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International Sailing – Saturday, August 23, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014   (Image © Christophe Favreau)
The 5o5 World Championship 2014 ended yesterday in Kiel with a last race, sailed in a 20 kn breeze and won by Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA after a tight duel with Peter Nicholas/Luke Payne AUS. With this victory, the USA team defended the first place and earned the 5o5 World Champion's title in front of the Australian advancing on rank 2. Wolfgang Hunger/Julien Kleiner GER finished 3rd yesterday and take the Bronze medal.
The report and the final rankings.
Saturday, August 23, 2014   
The moderate conditions stayed on at the Laser U21 Worlds in Douarnenez FRA and the situation for the men's title remains open before the last two races today, while the women's title has already been decided.
Hermann Tomasgaard NOR and Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR lead in the Lasers Standard at equal points. Stefano Peschiera PER, 8 points behind, as well as Michele Benamati ITA, are also fighting for a medal. Joel Rodriguez ESP on the 5th place leads in the U19-classification.
The new Laser-Radial-U21-World Champion before the last two races already is Agata Barwinska POL. Her advance on Daphne Van der Vaart NED is 29 points. New on rank 3 is Martha Faraguna ITA. Marina Reino ESP on rank 5 leads in the U-19 classification ahead of Marie Barrué FRA on rank 10 as second-U19.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Saturday, August 23, 2014   
The wind was very light yesterday at Halifax CAN and only the Skud-18 finished one race. Winning this heat, Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch AUS climbed on top of the overall rankings one point ahead of Alexandra Rickham/Niki Birrell GBR. With a small 2 points' deficite on the leaders, Marco Gualandris/Marta Zanetti ITA are still in the race for the title. 8 points is the advance of Heiko Kröger GER on Damien Séguin FRA in the 2.4m. In the Sonars, Tingley/Lutes/Campbell CAN are 4 points in front of Jourdren/Vimont-Vicary/Flageul FRA.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Saturday, August 23, 2014   (Image © ISAF)
No breeze on Lake Jinniu near Nanjing yesterday and the the Medals at the Youth Sailing Olympics have to be decided in the last race of today, provided their will be enough wind. If not, there is still a spare day on Sunday.
After seven races sailed, Bernie Chin SIN leads in the Byte Boys 4 points ahead of Pedro-Luis Macondes BRA and another 3 points on Rodolfo Pires POR on rank 3. Also 4 points is the lead of Odile Van Aanholt NED in the Byte Girls, where only Samantha Jing Yi SIN still has a chance to replace her on top. Carolina Albano ITA is already 23 points back.
In the Techno Boys windsurfers, Maxim Tokarev RUS has only one point on Francisco Saubiodet ARG, but also Lars Van Someren NED on 3rd with a 3 points' backlog is still in the race for Gold. Leader in the Techno Girls windsurfers is Linli Wu CHN ahead of Mariam Sekhposyan RUS and Lucie Pianazza FRA folgen at equal points on rank 2.
All results and the report of the day.
Saturday, August 23, 2014   (Image © DR)
A passing rain front delayed racing on the first Final Series' day of the Optimist Team R, and only late in the afternoon, the competition continued with some light wind races. The Turkish team was again outstanding winning all three heats, as did the Spanish team moving up on rank 2 overall.
The Gold-Group (League C) results and the daily report with all other results.
Saturday, August 23, 2014   (Image © Lloyd Images)
Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series began yesterday in Cardiff GBR with nine 10-minutes' short races. 'JP Morgan - BAR' with Ben Ainslie GBR is the first leader 8 points ahead of the 'SAP Sailing Team' with Jes Gram Hansen DEN. Third is 'Alinghi' with Morgan Larson USA closely followed by 'The Wave - Muscat' with Leigh McMillan GBR, duelling for the overall Tour lead. The Swiss 'RealTeam' with Jerôme Clerc SUI follows on rank 5. The report and the ranking list.
Saturday, August 23, 2014   (Image © H.J. Weimer)
Again a splendig Maloja wind day yesterday and the Swiss Optimist Championship continued with 4 races. Winning three heats in his group, Rok Verderber SLO took the overall lead 10 points ahead of Roko Mohr GER and Valentin Müller GER at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. The best Swiss Nicolas Rolaz SUI descended on rank 7, followed by the best girl Gaia Bergonzini ITA.
The ranking list and the short report.
Saturday, August 23, 2014   (Image © DR / EUROSAF)
The wind was for the first time somewhat lighter - around 10 kn - at the EUROSAF Youth Sailing Championships in Poland. Leaders before the last races today are Daniel Blight/Rowan Edwards GBR in the 29ers, Laura Izzo/Maria Ianzillo ITA and Ewa Romaniuk/Katarzyna Goralska POL at equal points in the 420 girls as well as Matteo Pinchrle/Ludovico Basharzad ITA and James Clemetson/Daniel Whiteley GBR tied with 28 points each in the 420 Boys, just one point ahead of Mattia Panigoni/Riccardo Mirra ITA. Hannah Andersohn GER leads in the Radial Girls and Sebastian Kalafarski POL is the best Radial Boy. Emma Wilson GBR an Radoslav Furmanski POL are on top in the windsurfsr.
All ranking lists and tne report of the day.
Saturday, August 23, 2014   
No news this morning from Lake Uri, where the Tempests and Fireballs sail their Swiss Championships. Leaders after the first day with three races are Cornelia and Ruedi Christen TYC in the Tempests, and Regula Baumgartner/ ? CVE in the Fireballs.
The results and the event website.
Saturday, August 23, 2014   (Image © JOY)
Shifty light winds made sailing challenging at the Melges 20 US Nationals in Newport RI. Three races were sailed and finishing three times on rank 2, Cesar Gomes BRA and his team have taken the lead ahead of Drew Wierda USA.
The ranking list and the report of the day.
International Sailing – Friday, August 22, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014   (Image © Christophe Favreau)
Moderate conditions prevailed yesterday with a 10-15 kn breeze, enhanced with rainy squalls. Two more races were sailed at the 5o5 Worlds, making the situation before the last race today very exciting, as the gaps between the boats have been reduced.
Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA lead 2 points ahead of Andy Smith/Tim Needham GBR and 5 points on Peter Nicholas/Luke Payne AUS, the winners of yesterday's first race. Still chances for a medal have Hunger/Kleiner GER, Pinnell/Shelton GBR and Böhm/Roos GER on the ranks 4 to 6.
The ranking list and the event website with the video of the day.
Friday, August 22, 2014   (Image © DR)
Moderate 10 kn conditions prevailed also yesterday off Douarnenez at the French Atlantic Coast, and both classes sailed the planned two races each.
Agata Barwinska POL keeps the first place in the Lasers Radial extending her lead on Daphne Van der Vaart NED to 18 points. Martina Reina ESP was the best of the day and regained the 3rd place overall. She is also on top of the U19 Girls.
No changes on the podium in the Lasers Standard: Hermann Tomasgaard NOR leads with just one point ahead of Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR. Stefano Peschiera PER remains on the 3rd position. Joel Rodriguez ESP follows as best U19 sailor on rank 4 overall.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Friday, August 22, 2014   (Image © ISAF)
After three days with light to very light winds, Lake Jinniu was plagued with little to no wind yesterday at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with no racing possible. After 6 races completed so far, Linli Wu CHN is first in the Techno female windsurfers, Maxime Tokarev RUS in the Techno male windsurfer, Odile Van Aanholt NED in the female Bytes and Bernie Chin SIN in the male Bytes. Racing continues today Friday and concludes Saturday. All ranking lists and the report of the day.
Friday, August 22, 2014   (Image © Onur Cam)
The Qualification Series at the Kiteboarding Course Race Worlds in Southern Turkey mostly sailed in light winds was concluded yesterday. The leaders so far, Florian Gruber GER and Ricardo Lecchese ITA, terminated the heats partly with mid-fleet ranks, leaving rank 1 to Oliver Bridge GBR 5 points ahead of Maxime Nocher FRA. No change in the women's fleet, where Steph Bridge GBR leads ahead of Erika Heineken USA. See the video summery covering the first three days of the event. The event website.
Friday, August 22, 2014   (Image © Tim Wilkes)
Late and very light was the seabreeze yesterday allowing each class to complete only one race.
Heiko Kröger GER jumped on rank 1 in the 2.4m yesterday with a 3rd place and the discarded result. Damien Séguin FRA and Megan Pascoe GBR discarded their premature starts from day one as well and moved up on the positions 2 and 3 overall. Leader change in the Skud-18 too with Alexandra Rickham/Niki Birrell GBR taking the first place with a race win. Marco Gualandris/Marta Zanetti ITA follow 2 points behind. Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch AUS stay on rank 3. Paul Tingley CAN and his team defended their first place in the Sonars. Bruno Jourdren FRA advanced on the 2nd place thanks to the discarded result. John Robertson GBR is now 3rd.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Friday, August 22, 2014   
The EUROSAF European Youth Sailing Championship continued yesterday in windy 16 to 22 kn conditions. Here all ranking lists and the report of the day.
Friday, August 22, 2014   
On the backside of the rain front passing the Lake Garda region, the weather normalized yesterday and there was enough wind on Lake Ledro to conclude the Qualification races.
Turkey leads with a 13-2 w/l score ahead of Poland (11-4) and Spanien (10-5). The best eight teams start to the Final series today. The remaining 8 national teams race for the ranks 9 to 16.
The results and the report.
Friday, August 22, 2014   (Image © H.Weimer)
Surprisingly favorable Maloja wind conditions prevailed yesterday on Lake Silvaplana at ths Swiss Optimist Championship. Split in three groups, the 199 participants sailed 3 races. Nicoals Rolaz SUI/CNM succeeded to control the strong international competitors leading with a 3-points advance on Roko Mohr GER, at the same time best of the B-category (U11). Gaia Bergonzini ITA on position 3 is the best girl. Also among the top-10 are Morgan Lauber SUI/CNM and Joshua Richner SUI/SCM on the ranks 9 and 10.
The ranking list and the short report.
International Sailing – Thursday, August 21, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014   (Image © Christophe Favreau)
Sailable 15-20 kn was the breeze on the Kiel Bay, but some rainy squalls above 25 kn brought again many of the 170 teams in difficulties. Finishing 6th and 1st, Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA are the new leaders ahead of Andy Smith/Tim Needham GBR. Stefan Böhm/Gerald Roos GER follow on rank 3. Best of the day (ranks 3/3) were the defending champions Hunger/Kleiner GER, advancing on rank 4 overall. Ueli Marti/Res Schürch SUI, the best Swiss, follow on rank 29 just in front of Cedric Bart/René Betschen SUI.
The ranking list, the report of the day and the video of the day. Today's races can again be followed live on the Internet.
Thursday, August 21, 2014   (Image © DR)
After some waiting, the breeze filled in and each fleet sailed two races in an 8 kn wind during the afternoon. Yesterday's results allowed to discard the worst race and some modifications in the rankings occurred.
Hermann Tomasgaard NOR - best of the day with the ranks 1 and 2 in his group - took the lead in the Lasers Standard ahead of Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR at equal points. Stefano Peschiera PER remains on 3rd. Joel Rodriguez ESP, best U19 helmsman, follows on the 5th place.
Agata Barwinska POL, ranks 1 and 3, was the best yesterday too in the Lasers Radial and extended her lead on Daphne Van der Vaart NED to 12 points. Ecem Güsel TUR new on 3rd is already 30 points back. Martina Reino ESP, best U19 helmswoman is on the 4th place.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Thursday, August 21, 2014   (Image © Onur Cam)
The Kiteboarding Course Race Worlds continued yesterday with 4 races sailed in a somewhat lighter breeze as on day one. The Bridge-Family ruled the show with Steph Bridge GBR keeping her first place in the women's ahead in the of the defending champion Erika Heineken USA by a small margin, and her son Olver Bridge GBR, age 17, taking the lead in front of defending champion Florian Gruber GER at equal points. Ricardo Leccchese ITA remained on rank 3.
All ranking lists and the daily report.
Thursday, August 21, 2014   (Image © Tim Wilkes)
The Paralympic World Championship continued yesterday with two races for all three classes. Much applauded by the local public, Paul Tingley CAN, Scott Lutes CAN and Logan Campbell CAN moved on top of the Sonars ahead of John Robertson GBR and Colin Harrison AUS with their teams. Marco Gualandris/Marta Zanetti ITA are now alone on the first place of the Skud 18, but Alexandra Rickham/Niki Birrell GBR and Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch AUS are only one point behind. Helena Lucas GBR moved on top of the 2.4m yachts, in front of Kevin Cantin FRA and Brett Willcock NZL. Heiko Kröger GER dropped on rank 10 after a premature start, but - winning race 2 of the day - he will be back in the race for the title as soon as the worst result will be discarded.
All ranking lists and the videos.
Thursday, August 21, 2014   (Image © ISAF)
On the 'windiest' day so far, roughly 8 kn, all fleets sailed three races on Lake Jinniu near Nanjing CHN. Considering the discard result, some changes happened in the overall rankings.
Bernie Chin SIN replaced Pedro-Luis Marcondes BRA on top of the Byte Boys. Rodolfo Pires POR follows on rank 3.
Odile Van Aanholt NED defended her first place in the Byte Girls, but Samantha YingJi SIN reduced her backlog. New on rank 3 follows Carolina Albano ITA.
The new leader in the Techno Boys' windsurfers is Maxim Tokarev RUS, just one point ahead of Francisco Saubidet ARG. Lars van Someren NED remains 3rd.
Linli Wu CHN took the lead in the Techno Girls' windsurfers much applauded by the - as on the previous days - many spectators. Mariam Sekhposyan RUS and Lucie Pianizza FRA are at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists and the report of the day.
According to the program, today should be the lay day, but considering the postponements on the previous days, racing goes on .. again in very light winds as predicted. The news.
Thursday, August 21, 2014   (Image © DR)
The Optimist Swiss Championship 2014 will start racing today, provided the wind conditions are satisfactory inspite of the bad weather killing the thermal breeze. Among the 205 participants from 14 nations are sailors from the Bermudas and India. The event website.
Thursday, August 21, 2014   
The Optimist Team Racing European Championship 2014 began yesterday on Lake Ledre above Lake Garda after some waiting. 8 flights (4 races by team) were sailed by the 16 national representatives split in two groups. Leading after day one with a 4-0 w/l score are France and Turkey. Poland and the defending champion Spain follow with a 3-1 w/l score.
The results and the report.
Thursday, August 21, 2014   (Image © Marek Wilku Wilczeck)
And another Youth Championship ......... Initiated by EUROSAF, the European Continental Federation, the inaugural European Youth Sailing Championship began yesterday in Poland with excellent sailing conditions, i.e. sun and a 14 kn breeze. All classes sailed two races.
Leaders in the 420 Girls are Laura Izzo Maria/Giovanna Lanzillo ITA, followed by Leonie Eichhorst/Tatjana Hoesch GER. Italian is the first place in the 420 Boys as well with Matteo Pincherle/Ludovico Basharzad ITA.
First in the Lasers Radial are Sebastian Kalafarski POL with the Boys and Hannah Andersohn GER with the Girls.
Emma Wilson GBR and Radoslav Furmanski POL are on top of the RS:X windsurfers, in the 29er, Daniel Blight/Rowan Edwards GBR are first.
With 10-15 starter by class, the fleets are disappointingly small. Isn't the number of Championships an overkill ! All ranking lists and the daily report.
International Sailing – Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014   
The Laser U21 Worlds continued with two races yesterday, sailed in a fresher breeze around 15 kn. Lighter participants, such as Joel Rodriguez ESP, winner of several Laser Radial Youth titles during this season already, had difficulties to keep the pace of the best in these conditions.
In the Lasers Standard, Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR extended his lead on 14 points. Hermann Tomasgaard NOR is new on rank 2, Stefano Peschiera PER on rank 3. Maxim Nikolaev RUS on the 4th place is the best, Joel Rodriguez ESP on position 9 the second-best U19 helmsman.
Agata Barwinska POL consolidated her lead in the Lasers Radial with another race win. Daphne van der Vaart NED is now already 12 points back. New on rank 3 follows Lena Haverland GER. Martina Reina ESP on the 9th place leads in the U19 rankings. Marie Barrué FRA advanced on rank 12 and is 2nd among the U19 participants.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with photos.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014   (Image © Onur)
The Kiteboarding Course Race World Championship began yesterday in Turkey with three races.
Leaders in the men's are the defending champion Florian Gruber GER and Riccardo Lecchese ITA, both winning all three heats of their groups, ahead of Oliver Bridge GBR. Steph Bridge GBR (the mother of Oliver) leads in the women's ahead of Elena Kalinina RUS and Erika Heineken USA.
All ranking lists and the report.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014   (Image © Christophe Favreau)
Lay day in Kiel yesterday, and this with heats on only one of three race days. The 170 teams sail in one fleet, and Qualification Series are therefore not required. Leaders after 2 races are Bogacki/Dehne GER ahead of Smith/Needham GBR and Holt/Woelfel USA.
The ranking list. As from today, less wind has been announced, and the competitors look forward to sailing many more races until Friday. The event website and the event facebook page.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014   
Light and fickle was the wind on the second day of the Youth Sailing Olympics in China, and only the Byte CIIs could sail two races by gender. The Techno windsurfers waited in vain for enough wind.
New leader in the Byte Girls is Odile Van Aanholt NED, already Byte World Champion this year, and also one of the top Laser Radial Olympic campaigners. Celeste Lugtmeijer DOM on rank 2 is already 15 points behind. Samantha Jing-Yi SIN is 3rd.
Pedro-Luiz Marcondes BRA stays on top of the Byte Boys, but in the first race today, he flopped and his advantage on the 2nd-ranked Rodolfo Pires POR has melted on 9 points. Apiwat Sringam THA is new on rank 3.
The report of the day and all ranking lists.
Today's races are already underway, and with up to 8 kn, the freshest breeze so far filled in. The Byte-Boys have finished their first race. The report.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The sail maker Europ'Sails, founded 23 years ago, is the industry leader in Switzerland as far as the number of sails sold is concerned. 600 to 700 units per year are produced with 30 to 40% to be exported.
A Newsletter will in the future inform on the latest offers, novelties and regatta successes. In addition to up-to-date news from the world of sailing, this Newsletter will also present Europ'Sun, a subsidiary of Europ'Sails, active in the outdoor market segment. The Newsletter.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014   (Image © Tim Wilkes)
The IFDS World Championship 2014 began yesterday with 2 races for each of the three Paralympic classes. Heiko Kröger GER is on top of the 2.4m with the day ranks 1 and 3, two points ahead of Kevin Cantin FRA. Helena Lucas GBR is 3rd. Shared leaders in the Skud-18 are Marco Gualandris/Marta Zanetti ITA and Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch AUS at equal points. John Robertson AUS and his team won both heats of the Sonars, setting quite a distance to the 2nd-ranked Paul Tingley CAN.
All ranking lists, the report and video of the day, taken from a drone (a 'drownie').
Wednesday, August 20, 2014   
The Optimist Swiss Championship 2014 begins today on Lake Silvaplana SUI, venue of the 1974 and 2005 Optimist World Championships. 200 kids from 14 nations participate ! Unfortunately, the Engadine valley in the Southern part of Switzerland suffers from the desastrous summer weather this year. As during the Windsurfing event last week, passing frontal systems might kill the traditional Maloja thermal breeze, according to the wind forecast. The preview.
International Sailing – Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014   
Diversion over the final day of the 420 & 470 Youth European Championship 2014 with thundery weather alternating with lulls, but also with gusts above 25 kn. The 470 sailed the Medal Races in the Girls' and Boys' fleet, while the 420s completed another two fleet races.
After the first 420 race of the day, everything looked fine for Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI extending their lead on 7 points. But in the final race, the balance tilted in favor of Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA winning the heat, while the Swiss had to content themselves with position 14. André Demange/maxime Roux FRA won the duel with Ewa Romaniuk/Katarzyna Goralska POL for the Bronze Medal, but the Polnish girls on rank 4 finished as best girls team.
Jordi Xammar/Jose Hesp ESP had their Champion's title already before the Medal Race. Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER defended the Silver Medal with a 3rd race rank. The Bronze position changed in favor of David + Alex Charles ESP, overtaking the tied Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA with a 2nd place in the Medal Race.
Winning the Medal Race as well, Anna Kyselova/Anastasiya Krasko UKR demonstrated once more their superiority in the 470 Girls' fleet, and clearly defended their 2013 Champion's title. Noya Bar-am/Rimon Shoshan ISR advanced on the Silver Medal rank, ahead of Frederike Loewe/Anna Markfort GER with Bronze.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014   
Moderate winds around 10 kn prevailed yesterday for the first races at the U21 World Championship of the Olympic Laser classes.
The rankings after two heats in the (men) Lasers Standard, the 100 participants' fleet split in two groups, show Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR, day ranks 1 and 2, clearly on top ahead of Joel Rodriguez ESP. Henrik Begby NOR, Stefano Peschiera PER and Michele Benamati ITA follow just behind at equal points.
Agata Barwinska POL is on top after two races, finishing twice as 2nd yesterday in the (women) Lasers Radial. Judith Engberts NED follows 6 points behind. Daphne Van der Vaart NED is 3rd, Lena Haverland GER 4th. The favorite Marie Barrué FRA is down in the ranks after a premature start.
All other details on the event facebook page. The ranking lists are on the event website.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014   (Image © Christophe Favreau)
The breeze over the Bay of Kiel exceeding 30 kn and over 40 kn in the gusts on the race course was again much to strong to start a race. The 5o5 Championship Rules request sailing in a full fleet - 170 boats on the starting line this time - with a rabbit start. This format needs additional space, that made it impossible to moor a race course in a less windy zone close to the harbour. Today is lay day, and the crucial races will take place from Wednesday till Friday. The wind is supposed to calm down by then. The event website.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014   (Image © Tim Wilkes)
Today begins the World Championship of the three Paralympic Classes 2.4m, Skud-18 and Sonar in Halifax CAN.
The largest fleet are the one-person-keelboats - the 2.4m - with 48 participants from 29 nations. The English women Megan Pascoe GBR and Helena Lucas GBR, dominators of this season, encounter the Paralympic Champion Damien Séguin FRA, and also Germany's Heiko Kröger GER is one of the favorites. In the two-person-keelboat - the Skud-18 - 26 teams from 10 nations are present. The undisputed favorites are Alexandra Rickham/Niki Birrell GBR. 18 teams from 14 nations participate on three-person-keelboats - the Sonars. Bruno Jourdren FRA, John Robertson GBR or Aleksander Wang-Hansen NOR are the most cited contenders for a Medal.
The entry list, the event website and the event facebook page with the report on the opening ceremony.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014   (Image © Tim Wilkes)
Today begins the World Championship of the three Paralympic Classes 2.4m, Skud-18 and Sonar in Halifax CAN without Swiss participation.
The largest fleet are the one-person-keelboats - the 2.4m - with 48 participants from 29 nations. The English women Megan Pascoe GBR and Helena Lucas GBR, dominators of this season, encounter the Paralympic Champion Damien Séguin FRA, and also Germany's Heiko Kröger GER is one of the favorites. In the two-person-keelboat - the Skud-18 - 26 teams from 10 nations are present. The undisputed favorites are Alexandra Rickham/Niki Birrell GBR. 18 teams from 14 nations participate on three-person-keelboats - the Sonars. Bruno Jourdren FRA, John Robertson GBR or Aleksander Wang-Hansen NOR are the most cited contenders for Medal.
The entry list, the event website and the event facebook page with the report on the opening ceremony.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014   
The final day of the 2014 Engadine Wind week offered finally a well-established Maloja thermal breeze around 20 kn, just enough to sail two races of the Formula and RS:X Swiss Championship. Winner in the Slalom competition was Gunnar Asmussen GER ahead of Patrik Diethelm SUI and Vincent Langer GER. Franziska Stauffacher SUI just defended her previous year's title, with the youth surfer Noémie Perregaux SUI at equal points. Heidi Ulrich SUI won Bronze, and Elia Colombo SUI the Youth rankings.
The report.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014   
Youth Olympic Sailing began yesterday on Lak Jinniu near Nanjing stadium-like in front of a grand-stand with 2'000 paying spectactors. A light 5-6 kn breeze prevailed, and the Byte CII sailed two, the Techno-windsurfers three races per fleet.
The South-Americans dominated the races in the Byte-Boys fleet with Pedro-Luiz Marcondes BRA leading 2 points ahead of Angello Giuria PER. Justin Wittecoq CAN follows as 3rd. In the Byte-Girls, Alexandra Dahlberg FIN won both heats, while Samantha Jing-Yi SIN and Odile Van Aanholt NED follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
Lucie Panizza FRA is frst in the Techno Girl Windsurfers followed by Linli Wu CHN and Mariam Sekhposyan RUS at equal points. On top of the Techno Boy Windsurfers is Francisco Saubidet ARG in front of Kensel Ikeda JPN and Lars Van Someren NED. Tom Monnet FRA follows as 4th.
The report of the day with all ranking lists.
Light winds have been forecast for today as well. At press time (6 a.m. UTC), the first races are already underway in China. The preview.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014   (Image © Nico Martinez)
The breeze on the last day of the RC44 World Championship at Marstrand SWE was almost 30 kn, ... too much for the owner-driven high-performance RC44. World Champion is therefore 'Bronenosec' of VladimirLiubomirov RUS with Michele Ivaldi ITA as tactician. Silver went to 'Charisma' from Monaco with Nico Poons NED and Tom Slingsby AUS calling tactics. Third is 'Team Aqua' of Chris Bake GBR with Cameron Appleton NZL as tactician.
The final rankings and the report.
International Sailing – Monday, August 18, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014   
Since yesterday, the 470 Youth European Champions in both genders are known, as the leading men and women teams clearly confirmed their superiortity in the races sailed in moderate 15 kn conditions, and cannot been overtaken in today's Medal Races.
Jordi Xammar/Jose Herp ESP earned another international title ahead of the first persuers Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER 28 points behind. The Germans have a 12 points' lead on the 3rd-ranked Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA, and will most probably be able to defend the Silver medal. Charles/Charles ESP on rank 4 and Waak/Hummel GER on 5 have still chances to reach Bronze.
21 points is the advance of Anna Kyselova/Anastasiya Krasko UKR in the 470 women, just enough to catch the European title definitively. The race for Silver and Bronze remains tight. Frederike Loewe/Anna Markfort GER and Noya Bar-Am/Rimon Shoshan ISR are separated by 3 points only. With a 7 points' deficit, Jess Lavery/Megan Brickwood GBR on rank 4 are ready to profit from the duel of the 2nd- and 3rd ranked.
No Medal Race but two more races will take place today in the 420s. Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI took the lead yesterday and will have to defend this position today against Hippolyte Macetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA only one point behind. Max Clapp/Joseph Burns GBR and the tied Ewa Romaniuk/Katarzyna Goralska POL are already 31 points behind and will duel for Bronze.
All ranking lists and the report.
Monday, August 18, 2014   (Image © Christophe Favreau)
Already the opening regattas on Saturday with a breeze of up to 30 kn were scary for most of the 5o5 fleet, and the wind even increased yesterday on the Kiel Bay so that racing was cancelled for the day. Leaders after two races are Bogacki/Dehme GER ahead of Smith/Needham GBR and Holt/Woelfel USA.
The ranking list and the video of day 1.
Monday, August 18, 2014   
The Laser U21 World Championship began yesterday with the Practice Race on the Bay of Douarnenez in Southern Britanny.
106 Lasers Standard from 32 nations and 58 Lasers Radial from 22 nations participate.
The event facebook page.
Monday, August 18, 2014   
The 2014 edition of the traditional Engadine Surf Marathon was dominated by the Foiler-Kites starting for the first time. Benni Bölli GER won ahead of Simone Vanucci ITA. The first windsurfer Gonzalo Costa ARG followed on rank 3. Here the winners of the various categories: Gonzalo Costa ARG windsurfers, Franziska Stauffacher SUI windsurfers women, Elia Colombo SUI windsurfers youth, Benni Bölli GER foiler-kiteboards and David Hollenweg SUI winning the Foiler Moth duel with Philipp Käsermann SUI.
All ranking lists and the report.
Monday, August 18, 2014   
The second edition of the Youth Olympic Games begins today in China, and as four years ago, sailing is represented with separate Boys' and Girls' dinghy and windsurf events, sailed on Byte CII boats and Techno 293 sailboards. 63 nations are present. The entry list.
This morning, the first races are already underway on Lake Jinniu near Nanking with a light wind prevailing. Three heats by fleet are on the program. The report and the event website with the 28 Olympic sports.
International Sailing – Sunday, August 17, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014   
The two 470 fleets sailed three races each in a freshening wind, the 420 Gold and Silver fleets completed two heats.
A massive 50° wind shift overthrew the sequence of the boats completely on the second upwind of the first 420 race. The leading Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA were down on position 37, but with a 2nd place in the second race, they consolidated their first place overall again. The up to 20 kn breeze was also favored by Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI, moving up on rank 2 overall with a race win, after a 57th rank in the messy first race. Max Clapp/Joseph Burns GBR follow on 3rd one point behind the Swiss. Ewa Romaniuk/Katarzyna Goralska POL, the best Girls' team, are now 4th.
No change in the 470 men as - despite of their worst race rank so far (10th) - Jordi Xammar/Jose Herp ESP increased their advance on 11 points. Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER remain 2nd, Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA just defended their 3rd position.
Cleary reaching for the title are Anna Kyselova/Anastasiya Krasko UKR in the 470 women, winning two of the three races yesterday, extending the lead on 18 points. New on rank 2 are now Frederike Loewe/Anna Markfort GER. Noya Bar-am/Rimon Shoshan ISR follow on rank 3 at equal points.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the videos.
Sunday, August 17, 2014   
The two 470 fleets sailed three races each in a freshening wind, the 420s completed two heats in the Gold and Silver fleets.
A massive 50° wind shift overthrew the sequence of the boats completely on the second upwind of the first race. The leading Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA were down on position 37, but with a 2nd place in the second race, they consolidated their first place overall again. The up to 20 kn breeze was also favored by Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI, moving up on rank 2 overall with a race win, after a 57th rank in the messy first race. Max Clapp/Joseph Burns GBR follow on 3rd one point behind the Swiss. Ewa Romaniuk/Katarzyna Goralska POL, the best Girls' team, are now 4th. Lea Rüegg/Diana Otth SUI progressed on rank 44 with a 16th race rank.
No change in the 470 men as - despite of their worst race rank so far (10th) - Jordi Xammar/Jose Herp ESP increased their advance on 11 points. Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER remain 2nd, Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA just defended their 3rd position. Finishing three times in the top-10, Fabrice + Guillaume Rigot SUI consolidated their 8th position overall, and with a 16 points' advantage on rank 11, they have good chances to qualify for the Medal Race of Monday today. The newcomers David Biedermann/Max Haenssler SUI on rank 27 still have difficulties in these rough sailing conditions.
Cleary reaching for the title are Anna Kyselova/Anastasiya Krasko UKR in the 470 women, winning two of the three races yesterday, extending the lead on 18 points. New on rank 2 are now Frederike Loewe/Anna Markfort GER. Noya Bar-am/Rimon Shoshan ISR follow on rank 3 at equal points.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the videos.
Sunday, August 17, 2014   (Image © Christophe Favreau)
The 5o5 World Championship 2014 began in Kiel yesterday with two races sailed in a fresh 20 to 25 kn breeze. Many capsizes and abandonements were not to avoid, as for the majority among the 170 teams, these conditions were above their limits. But the top-teams presented a spectacular show. Morten Bogacki/Lars Dehen GER, day ranks 1 and 2, took the lead 4 points ahead of Andy Smith/Tim Needham GBR 2nd and Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA 3rd. The favorites Hunger/Kleiner GER and Hamlin/Zinn USA follow on the ranks 6 and 10.
The ranking list and the video.
Sunday, August 17, 2014   
No luck with wind and weather on Lake Silvaplana, usually a guarantor for a well-established thermal breeze in summertime, where Windsurfing Swiss Championships and a variaty of other competitions have been planned. Rain and an unconstant northerly wind impeded all racing yesterday. In addition to 'normal' sailboard and kite course races, a best of three team-race with three-person mixed teams composed of a windsurfer, a kiter and a Moth-pilot are on the program. The video end the event website.
Sunday, August 17, 2014   
The sporty yachts, to enjoy a full day in a well-established breeze, are the trend this year, as they offer more than just sailing ! The Interboot, open from September 20 to 28, 2014, presents an impressive number of day racers/sailers for rewarding hours on the water. Around 150 sailboats and equipment will traditionally be presented in the Rothaushalle / A1 and the hall A3. The report (germ.) (PDF).
International Sailing – Saturday, August 16, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014   
Rain and circling winds impeded racing on the final day of the Laser 4.7 World Championship.
With a 30 points' lead on the second-ranked Irene Miras ESP, Asya Luvisetto SUI had her World Champion's title in the URL=2014laser4.7-worlds.com/posted/news/1487]Girls[/URL] already before the last day. Francesca Bergamo ITA completes the podium as 3rd. Mariia Kislukhina RUS on rank 5 is first in the U16-classification ahead of Anna Tsuji JPN (6th overall) and Amalia Provelengiou GRE (8th overall). 37 participants from 19 nations and 3 continents.
Thanks to two race wins, Alexande Boite FRA earned the Gold medal in the Boys category in front of Ismael Iess ESP at equal points, but with one race win only. Paolo Mavricic CRO took the Bronze medal. Alexandre Boite FRA is at the same time U-16 Champion. Odysse Chousiadas GRE (8th overall ) and Maor Benharoch ISR (9th overall) complete the top-3 in the U16 classification. 66 participants from 22 nations and 5 continents.
All ranking lists and the video with the Champions' interviews.
Saturday, August 16, 2014   (Image © Marek Wilku)
The wind situation - 5 to 20 kn, with wind shifts of up to 180° - disturbed racing at the 420 & 470 Youth Europeans during the whole day. While the two 420 groups, sailing close to the shore, had each at least completed two races after eight hours, the outer course allowed for just one race for the 470 men and nothing for the women, despite of numerous start attempts.
After 6 races, the Qualification Series for the Gold fleet has been concluded. Hyppolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA start to the Final Series with a 9 points' lead on Ewa Romaniuk/Katarzyna Goralska POL. As best of the day with the ranks 1 and 3, Max Clapp/Joseph Burns GBR advanced on rank 3.
Winners of the only 470 men race were Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER reducing the gap on the clearly leading Jordi Xammar/Jose Herp ESP a little. Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA defended the 3rd position. [. The 470 women remained without race. Anna Kyselova/Anastasiya Krasko UKR is on top with a 12 points advance on Cecilia Zorzi/Bianca Caruso ITA.
All ranking lists and the report of the day.
Saturday, August 16, 2014   (Image © Icarus Media)
The Kitefoil Goldcup 2014 with the world's top kiters opened the Engadine Wind Week 2014 during the past days. The Foil-kite-boarders sailed the 3rd Act of their World Cup, but unfortunately, the thermal Maloja wind disappeared after the first two days and Wednesday and Thursday remained windless because of the passing rain front, and the Final Series was cancelled. After 9 Qualification heats, the superior winner with 7 race wins in his group was Johnny Heineken USA ahead of the tied Oliver Bridge GBR and Nicolas Parlier FRA. Steph Bridge GBR on rank 17 was the best woman. The ranking liste, the report and the video.
Today, the legendary Engadine Surf Marathon (for kite boarders and windsurfers) is on the program.
Saturday, August 16, 2014   (Image © Christophe Favreau)
Today begins the 5o5 World Championship 2014 in Kiel with 171 (!) teams from 15 nations and 4 continents on the list of participsants. The superior favorites on their home waters are of course Wolfgang Hunger/Julien Kleiner GER, winners of 20 5o5 Kiel Week Regattas during the past years. The major challengers seem to be the well prepared Howie Hamlin/Andy Zinn USA, winners of the Preworlds this week shining with the ranks 1/2/2/1. But also the defending champions Lehmann/Oehme GER, as well as Meike Schomaeker/Holger Jess GER, Jacob und Jörgen Bojsen-Möller DEN and Saugmann/Karbo DEN will have a say. The Preworlds' results - at the same time the World Championship entry list - and the official preview. The races can be followed at the SAP-Livecenter as from 12 a.m. UTC. Hasso Plattner GER, co-founder of SAP in the early 70s of the last Century, is again steering his 5o5.
Saturday, August 16, 2014   
Since Thursday, the windsurfers have been expected to start to the Formula Swiss Championship with various disciplines on Lake Silvaplana. 85 participants from 8 nations, among them the Olympian Richard Stauffacher SUI or the PWA professional Patrick Diethelm SUI. The bad weather did apparently not allow to start racing as planned in the program.
The event website with the entry list.
Saturday, August 16, 2014   
After the successful opening day of the O-Yole Europacup with three races sailed on Thursday in a perfect Lake Uri thermal breeze, only one race could be completed yesterday. Thanks to a race win and with the worst race result discarded, it is now Thies Bosch NED leading one point ahead of Hermann van Eijk NED. The ranking list (PDF).
Saturday, August 16, 2014   
For the first time, the breeze has decreased a little yesterday, and three races were sailed in a 10 to 13 kn on the third day of the RC44 Worlds. The first boats have come closer together and 'Team Aqua' of Chris Bake GBR (tactics Cameron Appleton NZL) has taken the lead one point ahead of the Russian 'Bronenosec' of Vladimir Liubomirov RUS (tactics Michele Ivaldi ITA). Another point farther behind is 'Charisma' of Nico Poons NED (tactics Tom Slingsby AUS). The ranking list and the report.
International Sailing – Friday, August 15, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014   
A fresher 15-18 kn breeze prevailed yesterday for the first time at the Laser 4.7 Worlds in Japan.
Asya Luvisetto SUI proofed to be an excellent allrounder and was again among the best Girls with the ranks 2/5/8. This performance means the Gold Medal as her advantage on the direct persuers is now 30 points that cannot be compensated in today's final heat. Irène Miras ESP moved up on rank 2 with a 3 points advance on Francesca Bergamo ITA and the fight for Silver will be tight today. Maria Kislukhina RUS is 5th, and thanks to a race win, she leads now in the U16-classification.
A leader change happened in the Boys Goldfleet: Alexandre Boite FRA joined Ismael Iess ESP on top at equal points. 9 points farther behind follows Paolo Mavricic CRO. Only minor chances for a Medal exist for Federico Fornasari ITA on the 4th place with a 20 points' backlog.
All ranking lists and the video of the day.
Friday, August 15, 2014   (Image © Marek Wilku)
A 14-17 kn breeze prevailed yesterday and after the rainy opening day, some rays of sun enjoyed the young sailors.
Jordi Xammar/Jose Herp ESP continue to dominate the 470 Boys, winning both races. Malte Winkle/Matti Cipra GER on rank 2 are already 10 points behind. New on the 3rd place are now Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA.
As dominant as the Spanish in the 470 Boys are Anna Kyselova/Anastasiya Krasko UKR in the 470 Girls. With the day ranks 1 and 2, they extended their lead on 12 points. Cecilia Zorzi/Bianca Caruso ITA advanced on rank 2, Noya Bar-am/Rimon Shoshan ISR are now 3rd.
The results have not been as convincing as on the first day, but nevertheless, Macchetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA remained on top of the 420. Ewa Romaniuk/Katarzyna Goralska POL, the best Girls' team, advanced on rank 2. Will Logue/Bram Brakman USA are new on the 3rd place. All ranking lists and the daily report.
Friday, August 15, 2014   
Best thermal breeze conditions prevailed on the first day of the O-Yole Europacup at Flüelen / Lake Uri where 60 participants from 3 nations participate. Herman Van Eijk NED is on top with a 2 points' advance on the closely following Ton Op de Weegh NED and Goeran Freise GER. The ranking list (PDF).
Friday, August 15, 2014   (Image © Pedro Martinez)
Yesterday, the first three fleetraces were sailed at the RC-44 Worlds in Marstrand SWE in a fresh 15 to 18 kn breeze. Finishing 4/2/2, Nico Poons MON with Tom Slingsby as tactician moved up on the first place, ahead of Chris Bake GBR with Cameron Appleton NZL. The results and the report.
International Sailing – Thursday, August 14, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014   
Asya Luvisetto, Soc. Nautique of Geneva / SUI, age 17, added another successful day at the Laser 4.7 Worlds in Japan with the ranks 2/5/8, and herewith earns the World Champion title prematurely before the last race tomorrow. The 30 points advantage over the closest persuers can not be compensated in the final race. The ranking list.
Thursday, August 14, 2014   (Image © Kaoru Soehata)
The Laser 4.7 World Championship continued yesterday again in light winds. The Girls sailed three, the Boys two races, as the last heat had to be abandoned in the dying breeze.
Thanks to another race win, Asya Luvisetto SUI extended her lead in the Girls on 19 points. Illaria Rocchelli ITA and Francesca Bergamo ITA remain the first persuers. Three races are on today's program - results to be expected by noon - and tomorrow, last day of the event, a final race has been scheduled.
Paolo Mavricic CROs, the first with the Boys, extended his lead as well on 12 points. The best of the day Alexandre Boite FRA advanced on rank 2 with the day ranks 1 and 2. At the same time, he has taken the lead in the U16 rankings. Cem Cetinsu TUR follows as 3rd by a small margin.
All ranking lists and the video of the day.
Thursday, August 14, 2014   
The 420 & 470 Youth European Championship 2014 began yesterday in Gdynia POL in a gusty and unconstant 8 to 15 kn breeze.
With Jordi Xammar/Joan Herp ESP, the favorites took the lead in the 470 Boys. Sailing with a charter boat, the Junior World Champions won both heats, and they even compensated a 3 points' penalty for not wearing the safety vest. David and Alex Charles ESP followed on rank 2, Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER are - as in the Junior Worlds - 3rd. 34 teams from 14 nations.
Anna Kyselova/Anastasiya Krasko UKR are on top of the 470 Girls with the day ranks 1 and 2. Fabienne Oester/Alexandra Lauber GER and Lena Stueckl/Franziska Maege GER are the first persuers. 24 teams from 13 nations participate.
First leaders in the impressive 108 boats' 420 fleet from 21 nations and 4 continents are Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA, one point ahead of Russell Clarida/Thomas Forrest USA. Ewa Romaniuk/ Katarzyna Goralska POL are 3rd and best Girls' team. All ranking lists and the daily report.
Thursday, August 14, 2014   
No racing yesterday at the Eastern Hemisphere Championship because of the continuing ugly weather. However, the Championship is valid with four races completed. Diego Negri/Sergio Lambertenghi ITA confirmed their role as favorites winning 3 of the 4 heats. Emilios Papathanasiou/Antonis Tsotras GRE 4 points behind were the only ones sailing at a similar level. The past World Champion George Szabo USA with Serge Pulfer SUI as crew is third, while the European Champion Hubert Merkelbach GER with Gerrit Bartel GER on rank 4 missed the podium by 6 points. 46 teams from 14 nations participated.
The ranking list and the report.
Thursday, August 14, 2014   
The fifth edition of the InWater Boat Show at Bottighofen/Lake Constance SUI opens its gates ashore and on the water on the coming Friday. Located at the Bottighofen Marina, competent Boat manufacturers and dealers present the latest models and trends ijn water sports. Check out the Program (PDF) to prepare your trip to Bottighofen. It's worth it.
Thursday, August 14, 2014   
The past 30 days brought no changes on top of the ISAF Matchracing World Rankings. Ian Williams GBR in the Open-classification and Camilla Ulrikkeholm DEN in the Women's rankings won the important events during the last month and extended their leads.
The ISAF report and the World rankings.
Thursday, August 14, 2014   
As during the RC44 Annual Championship Tour, the first day of the RC44 World Championship is dedicated to matchracing, where the hired professional tacticians may take the helm themselves, while the boats must be steered by the owners in the fleetraces.
Yesterday, five flights were sailed in windy 20 kn conditions. Winner of the day with a 5-0 score was 'Nika' with the owner Vladimir Proshikin RUS steering monitored by the tacticion Terry Hutchinson USA. 'Gazprom Youth' with Kirill Podolsky RUS follows on 2nd with a 4-1 record, while 'Charisma' with Tom Slingsby AUS follows as 3rd.
The results and the report of the day.
International Sailing – Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014   (Image © Kaoru Soehata)
Only light winds prevailed on the 3rd day of the Laser 4.7 Worlds in Japan. All groups sailed 3 races each in hot 30° C and a 5-7 kn breeze.
Finishing 4/3/1, the SN Geneva Asya Luvisetto SUI was the best in the Girls yesterday and took the overall lead. Her advance on the second-ranked Illaria Rocchelli ITA is 11 points, and the 3rd Francesca Bergamo ITA is even 25 points behind.
A leader change happened also in the Boys, where Paolo Mavricic CRO won two races in his group and is the new leader with an 8 points advantege. At equal points on the ranks 2 and 3 follow Federico Fornasari ITA and Maor Benharoch ISR, leader of the U16-rankings.
All ranking lists and the video of the day
Wednesday, August 13, 2014   
A light thermal breeze filled in on Lake Uri after a long start postponement, and finally one race could be sailed. After a fierce battle, Diego Negri/Sergio Lambertenghi ITA had the upper hand on the long-time leading Emilios Papathanassiou/Antonis Tsotras GRE. Christoph Gautschi/Dominik Schenk SUI followed as 3rd. With four races completed, the Championship can be validated, not evident under the prevailing bad weather situation over Europe and especially around the Alps.
Negri/Lambertenghi ITA have now a 4 points' lead on Papathanassiou/Tsotras GRE. George Szabo USA/Serge Pulfer SUI follow with a 17 points as 4th.
The ranking list, the report] and the [url=wxw.youtube.com/watch?v=V1EK4Mee5Qw]video of the day.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014   (Image © Marek Wilku)
Yesterday, the Practice Race of the 420/470 Youth Europeans was sailed in Poland in a very unconstant wind. Racing begins today, and the wind forecast promises good conditions with a 10-12 kn breeze. 332 youth sailors from 25 nations in total are present. The official preview.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014   
The PWA-Profi Steven Van Broechhoven BEL travelled thru Europe during a month to find the best conditions for his incredible tricks on the board. Here a spectacular must-see video part 1 (4:49 min).
International Sailing – Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014   (Image © Koaru Soehata)
The Laser 4.7 World Championship 2014 continued yesterday with three races by group sailed in light winds, and the required number of heats to discard the worst race has be been reached. Two races per group are on the program today, before the Boys' fleet will be split in a Gold- and a Silverfleet.
Maor Ben Haroch ISR has taken the overall lead and is also the best-ranked U16 sailor. Ismael Iess ESP as 2nd follows 4 points behind, Cem Cetinsu TUR is 3rd.
The ranking list Boys.
Francesca Bergamo ITA extended her lead in the Girls on 8 points. New on rank 2 is Yuka Kishi JPN, while Karyna Manuel GBR and Irene Miras ESP are on 3rd and 4th at equal points. Here the ranking list Girls.
The first result of today will be available during the morning on the event website. See also the event facebook page and the video of the day.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014   (Image © Marc Rouiller)
Despite of the rainy weather killing the usual summer thermal breeze, the PRO Beat Heinz SUI succeeded to complete three races yesterday. The first heat was started in a rain front on the Gersau Basin direction West. After several leader changes, Christoph Burger/Renato Marazzi SUI finished first. Later in the day on the back of the passing front, a light thermal wind of up to 10 kn filled in on Lake Uri, allowing to sail two races, both won by the favorites Diego Negri/Sergio Lambertenghi ITA. The Italians have taken the overall lead 3 points ahead of George Szabo USA/Serge Pulfer SUI and Papathanassiou/Tsotras GRE at equal points. With a slight gap follow Merkelbach/Bartel GER as 4th and Burger/Marazzi as 5th.
The ranking list, the daily report and the videos of the day, inclusive a full-length GPS tracking commented by the double Olympic Champion Mark Reynolds USA. Today's races will again be covered by GPS live tracking.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014   
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014   (Image © Marek Wilku)
The 420/470 European Youth Championship begins today in Dgynia POL with the Practice Race. With almost 100 teams from 17 nations, the 420s are the largest fleet.
Xammar/Herp ESP are the favorites among the 41 470 men teams, but as always in Youth events, new teams can show up and excel. The 470 women fleet is somewhat smaller.
The event website.
 
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