Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

Olympic & Youth Classes - Hellenic Sailing Week - Athens GRE - Day 2

Since Monday, the International Hellenic Sailing Week has been underway with partly large fleets. ----- In the Optimists, 5 races were sailed so far in a moderate seabreeze with Dimitrios Bitros GRE on first ahead of Stefanos Tsakos GRE. At equal points follow on rank 3 Stach Vleeshowers SUI, Evagelos Koukoudis GRE and Samuel Berther SUI. 356 participants from 5 nations. ----- In the 420s, Melina Pappa/Maria Tsamopoulou GRE have been dominating with 3 bullets in 4 races. 35 teams participate. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Pantelis Kyrpoglou GRE and Dimitris Papadimitriou GRE share the lead 2 points ahead of Anastasios Panagiotidis GRE and Nicolas Rolaz SUI on the ranks 3 and 4. ----- A top-level fleet is sailing in the Finns: After 4 races, Beresz Zsombor HUN is on rank 1 ahead of Ioannis Mitakis GRE and Joan Cardona ESP. ------ 15 Olympic and Youth Classes are present. ----- The event website with all ranking lists. Well edited videos on the two race days have been published.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, November 7, 2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019   

World Sailing Annual Conference - Hamilton BER - Final report

 World Sailing Annual Conference - Hamilton BER - Final report The World Sailing Annual Meeting on the Bermudas was concluded last Sunday with the Annual General Assembly, attended by representatives from 59 of the 147 Member National Authorities, the stakeholders of the International Sailing Federation. The Council decisions made on Friday and Saturday were ratified, the composition of the Election Committee for the 2020 General Assembly was confirmed and a decision re World Sailing's governance was made. ------ The official report of World Sailing for details. ----- Concerning the 2024 Olympic Regatta, the 10 events are now final, subject to approval by the IOC. The Windsurfing equipment will be the iFoil replacing the RS:X, inspite of a last-moment intervention of China and Israel. The submission of the Finn Class to reinstate the Finn had no chance. Here the comment of the Finn Class. ----- Of importance for national federations is the decision to include the Kiteboarders in the World Sailing Youth Championships, in line with the new Olympic program. ----- The Governance proposal however, that would eliminate the organization's broad-based, globally-representative Council, and concentrate virtually all the decision-making power in a nine-member, self-perpetutating Board of Directors led by the President, was put on halt. In order for it to pass, a majority of 75% was required. 38 members voted in favour with 21 against. This resulted in 64.4% in favour so it was not passed. It will be reconsidered at an Extraordinary General Assembly next year May(?)
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, November 2, 2019
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, October 17, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019   

Kite Foil - ANOC World Beach Games - Doha QAT - Final results

 Kite Foil - ANOC World Beach Games - Doha QAT - Final results Former world and European champion Florian Gruber GER won two consecutive races in the final to become the first men’s Kitefoil Racing ANOC World Beach Games champion aheat of Nicolas Parlier FRA and Guy Bridge GBR. ----- As reported yesterday, Daniela Morosz USA was the dominating winner in the Kitefoil Women ahead of Julia Damasiewicz POL and Elena Kalinina RUS. ----- The results and the news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019   

Kite Boarding - ANOC World Beach Games - Doha, Qatar - final results

 Kite Boarding - ANOC World Beach Games - Doha, Qatar - final results Daniela Moroz USA won the Women Kitefoil Racing Gold defeating Julia Damasiewicz POL. Elena Kalinina RUS secured Bronze. ----- Organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), 97 countries are at the first ever 2019 competition which features 14 disciplines in 13 sports, all non-Olympic events different from the Tokyo 2020 program and are gender equal. ----- The news and the results. ----- Today Wednesday, the Men will held the semi-finals. With Nicolas Parlier FRA and Florian Gruber GER already through, the 12 highest qualifying competitors from the opening series races will battle it out for two remaining places in the final.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, October 7, 2019
Monday, October 7, 2019   

Kite Foil - World Series 2019 - Final - Cagliari ITA - Final results

 Kite Foil - World Series 2019 - Final - Cagliari ITA - Final results Théo De Ramecourt FRA was the superior winner of the Foil-Kite World Series Final in Cagliari ITA ahead of Nico Parlier FRA and Connor Bainbridge GBR. The overall World Series title went to Axel Mazella FRA, as Toni Vodisek SLO, winner of all 2019 events so far, was forced to retire from the competition with a shoulder injury. ----- Daniela Moroz USA on rank 18 was once more the best of the 24 woman competing in the mixed fleet. She won not only the Sardinia Grand Slam but also the World Series title, the only big Trophy she did not get so far in her young career. Julia Damasiewicz POL and Breiana Whitehead AUS finished as 2nd and 3rd in the female rankings. ----- The fresh Mistral breeze from the shore and flat waters made racing extremely fast with top speeds above 40kn. ----- The ranking lists and the final report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, October 6, 2019
Sunday, October 6, 2019   

Kite Foil - World Series 2019 - Final - Cagliari ITA - Day 3

 Kite Foil - World Series 2019 - Final - Cagliari ITA - Day 3 With Toni Vodisek SLO, overall Worldcup leader eliminated due to an injury, the French are dominating the competition in Cagliari ITA. Théo de Ramecourt FRA slightly extended his lead on Nico Parlier FRA rank 2. Axel Mazella FRA follows on the 4th position and is on a safe track to win the 2019 Worldcup. ----- Daniela Moroz USA, rank 16 overall, remains by far the best women among the 64 participants from 19 nations and 4 continents. ----- An up to 20kn breeze from the shore prevailed again during the Foil-Kite Worldcup Final on Sardinia. ----- The results, the news and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, October 5, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019   (Image © Martina Orsini)

Kite-Foil - World Series - Cagliari ITA - Day 2

 Kite-Foil - World Series - Cagliari ITA - Day 2 Daniela Moroz USA remained a class of her own clearly leading the women foil-kiters ahead of Julia Damasiewicz POL. ----- In the men fleet, the winner of all three Worldcup events so far, Toni Vodisek SLO, age 17, was forced to abandon the competition due to a shoulder injury after a spill yesterday. Racing for the Worldcup title are now Théo de Ramecourt FRA, keeping the first place, as well as the closely following Connor Bainbridge GBR, Nico Parlier FRA and Axel Mazella FRA on the ranks 2 to 4. ----- Five races were held yesterday at this Worldcup Final in an initial 9kn wind increasing to up to 20kn during the day. ----- The news and the event facebook page.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, October 4, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019   

Kite Foil - World Series 2019 - Final - Cagliari ITA - Day 1

 Kite Foil - World Series 2019 - Final - Cagliari ITA - Day 1 Théo De Ramecourt FRA has taken the lead at the Kitefoil Gold Cup yesterday, as the overall Worldcup leader Toni Vodisek SLO, age 17, had to leave out two races due to equipment failures. Axel Mazella FRA closely follows on second. ----- In the women, Daniela Moroz USA is again clearly in front ahead of Julia Damasiewicz POL, age 14. ----- 30kn winds from the shore prevailed allowing to held six perfect races on flat water at speeds of up to 37kn ! The news. The results were not yet posted this morning UTC.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Wednesday, October 2, 2019   

Kite Boarding - 2019 Formula Kite Open European Championship - Torregrande ITA - final results

 Kite Boarding - 2019 Formula Kite Open European Championship - Torregrande ITA - final results Daniela Moroz USA proved untouchable over the four days of racing with 18 bullets in 19 races, winning the Open Formula Kite European title in the 30 women rider fleet. Ellie Aldridge GBR on 2nd won the European crown. Breiana Whitehead AUS and Valeria Garashchenko RUS finished 3rd and 4th overall. ----- Axel Mazella FRA seized the European title after intense races ahead of Toni Vodisek SLO and Theo de Ramecourt FRA. ----- Shifty breezes of around 12kts and flat waters prevailed on the gulf off Torregrande beach. ----- The final report, the event website and the video of the final day.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019   

World Sailing - Team of the Year 2019 Award - the nominees

 World Sailing - Team of the Year 2019 Award - the nominees End of October at the World Sailing Annual Meeting, not only the World Sailors of the Year will be announced, but also the 2019 Team of the Year Award will be presented with entries from Australia, Switzerland and the USA in the running. The nominees are the Swiss Alinghi Team, the Australian SailGP Team, Wild Oats XI of Australia, and the American boat Wizard. ----- The report with all details.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Tuesday, October 1, 2019   

World Sailor of the year 2019 - the nominees

 World Sailor of the year 2019 - the nominees End of October, the World Sailors of the Year will be announced at the World Sailing Annual Meeting. The nominees are in the Women, the PWA windsurfer Délphine Cousin FRA, the Hansa 303 Disabled Sailing World Champion Violeta del Reino ESP and Anne-Marie Rindom DEN, the Laser Radial World- and European Champion, as well as in the Men, Antoine Albeau FRA, multiple PWA Windsurf World Champion, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS, multiple 470 World Champions, Marco Gradoni ITA, triple Optimist World Champion and Francis Joyon FRA, winner of the Route de Rhum. ----- The report with details on the nominees.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019   

Olympic News - Windsurf Equipment Trials - Torbole ITA - Day 1

 Olympic News - Windsurf Equipment Trials - Torbole ITA - Day 1 Twenty internationally renowned windsurfers are participating in the Paris 2024 Men and Women Windsurfer sea trials from 29 September to 3 October 2019 held out of Circolo Surf Torbole on Lake Garda. Seven applications from class associations and manufacturers wishing to participate in the sea trials have been received. ----- Based on the reports after the tests, the new equipment - with or without foils - will be selected as proposal to Council at the World Sailing Annual Meeting in a month from now. ----- Among the testers are top windsurfers such as the RS:X World Champion Lilian De Geus NED or Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL. In the Men test squad is also Elia Colombo SUI. ----- The illustrated report of day one and the preview of World Sailing with details on boards and test drivers.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019   

Swiss Windsurfing Tour 2019 - St.Prex

 Swiss Windsurfing Tour 2019 - St.Prex Perfect Westwind conditions prevailed on Lake Geneva over the past weekend for the final Round of the 2019 Swiss Windsurfing Tour. In a breeze exceeding 20kn and a good wave, 5 foiling Course races and 3 Slalom heats could be completed. ----- Winner in both disciplines was the former Olympian Richard Stauffacher SUI ahead of Toni Wilhelm GER. ----- The ranking lists and the report with photos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, September 29, 2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019   

RS:X-Windsurfing - World Championship - Torbole ITA - Final results- Gold for CHN & NED

 RS:X-Windsurfing - World Championship - Torbole ITA - Final results- Gold for CHN & NED The morning Northwind did not fill in on the final day of the RS:X Windsurfing World Championship on Lake Garda ITA, and the final fleetraces had to be cancelled. The best 10 female and male windsurfers ready for the Medal Races were kept waiting, and finally, around 3 p.m. one hour before the time limit, a light Ora breeze enabled racing for the Medals. ----- Yunxiu Lu CHN controlled the race in the RS:X women fleet, winning another important international title. The duel for Silver and Bronze went in favour of Katy Spychakov ISR replacing the defending Champion Lilian De Geus NED on rank 2. ----- The nine Olympic nations berths have been allocated to HKG, BRA, PER, FIN, MEX, HUN, TUR, USA und THA. ----- In the RS:X men, Kiran Badloe NED and Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED celebrated a double Dutch victory ...but this time in the opposite sequence compared to last year. Pierre Le Coq FRA dropped on rank 3. ----- The Olympic nation berth went to KOR, HKG, BLR, SUI, LTU, USA, CYP and CZE. ----- The final report and the videos.
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