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Top News – Thursday, July 24, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt / YachtsandYachting.com)
The breeze was for the first time up to 15 kn at Hayling Island yesterday after the light wind days so far, allowing also the heavier participants to fly. Two races in the Gold- and Silverfleet were on the program, and Chris Rashley GBR remained on top with the day ranks 1 and 4. Nathan Outteridge AUS - with a race win too - advanced on rank 2 with a 4 points' backlog. Josh McKnight AUS follows as 3rd, while Robert Greenhalgh GBR dropped on rank 5. Chris Rast USA progressed on rank 12, Brad Funk on 17.
The daily report with the ranking lists and the video of the day.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Robert Hajduk - ShutterSail.com)
The sun was finally out at the Laser Radial 'Men's Worlds in Dziwnow POL after two foggy days, and two races were sailed in a 11-12 kn breeze. The winner of the first four heats Jonasz Stelmaszyk POL had to content himself with the day ranks 8 and 3, but he remains on the first place ahead of Martis Pajarskas LTU new on rank 2. Marcin Rudawski POL is now 3rd.
The ranking list and the daily report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
Three races were sailed on the second day of the Yngling Worlds in Travemünde GER. With the day ranks 4/2/1, Jamin Maarten NED was again best of the day and extended his lead on Jan Haven NED and Lieuwe Gietma NED.
The ranking list and the daily report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
The Mini fleet is heading directly to the Acores in good sailing conditions. The round-bow Protos up to 2 kn faster as the conventional constructions are constantly extending their lead. Giancarlo Pedote ITA on the Southern route leads 27 miles ahead of Davy Beaudart FRA on a Northern track. The rest of the fleet is already 60 and more miles behind.
First in the Series Minis is Tanguy Le Turquais FRA sailing on a Northern route, but the closest opponents Damien Cloarec FRA and Damien Audrain FRA are only a few miles back.
The race viewer and the reports.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © SVK1Sports)
Perfect conditions with a 13 kn breeze prevailed yesterday in Brest FRA allowing the almost 400 participants to sail two races concluding the Qualification Series for the Gold and Silver Fleet. On position one in the T293 Girls is Lucie Belbeoch FRA with 6 bullets ahead of Jeanne Penfornis FRA and Hisui Takahashi JPN. The French dominate in the T293 Boys with Oel Pouliquen FRA as leader.
The event website with the daily report and all other ranking lists.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
The Freestylers continued with the Eliminations on the 5th day of the Fuerteventura Grand Slam, and 15 runs were completed. The pairings for today's Finals are Stephan Spiessberger AUT and Aaron Hadlow GBR in the men's category and Manuela Jungo SUI Dionela Vieira BRA in the women's category. The report with the results and the videos.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   
Yesterday kicked off the final series of the 29er North American Open, in which competitors are competing for the North American, United States and Canadian Championships. Yesterday provided shifty, challenging wind conditions in the morning due to rain and surrounding storms, however the sun appeared and a strong breeze came in for the afternoon. The gold fleet started the day at 11am and finished 4 races, to finish the day ahead an extra race ahead of schedule. Aussies Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton AUS sit at the top of the leaderboard with a solid 1-3-6-1 in today's races. Marta Munte and Carla Munte ESP finish the day in second, with Canadians Rachel Spinelli and Ian Woodbury following in third. See the complete results and read the full report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © DR)
Summer weather with almost no wind again yesterday and no racing on day 3 of the 6 m IJ Europeans. The rankings after the two races of the opening day remain therefore unchanged.
The results and the daily report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Ania Pawlaczyk)
yFour races were sailed in favorable conditions on the first two days of the OK-Dinghy European Championship in Steinhude GER near Hannover by the 110 participants from 9 nations. Leader after the 4 heats is the defending champion Bo Pedersen DEN ahead of André Budzien GER and Rob Wilcox NZL at equal points on rank 2.
The rankings and the report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   
The first 13 of 35 Round Robin matches were sailed on the first day of the ISAF Youth Matchracing Worlds in light winds. Neville Snow USA leads in the interim's rankings with 5-0 ahead of Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN, Pierre Quiroga FRA and Mark Lees GBR with 5-1 each. Nelson Mettraux SUI (3-3) follows as 8th. The results and the report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
The perfect conditions kept on during the 5th day of the 'Week'.
The Contenders terminated their German Championship with Volker Niedik GER as first one point ahead of Dirk Müller GER and Andreas Voigt GER. On Saturday, the European Championship of the Contenders will begin at Kühlungsborn GER. A class of his own remains Nick Willim GER at the German Youth Championship of the Lasers Radial winning all six heats so far. Yesterday began the O'pen BIC World Championship with Jack Challands AUS leading after two races in the U13-rankings. First in the U16-rankings is Mattia Journo ITA.
All ranking lists are available at the Live-Center.
Top News – Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Mark Jardine)
Sun and no wind at the English South Coast these days. The 138 Moth sailors waited in vain for wind, and the Qualification Series for the Gold and Silver rounds has not yet been completed.
After three 3 races, Robert Greenalgh GBR and Chris Rashley GBR are leading with two race wins each, ahead of Josh McKnight AUS and Scott Babbage AUS jointly on rank 3.
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Segelbilder.de)
As on the first day, a thick fog disturbed the program of the Laser Radial Men World Championship in Poland, but finally in the afternoon, three races could be completed in a 12-15 kn breeze. Leader after four races is Jonasz Stelmaszyk POL with four race wins. Marcin Rudawski POL follows on rank 2, Martis Pajarskas LTU is 3rd. Andrew Puopolo USA is 11th. 76 participants from 23 nations and 5 continents are racing. No Swiss present.
The ranking list and the report of the day and the event website.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   
The Yngling World Championship 2014 in Travemünde GER began yesterday with two races. As in the Preworlds, the Dutch teams dominate with four boats in the first four ranks. Jamin Maarten NED won both heats and leads overall ahead of Gietma Lieuwe NED and Jan Haven-Hidde NED. 38 teams from 9 nations. The results and the report.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
As mostly after the passage of Cape Finisterre ESP, the racing teams are looking for different strategical/tactial options and the 38 boats' fleet is spreading widely, some looking for their luck on a Northern course, others following the coast in a Southern direction.
The two leading round-bow Protos of Giancarlo Pedote ITA and Davy Beaudart FRA have extended their advantage. In the Series Minis, Antonio Fontes ESP is now first sailing on a Southern course.
The race viewer, the reports and the event website.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Patrik Pollack)
After the first day with only one light-wind race, all fleets completed three heats off Brest yesterday in a 7-15 kn breeze. Unfortunately, the ranking lists have not yet been updated this morning. Read the short report for first information.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
The windy conditions stayed on at the Kiteboarding Grand Slam on Fuerteventura ESP. Yesterday, the course racers sailed five Slalom runs with varying results, but in general, the leaders of the first day maintained their positions.
Julien Kerneur FRA clearly leads in the men's category ahead of Oswald Smith RSA and Paul Serin FRA. Bibiana Magaji SVK is first in the women's category with a small margin on the day's best Annelous Lammerts NED. The daily report with results.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The 9 teams sailed three short races in the Bay of Hyères yesterday in a 12-15 kn wind. With the transfer race from Gruissan to Hyères neutralised, everything seemed to bend in favor of 'Courrier Dunkerque', but winning all three races yesterday, Franck Cammas FRA and his 'Groupama'-Team substantially reduced the backlog on rank 1. Provided 'Groupama' repeats this success in the two short races and the coastal race in the Bay of Hyères today, the close duel for the overall victory will hold on. The fight for rank 3 is equally exciting, as 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Troussel FRA is only one point ahead of 'Oman Sail' with Sydney Gavignet FRA. The ranking list, the daily report and the videos.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   
No wind, no racing yesterday at the 6 mIJ European Championship at Falmouth with only an unsuccessful start attempt in the afternoon. No changes therefore in the rankings after the two races of the opening day. The weather forecast for the coming days is not very promising and it remains to be seen if and when racing can be resumed. The ranking lists and the daily report.
Top News – Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt)
Summery weather with very light winds prevailed at the Moth Worlds in Hayling Island GBR. Nevertheless, the group 'Yellow' completed two, the group 'Blue' one race so that the Qualification Series to split the fleet in a Gold and Silver Round could be completed after 5 races. On top at equal points are Robert Greenhalgh GBR and Chris Rashley GBR. Nathan Outteridge AUS, with his first race win yesterday, follows on rank 3. Sailing in the Goldfleet will be Chris Rast USA/SUI (rank 17) and Brad Funk USA (26th).
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The stormy Tramontana with up to 40 kn prompted the Race Management to neutralize the conveyance race from Gruissan to Hyères, cruising in safety mode during the transfer. Nevertheless, the 9 yachts progressed at an average speed exceeding 12 kn ! Today, three short races will be sailed in the Bay of Hyères. 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA still leads ahead of 'Groupama 34' with Franck Cammas FRA and 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel ' with Nicolas Troussel FRA.
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   
Yesterday was the first day of the Techno 293 U17- and U15 World Championship in Brest FRA with 400 participants from 21 nations. The light wind allowed to sail only one race.
Fabien Pianazza FRA and Guy Sitin ISR won their groups, Yun Pouliguen FRA and Geronimo Nores USA finished 2nd. First in the U15-Girls was Giorgia Speciale ITA ahead of Natalia Arapoglou GRÉ and Shira Benbenisti ISR. Dominique Stater USA on 26th is best ranked Nortamerican.
Clément Guéret FRA is on top of the U17 Boys followed by Daigo Komatsu JPN and Oel Pouliguen FRA. Three French Girls are ahead in the U17 with Jeanne Penformis FRA, Lucie Belbeoch FRA and Juliette Cristini FRA.
All ranking lists, the short report and the videos.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   
Yesterday, on a lovely summer day, was the first day of the 6 m IJ European Championship in Falmouth GBR after the tune-up races ending on Saturday (see sailing-new of Sunday). Two races were completed after a start postponement.
First in the Classics is the English 'Titia' after disqualification of the USA 'Lucie' in the first raced. In the 'Modernes', the defending champion 'Valhalla' GBR has taken the lead ahead of 'Blade Runner' CAN.
All ranking lists and the daily report.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   
Today begins the ISAF Match Racing Youth World Championship in Helsinki FIN, open for matchracers under age 23. Favorite is the ISAF World Ranking nbr 12 Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN, age 20, with Chris Steele NZL as main challenger. The United States will be represented by skipper Nevin Snow (San Diego, CA), with crew Jake La Dow (San Diego, CA), Graham Landy (Norfolk, VA), Katia DaSilva (Newport, RI) and John Wallace (St. Petersburg, FL). The preview.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
Perfect conditions for the Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam again on day 3. Yesterday, the Freestyle competition was on the program. Karolina Winkowska POL was first in the women's category, Liam Whaley GBR first in the men's. The total 6 hours' event can be reviewed on video ! Today, Slalom eliminations are scheduled, with Julien Kerneur FRA as Men's interims' leader and Bibiana Magaji SVK as Women's interims' leader after four runs.
The report with results and the event website.
Top News – Monday, July 21, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt)
The variable light winds stayed on during the second day of the Moth Worlds. Group 'yellow' completed the cancelled second race of Saturday and added two more races. Group 'blue' had enough wind for just one race, and the consolidated rankings contain only three races, with a discard of the worst race already considered.
Robert Greenalgh GBR and Chris Rashley GBR lead with two race wins each, Also tied are Josh McKnight AUS and Scott Babbage AUS on rank 3. Nathan Outteridge AUS, discarding the race 1 'did-not-compete', is now on the 5th place. The best non English or Australian is Chris Rast USA on the 12th place. The results, the daily report and the video of the day.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The Tramontana breeze challenged the 9 teams with up to 30 kn during the short races off Gruissan FRA. After a first race win, 'Groupama' with Franck Cammas was defeated twice by Daniel Souben FRA on his 'Courrier Dunkerque'. The advantage of Souban in the overall rankings has now increased to 19 points. A duel takes also place for rank 3. 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Trousse FRA replaced 'Team Omansail' with Sidney Gavignet FRA on rank 3. The results, the report and the video of the day.
Monday, July 21, 2014   
The Esse 850 World Cup 2014 was sailed on Lake Garda over the past weekend in 9 races with Alain Marchand SUI and his team as solid winner, finishing all heats in the top-five. Eric Monnin SUI remained 2nd but brought suspense with two race wins on the last day. Rank 3 goes to Daniel Schroff SUI thanks to a race win ahead of Arnaud Gavairon SUI 4th at equal points. 27 teams from 4 nations participated. The final rankings.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
Two races were sailed on the last day of the Yngling Preworlds yesterday, the last tune-up before the World Championship beginning on Tuesday. Jamin Maarten NED and his team won again both races and will be the team to beat at the forthcoming Worlds. Zafiryadis Frederik DEN and Thomas Beck SUI completed the Preworlds podium. The results.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
Sun and an up to 20 kn breeze prevailed on the first two days of the Travemünde Week.
Active so far were the Finns (Piotr Kula POL winner of all 5 races), the F-18-catamarans (Robert Schütz/ ? GER were the dominators up-to-now), the O-Yoles, the Trias (first is Holger Köhne GER) and the 18-Footers. Yesterday, the Contenders and the Lasers 4.7 have started with their German National Championships. Leader in the Contenders is Hannes Seidel GER ahead of Luca Bonezzi ITA. On top of the Lasers 4.7 are Jasper Paulsen GER and Nico Steenbuck GER at equal points. The best Girl Jara Seide GER is 5th.
Alle ranking lists and the daily report.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)
For once not enough wind on Lake Garda and no racing, so that the results of Saturday become final with Roberto Tomasini SUI, tactician Vasco Vascotto ITA, as winners of the European Championship. Richard Goransson SWE/Morgan Larson USA and Valentin Zavadnikov RUS/Michele Ivaldi ITA are on the positions 2 and 3, at equal points. The report.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
Perfect Pozo conditions prevailed yesterday and the Wave Worldcup ended successfully with an intensive 9 hours' competion.
Victor Fernandez ESP defeated Ricardo Campello VEN in the Men's Final. The Moreno twin met in the Women's Final on their home waters with Daida Moreno ESP taking revenge on her sister Iballa for last year's defeat. All other details on the PWA website.
Top News – Sunday, July 20, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Tony Gruitt)
Thundery weather delayed the start of the Moth World Championship 2014 and the races following were challenging with unconstant 6 to 15 kn winds. The 135 boats' fleet has been split in a 'Blue' and 'Yellow' fleet, the latter with two races yesterday, the other with one heat.
Jointly on top are the race winners Chris Rashley GBR and Rob Gough AUS. Rashley finished the second race of the 'Yellow' group on the second place, confirming his aspirations for the title right from the start. Scott Babbage AUS and Giovanni Galeotti BEL with a 2nd place each follow as 3rd overall. Chris Rast USA is jointly with the 49er Champion Chris Draper GBR on rank 11 (6th race ranks). The co-favorite Nathan Outteridge AUS began the Championship with bad luck, as he was forced to leave out the first race with an average just before the start. The rankings (one race counting), the daily report and the video of the day.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
Light winds prevailed during most of the first TdF conveyance race on the Mediterranean Sea from Roses ESP to Gruissan FRA. Only at the end of the leg, the wind exceeded 10 kn.
'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA succeeded to distance the rest of the fleet and win the race ahead of 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Troussel FRA 2nd and 'Groupama' with Frank Cammas 3rd, loosing again some important points on the overall leader 'Courrier Dunkerque'. The overall ranking, the daily report and the video of the day.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
The Ynglings sail at present the 'Preworlds' in Travemünde as tune-up race for the World Championship. Jamin Maarten NED and his team started with two race wins not hiding their ambitions for the World Championship victory. Frederik Zafidyadis DEN and Thomas Beck SUI with their teams are on the ranks 2 and 3 at equal points. The ranking list.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
The World Championship of the former Olympia Class Flying Dutchman ended yesterday with a last race sailed in a 15-20 kn breeze. Szabolcs Majtheniy/Andras Domokos HUN added another race win and made everything clear for another World Champions title ahead of Enno Kramer/Ard Geelkerken NED 2nd and Nicola + Francesco Vespasiani ITA on 3rd, replacing Kay-Uwe Lüdke/ Kai Schäfers GER at equal points from rank 3 with a 2nd rank in the final race. Paul Hemker/Richard Phillips USA finished 24th, Javier + Pablo Valdes MEX 36th.
The final report and the ranking list.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
The Wind & Wave Festival at Pozo/Gran Canaria has been running for some days with Youth competitions and qualification runs for the PWA World Tour Wave Event. Yesterday, the first Wave Eliminations began, and in the Women's category, no others as the Moreno twins are once more in today's Final on their home waters. All other details on the PWA website.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
Today by noon, the start will be given to the 5th edition of the Mini 6.50 Sables d'Olonne - the Acores Race. The favorites in the Proto Types are clearly the two round-bow boats 'Cultisol' of Davy Beaudart' ant 'Prysmian' of Giancarlo Pedote ITA. The entry lists, the news and the event website.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)
Roberto Tomasini SUI (tactician Vasco Vascotto ITA) has a 5 points' lead before the last Melges 32 European Championship race on Lake Garda today, as with the day ranks 1/5/2, he further extended the points' gap on the second-ranked Richard Goransson SWE/Morgan Larson USA and Valentin Zavadnikov RUS/Michele Ivaldi ITA jointly on rank 2.
The final race today will be covered live on the Internet beginning at 11 hrs CET. The ranking list, the report and the must-see video of the day taken from a drone.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
Two more races were sailed at the 6 mIJ European Championship at Falmouth GBR. 'Llanoria' of Peter Hoffmann GER won again both heats and leads overall 6 points ahead of 'Gallant'. 'Flapper' follows on 3rd. In the Modernes, 'Valhalla' of Paul Smith GBR is clearly ahead with two race wins yesterday. 'Scoundrel I' and 'Battlecry' follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
The rankings and the daily report.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
Sun and a good thermal breeze prevailed on the first day of the 125th Travemünde Week yesterday. The Finns sailed three races, all won by Piotr Kula POL.
Harry Voss GER leads in the O-yoles, Flemming Clausen DEN won the only race of three competing 18-Footers, Robert Schütz GER/ ? is first in the F-18-catamaras and Matthias Strang GER and Holger Köhne GERshare the lead in the Trias.
All results and the daily report.