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Posted On:  08/04/2018 09:10:52

130 competitors from 27 countries. 15 races for 3 fleets. Sun, wind and smiling faces. Paul Leone, International Windsurfing Association vice-president, said it best after the event was over. "I would like to thank the club President Giorgio Matracia, the council and all the members of the Club Roggero di Lauria for a magnificent event. In just three words: beyond all expectations."......( more )

Posted On:  08/04/2018 09:01:58

The Monsaraz Windsurf Festival 2018, was the first event of the year for Formula Windsurfing and Raceboard in Portugal, this event is already being organized since 7 years ago, and this year we broke our record of competitors 47, 25 in Formula Open, 14 in Formula Sport (rookie class) and 8 in Raceboard. The competitors were from Portugal, Spain and UK. ......( more )

Posted On:  07/04/2018 09:39:40

That is the plan for tomorrow, as we’ve reached the final day of the Techno293Plus European Championships. If all goes well we can have three races for the Youth Men Silver, two for the Youth Women and one for the Youth Men Gold fleets. That is the plan, but as always in sailing, we depend on the conditions.......( more )

Posted On:  06/04/2018 09:18:00

Turquoise waters, brilliant sunshine, wind and gusts welcomed the sailors for a full day of racing. Despite gusty conditions sailing went according to plan and we were able to conduct 4 races for the Gold Men and Women fleets. The Youth Silver fleets finished on their 3rd race of the day.......( more )

Posted On:  05/04/2018 08:24:55

Six races in three days in a beautiful, but also challenging, Mondello wraps up the qualification series of the Youth Olympic Games Qualifier for Europe.

Challenging for sure, as Race Officer Ewa Jodlowska explains, "Yesterday for example the wind looked promising, but unfortunately it was shifty and unstable, so after one race we had to wait and decided to move to a different racing area. Eventually that didn't help and that race was the only one we managed to conduct. Today the wind window was also short, but we managed to finish the elimination phase for Youth Men and add another two races for the Women." ......( more )

Posted On:  04/04/2018 09:46:53

Mondello is a beautiful place for sailing, but very challenging for race management. Plans often has to be adjusted according to ever changing wind conditions here. Today was one of those days ... And one race in. Well one and a half. ......( more )

Posted On:  03/04/2018 09:27:00

130 windsurfers from 27 countries have gathered in Mondello, Sicily for the Techno293Plus European Championships. The event being a Youth Olympic Qualifier for Europe has attracted some top talent, not only from Europe but also Asia, South and North America wanting to test their skills against the best. ......( more )

Posted On:  02/04/2018 10:39:36

Strong winds above 20 knots and huge waves forced the Race Committee to abandon the practice race so the Opening Ceremony for the Techno 293 Plus European Championships was the focal point of the day.

130 competitors from 27 countries attended the ceremony at the Club Canottieri Roggero Di Lauria garden in the presence of a large audience of sailors, coaches, officials and club members. A traditional parade of countries opened the show followed by speeches by officials including IWA vice-president Paul Leone, FIV Councillor Ignazio Florio Pipitone and club president Giorgio Matracia. ......( more )

Posted On:  28/03/2018 12:06:40

From July 2nd to 7th, the IFCA SLALOM World Championships (Youth, Junior & Master) will take place in Torbole: a summer full of passion for many windsurfing fans on Garda Trentino.

Circolo Surf Torbole is working hard to organize top-level international events, this year for slalom; The club racing team is ready to take advantage of this opportunity to compete on home waters. ......( more )
Posted On:  15/03/2018 14:31:43

Bic Sport Italy will be offering 25% discount on the regular sale price for the Techno 293 Board and 8.5 Rig package at the end of the T293 Plus European Championships at Club Canottieri Roggero di Lauria, Mondello, Sicily - 1-7 April 2018.  Boards and Rigs may be sold separately with a 20% discount on each.

Interested? Contact rossella.marchi@bicworld.com for further information.

Posted On:  06/03/2018 10:19:03

The RS:X Windsurfing and Techno South American Championships concluded on Sunday with four days of amazing sailing in near perfect conditions.

Paracas, Peru, must be one of the new meccas for windsurfing after delivering sun and wind for the duration of the event, with some tired but very happy windsurfers hitting the beach at the end of the finals day racing. This event has been a perfect showcase for windsurfing at its best with super-fit athletes battling it out for the titles with tactical and high speed racing. Both Saturday and Sunday provided strong winds for both classes which allowed the RS:X fleets to complete their full schedule of 15 races and the Techno fleets to count 10 races.  .... ( more )
Posted On:  04/03/2018 17:18:02

"I applaud your offer for people to email you from your "News Update" on Scuttlebutt.
http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2018/02/28/world-sailing-presidential-update-february-2018/"

Here is Bruce Kendall's letter 


Posted On:  03/03/2018 14:47:51

It was a tough few days on the water as the South American Windsurfing Championships reached the halfway stage with seven races on the scoreboard for the Men, Women and Youth fleets in the RS:X Class and five races for the Techno Class.

Racing on the beautiful waters of Paracas, Peru, it was a day where racing was held towards the upper wind speed limit and where size and fitness would be crucial if any ambitions were held of winning this event. With 8 different nations represented and crucial Pan American Games spots available in the RS:X Class, the racing was tense and thrilling (.... more )
Posted On:  02/03/2018 11:57:30

In a true celebration of all things windsurfing, the RS:X Windsurfing South American Championships kicked off today as racing in the Techno and RS:X Classes begin under perfect conditions in the town of Paracas, Peru. The RS:X Windsurfing Championships forms the second half of the event with the Techno 293Plus concluding their racing today in a slalom format, which will be used for the first time in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires later this year.......( more )

Posted On:  01/03/2018 18:55:08

 In a true celebration of all things windsurfing, the RS:X Windsurfing South American Championships kick off today as racing in the Techno and RS:X Classes begin under perfect conditions in the town of Paracas, Peru. The RS:X Windsurfing Championships forms the second half of the event with the Techno 293Plus concluding their racing today in a slalom format, which will be used for the first time in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires later this year.......( more )

Posted On:  01/03/2018 10:55:56

Paracas, Peru has been the perfect venue for the South American Youth Olympic Games Qualifier and although numbers don't tell the story they are for sure part of it:
23 sailors from 7 countries
15 thrilling races in 4 days
15-23kts and 25oC ......( more )

Posted On:  28/02/2018 09:29:19

The format of racing today changed to slalom, and with the strong wind here it was a perfect choice.

Representing the home nation, Raul Claux commented on the format just after finishing for the day. "It was very good. I enjoyed slalom racing. The wind was very strong, the conditions tough, but finally I advanced one position. I'm happy with the performance. ......( more )
Posted On:  27/02/2018 11:17:18

"Even the locals said it was windy," said a young sailor from Chile after the first set of races today. And it was.

Over 20 kts in gusts were registered by the Race Committee today, which meant racing was both exciting and tiring for the sailors. All in all, 4 races were conducted for the Youth Men and 3 for Youth Women bringing them to a total of 8 and 6 sailed. ......( more )

BIC Techno 293 + Europeans 2018 - Highlights

Joao Rodrigues is 7 times Olympic Games participant so he has been a few places and seen a lot during his career. And he is not the only one who thinks it’s been a great week of racing in Mondello. 15 races in various conditions, lot of fun on and off the water, that was BIC Techno 293 Plus European championship 2018.

Posted by International Techno 293 Plus Class Association on Sunday, 15 April 2018
BIC Techno 293 Plus EUROPEANS 2018 - Day 6(6)

Well deserved champions of fair competition week. Not just because of the one design equipment they are all using. But this week also because we had almost all possible wind conditions... Who are they??? Answer in this video...

Posted by International Techno 293 Plus Class Association on Saturday, 7 April 2018

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