Riva del Garda ITA - Day 2

 420 - Regata Nazionale - Riva del Garda ITA - Day 2 The weather forecast was wrong yesterday with an overcast grey sky instead of sun over Lake Garda, and the afternoon 'Ora' thermal breeze was again absent. The slackening Northwind in the morning allowed just for one shortened race. The big fleet was split in two groups, and in addition, a third group has been formed for international participants, as the 'Regata Nazionale' Championship according to the Italian 420 Class is open for only 10 non-Italian teams.
The day winners in their groups Niccolo Tognoni/Riccardo Zancan ITA and Demi Rio/Matteo Basson ITA are on top of the Regata Nazionale ranking list.
Winner of the international test event was Kike Lujan/ ? ESP ahead of Felix Kaiser/Samuel Störr GER on 2nd and Florian Geissbühler/Livi Erni SUI on 3rd.
The daily report (in Italian.).
Saturday, March 25, 2017   

Dragon - International Italian Dragon Cup - San Remo ITA - Day 2

One race was sailed in San Remo yesterday after the windless opening day. Steering the Turkish Provezza team Dragon, the winner of the day Andy Beadsworth GBR is on top of the overall rankings ahead of Pedro Andrade POR/GER and Yewgenij Braslavets UKR/UAE (tactics Diego Negri ITA).
The results and the event website.
 
News – Friday, March 24, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017   

M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Day 4

 M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Day 4 Yesterday, the Round of 16 were concluded and the local public could applaud the Quarter Final qualifications of David Gilmour AUS, Torvar Mirsky AUS, Matt Jerwood AUS and Steve Thomas AUS. Phil Robertson NZL and Chris Steele NZL complemented the strong downunder representation. From the Northern Hemisphere, only Taylor Canfield ISV and Yann Guichard FRA made the next round.
This morning, the Quarter Finals are underway, beginning with a surprise as David Gilmore AUS eliminated Taylor Canfield ISV with 3-1.Right now, the second duel between Phil Robertson NZL and Steve Thomas AUS sees the Kiwi in the lead with 2-1.
The results and the daily news.
Friday, March 24, 2017   (Image © Monika Meier)

420 - Regata Nazionale - Riva del Garda ITA - Day 1

 420 - Regata Nazionale - Riva del Garda ITA - Day 1 Yesterday, the 420 Regata Nazionale began on Lake Garda with 150 teams from 9 nations. For once, the Garda wind machine was out of work, and the very light slackening Southwind allowed for on an upwind leg before the race was abandoned. For today, sunny weather has been forecast and the 'Ora' breeze should fill in by early afternoon.
The news.
Friday, March 24, 2017   (Image © James Robinso Taylor)

Dragon - International Italian Dragon Cup - San Remo ITA - Day 1

 Dragon - International Italian Dragon Cup - San Remo ITA - Day 1 The international Dragon Cup in San Remo, announced as Italian Championship, began yesterday with 31 teams from 11 nations, among them the favorites Jewgenij Braslavets UKR/UAE, Werner Fritz GER/RUS, Mikhail Senatorov RUS or Gavia Wilkinson-Cox GBR. Apparently, there was no racing yesterday, as the event website contains neither results nor news.
 
News – Thursday, March 23, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017   (Image © Ian Roman)

M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Day 3

 M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Day 3 5 of the 8 Super-16 finals have been completed up to now. The biggest surprise was the 0-3 defeat of the six-times World Champion Ian Wiliams GBR against Matt Jerwood AUS. The other clear 3-0 winners were Taylor Canfield ISV (vs Pieter Jan Postma NED) and Yann Guichard FRA (3-0 vs Sam Gilmour AUS). Chris Steele NZL had a hard fight - 3 to 2 - with Jonas Warrer DEN. The Aussie duel between David Gilmour AUS and Evan Walker AUS went in favor of Gilmour 3-1.
The daily news and the results. The last three round-of-16 finals can be followed over livestream this morning UTC.
 
News – Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017   

M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Day 2

 M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Day 2 Racing is underway in Perth this morning, and two heats of the Round of 16 are already decided. Taylor Canfield ISV defeated Pieter-Jan Postma NED 3-0, Chris Steele NZL turned 2-0 backlog into a 3-2 victory against Jonas Warrer DEN. The Repechage of the backmarkers of each group was completed before with Postma NED eliminating Sally Barkow USA and George Anyon NZL.
The competition can be followed over a live feed. Beginning at 6 a.m. UTC, the livestream window on this website will be open. The fresh breeze reigning promises spectacular racing and capsizes are probably not excluded.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Records, records ....

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Records, records .... The 2016/17 Vendée Globe not only provided records on the water, but also ashore. Yesterday, the organisers presented media data and Race Village visitor statistics. The TV coverage of 1236 hours on 97 Channels in 190 countries is twice the volume of the last edition. 71 mio video sessions were called on the official website. The Facebook page had 236'000 followers. And last but not least, the Race Village was visited by 2,25 mio spectators.
The report.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017   (Image © Ainhoa Sanchez)

Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18 - 'Vestas' the 4th team to participate

 Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18 - 'Vestas' the 4th team to participate After 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA), 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP) and 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED), the Danish 'Vestas' team confirmed the participation in this year's Volvo Ocean Race. The Volvo65 will be co-skippered by Charlie Enright USA and Mark Towill USA, the young Americans, who lead the Turk-USA team 'Alvimedica' in the last Volvo Race. The 'Vestas' Volvo65 was grounded on the Indian Ocean during the 2nd leg of the last Volvo Race, but was refitted for the final leg.
The report.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017   

'World Sailing' Offshore Safety Training - Sailing School Nessi - Brunnen

 'World Sailing' Offshore Safety Training - Sailing School Nessi - Brunnen The 'World Sailing Approved Offshore Personal Survival Training Course', a two-days course open for all sailors wishing to be able to handle an inflatable life raft and follow an comprehensive practical and theoretical training concerning safety onboard. Andreas Hanakamp AUT (Volvo Ocean Racer Skipper) ia directing this course, approved by World Sailing (former ISAF), the International Sailing Federation. Participation in this course will be confirmed with an official World Sailing Certificat. The acquired knowhow is not only crucial offshore, but in all sailing in challenging conditions.
The details.
 
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