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News – Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018   (Image © Photoboat.com)

J/70 - 2018 World Championship, Marblehead USA, Duncan USA 1st after two races

 J/70 - 2018 World Championship, Marblehead USA, Duncan USA 1st after two races Though racing for the 91 J/70s on the Opening Day of the World Championship in Marblehead USA with a cold and wet southeasterly stiring up the sea to waves topping three meters. After two races, the fleet was called back to harbour, postponing race 3.
The defending World Champion Peter Duncan (USA) has taken the interim's lead finishing twice on rank 2. Claudia Rossi (ITA), ranks 4 and 1 is on 2nd, Bruce Golison (USA), twice on 3rd is 3rd overall as well. Alberto Rossi (ITA) is on the 4th place, Vincenzo Onorato ITA racing under the Yacht Club de Monaco flag is 5th. Massimo Soriano SUI and his team, ranks 62 and 18, is on the 39th place overall.
In the Corinthian Class, Jim Cunningham (USA), Ignacio Perez (MEX) and Lucas Authier (ARG) occupy the first three places.
The ranking list, the event facebook page and the event website with photos and videos.
 
News – Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018   

Onyx, Lacustre, Dynamic 35, Aphrodite - Herbstpreis - ZYC

 Onyx, Lacustre, Dynamic 35, Aphrodite - Herbstpreis - ZYC A gusty westerly breeze prevailed on the lower Lake Zurich as well and all five Classes completed five races at the Autumn Trophy I of the Zürcher YC.
Patrick Stöckli SCMd finished first in the Onyx closely followed by Corinne Meyer RVB. In the Lacusters, Karl Nauer YCR was on rank 1. The best Dynamic 35 helmsman was Jakob Oetiker ZSC and in the Aphrodites 101, Fredi Stucki SCE was on top.
All ranking lists.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018   

Laser, Yardstick - Ufenau Regatta - SCPf/SCOZ

 Laser, Yardstick - Ufenau Regatta - SCPf/SCOZ Good wind conditions prevailed also on Lake Zurich with the arriving westerly depression over the past weekend. Five races were completed at the Ufenau-Regatta.
In the Lasers, Samuel Meili SCPf was the winner. In the Yardstick rankings, Nicola Fuso with his Esse 850 was the clear winner ahead of Ruedi Frank SCOZ with his First 28.
All ranking lists.
 
News – Monday, September 24, 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018   

IMOCA Open 60 - Défi Azimut - Lorient FRA - Final results

 IMOCA Open 60 - Défi Azimut - Lorient FRA - Final results After the 24-hour solo race - we reported on the victory of Vincent Riou FRA ('PRB') yesterday - the Speed-Runs for teams were on the program, an impressive spectacle in the prevailing fresh winds.
Jérémy Beyou FRA was the fastest with a top speed of 29,85kn. His 'Charal' is the first Open 60 of the latest design, and with the new foils, the hull is lifted out of the water completely ! Samantha Davis GBR ('Initiatives Coers') and Paul Meilhat FRA ('SMA') followed on the ranks 2 and 3.
The ranking lists, the news and the videos.
Monday, September 24, 2018   

Finn - 2018 Finn Masters North American Championship, San Diego CA, final results

The unbroken popularity of the Finn Class was once more demonstrated with the 33 participants at the Finn Masters North Americans held until yesterday at the San Diego YC with skippers U40 welcome to compete in the 8-race series. Eric Anderson and William Alexander took the two positions. Winning the overall Masters title was Darrell Peck 3 points off the lead. Age category winners were Joe Chinburg (40-49), Peck (50-59), Rob Coutts (60-69) and Charles Rudinsky (70+).
The Masters results and the Overall results.
Monday, September 24, 2018   

Laser Standard & Radial - Euro Master Series 2018 - Reichenau GER - Final results

 Laser Standard & Radial - Euro Master Series 2018 - Reichenau GER - Final results A fresh wind prevailed again yesterday Sunday on Lake Constance off Reichenau GER at the German Act of the Laser Euro-Masters (at the same time the German National Championship) with peaks of up to 30kn. Three more races were completed.
Best of the day (ranks 2/3), Roger Schulz GER, replaced Wolfgang Gerz GER on top of the Standards rankings. Michael Nissen GER won race. With the discard in effect, he moved up on rank 3. 53 participants.
In the Radials, Thomas Büttner GER won the title one point ahead of Dietrich Schilling GER. The best woman Beatrix Fontius GER followed on rank 3 among the 34 participants.
The ranking lists and the event facebook page with photos.
Monday, September 24, 2018   

12mIJ - 2018 International 12 Metre North American Championship, Newport RI

Yesterday, the 2018 12mIJ North American Championship held on Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay was concluded. The event, hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club included divisions for historic 12 Metres from the Modern and Traditional eras (1974-1983 and 1958-1970, respectively),
Winners after 8 races were 'Challenge XII' of Jack LeFort (Jamestown, R.I.) in the Moderns and 'American Eagle’ entered by the Eagle Syndicate iin the Traditionals.
The results, the news and the event website.
Monday, September 24, 2018   

Finn - Interligue Spéciale - Plobsheim FRA - Final results

 Finn - Interligue Spéciale - Plobsheim FRA - Final results Good conditions prevailed over the past weekend at the at Plobsheim/Alsace FRA where the Finn Interligue regatta took place. After two races in moderate winds on Saturday, the frontal system filling in from the West brought fresh winds allowing to complete three more races on Sunday.
Jürgen Eiermann GER was the winner ahead of Andreas Bollongino GER and Dirk Meid GER. 34 participants from 3 nations were present.
The ranking list and the news.
Monday, September 24, 2018   

F18-Catamaran, various Cats - Duc d'Albe - Hyères FRA - Final results

 F18-Catamaran, various Cats - Duc d'Albe - Hyères FRA - Final results This year again, the Duc d'Albe in Hyères was the most important catamaran regatta at the French Mediterranean Coast with 131 teams from 3 nations starting. On Saturday, the Coupe des Iles d'Or was held in fresh winds, on Sunday followed the Duc d'Albe in a moderate seabreeze.
Overall winners were Yvan Bourgnon/Anthony Steinberg SUI/FRA in both series. In the F18-Cats, Martin Orion/Charles Gate FRA finished first.
The event website with all ranking lists and the event facebook page with photos.
Monday, September 24, 2018   

M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Chicago IL, USA - Final results

Phil Robertson and his ChinaOne-Ningbo team successfully defended their title at the M32 World Championship, held September 20-23 in Chicago, IL. Robertson won 7 of the 18 races in the 12-boat field, finishing 20 points ahead of Rick DeVos who earned the Corinthian Championship.
The results, the event facebook page and the event website.
Monday, September 24, 2018   

J/70 - Swiss Sailing Challenge League - Act 4 - CV Grandson - Final results

Good westwind conditions prevailed again yesterday on Lake Neuchâtel where the last Round of the Swiss Sailing Challenge League (the 2nd Swiss League) was concluded.
The SC Cham with Philippe Erni remained on top and will be promoted to the 2019 Super League together with the 2nd-ranked Zürcher SC (Tobias Etter) and ther CN Pully (Valentin Bovey).
The ranking list and the news.
Monday, September 24, 2018   

M2-Catamaran - Speed Tour 2018 - YC Genève

 M2-Catamaran - Speed Tour 2018 - YC Genève After a windless Saturday, a fresh Westerly filled in yesterday and 4 cats capsized.
After 6 races, 'Swiss Medial Network' with Didier Pfister CNM was on top ahead of 'Patrimonium' (Nicolas Rossier CNM) and 'Degroot Petercam' (Frédéric Moura SNNy). 'Swiss Medical Network' is now only 2 points behind the leading 'Degroot Petercam' in the annual rankings. One event is still pending.
The news and the ranking list.
Monday, September 24, 2018   

Optimist - Annual Points' Championship 2018 - SC Cham

 Optimist - Annual Points' Championship 2018 - SC Cham After Saturday without racing due to lack of wind on Lake Zoug, the major weather change yesterday brought about sufficient wind for two races.
Sam Nokes CVVT was the winner ahead of Axel Grandjean CVVT and Jeanlou Lauber CNM. The best girl Viktoria Jedlinska CNV was on rank 8. The best among the younger Group B sailors was Ikke Huber RCO as 6th. 121 Optimists were present.
The results and the event facebook page.
Monday, September 24, 2018   

Laser - Annual Points' Championship 2018 - CV Grandson

Four more races per class were sailed yesterday on Lake Neuchâtel in a fresh westerly wind.
In the Lasers 4.7, Bejamin Dufour SNG was the clear winner ahead of Noe Herrmann YCAs and Jade Herrmann CNP.
In the Radials, Alessandro Maisano ZSC finished first ahead of Julien Delbeke ZSC and Antonis Asonitis SNG. Rosine Baudet SNG on 4th was the best girl.
In the small Lasers Standard fleet, Alain Matthys SCM won all 6 races.
All ranking lists.
Monday, September 24, 2018   

Hansa 303 - Class Championship - CNT Yvonand

 Hansa 303 - Class Championship - CNT Yvonand Three races could be sailed on the last day of the Hansa 303 Class Championship on Lake Neuchâtel.
No changes on the podium of the Hansa 303 Double. Gilles Guyon/Olivier Ducruix FRA were the winners ahead of Jérémie Chauchoy/Jerôme Dard FRA and Denise Christen/Elena Bosshard SUI/SIMPL.
Jonas Lengwiler SUI grasped the title in the Hansa 303 Simple. Willi Lutz SUI/YCA and Gaetan Gelée FRA completed the podium.
All results and the event website.
Monday, September 24, 2018   (Image © Gilles Morelle)

ACVL - CN Versoix - La Double

 ACVL - CN Versoix - La Double The 'Double' regatta was held on Lake Geneva in difficult conditions. The 105 participants could finally start in a light south-easterly wind not lasting too longtime, and almost half of the fleet could not finish the race lacking sufficient wind.
The line honours went to the Psaros 40 ‘SYZ’ of Jean Psarofaghis SNG, in calculated time, Miko Matero/Olivier Darcis SNNy on a Longtzé were first. The two Melges 32 of Jean-Luc Lévêque/Benoit-Charles Soreau SNG and Jean-Marc Deryng/Gilles Morelle SNG completed the podium.
In the Surprise, 15 of the 22 participants finished the race and Nicolas Kaufmann and his team SNG were the winners. Only 3 of the 19 Grand-Surprise finished in time with Bernard Borter/Yann Perret-Gentil CVV as winners.
The ranking lists and the Club website.
 
News – Sunday, September 23, 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018   

2.4m, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Final results

The Final Races at the Para World Championship on Lake Michigan were held yesterday in light and variable winds.
The top-10 of the 2.4m sailed a classic Medal Race. Matthews Bugg AUS succeeded to replace Damien Séguin FRA on top grasping Gold. On rank 3 behind Séguin FRA finished Dee Smith USA 3.
The 10 best Hansa 303 sailed a Semi Final with the best 4 qualifying for the Final. In the Women, Ana Paula Marques BRA won the title ahead of Genevieve Wickham US and Violeta Del Reino ESP. In the Men, Gold went to Christopher Symonds AUS winning ahead of Waldemar Wozniak POL and the defending Champion Piotr Cichocki POL.
In the RS Venture, the dominators of the week Will Street/Jonathan Currell GBR remained on top winning ahead of Enrique Vives/Gabriel Barroso de Maria ESP and John McRoberts/Scott Lutes CAN.
The final report.
Sunday, September 23, 2018   

IMOCA Open 60 - Défi Azimut - Lorient FRA - Day 2

The 24-hour Solo Race of the 'Défi Azimut' sailed in good 20kn wind conditions was concluded yesterday. After rounding the virtual waypoint on the Atlantic Ocean, the fleet was speeding back to France on along reaching leg.
The leading Samantha Davies GBR sailing at top speeds of 26,5kn could not defend her first place, as Vincent Riou FRA passed as fast as 29kn and won the race with a 7 min advantage. On rank 3 followed Yann Eliès FRA, he too on a Foiler-Open-60.
Today, speed races for teams are on the program.
The news and the race tracker with results.
Sunday, September 23, 2018   

Star - Oktoberfest-Regatta - Herrsching GER - Day 2

 Star - Oktoberfest-Regatta - Herrsching GER - Day 2 Last Saturday, the 57th edition of the Starboat Oktoberfest Regatta began with three races sailed in good wind conditions. Yesterday, only one race could be completed in very light winds.
Clear interim's leaders are Hubert Merkelbach/Markus Koy GER - three bullets on Friday - ahead of the past World Champion Roberto Benamati/Alberto Ambrosini ITA. On rank 3 follow Ulrich Vater/Karol Stepka GER. 56 teams from 8 nations participate.
The results.
Sunday, September 23, 2018   

J/111- 2018 North American Championship, Holland MI, final results, Peter Wagner USA winner

The 2017 J/111 World Champions Peter Wagner and his team on ’Skeleton Key' won the 2018 J/111 North American Championship held in Holland MI. The St. Francis Yacht Club member recorded no scores lower than a sixth in the no-discard, eight-race series. 'Slush Fund' of Jim Connelly finished 2nd with an 18 points deficit just one ahead of 'Utah' of Bradley Faber and 'Spaceman Spiff' of Rob Ruhlman tied on 3rd and 4th, respectively.
The final results, the event facebook page and the event website.
Sunday, September 23, 2018   

Laser Standard & Radial - Euro Master Series 2018 - Reichenau GER - Day 2

After the furious opening day with winds of up to 30k - here some photos - Lake Constance remained without wind yesterday. For today, a westerly breeze has been announced.
After the 3 races of day one, Wolfgang Gerz GER leads in the Lasers Standard. In the Radials, Thomas Büttner GER is on top.
The ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Sunday, September 23, 2018   

TP52 - Super Series - Act 4 - Valencia ESP - Final results, Luna Rossa 1st Act 4, Quantum Racing TP52 Series winners

The wind was absent on the last day of the TP52 Super Series 2018 Act in Valencia ESP and 'Luna Rossa' with Francesco Bruni ITA, Vasco Vascotto ITA and James Spithill AUS are the winners of Act 4 ahead of 'Quantum Racing' with Terry Hutchinson USA and Dean Barker NZL, the overall 2018 TP52 Super Series winners.
The news with results.
Sunday, September 23, 2018   

M32-Catamaran - World Championship 2018 - Chicago IL, USA - Day 3

Before the last races at the M32-catamaran Worlds in Chicago today, Phil Robertson NZL and his Chinese team clearly lead with a 22 points' advantaga on Doug De Vos USA, and will have no problems to defend the first place to win the Worlds' title. On rank 3 with a 6 points' backlog on the second follows Pieter Taselaar NED.
The ranking list and the event website.
Sunday, September 23, 2018   

J/70 - Swiss Sailing Challenge League - CV Estavayer - Day 2

No wind yesterday on Lake Neuchâtel after the windy Friday until late in the afternoon, when racing could be resumed.
The SC Cham with Philipp remained on top ahead of the Zürcher SC with Tobias Etter and already now, their promotion to the 2019 Super League is firm. The third slot for the top league with either go to the CN Pully or the YC Zug depending on today's results.
The ranking list and the event facebook page with news, photos and videos.
Sunday, September 23, 2018   

Laser - Punktemeisterschaft - CV Grandson - Day 1

The Grandson/Lake Neuchâtel Round of the Laser Annual Points' Championship began yesterday with two races sailed in light winds.
In the Lasers 4.7 - the largest fleet with 24 participants - gewann Ludovico Cornaro CVLL won both heats. On rank 2 followed his team mate Andrea Arvedi CVLL. In the Radials, Alessandro Maisano ZSC won twice. Farah Imbert CNV followed on rank 2. In the match between the only two Lasers Standard, Alain Mathys SCM had the upper hand.
All ranking lists.
Sunday, September 23, 2018   

Hansa 303 - Schweizer Klassenmeisterschaft - CNT Yvonand - Day 2

No wind yesterday after the windy opening on Friday with three races completed.
In the Hansa 303 Double, Gilles Guyon/Olivier Ducruix FRA are on rank 1. The best Swiss team Denise Christen/Elena Bosshard SUI follows on rank 3. The ranking list of the Hansa 303 Simple has now been posted as well, showing that Jonas Lengweiler SUI finished three times as first and leading clearly ahead of Willi Lutz SUI.
The ranking lists and the event facebook page.
 
News – Saturday, September 22, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018   

2.4m, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Day 4

 2.4m, Hansa 303, RS Venture - Para World Championship 2018 - Sheboygan WI, USA - Day 4 After 3 light-wind days, a fresh breeze exceeding 35kn filled in on Lake Michigan yesterday and racing was cancelled for the day. Today, the last races will be held to bring about the crucial decisions.
In the 2.4m, the ten best sail for the first time a Medal Race. Everything is open as to the podium wiht Damien Séguin FRA, Mathew Bugg AUS and Dee Smith USA separated by 2 points only.
The ten best of the Hansa 303 men sail a Semi Final, the four best will race for the title in a Final.
The three best in the RS Venture, i.e. Alexandra Rickham/Hannah Stodel GBR, John McRoberts/Scott Lutes CAN and Will Street/Jonathan Currell GBR have already been qualified for the Final. Four more team will race for the last Final place today.
The news and all ranking lists.
Saturday, September 22, 2018   

IMOCA Open 60 - Défi Azimut - Lorient FRA - Day 1

Yesterday, the Open 60 'Défi Azimut' - a three days' series consisting of a solo 24-hour longdistance race and speed shorrt races for teams - was kicked off in Lorient FRA. With only 7 weeks before the start to the 'Route de Rhum', 15 solo skippers opted for this event as a tune-up race. The start was given yesterday evening at 18h UTC.
This morning, Samantha Davies GBR with her 'Initiatives de Coeur' was in the lead, 2,6nm ahead of Paul Meilhat FRA ('SMA') on rank 2. Vincent Riou FRA with his 'PRB' is 3,3nm behind on 3rd.
By this morning, the fleet will reach the first waypoint before heading back to Lorient. The race tracketheURL], the [URL=wxw.defi-azimut.net/?mode=actualites]news and das video of the start.
Saturday, September 22, 2018   

Laser - Euro Masters Series 2018 - Reichenau GER - Day 1

 Laser - Euro Masters Series 2018 - Reichenau GER - Day 1 The German Round of the Laser Euro Master Series began yesterday on Lake Constance with three races sailed in a fresh and gusty wind.
In the Lasers Standard, Wolfgang Gerz GER (Finn-Worldchampion 1980) has taken the lead 5 points ahead of the tied Roger Schulz GER and Olaf Schulz GER.
In the Lasers Radial, Thomas Büttner GER is first one point ahead of Dietrich Schilling GER. Beatrix Fontius GER follows on the 3rd place.
All ranking lists (PDF) and the event website.
Saturday, September 22, 2018   (Image © Martinez Studios)

TP52 - Super Series 2018 - Sailing Week - Valencia ESP - Day 4

 TP52 - Super Series 2018 - Sailing Week - Valencia ESP - Day 4 Three races were sailed in a light seabreeze yesterday in Valencia, and before the last races today, the situation is very exciting. 'Luna Rossa' of Patrizio Bertelli ITA (with the all-star afterguard Francesco Bruni ITA, Vasco Vascotto ITA and James Spithill AUS) remains on top, but the best team of yesterday 'Quantum' of Doug Devos USA is now only one point behind. 'Platoon' of Harm Müller-Spreer GER (John Kostecki USA) follows another point back on 3rd.
The news with results.
Saturday, September 22, 2018   

M32-Catamaran - World Championship2018 - Chicago IL, USA - Day 2

 M32-Catamaran - World Championship2018 - Chicago IL, USA - Day 2 A big breeze filling in on Lake Michigan reshuffled the positions in the M32 Catamaran Worlds and after five challenging races, there was one team clearly standing out: Phil Robertson NZL with his Chinese 'China One Ningbo' team. 20 points behind follows 'Bliksem' of Pieter Taselaar NED with the 2012 Laser Olympic Champion Tom Slingsby AUS as tactician.
The results, the event facebook page and the event website
Saturday, September 22, 2018   

J/70 - Swiss Sailing Challenge League - Act 4 - CV Estavayer - Day 1

 J/70 - Swiss Sailing Challenge League - Act 4 - CV Estavayer - Day 1 The last Round of the 2018 Swiss Sailing Challenge League began yesterday on Lake Neuchâtel with the first three overall to be promoted to the 2019 Super League. The Zürcher SC with Tobias Etter has a safe advantage and is practically qualified. The ranks 2 and 3 however are much disputed with chances for SC Cham, the YC Zug and the CN Pully, and even the YC Spiez has still an option.
After 5 races sailed off Estavayer, the SC Cham with Philippe Erni and the Zürcher SC (Tobias Etter) share the lead. On rank 3 follows with a 7 points' backlog the YC CERN. The next-best promotion candidate CN Pully is on rank 5.
The ranking list and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
Saturday, September 22, 2018   

Hansa 303 - Swiss Class Championship 2018 - CVT Yvonand - Day 1

 Hansa 303 - Swiss Class Championship 2018 - CVT Yvonand - Day 1 Good westwind conditions prevailed on Lake Neuchâtel yesterday on the opening day of the Hansa 303 Class Championship. With 48 teams from 3 nations, the Hansa Double participation in this inaugural event is excellent.
Leaders after three challenging races are Gilles Guyon/Olivier Ducruix FRA. The ranking list.
No ranking list has been posted on the Hansa 303 Simple competition on the the event website. With 28 solo starters from 4 nations, this fleet is very representative as well.
The event website.
 
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