International – Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019   

470, 420 - North American Championship 2019 - Coconut Grove FL, USA - Final results, US teams 5th (men) and 9th (women)

 470, 420 - North American Championship 2019 - Coconut Grove FL, USA - Final results, US teams 5th (men) and 9th (women) Good international attendance at the North American 470 Championship on Biscayne Bay, the venue of the Olympic Worldcup beginning next week.
After 9 races, Mantis/Kagialis GRE were the clear winners ahead of Dahlberg/Bergström SWE and Xammar/Rodriguez ESP. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA were 5th.
In the 470 women, Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA finished first with a 25 points' advance on Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN. Fabienne Öster/Anastasiya Winkel GER were 3rd. Atlantic Brugman/Nora Brugman USA 9th.
In the all-USA 420 fleet, Thomas Hall/Mariner Fagan USA were on top.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019   

Optimist - US Team Race Midwinters, St. Petersburg FL - final results

Over the past three days, 23 teams from across the USA competed in the Optimist US Team Race Midwinters in St. Petersburg, FL, where cool temperatures and 8-15kn breeze prevailed. set the stage for three days of team racing.
Winner was the team of the Coral Reef Yacht Club Spectra followed by Lauderdale Yacht Club 1 and LISOT Black.
Final results and the USODA class website.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Midwinter Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Final results, Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA 2nd in 49ersFX

 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Midwinter Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Final results, Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA 2nd in 49ersFX Over the past weekend, the Olympic speed classes had their tune-up races in view of the forthcoming Miami Worldcup event as well, and most of the top teams participated.
First in the 49ers were Diego Botin/Iago Marr ESP 16 points ahead of Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT. Meggendorfer/Spranger GER finished 3rd. Best USA team were Ian Barrows/Mitchell Kiss on rank 10, best CAN team Will Bonin/Sam Bonin as 29th among the 36 teams
In the 49ersFX, the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA were the clear winners ahead of Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA and Odile Van Aanholt/Marieke Jongens NED.
Favorites were in front in the Nacras 17 as well with John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR ahead of Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS and Santiago Lange/Cecilia Carranza ARG. Bora Gulari/Louisa Chafee USA finished 5th.
All ranking lists.
International – Monday, January 21, 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019   

J/70, Melges 20 - Sportsboat Winter Series - Monaco MON - Final results

 J/70, Melges 20 - Sportsboat Winter Series - Monaco MON - Final results Apparently, there was no racing ath the Monaco Winter Series, as the YC Monaco does not contain new results, nor updated information.
Winner in the J/70 after the four initial race is Jean-Luc Leveque SUI followed by Jonas Dromberg FIN 2nd and Florian Geissbühler SUI 3rd.
In the Melges 20, Maria Kaverzina RUS and her team are on top.
The event website with all results.
Monday, January 21, 2019   

Viper 640 - Winter Series, Act 2 - Sarasota FL - final results

 Viper 640 - Winter Series, Act 2 - Sarasota  FL - final results Over the past weekend, 27 boats were present at the second event of the 2018-19 Viper 640 Winter Series in Sarasota, FL. The fresh breeze allowed to complete seven races on Saturday, but on Sunday, the wind was too strong to add more races.
Marcus Eagan finished first overall 6 points ahead of Zeke Horowitz and Peter Beardsley another 12 points back.
The results
Monday, January 21, 2019   

J/70, Melges 24, Flying Tigers - 2019 Bacardi Invitational Winter Series - Miami FL - final results

 J/70, Melges 24, Flying Tigers - 2019 Bacardi Invitational Winter Series - Miami FL - final results Three races were completed at the 2019 Bacardi Invitational Winter Series, second Act of the 3-stage inagural competition, on Biscayne Bay / Miami FL over the past weekend. 47 Melges 24s, J70s, and Flying Tigers sailed three races on day one in 10-12 knots and sunny skies, but a winter storm passing on day two changed the scene to cloudy and cold nevertheless allowing to add another two heat in a 15-18kn WSW breeze.
Final winners were the teams of Joel Ronning in the J/70s, Bruce Ayeres in the Melges 24 and Nigel Brownett in the Flying Tiger 7.5.
The ranking lists and the event website.
Monday, January 21, 2019   

Ice-Sailing - DN European Championship 2019 - Hungary - Change of location, now it is Poland !

 Ice-Sailing - DN European Championship 2019 - Hungary - Change of location, now it is Poland ! The island Saaremaa in Estonia, announced last Saturday as DN European Championship venue, was hit by a snow storm on the same day, and with the ice now covered with snow, another location had to be selected. The Europeans will start tomorrow on the ƚniardwy Lake in Poland.
The news.
International – Sunday, January 20, 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019   

J/70, Melges 20 - Winter Series - Monaco MON - Day 2

Apparently, the wind was not good enough for more races in Monaco yesterday, as the ranking lists are unchanged this morning and news are missing.
After four races, Jean-Luc Leveque SUI is first in the J/70s one point ahead of Jonas Dromberg FIN. Florian Geissbühler SUI follows another point back on rank 3.
In the Melges 20, Maria Kaverzina RUS and her team are on top.
The event website with the results.
International – Saturday, January 19, 2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019   

J/70, Melges 20 - Winter Series, Act 3 - Monaco MON - Day 1

 J/70, Melges 20 - Winter Series, Act 3 - Monaco MON - Day 1 The 3rd Act of the Monaco Winter Series began yesterday with 4 races per class.
In the J/70s, Jean-Luc Leveque SUI and his team have taken the lead closely followed by Jonas Dromberg FIN one point behind on 2nd and Florian Geissbühler SUI another point back on 3rd among the 37 teams.
In the Melges 20, Maria Kaverzina RUS and her team are first.
The event website with all ranking lists and photos.
Saturday, January 19, 2019   

Etchells - Australian National Championship 2019 - Brisbane AUS - Final results

 Etchells - Australian National Championship 2019 - Brisbane AUS - Final results This morning UTC, the Australian National Etchells Championship was concluded in Brisbane with the final race with some sailing celebrities on the first overall positions.
The former 18-footer king and Starboat Olympian Iain Murray AUS won the title with Colin Beashel AUS,, Starboat World Champion and Olympic medalist, as crew. Behind Matthew Chew AUS on 2nd finished Martin Hill AUS with the 470 Olympic Champion Matthew Belcher as crew on 3rd.
The ranking list and the final report.
International – Friday, January 18, 2019
Friday, January 18, 2019   

Regatta Weekend - the 2019 will be kicked-off really !

 Regatta Weekend - the 2019 will be kicked-off really ! After a rather quiet week, the 2019 season will really be kicked-off over the past weekend. In Florida USA, several Olympic classes will held US National Championships with numerous international competitiors seizing this opportunity to prepare for the forthcoming Miami Olympic Sailing Worldcup. The Sportboats will sail the Monaco Winter Series. The traditional Ski-Yachting of Antibes will be held as well as the first act of the 2019 Laser Euro-Masters. To be followed also on early Sunday morning on this website is the next race of the 18-Footer Championship on Sydney Harbour.
We shall as always keep you informed daily on all those events.
International – Thursday, January 17, 2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019   

Ice-Sailing - DN European Championship 2019 - Hungary - Start postponed

On the coming Sunday, the DN Ice-Sailing European Champions was scheduled to begin with the Hungarian DN Association as organisers. But the selection of an appropriate venue has become difficult, as there is either a reliable ice surface missing, or there is too much snow on the ice ! The opening of the event has therefore been delayed by one day, and the first races have been scheduled for next Tuesday. Where will be announced on Saturday at the latest.
The news.
Already underway is the iceboat season in the USA. Here the latest video.
Thursday, January 17, 2019   

Optimist - a role model project of the YC Ascona youth squad

Pollution of the sea and water in general has become a major issue for the international sailing community during the past years. The youth squad of the YC Ascona has presented its role model project to bring about a more concerned attitude towards this major problem of humanity. They decided to abstain from using pet bottles during their sailing activities, a volume estimated at 64kg/year.
Here the video presentation of this project and the report (in Italian).
International – Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019   

Laser - US-National Championship 2019 - Fort Lauderdale FL, USA - Final results

 Laser - US-National Championship 2019 - Fort Lauderdale FL, USA - Final results As a prelude to the forthcoming Miami Olympic Classes Worldcup Regatta, the 2019 Laser Class U.S. National Championships were held in Fort Lauderdale FL on January 11-14 with a remarkable international attention.
The winner in the 54-boat Laser fleet was Stefano Peschiera (PER) 6 points ahead of Charlie Buckingham as the top US sailing in second overall. Robert Davis CAN on 3rd is already Paige Railey (USA) won in the 83-boat Laser Radial fleet with a huge 35 point advantage on Sarah Douglas CAN. Erika Reineke USA earned Bronze. Spencer Dominguez (USA) finished first in the 7-boat Laser 4.7 fleet.
The results.
International – Monday, January 14, 2019
Monday, January 14, 2019   

Laser - Jeff Martin GBR passed away

 Laser - Jeff Martin GBR passed away Jeff Martin GBR passed away on 11 January 2019 while on a ski holiday with family and friends. Jeff's dedication to the sport of sailing was unparalleled, having served as the Executive Secretary of the International Laser Class Association for 40 years, and in many important functions at World Sailing (i.e. the former IYRA and ISAF). Jeff was a cornerstone of Laser events, having worked at every Laser Open World Championship except the first one in 1974 where he was a competitor.
The news.
International – Sunday, January 13, 2019
Sunday, January 13, 2019   

12-Foot-Skiff - Interdominions 2019 - Sydney AUS - Title for Nick Press/Andrew Hay AUS

 12-Foot-Skiff - Interdominions 2019 - Sydney AUS - Title for Nick Press/Andrew Hay AUS In the final race of the 2019 Interdomnions on Syndey Harbour, the leading Nick Press/Andrew Hay AUS kept the situation under control finishing first overall with a 6 point lead of Brett Hobson/Jeremy Jones AUS, winners of the last race.
The results and the final report.
International – Saturday, January 12, 2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019   

Finn - Australian National Championship 2019 - Melbourne AUS - Final results

 Finn - Australian National Championship 2019 - Melbourne AUS - Final results The Australian Finn Nationals were concluded this morning with two more seabreeze regattas. At the same venue, the 2019 Finn World Championship will take place next December, and already now, a number of top sailors seized the opportunity to test the environment.
Giles Scott GBR scored two more bullets and terminated the Championship as clear winner with a 14 points' lead on Nicholas Heiner NED. Jake Lilley AUS defended his podium place against Ed Wright GBR who finished 4th by a small margin.
The results and the news of yesterday.
Saturday, January 12, 2019   

12-Foot-Skiff - Interdominions 2019 - Sydney AUS - Day 6

 12-Foot-Skiff - Interdominions 2019 - Sydney AUS - Day 6 With 10-12kn, the most moderated conditions prevailed on Sydney Harbour so far yesterday at the Interdominions. Thanks to another race win, Nick Press/Andrew Hay AUS consolidated their first place with a 6 points' advantage on Brett Hobson/Jeremy Jones AUS and cannot loose this first place in the final race today.
The results and the news of yesterday.
International – Friday, January 11, 2019
Friday, January 11, 2019   

Tornado - World Championship 2019 - Takapuna NZL - Final results

The World Championship of the former Olympic Tornado Catamarans was concluded yesterday on Hauracki Bay / Auckland NZL with as last race. The sequence on the podium remained unchanged: Brett Burvill/Max Puttman AUS earned their first title in front of Jörg Steiner/Michael Gloor SUI grasping Silver. On rank 3 followed the mixed team Elena Jentsch/Daniel Brown GER.
The final ranking list and the daily news.
Friday, January 11, 2019   

Optimist - Team Race - Monaco MON - Day 1, with Team USA on 2nd

 Optimist - Team Race - Monaco MON - Day 1, with Team USA on 2nd The 2019 Optimist Team Race began yesterday on Monaco Harbour in light winds with 16 teams from 16 nations and 4 contintents having sailed 4 to 5 duels. The host team from the YC Monaco was the only one to win all five matches. The Royal Swedish YC, the Helsingfors SK and the Team USA follow behind with 4 wins each.
The results and the event website.
Friday, January 11, 2019   

12-Foot-Skiff - Interdominions 2019 - Sydney AUS - Day 6

 12-Foot-Skiff - Interdominions 2019 - Sydney AUS - Day 6 After yesterday's lay day, the 12-Footer Interdominions Regatta will be in the crucial phase as from today. No results have yet been posted re the two races on program, but as the the situation is very close, the final outcome will only be known after the last race of the Championship anyhow.
Nick Press/Andrew Hay AUS are leading 3 points head of Brett Hobson/Jeremy Jones AUS. The ranking list.
International – Thursday, January 10, 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019   

Tornado - World Championship 2019 - Takapuna NZL - Day 5

After the two races of this morning UTC, the Tornado Worlds title is firmly in the hands of Brett Burvill/Max Puttman AUS as the advantage of 11 points can hardly be compensated by the immediate challengers Jörg Steiner/Michael Gloor SUI, who are on a safe Silver Medal course with a 16 points' lead on Estela Jentsch/Daniel Brown AUS. Tomorrow, the last two races are on the program.
The results and the daily news.
Thursday, January 10, 2019   

12 Foot Skiff - Interdominions - Sydney AUS - Day 5

 12 Foot Skiff - Interdominions - Sydney AUS - Day 5 Fresh winds of up to 22kn prevailed yesterday on Sydney Harbour making the races quite entertaining with critical situations and capsizes.
Finishing the races without problems were the Nick Press/Andrew Hay AUS with two race wins taking the overall rank one 3 points ahead of the previous leaders Brett Hobson/Jeremy Jones AUS. These two teams will fight for the interdominions title in the remaining three races after another lay day.
The daily news with a link to the results.
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