May 18, 2019

Volvo Nacra 17 Europeans 2019: Day 6 Results

All images Drew Malcolm / Nacra 17 Class Assoc , more pics at -
Tough day for Tita & Banti on lighter winds, still on their series of bullets they maintain the first overall, but not a great gap now between them and the top 6. Anything can happen in the Medal Race tomorrow where points are scored x2. Check official report below results for more details.

Medal Race will be streamed live, we will embed the stream here in CSN.

Top ten , complete results at

Pos Sail Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 F10 F11 F12 F13 F14 F15 F16 F17 Tot Net
1 ITA 26 Ruggero TITA Caterina BANTI  1 1 1 1 1 7 1 2 4 4 10 3 13 1 1 22 11 84 55
2 GBR 91 Ben SAXTON Nicola BONIFACE  1 6 6 5 2 1 6 7 1 12 8 5 8 5 2 1 2 78 59
3 GBR 21 John GIMSON Anna BURNET  6 4 2 1 1 2 3 2 2 1 6 2 23 15 3 8 9 90 61
4 DEN 71 Lin CENHOLT Cp LÜBECK  5 2 3 2 3 3 4 1 3 2 3 1 1 14 8 20 13 88 63
5 ARG 372 Mateo MAJDALANI Eugenia BOSCO  5 6 2 3 4 2 1 3 4 7 4 11 4 8 5 15 1 85 64
6 ITA 5 Vittorio BISSARO Maelle FRASCARI 2 3 1 3 2 4 12 1 5 15 1 4 10 18 6 3 7 97 67
7 NZL 22 Gemma JONES Jason SAUNDERS  4 4 3 4 3 11 2 8 2 3 9 17 3 13 20 2 22 130 97
8 ESP 28 Tara PACHECO Florian TRITTEL  3 1 4 2 (DNS) 3 9 5 7 8 7 6 6 24 27 17 4 162 106
9 AUT 3 Thomas ZAJAC Barbara MATZ  7 2 6 8 5 6 5 5 3 14 20 7 7 7 17 19 6 144 116
10 AUS 46 Nathan & Haylee OUTTERIDGE 11 8 11 5 9 5 11 11 7 5 19 19 12 4 15 4 5 161 131

Official report sent by the Nacra 17 Class Assoc -

Nacra 17: Tightening up at the Top
A light and tricky final day of fleet racing has mixed up the Nacra 17 leader board and made it an out and out battle for the top spots going into the medal race. Only 12 points separate the top 6 boats meaning anyone of them could come away with the win, but equally come away missing the podium altogether.

An incredible late surge from Ben Saxton and Nicola Boniface (GBR), clearly loving the lighter winds at the tail end of this week’s competition, have brought them into contention for the medals having been hanging outside all week. They scored a 1,2 today winning the day and putting leapfrogging themselves into second, only 4 points behind the leaders Ruggero Tita and Catarina

May 17, 2019

Volvo Nacra 17 Europeans 2019: Day 5 Results

Photo: Tita & Banti by Lloyd Iamges - Ruggero Tita & Caterina Banti aside having a 6th gear  they are also excellent sailors as well described byt the Live commentators today.
We are happy to see Lin Cenholt & Chritian Lubeck charging in second overall, the Danes were shutdown on an awful but legal tactic at the time a ticket to Rio 2016.
Third overall for local GBR crew John Gimson & Anna Burnet, lots of Brits in the top ten, showing a constant top level which we hope they can maintain for Tokyo 2020, these teams deserve a medal already counting past and current cycles.

4th overall for Mateo & Euge , two future champs and great kids, the best Arg sailing has to offer  for a solid long term future on multis along Dante Cittadini & Teresa Romairone, current Nacra 15 Youth Olympic Champs.

Watch Live Replay at

Top ten below , complete results and official event web at

America's Cup: AC75 foil arm testing successfully carried out at Persico Marine

Video & report sent by America's Cup media - More than interesting comments by Guillaume Verdier on the compromise to build a solid piece vs being too heavy to foil in light winds... reinventing the wheel, BUT, that's the way to innovate and go beyond, lets see if they can accomplish this goal on the raing racing course.
18th May 2019

The second round of structural testing of the one design AC75 foil arms has successfully been conducted at Persico Marine in Italy this week.

Comprehensive tests were undertaken over the course of three days, with more than 100 different load cycles applied to the foil arm and were the final step in the foil arm design and construction process which has been led by Luna Rossa Challenge. The focus can now turn towards completing the production of the foil arms before they are distributed to the teams, in preparation for the respective launches of their AC75s in the coming months.

The satisfactory result follows on from the first round of one design foil arm testing undertaken at

Volvo Nacra 17 Europeans 2019: Day 5 Live Stream

May 16, 2019

Volvo Nacra 17 Europeans 2019: Day 4 Results

Volvo Nacra 17 & 49er Europeans 2019 : Day 4 Live Stream for 49er fleet

Today is 49er & 49er Fx steam mainly. Nacra 17 current results & Day 3 report at

Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Day 10

Day 10 Report sent by Beverley J Simmons , Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Communications Director - More pics, info and live streams from the beach at
Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Day 10 – Wrightsville Beach, NC to Atlantic Beach, NC
The wind seemed steady, coming from the North – forecast was for 12 knots. The Skipper’s meeting was short – racers needed only to be at the line when the horn blew, as all boats completed the leg prior with little to no issues – again. Spirits were high that all was going to go well through the finish in Virginia. Not. So. Fast.

All three boats pushed off immediately at the final horn to commence the 68-mile leg to Atlantic Beach – It would be another upwind leg, with an anticipated downwind finish. The breeze had already started to drop – Teams Australia and TCDYC were double trapped and headed out, but by the time they reached the Northern pier 2 miles up shore, they were back on the boat, jockeying for

May 15, 2019

Volvo Nacra 17 Europeans 2019: Day 3

Powerful shot by Lloyd images from yesterday. Mateo Majdalani & Eugenia Bosco, the kids from Argentina are killing at the Europeans, sadly they wont have the chance to participate in Tokyo as an arrangement has been made with Lange.

Day 3, fleets currently racing, Race 7 done. Bullet for Tita & Banti and the other for the Arg kids above, Majdalani & Bosco.

Billy Besson & Marie Riou were doing quite well on the water but were assigned DPI penalty in the 3 races completed yesterday for not carrying a knife! Pity on the French crew trying to get back to rhythm.

Read official report with more details for Day 3  below results table.

Official event web with pics & results

Top ten after Day 3 & nine races:

Worrell 1000 Reunion Race: Day 9

Day 9 Report sent by Beverley J Simmons , Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Communications Director - More pics, info and live streams from the beach at
Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Day 9 – Surfside Beach, SC to Wrightsville Beach, NC
It was a beautiful, calm and cold morning. At least, it felt cold compared to the previous mornings on more Southerly shores. Winds were steady at 12 knots, from the NORTH – It would be an upwind leg for the majority of the 88-mile leg to Wrightsville Beach past Cape Fear. The forecast called for relatively calm seas, steady breezes and sunshine all day. The only possible snag? Frying Pan Shoals – a navigable line close to the shore was possible and the teams were all planning to try.

At 7:30am Team Texas (TCDYC) was already on the beach – They had enjoyed two, full legs

May 14, 2019

Volvo Nacra 17 Europeans 2019: Day 2

Worrell 1000 Reunion Race: Day 8

Report sent by Beverley J Simmons , Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Communications Director - More info and live streams from the beach at
Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Day 8 – Isle of Palms, SC to Surfside Beach, SC
It had been a long night. Team Cat in the Hat sustained significant damage to its boat. The port side hull had a 3-foot crack, the starboard hull had punctures, the trampoline needed to be resewn in multiple places. Team Australia also had to take the tramp completely off and find a shop for the repair. With the help of some local sailors, a loft was found to do the trampoline work – not an easy feat on a Sunday, let alone Mother’s Day. Brett White of Team Australia worked with folks from both damaged teams to do fiberglass work until three in the morning. The only team without repair work to be done was ironically – the one team that had major repairs done over the last 4 legs – and they were well aware of their good fortune.

At the Skipper’s meeting at 8am Monday – the Race Committee decided that closer inspection of all

May 13, 2019

Volvo Nacra 17 Europeans 2019: Day 1 Results

PWA Windsurf Foil @Yokosuka 2019: Day 4

Nacra 17 Europeans 2019: Shedule

Nacra 17 Europeans 2019 being held at Weymouth. Fleets currently racing in two groups. We'll update later check results at Nathan Outteridge returns while Waterhouse & Darmanin are not listed in R1 results , same for Lange & Carranza.

Nacra 17 Europeans Schedule:

- Monday 13 May 1055 Qualifying Races
- Tuesday 14 May 1055 Qualifying Races
- Wednesday 15 May 1055 Qualifying Races
- Thursday 16 May 1055 Qualifying or Fleet Races
- Friday 17 May 1055 Fleet Races
- Saturday 18 May 1055 Fleet Races
- Sunday 19 May 0955 Fleet Races
1500 Medal Races

Worrell 1000 Reunion Race: Day 7

Photo by Robert L Feldman more at Worrell 1000 reunion Race Fb. Day 7 Report sent by Beverley J Simmons , Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Communications Director
Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Day 7 – Tybee Island, GA to Isle of Palms, SC
With a scary forecast ahead, the Race Committee made the decision to start the race on time – 10am EST, for the leg from Tybee Island, GA to Isle Of Palms Beach, SC. The final horn sounded and all three teams pushed off into the low surf with speed and ease – All teams had kites up and were on their way within minutes of the beach launch. It would prove to be a Challenging day for the racers - a real mixed bag of weather. The day began with sunny skies and breezes of 10 knots – champagne sailing again? No. Mother Nature had a full line of thunderstorms planned. And she didn’t disappoint. 3 hours into the roughly 70-mile leg, the skies turned dark and pouring rain was clearly visible offshore.

The boats were being tracked with on-board SPOT trackers – satellite tracking units that send specific

May 11, 2019

Worrell 1000 Reunion Race: Lay Day

Report sent by Beverley J Simmons , Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Communications Director
Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Day 6 – Lay day in Tybee Island, GA (No Racing)
Teams are enjoying a well-earned day off from racing today. Needed maintenance and repairs are being completed in preparation for the 2nd half of the race. Many consider the first half to be merely a warm-up event for the more demanding conditions typical in the Carolinas. The Organizing Authority took advantage of the time to meet and discuss how things have gone so far, anticipated conditions, challenges ahead and the future of the race.

The forecast for the coming week calls for some wet & windy weather. Logistical planning includes the ferry rides on the outer banks and photo boats to catch some of the on-the-water action. Everyone is advised to have their foulies on stand-by. The last of the legs include:
Tybee Island to Isle of Palms, SC – 85 mile leg
Isle of Palms to Surfside Beach SC – 75 mile leg
Surfside to Wrightsville Beach, NC – 90 mile leg
Wrightsville to Atlantic Beach NC – 67 mile leg
Atlantic Beach to Hatteras, NC – 80 mile leg

Hatteras to Kill Devil Hills, NC – 72 mile leg
and the final leg – Kill Devil Hills to the finish at Virginia Beach, VA - 58 mile leg

Along the way, many Worrell Race fans have reached out wanting to be a part of the event. Media outlets in North & South Carolina plan to be at the start/finish beaches to cover the event for their local affiliates. Businesses at several checkpoints will be doing raffles, hosting parties and offering food & refreshments. Oceanfront9 ( out of Tidewater, VA will have a welcome celebration at the finish line and one of the event sponsors, The Raven Restaurant in Virginia Beach (, will play host to the Trophy Ceremony and final party.

The event will be streamed live via Facebook for the 1,000+ followers (and growing) to take virtual part in the festivities. There will also be an announcement regarding the one question people from around the world have been asking: Will there be another Worrell? Stay tuned to find out….
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May 9, 2019

Worrell 1000 Reunion Race: Official Daily Reports

Photo: Worrell 1000 Reunion Race, fb, more pics and Live streams:  -
Daily reports below sent by Beverley J Simmons , Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Communications Director . Official web
Worrell 1000 Reunion Daily Reports

Day 4
Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Leg 4 –Daytona Beach, FL to Jacksonville Beach, FL (approximately a 77 mile leg)

Excitement was high on the beach at Daytona, as all 3 boats were set for an on-time start, as late-
night repairs to team TCDYC’s boat were completed with the help of the Aussies and Team Cat in the Hat. It would be the first time since Leg 1 that all competitors pushed off at the sound of the final horn.

The forecast promised champagne sailing: 10-15 knots building throughout the day, sunny and warm. The surf at the start was nothing these veteran sailors couldn’t handle. The start from the previous morning had the Race Leader, Team Australia, delay their start at the horn to watch how team Cat in the Hat made it through. Not today – Both teams shoved off in a furious scramble with their ground crews shoving them through the first few layers of surf. But what about TCDYC? They opted for a 3-minute delayed start, not eager to push the freshly fixed boat. But – a 3-minute delay is far better than the 47-50 minute delays of the last two starts. They were all, kites up, on their way.

The race PRO drove the coastal road instead of the 95 – A few stops were made, as the racers could

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