Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, September 21, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020   

Kite-Foil - Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Final results, Bainbridge/Aldrige GBR first champions

 Kite-Foil - Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Final results, Bainbridge/Aldrige GBR first champions Winners and the first European Champions in the Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay European Championship 2020 on Lake Traun in Austria are Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldrige GBR. Florian Gruber/Leonie Meyer GER grasped Silver and Guy Bridge/Katie Dabson GBR Bronze. This inaugural Kitefoil Championship, the proposed discipline for the 2024 Olympics, was concluded yesterday with the final qualification runs, the Semi-Finals, and the Final. ----- The results, the news and the video of the final day
Monday, September 21, 2020   

Moth, Waszp, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Concluded with Races and Seminars !

 Moth, Waszp, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Concluded with Races and Seminars ! Carlo De Paoli ITA defended the first position in the Moths with a 5 points advantage on the tied trio Eddie Briddle GBR, Fabio Fumagalli ITA and Diego Botin ESP. 48 participants. ----- Richard Schultheis MLT remained on top of the WASZPs on the final day of the event. Emanuele Savoini ITA and Francesco Bertone ITA completed the podium. Victoria Schultheis MLT on rank 5 was the best woman. ----- The ranking lists. ----- The Lake Garda Foiling Week, an event not only with races but also with daily Seminars on the latest foiling developments, was concluded yesterday. Check out the event Facebook page with video of all Seminars.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, September 20, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020   (Image © Giovanni Mitolo)

Olympic Classes - Italian Championship 2020 - Follonica ITA - Day 3, Charlie Buckingham USA 2nd interim

 Olympic Classes - Italian Championship 2020 - Follonica ITA - Day 3, Charlie Buckingham USA 2nd interim In the good quality Laser fleets at the Italian Olympic Classes Championship, Juan Maegli GUA is first in the Lasers Standard one point ahead of Charlie Buckingham USA, and another point in front of Robert Scheidt BRA in 3rd. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Annalise Murphy IRL is on the first place followed by Silvia Zennaro ITA and Line Flem-Höst NOR. ----- In the Finns, Federico Colannino ITA is clearly ahead. ----- The 470 men and women sail in one fleet. Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion FRA with 5 bullets in 7 races are the clear leaders ahead of Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabrese ITA and Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER. ----- Smaller fleets are competing in the 49ers and 49ersFX. ----- After two days with good sailing conditions at the International Italian Championship of the Olympic Classes, the wind was absent at the Tuscany Coast yesterday causing an unplanned lay day.----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Sunday, September 20, 2020   

Kite-Foil - Formula Kite Mixed Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Day 4 -Finals today

Yesterday, the top-ranked duo in the overall standings, Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldridge GBR and Florian Gruber/Leonie Mayer GER, qualified directly for the Final of today. The other two finalists will be decided in the Semi-Finals today. ----- The Final Series, with the women sailing the first relay of a race, are being held in an elimination mode with the 18 participating mixed teams reduced to a final group of four. Moderate conditions are still persisting on Lake Traun with winds between 8 and 15kn. ----- The ranking lists, the news and the video of the day.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, September 19, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020   

Kite-Foil - Formula Kite Mixed Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Day 3, leader change after first finals

Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldridge GBR replaced Florian Gruber/Léonie Mayer GER on top of the rankings after the first Final runs of the inaugural Formula Kite Mixed Relay European Championships, the proposed event for the 2024 Olympics, on Lake Traun in an 8-14kn wind and cool temperatures. ----- The ranking list, the daily news and the video of the day.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, September 18, 2020
Friday, September 18, 2020   

Kite-Foil - European Mixed Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Day 2, Gruber/Meier GER keep the lead

 Kite-Foil - European Mixed Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Day 2, Gruber/Meier GER keep the lead Yesterday, the qualifications for the Finals in Gold-, Silver- and Bronze fleets beginning today, were completed with another 5 races. With 6 bullets on the result sheet, Florian Gruber/Leonie Meier GER are leading one point ahead of the tied Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldrige GBR and Guy Bridge/Katie Dobson GBR on 2nd and 3rd. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, September 17, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020   

Kiteboarding - Mixed Team Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Day 1

On the occasion of the Traunsee-Week (limited to this Kite event this year), the Kitefoilers are organizing their first Kiteboarding Mixed Team Relay European Championship, a format proposed to the IOC as a new Olympic event for 2024. 19 two-person teams from 8 nations participate. Two light wind races were completed so far. ----- Winning both races in their groups, Florian Gruber/Leonie Mayer GER and Guy Bridge/Katie Dabson GBR are first on the leader board. ----- The ranking list, der news and the video of day one.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, August 27, 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020   

iQFoil-Windsurf - European Championship 2020 - Silvaplana SUI - Final results - Titles for Badloe NED (men) and Noesmoen FRA (women)

 iQFoil-Windsurf - European Championship 2020 - Silvaplana SUI - Final results - Titles for Badloe NED (men) and Noesmoen FRA (women) The inaugural European Championship of the 2024 Olympic iQFoils Windsurfers was concluded on Lake Silvaplana SUI yesterday with the Medal Races, sailed in a knock-down format with the best 12 racing. ----- In a close winner-takes-all fight of the best four, decided on the last short leg to the finish line, Kieran Badloe NED - a favorite in the RS:X Windsurfers at the Tokyo Olympics next year - had the upper hand on Sebastian Kördel GER and Nicolas Goyard FRA. ----- In the women's fleet, Hélène Noesmoen FRA went on with her winning streak in the Final as well, and was the superior first ahead of Islay Watson GBR and Lilian De Geus NED. ----- All ranking lists and the report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020   

iQFoil-Windsurf - European Championship 2020 - Silvaplana SUI - Day 4, French interim leads in women a mennd

 iQFoil-Windsurf - European Championship 2020 - Silvaplana SUI - Day 4, French interim leads in women a mennd After 8 races, Nicolas Goyard FRA, the Formula Foil World Champion, leads one point ahead of Matteo Iachino ITA. Sebastian Kördel GERfollows closely behind on rank 3. ----- The Goldfleet rankings. ----- With 6 wins in 7 races, Hélène Noesmoen FRA is the outstanding leader in the Women's fleet, ahead of Maja Dzarnowska POL on rank 2. Islay Watson GBR and Lilian De Geus NED follow closely behind. ----- The Women rankings. ----- Best wind conditions prevailed again on Lake Silvaplana yesterday and the iQFoils, Olympic equipment for the 2024 Games, continued the European Championship with two Course races per gender. The daily news. ----- Today, the Final of the best 12 is on the program, again to be followed Livestream on our sailing-news.com website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020   

Olympic iQFoil - European Championship - Lake Silvaplana SUI - Day 3 - 102 Drivers in Inaugural Event

 Olympic iQFoil - European Championship - Lake Silvaplana SUI - Day 3 - 102 Drivers in Inaugural Event After the first two races at the inaugural iQFoil European Championship on Lake Silvaplana SUI, the joint leaders are Matteo Iachino ITA and Sebastian Koerdel GER both winning their races, ahead of Mateus Isaac POL in 3rd. Nicolas Goyard FRA, the stellar winner of the Formula Foil World Championship held on the same lake during the past week, started with a disappointing 11th race rank and is only 7th in the interim rankings. The 102 participants, split into two groups, sail the first Championship of the 2024 Olympic iQFoils in a Slalom type Course format, as to be seen on the GPS trackings (24 Aug). ----- Here a short report (event updates) and the Men Overall results. ----- The Women's results have not yet been posted on the event website. ----- The event facebook page and the event live stream link.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, August 22, 2020
Saturday, August 22, 2020   

Windsurfing - Formula Foil World Championship 2020 - Silvaplana SUI - Men and Women titles for France

 Windsurfing - Formula Foil World Championship 2020 - Silvaplana SUI - Men and Women titles for France After a 5-race Qualification Series and 9 Gold Fleet races, Nicolas Goyard FRA was the dominating winner in the Formula Foil World Championship 2020 men category, 23 points ahead of Przemyslav Myarzinski POL. Pierre Mortefon FRA completed the podium, tied with Maciek Rutkowski POL remaining on 4th. 133 participants. ----- The title went to France in the women as well with Hélène Noesmoen FRA winning ahead of Maja Dziarnowska POL and Lilian De Geus NED after 11 races held. 29 participants. ----- All ranking lists. ----- The video of the final day. ----- The Formula Foil World Championship on Lake Silvaplana SUI was concluded yesterday, to be followed today by the 43rd edition of the Engadine Surf Marathon, aired Livestream again on www.sailing-news.us. The first winner of this traditional event was Robby Naish USA in 1978 at the age of 15. ----- In the coming week, the inaugural iQ Foil European Championship, the Olympic windsurfing class for 2024, will take place at the same venue.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, August 21, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020   

Windsurfing - Formula Foil World Championship 2020 - Silvaplana SUI - Day 3, the French dominate

 Windsurfing - Formula Foil World Championship 2020 - Silvaplana SUI - Day 3, the French dominate The final of the inaugural Formula Foil World Championship continued yesterday on Lake Silvaplana with 3 Goldfleet races with the world's elite windsurfers joined for the first time in a Worlds competition on foiling boards. Next week, most athletes will remain in the Swiss Alps for the inaugural European Championship of the Olympic iQ Foil boards, the equipment for the 2024 Olympics. ----- We covered the races yesterday livestream, exciting heats, with the French drivers dominating. Unfortunately, no other information or results have been posted on the official website. This afternoon beginning at 14h UTC, racing can be followed Livestream again on www.sailing-news.us.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables - Day 10

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables - Day 10 This morning UTC, the fleet is sailing on the home stretch direction Les Sables d'Olonne with Jérémy Béyou FRA ('Charal') leading, 264nm left to the finish, roughly 24 hours in the prevailing conditions. Charlie Dalin FRA ('APIVIA'), 4,7nm behind, and Thomas Ruyant FRA ('LinkedOut'), backlog 9,7nm, remain in the fight for victory. Samantha Davis GBR is now on rank 4 with a deficit of 20nm. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, July 10, 2020
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