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News – Friday, August 26, 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016   

Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 4

 Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 4 Yesterday, the U21 Lasers Standard started the Final Series at the Europeans split in a Gold- and Silverfleet, while the Radials continued in one fleet.
In the Laser Standard Goldfleet, the duel between Joel Rodriguez ESP and Jonatan Vadnai HUN - on top with the same number of points - went on. Third with a 9 points' backlog is now Nils Theuninck SUI. Patrick Dopping DEN and John Cookson GBR follow at equal points on rank 4. In the U19-rankings of the Standards, Jonatan Vadnai HUN stays obviously on rank 1.
In the Radials, Sandra Lulic CRO remains on rank 1. Monika Mikkola FIN advanced on the 2nd place with a 10 points' deficit on the leader. Martina Reina ESP on the 3rd position is at equal points with Mikkola.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Friday, August 26, 2016   

Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 3

 Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 3 Top thermal breeze conditions prevailed on Lake Uri also yesterday, and - surprisingly - the wind filled in by noon already inspite of the extremely hot day. Three races were completed and with the ranks 1/2/1, Eric Monnin SUI and his team extended their lead. No doubt that Monnin will hold his first place in the last races today. Unfortunately, the overall rankings have not yet beeb posted on the event website, but there is a short daily report.
Friday, August 26, 2016   

Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 1

 Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 1 Sun and a 10-14 kn breeze made the first day of the Melges 20 World Championship at the Tuscany Coast a success, allowing to complete three good races. Michael Illbruck GER (with John Kostecki USA as tactician) won two and took the overall lead, 4 points ahead of Drew Freides USA (Morgan Reeser USA) on 2nd and Achille Onorato ITA (Cameron Appleton NZL) on 3rd.
The results and the daily news.
Friday, August 26, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 4

The 5.5 m Worlds continued yesterday with two races sailed in moderate winds. The defending champion and interim's leader Kristian Nergaard NOR had not his best day and the outcome of the Championship is again fully open. The best of the day Bo Selko DEN and his team advanced on rank 2, only 4 points behind Nergaard. Henrik Lundberg FIN is new on rank 3. Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI - here his report) is only one point behind with good chances on a Medal as well. Jürg Menzi SUI winning a race yesterday reducing the gap on rank 3 to 4 points can also still hope for a place on the podium.
The results.
Friday, August 26, 2016   

Laser - Swiss Championship 2016 - Silvaplana - Final results

The Laser Swiss Championship on Lake Silvaplana ended yesterday in good Maloja breeze conditions with two races for each of the three classes.
The Laser 4.7 (PDF) Championship was disputed until the last race with Finn Holtrop NED grasping the title winning the final heat. Paolo Ferrari CVLL and Gauthier Verhulst CNP follow tied on the ranks 2 and 3 only one point behind. Also at equal points, but with lower race rankings finished Matthew Keller SNG on 4th. The best Girl Annabelle Westerhof NED is on rank 5, only 2 points behind the first.
Clear however was the situation in the Laser Radial (PDF) with Max Haenssler AVP winning 4 of the 5 races. Grégoire Peverelli SNG and Artur Baudet SNG completed the podium. Sarah Bos NED on rank 9 is the best Girl in the 36 boats' fleet. Guillaume Girod SNG in the Laser Standard (PDF) has also 4 race wins on his results sheet keeping Patrick Fleischhacker CVVT on rank 2. Blaise Fruttero CNV moved up on the 3rd position.
 
News – Thursday, August 25, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016   

Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 3

 Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 3 The initial fresh wind days were over yesterday with a light breeze allowing just one race per fleet.
In the Standards, the favorites both won the races in their groups, and thanks to the better discard result, Joel Rodriguez ESP has now taken the overall fleet ahead of Jonatan Vadnai HUN at equal points. On rank 3 follows Patrick Dopping DEN. The leading Laser Radial women must have disliked the light wind, as all sailed their discard result. Sandra Lulic CRO remains on top 3 points ahead of Marie Barrué FRA. Winning the race, Valentina Balbi ITA moved up on rank 3.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Thursday, August 25, 2016   

Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 2

 Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 2 Due to the very hot weather yesterday - and today should be the same - the thermal breeze filled in only in the afternoon around 15h CET, but it stayed on longer and nevertheless, two races could be completed.
Eric Monnin SUI defended the overall lead with the day ranks 1 and 4. As a number of protests have not been deliberated yet, Race Management decided to not post a preliminary ranking list. It should follow during the morning on the event website.
The event facebook page.
Thursday, August 25, 2016   

Laser - Swiss Championship 2016 - Silvaplana - Day 3

 Laser - Swiss Championship 2016 - Silvaplana - Day 3 After two days with unsailable Northwinds, the thermal Maloja breeze finally filled in yesterday and all three fleets completed 3 races each.
In the Lasers Standard (PDF), Guillaume Girod SNG confirmed his role as favorite, winning all three heats. In his comeback after a long absence from sail racing, Patrick Fleischhacker CVVT finished three times as 2nd. 3rd are at equal points Markus Ochs CVVT and Lauri Kalkkinen SNG. In the Lasers Radial (PDF), the biggest fleet with 38 participants, Max Haenssler AVP is on top with three race wins. Jacopo Scornaienghi CVLL and Arthur Baudet SNG follow on the ranks 2 and 3. In the Lasers 4.7 (PDF), three athletes are on top at equal points: Joshua Schopfer SNG, Finn Holtrop NED dnd Lino Kersting YCL, all on 13 points. One point back, Felix Baudet SNG and Gauthier Verhulst CNP will also fight for the title in today's final races. The announced wind conditions should again allow to finish tree races per fleet.
Thursday, August 25, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Kopenhagen DEN - Day 3

 5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Kopenhagen DEN - Day 3 The 5.5 m World Championship continued yesterday in a moderate 5-10 kn breeze.
Kristian Nergaard NOR defended his lead with the day ranks 2 and 5 and is now on top of the rankings with an 11 points' advantage on Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI). See Chris' short report). With a race win, Arend-Jan Pasman NED moved up on rank 3. Jürg Menzi SUI as best of the Swiss delegation had his best day and is now on rank 6 overall.
The results.
Thursday, August 25, 2016   

Moth - German Open - Walchensee GER - Final results

 Moth - German Open - Walchensee GER - Final results 44 Moths from 8 nations sailed at the German Class Championship on the Walchensee, and the 12 planned races could be completed in a good thermal breeze. Finishing 9 times as race winner, Stefano Rizzi SUI was a class of his own winning ahead of Marco Lanulfi ITA and Adriano Petrino SUI. Maximilian Mäge GER on 4th missed the podium by one point only.
The results, the report and the TV clip.
 
News – Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016   

Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 2

 Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 2 Sun and fresh winds prevailed also on the second day of the Laser U21 Europeans, and all three fleets completed 2 races each.
In the Lasers Standard as at the U21 Worlds in Kiel, the duel between Jonatan Vadnai HUN and Joel Rodriguez ESP seems to continue. They occupy the top two ranks separated be one point only. Joan Cardona ESP follows on the 3rd place. Jonatan Vadnai HUN is also leading in the U19 rankings.
In the Radials, the new leader is Sandra Lulic CRO 3 points ahead of Marie Barrué FRA. Anna Zelic CRO is now 3rd.
All ranking lists, the event website and the event facebook page.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016   

Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 1

 Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 1 The Platu-25 World Championship in Brunnen SUI began yesterday with two races sailed in an excellent Lake Uri thermal breeze. Eric Monnin SUI, newcomer in the class, won both races. Thomas Laherstorfer AUT finished twice on rank 2. On rank 3 follows the defending champion Francesco Lanera ITA. Matthias Bermejo SUI follows one point behind on rank 4.
The ranking list, the daily news and the event facebook page.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 2

 5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 2 Variable light winds challenged the teams at the 5.5 m Worlds in Copenhagen, and some of the favorites had some bad races. With the day ranks 3 and 5, the defending Champion Kristian Nergaard NOR extended his lead. The second-ranked Hans-Peter Schmid SUI - yesterday with a race win - is already 7 points behind. The second race win of the day went to Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI), advancing on rank 3 tied with Philipp Dürr SUI on 4th at equal points. The results and the facebook short report of Christoph Burger SUI.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016   

IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 3, Line honors for Rambler USA

 IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 3, Line honors for Rambler USA Yesterday evening around 22h CET, 'Rambler' of George David USA with Brad Butterworth NZL took the line honours at Monaco. The mostly ligh winds - only in the Bonifacio Strait, the breeze was up to 25 kn - did not allow a new record time. 'Wild Joe' of Martin Josza HUN on rank 2 arrived with a 4 hours' backlog. The following teams have been 20 miles before the finish line this morning at press deadline. auf Rang 2.
The race viewer with ranking lists and the daily news.
 
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News – Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016   

Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 1

 Laser Standard & Radial - U21 European Championship 2016 - Split CRO - Day 1 A fresh 20-25 kn breeze prevailed in Split CRO yesterday on the first day of the U21-European Championship of the Lasers Standard and Radial. The winners of the U21-Worlds in Kiel are on the list of participants.
The 85 Lasers Standard are sailing in two groups. Day winners were Maxim Nikolaev RUS and Juan Cardona ESP. The top finishers in the Lasers Radial were Marie Barrué FRA ahead of Sandra Lulic CRO and Ana Zelic CRO.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 1

 5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 1 Moderate but very shifty winds prevailed yesterday in Copenhagen at the 5.5 m World Championship. One race has been completed with the defending Champion Kristian Nergaard NOR as winner ahead of Rolf Kellenberger SUI and Arend-Jan Pasman NED. On the 4th place followed Jürg Menzi SUI. 38 teams from 10 nations participated. The results and the event website.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016   

Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Start today

 Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Start today Perfect Lake Uri thermal breeze conditions prevailed on the first day of the Platu-25-World Championship 2016 with the Practice Race. Today, the 30 teams from 10 nations will start racing. Favorites are the experienced Italian teams, but Thomas Laherstorfer AUT, Matthias Bermejo SUI or Tom Studer SUI are also names to expect among the best. Interesting will also be the premiere of the Match Race World Ranking top- 5 helmsman Eric Monnin SUI for the first time starting on a Platu. The event website.
The Platu Worlds is the main event of this year's Windweek in Brunnen SUI. On the coming weekend, the Lake Lucerne 50-Miles-Trophy will finish at the venue, and the Regio-Cup of the Central-Switzerland Youth teams will take place. A full program on the Lake and ashore will challenge and entertain competitors and spectators. A preview (PDF).
 
News – Monday, August 22, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016   (Image © Andrea Pisapia)

M32-Catamaran - Mediterranean Series - Act 3 - Riva ITA - Final results

 M32-Catamaran - Mediterranean Series - Act 3 - Riva ITA - Final results Act 3 of the Mediterranean Sailing Series was concluded yesterday with another 8 races sailed in a moderate Ora. Jacopo Plazzi ITA realised his first M32 victory ahead of Riccardo Simoneschi ITA and Richard Davies SUI (with Chris Rast SUI). First in the Annual Rankings after 3 of the 5 planned events is Simoneschi ITA. The report with rankings.
Monday, August 22, 2016   

Windsurfing - Swiss Championship 2016 - Silvaplana - Final results

 Windsurfing - Swiss Championship 2016 - Silvaplana - Final results The weather change over Europe, forcing the organisers to abandon the traditional - 39th edition - Engadine Marathon, stayed on during Sunday as well, and no racing was possible for the Formula Course-Racer and the Slalom Specialists.
With 4 races completed, the Course-Race Swiss Championship could be validated, whereas the Slalom Swiss Championship with only one run is not valid. The 2016 Swiss Champion is Sebastian Kördel GER ahead of Nico Prien GER 2nd and Richard Stauffacher SUI 3rd. Heidi Ulrich SUI is the best-ranked woman.
The report.
Monday, August 22, 2016   

J/70 - Deutsche Segel Bundesliga - Act 3 - Berlin GER

 J/70 - Deutsche Segel Bundesliga - Act 3 - Berlin GER Round 3 of the German National Sailing League was sailed on the Berlin Wannsee over the past weekend in light winds. The Club Teams from the southern part of Germany, used to light wind conditions, felt at ease. After 7 races, the Deutsche Touring YC with Julian Stückel was first ahead of the Lindauer SC and the Bayrische YC. Here the ranking list. Overall leader of the Annual Rankings after 3 of the 5 rounds is now the Deutsche Touring YC.
In the 2nd German Sailing League, the teams from Northern Germany were in front. The Mühlenberger SC was on rank 1 ahead of the SK 'Wappen aus Bremen'. The ranking list.
Visit also the event website with a video summary of the event.
Monday, August 22, 2016   

IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 1

 IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 1 Yesterday, the start to the offshore race Palermo-Monte Carlo was given. A record-size fleet was at the start with 57 yachts, among them 6 Maxis. As expected, the 88-foot-Maxi 'Rambler' with Brad Butterworth NZL steering took the lead. The record time is 47 hrs 45 min of the Super-Maxi 'Esimit Europa 2'. It has to be seen, whether this record will be beaten in the prevailing moderate winds around 8 kn. The report.
 
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