Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, July 21, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017   

Windsurfing - Techno293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 4, 6 Youth Olympic nations' berths per gender allotted

 Windsurfing - Techno293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 4, 6 Youth Olympic nations' berths per gender allotted The Techno293+ World Championship in Quiberon FRA was concluded yesterday, and for the first time, the Youth boat was equipped with the larger rig and sail as to be used in the 2018 Youth Olympics. The 2017 Worlds were the first nations qualification event for the Youth Games with the first six nations by gender earning a nations' slot.
Giorgia Speciale ITA was the winner in the Girls ahead of Aikaterini Divari GRE and Héloïse Macquart FRA. In the Boys, Fabien Pianazza FRA was first in front of Mathurin Jolivet FRA and Leonidas Tsortanidis GRE.
The report with links to the ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, July 20, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017   

Windsurfing - Techno293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 3, another 3 races in up to 20 kn winds

 Windsurfing - Techno293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 3, another 3 races in up to 20 kn winds The Techno 293 Worlds continued yesterday with three races per fleet in freshening winds of up to 20 kn.
In the Youth Boys, Fabien Pianazza FRA hs taken the lead 2 points ahead of Leonidas Tortanidis GRE. Giorgia Speciale ITA extended her lead in the Youth Girls on 4 points. New on rank 2 is Héloïse Macquaert FRA. The Open rankings belong to the Japanes with 70% of the participants.
The daily news and the event website with all results.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   

Windsurfing - Techno 293+ - World Championship 2017 - Quiberon FRA - Day 2

The Techno Windsurfer World Championship in Quiberon FRA has been underway for two days, for the first time sailed with a new Youth board version - the Techno293 - with a larger rig to be used at the Youth Olympics in 2018. Quiberon regatta is a qualification event for the Youth Olympics.
After 4 races, Giorgia Speciale ITA is first in the Girls (50 participants, 23 nations). In the Boys (95 participants, 28 nations, 5 continents), two Greek windsurfers are ahead with Alexandros Kalpogiannakis GRE first and Leonidas Tsortanidis GRE second. Fabien Pianazza FRA follows on rank 3.
The daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, July 16, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Final results, Daida Moreno ESP and Philipp Köster GER winners

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Final results, Daida Moreno ESP and Philipp Köster GER winners The PWA Wave Worldcup event on Gran Canaria was concluded yesterday in a fresh up to 40 kn breeze with the Double Elimination Final. On their home waters, the never-ending duel between the Moreno twins continued, and it was again Daida who had the upperhand on Iballa. Lisa Erpstein GER followed on 3rd, her first Worldcup podium. In the men's category, Philipp Köster GER defeated the reigning Worldchampion Victor Fernandez ESP.
All details on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, July 15, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 6, four women and five men qualified for today's Finals

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 6, four women and five men qualified for today's Finals Suboptimal conditions prevailed yesterday on Gran Canaria, but at least, a short weather window allowed to continue with the Double Elimination. Today, final day of the event, Daida Moreno ESP, Iballa Moreno ESP, Lina Erpenstein GER and Justyna Sniady POL will fight for the women's victory. In the men's, Philip Köster GER, Victor Fernandez ESP, Thomas Traversa FRA, Ricardo Campello VEN and Marcilio Browne BRA meet in today's final.
All details on the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, July 14, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 5, another day without sufficient wind

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 5, another day without sufficient wind The seabreeze on Gran Canaria filled again in only very late in the day, and the Wave professionals had another unplanned day ashore. However, the youth wave athletes - age groups 14 to 18 years, and U14 - continued their competition.
All details on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, July 13, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 4, Wave contest for development athletes yesterday

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 4, Wave contest for development athletes yesterday Only moderate winds prevailed yesterday on Gran Canaria, not enough to continue the Wave contest for the PWA professionals. However, a competition for development wave athletes has been on the program for the first time.
The news with all rankings lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (Image © John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 3

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 3 Top conditions on Gran Canaria yesterday on the third day of the PWA Wave Worldcup mit winds above 30 kn, allowing to start to the Double-Elimination. The best drivers did not yet enter this part of the competition. Among the winners of the day was Moritz Mauch GER, loosing none of his duels.
All details on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 2, Winners first elimination: Daida Moreno ESP (women) and Philipp Köster GER (men)

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Gran Canaria ESP - Day 2, Winners first elimination: Daida Moreno ESP (women) and Philipp Köster GER (men) 40 kn and and big waves did set a perfect stage for the first day of the PWA Wave Worldcup on Gran Canaria. In the women's, the Moreno twins ESP duelled as expected for rank 1, and it was Daida who had the upper hand on Iballa. The duel for rank 3 ended in favor of Lina Erpenstein GER who defeated Sara-Quita Offringa NED (Aruba) realising her best result of her career ever. In the men's Philipp Köster GER defeated Victor Fernandez ESP in the Final.
All details on the informative event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, July 10, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017   

RS:One Convertible - European Championship 2017 - Penmarc'h FRA - Day 1, the recently launched Foiling-Windsurfer

 RS:One Convertible - European Championship 2017 - Penmarc'h FRA - Day 1, the recently launched Foiling-Windsurfer Yesterday was the first day of the RS:One Convertible European Championship in Penmarc'h FRA in Brittany, the new Foiling-Windsurf-Class launched by the boat-manufacturer RS. Three races were sailed in a 15 kn breeze in a new regatta format. Farah Hall USA has taken the lead in the women's category, Sebastian Kornum DEN is first in the men's ahead of Thomas Goyard FRA and Julien Bontemps FRA.
The report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, July 7, 2017
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, July 2, 2017
Sunday, July 2, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X-Youth World Championship 2017 - Torbole ITA - Final results

 Windsurfing - RS:X-Youth World Championship 2017 - Torbole ITA - Final results The RS:X Youth World Championship 2017 on Lake Garda was concluded yesterday with the last Final Series races. According to the new format in Olympic RS:X-Windsurfer regattas, the Youth competitors sailed Quarter- and Semifinals, to end with a Final of the best four. The results of the Qualification Series do not count.
Tom Reuveny ISR finished as Youth World Champion in the RS:X men ahead of Luca Di Tomassi ITA and Andy Brown GBR. The U17 title went to Leonidas Tsortanidis GRE.
In the Girls, Maya Morris ISR finished as Champion ahead of Emma Watson GBR and Katsami Matsuura JPN. Naama Gazit ISR on rank 18 was the best U17 women athlete.
The event website.
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