Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, June 15, 2018
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, June 11, 2018
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, June 9, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018   

Olympic Worldcup 2018 - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 4

Yesterday, the sunshine and the seabreeze (12-15kn) were back and 3-4 races could be sailed. For the Nacra-17-Cats and the windsurfers the qualification for today's Medal Races is complete. The other classes will finish their qualifying today. With 4 race wins, Ruggero Tita / Catarina Banti ITA had an outstanding day in the Nacra 17. They are going to the medal race with a 13 points lead on John Gimson / Anna Burnett GBR, Vittorio Bisarro / Maelle Frascari ITA are a further 2 points behind. Riley Gibbs / Louisa Chafee USA and Ben Saxton / Nicola Boniface GBR managed also to qualify for the medal race. The Windsurf Men fleet is dominated by the French: Pierre Le Coq FRA goes along 11 points ahead of Thomas Goyard FRA into the medal race, Louis Giard FRA follows another 5 points behind. More interesting will be the decision among the Windsurfer Women: Lilian De Geus NED is just 2 Points ahead of Katy Spychakow ISR. Another 4 points behind is Emma Wilson GBR who still has chances to win. Two race wins yesterday for the leaders Matthew Belcher / Will Ryan AUS in the 470s Men Malte Winkel / Matti Cipra GER are in second 9 points behind, Okada / Hokazono JPN are in 3rd place. In the 470s Women Hannah Mills / Eilidh McIntyre GBR extended their lead to 4 points. Mas-Depares / Cantero ESP and Kondo / Yoshioka JPN follow on ranks 2 and 3. The joint leaders in the Finns are Jorge Zarif BRA and Andy Maloney NZL tied at the top, Alican Kaynar TUR in third, 3 points behind.
All Leaderboards and daily report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, June 8, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018   (Image © Pedro Martinez)

Olympic Worldcup 2018 - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 3

 Olympic Worldcup 2018 - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 3 After two days of sunshine and seabreeze it was raining in Marseille yesterday - no wind no races. Today for some of the classes the qualification for the medal races comes to an end, tomorrow and on sunday we will transmit live the medal races.
All rankings and the daily report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, June 7, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018   

Olympic Worldcup 2018 - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 2

Similar conditions again at the World Cup finals in Marseille with sunshine and a moderate Seabreeze. With a daily 2nd and 4th Balazs and Zsombor and Gyapjas HUN moved up into the overall lead 470 Men one point ahead of Xammar / Rodriguez ESP. Hannah Mills / Eilidh McIntyre GBR defended their top spot among the 470 women. As daily best, the second placed Mas-Depares / Cantero ESP moved up to just one point behind them. There are two new joint leaders in the Finns with Jorge Zarif BRA and Josh Junior NZL. Jonathan Lobert FRA has moved up to third place. In the Nacra 17 Ruggero Tita / Caterina Banti ITA moved up to the top on equal points as John Gimson / Anna Burnett GBR. In the windsurfing men Pierre Le Coq FRA leads now with two race wins , in the Windsurfing women Lilian De Geus NED leads 6 points ahead of Stefania Elfutina RUS.
All Leaderboards and the report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018   

Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 1

Sunshine and the classic Marseille seabreeze of around 15kn dominated the opening day of the Olympic Worldcup Finals. The dinghies sailed 2 races, the windsurfers and catamarans could complete three races. In the 470er men Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP are leading one point ahead of Tetsuya Isozaki/Akira Takayanagi JPN, in the womens 470 Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR are 5 points clear of 3 boats on equal points: Cornudella/Lopez ESP, Berta/Caruso ITA and Mas-Depares/Cornero ESP. Atlantic Brugman/Nora Brugman, the only US boat in this event are currently in 15th place. In the Finn Nenad Bugarin CRO took the lead followed by Alican Kaynar TUR and Josh Junior NZL. After 3 races in the Nacra 17 the experienced teams are on top: Vittorio Bissaro/Maelle Frascari ITA are leading one point ahead of John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR. Pavel Tarnowski POL is leading the windsurf men, lilian De Geus NED and Hei Man CHN share the lead in the RS:X-Women.
All rankings and the daily report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, May 27, 2018
Sunday, May 27, 2018   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)

Olympic Classes - Medemblik Regatta - Medemblik NED - Final results

 Olympic Classes - Medemblik Regatta - Medemblik NED - Final results Sun and moderate winds prevailed yesterday during the Medemblik-Regatta Medal Races.
Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL was the clear winner in the RS:X women windsurfers ahead of Lilian De Geus NED. In the RS:X men, the leading Marciej Kluszczynski POL sailed his worst result of the week (8th) and was replaced on top by Yoav Cohen ISR.
In the 49ers, Lucas Rual/Emile Amoros FRA were the clear winners ahead of Gilmour/Turner AUS and Lange/Lange ARG. Chris Rast USA/SUI/Trevor Burd USA advanced on rank 8 overall, thanks to an 8th race rank in the Medal Race. In the 49erFX, Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR replaced the leading Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED by one point.
Eliot Hansen GBR was the premature winner in the Lasers ahead of Yuri Hummel NED und Eliot Merceron SUI. Daphne Van der Vaart NED finished first in the Radials Medal Race as well as overall ahead of Maxime Jonker NED and Veronika Vorobeva CRO.
In the Nacra 17, Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP defended the first place ahead of Jones/Saunders NZL and Gimson/Burnett GBR.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, May 25, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018   

Olympic Classes - Medemblik Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 3

 Olympic Classes - Medemblik Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 3 Fresher winds filled in for the first time on the Ijssel Meer allowing the Nacra 17 catamarans to fly.
In RS:X women windsurfers, Stefania Elfutina RUS took the lead ahead of Zofia Noceti POL at equal points. Maciej Kluszczynski POL renmained on top of the RS:X men windsurfers. Winning two races, Kieran Holmes GBR advanved on the 2nd placed.
In the Lasers Standard, the leader Elliot Hanson GBR has now a 7 points advantage on Etienne Le Pen FRA, Niels Broekhuizen NED moved up on rank 3. Eliot Merceron SUI remains on rank 5. In the Lasers Radial, Daphne Van der Vaart NED has now a 4 points lead on Maxime Jonker NED.
No change in the 49ers: Lucas Rual/Emile Amoros FRA remain on top ahead of Yago Lange/Klaus Lange ARG. Chris Rast SUI/USA/Trevor Burd USA advanced on rank 9. In the 49erFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED are now only 2 points in front of Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR. Livia Naef/Nelia Puhze SUI follow on rank 19.
First in the Nacra 17 are Echevarri/Pacheco ESP ahead of Jones/Saunders NZL.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, May 24, 2018
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018   

Olympic Classes - Medemblik Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1, with USA and CAN participation

 Olympic Classes - Medemblik Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1, with USA and CAN participation The Medemblik Regatta (previously Delta Lloyd Regatta) on the Ijssel Meer began yesterday in light, lateron freshening winds. All Olympic classes - except the Finns and 470s sailing important Class regattas in other venues - completed the full program.
Maja Dziarnowska POL and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL share the lead in the RS:X female windsurfers after 3 races. Shared lead also in the RS:X male windsurfers with Yoav Cohen ISR and Maciej Kluszcyinski POL.
In the Lasers Standard, Elliot Hansen GBR is first ahead of Yuri Hummel NED and Eliot Merceron SUI. Maxime Jonker NED won both heats in the Lasers Radial.
In the 49ers, Lucas Rual/Emile Amoros FRA are on top with 3 race wins. Yago and Klaus Lange ARG follow on 2nd. The 3-times USA and SUI Olympian Chris Rast USA/SUI underway in a new campaign with Trevor Burd USA as crew is on rank 8. In the 49erFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED lead one point ahead of Dewi Couvert/Jeske Kisters NED. Livia Naef/Nelia Puhze SUI are 15th with a premature start penalty on their results sheet.
In the Nacras 17, Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP are first ahead of Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL. thel ranking lists, der daily news and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018   (Image © PWA - John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom, Foil - Yokosuka JPN - Final results

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour - Slalom, Foil - Yokosuka JPN - Final results Moderate winds prevailed on the last day of the PWA Slalom Worldcup in Yokosuka JPN, not enough for Slalom runs, but good enough for two more rounds on the foiling windsurfers. With another win, Gonzalo Costa-Hoevel ARG was the premature overall winner in this new PWA discipline. Antoine Albeau FRA and Sebastian Kördel GER completed the podium. Winners in the Slalom competitions were Delphine Cousin FRA in the women's and Antoine Albeau FRA in the men's.
All other details on the PWA website.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018   

Olympic Classes - World Sailing Midyear Meeting - London GBR - Final results

 Olympic Classes - World Sailing Midyear Meeting - London GBR - Final results As we reported yesterday, the World Sailing Midyear Meeting came to an end yesterday with a compromising-looking decision in favor of Submission M22, retaining five of the ten Olympic Events (Laser Standard, Laser Radial, 49er, 49erFX, Nacra-17). Windsurfing men and women will remain as well, to be decided on what board and with/without foils. Three events have still to be defined: for the Finn, a "mixed singlehanded event" (men 100kg, women 70kg), for the 470 a "Mixed two-person Dinghy event and a "Mixed Kite" event.
Hot discussions will continue until the final decision World Sailing Annual Meeting in Sarasota/Floriad USA in November.
Read also a summary comment of Richard Gladwell NZL in Sail World.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2018 - Slalom/Foil - Yokosuka JPN - Day 5

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2018 - Slalom/Foil - Yokosuka JPN - Day 5 Not enough wind yesterday in Japan to run additional races, but this morning (local time), the final heats of the PWA Japan Slalom World Cup could be started. See the livestream window of our website.
Delphine Cousin FRA leads in the women's, Antoine Albeau FRA in the men's and in the foiling windsurfers - for the first time within the PWA program - Gonzalo Costa ARG is in the lead.
The PWA website with news, ranking lists and videos.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018   

World Sailing - Midyear Meeting - London GBR - the lastest information .. not any better

 World Sailing - Midyear Meeting - London GBR - the lastest information .. not any better Please find here the well edited right on the point news and comments by the former IYRU/ISAF and US Sailing Executive Tom Ehman USA in Sailing Illustrated of today and yesterday.
1) Council adopted Submission M22 changing 5 of the 10 Olympic events. Here the comment.
2) Another important discussion point was the financial situation. Over the weekend, the annual accounts (financial reports) were presented to the Council. Bottom line, 2017 operating loss was £5.2m ($7.1m), 44% of the 2016 IOC TV revenues; will WS go broke in 2019? Here the comment.
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