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Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, December 9, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017   (Image © Andrea Lelli)

420, 470 - Winter Regatta - Imperia ITA - Day 1, the Swiss

 420, 470 - Winter Regatta - Imperia ITA - Day 1, the Swiss The first races of the 420/470 Imperia Winter Regatta were sailed yesterday in a fresh 20kn wind. After two races in each fleet, favorites finished the day on top of the rankings.
In the 470 Men, Kevin Peponnet/Jérémy Mion FRA took the lead with the ranks 1 and 3. Deniz Cinar/Ates Cinar TUR followed on rank 2 with a 5 points' backlog. Jordi Xammar/Nicholas Rodriguez ESP were 3rd. The best of the three Swiss team with David Biedermann/Jann Schüpbach SUI is on the 10th place among the 33 teams. The 470 Men ranking list.
Shared is the lead in the 470 Women with Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED and Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA both with the ranks 1 and 2. Fabienne Oster/Anastasyia Winkel GER are on the 3rd rank. The 470 Women ranking list.
Apparently, the 420 were not yet active, as no results are available on the event website. See also the event facebook page.
Saturday, December 9, 2017   

Optimist, Laser, 420, Snipe - Trofeo Ciutat de Palma - Palma ESP - Day 1, the Swiss

 Optimist, Laser, 420, Snipe - Trofeo Ciutat de Palma - Palma ESP - Day 1, the Swiss With three races, sailed in a 15kn breeze, the 2017 Trofeo Ciutat de Palma began yesterday on Palma Bay. With the ranks 2/1/1, the Optimist World Champion Maria Perello ESP is clearly on top ahead of Pau Mesquida ESP and Malthe Ebtruph DEN on the ranks 2 and 3. Maxime Thommen SUI had a good first day with the ranks 9/1/2 and occupies the 5th place among the 277 participants.
The Optimist ranking list.
In alle other classes, the fleets are all-Spanish. Here the other results and the short report .
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, December 8, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017   

Optimist, 420, 470, Laser - high season on the Mediterranean, the Swiss

 Optimist, 420, 470, Laser - high season on the Mediterranean, the Swiss Over the coming St-Nicolaus weekend, a number of youth class regattas take place on the Mediterranean Sea, and everywhere, Swiss sailors will participate.
On Mallorca, Optimists, Lasers and 420s sail the Trofeo Ciutat de Palma. The Optimists are the only international fleet with 277 participants from 12 nations among them the world-championship-experienced Maxime Thommen SUI. The event website.
The 420s and 470s will start at the traditional Winter Regatta of Imperia. A competitive fleet is on the 470 entry list with Fock/Dackammer SWE, Winkel/Cipra GER, Peponnet/Mion FRA in the Men and Zegers/Van Veen NED, Lefort/Granier FRA or Paternoster/Caruso ITA in the Women. Switzerland is represented in the 470 Men with 3 boats. The Imperia event website.
In Pula CRO on the Istria Peninsula, 470s, Lasers and Optimist held the St-Nicholas Regatta. The event website.
All three events begin today. .
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017   

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - St.Lucia - Day 12, the Swiss

 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - St.Lucia - Day 12, the Swiss Except two latecomers, the ARC fleet on the long course around the Cape Verdes has safely reached St-Lucia. As best Swiss, Lukas Erni SUI and his family team arrived on rank 45.
Winner of the direct traditional ARC was the catamaran 'Guyader Gastronomie' of Christophe Guyader FRA finishing the race on Sunday. 'Saudade' with Christof Petter AUT with his catamaran followed 6 hours later. Up to now, 7 boats have reached the port of destination. The best-ranked Swiss boat underway is still 'Knotty Girl' of Roberto Gradnik SUI.
The race tracker and the news.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, December 4, 2017
Monday, December 4, 2017   

Yardstick - Die Eiserne - Constance GER

 Yardstick - Die Eiserne - Constance GER With cold temperatures and a 20kn plus wind, the 'Eiserne' (iron-like, or sometimes ice-like) Regatta lived up to its name. Only two third of the 200 teams on the entry list finished the race.
On the long course, the catamarans dominated. Oliver Kaderli SUI with his Nacra17 took the line honours after 24min and his fast time was good enough for the win in calculated yardstick time. On rank 2 followed Gerd Schmitzer GER on a F18-Cat. 63 of the 96 registered boats teminated the race.
On the short course, Jörn Thöne GER with his Seggerling finished first in real and calculated time. Peter Nietsch GER on a Laser Radial and Jochen Paust GER on a Sprinter 32 completed the podium. 97 of the 130 registered boats reached the finish line.
The ranking lists by Classes and the event website with all details.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, December 3, 2017
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, December 2, 2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017   

Kiteboarding - Youth Slalom World Championship 2017 - Barra Grande BRA - Final results

 Kiteboarding - Youth Slalom World Championship 2017 - Barra Grande BRA - Final results The 2017 Kiteboarding Slalom Youth World Championship in Brazil, qualification event for the 2018 Youth Olympics, was concluded yesterday with two races.
Cameron Maramenides USA successfully defended is first place in the Boys' category winning Gold ahead of Manoel Dos Santos BRA on rank 2. In the French duel for Bronze, Victor Bachichet FRA moved up on rank 3 yesterday. Maxime Chabloz SUI descended on rank 23, but as 9th nation, he has still an option to qualify for a 2018 Olympic nations' berth.
Winner in the Girls' category was Sofia Tommasoni ITA 6 points ahead of Lola Ulrich FRA. Bronze went to Nina Font ESP. The event website with ranking lists.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, December 1, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017   

Kiteboarding - Slalom Youth World Championbship 2017 - Barra Grande BRA - Day 4, Maxime Chabloz SUI

 Kiteboarding - Slalom Youth World Championbship 2017 - Barra Grande BRA - Day 4, Maxime Chabloz SUI The Kiteboarder Slalom Youth World Championship is currently on in current in Brazil, counting as a qualification event for the Youth Olympics 2018. Up to now, 9 runs were completed and Cameron Maramenides USA leads ahead of Manuel Dos Santos BRA. Benoît Gomes FRA follows on rank 3. Maxime Chabloz SUI is 17th among the 33 participants from 9 nations. In the Girls' fleet, Sofia Tomasoni ITA is first ahead of Lola Ulrich FRA.
The event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, November 30, 2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017   

Support Sailing News !!!

 Support Sailing News !!! Our accounts for 2017 are unfortunately still in the red and the outlook for 2018 is not yet satifactory. We are therefore highly grateful for the support not only from advertisers who are thankfully the backbone of our activity, but also from donators helping to keep these pages alive. Our Fundraising Campaign is ongoing.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017   

IRC - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - St-Lucia - Day 9, the Swiss

 IRC - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - St-Lucia - Day 9, the Swiss The first fleet of the ARC underway for over two weeks now with a race course around the Cape Verdes is now approaching the Caribbeans. The Australian sloop 'Altair' of Clinton Bolton AUS arrived yesterday in St-Lucia with a big advantage on the rest of the fleet. The best-placed of the 4 Swiss boats, 'O'Deline' of Adrian Iten is on rank 45, Lukas Erni SUI follow with his 'Bajka' on rank 49 among the 69 teams.
In the 'normal' Atlantic Rally' leading from Las Palmas directly to St-Lucia, the two catamarans 'Sausade' of Christoph Petter AUT and 10nm behind 'Guyader Gastronomie' of Christophe Guyader FRA are ahead. 'Knotty Girl' with Roberto Gradnik SUI is on the good 14th position and leads in the Cruising-D-classification.
The race tracker and the news.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, November 26, 2017
Sunday, November 26, 2017   

IRC - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Las Palmas ESP - Day 7, the Swiss

 IRC - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Las Palmas ESP - Day 7, the Swiss The about 200 teams of the Atlantic Rally split in two fleets, have been underway for quite some days now.
The first fleet, having left the Canaries 14 days ago, rounded the Cape Verdes before heading for St-Lucia and is now already approaching the Caribbeans. 'Altair' of Clinton Bolton AUS is far ahead and will reach the finish line this morning as winner. 500nm behind follows the second-ranked 'Quiviana Primero', the Bénéteau 50 of Javier Bereincua ESP. The best among the four Swiss boats is Adrian Iten SUI on rank 44.
The leaders of the second fleet, that left Las Palmas/Gran Canaria a week ago, sailing directly to St-Lucia, is about half-way over the Atlantic. The two multihulls 'Guyader Gastronomie' with Christian Guyader FRA and 'Saudade' of Christof Petter AUT are in the lead. As best Swiss team, Robert Gradnik SUI with his 'Knotty Girl' is on the 22nd place.
The race tracker and the news.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, November 24, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017   

Class 40 - Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 - Bahia BRA - Day 20, Justine Mettraux SUI

 Class 40 - Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 - Bahia BRA - Day 20, Justine Mettraux SUI Yesterday by noon, Justine Mettraux SUI/Bertrand Delesne FRA arrived at the finish of the Transat JV in Bahia as 4th of the Class 40 with a backlog of 14hrs. The news. Five boats are still in the race for at least two days.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Friday, November 24, 2017   

Class 40 - Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 - Bahia BRA - Day 20

 Class 40 - Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 - Bahia BRA - Day 20 Yesterday by noon, Justine Mettraux SUI/Bertrand Delesne FRA arrived at the finish of the Transat JV in Bahia as 4th of the Class 40 with a backlog of 14hrs. The news. Five boats are still in the race for at least two days.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, November 23, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50, Ultime - Transat Jacques Vabre - Le Havre FRA - Day 17, Justine Mettraux SUI

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50, Ultime - Transat Jacques Vabre - Le Havre FRA - Day 17, Justine Mettraux SUI In a close duel in the last miles before the arrival in Bahia, Maxime Sorel/Antoine Carpentier FRA succeeded to pass the leading Aymeric Chappellier/Arthur Le Vaillant FRA and to finish first 17min ahead in the Class 40, and this after 17 days at sea. Bad luck for Chappelier/Le Vaillant FRA, as they were caught by a fisherman's net close to the finish line. This morning, the 3rd-ranked Phil Sharp GBR/Pablo Santurde ESP arrived in Bahia. 'Teamwork' with Justine Mettraux/Bertrand Delesne FRA will finish the race by noon on the 4th place. Here a summary of the Class-40 race with 14 leader changes in 17 days ! Seven Class-40 teams are still underway, the last one with an expected arrival in one week.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day: The two Ultime-Trimarans are too big to be transported back to France by Cargo. Both - 'Edmond de Rothschild' as well as 'Sodebo' - departed yesterday in Bahia to an inofficial duel back home.
Thursday, November 23, 2017   

News from TopVoiles - Exklusive agent for Trilam sail cloth

 News from TopVoiles - Exklusive agent for Trilam sail cloth After a close cooperation with the manufacturer CLM for many years, TopVoiles succeeded to close an exclusive contract for the sale of Trilam-Mebrane in Switzerland. This technology is best suited for yachts from 20 to 45 foot. Years of research and tests are behind before this unique and superior technology has been available for the markets.
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