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Top News – Thursday, October 18, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series - San Diego CA, USA - Start today with Taylor Canfield ISV

 GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series - San Diego CA, USA - Start today with Taylor Canfield ISV Teh second-last Act of the 2018 GC32 Extreme Sailing Series begins in San Diego CA today and the situation on top of the overall leader board is very tight with 'Alinghi' of Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI just 2 points ahead of the 'SAP Extreme Sailing Team' of Adam Minoprio NZL. Guest with a wildcard is this time the Matchracing World Champion Taylor Canfield ISV with an all-American team.
The news.
 
Top News – Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018   

F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Sarasota FL, USA - Day 2, Michael Easton/Trip Burd USA 3rd interim's

 F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Sarasota FL, USA - Day 2, Michael Easton/Trip Burd USA 3rd interim's The F18 Worlds continued in Sarasota FL yesterday with three races sailed in a good 13kn seabreeze. The new leaders are Iordanis Paschalidis/ Konstantinos Trigonis GRE with two bullets yesterday, ahead of Brett Burvill/ Max Puttman AUS 5 points back on rank 2. Michael Easton/Trip Burd USA follow on the 3rd place. On the way up is the Olympic medalist Mitch Booth ESP (former AUS) with son Ruben Booth ESP. 77 teams participate.
The ranking list and the event website.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018   

18 Footer - Spring Championship 2018 - Sydney AUS - Race 1

 18 Footer - Spring Championship 2018 - Sydney AUS - Race 1 Last Sunday, the 2018/9 Australian 18-Footer Season was initialised on Sydney Harbour with the Spring Championship. Until March, every Sunday (with few exceptions), a regatta will be held, including spectator boats and betting offices.
With a 15-17kn wind, excellent conditions prevailed in the first race with 'Noaksailing' of Sean Langman/Ed Powers/Nathan Edwards AUS as winners, followed by 'Bing Lee' with Micah Lane AUS.
The ranking list, the news and the full-length video replay of the live coverage (1hr 21min).
 
Top News – Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018   

F18 Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Sarasota FL, USA, day 1

 F18 Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Sarasota FL, USA, day 1 68 teams from 14 nations are on the entry list of the 2018 F18 Worlds in Sarasota FL The light winds on the opening day allowed for only one race, won by Brett Burvill/Max Puttnam AUS ahead of the multiple Tornado World Champions Iordanis Paschalidis/ Konstantinos Trigonis GRE and Hans Van Dam/ Marius Van Dam NED.
The ranking list, the event website and the event facebook page.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018   

RS200 - Endeavour Trophy, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex GBR - Final Results

The Nacra-17 Olympian Ben Saxton with Toby Lewis as crew won the 2018 Endeavour Trophy, the overall dinghy champion of champions competition from the UK’s most popular dinghy racing classes held on RS200s, for the fourth time in succession with an impressive scoreline of 6 wins in 7 races. Christian Birrell/Sam Brearey (from the Merlin Rockets), winner of one race, finished 2nd, Maria Stanley/Alan Roberts (RS200) took third.
The results, the event website and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018   

Star - Trofeo d'Amicizia - CN Brenzone - Final results

 Star - Trofeo d'Amicizia - CN Brenzone - Final results The 52nd edition of the Starboat Trofeo d'Amicizia on Lake Garda was concluded on Sunday morning after 5 races completed in 3 days. Mario Borroi ITA/Frithjof Kleen GER finished as winners ahead of Roberto Benamati/Alberto Ambrosini ITA and Albino Fravezzi/Fabio Fravezzi ITA on rank 2 at equal points. 23 teams from 7 nations participated.
The results.
 
Top News – Monday, October 15, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018   

Nacra 15-Catamaran, Kiteboarding, Techno 293 Windsurfer - Youth Olympic Games - San Isidro ARG - Final results, no medals for NorAms

 Nacra 15-Catamaran, Kiteboarding, Techno 293 Windsurfer - Youth Olympic Games - San Isidro ARG - Final results, no medals for NorAms After the Nacra-15-cats on Saturday, the Kiteboarders were the last event to close the 2018 Youth Olympics in San Isidro ARG wiht the best eight qualified for the Final to race for the Medals in one race.
Deury Corniel DOM, the dominator in the Boys' fleet, convinced also in this crucial race and earned the first Medal ever for the Dominican Republic. Tied on rank 2 were Christian Tio PHI and Toni Vodisek SLO.
In the Girls, the Champion is Sofia Tomasoni ITA ahead of Poema Newland FRA and Nina Font ESP at equal points earning Silver each. Alina Kornelli GER, the leader during the whole week, had to content herself with rank 4.

The ranks of the North Americans:
- Windsurfing Boys (24 participants, 13 races): 17th Alex Torres Rinaldelli (MEX), 19th Manuel Nores (USA)
- Windsurfing Girls (23 participants, 13 races): Joanna Diego Schlettwein (MEX) 12th, Dominique Stater (USA) 14th
- Mixed Multihull (14 boats, 13 races): Nicolas Martin/ Anaclare Sole (USA) 6th
- Kiteboarding Boys (12 participants, 7 races): Cameron Maramenides (USA) 4th, Tiger Tyson (ANT) 7th

All ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, October 15, 2018   (Image © Sailing Energy)

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Final Act - Toulon FRA - Final results, Carroll USA year's best owner-driver

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Final Act - Toulon FRA - Final results, Carroll USA year's best owner-driver Yesterday, the Eastwind exceeding 20kn and big waves in Toulon FRA were again too much for the GC32 foiling catamarans and the competition ended without further races.
Ben Ainslie GBR and his 'INEOS Team UK' finished first ahead of Franck Cammes FRA on 'Norauto'. The French are the final Racing Tour winners. The long-time Tour leaders 'Realteam' (Jerôme Clerc SUI) finished 7th only loosing 5 of the 10 races sailed after their dismasting in race 1, and dropped in the Tour rankings on 4th. Jason Carroll USA on 'Argo' finished 5th, was the fastest in the Toulon Speed Challenge (28,97kn) and is the best owner-driver of the year !
All ranking lists and the final report.
 
Top News – Sunday, October 14, 2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018   

Star - World Championship 2018 - Oxford MA, USA - Gold for Zarif/Almeida BRA

 Star - World Championship 2018 - Oxford MA, USA - Gold for Zarif/Almeida BRA A fresh but variable 12 to 20k wind prevailed on the Chesapeak Choptank during the final day of the 2018 Star World Championship. Started to the last race with an 8 points' advantage, Jorge Zarif/Guilherme Almeida BRA defended his lead and grasped the title. At the age of 26, the Finn Olympian is the youngest Star World Champion of the last years. Silver and Bronze went to the defending champion Eidvind Melleby/Joshua Revkin NOR/USA and Paul Cayard/Arthur Lopes USA.
The ranking list and the report.
Sunday, October 14, 2018   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Nacra-15, Kiteboarding, Techno293-Windsurfer - Youth Olympics - San Isidro ARG - Day 6

 Nacra-15, Kiteboarding, Techno293-Windsurfer - Youth Olympics - San Isidro ARG - Day 6 After the windsurfers on Friday, theNacra-15-catamarans terminted their competition, and as expected, the local favorites Dante Cittadini/Teresa Romairone ARG earned the Gold Medal on their home waters. Thanks to a race win, Titouan Petard/Kenza Coutard FRA moved up on rank 2. Bronze went to Laila Van der Meer/Bjarne Bower NED. Inspite of an excellent 2nd race rank in the final race,
The Kiters had apparently not enough wind, as there are neither a daily report nor new results on the official website.

The ranks of the North Americans:
- Windsurfing Boys (24 participants, 13 races): 17th Alex Torres Rinaldelli (MEX), 19th Manuel Nores (USA)
- Windsurfing Girls (23 participants, 13 races): Joanna Diego Schlettwein (MEX) 12th, Dominique Stater (USA) 14th
- Mixed Multihull (14 boats, 13 races): Nicolas Martin/ Anaclare Sole (USA) 6th
- Kiteboarding Boys (12 participants, 6 races): Cameron Maramenides (USA) 2nd, Tiger Tyson (ANT) 5th

The ranking lists and the news.
Sunday, October 14, 2018   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Toulon FRA - Day 3, Carroll USA 5th

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour 2018 - Toulon FRA - Day 3, Carroll USA 5th Sun and a 4-5 bft Eastwind made the day perfect off the Mourillon Beach in Toulon, and the two America's Cup helmsmen Ben Ainslie GBR 'INEOS Team Uk' and Franck Cammas FRA 'Norauto' shared the race wins ... Only the Geneva 'Realteam' of Jerôme Clerc SUI back on the race course with a repaired mast could also book a bullet. In the overall rankings. Ben Ainslie GBR has now a 13 points' lead on Franck Cammas FRA and can hardly be passed in the remaining races. Jason Carroll USA is on the 5th place. 'Realteam' with five races less as the fleet is now on rank 7 and can further improve the rankings today, a day again with much wind announced !
The results and the daily news.
Sunday, October 14, 2018   (Image © Barracuda)

Melges 20 - World Championship 2018 - Cagliari ITA - Final results. Freides USA defended the title

 Melges 20 - World Championship 2018 - Cagliari ITA - Final results. Freides USA defended the title Winning the final race, the defending champion Drew Freides USA and his team climbed on top of the overall rankings and confirmed his Melges 20 Worlds' title of the previous year. The enthroned leader Filiippo Pacinotti ITA had to content himself with Silver. Igor Rytov RUS remained on rank 3. 36 teams from 12 nations and 4 continents participted.
The final rankings and the news.
Sunday, October 14, 2018   

Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2018, Act 6 - Luino ITA - Day 2

 Melges 24 - European Sailing Series 2018, Act 6 - Luino ITA - Day 2 After the light and unconstant winds of the previous days, the Major Lake thermal breeze filled in perfectly yesterday and allowed to complete three races off Luino ITA.
Three times, the winner was Flavio Favini ITA on his home waters taking the overall lead one point ahead of Geoff Carveth GBR, Michael Good SUI follows on rank 11.
The results and the news.
Sunday, October 14, 2018   

5.5m, Drachen - Autumn Trophy - Thunersee YC - Day 2

Only a light wind from the mountains prevailed yesterday on Lake Thoune allowing just one race for the two classes present.
Winning this race, Jürg Menzi TYC and his team took the lead in the 5.5m. Beat Aebischer TYC and Christoph Burger TYC follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
The day winner in the Dragons was Hans-Peter Lang GER ahead of Jürg Wittwer TYC and Garlef Baum TYC.
All ranking lists, the daily news of the 5.5ers and the video of the day.
 
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