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Top News – Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   

Optimist - North-American Championship 2017 - Toronto CAN - Day 1

 Optimist - North-American Championship 2017 - Toronto CAN - Day 1 The 2017 Optimist North American Championship with 178 participants from 17 nations began yesterday in Toronto CAN with two races.
Peter Fowley USA has taken the overall lead with the ranks 1 and 2 in his Group. Lorenzo Balestrin BRA and Owen Hennessy USA follow on rank 2 at equal points.
The ranking list and the event website.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   

AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - An "epic tour-de-force" says Tom Ehman USA, editor of Sailing Illustrated

 AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - An Team New Zealand's America's Cup victory is being hailed as one of the most impressive feats in the sport's history. Tom Ehman USA, involved in the America's Cup for over 30 years as member of USA challenger syndicates, a.o. Dennis Conner's team in 1995 or Larry Ellisons's 2013 team, was interviewed by Daniel McHardy from Radio Sport NZ, New Zealand's largest sports radio network, soon after ETNZ defeated OTUSA in Bermuda on Monday. Listen to the very interesting 15-minutes' interview .
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   

Ultime Trimaranen - The Bridge - St. Nazaire FRA - Day 3

 Ultime Trimaranen - The Bridge - St. Nazaire FRA - Day 3 The Atlantic crossing duel between the cruising ship 'Queen Mary 2' and the three Ultime-trimarans 'IDEC', Sodebo' and 'Actual' sees 'Queen Mary' - progressing at a solid 24 kn speed - on the winning side for the moment. Only during the past night, the trimarans reached a weather system allowing them to accelerate to speeds above 30 kn and somewhat reduce the backlog. But the deficit of 'IDEC' (Francis Joyon FRA) was still over 400 nm this morning.
The race tracker.
 
Top News – Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017   

AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Final results - Victory for Team New Zealand

 AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Final results - Victory for Team New Zealand A superior 'Team New Zealand' did not leave any chance to the Cup Defender 'Oracle Team' yesterday and made everything clear in the first race of the day winning the necessary 7th point. The official news and the comment of Paul Cayard USA.
The next America's Cup will be in Auckland, probably in 2021, and the Challenger of Record has already been accepted: Luna Rossa ITA will be back in the America's Cup and represent the interests of the Challengers when the Rules will be drafted by the new Defender 'Team NZL'. The news.
The CEO of 'Team NZL' Grant Dalton has promised news about the future Cup Challenge within two weeks. Monohull or multihull has been the most asked question. One interesting remark from Dalton: "Pumping oil around a boat isn't necessarily yachting in one sense!" An article in NZHerald (read Dalton summary below the 10min video clip).
Tuesday, June 27, 2017   

2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Final results, no North Americans in top ranks

 2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Final results, no North Americans in top ranks The Paralympic Classes World Championship was concluded in Kiel on Sunday. Three more races were held in a 15-18 kn wind.
The situation in the 2.4m before the last race was more than exciting: The frist three boats were separated by 2 points only. Heiko Kröger GER controlled the nerves on his home waters grasping his second World Champions' title. Matt Bugg AUS and Damien Séguin FRA followed on the ranks 2 and 3. Dee Smith USA was demonstrating his class with five top-ten results, but three downers (UFS, DNF, DNC) relegated him on the 16th place overall.
Violeta del Reino ESP won the title in the Hansa 303 women, and Piotr Cichocki POL is World Champion in the Hansa 303 men. Edward Leroy USA did not sail the last four races and finished the Championship on rank 24.
The news and all ranking lists.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X-Youth World Championship 2017 - Torbole ITA - Start today, with 2 USA athletes

 Windsurfing - RS:X-Youth World Championship 2017 - Torbole ITA - Start today, with 2 USA athletes Today, the RS:X Windsurfer Youth World Championship begins on Lake Garda with over 200 participants from 32 nations, men and women, including Steven Cramer and Geronimo Nores from the USA. The favorites come from the big delegations from France and Israel.
The video of the Practice Race of yesterday and the preview.
 
Top News – Monday, June 26, 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017   

AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 4 - Decision today ?

 AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 4 - Decision today ? Light winds prevailed again yesterday on the Great Sound of Bermuda and the Defender 'Team Oracle' with Jimmy Spithill AUS was without any chances against the convincing 'Team New Zealand', not due to lack of speed, but above all because Spithill and his team made too many errors. Match point today as with a 6-1 score, ....just one more victory of Peter Burling NZL and his team will bring the Cup 'home' to New Zealand. This could happen this evening UTC.
The news and the comment of Paul Cayard USA.
Monday, June 26, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results

 Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results The Kiel Week 2017 was concluded yesterday with the Medal Races sailed in quite a fresh breeze.
The dominating Olympic medalists Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS finished the Medal Race in the 470 men as first and left the 2nd-ranked Pawel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS 20 points behind in the overall results. With a second rank in the 470 women Medal Race, Frederike Loewe/Anna Markfort GER replaced Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL on rank 1.
David Gilmour/Joel Turner AUS were the premature winner in the 49ers before the last race. Silver and Bronze went to Przybytek/Kolodzinski POL and Will Philipps/Sam Philipps AUS. In the 49erFX, the leading Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR won the Medal Race as well and were the undisputed overall winners of the Week. Alexandra Moloney/Molly Meech NZL remained on the 2nd place.
In the Finns, Anders Petersen NOR, winning the Medal Race, almost was the surprise of the day, as he was only 2 points short of replacing Deniss Karpak EST on top of the overall rankings. Winning the Medal Race, Thomas Zajac/Barbara Matz AUT made everything clear in the Nacra 17. Jan-Hauke Erichsen/Annn-Kristin Wedemeier GER remained on the 2nd rank with a 10 points' backlog.
North America was represented in the Laser Radial Medal Race only. Results see in the news text below.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, June 26, 2017   

Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results - Gold for Italy in both fleets, good Medal Race of Reineke and Hughes USA

 Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results - Gold for Italy in both fleets, good Medal Race of Reineke and Hughes USA Silvia Zennaro ITA was the premature winner in the Lasers Radial before the Medal Race, sailed in a fresh breeze. In the fight for Silver and Bronze, the Medal Race winner Ecem Güzel TUR moved up on the 2nd place ahead of Nazli Donertas TUR on 3rd. Erika Reineke USA and Haddon Hughes USA finished 2nd and 3rd yesterday and advanced on the 6th and 9th final overall rank.
A 4th place in the Laser Standard Medal Race was good enough for Francesco Marrai ITA to replace the leading Karl-Martin Rammö EST on rank 1. Jack Wetherell GBR, winner of the Medal Race, advanced on the 3rd place.
All ranking lists and the news.
Monday, June 26, 2017   (Image © Studio Taccola)

J/70 - Eurocup Act 3 - Riva del Garda ITA - Final results

 J/70 - Eurocup Act 3 - Riva del Garda ITA - Final results The 3rd Round of the J/70-European Sailing Series ended yesterday with a last race sailed in the morning northerly wind. The Italian teams dominated the competition and the European Champion Claudia Rossi ITA finished first after 7 races with a 15 points' advantage on Carlo Alberini ITA. 73 teams from 17 nations.
The ranking list and the final report (in Italian).
Monday, June 26, 2017   (Image © Martinez Studios)

TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 3

 TP52 - Super Series 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 3 'Ran Racing' of Niklas and Catherine Zennström SWE won Round 3 of the TP52 Super Series off Porto Cervo ITA after a dramatic final downwind in the last race, sailed in a 20-25 kn breeze. 'Quantum Racing' of Doug Devos US and 'Provezza' of Ergin Imre TUR lost their first overall places within minutes of each other with gear failures.
The news with results.
 
Top News – Sunday, June 25, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)

AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 3

 AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 3 After a 5 days' pause, the America's Cup Challenge resumed yesterday with two races. The question, whether 'Oracle' with Jimmy Spithill AUS succeeded to compensate for the speed handicap in the prevailing light air was answered quickly: .... they did with new foils. Only some tactical and handling errors prevented them from winning race 1 and 'Team NZL' put the score one up to 4-0. In the second race, 'Oracle' controlled 'Team NZL' and grasped their first point with a 9 sec advantage to a 4-1 results. This means, that racing will continue at least until Monday to realize 7 victories.
The daily news and the informative comment of Paul Cayard USA.
Sunday, June 25, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 4, no USA and CAN teams in Medal Races

 Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 4, no USA and CAN teams in Medal Races Rain and fresh winds prevailed yesterday during the final races of the Qualification Series for today's Medal Races.
Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS have an 18 points' lead in the 470 men and will hardly loose victory. To be noted, that the second-ranked Sozykin/Gribanov RUS and Diesch/Autenrieth GER have to defend the podium places against several challengers closely behind. Fully open however is the outcome in the 470 women: Skrzypulec/Mrozek POL is only 4 points ahead of Loewe/Markfort GER before the double-points-no-discard Medal Race. Smith/Ryan AUS on the 3rd place are already 12 points back.
Premature winners in the 49ers are David Gilmour/Joel Turner AUS with a 20 points' lead on Przybytek/Kolodzinski POL. Judge Ryan/Hans Henken USA are on rank 21, Andrew and Matthew Mollerus USA on rank 25 among 68 starters. In the 49ersFX lead Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR ahead of Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL. Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA are on rank 17 among 48 starters, Kate Shaner/Caroline Atwood USA did not compete and are now on the 24th place overall.
Winning race, Max Salminen SWE replaced the tied Deniss Karpak EST on top of the Finns. 10 points is the backlog of Anders Pedersen NOR on rank 3.
In the Nacras, Thomas Zajac/Barbara Matz AUT extended their lead on Jan-Haucke Erichsen/Ann-Kristin Wedemeier on 6 points.
The Laser results and comments follow in the news text below.
All ranking lists and the news.

.In the 49ersFX, Victoria Jurczok/Anika Lorenz GER are now 3 points ahead of Tina Lutz/Susan Beuke GER.
Sunday, June 25, 2017   

Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 4, Reineke and Hughes USA qualified for Radials Medal Race

 Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 4, Reineke and Hughes USA qualified for Radials Medal Race Three Final Races concluded yesterday the qualifications for the Medal Race in rain and fresh winds.
With a 15 points advantage, Silvia Zennaro ITA is on a safe way to victory in the Lasers Radial. Nazli Donertas TUR is on rank 2 with a 5 points' lead on the 3rd-ranked Vasileia Karachaliou GRE. Erika Reineke USA and Brenda Bowskill CAN best of their nations had a bad day and dropped on the ranks 8 and 18. Haddon Hughes USA on 9th is now only one rank behind Reineke. Sarah Douglas CAN on the 17th place is the best of her team. Both USA girls are qualified for the Medal Race of today. 69 participants ranked.
The situation in the Lasers Standard is more open. Karl Martin Rammö EST leads 4 points ahead of Philipp Buhl GER. Herrmann Thomasgaard NOR and Francesco Marrai ITA follow only 7 points behind rank 1. Robert Davis CAN is 26th, Yanik Gentry MEX dropped on rank 36.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Sunday, June 25, 2017   

International Classes - Kiel Week, Part 2 - Kiel GER - Day 4

 International Classes - Kiel Week, Part 2 - Kiel GER - Day 4 Yesterday, the 420s, Melges 24s, J/70s and J/80s continued their competition as well.
Daniel Göttlich/Linus Klasen GER dominated their group in the 420s with the ranks 2/1/1, but Anathassopoulos/Tassios GRE did even win all 3 heats of their group and reduced the gap on one point only.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Sunday, June 25, 2017   

2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 4

 2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 4 The World Championship of the Paralympic Classes continued yesterday in rain and a good breeze.
In the 2.4m, Heiko Kröger GER moved on top thanks to 2 race wins. Only one point behind follows Matthew Bugg AUS on 2nd, Damien Séguin FRA on rank 3 has another point's backlog. Dee Smith USA is now 13th, Jacky Gay CAN 33rd among the 43 boats from 26 nations.
In the Hansa 303 women, Violeta del Reino Diez de Valle is first, in the Hansa 303 men, Piotr Chichocki POL replaced Christopher Symonds AUS on top. Edward Leroy USA and his team are 24nd among the 25 starters.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
 
Top News – Saturday, June 24, 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017   (Image © Ricardo Pinto)

AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 3

 AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 3 This evening at 6h UTC, the duel between 'Team New Zealand' with Peter Burling NZL and 'Oracle' with Jimmy Spithill AUS will continue. Four days are left to grasp the Cup with 7 wins. How far will the New Zealanders be at the end of the day .... and go with a matchpoint in tomorrows' races ? Was 'Oracle' in the past five days in a position to make their AC50 faster in the light winds that have been forecast for today ?
The preview.
Saturday, June 24, 2017   

International Classes - Kiel Week, Part 2 - Kiel GER - Day 3

Also in Part 2 of the Kiel Week, dedicated mainly to the Olympic Classes, there are International Classes racing.
With 121 teams from 14 nations, the 420s have once more an impressive fleet on the starting line. Daniel Göttlich/Linus Klasen GER won all four races in their group. Eduard Ferrer/Carlos de Maqua ESP follow with 3 race wins on rank 2. Telis Athanasopoulos/Dimitrios Tassios GRE are 3rd.
In the J/70s, Gordon Nickel GER is first after 3 races.
The Melges 24 sail another Round of their European Sailing Series, and Stephan Gründler GER and his team are on rank 1 after 3 races.
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Saturday, June 24, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 3, Justine Mettraux SUI (Magenta Project) 7th overall

 Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 3, Justine Mettraux SUI (Magenta Project) 7th overall The Solitaire 2017 was concluded yesterday in Dieppe FRA in a fresh reaching breeze after four days in difficult light winds on the English Channel. Charlie Dalin FRA was the winner of the 4th and last leg. Nicolas Lunven FRA grasped his second Solitaire victory ahead of Adrien Hardy FRA and Charlie Dalin FRA. Justine Mettraux SUI on 'Teamwork' (Magenta Project) finished her second Solitaire as best woman on the excellent 7th place overall.
The rankings, the news and the videos.
Saturday, June 24, 2017   

 Act 3 of the J/70 European Sailing Series began on Lake Garda yesterday with two races. Carlo Alberini ITA and his team has taken the lead 2 points ahead of Claudia Rossi ITA. The best Swiss Stefan Seger SUI is on the 36th place among the 72 teams from 19 nations. The results and the news (in Italian).
 
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