The first RS:One European Championships concluded last Tuesday in Sopot, Poland.
Courses were set inside the Sopot Bay in the Baltic sea, just meters from the beach, providing a unique spectator experience and allowing for some exciting close-quarter competition on the water.[more]
Racing in two divisions, male and female, the event comprised of 10 qualification races and one fiercely contested final held in extremely challenging conditions with fluctuating winds of between 4 to 11 knots.
The RS:One class races are either a “Pulsar course” (reaching start following by a slalom and then an upwind to finish on a reach) or a long distance course. The final includes the top 3 of each division and is the only race that counts for the podium ranking.
The next event is the first RS:One world championships in Boracay, Philippines, 10-15th December.
1- Natalia Wojcik, Poland
2- Klaudia Mankucka, Poland
3- Karolina Zajaczkowska, Poland
1- Marcin Urbanowicz, Poland
2- Lukasz Buderaski, Poland
3- Robert Pellowski, Poland
Please click here for the complete results
Photo Gallery – Photo Credit: Paula Kopylowicz
The ISAF-approved RS:One Class features a new, attractive, and dynamic race format: one sail, one board – everyone on the same equipment allowing male and female racers of all ages to compete together.