In Enoshima the races of the day are over, the skiffs, the windsurfers and the Nacra 17 have finished their qualifications for tomorrow's Medal Races. But the first medal lists are already fixed: Yunxiu Lu CHN leads the RS:X-Windsurferinnen by 17 points and has a medal for sure. Katy Spychakov ISR could overtake her theoretically as the only one. There will probably be a Chinese victory at the RS:X-Windsurfer as well, the lead of Mengfan Gao CHN is 16 points. In the Nacra-17-Catamarans Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA are only 2 points ahead of John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR. In 49er the Olympic champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL lead with 13 points. In 49erFX Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA moved up to one point to the leading Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR. All rankings.
Wind- & Kitesurfing
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Racing has been underway in Japan this morning UTC with the Windsurfers, Nacra 17 and 49er Skiffs concluding the qualifications for the Medal Races of tomorrow. The conditions are similar to yesterday with an initial 10kn wind increasing to 18kn during the day. ----- The preview. The updated results will be posted during this morning UTC on the event website.
Good sailing conditions with an up to 15kn breeze prevailed yesterday in Japan, but the challenging courses tactically difficult and some surprises occurred. ----- In the 470 men, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS extended their lead on 5 points. ----- In the 470 women, Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN have taken the lead. ----- As best of the day, Beresz Zsombor HUN moved up on first in the Finns. Finishing 3/2/2, Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL were the best in the 49ers. ----- In the 49ersFX, Charlotte Dobson/Sakia Tidey GBR increased their point advantage. 4 races were held by the Nacras 17 with Rugero Tia/Caterina Banti ITA on 1st controlling the fleet. ----- Yunxiu Lu CHN has now an 11 point lead in the RS:X women. ----- Chinese lead in the RS:X mden as well with Mengfan Gao CHN on top. ----- See separate news text below for the Lasers. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, August 19, 2019
Racing is already underway this morning UTC and the RS:X windsurfers have completed their program. ----- Leader change in the RS:X men with Mengfan Gao CHN new on rank 1. Thomas Goyard FRA on 2nd is 4, Mattia Camboni ITA as 3rd 5 points behind. ----- In the RS:X women, Yunxiu Lu CHN extended her lead on 12 points. Katy Spychakow ISR is on rank 2, Charline Picon FRA follows on 3rd 2 more points back. ----- The wind forecast is not very favorable. By noon, more results may be available on the event website. The media coverage by World Sailing for an event of this importance does not meet the minimum standards by far !
After the rough, windy opening day, light winds prevailed yesterday Sunday in Japan and only a reduced program could be held. ----- Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Jolanta Ogar POL won the only 470 women race and advanced on rank 1. ----- Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP defended their lead in the 470 men. ----- After the two races yesterday, Przybytek/Kolodzinski POL moved on rank 1 in the 49ers. ----- Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR defended their first place in the 49ersFX. ----- Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA extended their lead in the Nacra 17 on 7 points. ----- In the Finns, the Olympic Champion Giles Scott GBR is new on top. ------ Yunxiu Lu CHN won also the light wind race and here overall lead in the RS:X women after two days is already 11 points. ----- No change in the RS:X me with Thomas Goyard FRA remaining on rank 1. ----- Laser result see separate news below. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, August 18, 2019
After the two or three races per class on the opening day of the Olympic test event in Enoshima JPN in a fresh wind around 20kn and big waves, the sailing conditions today Sunday are moderate with a 10kn breeze this morning UTC. Racing has been underway already and in most classes, the favorites have taken the command. Updated results should be available by noon, provided the organiser succeed to run the IT system. ----- In the 470s, Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP are on top of the Men rankings, and Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN lead in the Women. In the Finns, Zsombor Beresz HUN and Nicholas Heiner NED share the lead. In the RS:X windsurfers, Thomas Goyard FRA in the Men and Yunxiu Lu CHN in the Women are on the ranks 1. Finishing 2 of the 3 heats on top, Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL are the clear leaders in the 49ers, as did Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR with 2 bullets in 3 heats in the 49ersFX as well. Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA hold the first place in the Nacra 17. See separate news below for Laser results. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, August 17, 2019
Racing commences today at Ready Steady Toyko - Sailing with 355 athletes from 47 nations. The Swiss Team is represented with all Olympia candidates. ----- No results and informations are available this morning at press deadline. First results will be available around noon on the event website. With Typhoon Krosa passing through the island yesterday, today will see extropical cyclone conditions, with relatively strong south-southwesterly winds and waves gradually decreasing throughout the day.----- The official preview and the report of the Swiss Team.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, August 12, 2019
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, August 11, 2019
The RS:X Windsurfer Youth World Championship in St-Petersburg RUS was concluded yesterday with the Medal Races held in a light 5-8kn wind. ----- Israel confirmed the three podium positions in the Boys fleet with Eyal Zror ISR as winner ahead of Daniel Tashtash ISR and Ruven Hillel ISR. The defending champion Fabien Pianazza FRA on rank 5 was 6 points behind a Medal. ----- Change on rank one in the Girls, as Yana Reznikova RUS, winning the Medal Race, replaced the long-time leader Manon Pianazza FRA on top, leaving her Silver only. Bronze went to Naama Greenberg ISR. ----- The ranking lists and the final report.
Again, not enough wind and waves on Teneriffa ESP to continue the PWA Wave Worldcup event. Up to now only four heats could be completed. The fleet is desperately hoping for a perfect last day, as the weather forecast annonced a 25-30kn wind. All details on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, August 10, 2019
Yesterday, the Qualifications for Medal Races of the RS:X Youth Worlds in St-Petersburg RUS today were concluded with another three races. In the Boys, three Israeli are on top of the rankings with Eyal Zror ISR 2 points ahead of Daniel Tashtash ISR and another 2 points behind Ruven Hillel ISR. Medal chances have also Alexandros Kalpogiannakis GRE and Fabien Pianazza FRA. ----- In the Girls, Manon Pianazza FRA has a 3 point lead on Yana Reznikova RUS. Naam Greenberg ISR follows on rank 3. ----- The ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Yesterday, the Medal Races were held at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 for the Men and Women events. CAN earned one Gold with Sarah Douglas (Laser Radial) and one Bronze Medal with Alexander Heinzemann/Justin Barnes CAN (49ers). ----- The USA earned three Silver Medals with Charlotte Rose (Laser Radial), Pedro Pascual (RS:X men windsurfers) and Stephanie Roble/Maragret Shea USA (49erFX), as well as a Bronze Medal with Charlie Buckingham (Laser Standard). ----- The Mixed and Open event Medal Races will follow today Saturday. ----- Please link on the updated results overview of all North American sailors/teams and check the US Sailing daily update for news details. ----- Hereafter, the Pan American Games Medal Winners in the Men and Women events. ----- Lasers Standard: 1st Juan Maegli GUA, 2nd Bruno Fontes BRA, 3rd Charlie Buckingham USA ----- Laser Radial: 1st Sarah Douglas CAN, 2nd Charlotte Rose USA, 3rd Lucia Falascia ARG. ----- 49ers: 1st Marco Grael/Gabriel Borges BRA, 2nd Klaus and Yago Lange ARG, 3rd Alexander Heinzemann/Justin Barnes CAN. ----- 49ersFX: 1st Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA, 2nd Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA, 3rd Victoria Travascio/Sol Branz ARG. ----- RS:X men windsurfers: 1st Bautista Saubidet ARG, 2nd Pedro Pascual USA, 3rd Mack Eerenbeemt ARU. ----- RS:X women windsurfers: 1st Patricia Freitas BRA, 2nd Celia Tejerina ARG, 3rd Maria Bazo PER. ----- Today on the program are the Medal Races for the Snipes with Ernesto Rodriguez/Hallie Schiffmann USA, 4pts ahead of Ricardo Fabini/Florencia Parnizari URU, the Nacras-17 with Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis USA 6 points ahead of a tied duo with Matep Majdalani/Eugenia Bosco ARG and Samuel Albrecht/Gabriela Nicolino BRA, the Lightnings with Claudio Biekarch/Isabel Ficker/Gunnar Ficker BRA and Javier Conte/Paula Salerno/Ignacio Giammona ARG tied on top, the Sunfish with Matheus Dellagnelo BRA 4pts ahead of Luke Ramsay CAN and the Kites with Bruno Lobo BRA 1st, Nicolas Landauer URU 2nd and William Cyr USA 3rd solidly on the respective Medal ranks. ----- The daily schedule with links to the ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, August 9, 2019
After the Youth Wave Competition, the PWA Professionals started to their Wave Eliminations on Wednesday, but the unusual light winds allowed for 5 heats only. Yesterday, the wind was completely missing. ----- The details on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, August 8, 2019
Calms prevailed yesterday in St-Petersburg RUS contrasting the fresh breeze of day one. The eventual 5-8kn breeze asked for much pumping to finish the three races finally completed to conclude the Qualification phase for Gold and Silver in the Boys fleet. As best of the day, Eyal Zror ISR has taken the lead in the Boys fleet. In the Girls, Manon Pianazza FRA is the new leader. ----- The results and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, August 7, 2019
The PWA Wave Worldcup event on Teneriffa ESP began last Monday with the Youth races. Winner in the U17 Final was Liam Dunkerbeck ESP defeating Lennart Neubauer GER. In the U15 competition, Hayata Ishii JPN was the winner. ----- Today, the professionals will start to their eliminations. ----- All details on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, August 5, 2019
After the first races of the 49ers and 49ersFX on Saturday, five other classes joined the competion at the 2019 PanAm Games in Peru yesterday. ----- In the RS:X men windsurfers, Pedro Pascual USA and Bautista Saubidet ARG share the lead with the ranks 1 and 2 each. ---- In the RS:X women windsurfers, Patricia Freitas BRA and Celia Tejerina ARG were the two race winners. ----- In the Snipe (mixed),Ernesto Rodriguez/Hallie Schiffmann USA finished first in front of Antonio Poncell/Jesus M. Seguel CHI. ---- Winners in the Nacra-17 (mixed), Samuel Albrecht/Gabriela Nicolino BRA are first ahead of Mateo Majdalanin/Eugenia Bosco ARG. ----- In the Lightnings, Felipe Robles/Andrés Guevara/Paula Herman CHI are leading ahead of Jody Swanson/Ian Jones/Dennis Dieball USA. ----- All ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, August 4, 2019
The Sailing Competition at the 2019 Pan-Am-Games in Lima PER was initiated yesterday with the Skiff races. In the men and women events, the Brazilian Greal family had the upper hand. The Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA finished first in the 49erFX, Martine's brother Marco Grael BRA with Gabriel Borges BRA was the winner in the 49ers. ----- ----- Today, the Lasers, RS:X-Windsurfers, Nacra17-Cats and Lightnings will join the competition. ----- The ranking lists and the program.