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Posted On:  16/01/2018 10:18:45

The 2018 Youth Olympic Games Techno293 Plus Qualifier for Oceania has just concluded at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.  A fascinating battle between Max van der Zalm from New Zealand and Alex Halank from Australian took place with Alex hot on the heels of his trans-Tasman rival.

In the end, it was the Kiwis Max van der Zalm and Veerle ten Have taking top spots in the Techno293 Plus fleet with Max winning the Oceania Championship and Veerle the first female. ......( more )
Posted On:  15/01/2018 11:44:06

After racing it's time for a bit of fun. NeilPryde cordially invites you to participate in an exhibition and test event for the RS:X Convertible hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club.

VIEW INVITATION ......( more )

Posted On:  14/01/2018 21:38:10

Day 2 in Brisbane became a spectacular day with wind building up from 12 to 25 knots during racing. After the first race of the Techno fleet, some went ashore to downsize sails. It made no difference as the wind was just too strong and only 2 in the fleet finished. Race 3 was abandoned.

However, the Techno Plus fleet proved they were worthy of sailing an 8.5 and finished all 3 races. Max van der Zalm from New Zealand with Australian Alex Halank hot on his heels managed to win 2 out of the 3. Alex won the last race showing the battle amongst the 2 of them is not over yet, Max still leading with 5 points after 6 races. ......( more )

Posted On:  13/01/2018 09:34:55

Following the adoption of World Sailing's new Antitrust Policy in November 2017, World Sailing has now selected the initial Olympic Events which will undergo an antitrust review in 2018.
 
World Sailing has decided at this time to review the Men and Women's Windsurfer and the Men and Women's One Person Dinghy. ......( more )

Posted On:  12/01/2018 09:57:42

The 2018 Australian Youth National Championships have just commenced at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron on lovely Moreton Bay.  These championships include the Bic Techno293 Oceania Championships and we have 26 under 19 year olds from 3 nations, NZ, Indonesia and Australia. For sailors competing on the T283 Plus this is the Youth Olympic Games Qualifier for Oceania.......( more )

Posted On:  05/01/2018 13:40:28

"World Sailing is embarking on a review of the Olympic events for 2024. Prior to my retirement from the Pryde Group on 1st June 2015, I was intimately involved in the design and manufacture of Windsurfing equipment and development of the sport for 40 years although I have never personally practiced the sport.

I am also an Olympic sailor (Flying Dutchman Class, Mexico 1968) and have been a competitive sailor for over 60 years.  ..... ( more )
Posted On:  22/12/2017 10:11:03

2017 draws to its close in a very positive way for Techno 293 OD, and its new sister class, Techno PLUS, which had an unbelievably high entry at its inaugural stand-alone World Championships and was officially recognized internationally by World Sailing. Two key elements that give Techno 293 OD a highly promising future . . . [more]

Posted On:  21/12/2017 15:59:11

Following the live online launch of World Sailing's Sustainability Agenda 2030 at World Sailing's 2017 Annual Conference, World Sailing is seeking feedback from sailors across the world, key stakeholders and sustainability professionals.

Sustainability Agenda 2030 includes 59 ambitious recommendations for the sport across technical standards, events, training, venues and facilities, members and participation. The targets support the UN sustainable development goals which are widely adopted across the world and set out how the sport can contribute to them. [more]

Posted On:  13/12/2017 18:07:23

In 2018, World Sailing will make a number of important decisions concerning the Events and Equipment that will be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition in Marseille, France. 
 
To ensure a joined up and efficient approach to the decision-making process, World Sailing's Board of Directors appointed a joint Procedure Working Party of the Events Committee, Equipment Committee and Constitution Committee. ......( more )

Posted On:  06/12/2017 14:52:39

The South American Championships were held on 2 - 5 December at Raia 1 in Porto Alegre Brazil. 40 competitors in several divisions were racing for the title "South American Slalom Champion".

After 4 days racing Matheus Isaac (BRA-767) claimed undefeated the highest platform on the podium. Until the last race there was a battle between Lucas Trindade (BRA-101) and Nathan Westera (ARU-8) which was won by Lucas who finished second in the final results.......( more )
Posted On:  04/12/2017 10:53:43

This IFCA Championship is running from the 2nd to the 5th of December in Raia da Pedra Redonda, Rio GuaĆ­ba, Porto Alegre / RS -Brasil. A total of 40 Participants from 6 different nations and 3 continents are signed up for this Championship, a joint venture with the 2017 Brazilian Slalom Championship.......( more )

Posted On:  04/12/2017 10:04:16

The first Techno293+ continental qualification tournament has come to a close at the Moonbeach Resort in Egypt. Based on the performance of their sailors in the African Qualification Event, Algeria and Egypt will be asked to confirm allocated places at the Youth Olympic Games. ......( more )

Posted On:  02/12/2017 10:26:06

Friday brought a lot of wind enabling 3 races for the girls and 2 for the boys at the African Championships at Moonbeach Resort.

For the girls in Techno 293 Plus, racing is over. They have completed their 12 races and Ait Ali Slimane Lina (ALG-12) stamped her authority over her rivals by winning all three races today, finishing the championship a clear four points ahead of Salma Weal El Ashmawy (EGY-5) who takes a well deserved second place on the podium.  Rezouani Naila (ALG-4) completes the podium in third place.  ......( more )
Posted On:  01/12/2017 09:07:40

For the Techno 293 women, nine races so far sees Algerian Ait Ali Slimane in the lead, but her Egyptian rival El Ashwany is on fire, just two points behind.  Three races to go and it will be a tough battle to the end. Watch this space!

In the RS:X, the lead had been alternating between Seychelles' Gardette and Algeria's Bouras during the first 2 days, but now Bouras is clear by 3.4 points going into the last three races. ......( more )

South American championship 2017 - Highlights

Club Nautico San Isidro hosted South American windsurfing championships 2017. Beautiful but very challenging location, venue of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, tested all participants in variety of condition during the week and best took home the titles. For some highlight of their career, for most only another stop on their windsurfing journey.

Posted by International Windsurfing Association on Saturday, 25 November 2017
South American championship 2017 - Day 5

Great week here in Club Nautico San Isidro and the future looks bright. Not only because of the high level of windsurfing, but mainly because "kids" of all ages have fun doing what they do. And with this philosophy they are all winners and some of them even got some trophies as a bonus.

Posted by International Windsurfing Association on Friday, 17 November 2017


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