1'200 miles before the finish, a top quartet was able to pull away somewhat: Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) still leads with 18 miles over Louis Burton FRA (Bureau Vallée 2). Boris Herrmann GER (Seaexplorer) follows in third place, 48 miles behind, and Thomas Ruyant FRA (LinkedOut) still has a good chance with 88 miles to go. ----- On the Bay of Biscay, another flat high-pressure zone awaits, and the race will only be decided in the final approach to the finish. ----- At the very end of the fleet, Alexa Barrier FRA and Ari Huusela FIN will be the last to round Cape Horn today. ----- The race tracker and the reports.
11.08.20 – 01.31.21
01.15.21 – 02.20.21
03.06.21 – 03.21.21
Top News – Sunday, January 24, 2021
In good conditions with 12-14 knots of wind, 3 races each were held for the Finns and Nacras yesterday. With two race wins, Alican Kaynar TUR moved to the top in the Finns, 2 points ahead of Joan Cardona ESP. Tom Ramshaw CAN dropped back to 3rd. Still 7th is Nils Theuninck SUI, his gap to a podium place is 9 points. ----- In the Nacra 17, Paul Kohlhoff/Alica Stuhlemmer GER held on to the top spot, with Lin Ea Centholt/Christian Lübeck DEN best of the day (1/2/1), moving up to join the Germans on points. ----- All rankings and the daily report (span.).
Olympic Classes - 2021 US Open Sailing Series - Miami Olympic Classes Regatta - Sailors Race Hard on Saturday, Look Ahead to Sunday’s Finale
Yesterday afternoon, the Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX, and Mixed 470 fleets completed three races each in a 6 to 10kn breeze with choppy conditions on Biscayne Bay. ----- In the Nacra 17 fleet, Samuel Albrecht/Gabriela Nicolino (BRA) extended their lead with two more race wins. Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.)/Anna Weis (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) followed on 2nd. ----- Three more bullets for Nevin Snow (San Diego, Calif.)/Dane Wilson (Ojai, Calif.) dominating the 49er now with seven consecutive race wins. Ian Barrows (St. Thomas, USVI)/Hans Henken (Coronado, Calif.) on rank 2 placed second in all three races yesterday. ----- Stephen Baker (Miami, Fla.)/Nicholas Hardy (Newton, Mass.) regained the lead with three consecutive wins. Lucy Wilmot (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)/Erika Reineke (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) follow on 2nd. ----- Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.)/Dave Hughes (Ithaca, N.Y.) continue to lead the 470 fleet ahead of the Mixed teams Louisa Nordstrom (Osprey, Fla.)/Trevor Bornarth (Stuart, Fla.), and Michelle Lahrkamp (Rye, N.Y.)/Jack Parkin (Riverside, Conn.). ----- The IQ Foil and Open Windsurf Foil fleets did not compete yesterday. ----- All results and the US Sailing Report. ----- Early morning start times are planned for Sunday’s final day of racing.
Top News – Saturday, January 23, 2021
In inconsistent winds of around 20kn, Ben Ainslie GBR and his INEOS team made everything clear with a victory in the first duel against Luna Rossa (Francesco Bruni ITA/James Spithill AUS) and qualified directly for the final of the Prada Cup. In an animated race with several position changes, the English were able to prevail, thanks to better boat speed (sometimes more than 50kn !). Above the replay of the race. The report.
In four days, the Vendée Globe will come to an end....and the final remains exciting: The first 6 are still only 160 miles apart. Louis Burton FRA (Bureau Vallée 2) has made up a lot of ground the past 24 hours, and he is only 17 miles behind Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) in 2nd place this morning UTC. Boris Herrmann GER (SeaExplorer) follows 90 miles back in 3rd place. ----- The race tracker and the reports.
After rounding Cape of Good Hope in a new record time yesterday, Franck Cammas FRA, Charles Caudrelier FRA and their team were forced to abandon their successfully started record attempt shortly afterwards. With a damaged lee rudder, Gitana did turn north direction Cape. A repair on sea is not possible. ----- The race tracker including the videos and the reports.
Top News – Friday, January 22, 2021
Leaving the trade winds behind, the leading pack has now reached a transition zone influenced by the Azores high and moving closer together. The first 7 are only 185 miles apart with 2,000 miles to go. ----- Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) continues to lead, ahead of Louis Burton FRA (Bureau Vallée 2) new in second place, only 29 miles behind. Boris Herrmann GER (SeaExplorer) follows in 3rd place, 61 miles behind. The best non-Foiler continues to be Damien Seguin FRA (Groupe Apicil), who is only 102 miles back in 5th place. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Finn, Nacra 17 - Olympic Winter Series, Part II - Lanzarote ESP - Day 1 - Tom Ramshaw CAN leads Finns
After the 470s and 49ers, the Finns and Nacra 17 started their winter regatta on Lanzarote yesterday. In moderate winds, the Finns sailed 2, the Nacra 17s 3 heats. ----- First leader in the Finns is Tom Ramshaw CAN, 2 points ahead of Joan Cardona ESP. Ondrej Teply CZE is 3rd. 22 competitors from 16 nations at the start. ----- In the Nacra 17, Paul Kohlhoff/Alica Stuhlemmer GER have taken the lead with ranks 3/1/1. Quentin Delapierre/Manon Audinet FRA follow one point behind in second place. ----- All rankings and the event website.
Yesterday afternoon, the Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX, and Mixed 470 fleets completed two light-wind races each on day one of racing at 2021 Miami OCR, the second stage of the US Open Sailing Series. ----- Joint leaders in the Open 470 are Louisa Nordstrom/Trevor Bornarth (Oyster Bay 470 Team) and the Olympians Stuart McNay/David Hughes (Trevor Moore Foundation). ----- In the 49ers, the US Sailing Team Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson and Ian Barrows/Hans Henken (Eastern YC/St.Francis YC) are tied on top. ----- With two bullets, Stephan Baker/Nicholas Hard (2Niner ODP) are the clear leaders in the 49erFX. The best all-female team is Lucy Wilmot new with the former Olympic Laser Radial campaigner Erika Reineke. ----- Joint leaders in the Nacra 17 as well with the Brazilians Samuel Albrecht/Gabriela Nicolino BRA and Ravi Parent/?. The Olympians Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis follow closely one point behind. ----- The results and the US Sailing Report. ----- The IQ Foil and Open Windsurf Foil fleets will aim to start their racing tomorrow.
Tomorrow morning (CET) the 3rd round of the Round Robin starts in Auckland, a duel between INEOS Team UK (Ben Ainslie GBR) and Luna Rossa (Francesco Bruni ITA/James Spithill AUS). We will again broadcast the race live on our sailing-news. With one win the English are directly qualified for the final, Luna Rossa needs two wins to avoid the semi-final against American Magic. There was a final press conference this morning, here is the video.
Top News – Thursday, January 21, 2021
The leader Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) still has 2200 miles to go until the finish in Les Sables d'Olonne. The leading group will reach a last flat transition zone today, which will probably be decisive for the race: Whoever of the leading group, which is still sailing close together, reaches the fresh westerly winds first, has a good chance of winning. 98 miles behind Dalin, Boris Herrmann GER (SeaExplorer) has moved up to second place. Thomas Ruyant FRA (LinkedOut) follows in 3rd place, 108 miles behind. Damien Seguin FRA (Groupe Apicil, Non-Foiler) has moved up to 5th place. He will be benefiting from good easterly wind conditions today. The race tracker and the reports.
After the temporary retirement of American Magic after their capsize, the programme of the coming weekend will only include the two duels between the so far unbeaten INEOS (Ben Ainsle GBR) and Luna Rossa (Francesco Bruni ITA, Jimmy Spithill AUS). With one win INEOS is directly qualified for the final, Luna Rossa would have to win twice. The second-ranked team will then sail a semi-final against American Magic. The report.
Today, the maxi-trimaran Gitana will pass the Cape of Good Hope, probably more than a day faster than record holder Francis Joyon FRA needed with his IDEC three years ago. Franck Cammas FRA, Charles Caudrelier FRA and their team continue going fast with 754 miles in 24 hours. In the Indian Ocean, however, Gitana will lose some of its lead: Three years ago, IDEC took just 4 days and 11 hours to reach Cape Leeuwin at the southern tip of Australia, a fabulous time ! The race tracker and the news.
In 2021, the 6 best match racers have again been given a Tour Card, which will allow them to take part in the Tour events without having to qualify. The first 3 of the World Championships 2020, Taylor Canfield ISV, Ian Williams GBR, and Phil Robertson NZL as well as the first 3 of the Match Race World Ranking List Eric Monnin SUI, Nick Egnot-Johnson NZL, and Maxime Mesnil FRA may participate in the events. The match race calendar is not yet final due to the Corona restrictions. The report.
Top News – Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Olympic Classes - Lanzarote Olympic Week - Lanzarote ESP - Part I - Final results - Barnes/Dallman-Weiss USA 7th in 470 women
The first half of the Olympic week ended yesterday with two races and the Medal Races. ----- In the men's 470, Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP won ahead of Anton Dahlberg/Frederik Bergström SWE. Simon Diesch/Julian Autenrieth GER moved up to the third place. ----- No changes on the podium of the 470 women: Silvia Mas/Patricia Cantero ESP won ahead of Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR and Noya Bar/Shara Tibi ISR. No change for the US women: Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss USA (StFYC/NYYC) finished in 7th, Barbara Cornudella/Nora Brugman USA (Shelter Island YC) remained 12th. ----- In the 49ers, the leaders Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI were replaced on top by Sime Fantela/Mihovil Fantela CRO after a close fight in the Medal Race by one point. Lambriex/Van Fugt NED took bronze. ----- Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA won the 49ersFX ahead of Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED and Alexandra Melzacka/Kinga Loboda POL. ----- All rankings and the event Facebook Page with the videos.
Heading straight North in northerly trade winds, the leading group will probably have to overcome the last strategic hurdle before the final sprint to Les Sables d'Olonne tonight: a flat high-pressure system ahead. By this morning UTC, Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia) extended his lead to 110 miles. Louis Burton FRA (Bureau Vallée 2) sailing in the far west follows in 2nd, Thomas Ruyant FRA (LinkedOut) is now again 3rd with Boris Herrmann GER (SeaExplorer) now in 4th with 143 miles behind. As best non-Foiler, Damien Seguin FRA follows on 5th position (181 miles behind). The Race-Tracker and the Reports.
On the 'highway of the south' along the 40th parallel, the maxi-trimaran Gitana keeps heading east at top speed (34kn average). In the past 24 hours, the team of Franck Cammas FRA and Charles Caudrelier FRA covered 820 miles, and the lead over the record is now 949 miles. The race tracker and the news.