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Top News – Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018   

Olympic Worldcup 2018 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - start today

 Olympic Worldcup 2018 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - start today Today begins the second Act of the Olympic Classes Worldcup 2018 in Miami FL with 540 participants from 50 nations on the entry lists, among them the top athletes in all 10 events. A special interest goes to the comeback of the former Laser Radial Olympic Champion Anna Tunnicliffe Tobias USA, this time as crew on the 49FX with Paris Henken USA.
The forecast predicts moderate winds for today's first races, increasing during the rest of the week with a Northeasterly of up to 22kn.
The official preview and the event website.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018   (Image © VR Sports Media)

Contender - World Championship 2018 - Mornington AUS - Day 3

 Contender - World Championship 2018 - Mornington AUS - Day 3 The Contender Worlds 2018 continued yesterday with 3 races on Melbourne Bay, and the top athlete was again Jason Beebe AUS with the day ranks 1 and 2, extending his lead on Scott Cunnigham AUS, new on rank 2, to 4 points. The best European Andrea Bonezzi ITA advanced on rank 3. Moving up in the rankings were also the best German Christof Homeier GER (rank 11) and the best woman Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI (rank 61).
The ranking list, the report, the event website and the video of the day.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018   

F18- & F16-Catamaran - Cata Raid - Martinique FRA - Day 2

 F18- & F16-Catamaran - Cata Raid - Martinique FRA - Day 2 The Cata Raid is a 6-leg event around the French Caribbean Island Martinique. Bargain transport offers, free accommodation and paradise summer conditions attract every year a remarkable multihull fleet with numerous European participants.
After the first two legs, the interim's leaders are Martin Orion/Charles Gate GBR, winning both legs on their F18. On rank 2 follow Andreas Lutz/Raymond Schlatter SUI (2/3). 22 teams from 5 nations are ont the entry list. The results and the event website.
 
Top News – Monday, January 22, 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018   

Contender - World Championship 2018 - Mornington AUS - Day 2

 Contender - World Championship 2018 - Mornington AUS - Day 2 The Contender World Championship 2018 began yesterday with one race on Melbourne Bay, and this morning UTC, race 2 has already been completed. As during the Australian Contender Nationals, the locals are dominating the Championship. First after two race is with the ranks 3 and 1 Jono Niete AUS. The best non-Aussie Andrea Bonezzi ITA follows on rank 4. Christof Homeier GER as best German ist 21st. Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI, best woman, is 69th among the 90 participants.
The ranking list and the event website.
Monday, January 22, 2018   

18 Footer - New South Wales Champuionship - Sydney AUS - Final results

 18 Footer - New South Wales Champuionship - Sydney AUS - Final results The NSW-18-Footer-Championship was concluded yesterday with two races sailed in a fresh breeze. As best of the day with the ranks 1 and 3, 'Kitchen Maker' with Scott Babbage/Tom Quigley/Sam Ellis AUS moved up on rank 1. 'Smeg' (Larry Knapton AUS) and 'Asko Appliances' (James Dorron AUS) completed the podium with the rank 2 and 3.
The news with the full-lenght video and the link to the ranking lists.
 
Top News – Sunday, January 21, 2018
Sunday, January 21, 2018   

VOR-65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Hong Kong HKG - death of fisherman after collision

 VOR-65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Hong Kong HKG - death of fisherman after collision The Chinese double victory in leg 4 of the Ocean Race was overshadowed with the death of a fisherman after the collision between 'Vestas' and a fishing boat (we reported yesterday). One of the 10 fishermen was so badly injured that he died in the rescue helicopter on the way to the hospital. An investigation by the authorities is under way.
The news.
 
Top News – Saturday, January 20, 2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018   

VOR-65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 18 - Win for 'Scallywag' - out for 'Vestas'

 VOR-65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 18 - Win for 'Scallywag' - out for 'Vestas' Yesterday evening UTC, Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag (David Witt AUS) crossed the finish line at her home port Hong Kong as expected as winner of leg 4 of the Ocean Race. 3 hours later, 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA, Franck Cammas FRA) followed, making for a Chinese double victory. Bad luck for the second place 'Vestas' (Peter Towhill USA), who had to retire 30 miles from the finish after a collision with a fishing boat. The news. The remaining 6 teams arrived within 10 hours.
The positions of leg 4 and the news.
In the overall rankings, 'Dongfeng' has reduced the backlog on the leading 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP) to 3 points.
 
Top News – Friday, January 19, 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018   

VOR-65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 18 - Arrival today

 VOR-65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 4 - Day 18 - Arrival today Today in the late afternoon. 'Scallywag' with David Witt AUS will take the line honours of leg 4 in Hong Kong. Her most persistent pursuer 'Vestas' (John Towill USA) is currently in stealth mode, but in the prevailing conditions, the advantage of roughly 50nm will not deminish substantially. The fight will be for rank 2 between 'Vestas' and 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA, Franck Cammas FRA) 65nm behind. The positions in the second part of the fleet are unknown momentariyl as 'Turn the tide on plastic' (Dee Caffari GBR) and 'Team Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) are currently invisible in stealth mode. The estimated time of arrival of the winner will be between 18h and 20h CET.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Friday, January 19, 2018   

Contender - Australian National Championship 2018 - Mornington AUS - Final results

 Contender - Australian National Championship 2018 - Mornington AUS - Final results The National Australian Contender Championship 2018 was concluded yesterday in Mornington/ Bay of Melbourne. With 79 participants, the event - a tune-up for the World Championship beginning on Tuesday at the same venue - was exceptionally well-attended this year.
The Australians dominated the event and after 6 races, Jason Beebe AUS took the title 8 points ahead of Jono Neate AUS. Best non-Australian was Christoph Homeier GER on rank 7. The best woman was Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI on the remarkable 34th place. The race results and the event website.
 
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