Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, May 6, 2019
Monday, May 6, 2019   

Foil-Kite - Formula World Championship 2019 - Campione del Garda ITA - Final results

 Foil-Kite - Formula World Championship 2019 - Campione del Garda ITA - Final results No racing on the final day of the Kite-Foil World Championship on Lake Garda ITA as the wind was too strong. The dominators in both gender fleets and defending Champions Daniela Moroz USA - ahead of Elena Kalinina RUS and Breiana Whitehead AUS, as well as Nico Parlier FRA - followed by Olly Bridge GBR and Connor Bainbridge GBR - successfully defended their titles.
The video of the final 5th day with prize giving and interviews, the results, the event website and the event facebook page.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, May 5, 2019
Sunday, May 5, 2019   

RS:X-Windsurfer - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Final results

 RS:X-Windsurfer - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Final results The French Olympic Sailing Week in Hyeres FRA was concluded yesterday with the Medal Races sailed in moderate winds.
Mattia Camboni ITA was the preliminary overall winner in the RS:X men before the last race already. Thomas Goyard FRA and Piotr Myszka POL completed the podium.
No change in the RS:X women with Charline Picon FRA on rank one ahead of Peina Chen CHN and Yunxiu Lu CHN.
All ranking lists and the daily news (in French and English).
Sunday, May 5, 2019   

Foil-Kite - World Championship 2019 - Campione del Garda ITA - Day 4

 Foil-Kite - World Championship 2019 - Campione del Garda ITA - Day 4 Four Final Series races were completed yesterday at the Foil-Kite-Worlds on Lake Garda ITA without position changes on top of the rankings.
Nico Parlier FRA dominates in the men fleet with Oliver Bridge GBR and Connor Bainbridge GBR as first challengers.
In the women, Daniela Moroz USA stays on rank 1 ahead of Elena Kalinina RUS and Breiana Whitehead AUS.
The ranking list and the event facebook page with videos and interviews.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, May 4, 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019   

RS:X-Windsurfer - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 5

 RS:X-Windsurfer - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 5 Strengthening westwinds from the shore prevailed yesterday on Hyeres Bay and with up to 30kn at the end of the day, racing was quite challenging.
No problem for the leading Mattia Camboni ITA in the RS:X men where he extended his lead on 28 points and is the premature winner before the Medal Race of today. Thomas Goyard FRA, Daniele Benedetti ITA and Piotr Myszka POL, separated by 7 points only, will fight for Silver and Bronze.
In the RS:X women, Charline Picon FRA has a solid 14 point lead on Peina Chen CHN before the Medal Race. The backlog of Yunxiu Lu CHN on rank 3 is considerable.
The rest of the fleets will race a sail-off today.
All ranking lists and the daily report (in French and English).
Saturday, May 4, 2019   

Kite Boarding - Formula Kite World Championship - Day 4 - Campione del Garda ITA - Racing resumes in Gold-, Silver-, Bronzefleets

 Kite Boarding - Formula Kite World Championship - Day 4 - Campione del Garda ITA - Racing resumes in Gold-, Silver-, Bronzefleets After the Mixed-Kiteboarding Test Event of Thursday, the Foil-Kite Worlds will continue on Lake Garda today Saturday with the 85 Men riders divided in Gold-, Silver- and Bronzefleets, the 27 women remain in one fleet. On top of the rankings are Nico Parlier FRA ahead of Oliver Bridge GBR and Connor Bainbridge GBR. Daniela Moroz USA is first in the women followed by Elena Kalinina RUS and Briana Whithead AUS.
The results and the event facebook page with videos.
Saturday, May 4, 2019   

Kite Boarding - Mixed Team Race Test - Campione ITA

 Kite Boarding - Mixed Team Race Test - Campione ITA After the four races of the opening day - we reported on the dominance of Nico Parlier FRA in the men and Daniela Moroz USA in the women - a test competition was held on Wednesday with a mixed team race as planned for the 2024 Olympic Regattas in Marseille FRA. Daniela Morosz/Evan Heffernan USA finished first one point ahead of Alexia Fancelli/Maxim Nocher FRA.
The news and the event facebook page with videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, May 3, 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019   

RS:X-Windsurfer - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 4

 RS:X-Windsurfer - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 4 Three races were held yesterday on Hyeres Bay in an 8-10kn wind.
Mattia Camboni ITA extended his lead in the RS:X men with another race win and has now a 24 point advantage. Daniele Benetti ITA defended his 2nd place but Piotr Myszka POL on rank 3 reduced the backlog on one point.
Charline Picon FRA was again the best of the day in the RS:X women and her lead on Peina Chen CHN is now 10 points. Yunxiu Lu CHN stays on 3rd.
All ranking lists and the daily news (in French and English).
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, May 2, 2019
Thursday, May 2, 2019   

RS:X-Windsurfer - Semaine Olympic - Hyères FRA - Day 3

 RS:X-Windsurfer - Semaine Olympic - Hyères FRA - Day 3 Sun, a 15kn Eastwind and a good swell made the day perfect yesterday on Hyères Bay and three more races were completed.
Mattia Camboni ITA remains on top of the RS:X men. New on 2nd is the best of the day (ranks 1/3/1) Daniele Benedetti ITA. Thomas Goyard FRA moved up on rank 3.
Finishing twice on top and a 2nd rank, Yunxiu Lu CHN is now first in the RS:X women, but Charline Picon FRA on 2nd is only one point behind. On rank 3 follows Peina Chen CHN.
All ranking lists and the daily news. No North Americans present.
Thursday, May 2, 2019   

Kite Boarding - Formula Kite World Championship - Campione del Garda ITA, Day 1

 Kite Boarding - Formula Kite World Championship - Campione del Garda ITA, Day 1 A moderate 10-12kn wind prevailed on Lake Garda ITA on the first day of the Formula Kite World Championship.
The defending Champion Nico Parlier FRA dominated day one winning all four races of his group. Oliver Bridge GBR and Connor Bainbridge GBR follow on the ranks 2 and 3. The 85 riders are sailing qualifiers in two groups.
Daniela Moroz USA, defending her 2018 title, is on top of the 27 women sailing in one fleet with three bullets ahead of Elena Kalinina RUS and Briana Whithead AUS.
The results, the daily news and the event facebook page with videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019   

RS:X-Windsurfer - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 2

 RS:X-Windsurfer - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 2 Leader change in the RS:X women where the Olympic Champion Charline Picon FRA has taken the lead. Peina Chen CHN and Yunxiu Lu CHN follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
In the RS:X men, Mattia Camboni ITA rank 1 extended his lead on Piotr Myszka POL to 16 points. On rank 3 follows Daniele Benedetti ITA.
Another sunny day with an initial 12kn wind decreasing during the day allowed the two RS:X fleets to sail three races each.
All ranking lists and the news (in French or English).
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Tuesday, April 30, 2019   

RS:X-Windsurfer - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 1

 RS:X-Windsurfer - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 1 Only the Lasers and RS:X windsurfers are racing at the Hyères Olympic Week this year, as the Worldcup status had been withdrawn by World Sailing. The windsurfers were absent at the Genoa Worldcup event two weeks ago and are now well represented in Hyères.
After three mostly light wind races, Mengan Gao CHN leads in the men one point ahead of Mattia Camboni ITA. On rank 3 follows Radoslav Furmanski POL.
Chinese is the lead also in the women with Peina Chen CHN. Charline Picon FRA and Bryony Shaw GBR are the first challengers.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, April 29, 2019
Monday, April 29, 2019   

Olympic Classes - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA

 Olympic Classes - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA Today is the first day of the traditional Semaine Olympique Française (SOF) in Hyères FRA, this year without being sanctioned as a World Sailing Worldcup event. In between the inaugural Genoa Worldcup event squeezed in by World Sailing in early April and the Worldcup Final in Marseille in July, the SOF was sacrificed by the innocent administrators in London to avoid a concentration of three WC events in Southern Europe within a few weeks. Result was, that none of the two events organised so far have been considered by the full Olympic elite. The consequence for the 2019 SOF is, that only four of the ten Olympic events, the the Lasers and the RS:X windsurfers, have a sufficient attention to start racing. Here the entry lists.
The event website.
Monday, April 29, 2019   (Image © Strizy)

Windsurfing - Swiss Cup, Act 2 - Cremia ITA - Final results

 Windsurfing - Swiss Cup, Act 2 - Cremia ITA - Final results After the season opening in Hyères FRA over Easter, the Swiss windsurfers sailed the second round of the Annual Championship on Lake Como over the past weekend. Three 3 Slalom runs were completed with the German Olympian Toni Wilhelm GER as winner ahead of Elia Colombo SUI and Richard Stauffacher SUI. Franziska Stauffacher SUI on rank 19 was the best-ranked woman.
The results.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, April 26, 2019
Friday, April 26, 2019   

Kite Boarding - Freestyle Worldcup - Mondial du Vent - Leucate FRA - Final results

Carlos Maria BRA dethroned the leading Maxim Chabloz SUI in a nail biting final with the last jump. After the Youth Worlds title last year, the young Swiss (age 18) has now become a solid top-rank contender in the Worldcup circuit. Not only on 'liquid' water but also on 'frozen stuff', Chabloz, Ski Freeride World Champion 2018, is on top (here a short video). On rank 3 followed Valentin Rodriguez COL.
In the women, Francesca Bagnoli ITA had the upper hand on the favorite Mikaili Sol BRA. Bronze went to Claudia Leon ESP.
Much wind (up to 40kn) and big breakers made the Freestyle Kitefoiling Worldcup in Leucate FRA spectacular.
The report (in French) scroll down and the video of the day.
Friday, April 26, 2019   

Olympic Classes - World Ranking Lists - 27th April 2019

 Olympic Classes - World Ranking Lists - 27th April 2019 The World Sailing Ranking Lists have been updated after the Trofeo Princesa Sofia and the Genoa Worldcup event as well as the Congressional Cup.
Ian Williams GBR has reclaimed rank 1 in the latest Matchracing Ranking List replacing Eric Monnin SUI on top. Harry Price (AUS) now in third.
No change in the women where Pauline Courtois FRA consolidated her first position ahead of Trine Palludan DEN new on 2nd replacing Anne Oestling SWE now on 3rd.
The Fleetracing Ranking Lists have no previous rankings mentioned in most classes, and a World Sailing report ist missing as well. Nations rankings, presented formerly, are not available either. Therefore, we refrain from commenting on modifications right now.
Interesting to see, that the top ranks in fleetracing are occupied by 9 different nations from 4 continents: GBR, FRA, ITA, NED(2) from Europe, CHN and JPN from Asia, NZL and AUS(2) from Oceania and BRA from South America. Contrary to most Olympic sports, sailing is truly global.
All ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, April 25, 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019   

Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Mondial du Vent Leucate FRA - Day 5

 Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Mondial du Vent Leucate FRA - Day 5 Perfect conditions prevailed yesterday at the Kiteboard Freestyle Worldcup event in Leucate with up to 25k wind and good breakers. Eight riders qualified for today's Semi-Finals, in the women category, the four finalists are known already. Mikaili Sol BRA (age 14) is the favorite. The qualification tables and all details are available on the event website (in French). The competition will be transmitted live on www.sailing-news.com.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019   

Kiteboarding, Windsurfing - Mondial du Vent - Leucate FRA - Day 4

Yesterday, a 15kn breeze finally filled in to allow the first runs of the Leucate Foil Challenge for Kiteboarders and Windsurfers on the Etang de Leucate, a lagoon on the long sandy Mediterrean beaches. Benoit Gomez FRA and Mathilde Garandeau FRA finished first in the Kiters. In the Windsurf ranking, Tristan Algret FRA and Marion Mortefon FRA, drivers engaged in the PWA World Tour as well, are on the first positions.
The news with race information, but no ranking list for the moment. As always in these spectacular events, the event facebook page contains numerous videos and photos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019   

Kiteboarding, Windsurfing - Mondial du Vent - Leucate FRA - Day 3

 Kiteboarding, Windsurfing - Mondial du Vent - Leucate FRA - Day 3 Since last Saturday, the Mondial du Vent - a sport- and entertainment event in Leucate FRA near Narbonne at the Mediterranean Sea - has been underway. Wind- and Kitesurfer, Stand-Up-Paddler, Breakdancer competitions are on the program and this surrounded by beach parties.
The Kiteboard Freestylers, engaged in a Freestyle Worldcup Event, have been on hold due to lack of wind since Saturday, but things can change quickly when the powerful Tramontane wind kicks-in.
The event website and the facebook page with videos.
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