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Top News – Friday, April 26, 2019
Friday, April 26, 2019   

Kite Boarding - Freestyle Worldcup - Mondial du Vent - Leucate FRA - Final results

Carlos Maria BRA dethroned the leading Maxim Chabloz SUI in a nail biting final with the last jump. After the Youth Worlds title last year, the young Swiss (age 18) has now become a solid top-rank contender in the Worldcup circuit. Not only on 'liquid' water but also on 'frozen stuff', Chabloz, Ski Freeride World Champion 2018, is on top (here a short video). On rank 3 followed Valentin Rodriguez COL.
In the women, Francesca Bagnoli ITA had the upper hand on the favorite Mikaili Sol BRA. Bronze went to Claudia Leon ESP.
Much wind (up to 40kn) and big breakers made the Freestyle Kitefoiling Worldcup in Leucate FRA spectacular.
The report (in French) scroll down and the video of the day.
Friday, April 26, 2019   

Laser - New name for Laser Class boat

 Laser -  New name for Laser Class boat the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) has announced that, beginning April 25, all new class-approved boats will be sold and raced under the “ILCA Dinghy” name. This change will have no impact on existing ILCA-authorized boats and equipment, which will be able to race alongside ILCA Dinghies in all class sanctioned events. --- Last month, ILCA terminated the longtime builder agreement with LaserPerformance (LP) Europe, covering 80% of the market (including North America), for breach of rules in the Laser Construction Manual to ensure identical nature of all Laser boats. ILCA is convinced, the that the remaining builders in Australia and Japan will be able to compensate until a new builder has been selected. --- The news.
Friday, April 26, 2019   

Olympic Classes - World Ranking Lists - 27th April 2019, a dozen NorAm teams well positioned

 Olympic Classes - World Ranking Lists - 27th April 2019, a dozen NorAm teams well positioned The World Sailing Ranking Lists have been updated after the Trofeo Princesa Sofia and the Genoa Worldcup event as well as the Congressional Cup. --- Ian Williams GBR has reclaimed rank 1 in the latest Matchracing Ranking List replacing Eric Monnin SUI on top. Harry Price (AUS) now in third. Chris Poole USA on the 13th place is the best North American. --- No change in the women where Pauline Courtois FRA consolidated her first position ahead of Trine Palludan DEN new on 2nd replacing Anne Oestling SWS now on 3rd. The 8th-ranked Nicole Breault USA is the best North American. --- The Fleetracing Ranking Lists have no previous rankings mentioned in most classes, and a World Sailing report ist missing as well. Nations rankings, presented formerly, are not available either. Therefore, we refrain from commenting on modifications right now. --- Interesting to see, that the top ranks in fleetracing are occupied by 9 different nations from 4 continents: GBR, FRA, ITA, NED(2) from Europe, CHN and JPN from Asia, NZL and AUS(2) from Oceania and BRA from South America. Contrary to most Olympic sports, sailing is truly global. --- The best-ranked North Americans are in the 470men Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA 5th, in the Lasers Standard Charlie Buckingham USA 12th, Chris Barnard USA 19th, in the Lasers Radial Paige Railey USA 4th, Erika Reineke USA 12th, Sarah Douglas CAN 15th, in the Finns Tom Ramshaw CAN 8th, Luke Muller USA 23rd, in the 49ersFX Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA 12th and in the Nacra-17 Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis USA 14th. --- All ranking lists.
 
Top News – Thursday, April 25, 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019   

Finn - Easter Regatta - Athens GRE - Final results, Paine USA 2nd, Muller USA 10th

 Finn - Easter Regatta - Athens GRE - Final results, Paine USA 2nd, Muller USA 10th Berecz Zsombor HUN ahead of Caleb Paine USA on 2nd and Piotr Kula POL on 3rd is the final outcome of the Athens Easter Regatta terminated yesterday with another two races. Luke Muller USA finished 10th. Most international top Finn sailors participated, but many considered it a test and training regatta in preparation of the Finn European Championship taking place at the same venue from May 10 to 18. The multiple Champions Giles Scott GBR and Ed Wright GBR e.g. finished only 2 of the 6 races. Nils Theuninck SUI, rank 3 after 4 races, did not compete yesterday and dropped on rank 9 among the 30 participants. --- The ranking list.
Thursday, April 25, 2019   

Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Mondial du Vent Leucate FRA - Day 5, finals today

 Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Mondial du Vent Leucate FRA - Day 5, finals today Perfect conditions prevailed yesterday at the Kiteboard Freestyle Worldcup event in Leucate with up to 25k wind and good breakers. Eight riders qualified for the Semi-Finals of today. In the women category, the four finalists are known already. Mikaili Sol BRA (age 14) is the favorite. The qualification tables and all details are available on the event website (in French). --- The competition will be transmitted live on www.sailing-news.us.
 
Top News – Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019   

Finn - Easter Regatta - Athen GRE - Day 2, Paine USA second behind Zsombor HUN

 Finn - Easter Regatta - Athen GRE - Day 2, Paine USA second behind Zsombor HUN Beresz Zsombor HUN is on the first interim's rank at the Finn Easter Regatta in Athens GRE 4 points ahead of Caleb Paine USAon 2nd, followed one point back by Nils Theuninck SUI on 3rd. Luke Muller USA is 12th among the 30 participants from 20 nations, a much higher quality fleet as the one at the Genoa Worldcup last week. Four races have been sailed so far in moderate winds in this tune-up regatta to the Finn European Championship to be held in early May. --- The ranking list.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019   

29er - Euro-Cup 2019 - Act 2 - Cavalaire FRA - Final results Giroud/Chauvin FRA winners among the 93 participants from 15 nations

 29er - Euro-Cup 2019 - Act 2 - Cavalaire FRA - Final results Giroud/Chauvin FRA winners among the 93 participants from 15 nations Aristide Girou/Noah Chauvin FRA, winners of both races in their group, were the overall first in the 29er Europacup Regatta in the South of France ahead of Mathias Berthet/Alexander Penty NOR and Ville Korhonen/ Edvard Bremer FIN. As always on Easter, the 29ers sailed the second Round of this annual circuit in Cavalaire FRA (between Hyères and St-Tropez). However, the strong Eastwind impacted the program and only 2 races could be completed in 4 days. 93 participants from 15 nations (including SIN and ISV) were present. --- The ranking list.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019   

Kiteboarding, Windsurfing - Mondial du Vent - Leucate FRA - Day 4, Kiteboarders and Windsurfers to start the competition

Yesterday, a 15kn breeze finally filled in to allow the first runs of the Leucate Foil Challenge for Kiteboarders and Windsurfers on the Etang de Leucate, a lagoon on the long sandy Mediterrean beaches. Benoit Gomez FRA and Mathilde Garandeau FRA finished first in the Kiters. In the Windsurf ranking, Tristan Algret FRA and Marion Mortefon FRA, drivers engaged in the PWA World Tour as well, are on the first positions. --- The news with race information, but no ranking list for the moment. As always in these spectacular events, the event facebook page contains numerous videos and photos.
 
Top News – Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019   

Kiteboarding, Windsurfing - Mondial du Vent - Leucate FRA - Kiters still waiting for wind

 Kiteboarding, Windsurfing - Mondial du Vent - Leucate FRA - Kiters still waiting for wind Since last Saturday, the Mondial du Vent - a sport- and entertainment event in Leucate FRA near Narbonne at the Mediterranean Sea - has been underway. Wind- and Kitesurfer, Stand-Up-Paddler, Breakdancer competitions are on the program and this surrounded by beach parties.
The Kiteboard Freestylers, engaged in a Freestyle Worldcup Event, have been on hold due to lack of wind since Saturday, but things can change quickly when the powerful Tramontane wind kicks-in. --- The event website and the facebook page with videos.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019   

Esse-Boats - 15-Year-Jubilee - an international success

 Esse-Boats - 15-Year-Jubilee - an international success Fast, elegant, extremely easy to sail: For 15 years, the fascinating yachts of Esseboats have inspired sailors. The Swiss yacht builder Josef Schuchter developed the Esse 850 together with the Italian designer Umberto Felci in 2004. Josef Schuchter's concept: A sporty boat with above-average sail characteristics and extremely easy handling. The Esse 850 immediately became a huge international success, even in the USA. More...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019   

Various Yachts - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Winners Announced

 Various Yachts - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Winners Announced In the Classic Schooner Class, Severine, the 54-foot schooner of Gonzalo Botin won the last race to take class honours. The 141-foot schooner Columbia, owned by Brian D'Isernia, was runner up, Avenger, a 47-foot schooner, of Tom Gallant finished 3rd.
In the Dragons, the local Rocco Falcone finished first closely followed by Phil Hopton on 2nd and Gluca Perego on 3rd. --- The final race for the 32nd edition of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta was held in a relatively moderate 15kn southeasterly wind. The competition was very close with eight of the classes decided on the very last race. --- The news link with the details of the final day for all classes, the full results and the event website.
 
Top News – Monday, April 22, 2019
Monday, April 22, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - final results - Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea win 49erFX Bronze, Ravi Parent/Caroline Atwood USA Nacra-17 and Stuart McNay/David Hughes 470 men finished 9th in the Medal Races

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Act 3 - Genova ITA - final results - Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea win 49erFX Bronze, Ravi Parent/Caroline Atwood USA Nacra-17 and Stuart McNay/David Hughes 470 men finished 9th in the Medal Races The Olympic Classes Worldcup event, held for the first time in Genoa ITA, was concluded yesterday with the 470, Laser and Finn Medal Races, again in light winds around 6-8kn, and major modifications on top of the rankings occurred. --- In the 470 men, Paul Snow-Hansen/Daniel Willcox NZL finishing 2nd in the Medal Race replaced Xu/Wang CHN on top. Bronze went to Wagen/Siegwart SUI. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA are on rank 9 overall. --- Fernanda Oliveira/Ana-Luiza Barbachan BRA, Olympic medalists 2008, were the premature winners in the 470 women before the last race already. First yesterday, Wei/Gao CHN moved up on rank 2. Di Salle/Dubbini ITA followed on rank 3. --- In the Finns, it was Jorge Zarif BRA who replaced the long-leading Alex Muscat ESP on top. Joan Cardona ESP completed the podium on 3rd. --- Finishing 5th, Jonatan Vadnai HUN replaced the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP tied at equal points on top of the Lasers Standard. Andrew Lewis TTO (Trinidad&Tobago) moved up on rank 3. --- In the Lasers Radial, it was Anne-Marie Rindom DEN grasping the overall win with 2nd race rank. Dongshuang Zhang CHNG followed on rank 2 with a 3 point backlog. Finishing 3rd in the Medal Race, Maud Jayet SUI had the upper hand on the tied Line Flem-Höst NOR in the duel for Bronze. --- All ranking lists, the official final report and the final results of all North American participants.
Monday, April 22, 2019   

Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Final results - Audrey Foley (Lauderdale YC) rank 75, best among the over 70 North American/Caribbean participants

 Optimist - Lake Garda Meeting - Riva ITA - Final results - Audrey Foley (Lauderdale YC) rank 75, best among the over 70 North American/Caribbean participants The Lake Garda Optimist Meeting was concluded yesterday with the World Champion Marco Gradoni ITA on rank one thanks to his win in the final race. Richard Schultheis MLT followed on 2nd at equal points. Alex Demurtas ITA finished 3rd on his home waters. The best North Americans were Audrey Foley (Lauderdale YC) USA on rank 75, Alejandro Beckmann Riquelme (CN El Balis) MEX on rank 108 and Claire Ramsey (RNSYS) CAN on 134 among the 991 participants. The Juniores ranking list. --- Winner in the younger Cadetti (U12) was Erik Scheidt BRA ahead of Amélie Röpke GER and Sofia Bommartini ITA. Christopher Gage (Alamitos Bay Yacht Club) on rank 25 is the best USA sailor among the 91 participants. The Cadetti ranking list. --- The final report with all ranking lists and the event facebook page with videos.
Monday, April 22, 2019   

5o5 - Europa-Cup 2019 - Act 1 - Cannes FRA - Final results, Hamlin/Nelson USA second behind Quirk/Needham AUS

 5o5 - Europa-Cup 2019 - Act 1 - Cannes FRA - Final results, Hamlin/Nelson USA second behind Quirk/Needham AUS The stormy Eastwind inhibited racing on the final day of the 5o5 Europacup Round One event on Cannes Bay yesterday. Overall winner after four races are therefore Michael Quirk/Tim Needham AUS ahead of the veteran Howie Hamlin with Jeff Nelson USA on 2nd and Ian Pinell/Russ Clark GBR on 3rd. The multiple World Champions Hunger/Jess GER on 4th missed the podium by one point only. 31 boats from 6 nations participated. --- The ranking lists and the final report.
 
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