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International – Saturday, May 30, 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)
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Much wind yesterday on the Ijssel Meer with up to 30 kn during the day and pouring rain.
Late in the day, the first Medal Race - for the 470s - were sailed. As expected, the winners in the 470 men were Molund/Östling SWE with a 17 points' lead on Kampouridis/Papadopoulos GRE and Sheremetev/Sheremetev RUS. The 470 women final was much closer, as Sophie Weguelin/Eilidh McIntyre GBR were tied with Amy Seabright/Anna Carpenter GBR before the start. Weguelin/Carpenter GBR finally had the upper hand afte a close duel during the race. Skrzypulec/Mrozek POL grasped Bronze.
All other classes sailed some more fleetraces to select the participants of today's Medal Races, beginning at 09.30 h UTC, to be followed live on the Internet.
übertragen.
12 points is the advantage of Bekkering/Duetz NED on Keijzer/Andrade NED in the 49ersFX, and Oomens/Hummel NED is another point behind. The 49ers will complete two more fleetraces this morning before starting to the Medal Race. Hansen/Porebski NZL lead 8 points ahead of Botin/Lopez ESP. Turner/Brake AUS and d'Ortoli/Delpech FRA follow on the ranks 3 and 4.
Leader change in the Nacra 17, where Lin Ea Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN replaced the tied Allan Nørregaard/Annette Viborg DEN on top. As best of the day with the ranks 1/2/1, Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL reduced the backlog on the duo ahead to one points. Vaireaux/Audinet FRA and Besson/Riou FRA on rank 5 have no chances for medal. The Finn leader Pieter-Jan Postma NED has an advance of 5 points on Jake Lilley AUS ins Finale, while Josh Junior NZL is another 7 points back.
The Polish big-breeze windsurfers have taken control on top with Pavel Tarnowski POL 6 points ahead of Tom Squires GBR before the Medal Race. In the RS:X women windsurfers, Maia Dziarnowska POL is first 6 points in front of Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL. Lilian De Geus NED is on a safe Bronze medal course, with a small option on an improvement.
The ranks of the best North Americans by nation:
49erFX: 4th Paris Henken/Helena Scott USA
Nacra-17: 15th Sarah Newberry /Matthew Whitehead USA
470 women: 19th Sydney Bolger/Carly Shevitz USA
RS:X windsurfer women:15th Nikola Girke CAN
RS:X windsurfer men: 24th Zach Plavsic CAN, 39th Carson Crain USA
All ranking lists, the daily report and the video of the day.
Saturday, May 30, 2015   (Image © Laurens Morel)
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A freshening breeze and rain did set the stage for the last two fleetraces of the two Laser classes.
A duel between Matthew Wearn AUS and Rutger van Schaardenburg NED one point behind will decide on the winner in the Lasers Standard today. Whoever finishes the Medal Race before the opponent will be first overall .... except, the now 3rd-ranked Marco Gallo ITA wins the race, and the leading duo sails itself down the fleet in a final match-type race. The World Champion Nicholas Heiner NED on rank 12 missed the Medal Race on his home waters. Lee Parkhill CAN is 23rd, Chris Barnard USA 31st.
In the Lasers Radial, it was again Annalise Murphy IRL who outperformed in the fresh breeze. Winning both heats, she reduced the gap on the leading Marit Bouwmeester NED on 2 points. Evi Van Acker BEL on rank 3 is already 11 points behind. Brenda Bowskill CAN is 34th, Paige Railey USA 42nd with brilliant results, but two early start disqualifications (4/3/bfd/bfd/2/1/1/1)
The ranking lists, the daily report and the video of the day.
The Medal Races will be transmitted live on the Internet as from 9.30 h UTC.
Saturday, May 30, 2015   (Image © Guilain Grenier)
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Only light and unconstant winds on Lake Traun AUT also yesterday, but in the 'gusts' around 10 kn, the foiler catamarans were nevertheless lifted out of the water. Five races have been completed.
The experienced catamaran cracks continued to dominate the scene. Leigh McMillan GBR and his 'Sultanate of Oman', newcomer to the class with only 4 training days, took the overall lead with nothing but 1 and 2 finishes. 'Alinghi' with Morgan Larson USA follows 6 points behind, while the third newcomer 'Spindrift Racing' with Yann Guichard FRA is on 3rd. Flavio Marazzi SUI remained last with a considerable deficit.
The daily report , the ranking list and the video of the day.
Saturday, May 30, 2015   
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The Finn World Masters in Greece ended yesterday with the Medal Race. The 3rd race rank was sufficient for Vladimir Krutskikh RUS to grasp his first Master's title. With top ranks in the Medal Race, Dmitry Petrov RUS and Giacomo Giovanello ITA finished on the podium on the final day of the competition. The leader during the whole week, Yurij Tokovoi UKR, had to content himself with the 5th place, and at the same time the title as best Grand Master (age 50 plus). No racing for the rest of the fleet. Henry Sprague III USA finished on the 11th position among the 204 participants.
The rankings and the event website.
International – Friday, May 29, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015   
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Much action on the Ijssel-Meer yesterday with a breeze exceeding 20 kn, the windiest day of the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta. Above all, the Skiffs and the Nacra-17-catamarans had problems with the short, steep chop, and only a few finished the races without capsizing.
The 470s terminate the Regatta today with some more Qualification heats leading to the Medal Races at 17 hrs UTC. Molund/Östling SWE, multiple winner in Medemblik, extended their lead in the 470 men with two race wins on 13 points. Gerz/Szymanski GER and Kampouridis/Papadopoulos GRE follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Sophie Weguelin/Eilidh McIntyre GBR had a bad day, but inspite of the day ranks ocs/16, they stayed on top of the 470 women. Best of the day (1/5)were Skrzypulec/Mrozek POL advancing on rank 2 overall. Seabright/Carpenter GBR remain 3rd.
A Dutch trio is leading in the 49ersFX: Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED defended the first place, but Keijzer/Andrade NED reduced the backlog on 2 points. Oomens/Hummel NED follow on the 3rd position. Hansen/Porebski NZL are first in the 49ers 8 points ahead of Botin/Lopez ESP, moving up the ranks yesterday with two race wins. Turner/Brake AUS remain on 3rd.
New on the 2nd position in the Finns is Jake Lilley AUS, the best of the day. Pieter-Jan Postma NED keeps the lead with a 8 points advance. Allen Norregaard/Anette Viborg DEN remain on top of the Nacra-17, in front of Cenholt/Lübeck DEN and Vaireaux/Audinet FRA leading a closely packed chaser group.
The Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED gathered his second disqualification and dropped down the ranks. Kiran Badloe NED, two race wins yesterday, took the lead in the RS:X men followed by Pavel Tarnowski POL. The tied duo Maia Dziarnowska POL and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL leads in the RS:X women

The ranks of the best North Americans by nation:
49erFX: 4th Paris Henken/Helena Scott USA
Nacra-17: 16th Sarah Newberry /Matthew Whitehead USA
470 women: 26th Sydney Bolger/Carly Shevitz USA
RS:X windsurfer women:15th Nikola Girke CAN
RS:X windsurfer men: 24th Zach Plavsic CAN, 38th Carson Crain USA

All ranking lists and the daily report with the video of the day.
Friday, May 29, 2015   
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With the wind exceeding 20 kn, it was a day for the experienced big-breeze specialists in both classes.
Matthew Wearn AUS, best of the day (2/3), regained the lead in the Lasers Standard. Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED follows at equal points on rank 2. The 3rd-ranked Marco Gallo ITA is 12 points behind. Tonci Stipanovic CRO moved up on rank 4. The best by North American nations are 22nd Lee Parkhill CAN, 31st Chris Barnard USA, 107th Yanic Gentry MEX.
The fresh breeze pleased Annalise Murphy IRL as well, demonstrating her skills in rough conditions with the day ranks 1 and 3, advancing on the 2nd place overall. But the Olympic Silver medalist Marit Bouwmeester NED remained not far behind and kept her first place. Emma Plasschaert BEL replaced her team collegue Evi Van Acker NED on the 3rd. Brenda Bowskill CAN is 35th, Paige Railey 42nd.
All ranking lists and the daily report with the video of the day.
Friday, May 29, 2015   
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The Qualification Series for the Medal Race ended yesterday with two races. Vladimir Krutskikh RUS defended his lead with another race win, and he will start to the Medal Race with a 6 points lead on Yurij Tokovoi UKR and Martin Van Muyden NED. Henry Sprague USA had a mediocre day, ranks 24 and 11, and missed the Medal Race by one point!
The results and the daily report.
Friday, May 29, 2015   (Image © Guilain Grenier)
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Light and unconstant winds prevailed yesterday on Lake Traun AUT during the first races of the 2015 GC32 annual series. Four heats were completed, but the wind was rarely strong enough to allow foiling, but if, the gaps between the multihulls grew considerably. While Flavio Marazzi SUI, the most experience GC32 helmsman and favorite, was not at all up to speed - last in the interim's rankings - the newcomers shined with solid racing. 'Alinghi' with Ernesto Bertarelli SUI, reinforced by the Tornado Olympic Champion Hans-Peter Steinacher AUT leads overall at equal points with 'Oman Sail' and Leigh McMillan.
The daily report and the ranking list.
International – Thursday, May 28, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015   (Image © Laurens Morel)
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The wind was less than on the first day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta, but remained gusty and shifty on the Ijssel-Meer.
Leader change in the 470 men, where Molund/Östling SWE are new on top ahead of Kim/Kim KOR and Sheremetev/Sheremetev RUS. Weguelin/McIntyre GBR finished the two heats of the day on the ranks 1 and 2 taking the overall lead in the 470 women. Kyranakou/Van Veen NED and Seabright/Carpenter GBR follow at some distance onr the ranks 2 and 3. Sydney Bolger/Carly Shevitz USA are 24th.
The top teams in the 49ers are closely together. Turner/Brake AUS and Hedström/Düring SWE hold the first place at equal points, in point in front of Hansen/Porebski NZL. With three race wins, Bekkering/Duetz NED moved on top of the 49ersFX with a one point's lead on Keijzer/Andrade NED and Oomens/Hummel NED. Paris Henken/Helena Scott USA are 5th.
No change in the Finns, where Pieter-Jan Postma NED was again the best of the day and extended his lead. Josh Junior NZL and Michele Paoletti ITA are the first persuers. With the day ranks 13/14/bfd, Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA had probably the worst day in their Nacra-17 career, plunging on rank 5. Allan Norregaard/Annette Viborg DEN are the new leaders, ahead of McNicol/Lucinda Whitty AUS and Lin Ea Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN. Sarah Newberry /Matthew Whitehead USA are 16th.
Pawel Tarnowski POL remains on top of the RS:X male windsurfers, but Shahar Zubari ISR reduced the backlog with two race wins to 3 points. Zach Plavsic CAN is 33rd, Carson Crain USA 36th. Two bullets also for Lilian de Geus NED, replacing Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL on top of the rankings. Nikola Girke CAN is 20th.
All results, the report of the day and the video of the day.
Thursday, May 28, 2015   (Image © Laurens Morel)
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Moderate winds around 12 kn prevailed on the second day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta, but as from today till Sunday, a 20 kn plus breeze has been announced by the meteo.
Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED has taken the lead in the Lasers Standard with the day ranks 1 and 2 in his group. The former leader Matthew Wearn AUS follows 2 points behind. Sergey Komissarov RUS on 3rd is already 17 points back. Today is the last day of the Qualifier Series for the Gold- and Silverfleets. The best of each North American nation are 17th Lee Parkhill CAN, 27th Chris Barnard USA, 116th Yanic Gentry MEX.
Marit Bouwmester NED dominates in the Lasers Radial, and with the day ranks 1 and 2, she extended the advance on Evi Van Acker BEL on 6 points yesterday. Tatiana Droszdowskaya BLR follows on rank 3. Brenda Bowskill CAN is 29th. Paige Railey USA had a disaster day with two premature starts, relegating her on rank 45, making the qualification for the Goldfleet (cut rank 41) critical. With Viktoria Andrulyte LTU (rank 37), Tina Mihelic CRO (rank 40), Marie Barrué FRA (rank 41) or Line Flem Höst NOR (rank 46), a number of other usually higher ranked athlete are situated near the cut line.
All ranking lists, the report of the day and the video of the day.
Thursday, May 28, 2015   (Image © Drew Barnes)
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Both groups sailed only one race each on the third day of the Finn Masters.
Day winners were Vladimir Butenko RUS and Marc Alain Des Beauvais FRA, and the new overall leader is Vladimir Krutskikh RUS with nothing but top-6 ranks up to now. Yurij Tokovoi UKR is on 2nd only one point back, and Martin Van Muyden NED on 3rd is not far away. Astonishing the veteran Henry Sprague USA, who confirmed his top performance so far again with a 4th place yesterday, and moved up on rank 6 overall !
The ranking list and the event website.
International – Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   
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The 700 participating boats at this year's Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik have been welcomed by cold and windy weather. Gusty and shifty winds between 12 and 18 kn, together with the short and steep Ijsselmeer chop made sailing rough and challenging .... too much for the 'modern' Olympic classes !
With the top teams absent, there are some new names on top of the 470s. Chang-Yu Kim/Wang hoo Kim KOR are on rank one after the first day, ahead of Molund/Östling SWE and Xammar/Herp ESP. A surprise team is also on top of the 470 women with Niki Blässar/Mikaela Wulf FIN. Ainsworth/Weguelin GBR and Seabright/Carpenter GBR are the first persuers.
Abandonments and damages in the skiff classes, especially the 49erFX. Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED and Tessa Lloyd/Caitlin Elks AUS lead at equal points ahead of the tied Paris Henken/Helena Scutt USA and Lili Sebesi/Julie Bossard FRA. Two teams at equal points also on top of the 49ers with Hansen/Porebski NZL and Turner/...AUS.
Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA have taken the lead in the Nacra 17 and their advance on the chasers Saxton/Diamond GBR is already 14 points after three races. Bundock/Curtis AUS are 3rd. Experienced with the special conditions on his home waters, Pieter-Jan Postma NED is on the first place in the Finns, but Arkadij Kistanov RUS and Josh Junior NZL are not far behind.
Windsurfing is dominted by the Polish team, as mostly in fresher winds. Pawel Tarnowski POL is first in the RS:X men with three race wins, and in the RS:X women, Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL has a 7 points' lead on Lilian de Geus NED.
All results, the report of the day and the video of the day.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   (Image © Claire ADB)
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Two races were completed again on day two of the Finn World Masters in Greece.
The double race winner and leader after the first day, Yuriy Tokovoy UKR, finished one heat on rank 11 only, just good enough to loose the leader position to Martijn Van Muyden NED one point ahead overall. Tokovoy UKR shares the 2nd place with Vladimir Krutskikh RUS. Veteran Henry Sprague USA won race 1, but was only 36th in race 4. Nevertheless, he remains on the 15th place among the 204 participants.
The results and the event website where the daily report and the video will posted soon.
International – Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015   (Image © Martinez Studio / MRG)
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The Match Race Germany Final, 2nd Round of the World Match Racing Tour 2015, began yesterday afternoon with some delay in a light wind. For both Tomislav Basic CRO and Eric Monnin SUI, this was a first Tour Final.
The outcome of the match was clear, as Basic, always with the same tactics, did not leave a chance for Eric Monnin SUI and finished with 3-0 score. Winner in the Petite Final was Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN defeating Matthew Jerwood AUS 2-0, bringing the Dane on top of the Tour interim's rankings.
The final report and all results.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)
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The Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik NED, beginning today, is the third event of the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup after Palma ESP and Riva del Garda ITA. Over 700 participants from 71 nations are present, with quality fleets in most classes, such as the Lasers, the windsurfers, the Nacra-17 and the Olympic skiffs. The entry lists. Grey sky and 12 to 22 kn wind will prevail during the whole week according to the forecast. The official preview and the first videos. Racing can be followed live on the Internet.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015   (Image © Claire ADB)
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The first day of the Finn World Masters 2015 proved to be challenging for race officials and competitors alike with the wind never staying consistent for more than one leg at a time. The fleet of 204 boats was split into two groups, to be reallocated for each day.
After a series of general recalls, racing got underway and two heats per group were completed. Yuri Tokovoi UKR won both races of his group and leads clearly ahead of Vlasimir Krutskikh RUS and the equal-points-trio Allen Burrell GBR, Martin Van Muijden NED and Vladimir Butenko RUS. The defending Champion Michael Maier CZE follows on rank 9, Henry Sprague USA, age 72, is on the excellent 14th positions !
The ranking list and the report of the day.
International – Monday, May 25, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015   
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Good conditions with a 10 kn breeze and for the first time sun prevailed yesterday for the Quarter and Semi Finals at Match Race Germany on Lake Constance.
Eric Monnin SUI had everything under control defeating both Marc Lees GBR in the Quarters as Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN in the Semis with 3-0, ready to meet Tomislav Basic CRO in the Final today. Basic 0-2 in arrears in the Semi had to come back strongly to eliminate Matt Jerwood AUS 3-2. The Finals begin today at 8 a.m. UTC already.
The report of the day and the Event-Website.
Monday, May 25, 2015   
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The past two days a fleet of 16 Stars have been racing on Coronado Rhodes competing for the Rollins Bowl. Among the participants were the five Gold Star winners George Szabo, Eric Doyle, Mark Reynolds, Paul Cayard and Vince Brun crewing for Ben Mitchell. The winds on Saturday were perfect, 6-8 knots and "fairly” steady. Sunday was significantly lighter and more challenging.
George Szabo/Craig Moss won the regatta, Paul Cayard sailing with son Daniel finished 2nd, Jimmy Buckingham/Austin Sperry were 3rd.
The final results.
Monday, May 25, 2015   (Image © Mauro Melandri)
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Weather turbulences over Northern Italy disturbed the thermal breeze on Lake Garda also on the last day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, but nevertheless, 2 races were completed.
Finishing 1 and 2, Matteo Ivaldi ITA took the overall win ahead of carlo Fracassoli ITA at equal points. Andrea Rachelli ITA and his team follow on 3rd. The final rankings and the report.
Monday, May 25, 2015   
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The Finn World Masters 2015 will take place at Kavala near Thessaloniki in Greece as from today. Never mind a faraway venue ! 204 Finn Oldies found their way to this annual happy and competitive reunion. The top favorite is again Michael Maier CZE aiming for his 6th title in a row. 7 US and a CAN Finn sailors are on the entry list.
The official preview and the event website.
International – Sunday, May 24, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015   (Image © Nico Martinez)
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The Match Race Germany Round Robin on Lake Constance was concluded yesterday with Tomislav Basic CRO on top of the results table, qualified directly for the Semi Final. The teams on the ranks 2 to 7 race for the three remaining slots in the next round. Eric Monnin SUI at equal points with Basic after the Round Robin was 'relegated' on rank 2 as he lost the direct match with the Croatian. The Quarter Final Round has already been started. Monnin SUI leads over Mark Lees GBR 2-0, Mike Sherwood AUS and Timo Ellegast GER are on 1-1, as are Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN and Reuben Corbett NZL. Today is the crucial Final day.
The report of the day.
Sunday, May 24, 2015   (Image © Mauro Melandri)
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The Lake Garda thermal breeze was back yesterday after a windless first day at the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, and three races were completed.
First on the end of the day was John Den Engelsman NED and his team with a constant row of results (4/3/3) 3 points ahead of Carlo Fracassoli ITA on 2nd and Ricardo Simoneschi ITA on 3rd. 47 participants.
The ranking list and the report of the day.
Sunday, May 24, 2015   (Image © MartinezStudios)
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The first round of the TP52 Super Series 2015 in Valencia ended yesterday with two races sailed in a freshening seabreeze. 'Ran' with owner Niklas Zennström SWE steering, Morgan Larson USA calling the shots and Adam Beashel AUS as strategist managed to stay on top ahead of the newcomer 'Alegre' of Andy Soriano GBR with John Kostecki USA as tactician and 'Sled' of Takashi Okura JPN (with Ross McDonald CAN and Hamish Pepper NZL).
The report, the ranking list and the videos.
International – Saturday, May 23, 2015
Saturday, May 23, 2015   
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The Round Robin continued yesterday with four flights again in light and shifty winds. Eric Monnin SUI and his team stayed on top of the results table with a 7 to 1 score. The only defeat was against Tomislav Basic CRO who joined Monnin with 7-1 as well. The remaining contenders for a Quarter Final slot are closely together on the positions 3 to 9, promising interesting matches today.
The results and the report.
Saturday, May 23, 2015   (Image © Mauro Melandri)
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The Lake Garda wind machine was on strike yesterday and the 46 teams waited in vain for the breeze. The start to the 3rd Act of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series has therefore been delayed.
The report.
Saturday, May 23, 2015   (Image © MartinezStudios)
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The well-established 15 kn seabreeze off the Valencia coast allowed again to complete two races at the first TP52 Super Series event 2015. After loosing the first place two days ago, 'Ran' of Niklas Zennström SWE with Morgan Larson USA as tactician came strongly back with the day ranks 1 and 4 overtaking 'Alegre' (Andy Soriano GBR/John Kostecki USA), who had their bad day finishing 8 and 9 only. Best of the day was 'Sled' of Takashi Okura USA (with the two Starboat past-World Champions Ross McDonald CAN and Hamish Pepper NZL) on the ranks 1 and 3.
The report of the day, the results and the video of the day.
International – Friday, May 22, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015   
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Day 1 of Qualifying was met with a slow start today on the shores of Lake Constance for the opening day of Match Race Germany, the second World Championship stage of the 2015/16 World Match Racing Tour. After a patient wait during the morning, a light 2 to 6 kn South Westerly filled in across the lake allowing the first four of twenty two Qualifying Flights to be completed.
Fresh off the plane from Long Beach, California after competing in the Congressional Cup last week, Eric Monnin (SUI), known for his skills in light air conditions, led the charge with a confident 3-0 scoreline. Tomislav Brasic CRO nd Dejan Presen CRO follow behind with 2-1 each. Undefeated after just one match are the co-favorites Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN and Reuben Corbett NZL.
The results and the report of the day.
Friday, May 22, 2015   (Image © Max Ranchi)
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An intensive day with three races for the TP52s in Valencia yesterday ! The fleet proved to be quite balanced in the moderate seabreeze. As best of the day with the ranks 2/9/2, it was 'Allegre' of Andy Soriano GBR with John Kostecki USA calling tactics who took the overall lead. 'Ran' of Niklas Zennström SWE with Morgan Larson USA had a bad day dropping on rank 2 with a 6 points' backlog. Thanks to a race win, Takashi Okura USA (with Ross McDonald CAN and Hamish Pepper NZL) advanced on rank 4 and with three races to go is now also a serious contender for a medal.
The report of the day, the ranking list and the videos.
Friday, May 22, 2015   (Image © Elena Giolai)
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The 3rd Act of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series begins today on Lake Garda with 46 participants from 14 nations. Germany and Autria are represented by 6 teams each, Switzerland has 4 teams starting.
The official preview and the event website.
International – Thursday, May 21, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015   
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Races 3 and 4 were sailed in a well-established 14 kn seabreeze yesterday. As on day one, it was 'Ran' with Niklas Zennström SWE (with Morgan Larson USA) controlling the race and finishing twice as 2nd. 'Allegre' with Andre Soriano GBR (with John Kostecki USA) is 3 points behind. 'Bronenosec' with Vladimir Liubomirov RUS (with Michele Ivaldi ITA) advanced on rank 3 thanks to a race win. Not yet up-to-speed are the dominators of last year 'Quantum' and 'Azzurra'. They are still in a tune-up phase with their new designs.
The report with rankings and the videos.
Thursday, May 21, 2015   
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Today begins the second Round of the World Match Racing Tour on Lake Constance, the Match Race Germany Langenargen GER. Winner of the first Tour event in California a week ago was Taylor Canfield ISV. Only three teams made the quick dislocation to Europe with the top-ranked Eric Monnin SUI, always with good results in previous editions of this event. His first challengers are Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN and Reuben Corbett NZL, both in the Quarterfinals at the Congressional-Cup contrary to Eric Monnin SUI out after the Round Robin. Representing the host nation Germany are Timo Ellegast GER and Felix Schrimper GER, age 18, with a developent team coached by Tim Kröger GER.
The official preview.
Thursday, May 21, 2015   (Image © Thierry Martinez)
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Foiling Moth flying is more and more popular also in Japan, and over the last weekend, the Japanese National Championship took place with 22 boats participating. The internationally most successful Japanese helmsman Hiroki Goto JPN dominated the fleet and was the clear winner. The sailing conditions were excellent as the well edited video reveals.
The ranking list.
Thursday, May 21, 2015   
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After 'Spindrift' of Dona Bertarelli SUI and 'Alinghi' of Ernesto Bertarelli SUI, it is Oman Sail joining the GC 32 Racing Tour. 'Sultanate of Oman' will start in Austria next week for the inaugural event of the 2015 Tour with Leigh McMillan, Oman Sail's champion skipper with two X-40 Extreme Sailing Series titles under his belt. He will be joined by 'The Wave, Muscat' teammates Nasser Al Mashari from Oman and Britain's Peter Greenhalgh.
The report.
International – Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   (Image © MartinezStudios)
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The TP52 2015 Super Series began yesterday in Valencia ESP with two races sailed in moderate conditions. Finishing on 1 and 2, Niklas Zennström SWE (tactics Mprgan Larson USA) was the convincing winner with his new 'Ran', but only one point behind was 'Alegre' of Andre Soriano GBR (John Kostecki USA) participating in the Series for the first time. On 3rd is anonther newcomer to the class, Imre Ergin TUR (Tony Rey USA). Harm Müller-Spreer GER on his 'Platoon' (Markus Wieser GER) is 4th among the 12 participants.
The report with results and the video of the day.
International – Monday, May 18, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015   
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The Finn European Championship 2015 in Split CRO was concluded with the Medal Race sailed in a 10 kn breeze with Björn Allanson SWE (overall 7th) as winner. The podium places remained unchanged with Ivan Klijakovic CRO as European Champion ahead of Josh Junior NZL Silver and Vasilij Zbogar SLO Bronze. Junior European Champion is Junior Arkadiy Kistanov RUS, 3rd in the Medal Race, confirming his excellent performance among the elite with the 5th place in the overall rankings. Martin Robitaille CAN and Philip Toth USA finished - as reported yesterday - on the ranks 44 and 55 among the 67 participants. The report and the videos.
Monday, May 18, 2015   (Image © Bob Greiser / Congressional Cup / WMRT)
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Yesterday, the Repechage was completed with - as reported already - Ian Williams GBR and Keith Swinton AUS as Quarter finalists. Winners in the subsequent matches of the last eight were Ian Williams GBR, Phil Robertson NZL, Taylor Canfield ISV and Björn Hansen SWE, and in the Semi Finals, Robertson had the upper-hand on Williams, and Canfield defeated Hansen. The Final went in favor of Canfield ISV winning over Robertson NZL and defending the prestigious Congressional Cup.
The
results, the daily report and the videos.
Monday, May 18, 2015   (Image © Jean Souville)
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Almost 1200 windsurfers participated over the past weekend at the Défi Wind at Gruissan on the French Mediterranean coast. A fresh Tramontana breeze of up to 50 kn made racing spectacular. Here the impressive video of the mass start. Among the participants were also PWA-Professionals such as Antoine Albeau FRA, Björn Dunkerbeck SUI or Sara-Quita Offringa NED. The overall win however went to Pierre Montefon FRA.
The ranking list and the event website with more videos on this big event.
Monday, May 18, 2015   (Image © Max Ranchi)
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Winning the last race yesterday, Edoardo Lupi ITA (with Lorenzo Brenzani ITA as tactician) climbed on top of the final rankings of the Melges 32 European Sailing Series Round two at Porto Venere ITA. Giangiacomo Serena ITA/Branko Brcin SLO and Dalton DeVos USA (Jonathan McKee USA) complete the podium. With a 4th race rank, Alec Cutler BER (with Chris Rast SUI/USA) moved up on rank 5.
The ranking list and the report of the day.
 
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