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Match Racing – World Championship 2020 – Hamilton BER – Day 3, Poole USA and Canfield ISV in Quarterfinals

Light winds around 8kn prevailed yesterday during the repechage at the Bermuda Goldcup with Jeppe Borch DEN and Johnie Berntsson SWE qualifying as lasts for the Quarter Finals of today. Jeppe Borch DEN, age 24, will encounter Chris Poole USA, Johnie Berntsson SWE will match Taylor Canfield ISV and Phil Robertson NZL faces Torvar Mirsky AUS. With the defending Champion Ian Williams GBR, Eric Monnin SUI will have a difficult task. ----- The news....

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IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée Globe – Les Sables dOlonne FRA – the favorites

With the new Foiler Open 60s, the IMOCA cards were reshuffled. 10 new constructions as well as 6 older designs, newly equipped with foils, will be participating. The preparation program, restricted due to Corona, only allowed a few comparisons. Always at the forefront was Jérémy Beyou FRA with his Charal. Beyou was able to complete the first tests with his new boat in 2018 already and thus had the opportunity to further optimize the technology. He will be participating in the Vendée for the 4th time, after two abandonements and a 3rd place in 2016. LOccitane of Armel Tripon FRA made a strong impression as well. Tripon started his offshore career with a win at the Mini-Transat 2003 and is now sailing his first Vendée Globe. His Open 60 has a round (scow)bow, similar to the fastest Mini and Class 40 yachts. Also always up front was Apivia with Charlie Dalin FRA in his first appearance at the Vendée. Although PRB of Kevin Escoffier FRA is already 10 years old, the upgrade with foils seems to have worked well in the preparation events, where he was always at the forefront of fleet. The hottest favorite is probably Alex Thomson GBR with his Hugo Boss. The Englishman, starting for the fifth time, finished the last two Vendées in 3rd and 2nd places. ----- But to finish first, you have to finish first! ----- The event website with the News....

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News from World Sailing – Li Quanhai CHN the new President ?

Several sources have announced since last Saturday, that Quanhai Li CHN would be the winner of the World Sailing presidential election, replacing the incumbent Kim Andersen DEN. We linked a respective article from SeilMagasinet. Contrary news circulated as well in the meantime. For an election, 50% of the votes cast are required. An official announcement is to be made at the virtual Annual General Assembly on next Sunday. ----- Here an article in the South China Morning Post....

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Match Racing – World Championship 2020 – Hamilton BER – Day 2

With good conditions and more constant winds than on the starting day, the Round Robin was completed yesterday. The first three in each group qualified for the quarter finals, the rest of the field will determine the last two quarter finalists in the repechage today. In Group 1 Chris Poole USA moved to the top with a win against Phil Robertson NZL. Eric Monnin SUI also qualified for the next round yesterday with 3 wins. In Group 2 the favourites Ian Williams GBR, Torvar Mirsky AUS and Taylor Canfield ISV also qualified early for the next round. The results and the report....

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iQFoil-Windsurf – International Games 2020 – Campione del Garda ITA – Final results – Victories for Sebastian Kördel GER and Noy Driham ISR, Sarah Hall USA 47th

Yesterday, the 12 best men and women iQFoil-windsurfers sailed the Semifinals and Finals at the International Games on Lake Garda in a 15kn wind. The winners of the two Semis and the first two drivers of the Qualification Series sailed the winner-takes-all-Final. ----- The special course with a reaching start best suited Sebastian Kördel GER and he won the race from start to finish ahead of the Qualification dominator Nicolas Goyard FRA. On rank 3 followed Huig-Jan Tak NED. ----- Leader change also in the Women, where Noy Driham ISR relegated the outstanding Qualification leader Hélène Noesmoen FRA on rank 2. Maja Dziarnowska POL completed the podium as 3rd. Farrah Hall USA finished the Championship on rank 47. ----- The non-Finalists sailed another three course races. ----- All ranking lists, the final report and the video of the last day....

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iQFoil-Windsurf – International Games 2020 – Campione del Garda ITA – Day 4, with Farrah Hall USA

The rainy weather yesterday disturbed the Lake Garda wind machine, and racing was canceled for the day. The Championship will continue today with the Finals of the best-12 by gender, where France will be represented by 5 men and 4 women. ----- Nicolas Goyard FRA has a 3 point lead on Sebastian Kördel GER in the men, and Hélène Noesmoen FRA is 21 points ahead of Maia Dziarnowska POL in the women. Farrah Hall USA remained on rank 50. ----- The non-finalists will sail the last course races. ----- All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day....

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World Sailing – Annual Conference 2020, in progress electronically

Committee Meetings at the World Sailing Annual Conference held electronically have been underway since October 15. The latest short reports with links to the full-length videos of the entire sessions have been made available for the Race Management Sub-committee, the Match Racing Sub-Committee (see video), the International Measurers Sub-committee (see video), as well as the International Umpires Sub-committee, the Youth Events Sub-committee and the Equipment Rules Sub-committee, the latter three summarized in a short report also with video links....

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iQFoil-Windsurf – International Games 2020 – Campione del Garda ITA – Day 3 – French drivers remain on top

The French windsurfers keep on dominating the iQ-Foiler competition on Lake Garda with Nicolas Goyard FRA winning the two Course Races and finishing 2nd in the Slalom in the Men fleet. Three points back, Sebastian Kördel GER, winner of the Slalom, remains in contact with the leader. Kiran Badloe NED on 3rd is now 9 points behind. ----- In the Women, Hélène Noesmoen FRA has now a smashing 21 point lead on Maia Dziarnowska POL, who replaced Delphine Cousin FRA on rank 2. ----- Two Course Races were held in the morning and a Slalom elimination in the afternoon at the International Games of the iQ-Foilers. ----- All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day....

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