Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, October 17, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019   

Kite Foil - ANOC World Beach Games - Doha QAT - Final results, Men title for Florian Gruber GER ahead of Nico Parlier FRA

 Kite Foil - ANOC World Beach Games - Doha QAT - Final results, Men title for Florian Gruber GER ahead of Nico Parlier FRA Former world and European champion Florian Gruber GER won two consecutive races in the final to become the first men’s Kitefoil Racing ANOC World Beach Games champion aheat of Nicolas Parlier FRA and Guy Bridge GBR. Evan Heffernan USA finished 9th. ----- As reported yesterday, Daniela Morosz USA was the dominating winner in the Kitefoil Women ahead of Julia Damasiewicz POL and Elena Kalinina RUS. ----- The results and the news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019   

Kite Boarding - ANOC World Beach Games - Doha, Qatar - final results - Gold for Daniela Moroz USA

 Kite Boarding - ANOC World Beach Games - Doha, Qatar - final results - Gold for Daniela Moroz USA Daniela Moroz USA won the Women Kitefoil Racing Gold defeating Julia Damasiewicz POL. Elena Kalinina RUS secured Bronze. ----- Organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), 97 countries are at the first ever 2019 competition which features 14 disciplines in 13 sports, all non-Olympic events different from the Tokyo 2020 program and are gender equal. ----- The news and the results. ----- Today Wednesday, the Men will held the semi-finals. With Nicolas Parlier FRA and Florian Gruber GER already through, the 12 highest qualifying competitors from the opening series races will battle it out for two remaining places in the final.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, October 7, 2019
Monday, October 7, 2019   

Kite Foil - World Series 2019 - Final - Cagliari ITA - Final results, Theo de Ramecourt FRA and Daniela Moroz USA superior winners

 Kite Foil - World Series 2019 - Final - Cagliari ITA - Final results, Theo de Ramecourt FRA and Daniela Moroz USA superior winners Theo De Ramecourt FRA was the superior winner of the Foil-Kite World Series Final in Cagliari ITA ahead of Nico Parlier FRA and Connor Bainbridge GBR. The overall World Series title went to Axel Mazella FRA, as Toni Vodisek SLO, winner of all 2019 events so far, was forced to retire from the competition with a shoulder injury. ----- Daniela Moroz USA on rank 18 was once more the best of the 24 woman competing in the mixed fleet. She won not only the Sardinia Grand Slam but also the World Series title, the only big Trophy she did not get so far in her young career. Julia Damasiewicz POL and Breiana Whitehead AUS finished as 2nd and 3rd in the female rankings. ----- The fresh Mistral breeze from the shore and flat waters made racing extremely fast with top speeds above 40kn. ----- The ranking lists and the final report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, October 6, 2019
Sunday, October 6, 2019   

Kite Foil - World Series 2019 - Final - Cagliari ITA - Day 3, no change on top

 Kite Foil - World Series 2019 - Final - Cagliari ITA - Day 3, no change on top With Toni Vodisek SLO, overall Worldcup leader eliminated due to an injury, the French are dominating the competition in Cagliari ITA. Théo de Ramecourt FRA slightly extended his lead on Nico Parlier FRA rank 2. Axel Mazella FRA follows on the 4th position and is on a safe track to win the 2019 Worldcup. ----- Daniela Moroz USA, rank 16 overall, remains by far the best women among the 64 participants from 19 nations and 4 continents. ----- An up to 20kn breeze from the shore prevailed again during the Foil-Kite Worldcup Final on Sardinia. ----- The results, the news and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, October 5, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019   (Image © Martina Orsini)

Kite-Foil - World Series - Cagliari ITA - Day 2, Daniela Moroz USA dominating leader

 Kite-Foil - World Series - Cagliari ITA - Day 2, Daniela Moroz USA dominating leader Daniela Moroz USA remained a class of her own clearly leading the women foil-kiters ahead of Julia Damasiewicz POL. ----- In the men fleet, the winner of all three Worldcup events so far, Toni Vodisek SLO, age 17, was forced to retire from the competition due to a shoulder injury after a spill yesterday. Racing for the Worldcup overall title are now Théo de Ramecourt FRA, keeping the first place, as well as the closely following Connor Bainbridge GBR, Nico Parlier FRA and Axel Mazella FRA on the ranks 2 to 4. ----- Five races were held yesterday at this Worldcup Final on Sardinia in an initial 9kn wind increasing to up to 20kn during the day. ----- The news and the event facebook page.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, October 4, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019   

Kite Foil - World Series 2019 - Final - Cagliari ITA - Day 1, Daniela Moroz USA day one leader

 Kite Foil - World Series 2019 - Final - Cagliari ITA - Day 1, Daniela Moroz USA day one leader Théo De Ramecourt FRA has taken the lead at the Kitefoil Gold Cup in Cagliary ITA yesterday, as the overall Worldcup leader Toni Vodisek SLO, age 17, had to leave out the races five and six due to an equipment break. Axel Mazella FRA closely followed on second. ----- In the women, Daniela Moroz USA is again clearly in front, this time ahead of Julia Damasiewicz POL, age 14. ----- 30kn winds from the shore prevailed, allowing to held six perfect races on flat water at speeds of up to 37kn ! ----- The news. The results were not yet posted this morning UTC.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Tuesday, October 1, 2019   

World Sailor of the year 2019 - the nominees

 World Sailor of the year 2019 - the nominees End of October, the World Sailors of the Year will be announced at the World Sailing Annual Meeting. The nominees are in the Women, the PWA windsurfer Délphine Cousin FRA, the Hansa 303 Disabled Sailing World Champion Violeta del Reino ESP and Anne-Marie Rindom DEN, the Laser Radial World- and European Champion, as well as in the Men, Antoine Albeau FRA, multiple PWA Windsurf World Champion, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS, multiple 470 World Champions, Marco Gradoni ITA, triple Optimist World Champion and Francis Joyon FRA, winner of the Route de Rhum. ----- The report with details on the nominees.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019   

Olympic News - Windsurf Equipment Trials - Torbole ITA - Day 1

 Olympic News - Windsurf Equipment Trials - Torbole ITA - Day 1 Twenty internationally renowned windsurfers are participating in the Paris 2024 Men and Women Windsurfer sea trials from 29 September to 3 October 2019 held out of Circolo Surf Torbole on Lake Garda. Seven applications from class associations and manufacturers wishing to participate in the sea trials have been received. ----- Based on the reports after the tests, the new equipment - with or without foils - will be selected as proposal to Council at the World Sailing Annual Meeting in a month from now. ----- Among the testers are top windsurfers such as the RS:X World Champion Lilian De Geus NED or Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL, and also Farrah Hall USA. ----- The illustrated report of day one and the preview of World Sailing with details on boards and test drivers.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, September 29, 2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019   

RS:X-Windsurfing - World Championship - Torbole ITA - Final results - Olympic berths for US Sailing Team, Gold for CHN & NED

 RS:X-Windsurfing - World Championship - Torbole ITA - Final results - Olympic berths for US Sailing Team, Gold for CHN & NED Yunxiu Lu CHN controlled the Medal race in the RS:X women fleet, winning another important international title. The duel for Silver and Bronze went in favour of Katy Spychakov ISR replacing the defending Champion Lilian De Geus NED on rank 2. ----- The nine Olympic nations berths have been allocated to HKG, BRA, PER, FIN, MEX (Mariana Aguilar Chavez Peon 42nd), HUN, TUR, USA (Farrah Hall 56th) and THA. ----- In the RS:X men, Kiran Badloe NED and Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED celebrated a double Dutch victory ...but this time in the opposite sequence compared to last year. Pierre Le Coq FRA dropped on rank 3. ----- The Olympic nation berths went to KOR, HKG, BLR, SUI, LTU, USA (Pedro Pascual, 42nd), CYP and CZE. ----- The morning Northwind did not fill in on the final day of the RS:X Windsurfing World Championship on Lake Garda ITA, and the final fleetraces had to be cancelled. The best 10 female and male windsurfers ready for the Medal Races were kept waiting, and finally, around 3 p.m. one hour before the time limit, a light Ora breeze enabled racing for the Medals. ----- The final results of all North Americans, the final report and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, September 28, 2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019   

RS:X-Windsurfing - World Championship - Torbole ITA - Day 4 - last races today, Farrah Hall, Pedro Pascual and Ignacio Berenguer (MEX) fight for an Olympic berth

 RS:X-Windsurfing - World Championship - Torbole ITA - Day 4 - last races today, Farrah Hall, Pedro Pascual and Ignacio Berenguer (MEX) fight for an Olympic berth Leader change on top of the RS:X women after the three races of yesterday, held in a well-estblished morning Peler, with Yunxiu Xu CHN, ranks 8/4/1, already dominator of the Olympic Test and the Worldcup events in Japan last month, replacing the defending Champion Lilian De Geus NED on rank 1, with a 6 point advantage before the Medal Race of today. Katy Spychakov ISR, 8 points back, remains in the fight for the title. The RS:X women Goldfleet ranking list. ----- 7 of the 9 Olympic nation berths were allotted after the Qualification races already. The two remaining slot will be decided in the last Silverfleet race today. Farah Hall USA (rank 3 Silverfleet, 154 pts) and Siripon Kaewduang-Ngam THA (rank 4, 160 pts) own the qualifying places, but Veerle Ten Have NZL (rank 5, 160 pts) and Gelly Skarlatou GRE (rank 6, 166 pts) are not far away. ----- The RS:X men completed only one race in the slackening Northwind yesterday and remained ashore in the afternoon as the Ora failed to fill in. Kiran Badloe NED finished 3rd and extended the lead on Pierre Le Coq FRA to 5 points. Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED on 3rd is already 15 points back and will hardly have a chance for the title in the Medal Race of today. The RS:X men Goldfleet ranking list.----- Concerning the Olympic nation berths, a first decision was made in favour of Korea with Wonwoo Cho KOR qualified for the Medal Race. Good chances have also HKG (rank 13), BLR (23rd), SUI (25th) and LTU (33rd). The remaining 3 places are occupied at present by the USA (Pedro Pascual, 42nd), CZE (46th) and RUS (52nd), challenged by TUR (55th) and MEX (56th Ignacio Berenguer, 3 points behind cut). ----- The updated results of all North Americans, the daily news and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, September 27, 2019
Friday, September 27, 2019   

RS:X-Windsurfing - World Championship - Torbole ITA - Day 3, USA still qualified for an Olympic men berth, MEX out

Leader change in the RS:X men yesterday: Kiran Badloe NED replaced Pierre Le Coq FRA on top by one point. As best of the day, the Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED moved up on rank 3. ----- The North Americans in the Goldfleet are on the positions 43 (Geronimo Nores USA), 47 (Pedro Pascual USA) and 57 (Ignacio Berenguer MEX). ----- Concerning the 2020 Olympic nations berths, KOR (rank 8), HKG (14th) and BLR (24th) seem to be on a safe way to Tokyo. LTU (30th), SUI (34th), CYP (40th), USA (44th) and CZE (48th) occupy the remaining qualification positions. MEX as 13th nation is 33 points behind the 8-place-cut and too far away from the Games. ----- No change on top of the RS:X women, inspite of the fact, that the leading Lilian De Geus NED sailed her discard result (rank 21). Giorgia Speciale ITA, 2 points behind on rank 2, as well as Katy Spychakow ISR on the 3rd place considerably reduced the gap to rank 1. ----- Mariana Aguilar Chavez Peon MEX is 46th. ----- Yesterday, the men completed three Northwind races, while the women could only sail one race in the afternoon in a light Ora breeze. ----- Today, three more races are on the program for the Gold- and Silverfleets. The ten best by gender will sail the Medal Races on Saturday, the non-qualified another final fleetraces. ----- The news with links to the results.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, September 26, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019   

RS:X-Windsurfing - World Championship - Torbole ITA - Day 2, four North Americans make Goldfleet, RS:X women nation berth for MEX

 RS:X-Windsurfing - World Championship - Torbole ITA - Day 2, four North Americans make Goldfleet, RS:X women nation berth for MEX Yesterday, Lilian De Geus NED took the overall lead in the RS:X women 3 points ahead of Yunxiu Lu CHN on 2nd. Marta Maggetti ITA is down on 3rd. ----- 7 of the 9 non-qualified nations for 2020 Olympia Tokyo made the cut for the Goldfleet. HKG, BRA, PER, FIN, MEX (with Mariana Aguilar Chavez Peon (U21) on 42nd), HUN and TUR secured herewith the nations berths for the Olympic regatta. ----- In the RS:X men, Pierre Le Coq FRA defended his first place over Kiran Badloe NED 2 points behind. The persuers, led by Piotr Myszka POL, are 11 and more points back. ----- 13 not yet qualified 2020 contenders will continue racing in the Goldfleet with the goal to get one of the 8 Olympic berths, i.e. KOR, HKG, SUI, BLT, LIT, CYP, USA (with Pedro Pascual 42nd and Geronimo Nores 48th), RUS,HUN, TUR, CZE, MEX (with Ignacio Berenguer MEX) und MLT. Hong Kong on rank 15 is the best placed candidate. ---- Three races were completed yesterday - two in the morning in a 15kn Northwind and one in the afternoon in 5-18kn Ora. Seven races (Final Series and Medal Races) with the fleets split in Gold and Silver fleets will be held until Saturday. ----- The news with links to the results and the results of all North American participants.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019   

RS:X-Windsurfing - World Championship - Torbole ITA - Day 1, Nores USA 11th after 3 races

 RS:X-Windsurfing - World Championship - Torbole ITA - Day 1, Nores USA 11th after 3 races After the three races on the opening day, Pierre Le Coq FRA has taken the lead in the RS:X men windsurfers ahead of Kiran Badloe NED and Tom Squires GBR. ----- By far best of the 11 North American participants was Geronimo Nores (U21) on rank 11 as second best of the eight nations still seeking a 2020 Olympic nations berths behind Hongkong (rank 8). Ignacio Berenguer MEX on rank 36 and 7th non-qualified nation is also on a promising position. ----- In the RS:X women windsurfers, Marta Maggetti ITA is on top 3 points ahead of Emma Wilson GBR, Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL and Maya Morris ISR on the ranks 2 to 4. ----- Best of the so far in the Pre-Olympics and Worldcup in Japan dominating Chinese women is Peina Chen CHN on rank 10. ----- Best of the six North American women was Demita Vega De Lille MEX, rank 46, as 8th nation just within the Olympic berth qualifiers. Farrah Hall USA on rank 63, 12th nation, is 14 points behind the Mexican. ----- Three races were held yesterday on Lake Garda in both fleets, the men in a 12-16kn Peler (Northwind) and the women in an intital 10kn, freshening to 15kn Ora (Southwind) in the afternoon. ----- The results of all North American participants. ----- The news with the ranking lists. ----- Today is the last day of qualifying series racing when the fleets will be split into Gold and Silver fleets. The first Tokyo 2020 selected nations could be announced tomorrow.
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