North America

 
North America – Saturday, May 16, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015   (Image © Bob Greiser / LBYC / WMRT)
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Behind the rain front having passed California two days ago, the weather remained wet and calm yesterday and racing was suspended. The Race Committee decided to cancel the second Round Robin and conclude the qualifications with the remaining two Round Robin 1 flights today. The first six teams will qualify directly for the Quarter Finals, while the ranks 7 to 12 will duel in a Repechage for the remaining two slots in the Quarters.
Taylor Canfield ISV (8-2), as well as the tied Ian Williams GBR and Phil Robertson NZL (6-3 each) are thru. Five teams fight today for the remaining three direct tickets for the next round.
The daily report and an entertaining drone video.
North America – Friday, May 15, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015   (Image © Bob Grieser)
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Rain and a passing perturbation interfered with the Congressional Cup Round Robin planning, but before and after the rain showers, five flights could be completed.
Leader overall at the end of the second day is Taylor Canfield ISV with an 8-2 w/l score ahead of Phil Robertson NZL and Ian Williams GBR with 6-3. Five teams follow with 5 wins and have good chances to qualify for the Quarter Finals today, but two tough opponents just behind - Björn Hansen SWE and Keith Swinton AUS - are also closely fighting for the best eight.
The results, the official report and the video of the day.
Friday, May 15, 2015   
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The ranking list is now well structured after 17 races completed: Brad Gibson GBR clearly leads 13 pointa ahead of Peter Stollery GBR and another 23 points back Zvonko Jelacic CRO on rank 3. 76 participants racing.
The results, the videos and the daily report.
North America – Thursday, May 14, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015   
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The World Match Racing Tour 2015, aka Match Racing World Championship, was kicked-off yesterday with the traditional Congressional Cup, the highest-rated matchrace in the USA. Seven flights were sailed in a moderate breeze.
The favorites are already leading the competition. Taylor Canfield ISV is on top with a 6-1 score, followed by Ian Williams GBR and Reuben Corbett NZL with 5-2 each.
The results and the report of the day.
North America – Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015   
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Five races were completed at the radio-controlled One-metre-class World Championship, held for the first time in the USA. The duel of the two GBR yachts on top ended in favor of Brad Gibson GBR, who has now a 7 points' lead on the 2nd Peter Stollery GBR. Stilll on 3rd follows Zvonko Jelacic CRO.
The results and the event-website.
North America – Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   
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Yesterday began the 1-Meter-Class World Championship at Central Lake, Foster City, CA. 91 participants from 23 nations and 5 continents are competing in the Championship of the most-popular model sailboat class.
10 races have been sailed so far, and as in previous years, the British are leading the event. Peter Stollery GBR is first ahead of Brad Gibson GBR and Zvonko Jelacic CRO. No Swiss on the entry list.
The results, the daily report and the videos.
North America – Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015   
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The 2015 US Optimist Team Trials were held April 30-May 3, with 229 entrants
competing in 13 races hosted by Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami, FL. The event is
used as the US qualifier for prominent championships in 2015, with Luke Arnon, Emma Cowles, Thomas Hall, Zane Rogers, and Ripley Shelley earning bids for the 2015 Worlds. The top 10 sailors qualify for the North Americans, with other events
sailors will attend as a result of their rankings are IODA Asians, IODA Europeans,
British Nationals and Topsport Vlaaderan (Flanders). See the complete results.
North America – Monday, April 20, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015   (Image © Brian Cartin)
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Favorable conditions prevailed on the last day of the Charleston Race Week, the most important one-design regatta of the USA with over 2'500 sailors in 20 different classes.
In the Melges 20, sailing their 2015 Naionals, the winner was Jason Michas USA and his team ahead of Richard Davies USA and Tom Kassberg USA. In the largest fleet with 83 teams, the J/70s, Julian Fernandez MEX was the outstanding first ahead of Eivind Astrup NOR and Jud Smith USA.
All rankins lists and the event website.
North America – Sunday, April 19, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)
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The well-established seabreeze allowed to sail the full program in all 20 classes on the second day of the Charleston Race Week. In the J/70, the largest fleet of the event, Julian Fernandez MEX and his team booked another race win staying on top of the interim's rankings. Eidvind Astrup NOR remained 2nd, Jud Smith USA advanced on the 3rd place. Day 2 leader in the Melges 20 US Nationals is now Jason Michas USA in front of Cesar Gomes BRA and Richard Davies USA.
All other ranking lists, the videos and the event website.
North America – Saturday, April 18, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015   (Image © JOY)
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Over 2'500 sailors on 300 yachts in 14 classes started yesterday in a light breeze and rain to the first three races of the Charleston Race Week. The Melges 20 compete at the same time for their National Champion's title. Cesar Gomes BRA leads ahead of Bruce Colison USA and Jason Michas USA. In the largest fleet with 83 teams, the J/70s, Julian Fernandez MEX is on top ahead of Eivind Astrup NOR and Joel Ronning USA.
All ranking lists, the event website and the report of the Melges-20-Class.
North America – Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   
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The Race for Water Odyssey (R4WO) reached New York City on Thursday, concluding its Atlantic crossing in a journey that will take its six-man crew over 40,000 nautical miles as they attempt to draw up the first global assessment of plastic pollution in the oceans. The 'Race for Water' MOD70 trimaran with Steve Ravussin SUI as skipper has been underway for two months now on her journey around the globe. While being in New York, representatives of the R4WO foundation will participate in UN Sessions and Meetings to discuss the huge problem of plastic waste pollution. The UN Session can be followed live on the Internet at 19 hrs UTC.
The report and the video of the arrival in New York.
North America – Monday, April 13, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015   
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The 24-boat Etchells US National Championship sailed in San Diego came down to the final race between two world champions to decide the winner, with Marvin Beckmann USA taking the title by winning the race to edge Bill Hardesty USA by three points. Argyle Campbell USA finished third. 8 races have been sailed in moderate San Diego conditions. See the complete results and read the full report.
North America – Saturday, April 11, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015   
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Twenty-four Etchells took on San Diego's infamous Coronado Roads for the opening day of the Etchells National Championship yesterday. San Diego provided competitors with its quintessential racing conditions of sunny skies and light to moderate breezes. The Race Committee succeeded in completing three races on the first day. Only one point separates the top four scoreboard leaders. Marvin Beckmann and Phil Lotz are tied at 11 points, with Beckman's bullet finish in Race 3 pushing him to the top. Just one point below are skippers Bill Hardesty (defending Etchells Class World Champion) and Shannon Bush, who both have first place finishes. Read the full report and see the complete results.
 
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