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Posted On:  18/10/2019 12:47:31

At Starboard we are extremely excited to share the news that, after the Sea Trials at Lake Garda, our Olympic Tender proposal the iFoil has been officially recommended by the Paris 2024 Windsurfer Evaluation Working Party of World Sailing. To quickly find out more about the details of our Olympic proposal you can watch our explanatory video here. If you like our proposal and want to help to change the future of Olympic Windsurfing, modernise the sport we all love and make it more exciting for spectators and competitors alike, you can share this news with friends and family or also voice your opinion online. . . . ( more )

Posted On:  14/10/2019 11:30:28

We are looking back on yet another amazing season with the European Freestyle Pro Tour. We ran four freestyle events, all of them with incredible action and two tow-in events with a show that has been wowing the local crowds as well as the online audiences.

It has been great to see that apart from the pro men, EFPT junior competitions could be run at three out of the four events, with an incredible display of what the future holds. Today was the day when we could finally and officialy crown our European Champions after an outstanding last event here at the Brouwersdam. [more]

Posted On:  10/10/2019 10:04:59

Following comprehensive on-water testing and evaluation against the approved criteria, the Working Party recommends the selection of the Starboard iFoil as the equipment for the windsurfer events in 2024.

Full Recommendation in PDF
Posted On:  06/10/2019 09:51:44

The five day Paris 2024 Men's and Women's Windsurf sea trials have concluded with all five pieces of equipment fully tested on Lake Garda, Italy. World Sailing received seven applications from class associations and manufacturers wishing to participate in the sea trials and the Paris 2024 Windsurfer Evaluation Working Party shortlisted the RS:X, Glide, iFoil, Formula Foil and Windfoil 1. All of the equipment was analysed against the criteria outlined in the invitation to tender ahead of shortlisting.

Circolo Surf Torbole hosted ten male and ten female windsurfers representing 18 nations. The sailors held extensive Olympic sailing / coaching experience and foiling expertise.  . . . ( more )
Posted On:  29/09/2019 12:37:56

The final day of the 2019 RS:X World Championships being held in Torbole, Italy, looked to be heading out with a damp fizzle, but ended with a perfect finale for the medal races as the Ora finally decided to show up just before the time limit for the day.

With a full schedule planned for the morning, the 236 competitors and the race officials and volunteers turned up at the Circolo Surf Torbole in the dawn light as has been the norm this week. However the only difference this morning was that the standard northerly breeze had disappeared - Lake Garda was breathless in both its beauty as the sun rose but also in the amount of wind. [more]
Posted On:  28/09/2019 10:00:51

Twenty internationally renowned windsurfers will participate in the Paris 2024 Men's and Women's Windsurfer sea trials from 29 September to 3 October 2019 held out of Circolo Surf Torbole on Lake Garda, Italy.

Ten male and ten female windsurfers representing 18 nations are confirmed to participate in the sea trials. Twelve representatives are currently racing at the RS:X World Championships with the eight remaining windsurfers holding extensive Olympic sailing / coaching experience and foiling expertise. ......( more )
Posted On:  25/09/2019 18:10:13

Day 1 of the 2019 RS:X World Championships dawned - quite literally - upon the 236 competitors who were eager to start their championship campaigns this morning. It was a day full of comparisons; good versus bad, left versus right, up versus down and in the end, north versus south. Lake Garda and Torbole served up a traditional local dish which the club race committee had already predicted yesterday and shuffled the schedule to accommodate the winds for today. . . . ( more )

Posted On:  21/09/2019 14:33:35

On the final day of the Cold Hawaii Games IFCA Wave European Championships tension was really high as all the titles were up for grabs. In the women's fleet Lena Erpenstein claimed the title. In the juniors it was Anton Richter who won, the Youth title went to Simon Kristensen and in the men's Marc Pare claimed the title. ......( more )

Posted On:  21/09/2019 14:11:41

The eyes of the windsurfing world will be on Torbole, Italy, which will host the 2019 RS:X Windsurfing World Championships from the 22nd to the 28th September. It is the pinnacle event in the 2019 calendar for the RS:X Class and represents the second opportunity for sailors to qualify their country for Tokyo, the 2020 Olympic Games. ......( more )

Posted On:  19/09/2019 13:44:20

3 Eliminations were completed in the early morning of the second competition day here in Hanstholm Denmark.

The Juniors and Youths could finally get their own competition going while the Women manage to sail the remaining semi and final heats from the previous day. ......( more )
Posted On:  18/09/2019 11:37:02

Spain's Marc Pare Rico takes first victory in the first single elimination of the European wave championships with high wave scores and double forward rotations. Winds from 30 to 40 knots allowed for a spectacular show on the first competition day here in Hanstholm Denmark. 

The conditions were tough with howling winds during the whole day and with the sun out it made the event opening day a perfect one as spectators gathered to watch the best European competitors compete for the 2019 IFCA Wave European Championships which is taking place in several locations around the city of Thisted and Klitmoller. ......( more )
Posted On:  16/09/2019 11:50:06

The Pacasmayo Classic saw the strongest Youth field in the history of the event take to the waves this year, as the strongest Youth field in a generation continues to emerge around the world.

Youth fleets across all the major wavesailing competitions continue to grow in 2019, as opportunities for them to compete continue to expand. Earlier this year the trend was clear with the strong fleets competing in the Youth World Cup events in Japan (IWT), then Pozo and Tenerife (both PWA), and now here in Peru (IWT). Once again we have seen the largest and most talented fleets of young riders that anyone has seen in 20+ years in all of these events. ….( more )
Posted On:  13/09/2019 11:20:00

Racing had been suspended on day 3 to keep clear of fire-fighting aeroplanes but the wind gods rewarded organisers and competitors with five races on the penultimate day, leaving just 2 further races for the final day to complete the 15 race series. ......( more )

Posted On:  12/09/2019 18:04:13

The 2019 Slalom JYM Europeans in Alacati came to a very successful conclusion. Catch up with the news, photos, results and more on the Official Event Page

Bora Kozanoglu (TUR-11)
Andrea Rosati (ITA-0)
Ertugrul Icingir (TUR-1)
Full results ......( more )
Posted On:  11/09/2019 12:06:54

The "Surfari" 2019 Raceboard Masters World Championship is approaching with the Raceboard family meeting in Los Alcazares, Murcia, Spain during the first days of October. Club Nautico Mar Menor being a welcoming place for windsurfing, we are looking forward to a great regatta.

Make sure to register for the event soon ......( more )
Posted On:  06/09/2019 10:44:40

No racing on day 3 of the Hellenic Formula Festival - fire in the nearby mountains prevented the race committee and competitors from going to the water. Instructions from the Coast Guard were clear - the racing area within Marathon Bay had to be kept clear for fire-fighting aeroplanes to drop in and pick up their load to fight the flames. ......( more )

Posted On:  06/09/2019 10:30:22

A very calm morning welcomed the competitors on the 4th competition day. Luckily enough some wind came through by the afternoon and the races could continue. The light winds caused for lots of cancellations of heats, and some difficult racing situations in winds from 10 to 12, and at sometimes 11 to 14 knots. 

The Juniors, Youths and Girls managed to accomplished yet a few more rounds of racing while it was the masters who suffered with multiple cancellations of the A final throughout the entire afternoon. ......( more )
Posted On:  05/09/2019 08:59:03

Day 3 yet another day with light racing conditions enough to get some action going as top ranks shuffle across the Junior, Youth and Masters divisions. It was high tension today with several OCS, Protest hearings and General recalls making the light conditions exciting for spectators, the race officials and on some occasions time consuming for the jury members. 

In the Masters we have seen several general recalls and, with the delay later in the afternoon, again the finals could not be completed. Already missing out of the A finals are the Turks; Bora Kozanoglu, Talat Asikoglu and Erkan Morgan and now leaving the door wide open for someone to claim victory in elimination #3. ......( more )
Posted On:  04/09/2019 12:51:04

Winds varying from 12 to 18 knots greeted competitors on day 1 of the Hellenic Formula Festival in Nea Makri on Marathon Bay, Attica, Greece. The event organised by Hellenic Formula Windsurfing Association is hosted once again at Golden Coast Hotel and includes the Formula Masters World Championship and Hellenic Formula Nationals. ......( more )






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