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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   

Olympic Games - Rio de Janeiro BRA - our special pages

 Olympic Games - Rio de Janeiro BRA - our special pages The start to the first races of the Rio 2016 Olympics will be given in 17 days from now. The two Laser fleets and the Windsurfers will be the first events on the program. As 4 and 8 years ago, sailing-news will inform extensively and continuously on the regattas in text and if avaiable real-time livestream.
The interest of sailing enthusiasts around the world for continuous bundled and up-to-date information will be high, and the number of visitors of our pages will more as double during the Games.
This is the ideal moment to advertise on our pages. Different formats can be booked. Banners are available for weekly postings as well.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, July 10, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016   (Image © Robert Hajduk)

Windsurfing - RS:X European Championship 2016 - Helsinki FIN - Final results

 Windsurfing - RS:X European Championship 2016 - Helsinki FIN - Final results A thick fog delayed the start of the Medal Races in Helsinki yesterday, but with a light breeze filling in, it cleared off and the French windsurfers had their day.
Inspite of a 13 points' deficit, Thomas Goyard FRA replaced the leading Kieran Holmes GBR on top of the RS:X men. Pawel Tarnowski POL, 3rd, just made the podium with a 2nd Medal Race rank and Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI at equal points had to content himself with rank 4..
French was the victory also in the Medal Race of the RS:X women with Charline Picon FRA grasping the European title. Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL at equal points, leader during the entire Championship, dropped on rank 2. The Youth World Champion Stefania Elfutina RUS finished on the 3rd place.
The decisions in the Men Youth Championship seemed to be clear considering the points' gaps, but the Medal Race brought an overthrow on the podium. Titouan Le Bosq FRA won the race and moved up on rank 1 overall one point ahead of Tal Zadok ISR. Sil Hoekstra NED jumped on the podium as 3rd only 2 points behind the winner. In the Women Youth, Noi Driham ISR defended her first place and Maya Morris ISR completed the Israeli success as 2nd. Maryam Sekhpsyian RUS earned Bronze.
The event website with all results (the Men's rankings were not yet available early this morning), the final report and the videos.
Sunday, July 10, 2016   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Wave - Pozo Izquierdo ESP - Final results

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Wave - Pozo Izquierdo ESP - Final results The breeze was almost gone on Gran Canaria yesterday after the two stormy high-wind days, and the Double Elimination started the day before could not be concluded. Daida Moreno ESP in the women and Victor Fernandez ESP in the men are therefore the winners of the first PWA Wave Worldcup event of the year. All details on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, July 9, 2016
Saturday, July 9, 2016   (Image © Robert Hajduk)

Windsurfing - RS:X European Championship 2016 - Helsinki FIN - Day 5

 Windsurfing - RS:X European Championship 2016 - Helsinki FIN - Day 5 The Final Series leading to the Medal Races of today were concluded yesterday again in moderate 8-12 kn conditions. In three of the four different events, the overall winner seems to be predecided.
Kieran Holmes GBR goes with a 13 points' advantage on Thomas Goyard FRA to the Medal Race of the RS:X men and 7th place will be good enough for the title. On the 3rd place with an 11 points backlog on rank 2 follows Przemyslav Miarczynski POL, who will have to defend the Bronze Medal against Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI, as best yesterday now only 2 points behind rank 3.
Leader in the Youth Boys is Tal Zadok ISR 9 points ahead of Titouan Le Bosq FRA. The ranks 2-6 are separated by 6 points only.
An Israelian victory is also to expect in the Youth Girls with Noy Drihan ISR 13 points ahead of Mariam Sekhposyan RUS. Only 2 points behind follows Maya Morris GBR.
Three athletes will fight for the title in the RS:X women: Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL still leads but her advantage on Stefania Elfutina RUS has melted on 2 points and also Charline Picon FRA 6 points behind Gold could still grasp the title.
The event website with all ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Saturday, July 9, 2016   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Wave - Pozo Izquierdo ESP - Day 6

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Wave - Pozo Izquierdo ESP - Day 6 The Single Eliminations were concluded yesterday in perfect up to 40 kn conditions. Winner in the Women's was the local Daida Moreno ESP who defeated Sara-Quita Offringa NED (Aruba), for the first time in a Wave Final and apparently starting to challenge the eternally leading Moreno twins. Offringa eliminated Iballa Moreno ESP in the Semi Final. The outcome in the Men's was very close with Victor Fernandez ESP winning 0,25 points ahead of Philipp Köster GER. The qualifications for the Double Eliminations were started, to be concluded today with the Final results. Reports, photos and results are available as always on the well updated and presented PWA website.
Saturday, July 9, 2016   (Image © Martina Orsini)

GC32 - Garda Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Day 4

 GC32 - Garda Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Day 4 Top 'Ora' conditions around 20 kn prevailed yesterday on Lake Garda during the four GC32-catamaran races. It was the day of the Swiss 'Team Tilt' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI steering and Glenn Ashby AUS on the main sail. With the ranks 1/1/2/2, the replaced Franck Cammas FRA and his 'Norauto'-Team on top. 'Gunvor Sailing' (the 'Artemis' development team) with Francesco Bruni ITA steering for the first time advanced on rank 3.
The news with results and the video of the day.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, July 8, 2016
Friday, July 8, 2016   (Image © Robert Hajduk)

Windsurfing - RS:X European Championship 2016 - Helsinki FIN - Day 4

 Windsurfing - RS:X European Championship 2016 - Helsinki FIN - Day 4 Rain and cool temperatures down to max. 14°C prevailed yesterday in Finland after a major weather change. But with 7-14 kn, the wind remained perfect for another three races per fleet without changing the overall positions on top.
Thomas Goyard FRA remained first in the RS:X men 2 points ahead of Kieran Holmes GBR on rank 2. Another 2 points back follows Przemyslav Miarczyinski POL, he too still a hot contender for the title.
In the RS:X women, the advantage of Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL is now 15 points, and most probably, Charline Picon FRA and one point behind Stefania Elfutina RUS will have nothing left but Silver and Bronze.
The event website with all ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Friday, July 8, 2016   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Wave - Pozo Izquierdo ESP - Day 5

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Wave - Pozo Izquierdo ESP - Day 5 The expected big breeze in Pozo Izquierdo ESP finally filled in with up to 50 kn yesterday. After the youth competitions, the professionals started with the initial runs of the First Eliminations. In both gender fleets, the favorites qualified further. Today, probably again in strong winds, the Quarter Finals will be sailed. We cover the competition during the day in the livestream window on top of our news page. For more detail, visit the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, July 7, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016   (Image © Robert Hajduk)

RS:X-Windsurfing - European Championship 2016 - Helsinki FIN - Day 3

 RS:X-Windsurfing - European Championship 2016 - Helsinki FIN - Day 3 The Olympic Windsurfer European Championship in Helsinki continued yesterday in a 9-14 kn wind.
Clear leader in the RS:X-women remains Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL extending her lead on 14 points on Charline Picon FRA 2nd. The U21 Junior Stefania Elfutina RUS follows on the 3rd place.
The Open Youth men sailing in a separate fleet have now completed the six qualification races. Tom Reuveny ISR leads ahead of Tal Zadok ISR 2nd and Camille Bouyer FRA 3rd. After four races, the RS:X men fleet will be split in a Gold- and a Silverfleet today. Thomas Goyard FRA leads ahead of Kieran Holmes GBR and Prszemyslav Miarczynski POL.
All fleets have now 6 Final Series races on the program, The medal races follow on Saturday.
The event website with all ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Thursday, July 7, 2016   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Wave - Pozo Izquierdo ESP - Day 4

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Wave - Pozo Izquierdo ESP - Day 4 Wind and waves were not adequate again in Pozo Izquierdo ESP to initiate the Wave Worldcup event of the professional PWA drivers yesterday. However, Youth windsurfers demonstrated their skills in various age categories (the youngest 12-13 years). Details as always on the PWA website. Today, the weather and wind forecast looks promising to finally start the Worldcup event, to be followed live on this webpage.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016   

Windsurfing - RS:X European Championship 2016 - Helsinki FIN - Day 2

The RS:X windsurfing Europeans continued in Helsinki FIN yesterday in a moderate breeze around 10 kn. The men sailed two races, the women kicked-off the competition with three heats.
Winning both races in his Group, Thomas Goyard FRA took the lead in the RS:X men. Kieran Holmes GBR, day ranks 1 and 2 in his Group, follows one point behind the French Olympian. Przemyslav Miarczynski POL dropped on rank 3.
Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL, day ranks 1/1/2, is the clear leader in the RS:X women. Isobel Hamilton GBR on the 2nd place is already 10 points behind. Charline Picon FRA follows on rank 3.
The daily news, the videos and the event website with all ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016   

RS:X-Windsurfing - European Championship 2016 - Helsinki FIN - Day 1

Yesterday began the RS:X windsurfer European Championship in Helsinki FIN, the last test before the Olympic Regattas next month. Only one race could be completed.
In the RS:X men, Pawel Tarnowski POL and Prszemyslav Miarczynski POL were the winners in their Groups. Kieran Holmes GBR and Thomas Goyard FRA follow as 2nd.
The RS:X women will start their championship today.
The event website with the ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, June 13, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016   (Image © Pedro Martinez)

Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Weymouth GBR - Final results

 Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Weymouth GBR - Final results Good conditions prevailed yesterday on the last day of the Weymouth Olympic Classes Worldcup Regatta and the Medal Races were sailed in an up to 16 kn breeze. Changes happened on top of some classes.
Sime Fantela/Igor Marenic CRO were the profiteers of the duel between the jointly leading Patience/Grube GBR and Xammar/Herp ESP winning the Medal Race and moving up on top of the 470 men. The British ladies dominated the Medal Race of the 470 women and herewith also the overall rankings. Hannah Mills/Saskia Clarke GBR won ahead of Weguelin/McIntyre GBR tied with Seabright/Carpenter GBR. On 4th with the same number of points are the former leaders Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI.
In the 49ers, the winners were Logan Dunning/Jack Simpson NZL followed by Fletcher/Sign GBR and Pink/Bithell GBR. In spite of winning the Medal Race of the 49ersFX, Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL did not climb on top. One point behind Charlotte Dobson/Sophie Ainsworth GBR, they had to content themselves with rank 2. The winners of the Swedish duel for rank 3 were Gross/Jonsson SWE.
In the Finns, it was once more Giles Scott GBR taking Gold ahead of Jonathan Lobert FRA and Max Salminen SWE. Ben Saxton/Nicola Groves GBR finished first in the Nacra 17 in front of Paul Kohlhoff/Caroline Werner GER and Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA.
Toni Wilhelm GER won the Medal Race and clearly remained on top of the RS:X men windsurfers. The 2nd place of Peina Chen CHN in the RS:X women windsurfers was good enough for a superior victory.
See Laser results in a separate news text.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Monday, June 13, 2016   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Slalom - Roses ESP - Final results

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Slalom - Roses ESP - Final results Long waiting ashore as on the previous days, but finally at the end of the day, enough wind filled in to complete at least the Second Elimination. Finishing 4th in the Final, Pierre Mortefon FRA took the overall victory and moved up on top of the Annual PWA Slalom Worldcup Rankings. All details on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, June 12, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016   (Image © Pedro Martinez)

Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Weymouth GBR - Day 4

 Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Weymouth GBR - Day 4 All classes sailed the planned program at the Weymouth Worldcup in a 6-10 kn wind yesterday.
The 470s competed three races per fleet. In the 470 men, Luke Patience/Chris Grube GBR defended their first place, but the best of the day, Jordi Xammar/Joan Herp ESP, joined them on top points-wise. Still candidates for the overall victory are Fantela/Marenic CRO on 3rd with a 6 points' backlog before today's Medal Race. In the 470 women, Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI reclaimed the first place at equal points with the English Olympia team Hannah Mills/Saskia Clarke GBR. On the 3rd place with an 8 points' deficit follow Seabright/Carpenter GBR.
Logan Dunning/Jack Simpson NZL have a solid 15 points' advantage in the 49ers before the Medal Race. Przybytek/Kolodzinski POL, Fletcher/Sign GBR and Pink/Bithell GBR will fight for Silver and Bronze. Fully open is the situation in the 49ersFX, where Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL have a 2 points' lead on Julia Gross/CeciliaJonsson SWE.
Giles Scott GBR moved on top of the Finns one point ahead of Ben Cornish GBR. 4, respectively 5 points behind, Max Salminen SWE and Jonathan Lobert FRA will fight for the Medals as well. Ben Saxton/Nicola Groves GBR added three bullets on their results' sheet as overall leaders in the Nacra 17, 6 points ahead of Paul Kohlhoff/Carolina Werner GER on rank 2, and 13 points ahead of Bissarro/Sicouri ITA on rank 3.
In the RS:X men, Toni Wilhelm GER defended his first place ahead of Chunzhuang Liu CHN nd Aichen Wang CHN. 10 points is the lead of Peina Chen CHN in the RS:X women on Isobel Hamilton GBR.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Today, starting at 10 a.m. UTC, the Medal Races can be followed live on this website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, June 11, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016   (Image © Pedro Martinez)

Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Weymouth GBR - Day 3

 Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Weymouth GBR - Day 3 Light winds prevailed also on the third day of the Weymouth Olympic Worldcup Regatta, and a reduced program only was sailed.
The 470 men completed only one race with Luke Patience/Chris Grube GBR as winners, taking the overall lead ahead of Fantela/Marenic CRO and Fock/Dackhammer SWE. Winners of the day in the 470 women were Carrie Smith/Jaime Ryan AUS, moving up on rank 4. Sophie Weguelin/Eilin McIntyre GBR are now the sole leaders one point ahead of Hanna Mills7Saskia Clarke GBR, and another point on Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler now on 3rd.
Two races were sailed by the 49ers with Dylan Fletcher/Alan Sign GBR on the ranks 1 and 2, taking the overall lead. Przybytek/Kolodsinski POL are 2nd, Dunning/Simpson NZL 3rd. No races for the 49ersFX, where Ericson/Klinga SWE are leading after the opening day.
In the Finns, the sole leader is Ben Cornish GBR ahead of Giles Scott GBR and Max Salminen SWE. The Nacra 17 sailed two races, and Paul Kohlhoff/Carolina Werner GER replaced Luke Ramsey/Nicola Gierke CAN on top.
With two bullets, Toni Wilhelm GER took the lead in the RS:X men windsurfers, while Peina Chen CHN continued with her flawless series in the RS:X women windsurfers with two race wins. Isobel Hamilton GBR follows on rank 2.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the event website.
Saturday, June 11, 2016   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Slalom - Roses ESP - Day 4

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Slalom - Roses ESP - Day 4 The PWA Worldcup Slalom drivers were called to the Briefing at 6 a.m., but in vain, as the morning breeze from the land failed to fill in at the Costa Brava ESP. No races could be sailed during the rest of the day. Up to now, only the First Elimination has been completed with Pierre Mortefon FRA as winner. All other details on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, June 10, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016   (Image © Pedro Martinez)

Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Weymouth GBR - Day 2

 Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Weymouth GBR - Day 2 Lack of wind reduced the program on the opening day to only one race of the RS:X windsurfers, and yesterday a thick fog disturbed racing at the Weymouth Worldcup event. Finally in the afternoon, the fleets went off in a 10-15 kn wind.
In the 470 men, three races were completed and with the discard already activated, the top boats are closely together. Sofian Bouvet/Jérémy Mion FRA are first with a one points lead on Schmid/Reichstädter AUT and 2 on Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS. In the 470 women, three teams share the lead: Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI are on top with the ranks 3/1 ahead of Mills/ Clark GBR (1/3) and Weguelin/Ainsworth GBR (2/2).
In the 49ers, Logan Dunnin/Jack Simpson NZL booked four top-ten finishes and lead one point ahead of Botin/Lopez ESP. Lise Ericsson/Hanna Klinga SWE, winners of the Hyères Worldcup in April, took the lead in the 49ersFX one point ahead of Gross/Jonsson SWE. Dobson/Ainsworth GBR follow as 3rd.
The favorite Giles Scott GBR has taken the first position in the small Finn fleet right from the beginning, however shared with Ben Cornish GBR. Fabien Pic FRA follows on rank 3. In the Nacra 17, Luke Ramsey/Nikola Gierke CAN are on top 4 points ahead of Besson/Riou FRA and another 2 points of Kohlhoff/Werner GER.
The light to moderate wind so far was welcomed by the Chinese windsurfers. In the RS:X men, Chunzhuang Liu CHN and Aichen Wang CHN are on the ranks 2 and 3 behind the leader Toni Wilhelm GER, and in the RS:X women, Peina Chen CHN won all 3 races of the day.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, June 9, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016   

Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Weymouth GBR - Day 1

 Olympic Worldcup 2016 - Weymouth GBR - Day 1 Only very light winds showed up on the first day of the last 2016 Worldcup event before the Rio Games on the Olympic waters of Weymouth GBR. Only the RS:X windsurfers were on the water sailing one race late in the afternoon. Aichen Wang CHN was the winner ahead of Toni Wilhelm GER and Liu Chunzhuang CHN. Most top cracks are not competing in Weymouth, and only 16 participants from 8 nations are on the entry list.
The results and the daily news. Today, all classes will be racing and the competition can be followed over live tracking or the live blog starting on 10h UTC.
Thursday, June 9, 2016   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Slalom - Roses ESP - Day 2

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2016 - Slalom - Roses ESP - Day 2 Tuesday was the first day of the PWA Worldcup Slalom in Roses at the Costa Brava, and the first Elimination was concluded in good conditions with Pierre Mortefon FRA as winner. Yesterday, the wind was very light and only the Qualifications of the Second Elimination have been sailed.
All details on the PWA website.
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