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Top News – Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 1

 5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 1 Moderate but very shifty winds prevailed yesterday in Copenhagen at the 5.5 m World Championship. One race has been completed with the defending Champion Kristian Nergaard NOR as winner ahead of Rolf Kellenberger SUI and Arend-Jan Pasman NED. On the 4th place followed Jürg Menzi SUI. 38 teams from 10 nations participated. The results and the event website.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016   

IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 2

 IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 2 The leading group among the 58 boats' fleet has passed the Bonifacio Strait between Corsica and Sardinia this morning. As expected, the big Maxis are in front with 'Rambler' of Brad Butterworth NZL as first 50 miles ahead of the Hungarian 'Wild Joe'. 'Black Pearl' follows as 3rd. The race viewer and the daily news.
 
Top News – Monday, August 22, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016   (Image © Andrea Pisapia)

M32-Catamaran - Mediterranean Series - Act 3 - Riva ITA - Final results

 M32-Catamaran - Mediterranean Series - Act 3 - Riva ITA - Final results Act 3 of the Mediterranean Sailing Series was concluded yesterday with another 8 races sailed in a moderate Ora. Jacopo Plazzi ITA realised his first M32 victory ahead of Riccardo Simoneschi ITA and Richard Davies SUI (with Chris Rast SUI). First in the Annual Rankings after 3 of the 5 planned events is Simoneschi ITA. The report with rankings.
Monday, August 22, 2016   

IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 1

 IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 1 Yesterday, the start to the offshore race Palermo-Monte Carlo was given. A record-size fleet was at the start with 57 yachts, among them 6 Maxis. As expected, the 88-foot-Maxi 'Rambler' with Brad Butterworth NZL steering took the lead. The record time is 47 hrs 45 min of the Super-Maxi 'Esimit Europa 2'. It has to be seen, whether this record will be beaten in the prevailing moderate winds around 8 kn. The report.
 
Top News – Sunday, August 21, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016   

Kite Boarding - Hydrofoil Pro Tour 2016 - Mauritius - Final results, Moroz USA 1st woman, Heineken USA 2nd overall

 Kite Boarding - Hydrofoil Pro Tour 2016 - Mauritius - Final results, Moroz USA 1st woman, Heineken USA 2nd overall Nico Parlier FRA, winning 16 of 17 runs, is the stellar winner of the Mauritius Pro-Tour-Act. Johnny Heineken USA and Oliver Bridge GBR complete the podium. The ranking list. The winner of the women's competition is Daniela Moroz USA ahead of Elena Kalinina RUS.
The event website.
Sunday, August 21, 2016   (Image © Andrea Pisapia)

M32-Catamaran - Mediterranean Series - Act 3 - Riva ITA - Day 2

 M32-Catamaran - Mediterranean Series - Act 3 - Riva ITA - Day 2 The M32 Mediterranean Sailing Series on Lake Garda was shortened by a passing thunderstorm stopping the thermal breeze after two races. Jacopo Plazzi ITA is the new leader replacing Richard Davies SUI who dropped on rank 4. The results and the daily news.
Sunday, August 21, 2016   

M32-Catamaran - Scandinavian Sailing Series - Aarhus DEN - Final results

 M32-Catamaran - Scandinavian Sailing Series - Aarhus DEN - Final results Light winds prevailed also on the last day of the Scandinavian Sailing Series in Aarhus DEN. In a thrilling last race, Ian Williams GBR played on his matchracing skills and succeeded to send his only remaining opponent for the final victory, Niklas Dackhammer SWE, two ranks behind him, taking the overall win at equal point with the Swedish based on the better rank in the last heat.
The report.
Sunday, August 21, 2016   

5.5m - Scandinavian Gold Cup 2016 - Final results

 5.5m - Scandinavian Gold Cup 2016 - Final results Winning two races yesterday, Bo Selko/Rasmus Knude/Mikael Petersen DEN made everything clear yesterday winning the Scandinvian Gold Cup sailed on 5.5 mIJ yachts. The results. Next week, the 5.5 mIJ World Championship will take place at the same venue.
 
Top News – Saturday, August 20, 2016
Saturday, August 20, 2016   

OLYMPIC GAMES 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Medal by Nations

 OLYMPIC GAMES 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Medal by Nations 17 nations did win an Olympic sailing medal in Rio. Europe was the strongest continent with 11 nations, the other parts of the World are 3 American nations (2xSouth, 1xNorth = Caleb Paine Finn Bronze), Oceanic and 1 Asian (China). England is the top nation with 2 Gold and a Silver medal. Four medals have Australia and New Zealand. Remarkable Austria again with a medal this time. Without medals are the proven sailing nations Italy and Spain.
The medal table.
Saturday, August 20, 2016   

M32-Catamaran - Scandinavian Sailing Serries - Arhus DEN - Day 2

 M32-Catamaran - Scandinavian Sailing Serries - Arhus DEN - Day 2 After the 7 races of the opening day, only two races could be completed yesterday at the M32 Battle of Aarhus in light winds. Finishing 1 and 2, Niklas Dackhammar SWE has taken the sole lead ahead of Ian Williams GBR just one point behind.
The results and the daily newsTages.
Saturday, August 20, 2016   

Kite Boarding - Hydrofoil Pro Tour 2016 - Mauritius - Day 3, Heineken USA 2nd, Moroz USA leads in women's

 Kite Boarding - Hydrofoil Pro Tour 2016 - Mauritius - Day 3, Heineken USA 2nd, Moroz USA leads in women's The Foil-Kiters are sailing another round of their Annual Championship on Mauritius. In perfect conditions - see the video - five runs were completed on each day. Nico Parlier FRA leads in the overall rankings ahead of Johnny Heineken USA. First among the women's is Daniela Moroz USA ahead of Elena Kalinina RUS.
The daily news.
Saturday, August 20, 2016   (Image © Andrea Pisapia)

M32-Catamaran - Mediterranean Sailing Series - Riva ITA - Day 2

 M32-Catamaran - Mediterranean Sailing Series - Riva ITA - Day 2 The 3rd Act of the M32 Mediterranean Sailing Series began yesterday on Lake Garda in light winds. With the ranks 1 and 2 each, Ricardo Simoneschi ITA and Richard Davies SUI (with Chris Rast SUI) are on top of the interim's rankings. The event facebook page.
 
Top News – Friday, August 19, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016   

OLYMPIC GAMES 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Final results

 OLYMPIC GAMES 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Final results Game over ! Excellent US Sailing performance with a Bronze Medal (Caleb Paine) and 6 teams in the Medal Races. The US Sailing Team Report and an overall summary on the last day below.

The Olympic Regatta 2016 in Rio de Janeiro ended yesterday with the 470 and 49er Medal Races. The conditions with 15 to 18 kn winds allowed to complete spectacular races.
In the 470 women, the Gold Medal went to Hannah Mills/Saskia Clark GBR prematurely after the Qualifications already. Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL grasped Silver and Camille Lecointre/Hélène Defrance FRA advanced on rank 3. Annie Haeger/Briana Provancha USA lost their 2nd place with a bad medal race. Leading after the first round, they opted for the wrong side of the course, descended on rank 6 and finally even lost their spinacker. Last in the Medal Race, 7th overall was the verdict.
On top of the 470 men trio fighting for the Medals remained Sime Fantela/Igor Marenic CRO who were never in danger to loose their 11 points advantage in the Medal Race winning the first sailing Gold Medal for Croatia. Silver and Bronze was decided in a close matchrace bringing both teams to the end of the fleet. The 2012 Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS succeeded to overtake Panagiotis Mantis/Pavlos Kagialis GRE on the final downwind leg breaking the tie in his favour to take Silver. Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA finished 4th.
In the 49er, Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL demonstrated once more their superiority winning the Medal Race. They have been undefeated (except in one test race) since the 2012 Olympics. The Olympic Champions 2012 Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen AUS are on the 2nd position, passing Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER in the Medal Race.
The highlight of the day was without doubt the 49erFX race, where the Medal Race finish sequence was at the same time the final overall ranking among a quartet within one point. In a fierce and furious race with many position changes, Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA defeated Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL with two boats' lengths (2 seconds) to the excitement of the many Brazilian spectators. Bronze wnt to Jena Hansen/Katja Salskov DEN. Paris Henken/Helena Scutt USA finished 10th overall.
All results and the official report.
Friday, August 19, 2016   

Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Leg 2 - Final results

 Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Leg 2 - Final results After Ambrogio Beccaria ITA arriving as first in the Series Minis - we reported yesterday - the complete fleet crossed the finish line in the Sables d'Olonne within 20 hours. Tanguy Bourroulec FRA on rank 2 with a 37 minutes backlog is the overall winner as he was first in lew 1. The overall ranking list after the two legs has not yet been published this morning on the event website.
Friday, August 19, 2016   

5.5m - Gold Cup 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 3

 5.5m - Gold Cup 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 3 Three teams are left in the 5.5m Scandinavian Goldcup after two days. In addition to Bo Selko DEN and Kristian Nergaard NOR race winners of day one, Bernard Haissly SUI sailing for FRA stayed in the race winning yesterday. These three teams will continue the competition in a three-best mode.
The results.
 
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