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International Sailing – Thursday, July 24, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt / YachtsandYachting.com)
The breeze was for the first time up to 15 kn at Hayling Island yesterday after the light wind days so far, allowing also the heavier participants to fly. Two races in the Gold- and Silverfleet were on the program, and Chris Rashley GBR remained on top with the day ranks 1 and 4. Nathan Outteridge AUS - with a race win too - advanced on rank 2 with a 4 points' backlog. Josh McKnight AUS follows as 3rd, while Robert Greenhalgh GBR dropped on rank 5.
The daily report with the ranking lists and the video of the day.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Robert Hajduk - ShutterSail.com)
The sun was finally out at the Laser Radial 'Men's Worlds in Dziwnow POL after two foggy days, and two races were sailed in a 11-12 kn breeze. The winner of the first four heats Jonasz Stelmaszyk POL had to content himself with the day ranks 8 and 3, but he remains on the first place ahead of Martis Pajarskas LTU new on rank 2. Marcin Rudawski POL is now 3rd.
The ranking list and the daily report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
Three races were sailed on the second day of the Yngling Worlds in Travemünde GER. With the day ranks 4/2/1, Jamin Maarten NED was again best of the day and extended his lead on Jan Haven NED and Lieuwe Gietma NED.
The ranking list and the daily report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO)
A short race in the Bay of Hyères and a coastal race were sailed in a light wind yesterday and again, 'Groupama' with Franck Cammas FRA had the upper hand and reduced the points' gap on the leading 'Courrier Dunkerque' (Daniel Souben FRA) on 7 points thanks to the day ranks 1 and 2. Today, some more short races are on the program before the final race from Hyères to Nice will be started, the crucial race for the final outcome of the TdF 2014.
The daily report, the ranking list and the video of the day.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © SVK1Sports)
Perfect conditions with a 13 kn breeze prevailed yesterday in Brest FRA allowing the almost 400 participants to sail two races concluding the Qualification Series for the Gold and Silver Fleet. On position one in the T293 Girls is Lucie Belbeoch FRA with 6 bullets ahead of Jeanne Penfornis FRA and Hisui Takahashi JPN. The French dominate in the T293 Boys with Oel Pouliquen FRA as leader.
The event website with the daily report and all other ranking lists.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
The Freestylers continued with the Eliminations on the 5th day of the Fuerteventura Grand Slam, and 15 runs were completed. The pairings for today's Finals are Stephan Spiessberger AUT and Aaron Hadlow GBR in the men's category and Manuela Jungo SUI Dionela Vieira BRA in the women's category. The report with the results and the videos.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   
Yesterday kicked off the final series of the 29er North American Open, in which competitors are competing for the North American, United States and Canadian Championships. Yesterday provided shifty, challenging wind conditions in the morning due to rain and surrounding storms, however the sun appeared and a strong breeze came in for the afternoon. The gold fleet started the day at 11am and finished 4 races, to finish the day ahead an extra race ahead of schedule. Aussies Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton AUS sit at the top of the leaderboard with a solid 1-3-6-1 in today's races. Marta Munte and Carla Munte ESP finish the day in second, with Canadians Rachel Spinelli and Ian Woodbury following in third. See the complete results and read the full report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © DR)
Summer weather with almost no wind again yesterday and no racing on day 3 of the 6 m IJ Europeans. The rankings after the two races of the opening day remain therefore unchanged.
The results and the daily report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Ania Pawlaczyk)
yFour races were sailed in favorable conditions on the first two days of the OK-Dinghy European Championship in Steinhude GER near Hannover by the 110 participants from 9 nations. Leader after the 4 heats is the defending champion Bo Pedersen DEN ahead of André Budzien GER and Rob Wilcox NZL at equal points on rank 2.
The rankings and the report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   
The first 13 of 35 Round Robin matches were sailed on the first day of the ISAF Youth Matchracing Worlds in light winds. Neville Snow USA leads in the interim's rankings with 5-0 ahead of Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN, Pierre Quiroga FRA and Mark Lees GBR with 5-1 each. The results and the report.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
The perfect conditions kept on during the 5th day of the 'Week'.
The Contenders terminated their German Championship with Volker Niedik GER as first one point ahead of Dirk Müller GER and Andreas Voigt GER. On Saturday, the European Championship of the Contenders will begin at Kühlungsborn GER. A class of his own remains Nick Willim GER at the German Youth Championship of the Lasers Radial winning all six heats so far. Yesterday began the O'pen BIC World Championship with Jack Challands AUS leading after two races in the U13-rankings. First in the U16-rankings is Mattia Journo ITA.
All ranking lists are available at the Live-Center.
International Sailing – Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Mark Jardine)
Sun and no wind at the English South Coast these days. The 138 Moth sailors waited in vain for wind, and the Qualification Series for the Gold and Silver rounds has not yet been completed.
After three 3 races, Robert Greenalgh GBR and Chris Rashley GBR are leading with two race wins each, ahead of Josh McKnight AUS and Scott Babbage AUS jointly on rank 3.
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Segelbilder.de)
As on the first day, a thick fog disturbed the program of the Laser Radial Men World Championship in Poland, but finally in the afternoon, three races could be completed in a 12-15 kn breeze. Leader after four races is Jonasz Stelmaszyk POL with four race wins. Marcin Rudawski POL follows on rank 2, Martis Pajarskas LTU is 3rd. 76 participants from 23 nations and 5 continents are racing.
The ranking list and the report of the day and the event website.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   
The Yngling World Championship 2014 in Travemünde GER began yesterday with two races. As in the Preworlds, the Dutch teams dominate with four boats in the first four ranks. Jamin Maarten NED won both heats and leads overall ahead of Gietma Lieuwe NED and Jan Haven-Hidde NED. 38 teams from 9 nations. The results and the report.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Patrik Pollack)
After the first day with only one light-wind race, all fleets completed three heats off Brest yesterday in a 7-15 kn breeze. Unfortunately, the ranking lists have not yet been updated this morning. Read the short report for first information.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
The windy conditions stayed on at the Kiteboarding Grand Slam on Fuerteventura ESP. Yesterday, the course racers sailed five Slalom runs with varying results, but in general, the leaders of the first day maintained their positions.
Julien Kerneur FRA clearly leads in the men's category ahead of Oswald Smith RSA and Paul Serin FRA. Bibiana Magaji SVK is first in the women's category with a small margin on the day's best Annelous Lammerts NED. The daily report with results.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The 9 teams sailed three short races in the Bay of Hyères yesterday in a 12-15 kn wind. With the transfer race from Gruissan to Hyères neutralised, everything seemed to bend in favor of 'Courrier Dunkerque', but winning all three races yesterday, Franck Cammas FRA and his 'Groupama'-Team substantially reduced the backlog on rank 1. Provided 'Groupama' repeats this success in the two short races and the coastal race in the Bay of Hyères today, the close duel for the overall victory will hold on. The fight for rank 3 is equally exciting, as 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Troussel FRA is only one point ahead of 'Oman Sail' with Sydney Gavignet FRA. The ranking list, the daily report and the videos.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   
No wind, no racing yesterday at the 6 mIJ European Championship at Falmouth with only an unsuccessful start attempt in the afternoon. No changes therefore in the rankings after the two races of the opening day. The weather forecast for the coming days is not very promising and it remains to be seen if and when racing can be resumed. The ranking lists and the daily report.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
Windy conditions prevailed on the fourth day of the Travemünde Week, and the Finns - Piotr Kula POL leads with five bullets in five races - were even forced to stay ashore because of the big breakers. The Laser Radial Youth sailors started with their Championship. Nik Willim GER won all three races. Hannah Anderssohn GER on rank 6 is the best woman among the 88 participants from Germany, Ireland and Japan ! Jasper Paulsen GER continued his row of victories at the German Youth Laser 4.7 Championship. The Dyas sailed three races at their German Championship and Michael Schmoh/Ralph Ostertag GER are on the first place. Peter Brandt/Regula Bärlocher SUI follow on rank 11 among the 28 boats.
All other result of the day in the Live-Center. Read also the daily report for additional details.
International Sailing – Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt)
Summery weather with very light winds prevailed at the Moth Worlds in Hayling Island GBR. Nevertheless, the group 'Yellow' completed two, the group 'Blue' one race so that the Qualification Series to split the fleet in a Gold and Silver Round could be completed after 5 races. On top at equal points are Robert Greenhalgh GBR and Chris Rashley GBR. Nathan Outteridge AUS, with his first race win yesterday, follows on rank 3. Another race winner was Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI, who advanced on rank 12 overall as best non-GBR/AUS. Among the Gold qualifiers is also Sébastien Col FRA (34).
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The stormy Tramontana with up to 40 kn prompted the Race Management to neutralize the conveyance race from Gruissan to Hyères, cruising in safety mode during the transfer. Nevertheless, the 9 yachts progressed at an average speed exceeding 12 kn ! Today, three short races will be sailed in the Bay of Hyères. 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA still leads ahead of 'Groupama 34' with Franck Cammas FRA and 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel ' with Nicolas Troussel FRA.
The ranking list, the daily report and the video of the day.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   
Perfect conditions with sun and an Easterly breeze around 15 kn prevailed in the Bay of Travemünde for the second Act of the 2014 National Sailing League Regatta.
Again, the defending champions from the Norddeutschen Regatta Verein with Johannes Polgar GER dominated ahead of the Flensburger SC (Sven Koch) and the Deutschen Touring Yacht-Club (Max Weiss).
The report, the ranking list and the videos.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Ch. Beek)
The fresh breeze exceeding 30 kn prevented most classes from sailing at Travemünde. Only the Kielzugvogels and Dyas completed their first races on a course near the shore. Consult the Live-Center for all ranking lists, as well as the daily report.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   
Yesterday was the first day of the Techno 293 U17- and U15 World Championship in Brest FRA with 400 participants from 21 nations. The light wind allowed to sail only one race.
Fabien Pianazza FRA was the U15 winner ahead of Guy Sitin ISR and Yun Pouliguen FRA. First in the U15-Girls was Giorgia Speciale ITA ahead of Natalia Arapoglou GRÉ and Shira Benbenisti ISR.
Clément Guéret FRA is on top of the U17 Boys followed by Daigo Komatsu JPN and Oel Pouliguen FRA. Three French Girls are ahead in the U17 with Jeanne Penformis FRA, Lucie Belbeoch FRA and Juliette Cristini FRA.
All ranking lists, the short report and the videos.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   
Yesterday, on a lovely summer day, was the first day of the 6 m IJ European Championship in Falmouth GBR after the tune-up races ending on Saturday (see sailing-new of Sunday). Two races were completed after a start postponement.
First in the Classics is the English 'Titia' after disqualification of the USA 'Lucie' in the first raced. In the 'Modernes', the defending champion 'Valhalla' GBR has taken the lead ahead of 'Blade Runner' CAN.
All ranking lists and the daily report.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   
Today begins the ISAF Match Racing Youth World Championship in Helsinki FIN, open for matchracers under age 23. Favorite is the ISAF World Ranking nbr 12 Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN, age 20, with Chris Steele NZL as main challenger. The preview.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
Perfect conditions for the Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam again on day 3. Yesterday, the Freestyle competition was on the program. Karolina Winkowska POL was first in the women's category, Liam Whaley GBR first in the men's. The total 6 hours' event can be reviewed on video ! Today, Slalom eliminations are scheduled, with Julien Kerneur FRA as Men's interims' leader and Bibiana Magaji SVK as Women's interims' leader after four runs.
The report with results and the event website.
International Sailing – Monday, July 21, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © Tom Gruitt)
The variable light winds stayed on during the second day of the Moth Worlds. Group 'yellow' completed the cancelled second race of Saturday and added two more races. Group 'blue' had enough wind for just one race, and the consolidated rankings contain only three races, with a discard of the worst race already considered.
Robert Greenalgh GBR and Chris Rashley GBR lead with two race wins each, Also tied are Josh McKnight AUS and Scott Babbage AUS on rank 3. Nathan Outteridge AUS, discarding the race 1 'did-not-compete', is now on the 5th place. The best non English or Australian is Chris Rast SUI on the 12th place. The results, the daily report and the video of the day.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The Tramontana breeze challenged the 9 teams with up to 30 kn during the short races off Gruissan FRA. After a first race win, 'Groupama' with Franck Cammas was defeated twice by Daniel Souben FRA on his 'Courrier Dunkerque'. The advantage of Souban in the overall rankings has now increased to 19 points. A duel takes also place for rank 3. 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Trousse FRA replaced 'Team Omansail' with Sidney Gavignet FRA on rank 3. The results, the report and the video of the day.
Monday, July 21, 2014   
The Esse 850 World Cup 2014 was sailed on Lake Garda over the past weekend in 9 races with Alain Marchand SUI and his team as solid winner, finishing all heats in the top-five. Eric Monnin SUI remained 2nd but brought suspense with two race wins on the last day. Rank 3 goes to Daniel Schroff SUI thanks to a race win ahead of Arnaud Gavairon SUI 4th at equal points. 27 teams from 4 nations participated. The final rankings.
Monday, July 21, 2014   
Overcast sky and rain on the last day of the District Championship 2014 stopped the thermal breeze and allowed to complete only one race. Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Patrick Ducommun MY defended their lead ahead of Christoph Burger/Renato Marazzi TYC and Flavio + Anouk Marazzi TYC. Ulrich Vater/Frithjof Kleen GER on the 4th place missed the podium by one point. 34 teams from 5 nations participated. The results.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
Two races were sailed on the last day of the Yngling Preworlds yesterday, the last tune-up before the World Championship beginning on Tuesday. Jamin Maarten NED and his team won again both races and will be the team to beat at the forthcoming Worlds. Zafiryadis Frederik DEN and Thomas Beck SUI completed the Preworlds podium. The results.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © segelbilder.de)
Sun and an up to 20 kn breeze prevailed on the first two days of the Travemünde Week.
Active so far were the Finns (Piotr Kula POL winner of all 5 races), the F-18-catamarans (Robert Schütz/ ? GER were the dominators up-to-now), the O-Yoles, the Trias (first is Holger Köhne GER) and the 18-Footers. Yesterday, the Contenders and the Lasers 4.7 have started with their German National Championships. Leader in the Contenders is Hannes Seidel GER ahead of Luca Bonezzi ITA. On top of the Lasers 4.7 are Jasper Paulsen GER and Nico Steenbuck GER at equal points. The best Girl Jara Seide GER is 5th.
Alle ranking lists and the daily report.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)
For once not enough wind on Lake Garda and no racing, so that the results of Saturday become final with Roberto Tomasini SUI, tactician Vasco Vascotto ITA, as winners of the European Championship. Richard Goransson SWE/Morgan Larson USA and Valentin Zavadnikov RUS/Michele Ivaldi ITA are on the positions 2 and 3, at equal points. The report.
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
Perfect Pozo conditions prevailed yesterday and the Wave Worldcup ended successfully with an intensive 9 hours' competion.
Victor Fernandez ESP defeated Ricardo Campello VEN in the Men's Final. The Moreno twin met in the Women's Final on their home waters with Daida Moreno ESP taking revenge on her sister Iballa for last year's defeat. All other details on the PWA website.
International Sailing – Sunday, July 20, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
A thick for did not allow to race yesterday on the Bay of Dublin waters, and the rankings did not change on the last day. This meant for the first time an international title for Romania with Ebru Bolat ROM as clear winner in the Optimist Girls with a 28 points lead ! Two years ago, she finished on rank 99 among the 105 participants, but the intensive training in Slovenia and the growing experience age-wise brought her on top. Iset Seguira ESP won Silver and only 4 points farther back is Martina Müller SUI on 3rd.
The Optimist Boys' title goes to Enzo Balanger FRA from Guadeloupe, 10 points ahead of Kasper Nordenram SWE. Daniel Ian Toh SIN takes the Bronze medal. The fourth-ranked Lennart Kuss GER is only 4 points behind the podium.
The final report with all results.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Tony Gruitt)
Thundery weather delayed the start of the Moth World Championship 2014 and the races following were challenging with unconstant 6 to 15 kn winds. The 135 boats' fleet has been split in a 'Blue' and 'Yellow' fleet, the latter with two races yesterday, the other with one heat.
Jointly on top are the race winners Chris Rashley GBR and Rob Gough AUS. Rashley finished the second race of the 'Yellow' group on the second place, confirming his aspirations for the title right from the start. Scott Babbage AUS and Giovanni Galeotti BEL with a 2nd place each follow as 3rd overall. The co-favorite Nathan Outteridge AUS began the Championship with bad luck, as he was forced to leave out the first race with an average just before the start. The rankings (one race counting), the daily report and the video of the day.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Andrea Pisapia)
The Laser Standard and Radial U21 European Championship 2014 on Lake Garda ended yesterday with two races.
The dominating Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR added another race win in the Lasers Standard and celebrated his European Champion's title with a 24 points' lead on Jack Wetherell GBR. Kaarle Tapper FIN jumped finally on rank 3. Henry Wetherell GBR on rank 6 is the U19 winner.
Pinar Kaynar TUR did not need to sail on the last day of the Radial Championship, but her advantage on the second-ranked Line-Flem Höst NOR is nevertheless 29 points ! Daphne Van der Vaart NED won the Bronze medal at equal points with the 4th Niki Blässar FIN.
The event website.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
Light winds prevailed during most of the first TdF conveyance race on the Mediterranean Sea from Roses ESP to Gruissan FRA. Only at the end of the leg, the wind exceeded 10 kn.
'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA succeeded to distance the rest of the fleet and win the race ahead of 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Troussel FRA 2nd and 'Groupama' with Frank Cammas 3rd, loosing again some important points on the overall leader 'Courrier Dunkerque'. The overall ranking, the daily report and the video of the day.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
The Ynglings sail at present the 'Preworlds' in Travemünde as tune-up race for the World Championship. Jamin Maarten NED and his team started with two race wins not hiding their ambitions for the World Championship victory. Frederik Zafidyadis DEN and Thomas Beck SUI with their teams are on the ranks 2 and 3 at equal points. The ranking list.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
The World Championship of the former Olympia Class Flying Dutchman ended yesterday with a last race sailed in a 15-20 kn breeze. Szabolcs Majtheniy/Andras Domokos HUN added another race win and made everything clear for another World Champions title ahead of Enno Kramer/Ard Geelkerken NED 2nd and Nicola + Francesco Vespasiani ITA on 3rd, replacing Kay-Uwe Lüdke/ Kai Schäfers GER at equal points from rank 3 with a 2nd rank in the final race.
The final report and the ranking list.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
Variable light winds allowed to sail only one race at the Starboat District Championship on Lake Thoune yesterday, won by Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Patrick Ducommun MY, and taking the overall lead 2 points ahead of Flavio and Anouk Marazzi TYC. Vater/Kleen GER on rank 3 are already 9 points behind. 34 teams from 5 nations compete. The ranking list.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
The Wind & Wave Festival at Pozo/Gran Canaria has been running for some days with Youth competitions and qualification runs for the PWA World Tour Wave Event. Yesterday, the first Wave Eliminations began, and in the Women's category, no others as the Moreno twins are once more in today's Final on their home waters. All other details on the PWA website.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)
Roberto Tomasini SUI (tactician Vasco Vascotto ITA) has a 5 points' lead before the last Melges 32 European Championship race on Lake Garda today, as with the day ranks 1/5/2, he further extended the points' gap on the second-ranked Richard Goransson SWE/Morgan Larson USA and Valentin Zavadnikov RUS/Michele Ivaldi ITA jointly on rank 2.
The final race today will be covered live on the Internet beginning at 11 hrs CET. The ranking list, the report and the must-see video of the day taken from a drone.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
Two more races were sailed at the 6 mIJ European Championship at Falmouth GBR. 'Llanoria' of Peter Hoffmann GER won again both heats and leads overall 6 points ahead of 'Gallant'. 'Flapper' follows on 3rd. In the Modernes, 'Valhalla' of Paul Smith GBR is clearly ahead with two race wins yesterday. 'Scoundrel I' and 'Battlecry' follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
The rankings and the daily report.
Sunday, July 20, 2014   
Sun and a good thermal breeze prevailed on the first day of the 125th Travemünde Week yesterday. The Finns sailed three races, all won by Piotr Kula POL.
Harry Voss GER leads in the O-yoles, Flemming Clausen DEN won the only race of three competing 18-Footers, Robert Schütz GER/ ? is first in the F-18-catamaras and Matthias Strang GER and Holger Köhne GERshare the lead in the Trias.
All results and the daily report.
International Sailing – Saturday, July 19, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2014 ended yesterday with the last races sailed in a 10-13 kn breeze. One, 2 (29ers) or 3 races (RS:X windsurfers) were on the program.
A new leader and a triple Asian victory in the 420 Boys with Yia Jia Loh/Jonathan Yeo SIN as World Champions ahead of Mohammad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz MAS and Ibuki Koizumi/ Kotaro Matsuo JPN ! 4th at equal points with the Japanese followed Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA. In the 420 Girls, Silvia Mas-Depares/Marta Davila ESP were the premature winners before the last race and stayed ashore. Silver went to Yahel Wallach/Stav Brokman ISR, and thanks to the win of the last race, Ewa Romaniuk/Katarzyna Goralska POL earned the Bronze medal.
No change on the 29er podium with Brice Yirieix/Loïc Fischer FRA taking Gold ahead of Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA and Markus Somerville/Isaac Mchardie NZL.
French victory also in the SL-16-catamarans with Louis Flament/ Charles Dorange FRA. Jordi and Ruben Booth ESP took Silver and Kim Vidal/Antonio Lopes BRA Bronze.
Winner in the RS:X men windsurfers was Yael Paz ISR just one point ahead of Mattia Camboni ITA. Radoslaw Furmanski POL won the duel for rank 3. In the RS:X women, Stefaniya Elfutina RUS made everything clear with a victory in the last race, taking the Worlds title 2 points ahead of Shi Hongmai CHN. Bronze went to Marta Maggetti ITA.
Winner of the Nations Rankings is Spain ahead of France and Israel. All rankings, the final report and the videos of the final day.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2014 at Tavira POR ended yesterday with last race.
Martina Reino ESP defended her lead in the Laser Radial Girls clearly with a race win and earned Gold ahead of Haddon Hughes USA 2nd at equal points with Monika Mikkola FIN on rank 3.
Spanish is the winner in the Radial Boys as well with Joel Rodriuez ESP 4 points ahead of Seafra Guilfoyle IRL. Bronze goes to Ryan Lo SIN.
All ranking lists, the report of the day and the videos of the day.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Andrea Pisapia)
The three races of yesterday brought a predecision in the U21-Boys. Finishing 1/3/2, Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR extended his lead on top of the rankings on 13 points before the last races today. Elliot Hansen GBR and Jack Wetherell GBR remain on the ranks 2 and 3, but Kaarle Tapper FIN is now only one point behind the podium.
Pinar Kaynar TUR won both races in the Radial-U21-Girls, exending her lead on 40 (!) points with the European Champion's title practically in her pocket. Daphne van der Vaart NED and Oren Jacob ISR follow at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. With a 4 points' backlog on rank 3, Line Flem-Höst NOR keeps her chance for a Medal in the last races today Saturday. Read the daily report.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The second half of the Tour de France on the Mediterranean Sea began yesterday at Roses ESP with two short races in a breeze exceeding 20 kn. Franck Cammas FRA now steering 'Groupama' won both heats and reduced the backlog on the leading 'Courrier Dunkerque' (Daniel Souben FRA) to 14 points. Today at 10 a.m. CET, the start to the first conveyance race to Gruissan FRA will be given. The ranking list, the daily report and the video.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   
Rain and fog prevailed in the Bay of Dublin after three sunny days, but at leat again a good breeze for another two races.
Despite of his worst race so far (rank 19), Enzo Balanger FRA kept his overall lead in the Boys' Goldfleet with a 10 points' advantage on his closest opponent Kasper Nordenram SWE before the last races today. New on rank 3 is Daniel Toh SIN after a race win. Among the best of the day was also Lennart Kuss GER on rank 4 overall, who is only 4 points from a Medal this morning.
Ebru Bolat ROU remains on her way to the title in the Girls' Goldfleet extending the lead on 26 points. Iset Segura ESP stays on rank 2, but her advantage on the 3rd-ranked Martina Mueller SUI is only 4 points. But the race for Silver and Bronze remains tight as the ranks 2 to 6 are separated by 9 points only. The suspense remains on during the final races today ! All rankings and the daily report.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   
The 'Rostige Kanne' on Lake Thoune, at the same time District Championship (and qualifier for the 2015 World Championship) this year, began yesterday with two races. Finishing 3rd and 4th, Flavio and Anouk Marazzi SUI/TYC are on top, one point ahead of Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Patrick Ducommun SUI/MY and Ulrich Vater GER with Frithjof Kleen GER (just crowned World Champion crew) at equal points. 34 teams from 5 nations participate. The ranking list.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   
The Hamilton Island Yacht Club, Challenger of Record, has decided not to proceed with its Challenge for the 35th America's Cup. The intention of the Australians to make the Cup affordable and put the emphasis back on sailing skills was apparently not realistic, and the estimate of the costs of competing were well beyond the initial expectation. The details in Sail-World.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   
No races at the FD World Championship 2014 yesterday as a stromy wind exceeding 30 kn rushed over the Scottish Largs. Overall leader after 6 races are the defending champions Majthenyi/Domokos HUN ahead of Kramer/Geelkerken NED and Lütke/Schäfers GER. The ranking list and the event website.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)
The Melges 32 European Championship on Lake Garda continued yesterday with three races sailed in perfect sailing conditions. Finishing 2/2/1, Roberto Tomasini starting under Swiss flag, tactician Vasco Vascotto ITA, is the new leader. Valentin Zavadnikov RUS/Michele Ivaldi ITA follow 2 points behind, Richard Goransson SWE/Morgan Larson USA are on rank 3. The ranking list and the daily report.
Saturday, July 19, 2014   
The 6m IJ European Championship 2014 at Falmouth GBR began yesterday with three races split as usual in the categories 'Classics' and 'Moderns'. Clearlly leading in the Classics is the USA 'Llanoria', Olympic Champion 1948, with Peter Hoffmann steering, with the day ranks 1/2/1. In the Moderns, the English 'Valhalla' with Paul Smith GBR is on top. Hugo Stenbeck SUI and Beat Furrer SUI follow on the ranks 5 and 6. All ranking lists and the event website.
International Sailing – Friday, July 18, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
Some major changes happened on the second-last day of the ISAF Youth Sailing Championship at Tavira POR. All classes sailed two races in a 10-12 kn seabreeze.
Already before the last race, the 420 Girls World Champions are known, as Silvia Mas Depares/Marta Davila Mateu ESP have a solid 13 points' lead on Yahel Wallach/Stav Brokman ISR who have the Silver Medal for sure. Six teams will fight for Bronze, with Theres Dahnke/Birte Winkel GER 3rd on the pole position with a 4 points advantage.
In the 420 Boys, Ibuki Koizumi/Kotaro Matsuo JPN are now back on top at equal points with the 2nd Yia Jia Loh/Jonathan Yeo SIN. Behind this duo, the points' gaps remain minor with Mohammad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz MAS as 3rd 3 points back and all top-six boats have still a chance for a Medal.
In the 29ers, Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA have replaced the leaders Brice Yrieix/Loic Fischer FRA on top, as the French suffered a premature start disqualification. But the deficit is only one point before the last race today. Marcus Somerville/Isaac McHardie NZL 7 points behind have also still a chance for the title.
On the first place of the SL16-catamarans are Louis Flament/Charles Dorange FRA 11 points ahead, and only Jordi and Ruben Booth ESP have a theoretical chance to move on top. Kim Vidal/Antonio Lopes BRA are 3rd, and will have to defend the Bronze Medal against Parent/Schultz USA 4 points behind.
The title in the RS:X Boys' windsurfers will be decided between Yael Paz ISR and Mattia Camboni ITA 4 points behind. Evgenii Aivazian RUS and Radoslaw Furmanski POL 5 points back will duel for Bronze.
First in the RS:X Girls is Shi Hongmei CHN just one point ahead of Stefaniya Elfutina RUS, both candidates for Gold. Marta Maggeti ITA has the best chances for Bronze.
Spain remains first in the Nations rankings ahead of France and Israel. All ranking lists, the report ofthe day and the video of the day.
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
Overthrow on top of the Radial Boys' rankings of the ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds in Portugal. After two premature starts, the leader Francisco Guaragna ARG dropped on rank 19 overall. The new first overall is now Joel Rodriguez ESP, winner of the Youth Europeans in Aahus two weeks ago. Ryan Lo SIN one point behind is second, Seafra Guilfoyle IRL with a 7 points' backlog is 3rd. The medal distribution will be decided among these three helmsmen during today's final race.
Martina Reino ESP stayed on top of the Radial Girls inspite of a medium day (ranks 9 and 17). Haddon Hughes USA follows 7 points farther back on 2nd, while Maud Jayet SUI, best of the day, is now on rank 3, 8 points behind Gold and one point behind Silver. But only one point behind the Swiss is Monika Mikkola FIN on 4th, and also Julia Kuehn GER (race win yesterday) as 5th can still reach a Medal.
The rankings, the daily report and the video of the day.
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Andrea Pisapia)
Reliable as most of the time, Lake Garda delivered perfect sailing conditions on the fourth day of the Laser Standard and Radial U21 European Championship, or rather UK Championship, as an English trio is still ruling the show on top of the Goldfleet. Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR is back on top of the Boys' Standards just one point ahead of Elliot Hanson GBR. Jack Wetherell GBR on 3rd is 10 points behind.
No change in the Radial Girls with Pinar Kaynar TUR overwhelmingly leading (17 points) ahead of Daphne Van der Vaart NED and Niki Blässar FIN.
The event website and the ranking lists.
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Gareth craig)
Rough conditions and fog prevailed over the Bay of Dublin IRL yesterday, but nevertheless, the Goldfleet completed two races, the Silver- and Bronzefleets one race.
Enzo Balanger FRA remained on top of the Goldfleet Boys 14 points ahead of Kasper Nordenram SWE 2nd and Tytus Butowski POL 3rd.
In the Goldfleet Girls, Ebru Bolat ROU has replaced Iset Segura ESP on top, and Martina Mueller SUI is new 3rd overall.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO)
All nine M34-yachts safely arrived at Roses ESP at the Spanish Catalan Coast by truck, where the second part of the Tour de France on the Mediterranean Sea will begin today with the first short races. Overall leader is 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA ahead of 'Groupama 34', where Franck Cammas FRA will take the helm as from today. 'Team OmanSail' with Sidney Gavignet FRA is 3rd.
The rankings, the reportsand the videos.
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Mike Partridge)
The Moth UK National Championship at Hayling Island GBR, tune-up to the Worlds beginning this weekend, ended yesterday with on race sailed in very light conditions.
Thanks to a race win, Michael Lennon GBR takes the title ahead of Scott Babbage AUS 2nd and Chris Rashley GBR 3rd. The first 13 places are occupied by helmsmen from England and Australia only, a clear sign where to look for the favorites. Sébastien Col FRA finished remarkable 20th in his first international Moth Championship.
The results, the event website and the video of the day.
Friday, July 18, 2014   
Yesterday, the Flying Dutchman World Championship fleet at the Scottish Largs GBR had their lay day. Variable and very challenging conditions prevailed during the past day at this venue.
Winning four of the six races, the defending Champions Szabolcs Majthenyi/Andras Domokos HUN are on a good way to another title. 40 teams from 11 nations and 3 continents participate. The results and the event website.
Friday, July 18, 2014   (Image © Max Ranchi)
The Melges 32 European Championship 2014 began yesterday with three races. According to the Class Rules, the owners must steer the boats. The first leader is 'Synergy' with Valentin Zavadnikov RUS and Michele Ivaldi ITA as tactician. Roberto Tomasini SUI/Vasco Vascotto ITA and Claudia Rossi/Nicola Celon ITA follow on the ranks 2 and 3. The ranking lists and the daily report.
International Sailing – Thursday, July 17, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
Only a light wind prevailed on the third day of the ISAF Youths Worlds in Portugal, too light for the windsurfers. All other classes sailed the scheduled two races.
Diogo Pereira/Manuel Macedo POR took the overall leads in the 420 Boys with two race wins, but with a 4 points' backlog, Ibuki Koizumi/Kotaro Matsuo JPN and Mohammad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz MAS at 7 points are still in the race for the title in the four races left. A leader change happened also in the 420 Girls, where Silvia Mas-Depares/Marta Davila ESP, day ranks 1 and 2, have now an advance of 10 points on Theres Dahnke/Birte Winkel GER. Nadja Horwitz/Carmina Malsch CHI remain on the 3rd place. Brice Yrieix/Loïc Fischer FRA extended their lead in the 29ers on 18 points. Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA and Markus Somerville/Isaac McHardie NZL occupy the ranks 2 and 3. A preliminary decision happened also in the SL-16-catamarans in favor of Louis Flamant/Charles Dorange FRA who extended their lead with two more bullets on 15 points. Jordi and Ruben Booth ESP and Kim Vidal/Antonio Lopes BRA follow on the ranks 2 and 3. The RS:X-windsurfers did not compete. Yael Paz ISR in the Boys and Stefanyia Elfutina RUS in the Girls are the actual firsts in the overall rankings. Spain remains on top of the Nations' rankings ahead of France and Israel.
All results, the daily report and the video of the day.
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
Very light winds prevailed yesterday, and some new faces showed up on top of the rankings.
Thanks of two race wins, Francisco Guaragna ARG advanced on rank 2 in the Radial-Boys at equal points with Martin Lowy BRA and Ryan Lo SIN. Leader remains Seafra Guilfoyle IRL with a 10 points' advantage. The second-best of the day was Max Haenssler SUI finishing 2 and 3, moving up on rank 7 overall.
Martina Reino Cacho ESP is new on top of the Radial-Girls, as Haddon Hughes USA descended on rank 2 after a medium day. Monika Mikkola FIN stays on the 3rd place. Maud Jayet SUI had a good day moving up again on the 4th position with the day ranks 3 and 9. a medal remains still in sight in the last four races left.
All ranking lists, the report of the day and the video of the day.
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (Image © Andrea Pisapio)
The Laser U21 Europeans on Lake Garda continued yesterday with two races. Not only two British but three are now fighting on top of the Lasers Standard, as Jack Wetherell GBR, day ranks 1 and 3 advanced on rank 3 overall. Elliot Hansen GBR replaced Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR on top. The Gold-Fleet as from today.
No changes on top of the Lasers Radial: Pinar Kaynar TUR leads ahead of Daphne Van der Vaart NED and Niki Blässar FIN.
The event website with all ranking lists.
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
The Qualification Series for Gold and Silver in Ireland ended yesterday with two races sailed in a 15-18 kn breeze and sunshine. Enzo Balanger FRA is now on top in the Boys' fleet, 14 points ahead of Pablo Lujan ESP and Kasper Nordenram SWE on equal points.
Iset Segura ESP extended her lead in the Girls' fleet on 9 points. Ebru Bolat ROM moved up on rank 2, Olivia Belda BRA is new on rank 3 in the Goldfleet.
All results and the daily report.
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
The North-American Optimist Championship in Puerto Vallarte MEX at the Mexican Pacific Coast ended yesterday with one last Gold- and Silverfleet race. The outstanding Jodie Lai SIN earned the title with a 13 points advantage on Ivan Shestopalov USA. The Bronze medal went to Benjamin Fuenzalida CHI. Here the results.
All results and the event website.
Thursday, July 17, 2014   
The Moth UK National Championship at Hayling Island began yesterday as tune-up for the Foiler Moth Worlds taking place at the same venue as from next weekend. Two races were sailed in a light 6-10 kn breeze and the favorites are already on top of the rankings. Chris Rashley GBR, Josh McKnight AUS and Michael Lennon GBR share the lead with the day ranks 1 and 2. Scott Babbage AUS and Nathan Outteridge AUS follow on the ranks 4 and 5. Paul Goodison GBR, Laser Olympic Champion 2008 or the 2012 Olympics Laser Radial 4th-ranked Annalise Murphy IRL are on the entry list, as well as a number of 49er top sailors.
The results and the report.
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
The North-American Optimist Championship in Puerto Vallarte MEX at the Mexican Pacific Coast ended yesterday with one last Gold- and Silverfleet race. The outstanding Jodie Lai SIN earned the title with a 13 points advantage on Ivan Shestopalov USA. The Bronze medal went to Benjamin Fuenzalida CHI. Max Wallenberg SUI followed on rank 53, Nicholas Davies SUI rank 58, both sailing in the Goldfleet. Here the results. Jannik Brunner SUI finished 23rd in the Silverfleet (= 72nd overall), Jann Schüpbach SUI 50th (= 108th overall).
All results, the event website and the weblog of the Swiss team.
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (Image © Marc Turner)
British summer weather with rain-sun-rain-sun ... and a variable wind between 12 and 28 kn on the third day of the FD-Worlds at the Scottish Largs. Adding two more race wins, the defending champions Majthenyi/Domokos HUN are on a safe way to secure the Worlds title again. Kramer/Geelkerken NED and Lüdtke/Schäfer GER remain the clostest rivals. The results and the daily report.
Thursday, July 17, 2014   
The 420 Intervela on lake Garda ended yesterday with another three races. The clearly leading Pincherle/Basharzad ITA won prematurely and could remain ashore during the last race. Carlotta Omari/Francesca Russo ITA, best Girls' team, finished 2nd. The results.
International Sailing – Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)
The 470 European Championship ended yesterday with the Medal Races, sailed in a 15 kn breeze.
Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS defended their lead on top of the Open Championship rankings, while Luke Patience/Ryan Willis GBR on rank 2 take the European Champion's title. Winning the Medal Race, Matthias Schmid/Florian Reichstädter AUT advanced on rank 3 (Silver in the Europeans), Sime Fantela/Igor Marenic CRO on the 4th place earn the Europeans' Bronze medal.
Even a Europeans title for Austria was achieved in the 470 Women with Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT defending their lead in the Medal Race against Hanna Mills/Saskia Clarke GBR and Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL. Tina Mrak/Veronica Macarol SLO. 5th and 3rd-best European team earned Bronze.
The results, the final report and the Communiqué of the successful Austrian Sailing Federation.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
The seabreeze filled in late but strong enough to sail the two races accoring to the program.
Finishing 2 and 6, Seafra Guilfoyle IRL was again the best of the day in the Radial Boys, extending his lead on 6 points. Martin Lowy BRA is new on 2nd at equal points with Patrick Bech DEN and Ryan Lo SIN. Only one point behind follows the Youth European Champion Joel Rodriguez ESP, winning his first race yesterday.
And the Spanish Team was twice in front in the Radial Girls as well with Martina Reino Cacho ESP, who advanced on rank 2 overall. Haddon Hughes USA stays on to 5 points ahead. Valentina Balbi ITA progressed on rank 3, closely followed by Monika Mikkola FIN. Julia Kuehn GER on rank 5 and Maud Jayet SUI are already at quite some distance from the leading group. The same is true for Marie Barrué FRA, another favorite, who had a bad day with a disqualification and dropped on rank 9.
Alle ranking lists, the report of the day and the video of the day.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © Edgar Andre)
The 367 participants were kept waiting for a long-time yesterday, as the seabreeze filled in lightly late in the afternoon only allowing a first start at 16 hrs CET. Nevertheless, the planned two to three races could be completed with the last boat coming ashore after 21 hrs CET !
Ibuki Koizumi/Kotaro Matsuo JPN defended their lead in the 420 Boys with another race win, but also their closest opponents Mohammad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz MAS booked a first place. Hippolyte Macchetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA advanced on rank 3. 32 teams. New leaders in the 420 Girls are Therese Dahnke/Birte Winkel GER finishing twice on rank 2. Silvia Mas/Marta Davila ESP follow 2 points back, while de Chilean Silver medalist 2013 Nadja Horwitz/Carmina Malsch CHI advanced on the 3rd position. 27 teams. In the 29ers, Brice Yrieix/LoÏc Fischer FRA are new on top after two race wins, ahead of Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA and Yann Thierry D'Argrenlieu/Nathan Bradley HKG. French is the lead also in the SL16-catamarans with Louis Flament/Charles Dorange FRA. Jordi and Ruben Booth ESP 7 points behind are on rank 2, Kim Vidal/Antonio Lopes BRA follow on rank 3. The strong Windsurfing nations dominate at these ISAF Youths as well. Leader in the RS:X Boys is Yael Paz ISR in front of Mattia Camboni ITA and Radoslav Furmanski POL, in the Girls, Stefaniya Elfutina RUS is on the first place closely followed by Shi Hongmai HKG and Marta Maggetti ITA. On top of the Nations' ranking is now Spain ahead of France and the USA. 67 nations.
All ranking lists, the report of the day and the video of the day.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © Andrea Pisapio)
Two races were sailed again on Lake Garda at the Laser U21 European Championships, Standard and Radial.
Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR took the lead in the Lasers Standard with the day ranks 2 and 4 ahead of the tied Elliot Hansen GBR and Hermann Tomasgaard NOR. Nils Theuninck SUI advanced on rank 22, after discarding his premature start from day 1.
Pinar Kaynar TUR was again best of the day in the Laser Radial fleet extending her lead on Daphne Van der Vaart NED on 6 points. Niki Blässar FIN advanced on rank 3. Andrea Nordquist SUI is now 32nd among the 55 participants.
The report of the day, the ranking lists and the event website.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © DR)
Two races were sailed again on day two of the Optimist European Championship on the Dublin Bay waters in challenging conditions.
The new leader in the Boys is Kasper Nordenram SWE, finishing twice on 2nd in his group. Enzo Balanger FRA from Guadeloupe follows on rank 2. The 3rd-ranked Pablo Lujan ESP is already 7 points behind.
In the Girls category, Iset Segura ESP is now on top ahead of Josephine Akesson SWE and Olivia Belda BRA at equal points.
All ranking lists and the daily report.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO)
While the teams loaded their M34 yachts on trucks for the transport to the Mediterranean Sea yesterday, the organising authorities updated the official website with summaries on the first part of the Tour de France à la Voile 2014. As expected, the professional teams dominated the competition, but it is not the winner of last year's Tour and clear favorite 'Groupama', who is leading, but the runner-up of last year 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA. For the second half of the race, Franck Cammas FRA will take the helm of 'Groupama' returning from his Olympic campaign at the Nacra-17 European Championship last week. The overall rankings, the Special Rankings 'Parcours téchnique', the report and the videos.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
The North American Optimist Championship continued yesterday with the individual races, and the dominance of the Singapore sailors even increased after their Team Racing victory. Lai SIN stays on top, Samuel Neo SIN is new on rank 2 while Ryon Lo SIN is now 3rd. Ivan Shestopalov USA lost one place and is 4th.
The results, the event website and the weblog of the Swiss Team.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © DR)
Light winds prevailed yesterday at the FD Worlds in Scotland after the windy first day. Not quite so convincing, but still on top are Majtheniy/Domokos HUN ahead of Kramer/Geelkerken NED and Lüdtke/Schäfers GER. At equal points follow on rank 4 Bojsen-Möller/Bojsen-Möller DEN. Aichholzer/Zingerle AUT progressed on the 5th place thanks to a race win. The results and the daily report.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   
The 420 Intervela continued yesterday afternoon in a well-established Ora with two races. Leaders with a 7 points' advance before the last races today are Pincherle/Besharzad ITA. 2nd is the first Girls' team Carlotta Omari/Francescha Russo ITA. Romero/Fermin ARG dropped on rank 3 after a premature start. The results and the daily report (in Italian).
International Sailing – Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   (Image © Nikos Alevromytis)
The Final Series ended yesterday with two races, and today, the Medal Races are on the program. But some decisions are already firm: Luke Patience/Elliott Willis GBR 2nd overall are the best-ranked European team and earn the European Champion's title. The Brits could even move on first overall overtaking Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS 9 points ahead of them. Three teams will fight for Bronze: Jonas and Niklas Lindgren FIN are 4 points ahead of Sime Fantela/Igor Marenic CRO, and Matthias Schmid/Florian Reichstädter AUT another 2 points behind remain also good for a medal in the double-points-no-discard Medal Race.
The medal winners in the 470 women are already known, and the cruicial Medal Race today will decide who gets what medal. On pole position are Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT 8 points ahead of Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL. Hanna Mills/Saskia Clarke GBR 4 points behind the New Zealanders can still earn Silver.
The ranking lists, the report and the videos.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   (Image © Neuza aires pereira)
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira POR - record size with 367 participants form 67 nations - began yesterday with good conditions, i.e. sun and a 12-15 kn wind.
Ibuki Koizumi/Kotaro Matsuo JPN, day ranks 1 and 2, have taken the lead in the 420 Boys, ahead of Faizal/Syukri MAS and Pereira/Macedo POR. Silvia Mas-Depares/Marta Davila ESP are on top of a level 420-Girls fleet, followed by Dahnke/Winkel GER 2nd and Romaniuk/Goralska POL 3rd. Haddon Hughes USA began the Laser Radial Girls' regatta with the ranks 1 and 2 and has already a 5 points' advance on Maud Jayet SUI, closely followed by two other favorites Monika Mikkola FIN and Marie Barrué FRA. Joint leaders in the Radial Boys are Seafra Guilfoyle IRL and Patrik Bech DEN, with Martin Howy BRA as 3rd. The 29ers sailed three races and D'Agrenlieu/Bradley SIN lead ahead of Yrieix/Fischer FRA and Somerville/McHardy NZL. The best SL-catamaran teams after three races are Vidal/Lopes BRA 1st ahead of Flament/Dorange FRA and Booth/Booth ESP. Yael Paz ISR in the Boys and Imogen Sills GBR in the Girls are first in the RS:X-windsurfers. On top of the Nations Rankings is France, followed by England and the USA.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the video of the day.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   
The U21 Laser Radial and Standard Youth European Championship began yesterday on Lake Garda in a well established Ora breeze. Leader after two races is Hermann Tomasgaard DEN ahead of Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR and Elliot Hansen GBR. 111 participants. The Standard rankings.
First in the U21-Radial-Girls is Kanar Pinar TUR ahead of Line Flem-Höst DEN and Niki Blässar FIN. 55 participants. The Radial rankings.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO)
The first half of the TdF at the French North-West Coast ended yesterday with a 11 miles' coastal race. 'Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel' with Nicolas Troussel FRA was first, while the overall leader 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA finishing 2nd extended her lead on 'Groupama' slightly. Today, the M34-yachts will be loaded on trucks to be transported to Roses ESP at the Mediterranean Sea, where the second part of the Tour will begin on Friday.
The overall rankings, the reports and the videos.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   
The Optimist European Championship 2014 began yesterday in the bay of Dublin IRL with up to 20 kn wind. First in the 153 boats' Boy fleet, split in three groups, is Jacob Ahlers GER with the day ranks 1 and 3. Iagor Franco BRA and Campbell Patton BER follow on the ranks 2 und 3. The ranking list Boys.
Josephine Akesson SWE is first on top of the Girls followed by Iset Segura ESP and Sedef Sener TUR. 101 participants. The ranking list Girls.
The official report and the event website.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   
During the past two days, the Team Racing competition was on the program at Puerto Vallarta. Teams from the USA occupy all 3 podiums' places. Here the results. The final of the non-North Americans was won by Singapore, followed by Chile and Switzerland. 16 teams competed. The results.
Today, the individual ranking regatta continues with Jodie Lai SIN and Ryan Kwak SIN having dominated so far.
The individual results and the event-website.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   
The Flying Dutchman World Championship began yesterday in Scotland with two races sailed in a fresh up to 25 kn breeze. The defending champions Majthenyi/Domokos HUN have already taken the lead with two bullets, followed by Kramer/Gelkerken NED and Bojsen-Möller/Bojsen Möller DEN. The results and the event website.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   
The 420 Intervela on Lake Garda began yesterday with three races sailed in a good Ora breeze. First leaders are Augustin Romero/Jacob Fermin ARG, 6 points ahead of Pincherle/Bashrarzad ITA. 43 teams participate. The results.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   
Winner of Act 4 of the Melges 20 European Sailing Series after two race days and 6 heats completed on Lake Garda ITA is Guido Miani ITA (tactics Gabriele Benussi ITA) followed by Vincenzo Onorato ITA (with Malcom Page AUS) 2nd and Roberto Martinez ITA (with Riccardo Simoneschi ITA) 3rd. Russ Lucas USA (with Harry Melges USA) as 4th missed the podium by 4 points. 41 teams from 9 nations participated.
The rankings, the final report and the video.
International Sailing – Monday, July 14, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014   
Both fleets sailed two races in a moderate seabreeze filling in late in the afternoon, and inspite of their 'modest' results - ranks 5 and 9 - Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS kept the first position 11 points ahead of Luke Patience/Elliott Willis GBR, now 2nd as best of the day, and Sime Fantela/Igor Marenic CRO advancing on rank 3. The ranks 7 (Schmid/Reichstätter) to 11 (McNay/Hughes USA) are separated by 9 points, and the fight for the Medal Race qualification today will be tight.
A leader change occurred in the women's fleet, where Hannah Mills/Saskia Clark GBR replaced Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT on top with a one point's lead. Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL, best of the day on 3rd overall, reduced the gap to the first place on 6 points.
All results, the daily report and the videos.
Monday, July 14, 2014   (Image © Mick Anderson)
The European Championship of the Olympic skiff classes ended yesterday with the Medal Races sailed in a 16-18 kn breeze. The three stadium-sailing races by class in a closed 750x350m zone asked the teams for full efforts.
Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL defended their no-loss status since the Olympics 2012 and defended their title ahead of Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER and Dylan Fletcher/Allan Sign GBR. On the loosing side were the Olympic Champions Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen AUS, dropping on rank 4 after a capsize, only 0,6 points behind the Bronze Medal.
The 49erFX Europeans ended with exactly the same podium as in the year before: Ida-Marie Baad-Nielsen/Marie Thusgard DEN defended the title ahead of Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA and Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL at equal points.
The final report with all rankings and the videos.
Monday, July 14, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO)
The TdF continued yesterday with two short races sailed off Roscoff FRA in a 10-15 kn breeze. 'Courrier Dunkerque' with mit Daniel Souben FRA remained on top overall, but 'Groupama 34' with Fabien Henry FRA reduced the points gap to rank 1 again in the prevailing difficult conditions with strong currents. 'Team OmanSail' of Sidney Gavignet FRA reclaimed rank 3. The reports, the rankings and the videos.
Monday, July 14, 2014   
After defeating Johnnie Berntsen SWE in the Semi Final, Eric Monnin SUI and his team met Simone Ferrarese ITA in the Finals, the Italians they defeated in Round Robin. But this time, Ferrarese had the upper hand and took the European title ahead of the Swiss and Johnnie Berntson SWE winning the Petite Final. The report (poln.) with results.
Monday, July 14, 2014   (Image © Icarus Media)
The ISAF President Carlo Croce ITA opened yesterday the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2014 in Portugal, where the record-number of 67 nations will participate. Today at 12 hrs UTC, the start to the first races, commented over Live-Blog, will be given. The event website including the entry lists.
Monday, July 14, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
Yesterday, Team Racing was on the program of the North American Optimist Championship, but the official website does not contain any information.
First in the individual rankings after two days is Jodie Lai SIN.
Monday, July 14, 2014   
The Optimist European Championship begins today in Dun Laoghaire near Dublin with 153 boys from 43 nations and 4 continents, and 101 girls from 37 nations on the entry lists.
Racing can be followed continuously over GPS-tracking, beginning at 12 hrs UTC today. The official bulletin.
Monday, July 14, 2014   
No racing on the last day of the Finn Niederhorn Trophy Regatta on Lake Thoune, counting for the ISAF World Ranking list. The passing depression fronts disturbed the normal thermal breeze, and during the past three days, only 5 races have been completed. Christoph Christen YCB finished first 12 points in front of Peter Kilchenmann TYC and Andreas Friderich TYC. 32 Finns from 5 nations participated. The results.
International Sailing – Sunday, July 13, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014   
The breeze in Athens has been fresh (18-20 kn) for the first time since the begin of the 470 European Championship. The 470 men sailed their first Final Series races in a Gold- and Silverfleet, while the 470 women continued in one big 55 boats' fleet.
Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS dominated the fleet with two race wins and with an advance of 28 points on the second-ranked, there is no doubt, that the Aussies will collect another title. Jonas and Niklas Lindgren FIN remained on the second place inspite of modest results (24/7). Onan Barreiros/Juan Curbelo ESP follow on rank 3.
A leader change happened in the 470 women after yesterday's three races. Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT moved on top with the day ranks 1/2/8 closely followed by the Olympic Silver medalists Hannah Mills/Saskia Clark GBR. Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL on 3rd are alreadx 10 points behind.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the videos.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (Image © Mick Anderson)
The Olympic skiffs terminated their Final Series races yesterday in a perfect 15-18 kn wind, and today, the Medal Races will decide on the final outcome. The class championship rules required three ultra-short speed races, and therefore everything is open in the composition of the podiums. At present, New Zealand leads in the male and female skiff classes.
Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL, the World Champions, won again two races yesterday and lead with an advantage of 11 points on Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen AUS. Fletcher/Sign GBR 3rd, Heil/Plössel GER 4th, Dyen/Christidis FRA 5th and even Delle-Karth/Resch AUT as 7th will have a say.
Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL have a one point's lead before the 49erFX Medal Race, but Ida-Marie Baad/Marie Thusgaard DEN and Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA follow very closely and nothing has been decided yet.
The official daily report with links to the rankings and the videos. The Medal Races today can be followed live on the Internet as from 13 hrs CET.ertragen.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (Image © Laurens Morel)
The European Championship of the Olympic 'Mixed Catamarans' Nacra 17 ended yesterday with the Medal Race. Iker Martinez/Tara Pacheco ESP made the triumph complete winning this final heat and collected their first big win in the new Olympic class. The World Ranking nbr 1 Vittorio Bissaro/Silvia Sicouri ITA and the World Champions Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA earned Silver and Bronze.
The final rankings and the event website.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
The third leg from Granville to Roscoff ended by midnight. In a 10-20 kn wind, 'Groupama' with Fabien Henry FRA and 'Courrier Dunkerque' with Daniel Souben FRA were matchracing during hours along the most rocky French coast full of currents. Only at the last waypoint before the arrival, 'Groupama' succeeded to keep 'Courrier Dunkerque' a few boats lenghts behind, and to reduce the gap on the still leading opponent. 'Oman Sail' with Sydney Gavignet FRA regained the 3rd rank overall.
The daily report, the results and the videos.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   
Eric Monnin SUI won the Match Racing Europeans Round Robin, sailed in a fresh breeze, with 9-2 w/l and qualified directly for the Semi Finals, where he choose Johnnie Berntsson SWE as opponent. Simone Ferrarese ITA and Tomas Basic CRO sail the second Semi today. The Round Robin results, the event website and the short reports of Eric Monnin.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (Image © Matias Capizzano)
Only one race was sailed on the second day of the North American Optimist Championship, as thunderstorms over the main land inhibitied the seabreeze. With a race win in her group, Jodie Lay SIN replaced her team mate Ryan Kwok SIN on top. Ivan Shestopalov USA remained on rank 3. 175 participants.
The results, the event website and the report of the Swiss Team.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (Image © Max Ranchi)
The 4th Act of the Melges European Sailing Series began on Lake Garda yesterday with three races. With 41 teams from 9 nations and 3 continents, this is the largest event of this new class in Europe. Dario Levi ITA and his team are the clear leaders with a 1/1/3 result sheet. Guido Miani MON (tactics Gabriele Benussi ITA) and Achille Onorato ITA (with the Olympic Champion Malcom Page AUS) follow on the ranks 2 and 3. The ranking list, the report and the event website.
Sunday, July 13, 2014   (Image © Pepe Hartmann)
While the centerboard and multihulls sailed their second race day, the X-99 terminated their Goldcup (winner Martin Christiansen GER and his team) and the O-Yoles their German Championship (winner Wolfgang Höfener GER).
In the 420s, José Ruiz/Fernando Davila ESP won the race 4-6 and lead 7 points ahead of Löwe/Kirschbaum GER. Bogacki/Dehne GER in the 5o5, Thilo Keller GER in the A-Cats or Sebastian Schmidt GER in the Finns are some of the interim's leaders of the 15 classes in total.
 
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