The sun was back yesterday after two rainy and windy days in Napoli ITA, and three races were held in moderate winds for all three classes. ----- In the Lasers Standard (38 participants), Marco Gallo ITA defended his lead one point ahead of Gian-Marco Planchestainer ITA. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Matilda Talluri ITA was ranked first ahead of Silvia Zennaro ITA at equal points. (140 Radials fleet). ----- In the Lasers 4.7, four boats were tied on top with Raffaele Milano ITA ranked on the first place ahead of Beatrice Ini ITA and Domenico Lamante ITA (174 participants). ----- The ranking lists and the news (in Italian).
12.02.19 – 12.08.19
12.18.19 – 12.22.19
International Sailing – Monday, November 11, 2019
All three classes completed another three races in Marseille yesterday in moderate conditions. ----- Thimotée Dumont FRA finished first in the Lasers 4.7 2 points ahead of Eliot Raison SUI - winning two heats - only 2 points behind. Loïc Oddin SUI terminated on rank 3 among the 35 participants. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Matisse Pacaud FRA replaced Louise Cervera FRA on top. Martin Verhulst SUI followed on rank 6 among the 50 participants. ----- In the Lasers Standard, the dominator was Santiago Sampaio POR. ----- All results.
International Sailing – Sunday, November 10, 2019
GC32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - Final results - Alinghi winner in Oman and overall
'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI, winner in Oman, grasped herewith the 2019 GC-32 Racing Tour title ahead of 'Oman Air' with Adam Monoprio NZL. 'Zoulou' with Erik Maris FRA and 'Oman Air' finished on 2nd and 3rd. ----- Light winds prevailed initially, freshening during the day. ----- The results, the news and the video of the day.
The final Act of the Laser Mediterranean Championship began in Marseille yesterday with two races. ----- Thimotée Dumont FRA has taken the lead in the Lasers 4.7 with the ranks 1 and 2. 33 participants. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Louise Cervera FRA is first in front of Matisse Pacaud FRA and Théo Peyre FRA. 40 participants. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Santiago Sampaio POR won both heats. ----- The results.
Much wind on the opening day of the Laser Italia-Cup in Napoli allowing only the Standards and Radial to race in winds of 18-24kn. Yesterday, the unusual fresh Southwind increased even more and racing was cancelled for the day. ----- Marco Gallo ITA won both races in the Lasers Standard ahead of Gian-Marco Planchestainer ITA. ----- In them Lasers Radial, Matilda Talluri ITA and Silvia Zennaro ITA each finished first in their group. ----- The results and the daily news (in Italian).
Part one of the Hobie-16 World Championships - the races in different categories - are over and the winners are Vladimir Sola/Marc Selfa CUB in the Juniors, Rod and Kerry Waterhouse AUS in the Grand Masters and Annie Gardner/Sarah Kraft USA in the Women. ----- The Open World Championship is now underway on Captiva Island in Florida and after five qualification races, Yamil Saba/Gonzalo Sendra VEN are in the lead. All ranking lists and the event facebook page with reports, photos and videos.
International Sailing – Saturday, November 9, 2019
International Sailing – Friday, November 8, 2019
International Sailing – Thursday, November 7, 2019
The World Sailing Annual Meeting on the Bermudas was concluded last Sunday with the Annual General Assembly, attended by representatives from 59 of the 147 Member National Authorities, the stakeholders of the International Sailing Federation. The Council decisions made on Friday and Saturday were ratified, the composition of the Election Committee for the 2020 General Assembly was confirmed and a decision re World Sailing's governance was made. ------ The official report of World Sailing for details. ----- Concerning the 2024 Olympic Regatta, the 10 events are now final, subject to approval by the IOC. The Windsurfing equipment will be the iFoil replacing the RS:X, inspite of a last-moment intervention of China and Israel. The submission of the Finn Class to reinstate the Finn had no chance. Here the comment of the Finn Class. ----- Of importance for national federations is the decision to include the Kiteboarders in the World Sailing Youth Championships, in line with the new Olympic program. ----- The Governance proposal however, that would eliminate the organization's broad-based, globally-representative Council, and concentrate virtually all the decision-making power in a nine-member, self-perpetutating Board of Directors led by the President, was put on halt. In order for it to pass, a majority of 75% was required. 38 members voted in favour with 21 against. This resulted in 64.4% in favour so it was not passed. It will be reconsidered at an Extraordinary General Assembly next year May(?)
International Sailing – Wednesday, November 6, 2019
The crucial season final of the GC32-catamaran tour 2019 begins today in Oman. Racing will be exciting as 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI and the local 'Oman Air' with Adam Minoprio NZL are tied on top of the rankings. ----- The preview.
International Sailing – Tuesday, November 5, 2019
'Smeg' of Micah Lane/Ricky Bridge/Peter Mackie finished an incredible day of survival racing to take out Race 4 of the Australian 18 Footer League’s Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour last Sunday. 23 sec behind followed 'Appliancesonline.com.au' of Brett Van Munster. 'The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines' of Aron Everett terminated on 3rd with a 27 sec backlog on the 2nd. ----- The fleet started with the big nbr one rigs expecting a moderate North East wind, but were hit even before the start by the first of the dramatic frontal systems passing with gusts exceeding 30kn. All 18 teams capsized at least once, and only 8 finished the race. ----- The news with results, the overall rankings after 4 of 7 regattas, and the video replay (1hr 50min) of the spectacular race.
Big fleets were racing at the Armistice Regatta on Lake Hourtin near Bordeaux FRA. After 12 races, Alejandro Pareja EST was the winner in the Europes (90 participants). In the 420s, Tom Rodet/Yael Maucuit FRA finished first, and in the 470s, Kevin Peponnet/Jérémy Mion FRA were on top. In the 5o5s, the favorites Philippe Boite/Marin Carnot FRA were on rank 1 while in the Fireballs, Ludovic Alleaume/Loïc Berthelot FRA did win all 4 races. ----- All ranking lists.
The classic Starboat Regatta on the river Seine in Paris was hit by stormy winds. Winner after six races were Philippe Pedromo/Jean-Patrice Camzar FRA. 12 teams participated. ----- The report of the Swiss Star Class.
International Sailing – Monday, November 4, 2019
The Optimist Halloween-Cup on Lake Garda was concluded yesterday in rain and a light wind with final race, promoting Riccardo Honold GER on rank one of the Juniores ahead of Levente Borda HUN 2nd with the same number of pointsw. Tim Krause GER followed on rank 3. ----- 464 participants. ----- In the younger Cadetti, Giovanni Bedoni ITA defended the first place one point ahead of Sofia Bommartini ITA 2. Victor Lööf NOR advanced on rank 3. ----- 114 participants ----- The ranking lists and the event facebook page with reports and videos.
Another big Optimist Event was held on the Mediterranean Sea at the Kidibul-Cup in Cap d'Agde FRA with 262 Minimes and 82 Benjamins from 7 nations sailing. ----- Winner after 7 races was Zou Schemmel FRA one point ahead of Stach Vleeshowers SUI. On rank 3 followed Come Vic-Molinero FRA. ----- The ranking list Minimes. ----- Oscar Beuvry FRA won in the younger Benjamins (U12) ahead of Marin Rossignol FRA and Zoë Becquemie FRA. ----- The ranking list Benjamins. ----- The results and the event facebook page.
The last race at the A-Cat USA National Championship in Florida held over the past weekend decided in favour of Mischa Heemskerk NED relegating Bruce Mahoney USA on rank 2 in the Foilers. ----- Bob Curry USA won the Classics title one point ahead of Bob Webbon USA. ----- Light winds prevailed initially freshening up during the final day. The 62 A-Cats, split in a Foiler and Classic Division, completed 6 races. ----- The results and the A-Cat Facebook site.
International Sailing – Sunday, November 3, 2019
The Laser U21 World Championships in Split CRE were successfully concluded yesterday with three races per Class. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Wiktoria Golebiowska POL grasped the title with an 11 point advantage on Valeria Lomatchenko RUS. Maria Kislukhina RUS moved up on rank 3. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Juan-Pablo Cardozo ARG finished on top just one point in front of Clemente Seguel CHI. Bronze went to Vishnu Saravanan IND. The best European Ygit Yalcin TUR is on rank 5. ----- After an almost windless week with only two races, both fleet completed three heats yesterday in a good breeze allowing to validate the Championship with a discard result. ----- The ranking lists, the final report and the event facebook page.
International Sailing – Saturday, November 2, 2019
Very light winds again at the Laser U21 Worlds in Split and only the Radials and the Blue Group of the Standards could sail a race early in the morning. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Karla Savar CRO is now one point ahead of Wiktoria Golebiowska POL. Valeria Lomatschenko RUS on 3rd is already 8 points behind. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Pere Ponseti ESP is one point in front of Vishnu Saravanan IND. Paul Morvan FRA follows another point behind. ----- Today is the final day of the Championship and two more races are mandatory to validate the Championship. With the discard coming into effect after four races, major position changes might be expected. ----- The wind forecast seems to be promising. ----- The ranking lists, the daily news and the event facebook page
The World Sailing Council was deliberating on the recommendations of the different Committees yesterday. The most important decision was the selection of the iFoil Windsurfer for the Olympic Regatta 2024 in Paris/Marseille FRA. ----- The official report.
International Sailing – Friday, November 1, 2019
Very light winds in Split CRO at the Laser U21 Worlds again and only one race for the Radial women and one group of the Standards could be completed. ----- Wiktoria Golebiowska POL was the winner in the Radials ahead of Kim Pletikos SLO and Laura Schewe GER. The women ranking list. ----- Only group yellow of the men finished a race, and there is no consolidated ranking list available. Winner of the day was Maor Ben Harosh ISR. Arthit Romanyk THA and Vishnu Saravanan IND followed on the rank 2 and 3. The men ranking list. ----- The daily news, the event facebook page and all ranking lists
With the Halloween-Cup, another huge Optimist Regatta will be taking place on Lake Garda as from today with 664 participants from 19 nations on the entry list. ----- The event website.
International Sailing – Thursday, October 31, 2019
Finally on the third day of the Laser U-21 Worlds in Split CRO, some light winds filled in allowing to complete a race in each of the two Laser Standard fleets. The Radials race was abandoned in the slackening breeze. ------ Winners of the day in the Standards were Paul Morvan FRA and an Pere Ponsetti ESP. ----- Best of the Swiss team was Jacopo Scornaienghi SUI as 17th in his group. Gauthier Verhulst SUI finished 25th, Nicolas Rolaz SUI 26th. ----- The consolidated rankings have not yet been published on the event website. ----- The daily news. The wind forecast for today is not very promising.
The World Sailing Annual Meeting on the Bermudas continued yesterday with deliberations in various Committees. The Event Committee decided - based on the trials on Lake Garda - to propose the iFoil-Windsurfer as replacement for the RS:X boards for the Olympics as from 2024. On Saturday, Council will decide on this proposal. ----- The official daily news.