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Posted On:  23/11/2017 12:07:38

The 2017 Asian Windsurfing Championships concluded with title wins for Korea (RSX Men), HKG ( RSX Women and Youth, T293 girls) and Thailand (T293 boys).

With 10 races completed for RSX class, in a wide range of weather conditions, the event was a great success. However, those conditions ensured only 6 races were possible for the young competitors in the Techno 293 class. ......( more )

Posted On:  20/11/2017 10:12:40

From 13th to 17th of November San Isidro Sailing Club in Buenos Aires hosted the 2017 South American Windsurfing Championships. The event was a great chance for the Techno293 Plus sailors to test the venue of the Youth Olympic Games in 2018.
 
That being, apart from talented sailors from the continent we also had some young windsurfers from the US, the Netherlands and Italy on the spot. ......( more )

Posted On:  18/11/2017 09:22:53

Day 5, the last day of competition at Club Nautico San Isidro, brought a good breeze enabling completion of the twelve race series for all Classes.

In the Raceboard fleet, Fernando Consorte (ARG-355) was the outstanding champion, finishing a clear 12 points of his nearest rival, Sergio Grigioni ARG-25 in second place, who was closely followed by Esteban de Pierris (ARG-24) taking the third place on the podium.......( more )

Posted On:  17/11/2017 10:28:54

Day 4, the penultimate racing day of the 2017 South American Championships at the San Isidro Sailing Club in Buenos Aires.  The sun has returned, competitors are eager to get going, working their sails hard, and wondering what today will bring.

Peruvian coach, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, explained:......( more )
Posted On:  16/11/2017 10:51:02

It had been suggested that the during the first 2 days the competitors had seen everything that Buenos Aires had to offer but on the third day the wind was different yet again - lesson 3! 

One of the guys here to prepare for the Olympic games is Jim Van Someren, following in the footsteps of his brother who gained a medal in the previous Youth Olympic games.  ......( more )

Posted On:  15/11/2017 14:39:16

Day 2 of the 2017 South American windsurfing championships and Buenos Aires river delta is revealing more of its secrets. It was a beautiful but very tricky day with light wind and strong current.  As Fernando Consorte said, "Olympic Conditions - pumping, pumping, pumping, pumping!"

This river has brought up many great champions and Coach Raul Saubidet explained why.......( more )
Posted On:  15/11/2017 08:29:26

Club Nautico San Isidro, venue of 2017 South American Windsurfing Championship, and the 2018 Youth Olympic Games Regatta, welcomed all with testing conditions. Light winds in the morning turned into a breezy afternoon that challenged all. 

The club are hosting the continental championship in 4 World Sailing Classes - Raceboard, RS:X, Techno 293, and Techno 293 Plus.......( more )

Posted On:  09/11/2017 10:48:01

World Sailing has launched its Sustainability Agenda 2030, which sets out the world governing body's ambitious commitment to help create a better world through sport.
 
Sustainability Agenda 2030 was presented at today's Sustainability Forum at the 2017 Annual Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, by Mike Golding OBE, World Sailing Sustainability Commission Chairman and Dan Reading, World Sailing Sustainability Programme Manager.......( more )

Posted On:  04/11/2017 17:56:27

Thomas Goyard (FRA-3) and Maelle Gilbaud (FRA-5) are the first RS:X Convertible Class Champions at the end of five amazing days of competition in the beautiful bay of Praia da Vitoria, on the island of Terceira in the Azores.

Despite the poor forecast, the Race Committee was able to start on schedule at midday and the final two races of the competition series for both men and women were completed in good foiling conditions in 11 to 15 knots.......( more )

Posted On:  03/11/2017 17:39:29

The schedule for the day was 3 races back to back for the men and 4 races back-to-back for the women, leaving 2 races for both groups to complete on the last day. The women were asked if they would prefer 2 + 2 but they said 4 was best. Don't argue with a woman!

Foil racing was the order of the day and the women's race 11 started promptly at 12:00 in 7 to 11 knots of breeze.  ......( more )
Posted On:  03/11/2017 08:49:00

How do you ensure you get the best of both worlds?  RSConvertible Class has the answer. Here at the first RSXConvertible Championships in the Azores the competitors were able enjoy the experience of racing in both modes.

Another 5 races completed today in challenging conditions.  First two races with the foil fitted, wind less than ideal, gusting from 15 to 25 knots. All but one youth sailor was able to complete both races.......( more )
Posted On:  02/11/2017 11:55:11

A fantastic day's racing in Praia Da Vitoria!  5 races - 3 back-to-back and then 2 more - in winds ranging from 8 to 15 knots.  The day belonged to Thomas Goyard (FRA-3) with 3 bullets and 2 seconds and now he sits at the top of the leaderboard with 7 points.  ......( more )

South American championship 2017 - Day 5

Great week here in Club Nautico San Isidro and the future looks bright. Not only because of the high level of windsurfing, but mainly because "kids" of all ages have fun doing what they do. And with this philosophy they are all winners and some of them even got some trophies as a bonus.

Posted by International Windsurfing Association on Friday, 17 November 2017
South American championship 2017 - Day 4

How is sailing in bay of Rio de la Plata? We ask ourselves the same question every day. Only one thing is for sure. It's not a easy place to sail. Local knowledge definitely pays of in ever-changing conditions here on the future YOG venue.

Posted by International Windsurfing Association on Thursday, 16 November 2017


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