Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, January 26, 2020
Sunday, January 26, 2020   

Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Final results

 Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Final results Act 2 of the Olympic Classes Worldcup was concluded yesterday with the Medal Races sailed in light winds. In all classes, the North America Olympic nation berths were at stake. ----- The most exciting race was in the 470 men where six teams had an option for victory. Winning the Medal Race, Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP climbed on rank 1, tied with Okada/Hokazono JPN on rank 2. Belcher/Ryan AUS had to content themselves with the 3rd place. ----- Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA won the 470 woman Medal Race as well and finished as superior overall winners ahead of Mrak/Macarol SLO and Skrzypulec/Ogar POL. ----- Caleb Paine USA was the premature winner in the Finns ahead of Kyle Martin CAN and Luke Muller USA. ----- Winning the Laser Standard Medal Race, Stefano Peschiera PER advanced on top, replacing Francisco Guaragno ARG on rank 1. Enrique Jose Arathoon ESA (El Salvador) finished as 3rd. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Vasileia Karachaliou GRE, leading the fleet in the final downwind leg, was sanctioned for pumping and the overall victory went to Erika Reineke USA. Nethra Kumanan IND, winner of the Medal Race, moved up on rank 3. ----- Pedro Pascual USA dominated the RS:X men windsurfers ahead of Ignacio Berenguer MEX and Juozas Bernotas LTU. ----- A superior first place also for Demita Vega de Lilla MEX in the RS:X women windsurfers with Mariana Aguilar MEX and Megumi Komine JPN on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- All ranking lists.
The Olympic nation berths went to Mexico in the Lasers Radial, Finns and RS:X men windsurfers, to Canada in the RS:X women windsurfers and 470 men, to Trinidad-Tobago in the Lasers Standard and the USA in the 470 women. ----- The official report and the updated US Saling Team report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, January 25, 2020
Saturday, January 25, 2020   

Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 5

 Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 5 On a sunny Friday, the last qualification series races were held in a light 5-6kn breeze and temperatures in the mid-70s. The 470s and Lasers Radial completed one, the Finns two races. There was no racing for the Lasers or RS:X fleets. Today, the Medal Races are on the program. ----- The situation in the 470 Men is fully open with Belcher/Ryan AUS and Okada/Hokazono JPN on top at equal points and Dahlberg/Bergström SWE (3 points back) and Xammar/Rodriguez ESP (4 points back) fighting for the Medals in the double-point-no-discard race. Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI finished the competition on rank 16. ----- In the 470 Women, Lecointre/Retornaz FRA have a safe 9 point lead on Bozi/Klonaridou GRE before the Medal Race with the ranks 2 to 5 separated by 4 points only. ----- In the Finns, the overall winner is Caleb Paine USA 23 points ahead of Luke Muller USA. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Francisco Guaragna ARG kept a 6 point advance on Stefano Peschiera PER. ----- In the Lasers Radial, the fight for rank 1 is tight with Erika Reineke USA now only 2 points ahead of Vasileia Karachaliou GRE. With a 5 point backlog, Matilda Talluri ITA remains in the race for victory. ----- 11 points is the advantage of Pedro Pacual USA in the RS:X men windsurfers. ----- In the RS:X women windsurfers, Demita Vega De Lille MEX remains on top still 3 points ahead of Megumi Komine JPN. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news. ----- The Medal Races can be followed live this afternoon as from 14h UTC.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, January 24, 2020
Friday, January 24, 2020   

Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 4

 Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 4 After three windy and rather cold days, the breeze failed to cooperate for most of the partly rainy Thursday, and racing was limited after lengthy postponements. The 470s and Laser Radial did not compete at all, the windsurfers and Lasers Standard finished one race each. ----- Only the Finns could validate two races with Caleb Paine USA adding two more bullets on his results sheet, extending his lead on Luke Muller USA on 16 points. ----- In the Lasers Standard, the day win went to Hugh Macrae CAN ahead of Francisco Guaragna ARG who kept his overall lead. Andrew Lewis TTB now on 4th sailed his discard result (17th), but kept a 3 point advance on Robert Davis CAN in the duel for the 2020 Olympic berth. ----- In the RS:X Men windsurfers, the winner was again Pedro Pascual USA increasing his lead on Ignacio Berenguer MEX. ----- In the RS:X Women windsurfers, Megumi Komine JPN moved up on rank 2 with a bullet yesterday, 3 points behind the still leading Demita Vega De Lille MEX. Farrah Hall USA remains 3rd, Nikola Girke CAN 5th. ----- Today, the qualification series will continue leading to the Medal Races of tomorrow Saturday. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, January 23, 2020
Thursday, January 23, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 5

After four days of his record attempt, Francis Joyon FRA and his maxi trimaran 'IDEC' left the Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java yesterday. With numerous fishing boats, small islands not listed on the maps and limited visibility due to smoke from forest fires and the currently active Krakatau volcano, the passage was not easy. Despite of this and in light winds, the record lead was nevertheless up on 337nm this morning UTC. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020   

Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 2

Mostly sunny weather with 15-20kn winds from the shore, however puffy and shifty in the afternoon, prevailed yesterday, allowing to sail the full program with 2, respectively 3 races for the windsurfers. ----- Dahlberg/Bergström SWE defended the first place in the 470 Men. Mantis/Kagialis GRE advanced on rank 2, Doi/Kimura JPN and the Olympic and World Champions Belcher/Ryan AUS follow on the ranks 3 and 4. ----- In the 470 Women, the dominators of the 2019 regattas (Pre-Olympics, Worldcup Japan, European Championship) Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA remain on top inspite of a premature start disqualification. Skrzypulec/Ogar POL progressed on rank 2, Löwe/Markfort GER are now 3rd. ----- In the Finns, the USA duo Caleb Paine USA 4 points ahead of Luke Miller USA on the ranks 1 and 2 keep on fighting for the Olympic ticket. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Francisco Guaragna ARG joined the still leading Joaquin Blanco ESP on top. Andrew Lewis TTB on rank 3 leads in the battle for the 2020 Olympic berth, but Luke Ramsay CAN on 5th is only 3 points behind. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Erika Reineke USA replaced Viktorija Andrulyte LTU on rank 1. ----- Pedro Pascual USA is on top of the RS:X Men windsurfers ahead of Ignacio Beregnuer MEX and David Mier y Teran MEX on a safe way to qualify MEX for Tokyo. ----- In the RS:X Women windsurfers, Demita Vega de Lille MEX is in front ahead of Mariana Aguilar MEX and Farrah Hall USA. The former Olympian Nikola Girke CAN on rank 6 has good chances to qualify CAN for the Olympics. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020   

Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Final results

 Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Final results 2020 Sail Melbourne was concluded this morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, the Australia Olympic Team member Jake Lilley AUS was the superior winner ahead of Nils Theuninck SUI, advancing on rank 2 as best of the day (ranks 1/3). ----- In the Lasers Radial, the U19 junior Stefan Elliott AUS finished first ahead of the tied Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED on 2nd and Michael Crompton AUS (U19) on 3rd. ----- No change on the podium of the Lasers Standard. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA remained on rank 1 ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS and Luke Elliott AUS. ----- Winners in the Olympic windsurfers are Tom Squires GBR in the Men and Noy Drihan ISR in the Women. ----- Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA grasped the Australian Champions title in the 5o5s. ----- All results and the news.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020   

Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 1

 Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 1 Perfect Biscayne Bay conditions prevailed on day one of the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, the second event of the 2020 World Cup, yesterday, and all seven classes present completed two races. ----- In the good quality 470 Men fleet, the first leaders are Dahlberg/Bergström SWE 5 points ahead of Sozykin/Gribanov RUS. ----- In the 470 Women, Lecointre/Retornaz FRA won both races. Berta/Caruso ITA and Löwe/Markfort GER are the first persuers. ----------- In all other classes, the race for the last North American 2020 Olympic berths is key. The fleets are mostly very small with only a few participants from other continents. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Joaquin Blanco ESP won both heats. Andrew Lewis TTO (Trinidad/Tobago) and Stefano Peschiera PER (Peru) are the first challengers. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Viktoria Andrulyte LTU (Lithuania) is first ahead of Nethra Kumanan IND (India) and Ebru Bolat ROU (Romania). ----- Emphasis for the US Sailing Team is in the Finns, where the duel between Caleb Paine USA - 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist - and Luke Muller USA for the Olympic Team selection is underway. Paine is on rank 1 after two heats, Muller follows on 4th. ----- In the RS:X windsurfers, Pedro Pascual USA leads in the Men, Mariana Aguilar MEX in the Women. ----- The speed classes 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 are not present. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, January 20, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020   

Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 4

 Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 4 The Monday races at Sail Melbourne have already been terminated this morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, Anders Pedersen NOR won both races of the day and moved up on rank 3 just one point behind Nils Theuninck SUI. Jake Lilley AUS remains on top. ----- The Lasers Standard completed only one race with Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA still on rank 1, but Matthew Wearn AUS reduced his backlog on 3 points. New on rank 3 follows Elliot Hansen GBR. ----- With two race wins, Stephan Elliott AUS moved on top of the Laser Radial Goldfleet, at equal points with Marit Bouwmeester NED. Michael Compton AUS and Annalise Murphy IRL follow 6 points back on the ranks 3 and 4. ----- All ranking lists, the news and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, January 18, 2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020   

Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 2

 Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 2 After the windy opening day with a reduced program at Sail Melbourne, racing has already been completed this Saturday morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, Jack Lilley AUS kept a clear lead. After a race win, Nils Theuninck SUI moved up on rank 2. ----- The Kite-Foilers completed 6 races with Scott Whithead AUS solidly on top. His sister Breiana Whitehead AUS on rank 5 is the best-ranked woman among the 20 starters. ----- The RS:X windsurfers completed 6 races as well. In the men, Tom Squires GBR is on top ahead of Makoto Tomizawa JPN, in the women, Noy Drihan ISR is in front of the Olympic Champion Charline Picon FRA until now. ----- In the Lasers Radial Open - including the Men Juniors - the U19 youth Michael Compton AUS replaced Marit Bouwmeester NED on top. Maud Jayet SUI is now 26th, Rosine Baudet SUI moved up on rank 63. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA defended the first place ahead of the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS, who already lost the 2020 Olympic selection against Matthew Wearn AUS (rank 5 for the moment). Eliot Merceron SUI is now 17th, Nicolas Rolaz SUI advanced on rank 35. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Wednesday, January 15, 2020   

Youth Classes - Australian Youth National Championship - Sorrento AUS - Final results

 Youth Classes - Australian Youth National Championship - Sorrento AUS - Final results Racing has been abandoned for the final day of the Australian Youth Championships on Port Phillip at Sorrento South of Melbourne. Lack of wind and smoke from the bushfires prevented sailing after two days racing. ----- With participants from Asia, Europe and New Zealand, the fleets were quite competitive. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Michael Compton AUS finished first. Finley Dickinson GBR (rank 4) was the best European. ----- Fore more details, consult the ranking lists and the news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, December 21, 2019
Saturday, December 21, 2019   

Windsurfing - Winter training on stormy Lake Uri

 Windsurfing - Winter training on stormy Lake Uri The overall weather pattern over Europe with low pressure systems hitting the Alps produces a strong, warm wind down the northern valleys, the so called "Föhn". Especially on Lake Uri, the most southern arm of Lake Lucerne, winds above 60kn fill in and many Swiss windsurfer seize this opportunity to practice in extreme conditions. Here a video.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Wednesday, December 18, 2019   

World Sailing - World Ranking Lists - December 2019

 World Sailing - World Ranking Lists - December 2019 GBR, AUS, FRA, DEN, BRA CHN and SUI have athletes/teams on number one ranks by the end of 2019 . ----- Eric Monnin SUI terminates the year on top of the Open Match Racing World Rankings. Nick Egnot-Johnson NZL follows on rank 2, Ian Williams GBR is third. ----- First in the Women Match Racing rankings is Pauline Courtois FRA ahead of Anna Oestling SWE and Johanna Bergqvist SWE. Nicole Breault USA follows on the 4th place. ----- In the Fleet Racing Rankings, the leaders are in the 470 men Mathew Belcher/William Ryan AUS, in the 470 women Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR; in the 49ers James Peters/Finn Sterritt GBR; in the 49ersFX Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA; in the Lasers Standard Tom Burton AUS; in the Lasers Radial Anne-Marie Rindom DEN, in the Finns Jorge Zarif BRA, in the Nacras Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR; in the RS:X men [B]Louis Giard FRA; in the RS:X woman Yunxiu Lu CHN. ----- The World Ranking Lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, December 12, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019   

470, Laser, RS:X-Windsurfer - Portugal Grand Prix - Round 1 - Vilamoura POR - Day 2

 470, Laser, RS:X-Windsurfer - Portugal Grand Prix - Round 1 - Vilamoura POR - Day 2 With two race wins, Emma Wilson GBR has taken the lead in the RS:X women windsurfers ahead of Stefania Elfutina RUS. Piotr Myszka POL is new on top of the RS:X men. Louis Giard FRA advanced on rank 2. ----- Okada/Hokazono JPN defended their lead in the 470s ahead of Ferrari/Calabro ITA and Winkel/Cipra GER. Leader change in the 470 women with Skrzypulec/Ogar POL on first one point ahead of Kondo/Yoshioka JPN and Mills/McIntyre GBR. ----- Nick Thompson GBR is the new first in the Lasers Standard in front of Eliott Wilson GBR and Michael Beckett GBR. In the Lasers Radial, Magdalena Kwasna POL, winning two races, is new on rank one followed by Coralie Wittecoq CAN. Agata Barwinska POL progressed on rank 3. ----- The new Olympic Foil Windsurf discipline had its debut with Przemislav Miarczinski POL winning both heats ahead of Maksim Oberenko RUS. ----- Fresher winds of up to 18kn prevailed in Vilamoura POR during the three races of the day. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page with the report, photos and the videos.
Thursday, December 12, 2019   

Laser, Variuos Classes - Sail Sydney - Sydney AUS - Day 1

 Laser, Variuos Classes - Sail Sydney - Sydney AUS - Day 1 This morning UTC, 'Sail Sydney' attended by 20 classes - Olympic and many youth classes from the Optimist to the 29ers - on the entry lists, kicked-off the 2019 competition. ----- A top quality fleet is starting in the Lasers Standard and after the first three races finished so far, Matthew Wearn AUS and Chris Barnard USA are jointly on top. Jeemin Ha KOR follows on rank 3. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Sofiane Karim FRA leads one point ahead of Paige Caldecoat AUS. ----- All ranking lists and the event website.
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