International – Thursday, July 18, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019   

Youth World Championship 2019 - Day 3, Results of all North American and Caribbean Sailors/Teams

 Youth World Championship 2019 - Day 3, Results of all North American and Caribbean Sailors/Teams 2019 Youth World Sailing Championship, Gdynia/Poland
Ranks of North Americans and Caribbeans. July 17th


420 Boys, 30 boats, 6 races:
6th Oliver Hurwitz/Ethan Froelich USA
25th Moritz Heidenreich/David Frost CAN
29th Carlos Romero/Bruno Aciemo MEX

420 Girls, 24 boats, 6 races:
1st Madeline Hawkins/Yumi Yoshiyasu USA
24th Savannah Taylor/Elisie Gilles CAN

Laser Radial Boys, 57 boats, 6 races:
7th Connor Nelson USA
9th Ryan Anderson CAN
16th Thad Lettsome IVB
23rd Campbell Patton BER
27th Mathie Dale ISV
24th Savannah Taylor/Elisie Gilles CAN
36th Daniel Smit ANT
50th Darius Berrenos AHO
53rd Adrian Elizondo Garza ¨MEX
57th Trent Hardwick BIZ

Laser Radial Girls, 47 boats, 6 races :
22nd Grace Austin USA
29th Hunter Dejean CAN
37th Jalese Gordon ANT
41st Mary Kathryn Grace TCA
42nd Maria Porter MEX
46th Ava Hider CAY

29er Boys, 28 boats, 9 races:
11th Stephen Baker/Oliver Duncan USA
17th Thomas & William Staples CAN
20th Dawson Kohl/Steven Hardee ISV

29er Girls, 25 boats, 8 races:
2nd Berta Puig/Isabella Casaretto USA
14th Morgan Kittson/Adrianna Baird CAN
24th Lola Kohl/Lucy Klempen ISV

Nacra 15 Mixed, 21 boats, 9 races:
8th Jack Sutter/Charlotte Versavel USA

RS:X Boys, 20 boards, 7 races:
8th Alex Torres Rinaldelli MEX
17th Alexander Temko USA

RS:X Girls, 20 boards, 7 races:
8th Joanna Diego MEX
16th Dominique Stater USA



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Thursday, July 18, 2019   (Image © Szymon Sikora)

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X - Youth World Championship - Gdynia POL - Day 3, USA girls on top in the 420 and 29ers

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X - Youth World Championship - Gdynia POL - Day 3, USA girls on top in the 420 and 29ers Seb Menzies/Blake McGlashan NZL enjoyed the fresher breeze around 15kn on the third day of the Youth Worlds and extended their lead on the 2nd-ranked Sade/Homri ISR in the 420 Boys to 13 points. ----- Madeline Hawkings/Yumi Yoshiyasu USA continue to dominate the 420 Girls increasing their advantage on 18 points. Theresa Steinlein/Lina Plettner GER on rank 2 are only 3 points in front of Natascha and Samira Rast SUI jumping on the 3rd place with a race win. ----- In the 29ers Boys, the defending champions Matthias Berthet/Aleksander Franks NOR have now a 16 point lead on Archie Cropley/Max Paul AUS. ----- In the 29er Girls , Martina Carlsson/Amanda Ljunggren SWE are the new leaders ahead of Berta Puig/Isabella Cassereto USA just one point back. ----- With two race wins, Silas Mühle/Levke Möller GER increased their advantage in the Nacra 15 on Will Cooley/Rebecca Hancock AUS to 5 points. Petard/Declef FRA are 3rd. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Tytus Butowski POL - the star of the local public and media - is on the first place 3 points ahead of Juan Cardosos ARG. Zac Littlewood AUS follows on the 3rd rank. ----- Chiara Benini ITA and Ana Moncada ESP share now the lead in the Lasers Radial.----- Nicolo Renna ITA dominates the RS:X Boys windsurfers 7 points ahead of Fabien Pianazza FRA. ----- In the RS:X Girls windsurfers, Héloise Macquaert FRA is the new leader as Natasa Lappa CYP was relegated on rank 2 after a disqualification. ----- France is leading in the Nations Rankings, the USA are 5th among the 67 nations. ----- Go to a results overview of all North American and Caribbean sailors/teams. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, July 18, 2019   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France - Port Barcarès FRA - Day 13, ranks 1 and 2 for Oman

 Diam 24 - Tour de France - Port Barcarès FRA - Day 13, ranks 1 and 2 for Oman Omani one-two in the short races of Port Barcarès yesterday with 'efg Privat Bank' with Pierre Pennec FRA winning ahead of 'Renaissance Services' with Stevie Morrison GBR. 'Béjaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA extended her overall lead on 9 points. ----- The ranking lists and the daily newst (in English or French). ----- Today, the Coastal Race in Hyères is on the program.
Thursday, July 18, 2019   (Image © Angela Trawoeger)

WASZP - European Championship 2019 - Malcesine ITA - Day 1, 80 one-design foiling skiffs racing

 WASZP - European Championship 2019 - Malcesine ITA - Day 1, 80 one-design foiling skiffs racing Alexander Hogheim NOR ahead of Juan Costa ESP and Rory Hunter GBR are the leading trio after day one of the WASZP European Championship on Lake Garda where the 80 participants sailed three races. ----- The ranking list and the event website.
Thursday, July 18, 2019   

Various classes - 50th Transpacific Race Los Angeles - Honolulu - Argo and PowerPlay Ltd fighting for line honors

 Various classes - 50th Transpacific Race Los Angeles - Honolulu - Argo and PowerPlay Ltd fighting for line honors Just after our Press deadline 7 a.m. UTC (21:00 HST), 'Argo' of Jason Carroll USA and 'PowerPlay Ltd' of Peter Cunningham CAY 42nm behind will fight for the line honors in Honolulu. The third MOD70 multihull 'Maserati' of of Giovanni Soldini ITA on 3rd 207nm behind never played a role in the duel for victory. 'Comanche', the 100-foot Maxi of Samantha Grant and Jim Cooney AUS on 4th is the first monohull 413nm behind the leader. ----- Here the latest leaderboard. ----- The race tracker with positions by division and overall, as well as the event website with more details.
Thursday, July 18, 2019   

TP52 - Super Series - Act 4 - Cascais POR - Day 2, Quantum USA remains first

 TP52 - Super Series - Act 4 - Cascais POR - Day 2, Quantum USA remains first The TP52 Super Series continued yesterday with two races sailed at Cascais POR in an up to 25kn breeze. 'Quantum' of Doug DeVos USA with Ed Baird USA defended the first place with two 2nd ranks. 'Azzurra' of Alberto Roemmers ARG with Santiago Lange ARG and 'Phoenix' of Harm Müller-Spreer GER with John Kostecki USA follow on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- The news and the video des Tages.
Thursday, July 18, 2019   

Match Racing - 53rd Governor's Cup Junior Championship - New Port Beach CA - Day 2 - Takahashi NZL, Dair USA and Stevenson NZL on top

 Match Racing - 53rd Governor's Cup Junior Championship - New Port Beach CA - Day 2 - Takahashi NZL, Dair USA and Stevenson NZL on top The winner of Round Robin 1 Leonard Takahashi NZL (8-3 w/l) is on top after two Round Robin 2 matches already sailed ahead of Frank Dair USA and Jordan Stevenson NZL all with two wins on the second day of the 53rd Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship in New Port Beach CA. ----- 12 international teams representing six nations compete until July 20 in a double round-robin series to advance the top four teams to the knock out matches for the Semi-Finals, Finals, and Petit Finals. ----- The results and the event website.
International – Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019   (Image © Robert Hajduk)

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - Gdynia POL - Day 2, seven North Americans in top 10

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - Gdynia POL - Day 2, seven North Americans in top 10 Good sailing conditions prevailed yesterday in Poland and all fleets completed the full program. ----- In the 29er Girls, Antonia and Victoria Schultheis MLT have taken the lead ahead of Berta Puig/Isabella Casaretto USA. ----- In the 29er Boys, the defending champions Matthias Berthet/Aleksander Franks NOR are on top after 6 races. Kohonen/Bremer FIN on 2nd are already 10 points behind. ----- In the 420 Boys, Seb Menzies/Blake McGlashan NZL are on first with Martin Wizner/Pedro Ameneiro ESP following on 2nd. ----- The 420 Girls are lead by Madeline Hawkings/Yumi Yoshiyasu USA, 5 points in front of Kana Kobayashi/Natsumi Shirasu JPN and Theresa Steinlein/Lina Plettner GER tied on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- In the Nacra 15, Will Cooley/Rebecca Hancock AUS are now one point ahead of Titouan Petard/Marion Declef FRA. ----- In the Laser Radial Boys, Tytus Butowski POL has a one point advantage on Wonn Kye Lee SGP. ------ In the Laser Radial Girls, Chiara Benini ITA defended her lead ahead of Ana Moncada ESP and Shai Kakon ISR. In the RS:X Boys windsurfers is Nicolo Renna ITA on top. ----- In the RS:X Girls windsurfers, Linoy Geva ISR helds the first position. ----- All positions of the North American and Caribbean sailors/teams . ----- All ranking lists, including the updated Nations Ranking, and the daily news.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019   

Finn - Silver-Cup (U23-WM)- Anzio ITA - Day 1 - Theuninck SUI first leader, no North Americans

Finishing on the ranks 3/2/4, Nils Theuninck SUI is the first leader in the Finn Junior World Championship, initiated yesterday with three races sailed in Anzio ITA in perfect conditions with a 12 to 16kn wind. Oskari Muhonen FIN follows 3 points behind. James Skulczuk GBR is 3rd. ----- The results, the news and the video of the day.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019   

Diam-24-Trimaran - Tour de France - Port Barcarès FRA - Day 12, Golfe du Morbihan day winner

 Diam-24-Trimaran - Tour de France - Port Barcarès FRA - Day 12, Golfe du Morbihan day winner The Mediterranean part of the 2019 Tour de France began yesterday in Port Barcarès with a 40nm Coastal Race, won by 'Golfe du Morbihan' with Robert Solune FRA advancing on rank 4 overall. 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA finished 3rd and defended her lead. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019   

Various classes - 50th Transpacific Race Los Angeles - Honolulu - the fast multihulls now in command

 Various classes - 50th Transpacific Race Los Angeles - Honolulu - the fast multihulls now in command The latest leaderboard (July 16, 21h UTC) has three fast multihulls, started in the Saturday July 13 fleet, on top with 'Argo' of Jason Carroll USA as first ('Collisto' info not valid as tracker malfunctions). 'PowerPlay Ltd' CAY of Peter Cunningham followed 66nm back, 'Maserati' ITA of Giovanni Soldini ITA was 162nm behind. ----- The race tracker with positions by division and overall, as well as the event website with more details.
International – Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019   

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Final results - Gold for Marco Gradoni ITA and Maria Perello ESP, best five North Americans in second half of 64 boat Goldfleet

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Final results - Gold for Marco Gradoni ITA and Maria Perello ESP, best five North Americans in second half of 64 boat Goldfleet Marco Gradoni ITA, winner of the two races sailed again in well-established trade winds and big waves yesterday, is the outstanding winner of the 2019 Optimist World Championshp, his third in a row, a unique performance in the over 50 year history of the Class. Richard Schultheis MLT and Jaime Ayarza ESP earned Silver and Bronze. ----- Similar is the achievement of Maria Perello ESP, dominating in the Girls rankings ahead of Amparo Stupenengo ARG and Okyanus Arykan TUR. ----- The North Americans sailing in the Goldfleet finished the event on the ranks 32 (Thommie Grit USA), 34 (Samara Walshe), 35 (Tommy Sitzmann USA) and 50 (Jack Redmond USA). Winborne Majette ISV is on rank 52. ----- All ranking lists and the final report.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - Gdynia POL - Day 1, Nelson Connor USA 2nd Laser

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - Gdynia POL - Day 1, Nelson Connor USA 2nd Laser The 2019 Youth World Sailing Championship began yesterday in Poland in a light 7-10kn breeze, allowing only some of the classes to sail their first races. ----- The 420 Boys completed two races with Achille Casco/Eliot Schick SUI, ranks 3 and 5, taking the lead. On the ranks 2 and 3 followed Seb Menzies/Blake McGlashan NZL and Martin Wizner/Pedro Almeira ESP - the duo fighting for the 420 Worlds title in Portugal last week. ----- The 420 Girls did not race. ----- In the 29er-Boys, the full program with 3 races was completed. Ville Korhonen/Edvard Bremer FIN are first ahead of Mathias Berthet/Aleksander Franks NOR and Marius Westerlind/Olle Aronsson SWE. ----- The 29er Girls did not sail. ----- The Lasers Radial completed one heat in both genders. In the Boys, Otto Dahlberg FIN leads ahead of Connor Nelson USA and Tytus Butowski POL. ----- In the Radial Girls, Chiara Benini ITA ahead of Manon Peyre FRA and Simone Chen SGP are in front. ----- In the Nacras 15, Silas Mühle/Levke Möller GER and Will Cooley/Rebecca Hancock AUS share the lead after two races. Titouan Petard/Marion Declef FRA follow on rank 3. ----- The RS:X windsurfers did not compete. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019   (Image © Angela Trawoeger)

Moth, WASZP, Flying Phantom, Easy-to-fly - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Final results

 Moth, WASZP, Flying Phantom, Easy-to-fly - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Final results The Lake Garda Foiling Week, an event organised for some years now, was held over the past weekend with five Classes present. ----- In the largest fleet, the Moths with 83 participants, Francesco Bruni ITA finished first ahead of Carlo De Paoli ITA and Dave Kenefick IRL. ----- In the Open-rankings, Ernst-Michael Miller GER on an iFly was first. ----- In the Easy-to-Fly (a 3-person foiler), Jean-Christoph Mourniac FRA and his team were on top. ----- Maxime and Jérémy Bachelin SUI won in the Flying Phantoms ahead of the Vendée-Globe-winner François Gabart FRA on 2nd and Alex Schneiter/Gurvan Bontemps SUI on 3rd. ----- A Norvegian trio was on top of the remarkable WASZP fleet, tuning up for the European Championship to be held at the same venue as from tomorrow, with Alexander Hogheim NOR, Nicolai Jacobson NOR and Erik Karlsen NOR. ----- All ranking lists and the event website.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019   

J/80 - World Championship 2019 - Bilbao ESP - Day 1, McGugan CAN 58th among 80 teams from 11 nations

 J/80 - World Championship 2019 - Bilbao ESP - Day 1, McGugan CAN 58th among 80 teams from 11 nations After the first three races sailed in moderate conditions in Northern Spain yesterday, Pierre Laouenan FRA and his team are the first leaders in front of a - as always - large Spanish J/80 fleet. Hugh McGugan CAN (Kingston YC) and his team are on the 58th place. ----- 80 teams from 11 nations and 3 continents are present. ----- The ranking list and the newst (in Spanish).
Tuesday, July 16, 2019   

Diam-24-Trimaran - Tour de France - Port Barcarès FRA - Day 11, Start of Part II on the Mediterranean

 Diam-24-Trimaran - Tour de France - Port Barcarès FRA - Day 11, Start of Part II on the Mediterranean The Tour-de-France will resume sailing on the Mediterranean Sea today with a Coastal Race in Port Barcarès. Two more stages are planned in Hyères and in Nizza. ----- The situation on top of the rankings is fully open with 'Bejaflore' of Valentin Bellet FRA on rank 1 with a 2 point advantage on 'Cheminées Poujoulat' of Robin Follin FRA. ----- In the Amateur rankings, 'Grégory Lemarchal - Les Sables d'Olonne' is only one point ahead of 'Ville de Genève' of Victor Casas SUI. ----- The ranking lists and the daily news.
International – Monday, July 15, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 7, Marco Gradoni ITA on the way to his 3rd title, USA team loosing ranks

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 7, Marco Gradoni ITA on the way to his 3rd title, USA team loosing ranks Fresh winds, big waves and a strong current made racing off Antigua again very challenging yesterday, ideal for the leading trio extending the lead on the rest of the fleet in the two races of the day. The defending champion Marco Gradoni ITA has now a 17 point advantage and his chances to become the first in the Optimist history to win three World Championship titles are perfect in the last races of the competition today. Richard Schultheis MLT kept his 2nd place but the advantage on Jaime Ayarza ESP, best of the day with the ranks 2 and 1, new on rank 2, is only 2 points. Ian Walker RSA on 4th is already 29 points behind the Bronze Medal. The best Girl Maria Perello ESP follows on rank 9. ----- The North Americans sailing in the Goldfleet all lost 10 ranks and more and are now on the ranks 26 (Thommie Grit USA), 34 (Samara Walshe), 36 (Jack Redmond USA) and 37 (Tommy Sitzmann USA). Winborne Majette ISV is on rank 51.The results and the daily news.
Monday, July 15, 2019   (Image © Pepe Hartmann)

Laser - Europcup 2019 - Warnemünde GER - Final results, Elena Oetling MEX 6th

 Laser - Europcup 2019 - Warnemünde GER - Final results, Elena Oetling MEX 6th The Laser Europacup in Warnemuende was concluded yesterday in light winds. ----- In the Lasers 4.7, Ole Schwiekendiek GER succeeded to replace the leading Ties Wijbinga NED on top with the day ranks 1 and 3. Anja Von Allmen SUI defended the 3rd place as best Girl. ----- In the Lasers Radial Men, Prszemyslav Machowski POL finished on rank 1 with two bullets yesterday. Anton Loeck GER and Oskar Madonich UKR completed the podium. In the Radial Women, Caroline Rosmo NOR was the superior winner ahead of Laura Schewe GER and Ekatarina Sanko BLR. Elena Oetling MEX, the only North American present, finsished on 6th. ----- Norvegian is the winner also in the Lasers Standard with Uffe Tomasgaard NOR. Maksim Dzihael BLR and Kacper Stanislawski POL are on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- All ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, July 15, 2019   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - Gdynia POL

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - Gdynia POL Today is day one of the Youth World Sailing Championship in Poland with 409 participants from 66 nations on the entry list. North America is well represented with teams from the USA, CAN and MEX, as well as a number of Carribean nations. ----- The report on the Opening event of yesterday.
Monday, July 15, 2019   

Diam-24-Trimaran - Tour de France - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 10, Atlantic Ocean part concludes, racing resumes tomorrow on the Mediterranean Sea with Bejaflore still on top

 Diam-24-Trimaran - Tour de France - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 10, Atlantic Ocean part concludes, racing resumes tomorrow on the Mediterranean Sea with Bejaflore still on top The Omani 'Renaissance Services' with Stevie Morrison GBR were the winners of the Les Sables short races, as first team to finish on top for the third time. They advanced on rank 4 overall. 'CER - Ville de Genève' with Victor Casas SUI terminated as second. ----- 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA is still on rank 1, but 'Cheminées Poujoulat' with Robin Follin FRA, 3rd yesterday, is only 2 points behind. ----- The results and the daily news. ----- With the Les Sables d'Olonne races, the Atlantic part of the Tour-de-France was concluded. Today, the trimarans will be transported to the Mediterranean Sea where racing will resume with a Coastal Race in Port Barcarès tomorrow.
Monday, July 15, 2019   

Various classes - 50th Transpacific Race Los Angeles - Honolulu - Day 6, Ho'okolohe USA still first

 Various classes - 50th Transpacific Race Los Angeles - Honolulu - Day 6, Ho'okolohe USA still first The positions of the leading boats were unchanged at the last roll call with the Farr 57 'Ho'okolohe' of Cecil and Alyson Rossi , Novato, CA, USA on first with a reduced advantage on 'Brigadoon', a Tripp 56 of Daniel Gribble, Laguna Niguel, CA, USA of 13nm. Clearly leading in their Divisions, twice as fast as the interim leaders, are 'Comanche', the Verdier/VPLP 100 of Jim Cooney & Samantha Grant, Sydney, NSW, AUS as well as 'Argo', the MOD 70 of Jason Carroll, New York, NY, USA. ----- The race tracker with positions by division and overall, as well as the event website with all details.
International – Sunday, July 14, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019   

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 6, Gradoni ITA extends lead, four USA sailors on ranks 18 to 29

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 6, Gradoni ITA extends lead, four USA sailors on ranks 18 to 29 The defending champion Marco Gradoni ITA extended his lead at the Optimist Worlds on Antigua to 9 points with another race win yesterday in the first two Final Series races held in thundery conditions with gusts of up to 26kn. Richard Schultheiss MLT remains the runner-up. New on rank 3 is now Sebastian Kempe BER. The best girl Maria Perello ESP advanced on rank 11. ----- The North Americans sailing in the Goldfleet are now on the ranks 18 (Tommy Sitzmann USA), 20 (Samara Walshe), 21 (Thommie Grit USA), 29 (Jack Redmond USA). Winborne Majette ISV is on rank 53. -----The results and the daily news.
Sunday, July 14, 2019   

Laser - Europacup 2019 - Warnemünde GER - Day 3, Elena Oetling MEX 6th

 Laser - Europacup 2019 - Warnemünde GER - Day 3, Elena Oetling MEX 6th After the unplanned lay day on Friday without wind, racing resumed yesterday at the Warnemuende Week, and all three Laser fleets completed two races. ----- In the Lasers 4.7, Ties Wijbinga NED extended his lead with another race win. Ole Schweckendiek GER advanced on rank 2. Anja von Allmen SUI, the best Girl, is on the 3rd place. ----- In the Lasers Radial Men, Maximilian Behrens GER is the new leader ahead of Anton Loeck GER and Oskar Madonich UKR closely behind. ----- In the Radial Women, Caroline Rosmo NOR extended her lead on the closest persuers Lena Haverland GER and Laura Schewe GER. Elena Oetling MEX is on the 6th place.----- Leader change in the Lasers Standard with Uffe Tomasgaard NOR replacing Maksim Dzihael BLR on top. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Sunday, July 14, 2019   

Musto-Skiff - World Championship 2019 - Medemblik NED - Final results, Keen GBR World Champion. no North Americans

Overthrow on top of the rankings after the final three races at the Musto Skiff World Championship in Medemblik NED yesterday with Bruce Keen GBR taking the World Champion title. The former leader Rick Peacock GBR dropped from the podium on rank 4. The defending champion Jon Newman AUS finished on 2nd, George Hand GBR earned Bronze. ----- The results and the event website.
Sunday, July 14, 2019   

Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 9, no change on top with Bejaflore and Cheminées Poujoulat on one and two

 Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 9, no change on top with Bejaflore and Cheminées Poujoulat on one and two Superior winner of the 31nm coastal race in Les Sables d'Olonne was the leader 'Bejaflore' with Valenten Bellet FRA extending her lead. 'Cheminées Poujoulat' on 3rd yesterday keeps rank 2 with a 6 point backlog. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
Sunday, July 14, 2019   (Image © Dobbs Davis, Transpac Media )

Various classes - 50th Transpacific Race Los Angeles - Honolulu - Day 5, all 90 boats underway now

 Various classes - 50th Transpacific Race Los Angeles - Honolulu - Day 5, all 90 boats underway now Yesterday, the third and last start was given off Pt. Fermin for the fastest of the 90 boat fleet from 10 nations, split in 12 divisions to race the 2'300nm to Hawaii, including the multihulls 'Maserati' and 'Argo' as well as the 100-footer 'Comanche'. ----- After one third of the distance this morning UTC, the Farr 57 'Ho'okolohe' of Cecil and Alyson Rossi , Novato, CA, USA was leading on elapsed time overall 24nm ahead of 'Brigadoon', a Tripp 56 of Daniel Gribble, Laguna Niguel, CA, USA. The race tracker with positions by division and overall, as well as the event website with all details.
Sunday, July 14, 2019   

RC44 - World Championship 2019 - Marstrand SWE - Final results, Team Aqua of Chris Bake GBR World Champion

 RC44 - World Championship 2019 - Marstrand SWE - Final results, Team Aqua of Chris Bake GBR World Champion 'Team Aqua' of Chris Bake GBR and Cameron Appleton NZL as tactician defended the first place and earned the World Champion title ahead of 'Team Nika' of Vladimir Prosikhin RUS (with Tom Slingsby AUS) and 'Artemis' of Torbjörn Tornquist SWE (with Andy Horton USA) on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
Sunday, July 14, 2019   (Image © Ian Roman)

12mR - World Championship 2019 - Newport RI, USA - Final results, World Titles Claimed in Four Divisions

 12mR - World Championship 2019 - Newport RI, USA - Final results, World Titles Claimed in Four Divisions Exciting was the fifth and final day of the 2019 12 Metre World Championship in Newport RI. With 'Nyala' of Patrizio Bertelli ITA (with Maurizio Pelaschier ITA) having clinched her series early in the 'Vintage Division' after a sweep of yesterday’s two races, it came down to single races today to determine World Champions in Grand Prix, Modern and Traditional Divisions. ----- In 'Grand Prix Division' (with the newest boats), 'Legacy' of Thomas Andersen DEN (with Jesper Bank DEN) grasped the title. ----- In the largest Division with 8 teams, the 'Moderns', 'Challenge 12' of Jack Le Fort, Jamestown, RI, USA (with Ken Read USA) reclaimed rank one with two race wins yesterday. ----- In the 'Traditional Division', 'Columbia' of Kevin Hegarty/Anthony Chiurco, Newport, RI, USA remained on top. In the 'Spirit Division' (with no title at stake), 'America II' (US-42) of Scott Curtis, New York, NY, USA finished first. ----- Competing in total were 21 historic 12 Metres from six countries – the largest fleet ever gathered in North America. ----- The results and the final report.
International – Saturday, July 13, 2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019   

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 5 - Italy Team-Race World Champions

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 5 - Italy Team-Race World Champions Defeating Thailand in the Final, Italy earned the Team Race title at the Optimist World Championship on Antigua. Bronze went to the Peru Team. Europe, Asia, the Americas .... truly global. The USA Team qualified for the last 8 and was eliminated by Peru. The event website with the Live Ticker. Photos and short reports on the event facebook page. ----- Today begins the crucial phase of the individual Championship. The defending champion Marco Gradoni ITA is starting to the Final Series in the Goldfleet one point in front of Richard Schultheiss MLT. Another point behind follows Ian Walker RSA. Four USA and an ISV sailor are qualified for the Goldfleet: Jack Redmond 19th, Samara Walshe 20th, Thommie Grit 21st, Tommy Sitzmann USA 36th and Winborne Majette ISV 54th. ----- The ranking list and the event website.
Saturday, July 13, 2019   (Image © Pepe Hartmann)

Laser - Europacup 2019 - Warnemünde GER - Day 2 - No wind

 Laser - Europacup 2019 - Warnemünde GER - Day 2 - No wind No wind in Warnemuende GER for the 198 participants in the Baltic Sea Act of the Laser Europacup.-----
After the first day with two races per fleet, Ties Wijbinga NED lead in the Laser 4.7 ahead of Anja Von Allmen SUI and Khamees Alhammadi UAE. ----- In the Lasers Radial men, Oskar Madonich UKR is first, in the Radial women, Caroline Rosmo NOR is on top. Emma Oestling MEX, the only North Americsan, is 4th. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Maksim Dzihael BLR is on rank 1. ----- The results and the daily news.
Saturday, July 13, 2019   

Musto Skiff - World Championship 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 5, a trio fighting for the title today

 Musto Skiff - World Championship 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 5, a trio fighting for the title today Three races were held yesterday after the lay day at the Musto-Worlds in Medemblik with three races more today to conclude the competition, crucial for the final outcome as the leading Rick Peacock GBR is only one point ahead of Bruce Keen GBR, with the defending champion Ian Newman AUS another point behind. ----- The results and the event website.
Saturday, July 13, 2019   (Image © Morgan Bove)

Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 8

 Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 8 Lay day at the Tour de France while the boats were transported to Les Sables d'Olonne, where the coastal race will be started today. ----- Two teams have been playing a major role so far: 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA ahead of 'Cheminées Poujoulat' with Robin Follin. Well placed so far is also the all-female team 'La Boulangère' with Mathilde Geron FRA on rank 10. ---- The daily news presenting the attractions ashore for the enchantment of a vast general public.
Saturday, July 13, 2019   

RC44 - World Championship 2019 - Marstrand SWE - Day 3, Team Aqua of Chris Bake GBR leading before last races today

 RC44 - World Championship 2019 - Marstrand SWE - Day 3, Team Aqua of Chris Bake GBR leading before last races today After the windless Thursday, four races were held yesterday in Marstrand SWE in a 10-12kn wind to catch up with the program at the RC44 Worlds. 'Team Aqua' of Chris Bake GBR with Cameron Appleton NZL calling the shot moved on top with a 7 point advantage on 'Team Ceeref' of Igor Lah SLO (with Adrian Stead GBR). Today, the Championship will be concluded with the last races. ----- The results and the daily news.
Saturday, July 13, 2019   

Melges 20 - World League, Europe - Act 4 - Riva ITA - Day 1, Wilbur USA 6th

 Melges 20 - World League, Europe - Act 4 - Riva ITA - Day 1, Wilbur USA 6th Round 4 of the Melges 20 World League began yesterday on Lake Garda with two races. The corinthian team of Marco Giannini ITA has taken the lead with a 9 point advantage on Pavel Gratchev RUS and Alexandr Ezkhov RUS tied on the ranks 2 and 3. Robert Wilbur USA (with Charlie McKee USA) follows on rank 6. ----- The results and the event website.
Saturday, July 13, 2019   

12mR - World Championship 2019 - Newport RI, USA - Day 4

 12mR - World Championship 2019 - Newport RI, USA - Day 4 After the two races of yesterday held in Newport RI in a 10-12kn wind, the premature Champion in the 'Vintage' Division before the last races today is 'Nyala', built in 1936, of Patrizio Bertelli ITA with Mauro Pelaschier ITA. In all other Divisions, the point gaps are minimal. In the 'Moderns', 'Enterprise' of Clayton Deutsch USA (tactics Vince Brun USA) replaced 'Challenge' of Jack Le Fort USA (with Ken Read USA) 2 points behind. In the 'Grand Prix Division', the advantage of 'Legacy' of Thomas Andersen DEN (with Jesper Bank DEN) is again 2 points ahead, as is the advantage of 'Columbia' of Kevin Hagarty USA in the 'Traditional Division'. No change in the 'Spirit Division' with 'America II' (US-42) of Scott Curtis USA on first at equal points with 'America II' (US-46) of Michael Fortenbaugh USA. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
International – Friday, July 12, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019   (Image © Osga Joao Ferreira)

420 - World Championship 2019 - Vilamoura POR - Final results - Gold for ESP, GBR and GRE, three USA teams in top-tens

 420 - World Championship 2019 - Vilamoura POR - Final results - Gold for ESP, GBR and GRE, three USA teams in top-tens The final two races at the 420 World Championship in Portugal, held in a 10kn breeze, removed Seb Menzies/Blake McGlashan NZL, defending champions and leaders during the whole event, from rank one in the Open rankings. Martin Vizner/Pedro Ameneiro ESP earned the Gold Medal ahead of the Kiwis. Bronze went to Conrad Konitzer/Fernando Rodriguez ESP. Will Mixyne Bachels/Louis Fontisee USA (North Lake and Biscayne Bay YC) are on the remarkable 10th place as best of the three USA teams among the 89 entrants. ----- In the 420 Women, Vita Heathcote/Milly Boyle GBR remained on top with Irene Calici/Petra Gregori ITA and Melina Pappa/Maria Tsamopoulou GRE completing the podium. Maddie Hawkins/Yumi Yoshiyasu USA (Annapolis YC) on rank 6 are the best ahead of 6 other USA Girls teams among the 37 entrants. ----- No change on the ranks one and two of the U17 with Odysseas Spanakis/Konstaninos Michalopoulos GRE earning the title ahead of Ange Delerce/Timothée Rossi FRA. Alberto Morales/Miguel Bethencourt ESP are 3rd. Vanessa Lahrkamp/Katherine McNamara USA (American YC) on 8th are the best of 4 USA U-17 teams in the 66 boat fleet ----- All results and the final report.
Friday, July 12, 2019   

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 4, USA qualified for Final of today

Yesterday, 38 races of the two-day Team Racing Worlds on Antiigua were held in a 15-17kn breeze and a big swell to select the best 16 among the 44 teams for the Final of today, here the Final elimination ladder (PDF). The USA Team qualified and will meet ESP today. ----- Fleetracing for the individual Championship will resume tomorrow. ----- The video of day 2 and the daily news.
Friday, July 12, 2019   

Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Jullouville FRA - Day 7

 Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Jullouville FRA - Day 7 Best of the three overall leading teams in the Jullouville short races, held in a 10-12kn wind yesterday, was 'Team Reseau IXIO' with the 470 World Champion Kevin Peponnet FRA standing in for the injured Sandro Lacan FRA as helmsman. No change in the overall rankings with 'Bejaflore' of Valentin Bellet FRA as first ahead of 'Cheminées Poujoulat' (Robin Follin FRA) and 'Reseau IXIO'. ----- Today, the multihulls will be transported to Les Sables d'Olonne, stage four of the Tour. ---- The ranking list and the daily news.
Friday, July 12, 2019   

Laser - Europacup 2019 - Warnemünde GER - Day 1, with 210 boats racing, Oertling MEX 4th Radial

 Laser - Europacup 2019 - Warnemünde GER - Day 1, with 210 boats racing, Oertling MEX 4th Radial Yesterday, the Baltic Sea Laser Europacup Regatta was kicked-off as part of the 2019 Warnemuende Week with two races sailed in each class. ----- Ties Wibjinga NED is on top of the Laser 4.7 Boys with two race wins, and Anja Von Allmen SUI is on rank 1 of the Laser 4.7 Girls with two bullets as well.
Oskar Madonich UKR occupies the first place in the Radial Men. Caroline Rosmo NOR leads in the Radial Women. Elena Oertling MEX, the only North American Laser sailor present, is 4th.
In the Lasers Standard, Maksim Dziahel BLR is on position one.
The results and the daily news.
Friday, July 12, 2019   

Windsurfing - Raceboard World Championship - Warnemünde GER - Final results

 Windsurfing - Raceboard World Championship - Warnemünde GER - Final results The Windsurfing Raceboard World Championships was concluded yesterday at the Warnemuende Week with Maksymilian Wojcik POL winning in the Men, Aleksandra Blinnikka FIN in the Women and Ferran Jurado ESP in the Juniors. Steven Uhtoff USA, the only North American present, finished 36th among the 73 starters. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, July 12, 2019   

12mR - World Championship 2019 - Newport RI, USA - Day 3, mixing it up

 12mR - World Championship 2019 - Newport RI, USA - Day 3, mixing it up After two races held yesterday in an 11-14kn breeze at the 12 Metre Worlds in Newport R.I., the situation remains close in three of the five divisions. ----- In the 'Grand Prix Division', the advantage of 'Legacy' of Thomas Andersen DEN (with Jesper Bank DEN), twice on 3rd yesterday, is down to one point. In the 'Traditionals Division', 'Columbia' of Kevin Hagarty USA kept a 2 point lead. In the 'Spirit Division', 'America II' (US-42) of Scott Curtis USA is now ahead on a tiebreaker with 'America II' (US-46) of Michael Fortenbaugh USA. ----- In the 'Modernes Division' however, 'Challenge 12' of Jack Le Fort USA (Ken Read USA tactics) has a 4 point advantage, and 'Nyala' of Patrizio Bertelli ITA (with Mauro Pelaschier ITA) is now even 7 points in front in the 'Vintage Division'. ----- All ranking lists, the daily news and the event facebook page.
Friday, July 12, 2019   

J/22 - World Championship 2019 - Warnemünde GER - Day 2, Lautier NED dominates, Koppernaes CAN stays on 3rd after seven races

 J/22 - World Championship 2019 - Warnemünde GER - Day 2, Lautier NED dominates, Koppernaes CAN stays on 3rd after seven races No change on top of the rankings at the J/22 Worlds in Warnemuende GER after the races of yesterday, held in moderate winds. Jean-Michel Lautier NED remains the dominating leader winning 6 of the 7 races completed so far. On rank 2 follows Reiner Brockerhoff FRA. Johan Koppernaes CAN remains on 3rd. Mike Farrington CAY and his team are on the 6th place among the 31 entrants from 7 nations. ----- The results and the daily news.
International – Thursday, July 11, 2019
Thursday, July 11, 2019   

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 3, Gradoni ITA replaces Schultheis MLT on rank 1

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 3, Gradoni ITA replaces Schultheis MLT on rank 1 In the last two Qualification Series races held in lighter (around 17kn) and unconstant winds, the defending champion Marco Gradoni ITA took the overall lead with two race wins. Richard Schultheis MLT follows one point behind on rank 2, Ian Walker RSA remains on the 3rd place. The best Girl Maria Perello ESP is on rank 16. ----- Four USA sailors are qualified for the Goldfleet: Jack Redmond 19th, Samara Walshe 20th, Thommie Grit 21st and Tommy Sitzmann USA. Winborne Majette ISV on 54th is in the Goldfleet as well. Andreas Steinitz CAN 145th, Riccardo Lopez-Cepero PUR 155th and Alexandro Riquelme Beckmann MEX 184th are the best among the other North American teams. ----- Today and tomorrow, the Team Race Worlds are on the program with the USA Team among the favorites. ----- The ranking list, the daily news and the video highlights of day 2.
Thursday, July 11, 2019   (Image © Joao Ferreira)

420 - World Championship 2019 - Vilamoura POR - Day 5, no wind, no racing, three final races today to conclude the Championship

 420 - World Championship 2019 - Vilamoura POR - Day 5, no wind, no racing, three final races today to conclude the Championship After the fresh breeze during the Qualifications and the light wind on the first Final Series day, the wind was missing yesterday in the South of Portugal. ----- In the Men/Open fleet, the defending champions Seb Menzies/Blake McGlashan NZL will start to the last Final races today with a 10 point advantage on Nacho Davila/Javier Mestre ESP. Will Mixyne Bachels/Louis Fontisee USA (North Lake and Biscayne Bay YC), sailing in the Goldfleet, are on rank 14, still as best of the three USA teams among the 89 entrants. ----- In the Women, Vita Heathcote/Milly Boyle GBR are 16 points ahead of Paula Von Wieringen/Maria Gil ESP. Maddie Hawkins/Yumi Yoshiyasu USA (Annapolis YC) on rank 11 are the best ahead of 6 other USA Girls teams among the 37 entrants, three of them sailing in the Goldfleet. ----- In the U17-rankings, Odysseas Spanakis/Konstaninos Michalopoulos GRE are on top 12 points in front of Ange Delerce/Timothee Rossi FRA. Vanessa Lahrkamp/Katherine McNamara USA (American YC) on 12th are the best of 4 USA U-17 teams in the 66 boat fleet. ----- The ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, July 11, 2019   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Jullouville FRA - Day 6

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Jullouville FRA - Day 6 The Tour-de-France continued yesterday with the (shortened) coastal race at Jullouville, the third stage of the event, with 'Bejaflore' of Valentin Bellet FRA as winner extending her lead on 'Cheminées Poujoulat' of Robin Follin on 5 points. The all-female team 'La Boulangère' of Mathilde Geron FRA remains on rank 10. ----- The ranking list and the news (in French or English).
Thursday, July 11, 2019   

Musto-Skiff - World Championship 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 3, Peacock GBR reclaims rank 1

 Musto-Skiff - World Championship 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 3, Peacock GBR reclaims rank 1 After the three races of yesterday, Rick Peacock GBR reclaimed rank 1 at the Musto-Worlds on the Ijssel-Meer. As best of the day with two bullets, George Hand GBR is new on rank 2. Jon Newman AUS dropped on rank 3. ----- The results and the event website.
Thursday, July 11, 2019   

RC44 - World Championship 2019 - Marstrand SWE - Day 1, Team Aleph FRA first leader after three races

 RC44 - World Championship 2019 - Marstrand SWE - Day 1, Team Aleph FRA first leader after three races The RC44 World Championship in Marstrand SWE began yesterday with three races held in a 15kn wind. 'Team Aleph' of Hugues Lepic FRA and Michele Ivaldi ITA tactics is the first leader 3 points ahead of 'Team Nika' of Vladimir Prosikhin RUS with Tom Slingsby AUS. ----- The results and the daily news.
Thursday, July 11, 2019   

12mR - World Championship 2019 - Newport RI, USA - Day 2, two races held, changes on top of three divisions

 12mR - World Championship 2019 - Newport RI, USA - Day 2, two races held, changes on top of three divisions Races 3 and 4 of the 12 Metre Worlds in Newport R.I. were held yesterday in a 8-12kn breeze with some changes on top of the interim rankings. ----- In the 'Modernes', 'Challenge 12' of Jack Le Fort USA (Ken Read USA tactics) is now the sole leader. 'Columbia' of Kevin Hagarty USA is new on top of the 'Traditionals'. 'Nyala' of Patrizio Bertelli ITA (with Mauro Pelaschier ITA) has moved on rank 1 of the 'Vintage'. ----- No change in the 'Grand Prix' with 'Legacy' of Thomas Andersen (with Jesper Bank DEN) winning all four races so far, as well as in the 'Spirit' with 'America II' of Michael Fortenbaugh USA on first. ----- The ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Thursday, July 11, 2019   

J/22 - World Championship - Warnemünder Woche - Warnemünde GER - Day 1, Lautier NED first leader, Koppernaes CAN 3rd

 J/22 - World Championship - Warnemünder Woche - Warnemünde GER - Day 1, Lautier NED first leader, Koppernaes CAN 3rd The J/22 World Championship kicked-off yesterday is the main event of the 2019 Warnemuende Week Part II. Four races were completed in a 15kn breeze all won by Jean-Michel Lautier NED and his team ahead of Reiner Brockerhoff FRA and Johan Koppernaes CAN. Mike Farrington CAY and his team are on the 6th place. 31 entrants from 7 nations participate. ----- The results and the daily news.
International – Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 2, Schultheis MLT flawless leader, Grit USA 6th

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 2, Schultheis MLT flawless leader, Grit USA 6th Flawless has been the performance of Richard Schultheis MLT so far, who won again both races of his group yesterday, but the defending Champion Marco Gradoni ITA keeps the pace adding two bullets on his results sheet as well moving up on rank 2 overall. Ian Walker RSA stays on the 3rd place. Thommie Grit USA is 6th. Maria Perello ESP and Samara Walshe USA on the ranks 16 and 17 are the best girls. Jack Redmond USA, 3rd after day one, had a bad day (ranks 18 and 49) and dropped on rank 48. Tommy Sitzmann USA (ranks 11/4) on the contrary is strongly coming from behind moving up on the 73rd position, a candidate for the top-10 as soon as the discard comes into effect. Winborne Majette ISV 30th, Andreas Steinitz CAN 111th, Riccardo Lopez-Cepero PUR 160th and Mateo Cortes Suarez MEX 176th are the best among the other North American teams. ----- The trade winds around 20kn and the big waves on the second day enjoyed the big-breeze specialists in the fleet. Check out the video to get an impression on the conditions, unusual for many participants. ----- The ranking list and the daily news. ----- Today, the last two qualification races are on the program, again to be followed over GPS tracking and a live ticker.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam-24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Fécamp FRA - Day 5, Bejaflore one point ahead of Cheminées Poujoulat

 Diam-24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Fécamp FRA - Day 5, Bejaflore one point ahead of Cheminées Poujoulat Stevie Morrison GBR and his 'Renaissance Services' team finished first in the Fécamp short race final sailed in light winds yesterday, improving the overall position after the abandoned coastal race of Monday. 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA remains on top, but 'Cheminées Poujoulat' - 2nd yesterday - reduced the backlog on one point. The all-female team 'La Boulangère' with Mathilde Geron FRA missed the qualification for the final of the best 8 and descended in the overall rankings on rank 8. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019   

Musto-Skiff - World Championship 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 2, 92 skiffs from 11 nations racing, Newman AUS leading

 Musto-Skiff - World Championship 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 2, 92 skiffs from 11 nations racing, Newman AUS leading After three windy races on the opening day, three moderate breeze regattas were completed yesterday on the Ijsselmeer NED with the defending champion Jon Newman AUS moving up on rank 1 with two race wins. Rick Peacock GBR and Bruce Keen GBR are the first challengers. The better of two women racing was Jena Mai-Hansen DEN, Olympic Silver in the 49ersFX, on rank 84 (including 3 DNCs on day one) in her first Musto regatta. 92 participants from 11 nations. ----- The results and the daily news.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019   

Various Classes - Warnemünde Week - Warnemünde GER - Day 4, with North Americans in Raceboards, J/22 and Radial Women

 Various Classes - Warnemünde Week - Warnemünde GER - Day 4, with North Americans in Raceboards, J/22 and Radial Women At half time of the traditional Warnemuende Week, a number of German dominated classes concluded their competitions (see ranking lists). ----- The Windsurfing Raceboard World Championship is still underway with Maksymilian Wocik POL having won all 6 races in the Men fleet, Aleksandra Blinnikka FIN first in the Women fleet and Ferran Jurado Besa ESP dominating the Junior fleet. Steven Uhthoff USAis 35th in the Men fleet. ----- Today begins the J/22 World Championship with 31 teams from 6 nations on the entry list, among them Johan Koppernaes CAN and Mike Farrington CAY and their teams. ----- The Laser-Europacup Baltic Sea event begins today as well with 215 participants from 25 nations with Elena Oetling MEX in the Radials. Here the preview of this highlight of the week. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019   

12mR - World Championship 2019 - Newport RI, USA - Day 1, ... And They are Off !

 12mR - World Championship 2019 - Newport RI, USA - Day 1, ... And They are Off ! The 21 historic yachts, split in five divisions, sailed two races, the second one shortened, on the first day of the 12 Metre World Championship on Rhode Island Sound off Newport R.I. yesterday. The leaders in the different fleets are 'Legacy' of Thomas Andersen (with Jesper Bank DEN) in the 'Grand Prix', 'Courageous' of Ralph Isham USA and 'Challenge 12' of Jack Lefort USA in the 'Moderns', 'American Eagle' in the 'Traditionals', 'Onawa' in the 'Vintage' and 'America II' of Michael Fortenbaugh USA in the 'Spirit'. ----- All ranking lists, the daily news, the event website and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
International – Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Tuesday, July 9, 2019   (Image © Junichi Hirai)

Laser Standard - World Championship 2019 - Sakaiminiati JPN - Final results, Burton AUS World Champion, Buckingham USA 11th

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2019 - Sakaiminiati JPN - Final  results, Burton AUS World Champion, Buckingham USA 11th With two Final Series races yesterday and another two today Tuesday July 9th, the Laser Standard World Championship in Japan was concluded with the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS winning the title prematurely before the last race. Matthew Wearn AUS delivered three top ten results finishing on rank 2 overall. The 2nd-ranked before the final day Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA however dropped from the podium on rank 6, leaving Bronze for George Gautrey NZL. ----- The final ranks of the North Americans sailing in the Goldfleet are Charlie Buckingham USA 11th, Christopher Barnard USA 29th, Henry Marshall USA 39th and Robert Davis CAN 50th. Yanic Gentry MEX is 75th. ----- The five additional Olympic nation berths for Tokyo go to SWE, ARG, RUS, HUN and GUA. ----- The ranking list and the news of yesterday. The final report will follow on the event website before noon UTC.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 1, Schultheis MLT 1st, Redmond USA 3rd

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 1, Schultheis MLT 1st, Redmond USA 3rd Challenging conditions prevailed on the first day of the Optimist World Championship in Antigua with fresh, shifty winds, big waves, currents and seaweed. After two races with the fleet split in four groups, Richard Schultheis MLT is on rank one with two bullets, followed by Ian Walker RSA and Jack Redmond USA. The double World Champion Marco Gradoni ITA is also well positioned on rank 5. ----- The other North Americans in the top-100 are Tommie Grit USA 7th, Samara Walshe USA 17th, Winborne Majette ISV 46th and Liam Sturge CAN 93rd. Best of their nations are also Mateo Cortes Suarez MEX 110th and Riccardo Lopez-Cepero PUR 125th among the 254 participants from 64 nations. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019   

420 - World Championship 2019 - Vilamoura POR - Day 3

 420 - World Championship 2019 - Vilamoura POR - Day 3 The Qualifications for the Gold- and Silverfleets were concluded yesterday in Portugal in fresh winds around 20kn with the defending champions Seb Menzies/Blake McGlashan NZL remaining on top of the 420 men, 4 points ahead of Mason Mulcahy/Andre Van Dam NZL on rank 2. With two race wins, the two-times 470 Olympian and 420 World Champion 2003 (!) Onan Barreios ESP sailing with Ana Santana ESP advanced on rank 3. Will Mixyne Bachels/Louis Fontisee USA (North Lake and Biscayne Bay YC), ranks 3 and 6 yesterday, advanced on rank 9 as best of the three USA teams among the 89 entrants. ----- In the 420 women, Vita Heathcote/Milly Boyle GBR took the lead 4 points ahead of Marina Garau/Blanca Cabot ESP. With two race wins, Irene Calici/Petra Gregori ITA moved up on rank 3. Maddie Hawkins/Yumi Yoshiyasu USA (Annapolis YC) on rank 12 (day ranks 9 and 3) are the best of 7 USA Girls teams among 73 entrants. ----- In the U17-rankings, Odysseas Spanakis/Konstaninos Michalopoulos GRE defended the first place with two race wins, closely followed by Ange Delerce/Timothee Rossi FRA only two points behind. New on rank 3 are Florian Krauss/Jannis Suemmchen GER. Vanessa Lahrkamp/Katherine McNamara USA (American YC) on 11th are the best of 4 USA U-17 teams in the 66 boat fleet. ----- The ranking lists and the daily news.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019   

Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Fécamp FRA - Day 4, no changes on top after first coastal race

 Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Fécamp FRA - Day 4, no changes on top after first coastal race The first coastal race of the Tour de France 2019 in Fécamp FRA was decided on the last meters after 4 hours in a tight duel between Sandro Lacan FRA and his 'Reseau IXIO' team and the previously leading 'Les Sables d'Olonne' of Gregory Lemarchal FRA with Lacan overtaking in the last moment. In der overall rankings, 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA remains on top ahead of 'Cheminées Poujoulat' with Robin Follin FRA. The all-female team 'La Boulangère' of Mathilde Geron FRA stays on the 5th interim place. ----- Today, short races in Fécamp will take place. ----- The results and the daily news.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019   

5o5 - Championnat de France - Douarnenez FRA - Final results, Boite/Fountaine FRA champions

 5o5 - Championnat de France - Douarnenez FRA - Final results, Boite/Fountaine FRA champions After seven races at the French 5o5 National Championship in Douarnenez, Philippe Boite/Matthieu Fountaine FRA earned the title ahead of Caroline Jacot/Philippe Jacot SUI and Andy Smith/Christian Deibitch GBR. 39 teams from 7 nations participated. ----- The ranking list (PDF) and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
International – Monday, July 8, 2019
Monday, July 8, 2019   (Image © Junichi Hirai)

Laser Standard - World Championship 2019 - Sakaiminiati JPN - Day 4, Burton AUS new leader, Buckingham USA 17th best North American

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2019 - Sakaiminiati JPN - Day 4, Burton AUS new leader, Buckingham USA 17th best North American The first Final races of the Laser Standard Worlds were held yesterday in light 5 to 8kn winds, and the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS, day ranks 8 and 2, moved on top 6 points ahead of Sam Meech NZL on 2nd. Philipp Buhl GER follows on rank 3. ----- The best North American is Charlie Buckingham USA on rank 17. Christopher Barnard USA is 37th and Henry Marshall USA 38th. Robert Davis CAN follows on the 46th place. ----- A race within the race goes for five 2020 Olympic nation berths, where Sergei Komissarov RUS, rank 6 overall after a race win, is now the best placed, together with Jesper Stalheim SWE on 9th. Coming strongly from behind is Francisco Garagna ARG, best of the day with two 3rd places new on rank 19, 3 points ahead of Benjamin Vadnai HUN on 21st and Joaquin Blanco ESP another 5 points back. ----- The ranking list and the daily news. ----- Racing of today, Monday, July 8th, is underway and can be followed live over GPS tracking.
Monday, July 8, 2019   

470 - Junior World Championship 2019 - Portoroz SLO - Final results, Gold for Italy and Germany, Davis/Bornarth USA 17th

 470 - Junior World Championship 2019 - Portoroz SLO - Final results, Gold for Italy and Germany, Davis/Bornarth USA 17th The 470 Junior World Championship 2019 in Slovenia was concluded yesterday with the Medal Races. ----- In the 470 men, the two remaining medals behind the premature Champions Giacomo Ferrai/Giulio Calabro ITA went to Germany with Daniel Göttlich/Linus Klasen GER on 2nd and the winners of the Medal Race Lucas Schlüter/Frederik Eichhorst GER on 3rd. The final ranks of the North Americans are Trevor Davis/Trevor Bornarth USA 17th, Max Anker/Walter Henry USA 47th and Josh Yale/Michael Montagnese CAN 48th among the 53 teams. ----- No change on top of the podium in the 470 women with Luise and Helene Wanser GER grasping the title ahead of Paola Amar/Marine Riou FRA and Theres Dahnke/Birte Winkel GER. Emily Bornarth/Laura Slovensky USA remain 10th among the 12 participants. ----- The results and the final report.
Monday, July 8, 2019   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Junior World Championship 2019 - Risor NOR - Final results, Gold for NZL and ITA (2x), North Americans in second half of the fleets

 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Junior World Championship 2019 - Risor NOR - Final results, Gold for NZL and ITA (2x), North Americans in second half of the fleets The Junior World Championships of the Olympic speed classes were concluded in Norway yesterday with two races per class. ----- Isaac McHardie/William McKenzie NZL were the superior winners in the 49ers ahead of James Grummett/Daniel Budden GBR and Robert Dickson/Sean Waddilove IRL. William + Samuel Bonin CAN finished the Championship on 23rd overall. No USA entrants among the 53 teams. ----- In the 49ersFX, Alexandra Stalder/Silvia Speri ITA grasped Gold relegating Vilma Brobeck/MalinTengström SWE on 2nd. Bronze went to Willemijn Offerman/Elise Ruyter NED. Georgia + Antonia Lewin-LaFrance CAN are 21th among the 36 teams. No USA entrants. ----- Gold for Italy in the Nacra 17-catamarans as well with Gianluigi Ugolini/Maria Giubilai ITA 4 points ahead of Natacha Saouma/Matthias Bruun DEN and Silas Mühle/Romy Mackenbrock GER. Nicolas Martin/Leopold McAllister USA are 7th of 9 teams. No CAN teams. ----- The final report with all ranking lists and the videos of the final day.
Monday, July 8, 2019   (Image © Birgitt Müller)

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT, 259 participants from 64 nations and all continents

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT, 259 participants from 64 nations and all continents The Optimist World Championship on Antigua begins today with the first races with 259 participants from 64 nations and all 5 continents. Sun, fresh tradewinds and big waves will make racing very attractive. The most cited favorite is the two-time Worldchampion Marco Gradoni ITA. ----- The event website with the latest reports and a live ticker, informing on racing as from 15h UTC.
Monday, July 8, 2019   

420 - World Championship 2019 - Vilamoura POR - Day 2, with 14 teams from the USA, three of them top-15

 420 - World Championship 2019 - Vilamoura POR - Day 2, with 14 teams from the USA, three of them top-15 Four races have been completed at the 420 World Championship in the South of Portugal in best thermal breeze conditions so far. ----- Finishing four times on top in their group, the 420 Boys defending champions Seb Menzies/Blake McGlashan NZL have taken the lead ahead of their team mates Mason Mulcahy/Andre Van Dam NZL as well as Conrad Konitzer/Fernando Rodriguez ESP. Will Mixyne Bachels/Louis Fontisee USA (North Lake and Biscayne Bay YC) on 13th are the best of the three USA teams among the 89 entrants. ----- In the 420 Girls, Eleanor Kears/Faye Chatterton GBR and Gabriela Czapska/Hanna Rajchert POL share the lead at equal points ahead of Sophie Steinlein/Oda Haussmann GER on 3rd. Also on rank 13 are Maddie Hawkins/Yumi Yoshiyasu USA (Annapolis YC) as best of 7 USA Girls teams among 73 entrants. ---- In the U17-rankings, Odysseas Spanakis/Konstaninos Michalopoulos GRE and Ange Delerce/Timothee Rossi FRA are on top at equal points. Vanessa Lahrkamp/Katherine McNamara USA (American YC) on 11th are the best of 4 USA U-17 teams in the 66 boat fleet. ----- The results and the daily news.
Monday, July 8, 2019   

12 Metre - Newport Regatta - Final results, final preparation for 12 Metre Worlds

 12 Metre - Newport Regatta - Final results,  final preparation for 12 Metre Worlds As a final tune-up to the 2019 12 Metre World Championship, scheduled July 8-13 in Newport, R.I., 16 teams competed in the Newport Annual Regatta over the past weekend, counting as the official Pre-Worlds. After five races, 'New Zealand' (KZ-3), 'Victory' ’83 (K-22), 'Columbia' (US-16) and 'Nyala' (US-12) were the winners in their respective divisions. ----- The results and the event website.
Monday, July 8, 2019   (Image © Morgan Bove)

Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Dunkerque FRA - Day 3, Bejaflore FRA leading after 3 days

 Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Dunkerque FRA - Day 3, Bejaflore FRA leading after 3 days Three short-race series were sailed during the first three days of the 2019 Tour de France in Dunkirk FRA with three different day winners. ----- Yesterday, 'Cheminées Poujoulat' with Robin Follin FRA finished first, reducing the deficit on the overall leading 'Bejaflore' of Valentin Bellet FRA to 2 points. On rank 3 follows 'Renaissance Services' with Stevie Morrison GBR. The all-female 'La Boulangère' team of Matilde Geron FRA follows on rank 5. ----- The results and the daily news.
Today, the competition will go on in Fécamp with a first 40-Mile-Coastal-Race.
Monday, July 8, 2019   

J/70 - Sailing Champions League 2019 - Qualifier 3 - St-Petersburg RUS - Final results, Bayrischer YC GER and 5 other Club teams qualify for Final

 J/70 - Sailing Champions League 2019 - Qualifier 3 - St-Petersburg RUS - Final results, Bayrischer YC GER and 5 other Club teams qualify for Final The third and last Sailing Champions League Qualification Event for the St-Moritz Final scheduled for August was concluded in St-Petersburg RUS yesterday with another three rounds. ----- The Bayrische YC with Julian Autenrieth GER finished first ahead of the WSV Wermelingen mit Carsten Kemmling GER and the UYC Wolfgangsee with Michael Luschan AUT. 20 Club teams from 13 nations participated on J/70s with the best 6 getting the tickets for the Champions League Final in St-Moritz SUI. ----- The final ranking list and the report.
Monday, July 8, 2019   

Para Sailing - 2019 Para World Sailing Championships - Cadiz ESP - Final results. FRA, ITA, POL and ESP win Gold, McRoberts/Lutes CAN Silver in RS Ventura

 Para Sailing - 2019 Para World Sailing Championships - Cadiz ESP - Final results. FRA, ITA, POL and ESP win Gold, McRoberts/Lutes CAN Silver in RS Ventura Damien Seguin FRA, (2.4mR), Piotr Cichocki POL (Hansa 303 men), Violeta del Reino ESP (Hansa 303 women) and Fabrizio Olmi/Davide Di Maria ITA (RS Ventura Connect) are the 2019 Para Sailing World Champions. John McRoberts/Scott Lutes CAN, winner of the RS Ventura fleet races, were relegated from rank 1 by the Italians in the winner-takes-all final race. Sailors from NOR, CAN, GBR, AUS, BRA and TPE took the remainder of the podium spots after the final showdown in Southern Spain. 28 nations were present in three single-hander and a double-hander event at this Championship. ----- The ranking lists, the event website and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
Monday, July 8, 2019   

World Match Race Tour 2019 - Finals - Marstrand SWE - Final results, Phil Robertson NZL winner

 World Match Race Tour 2019 - Finals - Marstrand SWE - Final results, Phil Robertson NZL winner Yesterday, Phil Robertson NZL and his 'China-One-Ningbo' team defeated Taylor Canfield ISV with his 'US-One' team 3-0 in the Final in Marstrand SWE, earning the Match Race World Champions title. In the Petite Final, 'Essiq Racing Team' of Niklas Dackhammer DEN won against the 'Mirsky Racing Team' of Torvar Mirsky AUS with 2-1.
The ranking list and the event facebook page.
International – Sunday, July 7, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2019 - Sakaiminiati JPN - Day 3, major changes on top after 6 races

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2019 - Sakaiminiati JPN - Day 3, major changes on top after 6 races Major changes occurred on top of the Laser Standard Worlds rankings after the two races of yesterday. The down-under duo Sam Meech NZL and Matthew Wearn AUS, separated by one point, is new on top after six races. One point behind follows Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA on 3rd. Walking side-by-side 3 points behind the leader are the Laser legend Robert Scheidt BRA on 5th and the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS on 6th. The leaderboard is incredibly tight with still only 10 points separating the top-10 sailors. ----- In the fight for the 5 Olympic nation berth at stake (15 are already assigned), Jesper Stalheim SWE on 10th has the pole position. The fifth and last Olympic candidate nation is GUA with Juan Maegli on 21st. ----- Two races per fleet were completed in 15-18kn winds and sunny skies to determine which sailors shall continue the Championship in the Gold-, Silver or Bronze fleets. ----- The results and the news. ----- Racing of Sunday, July 7, is underway this morning UTC and can be followed over GPS tracking.
Sunday, July 7, 2019   

Laser Radial - Youth European Championship 2019 - Athens GRE - Final results - Gold for Spain and France, Stefaniuk CAN excellent 17th among 250 participants

 Laser Radial - Youth European Championship 2019 - Athens GRE - Final results - Gold for Spain and France, Stefaniuk CAN excellent 17th among 250 participants The Laser Radial Youth Championship in Athens was concluded yesterday with two races sailed in a good seabreeze. ----- In the Girls, Ana Moncada ESP secured the title with a race win ahead of Eline Verstraelen BEL and Rosine Baudet SUI. The previously leading Marilena Makri CYP dropped from the podium on 4th after two bad races. Alessia Palanti CZE on 11th won the U17 title. ----- Sofiane Karim FRA defended rank 1 in the Boys ahead of Jordi Llado ESP, U17 winner, and Przemyslav Machowski POL. The long-time leader Mewes Wieduwild GER missed the podium by 7 points. Tayte Stefaniuk CAN did another big step forward and finished the Championship on the excellent rank 17 among the 250 participants. Daniel Escudero USA slightly improved on rank 47 overall. ----- The results and the
The ranking lists, the final report and the videos.
Sunday, July 7, 2019   

470 - Junior World Championship 2019 - Portoroz SLO - Day 5 - Ferrari/Calabro ITA premature winners, Davis/Bornarth USA are 17th

 470 - Junior World Championship 2019 - Portoroz SLO - Day 5 - Ferrari/Calabro ITA premature winners, Davis/Bornarth USA are 17th Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA, winning the last two races (8 bullets in 11 races) before the Medal Race of today Sunday, are the premature 470 Junior World Champions with a 24 point lead on Daniel Göttlich/Linus Klasen GER. The Germans are on a solid way to Silver with an 18 point advantage on Alexandre Demange/Paco Lepoutre FRA on 3rd. ----- The final ranks of the North Americans are Trevor Davis/Trevor Bornarth USA 17th, Max Anker/Walter Henry USA 47th and Josh Yale/Michael Montagnese CAN 48th among the 53 teams. ----- In the 470 Junior women, Luise and Helene Wanser GER won both races yesterday and their advantage on Paola Amar/Marine Riou FRA is now 13 points. Theres Dahnke/Birte Winkel GER follow on rank 3. Emily Bornarth/Laura Slovensky USA remain 10th among the 12 participants. ----- The ranking lists and the daily news. ----- Beginning at 11 a.m. UTC, the Medal Race can be followed over live ticker.
Sunday, July 7, 2019   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Junior World Championship 2019 - Risor NOR - Day 4, closest racing for the title today in 49ersFX

The Junior World Championship of the Olympic speed classes in Norway continued yesterday with 3 races per class. ----- In the 49ers, McHardie/McKenzie NZL defended their lead 16 points ahead of Grummet/Budden GBR new on 2nd with two race wins before the last three races today. William + Samuel Bonin CAN with a DNF and a DNC yesterday are now 27th overall. No USA entrants among the 53 teams. ----- In the 49ersFX, Vilma Bobeck/Malin Tengström SWE reclaimed rank 1 lost after a DSQ the day before, but their advantage on Alexandra Stalder/Silvia Speri ITA is only 4 points. Georgia + Antonia Lewin-LaFrance CAN are 24th among the 36 teams. No USA entrants. ----- In the Nacra 17, Gianluigi Ugolini/Maria Giubilai ITA extended their lead on 5 points. Natacha Saouma/Matthias Bruun DEN remain on the 2nd place, Silas Mühle/Romy Mackenbrock GER follow as 3rd. Nicolas Martin/Leopold McAllister USA are 7th of 9 teams. No CAN teams. ----- The daily news with links to the results and videos.
Sunday, July 7, 2019   

Dragon - Grand Prix - Kühlungsborn GER - Final results, Samokhin RUS overall winner

 Dragon - Grand Prix - Kühlungsborn GER - Final results, Samokhin RUS overall winner Two races were again sailed at the Dragon Grand Prix on the Baltic Sea yesterday, for the first time in lighter winds. Dimitri Samokhin RUS and his team succeeded to replace Peter Gilmour AUS/JPN on top of the rankings. As 3rd follows Pieter Heerema NED, winner of both races yesterday. ----- The ranking list and the final report.
Sunday, July 7, 2019   (Image © Pepe Hartmann)

Various Classes - Warnemünder Week - Warnemünde GER - Day 1, this year with the J/22 and Raceboard Worlds

 Various Classes - Warnemünder Week - Warnemünde GER - Day 1, this year with the J/22 and Raceboard Worlds The Warnemünde Week was kicked off yesterday in rain and temperatures around 15°, this year with the World Championships of the J/22 and the Raceboard Class, as well as another Laser-Europa-Cup Act. ----- Yesterday, the OK Dinghies, Pirats, RSAeros and 2.4m started with their races. The J/22 Worlds beginning on Tuesday hold a tune-up race today, and the bigboats will start to their first long-distance race. ----- The event website with ranking lists and the daily news.
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