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Top News – Sunday, August 28, 2016
Sunday, August 28, 2016   

Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Final results

 Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Final results The superior Eric Monnin SUI with his French team had everything under control on the last day of the Platu-25 World Championship in Brunnen SUI, again with best Lake Uri thermal breeze conditions, winning the title with an 18 points' advantage ahead of Matthias Bermejo SUI. The Italian duel for Bronze went in favor of Tommaso De Bellis ITA with a first place in the final race. The defending champion Francesco Lanera ITA missed the podium by one points.
The ranking list and the final report.
Sunday, August 28, 2016   

Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 3, Freides USA extends lead

 Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 3, Freides USA extends lead Only one race was completed yesterday at the Melges-20 Worlds in Scarlino ITA. In a very light breeze, the winner was Alexander Novoselov RUS. Drew Freides USA and his team on rank 3 were the only ones of the top-10 teams with a one-digit finish, extending the lead on Michael Illbruck GER on 4 points. New on rank 3 is Achille Onorato ITA.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Sunday, August 28, 2016   

J/70 - Sailing Champions League 2016 - Act 1 - St.Petersburg RUS - Day 2

 J/70 - Sailing Champions League 2016 - Act 1 - St.Petersburg RUS - Day 2 Perfect sailing conditions on the second day of the Sailing Champions' League in St.Petersburg RUS with a 20 kn wind and sun. The Norddeutsche RV with Tobias Schadewaldt GER defended the first place with two race wins closely followed by the Berliner YC with Max Mölle GER. The SN Genève - yesterday excellent as well with the ranks 2/1/1/1 - follows on rank 3. On 4th, loosing a few points, is the RC Bodensee of Julian Flessati SUI.
The result board und the daily news.
Sunday, August 28, 2016   

Classes ACVL - Translémanique en Solitaire - SN Genève - Win for Alain Gautier FRA

 Classes ACVL - Translémanique en Solitaire - SN Genève - Win for Alain Gautier FRA In a varying race in an up to 20 kn wind, the former Vendée-Globe winner Alain Gautier FRA finished first of the Solo Translémanique on a Psaros 33 after 13 hrs 14 minutes. François Bopp SUI on a Psaros 40 and Lucien Cujean SUI on a Luthy F10 followed on the ranks 2 and 3. Alan Roura SUI, the only Swiss entry to the Vendée Globe in two months, was 4th. 115 SolovSkippers participated, 80 have finished up to now (7 a.m. CET).
The ranking list, the report and the event website.
 
Top News – Saturday, August 27, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016   

Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 4

 Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 4 Best thermal breeze conditions prevailed on Lake Uri also yesterday and another three races have been completed. Eric Monnin SUI won again two heats and is now before the last races today 13 points ahead (and the ranks 4 and 5 as discards). The title will therefore most likely be his. The third race win of the day went to Matthias Bermejo SUI who moved up on rank 2. Tommaso De Bellis ITA on the third position is 3 points behind, and also Francesca Lanera ITA on rank 4 can still aim for a Medal.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Saturday, August 27, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Final results

 5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Final results The 5.5 mIJ World Championship in Copenhagen ended yesterday with a last race sailed again in good conditions. Kristian Nergaard/Johan Barne/Trond Solisaether NOR finished 2nd and defended herewith their World Champion's title successfully. Bo Selko DEN, 6 points back, grasped the Silver Medal, the day's winner Gavin McKinney BAH advanced on rank 3. Jürg Menzi/Dino Fumasoli/Christof Wilke SUI on rank 5 missed Bronze only by 2 points.
The final rankings and the report of Christoph Burger SUI, loosing the podium's place dropping on 6th overall as crew of Mark Holowesko BAH.
Saturday, August 27, 2016   (Image © Andrey Sheremetev)

Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 2

 Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 2 Light and variable winds prevailed on the second day of the Melges 20 World Championship in Scarlino ITA, but enough to complete two races. With the ranks 4 and 2, Drew Freides USA (tactics Morgan Reeser USA) has taken the lead one point ahead of Michael Illbruck GER. Liam Kilroy USA (Steve Hunt USA) on 3rd is already 24 points behind.
The ranking list and the daily news.
 
Top News – Friday, August 26, 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016   

Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 1

 Melges 20 - World Championship 2016 - Scarlino ITA - Day 1 Sun and a 10-14 kn breeze made the first day of the Melges 20 World Championship at the Tuscany Coast a success, allowing to complete three good races. Michael Illbruck GER (with John Kostecki USA as tactician) won two and took the overall lead, 4 points ahead of Drew Freides USA (Morgan Reeser USA) on 2nd and Achille Onorato ITA (Cameron Appleton NZL) on 3rd.
The results and the daily news.
Friday, August 26, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 4

The 5.5 m Worlds continued yesterday with two races sailed in moderate winds. The defending champion and interim's leader Kristian Nergaard NOR had not his best day and the outcome of the Championship is again fully open. The best of the day Bo Selko DEN and his team advanced on rank 2, only 4 points behind Nergaard. Henrik Lundberg FIN is new on rank 3. Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI - here his report) is only one point behind with good chances on a Medal as well. Jürg Menzi SUI winning a race yesterday reducing the gap on rank 3 to 4 points can also still hope for a place on the podium.
The results.
 
Top News – Thursday, August 25, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016   

Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 2

 Platu 25 - World Championship 2016 - RV Brunnen SUI - Day 2 Due to the very hot weather yesterday - and today should be the same - the thermal breeze filled in only in the afternoon around 15h CET, but it stayed on longer and nevertheless, two races could be completed.
Eric Monnin SUI defended the overall lead with the day ranks 1 and 4. As a number of protests have not been deliberated yet, Race Management decided to not post a preliminary ranking list. It should follow during the morning on the event website.
The event facebook page.
Thursday, August 25, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Kopenhagen DEN - Day 3

 5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Kopenhagen DEN - Day 3 The 5.5 m World Championship continued yesterday in a moderate 5-10 kn breeze.
Kristian Nergaard NOR defended his lead with the day ranks 2 and 5 and is now on top of the rankings with an 11 points' advantage on Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI). See Chris' short report). With a race win, Arend-Jan Pasman NED moved up on rank 3. Jürg Menzi SUI as best of the Swiss delegation had his best day and is now on rank 6 overall.
The results.
Thursday, August 25, 2016   

IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 4

 IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 4 The light winds are dominating on the Mediterranean Sea. After four race days, only 22 teams have reached Monte Carlo. We informed yesterday on the victory of 'Rambler'. Here the ranking list. 35 teams are still underway and the backmarkers will probably arrive in about 3 days only.
The race viewer and the daily news.
 
Top News – Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016   

5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 2

 5.5m - World Championship 2016 - Copenhagen DEN - Day 2 Variable light winds challenged the teams at the 5.5 m Worlds in Copenhagen, and some of the favorites had some bad races. With the day ranks 3 and 5, the defending Champion Kristian Nergaard NOR extended his lead. The second-ranked Hans-Peter Schmid SUI - yesterday with a race win - is already 7 points behind. The second race win of the day went to Mark Holowesko BAH (with Christoph Burger SUI), advancing on rank 3 tied with Philipp Dürr SUI on 4th at equal points. The results and the facebook short report of Christoph Burger SUI.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016   

IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 3, Line honors for Rambler USA

 IRC - Palermo-Monte Carlo - Day 3, Line honors for Rambler USA Yesterday evening around 22h CET, 'Rambler' of George David USA with Brad Butterworth NZL took the line honours at Monaco. The mostly ligh winds - only in the Bonifacio Strait, the breeze was up to 25 kn - did not allow a new record time. 'Wild Joe' of Martin Josza HUN on rank 2 arrived with a 4 hours' backlog. The following teams have been 20 miles before the finish line this morning at press deadline. auf Rang 2.
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