North America

 
North America – Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016   
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A total of 97 Lasers Standard and Radial sailed the Masters Midwinters last weekend. 9 races have been completed, in the Standards, the Grand Masters (50+) dominated the series: Al Clark won with a comfortable margin of 17 points ahead of Peter Shope USA. Ernest Rodriguez on 3rd was best ranked Master. 59 Standards were on the starting line.
In the Radials, it was Apprentice Master Christine Neville USA on top of the 38 boat fleet. Paul Clifford USA and Laser legend Peter Seidenberg USA completed the podium. See the complete results and read the report.
North America – Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Tuesday, February 9, 2016   
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As every year, the Etchells sailed their Winter Series in several events in Florida. Over the last weekend, the Miami Championships took place with good, partly fresh, sailing conditions. Superior winners after 5 races were the former Olympic 470 Champion Steve Benjamin USA and his team 16 points ahead of Peter Duncan USA.
Here the ranking list with 54 teams from 4 nations.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016   
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The Starboat Masters' Championship was sailed over the past weekend on Biscayne Bay, and two races were completed on Saturday in a moderate breeze. On Sunday however, the wind was much to strong for some of the age 70+ helmsmen and racing was cancelled.
Arthur Anosov/David Ceasar USA were the overall winners. Paul Cayard USA with his sun Danny as crew finished 2nd, the best Europeans were Stefan and Philipp Lehnert GER on rank 11. The Bericht news with resultss.
North America – Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016   
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The Kite Boarding 'Lord of the Winds' competition in Baja California MEX ended on Sunday with the 'Big Air' discipline: the highest and most spectacular jumps get the highest ratings. Here the video of the final day. Winner in the men's category was Julien Kerneur FRA ahead of Jacob Olivier FRA, and in the women's Cynthia Brown USA.
All ranking lists and the event website.
North America – Monday, January 18, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016   
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Since Saturday, the Olympic Singlehanders Finn and Lasers have been sailing their tune-up regatta for the forthcoming Miami Worldcup event in the last January week on Biscayne Bay as well. Every class completed five races so far. Leaders in the small Finn fleet before the last races today are Martin Robitaille CAN and Tom Ramshaw CAN at equal points. Evi Van Acker BEL clearly leads in the Lasers Radial (35 participants) ahead of Christine Neville USA. In the Lasers Standard, Sam Vandormael BEL is the undisputed first ahead of Benjamin Vadnai HUN.
The results.
North America – Saturday, January 9, 2016
Saturday, January 9, 2016   
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Three races were held yesterday at the Star Midwinter Championship on Biscayne Bay in a 6-10 kn South-Southwest wind. John MacCausland/Dave Ceaser USA have the interim's lead one point ahead of Eric Doyle/Payson Infelise USA and Augie Diaz/Arni Baltins USA. The results and the Paul Cayard report.
North America – Friday, January 8, 2016
Friday, January 8, 2016   
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The Star Midwinter Championship on Bay Biscaine, third of the five Miami Star Winter events, was planned to begin yesterday. A race was started in a 4 kn breeze but abandoned when the wind dropped to under 1 kn. Three races are scheduled today with a forecast worse than today, as Paul Cayard USA reports.
North America – Saturday, January 2, 2016
Saturday, January 2, 2016   (Image © Christophe Launey)
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Both gender fleets have already finished a race at the ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds in Langkawi Malaysia at press deadline (6 hrs UTC) this morning UTC.
On top of the Laser Boys remains Alistair Young AUS. Nick Baird USA on 2nd reduced the backlog on 8 points. Pedro L. Fernandez PUR is 5th, Matti Muru CAN 25nd and Leopoldo Seifert MEX 55th.
Maria Erdi HUN is now 4 points ahead of the 2nd Magdalena Kwasna POL in the Laser Girls. Christina Sakellaris USA is 15th, Coralie Vittecoq CAN 19th and Paige Clarke ISV 41st.
All ranking list, the reports and the videos.
North America – Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Tuesday, December 29, 2015   (Image © DR)
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371 teams participate in the 2015 Orange Bowl Regatta, organised by the Coral Reef Yacht Club in Florida/USA from December 27 to 30 for Club 420s, Lasers Standard/Radial/4.7 and Optimists, the most important reunion of youth sailors in the USA.
After 5 to 7 races completed, the leaders in the different classes are: Optimists overall (225 boats) Bella Casaretto (Lauderdale) 1st, Justin Callahan (Lauderdale) 2nd, Samuel Bruce (Annapolis) 3rd. Laser Standard (28 boats) Marshall McCann (Texas Corinthians) 1st, Ford McCann (Texas Corinthian) 2nd, Richie Gordon (Cedar Point) 3rd. Laser Radial (94 boats) Leo Boucher (Severn) 1st, Chase Carraway (Lauderdale) 2nd, Gage Wilson and Anna Weis (Lauderdale) tied 3rd/4th, Alexis Megevand (SN Geneva SUI) 6th is the best non-US.Laser 4.7 (24 boats) Chloe Collentette (Restronguet) 1st, Nathan Asher (?) 2nd, Louisa Nordstrom (Sarasota) 3rd. Club 420 (81 boats) Garcia-Bringas/Farril (Mexico 1ST, Mintzias/Lounsbury (Coral Reef) 2nd, Shesopalov/Mack (Coral Reef) 3rd.
The results grid and the Coral Reef Club Website
North America – Thursday, October 22, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015   
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North America – Thursday, October 8, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015   
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Yesterday, the North American Championship of the two-person keelboat racer VX-One ended after eight races sailed off Gulfport USA, Gulf of Mexico. 28 teams from the USA and Switzerland participated, with Marcus nd Andrew Eagan USA as winners over 20 points ahead of Chris Alexander USA.
The results and the report (PDF).
North America – Thursday, September 17, 2015
Thursday, September 17, 2015   (Image © Christopher Rydblom)
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The third round of the Women's International Match Racing Series began yesterday on Lake Michigan USA, and half of the Round Robin has already been completed.
Renée Groenveldt NED leads with a 6-1 score ahead of Anna Östling SWE with 5-0 and the trio Anne-Claire Le Berre FRA, Stephanie Roble USA and Pauline Courtois FRA with 4-2.
The results and the news.
North America – Saturday, September 5, 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015   
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Two more races were sailed on the second day of the Star Northamericans in Seattle WA. George Szabo/Isao Toyama USA, leader after the first day, didn't show up on the second day. By posting a first and a fifth Carl and Jamie Buchan USA took over the lead closely followed by Brian Ledbetter/Joshua Revkin USA. Dalton Bergen/Ben Glass USA moved up to 3rd. See the complete results.
 
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