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Top News – Friday, September 4, 2015
Friday, September 4, 2015   (Image © Robert Hajduk)
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An eventful day in Dziwnow POL ! In the Individual World Championship, the first two Final Races were sailed in an 8 kn breeze, before a heavy rain front with stormy winds passed over the race courses. After a break, the competition continued in the afternoon with the Finals of the Team-Race Championship. At the end of the day, it was Singapore avenging last year's defeat and winning this time against Thailand. Bronze went to Argentina defeating Spain in the Petite Final.
In the Individual rankings, the leader Rok Verderber SLO has now a 23 points' advance, but he has as a discarded rank 65 on the results sheet, and nothing is decided yet in case of a failure in one of the two remaining races. New on rank 2 is the best Girl Jodie Lai SIN. Matthias Berthet NOR is new on rank 3. Dante Cittadini ARG and Otto Henry AUS are the next persuers and this means, that participants from four continents are in the top-5 ! The North American nations' best are Theodore Nicolosi ISV 7th, Thomas Hall USA 20th, Eric Omielan CAN 128th, Campbell Patton BER 131st and Iker Loza Ramire MEX 144th.
The ranking list, the event website with the daily news and the event facebook page with the short report on the Team-Race Worlds. The full Team-Race rankings have not yet been published this morning.
Friday, September 4, 2015   
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The U-21 European Championship of the Olympic Laser Classes continued yesterday according to program with two races sailed in a moderate wind.
Line-Flem Höst NOR on top of the Radials is on a safe way to the tile as she leads now after another race win with 16 points on Monika Mikkola FIN. Agata Barwinska POL on 3rd is another 4 points back and a candidate for Silver or Bronze as are Celine-Therese Herud NOR, 4th with 6 points on Silver and Lena Haverland GER on 7th. Corinne Peters CAN is on rank 25.
Fully open is the outcome in the Lasers Standard as the advantage of Joel Rodriguez ESP has melted on 2 points. The Hungarian Vadnai brothers are now on the ranks 2 and 3. Jonathan on 3rd is only 5 points back. Even Michael Beckett GBR on 4th with a 6 points backlog can have hopes for the title. Finn Lynch IRL, 12 points behind Rodriguez ESP, has chances for a medal too.
All results, the event facebook page and the event website.
Friday, September 4, 2015   
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Two races were sailed on the first day of the Star Northamericans in Seattle. The former Olympians were dominating the day with George Szabo/Isao Toyama USA as early leaders followed by Carl Buchan/Jamie Buchan USA and Dalton Bergen/Ben Glass USA. 33 teams from Canada and the USA are on the starting line. See the complete results.
Friday, September 4, 2015   
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The J/24 Worlds on Luebeck Bay continued yesterday with two races sailed in 6-8 kn wind. The Medals are practically allotted before the last races today with Ian Southworth GBR (ranks 1 and ocs yesterday) on top with an 11 points lead on Mike Ingham USA on 2nd, who is 21 points in front of the 3rd Trevis Odenbach USA. Till Pomarius GER on 4th is already 30 points behind the Bronze Medal.
The results and the daily report (PDF).
Friday, September 4, 2015   (Image © Chris Ray)
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No news today results-wise from the 18-ft International Regstta in San Francisco. After six races, the New Zealanders dominate the scene with a triple lead overall. But today, the videos of the first two race days, produced by Christophe Favreau, have been posted, spectacular as always with the 18-footers: Race Day 1 and Race Day 2.
 
Top News – Thursday, September 3, 2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015   (Image © Robert Hajduk)
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For the first time, a westerly breeze filled in at the Polish Baltic Sea Coast and last three qualification races for the Gold-, Silver-, Bronze- and Emeraldfleets were sailed yesterday in a 15 kn wind. The only one from the leading group at ease with the fresher conditions was Rok Verderber SLO. He is now in the lead with a 10 points advntage on Suthon Yampinid THA on 2nd. New on rank 3 is the best girl Jodie Lai SIN. The USA have three, ISV two boats in the Goldfleet, while CAN, MEX and BER are not represented.
The results, the daily report and the fleet lists.
Thursday, September 3, 2015   (Image © Robert Hajduk)
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The IODA Annual Meeting organised during the World Championship decides on the venues for World and Continental Championships. In the final ballot on the 2017 venue, Thailand had the upper and on Switzerland (Lake Silvaplana) with 4 votes. The Swiss presentation video). The 2017 European Championship will be organised in Bourgas/Bulgary.
The report.
Thursday, September 3, 2015   
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The U-21 Laser Radial & Standard European Championship 2015 continued yesterday with the Final Series.
In the Standards, the duel between Joel Rodriguez ESP and Michael Beckett GBR goes on, with the Spanish still in the lead with 2 points, The Hungarian Vadnai brothers on the ranks 3 (Benjamin) and 4 (Jonathan) remain in the race for the title with a 7 respectively 8 points backlog.
Line-Flem Höst NOR extended her lead in the Radials on 16 points. Celine-Therese Herud NOR and Monika Mikkola FIN follow at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. Agata Barwinska POL, winner of both races of the day, progressed on the 5th place. Carin Peters CAN, is on rank 29.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Thursday, September 3, 2015   
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The J/24 Worlds in Boltenhagen went on with two races yesterday. Ian Southworth GBR extended his advantage on Mike Ingham USA to 5 points. Travis Odenbach USA on the 3rd place is already 28 points behind.
The ranking list and the event website.
Thursday, September 3, 2015   
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The M32-catamaran activity above all in Scandinavia and a regatta in Florida USA will be substantially enhanced in the future, as the manufacturer of the M32 has acquired the World Match Race Tour by July 1, 2015. In 2016, at least some, if not all, of the WMRT events shall be sailed on M32 catamarans.
Taylor Canfield ISV, Match-Race-World Champion 2013 is already successfully particpating in M32 events, and a few days ago, the 2014 Match-Race-World Champion and Tour leader Ian Williams GBR announced, that he will join the Class, participating in the Helsinki event next week in a brand-new cat. Here the news.
Although the M32 cats are non-foilers, racing is spectacular with some Scandianvian sailing celebrities presently engaged in the M32-Tour, such as the Olympic medalists Freddy Lööf SWE and Hans Wallen SWE or the former Laser- and Star-European Champion Michael Hestbäk DEN. Enjoy the video summary of the last event in Copenhagen.
 
Top News – Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015   (Image © Robert Hajduk)
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The wind was absent on the Final day of the Optimist Team-Race Worlds in Poland and - consulting the many websites reporting on this competition - it remains unclear, if and when this event will continue. The daily news.
The program of today consists of Fleetraces to conclude the individual Qualification Series. There is one race needed to split the 276 participants in Gold-, Silver- and Bronzefleets. After four races, rank 1 is shared by Rok Verderber SLO and Suthon Yampinid THA at equal points ahead of Daniel Hung SIN and Odysseas Spanakis GRE. Jodie Lai SIN on rank 6 is the best Girl. The NorAm nations' best are Zane Rogers USA 9th, Mia Nicolosi ISV 14th and Eric Omielan CAN 82nd.
The ranking list[URL], the [url=wxw.facebook.com/optiworlds2015kampom]event facebook page and the event website.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015   
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The Lasers Standard concluded yesterday the Qualification Series for the Gold- and Silverfleet allocation. With a race win, Joel Rodriguez ESP stayed on top tied with Michael Beckett GBR on rank 2. Only one point back follows Jonathan Vadnai HUN on rank 3, and his brother Benjamin Vadnai HUN as 4th is 4 points behind.
The discarded worst result and an excellent performance yesterday - ranks 1 and 2 - brought Line Flem-Höst NOR in the lead of the Lasers Radial. Martina Reino ESP on rank 2 has a backlog of 3 points on the leader, Celine-Therese Herud NOR is now 3rd, while Lisa Haverland GER and Monika Mikkola FIN are 4th and 5th at equal points. Carin Peters CAN, is on rank 27 among the 44 participants from 17 nations.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015   
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Contrary to the opening day with light winds, a fresh, up to 20 kn easterly breeze from the shore filled yesterday in Boltenhagen GER. Finishing 1 and 2, Ian Southworth GBR (with David Howlett GBR, the successful English coach, as tactician) took the overall lead with a 22 points advantage over the 2nd-ranked Mike Ingham USA (1 and 3 yesterday). Pietro Diamanti ITA follows on rank 3.
The results and the daily news.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015   (Image © Gian Luca Pasini)
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The final tune-up for the Centomiglia starting next Saturday took place on Lake Garda over the past weekend, the Trofeo Gorla. The Swiss were quite successful. Winner in the 'Performance' class was Luc Munier SUI and his team on their Psaros 33, Claude Fehlmann SUI, also on a Psaros 33, finished 3rd. The line honours went to Christophe Péclard SUI on his Ventilo-1-catamaran 'Safram', crossing the 50 miles at an average speed of 17,89 kn.
The report (in Itaöian). Unfortunately, the event website does not yet contain full results.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015   (Image © Pressure Drop.us)
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The San Francisco 18 ft Skiff International Regatta, the most important event of the Class outside Australia, began last Monday, and up to now, 6 races have been completed in a 12-17 kn wind. The leading trio is all New Zealand, with David McDiarmid NZL with his 'Yamaha' 1st, followed by Alex Vallings NZL and his team ('C-Tech') 2nd and Graham Catley NZL ('Maersk Line') 3rd. Howie Hamlin USA and his team is on rank 5. 11 teams from 3 nations participate.
The results and the www.stfyc.com/default.aspx?p=v35EvtView&ID=3866441&type=0&ssid=&qfilter=ALL]event website[/URL].
Wednesday, September 2, 2015   
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In Murmansk RUS, the Chinese round-the-world skipper Guo Chuan CHN and his team, among them also Boris Herrmann GER as navigator and the Russian Arctic explorer Sergei Nizovtsev RUS, are readx for a first record attempt across the North - East passage along the Russian North Coast. The climate warming should make it possible to keep the passage ice-free during the coming two weeks. However, there will always be drifting ice, a fatal threat for the 105-foot-trimaran 'Qingdao China' (the former IDEC of Francis Joyon FRA).
The daily news.
 
Top News – Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Tuesday, September 1, 2015   (Image © Robert Hajduk)
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Yesterday, the Qualification Series of the Optimist Team Race World Championship was on the program. Among the 16 Teams qualified for the next Round are among others the defending Champion from Thailand, the faorites Singapore and the USA..
The official short report and the event facebook page, lUnfortunately, only the results overview of Group A was accessible this morning.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015   
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The U21 Laser Radial & Standard European Championship continued yesterday in a light and unconstant 7 kn wind.
Lena Haverland GER defended her first place in the Radial Girls with a second race rank 3 points ahead of Monika Mikkola FIN on 2nd. New on rank 3 is now Celine-Therese Herud NOR, at equal points with Martina Reino ESP on 4th. Carin Peters CAN is down on rank 24.
Joel Rodriguez ESP is the sole leader in the Lasers Standard, in front of Jonathan Vadnai HUN and Michael Beckett GBR one point behind. Another point back are Benjamin Vadnai HUN and Nicolo Villa ITA, both also with an option on the title.
All results and the daily news.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015   
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The J/24 World Championship in Boltenhagen GER began yesterday with two light-wind races on the Baltic Sea. Fumiya Kato JPN, in both races among the first to cross the finish line with the day ranks 2 and 3, is the first leader. Ian Southword GBR and Ignazio Bonnano ITA followed on the ranks 2 and 3. Stephanie Köpcke GER with her all-female team on rank 7 are the best women. 56 teams from 14 nations participate.
The ranking list and the The dailyreport.
 
Top News – Monday, August 31, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015   (Image © Robert Hajduk)
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The wind was back yesterday, intially light with 5 kn, increasing to a moderate 10 kn breeze during the day, allowing to complete for the first time the full daily program with two races in each Group.
After 4 races, the lead is shared by Rok Verderber SLO and Suthon Yampinid THA with 8 points each. 3 points behind follows Daniel Hung SIN on rank 3. Jodie Lai SIN on the 6th place remains the best Girl. Zane Rogers USA is 9th, Mia Nicolosi ISV 14th and Eric Omielan CAN 82nd.
Today, the Team-Race is on the program. The ranking list, the event facebook page and the daily news.
Monday, August 31, 2015   
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Unexpected big surprise at the Moth European Championship 2015 in Lelystad NED yesterday ! Not the defending champion Chris Rashley GBR, interim's leader with 6 bullets in 7 race, but his only immediate persuer Robert Greenalgh GBR, six times 2nd and a first, is the new European Champion. Finishing 1/3/1 on the last day, Greenalgh won one point ahead of Rashley GBR, who had a miserable day with the ranks 8/3/4. The 2008 Laser Olympic Champion Paul Goodison GBR earned Bronze. The Mini-Transat winner Benoît Marie FRA, up on rank 7, remained the best non-English among the 70 participants.
The ranking list and the event website.
Monday, August 31, 2015   
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The U21 European Championship of the Olympic Laser Radial and Standard classes began yesterday in Murcia ESP in a 10 kn wind.
Joel Rodriguez ESP, last week U21 World Champion already, started the first day on top with the ranks 1 and 2 of the Lasers Standard. Also with the ranks 1 and 2 in his Group follows Michael Beckett GBR on rank 2. Nicolo Villa ITA and Jonathan Vadnai HUN share rank 3. 83 participants from 20 nations on the entry list.
The first leader in the Lasers Radial is Lena Haverland GER with the ranks 1/5. Monika Mikkola FIN on rank 2 follows one point back. Maud Jayet SUI is another point behind on the3rd place. The only North American participant in Murcia, Carin Peters CAN, is on rank 17 among the 44 participants from 17 nations.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Monday, August 31, 2015   (Image © Dan Ljungsvik)
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Finishing 2 and 1 yesterday, 'Team New Zealand' with Glenn Ashby AUS is the winner of the Gothenburg AC World Series Act. 'Oracle' with James Spithill AUS and 'BAR' with Ben Ainslie GBR had to content themselves with the ranks 2 and 3. 'Team New Zealand' is the new leader of the annual rankings.
The report.
Monday, August 31, 2015   (Image © Guilain Grenier)
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The 10 kn wind on the final day of the Trofeo di Roma allowed for the first time to foil the GC32 catamarans. 'Alinghi' with Morgan Larson USA won three races, but an abandoned heat prevented the overalll victory for the benefit of 'Sultanate of Oman' with Leigh McMillan GBR. 'Spindrift' with Yann Guichard FRA and 'Alinghi' complete the podium. The Omanis lead in the annual rankings before the final event in Marseille with a 3 points' advance on 'Alinghi'.
The results and the event facebook page.
Monday, August 31, 2015   (Image © Mauro Melandri)
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Although the defending champion Jason Carroll USA (tactics Cameron Appleton NZL) added two more race wins to his score line, this was not good enough to replace Alessandro Rombelli ITA (tactics Francesco Bruni ITA) on top of the overall ranking. The young Ryan DeVos USA (Mark Mendelblatt USA) earned the Bronze medal. Dalton DeVos USA is 7th, Alec Cutler BER with Chris Rast USA/SUI remained on rank 13 among the 22 teams.
The ranking list and the final report.
 
 
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