North America – Wednesday, January 22, 2020
North America – Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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.
North America – Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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
North America – Monday, January 13, 2020
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.
North America – Sunday, January 12, 2020
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.
North America – Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Melges 32 - 2020 Melges 32 Winter Series - Tampa FL - Final results, tie broken in favor of Jeremy Alexis, Chicago
Jeremy Alexis, Chicago, IL, on 'Lucy' at equal points with Seth/Kevin Young, Woodmere, OH, on 'Black Seal' won the first event of the 2020 Melges 32 Winter Series in Tampa, FL. John Poulson, St. Petersburg, FL, finished 3rd 2 points behind. ----- Six races were completed by the nine teams present. ----- The results.
North America – Monday, December 30, 2019
Optimist, Laser, 420 - Orange Bowl - Miami FL, USA - Day 3, another perfect sailing day on Biscayne Bay
The favorable Biscayne Bay conditions allowed again to complete three races by class on the third day of the Orange Bowl Regatta. ----- Griggs Diemar USA, day ranks 3/1/2, replaced Gilman Hackel USA on top of the large Optimist fleet. Alexandros Ioannidas GRE on the 5th place remains the best European. ----- No change on top of the Lasers: In the 4.7, Jackson McAliley USA remains on rank 1, Nicholas Reeser USA keeps the top place in the Radials and Will Foox USA extended his lead in the Standards on 8 points. ----- Rayne Duff/Savannah Young ISVdefended rank 1 in the 420s. ----- All results and the event facebook page.
North America – Sunday, December 29, 2019
After 6 races completed at the traditional Miami Orange Bowl, Gilman Hackel USA is first in the Optimists, the largest class with 190 participants from 11 nations. Griggs Diemar USA and Tyler Lamm USA follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Alexandros Ioannidis GRE on rank 5 is the best European. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Nicholas Reeser USA is first, the best Laser Standard helmsman is Will Foox USA and in the Lasers.4.7, Jackson McAliley USA is in front. ----- Leaders in the 77 boat 420 fleet are Rayne Duff/Savannah Young USA. ----- All ranking list and the event facebook page.
North America – Saturday, December 28, 2019
Today is day one of the traditional Yearend-Regattas on the Mediterranean Sea and Florida. ----- The Orange Bowl Regatta in Miami for Optimists, Lasers and 420s, the most important youth event in the USA with international participation began yesterday. The event website was not yet updated this morning UTC. ----- 28 Starboats from 11 nations are on the entry list of the 63rd edition of the Nizza FRA Christmas-Race with the Olympic medalist and last-year winner Xavier Rohart FRA (with Thomas Giorgi FRA) as favorite, challenged by Spitzauer/Nehammer AUT and Papathanassiou/...GRE. ----- As every year, the 2019 Laser Europacup will be concluded with the Hvar CRO Regatta. Almost 100 entrants split in three Classes will be present.
North America – Tuesday, December 17, 2019
The Parasailing Champion Dee Smith USA finished first in International 2.4 Meter Class US Nationals, the second of five events in the 2.4mR 2019-20 CanAm Series, held over the past weekend in Port Charlotte, FL, three points ahead of Allan Leibel CAN (National Yacht Club) on rank 2. ---- Winds from 2 to 15kn prevailed during the 9 races. 20 boats from Canada and the USA participated. ----- The results.
North America – Monday, December 16, 2019
Melges 20 - 2019/20 Miami Winter Series - Event 1 - Day 2 - Prosikhin RUS 1st, Rytow RUS 2ndRytov RUS new leader
After 8 races of the Melges 20 Miami Winter Series, Vladimir Prosikhin RUS reclaimed the first place at equal points with Igor Rytov RUS. Sam Barron-Fox GBR remains on 3rd. Three points behind follows Robert Hughes, Ada, MI, and his team on rank 4 as best USA participant. 14 entrants from 4 nations racing. ----- The final results.
After another three races at the 2020 Bacardi Invitational Winter Series Event 1 in Miami FL, Ryan McKillen, New York, NY, and his team tmoved on top of the 21 boat J/70 fleet ahead of the teams of Jeff Janov, Malibu, CA, and Trey Sheehan, Chagrin Falls, OH. ----- Leader change in the 19 boat Melges 24 fleet as well with Michael Goldfarb, Seattle, WA and his team on 1st and Kevin Welch, Anacortes, WA, on 2nd with the same number of points. Six points behind followed the tied duo Travis Weisleder, Richmond, VA, on 3rd and Bora Gulari, Detroit, MI, on 4th. ----- After the fresh winds on Saturday, light winds prevailed on Biscayne Bay yesterday. ----- The final results. ----- The second event of the Winter Series will be held on January 25-26 in Miami, FL.
North America – Sunday, December 15, 2019
The dominator of day one of the Melges 20 Miami Winter Series, Vladimir Prosikhin RUS and his team, had a bad day in the three races of yesterday, dropping on rank 2 behind the new leader Igor Rytov RUS. Sam Barron-Fox GBR remains 3rd. Seven points behind, Daniel Thielman, San Francisco, CA, USA, and Paul Reilly, Chicago, IL, USA, tied on the ranks 4 and 5, are the best USA teams. A CAN boat has joined the race yesterday with Rhonda Joyce CAN as skipper, bringing the fleet to 14 participants. ----- The results
J/70, Melges 24 - 2020 Bacardi Invitational Winter Series - Event 1 - Day 1, 21 J/70 and 19 Melges 24 racing
Eight of the 21 J/70s participating are within 9 points after first three races held yesterday at the 2020 Bacardi Invitational Winter Series Event 1 on Biscayne Bay with the team of John Brim, Palm Beach, FL, as leaders ahead of Ryan McKillen, New York, NY, and John Heaton, Wilmette, IL. ----- Similarily close are the top 6 among the 19 Melges 24 teams with Bruce Ayres, .. CA, leading ahead of Kevin Welch, Anacortes, WA, and Travis Weisleder, Richmond, VA. ----- The preliminary cumulative results.