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.
Wind- & Kitesurfing
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, October 7, 2019
Théo De Ramecourt FRA was the superior winner of the Foil-Kite World Series Final in Cagliari ITA ahead of Nico Parlier FRA and Connor Bainbridge GBR. The overall World Series title went to Axel Mazella FRA, as Toni Vodisek SLO, winner of all 2019 events so far, was forced to retire from the competition with a shoulder injury. ----- Daniela Moroz USA on rank 18 was once more the best of the 24 woman competing in the mixed fleet. She won not only the Sardinia Grand Slam but also the World Series title, the only big Trophy she did not get so far in her young career. Julia Damasiewicz POL and Breiana Whitehead AUS finished as 2nd and 3rd in the female rankings. ----- The fresh Mistral breeze from the shore and flat waters made racing extremely fast with top speeds above 40kn. ----- The ranking lists and the final report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, October 6, 2019
With Toni Vodisek SLO, overall Worldcup leader eliminated due to an injury, the French are dominating the competition in Cagliari ITA. Théo de Ramecourt FRA slightly extended his lead on Nico Parlier FRA rank 2. Axel Mazella FRA follows on the 4th position and is on a safe track to win the 2019 Worldcup. ----- Daniela Moroz USA, rank 16 overall, remains by far the best women among the 64 participants from 19 nations and 4 continents. ----- An up to 20kn breeze from the shore prevailed again during the Foil-Kite Worldcup Final on Sardinia. ----- The results, the news and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, October 5, 2019
Daniela Moroz USA remained a class of her own clearly leading the women foil-kiters ahead of Julia Damasiewicz POL. ----- In the men fleet, the winner of all three Worldcup events so far, Toni Vodisek SLO, age 17, was forced to abandon the competition due to a shoulder injury after a spill yesterday. Racing for the Worldcup title are now Théo de Ramecourt FRA, keeping the first place, as well as the closely following Connor Bainbridge GBR, Nico Parlier FRA and Axel Mazella FRA on the ranks 2 to 4. ----- Five races were held yesterday at this Worldcup Final in an initial 9kn wind increasing to up to 20kn during the day. ----- The news and the event facebook page.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, October 4, 2019
Théo De Ramecourt FRA has taken the lead at the Kitefoil Gold Cup yesterday, as the overall Worldcup leader Toni Vodisek SLO, age 17, had to leave out two races due to equipment failures. Axel Mazella FRA closely follows on second. ----- In the women, Daniela Moroz USA is again clearly in front ahead of Julia Damasiewicz POL, age 14. ----- 30kn winds from the shore prevailed allowing to held six perfect races on flat water at speeds of up to 37kn ! The news. The results were not yet posted this morning UTC.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Daniela Moroz USA proved untouchable over the four days of racing with 18 bullets in 19 races, winning the Open Formula Kite European title in the 30 women rider fleet. Ellie Aldridge GBR on 2nd won the European crown. Breiana Whitehead AUS and Valeria Garashchenko RUS finished 3rd and 4th overall. ----- Axel Mazella FRA seized the European title after intense races ahead of Toni Vodisek SLO and Theo de Ramecourt FRA. ----- Shifty breezes of around 12kts and flat waters prevailed on the gulf off Torregrande beach. ----- The final report, the event website and the video of the final day.
End of October at the World Sailing Annual Meeting, not only the World Sailors of the Year will be announced, but also the 2019 Team of the Year Award will be presented with entries from Australia, Switzerland and the USA in the running. The nominees are the Swiss Alinghi Team, the Australian SailGP Team, Wild Oats XI of Australia, and the American boat Wizard. ----- The report with all details.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, October 1, 2019
End of October, the World Sailors of the Year will be announced at the World Sailing Annual Meeting. The nominees are in the Women, the PWA windsurfer Délphine Cousin FRA, the Hansa 303 Disabled Sailing World Champion Violeta del Reino ESP and Anne-Marie Rindom DEN, the Laser Radial World- and European Champion, as well as in the Men, Antoine Albeau FRA, multiple PWA Windsurf World Champion, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS, multiple 470 World Champions, Marco Gradoni ITA, triple Optimist World Champion and Francis Joyon FRA, winner of the Route de Rhum. ----- The report with details on the nominees.
Twenty internationally renowned windsurfers are participating in the Paris 2024 Men and Women Windsurfer sea trials from 29 September to 3 October 2019 held out of Circolo Surf Torbole on Lake Garda. Seven applications from class associations and manufacturers wishing to participate in the sea trials have been received. ----- Based on the reports after the tests, the new equipment - with or without foils - will be selected as proposal to Council at the World Sailing Annual Meeting in a month from now. ----- Among the testers are top windsurfers such as the RS:X World Champion Lilian De Geus NED or Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL. In the Men test squad is also Elia Colombo SUI. ----- The illustrated report of day one and the preview of World Sailing with details on boards and test drivers.
Perfect Westwind conditions prevailed on Lake Geneva over the past weekend for the final Round of the 2019 Swiss Windsurfing Tour. In a breeze exceeding 20kn and a good wave, 5 foiling Course races and 3 Slalom heats could be completed. ----- Winner in both disciplines was the former Olympian Richard Stauffacher SUI ahead of Toni Wilhelm GER. ----- The ranking lists and the report with photos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, September 29, 2019
The morning Northwind did not fill in on the final day of the RS:X Windsurfing World Championship on Lake Garda ITA, and the final fleetraces had to be cancelled. The best 10 female and male windsurfers ready for the Medal Races were kept waiting, and finally, around 3 p.m. one hour before the time limit, a light Ora breeze enabled racing for the Medals. ----- Yunxiu Lu CHN controlled the race in the RS:X women fleet, winning another important international title. The duel for Silver and Bronze went in favour of Katy Spychakov ISR replacing the defending Champion Lilian De Geus NED on rank 2. ----- The nine Olympic nations berths have been allocated to HKG, BRA, PER, FIN, MEX, HUN, TUR, USA und THA. ----- In the RS:X men, Kiran Badloe NED and Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED celebrated a double Dutch victory ...but this time in the opposite sequence compared to last year. Pierre Le Coq FRA dropped on rank 3. ----- The Olympic nation berth went to KOR, HKG, BLR, SUI, LTU, USA, CYP and CZE. ----- The final report and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, September 28, 2019
RS:X-Windsurfing - World Championship - Torbole ITA - Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI qualified for the 2020 Olympics
Finishing 4th in the only race of yesterday, Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI advanced on the 25th place overall and third of 8 nations contending for an Olympic berth behind Korea (8th place) and Belarus (23rd). As 9th and not yet qualified nation, Russia, rank 54, is over 120 points behind. Mateo has a 51st as discard and this means that the Hispano-Swiss has mastered the last hurdle for an Olympic qualification and will participate in the 2020 Olympics for the second time. Congratulations! ----- As expected, the lightweight Sanz-Lanz SUI could not keep up in the fresh winds of Lake Garda. In light winds, however, the Swiss is one of the world's best windsurfers. ----- The results.
Leader change on top of the RS:X women after the three races of yesterday, held in a well-estblished morning Peler, with Yunxiu Xu CHN, ranks 8/4/1, already dominator of the Olympic Test and the Worldcup events in Japan last month, replaced the defending Champion Lilian De Geus NED on rank 1, with a 6 point advantage before the Medal Race of today. Katy Spychakov ISR, 8 points back, remains in the fight for the title. The RS:X women Goldfleet ranking list. ----- 7 of the 9 Olympic nation berths were allotted after the Qualification races already. The two remaining slot will be decided in the last Silverfleet race today. Farah Hall USA (rank 3 Silverfleet, 154 pts) and Siripon Kaewduang-Ngam THA (rank 4, 160 pts) own the qualifying places, but Veerle Ten Have NZL (rank 5, 160 pts) and Gelly Skarlatou GRE (rank 6, 166 pts) are not far away. ----- The RS:X men completed at least one race in the slackening Northwind yesterday and remained ashore in the afternoon as the Ora failed to fill in. Kiran Badloe NED finished 3rd and extended the lead on Pierre Le Coq FRA to 5 points. Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED on 3rd is already 15 points back and will hardly have a chance for the title in the Medal Race of today. The RS:X men ranking list.----- Concerning the Olympic nation berths, a first decision was made in favour of Korea with Wonwoo Cho KOR qualified for the Medal Race. Good chances have also HKG (rank 13), BLR (23rd), SUI 25th) and LIT (33rd). The remaining 3 places are occupied at present by the USA (42nd), CZE (46th) and RUS (52nd), challenged by TUR (55th) and MEX (56th). ----- The daily news and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, September 27, 2019
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, September 26, 2019
Yesterday, Lilian De Geus NED took the overall lead in the RS:X women 3 points ahead of Yunxiu Lu CHN on 2nd. Marta Maggetti ITA is down on 3rd. ----- 7 of the 9 non-qualified nations for 2020 Olympia Tokyo made the cut for the Goldfleet. HKG, BRA, PER, FIN, MEX, HUN and TUR secured herewith the nations berth for the Olympic regatta. ----- In the RS:X men, Pierre Le Coq FRA defended his first place over Kiran Badloe NED 2 points behind. The persuers, led by Piotr Myszka POL, are 11 and more points back. ----- 13 not yet qualified 2020 contenders will continue racing in the Goldfleet with the goal to get one of the 8 Olympic berths, i.e. KOR, HKG, SUI, BLT, LIT, CYP, USA, RUS,HUN, TUR, CZE, MEX und MLT. Hong Kong on rank 15 is the best placed candidate. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI on an interim rank 24th and 3rd nation will be fighting for a place at the Games. ----- Three races were completed yesterday - two in the morning in a 15k Northwind and one in the afternoon in 5-18kn Ora. Seven races (Final Series and Medal Races) with the fleets split in Gold and Silver fleets
will be held until Saturday. ----- The report with links to the results.
will be held until Saturday. ----- The report with links to the results.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, September 25, 2019
After the three races on the opening day, Pierre Le Coq FRA has taken the lead in the RS:X men windsurfers ahead of Kiran Badloe NED and Tom Squires GBR. In the fight for the remaining eight 2020 Olympic nations berths had Hongkong (rank 8), the USA (10th), South Korea (14th) and Belarus (15th the best start. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI on rank 26 brought Switzerland as 5th nation among the qualifying candidates, 3 points in front of Lituania. ----- In the RS:X women windsurfers, Marta Maggetti ITA is on top 3 points ahead of Emma Wilson GBR, Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL and Maya Morris ISR on the ranks 2 to 4. Best of the so far in the Pre-Olympics and Worldcup in Japan dominating Chinese women is Peina Chen CHN on rank 10. ----- Three races were held yesterday on Lake Garda in both fleets, the men in a 12-16kn Peler (Northwind) and the women in an intital 10kn, freshening to 15kn Ora (Southwind) in the afternoon. ----- The news with the ranking lists.