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Posted On:  24/05/2019 11:44:34

Without a doubt the Techno 293 class is the best option for young kids to enter the world of sailing and windsurfing. Here is the story of the Portuguese Sailing Federation and their support for the class in the country.  ......( more )

Posted On:  21/05/2019 11:27:17

Once again the small lake in the historical centre of Poland - Szale, Kalisz - will host the annual friendly windsurfing event with more than 100 sailors expected on the lake. Come and join the fun from 31 May-2 June 2019.  Classes will include Techno kids, juniors and youths, RS:X youth and seniors, Raceboard Seniors and Masters and Div II. A maximum of 11 races are scheduled to take place over the weekend. ......( more )

Posted On:  21/05/2019 10:25:16

The International RS:X Class note with some disappointment the decision to reject the World Sailing Boards recommendation to retain the RS:X for the 2024 Olympics. Instead, the World Sailing Council voted, with 23 votes against and 19 in favour, to open up the men and women windsurfing events to sea trails and, sadly, put the sport of windsurfing into limbo for a further six months...... ( more )

Posted On:  20/05/2019 10:28:22

The opening event of the 2019 IFCA ABC TOUR - Dutch Caribbean Championships was the Curacao Challenge 10-12 May in Caracasbaai at the Windsurfing Curacao station. A total of 40 competitors in a variety of age categories registered and saw 2 days of action and 9 accomplished rounds of slalom racing. Team Aruba dominated the races in the Youth, Juniors U15 and Women divisions.......( more )

Posted On:  18/05/2019 16:10:48

Some will remember this regatta for the great racing, some for the hospitality of the hosts at Yacht Club Dyje, Nove Mlyny in the Czech Republic and others for the weather. One thing is certain. The 2019 Raceboard European Championship is an event to be remembered.

The Raceboard atmosphere is something exceptional on and off the water. Anastazja Lewandowska, our Protest Committee chairperson, confirmed this emphasizing that the sailors were not too keen to protest preferring to solve the problems among themselves.  ......( more )

Posted On:  17/05/2019 18:33:45

Photos of Pavlov taken from the nearby castle flooded Facebook yesterday, as competitors took the chance to take the short hike up the hill and do some sightseeing. Not a true lay day though, as it was dominated by waiting for the wind. 

That was yesterday.  Today was a completely different story. Today it was all about racing. Everyone was focused around it and everything in Nove Mlyny was there to help follow through. ......( more )

Posted On:  15/05/2019 19:33:06

A breakthrough you might say, as Borja Carracedo Serra from Spain came back ashore freezing after the three races today. He was wearing his Superman lycra and he was clearly happy with his super result. "I have the SUPER power - winning the last one, I have to wear this lycra more often. I want one more. I'm only warming up and now that I know how to do it, I can win more," he said laughing. ......( more )

Posted On:  15/05/2019 19:31:03

Chelsea Football Club, London, Great Britain will host World Sailing delegates from 17-19 May for the 2019 edition of World Sailing's Mid-Year Meeting.  World Sailing's Events Committee and Equipment Committee will meet on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May before the Council, the main decision making body of the world governing body, bring the session to a close on Sunday 19 May. An audio and main screen feed of all the meetings will be available on the World Sailing TV YouTube Channel … ( more ) 

Posted On:  14/05/2019 18:34:32

Just before leaving for the Raceboard European Championships I came across an article in Sailing Illustrated on how not to write a report from an event. From the article I've learnt not to write about the weather or race officers (sorry Marek), but to concentrate on the sailors - and their point of view.

So here it goes, 92 sailors representing 14 countries (Australia and Argentina included) arrived in Nove Mlyny, Czech Republic to compete in the Europeans. It is cold. And here is their perspective. ......( more )

Posted On:  06/05/2019 11:32:46

Associacao Carioca de Windsurf in co-operation with Buzios Vela Clube hosted the prestigious South American Windsurfing Championships for RS:X, Techno, Raceboard, Foil and Formula Windsurfing Classes from 1st to 5th May. 103 competitors from 6 countries battled it out for the coveted podium spots. 

On the first day of racing, there was plenty of wind - 17/18 knots, gusts up to 22 - enabling 2 races for all the classes. It was a "perfect" day (even if the younger Techno sailors were a bit tired at the end).On day two, it was the extreme opposite! No wind at all!!! The Race Committee displayed AP over Alpha at 15:30. ......( more )
Posted On:  06/05/2019 00:00:00

26 competitors from 8 countries have been battling it out for podium positions at the Formula Foil European Championships in Praia da Roche, Portimao.  Przemyslaw (Pont) Miarczynkski (POL-126) took the wins in two races on the first day, ahead of Janis Preiss LAT-23 and local Miguel Martinho POR-5. ......( more )

Posted On:  04/05/2019 11:28:36

Despite all efforts, 2 attempted starts, the wind was not playing ball so no races on day two of the Formula Windsurfing World Championships in Portimao. However, there was action on the water on day three with 5 races in the afternoon, the max possible according to the schedule. Janis Priess and Miguel Martinho were fighting for the win in every race, not allowing anyone else to claim either first or second place in any of the races. ......( more )

Posted On:  02/05/2019 08:15:12

Welcome to the website of Defi Wind, an extraordinary sport event that puts in the limelight some 1000 windsurfers on the very same starting line! Born in 2001 from the association of Wind magazine and the town of Gruissan with the passion of Philippe Bru's incredible organization team, this event remains so far the greatest worldwide gathering of competing windsurfers ever. This impressing impulse has turned the Defi Wind not only into a worldwide leader in adrenaline-water-sports events but also into a universal not-to-be-missed windsurfing appointment. ......( more )

Posted On:  01/05/2019 11:53:16

The AGM of the International Funboard Class Association will take place in June, during the 2019 World Championships to be held on Sylt, Germany. The exact date will be published with the Agenda.

Proposals to amend the Class Rules or the Class Constitution shall be sent to the class secretary no later than the 8th May.  Other proposals, eg changes to championship rules, should be submitted to the class secretary by 15th May.

Posted On:  01/05/2019 09:27:50

Praia da Rocha, a beach on the Atlantic Ocean at Portimao, Algarve, southern Portugal has just delivered a very successful T293 Plus Worlds, with great and varied conditions bringing a full regatta of races.

However, The Formula Windsurfing World Championship which began on 28th April was slow to start as very little wind greeted the eager competitors.  On Day One intentions were clear. Wait for the predominant wind direction and run as many races as possible. First it picked up stronger than expected then unfortunately got too unstable to run more than 2 races - Video Day One ......( more )

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