International – Friday, September 21, 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018   

2.4m, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Day 3

 2.4m, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Day 3 Just one race was held for the 2.4m at the Para Worlds on Lake Michigan, and with a race win, Damien Séguin FRA has taken the overall lead ahead of Matthew Bugg AUS. Another point behind follows Dee Smith USA on 3rd. The 4th-placed Heiko Kröger GER is already 14 points back.
The Hansa 303 fleets did apparently not race as the ranking lists were unchanged this morning.
The new RS Venture class has concluded the qualification phase with the two group leaders selected for the final round on Saturday. The remaining participants sail a repechage to select the other finalists. Matteo Balbo/Olivier Bollmann SUI still have a chance to qualify provided they improve their performance by on rank.
All ranking lists and the news.
Friday, September 21, 2018   

TP52 - Super Series 2018 - Sailing Week - Valencia ESP - Day 3

The TP52 Super Series in Valencia ESP continued yesterday with 3 races, and in this last Round of the annual championship, the ranks 2 and 3 are at stake, as the advantage of the overall Series winner 'Quantum Racing' of Doug De Vos USA is such, that she cannot be removed from rank 1, and this inspite of the rather weak results in Valencia.
Team of the day was 'Onda' of Edoardo De Souza BRA (tactics Robert Scheidt BRA) advancing on rank 5 overall with the day ranks 1/2/3. 'Luna Rossa' of Patrizio Bertelli ITA (Francesco Bruni ITA, Vasco Vascotto ITA, James Spithill AUS) remains on top, but 'Platoon' of Harm Müller-Spreer GER (John Kostecki USA) reduced the backlog on 3 points with a race win. Another 3 points back is 'Azzurra' of Alberto Roemmers ARG (tactics Santiago Lange ARG) on rank 3.
The news with the ranking lists and the video of day 2.
Friday, September 21, 2018   

J/111- 2018 North American Championship, Holland MI, Day 2

'Skeleton Key' of Peter Wagner won two of the three races held yesterday in a good breeze taking the lead at the J/111 North American Championship. Jim Connelly’s 'Slush Fund' had a bad third race and was relegated on rank 2 with a 12 points' backlog. Another 4 points behind follows 'Utah' of Bradley Faber.
The results after 5 races, the event facebook page and the event website.
Friday, September 21, 2018   

M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Chicago IL, USA - Day 1

 M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Chicago IL, USA - Day 1 Yesterday, the M32 Catamaran World Championship in Chicago began with two races. Phil Robertson NZL, the only top helmsman participating and familiar with the M32 used in the World Match Racing Tour, has already taken the overall lead. Two point and four points behind follow the locals Jennifer respectively Don Wilson USA.
The results and the news.
International – Thursday, September 20, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018   

2.4mR, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Day 2

The Para Worlds on Lake Michigan continued yesterday with 3 races for the 2.4m and 5 heats for the Hansa 303 women, who completed only one race on the opening day.
Matthew Bugg AUS has taken the lead in the 2.4m with the day ranks 2/1/1, one point ahead of Damien Séguin FRA on 2nd. The French Paralympic Champion announced a few days before the Worlds, that he had just signed a contract with a sponsor for his Vendée-Globe-Project 2020. On the forthcoming Route du Rhum of November 2018, the one-handed Séguin FRA will participate with his Open 60.
In the Hansa 303 women, Olga Gornas POL clearly leads after 6 races ahead of Marina Perterer AUT.
No news were available this morning UTC from the other two classes.
The results and the event website.
Thursday, September 20, 2018   

World Ranking Lists - Updates as per September 17, 2018, best NorAm McNay/Hughes 470 men

 World Ranking Lists - Updates as per September 17, 2018, best NorAm McNay/Hughes 470 men The latest World Ranking List updates have just been published by World Sailing with Phil Robertson (NZL) maintains his position at the top of the Matchracing Open rankings ahead of Trevor Mirsky (AUS) and Ian Williams (GBR). Pauline Courtois (FRA) leads in the Women's rankings followed by Anna Kjellberg (SWE) and Johanna Bergqvist (SWE). The best-ranked North Americans are Taylor Canfield (ISV) on 9th and Nicole Breault (USA) on 5th.
The Olympic Classes rankings are more and more representative with the bulk of 2020 Olympic campaigner joining the circuit, especially at the recent 2018 Sailing World in Aarhus and the first 2018/19 Worldcup event at Enoshima JPN.
Up to now, only one North American team - Stuart McNay/David Hughes - is in the top-10 (5th, 470 Men). Please find here an overview on the top-20-ranked teams: Tom Ramshaw CAN (15th, Finn), and from the USA Caleb Paine (19th, Finn), Paige Railey (11th, Laser Radial), Erika Reineke (12h, Laser Radial), Charlie Buckingham (15th, Laser Standard), Chris Barnard (19th, Laser Standard), Stephanie Roble/ Maggie Shea (12th, 49erFX Women), Riley Gibbs/ Louisa Chafee (12th, Nacra 17).
Here the details from World Sailing.
Thursday, September 20, 2018   (Image © Luca Babini)

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series - Act 5 - Domaso ITA - Final results

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series - Act 5 - Domaso ITA - Final results The Melges 24 sailed the 5th Round of their European Sailing Series on Lake Como over the past weekend with 5 races held on Friday and Saturday, and no race lacking wind on Sunday. German success with Eddy Eich GER and 6 points behind Luis Tarabocchia GER finishing on the ranks 1 and 2. Mario Ziliani ITA followed on 3rd. 17 teams from 5 nations participated.
The results, the news and the Annual Series Rankings after 5 of the 6 events with Geoff Carveth GBR staying on rank 1 and Jörg Hotz SUI as excellent 3rd. The last Round of the Sailing Series is the Swiss Championship on the Lago Maggiore in October.
Thursday, September 20, 2018   

J/111- 2018 North American Championship, Holland MI

Light winds prevailed on the first day of the J/111 North American Championship with 16 teams on the starting line. On top after two races completed is 'Slush Fund' of Jim Connelly USA, day ranks 2 and 1, with a 2 points' lead on ’Shamrock' of Jefferey Davis and another 2 points on 'Skeleton Key' of Peter Wagner.
The results after two races and the event website
Thursday, September 20, 2018   

TP52 - Super Series 2018 - Sailing Week - Valencia ESP - Day 2

Not enough wind yesterday in Valencia for more racing. The Prize of the Day - tickets for the Champions' League Match Valencia-Juventus Turin - were given to the two overall leaders after two races sailed, i.e. 'Platoon' (Harm Müller-Spreer GER, John Kostecki USA) and 'Azzurra' (Alberto Roemmers ARG/Santiago Lange ARG).
The news with ranking list and the video of day one.
International – Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018   

2.4mR, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Day 1

 2.4mR, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Day 1 The Para World Championship on Lake Michigan began yesterday with 2 races for the 2.4m, 4 races for the Hansa 303 and 6 races for the RS Venture.
The favorites have already taken the first places in the 2.4m: Heiko Kröger GER and Damien Séguin FRA share the lead. Dee Smith USA follows on rank 3 among the 38 participants.
In the Hansa 303, Jens Kroker GER, Piotr Cichocki POL and Ange Margaron FRA are tied on top after 4 races in the men rankings, in the women, Olga Gornaz POL is first ahead of Marina Perterer AUT.
The RS Venture sail in two 4-boat groups. Alexandra Rickham/Hannah Stodel GBR and Gian Bachisio Pira/Gianluca Raggi ITA lead in their groups.
The results and the event website.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018   (Image © Martinez Studios)

TP52 - Super Series 2018 - Sailing Week - Valencia ESP - Day 1

 TP52 - Super Series 2018 - Sailing Week - Valencia ESP - Day 1 The second-last Act of the 2018 TP52 Super Series began yesterday in Valencia ESP. 'Quantum', the dominator of this season, began rather cautiosly finishing the day on rank 5. On fire however were 'Platoon' of Harm Müller-Spreer GER and 'Azzurra' of Alberto Roemmers ARG sharing the first place.
The news with results.
International – Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018   

J/70 - National Sailing League - Kiel GER - Final results

 J/70 - National Sailing League - Kiel GER - Final results Over the past weekend, the first German National Sailing League sailed their last 2018 round before the Final in Hamburg, this time in Kiel. The second League had concluded the season already with four teams promoted to the League one: Mühlenberger Segel-Club, Schlei-Segel-Club, Seglervereinigung 1903, Seglergemeinschaft Lohheider See.
In Kiel, the annual leader Norddeutscher RV finished only on 5th but defended the overall lead. Winner was the Bayrische YC by a small margin.
The ranking list and the news
Tuesday, September 18, 2018   

2.4m, Hansa 303, RSVenture - Para Sailing World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Start today

 2.4m, Hansa 303, RSVenture - Para Sailing World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Start today Today begins the Para World Championship on Lake Michigan with the most-popular 2.4m keelboat ant two new classes: the Hansa 303 and the RS Venture. With Damien Séguin FRA, Heiko Kröger GER, Paul Tingley CAN or Björnar Erikstad NOR, the well-known experienced top helmsmen are on the entry lists. The largest fleet are the Hansa 303 with 43 teams.
The entry lists and the event website.
International – Monday, September 17, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018   

Olympic Worldcup 2018/19 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Final results, no NorAms in top-10

 Olympic Worldcup 2018/19 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Final results, no NorAms in top-10 Light winds delayed the second half of the Medal Races yesterday, and at the end of the day, only the Lasers Standard and Radial completed their races (see separate news). The 470s and Finns remained ashore.
For the first time, a Japanese 470 men team won a Worldcup Regatta with Keiju Okada/Jumpei Hokazono JPN as best of the powerful JPN 470 delegation (4 boats in the first 6 !!) shining on the 2020 Olympic home waters. Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS and Daichi Takayama/Kimihiko Imamura JPN followed on the ranks 2 and 3. In the 470 women, Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED finished first ahead of Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN and Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA.
In the Finns, Nicholas Heiner NED is on top ahead of Giles Scott GBR and Ed Wright GBR.

The final results of the North American teams:
• Finn (2): Caleb Paine USA 13th, Luke Muller USA 15th
• 470 M (1): Stu McNay/ Dave Hughes USA 5th

All ranking lists and the daily news.
Monday, September 17, 2018   

Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2018/19 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Final results, Sarah Douglas CAN 6th overall

The two Laser fleets sailed their Medal Races in Japan yesterday in light winds with Sarah Douglas CAN as the only North American qualified.
Elliot Hanson GBR was the premature winner before the final race already. Matthew Wearn AUS and Sam Meech NZL defended their 2nd and 3rd places.
In the Radials, it was once more Marit Bouwmeester NED who dominated the event, winning ahead of Josefin Olsson SWE and Emma Plaesschart BEL. Sarah Douglas CAN finished 5th in the Medal Race and defended her excellent 6th place overall.

The results of the North Americans:
• Laser (5): Chris Barnard USA 29th, Charlie Buckingham USA 30th, Robert Davis CAN 37th, Malcolm Lamphere USA 48th, Marek Zaleski USA 49th
• Laser Radial (4): Sarah Douglas CAN 6th, Haddon Hughes USA 13th, Paige Railey USA 14th, Erika Reineke USA 18th
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Monday, September 17, 2018   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Villasimius ITA - Final results, Carroll USA 6th

The wind remained light on the last day of Act 4 of the GC32 Racing Tour on Sardinia, but nevertheless, 3 races could be sailed, without foiling. The decision was open until the last race, where 'Norauto' of Franck Cammas FRA and the Geneva 'Realteam' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI started at equal points. Thanks to a better start, 'Norauto' took the lead right from the beginning, finished one place ahead of the Swiss (2nd and 3rd) and took the overall victory by one point. On rank 3 followed 'INEOS Rebels UK' with Ben Ainslie GBR. Jason Carroll USA stayed on the 6th place.
The results, the video and the news.
Monday, September 17, 2018   (Image © Elena Razina)

Dragon - Grand Prix - San Remo ITA - Final results

 Dragon - Grand Prix - San Remo ITA - Final results No wind yesterday in San Remo at the Dragon GP, and no racing. During three day, good conditions prevailed and 5 races were held.
Pieter Heerema NED and his team(Lars Hendriksen DEN, Georgy Leontchuk RUS) finished first thanks to more race wins ahead of Nicola Friesen/Vincent Hoesch/Frithjof Kleen GER at equal points.
The results and the event facebook page with photos.
Monday, September 17, 2018   

Tornado - European Championship 2018 - Arco ITA - Final results

 Tornado - European Championship 2018 - Arco ITA - Final results Two races were sailed on the last day of the Tornado Europeans in a good 12 to 16kn breeze. After another race win, Iordanis Paschalidis/Konstantinos Trigonis GRE were the premature European Champions, their 15th important title in 10 years ! Marcel and Jürg Steiner SUI remained inspite of a premature start on rank 2. Bob and Marc Baier GER earned Bronze. As best Mixed-Team, Martin and Julia Rusterholz SUI finished 5th among the 23 teams.
The results and the news.
Monday, September 17, 2018   

Etchells - International Etchells North American Championship, Chicago USA

The 2018 Etchells North American Championship was sailed on Lake Michigan, September 13-15. After 8 races, Scott Kaufman/Lucas Calabrese/Austen Anderson/Erik Shampain USA won the regatta closely followed by Jim Cunningham USA on second and Stephan Benjamin in third. 23 boats manly from the USA, but also Canada and the UK, participated
The results, the event website and the Chicago YC website.
International – Sunday, September 16, 2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018   

Laser Standard & Radial - Olympic Worldcup 18/19, Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Today Medal Race with Sarah Douglas CAN

 Laser Standard & Radial - Olympic Worldcup 18/19, Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Today Medal Race with Sarah Douglas CAN The Laser Qualification Series for today's Medal Races were concluded yesterday with 3 race per class.
After another convincing performance, Elliot Hansen GBR is the premature winner in the Standards with a 43 (!) points lead. The fight for Silver and Bronze will be tight today: Thomas Saunders NZL on 2nd is 3 points ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS, and a another 2 points back, Philipp Buhl GER and Sam Meech NZL have a chance for the top 3.
In the Radials, Marit Bouwmeester NED is the premature winner as well. Her advantage on Josefin Olsson SWE is 19 points. Emma Plaesschart BEL on 3erd follows 3 points behind, and also Hannah Snellgrove GBR has chances for a Medal.

Except Sarah Douglas CAN, the North American results are rather disappointing:
• Laser (5): Chris Barnard USA 29th, Charlie Buckingham USA 30th, Robert Davis CAN 37th, Malcolm Lamphere USA 48th, Marek Zaleski USA 49th
• Laser Radial (4): Sarah Douglas CAN 6th, Haddon Hughes USA 13th, Paige Railey USA 14th, Erika Reineke USA 18th

Racing is underway at Press Time (6h UTC).

All ranking lists and the daily news.
Sunday, September 16, 2018   (Image © David Branigan)

Laser Standard & Radial - Master World Championship 2018 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Final results

 Laser Standard & Radial - Master World Championship 2018 - Dun Laoghaire IRL - Final results The Laser Standard and Radial World Masters in Ireland were concluded yesterday with a last race sailed in moderate winds.
In the Radial Great Grand Master category, Bill Symes USA was the premature winner before the last heat. Jean-Luc Dreyer SUI lost his podium place and had to content himself with rank 4. Lorenz Müller SUI however moved up on the 5th place. In the largest fleet, the Standard Masters, Brett Beyer AUS was the winner. In the Standard Great Grand Masters, the 1980 Finn World Champion Wolfgang Gerz GER finished on top.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Sunday, September 16, 2018   (Image © Sailing Energy)

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Villasimius ITA - Day 2, Carroll USA 6th

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Villasimius ITA - Day 2, Carroll USA 6th The GC32-Catamaran Racing Tour continued yesterday 5 races sailed in moderate winds around 10kn. Franck Cammas FRA on 'Norauto' defended the first place, but with two bullets, 'RealTeam' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI moved up on rank 2 only 4 points behind the leader before the last races today. Jason Carroll USA remained on rank 6.
The results and the news.
Sunday, September 16, 2018   

Tornado - European Championship 2018 - Arco ITA - Day 3

 Tornado - European Championship 2018 - Arco ITA - Day 3 Only an abandonded race was held on Friday due to lack of wind, but yesterday, a well-established Ora filled in on Lake Garda allowing to complete three good races.
Two heats were again won by the clear leaders Iordanis Paschalidis/Konstantinos Trigonis GRE on first ahead of Marcel and Jörg Steiner SUI and Bob and Marc Baier GER.
The results and the news.
International – Saturday, September 15, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018   

Olympic Worldcup 2018/19 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 5 - first Medal Races sailed

At the Enoshima JPN Olympic Classes Worldcup, the Medal Races for the first half of the Classes, as well as remaining fleetraces are about to be sailed this morning UTC.
Kiran Badloe NED finished first in the RS:X men windsurfers ahead of Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI. In the RS:X women, Peina Chen CHN is on top ahead of Liliane de Geus NED, and the Nacras-17, Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS replaced the big favorites Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA on rank 1.
The 49ers and 49ersFX, are still racing, and the final results will probably be available by 8h a.m. UTC.
Yesterday, only the Lasers Standard could sail a race due to lack of wind. All other classes remained without results. Today, the 470s, Finns and Lasers sailed their last fleetraces.

The results of the North American teams so far:
• Laser (5): Chris Barnard USA 23rd, Charlie Buckingham USA 29th, Robert Davis CAN 40th, Malcolm Lamphere USA 51st, Marek Zaleski USA 54th
• Laser Radial (4): Sarah Douglas CAN 3rd, Haddon Hughes USA 13th, Paige Railey USA 17th, Erika Reineke USA 21st
• Finn (2): Caleb Paine USA 12th, Luke Muller USA 15th
• 49er (2): Christopher Rast/ Trevor Burd USA 10th, Judge Ryan/ Hans Henken USA 25th
• 49erFX (2): Stephanie Roble/ Margaret Shea USA 8th, Kate Shaner/ Charlotte Mack (USA 21st
• 470 M (1): Stu McNay/ Dave Hughes USA 5th
• Nacra 17 (2): Bora Gulari/Helena Scutt USA 10th, Riley Gibbs/ Louisa Chafee USA 12th

All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, September 15, 2018   

Laser Standard & Radial - Olympic Worldcup 2018/19, Act 1 - Pingtan CHN - Day 6, Sarah Douglas CAN still on the excellent 3rd

 Laser Standard & Radial - Olympic Worldcup 2018/19, Act 1 - Pingtan CHN - Day 6, Sarah Douglas CAN still on the excellent 3rd Much rain and almost no wind in Japan yesterday and only the Laser Standards could complete one race with Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR as winner. Elliot Hansen GBR remains on top overall ahead of Tonci Stipanovic CRO and Matthew Wearn AUS. Two more races are on the program today and tomorrow, the Medal Race will be held.
Two races are on the program of the Lasers Radial, one of them already finished this morning UTC. Marit Bouwmeester NED is the new overall leader 4 points ahead of Daphne Van der Vaart NED. With a 7 points' deficit, Sarah Douglas CAN, Allison Young GBR and Hanna Snellgrove remain in the race for Medals.

The results of the North Americans:
• Laser (5): Chris Barnard USA 23rd, Charlie Buckingham USA 29th, Robert Davis CAN 40th, Malcolm Lamphere USA 51st, Marek Zaleski USA 54th9
• Laser Radial (4): Sarah Douglas CAN 3rd, Haddon Hughes USA 13th, Paige Railey USA 17th, Erika Reineke USA 21st

All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, September 15, 2018   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Villasimisus ITA - Day 2, Carroll USA 6th

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Villasimisus ITA - Day 2, Carroll USA 6th The moderate seabreeze filled in late yesterday but nevertheless, four more races were completed. New on top of the rankings at equal points are now the two America's Cup skippers Franck Cammas FRA ('Norauto') and Ben Ainslie GBR ('INEOS UK Rebels'). The Geneva 'Realteam' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI follows on rank 3 with a 6 points' backlog. 'Argo' of Jason Carroll USA is now 6th.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Saturday, September 15, 2018   

Finn - European Masters 2018 - Split CRO - Final results

 Finn - European Masters 2018 - Split CRO - Final results The European Finn Masters in Split CRO were concluded yesterday with two races without changes on the podium. Vladimir Krutskikh RUS grasped the title ahead of Karlo Kuret CRO. The best of the day Michael Maier CZE (3/1) followed at equal points on rank 3. 62 participants.
The final rankings and the event website.
Saturday, September 15, 2018   

Laser Standard & Radial - Masters World Championship 2018 - Dun Loaghaire IRL - Day 5

 Laser Standard & Radial - Masters World Championship 2018 - Dun Loaghaire IRL - Day 5 After the lay day, racing was resumed at the Laser World Masters yesterday in Ireland near Dublin, and all categories completed two races each in a 12kn wind.
In some categories, the winners are known already before the last races today.
Brett Beyer AUS leads in the Standard Masters with a 27 points' advantage. The lead of Wolfgang Gerz GER in the Standard Great Grand Masters is 15 points on Michael Hicks GBR. In the Radial Great Grand Masters, Bill Symes USA has a 20 points' lead.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Saturday, September 15, 2018   

Kite-Foil - Goldcup 2018 - Act 2 - Pingtan CHN - Final results

Maxim Nocher FRA was a class of his own also on the last day of the Kite-Foil-Goldcup in China. Winning 10 of the 13 races, he is the outstanding dominator of the event. Axel Mazella FRA and Tzhéo de Ramecourt FRA completed the podium. Elena Kalinina RUS finished first in the women's category.
The news and the video of the final day.
International – Friday, September 14, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018   

Olympic Worldcup 2018/19 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 3, Sarah Douglas CAN on 4th in Laser Radials

Light winds prevailed yesterday after two windy days, slackening to an extent, that the Lasers Radial could not sail their races at the end of the afternoon.
In the 470 men, Keiju Okada/Jumpei Holazono JPN extended their lead on Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS to 13 points. On the ranks 3 to 5 follow more Japanese teams. In the 470 women, Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA replaced Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen at equal points on top.
James Peters/Fynn Sterritt GBR defended their first place in the 49ers by a small margin. The day's best Lukasz Przybytek/Pawel Kolodzinski POL joined the leaders pointswise on rank one. In the 49ersFX, the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA are now already 26 points ahead of the new second-ranked Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR.
In the Finns, Giles Scott GBR stays on top ahead of Nicholas Heiner NED new on rank 2. In the Nacra-17 catamarans, the winning streak of Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA came to an end, but the Italians still lead with a 5 points' advance on Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, Kiran Badloe NED still leads 7 points in front of Mattia Camboni ITA. In the RS:X women windsurfers, Peina Cehn CHN is now first ahead of Bryony Shaw GBR.
The Laser information follows below.

The results of the North American teams:
• Laser (5): Charlie Buckingham USA 28th, Chris Barnard USA 29th, Robert Davis CAN 45th, Malcolm Lamphere USA 46th, Marek Zaleski USA 57th
• Laser Radial (4): Sarah Douglas CAN 4th, Haddon Hughes USA 15th, Paige Railey USA 17th, Erika Reineke USA 22nd
• Finn (2): Caleb Paine USA 11th, Luke Muller USA 15th
• 49er (2): Christopher Rast/ Trevor Burd USA 10th, Judge Ryan/ Hans Henken USA 25th
• 49erFX (2): Stephanie Roble/ Margaret Shea USA 8th, Kate Shaner/ Charlotte Mack USA 25th
• 470 M (1): Stu McNay/ Dave Hughes USA 6th
• Nacra 17 (2): Bora Gulari/Helena Scutt USA 10th, Riley Gibbs/ Louisa Chafee USA 12th

All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Friday, September 14, 2018   

Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2018/19 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 3, Sarah Douglas 4th in Radials

 Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2018/19 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 3, Sarah Douglas 4th in Radials For the first time, the breeze on the 2020 Olympic waters was light and slackening yesterday, and sailing as last Class, the Lasers just had enough wind for a Standard race, while the Radials remained without races.
Winning in the Standards, Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR moved up on rank 15. Overall, Eliott Hansen GBR extended his lead on 8 points. Sam Meech NZL and Nick Thompson GBR are the first challengers.
In the Radials, Alison Young GBR is first one point ahead of Marit Bouwmeester NED. Josefin Olsson SWE follows on rank 3.

The results of the North American teams:
• Laser (5): Charlie Buckingham USA 28th, Chris Barnard USA 29th, Robert Davis CAN 45th, Malcolm Lamphere USA 46th, Marek Zaleski USA 57th
• Laser Radial (4): Sarah Douglas CAN 4th, Haddon Hughes USA 15th, Paige Railey USA 17th, Erika Reineke USA 22nd

All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Friday, September 14, 2018   

Tornado - European Championship 2018 - Arco ITA - Day 1

 Tornado - European Championship 2018 - Arco ITA - Day 1 The European Championship of the former Olympic Tornados began yesterday on Lake Garda with two races sailed in a well-established Ora. Still a class of their-own were the defending Champions Iordanis Paschalidis/Konstantinos Trigonis GRE with two bullets. First challengers are Marcel Steiner/Jörg Steiner SUI twice on rank 2. 23 teams from 9 nations participate.
The results and the daily news.
Friday, September 14, 2018   (Image © Sailing Energy)

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Villasimius ITA - Day 1, Argo of Jason Carroll USA 8th

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Villasimius ITA - Day 1, Argo of Jason Carroll USA 8th Round 3 of the foiling GC32 Racing Tour 2018 began yesterday on Sardinia. Two races were completed in moderate winds on the first day before an upcoming thunderstorm front with stormy winds ended the competition for the day.
'Norauto' with Frank Cammas FRA and the Geneva 'Realteam' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI steering were the race winners. 'Norauto', 'INEOS UK Rebels' and 'Zoulou' share the lead. 'Realteam' follows one point behind on rank 4. 'Argo' of Jason Carroll USA is 8th after a DNF in race 2.
The ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, September 14, 2018   

J/22 - 2018 World Championship, Annapolis MD, USA, Winner Zeke Horowitz USA and his team

Zeke Horowitz and his team on 'Uncle Fluffy' was the only team in the 63-boat fleet to accomplish nothing but one-digit finishes in the nine-race series hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club. Two bullets of the closest challenger Allan Terhune's 'Thunder Chicken' in the last two races were not good enough to replace Horowitz on top. 'Hot Toddy' of Jeffrie Todd USA on 3rd is 45 points behind !
The event facebook page and the final results
International – Thursday, September 13, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018   

Olympic Worldcup 2018/19 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2, Sarah Douglas CAN Laser Radial on 4th best NorAm, 4 more in the top-10

Good conditions prevailed also on day 2 of the Enoshima JPN Worldcup event with a 12-15kn wind, and the full program with 2-3 races per class was completed.
In the 470 men, the Japanese teams dominated with 3 boats among the top 4. Keiju Okada/Jumpei Hokazono JPN lead 3 points ahead of Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS. In the 470 woman, Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED are on rank 1 with a 3 points' advantage on Skrzypulec/Ogar POL.
In the 49ers, James Peters/Fynn Sterrit GBR are on top 2 points' in front of Fletcher/Bithell GBR. First in the 49ersFx, the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA are coming back strongly. In their second competition since the Olympic victory, they are clearly leading with two race wins.
In the Finns, the best of the day Jorge Zarif BRA (ranks 3/1) joined the leading Giles Scott GBR on rank 1. In the Nacra 17, Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA won 5 of the 6 races. With Vittorio Bissaro/Maelle Frascari ITA on rank 2, the Italians rule the class for the moment.
Leader in the RS:X men windsurfers is Kiran Badloe NED 3 points ahead of Mattia Camboni ITA. Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED follows on rank 3. In the RS:X women windsurfers, 2 Chinese women are on the ranks 1 and 2: Yunxiu Lu CHN and Peina Chen CHN.
For the Laser information, go to the next news text.

The results of the North American teams:
• Laser (5): Chris Barnard USA 25th, Charlie Buckingham USA 30th, Malcolm Lamphere USA 43rd, Robert Davis CAN 44th, Marek Zaleski USA 55th
• Laser Radial (4): Sarah Douglas CAN 4th, Haddon Hughes USA 15th, Paige Railey USA 17th, Erika Reineke USA 22nd
• Finn (2): Caleb Paine USA 10th, Luke Muller USA 15th
• 49er (2): Christopher Rast/ Trevor Burd USA 9th, Judge Ryan/ Hans Henken USA 24th
• 49erFX (2): Stephanie Roble/ Margaret Shea USA 8th, Kate Shaner/ Charlotte Mack (USA 20th
• 470 M (1): Stu McNay/ Dave Hughes USA 16th
• Nacra 17 (2): Riley Gibbs/ Louisa Chafee USA 10th, Bora Gulari/ Helena Scutt USA 11th

All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Thursday, September 13, 2018   

Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2018/19 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2, Sarah Douglas CAN 4th

 Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2018/19 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2, Sarah Douglas CAN 4th Moderate 12 to 15kn winds prevailed on the second day of the Enoshima JPN Worldcup event and both Laser fleets completed 3 races each. As from today, the windforecast predicts some lighter breeze.
The new leader in the Laser Standards after a race win today is Elliott Hansen GBR, one point ahead of Michael Beckett GBR and Matthew Wearn AUS at equal points on 2nd and 3rd.
In the Radials, Alison Young GBR, best of the day (2/4), has taken the lead ahead of Marit Bouwmeester NED and Josefin Olsson SWE closely behind.

The results of the North American teams:
• Laser (5): Chris Barnard USA 25th, Charlie Buckingham USA 30th, Malcolm Lamphere USA 43rd, Robert Davis CAN 44th, Marek Zaleski USA 55th
• Laser Radial (4): Sarah Douglas CAN 4th, Haddon Hughes USA 15th, Paige Railey USA 17th, Erika Reineke USA 22nd

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Thursday, September 13, 2018   

Finn - European Masters 2018 - Split CRO - Day 2

 Finn - European Masters 2018 - Split CRO - Day 2 Moderate winds around 10kn prevailed on day 2 of the Finn European Masters in Split CRO allowing to held two races, without changes on top of the rankings.
Vladimir Krutskikh RUS remains on top ahead of Carlo Kuret CRO and Michael Maier CZE. Unfortunately, the updated ranking list has not yet been posted on the event website this morning .... but the detailed report of the Swiss team contains the results !
International – Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Wednesday, September 12, 2018   

Olympic Worldcup 2018/19 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2, excellent 2nd of Sarah Douglas CAN, top-10 results in 4 more classes

Yesterday morning, the first Olympic Classes Worldcup Event 2018/9 began on the Olympic waters 2020 of Enshima JPN. This morning, the first results of the day are still missing, apparently, the starts have been postponed.
Yesterday, all classes completed 2 to 3 races in good 12-15kn wind conditions. Here the result overview by yesterday evening, probably to be updated during this Wednesday.

The results of the North American teams:
• Laser (5): Charlie Buckingham USA 34th, Chris Barnard USA 35th, Malcolm Lamphere(USA 40th, Robert Davis CAN 44th, Marek Zaleski USA 59th
• Laser Radial (4): Sarah Douglas CAN 2nd, Haddon Hughes USA 12th, Paige Railey USA 16th, Erika Reineke USA 18th
• Finn (2): Caleb Paine USA 7th, Luke Muller USA 9th
• 49er (2): Christopher Rast/ Trevor Burd USA 9th, Judge Ryan/ Hans Henken USA 23rd
• 49erFX (2): Stephanie Roble/ Margaret Shea USA 8th, Kate Shaner/ Charlotte Mack (USA 20th
• 470 M (1): Stu McNay/ Dave Hughes USA 15th
• Nacra 17 (2): Bora Gulari/ Helena Scutt USA 10th, Riley Gibbs/ Louisa Chafee USA 11th

Racing can be followed live over GPS tracking. By noon UTC, racing of the day - if any - will be completed and the full overall results of the day will be posted.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018   (Image © David Branigan)

Laser Standard & Radial - Master World Championship 2018 - Dunloaghaire IRL - Day 3

 Laser Standard & Radial - Master World Championship 2018 - Dunloaghaire IRL - Day 3 Less gusty as on the first days but still 12-15kn was the breeze yesterday and another two sporty races were held in all fleets. In most fleets, the favorites are clearly ahead midtime the Championship. Today is lay day.
Clear leader in the biggest fleet, the Master Lasers Standard, Brett Beyer AUS is now 12 points ahead. Wolfgang Gerz GER leads in the Standard Great Grand Masters with a 9 points' advantage. In the Radials Grand Masters, Stephen Cockerill GBR won again both heats, and also Bill Symes USA is on first with the points' minimum in the Radials Great Grand Masters (65 ).
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018   

Finn - European Masters 2018 - Split CRO - Day 1

 Finn - European Masters 2018 - Split CRO - Day 1 The Finn European Masters began yesterday in Split CRO with two races. Vladimir Krutskikh RUS has taken the lead with two bullets ahead of Karlo Kuret CRO on 2nd and Michael Maier CZE on 3rd. A good first day had also Christoph Christen SUI finishing on 5 and 9 bringing him on the 6th place overall.
The ranking list, the event website and the event facebook page.
International – Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Tuesday, September 11, 2018   

Olympic Worldcup 2018/19 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1, with NorAm top-10 results in Radials, Finns, 49ers/49erFX, Nacra-17

 Olympic Worldcup 2018/19 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1, with NorAm top-10 results in Radials, Finns, 49ers/49erFX, Nacra-17 The first Act of the 2018/19 Olympic Classes Worldcup began today on the 2020 Olympic Waters of Enoshima JPN and the first races have already been completed. The full result of today will be available around noon UTC.
In the 470 men, Peponnet/Mion FRA won the first race. In the 470 women, Hanna Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR were on top.
In the 49ers, Fletcher/Bithell GBR lead after 3 races ahead of Przsybytek/Kolodzinski POL.
Josh Junior NZL won the only Finn race.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, Mattia Camboni ITA is in the lead.
In the Nacras 17, Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA as 1st earned two bullets. on their comback, Billy Bessen/Marie Riou FRA followed on rank 3.

The results of the North American teams:
• Laser (5): Chris Barnard USA 33rd, Charlie Buckingham USA 34th, Malcolm Lamphere(USA 39th, Robert Davis CAN 43rd, Marek Zaleski USA 58th
• Laser Radial (4): Sarah Douglas CAN 3rd, Paige Railey USA 12th, Haddon Hughes USA 18th, Erika Reineke USA 23rd
• Finn (2): Caleb Paine USA 9th, Luke Muller USA 14th
• 49er (2): Christopher Rast/ Trevor Burd USA 9th, Judge Ryan/ Hans Henken USA 24th
• 49erFX (2): Stephanie Roble/ Margaret Shea USA 2nd, Kate Shaner/ Charlotte Mack (USA 22nd
• 470 M (1): Stu McNay/ Dave Hughes USA 19th
• Nacra 17 (2): Riley Gibbs/ Louisa Chafee USA 6th, Bora Gulari/ Helena Scutt USA 12th

All other classes were not yet active this morning UTC. The complete results overview will be available by noon UTC.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018   (Image © David Branigan)

Laser Standard & Radial - Master World Championship 2018 - Dunloaghire IRL - Day 2, USA leaders in the Radial Great Grand Masters and Legends

 Laser Standard & Radial - Master World Championship 2018 - Dunloaghire IRL - Day 2, USA leaders in the Radial Great Grand Masters and Legends Fresh 10 to 20kn winds from the shore prevailed also on the second day of the Laser World Masters in Ireland and all categories completed two more races.
In the largest fleet with 61 starters, the Lasers Standard Masters, Brett Beyer AUS added another two race wins. In the Standard Grand Masters, Thomas Nordquist SWE has taken the lead with a 3 point lead on Carlos Martinez ESP. Two race wins too for Wolfgang Gerz GER in the Standard Great Grand Masters, where he extended his advantage on Mark Bethwaite AUS to 2 points. Scott Leith AUS extended his lead in the Lasers Radial Masters with two bullets. In the Radial Grand Masters, Stephen Cockerill GBR defended his first place. In the Radial Great Grand Masters, Bill Symes USA is already 8 points ahead of Lasse Wastesson SWE. In the Legends (over 75 finally, Peter Seidenberg USA remained unbeaten yesterday.
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International – Monday, September 10, 2018
Monday, September 10, 2018   (Image © David Branigan)

Laser Standard & Radial - Master World Championship 2018 - Dunloaghaire IRL - Day 1

 Laser Standard & Radial - Master World Championship 2018 - Dunloaghaire IRL - Day 1 The Laser World Masters' Championship 2018 - well attended with 302 participants from 25 nations - began yesterday in Dublin IRL in a fresh 20 to 27kn breeze. In five of the 8 age categories, the favorites are already in front.
Brett Beyer AUS (Standard Master), Stephen Cockerill GBR (Radial Grand Master), Leandro Rosado ESP (Standard Apprentice), Bill Symes USA (Radial Great Grand Master) and Peter Seidenberg USA (Legends) finished first in both heats of their groups. In the Standard Grand Masters, Mark Brink USA is in the lead.
All results and the news.
Monday, September 10, 2018   

J/24 - US National Championship. Falmouth, ME - Casco Bay

Finishing 2nd in Sunday’s final race, Robby Brown’s 'Angel of Harlem' clinched his first J/24 US National Championship. The Florida-based helmsman came into Sunday nine points behind Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet, but Brown’s second, paired with Parker’s 12, gave him the Championship by a single point over Parker in the five-race series. Breeze on Casco Bay looked promising at the start of the day, but lightened throughout the day.
The final results and the event facebook page.
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