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Top News – Sunday, May 29, 2016
Sunday, May 29, 2016   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)

Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Final results, no North Americans in Medal Races

 Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Final results, no North Americans in Medal Races The Delta Lloyd Regatta, event of the EUROSAF Champions' Sailing Cup 2016, ended yesterday with the Medal Races sailed in moderate conditions.
The Italian duel on top of the 470s went in favour of Simon Sivitz/Jas Farneti ITA, as Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA had to be disqualified after an incorrect penalty repair. The report with a video interview. Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP won in the 49er and at the same time the Spanish selection for Rio. Schmidt/Böhme GER and Kostov/Cupac CRO completed the podium. The report with a video interview.
Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED was the premature winner in the RS:X men before the Medal Race already. Paul Rozier FRA and Aichen Wang CHN remained on their positions 2 and 3. Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL was first in the RS:X women windsurfers ahead of Peina Chen CHN and Stefania Elfutina RUS.
All ranking lists, the final report and the videos.
Sunday, May 29, 2016   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)

Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Final results, no NorAms in Medal Races

 Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Final results, no NorAms in Medal Races The Laser Medal Races did not alter the rankings. Marit Bouwmeester NED was the clear winner in the Lasers Radial ahead of Emma Plaeschaart BEL and Manami Doi JPN. Here the report with a video interview. The advantage of Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED in the Lasers Standard was by far big enough for the victory in the Lasers Standard ahead of Jeemin Ha KOR and Luke Elliott AUS. Here the report with a video interview.
All ranking lists, the final report and the videos.
Sunday, May 29, 2016   (Image © Jasper Van Staveren)

2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Final results, Gold for Doerr USA and his team in the Sonars

 2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Final results, Gold for Doerr USA and his team in the Sonars The Paralympic Classes World Championship 2016 ended yesterday with two races.
The big advantage of Heiko Kröger GER in the 2.4m keelboat before the last races yesterday was more than sufficient to grasp the World Champion's title, his 9th in the class. Damien Séguin FRA and Matt Bugg AUS earned Silver and Bronze. Clear victory in the Skud-18 as well where Monika Gibes/Piotr Cichocki POL, a new name on top of the class, easily defended their first place. The defending champions Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch AUS dropped on 3rd behind Alexandra Rickham/Nikki Birrell GBR after a disqualification. The closest fight for the title was in the Sonars where only the last downwind played in favour of Alphonsus Doerr/Hugh Freund/Brad Kendell USA finishing one point ahead of John Robertson/Hannah Stodel/Stephen Thomas GBR. The Bronze Medal went to Colin Harrison AUS and his team.
All ranking lists, the final report and the videos.
Sunday, May 29, 2016   (Image © Junichi Hirai)

Moth - World Championship 2016 - Hayama JPN - Day 5

 Moth - World Championship 2016 - Hayama JPN - Day 5 After two windy days, the breeze at the Moth Worlds in Japan was down to moderate yesterday - 8-10 kn - ideal for Robert Greenalgh GBR who dominated as on the opening day with the ranks 1/2/1 advancing on position 3 only 5 points behind the still leading Paul Goodison GBR. On rank 2 with a 2 points' backlog remained Chris Rashley GBR. Two crucial final races are on the program today. Victor Diaz de Leon USA is 9th,Brad Funk USA 25th and Andrew Brazier CAN 45th.
The ranking list, the daily news and the videos.
Sunday, May 29, 2016   (Image © Loris Von Siebenthal)

GC32-Catamaran - Riva Cup - Day 3

 GC32-Catamaran - Riva Cup - Day 3 Much action yesterday on Lake Garda with a fresh Ora around 20 kn and top speeds of the racing machines of up to 40 kn. The close duel on top of the ranking seems to be decided in favour of 'Norauto' of Frank Cammas FRA, as 'Team Tilt' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI, Sébastien Schneiter SUI and Glenn Ashby AUS damaged a foil on the begin of the day and had to leave out two races. Cammas has now a 12 points' lead on the Swiss. The fight for rank 3 has become closer with 'Gunvor Sailing' of Nathan Outteridge AUS and Ian Percy GBR has reduced the backlog on Flavio Marazzi SUI to one point. Six races are on the program today, the final day of the event.
The results, the daily news and the videos.
Sunday, May 29, 2016   (Image © Amery Ross)

 After two weeks in the USA, the 16 Solo-Skippers will start to the Trans-Atlantic return race from New York to Europe with Armel Le Cléac'h FRA, Yann Eliès FRA and Morgan Lagravière FRA as favorites on their foiling Open 60s. It will be interesting to see, how fast the new designs will be in the mostly rear wind conditions. New 24-hour records are not excluded.
The event page with entry list and the event facebook page.
Sunday, May 29, 2016   (Image © JLDigital Media)

Laser Standard - Master World Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Final results

 Laser Standard - Master World Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Final results The Laser Standard World Masters' Championship 2016 ended yesterday with two races sailed again in perfect 14-16 kn seabreeze conditions, but without influence on the top ranks of the different age category classifications. Mark Bethwaite is the outstanding winner in the Great Grand Masters, Gavin Dagley AUS is first in the Grand Masters, Brett Beyer AUS wins in the Masters and Pablo Rabago MEX is the best Apprentice Master.
The ranking lists and the final report.
Sunday, May 29, 2016   (Image © Nico Martinez)

TP52 - Super Series 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 4

 TP52 - Super Series 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 4 Only one race could be completed by the TP52s off Scarlino as the wind was barely blowing. 'Sled' of Takashi Okura USA with Ross Macdonald CAN and Hamish Pepper NZL was the winner. 'Quantum' with Ed Baird USA and Terry Hutchinson USA remains on top overall. Thanks to a 2nd race rank, 'Platoon' of Harm Müller-Spreer GER with Markus Wieser GER reduced the backlog on 'Quantum' to 4 points and the suspense is on for the last races today.
The report, the ranking list and the video of the 3rd day.
Sunday, May 29, 2016   

Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2016 - Steinhude GER - Final results

 Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2016 - Steinhude GER - Final results 24 years after their Olympic Silver Medal, Jörgen and Jacob Bojsen-Möller DEN won the FD World Championship on the Steinhuder Meer GER. The Championship was concluded yesterday with 3 light-wind races with the leading defending champions Majthenyi/Domokos HUN in troubles, dropping on rank 6. Runner-up behind the Danes were Lütke/Schäfers GER. Könicg/Brack GER completed the podium. 113 teams from 15 nations and 3 continents participated.
The ranking list, the event website and the event facebook page.
 
Top News – Saturday, May 28, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)

Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 4, ranks 14 and 21 for the CAN windsurfers

 Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 4, ranks 14 and 21 for the CAN windsurfers The Olympic Classes terminated the Qualification Series yesterday on the Ijssel-Meer in a 14-16 kn breeze, and today, the Medal Races are on the program.
Two Italian teams will duel for victory in the 470s. Winning twice yesterday, Ferrari/Calabro ITA replaced the tied Sivitz/Farneti ITA on rank 1. Luise and Helene Wanser GER as 5th are now the best-ranked women's team. Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP are the premature winners in the 49ers as their advantage on the second-ranked duo Kostov/Cupac CRO and Schmidt/Böhme GER is 21 points. Same situation in the RS:X men windsurfers, where the Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED has 33 points' lead over Paul Rozier FRA. Finishes in the 20ies again and the discard made the Canadians clearly drop out of the top-10. Zach Plavsic CAN on 14th and Gabriel Verrier-Paquette CAN on 21st are the final ranks of the North Americans. In the RS:X women windsurfers, the leading Lilian De Geus FRA was forced to quit the competition with a foot injury. Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL is now on top with a 7 points' advantage on Peina Chen CHN. First in the Moths is still Ben Koppelaar NED. Sven Kloppenburg GER advanced on rank 2.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Saturday, May 28, 2016   (Image © Jasper Van Stavaren)

Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 4, Karim CAN 26th

 Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 4, Karim CAN 26th The Qualification Series at the Delta Lloyd Regatta on the Ijssel-Meer ended yesterday with the last two races sailed in a 14-16 kn wind breeze.
Marit Bouwmeester NED earned another two bullets and is the premature winner in the Lasers Radial before today's Medal Race. Her advantage on Emma Plaesschart BEL is 25 points. With only a one point deficit, Manami Doi JPN on 3rd will fight for Silver with the Belgian.
In the Laser Standards, Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED has a solid 8 points' lead over Jeemin Ha KOR. Luke Elliott AUS and Juan Maegli GUA will duel for Bronze. Hugh McRea CAN is behind Fillah Karim CAN on 26th after the final races, as a blackflag disqualification relegated him on rank 38.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Saturday, May 28, 2016   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)

2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 4

 2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 4 After yesterday's two races and before the final regatta today, nothing has been decided yet in the Paralympc Worlds on the Ijssel-Meer.
Heiko Kröger GER, best of the day with the ranks 1 and 3 in the 2.4m keelboats has now an 8 points lead on Damien Séguin FRA and his chances for the title look good. Only 2 points behind the French follows Matt Bugg AUS. Dee Smith USA on the 5th place is too far from a medal with a 10 points' deficit. Peter Eagar CAN is 24th. The solid lead of the surprise team Monika Gibes/Piotr Chichocki POL over the tied defending champions Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch AUS and Alexandra Rickham/Nikki Birrell GBR in the SKUD-18 is 12 points. John McRoberts/Jackie Gay CAN are 4th with 5 points behind a Silver or Bronze. Sarah Skeels/Cindy Walker USA are 9th. First in the Sonars are Alphonsus Doerr/Hugh Freund/Brad Kendell USA 4 points ahead of John Robertson GBR and his team. Colin Harrison AUS, Lasse Klötzing GER and Aleksander Wang-Hansen NOR have all still a chance for a Medal. Paul Tingley CAN and his team are 7th.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Saturday, May 28, 2016   (Image © Junichi Hirai)

Moth - World Championship 2016 - Hayama JPN - Day 4

 Moth - World Championship 2016 - Hayama JPN - Day 4 Lay day at the Moth Worlds in Japan yesterday. 9 races have been completed up-to-now mostly in windy conditions. Today and tomorrow, three more race per day are on the program. The decision for the title will most probably be between Paul Goodison GBR and Chris Rashley GBR only one point behind. Adriano Petrino SUI is on the remarkable 13th place among the 66 participants.
The results and th video of day 3Tages: Moth sailing on a bumpy track !
Saturday, May 28, 2016   (Image © Loris Von Siebenthal)

GC32-Catamaran - Riva Cup - Day 2

 GC32-Catamaran - Riva Cup - Day 2 At the Riva Cup on Lake Garda, the situation between Franck Cammas FRA and his 'Norauto'-Team and 'Team Tilt' of Sébastien Schneiter SUI with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI steering and Glenn Ashby AUS as mainsail trimmer remains tight. Both won 3 races yesterday in a well-establishe Lake Garda breeze. 'Norauto' leads overall one point ahead of 'Team Tilt'. Flavio Marazzi SUI is new on 3rd, as 'Gunvor' with Nathan Outteridge AUS had to abandon racing after 4 heats due to equipment failures.
The results, the daily news and the spectacular video of day 1.
Saturday, May 28, 2016   (Image © JLDigital Media)

Laser Standard - Master World Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Day 5

 Laser Standard - Master World Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Day 5 The Laser Standard World Masters continued yesterday in Mexico after the lay day again in perfect sailing conditions with high-summer temperatures and a 14-16 kn seabreeze. Some final decisions are already known before the last races today. Mark Bethwaite AUS 9 points ahead o Doug Peckover USA will most probably defend his title in the Great Grand Master. In the Grand Masters, Gavin Dagley AUS is now 5 points ahead of Cristian Herman CHI. 13 points is the advantage of Brett Beyer AUS on Ernesto Rodriguez USA in the Masters. The title in the Apprentice Mastern willl go to Pablo Ramago MEX who dominated the fleet.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Saturday, May 28, 2016   (Image © Nico Martinez)

TP52 - Super Series 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 3

 TP52 - Super Series 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 3 The 28-miles' coastal race was on the program yesterday after the short races of the opening day. 'Bronensec' of Vladimir Liubomirov RUS with Michele Ivaldi ITA as tactician finished first. No change however in the overall rankings where 'Quantum' of Dalton Devos USA (with Ed Baird USA and Terry Hutchinson USA) are leading ahead of 'Provezza' and 'Platoon'. The results and the report.
Saturday, May 28, 2016   

Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2016 - Steinhude GER - Day 5

 Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2016 - Steinhude GER - Day 5 Yesterday, the FD Worlds should have been resumed after the lay day of Thursday, but the wind was not there on the Steinhuuder Meer. First after 6 races are Maithenij/Domokos HUN 2 points ahead of Bojsen-Möller/Bojsen-Möller DEN. Today is the last day.
The results and the event facebook page with pictures and videos.
 
Top News – Friday, May 27, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)

Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 3, Canadians plunge in RS:X men

 Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 3, Canadians plunge in RS:X men Moderate winds around 12 kn prevailed on the third day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta on the Ijssel-Meer. With the discard in effect, numerous position changes in the overall rankings occurred.
Yesterday, Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA won both heats reducing the backlog on the still leading Simon Sivitz/Jas Farneti ITA on 2 points. Charlotte Yven/Marie Riou FRA on rank 6 are now the best women's team. In the 49ers, Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP extended their lead on Schmidt/Böhme GER on 10 points. Kevin Fischer/Yann Jauvin FRA advanced on the 3rd place. A class of his own remains Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED in the RS:X windsurfers leading with a 28 points' advantage. Paul Rozier FRA and Aicheng Wang CHN are the first persuers. Finishes in the 20ies again and the discard made the Canadians clearly drop out of the top-10. Zach Plavsic CAN is down from 5th to 14th and Gabriel Verrier-Paquette CAN from 9th to 21st. Lilian De Geus NED is the new leader in the RS:X women 2 points ahead of Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL. Yesterday, the Foiler Moths join the racing activities. After 3 races, Ben Koppelaar NED leads with a 2 points'advantage on Sven Coster NED. Sven Kloppenburg GER follows on the 3rd position.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Friday, May 27, 2016   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)

Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 3, Canadians 28th/29th in Standards

 Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 3, Canadians 28th/29th in Standards Moderate winds prevailed on the third day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta on the Ijssel-Meer.
After a premature start, the so far leading Jeemin Ha KOR was replaced on top of the Lasers Standard by Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED who finished twice as 2nd. Man of the day was Juan Maegli GUA with two bullets jumping on rank 3 overall behind the Korean. Hugh McRea CAN is no the best Canadian on rank 28 overtaking Fillah Karim CAN on 29th.
More of the same in the Lasers Radial where Marit Bouwmeester NED was again the day's best with the ranks 1 and 2, extending her lead on Emma Plaeschart BEL on 9 points. Manami Doi JPN moved up on the 3rd place.,
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Friday, May 27, 2016   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)

2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 3

 2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 3 The changes weather conditions with moderate winds at the Paralympic World Championship on the Ijssel-Meer closed the ranks on top of all three classes.
Heiko Kröger GER took the lead in the 2.4m keelboats ahead of Matt Bugg AUS at equal points, and only one point behind follows the former leader Damien Séguin FRA. Dee Smith USA is now already on rank 6 (17 ranks up) while Peter Eagar CAN remains on the 22nd place. In the Skud-18, Monika Gibes/Piotr Cichocki POL extended their lead on 9 points. As best of the day (1/2), Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch AUS advanced on rank 2. Alexandra Rickham/Nikki Birrell GBR and John McRoberts/Jackie Gay CAN follow at equal points with the Australians on the ranks 3 and 4. Sarah Skeels/Cindy Walker USA are 10th. In the Sonars, John Robertson GBR and his team are now 2 points ahead of the tied Alphonsus Doerr USA and Lasse Klötzing GER with their teams. Another 2 points behind are Aleksander Wang-Hansen NOR and Colin Harrison AUS with chances for a Medal as well. Paul Tingley CAN and his team are 6th. Three races are left.
All results, the daily news and the videos.
Friday, May 27, 2016   (Image © Junichi Hirai)

Moth - World Championship 2016 - Hayama JPN - Day 3, Diaz de Leon USA 9th

 Moth - World Championship 2016 - Hayama JPN - Day 3, Diaz de Leon USA 9th A fresh breeze and big waves keep the thrill up at the 2016 Moth World Championship in Japan. Three races were completed yesterday and a leader change occurred as Paul Goodison GBR - ranks 1/1/2 - reclaimed the first place, just one point ahead of Chris Rashles GBR. Another contender for the title is still Scott Babbage AUS on rank 3 with a 7 points' deficit. Victor Diaz de Leon USA is 9th, Brad Funk USA 42nd and Andrew Brazier CAN 46th. Six races are left on the program.
The ranking list, the daily news and the video of the day.
Friday, May 27, 2016   (Image © Loris Von Siebenthal)

GC32-Catamaran - Riva Cup - Day 1

 GC32-Catamaran - Riva Cup - Day 1 Since yesterday, the GC32 Riva Cup has been underway on Lake Garda in perfect wind conditions with 6 races completed so far. 'Team Tilt' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI and Glenn Ashby AUS kicked off the series flawlessly with the ranks 1/1/2/1. But in the races 4 and 5, equipment failures infringed the winning streak, and 'Norauto' with Franck Cammas FRA and Adam Minoprio NZL overtook them. These two teams delivered the most convincing performance and - separated by 2 points only - the heat will remain on. 'Gunvor' with Nathan Outteridge AUS follows on rank 3, Flavio Marazzi SUI with Phil Robertson NZL calling the shots is on the 4th place among the 9 teams.
The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Friday, May 27, 2016   (Image © Nico Martinez)

TP52 - Super Series 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 2

 TP52 - Super Series 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 2 The first Act of the 2016 TP52 Super Series continued yesterday with two races sailed in a 8-14 kn seabreeze. 'Provezza' of Ergin Imre TUR with Andy Beadsworth GBR steering won both heats and advanced on rank 2 overall behind 'Quantum' (Ed Baird USA, Terry Hutchinson USA). Harm Müller-Spreer GER (Markus Wieser GER) follows as 3rd.
The news and the results as well as the video of day one.
Friday, May 27, 2016   

World Sailing-TV - the May edition

 World Sailing-TV - the May edition Yesterday, World Sailing has published the May regatta summary clips on its Video Channel.
 
Top News – Thursday, May 26, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)

Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2, Plavsic CAN 5th RS:X

 Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2, Plavsic CAN 5th RS:X A very light breeze prevailed over the Ijssel-Meer yesterday after the windy opening day, but nevertheless, all classes except the windsurfers, completed the full program in a 4-8 kn wind.
Flawless the results of Simon Sivitz/Jas Farneti ITA winning again both heats. The best women's team are now Domenique Freund/Annabelle Projat GER on rank 6. Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP extended their lead in the 49ers on 10 points. Schmidt/Böhme GER follow on rank 2. The windsurfers sailed only 2 of the 3 scheduled races. Dorian Van Rijsselberge added another bullet to his result sheet and is already 16 points ahead of Paul Rozier FRA on 2nd. The Canadians could not repeat the good results of day one finishing the two heats in the 20ies. Nevertheless, the kept the top ten overall ranks on 5th (Zach Plavsic) and 9 (Gabriel Verrier-Paquette). In the RS:X women, Maia Dziarnowska POL remains on top. New on rank 2 is Hélène Noesmoen FRA.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)

Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2, Karim CAN 23rd

 Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2, Karim CAN 23rd Light and unstable winds prevailed on the second day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta on the Ijsselmeer, and in the Radials as well as in the Standards, the light-wind specialists had their days.
Svenja Weger GER and Manami Doi JPN won one race each and moved up on the ranks 2 and 3. The leader Marit Bouwmeester NED added the day ranks 3 and 4 to the two bullets of the opening day on the result sheet defending her overall lead. Contrary was the consequence in the Lasers Standard where the leading Duko Bos NED finished with the day ranks 30 and 19 dropping on rank 8 overall. Jeemin Ha KOR is the new leader thanks to a race win. Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED won the second race of the day and advanced on the 2nd place just one point behind the leader. Sam Vandormael BEL is new on the 3rd position. Fillah Karim CAN is 23rd.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)

2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 2

 2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 2 The light wind on day two provoked changes in the overall rankings of the Paralympics World Championship 2016, and only Damien Séguin FRA succeeded to defend his first place in the 2.4m keelboat inspite of the ranks 5 and 4 yesterday after the two bullets on the opening day. Matt Bugg AUS stayed on rank 2 but he lost some points on Séguin. The day winner Heiko Kröger GER moved up on rank 3. Dee Smith USA, who did not compete in the first two races, is now 23rd (day ranks 4 and 19). Peter Eagar CAN is 26th. In the Skud-18, the surprise team Monika Gibes/Piotr Chichocki POL are the new leaders with the day ranks 2 and 1. Alexandra Rickham/Nikki Birrell GBR on the 2nd place are 4 points behind. John McRoberts/Jackie Gay CAN are 3rd, Sarah Skeels/Cindy Walker USA 8th. In the Sonars, the new leader is Alphonsus Doerr USA with his team, ranks 1 and 3 yesterday replacing John Robertson GBR and his team, ranks 7/7, on top. Finishing twice on 2nd, Lasse Klötzing GER and his team moved up on the 3rd position. Paul Tingley CAN and his team are 10th.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (Image © Junichi Hirai)

Moth - World Championship 2016 - Hayama JPN - Day 2, Diaz de Leon USA 8th

 Moth - World Championship 2016 - Hayama JPN - Day 2, Diaz de Leon USA 8th The Moth World Championship 2016 in Japan continued yesterday in a 20 kn breeze and big waves, too rough conditions for a third of the competitors caring also for their tiny, fragile skiffs. The elite drivers however presented an exciting spectacle. Man of the day was Chris Rashley GBR moving up on top with the ranks 1/1/2. Paul Goodison GBR on 2nd only one point behind remains in the figh for the title. Scott Babbage AUS advanced on rank 3 with a 6 points' backlog. Robert Greenalgh GBR, leader after day one, was forced to omit the first two races of the day due to equipment failure, but he came back with a race win in the last race. Victor Diaz de Leon USA is 8th, Bran Funk USA 39th and Andrew Brazier CAN 47th among the 66 participants from 11 nations.
The results and the daily news. The video of the day was not yet available, but a video interview with a prominent spectator - Russell Coutts NZL - has been posted.
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Slalom - Ulsan KOR - Final results

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Slalom - Ulsan KOR - Final results The PWA Slalom World Tour event in Korea was concluded yesterday. The seabreeze was light to moderate during the whole competition and did definitely not favor the heavy-weights such as the multiple World Champion Antoine Albeau FRA or the former World Speed Record holder Finian Maynard BVI. Final winners were Matteo Iachino ITA in the men and Lisa Erdil TUR in the women.
The final report with results.
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (Image © JLDigital Media)

Laser Standard - Master World Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Day 4

 Laser Standard - Master World Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Day 4 Lay day yesterday at the Laser Standard World Masters in Mexico. After six races, there are mostly Australians on top of the different age categories. Today, two more races are on the program.

The positions of the best North Americans by nation are:
- Great Grand Masters: Doug Peckover USA 2nd, John Dawson-Edwards CAN 4th, Fernando Rabago MEX 11th
- Grand Masters: Alan Clark CAN 3rd, Vann Wilson USA 6th, Antonio Vertiz MEX 18th
- Masters: Ernesto Rodriguez USA 2nd, William Pullen CAN 5th, Guillerme Tapia-Moreno MEX 28th
- Apprentice Masters: Pablo Rabago MEX 1st

The ranking lists.
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (Image © Nico Martinez)

TP52 - Super Series - Scarlino ITA - Day 1

 TP52 - Super Series - Scarlino ITA - Day 1 The TP52 initiated their 2016 Super Series with the first races at the Italian Toscana Coast. Finishing 1 and 3, 'Quantum' of Dalton Devos USA with Ed Baird USA and Terry Hutchinson USA have taken the lead. Four teams share the 2nd place at equal points: 'Sled' of Takashi Okura USA (tactics Hamish Pepper NZL), 'Platoon' of Harm Müller-Spreer GER (tactics Markus Wieser GER), 'Alegre' of Andy Soriano GBR (tactics Kelvin Harrap GBR) and 'Ran Racing' of Niklas Zennström SWE (tactics Morgan Larson USA). The ranking lists, the report and the videos.
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (Image © Moritz Rennecke)

Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2016 - Steinhude GER - Day 3

 Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2016 - Steinhude GER - Day 3 For 3 days, the FD's have been sailing their 2016 World Championship on the Steinhuder Meer near Hannover. With 104 Teams from 14 nations, among them Australia, the Dutch Antilles and Mexico, the fleet is exceptionally well composed. After 6 races sailed in light winds, lczs /Maitheniy HUN are first 2 points ahead of Bojsen-Möller/Bojsen-Möller DEN. Lütke/Schäfers GER follow on rank 3. The results and the videos.
Thursday, May 26, 2016   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50, Ultime - The Transat - New York USA - As one race finishes the next is confirmed

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50, Ultime - The Transat - New York USA - As one race finishes the next is confirmed As the Transat bakerly 2016 came to an end yesterday – with the last finisher crossing the line off New York - the race owner and organiser, OC Sport Pen Duick, confirmed that it will be in the calendar for 2020, following on from the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe in 2018. Here the Media Release (PDF) with the announcement, the final summary of the Transat 2016 with all results and some photos.
 
Top News – Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)

Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1, ranks 3 and 6 of CAN RS:X drivers

 Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1, ranks 3 and 6 of CAN RS:X drivers A fresh breeze and cool temperatures prevailed on the first day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik. All classes sailed the planned 2-3 races.
First in the small 12 teams' 470 fleet - men and women jointly - are Simin Sivitz/Jas Farneti ITA with two bullets ahead of Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA. Charlotte Yven/Marine Riou FRA on rank 5 are the best women's team. In the 49ers, Botin/Lopez ESP, day ranks 2/2/1 have clearly taken the lead. All 3 races in the RS:X were won by the Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED. Good performance by the Canadians with Zach Plavsic on rank 3 and Gabriel Verrier-Paquette on the 6th place. In the RS:X women windsurfers, Mia Dziarnowska POL is on the first position with the ranks 2/2/1. Not participating are the 49ersFX, the Nacras 17 and the Finns.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (Image © Sander Van den Borch)

Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1, Karim CAN 24th

 Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1, Karim CAN 24th Some participants just arriving from the summery Class World Championships in Mexico were welcomed by a 10°C and 20 kn wind scene at the Delta Lloyd Regatta on the Ijssel-Meer, above all Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED, Bronze winner in Mexico, who is on rank 3 overall with the day ranks 2 and 5, including a capsize, probably to test the water temperature. Duko Bos NED leads (2/3) ahead of Jeemin Ha KOR (5/1). Fillah Karim CAN is 24th. No chance for her opponents in the Women Lasers Radial where Marit Bouwmeester NED is the clear leader with two bullets. Maxime Jonker NED and Emma Plaeschart BEL follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)

2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic World Champiomnship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 1, with USA and CAN boats in all classes

 2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic World Champiomnship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 1, with USA and CAN boats in all classes Challenging conditions with a 20 kn breeze and the short and steep Ijssel-Meer chop prevailed on the first day of the Paralympic Classes World Championship. This was above all for the 2.4m a wet affair. Damien Séguin FRA mastered the conditions the best winning both heats of the day. Heiko Kröger GER (2/2) and Matt Bugg AUS (3/3) are the first chasers. Peter Eagar CAN is 27th, Dee Smith USA, one of the favorites, did not compete. Shared lead in the Skud 18 with Alexandra Rickham/Nikki Birrell GBR and the surprising Monika Gibes/Piotr Cichocki POL. Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch AUS follow on rank 3. John McRoberts/Jackie Gay CAN are 5th, Sarah Skeels/Cindy Walker USA 7th. John Robertson/ Hannah Stodel/Stephen Merget GBR won both heats in the Sonars ahead of the co-favorites Colin Harrison AUS and Bruno Jourdren FRA with their teams on the ranks 2 and 3. Alphonsus Doerr USA and Paul Tingley CAN with their teams are on the ranks 5 and 7.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (Image © Junichi Hirai)

Moth - World Championship 2016 - Hayama JPN - Day 1, Diaz de Leon USA 8th

 Moth - World Championship 2016 - Hayama JPN - Day 1, Diaz de Leon USA 8th The Moth World Championship in Japan began yesterday with three races sailed in a light 5 to 10 kn breeze. The Brits dominated the scene with Robert Greenalgh GBR and Paul Goodison GBR jointly on top of the rankings. Chris Rashley GBR follows 5 points behind on the 3rd place. Victor Diaz de Leon USA is 8th, Bran Funk USA with a DNC race 30th and Andrew Brazier CAN 54th among the 66 participants from 11 nations.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (Image © JLDigital Media)

Laser Standard - Master World Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Day 3

 Laser Standard - Master World Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Day 3 The seabreeze filled in again on time by noon on the third day of the Laser Standard World Masters, but this time somewhat lighter - 8 kn - compared to the previous days. No problem for Mark Bethwaite AUS in the Great Grand Masters who continued with his winning streak. Gavin Dagley AUS extended his lead in the Grand Masters on 11 points. Already 12 points is the advantage of Brett Beyer AUS in the Masters and a undisputed leader reigns also in the Apprentice Masters with Pablo Rabago MEX.

The positions of the best North Americans by nation are:
- Great Grand Masters: Doug Peckover USA 2nd, John Dawson-Edwards CAN 4th, Fernando Rabago MEX 11th
- Grand Masters: Alan Clark CAN 3rd, Vann Wilson USA 6th, Antonio Vertiz MEX 18th
- Masters: Ernesto Rodriguez USA 2nd, William Pullen CAN 5th, Guillerme Tapia-Moreno MEX 28th
- Apprentice Masters: Pablo Rabago MEX 1st

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