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News – Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 8

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 8 The leading 'Edmond de Rothschild' with Franck Cammas FRA did the announced repair stop in Salvador de Bahia to replace the damaged daggerboard. After 13 hours, she resumed racing this morning UTC on the third position. The new leader is 'Macif' with François Gabart FRA, planning to do their box stop in Rio. 'Sodebo' with Thomas Coville FRA will herewith move on rank 1. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

Olympic & Youth Classes - Hellenic Sailing Week - Athens GRE - Day 2

Since Monday, the International Hellenic Sailing Week has been underway with partly large fleets. ----- In the Optimists, 5 races were sailed so far in a moderate seabreeze with Dimitrios Bitros GRE on first ahead of Stefanos Tsakos GRE. At equal points follow on rank 3 Stach Vleeshowers SUI, Evagelos Koukoudis GRE and Samuel Berther SUI. 356 participants from 5 nations. ----- In the 420s, Melina Pappa/Maria Tsamopoulou GRE have been dominating with 3 bullets in 4 races. 35 teams participate. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Pantelis Kyrpoglou GRE and Dimitris Papadimitriou GRE share the lead 2 points ahead of Anastasios Panagiotidis GRE and Nicolas Rolaz SUI on the ranks 3 and 4. ----- A top-level fleet is sailing in the Finns: After 4 races, Beresz Zsombor HUN is on rank 1 ahead of Ioannis Mitakis GRE and Joan Cardona ESP. ------ 15 Olympic and Youth Classes are present. ----- The event website with all ranking lists. Well edited videos on the two race days have been published.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 17

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 17 Five of the originally 30 departed Open 60 two-person teams were still underway this morning UTC. ----- Now, the Class 40s are approaching the finish with Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA only 263nm away. Their advantage on Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR was 73nm this morning. Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA follow another 72nm back. Close will be the race for rank 4 between Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI now only 15nm behind the 4th-ranked Louis Duc/Aurélien Ducroz FRA. Jörg Riechers GER/Cédric Chateau FRA follow as 6th with a 30nm deficit on the Swiss. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 11

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 11 The Minis are approaching Martinique in the French Caribbeans and this morning UTC, Francis Jambou FRA, the leader in the Protos was 350nm from the arrival, ETA tomorrow. His advantage on Axel Tréhin FRA remained at 100nm. Erwan Le Menée FRA and Morten Bogacki GER 12nm behind will fight for rank 3. ----- Almost as big is the advance of Ambrogio Beccaria ITA int the Series-Minis. This morning, he was 74nm ahead of the duo Benjamin Ferré FRA and Nicolas D'Estais FRA, separated by 4nm and fighting for rank 2. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

Hobie-Cat 16 - World Championship 2019 - Captiva Island FL, USA - Day 7

 Hobie-Cat 16 - World Championship 2019 - Captiva Island FL, USA - Day 7 No wind on the second day of the Hobie-16 Semi Finals at the World Championship in Florida. After 1, respectively 2 races, Yamil Saba/Gonzalo Cendra VEN are on rank1 ahead of Jason Hess/Katya Castellanos GUA and Michael Montague/Kathy Ward USA. The results and the daily news. On Friday, the Final with the participants split in Gold- and Silverfleet, is on the program.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

Star - Schoonmaker Cup - Miami FL, USA - Final results

 Star - Schoonmaker Cup - Miami FL, USA - Final results The Starboat Winter Series in Miami was kicked-off over the past weekend with the Schoonmaker-Cup No racing on Saturday, as the wind exceeded 40kn, but on Sunday, three races could be completed. ----- The former World Champions Paul Cayard/Phil Trinter USA, Augie Diaz USA/Bruno Prada BRA and Eric Doyle/Payson Infelise USA finished on the podium. On rank 5 followed the matchracer Taylor Canfield ISV with Arnis Baltins USA. 16 teams participated. ----- The results and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
 
News – Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 16

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 16 With the last third of the Open 60 fleet about to finish the race within a short time, the Class 40 is now approaching the arrival: Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA had 480nm left this morning UTC with a 55nm advance on Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR. The third-ranked Aymeric Chappellier/ Pierre Leboucher FRA are another 71nm behind ..... the podium seems to be determined. ----- 17 of the 26 Open 60s left in the race did reach Salvador de Bahia meanwhile. ----- The race tracker , the news and the videos.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 10

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 10 Despite of the unconstant trade winds, the positions on top of the Mini fleet remained unchanged during the past 24 hours. In the Protos, François Jambou FRA is in the lead 91nm ahead of Axel Tréhin FRA. The advantage of Ambrogio Beccaria ITA in the Series Minis is now 79nm . ----- Mid-fleet, more and more equipment failures have been reported, among them two dismastings. ----- The race tracker, the daily report and all other news.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 7

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 7 All four Ultimes made good progress in the solid trade winds along the Brazilian Coast. Today, however some changes in the positions will occur as Frank Cammas FRA on 'Edmond de Rothschild' will head for Salvador de Bahia for the previously announced repair stop. 'Macif' of François Gabart FRA, 79nm behind this morning UTC will replace the damaged rudder shortly after in Rio. Thomas Coville FRA on his 'Sodebo' will therefore most probably be ahead by tomorrow evening, and also Yves Le Blevec FRA with his 'Actual' will catch-up and be back in the race. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Final - Marseille FRA - Final results

 Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Final - Marseille FRA - Final results Erroneously, we reported the conclusion of the Laser Mediterranean Championship yesterday, not realizing, that Monday (Armistice Holiday in France) was a race day as well. ----- In the Lasers 4.7, Eliott Raison SUI climbed on rank 1, followed by Loïc Oddin SUI. 35 participants. ----- No change on top of the Lasers Radial with Matthis Pacaud FRA on frist ahead of Louise Cervera FRA. 48 participants. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Santiago Sampaio POR dominated again yesterday winning both heats, and taking the overall victory by a considerable margin. ----- Two races were held in moderate winds. ----- The le ranking list and the news.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

Dragon - Grand Prix - Act 4 - Puerto Portals ESP - Day 1

Finishing on the ranks 1 and 3, Otto Pohlmann GER (with Mateusz Kusznierewicz POL) has taken the lead on the opening day of Act 4 of the 2019 Dragon Grand Prix sailed on Palmy Bay. On the ranks 2 and 3 follow Stefan Link GER (with Frank Butzmann GER) and Dirk Pramann GER (with Freddy Lööf SWE). ----- The 40 Dragons from 18 nations completed two races in Northwinds from the shore, initially 20kn, decreasing during the day. ----- The Rangliste und der Tagesbericht.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Final - Marseille FRA - Final results

 Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Final - Marseille FRA - Final results Erroneously, we reported the conclusion of the Laser Mediterranean Championship yesterday, not realizing, that Monday (Armistice Holiday in France) was a race day as well. ----- In the Lasers 4.7, Eliott Raison SUI climbed on rank 1, followed by Loïc Oddin SUI. Alexander De Weck SUI finished 6th among the 35 participants. ----- No change on top of the Lasers Radial with Matthis Pacaud FRA on frist ahead of Louise Cervera FRA. Benjamin Dufour SUI finished 6th, Martin Verhulst SUI followed on 8th among the 48 participants. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Santiago Sampaio POR dominated again yesterday winning both heats, and taking the overall victory by a considerable margin. Beat Heinz SUI did not compete and dropped on rank 12. ----- Two races were held in moderate winds. ----- The le ranking list and the news.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

Fireball - Eisbären-Pokal - SV Thalwil

 Fireball - Eisbären-Pokal - SV Thalwil The autumn fog disappeared late on Saturday allowing to complete at least two light-wind short races. Sunday however was soupy until late in the afternoon with no chance to start some more heats. ----- After two races, Kurt Liechti/Gabriella Ernst SCH were the clear winners ahead of Mianne Erne/Manuela Liechti SCH. 10 teams participated.----- The results and the report.
 
News – Monday, November 11, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 15

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 15 16 hours after the Open-60 winner 'Apivia' (Dalin/Eliès FRA), Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA with their 'PRB' reached the port of destination Salvador de Bahia as 2nd. Only 7 minutes later, 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR crossed the finish line. Meanwhile, 10 of the 27 Open-60s still in the race arrived in Salvador de Bahia. ----- Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA remain on rank 21 with 409nm left. ----- In the Class 40, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA could keep their 55nm lead in the fast dragrace powered by the southern trade winds. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR remains on 2nd, Aymeric Chapellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA on 3rd is already 129nm behind. ----- Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on rank 7 were 255nm back this morning UTC. ----- race tracker, the news and the videos.
Monday, November 11, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 9

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 9 750nm were left for François Jambou FRA, leading in the Protos, this morning UTC. With an advance of 100nm on Axel Tréhin FRA, only an equipment failure in the frequent thunderstorms with gusts of up to 40kn can stop him from winning the Transat 2019. Ambrigio Beccaria ITA in the Series-Minis is also on a good track to victory, as his advantage of 68nm on the 2nd-ranked Nicolas d'Estais FRA was confortable this morning UTC. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Monday, November 11, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 6

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 6 After 5 days abd 3 hours, 'Edmond de Rothschild' with Franck Cammas FRA crossed the Equator. Slowed down in the Doldrums, the gaps between the Ultime Multis increased even more. 'Macif' with François Gabart FRA was 177nm back this morning UTC. 'Sodebo' with Thomas Coville FRA followed 264nm behind Cammas. ----- As we reported, 'Macif' has announced a repair stop in Brazil to fix the broken rudder. Now, the leading 'Edmond de Rothschild' will head ashore as well to mend a damage at the keel. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Monday, November 11, 2019   

Laser - Italia-Cup - Napoli ITA - Final results

 Laser - Italia-Cup - Napoli ITA - Final results The sun was back yesterday after two rainy and windy days in Napoli ITA, and three races were held in moderate winds for all three classes. ----- In the Lasers Standard (38 participants), Marco Gallo ITA defended his lead one point ahead of Gian-Marco Planchestainer ITA. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Matilda Talluri ITA was ranked first ahead of Silvia Zennaro ITA at equal points. (140 Radials fleet). ----- In the Lasers 4.7, four boats were tied on top with Raffaele Milano ITA ranked on the first place ahead of Beatrice Ini ITA and Domenico Lamante ITA (174 participants). ----- The ranking lists and the news (in Italian).
Monday, November 11, 2019   

Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Final - Marseille FRA - Final results

 Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Final - Marseille FRA - Final results All three classes completed another three races in Marseille yesterday in moderate conditions. ----- Thimotée Dumont FRA finished first in the Lasers 4.7 2 points ahead of Eliot Raison SUI - winning two heats - only 2 points behind. Loïc Oddin SUI terminated on rank 3 among the 35 participants. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Matisse Pacaud FRA replaced Louise Cervera FRA on top. Martin Verhulst SUI followed on rank 6 among the 50 participants. ----- In the Lasers Standard, the dominator was Santiago Sampaio POR. ----- All results.
 
News – Sunday, November 10, 2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 14

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 14 This morning UTC, Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA crossed the finish line in Salvador de Bahia BRA on their 'Apivia', a brand new Open 60 splashed last August only. 140nm before arrival, the race for rank 2 remains open between Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA 16nm in front of 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR. ----- No change in the top ranks of the Class 40 with Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA 47nm ahead of Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - Final results - Alinghi winner in Oman and overall

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - Final results - Alinghi winner in Oman and overall 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI, winner in Oman, grasped herewith the 2019 GC-32 Racing Tour title ahead of 'Oman Air' with Adam Monoprio NZL. 'Zoulou' with Erik Maris FRA and 'Oman Air' finished on 2nd and 3rd. ----- Light winds prevailed initially, freshening during the day. ----- The results, the news and the video of the day.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 8

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 8 The overall leader François Jambou FRA extended his lead on Axel Tréhin FRA in the Mini Protos on 102nm. In the Series-Minis fleet, Ambrogio Beccaria ITA clearly keep the lead with a 55nm advance. ----- Fresh trade winds with gusts of up to 35kn are still prevailing, challenging the solo skippers and more and more also the boats, some reporting equipment failures already. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Final - Marseille FRA - Day 1

 Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Final - Marseille FRA - Day 1 The final Act of the Laser Mediterranean Championship began in Marseille yesterday with two races. ----- Thimotée Dumont FRA has taken the lead in the Lasers 4.7 with the ranks 1 and 2. 33 participants. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Louise Cervera FRA is first in front of Matisse Pacaud FRA and Théo Peyre FRA. 40 participants. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Santiago Sampaio POR won both heats. ----- The results.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   (Image © Yann Riou)

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 5

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 5 Yesterday, the four Ultime-Trimarans lost considerable speed in the innertropical convergence zone, but the sequence of the boats was not changed, inspite of the fact, that 'Macif' of François Gabart FRA damaged the middle rudder after a collision with flotsam. He plans for a short repair stop in Brazil. ----- 'Edmond de Rothschild' (Franck Cammas FRA) was in the lead this morning UTC 96nm ahead of 'Macif'. Thomas Coville FRA with his 'Sodebo' is 137nm behind. 'Actual' with Yves Le Blevec FRA follows now 300nm back. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   (Image © Marta Rovatti)

Laser - Italia-Cup - Napoli ITA - Day 2

 Laser - Italia-Cup - Napoli ITA - Day 2 Much wind on the opening day of the Laser Italia-Cup in Napoli allowing only the Standards and Radial to race in winds of 18-24kn. Yesterday, the unusual fresh Southwind increased even more and racing was cancelled for the day. ----- Marco Gallo ITA won both races in the Lasers Standard ahead of Gian-Marco Planchestainer ITA. ----- In them Lasers Radial, Matilda Talluri ITA and Silvia Zennaro ITA each finished first in their group. ----- The results and the daily news (in Italian).
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

Hobie-Cat 16 - World Championship 2019 - Fort Myers FL, USA - Day 3

 Hobie-Cat 16 - World Championship 2019 - Fort Myers FL, USA - Day 3 Part one of the Hobie-16 World Championships - the races in different categories - are over and the winners are Vladimir Sola/Marc Selfa CUB in the Juniors, Rod and Kerry Waterhouse AUS in the Grand Masters and Annie Gardner/Sarah Kraft USA in the Women. ----- The Open World Championship is now underway on Captiva Island in Florida and after five qualification races, Yamil Saba/Gonzalo Sendra VEN are in the lead. All ranking lists and the event facebook page with reports, photos and videos.
 
News – Saturday, November 9, 2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 13

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 13 356nm left for Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA on their 'Apivia' on a good way to win the Transat in the Open 60s, as the advantage on the second-ranked Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA was 231nm this morning UTC. ----- The Class 40s reached the Innertropical Convergence Zone. Inspite of slackening winds, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA kept their lead with 53nm. Delahaye FRA/Goodchild GBR and Chappellier/Leboucher FRA remain the first challengers. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Saturday, November 9, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 4

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 4 No substantial changes in the Atlantic Race of the Ultime-Trimarans during the past 24hrs with Franck Cammas FRA on 'Edmond de Rothschild' consolidating their lead with a 45nm advantage on 'Macif' of François Gabart FRA. 179nm behind Cammas FRA is 'Sodebo' of Thomas Coville FRA. ----- By this evening, the leading trio will reach the Doldrums. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Saturday, November 9, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 7

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 7 At half-distance of a very fast leg 2 with average speeds of over 10kn, François Jambou FRA has an 83nm advance on Axel Tréhin FRA in the Protos. The closest opponent of Jambou remains Ambrogio Beccaria ITA as first Series-Mini with a 35nm backlog this morning UTC. Second in the Series is Benjamin Ferré FRA 51nm behind. ----- The and the [URL=wxw.minitransat.fr/actualites]reports (in French, English and Spanish
Saturday, November 9, 2019   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - Day 3

In fresher winds around 15kn, 'Oman Air' with Adam Minoprio NZL was finally up to speed yesterday reducing as best of the day the gap on the leading 'Alinghi' to 10 points. The Swiss remain first overall now with a 5 point advantage on 'Zoulou' of Erik Maris FRA, a solid lead before the last five races today, to be followed live over GPS tracking this morning. ----- The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
 
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