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Top News – Thursday, April 27, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017   (Image © Pedro Martinez)

Olympic Worldcup 2017 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 2

 Olympic Worldcup 2017 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 2 A 10-15 kn wind prevailed on the second day of the Hyères Worldcup, similar in strength as on the opening day, but from a different direction. The westerly breeze from the shore created challenging conditions.
In the 470 men, the leading teams Mantis/Kagialis GRE and 2 points behind Belcher/Ryan AUS extended their overall leads with the day ranks 1 and 3 in their groups. Fock/Dackhammar SWE and Xammar/Rodriguez ESP follow at equal points on rank 3. With two race wins, Afrodite Zegers/Aneloes Van Veen NED replaced Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI on top of the 470 women rankings. Silvia Mas-Depares/Patricia Cantero ESP follow at equal points on rank 3.
Three teams lead at equal points in the 49er rankings: Fletcher/Bithell GBR, Lange/Lange ARG and Botin/Lopez ESP dominate the fleet. In the 49ersFX, the Olympic Champions Grael/Kunze BRA have now a 6 points' lead.
Ben Cornish GBR and Nicholas Heiner NED are on top of the Finns with the same number of points. Alican Kaynar TUR advanced on rank 3. Here the news of the Finn class. Moana Vaireaux/Manon Audinet FRA are first in the Nacra 17 5 points ahead of Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP.
Best of the day in the RS:X men windsurfers was again Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI with the ranks 1 and 3 and leads overall with one point ahead of Shahar Zubari ISR. In the RS:X women windsurfers, Noga Geller ISR remains on top, but Zofia Noceti-Kleopacka POL has reduced the backlog on one point.
The Laser news follow below.

The results of the best North Americans by nation:
470 men: Rogers/Parkin USA 17th
470 women: -
49er: -
49erFX: -
Finn: Tom Ramshaw CAN 7th
Formula Kite: Daniela Moroz USA 14th (best woman), Catherine Dufour CAN 19th
Laser Standard: Charlie Buckingham USA 9th, Robert Davies CAN 42nd
Laser Radial: Haddon Hughes USA 38th, Coraile Vittecoq CAN 54th
Nacra 17: -
RS:X men: Juan Bosco Varela Barba MEX 31st
RS:X women: Demita Vega De Lille MEX 12th

All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Racing can be followed live via GPS tracking beginning at 10h UTC.
Thursday, April 27, 2017   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2017 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 2

 Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2017 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 2 The Hyères Worldcup continued yesterday in a decreasing 12 kn wind, and the Lasers Standard, the last class on the water, could only complete one race, while the Radials sailed the scheduled two heats.
No change on top of the Lasers Standard inspite of a 15th race rank of Pavlos Kontides CYP. 3 polnts behind follows Nick Thompson GBR. With a 2nd race rank, Francesco Marrai ITA moved up on the 3rd place. Charlie Buckingham USA moved up on the 9th place, Robert Davies CAN is down on 42nd.
In the Lasers Radial, Tuula Tenkanen FIN has taken the first place overall thanks to a race win. Evi Van Acker BEL on the 2nd position follows 2 points back. Viktorija Andrulyte LTU and Maria Erdi HUN jointly hold the 3rd place. Haddon Hughes USA is 38th, Coraile Vittecoq CAN 54th.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
The races can be followed live via GPS tracking beginning at 10 a.m. UTC.
Thursday, April 27, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - Solo Maître Coq - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 3

 Bénéteau Figaro - Solo Maître Coq - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 3 Layday yesterday in Les Sables d'Olonne FRA after two days with short races. Today Wednesday, the start to the two days' 350 miles long-distance race will be given. First after the three short races sailed so far is Pierre Quiroga FRA ahead of Anthony Marchand FRA.
The ranking list and the daily news. The race can be followed on the race tracker beginning at 11h UTC.
 
Top News – Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017   

Olympic Worldcup 2017 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 1

 Olympic Worldcup 2017 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 1 Moderate winds around 10 kn prevailed yesterday on Hyères Bay during the first races of the second 2017 Worldcup event, and the light-wind specialists had their day.
Mantis/Kagialis GRE lead in the 470 men one point ahead of Xammar/Rodriguez ESP. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI are first in the 470 women 3 points in front of Silvia Mas-Depares/Patricia Cantero ESP.
The skiffs sailed 3 races. Leaders in the 49ers are Klaus and Iago Lange ARG, and in the 49ersFX, the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA are on top.
The Finn leader is Ben Cornish GBR ahead of Nicolas Heiner NED and Tom Ramshaw CAN. The best Nacra 17 team are Moana Vaireaux/Manon AudinetFRA ahead of Lin Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN.
A Swiss lead also in the RS:X men windsurfers where Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI won 2 of the 3 races. Two race wins also for Noga Geller ISR on the first place of the RS:X women windsurfers.
The Laser results follow below.

The results of the best North Americans by nation:
470 men: Rogers/Parkin USA 9th
470 women: -
49er: -
49erFX: -
Finn: Tom Ramshaw CAN 3rd
Formula Kite: Daniela Moroz USA 11th (best woman), Catherine Dufour CAN 19th
Laser Standard: Charlie Buckingham USA 16th, Robert Davies CAN 34th
Laser Radial: Haddon Hughes USA 36th, Coraile Vittecoq CAN 52nd
Nacra 17: -
RS:X men: Juan Bosco Varela Barba MEX 33rd
RS:X women: Demita Vega De Lille MEX 21st

All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017   

Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2017 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 1, Buckingham USA 16th

 Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2017 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 1, Buckingham USA 16th Sun and moderate winds prevailed on Hyères Bay yesterday during the first races of the 2017 Worldcup event, and both Laser fleets completed two races each.
Pavlos Kontides CYP won both heats in the Lasers Standard and is on rank 1 ahead of Nick Thompson GBR and the Olympic Champions Tom Burton AUS. Charlie Buckingham USA is 16th, Robert Davies CAN 34th among the 60 starters.
In the Lasers Radial, the clear leader is Evi Van Acker BEL with the day ranks 1 and 3, followed by Viktorija Andrulyte LTU and Maria Erdi HUN. The favorite Marit Bouwmeester NED is down in the rankings as a 2nd race ranks has been followed by an abandoned race. Haddon Hughes USA is 36th, Coraile Vittecoq CAN 50th among the 52 starters.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - Solo Maître Coq - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 2

 Bénéteau Figaro - Solo Maître Coq - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 2 An overcast sky and fresh winds of up to 30 kn in the gusts prevailed on the second day of the Solo Maitre Coq, and a coastal race was completed won by Adrien Hardy FRA. Overall leader remains Pierre Quiroga FRA with Jérémy Beyou FRA and Anthony Marchand FRA on rank 2 at equal points.
The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
 
Top News – Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017   

Olympic Worldcup 2017 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Start today

 Olympic Worldcup 2017 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Start today Light winds will probably prevail today on Hyères Bay for the first races of the second Olympic Classes Worldcup event of the year. 536 participants from 51 nations are on the entry lists, among them many Olympic medalists, but also - as always in a post-Olympic year - many new faces and new-composed teams.
All races can be followed live via GPS tracking. The official preview.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017   

Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2017 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA

 Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2017 - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA The second Act of the 2017 Olympic Classes Worldcup begins today in Hyères FRA. For the first time since the Rio 2016 Olympics, the Laser Standard medalists Tom Burton AUS, Tonci Stipanovic CRO and Sam Meech NZL will race together. In the Lasers Radial, the Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED will start as favorite. Here the entry lists.
Racing can be followed live via GPS tracking. Light winds will prevail today and tomorrow, but on Thursday, an up to 30 kn Mistral has been forecast.
The wind predictions and the official preview.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - Solo Maître Coq - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 1

 Bénéteau Figaro - Solo Maître Coq - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 1 Yesterday, the single-hander class Bénéteau Figaro started to the 'Solo Maître Coq' regatta in Les Sables d'Olonne FRA with two short races. Four short coastal races are on the program till Thursday, when the start to the two-days' long-distance race will be given.
Light winds prevailed yesterday during the short races with Nicolas Lunven FRA and Pierre Quiroga FRA as race winners. Pierre Quiroga FRA is the first interim's leader ahead of Nicolas Lunven FRA and the Vendée-Globe veterans Jérémy Beyou FRA and Yann Eliès FRA. 40 participants. The ranking list, the daily news and the video of the day.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017   

Mini 650 - Pornichet Select - Pornichet FRA - Day 2

 Mini 650 - Pornichet Select - Pornichet FRA - Day 2 We reported yesterday on the victory overall and in the Protos Minis of Ian Lipinski POL arriving in Pornichet FRA at 2 hrs on Monday morning. In the mean-time, the complete fleet crossed the finish line. Valentin Gautier SUI (see video) finishing 7th overall was the winner in the Series Minis.
The Protos rankings, the overall ranking list and the event facebook page.
 
Top News – Monday, April 24, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017   (Image © Andrea Carloni)

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Act 1 - Portoroz SLO - Final results, Davenport USA 29th

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Act 1 - Portoroz SLO - Final results, Davenport USA 29th The final day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Portoroz SLO - Act 1 of 7 Acts schedulded for 2017 - was the windiest one of the competition with a 12-15 kn breeze. 3 races were again completed and with another race win, Andrea Racchelli ITA confirmed his superiority and finished as overall winner with an advantage of 20 points on the second-ranked Bo Pedersen DEN. Robert Bakoczy HUN followed on 3rd at equal points with the 2nd. Franck Davenport USA finished on rank 29 among the 33 teams from 15 nations.
The final rankings, the news and the event facebook page with the video of the day.
Monday, April 24, 2017   

Mini 650 - Pornichet Select - Pornichet FRA - Day 2

 Mini 650 - Pornichet Select - Pornichet FRA - Day 2 Early this morning, Ian Lipinski POL crossed the finish line of the Pornichet Select Regatta as winner, 2:30 hrs ahead of Quentin Vlamynk FRA. 20 Protos are still in the race and most of them will arrive later this morning. First in the Series Minis is Thomas Dolan IRL with 24 miles to go this morning. Pierre Chedeville FRA on rank 2 was one mile behind.
The race tracker and the event facebook page.
Monday, April 24, 2017   (Image © Foto Heine)

J/70 - Battle - Lindau GER - Final results

 J/70 - Battle - Lindau GER - Final results While 12 Swiss Club J/70 teams sailed the first Act of the 2017 Swiss Swiss Super League Championship in Locarno, the J/70-Battle in Lindau GER attracted 30 teams from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 7 races in total were completed on Lake Constance in light winds. Veit Hemmeter GER and his team were the winners ahead of Max Rieger GER and Markus Brennecke GER (with Markus Wieser GER).
The ranking lists and the news.
Monday, April 24, 2017   

J/70 - Swiss Sailing League - Act 1 - YC Locarno - Final results

 J/70 - Swiss Sailing League - Act 1 - YC Locarno - Final results The favorable sailing conditions on Lago Maggiore with a 12 kn thermal breeze persisted also on the last day of Round 1 of the Swiss Super Sailing League Championship in Locarno SUI, and for more flights were held. The overall rankings did not change and SV Kreuzlingen with Tom Rüegge SVK are the winners ahead of RC Oberhofen with Stefan Seger RCO and CV Neuchâtel with Jean-François De Cerjeat CVN.
The ranking list and the news.
 
Top News – Sunday, April 23, 2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017   

Laser 4.7 - European Championship 2017 - Murcia ESP - Final results

 Laser 4.7 - European Championship 2017 - Murcia ESP - Final results The Laser 4.7 European Championship 2017 in Murcia ESP was concluded yesterday with two races.
Frederica Catarozzi ITA remained a class of her own in the Girls winning the title with a 17 points' advantage on Ana Moncada ESP moving up on rank 2 in the last races. Shai Kakon ISR as 3rd grasped the U16 title.
Ranks one and two for Turkey in the Boys with Yigit Yalcin TUR and Yilkan Timursah TUR. As best of the day, Roberto Bermudez de Castro ESP advanced on rank 3 on the last day.
All ranking lists, the event website and the video of the last day.
Sunday, April 23, 2017   

420 - Coupe Internationale de Méditerrannée et de l'Amitié - Les Sablettes FRA - Final results

 420 - Coupe Internationale de Méditerrannée et de l'Amitié - Les Sablettes FRA - Final results The 420 CIMA in Les Sablettes FRA ended yesterday with two races sailed in moderate winds.
Enzo Balanger/Gaultier Tallieu FRA were again the best of the day with the ranks 3 and 4, finishing the competition as superior winners with a 17points' lead on Jules Devic/Tim Carpentier FRA. Philipp Royla/Kim Fernholz GER on 3rd just made the podium on the last day. Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA on rank 7 were the best Girls' team.
The ranking list, the event website and the event facebook page.
Sunday, April 23, 2017   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Portoroz SLO - Day 2

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2017 - Portoroz SLO - Day 2 A light up to 8 kn seabreeze filled in yesterday afternoon on Portoroz Bay allowing to complete four races. Andrea Rachelli ITA was again the day's best extending his overall lead on 17 points. New on rank 2 is Boje Pedersen DEN in his comeback after a longer absence from the Melges 24, this time with a strong team including the matchracer Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN. Akos Csolto HUN remains 3rd.
The ranking list, the daily news and the video of the day.
 
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