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. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
International Sailing – Thursday, September 19, 2019
Winners of Stage 1 of the Oakcliff Triple Crown Series, held over the past weekend on Oyster Bay were after 7 (470) respectively 6 (49ers) races Stuart McNay/Dave Hughes 470 men, Carmen Cowles/Emma Cowles (Larchmont YC)470 women, Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson (San Diego YC) 49ers and Paris Henken/Anna Tobias (San Diego YC) 49ersFX. The Nacra-17 were not present. The ranking lists. ----- This event consists of a series of 3 regattas per season for 470 Men and Women, 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 with 12 races per class scheduled for each regatta. A pool of up to $500,000, in prize grants, is awarded to top finishers each season. The prize money per Class awarded at Stage 1 was therefore for rank1 $16,666, rank 2 $13,333 and rank 3 $3,333 provided that 8 boats participated as this was the case in the 470 men. With at least 4 boats (all other classes), 50% of the price money was at stake. ----- The event website and the Notice of Race with all details. ----- Stages 2 and 3 will be hold on Oyster Bay on September 28/29 and October 5/6.
International Sailing – Wednesday, September 18, 2019
International Sailing – 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. 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.
After winning the Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship on the Attersee GER, Augie Diaz, this time with Henry Boening (Coral Reef YC/Biscayne Bay YC) won the Star North American Championship held September 11-14 in Toms River, NJ, 4 respectively 5 points ahead of Tomas Hornos/Josh Revkin (Boston YC) and George Szabo/Kevin Hetherington-Young (San Diego YC). ----- 30 boats completed the 7 races of this Silver Star event. ----- The final results and the Video ]video[/URL].
After 11 races over the past weekend, Dylan Fletcher GBR, the SailGP and 49er helmsman, won the Moth UK National Champion title ahead of Brad Funk USA at equal points. On rank 3 followed Benoît Marie FRA. ----- After a windy opening day (here the video), the 70 participants from 14 nations encountered moderate conditions. ----- The ranking list and the video of the final day.
International Sailing – 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 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.
John Brigden (Menlo Park, CA, USA) with his team won the race of the day in the J/70s and finished clearly on top overall ahead of Scott Sellers/Geoff McDonald/Harrison Turner (Emerald Hills, CA, USA). In the J/105, the largest fleet, Ryan Simmons (Sausalito, CA, USA) had no problem defending rank 1 10 points in front of 'Ne*Ne' of Tim Russell (Novato, CA, USA). ----- No change on top of the ORR A class. 'Elyxir', the Santa Cruz 52 with Skip Ely (La Selva Beach, CA, USA) finished 2nd yesterday, and the race win of 'Blue', the Swan 53-2 of Paul Ray (San Francisco, CA, USA) was not enough to reclaim rank 1. With another bullet, 'Kuai', the Melges 32 of Daniel Thielman, San Francisco, CA, USA, estended the lead in the ORR B class on 12 points. In the ORR C, 'Elusive', the Swan 42 Club of Thomas Furlong (Danville, CA, USA) won the race an replaced 'Chance', the J/120 of Barry Lewis (Atherton, CA, USA) on top. 'Peregrine', the J/120 of David Halliwill (New York, NY, USA) remained 3rd. ----- The final day on the Frisco Bay Tour Course was held in splendid sailing conditions. -----The results of all eight Classes/Divisions, the final report, an 48 minute summary of the day and the Big Boat event website.
International Sailing – 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 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. T ----- 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.
Finishing 18th in the first of three races yesterday, the San Diego YC gave everything away, as the ranks 1 and 2 in the following races did not help to reclaim the overall lead from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, not so brillinat yesterday with the ranks 4/8/4. After a slow start in the first races, the Aussies delivered without a downer and finished 4 points ahead of the SoCals. The final results, the event facebook page and the event website.
No changes on the podium on the final day of the Melges 20 Europeans on Lake Garda with a superior Filippo Pancinotti ITA (tactics Manu Weiller ESP) as premature Champion before the last race of the event. Igor Rytov RUS and Alessandro Agostinelli ITA earned Silver and Bronze. ----- The ranking list.
After two light-wind days, due to the unusual high temperatures, the Frisco Bay seabreeze was back yesterday, initially around 10kn increasing during the day and ending with gusts of up to 25kn, allowing to complete two races. ----- Leader change in the J/70s but the first three teams of John Brigden (Menlo Park, CA, USA), Tracy Usher (Montara, CA, USA) and Scott Sellers/Geoff McDonald/Harrison Turner (Emerald Hills, CA, USA) are only three points apart. In the J/105, the largest fleet, Ryan Simmons (Sausalito, CA, USA) extended the lead on 9 points with the day ranks 1 and 2. ----- In the ORR A class,'Elyxir', the Santa Cruz 52 with Skip Ely (La Selva Beach, CA, USA) is new on top, but 'Blue', the Swan 53-2 of Paul Ray (San Francisco, CA, USA) is only 2 points behind. No change in the ORR B with 'Kuai', the Melges 32 of Daniel Thielman, San Francisco, CA, USA, on first with a 7 point lead. Close racing however in the ORR C with the trio 'Chance', the J/120 of Barry Lewis (Atherton, CA, USA), 'Elusive', the Swan 42 Club of Thomas Furlong (Danville, CA, USA) and 'Peregrine', the J/120 of David Halliwill (New York, NY, USA) separated by 3 points only. ----- All results, the news of day 3 and the Big Boat event website. ----- Racing continues today, Sunday, September 15, with a scheduled Bay Tour course designed to give crews plenty of opportunities to air-out their upwind and downwind inventories one final time.
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.
International Sailing – Saturday, September 14, 2019
Two more races were sailed yesterday at the Laser World Masters in the Netherlands in a 10kn wind, and in a number of class categories, preliminary decisions have been made before the final races of today. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Wolfgang Gerz GER has a 12 point lead in the Great Grand Masters (65-75) and also Carlos Martinez ESP with a 23 point advantage in the Grand Mastern (55-65) can hardly be removed from the top. Even 33 points is the advance of Serge Kats NED in the Standard Masters (45-55). Patrick Fleischhacker SUI progressed on rank 17, Robert Ronnback SUI follows just behind on rank 18. Only in the Standard Apprentices (35-45), the outcome is open as the first three - Van Vianen NED, West ESP and Scott NZL - are separated by 2 points only. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Scott Leigh NZL in the Masters (45-55), Jeff Loosemore AUS in the Great Grand Masters (65-75) and Jon Emmett GBR in the Apprentices (35-45) are on y solid course towards the title. In the Grand Masters (55-65), Gilles Coadou FRA and 5 points behind Kim Tan NED will duel for the title today. Close is the situation also in the Legends (75+) with Kerry Waraker AUS, Johan Van Rossem CAN and Kevin Philipps AUS within 3 points only. ----- The daily news with links to the ranking lists.
With the ranks 2/1/1, 'Oman Air' with Adam Minoprio NZL was the team of the day moving up on rank 2 overall with a 4 point backlog on the still leading 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI. ----- Only three instead of the five planned races could be sailed, as the Ora was late yesterday afternoon. ----- The ranking list and the news.
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron AUS won the day again, reducing the gap on the still leading San Diego YC to just one point before the last three races today. The rest of the fleet led by the Royal Canadian YC are 16 and much more points behind. ----- It was a difficult day for helmsmen and their tacticians with a shifty and gusty northeasterly breeze. ----- The results, the news, the event facebook page and the event website. ----- Racing can be followed live over a race tracker as from 11h AM EDT.
No change on top of the ranking after the three races of yesterday at the Melges 20 Europeans on Lake Garda with Filippo Pacinotti ITA and his team in the lead ahead of Igor Rytov RUS. Alessandro Agostinelli ITA is new on rank 3. ----- The ranking list.
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.
Leaders after two days are in the largest fleets, the J/70 with 14 and the J/105 with 23 boats Scott Sellers/Geoff McDonald/Harrison Turner, Emerald Hills, CA, USA on the J/70 '1FA', and Ryan Simmons, Sausalito, CA, USA, on the J/105 'Blackhawk'. 'Blue', the Swan 53-2 of Paul Ray, San Francisco, CA, USA, is first in the ORR A class, 'Kuai', the Melges 32 of Daniel Thielman, San Francisco, CA, USA, leads in the ORR B class, and 'Peregrine', the J/120 of David Halliwill, New York, NY, USA, is on top of the ORR C class. ----- All results. ----- 79 boat split in 8 One-Design and ORR classes are participating in the 55th edition of the Big Boat Series consisting of four days of buoy racing on San Francisco Bay, organised by the St. Francis YC. The high temperatures ashore during the past two days made it difficult to run races, and only one race each day could be completed in very light winds. ----- The news of day 2 and the Big Boat event website. ----- Racing continues today, Saturday, September 14, with two planned races and a significantly improved forecast, followed by Sunday’s scheduled long-form Bay Tour course. But the good news is that Saturday and Sunday look to be typical San Francisco Bay conditions.
International Sailing – 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. ----- 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.
San Diego YC USA defended rank one, but with a (non-discardable) 16th place in the second race of the day, the advantage on the second-ranked Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron AUS was reduced from the former 17 to 4 points only. Successful day also for the Royal Canadian YC CAN and the Royal Cork YC IRL, both with day ranks 1 and 5, on the 3rd and 4th places overall. ----- Big breeze and big waves tested the competition on the third day of the 2019 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. ----- . ----- The results, the event facebook page and the event website. ----- Racing can be followed live over a race tracker.
Roger Gilbert/Ben McCrane GBR won the 4th Act of the 5o5 Euro-Cup in Haying Island GBR 3 points ahead of Paul Brotherton/Alan Sign GBR. This final event of the 2019 Series was concluded last Sunday with 8 races completed mostly in moderate conditions. 28 teams from 8 nations participated. ----- The ranking list and the news.
International Sailing – Thursday, September 12, 2019
Lay day at the Laser World Masters in the Netherlands yesterday before the crucial phase of the Championship begins today. In most Class and Age Categories, the leading boats are closely together. ----- Please find here all Laser Standard ranking lists and the Laser Radial ranking lists. ----- Six races are on the program until Saturday. ----- The event website.
Three races were held yesterday at the NYYC Invitational Cup in Newport, RI, and the dominating leader is the San Diego YC , 17 points ahead of a group of 5 teams from AUS, JPN, CAN, IRL and ITA within 5 points. ----- The results and the event website. Racing can be followed live over a race tracker.
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. ----- The preview.
International Sailing – 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. In the Standard Masters, the dominator is Serge Kats NED. 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). The Laser Radial ranking lists and the event website.
Winner of race one of the Invitational Cup yesterday, started late in the afternoon, was the team of the Japan Sailing Federation ahead of the San Diego YC USA and the YC Costa Smeralda ITA. 20 amateur teams representing 14 countries and 5 continents take part in this event, consisting of 12 races without discard until September 14th. ----- First organised in 2009 by the New York YC in Newport, R.I., this biennual competion was sailed in a fleet of Club Swan 42 until 2017. For 2019, the New York YC Invitational Cup will be the first to utilize the Club's fleet of 20 purpose-built IC37 raceboats. ----- The results and the event website. Racing can be followed live over a race tracker.
International Sailing – 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). 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. ------ All ranking lists and the news.
Rain and light winds prevailed at the Finn Trophy on Lake Constance over the past weekend. Two races could be completed on Saturday, as well as on Sunday. ----- Jürgen Eiermann GER was the clear winner ahead of Oliver Wirz SUI and Rainer Haecks GER. ----- 37 Finns from 3 nations participated. ----- The results and the news.
One-two finish of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron teams of Jordan Stevenson NZL and Nick Egnot-Johnson NZL at the fourth and final event of the USA Grand Slam series, the Thompson Cup, on Oyster Bay, NY. Nine teams competed in Match 40 Class Yachts over the past weekend. ----- The results and the event website. ----- With this victory, Jordan Stevenson secured the Grand Slam results ]Grand Slam Series title[/URL] granting him an invitation to the 2020 Congressional Cup to be held in in Long Beach, CA next spring.
International Sailing – 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.
Snipe, Finn, 29er, Laser, i420, - North American Championship/OCR - San Diego CA, USA - Final results
One race yesterday completed this weekend’s Snipe North American Championship and the Olympic Classes Regatta of the Finns, 29er, i420, Laser Standard & Radial and the Nacra 15 at the San Diego Yacht Club. In the Snipe Enrique Quintero/Kathleen Tocke USA were able to finish first overall, staying in the top three of the fleet through the entire weekend. Peter Commette/Allie Shand USA and George Szabo/Dianna Waterbury USA completed the podium. In the Finn victory went to Mike Dorgan USA. See the results of Finn & Snipe and all other rankings.
'Good Trade', led by Nicole Breault and Bruce Stone, won the J/105 North American Championship hosted by Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA. A total of 7 races have been sailed. followed by Ken Horne in 2nd, and local favorite Charlie Garrard in 3rd. See the full results and the pictures on the event website.
International Sailing – Sunday, September 8, 2019
There were apparently light winds only during 2019 Centomiglia - the 100-mile-race on Lake Garda - yesterday, as only a few teams completed the competition. Winner after almost eight hours was the X-40-catamaran 'Super Sail Academy 1' with Roberto Benamati ITA 30 minutes ahead of the second X-40-cat of the team. The first monohulls, the Libera 'Raffica' and the Quant 30 of August Schram SUI followed on the ranks 3 and 4. 'Sonnenkönig' of Armin Schmid SUI on rank 5 is the winner in the ORC category. ----- The monohull ranking list, the multihull ranking list and the event facebook page with photos and videos.