Posted On: 20/11/2017 10:12:40
From 13th to 17th of November San Isidro Sailing Club in Buenos Aires hosted the 2017 South American Windsurfing Championships. The event was a great chance for the Techno293 Plus sailors to test the venue of the Youth Olympic Games in 2018.
That being, apart from talented sailors from the continent we also had some young windsurfers from the US, the Netherlands and Italy on the spot. ......( more )
Posted On: 18/11/2017 09:22:53
Day 5, the last day of competition at Club Nautico San Isidro, brought a good breeze enabling completion of the twelve race series for all Classes.
In the Raceboard fleet, Fernando Consorte (ARG-355) was the outstanding champion, finishing a clear 12 points of his nearest rival, Sergio Grigioni ARG-25 in second place, who was closely followed by Esteban de Pierris (ARG-24) taking the third place on the podium.......( more )
Posted On: 17/11/2017 10:28:54
Day 4, the penultimate racing day of the 2017 South American Championships at the San Isidro Sailing Club in Buenos Aires. The sun has returned, competitors are eager to get going, working their sails hard, and wondering what today will bring.
Peruvian coach, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, explained:......( more )
Posted On: 16/11/2017 10:51:02
It had been suggested that the during the first 2 days the competitors had seen everything that Buenos Aires had to offer but on the third day the wind was different yet again - lesson 3!
One of the guys here to prepare for the Olympic games is Jim Van Someren, following in the footsteps of his brother who gained a medal in the previous Youth Olympic games. ......( more )
Posted On: 15/11/2017 14:39:16
Day 2 of the 2017 South American windsurfing championships and Buenos Aires river delta is revealing more of its secrets. It was a beautiful but very tricky day with light wind and strong current. As Fernando Consorte said, "Olympic Conditions - pumping, pumping, pumping, pumping!"
This river has brought up many great champions and Coach Raul Saubidet explained why.......( more )
Posted On: 15/11/2017 08:29:26
Club Nautico San Isidro, venue of 2017 South American Windsurfing Championship, and the 2018 Youth Olympic Games Regatta, welcomed all with testing conditions. Light winds in the morning turned into a breezy afternoon that challenged all.
The club are hosting the continental championship in 4 World Sailing Classes - Raceboard, RS:X, Techno 293, and Techno 293 Plus.......( more )
Posted On: 09/11/2017 10:48:01
World Sailing has launched its Sustainability Agenda 2030, which sets out the world governing body's ambitious commitment to help create a better world through sport.
Sustainability Agenda 2030 was presented at today's Sustainability Forum at the 2017 Annual Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, by Mike Golding OBE, World Sailing Sustainability Commission Chairman and Dan Reading, World Sailing Sustainability Programme Manager.......( more )
Posted On: 04/11/2017 17:56:27
Thomas Goyard (FRA-3) and Maelle Gilbaud (FRA-5) are the first RS:X Convertible Class Champions at the end of five amazing days of competition in the beautiful bay of Praia da Vitoria, on the island of Terceira in the Azores.
Despite the poor forecast, the Race Committee was able to start on schedule at midday and the final two races of the competition series for both men and women were completed in good foiling conditions in 11 to 15 knots.......( more )
Posted On: 03/11/2017 17:39:29
The schedule for the day was 3 races back to back for the men and 4 races back-to-back for the women, leaving 2 races for both groups to complete on the last day. The women were asked if they would prefer 2 + 2 but they said 4 was best. Don't argue with a woman!
Foil racing was the order of the day and the women's race 11 started promptly at 12:00 in 7 to 11 knots of breeze. ......( more )
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.......( more )
Posted On: 02/11/2017 11:55:11
A fantastic day's racing in Praia Da Vitoria! 5 races - 3 back-to-back and then 2 more - in winds ranging from 8 to 15 knots. The day belonged to Thomas Goyard (FRA-3) with 3 bullets and 2 seconds and now he sits at the top of the leaderboard with 7 points. ......( more )
Posted On: 01/11/2017 08:50:00
Sebastian Kornum from Denmark took line honours after the first race of the RS:X Convertible Championships:
"I am happy to be back here in Azores and race again. Last time was on Formula gear, but this time on foils is honestly even more fun. Taking the win in the first race today was a great feeling. It's a good way to start a championship! ......( more )
Posted On: 30/10/2017 10:04:25
NeilPryde and the RS:Convertible Class are proud to announce the first Wind Foiling Championship. Organized by the International Windsurfing Association (IWA) and Clube Naval Praia da Vitoria, in partnership with the Azores Government, the RS:X Convertible Class Championship will run to November 4th, 2017, at Praia da Vitoria on the island of Terceira in the Azores archipelago.......( more )
Posted On: 29/10/2017 09:02:21
The Techno293 World Championships have come to an end with another day of exciting racing. For 338 athletes from across 30 countries it will be a week to remember.
After day three and four of the championships were disrupted due to lack of wind, the last two days of racing provided excitement and conditions for those who had expertise in strong wind sailing.......( more )
Posted On: 27/10/2017 21:52:32
Day five of racing at the Techno293 World Championships was completely different to anything the competition had seen before, and that allowed a different set of sailors to take advantage of the changed conditions.
After a frustrating two days in which racing was limited due to the poor wind conditions, the fifth day was the chance for the strong wind specialists to take advantage of the blustery conditions and speeds up to 25 kts. ......( more )
Posted On: 27/10/2017 08:57:05
Once again conditions have got the better of the World Championships and racing was only possible for the Youth Boys fleet.
Once more Israel dominated the day and secured a top spot, but it doesn't change the complexion of the leaderboard much and Gan remains in first place, with Zror in second and Tsortanidis in third. Both first and second have a net score of six, while third place has a net score of eight.......( more )
Posted On: 26/10/2017 09:36:02
Sometimes when you're involved with a sport that relies on mother nature, mother nature wins. And that's exactly what happened during day three of the Techno293 World Championships as only one race, for one fleet, was able to go ahead.
The Youth Boys Yellow Fleet were the only ones able to hit the water for their 5th race and Greek Leonidas Tsortanidis emerged from the race as the winner, closely followed by overall leader Amit Gan from Israel and French boy Louis Pignolet.......( more )
Posted On: 25/10/2017 09:37:55
Despite wind conditions not being absolutely perfect for racing, the second day of the Techno293 World Championships delivered some excellent action.
The first possible warning signal of the day was at 12:00, but racing was postponed until the wind filled in at 13:00. When racing did get underway it was glorious, sunny weather with a wind speed of 6 kts. This dropped down to 3 kts during the girls' races, which led to them being postponed again before the final start of the day.......( more )
Posted On: 24/10/2017 08:02:02
The 2017 Techno293 World Championships have finally kicked off and everyone is excited to show off what they are here to do.
The weekend saw all the competitors arrive at the beautiful Spanish location of Salou to complete their registration before being present for the wonderful opening ceremony. "The kids are happy, and as I always say: if the kids are happy everybody is happy," said Ezio Ferin the Class President just after the ceremony. ......( more )
Posted On: 23/10/2017 08:34:32
338 competitors from over 30 countries have come to Salou to compete in the Worlds. Two races are planned for everyone on Monday, but it may be a fight with time as the wind is predicted only for the morning.
Posted On: 22/10/2017 11:01:05
The final leg of the 2017 European FW Championships came to the south of Italy in Gallipoli. Hosted by the beautiful Ecoresort Le Sirene on the beach, the location is a simply stunning place to windsurf with clear waters and rigging on metres from the water.
It was a small fleet for this final event of the Formula Windsurfing European Championship Series, but there was hot competition for the title. Michal Polanowski was a clear favourite after coming 2nd and 1st at the first 2 legs, with Hubert Mokrzycki in 2nd and Sean O'Brien in 3rd. There were only 3 points between Hubert, Sean and Pawel Pawel Dittrich in 4th. ......( more )
Posted On: 20/10/2017 14:41:17
Last weekend the top of the freestyle windsurfing came together for one last time to show their best tricks!
Thousands of visitors came to the Brouwersdam to admire their idols during this European Championship. Thanks to a pretty decent forecast on Thursday and Friday which made it possible to sail and compete, which resulted in an official final outcome of the EFPT tour on Sunday. With the ladies, Sarah-Quita Offringa finished on the 1st place, Maaike Huvermann on 2nd and Arianne Aukes on 3rd. This was a great result with participants from 15 countries.......( more )
Posted On: 14/10/2017 08:26:50
The Techno293 World Championships are the chance for talented youngsters from around the world to test themselves against the best as they'll go head to head with over 330 athletes in Salou, Spain between the 21st and 28th of October.........( more )
Posted On: 13/10/2017 11:03:50
For the third consecutive year, the EFPT Final is being staged at one of the most popular windsurfing spots of Europe: the Brouwersdam in the Netherlands. 37 men and 11 ladies have signed up for the last freestyle windsurfing event of the season, where the new European Freestyle Champions will be crowned. ......( more )
Posted On: 12/10/2017 12:40:43
World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, have been officially inaugurated into its new Headquarters in London, Great Britain.
Following the announcement World Sailing's relocation from Southampton to London in January 2017, an extensive evaluation process was undertaken to select a location that enabled World Sailing's members and stakeholders ease of access to the new facility and allowed international diversity with a high quality, multilingual employment base. ..... ( more )
Posted On: 23/09/2017 10:04:48
Finals day loomed dark, stormy and with the most wind seen all week at the RS:X World Championships which are being held in Enoshima, Japan, home of the 2020 Olympic sailing competition. In both the Womens and Mens competition there was a little clarity at the start of the day as to whom would be taking medals away, the only thing that was to be decided was as to which colour medal sailors would take home. ..... ( more )
Posted On: 22/09/2017 14:27:41
Start well, pick the shifts up the first beat, work hard and extend. A simplistic view of sailboard racing but the reality is that if you do the basics right then you are in with a shot of doing well and potentially winning. Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur said, "Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals." Nothing was more true than this on Day 5 of the RS:X World Championships being held in Enoshima, Japan. ...... ( more )
Posted On: 21/09/2017 11:59:50
Day 4 of the RS:X World Championships being held in Enoshima, Japan saw tight racing in difficult and frustrating conditions. With the majority of sailors in the Gold Fleet picking up their worst result today, it was a case of damage limitation to the scorecard and ensuring that any hopes or dreams of winning this event were kept alive. .....( more )
Posted On: 19/09/2017 14:09:19
Today would be a day for simplicity and stability for all of the sailors aiming to keep their championship hopes alive. After the massive wind shifts and challenging rolling waves from Monday, day 2 of the RS:X Windsurfing World Championships in Enoshima, Japan was widely different to the first days racing - which all 168 competitors were extremely grateful for. This morning was a calm and peaceful scene of serenity as a flat calm Sagami Bay greeted the athletes to the venue of the next Olympic sailing competition...... ( more )
Posted On: 18/09/2017 14:10:36
Typhoon No.18 was scheduled to dominate the headlines on the first day of racing at the 2017 RS:X Windsurfing World Championships, being held on the site of the 2020 Olympic regatta in Enoshima, Japan. At the end of the day, whilst the remnants of the typhoon which passed through overnight did play a role, it was the almost impossible sailing conditions for both the sailors and race committee which would dominate the talk ashore...... ( more )
Posted On: 10/09/2017 08:59:45
The 2017 Raceboard and DII European Championships have come to a close in Balatonfured, Hungary. Almost 100 windsurfers from all over the world competed in the event organised by the Hungarian Windsurfing Association.......( more )
Posted On: 08/09/2017 08:40:49
With still two days to go in the championships the race committee has already managed to conduct 11 races for the Raceboarders and 10 for the DII class. And today we had three great races with the wind ranging from 10 to 16 kts.
But nobody had suspected this in the morning. The forecast showed some wind early in the day so the competitors were asked to come for an early start at 9:30. ......( more )
Posted On: 07/09/2017 08:52:01
Four more races, which makes it eight altogether in the championship after the first two days of racing in Balatonfured.
Patrik Pollak the former Raceboard Champion had his birthday today and although it was not one of his best days he was in good spirits. "A tough day, but it's only half way, so we still have a lot of work. Important in these conditions, which are very shifty, is to stay calm and to do the best you can.......( more )
Posted On: 06/09/2017 08:59:44
The Racing moods returned after 2 days of unsuitable conditions, this time at the beautiful location of Blue Bay Beach, Pointe d'Esny. The Mauritian Fabrice Leclezio leads the event overall rankings after the 4 full-fleet giant slalom races today.
A crystal clear blue lagoon with howling winds up to 25 knots took care of perfect slalom racing conditions. Competitors were ready to take on the giant slalom course after 2 days of recovery, hanging out and some sight seeing across the island. ......( more )
Posted On: 06/09/2017 08:32:25
Today, four races were completed in Balatonfured, where the Raceboard and DII European Championships are taking place.
96 sailors from over 20 countries started off at 11 o'clock with the enthusiastic DIV II class going out first, followed by Raceboard Women and then Raceboard Men. The two smaller fleets sailed on the outer loop in winds ranging from 5 to 12kts.......( more )
Posted On: 03/09/2017 11:17:34
Mauritius is the Final Stage of the new IFCA Grand Prix Series with a total of 30 Competitors from 6 different Nations signed up, ready to race on several locations on the island of Mauritius, with a variety format of racing that will take place in the next coming days including long distance competitions, which are going to be managed by the famous Defi Wind crew.......( more )
Posted On: 28/08/2017 08:51:13
Sadly the wind deserted the Formula Windsurfing European championships in Liepaja, Latvia so Michal Polanowski POL-16 claims first place, Latvian Master Janis Preiss is second and Aussie Sean O'Brien is third. Thanks to Windsurfing Club Rietumkrasts for their hospitality in beautiful Liepaja and for providing the best racing possible in the difficult conditions.
The final stage of the FW European Championships will take place 18-21 October in Gallipoli, Italy.
Posted On: 27/08/2017 10:02:10
The winds were not in our favour on the last day of the IFCA Grand Prix Croatia. Long waiting times on the beach started the day with light winds slowly coming in around 12:30. With high hopes, the AP flag came down at 13:30 to start the important A Final of the Men's third elimination. ......( more )
Posted On: 26/08/2017 10:06:04
As spectators put their jackets on and their hoods up in an effort to keep warm under grey cloudy skies, the competitors enjoyed good conditions with 4 races in 18-24 knots. However, not a good day for our overnight leader, Hubert Mokrzycki. Despite a 2nd and 3rd, he also had two DNC's which pushed him off the podium into fourth place.......( more )
Posted On: 26/08/2017 09:15:04
The eagerly anticipated A Final of the Men's third
elimination could not be finished due to unstable conditions
Today has shown how unpredictable the thermal winds here in Bol, Croatia can be. A long standby phase after the skippers' meeting was followed by a promising 16 knots that built up in the early afternoon with the AP flag going down at 14:55. ......( more )
Posted On: 25/08/2017 09:47:05
Perfect race conditions with an average 16kts NNW over flat water and sun enabled 5 great races on day one of the Formula Windsurfing European Championships stage two hosted by Windsurfing Club Rietumkrasts at the Karosta Harbour, Liepaja.......( more )
Posted On: 25/08/2017 09:24:55
After a very hot morning on day 2, the thermal winds of the Adriatic luckily kicked in a bit earlier than yesterday. At 14:00 the AP flag went down so that we could pick up the races where we left off yesterday - with the B Finals of the Men. After a General Recall because of an over early start of one of the competitors, the results could be completed to create elimination 2. ......( more )
Posted On: 23/08/2017 21:22:13
37 competitors from 8 nations are taking part in the second stop of the new IFCA Grand Prix series, at the Zoo Station Windsurf Centre in Bol, Croatia. The racing format for the event is slalom for both Men and Women with a European Slalom title to be awarded to the best Female and Master competitor.
After today's 10:00 skippers' meeting, all competitors were put on standby as there was no sign of any thermal winds yet. The AP flag was up for a couple of hours until it finally started to pick up a little somewhat around 14:00 with some competitors going out for training in about 7 to 11 knots.......( more )
Posted On: 09/08/2017 10:45:12
The international wind and kitesurfing regatta 2017 NeilPryde Baltic Cup Latvia and European Formula Windsurfing Cup was held at the Karosta (former Soviet navy base bay) at the Baltic Sea coast of Liepaja, Latvia from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th of August. Three day event brought together best windsurfers and kitesurfers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, including 2017 Formula Windsurfing Masters World Champion Janis Preiss (Latvia). ......( more )
Posted On: 30/07/2017 08:16:06
12 races in great conditions, wind averaging from 12-16 kts each day. Exciting and media friendly with the M course sailed for the first time in a high stake Techno293 event.
312 competitors from 25 countries came to France for the Europeans and battled it out for the titles. The battle of course being only part of the story as everybody involved praised the great atmosphere the organisers and competitors were able to create. ......( more )
Posted On: 29/07/2017 08:57:37
Three races in and we have some top spots secured already. Both in the Youth Boy and Youth Girl groups the top podium places have been decided and tomorrow when the sailors go out the pressure is off and they can have a victory round. ......( more )
Posted On: 28/07/2017 12:33:15
The Youth Olympic qualifier proved that the M course is an exciting option for fleet racing. The youth and junior fleets in Lorient followed that example today with some exciting racing for all the fleets. So, M format for everybody. ......( more )
Posted On: 27/07/2017 09:38:22
The only way to get better in sport is to start from yourself and this goes for winning in life - that is a lesson that we hope everybody takes home from this regatta.
The day started off with the class President Ezio Ferin having to remind the sailors to keep the event site clean. Not a pleasant reminder, but one that had to happen. The sailors collecting their leader lycras also received some garbage bags to go with them, so they could take part in cleaning the garbage left on site.......( more )
Posted On: 26/07/2017 10:01:09
Tides and current didn't make racing easy for the fleets in Lorient with numerous general recalls starting off the day. The sailors learnt a lot about current during those first starts and as the day progressed the races started without delay.......( more )
Posted On: 25/07/2017 08:38:21
It is early in the regatta and the first day of the elimination series for the Youth Boys, but the venue in Lorient has already tested the more inexperienced sailors out there. With strong current and waves it has been tricky for some at the start line and the race committee had one or two general recalls at the beginning of racing. ......( more )
Posted On: 21/07/2017 08:11:47
167 sailors from 31 countries participated in the Techno293Plus World Championships in Quiberon France - the first of the qualification events for the Youth Olympic Games.
Although getting off to a slow start with tricky conditions, including everything from 40 degrees wind shifts to thunderstorms, the race committee managed to complete 11 races for the Youth Women and Open fleets and 12 for the Youth Men.......( more )
Posted On: 20/07/2017 09:07:22
A title that sums up the Techno293Plus Open fleet. A fleet dominated by Japanese sailors, who turned up in numbers here in Quiberon.
The Techno293Plus is a national windsurfing class for the universities and Japan can boast of a fleet of over 500 sailors. ......( more )
Posted On: 19/07/2017 09:52:07
It was not an easy day for the Race Committee and the sailors, but the trouble ahead could not have been foreseen.
Thick dark clouds with heavy thunder arrived around 10 in the morning ruining the day's plan and causing a 4-hour delay in schedule. The wind did not make it any easier afterwards as the direction shifted multiple times during the race, forcing the committee to abandon racing, reset the racecourse and start over. ......( more )
Posted On: 18/07/2017 09:20:33
Today all fleets managed to get two races in although the wind lasted only until noon and then never came back.
Giorgia Speciale, the multi-time Techno293 medallist, is here in Quiberon back on the T293Plus for the World Championships. Although she knows the equipment well the format is a novelty. Here is how she commented on racing on the M course:......( more )
Posted On: 17/07/2017 09:10:09
It's a World championship and it's never easy. The first day started with a fight, but unfortunately it was a fight of frontal wind against the usual sea breeze that appears here normally. That caused some delay and the scheduled starts had to be postponed until the late afternoon........( more )
Posted On: 16/07/2017 10:56:10
Most of the day was dedicated to the sailors' registration. At 5pm, 169 competitors from 31 countries were registered.
The opening ceremony took place in a warm atmosphere in the presence of the mayor of St Pierre Quiberon Laurence Le Duvehat, the regional Marketing and Communication representative at Bic Sport Benoit Treguilly, the race committee chairman Didier Flamme, the president of the International Windsurfing Association Marc Cardon, the assistant director of the ENVSN. Nautic Sports and Sailing National School and the president of the French Regional Sailing committee of Morbihan Philippe Meunier.......( more )
Posted On: 14/07/2017 15:06:46
The RS:Convertible Class, in partnership with the FFV and the Cercle Nautique de Loctudy, has organised the 2017 RS:One Convertible European Championships. This Championship was the first Worldwide Wind Foiling event organised and sanctioned from international organisation and titles.
The Championship, opened to all, allowed international racers to compete through innovative race formats like The Pulsar (compact slalom), the Super 8 (long distance), and the Regatta (America's Cup style). Courses were set up in a way that the on-shore audience could enjoy the races.......( more )
Posted On: 13/07/2017 17:50:25
Three "Regatta" races with offshore winds from 8 to 16 knots brung some tactical racing after the stronger breeze from the eve. Sebastian Kornum, from Denmark made the effort by attacking Thomas Goyard firing two bullets. Goyard is now under pressure but still in control of the first place in the Men fleet. Maelle Guilbaud is now guaranteed to be crowned European Champion ahead of USA sailor Farrah Hall and Coraline Foveau (FRA). Drama in the Youth fleet with Nathan Doom sliding down from the first to second position while Corto Dumon is back in charge, Malo Maisonneuve stays at the third place. Swell Chevalier also lost her first position under the attack of Lola Sorin and now becomes third. Jamaine Carlotti secures her second place.......( more )
Posted On: 12/07/2017 14:59:01
Brittany offered to the organisers the wind to run races in fin mode with gusts up to 22 knots. Racers delivered a incredible show with 5 "Pulsar" races full speed attacking furiously mark gybes without any complexes. Thomas Goyard and Maelle Guilbaud from France are still leading the Men and the Women fleet. Nathan Doom is back on track claiming the youth men first place ahead of his team mate from New Caledonia Corto Dumond and Malo Maisonneuve. Chevalier Swell (FRA) made the effort and is now first in the Youth women fleet while Carlotti Jamaine becomes second ahead of Sorin Lola from France.......( more )
Posted On: 11/07/2017 09:29:06
Another intense day of foil racing today in Brittany with 2 "Super 8" long distances and 2 stadium racing "Regatta" races. France took back the leading positions in the Men and Women fleets with Thomas Goyard firing 3 bullets and Maelle Guilbaud. Nathan Doom sees his team mate from New Caledonia Corto Dumond taking the lead while the third place is now in the hands of Malo Maisonneuve. No changes in the youth Women fleet controlled by Lola Sorin.......( more )
Posted On: 10/07/2017 16:53:02
The Game was On, It was Wind out of Nowhere
The fourth day at 2017 IFCA Slalom Worlds for Women and the European Championships for Men with 2 eliminations completed for the Women and 1 for the Men. The wind finally came through after 3 days of waiting for the wind. It was all or nothing during the entire week of hot summer temperatures and an intense waiting game with 71 competitors all ready to experience and compete in slalom championships. [more
Posted On: 10/07/2017 09:29:27
The RS:Convertible Class, in partnership with the FFV and the Cercle Nautique de Loctudy, is proud to organise the 2017 RS:One Convertible European Championships. This Championship is the first Worldwide Wind Foiling event organised and sanctioned from international organisation and titles.
The Championship, open to all, allows international racers to compete through innovative race formats like The Pulsar (compact slalom), the Super 8 (long distance), and the Regatta (America's Cup style). Courses are set up in a way that the on-shore audience can enjoy the races.......( more )
Posted On: 08/07/2017 10:15:00
Over 80 sailors came to the beautiful Spanish city of Salou for the Raceboard World Championships and the event brought some real talent including the likes of Joao Rodrguez, Ivan Pastor, Nicolas Huguet, Tuuli Petaja and Blanca Manchon.
Those who came to Gizycko, Poland for the Masters had a chance to race in similar conditions this time around as a predominantly sunny venue offered light wind racing throughout the week. In these circumstances the Race Committee managed to have racing on all but one days and 11 races were conducted. ......( more )
Posted On: 06/07/2017 19:07:31
Everyone was optimistic during the skippers' meeting in the morning. With a little bit of luck a long-distance race was planned for the afternoon with the recourse set along the picturesque beaches of Salou.
Today was however not the day. ......( more )
Posted On: 06/07/2017 18:35:30
24 year old Dutch speed star Twan Verseput is the new ISWC speed world Champion. Twan together with a huge junior fleet of young talented sailors from around the world were the stars of the Dunkerbeck GPS speed challenge.
The speed spot in Matas Blancas in the south of Fuerteventura once again delivered a fantastic week with challenging conditions that pushed the 55 strong fleet of men, women and kids to their limit. Conditions varied all week, from riders being maxed out on their smallest 5.0m sails and speed boards to the minimum wind limit slalom boards and 7.8 m sails. ......( more )
Posted On: 05/07/2017 09:38:00
The 2017 IFCA Slalom Worlds for Women and the European Championships for Men kicked off at ease. A total of 71 competitors signed up of which 23 Girls and 48 Men from 13 different Nations and 2 continents.......( more )
Posted On: 05/07/2017 08:17:53
Three races again here in the coast town of Salou with wind from 6 to 9 kts today favouring weak wind sailors from the start.
Racing was postponed as the race committee waited for the wind to pick up, and it did, but only just enough to enable racing. These were Ivan Pastor's conditions, with two more bullets and a UFD in a race, in which he also crossed the line first. ......( more )
Posted On: 04/07/2017 07:24:00
The Raceboard World championships have brought some real talent over to Salou, Spain. That being Olympic talent. Young guns will have a chance to match themselves against the likes of Joao Rodriguez, Ivan Pastor, Tuuli Petaja and Blanca Manchon. With these sailors and many other top athletes from around the world on site there is no telling who is the favourite for the title. It's sure to be an exciting rivalry. ......( more )
Posted On: 03/07/2017 14:05:08
The best speed sailors from around the world descended on the island of Fuerteventura for the fourth edition of the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge which started with epic conditions on Matas Blancas beach. In winds of up to 40 Knots and a massive shore break the fifty plus strong men's fleet, women and kids made the most of it from day one with peak speeds of over 40 knots.......( more )
Posted On: 02/07/2017 09:14:53
Ennio Dal Point, the local boy here from The Netherlands, wins the Youth division and Janis Preiss from Latvia the Masters after 5 days of great racing conditions on the Lake of Santa Croce. The magical location with stunning panoramic mountain views provided 5 days of surprising action from clouds, to storms, to hail, to super windy and moderate winds with sunny vibes at the end.......( more )
Posted On: 01/07/2017 12:50:39
The fourth day at the 2017 Formula Windsurfing Youth & Masters World Championships was another great day with suitable sailing conditions and a total 5 races accomplished.
Janis Preiss from Latvia still leads the Championships in the Masters division and had the following to say: "The wind at the start of the day was not as light as it appeared, but afterwards it got challenging, the gusts came from different directions and well perhaps I was not that lucky.......( more )
Posted On: 30/06/2017 10:20:10
Day 2 of the RS:X Youth World Championships proved as difficult and frustrating for the competitors waiting to get the event under here at Lake Garda, Italy. Another day of light winds, this time interrupted by extreme conditions and violent storms ripped through the northern end of the lake causing at times, total chaos both on shore and on the water.......( more )
Posted On: 30/06/2017 10:01:15
4 races were accomplished in medium to strong winds on the third day of the 2017 Formula Windsurfing Youth & Masters World Championships, a total of 3 races back to back and a fourth race after a break.
The conditions appeared weak at first with some dark clouds approaching during the morning. The sun came through around mid day with increasing winds blowing at first from 14 to 20 knots and later in the afternoon with gusts up to 30 knots. After 2 races a few competitors went back ashore to swap their gear and changed to smaller sails. ......( more )
Posted On: 29/06/2017 15:12:59
The second day at the 2017 Formula Windsurfing Youth & Masters World Championships started quite smoothly with sunny skies, with the first warning signal scheduled for 13:00. The first day of the event had been a waiting game and, despite some attempts, no races could be completed.
After lunch time the thermal winds slowly started kicking in while the race committee and the water crew headed out the prepare and adjust the course for a possible start. The wind readings were 10 to 11 knots with some stronger gusts on the course area. Most competitors were prepared and ready for the first race of the championships.......( more )
Sorobon Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge
Posted On: 27/06/2017 13:53:48
The Annual Sorobon Masters has ended with yet another successful competition at the Sorobon Beach Resort - reputedly the most beautiful and relaxing resort on Bonaire. Freestyle-Slalom-Speed action was followed by the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge which was a great success for all age categories - Results
Special thanks to all the motivated competitors, the event crew and everyone involved.
Posted On: 24/06/2017 09:47:10
The 2017 edition of Defi Wind Caribbean ended this Wednesday, June 21st, on Bonaire. The Island Boyz dominated the competition with the victory of St Maarten rider, Julien Quentel.
The second edition of the Defi Wind Caribbean was blessed by the local weather conditions. Bonaire is located 40 miles away from Venezuela and offers consistent trade winds all year-round.......( more )
Posted On: 17/06/2017 18:54:59
The final day of the 2017 IFCA Slalom World Championships held at Paal 17 in Texel The Netherlands was the day that anything could still affect the final results of the Championships.
Some competitors had been looking forward to some racing in different conditions to improve results and rankings after the rough long races from the previous day. ......( more )
Posted On: 16/06/2017 19:05:34
Day 4 of the IFCA Slalom Worlds on Texel was all about wind, waves and concentration. The competitions could continue in somewhat different conditions then the previous days - dead onshore winds with waves from 1 to 2 meter swells on the outside.
Heading out was already tricky and for some of the competitors it was scary and tough. A few rescues had to be made, a few equipment damages and also a few injuries were results of the rough waves here on the beach in front of Paal 17 in Texel, The Netherlands.......( more )
Posted On: 15/06/2017 20:57:45
POL 10 is one step closer to claiming the European series title after winning in Sopot. Today there was not enough wind to race and although the race committee called the sailors out on the water the race was abandoned due to unsatisfactory conditions.
On Wednesday, after 11 races, it was Wojciech who was first followed by the defending champion Michal Polanowski and Pawel Tarnowski and this was the top three of the regatta. The first and only lady in the fleet – Maja Dziarnowska was 10th overall.......( more )
Posted On: 15/06/2017 11:56:56
Thailand female sailor Siripon Kaewduangngam has been crowned 2017 RS:One World Champion ahead of Peiling Chen from China and Blanca Manchon (2010 Rolex Sailor of the year) from Spain.
In the Men's fleet, the 2012 (and first) RS:One World Champion, Geylord Coveta from Philippines, stamped his authority with an outrageous dominancy and claimed the 2017 RS:One World Champion title. Thailand Team impressed with the organisation and consistent performances bringing back home the second and third position with its sailors Navin Singsart and Nathaphong Phonoppharat.......( more )
Posted On: 15/06/2017 08:16:14
The third day of the ERGO Hestia Championships brought about some changes in the leader board of the Formula Windsurfing Europeans.
After 11 races three discards kick in, so three of your worst scores are not taken into account. And today, after 5 more races, we were able to get to that magical number of races. ......( more )
Posted On: 14/06/2017 10:48:47
After the second day of racing there are no changes to the top spots of the classification. Hubert Mokrzycki is in the lead, ahead of Wojtek Brzozowski, Michal Polanowski and Pawel Tarnowski. But it is only a couple of points between them and anything can happen. ......( more )
Posted On: 13/06/2017 16:48:02
The 2017 IFCA Slalom World Championships got under way at Paal 17 in Texel, the Netherlands with the Skippers meeting held at 09:00 and competitors were briefed by the Principal Race officer. Expected weather conditions were 15-18 degrees, on-shore winds, small waves and partly cloudy skies.......( more )
Posted On: 13/06/2017 16:40:42
3 more races in shifty winds between 4 to 11 knots took place on the fourth day of the 2017 RS:One World Championships set on the beautiful white sand beach of the luxury Hoi An Boutique Resort.
Thailand female sailor Siripon Kaewduangngam maintained the dominate performance while Spanish legendary sailor Blanca Manchon confirmed her "remontada" claiming the second place ahead of Chinese sailor Peiling Chen. ......( more )
Posted On: 13/06/2017 08:26:17
The ERGO Hestia European Championships took off today in Sopot Poland with offshore wind gusting well above 20 knots.
What a great day for the competitors. Four races completed in atomic conditions.......( more )
Posted On: 12/06/2017 10:53:14
The 2017 RS:One World Championships, set on the beautiful white sand beach of the luxury Hoi An Boutique Resort, saw the 51 racers from 14 countries and 3 continents, including the 2010 RS:X Female World Champion Miss Blanca Manchon, pushing their limits with 3 more races in light and shifty winds between 4 to 8 knots on day three.......( more )
Posted On: 10/06/2017 13:45:15
The 2017 RS:One World Championships is set on the beautiful white sand beach of the luxury Hoi An Boutique Resort. 51 racers coming from 14 countries and 3 continents, including the 2010 RS:X Female World Champion Miss Blanca Manchon, were pushed to their limits on day 2 with 4 races in gusty winds between 6 to 11 knots.......( more )
Posted On: 09/06/2017 16:31:09
Hola a todos, only 22 days left until we will be (again) in Fuerteventura for the "DUNKERBECK GPS SPEED CHALLENGE". We hope your training and preparations are going well.
We kindly remind you that, for participation in the "open" category, membership of the ISWC is compulsory. A lot of you directly signed up but some are still missing.......( more )
Posted On: 07/06/2017 13:56:16
The RS:One Class, in partnership with the Vietnam Canoeing, Rowing & Sailing Federation and in co-operation with Quang Nam department of Culture, Sports and Tourism will hold the 2017 RS:One World Championships from 10th to 14th June in Hoi An, Vietnam.......( more )
Posted On: 06/06/2017 19:11:54
The 6th edition of the popular International Windsurfing Regatta Kalisz 2017 took place from 2-4 June on Lake Szale near the oldest Polish town of Kalisz. 3 days of racing with more then 100 competitors from which 90 percent were youth windsurfers from BIC Techno 293 youth Olympic class. ......( more )
Posted On: 05/06/2017 18:46:09
14 races on five event days is the result of the 2017 Formula Windsurfing World Championships that took place during the Multivan Summer Opening on Sylt. It was as thrilling as never before. Nine different competitors were able to win a race. The decision about who would be the 2017 Formula Windsurfing World Champion was taken until the last day of the competition.......( more )
Posted On: 04/06/2017 18:44:25
The sixth day at the Formula Windsurfing World Championship on Sylt was absolutely thrilling. Optimal race conditions with wind speeds of 13 to 16 knots allowed for four races. Each race had a different winner which kept the spectators on their toes. At the end of the day Steve Allen (AUS-0) took back the lead in the overall ranking. ......( more )
Posted On: 03/06/2017 13:06:13
The British windsurfer believes it will take him two years to complete the 9,320-mile (15,000 kilometers) adventure in European waters. His planned route includes around 20 different countries. Dunnett, 43, kicked off his solo and unsupported journey at Grense Jacobselv, in Norway's Barents Sea, on May 16, 2017. He expects to conclude his "Windsurf Round Europe" project near the Russia/Ukraine border, on the Black Sea, by May 2019.......( more )
Posted On: 01/06/2017 18:53:26
The third day of the Formula Windsurfing World Championship brought back the perfect conditions for formula racing. Wind speeds of 10 to 14 knots and bright sunshine were the ideal set-up for completing four races. Especially the German top riders Vincent Langer (GER-1) and Sebastian Koerdel (GER-220) showed a great performance. Langer was able to take over the lead from Steve Allen, who held the first place of the overall ranking until today. Langer leads after a total of six races in front of Alexandre Cousin (FRA-752) and Sebastian Koerdel (GER-220). ......( more )
Posted On: 01/06/2017 12:49:05
The windsurfers have taken over at the Multivan Summer Opening on Sylt. The best of them will fight for the world title in Formula Windsurfing from 30th of May until the 5th of June at Brandenburger Beach in Westerland. 50 competitors out of 15 nations have come to Sylt which means there will be a strong field and lots of action on the water. ......( more )
Posted On: 01/06/2017 09:40:34
A busy month coming up with a succession of class Annual General Meetings: IFCA on 15th June; Formula on 29th June; and Raceboard on 1st July.
IFCA Council Meeting
The AGM of the International Funboard Class Association will take place on Thursday 15th June on Texel, Netherlands, during the 2017 World Championships. The exact time and place shall be published on the Official Notice Board at the event. A detailed Agenda is now published, with proposals to be voted upon. Member national class associations unable to send a delegate may vote by email. ......( more )
Posted On: 23/05/2017 09:13:59
The NeilPryde Racing Series in collaboration with the 2017 Foiling Bay La Baule, held its first stop over showcasing the RS:X (wind foiling) and CR:X (kite foiling) Convertibles amongst other flying machines such Flying Phantom, Foiling Moth and Foiling SUP.......( more )
Posted On: 21/05/2017 09:07:24
Gizycko was the home to 55 competitors from 12 countries during the Raceboard Masters World Championships. The largest town in the region, located at the very heart of the Great Masurian Lake District welcomed the sailors with beautiful sunny weather, but weak wind prevailed in all 9 races sailed on lake Niegocin.
The organisers and race committee did a very good job at hosting the event, racing and off-the-water activities definitely delivered positive vibes and energy to all. And although there was not enough wind to start racing in two of the five race days everybody should be going home in good spirits. ......( more )
Posted On: 20/05/2017 15:20:25
The competitors and race committee were looking forward to today for many days now, but the day turned out to be trickier than expected. After the skippers' meeting the race committee postponed the start for a little while but soon racing was ready to start.
The first and second race were held in conditions ranging from 7 to 12 kts and once again it was Anto La Balilla Gutierrez from Spain and Joao Rodrigues from Portugal to win both races and come that one little step closer to victory in the 2017 Raceboard Masters World Championships. After these races a break followed and then the masters went back out. ......( more )
Posted On: 19/05/2017 08:44:15
55 windsurfers started off the day by looking at a totally flat, sun bathed, lake in Gizycko with the wind speed averaging at around 3kts. Although the forecast was not optimistic everybody was prepared for the wait and the race committee was eager to start racing as soon as conditions improved.
So we waited.
And waited. ......( more )
Posted On: 18/05/2017 11:14:11
The NeilPryde Racing Series is back with the first RS:X Convertible official event amongst other flying machines such Phantom, Moth, SUP and CR:X Convertible kite into the famous "Foiling Bay" in La Baule, France.
RS:Convertible is a multi generational one-design Wind Foiling Class featuring 2 divisions: the RS:X and the RS:One Convertible. Both divisions are capable of racing with 2 modes (mode 1: foil and mode 2: fin) with the same board and rigs. .....( more )
Posted On: 18/05/2017 10:50:47
The 6th edition of the International Kalisz Windsurfing Regatta takes place once again this year 2-4 June 2017 on Lake Szale. Much more then just a windsurfing event, there will be plenty of entertainment on the beach and lots of prizes for participants. View the trailer for a taste of what's to come.
Posted On: 16/05/2017 19:53:09
"Lake sailing is very tricky, a lot of changes in the whole fleet, so I think it will be most important to sail consistently somewhere in the front," said defending Champion Patrik Pollak. "As for today the first two starts were fine, but the last one not so good. I made all the wrong decisions, managed to finish 10th, but I'm not really happy with that," he added.......( more )
Posted On: 16/05/2017 08:12:52
As expected from the forecast, the conditions came back to Moulay for the final day. With a full day's competition ahead, the format was set with 2 waves and one jump to count. The first round of the Pro Double saw an early exit for Igor Yudakov and Luigi Madeddu who couldn't match the local talent on jumping. Moroccan Abdelrahim Elabdi scored highly with a one-footed back loop early in the heat. Czech Zdenek Maryzko (Naish) was on fire - safely securing his place in the second round. ...... ( more )
Posted On: 16/05/2017 07:53:58
Marseille definitely saved its best for last and provided a fitting finale to a week of some fantastic racing. For the 265 sailors in the RS:X European and Youth European Championships, the day started slowly as the sea breeze woke up and started to fill in. A short delay ashore, perfect to make nervous sailors almost taught with tension, before being sent out to race and fight for the titles, fight for medals and fight for pride. ......( more )
Posted On: 08/05/2017 08:30:03
The first ever IFCA Grand Prix in Austria left us with all kind of different weather scenarios throughout the week. On the last day it eventually delivered suitable conditions to run the EFPT freestyle competition.
With north-westerly wind, the buoy course was set in the morning and the horn for the first heat went off at 1.15pm. The sailors were on their 5.2s and bigger freestyle boards. The slightly more westerly direction made the wind quite gusty, so the heat duration had been extended to ten minutes after the third heat. ......( more )
Posted On: 07/05/2017 11:34:18
Day 3 started with high hopes to launch the freestyle competition at 6.00 am in the morning. Unfortunately the conditions left riders and crew disappointed, as the weather front seemed to have passed through in the night.
Around midday we started into the second round of the tow-in championship. Big names like Adrien Bosson (North/Fanatic), Davy Scheffers, Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP/Neilpryde) and Yentel Caers (JP) were taking part. Local hero Max Matissek (North/Fanatic) was keen to fight his way into the final. ......( more )
Posted On: 06/05/2017 11:40:09
With a very light wind forecast for today, we figured that noon was the perfect time to send the first qualification fleet of the Chiemsee tow-in championship out on the water.
For the past years, 30 riders could compete in three qualification rounds to proceed to the big final and claim eur 3,000 prize-money. This year, the fleet was cut down to 20 guys, who were selected according to their tow-in rankings from previous seasons. The top five of every fleet would pass on.......( more )
Posted On: 05/05/2017 09:13:15
27 riders out of 12 different nations signed up for the first ever IFCA Grand Prix in Austria. After successfully finishing the windsurfing foil and slalom competition last weekend, the freestyle elite of Europe took over here in Neusiedl am See, to fight for the total of 13.000 eur prize-money. ......( more )
Posted On: 02/05/2017 11:09:44
The First IFCA Grand Prix, Austria Edition, 2017 has come to a close.
Congratulations To Vincent Langer GER-1 (slalom) and Amado Vrieswijk NB-20 (foil) for winning this first stage of the Series.
......( more )
Posted On: 01/05/2017 09:06:25
Slalom and Wind Foil competitors were on standby throughout the day, the sun was out and a little breeze came but unfortunately it was an unsteady shifting wind with a few gusts.
A Tow-in Freestyle show was on schedule for the sunny afternoon for the mass of spectators who filled up the shores of Lake Neusiedl at the event side - packed with food, fashion and sports stands - to get closer to the action from another mix of Top Freestyle Athletes.......( more )
Posted On: 30/04/2017 10:19:29
The anticipated Day 2, with an early skippers meeting held, eventually ended with "a NO GO" for slalom. One Wind Foil Race in light winds completed today after several attempts for a start had been made. The opening ceremony took place this afternoon followed by an autograph session for the slalom competitors. To close the sunny afternoon, a freestyle Tow-in test session took place with some of the best freestylers during the sunset vibes with music from KRONEHIT.......( more )
Posted On: 29/04/2017 11:45:04
The Foiling Discipline was first to hit the water at the 2017 IFCA Grand Prix Series Premier in Neusiedl am See, Austria. After 2 back-to-back races the conditions became unsuitable to continue and both foil and slalom sailors were released for the day due to the poor conditions.
Top 5 after 2 Races of Wind Foiling:
Hydrofoil Race 1 & 2 :......( more )
Posted On: 27/04/2017 18:03:31
A weekend trip to the Neusiedler See pays off this weekend: The Surf Worldcup starts this Friday, 28th April, and offers sporting windsurfing and an extensive supporting program for the whole family. The weather forecasts are promising and one of windsurfing's legends, Bjorn Dunkerbeck, will also visit the new location in Neusiedl am See.
Glittering water, warm sun-rays on the face, the best windsurfers in the world on the water, relaxed atmosphere during the days and party atmosphere in the evening - and much more awaits visitors at the Surf Worldcup in Neusiedl am See. ........( more )
Posted On: 23/04/2017 10:14:44
Congratulations to all competitors and the hard working event crew. Every single competition day was an action packed day. The 2017 Youth Slalom World Champion is Basile Jacquin FRA-498 from New Caledonia and the 2017 Master Slalom World Champion is Andrea Rosati ITA-0 from Italy. Winner of the Junior Boys is Nathan Doom and the Girls winner is Lilou Granier. ......( more )
Posted On: 22/04/2017 10:16:12
Another smooth start of the day turned into an exciting afternoon with 2 eliminations sailed for all divisions with the Masters of course continuing with heat 9, which was the first heat on schedule.
A new record for the IFCA Class with A total of 99 Heats sailed today [more
Posted On: 21/04/2017 14:56:43
After the 3pm postponement the thermal winds finally arrived and the races could finally continue. Another round of full eliminations were completed for all divisions with the Masters already completing the first 8 heats of their 4th Elimination at the end of the day. The Race committee is doing an amazing job here at the 2017 IFCA Youth and Masters Worlds ......( more )
Posted On: 20/04/2017 10:04:58
With a relaxing start but with thermal winds predicted for the afternoon it all quickly turned out into another day packed with back to back races for all divisions. Almanarre continues showing off as a world class slalom location, after today's rough sailing conditions with winds up to 25 knots.......( more )
Posted On: 19/04/2017 11:38:19
46 competitors from 12 countries have so far registered for the Raceboard Masters in Poland. The regatta will take place between the 15th and the 20th of May and will be held in Gizycko.
Gizycko is the largest town in the region, located at the very heart of the Great Masurian Lake District, which is ranked as one of the most beautiful regions in Europe and one of the top 14 in the world! The town is surrounded on all sides by more than 100 lakes. Situated on a narrow strip of land between Lake Niegocin and Lake Kisajno, Gizycko attracts visitors with its picturesque nature, exceptional attractions and interesting events that never fail to deliver positive vibes and energy.......( more )
Posted On: 19/04/2017 09:42:52
The first competition day of the 2017 Youth and Masters Slalom Worlds. After the scheduled 10am skippers meeting, the 2 racing areas were set with the Juniors and Youths on one side of the area while the Masters and Girls on the other.
Today's conditions were very tricky with the wind going up and down throughout the day. It was all about paying attention and choosing the right gear set up during the races.......( more )
Posted On: 18/04/2017 08:35:22
North Carolina welcomed windsurfers of all skill levels and ages for a grueling endurance race. 178 riders battled it out in two 20 km long distance races today in near perfect conditions on the glassy Pamlico Sound. Riders were spoiled with warm weather and southwest winds averaging 20-25 knots.
Tyson Poor US-22 from Hood River, Oregon won both long distance races. Part owner of La Ventana ProWindsurf Center, Tyson specializes in Slalom and Freestyle. IWT got a chance to sit down with the star for a quick interview:......( more )
Posted On: 18/04/2017 07:56:54
Registration day for the 2017 IFCA Youth & Masters Slalom World Championships welcomed 173 competitors, of which 28 were females, and saw a total of 21 Nations registered.
The day was all about getting ready and set for the championship races which are scheduled right after tomorrow's (Tuesday's) 10am skippers meeting with the first possible start set for 11am.......( more )
Posted On: 15/04/2017 10:43:28
The Surf Worldcup in Neusiedl will be mega!!! Even bigger and more varied, even more thrills . . . something for everyone! This year's event kicks off the new IFCA Grand Prix Series of high-level,high octane, competition events.
2 great weekends are pre-programmed, and there is so much to experience - if you want to. Otherwise you can relax, chill out . . . so relaxed that stressed dolphins want to go swimming with you!! ......( more )
Posted On: 14/04/2017 14:58:03
The Annual General Meeting of the International Funboard Class Association will take place on Thursday 15th June on Texel, Netherlands, during the 2017 World Championships.
The exact time and place shall be published on the Official Notice Board at the event.
Proposals to amend the Class Rules or the Class Constitution shall be sent to the class secretary
no later than the 16th May.......( more )
Posted On: 07/04/2017 18:40:37
With just one week to go till the end of the early bird discount for the Raceboard Masters in Gizycko, Poland - now is the best time to register for the event.......( more )
Posted On: 06/04/2017 14:38:11
From the 16th of April, The Hyeres Windsurf Organisation will host The 2017 IFCA Youth and Masters Slalom World Championships.
Already there are competitors training along the famous beach and it definitely will be all about speed, acceleration, overtaking and fast turns in a variety of sailing conditions over a period of 5 days, where skills of the next neneration of Funboard Windsurfers will be put to the test. ......( more )
Posted On: 31/03/2017 17:00:44
Gizzeria Lido is the town where Hang Loose Beach is located, a 15,000 sq m seaside sports park. The beach club terraces, which overlook the sea, the restaurant-pizzeria, beach bar, green areas and mini club for children, along with fields of beach volleyball, street basketball and a spectacular skate park - they offer a very wide range of opportunities for customers to spend their days relaxing or in full fun mode.......( more )
Posted On: 31/03/2017 15:04:11
In the upcoming season of 2017, Sopot Sailing Club ERGO Hestia will once again host a European-level event. This time the Europeans, which are set to take place from the 11th to 15th of June 2017. ......( more )
Posted On: 17/03/2017 14:00:55
The Mauritius Attitude Challenge returns with its 6th edition and is proud to announce Official IFCA Slalom Championship Titles for the African and Asian Continents. Organised in cooperation with the International Windsurfing Association (IWA) and the World Sailing approved International Funboard Class Association (IFCA), the event is also part of the newly created IFCA Grand Prix Series. ......( more )
Posted On: 10/03/2017 09:54:03
We are pleased to announce the launch of the RS:Convertible Class.
RS:Convertible is a multigenerational one-design wind foiling class featuring two divisions: the RS:X Convertible and the RS:One Convertible. Both divisions are capable of racing in two modes (foil and fin) with the same board and rigs. ......( more )
Posted On: 08/03/2017 13:35:49
In just eight weeks, the Surf World Cup will take place for the first time in Neusiedl am See from 28 April to 7 May. In addition to the new venue, 14 more premieres await the visitors. New sporting formats, the Captains Beach with a singer / songwriter festival, the Icecream Festival, the "wave" at the playground, the party boat at the lake, the "resurrection" of the PODO bar and a larger family area are the innovations in the daytime. Read more . . .
Posted On: 06/03/2017 11:51:39
The 2017 RS:One World Championships will take place in in Vietnam from 10th to 15th June. Quang Nam is located in the centre of Vietnam, about 900 km from both Hanoi in the North and Hochiminh
city in the South. Vietnam is 10,406.83 km2 with a population of about 1,5 million people. Quang Nam is
a well known destination of two world heritage sites named Hoi An ancient town and My Son Sanctuary.
......( more )
Posted On: 03/03/2017 18:59:45
The International Funboard Class Association presents: the 2017 IFCA Grand Prix Series
Picture a new Pro Am format devised with the purpose of attracting more windsurfers into competitive windsurfing; providing great event experience in a fun and informative atmosphere, stunning locations, a variety of racing formats and sailing conditions. ......( more )
Posted On: 03/03/2017 10:37:28
Once again the Carmim Lago Alqueva FW 2017 was a amazing success on land because, for the second time in a row, we didn't have a lot of wind in the 4 days of competition and only one race was completed.
For the Formula competitors that don't know this spot, in 2014 we had 13 races and in 2015 12 races in 4 days, with winds between 10 knots and 30 knots. Like in every place we could have luck and have wind, and other times we don't have any wind.......( more )
Posted On: 23/02/2017 12:31:31
If you had to pick one event that changed the perception of professional windsurfing in the eyes of the general public, the Maui Windsurfing Grand Prix 1982 would be one of the greatest examples.
The historical competition got underway in 18 knots of wind, 10-foot wave sets, and attracted sailors from Japan, Africa, England, Switzerland, Australia, and North America. Tom Tatum filmed the windsurfing contest that defined a new era for the sport. ......( more )
Posted On: 22/02/2017 16:48:00
World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is pleased to announce that Sanya, China will host the 2017 edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships.
As the premier event in youth sailing, more than 400 sailors from over 60 nations are expected to compete on the waters off Hainan Island from 09-16 December 2017.......( more )
Posted On: 14/02/2017 10:47:45
We would like to invite you to the Formula Windsurfing World Championships in Germany. The event will take place from May 29th to June 5th in Westerland on Sylt. The enter-online, notice of race and traveling & accommodation info are available now!
New Race Format for 2017 RS:X Class Events
Posted On: 07/02/2017 12:00:53
Following the 2016 World Sailing Annual Conference in Barcelona, where all Olympic events were 'locked' confirmed back for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where it was requested to to all Olympic classes to review with proposals, their racing format in order to have the regattas more easy to understand for media and for spectators at the venue.
All Olympic classes started to work with their race formats and it was agreed that the 2017 year would be the best time to test and eventually to implement a new race format to be used at 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. More on the RSX Class website . . .
Posted On: 05/02/2017 11:39:46
The 2017 Downunder Pro took place at Hawks Nest, NSW from 24-27 January but this year it was plagued by light conditions. ......( more )
Posted On: 02/02/2017 17:28:04
The RS:One Class, in partnership with the Vietnam Canoeing, Rowing & Sailing Federation will hold the 2017 RS:One World Championships from 10th to 15th June in Hoi An, Vietnam.
The championship, open to all, will allow international racers to compete through innovative race formats like the Pulsar (compact slalom, America's Cup style) and Marathon (long distance). Courses will be set up in a way that the on-shore audience can enjoy the racing.......( more )
Posted On: 01/02/2017 11:29:38
World Sailing's headquarters will relocate from Southampton to central London, UK in late summer 2017.
The selection of London as the new home for the International Federation comes after an extensive evaluation process of possible locations undertaken since the election of a new President and Board of Directors in November 2016.......( more )
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 )
IFCA Annual General Meeting
Posted On: 15/12/2016 11:57:35
A General Meeting of the IFCA Council has been called for January 21st 2017 at the the Dusseldorf Boat Show. The exact time and place will be published no later than December 21st with the full Agenda for the meeting.
The Agenda will include any proposals to be voted upon. Each IFCA member National Class Association (NCA) may nominate a representative to attend and vote at the meeting. Alternatively NCA's may vote by email. Read more . .
Posted On: 27/11/2016 13:27:47
With 10 bullets in the 15 race World Championship series, Ivan Pastor, the Spanish Olympian, took the 2016 Raceboard World title and the gold medal. On receiving his title he offered "Congratulations to the organisation for this amazing championship and thanks to all the competitors."......( more )
Posted On: 27/11/2016 10:58:39
A light Mediterranean breeze, changes within the rankings and lots of emotions and drama on the final competition day. Great back to back final races for the men's gold and silver fleets and the women's final race, followed by the Medal races which included the top 10 competitors challenging each other, for the last time in the great show off, in front of the Limassol Nautical Sailing Club in Limassol, Cyprus.......( more )
Posted On: 25/11/2016 16:31:05
Competitors' skills were put to the test in light wind conditions on the 5th competition day. The Youths headed out to challenge the tricky conditions, the day before the Final day, some concerned yet all concentrated.
It was all or nothing, anyone could take the lead after a packed start, as boards glide through the swells towards the upwind mark followed by performing pumping techniques on the downwind leg towards the gate and back up. ......( more )
Posted On: 25/11/2016 11:48:31
Unanticipated conditions as the races continue with the final series races on day 4 after yesterday's lay day. The competitors got to relax, attended a sailing competition rules clinic and entered the fourth day of the championship, well organized and fully recharged, facing the surprising sailing conditions as the wind kept building up throughout the morning with winds from 17 up to 30 knots in some of the gusts. ......( more )
Posted On: 24/11/2016 10:59:45
Testing conditions for many in the fleet, indeed "Damn windy conditions for race 11. Plenty of action to be seen!" Three more races were completed, leaving two further races to round off the final day of the championships.
Two wins to Ivan Pastor and one win to Max Wojcik ensured no change at the top of the overall ranking - Ivan looks to be on course to regain the world title he last won in 2014. ......( more )
Posted On: 23/11/2016 21:52:24
Three races completed on day 3 of competition at the 2016 Slake Raceboard World Championships in Manly, Brisbane.
Ivan Pasteur, Spain, made up for yesterday's drop in form to win all 3 races and to extend his lead over close rival Max Wojcik, Poland. The "Crazy Spanish" is back in control. ......( more )
Posted On: 22/11/2016 17:34:55
One first and two second places in today's 4 races brought reigning World Champion Max Wojcik, from Poland, to within 2 points of Ivan Pastor, from Spain. However, the star-turn on day 2 of the 2016 Raceboard World Championship, in Brisbane, must go to Bruce Trotter from New Zealand. His two race wins and a second place moved him up to third place in the overall event ranking. Not bad going for a grandmaster!......( more )
Posted On: 21/11/2016 20:01:37
Three wins from three races puts Ivan Pastor (ESP-7) at the top of the overall rankings at the 2016 Slake Raceboard World Championships hosted by the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, in Manly, Brisbane. Ivan must be hoping to win his 3rd Raceboard World Title - last taking the honour in Blanes, Spain, 2014.......( more )
Posted On: 21/11/2016 11:35:55
The International RS:X Olympic Windsurfing Class Association, a step ahead of all Olympic Sailing Classes with its first Major event after the successful 2016 RIO Olympics, is now looking forward to a week of exciting racing. The Youths, the next generation, our future Windsurfing Olympic sailors from around the World, take on the challenge in waters of the Eastern Mediterranean on this scheduled World Championship event at the Limassol Nautical Club on the island of Cyprus. All is set and ready for the upcoming races from the 21st through the 25th of November.......( more )
Posted On: 20/11/2016 15:41:26
The Raceboard class has brought its most prestigious event to the shores of Queensland, Australia, for the first time. Australia has for many years laid claim to one of the largest national Raceboard fleets in the world and its members are regular travellers to Europe to take part in the annual Class World Championships.
Now it is the turn of Windsurfing Queensland and the Australian Windsurfing Association to host the rest of the world at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly, Brisbane.......( more )
Posted On: 20/11/2016 14:30:00
There is a new name on the plaque of champions - Alexandre Cousin from France is the 2016 Formula Windsurfing World Champion.
To claim his first world title Alex won 3 of the 7 races completed and posted consistently high results in the others, finishing the championship with the lowest overall score before discarded races.......( more )
Posted On: 17/11/2016 16:42:02
Alexandre Cousin put some daylight between himself and the chasing pack on day two of racing at the Azores Formula Windsurfing World Championship. Two first places and a third place in the final race cemented his position at the top of the leaderboard.......( more )
Posted On: 16/11/2016 12:27:18
Day 1 of racing completed at the 2016 Azores Formula Windsurfing World Championship in Praia da Vitoria, on the island of Terceira - 4 races completed and 4 different race winners!
Race 1 went to Casper Bouman (Netherlands); race 2 to Janis Preiss (Latvia); race 3 to Alexander Cousin (France) and race 4 to Steve Allen (Australia).......( more )
Posted On: 13/11/2016 14:17:49
Kim Andersen has been elected as World Sailing President at World Sailing's General Assembly at the 2016 Annual Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
The President and seven Vice-Presidents, two of which must be female, were voted for by World Sailing's full Member National Authorities, all of whom are entitled to be represented at the General Assembly.......( more )
Posted On: 04/11/2016 11:00:56
From 22 to 30 October, some red hot windsurfing competition on the waters of Lake Garda, as the BIC Techno 293 OD and BIC Techno 293 Plus World Championships touched down in Torbole, Italy.
A record edition with 474 competitors, for the first time from all 5 continents, turning these World Championships into the biggest ever One Design event in windsurf history.
Posted On: 30/10/2016 09:00:53
The past six days have seen some red hot windsurfing competition on the waters of Lake Garda, as the T293 and T293 Plus World Championships touched down in Torbole, Italy. Known the world over as an ideal venue for top class windsurfing, Torbole certainly presented some challenges for the competitors but in the end more than lived up to its reputation.
A lack of wind thwarted one planned day of elimination races earlier in the week but some creative scheduling and a stoic attitude from the participants in the face of adversity meant that the finals for each class began as planned on Thursday. Improved sunny and windier conditions arrived just in time for those crucial races, too, and allowed for some spectacular action as the World Championships reached their conclusion.......( more )
Posted On: 28/10/2016 14:45:34
A busy fourth day of races in Garda Trentino today, with a shining sun and beautiful 14 knots south wind, the well-known Ora of the northern Garda Lake. Finals started with very intensive but funny races for competitors.
Among Under 17 girls, the power is still Italian with the combination Speciale-Schirru; wonderful competition among Under 17 boys as well as Under 15: Marta Monge goes up again to fourth place. A Techno Plus Italian podium with Cangemi and Gallo, respectively first and second place.......( more )
Posted On: 27/10/2016 10:46:59
"I think the windsurfing movement is growing everywhere in all the world." That's the opinion of windsurfing legend and four time Olympic medallist Allesandra Sensini who was at the opening of the T293 and T293 Plus World Championships in Torbole, Italy. It's hard to argue with her, either, given the quality of competition which has already graced Lake Garda through the first half of those championships.......( more )
Posted On: 25/10/2016 14:08:38
Low cloud and mizzle has greeted day two and there is little wind for racing at the 11th World Championship for the biggest windsurfing class, Bic Techno 293, at  Circolo Surf Torbole, Garda Trentino
However, competitors are keeping busy, enjoying all sorts of distractions from table football to dancing on the stage, checking their equipment and chatting to friends. Check out the morning video
with Bruno Marques explaining the roles of the race committee and jury, "arbitration", and then take a walk around the event site. ......( more )
Posted On: 23/10/2016 10:59:09
Every summer junior sailing program requires an annual review, and while each program is unique, they all need to ask these two questions:
- How is the attrition rate?
- Are we providing skills for kids to become life sailors?......( more )
Posted On: 20/10/2016 12:36:59
Just 3 days to go to the biggest event of the decade! The Techno 293 and Techno 293 Plus Worlds organised by Circolo Surf Torbole, Garda Trentino.
The Garda Trentino has attracted nearly 500 competitors for this prestigious event to be held in Torbole from 22 to 29 October. The Circolo Surf Torbole achieves the record for Techno 293 World Championship: there have never been so many competitors in a T293 class regatta:......( more )
Posted On: 17/10/2016 08:19:47
At the final day here at the DAM-X event at the Zeil- and Surfcentrum Brouwersdam the wind unfortunately never kicked in properly so the official freestyle competition had been called off by race director Tom Hartmann just around 1.00pm.......( more )
Posted On: 14/10/2016 15:20:09
After a one-year pause, the Red Bull Storm Chase returns in 2017. For many, the Red Bull Storm Chase is the toughest wave sailing competition in the world. Only experienced windsurfers are able to challenge Force 10 storms, in which winds of more than 100 km/h and powerful swells defy the human race.......( more )
Posted On: 14/10/2016 13:46:02
The world's very best young windsurfers are set to descend upon the Northern shore of Lake Garda between the 22nd and 29th of October, as the tenth annual Techno 293 World Championships touch down in Torbole, Italy, along with the Techno 293 Plus World Championships.......( more )
Posted On: 13/10/2016 09:52:10
After hosting a stop of the European Freestyle Pro Tour for the first time in 2015, the organisation team of the Zeil and Surfcentrum in Brouwersdam, Holland are staging the big final of the EFPT this year. With a great set-up already last season and a flawless organisation the DAM-X is an outstanding event which makes it hard to think of a better place to hold the last freestyle event of the season.......( more )
ID2CA AGM 2016 Minutes Published
Posted On: 04/10/2016 12:11:08
Posted On: 04/10/2016 11:02:54
The RS:One Class, in partnership with the Chinese Taipei Sailing Association and the Windsurfing Club Guan YIn Ting, has hosted the 2016 RS:One World Championships from 26th to 30th September in Penghu, Taiwan.
RS:One is a multi generational, one-design, windsurfing board featuring an easy and light performing 7.8 rig. Espoirs (youth under 22 years old), Seniors (under 40 year old) and Masters (older than 40), men and women, can race together on the same starting line in a collective fleet.......( more )
Posted On: 30/09/2016 09:52:54
Being on hold for 2 days due to the massive Typhoon Mengi, the 66 racers from 3 continents knew they had to be ready for an intense day of races. 5 races back to back "Regatta" in a solid breeze up to 25 knots, helped to deliver another exceptional day of racing here in Penghu.
In the men fleet, Hong Kong is claiming back the lead of the men fleet with the consistency of Ho Tsun Leung, Howard Chang from Taipei is now second ahead of Rafeek Kikabhoy from Hong Kong.......( more )
Posted On: 27/09/2016 16:15:46
The RS:One Class, in partnership with the Chinese Taipei Sailing Association and the Windsurfing Club Guan YIn Ting, is hosting the 2016 RS:One World Championships from 26th to 30th September in Penghu, Taiwan.
The championship, open to all, will allow international racers to compete through innovative race formats like the Pulsar (compact slalom, America's Cup style) and Marathon (long distance). Courses are set up in a way that the on-shore audience can enjoy the racing.......( more )
Posted On: 27/09/2016 15:44:40
The Estonian Olympic windsurfer Ingrid Puusta (EST 215) sailed alone 100 nautical miles (185 km) when crossing the Baltic Sea by using the RS:X Olympic windsurfing equipment.
Ingrid started from Swedish island Faro near Gotland on Sunday morning 0737 UTC+3 and finished 2125 UTC+3 at Turju in Saaremaa, Estonia.......( more )
Posted On: 23/09/2016 16:34:16
The road to the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be a global adventure for the best young speedsters with a continental qualification system deciding which nations will send sailors to Argentina in October 2018.......( more )
Posted On: 11/09/2016 09:43:06
On day 5 here in Greece many competitors were hoping to get races completed in order to bring into play another discard. Unfortunately Mount Pentelis, which sits majestically above Marathon bay, wore a heavy crown of thick black storm clouds. ......( more )
Posted On: 10/09/2016 10:45:34
Day 4 here in Marathon Bay, Athens, Greece saw us playing the waiting game. Just one race completed. A light forecast SE was fighting with the NE thermal. Each wind direction negating the other.......( more )
Posted On: 09/09/2016 09:36:17
Day 3, Aeolus the Greek god of wind returned to Marathon Bay providing us with 5 races in 10 to 16 knots of NE thermals.
We were sent to the water the instant the wind started. The RO tried to get race five underway before the wind had really kicked in. Light, patchy conditions saw about 10 of us reach the top mark within the time limit, however the rest of the fleet were left struggling. LAT-23 made it back down to the bottom mark before they cancelled the race. The day before, two races were completed in lighter more unstable conditions. ......( more )
Posted On: 08/09/2016 18:17:10
Another Supercup event took place from 3rd to 4th September at Nove Mlyny lake in the Czech Republic. Foreign competitors came from Slovakia, Hungary and Germany to take part at this event in Bic Techno 293, Formula and Raceboard classes (two RS:X included). There were overall 79 sailors ready to start.......( more )
Posted On: 08/09/2016 10:02:50
Day 2 was the kind of day that (heavier), older guys like me see in our nightmares. Yet for others (more fit, younger, lighter), light wind is their advantage.
Race 3, the Race Officer recorded between 8-10 knots on the start boat, however many of us felt it was much lighter. Needless to say only about 10 competitors got away planing from the start before the wind dropped further. Must have been on the limit.......( more )
Posted On: 07/09/2016 13:45:44
After a solid month of classic 20 knot "meltemi" wind in Marathon Bay, an unexpected storm front put an end to the NE perfection. The wind gods however, smiled on our opening day of the championship providing us with 10-16 knots of SE wind which allowed us to complete two races back to back.......( more )
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Posted On: 05/09/2016 12:37:42
The 2016 AGM will take place during the forthcoming Techno 293 Worlds in Torbole Sul Garda, Tentino, Italy - and is scheduled for Thursday 27th October.
The exact time and location will be published on the championship Official Notice Board; with a start time depending upon the end of racing for that day.
Posted On: 04/09/2016 10:09:53
Sadly, it is finished . . . A dream come true! One would have wished it lasts again for ever but no, unfortunately, it had to come to an end after months of preparation. Brutal stop!
What an Event . . . After 24 years of deep sleep and disappearance from the sailing world, this is with emotions we've seen our black II flag rising again officially ashore and on the mast of committee boat.......( more )
Posted On: 28/08/2016 08:28:33
The Raceboard and Division II European Championships have concluded in Brest, France with 90 competitors from 15 countries having entered the event. The biggest fleet was the Raceboard Men, but most importantly it was very good to see a strong Youth representation at the event. A sign that Raceboard can be attractive to sailors of all ages.......( more )
Posted On: 27/08/2016 08:08:04
All sailors were keen to get on the water on Friday as the forecast showed sunny weather and wind from the early morning. A welcome change after the disappointment of having no wind on the previous day. The race committee planned 4 races and the first warning signal was set for 10:00. ......( more )
Posted On: 24/08/2016 08:54:39
90 competitors from 15 countries have entered the European Windsurfing Festival in Brest, with the biggest fleet being the Raceboard Men. The sailors are definitely looking forward to a great week of racing with the weather forecast showing sun all through to Saturday on the French coast. 15 races are planned for the Raceboard class, whilst the DII have 12 scheduled.......( more )
Posted On: 20/08/2016 15:05:59
Monday 22 August sees the start of the European Raceboard Championships and also the Division II European Championships 2016. Organised by Crocodiles de L'Elorn Brest still in the euphoria of the Olympic medals in sailing in Rio, this event promises to be a success judging by the number of pre-entries.
The bar is high with great battles anticipated for Men's and Women's titles. Nicolas Huguet (CN La Pelle Marseille), current Raceboard European Champion, will have much to do to defend his title.......( more )
Posted On: 15/08/2016 18:25:57
30 competitors from 8 countries competed for the 2016 European Championships titles at Monument Beach, Liepaja including former world champions Steve Allen (AUS) and Wojtek Brzozowski (POL). Tuesday
- tough conditions today Wind WSW 19-25knots. Skippers meeting for day one was scheduled for 10.00, with first possible warning signal at 11.00. However, with the wind blowing at 34 knots and wavey conditions on Monument Beach, the organiser decided to move the racing to nearby Karosta Harbour with the first possible warning signal at 13:00.......( more )
Posted On: 15/08/2016 10:11:48
Four years of training, four years of dedication, four years of relentless hard work and it all came down to arguably one of the best medal races in history. The men's final reach separated bronze from fifth by barely a few board lengths whilst on the women's course, the podium continuously shuffled throughout the entire race. Read more . . .
Posted On: 13/08/2016 11:14:57
Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED) has won the gold medal in the Men's Windsurfer and Nick Dempsey (GBR) has won the silver, both without having to contest the Medal Race on Sunday.
It's a carbon copy repeat of London 2012 when the Dutchman took gold ahead of the Briton four years ago. The result is subject to protest, and both sailors will still have to sail the Medal Race, but van Rijsselberghe and Dempsey were already congratulating each other after crossing the finish line of the 12th race of their series. These two athletes have dominated the Olympic competition, with van Rijsselberghe winning seven of the 12 races and Dempsey winning three. Sunday's battle for bronze will still be close fought between Poland, France and Greece. More on RS:X Class website
Posted On: 12/08/2016 09:03:25
The previous word of the day was 'tricky'. The word of the day for those that went out to sea on day four was 'survival'.
The Olympic sailing competition again produced the extremes of flat water and shifty conditions on the inshore courses with the giant wind and size-of-a-house waves out on the seaward courses. This regatta is testing every extreme of a sailor's ability, which some argue is exactly what the Olympic competition should be. Read more . . .
Posted On: 10/08/2016 14:44:34
Day 2 of the Olympic Sailing Competition produced lighter winds more expected at this time of year in Rio, and the south-easterly breezes were mostly around five to seven knots with only occasional moments in double figures.
Nick Dempsey (GBR) continues to lead the Men's Windsurfer competition although Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED) took a fourth and two firsts. It was Flavia Tartaglini's (ITA) turn to rip up the race course in the Women's Fleet, running away with a 1,1,4 scoreline and deposing yesterday's winner, Charline Picon (FRA), from the top of the leaderboard.
Olympic Sailing Rio - Runaway Leaders Dempsey and Picon
Posted On: 09/08/2016 08:27:44
Guanabara Bay delivered some great sailing conditions to launch the Olympic Sailing Competition today, but it was still very, very tricky out there.
Posted On: 06/08/2016 11:43:42
Liepaja, "City where wind is born", will once again host a Formula European Championships. The 2016 championship will form the centrepiece of the Liepaja European Cup Windsurfing Festival which taking place from 8th to 13th August. The venue is Monument Beach and is organised by Janis Jekabsons and his Windsurfing Club Rietumkrasts.......( more )
Posted On: 31/07/2016 09:32:33
The Techno293 European Championships have concluded in Sopot, Poland with 12 races sailed by gold fleets. 335 young windsurfers from 25 countries competed in the event making it a great show both on and off water.
In the U17 girls fleet it was Giorgia Speciale from Italy who won the gold, but not without a fight from Shira Benbenisti from Israel. Third was local sailor, Lidia Sulikowska. It wasn't Giorgia's first title in Sopot. Back in 2013, when Sopot hosted the Techno 293 Worlds, Giorgia won the U15 girls fleet, now she came back for more.......( more )
Posted On: 28/07/2016 09:20:28
The Techno293 European Championships are in their final stage as competitors will now race in gold and silver fleets. We enter the final stage with all six races held for all fleets. ......( more )
Posted On: 26/07/2016 11:23:50
Today was the first day of racing in Sopot for the Junior and Youth Techno293 sailors. U17 and U15 race on separate race courses, one situated in front of the club and the other next to Sopot's pier. 12 races are planned for the whole regatta, which gives an average of two per day for each fleet. ......( more )
Techno 293 Europeans Ready to Go in Sopot!
Posted On: 24/07/2016 11:27:21
The Opening Ceremony has taken place, registration has now closed and competitors are eagerly awaiting the practice race. For all the news, tracking, results, photos and more keep a watch on the event website.
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
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.
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 )
Posted On: 13/06/2016 12:56:01
What an epic final day to close off a successful event here in Pistol River, Oregon. The judges waited until 1pm to allow the tide to turn, hoping for the best waves of the day and the wind to fill in. The nuclear winds forecast for the day held off until the first heat started with the Women's semi final and from there on it was a spectacular show of finals.......( more )
Posted On: 12/06/2016 09:38:48
Day 5: A long waiting day, which started with an early skippers meeting at 08:30 come to an end without enough wind to continue the races. With 64 Races done in 3 out of 5 days this Championship came to a smooth closure.
Congratulations to the Event Organizers and to all the Cool Competitors. ......( more )
Posted On: 09/06/2016 13:12:12
The Annual General Meeting of the International Speed Windsurfing Class Association took place on Fuerteventura during the 2016 Speed Windsurfing World Championships.
A new chairman and committee were elected to take the discipline forward over the next quadrennial.
Pete Davis, incoming Chairman, thanked the members for their support and said he was looking forward to delivering a full championship programme in 2017.......( more )
Posted On: 08/06/2016 12:12:20
CORK is excited to announce that registration is now open for CORK International, Sail Canada Youth and Senior Board Championships and Raceboard North Americans. This Regatta will be hosted by CORK in cooperation with Sail Canada and the International Windsurfing Association.......( more )
Posted On: 08/06/2016 10:53:09
After a mellow morning with the first skippers meeting held at 10am the competitors prepared ready for the first slalom races. Excitement was in the air and spectators and competitors alike could not wait for the action finally to start.
The previous evening the official opening ceremony took place in the main city square followed by some groovy tunes from the local DJ, some refreshment, beverages and speeches from one of the IFCA Class members, some competitors of interest and the city mayor.......( more )
Posted On: 04/06/2016 20:03:07
It was Slovakia's Patrik Pollak and the local Vita Matis, who triumphed in the 2016 Racboard Masters World Championships held on Kizezers lake in Riga, Latvia.
Light wind and sun dominated all 15 races, which were held during the 5 days of racing with only the final day providing wind speed of 20 plus knots. ......( more )
Posted On: 24/05/2016 14:12:21
Algarve windsurfer Miguel Martinho (Clube Naval de Portimao) was awarded the European Formula Windsurfing Masters Champion title, this Sunday May 22, after winning the 12 championship races held over five days off the Praia da Rocha, Portimao. Vasco Chaveca also from the Algarve and representing CNPortimao played a thrilling final day, losing the 2nd place overall and Masters in the last race, in which he did not participate due to an asthma attack on the water.......( more )
Posted On: 22/05/2016 12:33:35
The Annual General Meeting of the International Speed Windsurfing Class shall take place on the evening of June 3rd 2016.
The exact venue and time will be published on the event Official Notice Board.
Those members unable to attend to vote in person may vote via e-mail - see agenda for details
Posted On: 20/05/2016 12:51:34
Everything started at 10.00 for the Skippers meeting, a very early skippers meeting considering the forecast was saying that the wind would only pick up around 15.00. The CR told all competitors that we would do 4 races today, two back to back, a rest of 45m and another two races back to back. ......( more )
Posted On: 20/05/2016 12:27:44
With the wind blowing early and the waves building yet further it was straight into competition this morning.
In the Women's fleet Ingrid Larouche took five wins out of five to secure her dominant win with high forwards, and aggressive wave riding. The fight for second place was a close one between Anna-Maria Zoillet and Deniz Aslan, with Zollett taking it a couple of points ahead.......( more )
Posted On: 19/05/2016 11:03:13
Today was the first day of racing in this amazing European Championship, but before starting to race we had between 9.00 to 11.00 the late registration, for the competitors that only could arrive today. At the end of the registration we have 26 competitors, from 7 countries. ......( more )
Posted On: 14/05/2016 19:02:59
Coming up on 3rd to 5th June 2016, don't miss the Major of Kalisz Cup taking place in Szale, Kalisz, Poland. Maybe a small lake but definitely a big festival type of event with a 100 + boards racing watched by 15,000 spectators during the day on the beach. ......( more )
Posted On: 14/05/2016 12:23:13
Last weekend, 7th and 8th May, Lake Domasa in East Slovakia hosted the first Supercup event of the 2016 season. 33 competitors from Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia sailed 7 races in 2 days.
Part of the event was a long distance race (which counted as a single race towards the final results) where all non locals had a chance to explore the lake and see little bit more of the nice scenery that surrounds Domasa. ......( more )
Posted On: 09/05/2016 15:44:29
Soma Bay is a coastal resort on the Red Sea in Egypt, 45 km south of Hurghada International Airport. The self-contained community of Soma Bay is a peninsula surrounded on all sides by the sea. About 5 km in length and 2 km wide, the peninsula is accessed via a 7 km private road through a single controlled entry gate.......( more )
Posted On: 07/05/2016 13:27:57
Thanks to the great support of the windsurfing community 14 year old Karolina Berankova (ATU Kosice) will go to RIO.
She won a competition on Facebook where people had to like her video. The windsurfing community all around the world helped Karolina to follow her dream to go to Rio to see the Olympics.......( more )
Posted On: 02/05/2016 11:33:33
Founded in 2005, the Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina is the region's largest and most diverse regatta of its kind with keelboats and multihull classes racing over four days (1st to 4th May) and the dinghies, Thailand Optimist National Championships and RS:One Asian Championship racing over three days.
The championship, open to all, allowed international racers to compete through innovative race formats. RS:One is a multi generational, one-design windsurfing board featuring an easy and light performing 7.8 rig. Espoirs (youth under 22 years old), Seniors (under 40 year old) and Masters (older than 40), men and women, can race together on the same starting line in a collective fleet. ......( more )
ISWC Notice of AGM
Posted On: 22/04/2016 15:27:24
The Annual General Meeting of ISWC shall take place during the forthcoming World Championships on Fuerteventura (1st to 5th June).
The exact date and agenda will be published no later than the 20th May. View full notice
Posted On: 21/04/2016 20:48:46
The RS:One Class, in partnership with the Chinese Taipei Sailing Association and the Windsurfing Club Guan YIn Ting, will hold the 2016 RS:One World Championships from the 26 September to the 1st October in Penghu, Taiwan.......( more )
Posted On: 20/04/2016 16:17:51
Liepaja, "City where wind is born", will once again host a Formula European Championships. The 2016 championship will form the centrepiece of the Liepaja European Cup Windsurfing Festival which will take place from 8th to 13th August.
The venue will be Monument Beach and is organised by Janis Jekabsons and his Windsurfing Club Rietumkrasts.......( more )
Posted On: 19/04/2016 16:13:24
An amazing event in a fantastic place for Formula Windsurfing is just four weeks away. Praia da Rocha, Portimao, is all set to welcome FW Masters, Women and Youth for their European Championships and this is also a ranking event for Seniors.
Top competitors from 6 European countries already have their names on the entry list
. Add your name
during the next six days to claim your 30 eur discount on the entry price!......( more )
Great Conditions on the Final Competition Day in Almanarre
Posted On: 17/04/2016 11:41:53
A smooth start on the final competition day with a poor predicted forecast, creating another relaxing vibe on the beach. But… then it all changed as the wind shifted offshore and slowly started to increase as the day was heated up by the superb clear sunny skies.....[more]
Posted On: 17/04/2016 11:34:11
Sailing is in for thrills and spills at the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games with sailors to compete across five of the fastest classes around.
The Men's and Women's Windsurfer, Techno 293+, remains on the YOG programme with the introduction of Men's and Women's Kiteboarding, IKA Twin Tip Racing, and the Nacra 15 Mixed Multihull.......( more )
Posted On: 15/04/2016 19:39:38
It's official - the 2016 Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge will crown Speed Sailing World Champions, from June 1st-5th, in Fuerteventura's Matas Blancas, Canary Islands.......( more )
Posted On: 15/04/2016 10:42:08
Day 3 at the 2016 Junior Youth and Masters European Championship was a long and a good day, the competitors finally switched their game face on and were all excited for some action after 2 days of waiting for the wind. Unfortunately the winds dropped in the late afternoon causing the elimination # 3 to stop at Heat 5 and 6 of the Youths and Masters.......( more )
Posted On: 12/04/2016 12:47:25
The registration took place on Monday 11 April from 10 to 17 pm with 125 registered competitors from 15 countries: 40 Youths, 32 Juniors, 13 Masters, 15 Grand Masters, 10 Female Juniors, 14 female Youths, 1 Female Grand master.
A practice race was organized for all competitors, a great opportunity for some final tuning and testing of their equipment. Winds blew offshore at about 14 knots and the spring vibes were great.......( more )
Posted On: 05/04/2016 14:03:22
Before any sailor's dream of competing in the Olympics can be fulfilled, their country must first be deemed sufficiently competitive. With the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro nearly upon us, that process of country qualification for the ten sailing events is now complete.
The process began at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain, with the qualification system taking sailors around the world for two years, with the final event last week at the Trofeo S.A.R Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, thus closing out the qualifying country list for the Rio summer bonanza and the Olympic sailing competition.......( more )
Posted On: 22/03/2016 11:22:24
The 2016 Indoor de France will gather some of the world's best windsurfers at the AccorHotels Arena, in Bercy, Paris, between April 1st-2nd. The indoor windsurfing event will be held in a specially-designed pool installed inside the French sports arena. Thirty large fans will produce winds of more than 30 knots.
Although Indoor de France is not part of the official PWA World Tour - it definitely should - the event features slalom races (men and women), freestyle, foilboarding, and jumps.......( more )
Posted On: 17/03/2016 09:43:44
Portimao in May - sun, warm water and great wind conditions for formula racing! Hosted by a super friendly club with a passionate formula membership including Miguel Martinho (POR-5) who will be sure to be one of the favourites for this years' Master title.
Calling all speed windsurfers - renew your membership now!
Posted On: 11/03/2016 12:07:48
The International Speed Windsurfing Class (ISWC) invite you to join now for 2016 at a new reduced fee.
Full membership of the class, including full voting rights, is only available to individuals, the speed windsurfers of the world. This year will see the announcement of a World Championship, at which will be held an Annual General Meeting of members. Full details will follow later this month.
A current membership of the class is a requirement to participate in both the class championships and the AGM. Complete your membership form and submit payment online
Posted On: 29/02/2016 16:38:07
World Sailing is disappointed to announce that the Oman Sailing Committee have withdrawn from hosting the 2016 Youth Sailing World Championships which were due to take place in December 2016.
The Oman Sailing Committee was able to exercise the right to withdraw, as a final contract for the hosting of the event had not been concluded. World Sailing will now immediately start to work with its Member National Authorities to rapidly identify an alternative venue for the 2016 Youth Sailing World Championships at the same time of year as the event originally planned for Oman.......( more )
Posted On: 28/02/2016 18:49:16
Sopocki Klub Zeglarski (SKZ) in Sopot, Poland, will host "back-to-back" European Championships this July for the Techno 293 (T293) Association.
The T293 European Championships
(23 to 30 July) will be preceded (17 to 22 July) by the inaugural European Championships for the T293 Plus
class, most recently selected as windsurfing equipment for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.......( more )
Posted On: 28/02/2016 12:11:04
Polish windsurfers Piotr Myszka and Malgorzata Bialecki started the last day of racing at the 2016 RS:X World Championships in Eilat, Israel top of both the men's and women's sections.
Competition started with the last Silver fleet races but these were stopped as the wind almost died, and the fleets returned to shore, ending their part in the Championship.
Thankfully, conditions improved ......( more )
Posted On: 25/02/2016 10:51:49
After the second day of racing at the RS:X World Championships in Eilat, Israel, Poland's Malgorzata Bialecki tops the women's leaderboard while Nick Dempsey (GBR) and Pawel Tarnowski (POL) share the lead in the men's section.......( more )
Posted On: 07/02/2016 13:59:36
Jason Polakow has become the first windsurfer to ride the big wave of Nazare, in Portugal. The Australian wave sailor has finally fulfilled his longtime dream of riding a windsurf board on the monstrous liquid cliffs of Praia do Norte, the spot usually reserved for surfing, bodyboarding and, more recently, skimboarding.
Polakow rode 43-foot waves (13 meters) after carefully studying and preparing the adventure in the last 12 months.......( more )
Posted On: 05/02/2016 14:24:54
Kizezers Lake, in Riga, Latvia, will be the host venue for the 2016 Raceboard Masters World Championship. Scheduled to take place from 31st May to 4th June the event includes the Rig Cup for RS:X and Techno 293 racers.......( more )
Posted On: 31/01/2016 13:32:39
As sailors again arrived early at the beach for the final day, we all held our breath in hope that perhaps the forecast would somehow be wrong again. As it turned out the wind gods took mercy on us and we had a promising looking breeze building out of the south east by 12pm. ......( more )
Return to Alqueva for first European Cup of 2016
Posted On: 28/01/2016 15:34:01
Posted On: 28/01/2016 12:28:12
The biggest event on the local windsurfing calendar and one of the key windsurfing events in Asia, the SIM 35th Singapore Open South East Asian Windsurfing Championship was organised by the Windsurfing Association of Singapore supported by Singapore Sailing Federation.
The multi-class championship event, held during the northeast monsoon season and with the high energy from the SIM students, delivered as expected an exciting event. ......( more )
Posted On: 27/01/2016 15:06:25
ACES Europe (European Capitals and Cities of Sport Federation) has named Kosice as the Slovakian European City of Sport for 2016. The city's passion for sport and civic pride, combined with focus on health and wellbeing, involves the local community and welcomes the world beyond!
A competition has been launched for young athletes to showcase Olympic sports, with a chance to win a trip to Rio to watch the Olympic Games.
We have a techno girl, Karolina, taking part in the competition and we are calling on the techno community to give her some LIKES. ......( more )
Posted On: 14/01/2016 12:19:50
The Notice of Race is being prepared and will be published soon, meantime here is a preview of what is coming up in Portimao, on the Algarve, in May.
Youth, Master and Women's European titles will be contested, along with ranking points for the 2016 European Cup in all divisions.
Sponsors of this years event include Reptile Masts
- delivering super quality product prizes to be won. ......( more )
World Sailing report into discrimination
Posted On: 13/01/2016 15:43:48
World Sailing has published its report into discrimination at the 2015 Youth World Sailing Championship in Langkawi, Malaysia.
World Sailing deeply regret that 2 sailors from the Israel Yachting Association (IYA) were unable to compete at the 2015 Youth World Championships due to the conditions imposed by the Malaysian authorities, in order for them to be allowed permission to enter the country and compete at the regatta.
Posted On: 11/01/2016 13:39:34
World Sailing has appointed Andy Hunt, former CEO of the British Olympic Association and a non-executive Director of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games as its new Chief Executive Officer.
"I am delighted to have been selected by the Executive Board to lead World Sailing."
Hunt (52) has most recently been Chairman & Managing Partner of Progressive Media Group, an International Media & Business Information group of companies, as well as serving as a non-executive Director of England Hockey & Gloucester Rugby. Hunt has had a highly successful career across both sport and business over the past 30 years.......( more )
Posted On: 31/12/2015 15:28:45
Another busy and successful year for IWA and its member classes comes to a close.
Outgoing 2015 IWA President, Francesco Zarbo, commented: "we remind everybody that we are an organisation - to Unite, to Assist, and to Serve - with clear objectives that include 'To protect and represent the interests of windsurfers worldwide'. Discrimination is not one of our goals or duties."
Ezio Ferin, Techno 293 President, (pictured) takes over from Francesco as 2016 IWA President. "On behalf of my fellow executive committee members I take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year. Let us ensure that the kindred spirit and friendly rivalry that exists at our techno championships pervades all our events during 2016 and beyond."......( more )
Posted On: 15/12/2015 12:24:32
The RS:One Class, in partnership with the PWA, the Philippines Sport Commission and the Philippines Olympic Committee, held the 2015 Club Balai Isabel RS:One World Championships from the 7th to 12th December on Taal Lake, Philippines. The championship, opened to all, allowed international racers to compete through innovative race formats such as the Pulsar (compact slalom, America's Cup style).......( more )
Posted On: 10/12/2015 12:30:13
The RS:One Class, in partnership with the Philippines Windsurfing Association, the Philippines Sport Commission and the Philippines Olympic Committee, is organising the 2015 Club Balai Isabel RS:One World Championships from the 7th to 12th December in Taal Lake, Philippines.......( more )
Posted On: 09/12/2015 16:39:44
Just as the morning before, the postponement flag fluttered under cloudy skies in anticipation of afternoon wind. For some, on this final competition day, it was a tense wait. The wind gods were kind, providing good conditions for three races, making a total of 13 races in all for the championship.
In the men's RS:X fleet, Daniel Flores (VEN-1) is the undisputed champion, 9 points clear of second placed Brenno Francioli (BRA-70). The battle for third place was won by Eduardo Herman (CHI-1) who crossed the finish line ahead of Alessio Botteri in all three of today's races.......( more )
Posted On: 08/12/2015 17:56:09
8 countries from 3 continents are represented at the RS:One World Championships which have kicked off with 5 races on the beautiful Taal Lake in the Philippines. On the island of Luzon, it is located just thirty miles from the capital city of Manila and, despite being a lake, the breeze is usually solid at this time of year.
And on day one, Taal Lake certainly lived up to its reputation with winds of 20 knots, gusting 30, for 3 races in the morning followed by 2 after lunch.......( more )
Posted On: 08/12/2015 12:35:33
The morning of day four was cloudy, cold and windless. A long wait for competitors keen to make their mark on this championship until the wind finally came in at 1500. Some sun was shining through the fog as it dispersed, heralding good winds for three races during the afternoon.......( more )
Posted On: 07/12/2015 17:09:44
A frustrating start to racing on day 2. First there was a delay waiting for the breeze to pick up in the afternoon, and then the first race of the day had to be abandoned as it was unlikely that a sailor would be able to finish within the time limit. However, conditions improved and the race committee were able to complete 2 back to back races before the day' s end.......( more )
Posted On: 05/12/2015 12:25:06
35 competitors from 7 nations completed registration at the 2015 South American Windsurfing Championships taking place in Paracus, Peru.
It is great news to see racers from 5 South American countries - Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Peru and Venezuela - being joined in Paracus by representatives from the Netherlands and USA.......( more )
Posted On: 22/11/2015 15:16:00
The horn of the first heat of the double elimination here at the European Freestyle Expression in Six Fours les Plages went off around 12.00am. The forecasted wind filled in even faster than the day before and delivered suitable conditions for excellent competition on the last day of the European Freestyle Expression in the South of France.......( more )
Posted On: 19/11/2015 11:13:52
The Italian windsurfer is the most successful female Olympic sailor in history, with a total medal count of one gold, one silver and two bronze medals. Throughout her career, Alessandra competed in three different windsurfing classes: Lechner A-390, Mistral and RS:X.......( more )
Posted On: 14/11/2015 12:42:50
A two day meeting of the ISAF Council followed by the Annual General Meeting drew the 2015 Annual Conference to a close in Sanya, China.
More than 500 delegates met on the Chinese island of Hainan from 7-14 November to make the decisions that will shape the future of sailing into the new year. The meeting of ISAF Council, the final decision making body of ISAF, voted on the recommendations made by the ISAF committees throughout the week.......( more )
ISAF President's Report, 2015 Annual Conference
Posted On: 14/11/2015 12:05:43
We are now at the end of the third year of this Executive Committee and I would like to look back for a moment to better focus on the way ahead.
It is with some satisfaction that I see the main goals of our vision and programme have been in the great part addressed but one thing stands out to me and it is the spirit of our group; it is still exactly the same as it was when we started, still pushing very hard. I need to thank them once again, I have been very lucky. . . .[more
Posted On: 14/11/2015 11:54:38
336 winners in one event! Impossible task? Well BIC Techno 293 One design class did it again. Yes there were only 18 places on the podium at the end of the Championships in Cagliari, Sardinia but, after week of racing with the best youth windsurfers from all around the world, all participants are winners. Even superstar of America's Cup Sailing Max Sirena thinks it was "pretty cool".
Posted On: 09/11/2015 12:07:06
Last Monday showed the full potential of the LUDERITZ SPEED CANAL - A combination of the fast channel, strong winds and riders' top skills (plus huge courage) have produced TOP level performances with World & National Records well beaten. In 40-50 kts of wind, these extreme athletes have sailed in truly extreme conditions and have managed to once again engrave their names and the event in the history of Speed Sailing thus pushing the seemingly impossible limits, even further.......( more )
Posted On: 03/11/2015 20:24:07
336 competitors from 26 countries gathered in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy to take part in the 2015 Techno293 World Championships. The host Windsurfing Club Cagliari put on a great event, especially as the organisers had to take over the regatta just months before it took place due to organisational problems at a previously picked site. ......( more )
Posted On: 31/10/2015 09:46:06
The first 2015 world champions for the Techno 293 windsurfing class arrive from Israel. As expected, both Katy Spychakov and Yoav Cohen (Under 17) secured their gold medals one day early. With light wind again in Cagliari, she kept winning (1-1), he just kept the rivals under control (4-2). Celebrations in the water and back to shore, with different reactions.......( more )
Posted On: 30/10/2015 09:36:07
Everybody (well, not exactly . . .) was waiting for the wind but we got some dark clouds instead, and some rain too, threatening the fourth day of the Techno 293 World Championships in Cagliari. But it didn't last. By noon sun was out, sky was blue and all sailors were rushing to the course, with the Under 17 and Under 15 boys now split between Gold and Silver fleets. ......( more )
Posted On: 29/10/2015 09:12:20
Another light wind day didn't stop the action at the Techno 293 World Championships in Cagliari. Race committee waited for the breeeze to pick up before calling the competitors out, but at the end all fleets except one managed to complete two races. Enough to challenge the top positions in most of the groups.......( more )
Posted On: 29/10/2015 09:11:21
A long morning by the beach, under a grey sky and with no sign of wind. The Techno 293 Worlds' fleet run into one of those slow days that one would expect on different racing courses - not in Cagliari. Well, it can happen here too, sometimes. After an early lycra ceremony to celebrate the best sailors from the first day, the kids had plenty of time to check the equipment, make new friends, play fresbee, snack around or take a nap.......( more )
Posted On: 27/10/2015 08:29:06
A strong start for the 2015 Techno293 World Championships in Cagliari, with three races completed for all fleets in less than 4 hours. And an even stronger start for France, Italy and Israel: these three big teams confirmed their medal ambitions from the first day of race.......( more )
Posted On: 25/10/2015 10:49:08
The RS:X World Windsurfing Championships in Mussanah, Oman, concluded in spectacular style today with the Medal Races producing nail-biting competition and two extremely worthy world champions. Peina Chen, the 26 year-old super-fit Chinese sailor confirmed her overall win of the Women's World Championship, while an eighth place for Frenchman Pierre Le Coq in the Medal Race was enough for him to retain his leading position and secure the Men's title.......( more )
Posted On: 25/10/2015 10:41:34
The 2015 Techno 293 World Championships are officially under way, after the opening ceremony held here in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. It has been a simple and fun event, with a short parade from Windsurfing Club Cagliari - host to the event - to a small amphitheatre facing the sea, by the Marina piccola harbour. ......( more )
Posted On: 23/10/2015 12:57:10
The RS:X World Windsurfing Championships in Mussanah, Oman, delivered another cracking day of competition for the opening races of the Final Series.
Thirteen knots of wind, mid-afternoon, was enough to create thrilling speeds for the men's fleets both upwind and down and impressive tactical racing. The newly formed Gold and Silver fleets - determined by rankings from the Qualifying Series earlier in the week - really raised the intensity today. Given the fact that for many of the countries and sailors competing in Oman, this event acts as an Olympic qualifier, the competitors are fighting for every inch.......( more )
Posted On: 21/10/2015 14:06:32
Peina Chen (CHN) and Pierre Le Coq (FRA) continue to lead their respective fleets at the RS:X World Windsurfing Championships in Mussanah, Oman, but light tactical conditions made for some challenging racing on the second day. The wind, when it did fill in, was lighter than expected and never reached more than 8kts. This led to an exceptionally physical day where skilful pumping played a major part in success on the race course.......( more )
Posted On: 20/10/2015 19:17:52
The RS:X World Windsurfing Championships in Mussanah, Oman, got off to a spectacular start today with all six scheduled races completed in 10-11 knots of breeze. Racing for the 145 athletes is split into two fleets - men and women - and each fleet has a Blue and Yellow group selected according to daily rankings. Each group contests three races per day in the opening qualifying rounds.......( more )
Posted On: 13/10/2015 16:14:30
Olympic venue for 2020 Olympics is warming up. In upcoming years Enoshima waters will host more and more events as preparation for the Olympic games in Tokyo 2020. One of the first major was Asian championships in youth and senior - Olympic windsurfing class Bic Techno 293 One Design and Neil Pryde RS:X windsurfers had chance to test all conditions at this venue in only one week. Even a Typhoon extreme . . .
Posted On: 04/10/2015 00:48:48
The end of the Asian championship in Enoshima is a new beginning for the venue which will host the Olympic regatta in 2020. It is also a new beginning for lot of the young kids which came here for the weekend to race at junior techno cup.......( more )
Posted On: 01/10/2015 05:49:51
Variable wind conditions again today with one race for all fleets in the morning and a second race in the afternoon after a rest period ashore.......( more )
Posted On: 29/09/2015 03:05:01
Two races were completed for all fleets on the first day of racing at the 2015 Asian Windsurfing Championships hosted by the Enoshima Chotto Yacht Beach Club.......( more )
Posted On: 20/09/2015 08:08:42
This year's Raceboard European Championships were hosted by the Andalucian Sailing Federation Centre, Puerto Sherry, in the beautiful Spanish city of El Puerto de Santa Maria. The 41 sailors from 10 countries could enjoy some of the best sailing conditions the place has to offer,......( more )
Posted On: 18/09/2015 10:30:45
We're set for some exciting racing to the very end. The ladies are fighting hard and despite the small fleet of just 7 sailors, the podium places have not yet been secured. We've got a Youth, Senior, Grand Master and Veteran in the top 4. It's great to see the Youth fighting with Veteran sailors as equals. ......( more )
Posted On: 15/09/2015 18:11:12
Strength not only in numbers from the French team with Nicolas Huguet winning all three races on the first day of the European Championships. The wins did not come easy though, the races were close and as Nicolas said, "You can never be comfortable." The Spanish Toni Colomar Torres was always close behind, even leading in the first race, he finished with two second places and a third. Third in the overall classification is Alejandro Buchau from Club de Surf Formentera. ......( more )
Posted On: 14/09/2015 21:18:35
After an incredible 3-month journey Jono Dunnett has finally completed his Windsurf Round Britain mission.
Jono was joined by brother Gregg and friend Clyde Waite for the final stretch of the journey that took him back into his starting spot of Clacton. Crowds of family, friends and supporters gathered on Clacton pier to welcome Jono back to shore. It was only a brief stop on land though, as the guys headed back out and round to the final, final stop and then we think a few beers will be in order to celebrate tonight!......( more )
Posted On: 13/09/2015 19:10:08
As the competitors arrived at the race site Aeolus greeted us with solid 22 knots gusting to 25, from the NNE. Already tired after the previous day of racing, the mood in the rigging area was one of quiet concentration, as the forecast was for serious wind all day. ......( more )
Posted On: 13/09/2015 17:16:06
The WATERZ 2015 IFCA JUNIOR & YOUTH FREESTYLE/WAVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP has come to an end. Congratulations to Amado Vrieswijk (NB-20), 2015 IFCA Youth Freestyle World Champion, to Mats Moyson the 2015 IFCA Junior Freestyle Champion and also to all the other competitors who took part with such enthusiasm.......( more )
Posted On: 12/09/2015 10:32:28
The Andalucian Sailing Federation Centre is ready for a week packed of exciting Raceboard racing and so are the windsurfers that have travelled to El Puerto de Santa Maria from all over Europe.......( more )
Posted On: 07/09/2015 11:17:56
The inscription for the WATERZ 2015 IFCA JUNIOR & YOUTH FREESTYLE/WAVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP took place from 10am to 17pm followed by a demo and training session with the guest pro riders Tonky Frans and Davy Sheffers in the late afternoon.
Some of the young competitors had fun and experienced wavy conditions for the first time . . . The young local Marcus Sonnichsen was showing off some good skills among, Belgian Freestyler Mat Moysen with a few freestyle tricks between the waves on the inside and German youngster Henri Kolberg with a selection of everyone had a blast.......( more )
Posted On: 01/09/2015 22:35:39
This years event once again combines the youth and masters European Championship with the final leg of the 2015 European Cup Series. The venue will be the beach front of the "Golden Coast" Hotel in Nea Makri on the fabulous Marathon Bay , Attica.......( more )
Posted On: 01/09/2015 20:25:17
The inaugural RFWEC was hosted at the Hotel Pierhouse, Lomonosov, St.Petersburg. The pilot venue greeted sailors from Latvia, Estonia, and the Russian cities of Lipetsk, Ekaterinburg, Moscow region and St. Petersburg.......( more )
Posted On: 30/08/2015 20:36:30
In just over two weeks, from the 13th to 19th of September, the bay of Cadiz, which is best known for international regattas like the Andalusian Olympic Week and the New Years Race, will welcome Raceboard sailors from all around the continent.......( more )
Posted On: 14/08/2015 21:49:56
European championship in BIC Techno 293 One design class in LATVIA is over. All will remember wind, waves, fun, friends,windsurfing song and much more. Liepaja the city where the wind is born delivered challenging conditions which tested
the skills of all participants.......( more )
Posted On: 13/08/2015 15:32:15
The Waterz 2015 IFCA Junior & Youth Freestyle/Wave World Championship 2015 will take place in Hvide Sande, Denmark. Hvide Sande will welcome the future windsurfing stars from the 6th to 12th September 2015.......( more )
Posted On: 13/08/2015 13:43:25
Attention, competitors! We have to inform you that the Windsurfing Euro-Cup in Izmir (Turkey) is cancelled.......( more )
Posted On: 26/07/2015 20:16:47
Competitors from all over Europe, joined by teams from as far afield as USA and Hong Kong, are arriving for the eagerly anticipated Techno 293 European Championships. Many are taking advantage of some early training in the Baltic Cup Regatta taking place this weekend. ......( more )
Posted On: 26/07/2015 19:57:24
Volvo Surf Cup thrills 120,000 spectators on Sylt.
After five days the Volvo Surf Cup on Sylt (Germany) came to an end. A total of over 120,000 spectators experienced spectacular races at the IFCA Slalom World Championship 2015. With over 90 competitors from 17 different nations a new participation record was set.......( more )
Posted On: 24/07/2015 09:32:31
Racing continues at the Volvo Surf Cup 2015 IFCA Slalom World Championships at Sylt, Westerland, Germany. A bright sunny day with the skippers meeting held at 09:30.......( more )
Posted On: 24/07/2015 09:29:43
The IFCA Slalom World Championships are currently running at the Volvo Surf Cup on Sylt. Almost 90 competitors from 17 different nations travelled to Germany's most famous island for the most important slalom regatta of the year. Among them is also a great fleet of 10 women.......( more )
Posted On: 23/07/2015 09:10:52
A summery day welcomed the competitors and visitors on the first racing day with wind readings of 8 to 13 knots, weather partly cloudy with temperatures around the 16-18 C°. ......( more )
Posted On: 22/07/2015 18:47:14
Liepaja will be hosting the Formula Windsurfing European Cup and Baltic Cup Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Regatta this weekend. Over three days from Friday to Sunday, the Latvian NeilPryde Baltic Cup will be held at Liepaja beach on the Baltic Sea coast, Latvia with competitors from Techno 293, RS:X, Formula Windsurfing, Raceboard and Formula Kite classes. ......( more )
Posted On: 17/07/2015 20:22:58
The Highlight of this years Windsurfing season will start the coming wednesday on Sylt. The IFCA Slalom World Championships 2015 will take place within the Volvo Surf Cup on Sylt.......( more )
Posted On: 12/07/2015 21:15:03
The RS:One Windsurfing ISAF Class, in partnership with the FFV and the Cercle Nautique de Loctudy, has held its 2015 European Championships from the 5th to 11th July in Loctudy, France.
The championship, open to all, allowed international racers to compete through innovative race formats like The Pulsar (compact slalom with reaching start, America's Cup style), Marathon (long distance) and classical Regatta. Courses were set up in a way that the on-shore audience could enjoy the races.......( more )
Posted On: 12/07/2015 15:20:32
Coming up are the US Windsurfing Nationals with racing scheduled from Wednesday to Friday, 12 to 14 August. The event is also the 2015 Formula Windsurfing North American Championship. ......( more )
Posted On: 10/07/2015 20:03:53
The RS:One, an ISAF Windsurfing Class, in partnership with the French Sailing Federation (FFV) and the Cercle Nautique de Loctudy, is holding its 2015 European Championships from the 5th to 11th July in Loctudy, France. ......( more )
Posted On: 09/07/2015 20:14:28
The ISWC European Speed Championships took place on the Island of Fuerteventura last week. A hard fought competition with 15 countries taking part and European titles for Men's, Women's, Master, Youth and Junior titles up for grabs there was a lot to play for. ......( more )
Posted On: 09/07/2015 19:53:50
Day 4 started with a smooth morning breeze.
The night before, a fashion show was joined by 2 competitors at the festival square.
The thermal winds finally kicked in and elimination 1 was finalized after some
interesting battles in the Youth and Junior divisions. ......( more )
Posted On: 01/07/2015 14:17:54
The windsurfing world has been shocked again by the untimely death yesterday morning of one of the Netherlands finest windsurfers, Peter Volwater. ......( more )
2015 IFCA JYM Slalom World Championships Reggio Calabria
Posted On: 29/06/2015 08:13:16
Sailors are preparing their kit and last minute entries are being taken today at Reggio Calabria, Italy, ready for the start of the IFCA Junior, Youth and Masters Slalom Worlds. Racing begins tomorrow, Tuesday 30th, and continues until Saturday 4th July. Follow the event live on Twitter and IFCA Facebook.
Posted On: 29/06/2015 07:45:04
Today saw the final day of the 2015 RS:X European & Youth European Championships here at Mondello beach in Sicily. After a challenging week, it all came down to today decide who would take the title. That said, there was a relaxed and positive mood in the air today as the contenders made the most of the last day, hiding any hint of pressure well.......( more )
Posted On: 24/06/2015 08:44:33
Competitors from eleven different countries made their way to the third Windsurfing Euro-Cup of the season. Bol on the island Brac in Croatia is famous for its crystal clear waters and the reliable thermal side shore wind. But this time the venue didn't want to cooperate. Only one slalom elimination could be completed.......( more )
Posted On: 15/06/2015 13:09:22
Rain and low wind on Tallinn Bay did not allow any races to be held on the last day of the Estonian NeilPryde Baltic Cup, so the final results for Formulas, Formula Kites, Raceboards and Techno 293's came down to the strong wind races of Friday, and for the Raceboards and Techno 293's also the low wind races of Saturday.......( more )
Posted On: 13/06/2015 21:29:14
Only two races were possible today - but it was two more than expected with the forecast given. However it was a long wait ashore before the Race Officer, Eva Jodkowska, felt conditions had improved sufficiently to bring the sailors out on the race course. ......( more )
Posted On: 12/06/2015 21:13:49
Against the predicted forecast 3 races in good winds were achieved today and it was a mixed bag of results at the end of racing. The day started off with 10 knots, it was sunny and a balmy 20 degrees Celsius. The wind built to 12-13 knots on the course for the first race but then dropped back to 10 knots for the remainder.......( more )
Posted On: 11/06/2015 22:50:06
What a day in Sopot! 12 knots greeted competitors, it was warm and sunny and another brilliant race day with three bullets for Max! 2 back to back course races followed, after a break ashore, by one marathon race was scheduled and the plan worked perfectly.......( more )
Posted On: 11/06/2015 13:29:17
This week over three days from Friday to Sunday, Estonian NeilPryde Baltic Cup will be held at Pirita beach in Tallinn, Estonia with competitors fromTechno 293, RS:X, Formula Windsurfing, Raceboard and Formula Kite classes. ......( more )
Posted On: 10/06/2015 21:54:14
Competitors were greeted with 6-8 knots of wind over quite strong waves but both the men's and women's fleets got away with clear starts. As the wind steadily built to 10 knots over the course area, Latvian Ilona Grinberga was determined to maintain her clean record ......( more )
Posted On: 09/06/2015 21:51:57
3 back to back races completed on day one, sunny with north-easterly wind around 9/10 knots for race 1, building to 14/15 knots during the afternoon, great racing and no protests! It doesn't get better than that! ......( more )
Posted On: 09/06/2015 13:25:48
Light wind in the beginning, followed by storms and thunder on the next day and stable 7-10 m/s wind on the last day of the Lithuanian leg of Neilpryde Baltic Cup, which took place in Svencele, a windsurfing paradise in the Curronian Lagoon. "Such conditions made this race very interesting and challenging. After all, we can truly say, that the winners really are the best," said one of the judges, Mindaugas Cirvinskas.......( more )
Posted On: 05/06/2015 10:13:49
First appearing on the scene as an ISAF Class in 2011, the NeilPryde RS:One continues its journey on the international stage in France. Loctudy in Finistere (Brittany) will host the RS: One European Championships 2015 from 5 to 11 July and the excitement is building.......( more )
Posted On: 03/06/2015 07:41:02
To encourage participation in the event by women slalom racers, the organisers, Choppywater, and IFCA have agreed to give women a separate start from men and publish a separate ranking. ......( more )
Posted On: 26/05/2015 12:59:48
Over the weekend of 22-24 May on Szale, a small lake close to Kalisz, the oldest town in Poland, the local club UJKS "Szturwal" Kalisz organised the 4th edition of the Major of Kalisz Cup. ......( more )
Two Weeks to Santa Cruz and Pistol River!
Posted On: 23/05/2015 11:28:26
The West Coast events are a great adventure! Road trip with the AWT Family from Santa Cruz to Pistol River for an adventure you will never forget!
Read more AWT News . . .
Posted On: 18/05/2015 15:09:33
After five competition days the Summer Opening presented by Multivan came to an end this Sunday. The final day brought even harder conditions with it than the day before. With waves up to four meters it was impossible for the race crew to get the boats out on the water. ......( more )
Posted On: 05/05/2015 12:14:21
The Final Day at the 2015 IFCA JUNIOR, YOUTH & MASTERS SLALOM EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS here in Hyeres, Almanarre Plage ended with 5 full eliminations in the women, juniors, youths and masters divisions completed for the championship titles.......( more )
Posted On: 05/05/2015 12:11:55
The fourth competition day started early with the skippers meeting at 9am. Yesterday's relaxation caused for an exciting morning as the sun was out and the vibes for good winds were positive. However the wind came through a bit later and smoothly with wind readings between 10 and 14 knots after the skippers meeting. ......( more )
Posted On: 04/05/2015 13:58:21
The final day of competition dawned hot and sunny, but with no wind - perfect barbecue conditions! Competitors were on hold with the first possible warning signal at 1600. By this time the wind had picked up, was coming from the right direction and the Race Committee were ready on the water. ......( more )
Posted On: 04/05/2015 13:43:02
Another fine start to a racing day but hopes of the wind kicking in early contradicted the wind forecast of wind arriving late. It was going to be yet another long day and the skippers meeting was set for midday, first possible warning signal at 1400......( more )
Posted On: 01/05/2015 21:29:39
The second competition day started just like the day before, smooth with the first skippers meeting at 10am. A few protests from the previous day were being evaluated and one of them was the start of Nicolas Goyard (with video footage) during the semi finals in elimination 2. He got a redress and scored a slot in the youth finals. ......( more )
Posted On: 01/05/2015 15:06:09
A late start meant a late finish, especially for the masters fleet. Shortly after 5.00, local time, the AP came down as 15-17 knots was recorded over the race area. 2 races were eventually run, "back to back", for all divisions which only left time for one final race for masters to complete the day and catch up with the other fleet.......( more )
Posted On: 30/04/2015 14:12:25
An earlier start than day one but the same late finish led to a long day for all racers. At the skippers meeting the Race Officer confirmed the intention of following the same course as day 1 with 2 races back to back followed by a further 2 races back to back after a rest ashore. Fleet 1 including youth and women were to race on the outer loop and fleet 2 (seniors/masters) on the inner, bigger, loop.......( more )
Posted On: 30/04/2015 14:04:25
The first competition day started very smoothly with the first skippers meeting at 10am. Shortly after mid day the thermal winds slowly started to build up with winds from 11 to 16 knots. The day continued with increasing winds up to 22 knots in the gusts.......( more )
Posted On: 30/04/2015 10:21:16
The future seems upon us and after ourselves in San Diego witnessing first hand the power of foiling technology in the kite arena, it was only a matter of time before Foiling windsurfing made a true debut to the market. ......( more )
Posted On: 29/04/2015 11:59:45
A beautiful sun shining "French spring weather" welcomed the competitors here in Hyeres, Almanarre. Inscriptions took place from 10am to 5pm. After lunch time a practice race was organized by the race committee so the youngsters could have a chance to get used to the starting procedures and the sailing conditions here in Almanarre.......( more )
Posted On: 29/04/2015 11:40:09
2nd best for current world champions after day 1 at the Monsaraz World Festival of Formula Windsurfing . . .
3 races were completed for all fleets/divisions on day 1 of the Monsaraz World Festival Formula Windsurfing 2015 organised by the Associacao Formula Windsurfing Portugal (APFW) in co-operation with, and hosted by, Clube de Vela de Lagos. This is a perfect location for formula racing ......( more )
Posted On: 28/04/2015 09:30:58
Great news for the elite of slalom racing! From July 21st to 26th the IFCA Slalom Worlds will take place on Sylt in Germany. The IFCA Slalom World Championship is the sportive highlight of the Volvo Surf Cup which is one of the biggest funsport events in Germany. ......( more )
Posted On: 27/04/2015 09:58:58
The kick-off event of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup season 2015 is over now. 48 competitors from 12 different nations participated in the Garda Trentino Euro-Cup in Torbole. On three out of four regatta days it was possible to run competitions and the race crew managed achieve a total of five completed eliminations giving the competitors two discards. ......( more )
Posted On: 18/04/2015 11:20:04
The Formula Windsurfing Class has selected a new Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix regatta. From May 13th to 17th the Summer Opening will invite the top racers to the Summer Opening in Westerland on the island Sylt in Germany.......( more )
Posted On: 13/04/2015 11:28:28
Four races on the final day of the event saw the completion of a 12 race series for this year's world title. Gonzalo Costa Hoevel from Argentina ended the day on the perfect score of 9 points from 12 races - 9 race wins secured him victory and his first Formula Windsurfing World title. ......( more )
Reasons to See You - The Latest Video from Patrik Pollak
Posted On: 01/04/2015 17:55:53
Important part of BIC Techno 293 one design class is meeting and competing with your friends. So where do you see them next time? Dates of the major events this year and other reasons why all love to compete. View Here
Posted On: 31/03/2015 09:57:51
The top formula racers from around the world are gathering in Praia de Vitoria, on Terceira island, in the Portuguese Azores, for the 2015 Formula Windsurfing World Championships. The pre entry list includes multiple world champions - Steve Allen from Australia (3 times world champion) and Ross Williams from Great Britain (2 titles and the current world champion). Casper Bouman, from the Netherlands, will no doubt be wanting to add 2015 to his 2013 world title.......( more )
Posted On: 28/03/2015 14:52:32
The Speed Team Makkum have announced the creation of a speed sailing channel in Makkum, a small coastal town located in the northwest of the Netherlands.
The stakes are high. Europe aims to become the speed sailing capital; France and the Netherlands have been improving the conditions and chasing world records in speed sailing.......( more )
Posted On: 28/03/2015 14:19:57
by Jesper Vesterstroem (DEN-111) pic Manuel Rosquete
So I decided to make the trip to Miami to see what the 2015 IFJU FINS / FORMULA US EASTERN CHAMPIONSHIP was all about. Alex Morales, owner of Tillo International and associated with IFJU fins was organizing the event and he did so in style!......( more )
Posted On: 28/03/2015 10:33:02
The Windsurfing Euro-Cup is gaining further momentum. Now the Euro-Cup office announces the addition of a great final event in Turkey to the Windsurfing Euro-Cup tour 2015. The Windsurfing Euro-Cup Goeztepe in Urla-Izmir will take place from August 25th to 29th and offers a prize money of eur 15.000,00.......( more )
Posted On: 28/03/2015 10:23:00
We are happy to announce the first updates and additions to the 2015 EFPT calendar.
Also in 2015 the first EFPT event will be the 'Chiemsee European Tow-In Championship' in Podersdorf from the 30th of April until the 3rd of May. We are looking forward to the start of the season with a huge show at the night tow-in of the first day, where spectacular moves and an amazing atmosphere have been guaranteed year by year.......( more )
Posted On: 04/03/2015 15:23:23
Great news from Vasco Chaveca who is organising the Monsaraz World Festival of Formula in Lagos, Portugal. Additional sponsorship has been raised and the following prize money will now be distributed to the top 3 in the following:
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Good News from Greece
Posted On: 26/02/2015 10:19:06
The good news here in Greece is, for the first time, the Hellenic Sailing Federation has invited Techno 293 Class competitors to join in the ATHENS EUROLYMP WEEK taking place at the Faliron Olympic Complex, Marina Delta Kallitheas from 13th to 19th March 2015.
Click Here to view the Notice of Race
Posted On: 25/02/2015 23:43:57
The Hong Kong Race Week started Saturday 14th February hosting for the first time the ASAF Youth Cup with the RS:One Class amongst other Sailing Classes.
The Hong Kong Royal Yacht Club of Middle Island has been delivering an outstanding welcome and race management for this second ASAF Youth Cup stop over.......( more )
Posted On: 25/02/2015 23:36:15
An exceptional vintage with 205 racers! The 11th Med Cup were held in the bay of Marseille and superbly organised by the YCPR (yachting Club de la Pointe Rouge) and the FFV (French Sailing Federation).......( more )
Alberto Menegatti RIP
Posted On: 24/02/2015 11:52:42
Many tributes are being paid today by the windsurfing community to Alberto Menegatti who has passed away in Tenerife, aged just 29, a sudden and tragic loss. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Posted On: 20/02/2015 17:14:32
The Monsaraz Lago Alqueva 2015, came to a end, it's a pity because it was a great event for the first event of the year in European Cup. We started with a big fleet of 42 guys from 4 countries, Portugal, Spain, UK and France. Maybe 2015 will be a great year for Formula Windsurfing in Portugal. Every year the fleet is growing a lot and now is the biggest class of Windsurfing in Portugal. ......( more )
Posted On: 13/02/2015 15:13:06
Notice of Race for the 2015 TECHNO 293 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS including the 2015 TECHNO 293 JUNIOR (U15) EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, the 2015 TECHNO 293 YOUTH (U17) EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS and the 2015 T293 PLUS EUROPEAN CUP has now been published.......( more )
Posted On: 11/02/2015 16:19:54
In the spring of 2012 the article published below appeared in Volume 22, Issue 2, of "Masters Matters", the journal of the Canadian Masters Windsurfing Association (CMWA). A small group of enthusiasts came together to restart the windsurfing class they had loved, and they found out they were not alone . . .......( more )
Posted On: 11/02/2015 12:10:20
The journey of the biggest windsurfing class in the world continues in 2015. The main focus of the class stays the same: fun and fair racing in a friendly atmosphere. The growing number of competitors on all continents shows it is focused in the right direction. ......( more )
Bic Techno 293 Calendar 2015
Posted On: 11/02/2015 10:19:35
Posted On: 09/02/2015 11:55:21
A short day on the beach for the races with a grim forecast which ended in racing being postponed for the day at 12pm finalised the results for the 3rd and final day of the Downunder Pro - Formula Windsurfing Oceanic & Australian Championships. Steve Allen took the event win ahead of Janis Priess from Latvia defending Australian champion Sean O'Brien. ......( more )
Posted On: 06/02/2015 18:54:47
ISAF International Measurer Clinic - Ostend-Belgium / 25-26 April 2015 / Inside-Outside.
Clinic Outline ......( more )
Posted On: 06/02/2015 17:02:19
A long day on the beach for the competitors produced 4 more races in light and shifty conditions on the second day of the Downunder Pro - Formula Windsurfing Oceanic & Australian Championships. Steve Allen bounced back in to the top spot taking the lead by 1 point to Janis Priess and defending Australian champion Sean O'Brien.......( more )
Posted On: 05/02/2015 14:42:19
The first day of racing at the Downunder Pro - Formula Windsurfing Oceanic & Australian Championships had sailors on the water for 3 races in shifty, tactical conditions with Latvian Janis Priess leading the event ahead of Christian Justesen from Denmark and Sean O'Brien the defending champion from Australia.......( more )
Posted On: 03/02/2015 16:27:25
IFCA is returning to one of its favourite slalom hotspots for the 2015 Junior, Youth and Masters Slalom European Championships from 28th April to 3rd May 2015. Notice of race has just been published and on-line entry is now open.......( more )
Posted On: 27/01/2015 11:46:06
The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Limited hosted the 2015 Boardcrazy Australian Raceboard Titles and Oceanic Championships on behalf of Windsurfing Queensland from 24th to 26th January in Manly, Brisbane.......( more )
Posted On: 26/01/2015 11:07:14
The final day of the SIM 34th Singapore Open RS:One Asian Windsurfing Championship was yet another frustrating day for competitors as they struggled with a second consecutive day of massive wind shifts and gusts. Luck played a key role in the results for the races of the day but with only two races in the RS:One, RS:X and Techno 293 classes, leaderboard positions remained unchanged from the previous day.......( more )
Posted On: 26/01/2015 10:57:21
With a last day of shifty and light to medium breeze from 6 to 11 knots, the 2015 Asian RS:One Championships ends after 4 days of intenses races with a big range of wind conditions mixing planning and tactical pumping days. 2 races back to back were completed for a total of 12 races for only 4 days of racing!......( more )
Posted On: 25/01/2015 09:13:35
Racing conditions provided to be tricky on the penultimate day of the SIM 34th Singapore Open RS:One Asian Windsurfing Championship as participants found themselves competing in light and extremely shifty winds coupled with occasional gusts. This led to a jostle for positions at the top mark but in the end, it boiled down to who was able to read and capitalise on the wind shifts.......( more )
Posted On: 24/01/2015 11:04:27
The SIM 34th Singapore Open is hosting the 2015 RS:One Asian Championships with, for the first time, the participation of China. Good breezy conditions but with some tricky wind shifts turned the day 2 into a more tactical format.......( more )
Posted On: 24/01/2015 10:08:42
Day 2 of the SIM 34th Singapore Open RS:One Asian Windsurfing Championship saw leaderboard positions maintained in most fleets as the top three positions in all but one class remaining unchanged after three back-to-back races were completed.......( more )
Posted On: 23/01/2015 09:08:56
The SIM 34th Singapore Open is hosting the 2015 RS:One Asian Championships with, for the first time, the participation of China.
Champagne sailing for this first day of the competition with gusts up to 24 knots, 30 degrees and clear Singaporean sky.......( more )
Posted On: 23/01/2015 08:59:52
Racing got off to a perfect start at the SIM 34th Singapore Open RS:One Asian Windsurfing Championship. The event sees Asia's top-ranked windsurfers pit their skills against each other in the largest multi-class event on the local windsurfing calendar. The event has drawn competitors from 10 territories - Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, China, India and Singapore.......( more )
Posted On: 21/01/2015 11:04:56
Steve Allen has won the 2015 Lancelin Ocean Classic. The Australian windsurfer conquered his third consecutive title at the world's longest windsurfing race.......( more )
Posted On: 13/01/2015 10:23:31
On Sunday morning we received the sad news that international jury member Frans Bolweg passed away.
Frans Bolweg was for more than 40 years involved in windsurfing and sailing and had a great influence on the development of slalom racing as we know it now.......( more )
Posted On: 09/01/2015 09:11:43
The 2015 American Windsurfing Tour (AWT) will be run in seven stages, between February 24th and November 10th. And there's a surprise in the calendar: Cabo Verde.......( more )
Posted On: 05/01/2015 17:41:29
The German Windsurfing Association (GWA) is the new official national class association (NCA) representing the shortboard classes International Formula Windsurfing Class (IFWC) and International Funboard Class Association (IFCA) in Germany.......( more )
Posted On: 03/01/2015 17:33:36
Three races for the Raceboard Fleet on the final day of the 2014 African Championships in Bejaia. Three separate race winners but there was no beating Kheireddine Boussaha (ALG-11) for the championship title. ......( more )
Posted On: 03/01/2015 11:56:46
RS:X and T293 competitors completed 2 races whilst the Raceboard fleet completed one outside the harbour this morning in 15 plus knots of wind and it was cold! After a break, conditions in the afternoon became very shifty both in force and direction. Only the RS:X fleet were able to complete one more race whilst the others waited then were eventually sent back ashore as things got too complicated. ......( more )
Posted On: 01/01/2015 22:00:28
After days of rain and cold, the sun brightened the skies and enabled two races each for RS:X and Raceboard fleets and three races for the Techno 293 competitors.
With a first and second today Zakaria Belaidouni (ALG-27) has gained a two point advantage over Hamza Bouras (ALG-12) and Ali Bouras (ALG-10) has stepped on to the podium with a fourth and first.......( more )
Posted On: 01/01/2015 09:41:38
The race committee set a small course inside the harbour to take advantage of the conditions and competitors set out under chilly grey skies. Two good races were completed for Techno 293, Raceboard and RS:X.......( more )
Posted On: 30/12/2014 17:25:08
Photos of the opening day in the rain and the cold characterise the beginning of the 2014 African Windsurfing Championships for Techno 293, RS:X and Raceboard Classes taking place in Bejaia, 28th December to 4th January. The welcome was warm but competitors had to wrap up well against the extreme weather conditions for the Opening Ceremony.......( more )
Posted On: 29/12/2014 14:24:12
The 2015 Downunder Pro moves to a new venue this year on picturesque Lake Macquarie, just north of Sydney. ......( more )
Posted On: 20/12/2014 11:10:26
The 2014 RS:One Trikora Beach World Championship was officially begun on Tuesday 15th December in Bintan island, Indonesia. For the first time, Indonesia, the 2018 Asian Games organisers, hosted an international RS:One event with the strongest fleet an RS:One World championships has seen so far.......( more )
Posted On: 20/12/2014 07:47:06
Morning rain and 2 meter deep waves greeted racers and officials. For safety reasons, organisers decided to postpone the start till a window of opportunity with light breeze and smaller waves in the afternoon.......( more )
Posted On: 19/12/2014 08:36:28
The sailors were given the morning off after the demanding 4 races achieved the day before. Organisers set up a tour showing the beauty of Bintan island. With a promising forecast of good breeze and clear sky, all racers were ready early afternoon.......( more )
Posted On: 18/12/2014 16:18:00
Despite an overcast and threatening sky, the race committee decided to not waste time by sending the fleet as early as possible in the morning with the clear goal of validating the maximum of races in this second day of competition. ......( more )
Posted On: 16/12/2014 22:10:07
The 2014 RS:One Trikora Beach World Championship has officially taken off yesterday with challenging weather conditions in Bintan island, Indonesia. For the first time, Indonesia, the 2018 Asian Games organisers, has held an international RS:One event with the strongest fleet an RS:One world championships have seen so far.......( more )
Posted On: 04/12/2014 13:48:23
On Saturday 22nd November 2014, SeaYou held its very first Windsurfing challenge in Palm Jumeirah from the magnificent venue of Sofitel, The Palm Resort & Spa.......( more )
Posted On: 02/12/2014 12:58:14
With over 150 participants this year's Hong Kong Open was hailed as another success in a long line of successful windsurfing championships organised over many years. The event is established as one of the continent's major sailing events and is held in particularly high regard for its development of junior and youth racers. With over 100 competitors in the Techno class it affords a wonderful opportunity for young racers to gain experience of international level competition.......( more )
Posted On: 02/12/2014 11:09:17
Clube de Vela de Lagos on the Portuguese Algarve will host the 2015 world festival of formula windsurfing. The 2015 event will host 3 world championships - youth, master and women - from 27th April to 2nd May. ......( more )
Posted On: 30/11/2014 11:37:35
Both the RS:X and RS:One have been confirmed as equipment to be used in the sailing events scheduled for the 2018 Asian Games. The announcement was made on 20th November by Malav Schroff, President of the Asian Sailing Federation (ASAF).......( more )
Posted On: 27/11/2014 11:00:50
The 4th Asian Beach Games were held in Phuket last week and delivered a intense battle with the RS:One Class. China confirmed its dominance after its Asian Games victory claiming the Gold medal in Women, while Philippines with the 2012 RS:One world champion took gold in the Men division.......( more )
Posted On: 26/11/2014 11:29:48
16 racers from 7 countries representing 3 continents joined the start line for the Formula Experience World Championships taking place at the Laguna Mar Chiquita International Sailing Centre, Miramar, Cordoba, Argentina from 19-24 November. The forecast looked promising and, as the event progressed, other classes would be joining the event for the "Miramar Windsurf Grand Prix".......( more )
Posted On: 17/11/2014 11:09:34
The Bariloche Classic reaches its 18th edition and this time with the South American Windsurfing Championships in Formula Windsurfing & IFCA Slalom. To this event we add the other participants in various sports: Kite, SUP (Paddleboard), Kayak, Rafting, Sailing (J24, Snipe and Optimist), Bikes and the Classic Skate will see 4 days of activity and colour.......( more )
Posted On: 12/11/2014 15:34:32
From November 21st to 30th, the capital of the UAE will host two major events: the Grand Prix "Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Formula 1" is in program from 21 to 23 November, and the Grand Final of ISAF Sailing World Cup in 2014, with all ten Olympic sailing classes with an open kiteboarding event joining the fray around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche, from 27 to 30 November.......( more )
Posted On: 11/11/2014 15:01:22
Iballa Moreno and Thomas Traversa on top of the world, whilst Morgan Noireaux wins Aloha Classic.
Ho'okipa Beach Park, Maui, played host to the thrilling finale of the 2014 PWA Wave World Tour and the stage couldn't have been better set as the spiritual home of wave sailing produced wind, waves and stunning sunshine, as the title race went down to the wire. ......( more )
Posted On: 10/11/2014 16:10:36
Bruna Martinelli (BRA-49) had a brilliant start, leading the male dominated fleet for the first two days of competition but, with a collision at the start of day three requiring a 360 degree penalty turn resulting in a sixth place finish, followed by another sixth in the next race and then a third place, Bruna saw the title slip from her hands by a single point.......( more )
Posted On: 10/11/2014 11:52:17
Although I have participated in a number of Kona races, including the Worlds in Miami a few years ago, we had never gotten 100 plus Konas together in one place before....this was certainly a unique experience. The question you have to ask is, when WAS the last time we had a 100 person One Design Windsurfing Race of any description in the US? . . .( more )
Posted On: 08/11/2014 19:49:33
"I am very pleased to see you here in Palma, the Annual Conference that marks the Mid-Term of the current Executive's tenure. We shall be making a full report to you later in the meeting but I would again like to compliment my fellow Executive Members on their extraordinary commitment to ISAF. How lucky I am to have them."
Read the full report on ISAF website
Posted On: 06/11/2014 14:26:55
On 5th November, it was the Amateur competitors' turn to shine at Ho'okipa Beach Park as Glenn Haslbeck takes the Amateur Severne Starboard Aloha Classic title, and Dan Thomson secures the AWT 2014 Tour win.......( more )
Posted On: 06/11/2014 08:39:49
We have a new Kona World Champion. US sailor, 17 year-old Rasmus Sayre from the Island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts on the US East Coast won the championship in big style on Wednesday after taking an impressive six bullets out of twelve races. ......( more )
Posted On: 04/11/2014 18:33:47
Wind or no-wind. The forecasted light South wind left us hoping for a local effect that would make it stronger and make a freestyle competition possible, yet it didn't fill in which left organisers, crew and riders disappointed after all. ......( more )
Posted On: 04/11/2014 18:15:45
The 2014 Chris Benz Luderitz World Record Chase Event had 9 days of racing with a variety of conditions and suitable for different levels. Riders have experienced much more and quickly identified what equipment to change to go faster in less wind - a threshold has now been crossed. ......( more )
Posted On: 30/10/2014 18:59:26
As if to reaffirm Mistral's intent to rise like the phoenix from the ashes of Windsurfing, a sport once nothing short of a phenomenon, which at its peak, even over shadowed the popularity of today's fastest growing water sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), the iconic brand has returned home, to once again be under the control of Mistral's affiliate, Mistral Red Dot.......( more )
Posted On: 28/10/2014 07:52:06
With standings so tight at the beginning of the day, all eyes were on the medal races today at the 2014 RS:X Youth World Championships in Clearwater, Florida! Saturday on Clearwater Beach is always a busy day, and the combination of bright sunshine, strong breeze and world-class windsurfing action brought upwards of 20,000 people to the beach for the conclusion of the event.......( more )
Posted On: 26/10/2014 07:53:27
Emma Wilson from the UK and Radoslaw Furmanski from Poland both won their Medal Race and also the RS:X Youth World Champion's title at the 2014 RS:X Youth World Championships at Clearwater, Florida, USA!......( more )
Posted On: 26/10/2014 07:48:19
Day 4 at the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, Florida, and the sound of the day was that of racers whooping and hollering past the race committee boats (two imposing 44-ft power catamarans provided by event sponsor MarineMax) in a breeze that high-wind specialists had been waiting for all week.......( more )
Posted On: 24/10/2014 17:12:52
Fully recharged thanks to the lay day yesterday, all competitors were eager to enter the final stretch of the competition in Clearwater, and the planing conditions in the forecast certainly contributed to the excitement on the beach. With cooler temperatures this morning came a 10-14 kts side-off breeze (don't panic, cooler temperatures means 16C this time of year in Florida!) and the race committee wasted no time to set the course for the first race of the day. The windward mark for the inner loop of the course was set barely 200 yards from the tip of Pier 60, allowing spectators to enjoy the mark rounding action up close and personal.......( more )
Posted On: 23/10/2014 20:43:20
Boyan Slat is a 20-year-old on a mission - to rid the planet's oceans of floating plastic. He has dedicated his teenage years to finding a way of collecting it. But can the system really work - and is there any point when so much new plastic waste is still flowing into the sea every day? ......( more )
Posted On: 23/10/2014 17:14:03
After more than 17 years with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Jerome has decided to pursue other professional challenges.
ISAF and Jerome have enjoyed a very fruitful relationship. Jerome has had the foresight and leadership to steer ISAF through the many challenges he has encountered during his long service at ISAF. ......( more )
Posted On: 23/10/2014 15:31:35
The Federation Algerienne de Voile (FAV) will host its first windsurfing African Championships from 28th December to 4th January in Bejaia.
The event will include 2014 African titles in 3 classes - Raceboard, RS:X and Techno 293.......( more )
Posted On: 23/10/2014 15:05:52
After two days of intense racing at the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, both fleets have completed a full schedule of 6 light-wind races, and they've earned their lay day!......( more )
Posted On: 22/10/2014 10:26:33
The 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds kicked off on October 20th in Clearwater, USA, and it was hard work from the start: in 5-6 kt of breeze, offshore to start the day and side-on to close it, pumping was in order for the 54 boys and 28 girls gathered here for the 2014 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships. ......( more )
Posted On: 20/10/2014 08:39:07
Praia Do Forte, Bahia, the host venue for the 2014 RS:One South American Championships, is ready to welcome sailors to its shores for this year's continental event.
With typical conditions - side shore winds of 6 to 25 knots; water temperature 28oC; air temperature 26 to 32oC - competitors can expect a "warm" welcome!......( more )
Posted On: 19/10/2014 08:20:24
After celebrating 17 records in week one of the Chris Benz Luderitz World Record Chase, we had the pleasure to congratulate even more new record holders in Week 2!......( more )
Posted On: 13/10/2014 14:17:05
Less than week to go before Opening Ceremonies at the 2014 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships in Clearwater! The start of the event is October 18. Preparations are in full swing and more than 85 competitors from 20 nations and 4 continents have already registered. These championships are limited to Olympic Class athletes under 19 years old.......( more )
Posted On: 10/10/2014 07:56:34
The Chris Benz Luderitz World Record Chase is seeing another page of the adventure being written. The hard work, dedication and training have paid dividends! The level of riders participating in the 2014 event is very high and the new records prove it.......( more )
Posted On: 02/10/2014 12:45:57
The 12 event 2014 European Cup series concluded last weekend in Loutsa Bay, Attica, near Athens. Latvian formula specialist Janis Preiss took the first place on the podium with another conclusive win and with it the title of European Cup Champion 2014.......( more )
Posted On: 02/10/2014 12:26:14
For the second time in a row, Six Fours les Plages will host the EFPT's last stage of the season. This year the organisation has increased the prize-money from 5,000 eur to 10,000 eur. "Thanks to more private partners and more involvement from the institutional sponsors, the event will attract many top sailors this year, especially because it is the final of the European Freestyle Pro Tour. The challenge is definitely high!" says organiser Fred Bosson. ......( more )
Posted On: 28/09/2014 09:52:28
Drama and excitement prevailed over the final two days of the Raceboard World Championships in Blanes. Ivan Pastor (ESP-7), dominating the final series of races by taking the bullet each time ahead of defending champion, Maksymillian Wojcik (POL-7), was forced to retire from the third race of the penultimate day with a broken boom. ......( more )
Posted On: 25/09/2014 21:51:04
Spaniard Ivan Pastor (ESP-7) and defending World Champion, Maksymilian Wojcik (POL-7), battled head to head off the same start line today as the men's division was re-grouped into Gold and Silver Flights. ......( more )
Posted On: 24/09/2014 22:28:34
An easterly wind of 8-16 knots brought perfect conditions for the maximum allowable four races on day two of the Raceboard World Championships, making a total of seven races in the qualifying round. ......( more )
Posted On: 24/09/2014 09:32:23
Current Raceboard World Champion, Max Wojcik from Poland, Olympian Ivan Pastor from Spain and Ilona Grinberga from Latvia have each taken all three bullets in their respective fleets today, and all have ended day one with a four point lead over their nearest rivals.......( more )
Posted On: 22/09/2014 16:27:47
Nineteen male and 13 female windsurfers have secured spots in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, after the conclusion of the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, in Spain.......( more )
Posted On: 21/09/2014 14:13:01
There was double French gold in the RS:X fleets at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships as Julien Bontemps claimed the men's title and Charline Picon picked up the women's. Picon had sealed Women's RS:X gold overnight whilst Bontemps had a comfortable lead in the men's and needed a solid race to seal the deal.......( more )
Posted On: 19/09/2014 11:14:20
The 2014 European Cup tour is about to travel to Loutsa Bay, Athens Greece, for the final event of the season. The Albatross windsurfing club will host the competitors at the Mecca location of Greek windsurfing. This year the event will present the overall top three places for the European Cup tour, as well as our Greek National Champion for 2014.......( more )
Posted On: 15/09/2014 21:57:08
For the first time Indonesia will host an ISAF windsurfing class world championships when the RS:One World Championships hit the shores of Bintan on the Riau Islands of Indonesia.
Trikora Beach will be the host venue for event which will be organised by the Indonesian Sailing Federation in co-operation with Trikora Beach Club and NeilPryde Ltd.......( more )
Posted On: 09/09/2014 12:27:17
An incredible weekend as indoor windsurfing returns with a massive bang!
After an eight year absence of indoor events, Poland's National Stadium provided the perfect stage for indoor windsurfing to return with a bang. Over the duration of the weekend over 40,000 cheering fans packed into the stadium......( more )
Posted On: 08/09/2014 10:04:45
23 year old Sebastian Kordel GER-220 is the new Formula Windsurfing European Champion after the wind made a late appearance on the final competition day at Viganj, Croatia. Five races were packed in to a tight schedule.
The first two races were won by Philip Korczycki whilst Sebastian Kordel took third place in both. However, Sebastian took the bullet in race three, then a second in race four . . . his fifth place in the final race became his discard. ......( more )
Posted On: 01/09/2014 10:22:24
The IFCA European Slalom Championships at the Zoo Station Bol - windsurfing center in Bol, Croatia has come to an end with the Awards Ceremony held in the centre of town.
Enrico Marotti CRO-401 claims the title of IFCA Men's European Slalom Windsurfing Champion and Andrea Vanhoorne BEL-26 is IFCA Women's European Slalom Windsurfing Champion.......( more )
Posted On: 30/08/2014 18:39:09
Another easy morning and like yesterday we were expecting some thermal winds to show up but the wind arrived slowly and a bit late in the afternoon with a weak strength from 8 to 10 knots but later 10 to 14 knots - making everyone excited!......( more )
Posted On: 29/08/2014 21:37:32
Day 3 started off just like any other day here on Bol: sunny, slow with a very light breeze. The skippers meeting was held at 11am followed by the AGM (Annual General Meeting) with important announcements and updates about the future aspect of the International Funboard Class Association.......( more )
Posted On: 29/08/2014 13:51:27
A total of 91 competitors, 85 men and 6 women, from 17 countries signed up for the European Slalom Championship at Zoo Station in Bol, Brac, Croatia.......( more )
Posted On: 26/08/2014 10:08:32
70 riders from 4 countries came to Windsurfing Club 360 to participate in 2014 Baltic Challenge Cup. Three racing days, 8 races for Raceboard, 7 races for Techno293 and 5 races for kids 3,5 group. ......( more )
Posted On: 24/08/2014 16:57:04
Argentina's Francisco Saubidet Birkner and China's Linli Wu claimed the Boy's and Girl's Techno 293 honours as sailing concluded at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China.......( more )
Posted On: 23/08/2014 14:57:01
As you probably know, the new location of the 2014 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship is at Clearwater, Florida, USA. Clearwater Community Sailing Center will host for the event, which will be held from 18th to 25th October 2014. ......( more )
Posted On: 22/08/2014 20:07:56
Despite no racing on Friday 22 August the Opening Series has now concluded and all eyes will be on the final stage of the event on Saturday 23 August.
A non discardable, single race for all fleets will bring the YOG Sailing Competition to a close with gold, silver and bronze to be decided in the Girl's and Boy's Byte CII and Techno 293.......( more )
Posted On: 14/08/2014 21:59:11
The Asian Sailing Federation (ASAF) has announced the launch of the ASAF CUP and ASAF YOUTH CUP series. The format for the first ever ASAF Youth Cup will include the Optimist, Laser 4.7 (under 17), Laser Radial (under 19), RS:One (under 19) and other optional classes.......( more )
Posted On: 14/08/2014 20:58:14
The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Boys Techno 293 fleet will feature 20 hungry athletes aiming to impress, achieve their personal goals and enjoy the YOG experience. ......( more )
Posted On: 13/08/2014 09:15:41
Twenty one female Techno 293 sailors will fly their flag at the second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China from 16-28 August.......( more )
Posted On: 13/08/2014 08:23:03
Janis Preiss from Latvia won all the races in this Latvian event, from 8th to 10th August, scoring overall victory in the 2014 Baltic Cup. ......( more )
Posted On: 12/08/2014 15:30:32
This 2014 edition of the Tour Duf' Windsurf and Paddle will remain in memory, not only because it assembled an impressive number of participants, but also thanks to the outstanding weather conditions and the good atmosphere. ......( more )
Posted On: 03/08/2014 11:35:26
The International Funboard Class Association (IFCA) and the Germany based event agency Choppy Water GmbH have agreed on a co-operation to promote a new continental windsurfing platform. From 2015 onwards the Windsurfing Euro-Cup will be the official regatta series leading to the IFCA European Slalom Men and Women Championship title. ......( more )
Posted On: 02/08/2014 15:56:46
From 23 to 27 July the International German Championships took place on Sylt within the Volvo Surf Cup 2014 presented by Flens. The event attracted over 60 competitors from seven different nations to compete over five days on the North Sea. ......( more )
Posted On: 27/07/2014 13:16:20
The Race Teams gave it all they could to get a last race in before the 16:00 cut off. The wind was building with the sunshine as the fleet was released from the slipway. All three courses attempted starts, but as the cloud built the wind started to shift and it was game over.......( more )
Posted On: 26/07/2014 09:20:57
The penultimate day of racing was the best of the week so far, with all fleets competing in 12-15kts from the north in beautiful summer sunshine. Plenty of general recalls and several divisions quite close as we head into the final day. ......( more )
Posted On: 24/07/2014 21:11:20
Lack of wind halts competition! Despite the lack of wind today, sailors still managed to enjoy themselves. The event organisers arranged activities ranging from trolley races on land to walking and flying on water. ......( more )
Posted On: 24/07/2014 14:22:08
Two races were contested in idyllic conditions: between 12 and 13 knots from the north-east under a bright sun.
"The qualifying rounds have been validated and from Thursday the best 80 boys will race as the Gold Fleet," enthuses Olivier Grall. At this halfway stage in the competition, with six races completed, there is every reason to expect that six more will be raced by each fleet by the end of the week. ......( more )
Posted On: 23/07/2014 15:14:01
The wind blew more steadily for the second day of the Techno 293 World Championships in Brest allowing three races for the 400 windsurfers.
2014 European Champion, Tom Monnet, representing France at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games, is top of the youth u17 leaderboard with two firsts and a second in the blue group today. ......( more )
Posted On: 22/07/2014 09:21:46
The morning of day 1 for racing was calm in the event village at the Bic T293 Worlds in Brest: the wind was almost zero. Eventually the races were launched in the afternoon, but in a weak and unstable wind. ......( more )
Posted On: 21/07/2014 14:09:04
Yesterday, all registered competitors took to the water for the practice race - an opportunity for race officials and racers to familiarise themselves with the conditions and to test themselves ahead of official racing which commences today.......( more )
Posted On: 20/07/2014 11:13:46
The biggest show in town drew the crowds for a spectacular opening ceremony in brilliant sunshine! A record entry of over 400 competitors from 28 countries followed the brightly dressed musical ensemble to form a colourful flag waving parade around the harbour at Brest. ......( more )
Posted On: 16/07/2014 14:29:10
Twenty-five kilometers off the coast of Cairns, in the tropical North of Australia lies a tiny patch of rock jutting out of the Coral Sea. Sized 600 meters x 300 meters, the pier is nearly longer than the island. Google it. A mere speck from space. Space isn't the best way to experience it though, as the conditions at sea level are, well, far more "heavenly" if you're in seeking a perfect winter windsurf environment.......( more )
Posted On: 14/07/2014 08:37:03
Posted On: 09/07/2014 14:51:10
Dennis Littel was the first windsurfer to come running up the beach to 'tap-in' at Paal 17, Texel. After several previous attempts, Littel finally managed to be the first to make it around. In doing so, Littel wins the Dutch Championship Marathon Surfing. The participants and the organization were treated to plenty of sun and a south-westerly wind decreasing from 12-8 knots. In total, 34 of the best windsurfers took part in windsurfing's return to the Round, with thousands of spectators lining the course.......( more )
Posted On: 09/07/2014 13:52:02
IWA is very sorry to hear, via the Royal Yachting Association, of the passing of British windsurfing Olympian Howard Plumb, who has succumbed to injuries sustained in a cycling accident in West Sussex over the weekend.......( more )
Posted On: 06/07/2014 16:56:04
After 4 days of tough competition, and yesterday's no-racing day due to strong winds, the 2014 RS:X European Windsurfing Championship & Open Trophy was all about the double-points Medal Race today. The top 10 men's and women's teams were set based on the leaderboard from the 8 races held and today was the final push to make it to the podium. ......( more )
Posted On: 06/07/2014 08:14:13
At the end of five days of a great championship with 15 competition races, Janis Preiss (LAT-23) is declared the 2014 Formula Windsurfing Masters World Champion and also the 2014 Gallipoli Formula European Cup Champion. Karl-Erik Saarm (EST-228) is 2014 Formula Windsurfing Youth World Champion.......( more )
Posted On: 04/07/2014 21:10:49
Two races today, the penultimate day of the Formula Windsurfing Youth and Masters World Championships in Gallipoli. Competition started late as the wind was very gusty earlier in the day - and very variable in direction - big shifts making it difficult to set a course.......( more )
Posted On: 04/07/2014 12:56:46
After one day of relaxation at the 2014 RSX European Windsurfing Championships & Open Trophy in Turkey, today the windsurfers were back on the race track and resumed racing. Perfect conditions with the breeze around 20 knots for some fast and furious racing. ......( more )
Posted On: 04/07/2014 07:06:50
17 year-old Estonian Karl-Erik Saarm has every intention of claiming the youth title, top of the leaderboard with a perfect score after 9 races, two discards. Brazilian Leonardo Venturini has picked up the two bullets that slipped from Karl-Erik's grasp but is now seven points behind. ......( more )
Posted On: 03/07/2014 09:52:30
With a forecast for variable winds, a familiar windward/leeward course was laid with the intention of running 2 "back to back" races followed by a break ashore then 2 further races "back to back". Perhaps this was a little optimistic.
Shortly before noon, wind readings showed 8-10 knots, AP was lowered and competitors busied themselves to get to the start line as the breeze gently increased . . . ......( more )
Posted On: 02/07/2014 07:01:29
40 competitors representing 14 countries and 3 continents have gathered for the 2014 Gallipoli Youth & Masters World Championships taking place in Southern Italy. The race area is directly in front of the Caroli Hotel's le Sirene Resort, it is hot, it is sunny, beautiful blue water meeting nice sandy beaches . . . what more could you want? ......( more )
Posted On: 02/07/2014 06:43:06
A long second day awaited the 228 windsurfers competing in the 2014 RSX Windsurfing European championships. The competition is being held in Turkey in the beautiful Cesme district renowned for being laden with stunning beaches. Today, as can be typical of the area, the wind was quite light during the morning so both the sailors and the race committee waited patiently for the wind to fill in before racing could get underway along Cesme Bay.......( more )
Posted On: 01/07/2014 07:34:11
The beautiful town of Cesme welcomed the 2014 RS:X European and Youth Championships and Open Trophy that started today. One of the most popular holiday resorts in Turkey, Cesme has gathered the top windsurfers from across the world to compete at the Championship - the third Continental Championship of 2014.......( more )
Posted On: 30/06/2014 08:00:00
More than 200 windsurfers will be racing at the 2014 RS:X European and Youth European Windsurfing Championships which gets underway on Monday 30th June in Cesme, Turkey.......( more )
Posted On: 28/06/2014 06:24:36
Back to back events will be hosted in Croatia during the late summer of this year.
First up will be the IFCA Slalom European Championships hosted by Zoo Station Bol, on Brac Island in Dalmatian Croatia.......( more )
Posted On: 26/06/2014 07:27:36
For some competitors this year will bring back special memories, as they will have taken part in the both the biggest ever Techno World Championship and the 2nd Youth Olympic Games!......( more )
Posted On: 22/06/2014 13:53:32
On the 5th and final day of the IFCA Slalom Junior, Youth & Masters World Championships in Rosas in Spain, the tension was palpable with a slalom # 3 started the day before, still in progress, and the final result set to have a significant impact on the general classification. ......( more )
Posted On: 22/06/2014 07:26:29
Pawel Gardasiewicz (POL-102) takes the title of 2014 Raceboard European Men's Champion, 11 points clear of his tough rival Maksymilian Wojcik (POL-7) with Patrik Pollak (SVK-1) just three points behind in third place.......( more )
Posted On: 20/06/2014 13:21:52
The day started off nice and easy with clear blue skies, a light breeze increased slowly by the hour. After lunch time thermal winds blew from 11 to 14 knots and the competition could finally begin. The Youths and Junior eliminations were scheduled first followed by the Masters. ......( more )
Posted On: 20/06/2014 10:34:24
Pawel Gardasiewicz, who took the bullet in every race to claim the Masters World Champion title at Windsurfing Marina Julia, Italy in June last year, was on fire today and has claimed the top spot on the leaderboard. Three firsts and a second means he finishes the day 4 points ahead of Max Wojcik. ......( more )
Posted On: 19/06/2014 09:55:03
The 2014 Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge saw 6 days of competitive racing and some fast speeds. Bjorn Dunkerbeck dominated the event in its category with nine straight wins. Zara Davis won the Women's ahead of Lena Erdil. Overall, this was a great event where three generations of sailors, highlighted by the Dunkerbeck: Grandfather Eugene, father Bjorn and son Liam came together. See you all next year!
Posted On: 18/06/2014 16:42:29
This year, 20 riders (max per week) will fight to break National & World Records. It will further push performance limits. Like in previous years, Research & Development of the canal continues to improve year on year due to relevant feedback from competitors and maximizing the canal's conditions. The result? Faster speeds in less wind!......( more )
Posted On: 18/06/2014 15:39:50
Beautiful sunny skies greeted competitors on the second day of racing at the Ergo Hestia Raceboard European Championships in Sopot, Poland. It was windy too but rather gusty. The wind increased substantially in the second race and many sailors changed to their smaller sail for the final race of the day.......( more )
Posted On: 17/06/2014 18:42:16
Three races heralded the start of the 2014 "ERGO HESTIA" Raceboard European Championships taking place in Sopot, Poland. World Champion, Max Wojcik, racing on home turf, started as he means to continue with two firsts. ......( more )
Posted On: 17/06/2014 11:16:59
Three days of competition at Pirita Beach, Tallinn, Eastonia concluded on Sunday 15 June with overwhelming victories by Latvian Janis Preiss in Formula class and Viktoras Seputa in Formula Kite class. This international wind- and kitesurfing regatta formed a leg of the NeilPryde Baltic Cup, and was attended by 86 surfers from five countries. ......( more )
Posted On: 16/06/2014 13:13:38
The IFCA Slalom Windsurfing World Championships for Junior, Youths and Masters has kicked off.
Slalom eliminations and live music concerts are expected from the 17th till the 21st of June here in one of the most famous bays in the world. ......( more )
Posted On: 14/06/2014 14:11:39
The Dunkerbeck European Speed Championships are over and the 2014 ISWC European Champions have been crowned.......( more )
Posted On: 10/06/2014 14:47:39
From 12th to 15th of June 2014 in Tallinn, Pirita beach, a high level windsurfing and kitesurfing regatta will take place. It is the fourth stage of the Formula European Cup, second stage of the NeilPryde Baltic Cup, and at the same time also the stage of the Estonian Yachting Union Olympic Sailing Estonian Cup. The competition will be organized by the club 'Team Extreme ' in collaboration with Estonian Windsurfing Association and Estonian Yachting Union.......( more )
Posted On: 02/06/2014 14:22:15
The Rollei Summer Opening presented by Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge at the Brandenburger Strand in Westerland on Sylt is now over and we have two joint champions! ......( more )
Posted On: 02/06/2014 06:56:44
4 days of Tramontana made it possible to carry out the 14th edition of the Defi wind. 1000 windsurfers took part at this edition. The biggest Defi ever. The wind blowing never less than 25knots, with gusts up to 45 knots. A show to be seen, an event to take part once in a lifetime. ......( more )
Posted On: 31/05/2014 16:32:21
The fourth day of the Rollei Summer Opening presented by Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge in Westerland on Sylt welcomed the competitors and spectators with 17 to 25 knots. Furthermore the competitors had to deal with onshore wind and huge waves. These conditions demanded a lot of talent and experience from the riders. ......( more )
Posted On: 31/05/2014 07:16:46
Just as in the days before, the wind at the Rollei Summer Opening presented by Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge blew everybody away and offered perfect conditions for windsurfing. This enabled us to run four Formula Races with constant wind of force four to five. Sebastian Kornum (DEN-24, JP, Neilpryde) and Christian Justesen (DEN-26, RRD, Point-7) absolutely showed off their best form.......( more )
Posted On: 30/05/2014 07:25:38
The second day of the Rollei Summer Opening presented by Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge welcomed the guests with a lot of sunshine and about 3 to 4 Bft. The promenade at the Brandenburger Strand in Westerland was crowded with thousands of spectators. As promised in yesterday's forecast the weather offered perfect conditions for Formula Racing. At the and of the day three races were finished. Winner of the day, Sebastian Kornum DEN-24, JP, NeilPryde) finished two out of three races in leading position.......( more )
Posted On: 30/05/2014 07:05:12
Record-breaking participation for the 14th edition of DEFI WIND in Gruissan. 1,000 competitors or "challengers" from 27 different countries, all here to defy the notorious Tramontane wind from the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Adding to the records, DEFI WIND is definitely the largest gathering of windsurfers in the world. ......( more )
Posted On: 29/05/2014 12:06:38
The first day of the Rollei Summer Opening presented by Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge brought perfect conditions for the discipline slalom. Up to seven Bft and four slalom eliminations are the result of the first regatta day. Vincent Langer (GER-1, RRD, Point-7) dominated all races and leads consequently in the overall ranking.......( more )
Posted On: 29/05/2014 11:12:26
Bright sun, strong wind and weather temperature rising up to 30oC - just like African weather, but almost 100 competitors from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Russia were delighted by such conditions last weekend in Svencele, where the Lithuanian leg of DFDS Seaways Baltic Cup and Formula Windsurfing European Cup took place.......( more )