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International – Friday, July 31, 2015
Friday, July 31, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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The teams had to wait for the seabreeze until 18 h, and there was just time left for one 5-8 kn light-wind race. More Final Races have been scheduled for today to be started in the morning breeze from the shore at 11 a.m., before the Medal Races later in the afternoon. But the top positions in both fleets seem to be quite stable.
Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan FRA added another win on their result sheet and have now a 15 points' advance on Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER in the 470 men. The Germans are 12 points ahead on the 3rd ranked David Charles Vila/Alex Charles Vila ESP and tactically, the Spanish will rather defend Bronze against Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA on the 4th place only 4 points behind, as fight for Silver. Close will be the fight for the Medal Race cut as Noguera/ Terrones ESP on rank 9 are only 6 points ahead of Scharnagl/Schulz AUT on rank 12. Russell Clarida/Henry Fernberger USA are on the position 22.
Even more clear is the situation in the 470 women with Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA 27 points ahead of Maria Bozi/Rafailina Klonaridou GRE. New on rank 3 are Nadja Horwitz/Sofia Middleton CHI 17 points behind rank 2, but as in the men, danger comes from behind as Jessica Lavery/Megan Brickwood GBR are only 4 points back. The fight for the Medal Race is also very tight with the ranks 9 to 12 separated by 5 points only. Allie Surrette/Ali Ten Hove CAN are on the 28th place.
All results. The event website will be updated during thei morning with the daily report and the video of day 5. The start to the Medal Race is scheduled for 15 h. Check the live ticker to remain updated during the day.
Friday, July 31, 2015   
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Part 1 of the Rio Sailing Week was concluded yesterday with two races.
Josh Junior NZL defended the first place in the Finns winning overall 5 points ahead of Pieter-Jan Postma NED. Jorge Zarif BRA finished on 3rd. Caleb Paine USA is on the 7th place. First in the Lasers Radial is Evi Van Acker BEL ahead of Erika Reineke USA 2nd and Josefine Olsson SWE new on 3rd. Haddon Hughes USA and Isabella Bertold CAN are on the positions 12 and 13. Winning 5 of 8 races, Tom Burton AUS is first in the Laser Standard 3 points ahead of Sam Mech NZL rank 2. Matthew Wearn AUS remained on rank 3. No changes on the Nacra 17 podium with Thomas Zajac/Tanja Frank AUT Gold, Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS Silver and Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP Bronze.
All ranking lists and the final report (in Portuguese).
As from today until Augst 2, it is the RS:X windsurfers' turn, followed by the 470 and 49ers, both in men and women. The event website.
Friday, July 31, 2015   
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'It was wet, cold and windy' ! The only race of the day at the OK-Dinghy World Championshiip was finally started in the afternoon in a 20-25 kn wind. With the discard coming into effect, Jim Hunt GBR moved up on top 3 points ahead of André Budzien GER on 2nd.
The report and the ranking list.
Friday, July 31, 2015   (Image © Robert Hajduk)
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Gusty conditions exceeding 30 kn on day 2 of the Round Robin at the Sopot Match Race brought the teams in difficult situations and even a dismasting. With 10 flights to go in the Qualification Round, the clear leader is the veteran Karol Jablonski POL with 9-2 [win-loss] ahead of Björn Hansen SWE 7-1 and Johnie Berntsson SWE Berntsson 7-4.
The results and the report.
Friday, July 31, 2015   
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The RC44 Marstrand Cup continued yesterday with 3 races. Team of the day with the ranks 1/3/3 was 'Bronenosec' of Vladimir Liubomirov RUS with Michele Ivaldi ITA calling tactics. The report with results.
Friday, July 31, 2015   
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Much wind yesterday in Kiel on day one of Round 3 of the GC32-Catamaran Sailing Cup. After the capsize of 'Alinghi' with Morgan Larson USA in the morning tune-up and VIP sailing, the PRO cancelled sailing for the day after consulting the 5 skippers. The report. Racing can be followed live on the Internet.
International – Thursday, July 30, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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The seabreeze was lighter and variable at the 470 Junior Worlds in Thessaloniki GRE. Both fleets completed two races, and today, the Final Series continue with another three heats before the Medal Races tomorrow.
The situation in the women's fleet is quite clear, as Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA are now already 24 points ahead, and also the local Maria Bozi/
Rafailina Klonaridou GRE are on a solid 2nd place 16 points in front of the 3rd-ranked Roberta Caputo/Alice Sinno ITA. Allie Surrette/Ali Ten Hove advanced on rank 30.
Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan FRA won another race in the men's fleet yesterday and have now a 14 points advance on Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER, who are closely followed by David Charles Vila/Alex Charles Vila ESP on 3rd. Russell Clarida/Henry Fernberger USA sailing in the Goldfleet are on position 27.
The ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day available during this morning on the event website.
Thursday, July 30, 2015   (Image © Fred Hoffmann)
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Part 1 of the Rio International Sailing Week continued yesterday with two races for the Lasers, Lasers Radial and Finns as well as 3 races for the Nacra 17.
Josh Junior NZL defended his lead in the Finns, but the best of the day Jorge Zarif BRA, ranks 1 and 2, reduced the backlog on the first place to 4 points. Pieter-Jan Postma NED descended on rank 3. Caleb Paine USA is 8th. In the Lasers Radial, the dominators of the season have been taking control, except Marit Bouwmeester NED, who has in addition to the positions 1/2/2 also three last ranks on her account. Evi Van Acker BEL is on rank 1 followed by Erika Reineke USA and Alison Young GBR. Haddon Hughes USA and Isabella Bertold CAN are on the 12th and 13th place. Leader change in the Lasers Standard as well where Tom Burton AUS replaced Sam Meech NZL on top with two race wins. In the Nacra 17, Thomas Zajac/Tanja Frank AUT reclaimed the lead and are now 7 points ahead of Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS.
Today is the last day of part 1 of the Rio Week. As from tomorrow, the two RS:X windsurfing fleets will start their program.
All ranking lists and the daily news in Portuguese.
Thursday, July 30, 2015   (Image © MartinezStudios)
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The Marstrand Cup, Swedish Act of the RC44 Championship Tour, continued yesterday with three fleetraces sailed in a 10-12 kn breeze. 'Nika' of Vladimir Prosikhin RUS with Bill Hardesty USA tactics took the lead. The report.
International – Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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A moderate seabreeze around 12 kn prevailed on the third day of the 470 Junior Worlds, and the Goldfleet sailed two races, both won by the defending champions Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan FRA, extending their overall lead. New on rank 2 are now Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER, closely followed by David Charles/Alex Charles ESP on 3rd. Russell Clarida/Henry Fernberger USA sailing in the Goldfleet are on position 28. The women sailed three heats with the former 420 ISAF Youth World Champion Benedetta Di Salle ITA and Alessandra Dubbini ITA as crew finishing 2/2/1 and taking the overall lead with a 19 points' advance on Jessica Lavery/Megan Brickwood GBR on rank 2. New are Maria Bozi/Rafailina Klonaridou GRE moving up on 3rd on their home waters. Allie Surrette/Ali Ten Hove advanced on rank 32.
The rankings and the daily report. The video of day 3 will be posted during the day.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   (Image © Fred Hoffmann)
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Moderate winds prevailed also on the second day of th Rio Sailing Week and all races were completed according to program.
Josh Junior NZL won both races in the Finns extending his overall lead. Pieter-Jan Postma NED and the surprising Gong Lel CHN (yesterday 2/2) follow at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. Caleb Paine USA is 8th. New on top of the Lasers Radial are Alison Young GBR together with the Erika Reineke USA at equal points. Evi Van Acker BEL moved up on rank 3. Haddon Hughes USA is 11th, Isabella Bertold CAN 12th. Sam Meech NZL is now the only leader in the Lasers Standard, one point ahead of Tom Burton AUS. Matthew Wearn AUS is now 3rd. Leader change in the Nacra 17 where Santiago Lange/Cecilia Saroli ARG took over rank 1 with the day ranks 2/2/1, ahead of Thomas Zajac/Tanja Frank AUT and Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP.
All results, the daily news (in Portuguese) and the event website.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   
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Act 6 of the Moth Eurocup 2015 was sailed over the past weekend on the Walchensee GER. On Friday, three races were completed on a sunny day with a well established thermal breeze. On the Saturday, the frontal system arrived and the wind increased on over 30 kn during the second race of the day so that racing had to be cancelled for the day. On Sunday, the thermal breeze was back and five good heats were sailed in a 14 to 18 kn wind.
The outstanding winner was Chris Rast USA/SUI with 7 bullets and two 2nd ranks, followed by Max Mäge GER and Christian Schönleitner AUT. 34 Moths from 5 nations particpated.
The report and the overall rankings of the Eurocup with 123 Moths registered so far.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   
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The flying AC-45 catamarans attracted a huge crowd in Portsmouth during the past weekend. The easy hovering is always astonishing. Paul Campbell-James GBR, wing trimmer of Ben Ainslie's 'BAR Racing Team', explains in detail in an 8-minutes' video, how the cat has to be driven for an optimal and safe flying.
International – Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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The 470 Junior World Championship 2015 in Thessaloniki GRE continued yesterday with two races, the men concluding herewith the Qualifier Series for the Gold- and Silverfleets. The women continue the Championship in one fleet.
The new leaders are Balázs Gyapjas/Zsombor Gyapjas HUN at equal points with
Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan FRA, 2 points ahead of David Charles/Alex Charles ESP. Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER on 4th remain in the race for Medals. Russell Clarida/Henry Fernberger USA are on the 27th place, qualified for the Goldfleet.
Three teams share the lead in the women's fleet: 1st (thanks winning the last race as best of the day) are Maëlenn Lemaitre/Aloïse Retornaz FRA, followed by Jessica Lavery/Megan Brickwood GBR and Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA on the 2nd and 3rd place. Allie Surrette/Ali Ten Hove are on the 38th place.
All ranking lists, the event facebook page as well as the event website, where the video of the day will be posted during the morning.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   (Image © Fred Hoffmann)
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Yesterday, the Olympic Classes International Sailing Week began on the Olympic waters of Rio de Janeiro and two to three races were sailed by class.
First leader in the Finns after two heats is Josh Junior NZL with a 1 point advance. The surprise so far is the 4th interim's place of Gong Lel CHN, a name that never appeared in the top group of Finn sailors. Caleb Paine USA is 8th. Leading in the Lasers Radial is Odile Ginaid BRA ahead of Erika Reinecke USA. The Olympic medalists Evi Van Acker BEL and Marit Bouwmester NED are on the positions 7 and 8 after two races. Haddon Hughes USA is 4th, Isabella Bertold CAN 12th. The trio Tom Burton AUS, Matthew Wearn AUS an Sam Meech NZL share the lead in the Lasers Standard after two races. Thomas Zajac/Tanja Franck AUT and Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP are on top of the Nacra-17 at equal points.
All ranking lists and the event website and the daily report in Portuguese.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   
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The different World- and Continental Championships of the past weeks did not have a major influence on the ISAF World Ranking Lists. The most important move up made Ricardo Santos BRA, new on 2nd, after winning the PanAm-Games in the RS:X men windsurfers. In the Lasers Standard, Nick Thompson GBR advanced on rank 3 after his World Champion victory.
Top ten USA teams are in the 470 women Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha rank 5, in the 470 men Stu McNay/Hughes rank 8, in the Lasers Standard Charlie Buckingham 9th, in the Kite Formula Erika Heineken 9th. Top-10 CAN is in the Lasers Radial Isabella Bertold rank 9, in the Kite Formula Cathrine Dufour 4th
The Match-Race Worldranking lists have been publlished a few days ago. Ian Williams GBR replaced Taylor Canfield ISV on top of the rankings. Eric Monnin SUI remains on the 3rd place.
All ranking lists and the ISAF report.
International – Monday, July 27, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015   (Image © Yvan Zedda)
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Extreme winds forced the cancellation of racing at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Portsmouth on Sunday. The upper wind limit to race for the AC-45 is 25 kn. How hazardous racing with these foiler catamarans with top speeds above 40 kn can be is shown on a Trainings-Video of Ben Ainslie's GBR 'BAR-Racing Team'.
With no racing to close out the weekend, the results from Saturday - ranks 1 and 2 - stand, meaning that 'BAR-Racing Team' is the winner of the first event of the 35th America's Cup cycle. 'Team NZL' with Peter Burling NZL folllows one point behind on 2nd, the America's Cup holder 'Oracle' with James Spithill had to content themselves with rank 3. On rank 4 follows Franck Cammas FRA on 'Groupama Team France'.
The ranking list and the report.
Monday, July 27, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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A moderate seabreeze between 8 and 12 kn prevailed on the first day of the 470 Junior World Championship in Thessaloniki yesterday, and the men and women fleets completed three, resp. two races.
Leader among the the 60 teams from 25 nations and 5 continents are Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA with two race wins in their group, ahead of Enric Noguera/Pedro Terrones ESP and Balázs Gyapjas/Zsombor Gyapjas HUN. Russell Clarida/Henry Fernberger USA are on the 14th place.
The women (42 teams, 16 nations, 4 continents) completed two races and the superior leaders are Carmen and Julia Davila ESP. Here their video interview. Nadja Horwitz/Sofia Middleton CHI follows on rank 2, Maëlenn Lemaitre/Aloïse Retornaz FRA on rank 3. Allie Surrette/Ali Ten Hove CAN are 39th.
All ranking lists and the event website, where racing can be followed during the day via live ticker. See todays video.
Monday, July 27, 2015   
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Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Hamburg GER ended yesterday with five races, three of them won by 'The Wave - Muscat' of Leigh McMillan GBR moving on top of the rankings in a furious final, and extending his lead in the overall classificstions with this third victory of the season. The Russian 'Gazprom' with Phil Robertson NZL follows on second, her best result so far. 'SAP' with Jes Gram-Hansen DEN defended the third position just one point ahead of 'Red Bull' of Hans-Peter Steinacher AUT.
The report and the results.
International – Sunday, July 26, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015   
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Sun and a 12 kn breeze offered a perfect setting for the inaugural foiling AC-45 America's Cup World Series Regatta in Portsmouth with Cup holder and the five challengers. Ben Ainslie GBR and his 'BAR-Team' have taken the lead after two races finishing 1 and 2, one point ahead of 'Team New Zealand' with Peter Burling NZL and 'Oracle' with James Spithill AUS on 3rd (ranks 2 and 4). 'Groupama' with Franck Cammas FRA follows on 4th.
The report and the ranking list. To watch the video replay of day one, registration on the event website ist required. Today's races will be covered live on the Internet as from 12 h UTC.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   
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Yesterday, the final race to decide on the 420 World Championship titles for both genders was sailed in Japan a 12 kn breeze.
Marta Garrido/María Jesus Dávila ESP have been clearly ahead in the 60-boats' Girls fleet before the last race already, and won the title with a 23 points advantage on Charlotte Yven/Marine Riou FRA. Misaki Tanaka/Sena Takano JPN earned the Bronze medal. Audrey Giblin/Ashton Borcherding USA are 12th.
Gold for Japan in the Open/Boys' rankings with Daichi Takayama/Syota Nakano ahead of Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA 2nd. Bronze went to Gregor Calum/Hugo Christensson HKG. The best European team were Vasilios Gourgiotis/Epameinondas Orestis Batsis GRE on the 4th place at equal points with the Bronze medalists from Hongkong. The U-17 Worlds title went to Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA, followed by Aggelos Arvanitis/Theofanis Kanakaris GRE and Carlos Balaguer/Ignacio Balaguer ESP.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   (Image © Luis Fraguas)
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The Laser Radial Youth European Championship in Portugal ended yesterday with two races, with no changes on the podium.
European Youth Champions after 12 races are in the Girls Maria Erdi HUN and in the Boys Jamie Calder GBR. The remaining podium places go in Boys fleet to Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA and Jack Cookson GBR, in the Girls fleet to Magdalena Kwasna POL and Silvia Morales ESP.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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The Tour-de-France à la Voile 2015, sailed on new one-design multihulls with a new format, ended yesterday with the 9th and last Act in Nizza at the Côte d'Azur. No wind in the morning and a fresh breeze aroung 30 kn in the afternoon did not permit to start the short races. The interim's leader 'Spindrift' with Xavier Revil FRA steering is therefore the Tour winner 2015 at equal points with 'Groupama' (Pierre Pennec FRA/Franck Cammas FRA), leader during the whole competition, who had to content herself with rank 2. 'CombiWest' with Frédéric Guilmin FRA follows on rank 3.
The final results, the daily report and the videos ...among other the capsize of 'Engie' with Sébastien Rogues FRA.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   
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Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series 2015 continued yesterday on the Elbe river in a thundery weather with gusty winds. The show of the day came from 'SAP' (Jes Gram Hansen DEN), capsizing in the last race but nevertheless taking the overall lead after day 2. However, nothing has been decided yet as the Danes are before the last races today only one point ahead of 'The Wave - Muscat' (Leigh McMillan GBR), and also the Russian 'Gazprom' (Phil Robertson NZL) with a 6 points' backlog and 'Red Bull Sailing Team' (Hans-Peter Steinacher AUT) 7 points behind have still chances to move on top.
The report, the results and the video of the capsize on the event facebook page.
International – Saturday, July 25, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015   
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The Laser Standard and Radial European Championship in Aarhus DEN ended yesterday with two races sailed in moderate conditions.
In the Lasers Radial women, the title went to Tatiana Doszdowskaja BLR, as the longtime leading Alicia Cebrian ESP was completely out of track with her worst races (30/35) in the Championship and was therefore relegated on rank 2. Tuula Tenkanen FIN defended her 3rd place. Erika Reineke USA, now 11th, and Haddon Hughes USA finally 13th changed again the sequence of the rankings. Claire Merry CAN is on rank 35, 7 places up on the last day.
As best of the day with the ranks 1 and 3, Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED grasped Gold in the Lasers Standard, and as at the World Championship, Philipp Buhl GER earned the Silver Medal. Tonci Stipanovic CRO finished 3rd. The North Americans Chris Barnard and Tom Ramshaw CAN are on the positions 33 and 49.
The 1st place of Marcin Rudawski POL in the Radial men was never in question. Leading during the whole week, he won with a 39 points' advance on Matthias De Loocke BEL. Zan Luka Zelko SLO won the Bronze Medal. Henry Marshall USA is on the 6th position.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   (Image © Luis Fraguas)
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Again perfect sailing conditions in Portugal, allowing to complete 3 races. Finishing 2/3/2, Jamie Calder GBR moved on top of the Boys' Goldfleet, and his advance on Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA before the last races today is i9 points. Jack Cookson GBR on rank 3 is already 22 points behind rank 1.
Maria Erdi HUN defended her lead in the Girls' Goldfleet, but - thanks to the second discard - Magdalena Kwasna POL reduced the backlog on 2 points. Eva Morales ESP follows on the 3rd place with a 10 points' deficit on rank 2.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with the video of the day.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   
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The Laser 4.7 European Championship 2015 in Poland ended yesterday with two light-wind races.
In the Boys' fleet, Guido Gallinaro ITA jumped from rank 8 on the 1st place, winning the overall and the U16 Championships. 4 points behind, Alessandro Fornassari ITA on 2nd made the Italian success complete. Bronze went to Stijn Paardekooper NED.
An Italian double also with the Girls by Federica Cattarozzi ITA and - 7 points behind - Elisa Navoni ITA at equal poiints with the 3rd Carlota Sanchez ESP.
All ranking lists.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   (Image © Jun Hirai)
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The races at the 420 Worlds in Japan of this morning UTC will be crucial for the title.
After the two fresh-breeze races of yesterday, the wind in Karatsu JPN is around 14 kn today.
The best chances for the title in the Girls' fleet have Marta Garrido/María Jesus Dávila ESP, leading overall after yesterday's two races with a 16 points advance on Misaki Tanaka/Sena Takano JPN as 2nd. Marina Lefort/Lara Granier FRA on rank 3 are 10 points behind the 2nd. Four more teams down to rank 7 may still dream of a Medal. Audrey Giblin/Ashton Bercherding USA are 9th.
12 points is the advantage of Daichi Takayama/Syota Nakano JPN on Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA, and Calum Gregor/Hugo Christensson HKG on 3rd are only one point back. The best Europeans just one point behind rank 3 are Vasilios Gourgiotis/Epameinondas Orestis Batsis GRE.
The U17 title will most probably go to Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA, as their advantage on Aggelos Arvanitis/Theofanis Kanakaris GRE is now 22 points.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day. The final decisions will fall this morning, to be followed live on the Internet ticker.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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Light winds of up to 9 kn and a strong tide current prevailed yesterday during the 7 Extreme Sailing Series races of Hamburg GER. Four times 2nd and a race win were good enough for the Russian 'Gazprom' with Phil Robertson NZL to take the overall lead 4 points ahead of the 'SAP Sailing Team' of Jes Gram-Hansen DEN on 2nd, closely followed by 'The Wave - Muscat' with Leigh McMillan GBR as 3rd.
The daily news and the ranking list.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   
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Today begins in Portsmouth GBR the first Round of the America's Cup World Series, with the America's Cup Defender 'Oracle' and all Challengers, lead by Ben Ainslie GBR and his 'BAR-Racing-Team', considered the hottest favorite by many experts. The preview. Racing will be transmitted live on the Internet as from 12 hrs UTC.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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Yesterday's light-wind coastal race of Nizza FRA has a major influence on the final outcome of the Tour de France 2015. 'Spindrift' with Xavier Revil FRA has taken the overall lead thanks to the win of yesterday's race, at equal points with 'Groupama' (Pierre Pennec FRA), and 'CombiWest' with Frédéric Guilmin FRA follows only 2 points behind.
The daily news, the ranking list and the videos.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   
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The Yngling World Championship 2015 in Norvay ended yesterday with two races. Lucas Lier DEN won the first race of the day to become premature World Champion, and therefore he watched the last race from the shore. Maarten Jamin NED and Lieuwe Gietema NED won Silver and Bronze.
The final rankings.
International – Friday, July 24, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015   
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A fresh 16 to 20 kn breeze allowed to sail the full program yesterday, and the situation is completely open in the Standards as well as the Radials before the last races today.
Philipp Buhl GER has taken the lead in the Lasers Standard after the two races of yesterday. Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED and the defending Champion Tonci Stipanovic CRO follow only one point behind on the ranks 2 and 3. With a 7 points' deficit on rank 4 is Nicholas Heiner NED 4. For the Dutch, not only the Euro Medals are of importance but even more the Olympia 2016 selection is at stake. A race within the race will therefore happen today to decide on the NED representation in Rio 2i016. Chris Barnard USA is on rank 30, Tom Ramshaw CAN on position 50.
Alicia Cebrian ESP was again the best of the day in the Radial women and extended her lead on 11 points. Tuula Tenkanen FIN progressed on rank 2 thanks to a race win, but Tatiana Droszdowskaja BLR on 3rd is only 2 points behind. Anne-Marie Rindom DEN on 4th is 9 points behind a Medal. Haddon Hughes SA, rank 10 (day ranks 4 and 3), is again ahead of Erika Reineke USA, rank 11. Claire Merry CAN back in the race after the DNC two days ago, is on position 42.
In the Radial men, Marcin Rudawski POL remains on a track to the title. The only real opponent is Zan Luka Zelko SLO but he too is already 9 points behind. The 3rd Matthias Van de Loocke BEL is 27 points back. Henry Marshall USA is 5th.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, July 24, 2015   
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The very last race on a sunny Thursday in a moderate 10 kn breeze decided the 2015 Optimist European Championship in Wales.
Thomas Rice USA sailed his discard result but nevertheless, he remained on top of the Boys' Goldfleet. Wonn Kye Lee SIN follows on rank 2 and Aimilianos Monos GRE jumped on the podium on the last day, taking not only Bronze in the open rankings but above all the European Champion's title as first European. Matej Planinsic SLO on 4th and Cesare Barabino ITA on 6th take the European's Silver and Bronze Medala.
Sailing in the Girls' Goldfleet, Julia Minana ESP was the premature European Champion before the last race already. Ariadni Spanaki GRE defended the Silver Medal, Victoria Schultheis MLT took Bronze. Bella Casaretto USA is excellent 10th. The report with all ranking lists and the event website.
Friday, July 24, 2015   (Image © Luis Fraguas)
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The Laser Radial Youth European Championship in Portugal continued yesterday with the Final Series, and three races were completed. Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA defended his lead in the Boys' Goldfleet, 3 points ahead of Jack Cookson GBR on rank 2. The best of the day (4/3/3), Mateo Sammarco ITA, advanced on rank 3.
Maria Herdi HUIN, the best girl of the day (4/3/1), is the new leader in the Girls' Goldfleet, but only one point behind, Louise Cervera FRA remains in the title-race. Silvia Morales ESP and Mirthe Akkermann NED follow with a 7 pointa' backlog each on the ranks 3 and 4. All ranking lists. The daily report has not yet been posted on the event website.
Friday, July 24, 2015   
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Two more Final races were completed yesterday at the 4.7. Europeans in Poland and Stijn Paardekooper NED defended his first place in the Boys' Goldfleet. The best of the day (1/3) Pandelis Kyrpoglu GRE, advanced on rank 2 at 3 points behind the leader. Alessandro Fornassari ITA remained on rank 3, closely followed by a chasers' group for rank 3, as Dima Provolosky UKR on 4th is only 1 point back, and the backlog of Guido Gallinaro ITA on rank 8 is only 5 points.
Valeriya Lomatchenko RUS extended her advantage in the Girls' Goldfleet on 6 points, and leads at the same time in the U-16-rankings. New on position 2 is Mariia Kislukhina RUS and another 2 points back, Elisa Navoni ITA and Carlota Sanchez ESP share the 3rd rank.
The event website with all results.
Friday, July 24, 2015   (Image © Jun Hirai)
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Yesterday morning ended he 420 Worlds Qualification Series and during the afternoon, the Championship continued with the Final Series in a 10-12 kn breeze with some gusts of up to 22 kn in between.
Marta Garrido/María Jesus Dávila ESP won both races in the girls fleet and climbed on top of the rankings 12 points ahead of Misaki Tanaka/Sena Takano JPN. New on rank 3 are Charlotte Yven/Marine Riou FRA. Audrey Giblin/Ashton Borcherding USA are 9th.
Change on top of the Boys' Goldfleet with Calum Gregor/Hugo Christensson HKG as first and Will Logue/Bram Brakman USA as 2nd with a 9 points' backlog. Only one point farther behind follow at equal points Felipe Diniz/Ivan Aranguren ARG and Daichi Takayama/Syota Nakano JPN on rank 3. Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA lead in the U-17 fleet.
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Friday, July 24, 2015   
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Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series began yesterday on the Elbe in Hamburg with seven races, sailed in a moderate 10 kn breeze. The favorites are already on the top posiions with 'The Wave - Muscat' (Leigh McMillan GBR) and 'SAP' (Jes Gram Hansen DEN). Surprising the 3rd place of the Russian 'Gazprom' with Phil Robertson NZL winning the last three heats and moving up on rank 3 overall.
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Friday, July 24, 2015   
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Apparently, there was no racing at the Yngling Worlds in Norvay yesterday, as the ranking list remains unchanged this morning with Lucas Lier DEN leading with a 7 points advance on Maarten Jamin DEN after 8 races.
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International – Thursday, July 23, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015   
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Moderate, but unconstant winds prevailed yesterday on the Bay of Aarhus during the first Final Series races of the Lasers Radial and Standard European Championships.
Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED took the lead in the Lasers Standard with the day ranks 1 and 2, and Philipp Buhl GER advanced on the 2nd place with the ranks 1 and 5. Nicholas Heiner NED descended on rank 3 after a failed race (rank 27). To be noted, that these Europeans are part of the Olympia selections of the Dutch Laser team. Tonci Stipanovic CRO on 4th and Tobias Schadewaldt GER on 5th have still options for a Medal. Chris Barnard USA is on rank 31. Tom Ramshaw CAN on position 50.
No change on top of the Radials women where Alicia Cebrian ESP defended the first position. New on rank 2 is the best of the day (3/5) Tatiana Droszdovskaja BLR, Tuula Tenkanen FIN is also new on rank 3, while the big-breeze specialist Sarah Gunni DEN descended on the 6th place. Strong performance by Erika Reineke USA up on rank 10 (day ranks 15 and 4). The opposite for Haddon Hughes USA down on 23rd. Claire Merry CAN did not compete and drops on rank 40.
No racing in the Radials men, where Marcin Rudawski POL is he clear leader ahead of Zan Luka Zelko SLO and Yasar Doga TUR. Henry Marshall USA is 4th.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015   
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Three races were sailed on the first day of the Optmist Europeans Final Series yesterday in a light wind. Julia Minana ESP is the premature Optimist Girls European Champion before the last races today. On the 2nd place, 22 points behind, is Ariadni Spanaki GRE, and with a 17 points' advance on Ellyn Tan SIN, the Silver Medal will be her's this evening. Bella Casaretto USA is 13th.
The new leader in the Optimist Boys is Thomas Rice USA, 17 points ahead of Wonn Kye Lee SIN. Mateij Planinsic SLO on 3rd is the best European before the last races of today.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015   (Image © Luis Fraguas)
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The Qualification Series of the Laser Radial Youth European Championship in Portugal ended yesterday with another two races sailed in a fresh 20 kn breeze. After the opening dsy with no racing due to a thick fog, and light winds on day 2, this was the day for big-breeze specislists and some modifications in the rankings occurred.
In the Radial Girls, Louise Cervera FRA leads with 1 point on the tied Hannah Andersohn GER and Carolina Albano ITA.
In the Radial Boys, Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA is on the first place with a 3 points' advantage on Kirill Evfimyevskiy RUS, Jamie Calder GBR and Liam Glynn IRL at equal points.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015   
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The Final Series of the Laser 4.7 European Championship in Poland began yesterday in moderate winds around 10 kh with two races for each fleet.
Thanks to a race win, Stijn Paardekoper NED took the lead in the Boys' Goldfleet 15 points ahead of Ondur Mandalinci TUR. Alessandro Fornassari ITA, ranks 3 and 5 yesterday, advanced on rank 3, while the clear winner of the Qualification Series Alberto Tezza ITA dropped on the 4th place after finishing twice on rank 40 yesterday.
Two races were also sailed by the Girls, still together in one fleet, and Valeriya Lomatchenko RUS is the new leader by a small margin with Paula Lissorgues ESP 1 point and Carlota Sanchez ESP 3 points behind, and even Elisa Navoni ITA on 4th 4 points back has still an option on the title.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015   (Image © Jun Hirai)
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Three races were sailed yesterday in all fleets, and this morning, the 6th and last race of the Qualification Series was completed in Japan. After posting the Gold- and Silverfleet split, the program today will continue with the first Final Series regattas this afternoon. Christine Klingler/Victoria Thompson USA are 14th.
In the Boys' fleet, Hiroaki Kato/Takuma Yoshinaga JPN defended their lead. New on the ranks 2 and 3 are Nikolaos Brilakis/Giorgos Karadimas GRE and Vasilios Gourgiotis/Epameinondas Orestis Batsis GRE. Will Logue/Bram Brakmann USA are excellent 3rd. Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA are on the first place in the U17-rankings. Matthew Logue/Cameron Giblin USA are 7th
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Thursday, July 23, 2015   (Image © Loris Von Siebenthal)
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Jean-Pierre de Siebenthal SUI as skipper has put together an all-Swiss Romand Team for the C-Class Catamaran Little Cup off Geneve to be held in September 2015 with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI and Bryan Mettraux SUI as crew, Jean-Claude Vuithier SUI as coach, Tristan Mathez-Loic SUI as technical support. The Team Norgador catamaran is at the boatyard for the moment for some tuning. The main sponsor for this ambitious project has not yet been found ! Any contacts are very much welcome. Pls find more details on the Norgador website and the Team Norgador facebook page !
Thursday, July 23, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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The Marseille coastal race of the 2015 TdF was sailed yesterday in good conditions, and 'Groupama' with Pierre Pennec FRA came strongly back regaining the overall lead 3 points ahead of 'CombiWest' with Frédéric Guilmin FRA. For once, collisions influenced the outcome of the 20-miles-race, as the video of a heavy crash documents.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015   
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The H-Boat Worlds continued yesterday on Lake Garda with two light-wind races.
Claus Hoj-Jensen DEN extended his lead on 23 points with the day ranks 2 and 6, and he will certainly not loose the title in the last races today. The same is probablly true for Dirk Stadler GER on rank 2 with a 17 points' advantage on Claus Hougard DEN, as the Dane has to protect his Bronze Medal against Michael Collberg SWE.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015   
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Three races were sailed yesterday at the Yngling Worlds in Norvay. Lucas Lier DEN has taken the lead and has already a 7 points' advance on Jamin Maarten NED.
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International – Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015   
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Yesterday, the last two races to complete the Qualification Series were sailed in a fresh breeze around 20 kn responsible for a number of position changes.
The new leader in the Lasers Standard is Tonci Stipanovic CRO, winner of both races in his group. Nicholas Heiner NED and Philipp Buhl GER are the first challengers. Chris Barnard USA is on rank 40. Tom Ramshaw CAN on position 52 just qualified for the Goldfleet.
A new name on top of the Radial women fleet as well, where Alicia Cebrian ESP replaced Sarah Gunni DEN, now together with Tuula Tenkanen FIN at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. The best of the day Gintare Scheidt LTU, day ranks 1 and 2, moved up on 4th overall. Haddon Hughes USA on 13th replaced Erika Reineke USA on 17th as best US woman. Claire Merry CAN remains on the 23rd position.
Only in the Radial men fleet, the top ranks remained unchanged. Marci Rudawski POL has now an 11 points' lead on Zan Luka Zelko SLO. Yasar Doga TUR follows on rank 3. Henry Marshall USA is 4th.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015   (Image © Alan Dop)
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The Qualification Series for the Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets ended yesterday with three races.
In the Boys fleet, the leading boats are still very close together after 6 races completed. Rory Harper GBR leads one point ahead of Thomas Westerhof NED, Thomas Rice USA and Wonn Kye Lee SIN follow another point back at equal points on the 3rd place.
Palma Cargo CRO, day ranks 1/1/3 is on the first position in the Girls fleet with a 5 points' lead on Julia Minana ESP. Karmen Perkovic CRO and Elyn Tan SIN lare on the ranks 3 and 4, but already with a deficit of 22 points. Bella Casaretto USA, age 12 only, is on the 12th place.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015   (Image © Jun Hirai)
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Light winds prevailed on day 2 of the 420 Worlds in Japan as well, and all three fleets have now completed two races overall. The first results of today are already available. The Girls sail for the first time in a fresher breeze aroung 15 kn, and two races have been completed so far.
Marta Garrido/Maria Jesus Davila ESP have taken the lead after 4 races, ahead of Mano Udagawa/Yuri Saito JPN and Sofia Giondi/Giulia Gatta ITA. Best of the 6 USA 420ers are Kathryn Hall/Emily Gonzales USA as 11th.
Racing in the Open fleet (Boys and mixed) today is already underway. Hiroaki Kato/Takuma Joshinaga JPN and Giovanni Pizzati/Anna Poli ITA won the races of their groups. The best of 7 US boats after 2 races are Will Logue/Bram Brackman USA on rank 14. Leaders in the U-17 rankings (33 teams) are Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA. Best of the 3 US boats are Anna-Luisa Brakman/Grace Austin USA on rank 13.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015   
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For the nearly 200 men and women competing in the Laser Full Rig and Laser Radial fleets, the first day of the US National and US Singlehanded Championship began with an onshore postponement to wait for the seabreeze to build, and ended with an abandonment due to storms in the area. Only one race was completed for the Full Rig fleet, with the top three positions taken by Clay Johnson (USA), Robert Davis (CAN), and Cooper Weitz (USA). See the complete results, more news on the US-Sailing event web site and on the event web site.
International – Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015   (Image © Thom Touw)
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Moderate winds around 10 kn prevailed again at the Laser Standard and Radial Europeans in Aarhus DEN yesterday.
Thanks to a race win, the past-World Champion Nicholas Heiner NED stayed on top of the Lasers Standard, but Tobias Schadewaldt GER is now only one point behind the Dutch. As best of the day with the ranks 1 and 2, Philipp Buhl GER is up on the 3rd place overall. Chris Barnard USA is on position 48.
No change in the rankings of the Radial women with Sarah Gunni DEN on top ahead of Alicia Cebrian ESP. New on 3rd is Svenja Weger GER, the best of the day. Erika Reinecke USA is 16th, Claire Merry CAN 23rd,
In the Radial men, Marcin Rudawski POL is heading for another title, as with the ranks 1 and 3, he was again the best of the day. New on the ranks 2 and 3 are Van de Loock BEL and Yasar Doga TUR. Henry Marshall USA is 4th.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015   (Image © Alan Dop)
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A fresh breeze exceeding 20 kn, 1,5 meter waves and above all a pouring rain heavily restraining the visibility prompted the Race Committee to cancel racing for the day after the first starting attempt. After the three races of day one, Jeronimo Martin ESP leads in the Boys and Julia Minana ESP is first in the Girls. The daily report and the video of the day.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015   
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The H-Boat World Championship 2015 on Lake Garda went underway yesterday in high summer weather, sun and temperatures of up to 34°C, and the 70 teams from 8 nations sailed the first three races in a perfect 18 kn Ora breeze, with the Scandinvian teams dominating. Claus Hoj-Jensen DEN and his team lead 2 points ahead of Michael Collberg SWE 2nd and Petro Palviranta FIN 3rd.
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International – Monday, July 20, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015   
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Yesterday, the Laser Standard and Radial European Championship was initiated in Aarhus in a moderate breeze with freshening-up rain gusts.
Joint leaders in the Laser Standard fleet, split in two groups, are Nicolas Heiner NED and Niels Broekhuizen NED. Also tied on rank 3 are Tonci Stipanovic CRO, Elliot Hansen GBR and Thorbjörn Schierup DEN. Chris Barnard USA is 35th.
Sara Gunni DEN won both races in the Olympic Lasers Radial women and leads in front of Alicia Cebrian ESP and Marthe Eide NOR. Erika Reineke USA is 16th, Claire Merry CAN 20th. On top of the Lasers Radial men is Marcin Rudawski POL with Zan-Lika Zelko SLO and Dominik Perkovic CRO as frist chasers. Henry Marshall USA is 6th.
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