Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017   

Olympic Classes - World Sailing Ranking Lists - March 2017

 Olympic Classes - World Sailing Ranking Lists - March 2017 The only Olympic Classes with World Ranking List events in the past month were the Lasers Standard and Radial. In all other classes, the classifications remained unchanged.
The new number 1 in the Lasers Standard is Giovanni Coccoluto ITA. In the Lasers Radial, Evi Van Acker BEL advanced on the 2nd place behind Marit Bouwmeester NED.
All ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017   (Image © Bernardi Bibiloni)

Olympic Classes, Musto-Skiff - Training Camps Regatta - El Arenal ESP - Final results

 Olympic Classes, Musto-Skiff - Training Camps Regatta - El Arenal ESP - Final results Training Camp Regattas were held on Mallorca from Friday till Sunday in light to moderate winds. Many teams, especially from Northern Europe, were present to prepare for the Trofeo Princesa Sofia in Palma beginning in two weeks.
Pawel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS finished first in the 470 men (18 teams/9 nations) after 8 races. Fabienne Oester/Anastasiya Krasko GER were on top of the 470 women (11 teams/5 nations), 5 points ahead of Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI on rank 2 and Nadine Böhm/Ann-Christin Goliass GER on 3rd. 29 teams from 13 nations started in the 49ers with Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP as winners followed by Benjamin Hussl/David Bildstein AUT and Kevin Fischer/Yann Jovin FRA. In the 49erFX, Victoria Jurczok/Anika Lorenz GER were the dominating first, and a clear victory went also to Evi Van Acker BEL in the Lasers Radial ahead of Matilde de Kerangat FRA and Maite Carlier BEL. In the Lasers Stadard, Rui Silveira POR was on top in front of Nik Willim GER and Theodor Bauer GER. Iker Martinez/Olga Maslivets ESP finished first in the Nacra-17 ahead of Kevin Bonnevie/Isaura Maenhaut BEL. In addition to the Olympic Classes, the Musto-Skiffs were present as well with Justo Martinez ESP as winner in the all-Spanish fleet.
All ranking lists and the reports.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Semana Olimpica - Valencia ESP - Day 2

 Olympic Classes - Semana Olimpica - Valencia ESP - Day 2 Two days ago, the Valencia Olympic Sailing Week began with the 470s, having completed 6 races up to now. Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP are the clear leaders with 5 race wins ahead of David and Alex Charles-Vila ESP. The Lasers and Windsurfer started yesterday with their races. In the Lasers Standard, Joaquin Blanco ESP and Joel Rodriguez ESP share the lead. First in the Lasers Radial is Martina Reino ESP after just one race sailed, ahead of Francesca Clapcich ITA. Ivan Pastor ESP won the 3 races sailed so far in the RS:X windsurfers.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the event facebook page.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017   

Olympic Classes, Laser 4.7 - Carnival Trophy - Cadiz ESP - Final results

 Olympic Classes, Laser 4.7 - Carnival Trophy - Cadiz ESP - Final results The Cadiz Carnival Trophy was concluded yesterday for the six Olympic single-hand classes and the Lasers 4.7 with two races.
Winner in the Lasers Radial was Emma Plasschaert BEL 5 points ahead of Evi Van Acker BEL. Another 5 points back was Maud Jayet SUI. Lui Silveira POR finished first in the Lasers Standard one point ahead of Filip Ciskiewicz POL.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, Ivan Pastor ESP stayed on top in front of Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI. No change in the RS:X women windsurfers with Stefania Elfutina RUS as first ahead of Emma Wilson GBR.
The final outcome in the Finns was very tight with Alican Kaynar TUR overtaking Deniss Karpak EST on the last day.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017   

Olympic Classes, Laser 4.7 - Carnival Trophy - Cadiz ESP - Day 3, Suitt USA 17th RS:X

 Olympic Classes, Laser 4.7 - Carnival Trophy - Cadiz ESP - Day 3, Suitt USA 17th RS:X All classes sailed three races each in light winds.
After a modest first day, Maud Jayet SUI won all three heats in her Group yesterday and moved up on rank 2 of the Open Lasers Radial, only one point behind Emma Plasschaert BEL. Leandre Garcia ESP, the best man, follows on rank 3, the Olympia medalists Evi Van Acker BEL and Alison Young GBR are on the ranks 4 and 5.
Ivan Pastor ESP won 4 of the 5 races in the RS:X men windsurfers so far. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI advanced on rank 2 with a 7 points' backlog on the leader. Pedro Pascal Suitt USA is 17th. Stefania Elfutina RUS defended her first place in the RS:X women windsurfers ahead of Emma Wilson GBR.
Only one race could be completed in the Finn, where Deniss Karpak EST is the overall leader ahead of Alicar Kaynar TUR and Raffael Trujillo ESP.
The updated ranking list of the Lasers Standard has not yet been posted on the event website. Here all available results and the event website with pictures
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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, February 27, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017   

Olympic Classes, Laser 4.7 - Carnival Trophy - Cadiz ESP - Day 2, Suitt USA 20th RS:X

 Olympic Classes, Laser 4.7 - Carnival Trophy - Cadiz ESP - Day 2, Suitt USA 20th RS:X Part of the Olympic Classes are busy with the Cadiz Carneval Trophy in the South of Spain. The Lasers have quite a good fleet racing. In the Lasers Standard (26 boats/8 nations), Rui Silveira POR is leading ahead of Filip Ciszkiewicz POL. With 114 participants from 10 nations, the Lasers Radial Open are the biggest fleet. Emma Plaeschart BEL is on top of the interim's rankings ahead of Roberto Bermudez de Castro ESP. In the RS:X men windsurfers, Ivan Pastor ESP is first at equal points wiht Pavel Tarnowski POL. Pedro Pascal Suitt USA is on rank 20. Stefania Elfutina RUS is on top of the RS:X women windsurfers.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, February 3, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017   

Olympic Classes - World Ranking List - Januar 2017

 Olympic Classes - World Ranking List - Januar 2017 World Sailing has published the updated Olympic Classes World Rankings after the Miami Worldcup Regatta.
Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI is for the first time on the rank 1 of the RS:X men windsurfer rankings. New on top of the 49erFX are the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA. Change also on top of the 470 women, where Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED moved on rank 1 with their victory in Miami. A big jump from rank 16 to the first place made Philipp Buhl GER in the Lasers Standard. In all other classes, the leaders remain unchanged. Best ranked USA sailors are Stu McNay/David Hughes on the 3rd position of the 470 men.
The World Rankings.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, February 2, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017   

Kite Boarding - King of the Air - Cape Town RSA - Day 3 - Live today

 Kite Boarding - King of the Air - Cape Town RSA - Day 3 -  Live today In Cape Town, the Kiteboarding high-flyers are holding the "Red Bull King of the Air" competitions. After two days with little wind, the forecast is excellent for high jumps today. The runs can be followed live on the Internet. Want to jump high ? Here how it looks like flying high. The video of Kevin Langeree.
The event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, January 30, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017   

Olympic World Cup 2017 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Final results, Victory for McNay/Hughes USA

 Olympic World Cup 2017 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Final results, Victory for McNay/Hughes USA Moderate winds prevailed on Biscayne Bay also during the 470, Laser and Finn Medal Races during the last day of the Miami Olympic Classes Worldcup Regatta.
Jorge Zarif BRA was the premature winner in the Finns before the final race already. In the duel for the ranks 2 and 3, it was Ben Cornish GBR who had the upperhand on Anders Pedersen NOR. In the 470 men, Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA defended the 1st place. Winning the Medal Race, Isozaki/Takayanagi JPN moved up on rank 2 ahead of Mantis/Kagialis GRE 3rd. A 2nd rank in the 470 women Medal Race was good enough for Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED for the overall victory ahead of Weguelin/McIntyre GBR on the 2nd position with a 2 points' backlog. Mas Depares/Barcelo ESP earned Bronze. Find the Laser comments below.

The ranks of the best North Americans by nation:
RS:X men: Juan B. Varela Barba MEX 22nd, Pedro Pascual USA 25th , Gabriel Verrier Paquette CAN 29th
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 14th, Olivia Mew CAN 30th, Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX 31th
Laser Std: Charlie Buckingham USA 7th, Robert Davies CAN 20th, Yannik Gentry 52nd
Laser Rd: Erika Reineke USA 7th, Brenda Bowskill CAN 13th, Alejandra M. Montemayor 49th
Finn: Luke Muller USA 4th, Tom Ramshaw CAN 12th
49er: Liebenberg/Macdiarmid USA 10th, Heinzemann/Barnes CAN 19th
49er FX: Rafuse/Boyd CAN 5th, Roble/Shea USA 13th
470 men: McNay/Hughes 1st
470 women: Brugman/Brugman 8th
Nacra 17: Riley Gibbs/Louisa Chafee USA 6th

All ranking lists, the final report and the video of yesterday.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, January 29, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017   

Olympic World Cup 2017 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 5

The first five Medal Races of the Miami Worldcup event were completed yesterday in light winds. In the other five events, the Qualification Series ended with 2 races in each class.
In the 49ers, the newly composed team Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR were the premature winners before the Medal Race already. Bildstein/Hussl AUT and Botin/Lopez ESP took Silver and Bronze. Living up to the expectations were the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA in the 49ersFX, winning the Medal Race as well and ending up as superior winners overall ahead of Agerup/Agerup NOR and Travascio/Branz ARG. No change on the podium in the Nacras 17 where Ben Saxton/Nicola Groves GBR finished first in front of Tom Phipps/Nicola Boniface GBR and the newcomers Nico Delle-Karth/Laura Schöfegger AUT. Ranks 1 and 2 for France in the RS:X men windsurfers with Louis Giard FRA and Pierre Le Coq FRA. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI earned Bronze. Yunxiu Lu CHN defended her first position in the RS:X women windsurfers ahead of Marina Alabau ESP and Manjia Zheng CHN.
Today, the Medal Races of the 470, the Lasers and the Finns are on the program. Premature winner in the Finns is Jorge Zarif BRA with two race wins yesterday. Ben Cornish GBR and Anders Pedersen NOR will fight for the remaining medals today. In the 470 men, Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA and 8 points back Mantis/Kagialis GRE are on top of the rankings. Isozaki/Takayanagi JPN are on a solid path to Bronze.
The Laser standings are commented below.

The ranks of the best North Americans by nation:
RS:X men: Juan B. Varela Barba MEX 22nd, Pedro Pascual USA 25th , Gabriel Verrier Paquette CAN 29th
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 14th, Olivia Mew CAN 30th, Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX 31th
Laser Std: Charlie Buckingham USA 7th, Robert Davies CAN 20th, Yannik Gentry 52nd
Laser Rd: Erika Reineke USA 7th, Brenda Bowskill CAN 13th, Alejandra M. Montemayor 49th
Finn: Luke Muller USA 5th, Tom Ramshaw CAN 12th
49er: Liebenberg/Macdiarmid USA 10th, Heinzemann/Barnes CAN 19th
49er FX: Rafuse/Boyd CAN 5th, Roble/Shea USA 13th
470 men: McNay/Hughes 1st
470 women: Brugman/Brugman 9th
Nacra 17: Riley Gibbs/Louisa Chafee USA 6th

All ranking lists, the daily news and the video replay of yesterday's Medal Races (3:30 hrs).
Beginning at 17 h UTC, the Medal Races of today will be presented live on the website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, January 28, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

Olympic World Cup 2017 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 4

 Olympic World Cup 2017 - Olympic Classes Regatta - Miami FL, USA - Day 4 Five classes terminated their qualification series of the Miami Worldcup yesterday in light winds, and today, the first Medal Races are on the program.
In some classes, the final winners are already known. The leader in the RS:X men windsurfers Louis Giard FRA has a 37 points' advantage on Pierre Le Coq FRA. Another 7 points back is Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI on rank 3. In the Lasers Standard, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA is 31 points ahead of the chasers. Pavlos Kontides CYP and Philipp Buhl GER 2 points back will be fighting for Silver and Bronze today. In the 49ers, Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR are the premature winners with a 21 points' lead over Bildstein/Hussl AUT, who will have to defend Silver against Sylvan/Anjemark SWE one point behind.
In all other classes, the final decision has still to be made. Good chances have Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA with a 17 points' advantage on Ragna und Maja Agerup NOR in the 49ersFX. On a safe way to victory is also Jorge Zarif BRA in the Finns 12 points ahead of Ben Cornish GBR. 16 points is the lead of Vasileia Karachaliou GRE in the Lasers Radial. Evi Van Acker BEL and Mathilde de Kerangat FRA 4 points behind will duel for Silver and Bronze. Last but not least, Yunxiu Lu CHN 14 points ahead will most probably celebrate her first Worldcup win. Marina Alabau ESP on rank 2 has an 11 points' advantage on Isobel Hamilton GBR.
The other classes, sailing their last fleet races today, are more disputed. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA lead in the 470 men 4 points in front of Mantis/Kagialis GRE and even Isozaki/Takanayagi JPN 9 points behind on rank 3 have some chances for the overall victory. Only two points is the lead of Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED in the 470 women on Weguelin/McIntyre GBR. In the Nacra 17, Ben Saxton/Nicola Grove BR are 9 points ahead of Tom Phipps/Nicola Boniface GBR. Nico Delle-Karth/Laura Schöfegger AUT, newcomers to the class, are ready to grasp the Bronze Medal in their first Worldcup event.

The ranks of the best North Americans by nation:
RS:X men: Juan B. Varela Barba MEX 22nd, Pedro Pascual USA 25th , Gabriel Verrier Paquette CAN 29th
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 14th, Olivia Mew CAN 30th, Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX 31th
Laser Std: Charlie Buckingham USA 5th, Robert Davies CAN 13th, Yannik Gentry 48th
Laser Rd: Erika Reineke USA 4th, Brenda Bowskill CAN 8th, Alejandra M. Montemayor 50th
Finn: Luke Muller USA 5th, Tom Ramshaw CAN 13th
49er: Liebenberg/Macdiarmid USA 10th, Heinzemann/Barnes CAN 19th
49er FX: Rafuse/Boyd CAN 6th, Roble/Shea USA 13th
470 men: McNay/Hughes 1st
470 women: Brugman/Brugman 10th
Nacra 17: Riley Gibbs/Louisa Chafee USA 5th

All results and the daily news.
The Medal Races will be aired livestream on the Internet beginning on 17h UTC today and can be followed on our Internet platform.
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