International – Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018   

A-Cat - World Championship 2018 - Hervey Bay AUS - Day 3 - Too windy

 A-Cat - World Championship 2018 - Hervey Bay AUS - Day 3 - Too windy Too much wind at the A-Cat Worlds in Australia this morning UTC and racing had to be cancelled for the day. Yesterday, we informed about the positions after 5 races before the final heat of the day was completed.
The rankings on top did not change: Glenn Ashby AUS remains leading in the Open classification 5 points ahead of Misch Heemskerk NED. New on rank 3 is Blair Tuke NZL.
In the Classics, 9 races have been completed. Andrew Landenberger AUS leads with a 5 points' advantage on Scott Anderson AUS. Graeme Parker AUS is 3rd.
The ranking lists and the news of yesterday.
International – Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Tuesday, November 20, 2018   

A-Cat - World Championship 2018 Hervey BAY - AUS - DAY 2

 A-Cat - World Championship 2018 Hervey BAY - AUS - DAY 2 Racing is underway in Australia this morning UTC and two races have been completed so far.
Glenn Ashby AUS extended his lead with another race win in the Open rankings. Mischa Heemskerk NED on rank 2 is now 11 points behind. Darren Bundock AUS, best of the day so far with the ranks 4 and 1 moved up on rank 3.
In the Classic rankings, Andrew Landenberger AUS added another race win as well and is now 9 points in front of Scott Anderson AUS. Graeme Parker AUS, day ranks 1 and 2, climbed on rank 3 overall.
The ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018   

Multihulls - St-Barth Cata Cup 2018, St-Barthélemy FRA, final results, Stroebel/Risoer USA 11th best NorAm team

 Multihulls - St-Barth Cata Cup 2018, St-Barthélemy FRA, final results, Stroebel/Risoer USA 11th best NorAm team Overall winners of the 11th St-Barth Cata Cup were not the clear leaders Iordanis Paschalidis/Konstantinos Trigonis GRE on their way to the fifth race win, but Patrick Demesmaeker/Olivier Gagliani BEL. The Greek World Champions rounded mark in the wrong direction, retired therefore from the race and dropped on rank 4 overall. The podium was completed by Enrique Figueroa/Ruben Booth ESP and Pablo Volker/Sergio Mehl ARG. Steven Stroebel/Michael Risoer USA finished 11th and Nedim Alca/Brian Hunt CAN 40th among the 46 participants from 11 nations.
The news and the final results.
International – Monday, November 19, 2018
Monday, November 19, 2018   

A-Cat - World Championship 2018 - Hervey Bay AUS - Day 1

 A-Cat - World Championship 2018 - Hervey Bay AUS - Day 1 Three races per fleet were sailed this morning UTC at the A-Cat World Championship in Australia and in both categories - the Foilers and the Classics - the dominators of the Australian Nationals of last week are in the lead with three bullets each.
Glen Ashby AUS is on top of the Open 6 points ahead of Mischa Heemskerk NED. On the 3rd place follows the 49er Olympic and America's Cup Champion Blair Tuke NZL. The best woman is the 2018 World Sailor of the Year Carolijn Brouwer NED on rank 35.
In the Classics, Andrew Landenberger AUS booked three race wins. Scott Anderson AUS and Alberto Farnesi SWE follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
The ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Monday, November 19, 2018   (Image © Martinez Studios)

RC44 - Cascis Cup - Cascais POR - Final results

 RC44 - Cascis Cup - Cascais POR - Final results No wind on the final day of the RC44 Cascais Cup der RC44, the last event of the annual championship. Nico Pons MON with his 'Charisma' (tactics Ray Davies NZL) is the winner and at the same time the RC44 2018 Annual Champion ahead of 'Team Aqua' of Chris Bake GBR (Cameron Appleton NZL) and 'Ceeref' of Igor Lah SLO (Adrian Stead GBR).
The final report and the ranking lists.
International – Sunday, November 18, 2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018   

RC44 - RC44 Cascais Cup, Cascais POR, day 3

 RC44 -  RC44 Cascais Cup, Cascais POR, day 3 After two light days with a large Atlantic swell running, an aggressive-looking cold front off the Portugese coast filled in and delayed racing on the penultimate day of the RC44 Cascais Cup. Finally, the wind built into sailable mid-20 and two races could be sailed.
'Charisma' of Nico Poons MON (tactics Ray Davies NZL) dominated the day in the dramatically different conditions with two race wins and will start to today's final races with a three points' lead over the tied 'Team Aqua' (Chris Bake GBR/Cameron Appleton NZL) and 'Team Ceeref' (Igor Lah SLO/Adrian Stead GBR).
The results and the news.
Sunday, November 18, 2018   

A-Cat - World Championship 2018 - Hervey Bay AUS - Day 1

 A-Cat - World Championship 2018 - Hervey Bay AUS - Day 1 No wind this morning UTC at the opening of the A-Cat World Championship in Australia for the 69 Foiler-Cats and the 45 Classic. The clear favorite is Glen Ashby AUS, 9-fold World Champion, skipper of the America's Cup 'Team NZL' and World Champion in the foiling GC32 catamarans (with Sébastien Schneiter SUI), the "Foiler-King' of the year.
The event facebook page and the event website.
International – Saturday, November 17, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018   (Image © Martinez Studios)

RC44 - RC44 Cascais Cup, Cascais POR, day 2

 RC44 -  RC44 Cascais Cup, Cascais POR, day 2 To make up for yesterday’s missed race and with the prospect of a possibly ‘too big’ weekend ahead, four races were held on day two of the RC44 Cascais Cup, the final event of the 2018 championship for the high performance owner driver one designs. As yesterday, conditions on the water were warm for mid-November, with the sun out and wind that started at 10-12 knots and dropped off to six, as forecast, as the afternoon wore on.
The four race winners were 'Peninsula Petroleum' of John Bassadone GBR (Vasco Vascotto ITA tactician), 'Artemis Racing' of Torbjörn Tornquist SWE (Andy Horton USA), 'Charisma' of Nico Poons MON (Ray Davies NZL) and 'Team Nika' of Vladimir Prosikhin RUS (Dean Barker NZL). The overall lead is with 'Charisma' one point ahead of 'Nika'.
The results and the news of the day.
International – Friday, November 16, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018   

Diam 24 - GP Pacifique des Jeux - Tahiti FRA - Final results

 Diam 24 - GP Pacifique des Jeux - Tahiti FRA - Final results Yesterday, the Grand Prix Pacifique des Jeux and herewith the 2018 season of the Diam 24-trimarans was concluded on Bora Bora.
Winners of the two short races were again ‘Mood’ with Damien Iehl FRA and ‘Tresors de Tahiti’ with Pierre Pennec FRA. Finishing 5th and 2nd, Laurane Mettraux SUI ('CER') followed 3rd.
The unconstant winds around Bora Bora prompted the Race Committee to split the coastal race in two parts. ‘Mood’ with Damien Iehl FRA won the first half, ‘CER’ with Laurane Mettraux SUI/SNG the second part.
Overall final winner of the GP was Pierre Pennec FRA ahead of Damien Iehl FRA and Stevie Morrison GBR. Laurane Mettraux SUI on 4th missed the podium by a small margin. Bernard Stamm SUI follows on rank 5.
The [url=wxw.gppacifiquedesjeux.com/]event website[url].
Friday, November 16, 2018   

RC44 - RC44 Cascais Cup, Cascais POR, day 1

Warm temperatures and light winds prevailed on the opening day of the RC44 Cascais Cup, the final regatta of 2018 for the high performance one design monohulls and two race could be completed.
Vladimir Prosikhin RUS 'Nika' (tactics Dean Barker NZL) won the first race, Chris Bake GBR 'Team Aqua' (Cameron Appleton NZL) the second heat, taking the overall lead after day one.
The daily news.
Friday, November 16, 2018   

A-Cat - Australian National Championship 2018 - Hervey Bay AUS - Final results, Hall USA 5th Classic

 A-Cat - Australian National Championship 2018 - Hervey Bay AUS - Final results, Hall USA 5th Classic No change on top of the rankings after the final three races of the A-Cat Australian Nationals yesterday.
Glen Ashby AUS booked three bullets and terminated the Championship as outstanding winner and top favorite for the World Championship beginning at the same venue on Sunday. Peter Burling NZL and Mischa Heemskerk NED finished 2nd and 3rd.
In the Classics, Andrew Landenberger AUS was the clear winner ahead of Scott Andersen AUS and Graeme Parker AUS. Ben Hall USA followed as 5th.
All ranking lists and the event website.
International – Thursday, November 15, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018   (Image © Gordon Upton)

A-Cat - Australian National Championship 2018 - Hervey Bay AUS - Day 3, Ben Hall USA 5th in Classics

 A-Cat - Australian National Championship 2018 - Hervey Bay AUS - Day 3, Ben Hall USA 5th in Classics This morning UTC, two races were already completed at the Australian A-Cart Nationals, the tune-up event to the World Championship beginning next weekend.
With two more race wins, Glen Ashby AUS continued his winning streak and has now an 11 points lead on Peter Burling NZL. Mischa Heemskerk NED follows as 3rd. 58 participants. Here the Open ranking list.
In the non-foiling Classic rankings, Andrew Landenberger AUS continues to dominate. The only one sailing more or less sailing at his level is Scott Anderson AUS. Ben Hall USA follows as 5th. The event website.
Thursday, November 15, 2018   

Diam 24 - GP Pacifique des Jeux - Bora Bora FRA - Day 4

 Diam 24 - GP Pacifique des Jeux - Bora Bora FRA - Day 4 After two short round-the-buoys races on Raiatea Bay, the fleet sailed a 40nm leg to Bora Bora.
‘Oman Sail’ with Stevie Morrison GBR, ranks 1 and 2, was best in the short races ahead of ‘Mood’ with Damien Iehl FRA (1-3) and ‘Trésors de Tahiti’ with Pierre Pennec FRA (4-2). On the ranks 4 and 5 followed the two Swiss teams of Bernard Stamm SUI and Lauranne Mettraux SUI/SNG.
The long-distance race was won after 3hrs 16min by ‘Trésors de Tahiti’, followed by ‘Oman Sail’ and ‘Mood’.
First in the overall rankings remains ‘Oman Sail’ ahead ‘Trésors de Tahiti’ and ‘Mood’. Laurane Mettraux SUI and Bernard Stamm are on the ranks 4 and 5.
The event website.
International – Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018   

Star - Schoonmaker Cup, Miami FL - Final results

 Star - Schoonmaker Cup, Miami FL - Final results The seventh annual Miami Star Winter Series got underway November 10-11 on Biscayne Bay with the Schoonmaker Cup in Miami, FL. Hosted at Coral Reef Yacht Club, the two day, four race event kicked off on Saturday after a delay, when a light easterly began to fill in. Three more races were held on Sunday in various conditions.
Arthur Anosov/Brian Fatih USA finished first overall at equal points with Augie Diaz/Roger Cheer USA. Kevin McNeil/Arnis Baltins USA completed the podium.
The results and the Midwinter's website.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018   

Diam 24 - GP Pacifique des Jeux - Tahiti FRA - Day 3

 Diam 24 - GP Pacifique des Jeux - Tahiti FRA - Day 3 A 30-mile transfer leg from Huaine to Raiatea was on the program of the 3rd day of the Grand Prix Pacifique des Jeux. The scheduled short races had to be cancelled due to unconstant winds.
The well-established seabreeze during the long-distance race allowed for a downwind speed-race won by the local ‘Trésors de Tahiti Pro’ with Pierre Pennec FRA steering. They reduced their backlog onthe still leading ‘Oman Sail’ (Stevie Morrison GBR), 2nd in this leg, on one point.
The [url=wxw.gppacifiquedesjeux.com/]event website[url].
Wednesday, November 14, 2018   

World Sailing Annual Conference - Comments re the contested selection of Olympic events

 World Sailing Annual Conference - Comments re the contested selection of Olympic events In the sailing media and among most Olympic classes sailors, the decisions regarding the Olympic events 2024, taken in early November at the World Sailing Annual Meeting, are much critisised. For the first time ever, non-existing disciplines on unknown boats have been chosen !
Clear words come from the past-ISAF President Paul Henderson CAN in his comment (PDF) and also from the President of the Italian Sailing Federation Francesco Ettore ITA in his communiqué. A explicit critic regarding the eliminated Finn Class written by the former Olympian Laura Baldwin GBR was published in Sail World.
International – Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018   

Diam 24 - GP Pacifique des Jeux - Tahiti FRA - Day 2

 Diam 24 - GP Pacifique des Jeux - Tahiti FRA - Day 2 Today, the longest regatta of the Grand Prix Pacifique des Jeux over 90nm - from Moorea to Huahine - was on the program. After the start inside the lagoon, the wind was freshening on the open Pacific Ocean, allowing the 8 teams a fast downwind ride with speeds exceeding 15kn.
‘Oman Sail’ with Stevie Morrison GBR was the winner ahead of ‘Trésors de Tahiti’ with Pierre Pennec FRA. ‘Mood’ with Damien Iehl FRA finished on 3rd . Bernard Stamm SUI with his ‘Cheminée Poujoulat’ sailed his best result so far finishing 4th. ‘CER’ with Laurane Mettraux SUI/SNG had a bad start but coming from behind, she terminated the race on the 5th place.
Overall leader is now 'Oman Sail' ahead of ‘Trésors de Tahiti’ and 'Mood’. The two Swiss teams ‘CER’ and ‘Cheminée Poujoulat’ follow on the ranks 4 and 5.
The [url=wxw.gppacifiquedesjeux.com/]event website[url].
Tuesday, November 13, 2018   (Image © Michael Chittenden)

18 Footer - Spring Championship 2018 - Sydney AUS - Races 5 & 6

 18 Footer - Spring Championship 2018 - Sydney AUS - Races 5 & 6 Last Sunday, we informed on the outcome of the 18-footer Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour over livestream. Two races were held, initially in moderate winds, freshening during the second heat. The race winners were 'Asko Appliances' and 'Finport'.
Most teams opted for the larger rig, but the situation became critical for many during the second race, when the smaller rig would have been the right choice. Spectacular scenes such as the 'frontflip' of 'Pittwater Marine' (see photo) occurred.
The news with a full replay of the live coverage.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018   

Star - Star Sailors League - Finals - Nassau BAH - the preparations

 Star - Star Sailors League - Finals - Nassau BAH - the preparations Early December, the Star Sailors League Final will take place on the Bahamas, the highest-quality yachtracing event of this year with the best-ranked Starboat sailors and top-athletes from other Classes. Five World Champions from Olympic Classes will take part and prepare themselves in a clinic held on Lake Garda during these days. On this occasion, the organiser Frithjof Kleen GER interviewed the 2018 World Sailor of the Year Pavlos Kontides CYP, who will start in Nassau together with Markus Koy GER.
The interview.
International – Monday, November 12, 2018
Monday, November 12, 2018   

Star - South American Championship 2018 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Final results

 Star - South American Championship 2018 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Final results The final outcome at the Starboat South American Championship 2018 was close with Robert Scheidt/Arthur Lopes BRA back in the Star again as final winner after 6 races ahead of Lars Grael/Samuel Goncalves BRA at equal points. The newly crowned World Champions Jorge Zarif/Ubiraton Matas BRA followed on rank 3. No doubt, that Robert Scheidt BRA will have a say in the Star Sailors League Final on the Bahamas in four weeks' time.
The results and the short report.
Monday, November 12, 2018   

Kiteboarding - World Kiteboarding Championship - Dakhla MOR - Final Day

 Kiteboarding - World Kiteboarding Championship - Dakhla MOR - Final Day The finals for both the Men and Women were held today at Dakhla Spirit, with perfect conditions for the last day of Competition in Morocco. The winners were:
Women’s Final results 1st Mikaili Sol BRA, 2nd Francesca Bagnoli ITA, 3rd Paula Novotna CZE, 4th Therese Taabbell DEN
Men’s Final Results 1st Carlos Mario BRA, 2nd Adeuri Corniel DOM, 3rd Set Teixeira BRA, 4th Maxime Chabloz SUI
The event website.
Monday, November 12, 2018   

Diam 24 - GP Pacifique des Jeux - Tahiti FRA - Day 1

 Diam 24 - GP Pacifique des Jeux - Tahiti FRA - Day 1 The Diam World Tour Final off Papetee/Tahiti began this morning UTC with two short races sailed in fresh winds around 20kn, followed by a 22nm offshore race Moorea. Leader after the short races was ‘CER’ with Lauranne Mettraux SUI/SNG finishing on the ranks 1 and 2. ‘Oman Sail’ and ‘Mood’ with Damien Iehl FRA follow as 2nd and 3rd overall.
The good sailing conditions stayed on during the long-distance race and only towards the end, the breeze became unconstant. Winner after 2hrs 11min was ‘Mood’ with Damien Iehl FRA. ‘Trésors de Tahiti’ with Pierre Pennec FRA followed on rank 2. ‘Oman Sail’ replaced 'CER' on 3rd by a small margin. ‘Cheminées Poujoulat’ with Bernard Stamm SUI followed on rank 5.
In the overall rankings, ‘Mood’ is now ahead of ‘Oman’ and ‘CER’. Tomorrow, the longest race with 90nm is on the program. The wind forecast is again excellent.
The [url=wxw.gppacifiquedesjeux.com/]event website[url].
Monday, November 12, 2018   

Flying Phantom - Foiling Generation - Key Biscayne FL, USA - Final results

 Flying Phantom - Foiling Generation - Key Biscayne FL, USA - Final results After a year of regional qualifying races held all over the world, a global lineup of top young sailors from 16 countries and five continents faced off in the second-ever Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final on November 9-11 in Miami, FL sailed on Flying Phantoms.
In the Final of the best four, McHardie/McKenzie NZL were the winners ahead of Demesmaeker/Wirtz BEL and Christenssen/Järrudd SWE. Haberl/Prettner AUT followed on rank 4. The USA team Ian MacDiarmid/Nicolas Muller was eliminated in the second round.
The results and the event website.
International – Sunday, November 11, 2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018   

Diam 24 - GP Pacifique des Jeux - Tahiti FRA - Practice Day

 Diam 24 - GP Pacifique des Jeux - Tahiti FRA - Practice Day The eight teams at the Grand Prix Pacifique des Jeux in Pampetee sailed three tune-up short and coastal race on their Diam's yesterday. No results were published (up to now), but among the first were always Damien Iehl FRA (‘Mood’), ‘Oman Sail’ and Laurane Mettraux SNG on ‘CER’. Tomorrow begins the GP with a format similar to the Tour de France with short and coastal races from island to island. Tomorrow, the 18-mile leg from Papeete to Moorea is on the program
The [url=wxw.gppacifiquedesjeux.com/]event website[url].
Sunday, November 11, 2018   

Melges 40 - Grand Prix Act 4/Finals - Lanzarote ESP - Day 3

 Melges 40 - Grand Prix Act 4/Finals - Lanzarote ESP - Day 3 With another successful day (3/2/2), Alessandro Rombelli ITA (tactics Francesco Bruni ITA) secured the win of Act 4 in Lanzarote and herewith the overall 2018 Annual Trophy victory. The remaining podium spots will be sailed off in the last race today. Yukihiro Ishida JPN (Manu Weiller ESP) on 2nd is 4 points ahead of Andrea Lacorte ITA (Gabriele Benussi ITA). Only another point back follows Valentin Zavadnikov MON (Michele Ivaldi ITA) who keeps a chance for a medal.
The results and the news.
International – Saturday, November 10, 2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018   

Diam 24 - GP Pacifique des Jeux - Tahiti FRA

 Diam 24 - GP Pacifique des Jeux - Tahiti FRA Today on Tahiti, the 'Grand Prix Pacifique des Jeux', the final Act of the Diam-24-Trimarans' annual chsmpionship, will be initiated. In addition to a number of short round-the-buoy races, a long-distance regatta between the Southern Ocean islands Moorea and Huahine, with 90nm the longest race of this young class, is on the program. 'CER Genève' with Laurane Mettraux SNG and ‘Cheminées Poujoulat’ with Bernard Stamm SUI represent Switzerland. Comes in addition Damien Iehl FRA with ‘Mood’ who steered the D35 cat ‘Swisscom’ on Lake Geneva during the past season.
We shall report daily.
Saturday, November 10, 2018   

Melges 40 - Grand Prix - Act 4 - Lanzarote ESP - Day 2

 Melges 40 - Grand Prix - Act 4 - Lanzarote ESP - Day 2 The Melges 40 are sailing the 4th and final Act of their 2018 Grand Prix on Lanzarote. The Class has not yet a wide-spread popularity as in their second year of its existance, only five teams are present. However, the standard is high with prominent professionals on the crew lists.
On rank 1 after 6 races is Alessandro Rombelli ITA with Francesco Bruni ITA as tactician, followed by Valentin Zavadnikov RUS (Michele Ivaldi ITA) and Andrea La Corte ITA (Gabriele Benussi ITA) at equal points.
The ranking list and the daily news.
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