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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.
International – Saturday, July 19, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2014 ended yesterday with the last races sailed in a 10-13 kn breeze. One, 2 (29ers) or 3 races (RS:X windsurfers) were on the program.
A new leader and a triple Asian victory in the 420 Boys with Yia Jia Loh/Jonathan Yeo SIN as World Champions ahead of Mohammad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz MAS and Ibuki Koizumi/ Kotaro Matsuo JPN ! 4th at equal points with the Japanese followed Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA. In the 420 Girls, Silvia Mas-Depares/Marta Davila ESP were the premature winners before the last race and stayed ashore. Silver went to Yahel Wallach/Stav Brokman ISR, and thanks to the win of the last race, Ewa Romaniuk/Katarzyna Goralska POL earned the Bronze medal. Audrey Giblin/Taylor Gavula USA are 12th.
No change on the 29er podium with Brice Yirieix/Loïc Fischer FRA taking Gold ahead of Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA and Markus Somerville/Isaac Mchardie NZL. Ryan and Andrew Wood CAN are 18th.
French victory also in the SL-16-catamarans with Louis Flament/ Charles Dorange FRA. Jordi and Ruben Booth ESP took Silver and Kim Vidal/Antonio Lopes BRA Bronze. Parent/Schultz USA remained on the 4th rank.
Winner in the RS:X men windsurfers was Yael Paz ISR just one point ahead of Mattia Camboni ITA. Radoslaw Furmanski POL won the duel for rank 3. Juan Varela MEX is 8th, Pedro Pascual USA 9th and Gabriel Verrier-Paquette CAN 19th.In the RS:X women, Stefaniya Elfutina RUS made everything clear with a victory in the last race, taking the Worlds title 2 points ahead of Shi Hongmai CHN. Bronze went to Marta Maggetti ITA. Fannie De Alcala CAN is 14th, Renata Millet MEX 19th and Charlotte Samson USA 21st.
Winner of the Nations Rankings is Spain ahead of France and Israel. The USA are 6th, Mexico 31st and Canada 37th. All rankings, the final report and the videos of the final day.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Andrea Pisapia)
The three races of yesterday brought a predecision in the U21-Boys. Finishing 1/3/2, Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR extended his lead on top of the rankings on 13 points before the last races today. Elliot Hansen GBR and Jack Wetherell GBR remain on the ranks 2 and 3, but Kaarle Tapper FIN is now only one point behind the podium.
Pinar Kaynar TUR won both races in the Radial-U21-Girls, exending her lead on 40 (!) points with the European Champion's title practically in her pocket. Daphne van der Vaart NED and Oren Jacob ISR follow at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. With a 4 points' backlog on rank 3, Line Flem-Höst NOR keeps her chance for a Medal in the last races today Saturday. Read the daily report.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The second half of the Tour de France on the Mediterranean Sea began yesterday at Roses ESP with two short races in a breeze exceeding 20 kn. Franck Cammas FRA now steering 'Groupama' won both heats and reduced the backlog on the leading 'Courrier Dunkerque' (Daniel Souben FRA) to 14 points. Today at 10 a.m. CET, the start to the first conveyance race to Gruissan FRA will be given. The ranking list, the daily report and the video.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   
The Hamilton Island Yacht Club, Challenger of Record, has decided not to proceed with its Challenge for the 35th America's Cup. The intention of the Australians to make the Cup affordable and put the emphasis back on sailing skills was apparently not realistic, and the estimate of the costs of competing were well beyond the initial expectation. The details in Sail-World.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   
No races at the FD World Championship 2014 yesterday as a stromy wind exceeding 30 kn rushed over the Scottish Largs. Overall leader after 6 races are the defending champions Majthenyi/Domokos HUN ahead of Kramer/Geelkerken NED and Lütke/Schäfers GER. The ranking list and the event website.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)
The Melges 32 European Championship on Lake Garda continued yesterday with three races sailed in perfect sailing conditions. Finishing 2/2/1, Roberto Tomasini starting under Swiss flag, tactician Vasco Vascotto ITA, is the new leader. Valentin Zavadnikov RUS/Michele Ivaldi ITA follow 2 points behind, Richard Goransson SWE/Morgan Larson USA are on rank 3. The ranking list and the daily report.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   
The 6m IJ European Championship 2014 at Falmouth GBR began yesterday with three races split as usual in the categories 'Classics' and 'Moderns'. Clearlly leading in the Classics is the USA 'Llanoria', Olympic Champion 1948, with Peter Hoffmann steering, with the day ranks 1/2/1. In the Moderns, the English 'Valhalla' with Paul Smith GBR is on top. Hugo Stenbeck SUI and Beat Furrer SUI follow on the ranks 5 and 6. All ranking lists and the event website.
International – Friday, July 18, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
Some major changes happened on the second-last day of the ISAF Youth Sailing Championship at Tavira POR. All classes sailed two races in a 10-12 kn seabreeze.
Already before the last race, the 420 Girls World Champions are known, as Silvia Mas Depares/Marta Davila Mateu ESP have a solid 13 points' lead on Yahel Wallach/Stav Brokman ISR who have the Silver Medal for sure. Six teams will fight for Bronze, with Theres Dahnke/Birte Winkel GER 3rd on the pole position with a 4 points advantage. Audrey Giblin/Taylor Gavula USA are 11th.
In the 420 Boys, Ibuki Koizumi/Kotaro Matsuo JPN are now back on top at equal points with the 2nd Yia Jia Loh/Jonathan Yeo SIN. Behind this duo, the points' gaps remain minor with Mohammad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz MAS as 3rd 3 points back and all top-six boats have still a chance for a Medal.
In the 29ers, Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA have replaced the leaders Brice Yrieix/Loic Fischer FRA on top, as the French suffered a premature start disqualification. But the deficit is only one point before the last race today. Marcus Somerville/Isaac McHardie NZL 7 points behind have also still a chance for the title. Wood/Wood CAN are 18th.
On the first place of the SL16-catamarans are Louis Flament/Charles Dorange FRA 11 points ahead, and only Jordi and Ruben Booth ESP have a theoretical chance to move on top. Kim Vidal/Antonio Lopes BRA are 3rd, and will have to defend the Bronze Medal against Parent/Schultz USA 4 points behind.
The title in the RS:X Boys' windsurfers will be decided between Yael Paz ISR and Mattia Camboni ITA 4 points behind. Evgenii Aivazian RUS and Radoslaw Furmanski POL 5 points back will duel for Bronze. Juan Varela MEX is 8th, Pedro Pascual USA 10th and Gabriel Verrier-Paquette CAN 18th.
First in the RS:X Girls is Shi Hongmei CHN just one point ahead of Stefaniya Elfutina RUS, both candidates for Gold. Marta Maggeti ITA has the best chances for Bronze. Fannie De Alcala CAN is 15th, Renata Millet MEX 19th and Charlotte Samson USA 21st.
Spain remains first in the Nations rankings ahead of France and Israel. USA are 5th, Mexico 32nd and Canada 37th. All ranking lists, the report ofthe day and the video of the day.
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
Overthrow on top of the Radial Boys' rankings of the ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds in Portugal. After two premature starts, the leader Francisco Guaragna ARG dropped on rank 19 overall. The new first overall is now Joel Rodriguez ESP, winner of the Youth Europeans in Aahus two weeks ago. Ry Lo SIN one point behind is second, Seafra Guilfoyle IRL with a 7 points' backlog is 3rd. The medal distribution will be decided among these three helmsmen during today's final race. Graham Harnay CAN is 22nd, Luke Muller USA 24th and Leopoldo Seifert MEX 45th.
Martina Reino ESP stayed on top of the Radial Girls inspite of a medium day (ranks 9 and 17). Haddon Hughes USA follows 7 points farther back on 2nd, while Maud Jayet SUI, best of the day, is now on rank 3, 8 points behind Gold and one point behind Silver. But only one point behind the Swiss is Monika Mikkola FIN on 4th, and also Julia Kuehn GER (race win yesterday) as 5th can still reach a Medal. Ellie Shaw Ungar CAN is 30th, Paula Pelayo MEX 33rd.
The rankings, the daily report and the video of the day.
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO)
All nine M34-yachts safely arrived at Roses ESP at the Spanish Catalan Coast by truck, where the second part of the Tour de France on the Mediterranean Sea will begin today with the first short races. Overall leader is 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA ahead of 'Groupama 34', where Franck Cammas FRA will take the helm as from today. 'Team OmanSail' with Sidney Gavignet FRA is 3rd.
The rankings, the reportsand the videos.
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Mike Partridge)
The Moth UK National Championship at Hayling Island GBR, tune-up to the Worlds beginning this weekend, ended yesterday with on race sailed in very light conditions.
Thanks to a race win, Michael Lennon GBR takes the title ahead of Scott Babbage AUS 2nd and Chris Rashley GBR 3rd. The first 13 places are occupied by helmsmen from England and Australia only, a clear sign where to look for the favorites. Sébastien Col FRA finished remarkable 20th in his first international Moth Championship. Brad Funk USA just sailed one of the three races - 6th in his group - and ended up on 78th. The results, the event website and the video of the day.
Friday, July 18, 2014   
Yesterday, the Flying Dutchman World Championship fleet at the Scottish Largs GBR had their lay day. Variable and very challenging conditions prevailed during the past day at this venue.
Winning four of the six races, the defending Champions Szabolcs Majthenyi/Andras Domokos HUN are on a good way to another title. Paul Hemker/Richard Phillips USA are 24th. 40 teams from 11 nations and 3 continents participate. The results and the event website.
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Max Ranchi)
The Melges 32 European Championship 2014 began yesterday with three races. According to the Class Rules, the owners must steer the boats. The first leader is 'Synergy' with Valentin Zavadnikov RUS and Michele Ivaldi ITA as tactician. Roberto Tomasini SUI/Vasco Vascotto ITA and Claudia Rossi/Nicola Celon ITA follow on the ranks 2 and 3. The ranking lists and the daily report.
International – Thursday, July 17, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
Only a light wind prevailed on the third day of the ISAF Youths Worlds in Portugal, too light for the windsurfers. All other classes sailed the scheduled two races.
Diogo Pereira/Manuel Macedo POR took the overall leads in the 420 Boys with two race wins, but with a 4 points' backlog, Ibuki Koizumi/Kotaro Matsuo JPN and Mohammad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz MAS at 7 points are still in the race for the title in the four races left. Jach Parkin/Florian Eenkema USA are best ranked Northamericans on 14th. A leader change happened also in the 420 Girls, where Silvia Mas-Depares/Marta Davila ESP, day ranks 1 and 2, have now an advance on of 10 points on Theres Dahnke/Birte Winkel GER. Nadja Horwitz/Carmina Malsch CHI remain on the 3rd place. Audrey Giblin/Taylor Gavula USA moved up to 10th. Brice Yrieix/Loïc Fischer FRA extended their lead in the 29ers on 18 points. Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA and Markus Somerville/Isaac McHardie NZL occupy the ranks 2 and 3. A preliminary decision also in the SL-16-catamarans in favor of Louis Flamant/Charles Dorange FRA who extended their lead with two more bullets on 15 points. Jordi and Ruben Booth ESP and Kim Vidal/Antonio Lopes BRA follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Ravi Parent/Nicholas Schultz USA on 4th are still racing for the medals. The RS:X-windsurfers did not compete yesterday. Yael Paz ISR in the Boys and Stefanyia Elfutina RUS in the Girls are the actual firsts in the overall rankings. Juan Varela MEX follows on 8th, Pedro Pascual USA is 11th. Spain remains on top of the Nations' rankings ahead of France and Israel, the USA are on 4th now.
All results, the daily report and the video of the day.
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
Very light winds prevailed yesterday, and some new faces showed up on top of the rankings.
Thanks of two race wins, Francisco Guaragna ARG advanced on rank 2 in the Radial-Boys at equal points with Martin Lowy BRA and Ryan Lo SIN. Leader remains Seafra Guilfoyle IRL with a 10 points' advantage. The second-best of the day was Max Haenssler SUI finishing 2 and 3, moving up on rank 7 overall. Graham Harney CAN on 23rd is best ranked Northamerican.
Martina Reino Cacho ESP is new on top of the Radial-Girls, as Haddon Hughes USA descended on rank 2 after a medium day. Monika Mikkola FIN stays on the 3rd place. Maud Jayet SUI had a good day moving up again on the 4th position with the day ranks 3 and 9. a medal remains still in sight in the last four races left.
All ranking lists, the report of the day and the video of the day.
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
The Qualification Series for Gold and Silver in Ireland ended yesterday with two races sailed in a 15-18 kn breeze and sunshine. Enzo Balanger FRA is now on top in the Boys' fleet, 14 points ahead of Pablo Lujan ESP and Kasper Nordenram SWE on equal points. Jack Brown USA on 14th and Campbell Patton BER on 16th are best ranked Northamericans.
Iset Segura ESP extended her lead in the Girls' fleet on 9 points. Ebru Bolat ROM moved up on rank 2, Olivia Belda BRA is new on rank 3 in the Goldfleet. Payton Thompson USA follows on 14th.
All results and the daily report.
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
The North-American Optimist Championship in Puerto Vallarte MEX at the Mexican Pacific Coast ended yesterday with one last Gold- and Silverfleet race. The outstanding Jodie Lai SIN earned the title with a 13 points advantage on Ivan Shestopalov USA. The Bronze medal went to Benjamin Fuenzalida CHI. Here the results.
All results and the event website.
Thursday, July 17, 2014   
The Moth UK National Championship at Hayling Island began yesterday as tune-up for the Foiler Moth Worlds taking place at the same venue as from next weekend. Two races were sailed in a light 6-10 kn breeze and the favorites are already on top of the rankings. Chris Rashley GBR, Josh McKnight AUS and Michael Lennon GBR share the lead with the day ranks 1 and 2. Scott Babbage AUS and Nathan Outteridge AUS follow on the ranks 4 and 5. Paul Goodison GBR, Laser Olympic Champion 2008 or the 2012 Olympics Laser Radial 4th-ranked Annalise Murphy IRL are competing as well as a number of 49er top sailors. Brad Funk USA as best ranked Northamerican (60st) just finished one race (6th).
The results and the report.
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (Image © Marc Turner)
British summer weather with rain-sun-rain-sun ... and a variable wind between 12 and 28 kn on the third day of the FD-Worlds at the Scottish Largs. Adding two more race wins, the defending champions Majthenyi/Domokos HUN are on a safe way to secure the Worlds title again. Kramer/Geelkerken NED and Lüdtke/Schäfer GER remain the clostest rivals. The results and the daily report.
International – Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
The seabreeze filled in late but strong enough to sail the two races accoring to the program.
Finishing 2 and 6, Seafra Guilfoyle IRL was again the best of the day in the Radial Boys, extending his lead on 6 points. Martin Lowy BRA is new on 2nd at equal points with Patrick Bech DEN and Ryan Lo SIN. Only one point behind follows the Youth European Champion Joel Rodriguez ESP, winning his first race yesterday. Graham Harnay CAN is 26th, Luke Muller USA 27th, Leopoldo Seifert 51st.
And the Spanish Team was twice in front in the Radial Girls as well with Martina Reino Cacho ESP, who advanced on rank 2 overall. Haddon Hughes USA stays on to 5 points ahead. Valentina Balbi ITA progressed on rank 3, closely followed by Monika Mikkola FIN. Julia Kuehn GER on rank 5 and Maud Jayet SUI are already at quite some distance from the leading group. The same is true for Marie Barrué FRA, another favorite, who had a bad day with a disqualification and dropped on rank 9. Ellie Shaw Ungar CAN is 25th, Paula Pelayo MEX 29th.
Alle ranking lists, the report of the day and the video of the day.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © Edgar Andre)
The 367 participants were kept waiting for a long-time yesterday, as the seabreeze filled in lightly late in the afternoon only allowing a first start at 16 hrs CET. Nevertheless, the planned two to three races could be completed with the last boat coming ashore after 21 hrs CET !
Ibuki Koizumi/Kotaro Matsuo JPN defended their lead in the 420 Boys with another race win, but also their closest opponents Mohammad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz MAS booked a first place. Hippolyte Macchetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA advanced on rank 3. Jack Parkin/Florian Eenkema USA are 14th, Gabriel Toribio/Jesus Cobos 32nd among the 32 teams. New leaders in the 420 Girls are Therese Dahnke/Birte Winkel GER finishing twice on rank 2. Silvia Mas/Marta Davila ESP follow 2 points back, while de Chilean Silver medalist 2013 Nadja Horwitz/Carmina Malsch CHI advanced on the 3rd position. Audrey Giblin/Taylor Gavula USA are 8th, Camila and Casilda Flores MEX 17th among the 27 teams. In the 29ers, Brice Yrieix/LoÏc Fischer FRA are new on top after two race wins, ahead of Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA and Yann Thierry D'Argrenlieu/Nathan Bradley HKG. Ryan and Andrew Wood CAN are 17th. French is the lead also in the SL16-catamarans with Louis Flament/Charles Dorange FRA. Jordi and Ruben Booth ESP 7 points behind are on rank 2, Kim Vidal/Antonio Lopes BRA follow on rank 3. Ravi Parent/Nicholas Schultz USA are 4th. The strong Windsurfing nations dominate at these ISAF Youths as well. Leader in the RS:X Boys is Yael Paz ISR in front of Mattia Camboni ITA and Radoslav Furmanski POL. Pedro Pascual USA is 11th, Gabriel Verrier-Paquette 17th. In the Girls, Stefaniya Elfutina RUS is on the first place closely followed by Shi Hongmai HKG and Marta Maggetti ITA. Fannie De Alcala CAN is 14th, Renata Millet MEX 19th and Charlotte Samson USA 21st. On top of the Nations' ranking is now Spain ahead of France and the USA. Mexico is 35th among the 67 nations.
All ranking lists, the report of the day and the video of the day.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO)
While the teams loaded their M34 yachts on trucks for the transport to the Mediterranean Sea yesterday, the organising authorities updated the official website with summaries on the first part of the Tour de France à la Voile 2014. As expected, the professional teams dominated the competition, but it is not the winner of last year's Tour and clear favorite 'Groupama', who is leading, but the runner-up of last year 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA. For the second half of the race, Franck Cammas FRA will take the helm of 'Groupama' returning from his Olympic campaign at the Nacra-17 European Championship last week. The overall rankings, the Special Rankings 'Parcours téchnique', the report and the videos.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
The North American Optimist Championship continued yesterday with the individual races, and the dominance of the Singapore sailors even increased after their Team Racing victory. Lai SIN stays on top, Samuel Neo SIN is new on rank 2 while Ryon Lo SIN is now 3rd. Ivan Shestopalov USA lost one place and is 4th.
The results, the event website and the weblog of the Swiss Team.
International – Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)
The Final Series ended yesterday with two races, and today, the Medal Races are on the program. But some decisions are already firm: Luke Patience/Elliott Willis GBR 2nd overall are the best-ranked European team and earn the European Champion's title. The Brits could even move on first overall overtaking Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS 9 points ahead of them. Three teams will fight for Bronze: Jonas and Niklas Lindgren FIN are 4 points ahead of Sime Fantela/Igor Marenic CRO, and Matthias Schmid/Florian Reichstädter AUT another 2 points behind remain also good for a medal in the double-points-no-discard Medal Race. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA start to the Medal Race on rank 8 without medal chance.
The medal winners in the 470 women are already known, and the cruicial Medal Race today will decide who gets what medal. On pole position are Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT 8 points ahead of Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL. Hanna Mills/Saskia Clarke GBR 4 points behind the New Zealanders can still earn Silver. Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA will endeavour to defend the 4th place agaist the Slovenian team on point behind.
The ranking lists, the report and the videos.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   (Image © Neuza aires pereira)
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira POR - record size with 367 participants form 67 nations - began yesterday with good conditions, i.e. sun and a 12-15 kn wind.
Ibuki Koizumi/Kotaro Matsuo JPN, day ranks 1 and 2, have taken the lead in the 420 Boys, ahead of Faizal/Syukri MAS and Pereira/Macedo POR. Parkin/Eenkema USA are 25th, Toribio/Cobos 30th. Silvia Mas-Depares/Marta Davila ESP are on top of a level 420-Girls fleet, followed by Dahnke/Winkel GER 2nd and Romaniuk/Goralska POL 3rd. Giblin/Gavola USA are 4th, Flores/Flores MEX 17th. Haddon Hughes USA began the Laser Radial Girls' regatta with the ranks 1 and 2 and has already a 5 points' advance on Maud Jayet SUI, closely followed by two other favorites Monika Mikkola FIN and Marie Barrué FRA. Joint leaders in the Radial Boys are Seafra Guilfoyle IRL and Patrik Bech DEN, with Martin Howy BRA as 3rd. Graham Harnay CAN is 17th, Luke Muller USA 23rd, Leopoldo Seifert MEX 46th. The 29ers sailed three races and D'Agrenlieu/Bradley SIN lead ahead of Yrieix/Fischer FRA and Somerville/McHardy NZL. Wilson/Gibbs USA are 4th, The best SL-catamaran teams after three races are Vidal/Lopes BRA 1st ahead of Flament/Dorange FRA and Booth/Booth ESP. Parent/Schultz USA are 6th, Wood/Wood CAN 25th. Yael Paz ISR in the Boys and Imogen Sills GBR in the Girls are first in the RS:X-windsurfers. On top of the Nations Rankings is France, followed by England and the USA. Canada is 30th, Mexico 38th.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the video of the day.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO)
The first half of the TdF at the French North-West Coast ended yesterday with a 11 miles' coastal race. 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Troussel FRA was first, while the overall leader 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA finishing 2nd extended her lead on 'Groupama' slightly. Today, the M34-yachts will be loaded on trucks to be transported to Roses ESP at the Mediterranean Sea, where the second part of the Tour will begin on Friday.
The overall rankings, the reports and the videos.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   
During the past two days, the Team Racing competition was on the program at Puerto Vallarta. Teams from the USA occupy all 3 podiums' places. Here the results. The final of the non-North Americans was won by Singapore, followed by Chile and Switzerland. 16 teams competed. The results.
Today, the individual ranking regatta continues with Jodie Lai SIN and Ryan Kwak SIN having dominated so far.
The individual results and the event-website.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   
The Flying Dutchman World Championship began yesterday in Scotland with two races sailed in a fresh up to 25 kn breeze. The defending champions Majthenyi/Domokos HUN have already taken the lead with two bullets, followed by Kramer/Gelkerken NED and Bojsen-Möller/Bojsen Möller DEN. The results and the event website.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   
Winner of Act 4 of the Melges 20 European Sailing Series after two race days and 6 heats completed on Lake Garda ITA is Guido Miani ITA (tactics Gabriele Benussi ITA) followed by Vincenzo Onorato ITA (with Malcom Page AUS) 2nd and Roberto Martinez ITA (with Riccardo Simoneschi ITA) 3rd. Russ Lucas USA (with Harry Melges USA) as 4th missed the podium by 4 points, Grace Lucas USA (with Chris Rast USA) finished 14th. 41 teams from 9 nations participated.
The rankings, the final report and the video.
International – Monday, July 14, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014   
Both fleets sailed two races in a moderate seabreeze filling in late in the afternoon, and inspite of their 'modest' results - ranks 5 and 9 - Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS kept the first position 11 points ahead of Luke Patience/Elliott Willis GBR, now 2nd as best of the day, and Sime Fantela/Igor Marenic CRO advancing on rank 3. The ranks 7 (Schmid/Reichstätter) to 11 (McNay/Hughes USA) are separated by 9 points, and the fight for the Medal Race qualification today will be tight.
A leader change occurred in the women's fleet, where Hannah Mills/Saskia Clark GBR replaced Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT on top with a one point's lead. Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL, best of the day on 3rd overall, reduced the gap to the first place on 6 points. Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA are on a solid 5th place before the last Medal Race qualification races today.
All results, the daily report and the videos.
Monday, July 14, 2014   (Image © Mick Anderson)
The European Championship of the Olympic skiff classes ended yesterday with the Medal Races sailed in a 16-18 kn breeze. The three stadium-sailing races by class in a closed 750x350m zone asked the teams for full efforts.
Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL defended their no-loss status since the Olympics 2012 and defended their title ahead of Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER and Dylan Fletcher/Allan Sign GBR. On the loosing side were the Olympic Champions Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen AUS, dropping on rank 4 after a capsize, only 0,6 points behind the Bronze Medal.
The 49erFX Europeans ended with exactly the same podium as in the year before: Ida-Marie Baad-Nielsen/Marie Thusgard DEN defended the title ahead of Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA and Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL at equal points.
The final report with all rankings and the videos.
Monday, July 14, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO)
The TdF continued yesterday with two short races sailed off Roscoff FRA in a 10-15 kn breeze. 'Courrier Dunkerque' with mit Daniel Souben FRA remained on top overall, but 'Groupama 34' with Fabien Henry FRA reduced the points gap to rank 1 again in the prevailing difficult conditions with strong currents. 'Team OmanSail' of Sidney Gavignet FRA reclaimed rank 3. The reports, the rankings and the videos.
Monday, July 14, 2014   
After defeating Johnnie Berntsen SWE in the Semi Final, Eric Monnin SUI and his team met Simone Ferrarese ITA in the Finals, the Italians they defeated in Round Robin. But this time, Ferrarese had the upper hand and took the European title ahead of the Swiss and Johnnie Berntson SWE winning the Petite Final. The report (poln.) with results.
Monday, July 14, 2014   (Image © Icarus Media)
The ISAF President Carlo Croce ITA opened yesterday the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2014 in Portugal, where the record-number of 67 nations will participate. Today at 12 hrs UTC, the start to the first races, commented over Live-Blog, will be given. The event website including the entry lists.
Monday, July 14, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
Yesterday, Team Racing was on the program of the North American Optimist Championship, but the official website does not contain any information.
First in the individual rankings after two days is Jodie Lai SIN.
Monday, July 14, 2014   
No racing on the last day of the Finn Niederhorn Trophy Regatta on Lake Thoune, counting for the ISAF World Ranking list. The passing depression fronts disturbed the normal thermal breeze, and during the past three days, only 5 races have been completed. Christoph Christen YCB finished first 12 points in front of Peter Kilchenmann TYC and Andreas Friderich TYC. 32 Finns from 5 nations participated. The results.
International – Sunday, July 13, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014   
The breeze in Athens has been fresh (18-20 kn) for the first time since the begin of the 470 European Championship. The 470 men sailed their first Final Series races in a Gold- and Silverfleet, while the 470 women continued in one big 55 boats' fleet.
Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS dominated the fleet with two race wins and with an advance of 28 points on the second-ranked, there is no doubt, that the Aussies will collect another title. Jonas and Niklas Lindgren FIN remained on the second place inspite of modest results (24/7). Onan Barreiros/Juan Curbelo ESP follow on rank 3. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA are 13th.
A leader change happened in the 470 women after yesterday's three races. Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT moved on top with the day ranks 1/2/8 closely followed by the Olympic Silver medalists Hannah Mills/Saskia Clark GBR. Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL on 3rd are alreadx 10 points behind. Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA are 5th, 9 points behind the podium.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the videos.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (Image © Mick Anderson)
The Olympic skiffs terminated their Final Series races yesterday in a perfect 15-18 kn wind, and today, the Medal Races will decide on the final outcome. The class championship rules required three ultra-short speed races, and therefore everything is open in the composition of the podiums. At present, New Zealand leads in the male and female skiff classes.
Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL, the World Champions, won again two races yesterday and lead with an advantage of 11 points on Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen AUS. Fletcher/Sign GBR 3rd, Heil/Plössel GER 4th, Dyen/Christidis FRA 5th and even Delle-Karth/Resch AUT as 7th will have a say.
Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL have a one point's lead before the 49erFX Medal Race, but Ida-Marie Baad/Marie Thusgaard DEN and Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA follow very closely and nothing has been decided yet.
The official daily report with links to the rankings and the videos. The Medal Races today can be followed live on the Internet as from 13 hrs CET.ertragen.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (Image © Laurens Morel)
The European Championship of the Olympic 'Mixed Catamarans' Nacra 17 ended yesterday with the Medal Race. Iker Martinez/Tara Pacheco ESP made the triumph complete winning this final heat and collected their first big win in the new Olympic class. The World Ranking nbr 1 Vittorio Bissaro/Silvia Sicouri ITA and the World Champions Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA earned Silver and Bronze. Luke Ramsay/Louisa Chafee CAN are 43rd, Stephanie Hudson/Ian Andrewes USA 50th.
The final rankings and the event website.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The third leg from Granville to Roscoff ended by midnight. In a 10-20 kn wind, 'Groupama' with Fabien Henry FRA and 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA were matchracing during hours along the most rocky French coast full of currents. Only at the last waypoint before the arrival, 'Groupama' succeeded to keep 'Courrier Dunkerque' a few boats lenghts behind, and to reduce the gap on the still leading opponent. 'Oman Sail' with Sydney Gavignet FRA regained the 3rd rank overall.
The daily report, the results and the videos.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   
Eric Monnin SUI won the Match Racing Europeans Round Robin, sailed in a fresh breeze, with 9-2 w/l and qualified directly for the Semi Finals, where he choose Johnnie Berntsson SWE as opponent. Simone Ferrarese ITA and Tomas Basic CRO sail the second Semi today. The Round Robin results, the event website and the short reports of Eric Monnin.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
Only one race was sailed on the second day of the North American Optimist Championship, as thunderstorms over the main land inhibitied the seabreeze. With a race win in her group, Jodie Lay SIN replaced her team mate Ryan Kwok SIN on top. Ivan Shestopalov USA remained on rank 3. 175 participants.
The results, the event website and the report of the Swiss Team.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (Image © Max Ranchi)
The 4th Act of the Melges European Sailing Series began on Lake Garda yesterday with three races. With 41 teams from 9 nations and 3 continents, this is the largest event of this new class in Europe. Dario Levi ITA and his team are the clear leaders with a 1/1/3 result sheet. Guido Miani MON (tactics Gabriele Benussi ITA) and Achille Onorato ITA (with the Olympic Champion Malcom Page AUS) follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Grace Lukas USA with Chris and Danielle Rast SUI follow on rank 18. The ranking list, the report and the event website.
International – Saturday, July 12, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014   (Image © AleN)
On the second day of the 470 Europeans in Athens GRE, the seabreeze filled in only late in the afternoon, allowing to complete just one race.
Hannah Mills/Saskia Clark GBR moved on top in the women's ahead of Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT and Fernanda Oliveira/Ana Barbachan BRA at equal points. The Olympic Champions Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL descended on rank 5, behind the 4th-ranked Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA. Sydney Bolger/Carly Shevitz USA are 48th among 51 boats.
Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS stayed on the first place, but Onan Barreiros/Juan Curbelo ESP and Jonas + Niklas Lindgren FIN are only one points behind. For the men's fleet, the 4th race terminated the Qualification Series for Gold and Silver with a cut at rank 37. Stu McNay/David Hughes USA are on the 10th place, Jordan Factor/Matthew Wefer USA are 26th, both in the Goldfleet. Saunders/Saunders CAN on rank 60th however continue the Championship in the Silverfleet.
All results, the daily report and the videos.
Saturday, July 12, 2014   
The Mistral was still blowing rather strongly at La Grande Motte yesterday for the first Final Races, sailed in a Gold- and a Silverfleet.
The new leaders are Iker Martinez/Tara Pacheco ESP finishing three times 2nd ! Having started the 2016 Nacra-17 Olympic campaign together with the 470 World- and European Champion Tara Pacheco ESP last winter only (and about to interrupt this campaign this autumn as helmsman of the Spanish Volvo Ocean Race), the double 49er Olympic Champion Iker Martinez ESP appears for the first time on top of a Mixed-Catamaran event. The advance on the second-ranked Vittorio Bissaro/Silvia Sicouri ITA is already 13 points. Allan Norregaard/Line Just DEN follow as 3rd, Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA are on the 4th place.
Sailing in the Silverfleet, Luke Ramsay/Louisa Chafee CAN are 46th, Stephanie Hudson/Ian Andrewes USA 47th.
The results and the event website.
Saturday, July 12, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The 49er Final Series in Helsinki FIN began yesterday in a well-established 12-16 kn breeze with three races sailed in the Gold- and Silverfleet, and it was a New Zealand day. Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL won all three 49er races and took the overall lead. Winning two of the three heats, Alexandra Malones/Molly Meech NZL reduced the gap on the leading defending champions Ida-Marie Baad-Nielsen/Marie Thusgard DEN to one point. Martine Grael/Kahens Kunze BRA dropped on rank 3. Henken/Scutt USA are 21st.
The Olympic Silver medalists and actual World Champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL performed brilliantly in the 49ers and moved on top of the rankings with an 8 points advantage on Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen AUS. 0,4 points farther behind are Dylan Fletcher/Alan Sign GBR (among the rock hitters of the first day), who qualified for the Goldfleet thanks to redress points, and seem to have a race-ready skiff again. Barrows/Morris USA are 7th in the Silverfleet (33rd overall). 83 teams participate. The daily report with all ranking lists and the the videos.
Saturday, July 12, 2014   
The Optimist North American Championship began in Mexico yesterday with three races sailed in a good seabreeze. Once more, the Optimist sailors from Singapore set the pace with Samuel Neo SIN leading ahead of Jodie Lai SIN, best-ranked girl. Ivan Shestopalov USA follows on rank 3. 177 participants.
The resultsand the event website.
Saturday, July 12, 2014   (Image © Morgan Bove)
The TdF 2014 continued yesterday with three short races off Granville. 'Groupama' with Fabien Henry FRA came back strongly after the disastrous last conveyance leg (rank 6) and won two of the three heats, reducing the backlog on the leading 'Courrier Dunkerque' (Daniel Souben FRA) by 8 points. New on rank 3 is 'Bretagne-Credit Mutuel' with Nicolas Troussel FRA.
This morning at 7 hrs CET, the 9 teams started to the third conveyance leg, this time to Roscoff in Northern Britanny. The daily report, the ranking lists and the videos.
Saturday, July 12, 2014   
Eric Monnin SUI and his team are the undefeated leader (7-0 score) at the Match Racing European Championship Round Robin at Swinemünde POL. Simone Ferrarese ITA (6-2 score) follows on rank 2. The results. Unfortunately, the event website does not contain additional information.
Saturday, July 12, 2014   (Image © Jasper van Staveren)
Gunnar Larsson/Ferdinand Van West NED defended their first position with a 2nd rank in the last race of the F-18-World Championship at Bangor N-IRL, and are World Champions after 13 races sailed, 19 points ahead of Gurvan Bontemps/Benjamin Amiot FRA. Trevor Reiss/Matthew Whitehead USA finished on the 3rd place taking Bronze. The ranking list and the event website.
Saturday, July 12, 2014   (Image © Pepe Hartmann)
Best conditions with a fresh North-Easterly breeze prevailed yesterday for the first Warnemünde Week races of the centerboard dinghies and multihulls.
The 420 fleet is high-level, as in two weeks from now, the 420 Worlds will begin at Travemünde not far away. Ruiz/Davila ESP lead after three races with three bullets, followed by Loewe/Kirschbaum GER and Struthoff/Struthoff GER. Bogacki/Dehne GER are first in the 5o5s. Thilo Keller GER won both races of the A-Cats. Sebastian Schmidt GER is the superior leader in the Finns and Jan ten Hoeue GER leads in the German Championship of the O-Yoles after two days.
All ranking lists and the daily report.
Saturday, July 12, 2014   
On the third day in a row, the wind was not sailable on the Ijsselmeer, and as on Thursday, the Finns were forced to remain without race. Anders Pedersen NOR is therefore the new Finn Junior World Champion ahead of Arkadji Kistanov RUS and Nenad Bugarin CRO. Marc Robitaille CAN is on rank 6. The final report and the ranking list.
International – Friday, July 11, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014   
The 470 European Championship 2014 in Athens began yesterday in a moderate 12 kn seabreeze. The 470 men, split in two groups, sailed three races, the 470 women 55 boats' fleet completed two races. The Olympic Champions have already taken control. Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS and Joonas + Niklas Lindgren FIN lead at equal points. 5 points behind are Barreiros/Curbelo ESP on 3rd. McNay/Hughes USA are 20th, Saunders/Saunders CAN 55th
In the women's, the Olympic Champions Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL are also on top, together with Hannah Mills/Saskia Clarke GBR at equal points. 4 points behind follow on 3rd Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT, who came back to the Olympic circuit a few weeks ago afte a long break due to an injury.
The report of the day, all ranking lists and the videos.
Friday, July 11, 2014   (Image © Laurens Morel)
Too strong was the Mistral at La Grande Motte FRA yesterday blowing with up to 38 kn, and the Nacra-17 Final Races had to be postponed. Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA lead after five Qualification Races ahead of Vittorio Bissaro/Silvia Sicouri ITA and Allen Norregaard/Line Just DEN. Ramsay/Chafee CAN are 45th. The ranking list, the short report and the wind forecast, announcing a decreasing Mistral - today up to 28 kn, which shall last until Sunday.
Friday, July 11, 2014   (Image © Mick Anderson)
The fresh breeze of up to 25 kn during the last races of the Qualification Series was very challenging for all teams, and - in addition to the many capsizes - some injuries occurred unfortunately forcing the teams to retire from the Championship, such as Giulia Conti/Francesca Clapcich ITA or Steve Morrison/Chris Grube GBR.
The experienced teams dominated. In the 49ers, Manu Dyen/Stéphane Christidis FRA took the lead one point ahead of Dylan Fletcher/Alan Sign GBR as 2nd and Delle-Karth/Resch AUT as 3rd. The Olympic Champions Nathan Outteridge/Ian Jensen AUS booked three bullets yesterday advancing on rank 6 overall. Barrows/Barrows USA are 28th.
Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA climbed on top of the 49ersFX one point ahead of Ida-Marie Baad/Marie Thusgaard DEN and also Dobson/Ainsworth GBR and Meyer/Stoffers GER on the ranks 3 and 4 follow closely behind. Hanken/Scutt USA are 17th.
The report of the day with all ranking lists and the video of the day.
Friday, July 11, 2014   (Image © Jasper van Staveren)
Three races were sailed again yesterday in Northern Ireland, and in today's last race, the top three clearly standing out with a 40 points advantage on the 4th will race for the Medals. On pole position are Gunnar Larson/Ferdinand van West NED, 4 points ahead of Taylor Reiss/Matthew Whitehead USA and 11 points in front of Gurvan Bontemps/Benjamin Amiot FRA. La Gravière/Jarlegan FRA as 4th are 40 points back. The rankings and the event website.
Friday, July 11, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The westerly open sea strategy in the longest 177 miles' leg of the TdF was paying for Daniel Souben FRA and his 'Courrier Dunkerque'-Team yesterday. Winning this race, they climbed on top of the overall rankings 22 points ahead of 'Groupama' (Fabien Henry FRA) and 'Oman Sail' (Sydney Gavignet FRA) at equal points. The ranking list, the report of the day and the videos.
Friday, July 11, 2014   
No racing on Wednesday because of too much wind, and no racing yesterday, as the wind was absent at Hoorn NED, where the Finn Junior World Championship, the Silver Cup, is in its final phase. Before the last races today, Anders Pedersen NOR leads two points ahead of Arkadiy Kistanov RUS and the title will go to either one. The ranking list and the report of the day.
Friday, July 11, 2014   (Image © Martina Orsini)
The variable weather situation over most of the European Continent disturbed the usual thermal valley-up-and-down wind system on Lake Garda. The Foiling Week was therefore above all theoretical with leading designers presenting and discussing new ideas and technologies. Only the Moths were active with an Invitational Race and Rob Gough AUS was the winner ahead of Josh McKnight AUS and Ben Patton GBR. Chris Rast USA as 4th just missed the Finale. The ranking list and the videos of the Foiling Forum.
 
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