North America – Thursday, May 25, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017   

Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2, Buckingham USA 4th

 Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2, Buckingham USA 4th Races 3 and 4 were sailed yesterday in light and shifty winds.
Pavlos Kontides CYP failed in one race (rank 33) and dropped on the 13th place for the moment. Elliot Hanson GBR and Matthews Wearn AUS lead now jointly at equal points, one point ahead of Luke Elliott AUS 3. With two good races (1/4), Charlie Buckingham USA advanced on the 4th place overall, only 2 points behind the leader.
Emma Plaeschart BEL moved on top of the Lasers Radial one point in front of Tatjana Droszdowskaja BLR. The best of the day Pernelle Michon FRA advanced on the 3rd place. Sarah Douglas CAN however suffered a black-flag disqualification and dropped on the 25th place.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
North America – Friday, May 19, 2017
North America – Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017   

PHRF - Newport - Ensenada, final results

187 teams started to the 70th edition of the iconic Newport-Ensenada race on April 28, attracting 'serious' sailors, weekend racers and recreational cruisers.
Lloyd Thornburg’s, MOD70 'Phaedo3' and Howard Enloe’s ORMA60 'Mighty Merloe' crossed the finish line by happy hour with elapsed times of 5:45:52 and 5:49:28 respectively, with Enloe’s team winning on corrected time. No records were broken this year but amazing that after 125 nm, they finished by only 3:56 apart. Two legends of French offshore multihull sailing, Jacques Vincent FRA and Loick Peyron FRA were part of the winning team. Roy Disney's Andrews 70 'Pyewacket' was the big winner, taking PHRF Overall honors along with their win in the Maxi class.
The results (PDF).
North America – Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017   (Image © Sebastian Tron)

Kite Boarding - Hydro-Foil Pro Tour 2017 - Act 1 - La Ventana MEX - Final results

 Kite Boarding - Hydro-Foil Pro Tour 2017 - Act 1 - La Ventana MEX - Final results The Kite-Foil-Professionals kicked-off their Annual Championship in Mexico during the past week. In summery conditions with a fresh seeabreeze, the winner was Maxime Nocher MON ahead of Oliver Bridge GBR and Axel Masella FRA. 57 kiters from 23 nations participated. First in the women's rankings (6 drivers/5 nations) was Daniele Moroz USA.
The news and the ranking list.
North America – Thursday, March 30, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017   

Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 1, Canfield ISV tied on top

 Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 1, Canfield ISV tied on top The classic Congressional Cup was kicked off yesterday in Long Beach, the only WMRT Matchrace sailed in keelboats. Six Round Robin flights were completed in a moderate seabreeze.
The interim's leaders after day one are Johnie Berntson SWE and Taylor Canfield ISV with a 4-2 score each. Eric Monnin SUI follows on the 3rd position with a 3-3 score, btw defeating the multiple World Champion Ian Williams GBR, rarely happening in the past.
The results, the event facebook page and the event website.
North America – Monday, February 27, 2017
North America – Saturday, February 25, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017   

18 Footer - JJ Giltinan Trophy - Sydney AUS - Race 1, Hawie Hamlin USA 3rd in Invitational Race

 18 Footer - JJ Giltinan Trophy - Sydney AUS - Race 1, Hawie Hamlin USA 3rd in Invitational Race The JJ Giltinan-Trophy, the inofficial 18-Footer World Championship 2017, began yesterday with the Invitational Race. Very light winds prevailed and the race had to be abandoned after one round.
'Asko Appliances' with Marcus Ashley-Jones AUS and the multiple JJ Giltinan winner Seve Jarvin AUS as crew crossed the finish line with a considerable 4 minutes' advantage over 'Smeg' (Lee Knapton AUS). Rank 3 of the USA 'Harken' (Howie Hamlin USA) and rank 4 of NZL 'Yahama' (David McDiarmid NZL) were a wake-up call for the experienced Sydney Harbour teams. The outcome of the Giltinan is open as never for a long time ! The news, the ranking list and the full-length video (1 hr 23 min).
This Saturday morning UTC, leg 1 of the Giltinan just finished was held in light winds and rain. 'Yahama' with David McDiarmid NZL won ahead of 'Coopers Rag & Famish' and 'Thurlow Fisher Lawyers' with Michael Coxon AUS. The 2 hours' video. The news and rankings will be posted soon on the event website. Giltinan races can be followed on this website livestream daily starting at 03.00 UTC.
North America – Monday, January 30, 2017
North America – Sunday, January 29, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017   

Ice-Sailing - DN North American Championship 2017 - Madison WI, USA - Final results

After the DN World Championship - we reported on the victory of Karol Jablonski POL - the American Championship was held back-to-back in Wisconsin. Ron Sherry USA won 5 of the 7 races and was the outstanding winner ahead of Michal Burczynski POL and Matt Struble USA. 86 sleds participated.
The short report with rankings.
North America – Friday, April 15, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016   (Image © Marco Oquendo)

Star - World Championship 2016 - Miami FL, USA - Day 5

 Star - World Championship 2016 - Miami FL, USA - Day 5 After the lay day, race 4 on the Star World Championship on Biscayne Bay was held in a light 7-8 kn wind blowing in from the southeast, and the overall leading boats battled again on top of the 73 boats' fleet.
Winners of the day were Diego Negri/Sergio Lambertenghi ITA reducing the gap on the still leading Augie Diaz USA/Bruno Prada BRA, 3rd in yesterday's race. Thanks to a 2nd race rank, the Finn Olympia Silver Medalist (Barcelona 92) Brian Ledbetter with Joshua Revkin USA as crew moved up on rank 3. Today, after race 5, the discard will become effective, and some important changes in the overall rankings can be expected. Out of the race for the title are the favorites Stanjek/Kleen GER with the ranks bfd/1/22/23.
The results, the daily news and the report of Paul Cayard USA, who opted for the wrong side on the first upwind yesterday.
North America – Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   (Image © Marco Oquendo)

Star - World Championship 2016 - Miami FL, USA - Day 3

 Star - World Championship 2016 - Miami FL, USA - Day 3 Day 3 of the Star World Championship started off without wind. The fleet waited for over an hour to get the race started. After two windy days (15-18 kn), the third race yesterday was sailed in a lighter 8-10 kn breeze. The local hero Augie Diaz USA (with Bruno Prada BRA) opted for the preferred side of the usual very long course and finished first, extending his lead on Diego Negri/Sergio Lambertenghi ITA to 6 points. The 3rd-ranked Andy McDonald/Brad Nichol USA are already 16 points behind. Today is lay day in Miami.
The results, the daily news and the report by Paul Cayard USA.
North America – Sunday, April 10, 2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016   (Image © Ian Roman/WMRT)

World Match Racing Tour 2016 - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 3

 World Match Racing Tour 2016 - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 3 Yesterday, the Quarter Finals - two of them very much disputed - were sailed at the Congressional Cup off Long Beach CA. Sam Gilmour AUS eliminated the Round Robin winner Phil Robertson NZL with 3-2 and with the same result, Scott Dickson USA defeated Chris Steele NZL. The other two Quarters saw clear 3-0 winners with Taylor Canfield ISV beating Eric Monnin SUI and Nicolai Sehested DEN eliminating Björn Hansen SWE. Today, the Semi Finals Gilmour AUS vs Sehested DEN and Canfield ISV vs Dickson USA are on the program.
The report with results.
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