North America – Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   

Various classes - 49th Transpac Regatta Los Angeles - Honolulu, Mighty Merlow 1st multihull, Comanche first monohull, both with new course records

 Various classes - 49th Transpac Regatta Los Angeles - Honolulu, Mighty Merlow 1st multihull, Comanche first monohull, both with new course records The 49th Transpac Race will be remembered as the year of the records as both the outright multihull and monohull times for the 2225 nm course from Los Angles to Honolulu have been officially eclipsed.
The ORMA-60 'Mighty Merloe' of HL Enloe USA and his crew, steered by Loïck Peyron FRA, took the line honors with an elapsed time of 04:07:03:30, improving on the 20 year old multihull record of 'Commodore Explorer' set at 05:09:18:26 by more than a day. Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70 'Phaedo3' finished roughly 3 hrs later and Giovanni Soldini's MOD70 'Maserati' took another 3 hours more.
The next record was beaten by the first monohull, the 100-foot 'Comanche' of Jim Clark USA steered by Ken Read USA, navigator Stan Honey USA, setting the monohull course record on 05:01:55:26, over half a day faster than the previous record set by 'Alfa Romeo II' of 05:14:36:20.
The official Transpac website and the race tracker
North America – Friday, July 7, 2017
Friday, July 7, 2017   

Various classes - 49th Transpac Regatta Los Angeles - Honolulu, Start of the final wave with the fastest boats yesterday

 Various classes - 49th Transpac Regatta Los Angeles - Honolulu, Start of the final wave with the fastest boats yesterday Another perfect Southern California summer day yesterday yielded bluebird conditions for the third and final wave of starters for the 49th Transpac Race. Joining the 17 fastest monohulls, such as Jim Clarks' 'Comanche' with Ken Read and Stan Honey, were five ocean racing multihulls, with the MOD7s of Giovanni Soldini's 'Maserati' and Lloyd Thurnburg's 'Phaedo3', to set off on their 2225-mile odyssey to the finish in Honolulu. The breeze started at a light 6-8 knots, but quickly built up to 10-12 knots after the start allowing the fleet to speed towards their first – and only – mark of the course at the West End of Catalina.
The race tracker and the event website with positions and videos.
North America – Monday, July 3, 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017   

Various classes - 49th Transpac Regatta Los Angeles - Honolulu, Start today

The first wave of three starts to the 49th edition of the 2017 biennial Transpac Race starts today Monday, July 3rd, when 17 yachts in three monohull divisions will cross the start line at Point Fermin in Los Angeles to race to the finish at Diamond Head in Honolulu 2225 miles away. In addition, one yacht in the multihull division – Jerzy Poprawski’s catamaran Kastor Pollux - will make the start this day as well.
The race tracker and the event website.
North America – Thursday, June 29, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017   

Youth Classes - 2017 U.S. Youth Championships - Corpus Christi USA, final results

 Youth Classes - 2017 U.S. Youth Championships - Corpus Christi USA, final results Yesterday, the 2017 US Youth Championship was concluded in Corpus Christi, held for the International 420, Laser, Laser Radial, 29ers, Nacra-17 and Techno 293 Plus. Winners for each class are Joseph Hou (Radial), Chase Burwell (Laser), Max Anker/Leyton Borcherding (I420), Neil Marcellini/Ian Brill (29er), Mark Brunsvold/Dylan Heinz (Nacra 15), and Manuel Nores (Techno 293 Plus).
The US Sailing final report with results.
North America – Monday, June 26, 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017   

AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 4 - Decision today ?

 AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 4 - Decision today ? Light winds prevailed again yesterday on the Great Sound of Bermuda and the Defender 'Team Oracle' with Jimmy Spithill AUS was without any chances against the convincing 'Team New Zealand', not due to lack of speed, but above all because Spithill and his team made too many errors. Match point today as with a 6-1 score, ....just one more victory of Peter Burling NZL and his team will bring the Cup 'home' to New Zealand. This could happen this evening UTC.
The news and the comment of Paul Cayard USA.
North America – Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   

International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 3

 International Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 3 Moderate winds prevailed again yesterday on the Kiel Bay, but nevertheless, most classes completed the full daily program.
The Lasers 4.7 sailded their first three Final regattas split in a Gold- and Silverfleet. Tobias Birkeland NOR is the new leader ahead of Johan Schubert DEN. Félix Baudet SUI did not start to the second race and dropped on the 3rd place overall, but with the ranks 1 and 4, he confirmed that he is still a valid contender for the title.
In the 5o5s, the FD Olympic Medalists 1988/1992, Jörgen and Jacob Bojsen-Möller DEN, are on the way to their first 5o5 Kiel Week victory, this in addition to their 14 (!) Flying Dutchman wins. Boite/Fountaine FRA are already 14 points back. .
In the 29er-Euro-Cup, Théo Revil/Gautier Guevel FRA extended their advantage on 14 points. Rok Verderber/Klemen Semelbauer SLO remain the first challengers.
Today is the final day for the International Classes. Tomorrow, the Olympic and the disabled-sailing classes (2.4m and Hanse 303) will begins with their races.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
North America – Thursday, May 25, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017   

Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2, Buckingham USA 4th

 Laser - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2, Buckingham USA 4th Races 3 and 4 were sailed yesterday in light and shifty winds.
Pavlos Kontides CYP failed in one race (rank 33) and dropped on the 13th place for the moment. Elliot Hanson GBR and Matthews Wearn AUS lead now jointly at equal points, one point ahead of Luke Elliott AUS 3. With two good races (1/4), Charlie Buckingham USA advanced on the 4th place overall, only 2 points behind the leader.
Emma Plaeschart BEL moved on top of the Lasers Radial one point in front of Tatjana Droszdowskaja BLR. The best of the day Pernelle Michon FRA advanced on the 3rd place. Sarah Douglas CAN however suffered a black-flag disqualification and dropped on the 25th place.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
North America – Friday, May 19, 2017
North America – Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017   

PHRF - Newport - Ensenada, final results

187 teams started to the 70th edition of the iconic Newport-Ensenada race on April 28, attracting 'serious' sailors, weekend racers and recreational cruisers.
Lloyd Thornburg’s, MOD70 'Phaedo3' and Howard Enloe’s ORMA60 'Mighty Merloe' crossed the finish line by happy hour with elapsed times of 5:45:52 and 5:49:28 respectively, with Enloe’s team winning on corrected time. No records were broken this year but amazing that after 125 nm, they finished by only 3:56 apart. Two legends of French offshore multihull sailing, Jacques Vincent FRA and Loick Peyron FRA were part of the winning team. Roy Disney's Andrews 70 'Pyewacket' was the big winner, taking PHRF Overall honors along with their win in the Maxi class.
The results (PDF).
North America – Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017   (Image © Sebastian Tron)

Kite Boarding - Hydro-Foil Pro Tour 2017 - Act 1 - La Ventana MEX - Final results

 Kite Boarding - Hydro-Foil Pro Tour 2017 - Act 1 - La Ventana MEX - Final results The Kite-Foil-Professionals kicked-off their Annual Championship in Mexico during the past week. In summery conditions with a fresh seeabreeze, the winner was Maxime Nocher MON ahead of Oliver Bridge GBR and Axel Masella FRA. 57 kiters from 23 nations participated. First in the women's rankings (6 drivers/5 nations) was Daniele Moroz USA.
The news and the ranking list.
North America – Thursday, March 30, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017   

Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 1, Canfield ISV tied on top

 Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 1, Canfield ISV tied on top The classic Congressional Cup was kicked off yesterday in Long Beach, the only WMRT Matchrace sailed in keelboats. Six Round Robin flights were completed in a moderate seabreeze.
The interim's leaders after day one are Johnie Berntson SWE and Taylor Canfield ISV with a 4-2 score each. Eric Monnin SUI follows on the 3rd position with a 3-3 score, btw defeating the multiple World Champion Ian Williams GBR, rarely happening in the past.
The results, the event facebook page and the event website.
North America – Monday, February 27, 2017
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