International – Monday, June 17, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019   

Star - World Championship 2019 - Porto Cervo ITA - Start today with 6 USA teams among the 65 entrants

 Star - World Championship 2019 - Porto Cervo ITA - Start today with 6 USA teams among the 65 entrants The 2019 Star World Championship begins today on Sardinia ITA with 65 teams from 20 nations, among them 8 former World and numerous Continental Champions, at least a dozen with good chances for the title. The USA are represented with six teams, among them the past World Champions Paul Cayard, Augie Diaz and Eric Doyle. ----- The official preview.
Monday, June 17, 2019   

Laser Standard & Radial - Master European Championship - Roses ESP - Day 1, with 254 entrants from 3 continents, incl USA and CAN participants

 Laser Standard & Radial - Master European Championship - Roses ESP - Day 1, with 254 entrants from 3 continents, incl USA and CAN participants The Laser European Masters were kicked off yesterday with two races held in a moderate 8 to 14kn seabreeze with the 254 boat fleet split as usual in age groups. ----- In the Lasers Radial (Masters, Great Grand Masters, Legends), Ian Jones GBR is leading ahead of Monica Azon ESP and François Claeijs NED. In a second Radial group (Apprentices and Grand Masters), Jon Emmett GBR is first ahead of Alan Clark CAN and Michiel Pals NED. In the Lasers Standard, Jordi Capella ESP won both races in the 'younger' group (Apprentices, Masters) with Alessandro Sartorelli ITA and Ray Davies CAN as first persuers. In the second group (Grand Masters and Great Grand Masters), Andrew Roy CAN, Ari Barshi DOM and Carlos Martinez ESP are on top at equal points. ----- All ranking lists and the short report.
Monday, June 17, 2019   

Lightning - World Championship 2019 - Espoo FIN - Day 3, Conte ARG still leading before final two races today

 Lightning - World Championship 2019 - Espoo FIN - Day 3, Conte ARG still leading before final two races today Three points is the lead of the defending World Champion Javier Conte ARG and his team before the last races of the Lightning Worlds in Finland today. David Starck USA and Marvin Beckmann USA, best of yesterday, follow on the ranks 2 and 3. After six races, only eight points separate the top six teams with the final two races today Monday. ----- The results.
Monday, June 17, 2019   

IRC, ORC, PHRF, one-design classes - 165th New York YC Annual Regatta with 143 yachts racing

 IRC, ORC, PHRF, one-design classes - 165th New York YC Annual Regatta with 143 yachts racing Over the past weekend, the 165th New York YC Annual Regatta was held with the Round-the-Island Race on Friday and the the Two-Day Series on Saturday and Sunday. ----- Split in 16 IRC, ORC, PHRF and one-design classes, as well as classic yachts and multihulls, 143 yachts in total participated in this traditional event, among them the 12m, the NYYC-initated Melges IC37, Swans, the M32 Multihulls. For details go to the event website with links to all results, the Club website with photos and a report of Stuart Streuli .
International – Sunday, June 16, 2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019   

Classes ACVL - Bol d'Or du Léman - SN Genève - Final results, Yann Guichard FRA line honors

 Classes ACVL - Bol d'Or du Léman - SN Genève - Final results, Yann Guichard FRA line honors After a slow race, the announced thunderstorm front with gusts of over 50kn reached Lake Geneva after 17h causing casualties and capsizes during half an hour. After 10hrs 36min, the Décision-35 'Spindrift-Ladycat' with Yann Guichard FRA/SNG crossed the finish line as first ahead of 'Yilliam' with Bertrand De Mole SNG and 'Alinghi' with Ernesto Bertarelli SNG a few minutes later. The first monohull, the Libera 'Raffica' of Zsolt Kiraly HUN, arrived as 14th, closely followed by François Bopp CNP with his Psaros 40. ----- The ranking lists and the news.
Sunday, June 16, 2019   

Lightning - 2019 World Championship - Espoo FIN - Day 2, Conte ARG leads ahead of Starck USA

 Lightning - 2019 World Championship - Espoo FIN - Day 2, Conte ARG leads ahead of Starck USA The defending World Champion Javier Conte ARG and his team have taken the lead in the Lightning Worlds after four races one point ahead of David Starck USA (Buffalo Canoe Club) and his team. Felipe Robles CHI and his team follow on rank 3. 45 teams from 12 nations and 4 continents participate. ----- The results and the event website.
Sunday, June 16, 2019   

Kite Boarding - GKA Freestyle World Cup Gran Canaria - Women - Final Results, Mika Sol wins Brazilian battle

While the men sailed their eliminations to qualify for the last eight in the Gran Canaria Freestyle Semi Finals, the women held their Finals in perfect conditions. Mikaili Sol (BRA) was the winner ahead of Bruna Kajiya (BRA) and Pippa van Iersel (NED). ----- The news with videos. ----- The Men Finals will take place today Sunday.
Sunday, June 16, 2019   

5.5m, 6mR, 12mR - Robbe & Berking Sterling Trophy - Flensburg GER - Final rsults

 5.5m, 6mR, 12mR - Robbe & Berking Sterling Trophy - Flensburg GER - Final rsults No races on the last day of the Meter-Class Regatta on Flensburg Foerde yesterday and the Friday ranking lists became therefore final. Kristian Nergaard NOR won in the 5.5m one point ahead of Jürg Menzi SUI, Wilfried Beek GER finished first in the 12mR and Thomas Kuhmann GER was on top in the 6mR. ----- All ranking lists.
International – Saturday, June 15, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019   

Finn - World Masters - Skovshoved DEN - Final results, Krutskikh RUS undefeated Champion, Sprague USA 17th, Mess CAN 31st

 Finn - World Masters - Skovshoved DEN - Final results, Krutskikh RUS undefeated Champion, Sprague USA 17th, Mess CAN 31st The Finn World Masters in Denmark were concluded yesterday with two races held in moderate winds. Vladimir Krutskikh RUS went on with his winning streak (7 bullets in 7 races) and earned his third Masters title. Michael Maier CZE and Laurent Hay FRA completed the podium. At equal points on the ranks 4 and 5 followed Anthony Nossiter AUS and Christoph Christen SUI. Henry Sprague III USA sailed his worst result of the series and dropped on the still excellent 17th place. Derek Mess CAN on 31st and Michael Mark USA as 88th are another two North Americans in the top-100 among the 240 participants. ----- The results and the official report.
Saturday, June 15, 2019   

Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Final results, Andrade POR and his team winners

 Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Final results, Andrade POR and his team winners Light and circling winds inhibited racing on the last day of the Dragon Gold Cup 2019 on the Ijsselmeer NED and Pedro Andrade/Christian Giannini/Joao Vidinha POR earned the Trophy 10 points ahead of Pieter Heerema NED and his team. Sailing for a Japanese team, Peter Gilmour AUS grasped the Bronze Medal. 90 teams racing. ----- The results and the final report with video.
Saturday, June 15, 2019   

Classes ACVL - Bol d'Or du Léman - SN Genève - Start today at 9 a.m. UTC with 482 boats

 Classes ACVL - Bol d'Or du Léman - SN Genève - Start today at 9 a.m. UTC with 482 boats 482 teams are on the entry list of the 81st Bol d'Or on Lake Geneva departing at 9h UTC this morning, an event with many famous names on the list of winners such as Dennis Connor USA and Russell Coutts NZL. The weather forecast predicts rain and variable winds between 0 and 4 bft. ----- Once more, the D35 catamarans are the favorites for the line honours, In the monohulls, the Psaros 40 will be challenged by the two Liberas 'Principessa' ITA and 'Raffica' HUN. Special interest goes to Eric Monnin steering the 'Monofoil Gonet'. Will the winds be appropriate to keep the foiler flying? A handicap, especially for Monnin, could also be the driftwood floating on the upper Lake Geneva after the heavy rain falls during the past days. ----- The news. The start can be followed livestream on www.sailing-news.com as from 8.45h UTC. GPS-Tracking is available during the whole race.
International – Friday, June 14, 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019   (Image © Robert Deaves)

Finn - World Masters 2019 - Skovshoved DEN - Day 5, Krutskikh RUS undefeated leader, Sprague USA excellent 11th

 Finn - World Masters 2019 - Skovshoved DEN - Day 5,  Krutskikh RUS undefeated leader, Sprague USA excellent 11th The performance of Vladimir Krutskikh RUS remained flawless winning both races in his group yesterday in Denmark in sun and a 12-14kn wind. On rank 2 with a 5 point backlog followed Michael Maier CZE. Finishing 2nd and 3rd, Christoph Christen SUI moved up on rank 3 overall with a 9 point deficit on the leader. Henry Sprague III USA defended rank 11 overall. Today is the last day with two more races on the program. ----- The results and the daily news.
Friday, June 14, 2019   

Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 5, Andrade POR solid leader ahead of Heerema NED and Gilmour AUS

 Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 5, Andrade POR solid leader ahead of Heerema NED and Gilmour AUS Grant Gordon GBR and his team won the race of the day. Pedro Andrade POR extended his lead on 10 points before the final race of today. Pieter Heerema NED and Peter Gilmour JPN/AUS remained on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- The results and the daily news with a video.
Friday, June 14, 2019   

IRC - Giraglia Race 2019 - Monaco MON - Final results, Rambler 88 USA winner on real time, Caol Ila R GBR first in IRC calculated time

 IRC - Giraglia Race 2019 - Monaco MON - Final results, Rambler 88 USA winner on real time, Caol Ila R GBR first in IRC calculated time As reported yesterday, the 88-Foot Maxi 'Rambler 88' of George David USA with Brad Butterworth NZL as tactician took the line honors on the Elapsed Time ranking list. The record was not beaten, as a lull patch in the approach to Monaco decelerated the fast pace. Meanhwhile, all 179 participants remaining in the race reached Monaco. In the IRC ranking list, the 72-Foot Maxi 'Caol Ila R' of Alex Schaerer GBR is on rank 1. 'Rambler 88' USA follows on rank 9. First in the ORC ranking list is 'Stella Maris' of August Schram AUT. ----- All other ranking lists, incl inshore/offshore, by class and the final report.
Friday, June 14, 2019   

Lightning - 2019 European Championship / Masters Championship - Espoo FIN - Final results - Americans dominate

 Lightning - 2019 European Championship / Masters Championship - Espoo FIN - Final results - Americans dominate The defending World Champion Javier Conte ARG and his team finished first at the Lightning European Championship in Finland ahead of five North Americans with Todd Wake USA on 2nd and Bill Mauk USA on 3rd. ----- Ched Proctor (USA) and his team won the World Masters Championship followed by Tom Allen USA and Larry MacDonald CAN. The Master title is reserved for skippers age 55 or over and a combined crew age of 130 years. ----- The news and the event overview page. ----- These events, attended by 48 teams, were also the tune-up of the 2019 Lightning World Championship to be held June 14-17 at the same venue.
Friday, June 14, 2019   

5.5m, 6mR, 12mR - Robbe & Berking Sterling Cup - Flensburg GER - Day 1

 5.5m, 6mR, 12mR - Robbe & Berking Sterling Cup - Flensburg GER - Day 1 The Meter Classes started to their Flensburg Foerde Regatta Series with 3 races. In the 5.5m (14 boats), Jürg Menzi SUI and his team took the lead with three top finishes. Kristian Nergaard NOR and Donald Rippert GER are the first challengers. Thomas Kuhmann GER is the clear leader in the 6mR (4 boats). In the 12mR (9 boats) fleet, Wilfried Beek GER is on the first place.
International – Thursday, June 13, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019   

Finn - World Masters 2019 - Skovshoved DEN - Day 3, no wind, no racing

 Finn - World Masters 2019 - Skovshoved DEN - Day 3, no wind, no racing Circling and finally dying winds hindered racing on the third day of the Finn Masters in Denmark yesterday. Valery Krutskikh RUS is on top of the In the ranking list ahead of Anthony Nossiter AUS and Laurant Hay FRA after three races. The best North American is Henry Sprague USA on rank 10. ----- The daily news.
Thursday, June 13, 2019   (Image © Elena Razina)

Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 4, Andrade POR remains on top

 Dragon - Goldcup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 4, Andrade POR remains on top Winner of the daily regatta was Ewgenij Braslavets UKR/ITA ahead of Peter Gilmour AUS/JPN. Pedro Anrade POR and his team remain on top of the overall rankings followed by Pieter Heerema NED and Dmitry Samokhin RUS. Rainy weather and variable winds prevailed on the Ijsselmeer yesterday. ----- The results and the daily news.
Thursday, June 13, 2019   

IRC - Giraglia-Race - St.Tropez-Monaco - Day 1, Rambler USA takes line honors

 IRC - Giraglia-Race - St.Tropez-Monaco - Day 1, Rambler USA takes line honors The line honours at the Giraglia Race went to 'Rambler 88' of George David USA finishing 1h4min ahead of 'Magic Carpet 3' of Owen Jones GBR. 'Caol Ila R' of Scharer GBR on 3rd finished 24min later, all three big IRC-0 yachts. 243 boats started in St-Tropez FRA yesterday by noon to the traditional 159nm race around the Giraglia Rocks off Corsica to Monaco. The bulk of the fleet was still underway this morning. See the Race-Tracker and the reports.
International – Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019   

Finn - World Masters 2019 - Skovshoved DEN - Day 2, Krutskikh RUS undefeated leader, Sprague USA excellent 10th

 Finn - World Masters 2019 - Skovshoved DEN - Day 2,  Krutskikh RUS undefeated leader, Sprague USA excellent 10th After some waiting at the Finn Masters in Denmark, the postponed race two of the second group could be sailed, followed by race three for both groups. ----- Superior overall leader is Vladimir Krutskikh RUS with three bullets. On the ranks 2 and 3 follow Anthony Nossiter AUS and Laurent Hay FRA at equal points. Henry Sprague III USA age 74 (Legend) is on the excellent 10th place and Derek Mess CAN (Great-Grand Master) follows as 41st. Michael Mark USA (GGM) on rank 90 is also among the top-100 in the 235 boat fleet. To be mentioned the 179th place of Richard Hart GBR, the only participant in the Super-Legends of the age 80+ sailors !! ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019   

Dragon - Gold Cup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 3, Pedro Andrade POR new leader

 Dragon - Gold Cup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 3, Pedro Andrade POR new leader Stephan Link/Frank Butzmann/Michael Lipp GER won the Tuesday Dragon Gold Cup race in Medemblik NED moving up on rank 6. The new overall leader is Pedro Andrade POR and his team. Dmitry Samokhin RUS and Pieter Heerma NED follow on the ranks 2 and 3. 93 teams racing. According to the Gold Cup Rules, one very long race per day is on the program. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019   

IRC - Giraglia-Race - St. Tropez FRA - Day 3

 IRC - Giraglia-Race - St. Tropez FRA - Day 3 Today by noon CET, the start to the traditional Giraglia Race will be given in St-Tropez FRA leading over 156nm around the Giraglia Rock north of Corsica to Monaco. Half of the 242 participants, split in four divisions, sail under IRC ratings, among them from the USA 'Pendragon VI' (Nicola Paoleschi), 'Rambler 88' (David George) and 'Raving Swan'(Jerome Stubler). The race can be followed over GPS-tacking. ----- Since last Sunday, the various classes present in St-Tropez have been sailing short races. The IRC-A and IRC-B fleets with 50 yachts each had the largest participation. Here all ranking lists.
International – Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019   (Image © Michael Maier)

Match Race Germany - Langenargen GER - Final results, Egnot NZL defeats Monnin SUI

 Match Race Germany - Langenargen GER - Final results, Egnot NZL defeats Monnin SUI Yesterday, Nick Egnot NZL, age 20, defeated the defending champion Eric Monnin SUI with a 3-2 score. The Petit Final for rank 3 went in favour of Max Gurgel GER with 2-0 over Dean Presen SLO. Fresher winds prevailed during the finals of the German Match Race, the third event of the 2019 Match Race Super League, on Lake Constance GER. The Oakliff international and the Thompson Cup in September will be the USA stages of this League. ----- The news.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019   

Finn - World Masters 2019 - Skovshoved DEN - Day 1, only half of the 213 boat fleet completed two races in slackening winds

 Finn - World Masters 2019 - Skovshoved DEN - Day 1, only half of the 213 boat fleet completed two races in slackening winds Winners of the intial races at the Finn World Masters in Skovshoved DEN yesterday were Michael Maier CZE, Vladimir Krutskikh RUS and Simon Percival GBR. The huge 213-boat Finn fleet, split in two groups, started to a first race in an intial 16-18kn breeze, slackening during the day, and only one group could complete the second race. The published ranking list is therefore not representative. ----- The official report of the day. ----- Important was the action of the Finn community present signing a call for the reinstatement of the Finn at the 2024 Olympics in Marseille as Sailing Illustrated reported.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019   

Dragon - Gold Cup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 2, Heerema NED and Peter Gilmour JPN/AUS first leaders in 85 boat fleet

 Dragon - Gold Cup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 2, Heerema NED and Peter Gilmour JPN/AUS first leaders in 85 boat fleet Peter Heerema NED (3/1) and Peter Gilmour AUS/JPN (2/2) lead overall at equal points after the first two races of the 2019 Dragon Gold Cup, held in fresh winds on the Ijssel-Meer yesterday. On rank 3 follows Dimitry Samokhin RUS. 85 participants are racing. ----- The ranking list, the news and the video of the day.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019   (Image © Patrick Deroualle)

Womens International Match (WIM) Race Series - Le Havre FRA - Final results, Pauline Courtois FRA winner

 Womens International Match (WIM) Race Series - Le Havre FRA - Final results, Pauline Courtois FRA winner Yesterday on her home waters, Pauline Courtois FRA and her team defeated Anna Östling SWE 3-1 in the Final of the Normandie Cup, the first event of the 2019 WIM Series. Margot Vennin FRA finished on the third place winning the Petit Final against Marinella Laaksonen FIN 2-0. ----- The news.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019   

5o5 - Exhibition Regatta - Barcelona ESP - Final results, Peggy and Russell Clarke GBR winners ahead of Howie Hamlin/In Mitchell USA

 5o5 - Exhibition Regatta - Barcelona ESP - Final results, Peggy and Russell Clarke GBR winners ahead of Howie Hamlin/In Mitchell USA Over the Pentecoste weekend, 10 top 5o5 teams participated in an Exhibition Regatta at the Barcelona International Sailing Center, an event organised by the Class with the objective to popularize the 5o5 and initiate an annual event in Spain. ----- Peggy and Russell Clarke GBR finished first after 10 races, partly sailed in fresh winds. Howie Hamlin/Ian Mitchell USA and Mal Higgins/Nick Johnson AUS finished on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- The ranking list and the report.
International – Monday, June 10, 2019
Monday, June 10, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Final results after Medal Races, best US result McNay/Hughes 8th in 470 men

 Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Final results after Medal Races, best US result McNay/Hughes 8th in 470 men No change on top of the 470 men with Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS clearly winning ahead of Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP and Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA won the Medal Race but remained on the 8th place overall. ----- Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA succeeded to control the one-point-leading Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR right from the start and covered the GBR women in a matchracing style till the end. Mas-Depares/Cantero ESP earned Bronze. ----- A very light breeze filled in only very late in the afternoon in Marseille FRA yesterday, just before the latest possible start time for the two 470 Medal Races. -----The two Laser and the Finn Medal Races scheduled earlier had to be cancelled due to lack of wind. Andy Maloney NZL finished first in the Finns. ----- In the Lasers, the winners were Giovanni Cocolutto ITA in the Standards and Viktorija Andrulyte LTU in the Radials. ----- All ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, June 10, 2019   (Image © Oscar Torrades)

Laser Standard & Radial - Barcelona Master Championship - Barcelona ESP - Final results, with North Americans

 Laser Standard & Radial - Barcelona Master Championship - Barcelona ESP - Final results, with North Americans Apparently, no races were held yesterday at the Barcelona Masters, the final preparation regatta before the Master Europeans in Roses, 150km north of Barcelona. Winner in the Laser Standards after 5 races was Leandro Rosado ESP ahead of Thomas Müller GER. Mike Matan USA was 10th. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Ian Jones GBR finished first in front of Pep Campi ESP. Carlos Silva (BISC/MEX) is 10th, Michael Couture (Gimli YC/CAN) 23rd and John-Bernard Duler (St-Francis YC/USA) 39th among 55 entrants. ----- All results and the event facebook page.
Monday, June 10, 2019   (Image © Elena Razina)

Dragon - Gold-Cup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 1, begin of the Championship postponed due to too much wind

 Dragon - Gold-Cup 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 1, begin of the Championship postponed due to too much wind Last Saturday, the Practice Race of the Dragon Gold Cup in Medemblik NED was cancelled due to the stormy winds exceeding 40kn. ----- Have a look at the Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED mastering this big breeze on the Ijsselmeer with her Laser Radial ! -----
Yesterday, the first race of the Dragon Gold-Cup, the World Championship of the Dragon Class, had to be postponed on today as well. ----- 96 teams from 18 nations and 3 continents are on the entry list, without North Americans. ----- The event website and the facebook page.
Monday, June 10, 2019   

Womens International Match Racing (WIM) Series - Le Havre FRA - Day 3, Courtois FRA undefeated, Semi Finals/Finals today

 Womens International Match Racing (WIM) Series - Le Havre FRA - Day 3, Courtois FRA undefeated, Semi Finals/Finals today After the stormy Saturday without races, both Round Robin could be completed at WIM in Le Havre FRA in a moderate seabreeze yesterday. Pauline Courtois FRA is on top of the leader board without defeat. She will duel with Marinella Laaksonen FIN in the first Semi Final of today. In the second Semi, Anna Östling SWE and Margot Vennin FRA will be racing. ----- The news with results.
International – Sunday, June 9, 2019
Sunday, June 9, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 6 - McNay/Hughes USA on 8th qualified for the Medal Race today

 Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 6 - McNay/Hughes USA on 8th qualified for the Medal Race today After a week with mostly fresh winds, the first five Medal Races were sailed in a light to moderate breeze of 8-10kn yesterday. Today, the remaining five classes will held their crucial final race. We shall report livestream on www.sailing-news.com as from 11h UTC. ----- The RS:X men Medal Race was exciting: Mattia Camboni ITA grasped the overall victory ahead of Daniele Benedetti ITA. Louis Giard FRA advanced on rank 3. ----- In the RS:X women, Liliane De Geus NED had everything under control winning with a big advance, but the fight for Silver and Bronze was tight and decided in favour of Saskia Sills GBR over Flavia Tartaglini ITA on the final downwind leg only. ----- Behind the premature winners in the 49ers, Federico and Arturo Alonso ESP, the positions on the podium remained unchanged. Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT and Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI earned Silver and Bronze. ----- In the 49ersFX, Julie Bossard/Aude Compan FRA remained on top winning the Medal Race. Melzacka/Loboda POL took Silver. The duel for Bronze went in favour of Omari/Distefano ITA replacing the tied Schöfegger/Boustani AUT on the podium. ----- No change in the Nacra-17 catamarans with Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA on first in front of John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR. Ruggero Tita (just selected for the 'Luna Rossa-Prada-Pirelli' America's Cup team) with Caterina Banti ITA earned Bronze. ----- Winning the Medal Race as well, Nicolas Parlier FRA was the dominating first in Open Kiteboarding ahead of Théo De Ramecourt FRA and Axel Mazella FRA. -------- The remaining five classes will sail their Medal Races today with two premature winners: the Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS are first in the 470 men with a 20 point lead. Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA qualified for the Medal Race as 8th. ----- Early overall winner is also Viktoria Andrulyte LTU in the Lasers Radial with an 18 point lead. -----The fight for the Medals will be exciting in the Lasers Standard with the first 5 separated by 7 points only. Only 6 points is the difference of the ranks 2 to 5 in the Lasers Radial. ----- In the 470 women, the duel for Gold is between Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR and Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA one point behind. Winning the final fleetrace, Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA, rank 18, overtook Nikola Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weis USA, rank 19. ----- In the Finns, Andy Maloney NZL is on top 8 points ahead of Josh Junior NZL, and another 8 points back follows Max Salminen SWE on 3rd. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Sunday, June 9, 2019   

Match Race Germany - Langenargen GER - Day 4 - Monnin SUI wins Round Robin, Quarter Finals underway

Yesterday, Round Robin was concluded and two Quarter Finals were already held on Lake Constance in light winds. Eric Monnin SUI leads over Lukasz Woszinski POL 2-0, Dean Presen SLO is 2-0 ahead of Will Bolden AUS. The other Quarters between Max Gurgel GER and Max Trippolt AUT as well as Emil Kjaer DEN and Nick Egnot NZL are tied 1-1. ----- The results and the daily news.
Sunday, June 9, 2019   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series - Act 3 - Riva ITA - Day 2, three Italians on top

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series - Act 3 - Riva ITA - Day 2, three Italians on top Carlo Fracassoli ITA remained on rank 1 yesterday inspite of an abandoned race 4 points in front of Andrea Pozzi ITA. Andrea Rachelli ITA advanced on rank 3 with two bullets. 39 teams participate. ----- An up to 20kn Ora prevailed on Lake Garda allowing to complete 3 races. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
Sunday, June 9, 2019   

Laser Standard & Radial - Barcelona Master Championship - Barcelona ESP - Day 2 - with CAN, MEX and USA participants

 Laser Standard & Radial - Barcelona Master Championship - Barcelona ESP - Day 2 - with CAN, MEX and USA participants Moderate wind condtitions around 12kn prevailed yesterday after the stormy opening day, but the waves remained considerable. Three more races were completed. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Leonardo Rosado ESP took the lead 6 points ahead of Thomas Müller GER. Mike Matan USA is now 10th. ----- With two bullets, Ian Jones GBR moved on top of the Lasers Radial ahead of Pep Campi ESP new on rank 2. Carlos Silva (BISC/MEX) is 10th, Michael Couture (Gimli YC/CAN) 23rd and John-Bernard Duler (St-Francis YC/USA) 39th. ----- The event website with all ranking lists and the event facebook page with photos.
Sunday, June 9, 2019   

ORC - World Championship 2019 - Sibenik CRO - Final results

 ORC - World Championship 2019 - Sibenik CRO - Final results The ORC World Championship in Croatia was concluded yesterday with a last race. ----- The title winners are: Marco Serafini ITA (Tactics Tommaso Chieffi ITA) on a TP52 in the ORC-A-rankings, Massimo De Campo ITA with his Swan 42 in the ORC-B-rankings and Ott Kikkas EST (with Sandro Montefusco ITA) on an Italia 11,98 in the ORC-C-rankings. ----- All ranking lists and the final report.
International – Saturday, June 8, 2019
Saturday, June 8, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 4 - McNay/Hughes USA 9th will have to defend Medal Race qualification today

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 4 - McNay/Hughes USA 9th will have to defend Medal Race qualification today The program of the day had to be abandoned by 13h UTC when the initial 15kn breeze was freshening to over 30kn. Today, the Medal Races of the RS:X windsurfers, 49ers, 49ersFX and Nacra 17 will take place. To be followed on www.sailing-news.com as from 6h ECT. The other classes sail their final fleetraces.
Finishing 1 and 2 yesterday, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS extended their lead on Xammar/Rodriguez ESP in the 470 men to 15 points. Today, Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA on rank 9 will have to defend the Medal Race qualification 11 points from rank 11. ----- Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR remain on top of the 470 women, but the best of the day Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA reduced the deficit on 4 points. Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weis USA and Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA remained on the ranks 19, respectively 21. ----- The Kiteboarders enjoyed the fresh winds and held another four races. Nicolas Parlier FRA is now 9 points ahead of Axel Mazella FRA. Half of the fleet refrained from starting in these conditions, among them the USA participants Daniela Moroz USA, best women in the Open fleet, rank 12, Kirstyn O'Brien USA 13th and Brad Funk USA 19th. ----- 16 points is the advantage of Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA on John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR in the Nacra 17. Enrique Figueroa/Gretchen Ortiz PUR remained 19th. ----- After another convincing day, Federico Alonso/Arturo Alonso ESP are the premature winners in the 49ers with a 27 point advantage before the Medal Race. On the second place follow Bildstein/Hussl AUT. Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI on rank 3 are 10 points behind the Austrians, but to keep Bronze today, the advantage on the closest opponents is small. ----- In the 49erFX, Aleksandra Melzacka/Kinga Loboda POL, day ranks 1 and 3, reduced the gap on the leading Julie Bossard/Aude Compan FRA to 4 points. ----- Leader change in the RS:X men windsurfers: Piotr Myszka POL is new on top but Daniele Benedetti ITA is only one point behind and also Pierre Le Coq FRA, 2 points back, remains in touch for victory. ----- In the RS:X women, the advantage of Liliane De Geus NED on Saskia Sills GBR is 11 points. ----- Andy Maloney NZL is now 6 points in front of Josh Junior NZL in the Finns. Max Salminen SWE remains on the 3rd place. ----- The two Laser fleets did not compete. Ryan Lo SGP leads in the Standards, Viktoria Andrulyte LTU in the Radials. ----- All results and the daily news.
Saturday, June 8, 2019   

Match Race Germany 2019 -Langenargen GER - Day 2 - five of eight Quarter Finalists known

 Match Race Germany 2019 -Langenargen GER - Day 2 - five of eight Quarter Finalists known Leader at the Match Race Germany, event of the Match Race Super League, in Langenargen GER on Lake Constance, Will Bolden AUS remained first with a 6-1 score ahead of Nick Egnot NZL (5-2) and Eric Monnin SUI (5-2). With 5-4, Max Gurgel GER and Max Trippolt AUT are prematurely qualified for the Quarter Finals as well. ----- The dying winds made the race day short and only in the morning, some more duels were sailed. ----- The resultats and the daily news.
Saturday, June 8, 2019   (Image © Zerogradi)

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series - Act 3 - Riva ITA - Day 1 - Fracassoli ITA leads 39 boat fleet

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series - Act 3 - Riva ITA - Day 1 - Fracassoli ITA leads 39 boat fleet Round 3 of the Melges-24-European Sailing Series began yesterday on Lake Garda with 3 races. In best Ora breeze conditions, Carlo Fracassoli ITA and his team took the overall lead ahead of Andrea Pozzi ITA and Peter Karrié GER. ----- 39 teams participate. ----- The ranking list and the news.
Saturday, June 8, 2019   

Melges 14 - 2019 US National Championship 2019 - Lake Geneva WI, USA - Day 1, Eric Bowers first after 3 races

 Melges 14 - 2019 US National Championship 2019 - Lake Geneva WI, USA - Day 1, Eric Bowers first after 3 races Leader in the 2019 Melges 14 US National Championship after the first three races is Eric Bowers MYC/USA with three bullets. Chapman Petersen Lake Geneva YC/USA and Vincent Porter Lake Geneva YC/USA follow as first challengers. 25 teams from 2 nations participate. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
Saturday, June 8, 2019   

Laser Standard & Radial - Barcelona Master Championship - Barcelona ESP - Day 1, with USA, CAN and MEX participants

 Laser Standard & Radial - Barcelona Master Championship - Barcelona ESP - Day 1, with USA, CAN and MEX participants As a tune-up event to the Laser European Masters Championship at the Spanish Catalan Coast, the Barcelona Championship was initiated with two races. ----- In a good breeze around 20kn, Alan Davies GBR took the lead in the Standards (46 participants, 13 nations, 3 continents). The Olympia medalist José-Luis Doreste ESP and Thomas Müller GER are tied on rank 2. With José-Maria Van der Ploeg ESP on rank 4 follows another Olympic Champion (Barcelona 92, Finn). Mike Matan USA finished 8th. The ranking list Laser Standard. ----- Leader in the Lasers Radial is Sean Craig IRL ahead of Ian Jones GBR and Freek De Miranda NED. Carlos Silva MEX is 8th, Michael Couture CAN and John-Bernard Duler USA 39th among the 68 participants from 14 nations. The ranking list Radial. ----- The event website.
Saturday, June 8, 2019   

Match Racing - Womens International Match Race (WIM) Series - Act 1 - Le Havre FRA - Day 1 - Big Breeze and Waves - Pauline Courtois FRA first

 Match Racing - Womens International Match Race (WIM) Series - Act 1 - Le Havre FRA - Day 1 - Big Breeze and Waves - Pauline Courtois FRA first Round 1 of the 2019 WIM Series began yesterday in Le Havre FRA with a shortened program as the freshening winds inhibited racing after three flights. With a 3-0 score, Pauline Courtois FRA is on top of the leader board ahead of Marinella Laaksonen FIN (2-0). ----- The news with results and the facebook page with the video of the day.
Saturday, June 8, 2019   

ORC - World Championship 2019 - Sibenik CRO - Day 5 - no changes on top after short race yesterday

 ORC - World Championship 2019 - Sibenik CRO - Day 5 - no changes on top after short race yesterday No change on top of the ORC World Championship rankings after the short race of yesterday in Croatia. In the ORC-A category, Marco Serafini ITA with his TP52 remains first, in the ORC-B category, the Swan 42 of Massimo De Campo ITA is still ahead, and in the ORC-C category, Petr Fiala CZE with this M37 is on the first place. The Championship will be concluded today. ----- All ranking lists and the event website.
International – Friday, June 7, 2019
Friday, June 7, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 3, full program sailed, McNay/Hughes USA (470 men) out of top-10

 Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 3, full program sailed, McNay/Hughes USA (470 men) out of top-10 With 3 races sailed yesterday, the 470 are now on schedule with their qualification races. Finishing 1/2/1, the Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS climbed on top of the 470 men ahead of Xammar/Rodriguez ESP and Peponnet/Mion FRA. The bad start to the day (ranks 26/12/4) relegated Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA on rank 12 overall, 8 points from the Medal Race cut. ----- In the 470 women, Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR have taken the overall lead ahead of Lecointre/Retornaz FRA new on rank 2 with two bullets yesterday. Zegers/Berkhout NED are now on 3rd. Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weis USA are 19th, Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA 21st. ----- Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA stay on top of the Nacra-17. John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR and Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA remain the first challengers. Enrique Figueroa/Gretchen Ortiz PUR are 19th. ----- The French riders dominate the Kiteboarding Open with Nicolas Parlier FRA 10 points ahead of Theo De Ramcourt FRA. Daniela Moroz USA, best women in the Open fleet, remains on rank 12, closely followed by Kirstyn O'Brien USA on 13th. Brad Funk USA left the competition and is ranked 19th. ----- Mattia Camboni ITA remains on top of the RS:X men windsurfers. As best of the day, Piotr Myska POL advanced on rank 2. Daniele Benedetti ITA is new on rank 3. ----- In the RS:X women windsurfers, the World Champion Lilian De Geus NED has taken the lead 2 points ahead of Saskia Sills GBR. Flavia Tartaglini ITA is now on the 3rd place. ----- No leader change in the Lasers with Ryan Lo SGP on top of the Standards. Giovanni Cocolutto ITA is new on rank 2. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Viktoria Andrulyte LTU extended her lead on the tied Elena Vorobeva CRO and Tatiana Droszdowskaja BLR to 9 points. ----- The New Zealand duel on top of the Finns continues with Andy Maloney NZL one point ahead of Josh Junior NZL. Max Salminen SWE moved up on rank 3. ----- With the day ranks 1/1/1/2 in the 49ers, Federico Alonso/Arturo Alonso ESP increased the advantage on Bildstein/Hussl AUT to 21 points. On rank 3 follow Fischer/Péquin FRA. ----- In the 49ersFX, Julie Bossard/Aude Comapn FRA are now 9 points in front of Melzacka/Loboda POL. Schöfegger/Boustani AUT follow 3rd. ----- After the windy Wednesday, sun and a moderate seabreeze of 11-15kn prevailed yesterday in Marseille and the full program could be completed in all classes. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, June 7, 2019   

Match Race Germany - Langenargen GER - Day 1 - Will Bolden AUS first leader

 Match Race Germany - Langenargen GER - Day 1 - Will Bolden AUS first leader Excellent conditions prevailed on Lake Constance GER yesterday on the opening day of the German Matchrace allowing to complete 8 of the 11 Round Robin flights. Will Boulden AUS leads with a 5-1 score ahead of Max Gurgl GER 5-2 and Nick Egnot NZL 4-1. The defending champion Eric Monnin SUI follows on 4th with 4-2. ----- The results and the daily news.
Friday, June 7, 2019   

ORC - World Championship 2019 - Sibenik CRO - Day 4 - 109 teams from 13 nations participate

 ORC - World Championship 2019 - Sibenik CRO - Day 4 - 109 teams from 13 nations participate 109 teams from 13 nations are present at the ORC World Championship in Croatia. Five races have been completed so far. In the Class A category, Marco Serafina ITA is first on a TP52. In the Class B, Massimo De Campo ITA on a Swan 42 is on top, and in the largest fleet with 50 participants, the Class C, Petr Fiala CZE on a M37 is on rank 1. ----- All ranking lists and the event website.
International – Thursday, June 6, 2019
Thursday, June 6, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 2 - Windy day ! McNay/Hughes USA 7th

 Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 2 - Windy day ! McNay/Hughes USA 7th An up to 30kn wind prevailed yesterday in Marseille and only the classes scheduled for morning starts - the 470s, Lasers, Nacras 17 and 49ers - completed at least one race. The RS:X windsurfers, the Finns and the 49ersFX remained ashore. The Kiteboarders however held their full program. ----- In the 470 men, the winners were Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS reducing the backlog on the leading Xammar/Rodriguez ESP to one point. Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA did not finish the race and stay on 7th overall. ----- In the 470 women, Afrodite Zegers/Lobke Berkhout NED finished first and are the new leaders ahead of Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN new on 2nd. Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weis USA are 21st, Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA 22nd. ----- Winning both races of the day, Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA replaced Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA on rank one in the Nacra 17. Enrique Figueroa/Gretchen Ortiz PUR are 19th. ----- The Kiteboarders, completing the full 4-race program, were again dominated by Nico Parlier FRA extending the overall lead with three race wins. Daniela Moroz USA, best women in the Open fleet, is 12th and Kirstyn O'Brien USA 14th, both not finishing the last race. Brad Funk USA remained ashore and is down on rank 18. ----- Only four 49ers terminated the race as capsizes and equipment failures reduced the fleet. The winners of the day Alonso/Alonso ESP cut the gap on the leading Kevin Fischer/Yann Jauvin FRA to one point. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Viktorija Andrulyte LTU moved up on top with a bullet, followed by Carolina Albano ITA on 2nd. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Adonis Bougiouris GRE was first. Ryan Lo SGP remains on top overall. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
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