North America – Monday, April 23, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018   

Weta - US Multihull Championship 2018, April 19-22, Final results

Legendary multihull sailor Randy Smyth won his fifth Hobie Alter Trophy for the U.S. Multihull Championship 2018 held in Fort Walton Beach, FL from April 19 to 22 after three days of racing on Choctawhatchee Bay in the Weta trimaran. On the fourth and final day, racing was cancelled due to incoming storm fronts. Smyth won by one-point over Mike Krantz. Robert Hodges, Weta single as well, was 16 points behind on 3rd.
The ranking list.
North America – Sunday, April 22, 2018
Sunday, April 22, 2018   

Weta - US Multihull Championship 2018, April 19-22

Racing at the US Multihull Championship is going on from April 19-22 on Choctawhatchee Bay in Weta trimarans as either singlehanded or doublehanded teams (34 in total) for the US Sailing title. Yesterday Saturday, after 10 races completed, Randy Smyth and Mike Krantz both sailing on Weta single, were fighting for the lead separated by one point only. Robert Hodges, Weta single as well, is already 16 points behind. The ranking list .
North America – Friday, April 20, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018   

Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 2

 Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 2 A solid seabreeze prevailed yesterday in Long Beach at the conclusion of Round Robin one and the frist two flights of Round Robin 2.
Dean Barker NZL was the outstanding winner of the first Round before he lost his first match in Round 2 ... and this against Eric Monnin SUI ! Already in Round on, the duel between the two was decided in a photo finish as the video reveals. Behind Barker NZL (10-1 w/l) follows new on rank 2 Sam Gilmour AUS (7-4). Johnie Berntsson SWE, Taylor Canfield ISV and Ian Williams GBR (all 6-5) are also well positiones for the Quarterfinal qualification. I
The results and the event website.
North America – Monday, April 16, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018   

Team Racing - Baldwin Cup - Newport Beach - final results

After wind delays, tight racing, and a finish that raced the sunset in Newport Beach, NHYC 'Thunder' has re-taken the Baldwin Cup! After a humbling defeat from NHYC 'Lightning' last year in the semis, NHYC 'Thunder' has won it all in three races against 2013 Champions Larchmont YC to win the 2018 Baldwin Cup Team. Among the participants were the YC Costa Smeralda from Italy and the Royal Thames YC from the UK. The results and the event blog
Monday, April 16, 2018   

Various classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth, final results

Yesterday, the final act for 9th edition of the Voiles de Saint-Barth took place in a challenging 25–27kn wind gusts in the low 30s and big seas. The Maxi and Multihull classes raced 28 miles, while CSA 1 and 2 covered 22 miles, and CSA 3 fought it out over a course of 18 miles. These robust conditions were helpful to some and complicated life for others, resulting in some major changes in the standings. Yet at the end, there were seven great winners that sailed to glory.
The results, the official website and a video of the final day.
Monday, April 16, 2018   

Match Racing - 2018 Ficker Cup - Long Beach CA - final results

The Kiwi Dean Barker USA, steering the NYYC 'America Magic' with Terry Hutchinson USA as tactician dominated the 2018 Ficker Cup, to win this Grade Two World Sailing regatta, and advance to the Congressional Cup, which runs April 16 to 22, 2018. Also qualifying for the Congressional Cup is Johnie Berntsson, SWE, who finished second in the three-day regatta, which was founded by Long Beach Yacht Club in 1980 to honor legendary yachtsman Bill Ficker.
The results
North America – Sunday, April 15, 2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018   

Match Racing - Ficker Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 2

The Ficker Cup is underway in Long Beach CA, a qualification event for the forthcoming Congressional Cup. The two best-ranked will be qualified for the most traditional Cup taking place in a week from now.
Clear 12-1 leader is Dean Barker NZL in his comeback to real matchracing representing the America's-Cup-Team 'American Magic' together with Terry Hutchinson USA as tactician. On rank 2 follows Johnie Berntsson SWE with an 11-2 score.
The news.
North America – Friday, April 13, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018   

Star - Western Hemisphere Championship - Miami FL, USA - Day 1

 Star - Western Hemisphere Championship - Miami FL, USA - Day 1 The 2018 Star Class Western Hemisphere Championship, one of five Silver Star events of the Class, kicked off yesterday on Biscayne Bay. On a sunny day, the 37 Starboats from 9 nations completed two races with a great easterly breeze from 15 to 18 knots, Lars Grael/Samuel Goncalves BRA finishing 1st and 2nd took over the lead. In the cumulative results, Lars Grael/Samuel Goncalves BRA are first ahead of Jorge Zarif/Guilherme De Almeida BRA and at some distance Peter Vessella/Phil Trinter USA. The official website and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
Similar weather is forecasted for today with the start of the first of two races planned at 11am local time.
North America – Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   

Nacra 15 - Midwinters West - Long Beach CA, final results

Fourteen youth sailing teams from three countries competed in the 2018 Nacra 15 Midwinters West held March 29-31 in Long Beach, CA. Martin/Sole came out firing on the final day, winning all three races and securing the regatta with a race to spare. Sutter/Versavel continued their consistent top performance with a 4-2-2 edging out Mathew Monts/ Carlyn Blauvelt by two points to take second and third overall.
The results
North America – Monday, April 2, 2018
Monday, April 2, 2018   

Various classes - 2018 BVI Spring Regatta, Tortola / Tortola, British Virgin Islands

 Various classes - 2018 BVI Spring Regatta, Tortola / Tortola, British Virgin Islands The 47th edition of the BVI Spring Regatta ended yesterday on a light note after a typical Caribbean week with warm water and hot racing, a special regatta after last year's hurricane Irma. 70 boats registered to race sailed in 9 different categories.
First in the CSA Div Racing 1 was Philippe Moortgat BEL on a Swan 45, in Racing 2, Peter Stanton ISV on a Melges24 finished on rank 1.
All other ranking lists and the event website with videos and comments.
North America – Saturday, March 31, 2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018   

Lightning - 60th Annual Lightning Miami Midwinter Regatta, Coral Reef YC FL

Yesterday, two races were held on the final day of the 60th Annual Lightning Miami Midwinter Regatta at the Coral Reef YC. After 8 races, the tie was broken in favor of David Starck/Tom Starck/Jenna Probst USA over Javier Conte/Julio Alsogaray/Paula Salerno ARG. Tito Gonzalez/Trini Gonzalez/Alberto Gonzalez Jr CHI completed the podium 7 points behind on the 3rd place.
The ranking list.
North America – Friday, March 30, 2018
Friday, March 30, 2018   

2018 Flying Scot - Midwinter Championship, Sarasota FL

Yesterday, final day of the 2018 Flying Scot Midwinter Championship was the second day without racing due to winds exceeding 20kn. Midwinter champions after 5 races held in the 61-boat fleet are Zeke and Jay Horowitz repeating their 2017 victory. David Ames/P. J. Buhler finished in second one point back. Jeff Linton/Andy Hayward 19 points behind completed the podium. The final results.
Friday, March 30, 2018   

America's Cup - AC75 Class Rule for the 36th America’s Cup published

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Circolo della Vela Sicilia, together with their respective teams Emirates 'Team New Zealand' and the Challenger of Record - 'Luna Rossa', published the AC75 Class Rule for the 36th America’s Cup yesterday according to schedule.
The AC75 Class Rule defines the parameters within which teams can design a yacht eligible to compete in the 36th America’s Cup. It regulates all aspects of the boat to ensure fair and exciting racing, whilst leaving plenty of freedom for innovation to flourish.
The details with video explanations.

The development of the Class Rule has been a four-month process led by Emirates Team New Zealand, working together with Luna Rossa Challenge
North America – Monday, February 26, 2018
Monday, February 26, 2018   

Laser - 2018 Midwinters East - Clearwater FL, USA - Final results

 Laser - 2018 Midwinters East - Clearwater FL, USA - Final results 147 competitors participated in the 2018 Laser Midwinters on Biscayne Bay and 10 races were completed on February 22-25. The 2017 Laser Radial Youth World Champion Charlotte Rose (USA) won the qualifying series in the 93-boat Radial fleet, but the 2016 Olympian Paige Railey (USA) replaced Rose on top winning all four races in the Goldfleet final with a 13 points' advantage. First in the 42-boat Lasers Standard was the 2016 Olympian Stefano Peschiera (PER) one point ahead of Chris Barnard (USA). Guthrie Braun (USA) finished first in the 12-boat Lasers 4.7.
The ranking lists.
North America – Sunday, February 11, 2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018   

Star - Midwinter Series - Miami FL, USA - Day 3

Perfect Biscayne Bay condidition prevailed with sun and a 15kn wind, allowing to sail 2 races on the third day of the Midwinter Series. Winners of the day were the past World Champion Erich Doyle USA (1998) with Payson Infelise USA as crew and Arthur Anosov/David Ceasar USA. New on top of the overall rankings are Peter and Robert O'Leary IRL 14 points ahead of Augie Diaz USA/Bruno Prada BRA before the last races today.
The ranking list and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
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