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Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014   (Image © Alfred Farre)
In a tight final last Sunday, the winners of the 2014 Raceboard World Championship after 14 races were Ivan Pastor ESP in the men's category and Vita Matise LAT in the women's. Silver and Bronze with the men went to Maksimilan Woicjek POL and Nicolas Huguet FRA. 104 participants from 17 nations were present, among them Yves Schönberger SUI, finishing 16th in the Silverfleet (= 68th overall). Second with the women behind Matise was another Latvian, Ilona Grinberga LAT. Joanna Sterling AUS took Bronze. The report.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014   
The 10 participants in this traditional regatta organised by the CV Vidy finished the extended race couse in roughly two hours with François Bopp CNP finishing first ahead of Alain Corthésy CVLy and Pierre-Alain Rebeaud MY.
The results.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014   
12 solo sailors participated at the 2014 Solitaire on a short course off Vidy/Lausanne, Lake Geneva. After 52 minutes, Patrick Megroz CVV with his 'Magic' crossed the line as first ahead of Hostettler CVL and Raymond Detraz CVV.
The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   
Glittering water, shining boats and much action marked the past nine days of the 2014 Interboot in Friederichshafen/Lake Constance GER. 86 200 (2013: 89 600) visitors were aboard the 53rd International Nautical Show, traditionally the first exhibition to present the novelties of the next season for all those interested in water sports, and to provide the first feedbacks for the industry. The ambience in the halls was positive and most of the exhibitors were satisfied with the results of the show, according to the Interboot-Director Klaus Wellmann. Extremely popular – also thanks to the perfect late summer weather - was the Interboot Harbour with the 130 test boats, as well as the many sport events on Lake Constance. 491 exhibitors from 15 nations were present, offering a wide selection of boats, equipment, services and last-but-not-least fashion.
The final report.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   
The second Swiss boat after the Nacra 17 of Matias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI to get a nation's berth for the 2016 Rio Olympics at the Santander ISAF Worlds was the 470 of Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser. The light wind during the first days of the Championship were not the team's taste, but with the freshening breeze, they came back strongly and terminated the competition on the remarkable 14th final position. With this place, they not only grasped the berth for Switzerland for the Olympic regatta, but they qualified also for the ISAF World Cup Grand Final at Abu Dhabi UAE in November. Read their Newsletter (PDF) for details on the World Championship.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   
The team of the CN Morges (Solène Mariani, Nicolas Rolaz, Morgan Lauber, Erwan Lamoureux), winner of the Round Robin, was also on top in the Finals winning the Optimist Swiss Team Race Championship 2014. On rank 2 followed the RC Oberhofen (Jann Schüpbach, Nick Zeltner, Till Seger, Alec Hatebur), and Bronze won the SC Cham. The rankings (PDF).
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, September 29, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014   (Image © DR)
Sun and a 5-8 kn breeze prevailed at the Critérium des Surprise off Geneva over the past weekend, and 7 races were completed. Guillaume Girod SNG was the winner with two race wins and a 4 points' advance on Michel Glaus SNG. Yann Burkhalter BT finished 3rd.
The results and the event website.
Monday, September 29, 2014   
Over the past weekend, the 53rd edition of the traditional Starboat Octoberfest Regatta was sailed with five races on the Ammersee GER. Winning three heats, the clear winners were Calle Schröder/Henrik Glimmsted SWE ahead of Ulrich Vater/Karsten Morf GER and Martin and Peter Gereben HUN. Best of the four Swiss teams were Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Patrick Ducommun SUI on the 8th place. Will Wargnier/Serge Pulfer SUI finished 15th among the 47 participants from 7 nations.
The ranking list.
Monday, September 29, 2014   (Image © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi)
The 'Voiles de St-Tropez' are again a major happening with huge fleets in various classes. In addition to the Wally's or the J-Class-Yachts, there are again almost 100 Classics and a considerable fleet of modern yachts up to 80 foot on the entry list, among them a number of Swiss participants. The list of participants and the official preview. Moderate East winds around 10-15 kn and sun can be expected according to the forecasts. An ideal setting for good races !
Monday, September 29, 2014   
As last tune-up for the World Laser Masters' Championship at Hyères FRA beginning next weekend, the Internationale Laser Masters' Cup took place on the Bay of Hyères. Sunshine with an 5-8 kn breeze on Saturday and a 12-15 kn East wind on Sunday allowed to complete 5 races. Winners were Andrew Dellabarca NZL ahead of Thomas Chaix IRL and Denis Simeoni FRA in the Lasers Standard. Markus Ochs SUI finished 9th, Beat Heinz SUI 18th. Superior winner in the Lasers Radial was Mark Kennedy AUS winning 4 of the 5 heats. Seff Loosemore AUS and Keith Wilkins GBR (multiple Laser European Champion in the 70s) completed the podium. Gilbert Chopard SUI is 7th among the 30 participants.
The ranking lists.
517 participants are on the entry list of the Laser World Masters beginning on October 4 !
Monday, September 29, 2014   
Over the past weekend, five yacht classes sailed the Autumn Trophy on Lake Zurich in difficult shifty wind conditions with lulls and puffs allover the lower lake. Four races were completed and the winners were Patrik Stöckli SCMd in the Onyx ahead of Corinne Meyer SCT, who is the Annual Rankings' winner, once again Martin Zobl ZYC in the Lacustres, Gaudenz Trösch ZYC in the Dynamics and Fredi Stucki SCE in the Aphrodites 101.
All ranking lists.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, September 28, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014   (Image © Gerard Chauvel)
The Platu 25 World Championship 2014 in Antibes FRA ended yesterday with a last race without the new World Champion Sandro Montefusco ITA, who had his title prematurerly. Matthias Bermejo SUI and his team won the race and defended the 3rd rank overall. 5 points were missing for Silver earned by Tomaso De Bellis ITA. Tom Studer SUI and his team follow on rank 5.
The ranking list and the report.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, September 27, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014   (Image © James Robinson Taylor / R�gates Royales)
Late was the seabreeze, and only one long-distance race was completed in the Classics fleet with a finish line just nearby a cruise ship. The ranking list of the 6 classes.
The Dragon regatta ended already with Ian Bradbury IRL/Lars Hendriksen DEN/Claus Olensen DEN as winner after 6 races, ahead of Dimitri Samokhin RUS and Michael Zannel GER. Dirk Oldenburg GER, sailing under Swiss flag, finished 12th among the 39 teams. The ranking list and the report.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, September 26, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014   (Image © Gerard Chauvel)
Four races were sailed at the Platu 25 Worlds in Antibes FRA yesterday. Matthias Bermejo SUI and his team had a fulminant begin of the day winning the first two races, and moving up on position 2. Sandro Montefusco ITA keeps the lead with an 8 points advance on the Swiss who is tied with the 3rd Tomaso De Bellis ITA. Christophe Chaffardon FRA as 4th is already 19 points behind rank 3. Tom Studer SUI follows on rank 6.
The ranking list. To learn more, consult the Platu 25 website during the day.
Friday, September 26, 2014   (Image © Lars Wehrmann)
For almost one week now, the Interboot in Friedrichshafen has been attracting a nurmerous public. Almost 500 exhibitors present newly developped yachts, equipment and services. As from today, the activity on the water will go beyond the traditional boat testing. The German National Sailing League - the German Championship of Sailing- and Yachtclubs - runs its Lake Constant Act. For the time being, the Norddeutsche Regatta Verein with Johannes Polgar GER are the leaders As from 14 hrs CET, racing will be presented live on the Internet.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, September 25, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014   (Image © Gerard Chauvel)
After the rough first day with wind speeds at the upper limit, the situation normalised yesterday and allowed to complete three good races in a 10-12 kn breeze.
Sandro Montefusco ITA and his team extended the lead with two race wins. Tomaso De Bellis ITA finished three times as 2nd and moved up on rank 2 overall. On the way up is also Matthias Bermejo SUI, advancing on 3rd overall with the day ranks 5/4/3. Tom Studer SUI follows on rank 5.
The ranking list and the daily report.
Thursday, September 25, 2014   (Image © Juerg Kaufmann / SST)
Finishing 6th overall at the ISAF-Worlds last week, Matias Bühler and Nathalie Brugger confirmed their position among the top-teams world-wide. They not only qualified Switzerland for the Olympia Rio 2016 Nacra-17 event, but achieved a result to be invited to the ISAF Worldcup Final in Abu Dabi in early December. Their latest Newsletter informs about the World Championship and the plans for the months to come.
Thursday, September 25, 2014   (Image © Ph Lanfrancotti)
Thunderstorms and rain with a temporary light wind allowed only for one start attempt yesterday at the 5.5 mIJ Worlds, but this race had to be abandoned soon due to the slackening wind. Leader after the two Tuesday races is Kristian Nergaard NOR ahead of Gavin McKinney BAH and Thomas Müller GER. Flavio Marazzi SUI and Hans-Peter Schmid SUI follow on the ranks 4 and 5.
The ranking list and the videos.
Thursday, September 25, 2014   (Image © James Robinson Taylor / R�gates Royales)
The stormy East wind decreased in Cannes and the Classics opened the Royal Regatta with a long-distance race in the Bay of Cannes, while the Dragons sailed three short-races round-the-buoys.
Michael Zannel GER leads in the Dragons ahead of Ivan Bradbury GBR and Dimitri Samokhin RUS. Dirk Oldenburg GER sailing under Swiss flag follows on rank 14 among the 44 teams. Here the rankings.
The Classics sail in 8 categories, and the results have not yet been posted on the event website. After a Parade along the coast of Cannes, 'Shamrock V' crossed th line as first. Read the explicit report.
Thursday, September 25, 2014   
Over the past weekend, 130 Optimists and 18 420-teams sailed the Vorarlberg Championship off Bregenz/Lake Constance AUT, for Swiss Optimist participants an Act of the Annual Points' Championship.
Winning three of the four races of his group, Leonardo Finazzi SUI/SNG was the clear winner ahead of Yannis Saje AUT and Nicholas Davies SUI/CNM. Anja von Allmen SUI/RCO on rank 11 was the best girl. The Optimist rankings.
The 420s completed 6 races and Michael + Alexander Lausecker AUT were the winners, Zimmermann/Knechtle SUI on rank 8 were the best Swiss. The
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014   
A fresh East wind of up to 30 kn and big waves made the first day of the Platu 25 World Championship in Antibes FRA very challenging.
The past World Champion Sandro Montefusco ITA and his team won the first race ahead of Ingo Lochmann GER and Tom Studer SUI. Matthias Bermejo SUI is on the 5th position. 35 teams from 8 nations participate.
The ranking list and the event website.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014   (Image © Ph Lanfrancotti)
Yesterday, after a windless opening day, the first two races of the 5.5 mIJ World Championship were sailed in 12-16 kn breeze, and Kristian Nergaard NOR and his team (ranks 2/2) is the first leader. Race winners were the favorite Markus Wieser GER, premature start disqualification in race 2, and Thomas Müller GER on an elder evolution class boat. Second overall is Gavin McKinney BAH, Müller GER is 3rd. Best Swiss is Flavio Marazzi SUI (6/6) as 4th, Hans-Peter Schmid SUI is 5th, one point behind. 37 teams from 7 nations compete.
The ranking list and the video of the day.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014   
A number of changes occurred in the ISAF World Ranking List after the ISAF Worlds of Santander. The Finn World Champion Giles Scott GBR is now ISAF number one, and also the Vice World Champions Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL are back on top of the annual classification of the 470 women. Robert Scheidt BRA is for the first time after 9 years the Laser Standard number one.
Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI are 18th and for the first time in the top-20 vorgerückt, and also Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser SUI as 13th have never had such a good ranking so far. Matias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI are now on the 16th place in the Nacra 17.
All rankings and the ISAF report.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014   
As every year, North Sails Switzerland presents innovative products at their Interboot booth, as e.g. the new NorLam sail cloth, especially developped for larger yachts. Visit us in the days ahead, you are very welcome.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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   
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.
In Switzerland, only the SN Geneva and the Thunersee YC participated in the Bart's Bash...
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   (Image © DR / YCSE)
17 teams participated in the Lake Sempach long-distance race sailed on a sunny Saturday with favorable winds. The line honors went to the FlyerXL-catamaran of Eric Waser/Petra Hutter after 1 hour and 18 minutes. In calculated time, the winner was the 15m2 SNS of Alois Fuchs/Manuel Meier. The ranking list and the report.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, September 22, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014   
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 40 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 Swiss development teams Schneiter/Cujean SUI and Casas/Mettraux SUI finished in the Bronze fleet on the ranks 61 and 63 among the 80 starters.
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. Fiona Testuz/Livia Naef SUI performed remarkably in the light conditions of the first races as never before, but had their difficulties in the rough Atlantic conditions afterwards finishing 40th among the 54 teams.
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 - URL=www.buhlerbrugger2016.ch/news]Matias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI[/URL] moved up on rank 6 acquiring the second nations' berth for the 2016 Olympics for Switzerland.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the videos of the final day.
Monday, September 22, 2014   
The favorable conditions at the well attended Laser Points' Championship Act on Lake Lugano persisted on Sunday, and the light breeze allowed to complete two more races. Guillaume Rol SNG won four races in the Lasers 4.7 and finished clearly on top ahead of Asya Luvisetto SNG and Oliver Straessler YCB. 31 boats participated. Timon Kausche BT won in the Lasers Radial ahead o Arvid Nordquist SNG and Roger Moser SCE. Paolo Brichetti ITA was the clear winner in the Lasers Standard followed by Luciano Antonietti CVLL and Jannik Roempp SCStä.
All ranking lists.
Monday, September 22, 2014   (Image © Ian Roman)
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. Eric Monnin SUI was eliminated after the Repechage and finished 10 among the 12 participants.
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, among them some members of the Swiss Optimist Worlds' Team. 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. Nick Zeltner SUI finished 85th, Jann Schüpbach SUI 234th.
The ranking list.
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   
Seven races were sailed on Lake Constance off the Austrian Bregenz in a well-established up to 4 bft South wind. Overall winners with 4 race wins were Martin Zobl SUI/ZYC ahead of Veit Hemmeter GER and Markus Bilgeri AUT with their teams. 24 teams from 3 nations participated.
The ranking list (PDF) and the report.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, September 21, 2014
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. Matias Buhler/Nathalie Brugger SUI dropped on the 9th place, but they clearly reach their goal to qualify Switzerland for the 2016 Olympics.
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. Matthias Renker SUI and Adriano Petrino SUI are on the positions 5 and 6.
The ranking list and the report of the day.
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 © 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.
Sailing Switzerland – 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. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI finished the competition on the 32 place and missed as 20th nation the qualification for the 2016 Olympics this time.
Alle ranking lists, the report and the video of the day.
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   
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.