North America – Monday, June 17, 2019
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 .
North America – Sunday, June 16, 2019
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.
North America – Friday, June 14, 2019
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.
North America – Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019   

ORC, PHRF, ORR divisions - Annapolis to Newport Race - the Figaro 3 successful in the USA too, Givry USA takes line honors

 ORC, PHRF, ORR divisions - Annapolis to Newport Race - the Figaro 3 successful in the USA too, Givry USA takes line honors 'La Defonce', the Figaro 3 of Laurent Givry, Fairfax Station, VA, USA, together with Sidney Gavignet FRA, the experienced French offshore sailor, became the first double-handed team in the Annapolis-to-Newport Race history to capture line honors of this 475nm race. 44 boats in seven divisions participated in this traditional race, held in various forms, for the first time in 1871. ---- The results of all divisions, the report in Baltimore Sun, the event website and the event facebook page.
North America – Sunday, June 9, 2019
North America – Monday, May 27, 2019
Monday, May 27, 2019   (Image © Hannah Noll)

Melges 24 - 2019 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship - Fairhope, Ala. USA - final results

 Melges 24 - 2019 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship - Fairhope, Ala. USA - final results After seven races, Michael Goldfarb, Seattle, WA and his team won the 2019 Melges 24 National Championship held on Mobile Bay Ala. at the Fairhope YC after a thrilling last day. Five points behind finished Travis Weisleder, Richmond, VA and Bruce Ayres, Newport Beach, CA tied on the ranks 2 and 3. K.C. Shannon, Fayetteville, GA, strong leader during two days, finally missed the podium by one point only. Steve Suddath, Jacksonville, FL on rank 10 was the best Corinthian. ----- The final report, the final results and the events website.
Monday, May 27, 2019   

IRC and PHRF classes - 74th Block Island Race - Final results

Last Friday, 65 yachts, split in 13 IRC/PHRF categories, participated in the 74th edition of the Block Island Race. In the Class 1 IRC rankings, 'Pegasus', the Beneteau First 36.7 of Hartmut Ludwig, West Windsor, NJ, finished first ahead of 'Helios', the Sunfast 3600 of Adrian Little, Newport, RI. Here the final results of all categories.
North America – Monday, May 13, 2019
Monday, May 13, 2019   

Etchells - 2019 North American Championship - in Shore Acres, TX - final results

 Etchells - 2019 North American Championship -  in Shore Acres, TX - final results After seven races sailed, Scott Kaufman (NYYC/SIYC) and his team won the 2019 Etchells North American Championship held in Shore Acres, TX ahead of Marvin Beckmann (Houston YC) on 2nd at equal points. Two points behind followed Shannon W Bush (Corpus Christi YC/NYYC) on 3rd. Bruce Burton (Bayview YC) on the 4th place was the best Corinthian. ---- The results, the Etchells USA facebook page and the Houston YC website.
North America – Sunday, May 12, 2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019   

Various classes - Antigua Bermuda Race 2019 - Day 4 - Supermaxi SHK Scallywag (HKG) has taken Line Honors

 Various classes - Antigua Bermuda Race 2019 - Day 4 - Supermaxi SHK Scallywag (HKG) has taken Line Honors Supermaxi 'SHK Scallywag' (HKG) has taken the line honors in the 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race in an elapsed time of 80hrs 54mins 21sec. The Lombard 46 'Pata Negra' (GBR) leads the fleet after IRC time correction. The Alfred Mylne ketch 'Mariella' (ANT) is first in the CSA Cruising Class. Fast reaching conditions prevail in the approach to the Bermundas. ---- The race tracker with positions, the entry list, the event website with report of day 4 and the videos.
North America – Friday, May 10, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019   

Match Racing - Bermuda Gold Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 3 - Repechage: Poole USA, Macgregor GBR, Botticini ITA and Monnin SUI in Quarterfinals

 Match Racing - Bermuda Gold Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 3 - Repechage: Poole USA, Macgregor GBR, Botticini ITA and Monnin SUI in Quarterfinals Chris Poole USA finished first in the Repechage (5-2 record), followed by Lucy MacGregor GBR (5-2), Ettore Botticini ITA (4-3) and Eric Monnin SUI (4-3). The pairings for the Quarterfinals of today are Williams GBR vs Botticini ITA, Mirsky AUS vs Price AUS, Berntsson SWE vs Poole USA and MacGregor GBR vs Monnin SUI. ---- The news of day 3 and the results.
Friday, May 10, 2019   

Optimist - Junior Gold Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 3, Jonathan Siegel USA 14th

 Optimist - Junior Gold Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 3, Jonathan Siegel USA 14th As every year, Optimist sailors from around the World have been invited by the Bermuda Gold Cup organisers and hosted by local families. After 8 races, the clear leader of the Optimist Junior Gold Cup is George Lee Rush NZL 19 points ahead of Mattheo Capasso CAY. Jonathan Siegel USA is 14th among the 34 participants. ---- The results and the event-website.
Friday, May 10, 2019   

Various classes - Antigua Bermuda Race 2019 - Day 2 - SHK Scallywag HKG leads ahead of Esprit de Corps CAN

 Various classes - Antigua Bermuda Race 2019 - Day 2  - SHK Scallywag HKG leads ahead of Esprit de Corps CAN No change on top of the rankings this morning UTC with the Dowell 100 SHK Scallywag HKG of David Witt HKG in the lead with 480nm left to the finish, 81nm ahead of the Volvo 60 Esprit de Corps CAN of Gilles Barbot CAN and 93nm in front of the Grand Mistral 80 Weddell ITA of Afanasy Isaev GBR/RUS. These three boats have now also taken the lead in IRC calculated time. ---- The race tracker with positions, the entry list, the event website with report of day 2 and the videos.
North America – Thursday, May 9, 2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019   

Match Racing - Bermuda Gold Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 2 - Williams GBR, Mirsky AUS, Price AUS and Berntsson SWE in Quarterfinals, Poole USA in Repechage today

 Match Racing - Bermuda Gold Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 2 - Williams GBR, Mirsky AUS, Price AUS and Berntsson SWE in Quarterfinals, Poole USA in Repechage today Ian Williams GBR (9-2), Torvar Mirsky AUS and Harry Price AUS (8-3 each) as well as Johnie Berntsson SWE (7-4) are qualified for the Quarter Finals after the Round Robin, concluded on the Bermudas yesterday in a 10-14kn breeze. The rest of the fleet, among them Chris Poole USA (6.33-4) on rank 5, will sail a repechage for the additional four slots. ---- The results and the news.
Thursday, May 9, 2019   (Image © Tobias Stoerkle)

Various classes - Antigua Bermuda Race 2019 - Day 2 - SHK Scallywag HKG leads ahead of Esprit de Corps CAN

 Various classes - Antigua Bermuda Race 2019 - Day 2  - SHK Scallywag HKG leads ahead of Esprit de Corps CAN The Dowell 100 SHK Scallywag HKG of David Witt HKG was in the lead in elapsed time this morning 3h UTC ahead of the Volvo 60 Esprit de Corps CAN of Gilles Barbot CAN and the the Grand Mistral 80 Weddell ITA of Afanasy Isaev GBR/RUS. The Lombard 46 Pata Negra GBR of Andrew Lis GBR was the early leader in the IRC Division and the 1938 yawl Mariella ANT of Carlo Falcone ANT was going well in the CSA Class. ---- The 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race fleet set off yesterday from Antigua in sunshine and 20kn trade winds with close to a hundred sailors from 12 nations, including Canada and the USA, taking part in the 935nm offshore race from Antigua to Bermuda. ---- The race tracker with positions, the entry list, the video of the start and the event website.
North America – Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019   

Match Racing - Bermuda Gold Cup 2019 - Hamilton BER - Day 1, Price AUS and Williams USA tied on 1 and 2, Poole USA 3rd

 Match Racing - Bermuda Gold Cup 2019 - Hamilton BER - Day 1, Price AUS and Williams USA tied on 1 and 2, Poole USA 3rd Harry Price AUS, age 23, is on top of the leader board winning 5 of the 6 races sailed on day one of the Bermuda Gold Cup, the eldest matchrace of the World in one-design boats. Having defeated the six-time matchracing world champion Ian Williams GBR - with 5 wins as well - in the head-to-head flight, the tie was broken in favor of the young Aussie. Chris Poole USA has also 5 wins, but received a penalty deduction in the race against Ettore Botticini ITA.
The results and the daily news.
North America – Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - USODA 2019 Optimist Team Trials - Marina del Rey, CA - Final results

 Optimist - USODA 2019 Optimist Team Trials - Marina del Rey, CA - Final results Tommy Sitzmann (Lauderdale YC) finished on top in the 2019 Optimist Trials, the qualifier for international competitions, held on the West Coast from May 2 to 5. 3 points behind followed Samara Walshe (Edgartown YC). Gil Hackel (Lauderdale YC) on rank 3 was another 6 points back. This trio was clearly dominating the 193 boat fleet 16 points and more behind. ---- A video summary by the PRO Staff Commodore Bill Stump, the Goldfleet results, the Silverfleet results, the event facebook page.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019   

IRC - 2019 RORC Mainseries - Cervantes Trophy Race Cowes GBR - Le Havre FRA - Final results - Wizard USA 5th interim in Overall Rankings

 IRC - 2019 RORC Mainseries - Cervantes Trophy Race Cowes GBR - Le Havre FRA - Final results - Wizard USA 5th interim in Overall Rankings 'Redshift', the GP42 of Ed Fishwick GBR finished first ahead of 'Keronimo', the Ker 40 of Lars and Birgitta Elfverson GBR and 'Van Uden', the Ker 46 of Gerd-Jan Poortman NED. ---- The Cervantes Trophy results and the RORC results overview. ---- In the 2019 RORC Mainseries IRC Overall rankings, 'Kuka 3', the Cookson 50 of Franco Niggeler SUI remains on top of the 161 ranked yachts after three events. The best-ranked USA yacht is 'Wizard', the Volvo Open 70 of David and Peter Askew USA on rank 5.
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