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Top News – Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   
The 420 Worlds in Travemünde continued yesterday in a 10 kn breeze with two races by fleet. Team of the day in the Girls were Kimberly Lim/Savannah Sieuw SIN, winning both heats and replacing the ISAF Youth Sailing Champions Silvia Mas/ Marta Davila ESP on top. Carlotta Omari/Francesca Russo ITA follow on rank 3. Christine Klingler/Victoria Thompson USA are 35th among the 83 teams.
Dominguez/Abalo ESP defended their first place in the Men/Open rankings, but the best of the day Ruiz/Davila ESP joined them on points. Ferraro/Orlando ITA follow on rank 3. Parkin/Eenkema van Dijk USA are on position 27.
The daily report and the event website with all ranking lists.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   
All groups sailed two races again on day two of the Laser Radial Youth Worlds.
In the Boys category, Nicola Villa ITA and Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA joined the leading Joel Rodriguez ESP on top with 8 points each. One point behind lurks Vladimir Evfimyevskiy RUS. Adam Wolnikowski USA is now 152 among the 159 participants. .
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Champion Martina Reino ESP won both races and moved on top of the Girls category, two points ahead of Monika Mikkola FIN 2nd. Ana Zelic CRO is 3rd. 83 participants.
The event website with all ranking lists.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   (Image © Luka Bartulovic)
The 29er Worlds on Lake Ontario continued yesterday in a well established seabreeze of 14-16 kn. Brice Yrieix/Loïc Fischer FRA, winning two of three races, are the new leaders 2 points ahead of Kurt Hansen/Harry Morton AUS. Micah Wilkinson/Jack Rogers NZL follow on rank 3. Zack Downing/Riley Gibbs USA are 6th, Andrew + Ryan Wood CAN 15th among the 101 teams. Today, two more Qualification races are on the , program. The ranking list and the event website.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   
An exceptional duel is taking place these days at the Norvegian Coast with a team from Renault and one from Helly-Hansen competing. A Renault Captur car is racing on the crooked coast road along the Norvegian Fjords, while the Helly Hansen Team is sailing North on a Yacht. In between, agility competitions are organised. Here the presentation video. The Renault-Captur-Facebook-Page informs on the interim's standings of the competition.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014   
The many Continental Championships of Olympic Classes during the past weeks led to a number of modifications in the rankings. Winning the Open 470 Europeans, Matthew Belcher/William Ryan AUS are back on top of the 470 men. McNay/Hughes USA are 6th. New on rank 1 in the Finns is Michele Paoletti ITA. Caleb Paine USA is 11th. Tonci Stipanovic CRO is also back on rank 1 in the Laser Standards. Haeger/Provancha USA are 4th in the 470 women[/URL. In all other classes, the top-ranked kept their places.
All [url=wxw.sailing.org/rankings/fleet/index.php]World Ranking lists
and the ISAF report.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   
In light winds two more races were sailed yesterday on Lake Okoboji. Both races saw Raoul Rios/Matt Dumke PUR on top of the fleet and the overall rankings. Read the full report and see the complete results.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   
The announced heavy rainfalls did not fill in, but nor came the wind to allow further races. The three races of the first day, two sailed in a moderate breeze, while in the third race, the approaching westerly front brought gusts of up to 30 kn make up the rankings in the different age categories: Apprentices Alexa Bezel/Christian Sprecher SUI (3 race wins), Masters Stefan Seger/Benjamin Wagner SUI (3 race wins), Grand Master François Brenac/Jacques Di Russo FRA, Great Grand Masters Marc Besson/Pierre Denis FRA.
All ranking lists and the reports.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
This morning, one third of the fleet is still underway. The start to the second leg back to Les Sables d'Olonne will be given next Tuesday. The race viewer, the reports and the event website.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
The Fuerteventura World Tour Slalom ended yesterday with two races, and from today, the Freestyle competitions for Men and Women are on the program.
The multiple World Champion Antoine Albeau FRA won both Slalom runs and is now superior first ahead of Cyrill Mousilmani FRA snd Pascal Toselli FRA, making the podium all-French. All other details on the PWA-website.
 
Top News – Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   (Image © Christian Beek)
The 420 World Championship 2014 in Travemünde GER began yesterday with two races by fleet sailed in a light breeze around 8 kn, and Spanish teams lead in both categories.
Silvia Mas/Marta Davila ESP, ISAF Youth Sailing World Champions 2014, lead in the Girls fleet one point ahead of Paulina Fauroux/Anel Ponthieu FRA and Clara Addari/Arianna Perini ITA at equal points. Christine Klingler/Victoria Thompson USA are 24th among 83 teams.
Adrian Gonzalez/Calixto Abalo ESP, day ranks 1 and 2, lead in the Boys category, in front of Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA and the ISAF Youth Sailing World Champions Jia Yi Loh/Jonathan Yeo SIN. Jack Parkin/Florian Eenkema van Dijk USA rank 18 are the best US team, Christopher Jakob Megaffin/John Alexander Sapp CAN are 73rd among 111 teams.
All ranking lists and the daily report.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   
The Laser-Radial-Youth-Worlds 2014 began yesterday in Poland with two races, with Vladimir Evfimyevskiy RUS and the ISAF Youth Sailing World Champion Joel Rodriguez ESP on rank one at equal points in the Boys category. Quentin Swaelen BEL follows one point behind on rank 3. Adam Wolnikowski USA follows on rank 140 among the 159 participants.
Olivia Bergström SWE, ranks 1 and 2, is the first leader in the Girls category. Agnieszka Dubiel POL and Louis Cervera FRA follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists and the videos.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   
Moderate conditions prevailed on day 2 of the Laser 4.7 Youth European Championship, but the wind lasted at least for the two races scheduled by fleet. Alejandro Bethancourt ESP proofs to be a class of his own winning both heats yesterday, leading overall in the Boys category with a 10 points' advance already. Emil Toblini ITA follows on rank 2, Martin Mikkola FIN is 3rd and at the same time best U16 helmsman. 178 participants.
Odile Van Aanholt NED defended her lead in the Girls, ahead of Nicole Hemerick IRL and Jara Seide GER both new on the ranks 2 and 3. 95 participants.
All ranking lists, die event website and the event facebook page with photos.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   
The 29er World Championship start on Lake Ontario was wet and windy yesterday. Pouring rain and a 20-25 kn breeze challenged the 94 teams during the whole day. All groups sailed four races each. Kurt Hansen/Harry Morton AUS proofed to be the big-breeze specialists winning all four races of their group and clearly leading overall. Brice Yrieix/Loïc Fischer FRA and Tania Bonilla/Marc Chapon ESP follow on the ranks 2 and 3. The ranking list and the event website.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   
The seabreeze did not show up on the opening day of the Contender European Championship on the Baltic Sea, and the 103 participants from 10 nations and 3 continents waited in vain. Favorites for the title will be this year again the German, Danish, Italian and Australian cracks. N. Smith CAN is the only North American. The event website and the Twitter news of the day.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
After the Protos, the first Series Minis have reached Horta/Acores POR yesterday evening finishing leg 1 of the France-Acores-France Regatta. The final approach brought Jonas Geerkens BEL on rank 1 crossing the finish line 50 minutes ahead of Damien Audrain FRA, while François Jambou FRA on 3rd arrived another hour later. Seven of the 22 Series Minis and 7 of the 11 Protos have arrived up to now.
The race viewer, the reports and the event website.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
Top conditions prevailed in the bay of Sotovento with a 25-35 kn breeze, and the Men's Slalom competition continued with three more runs. Antoine Albeau FRA was twice on top and moved on rank 1 interim's overall. Pascal Toselli FRA and Pierre Mortefon FRA follow behind. 57 participants. Report, photos and videos as always on the PWA-website.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
Only one day after closing the 2014 Tour-de-France à la Voile, the organising authority of the competition announced a major change in the concept of the Tour. Trimarans shall be used, and the recently announced Diam-24-trimaran has been selected. The main objective is cost reduction and increased spectacle to attract again more participants. This year, only 9 teams were present, not to compare with the high times of the Tour with 30 boats plus. The report.
 
Top News – Monday, July 28, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014   
Summery 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.
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. North America is represented by seven USA Boys and four USA Girls teams as well as a CAN Boys team
Yesterday, the Practice Race and th Opening Ceremony was on the program.
The report.
Monday, July 28, 2014   
No wind on the last day of the Tornado Europeans in Travemünde and the Saturday results became final. European Champions are Iordanis Paschalidis/Konstantinos Trigonis GRE, who dominated during the fresh wind races at the beginning of the event. Roland + Nahid Gäbler GER earned Silver, Martin Rusterholz/Marc Bauer SUI Bronze. 25 teams from 9 nations participated. The ranking list and the final 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.
The race viewer, the reports and the event website.
Monday, July 28, 2014   (Image © Erik Lahteenmaki)
After some delay waiting for sufficient wind, the Finals of the inaugural ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship (U23) were sailed in Helsinki in a light wind. The favorite Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN (ISAF nbr 9 ranking) clearly defeated Sam Gilmour AUS with a 3-0 score. Winner in the Petite Final was Nevin Snow USA with a 2-0 victory over Pierre Quiroga FRA. The report.
Monday, July 28, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
Perfect 18-25 kn wind conditions prevailed yesterday on Fuerteventura/Canaries ESP for the PWA Slalom- and Wave-Worldcup races. After four Slalom heats, the leader is Pascal Toselli FRA ahead of Antoine Albeau FRA. All other details on the PWA website.
Monday, July 28, 2014   
The wind was very light on the last day of the 2014 Travemünde Week, and only the Nacra 17 succeeded to finish a race at their German Championship with Finn Heeg/Merle Baars GER as winners. All other results can be found at the Live-Center. Check also the final report for some more details.
 
Top News – Sunday, July 27, 2014
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. Adam Wolnikowski USA is the only North-American. and
The event website.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
The wind decreased after two fresh wind days on the Bay of Lübeck for the first time yesterday, but nevertheless, three light-wind races were completed.
With the day ranks 1/1/2, Roland + Nahid Gäbler GER reduced the gap on the leading Paschalidis/Trigonis GRE to 5 points. Martin Rusterholz/Marc Bauer SUI follow with a 10 points' advance on rank 3, a difference to keep under control in today's last two races.
The ranking list and the daily report.
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 final rankings and the daily report.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
After a week underway, the first boats are now approaching the port of call Horta on the Acores. Giancarlo Pedote ITA, leader of the Protos, had 110 miles to sail this morning, and he will arrive during this evening. His fiercest opponent Davy Beaudart FRA on 'Cultisol', also a round-bow design, suffered an average yesterday and ask Race Management for support. Whether he dismasted is not yet known, as the the solo Mini650s are not allowed to use a radio connection.
The leading trio in the Series Minis is still sailing closely together at a distance of 5 miles, with new Damien Audrain FRA on rank 1.
The race viewer and the Event-Website.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN, Sam Gilmour AUS, Pierre Quiroga FRA and Nevin Snow USA qualified for the Semi Finals in yesterday's Quarter Finals. The first two rounds have aready been sailed with the favorite Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN ahead of Pierre Quiroga FRA 2-0, and Sam Gilmour AUS also 2-0 in front against Nevin Snow USA. Today will be the cruical day. The report.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
The wind was too light and unconstant yesterday at th Techno 291 Worlds to sail the planned races. The final decisions will therefore be made at today's races in all categories. The event website.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
Tomorrow Monday, the first races of the 470 Master Cup, the unofficial World Championship for 470 (age 40 plus) veterans will be started at Oberhofen/Lake Thoune, and today, a tune-up race will be organised. The bad weather disturbed the thermal breeze considerably during the past days, and the wind situation will remain difficult in the coming days. 54 teams from 10 nations are on the entry list. The event website.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
After 7 days with perfect sailing conditions - sun and a fresh breeze - the wind slackened for the first time yesterday. A number of classes terminated their regattas before the official final day of the event today.
The O'pen BIC crowned their World Champions in the categories U13, U16 and U19, Wolfgang Hunger/Julien Kleinert GER finished once more as German 5o5 champions, Truswell/Pascoe GBR finished as European Champions in the 14-Footers.
All results can be found on the Live-Center page. Read also the daily report for more details.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
No wind on the last day of the OK European Championship on the Steinhuder Meer either, and the interim's leader Jorgen Svendsen DEN was declared OK Champion, his first title. Andre Budzien GER and Bo Petersen DEN complete the podium. The results and the event-facebook-Seite.
 
Top News – Saturday, July 26, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt)
Contrary to the wind forecast for the last day of the Moth Worlds at Hayling Island GBR, the breeze was perfect with 12-16 kn, 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 the best from another nation. 133 participants from 18 nations were present.
The report with results and the video of the day.
Saturday, July 26, 2014   
The Laser Radial Men's World Championship 2014 in Poland ended yesterday with two races sailed in a 12 kn breeze. The leading Jonasz Stelmaszyk POL controlled his last opponent Marcin Rudawski POL during the races and secured the European's Champion title with a 6 points' advance. The Bronze medal went to William de Smet BEL closely followed by Tristan Brown AUS.
The finalr rankings and the report.
Next Monday, the Laser Radial Youth Championship 2014 will begin at the same venue. 167 Radial-Boys from 31 nations and 87 Radial Girls from 27 nations are on the entry lists.
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.
The results and the daily report.
Saturday, July 26, 2014   
All age categories sailed three races on the windiest day of the Techno Worlds so far with 15 kn. The leading groups are very close in most of the fleets before the last races today, and the decisions for the medals will fall today. The exception is Grigia Speciale ITA winner of 7 of the 9 races in the U15-Girls and leading with 20 points on Shira Benbenisti ISR. Tom Arnoux FRA is first in the U15-Boys, Lucie Pianazza FRA is on top of the U17-Girls while Carlo Ciabatti ITA leads in the U17-Boys.
The event website.
Saturday, July 26, 2014   
The unusual weather situation on the English South Coast continued on the last day of the 6 mIJ Europeans with much sun but no wind, and no more racing was possible. With only 3 completed races, the European Championship 2014 could not be validated and no champion crowned.
The report and the ranking lists.
 
 
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