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News – Thursday, July 31, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014   
The Qualifier Series for the Gold and Silver fleet ended yesterday with two races sailed in a 12-14 kn breeze.
Jose-Manuel Riuz/Fernando Davila ESP, best of the day, took the overall lead in the Boys/Open rankings. Dominguez/Abalo ESP and the ISAF Youth Sailing World Champions Jia Yi Loh/Jonathan Yeo SIN follow on the ranks 2 and 3, closely followed by Macchetti/Dantes FRA on rank 4.
Still closely together are the leading boats in the Girls rankings: Kimberly Lim/Savannah Sieuw SIN remain first one point ahead of Carlotta Omari/Francesca Russo ITA. As best of the day and with the discard result considered, Aikaterini Tavoulari/Fotini Koutsoumpou GRE are new on rank 3.
The daily report with ranking lists.
Thursday, July 31, 2014   
The Final Series in a Gold and Silver fleet began yesterday in perfect conditions with sun and a 20-25 kn breeze with two races.
The Spanish juniors from the Canaries dominated the scene with two race wins each in the Boys' with Alejandro Bethancourt ESP and in the Girls with Silvia Morales ESP, both moving on top of the overall rankings. With 7 bullets in 8 heats, Alejandro Bethancourt ESP has the Boys' title practically in the pocket, as his advantage on Martin Mikkola FIN (U16 leader) is already 24 points. Rafael De la Hoz ESP follows on rank 3.
Silvia Morales ESP moved on top of the Girls rankings, thanks to her two race wins, replacing the previously leading Odile Van Aanholt NED now 4 points behind. Silvia Morales ESP is also first in the U16-rankings. Maud Van Olst NED is 3rd overall.
The event-website with rankings and the event-facebook-page with reports and pictures.
Thursday, July 31, 2014   
No racing yesterday because of the thundry weather with circling winds during the third day of the Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2014. Two more Qualifier races after the four heats already completed are on the program today before the Gold and Silver fleet Final Series beginning tomorrow.
First in the Radial Boys are Nicola Villa ITA, Joel Rodriguez ESP and Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA at equal points. In the Radial Girls, Martina Reino ESP is on rank 1 ahead of Monika Mikkola FIN and Ana Zelic CRO.
The event website with all rankings and the event-facebook-page.
Thursday, July 31, 2014   
The Qualifier Series were concluded with the races 7 to 9 sailed in a 12 kn breeze, and the 25 best teams qualified for the Gold fleet. Brice Yrieix/Loïc Fischer FRA added two more race wins in their group defending the first place overall, two points ahead of Kurt Morten/Harry Hansen AUS on 2nd. Unchanged also rank 3 with Micah Wilkinson/Jack Rogers NZL.
The ranking list and the Event-Website.
Thursday, July 31, 2014   
No racing because of the pouring rain preventing the thermal breeze from filling in. The interim's rankings after the three heats from the opening day remain unchanged. The weather forecast is not very promising as is will remain rainy and cool till the end of the Masters Cup.
The daily report and all ranking lists.
Thursday, July 31, 2014   
Two light-wind races were completed yesterday at the Contender Europeans on the Baltic Sea. Max Billerbeck GER extended his overall lead with the day ranks 1 and 4. Unfortunately, the event website seems out of service this morning CET, and the Twitter does not reveal more details.
Thursday, July 31, 2014   
The opening of the Fuerteventura Freestyle World Tour competition suffered from the light and unconstant breeze yesterday, and only two heats were run. The PWA website contains details and in addition a video summary of the successfully run Slalom competition of the past days.
 
News – Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   
The 420 Worlds in Travemünde continued yesterday in a 10 kn breeze with two races by fleet. Team of the day in the Girls were Kimberly Lim/Savannah Sieuw SIN, winning both heats and replacing the ISAF Youth Sailing Champions Silvia Mas/ Marta Davila ESP on top. Carlotta Omari/Francesca Russo ITA follow on rank 3. 83 teams.
Dominguez/Abalo ESP defended their first place in the Men/Open rankings, but the best of the day Ruiz/Davila ESP joined them on points. Ferraro/Orlando ITA follow on rank 3.
The daily report and the event website with all ranking lists.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   
All groups sailed two races again on day two of the Laser Radial Youth Worlds.
In the Boys category, Nicola Villa ITA and Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA joined the leading Joel Rodriguez ESP on top with 8 points each. One point behind lurks Vladimir Evfimyevskiy RUS. 159 participants. .
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Champion Martina Reino ESP won both races and moved on top of the Girls category, two points ahead of Monika Mikkola FIN 2nd. Ana Zelic CRO is 3rd. 83 participants.
The event website with all ranking lists.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   (Image © Alberto Sanchez)
The Qualifier Series for Gold and Silver fleets were concluded yesterday with three races sailed in sun with a 12 kn breeze.
Alejandro Bethancourt ESP remains outstanding as a clear leader winning 5 of the 6 races sailed so far. Rafael De La Hoz ESP as 2nd is already 9 points behind. Emil Toblini ITA follows as 3rd.
Almost as successful as Bethancourt ESP in the Boys is Odile Van Aanholt NED in the Girls with 4 bullets in 6 heats. But Silvia Morales ESP is a fierce chaser only one point behind. Maud Van Olst NED is 3rd.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   (Image © Luka Bartulovic)
The 29er Worlds on Lake Ontario continued yesterday in a well established seabreeze of 14-16 kn. Brice Yrieix/Loïc Fischer FRA, winning two of three races, are the new leaders 2 points ahead of Kurt Hansen/Harry Morton AUS. Micah Wilkinson/Jack Rogers NZL follow on rank 3. 101 teams sailing. Today, two more Qualification races are on the program. The ranking list and the event website.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   
An exceptional duel is taking place these days at the Norvegian Coast with a team from Renault and one from Helly-Hansen competing. A Renault Captur car is racing on the crooked coast road along the Norvegian Fjords, while the Helly Hansen Team is sailing North on a Yacht. In between, agility competitions are organised. Here the presentation video. The Renault-Captur-Facebook-Page informs on the interim's standings of the competition.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014   
The many Continental Championships of Olympic Classes during the past weeks led to a number of modifications in the rankings. Winning the Open 470 Europeans, Matthew Belcher/William Ryan AUS are back on top of the 470 men. New on rank 1 in the Finns is Michele Paoletti ITA. Tonci Stipanovic CRO is also back on rank 1 in the Laser Standards. In all other classes, the top-ranked kept their places.
All World Ranking lists and the ISAF report.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   
The announced heavy rainfalls did not fill in, but nor came the wind to allow further races. The three races of the first day, two sailed in a moderate breeze, while in the third race, the approaching westerly front brought gusts of up to 30 kn make up the rankings in the different age categories: Apprentices Alexa Bezel/Christian Sprecher SUI (3 race wins), Masters Stefan Seger/Benjamin Wagner SUI (3 race wins), Grand Master François Brenac/Jacques Di Russo FRA, Great Grand Masters Marc Besson/Pierre Denis FRA.
All ranking lists and the reports.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   
The windless opening day was followed by a low-wind day yesterday on the Baltic Sea, but at least one race could be completed. Max Billerbeck GER was the winner ahead of David Schafft GER and Sören Dulong-Andreasen DEN. Unfortunately, only the first page of the ranking list is accessible this morning. The event website.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
This morning, one third of the fleet is still underway. The start to the second leg back to Les Sables d'Olonne will be given next Tuesday. The race viewer, the reports and the event website.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   
Three races were sailed yesterday at the Fireball Europeans off the Shetlands, initially in a 10 kn breeze, increasing to up to 23 kn during the races. Apparently, an English duel for the title is underway also in this popular class with Matt Burgess/Richard Wagstaff GBR and Thomas Gilard/Richard Anderton GBR on top. 26 boats from 6 nations.
The results and the daily report.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
The Fuerteventura World Tour Slalom ended yesterday with two races, and from today, the Freestyle competitions for Men and Women are on the program.
The multiple World Champion Antoine Albeau FRA won both Slalom runs and is now superior first ahead of Cyrill Mousilmani FRA snd Pascal Toselli FRA, making the podium all-French. All other details on the PWA-website.
 
News – Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   (Image © Christian Beek)
The 420 World Championship 2014 in Travemünde GER began yesterday with two races by fleet sailed in a light breeze around 8 kn, and Spanish teams lead in both categories.
Silvia Mas/Marta Davila ESP, ISAF Youth Sailing World Champions 2014, lead in the Girls fleet one point ahead of Paulina Fauroux/Anel Ponthieu FRA and Clara Addari/Arianna Perini ITA at equal points. 83 teams.
Adrian Gonzalez/Calixto Abalo ESP, day ranks 1 and 2, lead in the Boys category, in front of Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA and the ISAF Youth Sailing World Champions Jia Yi Loh/Jonathan Yeo SIN. 111 teams.
All ranking lists and the daily report.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   
The Laser-Radial-Youth-Worlds 2014 began yesterday in Poland with two races, with Vladimir Evfimyevskiy RUS and the ISAF Youth Sailing World Champion Joel Rodriguez ESP on rank one at equal points in the Boys category. Quentin Swaelen BEL follows one point behind on rank 3. 159 participants.
Olivia Bergström SWE, ranks 1 and 2, is the first leader in the Girls category. Agnieszka Dubiel POL and Louis Cervera FRA follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists and the videos.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   
Moderate conditions prevailed on day 2 of the Laser 4.7 Youth European Championship, but the wind lasted at least for the two races scheduled by fleet. Alejandro Bethancourt ESP proofs to be a class of his own winning both heats yesterday, leading overall in the Boys category with a 10 points' advance already. Emil Toblini ITA follows on rank 2, Martin Mikkola FIN is 3rd and at the same time best U16 helmsman. 178 participants.
Odile Van Aanholt NED defended her lead in the Girls, ahead of Nicole Hemerick IRL and Jara Seide GER both new on the ranks 2 and 3. 95 participants.
All ranking lists, die event website and the event facebook page with photos.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   
The 29er World Championship start on Lake Ontario was wet and windy yesterday. Pouring rain and a 20-25 kn breeze challenged the 94 teams during the whole day. All groups sailed four races each. Kurt Hansen/Harry Morton AUS proofed to be the big-breeze specialists winning all four races of their group and clearly leading overall. Brice Yrieix/Loïc Fischer FRA and Tania Bonilla/Marc Chapon ESP follow on the ranks 2 and 3. The ranking list and the event website.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   
The seabreeze did not show up on the opening day of the Contender European Championship on the Baltic Sea, and the 103 participants from 10 nations and 3 continents waited in vain. Favorites for the title will be this year again the German, Danish, Italian and Australian cracks. The event website and the Twitter news of the day.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
After the Protos, the first Series Minis have reached Horta/Acores POR yesterday evening finishing leg 1 of the France-Acores-France Regatta. The final approach brought Jonas Geerkens BEL on rank 1 crossing the finish line 50 minutes ahead of Damien Audrain FRA, while François Jambou FRA on 3rd arrived another hour later. Seven of the 22 Series Minis and 7 of the 11 Protos have arrived up to now.
The race viewer, the reports and the event website.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   
The Fireball European Championship 2014 has been taking place on the Shetland-Islands since Sunday. After a windless opening day, racing started yesterday in a moderate breeze with three heats.
Burge/Wagstaff GBR lead closely followed by Gillard/Anderton GBR and Verner/Napravnik CZE. Unfortunately, the event website does not contain a complete ranking list. The report.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
Top conditions prevailed in the bay of Sotovento with a 25-35 kn breeze, and the Men's Slalom competition continued with three more runs. Antoine Albeau FRA was twice on top and moved on rank 1 interim's overall. Pascal Toselli FRA and Pierre Mortefon FRA follow behind. 57 participants. Report, photos and videos as always on the PWA-website.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
Only one day after closing the 2014 Tour-de-France à la Voile, the organising authority of the competition announced a major change in the concept of the Tour. Trimarans shall be used, and the recently announced Diam-24-trimaran has been selected. The main objective is cost reduction and increased spectacle to attract again more participants. This year, only 9 teams were present, not to compare with the high times of the Tour with 30 boats plus. The report.
 
News – Monday, July 28, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014   
Summery temperatures and light winds prevailee on to opening day of the Laser 4.7 European Youth Championship 2014 in Norvay. Only around 18 hrs CET - the long Nordic summer day enable it - a first race was started and finished successfully.
The Girls were sailing in two groups and the winners were Tamar Ben David ISR and Odile Van Aanholt NED, followed on rank 2 by Asya Luvisetto SUI and Zuzanna Walecka POL, both second in their groups.
The large Boys fleet has been split in three groups. Nitai Dinte ISR, Damian Kosmalski POL and Alejandro Bethancourt ESP were the race winners taking the overall lead jointly.
The event website with all ranking lists.
Monday, July 28, 2014   
The 420 World Championship 2014 begins in Travemünde GER today by noon with the first races most probably sailed in light winds. Boys (111 teams) and Girls (82 Teams) sail 6 Qualification Series races each in two group, to be split in Gold and Silver fleets for the Final Series. Here the entry lists.
Yesterday, the Practice Race and th Opening Ceremony was on the program.
The report.
Monday, July 28, 2014   
No wind on the last day of the Tornado Europeans in Travemünde and the Saturday results became final. European Champions are Iordanis Paschalidis/Konstantinos Trigonis GRE, who dominated during the fresh wind races at the beginning of the event. Roland + Nahid Gäbler GER earned Silver, Martin Rusterholz/Marc Bauer SUI Bronze. 25 teams from 9 nations participated. The ranking list and the final report.
Monday, July 28, 2014   (Image © Christophe Breschi)
As expected, Giancarlo Pedote ITA on his Proto Mini crossed the finish line of the leg 1 from the Sables FRA to Horta POR on the Acores as first, 8 hours ahead of Michele Zambelli ITA. Nicolas Boidevezi FRA finished 3rd during the past night. The rest of the fleet is still underway.
A tight finish can be expected in the Series Minis, where - 30 miles before the arrival - Damien Audrain FRA leads 1,8 miles ahead of Jonas Gerkens NED.
The race viewer, the reports and the event website.
Monday, July 28, 2014   (Image © Erik Lahteenmaki)
After some delay waiting for sufficient wind, the Finals of the inaugural ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship (U23) were sailed in Helsinki in a light wind. The favorite Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN (ISAF nbr 9 ranking) clearly defeated Sam Gilmour AUS with a 3-0 score. Winner in the Petite Final was Nevin Snow USA with a 2-0 victory over Pierre Quiroga FRA. The report.
Monday, July 28, 2014   (Image © Erik Lahteenmaki)
After some delay waiting for sufficient wind, the Finals of the inaugural ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship (U23) were sailed in Helsinki in a light wind. The favorite Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN (ISAF nbr 9 ranking) clearly defeated Sam Gilmour AUS with a 3-0 score. Winner in the Petite Final was Nevin Snow USA with a 2-0 victory over Pierre Quiroga FRA. The report.
Monday, July 28, 2014   
Some Swiss Optimist families travelled as far as Greece using the summer vacations to improve the racing skills in view of the second part of the Swiss regatta season. And they did quite well in the 101 boats' fleet from 8 nations. Florian Geissbühler SUI finished excellent 3rd after 9 races behind the superior winner Yasim Rasar TUR and Jason Kefallonitis GRE. Nicolas Rolaz SUI followed closely on rank 4. The ranking list.
Monday, July 28, 2014   
The Trofeo Lillia sailed over the past weekend in five races at Gravedona/Lake Como, at the same time the Italian Championship 2014, was won by Diego Negri/Sergio Lambertenghi ITA ahead of Philipp Rotermund/Nils Holweg GER. 18 teams sailing. The results (PDF).
Winner in the Finns after 3 races was Peter Kilchenmann SUI ahead of Andrea Poli ITA and Franco Dazzi ITA. The results (PDF).
Monday, July 28, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
Perfect 18-25 kn wind conditions prevailed yesterday on Fuerteventura/Canaries ESP for the PWA Slalom- and Wave-Worldcup races. After four Slalom heats, the leader is Pascal Toselli FRA ahead of Antoine Albeau FRA. All other details on the PWA website.
Monday, July 28, 2014   
After a windless Saturday with one failed starting attempt, the teams were called early on Sunday morning in order to benefit from the usual thermal breeze from the Alps. But after two General Recalls, the breeze disappeared and the 28 teams were kept waiting ashore until the afternoon, when at least one race could be completed. Stefan Seger (ISAF Youth Sailing World Champion 1984)/Benjamin Wagner SUI/RCO were the winners ahead of Etter/Zurfluh SUI/SCSG and Ott/Ammann SUI/SCKr.
Only a few Master teams participated in the Tune-Up-Race on Friday, counting for the 470 Swiss Cup. Here the results.
Monday, July 28, 2014   
The wind was very light on the last day of the 2014 Travemünde Week, and only the Nacra 17 succeeded to finish a race at their German Championship with Finn Heeg/Merle Baars GER as winners. All other results can be found at the Live-Center. Check also the final report for some more details.
 
News – Sunday, July 27, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
The Laser 4.7 European Youth Championship 2014 at the Norvegian Moss began yesterday with the Practice Race, and today, the first races are on the program. More than 200 200 participants are on the starting line. The event website.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
Now it is the Laser Radial Youths sailors' turn to sail their Championship after the Men's Radial Worlds last week at Dziwnow POL. 167 'Boys' from 34 nations and 4 contintents, as well as 82 'Girls' from 27 nations are finally on the list of participants.
The event website.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
The wind decreased after two fresh wind days on the Bay of Lübeck for the first time yesterday, but nevertheless, three light-wind races were completed.
With the day ranks 1/1/2, Roland + Nahid Gäbler GER reduced the gap on the leading Paschalidis/Trigonis GRE to 5 points. Martin Rusterholz/Marc Bauer SUI follow with a 10 points' advance on rank 3, a difference to keep under control in today's last two races.
The ranking list and the daily report.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
With the win of the last transfer race from Hyères to Nice, the Tour-de-France 2014 final victory of 'Courrier Dunkerque' was firm already before the last two short race off Nice. 'Oman Sail' with Sydney Gavignet FRA finished 3rd behind 'Groupama' with Franck Cammas/Fabien Henry FRA. 'Ville de Genève' with Nicolas Groux/Loïc Forestier SUI remained on the 6th place. The Belgium/Swiss 'Brussels-Bienne Voile' team was without any chances on the 9th and last place.
The final rankings, the report and the videos.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
The light winds on the last day caused a change on top of the rankings as the clear leader during the week Jamin Maarten NED and his team had a bad day (10/11) and were replaced on rank 1 by the defending champion Jan Haven NED. Gietma Lieuwe NED completed the triple Dutch victory. The final rankings and the daily report.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
After a week underway, the first boats are now approaching the port of call Horta on the Acores. Giancarlo Pedote ITA, leader of the Protos, had 110 miles to sail this morning, and he will arrive during this evening. His fiercest opponent Davy Beaudart FRA on 'Cultisol', also a round-bow design, suffered an average yesterday and ask Race Management for support. Whether he dismasted is not yet known, as the the solo Mini650s are not allowed to use a radio connection.
The leading trio in the Series Minis is still sailing closely together at a distance of 5 miles, with new Damien Audrain FRA on rank 1.
The race viewer and the Event-Website.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN, Sam Gilmour AUS, Pierre Quiroga FRA and Nevin Snow USA qualified for the Semi Finals in yesterday's Quarter Finals. The first two rounds have aready been sailed with the favorite Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN ahead of Pierre Quiroga FRA 2-0, and Sam Gilmour AUS also 2-0 in front against Nevin Snow USA. Today will be the cruical day. The report.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
The wind was too light and unconstant yesterday at th Techno 291 Worlds to sail the planned races. The final decisions will therefore be made at today's races in all categories. The event website.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
Tomorrow Monday, the first races of the 470 Master Cup, the unofficial World Championship for 470 (age 40 plus) veterans will be started at Oberhofen/Lake Thoune, and today, a tune-up race will be organised. The bad weather disturbed the thermal breeze considerably during the past days, and the wind situation will remain difficult in the coming days. 54 teams from 10 nations are on the entry list. The event website.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
After 7 days with perfect sailing conditions - sun and a fresh breeze - the wind slackened for the first time yesterday. A number of classes terminated their regattas before the official final day of the event today.
The O'pen BIC crowned their World Champions in the categories U13, U16 and U19, Wolfgang Hunger/Julien Kleinert GER finished once more as German 5o5 champions, Truswell/Pascoe GBR finished as European Champions in the 14-Footers.
All results can be found on the Live-Center page. Read also the daily report for more details.
Sunday, July 27, 2014   
No wind on the last day of the OK European Championship on the Steinhuder Meer either, and the interim's leader Jorgen Svendsen DEN was declared OK Champion, his first title. Andre Budzien GER and Bo Petersen DEN complete the podium. The results and the event-facebook-Seite.
 
 
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