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Top News – Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017   (Image © Junichi Hirai)

470 - Japan Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 3, Calabrese/Ian MacDiarmid USA 10th

 470 - Japan Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 3, Calabrese/Ian MacDiarmid USA 10th Yesterday was the first day of the Final Series sailed in Gold-, Silver- and Bronzefleets. Light winds prevailed during the three races held, as the video of the day reveals.
Finishing twice on rank 2, Ryo Imamura/Ryusuke Oshima JPN have taken the overall lead ahead of Carl-Fredrik Fock/Marcus Dackhammar SWE. The World Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS follow on rank 6. Lucas Calabrese/Ian MacDiarmid USA are now 10th. Silvia Mas/Paula Barcelo ESP on rank 13 are the best women's team.
The results will be updated during the morning UTC, as today's race have been underway for a while in Japan.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017   

Laser Radial - Men's & Women's World Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Day 1, Bowskill CAN 10th, Reineke USA 30th

 Laser Radial - Men's & Women's World Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Day 1, Bowskill CAN 10th, Reineke USA 30th Light winds prevailed yesterday in Medemblik during the first two races of the Laser Radial World Championship.
Kim Pletikos SLO, one of the best in the Youth Worlds last week sailed in similar conditions, has taken the lead in the Olympic Women's fleet with the day ranks 2 and 3, ahead of Evi Van Acker BEL and Svenja Weger GER. Brenda Bowskill CAN is 10th, Erika Reineke USA 30th among the 100 participants. Some of the favorites had real troubles with the light winds, such as the Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED on the 60th place overall with the day ranks 23 and 29. Here the Radial women's ranking list.
Andre Godoy BRA is on top of the Radial men ahead of Alfonso Fernandez ESP and Daniil Krutskikh RUS. The best USA helmsman Julian Soto USA follows on rank 25 among the 58 participants. The Radial men's ranking list. Der
The daily news and the event facebook page with photos.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017   

A-Cat - World Championship 2017 - Sopot POL - Day 1, Mahoney USA 12th

 A-Cat - World Championship 2017 - Sopot POL - Day 1, Mahoney USA 12th The top-quality A-Cat World Championship 2017 in Poland began yesterday in a 12-14 kn wind with two races and the 126 boats' fleet split in two Groups.
Darren Bundock AUS and his training partner Steve Brewin AUS won both heats in their Groups and have the joint overall lead after day one. Daniel Caviezel SUI, rank 2 and 3 is on the 3rd place at equal points with the European Champion Jakub Surowiec POL. Bruce Mahoney USA is 12th. The defending World Champion Mischa Heemskerk NED capsized and is only on rank 27.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017   

Beach-Catamaran - Yvan Bourgnon SUI in the North-West Passage

 Beach-Catamaran - Yvan Bourgnon SUI in the North-West Passage Forced to interrupt his journey because of upcoming ice, Yvan Bourgnon SUI has now tackled the last part of the North-West-Passage, slowed down by drift-ice especially during the night when up in the high North, the sun disappears for about 6 hours. To anchor the cat, a water depth of max two meters is allowed due to the length of the anchor hawser and detours to approach the shore are the consequence. The latest obstacle shows up: the Tundra, free from snow due to the climate warming, is partly on fire in the North of Canada as well as on Greenland, and thick billows of smoke not only cumber the navigation, but heavily reduce the direct warming sunlight. The report (in French).
The facebook page with reports and videos.
 
Top News – Monday, August 21, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017   

470 - Japan Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2, Calabrese/MacDiarmid 6th

 470 - Japan Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2, Calabrese/MacDiarmid 6th Three races were held at the 470 Japan Nationals in moderate winds and the discard result was activated. Local teams are on the first three places with Tetsuya Isozaki/Akira Takayanagi JPN as first after two race wins and a second rank in their Group. The favorites and multiple Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS follow on the 4th place. Silvia Mas/Paula Barcelo ESP on the 9th position are the best 470 women team. Lucas Calabrese/Ian MacDiarmid USA are 6th overall among the 112 teams. Impressive the big number of Japanese 470s !
The results.
Racing is already underway in Japan this morning and the updated ranking lists will be posted till noon UTC.
Monday, August 21, 2017   

Laser Radial - Men's & Women's World Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Start today with USA and CAN delegations

 Laser Radial - Men's & Women's World Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Start today with USA and CAN delegations Back-to-back of the Laser Radial Youth Worlds, the World Championships of the Olympic Laser Radial Women's and the Radial Men are on the program. 100 women from 39 nations and 4 continents are on the entry list, among them the top favorite and Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED on her home waters. 63 participants from 26 nations and 5 continents are on the Radial men entry list.
The entry list and the event facebook page.
Monday, August 21, 2017   

Windsurfing - Slalom und Formula Swiss Championship - Silvaplana - Final results

 Windsurfing - Slalom und Formula Swiss Championship - Silvaplana - Final results As already on Saturday, a Northwind was blowing down from the Julier Pass across the small Lake Silvaplana, and after the cancellation of the Jubilee Engadine Surf Marathon, the final Slalom and Formula races had to be cancelled as well.
After seven runs, Wojtek Brzozowski POL won the Formula Championship ahead of Elia Colombo SUI and Richard Stauffacher. In the women, Franziska Stauffacher SUI was first ahead of Karin Jaggi SUI. Only two Slalom heats were completed and the podiums are in the men's Sebastian Kördel GER ahead of Jordy Vonk NED and Richard Stauffacher SUI, in the women's Karin Jaggi SUI ahead of Elena De Geus NED and Franziska Stauffacher SUI.
The news and all ranking lists.
Monday, August 21, 2017   

Star - Grimsel-Race - Top of Grimsel -Pass - Final results. Sternberg/Revkin USA 2nd

 Star - Grimsel-Race - Top of Grimsel -Pass - Final results. Sternberg/Revkin USA 2nd After the fog dispelled, 5 more races could be sailed on Lake Death on top of the Grimsel Pass (7'100 ft), three of them won by Bernhard and Sophie Seger RCO who climbed on rank 1 overall, just one point ahead of Ben Sternberg/Joshua Revkin USA. Martin Ingold/Dario Bischof TYC followed on rank 3 among the 10 teams.
The final ranking list (PDF) and the photos.
 
Top News – Sunday, August 20, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017   

470 - Japanese Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1, Calabrese/Macdiarmid USA race winners

 470 - Japanese Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1, Calabrese/Macdiarmid USA race winners As a tune-up to the 470 Junior World Championship taking place on the 2020 Olympic waters in Tokyo JPN on the coming weekend, the 470 Japan National Championship began yesterday. 110 teams from 25 nations, among them the double Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS are on the entry list.
One race was sailed on the opening day, the fleet split in three Groups with Daichi Takayama/Kimihiko Imamura JPN, Tetsuya Isozaki/Akira Takayanagi JPN and Lucas Calabrese/Ian Macdiarmid USA as winners. The ranking list.
Today's races are already underway and the results will be posted during this morning on the event website. The event facebook page with pictures.
Sunday, August 20, 2017   (Image © Elena Razina)

Dragon - European Championship 2017 - Thun SUI - Final results

 Dragon - European Championship 2017 - Thun SUI - Final results Sufficient wind to complete two races prevailed on the final day of the Dragon European Championship on Lake Thoune yesterday. With the fresher breeze and the discard in effect, the ranking list changed substantially.
The new European Champions are Petro Andrade POR/ Bernardo Torres POR/Charles Nankin BRA sailing under GER flag. Dimitri Samokhin RUS, winner of the Swiss Championship a week ago, advanced on rank 2. Jewgenij Braslavets UKR and his team, sailing under UAE flag (United Arab Emirates) earned Bronze. The previous leaders Markus Brennecke/Jochen Schümann/ Ingo Borowski GER dropped on rank 5 as best Germans among the 60 teams.
The ranking list and the event facebook page with pictures.
Sunday, August 20, 2017   (Image © James Robinson Taylor)

8mJI - World Championship 2017 - Hanko NOR - Final results, McLaughlin CAN 5th

 8mJI - World Championship 2017 - Hanko NOR - Final results, McLaughlin CAN 5th Fresh winds of up to 20 kn prevailed on the last day of the 8mIJ World Championship in Hankö NOR, but the podium did not change.
Avia Wilment GBR on the only (2014) boat underway was the clear winner ahead of Werner Deuring GER, winner of the 'SIRA' rankings for yachts built before 1960. Lars Ingeberg NOR defended the 3rd place. Terry McLaughlin CAN is on rank 5. HM King Harald of Norway (age 80) finished on the good 6th position.
The final ranking list and the event website.
Sunday, August 20, 2017   

Star - Grimsel-Race - Grimsel-Pass SUI - Day 1, Sternberg/Revkin USA 1st

 Star - Grimsel-Race - Grimsel-Pass SUI - Day 1, Sternberg/Revkin USA 1st The weather change over Switzerland influenced obviously also the conditions on the Alps. A thick fog delayed the start of the first race, but after a while, two races could be completed, with the finish of the second one again in a thick fog.
With the ranks 1 and 3, Ben Sternberg/Joshua Revkin USA took the overall lead ahead of Roman Timm/Kaspar Huber SCMd and Bernhard Sofie Seger RCO at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. 10 Starboats particiipate .... there is no room for more on the small Lake Death on top of the Grimsel Pass (7'100 ft a.s/l). The ranking list (PDF).
 
Top News – Saturday, August 19, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017   

Laser Radial - Youth World Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Final results, Charlotte Roe USA 3rd

 Laser Radial - Youth World Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Final results, Charlotte Roe USA 3rd Fresh winds prevailed also on the final day of the Laser Radial Youth World Championship on the Ijssell-Meer during the last two races. With the second dirscard activated, the rankings change considerably.
Gold in the Boys went to Dimitris Papadimitriou GRE with rank 1 and 2 yesterday and a 27 points advantage overall with the second discard. Matias Dietrich ARG defended rank 2 by a small margin on Nicholas Bezy HKG new on the 3rd place. Josh Armit NZL with the same number of points had to content himself with rank 4, but he earned Gold in the U17-classification. Zac Littlewood AUS and Nico Naujock GER completed the U17 podium.
Gold for Hannah Anderssohn GER in the Girls' rankings 2 points ahead of Dolores Moreira Fraschini URU and Charlotte Rose USA, best of the day with the ranks 1 and 2, up on rank 3.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Saturday, August 19, 2017   (Image © James Robinson Taylor)

8mJI - World Championship 2017 - Hanko NOR - Day 5, McLaughlin CAN 4th

 8mJI - World Championship 2017 - Hanko NOR - Day 5, McLaughlin CAN 4th Two races were held yesterday after the lay day and both heats were won by Avia Willment GBR. She is the only participant in the category 'Modern' with a boat built in 2014. The situation in the 'Sira category' (built in 1960 or earlier), Werner Deuring AUT, second overall, remains on top, but Lars Ingeberg NOR, the Olympia medalist Terry McLaughlin CAN and HM King Harald of Noray are not far behind.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Saturday, August 19, 2017   

Windsurfing - Formula Swiss Championship 2017 - Silvaplana - Day 5

 Windsurfing - Formula Swiss Championship 2017 - Silvaplana - Day 5 The Maloja wind was only moderate yesterday but neverthess allowing to continue the Windsurf Week with the Formula as well as the Windsurf Foil Racing Swiss Championships with four heats each.
In the Formula competition, Wojtek Brozowski POL leads ahead of Elia Colombo SUI and Richard Stauffacher SUI. In the women's rankings, Franziska Stauffacher SUI is first ahead of Karin Jaggi SUI and Marion Froidevaux SUI - The ranking list.
First in the Foil-Windsurfers is Gonzalo Costa ARG ahead of Alexandre Cousin FRA. The only Swiss among the 14 participants is Balz Müller SUI on rank 13 - The ranking list.
Today, the Engadine Surf Marathon is on the program. Prominent drivers participate in the 40 Years' Jubliee event as the preview on the event website reveals.
Saturday, August 19, 2017   

Star - Grimsel-Race - Grimsel-Passhöhe - Start today with Ben Sternberg/Joshua Revking USA

 Star - Grimsel-Race - Grimsel-Passhöhe - Start today with Ben Sternberg/Joshua Revking USA The always innovative Starfleet Basle opened a new saiing venue in Switzerland: the Totensee (Lake of death), a reservoir lake on top of the Grimsel pass 7100 ft above sea level. Ten teams - among them Ben Sternberg/Joshua Revking USA - fight for the Fleet Champions' title. Normally, a solid 3 to 5 bft wind is blowing, and it remains to be seen whether the weather change of yesterday evening with a cold front passing - with snow above 6500 ft, has a negative influence on the sailing conditions.
The preview.
 
Top News – Friday, August 18, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017   

Laser Radial - Youth World Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Day 5, Charlotte Rose USA up on 4th

 Laser Radial - Youth World Championship 2017 - Medemblik NED - Day 5, Charlotte Rose USA up on 4th Weather change in the Netherlands for the Final Series races with rain and a fresher 12 - 15 kn wind causing a number of changes in the overall rankings.
Guido Galinaro ITA, the solid leader in the Boys fleet so far finished 34th and 31st and descended on rank 3. Matias Dietrich ARG is now on top but the day's best (5/1) Yoshihiro Suzuki JPN is only one point behind. At equal points with Galinaro ITA follow Josh Armit NZL and Dimitris Papadimitriou GRE on the ranks 4 and 5. Joseph Hou USA kist 8 ranks in the fresher wind and is now as best of the 3 USA men on rank 20. Liam Bruce CAN 61st.
First in the Girls is now Hannah Anderssohn GER 3 points ahead of Dolores Moreira-Fraschini URU. Julia Büsselberg GER descended on rank 3. With the ranks 1 and 2, Charlotte Rose USA moved up on rank 4.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, August 18, 2017   

A-Cat - Polish National Championship 2017 - Sopot POL - Final results

 A-Cat - Polish National Championship 2017 - Sopot POL - Final results The Polish A-Cat Championship in Sopot POL ended yesterday with two races sailed in moderate winds. On Monday, the World Championship will begin at the same venue.
The domination of the Polish cracks during the first two days ended yesterday as Manuel Calavia ESP won both heats and earned Gold ahead fo Jakub Surowiec POL Silver and Tymoteusz Bendyk POL Bronze.
The ranking list and the event website.
The World Championship begins on Monday and additional top sailors will join the competition such as the America's Cup winner and 8-fold A-Cat World Champion Glen Ashby AUS.
Friday, August 18, 2017   (Image © Elena Razina)

Drachen - European Championship 2017 - Thun SUI - Day 3

 Drachen - European Championship 2017 - Thun SUI - Day 3 The difficult weather pattern over Switzerland remained also on day 3 of the Dragon European Championship. This time, the morning wind from the Alps was missing, and in the afternoon, the thermal breeze filled in light only and late, allowing to sail just one race.
Markus Brennecke GER (with Jochen Schümann GER) were the winners taking the overall lead after two races. Anatoly Loginov RUS advanced on rank 2. Pedro Andrade POR, winner of the first race, is now 3rd.
The ranking list.
Friday, August 18, 2017   (Image © James Robinson Taylor)

8mJI - World Championship 2017 - Hanko NOR - Day 4, McLaughlin CAN 5th

 8mJI - World Championship 2017 - Hanko NOR - Day 4,  McLaughlin CAN 5th It was lay day at the 8mIJ World Championship in Hankö NOR. Today and tomorrow are the crucial days for the final outcome of the Championship. After 6 races, Avia Willment GBR leads ahead of Werner Deuring AUT and Lars Ingeberg NOR. McLaughlin CAN on rank 5 is the only North American racing.
The ranking list.
 
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