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News – Thursday, July 30, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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The seabreeze was lighter and variable at the 470 Junior Worlds in Thessaloniki GRE. Both fleets completed two races, and today, the Final Series continue with another three heats before the Medal Races tomorrow.
The situation in the women's fleet is quite clear, as Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA are now already 24 points ahead, and also the local Maria Bozi/
Rafailina Klonaridou GRE are on a solid 2nd place 16 points in front of the 3rd-ranked Roberta Caputo/Alice Sinno ITA. Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan FRA won another race in the men's fleet yesterday and have now a 14 points advance on Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER, who are closely followed by David Charles Vila/Alex Charles Vila ESP on 3rd.
The ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day available during this morning on the event website.
Thursday, July 30, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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Two races were sailed at the 470 Junior Worlds in Thessaloniki in a barely 8 kn seabreaze yesterday.
Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI advanced on rank 18 in the Goldfleet thanks to a 2nd race rank. Up to three races are on the program again today before the Medal Race of tomorrow. The 34 points backlog of the Swiss on rank 10, the cut for the final race, can hardly be compensated today. David Biedermann/Max Haenssler SUI had a good day in the 'Swiss' conditions as well with the ranks 3 and 10 in the Silverfleet bringing them on rank 49 overall.
The results, the daily news and the video of the day available during the morning on the event website.
Thursday, July 30, 2015   (Image © Fred Hoffmann)
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Part 1 of the Rio International Sailing Week continued yesterday with two races for the Lasers, Lasers Radial and Finns as well as 3 races for the Nacra 17.
Josh Junior NZL defended his lead in the Finns, but the best of the day Jorge Zarif BRA, ranks 1 and 2, reduced the backlog on the first place to 4 points. Pieter-Jan Postma NED descended on rank 3. In the Lasers Radial, the dominators of the season have been taking control, except Marit Bouwmeester NED, who has in addition to the positions 1/2/2 also three last ranks on her account. Evi Van Acker BEL is on rank 1 followed by Erika Reineke USA and Alison Young GBR. Leader change in the Lasers Standard as well where Tom Burton AUS replaced Sam Meech NZL on top with two race wins. In the Nacra 17, Thomas Zajac/Tanja Frank AUT reclaimed the lead and are now 7 points ahead of Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS.
Today is the last day of part 1 of the Rio Week. As from tomorrow, the two RS:X windsurfing fleets will start their program.
All ranking lists and the daily news in Portuguese.
Thursday, July 30, 2015   (Image © Fred Hoffmann)
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The Nacra 17 sailed again three races yesterday. In moderate winds and varying currents, Matias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI finished their races on mid-fleet positions and remained on rank 7 in the overall Nacra 17 rankings. Three more races are on the program today.
All ranking lists and the daily news (in Portuguese).
Thursday, July 30, 2015   (Image © Michel Gay)
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Since the start yesterday morning, the 47 Minis have covered a good distances at a 10 kn speed average, push by a well-established rear wind, and the first Protos are already approaching the finish line. 37 miles ahead of the arrival, Frédéric Denis FRA leads 3 miles in front of Axel Trehin FRA. The Series Minis have about 60 miles to sail to the finish. Jan Lipinski POL leads 4 miles ahead of Julien Pulve FRA.
The race viewer and the event website.
Thursday, July 30, 2015   (Image © Christian Chardon)
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The EUROSAF Youth European Championship began yesterday in Brest FRA with three races by class sailed in a 12 kn breeze.
In the 29ers (14 teams/7 nations), Dan Venables/Patrick Keech GBR have taken the lead ahead of the new European Champions Gwendal Nael/Pierre Tydgat FRA. Leading in the 29er girls (10 teams/6 nations) are Michalina Manikowska/Emilia Zygartowska POL. Theo Carayon/Erwan Lucas FRA won all three races and are clear leaders in the 420er Boys (16 teams/6 nations). Jenny Cropieu/Emma Baker GBR are first in the 420 Girls. Mads Hassum NOR is the best Laser Radial Boy, and in the Radial Girls, Maria Erdi HUN is on top. Flamant/Dorange FRA have taken the lead in the SL-16-catamarans and also in the RS:X windsurfer Boys, the host nation surfers are on top with Titouan Le Bosq FRA. In the RS:X windsurfer Girls, Mariam Sekhposyam RUS is on rank 1.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
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The Qualifier Series for the Gold-, Silver- and Bronze fleets ended yesterday. The wind was less as in the days before but stilll 3-4 bft. Daniela Bartelheimer GER defended her lead 9 points ahead of Cecimo Zahn GER and Rok Verderber SLO. Tristan Thomas FRA, best of the day, advanced on rank 4. Marie Van der Klink SUI is 49th as best Swiss and qualified for the Goldfleet.
The results and the daily report.
Thursday, July 30, 2015   
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Andre Budzien GER has taken the lead at the OK Dinghy World Championships in Puck after two more races were sailed in an extremely shifty offshore breeze. Jørgen Svendsen DEN moves up to second while Charlie Cumbley GBR stays in third. Race wins went to Pawel Pawlaczyk POL and Budzien. Read the full report and see the complete results.
Thursday, July 30, 2015   
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Loïc Forestier/Bruno Engel extended their lead during the past 24 hours considerably. As first and only ones so far, they rounded the buoy off Le Bouveret this morning. Their advantage is about half the Lake long ! Burkhalter/Bessire and Kislig/Kislig are the first persuer.
The race viewer and the event website.
Thursday, July 30, 2015   (Image © MartinezStudios)
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The Marstrand Cup, Swedish Act of the RC44 Championship Tour, continued yesterday with three fleetraces sailed in a 10-12 kn breeze. 'Nika' of Vladimir Prosikhin RUS with Bill Hardesty USA tactics took the lead. The report.
 
News – Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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A moderate seabreeze around 12 kn prevailed on the third day of the 470 Junior Worlds, and the Goldfleet sailed two races, both won by the defending champions Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan FRA, extending their overall lead. New on rank 2 are now Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER, closely followed by David Charles/Alex Charles ESP on 3rd. The women sailed three heats with the former 420 ISAF Youth World Champion Benedetta Di Salle ITA and Alessandra Dubbini ITA as crew finishing 2/2/1 and taking the overall lead with a 19 points' advance on Jessica Lavery/Megan Brickwood GBR on rank 2. New are Maria Bozi/Rafailina Klonaridou GRE moving up on 3rd on their home waters.
The rankings and the daily report. The video of day 3 will be posted during the day.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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A moderate 10 kn seabreeze prevailed yesterday on the first day of the 470 Worlds Final Series in Thessalonik GRE.
Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI sailed the three races in the middle of the Goldfleet and remained on rank 20 overall. David Biedermann/Max Haenssler SUI did not keep their place in the Silverfleet and dropped on position 57.
The results, the official report and the videos.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   (Image © Fred Hoffmann)
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Moderate winds prevailed also on the second day of th Rio Sailing Week and all races were completed according to program.
Josh Junior NZL won both races in the Finns extending his overall lead. Pieter-Jan Postma NED and the surprising Gong Lel CHN (yesterday 2/2) follow at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. New on top of the Lasers Radial are Alison Young GBR together with the Erika Reineke USA at equal points. Evi Van Acker BEL moved up on rank 3. Sam Meech NZL is now the only leader in the Lasers Standard, one point ahead of Tom Burton AUS. Matthew Wearn AUS is now 3rd. Leader change in the Nacra 17 where Santiago Lange/Cecilia Saroli ARG took over rank 1 with the day ranks 2/2/1, ahead of Thomas Zajac/Tanja Frank AUT and Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP.
All results, the daily news (in Portuguese) and the event website.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   
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After two days' waiting, the wind at the French Atlantic coast has calmed down enough to allow the start to the Transcascogne this morning at 6.30 h UTC. The 47 participants will encounter a moderate rear wind during the 230 miles' first leg to Luanco ESP, a perfect setting for speed tests with the immediate opponents ! The race can be followed live via GPS tracking. The event website.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   
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Act 6 of the Moth Eurocup 2015 was sailed over the past weekend on the Walchensee GER. On Friday, three races were completed on a sunny day with a well established thermal breeze. On the Saturday, the frontal system arrived and the wind increased on over 30 kn during the second race of the day so that racing had to be cancelled for the day. On Sunday, the thermal breeze was back and five good heats were sailed in a 14 to 18 kn wind.
The outstanding winner was Chris Rast SUI with 7 bullets and two 2nd ranks, followed by Max Mäge GER and Christian Schönleitner AUT. 34 Moths from 5 nations particpated.
The report and the overall rankings of the Eurocup with 123 Moths registered so far.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   
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The Techno-293 European Championship in Lithuania has been on for three days now, and this year again, this event of the most popular windsurfing youth class has attracted a big number of young windsurfers in different age categories. The rankings in the largest fleet with 77 starters from 17 nations and 3 continents with large delegations from Israel and France, the U-15-Boys, have Fabien Pianazza FRA leading ahead of Yun Pouliquen FRA and Tomer Vardimon ISR.
All other rankings (7 categories in total).
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   
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The fleet is sailing at a good speed thanks to the perfect actual wind conditions on Lake Geneva and the second rounding of the lake has been completed. Loïc Forestier/Bruno Engel SUI have extended their lead on the rest of the fleet with Yann Burkhalter/Olivier Bessire SUI on 2nd and Renaud Stitelmann/Darius Golchan SUI on 3rd as first chasers.
The race viewer and the event website.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   
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Another windy day on the Ammersee with 3-6 Bft for the German Optimist Championship allowing to complete again 3 races.
Daniela Bartelheimer GER, age 13, dominated again yesterday and has now won 5 of the 6 races sailed so far. Klemen Semelbauer SLO and Cecimo Zahn GER are on the ranks 2 and 3. The consolidated ranking list has not yet been published on the event website. Here the daily news (PDF).
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   
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Another windy day on the Ammersee with 3-6 Bft for the German Optimist Championship allowing to complete again 3 races.
Daniela Bartelheimer GER, age 13, dominated again yesterday and has now won 5 of the 6 races sailed so far. Klemen Semelbauer SLO and Cecimo Zahn GER are on the ranks 2 and 3. The consolidated ranking list has not yet been published on the event website, and therefore the results of the Swiss sailors are not yet known. Here the daily news (PDF).
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   
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The flying AC-45 catamarans attracted a huge crowd in Portsmouth during the past weekend. The easy hovering is always astonishing. Paul Campbell-James GBR, wing trimmer of Ben Ainslie's 'BAR Racing Team', explains in detail in an 8-minutes' video, how the cat has to be driven for an optimal and safe flying.
 
News – Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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The 470 Junior World Championship 2015 in Thessaloniki GRE continued yesterday with two races, the men concluding herewith the Qualifier Series for the Gold- and Silverfleets. The women continue the Championship in one fleet.
The new leaders are Balázs Gyapjas/Zsombor Gyapjas HUN at equal points with Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan FRA, 2 points ahead of David Charles/Alex Charles ESP. Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER on 4th remain in the race for Medals.
Three teams share the lead in the women's fleet: 1st (thanks winning the last race as best of the day) are Maëlenn Lemaitre/Aloïse Retornaz FRA, followed by Jessica Lavery/Megan Brickwood GBR and Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA on the 2nd and 3rd place.
All ranking lists, the event facebook page as well as the event website, where the video of the day will be posted during the morning.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   
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The stormy conditions exceeding 40 kn at the French Atlantic coast are staying on and the Race Direction decided early to postpone the start on tomorrow Wednesdaÿ.
The report and the event website.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   (Image © Fred Hoffmann)
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Yesterday, the Olympic Classes International Sailing Week began on the Olympic waters of Rio de Janeiro and two to three races were sailed by class.
First leader in the Finns after two heats is Josh Junior NZL with a 1 point advance. The surprise so far is the 4th interim's place of Gong Lel CHN, a name that never appeared in the top group of Finn sailors. Leading in the Lasers Radial is Odile Ginaid BRA ahead of Erika Reinecke USA. The Olympic medalists Evi Van Acker BEL and Marit Bouwmester NED are on the positions 7 and 8 after two races. The trio Tom Burton AUS, Matthew Wearn AUS an Sam Meech NZL share the lead in the Lasers Standard after two races. Thomas Zajac/Tanja Franck AUT and Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP are on top of the Nacra-17 at equal points.
All ranking lists and the event website and the daily report in Portuguese.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   
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The different World- and Continental Championships of the past weeks did not have a major influence on the ISAF World Ranking Lists. The most important move up made Ricardo Santos BRA, winning the PanAm-Games in the RS:X men windsurfers. In the Lasers Standard, Nick Thompson GBR advanced on rank 3 after his World Champion victory.
The Match-Race Worldranking lists have been publlished a few days ago. Ian Williams GBR replaced Taylor Canfield ISV on top of the rankings. Eric Monnin SUI remains on the 3rd place.
All ranking lists and the ISAF report.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   
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A mix of weather conditions prevailed during the first 40 race hours of the 5-Day-Race from calms to fresh winds exceeding 20 kn, from sun to rain. This morning, the fleet had completed a full rounding of the Lake and is now approaching Geneve. The second passage of the Geneva buoy will probably be by noon. Some leader changes happened. On position one during quite some time, Jean-Pascal and Francine Chatagny lost this place with a repair stop in Evian, and Pierre Girod/Edouard Kessi were first for some time. But Loïc Forestier/Bruno Engel are now again the leaders.
The race viewer, thedaily report and the latest ranking list.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   
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The German Optimist Championship 2015 began yesterday on the Ammersee in a 4 to 6 bft breeze.
Daniela Bartelheimer GER won all three races of her group and is the overall leader ahead of Roko Mohr GER and Klemen Semelbauer SLO. 203 starters from 10 nations, among them Optimist sailors from India and Canada.
The interim's rankings, der [the=83235__14-_14deutsche_14meisterschaft.pdf]news[/DOK] and the event website.
 
News – Monday, July 27, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015   (Image © Yvan Zedda)
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Extreme winds forced the cancellation of racing at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Portsmouth on Sunday. The upper wind limit to race for the AC-45 is 25 kn. How hazardous racing with these foiler catamarans with top speeds above 40 kn can be is shown on a Trainings-Video of Ben Ainslie's GBR 'BAR-Racing Team'.
With no racing to close out the weekend, the results from Saturday - ranks 1 and 2 - stand, meaning that 'BAR-Racing Team' is the winner of the first event of the 35th America's Cup cycle. 'Team NZL' with Peter Burling NZL folllows one point behind on 2nd, the America's Cup holder 'Oracle' with James Spithill had to content themselves with rank 3. On rank 4 follows Franck Cammas FRA on 'Groupama Team France'.
The ranking list and the report.
Monday, July 27, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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A moderate seabreeze between 8 and 12 kn prevailed on the first day of the 470 Junior World Championship in Thessaloniki yesterday, and the men and women fleets completed three, resp. two races.
Leader among the the 60 teams from 25 nations and 5 continents are Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA with two race wins in their group, ahead of Enric Noguera/Pedro Terrones ESP and Balázs Gyapjas/Zsombor Gyapjas HUN.
The women (42 teams, 16 nations, 4 continents) completed two races and the superior leaders are Carmen and Julia Davila ESP. Here their video interview. Nadja Horwitz/Sofia Middleton CHI follows on rank 2, aëlenn Lemaitre/Aloïse Retornaz FRA on rank 3.
All ranking lists and the event website, where racing can be followed during the day via live ticker. The video of the day .
Monday, July 27, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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Switzerland is represented by two teams at the 470 Junior World Championship in Thessaloniki GRE. Finishing third in the first race, Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI had an excellent begin, but with a premature start and an 18th place in the succeeding heats, they remain on rank 25 among the 60 teams for the moment. David Biedermann/Max Haenssler SUI had a premature start as well and are on rank 50 after the first race day.
The ranking list and the event website, where racing can be followed during the day via live ticker.
Monday, July 27, 2015   
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Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Hamburg GER ended yesterday with five races, three of them won by 'The Wave - Muscat' of Leigh McMillan GBR moving on top of the rankings in a furious final, and extending his lead in the overall classificstions with this third victory of the season. The Russian 'Gazprom' with Phil Robertson NZL follows on second, her best result so far. 'SAP' with Jes Gram-Hansen DEN defended the third position just one point ahead of 'Red Bull' of Hans-Peter Steinacher AUT.
The report and the results.
Monday, July 27, 2015   
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The storm front reached the French Atlantic coast during the night but did not decrease this morning as predicted. The organizers postponed the start again, tomorrow at 10am a decision will be taken. On a slightly shortened course, the fleet will head for Luanco at the North Spanish coast and back to Talmont FRA. 47 solo skippers will be on the starting line. The race can be followed - as usual - live on the Internet via GPS tracking
The event website.
Monday, July 27, 2015   
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25 two-person teams from France and Switzerland startet yesterday to the '5 Days on Lake Geneva' in a light breeze. During the night, the expected frontal system from the West filled in with a fresh breeze, forecast to last until this evening. The fleet sailing closely together has rounded the Geneva buoy and is now approaching the Le Bouveret mark at the upper end of the Lake. Loïc Forestier/Bruno Engel SUI are in the lead ahead of Jean-Pascal and Francine Chatagny SUI and the Lake Zurich team Pascal Fischer/Jan Giessbrecht SUI.
The race viewer and the daily news. The ranking lists are being updated when rounding the limiting buoys on both ends of the Lake.
Monday, July 27, 2015   (Image © Fabio Staropoli)
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The Open Bic European Championship on Lake Gerda ended yesterday and all three fleets completed 8 race in perfect conditions.
In the U-13-rankings (40 participants/9 nations), Magnus Frohmann GER won the family duel against his brother Lennart GER with one point. Julien Bunel FRA followed on 3rd, Timo Van Roomen SUI is 10th. Three Italians are ahead in the U16-rankings (80 participants/7 nations) with Federico Zampiccoli ITA, Filippo Vincis ITA and Leonardo Chiste ITA. Natalia Kuczys POL on rank 5 is the best girl. Florin Van Roomen SUI is on the remarkable 9th place.
The event website with all ranking lists and the videos.
Monday, July 27, 2015   
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During the past week on Lake Garda, several Hobie-Cat types sailed their European Championships. For the Hobie 14s, it was the World Championship with Dodds/Blaine RSA as winners ahead of Warren-Myers/Georgia AUS and Warren-Myers/Fletcher NZL. 31 teams from 10 nations and 4 continents particpated. The ranking list.
For the results of the Hobie 16s and the Hobie Dragoons, click on the ranking lists.
 
News – Sunday, July 26, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015   
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Sun and a 12 kn breeze offered a perfect setting for the inaugural foiling AC-45 America's Cup World Series Regatta in Portsmouth with Cup holder and the five challengers. Ben Ainslie GBR and his 'BAR-Team' have taken the lead after two races finishing 1 and 2, one point ahead of 'Team New Zealand' with Peter Burling NZL and 'Oracle' with James Spithill AUS on 3rd (ranks 2 and 4). 'Groupama' with Franck Cammas FRA follows on 4th.
The report and the ranking list. To watch the video replay of day one, registration on the event website ist required. Today's races will be covered live on the Internet as from 12 h UTC.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   
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Yesterday, the final race to decide on the 420 World Championship titles for both genders was sailed in Japan a 12 kn breeze.
Marta Garrido/María Jesus Dávila ESP have been clearly ahead in the 60-boats' Girls fleet before the last race already, and won the title with a 23 points advantage on Charlotte Yven/Marine Riou FRA. Misaki Tanaka/Sena Takano JPN earned the Bronze medal.
Gold for Japan in the Open/Boys' rankings with Daichi Takayama/Syota Nakano ahead of Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA 2nd. Bronze went to Gregor Calum/Hugo Christensson HKG. The best European team were Vasilios Gourgiotis/Epameinondas Orestis Batsis GRE on the 4th place at equal points with the Bronze medalists from Hongkong. The U-17 Worlds title went to Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA, followed by Aggelos Arvanitis/Theofanis Kanakaris GRE and Carlos Balaguer/Ignacio Balaguer ESP.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   (Image © Luis Fraguas)
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The Laser Radial Youth European Championship in Portugal ended yesterday with two races, with no changes on the podium.
European Youth Champions after 12 races are in the Girls Maria Erdi HUN and in the Boys Jamie Calder GBR. The remaining podium places go in Boys fleet to Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA and Jack Cookson GBR, in the Girls fleet to Magdalena Kwasna POL and Silvia Morales ESP.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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The Tour-de-France à la Voile 2015, sailed on new one-design multihulls with a new format, ended yesterday with the 9th and last Act in Nizza at the Côte d'Azur. No wind in the morning and a fresh breeze aroung 30 kn in the afternoon did not permit to start the short races. The interim's leader 'Spindrift' with Xavier Revil FRA steering is therefore the Tour winner 2015 at equal points with 'Groupama' (Pierre Pennec FRA/Franck Cammas FRA), leader during the whole competition, who had to content herself with rank 2. 'CombiWest' with Frédéric Guilmin FRA follows on rank 3.
The final results, the daily report and the videos ...among other the capsize of 'Engie' with Sébastien Rogues FRA.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   
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Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series 2015 continued yesterday on the Elbe river in a thundery weather with gusty winds. The show of the day came from 'SAP' (Jes Gram Hansen DEN), capsizing in the last race but nevertheless taking the overall lead after day 2. However, nothing has been decided yet as the Danes are before the last races today only one point ahead of 'The Wave - Muscat' (Leigh McMillan GBR), and also the Russian 'Gazprom' (Phil Robertson NZL) with a 6 points' backlog and 'Red Bull Sailing Team' (Hans-Peter Steinacher AUT) 7 points behind have still chances to move on top.
The report, the results and the video of the capsize on the event facebook page.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   
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Today in Talmont at the French Atlantic Coast, the Prologue of the Transcascogne was on the program, but big waves prompted the Race Director to cancel the race, as a safe return through the small harbour entry would have been a risk for the tiny yachts. Most favorites of the Mini-Transat beginning in September, consider this regatta as a final equipment test.
The report and the event website.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   
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This afternoon at 14 h CET, the start to the '5-days-race' on Lake Geneva will be given off Vidy/Lausanne. 22 two-person teams participate with their one-design Surprise yachts. The wind forecast for today announces rather light winds. Tomorrow, a frontal system from the West will bring rain and wind just for one day. Light winds should prevail during the rest of the race, that can be followed live on the Internet with GPS-tracking.
 
 
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