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Top News – Thursday, June 21, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Gothenborg SWE - Leg 11 - Start today

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Gothenborg SWE - Leg 11 - Start today Today at 14h CET (12h UMT) the 7 teams of the Volvo Ocean Race will attack the final leg of the race to Den Haag NED. The tension is on since 3 teams still are on the hunt of the overall victory: 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP) and 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) are on top of the ranking while 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) is just one point back - the ranking and the official preview.
Another intresting fight within the race will go on between team mates Peter Burling NZL and Blair Tuke NZL: They grabbed the 49er gold medal at the Rio Olympics and won the America's Cup together with 'Team New Zealand'. Now sailing on different boats - Burling NZL on 'Brunel', Tuke NZL on 'Mapfre' - they are fighting for the third big title within just two years ! The report.
As always the race can be followed by the race tracker.
Thursday, June 21, 2018   

Olympic Classes - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Day 1

 Olympic Classes - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Day 1 In moderate to strong winds (12-18kn) the Olympic Classes started their Kiel Week yesterday with a full programm of 2 to 3 races. First leaders in the 470er men are Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS with an almost perfect day (1/2). 2 points back Doi/Kimura JPN follow on 2nd. In the 470 women Nadine Böhm/Ann-Christin Goliass GER and 3 points behing Fabienne Oester/Anastasya Winkel GER are topping the rankings. After 3 races for the 49ers 4 teams are sharing the lead on equal points: Dunning/Gunn NZL, Fischer/Péquin FRA, Buksak/Wierzbicki POL and Frei/Delpech FRA. In the 49erFX Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA took over the lead followed by Maloney/Meech NZL two points back. Ed Wright GBR is on top of the Finn ahead of Tapio Nirkko FIN. In the Nacra-17-catamaran Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS won all 3 races, Gemma Joes/Jason Saunders NZL and Riley Gibbs/Louisa Chafee USA are 2nd on equal points. All rankings and the daily report.
Thursday, June 21, 2018   

Laser - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Day 1

 Laser - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Day 1 Good conditions with winds around 15kn on the first day of the Olympic part of the Kiel week allowed a full programm of two races for both Laser classes. In the Laser Standard Filip Jurisic CRO und Karl-Martin Rammo EST share the lead on equal points. Two points back Elliot Hanson GBR is on third.
In the Laser Radial Maxime Jonker NED won both races of her group, Anne-Marie Rindom DEN and Manami Doi JPN are completing the podium.
All rankings and the daily report.
 
Top News – Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018   

Various classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Part 1 - Final results

 Various classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Part 1 - Final results Yesterday, part one of the Kieler Woche for the international classes came to a close. With 31 points ahead, Matthias Berthet / Aleksander Franks NOR were clear winners of the 29er Eurocup. Much tighter was the final decision among the 505 : Quirk / Jess GER won, 2 points ahead of Köchlin / Achterberg GER. Christoph Homeier GER remained at the top of the Contenders, as did Lars-Johan Brodtkorb NOR at Europe class. Thanks to the victory in the last race, Lütke / Schäfers GER managed to win in the Flying Dutchman ahead of the tied Bojsen -Möller / Bojsen-Möller DEN. Stephan Fels / Ulf Hügel SUI again improved their ranking to 9. With an impressive 41 points lead Cesare Barambino ITA won the Laser 4.7 competition. Tytus Butowski POL won in the Laser Radial.
Due to an early start Gauthier Verhulst SUI dropped back to 9 th overall. From today onwards, the Laser Radial men will sail their World Cup. All other Leaderboards
Wednesday, June 20, 2018   

Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Part II - First races today

 Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Part II - First races today Since the loss of its World Cup status the Kiel Week has become kind of a beer festival with sailing boats. Not this time though thanks to joint World Championships of the Olympic classes in Aarhus DEN which starts in 3 weeks time. The entry lists are full of
international talent of the top level in the Olympic sailing. Here all Entry lists. Of course we will report daily again. The result service is the only thing that really works on the event website. The wind forecasts promise fresh winds between 15 and 25kn for the rest of the week.
 
Top News – Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018   

Various classes - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Day 3

 Various classes - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Day 3 Today, the first part of the Kiel Week will come to a close. Apparently there were good sailing conditions again for further races yesterday. In the 29er Eurocup the first 5 races of the final were sailed in the Gold- and Silverfleet. Mathis Berthet / Aleksander Franks NOR continue to lead. In the 5o5er Wolfgang Hunger / Julien Kleiner GER moved up to the lead. Christian Homeier GER increased his lead to 10 points in the Contender. In the FD[/ URL], class, König / Brack GER held on to rank 1, followed by Bojsen-Möller / Bojsen- Möller DEN on rank 2. Stephan Fels / Ulf Hügel SUI improved to rank 10. With 4 race wins in a row, Lars-Jacob Brodtkorb NOR built on his lead in the [URL=manage2sail.com/en-US/event/kiwo18#!/results?classId=eur]Europes .
In the Laser 4.7, Cesare Barabino ITA is now 20 points ahead. There is a quadruple Polish lead with Tytus Butowski POL in 1st place in the Laser Radial(open). Gauthier Verhulst SUI as the best of the 10 competing Swiss moved up to 5th place. Jan Kurfeld GER leads the fleet of theOK-dinghy. All Other leaderboards and the event website, without any further information on the day's events.
 
Top News – Monday, June 18, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Gothenburg - Inport Race

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Gothenburg - Inport Race In Gothenburg the 7 teams of the Volvo Ocean Race sailed their last Inport-Race of this year's edition. In moderate winds it was 'Vestas' with Charlie Enright USA who crossed the finish line first. Behind 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP) finished 3rd and secured the overall victory in the Inport-Rankings. The report and the video.
The start of the last leg will take place on thursday.
Monday, June 18, 2018   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 - Barcelona ESP - Final results

 GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 - Barcelona ESP - Final results In a moderate seabreeze the 3rd act of the Extreme Sailing Series concluded yesterday in Barcelona. 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI defended her lead and moved to the top of the annual ranking. In second place overall on equal points with the Swiss is 'SAP Extreme Sailing' with Adam Minoprio NZL. After finishing second in Barcelona, 'Oman Air' with Phil Robertson NZL is now just one point back in 3rd overall. The report including the ranking list and the videos.
Monday, June 18, 2018   

Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2

 Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2 Good conditions prevailed in Kiel yesterday. All classes sailed 4 to 5 races In the huge fleet of the 29ers, who sail the 3rd act of the Eurocup, Berthet/Franks NOR are on top. In the 5o5 Quirk/Jess GER and Köchlin/Achterberg GER share the lead on equal points. Christoph Homeier GER moved up to 1st in the Contender. Lars-Jacob Brodtkorb NOR is leading the Europes. After 4 races sailed König/Brack GER are Nr 1 in the Flying DutchmanD. Best of the 109 Laser 4.7 is Cesare Barabino ITA. In the Laser Radial (open) fleet Julian Hoffmann GER is the first leader.
All other ranking lists and the event website without any further information.
 
Top News – Sunday, June 17, 2018
Sunday, June 17, 2018   (Image © Marina Muina)

J/70 - European Championship 2018 - Vigo ESP - Final results

 J/70 - European Championship 2018 - Vigo ESP - Final results Big surprise on the final day of the J/70 Europeans in Vigo ESP ! In a moderate seabreeze former TP52 and Farr 40 world champion Alberto Rossi ITA succeded to pass Peter Duncan USA with an almost perfect day (1/2) by one single point and grab the title. Bronze goes to the local youngsters with Luis Bugallo ESP (22 y) helming, who won the corinthian title as well. The final results, the report and the video of the day.
Sunday, June 17, 2018   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series 2018 - Act 3 - Barcelona ESP - Day 3

 GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series 2018 - Act 3 - Barcelona ESP - Day 3 On day 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Barcelona eight further races were sailed in a moderate seabreeze yesterday. 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI had a strong day. With five race victories they managed to take the lead in the overall standings. Ten points back Adam Minoprios NZL 'SAP Extreme Sailing Team' moved up to 2nd. Roman Hagara AUT and his 'Redbull Sailing Team' fell back to 3rd after they were disqualified for a collision with 'Oman Air' (Phil Robertson NZL) who had to retire for the last 3 races. Both teams are now on equal points 21 points behind 'Alinghi. The results and the daily report.
Sunday, June 17, 2018   

Moth - Eurocup 2018 - Act 3 - Lake Achen AUT - Day 2

 Moth - Eurocup 2018 - Act 3 - Lake Achen AUT - Day 2 Good conditions with thermal winds prevailed on the 2nd day of the Eurocup (and Austrian Championship) on lake Achen, where another 5 races have been sailed yesterday. With four race victories Maximilian Mäge GER was the man of the day. However, in the overall rankings he is only 11th place as he was not sailing on the first day. Still on top Michael Schönleitner AUT 6 points ahead of Philipp Hribar AUT 2. The results.
Sunday, June 17, 2018   

Contender, Hobie 16, IRC - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 1

 Contender, Hobie 16, IRC - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 1 On the starting day of this year's Kiel Week apparently there was not much wind, just enough for one race for the Contender, the Hobie 16 and the big boats. Volker Niedeck GER was successful in the Contender and Jens Goritz/Kerstin Wichardt GER won the race in the Hobie 16 class. All other rankings. We couldn't find a daily report on the event website.
 
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