International – Sunday, May 27, 2018
Sunday, May 27, 2018   (Image © Pedro Martinez)

GC32-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Riva ITA - Day 3

 GC32-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Riva ITA - Day 3 The top "Ora" conditions at th GC32 Worlds on Lake Garda stayed on yesterday and another 5 races were sailed in a 15kn breeze. 'Team Tilt' with Sébastien Schneiter finished again all heats in the top-4 and defended rank 1, but 'SAP Extreme Sailing Team' with Adam Minoprio NZL, best of the day, reduced the gap on the leaders on 2 points and the Worlds title will go to either one in the last races today. 'Oman Air' (Phil Robertson NZL) on the 3rd place is alreadys 17 points behind. The fight for Bronze will be very close as only one point behind 'Oman Air' are 'Alinghi' (Ernesto Bertarelli SUI), 'Norauto' with Franck Cammas FRA (backlog 4 points) and 'INEOS Rebels UK' with Leigh McMillan GBR (backlog 7 points).
The results, the news and the video of the day.
Sunday, May 27, 2018   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)

Olympic Classes - Medemblik Regatta - Medemblik NED - Final results

 Olympic Classes - Medemblik Regatta - Medemblik NED - Final results Sun and moderate winds prevailed yesterday during the Medemblik-Regatta Medal Races.
Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL was the clear winner in the RS:X women windsurfers ahead of Lilian De Geus NED. In the RS:X men, the leading Marciej Kluszczynski POL sailed his worst result of the week (8th) and was replaced on top by Yoav Cohen ISR.
In the 49ers, Lucas Rual/Emile Amoros FRA were the clear winners ahead of Gilmour/Turner AUS and Lange/Lange ARG. Chris Rast USA/SUI/Trevor Burd USA advanced on rank 8 overall, thanks to an 8th race rank in the Medal Race. In the 49erFX, Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR replaced the leading Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED by one point.
Eliot Hansen GBR was the premature winner in the Lasers ahead of Yuri Hummel NED und Eliot Merceron SUI. Daphne Van der Vaart NED finished first in the Radials Medal Race as well as overall ahead of Maxime Jonker NED and Veronika Vorobeva CRO.
In the Nacra 17, Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP defended the first place ahead of Jones/Saunders NZL and Gimson/Burnett GBR.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Sunday, May 27, 2018   (Image © Andrea Mag)

Dragon - Hungarian Championship 2018 - Balatonfüred HUN - Final results

 Dragon - Hungarian Championship 2018 - Balatonfüred HUN - Final results Yesterday, the Hungarian Dragon National Championship was concluded without additional races. Dimitry Samokhin RUS and his team grasped the title ahead of Igor Iwashintcow RUS and Jens Rathsack MON. Dirk Oldenburg SUI finished 10th, Garlef Baum SUI and Urs Ruppli SUI followed on the ranks 13 and 14.
The ranking list and the news.
International – Saturday, May 26, 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018   

GC32-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Riva ITA - Day 2 - Team Tilt SUI takes the lead

 GC32-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Riva ITA - Day 2 - Team Tilt SUI takes the lead Top "Ora" conditions prevailed yesterday with a 15-18kn wind and the full 5-race-program was completed. Finishing all heats in the top-3, Swiss 'Team Tilt' (SN Geneva) of Sébastien Schneiter SUI and Glenn Ashby AUS has taken the overall lead after a mediocre opening day. On rank 2 at equal points with the Swiss is 'Oman Sail' with Phil Robertson AUS. Only one point back is 'Alinghi' with Ernesto Bertarelli SUI also well placed in the race for the World Champion's title.
The ranking list, the daily news and the short video of the day.
Saturday, May 26, 2018   (Image © Laura Carrau)

Finn - World Masters 2018 - El Balis ESP - Final results - Title for José-Luis Doreste ESP

 Finn - World Masters 2018 - El Balis ESP - Final results - Title for José-Luis Doreste ESP 30 years after his Olympic Finn Gold, José-Luis Doreste ESP grasped the Finn World Masters title. Finishing 2nd and 6th in the two moderate-wind races, he finished first overalls two points ahead of Antonio Poncell CHI Silver and Giacomo Giovanelli ITA Bronze. 353 participants.
The ranking list and the news.
International – Friday, May 25, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018   

470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Final results, McNay/Hughes USA 2nd

 470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Final results, McNay/Hughes USA 2nd Excellent conditions prevailed also on the final day during the Medal Races of the 470 European Championships on the Black Sea in Bulgaria
The 470 men winners Anton Dahlberg/ Frederik Bergström SWE were known prematurely before the last heat, but nevertheless, the confirmed their superiority winning the Medal Race as well. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA defended their 2nd place overall. Panagiotis Mantis/Pavlos Kagialis GRE and Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER ranks 3 and 4 grasped Silver and Bronze in the European Championship rankings.
Tina Mrak/Veronica Macarol SLO kept their big advantage winning their second European title after 2016. On rank 2 followed Frederike Loewe/Anna Markfort GER, and Nadine Böm/Ann-Christin Golliass GER took the Bronze Medal. First in the Medal Race were Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI moving up on rank 6 overall.
All results, the final report and the videos.
Friday, May 25, 2018   

Olympic Classes - Medemblik Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 3

 Olympic Classes - Medemblik Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 3 Fresher winds filled in for the first time on the Ijssel Meer allowing the Nacra 17 catamarans to fly.
In RS:X women windsurfers, Stefania Elfutina RUS took the lead ahead of Zofia Noceti POL at equal points. Maciej Kluszczynski POL renmained on top of the RS:X men windsurfers. Winning two races, Kieran Holmes GBR advanved on the 2nd placed.
In the Lasers Standard, the leader Elliot Hanson GBR has now a 7 points advantage on Etienne Le Pen FRA, Niels Broekhuizen NED moved up on rank 3. Eliot Merceron SUI remains on rank 5. In the Lasers Radial, Daphne Van der Vaart NED has now a 4 points lead on Maxime Jonker NED.
No change in the 49ers: Lucas Rual/Emile Amoros FRA remain on top ahead of Yago Lange/Klaus Lange ARG. Chris Rast SUI/USA/Trevor Burd USA advanced on rank 9. In the 49erFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED are now only 2 points in front of Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR. Livia Naef/Nelia Puhze SUI follow on rank 19.
First in the Nacra 17 are Echevarri/Pacheco ESP ahead of Jones/Saunders NZL.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Friday, May 25, 2018   (Image © Pedro Martinez)

GC32-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Riva ITA - Day 1, Carroll USA 7th

 GC32-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Riva ITA - Day 1, Carroll USA 7th In the typical Lake Garda thermical winds the GC32 World Championship started yesterday afternoon with two races. Double victory for Switzerland with 'Alinghi' (Ernesto Bertarelli SUI) and 'Realteam' (Jerôme Clerc SUI in the first race. The 2nd race saw the young British Team 'Ineos Rebels UK' mit Leigh McMillan GBR on top while the Swiss struggeled after premature starts. In the overall rankings Leigh McMillan GBR is leding followed by 'Red Bull Sailing Team' with two time Olympic Goldmedallist Roman Hagara AUT. 'SAP Extreme Sailing'(Adam Minoprio NZL) and 'Alinghi' are holding 3rd and 4th spot. Jason Carroll USA, the only Northamerican in the fleet, sits in the middle of the rankings on 7. The rankings, the daily report and the video of the day.
Friday, May 25, 2018   

Finn - World Masters 2018 - El Balis ESP - Day 4

 Finn - World Masters 2018 - El Balis ESP - Day 4 Bad luck for the huge 353 boats Finn fleet at their World Masters in El Balis ESP. Only on one of the four race days up to now, sailing was possible, i.e. yesterday another no-wind-day.
Instead of the Medal Race planned for today, additional fleetraces shall be held ... provided there is enought wind.
After three races, José-Luis Doreste ESP is on rank 1 ahead of Giacomo Giovanelli ITA. The results, the daily news and the videos.
International – Thursday, May 24, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)

470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Day 5, McNay/Hughes USA 3rd interim's

 470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Day 5, McNay/Hughes USA 3rd interim's The qualifications for today's Medal Races were concluded yesterday in Bulgaria with two races sailed in a 10kn seabreeze and sun.
With a 19 points adavantage, Anton Dahlberg/Frederik Bergström SWE are the premature 470 men European Champions before today's final. Panagiotis/ Mantis GRE on rank 2 are 7 points ahead of McNay/Hughes USA. The 4th-ranked Machetti/Dantes FRA (3rd in the Europeans' rankings) have still a chance t
The lead of Tina Mrak/Veronica Macarol SLO in the 470 women is 13 points. The ranks 2 (Cohen/Lasry ISR) to 6 (Böhm/ Goliass GER) are separated by 9 points only, a thrilling Medal Race is ahead !
All results, the daily news and the videos.
Thursday, May 24, 2018   

Finn - World Masters - El Balis ESP - Day 3, Sprague USA best NorAm on 45th

 Finn - World Masters - El Balis ESP - Day 3, Sprague USA best NorAm on 45th After two windless days, a Southwesterly breeze around 5 to 8kn filled in yesterday allowing to held three races. The huge fleet has been divided in 4 groups.
The local Jose-Luis Doreste ESP, Finn Olympic Champion 1988, dominated the competition (ranks 1/1/2) in his group and is the overall leader ahead of Giacomo Giovanelli ITA and Aleksander Kulyukin RUS following not far behind. Former Finn World Champion (1974 !) Henry Sprague USA is best ranked North American on 45 in the 353-boat-fleet.
The rankings, the daily report and the video of the day.
Thursday, May 24, 2018   

GC32 - World Championship 2018 - Riva ITA - Start today with Jason Carolls USA

 GC32 - World Championship 2018 - Riva ITA - Start today with Jason Carolls USA Today on lake Garda, the first ever World Championship of the foiling GC32 catamarans will be initiated. 13 teams are on the starting line, among them Americas-Cup-Winners Ernesto Bertarelli SUI ('Alinghi') or Glen Ashby AUS ('Team Tilt'), Volvo Ocean Race winner Franck Cammas FRA ('Norauto') and Olympic Medallists like Roman Hagara AUT ('Red Bull'). The US is represented by Jason Carroll's 'Argo'.
The official preview.
International – Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)

470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Day 4, McNay/Hughes USA 4th

 470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Day 4, McNay/Hughes USA 4th Perfect conditions with sun and an 18kn wind prevailed again on the 4th day of the 470 Europeans in Bulgaria and both fleets completed 3 races each.
With the day ranks 2/2/1, Tina Mrak/Veronica Macarol SLO took the overall lead in the 470 women. Gil Cohen/Noa Lasry ISR are down on 2nd with a 2 points deficit. New on rank 3 are Amy Seabright/Anna Carpenter GBR. The Qualification Series for tomorrow's Medal Race will be concluded today with two races.
Leader change in the 470 men, where Anton Dahlberg/Fredrik Bergström SWE are now first with the day ranks 2/2/1. Mantis/Kagialis GRE on rank 2 are 10 points back. Sozykin/Gribanov RUS remain on the 3rd place. As 4th Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA are on a solid Medal Race seat, but the 12 points' backlog on rank 3 is considerable.
All results, the daily news and the videos.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018   

Olympic Classes - Medemblik Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1, with USA and CAN participation

 Olympic Classes - Medemblik Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1, with USA and CAN participation The Medemblik Regatta (previously Delta Lloyd Regatta) on the Ijssel Meer began yesterday in light, lateron freshening winds. All Olympic classes - except the Finns and 470s sailing important Class regattas in other venues - completed the full program.
Maja Dziarnowska POL and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL share the lead in the RS:X female windsurfers after 3 races. Shared lead also in the RS:X male windsurfers with Yoav Cohen ISR and Maciej Kluszcyinski POL.
In the Lasers Standard, Elliot Hansen GBR is first ahead of Yuri Hummel NED and Eliot Merceron SUI. Maxime Jonker NED won both heats in the Lasers Radial.
In the 49ers, Lucas Rual/Emile Amoros FRA are on top with 3 race wins. Yago and Klaus Lange ARG follow on 2nd. The 3-times USA and SUI Olympian Chris Rast USA/SUI underway in a new campaign with Trevor Burd USA as crew is on rank 8. In the 49erFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED lead one point ahead of Dewi Couvert/Jeske Kisters NED. Livia Naef/Nelia Puhze SUI are 15th with a premature start penalty on their results sheet.
In the Nacras 17, Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP are first ahead of Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL. thel ranking lists, der daily news and the videos.
International – Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)

470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Day 3, McNay/Hughes USA 8th

 470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Day 3, McNay/Hughes USA 8th Changed conditions on the third day of the 470 Europeans on the Black Sea with a 15-18kn breeze during the races 4 to 6, and the experienced teams moved on top.
Mantis/Kagialis GRE took the lead in the 470 men with two race wins ahead of Sozikin/Gribanov RUS at equal points. Dahlberg/Bergström SWE on the 3rd place are 5 points back. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA are 8th.
In the 470 women, Gil Cohen/Noa Nasri ISR defended the first place with Berta/Caruso ITA and Zegers/Van Veen NED advancing on the ranks 2 and 3.
All results, the daily news and the videos.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018   

Match Race Germany - Langenargen GER - Final results - Victory for Eric Monnin SUI

 Match Race Germany - Langenargen GER - Final results - Victory for Eric Monnin SUI Clearly defeating Karol Jablonski POL 3-0 in the Final, Eric Monnin SUI and his team successfully defended last year's title at the Matchrace Germany on Lake Constance. Monnin SUI handled the heavy Bavaria-Yacht much better as the Polish Champion. In the Petite Final for rank 3, Vladimir Lipavski RUS had the upper hand on Dejan Presen SLO with 2-0.
The final report.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018   (Image © Laura Carrau)

Finn - World Masters 2018 - El Balis ESP - Day 1

 Finn - World Masters 2018 - El Balis ESP - Day 1 The 353 participants from 32 nations waited in vain for wind yesterday for the first races at the Finn World Masters. For today, a 6-9kn wind has been promised, just appropriate for most of the 40 years plus Finn sailors.
The official report and the video of the day with interviews with Finn legends.
International – Monday, May 21, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018   

470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Day 2, McNay/Hughes USA 9th

The seabreeze filled in on time yesterday and both 470 fleets completed three races in an 8-10kn wind at the 470 European Championship on the Black Sea.
In the 470 men, the young teams took the command with the Junior World Champions Hyppolite Macchetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA, day ranks 2 and 4, on top. One point behind share Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP and Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA the 2nd place. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA are 9th. 44 teams racing.
In the 470 women, Gil Cohen/Noa Lasri ISR and Silvia Mas/Patricia Cantero ESP share the first place. 6 points behind follow Cornudella/Lopez ESP, Fahrni/Siegenthaler SUI and Seabright/Carpenter GBR on the ranks 3-5. 29 teams racing.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Monday, May 21, 2018   

Finn - World Masters 2018 - El Balis ESP - Start today, with USA and CAN sailors

 Finn - World Masters 2018 - El Balis ESP - Start today, with USA and CAN sailors Circling winds inhibited to sail the Finn Masters Practice Race off El Balis (north of Barcelona) yesterday. Today the Championship will be on for the 353 Masters (age 40 plus) from 32 nations, among them the defending Champion Vladimir Krutskikh RUS. North America is represented by a CAN and 8 USA participants. The official preview. In the Legends (70 plus), the Spanish Finn World Champions Joaquin Blanco ESP (1977) and Jose-Luis Doreste ESP (1987, Olympic Champion 1988) are on the entry list.
The event website.
International – Sunday, May 20, 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)

470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Day 1, with McNay/Hugues USA

 470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL - Day 1, with McNay/Hugues USA No wind on the planned first raceday of the 470 European Championship 2018 on the Black Sea off Bourgas BUL. For today however, the wind forecast is promising for the 29 women and 44 men teams. Here the entry lists and the daily report.
Racing can be followed over live ticker as from 12h UTC.
Sunday, May 20, 2018   

J/70 - North American Championship, Valle de Bravo MEX, May 14-19, final results, Bowen USA Champion

Yesterday, the last two races of the J/70 North American Championship were held of Valle de Bravo MEX with the premature Champion Thomas Bowen USA and his team not competing in the last heat. There were obviously no changes on the podium with Bowen first 16 points ahead of Oivind Lorentzen USA. Ander Belausteguigoitia MEX on rank 3 kept his advantage on rank 4 (12 pts) and grasped the Bronze medal. Winner in the Corinthian rankings is Hector Guzman Gonzalez MEX on rank 9.
Theranking list and the J/70 facebook page.
International – Saturday, May 19, 2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018   

470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgs BUL - Start today with Stu McNay/Dave Hugues USA

 470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgs BUL - Start today with Stu McNay/Dave Hugues USA The 470 European Championship begins today on the Black Sea with the defending Champions and World Ranking list number one Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED as favorites in the women's fleet (35 teams/19 nations). In the men (48 teams/24 nations), Carl-Fredrik Fock/Marcus Dackhammar (SWE) are favored among the many contenders. Stuart McNay/David Hugues USA will have a say for the overall Open rankings. Here the entry lists. The first start will be given at noon UTC. Racing can be followed via live ticker.
The official preview.
Saturday, May 19, 2018   

J/70 - North American Championship, Valle de Bravo MEX, May 14-19

A steady 10-14 knots' breeze and gusts to 17, with puffs and shifts kept the teams busy in off Valle de Bravo MEX at the J/70 North Americans. 10 of the scheduled 12 races have been completed and Thomas Bowen USA and his team holds a dominating 25-point lead before the last two races of today, Saturday. Bowen counts only top-4 results on his record sheet. On rank 2 follows Oivind Lorentzen USA. Ander Belausteguigoitia MEX on rank 3 has an 11 points advantage on rank 4 and his podium finish is not really in danger. Leading the Corinthian division is Hector Guzman Gonzalez MEXon rank 9.
The ranking list and the J/70 facebook page.
International – Friday, May 18, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018   

470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL, with McNay/Hughes USA

 470 - European Championship 2018 - Bourgas BUL, with McNay/Hughes USA The 470 European Championship 2018 begins in Bulgaria today with the Practice Race. 31 female teams from 19 nations and 49 male teams from 24 nations are on the entry lists. North America is represented by Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA.
The wind forecast predicts light to moderate conditions. The event website.
International – Thursday, May 17, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018   

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International – Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018   (Image © PWA - John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom, Foil - Yokosuka JPN - Final results

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom, Foil - Yokosuka JPN - Final results Moderate winds prevailed on the last day of the PWA Slalom Worldcup in Yokosuka JPN, not enough for Slalom runs, but good enough for two more rounds on the foiling windsurfers. With another win, Gonzalo Costa-Hoevel ARG was the premature overall winner in this new PWA discipline. Antoine Albeau FRA and Sebastian Kördel GER completed the podium. Winners in the Slalom competitions were Delphine Cousin FRA in the women's and Antoine Albeau FRA in the men's.
All other details on the PWA website.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018   

Skeeta - the new Foiling-Dinghy by Quantboats

During their stay on the Bermudas, the America's-Cup sailors supported by the AC design teams tuned the Foiler Moth to an extent that cost to remain competitive started to get prohibitive. At the same time, one-design Foiling Moths were launched above all in Australia to allow "flying" at reasonable cost.
The latest One-Person-Foiler-Dinghy is the "Skeeta", a joint project of Australian Moth developers, launched in Europe by QUANTBOATS. Here all details with prices and a video.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018   

Olympic Classes - World Sailing Midyear Meeting - London GBR - Final results

 Olympic Classes - World Sailing Midyear Meeting - London GBR - Final results As we reported yesterday, the World Sailing Midyear Meeting came to an end yesterday with a compromising-looking decision in favor of Submission M22, retaining five of the ten Olympic Events (Laser Standard, Laser Radial, 49er, 49erFX, Nacra-17). Windsurfing men and women will remain as well, to be decided on what board and with/without foils. Three events have still to be defined: for the Finn, a "mixed singlehanded event" (men 100kg, women 70kg), for the 470 a "Mixed two-person Dinghy event and a "Mixed Kite" event.
Hot discussions will continue until the final decision World Sailing Annual Meeting in Sarasota/Floriad USA in November.
Read also a summary comment of Richard Gladwell NZL in Sail World.
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