Posted On: 09/08/2017 10:45:12
The international wind and kitesurfing regatta 2017 NeilPryde Baltic Cup Latvia and European Formula Windsurfing Cup was held at the Karosta (former Soviet navy base bay) at the Baltic Sea coast of Liepaja, Latvia from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th of August. Three day event brought together best windsurfers and kitesurfers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, including 2017 Formula Windsurfing Masters World Champion Janis Preiss (Latvia). ......( more )
Posted On: 30/07/2017 08:16:06
12 races in great conditions, wind averaging from 12-16 kts each day. Exciting and media friendly with the M course sailed for the first time in a high stake Techno293 event.
312 competitors from 25 countries came to France for the Europeans and battled it out for the titles. The battle of course being only part of the story as everybody involved praised the great atmosphere the organisers and competitors were able to create. ......( more )
Posted On: 29/07/2017 08:57:37
Three races in and we have some top spots secured already. Both in the Youth Boy and Youth Girl groups the top podium places have been decided and tomorrow when the sailors go out the pressure is off and they can have a victory round. ......( more )
Posted On: 28/07/2017 12:33:15
The Youth Olympic qualifier proved that the M course is an exciting option for fleet racing. The youth and junior fleets in Lorient followed that example today with some exciting racing for all the fleets. So, M format for everybody. ......( more )
Posted On: 27/07/2017 09:38:22
The only way to get better in sport is to start from yourself and this goes for winning in life - that is a lesson that we hope everybody takes home from this regatta.
The day started off with the class President Ezio Ferin having to remind the sailors to keep the event site clean. Not a pleasant reminder, but one that had to happen. The sailors collecting their leader lycras also received some garbage bags to go with them, so they could take part in cleaning the garbage left on site.......( more )
Posted On: 26/07/2017 10:01:09
Tides and current didn't make racing easy for the fleets in Lorient with numerous general recalls starting off the day. The sailors learnt a lot about current during those first starts and as the day progressed the races started without delay.......( more )
Posted On: 25/07/2017 08:38:21
It is early in the regatta and the first day of the elimination series for the Youth Boys, but the venue in Lorient has already tested the more inexperienced sailors out there. With strong current and waves it has been tricky for some at the start line and the race committee had one or two general recalls at the beginning of racing. ......( more )
Posted On: 21/07/2017 08:11:47
167 sailors from 31 countries participated in the Techno293Plus World Championships in Quiberon France - the first of the qualification events for the Youth Olympic Games.
Although getting off to a slow start with tricky conditions, including everything from 40 degrees wind shifts to thunderstorms, the race committee managed to complete 11 races for the Youth Women and Open fleets and 12 for the Youth Men.......( more )
Posted On: 20/07/2017 09:07:22
A title that sums up the Techno293Plus Open fleet. A fleet dominated by Japanese sailors, who turned up in numbers here in Quiberon.
The Techno293Plus is a national windsurfing class for the universities and Japan can boast of a fleet of over 500 sailors. ......( more )
Posted On: 19/07/2017 09:52:07
It was not an easy day for the Race Committee and the sailors, but the trouble ahead could not have been foreseen.
Thick dark clouds with heavy thunder arrived around 10 in the morning ruining the day's plan and causing a 4-hour delay in schedule. The wind did not make it any easier afterwards as the direction shifted multiple times during the race, forcing the committee to abandon racing, reset the racecourse and start over. ......( more )
Posted On: 18/07/2017 09:20:33
Today all fleets managed to get two races in although the wind lasted only until noon and then never came back.
Giorgia Speciale, the multi-time Techno293 medallist, is here in Quiberon back on the T293Plus for the World Championships. Although she knows the equipment well the format is a novelty. Here is how she commented on racing on the M course:......( more )
Posted On: 17/07/2017 09:10:09
It's a World championship and it's never easy. The first day started with a fight, but unfortunately it was a fight of frontal wind against the usual sea breeze that appears here normally. That caused some delay and the scheduled starts had to be postponed until the late afternoon........( more )
Posted On: 16/07/2017 10:56:10
Most of the day was dedicated to the sailors' registration. At 5pm, 169 competitors from 31 countries were registered.
The opening ceremony took place in a warm atmosphere in the presence of the mayor of St Pierre Quiberon Laurence Le Duvehat, the regional Marketing and Communication representative at Bic Sport Benoit Treguilly, the race committee chairman Didier Flamme, the president of the International Windsurfing Association Marc Cardon, the assistant director of the ENVSN. Nautic Sports and Sailing National School and the president of the French Regional Sailing committee of Morbihan Philippe Meunier.......( more )
Posted On: 14/07/2017 15:06:46
The RS:Convertible Class, in partnership with the FFV and the Cercle Nautique de Loctudy, has organised the 2017 RS:One Convertible European Championships. This Championship was the first Worldwide Wind Foiling event organised and sanctioned from international organisation and titles.
The Championship, opened to all, allowed international racers to compete through innovative race formats like The Pulsar (compact slalom), the Super 8 (long distance), and the Regatta (America's Cup style). Courses were set up in a way that the on-shore audience could enjoy the races.......( more )