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Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, March 5, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015   
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Another perfect day for sailing with 12 knots from the Southeast and sunny skies. The Brazilians are still running the show, yesterday with a Grael double. The five-times Olympic medalist Torben Grael BRA with Guillherme Almeida BRA as crew won race 3 of the Bacardi ahead of his brother Lars Grael BRA, double Olympic medalist. Jorge Zarif/Bruno Prada BRA finishing 8th remain on top of the overall rankings, 4 points ahead of Mark Reynolds/Magnus Liljedahl USA on 2nd, Lars Grael/Samuel Goncalves BRA on 3rd and - new - Torben Grael/Guillherme Almeida BRA on 4th. Christoph Gautschi/Jürg König SUI follow on rank 31. Lorenz Zimmermann/Edoardo Natucci SUI realised the best Swiss result so far, rank 25, and advance on the 32nd place.
The results, the event website and the videos.
As from today, the other classes of the Miami Race Week will be on the water, i.e. the J/70, Melges 32, VXOne and Vipers. The entry lists.
Thursday, March 5, 2015   
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Thaw apparently handicaps the DN Europeans in Estonia, but nevertheless, one race by fleet was completed yesterday. Winner was again Karol Jablonski POL with Michal Burczynski POL and new Lukasz Zakrczewski POL on the ranks 2 and 3. Jean-Claude Vuithier SUI won again in the B-fleet and consolidated his first place. Ueli Marti SUI follows on rank 5.
The ranking lists.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015   
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A fresher 12-14 kn breeze prevailed on the second day of the Bacardi Cup, and again, Jorge Zarif/Bruno Prada BRA were the winner of the day's race. New on rank 2 are Mark Reynolds/Magnus Liljedahl USA, while Lars Grael/Samuel Goncalves BRA defended the 3rd place. On rank 23 follows Tom Löfsted SWE sailing under the flag of the Ascona YC SUI with Jesper Sundmann SWE as crew. On the way up are the three Swiss teams Gautschi/König SUI, Wyss/Joss SUI and Zimmermann/Natucci SUI still marching in step on the ranks 33 to 35.
The results, the video of the day and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015   
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The Dutch DN Ice Sailing Association is responsible for the organisation of the 2015 European Championship, and their decision was to choose Estonia with Lake Võrtsjärv as venue. Four races were sailed on the first day partly in rain. Yesterday, there was no sailing. Due to hard 20-25 kn wind, the ice cracked on some spots, and a new solid area has to be found probably in the northern part of the lake to continue the Championship.
Karol Jablonski POL lived up to his reputation and is the clear leader winning all four heats of the A-fleet. Michal Burczynski POL and Alvikis Madars LTU follow on the ranks 2 and 3. David Howlett GBR, the new German Olympic Team Headcoach, had a good start on ice qualifying as 30th for the A-fleet. Jean-Claude Vuithier SUI, first in the B-Feld after the first race day (=45th overall) will also advance to the A-fleet. Ueli Marti SUI as 4th and Fredy Rudolf SUI as 5th in the B-fleet are on remarkable positions as well.
The ranking list and the reports.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015   
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Sun and a 10 kn breeze prevailed on day one of the 88th Star Class Bacardi Cup on Biscayne Bay yesterday. As usual, the race was extremely long. Bad luck for the winners Larry Whipple/Austin Sperry USA, who were disqualified for not having checked-in before the race. Jorge Zarif/Bruno Prada BRA inherited the first place followed by Arthur Anosov/Andrey Shafranuk USA and Lars Grael/Samuel Goncalvers BRA. The three Swiss teams Dan Wyss/Urs Joss SUI, Christoph Gautschi/Jürg König SUI and Lorenz Zimmermann/Edoardo Natucci finished on the ranks 36 - 38 among the 57 teams.
The results, the report of the day (PDF) and the video of the day.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, March 2, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015   (Image © Brad Davies)
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Light winds prevailed on the last day of Sail Auckland, and considering the time difference, most results have already been posted in our yesterday's news.
Andrew Maloney NZL won in the Lasers Standard ahead of Sam Meech NZL 2nd and Michael Bullot NZL 3rd, breaking the tie with Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED on 4th. Winner in the Lasers Radial was Scott Leith NZL ahead of Sara Winther NZL. Loïc Eisenring SUI finished 26th among the 36 participants. On top of the Finns was Pieter-Jan Postma NED in front of Andrew Murdoch NZL. Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL were the outstanding winners in the 49ers. Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL had the upperhand on Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA in the match-race-type duel in the 3-boats' 49erFX fleet.
All other results, the reports and the videos.
Monday, March 2, 2015   
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The Andalusian Olympic Sailing Week ended yesterday in a light - max 7 kn - breeze, and event with as many North Europeans attending as never before.
Very representative were the two Laser fleets. Alessio Soadaro ITA ahead of Julio Alsogaray ARG and Viktor Teply CZE was the outcome in the Lasers Standard. Evi Van Aker BEL won in the Lasers Radial with Tuula Tenlkanen FIN and Victoria Kozelska CZE completing the podium. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI was first in the RS:X male windsurfers ) with a 25 points advance on Juan Manuel Moreno ESP. The Spanish 470s, sailing the Spanish Championship, have Onan Barreiros/Juan Curbelo ESP on top of the 470 men and Marina Gallego/Fatima Reyes ESP as first in the 470 women. Jonathan Lobert FRA is first in the Finns ahead of Berecz Zsombor HUN and Thomas Le Breton FRA. The report with all race results.
Monday, March 2, 2015   
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Today begins the traditional Starboat Bacardi Cup in Miami, part of the Miami Sailing Week, as last year. 61 teams from 10 nations are on the entry list with the Olympic medalists Torben Grael/Guilherme Almeida BRA, Lars Grael/Samuel Goncalves BRA and Mark Reynolds /Magnus Lilljedahl USA as favorites, but also the local matadores Augie Diaz/Arnis Baltins USA have good chances. Switzerland is represented by 3 teams,
The event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, March 1, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015   
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After a very close race in light winds, it was 'Mapfre' with Javi Fernandez ESP who had the upper hand finishing 4 min 25 sec ahead of 'Abu Dhabi' (Ian Walker GBR). 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) crossed the line as 3rd and keeps the overall lead after 4 of the 9 legs together with 'Abu Dhabi'. 'Mapfre' advanced on rank 4 with an 8 points' backlog. The all-female 'SCA' with Samantha Davies GBR and the Geneva sisters Justine and Elodie-Jane Mettraux SUI had again to content themselves with the last place, but this time, the deficit on the winners was only 7 hours. The next hop will be the battle royal around Cape Horn to Itajai BRA. The Auckland winner Javi Fernandez ESP will give back the helm on 'Mapfre' to Iker Martinez ESP, who left out two legs of the VOR in favour of his Olympic Nacra-17 campaign.
The report and the video of the arrivals.
Sunday, March 1, 2015   (Image © Brad Davies)
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The first Sunday races have already been completed in Auckland, and the situation remains exciting in the Lasers Standard with the first five-ranked are separated by 5 points only. Andrew Maloney NZL leads 2 points ahead of Sam Meech NZL. No change in the Lasers Radial with Scott Leith NZL leading ahead of Sara Winter NZL, Loïc Eisenring SUI is 28th. The duel of the best 49ers-FX tends towards a superiority of Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL extending their lead with three race wins. Pieter-Jan Postma NED is on top of the Finns 2 points ahead of Andrew Murdoch NZL. All other ranking lists with - in addition to the Olympic classes - the Paralympic classes and the Youth classes 420, 29er as well as the Kiteboarders. Here the videos and the reports.
Sunday, March 1, 2015   
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No races on the last day of the Dragon GP in Cannes, and the final rankings after four races without discard have Stephan Link/Frank Butzmann/Michi Lipp GER on top ahead of Anatoly Loginov RUS and Ben Van Cauwenberghe BEL. The best Swiss Norbert Stadler SUI follows on rank 31 among the 53 teams.
The final rankings.
Sunday, March 1, 2015   
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Only light winds prevailed on the 4th day of the Andalusian Olympic Sailing Week but nevertheless, two races by class were completed, except in the Laser Class.
Again a leader change happened in the Lasers Standard, where Viktor Teply CZE has taken the lead before the last races today. Alessio Spadoni ITA is 3 points behind, Julio Alsogaray ARG remains on the 3rd place. Nils Theuninck SUI finished excellent 4th in the only race sailed and advanced on the 28th position overall. Evi Van Acker BEL extended her lead in the Radials women. Tuula Tenkanen FIN and Veronika Kozelska CZE remained on the ranks 2 and 3. Maud Jayet SUI finished for the first time in the top-ten (8th) and moved up on rank 24 overall. Another Swiss victory was to note in the RS:X male windsurfers, where Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI has now a 17 points' lead on Juan-Manuel Moreno ESP. Jonathan Lobert FRA remains on top of the Finns in front of Thomas Le Breton FRA new on rank 2.
The daily report with all results.
Sunday, March 1, 2015   
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The Kuwaiti 'Zain Sailing Team' won the last race to Bahrain yesterday, but the overall victory of the Monegasque 'EFG Bank'-Team with Sydney Gavignet FRA was cut and dried before the last race. The all-European 'Team Averda' as well as the Dutch 'TU Delft Challenge' defended their places on the podium. 'Bienne Voile' with Lorenz Müller SUI terminated the final hop on the last place and dropped on rank 7 overall.
The final ranking list and the event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, February 28, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015   (Image © Brad Davies)
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A passing thunderstorm front ended the day early yesterday. The new leader in the Lasers Standard is Andrew Maloney NZL ahead of Sam Meech NZL and Nicolas Heiner NED at equal points. No change on top of the Radials where Scott Leith NZL is first ahead of Sara Winter NZL, Loïc Eisenring SUI moved up on position 26 after a 10th race rank. Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA with a DNF on their results sheet remain 2nd behind Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL in the 49ersFX. The winning streak of the World Champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL in the 49ers continued yesterday. Leader in the Finns is Pieter-Jan Postma NED. All results and the reports.
No racing so far today because of lack of wind. The website currently informs on the lasts move.
Saturday, February 28, 2015   
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The Andalusian Olympic Week continued yesterday in sun and a 12 kn breeze, allowing to complete another 3 races by class. The new leader in the Lasers Standard is Marco Gallo ITA, 2 points ahead of Juan-Pablo Bisio ARG. Jesus Roguel-Sanchez ESP is new on rank 3. Nils Theuninck SUI follows on the 32nd position. Evi Van Acker BEL is new on top of the Lasers Radial, in front of Tuula Tenkanen FIN and Veronika Koselzka CZE. Maud Jayet SUI follows onr rank 24. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI won two races in the RS:X male windsurfers on Friday and his advantage on the 2nd-ranked is now already 17 points. Olga Maslivets RUS moved on top of the RS:x female windsurfers. Jonathan Lobert FRA remains on top of the Finns. The daily report in Spanish with all other ranking lists.
Saturday, February 28, 2015   
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Only one race was sailed yesterday in a very light wind, and Ingo Köhn GER and his team were the winners. New on top of the overall rankings are Link/Butzmann/Lipp GER 3 points ahead of Anatoly Loginov RUS. Ben Van Cauwenberghe BEL moved up on rank 3. The best Swiss remains Norbert Statdler SUI on rank 31. The ranking list and the event-website.
Saturday, February 28, 2015   
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In very light winds at press deadline this morning (6 h UTC), the fleet was just about to terminate the last leg of the Sailing Arabia Tour 2015 in Bahrein. The 11 teams are separated by 3 miles only and the outcome is fully open. ‚Zain Sailing Team' UAE and ‚Team Arveda' are in front at present and the overall leading ‚EFG Bank' with Sydney Gavignet FRA is only 5th. ‚Bienne Voile' with Lorenz Müller SUI on rank 11 has to hope for furious final miles to compensated the 4 miles' deficit on the leading duo. The race can be followd on the live blog or by race tracker until approx. 11 hrs this morning. The event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, February 27, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015   
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The Andalusian Olympic Sailing Week (without Skiffs and Cats) began on Thursday with a representative international participation, among others the almost complete Sailing Team Germany, and a number of Swiss sailors.
Matteo Sanz-Lanz SUI is on rank 1 in the RS:X windsurfers after five races. In the Lasers Standard, Alessio Spadoni ITA is on top ahead of Juan-Pablo Bisio ARG and Julio Alsogaray ARG. Nils Theuninck SUI follows on rank 33 among the 63 participants. In the Laser Radials, Tuula Tenkanen FIN is on position 1 in front of Evi Van Acker BEL. Maud Jayet SUI follows on rank 26. The Finn leader is Jonathan Lobert FRA, and in the 470s, Barreiros/Curbole ESP are on position 1 in the men, while Kiryliuk/Dimitreieva UKR are first in the women.
The report with all results. In addition to the Olympic classes, Youth fleets are present in the 420s, Lasers 4.7, Lasers Radial men and RS:X.
Friday, February 27, 2015   (Image © Lissa Reyden)
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Yesterday was day one of the 2015 Sail Auckland Olympic Classes Regatta with the top New Zealand boats and a number of international teams on the starting line. The results of today's races have just been posted.
Matchracing type is the 49erFX race with only three teams including the World's best Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL and Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA jointly on top after the first races. Leader in the Lasers Standard after three heats is Nicolas Heiner NED ahead of Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED and Mike Bullot NZL. Scott Leith is on the first place in the Lasers Radial ahead of Sara Winter NZL. Loïc Eisenring SUI is on the 33rd position. Josh Junior NZL is on top of the Finns in front of Nik Burfoot NZL and Pieter-Jan Postma NED. No problem for Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL to take the lead in the 49ers.
All other results, the news and the videos.
Friday, February 27, 2015   
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Moderate winds again yesterday at the Dragon GP in Cannes and two races were completed with a mejor influence on the overall rankings, as none of the teams had finished all three races in the top ten so far.
New on top is Giuseppe Duca ITA, best of the day with the ranks 1 and 3, seven points ahead of Gavia Wilkinson-Cox GBR as 2nd and Anatoly Loginov RUS as 3rd. Norbert Stadler SUI and his team dropped on the 30th place.
The ranking list and the event website.
Friday, February 27, 2015   
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Friday, February 27, 2015   
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Winner of the Doha Inport Race yesterday was again 'EFG Bank' with Sydney Gavignet FRA. 'Bienne Voile' with Lorenz Müller SUI had a better day finishing 4th. The Inport Races have no influence on the overall rankings.
Today the start to the sixth and last leg to Dubai will be given, but 'EFG Bank' is already the premature winner of the 2015 Sailing Arabia Tour. With a good result, 'Bienne Voile' has still a chance to move up on rank 5.
The results. The race can again be followed on the live blog and the race tracker.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, February 26, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015   
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Light winds prevailed yesterday in Cannes at the Dragon Grand Prix, and after some start attempts with a number of premature starters, one valid race could finally be completed. Familiar with the local sailing conditions, local sailors finished on top of this first heat with Marc Bouet FRA and his team winning ahead of Gerard Blanc FRA. Helmut Schmidt GER finished 3rd. The favorite Anatoly Loginov RUS crossed the line as 8th, Lawire Smith GBR was disquaified as premature starter. Best of the three Swiss Dragons was Norbert Stadler SUI on rank 17.
The ranking list.
Thursday, February 26, 2015   
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Race 5 ending yesterday was the roughest of the 2015 Tour with an up to 25 kn breeze and a choppy wave. Nevertheless, it was again the Monegasque 'EFG Bank' with Sydney Gavignet FRA as skipper and an experienced crew with Damian Foxall GBR, Alex Pella ESP and Nicolas Lunven FRA completed by the Omanis Mohammed Al Mujaini, Abdull Rahman Al Mashari and Abdallah Al Shukaili. With the win of leg 5, they are on a safe way to defend last year's title. 'Bienne Voile' with Lorenz Müller SUI had a bad day and as expected yesterday, the 9ith rank had as a consequence the drop on rank 6 overall. Today, the Inport Race in Doha is on the program.
The report and the rankings before the last leg tomorrow.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   
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Dying winds prompted the Race Committee to shorten also the fifth race 30 miles befire the finish line. Winner of this part of the Sailing Arabia Tour was again the Monegasque 'EFG Bank' with Sydney Gavignet FRA as skipper, taking the overall Tour victory prematurely before the last leg already. The Omani 'Renaissance' and the European 'Team Averda' follow on the ranks 2 and 3. 'Bienne Voile' with Lorenz Müller SUI finished only 9th and their 5th place overall so far will probably be lost. The updated ranking list has not yet been posted on the event website.
The reports. Today is lay day in Doha, tomorrow, the Inport-Race is on the program and on Friday, the start to the sixth and last race to Bahrain will be given.
The event website.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   
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Today begins the Dragon Grand Prix in Cannes with 52 teams from 11 nations. Favorites are Anatoly Loginov RUS or Lawrie Smith GBR. Switzerland is represented by Norbert Stadler SUI and Walter Zürcher SUI and their crews. Under Swiss flag sails also Dirk Oldenburg GER.
The event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015   
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The 11 teams are stilll underway direction Doha this morning. The intially fresh breeze has lost much of its power and has decreased to such an extent, that Race Management decided to shorten the 159 miles' race by 50 miles. This means that the leading 'EFG Bank' with Sydney Gavignet FRA is just about to grasp another leg win, probably ahead of 'Renaissance' and 'Team Averda' on the ranks 2 and 3. 'Bienne Voile' with Lorenz Müller SUI is only 9th for the moment 12 miles behind.
The live blog, the race tracker and the news.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, February 23, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015   
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The Laser Midwinters in Florida ended yesterday with another two or three races by fleet.
Christopher Barnard USA succeeded to climb on the first place of the Lasers Standard with the results of the last day, letting the previous leader Lee Parkhill CAN one point behind. Juan Maegli GUA advanced on the 3rd place with the da ranks 1 and 2. Guillaume Girod SUI as well gained a rank and finished 9th overall. The biggest fleet, the Radials, sailed two final races in each of the Gold- and Silverfleets. Brenda Bowskill USA was the steadiest performer with the ranks 2 and 4 finished first overall ahead of the tied Henry Marshall USA and Matti Muru USA. Blaire McCarthy USA remained clearlxy on top of the Lasers 4.7.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Monday, February 23, 2015   
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The SuisseNautic 2015, the National Boats and Watersports Exhibition in Berne, open during five days, closed the doors yesterday evening. BERNEXPO AG as organiser of the event draws positive conclusions with over 19'000 visitors and throughout positive echoes from the exhibitors. The reduction on five days was well received and had a favorable effect on the success of the show. The attractivity of the presented boats and accessories, the many novelties, and the entertaining program around the exhibition attracted even more as the expected number of visitors. The official Communiqué.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, February 22, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015   
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Three races by fleet were sailed again yesterday in a well-established breeze.
Inspite of a bad race (rank 18), Lee Parkhill CAN remained on top of the Lasers Standard, but as best of the day, Christopher Barnard USA in now only one point behind the leader. Also still in the race for victory is Evert McLaughlin CAN with a two points' backlog on rank 1 only. Guillaume Girod SUI stays on the 10th place. Matti Muru USA is the new leader in the Radials, with Carrson Pearce USA and Brenda Bowskill USA on the positions 2 and 3. Blaire McCarthy USA added two race wins and extended the lead on top of the Lasers 4.7.
The ranking lists and the event website.
 
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