Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, September 2, 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019   

Windsurfing - Swiss Championship Course Race & Slalom - Silvaplana SUI - Final results

 Windsurfing - Swiss Championship Course Race & Slalom - Silvaplana SUI - Final results No additional Windfoil Course Races on Lake Silvaplana on the last day of the Windsurf Swiss Championship. However, a Slalom heat could be completed. ----- We reported already on the win of Elia Colombo SUI in the Foilers ahead of Richard Stauffacher SUI and Toni Wilhelm GER. Winner in the only Slalom race yesterday was Matteo Benz SUI ahead of Lars Poggemann GER. ----- The ranking lists and the event website, without final report for the moment.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, September 1, 2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019   

Olympic World Cup - Enoshima JPN - Day 5 - Medal Races I

 Olympic World Cup - Enoshima JPN - Day 5 - Medal Races I After some waiting time yesterday in Enoshima, a good 15-20kn seabreeze filled in allowing to complete the full program with five Medal Races and the last qualification fleetraces for the other five classes. ----- Some surprises occurred: Quentin Delapierre/Manin Audinet FRA made a leap from 5th to 1st with a victory in the Nacra-17 Medal Race. Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR with Silver followed just one point behind. Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA are on 3rd. In the 49ers, the clearly leading Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER capsized on the last downwind, finished last and dropped back on 3rd. James Peters/Fynn Sterritt GBR were first ahead of Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT at equal points. No changes in the 49ersFX however with Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz winning ahead of Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL, first in the Medal Race. Julie Bossard/Aude Compan FRA followed in 3rd. With a victory in the Medal Race, Louis Giard FRA jumped from 3rd to 1st in the RS:X men windsurfers. Kun Bi CHN and Pierre Le Coq FRA completent the podium. Yunxiu Lu CHN managed her lead and won for the second time in a row after the Olympic test regatta. Katy Spychakov ISR and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL follow in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. ----- The other classes finished their qualifications for the Medal Races of today Sunday. We shall livestream the races on www.sailing-news.com. In the Finns and Lasers Standard, the decisions have been already made: Nicholas Heiner NED leads with 25 points ahead of Josip Olujc CRO. In the Laser Standard the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP is 21 points ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS, who will duel with Jean Baptiste Bernaz FRA for Silver and Bronze. In the Lasers Radial, it remains exciting: Emma Plaesschart BEL is just 3 points ahead of Anne-Marie Rindom DEN. Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS will be the winners in the 470 men with a 16 point lead on Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP. Kazuto Doi/Naoya Kimura JPN have moved up to rank 3. Nia Jerwood/Monique De Vries AUS are first in the 470 women 3 points ahead of Silvia Mas-Depares/Patricia Cantero ESP. ----- All ranking lists and the report of the day.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, August 31, 2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Enoshima JPN - Day 4

 Olympic Worldcup - Enoshima JPN - Day 4 Fresh winds exceeding 25kn and big waves prevailed yesterday again in Enoshima JPN impacting the program. The 49ers just sailed one race with a third of the fleet not finishing. The 49erFX and Nacra-17 did not go afloat at all ..... Together with the RS:X windsurfers, these three classes will sail the Medal Races today, to be followed by livestream on www.sailing-news.com. ------ In the RS:X women, Yunxiu Lu CHN is about to celebrate her second success within two weeks, as she will start to the Medal Race with a 13 point lead on Katy Spychakov ISR. ----- In the RS:X men, the fight for the Medals will be closse as the first four are separated by 6 points only. Pierre Le Coq FRA leads head of Kun Bi CHN. ----- The only race of the 49ers was won by Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT advancing on rank 3. Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER remain on top. ----- All other classes will sail the last fleetraces tomorrow. ----- Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS extendet their lead in the 470 men on Xammar/Rodriguez ESP to 14 points. ----- Elena Berta/Bianca Caruso ITA are first in the 470 women, one point ahead of Mia Jerwood/Monique De Vries AUS. ----- The Lasers Standard completing two races have still Pavlos Kontides CYP as clear leader ahead of Tonci Stipanovic CRO and Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA. ----- In the Lasers Radial also with two races today, Emma Plaesschart BEL extended her lead on 10 points. Anne-Marie Rindom DEN follows on 2nd. ----- Nicholas Heiner NED increased his lead in the Finns with two race wins on 14 points. Joan Cardona ESP remains on the 2nd rank. ----- All ranking lists and the report of the day. -------- Medal Races in the 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 and RS:X fleets will commence tomorrow Saturday 03:00 UTC onwards and are on livestream on www.sailing-news.com.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, August 30, 2019
Friday, August 30, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Enoshima JPN - Day 4

 Olympic Worldcup - Enoshima JPN - Day 4 Similar sailing conditions - fresh breeze from 20 to 25kn and big waves - have been forecast for today on the Olympic waters of Enoshima JPN. Racing is underway this morning UTC, to be followed realtime over GPS tracking. ----- results are being updated continuously. We shall summarize the situation after day 4 in our noon news today.
Friday, August 30, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Enoshima JPN - Day 3

 Olympic Worldcup - Enoshima JPN - Day 3 20-25kn wind and big waves made yesterday a sporty day in Japan. All classes were able to sail 3 races each which brought big changes at the top. ----- In the 470, the Australians took over: Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS (today 1/1/2) lead the men, Mia Jerwood/Monique De Vries AUS (today 4/2/2) took rank 1 in the women 470. ----- In the 49ers, Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER moved on top 9 points ahead of Buksak/Wierzbicki POL. ----- After a capsize festival in the 49ersFX, only 5 teams finished the last race of the day within the time limit. New at the top are Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED. 8 points behind follow Julie Bossard/Aude Compan FRA on rank 2. ----- In the Finns, Nicholas Heiner NED is new on 1st with Tom Rawshaw CAN and Ioannis Mitakis GRE as first pursuers. ----- In the Nacra 17, the motto was to foil or not to foil ...... in order to avoid capsizing ! New at the top are Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR, Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS and Nathan and Haylee Outteridge AUS follow with equal points in 2nd and 3rd place. ----- In the Lasers, the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP climbed on top ahead of Tonci Stipanovic CRO and Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA. ----- In the Laser Radial, Emma Plaesschart BEL succeeded to reclaim rank 1 ahead of Anne-Marie Rindom DEN and Manami Doi JPN on 2nd and 3rd. ----- Louis Giard FRA continues to lead the men's RS:X windsurfers ahead of Pierre Le Coq FRA and Kun Bi CHN. ----- Yunxiu Lu CHN extended her lead with bullets to 11 points. Charline Picon FRA is still 2nd. ----- All results and the report.
Friday, August 30, 2019   

Windsurfing - Swiss Championship 2019 - Silvaplana SUI - Day 1

 Windsurfing - Swiss Championship 2019 - Silvaplana SUI - Day 1 The Windsurfing Swiss Championship on Lake Silvaplana was opened yesterday with 49 Slalom and 37 Windfoil Course Racing participants on the entry lists. Missing was the reliable Maloja wind and the light and unstable Northwind with a short rain shower did not allow to kickoff racing. Second attempt today. ----- The entry list and the news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, August 29, 2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019/20 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 3

 Olympic Worldcup 2019/20 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 3 After the reduced program due to stormy winds yesterday, racing is underway this morning in Enoshima JPN still in a fresh 20kn wind, to decrease during the afternoon. At Press deadline this morning, most classes had completed at least one race with the big-breeze specialists on the first ranks. ----- The only Swiss with a remarkble position were Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI on 11th in the 470 women, bringing them on rank 5 overall. ----- Racing can be followed over GPS tracking and on the ranking lists currently updated. A summary on results of today will follow here by noon. Here the official preview of the day.
Thursday, August 29, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019/20 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2

 Olympic Worldcup 2019/20 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2 Stormy conditions with winds of up to 30kn and 2.5m waves prevailed yesterday in Enoshima JPN and racing had to be cancelled prematurely. Only the Finns and RS:X Windsurfers completed races. ----- Winner of the only Finn race was Joan Cardona ESP, taking the overall lead. Nicholas Heiner NED follows on rank 2. Ioannis Mitakis GRE moved up on rank 3. ----- Thre races were held in the RS:X men windsurfers. Finishing 1/2/1, Louis Giard FRA has taken the overall lead ahead of Pierre Le Coq FRA and Kun Bi CHN. ----- The RS:X women windsurfers completed two races. Yunxiu Lu CHN, winner of the Olympic Test event last week, is leading 7 points ahead of the Olympic Champion Charline Picon FRA. O rank 3 follows Peina Chen CHN. ----- All ranking lists and the news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Wednesday, August 28, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019/20 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2

 Olympic Worldcup 2019/20 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2 Fresh winds, waves and rain will probably be prevailing in Enoshima JPN during the whole day. Here the preview of the day. Racing is underway and can be followed realtime over GPS tracking. ----- The updated results will be available by noon. We shall report as soon as appropriate.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019/20 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1

 Olympic Worldcup 2019/20 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1 The light winds on day one of the Enoshima Worldcup Regatta impacted the program and not all classes could complete the planned program. ----- In the only race of the 470 men, Snow-Hanson/Wilcox NZL finished 1st ahead of Doi/Kimura JPN. ----- Hayashi/Nishidai JPN were the winners in the 470 women race in front of Mas-Depares/Cantero ESP and Wanser/Wanser GER. ----- Three races were held in the 49ers with Buksach/Wierzbicki POL and Fischer/Graf GER sharing the lead. ----- The 49erFX with two races have Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA on top ahead of Kimberly Lim/Cecilia Low SGP and Carla and Marta Munte-Carrasco ESP. ----- Josijp Oluijc CRO won the only race of the Finns ahead of Nicholas Heiner NED. ----- In the Nacras 17, the leaders after two races are Ben Saxton/Nicole Boniface GBR followed by Nathan and Haylee Outteridge AUS on 2nd. ----- Two races were completed in the Laser Standard with Tonci Stipanovic CRO in the lead ahead of Pavlos Kontides CYP and Nick Thompson GBR. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Manmi Doi JPN is on rank 1 after two races ahead of Emma Plaesschart BEL. ------ First in the RS:X men windsurfers after 3 races is Angel Granda ESP ahead of Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI. ----- In the RS:X women, Peina Chen CHN is first in front of Wai Yan Nguai HKG and Yunxiu Lu CHN. ----- All ranking lists and the report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019/2020 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1

 Olympic Worldcup 2019/2020 - Act 1 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1 After the Olympic Test Event of Enoshima JPN terminated a week ago, the Olympic Classes will start to Act one of the 2019/20 Worldcup at the same venue today with 496 sailors from 48 nations with all Olympic hopefulls. Here the official preview. ----- In the Finns, the Asian nations, above all China and new Iran, will fight for an Olympic Nation berth. ----- Racing is underway this morning UTC already and can be followed over GPS-Tracking. ----- The wind forecast for today predicted light winds. The results will be available around noon. We shall inform with a special news flash as soon as information is available.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, August 26, 2019
Monday, August 26, 2019   

Windsurfing - Engadine Surf Marathon/Wind-Foil World Championship - Silvaplana SUI - Final results

 Windsurfing - Engadine Surf Marathon/Wind-Foil World Championship - Silvaplana SUI - Final results The Engadine Surf Marathon was aired livestream on our website last Saturday and yesterday, the full ranking list inclcuding the Kiteboarders, Windsurfers and Moths was posted. 83 of 119 participants from 23 nations and 4 continents (without North America) finished the race with the Foil Kiters occupying the first 8 ranks and Bruce Kessler SUI on 1st ahead of Matthias Meier SUI and Mike Martin SUI. First Foil Windsurfer was the Olympic Silver Medalist 2008 Julien Bontemps FRA on the 9th place followed by Elia Colombo SUI on 10th. For the Foiler-Moths, the wind was not strong enough and the best-ranked Philipp Käsermann SUI finished 36th. ----- The ranking list. ---------- Yesterday Sunday, the Wind Foil World Championship was concluded with two races. A third race had to be abandoned as the wind died during the final downwind, lucky for Luuc Van Oopzeeland NED, down in the fleet, who would have lost the title to Julien Bontemps FRA. The title went therefore to the Dutch ahead of the French and Steve Allen AUS. 70 participants from 19 nations and 3 continents. ----- The ranking list and the event website with all other ranking lists.
Monday, August 26, 2019   

Kite Boarding - IKA North American Championship and Hydrofoil Pro Tour - San Francisco CA - Final Results

 Kite Boarding - IKA North American Championship and Hydrofoil Pro Tour - San Francisco CA - Final Results Nico Landauer URU (SDYC) finished first in the Formula Kite Class North American Championship having been held in San Francisco since last Wednesday. Evan Heffernan USA (..) and Will Cyr USA (BYC) completed the podium. Kirstyn OBrien USA on 4th was the best woman. The results with Women, U16, U19, Master and Grandmaster details. ------ Double French victory in the 42 rider Hydrofoil Pro Tour fleet with Theo De Ramecourt FRA first ahead of Nico Parlier FRA. Connor Bainbridge GBR was 3rd, Johnny Heineken USA 4th. Kirstyn OBrien USA on 15th had again the upper hand on Daniela Moroz USA 27th. The Pro Tour results. ----- The event website
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, August 25, 2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019   

Engadin Surf Marathon - Silvaplana SUI - Final results

 Engadin Surf Marathon - Silvaplana SUI - Final results Overcast skies and an not to strong Maloja wind prevailed yesterday during the traditional Engadine Surf Marathon in its 42nd edition (the inaugural event in 1978 saw Robby Naish USA as winner at the age of 15 !). ----- The first ones to cross the finish line were the Kiteboarders, but the ranking list has not yet been posted. ----- In the Windfoilers, Julien Bontemps FRA (Olympia Silver 2008) finished first ahead of Elia Columbo SUI 2nd and Oel Pouliquen FRA 3rd. Steve Allen AUS and Sebastian Kördel GER followed on the ranks 4 and 5. ----- We shall inform on the full results tomorrow. ----- The Windsurf Foil Worldcup continues today and can be followed livestream on the event website and on sailing-new.com, beginning at 11 a.m. UTC
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, August 24, 2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019   

Windsurfing - Engadin-Wind - Silvaplana SUI - Day 2

 Windsurfing - Engadin-Wind - Silvaplana SUI - Day 2 Since Thurday, numerous competitions have been underway on Lake Silvaplana (near St-Moritz) at the traditional Engadine Wind, with the IFCA Foil World Championships and Freestyle runs on the program this year. ---- Today, the Engadine Kite- and Windsurf-Marathon will take place, that can be followed live on this website as from 11 a.m. UTC. ----- Leader in the Windfoil Worldcup after 9 heats is Luuc Van Oopteland NED ahead of Julien Bontemps FRA and Gonzalo Costa-Havel ARG. 69 participants from 17 nations and 3 continents are on the entry list. ----- The ranking list. and more.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, August 22, 2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019   

Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 5 - Noon update - Part 1

 Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 5 - Noon update - Part 1 Yesterday the Skiffs, the RS:X-Windsurfers and the Nacra-17 sailed their medal races. As expected Yunxiu Lu CHN was able to hold the top of the RS:X-Windsurf women. Thanks to victory in the Medal Race Charline Picon FRA replaced Katy Spychakov ISR on rank 2. Chinese victory in the RS:X-Windsurfer men as well: Mengfan Gao CHN won ahead of Mattia Camboni ITA and Piotr Myszka POL. In the 49er the Olympic winners Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL won ahead of Lukasz Prszybitek/Pawel Kolodzinski POL and Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR. Changes on the podium of the 49erFX: Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA won gold ahead of Marie Roningen/Helene Naess NOR, Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR fell back to rank 3. In the Nacra 17, Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA took gold ahead of John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR and Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR. All rankings.
Thursday, August 22, 2019   (Image © Elena Giolai)

Windsurfing - Kona One - World Championship 2019 - Torbole ITA - Final results

 Windsurfing - Kona One - World Championship 2019 - Torbole ITA - Final results The Kona-One World Championship took place on Lake Garda, a windsurfing class popular in Northern Europe, especially Scandinavia, and North America. ----- Winning 8 of the 13 races, Huig-Jan Tak NED won the title ahead of Tim Aagesen DEN and Alexander Temko USA. ----- 72 participants from 11 nations and 3 continents. ----- The ranking list and the news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019   

Breaking News: Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 5 - Noon update - Part 1

 Breaking News: Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 5 - Noon update - Part 1 The races of the day in Japan are over, the first half of the 10 Olympic classes have finished their competitions. As expected Yunxiu Lu CHN was able to hold the top of the RS:X-Windsurf women. Thanks to victory in the Medal Race Charline Picon FRA replaced Katy Spychakov ISR on rank 2. Chinese victory in the RS:X-Windsurfer men as well: Mengfan Gao CHN won ahead of Mattia Camboni ITA and Piotr Myszka POL. In the 49er the Olympic winners Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL won ahead of Lukasz Prszybitek/Pawel Kolodzinski POL and Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR. Chnges on the podium of the 49erFX: Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA won gold ahead of Marie Roningen/Helene Naess NOR, Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR fell back to rank 3. In the Nacra 17 Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA took gold ahead of John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR and Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR. All rankings.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019   

Olympic Test Event - Enoshima JPN - Day 4/Part 1 - First medals decided

In Enoshima, the skiffs, the windsurfers and the Nacra 17 have finished their qualifications for the Medal Races of today. The first medallists are already fixed: Yunxiu Lu CHN leads the RS:X-Windsurf women by 17 points and has a medal for sure. Katy Spychakov ISR could overtake her theoretically as the only one. There will probably be a Chinese victory in the RS:X-Windsurfer men as well, the lead of Mengfan Gao CHN is 16 points. In the Nacra-17-Catamarans, Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA are only 2 points ahead of John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR. In 49er the Olympic champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL lead with 13 points. In 49erFX Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA moved up to one point to the leading Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR. All rankings.
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