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Posted On:  23/07/2014 15:14:01

The wind blew more steadily for the second day of the Techno 293 World Championships in Brest allowing three races for the 400 windsurfers. 

2014 European Champion, Tom Monnet, representing France at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games, is top of the youth u17 leaderboard with two firsts and a second in the blue group today. ......( more )

Posted On:  22/07/2014 09:21:46

The morning of day 1 for racing was calm in the event village at the Bic T293 Worlds in Brest: the wind was almost zero.  Eventually the races were launched in the afternoon, but in a weak and unstable wind. ......( more )

Posted On:  21/07/2014 14:09:04

Yesterday, all registered competitors took to the water for the practice race - an opportunity for race officials and racers to familiarise themselves with the conditions and to test themselves ahead of official racing which commences today.......( more )

Posted On:  20/07/2014 11:13:46

The biggest show in town drew the crowds for a spectacular opening ceremony in brilliant sunshine!  A record entry of over 400 competitors from 28 countries followed the brightly dressed musical ensemble to form a colourful flag waving parade around the harbour at Brest.  ......( more )

Posted On:  16/07/2014 14:29:10

Twenty-five kilometers off the coast of Cairns, in the tropical North of Australia lies a tiny patch of rock jutting out of the Coral Sea. Sized 600 meters x 300 meters, the pier is nearly longer than the island. Google it. A mere speck from space. Space isn't the best way to experience it though, as the conditions at sea level are, well, far more "heavenly" if you're in seeking a perfect winter windsurf environment.......( more )

Posted On:  14/07/2014 08:37:03
Posted On:  09/07/2014 14:51:10

Dennis Littel was the first windsurfer to come running up the beach to 'tap-in' at Paal 17, Texel. After several previous attempts, Littel finally managed to be the first to make it around. In doing so, Littel wins the Dutch Championship Marathon Surfing. The participants and the organization were treated to plenty of sun and a south-westerly wind decreasing from 12-8 knots. In total, 34 of the best windsurfers took part in windsurfing's return to the Round, with thousands of spectators lining the course.......( more )

Posted On:  09/07/2014 13:52:02

IWA is very sorry to hear, via the Royal Yachting Association, of the passing of British windsurfing Olympian Howard Plumb, who has succumbed to injuries sustained in a cycling accident in West Sussex over the weekend.......( more )

Posted On:  06/07/2014 16:56:04

After 4 days of tough competition, and yesterday's no-racing day due to strong winds, the 2014 RS:X European Windsurfing Championship & Open Trophy was all about the double-points Medal Race today. The top 10 men's and women's teams were set based on the leaderboard from the 8 races held and today was the final push to make it to the podium. ......( more )

Posted On:  06/07/2014 08:14:13

At the end of five days of a great championship with 15 competition races, Janis Preiss (LAT-23) is declared the 2014 Formula Windsurfing Masters World Champion and also the 2014 Gallipoli Formula European Cup Champion.  Karl-Erik Saarm (EST-228) is 2014 Formula Windsurfing Youth World Champion.......( more )

Posted On:  04/07/2014 21:10:49

Two races today, the penultimate day of the Formula Windsurfing Youth and Masters World Championships in Gallipoli.  Competition started late as the wind was very gusty earlier in the day - and very variable in direction - big shifts making it difficult to set a course.......( more )

Posted On:  04/07/2014 12:56:46

After one day of relaxation at the 2014 RSX European Windsurfing Championships & Open Trophy in Turkey, today the windsurfers were back on the race track and resumed racing. Perfect conditions with the breeze around 20 knots for some fast and furious racing. ......( more )

Posted On:  04/07/2014 07:06:50

17 year-old Estonian Karl-Erik Saarm has every intention of claiming the youth title, top of the leaderboard with a perfect score after 9 races, two discards.  Brazilian Leonardo Venturini has picked up the two bullets that slipped from Karl-Erik's grasp but is now seven points behind. ......( more )

Posted On:  03/07/2014 09:52:30

With a forecast for variable winds, a familiar windward/leeward course was laid with the intention of running 2 "back to back" races followed by a break ashore then 2 further races "back to back".  Perhaps this was a little optimistic.

Shortly before noon, wind readings showed 8-10 knots, AP was lowered and competitors busied themselves to get to the start line as the breeze gently increased . . . ......( more )

Posted On:  02/07/2014 07:01:29

40 competitors representing 14 countries and 3 continents have gathered  for the 2014 Gallipoli Youth & Masters World Championships taking place in Southern Italy.  The race area is directly in front of the Caroli Hotel's le Sirene Resort, it is hot, it is sunny, beautiful blue water meeting nice sandy beaches . . . what more could you want? ......( more )

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