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Moth, Waszp, var. classes – Foiling Week – Malcesine ITA – Concluded with Races and Seminars !


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.

Kite-Foil – Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay European Championship 2020 – Traunsee AUT – Final results, Bainbridge/Aldrige GBR first champions


Winners and the first European Champions in the Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay 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

Olympic Classes – Italian Championship 2020 – Follonica ITA – Final Day – Charlie Buckingham USA Laser Champion


Winning one of the two races on the final day of the Olympic Classes International Italian 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 on 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.

Société Nautique de Genève – Opening of the new Club premises – a TV report


Past Thursday in Geneva, the new premises of the Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) have been inaugurated. Founded in 1872, the SNG, co-founder of the IYRU in 1906, two-times Americas-Cup-Winner and home of numerous Olympic, World and Continental Champions is the eldest and largest Yacht Club of Switzerland. —– The main investments went to the Harbor, enlarged with 400 berths, and the Clubhouse renovated and enhanced e.g. with a Fitness-Center. —– Here a video report produced by the local Leman Bleu TV station.

Moth, Waszp, var. classes – Foiling Week – Malcesine ITA – Day 3, new leaders in both classes


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 Benou00eet 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.

Olympic Classes – Italian Championship 2020 – Follonica ITA – Day 3, Charlie Buckingham USA 2nd interim


In the good quality Laser fleets at the Italian Olympic Classes Championship, 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 in 3rd. —– 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. —– 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.—– All ranking lists and the event facebook page.

Kite-Foil – Formula Kite Mixed Relay European Championship 2020 – Traunsee AUT – Day 3, leader change after first finals


Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldridge GBR replaced Florian Gruber/Léonie Mayer GER on top of the rankings after the first Final runs of the inaugural Formula Kite Mixed Relay European Championships, the proposed event for the 2024 Olympics, on Lake Traun in an 8-14kn wind and cool temperatures. —– The ranking list, the daily news and the video of the day.

Class 40 – Normandy Channel Race – Caen FRA – Day 5, duel on top with 100 miles left


With 100nm left, Credit Mutuel of Ian Lipinski POL/Julien Pulve FRA and Banque du Léman with Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI remain in a close duel for victory. The Swiss were leading temporarily yesterday, but this morning UTC, they were again 2nm behind, however with superior upwind speed. Nils Boyer/Pierrick Letouze FRA in the 3rd position were already 23nm behind. ETA this Friday afternoon UTC. —- The race tracker, the news and the videos.

Kiteboarding – Mixed Team Relay European Championship 2020 – Traunsee AUT – Day 1


On the occasion of the Traunsee-Week (limited to this Kite event this year), the Kitefoilers are organizing their first Kiteboarding Mixed Team Relay European Championship, a format proposed to the IOC as a new Olympic event for 2024. 19 two-person teams from 8 nations participate. Two light wind races were completed so far. —– Winning both races in their groups, Florian Gruber/Leonie Mayer GER and Guy Bridge/Katie Dabson GBR are first on the leader board. —– The ranking list, der news and the video of day one.

Figaro 3 – La Solitaire du Figaro – Leg 3 – St.Nazaire FRA – Final results, Duthil FRA 1st, Le Cleach FRA on top overall


Fred Duthil FRA scored an opportunistu0092s victory yesterday taking the winning gun for leg 3 on the 51st La Solitaire de Figaro off Saint Nazaire. At the end of an epic, extremely tiring 492 miles stage from Dunkirk around Brittany, punctuated throughout by very light winds, strong tidal currents, and many changes in wind direction, Duthil made big recoveries from deep in the fleet in the changing conditions and won 15 minutes in front of Marc Mallaret FRA, the first Bizuth (rookie). The overall leader Armel Le Cléach FRA, also coming from the back-end of the fleet, crossed the line in 4th with a 52-minute backlog and remained on top overall. But Duthil follows only 10 minutes behind in the overall rankings. —– The results of leg 3, the news and the videos. —– The start to the final 4th leg over 183nm to Loire Atlantic will be given on Saturday.

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