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Top News – Saturday, January 20, 2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018   

VOR-65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 18 - Win for 'Scallywag' - out for 'Vestas'

 VOR-65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 18 - Win for 'Scallywag' - out for 'Vestas' Yesterday evening UTC, Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag (David Witt AUS) crossed the finish line at her home port Hong Kong as expected as winner of leg 4 of the Ocean Race. 3 hours later, 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA, Franck Cammas FRA) followed, making for a Chinese double victory. Bad luck for the second place 'Vestas' (Peter Towhill USA), who had to retire 30 miles from the finish after a collision with a fishing boat. The news. The remaining 6 teams arrived within 10 hours.
The positions of leg 4 and the news.
In the overall rankings, 'Dongfeng' has reduced the backlog on the leading 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP) to 3 points.
 
Top News – Friday, January 19, 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018   

VOR-65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 18 - Arrival today

 VOR-65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 18 - Arrival today Today in the late afternoon. 'Scallywag' with David Witt AUS will take the line honours of leg 4 in Hong Kong. Her most persistent pursuer 'Vestas' (John Towill USA) is currently in stealth mode, but in the prevailing conditions, the advantage of roughly 50nm will not deminish substantially. The fight will be for rank 2 between 'Vestas' and 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA, Franck Cammas FRA) 65nm behind. The positions in the second part of the fleet are unknown momentariyl as 'Turn the tide on plastic' (Dee Caffari GBR) and 'Team Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) are currently invisible in stealth mode. The estimated time of arrival of the winner will be between 18h and 20h CET.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Friday, January 19, 2018   

Contender - Australian National Championship 2018 - Mornington AUS - Final results

 Contender - Australian National Championship 2018 - Mornington AUS - Final results The National Australian Contender Championship 2018 was concluded yesterday in Mornington/ Bay of Melbourne. With 79 participants, the event - a tune-up for the World Championship beginning on Tuesday at the same venue - was exceptionally well-attended this year.
The Australians dominated the event and after 6 races, Jason Beebe AUS took the title 8 points ahead of Jono Neate AUS. Best non-Australian was Christoph Homeier GER on rank 7. The best woman was Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI on the remarkable 34th place. The race results and the event website.
 
Top News – Thursday, January 18, 2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018   

VOR-65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 17

 VOR-65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 17 With 600nm left to the finish line of leg 4 in Hong Kong, the situation is heating up. Slackening and shifty winds as well as the busy commercial traffic will make the final approach tactically difficult. After 'Dongfeng', the leading 'Scallywag' as well as 'Vestas' switched to stealth mode yesterday and we shall not know before 13h UTC today, whether the positions of the leading boats have changed. However, Scallywag', leading with almost 100nm, but having lost speed, will most probably keep the first place and remain on a safe track to the line honours. In the fight for the overall lead 'Dongfeng' would have to win leg 4 to catch up with the 6-point deficit on 'Mapfre'. Expected time of arrival in Hong Kong is tomorrow afternoon.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
 
Top News – Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (Image © Konrad Frost)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 16

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 16 During the past 24h, the fleet was again making good progress in well-established trade winds, and the leading 'Scallywag', 87nm ahead of the immediate challengers, was only 1'000nm from the port of call this morning UTC. Provided that no incidents occur, the team of David Witt AUS will take the line honours at their home base in two days from now. It may well be that rank 2 will also go the a Chinese team, as 'Dongfeng' was only a few miles behind the second-ranked 'Vestas' on the 3rd place, and went into 'Stealth Mode' yesterday. We shall know during the day, whether the attack of Charles Caudrelier FRA (with Franck Cammas FRA) has been successful. The overall leader 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP) reduced her backlog somewhat, but remained on the 5th position. The team of Dee Caffari GBR keeps the 6th place.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
 
Top News – Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Midwinters - Miami FL, USA - Final results

 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Midwinters - Miami FL, USA - Final results Yesterday in Miami, the three-day Midwinters of the Olympic Skiff classes and the Nacra 17 came to an end. As every year before the Olympic World Cup event, beginning January 23, the regattas of the Olympic classes in Florida have been well attended. With a light-, medium- and strong-wind day, the series offered ideal tune-up conditions.
Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA were the winners in the 49ersFX 5 points ahead of Ragna and Maja Agerup NOR.
After 9 49er races, Diego Botin/Iago Marra ESP finished 20 points ahead of Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR. Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT followed in third place.
In the Nacras, the Olympic champions Santiago Lange/Cecilia Carranza ARG had the upper hand on Ben Saxton/Katie Dabson GBR as well as Thomas Zajac/Barbara Matz AUT on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists and the report of the Nacras.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 15

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 15 Yesterday, the fast ride continued towards the finish, with the 7 teams covering more than 500nm in 24 hours. The leading 'Scallywag' with David Witt was able to extend her lead to 74nm by this morning UTC. The second-ranked 'Vestas' (Mark Towill USA) had a 22nm lead on the 3rd 'Dongfeng' (Franck Cammas FRA). 1,500nm are still missing and the fleet is expected to arrive in Hong Kong on Friday.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018   

Finn, Laser - Midwinters - Lauderdale FL, USA - Final results

 Finn, Laser - Midwinters - Lauderdale FL, USA - Final results Moderate to strong conditions prevailed during the 2018 Lauderdale Olympic Class Regatta with the Laser Atlantic Coast Championships and the Finn Midwinters on January 13 to 15 racing. Juan Maegli (GUA) topped the 44-boat Laser fleet, Chase Carraway (USA) finished first in the 93-boat Laser Radial fleet with Pernelle Michon (FRA) as best woman in second, Emma Shakespeare (USA) won among the 15 Laser 4.7s, and Milan Vujasinovic (CRO) was first in the small 8-boat Finn fleet. The results.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018   

470, 420 - North American Championships - Miami FL, USA - Final results

 470, 420 - North American Championships - Miami FL, USA - Final results The 2018 470 and 420 North American Championship was held on Biscayne Bay on January 13 to 15 initially in light winds increasing to moderate to breezy conditions for the final two days. As a tune-up to the World Cup Series Miami (Jan. 23-28), Luke Patience/Chris Grube (GBR) topped the 33-boat Men's 470 fleet, Afrodite Zegers/ Anneloes Van Veen (NED) dominted the 30-boat Women's 470 fleet while Thomas Rice/Trevor Bornarth (USA) finished first in the the I-420 title over 41 teams. The ranking lists.
 
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