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Sailing Switzerland – Monday, November 11, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 15, the Swiss

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 15, the Swiss 16 hours after the Open-60 winner 'Apivia' (Dalin/Eliès FRA), Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA with their 'PRB' reached the port of destination Salvador de Bahia as 2nd. Only 7 minutes later, 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR crossed the finish line. Meanwhile, 10 of the 27 Open-60s still in the race arrived in Salvador de Bahia. ----- Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA remain on rank 21 with 409nm left. ----- In the Class 40, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA could keep their 55nm lead in the fast dragrace powered by the southern trade winds. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR remains on 2nd, Aymeric Chapellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA on 3rd is already 129nm behind. ----- Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on rank 7 were 255nm back this morning UTC. ----- race tracker, the news and the videos.
Monday, November 11, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 9, the Swiss

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 9, the Swiss 750nm were left for François Jambou FRA, leading in the Protos, this morning UTC. With an advance of 100nm on Axel Tréhin FRA, only an equipment failure in the frequent thunderstorms with gusts of up to 40kn can stop him from winning the Transat 2019. Ambrigio Beccaria ITA in the Series-Minis is also on a good track to victory, as his advantage of 68nm on the 2nd-ranked Nicolas d'Estais FRA was confortable this morning UTC. ----- Mathieu Gobet SUI is now on rank 41 in the closely packed fleet, Andrea Pawlotzki SUI followed on the 48th place. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Monday, November 11, 2019   

Laser - Italia-Cup - Napoli ITA - Final results, the Swiss

 Laser - Italia-Cup - Napoli ITA - Final results, the Swiss The sun was back yesterday after two rainy and windy days in Napoli ITA, and three races were held in moderate winds for all three classes. ----- In the Lasers Standard (38 participants), Marco Gallo ITA defended his lead one point ahead of Gian-Marco Planchestainer ITA. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Matilda Talluri ITA was ranked first ahead of Silvia Zennaro ITA at equal points. Timo Van Roomen SUI finished 49th in the 140 Radials fleet. ----- In the Lasers 4.7, four boats were tied on top with Raffaele Milano ITA ranked on the first place ahead of Beatrice Ini ITA and Domenico Lamante ITA (174 participants). ----- The ranking lists and the news (in Italian).
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, November 10, 2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 14, the Swiss

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 14, the Swiss This morning UTC, Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA crossed the finish line in Salvador de Bahia BRA on their 'Apivia', a brand new Open 60 splashed last August only. 140nm before arrival, the race for rank 2 remains open between Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA 16nm in front of 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR. ----- Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA are on the 21st place with a 665nm backlog. ----- No change in the top ranks of the Class 40 with Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA 47nm ahead of Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA. ----- Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on rank 7 seem to have technical problem as the are half as fast as the rest of the fleet. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - Final results, the Swiss

 GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - Final results, the Swiss 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI, winner in Oman, grasped herewith the 2019 GC-32 Racing Tour title ahead of 'Oman Air' with Adam Monoprio NZL. 'Zoulou' with Erik Maris FRA and 'Oman Air' finished on 2nd and 3rd. ----- The 'Black Star Sailing Team' of Christian Zürrer SUI remained on rank 5. ----- Light winds prevailed initially, freshening during the day. ----- The results, the news and the video of the day.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 8, the Swiss

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 8, the Swiss The overall leader François Jambou FRA extended his lead on Axel Tréhin FRA in the Mini Protos on 102nm. In the Series-Minis fleet, Ambrogio Beccaria ITA clearly keep the lead with a 55nm advance. ----- On a more northern route, Mathieu Gobet SUI now on rank 37 reduced the backlog on 386nm. ----- Fresh trade winds with peaks of up to 35kn are still prevailing, challenging the solo skippers and more and more also the boats reporting equipment failures. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Final - Marseille FRA - Day 1, the Swiss

 Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Final - Marseille FRA - Day 1, the Swiss The final Act of the Laser Mediterranean Championship began in Marseille yesterday with two races. ----- Thimotée Dumont FRA has taken the lead in the Lasers 4.7 with the ranks 1 and 2. Eliot Raison SUI follows on rank 3 among the 33 participants. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Louise Cervera FRA is first in front of Matisse Pacaud FRA and Théo Peyre FRA. Martin Verhulst SUI follows on 5th, Benjamin Dufour SUI is 11th among the 40 participants. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Santiago Sampaio POR won both heats. Beat Heinz SUI follows on rank 6. ----- The results.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

Laser - Italia-Cup - Napoli ITA - Day 2, the Swiss

 Laser - Italia-Cup - Napoli ITA - Day 2, the Swiss Much wind on the opening day of the Laser Italia-Cup in Napoli allowing only the Standards and Radial to race in winds of 18-24kn. Yesterday, the unusual fresh Southwind increased even more and racing was cancelled for the day. ----- Marco Gallo ITA won both races in the Lasers Standard ahead of Gian-Marco Planchestainer ITA. ----- In them Lasers Radial, Matilda Talluri ITA and Silvia Zennaro ITA each finished first in their group. Timo Van Roomen SUI terminated only one race and is on rank 49 among the 145 participants. ----- The results and the daily news (in Italian).
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, November 9, 2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 13, the Swiss

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 13, the Swiss 356nm left for Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA on their 'Apivia' on a good way to win the Transat in the Open 60s, as the advantage on the second-ranked Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA was 231nm this morning UTC. Charlie Enright/Pascal Bidegorry USA/FRA on rank 5 were 281nm behind the leaders. ----- Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA remained on rank 21. ----- The Class 40 reached the Innertropical Convergence Zone. Inspite of slackening winds, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA kept their lead with 53nm. Delahaye FRA/Goodchild GBR and Chappellier/Leboucher FRA remain the first challengers. ----- Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI dropped on rank 5 with a 169nm backlog. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Saturday, November 9, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 7, the Swiss

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 7, the Swiss At half-distance of a very fast leg 2 with average speeds of over 10kn, François Jambou FRA has an 83nm advance on Axel Tréhin FRA in the Protos. The closest opponent of Jambou remains Ambrogio Beccaria ITA as first Series-Mini with a 35nm backlog this morning UTC. Second in the Series is Benjamin Ferré FRA 51nm behind. ----- Andrea Pawlotzki SUI is now 39th (deficit 352nm), Mathieu Gobet SUI follows on rank 47 with a 379nm backlog. ----- The race tracker and the reports (in French, English and Spanish
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, November 8, 2019
Friday, November 8, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 6, the Swiss

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 6, the Swiss During the past 24 hours, François Jambou FRA has been extending his lead in the Protos Minis on Axel Tréhin FRA to 98nm. The first Series Mini of Ambrogio Beccaria ITA, only 30nm behind the overall leader Jambou FRA, has a 57nm advantage on Benjamin Ferré FRA on the 2nd position in the Series. Andrea Pawlotzki SUI on rank 38 (backlog 347nm) is sailing in the closely packed midfleet. Mathieu Gobet SUI dropped on rank 46 with 368nm deficit. ----- Sailing at average speeds above 10kn, the Minis made good progress in the well-established trade winds. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Friday, November 8, 2019   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - Day 2, the Swiss

Yesterday, 'Zoulou' with Gourvan Bontemps FRA steering was the team of the day in the fresher breeze allowing full foiling, reducing the backlog on the still leading 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI to one point. The Swiss won two race but had to accept a penalty after a collision with 'Oman Air'. The 'Black Star Sailing Team' of Christian Zürrer SUI remained on rank 5. ----- In the duel for the 2019 Annual GC32 Racing Tour title, 'Alinghi' has a 13 point advantage on 'Oman Air'. ----- The sailing conditions were quite challenging for the fast catamarans, as the fresher wind was accompanied by a considerable swell. ----- The results, the news and the video of the day.
Friday, November 8, 2019   

Finn - Wilke-Cup 2019 - Oliver Wirz TYC winner of the annual championship

 Finn - Wilke-Cup 2019 - Oliver Wirz TYC winner of the annual championship With the Gingerbread Regatta on Lake Thoune over the past weekend, the 2019 season of the Finn Class was concluded. Six Swiss Regattas were considered in the Wilke-Cup, the Annual Championship of the Class, with 64 Finn sailors on the final ranking list. Oliver Wirz TYC is the overall winner ahead of Christoph Christen YCB and Michael Beyeler TYC. ----- The ranking list and the news.
Friday, November 8, 2019   

Yngling - Annual Championship 2019 - Thomas Beck TYC winner

 Yngling - Annual Championship 2019 - Thomas Beck TYC winner Close outcome in the Swiss Yngling Cup 2019 with Thomas Beck/Stephan Speiser/Michael Schoedon TYC as winners after six events, just one point ahead of Christoph Bichsel/Markus Jakob RCO. These two teams were separated by one point at the Swiss Championship on lake Thoune, but this time in reverse order. Jürg Wenger/Dominik Auer/Peter Kupferschmied TYC follow on rank 3. 31 teams are on the final ranking list. The communique.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, November 7, 2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 11, the Swiss

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 11, the Swiss After 11 days underway, the race of the three Multi-50 seems decided, as after the crossing of the Equator, the leading Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA had a 225nm advantage with 430 (roughly 24 hours) left to Bahia BRA. ----- The outcome in the Open 60 seems also more and more clear, as during the past night, Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA touched the southern trade winds as first. 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR were 107nm back this morning UTC and trailing with speeds around 6kn. The rest of the fleet is closing up in the unconstant winds of the innertropical convergence zone. Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA still on rank 20 are now 270nm behind. ----- In the Class 40, Ian Lipinski/Adrien Hardy FRA extended their lead on 79nm and will reach the Doldrums before noon today UTC. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA remain the first persuers. ----- Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI as 4th with a 216nm backlog lost again miles with a repair slow-down after a near-dismasting. Their report. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Thursday, November 7, 2019   

GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - Day 1, the Swiss

After 4 of the scheduled races, 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI is clearly in the lead with three bullets ahead of 'Oman Air' with Adam Monoprio NZL. The 'Black Star Racing Team' of Christian Zürrer SUI had a good start, finishing three-times on 3rd occupying rank 5 overall. ----- Light winds prevailed on the first day of the GC32 Racing Tour Final in Oman, not always allowing foiling. ----- The ranking lists and the daily news.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Wednesday, November 6, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 10, the Swiss

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 10, the Swiss During the past nighgt UTC, Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA were the first to cross the Equator with their Multi 50. With 929nm left, they are 158nm in front and seem to be on a solid track for the line honours. ----- The Open 60 are struggling with the unconstant weather in the Doldrums, and the previously clear leader 'Charal' of Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR, the most western boat, even stalled yesterday, giving way for Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA. The leading duo was separated by 5nm only this morning UTC. Charlie Enright USA/Pascal Bidégorry FRA follow with a 73nm deficit. ----- Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA, still on rank 20, reduced their backlog on 339nm. ----- A new 24 hour record was established in the Class 40, where the leading Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA crossed over 400nm, extending their advantage on 75nm. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA remain on the ranks 2 and 3. With a backlog of 100nm on rank 3, Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on the 4th position are still well placed. ----- The race tracker, the daily news and the videos.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 4, Mathieu Gobet SUI

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 4, Mathieu Gobet SUI The 82 Minis are chasing direction Martinique in fresh trade winds exceeding 20kn, perfect conditions for a fast race. With 291,47nm in 24hrs (= 12,kn average), Florian Quenot FRA estalished a new record for the Mini Class yesterday. ----- Astonishing the performance of Ambrogio Beccaria ITA on a brand-new scow-type Series Mini, not only clearly leading in his class, but even on the 2nd position overall only 11nm behind the Protos leader François Jambou FRA. ----- Mathieu Gobet SUI remained on rank 24 with a 176nm backlog. ----- Propelled by the trade winds, the fast ride to the Caribbeans will persist for at least another 12 days ...... a stress test for the solo skippers and the boats ! ----- The race tracker, the daily news and the event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, November 4, 2019
Monday, November 4, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Las Palmas ESP - Day 2, the Swiss

The start to the second leg of the Mini-Transat was given last Saturday on the Canary Islands for the 84 solo-skippers still in the race across the Atlantic to Martinique FRA in the Caribbeans. ----- Ambrogio Beccaria ITA, winner of leg one, leads the Series Minis with a 13nm advantage on Benjamin Ferré FRA. Matthieu Gobet SUI is on rank 22 with a 72nm backlog. ----- With Tanguy Bouroullec FRA, François Jambou FRA and Axel Tréhin FRA, the dominators of leg one are ahead also now, with the Foiler Minis in advantage in the rear trade winds. ----- The race tracker and the daily news.
Monday, November 4, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 8, the Swiss

Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA extended their lead in the Multi 50s on over 160nm. ----- Also in the Open 60s, the leading 'Charal' of Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR increased the advantage on the persuers with Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA on 2nd now more than 50nm behind. Charlie Enright USA/Pascal Bidégorry FRA advanced on rank 3. Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA follow on rank 20 with a 517nm backlog. Race over for Alex Thomson/Neal McDonald GBR with a damaged keel suspension after collision with flotsam. ----- In the Class 40, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA extended the lead on 27nm. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA are the first challengers. Still well positioned are Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on rank 4 with a 51nm deficit. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Monday, November 4, 2019   

Optimist - Halloween Cup - Torbole ITA - Final results, the Swiss

The Optimist Halloween-Cup on Lake Garda was concluded yesterday in rain and a light wind with final race, promoting Riccardo Honold GER on rank one of the Juniores ahead of Levente Borda HUN 2nd with the same number of pointsw. Tim Krause GER followed on rank 3. ----- The best Swiss Boris Hirsch SUI finished 20th among the 464 participants. ----- In the younger Cadetti, Giovanni Bedoni ITA defended the first place one point ahead of Sofia Bommartini ITA 2. Victor Lööf NOR advanced on rank 3. ----- Edward Hirsch SUI finished 10th in the 114 boat fleet. ----- The ranking lists and the event facebook page with reports and videos.
Monday, November 4, 2019   

Optimist - International Kidibul Cup - Cap d'Agde FRA - Final resultsInternational Kidibul Cup - Cap d'Agde FRA - Final result, the Swiss

Another big Optimist Event was held on the Mediterranean Sea at the Kidibul-Cup in Cap d'Agde FRA with 262 Minimes and 82 Benjamins from 7 nations sailing. ----- Winner after 7 races was Zou Schemmel FRA one point ahead of Stach Vleeshowers SUI. On rank 3 followed Come Vic-Molinero FRA. Samuel Berther SUI on rank 4 missed the podium by 4 points. ----- The ranking list Minimes. ----- Oscar Beuvry FRA won in the younger Benjamins (U12) ahead of Marin Rossignol FRA and Zoë Becquemie FRA. Justine Barbarin SUI finished 6th (with a race win) as 2nd-best Girl. ----- The ranking list Benjamins. ----- The results and the event facebook page.
Monday, November 4, 2019   

29er, 420, Finn, J/70 - Lebkuchen-Regatta II - RC Oberhofen

 29er, 420, Finn, J/70 - Lebkuchen-Regatta II - RC Oberhofen Only one race was sailed yesterday at the Ginger Bread Regatta on Lake Thoune. Tom Studer CVN and his team defended rank 1 in the J/70 ahead of Stefan Seger RCO one point behind. In the Finns, Carlo Lazzari TYC won the second race as well and finished clear first ahead of Thomas Bangerter CVG and Simon Bovay MY. No change on top of the 29ers with Lynn Huber/Laurent Stadler RCO on rank 1, and the 420s with Anna und Paula Wollkopf YCZ on first. All ranking lists.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, November 3, 2019
Sunday, November 3, 2019   

Laser Standard & Radial - U21 World Championship 2019 - Split CRO - Final results, the Swiss

The Laser U21 World Championships in Split CRE were successfully concluded yesterday with three races per Class. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Wiktoria Golebiowska POL grasped the title with an 11 point advantage on Valeria Lomatchenko RUS. Maria Kislukhina RUS moved up on rank 3. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Juan-Pablo Cardozo ARG finished on top just one point in front of Clemente Seguel CHI. Bronze went to Vishnu Saravanan IND. The best European Ygit Yalcin TUR is on rank 5. ----- Nicolas Rolaz SUI advanced on rank 14 on the final day. Gauthier Verhulst SUI follows as 53rd and Jacopo Scornaienghi SUI is 80th among the 144 participants. ----- After an almost windless week with only two races, both fleet completed three heats yesterday in a good breeze allowing to validate the Championship with a discard result. ----- The ranking lists, the final report and the event facebook page.
Sunday, November 3, 2019   

Optimist - Halloween Cup - Torbole ITA - Day 2, the Swiss

No wind on the second day of the Halloween-Cup on Lake Garda The top-ranked after the three races of the opening day are Giovanni Bedoni ITA in the Cadetti (U12), and Levente Borda HUN in the big Juniores fleet (U15). Boris Hirsch SUI follows on rank 14. ----- The ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Sunday, November 3, 2019   

29er, 420, Finn, J/70 - Lebkuchen-Regatta II - RC Oberhofen - Day 1

 29er, 420, Finn, J/70 - Lebkuchen-Regatta II - RC Oberhofen - Day 1 The Dinghies sailed one, the J/70 two races yesterday during the second part of the traditional Lebkuchen Regatta on Lake Thoune. ----- With 35 starters, the Finns are again underway with an impressive fleet. Carlo Lazzari TYC finished first ahead of homas Bangerter CVG and Christoph Burger TYC. ----- Tom Studer CVN and his team took the lead in the J/70s ahead of Stefan Seger RCO and Lorenz Kausche BT. ----- In the 29ers, Lynn Huber/Laurent Stadler RCO are on first, in the 420s, Anna and Paula Wollkopf YCZ finished first in the race of the day. ----- All ranking lists.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, November 2, 2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 6, the Swiss

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 6, the Swiss After 6 race days, the three Multi-50-Trimarans closely together have already passed the Canaray Islands with Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA new in the lead. ----- In the Open 60s, it becomes evident, that the teams opting for the westward split are the loosers, as the leading group in the South reached the trade winds and the foilers are progressing now at speeds around 20kn, while the boats in the West are still struggling with light winds. ----- 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR are on the first position and have already passed the Canaries. Charlie Dalin/Kevin Escoffier FRA on 2nd were 36nm behind this morning UTC. ----- The co-favorites Alex Thomson/Neal McDonald GBR having gone West are only 16th with a 313nm backlog. Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA also in the West are 19th with a 385nm deficit. ----- The Class 40 fleet sailing North of Madeira is forced to sail upwind. Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA are the new leaders 8nm ahead of Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA. Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI as 7th are 23nm back. ----- The race tracker, the news and the onboard videos.
Saturday, November 2, 2019   

Laser Standard & Radial - U21 World Championship 2019 - Split CRO - Day 5, the Swiss

 Laser Standard & Radial - U21 World Championship 2019 - Split CRO - Day 5, the Swiss Very light winds again at the Laser U21 Worlds in split and only the Radials and the Blue Group of the Standards could sail a race early in the morning. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Karla Savar CRO is now one point ahead of Wiktoria Golebiowska POL. Valeria Lomatschenko RUS on 3rd is already 8 points behind. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Pere Ponseti ESP is one point in front of Vishnu Saravanan IND. Paul Morvan FRA follows another point behind. ----- Nicolas Rolaz SUI on 33rd is the best Swiss in the 143 boat fleet. ----- Today is the final day of the Championship and two more races are mandatory to validate the Championship, and with the discard coming into effect after four races, major position changes might be expected. ----- The wind forecast seems to be promising. ----- The ranking lists, the daily news and the event facebook page
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, November 1, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 5, the Swiss

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 5, the Swiss Racing down South, numerous position changes happened yesterday in the variable wind conditions on the Atlantic Ocea, even with a leader change in the Multi-50s, where Sébastien Rogues/Matthieu Souben FRA are new on position one. The three Trimarans have now reached the trade winds North of the Canary Islands. ----- The Open 60s are spread even more. The most westerly boats veered South only yesterday just before the Acores, and are now waiting for the frontal system with strong west winds hoping for a fast ride to the Equator. Their backlog on the leading group having taken the traditional route is over 300nm with Boris Herrmann GER/Will Harris GBR and Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA on the ranks 18 and 19. The co-favorites Alex Thompson/Neal McDonald GBR on rank 22 were 316nm behind this morning UTC. ----- Sailing along the Coast of Morocco, 'Apivia' with Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA is still in the overall lead 6nm ahead of 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR. Clarisse Cremer/Armel Le Cléac'h FRA as 3rd on their 'Banque Populaire' are already 50nm behind the leading duo. ----- In der Class 40, Louis Duc/Aurélien Ducroz FRA and Kito De Pavant/Achille Nébout FRA are sailing neck and neck along the Portuguese Coast. Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on rank 10 had a 71nm deficit this morning. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Friday, November 1, 2019   

Laser Standard & Radial - U21 World Championship 2019 - Split CRO - Day 4, the Swiss

 Laser Standard & Radial - U21 World Championship 2019 - Split CRO - Day 4, the Swiss Very light winds in Split CRO at the Laser U21 Worlds again and only one race for the Radial women and one group of the Standards could be completed. ----- Wiktoria Golebiowska POL was the winner in the Radials ahead of Kim Pletikos SLO and Laura Schewe GER. Rosine Baudet SUI is apparently not competing. The women ranking list. ----- Only group yellow of the men finished a race, and there is no consolidated ranking list available. Winner of the day was Maor Ben Harosh ISR. Arthit Romanyk THA and Vishnu Saravanan IND followed on the rank 2 and 3. ----- The only Swiss racing, Nicolas Rolaz SUI, terminated the race on rank 17 and remains in the first half of the fleet. The men ranking list. ----- The daily news, the event facebook page and all ranking lists
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 2, the Swiss

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 2, the Swiss Opting for the preferred western route, the Open 60 favorite 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR rushed on rank one at speeds exceeding 20kn, but the persuers are not far behind. Samantha Davies GBR/Paul Meihlat FRA on rank 2 were 5nm back this morning UTC, closely followed by Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA and Charlie Enright USA/Pascal Bidégorry FRA neck and neck. Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA are sailing midfleet on rank 16 with a 60nm backlog. ----- An unexpected incident changed the situation on top of the Class 40, as the leading Luke Berry GBR/Tanguy Le Turquois FRA lost the mast in moderate wind conditions. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR inherited the first place with Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA not far back. Louis Duc/Aurélien Ducroz FRA on rank 3 are already 16nm behind. Valentin Gautier/Simon Koster SUI remain on the excellent 5th place with 22nm backlog. To be noted, that the strength of their round-bow scow-type boat will be evident in rear-wind and reaching conditions. At present, the fleet is sailing upwind across the Bay of Biscay. ----- The three Multi-50-Trimarans have passed Cape Finisterre with Thibault Vauchel-Camus/Fréderic Duthil FRA already 50nm ahead. ----- The race tracker, the news (in English, French and Portugese) and the onboard videos.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, October 28, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Le Havre FRA - Day 1, the Swiss

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Le Havre FRA - Day 1, the Swiss The start to the Transat Jacques Vabre was given yesterday in Le Havre, and in light winds, Damien Séguin/Yoann Richomme FRA were in front of the 30 Open 60s this morning UTC 1,8nm ahead of Nicolas Troussel/Jean Le Cam FRA. The favorite 'Charal' of Jérémy Beyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR advanced on rank 3. Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA had a rather slow start sailing on rank 18 with a backlog of 28nm. ----- In the Class 40, Luke Berry GBR/Tanguy Le Turquais FRA are on first 1,8nm in front of Fabien Delhaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR. Valentin Gautier/Simon Koster SUI are on the excellent 5th place with a 2,3nm deficit. ----- Today, the fleet will cross the Bay of Biscay in a 20k wind. ----- The race tracker, the news and the video of the start.
Monday, October 28, 2019   

Melges 32 - World Championship 2019 - Valencia ESP - Final results, the Swiss

 Melges 32 - World Championship 2019 - Valencia ESP - Final results, the Swiss Christian Schwoerer GER (tactics Nic Asher GBR) defended his lead in the last race sailed in light winds in Valencia yesterday, grasping the Melges 32 World Champion title ahead of Carlo Alberini ITA and Lasse Pettersson NOR. Carlo Babini/Benjamin Flückiger SUI remained on rank 15. ----- The ranking list and the event facebook page with photos and videos.
Monday, October 28, 2019   

Optimist, Laser 4.7 & Radial, Yachten - Sainte-Céleste - BT La Neuveville

 Optimist, Laser 4.7 & Radial, Yachten - Sainte-Céleste - BT La Neuveville Good wind conditions prevailed on Lake Bienne yesterday allowing all classes to complete 3 races at the Sainte-Céleste regatta. ----- The winners were Léonie Andrey BT in the Optimists ahead of her brother Damien Andrey BT, and in the Yacht with SRS-rankings Jean-Louis Frei BT on a Flying Forty. The Lasers were present with only one boat per class. ----- The ranking lists.
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