Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, January 23, 2020
Thursday, January 23, 2020   

Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 3

Unusual cold and blustery conditions prevailed on Biscayne Bay yesterday at the Miami World Cup Regatta. ----- In the 470 men, the multiple Olympic and World Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS have taken the lead with two race wins. Dahlberg/Bergström SWE and Mantis/Kagialis GRE follow on the ranks 2 and 3. McNay/Hughes USA are up on 7th with a 2nd rank in race 6. Ramsay/Lowden CAN kept the 23rd place, but Guzman/Guzman MEX rank 25, their opponent for the North American Olympic berth, had a black day and are now 14 points behind the Canadians. ----- In the 470 women, Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA won again both heats and are now clearly in front. Skrzypulec/Ogar POL and Mrak/Macarol SLO follow on 2nd and 3rd. Minor changes in the rankings of the three USA teams fighting for the Tokyo Olympic ticket: the young Cowles/Cowles had their worst day but remained 8th and even exended their lead on Brugman/Brugman 10th on 5 points. Another 3 points back follow Barnes/Dallman-Weis as 12th. ----- In the Finns, Caleb Paine USA still controls his challenger Luke Muller USA for the US Olympic ticket with a solid 8 point lead. In the race for the additional North American Olympic berth, Rockall Evans BER, rank 6, is 4 points ahead of Juan Perez Soltero MEX. ----- Erika Reineke USA leads in the Lasers Radial 5 points ahead of Vasileia Karachaliou GRE. Elena Oetling MEX, rank 6, has a solid 17 point lead over Philipine van Aanholt ARU in the fight for the Olympic berth. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Francisco Guaragna ARG moved on top with a 5 point lead on Stefano Peschiera PER new on rank 2. Andrew Lewis TTB on rank 4 extended his lead on Robert Davies CAN in the battle for the 2020 Olympic berth to 6 points. ----- The windsurfers completed three races with Demita Vega de Lille MEX on top of the RS:X women ahead of Farah Hall USA. Nikola Girke CAN, rank 5, is on course to qualify her nation for Tokyo 2020. ----- Pedro Pascual USA on first in the RS:X men was extending his lead on Ignacio Berenguer MEX who is also in the driving seat to qualify his nation for Tokyo 2020. ----- All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020   

Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 2 - Sailors challenged by shifty Miami breeze

Mostly sunny weather with 15-20kn winds from the shore, however puffy and shifty in the afternoon, prevailed yesterday, allowing to sail the full program with 2, respectively 3 races for the windsurfers. ----- Dahlberg/Bergström SWE defended the first place in the 470 Men. Mantis/Kagialis GRE advanced on rank 2, Doi/Kimura JPN and the Olympic and World Champions Belcher/Ryan AUS follow on the ranks 3 and 4. McNay/Hughes USA are on rank 9. Ramsay/Lowden CAN 23rd and Guzman/Guzman MEX 24th fight for the remaining 2020 Olympic berth. ----- In the 470 Women, the dominators of the 2019 regattas (Pre-Olympics, Worldcup Japan, European Championship) Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA remain on top inspite of a premature start disqualification. Skrzypulec/Ogar POL progressed on rank 2, Löwe/Markfort GER are now 3rd. Placed within 7 points, the USA women Cowles/Cowles 8th, Brugman/Brugman 11th and Barnes/Dallman-Weis 13th are competing for the US Sailing Team Tokyo ticket. ----- In the Finns, the USA duo Caleb Paine USA 4 points ahead of Luke Miller USA on the ranks 1 and 2 keep on fighting for the Olympic selection. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Francisco Guaragna ARG joined the still leading Joaquin Blanco ESP on top. Andrew Lewis TTB on rank 3 leads in the battle for the 2020 Olympic berth, but Luke Ramsay CAN on 5th is only 3 points behind. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Erika Reineke USA replaced Viktorija Andrulyte LTU on rank 1. ----- Pedro Pascual USA is on top of the RS:X Men windsurfers ahead of Ignacio Beregnuer MEX and David Mier y Teran MEX on a safe way to qualify MEX for Tokyo. ----- In the RS:X Women windsurfers, Demita Vega de Lille MEX is in front ahead of Mariana Aguilar MEX and Farrah Hall USA. The former Olympian Nikola Girke CAN on rank 6 has good chances to qualify CAN for the Olympics. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020   

Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Final results, Ramshaw CAN 4th Finn, Holt/Woelfel USA 505 Australian Champions

 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.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020   

Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 1

 Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 1 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.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, January 20, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020   

Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 4, rainy weather and fresh winds, reduced program

 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.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, January 18, 2020
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)

 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.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, January 17, 2020
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

 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.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Wednesday, January 15, 2020   

Youth Classes - Australian Youth National Championship - Sorrento AUS - Final results - Smoke on the water - racing abandoned

 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.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Wednesday, December 18, 2019   

Match Racing - World Sailing Ranking Lists December 2018 - Leaders and top-20 North Americans

 Match Racing - World Sailing Ranking Lists December 2018 - Leaders and top-20 North Americans GBR, AUS, FRA, DEN, BRA CHN and SUI have athletes/teams on number one ranks by the end of 2019 . ----- Eric Monnin SUI terminates the year on top of the Open Match Racing World Rankings. Nick Egnot-Johnson NZL follows on rank 2, Ian Williams GBR is third. Chris Poole USA is the best-ranked North American. ----- First in the Women Match Racing rankings is Pauline Courtois FRA ahead of Anna Oestling SWE and Johanna Bergqvist SWE. Nicole Breault USA follows on the 4th place. ----- In the Fleet Racing Rankings, the leaders are in the 470 men Mathew Belcher/William Ryan AUS, Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA are 8th; in the 470 women Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR; in the 49ers James Peters/Finn Sterritt GBR; In the 49ersFX Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA, Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA are 8th; in the Lasers Standard Tom Burton AUS, Charlie Buckingham USA is 9th; in the Lasers Radial Anne-Marie Rindom DEN, Sarah Douglas CAN is 19th, Paige Railey USA 13th and Erika Reineke USA 14th; in the Finns Jorge Zarif BRA, Tom Ramshaw CAN is 11th, Luke Muller USA 18th, Caleb Paine USA 20th; in the Nacras Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR, Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis USA are 17th; in the RS:X men Louis Giard FRA; in the RS:X woman Yunxiu Lu CHN. ----- The World Ranking Lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, December 12, 2019
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.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – 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.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, December 6, 2019
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, November 21, 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019   

Speed-Sailing - Lüderitz Speed Challenge - Lüderitz NAM - Day 30 - new Windsurf World ecord

 Speed-Sailing - Lüderitz Speed Challenge - Lüderitz NAM - Day 30 - new Windsurf  World ecord The traditional Lüderitz (Namibia) Speed Challenge has been underway for a month now with excellent wind conditions on the speed channel during the past days. ----- With 53,33kn, Vincent Valkenaers BEL succeeded to improve the Windsurf World Record of Antoine Albeau FRA by 0,06kn, the day before yesterday. ----- First-ranked interim in the women is Heidi Ulrich SUI with 46,1kn. ----- For the coming weekend, even fresher winds of up to 60kn have been announced and it remains to be seen, whether the Kite record of Rob Douglas USA (55,65kn) will fall. ----- The rankings and the event facebook page with videos.
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