International – Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - European Championship 2020 - Attersee AUT - Start today with a few Non-Europeans

 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - European Championship 2020 - Attersee AUT - Start today with a few Non-Europeans Today is the first race day of the 2020 European Championship of the Olympic Speed Classes on the Attersee in Austria. ----- 55 49er teams, 40 49erFX teams, and 30 mixed Nacra 17 teams - including the Olympic Champions Santiago Lange/Cecilia Carranza ARG - are on the entry lists. ----- The Practice Race, scheduled for yesterday, could not be held due to lack of wind. ----- The preview.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020   

IRC - Les Voiles de St.Tropez - St-Tropez FRA - Day 1, without North Americans this year

 IRC - Les Voiles de St.Tropez - St-Tropez FRA - Day 1, without North Americans this year Yesterday in St-Tropez FRA, the 'Voiles' - in a new format due to Corona measures - were kicked off with a Coastal Race of the 'Modern Yachts', held in a fresh 25kn breeze. Here the ranking lists and the news. Tomorrow, the 'Classics' will start with their races. ----- With the event extended on two weeks, the 'Modern' and 'Classic' boats of up to 20 meters are underway this week, while in the second week, the Big Boats (Wally, IRCA, Maxi yachts, big Classic, big Schooners) will be on the program.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020   

Tasar - 2020 Tasar North American Championship - Seattle, Wa. - Final Results

 Tasar - 2020 Tasar North American Championship - Seattle, Wa. - Final Results Winners of the 2020 Tasar North Americans, held over the past weekend on Puget Sound - the venue of the 2021 Worlds - were Jay and Lisa Renehan, ahead of Jonathan and Libby McKee, and Michael and Molly Karas. ----- Cold and windy 16-20kn prevailed on Saturday, while on Sunday, a lighter Northeasterly filled in for another three races to complete the Championship for the 22 boats, a limited number, due to Corona restrictions. ----- Here the final results after seven races, the report in Scuttlebutt and the Seattle YC website.
International – Monday, September 28, 2020
Monday, September 28, 2020   

470, 49er, 49erFX - 2020 Oakcliff Triple Crown, Oyster Bay - Stage one Results, McNay/Hughes and the Cowles sisters on top of 470s

 470, 49er, 49erFX - 2020 Oakcliff Triple Crown, Oyster Bay - Stage one Results, McNay/Hughes and the Cowles sisters on top of 470s The first stage of the Oakcliff Triple Crown Series has concluded with US Sailing Team athletes Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.), and Carmen and Emma Cowles (Larchmont, N.Y.) comfortably taking first and second place in the 12-boat Open 470 fleet, respectively. ----- In the 49ers (4 teams), Christopher and Duncan Williford are on top, in the 49ersFX (5 teams), Nate Housberg/Lucy Wilmot are leading. ----- Very light max 5kn winds on Saturday, and up to 7kn yesterday. shifty and puffy, prevailed on Oyster Bay over the past weekend. ----- The results and the final report on the US Sailing Team website. ----- Stage two of the Triple Crown (this year reduced to a Double Crown) will be held on the weekend of October 2 to 4.
International – Sunday, September 27, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020   

ORC, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - Final Results - 'Vesper' ORC1, 'Fox' ORC2 and 'BlazerII' IC37 overall winners

 ORC, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - Final Results - 'Vesper' ORC1, 'Fox' ORC2 and 'BlazerII' IC37 overall winners After three days of great sailing weather, the wind gods decided to offer fog and a hide-and-seek southerly yesterday. The Melges IC37 Class got in one race in limited visibility. The ORC classes' lone attempt at a race was abandoned halfway through when the breeze dropped to nothing. ----- Congratulations to the overall winners: 'Vesper' in ORC1, 'Impetuous' in ORC2, and 'Blazer II' in Melges IC37. ----- The podiums in the three classes: OCR1 - 1st the TP52 'Vesper' of David Team, Newport Beach, CA, USA, ahead of the Botin 52 'Fox' of Victor Wild, San Diego, CA, USA, and 'Bella Mente', the Maxi 72 of Hap Fauth, Naples, FL, USA. ----- ORC2 - 1st the Swan 42 'Impetuous' of Paul Zabetakis, Jamestown, RI, USA, followed by the J/109 'Leading Edge' of William Sutton, Houston, TX, USA and the Farr 30 'Das Blau Max' of Cory Sertl, Jamestown, RI, USA. ----- Melges IC37 - Christopher Culver, Newport, TI, USA, on 'Blazer II' ahead of 'Pacific Yankee' of Drew Freides /Bill Ruh, Los Angeles, CA, USA, and 'Qubit' of Chris Lewis, Seabrook, TX, USA. ----- The final results, the event Facebook page with reports and photos, the event website, and the Awards Show, the final video with the Race Week Summary (after 18min).
International – Saturday, September 26, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020   (Image © Daniel Forster - Rolex)

OCR, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - Day 3 - Checkout the Video Summary of the Day, including an Interview on the America's Cup

 OCR, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - Day 3 - Checkout the Video Summary of the Day, including an Interview on the America's Cup Yesterday, the ORC fleets did their Coastal Races in perfect sailing conditions, while the Melges IC37 completed three additional round-the-buoy races on the outer circle at the Newport Race Week. ----- The leading OCR1 trio finished on top of the long-distance race as well, and the interim rankings before the last two or three races of today remain unchanged: The TP52 'Vesper' of David Team, Newport Beach, CA, USA, is still in the lead just one point ahead of the Botin 52 'Fox' of Victor Wild, San Diego, CA, USA. 'Bella Mente', the Maxi 72 of Hap Fauth, Naples, FL, USA, remains on 3rd with a 12 point backlog. ----- No change on top of the ORC2 with the Swan 42 'Impetuous' of Paul Zabetakis, Jamestown, RI, USA, winner of the day, on the first rank overall, 2 points ahead of the J/109 'Leading Edge' of William Sutton, Houston, TX, USA. The Farr 30 'Das Blau Max' of Cory Sertl, Jamestown, RI, USA on the 3rd place is now 21 points behind. ----- In Melges IC37, the dominator of Thursday, 'Waka Jawaka' of Michael Goldfarb/Laura Grondin, Seattle, WA, USA, had a bad day (ranks 8/8/5) and dropped on rank 4. Christopher Culver on 'Blazer II' is now the clear leader 9 points ahead of 'Pacific Yankee' of Drew Freides /Bill Ruh, Los Angeles, CA, USA, best of the day (1/1/3), and up from 4th to 2nd. 'Qubit' of Chris Lewis, Seabrook, TX, USA, now on 3rd, is another 2 points back. ----- The results, the event Facebook page with reports and photos, the event website, and the video summary of day three, including a very informative interview with Hap Fauth on the situation of the American Magic Syndicat, preparing for the America's Cup Challenge in Auckland NZL, where the launching of the second AC75 boat named 'Patriot' is scheduled in the first half of October! ----- A full-lenght video of the day is also available.
International – Friday, September 25, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020   

OCR, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - Day 2 - Changes on top of the Melges IC37

 OCR, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - Day 2 - Changes on top of the Melges IC37 Three more races were held yesterday at the Newport Race Week without changes on top of the OCR1 fleet, where the TP52 'Vesper' of David Team, Newport Beach, CA, USA, is still in the lead just one point ahead of the Botin 52 'Fox' of Victor Wild, San Diego, CA, USA. 'Bella Mente', the Maxi 72 of Hap Fauth, Naples, FL, USA, remains on 3rd with a 10 point backlog. ----- In the ORC2, the Swan 42 'Impetuous' of Paul Zabetakis, Jamestown, RI, USA with three bullets yesterday replaced the J/109 'Leading Edge' of William Sutton, Houston, TX, USA on top of the rankings. The Farr 30 'Das Blau Max' of Cory Sertl, Jamestown, RI, USA on the 3rd place is now 17 points behind. ----- With three wins in four races in the Melges IC37, 'Waka Jawaka' of Michael Goldfarb/Laura Grondin, Seattle, WA, USA jumped on top. With three redresses given, Christopher Culver on 'Blazer II' remains on rank 2 only 2.8 points behind the leader. 'Qubit' of Chris Lewis, Seabrook, TX, USA, 9 points behind the first, is new on 3rd. The former leader 'Pacific Yankee' of Drew Freides /Bill Ruh, Los Angeles, CA, USA, is down on the 4th place 3 points behind the podium. ----- The results, the event Facebook page with reports and photos, the event website, and the video of day 2. Racing can be followed on livestream each day.
International – Thursday, September 24, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020   

AC-75 - America's Cup News - Ineos Team UK demonstrating speed and elegance - a video

With tune-up events in next December, the Challenger Prada Cup in February, and the Cup Match against the Cup Holder 'Team NZL', the America's Cup to be held in Auckland NZL will be the pinnacle event in the coming months. The three challengers and the defender are in ongoing training sessions on their AC75 Foiling Monohulls, the A-boats, while the B-boats, the final versions of this new class to be raced, are under construction. ----- A very well cut and edited video produced by the British Ineos-Team of Ben Ainslie GBR shows the elegance and the speed of this impressive new class. ----- Interested in the latest news on the America' Cup ? Visit also Sail World NZL with photos and video links of the daily trainings in New-Zealand.
Thursday, September 24, 2020   

OCR, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - West Coast teams ahead after the long Covid-19 break

After the three races held on day one of the bi-annual Newport Race Week, the TP52 'Vesper' of David Team, Newport Beach, CA, USA, is in the lead in the ORC1 class with the day ranks 1/2/1. The Botin 52 'Fox' of Victor Wild, San Diego, CA, USA, follows 2 points behind. 'Bella Mente', the Maxi 52 of Hap Fauth, Naples, FL, USA, on rank 3 is already 5 points back. ----- Similar situation in the ORC2, with the J/109 'Leading Edge' of William Sutton, Houston, TX, USA as best of the day (ranks 1/1/2) ahead of the Swan 42 'Impetuous' of Paul Zabetakis, Jamestown, RI, USA, and 5 points back the Farr 30 'Das Blau Max' of the US Sailing President Cory Sertl, Jamestown, RI, USA. ----- Last but not least the Melges IC37, the largest fleet with 12 boats having sailed four races, with a trio closely together lead by 'Pacific Yankee' of Drew Freides /Bill Ruh, Los Angeles, CA, USA, tied with 'Blazer II' of Christopher Culver, Newport, RI, USA, and a point behind 'Members Only' of Kinney/Cross/Swett, Jamestown, RI, USA. ----- The results, the event Facebook page with reports and photos, and the event website, and the video of day 1. Racing can be followed live each day.
International – Monday, September 21, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020   

Olympic Classes - Italian Championship 2020 - Follonica ITA - Final Day - Charlie Buckingham USA Laser Champion

 Olympic Classes - Italian Championship 2020 - Follonica ITA - Final Day - Charlie Buckingham USA Laser Champion Winning one of the two races on the final day of the Olympic Classes International Italian Championship, Charlie Buckingham USA grasped the title in the Lasers Standard one point ahead of Robert Scheidt BRA. Juan Maegli GUA finished 3rd. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Annelise Murphy IRL was the winner in front of Silvia Zennaro ITA and Line-Flem Höst NOR. ----- Winning 5 of the 7 races, Federico Colannino ITA dominated the Finns. ------ Stellar performance also by Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion FRA in the 470s ahead of Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabrio ITA as runner-ups. On rank 3 followed Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER. Maria Bozi/Raffailina Klonaridou GRE on the 5th place were the best female team. ----- The RS:X windsurfers and the Nacra-17 catamarans were not present in Follonica at the Italian Tuscany Adriatic Sea Coast. However, the future Olympic iQFoil-Windsurfer as well as the Kiteboarders participated. ----- All ranking lists and the event Facebook page.
Monday, September 21, 2020   

Kite-Foil - Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Final results, Bainbridge/Aldrige GBR first champions

 Kite-Foil - Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Final results, Bainbridge/Aldrige GBR first champions Winners and the first European Champions in the Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay European Championship 2020 on Lake Traun in Austria are Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldrige GBR. Florian Gruber/Leonie Meyer GER grasped Silver and Guy Bridge/Katie Dabson GBR Bronze. This inaugural Kitefoil Championship, the proposed discipline for the 2024 Olympics, was concluded yesterday with the final qualification runs, the Semi-Finals, and the Final. ----- The results, the news and the video of the final day
Monday, September 21, 2020   

Moth, Waszp, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Concluded with Races and Seminars !

 Moth, Waszp, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Concluded with Races and Seminars ! Carlo De Paoli ITA defended the first position in the Moths with a 5 points advantage on the tied trio Eddie Briddle GBR, Fabio Fumagalli ITA and Diego Botin ESP. 48 participants. ----- Richard Schultheis MLT remained on top of the WASZPs on the final day of the event. Emanuele Savoini ITA and Francesco Bertone ITA completed the podium. Victoria Schultheis MLT on rank 5 was the best woman. ----- The ranking lists. ----- The Lake Garda Foiling Week, an event not only with races but also with daily Seminars on the latest foiling developments, was concluded yesterday. Check out the event Facebook page with video of all Seminars.
International – Sunday, September 20, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020   (Image © Giovanni Mitolo)

Olympic Classes - Italian Championship 2020 - Follonica ITA - Day 3, Charlie Buckingham USA 2nd interim

 Olympic Classes - Italian Championship 2020 - Follonica ITA - Day 3, Charlie Buckingham USA 2nd interim In the good quality Laser fleets at the Italian Olympic Classes Championship, Juan Maegli GUA is first in the Lasers Standard one point ahead of Charlie Buckingham USA, and another point in front of Robert Scheidt BRA in 3rd. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Annalise Murphy IRL is on the first place followed by Silvia Zennaro ITA and Line Flem-Höst NOR. ----- In the Finns, Federico Colannino ITA is clearly ahead. ----- The 470 men and women sail in one fleet. Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion FRA with 5 bullets in 7 races are the clear leaders ahead of Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabrese ITA and Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER. ----- Smaller fleets are competing in the 49ers and 49ersFX. ----- After two days with good sailing conditions at the International Italian Championship of the Olympic Classes, the wind was absent at the Tuscany Coast yesterday causing an unplanned lay day.----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Sunday, September 20, 2020   

Kite-Foil - Formula Kite Mixed Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Day 4 -Finals today

Yesterday, the top-ranked duo in the overall standings, Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldridge GBR and Florian Gruber/Leonie Mayer GER, qualified directly for the Final of today. The other two finalists will be decided in the Semi-Finals today. ----- The Final Series, with the women sailing the first relay of a race, are being held in an elimination mode with the 18 participating mixed teams reduced to a final group of four. Moderate conditions are still persisting on Lake Traun with winds between 8 and 15kn. ----- The ranking lists, the news and the video of the day.
Sunday, September 20, 2020   

Moth, Waszp, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Day 3, new leaders in both classes

 Moth, Waszp, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Day 3, new leaders in both classes Diego Botin ESP, normally successful 49er helmsman, has taken the overall lead in the Moths, two points ahead of Maximilian Mäge GER on rank 2. Another 2 points behind follow the tied BenoĆ®t Marie FRA and Carlo De Paoli ITA on 3rd and 4th. ----- Richard Schultheiss MLT is the new leader in the WASZP. His advance on Emanuele Savoini ITA is already 8 points. Marton Munka HUN remains on rank 3. ----- The Lake Garda wind-machine delivered yesterday as mostly always, allowing to complete three races per Class. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page including videos of the Foiling Seminars of yesterday.
International – Saturday, September 19, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020   

Kite-Foil - Formula Kite Mixed Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Day 3, leader change after first finals

Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldridge GBR replaced Florian Gruber/Léonie Mayer GER on top of the rankings after the first Final runs of the inaugural Formula Kite Mixed Relay European Championships, the proposed event for the 2024 Olympics, on Lake Traun in an 8-14kn wind and cool temperatures. ----- The ranking list, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, September 19, 2020   

Moth, WASZP, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Day 2, Racing and Seminars on Foiling

 Moth, WASZP, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Day 2, Racing and Seminars on Foiling Eddie Bridle GBR has taken the overall lead in the Moths after the three races held at the Foiling Week on Lake Garda yesterday. Diego Botin ESP remained on rank 2. With the discard in effect, Fabrice Rigot SUI climbed on rank 3. The previous leader Maximilian Mäge GER dropped on rank 4. ----- The WASZPs sailed their first three races with Francesco Bertone ITA leading ahead of Richard Schultheiss MLT and Marton Munka HUN. ----- The ranking lists and the event facebook page with videos covering the Foil-Seminars with various speakers such as the triple Olympic medalist Ian Percy GBR or the Windsurf legend Robbie Naish USA (photo).
International – Friday, September 18, 2020
Friday, September 18, 2020   

Kite-Foil - European Mixed Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Day 2, Gruber/Meier GER keep the lead

 Kite-Foil - European Mixed Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Day 2, Gruber/Meier GER keep the lead Yesterday, the qualifications for the Finals in Gold-, Silver- and Bronze fleets beginning today, were completed with another 5 races. With 6 bullets on the result sheet, Florian Gruber/Leonie Meier GER are leading one point ahead of the tied Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldrige GBR and Guy Bridge/Katie Dobson GBR on 2nd and 3rd. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
International – Thursday, September 17, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020   

Kiteboarding - Mixed Team Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Day 1

On the occasion of the Traunsee-Week (limited to this Kite event this year), the Kitefoilers are organizing their first Kiteboarding Mixed Team Relay European Championship, a format proposed to the IOC as a new Olympic event for 2024. 19 two-person teams from 8 nations participate. Two light wind races were completed so far. ----- Winning both races in their groups, Florian Gruber/Leonie Mayer GER and Guy Bridge/Katie Dabson GBR are first on the leader board. ----- The ranking list, der news and the video of day one.
International – Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020   

Moth - UK National Championship 2020 - Weymouth GBR - Final results, Brad Funk USA rank 2

 Moth - UK National Championship 2020 - Weymouth GBR - Final results, Brad Funk USA rank 2 A big high-quality fleet sailed the Moth UK National Championship in Weymouth over the past weekend, and the outstanding winner after 13 races was Dylan Fletcher GBR, past 49er World Champion, with ranks 1 and 2 only on his results sheet! With a 24 points backlog, Brad Funk USA finished in 2nd, only one point ahead of Alan Adams GBR on the 3rd rank. 70 boats from 5 nations were at the start. ----- The results, the news and the event facebook page with videos.
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