First rounding the waypoint off Rio de Janeiro yesterday was 'Macif' with François Gabart/Gwenolen Gahinet FRA (Media: Jérémy Eloy FRA) heading straight to the harbour to get the rudder repaired. After 8 days and 12 hours, the closely following 'Sodebo' with Thomas Coville/Jean-Luc Nélias FRA (Media: Martin Keruzore FRA) veered direction Cape Town crossing the South Atlantic as the new leader. 'Edmond de Rothschild' with Franck Cammas/Charles Caudrelier FRA (Yann Riou FRA) followed 267nm behind as 2nd and another 85nm back was 'Actual' with Yves Le Blevec FRA/Alex Pella ESP (Ronan Gladu FRA). ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
11.14.19 – 11.17.19
12.02.19 – 12.08.19
12.03.19 – 12.07.19
12.12.19 – 12.15.19
12.15.19 – 12.21.19
International – Thursday, November 14, 2019
Three races were held yesterday in an up to 26kn breeze, and both groups have completed three heats now. Nicolaj Bjornholt/Michelle Jensen DEN moved on top of the rankings with a race win. Gav Colby/Worst News AUS follow 2 points behind. The qualification phase will be concluded today. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
Dragon - Grand Prix - Act 4 - Puerto Portals ESP - Day 3, a duo fighting for victory on Majorica and the GP overall
Dimitri Samokhin RUS and his team won the only race yesterday and moved up on rank 2 behind the still leading Pieter Heerema NED. Stephan Link GER follows on rank 3. ----- Today, the leading duo will not only fight for victory in Palma, but also for the title in the Annual GP Rankings. Samokhin RUS leads 3 points ahead of Heerema NED. ----- Rain and calms caused some start postponements and only a shortended race could be held in the afternoon in an initial 10kn but rapidly decresing breeze. ---- The results and the event facebook page.
International – Wednesday, November 13, 2019
No wind on the second day of the Hobie-16 Semi Finals at the World Championship in Florida. After 1, respectively 2 races, Yamil Saba/Gonzalo Cendra VEN are on rank1 ahead of Jason Hess/Katya Castellanos GUA and Michael Montague/Kathy Ward USA. The results and the daily news. On Friday, the Final with the participants split in Gold- and Silverfleet, is on the program.
The Starboat Winter Series in Miami was kicked-off over the past weekend with the Schoonmaker-Cup No racing on Saturday, as the wind exceeded 40kn, but on Sunday, three races could be completed. ----- The former World Champions Paul Cayard/Phil Trinter USA, Augie Diaz USA/Bruno Prada BRA and Eric Doyle USA with Payson Infelise USA as crew finished on the podium. On rank 5 followed the matchracer Taylor Canfield ISV with Arnis Baltins USA. 16 teams participated. ----- The results and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
International – Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Erroneously, we reported the conclusion of the Laser Mediterranean Championship yesterday, not realizing, that Monday (Armistice Holiday in France) was a race day as well. ----- In the Lasers 4.7, Eliott Raison SUI climbed on rank 1, followed by Loïc Oddin SUI. 35 participants. ----- No change on top of the Lasers Radial with Matthis Pacaud FRA on frist ahead of Louise Cervera FRA. 48 participants. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Santiago Sampaio POR dominated again yesterday winning both heats, and taking the overall victory by a considerable margin. ----- Two races were held in moderate winds. ----- The le ranking list and the news.
International – Sunday, November 10, 2019
GC-32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - Final results, Alinghi winner in Oman and overall
'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI, winner in Oman, grasped herewith the 2019 GC-32 Racing Tour title ahead of 'Oman Air' with Adam Monoprio NZL. 'Zoulou' with Erik Maris FRA and 'Oman Air' completed the Oman podium. ----- Light winds prevailed initially, freshening during the day. ----- The results, the news and the video of the day.
Part one of the Hobie-16 World Championships on Captiva Island in Florida - the races in different categories - is over and the winners are Vladimir Sola/Marc Selfa CUB in the Juniors, Rod and Kerry Waterhouse AUS in the Grand Masters and Annie Gardner/Sarah Kraft USA in the Women. ----- The Open World Championship is now underway and after five qualification races, Yamil Saba/Gonzalo Sendra VEN are in the lead. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page with reports, photos and videos.
International – Saturday, November 9, 2019
GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - Day 3, Oman Air winner of the day, Alinghi remains on top
International – Friday, November 8, 2019
GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - Day 2, Alinghi SUI stays on top but Zoulou FRA only one point back
International – Thursday, November 7, 2019
The World Sailing Annual Meeting on the Bermudas was concluded last Sunday with the Annual General Assembly, attended by representatives from 59 of the 147 Member National Authorities, the stakeholders of the International Sailing Federation. The Council decisions made on Friday and Saturday were ratified, the composition of the Election Committee for the 2020 General Assembly was confirmed and a decision re World Sailing's governance was made. ------ The official report of World Sailing for details. ----- Concerning the 2024 Olympic Regatta, the 10 events are now final, subject to approval by the IOC. The Windsurfing equipment will be the iFoil replacing the RS:X, inspite of a last-moment intervention of China and Israel. The submission of the Finn Class to reinstate the Finn had no chance. Here the comment of the Finn Class. ----- Of importance for national federations is the decision to include the Kiteboarders in the World Sailing Youth Championships, in line with the new Olympic program. ----- The Governance proposal however, that would eliminate the organization's broad-based, globally-representative Council, and concentrate virtually all the decision-making power in a nine-member, self-perpetutating Board of Directors led by the President, was put on halt. In order for it to pass, a majority of 75% was required. 38 members voted in favour with 21 against. This resulted in 64.4% in favour so it was not passed. It will be reconsidered at an Extraordinary General Assembly next year May(?)
International – Wednesday, November 6, 2019
GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - battle for the 2019 Series title between Alinghi and Oman Air ahead
The crucial season final of the GC32-catamaran tour 2019 begins today in Oman. Racing will be exciting as 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI and the local 'Oman Air' with Adam Minoprio NZL are tied on top of the rankings. ----- The preview.
International – Tuesday, November 5, 2019
'Smeg' of Micah Lane/Ricky Bridge/Peter Mackie finished an incredible day of survival racing to take out Race 4 of the Australian 18 Footer League’s Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour last Sunday. 23 sec behind followed 'Appliancesonline.com.au' of Brett Van Munster. 'The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines' of Aron Everett terminated on 3rd with a 27 sec backlog on the 2nd. ----- The fleet started with the big nbr one rigs expecting a moderate North East wind, but were hit even before the start by the first of the dramatic frontal systems passing with gusts exceeding 30kn. All 18 teams capsized at least once, and only 8 finished the race. ----- The news with results, the overall rankings after 4 of 7 regattas, and the video replay (1hr 50min) of the spectacular race.
International – Monday, November 4, 2019
Optimist - Halloween Cup - Torbole ITA - Final results, Isabella Mendoza USA 198th among 464 participants
The Optimist Halloween-Cup on Lake Garda was concluded yesterday in rain and a light wind with final race, promoting Riccardo Honold GER on rank one of the Juniores ahead of Levente Borda HUN 2nd with the same number of pointsw. Tim Krause GER followed on rank 3. ----- The only North American participant Isabella Mendoza USA (KBYC) finished 198th among the 464 participants. ----- In the younger Cadetti, Giovanni Bedoni ITA defended the first place one point ahead of Sofia Bommartini ITA 2. Victor Lööf NOR advanced on rank 3. ----- The ranking lists and the event facebook page with reports and videos.
A-Cat - North American Championship 2019 - St.Petersburg FL, USA - Final results - Heemskerk NED Foilers and Curry USA Classics grasp titles
The last race at the A-Cat USA National Championship in Florida held over the past weekend decided in favour of Mischa Heemskerk NED relegating Bruce Mahoney USA on rank 2 in the Foilers. ----- Bob Curry USA won the Classics title one point ahead of Bob Webbon USA. ----- Light winds prevailed initially freshening up during the final day. The 62 A-Cats, split in a Foiler and Classic Division, completed 6 races. ----- The results and the A-Cat Facebook site.
International – Sunday, November 3, 2019
Laser Standard & Radial - U21 World Championship 2019 - Split CRO - Final results, the Medals go to South America, Asia and Europe, best NorAm Liam Bruce CAN 20th
The Laser U21 World Championships in Split CRE were successfully concluded yesterday with three races per Class. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Wiktoria Golebiowska POL grasped the title with an 11 point advantage on Valeria Lomatchenko RUS. Maria Kislukhina RUS moved up on rank 3. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Juan-Pablo Cardozo ARG finished on top just one point in front of Clemente Seguel CHI. Bronze went to Vishnu Saravanan IND. ----- The best North American Liam Bruce CAN finished on the 20th place among the 144 participants. Gerardo Benitez MEX is 127th, Peter McGriff USA 132nd. ----- After an almost windless week with only two races, both fleet completed three heats yesterday in a good breeze allowing to validate the Championship with a discard result. ----- The ranking lists, the final report and the event facebook page.
Optimist - Halloween Cup - Torbole ITA - Day 2, no wind, no racing, Isabella Mendoza USA on rank 145 in the 460 boat fleet
No wind on the second day of the Halloween-Cup on Lake Garda The top-ranked after the three races of the opening day are Giovanni Bedoni ITA in the Cadetti (U12), and Levente Borda HUN in the big Juniores fleet (U15). Isabella Mendoza USA (KBYC) follows on rank 145. ----- The ranking lists and the event facebook page.
International – Saturday, November 2, 2019
Laser Standard & Radial - U21 World Championship 2019 - Split CRO - Day 5, only two races per Class completed so far, Liam Bruce CAN 36th best North American
Very light winds again at the Laser U21 Worlds in Split CRO and only the Radials and the Blue Group of the Standards could sail a race early in the morning. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Karla Savar CRO is now one point ahead of Wiktoria Golebiowska POL. Valeria Lomatschenko RUS on 3rd is already 8 points behind. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Pere Ponseti ESP is one point in front of Vishnu Saravanan IND. Paul Morvan FRA follows another point behind. ----- Liam Bruce CAN on rank 36 is the best North American in the 143 boat fleet. Gerardo Benitez MEX is 101st, Peter McGriff USA 133rd. ----- Today is the final day of the Championship and two more races are mandatory to validate the Championship. With the discard coming into effect after four races, major position changes might be expected. ----- The wind forecast seems to be promising. ----- The ranking lists, the daily news and the event facebook page
The World Sailing Council was deliberating on the recommendations of the different Committees yesterday. The most important decision was the selection of the iFoil Windsurfer for the Olympic Regatta 2024 in Paris/Marseille FRA. ----- The official report.