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Posted On:  24/08/2016 08:54:39

90 competitors from 15 countries have entered the European Windsurfing Festival in Brest, with the biggest fleet being the Raceboard Men. The sailors are definitely looking forward to a great week of racing with the weather forecast showing sun all through to Saturday on the French coast. 15 races are planned for the Raceboard class, whilst the DII have 12 scheduled.......( more )

Posted On:  20/08/2016 15:05:59

Monday 22 August sees the start of the European Raceboard Championships and also the Division II European Championships 2016. Organised by Crocodiles de L'Elorn Brest still in the euphoria of the Olympic medals in sailing in Rio, this event promises to be a success judging by the number of pre-entries.

The bar is high with great battles anticipated for Men's and Women's titles. Nicolas Huguet (CN La Pelle Marseille), current Raceboard European Champion, will have much to do to defend his title.......( more )

Posted On:  15/08/2016 18:25:57

30 competitors from 8 countries competed for the 2016 European Championships titles at Monument Beach, Liepaja including former world champions Steve Allen (AUS) and Wojtek Brzozowski (POL).

Tuesday - tough conditions today Wind WSW 19-25knots.  Skippers meeting for day one was scheduled for 10.00, with first possible warning signal at 11.00.  However, with the wind blowing at 34 knots and wavey conditions on Monument Beach, the organiser decided to move the racing to nearby Karosta Harbour with the first possible warning signal at 13:00.......( more )
Posted On:  15/08/2016 10:11:48

Four years of training, four years of dedication, four years of relentless hard work and it all came down to arguably one of the best medal races in history.  The men's final reach separated bronze from fifth by barely a few board lengths whilst on the women's course, the podium continuously shuffled throughout the entire race.   Read more . . .


Posted On:  13/08/2016 11:14:57

Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED) has won the gold medal in the Men's Windsurfer and Nick Dempsey (GBR) has won the silver, both without having to contest the Medal Race on Sunday.

It's a carbon copy repeat of London 2012 when the Dutchman took gold ahead of the Briton four years ago. The result is subject to protest, and both sailors will still have to sail the Medal Race, but van Rijsselberghe and Dempsey were already congratulating each other after crossing the finish line of the 12th race of their series.  These two athletes have dominated the Olympic competition, with van Rijsselberghe winning seven of the 12 races and Dempsey winning three.  Sunday's battle for bronze will still be close fought between Poland, France and Greece.  More on RS:X Class website

Posted On:  12/08/2016 09:03:25

The previous word of the day was 'tricky'. The word of the day for those that went out to sea on day four was 'survival'.

The Olympic sailing competition again produced the extremes of flat water and shifty conditions on the inshore courses with the giant wind and size-of-a-house waves out on the seaward courses. This regatta is testing every extreme of a sailor's ability, which some argue is exactly what the Olympic competition should be.  Read more . . .
Posted On:  10/08/2016 14:44:34

Day 2 of the Olympic Sailing Competition produced lighter winds more expected at this time of year in Rio, and the south-easterly breezes were mostly around five to seven knots with only occasional moments in double figures.

Nick Dempsey (GBR) continues to lead the Men's Windsurfer competition although Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED) took a fourth and two firsts.  It was Flavia Tartaglini's (ITA) turn to rip up the race course in the Women's Fleet, running away with a 1,1,4 scoreline and deposing yesterday's winner, Charline Picon (FRA), from the top of the leaderboard.
Olympic Sailing Rio - Runaway Leaders Dempsey and Picon
Posted On:  09/08/2016 08:27:44

Guanabara Bay delivered some great sailing conditions to launch the Olympic Sailing Competition today, but it was still very, very tricky out there.

Nick Dempsey (GBR) could scarcely believe the fairy tale start to his fifth Olympic Games. Just days away from his 36th birthday, the British veteran managed to pick up scores of 1,1,2. The defending Olympic Champion Dorian van Rijsselberghe couldn't quite match that level of excellence . . . Head over to RS:X Class website for the full story and to follow the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition
Posted On:  06/08/2016 11:43:42

Liepaja, "City where wind is born", will once again host a Formula European Championships. The 2016 championship will form the centrepiece of the Liepaja European Cup Windsurfing Festival which taking place from 8th to 13th August. The venue is Monument Beach and is organised by Janis Jekabsons and his Windsurfing Club Rietumkrasts.......( more )

Posted On:  31/07/2016 09:32:33

The Techno293 European Championships have concluded in Sopot, Poland with 12 races sailed by gold fleets.  335 young windsurfers from 25 countries competed in the event making it a great show both on and off water. 

In the U17 girls fleet it was Giorgia Speciale from Italy who won the gold, but not without a fight from Shira Benbenisti from Israel.  Third was local sailor, Lidia Sulikowska.  It wasn't Giorgia's first title in Sopot.  Back in 2013, when Sopot hosted the Techno 293 Worlds, Giorgia won the U15 girls fleet, now she came back for more.......( more )
Posted On:  28/07/2016 09:20:28

The Techno293 European Championships are in their final stage as competitors will now race in gold and silver fleets.  We enter the final stage with all six races held for all fleets. ......( more )

Posted On:  26/07/2016 11:23:50

Today was the first day of racing in Sopot for the Junior and Youth Techno293 sailors.  U17 and U15 race on separate race courses, one situated in front of the club and the other next to Sopot's pier.  12 races are planned for the whole regatta, which gives an average of two per day for each fleet. ......( more )

Techno 293 Europeans Ready to Go in Sopot!
Posted On:  24/07/2016 11:27:21

The Opening Ceremony has taken place, registration has now closed and competitors are eagerly awaiting the practice race.  For all the news, tracking, results, photos and more keep a watch on the event website.

Posted On:  23/07/2016 10:23:08

This year Sopot hosted the very first European Championship of the new Youth Olympic windsurfing class, the Techno293 Plus.  46 competitors from 13 countries competed in the regatta. During the five days of racing the race committee managed to conduct all 15 planned races including a marathon race and slalom.  Proving that the class is versatile and suitable for different race formats.......( more )

Posted On:  22/07/2016 09:14:06

Check out the event video of the EFPT Lanzarote 2016!  We are looking back on four action packed days with an amazing fleet and crew!  See for yourself!

Thanks to PRO Center Antxon Otaegui, all the local sponsors and all the EFPT partners! We are looking forward to seeing you all next year!
Perfect Conditions followed by Light Winds in Sopot
Posted On:  21/07/2016 09:45:16

Perfect windsurfing conditions on Tuesday allowed for the fleet to complete two course races and a marathon alongside the beaches of Sopot.  Wednesday was a beautiful day and sailors preferring light wind conditions were on top form in the two races.  Locals Karolina Lipinska and Marcin Urbanowicz are leading in both men's and women's fleets after 9 races.

Results, tracking, photos and full coverage on the event website.

Techno 293 Plus European Championships Under Way
Posted On:  18/07/2016 11:38:27

Racing has started today for the 46 competitors from 13 countries, including three non-European countries, at the Techno 293 Plus European Championships hosted by Sopot Sailing Club, Poland. 

Follow the action via the Event Website with live tracking, and live updates on Twitter .
Posted On:  17/07/2016 12:22:02

Unfamiliar weather conditions as the day started out cloudy after an early morning rainfall.  After the 10.00 am skippers meeting competitors prepared their light wind gear, on standby until about an hour later wind measured 10 to 14 knots, gusts up to 16, on the finish boat.......( more )

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