Yesterday, the finish of the Solo Concarneau - the second event of the French Solo-Skipper Annual Championship 2020 held on foiling Figaro 3 yachts - was extremely close with Pierre Quiroga FRA winning one minute ahead of Alan Roberts GBR. Alain Marchand FRA followed on rank 3. ----- The news with results.
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On the second day of the Figaro 3 Concarneau Solo Regatta, the fleet is still closely packed in the rather light winds of up to 12kn. ----- This morning UTC, Pierre Quiroga FRA, neck-and-neck with Tanguy Le Turquais FRA and Alan Roberts GBR, were in the lead with 52nm left to the finish in Concarneau FRA that will be reached during this Saturday afternoon. The first 11 boats are separated by only 2nm and everything is possible. ----- The race tracker, the news and the event facebook page.
Top News – Friday, August 7, 2020
Yesterday at Les Sables d'Olonne, leg one of the 'Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables' event was concluded with the leading boats defending their positions. ----- Tanguy Bouroullec FRA was the winner in the Protos Minis, Léo Debiesse FRA remained first in the Series Minis. Much disputed were the finishes for the ranks 2 and 3. Irina Gracheva RUS defended her 2nd rank just 45sec ahead of Antoine Perrin FRA. In the Series Minis, Lennart Burke GER relegated Fabrice Sorin FRA on rank 3, crossing the line with a 10min advantage as 2nd. ----- In spite of light wind during most of the race, the Foiler-Mini of Tanguy Bouroullec demonstrated her speed potential. ----- The results and the news. ----- The start to leg 2, destination Roscoff FRA, will be given on Monday.
SailGP announces the addition of 'Team New Zealand', led by Olympic and America’s Cup champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke to the circuit to resume racing with a not yet fixed program in 2021. Up to now, 'Team Australia' with Tom Slingsby AUS and 'Team Japan' with Nathan Outteridge AUS have been the dominators in the F50 Foiling Catamaran events. The first SailGP has been planned for April 2021 after the America's Cup in Auckland in the first quarter of the coming year. ----- The Bericht.
Yesterday, the start to Round 2 of the French Solo-Skippers Annual Championship 2020 was given in Concarneau FRA. The race with 31 foiling Figaros 3 on the starting line is leading over 280nm. ----- Early this morning, the fleet reached the most northern mark off the western point of Brittany. Corentin Douget FRA was in the lead one mile ahead of Pierre Quiroga FRA. On rank 3 followed Sam Goodchild GBR. ----- The race tracker and the event facebook page.
Top News – Thursday, August 6, 2020
Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables FRA - Day 2, trios leading in the two categories with 60nm left
In light airs of up to 10kn, the 72-boat Mini fleet progressed only slowly yesterday. This morning UTC, the leading Tanguy Bourroulec FRA was still 50nm from the arrival, closely followed by Antoine Perrin FRA (backlog 1,7nm) and Irina Gracheva RUS (5,2nm) both with options for victory. This trio was the first to touch some fresher winds this morning and will hardly be caught by the immediate pursuers. ----- Same situation in the Series Minis where the first three are separated by 5nm only. With 60nm left to the finish, Léo Debiesse FRA is on the position one ahead of Fabrice Sorrin FRA and Quentin Riché FRA. ----- The first finishers of leg 1 will cross the line at Les Sables this afternoon. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Yesterday in the Norwegian SeilMmagasinet.no, the journalist Mikkel Thommessen summarized the situation at World Sailing just three months before the annual meeting with new elections due to Covid-19 virtually on the Internet instead of a session in Abu Dhabi. Here the Google translation in English ----- Two of the three lawsuits against World Sailing President Kim Anderson DEN are still pending at the Ethics Commission. ----- Some National Member Authorities are outraged by the first letter from the new World Sailing CEO, in office since the beginning of July, who felt compelled to distribute blames to countries wanting to review the World Sailing proposal for the 2024 Olympic classes that will formally be decided by the IOC in December 2020. ----- Three presidential candidates line up to vote out heavily criticized President Anderson. ----- Some Vice Presidential candidates have expressed interest, two of which are formal.
Top News – Wednesday, August 5, 2020