International – Friday, February 26, 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021   

18 Footer - Supercup-Series - Sydney AUS - an exhibition event with celebrities

 18 Footer - Supercup-Series - Sydney AUS - an exhibition event with celebrities This morning UTC, the Supercup Series will be sailed in Sydney, an exhibition event consisting of 3 races with Australian sailing celebrities at the helm, among others, former 505 and 49er world champion Chris Nicholson AUS, America's Cup competitor Adam Beashel AUS, Adrienne Calahan AUS, 2004 round the world record holder as well as numerous former JJ Giltinan Trophy winners, including the only European winner of this 18-footer world championship Tim Robinson GBR (1999). ----- The report and the live broadcast.
International – Tuesday, February 23, 2021
International – Monday, February 22, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021   

18 Footer - Australian Championship 2020 - Sydney AUS - Final results - 'tech2 ' of Jack Macartney on top

 18 Footer - Australian Championship 2020 - Sydney AUS - Final results -  'tech2 ' of Jack Macartney on top The 9th and final race of the Australian 18-footer championship came to an end yesterday in Sydney. In shifty winds of around 15 knots, the duel for the title was already decided at the start in favour of 'tech2 ' (Jack Macartney/Charlie Wyatt/Lewis Brake AUS) after their last remaining opponent 'smeg' (Michael Coxon AUS) made a premature start. ----- With the successful defence of their title, 'tech2' moved on top of the list of favourites for the unofficial 18-Footer World Championship, starting in two weeks from now. The New Zealanders, JJ Giltinan Trophy winners in the past two years, will not be at the start due to the Corona restrictions. Besides 'tech2' and 'smeg', 'Winning Group' (John Winning jr/Seve Jarvin/Sam Newton AUS), first-ranked yesterday, can also fancy their chances of grasping the JJ Giltinan Trophy. ----- For now, racing continues next Friday with the Super Cup, featuring past World Champions, Olympic medallists, America's Cup and Ocean Race veterans. ----- The report and the video replay of yesterday's race.
Monday, February 22, 2021   (Image © Kathleen Tocke)

Star - Miami Star Winter Series - Midwinter Championship - Final results - Doyle/Infelise USA winners

 Star - Miami Star Winter Series - Midwinter Championship - Final results - Doyle/Infelise USA winners With one race left yesterday at the 2020/21 Star Midwinter Series in Miami, racing was canceled due to too strong winds. ----- Eric Doyle/Payson Infelise, San Diego, CA are therefore the superior final Midwinter Championship winners after seven races ahead of Augie Diaz/Baltins, Miami, FL and Paul Cayard/Luke Lawrence, San Francisco, CA. Ante Razmilovic/Philip Carlsson, London GBR on rank 5 are the best non-American team. ----- 17 boats from 4 nations participated. ----- The results.
International – Sunday, February 21, 2021
Sunday, February 21, 2021   

Prada Cup - Auckland NZL - Final - Races 7 & 8 - Final results: 7-1 for Luna Rossa

 Prada Cup - Auckland NZL - Final - Races 7 & 8 - Final results: 7-1 for Luna Rossa In moderate winds, INEOS Team UK with Ben Ainslie GBR had today no chance either against Luna Rossa of Francesco Bruni ITA/Jimmy Spithill AUS losing twice in the last two races of the Prada Cup. This means the Italians will challenge Team New Zealand in the America's Cup beginning March 6th. ----- The replay of today's races and the reports.
International – Saturday, February 20, 2021
Saturday, February 20, 2021   

Prada Cup - Auckland NZL - Final - Races 5 & 6 - First victory for INEOS

 Prada Cup - Auckland NZL - Final - Races 5 & 6 - First victory for INEOS In moderate winds between 10 and 12kn, races no. 5 & 6 of the Prada Cup were sailed this morning UTC in Auckland. ----- In race 5, Luna Rossa won, while in the second race of the day, INEOS Team UK with Ben Ainslie GBR took the first win of the series and herewith some hope: 1-5 down, the English still need 6 wins. Luna Rossa can make everything clear tomorrow Sunday morning with two wins. Once again, we will be broadcasting live on www.sailing-news.com. ----- The reports and the video replay of the day.
Saturday, February 20, 2021   

Star - Miami Star Winter Series - Walker Cup - Final results - Doyle/Infelise USA winners

 Star - Miami Star Winter Series - Walker Cup - Final results - Doyle/Infelise USA winners After dominating on day one, Eric Doyle/Payson Infelise, San Diego, CA, continued their streak, posting two bullets for the day and winning the Walker Cup, while Augie Diaz/Arni Baltins, Miami, FL maintained their position behind the leaders with two second place finishes. Peter Vessella/Phil Trinter, Miami moved into third overall. ----- 18 boats from 4 nations participated. ----- Beautiful conditions continued for day two of the Star Midwinters and Walker Cup with a breeze ranging from 10 to 15 knots, shifting a little more to the south. ----- The results.
International – Friday, February 19, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021   

Prada Cup - Auckland NZL - Final - Races Nr. 5 & 6 tomorrow morning

 Prada Cup - Auckland NZL - Final - Races Nr. 5 & 6 tomorrow morning After the forced break due to Corona, the Prada Cup finals will continue tomorrow morning with races 5 & 6. Moderate winds of around 10kts are forecast, so it remains to be seen whether INEOS Team UK have managed to tune up their cupper enough to keep up with Luna Rossa. The Italians lead 4-0 and have the chance to qualify for the America's Cup with a total of 7 wins already this weekend. The report. We will broadcast tomorrow's two races live from 2 am UTC.
Friday, February 19, 2021   

Olympic Games 2021 - Tokyo JPN - The IOC publishes Playbooks for the Games

 Olympic Games 2021 - Tokyo JPN - The IOC publishes Playbooks for the Games With playbooks for the organisers, the athletes and the media, the IOC wants to make its contribution to Corona-safe Olympic Games. It is still unclear whether the Games will actually take place; in Japan, public approval has fallen massively after the second Corona wave, but the government and the IOC are sticking to the staging of the Games. The report.
Friday, February 19, 2021   (Image © Kathleen Tocke)

Star - Miami Star Winter Series - Walker Cup - Doyle/Infelise clear leaders after three races

 Star - Miami Star Winter Series - Walker Cup - Doyle/Infelise clear leaders after three races Three races were held on the first day of the Star Midwinters and Walker Cup at the Miami Coral Reef YC in a solid 9 to 11kn SE-breeze. Clear leaders after the opening day of Act 3 of the 2020/1 Star Midwinters are Eric Doyle/Payson Infelise, San Diego, CA, with a 2-1-1 scoreline and a 9 point advantage over Augie Diaz/Arni Baltins, Miami, FL. Another point behind follow Paul Cayard/Luke Lawrence, San Francisco, CA, and Peter Vessella/Phil Trinter, Miami. ----- 18 boats from 4 nations participate. ----- The results.
International – Thursday, February 18, 2021
Thursday, February 18, 2021   

Prada Cup - Auckland NZL - Final - Next races on saturday

 Prada Cup - Auckland NZL - Final - Next races on saturday After the 3-day Covid lockdown, the Prada Cup finals will resume next Saturday. Further restrictions apply for spectators, however, and the races will also be sailed on the outside lanes to avoid provoking crowds of spectators on the shore. ----- With their 4-0 lead over INEOS Team UK (Ben Ainslie GBR) , Luna Rossa (Francesco Bruni ITA/Jimmy Spithill AUS) could make everything clear this weekend: 7 wins are necessary to qualify as challenger for the America's Cup against the Cup Holder Team New Zealand. ----- Once again, we will be broadcasting the races LIVE on our www.sailing-news.com website. ----- The report.
Thursday, February 18, 2021   

420 & 470 - Carnival Race - San Remo ITA - First races today

 420 & 470 - Carnival Race - San Remo ITA - First races today The Carnival Race of the 420s and 470s starts today in San Remo. With 60 teams from 8 nations, the 420s are very well represented; they will be sailing their world championship at the same location in July. ----- With 11 teams from 3 nations, the 470 fleet is quite a bit smaller. The preview.
International – Wednesday, February 17, 2021
International – Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Tuesday, February 16, 2021   

18 Footer - Australian Championship 2020 - Sydney AUS - Race 8 - tech2 and SMEG duel for victory

 18 Footer - Australian Championship 2020 - Sydney AUS - Race 8 - tech2 and SMEG duel for victory The 8th and second last race of the Australian Championship was sailed on Sunday in 18-24 knots of wind. ----- 'SMEG' with Michael Coxon AUS took the lead from the start but had to let 'tech2' (Jack Macartney AUS) pass on the last downwind. In the overall standings before the last race, 'tech2' leads 'SMEG' by 2 points. ----- The last race will be held next Sunday and will again be broadcast live. ----- The Report and the replay of the live broadcast.
International – Monday, February 15, 2021
Monday, February 15, 2021   

America's Cup / Prada Cup - COVID-19 lockdown postpones Prada Cup

 America's Cup / Prada Cup - COVID-19 lockdown postpones Prada Cup As a result of the Government announcement on February 14, 2021, a Level 3 lockdown in Auckland, initially for 72 hours, the next scheduled race day on Wednesday (Feb. 17) has been postponed and the event village will not be open to the public during this time. ----- New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ordered the country’s biggest city Auckland to go “hard and early” after the cases into with her order requiring residents to stay at home. The report.
Monday, February 15, 2021   

Dragon - Riviera Trophy, Act 1 - Alassio-Cup - Alassio ITA - Final results

 Dragon - Riviera Trophy, Act 1 - Alassio-Cup - Alassio ITA - Final results Despite growing Corona restrictions in Europe, the Dragons were able to sail the first round of their Riviera Trophy in Alassio this weekend, albeit in a small fleet. ----- After 5 heats, Dimitri Bondalenko RUS/GBR and his team won ahead of prominent newcomer Tommaso Chieffi ITA equal on points. Claus Dietrich GER (with Diego Negri ITA and Frithjof Kleen GER) followed on rank 3. ----- The ranking and the report.
International – Sunday, February 14, 2021
Sunday, February 14, 2021   

Prada Cup - Auckland NZL - Final - Day 2 - 4-0 for Luna Rossa

 Prada Cup - Auckland NZL - Final - Day 2 - 4-0 for Luna Rossa This morning UTC, Luna Rossa with Francesco Bruni ITA/Jimmy Spithill AUS won both races of the day held in Auckland in a 12-16kn wind and is now leading the best-of-13 series 4-0. Speed differences were hardly noticeable, however, INEOS Team UK of Ben Ainslie GBR started twice very badly and could not close the gap. ----- Races 5 & 6 are scheduled for Wednesday morning. ----- The report and the event website with the video replay of the day.
International – Saturday, February 13, 2021
Saturday, February 13, 2021   

Prada Cup - Auckland NZL - Final - Two wins for Luna Rossa

 Prada Cup - Auckland NZL - Final - Two wins for Luna Rossa The final of the Prada Cup got underway this morning UTC in initially light winds, picking up to 15-17kts during the second race. ----- Dropping from the foils at the start of race one, INEOS Team UK with Ben Ainslie GBR never had a chance to come back, and Luna Rossa (Francesco Bruni ITA/Jimmy Spithill AUS) had an easy time winning by more than 2 minutes - the report. ----- The second race in a solid Seabreeze was more even, but the Italians had a small speed advantage upwind controlling the Brits during the whole match, taking it home with a 26 seconds margin. ----- Tomorrow the best-of-13 series continues, and Ben Ainslie and his team are challenged. ----- The event website and the video replay of the day.
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