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Top News – Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Tuesday, August 21, 2018   

Laser Radial - Youth World Championship 2018 - Kiel GER - Day 1, a good day for North Americans

 Laser Radial - Youth World Championship 2018 - Kiel GER - Day 1, a good day for North Americans Yesterday, the Laser Radial Youth World Championship in Kiel GER began with two races.
On top of the Girls fleet, split in 2 groups, is Laura Schewe GER with the day ranks 1 and 2 in her group. On the ranks 2 and 3 follow Valeriya Lomatchenko RUS and Ana Moncada ESP. Lilian Myers USA and Annika Fedde USA are on the ranks 13 and 14 among the 96 participants.
In the Boys - the 269 starters sail in 4 groups - are Josh Armit NZL and Ludvig Lindquist SWE jointly on top one point ahead of Julian Hoffmann GER on 3rd. Marc-Andrew Robin CAN is 9th, Asher Zittrer USA 14th among the 269 participants.
All ranking lists. The report of the day was not yet posted early this morning UTC on the event website.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018   

470 - Junior World Championship 2018 - Lagi di Bracciano ITA - Start today with a 5-boat-US delegation

 470 - Junior World Championship 2018 - Lagi di Bracciano ITA - Start today with a 5-boat-US delegation The 470 Junior World Championship begins today on the Lago di Bracciano, the drinking water reservoir of Rome, situated in the mountains behind the Italian Capital with usually a good thermal breeze around 12-15kn. 28 female teams from 11 nations adn 4 continents are enrolled with France, Italy and Israel as favorites. Missing are the Spanish team, normally among the best world-wide in the 470s. Madeleine Rice/Laura Slovensky represent the USA.
52 male teams from 20 nations and 3 continents are on the entry list. Four USA teams are on the entry lists: Eduardo Mintzias/Trevor Bornarth, Cormac Murphy/Adam Fried, Tyler Paige/Gonçalo Ramos and the former 420 ISAF Youth Sailing World Champions Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin.
Here all lists of participants.
The event website.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018   

RS:X-Windsurfer - European Championship 2018 - Sopot POL - Start today with MEX and USA participants

 RS:X-Windsurfer - European Championship 2018 - Sopot POL - Start today with MEX and USA participants The European Championship of the Olympic RS:X windsurfer begins today off the Polish Baltic Sea coast with in addition separate fleets for Youth windsurfers. 75 male drivers from 25 nations and 3 continents as well as 38 female drivers from 17 nations and 4 continents are on the entry lists, among them in the RS:X men Emiliano Stachowiak MEX and Pedro Pascual USA, and in the RS:X women Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX and Mariana Aguilar Chavez Peon MEX.
The official preview.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018   

5.5m - World Championship 2018 - Cowes GBR - Day 1

The 5.5mIJ World Championship 2018 began yesterday in Cowes GBR with the first race, sailed in moderate wind and challenging current situations.
Winner of the day was Mark Holowesko BAH ahead of Kristian Neergard NOR and Gavin McKinney BAH. Jürg Menzi SUI followed on rank 4. 25 teams from 10 nations.
The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
 
Top News – Monday, August 20, 2018
Monday, August 20, 2018   

Star - North American Championship 2018 - Marina del Rey CA , USA - Final results

 Star - North American Championship 2018 - Marina del Rey CA , USA - Final results Another twi races could be held on the final day of the Starboat North American Championship in a well established seabreeze. Eric Doyle/Payson Infelise USA defended their first place with excellent rank 1 and 3 finishes and grasped the title with a 6 points' advantage on Paul Cayard/Arthur Lopes USA. The Laser Olympian Charlie Buckingham USA with Jamie Buchan USA as crew followed on the 3rd place, just 2 points head of the two-times Olympic Champion Mark Reynolds USA (with Roger Cheer USA).
The results and Paul Cayards USA report.
Monday, August 20, 2018   

Snipe - 2018 Snipe Women's Championship, Newport RI USA - Final results

Carol Cronin and Kim Couranz (USA) climbed on rank one yesterday winning the 2018 Snipe Women’s World Championship. Entering the day a point off the lead, the Americans finished third in the lone race while overnight leader Anette Melsom Myhre and Janett Krefting (NOR) stumbled to 10th, dropping them to third overall. Mafalda Pires de Lima (POR)/ Kathleen Tocke (USA), with a second today in the 14-18 knot winds, moved up to second overall.
The final results and the event website.
 
Top News – Sunday, August 19, 2018
Sunday, August 19, 2018   (Image © Joysailing)

Star - North American Championship 2018 - Marina del Rey CA, USA - Day 3

 Star - North American Championship 2018 - Marina del Rey CA, USA - Day 3 The Starboat North American Championship in California continued yesterday with two more races. As expected, Eric Doyle/Payson Infelise USA have taken the lead with the discard applied thanks to two good day ranks. Paul Cayard USA/Bruno Prada BRA on rank 2 are 4 points behind. Vesella/Trinter USA and Mark Reynolds/Roger Cheer USA occupy the ranks 4 and 5. The Laser Olympian Charlie Buckingham USA with Jamie Buchan USA as crew are on the 6th place in their first Star regatta together.
The results.
Sunday, August 19, 2018   

Windsurfing - Engdine Surf Marathon - Silvaplana SUI

 Windsurfing - Engdine Surf Marathon - Silvaplana SUI A moderate Maloja-Wind prevailed yesterday during the traditional Engadin Surf Marathon with the Foil Kiters in the lead. Winner was Mike Martin SUI. As first windsurfer followed Alexandre Cousin FRA ahead of Matteo Iachino ITA, the current leader of the PWA-Slalom-World Cup 2018. David Hollenweg SUI on the first Foiler Moth followed on rank 20.
The results.
Sunday, August 19, 2018   (Image © Robert Deaves)

5.5m - World Championship 2018 - Cowes GBR

 5.5m - World Championship 2018 - Cowes GBR After the Scandinavian Gold Cup - we reported during the week - the whole fleet sailed tune-up races yesterday in preparation of the 5.5mIJ World Championship beginning on Monday. Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI), one of the favorites for the title, won the King's Cup ahead of Jan-Arend Pasman NED and Daniel Schenker SUI. The other tune-up, the Royal Haag Classic Cup for elder boats, went to Alfredo Delli ITA followed by Bruno Engel SUI, while the Hankö Evolution Cup saw Eric Pollailon FRA on top.
The news and all ranking lists.
At the Worlds, beginning on Monday, 28 teams from 10 nations are on the entry list, among them 7 Swiss.
Sunday, August 19, 2018   

Match Racing - Womens World Championship 2018 - Ekaterinburg RUS - Final results

 Match Racing - Womens World Championship 2018 - Ekaterinburg RUS - Final results Lucy MacGregor GBR (with Annie Lush, Nicky Walsh and Kate MacGregor GBR) defended her World Champion's title with a 3-0 victory over Pauline Courtois FRA in the Final. As the last team engaged in the former Olympic Match-Racing circuit, this Brits team regularily comes back for the Worlds and mostly has an easy game to control the fleet. This time, only 4 teams with an international experience participated. In the Petite Final, Trine Palludan DEN defeated Alexa Bezel SUI (with Fiona Testuz, Manon Kivell, Nicole Bolliger SUI) 2-0.
The news with results.
 
Top News – Saturday, August 18, 2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018   (Image © Laurens Morel)

Nacra 15 - European Championship 2018 - Gravedona ITA - Final results - Bronze für Grange/Van der Klink SUI

 Nacra 15 - European Championship 2018 - Gravedona ITA - Final results - Bronze für Grange/Van der Klink SUI A good Lake Como thermal breeze prevailed again yesterday during the last two races of the Nacra-17 European Championship. Finishing 3 and 4, Dante Cittadini/Teresa Romairone ARG advanced on rank 1 ahead of Henri Demesmaeker/Frederique Van Eupen BEL on 2nd and best Europeans and therefore taking the title. Andrea Spagnoli/Giulia Fava ITA earned Silver, Arnaud Grange/Marie Van der Klink SUI Bronze.
The final ranking list and the event facebook page.
Saturday, August 18, 2018   

5.5m - Scandinavian Gold Cup 2018 - Cowes GBR - Day 3

Light winds prevailed yesterday in Cowes on the third and crucial day of the Scandinavian Gold Cup with the two previous race winners matching for the Trophy. Kristian Neergard NOR needed just one, Jürg Menzi SUI two bullets. But the situation was clear right after the start of the first race when the Norvegian had the upper hand in the start and controlled the race down to the wire. This was his 10th Gold Cup victory, the first three as crew of his father.
The news.
On Monday, the World Championship will begin at the same venue.
Saturday, August 18, 2018   

Star - North American Championship2018 - Marina del Rey CA, USA - Day 2

 Star - North American Championship2018 - Marina del Rey CA, USA - Day 2 The Starboat North American Championship in California continued yesterday with the races 3 and 4 with on top of the rankings, a number of former American Star World Champions. With a row of top finishes, Paul Cayard/Arthur Lopes USA are in the lead 2 points ahead of Peter Vesella/Phil Trinter USA. On rank 3 follows today's best USA Laser sailor Charlie Buckingham USA (crew Jamie Buchan USA). Well positioned are also (1/2/1/bfd) Eric Doyle/Payson Infelise USA, who will jump on a top rank today when the discard comes into effect. 37 teams from 3 nations participate.
The results and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
Saturday, August 18, 2018   

Windsurfing - Swiss Championship 2018 - Silvaplana SUI - Final results

 Windsurfing - Swiss Championship 2018 - Silvaplana SUI - Final results Yesterday, the Swiss Course Racing and Slalom Windsurf Championship was concluded on Lake Silvaplana without changes on top of the rankings.
Caspar Bouman NED won the Course-Race rankings ahead of Sebastian Kördel GER and Gonazlo Costa-Hoevel ARG. Richard Stauffacher SUI on rank 9 earned the Swiss Champion's title.
In the Slalom rankings, Jordy Vonk NED finished first ahead of Richard Stauffacher SUI and Elia Colombo SUI. The Women's title went to Franziska Stauffacher SUI.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Today, the Engadine Surf-Marathon is on the program, an event the was sailed for the first time in 1978 - ..... and the winner was Robby Naish USA.
 
Top News – Friday, August 17, 2018
Friday, August 17, 2018   

Nacra 15 - European Championship 2018 - Gravedona ITA - Day 3

 Nacra 15 - European Championship 2018 - Gravedona ITA - Day 3 The Youth Nacra-15 Europeans continued on Lake Como yesterday with another 4 races. The reigning World Champions Henri Demesmaeker/Frederique Van Eupen BEL extended their overall lead on 7 points thanks to the day ranks 1/5/5/2. Dante Cittadini/Teresa Romairone ARG defended rank 2. New on rank 3 are Andrea Spagnoli/Giuia Fava ITA.
The ranking lists and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
Friday, August 17, 2018   (Image © Robert Deaves)

5.5m - Scandinavian Gold Cup - Cowes GBR - Day 2

 5.5m - Scandinavian Gold Cup - Cowes GBR - Day 2 Light winds and tide currents prevailed yesterday during another two races of the Scandianvian Gold Cup, both won by Kristian Neergard NOR and his team. As from today, only the two race winner continue and it boils down to a matchrace between Jürg Menzi SUI, winner of race one, and Kristian Neergard NOR. However has three wins will be the Cup Winner.
The ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, August 17, 2018   

Windsurfing - Swiss Championship 2018 - Silvaplana SUI - Day 4

 Windsurfing - Swiss Championship 2018 - Silvaplana SUI - Day 4 On day 4 of the Engadin Wind / Swiss Windsurf Championship, the real Maloja wind filled in for the first time substantially. 54 Foil course races as well as 2 slalom runs could be completed.
In the Foil ranking, Caspar Bouman NED is ahead of Sebastian Kördel GER and Nicolas Goyard FRA. The best Swiss is Elia Colombo SUI on rank 9. In the Slalom rankings, Jordy Vonk NED is in front ahead of Richard Stauffacher SUI and Elia Colombo SUI.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, August 17, 2018   

Match Racing - Womens World Championship 2018 - Ekaterinburg RUS - Day 3

 Match Racing - Womens World Championship 2018 - Ekaterinburg RUS - Day 3 In addition to the 4 teams qualified for the Quarter Finals after Round Robin - we reported yesterday - the remaining 4 were selected based on the Repechage results.
Alexa Bezel SUI, Alexandra Martynova RUS, Milena Laverycheva RUS and Marinella Laaksonen FIN completed the Quarters fleet. Racing will resume today and the pairings will be fixed in a few moments this morning.
The news with results.
 
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