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Top News – Monday, September 24, 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018   

IMOCA Open 60 - Défi Azimut - Lorient FRA - Final results

 IMOCA Open 60 - Défi Azimut - Lorient FRA - Final results After the 24-hour solo race - we reported on the victory of Vincent Riou FRA ('PRB') yesterday - the Speed-Runs for teams were on the program, an impressive spectacle in the prevailing fresh winds.
Jérémy Beyou FRA was the fastest with a top speed of 29,85kn. His 'Charal' is the first Open 60 of the latest design, and with the new foils, the hull is lifted out of the water completely ! Samantha Davis GBR ('Initiatives Coers') and Paul Meilhat FRA ('SMA') followed on the ranks 2 and 3.
The ranking lists, the news and the videos.
Monday, September 24, 2018   

Finn - 2018 Finn Masters North American Championship, San Diego CA, final results

The unbroken popularity of the Finn Class was once more demonstrated with the 33 participants at the Finn Masters North Americans held until yesterday at the San Diego YC with skippers U40 welcome to compete in the 8-race series. Eric Anderson and William Alexander took the two positions. Winning the overall Masters title was Darrell Peck 3 points off the lead. Age category winners were Joe Chinburg (40-49), Peck (50-59), Rob Coutts (60-69) and Charles Rudinsky (70+).
The Masters results and the Overall results.
Monday, September 24, 2018   

12mIJ - 2018 International 12 Metre North American Championship, Newport RI

Yesterday, the 2018 12mIJ North American Championship held on Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay was concluded. The event, hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club included divisions for historic 12 Metres from the Modern and Traditional eras (1974-1983 and 1958-1970, respectively),
Winners after 8 races were 'Challenge XII' of Jack LeFort (Jamestown, R.I.) in the Moderns and 'American Eagle’ entered by the Eagle Syndicate iin the Traditionals.
The results, the news and the event website.
Monday, September 24, 2018   

M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Chicago IL, USA - Final results

Phil Robertson and his ChinaOne-Ningbo team successfully defended their title at the M32 World Championship, held September 20-23 in Chicago, IL. Robertson won 7 of the 18 races in the 12-boat field, finishing 20 points ahead of Rick DeVos who earned the Corinthian Championship.
The results, the event facebook page and the event website.
 
Top News – Sunday, September 23, 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018   

2.4m, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Final results

The Final Races at the Para World Championship on Lake Michigan were held yesterday in light and variable winds.
The top-10 of the 2.4m sailed a classic Medal Race. Matthews Bugg AUS succeeded to replace Damien Séguin FRA on top grasping Gold. On rank 3 behind Séguin FRA finished Dee Smith USA 3.
The 10 best Hansa 303 sailed a Semi Final with the best 4 qualifying for the Final. In the Women, Ana Paula Marques BRA won the title ahead of Genevieve Wickham US and Violeta Del Reino ESP. In the Men, Gold went to Christopher Symonds AUS winning ahead of Waldemar Wozniak POL and the defending Champion Piotr Cichocki POL.
In the RS Venture, the dominators of the week Will Street/Jonathan Currell GBR remained on top winning ahead of Enrique Vives/Gabriel Barroso de Maria ESP and John McRoberts/Scott Lutes CAN.
The final report.
Sunday, September 23, 2018   

IMOCA Open 60 - Défi Azimut - Lorient FRA - Day 2

The 24-hour Solo Race of the 'Défi Azimut' sailed in good 20kn wind conditions was concluded yesterday. After rounding the virtual waypoint on the Atlantic Ocean, the fleet was speeding back to France on along reaching leg.
The leading Samantha Davies GBR sailing at top speeds of 26,5kn could not defend her first place, as Vincent Riou FRA passed as fast as 29kn and won the race with a 7 min advantage. On rank 3 followed Yann Eliès FRA, he too on a Foiler-Open-60.
Today, speed races for teams are on the program.
The news and the race tracker with results.
Sunday, September 23, 2018   

Star - Oktoberfest-Regatta - Herrsching GER - Day 2

 Star - Oktoberfest-Regatta - Herrsching GER - Day 2 Last Saturday, the 57th edition of the Starboat Oktoberfest Regatta began with three races sailed in good wind conditions. Yesterday, only one race could be completed in very light winds.
Clear interim's leaders are Hubert Merkelbach/Markus Koy GER - three bullets on Friday - ahead of the past World Champion Roberto Benamati/Alberto Ambrosini ITA. On rank 3 follow Ulrich Vater/Karol Stepka GER. 56 teams from 8 nations participate.
The results.
Sunday, September 23, 2018   

TP52 - Super Series - Act 4 - Valencia ESP - Final results, Luna Rossa 1st Act 4, Quantum Racing TP52 Series winners

The wind was absent on the last day of the TP52 Super Series 2018 Act in Valencia ESP and 'Luna Rossa' with Francesco Bruni ITA, Vasco Vascotto ITA and James Spithill AUS are the winners of Act 4 ahead of 'Quantum Racing' with Terry Hutchinson USA and Dean Barker NZL, the overall 2018 TP52 Super Series winners.
The news with results.
Sunday, September 23, 2018   

M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Chicago IL, USA - Day 3

Before the last races at the M32-catamaran Worlds in Chicago today, Phil Robertson NZL and his Chinese team clearly lead with a 22 points' advantaga on Doug De Vos USA, and will have no problems to defend the first place to win the Worlds' title. On rank 3 with a 6 points' backlog on the second follows Pieter Taselaar NED.
The ranking list and the event website.
 
Top News – Saturday, September 22, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018   

2.4m, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Day 4

 2.4m, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Day 4 After 3 light-wind days, a fresh breeze exceeding 35kn filled in on Lake Michigan yesterday and racing was cancelled for the day. Today, the last races will be held to bring about the crucial decisions.
In the 2.4m, the ten best sail for the first time a Medal Race. Everything is open as to the podium wiht Damien Séguin FRA, Mathew Bugg AUS and Dee Smith USA separated by 2 points only.
The ten best of the Hansa 303 men sail a Semi Final, the four best will race for the title in a Final.
The three best in the RS Venture, i.e. Alexandra Rickham/Hannah Stodel GBR, John McRoberts/Scott Lutes CAN and Will Street/Jonathan Currell GBR have already been qualified for the Final. Four more team will race for the last Final place today.
The news and all ranking lists.
Saturday, September 22, 2018   

IMOCA Open 60 - Défi Azimut - Lorient FRA - Day 1

Yesterday, the Open 60 'Défi Azimut' - a three days' series consisting of a solo 24-hour longdistance race and speed shorrt races for teams - was kicked off in Lorient FRA. With only 7 weeks before the start to the 'Route de Rhum', 15 solo skippers opted for this event as a tune-up race. The start was given yesterday evening at 18h UTC.
This morning, Samantha Davies GBR with her 'Initiatives de Coeur' was in the lead, 2,6nm ahead of Paul Meilhat FRA ('SMA') on rank 2. Vincent Riou FRA with his 'PRB' is 3,3nm behind on 3rd.
By this morning, the fleet will reach the first waypoint before heading back to Lorient. The race tracketheURL], the [URL=wxw.defi-azimut.net/?mode=actualites]news and das video of the start.
Saturday, September 22, 2018   (Image © Martinez Studios)

TP52 - Super Series 2018 - Sailing Week - Valencia ESP - Day 4

 TP52 - Super Series 2018 - Sailing Week - Valencia ESP - Day 4 Three races were sailed in a light seabreeze yesterday in Valencia, and before the last races today, the situation is very exciting. 'Luna Rossa' of Patrizio Bertelli ITA (with the all-star afterguard Francesco Bruni ITA, Vasco Vascotto ITA and James Spithill AUS) remains on top, but the best team of yesterday 'Quantum' of Doug Devos USA is now only one point behind. 'Platoon' of Harm Müller-Spreer GER (John Kostecki USA) follows another point back on 3rd.
The news with results.
Saturday, September 22, 2018   

M32-Catamaran - World Championship2018 - Chicago IL, USA - Day 2

 M32-Catamaran - World Championship2018 - Chicago IL, USA - Day 2 A big breeze filling in on Lake Michigan reshuffled the positions in the M32 Catamaran Worlds and after five challenging races, there was one team clearly standing out: Phil Robertson NZL with his Chinese 'China One Ningbo' team. 20 points behind follows 'Bliksem' of Pieter Taselaar NED with the 2012 Laser Olympic Champion Tom Slingsby AUS as tactician.
The results, the event facebook page and the event website
 
Top News – 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.
 
Top News – 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.
 
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