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Star – Star Sailors League 2019 – Finals – Nassau BAH – Day 4, Qualifications to select the 10 best concluded


After the last Qualification Series races held in a light 5kn breeze yesterday at the SSL Final on the Bahamas, Mateusz Kusznierewicz POL/Bruno Prada BRA remained on rank 1 with a race win and qualified directly for the Final of the best four. Diego Negri ITA/Frithjof Kleen GER on rank 2 are qualified for the Semi Final. The ranks 3 to 10 will sail the Quarter Final today with the best five qualified for the Semi Final. —– Surprisingly, the English Laser Olympic campaigner Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR with Kilian Weise GER as crew defended the 3rd place ahead of the past Starboat World Champions Melleby NOR/Revkin USA, Cayard/Trinter USA and Percy GBR/Ekström SWE on the rand 4 to 6. On rank 7 follows the Snipe World Champion Henrique Haddad BRA with Henry Boening BRA and also on rank 8 follows another non-Starboat team, the Finn Junior World Champion Muhonen FIN with Kushnir UKR to qualifiy for the Quarter Final. Ranks 9 and 10, Rohart/Ponsot FRA and Doyle/Infelise USA are both past World Champions. —— Among the prominent eliminated are Pepper NZL/Trouche BRA, Mirsky AUS/OLeary IRL or Lööf SWE/Fatih USA. —– The results, the […]

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Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX – World Championship – Auckland NZL – Day 5, Henken/Tobias 49erFX 8th, four more US team ranks 14/15


Paris Henken/Anna Tobias rank 8 in the 49ersFX are the only USA team defending their place in the top-10 with an excellent 1st and 3rd place in the last two races of the day. As 3rd non-qualified nation, they are on a solid track for an 2020 Olympic nations berth (6 places at stake). Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson (49ers) however had their worst day (23/22/21) and dropping on rank 14 as 6th not-yet-qualified nation, they are out of the race for an Olympic nation berth (4 places at stake). On the ranks 15 are Ian Barrows/Mitchell Kiss (49ers), Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea (49ersFX) and Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis (Nacra 17). As 5th nation in the Nacra 17, they have a suffient margin to the 6th place to grasp an 2020 Olympic nations berth. —– The Results of all North Americans and the latest US Sailing Team Report. ——————– Here in addition the top results of all three Classes: —– The Olympic, Americas Cup and World Champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL have taken the lead in the 49ers. Erik Heil/Thomas Ploessel GER follow with an 8 point backlog on rank 2. Fletcher/Bithell GBR on 3rd […]

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Olympic Games 2020 – Tokio JPN – the Race Officials


Yesterday, World Sailing published the list of Race Officials (Race Officers, Juries, Measurers) at the 2020 Olympic Regatta in Japan. —– The .pdf]complete list (scroll down) and the news.

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Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX – World Championship – Auckland NZL – Day 4, Olympic Nation Qualification Berths for USA in sight in all three classes


The Final Series at the Olympic High-Performance Class Worlds in Auckland began yesterday with three races per class. —– Racing in the Goldfleet with the top-25 by Class, Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson remain in the top-10 with a 6th place overall in the 49ers. So did Paris Henken/Anna Tobias in the 49ersFX now on rank 10 overall. Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis are on the 14th place in the Nacra 17. All three teams are on 2020 Olympic Nations Qualification Berths for the moment. —– The Results of all North Americans and the latest US Sailing Team Report. ——————– Hereafter the top ranked of the three speed classes: —– Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER defended the lead in the 49ers, 9 points ahead of Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL. Already 32 points is the backlog of Lucas Rual/Emile Amoros FRA, best of the day (1/4/6) advancing on rank 3. —– In the 49ersFX, Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA extended their lead on 11 points. The best of the day (2/6/1) Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED are new on rank 2. —– Jumping on 3rd are the past Optimist World Champion Tina Lutz GER with Susann […]

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Ultime Trimaran – Brest-Atlantiques – Brest FRA – Day 31, duel for 2nd and 3rd


After Edmond de Rothschild having crossed the finish line as first – we reported yesterday – , Macif (Gabart/Gahinet FRA) and Actual (Leblevec FRA/Pella ESP) are in the final approach. 530nm before the finish, the two Ultime Trimarans were separated by 48nm only, a duel that will go on to the end of the race. —– The race tracker, the news and the videos.

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Ocean Records – Trophée Jules Verne – Day 2 – Game over


Bad luck for Yann Guichard FRA and his Spindrift-Team: Already after two days, the round-the-world record attempt had to be abandoned after arising problems with the steering system. Spindrift is on the way back to La Trinité, and it remains to be seen, whether a repair will be possible within sufficient time. —– The news.

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Star – Star Sailors League 2019 – Finals – Nassau BAH – Day 2, Negri/Kleen ITA/GER clear leaders


The experienced Starboat teams ruled the show at the SSL Final on the Bahamas yesterday in the fresh up to 20kn wind, and the three races held were won by Negri/Kleen ITA/GER, Percy/Ekström GBR/SWE and Cayard/Trinter USA. First on the interim ranking list are Diego Negri/Frithjof Kleen with the ranks 1/2/4. Mateusz Kusznierewicz/Bruno Prada POL/BRA follow 8 points behind. Paul Cayard/Phil Trinter USA are on rank 3. Still on a positive streak are the young Finn sailors Oskari Muhonen/Vitalii Kushnir FIN/UKR on rank 6. —– The results and the news.

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Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX – World Championship – Auckland NZL – Day 3, Snow/Wilson USA excellent 4th in 49ers – 7 USA teams qualified for Goldfleet


The High-Performance-Class World Championship Qualification Series in Auckland NZL have been completed this morning UTC with 8, respectively 9 races, and 7 USA teams are qualified for the Goldfleet. —– Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson delivered again a top performance in the 49ers, bringing them on the excellent rank 4 overall. Paris Henken/Anna Tobias in the 49ersFX as well as Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis in the Nacra 17 could not repeat their top results of Wednesday. They dropped on the ranks 9 respectively 14 overall. —– The Results of all North Americans and the latest US Sailing Team Report ——————– Please find her an overview of the top ranks in a three Classes. —– In the 49ers, Erik Heil/Thomas Ploessel GER have taken the lead one point ahead of Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL. Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT remained on rank 3. —– In the 49ersFX, the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA extended their advantage on the tied Helene Naess/Marie Roenningen NOR and Kimberly Lim/Cecilia Low SGP to 14 points. —– In the Nacra 17, John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR defended their lead 2 […]

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Ultime Trimaran – Brest-Atlantiques – Brest FRA – Day 30, winner Edmond de Rothschild FRA


Yesterday after almost 29 days underway, Edmond de Rothschild (Franck Cammas/Charles Caudrelier FRA) crossed the finish line off Brest FRA as winners of the inaugural Brest-Atlantiques Regatta. Here the interview. With still 1100nm to go, the two other Ultime-Trimarans, separated with 80nm, will reach Brest tomorrow. —– The race tracker, the news and the videos.

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Ocean Records – Trophée Jules Verne – Day 1, underway to attack the Round-the-World Record


Yesterday evening shortly before 8 p.m. UTC, Yann Guichard FRA and his 12-head-team departed on their 140-Foot Trimaran Spindrift 2 off Brittany FRA to attack the absolute round-the-world record for the Jules Verne Trophy. The existing record for the 28000 nm is 40 days and 23 hours. —– After a rather slow start in a 15kn breeze, the Ultime-Trimaran is about to reach fresh Northwinds today propelling her to the Equator in 5 days. —– The news.

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