After a first day without wind, a steady Northwind filled in on Lake Garda yesterday. After four races, Luca Domenici ITA (with Diego Negri ITA) has taken the lead ahead of Federico Leproux ITA and Federico Strocchi ITA. As best of the three Swiss follows Sebastiano Baranzini SUI on rank 13 among the 31 teams. ----- The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, September 27, 2020
The International Italian A-Cat Championship began yesterday on Lake Garda with three races. Bob Baier GER and Rainer Bohrer GER have taken the lead ahead of Roeland Wentholt NED. Sergio Vela SUI is on the remarkable 5th place in the good-quality 37-boat fleet from 7 nations. ----- The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, September 26, 2020
The fourth Laser Europacup event 2020 was started yesterday in Warnemünde GER with three races by class. ----- In the Lasers 4.7 (28 participants/2 nations), Batbold Gruner GER has taken the lead with 3 race wins. Laura Tornow GER and Louise Dölves GER are the first pursuers. ----- The largest fleet, the Lasers Radial (58 participants/7 nations) have Hannah Anderssohn GER on top ahead of Pia Kuhlmann GER and Theresa Wierschien GER. Maxime Thommen SUI follows on rank 14 as 2nd-best U17-sailor. ----- In the small Laser Standard fleet, Gerardo Benitez MEX is on the first position. ----- The event website with all ranking lists and the event Facebook page.
Good Westwind conditions prevailed at the Super League Final on Lake Bienne yesterday, allowing to complete six round. ----- The duel on top is in full swing with the SV Kreuzlingen of Tom Rüegge winning 3 races, as did the RC Oberhofen with Stefan Seger, still one point behind in the overall rankings. On the 3rd place follows the SC Cham with Philipp Erni. ----- The leaderboard and the event Facebook page with photos and videos. ----- For today, even fresher winds have been announced, and a spectacular and sporty Final is guaranteed!
Round one of the J/70 Italia Cup was scheduled to begin yesterday, but for once, Lake Garda remained without wind. 25 teams from 7 nations, among them the former Melges 24 World Champion Andrea Rachelli ITA, are on the entry list. The Swiss participants are Tom Studer CVN and Timon Kausche BT. ----- The event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, September 25, 2020
In the latest issue of "follow me - Information from the Executive Board", Martin Vogler, president of Swiss Sailing, and Olivier Baudet, vice-president, announce their resignation from the Board. Eight (!) weeks before the elections, a new president is urgently needed, who according to the agreed rotation between the Swiss language regions should come from the French or Italian speaking part of Switzerland. During his three-year mandate, Martin Vogler was unable to set a clear course or stop the decline of the association. The number of members decreased by more than 30%. "follow me" (September 24) has not yet been published on the Swiss Sailing-Website.
After a 4-month break due to the Corona lockdown, the sailing season 2020 has been back in full swing since August. Fortunately, as the number of daily readers of our news is up again on almost the pre-Corona days' figures, tendency increasing. Now, three sailing key events are ahead: The Solo Round-the-World Vendée Globe, the America's Cup, and the Olympic Games. ----- As by far the most-read sailing medium in Switzerland, and also popular in many other countries, sailing-news remains the ideal platform to promote nautical products, services, and events. Book your advertisements today! ----- We barely succeeded to save our news during the Corona crisis ..... at least content-wise. Financially, all austerity measures have been exhausted, and whether we can stick it out will be decided by the of the year. ----- We badly need your voluntary subscription contribution and donations of all kind. Thank you very much in advance.
The Final of the Swiss Sailing Super League, the race for the Swiss Club Champion's title, will begin today on Lake Bienne. An exciting competition is ahead as the defending Champion SV Kreuzlingen with Tom Rüegge and the challenging RC Oberhofen with Stefan Seger are tied on top of the interim's rankings. The SN Geneva on rank 3 is already 11 points behind. ----- The preview. ----- With the depression over Europe, good Westwind conditions may be expected. Racing can be followed over GPS tracking.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Last Sunday, the 7th edition of the 'Bastong da Brissag', organized by the Regataclub Lago Maggiore RCLM, took place with 19 boats on the entry list. Bruno Caratsch YCAs on an Esse 850 was the winner ahead of Giulio Tallachini LN Varese on his Melges 24, and Peter Frey YCLo on a J/70 with Flavio Favini ITA steering. Two races were completed in perfect winds. ----- The ranking list (PDF).
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, September 22, 2020
The Tempest Class sailed its first 2020 Eurocup races on Lake Garda over the past weekend. ----- Winning 6 of the 7 heat, the dominating winners were Markus Wieser/Thomas Auracher GER ahead of Wende/Reichert GER and Spranger/Kopp GER. Mario Suter/Andreas Hochuli SUI followed on erank 5 among the 18 teams from 4 nations. ----- The results.
With another two race wins, Axel Grandjean/Marie Mazuay CVVT made everything clear yesterday, grasping the Champion's title in the Nacra 15 youth catamarans. Alexander de Weck/Tibor Devaud SNG and Alexis Pariat/Charlotte Rauch CNM completed the podium on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- 22 teams participated. ----- The ranking lists.
Over the past weekend, three races by Class were held at the Neuchâtel Act of the Lake Jura Annual Youth Championship. ----- In the Optimists, Simon Mille CVE won all 3 races. Ikke Huber RCO and Arnaud Leimgruber CVVT completed the podium. ----- In the Lasers 4.7, Nelly Widmer YCB finished first in front of Lucille Andrey BT.
Good attendance at the Surprise and Grand Surprise Criterium in Geneva with five races sailing over the past weekend. ----- With three bullets, Bertrand Borter CVV finished first in the Grand Surprise ahead of Pascal Cattaneo SNG. ----- The victory in the Surprise went to Frank Reinhard CNM and his team. Daniel Bouwmeester BYC and Emanuel Müller YCB completed the podium. The ranking lists.
Last Wednesday, the first of the two-part Régates des Pirates was sailed in Lutry/Lake Geneva. Nicolas Jaton CNLy on a 6mR was the winner ahead of François Bopp CNP with his X-35. 17 teams participated. ----- The ranking list. ----- Tomorrow Wednesday, the second part of the regatta will be held.
19 teams participated in the Hagneck Race, held on Saturday in a light Northeasterly. On Sunday, 7 boats were present at the Triangulaire Regatta. ----- François Stalder BT with his Dolphin 81 finished first in calculated time in both events. ----- The Hagneck results and the rankings of the Triangulaire. ----- The news
Only one race could be held at the "Tre Coppe" on Lake Lugano on the past weekend. Winner in calculated time was Giacomo Poretti CVLL with his Surprise ahead of the Dragon of Ivano Ghirlanda CVLL. 12 teams participated. ----- The ranking list.
At the Autumn Regatta, jointly organized by the SC Pfaeffikon and the SC Oberer Zürichsee, three races could be completed on the Upper Lake Zurich. ----- The winners in calculated Yardstick time were in centerboard dinghies Leandro Fuchs SCPf with his Laser 4.7 and in the keelboats Sandro Koster SCoZ with his Surprise.
Sailing Switzerland – Monday, September 21, 2020
Winning one of the two races on the final day of the Olympic Classes Italian National Championship, Charlie Buckingham USA grasped the title in the Lasers Standard one point ahead of Robert Scheidt BRA. Juan Maegli GUA finished 3rd. Behind Alessio Spadoni ITA, Eliott Merceron SUI finished an excellent 5th. Nicolas Rolaz SUI as 13th, Gautier Verhulst SUI on 16th, and Jacopo Scornaienghi SUI as 23rd completed the good Swiss performance. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Annelise Murphy IRL was the winner in front of Silvia Zennaro ITA and Line-Flem Höst NOR. ----- Winning 5 of the 7 races, Federico Colannino ITA dominated the Finns. ------ Stellar performance also by Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion FRA in the 470s ahead of Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabrio ITA as runner-ups. On rank 3 followed Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER. Maria Bozi/Raffailina Klonaridou GRE on the 5th place were the best female team. Yves Mermod/Cyril Schüpbach SUI defended rank 10, just ahead of Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI up on rank 11 and 5th female team. ----- The RS:X windsurfers and the Nacra-17 catamarans were not present in Follonica at the Italian Tuscany Adriatic Sea Coast. However, the future Olympic iQFoil-Windsurfer as well as the Kiteboarders participated. ----- All ranking lists and the event Facebook page.
Carlo De Paoli ITA defended the first position in the Moths with a 5 points advantage on the tied trio Eddie Briddle GBR, Fabio Fumagalli ITA and Diego Botin ESP. Fabrice Rigot SUI moved up on rank 7 overall. Philippe Schiller SUI finished 25th among the 48 participants. ----- Richard Schultheis MLT remained on top of the WASZPs on the final day of the event. Emanuele Savoini ITA and Francesco Bertone ITA completed the podium. Victoria Schultheis MLT on rank 5 was the best woman. Nicholas Duchoud SUI finished the event on rank 15. -----The ranking lists. ----- The Lake Garda Foiling Week, an event not only with races but also daily Seminars on the latest foiling developments, was concluded yesterday. Check out the event Facebook page with video of all Seminars.
Very light conditions prevailed yesterday at the Nacra-15 Swiss Championship on Lake Geneva and only one race could be held with Elouan Gäumann/Noemi Fehlmann CNM as winners, moving up on rank 7. Leading in the overall rankings are still Axel Grandjean/Marie Mazuay CVVT in spite of a 6th day rank. Alexandre de Weck/Tibor Devaud SNG follow on rank 2 with a 2 point backlog. ----- The ranking list.
Winning the only race of the day - the wind was hardly present - the Olympic hopefuls Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart/Sébastien Schneiter/Martin Verhulst CNP grasped the J/70 Champion's title. Tied on rank 2 followed Tom Studer CVN and his team. David Biedermann BT completed the podium. ----- 21 teams from Switzerland and France participated. ----- The results.
No racing on Sunday due to lack of wind at the 15er Swiss Championship in Nyon/Lake Geneva. After 7 races, Colin Nussbaum/Ruedi Gautschi SCH won the title one point ahead of Markus Aebi YCL and his team. Bronze went to Yves Gaussen CNM. ----- The results.
Two more races were sailed on Sunday after the only race on the first day of the Lake Zurich stage of the Laser Annual Points Championship. ----- Winning both heats, Benjamin Dufour SNG took the overall victory in the Lasers Radial ahead of the tied Anja Von Allmen RCO and Loïc Oddin SNG. ----- Geneva success also in the Lasers 4.7 with Audrey Deryckere SNG winning all 3 races. ----- Three bullets also for Beat Heinz DRCS in the Lasers Standard. ----- The event website.
After the windless Saturday, four races by Class could be completed yesterday on Lake Zurich. ----- In the small 470 fleet, Mara Bezel/Alec Saesseli SVT were the clear winners. ----- In the 420s, 12 teams, Simon Kaiser/Nik Burkhard SCStä finished first ahead of Theo Elbel/Liam Kuster SVT. ----- The event website.
Sailing Switzerland – Sunday, September 20, 2020
Figaro 3 - La Solitaire du Figaro - St.Nazaire FRA - Final results - Le Cleach FRA winner, Palmieri SUI 18th
The wind vanished completely and the final fourth leg of the 2020 Solitaire Figaro had to be canceled yesterday evening. Armel Le Cléac'h FRA could celebrate his third win in the classic French single-hand race. Only 10 minutes behind followed Frédéric Duthil FRA as 2nd. Tom La Perche FRA finished on rank 3. ----- Kevin Bloch FRA on rank 12 was the best rookie ahead of Nils Palmieri SUI on 18th as 2nd. ----- The final ranking list and the news.
After two days with good sailing conditions at the International Italian Championship of the Olympic Classes, the wind was absent at the Tuscany Coast yesterday causing an unplanned lay day.----- In the good quality Laser fleets, Juan Maegli GUA is first in the Lasers Standard one point ahead of Charlie Buckingham USA, and another point in front of Robert Scheidt BRA 3. Well placed are the Swiss with Eliot Merceron SUI on rank 5, Nicolas Rolaz SUI 10th, and Gauthier Verhulst SUI 16th. Jacopo Scornaienghi SUI on rank 25 made the Goldefleet as well. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Annalise Murphy IRL is on the first place followed by Silvia Zennaro ITA and Line Flem-Höst NOR. ----- In the Finns, Federico Colannino ITA is clearly ahead. ----- The 470 men and women sail in one fleet. Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion FRA with 5 bullets in 7 races are the clear leaders.ahead of Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabrese ITA and Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER. Yves Mermod/Cyrill Schüpbach SUI are on the 10th place. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI on rank 15 are the 6th women's team. Here their news blog. ----- Smaller fleets are competing in the 49ers and 49ersFX. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Diego Botin ESP, normally successful 49er helmsman, has taken the overall lead in the Moths, two points ahead of Maximilian Mäge GER on rank 2. Another 2 points behind follow the tied Benoît Marie FRA and Carlo De Paoli ITA on 3rd and 4th. Fabrice Rigot SUI dropped on rank 8. ----- Richard Schultheiss MLT is the new leader in the WASZP. His advance on Emanuele Savoini ITA is already 8 points. Marton Munka HUN remains on rank 3. The best Swiss Nicholas Duchoud SUI follows on rank 14. ----- The Lake Garda wind-machine delivered yesterday as mostly always, allowing to complete three races per Class. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page including videos of the Foiling Seminars of yesterday.
The Finn Swiss Championship 2020 on Lake Neuchâtel was concluded yesterday with the Medal Race and Nils Theuninck CNP/GYC as a dominating winner. Christoph Burger TYC, second in the final race, replaced the tied Simon Bovay MT on rank 2 overall. ----- The final ranking list and the video of the Medal Race, commented by Nils Theuninck.
The Swiss Championship of the Nacra 15 Youth Catamarans was started on Lake Geneva yesterday with three races. ----- Axel Grandjean/Marie Mazuay CVVT won three times and are clearly leading ahead of the tied Alexander de Weck/Tibor Devaud SNG and Alexis Pariat/Charlotte Lerch CNM on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- 22 teams form the French- and Italian-speaking areas of Switzerland are on the entry list. ----- The results.
Very little wind on day one of the Lake Zurich Laser Points Chamionship Act, but at least one race could be completed. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Beat Heinz DRCS was on first ahead of Laurent Vez CNM. ----- In the largest fleet with 21 boats, the Lasers Radial, Loïc Oddin SNG was on top ahead of Benjamin Dufour SNG. The best woman was Anja Von Allmen RCO in 4th. ----- In the Lasers 4.7, Audrey Deryckere SNG was ahead of Andrea Dubois DRCS. ----- The event website.
Four races were held on day one of the J//70 Class Championship in Geneva with Tom Studer CVN on rank one with two race wins. The Swiss Sailing Team with Kilian Wagen CNP steering and Sébastien Schneiter SNG as crew follows on rank 2, David Biedermann BT is in 3rd. ----- The results.
Four races were held yesterday at the 15m2 SNS Swiss Championship on Lake Geneva with a close-up on top of the fleet. Colin Nussbaum/Ruedi Gautschi SCH are still first but only one point ahead of Markus Aebi YCL and his team. Yves Gaussen CNM, best of yesterday with two race wins, on rank 3 is only 4 points behind. ----- The results.
The Psaros 33 Class Championship began yesterday on Lake Geneva with five races. Nicolas Groux SNG and Cyrus Golchan SNG share the lead at equal points. 9 teams participate. ----- The ranking list (PDF).
Past Thursday in Geneva, the new premises of the Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) have been inaugurated. Founded in 1872, the SNG, co-founder of the IYRU in 1906, two-times America's-Cup-Winner and home of numerous Olympic, World and Continental Champions is the eldest and largest Yacht Club of Switzerland. ----- The main investments went to the Harbor, enlarged with 400 berths, and the Clubhouse renovated and enhanced e.g. with a Fitness-Center. ----- Here a video report produced by the local Leman Bleu TV station.
Sailing Switzerland – Saturday, September 19, 2020
This evening at 18h UTC, the start to the final fourth leg of the Solitaire will be given off St-Nazaire. Due to the variable weather forecast - a depression provides for moderate winds with rain squalls - the course has been reduced on 80 miles. ----- Most interesting will be the duel on top: Armel Le Cléac'h FRA ('Banque Populaire') and Fréderic Duthill FRA only 10 minutes behind are practically neck-and-neck, considering the strong currents and light winds. Tom Laperche FRA on rank 3 is already over one hour behind. Nils Palmieri SUI ('TeamWork') will have to fight for victory in the Bizuth (rookie) rankings where he is 19 minutes behind the leading Kevin Bloch FRA (rank 12). ----- The preview.
Nils Theuninck CNP won two, Peter Kilchenmann TYC one race at the Finn Swiss Championship on Lake Neuchâtel yesterday. Overall, Theuninck is on a clear way to the title. Simon Bovay MY is new on rank2, as Christoph Burger TYC and Peter Theurer YCB were disqualified after premature starts, ----- The northeasterly wind down to moderate 8-10kn during the three races of the day. ----- The results and the news.
Three races were sailed at the 15m2 SNS Swiss Championship on Lake Geneva yesterday, and three times, Colin Nussbaum/Ruedi Gautschi SCH were the winners. Markus Aebi YCL and his team followed on rank 2, Yves Gaussen CNM is on 3rd. ----- The ranking list.
Sailing Switzerland – Friday, September 18, 2020
Excellent northeasterly winds prevailed on Lake Neuchâtel during the first three races of the Finn Swiss Championship yesterday. As expected, Nils Theuninck SUI scored three bullets and is the clear leader ahead of Christoph Burger TYC (2/2/2) and Peter Theurer YCB (3/3/3). With the Canton of Vaud on the list of critical Corona regions, the German participants refrained from traveling to Switzerland. 35 Finns remain on the entry list. ----- The ranking list.
Sailing Switzerland – Thursday, September 17, 2020
The Finn Swiss Championship will begin on Lake Neuchâtel today with 42 participants from Switzerland and Germany on the entry list. The favorite is Nils Theuninck SUI shining in the past weeks at the Finn Europeans and the Kiel Week. ----- For today, sporty conditions with a stiff Northeasterly have been announced. Later this week, the winds will decrease. ----- The event website.
The Zürich-Horgen-Zürich Long-Distance Race, the 7th event of the 2020 Cup, was held in very light wind on last Saturday. Only 17 of the 52 starters finished the race. ----- Bruno Schmid SCE on his Chaps was the winner of the shortened race. 18 minutes later, Yo Wiebel on a Quant 23 crossed the line. Another 4 minutes behind was the Longtze of Heini Roth SVT in 3rd. ----- The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Even after four race days, the Figaro 3 fleet of the Solitaire remained closely packed this morning UTC with Yann Eliès FRA in the lead with 60nm left to the finish line of leg 3. Sam Goodchild GBR followed 1,3nm behind, another 0,3nm back was Xavier Macaire FRA. The overall leader Armel Le Cléac'h FRA did comeback strongly from behind and his backlog as 10th-ranked was only 2,9nm this morning. Nils Palmieri SUI on rank 18 is well placed in the fleet only 4,8nm back. ----- Estimated time of arrival this Wednesday late afternoon UTC. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
This morning UTC, Ian Lipinski POL/Julien Pulve FRA stayed in front 2nm ahead of Stan Thuret/Nicolas D'Estais FRA and Thibaut Lefevere/Sebastien Marsset FRA sailing neck-and-neck on the second position. Only one mile behind followed Valentin Gautier/Simon Koster SUI still in a good place to fight for victory. ----- Light winds were and still are persisting with the fleet having passed Point Lizard at the most southwestern point of England yesterday and heading now for Tusker Rock, the most northern waypoint of the race. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
8 all-female teams participated in the Ladies Regatta on Lake Geneva on the past Saturday. Zoe Daguin LUC with her team won the only race ahead of Dominique Bachelin CVV and Aurélie Conod CVL. ----- The results.
Sailing Switzerland – Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Big fleets were present at the Youth Regatta of the CN Versoix/Lake Geneva over the past weekend, and all Classes could complete at least 5 races each. ----- Edward Hirsch SNG won in the Optimists one point ahead of Ikke Huber RCO. ----- Sam Troska/Daniel Contero CNPr finished on top of 4 of the 7 races in the RSFeva. In the Lasers 4.7, Emily Cook CNV was on rank 1. In the Lasers Radial, Julian de Valle CNP was the winner. ----- Rank 1 of Sam Chambet/Pierre-Etienne Depery FRA, 29er, in the final race broke the tie over Brent and Robbe Verhoest CNV at equal points. ----- A big Nacra 15 fleet took advantage of this race as a tune-up to the Swiss Championship to be held this week. Axel Grandjean/Marie Mazuay CVVT were victorious. ----- All ranking lists.
The Skiff-Regatta on Lake Joux was for the first time part of the French Breizhskiff-Circuit, and with 16 Skiffs, the participation was quite good. After 8 races, the Musto-Skiffs had the upper hand with Roger Oswald SCE as winner ahead of Pierre-Yves Pfirter CNM. On rank 3 followed Patrick Rüfenacht YCB with his D-1-Dinghy. ----- The results.
The Bürgenstock Race on Lake Lucerne, leading from the Gersau Basin to Lake Uri and back to Beckenried, was held last Saturday in very light winds. The fleet was split in six categories in SRS Handicap rankings. ---- The winners were in the Racers 1 Florian Löwenthal RVB on an Esse 850, in the Racers 2 Urs Infanger SKM on a X99 and in the Open Racers Andreas Zimmerli RVB, the only one to complete the race. ----- All ranking lists.
Light wind dominated the Regatta Weekend of the Corsaires and Yardstick-ranked Centerboard Dinghies on Lake Hallwil. Two races were completed. ----- In the Corsaires, Rolf and Liliane Uhlmann SCSee finished first ahead of Martin Steiger/Hans Von Moos SCSG. ----- In the Dinghies, the 5o5 of Matthias Märki/Samuel Zubler SCH was on rank 1 ahead of Jean-Pierre Weber SCH with his Finn. ----- The event website.
The single-handed Solitaire Regatta organized by the CV Vidy on Lake Geneva last Saturday was won by Patrik Megroz CVV on his 6.5m SI. ----- The results.