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Top News – Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014   (Image © Tempest - International Class)
The Tempest World Championship began yesterday on Lake Como, but apparently the wind/weather conditions did not allow racing. 33 teams from 7 nations are on the entry list. The event facebook page with first pictures as well as the event website.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014   (Image © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi)
Good conditions with a 17-20 kn breeze prevailed yesterday at the Maxi-Cup - including the Mini-Maxi (up to 72 foot) World Championship - in Sardinia ITA. A coastal race was on the program.
Andres Soriano GBR won in the Mini-Maxis with his Mills 72 'Allegre, followed by Bella Mente' of John Fauth USA. Among the participants are also four J-Class-yachts. 'Ranger' won ahead of 'Rainbow' and 'Velsheda'. The only Swiss is Marco Voegele SUI, with his 'Inoui', 2nd in the Super-Maxis
All other ranking lists, the report of the day and as always the impressive Gallery.
 
Top News – Monday, September 1, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014   
Yesterday, Eric Monnin SUI and his team finished the traditional Knickerbocker Cup on Manhasset Bay, ISAF Grade 2 event, with a 2-0 victory over Antoine Morvan FRA as undefeated winners. In addition to the prize money, the Swiss team secured a berth at the Bermuda Gold Cup, the next event of the World Match Racing Tour in October. The results and the event website with videos.
Monday, September 1, 2014   (Image © Martina Orsini)
After three perfect sailing days, the wind was gone on the Wittensee near Kiel yesterday, and the Moths remained ashore.
Chris Rast SUI was proclaimed winner with a 3 points lead over the 2nd-ranked Ben Paton GBR, the Swiss' fourth Eurocup victory this year. Nils Akervall SWE finished on the 3rd place, his first appearance on the podium. The Mini-Transat winner BenoƮt Marie FRA follows on the 9th place as best French. 26 participants from 6 nations are on the ranking list. Here the final report. In three weeks, the 6th and final Act of the Moth Eurocup 2014 will be organised on Lake Garda.
Monday, September 1, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
The PWA Slalom Worldcup at Alcati TUR ended yesterday with a last race.
Sara-Quita Offringa NED added another race win and finished the women's competition as outstanding winner ahead of Delphine Cousin FRA and Lena Erdil TUR. The duel between Julien Quentel FRA and Antoine Albeau FRA ended in the qualfiers where both were eliminated, and as a consequence, Quentel realised the first Worldcup win in his career as professional. Pierre Toselli FRA completed the all-French podium.
Reports, ranking lists and video links on the PWA website.
 
Top News – Sunday, August 31, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014   
The Foiler-Moth Eurocup on the Wittensee continued yesterday with four races sailed in a gusty 12 to 18 kn breeze, and won by Chris Rast SUI and Ben Patton GBR. These two Moth pilots will duel for the final victory today. With three wins yesterday, Chris Rast SUI extended his lead on 4 points. 19 points behind Patton GBR follows Nils Akervall SWE on rank 3.
The daily report and the ranking list.
Sunday, August 31, 2014   (Image © Stefano Gattini)
Winning the final race, John Kilroy USA/Paul Goodison GBR/Jeff Reynolds USA made everything clear yesterday winning the Melges 20 World Championship with a 16 points' advantage on Achille Onorato ITA/Malcom Page AUS/Stefano Campialini ITA. Guido Miani MON/Gabriele Benussi ITA/Massimo Gherarducci ITA finished 3rd.
The final report, the ranking list and the video of the day.
Sunday, August 31, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
The initial 10 kn breeze was freshening to up to 22 kn at the PWA World Tour Slalom in Turkey. After the races 7 and 8, Sara-Quita Offringa NED is still on a safe leader position in the women's inspite of a defeat against Lena Erdil TUR yesterday. But at the same time, she extended her lead on the 2nd-ranked Delphine Cousin FRA. The fresher breeze was in favor of the World Champion Antoine Albeau FRA, winning a race and advancing on the 2nd place close to the leading Julien Quentel FRA in the men's category. The final victory will be disputed among these two drivers.
Sunday, August 31, 2014   
Eric Monnin SUI, winner of the Knickerbocker-Cup Round Robin, remains undefeated. In the Quarter Final, he eliminated Chris Poole USA 3-0 and in the Semi Final against David Storr USA, he leads 2-0. The second Semi with Pierre-Antoine Morvan FRA and Johnie Berntsson SWE is 0-1 for the moment. Today, the Semi Finals will be concluded and the Finals will be decided to earn not only the price money, but also a berth in the Bermuda Gold Cup, event of the Match Race World Tour. The results and the event website with videos.
 
Top News – Saturday, August 30, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014   (Image © Stefano Gattini)
The Melges 20 Worlds on Lake Garda continued yesterday with 3 races sailed in a 12-15 kn Ora. wurde gestern die WM der Melges 20 auf dem Gardasee mit 3 Wettfahrten fortgeführt. Tomorrow, the last crucial race will be on the program. The best of the day Achille Onorato ITA/Malcom Page AUS reduced the backlog on the still leading James Kilroy USA/Paul Goodison GBR on 5 points, and the title is still within reach in the last heat. As 3rd, already 19 points back, follow Guido Miani MON/Gabriele Benussi ITA, and with a 22 lead on the 4th, the Bronze medal is theirs.
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Saturday, August 30, 2014   
For the first time this season, the Foiler-Moths enjoyed a fresh breeze of 16-22 kn during the first race day of the 5th Eurocup Act on the Wittensee GER, and 5 races could be completed.
Bad luck for the prime favorite Ben Paton GBR, Vice European Champion, who was forced to abandon the first race due to equipment failure. With the ranks 2/1/2/2 afterwards, he clearly demonstrated his potential, but the leader after 5 heats is still the first-ranked in the Annual Tour Classification Chris Rast SUI. Nils Akervall SWE follows as 2nd, Maximilian Maege GER is 3rd among the 28 participants from 6 nations racing in Germany.
The ranking list and the report of the day.
Saturday, August 30, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
The Slalom Worldcup of the professional windsurfers continued yesterday in Turkey with two runs sailed in the freshest breeze so far of up to 30 kn.
Race winners were in the men Antoine Albeau FRA and Julien Quentel FRA with Quental leading overall ahead of Albeau. In the women's, Sara-Quita Offringa NED was defeated for the first time. Delphine Cousin FRA booked her first win, but in the second heat, Offringa NED was again on top remaining the clear overall leader in front ot Delphine Cousin FRA an. Reports, ranking lists and videos as always on the PWA website.
Saturday, August 30, 2014   
Eric Monnin SUI won yesterday the last two Round Robin matches and is the undefeated leader with 9-0 score. Pierre-Antoine Morvan FRA 7-2 and David Storss USA 5-4 follow as 2nd and 3rd. Today, the Quarter Finals are on the program. The event facebook pagee does not inform on the pairings, but numerous videos can be linked in.
Saturday, August 30, 2014   
After two relatively moderate days with two races completed by day, the Frisco Bay lived up to its best two days ago with a 30 kn breeze and a strong counter current, making the Bridge-to-Bridge Race open for all wind-driven engins extremely challenging. In addition to the 18-footers, kite- and windsurfers as well as some multihulls were on the entry list. However, only two 18-footers dared to start, but both were forced to abandon after capsizes.
The Foil-Kiters dominated the heat and the World Champion Johnny Heineken USA was the winner after 15 min 1 sec, missing his record from the previous year by over 3 minutes.
The illustrated report with results.
Yesterday, the 18-footer International Regatta continued with two big-breeze races, but only 3 teams were on the starting line. The veteran Howie Hamlin USA and his team won both races reducing the backlog on the interim leader Brett Munster AUS on 4 points. Two races are on the program today, final day of the event.
The ranking list and the report.
 
Top News – Friday, August 29, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014   (Image © Stefano Gattini)
Typical Lake Garda conditions with northerly winds in the morning and the thermal Ora in the afternoon allowed the 57 teams of the Melges 20 worlds 2014 another three races. In 10-15 kn James Kilroy USA sailing with Laser Olympic goldmedallist Paul Goodison GBR took over the lead by posting an impressive 2/1/2 series. With an even better score of 1/3/1 Guido Miani MON (tactics Gabriele Benussi ITA) moved up to second, 14 points behind Kilroy USA. On equal points Dario Levi/Niccolo Bianchi ITA are third. The daily report, the rankings and the video of the day.
Friday, August 29, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
The Seabreeze started yesterday earlier as expected and three more heats were completed. In the women's race Sara-Quita Offringa NED continued her outstanding performance with three more victories, Delphine Cousin FRA and Lena Erdil TUR are completing the podium so far. In the men's competition Ben Van der Steen NED, Pascal Toselli FRA and Björn Dunkerbeck SUI each won a heat. In the overall rankings Julien Quentel FRA continues to lead ahead of Pascal Toselli FRA and Antoine Albeau FRA. All news and videos on the PWA-website.
Friday, August 29, 2014   
Good wind conditions on the Manhasset Bay almost allowed the ten teams to complete the Round Robin of this years Knickerbocker Cup. 6 to 7 of the 9 Flights of the Round Robin have been sailed. With a clean score of 7-0 victories it's Switzerlands Eric Monnin SUI leading the rankings. On second with a score of 5-1 it's top seeded Pierre-Antoine Morvan FRA who lost his duel against Monnin SUI. The results and the live ticker of the event website.
 
 
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