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News – Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014   (Image © DR / J24 Worlds)
The J/24 World Championship in Newport RI began yesterday with two races sailed in a 14-16 kn wind. Mark Hillman USA and Robert Vernon CHI with their Teams are on top at equal points. Will Welles USA follows as 3rd. 71 teams from 13 nations participate.
The ranking list and the report.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014   (Image © Pavel Nesvadba)
Yesterday, the 20 solo skippers continued the race direction Lorient on a long reaching leg in a north-easterly breeze around 20 kn. The ongoing heeling and the choppy sea make life aboard rather troublesome, and comes in addition, that the auto-pilots react wrongly in the hard bumps ! Xavier Macaire FRA leads with a 2,1 miles advantage on Adrien Hardy FRA. In the extreme South, Gildas Morvan FRA separated somewhat from the fleet. He could well be on the profitting side within the next 48 hours. There are 750 miles left to the finish.
The race-viewer and the reports.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014   
In memory of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson GBR, double Starboat Olympic Champion, drowned during an America's Cup training in San Francisco last year, his friends Iain Percy GBR and Ben Ainslie GBR founded the 'Bart Simpson Sailing Foundation' and organised a world-wide memorial regatta taking place last Sunday.
Up to now, 13% of the resultats have been communicated to the central control office. With almost 100'000 participants, the 'Bart's Bash' is requesting an entry in the Guiness-Book-of-records as largest sailing event ever. The video.
On behalf of the Star Sailors League, sailing-news had the opportunity to interview Bart Simpson on the occasion of the UK Star Championship in January 2013. Here the video-interview, it should be one of his last ....
Tuesday, September 23, 2014   
34 000 visitors enjoyed the Interboot watersports exhibition over the last weekend where 491 exhibitors are doing their utmost, to inform and entertain the nautical addicts. The doors opened on Saturday with a speech by the Mayor of Friederichshafen. During 9 days, the Interboot presents new products and services of the Sail- and Powerboat industry, enhanced by test runs on Lake Constance. In addition, a spectacular entertainment program has been put up to spend some enjoyable leisure hours in the South of Germany. The report.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014   (Image © DR / 5.5m IC)
No wind on the opening day of the 5.5 mIJ World Championship in Italy. 37 teams from 7 nations are on the entry list, one third of them from Switzerland. Favorite is the defending champion Markus Wieser GER, but Arend Pasman NED, Kristian Neergard NOR or Flavio Marazzi SUI will also have a say. The event website.
News – Monday, September 22, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014   (Image © Rachel Jaspersen)
The ISAF Olympic Classes World Championship in Santander ESP ended yesterday with the Medal Races of the two Skiff classes 49er and 49er FX, the Nacra 17 and the Finns.
Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL, early World Champions before the Medal Race of the 49ers already, demonstrated their superiorty winning this last heat as well increasing their advantage on 46 points ! The Silver medal went to Jonas Warrer/Anders Thomsen DEN, while the Olympic Champions Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen AUS had to content themselves with Bronze. Delle-Karth/Resch AUT on rank 4 missed a medal by 6 points.
The showdown of the 49erFX girls went in favor of Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA, finishing the Medal Race in front of Ida-Marie Baad-Nielsen/Marie Thusgaard DEN earning their first - and probably not the last - World Champion's title. Behind the Danish team at equal points are Giulia Conti/Francesca Clapcich ITA on rank 3.
Gold and Silver were alotted before the Medal Race in the Finns with Giles Scott GBR as first and Ivan Klijakovic CRO as 2nd. In the duel for Bronze, Ed Wright GBR removed the Olympia Bronze medalist Jonathan Lobert FRA from the podium.
A class of their-own were Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA in the Nacra 17, winning the title with a 38 points' advance. Santiago Lange/Cecilia Carranza ARG finished 2nd, their best result by far on the Nacra-17. 3rd-ranked are the surprising Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanain AUS. Winning the Medal Race - as already on the Olympic Test Event in Rio - Matias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI moved up on rank 6.
France wins the IOC President's Trophy as best nation with 3 Gold and 1 Bronze medals.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the videos of the final day.
Monday, September 22, 2014   (Image © Martina Orsini)
The 28 participants of the 6th and last Act of the Moth Eurocup 2014 waited in vain for the early morning Northern wind on Lake Garda. But the fleet was compensated with a well established Ora breeze on a sunny afternoon allowing to sail four races. And again, it was Chris Rast SUI who won them all, not only clearly taking the Act 6 victory but at the same time the Annual Trophy price money of 3'000 €uros. Carlo De Paoli ITA followed on rank 2, Giovanni Galeotti BEL just defended his 3rd place one point ahead of Matthias Renker SUI.
The ranking list, the final report and the videos of Act 6.
Monday, September 22, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
After five days' waiting due to lack of wind and waves, the wonder happened yesterday, the last day of the Worldcup event at the Danish West Coast, to run an Elimination. In the twilight after a long day on the water, Thomas Traversa FRA and the Worldcup leader Victor Fernandez ESP met for the Final. The Frenchman won for the second time at Klitmöller with a flawless performance. The report and all details as always on the PWA website.
Monday, September 22, 2014   (Image © Ian Roman/AWMRT)
Yesterday, the Semi Finals and Finals of the Chicago Match Cup were sailed on Lake Michigan in an 18-20 kn breeze. The final pairing was Taylor Canfield ISV, local hero and last year's winner, against the Tour leader Ian Williams GBR. Canfield profitted from his experience with the Tom-28 yachts on his home waters and won with a 3-1 score. In the Petite Final, Mathieu Richard FRA had the upper hand on Björn Hansen SWE with 2-0.
The report.
Monday, September 22, 2014   
As early tune-up for the Optimist World Championship of October, a number of top Optimist sailors attended the Polish Championship at Kamien Pomorski POL. 389 participants from 17 nations were present. Nicolas Rolaz SUI/CNM won the title after 6 races with a 4 points' advantage on the 2nd-ranked Pavel Abramowicz POL. Dmitry Laztin RUS finished 3rd. Monticha Busch GER on rank 4 was the best girl.
The ranking list.
Monday, September 22, 2014   (Image © Benoit Stichelbaut)
After some hours sailing upwind, the breeze shifted northwards yesterday and the fleet is again on a close reaching course straightforward direction Lorient. Adrien Hardy FRA is the new leader 0,3 miles ahead of Xavier Macaire FRA. Gildas Mahé FRA on rank 3 has a 4 miles' backlog. Over 900 miles or roughly days are left to the finish line.
The race viewer and the reports.
Monday, September 22, 2014   
The 470 Swiss Championship 2014 on Lake Bienne ended yesterday with another two races sailed in a moderate Westerly breeze. Tobias Etter/Felix Steiger SCSG added a 1st and a 2nd rank on their results sheet, winning the title with an impressive row of top-2 rankings. Stefan Seger/Benjamin Wagner RCO finished 2nd, the women's team Mara Bezel/Fiona Müdespacher SVT earned the Bronze medal. 27 teams participated. Missing were the three teams sailing at the ISAF Worlds in Santander.
The final rankings (PDF).
Monday, September 22, 2014   
Apparently, there was no racing on the last day of the Finn Championship in the South of France, and the rankings from Saturday become final. Christoph Burger SUI/TYC was the superior winner with 4 race wins, 7 points ahead of Peter Theurer SUI/YCB. At equal points follows Thomas Morel FRA on rank 3. 34 participants from 4 nations attended the event.
The ranking list.
Monday, September 22, 2014   
The section Sailing Switzerland of our website contains as always on Monday a first overview on the regatta activity on the Swiss lakes of the past weekend, as e.g. the Laser Points' Championship in Lugano.
News – Sunday, September 21, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014   (Image © Mick Anderson)
The 470 Medal Races were sailed yesterday in a moderate breeze, attended by 3'000 people on the spectator dune.
As expected, the Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS defending their 2013 title protected their big advantage in the 470 men rankings and won with a 19 points' advantage, Belcher's 5th title in a row ! Sime Fantela/Igor Marenic CRO took Silver, Panagiotis Mantis/Pavlos Kigalis GRE Bronze. Winning the Medal Race, the Youth World Champions Jordi Xammar/Jose Herp ESP advanced on rank 7.
Winning the Medal Race, Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT crowned their short career with the first World Champion's title in the 470 women. Vadlau, age 20, won the Optimist Swiss Championship in 2004, was second at the ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds 2010 (behind Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI), won the ISAF Youth Worlds 2011, qualified for the 2012 Olympics in her first 470 year, finished 2012 as number 3 in the ISAF World Rankings and was ISAF number 1 end of 2013 as well as ISAF Worldcup winner.The start to the 2014 was delayed because of an injury. With Jolanta Ogar, originally from Poland, meanwhile naturalized as Austrian, the way for a successful Olympic campaign 2016 is open. A report from Austria. The Olympic Champions Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL earned Silver, the Olympic Silver medalists Hannah Mills/ Saskia Clark GBR took Bronze.
The official report and the video of the day.
Sunday, September 21, 2014   
Today, the last four Medal Races are on the program, but in the 49ers and Nacra-17s, early titles have been claimend.
The defending World Champions Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA confirmed their title in the Nacra 17 with a 34 points' lead on the first persuers. The race for Silver however will be very close as Vittorio Bisarro/Silvia Sicouri ITA are only one point ahead of Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS. 4 points farther back are Pippa Wilson/John Gimson GBR and Santiago Lange/Cecilia Carranza ARG with chances for a medal should the duo fighting for Silver be downsailed in the crucial race.
Even 36 points is the advantage of Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL in the 49ers. Jonas Warrer/Anders Thomsen DEN and 2 points behind Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen AUS will fight for Silver and Bronze, as the have an 8 points advantage on the 4th-ranked Jorge Lima/Jose Costa POR.
The decision in the Finns is practically final, as only a disqualification of the leading Giles Scott GBR, 20 points ahead, and a Medal Race win of the 2nd-ranked Ivan Klijakovic CRO would remove the Brit from the first position. Jonathan Lobert FRA and Ed Wright GBR one point behind will fight for the Bronze Medal.
Still unknown is the outcome of the 49erFX: Ida-Marie Baad/Marie Thusgaard DEN are still leading, but Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA are only 2 points behind. Whoever is ahead today will be the World Champions ! Giulia Conti/Francesca Clapcich ITA on rank 3 already have the Bronze Medal with a 25 points advantage on the 4th.
All ranking lists and the report of the day with video.
Sunday, September 21, 2014   (Image © Martina Orsini)
The Lake Garda 'wind machine' was not up to speed yesterday. The Moth pilots waited in vain for the morning nothern breeze, and the Ora was not there for a second start attempt in the afternoon. Only late, around 4 p.m. CET, the South wind filled in and finally two races were completed in a 12-16 kn breeze.
Racing was close but it was twice Chris Rast SUI who had the upper hand. Carlo De Paoli ITA (2/3) and Giovanni Galeotti BEL (4/2) follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
The ranking list and the report of the day.
Sunday, September 21, 2014   (Image © Ian Roman/AWMRT)
Fresh winds prevailed yesterday during the Chicago Match Cup Quarter Finals. Ian Williams GBR vs Pierre-Antoine Morvan FRA and Taylor Canfield ISV vs Chris Steele NZL were quick deals with a 3-0 score each. Mathieu Richard FRA (3-1 vs Keith Swinton AUS) and above all Björn Hansen SWE (3-2 vs Phil Robertson NZL) had closer encounters .
The report with results and a video.
Sunday, September 21, 2014   
The 470 Swiss Championship continued yesterday on Lake Bienne with another three races. Finishing 2/2/1, the 2008 Olympians Tobias Etter/Felix Steiger SCSG, 2nd in the first race on Friday, have clearly taken the overall lead. Unfortunately, the consolidated ranking list is still missing, as - apparently - the protests of Friday have not yet been heard !
Here the ranking lists of race 3 (PDF), race 4 (PDF) and race 5 (PDF).
Sunday, September 21, 2014   
After two big-breeze days, the wind was light off Port Camargue and allowed to finish one race only yesterday, won by Christoph Christen SUI/YCB. He reduced the gap to the podium on 2 points. Christoph Burger SUI/TYC remains on top 6 points ahead of Peter Theurer SUI/YCB and Thomas Morel FRA tied on ranks 2 and 3.
The ranking list (PDF).
Sunday, September 21, 2014   (Image © Nicolas Jutzi)
The final Round of the M2 Speed-Tour 2014 was sailed yesterday on one day, as the favorable sailing conditions permitted to complete four races. Michel Vaucher on 'Genolier' was the winner, but Olivier Schenker on his 'Gust' remained on top of the Speedtour overall rankings 2014. Michel Vaucher 'Genolier' and Antoine Thorens 'TeamWork' complete the annual podium.
The report with rankings.
Sunday, September 21, 2014   
The Ticino Act of the 2014 Laser Annual Points' Championship began yesterday with three races. Guillaume Rol SNG took the lead in the Lasers 4.7 with two race wins ahead of Asya Luvisetto SNG. Oliver Straessler YCB follows on rank 3 among the 31 participants. First in the Lasers Radial is Timon Kausche YCB ahead of Roger Moser SCE and Sabine Ultsch SCStä. 21 Radials participate. In the Standards (10 boats), Paolo Bricchetti ITA is clearly ahead of Jannik Roempp SCSTä.
The ranking list.
Sunday, September 21, 2014   (Image © Alexis Courcoux / MACIF)
The arrival of a frontal system during the past night has changed the wind direction and the solo sailor are now on an upwind course with different strategic and tactical options on their way from Horta/Azores POR back to Lorient FRA. The fleet is still closely together with Gildas Mahé FRA leading 300 meters ahead of Adrien Hardy FRA. Xavier Macaire FRA ard 3rd is now one mile behind the leader.
The daily news, the race tracker and the event website.
Sunday, September 21, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
Six days without wind and waves at wind-safe Klitmöller DEN must be a record, and kept the Wave specialists waiting. To entertain the spectators, a tow session was organised with Jose Campello VEN as winner.
The report on the PWA website.
Sunday, September 21, 2014   (Image © Loris von Siebenthal)
Winning the GP SAP yesterday, the 'RealTeam' of Jerôme Clerc SUI and Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI advanced on the 2nd place in the Annual Décision 35 Trophy rankings behind 'Alinghi' (Ernesto Bertarelli) early winner of the Tour. 'Veltigroup' with Loïc Forestier SUI finished 2nd at the GP.
The report with rankings.
News – Saturday, September 20, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014   
The RS:X windsurfers were the second class to terminate their World Championship yesterday in a 15 kn breeze.
Charline Picon FRA was the premature RS:X female World Champion already before the Medal Race, but nevertheless, she added another race win extending her points' lead on the second-ranked to gigantic 40 points. Marina Alabau ESP and Mayaan Davidovich ISR fighted closely for Silver with the Spanish ahead at the end of the race. Davidovich ISR had to content herself with Bronze.
Julien Bontemps FRA starting as clear leader to the RS:X male Medal Race finished 2nd and won the Champion's title 21 points ahead of Przemyslav Miarczynski POL. Winning the Medal Race, Thomas Goyard FRA replaced the tied Piotr Myszka POL on the podium and took Bronze.
Alle ranking lists, the report and the video of the day.
Saturday, September 20, 2014   (Image © Laurens Morel)
All classes completed a full program in a 15 kn breeze. The 470 and 49ers finished the Final Series and start to the Medal Races today.
Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS, day ranks 1/1/2, are on the way to their fifth title in a row in the 470 men. They start to the Medal Race with a 15 points' lead on Sime Fantela/Igor Marenic CRO who are 5 points in front of the third Panagiotis Mantis/Pavlos Kagialis GRE. 10 points behind the Greeks are Luke Patience/Elliott Willis GBR with a small remaining chance for a medal in the non-discard/double-points last race. To mention, that in addition to the well-known teams, two development teams qualified for the Medal Race: Piroulee/Sipan FRA (only FRA team) and Jordi Xammar/Jose Herp ESP.
In the 470 women, Lara Vadlau/Yolanta Ogar AUT regained the lead and there will be - no doubt - a fierce fight for Gold with the Olympic Champions Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL. Hannah Mills/Sakia Clark GBR on 3rd are 14 points behind, but have solid 10 points' advance themselves on the 4th-ranked Camille Lecointre/Hélène Defrance FRA.
The Medallists in the 49ers are already known before the Medal Race. Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL successfully defended their title as - with a 24 points' lead - they cannot be overtaken in the last race. Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen AUS and Jonas Warrer/Anders Thomesen DEN 5 points behind will fight for Silver and Bronze. Delle-Karth/Resch AUT as 4th are already 19 points back.
The 49erFX sail another two Final Races today. IDA-Marie Baad/Marie Thusgaard DEN lead 10 points ahead of Martine Grael7Kahena Kunze BRA, 12 points farther behind are Giulia Conti/Francesca Clapcich ITA as 3rd.
For first time, Giles Scott GBR returned after racing yesterday without a race win in the Finns. But his advantage on the runner-up Ivan Klijakovic CRO is nevertheless 20 points. Jonathan Lobert FRA follows with another 13 points' backlog on rank 3 just ahead of Ed Wright GBR.
Also the undisputed leaders in the Nacra 17 Billy Besson7Marie Riou FRA had their first bad day with the ranks 12 and 7, but nevertheless, they extended their lead on the 2nd Santiago Lange/Cecilia Carranza ARG on 25 points. Pippa Wilson/John Gimson GBR follow on rank 3.
All results and the daily report.
Saturday, September 20, 2014   (Image © Ian Roman/AWMRT)
An initial 8-10 kn breeze, later increasing to 15 kn, prevailed during the Repechage of the positon 5-12 teams to qualify for the four remaining Quarter Final slots. Chris Steele NZL (6-1), Matthieu Richard FRA (5-2), Keith Swinton AUS (5-2) and Björn Hansen SWE (4-3) qualified, while Tom Slingsby AUS (3-4) on rank 5, as well as Eric Monnin (2-5) as 6th missed the next round.
The report with results.
Saturday, September 20, 2014   (Image © Martina Orsini)
Thunderstorm alerts prevented sailing on Lake Garda yesterday at the 6th and last Act of the Moth Eurocup 2014. 23 participants are on the entry list, among them the favorites Giovanni Galeotti BEL and Chris Rast SUI. Starting celebrities will also be the Mini-Transat-winner Benoît Marie FRA and the Oracle-Team USA Sport Director Phillipe Presti FRA. The report.
Saturday, September 20, 2014   
Three races were sailed in a fresh 4 - 6 bft East Wind on day two.
Christoph Burger SUI/TYC moved on top of the rankings with three race wins, and has now a 5 points lead on Peter Theurer SUI/YCB. Finishing three times as 2nd, Thomas Morel FRA advanced on rank 3. The results (PDF).
Saturday, September 20, 2014   (Image © Paul Meilhat / SMA)
Moderate conditions prevailed yesterday on the Azores for the start of the second and last leg of the Lorient FRA - Horta POR Solo Regatta. The first leg hat do be abandoned because of an approaching heavy thunderstrom. This Regatta is also part of the French Solo Oceanic Racing Championship, lead by Corentin Horeau FRA.
After 15 hours' racing, the fleet sails closely together in a moderte breeze around 15 kn, with Vincent Biarnès FRA as first leader. The video of the start, the race viewer and the reports.
Saturday, September 20, 2014   
Saturday, September 20, 2014   (Image © PWA John Carter)
Waiting for wind at Klitmöller DEN on day 5 as well, and the forecast for today is not very promising either. The PWA website contains more interviews with Windsurf Professionals.
Saturday, September 20, 2014   (Image © DR / Vulcain Trophy)
After a rainy windless morning, the start to the last Act of the Decision-35 Annual Trophy, the GP SAP, was given on 16 hrs CET in absence of 'Alinghi' who were premature overall winners after Act 5 already. 'Realstone' with Jerôme Clerc SNG leads after day 1 ahead of Veltigroup' with Loïc Forestier and 'Ladycat' with Yann Guichard FRA.
The report and the interims rankings.
News – Friday, September 19, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014   (Image © Thom Touw)
Yesterday, the first titles were awarded at the ISAF World Championship in Santander in a fresh, but very gusty and shifty breeze frorm the shore. The Netherlands won both Laser titles, France with Charline Picon has premature Gold in the RS:X windsurfers.
Marit Bouwmester NED started the Laser Radial Medal Race with a 10 points' lead, and kept this position with a 3rd rank in the last race. The rookie Josefin Olsson SWE clearly defended the second place. Evi Van Acker BEK took Bronze as at the Olympics. Tuula Tenkanen FIN and Veronika Kozelska-Fenclova CZE follow on the 4th and 5th place just one point behind Bronze.
The Silverfleet did not compete. After only 4 races sailed during 7 days (!), the winner is Maud Jayet SUI, corresponding to rank 61 overall in the 119 boats' fleet.
In a Medal Race full of suspense, Nicholas Heiner NED was first and succeeded to move on top of the Lasers Standard, as the leading Tom Burton AUS downsailed his direct opponent ending on the final ranks 7 and 8 allowing the Dutchman to overtake the duo and win the World Championship. Philipp Buhl GER is 4th 4 points behind rank 3. The defending Champion Robert Scheidt BRA is on the disappointing 5th place. The report of the Laser class, all ranking lists and the video of the Laser-Medal-Races.
The superior Charline Picon FRA took the Worlds title already before the Medal Race of the RS:X female windsurfers. With a row of top-5 results and a 9th place as discard result, she has a 28 points lead and cannot be overtaken by the 2nd-ranked Mayaan Davidovich ISR or the 3rd Marina Alabau ESP two points behind Silver. All ranking lists and the official report.
Friday, September 19, 2014   (Image © Barbara Sanchez)
The 20 kn breeze from the shore, however gusty and shifty, allowed to compensate the delays in the program somewhat. The Lasers sailed their Medal Races, the RS:X windsurfers terminated the Final Series and are ready for the Medal Races today, and the 49ersFX, the Nacra 17 and the Finns concluded the Qualification Series and are ready for the Final Series in Gold- and Silverfleets.
The 470 men finished the Qualifications in the morning already and began the Final Series in the afternoon. With two race wins, the Olympic Champions and defending World Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS took the lead 3 points ahead of Fantela/Marenic CRO auf Rang 2. Mantis Kagialis GRE are 3rd.
As best of the day, the Olympic Champions Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL moved on top of the 470 women. Lara Vadlau/Yolanta Ogar AUT follow on rank 2, and Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA are new on rank 3. Today, two more Final races are on the program to select the 10 best for the Medal Race of Saturday. The report of the 470 class.
Today, the RS:X windsurfers will sail their Medal Races. Charline Picon FRA already has the World Champion's title in the female category with a 28 points' lead, while Mayaan Davidovich ISR and Marina Alabau ESP will fight for the Silver Medal. Minor medal chances remain also with Bryony Shaw GBR and Jiahui Wu CHN with a 10 respectively 12 points deficit on the 3rd place.
French is the lead and most probably also the title in the RS:X male windsurfers ! Julien Bontemps FRA starts to the Medal Race with a 14 points lead on Piotr Myszka POL who, with Przemyslav Miarczynski POL 3 points back, will fight for the Silver Medal. Byron Kokkalanis GRE as 4th is already 11 points behind rank 3. With 4 participants in the Medal Race, the French dominance in windsurfing is massive.
With the day ranks 1 and 2 in their Nacra 17 group, the defending World Champions Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA demonstrated their superiority at the end of the Qualification Series. The top team of the second group are Matias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI, adding another race win yesterday. The second top result was spoiled because of a capsize. As 2nd-ranked, the Swiss are 7 points behind the leaders. Pippa Wilson/John Gimson GBR are 3rd.
A class of his own was Giles Scott GBR in the Finns, even though he suffered the first defeat after 5 race wins in a row. Ivan Klijakovic CRO won the last race and advanced on the 3rd place behind Jonathan Lobert FRA. The report of the Finn class.
As always in windier conditions, skiff sailing ends up as a capsize festival, with the experienced teams surviving. Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL lead in the 49ers with a 29 points' advantage on Delle-Karth/Resch AUT. The Olympic Champions Outteridge/Jensen AUS moved up on rank 3.
The routiniers are also in front of the 49ersFX. Ida-Marie Baad-Nielsen/Marie Thusgaard DEN won both races yesterday and are now 3 points in front of Charlotte Dobson/Sophie Ainsworth GBR. Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA are 3rd.
All ranking lists and the official report.
Friday, September 19, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
The Wave-Worldcup participants had nothing but stand-up paddling on their program, as there was again no wind on a sunny late-summer Thursday at Klitmöller, Danish West Coast. The report on the PWA website.
Friday, September 19, 2014   (Image © Ian Roman)
The Round Robin was completed yesterday in good sailing conditions. Last year's winner Taylor Canfield ISV is on top of the rankings with a 10-1 score ahead of Ian Williams GBR (9-2) as well as Pierre-Antoine Morvan FRA und Phil Robertson NZL (7-4 each). These four team are qualified directly for the Quarter Finals. The other 8 teams sail the Repechage to qualify for the remaining four places.
The report with rankings.
Friday, September 19, 2014   (Image © Claire ADB)
The opening day of the Finn Swiss Championship in Port Camargue FRA on the Mediterranean was rough. In a 25-30 kn breeze, only 15 of the 39 participants terminated at least one race. On top of the rankings are the internationally experienced sailors Peter Theurer SUI/YCB (day ranks 1 and 2), Christoph Burger SUI/TYC 2nd and Christoph Christen SUI/YCB 3rd.
The results and the event website.
Friday, September 19, 2014   
Yesterday was the scheduled start of the 470 Swiss Championship on Lake Bienne, but the wind was missing. 27 teams are on the entry list. The class website.
Friday, September 19, 2014   (Image © Tessa Wiechmann)
Markus Wieser GER and his team won also the third race of the Scandinavian Gold Cup yesterday and secured the trophy for Germany. Jürg Menzi SUI was 2nd yesterday and 2nd overall. The results. The Classics sailed at the same time the Royal Kaag Classic Trophy. Armando Daldini SUI was the winner. The results.
Wieser, 5.5 m defending World Champion is the clear favorite for the title in the Championship starting on Sunday. 38 teams from 7 nations are on the entry list.