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Top News – Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019   

Around the World Record - Trophée Jules Verne - Day 6 - first record for 'Spindrift'

After only 4 days and 20 hours, Yann Guichard FRA and his team crossed the Equator, the first "checkpoint" of their round-the-globe record attempt. The next mark to be measured will be the Cape of Good Hope. Admittedly, the St-Helena anticyclone over the South Atlantic will force the Maxi-Trimaran to a deviation going West, but with the existing favorable wind condition, 'Spindrift' will most probably stay on a record pace. This morning UTC, the advantage on the existing record of 'IDEC' was already 393nm.
The race tracker and the daily news with video.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019   

470, 420 - North American Championship 2019 - Coconut Grove FL, USA - Final results, US teams 5th (men) and 9th (women)

 470, 420 - North American Championship 2019 - Coconut Grove FL, USA - Final results, US teams 5th (men) and 9th (women) Good international attendance at the North American 470 Championship on Biscayne Bay, the venue of the Olympic Worldcup beginning next week.
After 9 races, Mantis/Kagialis GRE were the clear winners ahead of Dahlberg/Bergström SWE and Xammar/Rodriguez ESP. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA were 5th.
In the 470 women, Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA finished first with a 25 points' advance on Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN. Fabienne Öster/Anastasiya Winkel GER were 3rd. Atlantic Brugman/Nora Brugman USA 9th.
In the all-USA 420 fleet, Thomas Hall/Mariner Fagan USA were on top.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019   

Optimist - US Team Race Midwinters, St. Petersburg FL - final results

Over the past three days, 23 teams from across the USA competed in the Optimist US Team Race Midwinters in St. Petersburg, FL, where cool temperatures and 8-15kn breeze prevailed. set the stage for three days of team racing.
Winner was the team of the Coral Reef Yacht Club Spectra followed by Lauderdale Yacht Club 1 and LISOT Black.
Final results and the USODA class website.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Midwinter Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Final results, Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA 2nd in 49ersFX

 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Midwinter Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Final results, Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA 2nd in 49ersFX Over the past weekend, the Olympic speed classes had their tune-up races in view of the forthcoming Miami Worldcup event as well, and most of the top teams participated.
First in the 49ers were Diego Botin/Iago Marr ESP 16 points ahead of Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT. Meggendorfer/Spranger GER finished 3rd. Best USA team were Ian Barrows/Mitchell Kiss on rank 10, best CAN team Will Bonin/Sam Bonin as 29th among the 36 teams
In the 49ersFX, the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA were the clear winners ahead of Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA and Odile Van Aanholt/Marieke Jongens NED.
Favorites were in front in the Nacras 17 as well with John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR ahead of Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS and Santiago Lange/Cecilia Carranza ARG. Bora Gulari/Louisa Chafee USA finished 5th.
All ranking lists.
 
Top News – Monday, January 21, 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019   

Around the World Record - Trophée Jules Verne - Spindrift - Day 5

 Around the World Record - Trophée Jules Verne - Spindrift - Day 5 After a speedy race crossing the North Atlantic south-bound, the 140-Foot Maxi-Trimaran 'Spindrift' will cross the Equator this morning UTC after less than 5 days, a new absolute record. The innertropical convergence zone ahead seems to be accommodating for Yann Guichard FRA and his team, as the difficult area to pass is rather small this time.
The race tracker and the Spindrift website.
Monday, January 21, 2019   

J/70, Melges 20 - Sportsboat Winter Series - Monaco MON - Final results

 J/70, Melges 20 - Sportsboat Winter Series - Monaco MON - Final results Apparently, there was no racing ath the Monaco Winter Series, as the YC Monaco does not contain new results, nor updated information.
Winner in the J/70 after the four initial race is Jean-Luc Leveque SUI followed by Jonas Dromberg FIN 2nd and Florian Geissbühler SUI 3rd.
In the Melges 20, Maria Kaverzina RUS and her team are on top.
The event website with all results.
Monday, January 21, 2019   

Viper 640 - Winter Series, Act 2 - Sarasota FL - final results

 Viper 640 - Winter Series, Act 2 - Sarasota  FL - final results Over the past weekend, 27 boats were present at the second event of the 2018-19 Viper 640 Winter Series in Sarasota, FL. The fresh breeze allowed to complete seven races on Saturday, but on Sunday, the wind was too strong to add more races.
Marcus Eagan finished first overall 6 points ahead of Zeke Horowitz and Peter Beardsley another 12 points back.
The results
Monday, January 21, 2019   

J/70, Melges 24, Flying Tigers - 2019 Bacardi Invitational Winter Series - Miami FL - final results

 J/70, Melges 24, Flying Tigers - 2019 Bacardi Invitational Winter Series - Miami FL - final results Three races were completed at the 2019 Bacardi Invitational Winter Series, second Act of the 3-stage inagural competition, on Biscayne Bay / Miami FL over the past weekend. 47 Melges 24s, J70s, and Flying Tigers sailed three races on day one in 10-12 knots and sunny skies, but a winter storm passing on day two changed the scene to cloudy and cold nevertheless allowing to add another two heat in a 15-18kn WSW breeze.
Final winners were the teams of Joel Ronning in the J/70s, Bruce Ayeres in the Melges 24 and Nigel Brownett in the Flying Tiger 7.5.
The ranking lists and the event website.
Monday, January 21, 2019   

Ice-Sailing - DN European Championship 2019 - Hungary - Change of location, now it is Poland !

 Ice-Sailing - DN European Championship 2019 - Hungary - Change of location, now it is Poland ! The island Saaremaa in Estonia, announced last Saturday as DN European Championship venue, was hit by a snow storm on the same day, and with the ice now covered with snow, another location had to be selected. The Europeans will start tomorrow on the Śniardwy Lake in Poland.
The news.
 
Top News – Sunday, January 20, 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019   

J/70, Melges 20 - Winter Series - Monaco MON - Day 2

Apparently, the wind was not good enough for more races in Monaco yesterday, as the ranking lists are unchanged this morning and news are missing.
After four races, Jean-Luc Leveque SUI is first in the J/70s one point ahead of Jonas Dromberg FIN. Florian Geissbühler SUI follows another point back on rank 3.
In the Melges 20, Maria Kaverzina RUS and her team are on top.
The event website with the results.
 
Top News – Saturday, January 19, 2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019   

J/70, Melges 20 - Winter Series, Act 3 - Monaco MON - Day 1

 J/70, Melges 20 - Winter Series, Act 3 - Monaco MON - Day 1 The 3rd Act of the Monaco Winter Series began yesterday with 4 races per class.
In the J/70s, Jean-Luc Leveque SUI and his team have taken the lead closely followed by Jonas Dromberg FIN one point behind on 2nd and Florian Geissbühler SUI another point back on 3rd among the 37 teams.
In the Melges 20, Maria Kaverzina RUS and her team are first.
The event website with all ranking lists and photos.
Saturday, January 19, 2019   

Etchells - Australian National Championship 2019 - Brisbane AUS - Final results

 Etchells - Australian National Championship 2019 - Brisbane AUS - Final results This morning UTC, the Australian National Etchells Championship was concluded in Brisbane with the final race with some sailing celebrities on the first overall positions.
The former 18-footer king and Starboat Olympian Iain Murray AUS won the title with Colin Beashel AUS,, Starboat World Champion and Olympic medalist, as crew. Behind Matthew Chew AUS on 2nd finished Martin Hill AUS with the 470 Olympic Champion Matthew Belcher as crew on 3rd.
The ranking list and the final report.
 
Top News – Friday, January 18, 2019
Friday, January 18, 2019   (Image © Chris Schmid)

Around the World Record - Trophée Jules Verne - Day 2 - 'Spindrift' well underway

 Around the World Record - Trophée Jules Verne - Day 2 - 'Spindrift' well underway After a fulminant start in best sailing conditions, the Maxi-Trimaran 'Spindrift' racing South entered a zone with less wind at the Madeira latitude and was somewhat decelerated. However, having crossed 1290nm in 40 hours, Yann Guichard FRA and his team still have a 98nm advantage on the previous record.
The race tracker and the spindrift website.
Friday, January 18, 2019   

Regatta Weekend - the 2019 will be kicked-off really !

 Regatta Weekend - the 2019 will be kicked-off really ! After a rather quiet week, the 2019 season will really be kicked-off over the past weekend. In Florida USA, several Olympic classes will held US National Championships with numerous international competitiors seizing this opportunity to prepare for the forthcoming Miami Olympic Sailing Worldcup. The Sportboats will sail the Monaco Winter Series. The traditional Ski-Yachting of Antibes will be held as well as the first act of the 2019 Laser Euro-Masters. To be followed also on early Sunday morning on this website is the next race of the 18-Footer Championship on Sydney Harbour.
We shall as always keep you informed daily on all those events.
Friday, January 18, 2019   

The Golden Globe Race - Les Sables d'Olonne - Day 201 - Duel on the home stretch !

 The Golden Globe Race - Les Sables d'Olonne - Day 201 - Duel on the home stretch ! 18 Solo-Skippers departed on July 18, 2018 to the 50-Year-Jubilee Golden Globe Race, commemorating the first solo round-the-world race of 1968. Sailing on yachts as built 50 years ago with limited communication facilities, this is still a rather risky undertaking. Only 6 of the original starters are still in the race with the leader now 1'700nm from the finish line. The outcome has become very open as the dominating leader with an up to 2000nm advantage, Jean-Luc Van den Heede FRA, is being challenged by Mark Slats NED now only 50nm back. Van den Heede damaged the rig of his yacht in the South Pacific and has been sailing at reduced power since.
The report.
 
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