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Posted On:  20/05/2018 13:00:14

It was one of the most exciting editions of all time with 1,200 windsurfers in the starting line speeding up powered by epic 35-knot plus winds.  After two days without wind, the Tramontane returned to the regatta field and allowed the organization to run two epic races won by Warembourg. Despite the challenging conditions, competitors were pleased with the angle from which the wind blew because they were able to sail in two directions. ......( more )

Posted On:  18/05/2018 16:11:33

The first stage of the Supercup 2018 series took place on Lake Domasa in Slovakia over the weekend of 5th/6th May.  Planing conditions all the weekend with wind from 16-25 knots, course races on M and I course with a full schedule of 8 races sailed. ......( more )

Posted On:  17/05/2018 17:59:57

World Sailing fully embraces the IOC Olympic Agenda 2020 with proposed events for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition that are gender equal, youthful, universal and include four mixed events following the decisions made at the 2018 Mid-Year Meeting in London, Great Britain ......( more )

Posted On:  17/05/2018 08:29:28

3 eliminations completed in tough sailing conditions, Vincent Langer GER-1 leads the rankings, Nicolas Prien GER-7, winner of the first elimination, follows with only 1 point difference and Gunnar Asmussen GER-2 on third right behind Mr Prien. ......( more )

Posted On:  15/05/2018 20:29:16

A smooth first day for the competitors and the Race committee at the 2018 IFCA Slalom European Championship at the Multivan Windsurf Cup.

All is set and ready for the next 2 days as the forecast predicts strong side shore winds thus perfect slalom racing conditions here in Sylt. The first elimination is online and will be automatically updated during the races. Visit the page here ......( more )

Posted On:  14/05/2018 21:55:42

World Sailing's Council met for the first day of a two day meeting on Monday 14 May at World Sailing's Mid-Year Meeting in London, Great Britain. Discussions on Paris 2024 Olympic Events, Para World Sailing Events and Formats, Sustainability Agenda 2030 and safety reporting were held. Following a lengthy debate and decision making process, the Events for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games were confirmed. [more]

Posted On:  14/05/2018 09:34:48

World Sailing's Council will vote on the Events that will be adopted for Paris 2024 when they meet on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 May. If any new Events are selected, the Equipment Committee will review the Equipment for the Events. Evaluation events will be held in 2019 ahead of a final decision by November 2019.......( more )

Posted On:  13/05/2018 12:09:25

World Sailing's Events Committee met today at the 2018 Mid-Year Meeting in London, Great Britain with the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition Events at the top of the agenda.

Ahead of the Mid-Year Meeting, World Sailing's Council approved an Events Committee recommendation to review the following Events: [more]

Posted On:  11/05/2018 08:49:11

When I was a junior sailor during the 1970s, fleets of Sabots, Lasers, and Lehman 12s crisscrossed the channels of Marina del Rey during our summer evening races. It was a quintessential Southern California scene every night - until the windsurfers showed up out of the blue. I'll never forget the first time a fleet of them participated. It was the start of a ground breaking movement.......( more )

Posted On:  09/05/2018 16:55:35

Windsurfing is one of the most universal sailing events at the Olympic games with an excellent pathway from Techno 293 Class to the RS:X Class! More than 60 countries from 6 continents are competing in the Olympic Windsurfing Class RS:X.

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Posted On:  03/05/2018 17:48:03

World Sailing's Mid-Year Meeting will be held May 10-15 at Chelsea Football Club in London, Great Britain. There are 12 Deferred Submissions from previous meetings and 68 Submissions to be discussed (full list). Of particular note is how it is at this session when the Paris 2024 Olympic sailing events will be discussed, debated, and decided. While the 10 Olympic events have remained stable for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, change is expected for Paris 2024.

Posted On:  02/05/2018 12:19:53

The 2018 US National Windsurfing Festival was held April 26-29 in Yorktown, VA. As the home of longtime windsurfer and fin-maker extraordinaire Dave Kashy and his amazing wife Melissa, it was a watershed moment for windsurfing on the East Coast.

Pros and amateurs from as far as Los Angeles, Hood River, Toronto, Montreal, Corpus Christi, Florida, and even Martinique and Brazil converged on the York Point peninsula (the birthplace of the nation!) for fun, action, and gear testing. ......( more )

Posted On:  29/04/2018 09:59:42

The final day of racing dawned sunny but with no wind. The forecast predicted wind from the West, which is unusual and not a good direction, but optimists hoped for a shift to North West for the planned races.......( more )

Posted On:  28/04/2018 18:08:08

Despite a start delayed by one hour the race committee were able to complete a full day of racing on day 4 of the Lagos Formula Windsurfing Festival. The championship rules of the Formula class permit the option of 5 races, completed in two series of "back to back" races. The postponed start enabled the wind, which had been evident all morning, to increase and to stabilise. ......( more )

Posted On:  26/04/2018 11:35:52

A promising start to day 2 of the World Championships and Formula Festival hosted by Clube de Vela de Lagos.  Racing almost started on schedule! but the wind dropped as sailors were making their way to the starting area.......( more )

Posted On:  25/04/2018 19:03:19

The 2018 RS:One Asian Championship was held in Desaru, Johor, Malaysia from 20 to 22 April.

Desaru is a famous tourist coastal beach resort on the south east coast of west Malaysia. The weather has been kind, sunny throughout the event. Wind blowing from North Easterly at the tail end of the north east monsoon. ......( more )
Posted On:  25/04/2018 15:01:09

Clube de vela de Lagos is once again hosting the FW Youth and Masters World Championship in Lagos, Portugal. 57 competitors from 14 countries have registered and Master of the Masters, Janis Preiss from Latvia, hopes to retain his title against some fairly stiff competition. ......( more )

Posted On:  08/04/2018 09:10:52

130 competitors from 27 countries. 15 races for 3 fleets. Sun, wind and smiling faces. Paul Leone, International Windsurfing Association vice-president, said it best after the event was over. "I would like to thank the club President Giorgio Matracia, the council and all the members of the Club Roggero di Lauria for a magnificent event. In just three words: beyond all expectations."......( more )

BIC Techno 293 + Europeans 2018 - Highlights

Joao Rodrigues is 7 times Olympic Games participant so he has been a few places and seen a lot during his career. And he is not the only one who thinks it’s been a great week of racing in Mondello. 15 races in various conditions, lot of fun on and off the water, that was BIC Techno 293 Plus European championship 2018.

Posted by International Techno 293 Plus Class Association on Sunday, 15 April 2018

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