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News – Monday, November 11, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 15

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 15 16 hours after the Open-60 winner 'Apivia' (Dalin/Eliès FRA), Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA with their 'PRB' reached the port of destination Salvador de Bahia as 2nd. Only 7 minutes later, 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR crossed the finish line. Meanwhile, 10 of the 27 Open-60s still in the race arrived in Salvador de Bahia. ----- Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA remain on rank 21 with 409nm left. ----- In the Class 40, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA could keep their 55nm lead in the fast dragrace powered by the southern trade winds. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR remains on 2nd, Aymeric Chapellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA on 3rd is already 129nm behind. ----- Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on rank 7 were 255nm back this morning UTC. ----- race tracker, the news and the videos.
Monday, November 11, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 9

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 9 750nm were left for François Jambou FRA, leading in the Protos, this morning UTC. With an advance of 100nm on Axel Tréhin FRA, only an equipment failure in the frequent thunderstorms with gusts of up to 40kn can stop him from winning the Transat 2019. Ambrigio Beccaria ITA in the Series-Minis is also on a good track to victory, as his advantage of 68nm on the 2nd-ranked Nicolas d'Estais FRA was confortable this morning UTC. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Monday, November 11, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 6

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 6 After 5 days abd 3 hours, 'Edmond de Rothschild' with Franck Cammas FRA crossed the Equator. Slowed down in the Doldrums, the gaps between the Ultime Multis increased even more. 'Macif' with François Gabart FRA was 177nm back this morning UTC. 'Sodebo' with Thomas Coville FRA followed 264nm behind Cammas. ----- As we reported, 'Macif' has announced a repair stop in Brazil to fix the broken rudder. Now, the leading 'Edmond de Rothschild' will head ashore as well to mend a damage at the keel. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Monday, November 11, 2019   

Laser - Italia-Cup - Napoli ITA - Final results

 Laser - Italia-Cup - Napoli ITA - Final results The sun was back yesterday after two rainy and windy days in Napoli ITA, and three races were held in moderate winds for all three classes. ----- In the Lasers Standard (38 participants), Marco Gallo ITA defended his lead one point ahead of Gian-Marco Planchestainer ITA. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Matilda Talluri ITA was ranked first ahead of Silvia Zennaro ITA at equal points. (140 Radials fleet). ----- In the Lasers 4.7, four boats were tied on top with Raffaele Milano ITA ranked on the first place ahead of Beatrice Ini ITA and Domenico Lamante ITA (174 participants). ----- The ranking lists and the news (in Italian).
Monday, November 11, 2019   

Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Final - Marseille FRA - Final results

 Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Final - Marseille FRA - Final results All three classes completed another three races in Marseille yesterday in moderate conditions. ----- Thimotée Dumont FRA finished first in the Lasers 4.7 2 points ahead of Eliot Raison SUI - winning two heats - only 2 points behind. Loïc Oddin SUI terminated on rank 3 among the 35 participants. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Matisse Pacaud FRA replaced Louise Cervera FRA on top. Martin Verhulst SUI followed on rank 6 among the 50 participants. ----- In the Lasers Standard, the dominator was Santiago Sampaio POR. ----- All results.
 
News – Sunday, November 10, 2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 14

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 14 This morning UTC, Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA crossed the finish line in Salvador de Bahia BRA on their 'Apivia', a brand new Open 60 splashed last August only. 140nm before arrival, the race for rank 2 remains open between Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA 16nm in front of 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR. ----- No change in the top ranks of the Class 40 with Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA 47nm ahead of Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - Final results - Alinghi winner in Oman and overall

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - Final results - Alinghi winner in Oman and overall 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI, winner in Oman, grasped herewith the 2019 GC-32 Racing Tour title ahead of 'Oman Air' with Adam Monoprio NZL. 'Zoulou' with Erik Maris FRA and 'Oman Air' finished on 2nd and 3rd. ----- Light winds prevailed initially, freshening during the day. ----- The results, the news and the video of the day.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 8

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 8 The overall leader François Jambou FRA extended his lead on Axel Tréhin FRA in the Mini Protos on 102nm. In the Series-Minis fleet, Ambrogio Beccaria ITA clearly keep the lead with a 55nm advance. ----- Fresh trade winds with gusts of up to 35kn are still prevailing, challenging the solo skippers and more and more also the boats, some reporting equipment failures already. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Final - Marseille FRA - Day 1

 Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Final - Marseille FRA - Day 1 The final Act of the Laser Mediterranean Championship began in Marseille yesterday with two races. ----- Thimotée Dumont FRA has taken the lead in the Lasers 4.7 with the ranks 1 and 2. 33 participants. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Louise Cervera FRA is first in front of Matisse Pacaud FRA and Théo Peyre FRA. 40 participants. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Santiago Sampaio POR won both heats. ----- The results.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   (Image © Yann Riou)

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 5

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 5 Yesterday, the four Ultime-Trimarans lost considerable speed in the innertropical convergence zone, but the sequence of the boats was not changed, inspite of the fact, that 'Macif' of François Gabart FRA damaged the middle rudder after a collision with flotsam. He plans for a short repair stop in Brazil. ----- 'Edmond de Rothschild' (Franck Cammas FRA) was in the lead this morning UTC 96nm ahead of 'Macif'. Thomas Coville FRA with his 'Sodebo' is 137nm behind. 'Actual' with Yves Le Blevec FRA follows now 300nm back. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   (Image © Marta Rovatti)

Laser - Italia-Cup - Napoli ITA - Day 2

 Laser - Italia-Cup - Napoli ITA - Day 2 Much wind on the opening day of the Laser Italia-Cup in Napoli allowing only the Standards and Radial to race in winds of 18-24kn. Yesterday, the unusual fresh Southwind increased even more and racing was cancelled for the day. ----- Marco Gallo ITA won both races in the Lasers Standard ahead of Gian-Marco Planchestainer ITA. ----- In them Lasers Radial, Matilda Talluri ITA and Silvia Zennaro ITA each finished first in their group. ----- The results and the daily news (in Italian).
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

Hobie-Cat 16 - World Championship 2019 - Fort Myers FL, USA - Day 3

 Hobie-Cat 16 - World Championship 2019 - Fort Myers FL, USA - Day 3 Part one of the Hobie-16 World Championships - the races in different categories - are over and the winners are Vladimir Sola/Marc Selfa CUB in the Juniors, Rod and Kerry Waterhouse AUS in the Grand Masters and Annie Gardner/Sarah Kraft USA in the Women. ----- The Open World Championship is now underway on Captiva Island in Florida and after five qualification races, Yamil Saba/Gonzalo Sendra VEN are in the lead. All ranking lists and the event facebook page with reports, photos and videos.
 
News – Saturday, November 9, 2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 13

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 13 356nm left for Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA on their 'Apivia' on a good way to win the Transat in the Open 60s, as the advantage on the second-ranked Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA was 231nm this morning UTC. ----- The Class 40s reached the Innertropical Convergence Zone. Inspite of slackening winds, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA kept their lead with 53nm. Delahaye FRA/Goodchild GBR and Chappellier/Leboucher FRA remain the first challengers. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Saturday, November 9, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 4

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 4 No substantial changes in the Atlantic Race of the Ultime-Trimarans during the past 24hrs with Franck Cammas FRA on 'Edmond de Rothschild' consolidating their lead with a 45nm advantage on 'Macif' of François Gabart FRA. 179nm behind Cammas FRA is 'Sodebo' of Thomas Coville FRA. ----- By this evening, the leading trio will reach the Doldrums. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Saturday, November 9, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 7

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 7 At half-distance of a very fast leg 2 with average speeds of over 10kn, François Jambou FRA has an 83nm advance on Axel Tréhin FRA in the Protos. The closest opponent of Jambou remains Ambrogio Beccaria ITA as first Series-Mini with a 35nm backlog this morning UTC. Second in the Series is Benjamin Ferré FRA 51nm behind. ----- The and the [URL=wxw.minitransat.fr/actualites]reports (in French, English and Spanish
Saturday, November 9, 2019   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - Day 3

In fresher winds around 15kn, 'Oman Air' with Adam Minoprio NZL was finally up to speed yesterday reducing as best of the day the gap on the leading 'Alinghi' to 10 points. The Swiss remain first overall now with a 5 point advantage on 'Zoulou' of Erik Maris FRA, a solid lead before the last five races today, to be followed live over GPS tracking this morning. ----- The results, the daily news and the video of the day.
 
News – Friday, November 8, 2019
Friday, November 8, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 12

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 12 This morning UCT, Gilles Lamiré/Antoine Carpentier FRA on their Multi-50-Trimaran took the line honours in Salvador de Bahia BRA after 11 days and 16 hours underway. ----- The first Open 60 'Apivia' of Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA has 743nm left to the finish line. On the ideal course in the Doldrums, they distanced the rest of the fleet considerably and were the only Open 60 to cross the Equator. New on rank 2 is now 'Banque Populaire' with the mixed team Clarisse Cremer/Armel Le Cléac'h FRA, but their backlog was alreadxy 213nm. The long-time leader 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt dropped on rank 6 with a 277nm deficit. ----- Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA follow with a 491nm backlog on rank 21. ----- No change in the Class 40 where Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA keep a solid lead 50nm ahead of Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR. Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on rank 4 are now 175nm behind. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Friday, November 8, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 3

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 3 This morning UTC, 'Edmond de Rothschild' (Cammas/Caudrelier/Riou FRA) had a 46nm lead on 'Macif' (Gabart/Gahinet/Eloy FRA). 'Sodebo' (Thomas Coville FRA) on 3rd was 170nm behind. Propelled by the trade winds, the four Ultime Trimarans keep on racing South at speeds exceeding 30kn direction waypoint Rio de Janeiro BRA. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos - the moderate winds allowed to produce drone selfies !
Friday, November 8, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 6

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 6 During the past 24 hours, François Jambou FRA has been extending his lead on Axel Tréhin FRA in the Protos Minis to 98nm. The first Series Mini of Ambrogio Beccaria ITA, only 30nm behind the overall leader Jambou FRA, had a 57nm advantage on Benjamin Ferré FRA on the 2nd position in the Series. ----- Sailing at average speeds above 10kn, the Minis made good progress in the well-established trade winds. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Friday, November 8, 2019   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - Day 2

Yesterday, 'Zoulou' with Gourvan Bontemps FRA steering was the team of the day in the fresher breeze allowing full foiling, reducing the backlog on the still leading 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI to one point. The Swiss won two race but had to accept a penalty after a collision with 'Oman Air'. ----- In the duel for the 2019 Annual GC32 Racing Tour title, 'Alinghi' has a 13 point advantage on 'Oman Air'. ----- The sailing conditions were quite challenging for the fast catamarans, as the fresher wind was accompanied by a considerable swell. ----- The results, the news and the video of the day.
Friday, November 8, 2019   

Finn - Wilke-Cup 2019 - Oliver Wirz TYC winner of the annual championship

 Finn - Wilke-Cup 2019 - Oliver Wirz TYC winner of the annual championship With the Gingerbread Regatta on Lake Thoune over the past weekend, the 2019 season of the Finn Class was concluded. Six Swiss Regattas were considered in the Wilke-Cup, the Annual Championship of the Class, with 64 Finn sailors on the final ranking list. Oliver Wirz TYC is the overall winner ahead of Christoph Christen YCB and Michael Beyeler TYC. ----- The ranking list and the news.
Friday, November 8, 2019   

Yngling - Annual Championship 2019 - Thomas Beck TYC winner

 Yngling - Annual Championship 2019 - Thomas Beck TYC winner Close outcome in the Swiss Yngling Cup 2019 with Thomas Beck/Stephan Speiser/Michael Schoedon TYC as winners after six events, just one point ahead of Christoph Bichsel/Markus Jakob RCO. These two teams were separated by one point at the Swiss Championship on lake Thoune, but this time in reverse order. Jürg Wenger/Dominik Auer/Peter Kupferschmied TYC follow on rank 3. 31 teams are on the final ranking list. The communique.
 
News – Thursday, November 7, 2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 2

After the rough start day with the crossing of the Bay of Biscay - here the video of the start - the wind has faded and the foils are now in full effect. With an average speed of over 30kn and peaks above 40kn, the four Ultime Multihulls have already passed Madeira. New at the top is 'Edmond De Rothschild' with Franck Cammas FRA, who were the first to gibe south. 46nm back is 'Macif' with François Gabart FRA and 'Sodebo' (Thomas Coville FRA) is 69nm behind. Only 'Actual' (Yves Le Blevec FRA) 165nm in arrear has lost some distance, mainly due to the slow passage of Cape Finisterre with a halt in a calm zone. ----- Have a look at the daily produced onboard videos to get a feeling about live at an 80kmh speed on the Atlantic. Impressive ! ----- The race tracker and the daily news.
Thursday, November 7, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 11

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 11 After 11 days underway, the race of the three Multi-50 seems decided, as after the crossing of the Equator, the leading Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA had a 225nm advantage with 430 (roughly 24 hours) left to Bahia BRA. ----- The outcome in the Open 60 seems also more and more clear, as during the past night, Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA touched the southern trade winds as first. 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR were 107nm back this morning UTC and trailing with speeds around 6kn. The rest of the fleet is closing up in the unconstant winds of the innertropical convergence zone. ----- In the Class 40, Ian Lipinski/Adrien Hardy FRA extended their lead on 79nm and will reach the Doldrums before noon today UTC. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA remain the first persuers. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Thursday, November 7, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 5

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 5 Astoundingly, some Series-Minis can still keep the speed of the Protos after 5 race days. Behind the dominating overall leader François Jambou FRA already 75nm ahead of the 2nd-ranked Proto, Ambrogio Beccaria ITA follows as first of the Series Mini only 13nm behind Jambou. Benjamin Ferré FRA on the 2nd place of the Series follows 35nm back still in front of the 2nd Proto of Axel Tréhin FRA. ----- The race tracker and the daily news.
Thursday, November 7, 2019   

World Sailing Annual Conference - Hamilton BER - Final report

 World Sailing Annual Conference - Hamilton BER - Final report The World Sailing Annual Meeting on the Bermudas was concluded last Sunday with the Annual General Assembly, attended by representatives from 59 of the 147 Member National Authorities, the stakeholders of the International Sailing Federation. The Council decisions made on Friday and Saturday were ratified, the composition of the Election Committee for the 2020 General Assembly was confirmed and a decision re World Sailing's governance was made. ------ The official report of World Sailing for details. ----- Concerning the 2024 Olympic Regatta, the 10 events are now final, subject to approval by the IOC. The Windsurfing equipment will be the iFoil replacing the RS:X, inspite of a last-moment intervention of China and Israel. The submission of the Finn Class to reinstate the Finn had no chance. Here the comment of the Finn Class. ----- Of importance for national federations is the decision to include the Kiteboarders in the World Sailing Youth Championships, in line with the new Olympic program. ----- The Governance proposal however, that would eliminate the organization's broad-based, globally-representative Council, and concentrate virtually all the decision-making power in a nine-member, self-perpetutating Board of Directors led by the President, was put on halt. In order for it to pass, a majority of 75% was required. 38 members voted in favour with 21 against. This resulted in 64.4% in favour so it was not passed. It will be reconsidered at an Extraordinary General Assembly next year May(?)
 
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