Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018   

Olympic Worldcup - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 1, brilliant in Lasers Radial, remarkable in Skiffs

 Olympic Worldcup - Semaine Olympique - Hyères FRA - Day 1, brilliant in Lasers Radial, remarkable in Skiffs Sun and slackening moderate winds prevailed yesterday in Hyères FRA on the first day of Act 3 of the Olympic Class Worldcup. Depending on the classes, 2 to 3 races were completed, and only the Nacra 17 sailed but one heat, won by the World Champions Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR. Ruggero Tita/Claudia Banti ITA and Iker Martinez/Olga Maslivets followed on the ranks 2 and 3. In the Finns, Jonathan Lobert FRA has taken the lead ahead of Jorge Zarif BRA and Ioannis Mitakis GRE.
Dahlberg/Bergström SWE are on top of the 470 men in front of Lan/Zhou CHN and Ferrari/Calabro ITA. In the 470 women, Wai/Gao CHN are first by a small margin over Mills/McIntyre GBR and Lecointre/Retornaz FRA.
Ida-Marie Baad/Marie Thusgaard DEN won both races in the 49ersFX, while in the 49ers, Buksak/Wierzbicki POL and Gilmour/Turner AUS share the lead at equal points.
A duo is also in top of the RS:X women windsurfers: Peina Chen CHN nd Noga Geller ISR are on top with the same number of points. In the RS_X men windsurfers, Pierre Le Coq FRA is in the lead after 3 races, followed by Mengfan Gao CHN one point behind.
The Laser results follow in the news below.

The results of the North Americans:
470 men: Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA 25th (with a BFD)
470 women: Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA) 27th, Madeleine Rice/Laura Slovensky USA 36th, Alison Knoles/Audrey Franchett USA 37th
49er: Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA 11th, Alexander Heinzemann/Justin Barnes CAN 39th, William Jones/Evan DePaul CAN 40th
49erFX: Erin Rafuse/Mariah Millen CAN 11th, Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA 13th
Finn: Tom Ramshaw CAN 25th
Laser Standard: Chris Barnard USA 20th, Charlie Buckingham USA 31st, Robert Davis CAN 36th, Henry Marshall USA 41st, Marek Zaleski USA 48th, Fillah Karim CAN 57th, Yanic Gentry MEX 59th, Justin Norton CAN 63rd
Laser Radial: Paige Railey USA 1st, Erika Reineke USA 4th, Sarah Douglas CAN 29th, Haddon Hughes USA 46th, Coralie Vittecoq CAN 58th
Nacra 17: Riley Gibbs/Louisa Chafee USA 20th, Bora Gulari/Helena Scutt USA 22nd
No North Americans compete in the RS:X men and RS:X women windsurfers

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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, April 19, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018   

World Sailing - Midyear Meeting - London GBR - Olympic sailing in danger

 World Sailing - Midyear Meeting - London GBR - Olympic sailing in danger In early May, the World Sailing Midyear-Meeting will debate on the future of Olympic Sailing discussing the 10 events to be held as from the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris/Marseille. 65 submissions (follow Papers and Submissions) will be on the table and some of them suggest to replace half of the existing events ! Popular classes with considerable local and national fleets such as the Finn, 470s shall be eliminated and be replaced by events such as kiteboarding, two-person offshore racing or team racing. Some of them are far from reality on elite sailing around the World as e.g. the one from US Sailing.
An extensive report by sail-world.com critised the confusing process initiated by the federation. Read also two comments of the past-ISAF President Paul Henderson CAN 'world-sailing-has-it-wrong' and 'an important perspective' on this subject.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018   

Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Mondial du vent - Leucate FRA - Day 1

 Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Mondial du vent - Leucate FRA - Day 1 Yesterday, the 'Mondial du vent', a 5-day-happening of the wind- and kitesurfers, began in Leucate FRA at the Mediterranean Sea. Absent was the wind and only some demonstration flights of towing kiters could be seen. In addition to the competition on the water, an attractive race village with all The news and the videos on the event website
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, April 12, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018   

Olympic Worldcup 2019/2020 - Genova ITA will replace Hyères FRA !

 Olympic Worldcup 2019/2020 - Genova ITA will replace Hyères FRA ! World Sailing informed yesterday, that in 2019 and 2020, Genova ITA will replace Hyères FRA as the European venue for the Olympic Classes Worldcup. Hyères, much appreciated because of its perfect infrastructure and mostly excellent wind conditions is out. France remains a Worldcup address as the Worldcup Final will be held in Marseille, the Olympic sailing venue 2024.
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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, April 8, 2018
Sunday, April 8, 2018   

Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia -Palma ESP - Final results, McNay/Hughes 10th, Barnard 4th after Medal Races

 Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia -Palma ESP - Final results, McNay/Hughes 10th, Barnard 4th after Medal Races The Trofeo Princes Sofia on Palma Bay was concluded yesterday with the Medal Races sailed in light winds. In 6 of the 10 events, the winners were known prematurely.
The best team overall with the largest lead were Matthews Belcher/Will Ryan AUS in the 470 men, grasping the Trofeo. Cinar/Cinar TUR and Isozaki/Takayanagi JPN took Silver and Bronze. The outcome in the 470 women was very close with Kondo/Yoshioka JPN 2 points ahead of Mills/McIntyre GBR and 3 points ahead of Fahrni/Siegenthaler SUI.
In the 49ers, Lange/Lange ARG won the Medal Race and climbed on top ahead of Fletcher/Bithell GBR and Delpech/Frei FRA on the ranks 2 and 3. Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED had their victory in the 49erFX prematurely but non the less, they won the Medal Race as well. Maloney/Meech NZL and Van Aanholt/Jongens NED completed the podium.
In the Finns, the top ranks did not change: Giles Scott GBR finished first ahead of Nicholas Heiner NED and Andy Maloney NZL. Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA clearly won in the Nacra-17 followed by Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR and Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, Pawel Tarnowski POL won the Medal Race and herewith the overall rankings. Louis Giard FRA had to content himself with rank 2. Lilan De Geus NED remained on top of the women in front of Pei Na Chen CHN.
The Laser results follow in a separate news text.

The best-ranked North American by nations:
470 men: Stuart McNay/Dave Hughes USA 10th
470 women: Atlantic Brugman/Nora Brugman USA 35th
49er: Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA 24th, William Jones/Evan Depaul CAN 46th
49erFX: Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA 28th
Finn: Luke Muller USA 13th
Laser Standard: Christopher Barnard USA 4th, Robert Davies CAN 41st, Yanic Gentry MEX 51st
Laser Radial: Paige Railey USA 12th, Sarah Douglas CAN 32nd, Elena Oetling MEX 88th
Nacra 17: Riley Joseph Gibbs/Louisa Chafee 12th, Enrique Figueroa/Franchesca Ortega PUR 16th,
RS:X men: Pedro Pascul Suitt USA 72nd, David Mier y Teran MEX 76th
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 39th, Mariana Aguilar MEX 53rd

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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, April 7, 2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018   

Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - Day 5, McNay/Hughes USA and Barnard USA qualified for Medal Races

 Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - Day 5, McNay/Hughes USA and Barnard USA qualified for Medal Races Yesterday, the Trofeo Princesa Sofia was concluded with the Final Series sailed under an overcast sky in the moderate 10kn breeze. In 6 of the 10 events, the final winners are known before the Medal Races of today.
Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS lead in the 470 men with a 35 points advantage on Cinar/Cinar TUR. Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED are 38 points ahead of Odile Van Anholt/Marieke Jongens NED in the 49erFX. In the Finns. the leader Giles Scott GBR is 26 points in front. Nicholas Heiner NED and Andy Maloney NZL will fight for werden Silver and Bronze today. 19 points is the lead of Matthew Wearn AUS on Sam Meech NZL in the Lasers. In the Laser Radial, Anne-Marie Rindom DEN is 23 points ahead of Alison Young GBR. And last-but-not-least the Nacra 17, where Ruggero Tita/Claudia Banti ITA are 34 points away from Saxton/Boniface GBR.
Only in the 470 women, the 49ers and the two RS:X windsurfing fleets, the final outcome will be decided in today's Medal Races.

The best-ranked North American by nations:
470 men: Stuart McNay/Dave Hughes USA 9th
470 women: Atlantic Brugman/Nora Brugman USA 35th
49er: Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA 24th, William Jones/Evan Depaul CAN 46th
49erFX: Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA 28th
Finn: Luke Muller USA 13th
Laser Standard: Christopher Barnard USA 4th, Robert Davies CAN 41st, Yanic Gentry MEX 51st
Laser Radial: Paige Railey USA 12th, Sarah Douglas CAN 32nd, Elena Oetling MEX 88th
Nacra 17: Riley Joseph Gibbs/Louisa Chafee 12th, Enrique Figueroa/Franchesca Ortega PUR 16th,
RS:X men: Pedro Pascul Suitt USA 72nd, David Mier y Teran MEX 76th
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 39th, Mariana Aguilar MEX 53rd

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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, April 6, 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - Day 4, five USA teams still with chances to make the Medal Races

 Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - Day 4, five USA teams still with chances to make the Medal Races The Final Series at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia continued yesterday on Palma Bay in sun and a classic thermal breeze around 14kn.
In the 470 men, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS extended their lead on 31 points, while the ranks 2 to 5 are separated by 4 points only. The experienced teams dominated also in the 470 women. Lecointre/Retornaz FRA lead ahead of Mills/McIntyre GBR and Kondo/Yoshioka JPN.
In the 49ers, Fletcher/Bithell GBR defended their lead. New on rank 2 are Frei/ Delpech FRA. The advantage of Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED in the 49erFX has grown on 23 points. Nielsen/Thusgaard DEN stay on rank 2.
Already by this evening before tomorrow's Medal Race, Giles Scott GBR will be the winner in the Finns, as his advantage is now up on 37 (!) points. Nicholas Heiner NED and Nils Theuninck SUI are the first persuers. Ruggero Tita/Claudia Banti remained on top of the Nacra-17, but thanks to two race wins, Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR reduced their backlog on 3 points.
In the RS:X windsurfers, Louis Giard FRA and Lilian de Geus NED keep their first places in the men and women fleets.
The Laser news follow in the next news text below.

The best-ranked by North American nations:
470 men: Stuart McNay/Dave Hughes USA 12th
470 women: Atlantic Brugman/Nora Brugman USA 35th
49er: Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA 22nd, William Jones/Evan Depaul CAN 46th
49erFX: Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA 28th
Finn: Luke Muller USA 13th
Laser Standard: Christopher Barnard USA 10th, Robert Davies CAN 39th, Yanic Gentry MEX 52nd
Laser Radial: Paige Railey USA 9th, Sarah Douglas CAN 35th, Elena Oetling MEX 92nd
Nacra 17: Riley Joseph Gibbs/Louisa Chafee 14th, Enrique Figueroa/Franchesca Ortega PUR 17th,
RS:X men: Pedro Pascul Suitt USA 69th, David Mier y Teran MEX 77th
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 43rd, Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX 50th

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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, April 5, 2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018   

Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - Day 3, Luke Muller and Paige Railey in top-10

 Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - Day 3, Luke Muller and Paige Railey in top-10 A major change occurred in the wind scheme on Palma Bay yesterday after the first 2 light-wind days, as a fresh breeze around 18kn filled in. In most classes, the ranking lists changed considerably.
Only in the 470 men, the leaders Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS were as strong as in the days before and won both final heats of the day. At equal points, but with a massive 19 points backlog followed Okada/Hokazano JPN and Diesch/Autenrieth GER on the ranks 2 and 3. In the 470 women, Camille Lecointre/Aloïse Retornaz FRA, strongly coming back after a one-year break, won both heats and lead now 2 points ahead of Mills/McIntyre GBR and auch Kondo/Yoshioka JPN not far back.
The 49ers completefd already 9 races. Fletcher/Bithell GBR defended their first place ahead of Prszybytek/Kolodzsinski POL and Lange/Lange ARG. Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED won 2 of the 3 final races in the 49erFX and extended their lead on Nielsen/Thusgaard DEN and Hansen/Salskov DEN to 18 points.
In the Finns, the favorite Giles Scott GBR took the lead with a huge 20 points' advantage on Tappio Nirkko FIN and Alessio Spadoni ITA. In the Nacra-17, Ruggero Tita/Claudia Banti ITA started to the final series successfully with the rank 2/2/1 building up a considerable lead on Saxton/Bonifaci GBR and Lange/Carranza ARG on the ranks 2 and 3.
In the RS:X windsurfers, the big breeze specialists Louis Giard FRA and Lilian De Geus NED have taken the lead.
The Lasers follow in a separate news text below.

The best-ranked North Americans by nations:
470 men: Stuar McNay/Dave Hughes USA 17th
470 women: Atlantic Brugman/Nora Brugman USA 39th
49er: Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA 19th, William Jones/Evan Depaul CAN 48th
49erFX: Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA 29th
Finn: Luke Muller USA 9th
Laser Standard: Christopher Barnard USA 17th, Robert Davies CAN 33rd, Yanic Gentry MEX 53rd
Laser Radial: Paige Railey USA 10th, Sarah Douglas CAN 33rd, Elena Oetling MEX 83rd
Nacra 17: Enrique Riley Joseph Gibbs/Louisa Chafee 15th , Figueroa/Franchesca Ortega PUR 19th
RS:X men: Pedro Pascul Suitt USA 68th, David Mier y Teran MEX 77th
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 44th, Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX 54th

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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (Image © Tomas Moya)

Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - Day 2, Luke Muller USA 3rd in Finns

 Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - Day 2, Luke Muller USA 3rd in Finns Light winds prevailed on Palma Bay also on the second day of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia.
In the 470 men, the World Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS, back from a 6-month-break, have taken the lead one point ahead of Isozaki/Takayanagi JPN. Diesch/Autenrieth GER moved up on rank 3. In the 470 women, Noya Bar/Nina Amir ISR are now on rank 1 at equal points with Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI. One point behind follow Böhm/Goliass GER.
In the 49ers, Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell GBR are now on first with the day ranks 2/1/1. Fischer/Jauvin FRA and Prszybytek/Kolodzsinski POL follow on the positions 2 and 3. Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED have already a 9 points' lead in the 49erFX. Two other experienced teams - Nielsen/Thusgaard DEN and Dobson/Tidey GBR - are on the 2nd and 3rd place.
The day ranks 4 nd 9 brought the Finn Junior European Champion Nils Theuninck SUI on rank one, 4 points ahead of Giles Scott GBR on rank 2. Luke Muller USA and Alejandro Muscat ESP share rank 3. In the Nacra-17, Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR are the new leaders. Tita/Banti ITA and Echevarri/Pacheco ESP follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, Yoav Cohen ISR in on first 3 points ahead of Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI and Bing Ye CHN tied on the ranks 2 and 3. In the RS:X women, Peina Chen CHN is on top in front of Lilian De Geus NED.
The Lasers follow in a separate news text.

The best-ranked by North American nations:
470 men: Stuar McNay/Dave Hughes USA 10th
470 women: Atlantic Brugman/Nora Brugman USA 45th
49er: Ian Barrows/Mitchell Kiss USA 23rd, William Jones/Evan Depaul CAN 53rd
49erFX: Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA 28th
Finn: Luke Muller USA 3rd
Laser Standard: Christopher Barnard USA 7th, Robert Davies CAN 40th, Yanic Gentry MEX 49th
Laser Radial: Paige Railey USA 13th, Sarah Douglas CAN 33rd, Elena Oetling MEX 93rd
Nacra 17: Enrique Figueroa/Franchesca Ortega PUR 13th, Riley Joseph Gibbs/Louisa Chafee 15th
RS:X men: David Mier y Teran MEX 70th, Pedro Pascul Suitt USA 71th
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 37th, Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX 45th

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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (Image © Tomas Moya)

Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - Day 1, Finn rank 6 of Luke Muller USA only top-10 result of NorAms

 Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - Day 1, Finn rank 6 of Luke Muller USA only top-10 result of NorAms Yesterday, the first major Olympic Classes regatta in Europe was kicked-off on Palma Bay in light winds. With 1'156 participants from 60 nations, the attendance is an absolute record at Trofeo Princesa Sofia ! Except the Lasers with one race only, all classes sailed the program according to schedule.
In the 470 men, Naoki Ichino/Takashi Hasegawa JPN have taken the lead ahead of Peponnet/Mion FRA and Patience/Grube GBR. In the 470 women, Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI are on rank 1 followed by Böhm/Goliass GER and Kondo/Yoshioka JPN at equal points on rank 2.
With two bullets, the Olympic Champion 2008 Jonas Warrer DEN with his new crew Jakob Precht DEN had a successful comeback after a 2-year-pause. Two race wins also Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED in the 49erFX.
In the Finns, Alejandro Muscat ESP stays on top ahead of Giles Scott GBR and Facundo Olezza ARG. Here the report of the Finn class. Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA are on first in the Nacra-17-catamarans one point ahead of the Olympic Champions Santiago Lange/Cecilia Carranza ARG.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, Bing Ye CHN, Yoav Cohen ISR and Makoto Tomizawa JPN won the only race of their Groups each. Peina Chen CHN and Byrony Shaw GBR lead in the RS:X women.
The Lasers follow in a separate news text.

The best-ranked by North American nations:
470 men: Stuar McNay/Dave Hughes USA 23rd
470 women: Atlantic Brugman/Nora Brugman USA 29th
49er: Ian Barrows/Mitchell Kiss USA 27th, William Jones/Evan Depaul CAN 46th
49erFX: Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA 30th
Finn: Luke Muller USA 6th
Laser Standard: Christopher Barnard USA 19th, Robert Davies CAN 22nd, Yanic Gentry MEX 46th
Laser Radial: Paige Railey USA 15th, Coralie Vittecoq CAN 41st, Elena Oetling MEX 63rd
Nacra 17: Riley Joseph Gibbs/Louisa Chafee 11th
RS:X men: David Mier y Teran MEX 73rd, Pedro Pascul Suitt USA 82nd
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 33rd, Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX 34th

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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, February 26, 2018
Monday, February 26, 2018   

Kiteboarding - Youth Olympic Qualifier - Dakhla MOR - Final results - Olympic berths for Slowenia, Italy, South Africa and Morocco

 Kiteboarding - Youth Olympic Qualifier - Dakhla MOR - Final results - Olympic berths for Slowenia, Italy, South Africa and Morocco Windy conditions with gusts above 30kn prevailed yesterday on the last day of the second Qualification Event for the 2018 Olympic Youth Games in Argentina. First in the largest fleet - the European boys - by a small margin was Toni Vodisek SLO ahead of Benoît Gomez FRA and Maxime Chabloz SUI. After the allotment of the continental nations' berths (one per continent), the last six nations' places will be at stake at the Youth World Championship in China in May. The other qualified nations are Morocco with Jonas Ouahamid MOR (African Boys), South Africa with Rut Gouws RSA (African Girls) and Italy with Sofia Tomasoni ITA (European Girls).
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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, February 25, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018   

Kiteboarding - Qualifier Youth Olympics - Dakhla MOR - Day 3

 Kiteboarding - Qualifier Youth Olympics - Dakhla MOR - Day 3 A fresh 20 to 25kn breeze filled finally in after two no-wind days in Dakhla MOR yesterday, and the Youth Olympic Qualification event was kicked-off. The best African and European qualify their countries for the Youth Games. Leader in the Boys Europe is Toni Vodisek SLO. Sofia Tomasoni ITA is first in the Girls' rankings.
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