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Top News – Monday, December 17, 2018
Monday, December 17, 2018   

Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - Portugal Grand Prix - Vilamoura POR - Final results

 Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - Portugal Grand Prix - Vilamoura POR - Final results The Vilamoura GP was concluded yesterday with 3 races per fleet.
Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP defended their lead in the 49ers. As best of the day, Jonas Warrer/Jakob Precht DEN advanced on rank 2. Kolodzinski/Prszybytek POL followed on rank 3.
In the 49ersFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED finished on top ahead of Anne-Julie Schütt/Iben Nielsby DEN and Ida-Marie Baad/Marie Thusgaard DEN.
The victory in the Nacra 17 went to Denmark as well. Lin Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN are the winners ahead of Rasmus Rosengren/Ida Svensson SWE and Johannes Polgar/Carolina Werner GER.
All ranking lists, the event website and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
Monday, December 17, 2018   

Viper 640 - Winter Series #1 - Sarasota FL, USA

 Viper 640 - Winter Series #1 - Sarasota FL, USA The first of three events of the 2018-19 Viper Winter Series was held in Sarasota FL over the past weekend with 26 boats on the starting line. Light winds allowed for four races on Saturday, while on Sunday, the wind failed to fill in.
Christopher Stocke finished first with nothing but top-3 results in the four races held one point ahead of Marcus Eagan. Another point behind followed Peter Beardsley in third.
The results and the event website .
Monday, December 17, 2018   

Match Racing - World Sailing Ranking Lists December 2018

 Match Racing - World Sailing Ranking Lists December 2018 In the Open Rankings, Ian Williams (GBR) has moved up to the top, followed by Eric Monnin (SUI) in second and Ettore Botticini (ITA) in third. Pauline Courtois (FRA) remains on the first place of hte Women's Rankings ahead of Johanna Bergqvist (SWE) second and Trine Palludan (DEN) new on third. Top North Americans are Nicole Breault (USA) in sixth and Taylor Canfield (USA) in eleventh.
The World Sailing website.
 
Top News – Sunday, December 16, 2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018   

Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Final results

 Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Final results This Sunday morning UTC, Sail Melbourne is about to be terminated, an event, mostly sailed in good conditions with all classes having completed their programs.
In the 470 men, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS are the outstanding winners.
Maud Jayet SUI won two races today and missed the overall win in the Lasers Radial by 0,2 points only,
In the good-quality Finn fleet, Nicholas Heiner finished first ahead of Jake Lilley AUS and Andy Maloney NZL. The dominator of the class and Olympic Champion Giles Scott GBR had to content himself with rank 4.
All ranking lists and the event website. Videos, photos and the latest news have been posted on the event facebook page.
 
Top News – Saturday, December 15, 2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018   

Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 3

 Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 3 This morning UTC, the wind was absent in Melbourne and there are doubts, that later in the afternoon (local time), racing can be resumed. Here the video statement.
Yesterday, only a reduced program was held. A change must be noted in the Laser Radial rankings where the race winner Maud Jayet SUI was relegated on rank 4 with a time penalty. Her backlog on the new leader Mara Stransky AUS is only 1,2 points.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with updated news.
Saturday, December 15, 2018   

Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - Grand Prix - Vilamoura POR - Day 2, Kiss/Barrows USA 2nd 49er

 Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - Grand Prix - Vilamoura POR - Day 2, Kiss/Barrows USA 2nd 49er Different sailing conditions prevailed on the second day of the Vilamoura GP with light winds, but just enough to complete another 3 races per fleet.
Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP remained on top of the 49ers despite of two bad results (16/31). Mitchell Kiss/Ian Barrows USA and Pawel Kolodszinski/Lukasz Przybytek POL follow at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3.
In the 49ersFX, Sophie Weguelin/Sophie Ainsworth GBR took the lead one point ahead of Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED.
In the Nacra 17, Rasmus Rosengren/Ida Svensson SWE are leading 2 points ahead of Lin Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with news and videos.
Saturday, December 15, 2018   

18 Footer - Supercup 2018 - Sydney AUS

 18 Footer - Supercup 2018 - Sydney AUS In addition to the 18-Footer New-South-Wales Championship underway these Sundays, a Supercup Regatta was organised yesterday on Sydney Harbour with celebrities, i.e. former JJGiltinan winners. Three races were held in rain and light winds. Winning two heats,the 6-times Giltinan Champions Trevor Barnabas AUS steering 'Smeg' was the first.
The news and the replay of the live coverage.
 
Top News – Friday, December 14, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018   (Image © Beau Outteridge)

Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 2

 Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 2 After some postponements, the first races were sailed this morning UTC in Melbourne.
The two small Nacra fleets have already completed their programs. In the Nacras 17. Tayla Rietman/Lachan White AUS are on the first place. In the Nacras 15, Dalton/Drew AUS and Cooley/Hancock AUS share the lead.
Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS won the first 470 race of the day and consolidated their lead.
The other Olympic classes did not yet finish their races.
The updated ranking lists will be available by noon.
The event facebook page with reports and videos.
Friday, December 14, 2018   

Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - Grand Prix - Vilamoura POR - Day 1, Kiss/Barrows USA 2nd 49er

 Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - Grand Prix - Vilamoura POR - Day 1, Kiss/Barrows USA 2nd 49er Yesterday, the Olympic High-Performnce Classes began their Grand Prix in Vilamoura in the South of Portugal in good-quality fleets.
In fresh winds at the upper limit, Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP won all three races in the 49ers. Michael Kiss/Ian Barrows USA followed 4 points bewind on rank 2. Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI are on the 3rd place. Judge Ryan/Hans Henken USA are 21st, William Jones/Evan Depau CAN 27th among the 48 teams from 17 nations. Numerous teams refrained from starting due to the big breeze.
In the 49erFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED won both heats of the day. Sophie Weguelin/Sophie Ainsworth GBR and Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER followed on the ranks 2 and 3.
In the Nacras 17, Lin Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN are the interim's leaders after 2 races. Rosengren/Svensson SWE and Saxton/Aldridge GBR follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
 
Top News – Thursday, December 13, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018   

Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1

 Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1 This morning UTC, "Sail Melbourne" started with the first races, an event no longer part of the Olympic Classes Worldcup, but nevertheless the most attended regatta down-under. Racing is still underway at press deadline this morning (6 a.m UTC), but the first results have been posted.
In the 470 men, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS won both heats of the day. First in the small 470 women fleet are Nia Jerwood/Monique Devries AUS and Frederike Löwe/Ana Markfort GER with the same number of points.
Sam Meech NZL leads after 2 races in the Lasers Standard ahead of Matthew Wearn UAS. In the Lasers Radial (M/W) , Maud Jayet SUI finished first in the opening race.
In the all-Australian Lasers 4.7, Daniel Costandi AUS is on top.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with first videos and photos.
Thursday, December 13, 2018   

Laser - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1

 Laser - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1 This morning UTC, "Sail Melbourne" started with the first race, an event no longer part of the Olympic Classes Worldcup, but nevertheless the most attended regatta down-under. Racing is still underway at press deadline this morning (6 a.m UTC), but the first results have been posted.
Sam Meech NZL leads after 2 races in the Lasers Standard ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS.
In the Lasers Radial (M/W) , Maud Jayet SUI finished first in the opening race.
In the all-Australian Lasers 4.7, Daniel Costandi AUS is on top.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with first videos and photos.
Thursday, December 13, 2018   (Image © Alexis Courcoux)

IMOCA Open 60 - a Class in progress !

 IMOCA Open 60 - a Class in progress  ! During the Paris Salon Nautique underway these days, the IMOCA Class held its Annual Meeting last Tuesday. The technical developments and especially the update with foils did bring much attention. The fact, that the 2021 Round-the-World-Race on Boats with Crews (i.e. the former Volvo Ocean Race) will be sailed on Open 60s, will attract a number of teams from non-French nations to the class.
The news.
 
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