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Posted On:  22/09/2018 08:51:27

37 competitors from 14 countries representing 3 continents registered for the inaugural Formula Windsurfing Foil World Championship in Portimao, Portugal. Multiple champions from the world of windsurfing are competing here for the title, in a discipline that is fast developing and gaining worldwide attention. ......( more )

Posted On:  21/09/2018 11:59:28

Portimao Windsurfing Worlds have delivered at the very last minute. After five days being patient paid off and we have our new Raceboard Masters and Formula Windsurfing world champions.

The raceboarders with a wind range allowing them to sail in much lighter conditions than the planing Formula Windsurfing class were able to complete 6 races during the course of the championship. Joao Rodrigues made the home crowd proud with a dominant performance:......( more )
Posted On:  21/09/2018 11:46:47

Former President: Bruno de Wannemaeker
31 years as Executive Committee Member of IFCA and 17 years as the IFCA Class President
Olympic Events involvement:
- 2008, Beijing,
- 2012 London
- 2016 Rio ......( more )

Posted On:  19/09/2018 09:10:18

Six races in total, four of them for the Raceboard Masters and two for Formula Windsurfing, concluded the third day of the Portimao Windsurfing Worlds. It was the first day when racing was possible with the Race Committee using the conditions to the full.

Racing was planned from 13:00 and the wind almost came on time. With just a short delay both classes were called out for racing. Raceboard starting first followed shortly by Formula Windsurfing. Sunny and breezy, the first two races were concluded in over ten knots.......( more )
Posted On:  18/09/2018 12:30:25

It is a real test of patience in Portimao, Portugal, where 61 windsurfers are still waiting for the first races of the championships.

Two days and no racing. This does not happen often, especially in the Raceboard class, but that is part of the game. ......( more )
Posted On:  18/09/2018 12:16:52

A record breaking event for the International Funboard Class Association at the Waterz 2018 IFCA Slalom World Championship for Men & Women which took place from the 9th through the 14th of September in Hvide Sande, Denmark.......( more )

Posted On:  14/09/2018 14:41:58

Finally, with an easy going morning under very nice sunshine, the competitors were put on hold. Wind conditions too light for suitable racing, so a little break for everyone after 3 days of pure adrenaline action here in Hvide Sande. Later in the afternoon the races could finally start in winds from 14 to 16 knots. The Race director prepared a new slalom racing course with 1 less mark (4) and longer reaching legs than the previous days, to ensure maximum speeds in the smooth gusty wind conditions.......( more )

Posted On:  14/09/2018 13:28:45

The ID2CA 2018 European Championship took place 4-9 September in Portoroz, Slovenia, a famous sailing spot and a well known tourist destination.

The weather was almost Mediterranean - warm and sunny, except a short interval on Friday 7/9, but the wind was very light sea breeze from 6 to 9 knots. ......( more )

Posted On:  13/09/2018 13:01:21

Another great racing day in Hvide Sande with a tricky mixture of weather, gusty wind conditions and multiple delays during the races. The competitors experience distress on making the right decisions on equipment selection, due to the shifty winds that blew from 15 up to 20 knots across the racing area throughout the day.......( more )

Posted On:  12/09/2018 09:26:17

Dimmed morning light, blazing clouds and showers on the second competition day. The fierce winds from 18 to 35 knots, allowing most of the competitors to start the races on their medium sized equipment. Later  during the windy afternoon changes were made to the smallest equipment registered for this championship.......( more )

Posted On:  11/09/2018 10:31:53

A total of 82 competitors from 19 nations and 4 continents have signed up for the 2018 Slalom World Championships taking place in Hvide Sande,  Ringkobing Fjord near the WestWind Center from 10 to 14 September.

Croatia's Enrico Marotti and Great Britain's Jenna Gibson secured an early event lead on the event opening day. 3 eliminations completed for the women and 2 for the men, followed by a third for the men in the late afternoon - up to heat 8. ......( more )

Posted On:  11/09/2018 09:54:05

14 days before the event it was clear that it would not be possible nor safe to make the competition at Nove Mlyny lake because of low water level. The idea was to move the event to another venue - lake Velke Darko located in the woods of highlands near Zdar nad Sazavou. From that moment the organisers from Yacht Club Velke Darko started to prepare everything to be ready to host the event. ......( more )

Posted On:  30/08/2018 21:42:33

The 2018 Windsurf-Foil European Championships have concluded in Sopot, Poland with 13 races completed in the four day event.

Sebastian Kornum from Denmark won the event, ahead of Poland's Maciej Rutkowski and Przemyslaw Miarczynski, who were battling it out for the second spot until the very last race. …..( more )

Posted On:  29/08/2018 15:14:04

10 competitors from Russia, Norway, Lithuania, Great Britain and Denmark have joined 13 Poles for the 2018 ERGO Hestia Windsurf-Foil Open European Championships in Sopot. 

This event is open to any board of width under 1005mm and sails up to 11 sqm. There is no restriction on the dimensions of the foil and any number of foils may be used during the event, although only one foil may be fitted to a board for any one race. There is also no restriction on the number of sails and rigs that can be used during the event. Exciting stuff! Prototypes are also welcome.  ......( more )

Posted On:  27/08/2018 15:54:32

"Two years on and another great championship here in Kisezers. We said at the time we were hoping to be back but were not hoping to be back so soon. And we have been rewarded again with an excellent Championship," said Paul Leone, Class Chairman.  "We have had strong winds and lighter winds, sun and rain; sailing conditions to please everyone."......( more )

Posted On:  26/08/2018 12:11:09

The final day of the RS:X European and Youth European championships dawned with a flat calm Gdansk Bay greeting the 220 sailors who were hoping to close out these championships . . . For those in the medal races, some titles had been awarded, some were almost guaranteed bar exceptional circumstances and some fleets hung finely balanced and getting any racing in today (or not) could make the championships for certain sailors. . . . ( more )

Posted On:  25/08/2018 09:43:24

Day two, a new day and five new races each for the Men's and Women's Fleets on Kizesers Lake, Latvia.  Conditions were challenging with wind gusts up to 23 knots. 

At the end of the day, three ladies have equal points in their battle for podium places, separated purely on their discarded result.  ......( more )

Posted On:  24/08/2018 12:31:45

Sopot, Poland is the host of the RS:X Europeans and Youth European Championships, where over 220 sailors have gathered across four fleets representing nearly 20 different nations. Racing will take place on Gdansk Bay starting from Tuesday 21st August, culminating in medal races on Saturday 25th August where the champions will be decided and titles awarded. ( more )

One Foil Race yesterday. Follow the action in Portimao today on the event website - http://portimaoworlds2018.internationalwindsurfing.com/

Posted by Int Formula Windsurfing Class on Friday, 21 September 2018
IFCA Slalom Worlds 2018 - Day 5 - Hvide Sande, Denmark

Final day of the 2018 IFCA Slalom Worlds in Hvide Sande... And what a day... For the Men the podium spots were decieded at the last final in the last elimination on the last day...!!! From WATERZ.. -again thank you to everybody who in some way took part of the event, either as volounteer, participant, sponsor or came by the event site... :)

Posted by IFCA on Wednesday, 19 September 2018

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