Posted On: 12/11/2018 10:30:24
The Defi Wind Team is proud to launch a new event! The Defi Wind Japan will be held from 2019 February 28th to March 3rd. This new windsurfing long distance race will take place in Miyako Island (Okinawa) located at the south end of the Japanese archipelago. 150 riders from all over the world are expected for this first edition including multiple world champions, Defi Wind Gruissan winners and, of course, pure amateurs. The idea is to promote windsurfing and share the stoke of our incredible sport in a new tropical destination. The registration for this new event is about to open. It's time for new Defi Wind adventure! ......( more )
Posted On: 11/11/2018 09:18:14
Azores Windsurf-Foil Open Challenge will go down as one of the most exciting events of 2018. All the top spots were decided literally on the very last lap both for the men and women.
Terceira Island attracted some of the top names in the sport including PWA champions and Olympic medalists. Two of them battled it out for the win in the women's fleet. ......( more )
Posted On: 10/11/2018 09:43:45
With five races and two discards in for the men today, we have some big names back at the top of the leaderboard chasing Sebastian Koerdel for the first place on the podium.
The French competitors Antoine Albeau and Nicolas Goyard were the ones to jump in front. The first winning three of the five races today. In the words of LL Cool J - don't call it a comeback, we all knew the discards were going to come sooner or later. ......( more )
Posted On: 10/11/2018 09:19:54
On the final day, once again Penghu delivered its winter weather promise of strong, consistent winds and choppy waves. The coming of the strongest winds of the year on this day made it possible to complete two races, leaving sailors happy and fulfilled.
The winners of the 2018 RS:X and Techno 293 Asian Windsurfing Championships are: ......( more )
Posted On: 09/11/2018 10:00:56
So, what is the big difference? What is it that makes foiling more and more popular? And where do the smiles come from?
That is the question I asked today. Not the best day to ask a question like that, as we did not get too many races in. In fact, just one for the men, as the second was cancelled and no racing for the ladies at all. ......( more )
Posted On: 08/11/2018 11:03:01
That is the motto of the Azores Islands. And its true. Don't try dressing for the weather here, unless it is a wetsuit and you're going windsurfing. And luckily that is what we did. Wind during the day was somewhere from around 5 knots to just under 20. Sunny and rainy. All this in one day. ......( more )
Posted On: 08/11/2018 10:41:04
For the second day of competition on Wednesday the wind increased up to 20 kts and the Reaching start course was used for three exciting races for all classes.
Among the RS:X Men, the bullet was taken by Korean athlete Cho Won Woo. He was followed by Ching Yin Cheng and Rafeek Kikabhoy both from Hong Kong. - results ......( more )
Posted On: 07/11/2018 10:26:33
Competitors from 6 countries and 2 continents were on hand to kick off the 2018 RS:X & T293 Windsurfing Asian Championships in Penghu, Taiwan. This landmark windsurfing regatta is taking place from 3 to 11 November and is organised by the Chinese Taipei Sailing Association in cooperation with Hand On.
Penghu is a hidden gem in the windsurfing world, and it is shining for this regional event by gracing the competition with crystal clear waters, steady winds, and a welcoming committee of dolphins. ......( more )
Posted On: 06/11/2018 16:16:07
Biscayne Bay Yacht Club in Coconut Grove, Miami will again be hosting the Orange Bowl International Youth Windsurfing Regatta, December 28 - 30. Registration is the evening of December 27. Last year we had sailors from Peru, Canada, Mexico and the US. The fleet will be even bigger this year and we hope to have an RSX fleet, which is open to sailors under the age of 22 years. ......( more )
Posted On: 05/11/2018 15:12:35
After a week of meetings, the World Sailing AGM brought the 2018 Annual Conference to a close as they ratified the decisions made throughout the week.
The slate of Events for Paris 2024 is confirmed as:
Men's Windsurfer - RS:X*
Women's Windsurfer - RS:X*......( more )
Posted On: 02/11/2018 11:38:12
The Corpus Christi Youth Sailing World Championships marks a key step for World Sailing in its delivery of its Sustainability Agenda 2030 which sets out sustainability targets across the sport of sailing.
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Posted On: 02/11/2018 09:56:34
The world's fastest windsurfers and kitesurfers will hunt new speed sailing records from October 22nd through November 25th, in Luderitz, Namibia. The 2018 Luderitz Speed Challenge has returned with high hopes and plenty of well-known faces. The event has been running since 2007. ......( more )
Posted On: 28/10/2018 09:28:57
Greece is a beautiful country with an incredible variety of landscapes, from the mountainous north to the scattered islands of the Aegean in the south. It's a country of ancient legends and gods, fantastic monuments, welcoming people, great food, hot sun and deep blue seas.
This week, Varkiza, on the coast south of Athens, has been the excellent host to the 2018 Dole Techno293 European Championships, ......( more )
Posted On: 27/10/2018 09:22:03
After yesterday's blast with winds gusting up to 40 knots everywhere, it was a complete reversal today here in Varkiza, flat calm everywhere except, as luck would have it, in the bay just out front, which is where the Juniors have been racing all week, while the Youths have been further off shore on a different course. ......( more )
Posted On: 26/10/2018 09:54:12
What a day. Everyone arrived at the spot to find wind gusting 40 knots blasting across the site, hard enough standing up straight, never mind sailing. A one hour delay was called to give the wind time to calm down a little.
At 2.00pm the Race Committee sent out the Youth and Junior Boys, for some full-on racing in extreme planing conditions, fast and exciting, ......( more )