As we informed two days ago on the base of the announcement of NHK, the host broadcaster of the Tokyo Olympics, the new dates of the Olympic Games 2020, to be held in 2021, are July 22 until August 9. Sailing will take place from July 26 till August 6. ----- The official program and the news from World Sailing.
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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, March 31, 2020
In collaboration with World Sailing, Virtual Sailing yesterday announced the continuation of the Olympic season 2020 as planned. At least on the screen! The Trofeo Princesa Sofia in Palma (participation is still possible) is already underway. Next week, you can participate in the Genoa World Cup, and in June, the Kiel Week will follow. ----- The news, and the inscription link.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, March 27, 2020
The postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games is a huge challenge for the organizers: it is important to keep the competition venues and the further infrastructure available for another year. But it could also be difficult for the national Olympic Committees and especially for the Sports Federations, which are largely financed by the proceeds from the Olympic Games. The money will flow late. The organizers now have established a task force to plan a new date and the next steps as quickly as possible. The report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, March 26, 2020
Yesterday, World Sailing published the updated Olympic Classes World Rankings after the various World Championships down under. In four classes, new names are on top of the classifications. ----- With their top performance at the Worlds, Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT have taken the lead in the 49ers. Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA are 20th.----- In the 49ersFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED are new on rank 1. Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA are excellent 4th. Paris Henken/Anna Tobias USA follow on 12th. ----- The top position in the RS:X women windsurfers changed as the leading Yunxiu Lu CHN could not start at the Worlds due to the Coronavirus. The new number one is Katy Spychakov ISR. ----- Leader change in the RS:X men with Louis Giard FRA now on first. Pedro Pascual USA is 9th, his best-ever ranking. ----- Pavlos Kontides CYP moved on top of the Lasers Standard. Charlie Buckingham USA is 24th. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Anne-Marie Rindom DEN defended rank 1. Erika Reinecke USA follows as 8th. ----- Mathew Belcher/William Ryan AUS remain first in the 470 men. Stuart McNay/Dave Hughes USA are 11th. ----- Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA stay in the first place in the 470 women. ----- The new Nacra17 leaders are John Gimson/Anna Burdet GBR. Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis USA are 14th. ----- Nicholas Heiner NED remains first in the Finns. Caleb Paine 8th, Tom Ramshaw CAN 13th and Luke Muller USA 16th are in the top-20 as well. ----- All ranking lists.
In February, when you were still allowed to go on the water in this country, some wind and kite surfers enjoyed the strong Northeasterly and the waves, large by Swiss standards, for an icy surf adventure. Among the participants was a wing foiler, the lastest trends in windsurfing .... The video:
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Yesterday, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo JPN and IOC President Thomas Bach GER announced that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed to 2021. In view of the widening Corona crisis, this decision was to be expected and was also unanimously welcomed. The IOC-Communiqué. ----- World Sailing is fully supporting this decision. In the short term, the pending Olympic qualification events for Africa, Asia or Europe will be delayed. Together with the IOC, an updated qualification system will be established with events in late 2020 or early 2021.The news
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, March 23, 2020
The postponement of the Olympic Games in July / August this year is getting closer. Numerous countries have already asked the IOC to do so. Yesterday Canada, a major sports nation, has announced that it will not send any athletes to Tokyo, if the games take place this year. The Communiqué, ------- The International Olympic Committee wants to keep an eye on developments and decide soon. A shift brings major logistical problems: Among other things, the Olympic village has already been sold to private individuals, and a new solution for the accommodation of around 10,000 athletes would have to be found in 2021 ... to name just one of the problems. The news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, March 22, 2020
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, March 20, 2020
Major events in all sports - soccer, ice-hockey, cycling ... you name it, and obviously also in sailing have been or will be cancelled or postponed. Not only competitions, including Olympic qualification events, but also training activities have come to a halt until at least end of April. A level playing field for athletes can hardly by guaranteed under these circumstances, and there is more and more pressure on the IOC, to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo to 2021. The IOC, together with the Tokyo Organising Committee, is closely following up the situation and will make a decision by end of April at the latest. ----- Here an article of AP on this subject.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, March 13, 2020
Corona Virus - the 470 World Championship in Palma postponed ! American athletes advised to return to the USA
More sailing event postponed or cancelled due to the COVID19 Pandemia ! ----- The 470 World Championship in Palma, planned for next week, has been postponed. The Trofeo Princesa Sofia scheduled back to back with the 470 Worlds has also been cancelled. ----- Hit by these unavoidable decisions are the USA and CAN teams present in the 470 men and the 470 women. ----- Considering the current developments - the travel restrictions from Europe announced by the U.S. on March 11, as well as the event cancellations - , the US Sailing Team advised all American Olympic class sailing athletes who are training in Europe to return to the United States. The postponement of the 2020 470 World Championships and possible changes to the 2020 Finn Gold Cup in May will impact the U.S. Olympic Trials. US Sailing will re-evaluate the selection procedures for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. ----- Cancelled is also the first Act of the GC32 Catamaran Racing Tour in Oman.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, March 12, 2020
After the hardly stopped spreading of the Corona Virus, several international regattas were formally cancelled meanwhile. Furthermore, the US Presidential announcement of yesterday to extend the travel ban for European nations will also have a major impact on international sailracing. ----- World Sailing has cancelled the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Genoa event that was due to be held in the Italian city from 11 - 19 April 2020. This event was the final opportunity for Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification for African, Asian and European sailors in a number of the Olympic Sailing Events. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has granted World Sailing an extension of the qualification period to 30 June 2020. World Sailing is now working in close collaboration with the IOC and Event Organisers to reschedule the remaining African, Asian and European Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers and to ensure that all quota places can be allocated. The official media release. ----- As worst case scenario, even the postponement of the Olympic Games for one or two years is under consideration by the IOC. ----- Among the cancelled regattas are also events outside Italy, such as the Laser-Master-Europeans in Monaco (April 3-9). EurILCA decided also in conjunction with the Organising Authorities in Portugal to move the 2020 Laser 4.7 Youth European Championships & Open European Trophy dates from April 11-18 to June 20-27. The news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, February 29, 2020
RS:X-Windsurfer - World Championship 2020 - Sorrento AUS - Final results - Twice gold for NED, Pedro Pascual (West Palm Beach, FL), and Farrah Hall (Annapolis, MD.) grasp Olympic tickets
Kiran Badloe NED and Lilian De Geus NED are the RS:X Windsurfing World Champions 2020 after the Medal Races held in Sorrento AUS, Port Phillip Bay this morning UTC. ------ Badloe defended his lead over the Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED who won the Medal Race and reduced the backlog on 2 points. Thomas Goyard FRA earned the Bronze Medal. ----- Pedro Pascual USA moved on rank 33 ahead of Geronimo Nores USA finishing as 34th. In the Olympic Tokyo trials, Pascual is herewith clearly ahead earning the ticket. Ignacio Berenguer MEX is 52nd. ------. The RS:X men ranking list. ----- In the RS:X women, Lilian De Geus NED won the duel against Noy Driham ISR. Finishing 2nd in the Medal Race, Charline Picon FRA replaced the Israeli on rank 2. ------ The North American women are on the ranks 33 (Mariana Aguilar Chavez Peon MEX), 35 (Farrah Hall USA), 36 (Nicola Girke CAN) and 42 (Olivia Mew CAN 42nd). Farrah Hall USA earns the Olympic ticket. ----- The RS:X women ranking list and the video of the day. ------ The latest update of the US Sailing Team Report (scroll down for windsurfers).
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, February 28, 2020
RS:X-Windsurfer (amended) - World Championship 2020 - Sorrento AUS - Day 5, Dutch windsurfers in pole positions for the title, race for the USST Olympia ticket remains open
Three final fleetraces were sailed this morning UTC to select the ten best for the Medal Races of tomorrow. ----- The RS:X men title will go to the Netherlands in - as in the previous year - a duel between Kiran Badloe NED and Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED 10 points behind. The trio Shahar Zubari ISR, Thomas Goyard FRA and Pawel Tarnowski POL, separated by 6 points, will fight for the Bronze Medal. ----- Geronimo Nores USA and Pedro Pascual USA are now on the ranks 33rd and 34th, and the fleetraces of the non-medalracers of tomorrow will decided on the Olympic Tokyo ticket. Ignacio Berenguer MEX is 53rd. The RS:X men ranking list. ------ Dutch lead also in the RS:X women with Lilian De Geus NED ahead of the tied Noy Driham ISR, both fighting for the title tomorrow. Charline Picon FRA on 3rd, 13 points behind, it too far from Gold. The North American women are on the ranks 32 (Mariana Aguilar Chavez Peon MEX), 35 (Farrah Hall USA), 37 (Nicola Girke CAN) and 42 (Olivia Mew CAN 42nd). ----- The RS:X women ranking list and the event website. The latest update of the US Sailing Team Report (scroll down for windsurfers).
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, February 27, 2020
Three Final Races were held at the RS:X Worlds in Sorrento AUS this morning UTC. With a mixed day - ranks 28/2/27, Geronimo Nores USA moved slightly up on rank 24, as second-best U21 surfer. Pedro Pascual USA remains on rank 32. In the Olympic trials, Pascual was 12 points ahead of Nores before the Championship.Ignacio Berenguer MEX, sailing in the Silverfleet, lost some ranks and is now 52nd overall. ----- Nicola Girke CAN on rank 33 is the best North American RS:X woman, followed by Farrah Hall USA, 7 ranks down on 35th, followed by Mariana Aguilar Chavez Peon MEX 36th and Olivia Mew CAN 42nd. ----- The US Sailing Team Report (scroll down after Laser Radial) as updated. ------------------------------ In the overall rankings after the three Final Races, Noy Drihan ISR defended her lead 4 points ahead of Lilian De Geus NED. Maia Dziarnowska POL remains on rank 3. The best of the day, the Olympic Champion Charline Picon FRA (1/1/6), moved up on rank 7. The RS:X women ranking list. ------ Three RS:X men Final races were sailed in Gold- and Silverfleets this morning UTC as well, and the defending champion Kiran Badloe NED extended his lead with two race wins. Pawel Tarnowski POL remains 25 points behind, and another point back follows Shahar Zubari ISR. Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED on rank 4 keeps also an option on a medal. The RS:X men ranking list. ----- Three more races are scheduled for tomorrow, and on Saturday, the Medal Races will take place. ----- The event website with reports.