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Sailing Switzerland – Monday, July 28, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014   
Aummery temperatures and light winds prevailee on to opening day of the Laser 4.7 European Youth Championship 2014 in Norvay. Only around 18 hrs CET - the long Nordic summer day enable it - a first race was started and finished successfully.
The Girls were sailing in two groups and the winners were Tamar Ben David ISR and Odile Van Aanholt NED, followed on rank 2 by Asya Luvisetto SUI and Zuzanna Walecka POL, both second in their groups.
The large Boys fleet has been split in three groups. Nitai Dinte ISR, Damian Kosmalski POL and Alejandro Bethancourt ESP were the race winners taking the overall lead jointly. Alexis Megevand SUI finished 3rd, Arthur Baudet SUI 4th and Guillaume Rol SUI 6th in their groups.
The event website with all ranking lists.
Monday, July 28, 2014   
The 420 World Championship 2014 begins in Travemünde GER today by noon with the first races most probably sailed in light winds. Boys (111 teams) and Girls (82 Teams) sail 6 Qualification Series races each in two group, to be split in Gold and Silver fleets for the Final Series. Here the entry lists. Switzerland is represented by Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI and Lea Rüegg/Diana Otth SUI.
Yesterday, the Practice Race and th Opening Ceremony was on the program.
The report.
Monday, July 28, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
As expected, Giancarlo Pedote ITA on his Proto Mini crossed the finish line of the leg 1 from the Sables FRA to Horta POR on the Acores as first, 8 hours ahead of Michele Zambelli ITA. Nicolas Boidevezi FRA finished 3rd during the past night. The rest of the fleet is still underway.
A tight finish can be expected in the Series Minis, where - 30 miles before the arrival - Damien Audrain FRA leads 1,8 miles ahead of Jonas Gerkens NED. Patrick Girod SUI and Simon Brunisholz SUI are still sailing together on the rank 16 with 250 miles (1 day) to go.
The race viewer, the reports and the event website.
Monday, July 28, 2014   
The Trofeo Lillia sailed over the past weekend in five races at Gravedona/Lake Como, at the same time the Italian Championship 2014, was won by Diego Negri/Sergio Lambertenghi ITA ahead of Philipp Rotermund/Nils Holweg GER. The best Swiss Urs Hunkeler/Hans-Peter Schaffner SUI finished 7th among the 18 teams. The results (PDF).
Winner in the Finns after 3 races was Peter Kilchenmann SUI ahead of Andrea Poli ITA and Franco Dazzi ITA. The results (PDF).
Monday, July 28, 2014   
After a windless Saturday with one failed starting attempt, the teams were called early on Sunday morning in order to benefit from the usual thermal breeze from the Alps. But after two General Recalls, the breeze disappeared and the 28 teams were kept waiting ashore until the afternoon, when at least one race could be completed. Stefan Seger (ISAF Youth Sailing World Champion 1984)/Benjamin Wagner SUI/RCO were the winners ahead of Etter/Zurfluh SUI/SCSG and Ott/Ammann SUI/SCKr.
Only a few Master teams participated in the Tune-Up-Race on Friday, counting for the 470 Swiss Cup. Here the results.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, July 27, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
The Laser 4.7 European Youth Championship 2014 at the Norvegian Moss began yesterday with the Practice Race, and today, the first races are on the program. An important Swiss delegation is among the 200 participants. Asya Luvisetto SUI in the Girls or Damian Suri SUI and Alexis Megevand SUI have already achieved good results thiy year .........who knows. Die Event-Website.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
Now it is the Laser Radial Youths sailors' turn to sail their Championship after the Men's Radial Worlds last week at Dziwnow POL. 167 'Boys' from 34 nations and 4 contintents, as well as 82 'Girls' from 27 nations are finally on the list of participants. The best chances for a top ranking in the 6 person Swiss delegation has Maud Jayet SUI, as she missed Bronze at the ISAF Youth Championship by one point only.
The event website.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
With the win of the last transfer race from Hyères to Nice, the Tour-de-France 2014 final victory of 'Courrier Dunkerque' was firm already before the last two short race off Nice. 'Oman Sail' with Sydney Gavignet FRA finished 3rd behind 'Groupama' with Franck Cammas/Fabien Henry FRA. 'Ville de Genève' with Nicolas Groux/Loïc Forestier SUI remained on the 6th place. The Belgium/Swiss 'Brussels-Bienne Voile' team was without any chances on the 9th and last place.
The final rankings, the report and the videos.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
The light winds on the last day caused a change on top of the rankings as the clear leader during the week Jamin Maarten NED and his team had a bad day (10/11) and were replaced on rank 1 by the defending champion Jan Haven NED. Gietma Lieuwe NED completed the triple Dutch victory. The best Swiss Damian Strittmatter SUI finished 14th. The final rankings and the daily report.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, July 26, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt)
The wind forecast for the last day of the Moth Worlds at Hayling Island GBR wass too pessimistic, as with a 12-16 kn breeze, it was the best day of the week allowing to complete 4 races.
Finishing 4/4/2/1, Nathan Outteridge AUS defended the first place and added the second Moth World Champion's title to his impressive collection of international triumphs. Chris Rashley GBR is 2nd 10 points behind, Josh McKnight AUS is 3rd. On the first 14 positions are Australian and English helmsmen only, among them the 49er crack Dylan Fletcher GBR (rank 8), the 2008 Laser Olympic Champion Paul Goodison (rank 12) or the America's Cup Luna-Rossa helmsman Chris Draper GBR. Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI on rank 15 and Chris Rast SUI as 16th are remarkably once more the best among the remaining nations. The best French Sébastien Col FRA is 28th, the best German Sven Kloppenburg GER 61st among the 133 participants from 18 nations.
The report with results and the video of the day.
Saturday, July 26, 2014   (Image © Erik Lahteenmaki)
The Round Robin ended yesterday and the eight Quarter Finalists of the ISAF Youth (U23) Matchracing Worlds are known. Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN is on top with a 12-2 w/l score ahead of Sam Gilmour AUS (11-3). Qualified with 10 wins each are also Nevin Snow USA, Pierre Quiroga FRA, Mark Lees GBR and Chris Steele NZL. Nelson Mettraux SUI however dropped on rank 10 and is out.
The results and the report.
Saturday, July 26, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA won the last transfer race from Hyères to Nice and the Tour-de-France win is practically sure. Admittedly, three short races off Nice are still on the program, but only a pitch-dark day for 'Courrier Dunkerque' could elevate 'Groupama' with Frank Cammas FRA on rank 1. The fight for rank 3 remains close as 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Troussel FRA is only 3 points ahead of 'Oman Sail' with Sydney Gavignet FRA. Bad day for 'Ville de Genève' with Nicolas Groux SUI too, arriving in Nice only as 8th, and dropping on rank 6 overall.
The report, the ranking list and the videos.
Saturday, July 26, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
The Dutch festival continued on the fourth day of the Yngling World Championship in Travemünde GER and all medals will go to Netherlands teams. Jamin Maarten NED remains on top 3 points ahead of Jan Haven NED, and another 3 points ahead of Lieuwe Gietma NED before the last races today. Damian Strittmatter SUI and his team follow on rank 15.
The results and the daily report.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, July 25, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt)
Moderate conditions - 8-13 kn breeze - prevailed on the second-last day of the Moth Europeans at Hayling Island, just enough for most pilots to foil. Four races were sailed and Nathan Outteridge AUS moved up on top with the day ranks 2/1/2/2 two points ahead of Chris Rashley GBR. Eight points behind Outteridge AUS, his Australian team mate Josh McKnight AUS has still chances for the title. The next chaser Scott Babbage AUS on rank 4 is already 27 points behind. The ranks 1 to 12 go to GBR and AUS sailors, and the Chris Rast 13th and one point behind Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI are the first from other nations.
The report, the results and the video of the day.
Friday, July 25, 2014   
The perfect conditions at Travemünde with sun and a fresh East wind stayed on yesterday for the first three races of the Tornado European Championship. The performance level of the leading teams seems clear with Paschalidis/Trigonis GRE leading with the race ranks 1/1/1 ahead of Roland + Nahid Gäbler GER (2/2/2) and Martin Rusterholz/Marc Baier SUI (3/3/3). With Jean-Marc Cuanillon/Michael Gloor SUI, another Swiss team is on the excellent 4th place. 20 teams from 9 nations participate. The daily report and the ranking list.
Friday, July 25, 2014   (Image © Erik Lahteenmaki)
13 matches of the ISAF Youth Matchracing Worlds were sailed yesterday in Helsinki with sun and warm temperatures. Leaders after two-third of the Round Robin are Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN and Sam Gilmour AUS with 8-2 w/l. Nevin Snow USA (8-3) and Mark Lees GBR (7-2) follow behind. Nelson Mettraux SUI (5-5), just on the crucial 8th place, has to fight for the Quarter Final cut in the remaining races.
The report with rankings.
Friday, July 25, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
Two short races in the Bay of Hyères were on the program yesterday before the 9 M34 yacht started to the last 100 miles' conveyance race to Nice yesterday evening. Ranks 4 and 6 were good enough for the leading 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA to earn another advantage point on 'Groupama' (Franck Cammas FRA). It remains to be seen in the final race to Nice, whether the 8 points' lead is sufficient for the overall victory. 'Ville de Genève' with Nicolas Groux SUI defended the 5th place overall with a 2nd race rank yesterday.
The results, the daily report and the video of the day.
Friday, July 25, 2014   
Lay day for the 40 Yngling teams at the World Championship in Travemünde GER yesterday. After 5 races, Jamin Maarten NED as best of a strong Dutch team is on a solid path to the title. Thomas Beck SUI follows on rank 15.
The ranking list and the daily report.
Friday, July 25, 2014   
The Travemünder Week continued yesterday with best conditions, sun and a fresh East wind.
The Lasers 4.7 terminated their Youth Championship with Jasper Paulsen GER winning just one point ahead of Leo Zartl GER. Also ending was the German Championship of the Dyas with Arndt Fingerhut/Julian Stricker GER as Champions. Peter Brandt/Regula Bärlocher SUI finished 11th among the 30 teams.
All other ranking lists and the daily report.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, July 24, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt / YachtsandYachting.com)
The breeze was for the first time up to 15 kn at Hayling Island yesterday after the light wind days so far, allowing also the heavier participants to fly. Two races in the Gold- and Silverfleet were on the program, and Chris Rashley GBR remained on top with the day ranks 1 and 4. Nathan Outteridge AUS - with a race win too - advanced on rank 2 with as 4 points' backlog. Josh McKnight AUS follows as 3rd, as Robert Greenhalgh GBR dropped on rank 5. Chris Rast SUI progressed on rank 12, Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI follows just behind on rank 13.
The daily report with the ranking lists and the video of the day.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
Three races were sailed on the second day of the Yngling Worlds in Travemünde GER. With the day ranks 4/2/1, Jamin Maarten NED was again best of the day and extended his lead on Jan Haven NED and Lieuwe Gietma NED. Thomas Beck SUI descended on rank 15, and Damian Strittmatter SUI follows just behind on rank 16.
The ranking list and the daily report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO)
A short race in the Bay of Hyères and a coastal race were sailed in a light wind yesterday and again, 'Groupama' with Franck Cammas FRA had the upper hand and reduced the points' gap on the leading 'Courrier Dunkerque' (Daniel Souben FRA) on 7 points thanks to the day ranks 1 and 2. Today, some more short races are on the program before the final race from Hyères to Nice will be started, the crucial race for the final outcome of the TdF 2014. 'Ville de Genève' with Nicolas Groux SUI had a medium day but defended the fifth place.
The daily report, the ranking list and the video of the day.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
The Mini fleet is heading directly to the Acores in good sailing conditions. The round-bow Protos up to 2 kn faster as the conventional constructions are constantly extending their lead. Giancarlo Pedote ITA on the Southern route leads 27 miles ahead of Davy Beaudart FRA on a Northern track. The rest of the fleet is already 60 and more miles behind.
First in the Series Minis is Tanguy Le Turquais FRA sailing on a Northern route, but the closest opponents Damien Cloarec FRA and Damien Audrain FRA are only a few miles back. The two Swiss Simon Brunisholz SUI and Patrick Girod SUI have lost some distance and are now roughly 50 miles behind on the positions 11 and 12.
The race viewer and the reports.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
The perfect conditions kept on during the 5th day of the 'Week'.
The Contenders terminated their German Championship with Volker Niedik GER as first one point ahead of Dirk Müller GER and Andreas Voigt GER. Erich Ott SUI finished the Championship on rank 28 among the 51 participants. On Saturday, the European Championship of the Contenders begins at Kühlungsborn GER. A class of his own remains Nick Willim GER at the German Youth Championship of the Lasers Radial winning all six heats so far. Yesterday began the O'pen BIC World Championship with Jack Challands AUS leading after two races in the U13-rankings. Timo van Roomen SUI follows on rank 6. First in the U16-rankings is Mattia Journo ITA. Florin van Roomen SUI follows on rank 3.
All ranking lists are available at the Live-Center.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   
The first 13 of 35 Round Robin matches were sailed on the first day of the ISAF Youth Matchracing Worlds in light winds. Neville Snow USA leads in the interim's rankings with 5-0 ahead of Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN, Pierre Quiroga FRA and Mark Lees GBR with 5-1 each. Nelson Mettraux SUI (3-3) follows as 8th. The results and the report.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Segelbilder.de)
As on the first day, a thick fog disturbed the program of the Laser Radial Men World Championship in Poland, but finally in the afternoon, three races could be completed in a 12-15 kn breeze. Leader after four races is Jonasz Stelmaszyk POL with four race wins. Marcin Rudawski POL follows on rank 2, Martis Pajarskas LTU is 3rd. 76 participants from 23 nations and 5 continents are racing. No Swiss present.
The ranking list and the report of the day and the event website.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
As mostly after the passage of Cape Finisterre ESP, the racing teams are looking for different strategical/tactial options and the 38 boats' fleet is spreading widely, some looking for their luck on a Northern course, others following the coast in a Southern direction.
The two leading round-bow Protos of Giancarlo Pedote ITA and Davy Beaudart FRA have extended their advantage. In the Series Minis, Antonio Fontes ESP is now first sailing on a Southern course. Simon Brunisholz SUI moved up on rank 5. Patrick Girod SUI follows closely behind on rank 7.
The race viewer, the reports and the event website.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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 today, 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.
 
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