International – Thursday, December 12, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019   

Moth - Australian National Championship - Perth AUS - Final results, Slingsby leads the dominating Australian mates, best non-Aussie Brad Funk USA 10th

 Moth - Australian National Championship - Perth AUS - Final results, Slingsby leads the dominating Australian mates, best non-Aussie Brad Funk USA 10th Winning three races in his group yesterday, Tom Slingsby AUS grasped the Moth Australian Championship title ahead of Scott Babbage AUS at equal points. Bronze went to Kyle Langford AUS. ----- Brad Funk USA on rank 10 is the best non-Aussie, Rome Kirby USA finished on rank 19. ----- The 'Fremantle-Doctor' - the seabreeze of Western Australia - turned on massively challenging the fleet, but nevertheless, over 75% of the 112 participants finished at least one of the three races held. ----- The results. ----- Today, the Moth Worlds are kicked off with the Practice Race. After the Nationals, the favorites for the title are obvious: Six Australians dominated in the top ranks of all races and they will no doubt be fighting for the Worlds title as well in the prevailing fresh breeze. ----- All ranking list, the news and the video of the day (facebook).
Thursday, December 12, 2019   

470, Laser, RS:X-Windsurfer - Portugal Grand Prix - Round 1 - Vilamoura POR - Day 2, Coralie Vittecoq CAN, 2nd Laser Radial, best North American

 470, Laser, RS:X-Windsurfer - Portugal Grand Prix - Round 1 - Vilamoura POR - Day 2, Coralie Vittecoq CAN, 2nd Laser Radial, best North American With two race wins, Emma Wilson GBR has taken the lead in the RS:X women windsurfers ahead of Stefania Elfutina RUS. [B]Farrah Hall USA is 15th, Mariana Aguilar Chavez Peon MEX 19th. ----- Piotr Myszka POL is new on top of the RS:X men. Louis Giard FRA advanced on rank 2. Pedro Pascual Suitt USA moved up on 17th. ----- Okada/Hokazono JPN defended their lead in the 470s Open ahead of Ferrari/Calabro ITA and Winkel/Cipra GER. Leader change in the 470 women with Skrzypulec/Ogar POL on first one point ahead of Kondo/Yoshioka JPN and Mills/McIntyre GBR. ----- Nick Thompson GBR is the new first in the Lasers Standard in front of Eliott Wilson GBR and Michael Beckett GBR. Pau Ramis Balaguer MEX is 43rd. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Magdalena Kwasna POL, winning two races, is new on rank one followed by Coralie Wittecoq CAN. Agata Barwinska POL progressed on rank 3. Stéphanie Devaux-Lovell LCA (St-Lucia) descended on rank 5, Sarah Douglas CAN dropped on the 11th place after an UFD start disqualification. ----- The new Olympic Foil Windsurf discipline had its debut with Przemislav Miarczinski POL winning both heats ahead of Maksim Oberenko RUS. ----- Fresher winds of up to 18kn prevailed in Vilamoura POR during the three races of the day. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page with the report, photos and the videos.
Thursday, December 12, 2019   

Laser, various Classes - Sail Sydney - Sydney AUS - Day 1, Chris Barnard USA tied on top in Lasers

 Laser, various Classes - Sail Sydney - Sydney AUS - Day 1, Chris Barnard USA tied on top in Lasers This morning UTC, 'Sail Sydney' attended by 20 classes - Olympic and many youth classes from the Optimist to the 29ers - on the entry lists, kicked-off the 2019 competition. ----- A top quality fleet is starting in the Lasers Standard and after the first three races finished so far, Matthew Wearn AUS and Chris Barnard USA are jointly on top. Jeemin Ha KOR follows on rank 3. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Sofiane Karim FRA leads one point ahead of Paige Caldecoat AUS. ----- All ranking lists and the event website.
International – Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019   

470, Laser, RS:X-Windsurfer - Portugal Grand Prix - Round 1 - Vilamoura POR - Day 1, with North Americans and Caribbeans

 470, Laser, RS:X-Windsurfer - Portugal Grand Prix - Round 1 - Vilamoura POR - Day 1, with North Americans and Caribbeans The Japanese 470 finished the only regatta of the opening day on the ranks one with Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN leading in the Women (10 teams from 8 nations) ahead of Skrzypulec/Ogar POL and Lecointre/Reetornaz FRA, as well as Keiju Okada/Jumpei Hokazono JPN in the Men (25 teams from 5 nations and 3 continents) in front of Ferrari/Calabro ITA and Costa/Costa POR. ----- Piotr Myszka POL is on top of the RS:X Men windsurfers ahead of Kieran Holmes GBR and Yoav Omer ISR. Pedro Pascual Suitt USA is 24th. ----- On rank 1 in the Women and Juniors is Finn Hawkins GBR ahead of Lucie Belbeoch FRA and Noy Drihan ISR. Farrah Hall USA is 15th, Mariana Aguilar Chavez Peon MEX 21st.----- In the Lasers Standard, Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR finished first ahead of Nooa Laukkanen FIN. The favorites were in difficulties with Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA 22nd and und Robert Scheidt BRA 23rd. Pau Ramis Balaguer MEX is 37th among the 39 participants.. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Stéphanie Devaux-Lovell LCA (St-Lucia) finished on top followed by Coralie Vittecoq CAN and Sarah Douglas CAN. ----- Only four Dutch sailors competed in the Lasers 4.7 with William Zielinski NED winning. ----- Light winds prevailed during the first race sailed at the Olympic Classes Portugal Grand Prix in Vilamoura POR yesterday. ----- All results and the event facebook page with photos.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019   

Moth - Australian National Championship - Perth AUS - Day 1, Funk USA 17th and Kirby USA 28th

 Moth - Australian National Championship - Perth AUS - Day 1, Funk USA 17th and Kirby USA 28th The Australian National Moth Championship on the Swan River in the Western Australian Perth - a tune-up race for the Moth Worlds - began yesterday with 4 races. Interim first among the 122 participants is Matthew Chew AUS one point ahead of a tied trio with Scott Babbage AUS, Robert Greenalgh GBR and Kyle Langford AUS. Another point behind follow the Laser Olympic Champions Tom Slingsby AUS and Tom Burton AUS. Brad Funk USA is on rank 17, Rome Kirby USA on rank 28. ----- The ranking list and the event facebook page with the video of the first day. ----- Racing of Wednesday is already underway, and the results will be posted by noon UTC on the event website.
International – Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 2019   

18 Footer - New South Wales Championship - Sydney AUS - Race 3, third victory for 'Winning Group'

 18 Footer - New South Wales Championship - Sydney AUS - Race 3, third victory for 'Winning Group' Superior victory of 'Winning Group' with John Winning jr/Seve Jarvin/Sam Newton AUS in the third race of the 18 Footer NSW Championship on Sydney Harbour last Sunday, sailed in freshening winds. 'Yandoo' with John Winning AUS, the father of the winner, followed 2 min behind. With this third victory, 'Winning Group' becomes more and more the favorite for the JJ Giltinan Trophy in March with the New Zealand teams, especially the defending Champion, challenging the Australians. ----- Next Friday, the Super Cup Challenge, a special event for the 18-Footer-Class Veterans., will be held, to be followed livestream on www.sailing-news.com . ----- The news and the video replay (2h 03min) of the last Sunday race.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019   

The World Sailing Show - December Video

The December edition of the World Sailing Video Magazine presents the three important Offshore events of the past month: the Transat Jacques Vabre, the Brest-Atlantiques of the Ultime Trimarans and the Record Attempts of Francis Joyon FRA and his IDEC. In addition, details of the new foiling Olympia Windsurfer are explained. Last but not least, the PWA-Finals (Professional Windsurfer Association) on Hawaii are covered as well. ----- The video.
International – Monday, December 9, 2019
Monday, December 9, 2019   

J/70 - Winter Series 1 - Tampa, FL - Final results, Brian Keane dominated

 J/70 - Winter Series 1 - Tampa, FL - Final results, Brian Keane dominated Clear winner overall and corinthian of the first of three J/70 Winter Series Regattas at the Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, FL was Brian Keane (Weston, MA) and his team (three second ranks) ahead of Will Welles (Portsmouth, RI) and John and Marissa Koten (New York, NY). ----- Over the past weekend, 46 teams, including 3 boats from CAN, MEX and GBR, sailed three races on last Sunday, with no racing on Saturday. ----- The Series continues January 10-12 and February 7-9. ----- The results.
Monday, December 9, 2019   

Etchells - 2019-20 Etchells Biscayne Bay Series - Louis Piana Cup - Miami FL - Winner among 47 teams Steve Benjamin USA

 Etchells - 2019-20 Etchells Biscayne Bay Series - Louis Piana Cup - Miami FL - Winner among 47 teams Steve Benjamin USA Steve Benjamin (Miami, FL, USA) and his team are the winners of the first of four 2019/20 Etchells Biscayne Bay Series events, one of the major traditional Etchells championships. The teams of Scott Kaufman (New York, NY, USA) finished 2nd and Graeme Taylor (Mornington, AUS) were on 3rd. ----- 47 boats, including teams from AUS, CAN, GBR and SUI, participated in the four races of the Louis Piana Cup Regatta over the past weekend. ----- The results.
Monday, December 9, 2019   

Star - Winter Series 2019/20 - Commodore's Cup - Miami FL, Swigart/Shafranyyk HKG winners

 Star - Winter Series 2019/20 - Commodore's Cup - Miami FL, Swigart/Shafranyyk HKG winners First in the second event of the Star Winter Series 2019/20 held in Miami FL were William Swigart/Andriy Shafranyyk HKG (Hongkong) ahead of the tied Doug Smith/Brian O’Mahony (San Francisco, CA). 4 points behind followed Jim Buckingham/Phil Toth (Newport Beach, CA) on 3rd. ----- Light winds prevailed on Saturday allowing one race. The wind strengthening on 14 kn on Sunday permitted three more race. 22 boats, including a HKG, POR, CAN and ITA team participated. ----- The results.
International – Sunday, December 8, 2019
Sunday, December 8, 2019   

World Championships - The Final Results of the North Americans

 World Championships - The Final Results of the North Americans Final Results, December 8th :


49er, 88 participants, 17 races + Medal race:
- 13th Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson USA (GOLD)
- 15th Ian Barrows/Mitchell Kiss USA (GOLD)
- 32nd Andrew Mollerus/Ian Mac Diarmid USA
- 41st Judge Ryan/Hans Henken USA
- 43rd Harry Melges IV/Finn Rowe USA
- 60th Alexander Heinzemann/Justin Barnes CAN
- 61st William Jones/Evan Depaul CAN


49erFX, 61 participants, 16 races + Medal race:
- 9th Paris Henken/Anna Tobias USA (GOLD)
- 13th Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA (GOLD)
- 36th Alexandra Ten Hove/Mariah Millen CAN
- 52nd Kate Shaner/Kathleen Love USA


Nacra 17 , 52 participants, 16 races + Medal race :
- 14th Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis USA (GOLD)
- 23rd Ravi Parent/Caroline Atwood USA (GOLD)
- 24th Sarah Newberry/David Liebenberg USA (GOLD)
- 38th Enrique Figueroa/Gretchen Ortiz PUR
- 39th Allison Surrette/Max Flinn CAN


The latest US Sailing Team Report .
Sunday, December 8, 2019   

Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Final results - Gold for NZL, NED and ITA, 49erFX and Nacra17 Olympic Nations Berths for USA

 Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Final results - Gold for NZL, NED and ITA, 49erFX and Nacra17 Olympic Nations Berths for USA This Sunday morning UTC, two fleet races and the Medal Race concluded the 2019 World Championships of the Olympic 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 Classes in Auckland NZL. ----- The US Sailing Team grasped two Olympic Nations Berths in the 49ersFX with Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) and Anna Tobias Tunnicliffe (Pittsburg, Penn.), rank 9, and in the Nacras17 with Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.) and Anna Weis (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), rank 14. Congratulations ! ---------- Nevin Snow (San Diego, Calif.) and Dane Wilson (Ojai, Calif.), rank 13, however could unfortunately not carry thru the excellent results of the first races and as fifth nation not-qualified for 2020 Tokyo, the did not make the nations cut by 5 points. The World Sailing Rules stipulate, that "if an allocated quota place is not confirmed by the NOC by the confirmation of quota place deadline (March 15, 2020) or is declined by the NOC, the quota place will be reallocated ... (..) ... within the same event (i.e. 49ers) to the next highestplaced NOC, irrespective of the continent not yet qualified, based on the results of the 2019 World Championships", the last chance for the USA 49er. (Rule interpretation before final statement of World Sailing.) ------ Read here the Final Results of all North Americans and the latest US Sailing Team Report. --------------- In addition, here the summary of the top-finishers in all three Classes: ----- Having come strongly from behind during the event, Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL finally secured their 5th World Champions title in the 49ers. Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER grasped Silver, Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR Bronze. ----- In the 49ersFX, capsizing of the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA (photo) decided the title in favour of Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED. Bronze went to Ida Baad-Nielsen/Marie Thusgaard DEN. ----- In the Nacras17, Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA defended their lead earning Gold ahead of Lin Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN and Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS. ----- The news with link to all ranking lists, videos and photos.
Sunday, December 8, 2019   

Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Final results, Percy/Ekström GBR/SWE first in a tight Final

A three-way-photo-finish decided on the outcome of the 2019 Star Sailors League Final on the Bahamas. Iain Percy GBR/Anders Ekström SWE grasped the title and the 40'000 US$ prize money just one meter ahead of Xavier Rohart/Pierre-Alexis Ponsot FRA, and another meter behind Eivind Melleby NOR/Joshua Revkin USA on 3rd. Only Mateusz Kusznierwicz POL/Bruno Prada BRA could not follow the top-three in the Final of the four best. ----- The final ranking list, the news and the video of the final day.
International – Saturday, December 7, 2019
Saturday, December 7, 2019   

Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 5, Henken/Tobias 49erFX 8th, four more US team ranks 14/15

 Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 5, Henken/Tobias 49erFX 8th, four more US team ranks 14/15 Paris Henken/Anna Tobias rank 8 in the 49ersFX are the only USA team defending their place in the top-10 with an excellent 1st and 3rd place in the last two races of the day. As 3rd non-qualified nation, they are on a solid track for an 2020 Olympic nations berth (6 places at stake). Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson (49ers) however had their worst day (23/22/21) and dropping on rank 14 as 6th not-yet-qualified nation, they are out of the race for an Olympic nation berth (4 places at stake). On the ranks 15 are Ian Barrows/Mitchell Kiss (49ers), Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea (49ersFX) and Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis (Nacra 17). As 5th nation in the Nacra 17, they have a suffient margin to the 6th place to grasp an 2020 Olympic nations berth. ----- The Results of all North Americans and the latest US Sailing Team Report. -------------------- Here in addition the top results of all three Classes: ----- The Olympic, America's Cup and World Champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL have taken the lead in the 49ers. Erik Heil/Thomas Ploessel GER follow with an 8 point backlog on rank 2. Fletcher/Bithell GBR on 3rd are already 36 points behind. On rank 4 follow Botin/Lopez ESP as best of the nations not yet qualified for the 2020 Olympics (blue shade on ranking lists). 4 places are at stake. ----- In the 49erFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED replaced Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA tied on top. On rank 3 follow Helene Naess/Marie Roenningen NOR. The first non-qualified 2020 Olympic nation Germany with Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER is on the 4th place. ----- In the Nacras 17, Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA are on top with a 6 point lead on Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS. On rank 3 follow Lin Cenholt/Christian Lüback DEN. The best non-qualified nation is France with Quentin Delapierre/Manon Audinet FRA on rank 10. ----- The event website with links to reports, ranking lists and videos.
Saturday, December 7, 2019   

Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 4, Qualifications to select the 10 best concluded

 Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 4, Qualifications to select the 10 best concluded After the last Qualification Series races held in a light 5kn breeze yesterday at the SSL Final on the Bahamas, Mateusz Kusznierewicz POL/Bruno Prada BRA remained on rank 1 with a race win and qualified directly for the Final of the best four. Diego Negri ITA/Frithjof Kleen GER on rank 2 are qualified for the Semi Final. The ranks 3 to 10 will sail the Quarter Final today with the best five qualified for the Semi Final. ----- Surprisingly, the English Laser Olympic campaigner Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR with Kilian Weise GER as crew defended the 3rd place ahead of the past Starboat World Champions Melleby NOR/Revkin USA, Cayard/Trinter USA and Percy GBR/Ekström SWE on the rand 4 to 6. On rank 7 follows the Snipe World Champion Henrique Haddad BRA with Henry Boening BRA and also on rank 8 follows another non-Starboat team, the Finn Junior World Champion Muhonen FIN with Kushnir UKR to qualifiy for the Quarter Final. Ranks 9 and 10, Rohart/Ponsot FRA and Doyle/Infelise USA are both past World Champions. ------ Among the prominent eliminated are Pepper NZL/Trouche BRA, Mirsky AUS/O'Leary IRL or Lööf SWE/Fatih USA. ----- The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, December 7, 2019   

Laser Standard & Radial, Snipe - Semana Olimpica de Vela - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 1, particiants from MEX, TTO and ESA

Quality Laser fleets are present at the Gran Canaria Olympic Sailing Week initiated yesterday with three races. ----- Marit Bouwmeester NED is in the lead in the Radials ahead of Maxime Jonker NED and Alison Young GBR. 38 participants from 17 nations and 3 continents (from the Americas MEX, TTO(Trinidad Tobago) and ESA (El Salvador). ----- In the Lasers Standard, the locals are on the top places with Joaquin Blanco ESP on first ahead of Joel Rodriguez ESP and Giovanni Cocolutto ITA. ----- All ranking lists and the video of the day.
International – Friday, December 6, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019   

Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 4, Olympic Nation Qualification Berths for USA in sight in all three classes

 Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 4, Olympic Nation Qualification Berths for USA in sight in all three classes The Final Series at the Olympic High-Performance Class Worlds in Auckland began yesterday with three races per class. ----- Racing in the Goldfleet with the top-25 by Class, Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson remain in the top-10 with a 6th place overall in the 49ers. So did Paris Henken/Anna Tobias in the 49ersFX now on rank 10 overall. Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis are on the 14th place in the Nacra 17. All three teams are on 2020 Olympic Nations Qualification Berths for the moment. ----- The Results of all North Americans and the latest US Sailing Team Report. -------------------- Hereafter the top ranked of the three speed classes: ----- Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER defended the lead in the 49ers, 9 points ahead of Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL. Already 32 points is the backlog of Lucas Rual/Emile Amoros FRA, best of the day (1/4/6) advancing on rank 3. ----- In the 49ersFX, Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA extended their lead on 11 points. The best of the day (2/6/1) Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED are new on rank 2. ----- Jumping on 3rd are the past Optimist World Champion Tina Lutz GER with Susann Beucke GER. ----- Leader change in the Nacra 17: Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA have taken the lead 11 points ahead of Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS. The former leaders John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR are down on 3rd. ----- The event website with links to the results and the latest reports as well as videos.
Friday, December 6, 2019   

World Championships - The Results of All North Americans

 World Championships - The Results of All North Americans Update Day 4, December 6th :


49er , 88 participants, 12 races:
- 6th Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson USA (GOLD)
- 17th Ian Barrows/Mitchell Kiss USA (GOLD)
- 32nd Judge Ryan/Hans Henken USA
- 38th Andrew Mollerus/Ian Mac Diarmid USA
- 44th Harry Melges IV/Finn Rowe USA
- 60th Alexander Heinzemann/Justin Barnes CAN
- 64th William Jones/Evan Depaul CAN


49erFX , 61 participants, 11 races:
- 10th Paris Henken/Anna Tobias USA (GOLD)
- 18th Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA (GOLD)
- 34th Alexandra Ten Hove/Mariah Millen CAN
- 52nd Kate Shaner/Kathleen Love USA


Nacra 17 , 52 participants, 11 races:
- 14th Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis USA (GOLD)
- 23rd Sarah Newberry/David Liebenberg USA (GOLD)
- 24th Ravi Parent/Caroline Atwood USA (GOLD)
- 35th Enrique Figueroa/Gretchen Ortiz PUR
- 40th Allison Surrette/Max Flinn CAN


The latest US Sailing Team Report .
International – Thursday, December 5, 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019   

Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 3, Snow/Wilson USA excellent 4th in 49ers - 7 USA teams qualified for Goldfleet

 Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 3, Snow/Wilson USA excellent 4th in 49ers - 7 USA teams qualified for Goldfleet The High-Performance-Class World Championship Qualification Series in Auckland NZL have been completed this morning UTC with 8, respectively 9 races, and 7 USA teams are qualified for the Goldfleet. ----- Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson delivered again a top performance in the 49ers, bringing them on the excellent rank 4 overall. Paris Henken/Anna Tobias in the 49ersFX as well as Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis in the Nacra 17 could not repeat their top results of Wednesday. They dropped on the ranks 9 respectively 14 overall. ----- The Results of all North Americans and the latest US Sailing Team Report -------------------- Please find her an overview of the top ranks in a three Classes. ----- In the 49ers, Erik Heil/Thomas Ploessel GER have taken the lead one point ahead of Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL. Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT remained on rank 3. ----- In the 49ersFX, the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA extended their advantage on the tied Helene Naess/Marie Roenningen NOR and Kimberly Lim/Cecilia Low SGP to 14 points. ----- In the Nacra 17, John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR defended their lead 2 points ahead of Vittorio Bissarro/Maelle Frascari ITA on 2nd. New on rank 3 are Nathan Outteridge/Haylee Outteridge AUS. ----- The event website with reports and links to the results and videos.
Thursday, December 5, 2019   

Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 2, Negri/Kleen ITA/GER clear leaders

 Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 2, Negri/Kleen ITA/GER clear leaders The experienced Starboat teams ruled the show at the SSL Final on the Bahamas yesterday in the fresh up to 20kn wind, and the three races held were won by Negri/Kleen ITA/GER, Percy/Ekström GBR/SWE and Cayard/Trinter USA. First on the interim ranking list are Diego Negri/Frithjof Kleen with the ranks 1/2/4. Mateusz Kusznierewicz/Bruno Prada POL/BRA follow 8 points behind. Paul Cayard/Phil Trinter USA are on rank 3. Still on a positive streak are the young Finn sailors Oskari Muhonen/Vitalii Kushnir FIN/UKR on rank 6. ----- The results and the news.
International – Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Wednesday, December 4, 2019   

Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 2 - interim ranks 1 and 3 for USA women !

 Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 2 - interim ranks 1 and 3 for USA women ! Smashing first race day of the US Team women in the 49ersFX and Nacras 17 ! Paris Henken/Anna Tobias on first in the women skiffs and Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis on 3rd in the mixed multihulls. Six other USA teams are in the top-20. Here the full Results of all North American Teams and the lastest US Sailing Team Report. ------------- Please find here the overview on the top results of all three classes. ----- New on rank 1 in the 49ers are Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT finishing in the top-5 in all three races of the day. On rank 2 follow the big favorites Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL, Erik Heil/Thomas Ploessel GER are on 3rd. ----- First leaders in the 49ersFX are Paris Henken/Anna Tobias USA and Ida-Marie Baad/Marie Thusgaard DEN tied with the same number of points. Kimberly Lim/Cecilia Low SGP follow on rank 3. ----- In the Nacras 17, John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR have taken the lead with the ranks 2/2/1/1 only one point ahead of Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR, Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis USA and Lin Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN tied on the ranks 2-4. ----- After the stormy opening day with only 2 races for the 49ers, the full program was completed today with 3 races for the 49ers and 4 races for the 49ersFX and Nacras 17. ----- The news with all results and the event facebook page with videos.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019   (Image © Gilles Morelle)

Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 1, Melleby NOR/Revkin USA first leaders

 Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Day 1, Melleby NOR/Revkin USA first leaders The Star Sailors League Final on the Bahamas began yesterday with two races held in moderate but very shifty winds. Eidvind Melleby NOR/Joshua Revkin USA have taken the lead with the ranks 2 and 4, followed by Diego Negri ITA/Frithjof Kleen GER. A surprise is the Finn Junior World Champion Oskari Muhonen FIN with Vitalii Kushnir UKR who finished day one on the 3rd place. ----- The results, the news and the video summary.
International – Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019   

Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 1 - only 49ers with two races undeway, Snow/Wilson on 8th best US team i

 Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX - World Championship - Auckland NZL - Day 1 - only 49ers with two races undeway, Snow/Wilson on 8th best US team i A 25-30kts breeze from the North, swinging to the West with gusts above 70kts prevailed for most of day one of the combined 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 World Championships in Auckland NZL. Racing was cancelled for the day for the 49erFX and Nacra17, while the 49ers started to their first heat at 3:30 when the breeze settled down to 8-10 kts from offshore. ----- Clear leaders after 2 races are Erik Heil/Thomas Ploessel GER (ranks 1 and 2) ahead of Kevin Fischer/Yann Jauvin FRA (5/1) and Bart Lambrieux/Pim van Vugt NED (3/4). ----- The best North American Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson USA follow on 8th, the America's Cup and Olympic Champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL are 11th ----- The 49er results, as well as the Results of all North Americans . ----- For the first time, a public TV station transmits the competition full-length live against a modest fee. ----- The event website.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019   

18 Footer - New South Wales Championbship - Sydney AUS - Race 2, Winning Group again on top

 18 Footer - New South Wales Championbship - Sydney AUS - Race 2, Winning Group again on top Moderate winds prevailed last Sunday on Sydney Harbour during the second race of the NSW-Championship. As a week ago, the winner was 'Winnning Group', this time with John Winning AUS steering. With a massive 3min backlog, 'Shaw and Partners Financial Services' (James Dorron, Harry Bethwaite, Tim Westwood AUS) finished 2nd. ----- The news and the video replay (2h 8 min) of race 2.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019   

Star - Star Sailors League 2019 - Finals - Nassau BAH - Start today

Today, the Final of the Star Sailors League will be kicked-off on the Bahamas. In absence of the 2018 winner Robert Scheidt BRA, number one of the ranking list, the favorites for the 2019 title are Mateuz Kusznierewicz POL/Bruno Prada BRA, Ian Percy GBR/Anders Ekström SWE, Freddy Lööf SWE/Brian Fatih USA or Diego Negri ITA/Frithjof Kleen GER. To be considered among the non-Starboat sailors are the Laser Olympic medalist Tonci Stipanovic with Tudor Bilic CRO, as well as the top matchracers Ian Williams GBR, Torvar Mirsky AUS, Taylor Canfield ISV and the World Champions of non-Olympic classes such as Henrique Haddad BRA and Ricardo Fabini URU (Snipe) and Mark Holowesko BAH/Christoph Burger SUI (5.5m). With Jeemin Ha KOR an Asian team will be among the starter for the first time. ----- Racing will be presented full-length live beginning at 15 p.m. UTC today, also on the sailing-news.com website. ----- The news.
International – Saturday, November 30, 2019
Saturday, November 30, 2019   

Intensive sailing on live on the Internet next week

 Intensive sailing on live on the Internet next week Up to 8 hours sailing live on the Internet next week ! Tomorrow Sunday morning (4 a.m. UTC), race 2 of the 18-Footer NSW Championship on Sydney Harbour can be followed livestream here on sailing-news.com. As from Monday, the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 World Championships in Auckland will be covered live early in the morning as well (paywall). Beginning on Tuesday afternoon, the Star Sailors League Final on the Bahamas will be broadcast full-length as in previous years, on livestream with GPS-tracking and competent commentators.
International – Friday, November 29, 2019
Friday, November 29, 2019   

18 Footer - New South Wales Championship - Sydney AUS - Race 1 - Winning Group first winner

 18 Footer - New South Wales Championship - Sydney AUS - Race 1 - Winning Group first winner Winner of the first race of the 18-Footer NSW Championship on Sydney Harbour last Sunday was 'Winning Group' with a massive 2:45 min advantage. The multiple Champion Seve Jarvin AUS was steering subsistuting the owner John Winning AUS who missed the start due to a delayed flight arrival. Together with Sam Newton and Tom Clout, the team recalled the 8 years dominating the JJ-Giltinan Championship. ------ Moderate winds around 10kn prevailed during this first event. Race two will follow next Sunday, as always aired livestream here on sailing-news.com. ----- The news and the video replay (1h 48min) of race 1.
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