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Surprise – 5 Days on the Swiss Lake Geneva – Final Results – Eric Monnin SUI/Ute Wagner AUT winners

After five days - 120 hours non-stop without outside assistance -, the World Matchracing Number One Eric Monnin SUI, together with Ute Wagner AUT finished as clear winners of the 2020 Lake Geneva 5-day-race, having covered 416nm mostly in light winds. Loic Forestier/Bruno Engel SUI followed 10nm behind on rank 2. Daniel Bouwmeester/Gaetan Van Campenhoudt SUI completed the podium with only 2nm less sailed as the second-ranked. 39 one-design Surprise yachts completed the race, and only one boat was forced to abandon. The ranking list in distance sailed. ----- A Points ranking list has been established as well adding up the positions when passing the starting line off Vidy (just nearby the IOC Headquarters) in every round. Olivier Légeret/Denis Girardet SUI are the points winners tied with Felix Oberle/Mayeul van den Broek SUI. ----- This two-person long-distance race rounding Lake Geneva in circles for five days has been run annually since 1993 with many two-person-mixed teams ever since. No new invention by World Sailing necessary to promote womens sailing to please the IOC, no need to create an expensive event for the Olympic Games! Just do it, the way it has always been done at the local Club level! ----- The event website, the final report and the Facebook page with photos and videos....

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M32 – Midtown Cup Newport RI – Final Results

Larry Philips USA and his Midtown Team defeated the Argo Racing Team of Jason Carroll USA in a tight fight by winning the final of 9 races at the first of the three North American M32 events. Doug Newhouse USA, Yonder Racing, completed the podium. ----- Five races were sailed by the 7-boat fleet in 14-17kn on Saturday and four races on Sunday with gusts of up to 20kn. The Series will continue in August and September. ----- The results and the news....

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Etchells – 2020 Newport Regatta – Final Results – Steven Benjamin, Miami FL, winner

Restart sailing at Sail Newport with the Etchells fleet over the past weekend, after a spring and early summer of non-starters, cancellations, and postponement of many sailing events due to COVID-19 concerns. ----- Stephen Benjamin,Miami FL, and his crew ruled the show during most of the competition, finishing first, but closely followed by Jud Smith, Gloucester, MA, only two points behind. Donald Mense, Chicago IL, and his team on rank 3 were another 4 points back. Ten teams participated. ----- The ranking list after seven races, sailed in steady 12-15kn breezes under brilliant skies and the Sail Newport website....

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Persico 69F – Persico Cup – Act 2 – Gargnano ITA – Final results – Victory for the Dutch Team

Winning the final double-points race, Odile Van Aanholt/Bart Lambriex/Emma Savelon/Rob Van Rojen NED replaced the Swiss team with Maxime Bachelin/Hugo Fedrigucci/Jérémie Bachelin SUI on top of the rankings. The Dutch team, age 19 to 21, is in intense training in view of the Youth Americas Cup early next year. On rank 3 followed the 5th-ranked 470 Olympians Giulia Conti/Giovanna Micol ITA with Simone Salva ITA. ---- A moderate Ora prevailed yesterday during the last four races of the 69F Persico Cup on Lake Garda. ----- The news with results....

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Persico 69F – Persico Cup – Act 2 – Gargnano ITA – Day 1, European teams preparing for the Youth Americas Cup

Yesterday, Round 2 of the 69F Persico-Cup was scheduled to begin at Gargnano/Lake Garda, but a strong thunderstorm with bolts of lightning in the morning and a situation of uncertain weather in the afternoon forced the fleet to remain on the ground. This time, young teams preparing for the Youth Americas Cup to be held on similar high-tech-foiler-yachts next year, are present. Odile Van Aanholt NED skippers the Dutch team, the triple Optimist World Champion Marco Gradoni ITA heads the Candelluva Italian team, the former 470 Olympians Giulia Conti/Giovana Micol ITA, Claudia Rossi ITA and for Switzerland Maxime Bachelin/Hugo Fedrigucci/Jeremy Bachelin SUI are among the participants. ----- The daily news....

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TP52 – Super Series 2020 – Season is Finally Halted, Roll On 2021

Last Thursday, organizers, team owners, and stakeholders have taken the decision to cancel TP52 World Championship, the final event of the Super Series 2020, which was due to take place between 14th and 19th September in Puerto Portals, Mallorca. Safety measures would have been in place, but strict travel restrictions remain in force in Russia, South America, and the USA, where many team owners and sailors come from, which made the cancelation inevitable. ----- The news ----- The 2021 Super Series will be kicked off on May 3-8 with the Saint Tropez Sailing Week in St-Tropez FRA....

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World Sailing – Rebellion against President Kim Andersen

Two of the vice presidents of World Sailing will probably challenge the President in the battle for the leadership position in October when the new Executive Board will be elected. Mikkel Thommessen from the Norvegian SeilMagasinet, a close follower of the happenings at World Sailing, has added another article in this sad story. Here an english translation. The dramatic financial situation, as well as two pending claims heavily hamper the chances of Andersen to be reelected....

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Class 40, Figaro 3, Ultime-Trimaran, IRC – Dhream Cup – Cherbourg FRA – Day 2, first finishers today

After 40 hours underway, all fleets are on a course back to France. ----- In the Ultime Trimarans, Franck Cammas FRA/Charles Caudrelier FRA on Edmond de Rothschild have an 87nm lead on Sodebo with Thomas Coville FRA. ----- In Class 40, Ian Lipinski POL remains on position one, but his advantage on Nicolas Groleaux FRA is only 2nm with 190nm to sail to the finish. ----- In the Solo Figaro 3, Sam Goodchild GBR is the first 6nm ahead of Paul Quiroga FRA. ----- The first finishers are expected at the arrival in La trinité-sur-Mer by noon today. ----- The race tracker and the news....

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Persico 69F – Persico Cup – Act 1 – Gargnano ITA – Final results

Clear winners of the inaugural 69F Foiling Monohull Persico Cup Round 1, held off Gargano on the Southeast Coast of Italy, were Roberto Lacorte/Enrico Zennaro/Lorenzo Bressani ITA with 9 wins in 15 races. With three bullets yesterday, the Swiss Team with Nicola Celon ITA and Fedrigucci/Salva SUI secured rank 2 among the 5 teams on the list of participants. Next weekend already, the 2nd Round will be held at the same venue. ----- The news with results and the Facebook page with videos....

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