On a sunny Friday, the last qualification series races were held in a light 5-6kn breeze and temperatures in the mid-70s. The 470s and Lasers Radial completed one, the Finns two races. There was no racing for the Laser or RS:X fleets. Today, the Medal Races are on the program. ----- The situation in the 470 Men is fully open with Belcher/Ryan AUS and Okada/Hokazono JPN on top at equal points and Dahlberg/Bergström SWE (3 points back) and Xammar/Rodriguez ESP (4 points back) fighting for the Medals in the double-point-no-discard race. Even McNay/Hughes USA another 2 points behind on 5th could have a hand on a medal with a top finish. In the duel for the 2020 Olympic berth, CAN (Chaplin-Saunders/Bone rank 23) had the upper hand on MEX. ----- In the 470 Women, Lecointre/Retornaz FRA have a safe 9 point lead on Bozi/Klonaridou GRE before the Medal Race with the ranks 2 to 5 separated by 4 points only. Winning the last race, Atlantic and Nora Brugman 8th overtook Carmen and Emma Cowles 9th before the crucial Medal Race of today. The Olympic berth is safe and the trials ending at the 2020 Worlds will decide which of the three USA 470 teams will go to Tokyo. ----- In the Finns, the overall winner is Caleb Paine USA 23 points ahead of the tied Kyle Martin CAN and Luke Muller USA. Juan Perez Soltero MEX has now a hand on the Olympia ticket as his direct opponent Rockall Evans BER did not finish the last race and is now 22 points behind the Mexican. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Francisco Guaragna ARG kept a 6 point advance on Stefano Peschiera PER. Andrew Lewis TTB on 4th with a 3 point advance on Robert Davis CAN will endavour to secure the Tokyo ticket for Trinidad Tobago today. ----- In the Lasers Radial, the fight for rank 1 is tight with Erika Reineke USA now only 2 points ahead of Vasileia Karachaliou GRE. With a 5 point backlog, Matilda Talluri ITA remains in the race for victory as well. Qualified for the Medal Race, Elena Oetling MEX rank 8 has grasped the Olympic berth for MEX. ----- 11 points is the advantage of Pedro Pacual USA on Ignacio Berenguer MEX, both nations qualified for Tokyo, in the RS:X men windsurfers. ----- In the RS:X women windsurfers, Demita Vega De Lille MEX remains on top still 3 points ahead of Megumi Komine JPN and 5 points in front of Farrah Hall USA. Nikola Girke CAN rank 5 qualified CAN for the Olympics. ----- All ranking lists, the update US Sailing Team report and the official daily news. ----- The Medal Races can be followed live this afternoon as from 14h UTC.
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International – Saturday, January 25, 2020
International – Friday, January 24, 2020
After three windy and rather cold days, the breeze failed to cooperate for most of the partly rainy Thursday, and racing was limited after lengthy postponements. The 470s and Laser Radial did not compete at all, the windsurfers and Lasers Standard finished one race each. ----- Only the Finns could validate two races with Caleb Paine USA adding two more bullets on his results sheet, extending his lead on Luke Muller USA on 16 points. A major setback had Rockall Evans BER (UFD-15/11) overtaken by Juan Perez Soltero MEX now 9 points in front of the Bermudian in the duel for Olympia. ----- In the Lasers Standard, the day win went to Hugh Macrae CAN ahead of Francisco Guaragna ARG who kept his overall lead. Andrew Lewis TTB now on 4th sailed his discard result (17th), but kept a 3 point advance on Robert Davis CAN in the duel for the 2020 Olympic berth. ----- In the RS:X Men windsurfers, the winner was again Pedro Pascual USA increasing his lead on Ignacio Berenguer MEX. ----- In the RS:X Women windsurfers, Megumi Komine JPN moved up on rank 2 with a bullet yesterday, 3 points behind the still leading Demita Vega De Lille MEX. Farrah Hall USA remains 3rd, Nikola Girke CAN 5th. ----- Today, the qualification series will continue leading to the Medal Races of tomorrow Saturday. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Ice-Sailing - DN Grand Master Cup 2020 - Öxelösund SWE - Final results, Petzke GER and Vuithier SUI climb on top
The DN Grand Masters Cup in Sweden was concluded yesterday with another 4 races on fair black ice and good winds. Finishing 1/1/2/2, Holger Petzke GER climbed on rank 1, and with two bullets, Jean-Claude Vuithier SUI advanced on 2nd overall 3 points behind the winner. Hans Ericsson SWE descended on rank 3. David Howlett GBR followed on rank 6 among the 29 participants. ----- The results and the news.
International – Thursday, January 23, 2020
International – Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The Australian 18-Footer Championship was kicked off on Sydney Harbour last Sunday with two races held in an 8-12kn wind. 'Finport' with Keagan York/Matt Stenta/David Ewings AUS finished twice on top and leads overall ahead of 'Tech 2' and 'Appliances online' tied on the ranks 2 and 3. The Championship resumes in two weeks. The coming Sunday is reserved for a special Australian National Day Regatta. ----- The news and the full replay (1:42 hrs) of last Sunday.
International – Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Final results, Ramshaw CAN 4th Finn, Holt/Woelfel USA 505 Australian Champions
2020 Sail Melbourne was concluded this morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, the Australian Olympic Team member Jake Lilley AUS was the superior winner ahead of Nils Theuninck SUI, advancing on rank 2 as best of the day (ranks 1/3). Tom Ramshaw CAN remained on 4th. ----- In the Lasers Radial, the U19 junior Stefan Elliott AUS finished first ahead of the tied Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED on 2nd and Michael Crompton AUS (U19) on 3rd. Sarah Douglas CAN is on rank 27, Paige Railey USA abandoned the competition three days ago and is ranked 70th among the 85 participants. ----- No change on the podium of the Lasers Standard. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA remained on rank 1 ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS and Luke Elliott AUS. Chris Barnard USA on rank 16 overtook Charlie Buckingham USA, finishing 20th, on the final day. ----- Winners in the Olympic windsurfers are Tom Squires GBR in the Men and Noy Drihan ISR in the Women. ----- Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA grasped the Australian Champions title in the 5o5s. ----- All results and the news.
Perfect Biscayne Bay conditions prevailed on day one of the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, the second event of the 2020 World Cup, yesterday, and all seven classes present completed two races. ----- In the good quality 470 Men fleet, the first leaders are Dahlberg/Bergström SWE 5 points ahead of Sozykin/Gribanov RUS. ----- In the 470 Women, Lecointre/Retornaz FRA won both races. Berta/Caruso ITA and Löwe/Markfort GER are the first persuers. ----------- In all other classes, the race for the last North American 2020 Olympic berths is key. The fleets are mostly very small with only a few participants from other continents. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Joaquin Blanco ESP won both heats. Andrew Lewis TTO (Trinidad/Tobago) and Stefano Peschiera PER (Peru) are the first challengers. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Viktoria Andrulyte LTU (Lithuania) is first ahead of Nethra Kumanan IND (India) and Ebru Bolat ROU (Romania). ----- Emphasis for the US Sailing Team is in the Finns, where the duel between Caleb Paine USA - 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist - and Luke Muller USA for the Olympic Team selection is underway. Paine is on rank 1 after two heats, Muller follows on 4th. ----- In the RS:X windsurfers, Pedro Pascual USA leads in the Men, Mariana Aguilar MEX in the Women. ----- The speed classes 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 are not present. ----- All ranking lists and the detailed daily news of the US Sailing Team.
International – Monday, January 20, 2020
Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 4, rainy weather and fresh winds, reduced program
The Monday races at Sail Melbourne have already been terminated this morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, Anders Pedersen NOR won both races of the day and moved up on rank 3 just one point behind Nils Theuninck SUI. Jake Lilley AUS remains on top. Tom Ramshaw CAN is now 4th. ----- The Lasers Standard completed only one race with Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA still on rank 1, but Matthew Wearn AUS reduced his backlog on 3 points. New on rank 3 follows Elliot Hansen GBR. After a blackflag disqualification, Charlie Buckingham USA dropped on rank 17. Chris Barnard USA follows on the 22nd place. ----- With two race wins, the U17 junior Stephan Elliott AUS moved on top of the Laser Radial Goldfleet, at equal points with Marit Bouwmeester NED. Michael Compton AUS and Annalise Murphy IRL follow 6 points back on the ranks 3 and 4. Sarah Douglas CAN is on the 23rd place. Paige Railey USA did not compete today and is down on rank 67 overall. ----- The 5o5, sailing the Australian Nationals with Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA in the lead, had their lay day and will continue with the last three races tomorrow. ----- All ranking lists, the news and the videos.
Somewhat fresher 10-14kn Eastwinds prevailed on the last day of Act 3 of the Monaco Sportboat Series and 3 races could be held. ----- Charles Thompson GBR and his team defended rank 1 one point ahead of Valerya Kovalenko RUS. Bo Pedersen DEN advanced on rank 3. Keith Whittemore (CYC) USA and his team finished on rank 14 among the 44 participants. ----- The ranking list of Act 3. ----- In the overall ranking of the Winter-Series after 3 of 5 rounds, Charles Thompson GBR has now taken the lead. On rank 2 follows Ludovic Fassitelli MON. ----- The news.
International – Sunday, January 19, 2020
Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 3, only a reduce program sailed
The Sunday races in Melbourne have just been completed this morning UTC. ----- In the Lasers, only one race was sailed with Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA defending the lead in the Lasers Standard ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS new on rank 2. Charlie Buckingham USA dropped on rank 11 after a blackflag disqualification. Chris Barnard USA is up on rank 20. ----- In the Lasers Radial, the U19 helmsman Michael Compton AUS stays on top one point ahead of Marit Bouwmeester NED. Sarah Douglas CAN is 24th. Paige Railey USA did not compete and descending on rank 47, she will continue the competition in the Silverfleet. ----- Jake Lilley AUS extended his lead in the Finns with two bullets. Nils Theuninck SUI, twice on 2nd, remains the first persuer. Tom Ramshaw CAN is up on the 3rd place closely behind. ----- In the Australian 5o5 Nationals, the top duo remains unchange with Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA and Robin Deussen/David Snoad AUS winning one of the two races each. ----- Only two 470s participate with Tyler Page/Adrian Hoesch ASA (Samoa) as leaders on the way to grasp the additional Tokyo Olympic berth for Oceania, as Australia and New Zealand are qualified already. ----- All ranking lists.
International – Saturday, January 18, 2020
Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 2, top-10 interim rankings for Ramshaw CAN (4th Finn) and Buckingham USA (8th Laser)
After the windy opening day with a reduced program at Sail Melbourne, racing has already been completed this Saturday morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, Jack Lilley AUS kept a clear lead. After a race win, Nils Theuninck SUI moved up on rank 2 at equal points with Anders Pedersen NOR and Tom Ramshaw CAN. ----- The Kite-Foilers completed 6 races with Scott Whithead AUS solidly on top. His sister Breiana Whitehead AUS on rank 5 is the best-ranked woman among the 20 starters. ----- The RS:X windsurfers completed 6 races as well. In the men, Tom Squires GBR is on top ahead of Makoto Tomizawa JPN, in the women, Noy Drihan ISR is in front of the Olympic Champion Charline Picon FRA until now. ----- In the Lasers Radial Open - including the Men Juniors - the U19 youth Michael Compton AUS replaced Marit Bouwmeester NED on top. Sarah Douglas CAN is 24th, Paige Railey USA 42nd. ........ ----- In the Lasers Standard, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA defended the first place ahead of the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS, who already lost the 2020 Olympic selection against Matthew Wearn AUS (rank 5 for the moment). Charlie Buckingham USA is 8th, Chris Barnard USA 22nd. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
International – Friday, January 17, 2020
Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1, Holt/Woelfel USA 1st 5o5, Ramshaw CAN 2nd Finn, Buckingham USA 7th Finn
Sail Melbourne 2020 was kicked-off this morning UTC with a race per class. ----- Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA won in the Lasers Standard ahead of Tom Burton AUS and Duko Bos CRO. Charlie Buckingham USA finished 7th, Chris Barnard USA did not compete. 60 participants. ----- In the Lasers Radial Open, Marit Bouwmeester NED and Michael Compton AUS won the races of their groups. Paige Railey USA was 25th and Sarah Douglas CAN 27th among the 85 participants. ----- In the Finns, Jack Lilley AUS finished first ahead of Tom Ramshaw CAN and Nils Theuninck SUI. ----- First leaders in the well-attended 5o5 Australian National Championship are Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA ahead of Sandy Higgins/Paul Marsh AUS. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
During the Olympic Test Event in Enoshima JPN in August 2018, the past Finn World Champion (2013) Jorge Zarif BRA was caught in a doping test for tamoxifen consumption. He acknowledges the use of the substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Code, but claims that he did so on the advice of his doctor to treat a breast disease. He has put himself on provisional suspension, which means that if he is punished for six months, the hook has begun to count and he would have time to play in the Tokyo Olympics.----- The report.
International – Thursday, January 16, 2020
Sail Melbourne 2020 begins tomorrow in the smoke of the bushfires in Australia. In a prelude to the Laser World Championship at the same venue, the full elite of the Class will be starting, among them the Paige Railey USA and Sarah Douglas CAN in the Radials as well as Charlie Buckingham USA and Chris Barnard USA in the Standards. ----- The 5o5s sail the Australian National Championship with MikeHolt/RobWoelfel USA. ----- Tom Ramshaw CAN participates in the small but competitive Finn fleet. ----- The lists of participants. ---------- On Monday, the start to the Miami World Cup will be given with 7 of the 10 Olympic classes present. However, only the the 470s are represented with top participants. The North Americans fight for Olympic Nation berths in the various Classes. ----- The entry lists, the official World Sailing preview and the US Sailing Team preview . ---------- The European sailracing season 2020 begins today with .... the Ski giant-slalom in Auron (80km inland of Nizza) of the traditional International Ski-Yachting Antibes FRA. Sailing on the Mediterranean Sea will begin tomorrow with the 420s, Finns, Fireballs, Nacra 15 catamarans and Lasers, the latter with the first Act of the 2020 Laser Euro Master Cup.
International – Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Youth Classes - Australian Youth National Championship - Sorrento AUS - Final results - Smoke on the water - racing abandoned
Racing has been abandoned for the final day of the Australian Youth Championships on Port Phillip at Sorrento South of Melbourne. Lack of wind and smoke from the bushfires prevented sailing after two days racing. ----- With participants from Asia, Europe and New Zealand, the fleets were quite competitive. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Michael Compton AUS finished first. Finley Dickinson GBR (rank 4) was the best European. ----- Fore more details, consult the ranking lists and the news.
International – Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Etchells - Australian National Championship 2020 - Brighton AUS - Final results, Taylor ahead of Murray and Bertrand
After 7 races at the Etchells Australian National Championship, Graeme Taylor AUS (with the Olympic medalist Tom Slingsby AUS) grasped the title ahead of Iain Murray AUS (with the Olympic medalist Colin Beashel AUS) and the America's Cup winner John Bertrand AUS (with Jake Lilley AUS). ----- A high-quality 36 boat fleet participated in this Championship held during the past week. ----- The ranking list and the detailed report.
After 10 races held at the M32 Miami Winter Series over the past weekend, Donald Wilson, Chicago, IL, USA was the dominating winner 11 points ahead of Rick DeVos, Macatawa, MI, USA, Pieter Taselaar USA and Dan Cheresh, Saugatuck, MI, USA, fighting for the ranks 2 to 4. Only 11 of the originally 16 announced teams participated in this first Act. The next event of the Winter Series will be held Feb 7-9. ----- The results
Optimist - Australian National Championship 2020 - Sydney AUS - Final results, Beashel AUS Champion, Samara Walsh USA 3rd and best girl
Joel Beashel AUS, age 11, finished first at the Optimist Australian National Championship one point ahead of Rocco Wright IRL. On rank 3 followed the best girl Samara Walsh USA. The best European Zou Schemmel FRA occupied the 5th place among the 132 participants. ----- The international fleet completed 11 races during the past week in good sailing conditions. ----- The results.