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News – Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Final results - Gold for Pavlos Kontides CYP

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Final results - Gold for Pavlos Kontides CYP Yesterday, the second thunderstorm of the week at the Laser World Championships passing over Split CRO held the fleet on shore, destroying the gradient wind. The following light and unstable Eastwind did not allow to start racing on the final day of the event.
Pavlos Kontides CYP is therefore the new Laser World Champion. In 2012, Kontides was the first Cypriot athlete to win a an Olympic Medal. He has been training with the most successful Croate team for years and capitalized now on the experiences gained on the 'local' waters. The Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS earned Silver with 15 points' backlog. Only one point behind followed Matthew Wearn AUS on the 3rd place. Philipp Buhl GER on 4th missed a medal by 6 pts. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA, leader during the whole week, finished down on the 7th position.
The report and the event website with videos.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2

 Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2 Moderate winds prevailed on Tuesday, second day at the RS:X Windsurfer World Championship in Japan. The women sailed three, the men two races.
Louis Giard FRA remained on top of the RS:X men with the ranks 2 and 5. With the worst result discarded and the ranks 1 and 2 in his group, Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI advanced on rank 2 overall, Pawel Tarnowski POL remains on rank 3.
In the RS:X women, the Chinese women Peina Chen CHN leads with a 1,3 pts advantage on on Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL. Yunxiu Lu CHN and Jiahui Wu CHN follow on the ranks 3 and 4.
The daily news and the video of the day.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   

6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 3

 6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 3 A lack of wind cancelled racing yesterday at the 2017 Six Metre World Championships in Vancouver CAN. After 4 of 8 races scheduled, Phillippe Durr SUI leads the Open Division by 3 pts over Andy Beadsworth GBR, while HM Don Juan Carlos de Borbón (ESP) leads the Classic Division by 4 pts ahead of Peter Hofmann USA.
The results and the event website.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   

TP52 - Super Series 2017, Act 6 - Menorca ESP - Day 1

 TP52 - Super Series 2017, Act 6 - Menorca ESP - Day 1 A complicated, challenging weather situation allowed just one race being sailed on the opening day of the Menorca TP52 Super Series Sailing Week, the crucial final event of the annual championship. The circuit leader 'Azzurra' (Roemers family ARG/ITA) finished first ahead of 'Gladiator' and 'Sled'. and sees them open their overall margin to 8 pts on 'Platoon' (Harm Müller-Spreer GER) and 10 pts on 'Quantum Racing' (Doug DeVos USA).
The daily news with results, videos and a full race replay.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   

Optimist, 420, Laser Radial & 4.7 - Regio-Cup - SC Cham

 Optimist, 420, Laser Radial & 4.7 - Regio-Cup - SC Cham In Cham, another Round of the Central-Switzerland Regio-Cups has been sailed. Winner after 3 races was Maxim Dneprov SCC in the Optimists 4 points ahead of Philipp Roth SCC. Damian Berther SCC finished 3rd among the 32 participants. En Laser Radial, Remo Steinmann SCH was ahead of Mauricio Saldarriaga YCSe. In the 420 et les Lasers 4.7 seulement 2 bateaux par classe étaient présents. Tous les classements.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   

Segelschule Nessi - Date of the next safety training, October 21/22

 Segelschule Nessi - Date of the next safety training, October 21/22 Safety for you and your crew ... the most important issue in sailing, be it while cruising or in regattas !
The two-days' safety training offered by the Sailing School Nessi, the "World Sailing Approved Offshore Personal Survival Training Course", known as "ISAF Training", is open for all sailors, wanting to learn or improve the handling of alll kind of safety equipment including liferafts in theories and practical exercises.
Please find here more details and the inscription form.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   (Image © D.Schmid)

Optimist, 420, Laser Radial & 4.7 - Opti-Cup - YC Bielersee

 Optimist, 420, Laser Radial & 4.7 - Opti-Cup - YC Bielersee The Youth Classes sailed 5 respectively the Optimists 4 races on Lake Bienne over the past weekend. Stach Vleeshouwers RCO finished on top of the Optimists closely followed by Simon Mille CVE. Mathea Chassot BT was on rank 3, aqt the same time the best girl among the 46 participants. En Laser Radial, Chloë Fischer CVN a gagné toutes les 5 manches. En 420 et Laser 4.7, seulement un bateau par classe était présent.
Tous les classements.
 
News – Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 5

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 5 The sailing conditions on the second day of the Laser Standard Worlds' Final Series were quite different with a 14-16 kn wind and big waves. The Goldfleet completed three, the Silver- and Bronzefleet two races.
After his dive from rank 1 on rank 7 the day before yesterday, Pavlos Kontides CYP came back strongly with the ranks 1/2/5 and reclaimed the first place overall 15 (!) points ahead of the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS. Another points behind is Matthew Wearn AUS on rank 3. Philipp Buhl GER on rank 4 has still an option on a medal.
The Goldfleet results, the daily news and the event website.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1

The RS:X Windsurfer World Championship 2017 began on the 2020 Olympic waters yesterday with two races per class. The overnight storm left the sea quite rough, but with 10-12 kn, the wind was down to moderate.
In the RS:X men, the interim's leader is Louis Giard FRA winning two races of his group. Makoto Tomizawa JPN follows 5 pts behind on rank 2. Only another point back are Pavel Tarnowski POL, Byron Kokkalanis GRE and Shahar Zubari ISR at equal points on the ranks 3 - 5.
In the RS:X women, Peina Chen CHN won both races and leads overall 2 pts ahead of Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL. Hongmai Shi CHN and Jiahui Wu CHN are at equal points on rank 3.
The daily news and the video of the day.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   

6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 2

 6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 2 Both fleets completed two races each on the second day of the 6 mR Worlds in Canada. Philipp Dürr SUI took the sole lead in the Moderns with two second race ranks. New on 2nd overall 3 pts behind is Andy Beadsworth GBR. Brian Mumford CAN is now 3rd. Twice on the 3rd place,
HM Don Juan Carlos de Borbón is now first in the Classic Division, 4 pts ahead of Peter Hofmann USA
The results and the event website.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   

5o5 - Class Championship 2017 - WSC Obwalden - Final results

 5o5 - Class Championship 2017 - WSC Obwalden - Final results Over the past weekend, the 5o5 Class Championship was held on Lake Alpnach with 9 races in challenging variable thermal breeze conditions. Winning 4 heats, Cédric Barth/Laurent Grop CNB finished on top 4 pts ahead of the tied Caroline + Philippe Jacot CNB and Florian Stauffer/Valery Jacot CVN. 12 teams from 3 nations participated.
The results.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   

Beach-Catamaran - Yvan Bourgnon SUI in the North-West Passage - Polar bear alert !

 Beach-Catamaran - Yvan Bourgnon SUI in the North-West Passage - Polar bear alert ! The stormy winds of the past days forced Yvan Bourgnon on his way South along the Canadian coast to hop from bay to bay for shelter. In Qikiqtarjuaq Bay, Bourgnon had the visit of an ice bear during the night, leaning on a hull of his catamaran. A shot with the signal pistol and shouting chased the animal away. The news.
Meanwhile, the winds have calmed down and Yvan Bourgnon SUI is now really underway on the last leg of his adventure, the 400 miles' crossing from Canada to Greenland. Check-out the reports and videos on the Bourgnon facebook page.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   (Image © Yann Bonjour)

Grand Surprise - Critérium du CN Founex - Final results

 Grand Surprise - Critérium du CN Founex - Final results The Grand Surprise sailed the full program of the Founex Critérium on Lake Geneva thanks to excellent Westwind conditions. Eight races were completed in a 8 to 18 kn breeze, and once more, ‘Little Nemo 2’ of Bernard Borter CNF was the winner 11 pts ahead of ‘Meha Una’ of Christian Haegi SNG. 14 teams participated.
The ranking lists and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
 
News – Monday, September 18, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 4

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 4 The first three Final Series races, the fleets racing on Gold and Silver rounds, were held at the Laser Worlds in Split yesterday in light winds.
With the ranks 2/1/10, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA took the overall lead 2 pts ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS, and another 2 pts back the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS, best of the day (1/1/5). Pavlos Kontides CYP had a bad day with the ranks 1/dnf/26 and dropped on rank 9.
The ranking list, the daily news and the Laser website with videos.
Monday, September 18, 2017   (Image © Jasper Van Staveren)

Contender - Dutch Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Day 3

 Contender - Dutch Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Day 3 Rain and variable winds prevailed yesterday at the Dutch National Championships jointly held for 15 classes in Medemblik. In the Contender, the only class with Swiss participants, Winfres Westermann NED remains on top, but the best of the day(2/3) Dirk Lafleur NED reduced the backlog on 2 pts. Among the best of the day (3/5) was also Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI, the only woman in the 25 boats' fleet, who advanced on the 12th position overall.
All results and the daily news (in Dutch).
Monday, September 18, 2017   

Longtze - Alps Cup 2017 - Act 5 - Riva ITA - Final results

 Longtze - Alps Cup 2017 - Act 5 - Riva ITA - Final results Jarmo Wieland SUI was the superior winner of the 5th Act of the Longtze Annual Championship, the Alps Cup on Lake Garda. Winning 8 of the 9 races, he and his team (Wieland R., Estermann D. Stebler P.) were clearly on top ahead of Michael Begher GER and Markus Ziltener SUI. The results.
Monday, September 18, 2017   

6 Meter Class World Championship 2017, Vancouver CAN, September 15-21, Race day 1

 6 Meter Class World Championship 2017, Vancouver CAN, September 15-21, Race day 1 The 2017 Six Metre World Championships got underway for 45 teams representing 11 nations that have come to compete in either the Open Division or Classic Division. Two races were completed yesterday, with Phillippe Durr (SUI) and Ben Mumford (CAN) tied for the lead of the Open Division while Peter Hofmann (USA) has a one point lead over HM Don Juan Carlos de Borbón (ESP) in the Classic Division. The 8-race series is being held September 17-20. The event website with results, video replays and SAP Sailing Analytics.
Monday, September 18, 2017   

Surprise - European Championship 2017 - Port Grimaud FRA - Final results

 Surprise - European Championship 2017 - Port Grimaud FRA - Final results Perfect conditions with sun and mostly fresh winds around 20 kn prevailed at the Surprise European Championship on St-Tropez Bay FRA during the past days. Once more, the Swiss teams ruled the show with Emanuel Müller YCB and his team winning 5 of the 12 heats, followed by Frank Reinhard SUI and Sebastiano Baranzini SUI. The results and the news.
Monday, September 18, 2017   

Tempest - Swiss Championship 2017 - SC Aegeri - Final results

 Tempest - Swiss Championship 2017 - SC Aegeri - Final results Yesterday Saturday, the winds were too irregular on Lake Aegeri and racing was cancelled for the day. Surprisingly, Mario Suter/Andreas Hochuli SCH are the new Swiss Champions 2 pts ahead of the Class dominators and World Champions Cornelia and Ruedi Christen TYC. Bronze went to Reto Kunz/Bart Van Weezenbeek YCSe. The results (PDF).
Monday, September 18, 2017   

M2-Catamaran - Speed Tour 2017 - Grand Prix de Nyon - CN Nyon

 M2-Catamaran - Speed Tour 2017 - Grand Prix de Nyon - CN Nyon The favorable Southwest wind conditions on Lake Geneva stayed on and another 7 races were completed yesterday. 'Tradition' with Sébastien Schneiter SNG and his Young America's Cup team finished first with 8 bullets in 13 races. 'TeamWork' (Nils Palmieri/Arnaud Didisheim) on rank 2 follows 29 pts back. On rank 3 was Lucien Cujean SNG steering 'Victory'.
The news/URL] and the [URL=wxw.m2speedtour.com/fr/resultats]results.
Monday, September 18, 2017   

Optimist, 420, Laser Radial & 4.7, RS Feva - Challenge Boubou - CN Versoix

 Optimist, 420, Laser Radial & 4.7, RS Feva - Challenge Boubou - CN Versoix With a 17 kn Southwest wind, the conditions were rougher on Lake Geneva off Versoix yesterday. The winners were: RS Feva, Gäumann/Fehlmann CNM ahead of Verhoest/Verhoest CNV and Milasevic/Bonnier CNM. 420 Grognuz/Vollmer CVV replacing Vaudano/Mairate CNV on top and Rizk/Bleeker CNV on 3rd. Optimists (largest fleet with 73 boats), Alexis Pariat CNV ahead of Axel Grandjean CVV and Boris Hirsch SNG. Laser Radial, Erwan Lamoureux CNM followed by Arno Hunziker CNP at equal points ahead of Célien Muller CVV on 3rd. Laser 4.7, Romain Lenormand CNM in front of Aris Dimitracopoulos CNP and Lucie de Gennes CNP. 29ers Werlen/Leuenberger CNV ahead of Senften/Stettler CNV and Zennaro/Haro CNV.
The results.
Monday, September 18, 2017   

Finn, Laser Radial - Championnat du Léman - CN Morges

The Lake Geneva Championship of the Finns and Lasers Radial began yesterday off Morges with three races. Ettore Thermes CNM and Carlo Lazzari TYC are jointly on rank 1 in the Finns. Thomas Bangerter CVG follows on rank 3. 12 participants from France and Switzerland are present. Only 3 Laser Radial started and Simon Monnin CNM is first.
The results.
Monday, September 18, 2017   

Fireball - Swiss-Cup - WSC Obwalden/SK Stansstad - Final results

 Fireball - Swiss-Cup - WSC Obwalden/SK Stansstad - Final results Inspite of the rain, a light Lake Alpnach thermal breeze showed up and 5 races were sailed in challenging conditions. Coming from behind on Sunday, Claude Mermod/Ruedi Moser RCO finally secured the victory ahead of Härdi/Landerer DSSC and Kurt Venhoda/Sonja Zaugg. The news with results.
Sailing on Lake Alpnach as well were the 5o5s with their Class Championship and the 470s. Results have not yet been available this morning.
 
News – Sunday, September 17, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 3

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 3 The Laser Standard Worlds in Split CRO continued yesterday with two races sailed in a 20 kn wind. Pavlos Kontides CYP stayed on top of the rankings with another bullet. Three points behind follows the trio Matthew Wearn AUS, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA and Sam Meech NZL.
The results, the daily news and the event website.
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

J/70 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Final results

 J/70  - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Final results Fresh winds around 25 kn made the final day at the J/70 World Championship spectacular. Here the video. Peter Duncan USA and his team were again the team of the day with the ranks 1 and 3, and were crowned World Champions with a 15 points lead on Brian Keane USA. Luca Domenici ITA moved up on rank 3 on the last day.
The ranking lists and the final report.
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

Longtze - Alps Cup 2017 - Act 5 - Riva ITA - Day 2

 Longtze - Alps Cup 2017 - Act 5 - Riva ITA - Day 2 After the two races sailed on the opening day in a slackening Northwind, the sun was out yesterday and four races were completed in a 20-25 kn Ora. On top of the rankings, the positions seem to be taken. Jarmo Wieland SYH won all 4 heats and is clearly on rank 1 ahead of Michael Bergher GER, who is just one point in front of Markus Ziltener SUI.
The ranking list and a well-edited video cut from the making of the Alps-Cup in Riva. The Longtzes sail at velocities of up to 18 kn in these conditions !
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Final results

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Final results A 20 kn breeze prevailed also on the last day of the GC32 Racing Tour Act 4 in Corsica FRA. After the last Speed-Contest run - winner - 'Argo' of Jason Caroll USA reaching 21,25 kn - five more races were held. Bad luck for the clearly leading 'Malizia' of Pierre Cashiragi MON, caught at a mark in the 3rd race damaging the rudder forcing her to abandon the competition prematurely. This opened the way to an overall victory for 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI, defeating 'Argo' in a close fight by a two points' margin. Two points is the lead off the Swiss also in the overall tour rankings.The final Round of the Tour will be held in October in Marseille FRA.
The results, the news and the videos.
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

Tempest - Swiss Championship 2017 - SC Aegeri - Day 3

 Tempest - Swiss Championship 2017 - SC Aegeri - Day 3 After a long waiting, the wind finally filled in late in the afternoon allowing to sail two races at the Tempest Class Championship. Mario Suter/Andreas Hochuli (SCH) and Cornelia Ruedi Christen (TYC) were the race winners. The interim's rankings remained unchanged with Mario Suter nd Andreas Hochuli in the lead 2 points ahead of the World Champions Cornelia and Ruedi Christen. The results (PDF).
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

Optimist, 420, Laser Radial & 4.7, RS Feva - Challenge Boubou - CN Versoix

The traditional Challenge Boubou was held off Versoix/Lake Geneva yesterday in a light Southeast breeze of 5 to 8 kn. The top interim's rank have: RS Feva, Gäumann/Fehlmann CNM with two race wins ahead of Milasevic/Bonnier CNM and Verhoest/Verhoest CNV. 420 - 3 boats - Vaudano/Mairate CNV in front of Rizk/Bleeker CNV and Grognuz/Vollmer CVvevey. Optimists - 73 boats -Clément Guignard SNyon winning the only race of the day after 6 general recalls ahead of Tom Siret CNM and Alexis Pariat CNV. Laser Radial - 7 boats - Arno Hunziker CNP with two race wins followed by Erwan Lamoureux CNM and Célien Muller CVVevey. Laser 4.7, Romain Lenormand CNM also two bullets ahead of Aris Dimitracopoulos CNP and Lucie de Gennes CNP. 29ers - 4 boats - Werlen/Leuenberger CNV, Senften/Stettler CNV and Zennaro/Haro CNV on top at equal points.
The results.
 
News – Saturday, September 16, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 2

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 2 The 147 participants at the Laser Worlds had to wait for wind until 15 hrs p.m. UTC to start to the only race of the day in light winds with Pavlos Kontides CYP - winner of all three heats of his Group so far -, Matthew Wearn AUS and Eliott Hanson GBR on ranks 1 in their Groups. In the overall rankings, Kontides CYP leads with a 4 points' advance on Sam Meech NZL. Sergey Komissarov RUS is new on rank 3, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA is now 4th.
The ranking list, the event website and the video of the opening day.
Saturday, September 16, 2017   

J/70 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 4

 J/70  - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 4 The J/70 Championship in Porto Cervo continued yesterday with the fleet split in Gold- and Silver Rounds. Initially, the Mistral - around 20 kn - stayed on, but during the second race in the afternoon, a light Southwind filled in and the heat had to be abandoned.
Winner in the Goldfleet was Peter Cunningham CAY followed by Peter Duncan USA, who extended his overall lead on 10 points. New on rank 2 is Gustavo Martinez ESP, Claudia Rossi ITA descended on rank 3.
The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, September 16, 2017   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 3

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 3 The fresh Mistral delayed the first starts yesterday and only late in the afternoon, two short races and the Speed-Challenge could be held. In a 10 kn wind, the fastest cat was 'Realteam' with an 18,32 kn chrono. Winner of the two races were '.film racing' of Simon Delzoppo AUS (tactics Leigh McMillan GBR) and 'Malizia', steered by the owner Pierre Cashiragi MON (tactics now Sébastien Col FRA). 'Malizia' is the overall leader 14 points ahead of 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI on 2nd, who recovered from the bad Thursday with the ranks 2 and 3 yesterday. Today, last day of the event, more short races are on the program.
The results and the daily news.
Saturday, September 16, 2017   

Tempest - Swiss Championship 2017 - SC Aegeri - Day 2

 Tempest - Swiss Championship 2017 - SC Aegeri - Day 2 The favorable Westwind conditions from day 1 with 3 races completed were replaced by a light wind, allowing to sail another race. Again, as on day Thursday, Mario Suter/Andreas Hochuli SCH were the winners ahead of the World Champions Cornelia and Ruedi Christen TYC. 12 teams participate.
The results (PDF).
 
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