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Top News – Thursday, July 28, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016   

Laser Radial - World Championship 2016 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Day 3, the youth sailors Henry Marshall USA 1st, Sophia Reineke 4th

 Laser Radial - World Championship 2016 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Day 3, the youth sailors Henry Marshall USA 1st, Sophia Reineke 4th The wind on day 3 at the Laser Radial Worlds on the Ijsselmeer NED was again very variable, however fresher than during the previous days with up to 20 kn. Up to three races were sailed and for the first time, all rankings are balanced.
On top of the largest fleet with 228 participants, the Laser Radial Boys (youth) is Henry Marshall USA, 5 points ahead of Rafael De la Hoz ESP and Euwan Mcmahon IRL tied on the ranks 2 and 3. The former leader Arthur Barrué FRA dropped on the 6th place after a premature start. The best Canadian is Matti Muru CAN on rank 27.
Having won three of the four races, Caroline Rosmo NOR is the clear leader in the Radial Girls. Only Zoe Thomson AUS sails more or less on the same level. Mathilde Lovadino FRA on rank 3 is already 15 points back. Sophia Reineke USA is now the best US girl on rank 4. Hallie Schiffman USA sailing her discard result (50th) dropped on the 21st place and lost her 1st position in the U-17 rankings.
The top-ranked in the Radial Men are closely together with Martin Lowy BRA as first 4 points ahead of Ronan Wallace IRL and Maarten-Bastiaan Smit NED at equal points. Jack Marshall USA lost again 4 ranks and is now 10th.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, July 28, 2016   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 3, Wilson/Gibbs USA 3rd

 29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 3, Wilson/Gibbs USA 3rd After two days with moderate winds, a breeze exceeding 20 kn breeze filled in yesterday and the four races concluding the Qualification Series caused some changes in the overall rankings. Tom Crockett/Harry Morton AUS defended their lead with 3 race wins and are now 7 points ahead of Crispin Beaumont/ Tom Darling GBR. New on rank 3 are Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA. Gwendal Nael/Lilian Mercier FRA descended on the 4th place.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Thursday, July 28, 2016   

Northatlantic Record - New York USA - Day 5 - 'Comanche' to arrive today by noon

 Northatlantic Record - New York USA - Day 5 - 'Comanche' to arrive today by noon The weather window opted for by 'Comanche' for the record attempt proves to be perfect, as this morning, Jim and Kristy Clark USA and their team were only 90 miles before Point Lizard, the finish (or start) point for all Transatlantic records. With an average speed of 22 kn so far, the 100-Foot-Maxi will cross the time line by noon today already smashing the old record of 'Mari Cha IV'.
The race tracker and the Comanche facebook page.
Thursday, July 28, 2016   

TP52 - Super Series 2016, Act 3 - Puerto Portals - Day 3, Quantum USA leads

 TP52 - Super Series 2016, Act 3 - Puerto Portals - Day 3, Quantum USA leads 'Quantum' of Dalton De Vos USA (Ed Baird/Terry Hutchinson USA) extended her lead on 4 points yesterday with two bullets. 'Provezza' of Imre Ergey TUR (tactics Andy Beadsworth GBR) and 'Azzurra' of Alberto Roemmers ARG (Vasco Vascotto ITA) follow on rank 2 at equal points.
The results and the daily news.
Thursday, July 28, 2016   (Image © Michal Jodlowski)

OK-Dinghy - World Championship 2016 - Quiberon FRA - Day 3

 OK-Dinghy - World Championship 2016 - Quiberon FRA - Day 3 Unconstant winds between 8 and 15 kn prevailed yesterday at the OK-Dinghy Worlds in the Bretagne FRA during the two races sailed. Jim Hunt GBR and Jörgen Svendsen DEN two points behind extended their lead on the rest of the fleet.
The results and the daily news.
 
Top News – Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016   

29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 2, ranks 6 and 7 for USA teams

The Qualifier Series at the 29er Worlds on the Ijsselmeer continued yesterday with 3 more races in all six groups. Tom Crockett/Terry Morten AUS are the new leaders 2 points ahead of Rok Verderber/Klemen Semelbauer SLO and Gwendal Nael/Liliane Mercier FRA at equal points on rank 2. Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA and Neil Marcellini/Ian Brill USA are on the ranks 6 and 7, Ryan and Andrew Wood CAN are 51st.
The results and the news.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016   

Laser Radial - World Championship 2016 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Day 2

 Laser Radial - World Championship 2016 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Day 2 The fickle 5-15 kn winds from the shore persisted also on day 2 of the Laser Radial Worlds in Ireland, and again, only part of the races could be completed.
The Radial Men sailed one race and the new leader is Martin Lowy BRA ahead of the tied Ricardo Luz BRA and Nik Pletikos SLO on rank 2. Jack Marshall USA, 2nd after day 1, dropped on rank 6 with a 21st race rank yesterday. Only two of the four groups in the huge Laser Radial Youth Boys finished a race. The ranking list is therefore not representative. Arthur Barrué FRA takes the lead for the moment 6 points ahead of Pantelis Kirpoglou GRE as 2nd. But down in the rankings follow the best of the non-sailing groups with Henry Marshall USA superior winner of the two races he sailed so far on rank 29. Justin Vittecoq CAN, also not competing, is 94th. The Radial Youth Girls returned ashore with nothing but a few starting attempts. After the only race sailed on the opening day, the leader remains Caroline Rosmo NOR followed by Alexandra Dahlberg FIN and Zoe Thomson AUS. Hallie Schiffman USA is 4th.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016   

OK-Dinghy - World Championship 2016 - Quiberon FRA - Day 2

The OK Dinghy Worlds continued yesterday in light and variable winds with two races. Jim Hunt GBR and Charlie Cumbley GBR both won a race taking the overall lead. Bo Petersen DEN descended on rank 3. The defending champion André Budzien GER collected his second disqualification and is down in the ranking. The results and the news.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016   

Northatlantic Record - New York USA - Day 4 - 'Comanche' on a record track

The 100-foot-maxi 'Comanche' remains on record track with 481 miles during the last 24 hours. This morning, she was 660 miles from the finish off Point Lizard. The Race-Viewer and the Comanche facebook page.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016   

TP52 - Super Series 2016, Act 3 - Puerto Portals ESP - Day 2

Act 3 at the Puerto Portals Sailing Week continued yesterday with two short races, and the day's best 'Azzurra' joined 'Quantum' on top of the leader board, surely the tightest yet in this year's Super Series. Only five points are separating the top six boats. 'Bronenosec' and 'Provezza' on the overall ranks 3 and 4 are only one point behind the leading duo. The event website with results and the video of day 1.
 
Top News – Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 1, two US teams in top-10

 29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Day 1, two US teams in top-10 The 228 boats' fleet, split in six groups, sailed three races on the opening day of the 29er World Championship on the Ijsselmeer NED. Lars Postma/Quinten Bramervaer NED and Rok Verderber/Klemen Semelbauer SLO are on top at equal points. Tom Crockett/Harry Morton AUS, Gwendal Nael/Liliane Mercier FRA and Ingmar Vieregge/Henrik Vieregge GER follow on the 3rd place with the same number of points. Two USA teams are in the top-10: Neil Marcellini/Ian Brill are 7th, Quinn Wilson, Riley Gibbs 9th.
The results and the event website.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016   

Laser Radial - World Championship 2016 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Day 1, good USA results in men and youth girls

 Laser Radial - World Championship 2016 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Day 1, good USA results in men and youth girls The Laser Radial World Championship began yesterday in Ireland with separate fleets for Men, Boys' and Girls' Youth.
The first leader in the men's fleet after two races is Maarten-Bastiaan Smit NED one point ahead of Jack Marshall USA. Only two of four Boys' fleets have completed two races so that the overall rankings are not yet meaningful. Juan Videla ARG and Raffael De La Hoz ESP lead in the Boys, 2 points ahead of Arthur Barrué FRA. Norman Struthers CAN is 58th, Henry Marshall USA 59th as best of their teams. The Girls' fleet sailed one race with Caroline Rosma NOR winning ahead of Alexandra Dahlberg FIN. Hallie Schiffman USA is 4th as best of the USA team.
All results and the event website.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016   

Various classes - Travemuende Week - Travemuende GER - Day 3

 Various classes - Travemuende Week - Travemuende GER - Day 3 No wind first and then a thunderstorm prevented racing in Travemuende yesterday. The Contenders have herewith terminated their regatta with Max Billerbeck GER as winner ahead of Jan Van der Bank GER. The news und all ranking lists.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016   

OK-Dinghy - World Championship 2016 - Quiberon FRA - Day 1

 OK-Dinghy - World Championship 2016 - Quiberon FRA - Day 1 Sun and an up to 18 kn seabreeze prevailed yesterday during the first two races of the OK-Dinghy World Championship in the Bretagne FRA. Jörgen Svendon DEN and Bo Petersen DEN share the lead ahead of Jim Hunt GER and Andre Budtzien GER. The results and the daily news.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016   

North Atlantic Record - New York USA - 'Comanche' underway since Sunday

 North Atlantic Record - New York USA - 'Comanche' underway since Sunday Last Sunday, the 100-foot-maxi 'Comanche' of Jim and Kristy Clarke USA with Casey Smith USA as Boat Captain as substitute for Ken Read USA as well as Stan Honey USA as navigator started in New York to a record North Atlantic record attempt for monohulls. The existing record of 6 days, 17 hours and 52 minutes belongs to 'Mari-Cha IV'. Thanks to an ideal weather window, 'Comanche' has already an advantage of 450 miles on the old record.
The race tracker and the Comanche facebook page.
 
Top News – Monday, July 25, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Start today

 29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED - Start today The 29er World Championship on the Ijssel-Meer began yesterday with the Practice Race sailed in a 5 kn wind. Today, 228 teams from 28 nations will start to the Championship with most probably good sailing conditions in a 15 kn wind.
The event website.
Monday, July 25, 2016   (Image © Ian Roman)

AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Portsmouth GBR - Final results

 AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Portsmouth GBR - Final results Yesterday on 'Super Sunday', the Portsmouth AC Series continued with the double-point races. Ben Ainslie GBR with his 'BAR' was the final winner much applauded by the big crowd attending the event. The report. Once more, the format of the AC Series was critisized, as the proximity to the shore to bring attractivity for the spectators can distort the results. This time, 'Team New Zealand' was handicapped colliding with a mooring buoy trailing below the surface. The video.
The daily news (without results).
 
Top News – Sunday, July 24, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016   (Image © Gerolamo Acquarone)

420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Final results - Excellent 2nd place for Rodgers/Parkin USA

 420 - World Championship 2016 - San Remo ITA - Final results - Excellent 2nd place for Rodgers/Parkin USA The windy Friday conditions persisted also yesterday at the Ligurian Coast. After the Qualifier Series sailed in light winds only, the fresh breeze in all Final Series races so far mixed up the rankings considerably.
The leaders in the Open/Men rankings changed again on the last day of the competition and the new World Champions are - thanks to a solid performance yesterday (5/3/7) - Diogo Costa/Pedro Costa POR. The team of the day (1/2/2) were Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA progressing on rank 2. Vasilios Gourgiotis/Orestis Batsis GRE earned Bronze.
With the ranks 4/4/3, Francesca Russo/Alice Linussi ITA replaced the leading Maria Bover/Clara Llabres ESP on top in the Women rankings. The Bronze Medal went to Maria-Vittoria Marchesini/Cecilia Fedel ITA. Emma Kaneti/Catherine B Lindsay USA remained 22nd.
No changes however in the U17 classification: Telis Anathasopoulos/Dimitrios Tassios GRE were the strongest team also on the last day of the event taking the title wit a 15 points lead on Eduard Ferrer/Carlos De Maqua ESP. On rank 3 followed Enzo Balanger/ Gaultier Tallieu FRA. Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA, best Girls' team, finished 4th. Timothy Danilek/Pierce Ornstein USA are 14th.
All results, the daily news and the videos.
Sunday, July 24, 2016   (Image © Ian Roman)

AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Portsmouth GBR - day 1

 AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Portsmouth GBR - day 1 The GBR Round of the America's Cup World Series began yesterday in Portsmouth GBR. Sun and light winds prevailed and the races close to the shore were followed by a big crowd. Ben Ainslie GBR and his 'BAR' team won two out of the three races taking the interim's lead. The report.
Sunday, July 24, 2016   

29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED

 29er - World Championship 2016 - Medemblik NED The 29er World Championship begins today in Medemblik with the Practice Race. 229 teams from 28 nations and 4 continents are on the entry list. The event website.
Sunday, July 24, 2016   

Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Start today

 Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Start today The start to the second-longest Mini 650 Solo Regatta will take place today in the Sables d'Olonne FRA with 22 solo skippers on the entry list. The preview.
Sunday, July 24, 2016   

5.5m - Dutch & German Championship 2016 - Aalsmeer NED - Final results

 5.5m - Dutch & German Championship 2016 - Aalsmeer NED - Final results The combined Dutch and German 5.5 m Championship in Holland ended on Friday with the victory of Jürg Menzi/Jürgen Eiermann/Christoph Wilke SUI just one point ahead of Victorine Bredero NED and her team. Aarend-Jan Pasman NED took Bronze. The results.
Sunday, July 24, 2016   

 The ORC World Championship in Copenhagen was concluded yesterday with a last race sailed in a light wind. The final winners are: ORC-A Vadim Yakimenko RUS with his TP 52 'Freccia Rossa', ORC-B Claus Landmark NOR on a Landmark 43, ORC-C Jascha Bach NED on an Italia 9.98.
All ranking lists and the final report.
 
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