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Olympic Games 2012 - Weymouth GBR – Saturday, August 1, 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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Only one race could be sailed on the last day of th 470 Junior World Championship in Thessaloniki GRE before the Medal Races in the afternoon. As to expect with the considerable points' gaps between the top teams, no changes happened in the ranking sequence of the first two boats by class.
But it was sheer luck that kept the defending champions Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan FRA on top. With a broken spinaker halyard, they finished the Medal Race on the last place, but the second-ranked Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER arrived on rank 4 only and could not completely compensate the backlog on the French. With a 3 points' deficit, they remained 2nd. The battle for Bronze wen in favor of Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA. Russell Clarida/Henry Fernberger USA lost some places in the last race and are 27th.
Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA remained a class of their own also in the Medal Race, and they earned the Gold Medal with a 39 points' advantage on Maria Bozi/Rafailina Klonaridou GRE. The Bronze Medal went to Jessica Lavery/Megan Brickwood GBR. Allie Surrette/Ali Ten Hove CAN are on the 28th final position.
All ranking lists, the report and the videos.
Saturday, August 1, 2015   
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Yesterday, the RS:X windsurfers started to the Rio International Sailing Week with three races sailed in a moderate wind.
In the RS:X men, Wang Aichen CHN has taken the lead one point ahead of Ivan Pastor ESP. The Olympic Champion Nick Dempsey GBR follows on rank 3 among the 10 participants from 6 nations. In the RS:X women, Isobel Hamilton GBR and Chen Peina CHN share the lead. Sun Jali CHN follows on rank 3. Demita de Lille MEX is 5th. Farrah Hall USA and Kathleen Tocke USA did not compete. 19 participants from 9 nations are present.
The daily report and all ranking lists.
Saturday, August 1, 2015   (Image © Robert Hajduk)
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The Sopot Match Race continued yesterday again in a fresh breeze with the remaining Round Robin duels and the Quarter Finals. Qualified for the Semi Finals are Ian Williams GBR, Karol Jablonski POL, Björn Hansen SWE and Nicolai Sehested DEN. back from the Volvo Ocean Race after a year. Eric Monnin SUI lost his three last duels and was eliminated. The results and the report.
Saturday, August 1, 2015   
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The start to the second leg of the Transgscogne back to Port Bourgenay FRA will be given today in Luanco at the Spanish North coast. Ian Lipinski POL has a 50 min lead on Sander Van Doorn NED in the Series-Minis. Only 3 minutes is the advance of Axel Trahin FRA on Frédéric Denis FRA in the Protos.
The start will be given by noon CET, and the race can be followed again live on the event website.
Saturday, August 1, 2015   
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Rain and again much wind prevailed on the 4th day of the OK-Dinghy Worlds in Poland, and another two races were completed, both won by Thomas Hansson-Mild SWE. Finishing 2 and 4, André Budzien GER is again on top of the overall rankings 2 points ahead of Jim Hunt GBR. Charlie Cumbley GBR on the 3rd place is already 14 points behind.
The results and the daily report.
Saturday, August 1, 2015   (Image © MartinezStudios)
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A good breeze and big waves challenged the 12 teams again on the third day of the RC44 Marstrand Cup. The Russian teams stay in front before the last races today with 'Bronenosec' of Vladimir Liubomirov RUS and Michele Ivaldi ITA tactics on first, 4 points in front of 'Nika' of Vladimir Prosikhin RUS with Dean Barker NZL.
The report with results.
Saturday, August 1, 2015   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)
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After day one without racing due to the too strong wind, there was a light, shifty breeze prevailing on the Kiel Firth yesterday allowing to complete 8 races, 6 of them won by 'Alinghi' with Morgan Larson USA. 'Spindrift' and 1 point behind 'Sultanate of Oman' will duel for rank 2 overall today.
The report with results.
 
Olympic Games 2012 - Weymouth GBR – Friday, July 31, 2015
Friday, July 31, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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The teams had to wait for the seabreeze until 18 h, and there was just time left for one 5-8 kn light-wind race. More Final Races have been scheduled for today to be started in the morning breeze from the shore at 11 a.m., before the Medal Races later in the afternoon. But the top positions in both fleets seem to be quite stable.
Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan FRA added another win on their result sheet and have now a 15 points' advance on Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER in the 470 men. The Germans are 12 points ahead on the 3rd ranked David Charles Vila/Alex Charles Vila ESP and tactically, the Spanish will rather defend Bronze against Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA on the 4th place only 4 points behind, as fight for Silver. Close will be the fight for the Medal Race cut as Noguera/ Terrones ESP on rank 9 are only 6 points ahead of Scharnagl/Schulz AUT on rank 12. Russell Clarida/Henry Fernberger USA are on the position 22.
Even more clear is the situation in the 470 women with Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA 27 points ahead of Maria Bozi/Rafailina Klonaridou GRE. New on rank 3 are Nadja Horwitz/Sofia Middleton CHI 17 points behind rank 2, but as in the men, danger comes from behind as Jessica Lavery/Megan Brickwood GBR are only 4 points back. The fight for the Medal Race is also very tight with the ranks 9 to 12 separated by 5 points only. Allie Surrette/Ali Ten Hove CAN are on the 28th place.
All results. The event website will be updated during thei morning with the daily report and the video of day 5. The start to the Medal Race is scheduled for 15 h. Check the live ticker to remain updated during the day.
Friday, July 31, 2015   
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Part 1 of the Rio Sailing Week was concluded yesterday with two races.
Josh Junior NZL defended the first place in the Finns winning overall 5 points ahead of Pieter-Jan Postma NED. Jorge Zarif BRA finished on 3rd. Caleb Paine USA is on the 7th place. First in the Lasers Radial is Evi Van Acker BEL ahead of Erika Reineke USA 2nd and Josefine Olsson SWE new on 3rd. Haddon Hughes USA and Isabella Bertold CAN are on the positions 12 and 13. Winning 5 of 8 races, Tom Burton AUS is first in the Laser Standard 3 points ahead of Sam Mech NZL rank 2. Matthew Wearn AUS remained on rank 3. No changes on the Nacra 17 podium with Thomas Zajac/Tanja Frank AUT Gold, Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS Silver and Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP Bronze.
All ranking lists and the final report (in Portuguese).
As from today until Augst 2, it is the RS:X windsurfers' turn, followed by the 470 and 49ers, both in men and women. The event website.
Friday, July 31, 2015   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
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Yesterday ended the first leg of the Transgascogne in Luanco ESP after just 25 hours. The difficult conditions with shifty and varying winds kept the solo-skippers awake during the whole race.
Winner in the Protos is Axel Trehin FRA closely followed by Fréderic Denis FRA 3 minutes behind. The 3rd Clément Bouyssou FRA had a 43 minutes backlog.
In the Series Minis, the winner is Ian Lipinski POL 9 minutes ahead of Guillermo Canardo ESP, and another 41 minutes behind Sander Van Doorn NED 3.
The race viewer with results. The event website was not yet updated this morning.
Friday, July 31, 2015   
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'It was wet, cold and windy' ! The only race of the day at the OK-Dinghy World Championshiip was finally started in the afternoon in a 20-25 kn wind. With the discard coming into effect, Jim Hunt GBR moved up on top 3 points ahead of André Budzien GER on 2nd.
The report and the ranking list.
Friday, July 31, 2015   (Image © Robert Hajduk)
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Gusty conditions exceeding 30 kn on day 2 of the Round Robin at the Sopot Match Race brought the teams in difficult situations and even a dismasting. With 10 flights to go in the Qualification Round, the clear leader is the veteran Karol Jablonski POL with 9-2 [win-loss] ahead of Björn Hansen SWE 7-1 and Johnie Berntsson SWE Berntsson 7-4.
The results and the report.
Friday, July 31, 2015   
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The RC44 Marstrand Cup continued yesterday with 3 races. Team of the day with the ranks 1/3/3 was 'Bronenosec' of Vladimir Liubomirov RUS with Michele Ivaldi ITA calling tactics. The report with results.
Friday, July 31, 2015   
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Much wind yesterday in Kiel on day one of Round 3 of the GC32-Catamaran Sailing Cup. After the capsize of 'Alinghi' with Morgan Larson USA in the morning tune-up and VIP sailing, the PRO cancelled sailing for the day after consulting the 5 skippers. The report. Racing can be followed live on the Internet.
 
Olympic Games 2012 - Weymouth GBR – Thursday, July 30, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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The seabreeze was lighter and variable at the 470 Junior Worlds in Thessaloniki GRE. Both fleets completed two races, and today, the Final Series continue with another three heats before the Medal Races tomorrow.
The situation in the women's fleet is quite clear, as Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA are now already 24 points ahead, and also the local Maria Bozi/
Rafailina Klonaridou GRE are on a solid 2nd place 16 points in front of the 3rd-ranked Roberta Caputo/Alice Sinno ITA. Allie Surrette/Ali Ten Hove advanced on rank 30.
Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan FRA won another race in the men's fleet yesterday and have now a 14 points advance on Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER, who are closely followed by David Charles Vila/Alex Charles Vila ESP on 3rd. Russell Clarida/Henry Fernberger USA sailing in the Goldfleet are on position 27.
The ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day available during this morning on the event website.
Thursday, July 30, 2015   (Image © Fred Hoffmann)
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Part 1 of the Rio International Sailing Week continued yesterday with two races for the Lasers, Lasers Radial and Finns as well as 3 races for the Nacra 17.
Josh Junior NZL defended his lead in the Finns, but the best of the day Jorge Zarif BRA, ranks 1 and 2, reduced the backlog on the first place to 4 points. Pieter-Jan Postma NED descended on rank 3. Caleb Paine USA is 8th. In the Lasers Radial, the dominators of the season have been taking control, except Marit Bouwmeester NED, who has in addition to the positions 1/2/2 also three last ranks on her account. Evi Van Acker BEL is on rank 1 followed by Erika Reineke USA and Alison Young GBR. Haddon Hughes USA and Isabella Bertold CAN are on the 12th and 13th place. Leader change in the Lasers Standard as well where Tom Burton AUS replaced Sam Meech NZL on top with two race wins. In the Nacra 17, Thomas Zajac/Tanja Frank AUT reclaimed the lead and are now 7 points ahead of Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS.
Today is the last day of part 1 of the Rio Week. As from tomorrow, the two RS:X windsurfing fleets will start their program.
All ranking lists and the daily news in Portuguese.
Thursday, July 30, 2015   (Image © MartinezStudios)
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The Marstrand Cup, Swedish Act of the RC44 Championship Tour, continued yesterday with three fleetraces sailed in a 10-12 kn breeze. 'Nika' of Vladimir Prosikhin RUS with Bill Hardesty USA tactics took the lead. The report.
 
Olympic Games 2012 - Weymouth GBR – 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. Russell Clarida/Henry Fernberger USA sailing in the Goldfleet are on position 28. 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. Allie Surrette/Ali Ten Hove advanced on rank 32.
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. Caleb Paine USA is 8th. 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. Haddon Hughes USA is 11th, Isabella Bertold CAN 12th. 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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After two days' waiting, the wind at the French Atlantic coast has calmed down enough to allow the start to the Transcascogne this morning at 6.30 h UTC. The 47 participants will encounter a moderate rear wind during the 230 miles' first leg to Luanco ESP, a perfect setting for speed tests with the immediate opponents ! The race can be followed live via GPS tracking. 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 USA/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 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.
 
Olympic Games 2012 - Weymouth GBR – 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. Russell Clarida/Henry Fernberger USA are on the 27th place, qualified for the Goldfleet.
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. Allie Surrette/Ali Ten Hove are on the 38th 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   
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The stormy conditions exceeding 40 kn at the French Atlantic coast are staying on and the Race Direction decided early to postpone the start on tomorrow Wednesdaÿ.
The report and the event website.
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. Caleb Paine USA is 8th. 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. Haddon Hughes USA is 4th, Isabella Bertold CAN 12th. 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, new on 2nd, after 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.
Top ten USA teams are in the 470 women Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha rank 5, in the 470 men Stu McNay/Hughes rank 8, in the Lasers Standard Charlie Buckingham 9th, in the Kite Formula Erika Heineken 9th. Top-10 CAN is in the Lasers Radial Isabella Bertold rank 9, in the Kite Formula Cathrine Dufour 4th
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.
 
 
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