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Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - Gdynia POL - Day 2, the Swiss

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - Gdynia POL - Day 2, the Swiss Good sailing conditions prevailed yesterday in Poland and all fleets completed the full program. ----- In the 29er Girls, Antonia and Victoria Schultheis MLT have taken the lead ahead of Berta Puig/Isabella Casaretto USA. ----- In the 29er Boys, the defending champions Matthias Berthet/Aleksander Franks NOR are on top after 6 races. Kohonen/Bremer FIN on 2nd are already 10 points behind. ----- In the 420 Boys, Seb Menzies/Blake McGlashan NZL are on first with Martin Wizner/Pedro Ameneiro ESP following on 2nd and Achille Casco/Elliot Schick SUI on 3rd. ----- The 420 Girls are lead by Madeline Hawkings/Yumi Yoshiyasu USA, 5 points in front of Kana Kobayashi/Natsumi Shirasu JPN and Theresa Steinlein/Lina Plettner GER tied on the ranks 2 and 3. Natascha and Samira Rast SUI are 14th in the 24 boat fleet. ----- In the Nacra 15, Will Cooley/Rebecca Hancock AUS are now one point ahead of Titouan Petard/Marion Declef FRA. Arnaud Grange/Marie Van der Klink SUI advanced on the 6th place with a race win. ----- In the Laser Radial Boys, Tytus Butowski POL has a one point advantage on Wonn Kye Lee SGP. Gauthier Verhulst SUI follows on the 30th place. ------ In the Laser Radial Girls, Chiara Benini ITA defended her lead ahead of Ana Moncada ESP and Shai Kakon ISR. Rosine Baudet SUI follows on rank 7. ----- In the RS:X Boys windsurfers is Nicolo Renna ITA on top. ----- In the RS:X Girls windsurfers, Linoy Geva ISR helds the first position. ----- All ranking lists, including the updated Nations Ranking, and the daily news.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - Gdynia POL - Day 1 - Lead for Casco/Schick SUI !

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - Gdynia POL - Day 1 - Lead for Casco/Schick SUI ! The 2019 Youth World Sailing Championship began yesterday in Poland in a light 7-10kn breeze, allowing only some of the classes to sail their first races. ----- The 420 Boys completed two races with Achille Casco/Eliot Schick SUI, ranks 3 and 5, taking the lead. On the ranks 2 and 3 followed Seb Menzies/Blake McGlashan NZL and Martin Wizner/Pedro Almeira ESP - the duo fighting for the 420 Worlds title in Portugal last week. ----- The 420 Girls did not race. ----- In the 29er-Boys, the full program with 3 races was completed. Ville Korhonen/Edvard Bremer FIN are first ahead of Mathias Berthet/Aleksander Franks NOR and Marius Westerlind/Olle Aronsson SWE. ----- The 29er Girls did not sail. ----- The Lasers Radial completed one heat in both genders. In the Boys, Otto Dahlberg FIN leads ahead of Connor Nelson USA and Tytus Butowski POL. Gauthier Verhulst SUI is 27th among the 57 participants. ----- In the Radial Girls, Chiara BeniniITA ahead of Manon Peyre FRA and Simone Chen SGP are in front. Rosine Baudet SUI follows on rank 9. ----- In the Nacras 15, Silas Mühle/Levke Möller GER and Will Cooley/Rebecca Hancock AUS share the lead after two races. Titouan Petard/Marion Declef FRA follow on rank 3. Arnaud Grange/Marie Van der Klink SUI are 12th. ----- The windsurfers did not compete. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019   

Moth, WASZP, Flying Phantom, Easy-to-fly - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Final results, the Swiss

 Moth, WASZP, Flying Phantom, Easy-to-fly - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Final results, the Swiss The Lake Garda Foiling Week, an event having been organised for some years now, was held over the past weekend with five Classes present. ----- In the largest fleet, the Moths with 83 participants, Francesco Bruni ITA finished first ahead of Carlo De Paoli ITA and Dave Kenefick IRL. The best Swiss was David Hollenweg SUI on rank 19. ----- In the Open-rankings, Ernst-Michael Miller GER on an iFly was first. In the Easy-to-Fly (a 3-person foiler), Jean-Christoph Mourniac FRA and his team were on top. Maxime and Jérémy Bachelin SUI won in the Flying Phantoms ahead of the Vendée-Globe-winner François Gabart FRA on 2nd and Alex Schneiter/Gurvan Bontemps SUI on 3rd. ----- A Norvegian trio was on top of the remarkable WASZP fleet, tuning up for the European Championship to be held at the same venue as for tomorrow, with Alexander Hogheim NOR, Nicolai Jacobson NOR and Erik Karlsen NOR. ----- All ranking lists and the event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, July 15, 2019
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   

Laser - Europcup 2019 - Warnemünde GER - Final results, the Swiss

 Laser - Europcup 2019 - Warnemünde GER - Final results, the Swiss The Laser Europacup in Warnemuende was concluded yesterday in light winds. ----- In the Lasers 4.7, Ole Schwiekendiek GER succeeded to replace the leading Ties Wijbinga NED on top with the day ranks 1 and 3. Anja Von Allmen SUI defended the 3rd place as best Girl. Louis Oldani SUI finished the race on rank 12 among the 71 participants. ----- In the Lasers Radial Men, Prszemyslav Machowski POL finished on rank 1 with two bullets yesterday. Anton Loeck GER and Oskar Madonich UKR completed the podium. In the Radial Women, Caroline Rosmo NOR was the superior winner ahead of Laura Schewe GER and Ekatarina Sanko BLR. Elena Oetling MEX finsished on 6th. ----- Norvegian is the winner also in the Lasers Standard with Uffe Tomasgaard NOR. Maksim Dzihael BLR and Kacper Stanislawski POL are on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- All ranking lists and the final report.
Monday, July 15, 2019   (Image © Robert Hajduk)

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - Gdynia POL, the Swiss

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - Gdynia POL, the Swiss Today is day one of the Youth World Sailing Championship in Poland with 409 participants from 66 nations on the entry list. Switzerland is represented in the 420 with Natascha and Samira Rast SUI and Achille Casco/Eliott Schick SUI, in the Laser Radial with Rosine Baudet SUI and Gauthier Verhulst SUI and in the Nacra 15 withj Arnaud Grand/Marie Van der Klink SUI. ----- The report on the Opening event of yesterday.
Monday, July 15, 2019   

Diam-24-Trimaran - Tour de France - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 10, the Swiss

 Diam-24-Trimaran - Tour de France - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 10, the Swiss The Omani 'Renaissance Services' with Stevie Morrison GBR were the winners of the Les Sables short races, as first team to finish on top for the third time. They advanced on rank 4 overall. 'CER - Ville de Genève' with Victor Casas/Laurane Mettraux/Matthieu Ravussin SUI terminated as second, consolidating their 8th place overall as 2nd Amateur team one point behind 'Gregory Lemarchal' with Emeric Dary FRA. ----- 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA is still on rank 1, but 'Cheminées Poujoulat' with Robin Follin FRA, on 3rd yesterday, is only 2 points back. ----- The results and the daily news. ----- With the Les Sables d'Olonne races, the Atlantic part of the Tour-de-France was concluded. Today, the trimarans will be transportes to the Mediterranean Sea where racing will resume with a Coastal Race in Port Barcarès tomorrow.
Monday, July 15, 2019   

Zürichsee-Langstrecken-Cup - Long-distance race for non-holiday-makers - SY Herrliberg

 Zürichsee-Langstrecken-Cup - Long-distance race for non-holiday-makers - SY Herrliberg A good fleet started last Saturday on Lake Zurich to an animated race in sun and a moderate breeze. ----- Peter Epprecht ZYC finished first on his Quant 30 ahead of Nicola Fuso SCStä and Stefan Pfenninger YCAu, both on an Esse 850. 63 of the 64 starters finished the race. ----- The results, the ranking lists by Class and the news.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, July 14, 2019
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.
Sunday, July 14, 2019   

Musto-Skiff - Wolrd Championship 2019 - Medemblik NED - Final results, the Swiss

Overthrow on top of the rankings after the final three races at th Musto Skiff World Championship in Medemblik NED yesterday with Bruce Keen GBR taking the World title. The former leader Rick Peacock GBR dropped from the podium on rank 4. The defending champion Jon Newman AUS finished on 2nd, George Hand GBR earned Bronze. Alexander Greil SUI moved up on rank 19, Nicolas Duchoud SUI is 22nd. ----- The results and the event website.
Sunday, July 14, 2019   

Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 9, the Swiss

 Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 9, the Swiss Superior winner of the 31nm coastal race in Les Sables d'Olonne was the leader 'Bejaflore' with Valenten Bellet FRA extending her lead. 'Cheminées Poujoulat' on 3rd yesterday keeps rank 2 with 6 point backlog. 'CER - Ville de Genève' with Victor Casas SUI followed as 7th and moved up one rank on 8th overall. ----- The ranking list and the dily news.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, July 13, 2019
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.
Saturday, July 13, 2019   

Musto Skiff - World Championship 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 5, the Swiss

 Musto Skiff - World Championship 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 5, the Swiss Three races were held yesterday after the lay day at the Musto-Worlds in Medemblik with three races more today to conclude the competition, crucial for the final outcome as the leading Rick Peacock GBR is only one point ahead of Bruce Keen GBR, with the defending champion Ian Newman AUS another point behind. The Swiss lost some rank with Alexander Greil SUI now on 20 and Nicolas Duchoud SUI on 24 among the 91 participants. ----- The results and the event website.
Saturday, July 13, 2019   

Laser - Europacup 2019 - Warnemünde GER - Day 2 - No wind, the Swiss

 Laser - Europacup 2019 - Warnemünde GER - Day 2 - No wind, the Swiss No wind in Warnemuende GER for the 198 participants in the Baltic Sea Act of the Laser Europacup.----- After the first day with two races per fleet, Ties Wijbinga NED lead in the Laser 4.7 ahead of Anja Von Allmen SUI and Khamees Alhammadi UAE. Louis Oldani SUI as 5th is also among the best. ----- In the Lasers Radial men, Oskar Madonich UKR is first, in the Radial women, Caroline Rosmo NOR is on top. Emma Oestling MEX is 4th. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Maksim Dzihael BLR is on rank 1. ----- The results and the daily news.
Saturday, July 13, 2019   

Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 8, the Swiss

 Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 8, the Swiss Lay day at the Tour de France while the boats were transported to Les Sables d'Olonne, where the coastal race will be started today. Two teams are playing a major role: 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA ahead of 'Cheminées Poujoulat' with Robin Follin. Well placed so far are also 'Ville de Genève' with Victor Casas SUI on rank 9 and the all-female team 'La Boulangère' with Mathilde Geron FRA and Nathalie Brugger SUI. ---- The daily news presenting the attractions ashore for the enchantment of a vast general public.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, July 12, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019   

420 - World Championship 2019 - Vilamoura POR - Final results - Gold for ESP, GBR and GRE, the Swiss

 420 - World Championship 2019 - Vilamoura POR - Final results - Gold for ESP, GBR and GRE, the Swiss The final two races at the 420 World Championship in Portugal, held in a 10kn breeze, removed Seb Menzies/Blake McGlashan NZL, defending champions and leaders during the whole event, from rank one in the Open rankings. Martin Vizner/Pedro Ameneiro ESP earned the Gold Medal ahead of the Kiwis. Bronze went to Conrad Konitzer/Fernando Rodriguez ESP. Nilo Schärer/Nik Burkhard SUI finished 32nd as best Swiss. Alexander Grognuz/Simeo Vollmer SUI followed on rank 40. Achille Casco/Elliot Schick SUI booked a race win and a premature start disqualification in the Silverfleet and ended on rank 3 (= 48th overall). Leon Fröhlich/Nathan Zwick SUI follow on the 50th position.
In the 420 Women, Vita Heathcote/Milly Boyle GBR remained on top with Irene Calici/Petra Gregori ITA and Melina Pappa/Maria Tsamopoulou GRE completing the podium. Natascha and Samira Rast SUI finished on rank 12.
No change on the ranks one and two of the U17 with Odysseas Spanakis/Konstaninos Michalopoulos GRE earning the title ahead of Ange Delerce/Timothée Rossi FRA. Alberto Morales/Miguel Bethencourt ESP are 3rd. Malin Karlsson/Myrlin Tappolet SUI, best Swiss, are 25th.
All results and the final report.
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.
Friday, July 12, 2019   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Jullouville FRA - Day 7, the Swiss

 Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Jullouville FRA - Day 7, the Swiss Best of the three overall leading teams in the Jullouville short races, held in a 10-12kn wind yesterday, was 'Team Reseau IXIO' with the 470 World Champion Kevin Peponnet FRA standing in for the injured Sandro Lacan FRA as helmsman. No change in the overall rankings with 'Bejaflore' of Valentin Bellet FRA as first ahead of 'Cheminées Poujoulat' (Robin Follin FRA) and 'Reseau IXIO'. 'CER Ville de Genève' with Victor Casas SUI finished the Final as 6th, defending the overall 9th place. 'La Boulangère' with Mathilde Geron FRA and Nathalie Brugger SUI did not qualify, but remained on rank 10.
Today, the multihulls will be transported to Les Sables d'Olonne, stage four of the Tour.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, July 11, 2019
Thursday, July 11, 2019   (Image © Joao Ferreira)

420 - World Championship 2019 - Vilamoura POR - Day 5, the Swiss

 420 - World Championship 2019 - Vilamoura POR - Day 5, the Swiss After the fresh breeze during the Qualifications and the light wind on the first Final Series day, the wind was missing yesterday in the South of Portugal.
In the Men/Open fleet, the defending champions Seb Menzies/Blake McGlashan NZL will start to the last Final races today with 10 point advantage on Nacho Davila/Javier Mestre ESP. Nilo Schärer/Nik Burkhard SUI on rank 36 are the best Swiss.
In the Women, Vita Heathcote/Milly Boyle GBR are 16 points ahead of Paula Von Wieringen/Maria Gil ESP. Natascha and Samira Rast SUI on 12th are only 4 points behind to top-10.fehlen als 12. nur gerade 4 Punkte für ein Top-Ten-Resultat.
In the U17-rankings, Odysseas Spanakis/Konstaninos Michalopoulos GRE are on top 12 points in front of Ange Delerce/Timothee Rossi FRA. Ben Trsky/Yannick Kuster SUI are 25th.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, July 11, 2019   

Musto-Skiff - World Championship 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 3, the Swiss

 Musto-Skiff - World Championship 2019 - Medemblik NED - Day 3, the Swiss After the three races of yesterday, Rick Peacock GBR reclaimed rank 1 of the Musto-Worlds on the Ijssel-Meer. As best of the day with two bullets, George Hand GBR is new on rank 2. Jon Newman AUS dropped on rank 3. Alexander Greil SUI follows as 14th, Nicolas Duchoud SUI is now 22nd.
The results and the event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019   

420 - World Championship 2019 - Vilamoura POR - Day 4, the Swiss

 420 - World Championship 2019 - Vilamoura POR - Day 4, the Swiss The 420 Worlds continued yesterday in Vilamoura POR with the Final Series held in a moderate seabreeze with the defending champions Seb Menzies/Blake McGlashan NZL consolidating their lead with another race win. 10 points behind follow now Nacho Davila/Javier Mestre ESP on 2nd, Martin Vizner/Pedro Ameneiro ESP are new on 3rd. The best of yesterday with the rank 1 and 4 - Jonathan Steindle/Leonardo Honold GER - advanced on rank 6.
Nilo Schärer/Nik Burkhard SUI remain on rank 36, Alexandre Grognuz/Simeo Volmer SUI improved on rank 43. Winning a race in the Silverfleet, Achille Casco/Eliot Schick SUI advanced on rank 2 (= 47th overall).
Vita Heathcote/Milly Boyle GBR were again the best Girls extending their lead on 16 points. Paula Van Wieringen/Maria Gil ESP progressed on rank 2, Irene Calici/Petra Gregori ITA stay on the 3rd place. With an excellent 3rd race rank, Natascha and Samira Rast SUI moved up on rank 12. Sophie Mosegaard/Fiona Schärer SUI are new on rank 2 in the Silverfleet (= 38th overall).
Odysseas Spanakis/Konstaninos Michalopoulos GRE keep on dominating the U17 fleet with another race win. Ange Delerce/Timothee Rossi FRA on rank 2 are now 12 points behind the leaders. Florian Krauss/Jannis Suemmchen GER follow on rank 3. Ben Tresky/Yannick Kuster SUI dropped on rank 25.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019   (Image © Jean Marie Liot)

Diam-24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Fécamp FRA - Day 5, the Swiss

 Diam-24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Fécamp FRA - Day 5, the Swiss Stevie Morrison GBR and his 'Renaissance Services' team finished first in the Fécamp short race final sailed in light winds yesterday, improving their overall position after the abandoned coastal race of Monday. 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA remains on top, but 'Cheminées Poujoulat' - 2nd yesterday - reduced the backlog on one point. The all-female team 'La Boulangère' with Mathilde Geron FRA and Nathalie Brugger SUI missed the qualification for the Final of the best 8 and descended in the overall rankings on rank 8. 'CER Ville de Genève' with Victor Casas SUI finished the Final on 7th, but remained on 10th overall.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Tuesday, July 9, 2019   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2019 - Sakaiminiati JPN - Day 5, the Swiss

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2019 - Sakaiminiati JPN - Day 5, the Swiss Winners of the day in the two Final Series races sailed in moderate winds around 10kn yesterday at the Laser Standard Worlds in Japan were Nik Willim GER and Matthew Wearn AUS. Tom Burton AUS extended his lead in the overall rankings on 16 points. He shall hardly loose the title in the final two races of today. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA advanced on rank 2, Matthew Wearn AUS is 3rd. The ranks 2 to 7 are separated by 9 points only.
Best placed in the race for the five 2020 Olympic nations berths are SWE (rank 15), HUN (16th), ARG (17th), RUS (21st) and GUA (23rd). Eliot Merceron SUI on rank 35 is 33 points behind and most probably too far from a qualification for Tokyo.
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.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, July 8, 2019
Monday, July 8, 2019   

470 - Junior World Championship 2019 - Portoroz SLO - Final results, the Swiss

 470 - Junior World Championship 2019 - Portoroz SLO - Final results, the Swiss The 470 Junior World Championship 2019 in Slovenia was concluded yesterday with the Medal Races.
No change on top of the podium in the 470 women with Luise and Helene Wanser GER grasping the title ahead of Paola Amar/Marine Riou FRA and Theres Dahnke/Birte Winkel GER.
In the 470 men, the two remaining medals behind the premature Champions Giacomo Ferrai/Giulio Calabro ITA went to Germany with Daniel Göttlich/Linus Klasen GER on 2nd and the winners of the Medal Race Lucas Schlüter/Frederik Eichhorst GER on 3rd. Yves Mermod/Cyril Schüpbach SUI finished the Championship on the good 8th final place. Chiara Valenti/Jann Schüpbach SUI followed on rank 25, Nick Zeltner/Till Seger SUI are 31st among the 53 teams.
The results and the final report.
Monday, July 8, 2019   

Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Dunkerque FRA - Day 3

 Diam 24-Trimaran - Tour de France à la Voile - Dunkerque FRA - Day 3 Three short-race series were sailed during the first three days of the 2019 Tour de France in Dunkirk FRA with three different day winners.
Yesterday, 'Cheminées Poujoulat' with Robin Follin FRA finished first, reducing the deficit on the overall leading 'Bejaflore' of Valentin Bellet FRA to 2 points. On rank 3 follows 'Renaissance Services' with Stevie Morrison GBR. The all-female 'La Boulangère' team of Matilde Geron FRA and Nathalie Brugger SUI follows on rank 5. The Swiss teams could not qualify for the final yesterday. 'CER Ville de Genève' of Victor Casas SUI dropped on rank 10, but remains the best Amateur team.
The results and the daily news.
Today, the competition will go on in Fécamp with a first 40-Mile-Coastal-Race.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, July 7, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2019 - Sakaiminiati JPN - Day 3, the Swiss

Major changes occurred on top of the Laser Standard Worlds rankings after the two races of yesterday. The down-under duo Sam Meech NZL and Matthew Wearn AUS, separated by one point, is new on top after six races. One point behind follows Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA on 3rd. Walking side-by-side 3 points behind the leader are the Laser legend Robert Scheidt BRA on 5th and the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS on 6th. The leaderboard is incredibly tight with still only 10 points separating the top-10 sailors.
In the fight for the 5 Olympic nation berth at stake (15 are already assigned), Jesper Stalheim SWE on 10th has the pole position. Eliot Merceron SUI on 33rd has to improve to compensate the 18 points missing for an Olympic qualification (Juan Maegli GUA, 21st).
Two races per fleet were completed today in 15-18kn winds and sunny skies to determine which sailors shall continue the Championship in the Gold-, Silver or Bronze fleets.
The results and the news.
Sunday, July 7, 2019   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Dunkerque FRA - Day 2, the Swss

The Tour de France continued yesterday in Dunkerque FRA with another round of short races with the Omani 'Renaissance Services' of Stevie Morrison GBR on top. 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA has taken the overall lead. Excelllent the performance of the best in the Mixed Team rankings, where the all-female 'La Boulangère' of MathildeGeron FRA and Nathalie Brugger SUI, 4th overall, are leading. Just behind on rank 5 follows 'CER Ville de Genève' with Victor Casas SUI as first Amateur team. Today, another short-race round is on the program.
The ranking lists and the daily news (in French or Engish).
Sunday, July 7, 2019   

Various Classes - Warnemünder Woche - Warnemünde GER - Day 1, the Swiss

The Warnemünde Week was kicked off yesterday in rain and temperatures around 15°, this year with the World Championships of the J/22 and the Race-Boarders, as well as another Laser-Europa-Cup Act.
Yesterday, the OK Dinghies, Pirats, RSAeros and 2.4m started with their races. The J/22 Worlds beginning on Tuesday hold a tune-up race today, and the bigboats will start to their first long-distance race. The only Swiss on the Baltic Sea will be engaged in the Laser Europa-Cup.
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Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, July 6, 2019
Saturday, July 6, 2019   

Laser Standard - World Championship 2019 - Sakaiminiati JPN - Day 2, the Swiss

 Laser Standard - World Championship 2019 - Sakaiminiati JPN - Day 2, the Swiss Somewhat fresher winds as on the opening day prevailed during the two races of yesterday.
Jesper Stalheim SWE, best of the day with the ranks 1 and 3, has taken the overall lead ahead of Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA and George Gautry NZL all three tied with 7 points. The Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS and the Laser legend Robert Scheidt BRA on the ranks 6 and 7 are ony 3 points behind rank 1. Eliot Merceron SUI follows on rank 23. Nicolas Rolaz SUI is 101st among the 156 participants.
The results and the daily news.
Racing can be followed live over GPS tracking as from 3h a.m. UTC.
Saturday, July 6, 2019   

470 - Junior World Championship 2019 - Portoroz SLO - Day 4, the Swiss

 470 - Junior World Championship 2019 - Portoroz SLO - Day 4, the Swiss The 470 Junior World Championship continued yesterday in Slovenia with two races sailed in a light seabreeze. In the 470 Open, Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA are now already 25 points ahead of Daniel Göttlich/Linus Klasen GER. Another 19 points back follow Alexandre Demange/Paco Lepoutre FRA on rank 3. Considering the huge point gaps, it might well be that the Medals will be decided this evening already before the Medal Race of tomorrow. As 8th overall, Yves Mermod/Cyril Schüpbach SUI, day ranks 1 and 9 yesterday, are within the Medal Race cut. Chiara Valenti/Jann Schüpbach SUI as 28th are on rank 6 of the Mixed teams. Nick Zeltner/Till Seger SUI on rank 29 are 2nd in the Silverfleet.
Luise and Helena Wanser GER extended their lead on 11 points with two race wins yesterday. Paola Amar/Marine Riou FRA follow on rank 2. Theres Dahnke/Birte Winkel GER are on 3rd.
The results and the daily news.
Saturday, July 6, 2019   

Laser Radial - Youth European Championship 2019 - Athens GRE - Day 5, the Swiss

 Laser Radial - Youth European Championship 2019 - Athens GRE - Day 5, the Swiss Difficult light wind conditions prevailed yesterday during the three Gold- and Silverfleet races of the Girls as well as the two races held for the Boys split in Gold-, Silver-, Bronze- and Emeraldfleets.
Inspite of a disqualification, Marilena Makri CYP defended her first place with another race win. Eline Verstraelen BEL (yesterday 1/1/6) follows 6 points behind on rank 2. Ana Moncada ESP moved up on rank 3. As 5th, Rosine Baudet SUI remains in the race for a Medal. The ranking list Girls.
In the Boys, the new leader is Sofiane Karim FRA, as the long-time first Mewes Wieduwild GER had a black day and dropped on 2nd with a 10 point deficit. Przemyslav Machowski POL advanced on rank 3 with a race win. The best Swiss Jonas Domeisen SUI ist now 27th. Benjamin Dufour SUI follows on rank 39 and Antonis Asonitis SUI is 41st. The ranking liste Boys.
The results and the daily news.
Saturday, July 6, 2019   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Junior World Championship 2019 - Risor NOR - Day 3, the Swiss

 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Junior World Championship 2019 - Risor NOR - Day 3, the Swiss Spectacular racing in Norway yesterday in an up to 25kn breeze. The Nacra 17 sailed downtown in front of 1000 spectators, the 49ers were out on a sea course completing three races.
Finishing 2/1/1 in the 49ers, Isaac McHardie/KWilliam McKenzie extended their lead on 15 points. Kurt Hansen/Simon Hoffman AUS and Scipio Houtman/Manus Offerman NED follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Max Haenssler/Joshua Richner SUI al 17th and Maxime Bachelin/Arno de Planta SUI as 24th qualified for the Goldfleet.
In the 49erFX, Willemijn Offerman/Elise Ruyter NED have taken the lead ahead of Vilma Bobeck/Malin Tengström SWE with a 4 point backlog on rank 2.
In the Nacra 17, Gianluigi Ugolini/Maria Giubilai ITA are now 2 points ahead of Natacha Pedersen/Matthias Bruun DEN. Silas Mühle/Romy Mackenbrock GER advanced on rank 3.
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Saturday, July 6, 2019   

Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Dunkerque FRA - Day 1, the Swiss

 Diam 24 - Tour de France à la Voile - Dunkerque FRA - Day 1, the Swiss The 2019 Tour de France à la Voile sailed on Diam-24 trimarans began in Dunkirk FRA yesterday with short races. Light winds and a strong tide current provided for difficult race conditions.
The surprising winner in the 8 race final was the current-experienced Belgian 'Caraibos.be Brussels' team with Clément Meister BEL. On the ranks 2 and 3 followed the favorites 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA and 'Cheminées Poujoulat' with Robin Follin FRA. Excellent 4th is Victor Casas SUI with 'CER Ville de Genève', leading in the Amateur rankings, closely followed by the all-female team 'La Boulangère' with Matilde Geron FRA and Nathalie Brugger SUI.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Saturday, July 6, 2019   

J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Semifinal 3 - St.Petersburg RUS - Day 2, the Swiss

 J/70 - Sailing Champions League - Semifinal 3 - St.Petersburg RUS - Day 2, the Swiss The third and last Qualifier for the Champions League Final in St. Moritz SUI in August has been underway in St. Petersburg RUS since Thursday. The best six Club teams will qualify. Light winds infringed the program so far and only 4 rounds could be finished.
The interim leader is the WSV Hermelingen GER with Carsten Kemmling GER ahead of the Bayrische YC with Julian Autenrieth GER and the PI Rogovo with Vladimir Lipavskiy RUS. The RC Oberhofen with Stefan Seger SUI counts the excellent ranks 1/4/1, but a premature start in race 4 relegated them on the 8th place overall.
The ranking list.
Today and tomorrow, racing can be followed livestream on our www.sailing-news.com website.
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