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News – Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Mark Jardine)
Sun and no wind at the English South Coast these days. The 138 Moth sailors waited in vain for wind, and the Qualification Series for the Gold and Silver rounds has not yet been completed.
After three 3 races, Robert Greenalgh GBR and Chris Rashley GBR are leading with two race wins each, ahead of Josh McKnight AUS and Scott Babbage AUS jointly on rank 3.
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Segelbilder.de)
As on the first day, a thick fog disturbed the program of the Laser Radial Men World Championship in Poland, but finally in the afternoon, three races could be completed in a 12-15 kn breeze. Leader after four races is Jonasz Stelmaszyk POL with four race wins. Marcin Rudawski POL follows on rank 2, Martis Pajarskas LTU is 3rd. 76 participants from 23 nations and 5 continents are racing.
The ranking list and the report of the day and the event website.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   
The Yngling World Championship 2014 in Travemünde GER began yesterday with two races. As in the Preworlds, the Dutch teams dominate with four boats in the first four ranks. Jamin Maarten NED won both heats and leads overall ahead of Gietma Lieuwe NED and Jan Haven-Hidde NED. 38 teams from 9 nations. The results and the report.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
As mostly after the passage of Cape Finisterre ESP, the racing teams are looking for different strategical/tactial options and the 38 boats' fleet is spreading widely, some looking for their luck on a Northern course, others following the coast in a Southern direction.
The two leading round-bow Protos of Giancarlo Pedote ITA and Davy Beaudart FRA have extended their advantage. In the Series Minis, Antonio Fontes ESP is now first sailing on a Southern course.
The race viewer, the reports and the event website.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Patrik Pollack)
After the first day with only one light-wind race, all fleets completed three heats off Brest yesterday in a 7-15 kn breeze. Unfortunately, the ranking lists have not yet been updated this morning. Read the short report for first information.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
The windy conditions stayed on at the Kiteboarding Grand Slam on Fuerteventura ESP. Yesterday, the course racers sailed five Slalom runs with varying results, but in general, the leaders of the first day maintained their positions.
Julien Kerneur FRA clearly leads in the men's category ahead of Oswald Smith RSA and Paul Serin FRA. Bibiana Magaji SVK is first in the women's category with a small margin on the day's best Annelous Lammerts NED. The daily report with results.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The 9 teams sailed three short races in the Bay of Hyères yesterday in a 12-15 kn wind. With the transfer race from Gruissan to Hyères neutralised, everything seemed to bend in favor of 'Courrier Dunkerque', but winning all three races yesterday, Franck Cammas FRA and his 'Groupama'-Team substantially reduced the backlog on rank 1. Provided 'Groupama' repeats this success in the two short races and the coastal race in the Bay of Hyères today, the close duel for the overall victory will hold on. The fight for rank 3 is equally exciting, as 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Troussel FRA is only one point ahead of 'Oman Sail' with Sydney Gavignet FRA. The ranking list, the daily report and the videos.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   
No wind, no racing yesterday at the 6 mIJ European Championship at Falmouth with only an unsuccessful start attempt in the afternoon. No changes therefore in the rankings after the two races of the opening day. The weather forecast for the coming days is not very promising and it remains to be seen if and when racing can be resumed. The ranking lists and the daily report.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
Windy conditions prevailed on the fourth day of the Travemünde Week, and the Finns - Piotr Kula POL leads with five bullets in five races - were even forced to stay ashore because of the big breakers. The Laser Radial Youth sailors started with their Championship. Nik Willim GER won all three races. Hannah Anderssohn GER on rank 6 is the best woman among the 88 participants from Germany, Ireland and Japan ! Jasper Paulsen GER continued his row of victories at the German Youth Laser 4.7 Championship. The Dyas sailed three races at their German Championship and Michael Schmoh/Ralph Ostertag GER are on the first place. Peter Brandt/Regula Bärlocher SUI follow on rank 11 among the 28 boats.
All other result of the day in the Live-Center. Read also the daily report for additional details.
News – Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt)
Summery weather with very light winds prevailed at the Moth Worlds in Hayling Island GBR. Nevertheless, the group 'Yellow' completed two, the group 'Blue' one race so that the Qualification Series to split the fleet in a Gold and Silver Round could be completed after 5 races. On top at equal points are Robert Greenhalgh GBR and Chris Rashley GBR. Nathan Outteridge AUS, with his first race win yesterday, follows on rank 3. Another race winner was Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI, who advanced on rank 12 overall as best non-GBR/AUS. Among the Gold qualifiers is also Sébastien Col FRA (34).
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
Sun and moderate winds have prevailed over the Biscay Bay since the start of the Mini 650 Sables - Açores race on Sunday, allowing to head directly for the Cape Finisterre at the North-West point of Spain.
In the Protos, the two round-bow designs have already taken the lead with a 15 miles' advance this morning CET. Davy Beaudart FRA is first one mile in front of Giancarlo Pedote ITA. In the Series-Minis, Damien Cloarec FRA is one mile ahead of Tanguy le Turquais FRA, closely followed by the rest of the fleet. Today, the fleet will round Cape Finisterre, and from there, the race will be considerable more tactical and difficult.
The race-viewer, the daily report and the video of the start.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The stormy Tramontana with up to 40 kn prompted the Race Management to neutralize the conveyance race from Gruissan to Hyères, cruising in safety mode during the transfer. Nevertheless, the 9 yachts progressed at an average speed exceeding 12 kn ! Today, three short races will be sailed in the Bay of Hyères. 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA still leads ahead of 'Groupama 34' with Franck Cammas FRA and 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel ' with Nicolas Troussel FRA.
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   
Perfect conditions with sun and an Easterly breeze around 15 kn prevailed in the Bay of Travemünde for the second Act of the 2014 National Sailing League Regatta.
Again, the defending champions from the Norddeutschen Regatta Verein with Johannes Polgar GER dominated ahead of the Flensburger SC (Sven Koch) and the Deutschen Touring Yacht-Club (Max Weiss).
The report, the ranking list and the videos.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Ch. Beek)
The fresh breeze exceeding 30 kn prevented most classes from sailing at Travemünde. Only the Kielzugvogels and Dyas completed their first races on a course near the shore. Consult the Live-Center for all ranking lists, as well as the daily report.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   
Yesterday was the first day of the Techno 293 U17- and U15 World Championship in Brest FRA with 400 participants from 21 nations. The light wind allowed to sail only one race.
Fabien Pianazza FRA was the U15 winner ahead of Guy Sitin ISR and Yun Pouliguen FRA. First in the U15-Girls was Giorgia Speciale ITA ahead of Natalia Arapoglou GRÉ and Shira Benbenisti ISR.
Clément Guéret FRA is on top of the U17 Boys followed by Daigo Komatsu JPN and Oel Pouliguen FRA. Three French Girls are ahead in the U17 with Jeanne Penformis FRA, Lucie Belbeoch FRA and Juliette Cristini FRA.
All ranking lists, the short report and the videos.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   
Yesterday, on a lovely summer day, was the first day of the 6 m IJ European Championship in Falmouth GBR after the tune-up races ending on Saturday (see sailing-new of Sunday). Two races were completed after a start postponement.
First in the Classics is the English 'Titia' after disqualification of the USA 'Lucie' in the first raced. In the 'Modernes', the defending champion 'Valhalla' GBR has taken the lead ahead of 'Blade Runner' CAN.
All ranking lists and the daily report.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   
Today begins the ISAF Match Racing Youth World Championship in Helsinki FIN, open for matchracers under age 23. Favorite is the ISAF World Ranking nbr 12 Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN, age 20, with Chris Steele NZL as main challenger. The preview.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
Perfect conditions for the Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam again on day 3. Yesterday, the Freestyle competition was on the program. Karolina Winkowska POL was first in the women's category, Liam Whaley GBR first in the men's. The total 6 hours' event can be reviewed on video ! Today, Slalom eliminations are scheduled, with Julien Kerneur FRA as Men's interims' leader and Bibiana Magaji SVK as Women's interims' leader after four runs.
The report with results and the event website.
News – Monday, July 21, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt)
The variable light winds stayed on during the second day of the Moth Worlds. Group 'yellow' completed the cancelled second race of Saturday and added two more races. Group 'blue' had enough wind for just one race, and the consolidated rankings contain only three races, with a discard of the worst race already considered.
Robert Greenalgh GBR and Chris Rashley GBR lead with two race wins each, Also tied are Josh McKnight AUS and Scott Babbage AUS on rank 3. Nathan Outteridge AUS, discarding the race 1 'did-not-compete', is now on the 5th place. The best non English or Australian is Chris Rast SUI on the 12th place. The results, the daily report and the video of the day.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The Tramontana breeze challenged the 9 teams with up to 30 kn during the short races off Gruissan FRA. After a first race win, 'Groupama' with Franck Cammas was defeated twice by Daniel Souben FRA on his 'Courrier Dunkerque'. The advantage of Souban in the overall rankings has now increased to 19 points. A duel takes also place for rank 3. 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Trousse FRA replaced 'Team Omansail' with Sidney Gavignet FRA on rank 3. The results, the report and the video of the day.
Monday, July 21, 2014   
The Esse 850 World Cup 2014 was sailed on Lake Garda over the past weekend in 9 races with Alain Marchand SUI and his team as solid winner, finishing all heats in the top-five. Eric Monnin SUI remained 2nd but brought suspense with two race wins on the last day. Rank 3 goes to Daniel Schroff SUI thanks to a race win ahead of Arnaud Gavairon SUI 4th at equal points. 27 teams from 4 nations participated. The final rankings.
Monday, July 21, 2014   
Overcast sky and rain on the last day of the District Championship 2014 stopped the thermal breeze and allowed to complete only one race. Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Patrick Ducommun MY defended their lead ahead of Christoph Burger/Renato Marazzi TYC and Flavio + Anouk Marazzi TYC. Ulrich Vater/Frithjof Kleen GER on the 4th place missed the podium by one point. 34 teams from 5 nations participated. The results.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
Two races were sailed on the last day of the Yngling Preworlds yesterday, the last tune-up before the World Championship beginning on Tuesday. Jamin Maarten NED and his team won again both races and will be the team to beat at the forthcoming Worlds. Zafiryadis Frederik DEN and Thomas Beck SUI completed the Preworlds podium. The results.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
Sun and an up to 20 kn breeze prevailed on the first two days of the Travemünde Week.
Active so far were the Finns (Piotr Kula POL winner of all 5 races), the F-18-catamarans (Robert Schütz/ ? GER were the dominators up-to-now), the O-Yoles, the Trias (first is Holger Köhne GER) and the 18-Footers. Yesterday, the Contenders and the Lasers 4.7 have started with their German National Championships. Leader in the Contenders is Hannes Seidel GER ahead of Luca Bonezzi ITA. On top of the Lasers 4.7 are Jasper Paulsen GER and Nico Steenbuck GER at equal points. The best Girl Jara Seide GER is 5th.
Alle ranking lists and the daily report.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)
For once not enough wind on Lake Garda and no racing, so that the results of Saturday become final with Roberto Tomasini SUI, tactician Vasco Vascotto ITA, as winners of the European Championship. Richard Goransson SWE/Morgan Larson USA and Valentin Zavadnikov RUS/Michele Ivaldi ITA are on the positions 2 and 3, at equal points. The report.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
Perfect Pozo conditions prevailed yesterday and the Wave Worldcup ended successfully with an intensive 9 hours' competion.
Victor Fernandez ESP defeated Ricardo Campello VEN in the Men's Final. The Moreno twin met in the Women's Final on their home waters with Daida Moreno ESP taking revenge on her sister Iballa for last year's defeat. All other details on the PWA website.
News – Sunday, July 20, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
A thick for did not allow to race yesterday on the Bay of Dublin waters, and the rankings did not change on the last day. This meant for the first time an international title for Romania with Ebru Bolat ROM as clear winner in the Optimist Girls with a 28 points lead ! Two years ago, she finished on rank 99 among the 105 participants, but the intensive training in Slovenia and the growing experience age-wise brought her on top. Iset Seguira ESP won Silver and only 4 points farther back is Martina Müller SUI on 3rd.
The Optimist Boys' title goes to Enzo Balanger FRA from Guadeloupe, 10 points ahead of Kasper Nordenram SWE. Daniel Ian Toh SIN takes the Bronze medal. The fourth-ranked Lennart Kuss GER is only 4 points behind the podium.
The final report with all results.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Tony Gruitt)
Thundery weather delayed the start of the Moth World Championship 2014 and the races following were challenging with unconstant 6 to 15 kn winds. The 135 boats' fleet has been split in a 'Blue' and 'Yellow' fleet, the latter with two races yesterday, the other with one heat.
Jointly on top are the race winners Chris Rashley GBR and Rob Gough AUS. Rashley finished the second race of the 'Yellow' group on the second place, confirming his aspirations for the title right from the start. Scott Babbage AUS and Giovanni Galeotti BEL with a 2nd place each follow as 3rd overall. The co-favorite Nathan Outteridge AUS began the Championship with bad luck, as he was forced to leave out the first race with an average just before the start. The rankings (one race counting), the daily report and the video of the day.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Andrea Pisapia)
The Laser Standard and Radial U21 European Championship 2014 on Lake Garda ended yesterday with two races.
The dominating Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR added another race win in the Lasers Standard and celebrated his European Champion's title with a 24 points' lead on Jack Wetherell GBR. Kaarle Tapper FIN jumped finally on rank 3. Henry Wetherell GBR on rank 6 is the U19 winner.
Pinar Kaynar TUR did not need to sail on the last day of the Radial Championship, but her advantage on the second-ranked Line-Flem Höst NOR is nevertheless 29 points ! Daphne Van der Vaart NED won the Bronze medal at equal points with the 4th Niki Blässar FIN.
The event website.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
Light winds prevailed during most of the first TdF conveyance race on the Mediterranean Sea from Roses ESP to Gruissan FRA. Only at the end of the leg, the wind exceeded 10 kn.
'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA succeeded to distance the rest of the fleet and win the race ahead of 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Troussel FRA 2nd and 'Groupama' with Frank Cammas 3rd, loosing again some important points on the overall leader 'Courrier Dunkerque'. The overall ranking, the daily report and the video of the day.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
The Ynglings sail at present the 'Preworlds' in Travemünde as tune-up race for the World Championship. Jamin Maarten NED and his team started with two race wins not hiding their ambitions for the World Championship victory. Frederik Zafidyadis DEN and Thomas Beck SUI with their teams are on the ranks 2 and 3 at equal points. The ranking list.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
The World Championship of the former Olympia Class Flying Dutchman ended yesterday with a last race sailed in a 15-20 kn breeze. Szabolcs Majtheniy/Andras Domokos HUN added another race win and made everything clear for another World Champions title ahead of Enno Kramer/Ard Geelkerken NED 2nd and Nicola + Francesco Vespasiani ITA on 3rd, replacing Kay-Uwe Lüdke/ Kai Schäfers GER at equal points from rank 3 with a 2nd rank in the final race.
The final report and the ranking list.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
Variable light winds allowed to sail only one race at the Starboat District Championship on Lake Thoune yesterday, won by Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Patrick Ducommun MY, and taking the overall lead 2 points ahead of Flavio and Anouk Marazzi TYC. Vater/Kleen GER on rank 3 are already 9 points behind. 34 teams from 5 nations compete. The ranking list.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
The Wind & Wave Festival at Pozo/Gran Canaria has been running for some days with Youth competitions and qualification runs for the PWA World Tour Wave Event. Yesterday, the first Wave Eliminations began, and in the Women's category, no others as the Moreno twins are once more in today's Final on their home waters. All other details on the PWA website.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
Today by noon, the start will be given to the 5th edition of the Mini 6.50 Sables d'Olonne - the Acores Race. The favorites in the Proto Types are clearly the two round-bow boats 'Cultisol' of Davy Beaudart' ant 'Prysmian' of Giancarlo Pedote ITA. The entry lists, the news and the event website.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)
Roberto Tomasini SUI (tactician Vasco Vascotto ITA) has a 5 points' lead before the last Melges 32 European Championship race on Lake Garda today, as with the day ranks 1/5/2, he further extended the points' gap on the second-ranked Richard Goransson SWE/Morgan Larson USA and Valentin Zavadnikov RUS/Michele Ivaldi ITA jointly on rank 2.
The final race today will be covered live on the Internet beginning at 11 hrs CET. The ranking list, the report and the must-see video of the day taken from a drone.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
Two more races were sailed at the 6 mIJ European Championship at Falmouth GBR. 'Llanoria' of Peter Hoffmann GER won again both heats and leads overall 6 points ahead of 'Gallant'. 'Flapper' follows on 3rd. In the Modernes, 'Valhalla' of Paul Smith GBR is clearly ahead with two race wins yesterday. 'Scoundrel I' and 'Battlecry' follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
The rankings and the daily report.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
Sun and a good thermal breeze prevailed on the first day of the 125th Travemünde Week yesterday. The Finns sailed three races, all won by Piotr Kula POL.
Harry Voss GER leads in the O-yoles, Flemming Clausen DEN won the only race of three competing 18-Footers, Robert Schütz GER/ ? is first in the F-18-catamaras and Matthias Strang GER and Holger Köhne GERshare the lead in the Trias.
All results and the daily report.
News – Saturday, July 19, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2014 ended yesterday with the last races sailed in a 10-13 kn breeze. One, 2 (29ers) or 3 races (RS:X windsurfers) were on the program.
A new leader and a triple Asian victory in the 420 Boys with Yia Jia Loh/Jonathan Yeo SIN as World Champions ahead of Mohammad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz MAS and Ibuki Koizumi/ Kotaro Matsuo JPN ! 4th at equal points with the Japanese followed Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA. In the 420 Girls, Silvia Mas-Depares/Marta Davila ESP were the premature winners before the last race and stayed ashore. Silver went to Yahel Wallach/Stav Brokman ISR, and thanks to the win of the last race, Ewa Romaniuk/Katarzyna Goralska POL earned the Bronze medal.
No change on the 29er podium with Brice Yirieix/Loïc Fischer FRA taking Gold ahead of Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA and Markus Somerville/Isaac Mchardie NZL.
French victory also in the SL-16-catamarans with Louis Flament/ Charles Dorange FRA. Jordi and Ruben Booth ESP took Silver and Kim Vidal/Antonio Lopes BRA Bronze.
Winner in the RS:X men windsurfers was Yael Paz ISR just one point ahead of Mattia Camboni ITA. Radoslaw Furmanski POL won the duel for rank 3. In the RS:X women, Stefaniya Elfutina RUS made everything clear with a victory in the last race, taking the Worlds title 2 points ahead of Shi Hongmai CHN. Bronze went to Marta Maggetti ITA.
Winner of the Nations Rankings is Spain ahead of France and Israel. All rankings, the final report and the videos of the final day.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2014 at Tavira POR ended yesterday with last race.
Martina Reino ESP defended her lead in the Laser Radial Girls clearly with a race win and earned Gold ahead of Haddon Hughes USA 2nd at equal points with Monika Mikkola FIN on rank 3.
Spanish is the winner in the Radial Boys as well with Joel Rodriuez ESP 4 points ahead of Seafra Guilfoyle IRL. Bronze goes to Ryan Lo SIN.
All ranking lists, the report of the day and the videos of the day.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Andrea Pisapia)
The three races of yesterday brought a predecision in the U21-Boys. Finishing 1/3/2, Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR extended his lead on top of the rankings on 13 points before the last races today. Elliot Hansen GBR and Jack Wetherell GBR remain on the ranks 2 and 3, but Kaarle Tapper FIN is now only one point behind the podium.
Pinar Kaynar TUR won both races in the Radial-U21-Girls, exending her lead on 40 (!) points with the European Champion's title practically in her pocket. Daphne van der Vaart NED and Oren Jacob ISR follow at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. With a 4 points' backlog on rank 3, Line Flem-Höst NOR keeps her chance for a Medal in the last races today Saturday. Read the daily report.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The second half of the Tour de France on the Mediterranean Sea began yesterday at Roses ESP with two short races in a breeze exceeding 20 kn. Franck Cammas FRA now steering 'Groupama' won both heats and reduced the backlog on the leading 'Courrier Dunkerque' (Daniel Souben FRA) to 14 points. Today at 10 a.m. CET, the start to the first conveyance race to Gruissan FRA will be given. The ranking list, the daily report and the video.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   
Rain and fog prevailed in the Bay of Dublin after three sunny days, but at leat again a good breeze for another two races.
Despite of his worst race so far (rank 19), Enzo Balanger FRA kept his overall lead in the Boys' Goldfleet with a 10 points' advantage on his closest opponent Kasper Nordenram SWE before the last races today. New on rank 3 is Daniel Toh SIN after a race win. Among the best of the day was also Lennart Kuss GER on rank 4 overall, who is only 4 points from a Medal this morning.
Ebru Bolat ROU remains on her way to the title in the Girls' Goldfleet extending the lead on 26 points. Iset Segura ESP stays on rank 2, but her advantage on the 3rd-ranked Martina Mueller SUI is only 4 points. But the race for Silver and Bronze remains tight as the ranks 2 to 6 are separated by 9 points only. The suspense remains on during the final races today ! All rankings and the daily report.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   
The 'Rostige Kanne' on Lake Thoune, at the same time District Championship (and qualifier for the 2015 World Championship) this year, began yesterday with two races. Finishing 3rd and 4th, Flavio and Anouk Marazzi SUI/TYC are on top, one point ahead of Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Patrick Ducommun SUI/MY and Ulrich Vater GER with Frithjof Kleen GER (just crowned World Champion crew) at equal points. 34 teams from 5 nations participate. The ranking list.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   
The Hamilton Island Yacht Club, Challenger of Record, has decided not to proceed with its Challenge for the 35th America's Cup. The intention of the Australians to make the Cup affordable and put the emphasis back on sailing skills was apparently not realistic, and the estimate of the costs of competing were well beyond the initial expectation. The details in Sail-World.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   
No races at the FD World Championship 2014 yesterday as a stromy wind exceeding 30 kn rushed over the Scottish Largs. Overall leader after 6 races are the defending champions Majthenyi/Domokos HUN ahead of Kramer/Geelkerken NED and Lütke/Schäfers GER. The ranking list and the event website.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)
The Melges 32 European Championship on Lake Garda continued yesterday with three races sailed in perfect sailing conditions. Finishing 2/2/1, Roberto Tomasini starting under Swiss flag, tactician Vasco Vascotto ITA, is the new leader. Valentin Zavadnikov RUS/Michele Ivaldi ITA follow 2 points behind, Richard Goransson SWE/Morgan Larson USA are on rank 3. The ranking list and the daily report.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   
The 6m IJ European Championship 2014 at Falmouth GBR began yesterday with three races split as usual in the categories 'Classics' and 'Moderns'. Clearlly leading in the Classics is the USA 'Llanoria', Olympic Champion 1948, with Peter Hoffmann steering, with the day ranks 1/2/1. In the Moderns, the English 'Valhalla' with Paul Smith GBR is on top. Hugo Stenbeck SUI and Beat Furrer SUI follow on the ranks 5 and 6. All ranking lists and the event website.