After the initial lull conditions at the FD Europeans on Lake Balaton, a rough 20-25kn breeze filled in yesterday allowing to complete 4 spectacular races. Finishing 3/1/3/1, Szabolcs/Majthenyi HUN took the overall lead 5 points ahead of Bojsen-Möller/Bojsen-Möller DEN. Borowski/Borowski GER advanced on rank 3, but their backlog is already 21 points. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
09.18.19 – 09.22.19
09.19.19 – 09.22.19
09.22.19 – 10.15.19
09.22.19 – 09.28.19
09.25.19 – 09.29.19
09.27.19 – 09.29.19
09.28.19 – 10.06.19
News – Thursday, September 19, 2019
The Optimist Swiss Championship will begin on Lake Geneva today with 140 participants from France and Switzerland on the entry list. For today, a good Northeasterly has been announced, but in the coming days, light winds will prevail. ----- Racing can be followed over GPS tracking beginning at 13h CET.
Winners of Stage 1 of the Oakcliff Triple Crown Series, held over the past weekend on Oyster Bay were after 7 (470) respectively 6 (49ers) races Stuart McNay/Dave Hughes 470 men, Carmen Cowles/Emma Cowles (Larchmont YC)470 women, Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson (San Diego YC) 49ers and Paris Henken/Anna Tobias (San Diego YC) 49ersFX. The Nacra-17 were not present. The ranking lists. ----- This event consists of a series of 3 regattas per season for 470 Men and Women, 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 with 12 races per class scheduled for each regatta. A pool of up to $500,000, in prize grants, is awarded to top finishers each season. The prize money per Class awarded at Stage 1 was therefore for rank1 $16,666, rank 2 $13,333 and rank 3 $3,333 provided that 8 boats participated as this was the case in the 470 men. With at least 4 boats (all other classes), 50% of the price money was at stake. ----- The event website and the Notice of Race with all details. ----- Stages 2 and 3 will be hold on Oyster Bay on September 28/29 and October 5/6.
News – Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Last Saturday, 10 solo skippers participated in the single-hand regatta of the CV Vidy. Patrick Mégoz CVV finished first on his 6.5mSI ahead of Raymond Detraz CVV with an Amigo. ----- The ranking lists.
Intensive regatta activity on most Swiss lakes over the past weekend ! We have published all available reports and results - as every week - on our Sailing Switzerland pages.
News – Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Finishing on the ranks 1 and 2 yesterday, Jörgen and Jacob Bojsen-Möller DEN are on top of the Flying Dutchman European Championship rankings on Lake Balaton HUN. Majthenyi/Domokos HUN and Ziegler/Czeiszel HUN follow on the ranks 2 and 3. 61 participants from 14 nations. ----- Moderate winds allowed to complete two races on the opening day of the Championship of this former Olympic Class. ----- The results and the news.
After winning the Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship on the Attersee GER, Augie Diaz, this time with Henry Boening (Coral Reef YC/Biscayne Bay YC) won the Star North American Championship held September 11-14 in Toms River, NJ, 4 respectively 5 points ahead of Tomas Hornos/Josh Revkin (Boston YC) and George Szabo/Kevin Hetherington-Young (San Diego YC). ----- 30 boats completed the 7 races of this Silver Star event. ----- The final results and the Video ]video[/URL].
After 11 races over the past weekend, Dylan Fletcher GBR, the SailGP and 49er helmsman, won the Moth UK National Champion title ahead of Brad Funk USA at equal points. On rank 3 followed Benoît Marie FRA. ----- After a windy opening day (here the video), the 70 participants from 14 nations encountered moderate conditions. ----- The ranking list and the video of the final day.
Good wind conditions prevailed on Lake Geneva over the past weekend to complete six race in in of the Youth fleets present. ----- In the Optimists (70 participants), Boris Hirsch SNG was the winner ahead of Stach Vleeshowers RCO and Viktoria Jedlinska CNV. Julian del Valle CNP finished first in the Lasers 4.7. In the Lasers Radial, Farah Imbert CNV won 5 of the 6 races. Yoann Senften/Yoann Stettler CNV were on top of the 15 29er teams. In the 14 boat Nacra-15s, Clément and Aurélie Guignard SNNy finished first. And finally, the superior team in the RSFeva were Alex Bossel/Niklas Shaw CVVT with 6 bullets. ----- All ranking lists
In the J/70, Hiroshi Kurokawa JPN (with Chris Rast TYC) finished first ahead of Matthias Bermejo YCL on 2nd and Lorenz Kausche BT on 3rd. In the Surprise, Daniel Rinolfi CNV was the winner followed by Michel Lazeyras CNF. ----- All ranking lists.
The Bürgenstock Race, a one-race event of the Lake Lucerne Annual Championship, was held on last Saturday with Thomas Hasler SKS on a Longtze as winner in the Racers 1. In the Open Racers, Andreas Zimmerli RVB was on rank 1. ----- All other ranking lists.
News – Monday, September 16, 2019
The 19th and final race of Act 4 of the GC32-Racing Tour was crucial for the Riva Cup victory of 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psasophaghis SUI on Lake Garda. 'Oman Air' with Adam Monoprio NZL opened the race day with three flawless race wins leading with 2 points before the last heat, that went in favour of the Swiss. Only 3rd behind 'Red Bull Racing', the Omani were joined point-wise on top by 'Alinghi' and the victory in the final race broke the tie for Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI. 'Red Bull Racing' with Roman Hagara AUT finished 3rd overall. ----- The results and the news.
The Dolphin Swiss Championship and D-One Euro-Cup on Lake Bienne were concluded yesterday with a last race. ----- Christoph Renker RCO and his team defended the first place in the Dolphins ahead of Tom Studer CVN and Lorenz Müller YCB. ----- In the D-One, Viktor Teply CZE was the outstanding winner with six bullets. Marek Bachtik POL and Stefan Hess AUT completed the podium. The best Swiss was Andreas Von Arx SUI/ZSC on rank 11. ----- The ranking lists.
The CV Vevey-La-Tour with Wolf Van Cauwenberghe defended rank 1 at the Swiss Sailing Challenge League Final in Spiez yesterday. The SV Thalwil with Mara Bezel and the YC Spiez with Beat Aebischer completed the podium. ----- The results.
Only light winds prevailed over the past weekend on Lake Neuchâtel allowing to just complete two races during the second-last Act of the 2019 M2 Speed Tour. Arnaud Didisheim SNG finished first on 'TeamWork' ahead of Loîc Preitner CNM on 'Patrimonium'. ----- In the overall rankings, 'Swiss Medical Network' with Didier Pfister MY has taken the lead. ----- The results and the news.
John Brigden (Menlo Park, CA, USA) with his team won the race of the day in the J/70s and finished clearly on top overall ahead of Scott Sellers/Geoff McDonald/Harrison Turner (Emerald Hills, CA, USA). In the J/105, the largest fleet, Ryan Simmons (Sausalito, CA, USA) had no problem defending rank 1 10 points in front of 'Ne*Ne' of Tim Russell (Novato, CA, USA). ----- No change on top of the ORR A class. 'Elyxir', the Santa Cruz 52 with Skip Ely (La Selva Beach, CA, USA) finished 2nd yesterday, and the race win of 'Blue', the Swan 53-2 of Paul Ray (San Francisco, CA, USA) was not enough to reclaim rank 1. With another bullet, 'Kuai', the Melges 32 of Daniel Thielman, San Francisco, CA, USA, estended the lead in the ORR B class on 12 points. In the ORR C, 'Elusive', the Swan 42 Club of Thomas Furlong (Danville, CA, USA) won the race an replaced 'Chance', the J/120 of Barry Lewis (Atherton, CA, USA) on top. 'Peregrine', the J/120 of David Halliwill (New York, NY, USA) remained 3rd. ----- The final day on the Frisco Bay Tour Course was held in splendid sailing conditions. -----The results of all eight Classes/Divisions, the final report, an 48 minute summary of the day and the Big Boat event website.
Three races were held on day two of the combined Surprise and Toucan Class Championship on Lake Geneva. ------ The decision in the Grand Surprise was close as Bernard Borter CVV finished just one point ahead of Joshua Schopfer SNG and Christian Haegi SNG. ----- In the Toucans, Yves Gaussen CNM with his team was first ahead of Patrick Ducluzaux SNG. ----- All ranking lists.
Only one race per class could be sailed on Lake Zurich at the Laser Points Championship Regatta over the past weekend. ----- In the Lasers 4.7, Ludovico Cornaro CVLL finished first ahead of the World Champion Anja Von Allmen RCO. Loîc Oddin SNG followed on 3rd. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Maxim Thommen ZYC was the race winner ahead of Martin Verhulst CNP and Alessandro Maisano ZSC. ----- The ranking lists.
Representative fleets in eight classes/categories participated in the Route des Iles on the upper Lake Geneva. In the biggest category with 17 boat, the TCF 3, Julien Faucon CVE on a Nitro 80 finished first. In the Yardstick rankings of the dinghies, Pierre-Yves Pfirter CNM on a 49erFX was on top. ----- All ranking lists and the event website.
News – Sunday, September 15, 2019
The Laser World Masters in the Netherlands were concluded yesterday in light winds, allowing the Standards to complete the planned two races in the morning in a 5-7kn wind, while the Radial in the afternoon had to content themselves with just one race. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Dave Ridley NZL replaced the tied Edoardo Van Vianen NED on top of the Apprentices (35-45). No changes occurred - as expected - in all other age categories. The winners are Serge Kats NED Masters (45-55), Carlos Martinez ESP Grand Masters (55-65), Wolfgang Gerz GER Great Grand Masters (65-75). ----- In the Lasers Radial, the winners are Jon Emmett GBR Apprentices, Scott Leigh NZL Masters, Gilles Coadou FRA Grand Masters, Jeff Loosemore AUS Great Grand Masters, Kerry Waraker AUS Legends. ----- The event website with all Ranking lists and the final report.
The Tour de Bretagne was concluded yesterday in La Trinité FRA with the 6th leg over 28nm. Miguel Darant/Eric Peron FRA were the winners. No change on the overall podium with Alexis Loison/Frédéric Duthil FRA on the first place ahead of Gildas Mahé/Morgan Lagravière SUI/FRA. Justine Mettraux/Julien Villion FRA - still the best mixed team among the 37 starters - dropped on rank 10 overall after a 31st position in the last leg. ----- The final ranking list and the news.
'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI defended the first place, but her lead on 'Oman Air' before the last planned five races today is only 4 points. T ----- Three races in the morning Peler Northwind and three heats in a moderate afternoon Ora provided for an intensive race day. ----- The results and the news.
Finishing 18th in the first of three races yesterday, the San Diego YC gave everything away, as the ranks 1 and 2 in the following races did not help to reclaim the overall lead from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, not so brillinat yesterday with the ranks 4/8/4. After a slow start in the first races, the Aussies delivered without a downer and finished 4 points ahead of the SoCals. The final results, the event facebook page and the event website.
No changes on the podium on the final day of the Melges 20 Europeans on Lake Garda with a superior Filippo Pancinotti ITA (tactics Manu Weiller ESP) as premature Champion before the last race of the event. Igor Rytov RUS and Alessandro Agostinelli ITA earned Silver and Bronze. ----- The ranking list.
After two light-wind days, due to the unusual high temperatures, the Frisco Bay seabreeze was back yesterday, initially around 10kn increasing during the day and ending with gusts of up to 25kn, allowing to complete two races. ----- Leader change in the J/70s but the first three teams of John Brigden (Menlo Park, CA, USA), Tracy Usher (Montara, CA, USA) and Scott Sellers/Geoff McDonald/Harrison Turner (Emerald Hills, CA, USA) are only three points apart. In the J/105, the largest fleet, Ryan Simmons (Sausalito, CA, USA) extended the lead on 9 points with the day ranks 1 and 2. ----- In the ORR A class,'Elyxir', the Santa Cruz 52 with Skip Ely (La Selva Beach, CA, USA) is new on top, but 'Blue', the Swan 53-2 of Paul Ray (San Francisco, CA, USA) is only 2 points behind. No change in the ORR B with 'Kuai', the Melges 32 of Daniel Thielman, San Francisco, CA, USA, on first with a 7 point lead. Close racing however in the ORR C with the trio 'Chance', the J/120 of Barry Lewis (Atherton, CA, USA), 'Elusive', the Swan 42 Club of Thomas Furlong (Danville, CA, USA) and 'Peregrine', the J/120 of David Halliwill (New York, NY, USA) separated by 3 points only. ----- All results, the news of day 3 and the Big Boat event website. ----- Racing continues today, Sunday, September 15, with a scheduled Bay Tour course designed to give crews plenty of opportunities to air-out their upwind and downwind inventories one final time.
Good conditions on Lake Bienne allowed to complete the full program yesterday. ----- The Dolphins sailed 5 race with Christoph Renker RCO defending the first place, but Tom Studer CVN on rank 2 reduced the backlog on 2 points. Lorenz Müller YCB on 3rd remains in the race for the title with a 3 point deficit. The Dolphin ranking list. ----- Three races were completed in the D-One-Dinghies, all won by Viktor Teply CZE. Marek Bachtik CZE advanced on rank 2. Nicholas Crickmore GBR is now on the 3rd place. ----- The ranking list.
9 races could be completed on the second day of the Swiss Sailing Challenge League Final in Spiez / Lake Thoune. The CVVT Cercle de la Voile Vevey la Tour with Wolf Van Cauwenberghe remained on top followed by the ZYC Zürcher Yacht Club and SVT Seglervereinigung Thalwil. ----- The relegation places are not yet known and today will be crucial. ----- The ranking list.
3 races were sailed at the Grand Surprise and Toucan Championships off Founex / Lake Geneva. Bertrand Borter CVV is the first leader in the Grand Surprises, 4 points ahead of Joshua Schopfer SN. In the Toucans, Patrick Ducluzeau SNG has taken the lead. ----- The ranking lists.