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Sailing Switzerland

Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, October 25, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
Slight chances on top of the rankings with the discard result in effect after yesterday's two races. Mara Turin SLO was again brilliant with two bullets bringing her on top overall with an 8 points advance on Nick Zeltner SUI, ranks 1 and 4 in his Group who moved up on the 2nd place after discard. The former leader Nicolas Rolaz SUI, day ranks 4 and 5 in his Group is now 3rd. The results and the event website.
Today and tomorrow, the Team-Race-Worlds is on the program. Next week, another 6 heats of the individual Championship are scheduled.
Saturday, October 25, 2014   
The Catamaran regatta of the YC Geneva has been sailed in 3 races over the past weekend with 21 Cats divided in three categories. The winners were: Catamaran 1 Aurore Kerr/Léonard Beck, Catamaran 2 Tim Bucher/Louis Pinsson, Catamaran J Anna et Livia Solari. The results
Saturday, October 25, 2014   
This year again, a number of international Optimist sailors have been invited to Bermuda on the occasion of the Bermuda Goldcup.
After two days and 7 races, Christian Spodsberg DEN is the clear leader 19 points ahead of Adam Larson BER and Rocco Falcone ANT at equal points. Martina Müller SUI had difficulties with the strong breeze on the first day, but yesterday, she strongly came back and is the best girl on the 11th place. 40 Optimists from 15 nations are on the entry list.
The results and the event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, October 24, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
Never happened bevor: A Swiss is leading in the interim's rankings of the Optimist World Championship ! Two races were sailed yesterday in a moderate 8 to 12 kn breeze, and Nicolas Rolaz SUI finished on the ranks 2 and 5 in his Group, bringing him on top of the overall classification. Best of the day was Mara Turin SLO winning both heats in her Group. Her deficit on rank 1 was reduced to 4 points. Valentin Müller GER moved up on rank 3. Among the best of the day was also Nick Zeltner SUI with the positions 3 and 4, advancing on rank 15 overall. Florian Geissbühler SUI improved his ranking on 54 with an 8th race rank, and also Livio Erni SUI gained some places with an 11th day rank bringing him on position 70.
The results, the daily report of Nicolas Rolaz SUI and the event website - The official daily report has not yet been posted, but there is a video of day one with an interview with Nicolas Rolaz SUI.
Friday, October 24, 2014   (Image © Charles Anderson)
The Round Robin continued yesterday in fresh winds, and some teams have already completed their program. The Tour leaders Ian Williams GBR (7,5-0) and Taylor Canfield ISV (7-1) are - on top of their Groups - already qualified for the Quarterfinals. Other well places contenders for the next round are in Group A Björn Hansen SWE (6-1) Pierre-Antoine Morvan FRA (5-2) as well as Keith Swinton AUS and Johnie Berntsson SWE (4-3 each). Second-placed in Group B is Staffan Lindberg FIN (5-2), followed by - all with 4 wins - Marek Stanczyk POL (4-3), David Gilmour AUS (4-4), Eric Monnin SUI (4-4), Nathan Outteridge AUS (4-5) and Mathieu Richard FRA (4-3). Eric Monnin SUI needa win agains Chris Poole USA in the last match to qualify for the Quarterfinal.
The results and the report.
Friday, October 24, 2014   
Pushed by a fresh Mistral, all teams still racing have crossed the finish line in the meantime. Winner in calculated time is the J/122 'Artie' of Lee Satariano MLT, followed by the X-44 'xp-Act' of Josef Schultheiss GER and the Neo 400 'Neo Banks Sail Racing' of Paolo Semeraro ITA. Excellent 8th on his DK4 'Kajsa III' is Rolf Auf der Maur SUI. 'Gordons' with Jörg König/Blumi Scherrer SUI was forced to abandon the race with a damaged rudder, and also 'Kuka Light' of Franco Niggeler SUI did not finish the regatta. Only 48 of the 107 starters arrived back in La Valetta in this intially very light wind race, ending in a Mistral storm.
The ranking list and the reports.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
The 2014 Optimist World Championship in Argentina began yesterday with two races for each of the three Groups, sailed in a 10 kn breeze. Favoured by his experience in the choppy waves of the Rio de la Plata mouth, Dante Citadini ARG won both heats of his Group and is the first overall leader, jointly with Dimitris Papadimitriou GRE, who also won the two races of his Group. On the excellent rank 3 follows Nicolas Rolaz SUI (4/2). The best girl is Deike Bornemann GER on the 6th place. Second-best Swiss is Nick Zeltner SUI as 54th overall with the day ranks 45 and 2 (!).
The ranking list and the report of the day, as well as the report of the SUI-Team.
Thursday, October 23, 2014   (Image © Talbot Wilson)
The Bermuda Gold Cup 2014 began yesterday with four flights in both Groups. Ian Williams GBR is the only undefeated skipper in Group A, but he was deducted 1/2-point for negligent collision, leaving the score at 3,5-0. Keith Swinton AUS, Pierre-Antoine Morvan FRA and Björn Hansen SWE follow behind with a 3-1 w/l each. The surprising leader in Group B is Marek Stancyk POL with 4-0. Eric Monnin SUI, Taylor Canfield ISV and Staffan Lindberg FIN are behind with a 3-1 score each. As in previous years, Monnin showed again that he handles the clumsy IOD quite well, defeating the highly-rated opponents Nathan Outteridge AUS, Mathieu Richard FRA and Phil Robertson NZL.
The results and the report.
Thursday, October 23, 2014   (Image © Kurt Arrigo)
After three boring light-wind days, a 30 kn plus Mistral filled in yesterday for a fast and furious finish of the main bulk of the fleet. Up to now, 20 teams terminated the race, and 24 yachts abandoned the regatta. , among others also 'Gordons' with Jürg König/Blumi Scherrer SUI.
First in the preliminary rankings in calculated time this morning was the J/122 'Artie' of Lee Satariano MLT, followed on rank 2 by Rolf Auf der Mauer SUI with his 'Kajsa III'. 'Kuka Light' of Franco Niggeler SUI has also crossed the finish line, but she is not yet mentioned on the ranking list.
The race viewer and the report.
Thursday, October 23, 2014   (Image © Icarus Media)
Fresh winds prevailed on the last day of the Student Yachting World Cup and two races were sailed. England with Annabel Vose GBR was a class of its own winning overall with a 36 points advantage after 16 races. Silver went to Italy with Luca Nassini ITA, and Bronze after a close battle to Norway with Ida Trulsrud NOR overtaking Ireland 2 points behind. As 5th, the team of the EPF Lausanne with Irène Pla SUI missed a medal by 3 points only.
The final rankings and the event facebook page.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014   
As expected, the Doldrums slowed the boats more or less down, depending on the tactical option selected to pass thru this variable wind zone. This morning UTC, 'Abu Dhabi' with Ian Walker GBR regained the first place 9 miles ahead of 'Team Brunel' mit Bouwe Bekking NED. The two round-the-world veterans opted for the most western course and it remains open, whether they will reach the southern trade winds as first. The all-female Team 'SCA' with Samatha Davis GBR and Justine Mettraux SUI left the promising corridor behind the leaders going East and lost almost 50 miles and a rank and are now 6th together with 'Mapfre' with Iker Martinez ESP 7th, both around 105 miles behind the first.
The race viewer and the event website.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014   (Image © Kurt Arrigo)
Yesterday evening at 22.42 h CET, the 100-foot Super-Maxi 'Esimit Europa' with Jochen Schümann GER took the line honours after 3 days and 10 hours. Early this morning, the 70-foot Maxi 'Ran' with Niklas Zennström SWE and 'Shockwave' crossed the finish line. The next persuers - lead by the Ker 50 'Varuna' with Jens Kellinghusen GER - are about to round the Lampedusa island, the final waypoint before the arrival. Still well placed is Franco Niggeler SUI (with Diogo Cayolla POR steering) with his 'Kuka Light' on rank 8. 'Kajsa III' with Rolf Auf der Mauer SUI has lost some distance, but in calculated time off Pantelleria, she was on rank 5.
The race-viewer, the results and the reports.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014   (Image © Icarus Media)
A fresh 30 kn breeze filled in yesterday after four light-wind days. Two races were sailedf, both won by the leading English team with Annabel Vose GBR and extending their lead on 29 points. The second-ranked Italian team with Luca Nassini ITA is now only one points ahead of the Irish with Philipp Duncan IRL. The EPF Lausanne team with Irène Pau SUI defended the 6th place.
The ranking list and the event facebook page.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014   
The Optimist World Championship 2015 in Argentina began yesterday with the measurement controls, and today, the Practice Race is on the program. 261 participants from 51 nations are present, and the key favorites are this year again the Singapore sailors.
The Swiss Team consists of Florian Geissbühler SCM, Nicolas Rolaz CNM, Nick Zeltner RCO, Joshua Richner SCM and Livio Erni SCC, and has been at San Isidro since last Thursday. Here their daily weblog.
The event website.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014   (Image © Icarus Media)
The Student Yachting World Cup at La Rochelle continued yesterday with 4 short races and coastal race, sailed in a light wind. England with Annabel Vose GBR defended the lead but less dominantly as the day before. The advantage is still 18 points. New on rank 2 is Italy with Luca Nassini ITA, while Ireland with Philip Doran IRL is still on 3rd. Thanks to a race win, the Swiss Team of the EPF Lausanne progressed on rank 5.
The event facebook page.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014   (Image © Kurt Arrigo)
Lull conditions prevailed also yesterday at the Middlesea Race, and the bulk of the fleet still trailed North of Sicily at a 1 kn speed. Only the three Maxis on top of the fleet made some progress. 'Esimit Europa II' with Jochen Schümann GER, followed closely by 'Ran', rounded the Pantelleria Island, the second-last waypoint before the finish, this morning. 'Shockwave' has lost some miles, but is still in the race for the line honours.
The three Swiss keep their places in the first half of the fleet. 'Kajsa III' with Rolf Auf der Mauer SUI, 'Kuka-Light' with Marco Niggeler SUI and 'Gordons' with Jürg König SUI will probably round the waypoint Favignana today. The expected time of arrival of the leading boats is Wednesday morning, provided the announced fresh West wind will fill in.
The race viewer and the reports.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, October 20, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014   (Image © Matt Knighton/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race )
The trade winds South of the Cape Verde Islands are relatively light with 10-15 kn, but nevertheless, the fleet advances at speed around 10-12 kn and will soon reach the innertropical convergence zone with its unpredictable thunderstorms and lulls.
The still leading Chinese 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA and the closest chasers 'Mapfre with Iker Martinez ESP and 'Team Vestas Wind' with Chris Nicholson AUS passed the islands on the East, while 'Brunel' with Bouwe Bekking BED, 'Abu Dhabi' with Ian Walker GBR, 'Alvimedica' with Charlie Enright USA and 'SCA' with Samantha Davies GBR went West. This will most probably pay off today as the the fresher breeze allows a 2 kn faster speed. 'SCA' with Samantha Davis GBR and Justine Mettraux SUI, having lost much ground after being tied in a fishing net, has reduced the backlog on the leader to 61 miles. Here the video. The race viewer, the video of the day and the event website.
Monday, October 20, 2014   (Image © Icarus Media)
The Student Yachting World Cup at La Rochelle FRA, sailed on Grand Surprises, has been running since Friday. Eight races were completed so far in light winds.
First in the interim's rankings is the English Teams with Annabel Vose GBR steering with six race wins. Ireland with Philip Doran IRL and Italy with Luca Nassini ITA are on the ranks 2 and 3. Switzerland, represented once more by the EPF Lausanne Sailing Team with Irène Pla SUI steering follows on rank 6 among the 12 teams.
The ranking list and the event facebook page.
Monday, October 20, 2014   
After a windless Saturday on Lake Neuchâtel, all classes sailed three light-wind races on Sunday.
In the Dolphins, Rico Gregorini RCO was the clear winner with three bullets, ahead of Lorenz Müller YCB and Tom Studer CVN. In the Fireballs, Liechti/Ernst were first in front of Härdi/Kohler and Giovanoli/Giovanoli SCStä. Unfortunately, the results of the ofther classes have not yet been posted on the event website, but a news text is available.
Monday, October 20, 2014   (Image © Lars Wehrmann)
The inaugural Champions' League Regatta in Copenhagen DEN, an annual final series attended by Club Champions (or the best-qualified Club) of European national sailing federations, ended yesterday in pouring rain but with a well-established breeze.
With an impressive performance on the final day, the first European Champion of Club Champions is the Kongelig Dansk YC with the double Olympian Michael Hestbaek DEN, who compensated the 10 points' deficit on the previous leader Circolo Canottieri Ansiene ITA with Lorenzo Bressani and advanced on the first place with a 0,5 points advantage on the Italian team. 'Oman Sail' with Phil Robertson NZL follows on 3rd. The Swiss representative 'Thunersee YC' with Flavio Marazzi, Linda Fahrni, Maja Siegenthaler and Patrick Zaugg SUI finished 14th among the 23 teams.
The ranking list, the official report and the report of the Swiss team.
Monday, October 20, 2014   (Image © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo)
Light to very light winds dominate this year'd Middlesea Race. The leading 'Esimit Europa II' with Jochen Schümann GER rounded the Stromboli island yesterday afternoon, but did not move on much farther. This morning, the 100-foot Maxi trailed with a speed of 0,8 kn North of Sicily. The two immediate pursuers, the 70-footers 'Ran' and 'Shockwave', reduced their backlogs on the leader on a more southern course. The three Swiss boats passed Stromboli also with Rolf Auf der Mauer SUI on his 'Kajsa III' as best-ranked in the interim's rankings in calculated time on the 22nd place.
The race viewer and the reports.
Monday, October 20, 2014   
Very light winds at the Starboat regatta on Lake Hallwil allowed to complete two races on Saturday. On Sunday, the breeze never filled in sufficiently.
Winner after two heats were the locals Beat Hunziker/Vincent Nagelisen SCH ahead of Christoph + Stefano Gautschi YCB and Jürg Rudolf/Emanuel Marinello ASC. The ranking list (PDF).
Monday, October 20, 2014   
Bad luck with the wind for the 28 Moths ready for the Swiss Championship on 'Petit Lake Geneva'. Never enough wind from Friday till Sunday to complete a race ! The wind on Friday allowed at least to do some Speed Contest runs in a 8-10 kn breeze. Patrick Jan with his Foiler Kiteboard clocking a 16.667 kn speed was the fastest closely followed by Jean-Pierre de Siebenthal-Ziegert with 16,477 kn on his Foiler Moth.
The ranking list and the event facebook page.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, October 19, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014   (Image © Corinna Halloran/Team SCA/Volvo Ocean Race)
The fleet advanced rapidly in the freshening trade winds, and the leading Chinese 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA took the most out of it. This morning, her advantage over the 2nd ranked 'Abu Dhabi' with Ian Walker GBR, closely followed by 'Vestas Wind' with Chris Nicholson NZL, was already 32 miles. The all-female team 'SCA' with Samantha Davis GBR and Justine Mettraux SUI on the last place was already 91 miles behind. Why the women lost so much cannot be found out in the complicated event website.
The race-viewer, the onboard report of the leading teams and the event website ... but apparently, there are no updates posted over the weekend.
Sunday, October 19, 2014   (Image © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo)
A record-size 122 boats' fleet from 24 nations started yesterday out of the La Valetta Harbour to the Middlesea Race 2014. The 608 miles classic regatta leads from Malta thru the Messina Strait around the volcanic island Stromboli, along the Sicilian West coast, around the islands Pantelleria and Lampedusa back to La Valetta on Malta. The only Super-Maxi 'Esimit Europa II' with Jochen Schümann GER will most probably take the line honours this year as well. This morning, in the approach to the Messina Strait, 'Esimit' had a clear lead already. Three Swiss teams are among the participants in remarkable positions in calculated time. Franco Niggeler SUI with his 40 foot yacht 'Kuka Light' is on the 7th place, Rolf Auf der Maur SUI with his 'Kajsa III' is 27th, and Jürg König/Blumi Scherrer SUI on 'Gordons' are 32th.
The positions at the first way point, the race viewer and the reports.
Sunday, October 19, 2014   
The Champions' League Regatta – kind of European Championship of Sailing Clubs – continued in Copenhagen DEN yesterday with 21 races sailed in light winds. With a row of 1st and 2nd ranks, Lorenzo Bressani ITA skipper of the 'Circolo Canottieri Aniene' ITA has built up a solid 9,33 points' lead before the crucial last races today. Phil Robertson NZL, helmsman of 'Team Oman' follows on rank 2, the local matador Michael Hestbaek DEN from the 'Koneglig Dansk YC' and Carsten Kemmling GER ('Norddeutscher Regatta-Verein') follow closely behind at equal points. Less successful was the team of the ‚Thunersee Yacht-Club' with Flavio Marazzi SUI, dropping on rank 11 among the 23 teams.
The ranking list,the official report and the report of the Swiss team. Racing can be followed live on the Internet as from noon.
Sunday, October 19, 2014   (Image © SN St Tropez)
Light winds prevailed yesterday off St-Tropez during the final race where the leading duo were controlling each other and finished midfleet, i.e. their discard result. Thanks to the superior number of race wins, Giuseppe Duca ITA won the Trophy ahead of Gavia Wilkonson-Cox GBR at equal points. Marc Bouet FRA followed on the 3rd place. The three teams sailing under Swiss flag finished 11th (Dirk Oldenburg GER), 21st (Yves Gaussen SUI) and 30th (Liz Wedekind SUI).
The ranking list and the event facebook page
Sunday, October 19, 2014   (Image © MaxComm Communication/SYZ & CO Speed Week)
No news from the Moth Swiss Championship or other competitions at the Sail-Speed-Record event this morning, ... not on the event facebook page and not on the Club website or the Moth class website. Considering the wind forecast, we suppose that there were no sailing activities due to lack of wind.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, October 18, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014   (Image © Matt Knighton/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race)
The seven teams have reached the trade winds after one week's sailing and sail at average speeds around 20 kn southwards. Today, they will pass the Cape Verde Islands, and soon after, the innertropical convergence zone, the Doldrums, will start to complicate strategies and tactics with its unpredictable thunderstorm and lull patches.
'Abu Dhabi' with Ian Walker GBR is back on top of the fleet with a 3 miles' advance on the Chinese 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA. The fleet is still pretty close together except the all-female Team 'SCA' with Samantha Davis GBR , having lost considerable mileage yesterday and is 58 miles behind the leader this morning.
The race viewer, the onboard reports, the videos and the event website.
Saturday, October 18, 2014   
'Only' 8-10 kn was the wind on the opening day of the Geneva Speed Contest, but the fastest speeds were astonishingly high. Patrick Jan SUI with his foiler-kiteboard was the fastest with 16,667 kn, closely followed by Jean-Pierre de Siebenthal-Ziegert, best of the Moths, with 16,477 kn. The Moth Class begins with the 2014 Swiss Championship today.
The speed rankings and the event facebook page.
Saturday, October 18, 2014   (Image © Lars Wehrmann)
Yesterday was day one of the inaugural Sailing Champions League 2014 Regatta in Copenhagen DEN, with teams from European top clubs competing on J/70s in a stadium-type racing close to the harbour shore. L
Leader after day one is 'Oman Sail' with Robert Greenhalgh ahead of the 'Kongelig Dansk Yachtclub' with Michael Heastback and the 'Circolo Canottieri Aniene' with Lorenzo Bressani ITA. Well performing was the team of the 'Thunersee YC' with Flavio Marazzi/Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler and Patrick Zaugg SUI on rank 6 among the 23 teams, just behind the 'Norddeutsche Regatta Verein' (Carsten Kemmling GER). Here their report.
The ranking list. Racing can be followed live on the Internet this afternoon.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, October 17, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014   (Image © Corinna Halloran/Team SCA/Volvo Ocean Race)
After passing the Canary Islands near the Moroccan Coast, the 7 yacht fleet has now reach the first trade-winds with the leading boats touching the breeze as first stretching the gaps between the boats. The Chinese 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA extended her lead on over 10 miles. 'Abu Dhabi' with Ian Walker GBR and 'Mapfre' with Iker Martinez ESP follow behind. The all-female Team 'SCA' with Samantha Davies GBR and Justine Mettraux SUI dropped on the last place with a backlog of 26 miles this morning.
The race-viewer, the report of the teams and the videos.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, October 16, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014   
Light winds prevailed yesterday and the fleet is now about to pass the Canary Islands in an Easterly breeze. The leading 'Abu Dhabi' with Ian Walker GBR is only 6 miles ahead of the last-ranked 'Mapfre' with Iker Martinez ESP. Still among the leading yachts is the all-female Team 'SCA' with Samantha Davis GBR and Justine Mettraux SUI on the 3rd place 2,4 miles back.
The race viewer, the report, the daily reports of the teams and the first video of the week.
Thursday, October 16, 2014   (Image © Robert Hajduk / AWMRT)
Winning Chicago and Lelystad NED move the defending World Champion Taylor Canfield ISV on top of the latest ISAF Match Racing World Open Rankings of October., ahead of Ian Williams GBR and Mathieu Richard FRA. The intensive racing in the last weeks with the victory in Geneva was paying for Eric Monnin SUI who is now on rank 6, his best ever ranking.
No changes happened in the women's World Rankings. Camilla Ulrikkeholm DEN remains on top ahead of Anna Kjellberg SWE and Stephanie Roble USA.
All ISAF World Ranking Lists.
Thursday, October 16, 2014   (Image © SN St Tropez)
The 'Dragon St-Tropez' is the first of a series or regattas organised by the still much appreciated former Olympic keelboat class on the Mediterranean during winter time with an event almost every second weekend in the hopefully always shining sun on the Côte d'Azur. Light winds and sun cared for Indian summer conditions yesterday, and two races were completed.
Ron James GBR took the leas with the ranks 2 and 7, one point ahead of the tied Gavia Wilkinson-Cox (the IYRU Executive Secretary of the 80ies), Alar Volmar EST and Marc Bouet FRA. Dirk Oldenburg SUI is as best of the 3 Swiss on rank 11. 30 teams from 12 nations and 3 continents participate.
The ranking list and the event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   (Image © ISAF)
The Qingdao Worldcup began yesterday in an 8 kn breeze. Lasers and 470s sailed two, the RS:X windsurfers three races. Gusts and a strong current made the competition quite challenging. Tonci Stipanovic CRO mastered the conditions flawlessly and won both heats in the Lasers Standard. His training's partner Pavlos Kontides CYP was twice on rank 2. The Worldcup leader Tom Burton AUS however is already in difficulties with the day ranks 10 and 20, leaving him on rank 14 overall. First in the small Laser Radial fleet is the previous year's winner Dongshuang Zhang CHN. Sara Winter NZL follows on rank 2.
In the 470 men, Mantis/Kagialis GRE succeeded to keep control over the strong Chinese teams on the ranks 2 to 4. The Swiss teams on the entry list did not compete. In the 470 women, the leaders are Mengxi Wei/Yani Xu CHN ahead of Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN, the only non-Chinese team in the fleet.
A big fleet but not many international athletes compete in the windsurfing races. In the RS:X men, first is the only European competitor Byron Kokkalanis GRE, closely followed by Qi Xue CHN. On top of the 30 RS:X womenh/URL] are at equal points Yunxiu Lu CHN and Olga Maslivets RUS, the only non-Chinese in the fleet.
All [url=wxw.sailing.org/worldcup/results/index.php?view=schedule&rgtaid=17541®attaid=17541#results__17541]ranking lists
and the report.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   (Image © Dongfeng)
A few hours after passing the Strait of Gibraltar, a depression over the North Atlantic brought Westerly winds and the fleet still very close together is now reaching down South. New on the first place is 'Abu Dhabi' with Ian Walker GBR, followed 0,5 miles back by 'Mapfre' with Iker Martinez ESP. 'Team SCA' with Samantha Davies GBR and Justine Mettraux SUI is on the 3rd place 1,4 miles behind.
The race viewer and the reports of the teams.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   
The Italian Lasers sailed their National Championship on Lake Garda over the past weekend. Light and unconstant winds prevailed in rainy weather, but nevertheless, 7 races by class could be completed.
Superior winner in the Lasers Standard was Robert Scheidt BRA, followed by Francesco Marrai ITA and Alessio Spadoni ITA. Guillaume Girod SUI finished 15th among the 48 participants from 9 nations.
A Scheidt victory also in the Lasers Radial: Gintare Scheidt-Volungeviciute LTU, Olympic Silver medalist 2008, dominated with 3 race wins and clearly won ahead of Silvia Zennaro ITA and Joyce Floridia ITA.
The event website with all ranking lists.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   
Last Saturday, the Luderitz Speed Week 2014 in Namibia was kicked-off. As in the previous years, this is the reunion of the fastest Kiteboarders and Windsurfers trying to establish personal, national and World records on the specially prepared race channel pushed by an optimal wind.
Already on the first three days, a number national records were beaten. The fastest windsurfer was Patrick Diethelm SUI/ITA setting the new national record on 51,09 kn. Franz Grabner AUT improved the Austrian record on 47,22 kn. Among the 48 participants are tthe Swiss windsurfers Patrick and Remo Diethelm SUI.
The event website with the reports of the first three days as well as the video of the 2nd day.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   
Last Sunday, the CV Vidy organised the traditional Season Closing Regatta. 15 boats, split in two categories, participated.
Winner in Group A (5 participants) was Pierre Fayet CVV on 'Zeintude'. In Group B (10 participants), Jonathan Girardin CVL was first on his Surprise 'Cust 2'. Alain Hostettler CVL and Sarah Henry CVL completed the podium.
The resultats.
Despite of the fact, that the sailing season is supposed to be officially over, the CV Vidy organises a regatta counting for the Winter Challenge 2014-15 on every first Saturday of the month.