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Top News – Sunday, May 9, 2021
Sunday, May 9, 2021   

Finn - Goldcup 2021 - Porto POR - Day 1 - Good start for Muller USA 6th and Ramshaw CAN 9th

Good first day for the North Americans at the Finn World Championship in Porto POR with Luke Muller USA (St. Francis YC), winner of race one, in 6th, and Tom Ramshaw CAN (Royal Canadian YC) in 9th. Juan Ignacio Perez MEX (Vallarta YC) is on rank 39 among the 52 participants. Three races were completed in an initial light wind, increasing to 13 knots during the day. -------------- Overall leader is Andrew Maloney NZL, the only one to finish all races in the top ten. Joan Cardona ESP follows one point behind. Zsombor Beresz HUN in 3rd is already 8 points back. ----- Some of the favorites have already fallen behind: Giles Scott GBR is 14th, Nicholas Heiner NED and Max Salminen SWE follow in 16th and 17th. ----- The rankings, the daily-report and the video-of-the-day.
Sunday, May 9, 2021   

49er, 49erFX - Championship - Cascais POR - Day 5 - Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson USA stay on top

For once, the winds were lighter in Cascais yesterday, allowing only one race to be sailed to conclude the qualification phase for the Medal Races of today. ----- With a 15-point lead, Tamara Echegoyen/Paula Barcelo ESP are on a safe way to winning in the 49ersFX. Behind them, it is getting tight: Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER, Annemiek Bekering/Anette Duetz NED, Ida-Marie Baad/Marie Thusgaard DEN and Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA are only 7 points apart. ----- No changes on the podium in the 49ers: Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson USA lead by 10 points ahead of Robert Dickson/Sean Waddilove IRL. Marco Grael/Gabriel Borges BRA follow in third place. Ian Barrows/Hans Henken USA remain in 4th overall----- The rankings and the daily report.
 
Top News – Saturday, May 8, 2021
Saturday, May 8, 2021   

470 - European Championship 2021 - Vilamoura POR - Final results - Louisa Nordstrom/Trevor Bornarth USA 10th

The only North American team in the Medal Races yesterday, the 470 Mixed team Louisa Nordstrom/Trevor Bornarth USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team), finished the Championship - after a premature start disqualification in the last race - on rank 10 among the 34 participants, a premising performance for their future in this new Olympic class. ----- Here, as reported yesterday, the final results of all other North American participants in the last important 470 event before the Olympics: Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA 17th, Jacob Saunders/Oliver Bone CAN 22nd and Shawn Harvey/Augie Dale USA 23rd among the 29 men teams.; Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss USA 12th and Carmen Emma Cowles USA 15 among the 18 women teams. --------------- The Medal Races were sailed in Vilamoura POR yesterday in light winds. France took gold in both the men's and women's races, with Israel taking the mixed title. ----- Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA won the Medal Race and grasped the title with an 18 point advantage. After the second-ranked Spanish team Silvia Mas-Depares/Patricia Barcelo ESP disqualified for a premature start, Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR and Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI completed the podium. ----- In the 470 men, Paul Snow-Hanson/Daniel Willcox NZL finished first in the overall Open rankings, while Kevin Peponnet/Jérémy Mion FRA, ranked 2nd, secured the European title. Jordi Xammar/Joel Rodriguez ESP in 3rd overall won Silver, Anton Dahlberg/Fredrik Bergström SWE in 5th took Bronze. ----- There were no more changes in the 470 Mixed rankings: Nitai Hasson/Saar Tamir ISR took the title ahead of Theres Dahnke/Matti Cipra GER and Vita Heathcoat/Ryan Orr GBR. ----- All rankings, the daily report and the video of the final day.
Saturday, May 8, 2021   

49er, Nacra 17 - Test-Event - Santander ESP - Final results - Riley Gibbs/Adele Weiss USA 3rd

The test event of the two Olympic speed classes came to an end in Santander yesterday with another three races. ----- In the 49ers, Logan Dunning/Oscar Gunn NZL defended the top spot. Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP replaced the Olympic and America's Cup Champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL in rank 2. Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA are 11th. ---- In the Nacra 17, Lin Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN won clearly ahead of Paul Kohlhoff/Alica Stuhlemmer GER and Riley Gibbs/Adele Weiss USA. ----- The final-rankings.
Saturday, May 8, 2021   

49er, 49erFX - Championship - Cascais POR - Day 4 - Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson USA have taken the lead

 49er, 49erFX - Championship - Cascais POR - Day 4 - Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson USA have taken the lead Classic Cascais conditions prevailed also yesterday, and 3 more races were sailed. ----- Tamara Echegoyen/Paula Barcelo ESP took the lead in the 49ersFX with two race wins. 11 points behind, Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER are still in 2nd, while Ida-Marie Baad/Marie Thusgard DEN dropped back to 3rd. ----- In the 49ers, Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson USA have taken the lead. Robert Dickson/Sean Waddilove IRL moved up to 2nd as best of the day (1/1/2). Marco Grael/Gabriel Borges BRA follow in 3rd. Finishing 8/4/4, Ian Barrows/Hans Henken USA dropped on 4th overall. ----- All rankings.
Saturday, May 8, 2021   

Finn - Goldcup 2021 - Porto POR - First races today with USA, CAN and MEX participants

 Finn - Goldcup 2021 - Porto POR - First races today with USA, CAN and MEX participants The first race of the Finn Gold Cup will be started in Porto today at 11h UTC with 59 participants from 32 nations competing. Not only the Worlds title, but also the last Olympic nation berths for Europe and Africa are at stake. ----- The North American participants are Luke Muller USA, Tom Ramshaw CAN and Juan Ignacio Perez MEX. ----- The event-website.T
Saturday, May 8, 2021   

Various Classes - The d’Or Mirabaud will take place on the weekend of June 12-13

 Various Classes - The d’Or Mirabaud will take place on the weekend of June 12-13 Fantastic news for sailing lovers, it’s official: the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, the world’s primary lake regatta (among the former winners Dennis Connor USA or Russell Coutts NZL), organised by the Société Nautique of Geneva, will take place as initially planned on June 12-13, 2021, without limitations as to the number of participants, but with strict health measures designed to protect all participants from COVID-19. ----- The official website with details.
 
Top News – Friday, May 7, 2021
Friday, May 7, 2021   

470 - European Championship 2021 - Vilamoura POR - Day 5

The last two qualifying races for today's Medal Races were sailed yesterday in around 12kn seabreeze. ----- In the 470 men, Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion FRA go into the Medal Race with an 8-point lead over Paul Snow-Hansen/Daniel Willcox NZL. Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP and Anton Dahlberg/Frederik Bergström SWE are tied for third and fourth place. ----- No change in the final ranks for the North Americans Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA (Trevor Moore Foundation) in 17th, Jacob Saunders/Oliver Bone CAN (RNSYS/CYC/Trevor Moore Foundation) in 22nd and Shawn Harvey/Augie Dale USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) in 23rd among the 29 teams. ----- The 470 women are also led by France: Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA are 10 points ahead of Silvia Mas-Depares/Paula Barcelo ESP. Another 3 points behind in 3rd, Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI will fight for the title today as well, together with the Olympic and World Champions Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR only one point back in 4th. ----- The final ranks for Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss USA (St. Francis YC/St. Thomas YC) and Carmen + Emma Cowles USA (Larchmont YC) remain 12th and 15th. ----- In the 470 Mixed, Nitai Hasson/Saar Tamir ISR will start the Medal Race with a 12 point lead. Theres Dahnke/Matti Cipra GER in 2nd place have already secured the silver medal. Vita Heathcoat/Ryan Orr GBR follow in 3rd rank. ----- Bad day for Louisa Nordstrom/Trevor Bornarth USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team), down to 8th with the ranks 26 and 9, losing all chances for a medal in the final race today. ----- We will broadcast the Medal Races live on www.sailing-news.com. ----- All rankings, the daily report and the video of the day.
Friday, May 7, 2021   

49er, Nacra 17 - Test-Event - Santander ESP - Day 3 - Riley Gibbs/Adele Weis USA 2nd before last races today

 49er, Nacra 17 - Test-Event - Santander ESP - Day 3 - Riley Gibbs/Adele Weis USA 2nd before last races today Numerous Olympic participants are currently sailing a test event in Santander ESP. 9 races by class could be sailed so far before the finals today. ----- In the 49ers, Logan Dunning/Oscar Gunn NZL are leading 4 points ahead of Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL. Another point behind are Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP in 3rd. ----- Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA are 11th in the 16-boat fleet. ----- In the high-quality Nacra 17 fleet, Lin Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN lead 5 points over Riley Gibbs/Adele Weis USA. Another 5 points behind are Paul Kohlhoff/Alica Stuhlemmer GER in 3rd place. ----- All rankings and the report.
Friday, May 7, 2021   

49er, 49erFX - Championship - Cascais POR - Day 3 - USA 49ers first and second

 49er, 49erFX - Championship - Cascais POR - Day 3 - USA 49ers first and second With the strongest seabreeze so far, freshening up to over 20n for the 49ersFX in the afternoon, the Cascais Championship continued yesterday with 3 races each. ----- New at the top of the 49ersFX are now Tamara Echegoyen/Paula Barcelo ESP, followed 11 points behind by Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER in second, with Ida-Marie Baad/Marie Thusgard DEN 3 points back in third. ----- The two USA teams Ian Barrows/Hans Henken USA and Kevin Snow/Dane Wilson USA are tied at the top of the 49er rankings. Marco Grael/Gabriel Borges BRA are now in 3rd, 6 points behind. ----- All rankings and the daily report (scroll down).
Friday, May 7, 2021   

Finn - Goldcup 2021 - Porto POR - Practice Race today - with the USA, CAN, MEX Olympians

 Finn - Goldcup 2021 - Porto POR - Practice Race today - with the USA, CAN, MEX Olympians The World Championship of the Olympic Finns starts today in Portugal, and for the first time in two years, the world's elite will meet. In addition to the title fight, the last Olympic starting places will be awarded - one each for Europe and Africa. At the start are 59 participants from 32 nations among them the favourites Giles Scott GBR, Jack Lilley AUS, Zsombor Beresz HUN or Nicholas Heiner NED. ----- Luke Muller USA, Tom Ramshaw CAN and Juan Ignacio Perez MEX represent North America. ----- The official preview.
 
Top News – Thursday, May 6, 2021
Thursday, May 6, 2021   

470 - European Championship 2021 - Vilamoura POR - Day 4 - Louisa Nordstrom/Trevor Bornarth solid in the top-10, Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss on the way up

Perfect conditions prevailed again yesterday in the south of Portugal with moderate winds and summer temperatures above 25°C. Today, the last two qualifying races for tomorrow's Medal Races will be sailed. After 9 races, exciting battles for the titles are ahead. ----- In the 470 women, Silvia Mas-Depares/Patricia Cantero ESP are only 3 points ahead of Camille Le Cointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA. 10 points behind, Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI in 3rd place are still in the title race. ----- Exploiting their full potential finishing 2nd in the last race of the day, Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss USA (St. Francis YC/St. Thomas YC) advanced to 12th reducing the gap on rank 10 to 4 points. The stars of the day before, Carmen + Emma Cowles USA (Larchmont YC), had their worst day of the series (14th and 18th in the 18-boat fleet), tumbling 7 ranks down to 14th. ----- Thanks to a day's win, Kevin Peponnet/Jérémy Mion FRA reclaimed the 470 men lead, but Paul Snow-Hansen/Daniel Willcox NZL follow just one point behind. The Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS 9 points back in 3rd remain in the race for Gold. ----- Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA (Trevor Moore Foundation) in 17th are 20 points - too far - from the Medal Race cut. No progress for Jacob Saunders/Oliver Bone CAN (RNSYS/CYC/Trevor Moore Foundation) and Shawn Harvey/Augie Dale USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) in 22nd and 23rd among the 29 teams. ----- With two 4th places in the 470 Mixed, the largest fleet with 34 boats, Theres Dahnke/Matti Cipra GER could reduce the gap to Nitai Hasson/Saar Tamir ISR to 5 points. The ranks 3-7, with Louisa Nordstrom/Trevor Bornarth USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) still in 5th, are only 4 points apart. ----- All rankings, the daily report and the video of the day.
Thursday, May 6, 2021   

49er, 49erFX - Championship - Cascais POR - Day 2 - Barrows/Henken remain on top

 49er, 49erFX - Championship - Cascais POR - Day 2 - Barrows/Henken remain on top Another bright day in classic Cascais conditions with a 17kn seabreeze, and three more races were sailed yesterday. ----- In the 49ersFX, the two mixed teams Lili Sebesi/Yann Jauvin FRA and Kevin Fischer/Albane Dubois FRA are in the lead. The first women's team Ida-Marie Baad/Marie Thusgard DEN is tied for third place. As best of the day, Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER moved up to rank 4. ----- Slight improverments for Georgia and Antonia Lewin-LaFrance CAN (RNSYS/CYC) now in 16th and Ali ten Hove/Mariah Millen CAN (KYC) in 20th among the 25 participants. ----- In the small fleet of 49ers, Ian Barrows/Hans Henken USA continue to lead. Thanks to 2 race wins, Marco Grael/Gabriel Borges BRA replaced Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson USA in 2nd place. William Jones/Evan DePaul CAN remained on rank 7. ----- All rankings and the daily-report.
 
Top News – Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Wednesday, May 5, 2021   

470 - European Championship 2021 - Vilamoura POR - Day 4 - Good day for the USA Cowles sisters

The conditions remained moderate on the third day of the 470 European Championships in Portugal. In the two races of the day, the leaders were able to hold their first places. ----- In the 470 men, Paul Snow-Jansen/Daniel Willcox NZL defended rank 1 with two 4th places. Best of the day, Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion FRA moved up to 2nd, 3 points behind. Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS follow in 3rd place. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA (Trevor Moore Foundation) are now in 16th (one rank up), Jacob Saunders/Oliver Bone CAN (RNSYS/CYC/Trevor Moore Foundation) and Shawn Harvey/Augie Dale USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) 21st and 22nd (one rank down each) among the 29 teams. ----- The 470 women continue to be led by Silvia Mas-Depares/Patricia Cantero ESP. Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA are 3 points behind in 2nd place. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI progressed to 3rd place. ----- Big jump for the young Cole sisters! Carmen Emma Cowles USA (Larchmont YC) advanced from 13th to 7th as second-best of the day. The Olympians Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss USA (St. Francis YC, St. Thomas YC) descended on rank 14 among the 18 participants. ----- In the 470 mixed, Nitai Hasson/SaarTamir ISR extended their lead. Theres Dahnke/Matti Cipra GER moved up to 2nd place, 15 points behind. Vita Heathcote/Ryan Orr GBR are now in third place. Louisa Nordstrom/Trevor Bornarth USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) lost two places and are now 5th, 6 points behind the podium. 34 teams racing. ----- All rankings, the daily report and the video of the day. ----- We will broadcast the races today again LIVE on www.sailing-news.com, beginning at 12h UTC.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021   

49er, 49erFX - Championship - Cascais POR - Day 1 - USA lead in the disappointingly small 49er fleet

 49er, 49erFX - Championship - Cascais POR - Day 1 - USA lead in the disappointingly small 49er fleet The Olympic skiffs started their Cascais Championship yesterday in classic conditions with 15 knots of wind and good waves. ----- In the 49ersFX with most international top teams competing, Lili Sebesi/Yann Jauvin FRA lead the classification after 3 races. Tamara Echegoyen/Paula Barcelo ESP and Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA follow in second and third places. ----- Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA (Lake Beulah YC/Chicago YC/St Francis YC) did not show up. Georgia and Antonia Lewin-LaFrance CAN (RNSYS/CYC) occupy rank 19 and Ali ten Hove/Mariah Millen CAN (KYC) follow in 23rd among the 25 participants. ----- Only 8 teams participate in the 49ers, and the North Americans Ian Barrows/Hans Henken USA have taken the lead, followed 4 points behind by Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson USA. William Jones/Evan DePaul CAN are on rank 7. ----- The daily-report.
 
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