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Top News – Thursday, September 20, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018   

2.4mR, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Day 2

The Para Worlds on Lake Michigan continued yesterday with 3 races for the 2.4m and 5 heats for the Hansa 303 women, who completed only one race on the opening day.
Matthew Bugg AUS has taken the lead in the 2.4m with the day ranks 2/1/1, one point ahead of Damien Séguin FRA on 2nd. The French Paralympic Champion announced a few days before the Worlds, that he had just signed a contract with a sponsor for his Vendée-Globe-Project 2020. On the forthcoming Route du Rhum of November 2018, the one-handed Séguin FRA will participate with his Open 60.
In the Hansa 303 women, Olga Gornas POL clearly leads after 6 races ahead of Marina Perterer AUT.
No news were available this morning UTC from the other two classes.
The results and the event website.
Thursday, September 20, 2018   

World Ranking Lists - Updates as per September 17, 2018, best NorAm McNay/Hughes 470 men

 World Ranking Lists - Updates as per September 17, 2018, best NorAm McNay/Hughes 470 men The latest World Ranking List updates have just been published by World Sailing with Phil Robertson (NZL) maintains his position at the top of the Matchracing Open rankings ahead of Trevor Mirsky (AUS) and Ian Williams (GBR). Pauline Courtois (FRA) leads in the Women's rankings followed by Anna Kjellberg (SWE) and Johanna Bergqvist (SWE). The best-ranked North Americans are Taylor Canfield (ISV) on 9th and Nicole Breault (USA) on 5th.
The Olympic Classes rankings are more and more representative with the bulk of 2020 Olympic campaigner joining the circuit, especially at the recent 2018 Sailing World in Aarhus and the first 2018/19 Worldcup event at Enoshima JPN.
Up to now, only one North American team - Stuart McNay/David Hughes - is in the top-10 (5th, 470 Men). Please find here an overview on the top-20-ranked teams: Tom Ramshaw CAN (15th, Finn), and from the USA Caleb Paine (19th, Finn), Paige Railey (11th, Laser Radial), Erika Reineke (12h, Laser Radial), Charlie Buckingham (15th, Laser Standard), Chris Barnard (19th, Laser Standard), Stephanie Roble/ Maggie Shea (12th, 49erFX Women), Riley Gibbs/ Louisa Chafee (12th, Nacra 17).
Here the details from World Sailing.
Thursday, September 20, 2018   (Image © Luca Babini)

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series - Act 5 - Domaso ITA - Final results

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series - Act 5 - Domaso ITA - Final results The Melges 24 sailed the 5th Round of their European Sailing Series on Lake Como over the past weekend with 5 races held on Friday and Saturday, and no race lacking wind on Sunday. German success with Eddy Eich GER and 6 points behind Luis Tarabocchia GER finishing on the ranks 1 and 2. Mario Ziliani ITA followed on 3rd. 17 teams from 5 nations participated.
The results, the news and the Annual Series Rankings after 5 of the 6 events with Geoff Carveth GBR staying on rank 1 and Jörg Hotz SUI as excellent 3rd. The last Round of the Sailing Series is the Swiss Championship on the Lago Maggiore in October.
Thursday, September 20, 2018   

J/111- 2018 North American Championship, Holland MI

Light winds prevailed on the first day of the J/111 North American Championship with 16 teams on the starting line. On top after two races completed is 'Slush Fund' of Jim Connelly USA, day ranks 2 and 1, with a 2 points' lead on ’Shamrock' of Jefferey Davis and another 2 points on 'Skeleton Key' of Peter Wagner.
The results after two races and the event website
Thursday, September 20, 2018   

TP52 - Super Series 2018 - Sailing Week - Valencia ESP - Day 2

Not enough wind yesterday in Valencia for more racing. The Prize of the Day - tickets for the Champions' League Match Valencia-Juventus Turin - were given to the two overall leaders after two races sailed, i.e. 'Platoon' (Harm Müller-Spreer GER, John Kostecki USA) and 'Azzurra' (Alberto Roemmers ARG/Santiago Lange ARG).
The news with ranking list and the video of day one.
 
Top News – Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018   

2.4mR, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Day 1

 2.4mR, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Day 1 The Para World Championship on Lake Michigan began yesterday with 2 races for the 2.4m, 4 races for the Hansa 303 and 6 races for the RS Venture.
The favorites have already taken the first places in the 2.4m: Heiko Kröger GER and Damien Séguin FRA share the lead. Dee Smith USA follows on rank 3 among the 38 participants.
In the Hansa 303, Jens Kroker GER, Piotr Cichocki POL and Ange Margaron FRA are tied on top after 4 races in the men rankings, in the women, Olga Gornaz POL is first ahead of Marina Perterer AUT.
The RS Venture sail in two 4-boat groups. Alexandra Rickham/Hannah Stodel GBR and Gian Bachisio Pira/Gianluca Raggi ITA lead in their groups.
The results and the event website.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018   (Image © Martinez Studios)

TP52 - Super Series 2018 - Sailing Week - Valencia ESP - Day 1

 TP52 - Super Series 2018 - Sailing Week - Valencia ESP - Day 1 The second-last Act of the 2018 TP52 Super Series began yesterday in Valencia ESP. 'Quantum', the dominator of this season, began rather cautiosly finishing the day on rank 5. On fire however were 'Platoon' of Harm Müller-Spreer GER and 'Azzurra' of Alberto Roemmers ARG sharing the first place.
The news with results.
 
Top News – Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018   

J/70 - National Sailing League - Kiel GER - Final results

 J/70 - National Sailing League - Kiel GER - Final results Over the past weekend, the first German National Sailing League sailed their last 2018 round before the Final in Hamburg, this time in Kiel. The second League had concluded the season already with four teams promoted to the League one: Mühlenberger Segel-Club, Schlei-Segel-Club, Seglervereinigung 1903, Seglergemeinschaft Lohheider See.
In Kiel, the annual leader Norddeutscher RV finished only on 5th but defended the overall lead. Winner was the Bayrische YC by a small margin.
The ranking list and the news
Tuesday, September 18, 2018   

2.4m, Hansa 303, RSVenture - Para Sailing World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Start today

 2.4m, Hansa 303, RSVenture - Para Sailing World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Start today Today begins the Para World Championship on Lake Michigan with the most-popular 2.4m keelboat ant two new classes: the Hansa 303 and the RS Venture. With Damien Séguin FRA, Heiko Kröger GER, Paul Tingley CAN or Björnar Erikstad NOR, the well-known experienced top helmsmen are on the entry lists. The largest fleet are the Hansa 303 with 43 teams.
The entry lists and the event website.
 
Top News – Monday, September 17, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018   

Olympic Worldcup 2018/19 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Final results, no NorAms in top-10

 Olympic Worldcup 2018/19 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Final results, no NorAms in top-10 Light winds delayed the second half of the Medal Races yesterday, and at the end of the day, only the Lasers Standard and Radial completed their races (see separate news). The 470s and Finns remained ashore.
For the first time, a Japanese 470 men team won a Worldcup Regatta with Keiju Okada/Jumpei Hokazono JPN as best of the powerful JPN 470 delegation (4 boats in the first 6 !!) shining on the 2020 Olympic home waters. Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS and Daichi Takayama/Kimihiko Imamura JPN followed on the ranks 2 and 3. In the 470 women, Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED finished first ahead of Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN and Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA.
In the Finns, Nicholas Heiner NED is on top ahead of Giles Scott GBR and Ed Wright GBR.

The final results of the North American teams:
• Finn (2): Caleb Paine USA 13th, Luke Muller USA 15th
• 470 M (1): Stu McNay/ Dave Hughes USA 5th

All ranking lists and the daily news.
Monday, September 17, 2018   

Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2018/19 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Final results, Sarah Douglas CAN 6th overall

The two Laser fleets sailed their Medal Races in Japan yesterday in light winds with Sarah Douglas CAN as the only North American qualified.
Elliot Hanson GBR was the premature winner before the final race already. Matthew Wearn AUS and Sam Meech NZL defended their 2nd and 3rd places.
In the Radials, it was once more Marit Bouwmeester NED who dominated the event, winning ahead of Josefin Olsson SWE and Emma Plaesschart BEL. Sarah Douglas CAN finished 5th in the Medal Race and defended her excellent 6th place overall.

The results of the North Americans:
• Laser (5): Chris Barnard USA 29th, Charlie Buckingham USA 30th, Robert Davis CAN 37th, Malcolm Lamphere USA 48th, Marek Zaleski USA 49th
• Laser Radial (4): Sarah Douglas CAN 6th, Haddon Hughes USA 13th, Paige Railey USA 14th, Erika Reineke USA 18th
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Monday, September 17, 2018   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Villasimius ITA - Final results, Carroll USA 6th

The wind remained light on the last day of Act 4 of the GC32 Racing Tour on Sardinia, but nevertheless, 3 races could be sailed, without foiling. The decision was open until the last race, where 'Norauto' of Franck Cammas FRA and the Geneva 'Realteam' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI started at equal points. Thanks to a better start, 'Norauto' took the lead right from the beginning, finished one place ahead of the Swiss (2nd and 3rd) and took the overall victory by one point. On rank 3 followed 'INEOS Rebels UK' with Ben Ainslie GBR. Jason Carroll USA stayed on the 6th place.
The results, the video and the news.
Monday, September 17, 2018   (Image © Elena Razina)

Dragon - Grand Prix - San Remo ITA - Final results

 Dragon - Grand Prix - San Remo ITA - Final results No wind yesterday in San Remo at the Dragon GP, and no racing. During three day, good conditions prevailed and 5 races were held.
Pieter Heerema NED and his team(Lars Hendriksen DEN, Georgy Leontchuk RUS) finished first thanks to more race wins ahead of Nicola Friesen/Vincent Hoesch/Frithjof Kleen GER at equal points.
The results and the event facebook page with photos.
Monday, September 17, 2018   

Tornado - European Championship 2018 - Arco ITA - Final results

 Tornado - European Championship 2018 - Arco ITA - Final results Two races were sailed on the last day of the Tornado Europeans in a good 12 to 16kn breeze. After another race win, Iordanis Paschalidis/Konstantinos Trigonis GRE were the premature European Champions, their 15th important title in 10 years ! Marcel and Jürg Steiner SUI remained inspite of a premature start on rank 2. Bob and Marc Baier GER earned Bronze. As best Mixed-Team, Martin and Julia Rusterholz SUI finished 5th among the 23 teams.
The results and the news.
Monday, September 17, 2018   

Etchells - International Etchells North American Championship, Chicago USA

The 2018 Etchells North American Championship was sailed on Lake Michigan, September 13-15. After 8 races, Scott Kaufman/Lucas Calabrese/Austen Anderson/Erik Shampain USA won the regatta closely followed by Jim Cunningham USA on second and Stephan Benjamin in third. 23 boats manly from the USA, but also Canada and the UK, participated
The results, the event website and the Chicago YC website.
 
Top News – Sunday, September 16, 2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018   

Olympic Worldcup 2018/19 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 7, Sarah Douglas CAN in Medal Race today

The Enoshima JPN Olympic Classes Worldcup continued yesterday with the first 5 Medal Races as well as fleetraces for the other classes.
James Peters/Fynn Sterritt GBR were the winners in the Medal Race as well, confirming their overall victory. In the 49ersFX, the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA were the premature winners before the last race already. In the Nacras-17, the long-time leader Tito Ruggero/Caterina Banti ITA were replaced on top by Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS. Winners in the RS:X windsurfers were Peina Chen CHN in the women and Kiran Badloe NED in the men.

The results of the North American teams so far:
• Laser (5): Chris Barnard USA 29th, Charlie Buckingham USA 30th, Robert Davis CAN 37th, Malcolm Lamphere USA 48th, Marek Zaleski USA 49th
• Laser Radial (4): Sarah Douglas CAN 6th, Haddon Hughes USA 13th, Paige Railey USA 14th, Erika Reineke USA 18th
• Finn (2): Caleb Paine USA 13th, Luke Muller USA 15th
• 49er (2): Christopher Rast/Trevor Burd USA 9th (4th in Medal Race), Judge Ryan/ Hans Henken USA 25th
• 49erFX (2): Stephanie Roble/ Margaret Shea USA 10th (last in Medal Race), Kate Shaner/ Charlotte Mack (USA 21st
• 470 M (1): Stu McNay/ Dave Hughes USA 5th
• Nacra 17 (2): Bora Gulari/Helena Scutt USA 10th (9th in Medal Race), Riley Gibbs/ Louisa Chafee USA 12th

Today, the remaining Medal Races are on the program with Sarah Douglas CAN in the Lasers Radial. The first start however had to be postponed due to lack of wind ..... and the forecast remains not very promising.


All ranking lists and the daily news.
Sunday, September 16, 2018   

Laser Standard & Radial - Olympic Worldcup 18/19, Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Today Medal Race with Sarah Douglas CAN

 Laser Standard & Radial - Olympic Worldcup 18/19, Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Today Medal Race with Sarah Douglas CAN The Laser Qualification Series for today's Medal Races were concluded yesterday with 3 race per class.
After another convincing performance, Elliot Hansen GBR is the premature winner in the Standards with a 43 (!) points lead. The fight for Silver and Bronze will be tight today: Thomas Saunders NZL on 2nd is 3 points ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS, and a another 2 points back, Philipp Buhl GER and Sam Meech NZL have a chance for the top 3.
In the Radials, Marit Bouwmeester NED is the premature winner as well. Her advantage on Josefin Olsson SWE is 19 points. Emma Plaesschart BEL on 3erd follows 3 points behind, and also Hannah Snellgrove GBR has chances for a Medal.

Except Sarah Douglas CAN, the North American results are rather disappointing:
• Laser (5): Chris Barnard USA 29th, Charlie Buckingham USA 30th, Robert Davis CAN 37th, Malcolm Lamphere USA 48th, Marek Zaleski USA 49th
• Laser Radial (4): Sarah Douglas CAN 6th, Haddon Hughes USA 13th, Paige Railey USA 14th, Erika Reineke USA 18th

Racing is underway at Press Time (6h UTC).

All ranking lists and the daily news.
Sunday, September 16, 2018   (Image © David Branigan)

Laser Standard & Radial - Master World Championship 2018 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Final results

 Laser Standard & Radial - Master World Championship 2018 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Final results The Laser Standard and Radial World Masters in Ireland were concluded yesterday with a last race sailed in moderate winds.
In the Radial Great Grand Master category, Bill Symes USA was the premature winner before the last heat. Jean-Luc Dreyer SUI lost his podium place and had to content himself with rank 4. Lorenz Müller SUI however moved up on the 5th place. In the largest fleet, the Standard Masters, Brett Beyer AUS was the winner. In the Standard Great Grand Masters, the 1980 Finn World Champion Wolfgang Gerz GER finished on top.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Sunday, September 16, 2018   (Image © Sailing Energy)

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Villasimius ITA - Day 2, Carroll USA 6th

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Villasimius ITA - Day 2, Carroll USA 6th The GC32-Catamaran Racing Tour continued yesterday 5 races sailed in moderate winds around 10kn. Franck Cammas FRA on 'Norauto' defended the first place, but with two bullets, 'RealTeam' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI moved up on rank 2 only 4 points behind the leader before the last races today. Jason Carroll USA remained on rank 6.
The results and the news.
Sunday, September 16, 2018   

Tornado - European Championship 2018 - Arco ITA - Day 3

 Tornado - European Championship 2018 - Arco ITA - Day 3 Only an abandonded race was held on Friday due to lack of wind, but yesterday, a well-established Ora filled in on Lake Garda allowing to complete three good races.
Two heats were again won by the clear leaders Iordanis Paschalidis/Konstantinos Trigonis GRE on first ahead of Marcel and Jörg Steiner SUI and Bob and Marc Baier GER.
The results and the news.
 
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