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Top News – Monday, March 27, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma de Mallorca ESP - first races today

 Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma de Mallorca ESP - first races today The Trofeo Princesa Sofia on Palma Bay begins today, the traditional opening of the European Olympic Classes season with 656 boats from 56 nations, including North Americans in the 470s (USA), 49ers (USA), Finn (USA, CAN), Laser Standard (6x USA, CAN MEX), Laser Radial (USA, CAN), Nacra-17 (PUR), RS:X men (USA) and RS:X women (USA). A special interest will go to the 470 debut of the 2016 World Sailing Youth Champions (sailed on 420s) Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA. Starting another Olympic campaign, this time for Tokyo 2020, are the experienced Charlie Buckingham USA and Robert Davis CAN in the Lasers Standard as well as Erika Reineke USA and Brenda Bowskill CAN in the Lasers Radial.
According to the wind forecast, a fresh breeze from Northeast, veering to West during the afternoon will prevail. Racing can be followed with a live ticker.
The preview.
Monday, March 27, 2017   

Dragon - International Italian Dragon Cup - San Remo ITA - Final results

 Dragon - International Italian Dragon Cup - San Remo ITA - Final results The Dragon Italian National Championship was concluded in San Remo yesterday with two races. Winning the first one, Ingo Ehrlicher/Thomas Auracher/Philipp Malte GER could omit the last heat and were the premature champions closely followed by Pedro Andrade POR and Yevgenij Braslavets UKR/UAE at equal points.
The results and the event website with photos.
Monday, March 27, 2017   

Nicolas Hénard, the new President of the Fédération Française de Voile

 Nicolas Hénard, the new President of the Fédération Française de Voile Last Saturday in Paris, the double Tornado Olympic Champion (1988/1992) Nicolas Hénard was elected as new President of the French Sailing Federation (FFV) replacing Jean-Pierre Champion, resigning after 20 years in office. France has been a leading sail-racing nation for decades, not only in Olympic sailing, including wind- and kite-sailing, but also in offshore racing where France has been a class of her-own since ever.
The news.
 
Top News – Sunday, March 26, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma de Mallorca ESP

Tomorrow begins the 48th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia on Palma Bay / Mallorca ESP, the first encounter of the 2020 Olympic campaigners. As always after Olympic Games, a number teams have abandonded the Olympic circuit, newcomers show up or athletes change from one class to another, and in many cases, a new ranking order might emerge. The most famous migrator to a new class is Robert Scheidt BRA, 5-times Olympic medalist and multiple World Champion in the Laser and Starboat class, who will sail his second regatta in the 49er skiff class after Miami in January, not an easy task in a highclass 60 boats' fleet from 22 nations. The top Newzealanders and Australians, engaged in the America's Cup in a few weeks, will not be present, but considerable delegations from China, South America and Arab Countries bring new blood to the class.
To be noted that more and more athletes use individual media channels in addition to the official event website with information such as entry lists, results and general news. Individual websites, personal facebook pages and own youtube video channels have been launched by many.
Some classes have volunteered to test new regatta formats to make sailing more interesting for a larger public without hampering the fairness of the competition. The Finns, RS:X-Windsurfers, 470s and Skiffs have individual Sailing Instructions to be tested in view of the Worldcup Events and the Olympics. The the report, the official preview and the event website.
Sunday, March 26, 2017   

M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Final results

 M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Final results Moderate shifty winds prevailed yesterday during the Semi Finals and Finals of the first World Match Racing Tour Round 2017 on the Swan River in Perth AUS. The reigning World Champion controlled the ambitious Western Australian competition. Phil Robertson NZL defeated Dave Gilmour AUS 3-1 in the Semis and the surprising Matt Jerwood AUS in the Final with smashing 3-0. In the Petite Final, Torvar Mirsky AUS had the upperhand on Gilmour AUS with 2-1.
The news with results.
 
Top News – Saturday, March 25, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017   (Image © Ian Roman)

M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Day 5

 M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Day 5 The Quarter Finals were held in a freshening seabreeze yesterday, and the local teams dominated again and qualified for today's Semi Finals. Dave Gilmour AUS eliminated the favorite Taylor Canfield ISV with 3-1, Matt Jerwood AUS defeated Chris Steele NZL after a close fight with 3-2 and Torvar Mirsky AUS had the upperhand on Yann Guichard FRA. The only non-Australian advancing to the Semis was the Matchrace World Champion Phil Robertson NZL with a 3-1 win over Steve Thomas AUS. Racing will start on Saturday morning at 6h UTC and can be followed on livestream on this website.
The results and the daily news.
 
Top News – Friday, March 24, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017   

M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Day 4

 M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Day 4 Yesterday, the Round of 16 were concluded and the local public could applaud the Quarter Final qualifications of David Gilmour AUS, Torvar Mirsky AUS, Matt Jerwood AUS and Steve Thomas AUS. Phil Robertson NZL and Chris Steele NZL complemented the strong downunder representation. From the Northern Hemisphere, only Taylor Canfield ISV and Yann Guichard FRA made the next round.
This morning, the Quarter Finals are underway, beginning with a surprise as David Gilmore AUS eliminated Taylor Canfield ISV with 3-1.Right now, the second duel between Phil Robertson NZL and Steve Thomas AUS sees the Kiwi in the lead with 2-1.
The results and the daily news.
Friday, March 24, 2017   (Image © Monika Meier)

420 - Regata Nazionale - Riva del Garda ITA - Day 1

 420 - Regata Nazionale - Riva del Garda ITA - Day 1 Yesterday, the 420 Regata Nazionale began on Lake Garda with 150 teams from 9 nations. For once, the Garda wind machine was out of work, and the very light slackening Southwind allowed for on an upwind leg before the race was abandoned. For today, sunny weather has been forecast and the 'Ora' breeze should fill in by early afternoon.
The news.
Friday, March 24, 2017   (Image © James Robinso Taylor)

Dragon - International Italian Dragon Cup - San Remo ITA - Day 1

 Dragon - International Italian Dragon Cup - San Remo ITA - Day 1 The international Dragon Cup in San Remo, announced as Italian Championship, began yesterday with 31 teams from 11 nations, among them the favorites Jewgenij Braslavets UKR/UAE, Werner Fritz GER/RUS, Mikhail Senatorov RUS or Gavia Wilkinson-Cox GBR. Apparently, there was no racing yesterday, as the event website contains neither results nor news.
 
Top News – Thursday, March 23, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017   (Image © Ian Roman)

M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Day 3

 M32-Catamaran - World Match Racing Tour 2017 - Act 1 - Perth AUS - Day 3 5 of the 8 Super-16 finals have been completed up to now. The biggest surprise was the 0-3 defeat of the six-times World Champion Ian Wiliams GBR against Matt Jerwood AUS. The other clear 3-0 winners were Taylor Canfield ISV (vs Pieter Jan Postma NED) and Yann Guichard FRA (3-0 vs Sam Gilmour AUS). Chris Steele NZL had a hard fight - 3 to 2 - with Jonas Warrer DEN. The Aussie duel between David Gilmour AUS and Evan Walker AUS went in favor of Gilmour 3-1.
The daily news and the results. The last three round-of-16 finals can be followed over livestream this morning UTC.
 
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