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North America

North America – Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014   (Image © Archiv)
While the top US Finn sailors are competing in Europe at the Worldcups of Palma and Hyères, the national Finn fleet sailed their Championship in Alabama. 8 races have been sailed, the title went to Gordon Lamphere USA who had some speed advantages on the windy final day compared to John Dane USA. 22 Finns were on the starting line. See the complete results.
North America – Monday, April 14, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014   (Image © Meredith Block)
Yesterday, the 276 teams sailing in 16 different classes concluded the 2014 Charleston Race Week in South Carolina. Due to lack of wind no races were sailed on sunday. Among the winners are Mike Ingham USA in the J/24, Joel Ronning USA in the J/70, Brucea Ayres USA in the Melges 24 and Jason Michas USA in the Melges 20. All ranking lists and the event-website.
North America – Sunday, April 13, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014   (Image © Meredith Block)
The favorable sailing conditions prevailed also yesterday, and all 16 classes could sail 3 to 4 races. The top positions in the large fleets did not change much. Joel Ronning USA (with Vasco Vascotto ITA) is still ahead in the J/70, Jason Michas USA leads in the Melges 20 while Bruce Ayres USA is first in the Melges 24. All ranking lists and the video of the day with a comment by Ed Baird USA, Alinghi helmsman AC victory 2007.
North America – Saturday, April 12, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014   
Good conditions prevailed yesterday, the first day of the Charleston Race Week. 276 teams split in 16 classes participate. The One-Design classes sailed 4 races each, except the J/70 who completed 3 heats with their large 81-boats' fleet. Joel Ronning USA (tactician Vasco Vascotto ITA) won all three races. Leader in the Melges 24 is Brucey Ayres USA. All ranking lists and the event-website.
North America – Friday, April 11, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014   (Image © Priscilla Parker)
A record number of 271 boats diveded in various classes - among them the J/70's and the Melges 20 as largest fleets - will be on the starting line of the 19th Charleston Race Week today. The weather forecast looks fine ! More infos on the event website.