Posted On: 21/03/2019 15:52:23
Once a month, a bunch of America's Cup sailors, ocean racers, and former Olympic medalists gather alongside some young and others not so young at a New Zealand lake on Auckland's North Shore. It's a group that has grown in size over time and among them are a bevy of well-known sailors who have well and truly caught the bug.
The foiling revolution has hit windsurfing and it's fair to say foiling has helped lift the sport to new levels, both literally and figuratively. As many as 20 gather at Lake Pupuke for Foiling Fridays but it's a scene being played out at other venues around New Zealand. … ( more )
Posted On: 13/03/2019 12:25:49
The specialty event got underway with wind gusts of up to 70 knots (80 miles per hour, 130 kilometers per hour), and 26-foot (eight-meter) waves breaking off the Irish Coast.
Eight world-class windsurfers traveled from all corners of the globe to Magheroarty Beach, in County Donegal, to take on the full force of a massive North Atlantic storm.......( more )
Posted On: 08/03/2019 13:00:37
Red Bull Storm Chase, the world's toughest windsurfing contest, is back on after three years of waiting with a serious storm brewing off the Irish coast.
Eight of the world's best windsurfers are about to hit the water in Force 10 winds (89-102 kilometers per hour) with the location needing close proximity to an international airport, adequate medical coverage, and emergency services. ......( more )
Posted On: 04/03/2019 09:00:02
After three days of fun races, the wind was finally strong enough to run three official races on the last day of the Defi Wind Japan.
Three different winners excelled on the downwind course that brought a smile to the pros and amateurs alike. In the end, Ludovic Jossin and Yuki Sunaga won the first Defi Wind in the Land of the Rising Sun. ( more...)
Posted On: 20/02/2019 09:20:50
La Tranche Sur Mer is to host the 2019 IFCA Youth and Women World Championships, including the IFCA Slalom Junior Championships, from the 24th to 29th of June. This Championship offers a prize purse of 5.000 Euros for the Women who will compete beside the Youth Men for the 2019 Slalom World Champion Title. ( more ... )
Posted On: 13/02/2019 12:07:47
The International Formula Windsurfing Class returns to Praia da Roche, Portimao, for 2 major championships. Praia da Rocha is a beach and urban area on the Atlantic Ocean in the southern section of the county of Portimao, Algarve, southern Portugal.
The Formula Windsurfing World Championship will take place from 28th April to 2nd May. Competitors will be limited to the use of a board with a fin for this championship, which will be followed......( more )
Posted On: 31/01/2019 10:32:00
A big jump in youth and female sailor numbers has been a feature of the 2019 Raceboard Nationals at Myall Lakes in NSW. The event (20-23 of January) was held with the Formula Nationals and attracted a combined fleet of 47 boards, including 35 Raceboards - up from the previous year in Brisbane where 29 boards competed.......( more )
Posted On: 30/01/2019 18:36:58
We announced last year, at the annual Raceboard Class Meeting in Blanes, that we intend to organise 2019 in Warnemuende/Germany the largest Raceboard Worlds since decades.
Some of you will remember the Raceboard Worlds 2009 in Warnemuende which attracted 114 competitors from 15 nations. Now 10 years later we will try to improve on this. Read more . . .
Posted On: 30/01/2019 11:48:08
Action sports to try and stars to touch at "Boot Duesseldorf" - more than 100,000 visitors came to enjoy the 50th birthday of the world's largest water sports fair and to celebrate THE WAVE.
The International Windsurfing Association thanks the organisers for their generosity in providing a room for the IWA Annual General Meeting held during this event and giving us the opportunity to mix and mingle with the crowds. ......( more )
Posted On: 25/01/2019 12:04:01
We are excited to release the tour-calendar for 2019. After an extremely successful 2018 with eight events and 88.000 eur prize-money in total, we are happy to announce that we will step it up again in 2019.
The season will be opened in the end of April at the famous Surf Worldcup in Neusiedl am See, Austria with a tow-in only event to wow the thousands of spectators who visit this event year by year. ( more
Posted On: 10/01/2019 16:28:18
The World's largest and most important watersports trade fair will celebrate its 50th anniversary this month.
The IWA will be present over the final weekend of the show not only to hold important meetings but also to mingle with the crowds and to soak up the atmosphere! ......( more )
Posted On: 08/01/2019 16:43:31
The IWT 2019 season opens with big news:
US $50,000 EQUAL PRIZE MONEY FOR PRO MEN AND PRO WOMEN OVERALL
Duncan Coombs announced as the IWT 2019 Head Judge ......( more )
Posted On: 30/12/2018 09:32:58
The Agenda for the Annual General Meeting of the International Windsurfing Association to be held on Saturday 26 January 2019 at Boot, Dusseldorf has now been published.
2019 Techno and Techno 293 Plus Calendars Now Available to Download
Posted On: 21/12/2018 13:03:51
Merry Christmas and fair winds in 2019 !!!
As always, stunning photos courtesy of Patrik Pollak. Many thanks, Patrick!
Posted On: 21/12/2018 10:50:17
The final competition day, was packed with epic conditions in the Bay of Paracas, with a suitable wind already from 11 am which allowed us to complete 4 eliminations (the maximum per day), reaching a total of 8 completed eliminations (3 discards) and with suspense until the last heat of the day, and only 10 minutes before the last possible warning signal time limit of this amazing championship (4 pm). ......( more )