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Top News – Friday, July 1, 2016
Friday, July 1, 2016   

Optimist - World Championship 2016 - Vilamoura POR - Final results - Max Wallenberg SUI World Champion, excellent USA Team

 Optimist - World Championship 2016 - Vilamoura POR - Final results - Max Wallenberg SUI World Champion, excellent USA Team Only one of the two planned races was sailed at the Optimist World Championship 2016 in Vilamoura POR. The leader Mathias Barthet NOR was out right after the start with a premature disqualification. Max Wallenberg SUI, member of the Youth Squad of the Société Nautique Geneva (two times America's Cup Winner), finished on rank 2 and is the superior winner of the title ! Congratulation ! After Nicolas Rolaz SUI two years ago, Switzerland celebrates again a World Champion in the most important youth class of sailing.
Victoria Schultheis MLT as 20th is the best-ranked girl, winning the female gender title.
Excellent performance by the USA Optimist Team with three top-ten finishers: Justin Callaghan USA is 8th, Thomas Hall USA 9thz and Rodgers Zane USA 10th.
The final ranking list and the event website with first comments.
Friday, July 1, 2016   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - World Championship 2016 - Vilamoura POR - Day 5 - excellent performance by US Team

 Optimist - World Championship 2016 - Vilamoura POR - Day 5 - excellent performance by US Team The Optimist World Championship continued yesterday with two Final Series races sailed in a well-established seabreeze. With the day ranks 1 and 2, Max Wallenberg SUI was again the best of the day in the Goldfleet, advanced on rank 3 reducing the backlog to the leader Mathias Berthet NOR on 3 points. This duo will fight for the title in today's final races, as the 3rd-ranked Muhamad Fauzi Kaman Shah MAS is already 32 points back. The best ranked North Americans sailing in the Goldfleet are Justin Callaghan USA on 4th, Thomas Hall USA on 8th, Rodgers Zane USA on 13th, Sebastian Riquelme MEX on 34th, Samuel Bruce USA on 40th and Iker Loza Ramirez MEX on 60th.
The ranking list and the event facebook page.
The two final races today can be followed live beginning on 11h UTC over GPS tracking.
Friday, July 1, 2016   (Image © Suellen Hurling)

18-Footer - Mark Foy Trophy - Auckland NZL - Day 4, Hamlin USA 3rd

 18-Footer - Mark Foy Trophy - Auckland NZL - Day 4, Hamlin USA 3rd The Mark Foy Trophy in Auckland continued yesterday after the lay day with a long-distance race in very light winds. After numerous leader changes, the overall leader 'Yamaha' with David McDiarmid NZL had finally the upper hand. With this victory, she extended her lead on 'Thurlow Fisher Lawyers' on 10 points. 'Harken' of Howie Hamlin USA is now 3rd. The results and the daily news with pictures and the video of the day.
Friday, July 1, 2016   

Match Racing - Womens International Match Racing - Helsinki FIN - Day 3

 Match Racing - Womens International Match Racing - Helsinki FIN - Day 3 The Round Robin of the Women's International Match Race in Helsinki FIN was concluded yesterday and the Quarter Finals have been sailed as well. The pairings of today's Semi Finals are Renée Groenveld NED, winner of the Round Robin, vs Pauline Courtois FRA and Camilla Ulrikkeholm DEN vs Anna Östling SWE. The report.
Friday, July 1, 2016   

TP52 - Super Series 2016, Act 2 - Costa Smeralda ITA - Day 3, 'Quantum' USA leads

 TP52 - Super Series 2016, Act 2 - Costa Smeralda ITA - Day 3, 'Quantum' USA leads The second Act of the TP52 Super Series 2016 at the Costa Smeralda ITA continued yesterday with a long-distance and a short race. With a race win, 'Quantum' with Dalton De Vos USA and Terry Hutchinson USA, tactics, extended her lead on 'Ran' (Niklas Zennström SWE/Morgan Larson USA) to 2 points. The report with results.
 
Top News – Thursday, June 30, 2016
Thursday, June 30, 2016   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - World Championship 2016 - Vilamoura POR - Day 4, Callaghan USA wins a Final race

 Optimist - World Championship 2016 - Vilamoura POR - Day 4, Callaghan USA wins a Final race Moderate winds prevailed again on the first day of the Final Series with the fleet split in Gold, Silver, ..... and two race were completed.
Max Wallenberg SUI finished 27th and 14th and lost the overall lead. Matthias Berthet NOR is the new leader 7 points ahead of Muhamad Fauzi Kavan Shah MAS and 10 points ahead of Max Wallenberg SUI. Adrian Surroca GER on the 4th place is also a candidate for a medal. The best ranked North Americans sailing in the Goldfleet are Justin Callaghan USA on 7th (with a race win), Rodgers Zane USA on 16th, Sebastian Riquelme MEX on 21st, Thomas Hall USA on 23rd, Samuel Bruce USA on 57th and Iker Loza Ramirez MEX on 58th.
The results and the event facebook page.
Thursday, June 30, 2016   (Image © Suellen Hurling)

18-Footer - Mark Foy Trophy - Auckland NZL - Day 3, Hamlin USA 5th

 18-Footer - Mark Foy Trophy - Auckland NZL - Day 3, Hamlin USA 5th Lay day yesterday in Auckland after 6 races sailed during the first two days of the Mark Foy Trophy, the most important 18-footer event outside Australia. David McDiarmid NZL with his 'Yamaha' team leads 2 points ahead of Michael Coxon AUS ('Thurlow Fisher Lawyers'). Howie Hamlin USA is on rank 5. The ranking list.
Racing is already underway and the results will be available during the morning on the event website.
Thursday, June 30, 2016   

Match Racing - Womens International Match Racing - Helsinki FIN - Day 2

 Match Racing - Womens International Match Racing - Helsinki FIN - Day 2 The Round Robin of the Women's Matchrace in Helsinki continued yesterday. Winning the duel with the so far undefeated Camilla Ulrikkeholm DEN, Renée Groenveld NED moved on top of the results table not very explicit with the unbalanced number of races. Behind Groenveld NED (9-1) follow Anna Östling SWE (7-1) and Camilla Ulrikkeholm DEN (6-1). The report with results.
Thursday, June 30, 2016   

Moth - European Championship 2016 - Maubuisson FRA - The video

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Last week, we reported daily on the Moth European Championship in Maubuisson FRA. Now, a video summary has been published, as always with the attractive Foilers very entertaining. The video.
 
Top News – Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - World Championship 2016 - Vilamoura POR - Day 3 - Justin Callahan USA 14th

 Optimist - World Championship 2016 - Vilamoura POR - Day 3 - Justin Callahan USA 14th Light winds with a big swell and currents prevailed on the third day of the Optimist World Championship 2016 in the South of Portugal, and the four Groups completed two races each. Max Wallenberg SUI remained on top overall with the day ranks 3 and 9, but Daniel Hung SIN on the 2nd place is only one point, Daniel Videla ARG as 3rd 2 points behind the Swiss. The best ranked North Americans are Justin Callaghan USA on 14th, Rodgers Zane USA on 16th, Thomas Hall USA on 28th, Samuel Bruce USA on 38th, Sebastian Riquelme MEX on 55th, Iker Loza Ramirez MEX on 61st and Eric Omielan CAN on 139th.
The results and the reports.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016   (Image © Suellen Hurling)

18-Footer - Mark Foy Trophy - Auckland NZL - Day 2, Howie Hamlin USA 5th

 18-Footer - Mark Foy Trophy - Auckland NZL - Day 2, Howie Hamlin USA 5th Perfect skiff conditions with a 12-15 kn breeze prevailed on the second day of the Mark-Foy-Trophy in Auckland and another three races have been completed. 'Yamaha' with David McDiarmid NZL replaced the leading 'Thurlow Fischer Lawyers' (Michael Coxon AUS) on top with two race wins. 'Smeg' (Micah Lane AUS) on rank 3 is already 10 points behind. Howie Hamlin USA is 5th.
The results and the news with video.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016   

Match Racing - Womens International Match Racing - Helsinki FIN - Day 1

 Match Racing - Womens International Match Racing - Helsinki FIN - Day 1 Sun and a 10-12 kn wind prevailed yesterday in Helsinki during the first Round Robin races of Act 1 of the Womens International Match Racing Series. Five matches have been completed and Camilla Ulrikkeholm DEN is the only undefeated with a 5-0 score. With 4-1 follow Renée Groenveld NED, Pauline Courtois FRA, Caroline Sylvan SWE and Anna Östling SWE. The news with results.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016   

The World Sailing Show - June 2016

 The World Sailing Show - June 2016 Yesterday, World Sailing published the June edition of the World Sailing Show video with the highlights of the June regattas.
 
Top News – Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - World Championship 2016 - Vilamoura POR - Day 2, Sam Bruce USA 15th

 Optimist - World Championship 2016 - Vilamoura POR - Day 2, Sam Bruce USA 15th The Optimist World Championship 2016 continued yesterday with two races for three of the four Groups. Only the Green-Fleet completed only one race. The overall rankings consider therefore only the first race of the day, where Max Wallenberg SUI finished 4th and defended the overall lead. Winning the second race of the day, his first position will be uncontested, but only one points behind are Muhammad Fauzi Kaman Shah MAS and Daniel Hung SIN tied on rank 2. The best ranked North Americans are Samuel Bruce USA on rank 15, Rodgers Zane USA on 23rd, Sebastian Riquelme MEX on 25th, Thomas Hall USA on 27th, Justin Callaghan USA on 34th, Iker Loza Ramirez MEX on 57th and Eric Omielan CAN on 121st.
The ranking list and the event website.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016   (Image © Suellen Hurling)

18-Footer - Mark Foy Trophy - Auckland NZL - Day 1

 18-Footer - Mark Foy Trophy - Auckland NZL - Day 1 Since yesterday, the Mark Foy-Trophy in Auckland NZL, the most important 18-footer regatta outside Australia, has been underway with three races sailed. Michael Coxon AUS and his 'Thurlow Fisher Lawyers' team have taken the lead with two bullets.
The news.
 
Top News – Monday, June 27, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016   

Optimist - World Championship 2016 - Vilamoura POR - Day 1 - Max Wallenberg SUI first leader ! Good USA results.

 Optimist - World Championship 2016 - Vilamoura POR - Day 1 - Max Wallenberg SUI first leader ! Good USA results. The Optimist World Championship 2015 began yesterday in southern Portugal with 255 participants from 58 nations and 5 continents, once more one of the biggest international sports events ! The fleet, split in four Groups, completed two races each.
Winning both heats in his Group, Max Wallenberg SUI has taken the overall lead ahead of Roko Mohr GER (3/1) and Adrian Surroca GER (1/4), as the leader Wallenberg member of the Societe Nautique of Geneva (two times America's Cup winner) Optimist Squad !
Excellent first day for the USA Optimist Team with Samuel Bruce on rank 18, Thomas Hall on 19, Rodgers Zane on 21st and Justin Callaghan on 27th. Iker Loza Ramirez MEX is 57th, Eric Omielan CAN 127th.
The ranking list and the event website.
Racing can be followed daily live over GPS-Tracking.
Monday, June 27, 2016   

470 - Junior World Championship 2016 - Kiel GER - Final results

 470 - Junior World Championship 2016 - Kiel GER - Final results The 470 Junior World Championship in Kiel ended yesterday with the Medal Races.
Keiju Okada/Naoya Kimura JPN grasped the title in the 470 men with an attack on the final downwind leg to the finish. David and Alex Charles ESP as Medal Race winner remained only 3 points behind the Japanese on rank 2. Bronze went to Japan as well .... the Olympics 2020 will be in Japan .... with Taichi Takayama/Akira Takayanagi JPN removing the defending Champions Pirouelle/Sipan FRA from the podium.
Superior winners in the 470 women are Silvia Depares/Paula Martin ESP with a 22 points' advantage on Marina Lefort/Lara Granier FRA who had the upper hand on Maria Bozi/Rafailina Klonaridou GRE in the duel for Silver and Bronze. Frederike Loewe/Anna Markfort GER on 4th missed the podium by 2 points only.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, June 27, 2016   

Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Cowes GBR - Leg 2 - Day 1

 Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Cowes GBR - Leg 2 - Day 1 Yesterday, the start to the 2nd leg of the 'Solitaire du Figaro' was given in Cowes GBR, leading over 440 miles via the Runnel Stone at the south-west point of England across Biscay Bay to Cape Finisterre on the north-west point of Spain and on to the port of call Paimpol ESP. The closely packed fleet was sailing upwind this morning in an 18 kn wind near the English South Coast direction West. Gildas Morvan FRA was in the lead this morning 0,7 miles ahead of Yoann Richomme FRA and 1,1 miles is the backlog of Charlie Dalin FRA on rank 3.
The race tracker, the news and the
videos
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Monday, June 27, 2016   

J/70 - European Championship 2016 - Kiel GER - Final results

 J/70 - European Championship 2016 - Kiel GER - Final results The J/70 European Championship on Kiel Bay ended yesterday with a surprise winner, as Silvia Rossi ITA, having started sailing three years ago, grasped the title thanks to a perfect experienced crew and a row of top results. Even three race wins by Stefano Roberti MON in the last races yesterday were not good enough to catch the leading Italian women. Bronze went to Gonzalo Araujo ESP. 91 participants. The final ranking list and the report.
Monday, June 27, 2016   

Olympic Classes - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Final results, Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA first in the 420s

 Olympic Classes - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Final results, Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA first in the 420s Yesterday, Part II of the Medal Races ended with the Medal Races.
Undefeated for four years in the 49ers, Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL have added another victory to their palmares. In absence of the top teams, Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER grasped rank 1 in the 49ersFX. The superior winners in the 470s - men and women sailing in one fleet for lack of participants - were Ferdinand Gerz/Oliver Szymanski GER. In the Finns, Philipp Kasueske GER finished first ahead of Ivan Kljakovic CRO and Peter Kohlhoff/Carolina Werner GER won in the small 6-boats' Nacra 17 fleet.
In addition to the Olympic Classes, a number of international classes sailed in Part II as well. As always, the 420s were present with an impressive international 162 boats' fleet. Winners after 9 heats were Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA ahead of Jan and Lea Borbet GER. Italians dominated the Melges 24 with Andrea Pozzi ITA 1st and Andrea Rachelli ITA 2nd.
All other ranking lists and the reports.
Monday, June 27, 2016   

Laser - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Final results

 Laser - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Final results The two Laser Classes concluded the 2016 Kiel Week with the Medal Races yesterday.
The German Olympian Philipp Buhl GER dominated the Lasers Standard with a considerable advantage on Giovanni Coccoluto ITA and Sergei Komissarov RUS. Finishing last in the Medal Race, Tiril Hardtved-Bue NOR kept nevertheless rank 1 in the Lasers Radial ahead of Monika Mikkola FIN and Svenja Weger GER.
All ranking lists and the reports.
Monday, June 27, 2016   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series - Act 3 - Cardiff GBR - Final results, Morgan Larson USA 1st and overall Series leader

 GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series - Act 3 - Cardiff GBR - Final results, Morgan Larson USA 1st and overall Series leader An excellent last day at Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff with the ranks 2/1/2/2 was not enough for Roman Hagara AUT and his 'Red Bull Sailing Team' to replace the dominating Morgan Larson USA with his 'Oman Air' team on top. The Omanis celebrated their second event win after Act 1 in Oman with a 6 points' advantage on the Austrians. Jes Gram-Hansen DEN finished with his best result of the season occupying rank 3 overall 4 points ahead of Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI on 'Alinghi'.
The report with results.
'Oman Air' extended her lead in the overall rankings on 3 points. 'Red Bull' on rank 2 is 2 points ahead of 'Alinghi' on 3rd. The event website.
Monday, June 27, 2016   (Image © Andrea Pisapia)

M32-Catamaran - Mediterranean Series - Act 1 - Porto Venere ITA - Final results

 M32-Catamaran - Mediterranean Series - Act 1 - Porto Venere ITA - Final results Apparently, there was no sailing on the last day of Round 1 of the M32 catamaran Mediterranean Sailing Series in Porto Venere ITA, as no result information has been communicated. Therefore, Richard Davies SUI (with Chris Rast SUI and Manuel Modena ITA) finished first in their intial race in the M32 class. Riccardo Simoneschi ITA - a newcomer as well - and Guido Miani MON occupy the ranks 2 and 3.
The ranking list and the event website.
Monday, June 27, 2016   

Finn - Schweizermeisterschaft 2016 - Thunersee YC - Final results

 Finn - Schweizermeisterschaft 2016 - Thunersee YC - Final results The variable weather affected the 2015 Finn Swiss Championship on Lake Thoune, as only on the first day, the well-known thermal breeze was present. Yesterday too, the wind was not solid enough to start more races, but nevertheless, the Championship is valid with 4 races completed.
Finn Swiss Champion with the brilliant ranks 1/2/3/1 is the youngest sailor in the fleet Nils Theuninck CNP/GYC, member of the Swiss Laser Team, in his second Finn regatta. The most cited favorite Michael Maier CZE - four times Olympian and America's Cup crew - is 2nd, the local favorite Christoph Burger SUI/TYC is 3rd. 81 participants from 7 nations were present.
The final ranking list and the report.
Monday, June 27, 2016   

Tornado - European Championship 2016 - Cesenatico ITA - Final results - Bronze für Steiner/Steiner SUI

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The Tornado European Championship 2016 off the Italian Adriatic Coast, mostly sailed in light winds, ended yesterday with two races. In the duel for the title, Nikolas Mavros/Alexandros Tagaropoulos GRE had the upper hand on Maria Tsaosidou/Marc Baier GER with a 6 points' advantage. The fight for Bronze went in favour of Marcel and Jörg Steiner SUI as best of the day (1/3) grasping Bronze ahead of Dietmar and Silvia Salzmann AUT now on 4th. Laurent Béguelin/Frédéric Mottier SUI finished the Championship on rank 15 among the 25 teams. The ranking list and the event website with videos.
Monday, June 27, 2016   

6mJI, 8mJI, Traditions - Classic Sailing Week - SN Genève - Final Results

The SN Geneva Classic Week began last Friday and until Sunday, all three classes completed 7 race each.
Nicolas Berthoud SNG won in the 6 mIJ ahead of Philippe Durr CNV on 'Astrée'. The best 8 mIJ was 'Carron II' of Angelo Mazzarella ITA ahead of 'Catina' with Fred Meyer. Winner in the Traditions was 'Frelon 1920' with Philippe Kolly ahead of 'Endrick' with Benoit de Gorski.
All ranking lists and the event website.
 
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