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
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 )
Posted On: 04/06/2019 11:11:12
The Division II European Championship weekend was organized on the Heegermeer by WaterSportvereniging Heeg, in collaboration with the IWA (International Windsurfing Association) and the Division II Class Association. The Division II windsurf board is a former Olympic class from 1988 and 1992, with which Stephan van den Berg, among others, sailed the Olympic Games. ......( more )
Posted On: 03/06/2019 12:31:21
The first World Championship for the Junior - under 23 - division of the International Raceboard Class will take place in Rostock-Warnemuende, Germany, from 6th to 11th July.
This follows the decision of the membership at the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the class to introduce a new age division of "Junior". Competitors shall be 22 years of age, or less, throughout the competition year; and shall be limited to using a sail with a maximum area of 8.500 sq.m. ......( more )
Posted On: 01/06/2019 08:08:30
A personal opinion after many years racing and representing International Formula Windsurfing Class.
Now the class has, in its rules, a fin and a foil division. Everybody can read the class rules.
At C.2.4 EQUIPMENT DIVISION says expressly:
(a) Fin Division
(b) Foil Division ......( more )
Posted On: 01/06/2019 00:00:00
The Division 2 European Championships began on Thursday 30th May, continuing until Sunday 2nd June at the Heegermeer in Friesland (The Netherlands), hosted by WaterSportvereniging Heeg. Competitors were greeted on the first day of competition with too much wind and waves, keeping the fleet ashore until finally the race committee decided to cancel for the day. However, on the plus side, this gave everyone a chance to get to know each other, check out the kit and swap stories. ......( more )
Posted On: 29/05/2019 18:08:42
The ultimate day here at the EFPT Las Dunas Costa Brava has been all about the double elimination in howling winds with more to 40 knots at times. The riders started off on their 4.4's but had to rig down to their 4.0's and below fairly soon. What seemed like a beautiful illusion at the start of the week, became reality today and provided the perfect playground for the remaining freestyle competition.
There have been some upsets in the single elimination and therefor a real tension in the air. Some sailors were determined to work their way up in the double, some others new todays conditions would suit them and their eyes were set on the prize. ….( more
Posted On: 28/05/2019 15:44:50
Tough racing, tactical, technical with challenging weather and wind conditions in the Czech Republic. 92 competitors, 13 races with spectacular castle background, fun with friends in true raceboard spirit.
Check out the video highlights / Official Event Website
Posted On: 27/05/2019 16:52:44
THE END of a great event concept on The Dutch Caribbean ABC Islands: 3 event results, windy every day and unique island experiences with Bjorn Saragoza and the amazing young talented windsurfers.
Bonaire provided a large set up with thanks to the Aquaspeed Bonaire Windsurfers Club, all the sponsors and a hard working crew of the Prokids Windsurfing Bonaire both on land and water during day and night.......( more )