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Posted On:  23/07/2016 10:23:08

This year Sopot hosted the very first European Championship of the new Youth Olympic windsurfing class, the Techno293 Plus.  46 competitors from 13 countries competed in the regatta. During the five days of racing the race committee managed to conduct all 15 planned races including a marathon race and slalom.  Proving that the class is versatile and suitable for different race formats.......( more )

Posted On:  22/07/2016 09:14:06

Check out the event video of the EFPT Lanzarote 2016!  We are looking back on four action packed days with an amazing fleet and crew!  See for yourself!

Thanks to PRO Center Antxon Otaegui, all the local sponsors and all the EFPT partners! We are looking forward to seeing you all next year!
Perfect Conditions followed by Light Winds in Sopot
Posted On:  21/07/2016 09:45:16

Perfect windsurfing conditions on Tuesday allowed for the fleet to complete two course races and a marathon alongside the beaches of Sopot.  Wednesday was a beautiful day and sailors preferring light wind conditions were on top form in the two races.  Locals Karolina Lipinska and Marcin Urbanowicz are leading in both men's and women's fleets after 9 races.

Results, tracking, photos and full coverage on the event website.

Techno 293 Plus European Championships Under Way
Posted On:  18/07/2016 11:38:27

Racing has started today for the 46 competitors from 13 countries, including three non-European countries, at the Techno 293 Plus European Championships hosted by Sopot Sailing Club, Poland. 

Follow the action via the Event Website with live tracking, and live updates on Twitter .
Posted On:  17/07/2016 12:22:02

Unfamiliar weather conditions as the day started out cloudy after an early morning rainfall.  After the 10.00 am skippers meeting competitors prepared their light wind gear, on standby until about an hour later wind measured 10 to 14 knots, gusts up to 16, on the finish boat.......( more )

Posted On:  13/07/2016 18:00:08

The 2016 IFCA Aruba Hi-Winds Pan American Slalom Championships kicked off with racing action on the first day.

The skippers meeting was held at 10:00 and the first races started somewhat after 11:00.
The Seniors the highest level of entrees was scheduled first followed by the up and coming Youth talents. The Juniors and Masters sailed in a full fleet heat format.......( more )
Posted On:  12/07/2016 13:01:36

3 "Regatta" racers on the menu for the last day of competition with 8 knots of breeze required tactical and physical skills.

The drama came from the women's fleet. Taina Postec had led the whole week of racing but lost her first place under the attack of Louise Lebars who claimed the 2016 European title at the end of the day.  Taina had to settle for second place and Capucine Marsaudon finished third.......( more )

Posted On:  09/07/2016 17:02:42

The  tension on the water at the 2016 RS:X European & Youth European Windsurfing Championships in Helsinki, Finland was fully loaded as Medal Races across the four fleets drew to a close. Many podium finishers from six days of racing here in Hernesaari will feature on the pedestal of the 2016 Rio Olympics, starting in 27 days.......( more )

Posted On:  08/07/2016 13:22:45

The second to last day began with a strange wind direction, so that the course had to be adapted to the new direction from northeast instead of northwest. As a consequence of the change, in the first heat Leonid Judin was confused and wanted to ride to the third instead of the first mark. When he realised it, he had already gone so far downwind, that he had to do two tacks to pass the first mark. ......( more )

Posted On:  07/07/2016 10:27:07

3 tactical "Regatta" races in shifty winds up to 12 knots gathered windsurfers in the beautiful bay of Loctudy. Plenty of sun, clear blue sky and Caribbean waters style turned this first day of Championships to a success.

In the Women's fleet, France with Taina Salette takes the lead ahead of Le Bars Louise and Spanish racer Emone Bohorques Andrea.

France again, dominated the Men fleet with Salette Florian, Guerin Pierre, and Abiven Maxime respectively 1st, 2nd and 3rd.......( more )

Posted On:  07/07/2016 10:13:01

The biggest windsurfing club in Europe, a place we all love for the atmosphere, hospitality and challenging sailing conditions, will host another big event again. The world's biggest windsurfing class BIC TECHNO 293 is coming to SOPOT for the BIC Techno 293 Plus and BIC Techno 293 One design European championships. See you all in Poland.

Posted On:  05/07/2016 14:49:11

Around 18 knots and flat water caused perfect conditions on Day 2.   The B Final of the third elimination was the first race for Philip Adamidis from Greece, who had difficulties with his flight and missed the first day. It didn't take him long time to get used to the conditions in Soma Bay and he scored second place behind Erkan Morgan from Turkey, who was the leader in the total results so far.......( more )

RS:X Championships Kick Off in Helsinki
Posted On:  05/07/2016 10:06:47

209 athletes from 33 nations and 5 continents have gathered in Helsinki to test themselves at the final title event before stepping up to the biggest challenge of all at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  It's especially great to see so many athletes taking part from outside Europe; for example Japan, Oman, Hong Kong, Seyshelles, Aruba, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, here in Helsinki.

Posted On:  04/07/2016 12:18:10

Lagos was the 5th event of the Formula Windsurfing Portugal Series 2016, and the last one in summer time.  The final event of the series will be at the end of September in Ponta Delgada on the Island of Sao Miguel in the Azores.
 
The first day forecast was very good with winds from medium to strong in the afternoon. The skippers meeting was at 13.00 and the first possible race was at 14.30. At the time of the skippers meeting the wind was already blowing with gusts more than 20 knots. ......( more )

Posted On:  03/07/2016 17:10:03

It was the first day of competition and everyone was excited about the wind, weather and especially the races. At 10 am the skippers meeting took place in which the judges explained the modalities of the competition, the course and some general facts of the Slalom Event. The 12 Masters and Grandmasters were divided into two heats, which led into the finals A and B. Because of just 6 competitors in the category Youth, they could directly make the eliminations.......( more )

Posted On:  28/06/2016 17:21:37

SurfMotion is ready and happy to welcome you to the IFCA Slalom Youth & Masters World Championship 2016 at the SurfMotion center of Soma Bay, in Egypt.

After registration on the 1st, the races will start on 2nd of July, about 50km south of Hurghada.  Right now the team of SurfMotion is working hard to prepare an extraordinary event, which will provide excellent conditions for all racers, the officials and the spectators.......( more )
Posted On:  14/06/2016 10:40:11

After an exciting week full of races and battles on the water, a very successful Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge has come to an end. After several years without an official World Championship, this year the Dunkeberck GPS Speed Challenge hosted the ISWC World Championship, with more than 50 competitors from 10 different countries fighting for the World Crown in both the Men's and Women's categories.......( more )

Posted On:  13/06/2016 13:08:25

The ID2CA has appointed former Olympic and World Championships multi medalists Bruce Kendall, Scott Steele, Alain Cadre and Jonas Davidson as Key Team Members of ID2CA Technical Committee.
 
Appointed by the Class Executive Committee (EC), the TC role is, among other things, to advise about Class Rules, rules interpretations and abuse of rules, proposed amendments to Class Rules, build specifications and measurement forms, as well as overseeing measurement checks at officially sanctioned DII Events.......( more )

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