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Top News – Friday, May 25, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018   

470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Final results, McNay/Hughes USA 2nd

 470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Final results, McNay/Hughes USA 2nd Excellent conditions prevailed also on the final day during the Medal Races of the 470 European Championships on the Black Sea in Bulgaria
The 470 men winners Anton Dahlberg/ Frederik Bergström SWE were known prematurely before the last heat, but nevertheless, the confirmed their superiority winning the Medal Race as well. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA defended their 2nd place overall. Panagiotis Mantis/Pavlos Kagialis GRE and Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER ranks 3 and 4 grasped Silver and Bronze in the European Championship rankings.
Tina Mrak/Veronica Macarol SLO kept their big advantage winning their second European title after 2016. On rank 2 followed Frederike Loewe/Anna Markfort GER, and Nadine Böm/Ann-Christin Golliass GER took the Bronze Medal. First in the Medal Race were Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI moving up on rank 6 overall.
All results, the final report and the videos.
Friday, May 25, 2018   

Olympic Classes - Medemblik Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 3

 Olympic Classes - Medemblik Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 3 Fresher winds filled in for the first time on the Ijssel Meer allowing the Nacra 17 catamarans to fly.
In RS:X women windsurfers, Stefania Elfutina RUS took the lead ahead of Zofia Noceti POL at equal points. Maciej Kluszczynski POL renmained on top of the RS:X men windsurfers. Winning two races, Kieran Holmes GBR advanved on the 2nd placed.
In the Lasers Standard, the leader Elliot Hanson GBR has now a 7 points advantage on Etienne Le Pen FRA, Niels Broekhuizen NED moved up on rank 3. Eliot Merceron SUI remains on rank 5. In the Lasers Radial, Daphne Van der Vaart NED has now a 4 points lead on Maxime Jonker NED.
No change in the 49ers: Lucas Rual/Emile Amoros FRA remain on top ahead of Yago Lange/Klaus Lange ARG. Chris Rast SUI/USA/Trevor Burd USA advanced on rank 9. In the 49erFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED are now only 2 points in front of Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR. Livia Naef/Nelia Puhze SUI follow on rank 19.
First in the Nacra 17 are Echevarri/Pacheco ESP ahead of Jones/Saunders NZL.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Friday, May 25, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 9 - Day 5 - New 24 hour record !

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 9 - Day 5 - New 24 hour record ! Strong gradient winds from the south allowed fast reaching yesterday. 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) leading the fleet now, set a new 24-hour-record for the VOR65-class: 579miles. Just a few miles behind 'AkzoNobel' follows the second Dutch team 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED). 'Vestas' (Charlie Enright USA) on 3rd is already 35 miles back. The fast reaching will come to an end today: A windless highpressure system lies ahead of the fleet and 1'200 more miles to sail. The race tracker, the reports and the video of the day.
Friday, May 25, 2018   (Image © Pedro Martinez)

GC32-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Riva ITA - Day 1, Carroll USA 7th

 GC32-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Riva ITA - Day 1, Carroll USA 7th In the typical Lake Garda thermical winds the GC32 World Championship started yesterday afternoon with two races. Double victory for Switzerland with 'Alinghi' (Ernesto Bertarelli SUI) and 'Realteam' (Jerôme Clerc SUI in the first race. The 2nd race saw the young British Team 'Ineos Rebels UK' mit Leigh McMillan GBR on top while the Swiss struggeled after premature starts. In the overall rankings Leigh McMillan GBR is leding followed by 'Red Bull Sailing Team' with two time Olympic Goldmedallist Roman Hagara AUT. 'SAP Extreme Sailing'(Adam Minoprio NZL) and 'Alinghi' are holding 3rd and 4th spot. Jason Carroll USA, the only Northamerican in the fleet, sits in the middle of the rankings on 7. The rankings, the daily report and the video of the day.
Friday, May 25, 2018   

Finn - World Masters 2018 - El Balis ESP - Day 4

 Finn - World Masters 2018 - El Balis ESP - Day 4 Bad luck for the huge 353 boats Finn fleet at their World Masters in El Balis ESP. Only on one of the four race days up to now, sailing was possible, i.e. yesterday another no-wind-day.
Instead of the Medal Race planned for today, additional fleetraces shall be held ... provided there is enought wind.
After three races, José-Luis Doreste ESP is on rank 1 ahead of Giacomo Giovanelli ITA. The results, the daily news and the videos.
 
Top News – Thursday, May 24, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)

470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Day 5, McNay/Hughes USA 3rd interim's

 470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Day 5, McNay/Hughes USA 3rd interim's The qualifications for today's Medal Races were concluded yesterday in Bulgaria with two races sailed in a 10kn seabreeze and sun.
With a 19 points adavantage, Anton Dahlberg/Frederik Bergström SWE are the premature 470 men European Champions before today's final. Panagiotis/ Mantis GRE on rank 2 are 7 points ahead of McNay/Hughes USA. The 4th-ranked Machetti/Dantes FRA (3rd in the Europeans' rankings) have still a chance t
The lead of Tina Mrak/Veronica Macarol SLO in the 470 women is 13 points. The ranks 2 (Cohen/Lasry ISR) to 6 (Böhm/ Goliass GER) are separated by 9 points only, a thrilling Medal Race is ahead !
All results, the daily news and the videos.
Thursday, May 24, 2018   (Image © Konrad Frost)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 9 - Day 4

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 9 - Day 4 The variable winds stayed on over the Atlantic Ocean yesterday ! During the past 24h, the wind changed from East to South, bringing the southern group back in the lead. In reaching conditions, the VOR65 chase at velocities of up to 26kn with 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) now 9nm in front of 'Akzo Nobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) and 15nm of 'Vestas' (Charlie Enright USA). The first boat of the northern pack, 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA), is 44nm behind the leader.
The weather will remain instable for the coming days. The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Thursday, May 24, 2018   

Finn - World Masters - El Balis ESP - Day 3, Sprague USA best NorAm on 45th

 Finn - World Masters - El Balis ESP - Day 3, Sprague USA best NorAm on 45th After two windless days, a Southwesterly breeze around 5 to 8kn filled in yesterday allowing to held three races. The huge fleet has been divided in 4 groups.
The local Jose-Luis Doreste ESP, Finn Olympic Champion 1988, dominated the competition (ranks 1/1/2) in his group and is the overall leader ahead of Giacomo Giovanelli ITA and Aleksander Kulyukin RUS following not far behind. Former Finn World Champion (1974 !) Henry Sprague USA is best ranked North American on 45 in the 353-boat-fleet.
The rankings, the daily report and the video of the day.
Thursday, May 24, 2018   

GC32 - World Championship 2018 - Riva ITA - Start today with Jason Carolls USA

 GC32 - World Championship 2018 - Riva ITA - Start today with Jason Carolls USA Today on lake Garda, the first ever World Championship of the foiling GC32 catamarans will be initiated. 13 teams are on the starting line, among them Americas-Cup-Winners Ernesto Bertarelli SUI ('Alinghi') or Glen Ashby AUS ('Team Tilt'), Volvo Ocean Race winner Franck Cammas FRA ('Norauto') and Olympic Medallists like Roman Hagara AUT ('Red Bull'). The US is represented by Jason Carroll's 'Argo'.
The official preview.
 
Top News – Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)

470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Day 4, McNay/Hughes USA 4th

 470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Day 4, McNay/Hughes USA 4th Perfect conditions with sun and an 18kn wind prevailed again on the 4th day of the 470 Europeans in Bulgaria and both fleets completed 3 races each.
With the day ranks 2/2/1, Tina Mrak/Veronica Macarol SLO took the overall lead in the 470 women. Gil Cohen/Noa Lasry ISR are down on 2nd with a 2 points deficit. New on rank 3 are Amy Seabright/Anna Carpenter GBR. The Qualification Series for tomorrow's Medal Race will be concluded today with two races.
Leader change in the 470 men, where Anton Dahlberg/Fredrik Bergström SWE are now first with the day ranks 2/2/1. Mantis/Kagialis GRE on rank 2 are 10 points back. Sozykin/Gribanov RUS remain on the 3rd place. As 4th Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA are on a solid Medal Race seat, but the 12 points' backlog on rank 3 is considerable.
All results, the daily news and the videos.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 9 - Day 3

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 9 - Day 3 After two fast days with easterly winds, the breeze has shifted East forcing the team to sail upwind, a wet and rough affair. See the video. The southern group with the leading 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) extended their lead somewhat. 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA), the best-placed boat in the North, is 44nm back. The variable wind will cause some more position changes today.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018   

Olympic Classes - Medemblik Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1, with USA and CAN participation

 Olympic Classes - Medemblik Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1, with USA and CAN participation The Medemblik Regatta (previously Delta Lloyd Regatta) on the Ijssel Meer began yesterday in light, lateron freshening winds. All Olympic classes - except the Finns and 470s sailing important Class regattas in other venues - completed the full program.
Maja Dziarnowska POL and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL share the lead in the RS:X female windsurfers after 3 races. Shared lead also in the RS:X male windsurfers with Yoav Cohen ISR and Maciej Kluszcyinski POL.
In the Lasers Standard, Elliot Hansen GBR is first ahead of Yuri Hummel NED and Eliot Merceron SUI. Maxime Jonker NED won both heats in the Lasers Radial.
In the 49ers, Lucas Rual/Emile Amoros FRA are on top with 3 race wins. Yago and Klaus Lange ARG follow on 2nd. The 3-times USA and SUI Olympian Chris Rast USA/SUI underway in a new campaign with Trevor Burd USA as crew is on rank 8. In the 49erFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED lead one point ahead of Dewi Couvert/Jeske Kisters NED. Livia Naef/Nelia Puhze SUI are 15th with a premature start penalty on their results sheet.
In the Nacras 17, Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP are first ahead of Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL. thel ranking lists, der daily news and the videos.
 
Top News – Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)

470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Day 3, McNay/Hughes USA 8th

 470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Day 3, McNay/Hughes USA 8th Changed conditions on the third day of the 470 Europeans on the Black Sea with a 15-18kn breeze during the races 4 to 6, and the experienced teams moved on top.
Mantis/Kagialis GRE took the lead in the 470 men with two race wins ahead of Sozikin/Gribanov RUS at equal points. Dahlberg/Bergström SWE on the 3rd place are 5 points back. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA are 8th.
In the 470 women, Gil Cohen/Noa Nasri ISR defended the first place with Berta/Caruso ITA and Zegers/Van Veen NED advancing on the ranks 2 and 3.
All results, the daily news and the videos.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 9 - Day 2

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 9 - Day 2 The fleet was split in half yesterday in a thick fog with about 50m visibility. Four teams with the leader 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) gybed North and distanced the other three boats initially. But during the past night. the Southern Group is enjoying better conditions and 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) is only 0,4nm back, to take the lead in the coming hours.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018   

Match Race Germany - Langenargen GER - Final results - Victory for Eric Monnin SUI

 Match Race Germany - Langenargen GER - Final results - Victory for Eric Monnin SUI Clearly defeating Karol Jablonski POL 3-0 in the Final, Eric Monnin SUI and his team successfully defended last year's title at the Matchrace Germany on Lake Constance. Monnin SUI handled the heavy Bavaria-Yacht much better as the Polish Champion. In the Petite Final for rank 3, Vladimir Lipavski RUS had the upper hand on Dejan Presen SLO with 2-0.
The final report.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018   (Image © Laura Carrau)

Finn - World Masters 2018 - El Balis ESP - Day 1

 Finn - World Masters 2018 - El Balis ESP - Day 1 The 353 participants from 32 nations waited in vain for wind yesterday for the first races at the Finn World Masters. For today, a 6-9kn wind has been promised, just appropriate for most of the 40 years plus Finn sailors.
The official report and the video of the day with interviews with Finn legends.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018   (Image © Loris Von Siebenthal)

D35-Catamaran - Grand Prix de Versoix - CN Versoix - Final results

 D35-Catamaran - Grand Prix de Versoix - CN Versoix - Final results After the 6 races sailed in a 10k Northeasterly on Sunday, another 4 heats were held yesterday in sun and a light local thermal 'Séchard' breeze. Ernesto Bertarelli SNG on 'Alinghi' added two more race wins and was the clear overall winner ahead of 'Swisscom' with Jules Monnier 2nd and 'Ylliam' with Bertrand Demole SNG (tactics Mathieu Richard FRA) 3rd.
The results and the final report.
 
Top News – Monday, May 21, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018   

470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Day 2, McNay/Hughes USA 9th

The seabreeze filled in on time yesterday and both 470 fleets completed three races in an 8-10kn wind at the 470 European Championship on the Black Sea.
In the 470 men, the young teams took the command with the Junior World Champions Hyppolite Macchetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA, day ranks 2 and 4, on top. One point behind share Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP and Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA the 2nd place. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA are 9th. 44 teams racing.
In the 470 women, Gil Cohen/Noa Lasri ISR and Silvia Mas/Patricia Cantero ESP share the first place. 6 points behind follow Cornudella/Lopez ESP, Fahrni/Siegenthaler SUI and Seabright/Carpenter GBR on the ranks 3-5. 29 teams racing.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Monday, May 21, 2018   

Finn - World Masters 2018 - El Balis ESP - Start today, with USA and CAN sailors

 Finn - World Masters 2018 - El Balis ESP - Start today, with USA and CAN sailors Circling winds inhibited to sail the Finn Masters Practice Race off El Balis (north of Barcelona) yesterday. Today the Championship will be on for the 353 Masters (age 40 plus) from 32 nations, among them the defending Champion Vladimir Krutskikh RUS. North America is represented by a CAN and 8 USA participants. The official preview. In the Legends (70 plus), the Spanish Finn World Champions Joaquin Blanco ESP (1977) and Jose-Luis Doreste ESP (1987, Olympic Champion 1988) are on the entry list.
The event website.
 
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