North America – Monday, March 1, 2021
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.
North America – Sunday, February 28, 2021
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.
North America – 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.
North America – Monday, February 22, 2021
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.
North America – Saturday, February 20, 2021
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.
North America – Friday, February 19, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021   (Image © Kathleen Tocke)

Star - Miami Star Winter Series - Walker Cup - Doyle/Infelise clear leaders after three races

 Star - Miami Star Winter Series - Walker Cup - Doyle/Infelise clear leaders after three races Three races were held on the first day of the Star Midwinters and Walker Cup at the Miami Coral Reef YC in a solid 9 to 11kn SE-breeze. Clear leaders after the opening day of Act 3 of the 2020/1 Star Midwinters are Eric Doyle/Payson Infelise, San Diego, CA, with a 2-1-1 scoreline and a 9 point advantage over Augie Diaz/Arni Baltins, Miami, FL. Another point behind follow Paul Cayard/Luke Lawrence, San Francisco, CA, and Peter Vessella/Phil Trinter, Miami. ----- 18 boats from 4 nations participate. ----- The results.
North America – Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Tuesday, February 9, 2021   

Star - 2021 Star Zagarino Cup Masters - Miami, FL - Final results - Augie Diaz dominated

 Star - 2021 Star Zagarino Cup Masters - Miami, FL - Final results - Augie Diaz dominated Two past World Champions finished on top of the 2021 Star Zagarino Cup Masters for skippers over 50 with Augie Diaz, Miami FL, USA dominating with two bullets, followed by John MacCausland, Rotonda West, FL, USA, in 2nd and Robert Teitge, St. Clair Shores, MI, USA, in 3rd. Ante Razmilovic, London, GBR missed the podium by one point. –----- The results.
North America – Monday, February 8, 2021
Monday, February 8, 2021   

Lasers, Foiling Kites, iQFoils - US Open Clearwater Fl - Racing heats up in the Finals

 Lasers, Foiling Kites, iQFoils - US Open Clearwater Fl - Racing heats up in the Finals Yesterday Sunday, big wind (14 to 16 knots and gusts in the mid-20s), big wave, and big wet kind of day for the sailors and kiters on the final day of racing at 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing – Clearwater, the third and final Florida tour stop in the new six-event series. ----- Chapman Petersen (Fontana, Wis.) took home the overall title in the Open Laser Radials with 19 points through 11 races. Hometown sailor and Olympian Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), 2nd overall, won the women’s division after another exciting duel with her training partner Sarah Douglas (Toronto, CAN), completing the Open podium. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Leo Boucher (West River, Md.) held back a hard-charging Marshall McCann (Kemah, Texas) to win the Laser Standard fleet by six points. Connor Nelson (Tampa, Fla.) took third place honors in the fleet 11 points behind Boucher. ----- Anna Vasilieva (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) wrapped up an impressive four days on the water by placing second and first in Sunday’s two races in the Laser 4.7 fleet, thus winning 10 of 11 races to earn a 15-point advantage on Evan Wern (St. Petersburg, Fla.), the top male sailor in the fleet. Oscar Parzen (San Diego, Calif.) finished third. ----- The iQFoil fleets conducted an hour-long marathon race with Mateus Isaac (Sao Paulo, BRA) on first again, taking the title by winning all 15 races of the series. Adrien Gaillard (MEX) was second and Alexander Temko (Palm Harbor, Fla.), the top-performing American, in third. ----- Mariana Aguilar Chavez Peon (MEX) won the Open iQFoil fleet by 11 points over Giovanna Prada (BRA) winner of yesterday’s race. The best US Sailing Team member Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.) was third in the day’s race and third overall for the regatta. ----- Very tight duel between the dominating duo Evan Heffernan (Santa Barbara, Calif.) and Kai Calder (Alameda, Calif.) in the Foiling Kites in the final three races on Sunday for 18 total. Heffernan had the lead entering Sunday, but Calder posted a pair of wins to take first entering the final race, where Heffernan succeeded to reclaim rank one. Noah Runciman (La Porte, Texas) rounded out the podium with a third-place finish overall. Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, Fla.) finished the regatta in sixth overall as the only women’s competitor in the 15 rider fleet. ----- All results and the US Sailing Report.
North America – Sunday, February 7, 2021
Sunday, February 7, 2021   

Ice-Sailing - DN North American Championship 2021 - Cheboygan USA - another title for Ron Sherry

With the Ice Sailing World Championship planned for January canceled for Covid reasons, the North American DN Ice Sailing Championship was on the agenda last week. 52 competitors from the USA and Canada participated with the multiple World Champion Ron Sherry USA taking the title with 6 wins in 9 races. ----- The rankings, the pictures and the video.
Sunday, February 7, 2021   

Lasers, Foiling Kites, iQFoils - US Open Clearwater Fl - Day 3

 Lasers, Foiling Kites, iQFoils - US Open Clearwater Fl - Day 3 Various conditions with light 8 to 12 knots winds, light swell, and passing showers prevailed yesterday at the 2021 US Open – Clearwater for the 90 sailors in six classes. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Chapman Petersen (Fontana, Wis.) continues to post strong scores through another three races. 11 points behind on 2nd follows the top women Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), leading Isabella Maegli Aguero (GUA) by 16 points. In spite of a race win each, Sarah Douglas (Toronto, CAN), and Charlotte Rose (Houston, Texas) lost ranks after bad finishes or disqualifications. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Leo Boucher (West River, Md.) posted a 2-3-3 scoring line and extended his lead on 17 points. Marshall McCann (Kemah, Texas) and Connor Nelson, separated by one point, are new on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- Anna Vasilieva (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) continues dominating the Lasers 4.7 with three more wins. Evan Wern (St. Petersburg, Fla.) is the top male sailor in the fleet in 2nd overall. ----- After 13 races in the iQFoil Open fleet, Mariana Aguilar Chavez Peon (MEX) keeps on dominating with 12 bullets, 11 points ahead of Giovanna Prada BRA and Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.) as top American. ----- Mateus Isaac (Sao Paulo, BRA) continues his hot streak with 14 consecutive wins to remain perfect for the regatta. He holds a 21-point lead over Adrien Gaillard (MEX). Alexander Temko (Palm Harbor, Fla.) is the top American in third place. ----- Position changes on top of the Foiling Kites after the four races of yesterday where Evan Heffernan (Santa Barbara, Calif.) replaced the not-competing Markus Edegran (West Palm Beach, Fla.) on top. New on rank 2 follows Cai Calder (Alameda, Calif.) best of the day with 3 bullets. Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, Calif.) left out two races as well and is now in the 5th position. ----- All results and the US Sailing Report.














All results and the US Sailing Report.
North America – Saturday, February 6, 2021
Saturday, February 6, 2021   (Image © US Sailing Team/Allison Chenard)

Lasers, Foiling Kites, iQFoils - US Open Clearwater Fl - Day 2 - good breeze racing

 Lasers, Foiling Kites, iQFoils - US Open Clearwater Fl - Day 2 - good breeze racing Good conditions prevailed yesterday with 15-17kn and puffs reaching 25kn. ----- After 11 races in the Foiling Kites, Markus Edegran (West Palm Beach, Fla.) leads by six points over Evan Heffernan (Santa Barbara, Calif.). Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, Calif.), the only woman in the fleet, maintained her 4th position. ----- Entertaining racing in the 30-boat Open Laser Radial fleet with Chapman Petersen (Fontana, Wis.) on top 5 points ahead of Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) and another 5 points back Sarah Douglas (Toronto, CAN). With a 6 and 7 point backlog follow Charlotte Rose (Houston, Texas), best of the day with the ranks 1,3 and 2, and Lillian Myers (Sarasota, Fla.). ----- Solid 12 point lead of Leo Boucher (West River, Md.) ahead of Robert Hallawell Robert Hallawell (Jensen Beach, Fla.) in the Lasers Standard. ----- Anna Vasilieva (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) remains undefeated in the Laser 4.7 fleet through six races after winning three more on Friday. ----- The iQFoil Open fleets continues to be led by Mariana Aguilar Chavez Peon (MEX) winning all 8 races, followed by Giovanna Prada BRA and Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.). ----- Mateus Isaac (Sao Paulo, BRA) with 8 bullets in the iQFoil Men’s fleet has a 9-point lead over Adrien Gaillard (MEX), and 11 points on Noah Lyons (Clearwater, Fla.). ----- All results and the US Sailing Report.
North America – Monday, January 25, 2021
Monday, January 25, 2021   

Olympic Classes - 2021 US Open Sailing Series - Miami Olympic Classes Regatta - Final results

 Olympic Classes - 2021 US Open Sailing Series - Miami Olympic Classes Regatta - Final results The 2021 Miami Olympic Classes Regatta on Biscayne Bay was concluded yesterday with light-wind early morning races. ----- First out, the 470s sailed two races, both won by Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) / Dave Hughes (Ithaca, N.Y.), finishing the series with 8 bullets in 11 heats with a 13-point margin. Mixed teams Louisa Nordstrom (Osprey, Fla.) / Trevor Bornarth (Stuart, Fla.) followed in second, Michelle Lahrkamp (Rye, N.Y.) / Jack Parkin (Riverside, Conn.) placed third. ----- On top in 9 of the 11 races this week, Nevin Snow (San Diego, Calif.) / Dane Wilson (Ojai, Calif.) sustained their lead on Sunday, winning the 49er fleet by seven points. Ian Barrows (St. Thomas, USVI) / Hans Henken (Coronado, Calif.) finished second overall, followed by Christopher Williford (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) / Duncan Williford (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) in 3rd. ----- In the 49ersFX, Stephan Baker (Miami, Fla.) / Nicholas Hardy (Newton, Mass.) extended their lead on Lucy Wilmot (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) / Erika Reineke (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) to seven points. Bella Casaretto (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) / Jana Laurendeau (Billerica, Mass.) made the podium in third place. The Olympians Stephanie Roble / Maggie Shea tested the fleet with top finishes in three races on Saturday only. ----- The Nacra 17 and iQFoil starts had to be canceled in the dying winds. ----- The Nacra 17 results through Saturday were final with Samuel Albrecht / Gabriela Nicolino of Brazil capturing the first. Ravi Parent (Bradenton, Fla.) / David Liebenberg (Richmond, Calif.) finished in second as the top American team, ahead of Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.) / Anna Weis (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) in third. ----- The two iQFoil fleets completed just one race each this week on Friday with Mateus Isaac BRA on top of the Men’s fleet (9-meter sail) and Garrett January (Pinellas, Fla.) winning the 8-meter sail race. Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.) placed third overall in the 8-meter race was the top women’s sailor. ----- All results and the US Sailing Report. ------------- The next US Open Sailing Series event for the Laser, Radial, Nacra 17, Nacra 15, 49er, 49er FX, 49er FX Mixed, 29er, iQFoil, Open Windsurf Foil, Formula Kite fleets will take place February 4 to 7 in Clearwater Fl.
Monday, January 25, 2021   

Melges 24, J/70 - 2020-21 Bacardi Winter Series - Miami, FL - Final results

The 11 Melges 24 completed seven races during the second event of the Winter Series held January 22-24 in Miami, FL, while the 20 J/70s, racing one day less, finished only three. Neither fleet got in any racing on the final day due to a lack of wind. ----- Topping the J/70 fleet was Ryan McKillen, Miami Beach, FL, and his team by one point over Margaret McKillen, Miami Beach, FL, and Pamela Rose, Miami, FL, another 3 points behind. ----- In the Melges 24, the team of Bora Gulari, Detroit, MI, USA, was on first one point in front of Laura Grondin, West Hartford, CT (with Taylor Canfield) and another 3 points back Peter Duncan, Rye, NY. ----- The results ----- The final event of the Winter Series will be the Bacardi Cup and Bacardi Invitational Regatta March 8-13, 2021.
North America – Friday, January 22, 2021
Friday, January 22, 2021   

Olympic Classes - 2021 US Open Sailing Series - Miami Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 1

 Olympic Classes - 2021 US Open Sailing Series - Miami Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 1 Yesterday afternoon, the Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX, and Mixed 470 fleets completed two light-wind races each on day one of racing at 2021 Miami OCR, the second stage of the US Open Sailing Series. ----- Joint leaders in the Open 470 are Louisa Nordstrom/Trevor Bornarth (Oyster Bay 470 Team) and the Olympians Stuart McNay/David Hughes (Trevor Moore Foundation). ----- In the 49ers, the US Sailing Team Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson and Ian Barrows/Hans Henken (Eastern YC/St.Francis YC) are tied on top. ----- With two bullets, Stephan Baker/Nicholas Hard (2Niner ODP) are the clear leaders in the 49erFX. The best all-female team is Lucy Wilmot new with the former Olympic Laser Radial campaigner Erika Reineke. ----- Joint leaders in the Nacra 17 as well with the Brazilians Samuel Albrecht/Gabriela Nicolino BRA and Ravi Parent/?. The Olympians Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis follow closely one point behind. ----- The results and the US Sailing Report. ----- The IQ Foil and Open Windsurf Foil fleets will aim to start their racing tomorrow.
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