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Top News – Saturday, April 30, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 3, McNay/Hughes 470 men, Haeger/Provancha 470 women and Isabelle Bertold CAN Radial struggle for the Medal Race today

 Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 3, McNay/Hughes 470 men, Haeger/Provancha 470 women and Isabelle Bertold CAN Radial struggle for the Medal Race today The Hyères Worldcup event continued yesterday after some waiting for wind, but some classes completed just one race in the light breeze.
In the 470 men, a duel between the Olympic Champions Belcher/Ryan AUS and the World Champions Fantela/Marenic CRO, only one point behind the leaders after yesterday's race win, is in the making. The 3rd-ranked Dahlberg/Bergström SWE are now 11 points back. The Qualification Series to select the 10 best will end with the last races today. Finishing 2nd yesterday, Oliveira/Barbachan BRA have taken the lead in the 470 women, but Mills/Clark GBR are only one point behind. Another point back are Aleh/Powrie NZL and Lecointre/Defrance FRA at equal points on rank 3.
This evening, Burling/Tuke NZL will most probably add another overall victory in the 49ers, as their advance on Philipps/Philipps AUS - still on rank 2 despite of a bad day - is now already 37 points. Warrer/Lübeck DEN stay on rank 3. In the 49ersFX, Ericson/Klinga SWE extended their lead on 13 points. Bekkering/Duetz NED follow as 2nd, and the best of the day Grael/Kunze BRA moved up on rank 3.
Two Australians are tied on top of the Finns with Jack Lilley AUS and Oliver Tweddell AUS. Ivan Kljakovic CRO is new on rank 3. A leader change happened also in the Nacra 17, where the day's best Mulder/De Koning NED are now first. Waterhouse/Darmanin AUS and Bissarro/Secouri ITA are the first chasers.
Nick Dempsey GBR is the new leader in the RS:X men windsurfers with Piotr Myszka POL and Louis Giard FRA tied on the ranks 2 and 3 with a 3 points' backlog. In the RS:X women is Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL back on top with Bryony Shaw GBR 10 points back on the 2nd position.
The Laser news are posted separately.

The best of NorAm nations:
470 men: McNay/Hughes USA 8th, Jacob+Graeme Saunders CAN 35th
470 women: Haeger/Provancha USA 11th
49er: Barrows/Morris USA 27th
Finn: Caleb Paine 8th, Martin Robitaille CAN 23rd
Laser Standard: Robert Davis 32nd, Chris Barnard USA 35th
Laser Radial: Isabelle Bertold CAN 12th
49erFX: no NorAms
Nacra-17: Gulari/Chafee USA 17th
RS:X men: Gabriel Paquette CAN 32nd, Pedro Pascual USA 39th
RS:X women: Marion Lepert USA 18th, Demita Vega MEX 25th
The US Sailing website and the US Sailing Team facebook page.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the event website.
Saturday, April 30, 2016   (Image © Pedro Martinez)

Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Hyères FRA - Day 3, Isabelle Bertold CAN rank 12

 Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Hyères FRA - Day 3, Isabelle Bertold CAN rank 12 The Hyères Worldcup continued yesterday with two races sailed in a light wind.
New on top of the Lasers Standard is now Tom Burton AUS, 13 points ahead of Sam Meech NZL. Matthew Wearn AUS follows on rank 3. Philipp Buhl GER, leading since the first day, dropped on rank 5. Today, the qualifications for the Medal Race will be concluded.
Evi Van Acker BEL defended her lead in the Lasers Radial. The best of the day (ranks 2/2) Josefin Olsson SWE reduced the gap on the leading Belgian on 3 points. Veronika Kozelska-Fenclova CZE follows as 3rd.
The best ranked of NorAm nations:
Laser Standard: Robert Davis 32nd, Chris Barnard USA 35th
Laser Radial: Isabelle Bertold CAN 12th only 3 points behind rank 10
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All ranking lists, the daily news and the event website.
Saturday, April 30, 2016   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

2.4m, Sonar - Paralympic Worldcup 2016 - Hyères FRA - Day 3, Doerr USA on top of Sonars

 2.4m, Sonar - Paralympic Worldcup 2016 - Hyères FRA - Day 3, Doerr USA on top of Sonars In both Paralympic Classes, the points' gaps between the leading boats are very small before the last races today.
In the 2.4m, the advantage of Matthew Bugg AUS on Helena Lucas GBR is down on 2 points, and only another point back, Björnar Erikstad NOR and Damien Séguin FRA have a real chance for the title. Dee Smith USA remains 7th. New leaders in the Sonars with Alphonsus Doerr USA and his team, but the best of the day (1/2) Aleksander Wang-Hansen NOR and his team are only 2 points behind. The team of Hanna Stodel GBR descended on the 3rd place. The team of Paul Tingley CAN is 8th.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Saturday, April 30, 2016   (Image © JLDigital)

Laser Radial - World Masters Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Day 5

 Laser Radial - World Masters Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Day 5 A moderate seabreeze around 10 kn prevailed again yesterday at the Mexican Pacific Coast. Before the last two races today, the situation in the age 75+ will remain tight as Peter Seidenberg USA has joined Kerry Waraker AUS on top after a premature start disqualifcation. 5 points is the gap between Robert Lowndes AUS and William Symes USA in the Great Grand Masters (65+). In the Grand Masters (55+), Vanessa Dudley AUS has a 4 points' lead on Jeff Loosemore AUS. Carlos Eduardo Wanderley BRA defended his lead in the Masters (45+) on Richard Blakey NZL 4 points behind on rank 2. Scott Leith NZL extended his lead in the Apprentice Masters (+35) with two bullets on Jon Emmett GBR on 6 points.
The ranking lists and the daily news.
Saturday, April 30, 2016   

Contender - World Championship 2016 - Santa Cruz CA, USA - Day 5

 Contender - World Championship 2016 - Santa Cruz CA, USA - Day 5 Winning the only race of the day, Simon Mussell GBR reduced the backlog on the still leading Mark Bulka AUS on 9 points. The decision will fall in the last two races today. The report with results.
 
Top News – Friday, April 29, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 2

 Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 2 After the windy first day, there were moderate conditions on Hyères Bay yesterday with a 8-12 kn wind.
Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS proved once more to be the best allrounders in the 470 men's fleet and won again one of the two races. They lead overall with a 3 points' advance on Fantela/Marenic CRO. On rank 3 follows the surprise team Cinar/Cinar TUR. Best of the day in the 470 women were Hannah Mills/Saskia Clarke GBR who replaced Aleh/Powrie NZL on rank 1 with the same number of points. Lecointre/Defrance FRA moved up on rank 3.
The 49er FX, not sailing on the opening day, completed four races yesterday. Lisa Ericson/Hanna Klinga SWE realized two race wins and ar the first leaders in front of Bekkering/Duetz NED 2nd and Steyaert/Compan FRA 3rd. Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL extended their lead in the 49ers, but Philipps/Philipps AUS kept contact with the leaders. The 3rd-ranked Warrer/Lübeck DEN and Pink/Bithell GBR at equal points are already 24 points behind.
Jake Lilley AUS replaced Josh Junior NZL on top of the Finns with two race wins. Oliver Twedell AUS and Caleb Paine USA follow on rank 3 with the same number of points. New on top of the Nacra 17 are Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP, but the key favorites Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA are already on rank 2.
Pawel Tarnowski POL defended his lead in the RS:X men windsurfers. New names however on the ranks 2 and 3 with Nick Dempsey GBR and Pierre Le Coq FRA. In the RS:X women windsurfers, Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL is the new leader ahead of Bryony Shaw GBR and Marina Alabau ESP.
See separate news for the Lasers.

The best of NorAm nations:
470 men: McNay/Hughes USA 8th, Jacob+Graeme Saunders CAN 35th
470 women: Haeger/Provancha USA 11th
49er: Barrows/Morris USA 34th
Finn: Caleb Paine 4th, Martin Robitaille CAN 17th
Laser Standard: Fillah Karim CAN30th, Chris Barnard USA 35th
Laser Radial: Isabelle Bertold CAN 22nd
49erFX: no NorAms
Nacra-17: Gulari/Chafee USA 18th
RS:X men: Gabriel Paquette CAN 30th, Pedro Pascual USA 38th
RS:X women: Marion Lepert USA 12th, Demita Vega MEX 24th
The US Sailing website and the US Sailing Team facebook page .

All results, the report and the event website.
Friday, April 29, 2016   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Hyères FRA - Day 2

 Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Hyères FRA - Day 2 The big-breeze specialist Philipp Buhl GER had all motivation to keep the slower pace in the moderate 10 kn wind yesterday and with a 4th place, he succeeded to stay on top of the Lasers Standard. New on the ranks 2 and 3 are the experienced Tom Burton AUS and Nick Thompson GBR. Fillah Karim CAN is 30th, Chris Barnard USA 35th.
No change also on the first place of the Lasers Radial where Evi Van Acker BEL remains first ahead of Veronika Kozelska-Fenclova CZE. With two race wins, Anne-Marie Rindom DEN advanced on the 3rd position. Isabella Bertold CAN is 22nd.
All ranking lists, the the report and the event website.
Friday, April 29, 2016   

Laser Radial - Master World Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Day 5, Seidenberg USA 2nd

 Laser Radial - Master World Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Day 5, Seidenberg USA 2nd The Laser Radial World Masters' Championship continued yesterday at the Mexican Pacific Coast after the lay day with two races sailed in a 12 kn breeze.
In the duel on top of the age 75+ category has Kerry Waraker AUS the upper hand on Peter Seidenberg USA for the moment. In the Great Grand Masters (65+), Robert Lowndes AUS remains on the first place. In the largest fleet with 48 participants, the Grand Masters (55+), it is still Vanessa Dudley AUS who controls her male opponents. The advantage of Carlos Eduardo Wanderley BRA on top of the Masters (45+) has been slightly reduced by Richard Blakey NZL on 2nd. In the Apprentice Masters (35+), Scott Leigh AUS keeps the lead on Jon Emmett GBR with 4 points.
The results and the [URL=wxw.laserworlds2016.org/index.php/competitors-2/laser-masters-radial/128-day-4-laser-masters-
Friday, April 29, 2016   

2.4m, Sonar - Paralympic Worldcup 2016 - Hyères FRA - Day 2, Doerr and his team 2nd

 2.4m, Sonar - Paralympic Worldcup 2016 - Hyères FRA - Day 2, Doerr and his team 2nd Only one race was sailed on the windy up to 30 kn first day, but yesterday, the breeze was back to 'normal' around 10 kn, and both Paralympic Classes completed two heats.
Matthew Bugg AUS defended his lead in the 2.4m ahead of Bjornar Erikstad NOR. Helena Lucas GBR is new on rank 3. Dee Smith USA is 7th. Hannah Stodal GBR und her team remain on top of the Sonars with Alphonsus Doerr USA new on rank 2. Tingley/Campbell/Lutes CAN 11th Tingley/Campbell/Lutes CAN are on the 11th position.
The event website.
Friday, April 29, 2016   

Contender - World Championship 2016 - Santa Cruz CA, USA - Day 4

 Contender - World Championship 2016 - Santa Cruz CA, USA - Day 4 Moderate conditions yesterday after three windy days in California, but no change on top, as the leader Mark Bulka AUS even extended his lead with the day ranks 1 and 3. An average result in the final races today would be sufficient to grasp the World Champion's title. Simon Mussell GBR stays on the 2nd place 12 points back, and Soren Dulong-Andreasen DEN follows on the 3rd position.
The report with results.
 
Top News – Thursday, April 28, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (Image © Gilles Martin-Raget)

Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 1, Paine USA (Finn) 2nd, Lepert USA (RS:X women) 5th

 Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 1, Paine USA (Finn) 2nd, Lepert USA (RS:X women) 5th Much wind on the opening day of the Hyères Olympic Week yesterday. The initial 18 kn increased to up to 30 kn during the day, but nevertheless, all classes - except the 49ersFX - completed at least one race. It was not only the strong breeze, but also the up to 50° shifts from the Mistral blowing from the West shore that made racing tactically challenging.
The experienced Belcher/Ryan AUS kept control in the 470 men with the day ranks 1 and 2, taking the overall lead ahead of Patience/Grube GBR and Fantela/Marenic CRO. Demonstration also from the 470 women Olympic Champions Aleh/Powrie NZL with Skrzypulec/Mrozek POL and Oliveira/Barbachan BRA as first chasers. The favorites lead also in the 49ers after three races with Burling/Tuke NZL ahead of Philipps/Philipps AUS and Pink/Bithell GBR. In the Finns, Josh Junior NZL is in the lead ahead of Caleb Paine USA and Oliver Tewddell AUS. Only one race with numerous abandonments and capsizes happened in the Nacra 17. Vaireaux/Audinet FRA were the race winners followed by Echevarri/Pacheco ESP and Jones/Saunders NZL. Winning 2 of the 3 heats in the RS:X men windsurfers was Pawel Tarnowski POL with Joao Rodrigues POR and Thomas Goyard FRA on the rank 2 and 3. The surprising leader in the RS:X women is Hélène Noesmoen FRA with 2 wins in 3 races, leaving the big-breeze specialists Maja Dziarnowska POL and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL on the ranks 2 and 3. See separate news for the Lasers.

Best of NorAm nations:
470 men: McNay/Hughes USA 11th, Jacob+Graeme Saunders CAN 36th
470 women: Haeger/Provancha USA 24th (with a DNF)
49er: Barrows/Morris USA 30th
49erFX: no races
Finn: Caleb Paine 2nd, Martin Robitaille CAN 15th
Laser Standard: Robert Davis CAN 24th, Chris Barnard USA 39th
Laser Radial: Isabelle Bertold CAN 21st
Nacra-17: Ramsay/Girke CAN and Gulari/Chafee both DNF
RS:X men: Gabriel Paquette CAN 28th, Pedro Pascual USA 39th
RS:X women: Marion Lepert USA 5th, Demita Vega MEX 22nd
The US Sailing website and the US Sailing Team facebook page.

All ranking lists, the daily news and the event website.
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Hyères FRA - Day 1

 Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Hyères FRA - Day 1 An up to 30 kn Mistral prevailed yesterday on Hyères Bay on the first day of the third Olympic Classes Worldcup event and the big-breeze specialist had their day !
In the Lasers Standard, the first overall leader is Philipp Buhl GER ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS and Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA. In the Lasers Radial, Evi Van Acker BEL followed by Veronika Kozelska-Fenclova CZE - both absent a the Worlds last week in Mexico - are on top of the interim's rankings. The new World Champion Alison Young GBR is 3rd.

The best NorAm results by nation:
Laser Standard: Robert Davis CAN 24th, Chris Barnard USA 39th
Laser Radial: Isabelle Bertold CAN 21st

All ranking lists and the event website with reports.
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

2.4m, Sonar - Paralympic Worldcup 2016 - Hyères FRA - Day 1

 2.4m, Sonar - Paralympic Worldcup 2016 - Hyères FRA - Day 1 The two Paralympic classes present at the Hyères Worldcup Regatta - the 2.4 m and the Sonars - completed only one race each.
Matthew Bugg AUS was the winner in the 2.4m ahead of Antonio Squizzato ITA and Björnar Erikstad NOR. Dee Smith USA finished 4th among the 19 participants from 10 nations. In the Sonars, Hanna Stodel/John Robertson/Steve Thomas GBR are in the lead followed by Bruno Jourdren/Eric Flageul/Nicolas Vimont-Vicary FRA. Doerr/Kendall/Freund USA are 9th, Tingley/Campbell/Lutes CAN 10th (DNF) among the 12 teams from 9 nations.
All ranking lists and the event website with a report.
Thursday, April 28, 2016   

Contender - World Championship 2016 - Santa Cruz CA, USA - Day 3

 Contender - World Championship 2016 - Santa Cruz CA, USA - Day 3 Even worse as the day before was the fresh wind situation yesterday and even more participants had difficulties to finish the race. Only 15 of the 34 boats on the entry list terminated the only heat of the day won by Mark Bulka AUS who replaced the leading Simon Mussell GBR on top. Sören Dulong-Andreasen DEN abandoned the race and descended on rank 3.
The results, the report and the event facebook page.
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (Image © JLDigital Media)

Laser Radial - Master World Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Day 4

 Laser Radial - Master World Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Day 4 After 6 races completed, the lay day was on the program yesterday at the Laser Radial World Masters' Championship. In 3 of the 5 age-categories, Australian sailors are on top.
All ranking lists and the event website.
 
Top News – Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016   

Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Start today with North American teams

 Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Start today with North American teams The third Act of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Classes World Cup begins in Hyères FRA today. Since four days, a well-established Mistral breeze and sun have been prevailing, and according to the wind forecast, peaks of up to 28 kn will challenge the teams today, probably too much for some of the classes.
The nations' qualifications for the Rio Olympic Regatta have been concluded and some nations are selecting their Olympic representatives during the remaining Worldcup events. 574 boats from 46 nations are present in the South of France, among them most Olympic favorites testing their form with direct opponents. As from Friday, the Medal Races will be broadcast as usual live on our website.
The US Sailing Team facebook page and the event presentation.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016   (Image © JLDigital Media)

Laser Radial - World Masters' Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Day 3

 Laser Radial - World Masters' Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Day 3 The first half of the Laser Radial Masters' Championship was concluded with two races sailed in a moderate seabreeze yesterday. Kerry Waraker AUS replaced Peter Seidenberg USA on top of the 75+ category with two race wins at equal points. Robert Lowndes AUS is first in the Great Grand Masters (65+) ahead of William Symes USA. With 2 bullets, Michael Kinnear GBR advanced on rank 3. New on top of the Grand Masters (55+) is Vanessa Dudley AUS with a 6 points' advance on Greg Adams AUS. Carlos Eduardo Wanderley BRA added a 4th race win on his results' sheet in the Masters (45+) clearly leading ahead of Richard Blakey NZL. Two race wins also in the Apprentice Masters (35+) for Scott Leigh NZL who leads overall with the points' minimum. Jon Emmett GBR remained on the 2nd place.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos. Today Wednesday is lay day in Mexico.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016   

Contender - World Championship 2016 - Santa Cruz CA, USA - Day 2

 Contender - World Championship 2016 - Santa Cruz CA, USA - Day 2 The fresh breeze and big waves provoked a number of abandonment on the second day of the Contender World Championship, and only 20 of the 34 participants terminated the second race of the day. Simon Mussell GBR defended the first place but Sören Dulong Andreasen DEN joined the Brit on top point-wise. Jason Beebe AUS and the day's best Mike Bulka AUS follow on the ranks 3 and 4.
The results and the event facebook page.
 
Top News – Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016   

Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Concarneau FRA - St-Barth FRA - Day 23 - Sieg für Chabagny/Tabarly FRA

 Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Concarneau FRA - St-Barth FRA - Day 23 - Sieg für Chabagny/Tabarly FRA As expected, the finish in St-Barth was extremely close as the advance of the Transat AG2R winners Thierry Chabagny/Erwan Tabarly FRA on Nicolas Lunven/Gildas Mahé FRA after a 22 day and 1 hour race was only 4 min 4 sec ! The backlog of the 3rd-ranked Adrien Hardy/Alexis Loison FRA was 29 minutes. 8 of the 13 two-person teams still in the race crossed meanwhile the finish line.
The race viewer with rankings, the reports and the videos with interviews of the first-ranked.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016   (Image © JLDigital media)

Laser Radial - World Masters' Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Day 2

 Laser Radial - World Masters' Championship 2016 - Nuevo Vallarta MEX - Day 2 Good sailing conditions prevailed also on the second day of the Radial World Masters in Mexico, and all six fleets completed two races each.
Peter Seidenberg USA, participant in the Laser Masters Championship since its creation, has taken the lead in the age 75+ category. In the Great Grand Masters (65+ ), William Symes USA moved on top with two race wins. Jeff Loosemore AUS remained the best Grand Master (55+) with a 9 points' lead on Vanessa Dudley AUS. In the Masters (45+), Carlos Eduardo Wanderley BRA added another race win and is now 5 points ahead of Alessandro Marinelli ITA. With 3 bullets in 4 races, Scott Leigh NZL is the leader in the Apprentice Masters (35+), Jon Emmett GBR is closely behind with a 2 points' lead.
The results, the reports and the video of day one.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016   

Contender - World Championship 2016 - Santa Cruz CA, USA - Day 1

 Contender - World Championship 2016 - Santa Cruz CA, USA - Day 1 The Contender World Championship in California began with two races yesterday. Simon Mussell GBR is the first leader one point ahead of Sören Dulong-Andreasen DEN and Gary Langdown GBR 2 points behind rank 1. 30 entrants. The results.
 
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