International – Friday, March 5, 2021
Friday, March 5, 2021   

Persico 69 - Youth Foiling Gold-Cup 2021 - Gaeta ITA - Day 3 - Southern Challenge USA making progress

 Persico 69 - Youth Foiling Gold-Cup 2021 - Gaeta ITA - Day 3 - Southern Challenge USA making progress After only light winds on the first day of the Youth Foiling Gold Cup with the 69F hardly flying, a fresher breeze filled in yesterday in Gaeta, and 5 races could be sailed. The three more experienced Foiler boat teams continued to dominate the action. ----- Team Dutch Sail with Cas Van Dongen NED won all 5 races of the day and leads clearly ahead of Team Young Azzurra and Team Agiplast from Hong Kong. ----- Impressive performance for the new Southern Challenge team of Langston Goldenburg, Riley Gibbs, and Anna Weis USA learning fast, solidly holding rank 5. ----- Qualifying continues to March 8 after which the top six teams advance to the Finals on March 10-12. ----- The report (PDF).
Friday, March 5, 2021   

18 Footer - JJ Giltinan Trophy - Sydney AUS - Invitational Race, the tune-up to the Championship

 18 Footer - JJ Giltinan Trophy - Sydney AUS - Invitational Race, the tune-up to the Championship The JJ Giltinan Trophy, the 18-footer world championship, began this morning with the Invitational Race, the official training race. However, due to Corona restrictions, it is an all-Australian affair this year, with the defending champions from New Zealand unable to travel. After this season's series, 'tech2' (Jack Mccartney AUS), 'Winning Group' (John Winning jr AUS) and 'Smeg' (Michael Coxon AUS) are likely to be the hottest contenders for the title. ----- Tomorrow morning from 3am UTC the first race will start, we will be live streaming as usual on www.sailing-news.us . ----- The video of the Invitational Race.
Friday, March 5, 2021   

Olympic Classes - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Canceled !

 Olympic Classes - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Canceled ! The Olympic week scheduled for mid-April had to be canceled due to France's Corona measure. This means that the Olympic participants will lose their last training opportunity under competition conditions before the Games in July. At the end of this Hyères Olympic Week, the Lasers planned to proclaim the last nation berths for Tokyo. ----- The Trofeo Sofia of Palma has already been postponed, and the World Cup circuit will therefore be substantially reduced this year. ----- The report.
International – Thursday, March 4, 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021   

470, RS:X-Windsurfer - Portugal Grand Prix - Round 2 - Vilamoura POR - Final results, best USA teams are Cowles sisters rank 4, McNay/Hughes rank 6

 470, RS:X-Windsurfer - Portugal Grand Prix - Round 2 - Vilamoura POR - Final results, best USA teams are Cowles sisters rank 4, McNay/Hughes rank 6 The final day of the Portugal Grand Prix saw for the first time fresher winds around 15kn. ----- With 2 more race wins, Jordi Xammar/Joel Rodriguez ESP won in the 470 Men in a convincing way. Balasz and Zsombor Gyapias HUN just managed to hold on to 2nd place, Anton Dahlberg/Frederok Bergström SWE moved up to 3rd at the end. Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA (Trevor Moore Foundation) finished on rank 6. Shawn Harvey/Augie Dale USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) remained on rank 24. ----- In the 470 Women, Luise Wanser/Anastasya Winkel GER grasped the win ahead of Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA and Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR. Carmen and Emma Cowles USA (Larchmont YC) had their worst day in the fresher breeze (ranks 10 and 13) missing the podium just one point behind the Olympic Champion Mills. Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss USA (St. Francis YC/New York YC) sailing only 4 of the 6 races finished on rank 20. Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA (Shelter Island YC) completing 3 of the 6 heats follow on the 21st place among the 26 teams. ----- In the 470 mixed, Nitai Hasson/Saar Tamir ISR defended rank one just one point ahead of a trio lead by Marina Lefort/Paco Lepoutrre FRA. In the stronger winds, Louisa Nordstrom/Trevor Bornarth USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) could not keep up with the best dropping on the final 7th rank. ----- The RS:X windsurfers sailed 3 races yesterday, with final wins going to Piotr Myszka POL in the Men and Katy Spychakov ISR in the Women. Pedro Pascual Suitt USA terminated the RS:X Men competition in 17th place. ----- All rankings and the event Facebook page with the video of the day and the pictures.
Thursday, March 4, 2021   

Laser - Italia Cup - Andora ITA - Final results

Despite Corona restrictions, there was great participation at the first round of the Laser Italia Cup on the Ligurian coast last weekend, where 3 races could be sailed. ----- In the Lasers Standard (42 participants/3 nations), Giovanni Cocolutto ITA had the upper hand. ----- The Lasers Radial (207 participants/6 nations) were won by Edoardo Valetta ITA, with Carlotta Rizzari ITA as the best-classified woman in 5th place. ----- In the Lasers 4.7 (163 participants/5 nations), Tommaso De Fontes ITA won ahead of Massimiliano Antoniazzi ITA tied on equal points. ----- The event-website with the pictures.
Thursday, March 4, 2021   

Persico 69 - Youth Foiling Gold-Cup 2021 - Gaeta ITA - Day 1 - USA in 4th

 Persico 69 - Youth Foiling Gold-Cup 2021 - Gaeta ITA - Day 1 - USA in 4th The first three races of the qualification round of the inaugural Youth Foiling Gold Cup were held yesterday at Gaeta ITA in a light and variable 7-9kn breeze. The three teams with the most experience in the Persico 69F foiling keelboat representing the Netherlands, Hongkong, and Italy are leading. The USA team of Langston Goldenburg, Riley Gibbs, and Anna Weis, which are new to the boat, sit in fourth. Eight teams racing. ----- No news are yet available this morning UTC on the event Facebook page and the event website either.
International – Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Wednesday, March 3, 2021   

470, RS:X-Windsurfer - Portugal Grand Prix - Round 2 - Vilamoura POR - Day 2 - the USA Cowles sisters take the lead

 470, RS:X-Windsurfer - Portugal Grand Prix - Round 2 - Vilamoura POR - Day 2 - the USA Cowles sisters take the lead Light winds prevailed on the 2nd day of the Portugal Grand Prix as well and all classes could sail 2 races each. ----- In the 470 men, the favorites advanced: New leaders are Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP, 3 points ahead of Balasz and Zsombor Gyapjas HUN in 2nd. On rank 3 follow Diego and Pedro Costa POR. Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA (Trevor Moore Foundation) advanced on rank 5. Shawn Harvey/Augie Dale USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) remain on rank 24. ----- In the 470 women, Carmen and Emma Cowles USA (Larchmont YC) took the lead, with Camille Lecointre/ Aloise Retornaz FRA tied for 2nd. Wanser/Winkel GER are only one point behind in 3rd place. No progress for Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA (Shelter Island YC) now in 16th. Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss USA (St. Francis YC/New York YC) joined the competition yesterday with two medium ranks and are in 20th place among 26 teams. ----- In the 470 mixed, Nitai Hasson/Saar Tamir ISR remain on top, extending their lead on the tied Vita Heathcote/Ryan Orr GBR and Louisa Nordstrom/Trevor Bornarth USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) to 5 points. ----- the RS:X windsurfers, Piotr Myszka POL continued to show his superiority with 1st and 2nd places. His lead over Angel Grande ESP is now already 8 points. Pedro Pascual Suitt USA follows on rank 11. ----- Katy Spychakov ISR moved up on top of the female windsurfers with 2 day wins. Giorgia Speciale ITAis still 2nd. ----- All rankings and the event Facebook page with the pictures and the video of the day.
International – Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Tuesday, March 2, 2021   

470, RS:X-Windsurfer - Portugal Grand Prix - Round 2 - Vilamoura POR - Day 1, Louisa Nordstrom/Trevor Bornarth USA 2nd interim in 470 mixed

 470, RS:X-Windsurfer - Portugal Grand Prix - Round 2 - Vilamoura POR - Day 1, Louisa Nordstrom/Trevor Bornarth USA 2nd interim in 470 mixed In moderate winds, the Round 2 of the Portugal Grand Prix started yesterday in Vilamoura. The 470s sailed 2 races each, the windsurfers completed 3 heats. ----- First leaders in the 470 Men are Balasz Gyapjas/Zsombor Gyapjas HUN, with Papoutsoglou/Orfanos GRE and Winkel/Cipra GER 5 points behind in 2nd and 3rd. Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA (Trevor Moore Foundation) follow on 10th. Shawn Harvey/Augie Dale USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) are 24th among the 25 teams in their first international event. ----- In the 470 women, Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA took the lead, followed 2 points behind by Louise Rinser/Anastasya Winkel GER. Carmen and Emma Cowles USA (Larchmont YC), interim rank 6, started the event with a spectacular 2nd race rank, they could however not confirm in the 2nd heat. Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA (Shelter Island YC) are in 14th place among 22 teams racing. Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss USA (St. Francis YC/New York YC) did not compete. ----- In the 470 mixed, Nitai Hasson/Saar Tamir ISR are first ahead of Louisa Nordstrom/Trevor Bornarth USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) one point back. ----- In the RS:X male windsurfers, Piotr Myszka POL took the lead with 3 race wins, followed 2 points behind by Mattia Camboni ITA. Pedro Pascual Suitt USA is 12th among 23 starters. ----- Laerke Buhl-Jansen DEN leads the RS:X women's ranking ahead of Giorgia Speciale ITA and Katy Spychakov ISR tied on points. ----- All rankings and the event Facebook page with the pictures and the video of the day.
International – Monday, March 1, 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021   

Persico 69 - Youth Foiling Gold-Cup 2021 - Gaeta ITA - 8 teams from 8 nations including the USA participate

 Persico 69 - Youth Foiling Gold-Cup 2021 - Gaeta ITA - 8 teams from 8 nations including the USA participate After the cancellation of the Youth America's Cup in Auckland due to Corona, the Foiling Youth Gold Cup has been underway since Wednesday in Gaeta ITA with 8 teams from 8 nations and 3 continents, including 'Southern Challenge' of the Southern Yacht Club USA. Unfortunately, there are no details about the team compositions yet. ----- Today is the final day of the warm-up regatta. ----- The preview and the event Facebook page.
Monday, March 1, 2021   

470, RS:X-Windsurfer - Portugal Grand Prix - Round 2 - Vilamoura POR, with USA teams

 470, RS:X-Windsurfer - Portugal Grand Prix - Round 2 - Vilamoura POR, with USA teams The 2nd round of the 3rd Portugal Grand Prix starts today in Vilamoura. Strong participation in the 470, as the world championships for the class will take place back to back at the same venue in a week's time. Among the 25 men's teams are the favorites Xammar/Rodriguez ESP or Patience/ Grube GBR as well as Stuart McNay/David Hughes, Trevor Moore Foundation USA and Shawn Harvey/Augie Dale, Oyster Bay 470 Team, USA. ----- The 23 women fleet includes Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss, St. Francis Yacht Club/New York Yacht Club USA, Carmen and Emma Cowles US Sailing Team/Larchmont Yacht Club USA as well as Atlantic and Nora Brugman, Shelter Island YC, USA. ----- With 11 women and 20 men, the windsurfing fleets are quite a bit smaller. ----- The event website.
Monday, March 1, 2021   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Lasers - ILCA Laser Midwinters East - Miami FL - Final results - Charlie Buckingham USA and Sarah Douglas CAN on top

 Lasers - ILCA Laser Midwinters East - Miami FL - Final results - Charlie Buckingham USA and Sarah Douglas CAN on top Charlie Buckingham, Newport Beach, CA secured a regatta win at the 2021 Laser Midwinters East hosted by Key Biscayne Yacht Club, with nothing but top-3 finishes, 8 points ahead of Juan I. Maegli, Los Sauces, GUA. Ernesto Rodriguez, Fleet 007 Miami completed the podium in the 25 boat Laser Standard fleet. ----- Sarah Douglas, Ashbridges Bay YC, CAN discarding a 4th place, had the upper hand in the huge 88 boat Open Laser Radial fleet, 5 points ahead of Paige Railey Clearwater, FL. Isabella Maegli GUA finished in 3rd. ----- The best Male participant was the skiff helmsman Stephan Baker, Key Biscayne YC on rank 4. ----- Umi Noritake, Lauderdale YC, won in the 45 boat Laser 4.7 fleet. ----- The Standards and Radials completed 10, the 4.7 finished 9 races in perfect Biscayne Bay conditions. ----- The results and the US Sailing Report.
Monday, March 1, 2021   (Image © Christopher Howell)

J/24 - 2021 Midwinter Championship - Miami FL - Final results - John Mollicone Midwinter Champion

 J/24 - 2021 Midwinter Championship - Miami FL - Final results - John Mollicone Midwinter Champion The 2021 recipient of the J/24 Midwinter Championship perpetual trophy on Biscayne Bay in Miami, FL is John Mollicone, Cranston, RI, USA with crew Paul Abdullah, Mike Marshall, Nick Turney and Dan Borrer. Their consistent top-10 scores allowed them to hit the docks before the final 10th race. Travis Odenbach, Pittsford, NY, USA, and his team won both of Sunday’s races to secure 2nd place with a 4 point backlog. The Puerto Rican Gilberto Rivera, San Juan, PUR, and his team came on strong on the latter two days completing the podium on rank 3, just one point ahead of the day one leader Carter White, Fishers, IN, USA. ----- Perfect three sun and breeze days prevailed in Miami FL. ----- The results and the J/24 Facebook page with a report and pictures.
International – Sunday, February 28, 2021
Sunday, February 28, 2021   (Image © Studio Borlenghi)

America's Cup - Auckland NZL - First races postponed for Corona reasons !

 America's Cup - Auckland NZL - First races postponed for Corona reasons ! The first races of the America's Cup scheduled for next weekend have had to be postponed due to New Zealand's new Covid restrictions. A single new case of Covid has prompted the government to impose another lockdown, for a whole week. The earliest new date for the start of the America's Cup is 10 March. The report.
Sunday, February 28, 2021   

18 Footer - Supercup-Series - Sydney AUS - Final results - Adam Beashel winner

 18 Footer - Supercup-Series - Sydney AUS - Final results - Adam Beashel winner On Friday, the 18 Footer Super Cup Series was sailed in Sydney, a VIP race held in 3 races. The boats were skippered by Australian sailing celebrities, and skiffs and crews were from the current 18-footer scene. Despite moderate winds, numerous capsizes of inexperienced teams occurred. ----- In the end, America's Cup veteran Adam Beashel AUS came out on top with three 2nd places, benefiting from the experienced 'Winning Group' crew of Seve Jarvin AUS and Sam Newton AUS, both multiple JJ Giltian Trophy winners. The report and the video replay of the Live transmisson.. ----- This morning UTC, the 15th race of the Club Championship was sailed in Sydney in light winds - see live broadcast on www.sailing-news.us ----- In one week the JJ Giltinan Trophy, the unofficial world championship of the 18-footer class, will start.
Sunday, February 28, 2021   

J/24 - 2021 Midwinter Championship - Miami FL - Day 2 - John Mollicone replaced Carter White on top

 J/24 - 2021 Midwinter Championship - Miami FL - Day 2 - John Mollicone replaced Carter White on top Four more races were completed yesterday, bringing the total to eight (now including a discard). ----- Discarding a 9th from Friday, John Mollicone, Cranston, RI, USA, and his team now count only top-three finishes for 17 net points and replaced Carter White, Fishers, IN, USA, and his team on top, 6 points behind. On rank 3 follows Travis Odenbach, Pittsford, NY, USA, another 7 points back. The Puerto Rican Gilberto Rivera, San Juan, PUR, rocked the day with three bullets and moved up on 4th tied with rank 3. ----- Twenty-nine teams again enjoyed ideal conditions on Biscayne Bay for the J/24 Midwinter Championship in Miami, FL. with a breeze between 10-15 knots, blue skies and above-average temperatures. Two more races have been scheduled for Sunday. ----- The results and the J/24 Facebook page with a report and pictures.
International – Saturday, February 27, 2021
Saturday, February 27, 2021   

J/24 - 2021 Midwinter Championship - Miami FL - Day 1 - Carter White on Wind Monkey first leader

 J/24 - 2021 Midwinter Championship - Miami FL - Day 1 - Carter White on Wind Monkey first leader Marcus Rogers/Carter White, Fishers, IN, USA, and their team have taken the lead with two bullets 8 points in front of John Mollicone, Cranston, RI, USA, and his team. In 3rd place follows the team of Robby Brown, Saint Petersburg, FL, USA, 20 points behind the leader. Ranks 3 to 10 are separated by 8 points only. ----- 29 boats kicked off the 2021 J/24 Midwinter Championship with four races completed in 8-10 knots, sunny skies and 80 degree temperatures on Biscayne Bay. Ten races are scheduled until Sunday. ----- The results and the J/24 Facebook page with a report and pictures.
International – Friday, February 26, 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021   

18 Footer - Supercup-Series - Sydney AUS - an exhibition event with celebrities

 18 Footer - Supercup-Series - Sydney AUS - an exhibition event with celebrities This morning UTC, the Supercup Series will be sailed in Sydney, an exhibition event consisting of 3 races with Australian sailing celebrities at the helm, among others, former 505 and 49er world champion Chris Nicholson AUS, America's Cup competitor Adam Beashel AUS, Adrienne Calahan AUS, 2004 round the world record holder as well as numerous former JJ Giltinan Trophy winners, including the only European winner of this 18-footer world championship Tim Robinson GBR (1999). ----- The report and the live broadcast.
International – Tuesday, February 23, 2021
International – Monday, February 22, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021   

18 Footer - Australian Championship 2020 - Sydney AUS - Final results - 'tech2 ' of Jack Macartney on top

 18 Footer - Australian Championship 2020 - Sydney AUS - Final results -  'tech2 ' of Jack Macartney on top The 9th and final race of the Australian 18-footer championship came to an end yesterday in Sydney. In shifty winds of around 15 knots, the duel for the title was already decided at the start in favour of 'tech2 ' (Jack Macartney/Charlie Wyatt/Lewis Brake AUS) after their last remaining opponent 'smeg' (Michael Coxon AUS) made a premature start. ----- With the successful defence of their title, 'tech2' moved on top of the list of favourites for the unofficial 18-Footer World Championship, starting in two weeks from now. The New Zealanders, JJ Giltinan Trophy winners in the past two years, will not be at the start due to the Corona restrictions. Besides 'tech2' and 'smeg', 'Winning Group' (John Winning jr/Seve Jarvin/Sam Newton AUS), first-ranked yesterday, can also fancy their chances of grasping the JJ Giltinan Trophy. ----- For now, racing continues next Friday with the Super Cup, featuring past World Champions, Olympic medallists, America's Cup and Ocean Race veterans. ----- The report and the video replay of yesterday's race.
Monday, February 22, 2021   (Image © Kathleen Tocke)

Star - Miami Star Winter Series - Midwinter Championship - Final results - Doyle/Infelise USA winners

 Star - Miami Star Winter Series - Midwinter Championship - Final results - Doyle/Infelise USA winners With one race left yesterday at the 2020/21 Star Midwinter Series in Miami, racing was canceled due to too strong winds. ----- Eric Doyle/Payson Infelise, San Diego, CA are therefore the superior final Midwinter Championship winners after seven races ahead of Augie Diaz/Baltins, Miami, FL and Paul Cayard/Luke Lawrence, San Francisco, CA. Ante Razmilovic/Philip Carlsson, London GBR on rank 5 are the best non-American team. ----- 17 boats from 4 nations participated. ----- The results.
International – Sunday, February 21, 2021
Sunday, February 21, 2021   

Prada Cup - Auckland NZL - Final - Races 7 & 8 - Final results: 7-1 for Luna Rossa

 Prada Cup - Auckland NZL - Final - Races 7 & 8 - Final results: 7-1 for Luna Rossa In moderate winds, INEOS Team UK with Ben Ainslie GBR had today no chance either against Luna Rossa of Francesco Bruni ITA/Jimmy Spithill AUS losing twice in the last two races of the Prada Cup. This means the Italians will challenge Team New Zealand in the America's Cup beginning March 6th. ----- The replay of today's races and the reports.
International – Saturday, February 20, 2021
Saturday, February 20, 2021   

Prada Cup - Auckland NZL - Final - Races 5 & 6 - First victory for INEOS

 Prada Cup - Auckland NZL - Final - Races 5 & 6 - First victory for INEOS In moderate winds between 10 and 12kn, races no. 5 & 6 of the Prada Cup were sailed this morning UTC in Auckland. ----- In race 5, Luna Rossa won, while in the second race of the day, INEOS Team UK with Ben Ainslie GBR took the first win of the series and herewith some hope: 1-5 down, the English still need 6 wins. Luna Rossa can make everything clear tomorrow Sunday morning with two wins. Once again, we will be broadcasting live on www.sailing-news.com. ----- The reports and the video replay of the day.
Saturday, February 20, 2021   

Star - Miami Star Winter Series - Walker Cup - Final results - Doyle/Infelise USA winners

 Star - Miami Star Winter Series - Walker Cup - Final results - Doyle/Infelise USA winners After dominating on day one, Eric Doyle/Payson Infelise, San Diego, CA, continued their streak, posting two bullets for the day and winning the Walker Cup, while Augie Diaz/Arni Baltins, Miami, FL maintained their position behind the leaders with two second place finishes. Peter Vessella/Phil Trinter, Miami moved into third overall. ----- 18 boats from 4 nations participated. ----- Beautiful conditions continued for day two of the Star Midwinters and Walker Cup with a breeze ranging from 10 to 15 knots, shifting a little more to the south. ----- The results.
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