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Top News – Friday, August 26, 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016   

Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 1

 Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 1 Sun and a 10-14 kn breeze made the first day of the Melges 20 World Championship at the Tuscany Coast a success, allowing to complete three good races. Michael Illbruck GER (with John Kostecki USA as tactician) won two and took the overall lead, 4 points ahead of Drew Freides USA (Morgan Reeser USA) on 2nd and Achille Onorato ITA (Cameron Appleton NZL) on 3rd.
The results and the daily news.
Friday, August 26, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 4

The 5.5 m Worlds continued yesterday with two races sailed in moderate winds. The defending champion and interim's leader Kristian Nergaard NOR had not his best day and the outcome of the Championship is again fully open. The best of the day Bo Selko DEN and his team advanced on rank 2, only 4 points behind Nergaard. Henrik Lundberg FIN is new on rank 3. Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI - here his report) is only one point behind with good chances on a Medal as well. Jürg Menzi SUI winning a race yesterday reducing the gap on rank 3 to 4 points can also still hope for a place on the podium.
The results.
 
Top News – Thursday, August 25, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016   

Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 2

 Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 2 Due to the very hot weather yesterday - and today should be the same - the thermal breeze filled in only in the afternoon around 15h CET, but it stayed on longer and nevertheless, two races could be completed.
Eric Monnin SUI defended the overall lead with the day ranks 1 and 4. As a number of protests have not been deliberated yet, Race Management decided to not post a preliminary ranking list. It should follow during the morning on the event website.
The event facebook page.
Thursday, August 25, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Kopenhagen DEN - Day 3

 5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Kopenhagen DEN - Day 3 The 5.5 m World Championship continued yesterday in a moderate 5-10 kn breeze.
Kristian Nergaard NOR defended his lead with the day ranks 2 and 5 and is now on top of the rankings with an 11 points' advantage on Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI). See Chris' short report). With a race win, Arend-Jan Pasman NED moved up on rank 3. Jürg Menzi SUI as best of the Swiss delegation had his best day and is now on rank 6 overall.
The results.
Thursday, August 25, 2016   

IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 4

 IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 4 The light winds are dominating on the Mediterranean Sea. After four race days, only 22 teams have reached Monte Carlo. We informed yesterday on the victory of 'Rambler'. Here the ranking list. 35 teams are still underway and the backmarkers will probably arrive in about 3 days only.
The race viewer and the daily news.
 
Top News – Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 2

 5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 2 Variable light winds challenged the teams at the 5.5 m Worlds in Copenhagen, and some of the favorites had some bad races. With the day ranks 3 and 5, the defending Champion Kristian Nergaard NOR extended his lead. The second-ranked Hans-Peter Schmid SUI - yesterday with a race win - is already 7 points behind. The second race win of the day went to Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI), advancing on rank 3 tied with Philipp Dürr SUI on 4th at equal points. The results and the facebook short report of Christoph Burger SUI.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016   

IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 3, Line honors for Rambler USA

 IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 3, Line honors for Rambler USA Yesterday evening around 22h CET, 'Rambler' of George David USA with Brad Butterworth NZL took the line honours at Monaco. The mostly ligh winds - only in the Bonifacio Strait, the breeze was up to 25 kn - did not allow a new record time. 'Wild Joe' of Martin Josza HUN on rank 2 arrived with a 4 hours' backlog. The following teams have been 20 miles before the finish line this morning at press deadline. auf Rang 2.
The race viewer with ranking lists and the daily news.
 
Top News – Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 1

 5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 1 Moderate but very shifty winds prevailed yesterday in Copenhagen at the 5.5 m World Championship. One race has been completed with the defending Champion Kristian Nergaard NOR as winner ahead of Rolf Kellenberger SUI and Arend-Jan Pasman NED. On the 4th place followed Jürg Menzi SUI. 38 teams from 10 nations participated. The results and the event website.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016   

IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 2

 IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 2 The leading group among the 58 boats' fleet has passed the Bonifacio Strait between Corsica and Sardinia this morning. As expected, the big Maxis are in front with 'Rambler' of Brad Butterworth NZL as first 50 miles ahead of the Hungarian 'Wild Joe'. 'Black Pearl' follows as 3rd. The race viewer and the daily news.
 
Top News – Monday, August 22, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016   (Image © Andrea Pisapia)

M32-Catamaran - Mediterranean Series - Act 3 - Riva ITA - Final results

 M32-Catamaran - Mediterranean Series - Act 3 - Riva ITA - Final results Act 3 of the Mediterranean Sailing Series was concluded yesterday with another 8 races sailed in a moderate Ora. Jacopo Plazzi ITA realised his first M32 victory ahead of Riccardo Simoneschi ITA and Richard Davies SUI (with Chris Rast SUI). First in the Annual Rankings after 3 of the 5 planned events is Simoneschi ITA. The report with rankings.
Monday, August 22, 2016   

IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 1

 IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 1 Yesterday, the start to the offshore race Palermo-Monte Carlo was given. A record-size fleet was at the start with 57 yachts, among them 6 Maxis. As expected, the 88-foot-Maxi 'Rambler' with Brad Butterworth NZL steering took the lead. The record time is 47 hrs 45 min of the Super-Maxi 'Esimit Europa 2'. It has to be seen, whether this record will be beaten in the prevailing moderate winds around 8 kn. The report.
 
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