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Top News – Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018   

Olympic Worldcup - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 1, brilliant in Lasers Radial, remarkable in Skiffs

 Olympic Worldcup - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 1, brilliant in Lasers Radial, remarkable in Skiffs Sun and slackening moderate winds prevailed yesterday in Hyères FRA on the first day of Act 3 of the Olympic Class Worldcup. Depending on the classes, 2 to 3 races were completed, and only the Nacra 17 sailed but one heat, won by the World Champions Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR. Ruggero Tita/Claudia Banti ITA and Iker Martinez/Olga Maslivets followed on the ranks 2 and 3. In the Finns, Jonathan Lobert FRA has taken the lead ahead of Jorge Zarif BRA and Ioannis Mitakis GRE.
Dahlberg/Bergström SWE are on top of the 470 men in front of Lan/Zhou CHN and Ferrari/Calabro ITA. In the 470 women, Wai/Gao CHN are first by a small margin over Mills/McIntyre GBR and Lecointre/Retornaz FRA.
Ida-Marie Baad/Marie Thusgaard DEN won both races in the 49ersFX, while in the 49ers, Buksak/Wierzbicki POL and Gilmour/Turner AUS share the lead at equal points.
A duo is also in top of the RS:X women windsurfers: Peina Chen CHN nd Noga Geller ISR are on top with the same number of points. In the RS_X men windsurfers, Pierre Le Coq FRA is in the lead after 3 races, followed by Mengfan Gao CHN one point behind.
The Laser results follow in the news below.

The results of the North Americans:
470 men: Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA 25th (with a BFD)
470 women: Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA) 27th, Madeleine Rice/Laura Slovensky USA 36th, Alison Knoles/Audrey Franchett USA 37th
49er: Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA 11th, Alexander Heinzemann/Justin Barnes CAN 39th, William Jones/Evan DePaul CAN 40th
49erFX: Erin Rafuse/Mariah Millen CAN 11th, Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA 13th
Finn: Tom Ramshaw CAN 25th
Laser Standard: Chris Barnard USA 20th, Charlie Buckingham USA 31st, Robert Davis CAN 36th, Henry Marshall USA 41st, Marek Zaleski USA 48th, Fillah Karim CAN 57th, Yanic Gentry MEX 59th, Justin Norton CAN 63rd
Laser Radial: Paige Railey USA 1st, Erika Reineke USA 4th, Sarah Douglas CAN 29th, Haddon Hughes USA 46th, Coralie Vittecoq CAN 58th
Nacra 17: Riley Gibbs/Louisa Chafee USA 20th, Bora Gulari/Helena Scutt USA 22nd
No North Americans compete in the RS:X men and RS:X women windsurfers

All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018   (Image © Richard Langdon)

Laser Standard & Radial - Olympic Worldcup - Hyères FRA - Day 1, excellent US Radials with ranks 1 and 4

 Laser Standard & Radial - Olympic Worldcup - Hyères FRA - Day 1, excellent US Radials with ranks 1 and 4 The Hyères Laser Worldcup event began yesterday with two races sailed in a 10kn breeze, decreasing during the day.
Tonci Stipanovic CRO won both heats in the Lasers Standard and leads overall 5 points ahead of Pavlos Kontides CYP. All other competitors finished with at least one two-digit result and are clearly behind the leading duo.
In the Lasers Radial, Paige Railey USA finished twice on top leading ahead of Marit Bouwmeester NED and Viktorija Andrulyte LTU.

The results of the North Americans:
Laser Standard: Chris Barnard USA 20th, Charlie Buckingham USA 31st, Robert Davis CAN 36th, Henry Marshall USA 41st, Marek Zaleski USA 48th, Fillah Karim CAN 57th, Yanic Gentry MEX 59th, Justin Norton CAN 63rd
Laser Radial: Paige Railey USA 1st, Erika Reineke USA 4th, Sarah Douglas CAN 29th, Haddon Hughes USA 46th, Coralie Vittecoq CAN 58th

All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018   

Nacra 15 - World Championship 2018 - Barcelona ESP - Day 2

 Nacra 15 - World Championship 2018 - Barcelona ESP - Day 2 The 69 youth teams at the Nacra-15-Worlds waited again in vain for wind yesterday. The first start this morning has been fixed for 9h UTC, and everybody hopes, that the thermal breeze would finally fill in.
The news.
Racing can (could) be followed live during the day over GPS tracking.
 
Top News – Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

Olympic Worldcup - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Start today with NorAm teams in 7 events

 Olympic Worldcup - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Start today with NorAm teams in 7 events Today, the start to the 50th edition of the Semaine Olympique Française, the third 2018 Worldcup event, will be given. 830 sailors from 46 nations are on the entry lists. The respresentatives of North American federations are:
470 men: Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA
470 women: Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA), Alison Knoles/Audrey Franchett USA, Madeleine Rice/Laura Slovensky USA
49er: William Jones/Evan DePaul CAN, Alexander Heinzemann/Justin Barnes CAN, Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA
49erFX: Erin Rafuse/Mariah Millen CAN, Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA
Finn: Tom Ramshaw CAN
Laser Standard: Robert Davis CAN, Justin Norton CAN, Fillah Karim CAN, Yanic Gentry MEX, Marek Zaleski USA, Henry Marshall USA, Charlie Buckingham USA, Chris Barnard USA
Laser Radial: Sarah Douglas CAN, Coralie Vittecoq CAN, Paige Railey USA, Erika Reineke USA, Haddon Hughues USA
Nacra 17: Riley Gibbs/Louisa Chafee USA, Bora Gulari/Helena Scutt USA
No North Americans compete in the RS:X men and RS:X women windsurfers

According to the wind forecast, only on Friday, the wind should exceed 10kn and light-wind specialists will have good chances to deliver top results.
Racing can be followed live over GPS tracking. The official preview.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018   (Image © Brian Carlin)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 8 - Day 2

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 8 - Day 2 After 36 race hours, the 7 teams are sailing North along the Brazilian coast in light winds around 10kn. 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA has taken the lead 2,2nm ahead of 'Mapfre'. 'Brunel' on rank 3 follows 4nm behind. The fleet will probably remain closely together until the dispurbances of the innertropical convergence zone, where several tactical options will challenge the navigators.
The race viewer, the news and the video of the day.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018   

Laser Radial & Standard - Coppa Italia - Torbole ITA - Comeback of Robert Scheidt BRA

 Laser Radial & Standard - Coppa Italia - Torbole ITA - Comeback of Robert Scheidt BRA After his retirement from Olympic 49er sailing, the 5-times Olympic medalist and 8-times Laser World Champion Robert Scheidt BRA came back on the Laser over the past weekend in Torbole/Lake Garda. With 4 bullets in 6 races, he was the superior Laser Standard winner ahead of Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA and Ricardo Vincenzi ITA. 49 participants from 5 nations. First in the big 185 all-Italian Laser Radial fleet was Federico Tozzi ITA winning 5 of the 6 heats in his Group. Guido Gallinaro ITA and Francesco Viel ITA completed the podium. Matilda Zaluri ITA on the 12th place was the best Girl.
The ranking lists.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018   (Image © Alexis Courcoux)

Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Concarneau FRA - Day 2

 Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Concarneau FRA - Day 2 Last Sunday, the start to the two-person Transat of the Bénéteau Figaro class was given in Concarneau FRA. Summery temperatures and light winds have been accompanying the 19 teams right from the begin. This morning UTC, the fleet is approaching Cape Finisterre at the most northwestern point of Spain.
Sébastien Simon/Morgan Lagravière FRA are in the lead 4nm ahead of Adrien Hardy/Thomas Ruyant FRA. The only female team Justine Mettraux SUI/Isabelle Joschke GER/FRA in on the 14th place with a 15nm backlog.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018   

Class 40, Multi 50 - Les 1000 milles - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 1

 Class 40, Multi 50 - Les 1000 milles - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 1 Yesterday, the start was give to the Solo 1'000 Miles Race of Les Sables d'Olonne with 14 Class 40 and 2 Multi 50 on the starting line. Gijon ESP - Wolf Rock South of Ireland and back to les Sables is the round-trip route.
The morning UTC, Phil Sharp GBR was in the lead of the Class 40 one mile ahead of Sam Goodchild GBR. In the Multi 50, Thibaut Vauchel FRA was 4nm in front-
The race viewer, the news and the videos.
 
Top News – Monday, April 23, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Leg 8 - Day 1

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Leg 8 - Day 1 Yesterday, the start was given to the 5'700nm leg 8 of the Ocean Race from Itajai BRA to Newport RI, USA. The seven teams are sailing upwind direction East searching for fresher winds.
'Mapfre' with Xavi Fernandez ESP had taken the lead right after the start and was 0,1nm in front this morning UTC. 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA and 'Scallywag' with David Witt AUS were the first followers. The whole fleet is separated by one mile only.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the start.
Monday, April 23, 2018   

Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Final results

 Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Final results The 51st edition of the Congressional Cup in Long Beach CA was concluded yesterday with the Semi Finals and the Finals, as well as a fleetrace for the remaining participants.
The winners of the Semis Taylor Canfield ISV (3-0 vs Johnie Berntson SWE) and Dean Barker NZL (3-1 vs Sam Gilmour AUS) qualified for the Final, where Taylor Canfield ISV succeeded to defeat the dominator of the week Dean Barker NZL with a 3-1 score. Winner of the Petite Final for rank 3 was Gilmour AUS with 3-1 over Berntson SWE. The fleetrace of the non-finalists decided on the overall final rankings.
The final results.
Monday, April 23, 2018   

Weta - US Multihull Championship 2018, April 19-22, Final results

Legendary multihull sailor Randy Smyth won his fifth Hobie Alter Trophy for the U.S. Multihull Championship 2018 held in Fort Walton Beach, FL from April 19 to 22 after three days of racing on Choctawhatchee Bay in the Weta trimaran. On the fourth and final day, racing was cancelled due to incoming storm fronts. Smyth won by one-point over Mike Krantz. Robert Hodges, Weta single as well, was 16 points behind on 3rd.
The ranking list.
Monday, April 23, 2018   

Nacra 15 - World Championship 2018 - Barcelona ESP - Start today

 Nacra 15 - World Championship 2018 - Barcelona ESP - Start today Today in Barcelona ESP, the first World Championship of the now official Youth catamaran Nacra-15 will begin with 59 teams from 20 nations and 4 continents. Competing from North America are Helen Horangic/ Walker Moffat (CAN), Mia Nicolosi/ Teddy Nicolosi (ISV), and Nicolas Martin/ Lucie Brugman (USA).
The event website with the entry list (scoll down). No news are available on yesterday's Practice Race. Racing of today can be followed over GPS tracking live.
Monday, April 23, 2018   (Image © Barracuda)

Melges 20 - World League Act 1 - Ischia ITA - Final results

 Melges 20 - World League Act 1 - Ischia ITA - Final results Light to moderate winds prevailed also on day two of the Melges 20 World League event in Ischia ITA, allowing to sail 3 races.
Filippo Pacinotti ITA (tactics Manu Weiller ESP) added two more bullets on his results sheet and confirmed his superiority. Vladimir Prosikhin RUS (Michele Ivaldi ITA) and Rob Wilbur GBR (Charlie McKee USA) complete the podium among the 30 teams from 5 nations.
The ranking list and the news.
 
Top News – Sunday, April 22, 2018
Sunday, April 22, 2018   (Image © Tom Walker)

Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 5

 Match Racing - Congressional Cup - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 5 Yesterday, Round Robin 2 was concluded in California and the first Semi Finals were held.
Taylor Canfield ISV leads over Johnie Berntsson SWE 1-0, Dean Barker NZL won his first match against Sam Gilmour AUS. Among the eliminated is the multiple World Champion Ian Williams GBR.
The Round Robin results and the Semi Finals.
Sunday, April 22, 2018   

Weta - US Multihull Championship 2018, April 19-22

Racing at the US Multihull Championship is going on from April 19-22 on Choctawhatchee Bay in Weta trimarans as either singlehanded or doublehanded teams (34 in total) for the US Sailing title. Yesterday Saturday, after 10 races completed, Randy Smyth and Mike Krantz both sailing on Weta single, were fighting for the lead separated by one point only. Robert Hodges, Weta single as well, is already 16 points behind. The ranking list .
Sunday, April 22, 2018   

Melges 20 - World League - Act 1 - Ischia ITA - Day 2

 Melges 20 - World League - Act 1 - Ischia ITA - Day 2 After the Melges 32 over the past weekend, it was the turn of the Melges 20 to open the Annual Championship with Act 1 in Ischia ITA. After a windless Friday, the first 3 races were sailed in good conditions.
Filippo Pancinotti ITA (tactics Manu Weiller ESP) has taken the lead with the ranks 1/2/3 ahead of Carlo Alberini ITA (Karlo Hmeljak SLO) and Vladimir Prosikhin RUS. 30 teams from 5 nations participate.
The ranking list and the news of the day.
Sunday, April 22, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Mapfre wins In-Port race

'Mapfre' (Xabi Fernandez ESP) won the Itajaí In-Port Race yesterday after battling with team 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) for the lead on the first of three laps of the race course. After taking the lead on the first downwind leg in a moderate 10kn seabreeze, the Spanish team protected well the rest of the way, and extended the advantage in the In-Port Race Series over 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) who finished in third place.
VOR website.
 
Top News – Saturday, April 21, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018   (Image © Tom Walker)

Match Racing - Congressional Cup 2018 - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 3

 Match Racing - Congressional Cup 2018 - Long Beach CA, USA - Day 3 Round Robin 2 went on yesterday with only two flights left at the end of the day. However, the four Semi Finalists are known: Dean Barker NZL is on top with a smashing 15-1 score. Taylor Canfield ISV and Johnie Berntsson SWE follow with 11-5 w/l each, and Ian Williams GBR (10-6) completes the final four sailing for the winners Jacket today.
The results.
 
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