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Top News – Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020   

Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Final results, Ramshaw CAN 4th Finn, Holt/Woelfel USA 505 Australian Champions

 Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Final results, Ramshaw CAN 4th Finn, Holt/Woelfel USA 505 Australian Champions 2020 Sail Melbourne was concluded this morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, the Australian Olympic Team member Jake Lilley AUS was the superior winner ahead of Nils Theuninck SUI, advancing on rank 2 as best of the day (ranks 1/3). Tom Ramshaw CAN remained on 4th. ----- In the Lasers Radial, the U19 junior Stefan Elliott AUS finished first ahead of the tied Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED on 2nd and Michael Crompton AUS (U19) on 3rd. Sarah Douglas CAN is on rank 27, Paige Railey USA abandoned the competition three days ago and is ranked 70th among the 85 participants. ----- No change on the podium of the Lasers Standard. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA remained on rank 1 ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS and Luke Elliott AUS. Chris Barnard USA on rank 16 overtook Charlie Buckingham USA, finishing 20th, on the final day. ----- Winners in the Olympic windsurfers are Tom Squires GBR in the Men and Noy Drihan ISR in the Women. ----- Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA grasped the Australian Champions title in the 5o5s. ----- All results and the news.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020   

Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 1

 Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 1 Perfect Biscayne Bay conditions prevailed on day one of the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, the second event of the 2020 World Cup, yesterday, and all seven classes present completed two races. ----- In the good quality 470 Men fleet, the first leaders are Dahlberg/Bergström SWE 5 points ahead of Sozykin/Gribanov RUS. ----- In the 470 Women, Lecointre/Retornaz FRA won both races. Berta/Caruso ITA and Löwe/Markfort GER are the first persuers. ----------- In all other classes, the race for the last North American 2020 Olympic berths is key. The fleets are mostly very small with only a few participants from other continents. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Joaquin Blanco ESP won both heats. Andrew Lewis TTO (Trinidad/Tobago) and Stefano Peschiera PER (Peru) are the first challengers. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Viktoria Andrulyte LTU (Lithuania) is first ahead of Nethra Kumanan IND (India) and Ebru Bolat ROU (Romania). ----- Emphasis for the US Sailing Team is in the Finns, where the duel between Caleb Paine USA - 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist - and Luke Muller USA for the Olympic Team selection is underway. Paine is on rank 1 after two heats, Muller follows on 4th. ----- In the RS:X windsurfers, Pedro Pascual USA leads in the Men, Mariana Aguilar MEX in the Women. ----- The speed classes 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 are not present. ----- All ranking lists and the detailed daily news of the US Sailing Team.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020   

Ice-Sailing - DN Grand Master Cup 2020 - Öxelösund SWE

Today begins the DN Iceboating Grand Master Cup for age-60-plus veterans in Sweden. Favorite is the 10-times World Champion Karol Jablonski POL. ----- The event website with the entry list. ---------- Over the past weekend, a national regatta was held at the same venue with the Polish team dominating. ----- The ranking list and the news.
 
Top News – Monday, January 20, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020   

Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 4, rainy weather and fresh winds, reduced program

 Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 4, rainy weather and fresh winds, reduced program The Monday races at Sail Melbourne have already been terminated this morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, Anders Pedersen NOR won both races of the day and moved up on rank 3 just one point behind Nils Theuninck SUI. Jake Lilley AUS remains on top. Tom Ramshaw CAN is now 4th. ----- The Lasers Standard completed only one race with Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA still on rank 1, but Matthew Wearn AUS reduced his backlog on 3 points. New on rank 3 follows Elliot Hansen GBR. After a blackflag disqualification, Charlie Buckingham USA dropped on rank 17. Chris Barnard USA follows on the 22nd place. ----- With two race wins, the U17 junior Stephan Elliott AUS moved on top of the Laser Radial Goldfleet, at equal points with Marit Bouwmeester NED. Michael Compton AUS and Annalise Murphy IRL follow 6 points back on the ranks 3 and 4. Sarah Douglas CAN is on the 23rd place. Paige Railey USA did not compete today and is down on rank 67 overall. ----- The 5o5, sailing the Australian Nationals with Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA in the lead, had their lay day and will continue with the last three races tomorrow. ----- All ranking lists, the news and the videos.
Monday, January 20, 2020   

J/70 - Sportboat Winter Series - Act 3 - Monaco MON - Final results, Whittemore (CYC) USA rank 14

 J/70 - Sportboat Winter Series - Act 3 - Monaco MON - Final results, Whittemore (CYC) USA rank 14 Somewhat fresher 10-14kn Eastwinds prevailed on the last day of Act 3 of the Monaco Sportboat Series and 3 races could be held. ----- Charles Thompson GBR and his team defended rank 1 one point ahead of Valerya Kovalenko RUS. Bo Pedersen DEN advanced on rank 3. Keith Whittemore (CYC) USA and his team finished on rank 14 among the 44 participants. ----- The ranking list of Act 3. ----- In the overall ranking of the Winter-Series after 3 of 5 rounds, Charles Thompson GBR has now taken the lead. On rank 2 follows Ludovic Fassitelli MON. ----- The news.
 
Top News – Sunday, January 19, 2020
Sunday, January 19, 2020   

Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 3, only a reduce program sailed

 Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 3, only a reduce program sailed The Sunday races in Melbourne have just been completed this morning UTC. ----- In the Lasers, only one race was sailed with Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA defending the lead in the Lasers Standard ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS new on rank 2. Charlie Buckingham USA dropped on rank 11 after a blackflag disqualification. Chris Barnard USA is up on rank 20. ----- In the Lasers Radial, the U19 helmsman Michael Compton AUS stays on top one point ahead of Marit Bouwmeester NED. Sarah Douglas CAN is 24th. Paige Railey USA did not compete and descending on rank 47, she will continue the competition in the Silverfleet. ----- Jake Lilley AUS extended his lead in the Finns with two bullets. Nils Theuninck SUI, twice on 2nd, remains the first persuer. Tom Ramshaw CAN is up on the 3rd place closely behind. ----- In the Australian 5o5 Nationals, the top duo remains unchange with Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA and Robin Deussen/David Snoad AUS winning one of the two races each. ----- Only two 470s participate with Tyler Page/Adrian Hoesch ASA (Samoa) as leaders on the way to grasp the additional Tokyo Olympic berth for Oceania, as Australia and New Zealand are qualified already. ----- All ranking lists.
Sunday, January 19, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 1 - perfect start

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 1 - perfect start Francis Joyon FRA and his team on their Maxi-Trimaran 'IDEC' started the Hongkong-London Route du Thé record attempt yesterday in a moderate 15kn wind. After less than a day underway, the advantage on the existing record was already 71nm this morning UTC. The first possible obstacle will be the crossing of the Equator in the Indian Ocean. ----- The race tracker and the news.
 
Top News – Saturday, January 18, 2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020   

Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 2, top-10 interim rankings for Ramshaw CAN (4th Finn) and Buckingham USA (8th Laser)

 Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 2, top-10 interim rankings for Ramshaw CAN (4th Finn) and Buckingham USA  (8th Laser) After the windy opening day with a reduced program at Sail Melbourne, racing has already been completed this Saturday morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, Jack Lilley AUS kept a clear lead. After a race win, Nils Theuninck SUI moved up on rank 2 at equal points with Anders Pedersen NOR and Tom Ramshaw CAN. ----- The Kite-Foilers completed 6 races with Scott Whithead AUS solidly on top. His sister Breiana Whitehead AUS on rank 5 is the best-ranked woman among the 20 starters. ----- The RS:X windsurfers completed 6 races as well. In the men, Tom Squires GBR is on top ahead of Makoto Tomizawa JPN, in the women, Noy Drihan ISR is in front of the Olympic Champion Charline Picon FRA until now. ----- In the Lasers Radial Open - including the Men Juniors - the U19 youth Michael Compton AUS replaced Marit Bouwmeester NED on top. Sarah Douglas CAN is 24th, Paige Railey USA 42nd. ........ ----- In the Lasers Standard, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA defended the first place ahead of the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS, who already lost the 2020 Olympic selection against Matthew Wearn AUS (rank 5 for the moment). Charlie Buckingham USA is 8th, Chris Barnard USA 22nd. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Saturday, January 18, 2020   

5o5 - Australian Championship 2020 - Melbourne AUS - Day 2, Holt/Woelfel USA dominating

After the windy opening day with only one race - see the video - the three planned races have been completed in Melbourne AUS this Saturday morning UTC. Clear dominators in the prevailing fresh winds were again Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA with the ranks 2/1/1 extending their overall lead. Only Robin Deussen/David Snoad AUS (1/2/2) could keep the pace of the leaders. 32 teams are participating. ----- All and the [URL=wxw.facebook.com/SailMelbourne/]event facebook page.
Saturday, January 18, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG - Trimaran IDEC - Start today

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG - Trimaran IDEC - Start today Start time 9h UTC in Hongkong this morning ! Francis Joyon FRA and his team plan to depart to the final and most important record attempt of his Asia-Tour, the Route du Thé leading around Africa to London. The existing record, established by Giovanni Soldini ITA with his MOD-70-Trimaran 'Maserati' is 36 days, 2 hours and 37 minutes. ----- The preview. ----- The record ride can be followed over GPS tracking.
 
Top News – Friday, January 17, 2020
Friday, January 17, 2020   

Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1, Holt/Woelfel USA 1st 5o5, Ramshaw CAN 2nd Finn, Buckingham USA 7th Finn

 Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1, Holt/Woelfel USA 1st 5o5, Ramshaw CAN 2nd Finn, Buckingham USA 7th Finn Sail Melbourne 2020 was kicked-off this morning UTC with a race per class. ----- Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA won in the Lasers Standard ahead of Tom Burton AUS and Duko Bos CRO. Charlie Buckingham USA finished 7th, Chris Barnard USA did not compete. 60 participants. ----- In the Lasers Radial Open, Marit Bouwmeester NED and Michael Compton AUS won the races of their groups. Paige Railey USA was 25th and Sarah Douglas CAN 27th among the 85 participants. ----- In the Finns, Jack Lilley AUS finished first ahead of Tom Ramshaw CAN and Nils Theuninck SUI. ----- First leaders in the well-attended 5o5 Australian National Championship are Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA ahead of Sandy Higgins/Paul Marsh AUS. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Friday, January 17, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG - Trimaran IDEC - Start tomorrow

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG - Trimaran IDEC - Start tomorrow Tomorrow Saturday, 9h UTC, Francis Joyon FRA and his team on the Maxi Trimaran 'IDEC' will depart from Hongkong to London on the Route of Tea with the goal to improve the record establised by Giovanni Soldini ITA with his MOD70-Trimaran 'Maserati' in 2018. 36 days and 2 hours for the 15'000nm have to be beaten. ----- The preview.
Friday, January 17, 2020   

Finn - Doping ban for Jorge Zarif BRA

 Finn - Doping ban for Jorge Zarif BRA During the Olympic Test Event in Enoshima JPN in August 2018, the past Finn World Champion (2013) Jorge Zarif BRA was caught in a doping test for tamoxifen consumption. He acknowledges the use of the substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Code, but claims that he did so on the advice of his doctor to treat a breast disease. He has put himself on provisional suspension, which means that if he is punished for six months, the hook has begun to count and he would have time to play in the Tokyo Olympics.----- The report.
 
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