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Top News – Friday, June 23, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Keel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2, USA teams midfleet in skiffs

 Olympic Classes - Keel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2, USA teams midfleet in skiffs Thunderstorms and calms impaired racing on the second day of the Olympic Classes Kiel Week yesterday. Some classes returned even without a valid result. Only the skiff classes sailing closer to the shore completed almost the normal program.
Porebski/Rippey NZL defended their lead in the 49ers, but Gilmour/Turner AUS joined the leaders points-wise. New on rank 3 are Heil/Plössel GER, while Scheidt/Borges BRA descended on the 6th place with medium day results. Andrew and Matthew Mollerus USA advanced on rank 22, Judge Ryan/Hans Henken USA on rank 25 among 68 starters.In the 49ersFX, Victoria Jurczok/Anika Lorenz GER are now 3 points ahead of Tina Lutz/Susan Beuke GER. Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA on rank 17 are now the best USA team among 48 starters, as Kate Shaner/Caroline Atwood USA could not repeat the good results of day one and dropped on the 22nd place overall.
The 470s had no valid race. Bargehr/Mähr AUT and Belcher/Ryan AUS share the first place in the 470 men, and in the 470 women, Loew/Markfort GER are on top in front of Smith/Ryan AUS.
Max Salminen SWE won the only race in the Finns. Overall, Deniss Karpak EST and Nenad Bugarin CRO remain on rank 1 at equal points. In the Nacra 17, the duel between Thomas Zajac/Barbara Matz AUT and Jan-Hauke Erichsen/Ann-Kristin Wedemeyer GER, separated by 2 points only, went on.
Laser results in separate news text below.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, June 23, 2017   

Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2, no races for the Radials, Reineke USA 3rd

 Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2, no races for the Radials, Reineke USA 3rd The thundery weather disturbed the program of the two Laser classes.
In the Lasers Standard, two of the three groups completed at least one race, the Radials could not sail at all. The ranking list of the Lasers Standard is therefore not very meaningful. Karl-Martin Rammö EST and Francesco Marrai ITA are jointly on top. Yanik Gentry MEX is 26th, Robert Davis CAN 27th.
In the Radials, Vasileia Karachaliou GRE is on top having won the two races of the opening day. Svenja Weger GER and Erika Reineke USA follow at equal points on rank 2. Brenda Bowskill CAN and Coralie Vittecoq CAN are on the ranks 40 and 41 among the 69 participants.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, June 23, 2017   

2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 2, only one race for the 2.4m, Dee Smith USA 13th

 2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 2, only one race for the 2.4m, Dee Smith USA 13th The Para Classes were hampered by the lack of wind as well. Only the 2.4m completed one race won by Björnar Erikstad NOR. Damien Séguin FRA advanced on top of the overall classification with his 2nd race rank. Dee Smith USA (UFD early start disqualification discarded) is now 13th, Jacky Gay CAN 33rd among the 43 boats from 26 nations.
In the Hansa 303 women, Magali Moraines FRA is first, in the Hansa 303 men, Christopher Symonds AUS is on top. Edward Leroy USA and his team are 22nd among the 24 starters.
Friday, June 23, 2017   (Image © Alexis Courcoux)

Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 3

 Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 3 The fleet sailing under spi is now progressing rapidly direction Dieppe FRA in a fresh breeze after four light-wind days and will arrive around 7h UTC. The leading boats are still closely together with Charlie Dalin FRA on first 0,5 nm ahead of Sébastien Simon FRA and 0,7 nm in front of Alexis Loison FRA. With a 2,1 nm backlog, the best woman Justine Mettraux SUI (Magenta Project) was still on the 8th position.
The race tracker, the reports and the videos.
 
Top News – Thursday, June 22, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017   (Image © Ricardo Pinto)

AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER - Final results

 AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER - Final results The wind was somewhat fresher on the second and crucial day of the Youth America's Cup allowing for the first time to fly the AC45s. 'New Zealand Sailing Team' was unbeatable in these conditions and won all three heats. Thanks to the big advantage from day one, 'BAR Academy' with Robert Bounce GBR stayed on rank one overall by a small margin, leaving the Silver Medal to the New Zealanders. The Swiss 'Team Tilt' had a solid day moving them on the podium to grasp Bronze. 'Next Generation USA' was eliminated in the Qualifiers already.
The official news with final results.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 1 with USA and CAN participants

 Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 1 with USA and CAN participants The winds remained moderate on the first day of the Olympic Classes Kiel Week. All Olympic events except the RS:X Windsurfers are held.
In the 49ers, Josh Porebski/Trent Rippey NZL took the interim's lead with two race wins. Robert Scheidt/Gabriel Borges BRA follow on rank 2. The German Olympic medalists Heil/Plössel GER are on the 3rd place. Judge Ryan/Hans Henken USA are 39th among 68 starters.
Hans HENKENIn the 49ersFX, Victoria Jurczok/Anika Lorenz GER are on rank 1 ahead of the favorites Annemiek Bekkering/Marieke Jongens NED. Kate Shaner/Caroline Atwood USA are 9th, Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA 17th among 48 starters.
In the 470 men, Bargehr/Mähr AUT and the Olympic Silver medalists Belcher/Ryan AUS share the first place. Frederike Loewe/Anna Markfort GER are on top of the 470 women with the day ranks 1 and 3. The Olympians Carrie Smith/Jaime Ryan AUS follow 6 points behind.
Last year's winner Deniss Karpak EST has already taken the lead in the Finns with Nenad Bugarin CRO 2nd at equal points with the first. The Nacra-17-catamarans in the process of changing to a foiling version have mostly development teams at the start. Thomas Zajac/Barbara Matz AUT are on top with two race wins.
Results and information on the Laser Classes are presented in the news text below.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 1, Erika Reineke USA 3rd

 Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 1, Erika Reineke USA 3rd Light winds prevailed on the first day of the Olympic Classes Kiel Week and both Laser fleets completed two races each.
Vasileia Karachaliou GRE won both races in the Lasers Radial and is first interim's ahead of Svenja Weger GER and Erika Reineke USA 4 points behind on the ranks 2 and 3. Brenda Bowskill CAN and Coralie Vittecoq CAN followed on the ranks 40 and 41 among the 69 participants.
Italian Laser sailors are on top of the 129 boats' Laser Standard fleet with Marco Benini ITA and Francesco Marrai ITA. At equal points on rank 3 follow Enrique Arathoon ESA (El Salvador), Sergei Komissarov RUS and Valeriy Kudryashov UKR. Yanik Gentry MEX is 17th, Robert Davis CAN 25th
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 1 with USA and CAN teams

 2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 1 with USA and CAN teams The Disabled-Sailing Classes World Championship (on 2.4mIJ and Hansa 303) began yesterday with two races. Since disabled sailing has been eliminated from the Paralympics 2020, World Sailing is making big efforts to promote the sport on all continents to regain homologation.
In the former Paralympic 2.4m Class, Daniel Bina CZE has taken the lead. Heiko Kröger GER and Damien Séguin FRA follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Dee Smith USA (with a UFD early start disqualification) is 30th, Jacky Gay CYN 35th among the 43 boats from 26 nations.
In the Hansa 303 women, Magali Moraines FRA is first, in the Hands 303 men, Christpher Symonds AUS is on top. Edward Leroy USA and his team are 22nd among the 24 starters.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 3

 Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 3 A fresh wind filled in during the crossing of the English Channel after the very light winds during the first hours of leg 4. The fleet made good progress and is sailing East along the English South Coast after having rounded the Wolf Rock on the most Southwestern point of England. Alexis Loison FRA was new on rank 1 this morning 0,5 nm ahead of Charlie Dalin FRA on rank 2. Thierry Chabagny FRA advanced on rank 3. Justine Mettraux SUI (Magenta Project) was up on rank 9 only 2 nm behind the leader.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

International Classes, 2.4 mIJ - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results, Dee Smith USA 2nd

 International Classes, 2.4 mIJ - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results, Dee Smith USA 2nd The International Classes concluded the 2017 Kiel Week yesterday with more light-wind races. We reported during the past days.
Here in addition the results of the 2.4m IJ yachts with Heiko Kröger GER as clear winner 13 points ahead of Dee Smith USA. Daniel Bina CZE was 3rd. 28 boats from 13 nations and 3 continents participated in this tune-up race to the World Championship at the same venue.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 4

 Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 4 Early this morning, the first Protos have crossed the finish line off Douarnenez FRA. Ian Lipinski POL, together with David Raison FRA was once more the superior winner almost 5 hours ahead of Romain Bolzinger/Julien Bourgeois FRA 2. With an impressive finish, Jörg Riechers/Robert Stanjek GER advanced on rank 3 removing Simon Koster SUI/Axel Trehin FRA from the podium by 6 minutes. Until Press Deadline (6h UTC) 5 Protos had reached Douarnenez. The final outcome in the Series Minis will be very close. 15 nm before the arrival, Le Draoulec/Clarice Cremer FRA had a one mile lead on Thomas Dolan IRL/François Jambou FRA and auf Tanguy Bouroullec/William Blosse FRA.
The race tracker and the reports.
 
Top News – Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017   

AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER - Day 1

 AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER - Day 1 No flying day on the first Final day of the Youth America's Cup, but nevertheless, the three races have been completed. With the day ranks 2/2/1, 'BAR Academy' with Robert Pounce GBR had a smashing start leading with a solid 7 points advantage on 'Team Tilt' with Sébastien Schneiter SUI and 'Team France' with Robin Follin FRA at equal points. Today is the second and last day of the Youth America's Cup with another three races on the program.
The official news with the results.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017   

International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results

 International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results The International Classes concluded the 2017 Kiel Week yesterday with more light-wind races. As from today, the Olympic Classes will be underway with top sailors such as Robert Scheidt BRA (49er) or Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS (470).
On the final day, a leader change happened in the 29er Eurocup rankings: Benjamin Jaffrezic/Léo Chauvel FRA replaced Théo Revil/Gautier Guevel FRA on top. Aristide Giroud/Noah Chauvin FRA made the all-French podium in the 93 teams'/13 nations' fleet complete.
Winner in the Lasers 4.7 was Tobias Birkeland NOR with Johan Schubert DEN and Julia Rogalska POL on the ranks 2 and 3.
No change in the 5o5er rankings. Jörgen and Jacob Bojsen-Möller DEN were the clear winners ahead of Boite/Fountaine FRA and Hunger/Kleiner GER.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 2

 Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 2 Lulls all-over on the Atlantic Ocean yesterday again and the 43 Solo-Skippers progressed very slowly only in the 3-8 kn wind and the tide current. This morning, the closely packed fleet was about to cross the Channel to the most Southwestern point of England and back to Dieppe FRA.
Charlie Dalin FRA had a 0,5 nm lead on Sébastien Simon FRA this morning. Another 0,3 nm behind is Adrien Hardy FRA on rank 3. The first woman Justine Mettraux SUI (Magenta Project) is up on rank 12 with a deficit of only 1,4 nm on the leader.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 3

 Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 3 The large fleet of the Mini-Fastnet-Race is on the way back to France. In the Protos, Ian Lipinski POL/David Raison FRA have extended their lead on 20 nm. New on rank 2 are now Simon Koster SUI/Axel Tréhin FRA. In the Series-Minis, the leading group is sailing closely together: Erwan Le Draoulec/Clarice Cremer FRA have defended their first position 2 nm ahead of Thomas Dolan IRL/François Chabou FRA.
The race tracker and the news.
 
Top News – Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 3

 International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 3 Moderate winds prevailed again yesterday on the Kiel Bay, but nevertheless, most classes completed the full daily program.
The Lasers 4.7 sailded their first three Final regattas split in a Gold- and Silverfleet. Tobias Birkeland NOR is the new leader ahead of Johan Schubert DEN. Félix Baudet SUI did not start to the second race and dropped on the 3rd place overall, but with the ranks 1 and 4, he confirmed that he is still a valid contender for the title.
In the 5o5s, the FD Olympic Medalists 1988/1992, Jörgen and Jacob Bojsen-Möller DEN, are on the way to their first 5o5 Kiel Week victory, this in addition to their 14 (!) Flying Dutchman wins. Boite/Fountaine FRA are already 14 points back. .
In the 29er-Euro-Cup, Théo Revil/Gautier Guevel FRA extended their advantage on 14 points. Rok Verderber/Klemen Semelbauer SLO remain the first challengers.
Today is the final day for the International Classes. Tomorrow, the Olympic and the disabled-sailing classes (2.4m and Hanse 303) will begins with their races.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER - Start today

 AC-45-Catamaran - Youth America's Cup - Finals - Hamilton BER -  Start today After the first four Rounds of the America's Cup Challenge, it is the Youths' turn (U24) today and tomorrow. The eight Youths' teams qualified for the Final will sail six fleetraces to determine the Youth America's Cup winner. Four years ago in San Franisco, Peter Burling NZL grasped the Youths' title and today, he is the helmsman of the4 NZL America's-Cup-Cat.
The 'Youth Team New Zealand' and ths Swedish 'Artemis Youth Team' are the favorites based on the performance in the Qualifiers. Will again prevail the same light-wind conditions that barely allowed the AC45F multihull to fly ? Changed conditions could well influence the overall rankings.
The official preview.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

America's Cup - J-Class Regatta - Hamilton BER - Day 1

 America's Cup - J-Class Regatta - Hamilton BER - Day 1 For many are the J-Class Yachts the most beautiful sailboats ever. During the 2017 America's Cup Challenge, 7 teams started yesterday to their regatta. Never in th 87-year history of these former America's Cup Class, such a big fleet was sailing together.
Three different team finished on the first race rank in yesterday's races. 'Hanuman' with Ken Read USA and 'Ranger' with Brad Butterworth NZL share the lead at equal points followed one point behind by 'Velsheda' folgt on rank 3.
The news and the presentation video. Three more races are on the program today.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 1

 Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Day 1 Yesterday was the start to the final leg of the 2017 Bénéteau Solitaire off Concarneau FRA. Very light winds and a strong counter current slowed down the fleet considerably. This morning, the leader Alexis Loison FRA was only 0,1 nm ahead of Anthony Marchand FRA and Charlie Dalin FRA sailing neck-and-neck on rank 2. With only one nm backlog, The best-ranked woman Justine Mettraux SUI (Magenta Project) was on rank 13.
The uf Rang 13. Der race tracker, the video of the start and the daily news.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 2

 Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 2 This morning at Press Deadline, the first Minis just rounded the Fastnet-Rock. Ian Lipinski POL/David Raison FRA lead with an 11 nm advantage on Romain Bolzinger/Julien Bourgeois FRA. Another 2 nm behind were Simon Koster SUI/Axel Trehin FRA on the 3rd place. In the Series-Minis, Erwan Le Draoulec/Clarice Cremer FRA were in the lead.
The race tracker and the daily news.
 
Top News – Monday, June 19, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017   

AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 2

 AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 2 On day two of the America's Cup Challenge, 'Team New Zealand' with Peter Burling NZL recorded two more back-to-back victories over the Cup Defenders, putting themselves 3-0 up in the first-to-seven series that will determine the winner of the 35th America’s. The superior boat speed made the difference again yesterday. Four more days with two races per day are on the program, starting June 24. Will the Americans be able to compensate for the speed deficit during the coming 5 days ?
The news with videos and results as well as the short comment of Paul Cayard USA .
Monday, June 19, 2017   

International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2

 International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2 Sun and moderate winds again on day 2 of the International Classes' Kiel Week 2017, and the full program could be sailed.
Defending rank 1 in the Lasers 4,7 was Félix Baudet SUI, winning 4 of the 6 races in his Group. He shares the lead with the tied Julian Hoffmann GER, Johann Schubert DEN and Tobias Birkeland NOR. As from today, racing will continue split in a Gold- and Silverfleet.
In the 29er Europacup, Théo Revil/Gautier Guevel FRA have taken the lead 8 points ahead of Rok Verderber/Klemen Semelbauer SLO on rank 2.
In the 5o5s, Bojsen-Möller/Bojsen Möller DEN won again two heats and are now the clear overall leaders. 11 points ahead of Hunger/Kleiner GER. Hunger's 22nd Kiel Week victory is now far away.
More results and the daily news.
Monday, June 19, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Start today

 Bénéteau Figaro - La Solitaire - Concarneau FRA - Leg 4 - Start today Today at 13h UTC, the start to the 4th and last leg of the Bénéteau Solitaire will be given in Concarneau FRA, a race over 505 nm around the Wolf Rock off the most Southwestern point of England and back over the Channel to Dieppe FRA. Leader after three legs is Nicolas Lunven FRA 25 min ahead of Adrien Hardy FRA. The first woman Justine Mettraux SUI (Magenta Project) on 'TeamWork' is on the excellent 8th place among the 43 participants.
The ranking list and the preview. The race can be followed via GPS tracking.
Monday, June 19, 2017   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series - Act 3 - Marstrand SWE - Final results, Hardesty USA 3rd

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series - Act 3 - Marstrand SWE - Final results, Hardesty USA 3rd The Melges 24 held Round 3 of their European Sailing Series in Marstrand SWE over the past weekend. With a row of top-5 ranks in the 9 races completed, Corinthian team of Giacomo Fosatti ITA den was the winner 15 points ahead of Miles Quinton GBR. On rank 3 followed Bill Hardesty USA, the first professional sailor. 30 teams from 7 nations participated.
The results and the news.
Monday, June 19, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 1

 Mini 650 - Mini-Fastnet-Race - Douarnenez FRA - Day 1 Yesterday, the start to the Mini-Fastnet-Race was given in Douarnenez FRA. This morning, the fleet had already crossed the Channel and passed the most Southwestern point of England at press deadline this morning, heading for the Fastnet Rock. In th Protos, the favorite Ian Lipinski POL sailing together with Stéphane Diraison FRA has already an advantage of 8 nm on the rest of the fleet. Charlie Fernbach/Benît Hantzperg FRA were leading in the Series Minis.
The race tracker and the event website.
 
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