Winners and the first European Champions in the Formula Kite Mixed TeamRelay European Championship 2020 on Lake Traun in Austria are Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldrige GBR. Florian Gruber/Leonie Meyer GER grasped Silver and Guy Bridge/Katie Dabson GBR Bronze. This inaugural Kitefoil Championship, the proposed discipline for the 2024 Olympics, was concluded yesterday with the final qualification runs, the Semi-Finals, and the Final. ----- The results, the news and the video of the final day
Wind- & Kitesurfing
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, September 21, 2020
Carlo De Paoli ITA defended the first position in the Moths with a 5 points advantage on the tied trio Eddie Briddle GBR, Fabio Fumagalli ITA and Diego Botin ESP. 48 participants. ----- Richard Schultheis MLT remained on top of the WASZPs on the final day of the event. Emanuele Savoini ITA and Francesco Bertone ITA completed the podium. Victoria Schultheis MLT on rank 5 was the best woman. -----The ranking lists. ----- The Lake Garda Foiling Week, an event not only with races but also with daily Seminars on the latest foiling developments, was concluded yesterday. Check out the event Facebook page with video of all Seminars.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, September 20, 2020
After two days with good sailing conditions at the International Italian Championship of the Olympic Classes, the wind was absent at the Tuscany Coast yesterday causing an unplanned lay day.----- In the good quality Laser fleets, Juan Maegli GUA is first in the Lasers Standard one point ahead of Charlie Buckingham USA, and another point in front of Robert Scheidt BRA 3. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Annalise Murphy IRL is on the first place followed by Silvia Zennaro ITA and Line Flem-Höst NOR. ----- In the Finns, Federico Colannino ITA is clearly ahead. ----- The 470 men and women sail in one fleet. Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion FRA with 5 bullets in 7 races are the clear leaders.ahead of Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabrese ITA and Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER. ----- Smaller fleets are competing in the 49ers and 49ersFX. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, September 19, 2020
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, September 18, 2020
Yesterday, the qualifications for the Finals in Gold-, Silver- and Bronze fleets beginning today, were completed with another 5 races. With 6 bullets on the result sheet, Florian Gruber/Leonie Meier GER are leading one point ahead of the tied Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldrige GBR and Guy Bridge/Katie Dobson GBR on 2nd and 3rd. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, September 17, 2020
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, August 29, 2020
With the depression over Europe, the Malojawind in the Engadine Valley has been inhibited and no races could be sailed yesterday. The weatherforecast for the weekend with heavy rainfalls looks not very favorable and it might well be, that the Championship has to be abandoned. ----- Up to now, the top rankings are as follows: Course racing Elia Colombo CVLL ahead of Richard Stauffacher SCStM and Toni Wilhelm GER after 6 heats, Slalom Richard Stauffacher SCStM after 2 runs. ----- The ranking list and the event website. The daily report has not yet been posted this morning,
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, August 27, 2020
The inaugural European Championship of the 2024 Olympic iQFoils Windsurfers was concluded on Lake Silvaplana SUI yesterday with the Medal Races, sailed in a knock-down format with the best 12 racing. ----- In a close winner-takes-all fight of the best four, decided on the last short leg to the finish line, Kieran Badloe NED - a favorite in the RS:X Windsurfers at the Tokyo Olympics next year - had the upper hand on Sebastian Kördel GER and Nicolas Goyard FRA. ----- In the women's fleet, Hélène Noesmoen FRA went on with her winning streak in the Final as well, and was the superior first ahead of Islay Watson GBR and Lilian De Geus NED. ----- All ranking lists and the report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Best wind conditions prevailed again on Lake Silvaplana yesterday and the iQFoils, Olympic equipment for the 2024 Games, continued the European Championship with two Course races per gender. After 8 races, Nicolas Goyard FRA leads one point ahead of Matteo Iachino ITA. Sebastian Kördel GER follows closely behind on rank 3. ----- The Goldfleet rankings. ----- With 6 wins in 7 races, Hélène Noesmoen FRA is the outstanding leader in the Women's fleet ahead of Maja Dzarnowska POL on rank 2. Islay Watson GBR and Lilian De Geus NED follow closely behind. ----- The Women rankings. ----- The daily news. ----- Today, the Final of the best 12 is on the program, again to be followed Livestream on our sailing-news.com website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, August 25, 2020
After the first two races at the inaugural iQFoil European Championship on Lake Silvaplana SUI, the joint leaders are Matteo Iachino ITA and Sebastian Koerdel GER both winning their races, ahead of Mateus Isaac POL in 3rd. Nicolas Goyard FRA, the stellar winner of the Formula Foil World Championship held on the same lake during the past week, started with a disappointing 11th race rank and in only 7th in the interim rankings. The 102 participants, split into two groups, sail the first Championship of the 2024 Olympic iQFoils in a Slalom type Course format, as to be seen on the GPS trackings (24 Aug). ----- Here a short report (event updates) and the Men Overall results. ----- The Women's results have not yet bee posted on the event website. ----- The event facebook page and the event live stream link.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, August 23, 2020
86 of the 150 participants on the entry list finished the 43rd edition of the Engadine Surf Marathon on Lake Silvaplana. The Kiters dominated the competition with Mike Martin SUI as winner ahead of Bruce Kessler SUI and Simon Basler SUI. The fastest windsurfer was Thomas Goyard FRA on his Foil Formula board finishing 8th overall. The results.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, August 22, 2020
Windsurfing - Formula Foil World Championship 2020 - Silvaplana SUI - Men and Women titles for France
After a 5-race Qualification Series and 9 Gold Fleet races, Nicolas Goyard FRA was the dominating winner in the Formula Foil World Championship 2020 men category, 23 points ahead of Przemyslav Myarzinski POL. Pierre Mortefon FRA completed the podium, tied with Maciek Rutkowski POL remaining on 4th. Elia Colombo SUI followed as 17th, Richard Stauffacher SUI finished 24th among the 133 participants. ----- The title went to France in the women as well with Hélène Noesmoen FRA winning ahead of Maja Dziarnowska POL and Lilian De Geus NED after 11 races held. . 29 participants. ----- The video of the final day ----- All anking lists. ----- The Formula Foil World Championship on Lake Silvaplana SUI was concluded yesterday, to be followed today by the 43rd edition of the Engadine Surf Marathon, to aired Livestream again on www.sailing-news.us. The first winner of this traditional event was Robby Naish USA in 1978 at the age of 15. ----- In the coming week, the inaugural iQ Foil European Championship, the Olympic windsurfing class for 2024, will take place at the same venue.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, August 21, 2020
The final of the inaugural Formula Foil World Championship continued yesterday on Lake Silvaplana with 3 Goldfleet races with the world's elite windsurfers joined for the first time in a Worlds competition on foiling boards. Next week, most athletes will remain in the Swiss Alps for the inaugural European Championship of the Olympic iQ Foil boards, the equipment for the 2024 Olympics. ----- We covered the races yesterday livestream, exciting heats with the French drivers dominating. Unfortunately, no other information or results have been posted on the official website. This afternoon beginning at 15h CET, racing can be followed Livestream again on these pages.