Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, February 3, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017   

Olympic Classes - World Ranking List - Januar 2017

 Olympic Classes - World Ranking List - Januar 2017 World Sailing has published the updated Olympic Classes World Rankings after the Miami Worldcup Regatta.
Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI is for the first time on the rank 1 of the RS:X men windsurfer rankings. New on top of the 49erFX are the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA. Change also on top of the 470 women, where Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED moved on rank 1 with their victory in Miami. A big jump from rank 16 to the first place made Philipp Buhl GER in the Lasers Standard. In all other classes, the leaders remain unchanged. Best ranked USA sailors are Stu McNay/David Hughes on the 3rd position of the 470 men.
The World Rankings.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, February 2, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017   

Kite Boarding - King of the Air - Cape Town RSA - Day 3 - Live today

 Kite Boarding - King of the Air - Cape Town RSA - Day 3 -  Live today In Cape Town, the Kiteboarding high-flyers are holding the "Red Bull King of the Air" competitions. After two days with little wind, the forecast is excellent for high jumps today. The runs can be followed live on the Internet. Want to jump high ? Here how it looks like flying high. The video of Kevin Langeree.
The event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, January 30, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017   

Olympic World Cup 2017 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Final results, Victory for McNay/Hughes USA

 Olympic World Cup 2017 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Final results, Victory for McNay/Hughes USA Moderate winds prevailed on Biscayne Bay also during the 470, Laser and Finn Medal Races during the last day of the Miami Olympic Classes Worldcup Regatta.
Jorge Zarif BRA was the premature winner in the Finns before the final race already. In the duel for the ranks 2 and 3, it was Ben Cornish GBR who had the upperhand on Anders Pedersen NOR. In the 470 men, Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA defended the 1st place. Winning the Medal Race, Isozaki/Takayanagi JPN moved up on rank 2 ahead of Mantis/Kagialis GRE 3rd. A 2nd rank in the 470 women Medal Race was good enough for Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED for the overall victory ahead of Weguelin/McIntyre GBR on the 2nd position with a 2 points' backlog. Mas Depares/Barcelo ESP earned Bronze. Find the Laser comments below.

The ranks of the best North Americans by nation:
RS:X men: Juan B. Varela Barba MEX 22nd, Pedro Pascual USA 25th , Gabriel Verrier Paquette CAN 29th
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 14th, Olivia Mew CAN 30th, Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX 31th
Laser Std: Charlie Buckingham USA 7th, Robert Davies CAN 20th, Yannik Gentry 52nd
Laser Rd: Erika Reineke USA 7th, Brenda Bowskill CAN 13th, Alejandra M. Montemayor 49th
Finn: Luke Muller USA 4th, Tom Ramshaw CAN 12th
49er: Liebenberg/Macdiarmid USA 10th, Heinzemann/Barnes CAN 19th
49er FX: Rafuse/Boyd CAN 5th, Roble/Shea USA 13th
470 men: McNay/Hughes 1st
470 women: Brugman/Brugman 8th
Nacra 17: Riley Gibbs/Louisa Chafee USA 6th

All ranking lists, the final report and the video of yesterday.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, January 29, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017   

Olympic World Cup 2017 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 5

The first five Medal Races of the Miami Worldcup event were completed yesterday in light winds. In the other five events, the Qualification Series ended with 2 races in each class.
In the 49ers, the newly composed team Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR were the premature winners before the Medal Race already. Bildstein/Hussl AUT and Botin/Lopez ESP took Silver and Bronze. Living up to the expectations were the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA in the 49ersFX, winning the Medal Race as well and ending up as superior winners overall ahead of Agerup/Agerup NOR and Travascio/Branz ARG. No change on the podium in the Nacras 17 where Ben Saxton/Nicola Groves GBR finished first in front of Tom Phipps/Nicola Boniface GBR and the newcomers Nico Delle-Karth/Laura Schöfegger AUT. Ranks 1 and 2 for France in the RS:X men windsurfers with Louis Giard FRA and Pierre Le Coq FRA. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI earned Bronze. Yunxiu Lu CHN defended her first position in the RS:X women windsurfers ahead of Marina Alabau ESP and Manjia Zheng CHN.
Today, the Medal Races of the 470, the Lasers and the Finns are on the program. Premature winner in the Finns is Jorge Zarif BRA with two race wins yesterday. Ben Cornish GBR and Anders Pedersen NOR will fight for the remaining medals today. In the 470 men, Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA and 8 points back Mantis/Kagialis GRE are on top of the rankings. Isozaki/Takayanagi JPN are on a solid path to Bronze.
The Laser standings are commented below.

The ranks of the best North Americans by nation:
RS:X men: Juan B. Varela Barba MEX 22nd, Pedro Pascual USA 25th , Gabriel Verrier Paquette CAN 29th
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 14th, Olivia Mew CAN 30th, Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX 31th
Laser Std: Charlie Buckingham USA 7th, Robert Davies CAN 20th, Yannik Gentry 52nd
Laser Rd: Erika Reineke USA 7th, Brenda Bowskill CAN 13th, Alejandra M. Montemayor 49th
Finn: Luke Muller USA 5th, Tom Ramshaw CAN 12th
49er: Liebenberg/Macdiarmid USA 10th, Heinzemann/Barnes CAN 19th
49er FX: Rafuse/Boyd CAN 5th, Roble/Shea USA 13th
470 men: McNay/Hughes 1st
470 women: Brugman/Brugman 9th
Nacra 17: Riley Gibbs/Louisa Chafee USA 6th

All ranking lists, the daily news and the video replay of yesterday's Medal Races (3:30 hrs).
Beginning at 17 h UTC, the Medal Races of today will be presented live on the website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, January 28, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

Olympic World Cup 2017 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 4

 Olympic World Cup 2017 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 4 Five classes terminated their qualification series of the Miami Worldcup yesterday in light winds, and today, the first Medal Races are on the program.
In some classes, the final winners are already known. The leader in the RS:X men windsurfers Louis Giard FRA has a 37 points' advantage on Pierre Le Coq FRA. Another 7 points back is Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI on rank 3. In the Lasers Standard, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA is 31 points ahead of the chasers. Pavlos Kontides CYP and Philipp Buhl GER 2 points back will be fighting for Silver and Bronze today. In the 49ers, Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR are the premature winners with a 21 points' lead over Bildstein/Hussl AUT, who will have to defend Silver against Sylvan/Anjemark SWE one point behind.
In all other classes, the final decision has still to be made. Good chances have Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA with a 17 points' advantage on Ragna und Maja Agerup NOR in the 49ersFX. On a safe way to victory is also Jorge Zarif BRA in the Finns 12 points ahead of Ben Cornish GBR. 16 points is the lead of Vasileia Karachaliou GRE in the Lasers Radial. Evi Van Acker BEL and Mathilde de Kerangat FRA 4 points behind will duel for Silver and Bronze. Last but not least, Yunxiu Lu CHN 14 points ahead will most probably celebrate her first Worldcup win. Marina Alabau ESP on rank 2 has an 11 points' advantage on Isobel Hamilton GBR.
The other classes, sailing their last fleet races today, are more disputed. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA lead in the 470 men 4 points in front of Mantis/Kagialis GRE and even Isozaki/Takanayagi JPN 9 points behind on rank 3 have some chances for the overall victory. Only two points is the lead of Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED in the 470 women on Weguelin/McIntyre GBR. In the Nacra 17, Ben Saxton/Nicola Grove BR are 9 points ahead of Tom Phipps/Nicola Boniface GBR. Nico Delle-Karth/Laura Schöfegger AUT, newcomers to the class, are ready to grasp the Bronze Medal in their first Worldcup event.

The ranks of the best North Americans by nation:
RS:X men: Juan B. Varela Barba MEX 22nd, Pedro Pascual USA 25th , Gabriel Verrier Paquette CAN 29th
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 14th, Olivia Mew CAN 30th, Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX 31th
Laser Std: Charlie Buckingham USA 5th, Robert Davies CAN 13th, Yannik Gentry 48th
Laser Rd: Erika Reineke USA 4th, Brenda Bowskill CAN 8th, Alejandra M. Montemayor 50th
Finn: Luke Muller USA 5th, Tom Ramshaw CAN 13th
49er: Liebenberg/Macdiarmid USA 10th, Heinzemann/Barnes CAN 19th
49er FX: Rafuse/Boyd CAN 6th, Roble/Shea USA 13th
470 men: McNay/Hughes 1st
470 women: Brugman/Brugman 10th
Nacra 17: Riley Gibbs/Louisa Chafee USA 5th

All results and the daily news.
The Medal Races will be aired livestream on the Internet beginning on 17h UTC today and can be followed on our Internet platform.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, January 27, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017   

Olympic World Cup 2017 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 3

 Olympic World Cup 2017 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 3 Light and unstable winds prevailed on the third day of the Olympic Classes Worldcup in Miami, but nevertheless, the full program was competed by all classes.
Louis Giard FRA is the nwe leader in the RS:X men windsurfers 12 points ahead of the previous first Kiran Badloe NED. With another race win, Yiunxi LU CHN extended her lead in the RS:X women windsurfers on 14 points. Manija Zheng CHN and Isobel Hamilton GBR occupy the ranks 2 and 3.
In the Finns, the winner of both heats was Jorge Zarif BRA increasing the advantage on Ben Cornish GBR and Anders Pedersen NOR.
In the 49ers, Fletcher/Bithell GBR won 2 of the 3 races and are now already 26 points ahead of Sylvan/Anjemark SWE. Bildstein/Hussl AUT are 3rd. Progress also for Robert Scheidt BRA, who is now 15th. In a video interview, he speaks about his first 30 days in 49er skiff sailing and on his ambitions in this new class. In the 49ersFX, Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA extended their lead on 16 points ahead of the two Norwegian teams Naess/Rönningen NOR and Agerup/Agerup NOR at equal points on rank 2.
In the 470 men, the two experience team of Mantis/Kagialis GRE and McNay/Hughes USA occupy the first two places. In the 470 women Sophie Weguelin/Eilidh McIntyre GBR replaced the leading Zegers/Van Veen NED on top.
Leader change in the Nacra 17 as well with Tom Phipps/Nicola Boniface GBR now leading by a small margin ahead of Ben Saxton/Nicola Grove GBR and Nico Delle-Karth/Laura Schöfegger AUT.
See the Lasers on the next news text.

The ranks of the best North Americans by nation:
RS:X men: Juan B. Varela Barba MEX 23rd, Pedro Pascual USA 26th , Gabriel Verrier Paquette CAN 29th
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 18th, Olivia Mew CAN 30th, Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX 31st
Laser Std: Charlie Buckingham USA 4th, Robert Davies CAN 25th, Yannik Gentry 40th
Laser Std: Erika Reineke USA 6th, Sarah Douglas CAN 9th, Alejandra M. Montemayor 50th
Finn: Luke Muller USA 5th, Kyle Martin CAN 13th
49er: Liebenberg/Macdiarmid USA 9th, Heinzemann/Barnes CAN 19th
49er FX: Rafuse/Boyd CAN 5th, Roble/Shea USA 13th
470 men: McNay/Hughes 2nd
470 women: Brugman/Brugman 10th
Nacra 17: Riley Gibbs/Louisa Chafee USA 6th

All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, January 26, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

Olympic World Cup 2017 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 2

 Olympic World Cup 2017 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 2 The full program was completed for all classes on the second day of the Miami Worldcup event in a moderate seabreeze around 10 kn.
In the Finns, the new leader is Jorge Zarif BRA with the day ranks 1 and 2 with a 3 points' advantage on Alican Kaynar TUR.
Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR dominated in the 49ers with the ranks 2/1/1 taking the overall lead. The newcomers Robert Scheidt/Gabriel Borges BRA finished for the first time in the top-10 and moved up on rank 18 overall. Dominance by Martine Grael/Kahenqa Kunze BRA in the 49ersFX now 7 points ahead of Victoria Travascio/Maria Branz ARG.
In the 470 men, the routiniers Mantis/Kagialis GRE are now first with the day ranks 1 and 2, but Schmid/Mähr AUT on the 2nd place are only one point behind. In the 470 women, Zegers/Van Veen NED defended the first position with Cornudella/Lopez ESP and Weguelin/McIntyre GBR tied on the 2nd place only one point behind.
Tied are the leaders Lorenzo Bressani/Caterina Banti ITA and Tom Phipps/Nicola Bonifaci GBR in the Nacra 17. The former 49er helmsman Nico Delle-Karth AUT with Laura Schöfegger AUT as crew moved up on rank 3.
In the windsurfers, Kiran Badloe NED took the lead in the RS:X men, and Yunxiu Lu CHN is the new leader in the RS:X women.
The Laser news are below.

The results of the best North Americans by nation:
RS:X men: Juan B. Varela Barba MEX 19th, Pedro Pascual USA 22nd, Gabriel Verrier Paquette CAN 27th
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 17th, Olivia Mew CAN 30th, Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX 31st
Laser Std: Charlie Buckingham USA 7th, Robert Davies CAN 9th, Yannik Gentry 44th
Laser Std: Erika Reineke USA 4th, Sarah Douglas CAN 6th, Alejandra M. Montemayor 50th
Finn: Luke Muller USA 6th, Kyle Martin CAN 14th
49er: Strammer/Burd 4th, Heinzemann/Barnes CAN 17th
49er FX: Rafuse/Boyd CAN 4th, Roble/Shea USA 11th
470 men: McNay/Hughes 7th
470 women: Brugman/Brugman 8th
Nacra 17: Riley Gibbs/Louisa Chafee USA 7th

All ranking lists and the daily news.
Racing can be followed over GPS-Tracking beginning on 15 h UTC.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017   

Olympic World Cup 2017 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 1

 Olympic World Cup 2017 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 1 The first 2017 Olympic Classes Worldcup event began yesterday in Miami with a number of new teams, partly newcomers from other classes, starting a 2020 Olympic campaign.
The most famous athlete switching class is the five-time Olympic medalist Robert Scheidt BRA joined by Gabriel Borges BRA on a 49er. In their first race on the skiff, they occupy rank 22 after 3 races. The surprising leaders in the 49er are the newcomers Rual/Amoros FRA one point ahead of Fletcher/Bithell GBR. Favorites however are leading in the 49ersFX with the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA.
Also in the Finns, two experienced helmsmen are on top with Alican Kaynar TUR and Jorge Zarif BRA.
In the 470 men, Doi/Kimura JPN are first followed by Ferrari/Calabro ITA and Mantis/Kagialis GRE. The best 470 women team were Zegers/Van Veen NED, 2 points in front of Weguelin/McIntyre GBR.
Lorenzo Bressani/Catarina Branti ITA are on top of the interim's rankings in the Nacra 17 ahead of Tom Phipps/Nicola Boniface GBR.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, Thomas Goyard FRA and Kieran Badloe NED jointly hold rank 1 at equal points, and in the RS:X women, the top position is shared by Hei Man Chan CHN and Emma Wilson GBR. See separate news for Lasers.

The ranks of the best North Americans by nation:
RS:X men: Pedro Pascual USA 18th, Juan B. Varela Barba MEX 22nd, Gabriel Verrier Paquette CAN 29th
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 19th, Olivia Mew CAN 30th, Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX 31st
Laser Std: Frederick Vranizan USA 19th, Robert Davies CAN 20th, Yannik Gentry 33rd
Laser Std: Brenda Bowskill CAN 6th, Erika Reineke USA 13th, Alejandra M. Montemayor 50th
Finn: Luke Muller USA 5th, Kyle Martin CAN 12th
49er: Strammer/Burd 3rd, Heinzemann/Barnes CAN 8th
49er FX: Rafuse/Boyd CAN 3rd, Roble/Shea USA 11th
470 men: McNay/Hughes 11th,
470 women: Brugman/Brugman 7th
Nacra 17: Gulari/Weis USA 17th

All ranking lists and the event website with the news.
Racing can be followed daily starting at 15 h UTC over GPS tracking.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Tuesday, December 20, 2016   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, RS:X, Nacra 15 - World Sailing Youth World Championship 2016 - Auckland NZL - Final results, three podiums for USA: 420 Boys Gold, Nacra 15 Silver, Laser Boys Bronze

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, RS:X, Nacra 15 - World Sailing Youth World Championship 2016 - Auckland NZL - Final results, three podiums for USA: 420 Boys Gold, Nacra 15 Silver, Laser Boys Bronze In four classes, the winners were known before the last races this morning UTC at the Youth Worlds in Auckland NZL.
Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA had their title already and the interest was on the duel for Silver and Bronze. Ido Bilik/Ofek Shalgi ISR won the last heat and finished 2nd ahead of Fausto Peralta/Martin Arroyo ARG. In the 420 Girls, Julia Szmit/Hanna Dzik POL defended their title of last year. Silver and Bronze went to Alexandra Stalder/Silvia Speri ITA and Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA.
Finishing 3rd in the last race, Crispin Beaumont/Tom Darling GBR replaced Gwendal Nael/Lilian Mercier FRA, leaders during the whole Championship, on top of the 29er Boys. John Cooley/Simon Hoffmann AUS earned Bronze. In the 29er Girls, Nathasha Bryant/Annie Wilmot AUS were the premature Champions already. The duel for Silver and Bronze went in favour of Aleksandra Melzacka/ Maja Micinska POL one point ahead of Greta and Kate Stewart NZL. Tim Mourniac/Charles Dorange FRA had their Nacra 15 Gold Medals before the start to the last race too. Romain Screeve/Ian Brill USA earned Silver ahead of Henri Demesmaeker/Isaura Maenhaut BEL at equal points
No change on the podium of the Laser-Radial-Boys: Finnian Alexander AUS won with a big advantage on Paolo Giargia ITA. Bronze went to Carrson Pearce USA. In the Radial Girls, Dolores Moreira URU moved up on rank 1 after the final race. Sandra Lulic CRO and Carolina Albano ITA at equal points took Silver and Bronze.
No changes in the RS:X Windsurfers either: Yoav Omer ISR was the premature RS:X Boys champion and Sil Hoekstra NED and Chen Hao Chen CHN earned Silver and Bronze. On the RS:X Girls podium were Emma Wilson GBR Gold, Katy Spychakov ISR Silver and Maria Belen PER Bronze.
Italy, England and France are on top of the Nations' Cup.

The ranks of the North Americans:
420 Boys: Will Rodgers/Jack Parkin USA World Champion, Patrick Wilson/Arie Moffat CAN 14th, Jose Aguilera Palacios/Juan Martinez Moreno MEX 22nd
420 Girls: Kathryn Hall/Ashton Borcherding USA 4th, Georgia Lewin-La France/Madeline Gillis CAN 12th, Alejandra Montemayor/Casilda Flores MEX 16th
29er Boys: Ryan Ratliffe/Samuel Merson USA 14th, Eric Lyall/Andrew Wood CAN 22nd
29er Girls: Emily Bugeja/Astrid Frkman CAN 17th, Louisa Nordstrom/Catherine Mollerus CAN 22nd
Laser Radial Boys: Carrson Pierce USA 3rd, Matti Muru CAN 26th, Leopoldo Seifert MEX 35th
Laser Radial Girls: Sophia Reineke USA is 15th, Lauren Sullivan CAN 35th, Paula Pelayo MEX 42nd
Nacra 15 Open: Romain Screve/Ian Brill USA 2nd
RS:X Boys: Geronimo Nores USA 16th, Mateo Salles MEX 17th
RS:X Girls: Mariana Acquilar MEX 11th
Nations Cup: USA 6th, CAN 28th, MEX 32nd

All ranking lists, the videos and the final report.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016   

Laser Radial - World Sailing Youth World Championship 2016 - Auckland NZL - Final results, Pearce USA win Bronze

 Laser Radial - World Sailing Youth World Championship 2016 - Auckland NZL - Final results, Pearce USA win Bronze The last races of the Youth Worlds were completed this morning UTC in Auckland NZL.
No changes occurred on the podium of the Laser-Radial-Boys: Finnian Alexander AUS won with a big advantage on Paolo Giargia ITA. Bronze went to Carrson Pearce USA. In the Radial Girls, Dolores Moreira URU moved up on rank 1 after the final race. Sandra Lulic CRO and Carolina Albano ITA at equal points took Silver and Bronze.

The ranks of the North Americans:
Laser Radial Boys: Carrson Pierce USA 3rd, Matti Muru CAN 26th, Leopoldo Seifert MEX 35th
Laser Radial Girls: Sophia Reineke USA is 15th, Lauren Sullivan CAN 35th, Paula Pelayo MEX 42nd

All ranking lists, the videos and the final report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, December 19, 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, RS:X, Nacra 15 - World Sailing Youth World Championship 2016 - Auckland NZL - Day 4

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, RS:X, Nacra 15 - World Sailing Youth World Championship 2016 - Auckland NZL - Day 4 The first World Champions are known after today's races: Tim Mourniac/Charles Dorange FRA, finishing 1/3/1 in the Nacra 15, cannot be overtaken in the last race tomorrow. For Dorange, this is the third Youth Worlds Gold Medal, as he was first in the two previous multihull event sailed on the SL-16 Cat. Ugolini/Giubilai ITA (47 Pkt.), Screve/Brill USA (48 Pkt.) and Demesmaeker/Maenhout BEL (51 Pkt) will fight for Silver and Bronze.
Overall winners are also Nathasha Bryant/Annie Wilmot AUS in the 29er Girls. Alexandra Melzacka/Maja Micinska POL and 2 points back Greta and Kate Stewart NZL will duel for the remaining two medals. In the 29er Boys, Gwendal Nael/Lilian Mercier FRA have to defend the frist place agains Crispin Beaumont/Tom Darling GBR in the last race. John Cooley/Simon Hoffmann AUS are on a safe way to Bronze.
In the 420 Boys, the title will most probably go to Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA 12 points ahead of Ido Bilik/Ofek Shalgi ISR and Fausto Peralta/Martin Arroyo ARG 2 points more fighting for Silver. 8 points is the advantage of Julia Szmit/Hannah Dzik POL on Alexandra Stalder/Silvia Speri ITA in the 420 Girls. Olivia Belda/Marina Arndt BRA moved up on rank 3.
Finnian Alexander AUS has a considerable lead in the big Laser Radial Boys fleet. The only threat is the now discarded premature start penalty from race 1, but a moderate position the last race will be sufficient for the title. Paolo Giargia ITA follows on the 2nd place 8 points ahead of the tied Carrson Pearce USA and Ismael Iess ESP on rank 3. In the Radial Girls, Hannah Anderssohn GER has taken the lead only one point ahead of Dolores Moreira URU and also Maria Erdi HUN 5 points behind has still a chance for the title.
Ioav Omer ISR with three bullets this morning UTC is the premature World Champion in the RS:X Boys Windsurfers. He is now 29 points ahead of Sil Hoekstra NED, Mack Van den Eerenbeemt ARU is on 3rd. On a safe way to the title is Emma Wilson GBR in the RS:X Girls with an 11 points' advantage on Katy Spychakov ISR. Yue Tan CHN and Maria Belen PER follow at equal points on the 3rd position.
GBR, ITA, FRA are the first three MNA's in the Nations' Cup

The ranks of the North Americans:
420 Boys: Will Rodgers/Jack Parkin USA 1st, Patrick Wilson/Arie Moffat CAN 16th, Jose Aguilera Palacios/Juan Martinez Moreno MEX 22nd
420 Girls: Kathryn Hall/Ashton Borcherding USA 5th, Georgia Lewin-La France/Madeline Gillis CAN 13th, Alejandra Montemayor/Casilda Flores MEX 16th
29er Boys: Ryan Ratliffe/Samuel Merson USA 14th, Eric Lyall/Andrew Wood CAN 20th
29er Girls: Emily Bugeja/Astrid Frkman CAN 14th, Louisa Nordstrom/Catherine Mollerus CAN 22nd
Laser Radial Boys: Carrson Pierce USA 3rd, Matti Muru CAN 22nd, Leopoldo Seifert MEX 32nd
Laser Radial Girls: Sophia Reineke USA is 16th, Lauren Sullivan CAN 34th, Paula Pelayo MEX 42nd
Nacra 17 Open: Romain Screve/Ian Brill USA 3rd
RS:X Boys: Geronimo Nores USA 16th, Mateo Salles MEX 17th
RS:X Girls: Mariana Acquilar MEX 11th
Nations Cup: USA 5th, CAN 30th, MEX 31st

All ranking lists and the news of today.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, December 18, 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016   (Image © Pedro Martinez)

29er, 420, Laser Radial, RS:X, Nacra 15 - World Sailing Youth World Championship 2016 - Auckland NZL - Day 3

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, RS:X, Nacra 15 - World Sailing Youth World Championship 2016 - Auckland NZL - Day 3 Favorable conditions prevailed also on the third day of the Youth Worlds in Auckland and the program of today has already been completed.
In the 420 Boys, the situation remains open. Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA stay on top, but Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA are only one point behind, and Ido Bilik/Ofek Shalgi ISR with a 4 points' backlog have also still an option on the title. Julia Szmit/Hanna Dzik POL reclaimed the first place in the 420 Girls 4 points ahead of Alexandra Stalder/Silvia Speri ITA.
Gwendal Nael/Lilian Mercier FRA lead in the 29er Boys 5 points in front of Crispin Beaumont/Tom Darling GBR. Natasha Bryant/Annie Wilmot AUS extended their lead in the 29er Girls on 9 points. Greta and Kate Stewart NZL are the new first challengers.
Tom Mourniac/Charles Dorange FRA continue with their series of top-3 results and have now a 15 points' lead already. Winning all three heats of the day, Gianluigi Ugolini/Maria Giubilei ITA advanced on rank 2 overall.
Finnian Alexander AUS won both races in the Laser Radial Boys and extended his lead on 18 points. Patrick Doepping DEN and George Gautrey NZL follow at equal points on rank 2. Sandra Lulic CRO remains first in the Laser Radial Girls 2 points ahead of Dolores Moreira URU. Hannah Anderssohn GER, 6 points behind, has still an option on the title.
In the RX:S Boys Windsurfers, Yoav Omer ISR is on a solid track to the title after having won 6 of the 9 races completed so far and an advantage on Sil Hoekstra NED of 19 points. With 13 points, the cushion of Emma Wilson GBR on the persuers in the RS:X Girls Windsurfers - Katy Spychakov ISR and Maria Belen PER - is comfortable as well.
The leading trio in the Nations' Cup are GBR, FRA and ITA. USA are 6th, MEX 27th and CAN 29th.

The ranks of the North Americans:
420 Boys: Will Rodgers/Jack Parkin USA 1st, Patrick Wilson/Arie Moffat CAN 18th, Jose Aguilera Palacios/Juan Martinez Moreno MEX 22nd
420 Girls: Kathryn Hall/Ashton Borcherding USA 4th, Georgia Lewin-La France/Madeline Gillis CAN 12th, Alejandra Montemayor/Casilda Flores MEX 14th
29er Boys: Ryan Ratliffe/Samuel Merson USA 14th, Eric Lyall/Andrew Wood CAN 21st
29er Girls: Emily Bugeja/Astrid Frkman CAN 14th, Louisa Nordstrom/Catherine Mollerus CAN 22nd
Laser Radial Boys: Carrson Pierce USA 7th, Leopoldo Seifert MEX 22nd, Matti Muru CAN 24th
Laser Radial Girls: Sophia Reineke USA is 10th, Lauren Sullivan CAN 31st, Paula Pelayo MEX 39th
Nacra 17 Open: Romain Screve/Ian Brill USA 3rd
RS:X Boys: Mateo Salles MEX 14th, Geronimo Nores USA 18th
RS:X Girls: Mariana Acquilar MEX 11th

All results and the event website, where the daily news will be published soon.
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