The traditional Bermuda Gold Cup, this year held as Match Race World Championship, begins today. Among the 16 participants are the former World Champions Ian Williams GBR, Phil Robertson NZL, Taylor Canfield ISV or Torvar Mirsky AUS. Invited were also the best all-female teams of Pauline Courtois FRA and Anna Östling SWE. Good chances for a top rank has also Eric Monnin SUI, actually number one in the Match Race World Rankings, being familiar with the venue and the slow IOD yachts. Monnin will open the event today in a match against Kelsey Durham BER. ----- The Round Robin program and the preview.
10.26.20 – 10.30.20
10.28.20 – 11.01.20
Top News – Monday, October 26, 2020
Top News – Sunday, October 25, 2020
iQFoil-Windsurf - International Games 2020 - Campione del Garda ITA - Final results - Victories for Sebastian Kördel GER and Noy Driham ISR, Sarah Hall USA 47th
Yesterday, the 12 best men and women iQFoil-windsurfers sailed the Semifinals and Finals at the International Games on Lake Garda in a 15kn wind. The winners of the two Semis and the first two drivers of the Qualification Series sailed the "winner-takes-all-Final". ----- The special course with a reaching start best suited Sebastian Kördel GER and he won the race from start to finish ahead of the Qualification dominator Nicolas Goyard FRA. On rank 3 followed Huig-Jan Tak NED. ----- Leader change also in the Women, where Noy Driham ISR relegated the outstanding Qualification leader Hélène Noesmoen FRA on rank 2. Maja Dziarnowska POL completed the podium as 3rd. Farrah Hall USA finished the Championship on rank 47. ----- The non-Finalists sailed another three course races. ----- All ranking lists, the final report and the video of the last day.
Top News – Saturday, October 24, 2020
Although the election result will have to wait until November 1, a poll among members shows a clear majority for Quanhai Li of China as World Sailing's new president. - A short report in SeilMagasinet of today Saturday, October 24 (use the Google translate button)
The rainy weather yesterday disturbed the Lake Garda wind machine, and racing was canceled for the day. The Championship will continue today with the Finals of the best-12 by gender, where France will be represented by 5 men and 4 women. ----- Nicolas Goyard FRA has a 3 point lead on Sebastian Kördel GER in the men, and Hélène Noesmoen FRA is 21 points ahead of Maia Dziarnowska POL in the women. Farrah Hall USA remained on rank 50. ----- The non-finalists will sail the last course races. ----- All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Top News – Friday, October 23, 2020
iQFoil-Windsurf - International Games 2020 - Campione del Garda ITA - Day 3 - French drivers remain on top
The French windsurfers keep on dominating the iQ-Foiler competition on Lake Garda with Nicolas Goyard FRA winning the two Course Races and finishing 2nd in the Slalom in the Men fleet. Three points back, Sebastian Kördel GER, winner of the Slalom, remains in contact with the leader. Kiran Badloe NED on 3rd is now 9 points behind. ----- In the Women, Hélène Noesmoen FRA has now a smashing 21 point lead on Maia Dziarnowska POL, who replaced Delphine Cousin FRA on rank 2. ----- Two Course Races were held in the morning and a Slalom elimination in the afternoon at the International Games of the iQ-Foilers. ----- All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Committee Meetings at the World Sailing Annual Conference held electronically have been underway since October 15. The latest short reports with links to the full-length videos of the entire sessions have been made available for the Race Management Sub-committee, the Match Racing Sub-Committee (see video), the International Measurers Sub-committee (see video), as well as the International Umpires Sub-committee, the Youth Events Sub-committee and the Equipment Rules Sub-committee, the latter three summarized in a short report also with video links.
Top News – Thursday, October 22, 2020
Yesterday, the iQFoil Worlds continued with a Marathon race in the morning Northwind, and Slalom heats in the afternoon Ora breeze. ----- Nicolas Goyard FRAremained on top of the Men, but the winner of the Slalom Sebastian Kördel GER reduced the gap on the leader to 2 points. The first-ranked in the Marathon, the RS:X World Champion Kieran Badloe NED, moved up on rank 3 overall. ----- In the Women, Hélène Noesmoen FRA remained on top 2 points ahead of Delphine Cousin FRA. Maia Dziarnowska PLO follows on rank 3. Farrah Hall USA advanced on rank 50. ----- All ranking lists, the daily news and the video.
IRC - Middlesea Race - La Valetta MLT - Day 5 - Monohull line honors for 'I love Poland', IRC handicap for 'Elusive 2'
In the race for the Monohull line honors, the two Polish Volvo 70 'I love Poland' of Grzegorz Baranowski POL and 'E1' with Zbigniew Gutkowski POL dueled in the final 10nm to the finish line in La Valetta MLT, and it was Baranowski having the upper-hand with a 23-minute advantage. ----- In calculated time, the Bénéteau First 45 'Elusive 2' of Aaron & Christoph Podesta MLT was on top ahead of the Ker 46 'Tonnerre de Glen' of Dominique Tian FRA. ----- Up-to-now, 18 of the 42 monohulls finished the race. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.