Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, September 22, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 5

 Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 5 After the lay day, the first Final Series Gold- and Silverfleet races were on the program yesterday. Light winds challenged the drivers physically with ongoing pumping efforts. The light-weighted Chinese athletes dominated in the men's and women's fleets.
As best of the day, Ye CHN has taken the lead in the RS:X men, 3 pts ahead of Mengfan Gao CHN on 2nd. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI is now on rank 3 with a 7 pts backlog on the leader and still chances for Gold or Silver. The big-breeze specialists however had a hard day. The two-times Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED on rank 11 has to fight to make the Medal Race cut, as does Pawel Tarnowski POL (rank 12), Piotr Myszka POL (13th) or Kieran Badloe NED (14th). Today, three more races are on the program. The Medal Race will be tomorrow Saturday..
Leader change also in the RS:X women, where Jiahui Wu CHN replaced Peina Chen CHN on top, separated by 0,7 pts only. Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL follows 5 pts back on rank 3.
The daily news with link to all ranking lists and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, September 21, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 4

 Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 4 Lay day in Enoshima JPN yesterday before the RS:X World Championship Final Series Gold- and Silverfleet races beginning today.
In the RS:X men, Louis Giard FRA leads with 2 pts on Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI and 4 pts on Pawel Tarnowski POL, in the RS:X women, Peina Chen CHN is on top with a 1,3 pts advantage on Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL.
The video of the day presents the Enoshima island, where already the Olympic Regattas 1964 took place. The event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2

 Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 2 Moderate winds prevailed on Tuesday, second day at the RS:X Windsurfer World Championship in Japan. The women sailed three, the men two races.
Louis Giard FRA remained on top of the RS:X men with the ranks 2 and 5. With the worst result discarded and the ranks 1 and 2 in his group, Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI advanced on rank 2 overall, Pawel Tarnowski POL remains on rank 3.
In the RS:X women, the Chinese women Peina Chen CHN leads with a 1,3 pts advantage on on Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL. Yunxiu Lu CHN and Jiahui Wu CHN follow on the ranks 3 and 4.
The daily news and the video of the day.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X World Championship 2017 - Enoshima JPN - Day 1

The RS:X Windsurfer World Championship 2017 began on the 2020 Olympic waters yesterday with two races per class. The overnight storm left the sea quite rough, but with 10-12 kn, the wind was down to moderate.
In the RS:X men, the interim's leader is Louis Giard FRA winning two races of his group. Makoto Tomizawa JPN follows 5 pts behind on rank 2. Only another point back are Pavel Tarnowski POL, Byron Kokkalanis GRE and Shahar Zubari ISR at equal points on the ranks 3 - 5.
In the RS:X women, Peina Chen CHN won both races and leads overall 2 pts ahead of Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL. Hongmai Shi CHN and Jiahui Wu CHN are at equal points on rank 3.
The daily news and the video of the day.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, September 15, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Final results

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Final results Sarah-Quita Offringa NED/Aruba and Antoine Albeau FRA are the winners of the PWA Worldcup Slalom in Hvide Sande DEN. In a chaotic final, Sarah-Quita Offringa secured the overall victory inspite of a disqualification, as her Semifinal Group sailed the wrong course. Leading with rank one in view, Delphine Cousin FRA plunged in her first gybe and Offringa was the premature Slalom World Champion.
The light winds allowed only one Elimination and Antoine Albeau FRA remained clearly on top ahead of Mateo Iachino ITA and Ross Williams GBR.
The videos and all details on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, September 14, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Day 5

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Day 5 A strom depression over Denmark brought rain and an up to 50 kn wind yesterday and the two Eliminations were clearly an affair of the big-breeze specialists.
In the men's, it was - obviously - Antoine Albeau FRA who finished twice on top and replaced Mateo Iachino ITA on the first place of the interim's rankings. In the women, Delphine Cousin FRA was twice on first reducing the gap on the still leading Sarah-Quita Offringa NED/Aruba to 0,7 pts. The race for the Worlds title remains open, as Offringa need a victory in Denmank to grasp the Slalom title prematurely. If not, the crucial competition will be the last event in New Caledonia.
The video of the day and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Day 4

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Day 4 The offshore wind blew the big seaweed patches away and the PWA Slalom Worldcup races continued with two more Eliminations. Sarah-Quita Offringa NED (Aruba) and Antoine Albeau FRA won both runs each in a 20-30 kn wind. Offringa NED is herewith the clear leader and with a victory in Denmark, she would become the preliminary 2017 Slalom World Champion. In the men's fleet, Mateo Iacchino ITA is still on rank 1 but Antoine Albeau FRA follows closely behind.
All details on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Day 3

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Hvide Sande DEN - Day 3 For three days, the PWA Slalom Worldcup has been underway at the Danish West Coast. Inspite of excellent wind conditions (15-20 kn), racing was interrupted yesterday as huge seaweed pads flooded the race course. Up to now, one Elimination has been concluded with Lina Erdil TUR as first ahead of Sarah-Quita Offringa NED (Aruba) in the women and Matteo Iacchino ITA followed by Pierre Mortefon FRA in the men.
All detaïls on the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, September 1, 2017
Friday, September 1, 2017   

Olympic Classes - World Sailing Ranking Lists - September 2017

 Olympic Classes - World Sailing Ranking Lists - September 2017 Changes on top only in the 49erFX car the Olympian Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA have been replaced by Charlotte Dobson/Sophie Ainsworth GBR lacking activity during the past month. With some major events on the program in September - the World Championships in the Finns, Nacra 17 and the two Skiff classes - changes will certainly occur in an month's time.
All ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, August 25, 2017
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, August 21, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017   

Windsurfing - Slalom und Formula Swiss Championship - Silvaplana - Final results

 Windsurfing - Slalom und Formula Swiss Championship - Silvaplana - Final results As already on Saturday, a Northwind was blowing down from the Julier Pass across the small Lake Silvaplana, and after the cancellation of the Jubilee Engadine Surf Marathon, the final Slalom and Formula races had to be cancelled as well.
After seven runs, Wojtek Brzozowski POL won the Formula Championship ahead of Elia Colombo SUI and Richard Stauffacher. In the women, Franziska Stauffacher SUI was first ahead of Karin Jaggi SUI. Only two Slalom heats were completed and the podiums are in the men's Sebastian Kördel GER ahead of Jordy Vonk NED and Richard Stauffacher SUI, in the women's Karin Jaggi SUI ahead of Elena De Geus NED and Franziska Stauffacher SUI.
The news and all ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, August 20, 2017
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