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International – Saturday, December 16, 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Final Day - most successful US Youth Worlds Team

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Final Day - most successful US Youth Worlds Team The 2017 Youth World Sailing Championship in Sanya, China (December 11-16) concluded on Friday, closing the books on a successful week by the U.S. Youth Worlds Team. American sailors won three medals in nine classes, nearly added a fourth, and finished third in the Nation’s Trophy standings, the highest finish by the United States in many years.
The US Sailing Report, all ranking lists and the event website.
Saturday, December 16, 2017   (Image © Patrick Deroualle)

Women's International Match Racing Series - Act 4 - Tourville FRA - Day 5, Allie Belcher USA in arrears

 Women's International Match Racing Series - Act 4 - Tourville FRA - Day 5, Allie Belcher USA in arrears The Quarter and the first Semi Finals were sailed in Tourville FRA yesterday again in gusty winds. Pauline Courtois FRA, dominator of the Round Robins, leads in her Semi Final against Allie Blecher USA mit 2-0, as is the lead of Anne-Claire Le Berre FRA versus Margot Vennin FRA. Today is the crucial day.
The results and the daily news.
International – Friday, December 15, 2017
Friday, December 15, 2017   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Final Day - Two Gold and one Silver Medals for USA !

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Final Day - Two Gold and one Silver Medals for USA ! Finishing 5th in today's final race, Max Wallenberg/Amanda Björk SUI moved on top of the Nacra-15-catamaran rankings winning the Youth World Champion's title. Only two years after his Optimist World Champion's title, Max Wallenberg has reached another peak in his young career. The previously leading Shannon Dalton/Jaden Dalton AUS had to content themselves with rank 2 at equal points. Bronze went to Lucas Caessens/Anne Vandenberghe BEL.
In the 420 Boys, Otto Henry/Rome Featherstone AUS finished on top ahead of Thomas Rice/Trevor Bornarth USA winning Silver. Bronze went to Ido Billik/Noam Homri ISR. In the 420 women, Carmen and Emma Crowles USA clearly earned the title with a 12 points' lead over Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA and Arianna Passamonti/Giulia Fava ITA with Silver and Bronze.
In the 29er-Boys, Gold goes to France with Théo Revil/Gautier Guevel FRA. Mathias Berthet/Alexander Franks NOR and Santiago Duncan/Elias Dalli ARG followed on the ranks 2 and 3. In the 29er Girls, Margherita Porro/Sofia Leoni ITA were the premature Champions before the last race today. In a tight battle, Zoya Novikova/Diana Sabirova RUS grasped Silver one point ahead of Jasmin May Galbraith/Chloe Fisher AUS.
Leader change in the last race of the Lasers Radial where Maor Ben Hrosh ISR climbed on top of the Boys rankings. Daniil Krutskikh RUS und Guido Gallinari ITA followed on the ranks 2 and 3. In the Radial Girls, Charlotte Rose USA succeeded to defend rank 1 ahead of the defending Champion Dolores Moreira URU who had to content herself with rank 2 at equal points. Bronze went to Daisy Collingridge GBR.
The decision in the Windsurfers was very close. In the Boys, Yoav Cohen ISR earned the title one point ahead of Hao Chen CHN. Bronze went to Sil Hoekstra NED. In the Girls, Emma Wilson GBR is the Champion with Giorgia Speciale ITA on rank 2 with the same number of points. Ting Yu CHN followed as 3rd.

The ranks of the North Americans:
- 420 Boys: Thomas Rice/Trevor Bornarth USA 2nd, Patrick Wilson/Arie Moffat CAN 14th, Jose Aguilera Palacios/Bruno Acierno MEX 26th
- 420 Girls: Carmen and Emma Crowles USA 1st, Georgia Lewin-LaFrance/Madeline Gillis CAN 6th, Casilda Flores/Carlota Caso MEX 23rd
- 29er Boys: Neil Marcellini/Ian Brill USA 7th, William and Samuel Bonin CAN 15th
- 29er Girls: Berta Puig/Charlotte Mack USA 16th
- Nacra 15: Mark Brunsvold/Dylan Heinz USA 4th, Helen Horangic/Theodora Horangic CAN 11th
- Laser Radial Boys: Joseph Hou USA 6th, Ryan Anderson CAN 16th, Gerardo Benitez MEX 36th
- Laser Radial Girls: Charlotte Rose USA 1st, Clara Gravely CAN 14th, Alejandra Margarita Montemayor 22nd
- RS:X Boys: Cristobal Hagerman MEX 15th, Steven Cramer USA 17th
- RS:X Girls: Mariana Aguilar MEX 5th, Dominique Stater USA 17th
- Nations' Trophy: USA 3rd, CAN 16th, MEX 24th

All ranking lists and the event website.
Friday, December 15, 2017   

Women's International Match Racing Series - Act 4 - Tourville FRA - Day 4, Allie Belcher 4th and qualified for Quarters

 Women's International Match Racing Series - Act 4 - Tourville FRA - Day 4, Allie Belcher 4th and qualified for Quarters Yesterday, Round Robin 2 of the WIM was concluded in Torville with the top-8 going to the Quarter Finals. Pauline Courtois FRA remained the undefeated leader and is the clear favorite for victory. Finishing 4th, Allie Blecher USA with an 11-5 score clearly qualified for the Quarters. The last to be eliminated was Ekaterina Kochkina RUS finishing 9th overall.
The results and the daily news.
International – Thursday, December 14, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Day 4, Cowles-Cowles USA clearly on top

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Day 4, Cowles-Cowles USA clearly on top Today's racing is fully on at the Youth Worlds in Sanya CHN this morning UTC.
The 420 Girls have already completed their program and Carmen and Emma Cowles USA clearly remain on top with two 2nd race ranks and the advantage up on 12 points in front of Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA.
In the 29er Girls, the lead of Margherita Porro/Sofia Leoni ITA is now 29 points ahead of Maiwenn Jacquin/Enora Percheron FRA new on rank 2.
In the Nacra 15, Max Wallenberg/Amanda Björk SUI had a clear lead but an 11th place this morning relegated them on 2nd with a 3 points' deficit on Shannon and Jayden Dalton AUS. Nevertheless, the fight for the title remains open.
All other classes will sail during the coming hours and the results will be updated by noon UTC.
All ranking lists, the news and the video of yesterday.
Thursday, December 14, 2017   (Image © Patrick Deroualle)

Women's International Match Race Series 2017 - Act 4 - Tourville FRA - Day 2, Blecher USA 4th

 Women's International Match Race Series 2017 - Act 4 - Tourville FRA - Day 2, Blecher USA 4th Unconstant and gusty winds prevailed yesterday during the last races of Round Robin one. Half of the duels of Round Robin two have already been completed.
Pauline Courtois FRA was on the first position after RR1 with a 9-1 score. In RR2, she is again dominating with 5-0. Anne-Claire Le Berre FRA follows with 5-1 w/l. Allie Blecher USA is forth. By this evening, the pairings of the Quarter Finals will be known.
The results, the daily news and the video of the day.The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Thursday, December 14, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Sail Sydney - Sydney AUS - Final results

Sail Sydney was terminated this morning UTC with the last races.
Living up to their reputation, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS won all 8 races in the 470s. In the Finns, the only class with a European participation, Jake Lilley AUS finished first ahead of Max Salminen SWE. Sam Meech NZL finished on top of the Lasers Standard, while in the Radials, it was Marlena Berzins AUS winning the regatta. Joel Turner/David Gilmour AUS were first in the 49ers and winning 10 of the 12 races, Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL dominated the small 49erFX fleet. Clear winners in the Nacra-17 were the Olympic medalists Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS.
All ranking lists and the event website. As from today, the youth classes start with their Sail Sydney heats.
International – Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Day 3, US Team with top results

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Day 3, US Team with top results Racing of day three of the Youth Sailing World Championship on the Chinese Holiday Island Sanya is on this morning UTC with the Boys starting the Wednesday program.
In the 420s, the two races have been completed with Otto Henry/Rome Featherstone USA remaining on top inspite of a mediocre 15th place. Ido Bilik/Noam Omri ISR reduced the gap on rank 1 to 4 points thanks to a race win.
The 29ers finished two races up to now. With the ranks 1 and 7, Rok Verderber/Klemen Semelbauer SLO are the new leaders ahead of Ville Korhonen/Robin Berner FIN 6 points back.
The Laser-Radial-Boys finished their first race of the day and with a 4th race rank, Daniil Krutskikh RUS has taken the overall lead, replacing Guido Gallinaro ITA who is now 2nd with a 5 points' backlog. The Radial Girls have sailed their first heat as well. Charlotte Rose USA defended her first place but the defending Champion Dolores Moreira URU reduced her backlog to one point thanks to winning the race. Luciana Cardozo ARG on the 3rd place is already 18 points behind.
In the RS:X Boys windsurfers, Yoav Cohen is up on top with a race win. Hao Chen CHN follows at equal points on rank 2. In the RS:X Girls, Giorgia Speciale ITA stays on top 3 points ahead of Emma Wilson GBR.
The 420 and 29ers Girls will sail their races in the afternoon. Carmen and Emma Cowles USA lead in the 420s after 4 races. In the 29er Girls, Margherita Porro/Sofia Leoni ITA are first.
In the Nacra 15, Lucas Claeyssens/Anne Vandenberghe BEL are 4 points ahead of Shannon Dalton/Jayden Dalton AUS. Max Wallenberg/Amanda Björk SUI on 3rd are another point back.
All ranking lists and the news.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017   

Melges 20, J/70 - Sportboat Winter Series, Act 3 - Monaco MON - Final Results

 Melges 20, J/70 - Sportboat Winter Series, Act 3 - Monaco MON - Final Results Over the past weekend, the third Act of the Monaco Sportboat Winter Series was held, and in moderate winds, two races were completed.
Valeria Kovalenko RUS finished again first in the J/70s with the ranks 1 and 3 and extended her overall lead in the Winter-Series-rankings. Stefano Roberti ITA was 2nd ahead of the tied Jacques Leveque SUI.
The Melges 20 race looked like the Russian Championship with 8 RUS-boats among the 12 participants. Dmitri Samokhin RUS won the regatta ahead of Luca Fassitelli ITA.
The news.
The next Act of the Monaco Winter Series will be sailed in January.
International – Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer World Sailing Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Day 2, Carmen and Emma Cowles USA 420 superior leaders

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer World Sailing Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Day 2, Carmen and Emma Cowles USA 420 superior leaders The 2017 Youth Sailing World Championship began yesterday in an 8-12kn wind, and we reported on the first results already yesterday morning UTC. The days' racing in China is normally completed around 10 a.m. UTC. This morning, the first results of day two are already available, with the Girls sailing first.
In the 420, Carmen and Emma Cowles USA took the overall lead with the ranks 1 and 2, and the disqualification of race 1 yesterday discarded. Hatty Morsley/Pippa Cropley GBR follow 12 points behind, tied with Maria-Clara Vignati/Emiliana Lopez ARG, on the ranks 2 and 3.
In the 29er Girls, Margherita Porro/Sofia Leoni ITA are on top 7 points ahead of Zoya Novikova/Diana Sabirova RUS and Emilie Andersen/Maren Edland NOR on the ranks 2 and 3.
The Nacra 15 catamarans completed their 3 races of today as well and Lucas Claeyssens BEl (age 13) together with his crew Anne Vandenberghe BEL defended his first place. Shannon Dalton/Jayden Dalton AUS follow 4 points behind on rank 3. 3rd are Max Wallenberg/Amanda Björk SUI, with a race win today, 5 points behind the leader and also a clear contender on the title.
The RS:X Windsurfers completed 2 of the 3 races of the day. In the Girls, Giorgia Speciale ITA and Ting Yu CHN share the lead at equal points, in the Boys, Yoav Cohen ISR and Hao Chen CHN have the same number of points on rank 1.
The 420 and 29er Boys as well as the two Laser fleets are sailing their day's program in the coming hours.
All ranking lists and the daily news of yesterday. The updated results of today will be available by noon UTC.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017   

18-Footer - New South Wales Championship 2017 - Sydney AUS - Race 3

 18-Footer - New South Wales Championship 2017 - Sydney AUS - Race 3 Last Sunday, race 3 of the NSW-Championship was held on Sydney Harbour in fresh winds around 16kn, making the race very animated with numerous incidents. At the end of the race, it was 'Asko Appliances' of James Dorron AUS who had the upper hand 20sec ahead of 'Finport Trade Finance' of Keagan York AUS. 'Smeg', winner of the first two races, was down on rank 7 after a penalty circle and a capsize, but she remains on rank 1 overall.
The news, the ranking list and the full-length video (1h12min) of race 3.
International – Monday, December 11, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - World Sailing Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN, excellent start of US teams

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - World Sailing Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN, excellent start of US teams This morning UTC, the Youth Sailing World Championship 2017 began on the Chinese Holiday Island Sanya with 367 participants from 60 nations ! Here already the first results.
With the ranks 1 and 2, Ido Bilik/Noam Homri ISR had an ideal start in the 420 Boys, leading ahead of Otto Henry/Roam Featherstone AUS and Thomas Rice/Trevor Bornarth USA on the ranks 2 and 3.
The 29er-Boys completed already 3 heats and Mathias Berthet/Alexander Franks NOR are on top ahead of Kasper Nordenram/Linus Berglund SWE. Théo Revil/Gautier Guevel FRA follow as 3rd.
The Nacra 15 had one race at Press deadline this morning UTC with Lucas Claeyssens/Anne Vandenberghe BEL as winners ahead of Max Wallenberg/Amanda Björk SUI.
In the Laser Radial Boys, Giacomo Giovanelli ITA has taken the lead ahead of Caelin Winchcombe AUS and Junroi Lu SGP. In the Radial Girls, Charlotte Rose USA won both races of the day. Dolores Moreira URU and Annabelle Renie NZL are the first persuers.
The ranking list and the event website.
International – Sunday, December 10, 2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017   (Image © SSL - Carlo Borlenghi)

Star - Star Sailors League - Finals - Nassau BAH - Victory for Paul Goodison GBR/Frithjof Kleen GER

 Star - Star Sailors League - Finals - Nassau BAH - Victory for Paul Goodison GBR/Frithjof Kleen GER The 2017 Star Sailors League Final was sailed yesterday in a 16 to 18kn wind in Bahamas. Eliminated in the Quarter Final were Bruni/Colannino ITA, Negri/Lambertenghi ITA and Saxton/Mitchell GBR. In the Semi Final, Cayard/Trinter USA, Kusznierewicz/Zycki POL and Buhl/Koy GER were forced to leave the competition. In a nail-biting finish, Paul Goodison GBR/Frithjof Kleen GER defeated Robert Scheidt/Henry Boening BRA with the last wave on the finish line. Not far behind followed last year's winners Mark Mendelblatt/Brian Fatih USA. Xavier Rohart/Pierre-Alexis Ponsot FRA finished on rank 4.
The ranking list, the news and the full-length video of the final day.
International – Saturday, December 9, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017   

Star - Star Sailors League 2017 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 4

 Star - Star Sailors League 2017 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 4 The Qualification Phase at the Star Sailors' League Final in Nassau BAH was concluded yesterday with 3 races and the best 10 teams will continue the competition in the Quarter Finals. The dominant winner after 11 races sailed - Mark Mendelblatt/Brian Fatih USA - are already qualified for the Final of the 4 best. Robert Scheidt/Henry Boening BRA on rank 2 will go directly to the Semi Final. The ranks 3 to 10 will sail the one-race Quarter Final with the best five qualifying for the Semi Final. Three invited VIP helmsmen (non Starboat sailors) will sail in the next Round today: the 2008 Laser Olympic Champions Paul Goodison GBR, the current Laser World Ranking leader Philipp Buhl GER and the Nacra-17 World Champion Ben Saxton GBR.
The daily news, the ranking list and the videos ands the report of Paul Cayard USA.
The crucial Final races will be aired today beginning at 14.30 UTC and can be followed on this website, suspense guaranteed !
International – Friday, December 8, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017   (Image © Gilles Morelle)

Star - Star Sailors League - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 3

 Star - Star Sailors League - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 3 Very light wind - 4-6kn -made yesterday very challenging for the 25 teams competing in the SSL Finals Nassau BAH. The Italians were on fire with Francesco Bruni/Colannino ITA (ranks 4 and 1) and Diego Negri/Sergio Lambertenghi ITA (3/3) in these light conditions. Meanwhile Mark Mendleblatt/Brian Fatih maintained their consistency with a 1, 2 taking over the lead in the qualification series while Robert Scheidt/Henry Böhning BRA slipped to second place with scores of 2 and 19 after a disastrous 2nd upwind mark rounding. Philipp Buhl/Markus Koy GER on rank 5 are the best invited VIP team, and with a 21pts advantage on rank 11, the have excellent chances to make the cut for the next round in the three races planned for today (livestream on this website beginning at 15h UTC). Fighting for a qualification are the teams on the ranks 12-14 with the three past World Champions Kusznierewicz/Zycki POL, Melleby/Revkin NOR and Szabo/Natucci USA. The offshore champions and round-the-globe champion Franck Cammas/Mark Strube FRA, improving his Starboat skills from race to race, is now on rank 16 overall. The forecast for today is for 13-15kn from the south southeast with a fairly flat seaway.
The ranking list, the daily news, the full-lengh replay video of yesterday and the report of Paul Cayard USA, keeping his 4th place overall.
International – Thursday, December 7, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017   (Image © Gilles Morelle)

 In light winds around 7 to 9kn, four races were sailed yesterday. With the ranks 1/2/20/1, Paul Cayard USA (Star World Champion 1988)/Phil Trinter USA (Star World Champion 1993) were the team of the day, moving up on rank 3 overall. Here the report of Paul Cayard USA. Robert Scheidt/Henry Boening BRA defended their overall lead with a constant row of top-10 ranks, but Mark Mendelblatt/Brian Fatih USA are only 2 points behind on 2nd. Paul Goodison GBR/Frithjof Kleen GER on rank 5 remain the best invited VIP team. Thanks to a race win, Philipp Buhl/Markus Koy GER advanced on rank 6. Three more qualification races are on the program today, to be followed live on this website at 16h UTC.
The ranking list, the daily news and the 4-hours' video replay of the day.
International – Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017   

Star - Star Sailors League 2017 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 1

 Star - Star Sailors League 2017 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 1 A moderate seabreeze around 12kn did set a perfect stage on the opening day of the SSL Final on the Bahamas. The two races of the day were dominated by the experienced Starboat teams: Robert Scheidt/Henry Boening BRA took the interim's lead with the ranks 2 and 3. Mateusz Kusznierewicz/Dominik Zycki POL (4/2) and last year's winners Mark Mendelblatt/Brian Fatih USA (1/6) followed on the rank 2 and 3. The first of the invited 'VIP' helmsmen is Paul Goodison GBR - Laser Olympic Champion and double Moth World Champion - together with Frithjof Kleen GER as crew on rank 4. Rather difficult was the day for the offshore specialists Loïck Peyron FRA snd Frank Cammas FRA on the ranks 24 and 25.
The ranking list, the daily news and the video replay of day one, and in addition the report of Paul Cayard USA.
International – Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017   

Star - Star Sailors League - Finals - Nassau BAH - Start today

 Star - Star Sailors League - Finals - Nassau BAH - Start today Today is day one of the Star Sailors League Final 2017 in Nassau on the Bahamas, the best cast sailing regatta of the year. In addition to the best Starboat specialists such as the former Worldchampions Xavier Rohart FRA, Augie Diaz USA, Torben and Lars Grael BRA, Hamish Pepper NZL, George Szabo USA or Eivind Melleby NOR, prominent athletes from other Olymic Classes, the America's Cuip and Offshore Racing such as Paul Goodison GBR, Loïck Peyron FRA, Franck Cammas FRA or Philippe Buhl GER and more will participate.
This year again, racing can be followed live on this website. With livestream, GPS tracking/virtual eye and top commentators - this year with Shirley Robertson GBR, double Olympic Champion and CNN Sailing Today commentator joining the usual 3-person team - the Star Sailors League is the undisputed role model in presenting sailracing on the Internet.
The official website and the SLL facebook page of the Star Sailors League, currently updated with interviews, photos and other multimedia documents.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017   

18-Footer - New South Wales Championship - Sydney AUS - Race 2

 18-Footer - New South Wales Championship - Sydney AUS - Race 2 Last Sunday, the second heat of the NSW-Championships was sailed on Sydney Harbour in a 15kn breeze. Winner in an exciting race was 'Smeg' with Lee Knapton AUS and this after two capsizes and successful comebacks. With a 48sec backlog followed 'Finport Trade Finance' with Keagan York AUS. Overall leader after two of the five races is 'Smeg' ahead of 'Kitchen Maker'.
The news with a link to the full video replay (1h45min) of the Sunday event.
These 18-footer races can be followed live on this website on race Sundays beginning at ...... 3.45h UTC early in the morning.
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