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International Sailing – Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015   
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The breeze on Palma Bay continued to challenge the sailors on Day 2 of Princesa Sofia Regatta and although a little more steady, sailors were forced to wait for the seabreeze to kick in by noon, still with disturbances from the gradient winds. Late in the afternoon, the breeze was up to 18 kn. The Qualifier Series are completed in all classes.
The first boats in the 470 men are very closely together with Pirouelle/Sipan FRA and Dahlberg/Östling SWE on top at equal points. Snow-Hansen/Willcox NZL on 3rd are one point behind. The 470 women are dominated by the experience top teams with Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL one point ahead of Camille Lecointre/Hélène Defrance FRA and 3 points behind Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN.
A class of their own are Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL in the 49ers, and only Heil/Plössel GER can more or less follow. Bianchi/Lowbeer BRA follow on rank 3.
With 3 bullets in 4 races, Tamara Echegoyen/Berta Betanzos ESP are clearly leading in the 49ersFX ahead of Maiken Foght/Anne-Julie Foght DEN and Alexandra Maloney/ Molly Meech NZL on 2nd at equal points.
Josh Junipr NZL has taken the lead in the Finns, tied with Jonathan Lobert FRA 2nd. Tapio Nirkko FIN on rank 3 is already 9 points behind.
Leader change in the Nacra 17 where the favorites Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA are now first with two race wins in their group yesterday. In the other group, Moana Vaireaux/Manon Audinet FRA won both heats and moved up on rank 2. John Gimson/Hannah Diamond GBR follow on rank 3.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, Julien Bontemps FRA remains the dominator, while in the RS:X women, Manija Zheng CHN has taken rank 1 overall. Charline Picon FRA and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the videos.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015   
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The Qualifier Series for the Gold and Silver fleets were completed yesterday with 3 races for the Laser Standards and 2 races for the Radials, sailed in a moderate, but still very unconstant wind, kicking in as seabreeze by noon.
Jesper Stalheim SWE added a race win in his group and is now alone on top of the interim's rankings ahead of Matthias Mollat NOR, two bullets, and Philipp Buhl GER, best of the day with the ranks 3/3/1.
The top ranks in the Laser Radial are closely together with Allison Young GBR in the lead one point ahead of Emma Plaeschart BEL. Paige Railey USA won the two races of her group and moved up on rank 3 overall, jointly with Tatiana Droszdovskaya BLR and Alicia Cebrian ESP.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the videos.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015   
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After a rather discrete opening day by the Swiss Olympia campaigners on day one – exception Matias Bühler/Nathalie Brugger SUI, who added a 2nd race rank yesterday and defended the 8th place overall in the Nacra 17 – the whole team succeeded to qualify for the Goldfleet at the end of the day. Above all, it was Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI, as best of the day in the RS-X men windsurfers (1/3/8) advancing on rank 5 overall, and also Elia Colombo SUI on rank 37 is for the first time joining the Goldfleet.
After a premature start in the first race, Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser SUIadded a 10th and an 11th place in their group. Leaving them on rank 40 just making the Goldfleet among the 79 470er-teams. Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI missed the Goldfleet by 11 points. David Biedermann/Max Haenssler SUI on rank 62 will also sail in the Silverfleet. With the day ranks 8 and 10 in their group, Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI advanced on rank 21 overall and with this result, they are clearly in the first half of the fleet.
In the 49ers, Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI sailed a remarkable 8th race rank, but as 32nd and 8 points from the cut, this result was not yet sufficient for the Gold fleet.
Three excellent race results (9/14/10) came from Guillaume Girod SUI in the Laser Standard that brought him on rank 29. The development team member Cyrill Knecht SUI (rank 132) and Nils Theuninck SUI (153) will continue in the Bronze-Fleet. Thanks to an 8th race rank, Maud Jayet SUI moved up on rank 57 just enough for the Goldfleet of the Lasers Radial.
Without ambitions for the Goldfleet participates Thomas Gautschi SUI in the Finns and is on rank 66 among the 74 boats.
All ranking lists, the official report and the videos.
International Sailing – Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015   (Image © Jesus Renedo)
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The general weather situation over Europe and especially the Mediterranean Sea had also its influence over the Baleares, and the opening day in Palma de Mallorca was difficult for the 800 participants at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia ! The northwesterly breeze streams across the Bay of Palma, distracted by the mountain chain on the west side, and winds from 0 to 30 kn with shifts of up to 180° were the consequence. Not all classes could therefore sail the planned program. Many races had to be abandoned, some were finished inspite of the irregular conditions.
The 470 women sailed two races, but only 10 teams finished the second heat before the wind died completely. Nevertheless, the top teams Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL, Olympic Champions, and Camille Lecointre/Hélène Defrance FRA, as well as Afroditi Kyranakou/Anneloes Van Veen NED are on the top three ranks.
The 470 men sailed only one race with Guilbaud/Guillarme FRA and Pirouelle/Sipan FRA winning in their groups. Molund/Östling SWE and Lindgren/Lindgren FIN finished 2nd each.
The favorites in the 49ers, Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL, controlled the fleet winning both races ahead of Heil/Plössel GER 2nd and tied on rank 3 Frei/Rocherieux FRA and Schmidt/Böhme GER.
Two wins also for Tamara Echegoyen/Berta Betanzos ESP in the 49ersFX, followed by Maiken Foght/Anne-Juli Foght DEN and Jena-Mai Hansen/Katja Salskov DEN.
At least on the first day, Jonathan Lobert FRA succeeded to remain ahead of the outstanding Giles Scott GBR in the Finns. On the positions 3 and 4 follow Tapio Nirkko FIN and Thomas Le Breton FRA.
Enrique Figueroa/Francesca Valdes PUR are on top of the Nacra 17 in front of Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA 2nd and Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL 3rd.
On race only also in the RS:X windsurfers with Julien Bontemps FRA and Samuel Sills GBR winning in their RS:X male groups, while Mayaan Davidovich ISR and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL finihsed 1st in their RS:X female groups.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the videos.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015   (Image © Jesus Renedo)
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Gusty and very shifty winds prevailed for the Lasers and all other classes as well, making sailing very challenging. The big Laser Standard fleet, split in three groups, could only sail one race with the favorite Tom Burton AUS, the English newcomer Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR and Jesper Stalheim SWE as winners of their groups. Nicolas Heiner NED, Matthew Wearn AUS and Alex Mills GBR are the 2nd-ranked of each group.
The Lasers Radial sailed two races, and Tatiana Droszdovskaja BLR took the lead with the day ranks 1 and 2, followed by Alison Young GBR as 2nd, and with the same number of points Annalise Murphy IRL and Gintare Scheidt-Volungeviciute LTU on 3rd.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the videos.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015   
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The 5o5 World Championship in Port Elizabeth continued yesterday with two races sailed in a 20 kn plus breeze. Finishish 5th and 3rd, Mike Holt/Carl Smit USA confirmed their first position, while the best of the day, Ian Pinnell GBR/Jens Tellen GER advanced on rank 2 ahead of Quirk/Payne AUS and Higgins/Marsh AUS as 3rd at equal points.
The ranking list, the video of the day and the event website.
International Sailing – Monday, March 30, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015   
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Although the Trofeo Princesa Sofia is no longer part of the ISAF Worldcup, the record number of 800 athletes from 64 nations will be competing. The wind forecast for today announces a fresh westerly breeze, but for the rest of the week, the conditions will be sunny with rather light winds.
The US Sailing Team website, the official preview and the entry lists.
Monday, March 30, 2015   
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The South wind persitsted on the last day of the Lake Lugano Laser Europacup 2015 and two more races were completed on Sunday in a moderate 8 kn breeze.
In the Lasers 4.7, Guillaume Rol SUI was defeated overall by Daniil Krutskikh RUS because of a failed last race. Peter Borovkov RUS finished 3rd. Kate Bereza RUS on rank 4 was the best girl among the 31 participants. A leader change happened also in the Lasers Radial, where Alexis Mégévand SUI climbed on rank 1 thanks to the day ranks 2 and 3, but Julia Kühn GER remained only one point behind. Nicolas Bouchet MON defended the 3rd place also just one point in front of Damian Suri SUI 4th. Swiss victory also in the Lasers Standard with Robert Ronnback SUI, with Marco Guzzetti ITA and Guillaume Boisard FRA completing the podium.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Monday, March 30, 2015   
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Lighter winds as on the opening day of the 5o5 World Championship prevailed yesterday in Port Elizabeth RSA, and another race was completed. Michael Quirk/Luke Payne AUS were the winners reducing the gap on the leading Mike Holt/Carl Smit USA to one point. Higgins/Marsh AUS are 3rd overall, the best Europeans are Pindell GBR/Tellen GER as 4th.
The results, the daily report and the video of the day.
Monday, March 30, 2015   (Image © MartinezStudios)
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The 20 kn breeze and the big swell persisted yesterday off Malta and the first Act of the RC44 Championship Tour 2015 was concluded with another three races. The leading 'Katusha' did not race, having retired due to a discrepancy with their crew classification. Nico Poons and his 'Charisma' team (tactician Ray Davies NZL) put in another consistent day to win the RC44 Valletta Cup comfortably, Poon's first victory since joining the Tour in 2014.
The report and the ranking list.
Monday, March 30, 2015   
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'Bunker Queen' Team sailing under UAE flag, steered by Markus Wieser GER, won the last two races at the San Remo Dragon Cup moving on top of the rankings ahead of Anatoly Loginov RUS 2nd and Hendrik Witzmann GER 3rd.
The results and a short report by the winning FRITZ-Sail.
Monday, March 30, 2015   
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18 teams from 10 nations participated in the first Round of the Melger 24 European Sailing Series at Portoroz SLO over the past weekend. Clear winner was Ricardo Simoneschi ITA winning four of the eight races. The teams of Peder Jahre NOR and Franz Urlesberger AUT completed the podium. Non of the strong Swiss and German teams participated.
The results and the report.
International Sailing – Sunday, March 29, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015   
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Best conditions with a 10-12 kn South wind prevailed yesterday and the Europacup 2015 season was opened with the full program, i.e. three races by class. The boats on top are within small point ranges. Guillaume Rol SUI leads in the Lasers 4.7 one point ahead of the local Giona Renggli SUI. Edoardo Libri ITA follows closely behind on rank 3 among the 31 participants from 4 nations. The Lasers Radial are the largest fleet with 37 boats. Julia Kühn GER and Paolo Mavricic CRO share the first place at equal points. Alexis Mégévand SUI as 3rd follows 3 points behind. In the Lasers Standard, the leader is Marco Guzzetti ITA in front of Guillaume Boisard FRA and Robert Ronnback SUI. 30 sailors from 6 nations participate.
All results and the event website.
Sunday, March 29, 2015   (Image © Michael Petrikov)
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No wind on the last day of the inaugural event of the Kite-Foil Gold Cup. After 10 races, the first three pilots were separated by one point only. Nicolas Parlier MON is first at equal points with Maxime Nocher FRA, while Johnny Heineken USA remains on 3rd one point back. 44 kiters from 17 nations participated.
Many new developments of the young kite-foil technology could be noticed at the first event of the Northern Hemisphere season. The Foil-Kiters reach now twice the wind speed in an 8 kn breeze already !
The results and the event facebook page.
Sunday, March 29, 2015   (Image © Christophe Favreau)
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The 5o5 World Championship 2015 began yesterday in Port Elizabeth RSA with two races sailed in a fresh breeze, both won by the defending World Champions Mike Holt/Carl Smit USA. Michael Quirk/Luke Payne AUS are on the 2nd place with a 5 points' backlog.
The report with video interviews.
Sunday, March 29, 2015   (Image © MartinezStudios)
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Only during the afternoon, the wind off La Valetta MLT was dropping below the RC44 limit of 25 kn, allowing to complete at least one race full of action. 'Charisma' of Nico Poons NED with Morgan Reeser USA as tactician was the winner, reducing the gap on the leading 'Katusha' (Alexeev RUS/Horton USA) on 5 points. The crucial races will be sailed today, final day of the event.
The results and the daily report.
Sunday, March 29, 2015   
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Three races were sailed yesterday at the Dragon Cup in San Remo ITA, and Anatoly Loginov RUS remains on top ahead of Markus Wieser UAE 2nd and new on rank 3 Hendrik Witzmann UAE with their teams.
The results and the event website.
International Sailing – Saturday, March 28, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015   
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Day 4 was the windiest day so far at this event, and some more final series races were completed at Ventana MEX. Maxime Nocher FRA, starting under Monaco flag, leads after 8 final races with a 3 points' lead on Johnny Heineken USA. Nicolas Parlier FRA descended on the 3rd position.
The results and the event facebook page.
Saturday, March 28, 2015   
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The announced North wind filled in over the southern part of Switzerland , but as feared with too much velocity. The 30 kn plus breeze did not allow to start the first races of the Laser Europacup Regatta on Lake Lugano. 96 participants in the three Laser Classes are on the entry list. The forecast for today has announced a sailable North wind. The event website.
Saturday, March 28, 2015   
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esterday afternoon, the 24 solo skipper started to their first 2015 season race, leading over 200 miles on the English Channel in light winds. During the past night however, the breeze from the West increased to 20 kn, and the fleet still closely together is just rounding the Isle of Jersey. A long reaching leg to St-Malo and back to the finish at Granville is next. Thierry Chabagny FRA leads 0,2 miles ahead of Paul Meilhat FRA, and another 0,2 miles back follows Yann Eliès FRA. The best of the three women partcipating is Isabelle Joschke GER on the 9th place with a 0,7 miles backlog. The Race-Viewer and the report about the start.
Saturday, March 28, 2015   
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With gale force winds forecast from lunchtime on, Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio got racing underway two hours ahead of schedule, at 0930, before finally pulling the plug at midday after two races had been held. Over this period the conditions were 'changeable', starting in around 10-12 knots, but with a sizeable swell left over from yesterday, oddly running with the boats on the upwind legs. For race two the wind was building, typically in the high-teens with the wind-driven waves picking up, confusing the sea state.
The day's stand out performer was 'Katusha' with Vadim Alexeev RUS and Andy Horton USA calling tactics winning both heats. Finishing 2nd and 3rd, 'Charisma' with Nico Poons NED and Morgan Reeser USA as tactician had also a good day, advancing on rank 2 overall. On rank 3 follows 'Nika' with Vladimir Prosikhin RUS and Dean Barker NZL.
The ranking list, the daily report and the videos.
Saturday, March 28, 2015   
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The well-attended San Remo Dragon Cup began yesterday, and the favorites are already on the top places in the interim's rankings. Anatoly Loginov RUS and his team lead 4 points ahead of Markus Wieser GER on the UKR 'Bunker Queen' now starting under UAE flag.
The ranking list and the event website.
International Sailing – Friday, March 27, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015   
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The 5o5 South African Nationals ended yesterday with a second race, sailed in fresh breeze exceeding 20 kn. It was now up to other nations to run the show after the Aussie festival in the first race, especially the defending World Champions Mike Holt/Carl Smit USA coming back strongly with a clear race win. They also are on top overall ahead of the international team Ian Pinnell GBR/Jens Tellen GBR at equal points. The report with the final rankings.
Friday, March 27, 2015   (Image © fotozambra)
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The Laser Europacup, annual regatta series with one event in most European countries, will be kicked-off today in Lugano SUI. During the past years, this competition has proofed to be the most important feeder series for youth sailors to prepare for the Olympic Laser circuit. Here the final rankings 2014.
Sunny weather with a tendency for North wind have been forecast for the weekend: perfect sailing if the breeze does not fill in too strongly ! The event website.
Friday, March 27, 2015   (Image © Martinez Studios)
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The 2015 RC44 Championship Tour started on Malta last Wednesday as in previous years with the matchracing day. Four different teams finished on top with four wins each. Here the results, the report and the video.
Yesterday, the regatta continued with fleetracing in very varying conditions and a breeze of up to 20 kn in during the second of the three races, not to forget the big swell. 'Ceeref' of Igor Lah SLO with Adrian Stead GBR as tactician won two races and leads overall ahead of the tied 'Katushaa' of Vadim Alexeev RUS with Andrew Horton USA as tactician. 'Nika' with - for the first time 'on his own' after the long years at 'Team NZL' - Dean Barker NZL calling tactics, finished first in the third race, putting them on 4th overall.
The results and the daily report.
International Sailing – Thursday, March 26, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015   
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The 2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofia for Olympic and invited classes in Palma de Mallorca begins on next Monday. This event is no longer part of the ISAF World Cup calendar, but the results count for the new European Annual Championship and above all as qualification regatta for the Hyères World Cup event in April. Therefore, the participation at the Trofeo is still outstanding with all Olympic campaigners present, including the Swiss Sailing Team with the Olympic hopefuls.
Positive the comeback of Nathalie Brugger SUI as crew on the Nacra 17 of Matias Buehler SUI after her knee injury at the Miami World Cup Regatta. First tests were successful - see the team's facebook page. Already qualified for the Hyères World Cup are the two 470 teams: Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser SUI in the 470 men are for the first time with the new coach Kevin Burnham USA. Also starting are the development teams Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI and David Biedermann/Max Haenssler SUI. 2015 is the crucial season for the 470 women team Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI, racing for a Rio 2016 Olympics berth. After an intensive winter training, it remains to be seen, whether they have made progress in fresher winds. In light wind, the are already now at the level of the top teams. Maud Jayet SUI has resumed her Olympic campaign in the Laser Radial. With a good result in Palma, she endeavours to qualify for Hyères. The same is true for Guillaume Girod SUI bei the Lasers Standard. Also sailing in the large 180 boats Laser fleet are also Nils Theuninck SUI, Cyril Knecht SUI and Yannick Roempp SUI. Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI continue with their 49er project after an intensive winter training. And last but not least, the light-wind RS:X windsurfer Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI is also competing for a Hyères World Cup qualification.
All entry lists.
Thursday, March 26, 2015   
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The South Africa 5o5 Nationals in Port Elizabeth began yesterday with a first race, ... and dominating Australians occupying the rank 1 to 4 ! Their racing experience of the Southern Hemisphere summer seems to be a major advantage for the moment, and it remains to be seen, whether the Northern teams will be able to catch up quickly in view of the World Championship.
Quirk/Roos AUS were the winners ahead of Bowden/Bath AUS. 28 teams from 5 nations participate. The results.
Thursday, March 26, 2015   (Image © Michael Petrikov)
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Five heats were completed on day 2 of the first 2015 Act of the new Kite-Foil-Gold-Cup. The French drivers continue on the top positions with Nicolas Parlier FRA as the new leader 5 points ahead of Maxime Nocher FRA 2nd and Julien Kerneur FRA 3rd. Johnny Heineken USA is 4th. The ranking list.
The Foil-Boards have further developped during the past months, and with the wing attachments, the start to resemble the Foiler Moth, as the video of the first day demonstrates.
International Sailing – Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   
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On the coming weekend, the South African 5o5 Championships - at the same time warm-up for the following World Championship - will begin in Port Elizabeth RSA, famous for its fresh breeze. A majority of the the Worlds' fleet will profit from this tune-up regatta. Favorites are the defending Champions Mike Holt/Carl Smit USA, the traditionally competitive German team (even without the multiple champions Hunger/Kleiner GER), the past World Champion Jan Saugmann DEN or Ian Pinell GBR.
The preview and the event website.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   
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The first of four Acts of the Kite-Foil Gold Cup 2015 began yesterday at Ventana in Mexico. Julien Kerneur FRA is the first leader followed by Nicolas Parlier FRA and Maxime Nocher FRA and Johnny Heineken USA at equal points. 43 participants from 14 nations. The results and the event facebook page.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   
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The circuit of the foiling GC32 catamarans is growing. After Dona Bertarelli SUI with her 'Spindrift' team, it is now 'Team Alinghi' announcing its participation as well. Ernesto Bertarelli SUI and Morgan Larson USA will share steering, the Olympic 470 medalist Nicolas Charbonnier FRA will call tactics, and the team is completed by the experience 'Alinghi' crew with Pierre-Yves Jorand SUI, Nils Frei SUI and Yves Detrey SUI. The communiqué.
International Sailing – Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015   (Image © Raffaele Barbera)
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The inaugural Starboat European Winter Series 2015 ended on Sunday with the District Championship Regatta in San Remo ITA. Overall winners after Nizza, Monaco and San Remo are Denis Kashina/Dmitry Mechetin UKR closely followed by Diegi Negri/Sergio Lambertenghi ITA, winners in Nizza and San Remo, 2 points behind. The fight for rank 3 was tight as welll with Lorenz Zimmermann/Kilian Weise SUI just one point ahead of Wil Wargnier/Laurent Hayoz SUI. 60 teams from 12 nations participasted.
The final rankings.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015   
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The Surprise sailed their 2nd Act of the European Sailing Series at Arma di Taggia ITA also a the Italian Ligurian Coast with the very fresh East wind. Similar to the Starboats in San Remo, valid races were possible only on Saturday. Winner after four races was Team 'CER - Signaterre' with Mathieu Cadei SUI, age 18, steering, ahead of Michel Glaus SUI with his 'Teo Jacob' on rank 2.
The report by CER.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015   
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The ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) organisers announced yesterday a new and expanded sixteen event schedule for the 2015/16 World Championship. For the first time since the World Tour was founded in 2000, the series will award championship points to all events on the schedule divided into two categories – World Tour Events and World Championship Events. Skippers will count their highest five results towards the World Championship title. The new format provides a valuable pathway for up and coming match racing skippers to compete on the world stage.
The first 2015 Tour event will be the 51st Congressional Cup in Long Beach, CA in May. The report.
International Sailing – Monday, March 23, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015   (Image © Raffaele Barbera)
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The East wind continued at the Ligurian coast yesterday Sunday and was - with plus 30 kn - too strong for more races. The rankings after the three heats of Saturday became final with Diego Negri/Sergio Lambertenghi ITA as dominatin winners. Finishing 2 were Christoph Burger/Renato Marazzi SUI, as best of the 9th Star District (France, Switzerland, Monaco) crowned as Champions. The report by Christoph Burger SUI. Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Serge Pulfer SUI were 3rd. 28 teams from 8 nations participated.
The final results.
Monday, March 23, 2015   (Image © Andy Gough)
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The thundery weekend brought a mix of conditions at the Australian 18 Footer Nationals over the past weekend with many start delays, postponement, abandonments, but finally some races in a light wind. The title went to 'Gotta love it 7' with Seve jarvin AUS ahead of 'Mojo Wines' and 'Thurlow Fisher Lawyers'. The report.
Monday, March 23, 2015   (Image © Gilles Martin-Raget)
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Moderate conditions prevail at the St-Tropez 900 miles' race after the fleet's rounding of Menorque and heading to the most southern point of Sardinia directly. The Volvo70 'SFS' with Lionel Péan FRA still leads overall. The second-ranked Class 40 'Routes du Large' with Emmanuel Pironneau FRA leads in calculated time.
The race viewer and the event website.
International Sailing – Sunday, March 22, 2015
Sunday, March 22, 2015   (Image © Raffaele Barbera)
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The rough conditions with a 20 - 25 kn easterly breeze along the Ligurian Coast persitsted yesterday, but nevertheless, the Race Committee decided to start the Championship and three races were completed, all won by the favorites Diego Negri/Sergio Lambertenghi ITA. Christoph Burger/Renato Marazzi ITA and Jean-Pascal Chatagny/Serge Pulfer SUI follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Only 21 of the 29 teams terminated at least one race, and some boats even dismasted.
The ranking list. The forecast for today is similar with a fresh East wind and grey sky.
Sunday, March 22, 2015   (Image © SFS / Gilles Martin-Raget)
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Much wind at the start of the 900 Miles of St-Tropez, one of the few long-distance offshore races for Corinithian teams. The favorite 'SFS', the Volvo70 of Lionel Péan FRA, has taken the lead immediatedly after the start as expected and still leads this morning when rounding Menorque. In calclulate time, the Akilaria 9.5 'Pegasus' with Pietro Boerio ITA is first. The next mark to round is Sardania, a challenging task with the prevailing fresh East wind and the rough sea over the Gulf of Genua.
The Race-Viewer and the report.
International Sailing – Saturday, March 21, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015   (Image © Gilles Morelle)
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The fresh breeze around 30 kn left the 29 teams of the Star District Championship without results yesterday, and the weather forecast is similar for today. It remains open whether racing will be possible.
After two events of the Star Winter Series, ther leaders are Kashina/Mechetin UKR ahead of Wargnier/Hayoz SUI and Zimmermann/Weise SUI. Negri/Lambertenghi ITA follow on the 4th place. Here the interim's rankings.
No news have been posted on the event website up to now.
 
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