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News – Saturday, October 21, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017   

Update Noon : Olympic Worldcup 17/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Day 6

The Olympic Classes Worldcup event in Gamagori JPN continued this morning UTC with the Medal Races. Only three of the four planned heats could be completed but the unconstant light wind delayed the starts all over again.
No changes on the podium occurred after the three Medal Races of the 49ers, but Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR were about to loose against James Peters/Fynn Sterritt GBR who were finally caught by the anchor line of the committee boat on the finish line. Lukasz Przybytek/Pawel Kolodsinski POL had the 3rd place clearly under control.
In the 49ersFX, the Medal Races completely change the podium. The leading French Lili Sebesi/Albane Dubois FRA had major difficulties to make the best tactical decisions in the prevailing very light breeze, finished on the ranks 6, 7 and 9), and dropped on the 6th place overall ... with only 4 points on the winners. Victoria Travaschio/Maria Branz ARG finished first one point ahead of Tanja Frank/Lorena Abicht AUT 2nd and at equal points Sayoko Harada/Sera Nagamatsu JPN on 3rd.
In the RS:X women windsurfers, Hei Man Chan HKG moved up from 4th to first in front of Fujiko Onishi JPN 2nd and Xianting Huang CHN 3rd.
The Medal Race of the RS:X men windsurfers has been postponed on tomorrow. Pawel Tarnowski POL leads one point ahead of Mengfang Gao CHN and 3 points ahead of Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI and Makoto Tamizawa JPN.
All other classes sailed one or two races and have one or two more races scheduled for tomorrow. The Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS extended their lead in the 470 men on 15 points. Isozaki/Yakatanagi JPN and Luke Patience/Chris Grube GBR are now the first challengers. In the 470 women, Agniszka Przybytek/Irmina Mrozek POL extended their lead on the 2nd Ai Kondo/Miho Joshioka JPN to 9 points. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI lost lost one place and are now solid 3rd one point behind 2nd and 8 pts ahead of 4th.
In the Lasers Standard, Sam Meech NZL is the new leader 3 points ahead of the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP, ready to attack for victory. Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR on the 3rd place is 26 points behind. In the Lasers Radial, the leader Anne-Marie Rindom DEN sailed their worst result (rank 26) in the first race of the day and dropped on rank 3. New on top is now Vasileia Karachaliou GRE 7 points ahead of Emma Plaeschart BEL on 2nd.
One race in the Lasers Standard and two races in the Lasers Radial are on the program tomorrow, but the meteo announces the approach of a typhoon with wind speeds of over 200 kmh and big waves and their might be a premature end of the Worldcup event. Wait and see ...
All ranking lists and the worldcup website.
Saturday, October 21, 2017   

Noon Update: Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2017/18 - Gamagori JPN - Day 6

The Lasers sailed two races at the Gamagori JPN Worldcup event this morning UTC in light unconstant winds.
In the Lasers Standard, Sam Meech NZL is the new leader 3 points ahead of the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP, ready to attack for victory in the last race tomorrow. Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR on the 3rd place is 26 points behind.
In the Lasers Radial, the leader Anne-Marie Rindom DEN sailed their worst result (rank 26) in the first race of the day and dropped on rank 3. New on top is now Vasileia Karachaliou GRE 7 points ahead of Emma Plaeschart BEL on 2nd. Two races are left for tomorrow.
However, the meteo announces the approach of a typhoon with wind speeds of over 200 kmh and big waves and there might be a premature end of the Worldcup event. Wait and see ...
All ranking lists and the worldcup website.
Saturday, October 21, 2017   

Olympic Worldcup 17/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Medal Races now live

 Olympic Worldcup 17/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Medal Races now live In Gamagori JPN, the Medal Races are on the program today. The 49ers completed already two races and Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR are still in the lead ahead of Peters/Sterritt GBR 2 pts behind, the ones to fight for Gold and Silver in the last race. Przybytek/ Kolodsinki POL will endeavour to keep the 3rd place. The Medal Races can be followed live on top of our homepage.
All ranking lists. Racing will be concluded by noon and we shall post an update as soon as the results will be available.
Saturday, October 21, 2017   

Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Final results

The Dragon Goldcup was concluded yesterday with a last race. As it happens sometimes, the clearly leading Jewgenij Braslavets UKR/ITA and Hendrik Witzmann UAE/GER battling for Gold made the mistake to concentrate on controlling each other and ending down in the fleet, they were passed by Stefan Link/Frank Butzmann/Michael Lipp GER winning 2 points ahead of Pedro de Andrade POR/GER. Henrik Witzmann UAE/GER finished on 3rd.
The ranking list and the final report.
Saturday, October 21, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 7 - San Diego CA, USA - Day 2

A fresher breeze prevailed yesterday at the 7th Act of the Extreme Sailing Series in San Diego. Six spectacular races were held, treating the crowds to plenty of foiling action and hair-raising nosedives. A solid four bullets, a second and a third from the Danish 'SAP Extreme Sailing Team' with Adam Minoprio NZL steering saw it climb a spot to second. 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI remains by the smallest margin on top. 'Oman Air' withj Phil Robertson NZL moved up on rank 3. 'Land Rover BAR Academy' with Ben Ainslie GBR could not keep the speed of the experienced GC32 team and is down on rank 4.
The ranking list and the daily news.
 
News – Friday, October 20, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017   

Noon Update: Olympic Worldcup 2017/18 - Gamagori JPN - Day 5

The program at the Olympic Classes Worldcup in Japan continued today with two to three races per class.
Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL consolidated their 1st place in the 470 women with the day ranks 3 and 2. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI, (1 and 9 today) on rank 2 are 6 points behind. Ai Kondo Yoshida/Miho Yoshioka JPN one point back are new on 3rd. In the 470 men, Belcher/Ryan AUS are now solidly on top ahead of Snow-Hanson/Willcox NZL. Isozaki/Takayanagi JPN are down on 3rd.
In the 49ersFX, Lili Sebesi/Albane Dubois FRA are still in the lead followed by Sayoko Horada/Sera Nagamatsu JPN. In the 49ers, the favorites Fletcher/Bithell GBR have now a 4 points advantage on Przybytek/Kolodzinski POL new on 2nd.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, the situation on top is tight with Pawel Tarnowski POL as first one point ahead of Mengfan Gao CHN and 3 points ahead of Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI. In the RS:X women, Fuijiko Onishi JPN and Megumi Komine JPN share the first place. Hei Man H V Chan HKG follows one point behind as 3rd.
The Laser results follow below in a separate news text.
All ranking lists. The daily news will be posted on the event website during the day.
Friday, October 20, 2017   

Noon Update: Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2017/18 - Gamagori JPN - Day 5

Three races were held today to compensate for the unplanned lay day yesterday.
In spite of a downer (rank 14 = discard), the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP remained on top with the ranks 7 and 2 in the Lasers Standard. New on rank 2 is Sam Meech NZL starting the day with a blackflag disqualification but shining afterwards with two bullets. Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR is now on rank 2.
Leader change in the Lasers Radial where the previous leader Anne-Marie Rindom DEN (day ranks 9/4/26) dropped on the 6th place 13 points from the podium. Vasileia Karachaliou GRE moved up on first, 2 points ahead of Josefin Olsson SWE new on 2nd and Emma Plaschaert BEL remaining on 3rd.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Friday, October 20, 2017   

Olympic Worldcup 17/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Day 5

 Olympic Worldcup 17/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Day 5 After the unplanned lay day due to lack of wind yesterday, racing resumed this morning in Japan.
First to finish a race were the RS:X men windsurfers and despite of a 6th place, Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI defended the first place overall. Already two races have been completed by the RS:X women windsurfers and Hei Man Chan CHN has taken the overall lead one point ahead of Megumi Komine JPN on the 2nd place. The updated ranking lists will be published during the day.
The daily news.
Friday, October 20, 2017   

Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 5

 Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 5 The strong Eastwind of over 30 kn inhibited sailing in St-Tropez yesterday. First after the four races sailed so far is Jewgenij Braslavets UKR/ITA 6 points ahead of Henrik Witzmann GER/UAE. The Champions's title will be decided between the two today, as the 3rd-ranked Pieter Heerema NED is already 18 points behind. However, the meteo announced again fresh Easterly winds.
The ranking list, the event website and the video of the 3rd race.
Friday, October 20, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 7 - San Diego CA, USA - Day 1

 GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 7 - San Diego CA, USA - Day 1 Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series began in San Diego yesterday in light winds with 6 races. 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI dominated the day with two race wins and three second places. Only Ben Ainslie GBR and his 'BAR Academy' could more or less keep the pace of the leaders, but in the last race with dying winds, they did not make the finish line. 'SAP Extreme Sailing Team' - direct opponent of 'Alinghi' for the Annual Championship - follows on rank 3.
The results and the news.
Friday, October 20, 2017   

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All other details on the Seascape-Website. A trip to Brunnen is worthwhile !
 
News – Thursday, October 19, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017   

Olympic Worldcup 17/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Day 3

 Olympic Worldcup 17/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Day 3 We reported yesterday in our 10h Update (see below) about the Wednesday light wind races in Japan. For today, rain and fresh winds up to 20 kn have been announced. This morning UTC, there are no result updates available yet. Our 10h UTC update will keep you informed on today's races.
The weltcup website and the event website (without details).
Thursday, October 19, 2017   

Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 4

 Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 4 Race 4 of the Dragon Gold-Cup was sailed offshore St-Tropez Pamplonne Beach as the wind in the Bay was again too light.
With a non-discardable disqualification, the leading Anatoly Loginov RUS dropped on rank 10. Winner of the day and new leader is Yewgenij Braslavets UKR sailing under Italian flag. Hendrik Witzmann GER/UAE 6 points behind remains on rank 2. New on the 3rd place is Pieter Heerema NED.
The ranking list and event facebook page with pictures.
Thursday, October 19, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran, Flying Phantom - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 7 - San Diego CA, USA - Start today

 GC32-Catamaran, Flying Phantom - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 7 - San Diego CA, USA - Start today Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series begins today in San Diego CA, the inaugural GC32 catamaran regatta in the USA. In addition to the dominators of the season - 'Alinghi', 'SAP Racing Team', 'Oman Air' - two other teams must be considered co-favorites: With a wildcard, Morgan Larson USA, Series winner as helmsman of 'Alinghi' and 'Oman Air' in 2014 and 2015, will participate with all-American (Californian) team. The America's Cup helmsman Ben Ainslie GBR will be on 'BAR Academy', the development team of his 'BAR Racing'. Here the news.
The official preview.
 
News – Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   

Update 11h CET: Olympic Worldcup 2017/18 - Gamagori JPN - Day 2

Only light winds prevailed today Wednesday on the second day of the Olympic Classes Worldcup in Gamagori JPN, and not all planned races could be held.
The 470 women sailed only one race and Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL, finishing 2nd, are now the sole leaders. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI and Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA are on the ranks 2 and 3 one point behind each. In the 470 men, Isozaki/Takayanagi JPN have taken the lead 2 points ahead of the day's winners Capurro/Puppo ITA, as well as Belcher/Ryan AUS on the ranks 2 and 3.
In the 49ersFX, Lili Sebesi/Albane Dubois FRA defended their lead. New on rank 2 are Sayoko Horada/Sera Nagamatsu JPN. In the 49ers, the leaders are Fletcher/Bithell GBR 4 points ahead of Peters/Sterritt GBR.
No racing for the RS:X men windsurfers, where Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI leads after the two races of day 1. The RS:X women windsurfers completed at least one race and Megumi Komine JPN is now first overall ahead of Wai Yan Ngay HKG.
Laser results see separate news text.
All ranking lists. During the day, the event website will be updated with the latest news.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   

Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2017/18 - Gamagori JPN - Day 2

 Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2017/18 - Gamagori JPN - Day 2 The wind filled in late and racing started with some delay. However, the two planned races could be held in light winds.
Finishing 2 and 3, the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP took the overall lead in the Lasers Standard ahead of Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR and Tom Burton AUS.
Leader change in the Lasers Radial with Anne-Marie Rindom DEN now one point ahead of Vasileia Karachaliou GRE. Emma Plaschaert BEL follows on rank 3.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   

Olympic Worldcup 17/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Day 1

The first 2017/18 Olympic Classes Worldcup event began yesterday in Gamagori JPN with the full program sailed in light winds. Wednesday morning (Japan time), the wind was absent and the first races have just been concluded now. We shall be back around 10h UTC for today's results.
The Swiss had a perfect first day with Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI leading in the RS:X Men Windsurfers with two race wins, and Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI ranked 2nd in the 470 Women at equal points with the leading Skrzypulec/Mrozek POL.
The 470 women just finished their first race today with a 2nd place for the Polish women, keeping their first position overall. Fahrni/Siegenthaler SUI finished 5th and defended their 2nd place overall.
The resultat overview, the daily news and the event website.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   (Image © Elena Razina)

Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 3

 Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 3 The light winds persisted on the third day of the Dragon-Gold-Cup in St-Tropez. Only outside of the Bay, there was sufficient wind for just one shortened race.
Jörgen Schönherr DEN and his team finished first and moved up on rank 4 overall. Anatoly Loginov RUS remains on top with a 5 points' lead on Henrik Witzmann UAE. On the 3rd place followed Stefan Link GER. Some prominent professionals with their teams are down in the rankings, such as the America's Cup Coach Philipp Presti FRA on rank 31, the Olympic Champion Jochen Schümann GER on Thomas Müller's GER boat as 32nd or the Starboat World Champion Dominik Zycki POL on the boat of Dirk Oldenburg SUI on 55th.
The ranking list and the event facebook page.
 
News – Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

Olympic Worldcup 17/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Day 1

The first event of the 2017/18 Olympic Classes Worldcup began yesterday morning in Japan.
In the 470 women, the trio Skrzypulec/Mrozek POL, Fahrni/Siegenthaler SUI and Di Salle/Dubbibni ITA is on top at equal points. In the 470 men, Belcher/Ryan AUS are first ahead of Isozaki/Takayanagi JPN. In the 49ers, McHardie/McKenzie NZL won the only race completed so far. Three heats were sailed by the 49ersFX. Lili Sebesi/Albane Dubois FRA lead with the ranks 2/1/1 followed by Sayoko Harada/Sera Nagamatsu JPN.
Two race wins for Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI in the RS:X Men Windsurfers. The best RS:X Women Windsurfer was Wai Yan Ngai HKG. The Finns do not participate. The Laser News follow in a separate text below.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

Laser - Olympic Worldcup 2017/18 - Act 1 - Gamagori JPN - Day 1

The first 2017/18 Olympic Classes Worldcup event began in Japan yesterday morning with two races.
With Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR, Pavlos Kontides CYP and Francesco Marrai ITA, a trio is in the lead at equal points in the Lasers Standard.
One race was completed by the Lasers Radial with Anne-Marie Rindom DEN as winner ahead of Monika Mikkola FIN.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 17/18 - New Skipper for AkzoNobel announced

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 17/18 - New Skipper for AkzoNobel announced Three-time Volvo Ocean Race winner Brad Jackson has been announced as skipper of the Dutch VOR entry team 'AkzoNobel' for the 2017-18 edition of the 83,000-kilometer around the world race, replacing the fired Simeon Tienpont NED. The forty-nine-year-old from Auckland, New Zealand is competing in his seventh Volvo Ocean Race after coaching the Swedish all-women entry Team SCA in the 2014-15 edition. In his earliest round-the-world days, he was a crew member on Pierre Fehlmann's 'Merit Cup', 2nd-ranked in the Whitbread Race 1997/8.
The news
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

Star, Laser, Nacra 17 - Brazilian sailing legend Robert Scheidt announces retirement from Olympic competition

 Star, Laser, Nacra 17 - Brazilian sailing legend Robert Scheidt announces retirement from Olympic competition Brazil's Robert Scheidt, winner of five Olympic medals, including two gold, as well as 8-times Laser and 3-times Starboat World Champion, has announced his retirement from Olympic competition, ending a career that spanned a quarter-of-a-century. The 44-year-old revealed he would continue to participate in non-Olympic events and support Brazil's elite sailors as they prepare for Tokyo 2020,
The news and the Scheidt facebook page.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

18-Footer - Spring Championship 2017 - Sydney AUS - Race 2

 18-Footer - Spring Championship 2017 - Sydney AUS - Race 2 The 2017/2018 18-footer season was kicked-off a week ago with the Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour. Every Sunday until March 2018 a race will be sailed.
On top of the second race completed last Sunday was 'Triple M' with James Ward AUS winning wire-to-wire with a 2 minute plus advantage. She did not finish the first race a week ago due to a damaged main sail. 'Yandoo' with John Winning AUS and 'Finport Trade Finance' with Keagan York AUS finished on 2nd and 3rd.
The ranking list, the news and the 56 min video of the 2nd race.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 2

 Dragon - Gold-Cup 2017 - St-Tropez FRA - Day 2 Sailed according to the traditional regatta format with one long race a day and no discard, the second heat of the Dragon Gold Cup was completed yesterday.
Starting under the UAE (United Arab Emirates) flag, Henrik Witzmann GER was the winner ahead of Jörgen Schönehrr DEN and Anatoly Loginov RUS. With the ranks 3/3, Loginov shares the overall lead with Stefan Link GER (1/5).
The ranking lists of race 1 and race 2. The consilidated list has not yet been posted this morning on the event website.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series Act 7, San Diego USA

 GC32-Catamaran - Extreme Sailing Series Act 7, San Diego USA Two USA wild-card entries have been allotted for the San Diego Act of the Extreme Sailing Series. The Californian Morgan Larson USA will skipper 'Team Extreme San Diego', the second US wildcard to be announced following the entry of 'Lupe Tortilla Demetrio', in the penultimate stage of the season from 19 – 22 October. Larson, finished the 2016 Series as skipper of 'Oman Air' on second and was winner in 2014, steering 'Alinghi'. Larson’s stellar all-American crew line-up includes three of Oracle Team USA’s America’s Cup sailors: Andrew Campbell, Cooper Dressler and Matt Cassidy who will take the positions of mainsail trimmer, floater and headsail trimmer respectively, as well as Mike Kuschner s foil trimmer. Definitely a very strong competitor for the Series leading teams 'SAP', 'Oman Air' and 'Alinghi' !
The news
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

J/70 - North American Championship 2017

 J/70 - North American Championship 2017 The 'Catapult Team' of Joel Ronning USA, past World Champion 2016, with John Kostecki as tactician won the J/70 North Americans held at the American Yacht Club Rye NY ahead of 'Relative Obscurity' of the reigning 2017 World Champion Peter Duncan USA. The 53 teams competing sailed 8 races. Jenn and Ray Wulff with their team on rank 14 won the Corinthian title.
The results and the J/70 Class facebook page.
 
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