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News – Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015   (Image © Fred Hoffmann)
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Light winds and much current prevailed yesterday on the first day of Part III of the Rio Sailing Week reserved for the 49ers and 49ersFX and the 470s (sailing their South American Championship).
After three races, Dyen/Christidis FRA are first in the 49ers followed by Fletcher/Sign GBR and Przybytek/Kolodzinski POL. The 49ersFX completed two races and Helene Naess/Marie Ronningen NOR are on top ahead of Nina Keijzer/Claire Bloom NED and Griselda King/Sara Tan SIN. The 470er sailed one race in both fleets. In the 470 men, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS took the lead in front of Johan Molund/Sebastian Östling SWE and Paul Snow-Hansen/Daniel Willcox NZL. In the 470 women, Camille Lecointre/Hélène Defrance FRA are on the first place ahead of Fernanda Oliveira/Ana Barbachan BRA and Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
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The 29er Eurocup in Wales continued yesterday with five races sailed in a fresh 15 to 20 kn breeze and a big swell.
James Wilson/Oscar Gunn NZL took the lead ahead of Jackson Keon/Nick Egnot-Johnson NZL and John Cooles/Simon Hoffmann AUS. Best Europeans on rank 4 are Juho Kotiranta/Akseli Keskinen FIN, the first female team Courtney Bilbrough/ Harriet Ward GBR follows on rank 28 among the 129 participants.
The results and the event website.
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Five races for each group in a 15-20 kn wind and big waves made racing quite challenging on the second day of the 29er Eurocup in Wales. Wolf Van Cauwenberghe/Romain Defferard SUI finished all heats in the top-10 and are on the excellent 10th place overall. The two other Swiss teams Hugo Demuylder/Ludovic Cartier SUI and Leo Duret/Benoit Leuenberger SUI, both very young with age 15, remained ashore as did over a third of the fleet considering the rough conditions.
The results.
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No wind on the first day of the Dragon European Championship in Bastad SWE, and this after a windy Swedish Championship during the past week. The opening race has therefore been postponed to today. 55 participants from 11 nations are on the entry list. The event website.
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The Optimist Swiss Championship on Lake Thoune began yesterday with a Team Race. Leading in Round Robin A is the SC Cham with a 7-0 score ahead of the mixed Team OA SUI (6-1). In Round Robin B, only the German team remained without defeat and leads 7-0 ahead of the SN Geneva 1 (6-1). The Team Race will be decided today. Thursday is the first day of the individual Swiss Championship.
The event website.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015   (Image © Thom Touw)
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The very windy Contender World Championship in Medemblik with 134 participants form 11 nations and 3 continents ended last Friday. The outcome was very close with Simon Mussell GBR winning one point ahead of Mark Bulka AUS. Andrea Bonezzi ITA won the Bronze Medal.Jacqueline Rüfenacht SUI as 10th (= 77th overall) in the Silverfleet is the best-ranked woman.
The results and the report.
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For several years, the Austrian Pitter Charter has been the organiser of so called Cruising Regattas on the Adriatic Sea, open not only for owned yachts but also for charter boats. The Kornati Cup, organised by Pitter for the 15th time this year, has become so popular, that the number of entries had to be limited to 100.
And now, a NEW challenging competition has been launched: The Race - 1000 miles', a long-distance race organised for the first time this autumn, starting in Biograd, Pitter's main base in the middle of the Adriatic Coast, and heading in a first leg over 390 miles nonstop to Lefkas in Greece, and in a second leg back to Biograd, a most challenging but also picturesque course with an up-to-date race management, ORC handicap and class rankings (with and without spi), GPS tracking and shore support. Entry is open for adequate monohulls with a minimum speed potential to be evaluated and decided on by the organisers. Especially attractive is the participation in a top-equipped Charter-One-Design-yacht as offered by Pitter: the Bavaria Cruiser 40S (Spi) or the Bavaria Cruiser 45 (Gennaker).
All necessary details on the Pitter-Yachting-website.
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The Copa del Rey began yesterday in Palma in presence of HM King Felipe with 119 teams in six classes.
After two races, Henrik Brandeis GER is on rank 1 in the largest fleet with 44 boats, the ORC-1-category. George Sakellaris USA with his 70-foot 'Ran' leads in the IRC-0-category. Manuel Weiller ESP is first in the IRC-1-category.
All other ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
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Some classes organised their Swiss Championships, and a number of Clubs invited to evening races, 'Semaines du Soir'. Summaries on regattas having taken place over the past weekend has been posted in the Sailing Switzerland section of our website. .
 
News – Monday, August 3, 2015
Monday, August 3, 2015   (Image © Christian Chardon)
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The Medal Races of the EUROSAF Youth European Championship in Brest FRA were sailed yesterday in an initial 15 kn breeze, increasing to up to 25 kn during the races.
With a 2nd rank, Jack Cookson GBR succeeded to climb on top of the Lasers Radial men, relegating Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA and Paolo Giargia ITA on the ranks 2 and 3. Francesca Bergamo ITA was the clear winner in the Lasers Radial women in front of Louise Cervera FRA and Maria Erdi HUN. In the 420 Girls, Jessie Kampman/Anaël Ponthieu FRA replaced the tied Jenny Cropley/Emma Barker GBR with a 2nd race rank on top. As winners of the Medal Race, Angelika Kohlendorfer/Viktoria Puxkandl AUT advanced on the 3rd place. In the 420 Boys, Theo Carayon/Erwan Lucas FRA are on rank 1 ahead of Matteo Zerbin/Giulio Maccarrone ITA Silver and Nikolaus Kampelmühler/Oliver Kobale Bronze. Winners in the 29er women were Aleksandra Melzacka/Maja Micinska POL and in the 29ers men Gwendal Nael/Pierre Tydgat FRA. French winners in the SL-16-catamarans as well with Louis Flament/Charles Dorange FRA. Mariam Sekhposyan RUS finished first in the RS:X women windsurfers, Titouan Le Bosq FRA was first in the RS:X men. The Nations' Rankings have France on top closely followed by Italy and England.
All ranking lists, the final report and the videos.
Monday, August 3, 2015   (Image © Jacques Vapillon)
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The finish of the Protos Minis in leg 2 of the Transgascogne was very close this morning, as Fréderic Denis FRA was only 1 min 34 sec ahead of Axel Trehin FRA. This duo was close at the end of the first leg as well with Axel Trehin on position 1 who just saved 1 min 36 sec of that advantage to become overall winner. The 3rd Clement Bouyssou FRA is 50 min behind.
The Series Minis are just about to finish the race, and Ian Lipinski POL winner of the first leg, has crossed the line again as first, this time with almost one hour advance on Julien Pulve FRA. Tanguy Le Turquais FRA finished 3rd one minute back. Ian Lipinski PLO is the superior winner in the Series Minis ahead of Julien Pulve FRA.
The ranking lists and the event website.
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After the unplanned break on Saturday, the RS:X windsurfers resumed racing yesterday with three heats. Ricardo Winick BRA finished on rank 1 closely followed by Aichen Wang CHN and Ivan Pastor ESP. In the RS:X-women, Chan Hei Man HKG stays on top overall, ahead of Blanca Manchon ESP and Sun Jiali CHN. All ranking lists and the daily news (in Portuguese).
Today begins Part III of the Rio Sailing Week with the 470s and 49ers, both fleets with a good participation. In the 470s, the 2012 Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS and Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie NZL are on the entry lists, in the 49ers, Dyen/Christidis FRA, Pink/Bithell GBR and Hansen/Porebski NZL are the most prominent teams. In the 49ers FX, all top-ranked teams of the World Rankings are present.
All ranking and entry lists as well as the daily news.
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The UK National 29er Championship in Wales began yesterday as tune-up for the 29er World Championship beginning on the coming weekend. 126 teams from 20 nations and 5 continents.
Four races were sailed on the opening day in a moderate breeze. James Hammett/Ben Todd GBR lead one point ahead of Carl-Emil Baad/Jakob Precht DEN and another point on Tamryn Lindsay/William McKenzie NZL tied with the the first all-woman team Tania Bonillo/Nuria Miro ESP on 3rd.
The results /URL] and the event website.
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The usual water quality test requires only a bacteriological result - to be noted that this test in Rio is far above all limits for public beaches. Associated Press (AP), having critisised the quality of the Olympic watersports' (sailing, rowing, swimming) venues for quite some time now, has taken the initiative to test the water on viruses ... and this with a frightening result. The limits are exceeded over 1'000-fold, and this not only in the Guaranaba Bay, where the sailing competition should take place, but also in the open sea off the beaches of Copa Cabana and Ipanema. The measured values correpond to the water quality in a clarification plant before the water is treated. A new video clip summarizes the report as does a summary report.
Based on these investigations, the World Health Organisation WHO has recommended to the International Olympic Committee IOC to include virolocigal probes in their water tests. And ISAF has been prompted to do the promised but never executed measurements. Peter Sowery, the new CEO of ISAF, regrets in an interview the fact, that the Olympic Regattas might be sailed away from the picturesque postcard idyll of the Sugarloaf Mountain ... read the trivial Communiqué of ISAF.
It seems that at the Rio Olympics in addition the the sailing skills, the immune system of the athletes will be tested too. A spoonful of Rio water daily is like a vaccination. Yesterday, a Triathlon competition took place at the Copacabana .... interesting to hear about any reactions.
Monday, August 3, 2015   (Image © PWA Carter)
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The Fuerteventura PWA World Tour Grand Slam ended yesterday with the last Slalom heats. Antoine Albeau FRA won the Men's Slalom, the Freestyle competition on the program at the beginning, went in favor of the World Champion Sara-Quita Offringa NED (Aruba) and Dieter Van der Eyken NED. All othe details on the PWA-Website. Today begins the PWA-Wave-Worldcup on Teneriffa ESP.
Monday, August 3, 2015   (Image © Yvan Zedda)
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Lacking sponsors, the MOD-70-trimaran circuit has been dissolved, and the owners are now looking for other starting possibilities. Stève Ravussin SUI decided to use his 'Race for Water' in an ecological round-the-world project for the protection of the sea. We reported regularily about this project. The latest news is, that the trimaran 'Edmond de Rothschild', modified in a foiling trimaran in spring, did the first on-the-water tests. Here the report with video.
Monday, August 3, 2015   (Image © Sander van der Borch / Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour)
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Only light winds prevailed on the last day of the GC32 Sailing Cup in Kiel, not enough to foil, but enough to complete three races. Finishing 3/2/1, 'Sultanate of Oman' with Leigh McMillan GBR was the team of the day, but 'Alinghi' with Morgan Larson USA defended the overall lead. These two teams are also on top of the Annual Classificastions. The report and the video of the day.
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The Dragon Swedish Championship in Bastad SWE, a tune-up competition in view of the European Championship at the same venue, ended last Saturday.
Henrik Larsen/Frithjof Kleen/Robert Stanjek DEN were the superior winners with a 35 points' lead after 7 races. Lawrie Smith GBR and Stefan Winberg SWE with their teams completed the podium. 36 participants.
The results and the event website.
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The new WAVE-Magazine Nbr 13 is available, among other with the following main topics: the Design-Doyen: Multitalent Pelle Petterson +++ 10 questions for Pelle Petterson +++ Tested: the Maxi 1200 off Mallorca and the Thoma Tender on the Walensee +++ Luxus: Code Zero and Monte Carlo 4S+++ Action: How to win the next Volvo Ocean Race +++ Wave Stylebook: Breton-stripe-shirts – the alltime Marine-Look +++ SUP in the Art Gallery +++ West-Sweden: Auf shell discovery in the Archipelago +++ Travel tip: Marseille +++ Report: Sailboat and Powerboat sharing not owning +++ Suzuki Vitara: for city and beach +++ VSSS-News +++ SWWV-Portrait: Pascal Perrottet.
The Online-Version provides for a first overview. WAVE is on sale at every kiosk, or - even better - as subscription.
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Good wind conditions prevailed on Lake Constance over the weekend for the long-distance 'West - East' Regatta. The winner Albert Schiess SUI on his M2-Catamaran established a new record with 2 hrs and 6 min. All ranking lists and the event website.
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As tune-up race for the Fireball Swiss National Championship starting next Wednesday has taken place on the Reschensee AUT over the past weekend. Best wind conditions allowed to complete 8 races in a 4-5 bft breeze, all won by Claude Mermod/Ruedi Moser SUi. On the ranks 2 and 3 follow the Czech helmswomen M.Koranova CZE and M.Struncova CZE with their crews. The report with rankings.
 
News – Sunday, August 2, 2015
Sunday, August 2, 2015   (Image © Christian Chardon / Eurosaf Youth)
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The Qualification Series at the EUROSAF Youth European Championship ended yesterday with the last races sailed in an 8 to 10 kn seabreeze. Here some rankings before today's Medal Races:
Theo Carayon/Erwan Lucas FRA are the premature winners in the 420 Boys. Kampelmühler/Kobale AUT and Zerbin/Maccarrone ITA folllow at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3. Jenny Cropley/Emma Parker GBR are back on top of the 420 Girls with Kampman/Ponthieu FRA and Schöne/Thielemann GER closely behind. Francesca Bergamo ITA starts to the Medal Race with a 6 points' lead on Maria Erdi HUN in the Laser Radial Girls, and Louise Cervera FRA on rank 3 remains a candidate for the title as well. Italian is the lead in the Laser Radial Boys as well with Paolo Giargia ITA, but Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA, Jack Cookson GBR and Daniel Whiteley GBR are not far behind. Gwendal Nael/Pierre Tydgat FRA enter the 29er-Boys Medal Race with a 10 points' lead on Dan Venables/Patrick Keech GBR, and in the 29er-Girls, the title will go to Alexandra Melzacka/Maja Micinska POL or Anne Prescott/Eve Townsend GBR 2 points back.
All other ranking lists, the daily report and the videos.
Sunday, August 2, 2015   
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The start to the second leg of the Transgascogne in Luanco ESP was slightly delayed, before the 47-solo-skippers departed for Port Bourgenay FRA. The south-eastely breeze, about 20 kn, guaranteed for a fast reaching race up to now.
In the Series Minis, it is again Ian Lipinski POL who leads the fleet, 2 miles ahead of Sander Van Doorn NED. In the Protos, Clément Bouyssou FRA is on top but the winner of leg 1 Axel Trehin FRA is 2nd only 0,4 mile behind. Simon Koster SUI on 3rd is 1,2 miles back.
The race viewer and the event website.
Sunday, August 2, 2015   (Image © Fred Hoffmann)
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Almost no wind on day two of the windsurfing competition of the Rio Sailing Week and nothing but a few start attempts were the result. After the three races of the first day, the leaders are Wang Aichen CHN in the RS:X men and Isobel Hamilton GBR in the RS:X women.
The daily news (in Portuguese).
Sunday, August 2, 2015   (Image © Robert Hajduk)
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Defeating the Tour Leader Ian Williams GBR 2-0 in the Final of the Sopot Match Race, Nicolai Sehested DEN age 26 celebrated his first victory in the World Match Racing Tour. Winner of the Petite Final was Karol Jablonski POL winning 2-1 over Björn Hansen SWE.
The final report.
Sunday, August 2, 2015   (Image © Tom Lonsdale)
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The OK-Dinghy World Championship 2015 in Poland ended yesterday with two races sailed in light and unconstant winds.
André Budzien GER defended his first place and won his second World Champion's title after 2012. Silver and Bronze went to Charles Cumbley GBR and Bo Petersen DEN. 91 sailors from 9 ations participated.
The report and the final ranking list.
Sunday, August 2, 2015   (Image © PWA Carter)
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Today, the Slalom of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam will be concluded. Up to now, 9 heats have been concluded, and once more, the veteran and multiple champion Antoine Albeau FRA is the dominating leader followed by Matteo Iachina ITA. 59 participants from 21 nations are present.
Tomorrow begins the next Round of the PWA Wave World Cup. All other details on the PWA website.
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No wind on the last day of the Esse 850 European Open on Lake Garda, and the previous ranking list becomes final after the six races completed so far during two days. Alain Marchand SUI, the dominator of the class in the past years, has apparently now a serious opponent with Paulo Sevestre SUI/FRA - French Olympian 2008 in the Tornado - living in Lausanne SUI. Thanks to a convincing first day, Sevestre remained on top ahead of Marchand SUI. Hans-Peter Martin GER follows on rank 3. 28 teams from 4 nations participated.
The final rankings.
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At the Kite-Foil Gold Cup San Francisco event, the Qualifiers Series for the split in a Gold- and Silverfleet ended yesterday after two race days and 10 heats sailed in 20-25 kn breeze. Outstanding was the performance of Nico Parlier FRA, winner of all runs, ahead of Maxime Nocher FRA and Johnny Heineken USA on the ranks 2 and 3.
The ranking list and the report.
Sunday, August 2, 2015   (Image © Martinez Studio)
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No changes on the podium after the three races of yesterday sailed in a 10 kn breeze and a big swell at the Marstrand-Cup. 'Bronenosec' of Vladimir Liubomirov RUS with Michele Ivaldi ITA as tactician remains first ahead of 'Nika' of Vladimir Prosikhin RUS (tactics Dean Barker NZL) and 'Charisma' of Nico Poons MON.
The report with rankings.
Sunday, August 2, 2015   (Image © Sander van der Borch / Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour)
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The GC32-Catamaran Sailing Cup Round 3 in Kiel GER continued yesterday with six races. Team of the day with two race wins was 'Spindrift Racing' with Yann Guichard FRA, advancing on rank 2 overall. 'Alinghi' with Morgan Larson USA remains on top. Fresher winds have been announced for today.
The results and the daily news.
 
News – 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.
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.
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. 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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On the last day of the German Optimist Championship, the fleet was ready early in the morning, but the wind was not present on the Ammersee and the event was concluded without a Final Series. Superior winner of the big-breeze 2015 Optimist Championship is therefore Daniela Bartelheimer GER, ahead of Roko Mohr GER 2nd and Klemens Semelbauer SLO 3rd at equal points. Tristan Thomas FRA finished 4th. the best-ranked Swiss is Marie Van der Klink SUI on rank 49 among the 203 participants from 10 nations.
The final rankings and the report (PDF).
Saturday, August 1, 2015   (Image © Christian Chardon)
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A sufficient breeze was filling in late in the afternoon in Brest yesterday to start racing and every class completed two heats.
Team of the day in the 420 Boys were Kampelmühler/Kobale AUT, winning two races and moving up on rank 2 overall, but clearly leading remain Crayon/Lucas FRA. In the 420 Girls, the new leaders are Schöne/Thielemann GER die Führung übernommen. In the Laser Radial Boys, only 4 points separate the leading Jack Cookson GBR from rank 4 Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA. In the Radial Girls, Francesca Bergamo ITA is first ahead of Louise Cervera FRA.
All other results, the daily report and the videos.
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.
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Three races were sailed on the second day of the Esse 850 European Open on Lake Garda as well, and with two race wins, the defending champion Alain Marchand SUI reduced the deficit on the still leading Paulo Sevestre SUI to 6 points. The third Hans-Peter Martin GER is already 17 points behind. Daniel Schroff SUI follows on rank 4.
The results.
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.
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The 'Five Days on Lake Geneva' ended yesterday in a light wind, but the stormy conditions during the first days pushed the superior winners Loïc Forestier/Bruno Engel to the new record of 1000 miles in 5 days, almost 100 miles more as the previous record. Yann Burkhalter/Olivier Bessire finished 2nd, Jean-Pascal and Francine Chatagny 3rd. 17 of the 21 starting teams finished the race.
The ranking list and the report. See also the facebook page of the winning Loïc Forestier with numerous video clips of regional TV stations.
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A number of decisions seem to have been made prematurely at the Techno 293 Europeans. In the U17 Girls, Giorgia Speciale ITA has a 12 points lead on Olivia Rosique FRA. In the U17 Boys, Tom Arnoux FRA is 10 points ahead of Julien Rocco FRA and in the U15 Boys, Fabien Pianazza FRA won 7 of the 8 races so far.
The event website with all other results and the video of the day.
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 and the video of the day.
 
News – 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.
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.
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. Winner in the Lasers Radial is Evi Van Acker BEL ahead of Erika Reineke USA 2nd and Josefine Olsson SWE new on 3rd. 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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Sun and good sailing conditions prevailed yesterday in Brest at the EUROSAF Youth European Championship and racing proceeded as scheduled.
Changes on top of the rankings happened in the Radial Boys where Giancarlo Planchestainer ITA took the lead and in the 29er Boys with Gwendal Nael/Pierre Tydgat FRA new on rank 2.
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The wind was gone yesterday after three windy qualification days as the video clip of the Bavarian TV channel demonstrates. Leading before the Final Series in Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets is Daniela Bartelheimer GER winning 5 of the 6 races so far.
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The Esse 850 European Open began yesterday on Lake Garda with three races sailed in a fresh Ora of up to 25 kn. Superior leader with three bullets is Paulo Sevestre SUI 10 points ahead of Alain Marchand SUI on rank 2 and Franz Schollmeyer GER closely behing. 28 teams from 4 nations participate.
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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.
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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.
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The 'Five Days on Lake Geneva' will come to an end this afternoon at 14 h CET, the start time 5 days ago. Loïc Forestier/Bruno Engel SUI have a huge advance on the rest of the fleet and will terminate the long-endurance race on rank 1 ahead of the team Burkhalter/Bessire SUI from Lake Bienne and Jean-Pascal and Francine Chatagny SUI. The race viewer and the event website.
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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.
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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.
 
 
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