North America – Sunday, September 13, 2020
Sunday, September 13, 2020   

Olympic Classes - Kiel Week 2020 - Final Results

Final Results (as per September 13th, 2020)

49er, 52 boats, 7Q and 6F races:
- 22nd Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA

49erFX, 51 boats, 7Q and 6F races:
- 2nd Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA

Finn, 26 boats, 11 races:
- 6th Tom Ramshaw CAN
- 14th Juan Ignacio Perez MEX

Laser Radial, 46th boats, 11 races:
- 26th Elena Oetling MEX

Laser Standard, 80 boats, 6Q and 5F races:
- 4th Charlie Buckingham USA
- 26th Yanic Gentry MEX
- 44th Ben Flower CAN
- 70th Gerardo Benitez MEX

Nacra 17, 25 boats, 12 races:
- No North Americans

470 men/women and RS:X men/women not racing in Kiel

TheUS Sailing Team Website.
North America – Saturday, September 12, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020   

Olympic Classes - Kiel Week 2020 - the North American Participants

 Olympic Classes - Kiel Week 2020 - the North American Participants (as per September 11th, 2020)

49er, 52 boats, 6 races:
- 28th Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA

49erFX, 51 boats, 6 races:
- 6th Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA

Finn, 26 boats, 6 races:
- 5th Tom Ramshaw CAN
- 11th Juan Ignacio Perez MEX

Laser Radial, 46th boats, 6 races:
- 27th Elena Oetling MEX

Laser Standard, 80 boats, 6 races:
- 5th Charlie Buckingham USA
- 37th Yanic Gentry MEX
- 63rd Gerardo Benitez MEX
- 48th Ben Flower CAN

Nacra 17, 25 boats, 7 races:
- No North Americans

470 men/women and RS:X men/women not racing in Kiel

The US Sailing Team Website, without updates up-to-now
North America – Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Wednesday, September 2, 2020   

Youth America's Cup canceled!

 Youth America's Cup canceled! Yesterday, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) announced that the Youth America's Cup event, scheduled for January 2021, has been canceled due to New Zealand Government restrictions around immigration. 19 teams from 13 nations (among them a USA team) were on the entry list, and with the AC9F foiling monohull, a special down-sized America's Cup type yacht had been developed and successfully launched ....... in vain! ----- The news in SailWorld.
North America – Monday, August 31, 2020
Monday, August 31, 2020   

Various One-design Classes - Annapolis Sailing World NOOD Regatta - Final Results

 Various One-design Classes - Annapolis Sailing World NOOD Regatta - Final Results In the largest fleet of the 2020 NOOD Regatta Annapolis, 16 J/105s battled it out with co-owners Cedric Lewis and Frederik Salvesen, Annapolis MD, winning 7 of the 10 races and by 24 points with their family and friends aboard 'Mirage' ahead of Andrew Kennedy, Washington, DC, and his team on 'Bat IV'. ----- An impressive advantage too for John Heaton, Wilmette, IL, and his team on 'Empire' in the second-largest fleet, the 11 J/70s, 17 points ahead 'Murder Hornet' of Cate Muller-Terhune, Annapolis, MD, and her team. ----- In the J/80s, Will & Marie Crump, Annapolis, MD, and their team aboard 'R80' finished 3 points ahead of John White, Annapolis, MD, earning them an invitation to the British Virgin Islands — as the regatta’s overall winner — to represent Annapolis at the Caribbean NOOD Championship, scheduled for 2021. ----- The final of three days of racing over the past weekend treated sailors across 78 teams to cooler temperatures, sun, and moderate but shifty winds for the final two to three races among the two divisions and 10 fleets. ----- All final results, the final report and the event website.
North America – Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020   

IRC/PHRF - Ida Lewis Distance Race - New Port RI - Final results - 65 boats racing in sporty conditions

 IRC/PHRF - Ida Lewis Distance Race - New Port RI - Final results - 65 boats racing in sporty conditions 'Warrior Won', the Pac52 of Chris Sheehan, Larchmont, NY, finished first in the IRC Division ahead of 'White Rhino', the Swan 56 of Todd Stuart, Key West, FL. ----- In the PHRF Double-Handed Category, Ken Read/Suzie Leech sailing as mixed pair according to the Olympic 2024 event format, were the winners. ----- 65 boats split into 7 categories participated in the 2020 Ida Lewis Distance Race on different courses of up to 170nm in a building northeasterly of 20-22kn with gusts throughout most of the day and into the evening and overnight.. ----- For all details, visit the event website. ----- The final resuilts.
North America – Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020   

Olympic Classes - Olympic Classes Regatta - San Diego CA, USA - Final results

 Olympic Classes - Olympic Classes Regatta - San Diego CA, USA - Final results This year's OCR in San Diego took place in a reduced version due to Corona, only the one-hand classes were allowed. After 7 races Ford McCann won in the Laser Standard with 3 points ahead of Marshall McCann, there were 11 participants at the start. Henry Sprague won the Finn (17 participants) ahead of Mike Dorgan. With 54 participants, the Laser Radial provided the largest field. Nathan Sih won, ahead of Morgan Pinckney. The rankings and the report.
North America – Sunday, August 2, 2020
North America – Thursday, July 30, 2020
Thursday, July 30, 2020   (Image © M32 World Photo)

M32 - Midtown Cup Newport RI - Final Results

 M32 - Midtown Cup Newport RI - Final Results Larry Philips USA and his Midtown Team defeated the Argo Racing Team of Jason Carroll USA in a tight fight by winning the final of 9 races at the first of the three North American M32 events. Doug Newhouse USA, Yonder Racing, completed the podium. ----- Five races were sailed by the 7-boat fleet in 14-17kn on Saturday and four races on Sunday with gusts of up to 20kn. The Series will continue in August and September. ----- The results and the news.
North America – Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Tuesday, July 28, 2020   

Etchells - 2020 Newport Regatta - Final Results - Steven Benjamin, Miami FL, winner

 Etchells - 2020 Newport Regatta - Final Results - Steven Benjamin, Miami FL, winner Restart sailing at Sail Newport with the Etchells fleet over the past weekend, after a spring and early summer of non-starters, cancellations, and postponement of many sailing events due to COVID-19 concerns. ----- Stephen Benjamin,Miami FL, and his crew ruled the show during most of the competition, finishing first, but closely followed by Jud Smith, Gloucester, MA, only two points behind. Donald Mense, Chicago IL, and his team on rank 3 were another 4 points back. Ten teams participated. ----- The ranking list after seven races, sailed in steady 12-15kn breezes under brilliant skies and the Sail Newport website.
North America – Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020   

World Sailing - Rebellion against President Kim Andersen

 World Sailing -  Rebellion against President Kim Andersen Two of the vice presidents of World Sailing will probably challenge the President in the battle for the leadership position in October when the new Executive Board will be elected. Mikkel Thommessen from the Norvegian SeilMagasinet, a close follower of the happenings at World Sailing, has added another article in this sad story. Here an english translation (PDF). The dramatic financial situation, as well as two pending claims heavily hamper the chances of Andersen to be reelected.
North America – Sunday, July 19, 2020
North America – Monday, July 13, 2020
Monday, July 13, 2020   

Various Classes - 2020 Bayview-Mackinac Race - Lake Huron - Overall winner the TP52 Heartbreaker of Robert Hughes from Ada, MI

 Various Classes - 2020 Bayview-Mackinac Race - Lake Huron - Overall winner the TP52 Heartbreaker of Robert Hughes from Ada, MI By 4 o'clock Monday morning EDT, 14 boats had crossed the finish line of the 93rd edition of the Bayview - Mackinac Race, one of the most competitive freshwater races afloat with a distance of 219nm. ----- 'Heartbreaker', the TP52 of Robert Hughes, Macatawa Bay Yacht Club, from Ada, MI took the line honors on late Sunday afternoon after 27h 56min underway. The TP52s 'Mockingbird' of Chris Duhon, Chicago Il, and 'Callisto' of Jim and Kate Murray, Lake Bluff Il followed over one hour behind. ----- In corrected time, 'Heartbreaker' is on top too, ahead of 'Evolution', the Santa Cruz 70 of Chris Saxton, Plymouth, MI and 'Ohana', also a Santa Cruz 70 of Tor Hough - Lake Orion, MI. ----- 103 boats split into 12 classes are racing. ----- The race tracker, the ranking list in progress, and the event website with all details. ----- Congrats go to Chris Clark and his team from the Bay View YC, who made this race possible in spite of several obstacles in these difficult Corona times and of course also to the 103 teams participating bringing great sail-racing back.
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