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News – Thursday, April 2, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015   (Image © Jesus Renedo)
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The first Final Series races of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia were sailed yesterday in a fresh 16 to 20 kn breeze.
The 470 men rankings remain very close with new Luke Patience/Eliott Willis GBR on top only 2 points ahead of Calabrese/Delafuente ARG 2nd and Matsunada/Yoshida JPN another 2 points back on 3rd. In the 470 women, Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL extended their lead. Camille Lecointre/Hélène Defrance FRA are now 4 points behind, Oliveira/Barbachan BRA follow on position 3.
The 49er World Champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL won again both heats yesterday. Heil/Plössel GER defended their lead, and Bianchi/Lowbeer BRA on the 3rd place are already 19 points behind the Germans. The Danish girls dominate in the 49ers/FX: Jena-Mai Hansen/Katja Salskov DEN lead 3 points ahead of Maiken and Anne-Julie Foght DEN. Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED advanced on rank 3.
In the Finns, Josh Junior NZL defended his lead, but Giles Scott GBR, undefeated for he last two years, is now only one point behind. Jonathan Lobert FRA is down on rank 3.
The World and European Champions Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA are now on top of the Nacra-17, and the only team to remain in contact are John Gimson/Hannah Diamond GBR 4 points behind. New on rank 3 are Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS.
Julien Bontemps FRA is solidly on top in the RS:X men windsurfers ahead of Kiran Badloe NED and Joao Rodrigues POR. New on top of the RS:X women windsurfers is Manjia Zheng CHN, Charline Picon FRA follows one point behind, and also De Geus NED on position 3 still can aim for the title.
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Thursday, April 2, 2015   (Image © Jesus Renedo)
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The big-breeze specialist Philipp Buhl GER took the overall lead yesterday in the two Final Series races sailed in an up to 20 kn wind. The 2nd Tom Burton AUS is 5 points back, and Jesper Stalheim SWE with the same number of points dropped on rank 3. Still in the race for the podium is also Nicholas Heiner NED on 4th.
The dominator in the Radials yesterday was Evi Van Acker BEL with two bullets, moving up on rank 4. Alison Young GBR stays on top with Analise Murphy IRL and Anne-Marie Rindom DEN on the ranks 2 and 3. Marit Bouwmester NED, the World nbr 1, was forced to abandon the event after day one due to a knee injury.
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Thursday, April 2, 2015   (Image © Jesus Renedo)
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The Swiss 470 and Lasers were about to improve their performance in the first Final Series races in the Goldfleets. And again, the best team were Matias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI in the Nacra 17, winning race 2 after a capsize in race 1 when holding the 2nd place. The 27th race rank is in the results calculation for the moment, relegating them on the 11th rank. Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser SUI moved up 7 places thanks to the day ranks 19 and 22, and are now 33rd overall. Sailing in the Silverfleet, the development teams David Biedermann/Max Haenssler SUI and Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI are on the positions 57 and 60 overall. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI demonstrated their progress in fresher winds with the ranks 14 and 18 and moved up on the 17 place overall. Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI succeeded to finish one race on the 4th place of the Silverfleet, advancing on rank 11 overall (= 36th overall). After a stellar Tuesday - best of the day - the RS:X windsurfer Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI had more difficulties in the fresher breeze yesterday, and descended on the rank 16. Elia Colombo SUI however improved on rank 29. Inspite of a premature start, Guillaume Girod SUI defended his 29 place in the Laser Standard Goldfleet. Nils Theuninck SUI moved up on rank 135, sailing in the Silverfleet. Cyrill Knecht SUI is 146th. Sailing in the Laser Radial Goldfleet, Maud Jayet SUI advanced by 5 places on rank 52.
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Thursday, April 2, 2015   
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With 960 miles left, the leading quartet is still sailing closely together, separated by 34 miles only between the first 'Abu Dhabi' (Ian Walker GBR) and the 4th 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED). Light and unconstant winds have been forecast for the remaining three days of leg 5, and the outcome of this finish is fully open ! The race viewer, the daily report and the event website with more reports and videos.
Thursday, April 2, 2015   
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After the layday, racing was to resume yesterday at 5o5 World Championship in South Africa, but the competitors were greeted with winds reaching 45 knots, and after some postponements, the Race Committee decided to cancel racing for the day. The defending Champions Mike Holt/Carl Smit USA are first after five of the scheduled nine races, 2 points ahead of Ian Pinnell GBR/Jens Tellen GER. Another point behind on 3rd are Quirk/Payne AUS and Higgins/Marsh AUS. Racing concludes on April 3. The ranking list.
Posted on the official website today is the special video on the occasion of the 60th 5o5 World Championship, including some historical cuts.
Thursday, April 2, 2015   (Image © Gilles Martin-Raget)
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After the arrival of 'GAES' with Anna Corbella/Gerard Marin ESP on rank 3, there will be a week without Open 60 activity in Barcelona. 'One Planet - one Ocean' with Aleix Gelabert/Didac Costa ESP still sailing on the Atlantic Ocean has 1'600 miles left to the finish. The bad luck remains with Jörg Riechers GER/Sébastien Audigane FRA, as - after a number of more or less heavy damages - the generator has given up, producing also the energy for the autopilot. In the worst case, the team will have to steer the boat manually during the remaining 2'600 miles.
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News – Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015   (Image © Bernard Bibiloni)
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The breeze on Palma Bay continued to challenge the sailors on Day 2 of Princesa Sofia Regatta and although a little more steady, sailors were forced to wait for the seabreeze to kick in by noon, still with disturbances from the gradient winds. Late in the afternoon, the breeze was up to 18 kn. The Qualifier Series are completed in all classes.
The first boats in the 470 men are very closely together with Pirouelle/Sipan FRA and Dahlberg/Östling SWE on top at equal points. Snow-Hansen/Willcox NZL on 3rd are one point behind. The 470 women are dominated by the experience top teams with Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL one point ahead of Camille Lecointre/Hélène Defrance FRA and 3 points behind Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN.
A class of their own are Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL in the 49ers, and only Heil/Plössel GER can more or less follow. Bianchi/Lowbeer BRA follow on rank 3.
With 3 bullets in 4 races, Tamara Echegoyen/Berta Betanzos ESP are clearly leading in the 49ersFX ahead of Maiken Foght/Anne-Julie Foght DEN and Alexandra Maloney/ Molly Meech NZL on 2nd at equal points.
Josh Junipr NZL has taken the lead in the Finns, tied with Jonathan Lobert FRA 2nd. Tapio Nirkko FIN on rank 3 is already 9 points behind.
Leader change in the Nacra 17 where the favorites Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA are now first with two race wins in their group yesterday. In the other group, Moana Vaireaux/Manon Audinet FRA won both heats and moved up on rank 2. John Gimson/Hannah Diamond GBR follow on rank 3.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, Julien Bontemps FRA remains the dominator, while in the RS:X women, Manija Zheng CHN has taken rank 1 overall. Charline Picon FRA and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015   (Image © Pedro Martinez)
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The Qualifier Series for the Gold and Silver fleets were completed yesterday with 3 races for the Laser Standards and 2 races for the Radials, sailed in a moderate, but still very unconstant wind, kicking in as seabreeze by noon.
Jesper Stalheim SWE added a race win in his group and is now alone on top of the interim's rankings ahead of Matthias Mollat NOR, two bullets, and Philipp Buhl GER, best of the day with the ranks 3/3/1.
The top ranks in the Laser Radial are closely together with Allison Young GBR in the lead one point ahead of Emma Plaeschart BEL. Paige Railey USA won the two races of her group and moved up on rank 3 overall, jointly with Tatiana Droszdovskaya BLR and Alicia Cebrian ESP.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015   (Image © Barbara Sanchez)
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After a rather discrete opening day by the Swiss Olympia campaigners on day one – exception Matias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI, who added a 2nd race rank yesterday and defended the 8th place overall in the Nacra 17 – the whole team succeeded to qualify for the Goldfleet at the end of the day. Above all, it was Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI, as best of the day in the RS-X men windsurfers (1/3/8) advancing on rank 5 overall, and also Elia Colombo SUI on rank 37 is for the first time joining the Goldfleet.
After a premature start in the first race, Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser SUIadded a 10th and an 11th place in their group. Leaving them on rank 40 just making the Goldfleet among the 79 470er-teams. Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI missed the Goldfleet by 11 points. David Biedermann/Max Haenssler SUI on rank 62 will also sail in the Silverfleet. With the day ranks 8 and 10 in their group, Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI advanced on rank 21 overall and with this result, they are clearly in the first half of the fleet.
In the 49ers, Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI sailed a remarkable 8th race rank, but as 32nd and 8 points from the cut, this result was not yet sufficient for the Gold fleet.
Three excellent race results (9/14/10) came from Guillaume Girod SUI in the Laser Standard that brought him on rank 29. The development team member Cyrill Knecht SUI (rank 132) and Nils Theuninck SUI (153) will continue in the Bronze-Fleet. Thanks to an 8th race rank, Maud Jayet SUI moved up on rank 57 just enough for the Goldfleet of the Lasers Radial.
Without ambitions for the Goldfleet participates Thomas Gautschi SUI in the Finns and is on rank 66 among the 74 boats.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015   
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The fleet is still racing northwards closely together in a fresh North wind exceeding 30 kn. 'Abu Dhabi' (Ian Walker GBR) took the lead yesterday 7 miles ahead of 'Alvimedica' (Charlie Enright USA). Candidates for victory in this leg to Itajai BRA - 1'300 miles or 5 days away - are also 'Mapfre' (Iker Martinez ESP) 22 miles back and 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) 32 miles back. The all-female Team 'SCA' with Samantha Davies GBR will round Cape Horn today as last, hoping that on the then following upwind course, they will be competitive again after days without reacher. Racing against the clock is 'Dongfeng' with the damaged mast. In Ushuaia ARG, they 'constructed' a more solid jury rig and filled one of the water tanks with fuel and are now underway to Itajai hoping to arrive on time to set a new mast before the start to leg 6.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015   (Image © Jorge Andreu)
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Anna Corbella/Gerard Marin ESP with their 'GAES' move forward only very slowly in the light Mediterranean breeze, but they should be able to cover the missing 116 miles to Barcelona to arrive by this evening as 3rd. The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015   (Image © John Navas)
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The America's Cup Events Authority has announced that the majority of the America's Cup teams (3 to 2) have agreed to make changes aimed at significantly reducing costs for the 2017 America's Cup by changing to a foiling catamaran between 45 and 50 feet. The two most senior Challengers in the competition, 'Luna Rossa' ITA and 'Team New Zealand' seem to be opposed. It is doubtful whether the Protocol for the 35th America's Cup could be changed. Will this become another case for the New York Supreme Court ? The other option for disaffected teams would be to withdraw from the regatta.The news in Sail World..
 
News – Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015   (Image © Jesus Renedo)
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The general weather situation over Europe and especially the Mediterranean Sea had also its influence over the Baleares, and the opening day in Palma de Mallorca was difficult for the 800 participants at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia ! The northwesterly breeze streams across the Bay of Palma, distracted by the mountain chain on the west side, and winds from 0 to 30 kn with shifts of up to 180° were the consequence. Not all classes could therefore sail the planned program. Many races had to be abandoned, some were finished inspite of the irregular conditions.
The 470 women sailed two races, but only 10 teams finished the second heat before the wind died completely. Nevertheless, the top teams Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL, Olympic Champions, and Camille Lecointre/Hélène Defrance FRA, as well as Afroditi Kyranakou/Anneloes Van Veen NED are on the top three ranks.
The 470 men sailed only one race with Guilbaud/Guillarme FRA and Pirouelle/Sipan FRA winning in their groups. Molund/Östling SWE and Lindgren/Lindgren FIN finished 2nd each.
The favorites in the 49ers, Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL, controlled the fleet winning both races ahead of Heil/Plössel GER 2nd and tied on rank 3 Frei/Rocherieux FRA and Schmidt/Böhme GER.
Two wins also for Tamara Echegoyen/Berta Betanzos ESP in the 49ersFX, followed by Maiken Foght/Anne-Juli Foght DEN and Jena-Mai Hansen/Katja Salskov DEN.
At least on the first day, Jonathan Lobert FRA succeeded to remain ahead of the outstanding Giles Scott GBR in the Finns. On the positions 3 and 4 follow Tapio Nirkko FIN and Thomas Le Breton FRA.
Enrique Figueroa/Francesca Valdes PUR are on top of the Nacra 17 in front of Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA 2nd and Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL 3rd.
On race only also in the RS:X windsurfers with Julien Bontemps FRA and Samuel Sills GBR winning in their RS:X male groups, while Mayaan Davidovich ISR and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL finihsed 1st in their RS:X female groups.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015   (Image © Jesus Renedo)
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Gusty and very shifty winds prevailed for the Lasers and all other classes as well, making sailing very challenging. The big Laser Standard fleet, split in three groups, could only sail one race with the favorite Tom Burton AUS, the English newcomer Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR and Jesper Stalheim SWE as winners of their groups. Nicolas Heiner NED, Matthew Wearn AUS and Alex Mills GBR are the 2nd-ranked of each group.
The Lasers Radial sailed two races, and Tatiana Droszdovskaja BLR took the lead with the day ranks 1 and 2, followed by Alison Young GBR as 2nd, and with the same number of points Annalise Murphy IRL and Gintare Scheidt-Volungeviciute LTU on 3rd.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015   (Image © Jesus Renedo)
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The Swiss had a rather difficult day in the very special weather conditions of day one at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia, with one important exception: Matias Buhler/Nathalie Brugger SUI had an impressive comeback finishing on rank 1 of the Nacra-17 in their first race after the recovery of Nathalie. After 2 races, they are on rank 8 overall. The development team David Biedermann/Max Haenssler SUI finished 23rd of their group and are the best 470 men Swiss on rank 45 overall, even ahead of the experienced Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser SUI, who flopped in the only race of the day. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI had a remarkable first 470 women race finishing as 12th, but in the second race they stalled at the last mark in the dying wind and did not finish the race in time, together with the majority of teams. As 37th overall, they have to deliver good results today to qualify for the Goldfleet, i.e. at least rank 31. On rank 36 among 70 participants, Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI had a remarkable first day in the 49ers, as did Guillaume Girod SUI on rank 20 of his group in the only Laser Standard race of the day. The 58th place overall brings him near the Goldfleet (top 53) before the last Qualification races. The two Swiss development team Lasers are 141st (Nils Theuninck SUI) and disqualified as premature starter (Cyrill Knecht SUI). Not yet up to speed in fresh winds is Maud Jayet SUI in the Lasers Radial. As 61st, she is in the middle of the ranking list. Only two of the three RS:X windsurfer groups could finish a race. Elia Colombo SUI finishe on the good 8th place in his group, while Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI did not yet compete.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015   
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The leading quartet rounded Cape Horn yesterday evening in a fresh breeze with 'Alvimdeica' of Charlie Enright USA as first, 0,4 miles ahead of 'Abu Dhabi' (Ian Walker GBR), 17 miles of 'Mapfre' (Iker Martinez ESP) and 20 miles of 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED). After her dismasting, 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) is on the way to Ushuaia in Argentina's South. The mast broke just above the third speader after a hard hit. Here the video. The all-female 'SCA' team sailing without jib has no chance to keep the pace of the other boats and is now already 560 miles back.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015   (Image © Gilles Martin-Raget)
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During the past night, Guillermo Altadill ESP/José Muñoz CHI crossed the finish line in Barcelona as 2nd after 89 days underway around the World, interrupted only byj a short repair stop in New Zealand. For Altadill, it was the 7th circumnavigation, for Muñoz, the 2nd. Anna Corbella/Gerard Marin ESP on 3rd are now only 253 milles before the finish, i.e. somewhat more as a day.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015   
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The 5o5 World Championship in Port Elizabeth continued yesterday with two races sailed in a 20 kn plus breeze. Finishish 5th and 3rd, Mike Holt/Carl Smit USA confirmed their first position, while the best of the day, Ian Pinnell GBR/Jens Tellen GER advanced on rank 2 ahead of Quirk/Payne AUS and Higgins/Marsh AUS as 3rd at equal points.
The ranking list, the video of the day and the event website.
 
News – Monday, March 30, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015   
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240 miles from Cape Horn in a 30 kn breeze, the overall leader 'Donfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) dismasted early this morning. This means game over for the leg to Brazil, and the Chinese team is now heading for Ushuaia on the most southern point of Argentina under jury rig, hoping to be ready for the start to the 7th leg at Itajai BRA.
The news.
Monday, March 30, 2015   
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Although the Trofeo Princesa Sofia is no longer part of the ISAF Worldcup, the record number of 800 athletes from 64 nations will be competing. The wind forecast for today announces a fresh westerly breeze, but for the rest of the week, the conditions will be sunny with rather light winds.
The US Sailing Team website, the official preview and the entry lists.
Monday, March 30, 2015   
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The closely packed five-boats leader group is still sailing in a fresh breeze, approaching Cape Horn to be rounded this evening. 'Alvimedica' (Charlie Enright USA) lead this monring 8 miles ahead of 'Mapfre' (Iker Martinez ESP) and 'Abu Dhabi' (Ian Walker GBR), sailing side by side. 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) followed one mile behind. 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) was 24 miles back. Dramatically lost has the all-female 'SCA' team doubling the backlog during the past 24 hours on now 475 miles. They broke their FR0 jib 3 days ago, deemed unrepairable at this stage. Sailing under the J1, a lot less powerful combination, means 3 to 4 kn less boat speed compared to the rest of the fleet. The report.
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Monday, March 30, 2015   
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The South wind persitsted on the last day of the Lake Lugano Laser Europacup 2015 and two more races were completed on Sunday in a moderate 8 kn breeze.
In the Lasers 4.7, Guillaume Rol SUI was defeated overall by Daniil Krutskikh RUS because of a failed last race. Peter Borovkov RUS finished 3rd. Kate Bereza RUS on rank 4 was the best girl among the 31 participants. A leader change happened also in the Lasers Radial, where Alexis Mégévand SUI climbed on rank 1 thanks to the day ranks 2 and 3, but Julia Kühn GER remained only one point behind. Nicolas Bouchet MON defended the 3rd place also just one point in front of Damian Suri SUI 4th. Swiss victory also in the Lasers Standard with Robert Ronnback SUI, with Marco Guzzetti ITA and Guillaume Boisard FRA completing the podium.
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Monday, March 30, 2015   
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Lighter winds as on the opening day of the 5o5 World Championship prevailed yesterday in Port Elizabeth RSA, and another race was completed. Michael Quirk/Luke Payne AUS were the winners reducing the gap on the leading Mike Holt/Carl Smit USA to one point. Higgins/Marsh AUS are 3rd overall, the best Europeans are Pindell GBR/Tellen GER as 4th.
The results, the daily report and the video of the day.
Monday, March 30, 2015   (Image © Gilles Martin-Raget)
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Guillermo Altadill ESP/José Munoz CHI with their 'Neutrogena' will arrive in Barcelona today, 6 days after the winners Bernard Stamm SUI/Jean Le Cam FRA. 250 miles farther back are now Anna Corbella/Gerard Marin ESP also saiing on the Mediterranean, with the ETA Wednesday.
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Monday, March 30, 2015   (Image © MartinezStudios)
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The 20 kn breeze and the big swell persisted yesterday off Malta and the first Act of the RC44 Championship Tour 2015 was concluded with another three races. The leading 'Katusha' did not race, having retired due to a discrepancy with their crew classification. Nico Poons and his 'Charisma' team (tactician Ray Davies NZL) put in another consistent day to win the RC44 Valletta Cup comfortably, Poon's first victory since joining the Tour in 2014.
The report and the ranking list.
Monday, March 30, 2015   
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'Bunker Queen' Team sailing under UAE flag, steered by Markus Wieser GER, won the last two races at the San Remo Dragon Cup moving on top of the rankings ahead of Anatoly Loginov RUS 2nd and Hendrik Witzmann GER 3rd.
The results and a short report by the winning FRITZ-Sail.
Monday, March 30, 2015   
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18 teams from 10 nations participated in the first Round of the Melger 24 European Sailing Series at Portoroz SLO over the past weekend. Clear winner was Ricardo Simoneschi ITA winning four of the eight races. The teams of Peder Jahre NOR and Franz Urlesberger AUT completed the podium. Non of the strong Swiss and German teams participated.
The results and the report.
 
News – Sunday, March 29, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015   
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Best conditions with a 10-12 kn South wind prevailed yesterday and the Europacup 2015 season was opened with the full program, i.e. three races by class. The boats on top are within small point ranges. Guillaume Rol SUI leads in the Lasers 4.7 one point ahead of the local Giona Renggli SUI. Edoardo Libri ITA follows closely behind on rank 3 among the 31 participants from 4 nations. The Lasers Radial are the largest fleet with 37 boats. Julia Kühn GER and Paolo Mavricic CRO share the first place at equal points. Alexis Mégévand SUI as 3rd follows 3 points behind. In the Lasers Standard, the leader is Marco Guzzetti ITA in front of Guillaume Boisard FRA and Robert Ronnback SUI. 30 sailors from 6 nations participate.
All results and the event website.
Sunday, March 29, 2015   
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The fleet is chasing in westerly winds around 20 kn direction Cape Horn, that they will pass by tomorrow Monday already. The ranks 1-5 are still separated by 13 miles only, and 'Mapfre' and 'Alvimedica' crossed within two boat lengths on the faraway South Pacific. The video ! The all-female 'SCA' team seems to still have problems, as in similar wind speeds, they are 5 miles slower, and the backlog has increase to 222 miles. 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) was in the lead this morning 0,4 miles ahead of 'Alvimedica' (Charlie Enright USA).
The race viewer and the event website with the reports and more videos.
Sunday, March 29, 2015   (Image © Michael Petrikov)
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No wind on the last day of the inaugural event of the Kite-Foil Gold Cup. After 10 races, the first three pilots were separated by one point only. Nicolas Parlier MON is first at equal points with Maxime Nocher FRA, while Johnny Heineken USA remains on 3rd one point back. 44 kiters from 17 nations participated.
Many new developments of the young kite-foil technology could be noticed at the first event of the Northern Hemisphere season. The Foil-Kiters reach now twice the wind speed in an 8 kn breeze already !
The results and the event facebook page.
Sunday, March 29, 2015   
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Guillermo Altadill ESP/José Munoz CHI had 200 miles left to the finish in Barcelona this morning. Due to the still very light wind, they will not arrive before tomorrow Monday.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Sunday, March 29, 2015   (Image © Christophe Favreau)
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The 5o5 World Championship 2015 began yesterday in Port Elizabeth RSA with two races sailed in a fresh breeze, both won by the defending World Champions Mike Holt/Carl Smit USA. Michael Quirk/Luke Payne AUS are on the 2nd place with a 5 points' backlog.
The report with video interviews.
Sunday, March 29, 2015   
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The 200 miles Solo Bénéteau Figaro Regatta ended yesterday evening off Granville FRA with a close finish. Separated by a few boat lengths, the winner was Yann Eliès FRA in front of Charlie Dalin FRA, Thierry Chabagny FRA followed 14 minutes later on rank 3. Isabelle Joschke GER on position 8 remained the first woman.
The results and the event website.
Sunday, March 29, 2015   (Image © MartinezStudios)
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Only during the afternoon, the wind off La Valetta MLT was dropping below the RC44 limit of 25 kn, allowing to complete at least one race full of action. 'Charisma' of Nico Poons NED with Morgan Reeser USA as tactician was the winner, reducing the gap on the leading 'Katusha' (Alexeev RUS/Horton USA) on 5 points. The crucial races will be sailed today, final day of the event.
The results and the daily report.
Sunday, March 29, 2015   
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Three races were sailed yesterday at the Dragon Cup in San Remo ITA, and Anatoly Loginov RUS remains on top ahead of Markus Wieser UAE 2nd and new on rank 3 Hendrik Witzmann UAE with their teams.
The results and the event website.
 
 
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