Dutch are Dominant while Croatians and Kiwis find their Form

Mihovil Fantella of Croatia bolted the port wing back onto his 49er early this morning after a starting line crash in Tuesday’s last race wrecked his boat, sails and rig. After some late night epoxy work and hours of rigging they hammered out a 1, 10, 2 today which dropped them in a group of […]

CANARY ISLANDERS DOMINATE AT THE LANZAROTE INTERNATIONAL REGATTA

Ø  The Gran Canarian María Cantero (ESP) showed mastery of the Lanzarote regatta course in a complicated day with strong winds and big waves, getting a second place along with Patricia Suárez from Vigo. However, the first place was held by Ronja Grönblom and Veera Hokka (FIN). Ø  The 49er class was led by Andrew […]

Portugal GP Day Two Write UP

Vilamoura delivered again………. J “Sailing doesn’t get much better” The Spanish Crew Albert TORRES and Elías Leonard Aretz from RCN Palma had a super day and moved up to firstplace in the 49er Class followed by the Austrian team Keanu PRETTNER Jakob FLACHBERGER just 2 points behind and tied with the Danish Frederik RASK and […]

Staniul / Sztorch narrowly win 49er Euros in first for Poland

Mikolaj Staniul with Kuba Sztorch (POL) won a tit for tat battle with Tim Fischer with Fabian Graf that played out over two 49er gold races on the final day in Thessaloniki. The two leading teams were separated by only two points heading into the day. Both teams initially got ok starts, but then the […]

Germany and Polish Squad Members One Point Apart into Final Day

Only 1 point separates first from second in 49er, while Van Aanholt / de Ruyter (NED) and Gimson / Brunet (GBR) well ahead in FX, Nacra 17 respectively It was tough to be consistent on day five, but the two leading teams each managed to win a race, throw away their worst race of the […]

New Race Winners Propel Teams to Top other to Gold Fleet

French Nacra Squad Making Strides Paris, and the sailing in Marseilles, will be here before we know it. For three French Nacra 17 teams, they are working cooperatively on the med coast, sharing time between Marseilles and La Grand Motte, and working against time to move into the elite group as quickly as possible. In […]

Grael and Kunze (BRA) Repeat Gold with Courage and Smarts

The Brazilian 49erFX Champions repeated their Rio performance after beating their challengers in another incredibly tight medal race. Sailing as always with courage, guts, and smarts, Grael and Kunze (BRA) worked hard to win the boat end of the start line, got the first shift, consolidated over the top of their challengers, and then extended […]

Will the Champions Repeat?

The 49er and 49erFX medal races each set the returning Rio Gold medalists against a cadre of worthy challengers. It will not be an easy task for either Peter Burling with Blair Tuke (NZL) nor Martine Grael with Kahena Kunze (BRA) to defend their titles. There will be no simple match races of a single […]

Burling with Tuke – Bekkering with Duetz Jump into Narrow Leads

A Totally Different Challenge Show Top Teams in Full Command of their Skiffs Fleet racing at its best is meant to challenge teams to race across a variety of conditions in order to discover who is best. A phrase uttered dozens of times at elite regattas, Burling and Tuke (NZL) win the day to move […]

Leading British Couple

In the Men’s and Women’s Skiff events, both halves of an engaged couple are sharing the limelight in their respective boats, Dylan Fletcher (GBR) taking the lead in the 49er and his fiancée Charlotte Dobson (GBR) maintaining top spot in the 49erFX. Alongside the big waves across Sagami Bay, the sailors thrived in 14-17 knots […]