Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - Gdynia POL - Day 1

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2019 - Gdynia POL - Day 1 The 2019 Youth World Sailing Championship began yesterday in Poland in a light 7-10kn breeze, allowing only some of the classes to sail their first races. ----- The 420 Boys completed two races with Achille Casco/Eliot Schick SUI, ranks 3 and 5, taking the lead. On the ranks 2 and 3 followed Seb Menzies/Blake McGlashan NZL and Martin Wizner/Pedro Almeira ESP - the duo fighting for the 420 Worlds title in Portugal last week. ----- The 420 Girls did not race. ----- In the 29er-Boys, the full program with 3 races was completed. Ville Korhonen/Edvard Bremer FIN are first ahead of Mathias Berthet/Aleksander Franks NOR and Marius Westerlind/Olle Aronsson SWE. ----- The 29er Girls did not sail. ----- The Lasers Radial completed one heat in both genders. In the Boys, Otto Dahlberg FIN leads ahead of Connor Nelson USA and Tytus Butowski POL. ----- In the Radial Girls, Chiara BeniniITA ahead of Manon Peyre FRA and Simone Chen SGP are in front. ----- In the Nacras 15, Silas Mühle/Levke Möller GER and Will Cooley/Rebecca Hancock AUS share the lead after two races. Titouan Petard/Marion Declef FRA follow on rank 3. ----- The windsurfers did not compete. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, July 15, 2019
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, July 12, 2019
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019   

Various Classes - Warnemünder Woche - Warnemünde GER - Day 4

 Various Classes - Warnemünder Woche - Warnemünde GER - Day 4 At half time of the Warnemuende Week, as number of classes German dominated concluded their competitions (see ranking lists). The Windsurfing Raceboard World Championship is still underway with Maksymilian Wocik POL winning all 6 races in the Men fleet, Aleksandra Blinnikka FIN first in the Women fleet and Ferran Jurado Besa ESP dominating the Junior fleet.
Today begins the J/22 World Championship with 31 teams from 6 nations on the entry list, among them Johan Koppernaes CAN and Mike Farrington CAY and their teams.
The Laser-Europacup Baltic Sea event begins today as well with 215 participants from 25 nations. Here the preview of this highlight of the week.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, July 7, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019   (Image © Pepe Hartmann)

Various Classes - Warnemünder Week - Warnemünde GER - Day 1

 Various Classes - Warnemünder Week - Warnemünde GER - Day 1 The Warnemünde Week was kicked off yesterday in rain and temperatures around 15°, this year with the World Championships of the J/22 and the Raceboard Class, as well as another Laser-Europa-Cup Act.
Yesterday, the OK Dinghies, Pirats, RSAeros and 2.4m started with their races. The J/22 Worlds beginning on Tuesday hold a tune-up race today, and the bigboats will start to their first long-distance race. The only Swiss on the Baltic Sea will be engaged in the Laser Europa-Cup.
The event website with ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Wednesday, July 3, 2019   

Windsurfing - Swiss Tour - Walensee

The Walensee lived up to its reputation as thermal breeze venue on sunny days.ewährte sich am Four csourse races and three slaloms were completed at the Windsurfing Swiss Cup over the past weekend. Richard Stauffacher SUI was the course racing winner ahead of Toni Wilhelm GER, firs ain the slalom rankings was Andy Wasmer SIMPL ahead of Justas Katkus SUI.
The ranking list.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, June 28, 2019
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, June 20, 2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019   

Kite Boarding - Rob Douglas USA sets new world record for the fastest mile on a kite

 Kite Boarding - Rob Douglas USA sets new world record for the fastest mile on a kite Rob Douglas USA has set a new nautical mile speed sailing world record at Plage du Rouet, in La Palme FRA. The USA kiteboarder rode his kite at 39.04 knots (44.93 miles per hour) during the 2019 Prince of Speed. Tramontane winds were blowing in the 30-to-45-knot range. Douglas was assisted by world champion kite foiler Nico Parlier FRA.
The news with a video.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, June 17, 2019
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, June 16, 2019
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, June 10, 2019
Monday, June 10, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Final results

 Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Final results A very light breeze filled in only very late in the afternoon in Marseille FRA yesterday. Just before the latest possible start time, the 470 Medal Races could sail their Medal Races.

No change on top of the 470 men with Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS clearly winning ahead of Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP and Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA. In the 470 women, Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA succeeded to control the one-point-leading Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR right from the start and controlled the GBR women in a matchracing style till the end. Mas-Depares/Cantero ESP earned Bronze. With a 6th race rank, Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI advanced on rank 8.

The two Laser and the Finn Medal Races had to be cancelled due to lack of wind. Andy Maloney NZL finished first in the Finns. Nils Theuninck SUI followed on 8th. Im Lasers, the winners were Giovanni Cocolutto ITA in the Standards and Viktorija Andrulyte LTU in the Radials.

All ranking lists and the final report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, June 9, 2019
Sunday, June 9, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 6

 Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 6 After a week with mostly fresh winds, the first five Medal Races were sailed in a light to moderate breeze of 8-10kn yesterday. Today, the remaining five classes will held their crucial final race. We shall report livestream on as from 11h UTC.

The RS:X men Medal Race was exciting: Mattia Camboni ITA grasped the overall victory ahead of Daniele Benedetti ITA. Louis Giard FRA advanced on rank 3. In the RS:X women, Liliane De Geus NED had everything under control winning with a big advance, but the fight for Silver and Bronze was tight and decided in favour of Saskia Sills GBR over Flavia Tartaglini ITA on the final downwind leg only.

Behind the premature winners in the 49ers, Federico and Arturo Alonso ESP, the positions on the podium remained unchanged. Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT and Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI earned Silver and Bronze. In the 49ersFX, Julie Bossard/Aude Compan FRA remained on top winning the Medal Race. Melzacka/Loboda POL took Silver. The duel for Bronze went in favour of Omari/Distefano ITA replacing the tied Schöfegger/Boustani AUT on the podium.

No change in the Nacra-17 catamarans with Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA on first in front of John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR. Ruggero Tita (just selected for the Luna Rossa/Pirelli America's Cup team) with Caterina Banti ITA earned Bronze.

Winning the Medal Race as well, Nicolas Parlier FRA was the dominating first in Open Kiteboarding ahead of Théo De Ramecourt FRA and Axel Mazella FRA.

The remaining five classes will sail their Medal Races today with two premature winners: the Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS are first in the 470 men with a 20 point lead, 18 points is the advantage of Viktoria Andrulyte LTU in the Lasers Radial.

The fight for the Medals will be exciting in the Lasers Standard with the first 5 separated by 7 points only. Only 6 points is the difference of the ranks 2 to 5 in the Lasers Radial. In the 470 women, the duel for Gold is between Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR and Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA one point behind.

In the Finns, Andy Maloney NZL is on top 8 points ahead of Josh Junior NZL, and another 8 points back follows Max Salminen SWE on 3rd.

All ranking lists and the daily news.
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