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South American championship 2017 - Day 4

How is sailing in bay of Rio de la Plata? We ask ourselves the same question every day. Only one thing is for sure. It's not a easy place to sail. Local knowledge definitely pays of in ever-changing conditions here on the future YOG venue.

Posted by International Windsurfing Association on Thursday, 16 November 2017
South American championship 2017 - Day 3

Day #3 of the South American windsurfing championships, lesson #3 on future YOG venue. But it was about much more then just windsurfing today. First the heat was on, then we raced on speed boats, celebrated dancing in the rain and ice was falling from the sky to cool down the evening sodas.

Posted by International Windsurfing Association on Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Foil and Fin!
Posted On:  03/11/2017 08:49:00

How do you ensure you get the best of both worlds?  RSConvertible Class has the answer. Here at the first RSXConvertible Championships in the Azores the competitors were able enjoy the experience of racing in both modes.

Another 5 races completed today in challenging conditions.  First two races with the foil fitted, wind less than ideal, gusting from 15 to 25 knots. All but one youth sailor was able to complete both races.

After a short break, with wind averaging 20 knots, 3 races were completed in fin mode on a "figure of 8" slalom course. All competitors finished all races.

The general reaction from all sailors as they came ashore - exhilarated, but exhausted. Ready for more tomorrow? - "you bet we are!"

Thomas Goyard, (FRA-3), maintains his lead in the men's fleet - despite an OCS (over early at the start) of race 9, the first slalom race of the championship. However, he recovered well from that disappointment to win the last race of the day.

Sebastian Kornum (DEN-24) and Julien Bontemps (FRA-6) continue their battle for the final 2 podium places.
 
In the women's fleet Maelle Gilbaud (FRA-5) confirmed her dominance in either mode, and looks to have an unassailable lead in the overall rankings. However, she did not have it all her own way - Marina Alabau (ESP-5) won the final slalom race of the day.

On coming ashore Marina exclaimed, "that was fun .... but now I suddenly feel I can do no more!"

Until, of course, tomorrow  and another day's racing at Praia da Vitoria on the Island of Terceira.

Stay tuned!





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