Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, February 3, 2019
Sunday, February 3, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 5 - Medal Races

 Olympic Worldcup - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 5 - Medal Races Light winds prevailed again at the Miami Olympic Classes Worldcup yesterday with five Medal Races on the program with three USA teams involved:

- Bora Gulari/Louisa Chafee rank 8 and Sarah Newberry/David Liebenberg rank 10 in the Nacra-17
- Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea rank 9 in the 49ersFX

Three premature start disqualifications occurred in the hyper-nervous RS:X men windsurfer fleet, one of them by the leading Pawel Tarnowski POL, who dropped on rank 4 overall. The winner was Bing Ye CHN 5 points ahead of Radoslav Furmanski POL. On rank 3 followed Pierre Le Coq FRA. Chinese victory also in the RS:X women windsurfers with Yunxiu Lu CHN. Kathy Spychakov ISR and Charline Picon completed the podium.
In the 49ers, it was an easy game for the leading Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER as their first two challengers committed premature starts. Fletcher/Bithell GBR and Fantela/ Fantela CRO followed on the ranks 2 and 3. In the 49ersFX, the leaders Maloney/Meech NZL had a bad start and finishing 9th only in the Medal Race, they lost the first place to the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA 2 points ahead of the Kiwi girls.
No change on top of the Nacras 17 with Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS as winners ahead of Samuel Albrecht/Gabriela Nicolino BRA and Santiago Lange/Cecilia Carranza ARG.

All other classes sailed their last qualification races and in all five events, North American teams are among the best ten qualified for today's Medal Races. The best by NorAm nation are:

- Laser (101 participants): 6th Charlie Buckingham USA, 28th Robert Davis CAN, 57th Yanic Gentry MEX
- Laser Radial (59 participants): 2nd Paige Railey USA, 6th Erika Reineke USA, 10th Sarah Douglas CAN, 57th Elena Oetling MEX
- Finn (25 participants): 3rd Luke Muller USA, 10th Tom Ramshaw CAN
- 470 Men (37 participants): 6th Stuart McNay/Dave Hughes USA, 37th Joshua Yale/Michael Montagnese CAN
- 470 Women (28 participants): 9th Atlantic + Nora Brugman USA

The top positions overall before today's Medal Races are as follows.
In the 470 men, Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP replaced the leading Dahlberg/Bergström SWE on top and the overall win will be decided among the two today. In the 470 women, the first three teams are separated by 4 points only. Frederike Löwe/Anna Markfort GER are first ahead of Hanna Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR and Fabienne Oster/Anastsiya Winkel GER.
The most exciting situation in today's double-points-no-discard Medal Race will be in the Finns with the first seven having a chance for the overall win mathematically ! Max Salminen SWE is in the lead 4 points ahead of Jonathan Lobert FRA and Luke Muller USA another 4 points behind on 3rd.
The Laser results follow below in a separate news text.

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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, February 2, 2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019   

Olympic Worldup - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 4, with NorAm top-10s in the Lasers, Finns, 470s, 49erFX and Nacras

 Olympic Worldup - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 4, with NorAm top-10s in the Lasers, Finns, 470s, 49erFX and Nacras Light winds between 8 and 10kn prevailed on the 4th day of the Miami Olympic Classes Worldcup, and the windsurfers, 49ers and Nacra 17 terminated their qualification series to select the 10 best for today's Medal Races with Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA (49erFX) and Bora Gulari/Louisa Chafee USA (Nacra-17) making the cut.

Here the positions of the best North Americans by Class:
- RS:X Men (54 participants): 37th Pedro Pascual USA, 38th Ignazio Berenguer MEX
- RS:X Women (35 participants): 27th Farrah Hall USA, 31st Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX, 40th Olivia Mew CAN
- Laser (101 participants): 4th Charlie Buckingham USA, 11th Chris Barnard USA, 21st Robert Davis CAN, 55th Yanic Gentry MEX
- Laser Radial (59 participants): 1st Paige Railey USA, 7th Sarah Douglas CAN, 57th Elena Oetling MEX
- Finn (25 participants): 6th Luke Muller USA, 7th Tom Ramshaw CAN
- 470 Men (37 participants): 7th Stuart McNay/Dave Hughes USA, 37th Joshua Yale/Michael Montagnese CAN
- 470 Women (28 participants): 7th Atlantic + Nora Brugman USA
- 49er (42 participants): 14th Ian Barrows/Joseph Kiss USA, 37th Alexander Heinzemann/Justin Barnes CAN
- 49er FX (30 participants): 9th Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA, 32nd Alexandra Ten Hove/Mariah Millen CAN
- Nacra 17 (27 participants): 7th Bora Gulari/Louisa Chafee USA, 22nd Allison Surrette/Max Flinn CAN

And here the best ranked overall by Class:

In the RS:X men windsurfers, Pawel Tarnowski POL has a 5 point lead on the tied duo Pierre Le Coq FRA and Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI. In the women windsurfers, Yunxiu LU CHN and Charline Picon FRA share the first place with Kathy Spychakow ISR on 2nd 2 points behind.
In the Nacra 17, the duel for victory will be between Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS and Samuel Albrecht/Gabriela Nicolini BRA 4 points back. Santiago Lange/Cecilia Carranza ARG on 3rd are already 16 points behind.
In the 49ers, Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER have a solid 12 points' advantage on Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR. 12 points ahead of the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA are also Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL in the 49ersFX.
All other classes sail the last qualification series races today.
In the 470 men, Dahlberg/Östling SWE havew reclaimed the first place with a 4 point advantage on the tied Ichino/Hasegawa JPN and Xammar/Rodriguez ESP. In the 470 women, Fabienne Oster/Anastasyia Winkel GER are now on top ahead of Oliveira/Barbachan BRA and Mills/McIntyre GBR.
In the Finns, Tapio Nirkko FIN is now 3 points ahead of Max Salminen SWE. Another 2 points behind is now Nils Theuninck SUI on rank 3.
The Laser results follow separately below.

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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, February 1, 2019
Friday, February 1, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 3. top results by NorAm teams !

Fresher winds filled in for the first time and all classes held 3 to 4 races catching up some what with the program. The Nacra 17, the Skiffs and the Windsurfers will complete their Qualification Series today in view of the Medal races of tomorrow.

Major changes among the North Americans with brilliant moves into the top-5 ranks as can be seen below:
- RS:X Men (54 participants): 33rd Ignazio Berenguer MEX, 36th Pedro Pascual USA
- RS:X Women (35 participants): 26th Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX, 28th Farrah Hall USA, 40th Olivia Mew CAN
- Laser (101 participants): 4th Chris Barnard USA/5th Charlie Buckingham USA, 33rd Robert Davis CAN, 55th Yanic Gentry MEX
- Laser Radial (59 participants): 2nd Paige Railey USA, 10th Sarah Douglas CAN, 54th Elena Oetling MEX
- Finn (25 participants): 5th Luke Muller USA, 11th Tom Ramshaw CAN
- 470 Men (37 participants): 1st Stuart McNay/Dave Hughes USA, 37th Joshua Yale/Michael Montagnese CAN
- 470 Women (28 participants): 12th Atlantic + Nora Brugman USA
- 49er (42 participants): 9th Nevin Snow/Maximiliano Agnese USA, 36th Alexander Heinzemann/Justin Barnes CAN
- 49er FX (30 participants): 8th Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA, 29th Georgia + Holly Lewin-Lafrance CAN
- Nacra 17 (27 participants): 8th Bora Gulari/Louisa Chafee USA, 22nd Allison Surrette/Max Flinn CAN

The best results by Class:
Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS moved on top in the Nacra 17 5 points ahead of Samuel Albrecht/Gabriela Nicolini BRA. In the Finns, Max Salminen SWE has taken the lead tied with Tapio Nirkko FIN. Jonathan Lobert FRA stays on 3rd.
New leaders in the 49ers, thanks to two race wins, are Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER. Fletcher/Bithell GBR and Fantela/Fantela CRO follow on ranks 2 and 3. In the 49ersFX, Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL are now 5 points in front of Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR. Victoria Jurczol/Anika Lorenz GER progressed on the 3rd place.
McNay/Hughes USA have now taken the lead in the 470 Men tied with Dahlberg/Bergström SWE. On the 3rd place follow Ichino/Hasegawa JPN. In the 470
Women, Skrzypulec/Ogar POL defended their lead ahead of Mills/McIntyre GBR and Oster/Winkel GER.
In the Men Windsurfers, Radoslav Furmanski POL is now on the first place ahead of Mattia Camboni ITA and Pavel Tarnowski POL. In RS:X Women, Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL is 2 points ahead of Charline Piccon FRA.
Laser results see next news text below.

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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, January 31, 2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 2

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 2 Very light winds prevailed on day 2 of the Miami Olympic Classes Worldcup and a reduced program only was held. The 470 did not sail at all, while the most other classes completed only one race.

The ranks of the best by North American nations:
- RS:X Men (54 participants): 28th Ignazio Berenguer MEX, 41st Pedro Pascual USA
- RS:X Women (35 participants): 12th Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX, 26th Farrah Hall USA, 37th Olivia Mew CAN
- Laser (101 participants): 7th Chris Barnard USA, 27th Robert Davis CAN, 57th Yanic Gentry MEX
- Laser Radial (59 participants): 8th Maura Dewey CAN, 10th Paige Railey USA, 55th Alejandra Margarita Montemayor MEX
- Finn (25 participants): 7th Luke Muller USA, 15th Tom Ramshaw CAN
- 470 Men (37 participants): 3rd Stuart McNay/Dave Hughes USA, 36th Joshua Yale/Michael Montagnese CAN
- 470 Women (28 participants): 5th Carmen + Emma Cowles USA
- 49er (42 participants): 1st Nevin Snow/Maximiliano Agnese USA, 33rd Willam Jones/Evan Depaul CAN
- 49er FX (30 participants): 3rd Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA, 21st Georgia + Holly Lewin-Lafrance CAN
- Nacra 17 (27 participants): 11th Sarah Newberry/David Liebenberg USA, 18th Allison Surrette/Max Flinn CAN

The ranks of the best by Class:
In the RS:X windsurfers, the Chinese light-wind specialists have taken the lead. Mengfan Gao CHN is first in the Men and Yunxiu Lu CHN in the Women.
In the Finns, Tapio Nirkko FIN moved on top one point ahead of the day's winner Anders Pedersen NOR on 2nd and Jonathan Lobert FRA new on 3rd.
Thanks to a race win in the only heat of the day, Nevin Snow/Max Agnese USA are the new leaders in the 49ers one point in front of Fantela/ Fantela CRO. In the 49erFX, Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL defended their lead with a considerable 11 point advantage on Sophie Weguelin/Sophie Ainsworth GBR.
In the Nacra 17, Samuel Albrecht/Gabriela Nicolino BRA extended their lead on Waterhouse/Darmanin AUS and the Olympic Champions Lange/Carranza ARG tied on the ranks 2 and 3.
The Laser results follow below.

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Racing can be followed again live this afternoon over GPS tracking.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 1, top-10 NorAm results in all events but the windsurfers

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 1, top-10 NorAm results in all events but the windsurfers Moderate, unconstant winds from the shore prevailed on the first day of the Olympic Worldcup Regatta in Miami FL, and - depending on the Class - one to three races were held.

Here the best by North American nations:

- RS:X Men (54 participants): 33rd Ignazio Berenguer MEX, 35th Pedre Pascual USA
- RS:X Women (35 participants): 11th Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX, 26th Dominique Stater USA, 31st Olivia Mew CAN
- Laser (101 participants): 7th Chris Barnard USA, 17th Robert Davis CAN, 38th Yanic Gentry MEX
- Laser Radial (59 participants): 7th Maura Dewey CAN, 10th Paige Railey USA, 44th Alejandra Margarita Montemayor MEX
- Finn (25 participants): 3rd Luke Muller USA, 16th Kyle Martin CAN
- 470 Men (37 participants): 3rd Stuart McNay/Dave Hughes USA, 36th Joshua Yale/Michael Montagnese CAN
- 470 Women (28 participants): 5th Carmen Emma Cowles USA
- 49er (42 participants): 6th Nevin Snow/Maximiliano Agnese USA, 32nd Willam Jones/Evan Depaul CAN
- 49er FX (30 participants): 7th Georgia Holly Lewin-Lafrance CAN,24th Paris Henken/Anna Tobias USA
- Nacra 17 (27 participants): 9th Sarah Newberry/David Liebenberg USA, 25th Allison Surrette/Max Flinn CAN

And here the best by Class:

In the RS:X Men windsurfers, Angel Granda ESP and Bing Ye CHN share the lead, 2 points ahead of Pawel Tarnowski POL on 3rd. In the RS:X Women, Yunxiu Lu CHN won the only race of the day followed by Flavia Tartaglini ITA.
The Finns completed also only one heat with Jonathan Lobert FRA on first ahead of Josip Olujic CRO and Luke Muller USA.
In the 470 Men, Dahlberg/Bergström SWE have taken the lead after two races with Ferrari/Calabro ITA and McNay/Hughes USA as first challengers. Skrzypulec/Ogar POL won both races in the 470 Women. Oster/Winkel GER and di Benedetta/Dubbini ITA follow on the positions 2 and 3 overall.
In the 49ers, the leaders are Peters/Sterritt GBR closely followed by the tied Botin/Iago ESP and Fantela/Fantela CRO on point behind. In the 49erFX, Sophie Weguelin/Sophie Ainsworth GBR won the only race of the day ahead of Maloney/Meech NZL.
In the Nacra 17, Daniel Albrecht/Gabriela Nicolina BRA occupy rank 1 overall with two bullets in the three races completed. Waterhouse/Darmanin AUS and Martinez/Maslivets ESP follow on the 2nd and 3rd places.
The Laser results follow separately below.

All ranking lists and the official report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - first races today

The second World Sailing Olympic Classes Worldcup Regatta begins today on Biscayne Bay / Miami FL with the first races and a top attendance in all 10 events including all 2017 winners except the Finn Olympic Champion Giles Scott GBR. Here the official preview and the entry lists.
Races can be followed over GPS tracking beginning at 14h UTC.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, January 24, 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019   

RS:X-Windsurfer - North American Championship 2019 - Key Biscayne FL, USA - Final results

 RS:X-Windsurfer - North American Championship 2019 - Key Biscayne FL, USA - Final results Yesterday, the RS:X windsurfers concluded the North American Championship, tune-up regatta to the Worldcup event taking place on the same waters next week. Three more races were held.
Copy-paste on the result sheet for Louis Giard FRA with the ranks 1/2/3 clearly securing the overall victory ahead of Pierre Le Coq FRA and Tom Squires GBR. The top North Americans in the men’s fleet were Ignacio Berenguer MEX on rank 15 and Felix Toledo USA on 22nd.
In the Open Youth and Women rankings, Helen Noesmoen FRA defended her first place by a small margin over Manuel Nores USA and Gelly Skarlatou GRE. The top North American women was Mariana Aguilar MEX on rank 11.
The ranking list.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, December 17, 2018
Monday, December 17, 2018   

Viper 640 - Winter Series #1 - Sarasota FL, USA

 Viper 640 - Winter Series #1 - Sarasota FL, USA The first of three events of the 2018-19 Viper Winter Series was held in Sarasota FL over the past weekend with 26 boats on the starting line. Light winds allowed for four races on Saturday, while on Sunday, the wind failed to fill in.
Christopher Stocke finished first with nothing but top-3 results in the four races held one point ahead of Marcus Eagan. Another point behind followed Peter Beardsley in third.
The results and the event website .
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, December 15, 2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018   

Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 3

 Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 3 This morning UTC, the wind was absent in Melbourne and there are doubts, that later in the afternoon (local time), racing can be resumed. Here the video statement.
Yesterday, only a reduced program was held. A change must be noted in the Laser Radial rankings where the race winner Maud Jayet SUI was relegated on rank 4 with a time penalty. Her backlog on the new leader Mara Stransky AUS is only 1,2 points.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with updated news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018   

World Sailing - Olympic Classes Selection 2024 - more critics

 World Sailing - Olympic Classes Selection 2024 - more critics www.sailinganarchy.com - one of the most widely read sailing sites in the world - published 2 days ago another text concerning the controversial event selection of the Olympic Games 2024. With precise arguments and facts, those responsible - President Kim Andersen DEN and CEO Andrew Hunt GBR - will remain in distress. Whether the Olympic decision can still be tipped now depends on the Constitution Committee, which has to assess the legality of the vote. Problems with the voting technology meant that at least 4 votes were counted incorrectly. The article.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018   

World Sailing - Olympic Classes Selection Voting Scandal - the latest Update

 World Sailing - Olympic Classes Selection Voting Scandal  - the latest Update In today's Tuesday Evening Show, Tom Ehman USA gives the latest update on the Sailing World Olympic Events 2024 Voting scandal livestream on his SailingIllustrated website. Beginning at 21h UTC, special guest Paul Henderson CAN, past-President of ISAF (now World Sailing) will comment the situation as well.
Here the video preview.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, December 6, 2018
Thursday, December 6, 2018   (Image © Beau Outteridge)

Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Sydney - Sydney AUS - Day 3

 Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Sydney - Sydney AUS - Day 3 Last Monday, "Sail Sydney", the first of the 2018/9 Olympic and Youth Classes Regattas downunder, was kicked off with the Olympic events. The Youth competition will begin on Friday. Today's - Thursday - races have already been almost completed.
In the good-quality 470 men fleet, Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP and Daichi Takayama/Kimihiko Imamura JPN lead at equal points after 6 races. The Olympia Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS follow on rank 3. Only four 470 women's teams participate with Nia Jerwood/Monique Devries AUS winning 5 of the 6 races, followed by Frederike Löwe/Anna Markfort GER.
In the 49ers, David and Lach Gilmour AUS are the clear leaders. In the 49ersFX, Tess Lloyd/Jamie Ryan AUS are dominting. Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA, best non-Australians, are on the 4th place.
First in the Finns is Nicholas Heiner NED 2 points ahead of Josh Junior NZL. Ed Wright GBR another 2 points back on rank 3.
The Lasers sailed only 4 races so far with Matthew Wearn AUS on top ahead of Sam Meech NZL and Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR..
In the Nacras 17, the experienced Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS and Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL occupy the first places.
All results, the news and the event Facebook site including pictures and videos (search for www.sailsydney.org)
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