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Posted On:  16/07/2019 14:24:36

Puck is a town that has been known for sailing for decades. It is also a special place for windsurfing, well known to the local competitors, but also host to international events since the days of the Lechner. Now we're foiling here at the Rehasport Formula Windsurfing Foil World Championships. ......( more )

Posted On:  16/07/2019 10:48:00

11 races and 3 worthy World Champions at the end of a good week of racing.  Challenging conditions - "wind and surf and everything in between" - faced the 107 competitors at the 2019 Raceboard World Championships in Warnemunder. Strong winds and rolling waves greeted competitors on day one but conditions moderated by the last day to light wind almost without shore break and waves. ......( more )

Posted On:  03/07/2019 20:14:43

We usually say that waiting is part of the game. Saying that we think of the countless hours competitors spend waiting for wind and racing to begin. No matter what the wind range of a class this happens all too often.

Not in Puck. In Puck it is windy. Sometimes this means we have to wait too, like we did yesterday. After three races in the morning session there was just no way to go out again with the wind blowing steadily over 40 kts and gusting well above 50. Today still strong wind races, but the 20kts that we had were no problem for the ones competing for the World Championship. ......( more )
Posted On:  01/07/2019 20:53:45

The Rehasport Clinic Formula Windsurfing World Championships has kicked off in style here in Puck, Poland with 57 competitors from 15 countries already completing 5 races today. That sounds like a lot, but with the schedule of 30 races to be sailed everything can still change. 

Short exciting racing and the conditions fitting the occasion with 20kts and 25C made the day a good one for all. And what a mixture we have here. Foiling, as exciting as it is, has brought fresh blood to the class with the youngest of competitors being just 13 and competing on the same starting line with some windsurfing legends including the Olympic gold medallist Marina Alabau.  ......( more )
Posted On:  01/07/2019 12:04:13

The Cercle Nautique Tranchaise greeted 143 competitors during the 2019 Slalom World Championships for Youth & Women including the Junior Slalom Championships.

With only 1 heat sailed, several others cancelled due to the lack of suitable wind, this Championship event came to an end after 5 wonderful days and yet sadly receives the non-valid championship status. No Slalom Youth nor Women Champion has been crowned.......( more )
Posted On:  29/06/2019 11:46:09

A long waiting day three in La Tranche sur Mer, but a fun and active SUP challenge took place. Some late afternoon breeze showed up with weak winds from 7 to 10 knots. The race committee was prepared but conditions remained unsuitable. A few competitors went out sailing to cool off after a long hot waiting day. Everyone had their fingers crossed for the next day's skippers meeting set for 10:00 am ......( more )

Posted On:  27/06/2019 14:18:50

Europe's heat wave is felt in La Tranche. The second competition day started early with the skippers meeting at 08:00 and the first possible start scheduled for 08:30. The race committee was ready to push for some racing as very motivated competitors went out in winds from 10 to 15 knots.......( more )

Posted On:  25/06/2019 20:49:16

Hot temperatures and light winds have greeted the start of the IFCA Youth and Women Slalom Worlds hosted by Cercle Nautique Tranchais. A total of 142 competitors from 3 Continents and 14 Countries are here. Yesterday the event Opening ceremony took place and today the first skippers meeting was held. ......( more )

Posted On:  21/06/2019 09:50:38

During the second week of July, from Monday 8th to Saturday 13th, Circolo Surf Torbole will host the 2019 edition of Italian Techno 293 week. For many years this has been the highlight of the Techno racing season in Italy. ......( more )

Posted On:  19/06/2019 14:34:55

The Annual General Meeting of the Formula Windsurfing Class is to be held on Tuesday 2nd July 2019, after racing at the event venue, Puck, Poland. 

2019 is an election year - Before the close of business at the AGM there will be elections:
(A) to the Class Committee
(B) for the Class Chairman

Agenda

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Posted On:  15/06/2019 09:23:23

Extreme Cordouan 2019 will take place at the Water Sports Centre at Sain-George-de-Didonne on 22-23 June - just before the IFCA Youth & Women Slalom World Championship IFCA in La Tranche.  A good warm-up event perhaps?  More info ...

Posted On:  13/06/2019 16:03:19

The 2019 Windsurfing Course Racing US Nationals took place June 6-8 in beautiful Worthington, Minnesota. The Worthington community in southwestern Minnesota has organized a glorious windsurfing regatta and music festival on the shores of Lake Okabena for twenty years now, and this was the fourth time in that 20 year span that it was designated as a US National championship.  (more)

Posted On:  12/06/2019 09:57:16

The inspiring story of Olympic windsurfing hopeful Saskia Sills is told in a new documentary released by the British Sailing Team.  Cornwall's Sills, 22, is a former world champion at youth level and a key member of the British Sailing Team, with her sights set on representing Britain at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

However, her ride to the top has been anything but smooth - two years ago Sills underwent surgery to her forearms for debilitating compartment syndrome that almost ended her career. ......( more )
Posted On:  11/06/2019 07:56:15

After seven action-packed event days, the Whit Monday on Sylt marked the end of the Multivan Summer Opening during which the IFCA Slalom World Championships took place. After five slalom eliminations in challenging conditions Frenchman Basile Jacquin (FRA-498) secured the world title in front of Gunnar Asmussen (GER-2) from Flensburg and Vincent Langer (GER-1) from Kiel. ......( more )

Posted On:  10/06/2019 09:10:39

The fight for the title was continued on the sixth day of the IFCA Slalom World Championships on Sylt. With wind forces of up to 20 knots, the fourth slalom elimination could be started. The Frenchman Basile Jacquin (FRA-498) was able to continue his outstanding performance that he already showed on the previous day. With his victory in the fourth elimination, he also significantly extended the lead in the preliminary overall standings. ......( more )

Posted On:  09/06/2019 09:04:42

A day of tough competition lies behind the participants of the IFCA Slalom World Championships in Westerland on Sylt. In extreme conditions with wind peaks of up to 30 knots, the third slalom elimination could be completed on the fifth day of the event. There was a change at the top of the preliminary overall standings, which are now lead by Frenchman Basile Jacquin (FRA-498) who won today's elimination.......( more )

Posted On:  08/06/2019 09:44:01

The fourth day of the IFCA Slalom World Championships as part of the Multivan Summer Opening initially brought a well-deserved break for the participants. In the evening the wind picked up, so that two more races in foil racing could be started. The winner of both races was Vincent Langer (GER-1) from Kiel, who now leads the overall foil racing standings of the event. ......( more )

Posted On:  07/06/2019 09:13:48

The third day of the IFCA Slalom World Championships 2019 finally brought the long-awaited wind. With optimal side-shore conditions and wind speeds of up to 20 knots, two slalom eliminations were completed. At the end of the day, both Gunnar Asmussen (GER-2) from Flensburg and Vincent Langer (GER-1) from Kiel range on the first place in the preliminary overall standings. This leaves the outcome of the IFCA Slalom World Championships 2019 particularly exciting.......( more )

Posted On:  06/06/2019 11:33:57

Now in its seventh year, the oldest Polish town of KALISZ with the small lake hosted the big windsurfing event of the year during the long weekend from Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June. Windsurfing enthusiasts from near and far, of all ages, met to have fun together once again. 

97 competitors from beginners to veterans enjoyed 3 days of racing. Saturday delivered very light wind and only the Raceboard fleet raced while the younger competitors enjoyed the "international childrens day’ with many attractions including evening concerts and fireworks.  The friendly family atmosphere presented the sport to approximately 5000 spectators on Saturday. ......( more )
Posted On:  06/06/2019 09:03:02

With hope to get the first races in, the second day of the IFCA Slalom World Championships on Sylt started quite promising with wind speeds of up to three to four Beaufort. However, the wind dropped quickly, so that no official competitions were possible. Time to take a closer look at the two top favourites of the event, Enrico Marotti (CRO-401) from Croatia and Vincent Langer (GER-1) from Kiel:

Enrico, you are the reigning IFCA Slalom World Champion, your goal for this event is sure to defend this title, right?......( more )
Posted On:  05/06/2019 15:12:09

The updated version - V2 - of the Techno 293 OD is now available. This new version will be delivered with following changes :
 
New graphic for the board, sails and mast; no technical changes.
New shape and graphic for the boom; wider on the back end.
New branding to promote the equipment and the class. ......( more )

Posted On:  05/06/2019 09:12:19

Summer, sun and a relaxed atmosphere marked the first day of the IFCA Slalom World Championships, which are held in Westerland on Sylt as part of the Multivan Summer Openings from 3-10 June. 65 participants from 12 nations have made their way to the German island to fight for the 2019 Slalom World Champion title and a total prize money of 10,000 euros. Only the wind was lacking at the start of the event. However, this did not distract anyone from the good mood - thousands of spectators took advantage of the diverse supporting program of the event and strolled on the promenade of Westerland or enjoyed the sun at the beach.......( more )

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