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Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   
The 9 teams sailed three short races in the Bay of Hyères yesterday in a 12-15 kn wind. With the transfer race from Gruissan to Hyères neutralised, everything seemed to bend in favor of 'Courrier Dunkerque', but winning all three races yesterday, Franck Cammas FRA and his 'Groupama'-Team substantially reduced the backlog on rank 1. Provided 'Groupama' repeats this success in the two short races and the coastal race in the Bay of Hyères, the close duel for the overall victory will hold on. The fight for rank 3 is equally exciting, as 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Troussel FRA is only one point ahead of 'Oman Sail' with Sydney Gavignet FRA. 'Ville de Genève' with Nicolas Groux FRA remains on rank 5 after a moderate day. The ranking list, the daily report and the videos.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt)
Summery weather with very light winds prevailed at the Moth Worlds in Hayling Island GBR. Nevertheless, the group 'Yellow' completed two, the group 'Blue' one race so that the Qualification Series to split the fleet in a Gold and Silver Round could be completed after 5 races. On top at equal points are Robert Greenhalgh GBR and Chris Rashley GBR. Nathan Outteridge AUS, with his first race win yesterday, follows on rank 3. Another race winner was Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI, who advanced on rank 12 overall as best non-AUS/GBR. Three more Swiss will continue the Championship in the Goldfleet: Chris Rast SUI (rank 17), Jean-Pierre de Siebenthal SUI (35), David Holenweg SUI (36). Among the Gold qualifiers is also Sébastien Col FRA (34).
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The stormy Tramontana with up to 40 kn prompted the Race Management to neutralize the conveyance race from Gruissan to Hyères, cruising in safety mode during the transfer. Nevertheless, the 9 yachts progressed at an average speed exceeding 12 kn ! Today, three short races will be sailed in the Bay of Hyères. 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA still leads ahead of 'Groupama 34' with Franck Cammas FRA and 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel ' with Nicolas Troussel FRA. 'Ville de Genève' with Nicolas Groux SUI follows on rank 5.
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Marc Fredon)
Favorable conditions prevailed on Sunday at Nernier/Lake Geneva FRA for the Grand-Surprise Criterium. Winner after three races was René Favre FRA, ranks 2-2-1 ahead of Bernard Schopfer CVSNG and Vananty Bernard FRA (1-1-DSQ). 12 teams participated. The ranking list.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Marc Fredon)
On Saturday, the traditional 6 hours' race at Nernier/Lake Geneva FRA took place with 80 teams participating to sail the longest possible mileage between two marks moored at long distance. The Psaros 33 'Rajin' of Philippe Bertherat SUI as overall winner completed four rounds. All ranking lists.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   
Yesterday, on a lovely summer day, was the first day of the 6 m IJ European Championship in Falmouth GBR after the tune-up races ending on Saturday (see sailing-new of Sunday). Two races were completed after a start postponement.
First in the Classics is the English 'Titia' after disqualification of the USA 'Lucie' in the first raced. In the 'Modernes', the defending champion 'Valhalla' GBR has taken the lead ahead of 'Blade Runner' CAN. 'Sophie II' with Hugo Stenbeck SUI follows on rank 8. Beat Furrer SUI with his 'Temptation' is on the 10th position.
All ranking lists and the daily report.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   
Today begins the ISAF Match Racing Youth World Championship in Helsinki FIN, open for matchracers under age 23. Favorite is the ISAF World Ranking nbr 12 Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN, age 20, with Chris Steele NZL as main challenger. Switzerland ist represented by Nelson Mettraux SUI. The preview.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
Perfect conditions for the Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam again on day 3. Yesterday, the Freestyle competition was on the program. Karolina Winkowska POL was first in the women's category, Liam Whaley GBR first in the men's. The total 6 hours' event can be reviewed on www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZP5IG1ZWlw]video[/URL] ! Today, Slalom eliminations are scheduled, with Julien Kerneur FRA as Men's interims' leader and Bibiana Magaji SVK as Women's interims' leader after four runs. Manuela Jungo SUI is 5th. The report with results and the event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, July 21, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt)
The variable light winds stayed on during the second day of the Moth Worlds. Group 'yellow' completed the cancelled second race of Saturday and added two more races. Group 'blue' had enough wind for just one race, and the consolidated rankings contain only three races, with a discard of the worst race already considered.
Robert Greenalgh GBR and Chris Rashley GBR lead with two race wins each, Also tied are Josh McKnight AUS and Scott Babbage AUS on rank 3. Nathan Outteridge AUS, discarding the race 1 'did-not-compete', is now on the 5th place. The best non English or Australian is Chris Rast SUI on the 12th place. Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI folows on rank 19. The results, the daily report and the video of the day.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
Sun and an up to 20 kn breeze prevailed on the first two days of the Travemünde Week.
Active so far were the Finns (Piotr Kula POL winner of all 5 races), the F-18-catamarans (Robert Schütz/ ? GER were the dominators up-to-now), the O-Yoles, the Trias (first is Holger Köhne GER, Mario Fattorini SUI and Axel Munz SUI follow on the ranks 8 and 9) and the 18-Footers. Yesterday, the Contenders and the Lasers 4.7 have started with their German National Championships. Leader in the Contenders is Hannes Seidel GER ahead of Luca Bonezzi ITA. The best Swiss Erich Ott follows as 28th. On top of the Lasers 4.7 are Jasper Paulsen GER and Nico Steenbuck GER at equal points. The best Girl Jara Seide GER is 5th.
Alle ranking lists and the daily report.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
Two races were sailed on the last day of the Yngling Preworlds yesterday, the last tune-up before the World Championship beginning on Tuesday. Jamin Maarten NED and his team won again both races and will be the team to beat at the forthcoming Worlds. Thomas Beck SUI finished the Preworlds on rank 3, Damian Strittmatter and his team are 6th. The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, July 20, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
A thick for did not allow to race yesterday on the Bay of Dublin waters, and the rankings did not change on the last day. This meant for the first time an international title for Romania with Ebru Bolat ROM as clear winner in the Optimist Girls with a 28 points lead ! Two years ago, she finished on rank 99 among the 105 participants, but the intensive training in Slovenia and the growing experience age-wise brought her on top. Iset Seguira ESP won Silver and only 4 points farther back is Martina Müller SUI on 3rd, the first medal ever for Switzerland. Solène Mariani SUI finished 26th.
The Optimist Boys' title goes to Enzo Balanger FRA from Guadeloupe, 10 points ahead of Kasper Nordenram SWE. Daniel Ian Toh SIN takes the Bronze medal. The fourth-ranked Lennart Kuss GER is only 4 points behind the podium. The best Swiss Leonardo Finazzi SUI finished 23rd in the Silverfleet (= 74th overall), Morgan Lauber SUI follows on rank 40 (= 91st overall).
The final report with all results and the report of the Swiss Team.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Tony Gruitt)
Thundery weather delayed the start of the Moth World Championship 2014 and the races following were challenging with unconstant 6 to 15 kn winds. The 135 boats' fleet has been split in a 'Blue' and 'Yellow' fleet, the latter with two races yesterday, the other with one heat.
Jointly on top are the race winners Chris Rashley GBR and Rob Gough AUS. Rashley finished the second race of the 'Yellow' group on the second place, confirming his aspirations on the title already on the first day. Scott Babbage AUS and Giovanni Galeotti BEL with a 2nd place each follow as 3rd overall. Chris Rast SUI is jointly with the 49er Champion Chris Draper GBR on rank 11 (6th race ranks). Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI (race rank 10) follows as 19th jointly with the Laser Olympic Champion 2008 Paul Goodison GBR. The co-favorite Nathan Outteridge AUS began the Championship with bad luck, as he was forced to leave out the first race with an average just before the start. The rankings (one race counting), the daily report and the video of the day.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Andrea Pisapia)
The Laser Standard and Radial U21 European Championship 2014 on Lake Garda ended yesterday with two races.
The dominating Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR added another race win in the Lasers Standard and celebrated his European Champion's title with a 24 points' lead on Jack Wetherell GBR. Kaarle Tapper FIN jumped finally on rank 3. Henry Wetherell GBR on rank 6 is the U19 winner. Nils Theuninck SUI finished on rank 18, Benoît Lagneux SUI on the 38th place among the 112 participants.
Pinar Kaynar TUR did not need to sail on the last day of the Radial Championship, but her advantage on the second-ranked Line-Flem Höst NOR is nevertheless 29 points ! Daphne Van der Vaart NED won the Bronze medal at equal points with the 4th Niki Blässar FIN. Andrea Nordquist SUI follows as 33rd.
The event website.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
Light winds prevailed during most of the first TdF conveyance race on the Mediterranean Sea from Roses ESP to Gruissan FRA. Only at the end of the leg, the wind exceeded 10 kn.
'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA succeeded to distance the rest of the fleet and win the race ahead of 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Troussel FRA 2nd and 'Groupama' with Frank Cammas 3rd, loosing again some important points on the overall leader 'Courrier Dunkerque'. 'Ville de Genève' with Nicolas Groux SUI had to content herself with rank 7, but remains on rank 5 overall. The overall ranking, the daily report and the video of the day.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
Variable light winds allowed to sail only one race at the Starboat District Championship on Lake Thoune yesterday, won by Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Patrick Ducommun MY, and taking the overall lead 2 points ahead of Flavio and Anouk Marazzi TYC. Vater/Kleen GER on rank 3 are already 9 points behind. 34 teams from 5 nations compete. The ranking list.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
Today by noon, the start will be given to the 5th edition of the Mini 6.50 Sables d'Olonne - the Acores Race. The favorites in the Proto Types are clearly the two round-bow boats 'Cultisol' of Davy Beaudart' ant 'Prysmian' of Giancarlo Pedote ITA. Two Swiss participate in the Series category: Simon Brunisholz SUI and Patrick Girod SUI. Girod could be read for a surprise. The entry lists, the news and the event website.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
Two more races were sailed at the 6 mIJ European Championship at Falmouth GBR. 'Llanoria' of Peter Hoffmann GER won again both heats and leads overall 6 points ahead of 'Gallant'. 'Flapper' follows on 3rd. In the Modernes, 'Valhalla' of Paul Smith GBR is clearly ahead with two race wins yesterday. 'Scoundrel I' and 'Battlecry' follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Hugo Stenbeck SUI and Beat Furrer SUI remain on the ranks 5 and 6.
The rankings and the daily report.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
Sun and a good thermal breeze prevailed on the first day of the 125th Travemünde Week yesterday. The Finns sailed three races, all won by Piotr Kula POL.
Harry Voss GER leads in the O-yoles, Flemming Clausen DEN won the only race of three competing 18-Footers, Robert Schütz GER/ ? is first in the F-18-catamaras and Matthias Strang GER and Holger Köhne GERshare the lead in the Trias, where Mario Fattorini SUI is on rank 8, Axel Munz SUI is 11th.
All results and the daily report.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, July 19, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2014 ended yesterday with the last races sailed in a 10-13 kn breeze. One, 2 (29ers) or 3 races (RS:X windsurfers) were on the program.
A new leader and a triple Asian victory in the 420 Boys with Yia Jia Loh/Jonathan Yeo SIN as World Champions ahead of Mohammad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz MAS and Ibuki Koizumi/ Kotaro Matsuo JPN ! 4th at equal points with the Japanese follows Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA. Maxime Bachelin/Philippe Pittet SUI terminate the competition on rank 11. In the 420 Girls, Silvia Mas-Depares/Marta Davila ESP were the premature winners before the last race and stayed ashore. Silber went to Yahel Wallach/Stav Brokman ISR, and thanks to the win of the last race, Ewa Romaniuk/Katarzyna Goralska POL earned the Bronze medal. Salome Rouiller/Louise Thilo SUI are 23rd.
No change on the 29er podium with Brice Yirieix/Loïc Fischer FRA taking Gold ahead of Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA and Markus Somerville/Isaac Mchardie NZL.
Franch victory also in the SL-16-catamaranes with Louis Flament/ Charles Dorange FRA. Jordi and Ruben Booth ESP took Silver and Kim Vidal/Antonio Lopes BRA Bronze.
Winners in the RS:X men windsurfers was Yael Paz ISR just one point ahead of Mattia Camboni ITA. Radoslaw Furmanski POL won the duel for rank 3. In the RS:X women, Stefaniya Elfutina RUS made everything clear with a victory in the last race, and taking the Worlds title 2 points ahead of Shi Hongmai CHN. Bronze went to Marta Maggetti ITA.
Winner of the Nations Rankings is Spain ahead of France and Israel. Switzerland is on the 15th place. All rankings, the final report and the videos of the final day.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2014 at Tavira POR ended yesterday with last race.
Martina Reino ESP defended her lead in the Laser Radial Girls clearly with a race win and earned Gold ahead of Haddon Hughes USA at equal points with Monika Mikkola FIN on rank 3. Maud Jayet SUI on rank 4 missed a medal by 4 points.
Spanish is the winner in the Radial Boys as well with Joel Rodriuez ESP 4 points ahead of Seafra Guilfoyle IRL. Bronze goes to Ryan Lo SIN. Max Haenssler SUI finished the race on rank 2 and is 10th overall.
All ranking lists, the report of the day and the videos of the day.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The second half of the Tour de France on the Mediterranean Sea began yesterday at Roses ESP with two short races in a breeze exceeding 20 kn. Franck Cammas FRA now steering 'Groupama' won both heats and reduced the backlog on the leading 'Courrier Dunkerque' (Daniel Souben FRA) to 14 points. 'Ville de Genève' with Nicolas Groux SUI finishing 4th and 5th defended the 5th place overall. Today at 10 a.m. CET, the start to the first conveyance race to Gruissan FRA will be given. The ranking list, the daily report and the video.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   
Rain and fog prevailed in the Bay of Dublin after three sunny days, but at leat again a good breeze for another two races.
Despite of his worst race so far (rank 19), Enzo Balanger FRA kept his overall lead in the Boys' Goldfleet with a 10 points' advantage on his closest opponent Kasper Nordenram SWE before the last races today. New on rank 3 is Daniel Toh SIN after a race win. Among the best of the day was also Lennart Kuss GER on rank 4 overall, who is only 4 points from a Medal this morning. Sailing in the Silverfleet, Leonardo Finazzi SUI is now 23rd (= 74th overall), Morgan Lauber SUI follows on rank 40 (= 91st overall).
Ebru Bolat ROU remains on her way to the title in the Girls' Goldfleet extending the lead on 26 points. Iset Segura ESP stays on rank 2, but her advantage on the 3rd-ranked Martina Mueller SUI (with a 3rd place yesterday) is only 4 points. But the race for Silver and Bronze remains tight as the ranks 2 to 6 are separated by 9 points only. The suspense remains on during the final races today ! All rankings, the daily report and the report of the Swiss Team.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   
The 'Rostige Kanne' on Lake Thoune, at the same time District Championship (and qualifier for the 2015 World Championship) this year, began yesterday with two races. Finishing 3rd and 4th, Flavio and Anouk Marazzi SUI/TYC are on top, one point ahead of Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Patrick Ducommun SUI/MY and Ulrich Vater GER with Frithjof Kleen GER (just crowned World Champion crew) at equal points. 34 teams from 5 nations participate. The ranking list.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, July 18, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
Some major changes happened on the second-last day of the ISAF Youth Sailing Championship at Tavira POR. All classes sailed two races in a 10-12 kn seabreeze.
Already before the last race, the 420 Girls World Champions are known, as Silvia Mas Depares/Marta Davila Mateu ESP have a 13 points' lead on Yahel Wallach/Stav Brokman ISRwho have the Silver Medal for sure. Six teams will fight for Bronze, with Theres Dahnke/Birte Winkel GER 3rd on the pole position with a 4 points advantage. Salomé Rouiller/Louise Thilo SUI remained on rank 22.
In the 420 Boys, Ibuki Koizumi/Kotaro Matsuo JPN are now back on top at equal points with the 2nd Yia Jia Loh/Jonathan Yeo SIN. Behind this duo, the points' gaps remain minor with Mohammad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz MAS as 3rd 3 points back and all top-six boats have still a chance for a Medal. Maxime Bachelin/Philippe Pittet SUI advanced on rank 10.
In the 29er, Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA have replace the leaders Brice Yrieix/Loic Fischer FRA on top, as the French suffered a premature start disqualification. But the deficit is only one point before the last race today. Marcus Somerville/Isaac McHardie NZL 7 points behind have also still a chance for the title.
On the first place of the SL16-catamarans are Louis Flament/Charles Dorange FRA 11 points ahead, and only Jordi and Ruben Booth ESP have a theoretical chance to move on top. Kim Vidal/Antonio Lopes BRA are 3rd, and will have to defend the Bronze Medal against Parent/Schultz USA 4 points behind.
The title in the RS:X Boys' windsurfers will be decided between Yael Paz ISR and Mattia Camboni ITA 4 points behind. Evgenii Aivazian RUS and Radoslaw Furmanski POL 5 points back duel for Bronze.
First in the RS:X Girls is Shi Hongmei CHN just one point ahead of Stefaniya Elfutina RUS, both candidates for Gold. Marta Maggeti ITA has the best chances for Bronze.
Spain remains first in the Nations rankings ahead of France and Israel. Switzerland is on the 16th place. All ranking lists, the report ofthe day and the video of the day.
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
Overthrow on top of the Radial Boys' rankings of the ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds in Portugal. After two premature starts, the leader Francisco Guaragna ARG dropped on rank 19 overall. The new first overall is now Joel Rodriguez ESP, winner of the Youth Europeans in Aahus two weeks ago. Ryan Lo SIN one point behind is second, Seafra Guilfoyle IRL with a 7 points' backlog is 3rd. The medal distribution will be decided among these three helmsmen during today's final race. Max Haenssler SUI descended on rank 13 after a premature start.
Martina Reino ESP stayed on top of the Radial Girls inspite of a medium day (ranks 9 and 17). Haddon Hughes USA follows 7 points farther back on 2nd, while Maud Jayet SUI, best of the day, is now on rank 3, 8 points behind Gold and one point behind Silver. But only one point behind the Swiss is Monika Mikkola FIN on 4th, and also Julia Kuehn GER (race win yesterday) as 5th can still reach a Medal.
The rankings, the daily report and the video of the day.
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Andrea Pisapia)
Reliable as most of the time, Lake Garda delivered perfect sailing conditions on the fourth day of the Laser Standard and Radial U21 European Championship, or rather UK Championship, as an English trio is still ruling the show on top of the Goldfleet. Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR is back on top of the Boys' Standards just one point ahead of Elliot Hanson GBR. Jack Wetherell GBR on 3rd is 10 points behind. Nils Theuninck SUI remained on rank 18, Benoit Lagneux SUI is 53rd in the Goldfleet. Janik Roempp SUI advanced on rank 8 (= 64th overall) in the Silverfleet.
No change in the Radial Girls with Pinar Kaynar TUR overwhelmingly leading (17 points) ahead of Daphne Van der Vaart NED and Niki Blässar FIN. Andrea Nordquist SUI is 33rd.
The event website and the ranking lists.
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Gareth craig)
Rough conditions and fog prevailed over the Bay of Dublin IRL yesterday, but nevertheless, the Goldfleet completed two races, the Silver- and Bronzefleets one race.
Enzo Balanger FRA remained on top of the Goldfleet Boys 14 points ahead of Kasper Nordenram SWE 2nd and Tytus Butowski POL 3rd. Morgan Lauber SUI is 18th in the Silverfleet, followed by Leonardo Finazzi SUI 22nd.
In the Goldfleet Girls, Ebru Bolat ROU has replaced Iset Segura ESP on top, and Martina Mueller SUI is new 3rd overall. Solene Mariani SUI is 19th.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO)
All nine M34-yachts safely arrived at Roses ESP at the Spanish Catalan Coast by truck, where the second part of the Tour de France on the Mediterranean Sea will begin today with the first short races. Overall leader is 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA ahead of 'Groupama 34', where Franck Cammas FRA will take the helm as from today. 'Team OmanSail' with Sidney Gavignet FRA is 3rd. 'Ville de Genève' with Nicolas Groux follows on rank 5. The Geneva team was above all well sailing in the short races.
The rankings, the reportsand the videos.
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Mike Partridge)
The Moth UK National Championship at Hayling Island GBR, tune-up to the Worlds beginning this weekend, ended yesterday with on race sailed in very light conditions.
Thanks to a race win, Michael Lennon GBR takes the title ahead of Scott Babbage AUS 2nd and Chris Rashley GBR 3rd. The first 13 places are occupied by helmsmen from England and Australia only, a clear sign where to look for the favorites. Sébastien Col FRA finished remarkable 20th in his first international Moth Championship. The best Swiss David Holenweg SUI is 22nd, Chris Rast SUI, winner of the third and last race of the Championship, finished 38th, including an did-not-compete yesterday. Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI, 49th also with a DNC was 6th in the last race. The Swiss delegation consists of nine boats !
The results, the event website and the video of the day.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, July 17, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
Very light winds prevailed yesterday, and some new faces showed up on top of the rankings.
Thanks of two race wins, Francisco Guaragna ARG advanced on rank 2 in the Radial-Boys at equal points with Martin Lowy BRA and Ryan Lo SIN. Leader remains Seafra Guilfoyle IRL with a 10 points' advantage. The second-best of the day was Max Haenssler SUI finishing 2 and 3, moving up on rank 7 overall.
Martina Reino Cacho ESP is new on top of the Radial-Girls, as Haddon Hughes USA descended on rank 2 after a medium day. Monika Mikkola FIN stays on the 3rd place. Maud Jayet SUI had a good day moving up again on the 4th position with the day ranks 3 and 9. a medal remains still in sight in the last four races left.
All ranking lists, the report of the day and the video of the day.
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (Image © Andrea Pisapio)
The Laser U21 Europeans on Lake Garda continued yesterday with two races. Not only two British but three are now fighting on top of the Lasers Standard, as Jack Wetherell GBR, day ranks 1 and 3 advanced on rank 3 overall. Elliot Hansen GBR replaced Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR on top. After discarding the worst result, Nils Theuninck SUI moved up on rank 18. Benoît Lagneux SUI follows on rank 55 and joined the Gold-Fleet as from today.
No changes on top of the Lasers Radial: Pinar Kaynar TUR leads ahead of Daphne Van der Vaart NED and Niki Blässar FIN. Andrea Nordquist SUI is now 33rd.
The event website with all ranking lists.
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
The North-American Optimist Championship in Puerto Vallarte MEX at the Mexican Pacific Coast ended yesterday with one last Gold- and Silverfleet race. The outstanding Jodie Lai SIN earned the title with a 13 points advantage on Ivan Shestopalov USA. The Bronze medal went to Benjamin Fuenzalida CHI. Max Wallenberg SUI followed on rank 53, Nicholas Davies SUI rank 58, both sailing in the Goldfleet. Here the results. Jannik Brunner SUI finished 23rd in the Silverfleet (= 72nd overall), Jann Schüpbach SUI 50th (= 108th overall).
All results, the event website and the weblog of the Swiss team.
Thursday, July 17, 2014   
The Moth UK National Championship at Hayling Island began yesterday as tune-up for the Foiler Moth Worlds taking place at the same venue as from next weekend. Two races were sailed in a light 6-10 kn breeze and the favorites are already on top of the rankings. Chris Rashley GBR, Josh McKnight AUS and Michael Lennon GBR share the lead with the day ranks 1 and 2. Scott Babbage AUS and Nathan Outteridge AUS follow on the ranks 4 and 5. Paul Goodison GBR, Laser Olympic Champion 2008 or the 2012 Olympics Laser Radial 4th-ranked Annalise Murphy IRL are on the entry list, as well as a number of 49er top sailors. David Holenweg SUI on rank 23 is the best-ranked Swiss. Chris Rast SUI, Jean-Pierre de Siebenthal SUI and Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI have left out a race and are in the second half of the ranking list.
The results and the report.
Thursday, July 17, 2014   
The 420 Intervela on lake Garda ended yesterday with another three races. The clearly leading Pincherle/Basharzad ITA won prematurely and could remain ashore during the last race. Carlotta Omari/Francesca Russo ITA, best Girls' team, finished 2nd. The best Swiss Francesco and Giorgio Brichetti SUI were 30th among hte 43 teams. The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
The seabreeze filled in late but strong enough to sail the two races accoring to the program.
Finishing 2 and 6, Seafra Guilfoyle IRL was again the best of the day in the Radial Boys, extending his lead on 6 points. Martin Lowy BRA is new on 2nd at equal points with Patrick Bech DEN and Ryan Lo SIN. Only one point behind follows the Youth European Champion Joel Rodriguez ESP, winning his first race yesterday. Max Haenssler SUI is now 19th.
And the Spanish Team was twice in front in the Radial Girls as well with Martina Reino Cacho ESP, who advanced on rank 2 overall. Haddon Hughes USA stays on to 5 points ahead. Valentina Balbi ITA advanced on rank 3, closely followed by Monika Mikkola FIN. Julia Kuehn GER on rank 5 and Maud Jayet SUI are already at quite some distance from the leading group. The same is true for Marie Barrué FRA, another favorite, who had a bad day with a disqualification dropped on rank 9.
Alle ranking lists, the report of the day and the video of the day.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   
The 367 participants were kept waiting for a long-time yesterday, as the seabreeze filled in lightly late in the afternoon only allowing a first start at 16 hrs CET. Nevertheless, the planned two to three races could be completed with the last boat coming ashore after 21 hrs CET !
Ibuki Koizumi/Kotaro Matsuo JPN defended their lead in the 420 Boys with another race win, but also their closest opponents Mohammad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz MAS booked a first place. Hippolyte Macchetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA advanced on rank 3. Maxime Bachelin/Philippe Pittet SUI progressed on the 7th place among the 32 teams. New leaders in the 420 Girls are Therese Dahnke/Birte Winkel GER finishing twice on rank 2. Silvia Mas/Marta Davila ESP follow 2 points back, while de Chilean Silver medalist 2013 Nadja Horwitz/Carmina Malsch CHI advanced on the 3rd position. Salomé Rouiller/Louise Thilo SUI are 24th among the 27 teams. In the 29ers, Brice Yrieix/LoÏc Fischer FRA are new on top after two race wins, ahead of Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA and Yann Thierry D'Argrenlieu/Nathan Bradley HKG. French is the lead also in the SL16-catamarans with Louis Flament/Charles Dorange FRA. Jordi and Ruben Booth ESP 7 points behind are on rank 2, Kim Vidal/Antonio Lopes BRA follow on rank 3. The strong Windsurfing nations dominate also at these ISAF Youths. Leader in the RS:X Boys is Yael Paz ISR in front of Mattia Camboni ITA and Radoslav Furmanski POL, in the Girls, Stefaniya Elfutina RUS is on the first place closely followed by Shi Hongmai HKG and Marta Maggetti ITA. On top of the Nations' ranking is now Spain ahead of France and the USA. Switzerland descended on rank 24 among the 67 nations.
All ranking lists, the report of the day and the video of the day.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © Andrea Pisapio)
Two races were sailed again on Lake Garda at the Laser U21 European Championships, Standard and Radial.
Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR took the lead in the Lasers Standard with the day ranks 2 and 4 ahead of the tied Elliot Hansen GBR and Hermann Tomasgaard NOR. Nils Theuninck SUI advanced on rank 22, after discarding his premature start from day 1.
Pinar Kaynar TUR was again best of the day in the Laser Radial fleet extending her lead on Daphne Van der Vaart NED on 6 points. Niki Blässar FIN advanced on rank 3. Andrea Nordquist SUI is now 32nd among the 55 participants.
The report of the day, the ranking lists and the event website.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © DR)
Two races were sailed again on day two of the Optimist European Championship on the Dublin Bay waters in challenging conditions.
The new leader in the Boys is Kasper Nordenram SWE, finishing twice on 2nd in his group. Enzo Balanger FRA from Guadeloupe follows on rank 2. The 3rd-ranked Pablo Lujan ESP is already 7 points behind. Leonardo Finazzi SUI on rank 77 is now the best Swiss.
In the Girls category, Iset Segura ESP is now on top ahead of Josephine Akesson SWE and Olivia Belda BRA at equal points. Martina Müller SUI - with a 3rd race rank - is excellent 6th behind Ebru Bolat ROU and Julia Minana ESP.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the report of the Swiss Team.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO)
While the teams loaded their M34 yachts on trucks for the transport to the Mediterranean Sea yesterday, the organising authorities updated the official website with summaries on the first part of the Tour de France à la Voile 2014. As expected, the professional teams dominated the competition, but it is not the winner of last year's Tour and clear favorite 'Groupama', who is leading, but the runner-up of last year 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA. For the second half of the race, Franck Cammas FRA will take the helm of 'Groupama' returning from his Olympic campaign at the Nacra-17 European Championship last week. 'Ville de Genève' with Nicolas Groux SUI and Loïc Forestier SUI performed very well above all in the short races, occupying rank 3 in the Special Rankings 'Parcours téchnique'. The overall rankings, the report and the videos.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
The North American Optimist Championship continued yesterday with the individual races, and the dominance of the Singapore sailors even increased after their Team Racing victory. Lai SIN stays on top, Samuel Neo SIN is new on rank 2 while Ryon Lo SIN is now 3rd. Ivan Shestopalov USA lost one place and is 4th. Max Wallenberg SUI and Nicholas Davies SUI had a good day and progressed on the positions 56 and 59.
The results, the event website and the weblog of the Swiss Team.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   
The 420 Intervela continued yesterday afternoon in a well-established Ora with two races. Leaders with a 7 points' advance before the last races today are Pincherle/Besharzad ITA. 2nd is the first Girls' team Carlotta Omari/Francescha Russo ITA. Romero/Fermin ARG dropped on rank 3 after a premature start. Francesco and Giorgio Brichetti SUI are 25th. The results and the daily report (in Italian).
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   (Image © Neuza aires pereira)
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira POR - record size with 367 participants form 67 nations - began yesterday with good conditions, i.e. sun and a 12-15 kn wind.
Ibuki Koizumi/Kotaro Matsuo JPN, day ranks 1 and 2, have taken the lead in the 420 Boys, ahead of Faizal/Syukri MAS and Pereira/Macedo POR. Maxime Bachelin/Philippe Pittet SUI started the Worlds with a race win and are on the remarkable 7th place after the first day. Silvia Mas-Depares/Marta Davila ESP are on top of a level 420-Girls fleet, followed by Dahnke/Winkel GER 2nd and Romaniuk/Goralska POL 3rd. Salome Rouiller/Louise Thilo SUI are on rank 21. Haddon Hughes USA began the Laser Radial Girls' regatta with the ranks 1 and 2 and has already a 5 points' advance on Maud Jayet SUI, closely followed by two other favorites Monika Mikkola FIN and Marie Barrué FRA. Joint leaders in the Radial Boys are Seafra Guilfoyle IRL and Patrik Bech DEN, with Martin Howy BRA as 3rd. Max Haenssler SUI is 21st among the 57 starters. The 29ers sailed three races and D'Agrenlieu/Bradley SIN lead ahead of Yrieix/Fischer FRA and Somerville/McHardy NZL. The best SL-catamaran teams after three races are Vidal/Lopes BRA 1st ahead of Flament/Dorange FRA and Booth/Booth ESP. Yael Paz ISR in the Boys and Imogen Sills GBR in the Girls are first in the RS:X-windsurfers. On top of the Nations Rankings is France, followed by England and the USA.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the video of the day.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   
The U21 Laser Radial and Standard Youth European Championship began yesterday on Lake Garda in a well established Ora breeze. Leader after two races is Hermann Tomasgaard DEN ahead of Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR and Elliot Hansen GBR. Benoit Lagneux SUI follows on rank 60 among the 111 participants. The Standard rankings.
First in the U21-Radial-Girls is Kanar Pinar TUR ahead of Line Flem-Höst DEN and Niki Blässar FIN. Andrea Nordquist SUI is on position 27 among the 55 participants. The Radial rankings.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO)
The first half of the TdF at the French North-West Coast ended yesterday with a 11 miles' coastal race. 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Troussel FRA was first, while the overall leader 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA finishing 2nd extended her lead slightly on 'Groupama'. 'Ville de Genève' (Nicolas Groux SUI) was on the good 4th position and consolidated the 5th place overall. Today, the M34-yachts will be loaded on trucks to be transported to Roses ESP at the Mediterranean Sea, where the second part of the Tour will begin on Friday.
The overall rankings, the reports and the videos.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   
The Optimist European Championship 2014 began yesterday in the bay of Dublin IRL with up to 20 kn wind. First in the 153 boats' Boy fleet, split in three groups, is Jacob Ahlers GER with the day ranks 1 and 3. Iagor Franco BRA and Campbell Patton BER follow on the ranks 2 und 3. Achille Casco SUI and Morgan Lauber SUI are on the ranks 69 and 70 at equal points. The ranking list Boys.
Josephine Akesson SWE is first on top of the Girls followed by Iset Segura ESP and Sedef Sener TUR. A good first day had also Martina Müller SUI on the 10th place among the 101 participants. The ranking list Girls.
The official report and the event website.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   
Winner of Act 4 of the Melges 20 European Sailing Series after two race days and 6 heats completed on Lake Garda ITA is Guido Miani ITA (tactics Gabriele Benussi ITA) followed by Vincenzo Onorato ITA (with Malcom Page AUS) 2nd and Roberto Martinez ITA (with Riccardo Simoneschi ITA) 3rd. Russ Lucas USA (with Harry Melges USA) as 4th missed the podium by 4 points, Grace Lucas USA (with Chris Rast SUI) finished 14th. 41 teams from 9 nations participated.
The rankings, the final report and the video.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   
The 420 Intervela on Lake Garda began yesterday with three races sailed in a good Ora breeze. First leaders are Augustin Romero/Jacob Fermin ARG, 6 points ahead of Pincherle/Bashrarzad ITA. Switzerland is represented by teams from Southern Switzerland, with Francesco and Giorgio Brichetti SUI as best on rank 26 among the 43 teams. The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, July 14, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014   (Image © Mick Anderson)
The European Championship of the Olympic skiff classes ended yesterday with the Medal Races sailed in a 16-18 kn breeze. The three stadium-sailing races by class in a closed 750x350m zone asked the teams for full efforts.
Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL defended their no-loss status since the Olympics 2012 and defended their title ahead of Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER and Dylan Fletcher/Allan Sign GBR. On the loosing side were the Olympic Champions Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen AUS, dropping on rank 4 after a capsize, only 0,6 points behind the Bronze Medal. Sailing in the Silverfleet, Victor Casas/Bryan Mettraux SUI finished on rank 23 (= 53rd overall).
The 49erFX Europeans ended with exactly the same podium as in the year before: Ida-Marie Baad-Nielsen/Marie Thusgard DEN defended the title ahead of Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA and Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL at equal points.
Fiona Testuz/Livia Naef SUI in the Silverfleet finished on rank 9 (= 39th overall). The final report with all rankings and the videos.
Monday, July 14, 2014   
The ISAF President Carlo Croce ITA opened yesterday the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2014 in Portugal, where the record-number of 67 nations will participate. Today at 12 hrs UTC, the start to the first races, commented over Live-Blog, will be given.
Switzerland has chances for a medal in the Laser Radial Girls with Maud Jayet SUI. Max Haenssler SUI (Radial Boys), Maxime Bachelin/Philippe Pittet SUI (420 Boys) and Salomé Rouiller/Louise Thilo SUI (420 Girls) complete the team. The event website.
Monday, July 14, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO)
The TdF continued yesterday with two short races sailed off Roscoff FRA in a 10-15 kn breeze. 'Courrier Dunkerque' with mit Daniel Souben FRA remained on top overall, but 'Groupama 34' with Fabien Henry FRA reduced the points gap in rank 1 again in the difficult condition with strong currents. 'Team OmanSail' of Sidney Gavignet FRA reclaimed rank 3. Nicolas Groux SUI on 'Ville de Genève' mastered the challenging condition with excellence, finishing 2 and 4, consolidating the 5th place overall. The reports, the rankings and the videos.
Monday, July 14, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
Yesterday, Team Racing was on the program of the North American Optimist Championship, but neither the official website nor the Swiss Team weblog contain any information.
First in the individual rankings after two days is Jodie Lai SIN. Jannik Brunner SUI, best Swiss, is 65th among the 175 participants.
Monday, July 14, 2014   (Image © fotosail.com)
The Optimist European Championship begins today in Dun Laoghaire near Dublin with 153 boys from 43 nations and 4 continents, and 101 girls from 37 nations on the entry lists.
Switzerland is in both fleet represented by full teams, daily reporting on the latest news in the Swiss Team Blog.
Racing can be followed continuously over GPS-tracking, beginning at 12 hrs UTC today. The official bulletin.
Monday, July 14, 2014   
No racing on the last day of the Finn Niederhorn Trophy Regatta on Lake Thoune, counting for the ISAF World Ranking list. The passing depression fronts disturbed the normal thermal breeze, and during the past three days, only 5 races have been completed. Christoph Christen YCB finished first 12 points in front of Peter Kilchenmann TYC and Andreas Friderich TYC. 32 Finns from 5 nations participated. The results.
Monday, July 14, 2014   
With a top performance on the last day - ranks 1/1/2 - Jean-Marc Monnard/Nicolas Berthoud/Daniel Stampfli CVVT earned the 5.5 m IJ Champion's title ahead of Kellenberger/Burger/Kindlemann TYC. The Bronze Medal went to Jan Passman NED. 21 teams from 3 nations participated. The ranking list (PDF).
Monday, July 14, 2014   (Image © DR / CNM)
For the first time, the veteran 12-foot-dinghys, long-time ago Olympic class, sailed a Swiss Class Championship. Five races were sailed in rainy and difficult conditions. Winner was Roberto Benedetti ITA ahead of Massimo Schiavon ITA and Vincenzo Penagini ITA. Björn Vang-Mathisen SNR was the only Swiss in the top-10. The results and the photos.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, July 13, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014   
The breeze in Athens has been fresh (18-20 kn) for the first time since the begin of the 470 European Championship. The 470 men sailed their first Final Series races in a Gold- and Silverfleet, while the 470 women continued in one big 55 boats' fleet.
Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS dominated the fleet with two race wins and with an advance of 28 points on the second-ranked, there is no doubt, that the Aussies will collect another title. Jonas and Niklas Lindgren FIN remained on the second place inspite of modest results (24/7). Onan Barreiros/Juan Curbelo ESP follow on rank 3. Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser SUI are first in the Silverfleet with the ranks 1 and 3 yesterday (= 38th overall), another proof that this team is sailing on Goldfleet-level in fresh winds. Fabrice and Guillaume Rigot SUI however lost some ranks and are now 55th overall.
A leader change happened in the 470 women after yesterday's three races. Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT moved on top with the day ranks 1/2/8 closely followed by the Olympic Silver medalists Hannah Mills/Saskia Clark GBR. Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL on 3rd are alreadx 10 points behind. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI had a mixed day. After a capsize in race one gathering bad points, they strongly came back and thanks to an excellent downwind speed, they succeeded to sail at top-level (rank 4 in the second race. Overall, they advanced on rank 12, just behind the Palma Worldcup winners Camille Lecointre/Hélène Defrance FRA. There are two days left to qualify for the Medal-Race now 13 points away.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the videos.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (Image © Laurens Morel)
The European Championship of the Olympic 'Mixed Catamarans' Nacra 17 ended yesterday with the Medal Race. Iker Martinez/Tara Pacheco ESP made the triumph complete winning this final heat and collected their first big win in the new Olympic class. The World Ranking nbr 1 Vittorio Bissaro/Silvia Sicouri ITA and the World Champions Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA earned Silver and Bronze. Matias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI follow on rank 9.
The final rankings and the event website.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The third leg from Granville to Roscoff ended by midnight. In a 10-20 kn wind, 'Groupama' with Fabien Henry FRA and 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA were matchracing during hours along the most rocky French coast full of currents. Only at the last waypoint before the arrival, 'Groupama' succeeded to keep 'Courrier Dunkerque' a few boats lenghts behind, and to reduce the gap on the still leading opponent. 'Oman Sail' with Sydney Gavignet FRA regained the 3rd rank overall, and also 'Ville de Genève' with Nicolas Groux SUI finishing 5th is one place up on rank 5 overall.
The daily report, the results and the videos.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
Only one race was sailed on the second day of the North American Optimist Championship, as thunderstorms over the main land inhibitied the seabreeze. With a race win in her group, Jodie Lay SIN replaced her team mate Ryan Kwok SIN on top. Ivan Shestopalov USA remained on rank 3. With his best race so far (rank 19), Jannik Brunner SUI advanced on the 65th place. Nicholas Davies SUI (rank 80), Jann Schüpbach SUI (rank 89) and Max Wallenberg SUI (rank 95) steyed in the top-100 among the 175 participants.
The results, the event website and the report of the Swiss Team.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (Image © Max Ranchi)
The 4th Act of the Melges European Sailing Series began on Lake Garda yesterday with three races. With 41 teams from 9 nations and 3 continents, this is the largest event of this new class in Europe. Dario Levi ITA and his team are the clear leaders with a 1/1/3 result sheet. Guido Miani MON (tactics Gabriele Benussi ITA) and Achille Onorato ITA (with the Olympic Champion Malcom Page AUS) follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Grace Lukas USA with Chris and Danielle Rast SUI follow on rank 18. The ranking list and the event website.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (Image © Max Ranchi)
While the centerboard and multihulls sailed their second race day, the X-99 terminated their Goldcup (winner Martin Christiansen GER and his team) and the O-Yoles their German Championship (winner Wolfgang Höfener GER, Wolfgang Rickert SUI rank 27).
In the 420s, José Ruiz/Fernando Davila ESP won the race 4-6 and lead 7 points ahead of Löwe/Kirschbaum GER. Bogacki/Dehne GER in the 5o5, Thilo Keller GER in the A-Cats or Sebastian Schmidt GER in the Finns are some of the interim's leaders of the 15 classes in total.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   
The 5.5 m IJ Swiss Championship at the SN Geneva began last Thursday with three races, but on Friday, the wind had gone, and yesterday, just one heat was completed. Kellenberger/Burger/Kindlemann TYC lead ahead of Monnard/Berthoud/Stampfli SNG and the Dutch 'Feng Shui'. The results.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   
32 Finns from 5 nations have completed 5 races since Friday at the Niederhorn Trophy on Lake Thoune. Christoph Christen YCB has a 16 points' lead on Peter Kilchenmann TYC. The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, July 12, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014   (Image © AleN)
On the second day of the 470 Europeans in Athens GRE, the seabreeze filled in only late in the afternoon, allowing to complete just one race.
Hannah Mills/Saskia Clark GBR moved on top in the women's ahead of Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT and Fernanda Oliveira/Ana Barbachan BRA at equal points. The Olympic Champions Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL descended on rank 5, behind the 4th-ranked Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI finished on the good 9th rank and moved up on the 11th place overall.
Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS stayed on the first place, but Onan Barreiros/Juan Curbelo ESP and Jonas + Niklas Lindgren FIN are only one points behind. For the men's fleet, the 4th race terminated the Qualification Series for Gold and Silver.
The two Swiss boats are not among the best 37 teams qualified for the Goldfleet.
Admittedly, Fabrice + Guillaume Rigot SUI finished on the good 9th place, but rank 50 overall was not enough. And also www.facebook.com/swiss470teamyannickromuald]Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser SUI[/URL] were again not fast enough in light winds and failed to qualify with a 43rd place overall.
All results, the daily report and the videos.
Saturday, July 12, 2014   
The Mistral was still blowing rather strongly at La Grande Motte yesterday for the first Final Races, sailed in a Gold- and a Silverfleet.
The new leaders are Iker Martinez/Tara Pacheco ESP finishing three times 2nd ! Having started the 2016 Nacra-17 Olympic campaign together with the 470 World- and European Champion Tara Pacheco ESP last winter only (and about to interrupt this campaign this autumn as helmsman of the Spanish Volvo Ocean Race), the double 49er Olympic Champion Iker Martinez ESP appears for the first time on top of a Mixed-Catamaran event. The advance on the second-ranked Vittorio Bissaro/Silvia Sicouri ITA is already 13 points. Allan Norregaard/Line Just DEN follow as 3rd, Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA are on the 4th place. Matthias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI dropped on rank 10 with the day ranks 15/13/12.
The results and the event website.
Saturday, July 12, 2014   
The Optimist North American Championship began in Mexico yesterday with three races sailed in a good seabreeze. Once more, the Optimist sailors from Singapore set the pace with Samuel Neo SIN leading ahead of Jodie Lai SIN, best-ranked girl. Ivan Shestopalov USA follows on rank 3.
The Swiss were not at easy with the choppy conditions. The best-ranked Jannik Brunner SUI is on position 77 among the 177 participants. The results, the event website and the report of the Swiss team.
Saturday, July 12, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The TdF 2014 continued yesterday with three short races off Granville. 'Groupama' with Fabien Henry FRA came back strongly after the disastrous conveyance leg (rank 6) and won two of the three heats, reducing the backlog on the leading 'Courrier Dunkerque' (Daniel Souben FRA) by 8 points. New on rank 3 is 'Bretagne-Credit Mutuel' with Nicolas Troussel FRA.
Among the best of the day was also 'Ville de Genève' (Nicolas Groux SUI) with two 2nd ranks. She remained on the 6th place, but the backlog on the 5th 'Normandy-Acerel' has been reduced to 2 points. In the separate short race rankings, the Geneva team is actually on the 3rd position.
This morning at 7 hrs CET, the 9 teams started to the third conveyance leg, this time to Roscoff in Northern Britanny. The daily report, the ranking lists and the videos.
 
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