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International – Thursday, July 31, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014   (Image © Ch. Beek)
The Qualifier Series for the Gold and Silver fleet ended yesterday with two races sailed in a 12-14 kn breeze.
Jose-Manuel Riuz/Fernando Davila ESP, best of the day, took the overall lead in the Boys/Open rankings. Dominguez/Abalo ESP and the ISAF Youth Sailing World Champions Jia Yi Loh/Jonathan Yeo SIN follow on the ranks 2 and 3, closely followed by Macchetti/Dantes FRA on rank 4. Parkin/Eenkema van Dijk USA are on position 22. Rodgers/Robinson USA on rank 29 also continue in the Gold fleet. All other USA and CAN teams remain in the Silver fleet.
Still closely together are the leading boats in the Girls rankings: Kimberly Lim/Savannah Sieuw SIN remain first one point ahead of Carlotta Omari/Francesca Russo ITA. As best of the day and with the discard result considered, Aikaterini Tavoulari/Fotini Koutsoumpou GRE are new on rank 3. Christine Klingler/Victoria Thompson USA on rank 40 just made the Gold fleet.
The daily report with ranking lists.
Thursday, July 31, 2014   
No racing yesterday because of the thundry weather with circling winds during the third day of the Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2014. Two more Qualifier races after the four heats already completed are on the program today before the Gold and Silver fleet Final Series beginning tomorrow.
First in the Radial Boys are Nicola Villa ITA, Joel Rodriguez ESP and Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA at equal points. Adam Wolnikowski USA is 152nd. In the Radial Girls, Martina Reino ESP is on rank 1 ahead of Monika Mikkola FIN and Ana Zelic CRO.
The event website with all rankings and the event-facebook-page.
Thursday, July 31, 2014   (Image © Luka Bartulovic)
The Qualifier Series were concluded with the race 7 to 9 sailed in a 12 kn breeze, and the 25 best teams qualified for the Gold fleet. Brice Yrieix/Loïc Fischer FRA added two more race wins in their group defending the first place overall, two points ahead of Kurt Morten/Harry Hansen AUS on 2nd. Unchanged also rank 3 with Micah Wilkinson/Jack Rogers NZL. Zack Downing/Riley Gibbs USA are 6th, Andrew + Ryan Wood CAN 19th among the 101 teams.
The ranking list and the Event-Website.
Thursday, July 31, 2014   
Sailing is the first sport to test the 2016 Olympic venue in Brazil beginning next Saturday. Much has been written about the bad water quality on the Guanabara Bay, and some of the teams training in Rio since a few days report in their Blogs about the critical situation.
Yesterday, the 470 South-American Championship began. First in the 470 women are Oliveira/Barbachan BRA ahead of the Olympic Champions Aleh/Powrie NZL. Brazilian lead also in the 470 men thanks to the experience with the tricky Guanabara Bay currents, with Mendes/Thiesen BRA clearly leading ahead of Haddad/Bethlem BRA.
The Lasers already completed a tune-up race series with World Champion Robert Scheidt BRA as winner after 5 races, but without distancing Rutger Van Schardenburg NED, who finished at equal points. The rankings.
The start to the first Test Event Regattas will be given on Sunday. Find a US Sailing Team preview with details on the event and the US Team. The event website does unfortunately not contain entry lists. See the official preview of ISAF for more details.
Thursday, July 31, 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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Thursday, July 31, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
The opening of the Fuerteventura Freestyle World Tour competition suffered from the light and unconstant breeze yesterday, and only two heats were run. The PWA website contains details and in addition a video summary of the successfully run Slalom competition of the past days.
International – 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   
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 © 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.
International – 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 © 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.
International – 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 © 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.
International – 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   
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.
International – 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.
International – Friday, July 25, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt)
Moderate conditions - 8-13 kn breeze - prevailed on the second-last day of the Moth Europeans at Hayling Island, just enough for most pilots to foil. Four races were sailed and Nathan Outteridge AUS moved up on top with the day ranks 2/1/2/2 two points ahead of Chris Rashley GBR. Eight points behind Outteridge AUS, his Australian team mate Josh McKnight AUS has still chances for the title. The next chaser Scott Babbage AUS on rank 4 is already 27 points behind. The ranks 1 to 12 go to GBR and AUS sailors, and Chris Rast USA/SUI 13th and one point behind Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI are the first from other nations. Brad Funk USA is 17th.
The report, the results and the video of the day.
Friday, July 25, 2014   
Jonasz Stelmaszyk POL stayed on top of the rankings after 8 heats inspite of a disqualification yesterday, but Marcin Rudawski POL on rank 2 is only one point behind. These two will duel for the title in the last races today, as the 3rd-ranked Tadeusz Kubiak POL is already 16 points back. Andrew Puopulo USA is 15th.
The ranking list and the event website.
Friday, July 25, 2014   
The perfect conditions at Travemünde with sun and a fresh East wind stayed on yesterday for the first three races of the Tornado European Championship. The performance level of the leading teams seems clear with Paschalidis/Trigonis GRE leading with the race ranks 1/1/1 ahead of Roland + Nahid Gäbler GER (2/2/2) and Martin Rusterholz/Marc Baier SUI (3/3/3). 20 teams from 9 nations participate. The daily report and the ranking list.
Friday, July 25, 2014   (Image © Erik Lahteenmaki)
13 matches of the ISAF Youth Matchracing Worlds were sailed yesterday in Helsinki with sun and warm temperatures. Leaders after two-third of the Round Robin are Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN and Sam Gilmour AUS with 8-2 w/l. Nevin Snow USA (8-3) and Mark Lees GBR (7-2) follow behind.
The report with rankings.
Friday, July 25, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
Two short races in the Bay of Hyères were on the program yesterday before the 9 M34 yacht started to the last 100 miles' conveyance race to Nice yesterday evening. Ranks 4 and 6 were good enough for the leading 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA to earn another advantage point on 'Groupama' (Franck Cammas FRA). It remains to be seen in the final race to Nice, whether the 8 points' lead is sufficient for the overall victory.
The results, the daily report and the video of the day.
Friday, July 25, 2014   
Yesterday was the final day of the 29er North American Open, wrapping up four days of strong competition between 69 boats from 10 countries. Competitors were competing for the North American, United States and Canadian Championships. The gold fleet was only able to complete one race, with the silver fleet not completing any. Kurt Hansen/Harry Morgan AUS won the Open Championship in a convincing way, the US title went to Max Brill7Malcom Zach USA, best Canadiens were Lloyd Lyall/Andrew Moreno CAN on 4th. Read the full report and see the complete results.
Friday, July 25, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
The Kiteboarding Grand Slam on Fuerteventura ESP ended yesterday with the Freestyle Double Elimination and two Slalom runs.
Gisela Pulido ESP succeeded to defeat the leading Karolina Winkowska POL twice taking the overall Freestyle victory. Annelous Lammerts NED won the Slalom ahead of Bibiana Magaij SVK 2nd and Manuela Jungo SUI 3rd, her first podium.
Winners in the men's category were Julien Kerneur FRA Slalom, and Liam Whaley ESP Freestyle.
The report with rankings.
Friday, July 25, 2014   
Lay day for the 40 Yngling teams at the World Championship in Travemünde GER yesterday. After 5 races, Jamin Maarten NED as best of a strong Dutch team is on a solid path to the title.
The ranking list and the daily report.
Friday, July 25, 2014   
The missing wind delayed again racing at the 6 mIJ Europeans off Falmouth, and only at 17.30 hrs, the only race of the day could be started.
Winners in the two categories were Peter Andreae GBR in the Classics and Bertie Bicket GBR in the Modernes. Overall firsts after three races are Paul Smith GBR (Modernes) and Andy Postle GBR (Classics). Two races must be completed today to validate the European Championship.
The results and the news.
International – Thursday, July 24, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt / YachtsandYachting.com)
The breeze was for the first time up to 15 kn at Hayling Island yesterday after the light wind days so far, allowing also the heavier participants to fly. Two races in the Gold- and Silverfleet were on the program, and Chris Rashley GBR remained on top with the day ranks 1 and 4. Nathan Outteridge AUS - with a race win too - advanced on rank 2 with a 4 points' backlog. Josh McKnight AUS follows as 3rd, while Robert Greenhalgh GBR dropped on rank 5. Chris Rast USA progressed on rank 12, Brad Funk on 17.
The daily report with the ranking lists and the video of the day.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Robert Hajduk - ShutterSail.com)
The sun was finally out at the Laser Radial 'Men's Worlds in Dziwnow POL after two foggy days, and two races were sailed in a 11-12 kn breeze. The winner of the first four heats Jonasz Stelmaszyk POL had to content himself with the day ranks 8 and 3, but he remains on the first place ahead of Martis Pajarskas LTU new on rank 2. Marcin Rudawski POL is now 3rd.
The ranking list and the daily report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © SVK1Sports)
Perfect conditions with a 13 kn breeze prevailed yesterday in Brest FRA allowing the almost 400 participants to sail two races concluding the Qualification Series for the Gold and Silver Fleet. On position one in the T293 Girls is Lucie Belbeoch FRA with 6 bullets ahead of Jeanne Penfornis FRA and Hisui Takahashi JPN. The French dominate in the T293 Boys with Oel Pouliquen FRA as leader.
The event website with the daily report and all other ranking lists.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
The Freestylers continued with the Eliminations on the 5th day of the Fuerteventura Grand Slam, and 15 runs were completed. The pairings for today's Finals are Stephan Spiessberger AUT and Aaron Hadlow GBR in the men's category and Manuela Jungo SUI Dionela Vieira BRA in the women's category. The report with the results and the videos.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   
Yesterday kicked off the final series of the 29er North American Open, in which competitors are competing for the North American, United States and Canadian Championships. Yesterday provided shifty, challenging wind conditions in the morning due to rain and surrounding storms, however the sun appeared and a strong breeze came in for the afternoon. The gold fleet started the day at 11am and finished 4 races, to finish the day ahead an extra race ahead of schedule. Aussies Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton AUS sit at the top of the leaderboard with a solid 1-3-6-1 in today's races. Marta Munte and Carla Munte ESP finish the day in second, with Canadians Rachel Spinelli and Ian Woodbury following in third. See the complete results and read the full report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © DR)
Summer weather with almost no wind again yesterday and no racing on day 3 of the 6 m IJ Europeans. The rankings after the two races of the opening day remain therefore unchanged.
The results and the daily report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Ania Pawlaczyk)
yFour races were sailed in favorable conditions on the first two days of the OK-Dinghy European Championship in Steinhude GER near Hannover by the 110 participants from 9 nations. Leader after the 4 heats is the defending champion Bo Pedersen DEN ahead of André Budzien GER and Rob Wilcox NZL at equal points on rank 2.
The rankings and the report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   
The first 13 of 35 Round Robin matches were sailed on the first day of the ISAF Youth Matchracing Worlds in light winds. Neville Snow USA leads in the interim's rankings with 5-0 ahead of Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN, Pierre Quiroga FRA and Mark Lees GBR with 5-1 each. Nelson Mettraux SUI (3-3) follows as 8th. The results and the report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
The perfect conditions kept on during the 5th day of the 'Week'.
The Contenders terminated their German Championship with Volker Niedik GER as first one point ahead of Dirk Müller GER and Andreas Voigt GER. On Saturday, the European Championship of the Contenders will begin at Kühlungsborn GER. A class of his own remains Nick Willim GER at the German Youth Championship of the Lasers Radial winning all six heats so far. Yesterday began the O'pen BIC World Championship with Jack Challands AUS leading after two races in the U13-rankings. First in the U16-rankings is Mattia Journo ITA.
All ranking lists are available at the Live-Center.
International – Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Mark Jardine)
Sun and no wind at the English South Coast these days. The 138 Moth sailors waited in vain for wind, and the Qualification Series for the Gold and Silver rounds has not yet been completed.
After three 3 races, Robert Greenalgh GBR and Chris Rashley GBR are leading with two race wins each, ahead of Josh McKnight AUS and Scott Babbage AUS jointly on rank 3.
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Segelbilder.de)
As on the first day, a thick fog disturbed the program of the Laser Radial Men World Championship in Poland, but finally in the afternoon, three races could be completed in a 12-15 kn breeze. Leader after four races is Jonasz Stelmaszyk POL with four race wins. Marcin Rudawski POL follows on rank 2, Martis Pajarskas LTU is 3rd. Andrew Puopolo USA is 11th. 76 participants from 23 nations and 5 continents are racing. No Swiss present.
The ranking list and the report of the day and the event website.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   
The Yngling World Championship 2014 in Travemünde GER began yesterday with two races. As in the Preworlds, the Dutch teams dominate with four boats in the first four ranks. Jamin Maarten NED won both heats and leads overall ahead of Gietma Lieuwe NED and Jan Haven-Hidde NED. 38 teams from 9 nations. The results and the report.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Patrik Pollack)
After the first day with only one light-wind race, all fleets completed three heats off Brest yesterday in a 7-15 kn breeze. Unfortunately, the ranking lists have not yet been updated this morning. Read the short report for first information.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
The windy conditions stayed on at the Kiteboarding Grand Slam on Fuerteventura ESP. Yesterday, the course racers sailed five Slalom runs with varying results, but in general, the leaders of the first day maintained their positions.
Julien Kerneur FRA clearly leads in the men's category ahead of Oswald Smith RSA and Paul Serin FRA. Bibiana Magaji SVK is first in the women's category with a small margin on the day's best Annelous Lammerts NED. The daily report with results.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The 9 teams sailed three short races in the Bay of Hyères yesterday in a 12-15 kn wind. With the transfer race from Gruissan to Hyères neutralised, everything seemed to bend in favor of 'Courrier Dunkerque', but winning all three races yesterday, Franck Cammas FRA and his 'Groupama'-Team substantially reduced the backlog on rank 1. Provided 'Groupama' repeats this success in the two short races and the coastal race in the Bay of Hyères today, the close duel for the overall victory will hold on. The fight for rank 3 is equally exciting, as 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Troussel FRA is only one point ahead of 'Oman Sail' with Sydney Gavignet FRA. The ranking list, the daily report and the videos.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   
No wind, no racing yesterday at the 6 mIJ European Championship at Falmouth with only an unsuccessful start attempt in the afternoon. No changes therefore in the rankings after the two races of the opening day. The weather forecast for the coming days is not very promising and it remains to be seen if and when racing can be resumed. The ranking lists and the daily report.
International – Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt)
Summery weather with very light winds prevailed at the Moth Worlds in Hayling Island GBR. Nevertheless, the group 'Yellow' completed two, the group 'Blue' one race so that the Qualification Series to split the fleet in a Gold and Silver Round could be completed after 5 races. On top at equal points are Robert Greenhalgh GBR and Chris Rashley GBR. Nathan Outteridge AUS, with his first race win yesterday, follows on rank 3. Sailing in the Goldfleet will be Chris Rast USA/SUI (rank 17) and Brad Funk USA (26th).
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The stormy Tramontana with up to 40 kn prompted the Race Management to neutralize the conveyance race from Gruissan to Hyères, cruising in safety mode during the transfer. Nevertheless, the 9 yachts progressed at an average speed exceeding 12 kn ! Today, three short races will be sailed in the Bay of Hyères. 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA still leads ahead of 'Groupama 34' with Franck Cammas FRA and 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel ' with Nicolas Troussel FRA.
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   
Yesterday was the first day of the Techno 293 U17- and U15 World Championship in Brest FRA with 400 participants from 21 nations. The light wind allowed to sail only one race.
Fabien Pianazza FRA and Guy Sitin ISR won their groups, Yun Pouliguen FRA and Geronimo Nores USA finished 2nd. First in the U15-Girls was Giorgia Speciale ITA ahead of Natalia Arapoglou GRÉ and Shira Benbenisti ISR. Dominique Stater USA on 26th is best ranked Nortamerican.
Clément Guéret FRA is on top of the U17 Boys followed by Daigo Komatsu JPN and Oel Pouliguen FRA. Three French Girls are ahead in the U17 with Jeanne Penformis FRA, Lucie Belbeoch FRA and Juliette Cristini FRA.
All ranking lists, the short report and the videos.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   
Yesterday, on a lovely summer day, was the first day of the 6 m IJ European Championship in Falmouth GBR after the tune-up races ending on Saturday (see sailing-new of Sunday). Two races were completed after a start postponement.
First in the Classics is the English 'Titia' after disqualification of the USA 'Lucie' in the first raced. In the 'Modernes', the defending champion 'Valhalla' GBR has taken the lead ahead of 'Blade Runner' CAN.
All ranking lists and the daily report.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   
Today begins the ISAF Match Racing Youth World Championship in Helsinki FIN, open for matchracers under age 23. Favorite is the ISAF World Ranking nbr 12 Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN, age 20, with Chris Steele NZL as main challenger. The United States will be represented by skipper Nevin Snow (San Diego, CA), with crew Jake La Dow (San Diego, CA), Graham Landy (Norfolk, VA), Katia DaSilva (Newport, RI) and John Wallace (St. Petersburg, FL). The preview.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
Perfect conditions for the Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam again on day 3. Yesterday, the Freestyle competition was on the program. Karolina Winkowska POL was first in the women's category, Liam Whaley GBR first in the men's. The total 6 hours' event can be reviewed on video ! Today, Slalom eliminations are scheduled, with Julien Kerneur FRA as Men's interims' leader and Bibiana Magaji SVK as Women's interims' leader after four runs.
The report with results and the event website.
International – Monday, July 21, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt)
The variable light winds stayed on during the second day of the Moth Worlds. Group 'yellow' completed the cancelled second race of Saturday and added two more races. Group 'blue' had enough wind for just one race, and the consolidated rankings contain only three races, with a discard of the worst race already considered.
Robert Greenalgh GBR and Chris Rashley GBR lead with two race wins each, Also tied are Josh McKnight AUS and Scott Babbage AUS on rank 3. Nathan Outteridge AUS, discarding the race 1 'did-not-compete', is now on the 5th place. The best non English or Australian is Chris Rast USA on the 12th place. The results, the daily report and the video of the day.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The Tramontana breeze challenged the 9 teams with up to 30 kn during the short races off Gruissan FRA. After a first race win, 'Groupama' with Franck Cammas was defeated twice by Daniel Souben FRA on his 'Courrier Dunkerque'. The advantage of Souban in the overall rankings has now increased to 19 points. A duel takes also place for rank 3. 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Trousse FRA replaced 'Team Omansail' with Sidney Gavignet FRA on rank 3. The results, the report and the video of the day.
Monday, July 21, 2014   
The Esse 850 World Cup 2014 was sailed on Lake Garda over the past weekend in 9 races with Alain Marchand SUI and his team as solid winner, finishing all heats in the top-five. Eric Monnin SUI remained 2nd but brought suspense with two race wins on the last day. Rank 3 goes to Daniel Schroff SUI thanks to a race win ahead of Arnaud Gavairon SUI 4th at equal points. 27 teams from 4 nations participated. The final rankings.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
Two races were sailed on the last day of the Yngling Preworlds yesterday, the last tune-up before the World Championship beginning on Tuesday. Jamin Maarten NED and his team won again both races and will be the team to beat at the forthcoming Worlds. Zafiryadis Frederik DEN and Thomas Beck SUI completed the Preworlds podium. The results.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
Sun and an up to 20 kn breeze prevailed on the first two days of the Travemünde Week.
Active so far were the Finns (Piotr Kula POL winner of all 5 races), the F-18-catamarans (Robert Schütz/ ? GER were the dominators up-to-now), the O-Yoles, the Trias (first is Holger Köhne GER) and the 18-Footers. Yesterday, the Contenders and the Lasers 4.7 have started with their German National Championships. Leader in the Contenders is Hannes Seidel GER ahead of Luca Bonezzi ITA. On top of the Lasers 4.7 are Jasper Paulsen GER and Nico Steenbuck GER at equal points. The best Girl Jara Seide GER is 5th.
Alle ranking lists and the daily report.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)
For once not enough wind on Lake Garda and no racing, so that the results of Saturday become final with Roberto Tomasini SUI, tactician Vasco Vascotto ITA, as winners of the European Championship. Richard Goransson SWE/Morgan Larson USA and Valentin Zavadnikov RUS/Michele Ivaldi ITA are on the positions 2 and 3, at equal points. The report.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
Perfect Pozo conditions prevailed yesterday and the Wave Worldcup ended successfully with an intensive 9 hours' competion.
Victor Fernandez ESP defeated Ricardo Campello VEN in the Men's Final. The Moreno twin met in the Women's Final on their home waters with Daida Moreno ESP taking revenge on her sister Iballa for last year's defeat. All other details on the PWA website.
International – Sunday, July 20, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Tony Gruitt)
Thundery weather delayed the start of the Moth World Championship 2014 and the races following were challenging with unconstant 6 to 15 kn winds. The 135 boats' fleet has been split in a 'Blue' and 'Yellow' fleet, the latter with two races yesterday, the other with one heat.
Jointly on top are the race winners Chris Rashley GBR and Rob Gough AUS. Rashley finished the second race of the 'Yellow' group on the second place, confirming his aspirations for the title right from the start. Scott Babbage AUS and Giovanni Galeotti BEL with a 2nd place each follow as 3rd overall. Chris Rast USA is jointly with the 49er Champion Chris Draper GBR on rank 11 (6th race ranks). The co-favorite Nathan Outteridge AUS began the Championship with bad luck, as he was forced to leave out the first race with an average just before the start. The rankings (one race counting), the daily report and the video of the day.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
Light winds prevailed during most of the first TdF conveyance race on the Mediterranean Sea from Roses ESP to Gruissan FRA. Only at the end of the leg, the wind exceeded 10 kn.
'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA succeeded to distance the rest of the fleet and win the race ahead of 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Troussel FRA 2nd and 'Groupama' with Frank Cammas 3rd, loosing again some important points on the overall leader 'Courrier Dunkerque'. The overall ranking, the daily report and the video of the day.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
The Ynglings sail at present the 'Preworlds' in Travemünde as tune-up race for the World Championship. Jamin Maarten NED and his team started with two race wins not hiding their ambitions for the World Championship victory. Frederik Zafidyadis DEN and Thomas Beck SUI with their teams are on the ranks 2 and 3 at equal points. The ranking list.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
The World Championship of the former Olympia Class Flying Dutchman ended yesterday with a last race sailed in a 15-20 kn breeze. Szabolcs Majtheniy/Andras Domokos HUN added another race win and made everything clear for another World Champions title ahead of Enno Kramer/Ard Geelkerken NED 2nd and Nicola + Francesco Vespasiani ITA on 3rd, replacing Kay-Uwe Lüdke/ Kai Schäfers GER at equal points from rank 3 with a 2nd rank in the final race. Paul Hemker/Richard Phillips USA finished 24th, Javier + Pablo Valdes MEX 36th.
The final report and the ranking list.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
The Wind & Wave Festival at Pozo/Gran Canaria has been running for some days with Youth competitions and qualification runs for the PWA World Tour Wave Event. Yesterday, the first Wave Eliminations began, and in the Women's category, no others as the Moreno twins are once more in today's Final on their home waters. All other details on the PWA website.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)
Roberto Tomasini SUI (tactician Vasco Vascotto ITA) has a 5 points' lead before the last Melges 32 European Championship race on Lake Garda today, as with the day ranks 1/5/2, he further extended the points' gap on the second-ranked Richard Goransson SWE/Morgan Larson USA and Valentin Zavadnikov RUS/Michele Ivaldi ITA jointly on rank 2.
The final race today will be covered live on the Internet beginning at 11 hrs CET. The ranking list, the report and the must-see video of the day taken from a drone.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
Two more races were sailed at the 6 mIJ European Championship at Falmouth GBR. 'Llanoria' of Peter Hoffmann GER won again both heats and leads overall 6 points ahead of 'Gallant'. 'Flapper' follows on 3rd. In the Modernes, 'Valhalla' of Paul Smith GBR is clearly ahead with two race wins yesterday. 'Scoundrel I' and 'Battlecry' follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
The rankings and the daily report.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
Sun and a good thermal breeze prevailed on the first day of the 125th Travemünde Week yesterday. The Finns sailed three races, all won by Piotr Kula POL.
Harry Voss GER leads in the O-yoles, Flemming Clausen DEN won the only race of three competing 18-Footers, Robert Schütz GER/ ? is first in the F-18-catamaras and Matthias Strang GER and Holger Köhne GERshare the lead in the Trias.
All results and the daily report.
 
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