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News – Friday, September 30, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016   

J/70 - World Championship 2016 - San Francisco CA, USA - Day 3

 J/70 - World Championship 2016 - San Francisco CA, USA - Day 3 The initial light 6-10 kn wind freshened to over 20 kn during the J/70 Worlds races on Frisco Bay yesterday. After 7 races and a discarded result, some changes happened on top of the rankings. The European Champion Claudia Rossi ITA and her team are new on the first place 2 points ahead of Joel Ronning USA (tactics John Kostecki USA) on rank 2. Jud Smith USA (with Ed Wrigth GBR) remains on rank 3.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Friday, September 30, 2016   (Image © Kate Wilson)

Melges 32 - World Championship 2016 - Newport RI, USA - Day 1

 Melges 32 - World Championship 2016 - Newport RI, USA - Day 1 The Melges 32 World Championship began yesterday in Newport R.I. with a fresh 23 kn wind. At the end of the second race, the breeze was up to 30 kn and the PRO decided to cancel the 3rd race. With the ranks 5 and 1, Christian Schwoerer GER (tactics Karol Jablonski POL) has taken the overall lead at equal points with Alessandro Rombelli ITA (Terry Hutchinson USA) on 2nd. Only one point behind follows Jason Carrol USA (with Cameron Appleton NZL).
The ranking list and the daily news.
Friday, September 30, 2016   (Image © Gilles Martin-Raget)

IRC, Classic Yachts, Wally - Les Voiles de St.Tropez - Day 4

 IRC, Classic Yachts, Wally - Les Voiles de St.Tropez - Day 4 Layday yesterday was not for all. The 100-years plus yachts sailed for the Gstaad YC Centenary Trophy and 19 teams participated. The New York 50 'Spartan', built in 1912, was the winner. The 15mJI continued racing as well, and with another two race wins, 'Mariska', probable winner in St-Tropez, will also be first in the overall annual rankings. In addition, a number of one-on-one challenges took place.
The report, all results/URL] and the [URL=wxw.snst-media.com/]videos.
Friday, September 30, 2016   (Image © Alessia Carmignani)

RC Sailing - Marblehead World Championship 2016 - Limone ITA - Day 5

 RC Sailing - Marblehead World Championship 2016 - Limone ITA - Day 5 The radio-controlled Marbleheads continued their Worlds yesterday after the layday with three races. Finishing 1/1/4, the defending champion Brad Gibson GBR extended the lead and will most probably finish this evening as Champion again. Matteo Longhi ITA and Marc Pomerade FRA occupy the ranks 2 and 3. The ranking list and the event facebook page.
Friday, September 30, 2016   

Match Racing - University World Championship - Perth AUS - Day 4

 Match Racing - University World Championship - Perth AUS - Day 4 Yesterday, the Quarter and Semi Finals were completed in Perth Southern Australia, and today the crucial races will take place. In the Women's, Alexa Bezel SUI will meet team Koh SIN, and the Swiss, the most experienced matchracer among the 6 teams with nothing but bullets up to now, will hardly be defeated. In the Men's category, two Australian teams will fight for the title: Team Boulden AUS and Team Dragaville AUS. The results. The final ranking list will be posted on the event facebook page during this morning UTC.
 
News – Thursday, September 29, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016   

J/70 - World Championship 2016 - San Francisco CA, USA - Day 2

 J/70 - World Championship 2016 - San Francisco CA, USA - Day 2 Three races were sailed on the 2nd day of the J/70 World Championship in San Francisco. Winning two races, the defending champion Julian Fernandez MEX has taken the lead with 2 race wins followed by the Jud Smith USA and the European Champion Claudia Rossi ITA tied on the ranks 2 and 3. The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Thursday, September 29, 2016   

Melges 32 - World Championship 2016 - Newport RI, USA - Day 1

 Melges 32 - World Championship 2016 - Newport RI, USA - Day 1 The Melges 32 World Championship begins today in Newport R.I with 13 teams on the entry list, as always with a number of prominent sailing professional assisting the steering owners with tactics. Among others are Tom Slingsby AUS, Jonathan McKee USA, Terry Hutchinson USA, Vasco Vascotto ITA, Karol Jablonski POL or Mark Mendelblatt on the crew lists. The event website.
Thursday, September 29, 2016   (Image © Gilles Martin-Raget)

IRC, Classic Yachts, Wally - Les Voiles de St.Tropez - Day 3

 IRC, Classic Yachts, Wally - Les Voiles de St.Tropez - Day 3 Sun and a moderate Southwind allowed all classes to sail one race.
In the IRC-A classification, the two Super-Maxis 'Rambler' and 'Leopard' share now the first place. Also tied is the lead in the IRC-B classification with Bernard Coquelet FRA and James Blackmore SUI. In der IRC-C classification Vadim Yakimenko ITA is first 2 points ahead of Jean-Jacques Chaubard SUI. All ranking lists and the daily report.
Today is lay day, and by tradition, individual challenges take place. In addition, the Gstaad YC (SUI) Centenary-Trophy for 100-years-plus yachts is on the program. Among the 21 museum's pieces is the English 'Eva' (1906) (photo) with Pete Townshend GBR, the guitarist of 'The Who' aboard.
Thursday, September 29, 2016   

Match Racing - World University Championship 2016 - Perth AUS - Day 3

 Match Racing - World University Championship 2016 - Perth AUS - Day 3 The Students' Matchracing World Championship 2016 is underway on the Swan River in Perth/Western Australia. Two Round Robins have been sailed so far. First in the men's category is the team Boulden AUS with 16-0 ahead of team Galati ITA 13-3 and team Dargaville AUS 11-5. In the women's, team Alexa Bezel SUI leads 11-1 followed by team Koh SIN with 8-4. The event facebook page and the event website.
 
News – Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016   

J/70 - World Championship 2016 - San Francisco CA, USA - Day 1

With 18 kn, the autumn seabreeze in San Francisco is less than the wind in summer time, ideal conditions for the start of the J/70 World Championship 2016. Two races have been completed and the overall rankings have Jud Smith USA (with Ed Wright GBR) and Joel Ronning USA on top at equal points. 9 points behind follows the defending champion Julian Fernandez MEX with Bill Hardesty USA as tactician. 68 Teams from 13 nations participate.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016   

IRC, Classic Yachts, Wally - Les Voiles de St-Tropez - Day 2

Light winds prevailed on the second day of the Voiles de St.Tropez, too light for the 'Modernes' split in 5 IRC-categories sailing on offshore courses. They returned to the harbour without valid races. On St-Tropez Bay however, there was a light thermal breeze just right for the 120 'Classiques' ('Marigold', the oldest, was built in 1892), and all classes completed one race each. The Wallys too sailed a race along the Pamplonne Beach.
The daily news and all ranking lists. The video of the day presents the 23mJI-yacht 'Cambria', the largest Meter-Class.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016   

Radio-controlled sailing - Marblehead World Championship - Limone ITA - Day 3

The World Championship of the radio-controlled Marblehead class is underway on Lake Garda. After 8 races, a trio is on top pulling clear of the rest of the fleet. Brad Gibson GBR leads one point ahead of Matteo Longhi ITA. Another 2 points back is Marc Pomarede FRA still with an option for the title. 68 participants from 14 nations and 3 continents.
The results and the news.
 
News – Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016   

Tornado, Dart 18 - Tornado-Trophy/Alpencup - Torbole ITA - Final results

 Tornado, Dart 18 - Tornado-Trophy/Alpencup - Torbole ITA - Final results Lake Garda conditions at its best during the catamaran weekend and the Tornados and Darts sailed 9 races each. Swiss was the victory with Martin Rusterholz/Michael Gloor SUI in the Tornados (14 teams, 4 nations) 13 points ahead of Bob Baier/Frank Stuhr GER. In the Darts 18 (24 teams, 5 nations), Mathias Huber/Jonathan List GER finished first 5 points ahead of Michiel Fehr/Andri Fried SUI. The event website.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016   (Image © Gilles Martin-Raget)

IRC, Classic Yachts, Wally - Les Voiles de St.Tropez - Day 1

 IRC, Classic Yachts, Wally - Les Voiles de St.Tropez - Day 1 Voiles de St.Tropez began yesterday in sunshine and a light Eastwind with 180 'Modernes', split in IRC categories A to C, as well as the Wally's and 15mJI.
First with IRC-A fleet of the Super-Maxis was the GBR 'Leopard' of Michael Slade GBR ahead of the USA 'Rambler' of George David USA and the GBR 'Velsheda' of Barnaby Henshaw GBR. In the Wallys, 'Magic Carpet 3' (100 foot) finished first ahead of the new GBR 'Open Season' (107 foot).
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016   

Interboot - Friedrichshafen GER - successful in every respect

 Interboot - Friedrichshafen GER - successful in every respect A large number of watersports' enthusiasts visited to INTERBOOT in Friederichshafen/Lake Constance GER on the second weekend as well. More floor space, more boats to see, more entertaining activities and ..... more business for the exhibitors. The 55th INTERBOOT was a success ! 90'500 tickets were sold (2015: 90'700) during the past 9 days. 471 exhibitors from 17 nations presented novelties, products and services of all kind of watersports.
The report and the comments of some exhibitors.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016   

Matchracing - WMRT Cape Crow Cup

 Matchracing - WMRT Cape Crow Cup The Cape Crow Cup, qualifier event for the World Match Race Tour, was concluded yester off the island of Öckerö SWE in a strong 15-20 kn SW breeze and strong currents.
David Gilmour AUS and Nicklas Dackhammar SWE won their Semi Finals in some fantastic matches with 2-0 and ensuring their invitations to the second World Championship stage of the WMRT 2016/2017 season. Gilmour AUS defeated Dackhammar in the Final with a 2-1 score. The Petite Final went in favour of Torvald Mirsky AUS defeating Hans Wallén SWE 2-0, securing the last podium place.
The event website with results.
 
News – Monday, September 26, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016   

Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Qingdao CHN - Final results

Apparently, our yesterday's report about the World Sailing Olympic Classes Worldcup Event in Qingdao CHN did already contain the final results. Considered by World Sailing 'the pinnacle of elite racing', this Regatta was not only a non-event considering the participation, but even more a flop considering the media work ... no reports, no photos, no videos .. not to mention a real-time GPS positioning or livestream !
As expected, the Rio Olympic Silver Medalist Tonci Stipanovic CRO was the winner in the Lasers Standard, and Dongshuang Zhang CHN was the superior first in the Lasers Radial. The two Laser fleets were the only ones with a certain international participation.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, September 26, 2016   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series - Act 6 - Madeira POR - Final results

With an overnight effort, the shore crew of 'Alinghi' repaired the GC32 foiler-catamaran dismasted in a collision with 'Red Bull Sailing Team', and the Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI and his team came back as strong as ever winning both races yesterday and taking the overall victory in Madeira POR. 'Red Bull Sailing Team' with Roman Hagara AUT and 'Oman Air' with Morgan Larson USA completed the podium. With this win, the Swiss reduced the gap on the overall leading 'Oman Air' on 3 points. In two week's time, the 7th Act will be run in Lisbon POR, and the Final will be held in Sydney in November.
The final ranking list and the report.
Monday, September 26, 2016   

Star - Oktoberfest-Regatta - Ammersee GER - Final results - ranks 1 to 4 for Switzerland

No wind on the last day of the 56th Oktoberfest-Regatta on the Ammersee GER. The ranking list after 3 races without discard remains therefore unchanged with the Swiss dominating the event. Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Serge Pulfer SUI are the winners head of Kurt + Markus Scheidegger SUI. Christoph + Tina Gautschi SUI and Urs Infanger/Oleg Chtetchine SUI follow on the positions 3 and 4 at equal points. Hubert Merkelbach/Martin Olesen GER are 5th among the 50 teams from 6 nations.
The final rankings.
Monday, September 26, 2016   

J/70 - Sailing Champions League 2016 - Act 2 - Porto Cervo ITA - Final results

The last day of the Champions League Final on Sardinia brought again light winds, and no wonder, Club teams from inland lakes grasped the Medals at the end of the day. The Deutsche Touring YC from Lake Starnberg with Max Weiss GER, reigning German League Champion, was the superior winner. The RC Bodensee, i.e. Lake Constance, with Julian Flessati SUI and the RC Oberhofen, Lake Thoune, with Stefan Seger SUI at equal points followed on the ranks 2 and 3. 32 Clubs from 13 nations qualified for the Final.
The report and the final rankings.
Monday, September 26, 2016   

GC32-Catamaran Racing Tour - Sotogrande Cup - Sotogrande ESP - Final results

The French 'Norauto' team with Adam Minoprio NZL added another two wins in yesterday's races sailed again in light winds at the Sotogrande Cup celebrating an outstanding overall victory ahead of 'Team Tilt' with Sébastien Schneiter SUI. 'Engie' with Sébastien Rogues FRA follows on the 3rd place.
The report and the final rankings (scroll down).
Monday, September 26, 2016   

J/70 - Swiss Sailing League - Finale - Zürcher SC - Final results

Apparently, there was no sailing at the Swiss Sailing League Final on Lake Zurich yesterday. Consequently, the RC Bodensee with Massimo Soriano, Lea Rüegg, Stephan Zurfluh and Jonathan Rutishauser are the National Champions SSL 2016. While the A-team of the RCB earned Silver at the Champions League Final on Sardinia ITA, a forth place on Lake Zurich was sufficient for Massimo Soriano RCB steering to take the Swiss title. The SN Genève and the SN Rolloise with Olivier de Cocatrix occupy the ranks 2 and 3 in the overall ranking list 2016. Winner in Zürich was the Thunersee YC with Sailing-League President Patrick Zaugg.
The report and the Zurich ranking list.
Monday, September 26, 2016   

RC44 - Cascais Cup - Cascais POR - Final results

The small points' gaps between the teams before the last races at the Cascais RC44 Cup yesterday made the day very exciting. The final downwind of the last races decided the Cup in favour of 'Artemis Racing' with Torbjörn Tornquist SWE and Francesco Bruni ITA as tactician. On the ranks 2 and 3 followed 'Ceeref' with Igor Lah SLO and 'Team Nika'. The ranking list and the final report.
Monday, September 26, 2016   

Musto-Skiff - SC Oberer Walensee

Best thermal breeze conditions prevailed over the past weekend on the Walensee. The 14 Musto Skiffs had a busy Saturday afternoon with 5 races in a 2-4 bft wind. On Sunday, the breeze filled in later in the day allowing to add another two races. The outstanding winner of the event was Frithjof Schwerdt with 5 bullets followed by Bernd Jahn GER and Roger Oswald SUI at equal points. The ranking list has not yet been posted on the class website this morning.
 
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