International – 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).
International – 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   

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.
International – 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.
International – 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.
International – 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.
International – Monday, July 17, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 4 - Team Racing, USA qualified for best-16 round

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 4 - Team Racing, USA qualified for best-16 round The first round of the Optimist Team Race Championship was on the program yesterday, the traditional event after the individual Championship's halftime. Singapore, France, Sweden, Malaysia, Germany, China, Korea, Ireland from Groupe Bravo and USA, Peru, Thailand, Turkey, Italy, England, Hong Kong and Brazil from Groupe Alpha qualified for the races of the best-sixteen of today.
The event website with all results and reports.
Monday, July 17, 2017   

M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Final results, Phil Robertson NZL World Champion

 M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Final results, Phil Robertson NZL World Champion A rain front with wind speeds of up to 40 kn inhibited racing on the final day of the inaugural M32 catamaran World Championship in Marstrand SWE. Phil Robertson NZL and his team were the clear winner ahead of Jonas Warrer DEN and Chris Steele NZL. 15 teams racing.
The results and the event website.
Monday, July 17, 2017   (Image © Kurt Arrigo)

Farr 40 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Final results, Roepers/Hutchinson USA defend title

 Farr 40 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Final results, Roepers/Hutchinson USA defend title The Farr40 World Championship was concluded on Sardinia yesterday with four races sailed in a perfect 16-20 kn breeze. Nothing changed on the podium: Alex Roepers USA (tactics Terry Hutchinson USA) defended his title successfully ahead of Alberto Rossi ITA (Vasco Vascotto ITA) who reduced the backlog on 3 points during the final races. Helmut Jahn USA and his team followed on rank 3.
The news with results.
International – Sunday, July 16, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Final results - Gold for Australia and Poland, McNay/Hughes USA 7th

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Final results - Gold for Australia and Poland, McNay/Hughes USA 7th The 470 World Championshipsailing-news.com/admin1_0/index1.php?vm=99&vi=42992&s=1&vflip=0&vmode=modeEdit&vfolder=&vsearch=# 2017 in Thessaloniki GRE ended yesterday with the Medal Races.
The duel in the 470 men between Anton Dahlberg/Frederik Bergström SWE and Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS was decided on the starting line, when the Swedes erroneously returned after an alleged premature start letting the Australians go. This is the seventh World Champion's title for Matthew Belcher AUS l ! David Bargehr/Lukas Mähr AUT on 3rd won the first 470 Worlds medal for Austria. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA, rank 8 in the Medal Race, finished the Championship on the 7th place.
In the 470 women, Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL had no difficulty to manage the big points' advantage and a 7th rank in the Medal Race was good enough to clearly win the Worlds' title. Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR earned Silver, Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol SLO defended their 3rd place an took Bronze.
All ranking lists, the news and the videos.
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 3, Baker USA 6th

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 3, Baker USA 6th The qualifications for the Gold-, Silver-, Bronze- and Emarald Fleets ended yesterday with another two races.
Marco Gradoni ITA, day ranks 1 and 2 in his Group, took the overall lead 2 points ahead of Roy Levi ISR. Mic Sig Kos Mohr CRC follows on rank 3. The best of the four USA Optimists qualified for the Goldfleet is Stephan Baker USA on rank 6.
The ranking list and the videos.
Today, the Team-Race World Championship is on the program. On Monday, the individual fleetracing Worlds will continue.
Sunday, July 16, 2017   (Image © Marina Semenova)

Melges 20 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Final results, no change on podium, Rytov RUS champion

 Melges 20 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Final results, no change on podium, Rytov RUS champion No changes on the podium occurred after the two last races of the Melges 20 European Championship. Igor Rytov RUS and his team defended the lead just one point ahead of Alexander Novoselov RUS and Alessandro Rombelli ITA, earning Silver and Bronze.
The news and the final rankings.
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Final results, Daida Moreno ESP and Philipp Köster GER winners

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Final results, Daida Moreno ESP and Philipp Köster GER winners The PWA Wave Worldcup event on Gran Canaria was concluded yesterday in a fresh up to 40 kn breeze with the Double Elimination Final. On their home waters, the never-ending duel between the Moreno twins continued, and it was again Daida who had the upperhand on Iballa. Lisa Erpstein GER followed on 3rd, her first Worldcup podium. In the men's category, Philipp Köster GER defeated the reigning Worldchampion Victor Fernandez ESP.
All details on the PWA website.
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Final results, Heemskerk/Dekker NED superior champions, USA cats on ranks 52 and 56

 F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Final results, Heemskerk/Dekker NED superior champions, USA cats on ranks 52 and 56 With the ranks 1 and 2 in the last races of the F18 World Championship in Denmark, Mischa Heemskerk/Stephan Dekker NED confirmed their superiority winning with a 19 points' advantage of Demesmaeker/Tas BEL on 2nd. Van Dijk/De Ward NED won one of the races and moved up on the 3rd place overall. Stroebel/Hopps USA are on rank 52, Bingham/Stewart USA on rank 56 among the 124 teams from 17 nations.
The final results and the event website.
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Day 3, Robertson NZL extends the lead

 M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Day 3, Robertson NZL extends the lead The M32 catamaran World Championship 2017 continued in Marstrand SWE yesterday in a 10-12 kn wind with 5 races. Phil Robertson NZL and his team extended their lead in the overall ranking to 8 points. Jonas Warrer DEN and Chris Steele NZL defended their 2nd and 3rd place.
The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Sunday, July 16, 2017   (Image © Kurt Arrigo)

Farr 40 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 3, Roepers/Hutchinson USA on the way to the Championship title

 Farr 40 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 3, Roepers/Hutchinson USA on the way to the Championship title Four races were held yesterday in a moderate 8 to 12 k breeze at the Farr-40 World Championship on Sardinia ITA. 'Plenty' of Alex Roepers USA with Terry Hutchinson USA as tactician extended their overall lead with the day ranks 1/2/1/2 and their advantage on the famous architect Helmut Jahn USA (tactics Morgan Reeser USA) is 12 points before the last races today.
The results and the daily news.
International – Saturday, July 15, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017   

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 6, McNay/Hughes USA 6th

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 6, McNay/Hughes USA 6th 12-14 kn, the freshest breeze so far at the 470 Worlds in Thessaloniki GRE, was blowing during the last three qualification races for the Medal Races of today.
Anton Dahlberg/Frederik Bergström SWE and Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS definitely have their 470 men Medals. Separated by one point only, a match between the two will decide on the Worlds title. Whoever finishes ahead will take Gold. David Bargehr/Lukas Mähr AUT on 3rd have an 8 points' lead on Deniz Cinar/Ates Cinar TUR and Bronze is not far away. McNay/Hughes USA start to the last race from the 6th place at equal points with the 5th. Calabrese/Mac Diarmid USA are 29th in the final rankings, Rogers/Parkin USA 42nd.
In the 470 women, Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL are about to win their first World Champions' title as they start to the Medal Race with a solid 16 points' advantage on the Olympic Champion Hannah Mills GBR with her new crew Eilidh McIntyre GBR. Six points farther back follow Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol SLO, who will have to defend Bronze against Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED 5 points behind.
The results and the daily news.
The start to the 470 women Medal Race will be at 13.30h CET, the 470 men's turn will be at 14.15h. The live ticker will inform on the outcome.
Saturday, July 15, 2017   

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 2, two USA boys in top ten

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 2, two USA boys in top ten A fresh 16 to 18 kn breeze prevailed on day two of the Optimist World Championship 2017 in Pattaya THA, and at the end of the day, the kids rushed downwind ashore in a thunderstorm. The two races of the day changed the ranking lists substantially.
After 4 races sailed (still without discard), Mic Sig Kos Mohr CRC (Costa Rica) and Marco Gradoni ITA are on top at equal points. Roy Levi ISR advanced on rank 3. The best North Americans are Stefan Baker USA on 5th, Mitchell Callahan USA on 8th. Today, two more races are on the program before the Groups will be reorganised in Gold-, Silver-, Bronze- and Emerald-Fleets.
The ranking list, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, July 15, 2017   

J/80 - World Championship 2017 - Cowes GBR - Final results, Rayco Tabares ESP defends Worlds' title

 J/80 - World Championship 2017 - Cowes GBR - Final results, Rayco Tabares ESP defends Worlds' title No change on top of the rankings in the two last races of the J/80 Worlds. The defending champion Rayco Tabares ESP finished twice as second and consolidated his first position ahead of Eric Brezellec FRA 18 points behind. Thanks to two race wins, Simon Moriceau FRA and his team earned the Bronze Medal. 47 teams from 8 nations participated.
The final rankings and the event website with videos.
Saturday, July 15, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 6, four women and five men qualified for today's Finals

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 6, four women and five men qualified for today's Finals Suboptimal conditions prevailed yesterday on Gran Canaria, but at least, a short weather window allowed to continue with the Double Elimination. Today, final day of the event, Daida Moreno ESP, Iballa Moreno ESP, Lina Erpenstein GER and Justyna Sniady POL will fight for the women's victory. In the men's, Philip Köster GER, Victor Fernandez ESP, Thomas Traversa FRA, Ricardo Campello VEN and Marcilio Browne BRA meet in today's final.
All details on the event website.
Saturday, July 15, 2017   

F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 4, Stroebel/Hopps USA down on 48thHeemskerk/Dekker NED new leaders

 F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 4, Stroebel/Hopps USA down on 48thHeemskerk/Dekker NED new leaders Mischa Heemskerk/Stephan Dekker NED realised three bullets yesterday and jumped on top of the overall rankings. But their advantage on the second-ranked Demesmaeker/Tas BEL is only 2 points, and even the two-times Olympic medalist Mitch Booth ESP with his son Ruben Booth ESP 12 points back has theoretical chances for the title. Stroebel/Hopps USA are down on 48th, Bingham/Stewart USA 56th.
The ranking list and the event website.
Saturday, July 15, 2017   (Image © Kurt Arrigo)

Farr 40 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 2, Roepers/Hutchinson USA first leaders

 Farr 40 - World Championship 2017 - Porto Cervo ITA - Day 2, Roepers/Hutchinson USA first leaders After the cancelled races on Thursday, opening day of the Farr 40 World Championship on Sardinia ITA, race one was started yesterday in the late afternoon in a still fresh up to 25 kn wind, causing minor equipment failures and weird manoeuvres of some of the owner-steered boats. At the end of the race, the defending champion Alex Roepers USA with Terry Hutchinson USA as tactician was first ahead of Alberto Rossi/Vasco Vascotto ITA on rank 2.
The news with results.
International – Friday, July 14, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 5, McNay/Hughes USA 7th

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 5, McNay/Hughes USA 7th Yesterday, the seabreeze filled in only late and very light at the 470 World Championship in Greece, allowing to sail just one race.
In the 470 women, Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL added another top-3 rank to their results' sheet and extended their lead on 16 pointsa. Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR remained on rank2, Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol SLO follow 3 points behind on the 3rd place.
In the 470 men, Anton Dahlberg/Fredrik Bergström SWE sailed their discard result, an 18th place, but they clearly remain on top with an 8 points' advantage on David Bargehr/Lukas Mähr AUT. Belcher/Ryan AUS follow closely behind on the 3rd position. Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA on the 7th overall place have an 11 points margin on rank 11 and are in a good position to qualify for the Medal Race at the end of the day.
Today, three more races are on the program before tomorrow's Medal Races for the 10 best per fleet. All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Racing can be followed today over the live ticker.
Friday, July 14, 2017   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 1, Liam O'Keffee USA 10th

 Optimist - World Championship 2017 - Pattaya THA - Day 1, Liam O'Keffee USA 10th Two races were sailed yesterday on day one of the 2017 Optimist World Championship in Pattaya THA. The record-size 281 boats' fleet from 61 nations is split in four Groups.
Olivier Jaquet NED won both races of his Group and is the first overall leader ahead of Marco Gradoni ITA and Haoze Fang CHN on the ranks 2 and 3. Liam O'Keffee USA is the best North American on rank 10. Beatriz Gago POR is the best girl on rank 11.
The ranking list and the event website.
Racing can be followed over GPS tracking and a live ticker.
Friday, July 14, 2017   (Image © Marina Semenova)

Melges 20 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Day 2, major position changes on top

 Melges 20 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Day 2, major position changes on top Three races were completed on day two of the Melges 20 European Championship at the Croatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. Position changes on top with Igor Rytov RUS as first ahead of Alessandro Rombelli ITA (with Francesco Bruni ITA) at equal points. The podium is completed by Kalomeni Orel MON (with Sebastien Col)
The results and the news.
Friday, July 14, 2017   

J/80 - World Championship 2017 - Cowes GBR - Day 4, leader Tabares ESP loosing some points, but still ahead

 J/80 - World Championship 2017 - Cowes GBR - Day 4, leader Tabares ESP loosing some points, but still ahead Three more races were completed yesterday on the Solent at the J/80 World Championship in Cowes GBR.
It was not the day of the clear leader Rayco Tabares ESP who only finished 16th and 18th in two of the heats, loosing some points of his advantage on the 2nd-ranked Eric Brezellec FRA now 7 points behind. The former Finn Olympic Gold medallist José Maria Van der Ploeg ESP is now on rank 3.
The ranking list and the event website.
Friday, July 14, 2017   

F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 3, Stroebel/Hopps USA 45th

 F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 3, Stroebel/Hopps USA 45th Yesterday, racing continued at the F18-Worlds with the first Final races of the Gold- and Silverfleets. Three races were held in a moderate wind.
Demesmaeker/Tas BEL defended the first place ahead of Booth/Booth ESP who reduced the backlog on 2 points. On rank 3 followed Dijk/De Waard NED. Heemskerk/Dekker NED moved up on rank 4 with two bullets. Stroebel/Hopps USA, sailing in the Goldfleet, missed two races and are down on position 45 overall. Bingham/Stewart USA follow on rank 57.
The ranking list and the event website with pictures.
Friday, July 14, 2017   

M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Day 1, Steele NZL/Postma NED first leaders

 M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Marstrand SWE - Day 1, Steele NZL/Postma NED first leaders After the World Match Race Tour Marstrand event, the M32 catamarans remained at the same venue for their World Championship. With 15 cats on the starting line, this is the largest M32 fleet sailing together so far. After three races, Chris Steele NZL and Pieter-Jan Postma NED share the lead ahead of Jonas Warrer DEN on rank 3.
The ranking list and the event website.
Friday, July 14, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 5, another day without sufficient wind

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 5, another day without sufficient wind The seabreeze on Gran Canaria filled again in only very late in the day, and the Wave professionals had another unplanned day ashore. However, the youth wave athletes - age groups 14 to 18 years, and U14 - continued their competition.
All details on the PWA website.
International – Thursday, July 13, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017   

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 4, McNay/Hughes USA down on 10th

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 4, McNay/Hughes USA down on 10th Light winds between 6 and 8 kn prevailed yesterday in Thessaloniki during the first two Final races s sailed in Gold- and Silverfleets.
Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI were the team of the day winning both heats of the 470 women and advancing on rank 5 overall. Skrzypulec/Mrozek POL defended the first position ahead of Mills/McIntyre GBR and Mrak/Makarol SLO on the ranks 2 and 3.
No change on top of the 470 men with Dahlberg/Bergström SWE on 1st with a 6 points' advantage on Belcher/Ryan AUS. Another point back follow Bargehr/Mähr AUT. It was not the day of Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA finishing twice on rank 15 relegating them on rank 10 overall.
The news and the results.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   

Europe - World Championship 2017 - Blanes ESP - Final results, Sven Stadel ESP and Anna Livbjerg DEN World Champions

 Europe - World Championship 2017 - Blanes ESP - Final results, Sven Stadel ESP and Anna Livbjerg DEN World Champions The points' gaps between the leading three teams were such, that no position changes occurred in the last races of the Europe Class World Chapionship in Blanes/Costa Brava ESP.
Sven Stadel ESP is the outstanding World Champion in the men's fleet with a 40 points' advantage on Lars-Johan Brodtkorb NOR winning Silver. Fabian Kirchhoff GER grasped Bronze.
Champion in the women's fleet is Anna Livbjerg DEN winning her 5th title in a row. Anna Munch DEN and Ascension Roca ESP earn Silver and Bronze.
All ranking lists and the news.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 4, Wave contest for development athletes yesterday

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 4, Wave contest for development athletes yesterday Only moderate winds prevailed yesterday on Gran Canaria, not enough to continue the Wave contest for the PWA professionals. However, a competition for development wave athletes has been on the program for the first time.
The news with all rankings lists.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   

F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 2, Stroebel/Hobbs USA 35th

 F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day 2, Stroebel/Hobbs USA 35th Three races were completed again on day two of the F18 Worlds in Denmark. Finishing 1/3/3, the new leaders are Philip Hendrickx/Filip Olyslager BEL ahead of Helge and Christian Sach GER new on 2nd and Mitch and Ruben Booth ESP on 3rd. Stroebel/Hobbs USA are 35th, Bingham/Stewat USA 44th among the 124 participants.
The results and the event website.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   

J/80 - World Championship 2017 - Cowes GBR - Day 3, the defending champion Tabares ESP dominates

 J/80 - World Championship 2017 - Cowes GBR - Day 3, the defending champion Tabares ESP dominates Nine races have been held at the J/80-Worlds in Cowes up to now, and the defending Champion Rayco Tabares ESP and his team have a 30 points' advantage on the Olympic medalist Luke Patience GBR. Eric Breizellet FRA is on rank 3. 48 teams from 9 nations participate.
The ranking list and the event website.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   (Image © Marina Semenova)

Melges 20 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Day 1, Novoselov RUS first leader

 Melges 20 - European Championship 2017 - Sibenik CRO - Day 1, Novoselov RUS first leader Light winds prevailed on the first day of the Melges-20 European Championship in Croatia. Alexander Novoselov RUS and his team confirmed his role as favorite winning the first race. Orel Kalomeni MON (tactics Sébastien Col FRA) follows on rank 2, Igor Rytov RUS is 3rd.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Thursday, July 13, 2017   

Lake Garda Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Final results

 Lake Garda Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Final results The Lake Garda Foiling Week was terminated in Malcesine on last Tuesday. In addition to speeches, discussions and trials on new prototypes, races were on the program as well.
With 42 starters, the Moths were by far the biggest fleet. Outstanding winner after 9 races was Robert Greenalgh GBR with 8 bullets. Scott Babbage AUS followed on rank 2, Ben Patton GBR finished 3rd overall.
Winner in the small Flying Phantom fleet was Bruno Barbarin SUI.
The final report and all ranking lists.
International – Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 2, McNay/Hughes (5th) and Calabrese/Diarmid (48th) made the Goldfleet

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 2, McNay/Hughes (5th) and Calabrese/Diarmid (48th) made the Goldfleet The Qualification Series were concluded yesterday with two races. The best 36 men's teams qualify for the Goldfleet, in the women's, the cut is at position 30.
Hanna Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR defended their lead on top of the 470 women with the day ranks 2 and 5. Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol SLO - in their first race since the Rio Olympics - follow on the second place with a 2 points' backlog. The best of the day Skrzypulec/Mrozek POL advanced on the 3rd polisition. McNay/Hughes USA are in the 5th rank, 7 points behind Silver. Lucas Calabrese/Ian Diarmid USA on rank 28 just made the Goldfleet.
In the 470 men, Anton Dahlberg/frederik Östling SWE extended their lead with the day ranks 1 and 3. For the Swedes, this is the first major regatta since the Rio Games. Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS follow on the 2nd rank at equal points with David Bargehr/Lukas Mähr AUT. The French development team Hippolyte Macchetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA is on the 4th place.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of day two.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   

Various classes - 49th Transpac Regatta Los Angeles - Honolulu, Mighty Merlow 1st multihull, Comanche first monohull, both with new course records

 Various classes - 49th Transpac Regatta Los Angeles - Honolulu, Mighty Merlow 1st multihull, Comanche first monohull, both with new course records The 49th Transpac Race will be remembered as the year of the records as both the outright multihull and monohull times for the 2225 nm course from Los Angles to Honolulu have been officially eclipsed.
The ORMA-60 'Mighty Merloe' of HL Enloe USA and his crew, steered by Loïck Peyron FRA, took the line honors with an elapsed time of 04:07:03:30, improving on the 20 year old multihull record of 'Commodore Explorer' set at 05:09:18:26 by more than a day. Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70 'Phaedo3' finished roughly 3 hrs later and Giovanni Soldini's MOD70 'Maserati' took another 3 hours more.
The next record was beaten by the first monohull, the 100-foot 'Comanche' of Jim Clark USA steered by Ken Read USA, navigator Stan Honey USA, setting the monohull course record on 05:01:55:26, over half a day faster than the previous record set by 'Alfa Romeo II' of 05:14:36:20.
The official Transpac website and the race tracker
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (Image © Alfred Farre)

Europe - World Championship 2017 - Blanes ESP - Day 4, podium positions decided before last races today

 Europe - World Championship 2017 - Blanes ESP - Day 4, podium positions decided before last races today The Europe Class World Championship in Blanes ESP at the Costa Brava will be concluded today, but the positions on top seem to be firm and not to many changes might happen in the last race.
Anna Livbjerg DEN added two more race wins on her results sheet and the 5th Worlds title will be hers at the end of the day. Anna Munch DEN on rank 2 is already 16 points back. Ascensión Roca ESP on the 3rd place is 36 points behind, trying to keep this podium place against Tania Temmling GER on 4th. ze-
Even more significant is the lead of Sven Stadel ESP in the Europe men with 26 points ahead of Lars-Johann Brodtkorb NOR and Emil Munch DEN at equal points. Chances for a medal has also Fabian Kirchhoff GER.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (Image © John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 3

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 3 Top conditions on Gran Canaria yesterday on the third day of the PWA Wave Worldcup mit winds above 30 kn, allowing to start to the Double-Elimination. The best drivers did not yet enter this part of the competition. Among the winners of the day was Moritz Mauch GER, loosing none of his duels.
All details on the PWA website.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   

F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day , three races sailed, Bjornholt bros, Denmark lead

 F18-Catamaran - World Championship 2017 - Vallensbaek DEN - Day , three races sailed, Bjornholt bros, Denmark lead The F18 catamaran World Championship 2017 began in Denmark yesterday with three races. The 128 boats' fleet is split in two groups. The first leaders are Daniel and Nicolaj Bjornholt DEN, 2 points ahead of Mitch Booth/Ruben Booth ESP and also on rank 3 is a successful Tornado team with Paschalidis/Trigonis GRE.
The results and the video of the day.
International – Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   

470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 1, McNay/Hughes USA 4th

 470 - World Championship 2017 - Thessaloniki GRE - Day 1, McNay/Hughes USA 4th The 470 World Championship in Thesssalonik GRE began yesterday in hot temperatures and an 8-10 kn seabreeze with three races.
Interim's leaders in the 470 men are Dahlberg/Bergström SWE with the ranks 1/2/1 in their group ahead of Belcher/Ryan AUS and Cinar/Cinar TUR at equal points.
Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR won all three races in their 470 women group. Mrak/Macarol SLO are 2nd, closely followed by Wang/Gao CHN. McNay/Hugues USA are 4th as best Americans.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   (Image © Alfred Farre)

Europe - World Championship 2017 - Blanes ESP - Day 3, no changes in top ranks after 6 races

 Europe - World Championship 2017 - Blanes ESP - Day 3, no changes in top ranks after 6 races Two races per fleet were sailed again on the third day of the Europe Class World Championship without position changes in the top ranks.
In the women, Anna Livbjerg DEN remains on top in front of Anna Munch DEN and Elisabet llargues ESP. In the men, Sven Stadel ESP extended his lead. Lars-Johann Brodtkorb NOR is now 15 points back. Fabian Kirchhoff GER stays on the 3rd place.
The results and the daily news (for the time being only in Spanish).
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 2, Winners first elimination: Daida Moreno ESP (women) and Philipp Köster GER (men)

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 2, Winners first elimination: Daida Moreno ESP (women) and Philipp Köster GER (men) 40 kn and and big waves did set a perfect stage for the first day of the PWA Wave Worldcup on Gran Canaria. In the women's, the Moreno twins ESP duelled as expected for rank 1, and it was Daida who had the upper hand on Iballa. The duel for rank 3 ended in favor of Lina Erpenstein GER who defeated Sara-Quita Offringa NED (Aruba) realising her best result of her career ever. In the men's Philipp Köster GER defeated Victor Fernandez ESP in the Final.
All details on the informative event website.
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