After the 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. 31 teams participate. ----- The results.
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International Sailing – Sunday, September 27, 2020
The Laser Europa Cup on the Baltic Sea continued yesterday with another three races. ----- No change on top of the Lasers 4.7, where Batbold Gruner GER extended his lead on 14 points. Lauro Tornow GER and Luise Dölves GER keep the ranks 2 and 3. ----- New in the first place of the Lasers Radial is Theresa Wieschin GER, closely followed by Pia Kuhlmann GER and Hannah Anderssohn GER. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Lennart Kuss GER is new in the first position. ----- The event website with all ranking lists.
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. A good-quality 37-boat fleet from 7 nations racing. ----- The results.
International Sailing – 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. ----- 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.
International Sailing – Friday, September 25, 2020
In initial light winds increasing with the passage of thunderstorms, the Régates Royales in Cannes were concluded yesterday. All Classes could complete at least one race. ----- In the Dragons, Dimitri Samokhin RUS with his team of the experienced Olympians Andrey Kiriliuk RUS and Kasper Harsberg DEN is the overall winner. ----- In the Starboats, Jean-Gabriel Charton/Jean François Puissegur FRA defended their lead. Raoul Dabry/Tristan Cotte FRA, winning two races, advanced on rank 2. ----- On top of the 5.5m is Bent Christian Wilhelmsen NOR. ----- The Classics sailed the "Royales" as usual in eight categories. ----- Here all ranking lists and the [URL=wxw.yachtclubdecannes.org/fr/de-beaux-vainqueurs-sacres-a-cannes-en-star-dragon-et-5-5-metre-courses-a-venir-pour-les-classiques-samedi/]final report (in French/URL].
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International Sailing – Thursday, September 24, 2020
Sun and a 12-18kn wind prevailed at the Régates Royales in Cannes FRA and all classes sailed the planned program, the Classics with a long-distance coastal race, the other classes with round-the-buoy races. ----- Unfortunately, the resultat links on the official event website were not yet open this morning UTC. The daily news however report on all details.
International Sailing – Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The traditional Régates Royales de Cannes began on Monday with the Dragons and the Starboats. Originally, the Stars planned to held their European Championship, but it had to be canceled due to the Corona restrictions for the South of France. ----- Puissegur/Charton FRA and Chabout/Rupert FRA share the lead in the all-French Star fleet ahead of Dabry/Cotte FRA on rank 3. ----- In the Dragons, Dirk Oldenburg GER sailing under Swiss flag won the only race. Andy Beadsworth GBR/TUR followed on rank 2. ----- The news. ----- On the opening day, the Dragons completed one, the Starboats three races. Yesterday, circling winds and heavy thunderstorms inhibited racing, and the Classics and 5.5m could not yet join the competition. The report.
International Sailing – Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Another round of the Laser Euro-Masters was held in Northern Germany over the past weekend with four races sailed in mostly light airs. ----- In the Lasers Radial (19 participants/2 nations), Thorsten Wyk GER was clearly on top with three race wins ahead of Peter Kraus GER and Marco Casalini GER. ----- Three bullets also for Philipp Gläser GER in the Lasers Standard (44 participants/5 nations). Ian Elliott CAN and Roger Schulz GER completed the podium. ----- The news and all ranking lists, including age categories.
The Tempest Class sailed its first 2020 Eurocup races on Lake Garda over the past weekend. ----- Winning 6 of the 7 heats, the dominating winners were Markus Wieser/Thomas Auracher GER ahead of Wende/Reichert GER and Spranger/Kopp GER. ----- 18 teams from 4 nations. ----- The results.
Four races by class were held in Brittany over the past weekend. ----- Yvan and Matthis Bourgnon SUI were the winners in the Nacra 20/F18. ----- First in the Nacra 15 were Thomas Proust/...? FRA. ----- In the largest fleet with 17 teams, the Vipers, Emanuel Le Chapelier FRA did win all four races. ----- The ranking lists and the event facebook page.
International Sailing – 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. ----- 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 in the 5th place were the best 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.
Winners and the first European Champions in the Formula Kite Mixed TeamRelay European Championship 2020 on Lake Traun in Austria are Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldrige GBR. Florian Gruber/Leonie Meyer GER grasped Silver and Guy Bridge/Katie Dabson GBR Bronze. This inaugural Kitefoil Championship, the proposed discipline for the 2024 Olympics, was concluded yesterday with the final qualification runs, the Semi-Finals, and the Final. ----- The results, the news and the video of the final day
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. 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. -----The ranking lists. ----- The Lake Garda Foiling Week, an event not only with races but also with daily Seminars on the latest foiling developments, was concluded yesterday. Check out the event Facebook page with video of all Seminars.
International Sailing – Sunday, September 20, 2020
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. ----- 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. ----- 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. ----- 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 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.
International Sailing – Saturday, September 19, 2020
Eddie Bridle GBR has taken the overall lead in the Moths after the three races held at the Foiling Week on Lake Garda yesterday. Diego Botin ESP remained on rank 2. With the discard in effect, Fabrice Rigot SUI climbed on rank 3. The previous leader Maximilian Mäge GER dropped on rank 4. ----- The WASZPs sailed their first three races with Francesco Bertone ITA leading ahead of Richard Schultheiss MLT and Marton Munka HUN. Nicholas Duchoud SUI, best among 3 Swiss, is on rank 14. ----- The ranking lists and the event facebook page with videos covering the Foil-Seminars with various speakers such as the triple Olympic medalist Ian Percy GBR or the Windsurf legend Robbie Naish USA (photo).
International Sailing – Friday, September 18, 2020
Yesterday, the qualifications for the Finals in Gold-, Silver- and Bronze fleets beginning today, were completed with another 5 races. With 6 bullets on the result sheet, Florian Gruber/Leonie Meier GER are leading one point ahead of the tied Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldrige GBR and Guy Bridge/Katie Dobson GBR on 2nd and 3rd. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
The Foiling Week on Lake Garda was kicked-off yesterday with the first races of the Moths. After two races in the morning Northwind, the third race was held in a light, slackening Ora breeze in the afternoon. ----- For the WASZP however, the wind was gone. ----- Leader in the Moths interim rankings after three races is Maximilian Mäge GER 7 points ahead of Diego Botin ESP. On rank 3 follows Thomas Huber GER. In addition, the 49er top-sailor Botin ESP, some more known names from the Olympic circuit participate: Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA (Laser) follows as 10th, Joan Cardona ESP (Finn) is 14th, Ruggero Tita ITA (Nacra 17) occupies place 26 among the 44 participants. -----The ranking list and the event facebook page.
The Foiling Week on Lake Garda was kicked-off yesterday with the first races of the Moths. After two races in the morning Northwind, the third race was held in a light, slackening Ora breeze in the afternoon. ----- For the WASZP however, the wind was gone. ----- Leader in the Moths interim rankings after three races is Maximilian Mäge GER 7 points ahead of Diego Botin ESP. On rank 3 follows Thomas Huber GER. In addition, the 49er top-sailor Botin ESP, some more known names from the Olympic circuit participate: Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA (Laser) follows as 10th, Joan Cardona ESP (Finn) is 14th, Ruggero Tita ITA (Nacra 17) occupies place 26. A good first day had Fabrice Rigot SUI on rank 9 among the 44 participants. -----The ranking list and the event facebook page.
International Sailing – 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.
International Sailing – Tuesday, September 15, 2020
A big high-quality fleet sailed the Moth UK National Championship in Weymouth over the past weekend. The outstanding winner after 13 races was Dylan Fletcher GBR, past 49er World Champion, with ranks 1 and 2 only on his results sheet! With a 24 points backlog, Brad Funk USA finished in 2nd, only one point ahead of Alan Adams GBR on the 3rd rank. 70 boats from 5 nations were at the start. ----- The results, the news and the event facebook page with videos.
Act 3 of the German National Sailing League was organised over the past weekend in Berlin. The young team of the helmswoman Fanny Popken of the defending Champion Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee (VSaW) finished as first on its home waters. Only two points behind was the Norddeutsche Regatta Verein (NRV) from Hamburg. The Berlin Yacht-Club completed the podium. ---- In the overall annual rankings, the NRV has taken the lead. ----. The results, the news and the video of the final day.
Nine races were sailed at the third Act of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Portoroz SLO with Peter Karrie as the winner ahead of Sergio Caramel ITA on 2nd and Michael Tarabochia GER, first Corinthian, on 3rd. ----- Perfect conditions prevailed with a 7 to 14kn Northeasterly, and 14 teams from 5 nations participated. ----- The final ranking list and the report.