The 2019/20 Australian 18-Footer League on Sydney Harbour was kicked off last Sunday with new boats and new teams. Winner of race 1 in the Spring Series, sailed in light winds, was Noakesailing with Sean Langman/Ed Powys/Nathan Edwards AUS 32sec ahead of Kitchenmaker with Jordan Girdis/Lachlan Doyle/Tom Quigley AUS. During the whole summer, 18-Footer racing with spectator boats and betting activities is an important entertainment in the Australian metropole. The news, the ranking list and the video replay of the live coverage.
Axel Trehin FRA in the Protos and Ambrogio Beccaria ITA in the Series Minis are the winners of leg 1 of the 2019 Mini Transat. —– 12 Protos and 22 Series Minis – one third of the fleet – completed the race so far. —– The race tracker and the news.
The pairings completed after the Repechage yesterday, the Quarterfinals are being sailed this morning UTC in Shanghai CHN, and Johanna Bergquist SWE is already qualified for the Semifinal after defeating Margot Vennin FRA 3-0. In a second Quarterfinal, Claire Constanzo AUS leads 2-1 over Margot Riou FRA. Celia Willison NZL vs Lea Richter DEN and Pauline Courtois FRA vs Ekaterina Chaschchina RUS are the other matches. —– The results and the daily news.
The 80-Foot-Maxi Way of life with the two-times Finn Olympian Gasper Vincec SLO steering finished first in front of the Open 60 Shining of Milos Radonijc CRO and the RC44 of Iztok Krumpt CRO. —– Very light winds of 3kn max prevailed during the 51st edition of the Barcolana in Trieste ITA with only 1076 teams of the over 2000 starters finishing the shortened race. —– The ranking list, the news and the event facebook page.
On the ranks 1 to 4 and qualified for the Quarter Final at the end of the Round Robin in Shanghai CHN are Pauline Courtois FRA (10-1), Johanna Bergquist SWE (9-2), Celia Wilson NZL (9-2) and Margot Riou FRA (8-3). The ranked 5th to 10th will sail the Repechage today for the remaining four Quarter Final places. —– Light winds prevailed yesterday. —– The results and the news.
Against all odds, the winner of the Mini Transat leg one in Las Palmas/Canary Islands ESP this morning 4.30 hrs UTC was Axel Trehin FRA on his Protos overtaking the previous clear leader François Jambou FRA in the very last moment and crossing the finish line with a 6 minute margin. On rank 3 followed Tanguy Bouroullec FRA 30 min behind. Marie Gendron FRA will arrive shortly as 4th. —– Already in Las Palmas are meanwhile also the first Series Minis with Ambrogio Beccaria ITA as winner and Félix De Navacelle FRA and Mathieu Vincent FRA on […]
After the final two races of the Snipe World Championship in Brazil yesterday, Henrique Haddad BRA, former 470 Olympian, with Gustavo Nascimento BRA as crew, moved up on rank 1 and grasped the Champions title. Only one point behind follow Alexandre Paradeda/Gabriel Kieling BRA on rank 2. Damian Camps/Jordi Triay ESP had to content themselves with rank 3. —– The results and the final report.
Act 3 of the International Women Matchrace Circuit in Shanghai began with a flawless day one for the World Ranking number one Pauline Courtois FRA winning all five races. Johanna Bergquist SWE and Margot Vennin FRA follow behind with 3-0 scores. —— The news with results.
The 84 Minis still racing progress very slowly direction port of call Las Palmas on Gran Canaria ESP. François Jambou FRA will cross the finish line with his Proto this afternoon as winner. 62nm were left this morning UTC. His advantage on Tanguy Bouroullec FRA was 30nm. —– In the Series Minis, the situation remains open with Ambrogio Beccaria ITA 15nm ahead of Félix De Navacelle FRA and 130nm left to Las Palmas. —– The race tracker and the news
Gianluca Perego ITA with Carlo Fracassoli ITA as helmsman defended his leader position in the final two races of the Melges 24 Worlds on Sardinia yesterday, earning the second title after 2017. Bruce Ayres USA advanced on rank 2. Andrea Pozzi ITA and his team completed the podium. —– The results and the news.
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