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North America – Saturday, January 17, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015   (Image © Loris von Siebenthal)
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Today begin in Miami - also as a tune-up to the forthcoming ISAF Worldcup event- the 470 North-American Championship and the Olympic Skiffs 49er and 49er-FX Midwinters. With 36 teams from 10 nations, the 470 men fleet is quite representative. Favorites are - who else - Matthew Belcher/Malcom Page AUS. Also in the 470 women, the World's best are on the entry list with Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT, Camille Lecointre/Hélène Defrance FRA and Jo Aleh/Olivia Powrie NZL.
The top 49er teams have been very successful at the Moth World Championship in Australia during the past days, but with 31 teams from 17 nations, the 49er fleet is nevertheless quite representative.
All list of participants and the event website.
North America – Sunday, January 11, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015   
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Good Miami sailing conditions with a moderate breeze prevailed yesterday and another three races were completed, two of them won by Augie Diaz/Arnis Baltins USA lifting them on rank one of the interim's rankings before discard. Lars Grael/Samuel Goncalves BRA, best of the day with the ranks 1/2/2, are on second including a did-not-finish with a broken mast. Brian Cramer/Cam Lymburner CAN are now on 3rd.
The ranking list.
North America – Monday, January 5, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015   
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Two races were held yesterday on Biscayne Bay for the Star class. Classic conditions returned with 8-12 knot southeasterly and 80 temps. By posting a first and a second Paul Cayard/Magnus Liljedahl USA won the 5-races-series convincingly ahead of Luke Lawrence/Josh Revkin USA, Lars Grael/Samuel Goncalves BRA moved up to 3rd. See the report including the complete results.
North America – Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014   
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Perfect wind conditions on the third day of the Orange Bowl allowed to complete an intensive program.
The Optimists sailed 5 races and Aiden Lopes USA is the new leader ahead of Miles Wolff USA and Julia Werton SWE. Rebecca McElvain/Mercedes McPhee USA took the lead in the 420s followed by Martina Sly/Ciara Rodriguez USA. Ford McCann USA defended his first position in the Lasers Standard. Leader change in the Radials, where Henry Marshall USA is now on top wih three race wins yesterday. The best European is Alexandre Boite FRA on rank 6. Matthew Keller USA is new on top of the Lasers 4.7.
All results and the event facebook page.
North America – Monday, December 29, 2014
Monday, December 29, 2014   
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The well-established breeze allowed to complete the full program on the second race day of the Miami Orange Bowl Regatta.
The Lasers and 420s sailed 2 races, the Optimists even 5 heats. Stephen Momeier USA is the new the new leader in the Optimists, Christian Ebbin BER and Carolina Gaston USA follow on the ranks 2 and 3. On top of the large 91 boats' 420 fleet are Martina Sly/Ciara Rodriguez USA with two race wins. Ford McCann USA is on top of the Lasers Standard, Mikey Wollmann USA first in the Laser 4.7 and Scott Rasmussen USA leads in the Laser Radials. The Laser results and the event facebook page.
North America – Sunday, December 28, 2014
Sunday, December 28, 2014   
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Yesterday, the wind was very light on the first day of the Orange Bowl on Biscayne Bay, with 675 participants from 23 nations the most important youth regatta in the USA. Only the Green Group of the Optimists succeeded to complete a race, while all others remained without valid results.
Optimist sailors from the organising Coral Reef Yacht Club dominated the race with Tyler Morris USA as winner ahead of Fletcher Claasen USA and Alejandra Freyre USA.
The ranking list, and the event facebook page with all details on the event.
North America – Saturday, December 27, 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014   
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Today begins the Orange Bowl on Biscayne Bay, the best-attended youth regatta in the USA. Optmists, Lasers 4.7 and Radial as well as 420s are on the entry lists, 675 participants from 23 nations.
The wind forecast promises sun and a moderate seabreeze around 10 kn. The event website.
North America – Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014   (Image © Will Ricketson)
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US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released the selection procedures for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team (Sailing) in the 10 events selected for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. Athletes seeking to qualify for the U.S. Sailing Olympic Team will have the opportunity to do so based on their combined performance at two major international events per class. Read the interview with OSC chairman Ben Richardson and see the selection schedule.
North America – Monday, December 15, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014   
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The Commodores Cup in Miami - second Act of the Star Class Winter Series - was concluded yesterday with two races sailed in a light 4-7 kn breeze. Winning the first race of the day, Paul Cayard/Brian Terhaar USA took the interim's lead and controlled the direct opponents in race 2 allowing to celebrate a clear overall win. Larry Whipple/David Burrows USA and Peter Vesella/Guy Avellon USA completed the podium. 23 teams from 4 nations participated.
The report by Paul Cayard USA and the final rankings.
North America – Sunday, December 14, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014   
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The second Act of the Star Class Winter Series in Florida began yesterday with three races on Biscayne Bay in a moderate, but very shifty breeze. Larry Whipple/David Burrows USA and Paul Cayard/Brian Terhaar USA have taken the lead at equal points, followed by Augie Diaz/Arni Baltins USA 2 points behind on rank 3. 23 teams from nations participate. The only Europeans Lothar Geilen/Carlos Miquel GER are on rank 23.
The results.
North America – Monday, December 8, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014   (Image © Martinezstudios)
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Interested in Olympic and Youth classes sailing in Europe without North American participants ? Three events have come to an end over the past wwekend. Have a look at the European sailing-news English website.
North America – Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014   (Image © Marco Oquendo)
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Twenty-two teams from 6 nations competed in the Schoonmaker Cup, the first event of the five stage Star Winter Series in Miami, FL. Strong winds on day one led to several dismastings, abandoning further competition after two races with Jack Jennings/ Brian Sharp USA in the lead. Moderate winds and warm temperatures on day two allowed for three more races, where the consistency of Luke Lawrence/Josh Revkin USA earned them the victory. Brian Cramer/Matt Johnstone CAN and Arthur Anosov/David Caesar USA are completing the podium. See the complete results.
 
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