Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, June 20, 2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019   

Kite Boarding - Rob Douglas USA sets new world record for the fastest mile on a kite

 Kite Boarding - Rob Douglas USA sets new world record for the fastest mile on a kite Rob Douglas USA has set a new nautical mile speed sailing world record at Plage du Rouet, in La Palme FRA. The USA kiteboarder rode his kite at 39.04 knots (44.93 miles per hour) during the 2019 Prince of Speed. Tramontane winds were blowing in the 30-to-45-knot range. Douglas was assisted by world champion kite foiler Nico Parlier FRA.
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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, June 17, 2019
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, June 10, 2019
Monday, June 10, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Final results after Medal Races, best US result McNay/Hughes 8th in 470 men

 Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Final results after Medal Races, best US result McNay/Hughes 8th in 470 men No change on top of the 470 men with Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS clearly winning ahead of Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP and Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA won the Medal Race but remained on the 8th place overall. ----- Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA succeeded to control the one-point-leading Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR right from the start and covered the GBR women in a matchracing style till the end. Mas-Depares/Cantero ESP earned Bronze. ----- A very light breeze filled in only very late in the afternoon in Marseille FRA yesterday, just before the latest possible start time for the two 470 Medal Races. -----The two Laser and the Finn Medal Races scheduled earlier had to be cancelled due to lack of wind. Andy Maloney NZL finished first in the Finns. ----- In the Lasers, the winners were Giovanni Cocolutto ITA in the Standards and Viktorija Andrulyte LTU in the Radials. ----- All ranking lists and the final report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, June 9, 2019
Sunday, June 9, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 6 - McNay/Hughes USA on 8th qualified for the Medal Race today

 Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 6 - McNay/Hughes USA on 8th qualified for the Medal Race today After a week with mostly fresh winds, the first five Medal Races were sailed in a light to moderate breeze of 8-10kn yesterday. Today, the remaining five classes will held their crucial final race. We shall report livestream on www.sailing-news.com as from 11h UTC. ----- The RS:X men Medal Race was exciting: Mattia Camboni ITA grasped the overall victory ahead of Daniele Benedetti ITA. Louis Giard FRA advanced on rank 3. ----- In the RS:X women, Liliane De Geus NED had everything under control winning with a big advance, but the fight for Silver and Bronze was tight and decided in favour of Saskia Sills GBR over Flavia Tartaglini ITA on the final downwind leg only. ----- Behind the premature winners in the 49ers, Federico and Arturo Alonso ESP, the positions on the podium remained unchanged. Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT and Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI earned Silver and Bronze. ----- In the 49ersFX, Julie Bossard/Aude Compan FRA remained on top winning the Medal Race. Melzacka/Loboda POL took Silver. The duel for Bronze went in favour of Omari/Distefano ITA replacing the tied Schöfegger/Boustani AUT on the podium. ----- No change in the Nacra-17 catamarans with Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA on first in front of John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR. Ruggero Tita (just selected for the 'Luna Rossa-Prada-Pirelli' America's Cup team) with Caterina Banti ITA earned Bronze. ----- Winning the Medal Race as well, Nicolas Parlier FRA was the dominating first in Open Kiteboarding ahead of Théo De Ramecourt FRA and Axel Mazella FRA. -------- The remaining five classes will sail their Medal Races today with two premature winners: the Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS are first in the 470 men with a 20 point lead. Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA qualified for the Medal Race as 8th. ----- Early overall winner is also Viktoria Andrulyte LTU in the Lasers Radial with an 18 point lead. -----The fight for the Medals will be exciting in the Lasers Standard with the first 5 separated by 7 points only. Only 6 points is the difference of the ranks 2 to 5 in the Lasers Radial. ----- In the 470 women, the duel for Gold is between Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR and Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA one point behind. Winning the final fleetrace, Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA, rank 18, overtook Nikola Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weis USA, rank 19. ----- In the Finns, Andy Maloney NZL is on top 8 points ahead of Josh Junior NZL, and another 8 points back follows Max Salminen SWE on 3rd. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, June 8, 2019
Saturday, June 8, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 4 - McNay/Hughes USA 9th will have to defend Medal Race qualification today

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 4 - McNay/Hughes USA 9th will have to defend Medal Race qualification today The program of the day had to be abandoned by 13h UTC when the initial 15kn breeze was freshening to over 30kn. Today, the Medal Races of the RS:X windsurfers, 49ers, 49ersFX and Nacra 17 will take place. To be followed on www.sailing-news.com as from 6h ECT. The other classes sail their final fleetraces.
Finishing 1 and 2 yesterday, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS extended their lead on Xammar/Rodriguez ESP in the 470 men to 15 points. Today, Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA on rank 9 will have to defend the Medal Race qualification 11 points from rank 11. ----- Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR remain on top of the 470 women, but the best of the day Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA reduced the deficit on 4 points. Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weis USA and Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA remained on the ranks 19, respectively 21. ----- The Kiteboarders enjoyed the fresh winds and held another four races. Nicolas Parlier FRA is now 9 points ahead of Axel Mazella FRA. Half of the fleet refrained from starting in these conditions, among them the USA participants Daniela Moroz USA, best women in the Open fleet, rank 12, Kirstyn O'Brien USA 13th and Brad Funk USA 19th. ----- 16 points is the advantage of Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA on John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR in the Nacra 17. Enrique Figueroa/Gretchen Ortiz PUR remained 19th. ----- After another convincing day, Federico Alonso/Arturo Alonso ESP are the premature winners in the 49ers with a 27 point advantage before the Medal Race. On the second place follow Bildstein/Hussl AUT. Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI on rank 3 are 10 points behind the Austrians, but to keep Bronze today, the advantage on the closest opponents is small. ----- In the 49erFX, Aleksandra Melzacka/Kinga Loboda POL, day ranks 1 and 3, reduced the gap on the leading Julie Bossard/Aude Compan FRA to 4 points. ----- Leader change in the RS:X men windsurfers: Piotr Myszka POL is new on top but Daniele Benedetti ITA is only one point behind and also Pierre Le Coq FRA, 2 points back, remains in touch for victory. ----- In the RS:X women, the advantage of Liliane De Geus NED on Saskia Sills GBR is 11 points. ----- Andy Maloney NZL is now 6 points in front of Josh Junior NZL in the Finns. Max Salminen SWE remains on the 3rd place. ----- The two Laser fleets did not compete. Ryan Lo SGP leads in the Standards, Viktoria Andrulyte LTU in the Radials. ----- All results and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, June 7, 2019
Friday, June 7, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 3, full program sailed, McNay/Hughes USA (470 men) out of top-10

 Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 3, full program sailed, McNay/Hughes USA (470 men) out of top-10 With 3 races sailed yesterday, the 470 are now on schedule with their qualification races. Finishing 1/2/1, the Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS climbed on top of the 470 men ahead of Xammar/Rodriguez ESP and Peponnet/Mion FRA. The bad start to the day (ranks 26/12/4) relegated Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA on rank 12 overall, 8 points from the Medal Race cut. ----- In the 470 women, Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR have taken the overall lead ahead of Lecointre/Retornaz FRA new on rank 2 with two bullets yesterday. Zegers/Berkhout NED are now on 3rd. Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weis USA are 19th, Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA 21st. ----- Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA stay on top of the Nacra-17. John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR and Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA remain the first challengers. Enrique Figueroa/Gretchen Ortiz PUR are 19th. ----- The French riders dominate the Kiteboarding Open with Nicolas Parlier FRA 10 points ahead of Theo De Ramcourt FRA. Daniela Moroz USA, best women in the Open fleet, remains on rank 12, closely followed by Kirstyn O'Brien USA on 13th. Brad Funk USA left the competition and is ranked 19th. ----- Mattia Camboni ITA remains on top of the RS:X men windsurfers. As best of the day, Piotr Myska POL advanced on rank 2. Daniele Benedetti ITA is new on rank 3. ----- In the RS:X women windsurfers, the World Champion Lilian De Geus NED has taken the lead 2 points ahead of Saskia Sills GBR. Flavia Tartaglini ITA is now on the 3rd place. ----- No leader change in the Lasers with Ryan Lo SGP on top of the Standards. Giovanni Cocolutto ITA is new on rank 2. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Viktoria Andrulyte LTU extended her lead on the tied Elena Vorobeva CRO and Tatiana Droszdowskaja BLR to 9 points. ----- The New Zealand duel on top of the Finns continues with Andy Maloney NZL one point ahead of Josh Junior NZL. Max Salminen SWE moved up on rank 3. ----- With the day ranks 1/1/1/2 in the 49ers, Federico Alonso/Arturo Alonso ESP increased the advantage on Bildstein/Hussl AUT to 21 points. On rank 3 follow Fischer/Péquin FRA. ----- In the 49ersFX, Julie Bossard/Aude Comapn FRA are now 9 points in front of Melzacka/Loboda POL. Schöfegger/Boustani AUT follow 3rd. ----- After the windy Wednesday, sun and a moderate seabreeze of 11-15kn prevailed yesterday in Marseille and the full program could be completed in all classes. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, June 6, 2019
Thursday, June 6, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 2 - Windy day ! McNay/Hughes USA 7th

 Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 2 - Windy day ! McNay/Hughes USA 7th An up to 30kn wind prevailed yesterday in Marseille and only the classes scheduled for morning starts - the 470s, Lasers, Nacras 17 and 49ers - completed at least one race. The RS:X windsurfers, the Finns and the 49ersFX remained ashore. The Kiteboarders however held their full program. ----- In the 470 men, the winners were Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS reducing the backlog on the leading Xammar/Rodriguez ESP to one point. Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA did not finish the race and stay on 7th overall. ----- In the 470 women, Afrodite Zegers/Lobke Berkhout NED finished first and are the new leaders ahead of Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN new on 2nd. Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weis USA are 21st, Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA 22nd. ----- Winning both races of the day, Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA replaced Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA on rank one in the Nacra 17. Enrique Figueroa/Gretchen Ortiz PUR are 19th. ----- The Kiteboarders, completing the full 4-race program, were again dominated by Nico Parlier FRA extending the overall lead with three race wins. Daniela Moroz USA, best women in the Open fleet, is 12th and Kirstyn O'Brien USA 14th, both not finishing the last race. Brad Funk USA remained ashore and is down on rank 18. ----- Only four 49ers terminated the race as capsizes and equipment failures reduced the fleet. The winners of the day Alonso/Alonso ESP cut the gap on the leading Kevin Fischer/Yann Jauvin FRA to one point. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Viktorija Andrulyte LTU moved up on top with a bullet, followed by Carolina Albano ITA on 2nd. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Adonis Bougiouris GRE was first. Ryan Lo SGP remains on top overall. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 1, McNay/Hughes USA on 6th in 470 men, NorAms in 470 women, Nacra-17 and Kiteboarders

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 1, McNay/Hughes USA on 6th in 470 men, NorAms in 470 women, Nacra-17 and Kiteboarders In the 470 men, Xamar/Rodriguez ESP won both races of the day. Belcher/Ryan AUS and Ferrari/Calabro ITA follow 3 points behind. McNay/Hughes USA are 6th. ----- In the 470 women, Frederike Löwe/Anna Markfort GER are on first with two 3rd race ranks. Mills/McIntyre GBR, Oster/Winkel GER and Cornudella/Lopez ESP follow 4 points back tied on 2nd. Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weis USA are 22nd, Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA 24th. ----- In the RS:X windsurfers, Mattia Camboni ITA has taken the lead one point ahead of Angel Granda ESP. Pierre Le Coq FRA and Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI follow tied on 3rd and 4th. ----- Megumi Iseda ESP is first in the RS:X women ahead of Flavia Tartaglini ITA and Lilian De Geus NED. ----- Ryan Lo SGP in the Lasers Standard and Carolina lbano ITA in the Radials lead the very small Laser fleets. ----- In the Finns, Andy Maloney NZL is first ahead of Josh Junior NZL and Jake Lilley AUS. ----- First in the Nacra 17 are Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA with two bullets followed by John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR and Vittorio Bissaro/Maelle Frascari ITA. Enrique Figueroa/Gretchen Ortiz PUR are 24th. ----- Fischer/Jauvin FRA are on rank 1 in the 49ers in front of Alonso/Alonso ESP and Fantela/Fantela CRO. ----- In the 49ersFX, Laura Schöfegger/Anna Boustani AUT and Julie Bossard/Aude Compan FRA share the lead. ----- Nico Parlier FRA won 3 of the 4 races in the Open Kiteboarders. The three USA riders Daniela Moroz, Kirstin O'Brien and Brad Funk are on the ranks 13, 15 and 16. ----- Sun and a moderate seabreeze around 12kn prevailed yesterday during the first races of the Olympic Classes Worldcup Final in Marseille FRA. The participation however is disappointing in half of the events with less than 10 boats in the Lasers, and very small fleets in the Finns, 49ers or 49ersFX that had their full-house Europeans two weeks ago. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Tuesday, June 4, 2019   

Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Finals - Marseille FRA - Start today, with 470s and kiteboarders from the USA

 Olympic Worldcup 2019 - Finals - Marseille FRA - Start today, with 470s and kiteboarders from the USA The Olympic Classes Worldcup Final will begin in Marseille today on the Olympic waters of 2024. The top-30 of the World Ranking Lists are qualified, but only 183 of the 300 invited will attend this Grand Final, considered by the organising World Sailing staff as their 'top event'. In addition to the 10 Olympic events, the Kiteboarders, Olympic Class for 2024, will participate. North America is represented by three 470 teams and three kiteboarders from the USA. ----- All entry lists and the official preview. ----- The hot summer weather will provide for a moderate seabreeze during the day.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, June 3, 2019
Monday, June 3, 2019   (Image © PWA - John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2019 - Foil Men Roses ESP - Final results - Thomas Goyard FRA Windfoil winner

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2019 - Foil Men Roses ESP - Final results - Thomas Goyard FRA Windfoil winner The inaugural Foil World Tour event of the PWA was concluded yesterday with another two Eliminations and three Slalom runs. The RS:X Olympic campaigner Thomas Goyard FRA remained on top and celebrated his first PWA-Worldcup victory. Julien Bontemps FRA and Matteo Iacchino ITA completed the podium. ----- All details on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, June 2, 2019
Sunday, June 2, 2019   

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2019 - Foil Men - Roses ESP - Day 5 - inaugural Windfoil Slalom

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2019 - Foil Men - Roses ESP - Day 5 - inaugural Windfoil Slalom Yesterday, Thomas Goyard FRA won another Windfoil Course Race Elimination, held in a well-established seabreeze at the Costa Brava ESP. Julien Bontemps FRA and Nicolas Goyard FRA remain the immediate challengers. As a premiere in the PWA-World Tour, a Windfoil Slalom experiment was held yesterday, a most attractive spectacle. See all details on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, June 1, 2019
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