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Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014   (Image © Gilles Martin-Raget)
The announced westerly breeze filled in late, but the upcoming 15-18 kns allowed to complete the planned two races by fleet until sunset. The new leader in the Lasers Standard is Maxim Nikolaev RUS, 6 points ahead of Zan-Luka Zelko SLO. Benjamin Vadnaj HUN descended on position 3, and only one point farther back are Karolis Januliolis LTU and the local Anthony Munos FRA. Nils Theuninck SUI defended the 10th place overall inspite of the fresher breeze. In the Lasers 4.7, Federico Fornassari ITA extended his lead on 10 points. Seref Unlu TUR, Aurelien Pierroz FRA and Asya Luvisetto SUI - the best-ranked girl - share position 2. Unfortunately, the link to the Lasers Radial is not functioning on the event-website this morning. See the video of the day and read the daily report (in French) dedicated to the Marseille school classes visiting the races on chase boats.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014   
Light winds delayed the program in Split and only in the afternoon, all classes could sail a race in a little breeze. No problem for the Laser Standard World Nbr 1 Tonci Stipanovic CRO adding another race win yesterday Filip Jurisic CRO nd Kacper Zieminski POL on rank two follow at equal points. . Guillaume Girod SUI dropped on rank 14. The World Champion Tina Mihelic CRO is on top of the Lasers Radial ahead of Miro Zelic CRO. The best non-Croatian woman is Eva-Maria Schimak AUT on rank 10. In the Finns, the leader Ivan Klijakovic-Gaspic CRO, having fallen ill, had to refrain from racing, and the winner of the race Nenad Bugarin CRO took over the overall lead. In the 470s, Ante Botica/Jure Vuletic CRO were also the winners of race 3. All ranking lists, the daily report and the video of the opening day.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014   
38 teams from the three Lake Constance neighbour nations participated in the traditional season opening regatta off Kreuzlingen SUI. The wind conditions on Saturday were perfect and allowed to complete three races, while on Sunday, the breeze was missing and the yachts remained in the harbour. Max Juchli YCA and Franco Barletta ensured an Esse 850 one/two victory. Tom Rüegge YCK on a blu26 is on rank 3. The final rankings.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, April 14, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014   (Image © Gilles Martin-Raget)
The French Laser Europacup Regatta continued yesterday with two races sailed in an initial 8 kn breeze, increasing to 12 kn during the day. New on top of the Lasers Standard is Benjamin Vadnai HUN one point ahead of Maxim Nikolaev RUS. The local Anthony Munos FRA moved up on rank 6 with a race win. Nils Theuninck SUI progressed on rank 10 among the 45 participants from 16 nations (a.o. Iran, Bahrain, Argentinia). Viktorja Andrulyte LTU extended her lead in the Lasers Radial with another race win, followed on rank 2 by Kirill Evfimyevkiy RUS, David Biedermann SUI and Romain Simmonot FRA at equal points. Maud Jayet on rank 10 is the best youth sailor and 3rd-best girl. 184 participants. Federico Fornassari ITA defended his lead in the Lasers 4.7, two points ahead of Asya Luvisetto SUI as 2nd and Aurelien Pierroz FRA as 3rd among the 118 participants. The Europacup races continue today and tomorrow. All ranking lists, the report of the day (in French) and the video of the day.
Monday, April 14, 2014   
Perfect conditions - sun and a 12-15 kn breeze - prevailed on the opening day of the Split Olympic Sailing Week. As expected, the local favorites took the lead after the first two races.
In the Finns, Ivan Klijakovic-Gaspic CRO won both heats, followed by Nenad Bugarin CRO. With two race wins started also Tonci Stipanovic CRO in the Lasers Standard, ahead of Kazper Zieminski POL and Filip Jurisic CRO. Guillaume Girod SUI is on rank 9 among the 28 participants from 9 nations. Tina Mihelic CRO is first in the Lasers Radial with the race ranks 1 and 2. Leaders in the 470s are Ante Botic/Jure Vuletic CRO with two bullets, but it has to be noted, that the Palma Worldcup winners Fantela/Marenic CRO are not present. All ranking lists, the daily report and the pictures.
Monday, April 14, 2014   (Image © Elena Giolai)
The 29er Easter Regatta, the opening event of the Lake Garda Youth Sailing Week, began last Saturday, and 8 races have been sailed so far. On the first position before the last races today are Peter Janezic/Ante Podlogar SLO 5 points ahead of Johannes Munk/Andreas Martin GER. A remarkable performance deliver Romain Defferard/Theo Meier SUI migrating from the Optimist on rank 8 in their first 29er regatta. 20 teams from 6 nations participate. The ranking list and the report.
The highlight of the Youth Sailing Week will again be the international Optimist Meeting beginning next Friday with around 1'000 participants.
Monday, April 14, 2014   
Overcast sky and no wind on Saturday, but on Sunday, all classes could complete three races each. Winner in the Finns was Franz Bürgi RCO ahead of Peter Kilchenmann TYC and Andreas Friederich TYC. First in the 29ers were Sybilla Merian/Zoë Straub SCE winning all three heats - here the report. The ranking lists have not yet been posted on the club-website. We hope to be able to report on the results of the 420s and Ynglings tomorrow.
Monday, April 14, 2014   (Image © Martin Tschupp)
Bright sunshine for the opening regatta of the Ruf Cup 2014 at Stäfa/Lake Zürich over the past weekend. With the new event rules, the number of participants has increased to 13 teams. The dominator of this first event was Eric Monnin and his team, who steered the Onyx of the SC Stäfa. The YC Rapperswil with Caspar as helmsman and the RV Brunnen with Corinne Meyer completed the podium. The ranking list and the pictures.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, April 13, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014   (Image © Gilles Martin-Raget)
The Marseille Laser Europacup 2014 began yesterday with two race by class sailed in a light breeze. Leading in the Lasers Radial is Viktorija Andrulyte LTUmit with the day ranks 1 and 2 ahead of Kévin Bonnevie BEL and Tommaso Rosa ITA. David Biedermann SUI follows on the excellent 6th place, Maud Jayet SUI is the third-best girl on rank 10 among the 184 participants. On top of the 45 Lasers Standard is Karolis Janulionis LTU in front of Maxim Nikolaev RUS and Benjamin Vadnai HUN. Nils Theuninck SUI follows on rank 12, Cyrill Knecht SUI is 21st. The Lasers 4.7 have assembled a strong fleet as well with 119 boats. Frederico Fornasari ITA is on rank 1 ahead of Asya Luvisetto SUI and Anabelle Sellame-Barrau FRA an. The pictures of the day, the video and the event-website.
Sunday, April 13, 2014   
The 44 solo skippers are heading for Les Sables d'Olonne this morning, from where the course leads back to Pornichet. In the Protos, the favorite Giancarlo Pedote ITA with his 'Prysmian' is on top, 2,1 miles ahead of Luke Berry GBR. Only 4 miles behind the leading Proto follows Tanguy Le Turquais FRA as first of the Series minis. Damien Cloarec FRA follows 0,4 miles behind. Well positioned is also the newcomer Patrick Girod SUI, 2,4 miles behind on rank 5. The race-viewer with rankings and the event-website.
Sunday, April 13, 2014   
Today begins the Olympic Week in Split at the Croatian Adriatic Coast with Laser (Standard & Radial), Finn, 470 and RS:X-windsurfers attending. Especially the Lasers and Finns have a high-quality participation with the strong Croate athletes. Favorites in the Finns are Ivan Klijakovic-Gaspic CRO and Karlo Kuret CRO, the Laser top shots are Tonci Stipanovic CRO, Pavlos Kontides CYP, Kaszpar Zieminski POL and Daniel Mihelic CRO. On the entry list is also Guillaume Girod SUI. For today and tomorrow, light winds have been announced. As from Tuesday, a fresh breeze exceeding 20 kn may be expected. The entry lists and the event-website.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, April 12, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014   
The Europe Class organises every year the 'International Meeting' on Lake Garda. With 129 participants from 12 nations, this is one of the most important regattas of this former Olympic class still very popular in the Scandinavian countries. No Swiss on the entry list. Racing begins today. The event-website.
Saturday, April 12, 2014   (Image © Bruno Bouvry)
Today at 12 hrs UTC, the start will be given to the 'Select' at Pornichet FRA (in the southern Britany near La Baule), a solo race over 300 miles, with 44 boats from 6 nations. Patrick Girod SUI participates for the first time as he wants to qualify for the 2015 Minitransat. All other details including a presentation video on the event-website.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, April 11, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014   
In 2004, Schuchter Boats, domiciled at Lake Zurich SUI, created a sensation with the concept of a fast, safe and stable yacht to be sailed in regattas with a small crew. Ten years after, the Esse 850 is a renowned class recognised by Swiss Sailing with over 200 boats on the water and still an upward tendency. An international Regatta Calendar with top-sailors participating makes racing attractive and fun. The Communiqué (PDF).