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Posted On:  28/05/2020 16:34:52

Although marked as "Provisional" these Class Rules are effective from 28th May 2020 - pending World Sailing approval.  They will be submitted to World Sailing with an application to be recognised as a World Sailing Class. 

Meantime they will apply to all iQFOiL Class championships and other sanctioned international events.

Posted On:  19/05/2020 11:13:05

Starboard invites new industry partners to participate in the "iQFOiL White Board" Programme.

By applying the "white board" concept, the iQFOiL class, IWA and Starboard have fast tracked the opportunity for industry partners to apply for iQFOiL hulls to be branded in their own unique way, allowing the industry as a whole to be part of Olympic windsurfing - the first time since the sport was introduced as an Olympic discipline in Los Angeles in 1984. ......( more )
Posted On:  14/05/2020 09:58:50

World Sailing has cancelled the 2020 edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships that was scheduled to be held in Salvador, Brazil from 12-19 December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
In its 50-year history, the Youth Worlds regularly attracts the best youth sailors from upwards of 60 nations. World Sailing's Board of Directors and the Confederacao Brasileira de Vela (CBVela) agreed to cancel the event in anticipation of global travel restrictions and to ensure the health and well-being of athletes, coaches, parents, officials and suppliers. ......( more )

Posted On:  11/05/2020 12:30:13

In October 1987, a lost windsurfer was rescued in San Francisco Bay, California. His name was John. Today, there's someone whose dying wish is to find him. His name is Chuck Dougherty. San Francisco Bay is one of the most celebrated and iconic sailing venues in the world. But it is also a tricky area, with powerful and shifty winds and currents that can quickly make things difficult for inexperienced water participants. 

Posted On:  07/05/2020 09:56:23

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic the Hungarian Windsurfing Association has been forced to cancel the 2020 World Championships.

This is the second major change to the Raceboard calendar after the postponement of the European Championships. Paid entries have been refunded by PayPal.  The International Raceboard Class Association will work with the Hungarian organizers to bring Raceboard back to Balaton in the near future. ......( more )
Posted On:  07/05/2020 09:44:58

I hope this letter finds you and your families safe, healthy and well. Around the world, each of us is experiencing the impact of the COVID-19 virus and its effect on our daily lives. And while we are all coping in our own ways, we continue living in this global pandemic with much uncertainty. While we are only now beginning to understand the far-reaching consequences of the crisis around the world; what is certain, however, is that this pandemic has affected and will affect all areas of society, including all of us in the sailing world.  Read more . . .

Posted On:  23/04/2020 10:26:55

World Sailing, in partnership with the World Sailing Trust and 11th Hour Racing, have released a Sustainability Education Programme, developed with The Ocean Race, for sailing clubs and parents as part of its Agenda 2030 - sailing's commitment to global sustainability. 
 
Launched on Earth Day (22 April 2020) the Sustainability Education Programme resources are free to use and are broken down into six topics which will be released over the next six weeks.  ......( more )

Posted On:  18/04/2020 11:05:20

The organisers of the Hyeres Olympic Week have taken the tough decision to cancel the event, scheduled from 18 to 25 April.

All possible options for a later date in the 2020 calendar have been scrutinised but none seemed viable to organise an event lining up over 600 boats from 60 different countries in technical and health conditions the organisers have guaranteed for more than five decades. ......( more )
Posted On:  17/04/2020 10:59:08

At least when you look at the final results you might not know the difference. And it was different. Unable to compete in Marseille in the previously scheduled Easter period we turned to some online activities inviting all our present and past Techno293 sailors to take part in the T293 e-Sailing Cup. ......( more )

Posted On:  15/04/2020 09:02:54

The inaugural BIG WAVE AWARDS have been a lot of fun. This first year has seen well over 100 entries. Each one a stunning display of power, skill, and exceptionally brave riding.

We've seen entries from across the world, and across the ages. From Ireland, Portugal, France, Spain, Africa, Chile, Peru, Australia, Tahiti, Fiji, New Caledonia, and of course Hawaii. From the 1980's, 90's, 2000's and right up to a couple of months ago, the big waves flowed in. ......( more )

New Event Dates for IFCA Youth Class Worlds
Posted On:  09/04/2020 09:23:11

New dates have been announced for the IFCA Youth Class Premier! The 2020 Junior and Youth Slalom Worlds, organised by Circolo Surf Torbole, is now scheduled to take place 8th to 13th August.

Posted On:  03/04/2020 17:56:44

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic the Local Organizing Authority at Sopot Sailing Club has been forced to postpone the 2020 Raceboard European Championships. 

The Raceboard Class Association, together with the Organizing Club, will investigate the possibility of holding the Europeans in the coming months.

For now stay safely at home and we will see each other on the water in better times.

Posted On:  03/04/2020 11:03:12

Since the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the situation has quickly evolved from a national challenge to a continental one, and now we are realising the global perspective of the pandemic.  We now realise the magnitude of COVID-19; the virus has spread with unprecedented rage and now the world has come to halt. The health and safety of the global population has been the first priority, and World Sailing's thoughts are with everyone worldwide fighting the virus.

Over the last few weeks there has been a lot of communication and information sharing within the sailing community, and I would like to address you all with an update on recent proceedings.

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