Live starting at 15h CET: Extreme Sailing Series - Act 4 - Barcelona ESP - Day 2
Live starting at 15h CET: Extreme Sailing Series - Act 4 - Barcelona ESP - Day 2

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Top News – Saturday, July 22, 2017
Saturday, July 22, 2017   

Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 3, new Girls' leader, no change in Boys

 Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 3, new Girls' leader, no change in Boys After the race cancellation of Thursday because of the stormy wind, the Laser 4.7 Worlds went on yesterday in a moderate but unconstant breeze, as well as again a strong tide current.
Julia Büsselberg GER has taken the lead in the Girls' fleet at equal points with Giorgia Cingolani ITA on rank 2 and leader of the U16 rankings. The previous leader Anna Moncada ESP dropped on rank 3.
No change in the Boys' ranking on top as the joint three leaders were again the race winners in their groups. Cesare Barabino ITA breaks the tie in his favor with the better discard result and is also first in the U16 rankings. Sofiane Karim FRA and Yilkan Timursah TUR at equal points with the leader follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Two races are on the program to conclude the Qualification Series.
The daily news with links to the ranking lists.
Saturday, July 22, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran, Flying Phantom - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - Barcelona ESP - Day 2, Alinghi leading

 GC32-Catamaran, Flying Phantom - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - Barcelona ESP - Day 2, Alinghi leading Racing was cancelled on the opening day of the 4th Act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Barcelona due to too big waves. Yesterday, the first six heats were held and with three bullets, 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI are the first interim's leaders ahead of Chris Steele NZL (NZ Extreme Sailing Team) 7 points back and Phil Robertson NZL ('Oman Air') closely behind.
The news with results.
Thomas Zajac AUT/Antoine Joubert FRA lead in the Flying Phantoms.
Racing can be followed on this website beginning at 15 h. The event website and the video of the day.
Saturday, July 22, 2017   

Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Final results, Jason Beebe AUS World Champion

 Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Final results, Jason Beebe AUS World Champion The wind was very light on the last day of the 2017 Contender World Championship in Denmark and only one of the two planned races could be held without changes on the podium. Jason Beebe AUS earned his first World Champion's title 3 points ahead of the defending champion Mark Bulka AUS. Jesper Nielsen DEN grasped Bronze. Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI remained on rank 66 and was once more the best woman.
The final ranking list and the video of the day.
Saturday, July 22, 2017   

Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 5, Tom Otte NED premature World Champion

 Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 5, Tom Otte NED premature World Champion The outstanding Tom Otte NED was again the best of the day yesterday and with his huge points' advantage, he is the premature World Champion before he final races today. The second-ranked Thorsten Schutt GER is now already 43 points back. The ranks 2 to 4 however are separated by 7 points only. Lucas Lier DEN remains on the 3rd place.
The Rangliste und die Event-Website.
Saturday, July 22, 2017   

F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - Morges SUI - Final results, Le Chapelier/Le Bouëdec FRA Champions

 F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - Morges SUI - Final results, Le Chapelier/Le Bouëdec FRA Champions As expected considering the points' gaps, the final ranking at the F16 catamaran European Championship in Morges / Lake Geneva remained unchanged on top. Emanuel Le Chapelier/Eric Le Bouëdec FRA are the new European Champions ahead of Thomas Proust/Eric Proust FRA and Alec Bagué/Stijn Van Daele BEL.
The final ranking list.
Saturday, July 22, 2017   

Melges 32 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Day 2, Edoardo Lupi ITA leader after 3 races

 Melges 32 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Day 2, Edoardo Lupi ITA leader after 3 races Only one race could be sailed at the Melges 32 European Championship in Croaia in a very light breeze. After three races, the interim's leader is Edoardo Lupi ITA (tactics Lorenzo Bressani ITA) 4 points ahead of Richard Goransson SWE (Vasco Vascotto ITA) and Andrea Lacorte ISA (Gabriele Benussi ITA). 16 teams from 7 nations participate.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Saturday, July 22, 2017   

Tornado - European Championship 2017 - Dervio ITA - Day 1, Mavros/Tagaropoulos GRE and Steiner/Steiner SUI tied first leaders

 Tornado - European Championship 2017 - Dervio ITA - Day 1, Mavros/Tagaropoulos GRE and Steiner/Steiner SUI tied first leaders The Tornado European Championship 2017 began yesterday on Lake Como with 4 races sailed in a light and unconstant breeze. Mavros/Tagaropoulos GRE and Steiner/Steiner SUI are the first leaders at equal points. Gebhart/Wachsmann GER follow 10 points behind on rank 3. 21 starters from 8 nations. Trecul/Ferrand FRA suive au 14è place.
The ranking list (PDF).
Saturday, July 22, 2017   

Beach Catamaran - Yvan Bourgnon SUI in the Nord-West-Passage

 Beach Catamaran - Yvan Bourgnon SUI in the Nord-West-Passage After several days in pouring rain and without solar energy, Yvan Bourgnon SUI has anchored in a bay on his way from Alaska to Greenland on the North-West passage. After a good sleep, he is about to continue his adventure direction drift-ice and on.
The facebook page with a video interview and a longer article (in French) in the the magazine "Valeur".
 
Top News – Friday, July 21, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Final results - USA wins Nations' Rankings, Charlotte Leigh USA Bronze, the Worldchampions are Marco Gradoni ITA and Maria Perello ESP

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Final results - USA wins Nations' Rankings, Charlotte Leigh USA Bronze, the Worldchampions are Marco Gradoni ITA and Maria Perello ESP Not enough wind on the final day of the 2017 Optimist World Championship in Pattaya THA and Marco Gradoni ITA is the new World Champion. Muhammad Fauzi Bin Kaman Shah MAS (Malaysia) earned Silver after his Bronze Medal of last year. Bronze went to Costa Rica with Mic Sig Kos Mohr CRC. Stephen Baker USA is on the excellent 4th place. The best girl was Maria Perello ESP, age 12 only, on rank 23, Palika Poonpat THA 35th took Silver and Charlotte Leigh USA 42nd Bronze. 281 Optimists from 62 nations participated.
The ranking list.
After the Team Racing victory, USA is also the winner of the Nations Rankings of the individual Championship fleetrace ahead of China and Thailand with Silver and Bronze.
The final report.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 2 with USA, MEX and CAN participants, racing cancelled, too much wind

 Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 2 with USA, MEX and CAN participants, racing cancelled, too much wind A passing rain front with winds above 30 kn inhibited racing yesterday at the Laser 4.7 World Championship in Belgium, and the rankings after the two races of the opening day remains unchanged.
In the Girls, Anna Monceda ESP leads ahead of Julia Büsselberg GER and Eline Verstraelen BEL. Abbie Carlson USA is 46th among the 105 participants.
Yilkan Timursah TUR, Sofiane Karim FRA and Cesare Barabino ITA are first in the Boys at equal points. Juan Pablo Rivas MEX is 188th, Bryan Jiao USA 195th and Tayte Stefaniuk CAN 216th among the 231 participants
The daily news.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Day 4, three more races in fresh winds

 Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Day 4, three more races in fresh winds The 2017 Contender World Championship in Sonderborg SWE continued yesterday with 3 races sailed in a fresh wind. Before the last races today, it has been decided that the title will go to Australia, either to Jason Beebe AUS or Mark Bulka AUS 2 points behind. The 3rd Jesper Nielsen DEN is 44 points back. Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI, best woman and best Swiss, had her best day and moved up on rank 66 among the 105 participants.
The ranking list and the video of the day.
Friday, July 21, 2017   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 14, racing will resume today on the Mediterranean

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 14, racing will resume today on the Mediterranean After the road transfer from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, a lay day in Roses ESP was on the program yesterday. Today, the crucial phase of the Tour de France with another four Acts (Roses ESP, Grau du Roi Port Camargue, Marseille and Nizza) will begin with the Coastal Race at the Spanish venue. The preview.
First in the interim's overall rankings is 'Trésor de Tahiti' with Teva Plichart TAH 2 points ahead of 'SFS' with Sofian Bouvet FRA.
The event website.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 4, lay day yesterday with two race days left

 Yngling - World Championship 2017 - Sneek NED - Day 4, lay day yesterday with two race days left Lay day in the Netherlands at the Yngling World Championship yesterday. Today and tomorrow, the crucial races will be held, but the outcome is already quite clear, as the leading Tom Otte NED and his team have a 31 points' advantage on the second-ranked Thomas Schutt GER. Lucas Lier DEN follows on rank 3.
The results.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Windsurfing - Techno293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 4, no NorAm Youth Olympics berths earned

 Windsurfing - Techno293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 4, no NorAm Youth Olympics berths earned The Techno293+ World Championship in Quiberon FRA was concluded yesterday, and for the first time, the Youth boat was equipped with the larger rig and sail as to be used in the 2018 Youth Olympics. The 2017 Worlds were the first nations qualification event for the Youth Games with the first six nations by gender earning a nations' slot.
Giorgia Speciale ITA was the winner in the Girls ahead of Aikaterini Divari GRE and Héloïse Macquart FRA. In the Boys, Fabien Pianazza FRA was first in front of Mathurin Jolivet FRA and Leonidas Tsortanidis GRE.

The ranks of the best North Americans by nation:
- Manuel Nores USA 12th (7th nation) as best of 4 USA boys
- Cristobal Hagerman MEX 33rd as best of 3 MEX boys
- Joanna Diego MEX 32nd as best of 5 MEX girls

The report with links to the ranking lists.
Friday, July 21, 2017   (Image © Christophe Favreau)

Class 40 - Les Sables-Horta - Leg 2 - Final results, Phil Sharp GBR/Adrien Hardy FRA overall winners

 Class 40 - Les Sables-Horta - Leg 2 - Final results, Phil Sharp GBR/Adrien Hardy FRA overall winners The second and last leg of tghe Les-Sables-Horta-Les-Sables regatta was concluded yesterday morning. Aymeric Chapellier/Arthur Le Vaillant FRA finished first 15 minutes ahead of Phil Sharp GBR/Adrien Hardy FRA. The Anglo-French team, already second in leg 1, are the clear winners of the Class 44 offshore race.
The report.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - Morges SUI - Day 4, last races today, medal winners known

 F16-Catamaran - European Championship 2017 - Morges SUI - Day 4, last races today, medal winners known 11 races have been sailed so far at the F16 European Championship in Morges and the Medal winners are clear before the last races today. Emanuel Le Chapelier/Eric Le Bouëdec FRA lead 13 points in front of Thoms Proust/Eric Proust FRA and 16 points ahead of Alec Bagué/Stijn Van Dale BEL. Good/Wirtz BEL on the 4th place are already 20 points behind the Bronze Medal.
The ranking list.
Friday, July 21, 2017   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)

America's Cup News from New Zealand

 America's Cup News from New Zealand Team New Zealand has informed on the time schedule for the 36th America's Cup Challenge. In the coming September, the Protocol in preparation together with the Challenger of Record 'Luna Rossa' will be published. The Challenger Series will begin in Autumn 2021 in Auckland NZL. The most important change will be, that a "constructed in country" requirement for competing yachts and a nationality requirement for competing crew members will be included.
The Team NZL Announcement.
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Beach-Catamaran - Nord-West Passage - a new adventure of Yvan Bourgnon SUI

 Beach-Catamaran - Nord-West Passage - a new adventure of Yvan Bourgnon SUI After rounding Cape Horn and a solo round-the-world journey, Yvan Bourgnon SUI started five days ago with his 6 meter beach catamaran to a new adventure: the North-West Passage of the American continent during the short ice-free period. The weather was extremely bad up-to-now and after three rainy days without sun, the solar-panel feeded batteries are empty and the auto-pilot is not operational for the moment. Comes in addition, that - inspite of foul-weather gear - he is all wet and freezing.
His facebook page contains videos, interviews and reports.
 
Top News – Thursday, July 20, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 7, three races left, with 5 contenders for 3 medals,including Stephan Baker USA

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 7, three races left, with 5 contenders for 3 medals,including Stephan Baker USA The Optimist World Championship in Pattaya THA continued yesterday with three races sailed in a moderate 8 to 10 kn breeze.
Marco Gradoni ITA defended his lead with a 13 points' advantage on yesterday's best Muhammad Fauzi Bin Kaman Shah MAS (Malaysia), who finished on the ranks 2/12/2. Options for the title - with three races remaining - have also Mic Sig Kos Mohr CRC (Costa Rica), Stephan Baker USA and Haoze Fang CHN.
The ranking list, the daily news and the videos.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 13, relocation to the Mediterranean Sea

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Act 6 - Roses ESP - Day 13, relocation to the Mediterranean Sea Yesterday, the Tour de France fleet was relocated on the road from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea, where Act 6 will begin tomorrow in Roses ESP. The event website contains a first summary of the organisers on the much animated first half of the Tour. After five Acts, the leading multihulls are closely together. 'Trésors de Tahiti' with Teva Plichard TAH is only two points ahead of 'SFS' with Sofian Bouvet FRA.
The ranking list.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 1, kickoff with two races per fleet, with USA, MEX and CAN participants

 Laser 4.7 - Youth World Championship 2017 - Nieuwpoort BEL - Day 1, kickoff with two races per fleet, with USA, MEX and CAN participants Good conditions prevailed on the first day of the Laser 4.7 World Championship in Niewpoort, and both fleets completed two races each.
In the Girls, Anna Moncada ESP has taken the lead one point ahead of Julia Büsselberg EGR. Eline Verstraelen BEL follows as 3rd. Abbie Carlson USA is 46th among the 105 participants.
In the Boys, Yilkan Timursah TUR, Sofiane Karim FRA and Cesare Barabino ITA were the winners of their groups in both races, taking the overall lead jointly. Juan Pablo Rivas MEX is 188th, Bryan Jiao USA 195th and Tayte Stefaniuk CAN 216th among the 231 participants.
The daily news with links to the ranking lists.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Day 3, leader change

 Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Day 3, leader change The 105 Contenders sailed another race yesterday in Denmark and a leader change happened. Finishing on rank 2, Jason Beebe AUS has taken the overall lead 2 points ahead of Mark Bulka AUS and Jesper Nielsen DEN at equal points. The best of the 7 women sailing (and best Swiss), Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI, is now on the 82nd place.
The ranking list and the video of the day.
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Windsurfing - Techno293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 3, another 3 races in up to 20 kn winds

 Windsurfing - Techno293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 3, another 3 races in up to 20 kn winds The Techno 293 Worlds continued yesterday with three races per fleet in freshening winds of up to 20 kn.
In the Youth Boys, Fabien Pianazza FRA hs taken the lead 2 points ahead of Leonidas Tortanidis GRE. Giorgia Speciale ITA extended her lead in the Youth Girls on 4 points. New on rank 2 is Héloïse Macquaert FRA. The Open rankings belong to the Japanes with 70% of the participants.
The daily news and the event website with all results.
 
Top News – Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 6 - No wind

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 6 - No wind The 281 participants of the Optimist Worlds in Thailand waited in vain for the breeze yesterday. After a thunderstorm at noon, the wind disappeared and racing had to be cancelled. Here the news.
The IODA (Class Association) Annual Meeting voted in favour of Antigua as venue for the 2019 World Championship. The 2019 European Championship will be in Crozon-Morgat FRA. Last year, the Worlds and Europeans 2018 were allotted to Cyprus (Famagusta) and the Netherlands (Scheveningen).
The event website.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

Contender - World Championship 2017 - Sonderborg DEN - Day 2

Appartently, there was no wind in Sonderborg SWE yesterday at the Contender-Worlds. Leader after the two races of the opening day is Mark Bulka AUS ahead of Jason Beebe AUS and Jesper Nielsen DEN. The best Swiss and best woman is Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI on rank 66 among the 105 starters.
The results and the video of the day.
Racing can be followed live over GPS tracking.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

Windsurfing - Techno 293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 2, with USA and MEX teams

The Techno Windsurfer World Championship in Quiberon FRA has been underway for two days, for the first time sailed with a new Youth board version - the Techno293 - with a larger rig to be used at the Youth Olympics in 2018. Quiberon regatta is a qualification event for the Youth Olympics.
After 4 races, Giorgia Speciale ITA is first in the Girls (50 participants, 23 nations). In the Boys (95 participants, 28 nations, 5 continents), two Greek windsurfers are ahead with Alexandros Kalpogiannakis GRE first and Leonidas Tsortanidis GRE second. Fabien Pianazza FRA follows on rank 3.

The ranks of the best North Americans by nation:
- Stephen Cramer USA 19th as best of 4 USA boys
- Cristobal Hagerman MEX 32nd as best of 3 MEX boy
- Joanna Diego MEX 31st as best of 5 MEX girls

The daily news.
 
Top News – Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 5 - USA Team Race World Champion

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 5 - USA Team Race World Champion The best 16 nation teams sailed yesterday the Final of the Team Race Championship. In a thight last duel, the USA defeated China, while Malaysia earned the Bronze-Medal. The results and the news.
Today, the individual fleetracing Worlds continue. After the Qualification phase, Marco Gradoni ITA is first with a 2 points' lead on Roy Levi ISR.
The results.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017   

Offshore records - the new Maxi-Trimaran 'Gitana' has been launched yesterday

 Offshore records - the new Maxi-Trimaran 'Gitana' has been launched yesterday The 32-meter Trimaran 'Gitana', the first foiling offshore multihull, has been launched in Vannes FRA yesterday. No doubt, she will be able to improve a number of ocean records in the coming years. Her first start in a race has been planned for this fall, i.e. the Transat Jacques Vabre. Sébastien Josse FRA will be the skipper.
The news.
 
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