International – Sunday, August 18, 2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019   

Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2019 - Kingston CAN - Start today

Today, the Laser 4.7 World Championship begins on the Olympic waters of Kingston CAN with 185 participants from 35 nations - 64 girls and 121 boys. ----- A moderate thermal breeze between 3-4 bft can be expected during the whole week. ----- The event website.
International – Saturday, August 17, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019   

Olympic Classes - Olympic Test-Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 1 - Afternoon update

 Olympic Classes - Olympic Test-Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 1 - Afternoon update The races of the day in Enoshima are over. With 15-18kn wind, big waves and hot temperatures two races could be sailed in all classes. Apparently there are technical problems on the Event-Website, no results are available yet. Only the Finn class is represented on site by its own journalist: In Finn Berecz Zsombor HUN leads ahead of Nicholas Heiner NED. Nils Theuninck SUI follows on rank 9 of the 22 participants. The report including the results (top 10) and a video.
Saturday, August 17, 2019   

Olympic Classes - Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 1

 Olympic Classes - Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 1 Racing commences today at Ready Steady Toyko - Sailing with 355 athletes from 47 nations. The Canadian and USA Teams are represented with all Olympia candidates. Here the complete North American list of participants . ----- No results and information has been made available this morning UTC at press deadline. First results will be available around noon UTC on the event website. ----- With Typhoon Krosa passing through the island yesterday, today will see extropical cyclone conditions, with relatively strong south-southwesterly winds and waves gradually decreasing throughout the day.----- The official preview and the US Sailing Team facebook page.
Saturday, August 17, 2019   

J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Finals - St.Moritz SUI - Day 2, Club teams from DEN, RUS and AUS on ranks 1 to 3

 J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Finals - St.Moritz SUI - Day 2, Club teams from DEN, RUS and AUS on ranks 1 to 3 Great Maloja winds came in on Lake St. Moritz in the early afternoon, bringing plenty of action directly in front of the spectator grandstand at the 2019 Champions League Final and major changes occurred during the five flights of the day. ----- New on top is the Kongelig Dansk YC (Copenhagen) with Henrik Jensen DEN one point ahead of the tied PIRogovo with Vladimir Lipavsky RUS and the first-time Australian participant Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (Sydney) of David Chapman AUS showing Europe that the spirit of league sailing surely arrived in Oceania. Another two points back follows the Kalovig Badelaug (Aarhus) with Lars Vilhelmsen DEN, while the day one leader VSa Wannsee (Berlin) with Tim Elsner GER dropped on the 5th place, 5 points behind the podium, tied with the best Swiss team of the SV Kreuzlingen with Thomas Rüegge SUI on rank 6. ----- The results , the event website and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
Saturday, August 17, 2019   

Melges 24 - North American Championship - Traverse City MI, USA - Day 1, Zingara Takes the Melges 24 North American Championship Lead

 Melges 24 - North American Championship - Traverse City MI, USA - Day 1, Zingara Takes the Melges 24 North American Championship Lead The opening day at the 2019 Melges 24 North American Championship produced three great races leaving Richard Reid, Port Credit, Ont, CAN at the helm of 'Zingara' with a significant 11-point lead over 'Flying Toaster' of Mike Dow, Traverse City, MI, USA, first Corinthian, in second place. 'Pied Piper/National Marine Melges 24' of Jack Jenning, Niles, IL, USA follows in third. 41 teams from 3 nations are participating. ----- The results and the report.
International – Friday, August 16, 2019
Friday, August 16, 2019   

J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Finals - St.Moritz SUI - Day 1

The Maloja wind filled in on the opening day of the Champions League Final on Lake St-Moritz despite of a partly overcast sky. All 24 Club teams, split in 8 boat groups, sailed 4 races each. ----- First leader is the VSa Wannsee (Berlin) with Tim Elsner GER one point ahead of Kongelig Dansk YC (Copenhagen) with Henrik Jensen DEN. The Kalovig Badelaug (Aarhus) with Lars Vilhelmsen DEN is on rank 3. ----- The results, the event website and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
Friday, August 16, 2019   

Match Racing - Youth World Championship 2019 - Ekaterinburg RUS - Day 2, Parkin USA 5th after Round Robin I

 Match Racing - Youth World Championship 2019 - Ekaterinburg RUS - Day 2, Parkin USA 5th after Round Robin I The Matchrace Youth World Championship has been underway in Russia since Wednesday and yesterday, Round Robin I was concluded with Tom Grimes AUS as dominating winner with a 10-1 score. Jeppe Borch DEN and Nick Egnot-Johnson NZL followed on the ranks 2 and 3 with an 8-3 standing each. John Parkin USA and his team are on rank 5. ----- In the first duels of Round Robin II, the leading team kept on winning. ----- The results and the daily news.
Friday, August 16, 2019   

Kona One Windsurfing - 2019 Kona World Championship - Lake Garda ITA - Day 1, Temko USA 2nd

 Kona One Windsurfing -  2019 Kona World Championship - Lake Garda ITA - Day 1, Temko USA 2nd A solid 15-20 Ora prevailed on the opening day at the 2019 Kona One Worlds on Lake Garda and after four races, Bjorn Holm SWE took the lead one point ahead of Alex Temko USA, defending champion, and another two points behind Tim Aagesen DEN. ----- The event with large delegations from the USA and CAN will last until Sunday August 18. ----- The results and the event website.
Friday, August 16, 2019   

News re World Sailing - Gerardo Seeliger ESP running for Presidency

 News re World Sailing - Gerardo Seeliger ESP running for Presidency Presidential elections at World Sailing taking place every four years will be held in November 2020 and Gerardo Seeliger ESP, an experienced Olympian, sailing official and business man, has decided to challenge the now President Kim Andersen DEN. The growing dissatisfaction with Governance of the International Sailing Federation, especially the selection of Olympic events and the financial mis-management, have lead Seeliger to stand for President of World Sailing in the 2020 elections. Finn-Olympian in 1972, still active in the Finn Masters scene, he intends to run the Federation bottom-up for the good of the sport according to the needs of clubs, classes and sailors. Here his announcement letter.
International – Thursday, August 15, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019   

J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Finals - St. Moritz SUI

 J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Finals - St. Moritz SUI Today begins the European Sailing Champions League Final on Lake St-Moritz (5978 ft s/l) with 24 Club teams form 10 nations, qualified after the selection events sailed in Palma ESP, Porto Cervo ITA and St.Petersburg RUS. The weather situation over the Alps is rather instable these days, but there is still hope for sun allowing the famous thermal Maloja breeze to fill in. ----- The official preview and the event website. The competition lasts until next Sunday, August 18.
International – Wednesday, August 14, 2019
International – Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Tuesday, August 13, 2019   

Various classes - Cowes Week - Cowes GBR - Day 3

 Various classes - Cowes Week - Cowes GBR - Day 3 After the Fastnet Race and SailGP last Sunday, the tradtitional Cowes Week has been underway since Saturday with 54 (!) classes participating, not only big fleets sailing under IRC and ORC rules, but also numerous OneDesign classes such as Dragon, SB20, J/70, J/80, Diam-24 or Etchells. ------ In rainy weather and a 5-15kn wind, all classes completed at least one race. ------ Here all ranking lists and the daily news. ----- Racing can be followed daily on live stream or as replays.
International – Monday, August 12, 2019
Monday, August 12, 2019   

Olympic Games - 2020 Nation Berths Qualifications at Pan Am Games

 Olympic Games - 2020 Nation Berths Qualifications at Pan Am Games Olympic Nation berths were at stake for the Americas at the Pan Am Games in Lima as well. ----- The USA succeeded to qualify in the 49ersFX with Stephanie Roble/Maragret Shea and in the Nacra-17 with Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis. Canada had the upper hand in the fight for the 49er berth with Alexander Heinzemann/Justin Barnes finishing ahead of the US team Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid. The US Sailing Team overview.----- Qualified after the Pan Am Games are also the following nations: Laser Standard GUA (Juan Ignacio Maegli) and ESA (Enrique Arathoon); in the Lasers Radial ARG (Lucía Falasca) and URU (Dolores Moreira); in the 49ers BRA (Marco Grael/Gabriel Borges); in the 49ersFX ARG (Victoria Travascio/María Sol Branz); in the Nacra-17 URU (Pablo Defazio/Dominique Knüppel). ----- The 2020 Summer Olympics Qualification System
Monday, August 12, 2019   

F50-Catamaran - SailGP - Act 4 - Cowes GBR - Final results, Team AUS of Tom Slingsby outstanding winner

Much action in Cowes GBR yesterday during Act 4 of SailGP thanks to winds around 25kn. Team USA of Rome Kirby USA capsized within 30 seconds of the start of race one, but surprisingly was able to compete during the rest of the day. Less lucky was Team GBR of Dylan Fletcher GBR taking a violent nose dive on the penultimate leg of the first race that prevented them from finishing racing. Outstanding was Team AUS of Tom Slingsby AUS dominating all three races and becoming the first crew to break the 50-knot speed barrier in sail racing. Team JPN of Nathan Outteridge AUS, at the top of the leaderboard one point ahead of the Slingsby going into Cowes, had a crash down from the foils in race one causing a break of one of its grinding pedestals, drastically decreasing performance and never had a chance to challenge Team AUS. -----The leaderboard, the news and the video of the day. ----- Next stop will be the SailGP Final in Marseille FRA, where the SailGP championship trophy and $1 million awaits the season winner.
Monday, August 12, 2019   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Teneriffa ESP - Final results, Iballa Moreno ESP and Jaeger Stone AUS winners

Finally, sufficient wind filled in on the last day of the Wave Worldcup on Teneriffa ESP to allow for one elimination run in good waves. The winners were Iballa Moreno ESP in the women (against Justynia Snyadi POL) and Jaeger Stone AUS, a newcomer, (against Victor Fernandez ESP). ----- The video. ----- All details on the PWA website.
International – Sunday, August 11, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019   

F50-Catamaran - SailGP - Act 4 - Cowes GBR - Day 2, racing postponed due to stormy winds

 F50-Catamaran - SailGP - Act 4 - Cowes GBR - Day 2, racing postponed due to stormy winds No racing in Cowes GBR yesterday because of stormy winds of up to 35kn. The fourth SailGP Act will therefore be held today Sunday with the program condensed on one day. Livestream will be available on this website beginning at 15h UTC. A 18-22kn has been forecast and spectacle is guarenteed. Team GBR, winner of both Practice Races on Friday, as well as Team Australia and Team Japan reached speeds above 50kn during the trainings. ----- The preview.
Sunday, August 11, 2019   

RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - St.Petersburg RUS - Final results, Gold for ISR and RUS, Temko USA 49th

 RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - St.Petersburg RUS - Final results, Gold for ISR and RUS, Temko USA 49th The RS:X Windsurfer Youth World Championship in St-Petersburg RUS was concluded yesterday with the Medal Races held in a light 5-8kn wind. ----- Israel confirmed the three podium positions in the Boys fleet with Eyal Zror ISR as winner ahead of Daniel Tashtash ISR and Ruven Hillel ISR. The defending champion Fabien Pianazza FRA on rank 5 was 6 points behind a Medal. ----- As reported yesterday, the ranks for the USA delegation, sailing in the Silverfleet, were Alexander Temko USA 14th (49th overall), Mavrick Putnam USA 17th (52nd overall) and Manuel Nores USA 28th (63rd overall) among the 69 participants. ----- Change on rank one in the Girls, as Yana Reznikova RUS , winning the Medal Race, replaced the long-time leader Manon Pianazza FRA on top, leaving her Silver only. Bronze went to Naama Greenberg ISR. ----- The ranking lists and the final report.
Sunday, August 11, 2019   

Women's Match Racing World Championship 2019 - Lyseskil SWE - Final results, McGregor GBR Champion, Breault USA rank 8

 Women's Match Racing World Championship 2019 - Lyseskil SWE - Final results, McGregor GBR Champion, Breault USA rank 8 Defeating Claire Leroy FRA in the Final with 3-0, the defending Champion Lucy McGregor GBR and her team won their third Match Race Worlds title in a row. Winner in the Petite Final was Pauline Courtois FRA beating Renée Groenveld NED with 2-1. ----- The final report.
Sunday, August 11, 2019   (Image © PWA John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Teneriffa ESP - Day 6, again no wind, favorable forecast for today

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Teneriffa ESP - Day 6, again no wind, favorable forecast for today Again, not enough wind and waves on Teneriffa ESP to continue the PWA Wave Worldcup event. Up to now only four heats could be completed. The fleet is desperately hoping for a perfect last day, as the weather forecast annonced a 25-30kn wind. All details on the PWA website.
Sunday, August 11, 2019   

Pan Am Games - Lima PER - Day 8 - the Final Results of all North American sailors/teams

 Pan Am Games - Lima PER - Day 8 - the Final Results of all North American sailors/teams Updated results of August 10
(final after all Medal Races)


Men’s events:

Laser Standard (10 + MD races):
- 3rd Charlie Buckingham USA
- 6th Robert Davies CAN
- 9th Yanic Gentry MEX

49ers (12 + MD races):
- 3rd Alexander Heinzemann/Justin Barnes CAN
- 4th Mollerus/MacDiarmid USA
- 7th Ander and Danel Belausteguigoitia MEX

RS:X men windsurfers (12 + MD races):
- 2nd Pedro Pascual USA
- 5th David Mier Y Teran MEX


Women's events:

Lasers Radial 10 + MD races):
- 1st Sarah Douglas CAN
- 2nd Charlotte Rose USA
- 5th Elena Oetling MEX

49ersFX (12 + MD races):
- 2nd Stephanie Roble/Maragret Shea USA
- 4th Alexandra Ten Hove/Mariah Millen CAN

RS:X women windsurfers (12 + MD races):
- 4th Farrah Hall USA
- 5th Demita Vega MEX
- 6th Olivia Mew CAN


Mixed events:

Nacra-17 (12 + MD races):
- 1st Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis USA
- 6th Enrique Figueroa/Gretchen Ortiz PUR
- 9th Allison Surrette/Maxwel Flinn CAN

Snipe (10 + MD races):
- 1st Ernesto Rodriguez/Hallie Schiffmann USA
- 7th Ramon Gonzalez/Tiare Sierra PUR

Lightning (10 + MD races):
- 5th Jody Swanson/Ian Jones/Dennis Dieball USA
- 7th Richard Walsh/Alex Cox/Nikka Stoger CAN


Open events:

Sunfish (10 + MD races):
- 2nd Luke Ramsay CAN
- 4th Conner Blouin USA
- 10th Agusti Lazaro PUR
- 11th Hector Guzman MEX

Kite (18 + MD races):
- 3rd William Cyr USA
- 4th Xantos Villegas MEX
- 5th Michael Brodeur CAN


The US Sailing daily updateand the daily schedule with ranking links.
Sunday, August 11, 2019   

Pan Am Games - Lima PER - Day 8, Final Results

 Pan Am Games - Lima PER - Day 8, Final Results Yesterday, the second half of the Medal Races were held at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 . Overall, the USA won 2 Gold Medals with Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis (Nacra) and Ernesto Rodriguez/Hallie Schiffmann (Snipe), 3 Silver Medals with Charlotte Rose (Laser Radial), Pedro Pascual (RS:X men windsurfers) and Stephanie Roble/Maragret Shea USA (49erFX) and 2 Bronze Medals with Charlie Buckingham (Laser Standard) and William Cyr (Kite). The Canadian Team won one Gold Medal with Sarah Douglas (Laser Radial), one Silver Medal with Luke Ramsay (Sunfish) and one Bronze Medal with Alexander Heinzemann/Justin Barnes CAN (49ers).----- Please link on the updated Final Results of all North American sailors/teams and check the US Sailing daily update for news details. ----- Hereafter, all Pan American Games Medal Winners:----- Lasers Standard: 1st Juan Maegli GUA, 2nd Bruno Fontes BRA, 3rd Charlie Buckingham USA ----- Laser Radial: 1st Sarah Douglas CAN, 2nd Charlotte Rose USA, 3rd Lucia Falascia ARG. ----- 49ers: 1st Marco Grael/Gabriel Borges BRA, 2nd Klaus and Yago Lange ARG, 3rd Alexander Heinzemann/Justin Barnes CAN. ----- 49ersFX: 1st Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA, 2nd Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA, 3rd Victoria Travascio/Sol Branz ARG. ----- RS:X men windsurfers: 1st Bautista Saubidet ARG, 2nd Pedro Pascual USA, 3rd Mack Eerenbeemt ARU. ----- RS:X women windsurfers: 1st Patricia Freitas BRA, 2nd Celia Tejerina ARG, 3rd Maria Bazo PER. ----- Snipes: 1st Ernesto Rodriguez/Hallie Schiffmann USA, 2nd Ricardo Fabini/Florencia Parnizari URU, 3rd Juliana Duque/Rafael Martins BRA. -----Nacras-17: 1st Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis USA, 2nd Matep Majdalani/Eugenia Bosco ARG, 3rd Samuel Albrecht/Gabriela Nicolino BRA. ----- Lightnings: 1st Javier Conte/Paula Salerno/Ignacio Giammona ARG, 2nd Claudio Biekarch/Isabel Ficker/Gunnar Ficker BRA, 3rd Felipe Robles/Andres Guevara/Paula Herman CHI. ----- Sunfish: 1st Matheus Dellagnelo BRA, 2nd Luke Ramsay CAN, 3rd Renzo Sanguinetti PER. ----- Kites: 1st Bruno Lobo BRA 1st, 2nd Nicolas Landauer URU, 3rd William Cyr USA. ----- The daily schedule with links to the ranking lists.
International – Saturday, August 10, 2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019   

6mR - World Championship 2019 - Hanko FIN - Final results - Gold for Philippe Durr SUI and HM King Juan Carlos ESP

 6mR - World Championship 2019 - Hanko FIN - Final results - Gold for Philippe Durr SUI and HM King Juan Carlos ESP Not enough wind on the spare day as well and - based on the results of Wednesday after 6 races - Philippe Durr/Nicholas Berthoud/Kaspar Schadegg/Yann Marillet/Alexandre Nicole SUI were declared 6 metre World Champions in the Modernes division. Patrick de Barros POR and Hugo Stenbeck SUI followed on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- In the Classics division, HM Juan Carlos of Spain and his team (with Ross McDonald CAN), are the winners with Karl-Gustav Oihl FIN and Ossi Paija FIN completing the podium. ----- The ranking lists and the final report.
Saturday, August 10, 2019   

F50-Catamaran - Sail GP - Cowes GBR - Start postponed

 F50-Catamaran - Sail GP - Cowes GBR - Start postponed Round 5 of SailGP in Cowes was scheduled to begin today on the foiling F-50 catamarans. Due to forecasted severe adverse weather, and in order to ensure the safety of all athletes, racing has been postponed on Sunday. Interim leader after 3 of the 5 events is Japan (Nathan Outteridge NZL) one point ahead of Australia (Tom Slingsby AUS). ----- The news.
Saturday, August 10, 2019   (Image © Denis Razumovich)

RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - St.Petersburg RUS - Day 4, Medal Races today, best North American Alex Temko USA 49th

 RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - St.Petersburg RUS - Day 4, Medal Races today, best North American Alex Temko USA 49th Yesterday, the Qualifications for Medal Races of the RS:X Youth Worlds in St-Petersburg RUS today were concluded with another three races. In the Boys, three Israeli are on top of the rankings with Eyal Zror ISR 2 points ahead of Daniel Tashtash ISR and another 2 points behind Ruven Hillel ISR. Medal chances have also Alexandros Kalpogiannakis GRE and Fabien Pianazza FRA. ----- The ranks for the USA delegation, sailing in the Silverfleet, are Alexander Temko USA 14th (49th overall), Mavrick Putnam USA 17th (52nd overall) and Manuel Nores USA 28th (63rd overall). 69 participants .----- In the Girls, Manon Pianazza FRA has a 3 point lead on Yana Reznikova RUS. Naam Greenberg ISR follows on rank 3. 35 participants. ----- No North American Girls racing. ----- The ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, August 10, 2019   

Pan Am Games - Lima PER - Day 7, two medals for CAN (Gold for Sarah Douglas) and four medals for the USA

 Pan Am Games - Lima PER - Day 7, two medals for CAN (Gold for Sarah Douglas) and four medals for the USA Yesterday, the Medal Races were held at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 for the Men and Women events. CAN earned one Gold with Sarah Douglas (Laser Radial) and one Bronze Medal with Alexander Heinzemann/Justin Barnes CAN (49ers). ----- The USA earned three Silver Medals with Charlotte Rose (Laser Radial), Pedro Pascual (RS:X men windsurfers) and Stephanie Roble/Maragret Shea USA (49erFX), as well as a Bronze Medal with Charlie Buckingham (Laser Standard). ----- The Mixed and Open event Medal Races will follow today Saturday. ----- Please link on the updated results overview of all North American sailors/teams and check the US Sailing daily update for news details. ----- Hereafter, the Pan American Games Medal Winners in the Men and Women events. ----- Lasers Standard: 1st Juan Maegli GUA, 2nd Bruno Fontes BRA, 3rd Charlie Buckingham USA ----- Laser Radial: 1st Sarah Douglas CAN, 2nd Charlotte Rose USA, 3rd Lucia Falascia ARG. ----- 49ers: 1st Marco Grael/Gabriel Borges BRA, 2nd Klaus and Yago Lange ARG, 3rd Alexander Heinzemann/Justin Barnes CAN. ----- 49ersFX: 1st Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA, 2nd Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA, 3rd Victoria Travascio/Sol Branz ARG. ----- RS:X men windsurfers: 1st Bautista Saubidet ARG, 2nd Pedro Pascual USA, 3rd Mack Eerenbeemt ARU. ----- RS:X women windsurfers: 1st Patricia Freitas BRA, 2nd Celia Tejerina ARG, 3rd Maria Bazo PER. ----- Today on the program are the Medal Races for the Snipes with Ernesto Rodriguez/Hallie Schiffmann USA, 4pts ahead of Ricardo Fabini/Florencia Parnizari URU, the Nacras-17 with Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis USA 6 points ahead of a tied duo with Matep Majdalani/Eugenia Bosco ARG and Samuel Albrecht/Gabriela Nicolino BRA, the Lightnings with Claudio Biekarch/Isabel Ficker/Gunnar Ficker BRA and Javier Conte/Paula Salerno/Ignacio Giammona ARG tied on top, the Sunfish with Matheus Dellagnelo BRA 4pts ahead of Luke Ramsay CAN and the Kites with Bruno Lobo BRA 1st, Nicolas Landauer URU 2nd and William Cyr USA 3rd solidly on the respective Medal ranks. ----- The daily schedule with links to the ranking lists.
International – Friday, August 9, 2019
Friday, August 9, 2019   

470 - World Championship 2019 - Enoshima JPN - Final results, Gold for GBR and AUS, disappointing North Americans

 470 - World Championship 2019 - Enoshima JPN - Final results, Gold for GBR and AUS, disappointing North Americans The 470 World Championships on the Olympic waters of Enoshima JPN were concluded this morning UTC with the Medal Races with only small modifications on the podiums. ----- Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS secured their seventh World Champion title ahead of Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP. Thanks to winning the Medal Race, Dahlberg/Bergström SWE moved up on the Bronze rank. ----- In the 470 women, Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR won the duel against Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN. Bronze went to Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA. ----- The Olympic nations berth went in the Men to Greece, Russia, China and Turkey, in the Women to Poland, Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Germany. ----- The North American teams were definitely not at ease with the rather rough conditions in Japan. The best placed Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA (Trevor Moore Foundation) on rank 18 were much below their standard. Fortunately enough, the Olympic nations qualification had been realized last year already. Trevor Davis/Trevor Bornarth USA (Severn Sailing Association/Oyster Bay 470 Team) as 51st and Joshua Yale/Michael Montagnese CAN as 52nd are the backmarkers of the 52 boat fleet. ----- Sticking together in the last third of the 470 women fleet were Atlantic Brugman Cabot/Nora Brugman Cabot USA (Shelter Island YC) on 30th, Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss USA (St. Francis YC/New York YC) on 31st and Carmen Cowles/Emma Cowles USA (Larchmont YC) on 32nd. Obviously, the hoped Olympic nation berth was far away. Emily Bornarth/Laura Slovensky USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) remained on rank 38 among the 39 participants. ----- The ranking lists and the news.
Friday, August 9, 2019   

Optimist - Trofeo Simone Lombardi - Malcesine ITA - Day 3, good Swiss performance with five in top-15

 Optimist - Trofeo Simone Lombardi - Malcesine ITA - Day 3, good Swiss performance with five in top-15 The Optimist Trofeo Lombardi on Lake Garda continued yesterday with two races and good results of the Swiss team. ----- With the day ranks 5 and 2, Boris Hirsch SUI took the overall lead 4 points ahead of Zeno Marchesini ITA. Weka Banubandh THA advanced on the 3rd place. ----- In the younger Cadetti, Tomaso Picotti ITA is now the sole leader with two race wins yesterday. Erik Scheidt ITA/BRA follows on the 2nd position. ----- The ranking lists.
Friday, August 9, 2019   

Women's Match Racing World Championship 2019 - Lyseskil SWE - Day 3, Nicole Breault USA qualified for Quarter Finals

Yesterday, the Round Robin at the Women's Matcb Race Worlds in Sweden was concluded and the Repechage was held for the second half of the Quarter finalists. Behind Lucy McGregor GBR, Pauline Courtois FRA, Anna Östling SWE and Marie Björling SWE, Claire Leroy FRA, Johanna Bergquist SWE, Renée Groenveld NED and Nicole Breault USA were qualified. ----- The news with results und the video of the day.
Friday, August 9, 2019   

6m - World Championship 2019 - Hanko FIN - Day 4, final races postponed on today

 6m - World Championship 2019 - Hanko FIN - Day 4, final races postponed on today The crucial final races at the 6 metre Worlds in Finland were planned for yesterday, but the wind was absent, and the decisive last races will take place on the spare day today. A tied leading trio will fight for the title and medals with Philipp Durr SUI, Patrick De Barros POR and Hugo Stenbeck SUI. The wind forecast is not very promising. ----- HM Juan Carlos of Spain is first in the Classic division. ----- The ranking lists, the daily news and the event facebook page with the video of the day.
International – Thursday, August 8, 2019
Thursday, August 8, 2019   

470 - World Championship 2019 - Enoshima JPN - Day 4, tight battle on top of both gender fleets

 470 - World Championship 2019 - Enoshima JPN - Day 4, tight battle on top of both gender fleets Winning 2 races in the fresh winds prevailing yesterday at the 470 Worlds in Japan, Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP reclaimed the lead in the 470 Men, but Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS are only 1 point behind. ----- No position change among the North Americans with Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA (Trevor Moore Foundation) as 16th, Trevor Davis/Trevor Bornarth USA (Severn Sailing Association/Oyster Bay 470 Team) as 51st and Joshua Yale/Michael Montagnese CAN as 52nd among the 52 participants. ----- In the battle for the four 2020 Olympic nations berths (USA is already qualified), GRE is on a safe place with Panagiotis/Mantis GRE on 5th. RUS, TUR and CHN would be in as well after 9 races. HUN (backlog 8 points), GER (at 15 points) and SUI (at 19 points) hope for a miracle in the last race of today. ----- In the 470 women, Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN reduced the deficit on the leading Hannah Mills/Saskia Clarke GBR to 2 points. Elena Berta/Bianca Caruso ITA progressed on rank 3. Position changes among the US women with Atlantic Brugman Cabot/Nora Brugman Cabot USA (Shelter Island YC) on 30th, Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss USA (St. Francis YC/New York YC) on 31st and Carmen Cowles/Emma Cowles USA (Larchmont YC) on 32nd. Emily Bornarth/Laura Slovensky USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) remain on rank 38 among the 39 participants. ----- The six available Olympic berths go currently to POL (rank 7, 86 pts), BRA (10th, 95 pts), AUS (11th, 98 pts), NED (12th, 101 pts), ISR (13th, 125 pts) and GER (16th, 145 pts). The USA teams are without qualification chances. Here the details re the Olympic qualification system. ----- Today, the last qualification races will be held. Tomorrow Friday follow the Medal Races. ----- The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Thursday, August 8, 2019   

Women's Match Racing World Championship 2019 - Lyseskil SWE - Day 2, MacGregor GBR and Björling SWE qualified for Quarter Finals

 Women's Match Racing World Championship 2019 - Lyseskil SWE - Day 2, MacGregor GBR and Björling SWE qualified for Quarter Finals With a 10-1 score, the defending champion Lucy McGregor GBR is prematurely qualified for the Quarter Finals, and also Marie Björling SWE, 7-4 score, is in the next round. Nicole Breault USA on rank 6 with a 4-4 result has a fair chance to qualify for the Quarters today. ----- Some teams completed only 5 of the 11 matches so far and the Round Robin will continue today. ----- The results and the daily news.
Thursday, August 8, 2019   (Image © Denis Razumovich)

RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - St.Petersburg RUS - Day 2, Zror ISR leads, Temko USA now 49th

 RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - St.Petersburg RUS - Day 2, Zror ISR leads, Temko USA now 49th Calms prevailed yesterday in St-Petersburg RUS contrasting the fresh breeze of day one. The eventual 5-8kn breeze asked for much pumping to finish the three races finally completed to conclude the Qualification phase for Gold and Silver in the Boys fleet. ----- As best of the day, Eyal Zror ISR has taken the lead in the Boys fleet. Alexander Temko USA lost 4 ranks and is now 49th as best of three US boys. ----- In the Girls, Manon Pianazza FRA is the new leader. ----- The results and the daily news.
Thursday, August 8, 2019   

6m - World Championship 2019 - Hanko FIN - Day 3, HM King Juan Carlos ESP lead in Classics

 6m - World Championship 2019 - Hanko FIN - Day 3, HM King Juan Carlos ESP lead in Classics After the two races of yesterday at the 6 metre Worlds in Finland, the trio Philipp Dürr SUI, Patrick De Barros POR and Hugo Stenbeck SUI with their teams is now jointly on top of the Open division. In the Classics, HM King Juan Carlos of Spain (tactics Ross McDonald CAN) is the clear leader. ----- The results and the event website.
Thursday, August 8, 2019   

Nacra-Catamarans - World Championship 2019 - Gravedona ITA - Day 4, Stroebel/Tjarnsved USA lead in Nacra 18

 Nacra-Catamarans - World Championship 2019 - Gravedona ITA - Day 4, Stroebel/Tjarnsved USA lead in Nacra 18 After 7 races, Steve Stroebel/Max Tjarnsved USA are first in the Nacra 18 with a 5 point advantage on Sanne Wielenga/Niels De Haas NED. ----- On top of the Youth Nacra-15 catamaran, Billy Margaux/Leo Morin FRA have now a 10 point lead on Titouan Petard/Marion Declef FRA. ----- In the Nacra-20, Albert Steenman/Mitchell Steenman NED are on rank 1 with 5 bullets in 7 races, but Nick Elmore/Andrew Wood GBR are only 3 points back and everything can happen in the last races today. ----- All ranking lists.
International – Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019   

470 - World Championship 2019 - Enoshima JPN - Day 3, no position improvements of USA and CAN teams

Three races are on the program today Wednesday and the competition is underway this morning UTC with the Men fleet split in Gold and Silver. The live ticker and GPS tracking inform on the current situation. By noon, the updated ranking list will be available. ----- We reported yesterday on the standings after four races. A fifth race was completed and Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP took the lead 2 points ahead of Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA (Trevor Moore Foundation) are on the 16th place, qualified for the Goldfleet. Trevor Davis/Trevor Bornarth USA (Severn Sailing Association/Oyster Bay 470 Team) are 51st and Joshua Yale/Michael Montagnese CAN 52nd among the 52 participants.. ----- In the 470 women, Ai Kondo/Miho Joshioka JPN moved on top one point ahead of Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Jolanta Ogar POL. Position changes among the US women with Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss USA (St. Francis YC/New York YC) 27th, Atlantic Brugman Cabot/Nora Brugman Cabot USA (Shelter Island YC) on 30th and Carmen Cowles/Emma Cowles USA (Larchmont YC) on 31st. Emily Bornarth/Laura Slovensky USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) remain on rank 38 among the 39 participants. ----- The ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019   

Optimist - Trofeo Simone Lombardi - Malcesine ITA - Day 1, with 376 participants, Menard USA 131st

 Optimist - Trofeo Simone Lombardi - Malcesine ITA - Day 1, with 376 participants, Menard USA 131st The Trofeo Simone Lombardi, the second important Optimist Regatta on Lake Garda within a week, began yesterday in Malcesine with three races. ----- Soma Kis HUN, Zeno Marchesini ITA and Lorenzo Ghirotti ITA share the lead at equal points in the Juniores fleet (300 participants). Yann Menard USA ollows on rank 131. ----- In the younger Cadetti, Tomaso Picotti ITA and Erik Scheidt ITA/BRA are tied on top. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019   

Women Match Racing World Championship 2019 - Lyseskil SWE - Day 1

 Women Match Racing World Championship 2019 - Lyseskil SWE - Day 1 10 of the 22 Round Robin flight have been completed so far at the Women Match Race World Championship in Sweden with Pauline Courtois FRA, Anna Oestling SWE, Claire Leroy FRA and Johanna Berquist SWE with a 4-1 score on top of the interim rankings. Nicole Breault USA follows on rank 5 (3-2). The defending champion Lucy MacGregor GBR has a 3-1 score. ----- The leader board and the news.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019   

RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - St.Petersburg RUS - Day 1, Alex Temko 45th best of 3 US boys

3 races were held at the RS:X Windsurfer Youth World Championship initialised yesterday in sun and a 12-15kn wind in St. Petersburg RUS. ----- In the (69 participants, 18 nationms, 4 continents), Yun Pouliquen FRA is in the lead one point ahead of Riuven Hillel ISR. Alexander Temko USA on 45th is the best of three US boys. ----- In the Girls (35 participants, 12 nations, 3 continents), three Israeli are on top with Maja Nadler ISR one point ahead of Naama Greenberg ISR. At equal points on 3rd and 4th follow Linoy Geva ISR and Manon Pianazza FRA. ----- The ranking list, the daily news and the video of the day.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019   

6m - World Championship 2019 - Hanko FIN - Day 2, with 4 CAN and 3 USA boats

 6m - World Championship 2019 - Hanko FIN - Day 2, with 4 CAN and 3 USA boats After 4 races at the 6 metre World Championships in Hanko FIN, Henrik Andersin FIN leads in the Open division one point ahead of Philipp Durr SUI. Jali Maekelae USA and his team are 6th. Reigh North CAN i s 10th. 15 teams from 8 nations participate. ----- In the Classic-rankings, Pedro Campos ESP and his team are first ahead of Louis Heckly FRA. Eric Jespersen USA and his team are 6th, Nigel Ashman CAN is 23rd. 31 Classics from 8 nations racing. ----- The ranking lists, the event website and the video.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019   (Image © PWA John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Teneriffa ESP - Day 2, Youth competition concluded

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Teneriffa ESP - Day 2, Youth competition concluded The PWA Wave Worldcup event on Teneriffa ESP began last Monday with the Youth races. Winner in the U17 Final was Liam Dunkerbeck ESP defeating Lennart Neubauer GER. In the U15 competition, Hayata Ishii JPN was the winner. ----- Today, the professionals will start to their eliminations. ----- All details on the PWA website.
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