XS Sailing http://www.xssailing.com Mon, 25 May 2015 04:15:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Team Brunel in front! http://www.xssailing.com/article/team-brunel-front/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/team-brunel-front/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 04:15:08 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21173

Team Brunel has jumped into the lead… can they keep it?  Follow the fleet by Clicking Here!

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Chris Snow wins J/24 US Nationals http://www.xssailing.com/news/chris-snow-wins-j24-us-nationals/ http://www.xssailing.com/news/chris-snow-wins-j24-us-nationals/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 03:47:49 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21170 Berkeley, CA (May 24, 2015) – It took all nine races to determine the victor at the J/24 US National Championship, hosted by Berkeley Yacht Club on May 22-24. Chris Snow’s Bogus and David Klatt’s Jaded came into the final day with just one point separating them, and in the end, it was still one single point that secured victory for Snow and his crew, which included current J/24 World Champion Will Welles (tactics), Chris Nesbitt (trim), Garth Reynolds (mast) and Doug Weitz (bow, a J/24 World Champion crew in 1995).

Bogus started off Sunday with a 2,1, leaving them with a five-point advantage. Klatt did all he could in the final bout and took line honors, but Snow placed fifth which was exactly enough to win with 18 net points, to Klatt’s 19. Tokuma Takesue’s Gekko of Japan, with Mike Ingham as a crew member, took third with 32 points.

Pat Toole’s 3 Big Dogs opened the day with a victory, ahead of Snow and Michael Whitfield’s TMC Racing, while winds hovered around 10 knots on San Francisco Bay. Snow snagged the bullet in the next contest, as Klatt and Takesue rounded out the top three. Closing out the regatta in 12-14 knots of wind, Klatt claimed the final race win, trailed by Scott Milne’s Tremendous Slouch and Takesue.

Final Standings (Top 10 of 25; 9 races, 1 discard)
1. 5208, Bogus, Chris Snow, SDYC, 1-2-3-3-[6]-1-2-1-5- ; 18
2. 1892, Jaded, David Klatt, Ventura YC, 3-4-1-2-1-5-[26/OCS]-2-1- ; 19
3. JPN5449, GEKKO, Tokuma Takesue, Japan Sailing Federation, 6-1-5-6-4-4-[8]-3-3- ; 32
4. USA 5253, 3 Big Dogs, Pat Toole, Santa Barbara YC, 5-5-6-1-3-[14]-1-8-7- ; 36
5. 2365, Baba Louie, Mark Laura, SYC, 2-7-4-4-2-3-[15]-11-10- ; 43
6. USA 4906, TMC Racing, Michael Whitfield, Berkeley Yacht Club, 4-6-7-[11]-7-10-3-6-8- ; 51
7. USA 5471, Tremendous Slouch, Scott Milne, CYC Seattle, 16/SCP-3-[26/RET]-8-10-2-6-21-2- ; 68
8. 126, GIGGLES, Natalie Penner, AYC, [18]-13-8-5-13-11-11-4-6- ; 71
9. 3421, Suspence, Carl Sheath, Corinthian Yacht Club, Seattle, 12-9-7/SCP-7-9-[23/SCP]-10-13-13- ; 80
10. 5350, Feral Rooster, paul van ravenswaay, severn sailing association, 7-8-[20/SCP]-18-5-8-18-14-9- ; 87

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Shorecrest Preparatory wins High School Team Race Nationals http://www.xssailing.com/news/shorecrest-preparatory-wins-high-school-team-race-nationals/ http://www.xssailing.com/news/shorecrest-preparatory-wins-high-school-team-race-nationals/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 03:47:44 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21171 The Baker Championship to determine the top high school team race squad was held in Chicago, IL, hosted by Chicago Yacht Club (Belmont Station) on May 22-24. Hosted by Chicago Yacht Club in Club 420s on Lake Michigan near the Belmont Harbor entrance, the event pitted the top 12 high school teams against each other in a team race format. In order to reach the Championship, each of the teams qualified in their respective districts, and schools from as far away as Washington State, California, Florida and Rhode Island were represented at this Illinois Regatta.

Similar to the America’s Cup and other match racing formats, The Baker Team Race Championship is a fully umpired regatta, where all of the calls are made on the water and team race rules apply. Don Becker served as the Chief Umpire, leading a team of 14 National, Regional and Local Umpires. Support was provided by the Chicago Match Center, which provided its “Breadbox” for team rotations and coaches.

Day 1 saw light and shifty winds allowing for completion of only 52 of the scheduled 66 races – at the end of this first day St. Thomas Aquinas lead the standings undefeated.

Day 2 dawned with cloudy skies and glassy seas. The Race Committee found a few puffs of wind early on, and ran 2 very slow races, then the wind shut off. The sailors and RC waited around (somewhat) patiently, and finally the breeze filled in from the East at 10-15 kts. This allowed the committee to finish the initial round robin, but leaving no time for a gold, silver and bronze rounds.

In an exciting three race sail-off Shorecrest Preparatory (St. Petersburg, FL) bested its cross-state rival St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 2-1. National Champions are Shorecrest Prep with St. Thomas Aquinas in second and Newport Harbor (Newport Beach, CA) in third.

Sailing for Shorecrest Preparatory School was skippers Nic Baird ’15, Patrick Shanahan ’15, Hannah Steadman ’16, and Josh Dochoda ’16; crews were Kathryn Booker ‘15, Peninah Benjamin ‘16, Kyle Dochoda ‘17, and Andreea Ranney-Pace ‘16.

On another important note, the Baker Championship Regatta qualified as a Clean Regatta, in partnership with Sailors for the Sea, Chicago Yacht Club’s first and highly successful green initiative. Through the use of reusable water bottles presented to each sailor with water stations available on the rotation and umpire boats, zero trash on water lunch containers, and an electric powered spectator boat, the CYC hosted Baker Championship Regatta is going for a Gold level certification. Chicago Yacht Club proudly embraces keeping our waters clean for future generations of sailors.

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St. Thomas Aquinas in second

Baker NA 2015 210

Newport Harbor in third.

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D35s , Open de Versoix 2015 for Team Tilt http://www.xssailing.com/d35/d35s-open-de-versoix-2015-for-team-tilt/ http://www.xssailing.com/d35/d35s-open-de-versoix-2015-for-team-tilt/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 02:10:45 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21168 Image: Loris von Siebenthal – Team Tilt has won their second event on a row after winning the first GP of 2015.  We don´t need all racing cats to foil, and the powerful D35s remain attractive.
Report in french at http://d35trophy.com/2015/05/cp-open-de-versoix-1-2015/

Class. final Open de Versoix (23-24 mai 2015, CNV)
1. Team Tilt Sailing | 7 pts
2. Realteam | 15 pts
3. Alinghi | 16 pts

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RS Feva European Championship – Day 2 and GBR keep a grip on the podium http://www.xssailing.com/article/rs-feva-european-championship-day-2-and-gbr-keep-a-grip-on-the-podium/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/rs-feva-european-championship-day-2-and-gbr-keep-a-grip-on-the-podium/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 23:28:13 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21165 Day 2 of the RS Feva Europeans on Lake Garda and it is all change on the leader board after Sunday’s racing with four nations in the top ten

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Volvo Ocean Race – First out of the High earns a ticket to Lisbon http://www.xssailing.com/article/volvo-ocean-race-first-out-of-the-high-earns-a-ticket-to-lisbon/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/volvo-ocean-race-first-out-of-the-high-earns-a-ticket-to-lisbon/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 23:28:07 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21166 Yesterday Team SCA took an aggressive move to gybe north and it’s paying off nicely. They are enjoying stronger wind and that means they are just 25 nm shy of the leaders

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More VOR! http://www.xssailing.com/article/vor-5/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/vor-5/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 19:30:57 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21164

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Classic Swan 65 claims IMA Volcano Race http://www.xssailing.com/article/classic-swan-65-claims-ima-volcano-race/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/classic-swan-65-claims-ima-volcano-race/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 19:28:46 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21162 Overall victory in the 2015 Volcano Race went to the heavyweight Swan 65, Shirlaf, of Italian Giuseppe Puttini, which arrived in Gaeta at 02:17:11 local time on Saturday morning

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Maserati Zeroing In On Shanghai http://www.xssailing.com/article/maserati-zeroing-in-on-shanghai/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/maserati-zeroing-in-on-shanghai/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 18:16:29 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21158

May 24, 2015
Maserati continues to navigate nell’aliseo, 14 days after leaving San Francisco. Already 4,650 miles made, even those that are missing to reach 1,850 in Shanghai (5,334 miles total theoretical).

Giovanni Soldini wrote: “We are entering in high pressure licking its west side. As soon as the wind will turn from the south east, and stramberemo emerge from high pressure to meet a depression associated with a cold front that will bring strong winds from the southwest and then winds from

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J 24s Dancing On Berkeley Circle http://www.xssailing.com/article/j-24s-dancing-on-berkeley-circle/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/j-24s-dancing-on-berkeley-circle/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 18:16:26 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21159

Six races have been completed at the J/24 US National Championship, and only one point divides the top two in the standings: Chris Snow’s Bogus and David Klatt’s Jaded. The Championship, hosted by the Berkeley Yacht Club in Berkeley, CA, will conclude on Sunday with three scheduled races. Snow, of San Diego, CA, dropped a six in Saturday’s middle race to keep scores of 1,2,3,3,1 for 10 points. Klatt, of Oxnard, CA, had to drop his last tally (a fifth), leaving a line of 3,4,1,2,1 for 11 points. Mark Laura’s Baba Louie stands in third place with 15 points. Light winds between 4-6 knots greeted the 25

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They’re off! http://www.xssailing.com/article/theyre-off-15/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/theyre-off-15/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 18:15:00 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21161

At 16:09pm local time today, in a light 10-knot wind and a glorious Norman sunshine, the 16 Class40s competing in the 2015 vintage of the Normandy Channel Race set sail in front of a big crowd. Objective: 1,000 nautical miles taking in the English Channel and the Celtic Sea!

“Individual recalls, individual recalls!” The VHF crackles into life and it’s the voice of the President of the Race Committee, Roland Galliot, who calls to order the four Class40s, which have been a little too hasty in getting going (Zetra, Le Conservateur, Bretagne Crédit Mutuel and Team Work). By the time they head back to the start line to perform their penalty and rejoin the fray, the rest of the fleet is already making for the first course mark across the bay.

And so it was that at 16:09pm (14:09pm UTC) this Sunday, that the 32 sailors competing in the 6th edition of the Normandy Channel Race commenced hostilities in an 8-10 knot NNW’ly wind.

The Class40s from Lower Normandy have the wind in their sails!

The coastal course offers up a fabulous spectacle offshore of Ouistreham on France’s North coast and it’s the Class40 Campagne 2 France skippered by Briton Miranda Merron and Norman Halvard Mabire, which puts on a brilliant demonstration with a faultless round-the-cans section to kick off the action. They’re now heading the fleet, tailed by the second duo from Lower Normandy, Carac – Advanced Energies (Louis Duc and Christophe Lebas) and the Italians on Colombre XL.  Ahead lies the Saint Marcouf Islands before the fleet switch due North towards the southern coast of England. 

1,000 nautical miles of racing ahead

The Saint Marcouf Islands, the Isle of Wight, Wolf Rock, Tuskar Rock, the legendary Fastnet and the Channel Islands… This year, the weather forecasts may mean that the competitors will complete the entire course, which will be quite a treat! “In principle, we’re going to pass very close to the Irish coast this year, to the extent that we may even smell the heady scent of Guinness without being able to taste it. How frustrating… (laughs)!” concedes the sailor from Lower Normandy Louis Duc (Carac – Advanced Energies) over the radio.

The fleet is set to round the first course mark (Saint Marcouf Islands) this evening at around 22:00pm local time before crossing the English Channel to make the Isle of Wight tomorrow.

Follow the race on www.normandy-race.com. The cartography with the position of the boats will be updated every 15 minutes. Find the skippers’ accounts on the race’s social networks (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) and come along to the live link-ups at the Pavillon de Normandie in Caen between 12:00 and 13:00pm local time. 

Provisional ranking at the end of the coastal course:

1. Campagne 2 France at 16:55pm

2. Colombre XL

3. Carac – Advanced Energies

4. Solidaires en Peloton – ARSEP

5. L’Express

6. Bretagne Crédit Mutuel

7. Serenis Consulting

8. Team Work

9. Concise 8

10. Forty Shades of Grey

11. Groupe Setin

12. Le Conservateur

13. Creno Moustache Solidaire

14. Concise 2

15. Zetra

16. Red

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Team Brunel on the move too! http://www.xssailing.com/article/team-brunel-lead-2/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/team-brunel-lead-2/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 17:06:33 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21154

Onboard Team Brunel Stefan Coppers finds out what it means to sail a race like the Volvo Ocean Race, what it takes to be a professional sailor and why some come back to do this race seven times!

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Team SCA playing catch up… http://www.xssailing.com/article/volvo-ocean-race-team-sca-on-a-charge-2/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/volvo-ocean-race-team-sca-on-a-charge-2/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 17:03:59 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21137

Team SCA made a move to the north after passing the Ice Limit marker IL6 and this has rewarded the women’s team with average speeds six knots faster at times than the leader… will the move pay off?

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Mark Lees, GBR Match Racing, in Quarter Finals of Match Race Germany http://www.xssailing.com/article/mark-lees-gbr-match-racing-in-quarter-finals-of-match-race-germany-2/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/mark-lees-gbr-match-racing-in-quarter-finals-of-match-race-germany-2/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 17:03:54 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21140 Mark Lees, GBR (GBR Match Racing) makes the Quarter Finals of Match Race Germany

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How The Pros Do It http://www.xssailing.com/article/how-the-pros-do-it/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/how-the-pros-do-it/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 17:03:03 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21153

This is not a dream, although it it is dream like…

Nothing like pulling into the slip after a long day of sailing your boat in 25 to 30 knots of wind
around the Farallones all by yourself and then pull into the slip and have a nice hot pizza and cold beer
waiting for you. Its’ the little things in life.

Names are omitted to protect the innocent…

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threat level: zero http://www.xssailing.com/video/threat-level-zero/ http://www.xssailing.com/video/threat-level-zero/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 16:59:55 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21139

The M32 Series is shaping up to be the kind of fun that so much of top-level racing lacks.  With plenty of smack talk, apres-sail parties open to the public, an extremely approachable fleet and race village, and the latest live web coverage tech, it’s the most modern racing circuit currently in existence.

Wanna know why?  Watch the video above and join the fun, and watch the grand finale today from 1400 CET.  You can always watch the F1 Grand Prix de Monaco on DVR…


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challenge of the ancients http://www.xssailing.com/san-francisco/challenge-of-the-ancients/ http://www.xssailing.com/san-francisco/challenge-of-the-ancients/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 16:59:53 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21143 The_WorldsTom Ehman’s Golden Gate Yacht Club Challenge already made its first political change – it’s now known as the SF Yacht Racing Challenge to keep from pissing off the rest of the Bay Area clubs.  One sneaky anarchist attended an Ehman presentation about this ‘outside the box’ event for the age-advanced, and here are the details we’ve scooped up:

+ The new class will be known as Super 12s, and will be more of a ‘Spirit of Tradition’ version of a 12 rather than a real one.  A Grand Prix (post-1983) 12 above the waterline, a modern fin-keel yacht below. Carbon-composite hull, deck and rig.

+ Strict OD including deck hardware and sails (lesson learned from Volvo) for the obvious cost savings, as well as to make it a crew contest, not a design/budget battle. Draft will be under 10′ – they’re shooting for 9’5″ – both for access to area clubs and to commercial yards.

+ Boats are expected to be convertible to a charter life after their competitive lifespan ends.

+ Crews will have a strict nationality requirement (passports?) as well as an interesting diversity requirement: each crew will need to include a minimum of two women and two men as well as two aged 22 or younger, and one aged 62 or older.  College sailors should be eligible through their senior year, and the total crew size will be 12.

+Teams will have to work with local YCs/marinas/yards to create a base in an existing facility – no building out of own piers for a team base that is separate from existing local sailing community

+ Fleet racing and match racing finals will take place on the San Francisco city front for 2 weeks in July, when average afternoon (1300-1800) wind speed on the Bay is 13kts or more virtually 100% of the time (13-30kts). There will be no upper wind limit; lower wind limit of 5 knots or so, though stats say it ain’t gonna happen much, if at all.  “Hell or high water” is what we were told.

+An East Coast venue will likely come into play within the first couple of years, and our guess is an obvious one: Newport.  We can see Annapolis trying to regain some of the luster they’ve lost as one of America’s real sailing cities…other than that pesky problem with having breeze.

+The boats should cost somewhere between 2 and 3 million, and the campaign another 500k to 1M.

Several Italians are apparently quite keen; we’d hope to see Vincenzo and Patrizio back in the kind of racing they both enjoy.  Here’s an Italian take on it.


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the end of the innocence http://www.xssailing.com/video/the-end-of-the-innocence/ http://www.xssailing.com/video/the-end-of-the-innocence/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 16:59:51 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21145

US-One might be leading by 7 points, but a double points, ‘Final Four-only’ format for the last half of the final day of the M32 Series means anything can happen and probably will.  Enjoy more live racing action from 1400 local/0800 EST, with the dulcet tones of Mr. Clean coming at you from Oslo.  Wanna join the fun in Scandi?  Get more info here.


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Under pressure http://www.xssailing.com/article/under-pressure/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/under-pressure/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 16:59:48 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21148

They always said that it would play a huge part in the outcome of this transatlantic leg.

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Tight at top of J/24 US Nationals http://www.xssailing.com/news/tight-at-top-of-j24-us-nationals/ http://www.xssailing.com/news/tight-at-top-of-j24-us-nationals/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 16:59:44 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21150 Berkeley, CA (May 23, 2015) – Three more races were completed at the J/24 US National Championship, with only one point now dividing the top two in the standings: Chris Snow’s Bogus and David Klatt’s Jaded. Snow, of San Diego, CA, dropped a six in Saturday’s middle race to keep scores of 1,2,3,3,1 for 10 points. Klatt, of Oxnard, CA, had to drop his last tally (a fifth), leaving a line of 3,4,1,2,1 for 11 points. Mark Laura’s Baba Louie stands in third place with 15 points.

Light winds between 4-6 knots greeted the 25 teams on Saturday morning on San Francisco Bay, when Pat Toole’s 3 Big Dogs of Santa Barbara, CA won the opening contest. Klatt and Snow then settled in the familiar top three. Klatt inched out Laura’s Baba Louie to claim the top spot in the next race in breeze between 6-8 knots (Toole got the bronze position). The wind stepped up to 10-12 in Saturday’s final battle, and it was Snow who secured the victory, trailed by Scott Milne’s Tremendous Slouch and Laura.

The Championship, hosted by the Berkeley Yacht Club, will conclude on Sunday, May 24 with three races scheduled.

Day Two Standings (Top 10 of 25; 6 races, 1 discard)
1. 5208, Bogus, Chris Snow, SDYC, 1-2-3-3-[6]-1- ; 10
2. 1892, Jaded, David Klatt, Ventura YC, 3-4-1-2-1-[5]- ; 11
3. 2365, Baba Louie, Mark Laura, SYC, 2-[7]-4-4-2-3- ; 15
4. USA 5253, 3 Big Dogs, Pat Toole, Santa Barbara YC, 5-5-6-1-3-[14]- ; 20T
5. JPN5449, GEKKO, Tokuma Takesue, Japan Sailing Federation, [6]-1-5-6-4-4- ; 20T
6. USA 4906, TMC Racing, Michael Whitfield, Berkeley Yacht Club, 4-6-7-[11]-7-10- ; 34
7. USA 5471, Tremendous Slouch, Scott Milne, CYC Seattle, 16/SCP-3-[26/RET]-8-10-2- ; 39
8. 3421, Suspence, Carl Sheath, Corinthian Yacht Club, Seattle, 12-9-7/SCP-7-9-[23/SCP]- ; 44
9. 5350, Feral Rooster, paul van ravenswaay, severn sailing association, 7-8-[20/SCP]-18-5-8- ; 46
10. 126, GIGGLES, Natalie Penner, AYC, [18]-13-8-5-13-11- ; 50

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From bombs to blokarting http://www.xssailing.com/article/video-from-bombs-to-blokarting/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/video-from-bombs-to-blokarting/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 16:59:38 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21152

The Badger Army Ammunition Plant near Baraboo, Wisconsin was closed and demolished a number of years ago and is now a DNR recreation area. There are a number of roads left over from the plant era, with this video showing a run eastward along the main road. Video published on May 23, 2015.

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TP52 Super Series – Ran Reign in Valencia http://www.xssailing.com/article/tp52-super-series-ran-reign-in-valencia-2/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/tp52-super-series-ran-reign-in-valencia-2/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 14:00:58 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21149 From the biggest and most competitive fleet yet, Niklas Zennström and the Rán Racing team won the first regatta title of the 2015 TP52 Super Series

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Battle for the lead http://www.xssailing.com/article/battle-lead/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/battle-lead/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 07:11:40 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21134

“We have a key decision to make – how to cross this windless anticyclone,” writes Charles Caudrelier on Dongfeng Race Team. “The choice has to be made over the coming 24 hours. But by being in front, we’re showing the way. …. In this kind of situation, no-one knows the absolute facts (about the wind), and the best indicator is the other boats.”

SCA took a flyer and it may pay off. 47 miles behind but sailing at 14 knots and the rest of the fleet at 10 knots. Can the extra wind hold for SCA?

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North Sea Regatta 2015, Day 1: Images by Jasper van Staveren http://www.xssailing.com/article/north-sea-regatta-2015-day-1-images-by-jasper-van-staveren/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/north-sea-regatta-2015-day-1-images-by-jasper-van-staveren/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 06:55:34 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21123 All Images courtesy of Jasper van Staveren / www.jaspervanstaveren.com
Zeekant-Begemann lead in the F18, followed by Veenman & de Waard. Full Results at http://nsr.nl/resultaten-north-sea-regatta-2015/

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 Act 3 Riva del Garda ITA Day 2, the Swiss http://www.xssailing.com/article/melges-24-european-sailing-series-2015-act-3-riva-del-garda-ita-day-2-the-swiss/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/melges-24-european-sailing-series-2015-act-3-riva-del-garda-ita-day-2-the-swiss/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 06:55:32 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=21124 The Lake Garda thermal breeze was back yesterday after a windless first day at the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, and three races were completed.

First on the end of the day was John Den Engelsman NED and his team …

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