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Top News – Monday, June 25, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - The Hague NED - Final results - Victory for 'Dongfeng'

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - The Hague NED - Final results - Victory for 'Dongfeng' In a dramatic final, Charles Caudrelier FRA and his team managed to turn a 50-mile lag into a stage win yesterday and thus also into the overall victory in the last few hours of the race. 'Dongfeng' being initially in a leading position choose a risky strategy close to the Dutch coast and lost a lot at first. However, in the final miles they benefitted from stronger winds and a better angle to the wind, which resulted in a much higher speed. As a consequence, Dongfeng arrived at the finish line more than half an hour ahead of their rivals. 'Mapfre' with Javi Fernandez ESP finished third and took second place overall, 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) had to settle for third place in the final ranking. The report, the final ranking and the video of the final day.
Monday, June 25, 2018   

Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results

 Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results Yesterday the Kiel Week ended with the medal races which were held in moderate winds. Tight decisions and a few changes of positions made for an entertaining day. With the win in the Medal Race of the 470s Men, Matthew Belcher / Will Ryan AUS managed to displace the previously sovereign Leader Anton Dahlberg / Frederik Bergström SWE and got the overall win. Bronze goes to Kevin Peponnet / Jérémy Mion FRA. There was also a change at the top of the 470s Women. Silvia Mas / Patricia Cantero ESP won the Medal Race and the overall ranking. Bozi / Klonaridou GRE and Böhm / Goliass GER finished 2nd and 3rd overall. In the 49er, Jonas Warrer / Jakob Precht claimed DEN defended their position at the top, followed by Alonso / Alonso ESP and Przybytek / Kolodzinski POL. Alexandra Maloney / Molly Meech NZL won the 49er FX event. Tina Lutz / Susann Beucke GER and Julia Gross / Hannah Klinga SWE follow in ranks 2 and 3. In the Finns Josh Junior NZL beat Anders Pedersen NOR. Ed Wright GBR had to settle for bronze. The the Nacra17 catamarans John Gimson / Anna Burnet GBR just held on to their first place overall followed by Jason Waterhouse / Lisa Darmanin AUS one point behind. Thomas Zajac / Barbara Matz AUT moved up to third place. All Leaderboardsand thefinal report.
Monday, June 25, 2018   

Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results

 Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results In moderate winds, the medal races were sailed in Kiel yesterday. In the Laser Standard Philipp Buhl GER managed to move up to 1st overall. He was a bit lucky though, as the Jury forced Karl-Martin Rammö EST, who was sailing just ahead of him on the final meters of the medal race to two penalty turns. Elliot Hanson GBR finished 2nd overall, just one point behind. Filip Jurisic CRO, who won the Medal Race, moved up to 3rd. A change at the top of the leaderboard happened in the Laser Radial Women as well. Finishing only 10th, the sovereign leader Maxime Jonker NED had a medal race to forget and fell back to 4th overall. The victory went to Anne-Marie Rindom ahead of Line-Flem Höst NOR and Josefine Olsson SWE.
All Rankings and the Final report.
 
Top News – Sunday, June 24, 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018   

Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 4

 Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 4 Strong winds delayed the regatta schedule yesterday, but in the afternoon the conditions were good enough to complete the qualifications for today's Medal Races. In the 470s men Dahlberg / Bergström SWE remain in the lead, but Belcher / Ryan AUS are now only 3 points behind. One of the two teams will probably win the series after today’s medal race, as Peponnet / Mion FRA are already 13 points behind. In the women's 470 Maria Bozi / Raffailina Klonaridou GRE have taken the lead and are going into the medal race with a 6 point’s margin over Skrzypulec / Ogar POL. There were no changes in the 49er where Warrer / Precht DEN managed to extend their lead 9 points with two daily wins. The Spanish boats Alonso / Alonso ESP and Botin / Lopez ESP follow in ranks 2 and 3. In the 49er FX Alexandra Maloney / Molly Meech NZL moved to the top. With only 4.5 points more Tina Lutz / Susann Beucke GER are still in the race for the overall victory as are Julia Gross / Hanna Kling SWE on rank 3. In the Finn Ed Wright GBR is back on the top, but Josh Junior NZL is just one point behind. 7 points is the margin of John Gimson / Anna Burnet GBR on Jason Waterhouse / Lisa Darmanin AUS in the Nacra 17 catamarans. We can expect exciting medal races today. All Leaderboards and the daily report.
Sunday, June 24, 2018   

Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 4

 Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 4 On the 4th day of the Kieler Woche the fresh winds of around the 20knots were present again. With 2 further regattas, the qualifications for today's Medal Races have been completed. Elliot Hansen GBR defended his lead in the Laser Standard and is now 3 points ahead of Philipp Buhl GER. Tonci Stipanovic CRO is third, 18 points back. In the last two regattas of the Laser Radial women Maxime Jonker NED had to experience defeat for the first time this week. She is still leading overall, but is just one point ahead of Line-Flem Höst DEN. 4 points further back is Anne-Marie Rindom DEN who is also in with a shout for the overall victory after the medal races of today.
All Leaderboards and the daily report.
Sunday, June 24, 2018   

Laser Radial Men - World Championship 2018 - Kiel GER - Day 3

 Laser Radial Men - World Championship 2018 - Kiel GER - Day 3 At the Men's Radial World Championships two further finals were sailed yesterday. On the race courses close to the shore, difficult conditions with unstable winds prevailed. Zac Littlewood AUS was able to assert himself with another race victory at the top. Before today's final day - two more races are on the agenda - his lead on Aleksander Arian POL is 7 points. Marcin Rudawski POL remains 9 points behind. The Leaderboard and the daily report.
Sunday, June 24, 2018   

Laser - British Masters Championship 2018 - Hayling Island GBR - Day 2

In spite of light winds a full three race programm was sailed on the second day of the British Laser Masters in Hayling Island. In the Laser Standard Mark Lyttle GBR won 2 of the 3 races and extended his lead. The former Laser European Champion (in the 70ies) Tim Law GBR moved up to second. In the Laser Radial Ben Elvin GBR continued his winning series and is clearly ahead of Ian Jones GBR. All rankings.
Sunday, June 24, 2018   

5.5m - Italian & Swiss Championship 2018 - Gravedona ITA - Final results

 5.5m - Italian & Swiss Championship 2018 - Gravedona ITA - Final results The typical Lake Como thermal winds returned on the final day of the Italian & Swiss Championship of the 5.5m. After an intense day with 3 races sailed, it was Jürg Menzi/Jürgen Eiermann/Christof Wilke SUI who defended their lead and won the title with a 3 point advance on Mark Holowesko BAH. Bernard Haissly SUI completed the podium. The final report, this morning the final results were missing on the event website.
 
Top News – Saturday, June 23, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018   

Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 3

 Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 3 In moderate conditions all scheduled races could be sailed yesterday at the Kieler Woche. Today the qualifiers for the Medal Races of tomorrow will be completed. In the 470s it is tight at the top: Dahlberg / Bergström SWE lead just one point ahead of Patience / Grube GBR (yesterday with 2 race wins) and 2 more points ahead of Belcher / Ryan AUS. In the 470s Women the first 5 are separated by just 3 points. Bohm / Goliass GER are still leading, Mas / Cantero ESP and Bozi / Klonaridou GRE follow on equal points in 2nd and 3rd. In the 49er Warrer / Precht DEN took the lead, one-point lead of Alonso / Alonso ESP. New at the top of the 49erFX are now Dewi Couvert / Jeske Kisters NED, followed Alexandra Maloney / Molly Meech NZL. New Leader in Finn is Andy Maloney NZL, Ed Wright GBR and Josh Junior NZL are just one point behind. In the Nacra there are new leaders as well with John Gimson / Anna Burnett GBR four points ahead , of Jason Waterhouse / Lisa Darmanin in 2nd place All Leaderboards and the daily report.
Saturday, June 23, 2018   

Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 3

 Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 3 The first two regattas of the final were held yesterday. In the Laser Standard . Elliot Hansen GBR is still leading, Philipp Buhl GER has advanced to second place, 4 points behind. Third is Olympic medalist Tonci Stipanovic CRO. In Laser Radial Women Maxime Jonker NED won all 3 races of her group and extended her lead to 4 points. Line-Flem Höst NOR has moved up to second, while Manami Doi JPN is third. All Leaderboards and the daily report.
Saturday, June 23, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 11 - Day 2

Yesterday the winds decreased in the Baltic Sea. This morning the fleet is on their additional lap on the south coast of Norway before heading towards Aarhus. The leading boats are still sailing very close together. 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) ist still leading but 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP) is now just 0,5 miles back. After a bad start 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) managed to cut the distance to l'Dongfeng' to 7 miles. The tension is on as there are still 450 miles to go till the finish. The race tracker, the reports and the Videos.
Saturday, June 23, 2018   

Laser - British Masters Championship - Hayling Island GBR - Day 1

 Laser - British Masters Championship - Hayling Island GBR - Day 1 In mint conditions the British Masters National Championship took off on Hayling Island yesterday. Both fleets sailed 3 races. In the Laser Standard Mark Lyttle GBR is leading after having won all 3 races. Currently 2nd overall is Thomas Müller GER. In the Laser Radial it was Ben Elvin GBR who finished 3 times on top of the fleet. All rankings and the short report.
 
Top News – Friday, June 22, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018   

Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2

 Olympic Classes - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2 Thunderstorms with strong winds disturbed the schedule of the races of the second day. After a break the races could only be started on late afternoon yesterday. In the 470s Dahlberg / Bergström SWE coped best with the difficult conditions and took the lead with 2 race wins , Belcher / Ryan AUS follow in 2nd, one point behind. New at the top of the 470s Women are Frederike Löwe / Anna Markfort GER, followed by Nadine Böhm / Ann-Christin Goliass GER who are 3 points behind. In the 49ers Diego Botin / Iago Lopez ESP moved to the lead in front of Mathieu Frei / Noël Delpech FRA. Chris Rast USA/SUI / Trevor Burd USA follow in rank 9. New at the top of the 49FX women are now Odile Van Aanholt / Marieke Jongens NED, followed by Tina Lutz / Susann Beucke GER who are just one point behind. There was only one race sailed in the Finns, thanks to the daily first yesterday Zsombor Beresz HUN moved up to second place. Ed Wright GBR is still in the lead in the overall ranking. Jason Waterhouse / Lisa Darmanin AUS are at the top of the Nacra ranking followed by John Gimson / Anna Burnett GBR 4 points behind. The prominent newcomers Nathan Outteridge/Haylee Outteridge AUS managed to finish 2nd and 3rd yesterday. After a collision on the starting day, they had to skip the first two races and are currently way back in the overall standings.
All Ranking lists and the daily report.
Friday, June 22, 2018   

Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2

 Laser - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Day 2 Yesterday changeable weather conditions with the passage of a thunderstorm front affected the course of the daily schedule in Kiel. The Laser Standards were able to sail two races. Unfortunately the Radial women remained with no countable races. New Leader in the Laser Standard is Elliot Hansen GBR (yesterday 1/2), Karl-Martin Rammö EST and Filip Jurisic CRO follow in 2nd and 3rd. Tonci Stipanovic CRO and Philipp Buhl GER are 4th and 5th.
In the Laser Radial Women Maxime Jonker NED won the two races on the first day.
All Leaderboards and the Daily Report.
Friday, June 22, 2018   

Laser Radial Men - World Championship 2018 - Kiel GER - Day 2

 Laser Radial Men - World Championship 2018 - Kiel GER - Day 2 The qualification rounds of the Radial World Championships in Kiel continued yesterday with two further races. The only 17-year-old Zach Littlewood AUS - representing Australia this year at the Junior World Championships - took the lead with a daily 1 st and 2 nd in his group. Tied in 2 nd overall, one point behind are Josh Armit NZL, Aleksander Arian POL and Caelin Winchcombe AUS. Gauthier Verhulst SUI improved to 34 th out of the 92 participants. The Ranking and the daily report.
Friday, June 22, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 11 - Day 1

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 11 - Day 1 Yesterday afternoon, the start of the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race took place in Gothenburg. With fresh winds, the fleet has already passed the first mark on the Norwegian coast and is now on its way to the next mark close to Aarhus before turning back to the North Sea to head to the finish The Hague. 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA has taken the lead. 3.5 miles behind is 'Mapfre' with Javi Fernandez ESP. 'Brunel' with Bouwe Bekking NED is 12 miles behind in fourth place. The race tracker, the Daily Report and the Video of the start
Friday, June 22, 2018   

5.5m - Italian & Swiss Championship 2018 - Gravedona ITA - Day 1

 5.5m - Italian & Swiss Championship 2018 - Gravedona ITA - Day 1 In the best thermal wind conditions and sunshine, the joint 5.5m Championships of Italy and Switzerland started yesterday on Lake Como. Jürg Menzi SUI is the first leader with the daily ranks 1 and 2, Gavin McKinney BAH and Hans-Peter Schmid SUI follow in 2 and 3 overall. The Leaderboard.
 
Top News – Thursday, June 21, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Gothenborg SWE - Leg 11 - Start today

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Gothenborg SWE - Leg 11 - Start today Today at 14h CET (12h UMT) the 7 teams of the Volvo Ocean Race will attack the final leg of the race to Den Haag NED. The tension is on since 3 teams still are on the hunt of the overall victory: 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP) and 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) are on top of the ranking while 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) is just one point back - the ranking and the official preview.
Another intresting fight within the race will go on between team mates Peter Burling NZL and Blair Tuke NZL: They grabbed the 49er gold medal at the Rio Olympics and won the America's Cup together with 'Team New Zealand'. Now sailing on different boats - Burling NZL on 'Brunel', Tuke NZL on 'Mapfre' - they are fighting for the third big title within just two years ! The report.
As always the race can be followed by the race tracker.
Thursday, June 21, 2018   

Olympic Classes - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Day 1

 Olympic Classes - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Day 1 In moderate to strong winds (12-18kn) the Olympic Classes started their Kiel Week yesterday with a full programm of 2 to 3 races. First leaders in the 470er men are Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS with an almost perfect day (1/2). 2 points back Doi/Kimura JPN follow on 2nd. In the 470 women Nadine Böhm/Ann-Christin Goliass GER and 3 points behing Fabienne Oester/Anastasya Winkel GER are topping the rankings. After 3 races for the 49ers 4 teams are sharing the lead on equal points: Dunning/Gunn NZL, Fischer/Péquin FRA, Buksak/Wierzbicki POL and Frei/Delpech FRA. In the 49erFX Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA took over the lead followed by Maloney/Meech NZL two points back. Ed Wright GBR is on top of the Finn ahead of Tapio Nirkko FIN. In the Nacra-17-catamaran Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS won all 3 races, Gemma Joes/Jason Saunders NZL and Riley Gibbs/Louisa Chafee USA are 2nd on equal points. All rankings and the daily report.
Thursday, June 21, 2018   

Laser - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Day 1

 Laser - Kieler Woche - Kiel GER - Day 1 Good conditions with winds around 15kn on the first day of the Olympic part of the Kiel week allowed a full programm of two races for both Laser classes. In the Laser Standard Filip Jurisic CRO und Karl-Martin Rammo EST share the lead on equal points. Two points back Elliot Hanson GBR is on third.
In the Laser Radial Maxime Jonker NED won both races of her group, Anne-Marie Rindom DEN and Manami Doi JPN are completing the podium.
All rankings and the daily report.
 
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