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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, May 18, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015   
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Apparently, the Optimists did not sail on the final day of the Dutch Youth Regatta, as the overall rankings after 10 races have not been modified. Annabelle Westerhof NED was first at equal points with the second Lila-Louise Van der Meer NED followed by Valentin Müller GER on 3rd.
First overall in the Lasers 4.7 after yesterday's races was Stijn Paardekooper NED ahead of Emma Savelon NED,
Peter Janezic/Anze Podlogar SLO made everything clear with three race wins yesterday in the 29ers, finishing with a 14 points' advance on Gwendal Nael/Pierre Tydgat FRA.
All other results and the event website.
Monday, May 18, 2015   (Image © Jean Souville)
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Almost 1200 windsurfers participated over the past weekend at the Défi Wind at Gruissan on the French Mediterranean coast. A fresh Tramontana breeze of up to 50 kn made racing spectacular. Here the impressive video of the mass start. Among the participants were also PWA-Professionals such as Antoine Albeau FRA, Björn Dunkerbeck SUI or Sara-Quita Offringa NED. The overall win however went to Pierre Montefon FRA.
The ranking list and the event website with more videos on this big event.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, May 17, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015   (Image © photosailing.nl)
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The Qualifier Series were concluded yesterday in a well-established breeze.
The 400 Optimists will be divided in Gold-, Silver-, Bronze- and Emeraldfleets for the final races today. Dutch girls control the rankings after 10 races with Annabelle Westerhof NED and Laila-Louise Van der Meer NED on rank 1 at equal points. Valentin Müller GER on rank 3 is 3 points behind. The Optimist rankings.
Emma Savelon NED remains solid first in the Lasers 4.7 with a 24 points' lead.
The leading duo in the 29ers, Peter Janezic/Anze Podlogar SLO and 3 points back Gwendal Nael/Pierre Tydgat FRA extended their lead and will duel for the overall victory today.
All other ranking lists. 9 youth classes are racing in total.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, May 16, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015   (Image © Valentin van Duijvendijk)
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Perfect conditions on the second day of the Dutch Youth Regatta on the Ijsselmeer allowed to sail the full program.
The Optimists completed four races, and Rok Verderber SLO is the new leader 2 points ahead of the 2nd-ranked and first girl Jodie Lai SIN. Annabelle Westerhof NED advanced on rank 3, Valentin Müller GER follows as 4th. The Optimist ranking list.
Emma Savelon NED has a 35 points' lead in the Lasers 4.7 ahead of Stijn Paardekooper NED and Lieze Ravelingien BEL.
In the 29ers, Janezic/Podlogar SLO remain first 2 points ahead of Nael/Tydgat FRA, as best of the day the new 2nd-ranked. Lamay/Willim GER follow as 3rd.
All ranking lists of the 9 youth classes sailing.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, May 15, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015   (Image © photosailing.nl)
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The Dutch Youth Regatta 2015 began yesterday on the Ijsselmeer in good sailing conditions with 9 Youth Classes and almost 600 participants on the entry lists.
With 400 entrants, the Optimists are once more the largest fleet. First after the three races of the opening day is Zeger den Boestet NED, winning all heats of his group, ahead of Rok Verderber SLO and Valentin Müller GER. Jodie Lai SIN on rank 4 is the best girl. In the Lasers 4.7, Piet-Hein Kraan NED is on top ahead of Emma Savelon NED. Kevin Bonvie BEL leads in the Lasers Radial, as he was one of the few that rounded the first mark correctly.
In the 29ers, the favorites Janezic/Podlogar SLO have taken the lead.
All other rankinglists and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, May 11, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015   (Image © Elena Giolai)
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The Garda Trentino Olympic Sailing Week in Riva ITA - second Act of the EUROSAF Champions Cup - ended yesterday with the Medal Races. All classes, except the Nacra 17 and 470 women, sailed during the morning in a 10 kn abating wind.
Tita Ruggi/Massimo Cavalli ITA won in the 49ers also the Medal Race and concluded the Week as superior overall winners ahead of Januszewski/Nowak POL and Cherin/Tesei ITA. Guilia Conti/Francesca Clapcich ITA were the premature first in the 49ersFX before the last race already. Tamara Echegoyen/Berta Betanzos ESP and Sinem Kurtbay/Silja Kanerva FIN completed the podium.
Simon Sivitz/Jas Farneti ITA defended their lead in the 470 men with Savoini/Savoini ITA and Winkel/Cipra GER on the ranks 2 and 3. No change in the 470 women where Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol SLO won also the Medal Race, extending their lead on the 2nd-ranked Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI.
Clear winners also in the Nacras 17 with Vittoria Bissaro/Silvia Secouri ITA in front of Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL and John Gimson/Hannah Diamond GBR.
In the RS:X windsurfer men, the first-ranked is Daniele Benedetti ITA, the best RS:X female windsurfer is Bérénice Meg FRA, confirming her victory with a first place in the Medal Race,
All ranking lists, the final report and the video highlights of the week.
Monday, May 11, 2015   
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As in Hyères, the performance of the 470 women team Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI was excellent, finishing the Medal Race on rank 5 and defending the 2nd place overall. Impressive also the achievement of Elia Colombo SUI in his very first Medal Race in the RS:X windsurfers defending his 6th place overall in the last race. The other Swiss participants terminated the Olympic-Garda Regtta already on Saturday, as we reported yesterday.
All ranking lists, the final report and the video highlights of the week.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, May 10, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015   (Image © Elena Giolai)
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The Qualification Series on Lake Garda ended yesterday with two morning North wind and an afternoon Ora race. Today, the Medal Races are on the program, transmitted live on the Internet beginning at 8 a.m. UTC.
Premature winners are already Giulia Conti/Francesca Clapcich ITA with a 23 points' advance on Tamara Echegoyen/Berta Betanzos ESP in the 49ersFX. Leonie Meyer/Elena Stoffers GER follow on rank 3. Two Italian skiffs fight for victory in the 49ers, with Ruggi/Cavalli ITA 3,5 points ahead of Cherin/Tesei ITA. Januszewski/Nowak POL on 3rd is already 11 points back.
In the 470 men, Simon Sivitz/Jas Farneti ITA will bring the title home as their advance on the 2nd Sheremetev/Sheremetev RUS is 18 points. Savioni/Savioni ITA have to defend rank 3 against the chasers closely behind. Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol SLO dominated the 470women and they start the Medal Race with a 10 points' advance on Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI.
An Italian duel also with the RS:X male windsurfers: Mattio Camboni ITA leads 3 points ahead of Daniele Benedetti ITA. Duel between team members also in the RS:X female windsurfers: Bérénice Meg FRA leads 4 points ahead of Lucie Belbeoch FRA.
In the good quality Nacra 17 fleet (but the strong French team missing), Vittorio Bissaro/Silvia Secouri ITA have to finish the Medal Race ahead of Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL to protect their 2 points' lead. The Volvo Ocean-Racer Iker Martinez ESP with Marina Lopez ESP is 3rd by a small margin.
All ranking lists, the video of the day and the report of the day.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, May 9, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015   
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After two days with perfect Ora, the upcoming rain killed the thermal Lake Garda breeze yesterday and racing was suspended. Hoping for a good North wind, the activity will resume at 8 hrs today to compensate for the lost races.
The report and all ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, May 8, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015   (Image © Elena Giolai)
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A well-established Ora prevailed on day 2 of the Garda Olympic Week and the program continued according to program.
A class of their own are Simon Sivitz/Jas Farneti ITA in the 470 men, as the advance on Sheremetev/Sheremetev RUS is already 13 points. A clear lead also for Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol SLO in the 470 women with Berta/Paolillo ITA and Zorzi/Caruso ITA on the ranks 2 and 3. New leaders in the 49ers are Januszewski/Nowak POL with Crivelli/Togni ITA moving up on 2nd. Giulia Conti/Francesca Clapcich ITA extended their lead in the 49ersFX. Julia Gross/Cecilia Jonsson SWE are new on rank 2. Three race wins for Vittorio Bisarro/Silvia Sicouri ITA and herewith the superior lead in the Nacra17 ahead of Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL. Daniele Benedetti ITA, RS:X men, and Berenice Meg FRA, RS:X women, are on top of the windsurfers.
All ranking lists. The daily report will probably be posted on the event website during this morning.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, May 7, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015   (Image © Elena Giolai)
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The Ora was not very strong yesterday on Lake Garda but nevertheless, 2 to 3 races per class were finished on the opening day of the Olympic Sailing Week.
The Lasers Standard, split in two Groups, are present with a high-quality fleet. Matthew Wearn AUS, won both heats followed as second overall by Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA 2nd, as well as tied Tom Burton AUS 3rd and Francesco Marrai ITA 4th. Leading in the Lasers Radial is Alicia Cebrian ESP, ahead of Evi Van Acker BEL 2nd, Cagla Donertas TUR 3rd and Marie Boulou FRA 4th.
First leaders in the 470 men are Sivitz/Farneti ITA, followed by Cinar/Cinar TUR and Savoini/Savoini ITA at equal points on rank 2 and 3. The separat ranking of the 470 women sailing with the men has Mrak/Macarol SLO as first 7 points ahead of the tied Kirilyuk/Dmitrieva UKR and Berta/Paolillo ITA,
Also clearly on top of the rankings are Heil/Plössel GER in the 49ers, with Schmidt/Böhme GER on 2nd and Januzewski/Nowak POL on 3rd. The favorites Giulia Conti/Francesca Clapcich ITA are clearly on rank 1 of the 49ersFX winning both races of the day. Dobson/Ainsworth GBR and Kurtbay/Kanerva FIN are the first chasers.
In the Nacra 17, the first leaders are Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL ahead of Bekatorou/Trigonis GRE and Bisarro/Sicouri ITA.
Daniele Benedetti ITA leads in the RS:X-windsurfers, Sara Cholnoky HUN is the best RS:X-female windsurfer.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Thursday, May 7, 2015   (Image © PWA Bellande)
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Yesterday was the final day of the PWA World Tour Slalom at Ulsan KOR, and the men started the competition, but without completing a race. Lateron in the day, it was the ladies' turn, and they successfully finished two Eliminations. The rankings with Antoine Albeau FRA and Sara-Quita Offringa NED (Aruba) as winners did not change.
More on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015   (Image © PWA Bellande)
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The PWA Freestyler waited in vain for wind on Lake Neusiedl AUT over the past weekend (see our news), and the Slalom specialists in Ulsan KOR had to be patient as well during four days. Only yesterday, the wind was strong enough for two Eliminations. With Antoine Albeau FRA with the men and Sara-Quita Offringa NED (Aruba) in the women, the favorites are already on top of the rankings.
See the report and results on the PWA website and the video of the day on youtube.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, May 4, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015   
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Different conditions at the Almanarre Beach on the last day of the Speed-Crossing with wind from the East and therefore flat water. Four runs were completed all won by the Worldcup-experienced Maxime Nocher FRA bringing him on top of the overall rankings ahead of the youth kiter Axel Mazelle FRA. The news.
Monday, May 4, 2015   
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The calm conditions persisted also on the final day of the second 2015 Freestyle Worldcup event on Lake Neusiedl and the 48 entrants had to return home without valid results. At least, another Tow-In-Session to entertain the public was organised. Winner Kiri Thode NED.
All other information on the PWA-website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, May 3, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015   
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Dream conditions at the Almanarre Beach with sun and a 25 kn breeze, where over 100 kiters participate in the first Act of the French Annual Kiteboarding Championship Tour. Leader after six runs yesterday is Axel Mozella FRA ahead of Maxime Nocher FRA and Jean-Guillaume Rivaud FRA. Sébastien Quenay FRA on rank 29 is the best non-foiler.
The results, the daily report and the video of the day.
Sunday, May 3, 2015   
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Promises, promises ...... the Freestyle PWA World Tour professionals waited yesterday again in vain for the announced breeze. Up to now, only a few preliminary runs of the First Elimination have been completed.
The event website.
 
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