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News – Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma de Mallorca ESP - Day 1

 Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma de Mallorca ESP - Day 1 Yesterday was the first race day at the Olympic Classes Trofeo Princesa Sofia on Palma Bay with a 12-15 kn unconstant varying wind from the land decreasing during the day.
In the 470 men, split in two groups, Pavel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS took the lead with two race wins in their group. Mendes/Thiesen BRA and McNay/Hughes USA are the first chasers. Two race wins also for the best 470 women Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol SLO with Silvia Mas-Depares/Patricia Cantero ESP and Menxi Wei/Yani Xu CHN on the rank 2 and 3.
The 49ers completed three races, and three teams share the lead with 4 points (worst result discarded), i.e. Peters/Sterrit GBR, Bildstein/Hussl AUT and the new composed team Team Fletcher/Bithell GBR. In absence of the Olympic medalists, new names appear on top of the rankings in the 49ersFX with Lim/Low SIN on first ahead of Naess/Rönningen DEN and Sebesi/Dubois FRA.
On rank 1 of the Finns is Deniss Karpak EST closely followed by Nenad Bugarin CRO. Jorge Zarif BRA on the 3rd place is already somewhat back. The Nacra17 top team is Lin Cenholt/Christian-Peter Lübeck DEN in front of Tom Phipps Niki Boniface GBR. The multiple Moth European Champion Chris Rashley GBR sailing with Laura Marimon GBR is on the excellent 5th interim's place in his first Nacra-17 regatta.
Leader in the RS:X men windsurfers is Pavel Tarnowski POL followed by Nimrod Masiach ISR and Ivan Pastor ESP. The best RS:X women windsurfer so far is Marta Magetti ITA ahead of Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL and Stefania Elfutina RUS. Laser news are in a separate text below.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video.
Racing can be follwed during the day on the live ticker.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017   

Laser - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - Day 1

 Laser - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - Day 1 Yesterday, both Laser fleets completed two races on the first day of the Olympic Classes Trofeo Princesa Sofia on Palma Bay with a 12-15 kn unconstant varying wind from the land decreasing during the day.
Leader among the 136 Lasers Standard, sailing in three groups, is Joel Rodriguez ESP with the day ranks 1 and 3 in his group, ahead of Mathias Mollatt NOR and Franceso Marrai ITA. Maxime Jonker NED, ranks 1 and 2 in her group, is on top of the Lasers Radial in front of Evi Van Acker BEL and Alison Young GBR on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017   

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 Your publicity on www.sailing-news.ch A number of high-profile yacht racing events are again on the 2017 calendar, attracting sailing enthusiasts world-wide and of course also in Switzerland, e.g. the America's Cup, the Volvo Ocean Race, the Extreme Sailing Series (with the defending champion 'Alinghi' and the Youth America's Cup 'Team Tilt' SUI) or the Olympic Classes Worldcup (with well-positioned Swiss athletes).
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Tuesday, March 28, 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.
 
News – Monday, March 27, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma de Mallorca ESP - first races today

 Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma de Mallorca ESP - first races today The Trofeo Princesa Sofia on Palma Bay begins today, the traditional opening of the European Olympic Classes season with 656 boats from 56 nations. According to the wind forecast, a fresh breeze from Northeast, veering to West during the afternoon will prevail. Racing can be followed with a live ticker.
The preview.
Monday, March 27, 2017   (Image © Elena Giolai)

420 - Regata Nazionale - Riva del Garda ITA - Final results

 420 - Regata Nazionale - Riva del Garda ITA - Final results The 420 Regata Nazionale on Lake Garda was concluded yestereday with three races sailed in a moderate 12 kn Ora. 120 teams, including a maximum of 10 non-Italian participants, were present at this first event of the 420 annual championship. Winners after 7 races were the locals Andrea Spagnolli/Kevin Rio ITA (Malcesine) with 4 race wins ahead of Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA (San Remo). Elena Picotto/Franvesca Campri ITA (Peschiera) on the 5th place were the best girls.
The ranking list and the final report.
The news and results of the international team's Test-Regatta, terminated on Saturday, was published here yesterday (see below).
Monday, March 27, 2017   

Dragon - International Italian Dragon Cup - San Remo ITA - Final results

 Dragon - International Italian Dragon Cup - San Remo ITA - Final results The Dragon Italian National Championship was concluded in San Remo yesterday with two races. Winning the first one, Ingo Ehrlicher/Thomas Auracher/Philipp Malte GER could omit the last heat and were the premature champions closely followed by Pedro Andrade POR and Yevgenij Braslavets UKR/UAE at equal points.
The results and the event website with photos.
Monday, March 27, 2017   (Image © Didier Hillaire)

Diam 24 - Grand Prix - La Grande Motte FRA - Final results

 Diam 24 - Grand Prix - La Grande Motte FRA - Final results The 2017 season of the Diam 24 Trimarans began over the past weekend in La Grande Motte at the French Mediterranean Coast, the class with the Tour de France à la Voile as highlight each July. The ambitious, partly new teams seized this first opportunity to get racing experience and to evaluate their performance. The most prominent newcomer was the dominator of the Nacra-17 scene Billy Besson FRA in his first appearance on the water since his back injury caught just before the 2016 Rio Olympics. As tactician on the 'Team Occitanie' multihull of the double 470 World Champion Pierre Leboucher FRA, Besson finished 2nd behind Sofian Bouvet FRA, also a top 470 sailor. 'Ville de Genève CER1' with Victor Casas SUI followed on the 3rd place. 14 races were sailed by the 8 teams from France and Switzerland.
The report of 'Team Occitanie' with results.
Monday, March 27, 2017   

Nicolas Hénard, the new President of the Fédération Française de Voile

 Nicolas Hénard, the new President of the Fédération Française de Voile Last Saturday in Paris, the double Tornado Olympic Champion (1988/1992) Nicolas Hénard was elected as new President of the French Sailing Federation (FFV) replacing Jean-Pierre Champion, resigning after 20 years in office. France has been a leading sail-racing nation for decades, not only in Olympic sailing, including wind- and kite-sailing, but also in offshore racing where France has been a class of her-own since ever.
The news.
Monday, March 27, 2017   

Match Racing - Scarlino March Match Race - Scarlino ITA - Final results

 Match Racing - Scarlino March Match Race - Scarlino ITA - Final results Over the past weekend, the first of several Match Races was held at Scarlino ITA in good sunny conditions. Winner after a complete Round Robin was Ettore Botticini ITA followed by Adrian Meyer-Ring GER (7-1). The tie-break between Lorenz Müller SUI and Patrick Zaugg SUI (both 5-3) for rank 3 on the podium went in favor of Müller who defeated Zaugg in the direct match.
The results and the event facebook page.
 
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   

Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma de Mallorca ESP -big Swiss delegation

Tomorrow begins the 48th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia on Palma Bay / Mallorca ESP with a considerable Swiss delegation as never in the last years with representatives in 7 of the 10 Olympic events.
Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI, who did not interrupt his racing activity after the Rio Games and climbed on rank 1 of the RS:X male windsurfer World Ranking List with good results during winter, will endeavour to hold his top position. Two other Rio Olympians will start their 2020 Olympic campaign here in Palma: the 470 women team Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI and the 49er team Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI. High expectations has Maud Jayet SUI, who has achieved some good international results this year already. Two newly formed development teams will start in the 470 men: Kilian Wagen/Joan Herp Morell SUI/ESP and David Biedermann/Jann Schüpbach SUI. New names also in the 49ers with Maxime Bachelin/Arno de Planta SUI and Max Hänssler/Fred Haenssler SUI both in their first season. New is also Nils Theuninck SUI in the Finns, joining the long-time Master Thomas Gautschi SUI. In the Laser Standard, Cyrill Knecht SUI continues his training and racing tour in Spain with the Palma Trophy. Andrea Nordquist SUI is on the Laser Radial entry list.
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.
 
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