Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, August 31, 2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Enoshima JPN - Day 6 - Mollerus/MacDiarmid USA finish 8th in 49ers - Ramsey CAN and Muller USA in Finns, Brugman/Brugman USA in 470w Medal Races tomorrow

 Olympic Worldcup - Enoshima JPN - Day 6 - Mollerus/MacDiarmid USA finish 8th in 49ers - Ramsey CAN and Muller USA in Finns, Brugman/Brugman USA in 470w Medal Races tomorrow Five Medal Races for the speed classes and windsurfers as well as the last qualification fleetraces for the other classes were concluded today Saturday. ----- Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA finished as remarkable 4th in the 49er Medal Race and moved up on rank 8 overall. The USA Sailing Team was not represented in the other four events. ----- Atlantic Brugman/Nora Brugman USA defended rank 10 in the 470 women and are qualified for the Medal Race of tomorrow Sunday. Tom Ramshaw CAN as 7th and Luke Muller USA as 10th in the Finns qualified also. Caleb Paine USA on rank 11 however missed the top-10 cut and for him and all other North American competitors, the Enoshima Worldcup event is over. ----- Have a look on the updated overview of all North American competitors and the US Sailing Team Report. --------------------------------------------- The top ranks in the Medal Race events are as follows: ----- In the RS:X women, Yunxiu Lu CHN clearly won ahead of Katy Spychakov ISR. ----- Surprise in the RS:X men where Louis Giard FRA winning the race climbed from 3rd to 1st ahead of Kun BI CHN. ----- Bad luck for the leading Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER in the 49ers capsizing in the final downwind and loosing the title to James Peters/Fynn Sterrott GBR up from 5th to 1st. ----- Jump from 5th to 1st also in the Nacra-17 with Quentin Delapierre/Manon Audinet FRA as winners ahead of Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR. ----- The top ranked competitiors in the five classes sailing the Medal Races tomorrow are: ----- Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS 1st with a 16 point lead on Xammar/Rodriguez ESP in the 470 men. ----- Mia Jerwood/Monique De Vries AUS climbed on top of the 470 women ahead of Silvia Mas/Patricia Cantero ESP. ----- Premature Gold for Pavlos Kontides CYP in the Lasers Standard with a 21 point lead on Matthew Wearn AUS. The long-time second Tonci Stipanovic CRO dived on rank 8. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Emma Plaesschart BEL remained on 1st but Anne-Marie Rindom DEN reduced the backlog on 3 points. ----- Premature Gold also for Nicholas Heiner NED in the Finn 25 points ahead of Josip Olujic CRO. ----- After some postponements, racing took place in Enoshima today in a good 15-20kn seabreeze. ----- All ranking lists and the report of the day. ----- We shall livestream the Medal Races of Sunday on www.sailing-news.com.
Saturday, August 31, 2019   

Breaking News - Noon Update - Olympic Worldcup - Enoshima JPN - Day 5, stormy weather, Mollerus/MacDiarmid USA 49er qualified for Medal Race

 Breaking News - Noon Update - Olympic Worldcup - Enoshima JPN - Day 5, stormy weather, Mollerus/MacDiarmid USA 49er qualified for Medal Race Another stormy day with winds exceeding 25kn and big waves impacting the program yesterday with the 49ers completing one race only and the 49ersFX and Nacra-17 remaining ashore .... ----- Surviving the 49er race on rank 10 - one third of the fleet did not finish - Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA defended rank 9 overall and will participate in the Medal Race tomorrow. The 49erFX and Nacra-17 did not go afloat at all ..... Together with the RS:X windsurfers, these three classes will sail the Medal Races today without North American competitors. ------ Fighting for a Medal Race slot in the last qualification races tomorrow will be Atlantic Brugman/Nora Brugman USA on 10th in the 470 women. The Finn sailors Tom Ramshaw CAN down on 6th, Luke Muller USA on 8th and even Caleb Paine USA on 12th 9 points behind the cut will also endeavour to make the Medal Race on Sunday. Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA on rank 14 in the 470 men are probably to far away from the top-10 with a deficit of 20 points. No major changes occurred in the other NorAm rankings. Please have a look at the overview of all North American competitors and the US Sailing Team Report . ------------------------------------- The top ranks in all events are as follows: -----In the RS:X women, Yunxiu Lu CHN is about to celebrate her second success within two weeks, as she will start to the Medal Race with a 13 point lead on Katy Spychakov ISR. ----- In the RS:X men, the fight for the Medals will be close as the first four are separated by 6 points only. Pierre Le Coq FRA leads head of Kun Bi CHN. ----- The only race of the 49ers was won by Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT advancing on rank 3. Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER remain on top. ----- All other classes will sail the last fleetraces tomorrow. ----- Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS extended their lead in the 470 men on Xammar/Rodriguez ESP to 14 points. ----- Elena Berta/Bianca Caruso ITA are first in the 470 women, one point ahead of Mia Jerwood/Monique De Vries AUS. ----- The Lasers Standard completing two races have still Pavlos Kontides CYP as clear leader ahead of Tonci Stipanovic CRO and Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA. ----- In the Lasers Radial also with two races today, Emma Plaesschart BEL extended her lead on 10 points. Anne-Marie Rindom DEN follows on 2nd. ----- Nicholas Heiner NED increased his lead in the Finns with two race wins on 14 points. Joan Cardona ESP remains on the 2nd rank. ----- All ranking lists and the report of the day. ------ Medal Races in the 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 and RS:X fleets will commence tomorrow Saturday 03:00 UTC onwards and are on livestream on www.sailing-news.com.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, August 30, 2019
Friday, August 30, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Enoshima JPN - Day 4, racing underway again in challenging conditions

 Olympic Worldcup - Enoshima JPN - Day 4, racing underway again in challenging conditions Similar sailing conditions - fresh breeze 20 to 25kn and big waves - have been forecast for today on the Olympic waters of Enoshima JPN. Racing is underway this morning UTC, to be followed realtime over GPS tracking. ----- Results are being updated continuously. We shall summarize the situation after day 4 in our noon news today.
Friday, August 30, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Enoshima JPN - Day 3, 20-25kn wind and big waves today thursday in Japan

 Olympic Worldcup - Enoshima JPN - Day 3, 20-25kn wind and big waves today thursday  in Japan 20-25kn wind and big waves on the third day of Japan's Worldcup. All classes were able to sail 3 races each which brought big changes at the top. ----- The North American Finn sailors were shining with Tom Ramshaw CAN new on rank 2 and Luke Muller USA still on 6th. Up in the top ten are now Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA in the 49ers. No major changes occurred in the other NorAm rankings. Please have a look on the overview of all North American teams/sailors and the US Sailing Team Report. ----------------------------- The top ranks in all events are as follows: ----- In the 470, the Australians took over: Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS (today 1/1/2) lead the men, Mia Jerwood/Monique De Vries AUS (today 4/2/2) took rank 1 in the women 470. ----- In the 49ers, Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER moved on top 9 points ahead of Buksak/Wierzbicki POL. ----- After a capsize festival in the 49ersFX, only 5 teams finished the last race of the day within the time limit. New at the top are Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED. 8 points behind follow Julie Bossard/Aude Compan FRA on rank 2. ----- In the Finns, Nicholas Heiner NED is new on 1st with Tom Rawshaw CAN and Ioannis Mitakis GRE as first pursuers. ----- In the Nacra 17, the motto was to foil or not to foil ..... in order to avoid capsizing ! New at the top are Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR, Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS and Nathan and Haylee Outteridge AUS follow with equal points in 2nd and 3rd place. ----- In the Lasers, the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP climbed on top ahead of Tonci Stipanovic CRO and Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA. ----- In the Laser Radial, Emma Plaesschart BEL succeeded to reclaim rank 1 ahead of Anne-Marie Rindom DEN and Manami Doi JPN on 2nd and 3rd. ----- Louis Giard FRA continues to lead the men's RS:X windsurfers ahead of Pierre Le Coq FRA and Kun Bi CHN. ----- Yunxiu Lu CHN extended her lead with bullets to 11 points. Charline Picon FRA is still 2nd. ----- All results and the report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, August 29, 2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019/20 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 3, racing underway in a fresh 20kn breeze

 Olympic Worldcup 2019/20 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 3, racing underway in a fresh 20kn breeze After the reduced program due to stormy winds yesterday, racing is underway this morning in Enoshima JPN still in a fresh 20kn wind, to decrease during the afternoon. At Press deadline this morning UTC, most classes had completed at least one race with the big-breeze specialists on the first ranks. ----- The best North American interim ranks are in the Finns Tom Ramshaw CAN 5th and Luke Muller USA 7th, and in the Lasers Radial Erika Reineke USA 7th. ----- Racing can be followed over GPS tracking, on the ranking lists and the updated results of all North American teams/sailors. The US Sailing Team Report. A result summary will follow here by noon UTC. ----- The official preview of the day.
Thursday, August 29, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019/20 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2, only the Finns and RS:X windsurfers sailing

 Olympic Worldcup 2019/20 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2, only the Finns and RS:X windsurfers sailing Stormy conditions with winds of up to 30kn and 2.5m waves prevailed yesterday in Enoshima JPN and racing had to be cancelled prematurely. Only the Finns and RS:X Windsurfers completed races, with minor shifts in the North American rankings. ----- Winner of the only Finn race was Joan Cardona ESP, taking the overall lead. Nicholas Heiner NED follows on rank 2. Ioannis Mitakis GRE moved up on rank 3. Tom Ramshaw CAN is now 4th. Luke Muller USA and Caleb Paine USA are on the positions 10 and 11. ----- Three races were held in the RS:X men windsurfers. Finishing 1/2/1, Louis Giard FRA has taken the overall lead ahead of Pierre Le Coq FRA and Kun Bi CHN.. Pedro Pascual USA is 18th. ----- The RS:X women windsurfers completed two races. Yunxiu Lu CHN, winner of the Olympic Test event last week, is leading 7 points ahead of the Olympic Champion Charline Picon FRA. On rank 3 follows Peina Chen CHN. ----- All ranking lists and the news. Please find here the updated results of all North American teams/sailors and the US Sailing Team Report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Wednesday, August 28, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019/20 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2, racing underway in windy, rainy conditions

 Olympic Worldcup 2019/20 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2, racing underway in windy, rainy conditions Fresh winds, waves and rain will probably be prevailing in Enoshima JPN during the whole day. Here the preview of the day. Racing is underway and can be followed realtime over GPS tracking. ----- The updated results will be available by noon. We shall report as soon as appropriate.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019/20 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1, Ramshaw CAN 5th Finn only NorAm top-10

 Olympic Worldcup 2019/20 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1, Ramshaw CAN 5th Finn only NorAm top-10 The only top-10 finish of North American sailors on day one of the Enoshima Worldcup Regatta came from Tom Ramshaw CAN as 5th in the only Finn race. Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA as 10th in the 49ers/FX, Caleb Paine USA 11th and Luke Muller USA as 13th in the Finns, Carmen Cowles/Emma Cowles USA as 12th in the 470 women and Charlie Buckingham USA as 13th in the Lasers Standard delivered top-15 results. ----- The light wind impacted the program and not all classes could complete the planned program. ----- Please find here the updated results of all North American teams/sailors and the US Sailing Team Report. ---------------- Hereafter the top ranks of all events: ----- In the only race of the 470 men, Snow-Hanson/Wilcox NZL finished 1st ahead of Doi/Kimura JPN. ----- Hayashi/Nishidai JPN were the winners in the 470 women race in front of Mas-Depares/Cantero ESP and Wanser/Wanser GER. ----- Three races were held in the 49ers with Buksach/Wierzbicki POL and Fischer/Graf GER sharing the lead. ----- The 49erFX with two races have Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA on top ahead of Kimberly Lim/Cecilia Low SGP and Carla and Marta Munte-Carrasco ESP. ----- Josijp Oluijc CRO won the only race of the Finns ahead of Nicholas Heiner NED. ----- In the Nacras 17, the leaders after two races are Ben Saxton/Nicole Boniface GBR followed by Nathan and Haylee Outteridge AUS on 2nd. ----- Two races were completed in the Laser Standard with Tonci Stipanovic CRO in the lead ahead of Pavlos Kontides CYP and Nick Thompson GBR. -----In the Lasers Radial, Manmi Doi JPN is on rank 1 after two races ahead of Emma Plaesschart BEL. ------ First in the RS:X men windsurfers after 3 races is Angel Granda ESP ahead of Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI. ----- In the RS:X women, Peina Chen CHN is first in front of Wai Yan Nguai HKG and Yunxiu Lu CHN. ----- All ranking lists and the report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019/2020 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1, 48 nations including the North Americans present, first races today underway

 Olympic Worldcup 2019/2020 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1, 48 nations including the North Americans present, first races today underway After the Olympic Test Event of Enoshima JPN terminated a week ago, the Olympic Classes will start to Act one of the 2019/20 Worldcup at the same venue today with 496 sailors from 48 nations, including North American teams with all Olympic candidates. Here the official preview. ----- In the Finns, the Asian nations, above all China and new Iran, will fight for an Olympic Nation berth. ----- Racing is underway this morning UTC already and can be followed over GPS-Tracking. ----- The wind forecast for today predicted light winds. The results will be available around noon. We shall inform with a special news flash as soon as information is available.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, August 26, 2019
Monday, August 26, 2019   

Windsurfing - Engadine Surf Marathon/Wind-Foil World Championship - Silvaplana SUI - Final results, NED/FRA/AUS on Wind Foil Worlds podium

 Windsurfing - Engadine Surf Marathon/Wind-Foil World Championship - Silvaplana SUI - Final results, NED/FRA/AUS on Wind Foil Worlds podium The Engadine Surf Marathon was aired livestream on our website last Saturday and yesterday, the full ranking list inclcuding the Kiteboarders, Windsurfers and Moths was posted. 83 of 119 participants from 23 nations and 4 continents (without North America) finished the race with the Foil Kiters occupying the first 8 ranks and Bruce Kessler SUI on 1st ahead of Matthias Meier SUI and Mike Martin SUI. First Foil Windsurfer was the Olympic Silver Medalist 2008 Julien Bontemps FRA on the 9th place just followed by Elia Colombo SUI on 10th. For the Foiler-Moth, the wind was not strong enough and the best-ranked Philipp Käsermann SUI finished 36th. ----- The ranking list. ---------- Yesterday Sunday, the Wind Foil World Championship was concluded with two races. A third race had to be abandoned as the wind died during the final downwind, lucky for Luuc Van Oopzeeland NED, down in the fleet, who would have lost the title to Julien Bontemps FRA. The title went therefore to the Dutch ahead of the French and Steve Allen AUS. 70 participants from 19 nations and 3 continents. No North Americans. ----- The ranking list and the event website with all other ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, August 25, 2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019   

Engadine Surf Marathon - Silvaplana SUI - Final results, Julien Bontemps FRA 1st

 Engadine Surf Marathon - Silvaplana SUI - Final results, Julien Bontemps FRA 1st Overcast skies and an not to strong Maloja wind prevailed yesterday during the traditional Engadine Surf Marathon in its 42nd edition (the inaugural event in 1978 saw Robby Naish USA as winner at the age of 15 !). ----- The first ones to cross the finish line were the Kiteboarders, but the ranking list has not yet been posted. ----- In the Windfoilers, Julien Bontemps FRA(Olympia Silver 2008) finished first ahead of Elia Columbo SUI 2nd and Oel Pouliquen FRA 3rd. Steve Allen AUS and Sebastian Kördel GER followed on the ranks 4 and 5. ----- We shall inform on the full results tomorrow. ----- The Windsurf Foil Worldcup continues today and can be followed livestream on the event website and on sailing-new.com, beginning at 11 a.m. UTC
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, August 24, 2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019   

Windsurfing - Engadine-Wind / IFCA Foil World Championships - Silvaplana SUI - Day 2, 69 participants from 17 nations/3 continents

 Windsurfing - Engadine-Wind / IFCA Foil World Championships - Silvaplana SUI - Day 2, 69 participants from 17 nations/3 continents Since Thurday, numerous competitions have been underway on Lake Silvaplana (near St-Moritz) at the traditional Engadine Wind, with the IFCA Foil World Championships and Freestyle runs on the program this year. ---- Today, the Engadine Kite- and Windsurf-Marathon will take place, that can be followed live on www.sailing-news.com as from 11 a.m. UTC. ----- Leader in the Foil Worlds after 9 heats is Luuc Van Oopteland NED ahead of Julien Bontemps FRA and Gonzalo Costa-Havel ARG.. 69 participants from 17 nations and 3 continents are racing. ----- The ranking list and more.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, August 22, 2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019   

Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 5/Part 1

 Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 5/Part 1 The races of the day in Japan are over, the first half of the 10 Olympic classes have finished their competitions. As expected Yunxiu Lu CHN was able to hold the top of the RS:X-Windsurf women. Thanks to victory in the Medal Race Charline Picon FRA replaced Katy Spychakov ISR on rank 2. Chinese victory in the RS:X-Windsurfer men as well: Mengfan Gao CHN won ahead of Mattia Camboni ITA and Piotr Myszka POL. In the 49er the Olympic winners Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL won ahead of Lukasz Prszybitek/Pawel Kolodzinski POL and Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR. Changes on the podium of the 49erFX: Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA won gold ahead of Marie Roningen/Helene Naess NOR, Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR fell back to rank 3. Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA remained on the 10th place. In the Nacra 17 Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA took gold ahead of John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR and Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR. ----- All rankings. ----- Please find here the full list of all North American results and the US Sailing Team report.
Thursday, August 22, 2019   (Image © Elena Giolai)

Windsurfing - Kona One - World Championship 2019 - Torbole ITA - Final results, Huig-Jan Tak NED first, Alex Temko USA 3rd

 Windsurfing - Kona One - World Championship 2019 - Torbole ITA - Final results, Huig-Jan Tak NED first, Alex Temko USA 3rd The Kona-One World Championship took place on Lake Garda, a windsurfing class popular in Northern Europe, especially Scandinavia, and North America. ----- Winning 8 of the 13 races, Huig-Jan Tak NED won the title ahead of Tim Aagesen DEN and Alexander Temko USA. ----- 72 participants from 11 nations and 3 continents. ----- The ranking list and the news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019   

Breaking News: Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 5 - Noon update - Part 1

 Breaking News: Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 5 - Noon update - Part 1 The races of the day in Japan are over, the first half of the 10 Olympic classes have finished their competitions. As expected Yunxiu Lu CHN was able to hold the top of the RS:X-Windsurf women. Thanks to victory in the Medal Race Charline Picon FRA replaced Katy Spychakov ISR on rank 2. Chinese victory in the RS:X-Windsurfer men as well: Mengfan Gao CHN won ahead of Mattia Camboni ITA and Piotr Myszka POL. In the 49er the Olympic winners Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL won ahead of Lukasz Prszybitek/Pawel Kolodzinski POL and Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR. Chnges on the podium of the 49erFX: Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA won gold ahead of Marie Roningen/Helene Naess NOR, Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR fell back to rank 3. Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA remained on the 10th place. In the Nacra 17 Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA took gold ahead of John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR and Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR. ----- All rankings. ----- Please find here the full list of all North American results and the US Sailing Team report.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019   

Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 4/Part 1 - First medals decided

In Enoshima, the skiffs, windsurfers and Nacras 17 have finished their qualifications for the Medal Races of today. The first medallists are already known: ----- Yunxiu Lu CHN, leading in the RS:X women windsurfers by 17 points has a medal guaranteed. Only Katy Spychakov ISR could replace her on top theoretically. ----- There will probably be a Chinese victory in the RS:X men windsurfers as well, as Mengfan Gao CHN has a solid 16 point lead. ----- In the Nacra-17 catamarans, Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA are only 2 points ahead of John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR. ----- In 49ers, the Olympic champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL lead with 13 points and the Gold Medal is almost in their hands. ----- In the 49erFX, their will be a fierce duel between Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA and Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR leading by one point only. ----- All rankings.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019   

Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 4, Windsurfers, Skiffs, Catamarans concluding Medal Race qualifications today

 Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 4, Windsurfers, Skiffs, Catamarans concluding Medal Race qualifications today Racing has been underway in Japan this morning UTC with the Windsurfers, Nacra 17 and 49er Skiffs concluding the qualifications for the Medal Races of tomorrow. The conditions are similar to yesterday with an initial 10kn wind increasing to 18kn during the day. ----- The preview. The updated results will be posted during this morning UTC on the event website. The full list of all North American results will be updated currently during the day as well.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019   

Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 3, progress for the North Americans with five top-10 interim results

 Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 3, progress for the North Americans with five top-10 interim results Progress was noted for the North American sailors again on the third day of the Olympic test event in Enoshima JPN. ----- Stu McNay/Dave Hughes advanced on rank 6 in the 470 men, Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea entered the top-10 with rank 8 in the 49ersFX, Christopher Barnard is 9th in the Lasers Standard and Erika Reineke on 9th in the Lasers Radial remains in the top-10 as well. ----- To be mentioned the excellent performance of Sarah Douglas CAN jumping on rank 2 in the Lasers Radial. ----- Please find here the full list of all North American results and the US Sailing Team report. ----------------------------- The top-ranks per class after day three are as follows: ----- In the 470 men, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS extended their lead on 5 points. ----- In the 470 women, Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN have taken the lead. ----- As best of the day with the ranks 2/3/2, Jesper Stalheim SWE took the lead in the Lasers Standard. ----- Leader change in the Lasers Radial with Emma Plaesschart BEL, best of the day, on top. ----- As best of the day, Beresz Zsombor HUN moved up on first in the Finns. Finishing 3/2/2, Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL were the best in the 49ers. ----- In the 49ersFX, Charlotte Dobson/Sakia Tidey GBR increased their point advantage. 4 races were held by the Nacras 17 with Rugero Tia/Caterina Banti ITA on 1st controlling the fleet. ----- Yunxiu Lu CHN has now an 11 point lead in the RS:X women. ----- Chinese lead in the RS:X men as well with Mengfan Gao CHN on top. ----- Good sailing conditions with an up to 15kn breeze prevailed yesterday in Japan, but on the challenging, tactically difficult courses, some surprises occurred. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, August 19, 2019
Monday, August 19, 2019   

Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 3 - Afternoon update

Contrary to the weak wind forecasts, Enoshima today had a decent, albeit unconstant, Seabreeze between 8 and 15 knots. In half of the classes there was a change of leader. See all rankings and read the report. The updated day 3 results of all North Americans are avaiable as well.
Monday, August 19, 2019   

Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 3, racing underway this Monday morning UTC

 Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 3, racing underway this Monday morning UTC Racing is already underway this morning UTC and the RS:X windsurfers have completed their program. ----- Leader change in the RS:X men with Mengfan Gao CHN new on rank 1. Thomas Goyard FRA on 2nd is 4, Mattia Camboni ITA as 3rd 5 points behind. ----- In the RS:X women, Yunxiu Lu CHN extended her lead on 12 points. Katy Spychakow ISR is on rank 2, Charline Picon FRA follows on 3rd 2 more points back. Farrah Hall USA remains 18th. ----- The wind forecast is not very favorable. By noon, more results may be available on the event website. The media coverage by World Sailing for an event of this importance does not meet the minimum standards by far !
Monday, August 19, 2019   

Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 2 - Erika Reineke 6th Laser Radial, Christopher Barnard 7th Lasers Standard, McNay/Hughes 8th 470 men are in top-10s

 Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 2 - Erika Reineke 6th Laser Radial, Christopher Barnard 7th Lasers Standard, McNay/Hughes 8th 470 men are in top-10s After the rough, windy opening day, light winds prevailed yesterday Sunday in Japan and only a reduced program could be held on day 2 of the Olympic test event in Enoshima JPN. ----- Progress has been made by the North Americans: Christopher Barnard is 4 ranks up on 7th in the Lasers Standard, Stuart McNay/David Hughes advanced on 8th in the 470 men, Erika Reineke stays on 6th and Sarah Douglas CAN on 13th in the Lasers Radial, not to forget Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA as 12th in the 49ersFX. Please find here the the full list of all North American results and the US Sailing Team report. --------------- The top-ranks per class after day two are as follows: Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Jolanta Ogar POL won the only 470 women race and advanced on rank 1. ----- Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP defended their lead in the 470 men . ----- In the Lasers Standard, Sam Meech NZL, only 15th, remained on first position overall. . ----- No change on top of the Lasers Radial: The leading three women sailed all their discard results and Maria Erdi HUN stays on the first place. ----- After the two races yesterday, Przybytek/Kolodzinski POL moved on rank 1 in the 49ers . ----- Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR defended their first place in the 49ersFX. ----- Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA extended their lead in the Nacra 17 on 7 points. ----- In the Finns , the Olympic Champion Giles Scott GBR is new on top. ------ Yunxiu Lu CHN won also the light wind race and her overall lead in the RS:X women after two days is already 11 points. ----- No change in the RS:X men with Thomas Goyard FRA remaining on rank 1. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
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