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Disabled Sailing – Thursday, October 25, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018   

Hansa - World Championship 2018 - Hiroshima JPN - Final results, no NorAm participants

In Japan, the Disabled-Sailing World Championship took place. In the largest class, the Hansa 303-Double with 52 teams from 11 nations, the title was won by Yuna Nakayama/Sarina Shibata JPN. First in the One-Person Hansa 2.3 was Chris Ruston GBR. In the Hansa-303-Single, Piotr Cichocki POL took the title and in the Liberty, Bob Schahinger AUS ahead of Gerard Eychenne FRA was the result.
All ranking lists and the news.
Disabled Sailing – Sunday, September 23, 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018   

2.4m, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Final results

The Final Races at the Para World Championship on Lake Michigan were held yesterday in light and variable winds.
The top-10 of the 2.4m sailed a classic Medal Race. Matthews Bugg AUS succeeded to replace Damien Séguin FRA on top grasping Gold. On rank 3 behind Séguin FRA finished Dee Smith USA 3.
The 10 best Hansa 303 sailed a Semi Final with the best 4 qualifying for the Final. In the Women, Ana Paula Marques BRA won the title ahead of Genevieve Wickham US and Violeta Del Reino ESP. In the Men, Gold went to Christopher Symonds AUS winning ahead of Waldemar Wozniak POL and the defending Champion Piotr Cichocki POL.
In the RS Venture, the dominators of the week Will Street/Jonathan Currell GBR remained on top winning ahead of Enrique Vives/Gabriel Barroso de Maria ESP and John McRoberts/Scott Lutes CAN.
The final report.
Disabled Sailing – Friday, September 21, 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018   

2.4m, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Day 3

 2.4m, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Day 3 Just one race was held for the 2.4m at the Para Worlds on Lake Michigan, and with a race win, Damien Séguin FRA has taken the overall lead ahead of Matthew Bugg AUS. Another point behind follows Dee Smith USA on 3rd. The 4th-placed Heiko Kröger GER is already 14 points back.
The Hansa 303 fleets did apparently not race as the ranking lists were unchanged this morning.
The new RS Venture class has concluded the qualification phase with the two group leaders selected for the final round on Saturday. The remaining participants sail a repechage to select the other finalists. Matteo Balbo/Olivier Bollmann SUI still have a chance to qualify provided they improve their performance by on rank.
All ranking lists and the news.
Disabled Sailing – Thursday, September 20, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018   

2.4mR, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Day 2

The Para Worlds on Lake Michigan continued yesterday with 3 races for the 2.4m and 5 heats for the Hansa 303 women, who completed only one race on the opening day.
Matthew Bugg AUS has taken the lead in the 2.4m with the day ranks 2/1/1, one point ahead of Damien Séguin FRA on 2nd. The French Paralympic Champion announced a few days before the Worlds, that he had just signed a contract with a sponsor for his Vendée-Globe-Project 2020. On the forthcoming Route du Rhum of November 2018, the one-handed Séguin FRA will participate with his Open 60.
In the Hansa 303 women, Olga Gornas POL clearly leads after 6 races ahead of Marina Perterer AUT.
No news were available this morning UTC from the other two classes.
The results and the event website.
Disabled Sailing – Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018   

2.4mR, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Day 1

 2.4mR, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Day 1 The Para World Championship on Lake Michigan began yesterday with 2 races for the 2.4m, 4 races for the Hansa 303 and 6 races for the RS Venture.
The favorites have already taken the first places in the 2.4m: Heiko Kröger GER and Damien Séguin FRA share the lead. Dee Smith USA follows on rank 3 among the 38 participants.
In the Hansa 303, Jens Kroker GER, Piotr Cichocki POL and Ange Margaron FRA are tied on top after 4 races in the men rankings, in the women, Olga Gornaz POL is first ahead of Marina Perterer AUT.
The RS Venture sail in two 4-boat groups. Alexandra Rickham/Hannah Stodel GBR and Gian Bachisio Pira/Gianluca Raggi ITA lead in their groups.
The results and the event website.
Disabled Sailing – Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018   

2.4m, Hansa 303, RSVenture - Para Sailing World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Start today

 2.4m, Hansa 303, RSVenture - Para Sailing World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Start today Today begins the Para World Championship on Lake Michigan with the most-popular 2.4m keelboat ant two new classes: the Hansa 303 and the RS Venture. With Damien Séguin FRA, Heiko Kröger GER, Paul Tingley CAN or Björnar Erikstad NOR, the well-known experienced top helmsmen are on the entry lists. The largest fleet are the Hansa 303 with 43 teams.
The entry lists and the event website.
Disabled Sailing – Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Disabled Sailing – Friday, August 3, 2018
Friday, August 3, 2018   

Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Leg 1 - Day 12

 Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Leg 1 - Day 12 As expected, Ambrogio Beccaria ITA finished leg 1 in Horta as first of the Series Minis. This morning at 7hrs crossed Félix De Navacelle FRA the line as 2nd, while the fight for rank 3 will probably be decided on the finish line only between Amélie Grassi FRA and Valentin Gautier SUI separated by one mile only 19nm before the arrival. They are expected by this afternoon.
In the Protos after the winner François Jambou FRA and the second-ranked Erwan Le Méné FRA, Axel Trehin FRA and Jörg Riechers GER as 3rd and 4th arrived at Horta yesterday afternoon.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Disabled Sailing – Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Around-the-world record - François Gabart FRA on standby

 Around-the-world record - François Gabart FRA on standby Since Sunday, the Vendée-Globe-winner François Gabart FRA has been on standby in Port-la-Forêt to wait for a optimal winds to start his solo round-the-world record attempt. The valid current record is 49 days and 3 hours, established last year by Thomas Coville FRA. At present, there is no adequate weather window showing up.
The news.
Disabled Sailing – Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017   

2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Final results, no North Americans in top ranks

 2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Final results, no North Americans in top ranks The Paralympic Classes World Championship was concluded in Kiel on Sunday. Three more races were held in a 15-18 kn wind.
The situation in the 2.4m before the last race was more than exciting: The frist three boats were separated by 2 points only. Heiko Kröger GER controlled the nerves on his home waters grasping his second World Champions' title. Matt Bugg AUS and Damien Séguin FRA followed on the ranks 2 and 3. Dee Smith USA was demonstrating his class with five top-ten results, but three downers (UFS, DNF, DNC) relegated him on the 16th place overall.
Violeta del Reino ESP won the title in the Hansa 303 women, and Piotr Cichocki POL is World Champion in the Hansa 303 men. Edward Leroy USA did not sail the last four races and finished the Championship on rank 24.
The news and all ranking lists.
Disabled Sailing – Sunday, June 25, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017   

2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 4

 2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 4 The World Championship of the Paralympic Classes continued yesterday in rain and a good breeze.
In the 2.4m, Heiko Kröger GER moved on top thanks to 2 race wins. Only one point behind follows Matthew Bugg AUS on 2nd, Damien Séguin FRA on rank 3 has another point's backlog. Dee Smith USA is now 13th, Jacky Gay CAN 33rd among the 43 boats from 26 nations.
In the Hansa 303 women, Violeta del Reino Diez de Valle is first, in the Hansa 303 men, Piotr Chichocki POL replaced Christopher Symonds AUS on top. Edward Leroy USA and his team are 24nd among the 25 starters.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Disabled Sailing – Friday, June 23, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017   

2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 2, only one race for the 2.4m, Dee Smith USA 13th

 2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 2, only one race for the 2.4m, Dee Smith USA 13th The Para Classes were hampered by the lack of wind as well. Only the 2.4m completed one race won by Björnar Erikstad NOR. Damien Séguin FRA advanced on top of the overall classification with his 2nd race rank. Dee Smith USA (UFD early start disqualification discarded) is now 13th, Jacky Gay CAN 33rd among the 43 boats from 26 nations.
In the Hansa 303 women, Magali Moraines FRA is first, in the Hansa 303 men, Christopher Symonds AUS is on top. Edward Leroy USA and his team are 22nd among the 24 starters.
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