International – Friday, November 24, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017   

Kite-Boarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 4

 Kite-Boarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 4 The last six Final races were held yesterday again in a moderate 10 to 12 kn seabreeze. Today, the Medal Races of the ten best are on the program.
Winning 5 of the 6 races - a race lasts for roughly 8min - Nico Parlier FRA dominated again and starts to the Medal Race with a 13pts lead on Oliver Bridge GBR. On rank 3 follows Axel Mazella FRA 4pts behind the Brit.
All the same in the women's category where the defending champion Daniela Moroz USA is a class of her own having won all heats so far. Alexia Fancelli FRA and Elena Kalinina RUS will fight for Silver and Bronze today.
The ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Friday, November 24, 2017   (Image © PWA John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2017 - Slalom, Foil - Noumea FRA - Day 4

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2017 - Slalom, Foil - Noumea FRA - Day 4 The last event of the 2017 PWA World Tour is underway in the French South Seas. In addition to the slaloms, an inaugural Foil Test is on the program.
The favorites lead in the Men's Slalom with Antoine Albeau FRA ahead of Matteo Iachino ITA and Pierre Montefon FRA.
In the Women's, Delphine Cousin FRA leads ahead of Sara-Quita Offringa NED and Lena Erskil TUR.
32 Foil-Windsurfers are racing with Gonzalo Costa ARG on first ahead of Thomas Goyard FRA. The Slalom cracks Albeau were eliminated in the qualifier rounds.
The PWA-website.
International – Thursday, November 23, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017   

Kite-Boarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 3, Daniela Moroz USA clear leader

 Kite-Boarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 3, Daniela Moroz USA clear leader After two qualification days and 12 races completed, the Finals with the fleet split in Gold-, Silber- and Bronze Groups began with 5 runs in an 8-12kn breeze. Nico Parlier FRA won three with a 19m2-kite replacing the so far dominating Oliver Bridge GBR on top. Axel Mazella FRA on rank 3 is closely behind. Johnny Heineken USA is 5th.
With 13 wins in 17 races, Daniela Moroz USA, age 17, is on a solid way to defend her Champion's title in the women's.
The results, the daily news and the videos.
International – Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017   

Star - Star Sailors League - Finals - Nassau BAH - the participants

 Star - Star Sailors League - Finals - Nassau BAH - the participants The Star Sailors League Final in Nassau BAH - again the best-attended sail race of the 2017 season with the top-10 of the Star ranking list challenged by top helmsmen from various Olympic classes, the America's Cup and the offshore scene - will begin in two weeks from now. New names on the Bahamas among others are this time Hamish Pepper NZL, Star World Champion and Team NZL America's Cupper, Francesco Bruni ITA, Starboat Champion and well-known big-boat tactician, the offshore and America's Cup crack Loïc Peyron FRA (with the Bronze Olympian Pascal Rambeau FRA) in a video-Interview after his first Star training on Lake Garda, and another premiere by the famous offshore record man Franck Cammas FRA. The Finn Class is represented by Ivan Gaspic SLO as well aas the two Junior Finn World Champions Oskari Muhonen FIN and Facundo Olezza ARG.
The official preview, the entry list and the event website.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017   

Kite-Boarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 2

 Kite-Boarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 2 Six qualification runs were held again in Muscat yesterday in ideal conditions, and the dominator was again Oliver Bridge GBR winning all heats in his Group, i.e. a total of 11 wins in 12 races after two days !! On the ranks 2 and 3 follow Nicolas Parlier FRA and Axel Mazella FRA. 51 participants from 21 nations.
In the women's, Daniela Moroz USA is the dominator among the 6 participants.
The ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the first day.
International – Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017   (Image © Toby Bromwich)

Kite-Boarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 1

 Kite-Boarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 1 The Kite Foiler World Championship 2017 began in Oman yesterday with six races per group in a moderate 10kn breeze.
Oli Bridge GBR, age 18, dominated his group winning 5 heats and taking the overall first place in the interim's rankings. His twin-brother Guy Bridge GBR finished 4 runs of the second group on top, as did Nico Parlier FRA in his group. Both share rank 2 overall.
In the women, the defending champion Daniele Moroz USA has taken the lead.
The news with the leading positions. The event website does not yet give the full ranking lists.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017   (Image © Pierrick Contin)

Beach-Catamaran - Cata-Cup - St-Barth FRA - Final results

 Beach-Catamaran - Cata-Cup - St-Barth FRA - Final results The St-Barth Cata-Cup was concluded yesterday with a round-the-island race with double-points. Iordanis Paschalidis/ Konstantinos Trigonis GRE were the winners and at the same time also taking the overall rankings. Gonzalez/Cruz ARG and De Mesmaker/Gagliani BEL followed on the ranks 2 and 3. Eric Le Bouedec/Jean-Richard Minardi SUI finished on the 10th place overall, Martin Jöhr/Joachim Piehl SUI on rank 31 among the 50 teams.
The ranking list, the final report and the videos.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017   

18-Footer - Spring Championship - Sydney AUS - Final results

 18-Footer - Spring Championship - Sydney AUS - Final results The 18-Footer Spring Championship 2017 ended on Sunday with the 7th and final race on Sydney Harbour. 'Triple M' with James Ward/Adam Gillson/Huon Oliver AUS finished 32sec in front. The overall victory went to 'Lumix' with Jordan Girdis/Lachlan Doyle/ Nathan Edwards AUS thanks to a 3rd place in the last race.
The news with results the the full video.
Next Sunday, the first race of the NSW-Championship will be sailed.
International – Sunday, November 19, 2017
International – Saturday, November 18, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017   

Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Speed Challenge - Lüderitz NAM

 Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Speed Challenge - Lüderitz NAM The wind condition in Lüderitz improve from day to day and on the coming weekend, the seabreeze will probably be at its peak. Yesterday, Sylvain Hoceini FRA was the fastest with 54,03 kn (100,03 km/h) becoming the sixth speed kiter passing the 100km/h barrier.
The news.The event facebook page has not yet been updated early this morning UTC.
Saturday, November 18, 2017   (Image © Pierrick Contin)

Beach-Catamaran - Cata-Cup - St-Barth FRA - Day 2

 Beach-Catamaran - Cata-Cup - St-Barth FRA - Day 2 Two other long-distances races were on the program yesterday on the French Caribbean island St-Barthelemy, both won by Demesmaeker/Gagliani BEL who moved up on rank 2 overall. The Tornado World Champions Iordanis Paschalidis/Konstantinos Trigonis GRE remain on top. Franck Cammas/Matthieu Vandame FRA stay on rank 3.
The ranking list, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, November 18, 2017   

Match Racing - Women's International Match Racing Series - Busan KOR - Day 5

 Match Racing - Women's International Match Racing Series - Busan KOR - Day 5 The third round of the Women's International Match Racing (WIM) in Busan KOR was concluded this morning UTC with the Semi Finals and Finals.
Trine Palluidan DEN, undefeated during the whole competition, surprisingly lost the Final against Lucy McGregor GBR with a 0-3 score. Winner in the Petite Final was Anna Östling SWE beating Pauline Courtois FRA 2-0.
The results and the videos.
International – Friday, November 17, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017   

Match Racing - Women's International Match Racing Series - Busan KOR - Day 4

 Match Racing - Women's International Match Racing Series - Busan KOR - Day 4 Yesterday, the Quarter Finals were on the program the WIM in Busan KOR. Anna Östling SWE, Lucy McGregor GBR, Pauline Courtois FRA and Trine Palludan DEN clearly qualified for the Semi Finals all with a 3-0 score. The Semis are already underway this morning UTC. The domination of the unbeaten Trine Palludan DEN continues with a 2-0 lead on Anna Östling SWE. The match Lucy McGregor GBR and Pauline Courtois FRA was 1-1 at press deadline this morning.
The results and the event website with reports.
Friday, November 17, 2017   

Beach-Catamarans - Cata-Tour - St-Barth FRA - Day 1

 Beach-Catamarans - Cata-Tour - St-Barth FRA - Day 1 The Cata-Cup on the French Caribbean island St-Barthelemy, attracting every year a number of teams to enjoy some warm and sunny days, began yesterday with a 20nm race around the island. The favorites have taken the lead with the Tornado World Champions Iordanis Paschalidis/ Konstantinos Trigkonis GRE as first, overtaking the constantly leading Pierre Le Clainche/Antoine Joubert FRA just before the finish line. On rank 3 followed Franck Cammas/Matthieu Vandame FRA. 49 teams from 12 nations participate.
The results, the news (in French) and the video of the day.
International – Thursday, November 16, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017   

Match Racing - Women's International Match Racing Series - Busan KOR - Day 3

 Match Racing - Women's International Match Racing Series - Busan KOR - Day 3 The Round Robin at the WIM in Busan was concluded this morning UTC and the Quarter Finals are now underway. The stellar winner of the Round Robin with 11-0 W/L, Trine Palludan DEN, will meet Sarah Parker AUS in the Quarters. The other three matches were all 1-0 at press deadline: Anna Östling SWE leads over Renée Groenveld NED, Lucy McGregor GBR over Caroline Sylvan SWE and Pauline Courtois FRA over Marinella Laaksonen FIN.
The results and the event website.
International – Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   

Match Racing - Women's International Match Racing Series - Busan KOR - Day 2

 Match Racing - Women's International Match Racing Series - Busan KOR - Day 2 Fresh and gusty winds prevailed on the second day of the Busan WIM Series. The Round Robin has not yet been completed but the positions are clear with Trine Paludan DEN on top with a 8-0 score. Lucy McGregor GBR has concluded the Round and occupies rank 2 with 8-3 W/L. Seven wins have Pauline Courtois FRA and Caroline Sylvan SWE.
The results and the daily news.
International – Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   

Speed-Kiting - Les Salins de Grimaud FRA - 57,97kn - new Kiteboard speed record

 Speed-Kiting - Les Salins de Grimaud FRA - 57,97kn - new Kiteboard speed record Not only in Namibia, but also in the Camargue/South of France, speed record attempts have been started. A very strong Mistral of up to 60kn did set the stage for top speeds. Sailing with a 6,4 m2-Kite, Alex Caizergues FRA established a new speed record for kiteboarders with 57,97kn (107,32 km/h). The record attempts will continue until December 3rd.
The news.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   

Foiling Technology - for more than 100 years a topic - documentary film

The foiling technology has changed high-performance sailing in the past 10 years. Beginning with the flying Moths, more and more boats have been equipped with foils, from smaller and larger multihulls and dinghies to the America's Cuppers, Ocean Racers and wind- and kitesurfer boards, allowing to race at superior speeds.
The documentary film 'Flying Boats' presents the history of the foiler technology, beginning in the early 20th Century already. On November 21, the Premiere of this film will take place at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne SUI, an evening dedicated to foiling with short presentations such as the flying experiences of 'Team Tilt' or the successful series-production foiling boats of the Quant Shipyard, the leading-edge boats in the Swiss regatta scene already now. The latest model, the Quant 17, will be exposed in Lucerne. Here the presentation video.
The foiling evening will begin at 18.15h CET in the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne. Here the details.
International – Monday, November 13, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017   

World Sailing - Annual Conference - Puerto Vallarta MEX

 World Sailing - Annual Conference - Puerto Vallarta MEX On the occasion of the World Sailing Annual Assembly in Mexico, Stan Honey and Richard Slater made an impressive presentation on 'Technology, Tracking, Telemetry and Electronic Umpiring'. Honey is not only an excellent sailor/navigator, but as a Stanford graduated engineer also a leading head regarding position tracking of any kind since 1978, as e.g. the ETAK project. Honey's CV (PDF) does not need any explanation.
The 40-minute presentation can be replayed within the video of the Friday session (begins after 6h 42min). While Stan Honey gives a short overview on the technology yesterday, today and in the future, Richard Slater presents the practical implementation at the Bermuda America's Cup as experienced from the teams' side as well as race direction and umpires.
Monday, November 13, 2017   

18-Footer - Spring Championship - Sydney AUS - Race 6

 18-Footer - Spring Championship - Sydney AUS - Race 6 Race 6 of the 18-Footer Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour was sailed yesterday in the freshest breeze so far, i.e. around 15kn. With 'Noakes Youth' of Kirk Mitchell/Daniel Barnett/Tim Westwood AUS, the sixth different team won a race, but the finish was very close as the surfing duel under spi ended with a 2sec difference leaving 'Panasonic Lumix' with Lachlan Doyle AUS on rank 2. Before the last race of the Championship on next Sunday, the first 6 teams are separated by 9 points in the overall rankings only.
The report with the full video and the link to the ranking lists.
Monday, November 13, 2017   

Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Speed Challenge - Lüderitz NAM

 Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Speed Challenge - Lüderitz NAM After several days without substancial winds, the weather forecast for today predicts 'normal Lüderitz conditions', and the chase for speed records will resume in Namibia. Normally, this seabreeze is building up during several days, and record speeds can be expected in the time ahead.
The event facebook page and a video interview with the record Kitesurfer Sébastien Cattelan FRA, who had launched the Lüderitz Speed-Week six years ago digging the speed channel with a bagger himself .... to fix a first world record with 55kn as a consequence.
International – Sunday, November 12, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017   

World Sailing - Annual Conference - Puerto Vallarta MEX

 World Sailing - Annual Conference - Puerto Vallarta MEX Full transparency at World Sailling !
World Sailing's Council concluded their meeting at the 2017 Annual Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico yesterday Key reports on Committee activities and upcoming events were delivered and the submissions with recommendations of the expert committees were put forward to the Council for vote. Decisions were made on a wide range of topics that were not solely connected to the Olympic Games. Decisions on offshore sailing, keelboat racing, Para World Sailing and Racing Rules of Sailing were made as well.
Sarasota USA will host the next Annual Conference from 27 October to 4 November 2018.
Here the official report on the Saturday session with all decisions made. A review from the Friday Session is available here as well.
The whole session can be followed in a 7-hour video.
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