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Posted On:  19/08/2019 09:17:58

Michmoret: a fantastic place to sail, and a fantastic day to be sailing. Sunny skies, crystal sea, golden sand, and enough wind to ensure a full second day of racing here at the Techno293 European Championships 2019, where we are guests of the Emek-Hefer Sailing Club in the heart of a Sea Nature reserve that is more beautiful than you could possibly imagine.

The lucky young sailors who have entered enjoyed a great day's sailing, with all fleets fighting out three more rounds of intense but fairly-fought racing, moving all four ladders forwards and beginning to point to the likely podium positions and our eventual 2019 Champions. ......( more )
Posted On:  18/08/2019 09:32:03

The very least you can say is that it's been a fascinating first day of competition racing here in Michmoret, Israel, at the Techno293 European Championships. Conditions have been good, and all the young competitors wanted just one thing to happen, for the action to start.

The Race Committee sent the Junior Fleets out early this morning in fairly light winds, as planned to avoid racing in the heat of the day, for the scheduled three rounds of races, with nine more to come. The Juniors were totally up for it and the level was very high, they put on a great show with some exciting finishes. Then all back to the beach for some lunch, shade and down-time. ......( more )
Posted On:  17/08/2019 09:03:55

World Sailing has shortlisted five tenders to attend the Paris 2024 Men's and Women's Windsurfer sea trials from 29 September to 3 October 2019.  Circolo Surf Torbole on Lake Garda, Italy will host the sea trials following the RS:X World Championships. 

Shortlisted tenders are: ......( more )

Posted On:  17/08/2019 08:21:26

Hello again from beautiful Michmoret, Israel, where we are the most royally welcome guests of the Michmoret Emek-Hefer Sailing Club, for the 2019 Techno293 European Championships, the climax of the European Techno season. 

It's a stunningly beautiful location in every respect, home to World Champion Windsurfers, who know how to share the space with the sea turtles and other incredibly diverse marine life in what is a Sea Nature Reserve, an idyllic place to sail, and especially to hold a major competition. ......( more )
Posted On:  14/08/2019 19:30:46

The Techno 293 caravan has found its way to one of the furthest destinations for hosting European Championships, on its mission to deliver fair racing to the many youngsters competing. We're in the beautiful Michmoret, Israel, on the Mediterranean coast north of Tel Aviv. It is rated one of the best beach and resort locations in Israel, and is part of a Sea Nature Reserve that includes a sea turtle rescue. ......( more )

Posted On:  12/08/2019 10:39:53

Among the ten events for the Paris 2024 Olympics is Men's and Women's Windsurfing, and a review is underway to determine whether the RS:X equipment, which has served the event since the 2008 Games, will continue beyond Tokyo 2020.

Following an invitation to tender released on July 15, 2019, World Sailing received seven tenders by the deadline on July 26 from Class Associations and Manufacturers. ( more . . .  )

Posted On:  11/08/2019 09:48:32

Two world champions were decided today on Neva Bay, St Petersburg in what turned out to be a dramatic conclusion to the RS:X Youth World Championship. Champions were Russian Yena Reznikova and Israeli Eval Zhor.

On the final day of the championship, a wind of 5-6 knots allowed for the full schedule of races to be delivered, with thanks to the skills of the race officers and their teams. After a short pause due to the lack of the wind, there was sufficient wind to allow the days battles to take place where the medals and titles were at stake. ( more . . . )

Posted On:  31/07/2019 15:08:35

The international Funboard class association has recently announced a new addition to the expression discipline, this season the European wave sailors are invited to join the Cold Hawaii Games in Klitmoller, Denmark. 

Cold Hawaii Games is a week of windy hair, fellowship and unforgettable experiences. The program includes IFCA Wave European Championships, Cold Hawaii Inland Wakeboarding Championships, Danish Championships in Surfkayaking, Tour de Cold Hawaii, Gravel Bike Tours and a number of other sports- and cultural events. Totally guarantees something fun for everyone. ......( more )
Posted On:  31/07/2019 12:55:19

The World Sailing Trust is pleased to announce the launch of its global survey on women in sailing, looking at trends within sailing and the wider industry around gender disparity.

Announced on International Women's Day earlier this year, the Strategic Review, that forms part of the World Sailing Trust's Access to sailing work, focuses on increasing gender diversity across the sport. As a public document, published on the World Sailing Trust's website, it will provide recommendations and actions for partners across the globe looking to be part of this change. ......( more )
Posted On:  30/07/2019 16:43:18

One hundred windsurfers participated in the 2019 One Hour Classic, held in Lake Garda, Trentino, Italy. The legendary one-hour race organized every year by Circolo Surf Torbole debuted an official foil division and honored the memory of Alberto Menegatti.  For the first time since it began 30 years ago, the event had three days of splendid wind conditions.......( more )

Posted On:  23/07/2019 20:25:39

World Sailing is now inviting manufacturers and Class Associations to tender to be selected as the Men's and Women's Windsurfer equipment to be used at the 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition. More information can be found here.
 
We are kindly asking the windsurfing community to answer a few questions regarding the Windsurfing equipment for the next Olympic Games. ......( more )

Posted On:  16/07/2019 14:24:36

Puck is a town that has been known for sailing for decades. It is also a special place for windsurfing, well known to the local competitors, but also host to international events since the days of the Lechner. Now we're foiling here at the Rehasport Formula Windsurfing Foil World Championships. ......( more )

Posted On:  16/07/2019 10:48:00

11 races and 3 worthy World Champions at the end of a good week of racing.  Challenging conditions - "wind and surf and everything in between" - faced the 107 competitors at the 2019 Raceboard World Championships in Warnemunder. Strong winds and rolling waves greeted competitors on day one but conditions moderated by the last day to light wind almost without shore break and waves. ......( more )

Posted On:  03/07/2019 20:14:43

We usually say that waiting is part of the game. Saying that we think of the countless hours competitors spend waiting for wind and racing to begin. No matter what the wind range of a class this happens all too often.

Not in Puck. In Puck it is windy. Sometimes this means we have to wait too, like we did yesterday. After three races in the morning session there was just no way to go out again with the wind blowing steadily over 40 kts and gusting well above 50. Today still strong wind races, but the 20kts that we had were no problem for the ones competing for the World Championship. ......( more )
Posted On:  01/07/2019 20:53:45

The Rehasport Clinic Formula Windsurfing World Championships has kicked off in style here in Puck, Poland with 57 competitors from 15 countries already completing 5 races today. That sounds like a lot, but with the schedule of 30 races to be sailed everything can still change. 

Short exciting racing and the conditions fitting the occasion with 20kts and 25C made the day a good one for all. And what a mixture we have here. Foiling, as exciting as it is, has brought fresh blood to the class with the youngest of competitors being just 13 and competing on the same starting line with some windsurfing legends including the Olympic gold medallist Marina Alabau.  ......( more )
Posted On:  01/07/2019 12:04:13

The Cercle Nautique Tranchaise greeted 143 competitors during the 2019 Slalom World Championships for Youth & Women including the Junior Slalom Championships.

With only 1 heat sailed, several others cancelled due to the lack of suitable wind, this Championship event came to an end after 5 wonderful days and yet sadly receives the non-valid championship status. No Slalom Youth nor Women Champion has been crowned.......( more )
Posted On:  29/06/2019 11:46:09

A long waiting day three in La Tranche sur Mer, but a fun and active SUP challenge took place. Some late afternoon breeze showed up with weak winds from 7 to 10 knots. The race committee was prepared but conditions remained unsuitable. A few competitors went out sailing to cool off after a long hot waiting day. Everyone had their fingers crossed for the next day's skippers meeting set for 10:00 am ......( more )

Posted On:  27/06/2019 14:18:50

Europe's heat wave is felt in La Tranche. The second competition day started early with the skippers meeting at 08:00 and the first possible start scheduled for 08:30. The race committee was ready to push for some racing as very motivated competitors went out in winds from 10 to 15 knots.......( more )

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 )

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