International – Friday, September 25, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020   

OCR, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - Day 2 - Changes on top of the Melges IC37

 OCR, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - Day 2 - Changes on top of the Melges IC37 Three more races were held yesterday at the Newport Race Week without changes on top of the OCR1 fleet, where the TP52 'Vesper' of David Team, Newport Beach, CA, USA, is still in the lead just one point ahead of the Botin 52 'Fox' of Victor Wild, San Diego, CA, USA. 'Bella Mente', the Maxi 72 of Hap Fauth, Naples, FL, USA, remains on 3rd with a 10 point backlog. ----- In the ORC2, the Swan 42 'Impetuous' of Paul Zabetakis, Jamestown, RI, USA with three bullets yesterday replaced the J/109 'Leading Edge' of William Sutton, Houston, TX, USA on top of the rankings. The Farr 30 'Das Blau Max' of Cory Sertl, Jamestown, RI, USA on the 3rd place is now 17 points behind. ----- With three wins in four races in the Melges IC37, 'Waka Jawaka' of Michael Goldfarb/Laura Grondin, Seattle, WA, USA jumped on top. With three redresses given, Christopher Culver on 'Blazer II' remains on rank 2 only 2.8 points behind the leader. 'Qubit' of Chris Lewis, Seabrook, TX, USA, 9 points behind the first, is new on 3rd. The former leader 'Pacific Yankee' of Drew Freides /Bill Ruh, Los Angeles, CA, USA, is down on the 4th place 3 points behind the podium. ----- The results, the event Facebook page with reports and photos, the event website, and the video of day 2. Racing can be followed on livestream each day.
International – Thursday, September 24, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020   

AC-75 - America's Cup News - Ineos Team UK demonstrating speed and elegance - a video

With tune-up events in next December, the Challenger Prada Cup in February, and the Cup Match against the Cup Holder 'Team NZL', the America's Cup to be held in Auckland NZL will be the pinnacle event in the coming months. The three challengers and the defender are in ongoing training sessions on their AC75 Foiling Monohulls, the A-boats, while the B-boats, the final versions of this new class to be raced, are under construction. ----- A very well cut and edited video produced by the British Ineos-Team of Ben Ainslie GBR shows the elegance and the speed of this impressive new class. ----- Interested in the latest news on the America' Cup ? Visit also Sail World NZL with photos and video links of the daily trainings in New-Zealand.
Thursday, September 24, 2020   

OCR, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - West Coast teams ahead after the long Covid-19 break

After the three races held on day one of the bi-annual Newport Race Week, the TP52 'Vesper' of David Team, Newport Beach, CA, USA, is in the lead in the ORC1 class with the day ranks 1/2/1. The Botin 52 'Fox' of Victor Wild, San Diego, CA, USA, follows 2 points behind. 'Bella Mente', the Maxi 52 of Hap Fauth, Naples, FL, USA, on rank 3 is already 5 points back. ----- Similar situation in the ORC2, with the J/109 'Leading Edge' of William Sutton, Houston, TX, USA as best of the day (ranks 1/1/2) ahead of the Swan 42 'Impetuous' of Paul Zabetakis, Jamestown, RI, USA, and 5 points back the Farr 30 'Das Blau Max' of the US Sailing President Cory Sertl, Jamestown, RI, USA. ----- Last but not least the Melges IC37, the largest fleet with 12 boats having sailed four races, with a trio closely together lead by 'Pacific Yankee' of Drew Freides /Bill Ruh, Los Angeles, CA, USA, tied with 'Blazer II' of Christopher Culver, Newport, RI, USA, and a point behind 'Members Only' of Kinney/Cross/Swett, Jamestown, RI, USA. ----- The results, the event Facebook page with reports and photos, and the event website, and the video of day 1. Racing can be followed live each day.
International – Monday, September 21, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020   

Olympic Classes - Italian Championship 2020 - Follonica ITA - Final Day - Charlie Buckingham USA Laser Champion

 Olympic Classes - Italian Championship 2020 - Follonica ITA - Final Day - Charlie Buckingham USA Laser Champion Winning one of the two races on the final day of the Olympic Classes International Italian Championship, Charlie Buckingham USA grasped the title in the Lasers Standard one point ahead of Robert Scheidt BRA. Juan Maegli GUA finished 3rd. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Annelise Murphy IRL was the winner in front of Silvia Zennaro ITA and Line-Flem Höst NOR. ----- Winning 5 of the 7 races, Federico Colannino ITA dominated the Finns. ------ Stellar performance also by Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion FRA in the 470s ahead of Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabrio ITA as runner-ups. On rank 3 followed Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER. Maria Bozi/Raffailina Klonaridou GRE on the 5th place were the best female team. ----- The RS:X windsurfers and the Nacra-17 catamarans were not present in Follonica at the Italian Tuscany Adriatic Sea Coast. However, the future Olympic iQFoil-Windsurfer as well as the Kiteboarders participated. ----- All ranking lists and the event Facebook page.
Monday, September 21, 2020   

Kite-Foil - Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Final results, Bainbridge/Aldrige GBR first champions

 Kite-Foil - Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Final results, Bainbridge/Aldrige GBR first champions Winners and the first European Champions in the Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay European Championship 2020 on Lake Traun in Austria are Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldrige GBR. Florian Gruber/Leonie Meyer GER grasped Silver and Guy Bridge/Katie Dabson GBR Bronze. This inaugural Kitefoil Championship, the proposed discipline for the 2024 Olympics, was concluded yesterday with the final qualification runs, the Semi-Finals, and the Final. ----- The results, the news and the video of the final day
Monday, September 21, 2020   

Moth, Waszp, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Concluded with Races and Seminars !

 Moth, Waszp, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Concluded with Races and Seminars ! Carlo De Paoli ITA defended the first position in the Moths with a 5 points advantage on the tied trio Eddie Briddle GBR, Fabio Fumagalli ITA and Diego Botin ESP. 48 participants. ----- Richard Schultheis MLT remained on top of the WASZPs on the final day of the event. Emanuele Savoini ITA and Francesco Bertone ITA completed the podium. Victoria Schultheis MLT on rank 5 was the best woman. ----- The ranking lists. ----- The Lake Garda Foiling Week, an event not only with races but also with daily Seminars on the latest foiling developments, was concluded yesterday. Check out the event Facebook page with video of all Seminars.
International – Sunday, September 20, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020   (Image © Giovanni Mitolo)

Olympic Classes - Italian Championship 2020 - Follonica ITA - Day 3, Charlie Buckingham USA 2nd interim

 Olympic Classes - Italian Championship 2020 - Follonica ITA - Day 3, Charlie Buckingham USA 2nd interim In the good quality Laser fleets at the Italian Olympic Classes Championship, Juan Maegli GUA is first in the Lasers Standard one point ahead of Charlie Buckingham USA, and another point in front of Robert Scheidt BRA in 3rd. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Annalise Murphy IRL is on the first place followed by Silvia Zennaro ITA and Line Flem-Höst NOR. ----- In the Finns, Federico Colannino ITA is clearly ahead. ----- The 470 men and women sail in one fleet. Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion FRA with 5 bullets in 7 races are the clear leaders ahead of Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabrese ITA and Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER. ----- Smaller fleets are competing in the 49ers and 49ersFX. ----- After two days with good sailing conditions at the International Italian Championship of the Olympic Classes, the wind was absent at the Tuscany Coast yesterday causing an unplanned lay day.----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Sunday, September 20, 2020   

Kite-Foil - Formula Kite Mixed Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Day 4 -Finals today

Yesterday, the top-ranked duo in the overall standings, Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldridge GBR and Florian Gruber/Leonie Mayer GER, qualified directly for the Final of today. The other two finalists will be decided in the Semi-Finals today. ----- The Final Series, with the women sailing the first relay of a race, are being held in an elimination mode with the 18 participating mixed teams reduced to a final group of four. Moderate conditions are still persisting on Lake Traun with winds between 8 and 15kn. ----- The ranking lists, the news and the video of the day.
Sunday, September 20, 2020   

Moth, Waszp, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Day 3, new leaders in both classes

 Moth, Waszp, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Day 3, new leaders in both classes Diego Botin ESP, normally successful 49er helmsman, has taken the overall lead in the Moths, two points ahead of Maximilian Mäge GER on rank 2. Another 2 points behind follow the tied BenoĆ®t Marie FRA and Carlo De Paoli ITA on 3rd and 4th. ----- Richard Schultheiss MLT is the new leader in the WASZP. His advance on Emanuele Savoini ITA is already 8 points. Marton Munka HUN remains on rank 3. ----- The Lake Garda wind-machine delivered yesterday as mostly always, allowing to complete three races per Class. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page including videos of the Foiling Seminars of yesterday.
International – Saturday, September 19, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020   

Kite-Foil - Formula Kite Mixed Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Day 3, leader change after first finals

Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldridge GBR replaced Florian Gruber/Léonie Mayer GER on top of the rankings after the first Final runs of the inaugural Formula Kite Mixed Relay European Championships, the proposed event for the 2024 Olympics, on Lake Traun in an 8-14kn wind and cool temperatures. ----- The ranking list, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, September 19, 2020   

Moth, WASZP, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Day 2, Racing and Seminars on Foiling

 Moth, WASZP, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Day 2, Racing and Seminars on Foiling Eddie Bridle GBR has taken the overall lead in the Moths after the three races held at the Foiling Week on Lake Garda yesterday. Diego Botin ESP remained on rank 2. With the discard in effect, Fabrice Rigot SUI climbed on rank 3. The previous leader Maximilian Mäge GER dropped on rank 4. ----- The WASZPs sailed their first three races with Francesco Bertone ITA leading ahead of Richard Schultheiss MLT and Marton Munka HUN. ----- The ranking lists and the event facebook page with videos covering the Foil-Seminars with various speakers such as the triple Olympic medalist Ian Percy GBR or the Windsurf legend Robbie Naish USA (photo).
International – Friday, September 18, 2020
Friday, September 18, 2020   

Kite-Foil - European Mixed Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Day 2, Gruber/Meier GER keep the lead

 Kite-Foil - European Mixed Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Day 2, Gruber/Meier GER keep the lead Yesterday, the qualifications for the Finals in Gold-, Silver- and Bronze fleets beginning today, were completed with another 5 races. With 6 bullets on the result sheet, Florian Gruber/Leonie Meier GER are leading one point ahead of the tied Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldrige GBR and Guy Bridge/Katie Dobson GBR on 2nd and 3rd. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
International – Thursday, September 17, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020   

Kiteboarding - Mixed Team Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Day 1

On the occasion of the Traunsee-Week (limited to this Kite event this year), the Kitefoilers are organizing their first Kiteboarding Mixed Team Relay European Championship, a format proposed to the IOC as a new Olympic event for 2024. 19 two-person teams from 8 nations participate. Two light wind races were completed so far. ----- Winning both races in their groups, Florian Gruber/Leonie Mayer GER and Guy Bridge/Katie Dabson GBR are first on the leader board. ----- The ranking list, der news and the video of day one.
International – Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020   

Moth - UK National Championship 2020 - Weymouth GBR - Final results, Brad Funk USA rank 2

 Moth - UK National Championship 2020 - Weymouth GBR - Final results, Brad Funk USA rank 2 A big high-quality fleet sailed the Moth UK National Championship in Weymouth over the past weekend, and the outstanding winner after 13 races was Dylan Fletcher GBR, past 49er World Champion, with ranks 1 and 2 only on his results sheet! With a 24 points backlog, Brad Funk USA finished in 2nd, only one point ahead of Alan Adams GBR on the 3rd rank. 70 boats from 5 nations were at the start. ----- The results, the news and the event facebook page with videos.
International – Monday, September 14, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020   

Olympic Classes - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Final results - Strong Return to Racing for U.S. Athletes in Kiel

 Olympic Classes - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Final results - Strong Return to Racing for U.S. Athletes in Kiel Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) and Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) finished second overall in the 49erFX fleet, and Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) climbed on rank 4 in the Laser Standard fleet. Tom Ramshaw CAN kept rank 6 in the Finns as third North American in the top-10 as well. ----- The Final Results of all North Americans and the US Sailing Team report. ---------------- Please find hereafter the top results of all six Olympic Classes. ----- Jonas Warrer/Jakop Precht DEN defended their small advantage in the 49ers and won the Kiel Week Trophy ahead of Diego Bortin/Iago Lopes ESP moving up on rank 2 with a race win yesterday. Rual/Amoros FRA advanced on rank 3. ----- In the 49ersFX, Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER remained on top of the rankings as well, followed by Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA and Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR. ----- In the Finns, Nicholas Heiner NED was the clear winner ahead of Facundo Oleazza ARG who replaced Nils Theuninck SUI on rank 2. ----- Surprise in the Lasers Radial, where the Olympic and World Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED flopped (rank 20), giving way to Anne-Marie Rindom NED for an overall victory. On rank 3 followed Maria Erdi HUN. ----- Leader change in the Lasers Standard as well. The race winner of the day Philipp Buhl GER moved on top ahead of Eliott Hansen GBR and Michael Beckett GBR. ----- Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA finished first in the Nacra 17 ahead of John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR and Paul Kohlhoff/Alicia Stuhlemmer GER. ----- The Olympic 470 m/f and RS:X m/f did not compete in Kiel this time. ----- Fresh winds of up to 20kn prevailed on the last day of the 2020 Kiel Week. ----- All ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, September 14, 2020   

29er - Euro Cup 2020 - Act 2 - Kiel GER - Final results - 93 Participants, Ranks 1 and 2 for Maltese siblings

 29er - Euro Cup 2020 - Act 2 - Kiel GER - Final results - 93 Participants, Ranks 1 and 2 for Maltese siblings Richard Schultheis/Max Körner MLT finished first ahead of his sister Antonia Schultheis/Ole Ulrich MLT. On rank 3 followed Dehn-Töfte/Dehn-Töfte DEN. ----- Too much wind on the last two days of the 29er Euro Cup Regatta held at the 2020 Kiel Week impaired sailing for the 93 teams from 9 nations which nevertheless completed 11 races in total. ----- The results and the report.
International – Sunday, September 13, 2020
Sunday, September 13, 2020   

Olympic Classes - Kiel Week 2020 - Final Results

Final Results (as per September 13th, 2020)

49er, 52 boats, 7Q and 6F races:
- 22nd Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA

49erFX, 51 boats, 7Q and 6F races:
- 2nd Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA

Finn, 26 boats, 11 races:
- 6th Tom Ramshaw CAN
- 14th Juan Ignacio Perez MEX

Laser Radial, 46th boats, 11 races:
- 26th Elena Oetling MEX

Laser Standard, 80 boats, 6Q and 5F races:
- 4th Charlie Buckingham USA
- 26th Yanic Gentry MEX
- 44th Ben Flower CAN
- 70th Gerardo Benitez MEX

Nacra 17, 25 boats, 12 races:
- No North Americans

470 men/women and RS:X men/women not racing in Kiel

TheUS Sailing Team Website.
Sunday, September 13, 2020   

Olympic Classes - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Day 3

 Olympic Classes - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Day 3 Excellent performance by Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) and Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) new on rank 2 in the 49ersFX. Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) on the 6th place in the Lasers Standard remains in the top-10, as does Tom Ramshaw CAN as 5th in the Finns. Here the results of all North Americans. --------------- Hereafter the top positions in all fleets. ----- Warrer/Precht DEN, long-time leaders in the 49ers, are now challenged by Lambriex/van Vugt NED, only one point behind, and Rual/Amoros FRA climbing on rank 3. ----- In the 49ersFX, Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER have taken the lead, but Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA, new on rank 2 as best of the day, are only one point back. Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR are now in the 3rd place. ----- With two race wins in the Finn fleet, Nicholas Heiner NED extended his lead on Nils Theuninck SUI on 9 points. Only one point behind follows Facundo Oleazza ARG on rank 3. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Michael Beckett GBR moved on top 4 points ahead of Philipp Buhl GER. Eliott Hansen GBR advanced on rank 3. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Marit Bouwmeester NED went on extending her lead. Anne-Marie Rindom DEN moved up on rank 2, Maria Erdi HUN is now in 3rd. ----- Three bullets for Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA in the Nacras 17, taking the overall lead 12 points ahead of John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR. Paul Kohlhof/Alicia Stuhlemmer GER are now in the 3rd place. ----- For the first time, fresher winds prevailed at the Kiel Week, provoking major position changes in some fleets. ----- All ranking lists and the news.
International – Saturday, September 12, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020   

Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2 - with three North American teams still in the top-10s

 Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2 - with three North American teams still in the top-10s Finishing the day on the overall ranks 5 were Charlie Buckingham USA in the Lasers Standard and Tom Ramshaw CAN in the Finns, and also Stefanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA on rank 6 defended their place in the top-10s at the 2020 Kiel Week. See the results of results of all North Americans. ------------ Hereafter follows an overview of the top ranks in all six classes: ----- Jonas Warrer/Jakob Precht DEN remained on top of the 49ers ahead of the tied Przybytek/Kolodzinski POL and Rual/Amoros FRA. ----- In the 49ersFX, Tamara Echegoyen/Paula Barcelo ESP are still on rank 1. Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER advanced in the 2nd place. ----- As best of the day with the ranks 1/1/2, Nils Theuninck SUI joined the leading Nicholas Heiner NED on top. Facundo Oleazza ARG advanced on rank 3. ----- No change on top of the Nacra 17 with Ruggero/Banti ITA in the lead ahead of Kohlhoff/Stuhlemmer GER and Gimson/Burnet GBR. ----- Herrmann Tomasgaard NOR is the new leader in the Laser Standard 2 points ahead of the tied Michael Beckett GBR and Giovanni Cocolutto ITA. ----- Marit Bouwmeester NED defended her lead in the Lasers Radial, but Maria Erdi HUN reduced her backlog on one point. Anne-Marie Rindom DEN is now 3rd. ----- In still moderate winds, the qualification phase was concluded yesterday with four races according to program, and racing in the larger fleets (Lasers, 49er) will resume today split in Gold and Silver. ----- All ranking lists.
Saturday, September 12, 2020   

Olympic Classes - Kiel Week 2020 - the North American Participants

 Olympic Classes - Kiel Week 2020 - the North American Participants (as per September 11th, 2020)

49er, 52 boats, 6 races:
- 28th Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA

49erFX, 51 boats, 6 races:
- 6th Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA

Finn, 26 boats, 6 races:
- 5th Tom Ramshaw CAN
- 11th Juan Ignacio Perez MEX

Laser Radial, 46th boats, 6 races:
- 27th Elena Oetling MEX

Laser Standard, 80 boats, 6 races:
- 5th Charlie Buckingham USA
- 37th Yanic Gentry MEX
- 63rd Gerardo Benitez MEX
- 48th Ben Flower CAN

Nacra 17, 25 boats, 7 races:
- No North Americans

470 men/women and RS:X men/women not racing in Kiel

The US Sailing Team Website, without updates up-to-now
International – Friday, September 11, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020   

Olympic Classes - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Day 1, three North American teams in the top-10

 Olympic Classes - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Day 1, three North American teams in the top-10 Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA 5th in the 49ersFX, Tom Ramshaw CAN 7th in the Finns, and Charlie Buckingham USA 9th in the Lasers Standard were the North Americans delivering top-10 results on day one of the 2020 Kiel Week. Here the results of all North Americans. ---------- Hereafter follows the overview of the leading teams in the six Olympic Classes racing on the Baltic Sea. After three races in the skiffs, Warrer/Precht DEN are leading in the 49ers one point ahead of the tied Przybytek/Kolodzsinski POL and Fischer/Graf GER, while in the 49ersFX, Echegoyen/Roble ESP, two race wins, are first 2 points ahead of Schultheiss/Edland MLT. Three races too in the Nacras 17 with the experienced teams already ahead. Tito Ruggero/Caterina Banti ITA occupy rank 1 in front of Paul Kohlhoff/Alicia Stuhlemmer GER and John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR. ----- The single-handers completed two races. In the Finns, Nicholas Heiner NED won both heats and leads ahead of Nils Theuninck SUI. Another point behind follows Facundo Olezza ARG on rank 3. In the Lasers Radial, the Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED has already taken control with the ranks 1 and 3, and leads ahead of Anne-Marie Rindom DEN 2 points back. As 3rd follows Maria Erdi HUN. The first leader in the Lasers Standard is Giovanni Coccoluto ITA (1/4), with Philipp Buhl GER and Elliot Hansen GBR as first pursuers. ----- Light, circling winds prevailed on day one of the Olympic Classes Kiel Week yesterday. ----- All ranking lists.
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