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Top News – Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019   

The Golden Globe Race - Istvan Koper HUN final approach as 4th

 The Golden Globe Race - Istvan Koper HUN final approach as 4th After 260 days underway, Istvan Koper HUN is now approaching the finish line in Les Sables d'Olonne. Crossing the Bay of Biscay, he has 250nm left before he terminates the 50-Year-Jubilee of the first Round-the-Globe Race as 4th, ETA next Thursday. Of the 18 participants entering the race, 3 arrived already and another 3 are still underway. Tapio Lehtinen FIN will arrive as 5th, but only in May as he is still sailing in the South Atlantic.
The report.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019   

O'pen BIC - North American Un-Regatta 2019 - San Diego CA - final results

 O'pen BIC - North American Un-Regatta 2019 - San Diego CA - final results 13 races were completed at the O’pen BIC North Americans on March 15-17 in San Diego, CA with 68 young sailors mostly from the USA, but with Bermuda and German guests. Kelly Holthus (USA) took the title by six points over Genevieve Lau (BER) with Shane Tillson (USA) in third. Owen Fretwell (USA) won the U13 title, finishing seventh overall.
The results and the event details.
 
Top News – Monday, March 18, 2019
Monday, March 18, 2019   (Image © Paul Todd)

Various One-Design Classes - 2019 NOOD Regatta Act 2 - San Diego CA. USA, final results

 Various One-Design Classes - 2019 NOOD Regatta Act 2 - San Diego CA. USA, final results Over the past weekend, 123 teams competed in 14 classes/categories at the 2019 NOOD Regatta inside San Diego and Coronado Bay and offshore on ocean courses. Light and shifty winds prevailed during the final day of the competition yesterday.
Here are the final ranking lists,the event website for details, photos and videos and the NOOD facebook page.
Monday, March 18, 2019   

J/70, Melges 20 - Sportboat Winter Series - Act 5 - Monaco MON - Final results

 J/70, Melges 20 - Sportboat Winter Series - Act 5 - Monaco MON - Final results Good conditions prevailed on the closing day of the 2019 Sportboat Winter Series in Monaco allowing to catch up in the program to finally complete 5 races after 3 days.
Marshall King IRL finished first in the J/70 ahead of Nicolas Anklin SUI and Sergey Sobololev RUS. 41 teams sailing. Crew on the Brazil boat of Mario Soerensen BRA was the Starboat Olympic Champion Marcelo Ferreira BRA. The updated overall ranking list was not yet available at press deadline this morning UTC.
The overall winner of the 2019 Sportboat Series is Ludovico Fassitelli MON.
First in the small Melges 20 fleet was Alexander Mikhailyk RUS.
The final report with the ranking lists.
Monday, March 18, 2019   

J/22 - 2019 Midwinter Championship - Fort Walton Beach FL - final results

 J/22 - 2019 Midwinter Championship - Fort Walton Beach FL - final results Dominating winners of the 2019 J/22 Midwinter Championship in Fort Walton Beach FL was Mike Marshall (New York YC) with crew Zeke Horowitz and Todd Hiller never finishing lower than fifth in the 9 races of the 30-boat fleet. The second-ranked Jeff Todd (Annapolis YC) terminted the race with a 21 point backlog on the winners. 3rd place went to Casey Lambert (Lakewood YC).
The final results, the event website and the J/22 facebook page.
Monday, March 18, 2019   (Image © Lasse Schneppenheim)

Snow-Kite - Worldcup Finals - Silvaplana SUI - Final results

 Snow-Kite - Worldcup Finals - Silvaplana SUI - Final results After a windless Saturday, the conditions were excellent on Lake Silvaplana yesterday for the Freestyle and Course Racing competition of the Worldcup Final.
After 6 races, Florian Gruber GER finished superior first in the Snowkite Ski men with 5 bullets ahead of Dimytro Yasnolobov UKR and Oliver Willi SUI. In the women, Andrea Caffuri SUI was first.
In the Snowkite Snowboards men, Bruce Kessler SUI won all heats, in the women, Ajia Ambrasa LAT finished first ahead of Tamara Scheiwiler SUI.
The ranking lists.
Overall Worldcup winners are Florian Gruber GER in the men's and Cristina Corsi ITA in the women's Snowkite Skis. In the Snowkite Snowboards, Igor Zakartsev RUS and Chanti Van Boxtel NED are on top. Here the overall Worldcup rankings.
The final report, all results and the video of the day.
 
Top News – Sunday, March 17, 2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019   

Various One-Design Classes - 2019 NOOD Regatta Act 2 - San Diego CA. USA, March 15-17

 Various One-Design Classes - 2019 NOOD Regatta Act 2 - San Diego CA. USA, March 15-17 Nearly 130 teams split in 14 different classes/categories are racing this weekend on different race courses off San Diego at the 2nd of the 5 Rounds of the 2019 NOOD Regatta Series, and up to 8 races have been completed so far.
Please consult the ranking lists and the event website for details, photos and videos.
Sunday, March 17, 2019   

J/22 - 2019 Midwinter Championship - Fort Walton Beach FL

 J/22 - 2019 Midwinter Championship - Fort Walton Beach FL Six races have been sailed by the 31 teams present at the J/22 Midwinter Championship in Fort Walton Beach, FL since last Friday in winds between 6-12 knots.
Mike Marshall (New York Yacht Club) and his team are the dominating leaders 14 points ahead of Jeffrey Todd (Annapolis YC), followed 13 points back by a closely packed trio with Mark Foster (Corpus Christi YC), Casey Lambert (Lakewood YC) and Chris Doyle (Youngstown YC).
The ranking list and the event website and the J/22 facebook page.
Sunday, March 17, 2019   

Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 1 - Koper SLO - Day 2 - over 200 Laser sailors from 15 nations !

 Laser - Europacup 2019 - Act 1 - Koper SLO - Day 2 - over 200 Laser sailors from 15 nations ! The first races of the 2019 Laser Europacup were sailed yesterday in light winds. Two races were held in the Standards, the Radials and 4.7, fleets split in two groups, completed one race each.
Mario Novak CRO has taken the lead in the Lasers Standard, one point ahead of Zan-Luka Zelko SLO.
In the Lasers Radial, Peter Milivojevic CRO and Lin Pletikos CRO were the race winners. 88-boat fleet from 14 nations.
In the Lasers 4.7, Ursula Balas CRO and Bendeguz Nagy HUN were on top of their groups. 101 starters from 11 nations.
The news with results.
 
Top News – Saturday, March 16, 2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019   

J/70, Melges 20 - Sportboat Winter Series, Act 5 - Monaco - Day 1

 J/70, Melges 20 - Sportboat Winter Series, Act 5 - Monaco - Day 1 Light winds only prevailed on the opening day of the Monaco Sportboats Winter Series, the last event of this competition and just one race per fleet could be completed. Stefan Seger SUI and his team finished first in the J/70s ahead of Ludovico Fassitelli MON and Lorenz Müller SUI. 44 teams from 11 nations. The J/70 ranking list.
Only five teams compete in the Melges 20 and the first three of race one were the teams of Pavel Gracev RUS ahead of Alex Mikhaylik RUS and Anatoly Karachinskiy MON. The Melges 20 ranking list.
Saturday, March 16, 2019   

Snow-Kite - Worldcup Finals - Silvaplana SUI - Day 1

 Snow-Kite - Worldcup Finals - Silvaplana SUI - Day 1 The Snow Kite Worldcup Final began yesterday in Engadin/St. Moritz SUI with a 90-minute long-distance race. The wind conditions forced the organisers to hold the race on the Lake Bianco and not the Lake Silvaplana.
Florian Gruber GER finished first in the Kite-Skiers ahead of Felix Kersten GER. Bruce Kessler SUI won in the Kite-Snowboard category in front of Reinhold Gehrer AUT.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with pictures and the video of the day.
 
Top News – Friday, March 15, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019   

Olympic Equipment Trials - Valencia ESP - Day 4

 Olympic Equipment Trials - Valencia ESP - Day 4 Yesterday, the first mixed-classes races were held at the One-Person-Dinghy trials in Valencia ESP in a well-established seabreeze. The fastest underway was the Laser World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP on whatever of the four boats he was racing. The best impression made the Devoti-Zero, especially also among the women's boats, winning all races. However, Luca Devoti ITA (Finn Olympic Silver medalists), will hardly have a chance with World Sailing, because he was the one to initiate the anti-trust claim critizising the builder monopoly of existing and possible future Olympic classes.
The news in Italian.
Friday, March 15, 2019   

Dragon - Paul & Shark Trophy - San Remo ITA - Day 1

 Dragon - Paul & Shark Trophy - San Remo ITA - Day 1 Moderate winds prevailed yesterday in San Remo ITA during the first race of the Dragon Paul & Shark Trophy. A second race was abandoned in the slackening breeze.
The first leader is Jewgenij Braslavets UKR and his team sailing under Italian flag. On rank 2 follows Nicolas Friesen GER (with Vincent Hoesch GER and Frithjof Kleen GER). Sami Samolaa FIN is on 3rd. 33 teams from 14 nations participate.
The ranking list and the event facebook page with videos.
Friday, March 15, 2019   

Star Sailors League - The SSL World Ranking list to be extended to other Classes

 Star Sailors League - The SSL World Ranking list to be extended to other Classes The Star Sailors League, inaugurated five years ago, has a proven record since and the annual Finals on the Bahams not only with the best Starboat helmsmen, but also Champions from other Olympic classes, has become one of the best-attended sailing events world-wide. Moreover, the unique format chosen with a state-of-the-art live media coverage has become a role-model in yacht-racing.
The latested edition of the Star Sailors Ranking list has Eivind Melleby NOR on rank one thanks to his 3rd place at the 2019 Bacardi-Cup of early March. Diego Negri ITA and Jorge Zarif BRA follow on the ranks 2 and 3. The ranks of the best North Americans:
- Paul Cayard 4th
- Eric Doyle 11th
- Mark Mendelblatt 12th
- Augie Diaz 13th
- George Szabo 15th

A significant development and another huge step for the SSL Ranking to become global will be the inclusion of top sailors of all Olympic (and even other) classes till 2020, making it not only a list of the best Starboat sailor, but of the "Stars" in sailing. By the end of 2020, the Star Sailors League, intends to incorporate all of the Olympic classes but won’t stop there.
The first class in corporate now ar the Finns. Jorge Zarif BRA on 3rd there not only for his Starboat successes, but also his Finn results. Other Finn sailors in the top ten are Max Salminen SWE and Beresz Zsombor HUN on the ranks 9 and 10.
The new SSL World Rankings and the news.
 
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