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. ----- Inspite of a premature start disqualification, Stephan Fels/Ulf Hügel SUI defended rank 15. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
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Sailing Switzerland – 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.
Sailing Switzerland – 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.
Sailing Switzerland – 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. Stefan Zünd/Ulf Hügel SUI are 15th among the 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.
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.
Sailing Switzerland – 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 'Black Star Sailing Team' of Christian Zürrer SUI was 6th. ----- 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.
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.
Sailing Switzerland – 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 best Swiss was Robert Ronnback SUI as 13th in the Standard Masters. Patrick Fleischhacker SUI followed as 15th. In the Radial Great Grand Masters, Jean-Luc Dreyer SUI was 16th. Beat Heinz SUI finished 35th in the Standard Grand Masters 35. ----- The event website with all Ranking lists and the final report.
'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. The prevailind lighter Ora winds were favorable for the newcomer 'Black Star Sailing Team' of Christian Zürrer SUI with Keith Swinton AUS steering finishing 3/4/5 in the afternoon. ----- 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.
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.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, September 14, 2019
Yesterday was day one of the Dolphin Swiss Championship and the Devoti-1-Dinghy Euro-Cup on Lake Bienne. ----- Winning two races, Christoph Renker RCO has taken the lead in the Dolphins ahead of Jann Schüpbach TYC and Tom Studer CVN. With 19 participants from 9 nations, the D1 is internationally well attended. Winner of the only race of the day was Viktor Teply CZE ahead of Giles Chipperfield GBR and Stephan Hess AUT. Michael Mutti SUI followed on rank 8. ----- The ranking list.
Round 3 of the Swiss Sailing Challenge League (2nd league) began yesterday on Lake Thoune in a good thermal breeze. 12 races were completed and the Cercle de la Voile Vevey la Tour is the intermin leader ahead of the Zürcher Yacht Club and the SV Thalwil. ----- The ranking list.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, September 13, 2019
Racing resumed at the Laser World Masters in the Netherlands with two heats sailed in a 10-15kn wind. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Wolfgang Gerz GER, Great Grand Masters (65-75), and Serge Kats NED, Masters (45-55), are on a clear track to the title. Robert Rollbäck SUI and Patrick Fleischhacker SUI remained on the ranks 18 and 19. ----- In the Lasers Radial, most decisions re the Champions seem to be made. Only in the Legends (75+), the ranks 1 and 2 - Kerry Waraker AUS and Johan Van Rossem CAN - are separated by one point only. ----- The daily news with links to all ranking lists.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, September 12, 2019
Act 4 of the GC32 Racing Tour begins today on Lake Garda with the overall leading favorites 'Oman Air' with Adam Minoprio NZL and 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI at the start. With 'Black Star' of Christian Zürrer SUI, a second Swiss team will participate, steered by Keith Swinton AUS. ----- The preview.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Moderate winds filled in late in the afternoon, reducing the program in the Lasers Standard, where Wolfgang Gerz GER is now the clear leader in the Great Grand Masters (65-75). In the Standard Grand Masters, Carlos Martinez ESP leads one point ahead of Thomas Nordquist SWE. Beat Heinz SUI is now 37th. In the Standard Masters, the dominator is Serge Kats NED. Robert Ronnback SUI and Patrick Fleischacker SUI follow on the ranks 18 and 20. The Laser Standard ranking lists. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Johann Van Rossem CAN has reclaimed the lead in the Legends (75 ). In the Radial Grand Masters (55-65), Gilles Coadou FRA is back on top. Jeff Loosemore AUS and 2 points behind Henk Wittenberg NED are leading in the Radial Great Grand Masters (65-75). Jean-Luc Dreyer SUI advanced on rank 16 after a successful day (12/7). Thomas Gyr SUI follows as 19th, Jacques Perret SUI 21st. The Laser Radial ranking lists and the event website.
6 races per class could be sailed at the Swiss Central Region Youth Regatta on Lake Lucerne. ----- In the Optimists (41 participants), Samuel Berther SCC finished first ahead of his brother Damian Berther SCC at equal points on 2nd. Maxim Dneprov/Luis Zimmerli DRS won 5 of the 6 races in the 420s. In the Lasers Radial, Louis Oldani DRS was the clear winner. Emilie Tschanz GYC was the winner in the Laser 4.7. ----- All ranking lists.
11 solo-skippers participated in the round-the-lake regatta on Lake Neuchâtel. Some minutes after 6 hours, Gilbert Chopard CVN with his J/70 crossed the finish line as first. ----- The ranking list.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, September 10, 2019
All fleets completed again two races yesterday in moderate winds around 10kn, with the worst result discarded at the end of the day. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Jon Emmet GBR is first in the Apprentices (age 35-45) with three race wins. Peter Seidenberg USA has taken the lead in the Legends (75+). In the largest fleet, the Radial Grand Master (55-65), Kim Tan NED replaced Gilles Coadou FRA on top of the rankings. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Serge Kats NED extended his lead in the Masters (45-55). Patrick Fleischacker SUI advanced on the 14th place. The new leader in the Grand Masters (55-65) is Carlos Martinez ESP, tied with Thomas Nordquist SWE on 2nd. The Olympic medalists Luis Doreste ESP (3rd), Miguel Noguer ESP (6th) and José-Maria Van der Ploeg ESP (8th) progressed as well. Beat Heinz SUI dropped on rank 38 after a premature start disqualification. ------ All ranking lists and the news.
Four races per fleet were completed at the international Catamaran Criterium on Lake Geneva over the past weekend. ----- Sandro Caviezel YCAs was the superior winner in the A-Cats ahead of Herrmann Wallmer SCMd. In the C3-Cats, Laurent Wüthrich VLM was first ahead of Laurent Vez CNM. ----- All ranking lists.
Good conditions prevailed on the upper Lake Geneva over the past weekend allowing to the 6.5 yachts to complete 6 races at their Classique regatta. ----- Christian Monachon CVVT and his team finished first ahead of Claude Laval FRA and Yves Estermann CVMC. ----- The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, September 9, 2019
Sea-like conditions prevailed on the inland-waters of Port Zeland yesterday at the Laser World Masters with two races held per class. The 146 Radials are sailing in five age categories (including 'Legends' age over 75), the 150 Standards are respresented in four categories. ---- In the largest fleet, the Laser Standard Masters (age 45-55), Serge Kats NED leads ahead of Brett Beyer AUS. Patrick Fleischhacker SUI is 14th among the 62 participants. ----- Most Radials are in the Grand Masters fleet (55-65), where Gilles Coadou FRA won both races and stays on top ahead of Wilmar Goenendijk NED and Martin Van Olffen NED. ----- In the Great Grand Masters (65-75), Robert Lowndes AUS occupies the first place. Jean-Luc Dreyer SUI is 14th, Jacques Perret SUI 16th among the 29 participants. ----- 12 Legends (75 up) are racing with Kerry Waraker AUS on first ahead of Peter Seidenberg USA. ----- In the Laser Standard Grand Masters, Tomas Nordquist SWE is on top followed by Miguel Noguer ESP. Thomas Müller GER (1/bfd) and Luis Doreste ESP (dsq/1) are in arrear for the moment. Beat Heinz SUI follows on rank 30 among the 54 participants. ----- All ranking lists and the short report.
The winds allowed for only two races yesterday on the final day of the GP Alinghi off Crans/Lake Geneva. Only in the afternoon, just before time limit, racing could be started. ----- 'Alinghi' of Ernesto Bertarelli SNG defended the first place ahead of 'Team Eleven' with Loïc Forestier CNV and 'Real Team' with Julien Clerc SNG. ----- The news and the results.
The Juniors of the Lake Geneva region sailed the Penguin Challenge Regatta in Vevey over the past weekend. Winning two races, Robin Imbert CNV finished first in the large Optimist fleet ahead of Arnaud Leimgruber CVVT and Antonin Radue CNP. In the Lasers 4.7, Julian Del Valle CNP was first. In the Radials were Farah Imbert CNV and in the RSFeva Patricia and Hugo Winssinger SNNy on top. ----- All ranking lists
Rain and slackening winds allowed for only one race at the Swiss Sailing Super League Regatta on Lake Zurich yesterday. ----- No change on the podium with the SV Kreuzlingen of Tom Rüegge as first ahead of the Zürcher SC with Lukas Erni and the CN Pully with Kilian Wagen. ----- The ranking list.
No wind on Lake Thoune on the final day of the Yngling Swiss Championship, and the ranking list after 4 races became final. ----- Christoph Bichsel/Markus Jacob RCO earned the title one point ahead of Thomas Beck/Stephan Speiser/Christian Schoedon TYC. On rank 3 followed Thomas Kristiansen/Marc Bornand/Sandra Schaer SCRG. ---- The ranking list and the photos.
At the same time with the D35-catamarans, the Youth Cats sailed their Grand Prix in Crans as well. ----- Winners after 10 races were John Zagury/David Vitel SNNy ahead of Emma Jonsson/Basile Wohlers SNG. 12 teams participated. ----- The ranking list.
Over the past weekend, the Lake Zurich Junior sailors were fighting for the prize money at stake in favour for the youth sailing acount of the winning club. All youth boats were in action, as well as the mOcean yachts. First in the combined rankings of all classes Zürcher YC on the ranks one and two ahead of the SC Stäfa. 17 Club-Teams participated. ----- All results.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, September 8, 2019
Paolo Sevestre CVL and his team are the superior winners of the Esse 850 Swiss Championship concluded yesterday on Lake Geneva with another two races. Martin Buck GER and Yan Perret-Gentil CVV completed the podium. ----- The results.
The Grand Prix Alinghi off Crans/Lac Léman began yesterday in a 10kn Joran breeze, allowing to complete three races. 'Alinghi' of Ernesto Bertarelli SNG leads the interim rankings one point ahead of the 'Eleven Sailing Team' of Loïc Forestier CNV. ----- The results.
Good sailing conditions prevailed yesterday on Lake Zurich at Round 3 of the Swiss Sailing Super League regatta, allowing to ocmplete 6 races. The SV Kreuzlingen with Tom Rüegge leads one point ahead of the Zürcher SC with Lukas Erni. On rank 3 follows the CN Pully with Kilian Wagen. ----- The results
Two races were held on Lake Thoune at the Yngling Swiss Championship with Christoph Bichsel RCO taking the overall lead with the day ranks 1 and 3. Thomas Beck TYC one point behind remains a strong contender for the title and also Thomas Kristiansen SCRG with a 3 point backlog has still an option. ----- The ranking list.