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International Sailing – Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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A moderate seabreeze around 12 kn prevailed on the third day of the 470 Junior Worlds, and the Goldfleet sailed two races, both won by the defending champions Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan FRA, extending their overall lead. New on rank 2 are now Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER, closely followed by David Charles/Alex Charles ESP on 3rd. The women sailed three heats with the former 420 ISAF Youth World Champion Benedetta Di Salle ITA and Alessandra Dubbini ITA as crew finishing 2/2/1 and taking the overall lead with a 19 points' advance on Jessica Lavery/Megan Brickwood GBR on rank 2. New are Maria Bozi/Rafailina Klonaridou GRE moving up on 3rd on their home waters.
The rankings and the daily report. The video of day 3 will be posted during the day.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   (Image © Fred Hoffmann)
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Moderate winds prevailed also on the second day of th Rio Sailing Week and all races were completed according to program.
Josh Junior NZL won both races in the Finns extending his overall lead. Pieter-Jan Postma NED and the surprising Gong Lel CHN (yesterday 2/2) follow at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. New on top of the Lasers Radial are Alison Young GBR together with the Erika Reineke USA at equal points. Evi Van Acker BEL moved up on rank 3. Sam Meech NZL is now the only leader in the Lasers Standard, one point ahead of Tom Burton AUS. Matthew Wearn AUS is now 3rd. Leader change in the Nacra 17 where Santiago Lange/Cecilia Saroli ARG took over rank 1 with the day ranks 2/2/1, ahead of Thomas Zajac/Tanja Frank AUT and Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP.
All results, the daily news (in Portuguese) and the event website.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   
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Act 6 of the Moth Eurocup 2015 was sailed over the past weekend on the Walchensee GER. On Friday, three races were completed on a sunny day with a well established thermal breeze. On the Saturday, the frontal system arrived and the wind increased on over 30 kn during the second race of the day so that racing had to be cancelled for the day. On Sunday, the thermal breeze was back and five good heats were sailed in a 14 to 18 kn wind.
The outstanding winner was Chris Rast SUI with 7 bullets and two 2nd ranks, followed by Max Mäge GER and Christian Schönleitner AUT. 34 Moths from 5 nations particpated.
The report and the overall rankings of the Eurocup with 123 Moths registered so far.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   
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The Techno-293 European Championship in Lithuania has been on for three days now, and this year again, this event of the most popular windsurfing youth class has attracted a big number of young windsurfers in different age categories. The rankings in the largest fleet with 77 starters from 17 nations and 3 continents with large delegations from Israel and France, the U-15-Boys, have Fabien Pianazza FRA leading ahead of Yun Pouliquen FRA and Tomer Vardimon ISR.
All other rankings (7 categories in total).
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   
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Another windy day on the Ammersee with 3-6 Bft for the German Optimist Championship allowing to complete again 3 races.
Daniela Bartelheimer GER, age 13, dominated again yesterday and has now won 5 of the 6 races sailed so far. Klemen Semelbauer SLO and Cecimo Zahn GER are on the ranks 2 and 3. The consolidated ranking list has not yet been published on the event website. Here the daily news (PDF).
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   
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Another windy day on the Ammersee with 3-6 Bft for the German Optimist Championship allowing to complete again 3 races.
Daniela Bartelheimer GER, age 13, dominated again yesterday and has now won 5 of the 6 races sailed so far. Klemen Semelbauer SLO and Cecimo Zahn GER are on the ranks 2 and 3. The consolidated ranking list has not yet been published on the event website, and therefore the results of the Swiss sailors are not yet known. Here the daily news (PDF).
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   
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The flying AC-45 catamarans attracted a huge crowd in Portsmouth during the past weekend. The easy hovering is always astonishing. Paul Campbell-James GBR, wing trimmer of Ben Ainslie's 'BAR Racing Team', explains in detail in an 8-minutes' video, how the cat has to be driven for an optimal and safe flying.
International Sailing – Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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The 470 Junior World Championship 2015 in Thessaloniki GRE continued yesterday with two races, the men concluding herewith the Qualifier Series for the Gold- and Silverfleets. The women continue the Championship in one fleet.
The new leaders are Balázs Gyapjas/Zsombor Gyapjas HUN at equal points with Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan FRA, 2 points ahead of David Charles/Alex Charles ESP. Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER on 4th remain in the race for Medals.
Three teams share the lead in the women's fleet: 1st (thanks winning the last race as best of the day) are Maëlenn Lemaitre/Aloïse Retornaz FRA, followed by Jessica Lavery/Megan Brickwood GBR and Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA on the 2nd and 3rd place.
All ranking lists, the event facebook page as well as the event website, where the video of the day will be posted during the morning.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   (Image © Fred Hoffmann)
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Yesterday, the Olympic Classes International Sailing Week began on the Olympic waters of Rio de Janeiro and two to three races were sailed by class.
First leader in the Finns after two heats is Josh Junior NZL with a 1 point advance. The surprise so far is the 4th interim's place of Gong Lel CHN, a name that never appeared in the top group of Finn sailors. Leading in the Lasers Radial is Odile Ginaid BRA ahead of Erika Reinecke USA. The Olympic medalists Evi Van Acker BEL and Marit Bouwmester NED are on the positions 7 and 8 after two races. The trio Tom Burton AUS, Matthew Wearn AUS an Sam Meech NZL share the lead in the Lasers Standard after two races. Thomas Zajac/Tanja Franck AUT and Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP are on top of the Nacra-17 at equal points.
All ranking lists and the event website and the daily report in Portuguese.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   
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The different World- and Continental Championships of the past weeks did not have a major influence on the ISAF World Ranking Lists. The most important move up made Ricardo Santos BRA, winning the PanAm-Games in the RS:X men windsurfers. In the Lasers Standard, Nick Thompson GBR advanced on rank 3 after his World Champion victory.
The Match-Race Worldranking lists have been publlished a few days ago. Ian Williams GBR replaced Taylor Canfield ISV on top of the rankings. Eric Monnin SUI remains on the 3rd place.
All ranking lists and the ISAF report.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   
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A mix of weather conditions prevailed during the first 40 race hours of the 5-Day-Race from calms to fresh winds exceeding 20 kn, from sun to rain. This morning, the fleet had completed a full rounding of the Lake and is now approaching Geneve. The second passage of the Geneva buoy will probably be by noon. Some leader changes happened. On position one during quite some time, Jean-Pascal and Francine Chatagny lost this place with a repair stop in Evian, and Pierre Girod/Edouard Kessi were first for some time. But Loïc Forestier/Bruno Engel are now again the leaders.
The race viewer, thedaily report and the latest ranking list.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   
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The German Optimist Championship 2015 began yesterday on the Ammersee in a 4 to 6 bft breeze.
Daniela Bartelheimer GER won all three races of her group and is the overall leader ahead of Roko Mohr GER and Klemen Semelbauer SLO. 203 starters from 10 nations, among them Optimist sailors from India and Canada.
The interim's rankings, der [the=83235__14-_14deutsche_14meisterschaft.pdf]news[/DOK] and the event website.
International Sailing – Monday, July 27, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015   (Image © Yvan Zedda)
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Extreme winds forced the cancellation of racing at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Portsmouth on Sunday. The upper wind limit to race for the AC-45 is 25 kn. How hazardous racing with these foiler catamarans with top speeds above 40 kn can be is shown on a Trainings-Video of Ben Ainslie's GBR 'BAR-Racing Team'.
With no racing to close out the weekend, the results from Saturday - ranks 1 and 2 - stand, meaning that 'BAR-Racing Team' is the winner of the first event of the 35th America's Cup cycle. 'Team NZL' with Peter Burling NZL folllows one point behind on 2nd, the America's Cup holder 'Oracle' with James Spithill had to content themselves with rank 3. On rank 4 follows Franck Cammas FRA on 'Groupama Team France'.
The ranking list and the report.
Monday, July 27, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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A moderate seabreeze between 8 and 12 kn prevailed on the first day of the 470 Junior World Championship in Thessaloniki yesterday, and the men and women fleets completed three, resp. two races.
Leader among the the 60 teams from 25 nations and 5 continents are Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA with two race wins in their group, ahead of Enric Noguera/Pedro Terrones ESP and Balázs Gyapjas/Zsombor Gyapjas HUN.
The women (42 teams, 16 nations, 4 continents) completed two races and the superior leaders are Carmen and Julia Davila ESP. Here their video interview. Nadja Horwitz/Sofia Middleton CHI follows on rank 2, aëlenn Lemaitre/Aloïse Retornaz FRA on rank 3.
All ranking lists and the event website, where racing can be followed during the day via live ticker. The video of the day .
Monday, July 27, 2015   
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Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Hamburg GER ended yesterday with five races, three of them won by 'The Wave - Muscat' of Leigh McMillan GBR moving on top of the rankings in a furious final, and extending his lead in the overall classificstions with this third victory of the season. The Russian 'Gazprom' with Phil Robertson NZL follows on second, her best result so far. 'SAP' with Jes Gram-Hansen DEN defended the third position just one point ahead of 'Red Bull' of Hans-Peter Steinacher AUT.
The report and the results.
Monday, July 27, 2015   (Image © Fabio Staropoli)
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The Open Bic European Championship on Lake Gerda ended yesterday and all three fleets completed 8 race in perfect conditions.
In the U-13-rankings (40 participants/9 nations), Magnus Frohmann GER won the family duel against his brother Lennart GER with one point. Julien Bunel FRA followed on 3rd, Timo Van Roomen SUI is 10th. Three Italians are ahead in the U16-rankings (80 participants/7 nations) with Federico Zampiccoli ITA, Filippo Vincis ITA and Leonardo Chiste ITA. Natalia Kuczys POL on rank 5 is the best girl. Florin Van Roomen SUI is on the remarkable 9th place.
The event website with all ranking lists and the videos.
Monday, July 27, 2015   
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During the past week on Lake Garda, several Hobie-Cat types sailed their European Championships. For the Hobie 14s, it was the World Championship with Dodds/Blaine RSA as winners ahead of Warren-Myers/Georgia AUS and Warren-Myers/Fletcher NZL. 31 teams from 10 nations and 4 continents particpated. The ranking list.
For the results of the Hobie 16s and the Hobie Dragoons, click on the ranking lists.
International Sailing – Sunday, July 26, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015   
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Sun and a 12 kn breeze offered a perfect setting for the inaugural foiling AC-45 America's Cup World Series Regatta in Portsmouth with Cup holder and the five challengers. Ben Ainslie GBR and his 'BAR-Team' have taken the lead after two races finishing 1 and 2, one point ahead of 'Team New Zealand' with Peter Burling NZL and 'Oracle' with James Spithill AUS on 3rd (ranks 2 and 4). 'Groupama' with Franck Cammas FRA follows on 4th.
The report and the ranking list. To watch the video replay of day one, registration on the event website ist required. Today's races will be covered live on the Internet as from 12 h UTC.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   
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Yesterday, the final race to decide on the 420 World Championship titles for both genders was sailed in Japan a 12 kn breeze.
Marta Garrido/María Jesus Dávila ESP have been clearly ahead in the 60-boats' Girls fleet before the last race already, and won the title with a 23 points advantage on Charlotte Yven/Marine Riou FRA. Misaki Tanaka/Sena Takano JPN earned the Bronze medal.
Gold for Japan in the Open/Boys' rankings with Daichi Takayama/Syota Nakano ahead of Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA 2nd. Bronze went to Gregor Calum/Hugo Christensson HKG. The best European team were Vasilios Gourgiotis/Epameinondas Orestis Batsis GRE on the 4th place at equal points with the Bronze medalists from Hongkong. The U-17 Worlds title went to Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA, followed by Aggelos Arvanitis/Theofanis Kanakaris GRE and Carlos Balaguer/Ignacio Balaguer ESP.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   (Image © Luis Fraguas)
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The Laser Radial Youth European Championship in Portugal ended yesterday with two races, with no changes on the podium.
European Youth Champions after 12 races are in the Girls Maria Erdi HUN and in the Boys Jamie Calder GBR. The remaining podium places go in Boys fleet to Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA and Jack Cookson GBR, in the Girls fleet to Magdalena Kwasna POL and Silvia Morales ESP.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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The Tour-de-France à la Voile 2015, sailed on new one-design multihulls with a new format, ended yesterday with the 9th and last Act in Nizza at the Côte d'Azur. No wind in the morning and a fresh breeze aroung 30 kn in the afternoon did not permit to start the short races. The interim's leader 'Spindrift' with Xavier Revil FRA steering is therefore the Tour winner 2015 at equal points with 'Groupama' (Pierre Pennec FRA/Franck Cammas FRA), leader during the whole competition, who had to content herself with rank 2. 'CombiWest' with Frédéric Guilmin FRA follows on rank 3.
The final results, the daily report and the videos ...among other the capsize of 'Engie' with Sébastien Rogues FRA.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   
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Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series 2015 continued yesterday on the Elbe river in a thundery weather with gusty winds. The show of the day came from 'SAP' (Jes Gram Hansen DEN), capsizing in the last race but nevertheless taking the overall lead after day 2. However, nothing has been decided yet as the Danes are before the last races today only one point ahead of 'The Wave - Muscat' (Leigh McMillan GBR), and also the Russian 'Gazprom' (Phil Robertson NZL) with a 6 points' backlog and 'Red Bull Sailing Team' (Hans-Peter Steinacher AUT) 7 points behind have still chances to move on top.
The report, the results and the video of the capsize on the event facebook page.
International Sailing – Saturday, July 25, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015   
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The Laser Standard and Radial European Championship in Aarhus DEN ended yesterday with two races sailed in moderate conditions.
In the Lasers Radial women, the title went to Tatiana Doszdowskaja BLR, as the longtime leading Alicia Cebrian ESP was completely out of track with her worst races (30/35) in the Championship and was therefore relegated on rank 2. Tuula Tenkanen FIN defended her 3rd place.
As best of the day with the ranks 1 and 3, Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED grasped Gold in the Lasers Standard, and as at the World Championship, Philipp Buhl GER earned the Silver Medal. Tonci Stipanovic CRO finished 3rd.
The 1st place of Marcin Rudawski POL in the Radial men was never in question. Leading during the whole week, he won with a 39 points' advance on Matthias De Loocke BEL. Zan Luka Zelko SLO won the Bronze Medal.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   (Image © Luis Fraguas)
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Again perfect sailing conditions in Portugal, allowing to complete 3 races. Finishing 2/3/2, Jamie Calder GBR moved on top of the Boys' Goldfleet, and his advance on Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA before the last races today is i9 points. Jack Cookson GBR on rank 3 is already 22 points behind rank 1.
Maria Erdi HUN defended her lead in the Girls' Goldfleet, but - thanks to the second discard - Magdalena Kwasna POL reduced the backlog on 2 points. Eva Morales ESP follows on the 3rd place with a 10 points' deficit on rank 2.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with the video of the day.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   
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The Laser 4.7 European Championship 2015 in Poland ended yesterday with two light-wind races.
In the Boys' fleet, Guido Gallinaro ITA jumped from rank 8 on the 1st place, winning the overall and the U16 Championships. 4 points behind, Alessandro Fornassari ITA on 2nd made the Italian success complete. Bronze went to Stijn Paardekooper NED.
An Italian double also with the Girls by Federica Cattarozzi ITA and - 7 points behind - Elisa Navoni ITA at equal poiints with the 3rd Carlota Sanchez ESP.
All ranking lists.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   (Image © Jun Hirai)
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The races at the 420 Worlds in Japan of this morning UTC will be crucial for the title.
After the two fresh-breeze races of yesterday, the wind in Karatsu JPN is around 14 kn today.
The best chances for the title in the Girls' fleet have Marta Garrido/María Jesus Dávila ESP, leading overall after yesterday's two races with a 16 points advance on Misaki Tanaka/Sena Takano JPN on 2nd. Marina Lefort/Lara Granier FRA on rank 3 are 10 points behind the 2nd. Four more teams down to rank 7 may still dream of a Medal.
12 points is the advantage of Daichi Takayama/Syota Nakano JPN on Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA, and Calum Gregor/Hugo Christensson HKG on 3rd are only one point back. The best Europeans just one point behind rank 3 are Vasilios Gourgiotis/Epameinondas Orestis Batsis GRE.
The U17 title will most probably go to Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA, as their advantage on Aggelos Arvanitis/Theofanis Kanakaris GRE is now 22 points.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day. The final decisions will fall this morning, to be followed live on the Internet ticker.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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Light winds of up to 9 kn and a strong tide current prevailed yesterday during the 7 Extreme Sailing Series races of Hamburg GER. Four times 2nd and a race win were good enough for the Russian 'Gazprom' with Phil Robertson NZL to take the overall lead 4 points ahead of the 'SAP Sailing Team' of Jes Gram-Hansen DEN on 2nd, closely followed by 'The Wave - Muscat' with Leigh McMillan GBR as 3rd.
The daily news and the ranking list.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   
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Today begins in Portsmouth GBR the first Round of the America's Cup World Series, with the America's Cup Defender 'Oracle' and all Challengers, lead by Ben Ainslie GBR and his 'BAR-Racing-Team', considered the hottest favorite by many experts. The preview. Racing will be transmitted live on the Internet as from 12 hrs UTC.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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Yesterday's light-wind coastal race of Nizza FRA has a major influence on the final outcome of the Tour de France 2015. 'Spindrift' with Xavier Revil FRA has taken the overall lead thanks to the win of yesterday's race, at equal points with 'Groupama' (Pierre Pennec FRA), and 'CombiWest' with Frédéric Guilmin FRA follows only 2 points behind.
The daily news, the ranking list and the videos.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   
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The Yngling World Championship 2015 in Norvay ended yesterday with two races. Lucas Lier DEN won the first race of the day to become premature World Champion, and therefore he watched the last race from the shore. Maarten Jamin NED and Lieuwe Gietema NED won Silver and Bronze.
The final rankings.
International Sailing – Friday, July 24, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015   
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A fresh 16 to 20 kn breeze allowed to sail the full program yesterday, and the situation is completely open in the Standards as well as the Radials before the last races today.
Philipp Buhl GER has taken the lead in the Lasers Standard after the two races of yesterday. Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED and the defending Champion Tonci Stipanovic CRO follow only one point behind on the ranks 2 and 3. With a 7 points' deficit on rank 4 is Nicholas Heiner NED 4. For the Dutch, not only the Euro Medals are of importance but even more the Olympia 2016 selection is at stake. A race within the race will therefore happen today to decide on the NED representation in Rio 2i016.
Alicia Cebrian ESP was again the best of the day in the Radial women and extended her lead on 11 points. Tuula Tenkanen FIN progressed on rank 2 thanks to a race win, but Tatiana Droszdowskaja BLR on 3rd is only 2 points behind. Anne-Marie Rindom DEN on 4th is 9 points behind a Medal.
In the Radial men, Marcin Rudawski POL remains on a track to the title. The only real opponent is Zan Luka Zelko SLO but he too is already 9 points behind. The 3rd Matthias Van de Loocke BEL is 27 points back.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, July 24, 2015   
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The very last race on a sunny Thursday in a moderate 10 kn breeze decided the 2015 Optimist European Championship in Wales.
Thomas Rice USA sailed his discard result but nevertheless, he remained on top of the Boys' Goldfleet. Wonn Kye Lee SIN follows on rank 2 and Aimilianos Monos GRE jumped on the podium on the last day, taking not only Bronze in the open rankings but above all the European Champion's title as first European. Matej Planinsic SLO on 4th and Cesare Barabino ITA on 6th take the European's Silver and Bronze Medala.
Sailing in the Girls' Goldfleet, Julia Minana ESP was the premature European Champion before the last race already. Ariadni Spanaki GRE defended the Silver Medal, Victoria Schultheis MLT took Bronze. The report with all ranking lists and the event website.
Friday, July 24, 2015   (Image © Luis Fraguas)
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The Laser Radial Youth European Championship in Portugal continued yesterday with the Final Series, and three races were completed. Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA defended his lead in the Boys' Goldfleet, 3 points ahead of Jack Cookson GBR on rank 2. The best of the day (4/3/3), Mateo Sammarco ITA, advanced on rank 3.
Maria Herdi HUIN, the best girl of the day (4/3/1), is the new leader in the Girls' Goldfleet, but only one point behind, Louise Cervera FRA remains in the title-race. Silvia Morales ESP and Mirthe Akkermann NED follow with a 7 pointa' backlog each on the ranks 3 and 4. All ranking lists. The daily report has not yet been posted on the event website.
Friday, July 24, 2015   
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Two more Final races were completed yesterday at the 4.7. Europeans in Poland and Stijn Paardekooper NED defended his first place in the Boys' Goldfleet. The best of the day (1/3) Pandelis Kyrpoglu GRE, advanced on rank 2 at 3 points behind the leader. Alessandro Fornassari ITA remained on rank 3, closely followed by a chasers' group for rank 3, as Dima Provolosky UKR on 4th is only 1 point back, and the backlog of Guido Gallinaro ITA on rank 8 is only 5 points.
Valeriya Lomatchenko RUS extended her advantage in the Girls' Goldfleet on 6 points, and leads at the same time in the U-16-rankings. New on position 2 is Mariia Kislukhina RUS and another 2 points back, Elisa Navoni ITA and Carlota Sanchez ESP share the 3rd rank.
The event website with all results.
Friday, July 24, 2015   (Image © Jun Hirai)
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Yesterday morning ended he 420 Worlds Qualification Series and during the afternoon, the Championship continued with the Final Series in a 10-12 kn breeze with some gusts of up to 22 kn in between.
Marta Garrido/María Jesus Dávila ESP won both races in the girls fleet and climbed on top of the rankings 12 points ahead of Misaki Tanaka/Sena Takano JPN. New on rank 3 are Charlotte Yven/Marine Riou FRA.
Change on top of the Boys' Goldfleet with Calum Gregor/Hugo Christensson HKG as first and Will Logue/Bram Brakman USA as 2nd with a 9 points' backlog. Only one point farther behind follow at equal points Felipe Diniz/Ivan Aranguren ARG and Daichi Takayama/Syota Nakano JPN on rank 3. Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA lead in the U-17 fleet.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Friday, July 24, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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Winner of the Marseille short race yesterday was - for the first time - 'PRB', with the Nacra-17 World Champion Billy Besson FRA replacing Vincent Riou FRA as helmsman.Finishing 5th, 'Groupama' with Pierre Pennec FRA extended the lead overall on 8 points. Today, the coastal race of the last TdF Act in Nizza is on the program.
The rankings, the daily news and the videos.
Friday, July 24, 2015   
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Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series began yesterday on the Elbe in Hamburg with seven races, sailed in a moderate 10 kn breeze. The favorites are already on the top posiions with 'The Wave - Muscat' (Leigh McMillan GBR) and 'SAP' (Jes Gram Hansen DEN). Surprising the 3rd place of the Russian 'Gazprom' with Phil Robertson NZL winning the last three heats and moving up on rank 3 overall.
The Rangliste und der daily news. Today's races can be followed live on the Internet.
Friday, July 24, 2015   
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It can even happen on Lake Garda, that there is no wind at all, and the H-Boat World Championship ended yesterday without racing. The Wednesday rankings become therefore final with Claus Hoj-Jensen DEN as World Champion, his fifth title. Dirk Stadler GER and Claus Hougaard DEN took Silver and Bronze.
The final rankings and the report.
Friday, July 24, 2015   
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Apparently, there was no racing at the Yngling Worlds in Norvay yesterday, as the ranking list remains unchanged this morning with Lucas Lier DEN leading with a 7 points advance on Maarten Jamin DEN after 8 races.
The ranking list and the event website (with no other news up-to-now).
International Sailing – Thursday, July 23, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015   
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Moderate, but unconstant winds prevailed yesterday on the Bay of Aarhus during the first Final Series races of the Lasers Radial and Standard European Championships.
Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED took the lead in the Lasers Standard with the day ranks 1 and 2, and Philipp Buhl GER advanced on the 2nd place with the ranks 1 and 5. Nicholas Heiner NED descended on rank 3 after a failed race (rank 27). To be noted, that these Europeans are part of the Olympia selections of the Dutch Laser team. Tonci Stipanovic CRO on 4th and Tobias Schadewaldt GER on 5th have still options for a Medal.
No change on top of the Radials women where Alicia Cebrian ESP defended the first position. New on rank 2 is the best of the day (3/5) Tatiana Droszdovskaja BLR, Tuula Tenkanen FIN is also new on rank 3, while the big-breeze specialist Sarah Gunni DEN descended on the 6th place.
No racing in the Radials men, where Marcin Rudawski POL is he clear leader ahead of Zan Luka Zelko SLO and Yasar Doga TUR.
The daily news and all ranking lists.
Thursday, July 23, 2015   
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Three races were sailed on the first day of the Optmist Europeans Final Series yesterday in a light wind. Julia Minana ESP is the premature Optimist Girls European Champion before the last races today. On the 2nd place, 22 points behind, is Ariadni Spanaki GRE, and with a 17 points' advance on Ellyn Tan SIN, the Silver Medal will be her's this evening.
The new leader in the Optimist Boys is Thomas Rice USA, 17 points ahead of Wonn Kye Lee SIN. Mateij Planinsic SLO on 3rd is the best European before the last races of today.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, July 23, 2015   (Image © Luis Fraguas)
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The Qualification Series of the Laser Radial Youth European Championship in Portugal ended yesterday with another two races sailed in a fresh 20 kn breeze. After the opening dsy with no racing due to a thick fog, and light winds on day 2, this was the day for big-breeze specislists and some modifications in the rankings occurred.
In the Radial Girls, Louise Cervera FRA leads with 1 point on the tied Hannah Andersohn GER and Carolina Albano ITA.
In the Radial Boys, Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA is on the first place with a 3 points' advantage on Kirill Evfimyevskiy RUS, Jamie Calder GBR and Liam Glynn IRL at equal points.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, July 23, 2015   
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The Final Series of the Laser 4.7 European Championship in Poland began yesterday in moderate winds around 10 kh with two races for each fleet.
Thanks to a race win, Stijn Paardekoper NED took the lead in the Boys' Goldfleet 15 points ahead of Ondur Mandalinci TUR. Alessandro Fornassari ITA, ranks 3 and 5 yesterday, advanced on rank 3, while the clear winner of the Qualification Series Alberto Tezza ITA dropped on the 4th place after finishing twice on rank 40 yesterday.
Two races were also sailed by the Girls, still together in one fleet, and Valeriya Lomatchenko RUS is the new leader by a small margin with Paula Lissorgues ESP 1 point and Carlota Sanchez ESP 3 points behind, and even Elisa Navoni ITA on 4th 4 points back has still an option on the title.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015   (Image © Jun Hirai)
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Three races were sailed yesterday in all fleets, and this morning, the 6th and last race of the Qualification Series was completed in Japan. After posting the Gold- and Silverfleet split, the program today will continue with the first Final Series regattas this afternoon.
Marta Garrido/Maria Jesus Davila ESP lead in the Girls' fleet with a 2 points' advance on Charlotte Yven/Marine Riou FRA. Mano Udagawa/Yuri Saito JPN follow on rank 3. In the Boys' fleet, Hiroaki Kato/Takuma Yoshinaga JPN defended their lead. New on the ranks 2 and 3 are Nikolaos Brilakis/Giorgos Karadimas GRE and Vasilios Gourgiotis/Epameinondas Orestis Batsis GRE. Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA are on the first place in the U17-rankings.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015   (Image © Loris Von Siebenthal)
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Jean-Pierre de Siebenthal SUI as skipper has put together an all-Swiss Romand Team for the C-Class Catamaran Little Cup off Geneve to be held in September 2015 with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI and Bryan Mettraux SUI as crew, Jean-Claude Vuithier SUI as coach, Tristan Mathez-Loic SUI as technical support. The Team Norgador catamaran is at the boatyard for the moment for some tuning. The main sponsor for this ambitious project has not yet been found ! Any contacts are very much welcome. Pls find more details on the Norgador website and the Team Norgador facebook page !
Thursday, July 23, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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The Marseille coastal race of the 2015 TdF was sailed yesterday in good conditions, and 'Groupama' with Pierre Pennec FRA came strongly back regaining the overall lead 3 points ahead of 'CombiWest' with Frédéric Guilmin FRA. For once, collisions influenced the outcome of the 20-miles-race, as the video of a heavy crash documents.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015   
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The H-Boat Worlds continued yesterday on Lake Garda with two light-wind races.
Claus Hoj-Jensen DEN extended his lead on 23 points with the day ranks 2 and 6, and he will certainly not loose the title in the last races today. The same is probablly true for Dirk Stadler GER on rank 2 with a 17 points' advantage on Claus Hougard DEN, as the Dane has to protect his Bronze Medal against Michael Collberg SWE.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015   
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Three races were sailed yesterday at the Yngling Worlds in Norvay. Lucas Lier DEN has taken the lead and has already a 7 points' advance on Jamin Maarten NED.
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International Sailing – Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015   
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Yesterday, the last two races to complete the Qualification Series were sailed in a fresh breeze around 20 kn responsible for a number of position changes.
The new leader in the Lasers Standard is Tonci Stipanovic CRO, winner of both races in his group. Nicholas Heiner NED and Philipp Buhl GER are the first challengers. A new name on top of the Radial women fleet as well, where Alicia Cebrian ESP replaced Sarah Gunni DEN, now together with Tuula Tenkanen FIN at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. The best of the day Gintare Scheidt LTU, day ranks 1 and 2, moved up on 4th overall. Only in the Radial men fleet, the top ranks remained unchanged. Marci Rudawski POL has now an 11 points' lead on Zan Luka Zelko SLO. Yasar Doga TUR follows on rank 3.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015   (Image © Alan Dop)
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The Qualification Series for the Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets ended yesterday with three races.
In the Boys fleet, the leading boats are still very close together after 6 races completed. Rory Harper GBR leads one point ahead of Thomas Westerhof NED, Thomas Rice USA and Wonn Kye Lee SIN follow another point back at equal points on the 3rd place.
Palma Cargo CRO, day ranks 1/1/3 is on the first position in the Girls fleet with a 5 points' lead on Julia Minana ESP. Karmen Perkovic CRO and Elyn Tan SIN lare on the ranks 3 and 4, but already with a deficit of 22 points.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015   
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The Qualification Series at the Laser 4.7 Europeans in Poland ended yesterday with two races. The Girls continue the Championship in one fleet, while the Boys fleet has now been split in Gold, Silver and Bronze for the Final Series starting today.
The Italians are the clear dominators in the 4.7 Boys. They not only are on the first two positions, but have 7 boats in the top-15 ranks ! Alberto Tezzo ITA is the superior overall leader ahead of Guido Gallinaro ITA and Onur Mandalcini TUR.
In the Girls, Paula Lissorgues ESP extended her lead with two race wins yesterday. Elisa Navoni ITA and Valeryia Lomatchenko RUS are the first persuers.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015   (Image © Jun Hirai)
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Light winds prevailed on day 2 of the 420 Worlds in Japan as well, and all three fleets have now completed two races overall. The first results of today are already available. The Girls sail for the first time in a fresher breeze aroung 15 kn, and two races have been completed so far.
Marta Garrido/Maria Jesus Davila ESP have taken the lead after 4 races, ahead of Mano Udagawa/Yuri Saito JPN and Sofia Giondi/Giulia Gatta ITA. Racing in the Open fleet (Boys and mixed) today is already underway. Hiroaki Kato/Takuma Joshinaga JPN and Giovanni Pizzati/Anna Poli ITA won the races of their groups. Leaders in the U-17 rankings (33 teams) are Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015   
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Gwendal Nael/Pierre Tydgat FRA defended their first place at the 29er Europeans on the Ijssel Meer and grasped their first European Champions' title, two points ahead of Crispin Beaumont/Tom Darling GBR. Daniel Nyborg/Sebastian Olsen DEN took Bronze.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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Transport day at the Tour and racing will resume tomorrow in Marseille, again with a coastal race and a short race serie.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015   
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The H-Boat Worlds on Lake Garda continued yesterday with three races sailed in a lighter Ora breeze - around 12 kn - as on the opening day. The defending Champion Claus Hoj-Jensen DEN with his team stayed on top of the fleet with a 10 points' advantage on Michael Collberg SWE. Claus Hoogard DEN follows on 3rd, Roman Juchli SUI could not repeat the good results of the opening day and dropped on rank 30.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015   
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The Yngling Worlds continued yesterday with three races, and the new leader is Lieuwe Gietema NED and his team. The boat of the day with two race wins advancing on rank 2 overall was steered by Lucas Lier DEN.
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International Sailing – Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015   (Image © Thom Touw)
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Moderate winds around 10 kn prevailed again at the Laser Standard and Radial Europeans in Aarhus DEN yesterday.
Thanks to a race win, the past-World Champion Nicholas Heiner NED stayed on top of the Lasers Standard, but Tobias Schadewaldt GER is now only one point behind the Dutch. As best of the day with the ranks 1 and 2, Philipp Buhl GER is up on the 3rd place overall.
No change in the rankings of the Radial women with Sarah Gunni DEN on top ahead of Alicia Cebrian ESP. New on 3rd is Svenja Weger GER, the best of the day.
In the Radial men, Marcin Rudawski POL is heading for another title, as with the ranks 1 and 3, he was again the best of the day. New on the ranks 2 and 3 are Van de Loock BEL and Yasar Doga TUR.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015   (Image © Alan Dop)
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A fresh breeze exceeding 20 kn, 1,5 meter waves and above all a pouring rain heavily restraining the visibility prompted the Race Committee to cancel racing for the day after the first starting attempt. After the three races of day one, Jeronimo Martin ESP leads in the Boys and Julia Minana ESP is first in the Girls. The daily report and the video of the day.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015   (Image © Marek Wilczek)
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Two more races were sailed yesterday at the Laser 4.7 Europeans, and as best of the day, Paula Nissorgues ESP is now on top of the Girls jointly with Anastasiya Saburova RUS as 2nd, but at the same time leader of the U16 category. Elisa Navoni ITA idescended on the 3rd place. In the Boys , Alberto Tezza ITA had another good day yesterday (1/2), and only Onur Mandalcini TUR was even better with two race wins in his group, moving up on rank 2 overall. Guido Galinardo ITA on 3rd is at the same time best in the U16 rankings.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015   (Image © Jun Hirai)
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The 420 World Championship began yesterday, and this morning, the races of day 2 are underway, transmitted live on the Internet.
In a light variable breeze, all groups sailed one race yesterday with Sofia Zondi/Giulia Gatta ITA and Anastasia Gkari/Vikentia Pateraki GRE in the Girls, as well as Giovanni Pizzati/Anna Oli ITA and Hiroaki Kato/Takuma Yoshinaga JPN in the Boys as day winners.
The daily news, all ranking lists, the report and the video of the day. No Swiss team participating. .
Tuesday, July 21, 2015   
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A moderate but very inconstant breeze prevailed yesterday during the first four races of the 29er Europeans Final Series. Gwendal Nael/Pierre Tydgat FRA climbed on rank 1 with the day ranks 1/1/2/7, but the advantage on the 2nd Peter Janezic/Anze Podlogar SLO is only one point. Another point back follow Crispin Beaumont/Tom Darling GBR on 3rd.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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Yesterday, the Gruissan FRA short races were on the program, with three Qualifiers and a Gold-/Silverfleet Final. With 'Vannes Agglo – Golfe du Morbihan', an Amateur team won for the first time an Act. 'CombiWest' with Frédéric Guilmin FRA finished 3rd and extended the overall lead, as 'Groupama' (Pierre Pennec FRA) leading the race did not sail the correct course. Bernard Stamm SUI finished only 27th an descended on rank 22 overall.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015   
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42 teams from 7 nations participated in the 5o5 French National Championshi in La Rochelle FRA where 10 races were completed in good sailing conditions.
Michael Quirk/Nathan Quirk AUS ahead of Andy Smith/Tim Needham GBR 2nd and Caroline + Philippe Jacot SUI 3rd occupied the podium.
The final ranking list.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015   
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The H-Boat World Championship 2015 on Lake Garda went underway yesterday in high summer weather, sun and temperatures of up to 34°C, and the 70 teams from 8 nations sailed the first three races in a perfect 18 kn Ora breeze, with the Scandinvian teams dominating. Claus Hoj-Jensen DEN and his team lead 2 points ahead of Michael Collberg SWE 2nd and Petro Palviranta FIN 3rd.
The results and the daily news[URL]. The races are being covered live on the Internet over[URL=dev.u-track.it/webapp2/player.php?eventid=100]GPS-Tracking.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015   
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The Yngling Worlds began in Norvey yesterday with two races. Lucas Lier DEN and his team are the first overall leaders finishing twice on rank 3. Maarten Jamin NED and Reinier De Kleer NED follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Christoph Kohlschütter SUI, winner of the second race, and Colin Nussbaum SUI had a remarkable first day and are on the positions 6 and 7 overall.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015   
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The first group of International Classes concluded yesterday the Travemünde Week, and Classes with Championships are about to take over, such as the German Youth Championships of the Lasers Radial and 4.7, the RS Feva World Championship and the Canoe European Championship.
As far as final result are concerned, the following winner have been crowned: Simon Mussell GBR Contender, Jens Olbrysch/Oliver Thies GER 5o5, Uli Kurfeld GER Finn, Team Fleming Clausen DEN 18-Footer, Team Holger Köhne GER Trias (Mario Fattorini SUI 3rd).
After two races at the German Youth Championships, Benno Marstaller GER leads in the Lasers 4.7, and Sören Leinert GER is first in the Lasers Radial with two race wins.
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International Sailing – Monday, July 20, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015   
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Yesterday, the Laser Standard and Radial European Championship was initiated in Aarhus in a moderate breeze with freshening-up rain gusts.
Joint leaders in the Laser Standard fleet, split in two groups, are Nicolas Heiner NED and Niels Broekhuizen NED. Also tied on rank 3 are Tonci Stipanovic CRO, Elliot Hansen GBR and Thorbjörn Schierup DEN.
Sara Gunni DEN won both races in the Olympic Lasers Radial women and leads in front of Alicia Cebrian ESP and Marthe Eide NOR. On top of the Lasers Radial men is Marcin Rudawski POL with Zan-Lika Zelko SLO and Dominik Perkovic CRO as frist chasers.
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Monday, July 20, 2015   
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The Optimist Euripean Championship in Pwllheli/Wales GBR got underway yesterday in moderate winds around 12 kn and big waves, and three races per fleet were completed. The 158 Boys sailed in three groups, the 97 girls in two.
Finishing 1/1/5, Jeronimo Martin-Lagos ESP took the lead in the Boys with Christos Mouzakis GRE and Thomas Rice USA on the ranks 2 and 3. Spanish is the lead also in the Girls with Julia Minana ESP (1/4/3), and Violette Dorange FRA and My-Hoa-Marie Offergeld GER follow at equal points on rank 2.
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Monday, July 20, 2015   
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Yesterday was day one of the Laser 4.7 European Championship at the Polish Baltic Sea coast, and the north-westerly wind around 12 kn allowed to complete two races per group.
First leader in the Boys fleet (162 participants) is Alberto Tezza ITA winning both heats of his group, in front of Guido Gallinaro ITA and Yam Lauber ISR.
And Italy is also on top in the Girls (66 participants) with Elisa Navoni ITA and Federica Cattarozzi ITA at equal points. Anastasyia Saburova RUS follows on rank 3.
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Monday, July 20, 2015   
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The 12 kn breeze and a big swell made racing rather difficult for the 278 participants of the Optiimist Europeans, but the Swiss mastered these condtions quite well.
Martina Müller SUI, Bronze medalist a year ago, finished on the ranks 8/8/4 in her group and occupies the 6th place overall in the Girls' fleet. A good first day also for Noëmi Vuilliez SUI as 19th and Rosine Baudet SUI as 36th, both in the first half of the fleet.
Max Wallenberg SUI on rank 13 is the best-placed Swiss in the Boys fleet. Leonardo Finazzi SUI and Adonis Asonitis SUI occuipy the positions 23 and 24.
The report of the Swiss Team and the event website.
Monday, July 20, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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The TdF continued yesterday with a 35 miles race along the French Mediterranaean Coast off Gruissan FRA and a very controversial wind situation during the whole race with the seabreeze and the Tramontana in the opposite direction alternating during the whole race bothered the teams. The leading group, including the overall first 'Groupama' was parked in a calm patch on the open sea at mid-distance, while the remaining fleet touched a fresh breeze along the coast and distanced the former leaders. Thanks to a 3rd race rank, 'CombiWest' with Frédéric Guilmin FRA moved on top of the overall rankings, as Pierre Pennec FRA with his 'Groupama' finished only 19th. 'Spindrift' with Xavier Revil FRA was the day winner.
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Monday, July 20, 2015   
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Rain and almost no wind prevailed on the second day of the Travemünde Week. The big-boats sailing on the offshore courses under IRC handicap already concluded their competition with a shortened coastal race. The OneDesign- classes sailed at least one race. All ranking lists and the daily news.
Monday, July 20, 2015   
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On the second day of the Travemünde Act, the German National Sailing League Regatta suffered under very llight winds, and the 1st and 2nd Leagues completed each only seven races so far, half as much as originally planned. On top of the 1st League is new the Seglervereinigung Itzehoe, and in the 2nd League, the Bayerische Yacht-Club remains on top. The ranking lists and the daily news.
Monday, July 20, 2015   (Image © Thom Touw)
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The Qualification Series at the 29er European Championship in Medemblik NED ended yesterday already as the 6 races were completed in two days. Odile Van Aanholt/Quinten Bramervaer NED lead one point ahead of Peter Janezic/Anze Podlogar SLO on 2nd and Daniel Nyborg/Sebastian Olsen DEN on 3rd. 129 teams from 18 nations and 3 continents participate, without Swiss.
The results and the event website.
Monday, July 20, 2015   
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Rain and almost no wind prevailed on the second day of the Travemünde Week. The big-boats sailing on the offshore courses under IRC handicap already concluded their competition with a shortened coastal race. The OneDesign- classes sailed at least one race, e.g. the Trias, where Holger Köhne GER and his team won also the 3rd race. Mario Fattorini SUI moved up on rank 4 overall with qa 4th race rank.
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Monday, July 20, 2015   
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Rain and almost no wind prevailed on the second day of the Travemünde Week. The big-boats sailing on the offshore courses under IRC handicap already concluded their competition with a shortened coastal race. The OneDesign- classes sailed at least one race. All ranking lists and the daily news.
Monday, July 20, 2015   
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No more racing for the Starboats at the Rostige Kanne on Lake Thoune yesterday, as after the windy Friday with two races and the Saturday race, the breeze was gone. No discard was possible therefore and the final rankings has Hunkeler/Enrico De Maria YCL on top ahead of Hans Stöckli/Urs Spahr SCMd and Jürg Ryffel/Alex Gouda YCR. The results.
International Sailing – Sunday, July 19, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015   (Image © Jasper Van Staveren)
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Another perfect day with a breeze exceeding 20 kn for the conclusion of the F-18 cat Worlds in Kiel yesterday.
The podium remained unchanged with Gunnar Larsen/Ferdinand Van West NED on top defending the previous'year's title ahead of Oscar Zeekant/Karel Begemann NED rank 2. The Bronze Medal went to Glenn Ashby AUS, 8-times A-Cat World Champion, Tornado Olympia medalist and AC Team NZL member, together with crew Brett Goodall AUS.
The final rankings, the report and the videos.
Sunday, July 19, 2015   
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The Laser World Masters Championship 2015 in Kingston CAN was concluded yesterday with two races, sailed in an 8-10 kn wind.
Adonis Bougiouris GRE was the premature winner in the Standard Apprentices the day before already, and also Peter Shope USA in the Standard Grand Masters with an advantage of 30 points on the 2nd Adrew Roy USA did not need to start to the final races. Brett Beyer AUS won both Standard Masters' races yesterday, finishing as superior winner with an impressive points' advantage. Only the Standard Great Grand Masters decision was exciting until the last race. Mark Bethwaite AUS succeeded to stay on top with a broken tie in his favor over Alan Keen CAN. All Standard ranking lists. Only minor changes in the Radials: Winner in the Apprentices was Scott Leith NZL, and in the Radial Masters, Keith Davids USA remained on top. Allan Clark CAN finished first in the Radial Grand Masters. The Radial Great Grand Masters' title went to Robert Lowndes AUS and the 75-plus dominator Peter Seidenberg USA kept his first place too. All Radial ranking lists and the official final report.
Sunday, July 19, 2015   
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The TP52 World Championship on Palma Bay ended yesterday with two races. After race 1, the dominating leader 'Azzurra' of Guilermo Parada ARG with Vasco Vascotto ITA calling the shots had the World Champions' title firmly secured. Winning the very last race, Harm Müller-Spreer GER on his 'Platoon' (tactics Markus Wieser GER) grasped the Silver Medal. The tie of three teams was broken in favor of 'Provezza' of Ergin Imre TUR with Andy Beadsworth GBR steering and Tony Rey USA as tactician, taking Bronze thanks to three race wins.
The report with results and the videos.
Sunday, July 19, 2015   (Image © Alan Dop)
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The Optimist European Championship 2015 in Wales began yesterday with the Practice Race sailed in a fresh 20 kn breeze. Today, the 256 participants from 37 nations and 4 continents have the first races on the program. Contrary to the World Championship, boys and girls sail in separate fleets.
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Sunday, July 19, 2015   
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Sun and good sailing conditions prevailed yesterday on the first day of the Travemünde Week, the 126th edition of this very traditional event. Among the classes racing yesterday were the 18-Footers, the Finns or the Contenders.
All ranking lists after the opening day, and the daily news.
Sunday, July 19, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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The 20 kn plus breeze at Roses ESP yesterday really challenged the TdF teams in the short races.'CombiWest' with Fred Guilmin FRA dominated the qualification races with 2 wins in 3 heats, and also finishing first in the Goldfleet final. 'Groupama' with Franck Cammas FRA disappointed with a 5th place and sees her advantage in the overall rankings melted on still solid 12 points.
The daily news, the ranking list and the videos.
Sunday, July 19, 2015   
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Gold and Gold for Israel ! The Medal Races at the RS:X Youth Worlds did not chsnge anything on top of the rankings and Yoav Omer ISR earned Gold in the men's category closely followed by Francisco Saubidet ARG and Titouan Le Bosq FRA, while in the women's category. it was Noy Driham ISR who defended rank 1 with a 2nd place in the Medal Race ahead of Stefania Elfutina RUS and Bérénice Mege FRA. The event website with all results.
Sunday, July 19, 2015   
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Top international racing continues in Aarhus DEN where the Lasers Standard and Radial begin their European Championship 2015. The heavy breeze during the Practice Race yesterday was such, that only a part of the participants dared to go afloat. For today, moderate conditions have been forecast. 101 Radial women are on the entry list. Missing are the Olympic medalists Marit Bouwmester NED and Evi Van Acker BEL.
The Laser Standard entry list contains 118 participants. Absent is the newly crowned World Champion Nick Thompson GBR. On the separate Laser Radial men's fleet list are 77 Radial male entrants.
The event website with the daily news.
Sunday, July 19, 2015   
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4 races were completed yesterday in Travemünde GER where the 4th Round of the German National Sailing League takes place. On top of the interim's rankings is the Flensburger SC with Michael Ilgenstein GER winning 3 of the 4 heats. The SV Itzehoe with Christian Soyka on 2nd has also 3 race wins on its account. On rank 3 follows the Kieler YC with Julian Ramm GER. The ranking list and the video of the day.
Sunday, July 19, 2015   
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The traditional Rostige Kanne Regatta on Lake Thoune began on Friday late in the afternoon when the passing thunderstorm cooled down the temperature over the Alps and initiated a strong thermal downwind towards the plains. Here a video clip. Yesterday, the conditions were moderate allowing to complete two more races. After three heats, three senior teams are leading with Urs Hunkeler/Enrico De Maria YCL as first ahead of Hans Stöckli/Urs Spahr SCMd and Jürg Ryffel/Alex Gouda YCR. 19 teams from Switzerland and Sweden participate.
The ranking list.
International Sailing – Saturday, July 18, 2015
Saturday, July 18, 2015   (Image © Luka Bartulovic)
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The Laser World Masters continued yesterday with three races sailed in a moderate breeze around 10 kn. Most titles seem to be in safe hands, as the leaders in the different categories extended their leads with top results yesterday.
In the Lasers Standard: Adonis Bougiouris GRE leads in the Apprentices with an 8 points' advantage. Brett Beyer AUS has a 20 points' lead in the Masters. Peter Shope USA is 21 points ahead in the Grand Masters. Only in the Great Grand Masters, the situation remains close as Mark Bethwaite AUS is now only 2 points in front of Alan Keen RSA.
The final outcome in the Lasers Radial is less clear: Scot Leith NZL is 1st in the Apprentices with a 4 points' gap on Zac Skulander AUS. In the Masters, Keith Davids USA is 5 points ahead of Ian Jones GBR and in the Grand Masters, the difference between the first Allen Clarke CAN and Robert Britten CAN on 2nd is 3 points. On top of the Great Grand Masters is Robert Lowndes 9 points ahead while in the 70-plus rankings, Peter Seidenberg USA will undoubtedly add another title to his impressive collection.
All ranking lists and the daily report.
Saturday, July 18, 2015   (Image © Jasper Van Staveren)
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Much wind - up to 30 kn, too much for the previously leading Booth family now down on 18th - yesterday in Kiel during the first three Final Races. Gunnar Larsen/Ferdinand van West NED stay on top with a 5 points' lead on Oscar Zeekant/Karel Begemann NED before the last three heats today. These two teams will probably fight for the title, as the 3rd-ranked Glenn Ashby/Brett Dougall AUS have a 19 points' backlog already.
The ranking list, the videos and the event facebook page.
Saturday, July 18, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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The Mediterranean part of the Tour-de-France began yesterday off Roses ESP with a 35 miles' coastal race sailed in a 12-20 kn breeze and high-summer temperatures. 'Spindrift' with François Morvan FRA was first ahead of 'CombiWest' with Frédéric Guilmin FRA and Franck Cammas FRA on 'Groupama'. The top teams are again closer together, but 'Groupama' remains the clear leader.
The ranking list, the daily report and the videos.
Saturday, July 18, 2015   (Image © MartinezStudios)
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Two more short races were sailed yesterday in a moderate seabreeze around 10 kn in the Bay of Palma. 'Azzurra' of Guillermo Parada ARG with Vasco Vascotto ITA defended the 14 points' lead and will hardly loose the title in today's 3 races. New on rank 2 is 'Quantum' of Dalton Devos USA with Ed Baird USA. Harm Müller Spreer GER, tactics Markus Wieser GER, with his 'Platoon' advanced on the 3rd place.
The report with ranking list and the videos.
Saturday, July 18, 2015   
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The Israeli windsurfers have taken the command in the last Qualification race yesterday before today's Medal Race. In the RS:X women, Noy Drihan ISR overtook Stefania Elfutina RUS and is now 3 points ahead. The backlog of the 3rd-ranked Bérénice Mege FRA is quite considerable. Yoav Omer ISR replaced Francisco Saubidet ARG and has a 2 points' lead before the Medal Race. Whoever wins, has the title, provided the 3rd-ranked Titouan Le Bosq FRA does not spoiled their success.
The report and the event website.
Saturday, July 18, 2015   
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Top wind conditions prevailed during the past week on Lake Constance during the X-99 Gold Cup, the inofficial World Championship of the Class. On Friday the breeze was up to 25 kn on a hot summer day. The 21 teams completed 15 races and at the end of the competition, the winner was Bernhard Seger SUI and his team, ahead of Elke Maurer GER and Oliver Hund GER.
The ranking list and the detailed report.
 
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