Posted On: 17/01/2017 18:04:38
The notorious Lancelin wind finally came through just after lunch time, with competitors anxious to get in the water at Ledge Point and compete for the title of fastest windsurfer, kitesurfer or paddler in the Lancelin Ocean Classic.
Windsurfers and kitesurfers entered the water at the same time, delivering an absolute spectacle on the horizon for onlookers on the beach. The competition was tooth and nail between Allen and kitesurfer Alty Frisby.......( more )
Posted On: 17/01/2017 11:46:41
The 36th Singapore Open Windsurfing Championships featured a few classes but it was the RS One Class that dominated with 42 windsurfers competing in that class - 25 men, 12 women and 5 'grandmasters'.......( more )
Posted On: 06/01/2017 15:01:09
At the beginning of December the American Windsurfing Tour (AWT) released their 2017 tour calendar and at the same time announced a change of their name to International Windsurfing Tour (IWT). We hooked up with Sam Bittner, who founded the tour 7 years ago, because we wanted to know more about the background of this change of name.Interview with Sam Bittner on ContinentSeven
Free 2017 Calendar Downloads
Posted On: 06/01/2017 13:18:25
Patrik Pollak has produced stunning 2017 calendars for both the Bic Techno 293 and Raceboard Classes. Have you downloaded yours yet?
Make sure that after printing the pair pages you twist the papers 180 degrees because the calendar binds according to the picture
Digital Technology Making It Easier to Race by the Rules
Posted On: 06/01/2017 12:24:32
Introducing the World Sailing App. Compiled by World Sailing, (the international authority for sailing) The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) govern all aspects of yacht racing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and dinghy racing, and it's up to each competitor, race official and coach to know them.
Now a nifty downloadable App, compiled by World Sailing (the international authority for sailing) in partnership with the RYA, the App gives full access to the latest published Racing Rules of Sailing (2017-2020). In addition, the App gives access to case studies, call books and guidance notes, making the rules more user friendly and accessible wherever you are. Full article . . .
Posted On: 02/01/2017 13:15:08
With incoming World Sailing president Kim Andersen
Seahorse: What made you consider running for this new position?
Kim Andersen: Sailing is a sport with so much potential, we are a life sport. But I truly believe that we can also be a global sport, one that is attractive to participants of all ages and especially the youth. But over the years there was a growing sense of frustration among our members - the potential of World Sailing was not being fulfilled. There also seemed to be a lack of clarity in the process by which World Sailing was making decisions and this was impacting on the commercial success of the sport. ......( more )
Posted On: 02/01/2017 13:01:00
Hello all, it is my turn, in 2017, to assume the IWA's Presidency and I will do that with great pleasure.
The 2016 windsurfing year has been good and ended well. Despite the economic, political and social crises all around the world the windsurfing classes continue to work together successfully under the IWA umbrella. In addition, the future is ensured through the Techno 293, which continued its global progression, and the T293 Plus that finished very strongly in its first year and seems to want to follow the pathway of its little sister.......( more )
Posted On: 21/12/2016 10:56:25
One of the mysteries of sailing is why windsurfing is so massive in Europe, and unpopular in Australia. Australia has a perfect climate year-round for windsurfing, as opposed to some countries where sailors break the ice off the lake before going for a sail! And compared to so many other forms of sailing windsurfing is attractive, it is cheap, the gear is easy to transport and store, and you don't need crew!......( more )
Posted On: 19/12/2016 10:38:34
Gold medals tumbled in Auckland at the 2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championships as five winners were confirmed with a race to spare. Both RS:X titles were wrapped up in Auckland as Great Britain's Emma Wilson took the girls' title and Israel's Yoav Omer took the boys'. ......( more )
Posted On: 19/12/2016 10:11:42
Packed with action and fun shots from all over the world, this FREE calendar produced by Patrik Pollak is available to download now
Posted On: 15/12/2016 12:40:52
The American Windsurfing Tour is excited to announce that after seven successful years of growth, we are changing our name to the International Windsurfing Tour! New year, new name, new international stops, and the same great windsurf family you love! With half of the locations on our 10 stop tour outside the United States, the tour is now truly INTERNATIONAL. The AWT is now the IWT!......( more )
Posted On: 15/12/2016 12:23:17
The Formula Windsurfing World Championships 2017 will take place on Sylt (Germany). From May 30th to June 5th the World's best racers will travel to the island of Sylt to fight for the World title. Besides the prestigious title, the World Championships are offering a prize money of € 10,000.00. The FW World Championships will be the sportive highlight of the Summer Opening which is the official kick-off event for the season on Sylt. Over 100,000 spectators are expected to visit the Summer Opening. ......( more )