North America – Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019   

Various Yachts - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Winners Announced

 Various Yachts - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Winners Announced In the Classic Schooner Class, Severine, the 54-foot schooner of Gonzalo Botin won the last race to take class honours. The 141-foot schooner Columbia, owned by Brian D'Isernia, was runner up, Avenger, a 47-foot schooner, of Tom Gallant finished 3rd.
In the Dragons, the local Rocco Falcone finished first closely followed by Phil Hopton on 2nd and Gluca Perego on 3rd. --- The final race for the 32nd edition of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta was held in a relatively moderate 15kn southeasterly wind. The competition was very close with eight of the classes decided on the very last race. --- The news link with the details of the final day for all classes, the full results and the event website.
North America – Sunday, April 21, 2019
Sunday, April 21, 2019   

Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - final results

 Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - final results Yesterday, Sorcha of Peter Harrison GBR concluded the 2019 Voiles de St-Barths as first overall in the Maxi-1 division having won all 5 races ahead of SHK Scallywag of David Witt HKG. In the smaller Maxi-2, Windfall' of Michael Cotter IRL finished on top. The CSA-1 winner is Kuka3 of Franco Niggeler SUI. --- Here the final results of all 9 divisions, the photos of day 5 and the event website.
Sunday, April 21, 2019   

Various Yachts - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Day 2 - Line honours for the 79-footer Mariella

 Various Yachts - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Day 2 - Line honours for the 79-footer Mariella Mariella of Carlo Falcone, a 1938 79-foot Alfred Mylne Yawl, took the line honours for the Common Course in an elapsed time of 2hrs 30min ahead of Seefalke II of Oliver Greensmith, a 1936 41-foot Rasmussen Sloop and Peter von Seestermuehe of Christoph von Reibnitz, a 1936 59-foot Henry Gruber Yawl.
Vibrant sailing conditions on the beautiful southern coast of Antigua prevailed again on the 2nd race day of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta on the Butterfly Courses, i.e. the Common Course at 20nm, and the Long Course at 30nm, with warm SE trade winds of up to 20kn.
The report of day 2 with all details, all results and the event website.
North America – Friday, April 19, 2019
Friday, April 19, 2019   

Various Yachts - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - the Single-Handed Race and Sea Shanties

 Various Yachts - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - the Single-Handed Race and Sea Shanties The Single-Handed Race on the eve of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta was held yesterday with 11 beautiful classic yachts in a one-hour race along the south coast of Antigua. with moderate trade wind conditions of 14-16 knots, and a relatively smooth sea state. Skippers raced solo without the use of auto-pilot, but were allowed an observer on board, who could not participate in sailing. --- The Dykstra 44 Willpower of Don Ward took line honours in the Spirit of Tradition Class but after time correction was third. Tanner Jones racing the 1963 Jack Holt 28-foot sloop Rita was second, and the winner was the 1989 Six Metre Biwi Magic , sailed by Tony Sayer. --- The Single-Handed Race took place on the eve of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, starting today Friday with four days of full fleet racing. --- The news with photos and the event website.
North America – Thursday, April 18, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019   

Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day 3 - Local Knowledge Pays Off for Round the Island Race

 Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day 3 - Local Knowledge Pays Off for Round the Island Race For yesterday’s tricky Round the Island race, local knowledge paid off for the race veterans that knew how to successfully navigate the challenges on the 24–32nm courses around St-Barth’s rocky cliffs in a 12–15kn northeasterly with 30° wind shifts. --- Here the results, the day 3 report, the photos and the event website.
Today is lay day, racing resumes on Friday and lasts until April 20.
North America – Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   

Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day one

 Various Classes - Les Voiles de St-Barth - St-Barthélemy FRA - Day one Perfect conditions prevailed yesterday at the start of the 10th anniversary edition of Les Voiles de St-Barth for the 66 entrants in nine classes racing around the west side of St-Barth on racecourses ranging from 24 to 36 nautical miles in 15–20 knots of breeze. --- Read the day one report with all details on the various classes and photos, and check-out the results.
--- The event website.
--- Racing is planned from April 15 to 20.
North America – Monday, April 15, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Star - Spring Championship - Miami FL, USA - Day 3 - Final results: Anasow/Caesar on first

At the end after six races, the rotation of the leading trio went on and Arthur Anosov/Dave Caesar USA finally moved on top grasping the Star Spring Championship title 2 points ahead of the past World Champions Augie Diaz/Bruno Prada USA/BRA. Alberto Zanetti/Payson Infelise ARG/USA finished 3rd. --- The results.
Monday, April 15, 2019   

Melges 24, J/70, var. classes - Charleston Race Week - Charleston SC, USA - Final results, Spectacular closing Day on Charleston Harbor

 Melges 24, J/70, var. classes - Charleston Race Week - Charleston SC, USA - Final results, Spectacular closing Day on Charleston Harbor Charleston Race Week concluded in spectacular fashion with strong winds producing exciting action and several classes being decided during the last race. Skipper Travis Weisleder USA rallied to victory in Melges 24 class , which attracted 37 entries. Joel Ronning and his Catapult crew secured a surprisingly convincing victory in J/70 class, largest of the regatta with 56 boats. The high-performance M32 catamarans made a spectacular debut at the Race Week, completing 13 races in just two days with Don Wilson and his team on top 16 points ahead of Ryan DeVos and Hakan Svensson SWE another 2 points behind on 3rd. --- See all results and read the final report.
North America – Sunday, April 14, 2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019   

Star - Spring Championship - Miami FL, USA - Day 2 - Diaz/Prada new leaders tied with Anosov/Ceasar

After four races, the favorites and past World Champions Augie Diaz/Bruno Prada USA/BRA moved on top of the Star Spring Championship on Biscayne Bay tied with Arthur Anosov/Dave Caesar USA. Alberto Zanetti/Payson Infelise ARG/USA are down on 3rd. Two more races are scheduled for today. --- The results.
Sunday, April 14, 2019   (Image © Anna Witherell)

Match Racing - Nations Cup - Grand Final - San Francisco CA, USA - Day 4 - Courtois and Potts Score 2-0 in Best-of-Five Semifinals

 Match Racing - Nations Cup - Grand Final - San Francisco CA, USA - Day 4 - Courtois and Potts Score 2-0 in Best-of-Five Semifinals Pauline Courtois FRA, Nicole Breault USA, Anna Östling SWE and Juliana Senfft BRA advanced to the Semi Finals in the Women fleet yesterday. Allie Blecher USA and Clare Costanzo finished 5th and 6th overall. --- Maxime Mesnil FRA, Pearson Potts USA, James Hodgson AUS and Henrique Haddad BRA are the Semi Finalists in the Men fleet . Nick Egnot-Johnson NZL finished 5th, the defending Nations Cup champion Vladimir Lipavsky 6th overall. --- After two flights sailed in the Semis, Courtois FRA leads the Women division 2-0 over Oestling SWE, while Breault USA and Senfft BRA are tied 1-1. Potts USAhas a 2-0 advantage on Mesnil FRA in the Men division. The score of Haddad BRA vs Hodgson AUS is 1-0.25. The first to score three wins in each division will advance to the finals. --- The results and the news of the day.
North America – Saturday, April 13, 2019
North America – Friday, April 12, 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019   

Match Racing - Nations Cup Grand Final - San Francisco CA, USA - Day 2 - Mesnil leads Open, Breault undefeated in Women’s Division

 Match Racing - Nations Cup Grand Final - San Francisco CA, USA - Day 2 - Mesnil leads Open, Breault undefeated in Women’s Division Maxime Mesnil FRA dominated the Open Division during the second day of racing at the 2019 World Sailing Nations Cup Grand Final. In the Women’s Division, Nicole Breault USA and Pauline Courtois FRA continued to rack up wins through the afternoon, sailing into a late afternoon face-off with seven wins each; the eighth was Breault’s. The results after tie break and the news of the day. --- The top five teams in each fleet are qualified for the next round. The remaining teams are directed to the Repechage Round Robin with the top team in each fleet joining the best five per category competing for the title.
North America – Monday, April 8, 2019
Monday, April 8, 2019   

Etchells - 2019 Etchells - Mid-Winters West Regatta - San Diego YC - Eric Doyle overall winner after 8 heats

 Etchells - 2019 Etchells - Mid-Winters West Regatta - San Diego YC - Eric Doyle overall winner after 8 heats Eric Doyle/Patrick Powell/Justin Mendham, San Diego, CA. ahead of Jim Cunningham/Steve Hunt/Mark Ivey/Serena Vilage, San Francisco, CA, and Chris Snow/Parker Mitchell/Kara Voss/Bryan Paine, San Diego, CA were on the podium after eight races at the 2019 Etchells West Coast Spring Series - Mid-Winters West Regatta held at San Diego YC over the past weekend. Rick Goebel, San Diago, CA.and his team on the 6th place were the first Corinthians. --- The results and the event website.
North America – Sunday, April 7, 2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019   

Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - US Sailing Team = Gold Laser Standard, Bronze Laser Radial and RS:X Men Windsurfer

 Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - US Sailing Team = Gold Laser Standard, Bronze Laser Radial and RS:X Men Windsurfer Excellent performance of the US Sailing Team winning Gold in the Lasers Standard with Christopher Barnard (Newport Harbour YC) and twice Bronze with Erika Reineke (Lauderdale YC) in the Lasers Radial and Pedro Pascal Suitt USA in the RS:X Windsurfers. --- The USA Laser sailors defended their 1st and 5th places successfully in the Saturday Medal Races. Finishing 6th was good enough for Christopher Barnard (Newport Harbour YC) to stay on the sensational first position in the Lasers Standard. Charlie Buckingham (Newport Harbour YC), rank 5 in the last race, remained on rank 5 with an 8-point backlog on Bronze. --- In the Lasers Radial, Erika Reineke (Lauderdale YC) controlled her immediate opponent Tuula Tenkanen FIN, finishing on the ranks 6 and 7, but it was the Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED winning the race who jumped on rank 2 overall, relegating Reineke on 3rd. Paige Railey (St-Francis YC) finished on 4th and moved one up on the 6th place overall. --- Unexpected was the excellent 2nd race rank of Pedro Pascal Suitt USA in the RS:X men windsurfers who brought him up as 3rd on the podium. --- The Medal Race day looked set to require at best a wait, at worst …well, have racing cancelled. Winds over 25kts, gusting nearly to 30kts, as well as big seas with breaking waves at the entrance to the Arenal Marina provoked numerous postponements. Finally, the Medal Races could be sailed in the "traditional" boats, while the not-so-sea-worthy "high-performance" classes - 49ers and Nacras - were kept ashore, and the rankings after the Final Series became firm. --- Check out the results of ALL North American participants (CAN, MEX, PUR, USA) here (PDF). --- All ranking lists and the official daily news.
Sunday, April 7, 2019   (Image © Joy Sailing)

Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 4, Williams GBR vs Dickson USA in today's Final

 Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 4, Williams GBR vs Dickson USA in today's Final Ian Williams GBR and Scotty Dickson USA qualified for today's Final at the Congressional Cup in Long Beach CA. after having defeated Taylor Canfield ISV (2-0) respectively Johnie Berntsson SWE (2-1). Yesterday, Round Robin 2 was concluded and the Semi Finals sailed. --- The results and the offical press release of the day.
North America – Saturday, April 6, 2019
Saturday, April 6, 2019   (Image © Sailing Energy)

Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - Day 5 - US Sailing Team Medal Race in the Lasers Standard and Radials and the RS:X men windsurfer

 Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - Day 5 - US Sailing Team Medal Race in the Lasers Standard and Radials and the RS:X men windsurfer Qualified for the Medal Races of today Saturday are: Barnard and Buckingham (Laser Standard), Reineke and Railey (Laser Radial) and Suitt (RS:X Windsurfers). The Final Series of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia were concluded yesterday.

The USA Laser sailors delivered the best performance ever in a top international regatta with Christopher Barnard (Newport Harbour YC) as brilliant leader in the Lasers Standard with a 12-point advantage on rank 2 before the Medal Race. Not far behind follows Charlie Buckingham (Newport Harbour YC) on 5th only 2 points behind the podium.
In the Lasers Radial, Erika Reineke (Lauderdale YC) advanced on rank 2 only 4 points behind the leader and this before the crucial double-point-no-discard Medal Race. Paige Railey (St-Francis YC) is up on rank 7.
Pedro Pascal Suitt USA finished twice on 6th yesterday in the RS:X men windsurfers, and jumped onto the 5th place.

Some other hopefuls did not make it on the final day and terminated the competition yesterday. In the 49ers, Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA had their worst day (24/15/21) and dropped from 8th to 17th. Paris Henken/Anna Tunnicliffe Tobias USA did not succeed to improve their 11th place in the 49erFX (day ranks 13/16/19) and finished on rank 13 overall. Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis USA starting the day as 12th in the Nacra-17 had all chances to make the cut, finishing 2nd and 3rd yesterday, but a rank 24 downer in the second-last race destroyed all hopes. 12th overall, mere 3 points behind rank 10 is the final outcome. Farrah Hall (St-Francis YC) dropped out of the RS:X women top-10 on Thursday after the second premature start disqualification and terminated the Trofeo on rank 12.

Today Saturday, the Medal Races will be sailed with two US hot contenders for Gold.

Check the results of ALL North American participants (CAN, MEX, PUR, USA) here (PDF).

All ranking lists and the official daily news.
Saturday, April 6, 2019   

J/24 - 2019 J/24 North American Championship, Valle de Bravo MEX - final resuilts - Welles ((Portsmouth, RI) takes the title

 J/24 - 2019 J/24 North American Championship, Valle de Bravo MEX - final resuilts - Welles ((Portsmouth, RI) takes the title After 10 races completed, the World Champion Will Welles (Portsmouth, RI, USA) and his team extended the lead over Tony Parker (Washington DC, USA) on 4 points in the last regattas yesterday and grasped the 2019 North American J/24 title. Kenneth Porter (Valle de Bravo, DF, MEX) finished 3rd another 4 points back. Mark Laura (Medina, WA, USA) remains 4th with an 8 point deficit on the podium. The rest of the fleet is 37 points and more behind the Champion.
The final ranking list
Saturday, April 6, 2019   (Image © Joy Sailing)

Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 3 - Canfield, Williams, Berntsson the Semis, one berth to be decided today

 Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 3 - Canfield, Williams, Berntsson the Semis, one berth to be decided today Three of the four Semi Finalists of the 2019 Congressional Cup in Long Beach CA. are known, a battle remains for the fourth berth between Nick Egnot-Johnson NZL, Scott Dickson USA and Chris Poole USA. Two final Round Robin races will determine which skipper stays, and who goes home.
Johnie Berntsson SWE, Taylor Canfield ISV and Ian Williams GBR are already qualified for the Finals.
Yesterday’s conditions were brisk, with a swiftly building breeze. Aggressive starts, dial ups and duels gave the spectators on the pier a thrilling show.

The results and the daily news.
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