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Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, August 29, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015   
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Apparently, all four Groups have now completed at least four races, so that a first overall classification has been posted on the Internet.
Odysseas Spanakis GRE, Mate Jeney HUN, Rok Verderber SLO and Suthon Yampinid THA won the races of their Groups. Louis Barbet FRA, Matthias Berthet NOR, Daniel Hung SIN and the best girl Jodie Lai SIN finished 2nd in their Groups. With his 14th place, the overall consolidated rankings have Joshua Richner SUI as best Swiss on the 53rd place. The other Swiss - Felix Baudet 93rd, Achille Casco SUI and Nick Zeltner SUI both on rank 113 and Solène Mariani SUI as 29th - are all in the first half of the record-size 275 boats' fleet.
The ranking lists. Unfortunately, neither the Event-Website, the Optimist Class website, the event facebook page nor the Weblog of the Swiss Sailing Team Teams contain more information.
Saturday, August 29, 2015   
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Four races in a somewhat more moderate breeze were sailed on the third of the Moth Europeans in Lelystad NED, and the UK team went on with their domination occupying the ranks 1 to 7 overall. Leader is the defending champion Chris Rashley GBR, ranks 1/1/1/3 yesterday, 3 points ahead of Robert Greenalgh GBR, 2/2/2/1 yesterday. Jason Belben GBR on 3rd follows 14 points back. Benoît Marie FRA on rank 8 is the best non-British. The best Swiss Philipp Käsermann SUI is on rank 11 among the 69 participants.
The ranking list and the event facebook page with many reports ...... in Dutch.
Saturday, August 29, 2015   (Image © Lee Whitehead)
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The Fireball World Championship 2015 in Wales was concluded with two furious big-breeze races yesterday. The 22-25 kn wind and - because of the shallow water in the Pwllheli Bay - a steep and rough chop caused numerous capsizes and breakage. The English, used to this type of conditions, dominted the races even more.
Finishing twice on 2nd and discarding the worst result, Tom Gillard/Richard Anderton GBR made it on top ahead of the dominators of the day (1/1) James Peters/Fynn Sterritt GBR relegating the defending champions Christian Birrell/Sam Brearey GBR at equal points on rank 3. Best non-English remained Rémy Thuillier/Mathieu Corruble FRA on rank 9. Claude Mermod/Ruedi Moser SUI finished the competition on rank 12, Christine Härdi-Landerer/Cyrill Landerer SUI did not compete on the last day and are 68th.
The final report with rankings.
Saturday, August 29, 2015   (Image © Ricardo Pinto)
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Top conditions with sun and 12-15 kn breeze prevailed on the last day of the Dragon Gold Cup off Kühlungsborn GER. Finishing 6th, Lawrie Smith GBR and his team were the only ones to record all one-digit ranks, making them the superior winners of the Cup ahead of Dmitry Samokhin RUS. Thomas Müller GER moved up on rank 3 on the last day. Hugo Stenbeck SWE sailing under Swiss flag finished the competition on rank 10 among the 66 teams.
The results and the event facebook page.
Saturday, August 29, 2015   
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After two light wind days at the Laser Swiss Championship 2015 off Neuchâtel, the Lasers Standard and 4.7 had sailed four, the Lasers Radial - with 45 boats the largest fleet - three races.
Guillaume Rol SNG is the superior leader in the Lasers 4.7 winning all four heats up to now. Giona Renggli YCAs and Grégoire Peverelli SNG are the first chasers. In the Radials, Arvid Nordquist SNG has taken the lead. Alexis Mégevand SNG (winning two of the three races) follows on the 2nd place. Manon Kivell-Luther CNM is 3rd. Only 3 Lasers Standard participate. Cyrill Knecht ZSC won 3 of the 4 races.
The ranking lists.
Saturday, August 29, 2015   (Image © M.Melandri)
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The Melges 32 Worlds on Sicily continued yesterday with two races sailed in light wind round 7 kn. With a race win, Alessandro Rombelli ITA (tactics Francesco Bruni ITA) advanced on rank 1 overall 2 points ahead of the defending champion Jason Carroll USA (Cameron Appleton NZL). Giangiacomo Serena MON (Branko Brcin SLO) on 3rd is 12 points behind. Setback for Alec Cutler BER with Chris Rast SUI as tactician, finishing twice on rank 19 and down on the 17th place overall.
The results and the daily news.
Saturday, August 29, 2015   
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The Starboat Eastern Hemisphere Championship in Muiden NED continued yesterday with three races. New leaders are Hubert Merkelbach/Frithjof Kleen GER, finishing 3/1/3, with a 12 points' advantage on Denis Khashina/Dmytro Mechetin UKR. Reinhard Schmidt/Uli Seeberger GER follow on rank 3. Henrik Dannesboe/Jan Bonhoeffer SUI had a 2nd race rank yesterday moving up on rank 8 overall. Lorenz Zimmermann/Matthias Miller SUI follow on rank 20 among the 30 teams.
The ranking list and the event facebook page.
Saturday, August 29, 2015   (Image © Patrick Schander)
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The points' gaps before the last two races yesterday were such, that any position changes on the podium would have been an extreme surprise. The 2015 World Champions Kristian Nergaard/J.Barne/T.Solli Säther NOR did win all races of the Championship and could therefore stay in the harbour during the last heat. Mark Holowesko BAH won Silver, George McKinney BAH and his team remained 3rd. Winning the last race, Philipp Dürr/T.Treib/P.Epprecht SUI moved up on rank 4. Bernard Haissly SUI 5th and Thomas Isler SUI 6th completed the good Swiss results.
The final rankings and the report of Christoph Burger SUI.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, August 28, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015   (Image © Robert Hajduk)
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Light and shifty winds made the opening day of the Optimist World Championship in Dziwnow POL difficult for sailors and race officers, and only the first Group could terminate one race. All others were sent back ashore, as the shifts were too extreme. The wind forecast for today is not very promising. No ranking therefore on the event website, but a daily report and the weblog of the Swiss Team. The only Swiss racing yesterday was Joshua Richner SUI with a remarkable 14th rank.
Friday, August 28, 2015   
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The Moth European Championship in Lelystad NED was kicked off yesterday with two races sailed in a fresh breeze with considerable waves. Only 18 of the 74 participants finished the second race of the day.
A class of his own was the defending champion Chris Rashley GBR, taking the overall lead with two race wins. Robert Greenalgh GBR and Jason Belben GBR are the first challengers. The Laser Olympic Champion Peter Goodison GBR follows on rank 4. The best non-British is the Mini-Transat winner Benoît Marie FRA on rank 7 just ahead of the best of the six Swiss Philippe Schiller SUI. With Philipp Käsermann SUI on the 11th and David Holenweg SUI aon the 13th place, two more Swiss have succeeded to finish both heats.
The resuts, a video interview with Paul Goodison GBR and the daily report (only in Dutch this morning).
Friday, August 28, 2015   (Image © Lee Whitehead)
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Sun and an up to 20 kn breeze made the seccond last race day of the Fireball Worlds in Wales a perfect one. The situation on top of the rankings is even closer after the two races of Thursday. Admittedly, Christian Birrell/Sam Brearey GBR are still in the lead, but the day's best Tom Gillard/Richard Anderton GBR ranks 1 and 2, shortened the backlog on 3 points. Dave Edwards/Vyv Townend GBR are down on rank 3. The best non-English remain Rémy Thuillier/Mathieu Corruble FRA on rank 9. Claude Mermod/Ruedi Moser SUI were forced to abandon the first race yesterday and are now 11th.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Friday, August 28, 2015   
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A fresh breeze prevailed on the 4th day of the Laser European Masters in Poland, allowing to complete two perfect races.
Maciej Grabowski POL went on with his winning stretch in the Lasers Standard. Piotr Wojewski POL advanced on rank 2, and José-Luis Doreste ESP, best Grand Master, is now in 3rd. Beat Heinz SUI moved up on rank 34.
In the Radials, it was also the overall leader - Jon Emmett GBR - , who won both heats, and his advantage on Ian Jones GBR is now 10 points. Ian Escritt GBR as 3rd is already 25 points behind. Jacques Perret SUI progressed on rank 35, Heini Wellmann SUI is now 41st.
All results by age category, as well as the daily report.
Friday, August 28, 2015   (Image © Ricardo Pinto)
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The Dragon Gold Cup continued yesterday with another race sailed in a moderate 10 kn breeze, won by Henrik Witzmann GER/UAE and his team. The top positions in the overall rankings did not change, as all leading teams were among the best yesterday.
Before the last race today, Lawrie Smith GBR has an 11 points' lead on Dmitry Samokhin RUS on 2nd with an advantage of 12 points on the 3rd-ranked Pieter Heerema NED. Markus Wieser UAE and Thomas Müller GER follow on the ranks 4 and 5 at equal points. Hugo Stenbeck SUI dropped back on rank 11.
The results and the event website.
Friday, August 28, 2015   
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The Olympic 49er and 49erFX Youth World Championship 2015 in Flensburg GER was concluded yesterday with two Qualification Races and the Medal Races.
Benjamin Bildstein/David Husserl AUT succeeded to climb on rank one overall with top results in the fresh breeze races of Thursday, winning a Qualification heat and finishing 2nd in the Medal Race. Tito Ruggero/Giacomo Cavalli ITA won Silver, Chris Taylor/Sam Batten GBR Bronze. Lucas Rual/Clement Pequin FRA missed a Medal by 2 points only.
Jeske Kisters/Josca Hummel NED are the European Youth Champions in the 49ersFX ahead of Jule and Lotta Görge GER. Ragna and Maia Agerup NOR won Bronze. With a successful final day, Fiona Testuz/Louise Thilo SUI advanced on rank 18.
The event website with results and videos.
Friday, August 28, 2015   
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The Starboat Eastern Hemisphere Championship in Muiden NED began yesterday with a race sailed in a fresh breeze. With the wind freshening on over 30 kn, racing was cancelled for the rest of the day.
Winner of the day were Rainer Schmidt/Uli Seeberger GER ahead of Hubert Merkelbach/Frithjof Kleen GER. Emilios Papathanasiou/Antonios Tsotras GRE follow on rank 3. Henrik Dannesboe/Jan Bonhoeffer SUI, best Swiss, finished as 13th.
The ranking list and the event facebook page.
Friday, August 28, 2015   
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The Melges 32 Worlds on Sicily continued yesterday with two races sailed in light winds. Winner of the day was Giangiacomo Serena ITA with Branko Brcin SLO as tactician. Jason Carroll USA (with Cameron Appleton NZL) stays on top of the overall rankings one point ahead of Alessandro Rombelli ITA (with Francesco Bruni ITA). Alec Cutler BER (with Chris Rast SUI) remains on rank 12.
The results and the daily report.
Friday, August 28, 2015   (Image © Soeren Colbing)
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Apparently no racing yesterday in Sweden, as no news have been posted on the event website. First before today's last races is Kristian Nergaard NOR clearly leading with 9 points on Mark Holowesko BAH. George McKinney BAH follows on rank 3. Thomas Isler SUI is 4th 9 ponts behind the Bronze Medal.
The results and the event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, August 27, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015   
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After the Practice Race yesterday, the start to the first races of the Optimist World Championship 2015 in Poland will be given today. With 275 participants from 58 nations, this is the biggest and most international World Championship of all times ! The Swiss Team has to defend the title, a rather difficult task, as Nicolas Rolaz SUI, sensational Champion last year, is over the age limit. After a week of training onsite, the five sailors are well prepared and their hopes are high.
The event facebook page presents photos of the Opening Ceremony. The event website contains among other details a link to the live tracking so that the races can be followed as from today.
Thursday, August 27, 2015   
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Just on the opening day of the Moth European Championship, a storm front with winds exceeding 40 kn rushed over the Netherlands, and racing had to be cancelled. 77 participants from 17 nations, among them the defending champion Chris Rashley GBR and a 5 sailor's Swiss delegation, are on the entry list. The event website and theevent facebook page with reports
Thursday, August 27, 2015   
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The sailing conditions remained challenging yesterday as well with a unconstant breeze, lighter as on the previous days. The European Laser Masters in Poland continued with two races per category.
In the Lasers Standard, Maciej Grabowski POL added more victories to his faultless result sheet, and the advantage on the 1988 Olympic Champion José-Luis Doreste ESP new on rank 2 is now 13 points. Piotr Wojewski POL follows on the 3rd place. Beat Heinz SUI slightly improved his standings on rank 39.
In the Lasers Radial, Jon Emmett GBR realised his fourth day win., but best of the day was Jan Jones GBR, ranks 1 and 2, who is now 8 points behind Emmett GBR. The best Swiss overall is now Jacques Perret SUI, with Heini Wellmann SUI just one point behind.
All ranking lists (by age categoie) and the daily news.
Thursday, August 27, 2015   (Image © Ricardo Pinto)
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After the unplanned break in the program two days ago because of stormy conditions, two races were completed yesterday.
Lawrie Smith GBR and his team condolidated their first rank overall with the day ranks 2 and 8. Dimitry Samokhin RUS on 2nd is 14 points behind the first. 2. As best of the day, Pieter Heerema NED moved up on rank 3. Also on the way up are also Thomas Müller GER new onr 4th and Hugo Stenbeck SUI/SWE now on 7th.
The ranking list and the report of the day.
Thursday, August 27, 2015   
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Lay day at the Fireball Worlds in Wales yesterday. Up to now, six races were sailed, mostly in rough up to 20 kn wind and strong tide current conditions. It is already now evident, that the Medals will go to the UK, as the best-ranked non-Brit Rémy Thuillier/Mathieu Corruble FRA is on rank 8 only. Just behind on rank 9 follow the best Swiss Claude Mermod/Ruedi Moser SUI. Leader for the moment are the defending Champilon Christian Birrell/Sam Brearey GBR 3 points ahead of Dave Edwars/Vyv Townsend GBR. Four races are still on the program. The ranking list.
Thursday, August 27, 2015   
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The Melges 32 World Championship in Trapani ITA was kicked off yesterday in a fresh North wind of up to 20 kn. 22 teams from 9 nations are on the list of participants, and as usual, a number of top sailors are on the boats assisting the owner-drivers as tacticians.
After three races, the duo Jason Carroll USA (tactics Cameron Appleton NZL) defending Champion and Alessandro Rombelli ITA (with Francesco Bruni ITA) shares the lead. Ryan Devos USA (with Mark Mendelblatt USA) follows on rank 3. Among the participants is also Chris Rast SUI, tactician with Alec Cutler BER, on rank 12 for the moment.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Thursday, August 27, 2015   
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Only one race was sailed yesterday in a moderate but unconstant wind, again with Kristian Nergaard NOR as winner, and with an advantage of 9 points on the second Mark Holowesko BAH, he will most probaby defend his last year's title. George McKinney BAH remains 3rd. Thomas Isler SUI (with Christoph Burger SUI) follows on the 4th position with a 9 points' backlog. The ranking list.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015   
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A fresh breeze and choppy waves prevailed yesterday at the Fireball Worlds in Wales, and the two races completed allowed to discard the worst result, with major modifications of the rankings.
It becomes obvious, that four UK teams will fight for the Medals. The defending Champions Christan Birell/Sam Breary GBR have regained the first place with the day ranks 2 and 3, ahead of Dave Edwards/Vyv Townend GBR, 3 points behind. Tom Gillard/Richard Anderton GBR follow on rank 3. Rémy Thuillier/ Mathieu Corruble FRA on the 8th place are the best non-English. Claude Mermod/Ruedi Moser SUI are closely behind on the 9th position.
The results and the daily news.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015   
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The races 3 and 4 of the Laser European Masters in Poland were sailed in a very shifty wind yesterday, and it seems, that the final outcome is quite clear.
Maciej Grabowski POL did win all races so far in the Lasers Standard, and Piotr Wojewski POL, new on 2nd, has already a 21 points backlog. Tomas Nordquist SWE is now on the 3rd place. Beat Heinz SUI dropped on rank 38 after premature start disqualification.
16 points is the advantge of Jon Emmett GBR in the Lasers Radial. Ian Jones GBR und Ian Escritt GBR are new on podium ranks. Heini Wellmann SUI descended on rank 37. Jacques Perret SUI follows as 41st.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015   
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The wind exceeded 30 kn on the Baltic Sea yesterday and racing was cancelled for the day at the Dragon Gold Cup. After two races, the overall leader is Lawrie Smith GBR with his team, followed by Dmitry Samokhin RUS and Vasiliy Senatorov RUS. Hugo Stenbeck SWE sailing under SUI flag follows on rank 8 among the 66 teams. Two races are on the program today.
The resultsand the daily report (PDF).
Wednesday, August 26, 2015   
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49 teams from 17 nations and 4 continents participate in the 49er Youth World Championships in Flensburg GER. Up to now, both fleets completed five races sailed in a fresh breeze.
Rory Hunter/Neil Hunter GBR lead in the 49ers closely followed by Fritiof Hedström/Floris van de Werken NED, at equal points with Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT on rank 3.
Jeske Kisters/Josca Hummel NED are on the first position in the 49ersFX with Ragna and Maia Agerup NOR on the 2nd place and Ann-Kristin und Pia-Sophie Wedemeyer GER on 3rd. Fiona Testuz/Louise Thilo SUI follow on position 18 among the 25 teams from 17 nations.
The event website with all ranking lists and the video of the day.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015   
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The thermal breeze on Lake Uri was only very light (max 2 bft) on the second day of the Tempest Worlds, but nevertheless, two races were completed, the second one shortened. Cornelia and Ruedi Christen SUI did win the first race, but finishing only 11th in the second race, they lost the overall lead to Christian Spranger/Christopher Kopp GER. Mario Suter/Andreas Hochuli SUI remained on 3rd.
The results and the daily report (PDF).
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015   
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The European Laser Masters Championship began yesterday with two races sailed in moderate conditions. The rankings are - according to th rules - split in age categories, from the Apprentice Masters (35-45) up to the Legends (70+).
Jon Emmett GBR has taken the lead in the Lasers Radial, followed by Jeff Loosmore AUS and Pieter Van Laer BEL. Heini Wellmann SUI is on rank 28 and leads in the Legends rankings. Jacques Perret SUI follows closely behind on the 30th place.
Marceij Grabowski POL is on the first position in the Lasers Standard,s also with two race wins. Tomas Nordquist SWE and the Olympic Champion José-Luis Doreste ESP follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Beat Heinz SUI is on the 29th place.
All results and the daily news.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015   
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According to the rules of the Dragon Gold Cup, only one race was sailed on day 2 of the Championship, won by Dmitry Samokhin RUS advancing on rank 2 overall. The wind was rather fresh around 18 kn. The new overall leader is Lawrie Smith GBR and his team finishing 2nd yesterday. Russian boats follow on the ranks 3 and 4 with Vassiliy Senatorov RUS and Victor Fogelson RUS. Hugo Stenbeck SWE, sailing under Swiss flag, made a major step forward on rank 8.
The results and the event facebook page.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015   (Image © Hansjoerg Weimer)
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Another 4 races were sailed at the Musto-Skiff-Eurocup Regatta on Lake Silvaplana yesterday in best Maloja wind conditions, without changes on top of the rankings. Alastair Conn GBR was the superior winner finishing all 12 heats in the top-3. Nicolas Duchoud SUI and Roger Oswald SUI completed the podium. 21 skiffs from 4 nations particiated. The results (PDF).
Tuesday, August 25, 2015   
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Two races were sailed yesterday, first day of the Tempest World Championship on Lake Uri SUI, both won by the defending Champions Cornelia and Ruedi Christen SUI, ahead of Mario Suter/Andreas Hochuli SUI 4 points behind. Christian Spranger/Christopher Kopp GER are 3rd. 38 teams from 6 nations participate. The results and the event website.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015   
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The 5.5 mIJ World Championship in Sweden began yesterday with two races sailed in a 10-12 kn wind, both won by Kristian Nergaard NOR, followed by Marc Holowesko BAH 2nd and George McKinney BAH 3rd. Finishing as 2nd and 8th, Philippe Dürr SUI on rank 4 is the best Swiss among the 30 starters.
The results and the event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, August 24, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015   
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The Fireball World Championship in Wales began yesterday with two races. Finishing 1 and 2, the defending Champions Christian Birrell/Sam Brearey GBR have taken the lead with a 3 points' advance on Ian Dobson/Ben Ainsworth GBR. At equal points on rank 3 are DJ Edwards/Vyv Townend GBR and Claude Mermod/Ruedi Moser SUI. Christina Härdi-Landerer/Cedric Landerer SUI are 41st among the 104 teams from 9 nations.
The results and the event website.
Monday, August 24, 2015   
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The traditional 50 Miles Trophy on Lake Lucerne was sailed on the sunny Saturday in a light breeze. 42 teams participated in this long-distance event leading from Stansstad to the Lake Uri arm - where a round in a fresh thermal breeze was added - finishing finally at Brunnen. The two Quant 30 of Andreas Zimmerli SCU and 1:03 min back Peter Seinet SCT reached Brunnen after over 8 hours. Winners in calculted time were in the Racers 1 the Longtze of Thomas Hasler SKS, in the Racers 2 the 'el miracle-team' of the SCT on a Platu, in the Cruisers Toni Vogel on his Lacustre and in the Kreuzers the Trident 80 of Rolf Zingg SCAe. First in the open class was Martin Fleck SCS with a Sirena 38.
All ranking lists.
Monday, August 24, 2015   
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A good fleet participated on Saturday in the 'Belle étoile', the night regatta of the Yacht Club de Genève. The winning Psaros 40 of Jean Psarofaghis took less than two hours to complete the course. 'Flophil IV' with Bernard Richard and Luc Munnier on his Psaros 33 finished on the ranks 2 and 3.
The results.
Monday, August 24, 2015   
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The Surprise European Championship in Palavas les flots South of La Grand Motte ended on Sunday. Winner after 10 races was Michel Glaus SUI and his team 10 points ahead of William Vesseau FRA 2nd and Jean-François de Cerjat SUI 3rd. A few days before the start to the Mini-Transat, Patrick Girod SUI missed the podium as 4th by a small margin only.
The results (PDF) and the video of the Surprise-Party of june on the same place.
Monday, August 24, 2015   (Image © Ricardo Pinto)
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Yesterday, the intial race of the Dragon Gold Cup, the World Championship of the class, was sailed on the Baltic Sea in a well-established 12-15 kn East wind. Vasiliy Senatorov RUS and his team were the winners with Lawrie Smith GBR and Thomas Müller GER following on the rank 2 and 3. Hugo Stenbeck SWE, starting under Swiss flag, finished 17th.
The event website with results and the event facebook page with photoe.
Monday, August 24, 2015   
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The second part of the 2015 M2 catamaran Speed Tour was kicked-off over the past weekend with the GP of Perroy. 13 teams completed three races in a light wind with 'King de Pierre Quinodoz' with Olivier de Cocatrix as overall winner with two race wins. 'Spam' and 'Patrimonium' follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Overall Tour leader remains 'Team Seven' ahead of 'TeamWork' and 'Genolier'.
The report with results.
Monday, August 24, 2015   
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Bad luck for the A-Cat and Tornado Swiss Opens, their Class Championships on the wind-safe Lake Silvaplana SUI. The overall weather situation over Europe was such, that the thermal wind in the Engadine never filled in sufficiently to complete valid races. The participants left on Saturday without results in four days, a very exceptional situation at this venue. The report of the A-Cats.
Monday, August 24, 2015   
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A-Cats and Tornados left the Engadine on Saturday after four windless days .... and the South wind filled in just in time for the Musto-Skiff Eurocup Regatta on Lake Silvaplana. Eight races were completed over the weekend in an up to 20 kn breeze. Alastair Conn GBR has taken the lead 3 points ahead of Nicolas Duchoud SUI on 2nd, and Roger Oswald SUI 10 points behind as 3rd. 21 participants from 4 nations are on the entry list. The results (PDF).
Monday, August 24, 2015   
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The traditional Bol d'Or du lac de Joux SUI, a long-distance regatta for centerboard boats and multihulls, was orgaised over the past weekend. On Saturday, the M3-catamarans sailed two races of their Annual Championship with Laurent Vez on his A-Cat ahead of Lamaille/Dombre with a Nacra 17 and Bourquin/Meyer on an Eagle 20. 17 cats participated.
Winners of the Bol d'Or in calculated time were Lauber/Tetaz on their 420 ahead of the Laser Standard of Guy Wuilleret, and the RS 100 of Rotach/Dufour. 16 dinghies participated. First in the 20 caramarans' fleet were Wutrich/Wutrich on a Viper followed by Chiovini/Dufour on a Ventilo pulso and Fischer/Tinguely on a Nacra 20.
The event website with all ranking lists.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, August 23, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015   
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Both Swiss 470 teams were qualified for yesterday's Medal Races, a well deserved reward after a successful week.
The points' situation for Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser SUI was such, that an improvement in the rankings was mathematically not possible. However, they demonstrated that sailing with the World's best can be possible by finishing 3rd in the Medal Race.
The objective of Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI was to defend the 8th place overall, the result required by Swiss Olympic for a 2016 Olympic selection. After a nerve-stretching Medal Race with many position changes, they finally finished with a tiny half-a-meter advance on the Spanish team on rank 9. At the 470 World Championship 2015 in Israel, the two Swiss girls must grasp one of the three remaining Olympic Nations' berths to secure an entry to the Rio Games.
All ranking lists and the official final report.
Sunday, August 23, 2015   
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Three races were sailed on the last day of the 2015 Laser Standard and Radial U-21 World Championship.
Andrea Nordquist SUI had another good day in the Lasers Radial advancing on rank 17 among the 74 participants.
The Swiss Laser Standard helmsmen however lost again some positions. The best-ranked Nils Theuninck SUI finished on rank 25 in the Goldfleet. Sailing in the Silverfleet, Benoît Lagneux SUI is 19th (= 97th overall), Luciano Antonietti SUI with two premature starts, 51st (= 129th overall) and Janik Roempp SUI 149th.
All ranking lists are on the event website, photos and videos are posted on the event facebook page.
Sunday, August 23, 2015   
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The 2015 Fireball World Championship begins today in Wales with 99 teams from 9 nations and 4 continents on the entry list. The UK teams - two third of the participants are British - will undoubtedly rule the show, but other experienced teams such as Schulz/Sheppard AUS will have a say as well. Good results can also be expected from Claude Mermod/Ruedi Moser SUI, who realised some top results at the UK Nationals last week. With 3 premature starts on the result sheet, nothing more than a 26th rank was possible. Tom Gillard/Richard Anderton GBR were the winners, the best non-UK team were Rémy Thuillier/Mathieu Corruble FRA on the 6th place. Best Swiss were Landerer/Landerer SUI as 22nd among the 60 starters,
The ranking list of the UK Nationals and the World Championship Website.
Sunday, August 23, 2015   
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Leigh McMillan GBR and his The Wave - Muscat' dominated once more racing on the Newa downtown St. Petersburg RUS. He will start to the last races today with a 20 points' advantage on the second-ranked 'Red Bull Sailing Team' of Roman Hagara AUT. But 'Lino Sonego Team Italia' with Enrico Zennaro ITA, helmsman Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI and the main-sheet trimmer Bryan Mettraux SUI had another successful day and reduced the backlog on rank 2 on just one point.
The report with results.
Sunday, August 23, 2015   
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Apparently no wind and again no racing on Lake Silvaplana. Unfortunately, the official event website does not contain any information on yesterday's activities.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, August 22, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015   
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The 470s terminated the Qualifcation Series yesterday and both Swiss teams will participate in the Medal Race today.
Admittedly, Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI sailed their discard result yesterday, but they remained on rank 8 overall, the Rio Selection criteria of Swiss Olympic. But the direct opponents are only one point behind, and an all-out effort will be needed to keep this position in the Medal Race today, and to secure afterwards one of the remaining Nation berths for the 2016 Olympics at the World Championship in New Zealand. Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser SUI defended their 10th position, but to improve this position in the Medal Race will not be possible due to the importand points' deficit.
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Saturday, August 22, 2015   
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Moderate but variable winds prevailed yesterday on the Newa downtown St. Petersburg RUS, where the Extreme Sailing Series continued with 7 races. Winning 3 of them, Leigh McMillan GBR with his 'The Wave - Muscat' replaced Roman Hagara AUT and his 'Red Bull Sailing Team' on top of the rankings. 'Lino Sonego Italia' with Enrico Zennaro ITA (and Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI / Bryan Mettraux SUI) defended the 3rd place.
The report with results.
Saturday, August 22, 2015   
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Apparently, the wind was missing also on the 3rd day of the A-Cat and Tornado Class Championships on Lake Silvaplana. Two days remain to complete the required four race to validate the regatta .... but ..... light winds have again been forecast for today. .
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, August 21, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015   (Image © Jesus Renedo)
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The Rio Test Event ended yesterday for the RS:X windsurfers with the Medal Races. Finishing 6th overall, Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI achieved the best result of his career and fulfilled herewith the Swiss Olympic Olympic selection limit. All he needs now is to qualify the nation for one of the remaining Olympic berths at the RS:X World Championship in Oman in October.
The Test Event ended yesterday also for the two Swiss Lasers, the Nacra 17 and the 49er, none of them qualified for today's Medal Races. The Laser Standard sailor Guillaume Girod SUI was never at ease during the whole week and finished on rank 36. Maud Jayet SUI, age 19, was for the first time able to keep the speed of the best in the Lasers Radial, and with her 19th final rank, she can have hopes to grasp one of the remaining Olympic berths at the World Championship in Oman in October, provided she makes some more progress in the coming week. Disappointment is with Matthias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI in the Nacra 17 as they missed the Medal Race at their 2015 target event by 4 points. Joy and satisfaction instead with Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI in the 49ers finishing 5th yesterday and concluding the competition on the remarkable 17th final rank. In lighter winds, they are now able to sail at the best team's level, a major progress in their second skiff season.
The only Swiss still active are the 470s sailing their last Qualification Races today. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI as 8th in the 470 women are on a good way to the Medal Race, as their advantage on rank 11 before the last two races today is 17 points. A top performance today would even open a door to race for Bronze in the Medal Race only 12 points away at present. But they too have to qualify Switzerland for an Olympic berth at the World Championship in Israel in October. Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser SUI advanced on rank 10 in the 470 men, and they have to defend a 3 points' lead on Gerz/Szymanski GER in the two races today to qualify for tomorrow's Medal Race.
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Friday, August 21, 2015   (Image © Luka Bartulovic)
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Stormy winds inhibited racing at the Laser Radial Youth Worlds in Kingston CAN. Alexis Mégevand SUI finished the competition on the remarkable 22nd final rank among the 142 participants. The other Swiss sailing in the Silverfleet finished on midfleet positions with Arvid Nordquist SUI as 55th, Artur Baudet SUI 82nd and Luca Borsella SUI 100th.
The ranking lists and the final report.
Friday, August 21, 2015   
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Sun and light winds prevailed yesterday on the Ijsselmeer NED for the first Final Series Gold- and Silverfleet races of the Lasers Standard. Nils Theuninck SUI, the only Swiss in the Goldfleet defended the 22nd place. The other Swiss, sailing in the Silverfleet, lost some positions and the best-ranked Luciano Antonietti SUI is now 26th (= 104th overall). Excellent however Andrea Nordquist in the Lasers Radial, where she finished 2nd and advanced on rank 23 overall.
All ranking lists on the event website. The www.facebook.com/pages/Laser-worlds-2015/756936637731614?fref=ts]event facebook page[/URL] contains a video-interview with the leading Maxime Jonker NED as well as the video of the day.
Friday, August 21, 2015   
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The clouds were gone over the Engadine valley yesterday, but the Maloja wind stalled because of a strong Northerly breeze. Racing was therefore again postponed. The wind forecast for today is somewhat better, but the Maloja wind - if any - would not be very strong.
Friday, August 21, 2015   
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Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing Event Series 2015 in St. Petersburg RUS began yesterday with 7 races sailed on the Newa in the City's downtown. In sun and a 10 kn breeze, Roman Hagara AUT with his 'Red Bull Sailing Team' took the lead ahead of 'The Wave - Muscat' with Leigh McMillan GBR. On the 3rd place follows - her best-ever - the Italian 'Lino Sonega Team' with Enrico Zennaro ITA as well as Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI and Bryan Mettraux SUI.
The report and the ranking list.
Friday, August 21, 2015   
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Tomorrow, the start to the 50-Miles-Trophy, the most important event of the Vierwaldstättersee-Cup (Lake Lucerne Cup), will be given in Stans. Sun and probably light winds will prevail during the race leading across Lake Lucerne to Brunnen and an additional round in - hopefully - a strong thermal breeze on Lake Uri for the finish back to Brunnen, where the Windweek offers attractions for sailors and spectators ashore. Entry deadline is this Friday evening ... and Surprise yachts can be chartered at Marina-Bootsvermietung by late-comers wanting to spend a fantastic last summer weekend on Lake Lucerne.
Friday, August 21, 2015   
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A little bit late, but nevertheless extremely attractive and entertaining is a 26-minutes video take on the Semaine de la Voile 1970 of the Société Nautique of Geneva
(SNG), an epoque, when the 6mJI were the 'Ferrari's of the Lake' ! Among the participants was also the last Swiss Olympic medalist Louis Noverraz SNG (1968). The film has been edited with all up-to-date techniques such as air-takes, on-board-cameras ... and even a protest hearing is documented. Summer sailing at its best !
The video.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, August 20, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015   (Image © Luka Bartulovic)
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Three Final Series races were sailed in the Gold-, Silver and Bronzefleets at the Laser Radial Youth Worlds in Kingston CAN, initally in a 15 kn breeze, decreasing during the day.
Alexis Mégevand SUI lost unfortunately some places because of a premature start penalty, but his 22nd place in the Goldfleet is still remarkable and improvements are possible in the two last races today. Arvid Nordquist won one of the Silverfleet races and advanced on the 7th place (= 55th overall). Arthur Baudet SUI follows on rank 34 (= 82nd overall). In the Bronzefleet, Luca Borsella SUI progressed on rank 5 despite of a premature start (= 100th overall).
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Thursday, August 20, 2015   
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Light winds prevailed for the first time on the Ijsselmeer yesterday where the Qualification Series of the U21 Lasers Standard ended with two races. Nils Theuninck SUI on rank 19 is the only Swiss qualified for the Goldfleet after the day ranks 4 and 23 in his Group, and thanks to the discarded DSQ result. The other Swiss were on the loosing side and are on the positions 90 (Luca Antonietti SUI), 100 (Benoît Lagneux SUI) and 106 (Janik Roempp SUI) before the Final Series.
In the U21 Radials, As 3rd, the best race rank so far, Andrea Nordquist SUI stays on rank 35 as best Swiss.
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Thursday, August 20, 2015   
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The A-Cat and Tornado Swiss Opens - the Class Championships 2015 - were scheduled to start yesterday, but the wind was missing on Lake Silvaplana as the bad weather prevented the thermal Maloja wind from building up. Unfortunately, the outlook on the coming days is not very promising according to the wind forecast.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015   (Image © Jesus Renedo)
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Very light winds on the fourth day of the Rio Test Event ! While Matias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI in the Nacra 17 and Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI in the 49ers had their lay day yesterday, the 470s with Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI and Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser SUI waited in vain for wind. Only the two Lasers and the windsurfer Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI were engaged in races.
Mateo handled the delicate light wind with care and improved his overall ranking on 5th with the day ranks 8 and 7. Maud Jayet SUI continued with an excellent performance too, finishing 9th in the only Laser Radial race of the day and progressing on rank 19 overall. Finishing 27th in the Lasers Standard, Guillaume Girod SUI improved his overall results on 36th, up 2 places.
The wind forecast for today is not very promising. All ranking lists, the daily news and the report of the Swiss Team.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015   (Image © Luka Bartulovic)
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Only light winds prevailed on the last day of the Qualification Series, and only one race instead of the planned two heats was completed.
This was bad luck for Arvid Nordquist SUI as best Swiss with a 5th place in his Group, moving up on rank 51. But he missed the Goldfleet - cut rank 48 - by one point. The only Swiss qualified for the best 48 sailors is therefore Alexis Mégevand SUI on rank 14, only 23 points behind the podium. Arthur Baudet SUI on rank 83 continues the Championship in the Silverfleet, Luca Borsella SUI as 103rd is in the Bronzefleet.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015   
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The Swiss had a rather difficult second day at the U21 Laser Radial & Standard Worlds in Medemblik NED.
Nils Theuninck SUI was disqualified in the Lasers Standard and dropped on rank 28. Benoît Lagneux SUI on 75th, Luciano Antonietti SUI on 76th and Janik Roempp on 789th have still good chances to qualify for the Goldfleet.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015   
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Three race days are almost over and the main fleet has not yet reached the Fastnet Rock. Only the big multi- and monohulls have finished the race in the meantime.
The line honors went - as expected - to 'Spindrift 2', but with 2 days and 10 hours, the record time is far away. The MOD-70-Trimaran 'Phaedo' of Lloyd Thornburg USA crossed the line 2 hours later and is the winner in calculated time. The 100-foot 'Comanche' with Ken Read USA was the first monohull, but the 88-foot 'Rambler' with George David USA finished only 4 minutes later and is the Maxi-winner in calculated time. It remains to be seen whether this time is good enough for the overall IRC-victory on handicap. For the moment, 'Momo' with Dieter Schön GER is in the lead, but she has 13 miles left to the arrival. The second Swiss boat in addition to 'Spindrift 2' is the M34 'Bienne Voile' with Thierry Bosshard SUI on the 37th place in the IRC-2 rankings, but she has not yet rounded the Fastnet Rock.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015   (Image © CN Founex)
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The CN Founex / Lake Geneva had a very busy weekend with the Régate des Chateaux and the OneDesign Regattas. The ACVL classes sailed their race in a light wind and overcast sky in two up-and-down rounds. The Psaros40 of Jean Psarofaghis was first in the TCFX-rankings, and in the TCF2, David Vulliez on his Luthi 952 was first. Close racing in the Grand Surprise and Surprise races with Alfred Borter on 'Little Nemo II' and Nicolas Kauffmann on 'Eaux-Secours' on top of their classes.
All ranking lists.
The planned Surprise / Grand Surprise race on Sunday had to be cancelled because of the pouring rain and no wind. The Club website CN Founex.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015   (Image © Pedro Martinez)
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Light to moderate winds prevailed on the third day of the Olympic Test Event, and racing took place on Guanabara Bay, as the predicted breeze on the open Atlantic courses did not fill in.
Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI feel quite at home in these conditions and finished twice in the top-10, bringing them on rank 8 overall. The Lasers sailed their best results so far with Maud Jayet SUI as 9th advancing overall on position 21 of the Radials, and with Guillaume Girod SUI in the bei den Standards finishing 21st and moving on rank 37. Bad luck for Matias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI, breaking the tiller extension in the second race, but also the other two races were far from being perfect. The ranks 13/17/11 made them descend on rank 10. Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI finished for the first time in the top-10, and overall, they occupy the 18th place. The RS:X windsurfer with Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI had their layday yesterday.
All ranking lists, the official reportt and the Communiqué of the Swiss-Sailing-Team.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015   (Image © Luka Bartulovic)
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Alexis Mégevand SUI remains on the way to the Goldfleet after yesterday's two races sailed in a 12 kn seabreeze. Admittedly, he lost two places and is now on 16th, but he should be able to make the cut in the two Qualification Series races of today. Arvid Nordquist SUI booked an excellent 6th race rank in his Group, but on rank 69 with an 18 points' deficit to qualify for the Goldfleet, he needs two perfect races today. Not impossible !! Arthur Baudet SUI and Luca Borsella SUI follow on the ranks 89 and 102 fighting for the Silverfleet qualification today.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015   
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The U21 Worlds on the Ijsselmeer were initiated yesterday with two races sailed in an 18 kn breeze. Nils Theuninck SUI had a perfect opening with a 3rd rank in race 1 of the Lasers Standard, but the second race was less successful, and he dropped on rank 18 overall. Luciano Antonietti SUI follows on rank 58. In the Radials, the best Swiss is Andrea Nordquist SUI on the 27th place.
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