Last Saturday, Swiss Windsurfing terminated the 2019 season with the Annual General Assembly followed by Closing Party. On this occasion, the winners of the Annual Championships were proclaimed, and as in 2018, the Stauffacher siblings were the superior domintors. Richard Stauffacher finished on top of the Slalom as well as the Course Racing category. His sister Franziska grasped both titles in the Women category. ----- The report with links to all ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, November 24, 2019
Valentin Rodriguez COL claimed his first World Title in Cumbuco BRA at the final GKA Freestyle World Cup event of the season – the Superkite Brazil. Adeuri Corniel DOM and Liam Whaley ESP completed the podium. The event website with enevent website videos and photos.----- In the women, the title went to Mikaili Sol BRA ahead of Bruna Kajiya BRA and Rita Arnaus ESP. The event website with details.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, November 21, 2019
The traditional Lüderitz (Namibia) Speed Challenge has been underway for a month now with excellent wind conditions on the speed channel during the past days. ----- With 53,33kn, Vincent Valkenaers BEL succeeded to improve the windsurf world record of Antoine Albeau FRA by 0,06kn, the day before yesterday. ----- For the coming weekend, even fresher winds of up to 60kn have been announced and it remains to be seen, whether the kite record of Rob Douglas USA (55,65kn) will fall. ----- The rankings and the event facebook page with videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, November 19, 2019
World Champions after the sixth and final event of the GKA World Championship in Prea BRA are Airton Cozzolino ITA earning his title hat-trick and Carla Herrera-Oria ESP. ----- The newsletter with reports, results, photos and videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, November 17, 2019
The very light winds persised also on the final day of the Athens Olympic Sailing Week and not all Classes could sail the Medal Races. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Anastassios Pangiotidis GRE remained on top. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Vassileia Karachaliou GRE was the clear winner ahead of Güzel Ecem TUR and Elena Vorobeva CRO. ----- The Finns terminated the competition without Medal Race with Beresz Zsombor HUN as winner ahead of Ioannis Mitakis GRE and Josip Olujic CRO. ----- All ranking lists are available on the event website. Reports and photos have been posted on the event facebook page.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, November 16, 2019
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, November 15, 2019
Very light winds prevailed yesterday in Athens but nevertheless allowing to complete another two races per class. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Anastasios Panagiotidis GRE has taken the lead with the ranks 1 and 2. ----- In the Finns, Beresz Zsombor HUN extended his lead on 8 points. Ioannis Mitakis GRE and Josip Olujic CRO follow tied on rank 2. ----- The rankiing lists are on the event website, photos and videos have been posted on the event facebook page.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, November 7, 2019
The World Sailing Annual Meeting on the Bermudas was concluded last Sunday with the Annual General Assembly, attended by representatives from 59 of the 147 Member National Authorities, the stakeholders of the International Sailing Federation. The Council decisions made on Friday and Saturday were ratified, the composition of the Election Committee for the 2020 General Assembly was confirmed and a decision re World Sailing's governance was made. ------ The official report of World Sailing for details. ----- Concerning the 2024 Olympic Regatta, the 10 events are now final, subject to approval by the IOC. The Windsurfing equipment will be the iFoil replacing the RS:X, inspite of a last-moment intervention of China and Israel. The submission of the Finn Class to reinstate the Finn had no chance. Here the comment of the Finn Class. ----- Of importance for national federations is the decision to include the Kiteboarders in the World Sailing Youth Championships, in line with the new Olympic program. ----- The Governance proposal however, that would eliminate the organization's broad-based, globally-representative Council, and concentrate virtually all the decision-making power in a nine-member, self-perpetutating Board of Directors led by the President, was put on halt. In order for it to pass, a majority of 75% was required. 38 members voted in favour with 21 against. This resulted in 64.4% in favour so it was not passed. It will be reconsidered at an Extraordinary General Assembly next year May(?)
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, November 2, 2019
The World Sailing Council was deliberating on the recommendations of the different Committees yesterday. The most important decision was the selection of the iFoil Windsurfer for the Olympic Regatta 2024 in Paris/Marseille FRA. ----- The official report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, October 17, 2019
Former world and European champion Florian Gruber GER won two consecutive races in the final to become the first men’s Kitefoil Racing ANOC World Beach Games champion aheat of Nicolas Parlier FRA and Guy Bridge GBR. ----- As reported yesterday, Daniela Morosz USA was the dominating winner in the Kitefoil Women ahead of Julia Damasiewicz POL and Elena Kalinina RUS. ----- The results and the news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Daniela Moroz USA won the Women Kitefoil Racing Gold defeating Julia Damasiewicz POL. Elena Kalinina RUS secured Bronze. ----- Organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), 97 countries are at the first ever 2019 competition which features 14 disciplines in 13 sports, all non-Olympic events different from the Tokyo 2020 program and are gender equal. ----- The news and the results. ----- Today Wednesday, the Men will held the semi-finals. With Nicolas Parlier FRA and Florian Gruber GER already through, the 12 highest qualifying competitors from the opening series races will battle it out for two remaining places in the final.