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Top News – Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 5, Barnard and Buckingham USA 13th and 15th

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 5, Barnard and Buckingham USA 13th and 15th The sailing conditions on the second day of the Laser Standard Worlds' Final Series were quite different with a 14-16 kn wind and big waves. The Goldfleet completed three, the Silver- and Bronzefleet two races.
After his dive from rank 1 on rank 7 the day before yesterday, Pavlos Kontides CYP came back strongly with the ranks 1/2/5 and reclaimed the first place overall 15 (!) points ahead of the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS. Another points behind is Matthew Wearn AUS on rank 3. Philipp Buhl GER on rank 4 has still an option on a medal. Chris Barnard USA and Charlie Buckingham USA 2 pts behind are on the rank 13 and 15.
The Goldfleet results, the daily news and the event website.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1 with NorAm participants

The RS:X Windsurfer World Championship 2017 began on the 2020 Olympic waters yesterday with two races per class. The overnight storm left the sea quite rough, but with 10-12 kn, the wind was down to moderate.
In the RS:X men, the interim's leader is Louis Giard FRA winning two races of his group. Makoto Tomizawa JPN follows 5 pts behind on rank 2. Only another point back are Pavel Tarnowski POL, Byron Kokkalanis GRE and Shahar Zubari ISR at equal points on the ranks 3 - 5. Juan Bosco Barba MEX is 29th, Gabriel Verrier-Paquette CAN is 73rd. No USA drivers.
In the RS:X women, Peina Chen CHN won both races and leads overall 2 pts ahead of Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL. Hongmai Shi CHN and Jiahui Wu CHN are at equal points on rank 3. Farrah Hall USA is 33rd.
The daily news and the video of the day.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   

6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 2, Hofmann USA 2nd Classic behind the King

 6mJI - World Championship 2017 - Vancouver CAN - Day 2, Hofmann USA 2nd Classic behind the King Both fleets completed two races each on the second day of the 6 mR Worlds in Canada. Philipp Dürr SUI took the sole lead in the Moderns with two second race ranks. New on 2nd overall 3 pts behind is Andy Beadsworth GBR. Brian Mumford CAN is now 3rd. Twice on the 3rd place,
HM Don Juan Carlos de Borbón is now first in the Classic Division, 4 pts ahead of Peter Hofmann USA
The results and the event website.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   

Beach-Catamaran - Yvan Bourgnon SUI in the North-West Passage - Polar bear alert !

 Beach-Catamaran - Yvan Bourgnon SUI in the North-West Passage - Polar bear alert ! The stormy winds of the past days forced Yvan Bourgnon on his way South along the Canadian coast to hop from bay to bay for shelter. In Qikiqtarjuaq Bay, Bourgnon had the visit of an ice bear during the night, leaning on a hull of his catamaran. A shot with the signal pistol and shouting chased the animal away. The news.
Meanwhile, the winds have calmed down and Yvan Bourgnon SUI is now really underway on the last leg of his adventure, the 400 miles' crossing from Canada to Greenland. Check-out the reports and videos on the Bourgnon facebook page.
 
Top News – Monday, September 18, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 4, Chris Barnard USA 22nd

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 4, Chris Barnard USA 22nd The first three Final Series races, the fleets racing on Gold and Silver rounds, were held at the Laser Worlds in Split yesterday in light winds.
With the ranks 2/1/10, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA took the overall lead 2 pts ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS, and another 2 pts back the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS, best of the day (1/1/5). Pavlos Kontides CYP had a bad day with the ranks 1/dnf/26 and dropped on rank 9. Chris Barnard USA is 22nd.
The ranking list, the daily news and the Laser website with videos.
Monday, September 18, 2017   

6 Meter Class World Championship 2017, Vancouver CAN, September 15-21, Race day 1, Peter Hofmann USA leads in Classic Division

 6 Meter Class World Championship 2017, Vancouver CAN, September 15-21, Race day 1, Peter Hofmann USA leads in Classic Division The 2017 Six Metre World Championships got underway for 45 teams representing 11 nations that have come to compete in either the Open Division or Classic Division. Two races were completed yesterday, with Phillippe Durr (SUI) and Ben Mumford (CAN) tied for the lead of the Open Division while Peter Hofmann (USA) has a one point lead over HM Don Juan Carlos de Borbón (ESP) in the Classic Division. The 8-race series is being held September 17-20. The event website with results, video replays and SAP Sailing Analytics.
 
Top News – Sunday, September 17, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 3, Barnard USA 19th

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 3, Barnard USA 19th The Laser Standard Worlds in Split CRO continued yesterday with two races sailed in a 20 kn wind. Pavlos Kontides CYP stayed on top of the rankings with another bullet. Three points behind follows the trio Matthew Wearn AUS, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA and Sam Meech NZL. Chris Barnard USA in now 19th, Robert Davis CAN 55th.
The results, the daily news and the event website.
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

J/70 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Final results, Duncan USA World Champion, Keane USA 2nd

 J/70  - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Final results, Duncan USA World Champion, Keane USA 2nd Fresh winds around 25 kn made the final day at the J/70 World Championship spectacular. Here the video. Peter Duncan USA and his team were again the team of the day with the ranks 1 and 3, and were crowned World Champions with a 15 points lead on Brian Keane USA. Luca Domenici ITA moved up on rank 3 on the last day.
The ranking lists and the final report.
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

Longtze - Alps Cup 2017 - Act 5 - Riva ITA - Day 2

 Longtze - Alps Cup 2017 - Act 5 - Riva ITA - Day 2 After the two races sailed on the opening day in a slackening Northwind, the sun was out yesterday and four races were completed in a 20-25 kn Ora. On top of the rankings, the positions seem to be taken. Jarmo Wieland SYH won all 4 heats and is clearly on rank 1 ahead of Michael Bergher GER, who is just one point in front of Markus Ziltener SUI.
The ranking list and a well-edited video cut from the making of the Alps-Cup in Riva. The Longtzes sail at velocities of up to 18 kn in these conditions !
Sunday, September 17, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Final results

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Final results A 20 kn breeze prevailed also on the last day of the GC32 Racing Tour Act 4 in Corsica FRA. After the last Speed-Contest run - winner - 'Argo' of Jason Caroll USA reaching 21,25 kn - five more races were held. Bad luck for the clearly leading 'Malizia' of Pierre Cashiragi MON, caught at a mark in the 3rd race damaging the rudder forcing her to abandon the competition prematurely. This opened the way to an overall victory for 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI, defeating 'Argo' in a close fight by a two points' margin. Two points is the lead off the Swiss also in the overall tour rankings.The final Round of the Tour will be held in October in Marseille FRA.
The results, the news and the videos.
 
Top News – Saturday, September 16, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 2, Barnard USA 22nd

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 2, Barnard USA 22nd The 147 participants at the Laser Worlds had to wait for wind until 15 hrs p.m. UTC to start to the only race of the day in light winds with Pavlos Kontides CYP - winner of all three heats of his Group so far -, Matthew Wearn AUS and Eliott Hanson GBR on rank 1. In the overall rankings, Kontides CYP leads with a 4 points' advance on Sam Meech NZL. Sergey Komissarov RUS is new on rank 3, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA is now 4th. Chris Barnard USA advanced on the 22nd position with a 2nd race rank in his Group. Robert Davis CAN is 62nd.
The ranking list, the event website and the video of the opening day.
Saturday, September 16, 2017   

J/70 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 4, Duncan USA leads

 J/70  - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 4, Duncan USA leads The J/70 Championship in Porto Cervo continued yesterday with the fleet split in Gold- and Silver Rounds. Initially, the Mistral - around 20 kn - stayed on, but during the second race in the afternoon, a light Southwind filled in and the heat had to be abandoned.
Winner in the Goldfleet was Peter Cunningham CAY followed by Peter Duncan USA, who extended his overall lead on 10 points. New on rank 2 is Gustavo Martinez ESP, Claudia Rossi ITA descended on rank 3.
The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, September 16, 2017   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 3, Carroll USA 3rd

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 3, Carroll USA 3rd The fresh Mistral delayed the first starts yesterday and only late in the afternoon, two short races and the Speed-Challenge could be held. In a 10 kn wind, the fastest cat was 'Realteam' with an 18,32 kn chrono. Winner of the two races were '.film racing' of Simon Delzoppo AUS (tactics Leigh McMillan GBR) and 'Malizia', steered by the owner Pierre Cashiragi MON (tactics now Sébastien Col FRA). 'Malizia' is the overall leader 14 points ahead of 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI on 2nd, who recovered from the bad Thursday with the ranks 2 and 3 yesterday. Downers for 'Argo' of Jason Carroll USA with the ranks 5 and 6, relegating them on rank 3 overall. Today, last day of the event, more short races are on the program.
The results and the daily news.
 
Top News – Friday, September 15, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 1, Barnard USA 37th, Davis CAN 51st

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2017 - Split CRO - Day 1, Barnard USA 37th, Davis CAN 51st Light and variable winds between 6 and 10 kn prevailed on the first day of the Laser Standard World Championship in Split CRO and the 147 participants' fleet, split in three Groups, sailed 2 races each.
The Olympic medalist Pavlos Kontides CYP won both heats of his Group and took the overall interim's lead ahed of Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA, twice on 2nd. The 3rd place is shared by Sam Meech NZL, Giovanni Coccoluto ITA and Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR. Some favorites, among them Tonci Stipanovic CRO (a 17th race rank) and the defending Champion Tom Burton AUS (a 21st place) had already their first downers. Chris Barnard USA is 37th, Robert Davis CAN 51st.
The results and the daily news.
Friday, September 15, 2017   (Image © Kurt Arrigo)

J/70 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 3, Duncan USA leads

 J/70  - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 3, Duncan USA leads After two days' waiting because of the too strong Mistral, the J/70 World Championship on Sardinia finally begun yesterday with the 147 teams' fleet split in 3 Groups sailing 3 races in a 12-20 kn breeze. Finishing 1/3/1, Peter Duncan USA (tactics Judd Smith USA) took the interim's lead ahead of Claudia Rossi ITA (1/4/1) and Franco Rosserio ITA on 3rd. The best Swiss Alain Stettler SUI is 41st, Mathias Bermejo SUI follows on the 50th and Stefan Seger SUI on the 61st rank.
The ranking list, the daily news and the video of the day.
Friday, September 15, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Final results

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Final results Sarah-Quita Offringa NED/Aruba and Antoine Albeau FRA are the winners of the PWA Worldcup Slalom in Hvide Sande DEN. In a chaotic final, Sarah-Quita Offringa secured the overall victory inspite of a disqualification, as her Semifinal Group sailed the wrong course. Leading with rank one in view, Delphine Cousin FRA plunged in her first gybe and Offringa was the premature Slalom World Champion.
The light winds allowed only one Elimination and Antoine Albeau FRA remained clearly on top ahead of Mateo Iachino ITA and Ross Williams GBR.
The videos and all details on the PWA website.
Friday, September 15, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 2, Carroll USA 2nd

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2017 - Calvi FRA - Day 2, Carroll USA 2nd Still in fresh winds around 20 kn, but now on flat water, 5 races were sailed off Corsica yesterday. Sébastien Col FRA steering the Monegasque 'Malizia' won all 5 heats taking the clear overall lead. Jason Carroll USA (with the former 'Alinghi' helmsman Morgan Larson USA steering) follows on 2nd, 'Team Engie' of Sébastien Rogues FRA is 3rd. The Tour leader 'Realteam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI dropped on rank 4.
The results and the news.
 
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