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International – Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The Australian 18-Footer Championship was kicked off on Sydney Harbour last Sunday with two races held in an 8-12kn wind. 'Finport' with Keagan York/Matt Stenta/David Ewings AUS finished twice on top and leads overall ahead of 'Tech 2' and 'Appliances online' tied on the ranks 2 and 3. The Championship resumes in two weeks. The coming Sunday is reserved for a special Australian National Day Regatta. ----- The news and the full replay (1:42 hrs) of last Sunday.
International – Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Final results, Ramshaw CAN 4th Finn, Holt/Woelfel USA 505 Australian Champions
2020 Sail Melbourne was concluded this morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, the Australian Olympic Team member Jake Lilley AUS was the superior winner ahead of Nils Theuninck SUI, advancing on rank 2 as best of the day (ranks 1/3). Tom Ramshaw CAN remained on 4th. ----- In the Lasers Radial, the U19 junior Stefan Elliott AUS finished first ahead of the tied Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED on 2nd and Michael Crompton AUS (U19) on 3rd. Sarah Douglas CAN is on rank 27, Paige Railey USA abandoned the competition three days ago and is ranked 70th among the 85 participants. ----- No change on the podium of the Lasers Standard. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA remained on rank 1 ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS and Luke Elliott AUS. Chris Barnard USA on rank 16 overtook Charlie Buckingham USA, finishing 20th, on the final day. ----- Winners in the Olympic windsurfers are Tom Squires GBR in the Men and Noy Drihan ISR in the Women. ----- Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA grasped the Australian Champions title in the 5o5s. ----- All results and the news.
Perfect Biscayne Bay conditions prevailed on day one of the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, the second event of the 2020 World Cup, yesterday, and all seven classes present completed two races. ----- In the good quality 470 Men fleet, the first leaders are Dahlberg/Bergström SWE 5 points ahead of Sozykin/Gribanov RUS. ----- In the 470 Women, Lecointre/Retornaz FRA won both races. Berta/Caruso ITA and Löwe/Markfort GER are the first persuers. ----------- In all other classes, the race for the last North American 2020 Olympic berths is key. The fleets are mostly very small with only a few participants from other continents. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Joaquin Blanco ESP won both heats. Andrew Lewis TTO (Trinidad/Tobago) and Stefano Peschiera PER (Peru) are the first challengers. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Viktoria Andrulyte LTU (Lithuania) is first ahead of Nethra Kumanan IND (India) and Ebru Bolat ROU (Romania). ----- Emphasis for the US Sailing Team is in the Finns, where the duel between Caleb Paine USA - 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist - and Luke Muller USA for the Olympic Team selection is underway. Paine is on rank 1 after two heats, Muller follows on 4th. ----- In the RS:X windsurfers, Pedro Pascual USA leads in the Men, Mariana Aguilar MEX in the Women. ----- The speed classes 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 are not present. ----- All ranking lists and the detailed daily news of the US Sailing Team.
International – Monday, January 20, 2020
Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 4, rainy weather and fresh winds, reduced program
The Monday races at Sail Melbourne have already been terminated this morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, Anders Pedersen NOR won both races of the day and moved up on rank 3 just one point behind Nils Theuninck SUI. Jake Lilley AUS remains on top. Tom Ramshaw CAN is now 4th. ----- The Lasers Standard completed only one race with Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA still on rank 1, but Matthew Wearn AUS reduced his backlog on 3 points. New on rank 3 follows Elliot Hansen GBR. After a blackflag disqualification, Charlie Buckingham USA dropped on rank 17. Chris Barnard USA follows on the 22nd place. ----- With two race wins, the U17 junior Stephan Elliott AUS moved on top of the Laser Radial Goldfleet, at equal points with Marit Bouwmeester NED. Michael Compton AUS and Annalise Murphy IRL follow 6 points back on the ranks 3 and 4. Sarah Douglas CAN is on the 23rd place. Paige Railey USA did not compete today and is down on rank 67 overall. ----- The 5o5, sailing the Australian Nationals with Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA in the lead, had their lay day and will continue with the last three races tomorrow. ----- All ranking lists, the news and the videos.
Somewhat fresher 10-14kn Eastwinds prevailed on the last day of Act 3 of the Monaco Sportboat Series and 3 races could be held. ----- Charles Thompson GBR and his team defended rank 1 one point ahead of Valerya Kovalenko RUS. Bo Pedersen DEN advanced on rank 3. Keith Whittemore (CYC) USA and his team finished on rank 14 among the 44 participants. ----- The ranking list of Act 3. ----- In the overall ranking of the Winter-Series after 3 of 5 rounds, Charles Thompson GBR has now taken the lead. On rank 2 follows Ludovic Fassitelli MON. ----- The news.
International – Sunday, January 19, 2020
Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 3, only a reduce program sailed
The Sunday races in Melbourne have just been completed this morning UTC. ----- In the Lasers, only one race was sailed with Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA defending the lead in the Lasers Standard ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS new on rank 2. Charlie Buckingham USA dropped on rank 11 after a blackflag disqualification. Chris Barnard USA is up on rank 20. ----- In the Lasers Radial, the U19 helmsman Michael Compton AUS stays on top one point ahead of Marit Bouwmeester NED. Sarah Douglas CAN is 24th. Paige Railey USA did not compete and descending on rank 47, she will continue the competition in the Silverfleet. ----- Jake Lilley AUS extended his lead in the Finns with two bullets. Nils Theuninck SUI, twice on 2nd, remains the first persuer. Tom Ramshaw CAN is up on the 3rd place closely behind. ----- In the Australian 5o5 Nationals, the top duo remains unchange with Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA and Robin Deussen/David Snoad AUS winning one of the two races each. ----- Only two 470s participate with Tyler Page/Adrian Hoesch ASA (Samoa) as leaders on the way to grasp the additional Tokyo Olympic berth for Oceania, as Australia and New Zealand are qualified already. ----- All ranking lists.
International – Saturday, January 18, 2020
Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 2, top-10 interim rankings for Ramshaw CAN (4th Finn) and Buckingham USA (8th Laser)
After the windy opening day with a reduced program at Sail Melbourne, racing has already been completed this Saturday morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, Jack Lilley AUS kept a clear lead. After a race win, Nils Theuninck SUI moved up on rank 2 at equal points with Anders Pedersen NOR and Tom Ramshaw CAN. ----- The Kite-Foilers completed 6 races with Scott Whithead AUS solidly on top. His sister Breiana Whitehead AUS on rank 5 is the best-ranked woman among the 20 starters. ----- The RS:X windsurfers completed 6 races as well. In the men, Tom Squires GBR is on top ahead of Makoto Tomizawa JPN, in the women, Noy Drihan ISR is in front of the Olympic Champion Charline Picon FRA until now. ----- In the Lasers Radial Open - including the Men Juniors - the U19 youth Michael Compton AUS replaced Marit Bouwmeester NED on top. Sarah Douglas CAN is 24th, Paige Railey USA 42nd. ........ ----- In the Lasers Standard, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA defended the first place ahead of the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS, who already lost the 2020 Olympic selection against Matthew Wearn AUS (rank 5 for the moment). Charlie Buckingham USA is 8th, Chris Barnard USA 22nd. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
International – Friday, January 17, 2020
Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1, Holt/Woelfel USA 1st 5o5, Ramshaw CAN 2nd Finn, Buckingham USA 7th Finn
Sail Melbourne 2020 was kicked-off this morning UTC with a race per class. ----- Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA won in the Lasers Standard ahead of Tom Burton AUS and Duko Bos CRO. Charlie Buckingham USA finished 7th, Chris Barnard USA did not compete. 60 participants. ----- In the Lasers Radial Open, Marit Bouwmeester NED and Michael Compton AUS won the races of their groups. Paige Railey USA was 25th and Sarah Douglas CAN 27th among the 85 participants. ----- In the Finns, Jack Lilley AUS finished first ahead of Tom Ramshaw CAN and Nils Theuninck SUI. ----- First leaders in the well-attended 5o5 Australian National Championship are Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA ahead of Sandy Higgins/Paul Marsh AUS. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
During the Olympic Test Event in Enoshima JPN in August 2018, the past Finn World Champion (2013) Jorge Zarif BRA was caught in a doping test for tamoxifen consumption. He acknowledges the use of the substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Code, but claims that he did so on the advice of his doctor to treat a breast disease. He has put himself on provisional suspension, which means that if he is punished for six months, the hook has begun to count and he would have time to play in the Tokyo Olympics.----- The report.
International – Thursday, January 16, 2020
Sail Melbourne 2020 begins tomorrow in the smoke of the bushfires in Australia. In a prelude to the Laser World Championship at the same venue, the full elite of the Class will be starting, among them the Paige Railey USA and Sarah Douglas CAN in the Radials as well as Charlie Buckingham USA and Chris Barnard USA in the Standards. ----- The 5o5s sail the Australian National Championship with MikeHolt/RobWoelfel USA. ----- Tom Ramshaw CAN participates in the small but competitive Finn fleet. ----- The lists of participants. ---------- On Monday, the start to the Miami World Cup will be given with 7 of the 10 Olympic classes present. However, only the the 470s are represented with top participants. The North Americans fight for Olympic Nation berths in the various Classes. ----- The entry lists, the official World Sailing preview and the US Sailing Team preview . ---------- The European sailracing season 2020 begins today with .... the Ski giant-slalom in Auron (80km inland of Nizza) of the traditional International Ski-Yachting Antibes FRA. Sailing on the Mediterranean Sea will begin tomorrow with the 420s, Finns, Fireballs, Nacra 15 catamarans and Lasers, the latter with the first Act of the 2020 Laser Euro Master Cup.
International – Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Youth Classes - Australian Youth National Championship - Sorrento AUS - Final results - Smoke on the water - racing abandoned
Racing has been abandoned for the final day of the Australian Youth Championships on Port Phillip at Sorrento South of Melbourne. Lack of wind and smoke from the bushfires prevented sailing after two days racing. ----- With participants from Asia, Europe and New Zealand, the fleets were quite competitive. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Michael Compton AUS finished first. Finley Dickinson GBR (rank 4) was the best European. ----- Fore more details, consult the ranking lists and the news.
International – Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Etchells - Australian National Championship 2020 - Brighton AUS - Final results, Taylor ahead of Murray and Bertrand
After 7 races at the Etchells Australian National Championship, Graeme Taylor AUS (with the Olympic medalist Tom Slingsby AUS) grasped the title ahead of Iain Murray AUS (with the Olympic medalist Colin Beashel AUS) and the America's Cup winner John Bertrand AUS (with Jake Lilley AUS). ----- A high-quality 36 boat fleet participated in this Championship held during the past week. ----- The ranking list and the detailed report.
After 10 races held at the M32 Miami Winter Series over the past weekend, Donald Wilson, Chicago, IL, USA was the dominating winner 11 points ahead of Rick DeVos, Macatawa, MI, USA, Pieter Taselaar USA and Dan Cheresh, Saugatuck, MI, USA, fighting for the ranks 2 to 4. Only 11 of the originally 16 announced teams participated in this first Act. The next event of the Winter Series will be held Feb 7-9. ----- The results
Optimist - Australian National Championship 2020 - Sydney AUS - Final results, Beashel AUS Champion, Samara Walsh USA 3rd and best girl
Joel Beashel AUS, age 11, finished first at the Optimist Australian National Championship one point ahead of Rocco Wright IRL. On rank 3 followed the best girl Samara Walsh USA. The best European Zou Schemmel FRA occupied the 5th place among the 132 participants. ----- The international fleet completed 11 races during the past week in good sailing conditions. ----- The results.
International – Monday, January 13, 2020
Kristian Nergaard NOR and his team controlled the fleet in the remaining two races held this morning UTC winning the 5.5 Meter World Championship 2020 in Pittwater AUS. Three Bahama teams fighted for the remaining Medals and it was the defending Champion Mark Holowesko BAH grasping Silver ahead of the tied Craig Symonette BAH taking Bronze. Gavin McKinney BAH missed the podium by 3 points. ----- The results and the news.
18 Footer - New South Wales Championship - Sydney AUS - Final results Tech 2 winner of the day, Winning Group NSW Champion
The 18-Footer New South Wales Championship on Sydney Harbour was concluded yesterday with the 5th and final regatta. The dominating 'Winning Group' with John Winning Jr/Seve Jarvin/Sam Newton AUS as premature Champion did not compete yesterday. Winner of the day with a big advance was 'Tech 2' with Jack Macartney/Charlie Wyatt/Trent Barnabas AUS. 'The Oak Double Bay / 4 Pines' with Aron Everett AUS, second yesterday also grasped rank 2 of the overall NSW Championship, ahead of 'Shaw & Partners Financial Services' with James Dorron AUS on 3rd. ----- Next Sunday, the 18 Footer Australian National Championship will be kicked-off with the first regatta, and end of February, the JJ Giltinan Trophy, the inofficial World Championship of the Class, with the New Zealand teams, including the defending Champion, will take place. ----- The news with a full replay of the 5th race (1h35).
470 - North American Championship 2020 - Miami FL, USA - Final results, Patience/Grube GBR and Segers/Berkhout NED Champions
As a lead up to the Miami World Cup Series Miami on January 20-25, the 2020 470 North American Championship was held over the past weekend at the Miami Coconut Grove SC. ----- After 9 races, Luke Patience/Chris Grube GBR finished first in the Men/Mixed fleet 4 points ahead of Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS and Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA finished 6th among the 24 teams. ----- In the 470 women, Afrodite Segers/Kobke Berkhout NED won the title ahead of Maria Bozi/Rafailina Klonaridou ITA and Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA tied on the ranks 2 and 3. Carmen and Emma Cowles USA finished 5th among the 12 teams. ----- The results.
Winning the final race yesterday, Jack Franco, Kemah, TX, USA, and his team (with Bill Hardesty USA) clearly secured the first place in Round 2 of the J/70 Winter Series 21 points ahead of Brian Keane, Weston, MA, USA, who stays on top of the interim Winter Series Rankings. The best Corinthian Bob Willis, Chicago IL US is on rank 10. The best non-North-American team of Hiroshi Kurokawa JPN follows on rank 15 in the 53 boat fleet. ----- With record high temperatures and a breeze exceeding 20kn on Saturday, 4 races were completed, while on Sunday two more heats were held in a slackening 8kn wind. ----- The ranking list. ----- The final event of the Series will be held on February 8/9.
Stephen Benjamin USA, Miami FL, USA and his team finished first in both races of yesterday and are the superior winners of the Biscayne Bay Series with an 11 point advantage. To be noted, that the first day leader Vince Brun USA did not compete. On the ranks 2 and 3 follow Jim Cunningham USA, San Francisco CA, USA and Scott Kaufmann USA, New York, NY (with the 470-Olympia-medallist Lucas Calabrese ARG). 41 teams participated. ----- The results.
International – Sunday, January 12, 2020
With the ranks 2 and 3 today Sunday, Kristian Nergaard/Johan Barne/Anders Pedersen NOR were again the best of the day at the 5.5 Meter Worlds in Australia, and they extended their overall lead on 9 points. Little doubt that they will loose rank 1 in the last races tomorrow. Mark Holowesko BAH/Peter Vlasov BAH/Christoph Burger SUI are on rank 2, only one point in front of Peter Morton AUS, and also Craig Symonette BAH another point behind remains in the race for Silver and Bronze. ----- The results and the news.
Optimist - Team Race - Monaco MON - Day 3 - USA and Sweden jointly on top after Round Robin, Semifinals today
After four race at the Starboat Walker Cup on Biscayne Bay, three teams are tied on top before the last races today, i.e. Jörgen Schönherr DEN/Markus Koy GER, Artur Anosov/Andrej Shafranyuk USA and Augie Diaz USA/Henry Boening BRA. Only 2 points behind are John McCausland/Arnis Baltins USA remaining in the race for victory. ----- 41 teams from 10 nations participate in this third event of the Miami Winter Series. ----- The results and the event facebook page.
Apparently too much wind in Miami yesterday for the M32 catamarans, as racing was postponed. 16 teams from 6 nations are on the entry list of the Miami Winter Series. ----- The news.
J/70 - Winter Series - Act 2 - Davis Island FL, USA - Day 2, Jack Franco USA leads the 53 boat fleet
Jack Franco USA (with Bill Hardesty USA) is on top of Act 2 of the J/70 Winter Series in Florida after four races sailed in fresh winds. Brian Keane USA and Joshua Goldman USA with their teams follow on the ranks 2 and 3. 53 teams from 3 nations participate. ----- The results.
Vince Brun USA and his team lead after 3 races held yesterday in Act 2 of the Etchells Winter Series on Biscayne Bay in a fresh breeze. Jim Cunningham USA follows closely behind. Stephen Benjamin USA is on the 3rd rank. ----- The results.
International – Saturday, January 11, 2020
The USA Optimist Team clearly remains on top of the Monaco Team Racing Cup with a 12-2 score. The Swedish KSSS Team follows on rank 2, the local YC Monaco moved up on the 3rd place. ----- Light 5 to 8kn winds prevailed yesterday. 131 duels have been completed so far. ----- The results, the news and the video of the day.