Posted On: 23/05/2017 09:13:59
The NeilPryde Racing Series in collaboration with the 2017 Foiling Bay La Baule, held its first stop over showcasing the RS:X (wind foiling) and CR:X (kite foiling) Convertibles amongst other flying machines such Flying Phantom, Foiling Moth and Foiling SUP.......( more )
Posted On: 21/05/2017 09:07:24
Gizycko was the home to 55 competitors from 12 countries during the Raceboard Masters World Championships. The largest town in the region, located at the very heart of the Great Masurian Lake District welcomed the sailors with beautiful sunny weather, but weak wind prevailed in all 9 races sailed on lake Niegocin.
The organisers and race committee did a very good job at hosting the event, racing and off-the-water activities definitely delivered positive vibes and energy to all. And although there was not enough wind to start racing in two of the five race days everybody should be going home in good spirits. ......( more )
Posted On: 20/05/2017 15:20:25
The competitors and race committee were looking forward to today for many days now, but the day turned out to be trickier than expected. After the skippers' meeting the race committee postponed the start for a little while but soon racing was ready to start.
The first and second race were held in conditions ranging from 7 to 12 kts and once again it was Anto La Balilla Gutierrez from Spain and Joao Rodrigues from Portugal to win both races and come that one little step closer to victory in the 2017 Raceboard Masters World Championships. After these races a break followed and then the masters went back out. ......( more )
Posted On: 19/05/2017 08:44:15
55 windsurfers started off the day by looking at a totally flat, sun bathed, lake in Gizycko with the wind speed averaging at around 3kts. Although the forecast was not optimistic everybody was prepared for the wait and the race committee was eager to start racing as soon as conditions improved.
So we waited.
And waited. ......( more )
Posted On: 18/05/2017 11:14:11
The NeilPryde Racing Series is back with the first RS:X Convertible official event amongst other flying machines such Phantom, Moth, SUP and CR:X Convertible kite into the famous "Foiling Bay" in La Baule, France.
RS:Convertible is a multi generational one-design Wind Foiling Class featuring 2 divisions: the RS:X and the RS:One Convertible. Both divisions are capable of racing with 2 modes (mode 1: foil and mode 2: fin) with the same board and rigs. .....( more )
Posted On: 18/05/2017 10:50:47
The 6th edition of the International Kalisz Windsurfing Regatta takes place once again this year 2-4 June 2017 on Lake Szale. Much more then just a windsurfing event, there will be plenty of entertainment on the beach and lots of prizes for participants. View the trailer for a taste of what's to come.
Posted On: 16/05/2017 19:53:09
"Lake sailing is very tricky, a lot of changes in the whole fleet, so I think it will be most important to sail consistently somewhere in the front," said defending Champion Patrik Pollak. "As for today the first two starts were fine, but the last one not so good. I made all the wrong decisions, managed to finish 10th, but I'm not really happy with that," he added.......( more )
Posted On: 16/05/2017 08:12:52
As expected from the forecast, the conditions came back to Moulay for the final day. With a full day's competition ahead, the format was set with 2 waves and one jump to count. The first round of the Pro Double saw an early exit for Igor Yudakov and Luigi Madeddu who couldn't match the local talent on jumping. Moroccan Abdelrahim Elabdi scored highly with a one-footed back loop early in the heat. Czech Zdenek Maryzko (Naish) was on fire - safely securing his place in the second round. ...... ( more )
Posted On: 16/05/2017 07:53:58
Marseille definitely saved its best for last and provided a fitting finale to a week of some fantastic racing. For the 265 sailors in the RS:X European and Youth European Championships, the day started slowly as the sea breeze woke up and started to fill in. A short delay ashore, perfect to make nervous sailors almost taught with tension, before being sent out to race and fight for the titles, fight for medals and fight for pride. ......( more )
Posted On: 08/05/2017 08:30:03
The first ever IFCA Grand Prix in Austria left us with all kind of different weather scenarios throughout the week. On the last day it eventually delivered suitable conditions to run the EFPT freestyle competition.
With north-westerly wind, the buoy course was set in the morning and the horn for the first heat went off at 1.15pm. The sailors were on their 5.2s and bigger freestyle boards. The slightly more westerly direction made the wind quite gusty, so the heat duration had been extended to ten minutes after the third heat. ......( more )
Posted On: 07/05/2017 11:34:18
Day 3 started with high hopes to launch the freestyle competition at 6.00 am in the morning. Unfortunately the conditions left riders and crew disappointed, as the weather front seemed to have passed through in the night.
Around midday we started into the second round of the tow-in championship. Big names like Adrien Bosson (North/Fanatic), Davy Scheffers, Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP/Neilpryde) and Yentel Caers (JP) were taking part. Local hero Max Matissek (North/Fanatic) was keen to fight his way into the final. ......( more )
Posted On: 06/05/2017 11:40:09
With a very light wind forecast for today, we figured that noon was the perfect time to send the first qualification fleet of the Chiemsee tow-in championship out on the water.
For the past years, 30 riders could compete in three qualification rounds to proceed to the big final and claim eur 3,000 prize-money. This year, the fleet was cut down to 20 guys, who were selected according to their tow-in rankings from previous seasons. The top five of every fleet would pass on.......( more )
Posted On: 05/05/2017 09:13:15
27 riders out of 12 different nations signed up for the first ever IFCA Grand Prix in Austria. After successfully finishing the windsurfing foil and slalom competition last weekend, the freestyle elite of Europe took over here in Neusiedl am See, to fight for the total of 13.000 eur prize-money. ......( more )
Posted On: 02/05/2017 11:09:44
The First IFCA Grand Prix, Austria Edition, 2017 has come to a close.
Congratulations To Vincent Langer GER-1 (slalom) and Amado Vrieswijk NB-20 (foil) for winning this first stage of the Series.
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