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Top News – Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015   
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A decreasing breeze, initially 16 kn, slackening on 8 kn during the three Final races, prevailed yesterday, creating difficult conditions, and only Nick Thompson GBR finished three times in the top-ten, making him the superior leader with a 20 points' advantage on Tom Burton AUS. Philipp Buhl GER on 3rd, Tonci Stipanovic CRO on 4th and Pavlos Contides CYP on 5th follow closely behind within 3 points. The last three Final races are on the program today, and nothing is decided yet !
Remarkable performance by the US Sailing Team athletes Chris Barnard 6th and Charlie Buckingham 9th. Lee Parkhill CAN is on rank 25.
The ranking lists, the daily report and the video of the day.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015   
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The Qualification Series for the Gold and Silver fleets at the Nacra-17 Worlds were concluded yesterday with three races sailed in a moderate wind. The defending Champions Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA were brilliant and won all three races of the day, leading clearly ahead of John Gimson/Hannah Diamond GBR and Allan Norregaard/Annette Viborg DEN. The difference between rank 3 and rank 15 is only 10 points.
Sarah Newberry/ Matthew Whitehead USA are 25th, Luke Ramsay/Nikola Girke CAN 29th.
The ranking list and the daily report.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015   
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Yesterday, the 49ers joined the 49ersFX with first races at the European Championship in Porto POR, and both fleets sailed three or four races in a light 8 kn breeze.
Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED defended their lead in the 49ersFX, but Victoria Jurczok/Anika Lorenz GER joined them on top of the rankings after two race wins. Maiken Foght/Anne-Julie Schütt DEN follow on rank 3. Emily Dellenbaugh/Elizabeth Barr USA are 17th, Arielle Morgan/Heather Myatt CAN 28th among the 39 teams.
First leaders in the 49ers are Jorge Lima/Jose Costa POR, winning two of the four races. Lukas Przybytek/Pavel Kolodzinski POL and John Pink/Stuart Bithell GBR follow closely on the ranks 2 and 3. Schmidt/Böhme GER and Outteridge/Jensen AUS are 4th at equal points. Best of the big NorAm teams are Thomas Barrows/Morris USA 22nd and David Mori/Justin Barnes CAN 70th among the 79 teams.
The daily report and the video of the day.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015   
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The Optimist North American Championship on Antigua began yesterday with three races sailed in a well-established 18 kn trade wind. A trio at equal points is on top of the overall ranking consisting of Yi Nian Koh SIN 1st, James Koh SIN 2nd and Benjamin Fuenzalida CHI 3rd. The best NorAms are Teddy Nicolosi ISV 4th, Carmen Cowlse USA 5th, Matías Mufarech CAN 26th and Alex Torres Rinaldelli MEX 31st.
The ranking list and the report.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015   
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No wind on the final day of the Laser Europacup at Warnemünde GER, and the rankings of the previous day after four races became final.
Grégoire Peverelli SUI won in the Lasers 4.7 Boys, Kateryna Gumenko RUS was first in the Laser 4.7 Girls, Pernelle Michon FRA finished on top of the Radial-women and Jon Emmett GBR was on rank 1 of the Radial men. And last but not least, Jakub Marciniak POL was the best Laser Standard sailor.
The two USA participants finished on the ranks 6, Hughes Parker Radials men, and 7, Haddon Hughes USA Radials women.
 
Top News – Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015   (Image © Mogens Hansen)
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No wind and no racing on the opening day, but 30 kn plus on the morning after, delaying the first starts until the afternoon, when the breeze was somewhat lighter. Both Groups sailed two races, and while the experienced Nacra-17 teams handled the situation with routine, there was chaos back in the fleets with collisions, capsizes and equipment failures.
Finishing 1 and 2 in their Groups, the defending champions Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA as well as Vittorio Bissaro/Silvia Sicouri ITA share the lead after the first two heats. No surprise also Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS on rank 3 just one point behind, and Matias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI (2nd and 3rd) on the 4th position, confirming their top results of the 2015 season. Sarah Newberry/Matthew Whitehead USA are 21st, Luke Ramsay/Nikola Girke CAN 31st.
The ranking list and the daily report.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015   (Image © Anthony Lowther)
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Not enough wind in Kingston CAN yesterday to start to the first Final races in the Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets. Philipp Buhl GER and Nick Thompson GBR are tied on top of the rankings after the Qualificatins races, and Juan Maegli GUA follows closely behind on rank 3. Chris Barnard USA 9th, Charlie Buckingham USAl 14th, Lee Parkhill CAN 21st, Rob Davis CAN 27th and Tom Ramshaw CAN 47th sail in the Gold fleet.
The ranking lists and the daily report.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015   (Image © Ricardo Pinto)
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The Olympic Skiffs European Championship 2015 began yesterday In Porto with the women 49ersFX sailing four races in a freshening seabreeze. Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED finished twice on top an took the overall lead ahead of the two co-favorites Ida-Marie Baad/Marie Thusgaard DEN and Jena Hansen/Katja Salskov DEN on the ranks 2 and 3. Arielle Morgan/ Heather Myatt CAN are 22nd, Emily Dellenbaugh/Elizabeth Barry USA 23rd.
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015   (Image © Pepe Hartmann)
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After the light wind during the first days, a fresh 25 kn breeze filled in yesterday, and a number of position changes in the rankings were the consequence.
Winning two races, Grégoire Peverelli SUI took the lead in the Lasers 4.7 Boys, 3 points ahead of Daniil Krutskikh RUS on rank 2. Kateryna Gumenko RUS booked also two bullets in the Lasers 4.7 Girls, replacing Julia Büsselberge GER on rank 1. Jon Emmett GBR is the new Radial men leader, 5 points ahead of Philipp Loewe GER. Hughes Parker USA is 12th. Pernelle Michon FRA is back on top of the Radial women. Amélie Riou FRA moved up on rank 2 with two race wins yesterday. Haddon Hughes USA is 7th. The new leader in the Lasers Standard is Jakub Marciniak POL, closely followed by Tadeusz Kubiak POL on 2nd.
All ranking lists.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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The second Coastal Race of the Tour-de-France started yesterday at Fécamp FRA after a road-transport from Dunkerque.
Pierre Pennec FRA on 'Groupama' was the winner. Finishing 4th, Jean-Christophe Mourniac FRA ('Grandeur Nature Véranda') remained on top overall. Bernard Stamm SUI on his 'Cheminée Poujoulat' sailed in the middle of the fleet for quite some time, but in a ground collision - the fleet sailed extremenly close to the shore because of the strong currents - he broke half of a foil and dropped back on rank 20, i.e. position 22 overall.
The daily report, the overall rankings and the videos.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
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The Optimist North American Championship begins today on Antigua, and the only Europeans present are four Swiss Optimist sailors. Here the Team-Blog. Favorites among the 162 Optimists from 23 nations are the Argentinians, the Singaporeans and the NewZealanders, and not to forget, the US Americans. Trade winds around 20 kn may be expected.
The event website.
 
Top News – Monday, July 6, 2015
Monday, July 6, 2015   (Image © Luka Bartulovic)
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The Qualifications Series for the Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets ended yesterday with three races sailed in an initially light, lateron freshening breeze.
Philipp Buhl GER stays on top of the rankings, but this time at equal points with Nick Thompson GBR. Juan Maegli GUA descended on rank 3 with a 5 points' deficit. Most favorites made the cut for the best 53, but some with unexpected difficulties. The defending Champion Nicholas Heiner NED is on 28th, the 9-times World Champions Robert Scheidt BRA is only 41st. Not qualified for the Goldfleet are e.g. Tobias Schadewaldt GER or Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA . 8 of the 9 still available Olympic qualification berths have already been allotted to nations qualified for the Goldfleet, such as e.g. Tunesia or Montenegro. USA and Canada are represented among the best 53 with 5 athletes, i.e. Chris Barnard USA 9th, Charlie Buckingham USAl 14th, Lee Parkhill CAN 21st, Rob Davis CAN 27th and Tom Ramshaw CAN 47th.
The ranking list, the daily report and the videos.
Monday, July 6, 2015   (Image © Pierrick Contin)
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Chris Rast SUI/USA (470 and 49er Olympian for Switzerland and the USA) and his Swiss team - with a huge 53 points' advantage - had earned the Melges-24 World Champion's title already prematurely before the last two races planned for Sunday. The points' situation remained unchanged, as there was not enough wind for racing yesterday. Andrea Rachelli ITA and Bora Gulari USA remained on the ranks 2 and 3. To be noted that both - Bora and Chris - are top Flying Moth pilots and big boat tacticians. Tonu Toniste EST (470 Olympic Silver 1988 and Bronze 1992) finished on rank 6 in the 94 boats' fleet as best Corinthian sailor.
The final rankings, the report and the videos.
Monday, July 6, 2015   
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The Nacra 17 have taken over in Aarhus after the 470s, and yesterday, the first races of the 2015 World Championship were on the program, but the wind was missing as almost everywhere in high-summer Europe. The last three 2016 Olympic nations' berths will be allotted at the end of this Championship.
66 teams from 32 nations are on the entry list with Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA, defending World Champions and top favorite. Just back from the Volvo Ocean Race are Iker Martinez ESP starting with Marina Lopez ESP, as well as the catamaran-experienced Carolijn Brouwer BEL apparently beginning a Nacra Olympic campaign with Morgan Good BEL as crew. Matias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI want to crown their successful 2015 season so far with a Medal.
The event website and the event facebook page with reports.
Monday, July 6, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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The hot summer weather caused by a large flat Anticylone over total Europe stopped the 'wind machine' practically everywhere, except in thermal breeze venues. There was not enough wind in Dunkerque to sail the first short races of the Tour-de-France 2015. The overall rankings after the 45-miles Coastal Race remain unchanged with Jean-Christophe Mourniac FRA as first ahead of Xavier Revil FRA, steering the 'Spindrift' multihull instead of Yann Guichard FRA having refrained from a start in the TdF after the incident in Lorient. Today, another Coastal Race is on the program.
The event website.
Monday, July 6, 2015   
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Winning the last race, Ondrej Teply CZE, age 18, won the Finn Junior World Championship, the Silvercup, with a 5 points' advantage on Nenad Bugarin CRO. Johannes Brodtkorb NOR advanced on rank 3. Luke Muller USA ist 10th, Kyle Martin CAN 16th. Two races were sailed yesterday in a fresh seabreeze around 18 kn. The report, the final rankings and the video of the final day.
 
Top News – Sunday, July 5, 2015
Sunday, July 5, 2015   (Image © Pierrick Contin)
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Happy 4th of July for US Sailing as after Gold and Bronze at the Olympic 470 European Championships, the World Champion's title in the very popular Melges 24 class goes to Chris Rast from San Diego CA, US and Swiss passport holder, with his Swiss team from the Lake Thoune Yachtclub.
There are still two races (and the second discard) left on the final day today, but the advantage on the second ranked Andrea Rachelli ITA is such, that Chris Rast SUI and his Swiss team (Pade Zaugg, Udo Moser, René Schenk, Pavel J Tolonen) can celebrate the Melges 24 World Champion's title prematurely. With the ranks 1/2/7, they were again day's best yesterday and have now an advantage of 53 (!) points. Congrats to the three-times 470 and 49er Olympian for Switzerland and the USA. Ranks 2 and 3 remain unchanged with Andrea Rachelli ITA on 2nd and Bora Gulari USA another 28 points behind on 3rd.
The results and the report.
Sunday, July 5, 2015   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)
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The 470 European Championships 2015 in Aarhus DEN ended yesterday with the Medal Races sailed in a light 6 kn breeze.
The Olympic Champions Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL had the Open women's title prematurely before the final heat. Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol SLO defended rank 2 and are as best Europeans the Eurpean Champions. Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA adavnced on rank 3 by winning the Medal Race. Consequently, Camille Lecointre/Hélène Defrance FRA lost Open Bronze, but as 4th overall and 2nd best European, they earned at least European Championship Silver, Sophie Weguelin/Eilidh McIntyre GBR on 5th took Europeans Championship Bronze. The 470 women final rankings.
Well-deserved Bronze in the 470 women was not all for the US Sailing Team on the 4th of July USA National Day. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA, winners of the Weymouth Worldcup and constantly among the top teams at the Aarhus Europeans replaced the leading Ferdinand Gerz/Oliver Szymanski GER with a 2nd place in the Medal Race on top of the Open rankings. But with a constant series of top places during the whole week, the Germans merited the 2nd place overall and at the same time the European Champions title. On rank 3 follow the Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS. Mantis/Kagialis GRE and Sozykin/Gribanov RUS completed the podium, and took Europeans'Silver resp. Bronze. The Open/men's ranking list and the final report.
Sunday, July 5, 2015   
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Defeating the World Champion Ian Williams GBR 2-0, the 'Master of Marstrand' is for the 5th time in a row Björn Hansen SWE winning the Stena Match Cup. Keith Swinton AUS defeated Taylor Canfield ISV in the Petite Final also 2-0. The report.
Sunday, July 5, 2015   (Image © Pepe Hartmann)
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Yesterday was day one of the Warnemünde Week where the German Act of the Laser Europacup 2015 is a major competition among the 24 different class events In sun, temperatures above 30° and a light breeze, 1 resp 2 races were completed. Joshua Schopfer SUI took the lead in the Laser 4.7 Boys (53 participants, 9 nations) ahead of Daniil Krutskhik RUS and Guillaume Rol SUI. In the Laser 4.7-Girls, Julia Büsselberg GER won both heats. Hanne Goericke GER follows on rank 2. 28 participants from 7 nations. Only one race was sailed by the Radial men (67 participants/9 nations) with Alexander Ebert GER as first ahead of Philipp Loewe GER and Richard Rom FRA. Hughes Parker USA is on rank 4. In the Radial women (65 participants/20 nations/5 continents (!)), Pernelle Michon FRA leads ahead of Georgina Povall GBR and Constanze Stolz GER. Haddon Hughes US follows on the 14th place. In the Lasers Standard (44 participants/9 nations), the top place after two races is with Tadeusz Kubiak POL ahead of Jakub Marciniak POL and Loïc Queyroux FRA.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Sunday, July 5, 2015   
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Simon Koster SUI started to the maiden race with his new Mini 650 Prototype two weeks ago at the Fastnet Race, but ... it ended just after the start with a broken suspension bolt of the canting keel. Time is running out to complete the required miles to qualify for the Mini-Transat. One of the last opportunities is the 'Mare Nostrum', starting at Garraf south of Barcelona to a round-trip to the Baleares and back. The race will be sailed in two person teams, and there is nobody less than the most successful Mini 650 pilote Justine Mettraux SUI, just back from the Volvo Ocean Race, pairing with Simon ... the ranks 2 and 3 of the last Mini-Transat on the same boat !
The report.
Sunday, July 5, 2015   
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Only one race was sailed yesterday in Valencia with light winds around 7 kn and hot 36°C. Winning this race, Nenad Bugarin CRO reduced the gap on the still leading Ondrej Teply CZE to 2 points. These two athletes will fight for the title in today's last races. Arkadiy Kistanov RUS moved up on rank 3. Luke Muller USA is on the 11th place, Kyle Martin CAN is 16th.
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Sunday, July 5, 2015   (Image © Maria Muina)
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No changes on the last day of the ORC-World in Barcelona. In light winds, it was Alberto Rossi ITA (tactics Vasco Vascotto ITA) with his TP52 'Enfant terrible' who took the title in the ORC-A-classifications one point ahead of Marco Serafini ITA also on a TP52. Raffael Carbonell ESP earned Bronze. In the ORC-B-classifications, Pedro Campos ESP on a Swan 42 finished on top and Giuseppe Giuffre ITA took the title in the ORC-C-classifications.
All ranking lists, the final report and the videos.
 
Top News – Saturday, July 4, 2015
Saturday, July 4, 2015   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)
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Successful 4th of July for the US Sailing Team winning Gold(McNay/Hughes) and Bronze (Haeger/Provancha) at the 470 European Championship in Aarhus DEN. All ranking lists
Saturday, July 4, 2015   (Image © Luka Bartulovic)
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The Laser Standard Worlds in Kingston CAN continued yesterday with two races in all Groups, sailed in light winds. New on top are Juan Maegli GUA and at equal points Philipp Buhl GER, up to now rather a big-breeze specialist. Best of the day (2/2) was Tom Burton AUS advancing on rank 3. Nick Thompson GBR new on 4th, Robert Scheidt BRA on 12th or Daniel Mihelic CRO 15th are all on the way up after a rather difficult first day. While Lee Parkhill CAN (4/1) new on rank 10 had a perfect day, Charlie Buckingham USA (9/8) lost a few ranks and is now on rank 14. Yanic Gentry MEX is 89th.Today and tomorrow, two more races per day for every Group are on the program to split the fleet in a Gold, Silver and Bronze round for the Final Series.
The ranking lists, the daily report and the [url=wxw.youtube.com/watch?v=oSKzaAQehwM]video of day 1/URL].
Saturday, July 4, 2015   (Image © Pierrick Contin)
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No wind at Middlefart DEN yesterday and therefore no racing at the Melges 24 Worlds.
Chris Rast SUI/USA and his team lead with a 20 points' advance on Andrea Rachelli ITA. Bora Gulari USA follows on rank 3. Today and tomorrow, 5 more races are on the program, but the huge high pressure system over Europe is not very promising for better winds. The situation for Chris Rast SUI is excellent, but in a 96 boats' fleet, much can happen.
The ranking list and the report.
Saturday, July 4, 2015   (Image © Robert Hajduk)
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Yesterday, the Quarter Finals and the first two rounds of the Semis were completed at Marstrand SWE in a 12-15 kn breeze. The top favorites Ian Williams GBR and Taylor Canfield ISV qualified for the penultimate round, but both are already in difficulties 0-2 the Brit aganist Keith Swinton AUS, and the Caribbean against Björn Hansen SWE. Light winds have been forecast for today.
The results and the daily report.
Saturday, July 4, 2015   (Image © Martina Orsini)
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The Lake Garda Foiling Week, initiated last year as an encounter of state-of-the-art foiling engins with demos, tests and races on the water, as well as seminars, presentations and discussions ashore, has been taking place at Malcesine ITA for a few days.
The Kite-Foilers have already completed 10 races with Marvin Baumeister GER as leader ahead of Torvar Mirsky AUS and Jordan Girdis AUS. Here the kitefoil rankings.
Six foiler catamarans of the Flying Phantom class are also racing, with Gurvan Bontemps FRA leading ahead of the Vendée Globe winner François Gabart FRA. The Flying Phantom rankings.
The Moths sail the 5th Act of their Eurocup with 30 participants. Ben Paton GBR leads ahead of Stefano Rizzi ITA and Rory Fitzpatrick IRL.
The Moth rankings.
The event website and the videos.
Saturday, July 4, 2015   
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The 8 mIJ World Championship ended yesterday in Geneva after a hot-summer week, nevertheless sailable with mostly with a light local thermal wind except one fresh-breeze day. 10 races were completed and the title went to Jean Fabre SUI on 'Yquem II' with Jean-Marc Monnard SUI steering, achieving a goal he had been aiming for since quite some time. The defending Champion 'Hollandia' of Tim Van Rootselaar NED earned Silver, Mark Decelles CAN with his 'Lafayette' Bronze. Also in the Neptune Category of the classic 8 meters, the victory was Swiss with 'Catina VI' of Fred Meyer SUI ahead of 'Carron II' SUI and 'Glana' with Philippe Durr SUI.
The results.
Saturday, July 4, 2015   
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No change on top of the rankings after yesterday's two light-wind races, but the gaps between the leading boats have been reduced.
Victor Teply CZE is now 4 points ahead of Nenad Bugarin CRO, and Stig Steinfurth DEN follows another 5 points back on rank 3. The day's wins went to Arkadiy Kistanov RUS and Lars Brodtkorb NOR, advancing on the ranks 4 and 5. Luke Muller USA is on the 11th place, Kyle Martin CAN is 16th.
The report and the results.
Saturday, July 4, 2015   (Image © Maria Muina)
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After the late arrivals of the second long-distance-race of Thursday, yesterday's program was limited to one short race only, sailed in a light breeze.
The duel on top of the ORC-A-classification between the Italian TP52's goes on. Alberto Rossi ITA is again first, but Marco Serafini ITA is only 2 points behind before the last races today. Pedro Campos ESP extended his lead in the ORC-B-classification. Giuseppe Giuffre ITA is new on top of the ORC-C-classification.
The daily report, all ranking lists and the videos.
 
 
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