Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017   

Kiteboarding - Kite-Foil Race - Silvaplana SUI - Day 1

 Kiteboarding - Kite-Foil Race - Silvaplana SUI - Day 1 The Wind- and Kite-Surf Week in the Engadine Valley began yesterday with the first Kite-Foil-Races. The highlight of the Week will be the 40th edition of the Surf-Marathon with all previous winners - from Charly Messmer SUI to Robby Naish USA - on the entry list ! The preview.
The winner of the Kite-Foil-Regatta was Mike Müller SUI winning 5 of thr 6 heats. Kari Eisenhut SUI finished 2nd. 10 Kiters participated.
The ranking list.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, August 13, 2017
Sunday, August 13, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 6, Bronze for Roble/Shea USA in 49erFX, more USA and CAN candidates for Medals today

Yesterday, the first Medal Races were on the program of the Olympic Classes World Championship Test Event in Aahus DEN with an eclat: The Nacra 17 race was cancelled as the manufacturer called the foiling multihulls back due to safety reasons (see report below). The windsurfers and Olympic skiffs sailed their Medal Races in a 15 kn breeze.
First overall after the three final heats of the 49ers were Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT with the ranks 1/2/3 ahead of William Philipps/Sam Philipps AUS and David Gilmour/Joel Turner AUS with Silver and Bronze. Chris Rast/Trevor Burd USA on 4th missed a Medal by 2 points only. In the 49ersFX, Jena Hansen/Katja Salskov DEN were the clear winners in front of Ragna Agerup/Maia Agerup NOR. Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA - with a successful change from matchracing to high-performance sailing - advanced on the podium earning Bronze.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, Louis Giard FRA, 2nd in the Medal Race, replaced the leading Pavel Tarnowski POL on rank 1. Kiran Badloe NED won Bronze. Lilian De Geus NED finished first in the RS:X women windsurfers ahead of Marta Maggetti ITA. Flavia Tartaglini ITA, winner of the Medal Race, moved up on rank 3. Without Medal Race ended the Nacra 17 event and the rankings after the qualifications become final with Lin Ea Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN as winners ahead of Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL and Annette Viborg/Mathias Borreskov DEN. All other classes will sail their Medal Races today.
Deniz Cinar/Ates Cinar TUR had a perfect day in the 470 men and have a 12 points' lead on Kevin Peponnet/Jérémy Mion FRA before the last race today. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA and David Bargehr/Lukas Mähr AUT follow closely behind on ranks 3 and 4 and will also fight for Silver and Bronze today. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI extended their lead in the 470 women to 7 points on Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL. Nadine Böhm/Ann-Christin Goliass GER follow another 2 points back on rank 3.
In the Finns, Nicholas Heiner NED has a 7 points advantage on Zsombor Berecz HUN. Piotr Kula POL on 3rd is already 20 points behind. Tom Ramshaw CAN on 4th will fight for Bronze today.
The Laser results follow in the next news text.

The results of the best North Americans by nation:
- 470 men: Stuart McNay/Dave Hughes USA 3rd
- 49er: Chris Rast7/Trevor Burd USA 4th
- 49erFX: Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA 3rd
- Finn: Tom Ramshaw CAN 4th, Luke Muller USA 21st
- Laser Standard: Robert Davis CAN 11th, Charlie Buckingham 15th
- Laser Radial: Erika Reineke USA 2nd
- RS:X men: Pedro Pascual USA 27th, Gabriel Verrier-Paquette CAN 39th, Ignacio Berenguer MEX 41st

All ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, August 12, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 5, Rast/Burd USA 3rd 49er and Roble/Shea USA 3rd 49erFX, Reineke USA 4th Radial

 Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 5, Rast/Burd USA 3rd 49er and Roble/Shea USA 3rd 49erFX, Reineke USA 4th Radial The winds were very light on Aarhus Bay yesterday, and in the afternoon only, the Skiffs, Nacra-17 and Finns completed some races.
In the 49ers, the leading boats reduced the points' gaps. William und Sam Philipps AUS are now just one point in front of Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT. As best of the day, Chris Rast/Trevor Burd USA moved up on rank 3. In the 49ersFX, Jena Hansen/Katja Salskov DEN are the premature winners before today's Medal Races with a 29 points' advantage on Ragna and Maia Agerup NOR. Stephanie Roble/Margret Shea USA and Tess Lloyd/Eliza Solly AUS follow at equal points on the ranks 3 and 4.
In the Finns, Nicholas Heiner NED is now only 2 points ahead of Zsombor Beresz HUN. Tapio Nirkko FIN moved up on rank 3. Lin Ea Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN defended their lead in the Nacra 17 3 points ahead of Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL. Annette Viborg/Mathias Borreskov DEN are new on rank 3.

The results of the best North Americans by nation:
- 470 men: Stuart McNay/Dave Hughes USA 3rd
- 49er: Chris Rast7/Trevor Burd USA 3rd
- 49erFX: Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA 3rd
- Finn: Tom Ramshaw CAN 7th, Luke Muller USA 18th
- Laser Standard: Charlie Buckingham 9th, Robert Davis CAN 10th,
- Laser Radial: Erika Reineke USA 4th
- RS:X men: Gabriel Verrier-Paquette CAN 35th, Pedro Pascual USA 39th, Ignacio Berenguer MEX 42nd

The 470s, Lasers and RS:X windsurfers did not race yesterday. All ranking lists and the daily news.
The 49ers, 49ersFX, Nacra 17 and the two RS:X windsurf fleets sail the Medal Races today beginning at 12h UTC. Here the schedule of the day.
Saturday, August 12, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Fuerteventura ESP - Day 6

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Wave - Fuerteventura ESP - Day 6 After three days' Youth competitions, the Professionals started with their Wave Contest Single Eliminations on Thursday. Yesterday, the Double Eliminations were on the program. Philipp Köster GER won in the men's category, Iballa Morena ESP in the women's. All details on the PWA website, and - as always in Wave Contests - spectacular videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, August 11, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 3

 Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 3 The Olympic Classes Championship Test Event continued yesterday according to program again in winds from the shore around 15 kn.
Inspite of a failed race, Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI defended the first place in the 470 women thanks to 2nd race rank, and they even extended their lead on 5 points. New on rank 2 are the World Champions Agnieszka Scrzypulec/Irmina Mrozek POL, closely followed by the tied Böhm/Goliass GER and Loewe/Marfort GER. Kevin Peponnet/Jérémy Mion FRA were again the best in the 470 men with the ranks 1 and 4 and are now 5 points in front of McNay/Hughes USA and Cinar/Cinar TUR at equal points on the ranks 2 and 3.
An overthrow happened in the 49ers: New on rank one are jointly Hedström/Hamel SWE and Schmidt/Böhme GER. Fischer/Julien FRA follow 10 points behind on rank 3. Jena Hansen/Katja Salsov DEN extended their lead in the 49ersFX on 19 points. New on rank 2 are Tess Lloyd/Eliza Solly AUS.
In the Finns, the new leader is Nicholas Heiner NED 4 points ahead of Zsombor Berecz HUN on rank 2. Leader change also in the Nacra-17 catamarans with Lin Ea Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN 4 points ahead of Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL. Tita/Banti ITA descended on rank 3.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, Pawel Tarnowski POL remains clearly on top and his advantage on the tied Louis Giard FRA and Kiran Badloe NED is now 12 points. Thanks to 2 race wins, Lilian De Geus NED extended her lead in the RS:X women windsurfers even more and is now 25 points ahead of Marta Magetti ITA.
The Laser results follow in the next news text below.
All ranking lists. The official report was not yet available from World Sailing.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, August 10, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017   

Match Racing - Women's International Match Racing Series - Lyseskil SWE - Day 1

 Match Racing - Women's International Match Racing Series - Lyseskil SWE - Day 1 Round 2 of the Internationalen Women's Matchrace Circuit began two days ago in Sweden. After a first day with little wind only, the full program could be sailed yesterday in sun and moderate winds. Trine Palludan DEN leads in the Round Robin ranking with a 4-0 score. Renée Groenveld NED und Pauline Courtois FRA follow with 3-1 each.
The report with results.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 1, NorAm's best Erika Reineke USA 5th Laser Radial

 Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Day 1, NorAm's best Erika Reineke USA 5th Laser Radial The test event for the Olympic Classes World Championship 2018 in Aarhus DEN began yesteday in moderate winds. All classes completed the full program.
In the 470 women, both races were won by Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI ahead of Böhm/Goliass GER and Skrzypulec/Mrozek POL. In the 470 men, Lukas Bargehr/David Mähr AUT are the first leaders, followed by Peponnet/Mion FRA and Cinar/Cinar TUR.
In the 49ers, William Philipps/Sam Philipps AUS have taken the overall lead with two bullets ahead of Salskov/Nielsen DEN and Fantela/Fantela CRO. Chris Rast/Trevor Burd USA follow on rank 13. First in the 49ersFX are Salskov/Hansen DEN ahead of Bobek/Tengström SWE and Agerup/Agerup NOR.
In the Finns, Jack Lilley AUS won the only race of the day with Zsombor Berecz HUN on 2nd and Alican Kaynar TUR on 3rd. Nacra 17 leaders are the newly-crowned European Champions Ruggero Tita/Claudia Banti ITA ahead of Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL on rank 2.
In the windsurfers, the leaders are Pavel Tarnowski POL in the RS:X men while in the RS:X women, Marta Maggetti ITA, Lilian De Geus NED and Stefania Elfutina RUS share the first place at equal points.
Please find the Laser results in a separate news text below.

The results of the best North Americans by nation:
- 470 men: Stuart McNay/Dave Hughes USA 8th
- 49er: Judge Ryan/Hans Henken USA 9th
- 49erFX: Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA 12th
- Finn: Tom Ramshaw CAN 7th, Luke Muller USA 23rd
- Laser Standard: Charlie Buckingham 9th, Robert Davis CAN 27th
- Laser Radial: Erika Reineke USA 5th
- RS:X men: Pedro Pascual USA 33rd, Gabriel Verrier-Paquette CAN 36th, Ignacio Berenguer MEX 39th

All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Tuesday, August 8, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Start today with US Sailing Team in 7 events

 Olympic Classes - Test Event - Aarhus DEN - Start today with US Sailing Team in 7 events The next World Sailing Olympic Classes World Championship will be organised in Aarhus DEN in 2018, the event to allot most of the 2020 Olympic nations' berths. Today begins the test event for the organisers, but also for teams wanting to get familiar with the venue. Over 250 boats will participate in the 10 events. The US Sailing Team participates in the 470 men, 49er, 49erFX, Finn, Laser Standard, Laser Radial and RS:X men.
The entry lists and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, July 31, 2017
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, July 30, 2017
Sunday, July 30, 2017   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Fuerteventura ESP - Day 10

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Fuerteventura ESP - Day 10 Another big-breeze day on Fuerteventura with almost 40 k and three more Slalom heats full of action were completed. In the first Semi-Final, the leading Antoine Albeau FRA was eliminated and Ross Williams GBR climbed on the interim's rank one for a moment. But the 23-times French World Champion came back strongly and reclaimed rank 1 in the overall rankings with a smalll advantage on Mateo Iacchino ITA and Ross Williams GBR before the last races today. The competition was overshadowed by a severe crash between Pierre Montefon FRA and Taty Frans (Bonaire). Frans had to be hospitalised immediately.
The videos and the PWA website with the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, July 29, 2017
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, July 28, 2017
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, July 27, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Fuerteventura ESP - Day 6, Albeau FRA dominates in high winds

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom - Fuerteventura ESP - Day 6, Albeau FRA dominates in high winds High winds on the upper limit prevailed yesterday on Fuerteventura ESP with Antoine Albeau FRA dominating the Slalom competition right from the start with the ranks 1 and 2. Ross Williams GBR and Julien Quentel FRA are the first challengers. All details on the PWA website and in addition the attractive video of the day.
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