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International – Saturday, July 4, 2015
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 © Nikos Alevromytis)
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The last Final Series day at the 470 European Championship in Aarhus DEN remained without wind, and the selection of the ten best is based on the Thurday evening ranking lists.
One decision has been made prematurely: The Olympic Champions Je Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL 24 points ahead of the second-ranked are the overall winners in the 470 women. Camille Lecointre/Hélène Defrance FRA and Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol SLO share rank 2 with an 8 points (i.e. 4 Medal Race ranks) advance on Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA who will fight for Silver or Bronze as well. Without racing on Friday, Sydney Bolger/Carly Sevitz USA on rank 13th were deprived of the chance to make the Medal Race cut with good results in the last heats.
Only 4 points is the advance of Ferdinand Gerz/Oliver Szymanski GER on Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA in the 470 men. Another 8 points back are Mantis/Kagialis GRE on 3rd, with Belcher/Ryan AUS only one point behind.
The daily report with the results.
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.
International – Friday, July 3, 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015   (Image © Kalu.ca)
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The opening day of the Laser Standard Men's World Championship had the 155 competitors divided into three fleets to commence the qualifying stage of the event. The day began with 10 knots of breeze from the South/West, increasing to 15-17 knots to complete two races, both won by Matthew Wearn AUS in his Group. With the ranks 1 and 2 in their groups, Juan Maegli GUA and Philipp Buhl GER occupy rank 2. Some favorites had a disappointing day such as the defending champion Nicholas Heiner NED on position 40, Tonci Stipanovic CRO as 32nd, and also the Laser legend Robert Scheidt BRA remained outside the top-10. The best North Americans by nation are: Charlie Buckinham USA 11th and Lee Parkhill CAN 39th
The ranking list and the daily report.
Friday, July 3, 2015   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)
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The breeze filled in with 8-14 kn, more than on the previous days and offered ideal conditions for the Olympic Champions to deploy full power. Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS in the men as well as Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL in the women - won both races.
The NewZealand girls extended her overall lead on Camille Lecointre/Hélène Defrance FRA to 23 points, and in the two heats of today, they can earn the title prematurely before the Medal Race. At equal points with the French are Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol SLO on rank 3, but Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA on 4th are only 8 points behind Bronze. Sydney Bolger/Carly Sevitz USA are 13th, and Allie Surrette/ Ali Ten Hove CAN are 13th in the Silverfleet (= 37th overall). The battle for the 10th Medal Race slot will be very close as can be seen on the 470 women rankings.
Ferdinand Gerz/Oliver Szymanski GER remained on top, but the persuers have reduced the deficit. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA are only 4 points behind. Panagiotis Mantis/Pavlos Kagialis GRE on rank 3 are just one point ahead of Belcher/Ryan AUS. In the fight for the 10 Medal Race slots, it is above all the co-favorites Sime Fantela/Igor Marenic CRO on rank 13 to demonstrate their potential by compensating the 5 points separating them from the top-10 in the two races of today. Saunders/Saunders CAN are 8th in the Silverfleet (= 38th overall). Cervantes/Belausteguigoitia MEX follow on rank 25 (= 55th overall). The 470 men rankings.
Read also the official daily report.
Friday, July 3, 2015   (Image © Pierrick Contin)
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Three races - three bullets ! - Chris Rast SUI/USA and his team were on full attack yesterday and moved up on top with a solid 20 points' advance on the immediate opponents in the interim's rankings after 9 of 14 races. Andrea Rachelli ITA follows on 2nd, and another 3 points behind is Bora Gulari USA as 3rd. The 4th ranked Riccardo Simoneschi ITA is another 30 points farther back. First in the Corinthian rankings is Kicker Schäfer GER on 9th overall.
The ranking list, the daily report and the full 5-hours' video of the day.
Friday, July 3, 2015   (Image © Robert Hajduk)
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The Stena Match Cup Round Robin was concluded yesterday with the last open flights and the eight qualifiers for the Quarter Finals have been selected.
Outstanding was Ian Williams GBR winning all duels and standing on rank 1 with a immaculate 13-0 score. Runner-up is the defending Stena Champion Björn Hansen SWE with a 10-3 record.
The Quarter Final pairings of today, the results and the event website.
Friday, July 3, 2015   
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The Tour-de-France 2015 begins today at Dunkerque FRA with a 45-miles coastal race. For the first time, the Diam-24-trimarans are used with 28 teams on the starting line, among them a number of prominent French yachtsmen such as Franck Cammas FRA, the Vendée-Globe winner Vincent Riou FRA, the Paralympic Champion Damien Séguin FRA or the multiple Tour-de-France winner Daniel Souben FRA. The only non-French is Bernard Stamm SUI.
The event website.
Friday, July 3, 2015   (Image © Maria Muina)
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With the completion of a 62.8-mile lap of racing along the coast north of Barcelona, two new series leaders have once again risen to the top of the standings in two classes at the end of Day Four of competition at the 2015 ORC World Championship in Barcelona.
The winner Marco Serafini ITA with his TP52 is new on top of the ORC-A-classification. In the ORC-B-classification, Pedro Campos ESP with his Swan 42 is on top. The new number one in the ORC-C-classicfication is Michael Mollmann DEN with his X-37.
All results and the videos.
Friday, July 3, 2015   
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Despite of the high-summer temperatures, 8 races were completed at the 8 mIJ Worlds in Geneva so far. After 6 race wins in a row, 'Yquem II' of Jean Fabre SUI with Jean-Marc Monnard SUI steering had her first defeat yesterday, but the advance on the 2nd-ranked 'Hollandia NED' of Tim Rootselaar NED is still 7 points. On rank 3 follows the Canadian 'Lafayette'.
All other ranking are on the event website.
Friday, July 3, 2015   
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The Finn Junior World Championship 2015 in Valencia ESP continued yesterday with two races sailed in an moderate wind, won by Arkadji Kistanov RUS and Anatoly Korshikov RUS. With 6 races completed so far, the discard result comes into effect, and some modifications in the rankings were the consequence. Ondrej Teply CZE reclaimed rank 1 overall ahead of Nenad Bugarin CRO and Stig Steinfurth DEN on 2 and 3. Luke Muller USA is on the 11th place, Kyle Martin CAN is 16th.
The daily report, the ranking list and the video of the day.
International – Thursday, July 2, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)
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Up to 8 kn, the lightest wind so far at the 470 Europeans, prevailed yesterday on the first day of the Gold- and Silverfleet Final races in Aarhus, but nevertheless, the two fleets sailed two races each with some of the favorites suffering.
Ferdinand Gerz/Oliver Szymanski GER were the team of the day with the ranks 1 and 5 moving up on top of the overall rankings. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA, the solid leaders up to now are down on 2nd with a considerable 12 points deficit. Pavel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS remain on rank 3. The World Champions Belcher/Ryan AUS are now 10th. Saunders/Saunders CAN are 8th in the Silverfleet (=38th overall), Cervantes/Belausteguigoitia MEX 15th (= 45th overall). The 470 men rankings.
Solid as ever Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL with the ranks 4 and 5 (their worst results so far) on top of the classifications with a 12 points' lead on Camille Lecointre/Hélène Defrance FRA on 2nd. Akyio Yamaguchi/Eri Hatayama JPN stay on rank 3. Strongly coming from behind with the race ranks 1 and 6, Nadine Böhm/Ann-Christin Gollias GER are now 4th only 3 points behind the 2nd. Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA are 9th, Sydney Bolger/Carly Sevitz USA 11th. Sailing in the Silverfleet, Allie Surrette/Ali Ten Hove CAN are 12th (= 36th overall). The 470 women rankings.
The daily report with all rankings and the event website.
Thursday, July 2, 2015   (Image © Robert Hajduk)
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Light winds prevailed at Marstrand as well where the WMRT Round Robin continued with already 6 of the 14 teams having concluded all their flights.
Ian Williams GBR with 10-0 and Keith Swinton AUS with 8-5 wins are already qualified for the Quarter Finals of the best 8. Behind, the situation remains tight, especially on the ranks 6 to 10, all with 6 wins so far. The results and the daily report.
Thursday, July 2, 2015   
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Today begins the Laser Standard World Championship 2015 in Kingston CAN, Olympic venue 1976. 159 participants from 63 nations are on the entry list. Apart the fight for the Worlds title, there are another 9 Olympic Rio nations slots at stake, in addition to the 23 places allotted after last year's ISAF Worlds.
The event website.
Thursday, July 2, 2015   (Image © Pierrick Contin)
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Light to moderate winds around 7 to 10 kn too at Middlefart DEN where another three races were completed.
Andrea Rachelli ITA and his team finished three times in the top-10 and moved up on rank 1 overall. Another winner of the day was Bora Gulari USA now on the 2nd place, while Chris Rast SUI, with a race win yesterday, is now 3rd 9 points behind the leader.
The results and the daily report.
Thursday, July 2, 2015   
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The Finn Junior Worlds continued in Valencia ESP yesterday in a light seabreeze. Winners of the day were Nenand Bugarin CRO and Max Kohlhoff GER. New on top of the overall rankings is Facunda Olezza ARG, a young sailor having started Finn sailing two months ago only, delivering a constant top performance at the Finn Silver Cup so far. Luke Muller USA is on the excellent 6th place, Kyle Martin CAN is 16th. This evening, the discard result will be deducted and the overall rankings will definitely change.
The ranking list and the report.
Thursday, July 2, 2015   (Image © Maria Muina)
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Yesterday, the long-distance-race was on the program, a standing part of the ORC Worlds format. But the wind was missing, even for a shortened regatta, and the race has been postponed on today. Up to now, the three fleets have sailed four races each.
The ranking list and the daily report.
International – Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)
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Light and shifty winds prevailed also on day 2 of the 470 European Championships in Aarhus DEN, and both fleets terminated the Qualification Series for Gold and Silver fleets.
Convincing the performance of Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA, defending their lead with the ranks 2/bfd/3. Two surprising young teams follow on the ranks 2 and 3 with Pavel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS and Tetsuya Matsunaga/Yugo Yoshida JPN. The Olympic Champions Belcher/Ryan AUS are now on rank 8. The best 30 of the fleet sail in the Goldfleet from today. Jeronimo Cervantes/Ander Belausteguigoitia MEX are 44th, Jacob + Graeme Saunders CAN 51th. The ranking list men.
Each of the two women's fleet has its dominating team: Gil Cohen/Danielle Maman ISR and Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL won a race each and are now 9 points ahead in the overall rankings. The young Japanese team Akyio Yamaguchi/Eri Hatayama JPN advanced on rank 3. Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA are 4th Sydney Bolger/Carly Sevitz USA 11th and Allie Surrette/Ali Ten Hove CAN 33rd. The ranking list women.
The official report and the event website.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015   (Image © Robert Hajduk)
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Björn Hansen SWE was flawless on day 1 and yesterday, it was the local Johnie Berntsson SWE, who enthused the public with 6 wins. Still undefeated is the World Champion Ian Williams GBR (7-0), and also 7 victories have Johnie Berntsson SWE (7-4) and Keith Swinton AUS (7-3). On a good way to the quarter finals are also Björn Hansen SWE (6-2) and Eric Monnin SUI (6-4).
The results and the daily report.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015   (Image © Pierrick Contin)
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Three races were sailed on the first day of the Melges 24 World Championship at Middelfart DEN with Martin Trcka CZE and his team as surprising leader, finishing three times in the top-10. Chris Rast USA/SUI (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christopher.rast?fref=ts) and his team are on the second place (day ranks 2/6/19). Carlo Fracassoli ITA is 3rd. Bora Gulari USA is 11th among the 95 teams.
The ranking list and the event website.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015   
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The Finn Silvercup - the Junior World Championship of the Finn Class - began yesterday in Valencia ESP with two races, both won by Ondrej Teply CZE. Stig Steinfurt DEN and Andre Hojen DEN follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Luke Muller USA is 9th, Kyle Martin CAN 20th among the 30 sailors from 17 nations.
The results, the daily report and the event website.
International – Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)
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Race day 1 at the 2015 470 European Championships got underway with sun, clouds and a shifty 5 to 12 kn initial breeze, freshening to 18 kn at the end of the day. The men's fleet sailed 2, the women's fleet 3 races, both fleets split in two Groups.
Consistent, as already during the Weymouth Worldcup last week, Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA finished twice as second of their Group and are already on top of the overall rankings of the 470 men. Gerz/Szymanski GER and Mollund/Östling SWE follow at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. Some of the favorites booked already discard-like results such as the Olympic Champions Belcher/Ryan AUS, ranks 4 and 20 resulting in a 24th place overall. The same is true for Fantela/Marenic CRO, ranks 1 and 19th as overall place. Saunders/Saunders CAN are 34th.
Outstanding in their Group were Gil Cohen/Danielle Mamman ISR, winning all the races. But Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL sailing in the other Group keeps contact with the leaders with the day ranks 1/1/2. Wegelin/McIntyre GBR follow on rank 3. Not Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA (14th) are best of the US Sailing Team after day 1, but Sydney Bolger/Carly Shevitz USA on rank 5, with a race win. Allie Surette/Ali Ten Hove CAN are 30th
The detailed report with all ranking lists.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   
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Favorable conditions prevailed yesteday at Marstrand on the Swedish West coast, where the first flights of Round 4 of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour were sailed.
The local hero and defending Stena champion Björn Hansen SWE has taken the command leading the Round Robin with a 5-1 score. With 4-2 each follow Eric Monnin SUI and Taylor Canfield ISV on rank 2. The Swiss team defeated the past World Champion in the direct duel. The only unbeaten skipper is Ian Williams GBR (3-0) on rank 4.
The report and the results.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   
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Today begins in Middelfart DEN at the East coast of Fünen the Melges 24 World Championship with a top fleet of 95 teams from 18 nations. Favorites are the strong Italian teams such as the ones from Matteo Ivaldi ITA or Carlo Fracassoli ITA. Powerful Danish teams come from the host nation Denmark with among others the past Laser and Starboat European Champion Michael Hestbaek DEN. The only non-Europeans is non other than the two-times Moth World Champion Boris Gulari USA.
The official preview and the event website.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   (Image © Maria Muina)
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The big-boat World Championship ORC-calculated began yesterday in Barcelonas with two races.
In a well-established seabreeze, Alberto Rossi ITA with his TP52 'Enfant terrible' has taken the lead in the ORC-A-rankings, one point ahead of Marco Serafini ITA also on a TP52 and in front of Jean Jacques Chaubard SUI with his GP42. 23 teams racing.
In the ORC-B-rankings (38 teams), José-Maria Meseguer ESP and Pedro Campos ESP are tied on top with their Swans 42. And also in the ORC-C-rankings (35 teams), two boats - Giuseppe Giuffre ITA (Italia 9.98F) nd Alberto Moro ESP (X-37) - share the lead.
The daily report and the videos.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   
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The Societe Nautique of Geneva is not only the home of high-tech foiling boats such as the 'Hydros' C-class cat, multihull racing on GC32s, X-treme 40s and Decision35, America's Cup challenges, Olympic classes sailing and not to forget the most active youth section, but has been involved in the design and application of International (Meter) Measurement Rules since its beginning in the early last century, resulting in the foundation of the International Yacht Racing Union IYRU in 1906 with the SNG as founding member. Meter class regattas have been held ever since at the SNG.
Yesterday, high-summery temperatures above 30°C prevailed on Lake Geneva during the first two races of the 2015 8mIJ World Championship. The forecast predicts even hotter weather during the coming days and it remains to be seen, whether a thermal breeze will build up in such an extraordinary heat for this area.
After the two races of yesterday, 'Yquem II' of Jean Fabre SUI with Jean-Marc Monnard SUI steering won both heats and leads ahead of 'Hollandia' with Tim Rootselaar NED. 24 teams from 8 nations participate. In the Neptune class of the elder 8 mIJ, 'Glana' of Jean-Claude Marchand SUI is on first.
All results (PDF) and the event website.
International – Monday, June 29, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015   
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The 470 European Championship began yesterday in Aarhus DEN with the Practice Race. 61 men's teams from 27 nations and 5 continents are on the entry list, to mention - in addition to the European favorites Fantela/Marenic CRO or Patience/Willis GBR - the Olympic Champions Belcher/Ryan AUS, the Weymouth Worldcup winners McNay/Hughes USA or Calabrese/Delafuente ARG.
Among the 46 women's teams from ... nations are the Olympic champions Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL, as well as Sophie Weguelin/Eilidh McIntyre GBR, Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA or Camille Lecointre/Hélène Defrance FRA.
Light winds, have been forecast for the coming days. Racing begins today on 11 hrs UTC, covered live on the Internet. The event website.
Monday, June 29, 2015   
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The Kiel Week 2015 ended yesterday with sun and a light breeze, and in some classes, the final outcome was disputed until the last races.
In the largest fleet with 154 boats, the 420s, Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA finished on top 2 points ahead of Marina Lefort/Lara Granier FRA and, another 2 points back, Peter McCann/Harry Whitaker IRL 3. Meike Schomäker/Holger Jess GER prevented the 22nd victory of Wolfgang Hunger/Julien Klein GER in the 5o5s. Jörgen and Jacob Bojsen-Möller DEN followed on rank 3. Superior winners in the 29ers are Peter Janezic/Anze Podlogar SLO ahead of Crispin Beaumont/Tom Darling GBR 21 points behind. Gwendal Lamay/Luke Willim GER defended rank 3. Fabian Kirchhoff GER replaced Sylvain Notonier FRA on top of the Europe's with the win of the last race.
All other ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, June 29, 2015   (Image © Mark Jardine)
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The Moth UK Nationals on Stokes Bay ended yesterday with another three races, all won by Chris Rashley GBR, who decided 11 of the 12 heats in his favor and discards a 2nd place. Ben Paton GBR and Jason Belben GBR on the ranks 2 and 3 are at equal points.
The results, the report (PDF) and the video of the final day.
Monday, June 29, 2015   
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The Formula-Kiteboarder European Championship ended yesterday with four final races. Elena Kalinina RUS winning 17 of the 20 runs in the women, and Oliver Bridge GBR with 18 race wins in the men were the outstanding dominators of this event. Florian Gruber GER advanced on the 2nd place on the last day, and Alejandro Hernandez ESP earned Bronze.
The results and the event website.
International – Sunday, June 28, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015   
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A fresher breeze filled in yesterday after two light-wind days, and some shifts in the rankings were the consequence.
Peter McCann/Harry Whitaker IRL moved on top of the 420s ahead of Douglas Elmes/Colin O'Sullivan IRL. Marina Lefort/Lara Granier FRA descended on the 3rd place after a premature start. Today, last day of the Week, the fleet is split in Gold-, Silver- and Bronze rounds.
Under pressure are Wolfgang Hunger/Julien Klein GER endeavouring to win the Kiel Week for the 22nd time in the 5o5s. Meike Schomäker/Holger Jess GER and Jörgen und Jacob Bojsen Möller DEN replaced Hunger/Kleiner GER on top.
The favorites Peter Janezic/Anze Podlogar SLO took the lead in the 29s ahead of Crispin Beaumont/Tom Darling GBR. Carla + Marta Munte ESP dropped on rank 3, at equall points wiht Gwendal Lamay/Luke Willim GER, winning a race yesterday.
Sylvain Notonier FRA realised two bullets in the Europes, climbing on top of the rankings.
New on top of the Laser Radial Open rankings is Haddon Hughes USA, a confirmation of the good 5th place in the Olympic women Radials earlier in the week.
All other ranking lists - 16 international Classes in total participate - as well as the daily report.
Sunday, June 28, 2015   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)
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The MOD-70-Trimaran 'Concise' with Jean-Pierre Dick FRA met the expectations and won the Round-the-Island-Race of Cowes yesterday in 3 hours 30 minutes for the 50 miles' cours, missing the existing record of Ben Ainslie GBR on an AC45 by 38 minutes. The four GC32-foiler-catamarans finished 20 minutes late with 'Sultanate of Oman' of Paul Campbell-James GBR on 2nd and 'Alinghi' of Ernesto Bertarelli SUI. as 3rd. The Cowes Week winner Flavio Marazzi SUI on 'Armin Strom' did not compete. Best monohull was the 100-foot-maxi 'Leopard' on rank 6.
The report, all results and the videos.
International – Saturday, June 27, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015   
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A fresher breeze filled in for the first time at the RS:X Europeans on Sicily, both genders sailed four races each and the rougher conditions caused a number of position changes.
Pawel Tarnowski POL took the overall lead in the RS:X men 2 points ahead of Dorian van Rijsselberge NED, With an 8 points deficit on rank 3, Louis Giard FRA too has still chances for the title. Ignacio Berenguer MEX is 46th, Pedro Pascual USA 49th and Zach Plavsic CAN 53rd.The ranking list.
Only 7 points apart are the first five in the RS:X female windsurfers. Malgorzata Bialecka POL remains on top, but Bryony Shaw GBR is only one point behind. Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL is new on rank 3 on the RS:X female windsurfer rankings. Marion Lepert USA is 21st.
All other ranking lists and the event website with reports and videos.
Saturday, June 27, 2015   
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Racing was delayed until the afternoon, when the first starts on the Firth of Kiel were possible in a very light breeze.
New on top of the 420 are Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA at equal points with Marina Lefort/Lara Granier FRA. Joe Burns/Ryan Orr GBR descended on the 3rd place. Jan Saugmann/Jakob Karbo DEN replaced Wolfgang Hunger/Julien Kleinert GER on top the 5o5s. The 29ers completed already 8 races, and new on top are Carla + Marta Munte ESP ahead of Peter Janezic/Anze Podlogar SLO as 2nd. Safia + Anisah Schuchmann GER are 3rd as best Germans
All other ranking lists and the report of the day
Saturday, June 27, 2015   (Image © Mark Jardine)
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Four races were sailed at the Moth UK Nationals in a fresh 14 kn breeze, all won by Chris Rashley GBR, leading now overall clearly ahead of Mike Lennon GBR and Jason Belben GBR. The ranking list, the daily report (PDF) and the video of the day
Saturday, June 27, 2015   (Image © Christian Beasley)
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On 6.30 UTC, the Round-the-Island-Race around the Isle of Wight was started. With almost 1'600 boats on the starting line, this is the biggest sail race in Great Britain.
The line honors will go to one of the big multihulls: The 80-Fuss 'Prince de Bretagne' of Lionel Lemonchois FRA and the MOD-70 'Concise' von Ned Collier GBR are the top favorites, but the interest is also on the half as long GC32s sailing on the upper floor. The sailing conditions should be prefect with a 12 kn breeze.
Favorite in the monohulls is the 100-foot-Super-Maxi 'Leopard'.
The 50 miles circumnavigation is being covered live on the Internet. The event website.
Saturday, June 27, 2015   
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Light winds prevailed up-to-now during the Qualification Series at the Formula-Kite-Boarding European Championship in the Turkey.
Winning 11 of the 12 runs, Elena Kalinina RUS is clearly on top in the women's, while in the men's, Oliver Bridge GBR has been winning all 12 heats.
The ranking lists and the daily report.
Saturday, June 27, 2015   
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The Cowes Cup, round 2 of the GC32 Catamaran Annual Championship, was concluded yesterday in a fresh breeze of up to 20 kn. Flavio Marazzi SUI and his 'Armin Strom Team' were the team of the day, winning four of the 5 heats and taking the overall victory. Bad luck for the 'Sultanate of Oman' Skipper Leigh McMillan GBR, leader after two day, who was forced to step down as helmsman because of a hand injury. He was replaced by Paul Campbell-James GBR steering a GC32 foiler for the first time. The Omani team finished 2nd, 'Alinghi' with Ernesto Bertarelli SUI is on rank 3.
Today, the five foiler catamarans will participate in the classic 'Round-the-Island-Race' around the Isle of Wight. The report and the ranking list.
International – Friday, June 26, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015   (Image © Salvatore Lopez)
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Yesterday, it was again the men's fleet turn at the RS:X Europeans in Mondello ITA, but the wind situation was critical and the Gold- and Silverfleets sailed only one race each.
Winning this race, Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI moved up on rank 3 of the Open-rankings behind Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED and Wonwoo Cho KOR. In the European Championship ranking, the young Swiss, grown-up on the Canaries, is even 2nd, but the chasers Louis Giard FRA and Toni Wilhelm GER are closely behind. Pedro Pascual USA is 43rd, Ignacio Berenguer MEX 47th and Zach Plavsic CAN 52nd.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Friday, June 26, 2015   
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Much action on the Firth of Kiel on the first day of the International Classes part of the Kiel Week. Despite of light winds, the 16 classes sailing completed 50 races in total. Youth Classes have the largest fleets.
Leaders among the 87 29ers are Paul Pitzker/Linus Von Oppen GER with 3 bullets in 4 races, ahead of Carla + Marta Munte ESP. In the 420s, there are even 157 teams competing, and after 2 races, Theres Dahnke/Birte Winkel GER are 1st ahead of Joe Burns/Ryon Orr GBR and Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA. A number of Laser Radial Olympic hopefuls are also starting in the Radials Open Series where they occupy the first ranks after 2 races already. Susannah Pyatt NZL leads ahead of Victoria Andrulyte LTU and Anna Pohlak POL. Competitive is also the F18-catamara fleet, as back-to-back with the Kiel Week, they will sail their World Championship at the same venue. The favorites Helge + Christian Sach GER are already leading. Wolfgang Hunger/Julien Kleiner GER are on the way to the 22nd Kiel Week victory in the 5o5s.
All other ranking lists, the daily report and the videos by Kiel Week TV, on the air during the day.
Friday, June 26, 2015   
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The UK Foiler Moth Nationals, event counting for the annual Eurocup rankings, began yesterday in good conditions on Stokes Bay with a first race. Dylan Fletcher GBR ahead of Chris Rashley GBR and Mike Lennon GBR finished on the frist three positions.
The ranking list, the daily report (PDF) and the video of the day.
Friday, June 26, 2015   
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Barely 10 kn was the wind yesterday during another six races at the GC32 Cowes Cup. Team of the day with nothing but 1 and 2 finishes was Leigh McMillan GBR on 'Oman Sail' taking the overall lead one point ahead of Flavio Marazzi SUI with his 'Marwin'-team. Diving down the ranks was the leader after day one, Ernesto Bertarelli SUI on 'Alinghi' now on 4th even behind 'Engie' (Sébastien Rogues FRA). Today, another series of short ranges is on the program, and tomorrow Saturday, the five foiling catamarans participate in the legendary Round-the-Island-Race around the Isle of Wight.
The results and the daily report.
International – Thursday, June 25, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015   (Image © Salvatore Lopez)
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Apparently, only the women sailed yesterday at the RS:X Europeans on Sicily completing three races. Malgorzata Bialecka POL defended her first place ahead of Bryony Shaw GBR and Charline Picon FRA (yesterday 1/1/bfd) with the same numbe of points. Here the ranking list. Marion Lepert USA as best of 3 American female windsurfers is on the 22nd place.
Dorian van Rijsselberge NED and Wonwoo Cho KOR are jointly on rank 1 after 4 races. Pedro Pascual USA is 40th, Ignazio Berenguer MEX 44th and Zach Plavsic CAN 52th. The RS:X me rankings and all other classifications.
The event website contains a video from day 2.
Thursday, June 25, 2015   
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The Kiel Week 2015 ended yesterday for the Olympic Classes with the Medal Races sailed in a fresh but shifty breeze from the shore. The races were quite entertaining but no major changes in the rankings happened, as the points situation was clear already before the last encounter.
Sime Fantela/Igor Marenic CRO did also win the Medal Race of the 470 men and finished the Week with a massiive advance on Bargehr/Mähr AUT. Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT even won all 8 races in the 470 women. No change in the 49ers either with Justus Schmid/Max Böhme GER on top, and it was not the best of all ideas to confront the Olympic circuit all-female teams with the mixed team of Annemiek Bekkering/Daniel Bramervaer NED winning in the 49erFX Olympic female skiff. Deniss Karpak FIN defended his first place from the previous year in the Finns. The victory of Paul Kohlhoff/Carolina Werner GER in the Nacra 17 was also known prematurely.
All ranking lists and the daily report.
Thursday, June 25, 2015   
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The Medal Races sailed in a fresh breeze did not influence the rankings on top of the men's fleet, while in the women's an equipment failure caused a unexpected change on rank 1.
Tom Schadewaldt GER added another race win in the Lasers Standard, and Michael Hansen DEN remained on rank 2, but thanks to a 2nd race rank yesterday, Tadeusz Kubiak POL climbed on the podium.
Bad luck for Tina Mihelic CRO, the clear leader in the Lasers Radial before the Medal Race, as the mast top of her Laser broke, and she lost rank 1 to Erika Reineke USA. Tiril Bue NOR won the Medal Race and replaced Tatjana Droszdowskaya BLR on rank 3 overall.
All ranking lists and the daily report.
Thursday, June 25, 2015   (Image © Loris Von Siebenthal)
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The C-Class-Catamaran 'Little Cup', the top event of the Class, will take place on Lake Geneva off the Société Nautique of Geneva in September this year. The experimental class for years - only the sail plan and the boat length are fix - has been the technological trendsetter with advanced approaches such as the hard foil sail or foiling hull appendices long before the America's Cup hype.
In a press conference has been announced, that a prominent local Geneva team has entered the competition: Jean-Pierre Ziegert SNG, 470 Olympian 1996, Whitbread-Round the World winner and co-editor of sailing-news.ch for the French speaking part of Switzerland and Arnaud Psarofaghis SNG, past foiling Moth European Champion and Foiling-Catamaran speciialist.They have chartered the foiler-cat of Hydroptere.ch that finished 2nd at the last 'Little Cup'. With the help of Jean-Claude Vuithier CVN as coach, the fine tuning shall be made for a successful participation.
The news.
Thursday, June 25, 2015   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)
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Round 2 of the Annual Championship of the flying GC32 catamarans began yesterday in Cowes where 6 races have been completed in a 10-12 kn breeze. The fleet is quite levelled except the newcomer 'Argo' with Jason Carroll USA. 'Alinghi' with Ernesto Bertarelli SUI leads one point ahead of 'Marvin' with Flavio Marazzi SUI. Third/forth are with the same number of points 'Engie' with Sébastien Col FRA and 'Oman Sail' with Leigh McMillan GBR.
The results and the report.
International – Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015   (Image © Salvatore Lopez)
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The European Championship of the Olympic RS:X windsurfers continued yesterday in a moderate breeze with three men's and two women's races.
The Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED has taken the overall lead with the day ranks 1/1/2 in the RS:X men, Pavel Tarnowski POL and Louis Giard FRA follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Pedro Pascual USA is 40th, Ignacio Berenguer MEX 44th and Zach Plavsic CAN 52nd.
Shared lead in the RS:X women with Malgorzata Bialecka POL and Haddar Heller ISR on top, both with the ranks 1 and 2. Bryony Shaw GBR follows on rank 3. Farrah Hill USA is 19th.
All results, including Youth and Open rankings. Wonwoo Cho KOR is first in the Open classification together with Rijsselberge NED.
The video of day one and the event website.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015   
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After a long waiting period, the wind finally filled in late in the afternoon and races were started on most of the courses. A number of final results are already practically known before today's Medal Races, such as:
- Paul Kohlhoff/Carolina Werner GER, Nacra 17 with a 36 points' lead
- Fantela/Marenic CRO 470 men with a 12 points' lead
- Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT 470 women
In the Finns, Deniss Karpak EST has an 8 points' advantage and also Annemiek Bekkering/Daniel Bramervaer NED will keep their first rank in the 49ersFX. The USA Nacra-17 teams of John Casey and Mark Mendelblatt are now on the ranks 6 and 11.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the videos.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015   
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A light seabreeze filled in late in the afternoon, just good enough for one Laser Standard race. The Radials heat had to be cancelled. The composition of the Medal Race fleet sailing today is known.
Tobias Schadewaldt GER starts to the Laser Standard final with a 9 points' lead over Michael Hansen DEN and it it very unlikely, that the German will miss the overall victory. Another 6 points back is Mattis Naud FRA. Chances for a medal have also Rui Silveira POR and Tadeusz Kubiak POL. The three USA Laser sailors from Texas are now on the the ranks 29 (Marshall McCann), 30 (Ford McCann) and 57 (Max Guerriero).
No race - no change in the Laser Radial, where Tina Mihelic CRO will not let the victory slip away with her 11 points' lead. Erika Reineke USA follows on rank 2, Tatjana Droszdowskaja BLR is on the 3rd place, only one point ahead of the 4th.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the videos.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015   
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The J/70 did not sail due to lack of wind, and Hugo Rocha ESP and his team are therefore the final winners ahead of Hubert Merkelbach GER and Claas Lehmann GER.
The final rankings.
International – Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015   (Image © Salvatore Lopez)
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Light winds prevailed yesterday on the first day of the Olympic RS:X Windsurfing European Championship at Mondello ITA / Sicily.
The 100 men windsurfers from 34 nations and 5 continents, split in two groups, sailed one race per group. Piotr Myszka POL and Wonwoo Cho KOR were the winners, Eliott Carney GBR and Byron Kokkalanis GRE finished 2nd. Toni Wilhelm GER and Pawel Tarnowski POL followed on rank 3. Zach Plavsic CAN is on the 29th place, Pedro Pascual USA is 67th. The women windsurfers did not yet compete.
The results and the event website.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015   (Image © segelbilder.de)
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The moderate winds allowed to sail the full program on day 3 of the 2015 Kiel Week yesterday. In some classes, the qualifiers series for Gold- and Silverfleets have been terminated.
Unchallenged leading the 470 men are Sime Fantela/Igor Marenic CRO, ahead of Deniz and Ates Cinar TUR new on rank 2. Undefeated are Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT in the small 470 women fleet.
A big lead have Schmidt/Böhme GER in the 49ers. Heil/Plössel GER are new on rank 2. Very small also the 49erFX fleet with the Mixed-Team Annemieke Bekkering/Daniel Bramervaer NED as dominators.
No change in the Finns with Deniss Karpak EST on the 1st place, and also in the Nacra 17 sails the clearly dominating team of Paul Kohlhoff/Carolina Werner GER. The USA Nacra-17 teams of John Casey and Mark Mendelblatt are now on the ranks 6 and 12.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the videos.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015   
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The Lasers sailed yesterday already in a Gold- and Silverfleet, and the moderate winds allowed to complete two races.
Tobias Schadewaldt GER leads in the Lasers Standard clearly ahead of Michael Hansen DEN and Rui Silveira POR. The three USA Laser sailors from Texas lost some positions and are now on the the ranks 28 (Ford McCann), 30 (Marshall McCann) and 54 (Max Guerriero). Finishing 1 and 3, Tina Mihelic CRO reclaimed the first position in the Lasers Radial. Erika Reineke USA and Tatjana Droszdowskaya BLR are the first challengers. Today, the last fleet races will be sailed to select the top-10s per class for the Medal Races.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the videos.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015   
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Leader change in the 30 boats' J/70 fleet from 6 nations after yesterday's two races.
Hugo Rocha ESP and his team replaced Hubert Merkelbach GER on rank 1. Claas Lehmann GER is new on rank 3. Finishing 2nd in one of the races, the best result in the J/70, Tom Studer SUI moved up on rank 11 overall. All ranking lists.
In the meantime, the One-Design-Kielboote did start their racing activitiers. Here the daily report and the videos.
 
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