Posted On: 23/09/2017 10:04:48
Finals day loomed dark, stormy and with the most wind seen all week at the RS:X World Championships which are being held in Enoshima, Japan, home of the 2020 Olympic sailing competition. In both the Womens and Mens competition there was a little clarity at the start of the day as to whom would be taking medals away, the only thing that was to be decided was as to which colour medal sailors would take home. ..... ( more )
Posted On: 22/09/2017 14:27:41
Start well, pick the shifts up the first beat, work hard and extend. A simplistic view of sailboard racing but the reality is that if you do the basics right then you are in with a shot of doing well and potentially winning. Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur said, "Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals." Nothing was more true than this on Day 5 of the RS:X World Championships being held in Enoshima, Japan. ...... ( more )
Posted On: 21/09/2017 11:59:50
Day 4 of the RS:X World Championships being held in Enoshima, Japan saw tight racing in difficult and frustrating conditions. With the majority of sailors in the Gold Fleet picking up their worst result today, it was a case of damage limitation to the scorecard and ensuring that any hopes or dreams of winning this event were kept alive. .....( more )
Posted On: 19/09/2017 14:09:19
Today would be a day for simplicity and stability for all of the sailors aiming to keep their championship hopes alive. After the massive wind shifts and challenging rolling waves from Monday, day 2 of the RS:X Windsurfing World Championships in Enoshima, Japan was widely different to the first days racing - which all 168 competitors were extremely grateful for. This morning was a calm and peaceful scene of serenity as a flat calm Sagami Bay greeted the athletes to the venue of the next Olympic sailing competition...... ( more )
Posted On: 18/09/2017 14:10:36
Typhoon No.18 was scheduled to dominate the headlines on the first day of racing at the 2017 RS:X Windsurfing World Championships, being held on the site of the 2020 Olympic regatta in Enoshima, Japan. At the end of the day, whilst the remnants of the typhoon which passed through overnight did play a role, it was the almost impossible sailing conditions for both the sailors and race committee which would dominate the talk ashore...... ( more )
Posted On: 10/09/2017 08:59:45
The 2017 Raceboard and DII European Championships have come to a close in Balatonfured, Hungary. Almost 100 windsurfers from all over the world competed in the event organised by the Hungarian Windsurfing Association.......( more )
Posted On: 08/09/2017 08:40:49
With still two days to go in the championships the race committee has already managed to conduct 11 races for the Raceboarders and 10 for the DII class. And today we had three great races with the wind ranging from 10 to 16 kts.
But nobody had suspected this in the morning. The forecast showed some wind early in the day so the competitors were asked to come for an early start at 9:30. ......( more )
Posted On: 07/09/2017 08:52:01
Four more races, which makes it eight altogether in the championship after the first two days of racing in Balatonfured.
Patrik Pollak the former Raceboard Champion had his birthday today and although it was not one of his best days he was in good spirits. "A tough day, but it's only half way, so we still have a lot of work. Important in these conditions, which are very shifty, is to stay calm and to do the best you can.......( more )
Posted On: 06/09/2017 08:59:44
The Racing moods returned after 2 days of unsuitable conditions, this time at the beautiful location of Blue Bay Beach, Pointe d'Esny. The Mauritian Fabrice Leclezio leads the event overall rankings after the 4 full-fleet giant slalom races today.
A crystal clear blue lagoon with howling winds up to 25 knots took care of perfect slalom racing conditions. Competitors were ready to take on the giant slalom course after 2 days of recovery, hanging out and some sight seeing across the island. ......( more )
Posted On: 06/09/2017 08:32:25
Today, four races were completed in Balatonfured, where the Raceboard and DII European Championships are taking place.
96 sailors from over 20 countries started off at 11 o'clock with the enthusiastic DIV II class going out first, followed by Raceboard Women and then Raceboard Men. The two smaller fleets sailed on the outer loop in winds ranging from 5 to 12kts.......( more )
Posted On: 03/09/2017 11:17:34
Mauritius is the Final Stage of the new IFCA Grand Prix Series with a total of 30 Competitors from 6 different Nations signed up, ready to race on several locations on the island of Mauritius, with a variety format of racing that will take place in the next coming days including long distance competitions, which are going to be managed by the famous Defi Wind crew.......( more )
Posted On: 28/08/2017 08:51:13
Sadly the wind deserted the Formula Windsurfing European championships in Liepaja, Latvia so Michal Polanowski POL-16 claims first place, Latvian Master Janis Preiss is second and Aussie Sean O'Brien is third. Thanks to Windsurfing Club Rietumkrasts for their hospitality in beautiful Liepaja and for providing the best racing possible in the difficult conditions.
The final stage of the FW European Championships will take place 18-21 October in Gallipoli, Italy.