North America

 
North America – Saturday, July 25, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015   
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With an elapsed time of 10d 20h 1m 12s, Harry Zanville's Santa Cruz 37 'Celerity' was the first entry to cross the finish line at Diamond Head in the pre-dawn hours this morning in the 48th biennial LA-Honolulu Transpac. The Celerity team's claims to victory may be premature, however, as the next finisher expected at the finish line at Diamond Head tonight is Paul Stemler's J/44 Patriot, who for a few days earlier in the race had the Division 7 and overall lead before being passed by Celerity. Just hours away from the finish, the tracker calculation of time-on-time scoring has switched that overall corrected time lead back to them, so the winner of Division 7 is still uncertain. Read the full report. More infos on the event web site.
North America – Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015   
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For the nearly 200 men and women competing in the Laser Full Rig and Laser Radial fleets, the first day of the US National and US Singlehanded Championship began with an onshore postponement to wait for the seabreeze to build, and ended with an abandonment due to storms in the area. Only one race was completed for the Full Rig fleet, with the top three positions taken by Clay Johnson (USA), Robert Davis (CAN), and Cooper Weitz (USA). See the complete results, more news on the US-Sailing event web site and on the event web site.
North America – Thursday, July 16, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015   (Image © Sharon Green)
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The first wave of 22 entries in Divisions 7 and 8 have had a great 48 hour start to their race from LA to Honolulu in the 48th edition of the Transpac. The class leaders have traversed nearly 500 miles, almost one–fourth the distance to the finish in this 2225-mile biennial ocean racing classic, organized by the Transpacific YC - read the full report. Today the divisons 4 to 6 will start their race to Honolulu. Yesterday Renaud Laplanche FRA and Ryan Breymaier USA co-skippers of Maxi trimaran 'Lending Club 2' have made the decision to withdraw from the 2015 Transpac race and instead leave Long Beach today, July 15th, to attempt the outright Transpac record, currently held by Olivier de Kersauson onboard Geronimo - read the full report. More infos on the event web site.
North America – Sunday, July 12, 2015
Sunday, July 12, 2015   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
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Much wind and waves yesterday at the Optimist North American Championship and the last two qualification races were sailed. Two Final races are on the program today, last day of the event, with the best sailing in the same fleet, and nothing has been decided yet. Teddy Nicolosi ISV leads 3 points ahead of Yi Nian Koh SIN. Massimo Contessi ARG and Benjamin Fuenzalida CHI follow on 3rd at equal points. The twin sister Carmen and Emma Cowes USA, best US-Americans on positions 8 and 9, duel for the best girl's rank. The ranking list and the daily report.
North America – Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
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The Optimist North American Championship on Antigua began yesterday with three races sailed in a well-established 18 kn trade wind. A trio at equal points is on top of the overall ranking consisting of Yi Nian Koh SIN 1st, James Koh SIN 2nd and Benjamin Fuenzalida CHI 3rd. The best NorAms are Teddy Nicolosi ISV 4th, Carmen Cowlse USA 5th, Matías Mufarech CAN 26th and Alex Torres Rinaldelli MEX 31st.
The ranking list and the report.
North America – Monday, May 25, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015   
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The past two days a fleet of 16 Stars have been racing on Coronado Rhodes competing for the Rollins Bowl. Among the participants were the five Gold Star winners George Szabo, Eric Doyle, Mark Reynolds, Paul Cayard and Vince Brun crewing for Ben Mitchell. The winds on Saturday were perfect, 6-8 knots and "fairly” steady. Sunday was significantly lighter and more challenging.
George Szabo/Craig Moss won the regatta, Paul Cayard sailing with son Daniel finished 2nd, Jimmy Buckingham/Austin Sperry were 3rd.
The final results.
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.
 
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