2020 Sail Melbourne was concluded this morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, the Australia Olympic Team member Jake Lilley AUS was the superior winner ahead of Nils Theuninck SUI, advancing on rank 2 as best of the day (ranks 1/3). ----- In the Lasers Radial, the U19 junior Stefan Elliott AUS finished first ahead of the tied Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED on 2nd and Michael Crompton AUS (U19) on 3rd. ----- No change on the podium of the Lasers Standard. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA remained on rank 1 ahead of Matthew Wearn AUS and Luke Elliott AUS. ----- Winners in the Olympic windsurfers are Tom Squires GBR in the Men and Noy Drihan ISR in the Women. ----- Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel USA grasped the Australian Champions title in the 5o5s. ----- All results and the news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Perfect Biscayne Bay conditions prevailed on day one of the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, the second event of the 2020 World Cup, yesterday, and all seven classes present completed two races. ----- In the good quality 470 Men fleet, the first leaders are Dahlberg/Bergström SWE 5 points ahead of Sozykin/Gribanov RUS. ----- In the 470 Women, Lecointre/Retornaz FRA won both races. Berta/Caruso ITA and Löwe/Markfort GER are the first persuers. ----------- In all other classes, the race for the last North American 2020 Olympic berths is key. The fleets are mostly very small with only a few participants from other continents. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Joaquin Blanco ESP won both heats. Andrew Lewis TTO (Trinidad/Tobago) and Stefano Peschiera PER (Peru) are the first challengers. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Viktoria Andrulyte LTU (Lithuania) is first ahead of Nethra Kumanan IND (India) and Ebru Bolat ROU (Romania). ----- Emphasis for the US Sailing Team is in the Finns, where the duel between Caleb Paine USA - 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist - and Luke Muller USA for the Olympic Team selection is underway. Paine is on rank 1 after two heats, Muller follows on 4th. ----- In the RS:X windsurfers, Pedro Pascual USA leads in the Men, Mariana Aguilar MEX in the Women. ----- The speed classes 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 are not present. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, January 20, 2020
The Monday races at Sail Melbourne have already been terminated this morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, Anders Pedersen NOR won both races of the day and moved up on rank 3 just one point behind Nils Theuninck SUI. Jake Lilley AUS remains on top. ----- The Lasers Standard completed only one race with Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA still on rank 1, but Matthew Wearn AUS reduced his backlog on 3 points. New on rank 3 follows Elliot Hansen GBR. ----- With two race wins, Stephan Elliott AUS moved on top of the Laser Radial Goldfleet, at equal points with Marit Bouwmeester NED. Michael Compton AUS and Annalise Murphy IRL follow 6 points back on the ranks 3 and 4. ----- All ranking lists, the news and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, January 18, 2020
After the windy opening day with a reduced program at Sail Melbourne, racing has already been completed this Saturday morning UTC. ----- In the Finns, Jack Lilley AUS kept a clear lead. After a race win, Nils Theuninck SUI moved up on rank 2. ----- The Kite-Foilers completed 6 races with Scott Whithead AUS solidly on top. His sister Breiana Whitehead AUS on rank 5 is the best-ranked woman among the 20 starters. ----- The RS:X windsurfers completed 6 races as well. In the men, Tom Squires GBR is on top ahead of Makoto Tomizawa JPN, in the women, Noy Drihan ISR is in front of the Olympic Champion Charline Picon FRA until now. ----- In the Lasers Radial Open - including the Men Juniors - the U19 youth Michael Compton AUS replaced Marit Bouwmeester NED on top. Maud Jayet SUI is now 26th, Rosine Baudet SUI moved up on rank 63. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA defended the first place ahead of the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS, who already lost the 2020 Olympic selection against Matthew Wearn AUS (rank 5 for the moment). Eliot Merceron SUI is now 17th, Nicolas Rolaz SUI advanced on rank 35. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Racing has been abandoned for the final day of the Australian Youth Championships on Port Phillip at Sorrento South of Melbourne. Lack of wind and smoke from the bushfires prevented sailing after two days racing. ----- With participants from Asia, Europe and New Zealand, the fleets were quite competitive. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Michael Compton AUS finished first. Finley Dickinson GBR (rank 4) was the best European. ----- Fore more details, consult the ranking lists and the news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, December 21, 2019
The overall weather pattern over Europe with low pressure systems hitting the Alps produces a strong, warm wind down the northern valleys, the so called "Föhn". Especially on Lake Uri, the most southern arm of Lake Lucerne, winds above 60kn fill in and many Swiss windsurfer seize this opportunity to practice in extreme conditions. Here a video.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, December 18, 2019
GBR, AUS, FRA, DEN, BRA CHN and SUI have athletes/teams on number one ranks by the end of 2019 . ----- Eric Monnin SUI terminates the year on top of the Open Match Racing World Rankings. Nick Egnot-Johnson NZL follows on rank 2, Ian Williams GBR is third. ----- First in the Women Match Racing rankings is Pauline Courtois FRA ahead of Anna Oestling SWE and Johanna Bergqvist SWE. Nicole Breault USA follows on the 4th place. ----- In the Fleet Racing Rankings, the leaders are in the 470 men Mathew Belcher/William Ryan AUS, in the 470 women Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR; in the 49ers James Peters/Finn Sterritt GBR; in the 49ersFX Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA; in the Lasers Standard Tom Burton AUS; in the Lasers Radial Anne-Marie Rindom DEN, in the Finns Jorge Zarif BRA, in the Nacras Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR; in the RS:X men [B]Louis Giard FRA; in the RS:X woman Yunxiu Lu CHN. ----- The World Ranking Lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, December 12, 2019
With two race wins, Emma Wilson GBR has taken the lead in the RS:X women windsurfers ahead of Stefania Elfutina RUS. Piotr Myszka POL is new on top of the RS:X men. Louis Giard FRA advanced on rank 2. ----- Okada/Hokazono JPN defended their lead in the 470s ahead of Ferrari/Calabro ITA and Winkel/Cipra GER. Leader change in the 470 women with Skrzypulec/Ogar POL on first one point ahead of Kondo/Yoshioka JPN and Mills/McIntyre GBR. ----- Nick Thompson GBR is the new first in the Lasers Standard in front of Eliott Wilson GBR and Michael Beckett GBR. In the Lasers Radial, Magdalena Kwasna POL, winning two races, is new on rank one followed by Coralie Wittecoq CAN. Agata Barwinska POL progressed on rank 3. ----- The new Olympic Foil Windsurf discipline had its debut with Przemislav Miarczinski POL winning both heats ahead of Maksim Oberenko RUS. ----- Fresher winds of up to 18kn prevailed in Vilamoura POR during the three races of the day. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page with the report, photos and the videos.
This morning UTC, 'Sail Sydney' attended by 20 classes - Olympic and many youth classes from the Optimist to the 29ers - on the entry lists, kicked-off the 2019 competition. ----- A top quality fleet is starting in the Lasers Standard and after the first three races finished so far, Matthew Wearn AUS and Chris Barnard USA are jointly on top. Jeemin Ha KOR follows on rank 3. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Sofiane Karim FRA leads one point ahead of Paige Caldecoat AUS. ----- All ranking lists and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, December 11, 2019
The Japanese 470 finished the only regatta of the opening day on the ranks one with Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN leading in the Women (10 teams from 8 nations) ahead of Skrzypulec/Ogar POL and Lecointre/Reetornaz FRA, and Keiju Okada/Jumpei Hokazono JPN in the Men (25 teams from 5 nations and 3 continents) in front of Ferrari/Calabro ITA and Costa/Costa POR. ----- Piotr Myszka POL is on top of the RS:X Men windsurfers ahead of Kieran Holmes GBR and Yoav Omer ISR. Matteo Sanz-Lanz SUI follow as 14th. ----- On rank 1 in the Women and Juniors is Finn Hawkins GBR ahead of Lucie Belbeoch FRA and Noy Drihan ISR. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR finished first ahead of Nooa Laukkanen FIN. The favorites were in difficulties with Laurent Bernaz FRA 22nd and und Robert Scheidt BRA 23rd among the 49 participants. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Stéphanie Devaux-Lovell LCA (St-Lucia) finished on top followed by Coralie Vittecoq CAN and Sarah Douglas CAN. ----- Only four Dutch sailors competed in the Lasers 4.7 with William Zielinski NED winning. ----- All results and the event facebook page with photos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, December 3, 2019
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 – 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.