Posted On: 13/10/2018 09:12:48
Alexandros Kalpogiannakis (GRE) and Giorgia Speciale (ITA) became the first sailors to take the title of 2018 Youth Olympic Champions at the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition, held out of Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The first Medal Races in Sailing were held in the Girl's and Boys Windsurfing class, with both fleets completing 11 races in the series over the course of the competition. A seventh-place finish in the Medal Race - his lowest fleet race score of the week - was enough for Kalpogiannakis to wrap up gold. ......( more )
Posted On: 12/10/2018 10:03:14
Ahead of Friday's Medal Race, the battle to claim a spot on the podium amplified in the Windsurfing class at the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition at Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Shifting winds on the coldest day of the week so far brought new challenges for the Girl's and Boy's fleets, but both were able to complete three races each. However, Tuesday's postponed slalom elimination race could not be finished, and will be abandoned. ......( more )
Posted On: 11/10/2018 13:22:02
With lighter windspeeds than the previous day, all three classes were able to race. Windsurfing reverted back to fleet racing.
In Girl's and Boy's Windsurfing, the overall leaders remained unchanged as Giorgia Speciale (ITA) and Alexandros Kalpogiannakis (GRE) kept up their excellent form on the water. ......( more )
Posted On: 10/10/2018 09:37:48
Argentinean athletes are coming to the forefront on their home waters as the breeze came to town on the third day of competition at the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition.
Held out of Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina, the venue had the best conditions of the competition so far as all three classes were able to sail a good complement of races. The Techno 293+ managed a slalom race and a fleet race and the Kiteboarding were affected by the postponement of the fourth race at the end of the day.......( more )
Posted On: 08/10/2018 11:25:07
In light winds, Italian and Greek windsurfers took an early advantage on the first day of racing at the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition being held out of Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Girl's and Boy's Windsurfing fleets were first up at the Games, starting one day ahead of Boy's and Girl's Kiteboarding and the Mixed Nacra 15 fleet, all of which begin competing tomorrow.......( more )
Posted On: 08/10/2018 11:15:21
The third Youth Olympic Games, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, between 6-18 October 2018, will welcome 100 sailors from 44 different nations.
Five sailing events will take place at Club Nautico San Isidro in the Argentine capital, including debuts for two classes - Girl's and Boy's Kiteboarding (Twin Tip Racing) and the Mixed Multihull (Nacra 15). Elsewhere, Girl's and Boy's Windsurfing (Techno 293+) will return for its third consecutive Games. ......( more )
Posted On: 22/09/2018 08:51:27
37 competitors from 14 countries representing 3 continents registered for the inaugural Formula Windsurfing Foil World Championship in Portimao, Portugal. Multiple champions from the world of windsurfing are competing here for the title, in a discipline that is fast developing and gaining worldwide attention. ......( more )
Posted On: 21/09/2018 11:59:28
Portimao Windsurfing Worlds have delivered at the very last minute. After five days being patient paid off and we have our new Raceboard Masters and Formula Windsurfing world champions.
The raceboarders with a wind range allowing them to sail in much lighter conditions than the planing Formula Windsurfing class were able to complete 6 races during the course of the championship. Joao Rodrigues made the home crowd proud with a dominant performance:......( more )
Posted On: 21/09/2018 11:46:47
Former President: Bruno de Wannemaeker
31 years as Executive Committee Member of IFCA and 17 years as the IFCA Class President
Olympic Events involvement:
- 2008, Beijing,
- 2012 London
- 2016 Rio ......( more )
Posted On: 19/09/2018 09:10:18
Six races in total, four of them for the Raceboard Masters and two for Formula Windsurfing, concluded the third day of the Portimao Windsurfing Worlds. It was the first day when racing was possible with the Race Committee using the conditions to the full.
Racing was planned from 13:00 and the wind almost came on time. With just a short delay both classes were called out for racing. Raceboard starting first followed shortly by Formula Windsurfing. Sunny and breezy, the first two races were concluded in over ten knots.......( more )
Posted On: 18/09/2018 12:30:25
It is a real test of patience in Portimao, Portugal, where 61 windsurfers are still waiting for the first races of the championships.
Two days and no racing. This does not happen often, especially in the Raceboard class, but that is part of the game. ......( more )
Posted On: 18/09/2018 12:16:52
A record breaking event for the International Funboard Class Association at the Waterz 2018 IFCA Slalom World Championship for Men & Women which took place from the 9th through the 14th of September in Hvide Sande, Denmark.......( more )
Posted On: 14/09/2018 14:41:58
Finally, with an easy going morning under very nice sunshine, the competitors were put on hold. Wind conditions too light for suitable racing, so a little break for everyone after 3 days of pure adrenaline action here in Hvide Sande. Later in the afternoon the races could finally start in winds from 14 to 16 knots. The Race director prepared a new slalom racing course with 1 less mark (4) and longer reaching legs than the previous days, to ensure maximum speeds in the smooth gusty wind conditions.......( more )
Posted On: 14/09/2018 13:28:45
The ID2CA 2018 European Championship took place 4-9 September in Portoroz, Slovenia, a famous sailing spot and a well known tourist destination.
The weather was almost Mediterranean - warm and sunny, except a short interval on Friday 7/9, but the wind was very light sea breeze from 6 to 9 knots. ......( more )
Posted On: 13/09/2018 13:01:21
Another great racing day in Hvide Sande with a tricky mixture of weather, gusty wind conditions and multiple delays during the races. The competitors experience distress on making the right decisions on equipment selection, due to the shifty winds that blew from 15 up to 20 knots across the racing area throughout the day.......( more )
Posted On: 12/09/2018 09:26:17
Dimmed morning light, blazing clouds and showers on the second competition day. The fierce winds from 18 to 35 knots, allowing most of the competitors to start the races on their medium sized equipment. Later during the windy afternoon changes were made to the smallest equipment registered for this championship.......( more )