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Top News – Thursday, May 28, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015   (Image © Laurens Morel)
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The wind was less than on the first day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta, but remained gusty and shifty on the Ijssel-Meer.
Leader change in the 470 men, where Molund/Östling SWE are new on top ahead of Kim/Kim KOR and Sheremetev/Sheremetev RUS. Weguelin/McIntyre GBR finished the two heats of the day on the ranks 1 and 2 taking the overall lead in the 470 women. Kyranakou/Van Veen NED and Seabright/Carpenter GBR follow at some distance onr the ranks 2 and 3. Sydney Bolger/Carly Shevitz USA are 24th.
The top teams in the 49ers are closely together. Turner/Brake AUS and Hedström/Düring SWE hold the first place at equal points, in point in front of Hansen/Porebski NZL. With three race wins, Bekkering/Duetz NED moved on top of the 49ersFX with a one point's lead on Keijzer/Andrade NED and Oomens/Hummel NED. Paris Henken/Helena Scott USA are 5th.
No change in the Finns, where Pieter-Jan Postma NED was again the best of the day and extended his lead. Josh Junior NZL and Michele Paoletti ITA are the first persuers. With the day ranks 13/14/bfd, Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA had probably the worst day in their Nacra-17 career, plunging on rank 5. Allan Norregaard/Annette Viborg DEN are the new leaders, ahead of McNicol/Lucinda Whitty AUS and Lin Ea Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN. Sarah Newberry /Matthew Whitehead USA are 16th.
Pawel Tarnowski POL remains on top of the RS:X male windsurfers, but Shahar Zubari ISR reduced the backlog with two race wins to 3 points. Zach Plavsic CAN is 33rd, Carson Crain USA 36th. Two bullets also for Lilian de Geus NED, replacing Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL on top of the rankings. Nikola Girke CAN is 20th.
All results, the report of the day and the video of the day.
Thursday, May 28, 2015   (Image © Laurens Morel)
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Moderate winds around 12 kn prevailed on the second day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta, but as from today till Sunday, a 20 kn plus breeze has been announced by the meteo.
Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED has taken the lead in the Lasers Standard with the day ranks 1 and 2 in his group. The former leader Matthew Wearn AUS follows 2 points behind. Sergey Komissarov RUS on 3rd is already 17 points back. Today is the last day of the Qualifier Series for the Gold- and Silverfleets. The best of each North American nation are 17th Lee Parkhill CAN, 27th Chris Barnard USA, 116th Yanic Gentry MEX.
Marit Bouwmester NED dominates in the Lasers Radial, and with the day ranks 1 and 2, she extended the advance on Evi Van Acker BEL on 6 points yesterday. Tatiana Droszdowskaya BLR follows on rank 3. Brenda Bowskill CAN is 29th. Paige Railey USA had a disaster day with two premature starts, relegating her on rank 45, making the qualification for the Goldfleet (cut rank 41) critical. With Viktoria Andrulyte LTU (rank 37), Tina Mihelic CRO (rank 40), Marie Barrué FRA (rank 41) or Line Flem Höst NOR (rank 46), a number of other usually higher ranked athlete are situated near the cut line.
All ranking lists, the report of the day and the video of the day.
Thursday, May 28, 2015   (Image © Drew Barnes)
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Both groups sailed only one race each on the third day of the Finn Masters.
Day winners were Vladimir Butenko RUS and Marc Alain Des Beauvais FRA, and the new overall leader is Vladimir Krutskikh RUS with nothing but top-6 ranks up to now. Yurij Tokovoi UKR is on 2nd only one point back, and Martin Van Muyden NED on 3rd is not far away. Astonishing the veteran Henry Sprague USA, who confirmed his top performance so far again with a 4th place yesterday, and moved up on rank 6 overall !
The ranking list and the event website.
 
Top News – Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   
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The 700 participating boats at this year's Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik have been welcomed by cold and windy weather. Gusty and shifty winds between 12 and 18 kn, together with the short and steep Ijsselmeer chop made sailing rough and challenging .... too much for the 'modern' Olympic classes !
With the top teams absent, there are some new names on top of the 470s. Chang-Yu Kim/Wang hoo Kim KOR are on rank one after the first day, ahead of Molund/Östling SWE and Xammar/Herp ESP. A surprise team is also on top of the 470 women with Niki Blässar/Mikaela Wulf FIN. Ainsworth/Weguelin GBR and Seabright/Carpenter GBR are the first persuers.
Abandonments and damages in the skiff classes, especially the 49erFX. Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED and Tessa Lloyd/Caitlin Elks AUS lead at equal points ahead of the tied Paris Henken/Helena Scutt USA and Lili Sebesi/Julie Bossard FRA. Two teams at equal points also on top of the 49ers with Hansen/Porebski NZL and Turner/...AUS.
Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA have taken the lead in the Nacra 17 and their advance on the chasers Saxton/Diamond GBR is already 14 points after three races. Bundock/Curtis AUS are 3rd. Experienced with the special conditions on his home waters, Pieter-Jan Postma NED is on the first place in the Finns, but Arkadij Kistanov RUS and Josh Junior NZL are not far behind.
Windsurfing is dominted by the Polish team, as mostly in fresher winds. Pawel Tarnowski POL is first in the RS:X men with three race wins, and in the RS:X women, Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL has a 7 points' lead on Lilian de Geus NED.
All results, the report of the day and the video of the day.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   (Image © Ricardo Pinto / Volvo Ocean Race)
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'Brunel' with Bouwe Bekking NED crossed the finish line of leg 7 in Lisbon as winner shortly before editorial deadline, with 'Mapfre' (Iker Martinez ESP) and 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) following on the ranks 2 and 3 only a few minutes later. Both, the Spanish and the Chinese, have been called to the Jury Room, as - just after the start - they crossed an exclusion zone reserved for cargo vessels.
The live transmission of the final race phase is still running and will last during this morning.
The event website.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   (Image © Claire ADB)
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Two races were completed again on day two of the Finn World Masters in Greece.
The double race winner and leader after the first day, Yuriy Tokovoy UKR, finished one heat on rank 11 only, just good enough to loose the leader position to Martijn Van Muyden NED one point ahead overall. Tokovoy UKR shares the 2nd place with Vladimir Krutskikh RUS. Veteran Henry Sprague USA won race 1, but was only 36th in race 4. Nevertheless, he remains on the 15th place among the 204 participants.
The results and the event website where the daily report and the video will posted soon.
 
Top News – Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015   (Image © Francisco Vignale / MAPFRE / Volvo Ocean Race)
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The fleet crossed the calms of the Azores anticyclone faster as expected and is now in freshening winds on the final stretch to Lisbon. 500 miles or roughly 30 hours were left to go this morning. As in the previous legs, a tight finish can be awaited between 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) 3,5 miles ahead of 'Mapfre' (Iker Martinez ESP) and 4 miles on 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA). Unexpected difficulties has the overall leader 'Abu Dhabi' (Ian Walker GBR) as 5th already 32 miles back. The all-female 'SCA' (Samantha Davies GBR) were not successful with their attack on a northern course and remain last 44 miles behind.
The race viewer and the event website.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015   (Image © Martinez Studio / MRG)
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The Match Race Germany Final, 2nd Round of the World Match Racing Tour 2015, began yesterday afternoon with some delay in a light wind. For both Tomislav Basic CRO and Eric Monnin SUI, this was a first Tour Final.
The outcome of the match was clear, as Basic, always with the same tactics, did not leave a chance for Eric Monnin SUI and finished with 3-0 score. Winner in the Petite Final was Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN defeating Matthew Jerwood AUS 2-0, bringing the Dane on top of the Tour interim's rankings.
The final report and all results.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)
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The Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik NED, beginning today, is the third event of the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup after Palma ESP and Riva del Garda ITA. Over 700 participants from 71 nations are present, with quality fleets in most classes, such as the Lasers, the windsurfers, the Nacra-17 and the Olympic skiffs. The entry lists. Grey sky and 12 to 22 kn wind will prevail during the whole week according to the forecast. The official preview and the first videos. Racing can be followed live on the Internet.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015   (Image © Claire ADB)
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The first day of the Finn World Masters 2015 proved to be challenging for race officials and competitors alike with the wind never staying consistent for more than one leg at a time. The fleet of 204 boats was split into two groups, to be reallocated for each day.
After a series of general recalls, racing got underway and two heats per group were completed. Yuri Tokovoi UKR won both races of his group and leads clearly ahead of Vlasimir Krutskikh RUS and the equal-points-trio Allen Burrell GBR, Martin Van Muijden NED and Vladimir Butenko RUS. The defending Champion Michael Maier CZE follows on rank 9, Henry Sprague USA, age 72, is on the excellent 14th positions !
The ranking list and the report of the day.
 
Top News – Monday, May 25, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015   
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Good conditions with a 10 kn breeze and for the first time sun prevailed yesterday for the Quarter and Semi Finals at Match Race Germany on Lake Constance.
Eric Monnin SUI had everything under control defeating both Marc Lees GBR in the Quarters as Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN in the Semis with 3-0, ready to meet Tomislav Basic CRO in the Final today. Basic 0-2 in arrears in the Semi had to come back strongly to eliminate Matt Jerwood AUS 3-2. The Finals begin today at 8 a.m. UTC already.
The report of the day and the Event-Website.
Monday, May 25, 2015   
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After one week racing, more than half of the distance to Europe has been covered, and the fleet is now North of the Azores in the center of the Azores Anticyclone in very calm conditions. The leading trio 'Brunel', 'Mapfre' and 'Dongfeng' was sailing at sight within a mile this morning. The all-female 'SCA' on a more northern course has almost compensated the backlog and is now 20 miles behind but still on a faster pace.
The race viewer and the event website.
Monday, May 25, 2015   
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The past two days a fleet of 16 Stars have been racing on Coronado Rhodes competing for the Rollins Bowl. Among the participants were the five Gold Star winners George Szabo, Eric Doyle, Mark Reynolds, Paul Cayard and Vince Brun crewing for Ben Mitchell. The winds on Saturday were perfect, 6-8 knots and "fairly” steady. Sunday was significantly lighter and more challenging.
George Szabo/Craig Moss won the regatta, Paul Cayard sailing with son Daniel finished 2nd, Jimmy Buckingham/Austin Sperry were 3rd.
The final results.
Monday, May 25, 2015   (Image © Mauro Melandri)
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Weather turbulences over Northern Italy disturbed the thermal breeze on Lake Garda also on the last day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, but nevertheless, 2 races were completed.
Finishing 1 and 2, Matteo Ivaldi ITA took the overall win ahead of carlo Fracassoli ITA at equal points. Andrea Rachelli ITA and his team follow on 3rd. The final rankings and the report.
Monday, May 25, 2015   
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The Finn World Masters 2015 will take place at Kavala near Thessaloniki in Greece as from today. Never mind a faraway venue ! 204 Finn Oldies found their way to this annual happy and competitive reunion. The top favorite is again Michael Maier CZE aiming for his 6th title in a row. 7 US and a CAN Finn sailors are on the entry list.
The official preview and the event website.
 
Top News – Sunday, May 24, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015   (Image © Nico Martinez)
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The Match Race Germany Round Robin on Lake Constance was concluded yesterday with Tomislav Basic CRO on top of the results table, qualified directly for the Semi Final. The teams on the ranks 2 to 7 race for the three remaining slots in the next round. Eric Monnin SUI at equal points with Basic after the Round Robin was 'relegated' on rank 2 as he lost the direct match with the Croatian. The Quarter Final Round has already been started. Monnin SUI leads over Mark Lees GBR 2-0, Mike Sherwood AUS and Timo Ellegast GER are on 1-1, as are Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN and Reuben Corbett NZL. Today is the crucial Final day.
The report of the day.
Sunday, May 24, 2015   (Image © SCA)
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After almost a week of speed racing, the fleet has massively lost momentum during the past night, influenced by the Azores anticyclone. This situation offered the all-female 'SCA' team the opportunity for a bypass attack deviating the high pressure zone northwards. It seems that this option is about to be paying as the backlog of over 100 miles has been split in half up to now. Samantha Davies GBR and her team, 59 miles back, are currently over 5 miles faster than the rest of the fleet, led by 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) 0,3 miles ahead of 'Mapfre' (Iker Martinez ESP).
The race viewer and the event website.
Sunday, May 24, 2015   (Image © Mauro Melandri)
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The Lake Garda thermal breeze was back yesterday after a windless first day at the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, and three races were completed.
First on the end of the day was John Den Engelsman NED and his team with a constant row of results (4/3/3) 3 points ahead of Carlo Fracassoli ITA on 2nd and Ricardo Simoneschi ITA on 3rd. 47 participants.
The ranking list and the report of the day.
Sunday, May 24, 2015   (Image © MartinezStudios)
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The first round of the TP52 Super Series 2015 in Valencia ended yesterday with two races sailed in a freshening seabreeze. 'Ran' with owner Niklas Zennström SWE steering, Morgan Larson USA calling the shots and Adam Beashel AUS as strategist managed to stay on top ahead of the newcomer 'Alegre' of Andy Soriano GBR with John Kostecki USA as tactician and 'Sled' of Takashi Okura JPN (with Ross McDonald CAN and Hamish Pepper NZL).
The report, the ranking list and the videos.
 
 
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