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Top News – Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - new record for IDEC

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - new record for IDEC This Wednesday morning at 7h UTC, Francis Joyon FRA and his team on their 100-foot trimaran 'IDEC' have crossed the the finish line of the Hongkong to London Tea Route in the new record time of 31 days and 23 hours for the 13'000 mile course. The previous record of the 70-foot trimaran 'Maserati' of Giovanni Soldini ITA has been improved by almost five days. ----- The race tracker and the news.
 
Top News – Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 31 - On track to arrive by midnight

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 31 - On track to arrive by midnight Rough westwind conditions are prevailing on the Atlantic Ocean during the final approach to London. Nevertheless, the Maxi-Trimaran 'IDEC' continued to progress at high speeds covering 608nm in the last 24 hours, extending the lead on the record to 978nm. With 435nm left this morning UTC, Francis Joyon FRA and his team are on track to finish the record attempt around midnight today. ----- The race tracker and the daily news.
 
Top News – Monday, February 17, 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020   

Optimist - Vila de Palamos Trophy - Palamos ESP - Final results, no races, too much wind, 17 USA boats in the 565 fleet

 Optimist - Vila de Palamos Trophy - Palamos ESP - Final results, no races, too much wind, 17 USA boats in the 565 fleet Again no luck for the over 500 Optimist sailors at the Costa Brava ! After two windless days, a wind over 30kn kept the girls and boys ashore on the final day of the Palamos Trophy. The ranking list of day one with 3 race becomes therefore final. Carl Krause GER and Caspar Ilgenstein GER are on the top positions with Marc Mesquida ESP completing the podium on rank 3. Maayan Shemesh ISR, 7th overall, is the best girl. The two sailors among the 17 USA participants finishing in the top-100 of the huge 565 boat fleet are Fynn Olsen (MYC) on rank 47 and Pierce Olsen (MYC) as 83rd. ----- The ranking list, the news and the video of the final day.
Monday, February 17, 2020   

29er - Eurocup 2020 - Act 1 - El Balis ESP - Final results, Baker/Misseroni USA 2nd

 29er - Eurocup 2020 - Act 1 - El Balis ESP - Final results, Baker/Misseroni USA 2nd Yesterday, the first Act of the 2020 29er Europacup was concluded in El Balis ESP. 89 teams sailed 13 races in four days with the mixed-team Freya Black/Fin Armstrong GBR winning 8 races in their group and finishing clearly on rank one ahead of Stephan Baker/Marco Misseroni USA 2nd and Tanguy Le Goff/Youen Bertin FRA 3rd. ----- The results and the news.
Monday, February 17, 2020   

Various classes - 2020 NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg, FL, Day 3, Final results

 Various classes - 2020 NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg, FL, Day 3, Final results The first of five events of the 2020 NOOD Regatta Series has been concluded yesterday in St. Petersburg, FL. No change on top of the ranking lists after seven races of the 40 A-Cats, split half-and-half in foiling and classic multihull fleets, with Bruce Mahoney, La Porte, TX, dominating the foilers and OH Rodgers, Thonotosassa, FL, on top of the classics. Rank one in the 23 boat Lightning fleet went to David Starck, Amherst, NY, and his team. The winner among the 15 Melges 24 was Peter Duncan, Rye, NY, and first in the J/70s with 17 boats was David Jannett, Miami Beach, FL, with his team. ----- The ranking lists after 7 races of all 13 classes competing. ----- The next NOOD event will be in San Diego, CA, March 20 – 22, 2020.
Monday, February 17, 2020   

Finn - Semaine Internationale - Cannes FRA - Start today with 48 boats from 13 nations

 Finn - Semaine Internationale - Cannes FRA - Start today with 48 boats from 13 nations The traditional season opening of the Finn Class will be the Cannes International Regatta in the South of France. 48 participants from 13 nations (among them Japan) are on the entry list. Favorites are sailors actively racing in the Olympic circuit such as Milan Vujasinovic CRO or Fabien Pic FRA. ----- The event website.
Monday, February 17, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 30, ETA tomorrow night

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 30, ETA tomorrow night With 625nm in 24 hours and and average speed of 26kn (48 km/h), the Trimaran 'IDEC' is now finally again racing at optimum speeds. 1070nm to London were left this morning UTC and Francis Joyon FRA and his team are expected to cross the finish line is under the Queen-Elizabeth II-Bridge in downtown London in the night of Tuesday to Wednesday in a new record time. ----- The race tracker and the news.
 
Top News – Sunday, February 16, 2020
Sunday, February 16, 2020   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2020 - Sandringham AUS - Philipp Buhl GER World Champion, Charlie Buckingham USA clinches Olymipia ticket

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2020 - Sandringham AUS - Philipp Buhl GER World Champion, Charlie Buckingham USA clinches Olymipia ticket The final three windy races at the Laser Standard Worlds in Sandringham AUS this Sunday morning UTC made the difference in the US Trials in favor of Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach YC) over his team mate Chris Barnard (Newport Beach YC), ranks 33/38/18, who finished on the 30th place. Robert Davis CAN remained on rank 40.--------------- With three top-10 results on the final day, extending his overall lead on 12 points, Philipp Buhl GER is the superior 2020 Laser World Champion, the first Laser Worlds title for Germany in a class, dominated so far by AUS and GBR sailors. Matthew Wearn AUS follows on 2nd, Tonci Stipanovic CRO on 3rd. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA, in the top-2 ranks during the whole series, missed Bronze by 2 points. ----- The ranking list, the news and the event facebook page.
Sunday, February 16, 2020   

Optimist - Vila de Palamos Trophy - Palamos ESP - Day 3, no racing yesterday

 Optimist - Vila de Palamos Trophy - Palamos ESP - Day 3, no racing yesterday Only one group sailing a race on Friday, and yesterday nothing at all at the Palamos Optimist Trophy. The ranking list of Thursday with three races completed remains therefore unchanged. Carl Krause GER and Caspar Ilgenstein GER are on the top positions. Fynn Olsen (MYC) on rank 47 and Pierce Olsen (MYC) as 83rd are the best USA sailors among 565 participants. ----- Closing day today with the first starts scheduled early in the morning to benefit from the announced up to 20kn breeze. ----- The news and the ranking lists.
Sunday, February 16, 2020   

Various classes - 2020 NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg, FL, Day 2, season starter with 193 teams racing

 Various classes - 2020 NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg, FL, Day 2, season starter with 193 teams racing The first of five events of the 2020 NOOD Regatta Series has been underway in St. Petersburg, FL since Friday. 193 teams split in 17 One-design and PHRF fleets completed 5 races so far. Impressive the 40 A-Cats, split half-and-half in foiling and classic multihulls. Dominating leader in the foilings is Bruce Mahoney (La Porte, TX). Important fleets also in the Lightnings (23 boats) led by David Starck, Amherst, NY, the Melges 24 (15 boats) dominated by Peter Duncan, Rye, NY and the J/70 (17 boats) led by David Jannett, Miami Beach, FL. with their teams. ----- All ranking lists after 5 races. ----- The competition will be concluded today Sunday.
Sunday, February 16, 2020   (Image © Julius Aspman)

Ice-Sailing - DN European Championship 2020 - Orsasjön SWE - Final Day - No Racing

 Ice-Sailing - DN European Championship 2020 - Orsasjön SWE - Final Day - No Racing On the last day of the DN Ice Sailing European Championship on Lake Orsa SWE, the wind finally filled in after three windless days, but rising temperatures during the night damaged the ice and racing had to be cancelled. The 2020 Europeans were concluded without valid results. ----- The news and the official press release.
 
Top News – Saturday, February 15, 2020
Saturday, February 15, 2020   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - World Championship 2020 - Geelong AUS - Final results, Bronze Medal for Roble/Shea 49erFX

 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - World Championship 2020 - Geelong AUS - Final results, Bronze Medal for Roble/Shea 49erFX Bronze Medal and the Tokyo Olympic USA selection spot for Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea in the 49erFX ! Paris Henken/Anna Tobias opened the day with a bullet, but Roble/Shea came back strongly, rank 7 vs 12 of their opponents in the final fleetrace, and made everything clear winning the Medal Race. ----- In the Nacra-17, the excellent performance of Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis, ranks 8 and 2 on the last day, was not good enough to compensate for the big point lead of Sarah Newberry/David Liebenberg finishing 14th ahead of Gibbs/Weis on rank 17. However, confirmed by the US Sailing team update, the winners of the Olympic trials remain Gibbs/Weis. ----- In the 49ers, Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid on rank 14 remain the best US team clearly ahead of the other US skiffs on the ranks 20, 21, 25 and 26. USA is not qualified for Olympic representation, but is first in line to claim a forfeited spot from other countries. ----- The Final Result of all North Americans. ------------------- Hereafter the Final Overall Top Results after two fleetraces and the Medal Races of the 49ers, 49ersFX and Nacras-17 at the World Championship in Geelong AUS this morning UTC. ----- In the 49ers, Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL winning the two final fleetraces had an 18 point lead before the Medal Race and earned the Worlds title with a relaxed ride finishing the Medal Race as 4th. Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP moved one place up on rank 2. The winners of the Medal Race, Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER, clinched Bronze. Bad luck for the long-time leaders Bildstein/Hussl AUT, who - after a bad start to the Medal Race - even dropped from the podium finishing 4th overall. ----- In the 49erFX, the tied Charlotte Dobson/Sakia Tidey GBR and Tamara Echegoyen/Paula Barcelo ESP delivered a close battle that was decided just before heading for the final downwind in favour of Echegoyen/Barcelo ESP. Winning the Medal Race, Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA moved up on rank 3, grasping the USA Olympic selection over Paris Henken/Anna Tobias-Tunnicliffe USA. ----- In the Nacra 17, the clearly leading Nathan Outteridge/Haylee Outteridge AUS lost rank one after a collision during the start of the Medal Race. John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR won the last race and earned the title one point ahead of Outteridge/Outteridge AUS. Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS followed on rank 3. ----- The event website.
Saturday, February 15, 2020   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Worlds - the North Americans, Final Results

Final Results, February 15:


49ers,, 78 boats, 12 M races:

14th Andrew Mollerus/Iain McDiarmid USA (LYC)
20th Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson USA (San Diego Yacht Club)
21th Ian Barrows/Mitchell Kiss USA (YCYC)
25th Harry Melges/Finn Rowe USA (Buddy Melges Race Team)
26th Judge Ryan/Hans Henken USA (SDYC, CYC, StFYC, MBYC)
39th William Jones/Evan Depaul CAN (Royal Hamilton YC)
56th Alexander Heinzemann/Justin Barnes CAN (Royal Vancouver YC)
71st Ryan Wood/Andrew Wood CAN (Royal Vancouver YC)
73th Dylan Jones/Jonathan Kelly CAN (Royal Victoria YC)


49erFX, 44 boats, 11 M races:

3rd Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA (Lake Beulah YC/Chicago YC)
7th Paris Henken/Anna Tobias USA (San Diego YC)
18th Alexandra Ten Hove/Mariah Millen CAN (KYC)
38th Georgia Lewin-Lafrance/Antonia Lewin-Lafrance CAN (Royal Nova Scotia YS/Chester YC)


Nacra 17, 34 boats, 11 M races:

14th Sarah Newberry/David Liebenberg USA (Richmond YC)
17th Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis USA (StFYC/ABYC)
21st Ravi Parent/Caroline Atwood USA (Sarasota SS)


The latest US Sailing Team Report
Saturday, February 15, 2020   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2020 - Sandringham AUS - Day 5, Barnard clearly ahead of Buckingham

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2020 - Sandringham AUS - Day 5, Barnard clearly ahead of Buckingham Three races were completed this morning UTC after the unplanned layday yesterday with the fleet split in Gold, Silver and Bronze groups. ----- Philipp Buhl GER defended his first place, but Jean Baptiste Bernaz FRA reduced his backlog on 4 points. The Australian Olympic participant Matthew Wearn AUS follows on 3rd. ----- Chris Barnard USA on rank 24 has now a solid 23 point lead over Charlie Buckingham USA on 31st. Robert Davis CAN is on the 42nd place. ----- The ranking list, the news and the event facebook page.
Saturday, February 15, 2020   (Image © Alfred Farré)

Optimist - Vila de Palamos Trophy - Palamos ESP - Day 2, light winds, reduced program

 Optimist - Vila de Palamos Trophy - Palamos ESP - Day 2, light winds, reduced program Very light wind conditions in Palamos yesterday and only one of the five groups could complete a race. Again, the winner was Carl Krause GER who had already won all three races of the opening day. ----- In the overall rankings after day one, two of the 17 USA Optimists sailing were among the top-100 in the huge 581 boat fleet: Fynn Olsen (MYC) on rank 47 and Pierce Olsen (MYC) as 83rd. ----- Today, the qualification series races will continue. ----- The ranking list and the news.
Saturday, February 15, 2020   

Ice-Sailing - DN European Championship - Orsasjön SWE - Day 1, no wind, no racing

 Ice-Sailing - DN European Championship - Orsasjön SWE - Day 1, no wind, no racing Back to back with the DN Ice Sailing World Championship, the European title event was scheduled to begin yesterday, but the wind over Lake Orsa SWE was absent. Racing was postponed on today, Saturday, again with USA ice sailors at the start. ----- The Bericht und die event website.
Saturday, February 15, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 28, IDEC decelerated again

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 28, IDEC decelerated again Still fighting with the lulls this morning UTC, Francis Joyon FRA and his team were again slowed down in the zone between the trade winds and the westwind belt. However, the critical phase should come to an end this afternoon reaching the fresh westwinds for the final stretch to England. ----- The advantage on the record was down on 166nm this morning UTC. ----- The race tracker and the news.
 
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