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Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   
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The Delta Lloyd Regatte opening day did not quite come up to the expectations of the Swiss delegtion. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI failed in the first race but came back strongly in race two with a 3rd place, bringing them on rank 14 overall in the 470 women. Matias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI are definitely better as 6/18/10 and rank 10 overall in the Nacra 17. Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser SUI had technical problems with their new 470 and are for the moment on rank 18 of the 470 men. A reasonably good day had Elia Colombo SUI on the interim's rank 18 among the 65 RS:X men windsurfers. Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI are on rank 26 with a solid row of results in the 49ers, and they have good chances to qualify for the Goldfleet (cut rank 25) for the first time. Luciano Antonietti SUI, the only Swiss Laser, is 138th, Thomas Gautschi SUI is 17th among the 20 Finns.
All results, the daily report and the video of the day.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   (Image © Mariya Abashkina)
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Two races were completed again on day two of the Finn World Masters in Greece.
The double race winner and leader after the first day, Yuriy Tokovoy UKR, finished one heat on rank 11 only, just good enough to loose the leader position to Martijn Van Muyden NED one point ahead overall. Tokovoy UKR shares the 2nd place with Vladimir Krutskikh RUS. Piet Eckert SUI could not quite repeat the top results of day one, but he remains on the excellent 8th place. Jan Eckert SUI advanced on the 25th position among the 204 participants.
The results and the event website where the daily report and the video will posted soon.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   (Image © fabbaimages.net)
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Good condiions prevailed on the Lago Maggioe over the past weekend. Ten races were completed at the YC Ascona Cat Weekend and the winners were Sig Lutz on a Falcon in the Open Rankings and Talabardon/Wohlers SUI with the Topaz.
All ranking lists/URL] and the [url=wxw.dropbox.com/sh/qmc1aas8v6a0u26/AACdeuBH0VlaWSTqbcnrkCgNa?dl=0]pictures.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   (Image © CER)
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One week after the Swiss National Championship, the Surprise's sailed the French Nationals on Lake Bourget over the Pentecost weekend. Winner after 8 races was 'Signaterre', the team of the Geneva CER. 'Teo Jakob' and 'Indigo' completed the podium. 27 yachts, among them 5 Swiss, participated. No further information available unfortunately on the event website.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   
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Good conditions with up to 5 bft prevailed for the Lake Sempach Island's Regatta on Pentecost Monday. Winners of the 'long-distance-race' on this small lake were Reto Kunz/Bart Van Weesenbeek YCSe on a Tempest in real and calcuated time. 30 teams prticipated.
The results and the report.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015   
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Switzerland is well represented in Medemblik with the Olympic hopefuls Matias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI in the high-quality Nacra 17 fleet, Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser SUI testing for the first time their new 470, as well as the 470 women team Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI continuing their intensive regatta program. The comeback of the past Olympian Christoph Bottoni SUI in the Lasers Standard will be of special interest. Thomas Gautschi SUI participates in the Finns. The youth development athletes Elia Colombo SUI, RS:X male windsurfer and Luciano Antonietti SUI Laser Standard seize another chance to acquire international experience.
Alleentry lists.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015   (Image © Mariya Abashkina)
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The first day of the Finn World Masters 2015 proved to be challenging for race officials and competitors alike with the wind never staying consistent for more than one leg at a time. The fleet of 204 boats was split into two groups, to be reallocated for each day.
After a series of general recalls, racing got underway and two heats per group were completed. Yuri Tokovoi UKR won both races of his group and leads clearly ahead of Vlasimir Krutskikh RUS and the equal-points-trio Allen Burrell GBR, Martin Van Muijden NED and Vladimir Butenko RUS. Piet Eckert SUI had an excellent start with the ranks 3 and 7 bringing him on the 7th place overall. The defending Champion Michael Maier CZE follows on rank 9, Henry Sprague USA, age 72, is on the excellent 14th positions ! Jan Eckert SUI, 2nd-best of the 14 Swiss, follows on the 28th place.
The ranking list and the report of the day.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015   
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Good attendance at this year's traditionl Rapperswil Pentecost Regatta, but not much wind. Nevertheless, 2 or 3 races were sailed by fleet. Corinne Meyer TYC and her team were the clear winners in the Onyx ahead of Daniel Keel SCMd and Stephan Zurfluh SCStä. Walter Müller ZSC won both heats in the Lacustres in front of Charly Nauer YCR and Enrico De Maria YCR.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015   
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Good fleets participated also this year at the Multihull Euro-Cup Regatta at Rohrspitz AUT on the Austrian shore of Lake Constance. For the Tornados, is was the German Open Championship at the same time.
After 6 races, the winner in the A-Cats was Sascha Wallmer SUI ahead of Georg Reutter GER and Wolfgang Klampfer AUT. 24 participants from 3 nations. The favorites Roland and Nahid Gäbler GER won in the Tornados ahead of Iordanis Paschalidis GRE/Marc Baier GER and Veit Hemmeter/Nico Lutz GER. The best Swiss Martin Rusterholz/Leon Cuanillon SUI finished 6th.
The results and the report of Team Gäbler GER.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015   
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The 2-person youth class RS Feva sailed their European Championship on Lake Garda over the Pentecost weekend. 80 teams from 11 nations participated, among them a considerable Swiss delegation.
The medals went all to England. Jack Lewis/Lucas Marshall GBR won ahead of the tied Freya Black/Hatty Cage GBR and Daniel Lewis/Tristan Payne GBR. The best SUI team Miriam Cerutti/Enea Beltrando SUI finished 28th.
The ranking list and the final report.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015   
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Good conditions on Lake Hallwil over the Pentecost weekend and 5 races were completed.
The Spanish Pilar Hernadez ESP was the dominating winner in the Europe ahead of Martin Huser SUI/YCA and Miriam Geser SUI/YCR. Yardstick winners were Beat Hunziker/Vincent Nagelisen SCH on a Starboat.
The event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, May 25, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015   
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The Dutch Act of the Laser Europacup 2015 on the Ijsselmeer ended yesterday with a last race.
No change on the podium of the Lasers Standard with Tobias Schadewaldt GER as outstanding winner, considering the last heat as discard and heading for the shore early. Maceij Grabowski POL and Ha Jeemin KOR occupy the rank 2 and 3 overall. Luciano Antonietti SUI remained on the 20th place.
A clear win also for Jon Emmett GBR in the Lasers Radial, Sofiia Larycheva UKR and Oren Jacob ISR on the positions 2 and 3 are the best-ranked women. Zeno Fry SUI, the best Swiss, is on the 35th place.
In the largest fleet with 50 participants, the Lasers 4.7, the winner is Stijn Paardekooper NED 3 points ahead of Emma Savelon NED. Douwe Velds NED and Giona Renggli SUI follow at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3.
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Monday, May 25, 2015   (Image © Mauro Melandri)
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Weather turbulences over Northern Italy disturbed the thermal breeze on Lake Garda also on the last day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, but nevertheless, 2 races were completed.
Finishing 1 and 2, Matteo Ivaldi ITA took the overall win ahead of carlo Fracassoli ITA at equal points. Andrea Rachelli ITA and his team follow on 3rd. Jörg Hotz SUI finished as 26th and best Swiss among the 46 teams.
The final rankings and the report.
Monday, May 25, 2015   
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The Finn World Masters 2015 will take place at Kavala near Thessaloniki in Greece as from today. Never mind a faraway venue ! 204 Finn Oldies found their way to this annual happy and competitive reunion.
The top favorite is again Michael Maier CZE aiming for his 6th title in a row. Switzerland is represented by 14 Finn sailors, with the 1992 Olympic FD Diploma holders Piet and Jan Eckert SUI as well as Franz Bürgi SUI best skilled for a good result.
The official preview and the event website.
Monday, May 25, 2015   (Image © Loris Von Siebenthal)
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Saturday, the North East breeze was too strong for D-35 racing, but yesterday Sunday, the wind was moderate and six races could be completed. It was again 'Team Tilt' with Sébastien Schneiter SNG dominating with 1sts and 2nds only. 'RealTeam' with Jérôme Clerc followed on rank 2, 'Alinghi' with Ernesto Bertarelli SNG is 3rd.
In the Annual Tour rankings, 'Tilt' is also leading with a 3 points' advance on 'Alinghi'.
The report with results.
Monday, May 25, 2015   
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The Sportboat European Championship 2015 on Lake Balaton ended yesterday with a light wind regatta. Inspite of the unfavorable weather, the Championship can be validated. H. Van Dijk NED on a Smile is the Champion ahead of Sukru Sanus TUR with his Farr 25 OD and Piotr Adamowicz POL on a Cors T2. Michael Tobler SUI lost two ranks in the last race and concludes the Championship on his Saphire 27 as 7th overall.
The ranking list and the event website.
Monday, May 25, 2015   
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The North Easterly was too strong over the past weekend to sail the traditional Coupe du petit lac of the SN Geneva on Saturday, but it allowed at least to run the ACVL and Grand Surprise Criterium on Sunday, and five races were completed.
'Little Nemo 2' of Bernard Borter won all 5 heats. 'Mea Huna' with Christian Haegi and his team finished 2nd, 'Mobilière' of Laurent Dorant 3rd among the 12 participants.
The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, May 24, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015   
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Three races by class were sailed again yesterday on the second day of the Dutch Act of the Laser Europacup 2015 on the Ijsselmeer.
Tobias Schadewaldt GER is the outstanding leader in the Lasers Standard with an impressive series of 1sts and 2nds, clearly ahead of the tied Maciej Grabowski POL and Ha Jeemin KOR on 2nd and 3rd. Luciano Antonietti SUI advanced on the 20th place.
Already 25 points is the advance of Jon Emmett GBR in the Lasers Radial. Daphne van der Vaart NED new on rank 2 is the best woman. Oren Jacob ISR follows on the 3rd place. The best Swiss Zeno Fry is on the 28th position.
The new leader in the Lasers 4.7 is Stijn Paardekooper NED with Douwe Velds NED and Emma Savelon NED completing the leading Dutch trio. Giona Renggli SUI keeps the good 5th interim's place.
All ranking lists.
Sunday, May 24, 2015   (Image © Mauro Melandri)
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The Lake Garda thermal breeze was back yesterday after a windless first day at the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, and three races were completed.
First on the end of the day was John Den Engelsman NED and his team with a constant row of results (4/3/3) 3 points ahead of Carlo Fracassoli ITA on 2nd and Ricardo Simoneschi ITA on 3rd. The best Swiss Jörg Hotz and his team are on rank 17 among the 47 participants.
The ranking list and the report of the day.
Sunday, May 24, 2015   (Image © segelbilder.de)
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Over 600 youth sailors, split in 11 different classes, participate in the YES 2015 and started to the first races yesterday in light winds and sun.
Easy game for the internationally experienced Philipp Buhl GER, winning all three races in the Lasers Standard. Hanne Jansch GER leads in the Lasers Radial women and Julia Büsselberg GER is on top of the 70 boats' Laser 4.7 fleet.
Meike Schomäker/Holger Jess GER lead in the 5o5s, Gwendal Lamay/Luke Willim GER are on top of the 29ers. Two Swiss boats are leading in the 420s with the Optimit World Champion Nicolas Rolaz SUI and Erwan Lampoureux SUI as crew, as well as a Rüegg/Diana Otth SUI, Maxime Bachelin/Philippe Pittet SUI folllows on 4th with the day ranks 1/2/bfd.
All ranking lists and the report of the day.
Sunday, May 24, 2015   (Image © Loris Von Siebenthal)
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The strong North-East wind on Lake Geneva prohibited the start of the first races at the Versoix Grand Prix, Round 2 of the Annual D35 Championship. The wind has been forecast as decreasing towards noon, and racing is supposed to begin today.
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Sunday, May 24, 2015   
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The bad weather stays on over Hungary. After two days without sun, the wind was gone as well yesterday. To validate the European Championship, at least one race has to be completed today. Up to now, a long-distance and two round-the-buoy short races have been sailed.
Leader in the ORC calculated rankings is H. Van Eijk NED on a Smile ahead of Sukru Sanus TUR on a Farr25 OD. Michael Tobler SUI with his Saphire 27 is on the remarkable 5th place.
The ranking list and the event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, May 23, 2015
Saturday, May 23, 2015   
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The Dutch Act of the Laser Europacup 2015 on the Ijsselmeer began yesterday in apparently good conditions with three races.
Tobias Schadewaldt GER dominated the Lasers Standard with the day ranks 1/2/1 and clearly leads ahead of Ha Jeemin KOR and Aleksander Arian POL. Luciano Antonetti SUI is only 22nd among the 27 participants from 14 nations (including Brunei, Oman, Seychelles, Egypt, Hongkong, Korea), as he has a premature start in his rankings.
Jon Emmett GBR was the only one with all one-digit ranks in the Lasers Radial, and he leads solidly in front of Sofiia Larycheva UKR and Jacob Oren ISR. The best Swiss Zeno Fry SUI is on position 20 among the 66 participants from 13 nations.
Leader in the Lasers 4.7 is Rory Fekkes IRL with two race wins followed by the tied Douwe Velds NED and the best girl Jarian Brandes PER. Giona Renggli SUI had a perfect first day and occupies the 5th place among the 50 participants from 7 nations.
The event website with all ranking lists.
Saturday, May 23, 2015   
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After the long-distance race of day one sailed in rain and a light wind - see the report - the European Championship continued with two round-the-buoy short races yesterday. H. Van Eijk NED on a Smile, Sukru Sanus TUR on a Farr25OD and Vasily Alexejev RUS on a O-800 were again the ones on the top places. Michael Tobler SUI with his Saphire 27 advanced on rank 5.
The ranking list.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, May 22, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015   
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The ORC Sportboat European Championship 2015 began yesterday on the Hungarian Lake Balaton with a 27-miles-longdistance-race. The two 'Smile' yachts of H. Van Eijk NED and Martin Baas NED were responsible for a Dutch 1 and 2 result. Michael Tobler SUI with his Saphire 27 is on the remarkable 6th position among the 27 teams from 8 nations.
The ranking list and the event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   
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Over the past weekend, the One-Design-Cup took place at Immenstadt/Lake Constance GER, at the same time Act 2 of the Platu 25 Alpine Cup. Eight races in total were sailed in difficult shifty light-wind conditions on Saturday, and a good westerly breeze on Sunday.
In the Platus 25, the winner was the Lucerne Superbüsi Team of Matias Bermejo SUI, thanks to a dominating Sunday. The teams of Tom Studer SUI and Felix Dorn GER completed the podium. Here the Platu results.
In the X-99, the winner was Oliver Hund GER and his team. The best Swiss were the team of Lothar Geisser SUI on the 4th place. On the first position of the Aphrodites 101 was Klaus-Peter Stengele GER.
The official report with all ranking lists.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   
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Flying on a foiling boat, large as an America's Cupper or tiny like Moth, is the dream of many yachtsmen. Why not have a try on a Moth International at the Geneva Foiling School ? More classes compared to the last year are on the 2015 program. Hurry up to secure a place in the first course, beginning Tuesday, May 26 !
Find all details on the school website and don't forget to return your Foiling School enrolement (PDF).
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   
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42 teams participated in the CN Crans Opening Regatta on Lake Geneve on last Saturday. The smaller classes completed a round course during roughly 90 minutes, the race of the largest boats lasted about two hours.
'Surprise' of Gilles Lacour was first in the Surprises, the winner in the TCF+ rankings was Gilles Sauvin SUI, while Syfrig Harold was first in the TCF2. The winner in the Grand Surprise was 'Pump-it-up' of Alexandre Vandini. The leader in the TCF3 was 'Reddeck' of Mantero Milko. Last but not least, is was Jean Psarofaghis on his Psaros 40 who won in the TCFX class.
All ranking lists.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   
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The Kornati Cup, with 100 teams the largest offshore regatta of Austria, is a coastal race thru the Cornati archipelago from Murter CRO to Biograd CRO and in a second leg back to Murter CRO.
In the Open Class with spinnakers, Luka Sangulin CRO on an X-41 was the winner. First Open without spinnakers were Florian Raudaschl AUT and Franz Schillinger AUT on Oceanis 45. On top of the Bavaria 45 was Peter Steinkogler AUT. The fastest catamaran was steered by John Curry AUS on a Lagoon 400. The best of the six Swiss was Alain Nadler SUI as 3rd in the One-Designs Bavaria 40, where the race organiser Klaus Pitter AUT was the winner.
All ranking lists and the reports.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015   (Image © photosailing.nl)
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In our final report yesterday, we came to the conclusion, that the Optimists did not sail on Sunday. But they did ! Only the results had not been updated on the event website. Sorry for the misinformation !
Three races were sailed in a well-established breeze, and the sequence of the podium places changed. Annabelle Westerhof NED remains on top 6 points ahead of Valentin Müller GER who replaced Laila-Louise Van der Meer NED, now 3rd, on the Silver medal position on the last day. Excellent the performance of the Swiss representatives in the Goldfleet. The Dutch Youth Regatta was the first World/European Championship selection regatta. Nicholas Davies SUI/CNM sailed nothing but top-10 results also in the Goldfleet races and finished 8th overall. Not far behind was Nick Zeltner SUI/RCO as 11th, Joshua Richter SUI/SCM is 16th., Jann Schüpbach SUI/RCO 19th and chille Casco SUI/SCC 29th.
The final results.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015   
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The funeral service for Charles Favre, who left us sadly after a fatal accident on Lake Geneva last Thursday, will take place tomorrow Wednesday in Lausanne, St-Rédempteur Church, at 14.30 hrs.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, May 18, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015   (Image © Bob Greiser / Congressional Cup / WMRT)
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Yesterday, the Repechage was completed with - as reported yesterday already - Ian Williams GBR and Keith Swinton AUS as Quarter finalists. Winners in the subsequent matches of the last eight were Ian Williams GBR, Phil Robertson NZL, Taylor Canfield ISV and Björn Hansen SWE, and in the Semi Finals, Robertson had the upper-hand on Williams, and Canfield defeated Hansen. The Final went in favor of Canfield ISV winning over Robertson NZL and defending the prestigious Congressional Cup. Eric Monnin SUI finished the first World Tour event 2015 on rank 9.
The
results, the daily report and the videos.
Monday, May 18, 2015   
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Apparently, the Optimists did not sail on the final day of the Dutch Youth Regatta, as the overall rankings after 10 races have not been modified. Annabelle Westerhof NED was first at equal points with the second Lila-Louise Van der Meer NED followed by Valentin Müller GER on 3rd. Nick Zeltner SUI as 11tha and Nicholas Davies 12th posted excellent results among the 400 Optimist sailors.
First overall in the Lasers 4.7 after yesterday's races was Stijn Paardekooper NED ahead of Emma Savelon NED, Gauthier Verhulst SUI finished on the good 5th position, Yvette Bouwman SUI follows on rank 26.
Peter Janezic/Anze Podlogar SLO made everything clear with three race wins yesterday in the 29ers, finishing with a 14 points' advance on Gwendal Nael/Pierre Tydgat FRA. Wolf Van Cauwenberghe/Romain Defferard SUI finished 10th in the 51 boats' fleet.
All other results and the event website.
Monday, May 18, 2015   (Image © Marc Bow / Volvo Ocean Race)
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The start to leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race across the North Atlantic Ocean to Lisbon was given yesterday in Newport RI in sun and a light 10 kn breeze. This morning after 12 hours' racing, the all-female team 'SCA' with Samantha Davies GBR (and Elodie-Jane Méttraux SUI) lead the fleet 0,7 miles ahead of 'Mapfre' (Iker Martinez ESP) and 1,2 miles in front of 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA). For the moment, the conditions are moderate, but within the next 24 hours, the six teams will for the first time be shaken by a front with fresh winds.
The race viewer, the report and the video of the start.
Monday, May 18, 2015   (Image © Jean Souville)
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Almost 1200 windsurfer participated over the past weekend at the Défi Wind at Gruissan on the French Mediterranean coast. A fresh Tramontana breeze of up to 50 kn made racing spectacular. Here the impressive video of the mass start. Among the participants were also PWA-Professionals such as Antoine Albeau FRA, Björn Dunkerbeck SUI or Sara-Quita Offringa NED. The overall win however went to Pierre Montefon FRA. Karin Jaggi SUI performed quite well in the large fleet finishing 84th and 4th woman.
The ranking list and the event website with more videos on this big event.
Monday, May 18, 2015   
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Three races were sailed on lower Lake Zurich over the past weekend at the Yngling Spring Trophy. Patrick Haag SCRG and his team were the winners ahead of Micha Lehmann TYC and Thomas Beck TYC with their teams.
The final rankings.
Monday, May 18, 2015   (Image © Pierrick Contin)
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The Grand Prix de l'Ecole Navale ended yesterday in light winds, and only the Longtzes and Mach 650 could terminate another race.
The victory in the Diam24 remains therefore with Franck Cammas FRA, ahead of Xavier Revil FRA and Damien Iehl FRA. Bernard Stamm SUI follows on rank 23. His unsuccessful regatta was crowned with a disqualification having infringed a resticted area.
In the J/80, Martin Bertrand FRA was the winner ahead of Hervé Leduc FRA and Eric Brezellec FRA.
All ranking lists, the reports and the videos.
Monday, May 18, 2015   (Image © Max Ranchi)
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Winning the last race yesterday, Edoardo Lupi ITA (with Lorenzo Brenzani ITA as tactician) climbed on top of the final rankings of the Melges 32 European Sailing Series Round two at Porto Venere ITA. Giangiacomo Serena ITA/Branko Brcin SLO and Dalton DeVos USA (Jonathan McKee USA) complete the podium. With a 4th race rank, Alec Cutler BER (with Chris Rast SUI/USA) moved up on rank 5.
The ranking list and the report of the day.
Monday, May 18, 2015   
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The Dinghy sailors of the SC Hallwil sailed a best off regatta in four races ranked according the Swiss Sailing Yardstick. Jean-Pierre Weber SCH with his Finn finished first ahead of the 5o5 of Samuel + Reto Zubler SCH. The ranking list.
Monday, May 18, 2015   (Image © Peter Schmidle)
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The thermal breeze on Lake Lugano was late, but nevertheless, two more races were completed yesterday. Despite of a downer in the last race, Michel Glaus/Jean-Marc Monnard/C.Ganz/N. Wyler SNG finished as Surprise Class Swiss Champions 2015 ahead of Gastone Farolfi CVLL and Nicolas Groux CNV. 28 teams from Switzerland and Austria participated.
The final rankings.
Monday, May 18, 2015   (Image © Nicolas Jutzi)
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With a convincing row of 1st and 2nd places, Nils Palmieri and his team were the winners of the M2 GP d'Estavayer, second Act of the M2 Catamaran Annual Championship, after 8 races sailed sailed in sun and light winds. Christophe Péclard CNV and Nicolas Rossier with their teams completed the podium.
The results and the report.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, May 17, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015   
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The Split race course area offered a variety of conditions during the last three races of the Finn European Championship Qualification Series. The day began with a race in a moderate wind and a strong current within the archipelago. For the second race, the breeze freshened to 17 kn, and the third race was sailed in a light wind.
It was the Croatian Ivan Klijakovic's day taking the overall lead on his home waters two points ahead of his last opponent for the title Josh Junior NZL. Whoever is ahead in today's Medal Race will be Champion. Vasilij Zbogar SLO on rank 3 is six points ahead of Ed Wright GBR. In the duel for the Youth title, Arkadiy Kistanov RUS on rank 5 has a 6 points' advance on the defending champion Jake Lilley AUS.
Not in the Medal Race are Andrew Murdoch NZL (rank 11) and the Olympic medalist Pieter-Jan Postma (rank 25). The only Swiss Thomas Gautschi SUI is on the final 67th place.
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Sunday, May 17, 2015   (Image © Bob Greiser / Congressional Cup / WMRT)
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Another rain front passed yesterday morning and racing was delayed till afternoon, when a 15-18 kn seabreeze filled in and provided for excellent conditions to conclude the Round Robin and start the Repechage with, surprisingly, the World Champion Ian Williams GBR and Eric Monnin SUI, who lost the last two Round Robin duels. Directly qualified for the Quarter Finals were Taylor Canfield ISV, Reuben Corbett NZL, Phil Robertson NZL, Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN, Björn Hansen SWE and Chris Steele USA. Three of the five Repechage rounds have been sailed, with Ian Williams GBR and Keith Swinton AUS uncatchably leading 3-0. Eric Monnin SUI (1-2) has to content himself with rank 9.
The results, the report and the videos.
Sunday, May 17, 2015   (Image © photosailing.nl)
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The Qualifier Series were concluded yesterday in a well-established breeze.
The 400 Optimists will be divided in Gold-, Silver-, Bronze- and Emeraldfleets for the final races today. Dutch girls control the rankings after 10 races with Annabelle Westerhof NED and Laila-Louise Van der Meer NED on rank 1 at equal points. Valentin Müller GER on rank 3 is 3 points behind. The best Swiss Nick Zeltner SUI is 11th and Nicholas Davies SUI 12th, both with a race win yesterday. With 9 participants, the Swiss delegation in the Goldfleet is the second-largest behind Germany. The Optimist rankings.
Emma Savelon NED remains solid first in the Lasers 4.7 with a 24 points' lead. Gauthier Verhulst SUI moved up on rank 5.
The leading duo in the 29ers, Peter Janezic/Anze Podlogar SLO and 3 points back Gwendal Nael/Pierre Tydgat FRA extended their lead and will duel for the overall victory today. Wolf Van Cauwenberghe/Romain Defferard SUI stay on the good 7th place, inspite of a difficult day with an abandoned race.
All other ranking lists. 9 youth classes are racing in total.
Sunday, May 17, 2015   
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The Surprise Swiss Championship on Lake Lugano continued yesterday with three races in a thermal breeze around 10 kn. The leading youngsters of the Stefano Doninelli CVLL team had a bad day including a premature start and Michel Glaus SNG, best of the day, is now the new leader, 8 points ahead of Gastone Farolfi CVLL before the last races today.
The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, May 16, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015   
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18-20 kn yesterday after three light-wind days at the Croatian Adriatic coast, and three races were completed. Major changes in the rankings were the consequence and - together with the discard result in effect - new names are now on top of the classifications. Josh Junior NZL, winning one race, is back on first, and the best of the day Ivan Klijakovic CRO is now 2nd with a 6 points' backlog. Vasilij Zbogar SLO. new on 3rd, made also a considerable jump forward. Arkadiy Kistanov RUS, leader during the first days, descended on rank 7, but remains the best junior helmsman. Thomas Gautschi SUI stays on rank 67.
The results, the daily report and the video of the day.
Saturday, May 16, 2015   
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During a training session with his A-Cat multihull on Lake Geneva last Thursday, Charles Favre (54) was overturned in a gust. Rescue and first aid was present within a short time but the reanimation was sadly not successfull.
Two-times Olympian on the 470 and Tornado, multiple Swiss Champion in a number of dinghy, keelboat and multihull classes, 'Carlito' was one of the most successful Swiss sailors of the past decades. His passion for sail racing has been legendary since his time as youth sailor, and all who knew him will never forget the good time with him on the water and ashore. The Swiss sailing sport has lost one of its very important personalities. Deepest condolences, above all to his family.
Saturday, May 16, 2015   (Image © Valentin van Duijvendijk)
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Perfect conditions on the second day of the Dutch Youth Regatta on the Ijsselmeer allowed to sail the full program.
The Optimists completed four races, and Rok Verderber SLO is the new leader 2 points ahead of the 2nd-ranked and first girl Jodie Lai SIN. Annabelle Westerhof NED advanced on rank 3, Valentin Müller GER follows as 4th. Good results of the Swiss team with Nick Zeltner SUI on the 12th place, Martina Müller as 16th, Nicholas Davies SUI as 17th and Maxime Thommen SUI as 20th among the 400 participants. The Optimist ranking list.
Emma Savelon NED has a 35 points' lead in the Lasers 4.7 ahead of Stijn Paardekooper NED and Lieze Ravelingien BEL. Gauthier Verhulst SUI advanced on rank 9, Yvette Bouwmann SUI moved up on rank 18.
In the 29ers, Janezic/Podlogar SLO remain first 2 points ahead of Nael/Tydgat FRA, as best of the day the new 2nd-ranked. Lamay/Willim GER follow as 3rd. Wolf Van Cauwenberghe/Romain Defferard SUI are well-positioned on rank 7.
All ranking lists of the 9 youth classes sailing.
Saturday, May 16, 2015   (Image © Bob Greiser / LBYC / WMRT)
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Behind the rain front having passed California two days ago, the weather remained wet and calm yesterday and racing was suspended. The Race Committee decided to cancel the second Round Robin and conclude the qualifications with the remaining two Round Robin 1 flights today. The first six teams will qualify directly for the Quarter Finals, while the ranks 7 to 12 will duel in a Repechage for the remaining two slots in the Quarters.
Taylor Canfield ISV (8-2), as well as the tied Ian Williams GBR and Phil Robertson NZL (6-3 each) are thru. Five teams, including Eric Monnin SUI fight today for the remaining three direct tickets for the next round. Monnin faces two difficult encounters with Björn Hansen SWE and Keith Swinton AUS.
The daily report and an entertaining drone video.
Saturday, May 16, 2015   
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Rain and calms on day two of the Surprise Swiss Championship on Lake Lugano and no racing. Leader after three heats on the opening day is the youth team of Stefano Doninelli CVLL ahead of Michel Glaus SNG and the tied Sacha De Micheli CVLL and Matthieu Cadei CNV. The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, May 15, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015   
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The wind was again very light with 7-8 kn, but on the final downwind of the only race started, a sudden gust hit the fleet from behind, and mixed up the rankings substantially. Deniss Karpak EST, leader during the whole race, just saved his first place, but on the ranks 2 and 3 appeared in the last moment Zsombor Berecz HUN and Ondrej Teply CZE. The surprising youth sailor Arkadiy Kistanov RUS made the best of it finishing 8th, and succeeded to extend his overall lead to 11 points already. Josh Junior NZL and Ioannis Mitakis GRE are the first persuers. The favorites are not yet really in the race. The Olympic medalist Pieter-Jan Postma NED e.g. is on the 30th place. Fresher winds have been announced for today, and some of the familiar names will probably pop up in the rankings. Thomas Gautschi SUI remains on rank 66.
The ranking list, the daily report and the videos.
Friday, May 15, 2015   (Image © photosailing.nl)
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The Dutch Youth Regatta 2015 began yesterday on the Ijsselmeer in good sailing conditions with 9 Youth Classes and almost 600 participants on the entry lists.
With 400 entrants, the Optimists are once more the largest fleet. First after the three races of the opening day is Zeger den Boestet NED, winning all heats of his group, ahead of Rok Verderber SLO and Valentin Müller GER. Jodie Lai SIN on rank 4 is the best girl. The Swiss Optimist sailors performed remarkably in this large fleet with the ranks 5 (Leonardo Finazzi SUI, with a race win), 7 (Nick Zeltner SUI), 11 (Maxime Thommen SUI) and 17 (Felix Baudet SUI).
In the Lasers 4.7, Piet-Hein Kraan NED is on top ahead of Emma Savelon NED. The best Swiss Gauthier Verhulst SUI follows on rank 15. Kevin Bonvie BEL leads in the Lasers Radial, as he was one of the few that rounded the first mark correctly.
In the 29ers, the favorites Janezic/Podlogar SLO have taken the lead. Wolf Van Cauwenberghe/Romain Defferard SUI, won the first race and are on position 5 at the end of the first day.
All other rankinglists and the event website.
Friday, May 15, 2015   (Image © Bob Grieser)
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Rain and a passing perturbation interfered with the Congressional Cup Round Robin planning, but before and after the rain showers, five flights could be completed.
Leader overall at the end of the second day is Taylor Canfield ISV with an 8-2 w/l score ahead of Phil Robertson NZL and Ian Williams GBR with 6-3. Five teams follow with 5 wins, among them Eric Monnin SUI and his team, defeating for the first time Ian Williams GBR. The Swiss have good chances to qualify for the Quarter Finals today, but two tough opponents - Björn Hansen SWE and Keith Swinton AUS - also closely fighting for the best eight are on their program.
The results, the official report and the video of the day.
Friday, May 15, 2015   (Image © fotozambra)
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Excellent conditions with a 10 - 13 kn breeze prevailed yesterday on Lake Lugano for the first three races of the 2015 Championship. The CV Lago di Lugano club president Andrea Colombo CVLL lead the way winning the first race ! Races 2 and 3 went to Michel Glaus SNG and Stefano Doninelli CVLL. First in the interim's rankings are the youngsters Doninelli/Baranzini/Colombo/Orsatti CVLL already 5 points ahead of Michel Glaus SNG. Tied on 3rd are Sacha De Micheli CVLL and Matthieu Cadei CNV. The event website.
Friday, May 15, 2015   
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Today begins the second Act of the Melges 32 European Sailing Series 2015 at Porto Venere on the exit of La Spezia Bay ITA. As always, a number of well-known professionals are calling tactics on these owner-driven boats such as Francesco Bruni ITA, Ray Davies USA, Vasco Vascotto ITA or Chris Rast SUI/USA, the latter with Alec Cutler BER, one of the favorites. 18 Teams from 7 nations are on the entry list. Theofficial preview.
 
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