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Top News – Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 107, Wilson USA to arrive as 13th

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 107, Wilson USA to arrive as 13th Alan Roura SUI, the youngest Vendée Globe participant of all times (age 24 in a few days), crossed the finish line yesterday morning on rank 12. The Swiss was very happy about his achievement and announced upon arrival his intention to prepare for the Vendée 2020. This afternoon, Rich Wilson USA, the eldest skipper, age 66, 73 nm from Les Sables this morning, will terminate the race. Conrad Coleman NZL is still tediously sailing upwind with his jury rig at speeds around 3 to 4 kn, hoping to touch westerly winds soon taking him to Les Sables in about 5 days. More and more difficult is the situation for the backmarker Sébastien Destremau FRA: He will probably be hit by a storm front with winds of up to 70 kn and he is also short of food for one week.
The race tracker, the daily news and the videos of the arrival of Alan Roura SUI.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017   

Ice-Sailing - DN European Championship 2017 - Balatonfüred HUN - Day 1, Thieler USA 11th

 Ice-Sailing - DN European Championship 2017 - Balatonfüred HUN - Day 1, Thieler USA 11th The DN European Championship on the Balaton began yesterday with three races for the Gold- and Silverfleets and two races for the Bronzefleet.
With the day ranks 2/1/1 is the Worldchampion and former America's Cup helmsman Karol Jablonski POL already clearly ahead, confirming his role as favorite. Michal Burczynski POL and Lukas Zakrzewski POL are the first challengers. A successful first day had also James Thieler USA on the excellent 11th interim's rank..
The ranking lists and the event website.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017   

Farr 30 - Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 7

The finish of leg 3 of the Arabia Tour was close yesterday, but again, the winner was 'EFG Bank Monaco' with Mathieu Richard FRA, extending their overall lead. 'El Moudj Muscat' with Christian Ponthieu FRA followed on the 2nd place and holds also rank 2 overall.
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Top News – Monday, February 20, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 106, Wilson USA now 13th

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 106, Wilson USA now 13th Alan Roura SUI was only a few miles from the finish of the Vendée Globe this morning and he will be expected in Les Sables d'Olonne by 9h CET as 12th. To conclude the race - as the youngest skipper - after 106 day on a 16-year-old Open 60 (the former Super-Bigou of Bernard Stamm SUI, who never saw the arrival with this boat) is a remarkable performance and the best among the old-generation Open60s. His report.
As next, Rich Wilson USA - the eldest participant - will reach the finish on Wednesday. He passed Conrad Colman NZL/USA sailing slowly upwind under jury rig during the past 24 hours. Read Colman's impressive report with photo in Scuttlebutt. As 18th and last, Sébastien Destremau FRA crossed the Equator yesterday. He will be underway for another two weeks.
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Monday, February 20, 2017   (Image © Alfred Farre)

Optimist - Trofeu Vila de Palamos - Palamos ESP - Final results with USA participants

 Optimist - Trofeu Vila de Palamos - Palamos ESP - Final results with USA participants The Trofeu Palamos was concluded yesterday in good sailing conditions with 3 races in all groups.
Alberto Morales ESP defended his first place winning overall 1 point ahead of the tied Baltasar Nacho ESP and William Risselin BEL with the same number of points. Another 2 points behind followed a trio at equal points with the best girl Maria Perello ESP, Maxime Thommen SUI and Marina Garau ESP. Cort Snyder USA on rank 35 was the best USA helmsman. Sara Schumann USA on 68th, Parker Tyson USA 76th and Guthrie Braun USA 80th finished also in the top-100.
The results, the news and the videos.
Monday, February 20, 2017   

Ice-Sailing - DN European Championship 2017 - Balatonfüred HUN - first races today with USA starters

 Ice-Sailing - DN European Championship 2017 - Balatonfüred HUN - first races today with USA starters Today begins the DN European Championship on Lake Balaton HUN covered with perfect black ice. The 118 participants are registered in an A- and B-fleet. The 12 best of the B-fleet will be promoted to the A-fleet for the Championship. Favorites in the A-fleet are undoubtedly Karol Jablonski POL or Michal Burzynski POL. Chris Berger USA and James Thieler USA will sail in the A-fleet, Eben Whitcomb USA in the B-fleet. The entry lists and the event website.
Monday, February 20, 2017   

Farr 30 - Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 6

 Farr 30 - Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 6 The 8 boats' Farr 30 fleet was still underway this morning in light and unconstant winds with 30 nm to go to Abu Dhabi. And again, the two favorites 'EFG Bank Monaco' with Mathieu Richard FRA and 'Al Moudj Muscat' with Christian Ponthieu FRA separated by one mile only are in the lead.
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Top News – Sunday, February 19, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 105, Wilson USA still 14th

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 105, Wilson USA still 14th Next after Fabrice Amedeo FRA arriving as 11th yesterday morning in Les Sables d'Olonne, it will be Alan Roura SUI to finish his first Vendée Globe. 170 nm were left this morning with Roura decelerated in a lull zone. His arrival will therefore be delayed on Monday morning. Rich Wilson USA is still on the 14th position roughly 125 nm behind Conrad Coleman NZL/USA this morning, but sailing more than twice as fast, he might well overtake the handicapped Coleman in the 550 nm left to Les Sables.
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Sunday, February 19, 2017   (Image © Alfred Farre)

Optimist - Trofeu Vila de Palamos - Palamos ESP - Day 2 with USA and BER participants

 Optimist - Trofeu Vila de Palamos - Palamos ESP - Day 2 with USA and BER participants No wind in Palamos ESP yesterday and the 583 participants spent the day playing football and other games ashore. Leader after the three races of the opening day is Alberto Morales ESP one point ahead of Maria Perello ESP. Paul Clodi AUT is 3rd, Maxime Thommen SUI 4th. The ranking list, the daily news and the video of day 1.
Sunday, February 19, 2017   (Image © Jehan Lérin)

Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Hyères FRA - Day 1

 Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Hyères FRA - Day 1 Yesterday, the first Act of the Laser French Mediterranean Championship 2017 began in Hyères FRA in a fresh Eastwind around 18 kn. All three classes completed 2 races each.
Félix Baudet SUI has taken the interim's lead in the Lasers 4.7 with two race wins. Tom Lepiece FRA is 2nd, Theo Peyre FRA and Leonardo Finazzi SUI follow on rank 3 at equal points. On the 5th place is Rosine Baudet SUI as best girl among the 34 participants. In the Lasers Standard, the French Olympian Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA is on top with two bullets. Loic Queyroux FRA and Etienne Le Pen FRA are the first chasers among the 26 participants from 2 nations. The largest fleet with 86 starters are once more the Lasers Radial with the women dominating the races. Mathilde de Kerangat FRA leads ahead of Marie Barrué and Pernelle Michon FRA.
All ranking lists.
Sunday, February 19, 2017   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)

Ice-Sailing - DN European Championship 2017 - Balatonfüred HUN - Start today with 3 USA racers

 Ice-Sailing - DN European Championship 2017 - Balatonfüred HUN - Start today with 3 USA racers Searching for ice all over Europe, the German organisers of the DN European Championship 2017 choose the Hungarian Balaton as venue, .... 20 cm black ice .... perfect conditions for the DN sleds. Today, the first races will be started for the 147 participants from 16 nations, among them the favorites World Champion Karol Jablonski POL and Michal Burczynski POL. Three USA starters are on the entry list.
The event website.
 
Top News – Saturday, February 18, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017   (Image © Alfred Farre)

Optimist - Trofeu Vila de Palamos - Palamos ESP - Day 1, with USA and BER participants

 Optimist - Trofeu Vila de Palamos - Palamos ESP - Day 1, with USA and BER participants With 536 Optimists from 23 nations and 3 continents, including 16 USA and 2 Bermuda participants, the Optimist Palamos Trophy has once again a top attendance. Yesterday, all 5 Groups sailed the scheduled 3 races each in sun and moderate 8 to 11 kn winds. The first overall leader is Alberto Morales ESP (ranks 2/2/2), one point ahead of Maria Perello ESP, first girl and first in the U12 rankings. Another 2 points behind are Paul Clodi AUT and Maxime Thommen SUI at equal points on rank 3. Best USA helmsman is Stephen Momeier USA on the 24th place.
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Saturday, February 18, 2017   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 104, Wilson USA 14th

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 104, Wilson USA 14th Busy days in Les Sables d'Olonne ! After Arnaud Boissières FRA finishing his third Vendée Globe yesterday morning on the 10th place (read news), Fabrice Amedeo FRA was only 30 nm from the arrival at press deadline this morning. On rank 12 will follow Alan Roura SUI now 290 nm away tomorrow Sunday by midnight. Rich Wilson USA still ranked as 14th with roughly 850 nm left this morning is making good speed and will probably pass the handicapped Conrad Colman NZL early next week. Romain Attanasio FRA on rank 16 sailing on the Acores latitude had the visit of a dolphin family yesterday. The video.
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Saturday, February 18, 2017   

Farr 30 - Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 5

 Farr 30 - Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 5 Leg 2 of the Sailing Arabia Regatta, sailed in very light winds, was concluded yesterday with the favorites 'EFG Bank Monaco' of Mathieu Richard FRA as winner ahead of the Osmani 'El Moud Muscat' with Christian Ponthieu FRA. The all-women 'DB Schenker' team sailing under German flag finished 5th and moved up on rank 6 overall. Today is lay day.
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Top News – Friday, February 17, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 103, Wilson USA 14th

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 103, Wilson USA 14th At press deadline (6h UTC), Arnaud Boissières FRA was about to cross the finish line as 10th, his third top-10 Vendée result in a row. Tomorrow Saturday, Fabrice Amedeo FRA will follow, the second rookie (Bizuth) to arrive in Les Sables d'Olonne FRA. Alan Roura SUI, who was making good mileage in the past 24 hours is expeced on Sunday as 12th. Rich Wilson USA is still on the 14th place, but he will most probably finish the race as 13th, as Conrad Coleman NZL/USA under jury rig is moving very slowly only.
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Friday, February 17, 2017   

Farr 30 - Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2017 - Sohar UAE - Day 3

 Farr 30 - Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2017 - Sohar UAE - Day 3 The 8 Farr 30 are still underway this morning UTC on the second leg of the Arabian Tour. The whole fleet completely stalled several times in the calms during the night. 25 nm were left this morning and the fleet is still closely together. Only 7 nm separate the leading 'Al Mouj Muscat' with Christian Ponthieu FRA and the backmarker 'Bienne Voile' with Lorenz Müller SUI.
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