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North America – Monday, November 25, 2013
Summery conditions and a good seabreaze made racing at the 470 Nationals in Florida again very attractive. The Championship was concluded with three more races yesterday, all won by the US 470 Olympians Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA, finishing clearly on top in the overall results ahead of Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA. Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser SUI, who did not sail the two races of the first day due to material problems, are on the 3rd place. The ranking list.
With three more races sailed on sunday the first weekend of the Star Miami Winter Series found an intense end. Jim Buckingham/Austin Sperry USA remained on top of the fleet while Philip Carlson/Frithjof Kleen USA/GER who won the final two races follow 4 points behind. Augie Diaz/Arnis Baltins USA completed the podium. See the full results.
North America – Sunday, November 24, 2013
The 470 US Nationals 2013 in Fort Lauderdale began last Friday and four races were sailed up to now. As expected, the teams engaged in the international Olympic classes circuit dominate the action. McNay/Biehl USA, ranks 1/1/2/1, lead ahead of Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha USA. To be considered are the Swiss Olympians Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser SUI, arriving on Saturday only, who started the Championship with the ranks 1 and 2, bringing them on the 6th place overall. The ranking list.
The first regatta of the 2013/14 Star Winter Series in Miami took off yesterday with two races. Jim Buckingham/Austin Sperry USA are leading after posting a 1st and 2nd, Philip Carlsen/ ? USA and Augie Diaz/Arnis Baltins USA follow at equal points behind. 14 teams from 4 nations are competing. See the complete results.
North America – Monday, November 11, 2013
Rob Doolittle of Mandeville, LA utilized consistent finishes to earn the 2013 VX One North American Championship. Hosted by Rush Creek Yacht Club in Rockwall, TX, the 21-boat fleet completed eight races from November 8-10. Racing The Spaniard with Bob Hodges, Doolittle posted scores of 4,4,3,3,(7),3,1,6 for 24 points. Kevin Northrop put together an impressive regatta for second place with 26 points. Erich Schloemer's Animal took the bronze position with 37 points. No racing took place on Sunday due to lack of breeze on Lake Ray Hubbard for this second North American Championship of the young VX One Class. Read the full report (PDF) and see the complete results.
The Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA)/LaserPerformance Men's and Women's Singlehanded National Championships, hosted by Brown University and Salve Regina University, wrapped yesterday in Newport, RI. The championships included the top 18 men and 18 women singlehanded sailors in the nation. The event was held out of Sail Newport and sailors competed on windward/leeward courses with four legs on Narragansett Bay. Both the men, who sailed new full rig Lasers provided by LaserPerformance and the women, who sailed new Laser Radials from LaserPerformance, completed 18 races in the event in challenging, but great conditions. Erika Reineke USA and Greg Martinez USA are the new champions. Read the full report and see the complete results.
Deneen Demourkas (USA) was left in shock when she received her ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year nomination from ISAF President Carlo Croce. Read the full report and watch the video interview.
North America – Sunday, November 10, 2013
Rob Doolittle continued posting steady scores to take his lead into the final day of the VX One North American Championship, hosted by Rush Creek Yacht Club in Rockwall, TX. In the 21-boat fleet, The Spaniard has notched all finishes in the top seven, and after dropping the seven, has netted just 24 points in the eight races thus far. Kevin Northrop has also tallied an impressive line and stands just two points back with 26 points. Erich Schloemer's Animal holds third place with 37 points. Read the full report (PDF) and see the complete results.
North America – Sunday, November 3, 2013
Racing was just not meant to be on the second day of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No. 1, hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club, supported by Melges USA. After many attempts to handle the ever shifting wind, the Race Committee sent the fleet back to shore shortly after three-thirty in the afternoon. Read the full report.
No racing yesterday at the North Americans due to lack of wind in Annapolis. The Championship will be determined today. After 5 races sailed James Rathbun CAN is leading the 27-boat fleet 10 pioints ahead of Cedric Lewis USA. See the complete results, more infos on the J/105-class website