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Top News – Friday, May 26, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017   

AC-50-Catamaran - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 1 - Racing postponed

 AC-50-Catamaran - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 1 - Racing postponed Today, the first races of the Louis Vuitton Cup are on the program, but racing had to be postponed to Saturday as the wind forecast for today announces stormy 30 kn plus velocities. According to the new format in place, the Cup Defender i.e. 'Oracle' is allowed to participate in these qualification series. On June 11, the Challenger for the Cup will be determined in a Final Match. Here the program.
An opening media conference was held yesterday with the six skippers presenting their teams. Here the report with video interviews.
The event website.
Friday, May 26, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Delta lloyd Regatta 2017 - Medemblik NED - Day 3 with NorAms

 Olympic Classes - Delta lloyd Regatta 2017 - Medemblik NED - Day 3 with NorAms All classes sailed the full program in light winds and summery temperatures yesterday. Many position changes occurred. With a race win, Pawel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS reclaimed rank 1 in the 470s 2 points ahead of Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED. Another 2 points back are Nikolaus Kampelmühler/Thomas Czajka AUT excellently underway in their first 470 season. In the 49ers, Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER advanced again on rank 1 after a perfect day (1/1/3). Jorge Lima/Jose-Luis Costa POR are 2nd one point behind. In the 49erFX, Enia Nincevic/Peiar Cupac CRO defended their lead in front of Annemiek Bekkering/Jeske Kisters NED and Hannah Mills/Alan Sign GBR new on the ranks 2 and 3. Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA are 8th among the 26 starters. Kiran Badloe NED has moved up on rank 1 with two bullets yesterday in the RS:X man windsurfers with a 20 (!) points gap on the Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED. Gabriel Verrier-Paquette CAN is 22th. Please find the Laser news in the next news text.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the numerous videos.
Today, the Qualification Series will be concluded and already this evening, the first Medal Races are on the program.
Friday, May 26, 2017   

Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 3

 Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 3 Light winds prevailed yesterday making the day for the leading Matthew Wearn difficult. With a 25th race rank and a premature start disqualification, he dived on rank 11 overall. Fight for the Medal Race cut will be the theme of the day for him during the three races planned. Elliot Hanson GBR is now the sole leader but the gaps between the athletes are minimal. Tonci Stipanovic CRO on rank 2 is one point behind. Pavlos Kontides CYP is is back on 3rd thanks to the discarded result. Charlie Buckingham USA is 5th, 8 points behind the podium, and Max Gallant CAN 38th.
As best of the day, rank 5 and 1, Manami Doi JPN has taken the lead in the Lasers Radial at equal points with Tatjana Droszdowskaja BLR. Emma Plaesschart BEL 4 points back is now 3rd. The Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED on rank 9 has to fight for a Medal Race seat in today's last qualification races in her first international event since the Rio Games. Sarah Douglas CAN is 30th.
The Lasers will sail their Medal Races this evening already, to be followed on GPS tracking live.
All ranking lists.
Friday, May 26, 2017   

Star - Swiss Championship 2017 - Steckborn - Day 1

 Star - Swiss Championship 2017 - Steckborn - Day 1 The Starboat Swiss Championship began yesterday on the Lower Lake Constance off Steckborn. The light 8-10 kn northeasterly wind across the small lake made sailing difficult and two races had to be abandoned due to unfair conditions. However, two shortened races could be validated. With the ranks 1 and 4, the first leaders are Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Serge Pulfer CVG one point ahead of Uwe Barth/Steffen Rutz GER. Another point back are Roman Juchli/Philipp Juchli YCA on the 3rd place. Eric Monnin SUI sailing his first Starboat Swiss Championship follows on rank 4. The favorites with Olympian crews Urs Hunkeler/Enrico De Maria YCL and Hubert Merkelbach GER/Brian Fatih USA follow on the ranks 5 and 6.
The ranking list and the news.
 
Top News – Thursday, May 25, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2 with North Americans

 Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2 with North Americans After some start postponements, racing started yesterday afternoon in light and shifty winds allowing to complete the planned program.
In the joint men/women 470 rankings, the new leaders are now Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED one point ahead of the day's best (2/3) Nikolaus Kampelmühler/Thomas Czajka AUT on rank 2. Pavel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS descended on rank 3. In the 49ers, Jorge Lima/Jose-Luis Costa POR have taken the lead, and with two race wins, Yannick Lefebre/Tom Pelsmaekers BEL moved up on the 2nd place. The Olympia medalists Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER follow on the 3rd position. In the 49erFX, Enia Nincevic/Peiar Cupac CRO extended their lead slightly. John Pink/Sophie Ainsworth GBR remain on the 2nd place. Kate Shaner/Caroline Attwood USA are 15th among the 26 starters. Dorijan Van Rjsselberghe NED and 2 points back Kirian Badloe NED are on the ranks 1 and 2 in the RS:X men windsurfers. Jimmy Lebron CAN is 26th. Please find the Laser news in the next news text. The other Olympic classes do not compete due to lack of participants.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Thursday, May 25, 2017   

Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2, Buckingham USA 4th

 Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2, Buckingham USA 4th Races 3 and 4 were sailed yesterday in light and shifty winds.
Pavlos Kontides CYP failed in one race (rank 33) and dropped on the 13th place for the moment. Elliot Hanson GBR and Matthews Wearn AUS lead now jointly at equal points, one point ahead of Luke Elliott AUS 3. With two good races (1/4), Charlie Buckingham USA advanced on the 4th place overall, only 2 points behind the leader.
Emma Plaeschart BEL moved on top of the Lasers Radial one point in front of Tatjana Droszdowskaja BLR. The best of the day Pernelle Michon FRA advanced on the 3rd place. Sarah Douglas CAN however suffered a black-flag disqualification and dropped on the 25th place.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Thursday, May 25, 2017   

Optimist - Team Racing - Trofeo Rizzotti - Venedig ITA - Final results, USA dominance

 Optimist - Team Racing - Trofeo Rizzotti - Venedig ITA - Final results, USA dominance The four-boats' Optimist team of the Fort Lauderdale YC won the most important European Team-Race-Series in Venice ITA over the past weekend without a defeat, ahead of the Italian National Team beaten only by the Americans. With Mit Lisot New York, another US team finished on rank 3. The ranking lists and the news.
 
Top News – Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1

 Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1 Sun and favorable wind conditions around 15 kn prevailed yesterday in Medemblik at the Delta Lloyd Regatta and 2 or 3 races per class were completed.
The 470s are sailing in one fleet. Pavel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS won both heats and lead overall ahead of Matteo Capurro/Matteo Puppo ITA on 2nd and Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED as best women's team on 3rd. In the 49ers, Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER lead ahead of Jorge Lima/José-Luis Costa POR. John Pink/Sophie Ainsworth GBR are on top of the 49ersFX in front of Enia Nincevic/Igor Marenic CRO. The first all-women team are Dewi Couvert/Anette Duetz NED on the 3rd place. The Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rjsselberghe NED dominated the RS:X men windsurfer winning all three heats. The result of the Finns, Nacra17 and RS-X women were not yet available this morning.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
 
Top News – Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   

Laser Radial & Standard - Euromasters 2017 - Act 2 - Oostende BEL - Final results, Seidenberg USA 4th

 Laser Radial & Standard - Euromasters 2017 - Act 2 - Oostende BEL - Final results, Seidenberg USA 4th Three more races were sailed in both fleets yesterday, the final day of the Laser Euromasters in Oostende BEL.
Wilmar Groenendijk NED defended his lead in the Radials. The best of the day Martin Van Olffen NED moved up on the 2nd rank overall. Among the best of the day was also Peter Seidenberg USA, sailing in the 'Legends' category (above 70 years), who advanced on the 4th place overall among the 25 participants.
Thomas Müller GER is the overall winner in the Standards ahead of Rik Wolters NED. Alan Davies GBR and Wolfgang Gerz GER follow on the ranks 3 and 4.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   

Match Racing - World Ranking List - 18th may 2017, Canfield ISV 1st men, Roble USA 2nd women

 Match Racing - World Ranking List - 18th may 2017, Canfield ISV 1st men, Roble USA 2nd women The elite Match Race activity was low during the past 30 days and the World Rankings did not change much.
In the men's rankings, Taylor Canfield ISV keeps the lead ahead of Phil Robertson NZL and Matthew Jerwood AUS.
In the women's, Anna Kjellberg SWE is first ahead of Stephanie Roble USA and Camilla Ulrikkeholm DEN.
All rankings.
 
Top News – Monday, May 22, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Riva ITA - Final results, Ayres USA (with Mark Reynolds) 2nd

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Riva ITA - Final results, Ayres USA (with Mark Reynolds) 2nd During the final race of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series on Lake Garda yesterday, Carlo Fracassoli ITA discovered his direct challengers for victory way back in the fleet, and he allowed himself an early home time abandoning the race. 7 points is the advantage in the final rankings. Winning the last heat, Bruce Ayres USA (with Mark Reynolds USA) moved up on the 2nd place overall. Robert Bakoczy HUN defended his 3rd rank. 39 teams.
The ranking list, the event website and the video.
Monday, May 22, 2017   

5.5m - German & Dutch National Championship 2017 - Tutzing GER - Final results

 5.5m - German & Dutch National Championship 2017 - Tutzing GER - Final results The joint German and Dutch 5.5 mIJ Championships on Lake Starnberg were concluded yesterday with three races sailed in a very shifty Eastwind. Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI) added a 2nd and a 1st place to their result sheet and as premature champions did not start to the last race. Jürg Menzi SUI finished on the 2nd place, Arend Jan Pasman NED was 3rd.
The ranking list and the report of Christoph Burger SUI.
 
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