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Top News – Thursday, July 2, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015   
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Light to moderate winds around 7 to 10 kn too at Middlefart DEN where another three races were completed.
Andrea Rachelli ITA and his team finished three times in the top-10 and moved up on rank 1 overall. Another winner of the day was Bora Gulari USA now on the 2nd place, while Chris Rast SUI, with a race win yesterday, is now 3rd 9 points behind the leader.
The results and the daily report.
Thursday, July 2, 2015   
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The Finn Junior Worlds continued in Valencia ESP yesterday in a light seabreeze. Winners of the day were Nenand Bugarin CRO and Max Kohlhoff GER. New on top of the overall rankings is Facunda Olezza ARG, a young sailor having started Finn sailing two months ago only, delivering a constant top performance at the Finn Silver Cup so far. Luke Muller USA is on the excellent 6th place, Kyle Martin CAN is 16th. This evening, the discard result will be deducted and the overall rankings will definitely change.
The ranking list and the report.
 
Top News – Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)
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Light and shifty winds prevailed also on day 2 of the 470 European Championships in Aarhus DEN, and both fleets terminated the Qualification Series for Gold and Silver fleets.
Convincing the performance of Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA, defending their lead with the ranks 2/bfd/3. Two surprising young teams follow on the ranks 2 and 3 with Pavel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS and Tetsuya Matsunaga/Yugo Yoshida JPN. The Olympic Champions Belcher/Ryan AUS are now on rank 8. The best 30 of the fleet sail in the Goldfleet from today. Jeronimo Cervantes/Ander Belausteguigoitia MEX are 44th, Jacob + Graeme Saunders CAN 51th. The ranking list men.
Each of the two women's fleet has its dominating team: Gil Cohen/Danielle Maman ISR and Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL won a race each and are now 9 points ahead in the overall rankings. The young Japanese team Akyio Yamaguchi/Eri Hatayama JPN advanced on rank 3. Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA are 4th Sydney Bolger/Carly Sevitz USA 11th and Allie Surrette/Ali Ten Hove CAN 33rd. The ranking list women.
The official report and the event website.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015   (Image © Robert Hajduk)
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Björn Hansen SWE was flawless on day 1 and yesterday, it was the local Johnie Berntsson SWE, who enthused the public with 6 wins. Still undefeated is the World Champion Ian Williams GBR (7-0), and also 7 victories have Johnie Berntsson SWE (7-4) and Keith Swinton AUS (7-3). On a good way to the quarter finals are also Björn Hansen SWE (6-2) and Eric Monnin SUI (6-4).
The results and the daily report.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015   (Image © Pierrick Contin)
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Three races were sailed on the first day of the Melges 24 World Championship at Middelfart DEN with Martin Trcka CZE and his team as surprising leader, finishing three times in the top-10. Chris Rast USA/SUI (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christopher.rast?fref=ts) and his team are on the second place (day ranks 2/6/19). Carlo Fracassoli ITA is 3rd. Bora Gulari USA is 11th among the 95 teams.
The ranking list and the event website.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015   
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The Finn Silvercup - the Junior World Championship of the Finn Class - began yesterday in Valencia ESP with two races, both won by Ondrej Teply CZE. Stig Steinfurt DEN and Andre Hojen DEN follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Luke Muller USA is 9th, Kyle Martin CAN 20th among the 30 sailors from 17 nations.
The results, the daily report and the event website.
 
Top News – Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)
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Race day 1 at the 2015 470 European Championships got underway with sun, clouds and a shifty 5 to 12 kn initial breeze, freshening to 18 kn at the end of the day. The men's fleet sailed 2, the women's fleet 3 races, both fleets split in two Groups.
Consistent, as already during the Weymouth Worldcup last week, Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA finished twice as second of their Group and are already on top of the overall rankings of the 470 men. Gerz/Szymanski GER and Mollund/Östling SWE follow at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. Some of the favorites booked already discard-like results such as the Olympic Champions Belcher/Ryan AUS, ranks 4 and 20 resulting in a 24th place overall. The same is true for Fantela/Marenic CRO, ranks 1 and 19th as overall place. Saunders/Saunders CAN are 34th.
Outstanding in their Group were Gil Cohen/Danielle Mamman ISR, winning all the races. But Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL sailing in the other Group keeps contact with the leaders with the day ranks 1/1/2. Wegelin/McIntyre GBR follow on rank 3. Not Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA (14th) are best of the US Sailing Team after day 1, but Sydney Bolger/Carly Shevitz USA on rank 5, with a race win. Allie Surette/Ali Ten Hove CAN are 30th
The detailed report with all ranking lists.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   
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Favorable conditions prevailed yesteday at Marstrand on the Swedish West coast, where the first flights of Round 4 of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour were sailed.
The local hero and defending Stena champion Björn Hansen SWE has taken the command leading the Round Robin with a 5-1 score. With 4-2 each follow Eric Monnin SUI and Taylor Canfield ISV on rank 2. The Swiss team defeated the past World Champion in the direct duel. The only unbeaten skipper is Ian Williams GBR (3-0) on rank 4.
The report and the results.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   
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Today begins in Middelfart DEN at the East coast of Fünen the Melges 24 World Championship with a top fleet of 95 teams from 18 nations. Favorites are the strong Italian teams such as the ones from Matteo Ivaldi ITA or Carlo Fracassoli ITA. Powerful Danish teams come from the host nation Denmark with among others the past Laser and Starboat European Champion Michael Hestbaek DEN. The only non-Europeans is non other than the two-times Moth World Champion Boris Gulari USA.
The official preview and the event website.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   (Image © Maria Muina)
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The big-boat World Championship ORC-calculated began yesterday in Barcelonas with two races.
In a well-established seabreeze, Alberto Rossi ITA with his TP52 'Enfant terrible' has taken the lead in the ORC-A-rankings, one point ahead of Marco Serafini ITA also on a TP52 and in front of Jean Jacques Chaubard SUI with his GP42. 23 teams racing.
In the ORC-B-rankings (38 teams), José-Maria Meseguer ESP and Pedro Campos ESP are tied on top with their Swans 42. And also in the ORC-C-rankings (35 teams), two boats - Giuseppe Giuffre ITA (Italia 9.98F) nd Alberto Moro ESP (X-37) - share the lead.
The daily report and the videos.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   
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The Societe Nautique of Geneva is not only the home of high-tech foiling boats such as the 'Hydros' C-class cat, multihull racing on GC32s, X-treme 40s and Decision35, America's Cup challenges, Olympic classes sailing and not to forget the most active youth section, but has been involved in the design and application of International (Meter) Measurement Rules since its beginning in the early last century, resulting in the foundation of the International Yacht Racing Union IYRU in 1906 with the SNG as founding member. Meter class regattas have been held ever since at the SNG.
Yesterday, high-summery temperatures above 30°C prevailed on Lake Geneva during the first two races of the 2015 8mIJ World Championship. The forecast predicts even hotter weather during the coming days and it remains to be seen, whether a thermal breeze will build up in such an extraordinary heat for this area.
After the two races of yesterday, 'Yquem II' of Jean Fabre SUI with Jean-Marc Monnard SUI steering won both heats and leads ahead of 'Hollandia' with Tim Rootselaar NED. 24 teams from 8 nations participate. In the Neptune class of the elder 8 mIJ, 'Glana' of Jean-Claude Marchand SUI is on first.
All results (PDF) and the event website.
 
Top News – Monday, June 29, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015   
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The 470 European Championship began yesterday in Aarhus DEN with the Practice Race. 61 men's teams from 27 nations and 5 continents are on the entry list, to mention - in addition to the European favorites Fantela/Marenic CRO or Patience/Willis GBR - the Olympic Champions Belcher/Ryan AUS, the Weymouth Worldcup winners McNay/Hughes USA or Calabrese/Delafuente ARG.
Among the 46 women's teams from ... nations are the Olympic champions Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL, as well as Sophie Weguelin/Eilidh McIntyre GBR, Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA or Camille Lecointre/Hélène Defrance FRA.
Light winds, have been forecast for the coming days. Racing begins today on 11 hrs UTC, covered live on the Internet. The event website.
Monday, June 29, 2015   
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The Kiel Week 2015 ended yesterday with sun and a light breeze, and in some classes, the final outcome was disputed until the last races.
In the largest fleet with 154 boats, the 420s, Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA finished on top 2 points ahead of Marina Lefort/Lara Granier FRA and, another 2 points back, Peter McCann/Harry Whitaker IRL 3. Meike Schomäker/Holger Jess GER prevented the 22nd victory of Wolfgang Hunger/Julien Klein GER in the 5o5s. Jörgen and Jacob Bojsen-Möller DEN followed on rank 3. Superior winners in the 29ers are Peter Janezic/Anze Podlogar SLO ahead of Crispin Beaumont/Tom Darling GBR 21 points behind. Gwendal Lamay/Luke Willim GER defended rank 3. Fabian Kirchhoff GER replaced Sylvain Notonier FRA on top of the Europe's with the win of the last race.
All other ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, June 29, 2015   (Image © Mark Jardine)
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The Moth UK Nationals on Stokes Bay ended yesterday with another three races, all won by Chris Rashley GBR, who decided 11 of the 12 heats in his favor and discards a 2nd place. Ben Paton GBR and Jason Belben GBR on the ranks 2 and 3 are at equal points.
The results, the report (PDF) and the video of the final day.
Monday, June 29, 2015   
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The Formula-Kiteboarder European Championship ended yesterday with four final races. Elena Kalinina RUS winning 17 of the 20 runs in the women, and Oliver Bridge GBR with 18 race wins in the men were the outstanding dominators of this event. Florian Gruber GER advanced on the 2nd place on the last day, and Alejandro Hernandez ESP earned Bronze.
The results and the event website.
 
Top News – Sunday, June 28, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015   
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The Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15 ended yesterday in Gothenburg with the last InPort Race. 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) was the winner of a light-wind race and almost climbed on top of the InPort-Race final rankings, as the leading 'Abu Dhabi' (Ian Walker GBR) finished only 6th, but leaving her on top with a one point's advance. The all-female 'SCA' team finished 2nd securing the 3rd place overall in the InPort-Race rankings behind 'Abu Dhabi' and 'Brunel'. The duel for rank 4 in the overall VOR rankings went in favor of 'Mapfre' (Iker Martinez ESP) overtaking the tied 'Alvimedica' (Charlie Enright USA).
All ranking lists, the report re the InPort Race and the video of the final day.
Sunday, June 28, 2015   
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A fresher breeze filled in yesterday after two light-wind days, and some shifts in the rankings were the consequence.
Peter McCann/Harry Whitaker IRL moved on top of the 420s ahead of Douglas Elmes/Colin O'Sullivan IRL. Marina Lefort/Lara Granier FRA descended on the 3rd place after a premature start. Today, last day of the Week, the fleet is split in Gold-, Silver- and Bronze rounds.
Under pressure are Wolfgang Hunger/Julien Klein GER endeavouring to win the Kiel Week for the 22nd time in the 5o5s. Meike Schomäker/Holger Jess GER and Jörgen und Jacob Bojsen Möller DEN replaced Hunger/Kleiner GER on top.
The favorites Peter Janezic/Anze Podlogar SLO took the lead in the 29s ahead of Crispin Beaumont/Tom Darling GBR. Carla + Marta Munte ESP dropped on rank 3, at equall points wiht Gwendal Lamay/Luke Willim GER, winning a race yesterday.
Sylvain Notonier FRA realised two bullets in the Europes, climbing on top of the rankings.
New on top of the Laser Radial Open rankings is Haddon Hughes USA, a confirmation of the good 5th place in the Olympic women Radials earlier in the week.
All other ranking lists - 16 international Classes in total participate - as well as the daily report.
Sunday, June 28, 2015   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)
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The MOD-70-Trimaran 'Concise' with Jean-Pierre Dick FRA met the expectations and won the Round-the-Island-Race of Cowes yesterday in 3 hours 30 minutes for the 50 miles' cours, missing the existing record of Ben Ainslie GBR on an AC45 by 38 minutes. The four GC32-foiler-catamarans finished 20 minutes late with 'Sultanate of Oman' of Paul Campbell-James GBR on 2nd and 'Alinghi' of Ernesto Bertarelli SUI. as 3rd. The Cowes Week winner Flavio Marazzi SUI on 'Armin Strom' did not compete. Best monohull was the 100-foot-maxi 'Leopard' on rank 6.
The report, all results and the videos.
 
 
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