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Top News – Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018   

F18 Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Sarasota FL, USA, day 1

 F18 Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Sarasota FL, USA, day 1 68 teams from 14 nations are on the entry list of the 2018 F18 Worlds in Sarasota FL The light winds on the opening day allowed for only one race, won by Brett Burvill/Max Puttnam AUS ahead of the multiple Tornado World Champions Iordanis Paschalidis/ Konstantinos Trigonis GRE and Hans Van Dam/ Marius Van Dam NED.
The ranking list, the event website and the event facebook page.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018   

RS200 - Endeavour Trophy, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex GBR - Final Results

The Nacra-17 Olympian Ben Saxton with Toby Lewis as crew won the 2018 Endeavour Trophy, the overall dinghy champion of champions competition from the UK’s most popular dinghy racing classes held on RS200s, for the fourth time in succession with an impressive scoreline of 6 wins in 7 races. Christian Birrell/Sam Brearey (from the Merlin Rockets), winner of one race, finished 2nd, Maria Stanley/Alan Roberts (RS200) took third.
The results, the event website and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018   

Star - Trofeo d'Amicizia - CN Brenzone - Final results

 Star - Trofeo d'Amicizia - CN Brenzone - Final results The 52nd edition of the Starboat Trofeo d'Amicizia on Lake Garda was concluded on Sunday morning after 5 races completed in 3 days. Mario Borroi ITA/Frithjof Kleen GER finished as winners ahead of Roberto Benamati/Alberto Ambrosini ITA and Albino Fravezzi/Fabio Fravezzi ITA on rank 2 at equal points. 23 teams from 7 nations participated.
The results.
 
Top News – Monday, October 15, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018   

Nacra 15-Catamaran, Kiteboarding, Techno 293 Windsurfer - Youth Olympic Games - San Isidro ARG - Final results, no medals for NorAms

 Nacra 15-Catamaran, Kiteboarding, Techno 293 Windsurfer - Youth Olympic Games - San Isidro ARG - Final results, no medals for NorAms After the Nacra-15-cats on Saturday, the Kiteboarders were the last event to close the 2018 Youth Olympics in San Isidro ARG wiht the best eight qualified for the Final to race for the Medals in one race.
Deury Corniel DOM, the dominator in the Boys' fleet, convinced also in this crucial race and earned the first Medal ever for the Dominican Republic. Tied on rank 2 were Christian Tio PHI and Toni Vodisek SLO.
In the Girls, the Champion is Sofia Tomasoni ITA ahead of Poema Newland FRA and Nina Font ESP at equal points earning Silver each. Alina Kornelli GER, the leader during the whole week, had to content herself with rank 4.

The ranks of the North Americans:
- Windsurfing Boys (24 participants, 13 races): 17th Alex Torres Rinaldelli (MEX), 19th Manuel Nores (USA)
- Windsurfing Girls (23 participants, 13 races): Joanna Diego Schlettwein (MEX) 12th, Dominique Stater (USA) 14th
- Mixed Multihull (14 boats, 13 races): Nicolas Martin/ Anaclare Sole (USA) 6th
- Kiteboarding Boys (12 participants, 7 races): Cameron Maramenides (USA) 4th, Tiger Tyson (ANT) 7th

All ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, October 15, 2018   (Image © Sailing Energy)

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Final Act - Toulon FRA - Final results, Carroll USA year's best owner-driver

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Final Act - Toulon FRA - Final results, Carroll USA year's best owner-driver Yesterday, the Eastwind exceeding 20kn and big waves in Toulon FRA were again too much for the GC32 foiling catamarans and the competition ended without further races.
Ben Ainslie GBR and his 'INEOS Team UK' finished first ahead of Franck Cammes FRA on 'Norauto'. The French are the final Racing Tour winners. The long-time Tour leaders 'Realteam' (Jerôme Clerc SUI) finished 7th only loosing 5 of the 10 races sailed after their dismasting in race 1, and dropped in the Tour rankings on 4th. Jason Carroll USA on 'Argo' finished 5th, was the fastest in the Toulon Speed Challenge (28,97kn) and is the best owner-driver of the year !
All ranking lists and the final report.
 
Top News – Sunday, October 14, 2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018   

Star - World Championship 2018 - Oxford MA, USA - Gold for Zarif/Almeida BRA

 Star - World Championship 2018 - Oxford MA, USA - Gold for Zarif/Almeida BRA A fresh but variable 12 to 20k wind prevailed on the Chesapeak Choptank during the final day of the 2018 Star World Championship. Started to the last race with an 8 points' advantage, Jorge Zarif/Guilherme Almeida BRA defended his lead and grasped the title. At the age of 26, the Finn Olympian is the youngest Star World Champion of the last years. Silver and Bronze went to the defending champion Eidvind Melleby/Joshua Revkin NOR/USA and Paul Cayard/Arthur Lopes USA.
The ranking list and the report.
Sunday, October 14, 2018   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Nacra-15, Kiteboarding, Techno293-Windsurfer - Youth Olympics - San Isidro ARG - Day 6

 Nacra-15, Kiteboarding, Techno293-Windsurfer - Youth Olympics - San Isidro ARG - Day 6 After the windsurfers on Friday, theNacra-15-catamarans terminted their competition, and as expected, the local favorites Dante Cittadini/Teresa Romairone ARG earned the Gold Medal on their home waters. Thanks to a race win, Titouan Petard/Kenza Coutard FRA moved up on rank 2. Bronze went to Laila Van der Meer/Bjarne Bower NED. Inspite of an excellent 2nd race rank in the final race,
The Kiters had apparently not enough wind, as there are neither a daily report nor new results on the official website.

The ranks of the North Americans:
- Windsurfing Boys (24 participants, 13 races): 17th Alex Torres Rinaldelli (MEX), 19th Manuel Nores (USA)
- Windsurfing Girls (23 participants, 13 races): Joanna Diego Schlettwein (MEX) 12th, Dominique Stater (USA) 14th
- Mixed Multihull (14 boats, 13 races): Nicolas Martin/ Anaclare Sole (USA) 6th
- Kiteboarding Boys (12 participants, 6 races): Cameron Maramenides (USA) 2nd, Tiger Tyson (ANT) 5th

The ranking lists and the news.
Sunday, October 14, 2018   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Toulon FRA - Day 3, Carroll USA 5th

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Toulon FRA - Day 3, Carroll USA 5th Sun and a 4-5 bft Eastwind made the day perfect off the Mourillon Beach in Toulon, and the two America's Cup helmsmen Ben Ainslie GBR 'INEOS Team Uk' and Franck Cammas FRA 'Norauto' shared the race wins ... Only the Geneva 'Realteam' of Jerôme Clerc SUI back on the race course with a repaired mast could also book a bullet. In the overall rankings. Ben Ainslie GBR has now a 13 points' lead on Franck Cammas FRA and can hardly be passed in the remaining races. Jason Carroll USA is on the 5th place. 'Realteam' with five races less as the fleet is now on rank 7 and can further improve the rankings today, a day again with much wind announced !
The results and the daily news.
Sunday, October 14, 2018   (Image © Barracuda)

Melges 20 - World Championship 2018 - Cagliari ITA - Final results. Freides USA defended the title

 Melges 20 - World Championship 2018 - Cagliari ITA - Final results. Freides USA defended the title Winning the final race, the defending champion Drew Freides USA and his team climbed on top of the overall rankings and confirmed his Melges 20 Worlds' title of the previous year. The enthroned leader Filiippo Pacinotti ITA had to content himself with Silver. Igor Rytov RUS remained on rank 3. 36 teams from 12 nations and 4 continents participted.
The final rankings and the news.
Sunday, October 14, 2018   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2018, Act 6 - Luino ITA - Day 2

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2018, Act 6 - Luino ITA - Day 2 After the light and unconstant winds of the previous days, the Major Lake thermal breeze filled in perfectly yesterday and allowed to complete three races off Luino ITA.
Three times, the winner was Flavio Favini ITA on his home waters taking the overall lead one point ahead of Geoff Carveth GBR, Michael Good SUI follows on rank 11.
The results and the news.
Sunday, October 14, 2018   

5.5m, Drachen - Autumn Trophy - Thunersee YC - Day 2

Only a light wind from the mountains prevailed yesterday on Lake Thoune allowing just one race for the two classes present.
Winning this race, Jürg Menzi TYC and his team took the lead in the 5.5m. Beat Aebischer TYC and Christoph Burger TYC follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
The day winner in the Dragons was Hans-Peter Lang GER ahead of Jürg Wittwer TYC and Garlef Baum TYC.
All ranking lists, the daily news of the 5.5ers and the video of the day.
 
Top News – Saturday, October 13, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018   

Star - World Championship 2018 - Oxford MA, USA - Day 5

 Star - World Championship 2018 - Oxford MA, USA - Day 5 Big waves and fresh winds from the just passing hurricane 'Michael' still prevailed yesterday at the Star Worlds on the Chesapeak-Bay and racing had to be postponed. Today, closing day of the Championship, two races are on the program.
The title will most probably go to the young Finn sailor Jorge Zarif BRA, his first Goldstar, with Guilherme de Almeida BRA 8 points in front of Paul Cayard/Arthur Lopes USA who, together with the defending Champions Eidvind Melleby/Joshua Revkin NOR still down in the rankings before discard after a discalification, will fight for Silver and Bronze. The Lake Constance team Hubert Merkelbach/Markus Koy GER is on rank 3.
The results, the official report and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
Saturday, October 13, 2018   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Nacra-15, Kiteboarding, Techno293-Windsurfer - Youth Olympics - San Isidro ARG - Day 5 - Gold for ITA and GRE

 Nacra-15, Kiteboarding, Techno293-Windsurfer - Youth Olympics - San Isidro ARG - Day 5 - Gold for ITA and GRE The Youth Olympic Regatta 2018 in San Isidro ARG was concluded yesterday. The entire Techno-293-Windsurfer fleet sailed a Medal race while the Nacra-15 catamarans completed three fleetraces. The Kiteboarders could not sail due to a too light wind.
The Youth Olympic Champions in the Techno-293 windsurfers are - as expected - Alexandros Kalpogiannakis GRE and Giorgia Speciale ITA. The Boys' podium has been completed with Nicolo Renna ITA and Finn Hawkins GBR. Manon Pianazza FRA and Yana Reznikova RUS grasped Silver and Bronze in the Girls.
The Nacra-15-catamarans finished the qualifications with three heats and are ready for today's Medal Race. Dante Cittadini/Teresa Romairone ARG extended their lead on 10 points and are on the safe side for the title. The fights for the remaining Medals will be among. Laila Van der Meer/Bjarne Bouwer NED and Henri Demesmaeker/Frederique Van Eupen BEL tied for the moment on the ranks 2 and 3. With a backlog of only 2 points, Titouan Petard/Claire Coutard FRA have a fair chance to climb on the podium in the final Medal Race as well.

The ranks of the North Americans:
- Windsurfing Boys (24 participants, 13 races): 17th Alex Torres Rinaldelli (MEX), 19th Manuel Nores (USA)
- Windsurfing Girls (23 participants, 13 races): Joanna Diego Schlettwein (MEX) 12th, Dominique Stater (USA) 14th
- Mixed Multihull (14 boats, 12 races): Nicolas Martin/ Anaclare Sole (USA) 7th
- Kiteboarding Boys (12 participants, 6 races): Cameron Maramenides (USA) 2nd, Tiger Tyson (ANT) 5th

Alle results and the report.
Saturday, October 13, 2018   (Image © Sailing Energy)

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Toulon FRA - Day 2, Carroll USA 5th

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Toulon FRA - Day 2, Carroll USA 5th The last Round of the GC32 Racing Tour was initiated in Toulon FRA yesterday with 5 races sailed in sun and moderate winds between 12 and 15kn. Ben Ainslie GBR and his 'INEOS Racing Team' (a.o. with the Olympic Champions Giles Scott GBR (Finn) and Ian Jensen AUS (49er) dominated the da with 3 bullets and 2 second ranks. Bad luck for the Geneva 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI, who - leading the first race - dismasted and could not sail the following races, as their spare mast had been damaged the day before. It remains to be seen, whether they could fix it overnight to continue the competition. Surprisingly, the Australian '.film-Team' pf Simon Delzoppo AUS (with Sébastien Col FRA as tactician), first in the owner-driver rankings, is on rank 2. Erik Maris FRA with his 'Zoulou' and the Racing Tour leader Franck Cammas FRA follow on the ranks 3 and 4 at equal points. Jason Carroll USA on 'Argo' is on 5th.
The results and the daily news.
Saturday, October 13, 2018   (Image © Barracuda)

Melges 20 - World Championship 2018 - Cagliari ITA - Day 2

 Melges 20 - World Championship 2018 - Cagliari ITA - Day 2 Good sailing conditions in Cagliari ITA yesterday allowing to complete another three races. Filippo Pancinotti ITA (tactics Manu Weiller ESP) defended his lead with a race win. Igor Rytov RUS (tactics Igor Basputin RUS) and the defending champion Drew Frides USA (with Morgan Reeser USA) follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
The results and the daily news.
Saturday, October 13, 2018   

Sunfish - 2018 World Championship -Wrightsville Beach, NC, final results, South American domination, best USA sailor Conner Blouin on 6th

 Sunfish - 2018 World Championship -Wrightsville Beach, NC, final results, South American domination, best USA sailor Conner Blouin on 6th With the hurricane 'Michael' passing, racing was postponed during the past two days, the 2018 Sunfish World Championship was concluded yesterday with only 6 races completed. Jean Paul de Trazegnies PER won overall while Simon Gomez-Ortiz COL finished first in the 2018 youth rankings. Conner Blouin USA on rank 6 was the best USa helmsman.
The [results, theSunfish facebook page and theevent details.
 
Top News – Friday, October 12, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018   

Star - Wold Championship 2018 - Oxford MA, USA - Day 4, Zarif/de Almeida BRA new on top

 Star - Wold Championship 2018 - Oxford MA, USA - Day 4, Zarif/de Almeida BRA new on top To catch up with the program, two races were held at the Star Worlds in Oxford MD in an intial 14kn breeze, slackening on 6kn during the day.
With the day ranks 1 and 4, Jorge Zarif/Guilherme de Almeida BRA have taken the lead, as the previous first Eidvind Melleby/Joshua Revkin NOR temporarily lost some rank after a disqualification. Performing well are alse Paul Cayard/Arthur Lopes USA on rank 2 with a 6 points' deficit. The second-best team of the dayy were Hubert Merkelbach/Markus Koy GER new on rank 3. Expecting the hurricane 'Michael', the boats were taken ashore. Fresh winds are forecast to fill in by this morning domination the conditions on the Chesapeak Bay, but the wind should decrease by noon allowing to resume racing.
The ranking list, the official news and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
Friday, October 12, 2018   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Nacra 15-Catamaran, Kite-Boarding, Techno 293 Windsurfer - Youth Olympic Games - San Isidro ARG - Day 4

 Nacra 15-Catamaran, Kite-Boarding, Techno 293 Windsurfer - Youth Olympic Games - San Isidro ARG - Day 4 The Kite- and Windsurfer sailed three races each yesterday, the Nacra-15-catamarans had their lay day.
No change on top of the windsurfers. With another race win, Giorgia Speciale ITA extended her lead in the Techno Girls on 17 points and might not be replaced on top of the rankings in the final race today. Still open is the fight for Silver and Bronze with Manon Pianazza FRA on 2nd only 4 points ahead of Naama Gazit ISR, and another 2 points from Jana Reznikova RUS.
In the Boys, Kalpo Kalpogiannakis GRE has now a 6 points' advantage on Nicolo Renna ITA. Finn Hawkins GBR remains on 3rd.
In the Kiteboarders, Deury Corniel DOM has 6 points' advantage on Cameron Maramerides USA before the last race. Toni Vodisek SLO stays on rank 3.
In the kiter Girls, Alina Kornelli GER (7 bullets in 8 races !) is the dominator and her advance is now 8 points on Sofia Tomasoni ITA. Nina Font ESP remains on 3rd.
The Nacra-15 title will hardly escape Dante Cittadini/Teresa Romairone ARG, but the other spots on the podium will be disputed as the ranks 2 to 4 are separated by 3 points only.

The ranks of the North Americans:
- Windsurfing Boys (24 participants, 11 races): 16th Alex Torres Rinaldelli (MEX), 19th Manuel Nores (USA)
- Windsurfing Girls (23 participants, 11 races): Joanna Diego Schlettwein (MEX) 12th, Dominique Stater (USA) 14th
- Mixed Multihull (14 boats, 9 races): Nicolas Martin/ Anaclare Sole (USA) 8th
- Kiteboarding Boys (12 participants, 6 races): Cameron Maramenides (USA) 2nd, Tiger Tyson (ANT) 5th

All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, October 12, 2018   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Toulon FRA - Day 1, Carroll Jason USA

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Toulon FRA - Day 1, Carroll Jason USA With 10-15kn, the winds were down on moderate yesterday, but the Eastwind passing the day before left a big 2-meter swell behind was considered too large for the nimble flying catamarans to race safely on day one of the GC32 TPM Med Cup. Racing was postponed on today, first start at 11.30h UTC. The rainy weather with a moderate easterly breeze should stay according to the meteo. Jason Carroll USA will endeavour to get back on top of the owner-driver rankings.
The news.
Friday, October 12, 2018   

Laser Standard & Radial - European Master Championship - Vigo ESP - Final results

 Laser Standard & Radial - European Master Championship - Vigo ESP - Final results Only one last race instead of the planned three was held yesterday at the Laser European Masters at the Spanish Westcoast as a rain front passing by noon delayed racing.
Winning the race, Alan Davis GBR reclaimed rank 1 and herewith the title in the Lasers Standard ahead of Jordi Capella ESP. Bronze went to Roger Schulz GER.
No change on the podium of the Lasers Radial with Jon Emmett GBR clearly winning ahead of Ian Jones GBR and Alessandro Marinelli ITA.
All ranking lists, the final report and the videos.
Friday, October 12, 2018   

Melges 20 - World Championship 2018 - Cagliari ITA - Day 2, Wilson USA 2nd

 Melges 20 - World Championship 2018 - Cagliari ITA - Day 2, Wilson USA 2nd Nachdem Gewitter am Starttag erste Wettfahrten verhinderten, konnten gestern bei moderaten Winden und grossen Wellen 3 Läufe gesegelt werden. Filippo Pacinotti ITA setzte sich an die Spitze, mit einem Punkt Rückstand folgt Jim Wilson USA auf Rang 2, Vladimir Prosikhin RUS ist 3. der 36 Teams. Die Rangliste und der Tagesbericht.
 
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