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Top News – Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   (Image © Christian Beek)
The 420 World Championship 2014 in Travemünde GER began yesterday with two races by fleet sailed in a light breeze around 8 kn, and Spanish teams lead in both categories.
Silvia Mas/Marta Davila ESP, ISAF Youth Sailing World Champions 2014, lead in the Girls fleet one point ahead of Paulina Fauroux/Anel Ponthieu FRA and Clara Addari/Arianna Perini ITA at equal points. Christine Klingler/Victoria Thompson USA are 24th among 83 teams.
Adrian Gonzalez/Calixto Abalo ESP, day ranks 1 and 2, lead in the Boys category, in front of Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA and the ISAF Youth Sailing World Champions Jia Yi Loh/Jonathan Yeo SIN. Jack Parkin/Florian Eenkema van Dijk USA rank 18 are the best US team, Christopher Jakob Megaffin/John Alexander Sapp CAN are 73rd among 111 teams.
All ranking lists and the daily report.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   
The Laser-Radial-Youth-Worlds 2014 began yesterday in Poland with two races, with Vladimir Evfimyevskiy RUS and the ISAF Youth Sailing World Champion Joel Rodriguez ESP on rank one at equal points in the Boys category. Quentin Swaelen BEL follows one point behind on rank 3. Adam Wolnikowski USA follows on rank 140 among the 159 participants.
Olivia Bergström SWE, ranks 1 and 2, is the first leader in the Girls category. Agnieszka Dubiel POL and Louis Cervera FRA follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists and the videos.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   
Moderate conditions prevailed on day 2 of the Laser 4.7 Youth European Championship, but the wind lasted at least for the two races scheduled by fleet. Alejandro Bethancourt ESP proofs to be a class of his own winning both heats yesterday, leading overall in the Boys category with a 10 points' advance already. Emil Toblini ITA follows on rank 2, Martin Mikkola FIN is 3rd and at the same time best U16 helmsman. 178 participants.
Odile Van Aanholt NED defended her lead in the Girls, ahead of Nicole Hemerick IRL and Jara Seide GER both new on the ranks 2 and 3. 95 participants.
All ranking lists, die event website and the event facebook page with photos.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   
The 29er World Championship start on Lake Ontario was wet and windy yesterday. Pouring rain and a 20-25 kn breeze challenged the 94 teams during the whole day. All groups sailed four races each. Kurt Hansen/Harry Morton AUS proofed to be the big-breeze specialists winning all four races of their group and clearly leading overall. Brice Yrieix/Loïc Fischer FRA and Tania Bonilla/Marc Chapon ESP follow on the ranks 2 and 3. The ranking list and the event website.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   
The seabreeze did not show up on the opening day of the Contender European Championship on the Baltic Sea, and the 103 participants from 10 nations and 3 continents waited in vain. Favorites for the title will be this year again the German, Danish, Italian and Australian cracks. N. Smith CAN is the only North American. The event website and the Twitter news of the day.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   
An exceptional duel is taking place these days at the Norvegian Coast with a team from Renault and one from Helly-Hansen competing. A Renault Captur car is racing on the crooked coast road along the Norvegian Fjords, while the Helly Hansen Team is sailing North on a Yacht. In between, agility competitions are organised. Here the presentation video. The Renault-Captur-Facebook-Page informs on the interim's standings of the competition.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
After the Protos, the first Series Minis have reached Horta/Acores POR yesterday evening finishing leg 1 of the France-Acores-France Regatta. The final approach brought Jonas Geerkens BEL on rank 1 crossing the finish line 50 minutes ahead of Damien Audrain FRA, while François Jambou FRA on 3rd arrived another hour later. Seven of the 22 Series Minis and 7 of the 11 Protos have arrived up to now.
The race viewer, the reports and the event website.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
Top conditions prevailed in the bay of Sotovento with a 25-35 kn breeze, and the Men's Slalom competition continued with three more runs. Antoine Albeau FRA was twice on top and moved on rank 1 interim's overall. Pascal Toselli FRA and Pierre Mortefon FRA follow behind. 57 participants. Report, photos and videos as always on the PWA-website.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
Only one day after closing the 2014 Tour-de-France à la Voile, the organising authority of the competition announced a major change in the concept of the Tour. Trimarans shall be used, and the recently announced Diam-24-trimaran has been selected. The main objective is cost reduction and increased spectacle to attract again more participants. This year, only 9 teams were present, not to compare with the high times of the Tour with 30 boats plus. The report.
Top News – Monday, July 28, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014   
Summery temperatures and light winds prevailee on to opening day of the Laser 4.7 European Youth Championship 2014 in Norvay. Only around 18 hrs CET - the long Nordic summer day enable it - a first race was started and finished successfully.
The Girls were sailing in two groups and the winners were Tamar Ben David ISR and Odile Van Aanholt NED, followed on rank 2 by Asya Luvisetto SUI and Zuzanna Walecka POL, both second in their groups.
The large Boys fleet has been split in three groups. Nitai Dinte ISR, Damian Kosmalski POL and Alejandro Bethancourt ESP were the race winners taking the overall lead jointly.
The event website with all ranking lists.
Monday, July 28, 2014   
The 420 World Championship 2014 begins in Travemünde GER today by noon with the first races most probably sailed in light winds. Boys (111 teams) and Girls (82 Teams) sail 6 Qualification Series races each in two group, to be split in Gold and Silver fleets for the Final Series. Here the entry lists. North America is represented by seven USA Boys and four USA Girls teams as well as a CAN Boys team
Yesterday, the Practice Race and th Opening Ceremony was on the program.
The report.
Monday, July 28, 2014   
No wind on the last day of the Tornado Europeans in Travemünde and the Saturday results became final. European Champions are Iordanis Paschalidis/Konstantinos Trigonis GRE, who dominated during the fresh wind races at the beginning of the event. Roland + Nahid Gäbler GER earned Silver, Martin Rusterholz/Marc Bauer SUI Bronze. 25 teams from 9 nations participated. The ranking list and the final report.
Monday, July 28, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
As expected, Giancarlo Pedote ITA on his Proto Mini crossed the finish line of the leg 1 from the Sables FRA to Horta POR on the Acores as first, 8 hours ahead of Michele Zambelli ITA. Nicolas Boidevezi FRA finished 3rd during the past night. The rest of the fleet is still underway.
A tight finish can be expected in the Series Minis, where - 30 miles before the arrival - Damien Audrain FRA leads 1,8 miles ahead of Jonas Gerkens NED.
The race viewer, the reports and the event website.
Monday, July 28, 2014   (Image © Erik Lahteenmaki)
After some delay waiting for sufficient wind, the Finals of the inaugural ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship (U23) were sailed in Helsinki in a light wind. The favorite Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN (ISAF nbr 9 ranking) clearly defeated Sam Gilmour AUS with a 3-0 score. Winner in the Petite Final was Nevin Snow USA with a 2-0 victory over Pierre Quiroga FRA. The report.
Monday, July 28, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
Perfect 18-25 kn wind conditions prevailed yesterday on Fuerteventura/Canaries ESP for the PWA Slalom- and Wave-Worldcup races. After four Slalom heats, the leader is Pascal Toselli FRA ahead of Antoine Albeau FRA. All other details on the PWA website.
Monday, July 28, 2014   
The wind was very light on the last day of the 2014 Travemünde Week, and only the Nacra 17 succeeded to finish a race at their German Championship with Finn Heeg/Merle Baars GER as winners. All other results can be found at the Live-Center. Check also the final report for some more details.
Top News – Sunday, July 27, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
Now it is the Laser Radial Youths sailors' turn to sail their Championship after the Men's Radial Worlds last week at Dziwnow POL. 167 'Boys' from 34 nations and 4 contintents, as well as 82 'Girls' from 27 nations are finally on the list of participants. Adam Wolnikowski USA is the only North-American. and
The event website.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
The wind decreased after two fresh wind days on the Bay of Lübeck for the first time yesterday, but nevertheless, three light-wind races were completed.
With the day ranks 1/1/2, Roland + Nahid Gäbler GER reduced the gap on the leading Paschalidis/Trigonis GRE to 5 points. Martin Rusterholz/Marc Bauer SUI follow with a 10 points' advance on rank 3, a difference to keep under control in today's last two races.
The ranking list and the daily report.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
With the win of the last transfer race from Hyères to Nice, the Tour-de-France 2014 final victory of 'Courrier Dunkerque' was firm already before the last two short race off Nice. 'Oman Sail' with Sydney Gavignet FRA finished 3rd behind 'Groupama' with Franck Cammas/Fabien Henry FRA. 'Ville de Genève' with Nicolas Groux/Loïc Forestier SUI remained on the 6th place. The Belgium/Swiss 'Brussels-Bienne Voile' team was without any chances on the 9th and last place.
The final rankings, the report and the videos.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
The light winds on the last day caused a change on top of the rankings as the clear leader during the week Jamin Maarten NED and his team had a bad day (10/11) and were replaced on rank 1 by the defending champion Jan Haven NED. Gietma Lieuwe NED completed the triple Dutch victory. The final rankings and the daily report.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
After a week underway, the first boats are now approaching the port of call Horta on the Acores. Giancarlo Pedote ITA, leader of the Protos, had 110 miles to sail this morning, and he will arrive during this evening. His fiercest opponent Davy Beaudart FRA on 'Cultisol', also a round-bow design, suffered an average yesterday and ask Race Management for support. Whether he dismasted is not yet known, as the the solo Mini650s are not allowed to use a radio connection.
The leading trio in the Series Minis is still sailing closely together at a distance of 5 miles, with new Damien Audrain FRA on rank 1.
The race viewer and the Event-Website.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN, Sam Gilmour AUS, Pierre Quiroga FRA and Nevin Snow USA qualified for the Semi Finals in yesterday's Quarter Finals. The first two rounds have aready been sailed with the favorite Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN ahead of Pierre Quiroga FRA 2-0, and Sam Gilmour AUS also 2-0 in front against Nevin Snow USA. Today will be the cruical day. The report.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
The wind was too light and unconstant yesterday at th Techno 291 Worlds to sail the planned races. The final decisions will therefore be made at today's races in all categories. The event website.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
Tomorrow Monday, the first races of the 470 Master Cup, the unofficial World Championship for 470 (age 40 plus) veterans will be started at Oberhofen/Lake Thoune, and today, a tune-up race will be organised. The bad weather disturbed the thermal breeze considerably during the past days, and the wind situation will remain difficult in the coming days. 54 teams from 10 nations are on the entry list. The event website.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
After 7 days with perfect sailing conditions - sun and a fresh breeze - the wind slackened for the first time yesterday. A number of classes terminated their regattas before the official final day of the event today.
The O'pen BIC crowned their World Champions in the categories U13, U16 and U19, Wolfgang Hunger/Julien Kleinert GER finished once more as German 5o5 champions, Truswell/Pascoe GBR finished as European Champions in the 14-Footers.
All results can be found on the Live-Center page. Read also the daily report for more details.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
No wind on the last day of the OK European Championship on the Steinhuder Meer either, and the interim's leader Jorgen Svendsen DEN was declared OK Champion, his first title. Andre Budzien GER and Bo Petersen DEN complete the podium. The results and the event-facebook-Seite.
Top News – Saturday, July 26, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt)
Contrary to the wind forecast for the last day of the Moth Worlds at Hayling Island GBR, the breeze was perfect with 12-16 kn, the best day of the week, allowing to complete 4 races.
Finishing 4/4/2/1, Nathan Outteridge AUS defended the first place and added the second Moth World Champion's title to his impressive collection of international triumphs. Chris Rashley GBR is 2nd 10 points behind, Josh McKnight AUS is 3rd. On the first 14 positions are Australian and English helmsmen only, among them the 49er crack Dylan Fletcher GBR (rank 8), the 2008 Laser Olympic Champion Paul Goodison (rank 12) or the America's Cup Luna-Rossa helmsman Chris Draper GBR. Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI on rank 15 and Chris Rast SUI as 16th are the best from another nation. 133 participants from 18 nations were present.
The report with results and the video of the day.
Saturday, July 26, 2014   
The Laser Radial Men's World Championship 2014 in Poland ended yesterday with two races sailed in a 12 kn breeze. The leading Jonasz Stelmaszyk POL controlled his last opponent Marcin Rudawski POL during the races and secured the European's Champion title with a 6 points' advance. The Bronze medal went to William de Smet BEL closely followed by Tristan Brown AUS.
The finalr rankings and the report.
Next Monday, the Laser Radial Youth Championship 2014 will begin at the same venue. 167 Radial-Boys from 31 nations and 87 Radial Girls from 27 nations are on the entry lists.
Saturday, July 26, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
The Dutch festival continued on the fourth day of the Yngling World Championship in Travemünde GER and all medals will go to Netherlands teams. Jamin Maarten NED remains on top 3 points ahead of Jan Haven NED, and another 3 points ahead of Lieuwe Gietma NED before the last races today.
The results and the daily report.
Saturday, July 26, 2014   
All age categories sailed three races on the windiest day of the Techno Worlds so far with 15 kn. The leading groups are very close in most of the fleets before the last races today, and the decisions for the medals will fall today. The exception is Grigia Speciale ITA winner of 7 of the 9 races in the U15-Girls and leading with 20 points on Shira Benbenisti ISR. Tom Arnoux FRA is first in the U15-Boys, Lucie Pianazza FRA is on top of the U17-Girls while Carlo Ciabatti ITA leads in the U17-Boys.
The event website.
Saturday, July 26, 2014   
The unusual weather situation on the English South Coast continued on the last day of the 6 mIJ Europeans with much sun but no wind, and no more racing was possible. With only 3 completed races, the European Championship 2014 could not be validated and no champion crowned.
The report and the ranking lists.
Top News – Friday, July 25, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt)
Moderate conditions - 8-13 kn breeze - prevailed on the second-last day of the Moth Europeans at Hayling Island, just enough for most pilots to foil. Four races were sailed and Nathan Outteridge AUS moved up on top with the day ranks 2/1/2/2 two points ahead of Chris Rashley GBR. Eight points behind Outteridge AUS, his Australian team mate Josh McKnight AUS has still chances for the title. The next chaser Scott Babbage AUS on rank 4 is already 27 points behind. The ranks 1 to 12 go to GBR and AUS sailors, and Chris Rast USA/SUI 13th and one point behind Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI are the first from other nations. Brad Funk USA is 17th.
The report, the results and the video of the day.
Friday, July 25, 2014   
Jonasz Stelmaszyk POL stayed on top of the rankings after 8 heats inspite of a disqualification yesterday, but Marcin Rudawski POL on rank 2 is only one point behind. These two will duel for the title in the last races today, as the 3rd-ranked Tadeusz Kubiak POL is already 16 points back. Andrew Puopulo USA is 15th.
The ranking list and the event website.
Friday, July 25, 2014   
The perfect conditions at Travemünde with sun and a fresh East wind stayed on yesterday for the first three races of the Tornado European Championship. The performance level of the leading teams seems clear with Paschalidis/Trigonis GRE leading with the race ranks 1/1/1 ahead of Roland + Nahid Gäbler GER (2/2/2) and Martin Rusterholz/Marc Baier SUI (3/3/3). 20 teams from 9 nations participate. The daily report and the ranking list.
Friday, July 25, 2014   (Image © Erik Lahteenmaki)
13 matches of the ISAF Youth Matchracing Worlds were sailed yesterday in Helsinki with sun and warm temperatures. Leaders after two-third of the Round Robin are Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN and Sam Gilmour AUS with 8-2 w/l. Nevin Snow USA (8-3) and Mark Lees GBR (7-2) follow behind.
The report with rankings.
Friday, July 25, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
Two short races in the Bay of Hyères were on the program yesterday before the 9 M34 yacht started to the last 100 miles' conveyance race to Nice yesterday evening. Ranks 4 and 6 were good enough for the leading 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA to earn another advantage point on 'Groupama' (Franck Cammas FRA). It remains to be seen in the final race to Nice, whether the 8 points' lead is sufficient for the overall victory.
The results, the daily report and the video of the day.
Friday, July 25, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
A low-wind high pressure area has considerably slowed down the 34 Minis in their race to the Acores. Giancarlo Pedote ITA succeeded nevertheless to extend his lead on Davy Beaudart FRA in the Protos to 37 miles until yesterday evening. The new leader in the Series-Minis is Tanguy Le Turquais FRA, closely followed by Damien Cloarec FRA and Jonas Geerkens NED.
The daily report and the race viewer.
Friday, July 25, 2014   
Yesterday was the final day of the 29er North American Open, wrapping up four days of strong competition between 69 boats from 10 countries. Competitors were competing for the North American, United States and Canadian Championships. The gold fleet was only able to complete one race, with the silver fleet not completing any. Kurt Hansen/Harry Morgan AUS won the Open Championship in a convincing way, the US title went to Max Brill7Malcom Zach USA, best Canadiens were Lloyd Lyall/Andrew Moreno CAN on 4th. Read the full report and see the complete results.
Friday, July 25, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
The Kiteboarding Grand Slam on Fuerteventura ESP ended yesterday with the Freestyle Double Elimination and two Slalom runs.
Gisela Pulido ESP succeeded to defeat the leading Karolina Winkowska POL twice taking the overall Freestyle victory. Annelous Lammerts NED won the Slalom ahead of Bibiana Magaij SVK 2nd and Manuela Jungo SUI 3rd, her first podium.
Winners in the men's category were Julien Kerneur FRA Slalom, and Liam Whaley ESP Freestyle.
The report with rankings.
Friday, July 25, 2014   
Lay day for the 40 Yngling teams at the World Championship in Travemünde GER yesterday. After 5 races, Jamin Maarten NED as best of a strong Dutch team is on a solid path to the title.
The ranking list and the daily report.
Friday, July 25, 2014   
The missing wind delayed again racing at the 6 mIJ Europeans off Falmouth, and only at 17.30 hrs, the only race of the day could be started.
Winners in the two categories were Peter Andreae GBR in the Classics and Bertie Bicket GBR in the Modernes. Overall firsts after three races are Paul Smith GBR (Modernes) and Andy Postle GBR (Classics). Two races must be completed today to validate the European Championship.
The results and the news.