International Sailing – Monday, January 27, 2020
Monday, January 27, 2020   

J/70, Melges 24 - Miami Winter Series - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Final results

 J/70, Melges 24 - Miami Winter Series - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Final results Round 2 of the Miami Winter Series was concluded yesterday with another three races. ----- In the J/70s, Oivind Lorentzen USA (with the 470 Olympic medalist Lucas Calabrese ARG) defended the first place ahead of Joel Ronning USA. As best of the day, John Heaton USA advanced on rank 3. ----- In the 25 boat Melges 24 fleet, the former Foiler-Moth World Champion Bora Gulari USA remained on rank 1 ahead of Travis Weisleder USA, and Richard Reed CAN, completing the podium. ----- The results.
International Sailing – 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.
Sunday, January 26, 2020   (Image © Pep Portas)

Optimist - Trofeo Euromarina - Torrevieja ESP - Day 3

 Optimist - Trofeo Euromarina - Torrevieja ESP - Day 3 Light and shifty winds prevailed on the first day of the Final Series in the South of Spain yesterday, and only the Gold- and Silverfleets completed one race each. ----- Rocco Wright IRL remains on top despite of a 31st race rank, his discard. New on rank 2 is the day winner Niccolo Pulito ITA, Alessandro Cortese ITA follows on rank 3. The best girls is still Lisa Vucetti ITA on rank 7. With a 7th race rank, Boris Hirsch SUI advanced on rank 16, and also Stach Vleeshouwers SUI progressed on rank 38. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
Sunday, January 26, 2020   (Image © Pierrick Contin)

F18-Catamaran - Raid World Championship 2020 - Martinique FRA - Day 1

 F18-Catamaran - Raid World Championship 2020 - Martinique FRA - Day 1 The F18 Catamaran Long-Distance World Championship will be kicked-off on Martinique, French Caribbeans today with 38 teams from 9 nations on the entry list, among them the prominent favorites Franck Cammas/Mathieu Vandame FRA. Switzerland is represented by Michel Mamzer SUI. The race leads around the Martinique island in six legs of about 30nm. ----- The event website.
Sunday, January 26, 2020   

J/70, Melges 24 - Miami Winter Series - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 2

 J/70, Melges 24 - Miami Winter Series - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 2 Finishing 2/1/1, Oivind Lorentzen USA (tactics Lucas Calabrese ARG) is the clear leader in the J/70s ahead of Pamela Rose USA and Joel Running USA on the ranks 2 and 3. 25 teams from 3 nations participate. ----- In the Melges 24, Bora Gulari USA and his team are in the lead. Travis Weisleder USA and Rob Gullen USA are the first challengers. ----- Three races have been completed since Friday at Round 2 of the Miami Winter Series. ----- The results.
International Sailing – 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.
Saturday, January 25, 2020   (Image © Pep Portas)

Optimist - Trofeo Euromarina - Torrevieja ESP - Day 2

 Optimist - Trofeo Euromarina - Torrevieja ESP - Day 2 The Qualification Series at the Torrevieja Optimist Trophy for Gold-, Silver-, Bronze- and Emeraldfleets were concluded in a 6-12kn wind. ----- With the day ranks 2/1/1 in his group, Rocco Wright IRL has taken the overall lead. Also two race wins had Jaime Ayarza ESP and Tommaso De Fontes ITA, moving up on the ranks 2 and 3. Lisa Vucetti ITA on rank 9 remains the best girl. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
International Sailing – 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.
Friday, January 24, 2020   

Optimist - Trofeo Euromarina - Torrevieja ESP - Day 1

 Optimist - Trofeo Euromarina - Torrevieja ESP - Day 1 In the South of Spain, the first important Optimist event of 2020 is underway with 400 participants from 27 nations and 3 continents. Two races were held yesterday in light winds, and with two bullets in his group, Pablo Tejera ESP took the overall lead. Rocco Wright IRL (2/1) and Niccolo Pulito ITA (2/2) are the first challengers. ----- The results and the news of the day.
Friday, January 24, 2020   

Ice-Sailing - DN Grand Master Cup 2020 - Öxelösund SWE - Final results

 Ice-Sailing - DN Grand Master Cup 2020 - Öxelösund SWE - Final results The DN Grand Masters Cup in Sweden was concluded yesterday with another 4 races on fair black ice and good winds. Finishing 1/1/2/2, Holger Petzke GER climbed on rank 1, and with two bullets, Jean-Claude Vuithier SUI advanced on 2nd overall 3 points behind the winner. Hans Ericsson SWE descended on rank 3. David Howlett GBR followed on rank 6 among the 29 participants. ----- The results and the news.
International Sailing – Thursday, January 23, 2020
Thursday, January 23, 2020   

Olympic Worldcup 2020 - Act 2 - Miami FL, USA - Day 3

Unusual cold and blustery conditions prevailed on Biscayne Bay yesterday at the Miami World Cup Regatta. ----- In the 470 men, the multiple Olympic and World Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS have taken the lead with two race wins. Dahlberg/Bergström SWE and Mantis/Kagialis GRE follow on the ranks 2 and 3. Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI improved on rank 13. ----- In the 470 women, Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA won again both heats and are now clearly in front. Skrzypulec/Ogar POL and Mrak/Macarol SLO follow on 2nd and 3rd. ----- In the Finns, Caleb Paine USA still controls his challenger Luke Muller USA for the US Olympic ticket. ----- Erika Reineke USA leads in the Lasers Radial 5 points ahead of Vasileia Karachaliou GRE. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Francisco Guaragna ARG moved on top with a 5 point lead on Stefano Peschiera PER new on rank 2. ----- The windsurfers completed three races with Demita Vega de Lille MEX on top of the RS:X women ahead of Farah Hall USA, and Pedro Pascual USA on first in the RS:X men extending his lead. ----- All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
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.
International Sailing – 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.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020   (Image © Gilles Morelle)

Ice-Sailing - DN Grand Master Cup 2020 - Öxelösund SWE - Day 1

 Ice-Sailing - DN Grand Master Cup 2020 - Öxelösund SWE - Day 1 Sun and black ice welcomed the iceboating veterans at the DN Grand Master Cup 2020 in Sweden. After three races, Gustring SWE is on rank 1 ahead of Hans Erikson SWE and Holger Petzke GER. The triple Olympian Jean-Claude Vuithier SUI met the expectations with the ranks 1 and 3, but was forced to abandon the 3rd race, dropping him on rank 11 overall, just behind the Olympic medal-making coach David Howlett GRB (with Ben Ainslie GBR, Ian Percy GBR). 28 sleds from 9 nations participate. ----- The results and the event facebook page with photos.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020   

18 Footer - Australian National Championship - Sydney AUS - Races 1 & 2

 18 Footer - Australian National Championship - Sydney AUS - Races 1 & 2 The Australian 18-Footer Championship was kicked off on Sydney Harbour last Sunday with two races held in an 8-12kn wind. 'Finport' with Keagan York/Matt Stenta/David Ewings AUS finished twice on top and leads overall ahead of 'Tech 2' and 'Appliances online' tied on the ranks 2 and 3. The Championship resumes in two weeks. The coming Sunday is reserved for a special Australian National Day Regatta. ----- The news and the full replay (1:42 hrs) of last Sunday.
International Sailing – 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.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020   

Ice-Sailing - DN Grand Master Cup 2020 - Öxelösund SWE

Today begins the DN Iceboating Grand Master Cup for age-60-plus veterans in Sweden. Favorite is the 10-times World Champion Karol Jablonski POL. ----- The event website with the entry list. ---------- Over the past weekend, a national regatta was held at the same venue with the Polish team dominating. ----- The ranking list and the news.
International Sailing – 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.
Monday, January 20, 2020   

J/70 - Sportboat Winter Series - Act 3 - Monaco MON - Final results

 J/70 - Sportboat Winter Series - Act 3 - Monaco MON - Final results Somewhat fresher 10-14kn Eastwinds prevailed on the last day of Act 3 of the Monaco Sportboat Series and 3 races could be held. ----- Charles Thompson GBR and his team defended rank 1 one point ahead of Valerya Kovalenko RUS. Bo Pedersen DEN advanced on rank 3. 44 teams racing. ----- The ranking list of Act 3. ----- In the overall ranking of the Winter-Series after 3 of 5 rounds, Charles Thompson GBR has now taken the lead. On rank 2 follows Ludovic Fassitelli MON. ----- The news.
Monday, January 20, 2020   

Laser - Euro-Masters - Act 1 - Antibes FRA - Final results

 Laser - Euro-Masters - Act 1 - Antibes FRA - Final results The favourable conditions on the final day of the Antibes Laser Euro Masters allowed to complete another three races. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Fausto Vassalo ITA is the clear winner adding two more race wins yesterday. Alice Grassi ITA defended rank 2, Pierrik Devic MON advanced on rank 3. ----- Superior victory also on the Lasers Standard with Roberto Bini ITA. Attila Feret FRA and Jean-Pierre Vogtensperger FRA completed the podium. ----- All ranking lists.
Monday, January 20, 2020   

420, Fireball, Nacra 15, Catamaran - Ski Yachting - Antibes FRA - Final results

 420, Fireball, Nacra 15, Catamaran - Ski Yachting - Antibes FRA - Final results Each of the 5 classes at the Antibes Ski-Yachting sailed 3 races yesterday. ----- With Amélie Flanndorfer/Iona Wyper FRA, a female team finished on top of the 420s. Tom Rodet/Yael Maucuit FRA and Ange Delerce/Thimothé Rossi FRA completed the podium. ----- In the Fireballs, the winners were Carlo Zorzi/Mattia Bordon ITA. ----- The Nacra 15 rankings have Matteo Chaboud/Rupert Eddy FRA on rank 1 tied with Oscar Pean/Ambre Sebrechts FRA at equal points. ----- Moving up on top of the largest fleet with 25 teams, the C3-catamarans, were Arthur Bautz/Esteban Hernandez FRA with three bullets yesterday. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
International Sailing – Sunday, January 19, 2020
Sunday, January 19, 2020   

Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 3

 Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 3 The Sunday races in Melbourne have just been completed this morning UTC. ----- In the Lasers, only one race has been sailed with Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA defending the lead in the Lasers Standard ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS new on rank 2. ----- In the Lasers Radial, the U19 helmsman Michael Compton AUS stays on top one point ahead of Marit Bouwmeester NED. ----- Jake Lilley AUS extended his lead in the Finns with two bullets. Nils Theuninck SUI, twice on 2nd, remains the first persuer. Tom Ramshaw CAN is up on the 3rd place. ----- In the Australian 5o5 Nationals, the top duo remains unchange with Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA and Robin Deussen/David Snoad AUS winning one of the two races each. ----- Only two 470s participate with Tyler Page/Adrian Hoesch ASA (Samoa) as leaders on the way to grasp the additional Tokyo Olympic berth for Oceania, as Australia and New Zealand are qualified already. ----- All ranking lists.
Sunday, January 19, 2020   

Laser - Euro-Master - Antibes FRA - Day 3

 Laser - Euro-Master - Antibes FRA - Day 3 Two races by class were completed yesterday at the Laser Euro Masters in Antibes. ----- In the Lasers Radial (30 participants/6 nations), Fausto Vasallo ITA leads one point ahead of Alicie Grassi ITA. ----- In the Lasers Standard (25 participants/8 nations), Roberto Bini ITA is first closely followed by the tied Jean-Pierre Vogtensperger FRA and Denis Simeone FRA. ----- All ranking lists.
Sunday, January 19, 2020   

420, Finn, Fireball, Nacra 15, Catamaran - Ski Yachting - Antibes FRA - Day 3

 420, Finn, Fireball, Nacra 15, Catamaran - Ski Yachting - Antibes FRA - Day 3 Due to lack of wind, Sailing at the Antibes Ski-Yachting began yesterday with a one day delay. ----- In the 420s (25 teams), Tom Rodet/Yael Maucuit FRA are on rank 1 after 3 races followed by Antoine Mollet/Alexandre Grognuz SUI and Amélie Flondorfer/Iona Wyper FRA. ----- In the Fireballs, Zorzi/Bordon ITA won all 3 races. ----- In the Nacras 15, even three teams are on top of the interim rankings, with the tie broken in favour of Olga Maniglier/Etienne Peters FRA, winners of race 3. ------ Only one race was held for the the Catamaran-C-Classes. In the largest fleet, the C3-Cats with 25 boats, Sarah Collas/Victoria Vitry-Mazard FRA are the leaders. ----- All ranking lists.
Sunday, January 19, 2020   

J/70 - Sportboat Winter Series - Act 3 - Monaco MON - Day 2

 J/70 - Sportboat Winter Series - Act 3 - Monaco MON - Day 2 Charles Thompson GBR and his team have taken the lead in the J/70s with the ranks 2/2. Valerya Kovalenko RUS and Nick Zeltner SUI follow on the positions 2 and 3. 42 teams from 13 nations participate. For the Swiss, this is the first of six selection events for the only berth at the J/70 World Championship 2020 in the USA. ----- The two races were sailed on Friday, the opening day of the Monaco Winter Series Act 3. No racing yesterday due to lack of wind. ----- The ranking list and the news.
International Sailing – 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.
Saturday, January 18, 2020   

5o5 - Australian Championship 2020 - Melbourne AUS - Day 2

After the windy opening day with only one race - see the video - the three planned races have been completed in Melbourne AUS this Saturday morning UTC. Clear dominators in the prevailing fresh winds were again Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA with the ranks 2/1/1 extending their overall lead. Only Robin Deussen/David Snoad AUS (1/2/2) could keep the pace of the leaders. 32 teams are participating. ----- All and the [URL=wxw.facebook.com/SailMelbourne/]event facebook page.
Saturday, January 18, 2020   

Laser, 420, Finn, Fireball, Nacra 15, Catamaran - Euro Masters/Ski Yachting - Antibes FRA - Day 2

 Laser, 420, Finn, Fireball, Nacra 15, Catamaran - Euro Masters/Ski Yachting - Antibes FRA - Day 2 Racing at the first international 2020 yachting event in Europe was postponed yesterday, as no sufficient wind did find the way to the French Côte d'Azur. For today, a 6-10kn breeze has been announced and the first sail races of the Ski-Yachting and the Laser Euro Masters off Antibes/Juan-les-Pins FRA should be possible. ----- The event- faceook page and the event website with entry lists.
Saturday, January 18, 2020   

Race-ready boats offered by Swiss Fireball for the season 2020

 Race-ready boats offered by Swiss Fireball for the season 2020 Swiss Fireball invites interested sailors of both genders to enjoy the pleasure of racing a Fireball in the coming season ! As sporty two-person dinghy, sailed by men an women, the Swiss and international regatta scene is both very competitive but at the same time extremely accommodating ashore with young and not so young sailing enthusiasts. ----- Two fully-equipped race-ready boats including a road-trailer are available for rental. Fee per boat for the 2020 season CHF 1000. For every participation in a Fireball Swiss-Cup-Regatta, CHF 100 will be deducted from the rental fee (maximum for 10 events = CHF 1000.-). ----- Here the details.
International Sailing – Friday, January 17, 2020
Friday, January 17, 2020   

Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1

 Olympic & International Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1 Sail Melbourne 2020 was kicked-off this morning UTC with a race per class. ----- Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA won in the Lasers Standard ahead of Tom Burton AUS and Duko Bos CRO. 60 participants. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Marit Bouwmeester NED and Michael Compton AUS won the races of their groups. 85 participants. ----- In the Finns, Jack Lilley AUS finished first ahead of Tom Ramshaw CAN and Nils Theuninck SUI. ----- First leaders in the well-attended 5o5 Australian National Championship are Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA ahead of Sandy Higgins/Paul Marsh AUS. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Friday, January 17, 2020   

Laser, 420, Finn, Fireball, Nacra 15, Catamaran - Euro Masters/Ski Yachting - Antibes FRA - Day 1

 Laser, 420, Finn, Fireball, Nacra 15, Catamaran - Euro Masters/Ski Yachting - Antibes FRA - Day 1 Sun and sufficient snow in Auron / French Alps allowed to complete the Giant Slalom of the Antibes Ski Yachting. The result have not yet been published on the event website. Light winds around 5kn have been forecast for the first races today.
Friday, January 17, 2020   

Finn - Doping ban for Jorge Zarif BRA

 Finn - Doping ban for Jorge Zarif BRA During the Olympic Test Event in Enoshima JPN in August 2018, the past Finn World Champion (2013) Jorge Zarif BRA was caught in a doping test for tamoxifen consumption. He acknowledges the use of the substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Code, but claims that he did so on the advice of his doctor to treat a breast disease. He has put himself on provisional suspension, which means that if he is punished for six months, the hook has begun to count and he would have time to play in the Tokyo Olympics. ----- The report.
International Sailing – Thursday, January 16, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020   

Start to the European Season - high activity in Australia - World Cup in Miami

 Start to the European Season - high activity in Australia - World Cup in Miami The European sailracing season 2020 begins today with .... the Ski giant-slalom in Auron (80km inland of Nizza) of the traditional Ski-Yachting. Sailing begins tomorrow with the 420s, Finns, Fireballs, Nacra 15 catamarans and Lasers, the latter with the first Act of the 2020 Euro Master Cup. ---------- Sail Melbourne 2020 begins tomorrow in the smoke of the bushfires in Australia. In a prelude to the Laser World Championship at the same venue, the full elite of the Class will be starting, among them the Swiss Maud Jayet SUI and Rosine Baudet SUI in the Radials as well as Eliot Merceron SUI and Nicolas Rolaz SUI in the Lasers Standard. ----- The 5o5s sail the Australian National Championship. ----- Nils Theuninck SUI participates in the small but competitive Finn fleet. ----- The lists of participants. ---------- In Miami, the start to the World Cup will be given with 7 of the 10 Olympic classes present. However, on the the 470s are represented with top participants. The only Swiss present are Kilian Wagen/Grégoire Siegwart SUI. ----- The entry lists and a preview.
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