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Posted On:  16/01/2020 10:35:17

US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program hasn’t been a stranger to the success of young sailors since the organization first began creating a clear path from youth sailing to the Olympic Games. Thanks to support from the AmericaOne Foundation, US Sailing founded the first formalized Olympic sailing development initiative, called Project Pipeline, in 2015. …( more )

Posted On:  14/01/2020 09:11:53

The Duesseldorf International Boat Show, more commonly known as boot Duesseldorf or just "boot" is one of the world's premier boat shows. With some 1,600 exhibitors from over 50 countries, boot Duesseldorf is considered a benchmark for the international boat and water sports industry. 

If you want to know exactly what's hot right now, come to the hub of surfsports in Hall 8a. ......( more )

Posted On:  08/01/2020 11:59:37

Back in the late 1960s, when Jim Drake and Hoyle Schweitzer invented the original Windsurfer, windsurfing took off as a sport and within the late 70's became the world's quickest growing water activity. 

Seeking to ride this new wave, the Windglider was designed in 1976, and given its better build characteristics, was chosen late in 1983 to be used when boardsailing became an Olympic event at Los Angeles 1984 Olympics. (more
Posted On:  28/12/2019 10:33:49

The year concludes with the Techno293 caravan travelling all the way to Djerba for the 2019 African championships. The mythical island of Ulysses travels welcomed young windsurfers to the beach venue of Dar Djerba hotel on the north east corner of the island. 

The timing perfect, with the event venue not being too crowded, the windsurfers were centre of attention for all, taking advantage of the great facilities on site. The Governor of Medenine as well as representatives from the administration of the island were present and gave their support to the event. ......( more )
Posted On:  19/12/2019 09:40:15

The RS:X Class Association through 2019 has had a huge year in terms of events and participation from a massive event at its Europeans in Palma in April with over 300 sailors attending and culminating in a hugely successful record breaking World Championships on Lake Garda at the end of September. Unfortunately the RS:X Class did come crashing down to the board park with a bump with the news that the class had not been selected for 2024 but all good things must come to an end - or do they? ( more )

Posted On:  17/12/2019 11:05:52

Small open power boats will normally be fitted with a kill cord which, if used correctly, will stop the engine if the driver becomes dislodged from the helm position.

The kill cord is a red lanyard which has a quick-release fitting at one end and a clip at the other end.  When in use, the quick-release fitting is attached to the console and the end with the clip attaches to the driver. The kill cord is normally attached around the driver's knee and clipped back onto itself. ......( more )
Posted On:  14/12/2019 13:19:20

Today, foils are revolutionising board sailing, and World Sailing's decision to select a windsurf foil board for the 2024 Olympic Games is further proof of the mutation/evolution of our sport. All the same, World Sailing is committed to maintaining conventional board sailing, retaining the Techno 293 OD as the foundation board of One Design competition, that invaluable stepping-stone between junior racing and top-level competition.   Read more . . .

Posted On:  13/12/2019 13:06:18

Each year Starboard will calculate and disclose their carbon footprint. The Report is made public in an effort to be completely transparent about their emissions and role as a polluter.  

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Posted On:  11/12/2019 09:44:56

The year will kick off in style for the T293 and T293Plus classes as we head over to Mussanah Sports City, Oman for the Asian Championships (27th Feb - 1st Mar 2020). 

Mussanah Sports City has previously hosted a lot of international events, such as the RS:X World Windsurfing Championships, and Oman Sail has a perfect spot to have high quality racing in great weather.  Mussanah Sports City is situated 60km from Muscat International Airport and is designed as a purpose-built venue, capable of hosting Olympic standard events. ......( more )

Posted On:  09/12/2019 11:32:08

After organising a successful Windsurfing Foil World Championship 2019 in Silvaplana-Switzerland, we are proud to announce that Vanora ENGADINWIND by Dakine will host the Formula Foil World Championship in 2020 in the wonderful valley of the Engadine. 

In 2019 we organized the world's biggest Windsurfing Foil event in the history of watersports. In November 2019, the IOC selected the iQFOiL as the new Olympic Windsurfboard for the Olympics in Paris 2024. The organisation of the Vanora ENGADINWIND by Dakine started three years ago to push the Foil water sport under the title of "FOILMANIA". ......( more )
Posted On:  22/11/2019 11:52:29

Namibia wouldn't rank in the recall of most as one of the world's significant sailing venues. But for the past week or so the Luderitz Speed Week has been under way as the sailing speed freaks attempt to set new world marks. The event attempts to set a speed record, recognised by World Speed Sailing Record Council, over a 500 metre distance. ......( more )

Posted On:  16/11/2019 09:43:59

Since 2015 the number of participants has continued to grow and, in each participating country, the Supercup event is bigger than National Championships in the participating windsurfing classes.

From day one the main intention was to unite windsurfers from central Europe - despite the lack of big official sponsors for the series which we had as main attractions in the past - to get together and organise the racing in big fleets in the best windsurfing locations in participating countries. ......( more )

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