Funding Completed! For Yvan Bourgnon's Round the World Beachcat Adventure http://www.catsailingnews.com/2014/10/beachcat-round-world-help-funding-yvan.html

Italian F18 Nats: One more for Bissaro-Cesari


Bissaro and Cesari

Italian Fleet
These two are preparing their way to an impressive catamaran racing career - By Lamberto Cesari: "We are very happy, it was a great season for us, after youth f18 Worlds, Hobie Wildcat Euros, German F18 champs, we are Italian F18 champions again. Four days of good and tricky races in Scauri (south Italy) with light and shifty wind.
We had always good speed with our Wildcat and that made things easier. Good result even for Raphael Sicouri and Lorenzo on a Capricorn, without no training at all. In 3rd place Daniele Saragoni and Luca Filippi on a Nacra.
Nice to see lot of young italian catsailor growing: besides top two, in 5th place Elia Mazzucchi and Gianluca de Lorenzi, 6th Luca Ievolella and Enrico Beltrani on Wildcats, 10th Guido Pasolini, 11th Matteo Ferraglia and Lorenzo Bianchini, 12th Andrea and Matteo Viganò. All these teams are under 25!
Special mention also for Giulia Bocca on 15th place, 22 years old former 420 skipper, who started with cats just 5 month ago! Next step?...cross the fingers and waiti for November ISAF decision!....."


35 boats, Full resutls here
Pl Crew


Tot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1 Bissaro Vittorio Laberto Cesari 12 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 -4 1 1 2 (ocs)
2 Sicouri Raphael Riches Lorenzo 39 7 2 3 3 -9 3 2 5 7 3 -12 4
3 Saragoni Daniele Filippi Luca 52 10 -12 2 2 4 6 3 -12 4 4 6 11
4 Ferrari Ugo Stella Maurizio 53 2 9 4 4 11 5 -17 -14 10 5 1 2
5 Marzucchi Elia De Lorenzi 63 5 5 -29 16 1 -19 9 2 2 13 3 7
6 Ievolella Luca Beltrani Enrico 63 6 3 5 11 5 -14 13 1 3 (dnf) 10 6
7 Baeckler James Gautier Pierre 68 -14 4 9 9 10 2 6 10 6 8 4 -14
8 Radman Marco Lai Agostino 76 3 11 13 10 -17 9 8 3 -19 9 7 3
9 Fantasia Giovanni Canepa Edward 83 4 7 6 12 7 10 5 -20 5 (dnf) 17 10
10 DiFeliciantonio Mauro Marzollo Lorenzo 103 12 -17 -15 13 13 4 12 11 8 10 8 12

Extreme Series at Kiel: Win for Gitana


© Paul Wyeth/ OC Events

© Paul Wyeth/ OC Events

© Paul Wyeth/ OC Events

© Paul Wyeth/ OC Events
From www.extremesailingseries.com
-Yann Guichard and his crew on Groupe Edmond de Rothschild have won the third round of the 2010 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Kiel with a race to spare – an unusual occurrence on this circuit that normally sees every event go to the wire in the final double points race. However, there was no stopping Guichard who took control of the German event yesterday, unseating Britain’s Mike Golding from the top of the leaderboard. Today the French team scored four 1st places and two 4th places in the six fleet races: “I think that’s the best event we have ever done,” said Guichard. “We were in the match since the first day, our manoeuvres got better and better and the last two days were almost perfect. We enjoyed ourselves onboard and the results speak for themselves. Sometimes, like today, things just go well - we could have had 10 races today and I’m sure it would’ve been just as fine!”
-More info and videos at
www.extremesailingseries.com
Extreme Sailing Series™ Kiel Overall Results
1st Groupe Edmond de Rothschild 167 points
2nd Ecover Sailing Team 142 points
3rd The Wave, Muscat 128 points
4th Oman Sail Masirah 125 points
5th The Ocean Racing Club 125 points
6th Red Bull Extreme Sailing 99 points
7th Groupama 40 92 points
8th Wirsol Team Germany 67 points
9th Audi Sailing Team Germany 61 points

C-Class: Cup for Canadian defenders Eaton&Clarke


Photo: Cristophe Launay - www.sealaunay.com Fred Eaton and Magnus Clarke on 'Canaan'

Photo: Cristophe Launay- www.sealaunay.com Glenn Ashby and Spithill on Alpha

Photo: Cristophe Launay - www.sealaunay.com

Photo: Cristophe Launay - www.sealaunay.com

Photo: Cristophe Launay - www.sealaunay.com
All Photos courtesy of Cristophe Launay www.sealaunay.com
Report From New York yacht Club official event website www.nyyc.org
The defenders had an edge with their wing in dowind legs, but they also manage the Math Race attacks from the dream team, and sailed like the experienced champs they are.
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NEWPORT, RI, August 28, 2010 -- If wing technology didn’t have everyone’s attention after BMW Oracle Racing’s victorious 33rd America’s Cup, it definitely does now after the International C-Class Catamaran Championship won by Canadian Defenders Fred Eaton and Magnus Clarke, hosted at the New York Yacht Club's Harbour Court Clubhouse August 22-28. The high speeds and almost instant acceleration of cambered foils had members of America’s Cup syndicates, top designers and all sailors in awe.
Canadian C Class Catamaran Team of Eaton, Clarke, Steve Killing, Rob Paterson and Rossi Milev have been along for the entire ride, one way or another. Clarke, Paterson and Milev took six months off from their C-Class program to manage wing protection for the largest wingmast ever built for a race-boat: BMW Oracle’s 223 foot (68 meter) tall wing. Reunited in March, their team brought four wings to the International C Class Catamaran Championship on Narragansett Bay this past week.
“Upwind the camber is moderate, but downwind with the flap set at 40 degrees, the wing will produce almost double the force of an equal area soft sail,” explains Killing.
Eaton and Clarke raced Killing’s latest design, Canaan, to a thrilling victory today in the final day of match racing...
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More on http://www.nyyc.org/CCLASS/

Also at Oracle Racing Blog http://bmworacleracingblog.blogspot.com/
and Sailing Anarchy www.sailinganarchy.com also check their LIVE coverage replays at http://www.justin.tv/onthewateranarchy

Watch Sailing Anarchy Little Americas Cup LIVE coverage

Fast Lane: Darren Bundock´s C2 onboard ride


Excellent video to analyze tack,jybe, trap and transition technics by Bundock and Jeroen Van Leeuwen flying in high winds racing in Belguim with an F20 Carbon on some shots-
From Bundy´s Twitter:
- Had a great race againts Hans Bouscholte on the F20, pace 4 pace. 14mins ahead of next F18.
- Just arrived home from BEL Euro Cats Cup long distance, big race in 22knts & big waves. Sailing with Jeroen Van Leeuwen on the C2 to win.

F18: Hugh Styles dominated UK Nationals

No more info or pics without watermark available, thanks to Simon Northrop from Northrop Sails for the news
Great 3 days racing at the UK Nats this year, very hot fleet but with Styles dominating after Rob Wilson suffered a broken Mast in Race 2.
37 Boats, Results here - http://www.wyc.org.uk/results/F18_Nationals_August_1.htm
Photos Here - http://www.championmarinephotography.co.uk/galleries/F18%20Nationals%202010/index.htm

R Bow Helm Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Ps
1 10 Hugh Styles Chris Rashley 1 (3) 1 1 2 1 1 7
2 23 Jon Worthington Sebastian Greber 5 1 4 3 1 (8) 6 20
3 26 Matt Humphreys Luke Yates 3 5 3 6 (9) 2 5 24
4 34 David White Jon Sweet 8 2 2 (DNC) 3 3 11 29
5 7 Stuart Gummer Ryan Crawford 6 4 7 2 10 (30) 2 31
6 31 Grant Piggott Robby-Jon Garcka (12) 8 6 8 5 7 4 38
7 17 Adam Piggott aka Piglet Lewis Crawford 4 13 5 4 (DNC) 14 3 43
8 35 Tim Neal Bob Fry 7 6 (BFD) 5 4 12 14 48
9 36 Simon Northrop Tom Walker 13 11 9 9 (DNC) 11 8 61
10 25 Oli Northrop Jeremy Carter 14 7 14 7 6 17 (21) 65

A-Cat Dutch Nats


No more pics available---
Sent by Kees Krieger
Windy on A-Class Dutch Championships in Hellevoetsluis.
Friday, August 27 came up over 40 A-Cats at the start of the Dutch Championship, including European Champion Bob Baier, former Dutch champion Matthias Dietz, Swiss Champion Chris Field and many others. Regatta-officer Menno Vercouteren planned 4 races to sail on a windy Friday (16-24 knots), after which the provisional ranking was Chris Field on a DNA in the lead, Bob Baier on an Nikita second and third Sjoerd Hoekstra on a Tool. These leaders sailed all with curved boards, so straight boards belong to the past in A-class history..
Saturday morning there was possibly even more wind than Friday, so after one race was decided to return to shore. The fifth race was won by Chris Field, who is probably the new Dutch champion.

http://www.hellecat.nl/
http://www.a-cat.nl/onk-a-cat-2010.html


http://www.hellecat.nl/wedstrijden/uitslagen/2010/acat29082010.html

P
Sail

Boat

R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
R6
Sailor
Tot
Net

1 GBR 007
DNA
1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 (DNC) Chris Field 51.0 6.0
2 14


2.0 (4.0) 4.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 Bob Baier 17.0 13.0
3 NED 2
tool III
3.0 2.0 (5.0) 5.0 4.0 1.0 sjoerd hoekstra 20.0 15.0
4 NED 28
DNA
4.0 ( DNC) 2.0 1.0 5.0 3.0 Pieterjan Dwarshuis 60.0 15.0
5 GBR 33
Tool
7.0 8.0 9.0 (13.0) 11.0 4.0 Nigel Lovett 52.0 39.0
6 GER 85
Flyer II
10.0 6.0 8.0 8.0 (13.0) 7.0 Guido Schulte 52.0 39.0
7 ESP 2007
Schurrer G5
9.0 7.0 10.0 10.0 6.0 ( DNC) Micky Todd 87.0 42.0
8 NED 106
Tool
11.0 9.0 (13.0) 12.0 10.0 6.0 Eric Lampier 61.0 48.0
9 NED 8
Tool
13.0 11.0 12.0 7.0 8.0 (DNC) Theo van Hilten 96.0 51.0
10 NED 95
DNA
(DNC) 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 DNC roeland wentholt 103.0 58.0

C-Class: LAC, Photos by Cristophe Launay


Photo: Cristophe Launay www.sealaunay.com - Current leaders, Ashby Spithill

Photo: Cristophe Launay www.sealaunay.com - Defender Fred Eaton

Photo: Cristophe Launay www.sealaunay.com

Photo: Cristophe Launay www.sealaunay.com-Orion with a broken chainplate

Photo: Cristophe Launay www.sealaunay.com-Steve Clark capsized and broke his wing

Photo: Cristophe Launay www.sealaunay.com - Wild Thing for Ashby-Spithill
All Photos courtesy of Cristophe Launay www.sealaunay.com
More Little Americas Cup info at:
nyyc.org

www.littleac.com
Forums at www.sailinganarchy.com

a Little Americas Cup ... Multihull Match Racing Preview


Photo by Christophe Launay
Broadcat by Sailing Anarchy OTW -
Race 1: justin.tv/onthewateranarchy/b/268953964
Check 44:15 - 46:15 and 1:04
"Multihulls can´t match race..." Well just check the 1st fleet race broadcast by sailing Anarchy of the Little Americas Cup being held at the New York Yatch Club and think again.
Today fleet racing for the C-Class cats, sadly Steve Clark capsized going upwind after a good start.
So the show was all for Ashby -Spithill with Alpha and defenders Fred Eaton-Magnus Clarke on Canaan, both boats engaged in a too close match race that was only over right at the finish line with a win for the Australians.
You can start watching at 44:15 for a downwind speed and extreme (almost capsized a few times) of Glenn Ashby and Jimmy Spithill at 23knots, then at 1:04 a super close finish against the defender, Canadian Fred Eaton's. Both boats have the same platform but wings are a generation apart. Nevertheless they provided an excellent teaser for things to come in the 'big' AC.
Again a great effort by Sailing Anarchy with John Casey as a host-

More info at nyyc.org/archives_public/article_834/
www.littleac.com
Team Sail # R1 R2 R3 Tot
Alpha AUS 1 1 1 2 4
Canaan CAN 9 2 2 1 5
Invictus GBR 38 3 4 3 10
Patient Lady VI FRA 2 7 3 4 14
Aethon USA 104 7 7 7 21
Orion CAN 8 7 7 7 2

Hobie 16 Worlds: Open qualy


Open Qualifying - Overall Results-55 boats
1 FRA C.Renaud/V.Berger Total pts: 30 (5,10,3,2,1,2,2,5,55)
2 FRA A.Cailleux/T.Galea Total pts: 38 (1,11,2,1,6,55,5,8,4)
3 KOR K.Kim/M.Song Total pts: 53 (4,6,6,10,2,10,11,4,55)
4 KOR D.Kim/J.Kim Total pts: 56 (15,5,8,14,10,8,4,6,1)
5 FRA S.Eyssartier/A.Angibaud Total pts: 59 (55,9,7,6,16,9,6,3,3)
6 KOR J.Jun/G.Jeong Total pts: 82 (9,3,13,11,22,17,1,19,9)
7 KOR Y.Son/J.Shim Total pts: 92 (10,30,18,7,7,6,26,7,11)
8 KOR P.Byeong Ki/Y.Hae Kwang Total pts: 93 (10,10,21,8,4,7,23,16,17)
9 AUS C.Hancock/P.Pietromonaco Total pts: 93 (14,20,5,13,19,13,13,11,5)
10 AUS L.Macfarlane/I.Macfarlane Total pts: 100 (13,14,15,16,8,15,7,15,13)

www.hobieworlds.com
hobiechinaworlds.blogspot.com/

Dutch A-Class Nats: August 27-29

by Kees Krijger. Record number of entries for Dutch Nationals A-Class Catamaran.
"For the first time in the history of the Dutch A-Class, there are more than 40 entries for the Dutch Championship. This year it will be held from 27 till August 29 at Hellevoetsluis, featuring the Swiss Meister and vice-meister at the start, respectively Chris Field and Roeland Wentholt. The current European Champion Bob Baier is expected and apparently Mischa Heemskerk will come as well.
Matthias Dietz will defend his title, but the question is if he can withstand the new Dutch-catamaran DNA, which competes with seven boats in the championship"
www.a-cat.nl/
www.a-cat.nl/participants-onk-a-cat-2010.html

C-Class: Little Americas Cup at Newport


Photo: Christophe Launay at NYYC Web - Canadian defender, Canaan, looking sharp


Photos above and below: Christophe Launay at NYYC Web
MONDAY, AUGUST 23
Report from New York Yacht Club event Website-
Racing has been canceled for the day. 30+ knots this afternoon.
More info at
http://nyyc.org/CCLASS/ and http://nyyc.org/home/
Left: Current cup holder, canadian Fred Eaton with C-Class legend Steve Clark. Also Glenn Ashby and James Spithill are competing
More pics here


John Casey is covering the event Live with SailingAnarchy OTW
COMPETITORS at www.littleac.com
Boat Sail # Helm Crew
Canaan CAN 009 Fred Eaton Magnus Clarke
Aethon USA 002 Steve Clark Oliver Moore
Invictus GBR 001 Paul Larsen Helena Darvelid
Patient Lady VI FRA 002 Antoine Koch Jérémie Lagarrigue
Alpha CAN 004 Glenn Ashby Jimmy Spithill
Orion CAN 002 Dan Cunningham Rob Paterson

Argentine designer, Juan K, checking the C-Class wings, trying to 'absorve' some knowledge as he will be designing an Americas Cup challenger boat for sure (not Origin of course) . Argentine Tornado ace and Naval Architect , Santi Lange is currently working with Juan in his design office. Team Origin has lost some talent for their next AC campaign...
Photo: Christophe Launay at NYYC Web

The New Hydroptere launch


"Photo Gilles Martin-Raget / L'Hydroptere"

"Photo Gilles Martin-Raget / L'Hydroptere"

"Photo Gilles Martin-Raget / L'Hydroptere"

"Photo Gilles Martin-Raget / L'Hydroptere"
Sent by Gilles Martin Raget www.martin-raget.com :
L'Hydroptere.ch was christened today at Decision SA in Ecublens (Switzerland).
More infos at www.hydroptere.com
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Alinghi's D35 style plarform for this new Hydroptere (scaled version). Check this post and www.hydroptere.ch for more info about the different Hydropteres

Hobie 16 Worlds: Women and Youths


Photo: Hobieclass.com

Photo: Hobieclass.com

Photo: Hobieclass.com

Photo: Hobieclass.com
"In a convincing display of consistent sailing, Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin from Australia today won the Hobie 16 Youth World Championships in Weihai, China. The Womens World Championships was a much closer affair with Natalie and Jasmine Hill, also from Australia holding off Charlotte Picou and Julie Avron from France.
In perfect sailing conditions, the Race Committee today had a slightly different wind direction to play with. Still predominantly offshore, the weather mark was away from the high rise hotels along the beachfront, resulting in significantly more consistent breeze across the course. The morning started in perfect conditions in a temperature of 30 degrees and 16 knots of breeze. The wind built steadily finishing off the morning session in a solid 20 knot breeze. With the flat water, boats were at maximum speed..." www.HobieClass.com
Results

Zandvoort NAM-Race


Photo: Rob Bossink Foto Site

Photo: Rob Bossink Foto Site

Photo: Rob Bossink Foto Site
Photos from NAM Race web www.wvz.vuurwerk.nl, check gallery by Rob Bossink at www.rbossink.nl
"Zandvoort NAN-REM Race was held under force 5 winds.
For some sailors it was a a bit too much, and some decided not to start or continue race halfway and got back.
The line honors for Peter Vink and Samie Leitner on their Nacra F20 Carbon followed by Darren Bundock and Jeroen van Leeuwen that finally won on corrected time."

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The Nacra F20 is slowly replacing the M20 as the Long range machine. And being OD will also help to create a larger fleet that the M20 ever had, if any.
Good move for Nacra entering this niche market on the already niche Catamran racing world.
Bundock gathering momentum and hours on the new C2, winning the Long distance and dominating the course racing with four bullets.

Full Results
NAM RACE Long Distance
Pos Crew
Boat Rating Elapsed Corrected
1 Bundock Darren Leeuwen van Jeroen C2 100 02:51:48 02:51:48
2 Heemskerk,Mischa Tentij, Bastiaan Hobie Wildcat 100 02:56:25 02:56:25
3 Geijsen Wim Capelle van Rico Nacra infusion 100 02:59:10 02:59:10
4 Vink Peter Lietner Samie Nacra F20 89 02:40:11 02:59:59
5 Beattie Adam Helden van Marja Nacra infusion 100 03:05:30 03:05:30
6 Brouwer Carolijn Wardley Liz Viper 104 03:13:00 03:05:35
7 Veenman Jorden Munck de Mischa Hobie Wildcat 100 03:06:50 03:06:50
8 Dam van Coert Dam van Marius Nacra infusion 100 03:08:16 03:08:16
9 Loos, Gerard Ruitenburg, Pieter Hobie Tiger 100 03:09:11 03:09:11
10 Dijke, van, Piet Klijnsma, Renco Nacra Infusion 100 03:10:30 03:10:30

Course Racing
Full Results
pos Rating Crew
Boat R1 R2 R3 R4 Tot Net
1 100 Bundock Darren Leeuwen van Jeroen C2 1 -1 1 1 4 3
2 100 Heemskerk, Mischa Tentij, Bastiaan Hobie Wildcat 2 -2 2 2 8 6
3 100 Geijsen Wim Capelle van Rico Nacra infusion 3 3 3 (DNS) 51 9
4 100 Beattie Adam Helden van Marja Nacra infusion 5 5 4 (DNS) 56 14
5 104 Brouwer Carolijn Wardley Liz Viper 6 -7 6 4 23 16
6 100 Dam van Coert Dam van Marius Nacra infusion 8 4 -12 6 30 18
7 100 Loos, Gerard Ruitenburg, Pieter Hobie Tiger 9 8 -10 5 32 22
8 100 Breur Hans Everaars Roel Nacra F18 11 -10 7 8 36 26
9 100 Dijke, van, Piet Klijnsma, Renco Nacra Infusion 10 (DNF) 9 7 68 26
10 100 Bos, van den, Cees Schrader Erik Nacra Infusion 14 -12 8 9 43 31
11 100 Duinmeijer, Rik Alessie, Corstiaan Nacra Infusion 12 -11 11 11 45 34
12 100 Paumen, Bas Ruiter, de, Mark Hobie Wildcat 15 -14 13 10 52 38
13 100 Helden van Christa Visser Thijs Nacra infusion DNF -9 5 3 59 50
14 100 Elhorst, Mathijn Schouten, Peter Hobie Tiger 23 13 15 (DNS) 93 51
15 100 Frentzen Joyce Frentzen Robert Hobie Tiger 21 16 16 (DNS) 95 53