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Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT

Monday, 8. July 2019– Tuesday, 16. July 2019

Website: 2019worlds.optiworld.org/en/default/races/race

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019   

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Final results - Gold for Marco Gradoni ITA and Maria Perello ESP

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Final results - Gold for Marco Gradoni ITA and Maria Perello ESP Marco Gradoni ITA, winner of the two races sailed again in well-established trade winds and big waves yesterday, is the outstanding winner of the 2019 Optimist World Championshp, his third in a row, a unique performance in the over 50 year history of the Class. Richard Schultheis MLT and Jaime Ayarza ESP earned Silver and Bronze. ----- Similar is the achievement of Maria Perello ESP, dominating in the Girls rankings ahead of Amparo Stupenengo ARG and Okyanus Arykan TUR. ----- All ranking lists and the final report.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019   

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Final results - Gold for Marco Gradoni ITA and Maria Perello ESP, the Swiss

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Final results - Gold for Marco Gradoni ITA and Maria Perello ESP, the Swiss Marco Gradoni ITA, winner of the two races sailed again in well-established trade winds and big waves yesterday, is the outstanding winner of the 2019 Optimist World Championshp, his third in a row, a unique performance in the over 50 year history of the Class. Richard Schultheis MLT and Jaime Ayarza ESP earned Silver and Bronze. ----- Similar is the achievement of Maria Perello ESP, dominating in the Girls rankings ahead of Amparo Stupenengo ARG and Okyanus Arykan TUR. ----- Sailing ln the Silverfleet, Boris Hirsch won a race yesterday and moved up on rank 7 (= 71st overall). Axel Grandjean SUI finished the Championship on rank 76. The other race had Sam Nokes SUI as winner, advancing on rank 117 overall. Stach Vleeshowers SUI followed on the 124 place. ----- All ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, July 15, 2019   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 7, the Swiss

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 7, the Swiss Fresh winds, big waves and a strong current made racing off Antigua very challenging yesterday, ideal for the leading trio extending the lead on the rest of the fleet in the two races of the day. The defending champion Marco Gradoni ITA has now a 17 point advantage and his chances to become the first in the Optimist history to win three World Championship titles in a row are perfect in the last races of the competition today. Richard Schultheis MLT kept his 2nd place but the advantage on Jaime Ayarza ESP, best of the day with the ranks 2 and 1, is only 2 points. Ian Walker RSA on 4th is already 29 points behind the Bronze Medal. The best Girl Maria Perello ESP follows on rank 9. Sailing in the Silverfleet, Boris Hirsch SUI advanced on rank 9 (= 73rd overall), Axel Grandjean SUI moved up on the 81st position with as race win. ----- The results and the daily news.
Monday, July 15, 2019   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 7

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 7 Fresh winds, big waves and a strong current made racing off Antigua very challenging yesterday, ideal for the leading trio extending the lead on the rest of the fleet in the two races of the day. The defending champion Marco Gradoni ITA has now a 17 point advantage and his chances to become the first in the Optimist history to win three World Championship titles in a row are perfect in the last races of the competition today. Richard Schultheis MLT kept his 2nd place but the advantage on Jaime Ayarza ESP, best of the day with the ranks 2 and 1, is only 2 points. Ian Walker RSA on 4th is already 29 points behind the Bronze Medal. The best Girl Maria Perello ESP follows on rank 9. ----- The results and the daily news.
Sunday, July 14, 2019   

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 6

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 6 The defending champion Marco Gradoni ITA extended his lead at the Optimist Worlds on Antigua to 9 points with another race win yesterday in the first two Final Series races held in thundery conditions with gusts of up to 26kn. Richard Schultheiss MLT remains the runner-up. New on rank 3 is now Sebastian Kempe BER. The best girl Maria Perello ESP advanced on rank 11. ----- The results and the daily news.
Sunday, July 14, 2019   

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 6. the Swiss

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 6. the Swiss The defending champion Marco Gradoni ITA extended his lead at the Optimist Worlds on Antigua to 9 points with another race win yesterday in the first two Final Series races held in thundery conditions with gusts of up to 26kn. Richard Schultheiss MLT remains the runner-up. New on rank 3 is now Sebastian Kempe BER. The best girl Maria Perello ESP advanced on rank 11. ----- The Swiss lost some places in the Silverfleet. Axel Grandjean SUI is now 81st, Boris Hirsch SUI follows as 86th. ----- The results and the daily news.
Saturday, July 13, 2019   

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 5 - Italy Team-Race World Champions

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 5 - Italy Team-Race World Champions Defeating Thailand in the Final, Italy earned the Team Race title at the Optimist World Championship on Antigua. Bronze went to the Peru Team. Europe, Asia, the Americas .... truly global. Photos and short reports on the event facebook page. ----- Today begins the crucial phase of the individual Championship. The defending champion Marco Gradoni ITA is starting to the Final Series in the Goldfleet one point in front of Richard Schultheiss MLT. Another point behind follows Ian Walker RSA. ----- The ranking list and the event website.
Saturday, July 13, 2019   

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 5 - Italy Team-Race World Champions, the Swiss

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 5 - Italy Team-Race World Champions, the Swiss Defeating Thailand in the Final, Italy earned the Team Race title at the Optimist World Championship on Antigua. Bronze went to the Peru Team. Europe, Asia, the Americas .... truly global. Photos and short reports on the event facebook page. Switzerland was eliminated early.----- Today begins the crucial phase of the individual Championship. The defending champion Marco Gradoni ITA is starting to the Final Series in the Goldfleet one point in front of Richard Schultheiss MLT. Another point behind follows Ian Walker RSA. ----- Boris Hirsch SUI and Axel Grandjean SUI will continue the Championship in the Silverfleet. ----- The ranking list and the event website.
Friday, July 12, 2019   

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 4, the Swiss

Yesterday, 38 races of the two-day Team Racing Worlds on Antiigua were held in a 15-17kn breeze and a big swell to select the best 16 among the 44 teams for the Final of today. Unfortuntely, the elimination ladder has not (yet?) been published this morning UTC. The event website only contains the ticker overview.
Based on this information, it becomes clear that the Swiss Team has been eliminted after defeats against AUS and FRA. The Swiss have apparent difficulties with the wind and wave constellation of Antigua.
The Team Race Championship will be concluded today. Fleetracing for the individual Championship will resume tomorrow.
The video of day 2 and the daily news.
Thursday, July 11, 2019   

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 3

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 3 In the last two Qualification Series races held in lighter (around 17kn) and unconstant winds, the defending champion Marco Gradoni ITA took the overall lead with two race wins. Richard Schultheis MLT follows one point behind on rank 2, Ian Walker RSA remains on the 3rd place. The best Girl Maria Perello ESP follows on rank 14.
Today and tomorrow, the Team Race Worlds are on the program.
The ranking list, the daily news and the video highlights of day 2.
Thursday, July 11, 2019   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 3, the Swiss

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 3, the Swiss In the last two Qualification Series races held in lighter (around 17kn) and unconstant winds, the defending champion Marco Gradoni ITA took the overall lead with two race wins. Richard Schultheis MLT follows one point behind on rank 2, Ian Walker RSA remains on the 3rd place. The best Girl Maria Perello ESP follows on rank 14.
Boris Hirsch SUI and Axel Grandjean SUI on the ranks 69 and 71 missed the Goldfleet of the best 64 and will continue the competition in the Silverfleet next Saturday. Today and tomorrow, the Team Race Worlds are on the program.
The ranking list, the daily news and the video highlights of day 2.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 2

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 2 Flawless has been the performance of Richard Schultheis MLT so far, who won again both races of his group yesterday, but the defending Champion Marco Gradoni ITA keeps the pace adding two bullets on his results sheet as well moving up on rank 2 overall. Ian Walker RSA stays on the 3rd place.
Maria Perello ESP and Samara Walshe USA on the ranks 16 and 17 are the best girls.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Today, the last two qualification races are on the program, again to be followed over GPS tracking and a live ticker.
The trade winds around 20kn and the big waves on the second day enjoyed the big-breeze specialists in the fleet. Check out the video to get an impression on the conditions, unusual for many participants.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019   

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 2, the Swiss

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 2, the Swiss Flawless has been the performance of Richard Schultheis MLT so far, who won again both races of his group yesterday, but the defending Champion Marco Gradoni ITA keeps the pace adding two bullets on his results sheet as well moving up on rank 2 overall. Ian Walker RSA stays on the 3rd place.
The Swiss had some good race ranks and progressed on the ranking list. Boris Hirsch SUI, race rank 7, moved up on 67th. Axel Grandjean SUI (5/13) advanced on the 76th place. Stach Vleeshowers SUI new on rank 136 is approaching the first half of the rankings.
Maria Perello ESP and Samara Walshe USA on the ranks 16 and 17 are the best girls.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Today, the last two qualification races are on the program, again to be followed over GPS tracking and a live ticker.
The trade winds around 20kn and the big waves on the second day enjoyed the big-breeze specialists in the fleet. Check out the video to get an impression on the conditions, unusual for many participants.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019   (Image © Matias Capizzano)

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 1

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 1 Challenging conditions prevailed on the first day of the Optimist World Championship in Antigua with fresh, shifty winds, big waves, currents and sea weed. After two races with the fleet split in four groups, Richard Schultheis MLT is on rank one with two bullets, followed by Ian Walker RSA and Jack Redmond USA. The double World Champion Marco Gradoni ITA is also well positioned on rank 5. 254 participants from 64 nations.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019   

Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 1, the Swiss

 Optimist - World Championship 2019 - English Harbour ANT - Day 1, the Swiss Challenging conditions prevailed on the first day of the Optimist World Championship in Antigua with fresh, shifty winds, big waves, currents and sea weed. After two races with the fleet split in four groups, Richard Schultheis MLT is on rank one with two bullets, followed by Ian Walker RSA and Jack Redmond USA. The double World Champion Marco Gradoni ITA is also well positioned on rank 5. The Swiss are apparently not at ease with the conditions and only Boris Hirsch SUI on rank 81 is among the top-100. Simon Mille SUI is 129th. Pablo Hämmerle LIE follows as 132nd among the 254 participants from 64 nations.
The ranking list and the daily news.


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