For the second day running, no racing was possible at the 2021 Finn Gold Cup after offshore Atlantic storms brought very unstable conditions to Porto, with wind ranging from 3-33 knots, 120-degree shifts, huge waves, waterspouts, and hail storms. There are two more days left in the Finn Gold Cup, with a maximum of six races possible and one more needed to get a valid series. Conditions look set to stabilize for Tuesday. —– The rankings, the daily report and the video of day 3
The Cascais Championship came to an end yesterday with the Medal Races. —– No changes in the 49ers: Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson USA won ahead of Robert Dickson/Dean Waddilove IRL. Finishing 2nd in the Medal Race, Ian Barrows/Hans Henken USA advanced on rank 3. —– With a 4th place in the Medal Race of the strong 49ersFX fleet, Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER managed to push the previously leading Tamara Echegoyen/Paula Barcelo ESP out of first place by one point. Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA finished only 3 points behind in 3rd position. —– The rankings.
Racing was canceled on the second day of the 2021 Finn Gold Cup in Porto, Portugal, with a complete lack of wind in the morning, and huge waves battering the harbor entrance in the afternoon following overnight storms. —– After the three races of the starting day, Andy Maloney NZL is leading with one point ahead of Joan Cardona ESP, followed by Zsombor Beresz HUN in third place. Luke Muller USA (St. Francis YC) is in 6th, Tom Ramshaw CAN (Royal Canadian YC) in 9th and Juan Ignacio Perez MEX (Vallarta YC) in 39th among the 52 participants. —– Three races are scheduled for today. —– The rankings, the daily report and the video of the day.
Helmut Jahn, 2012 Farr 40 World Champion and world-renowned architect, was killed when two vehicles struck the bicycle he was riding outside Chicago on May 8, 2021. Having competed with his Flash Gordon team in the Farr 40 class since 1999, Jahn was also the 2015 Farr 40 North American Champion. —– The news.
Fantastic news for sailing lovers, itu0092s official: the Bol du0092Or Mirabaud, the worldu0092s primary lake regatta (among the former winners Dennis Connor USA or Russell Coutts NZL), organised by the Société Nautique of Geneva, will take place as initially planned on June 12-13, 2021, without limitations as to the number of participants, but with strict health measures designed to protect all participants from COVID-19. —– The official website with details.
The test event of the two Olympic speed classes came to an end in Santander yesterday with another three races. —– In the 49ers, Logan Dunning/Oscar Gunn NZL defended the top spot. Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP replaced the Olympic and Americas Cup Champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL in rank 2. Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA are 11th. —- In the Nacra 17, Lin Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN won clearly ahead of Paul Kohlhoff/Alica Stuhlemmer GER and Riley Gibbs/Adele Weiss USA. —– The final-rankings.
The first race of the Finn Gold Cup will be started in Porto today at 11h UTC with 59 participants from 32 nations competing. Not only the Worlds title, but also the last Olympic nation berths for Europe and Africa are at stake. —– The North American participants are Luke Muller USA, Tom Ramshaw CAN and Juan Ignacio Perez MEX. —– The event-website.T
Classic Cascais conditions prevailed also yesterday, and 3 more races were sailed. —– Tamara Echegoyen/Paula Barcelo ESP took the lead in the 49ersFX with two race wins. 11 points behind, Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER are still in 2nd, while Ida-Marie Baad/Marie Thusgard DEN dropped back to 3rd. —– In the 49ers, Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson USA have taken the lead. Robert Dickson/Sean Waddilove IRL moved up to 2nd as best of the day (1/1/2). Marco Grael/Gabriel Borges BRA follow in 3rd. Finishing 8/4/4, Ian Barrows/Hans Henken USA dropped on 4th overall. —– All rankings.
The only North American team in the Medal Races yesterday, the 470 Mixed team Louisa Nordstrom/Trevor Bornarth USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team), finished the Championship on rank 10 among the 34 participants after a premature start disqualification in the last race, a premising performance for their future in this new Olympic class. —– Here, as reported yesterday, the final results of all otherNorth American participants in the last important 470 event before the Olympics: Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA 17th, Jacob Saunders/Oliver Bone CAN 22nd and Shawn Harvey/Augie Dale USA 23rd among the 29 men teams.; Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss USA 12th and Carmen Emma Cowles USA 15 among the 18 women teams. ————— The Medal Races were sailed in Vilamoura POR yesterday in light winds. France took gold in both the mens and womens races, with Israel taking the mixed title. —– Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA won the Medal Race and grasped the title with an 18 point advantage. After the second-ranked Spanish team Silvia Mas-Depares/Patricia Barcelo ESP disqualified for a premature start, Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR and Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI completed the podium. —– In the 470 men, Paul Snow-Hanson/Daniel Willcox NZL finished […]
Numerous Olympic participants are currently sailing a test event in Santander ESP. 9 races by class could be sailed so far before the finals today. —– In the 49ers, Logan Dunning/Oscar Gunn NZL are leading 4 points ahead of Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL. Another point behind are Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP in 3rd. —– Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA are 11th in the 16-boat fleet. —– In the high-quality Nacra 17 fleet, Lin Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN lead 5 points over Riley Gibbs/Adele Weis USA. Another 5 points behind are Paul Kohlhoff/Alica Stuhlemmer GER in 3rd place. —– All rankings and the report.
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