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Wind- & Kitesurfing

Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, July 25, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
The Kiteboarding Grand Slam on Fuerteventura ESP ended yesterday with the Freestyle Double Elimination and two Slalom runs.
Gisela Pulido ESP succeeded to defeat the leading Karolina Winkowska POL twice taking the overall Freestyle victory. Annelous Lammerts NED won the Slalom ahead of Bibiana Magaij SVK 2nd and Manuela Jungo SUI 3rd, her first podium.
Winners in the men's category were Julien Kerneur FRA Slalom, and Liam Whaley ESP Freestyle.
The report with rankings.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, July 24, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © SVK1Sports)
Perfect conditions with a 13 kn breeze prevailed yesterday in Brest FRA allowing the almost 400 participants to sail two races concluding the Qualification Series for the Gold and Silver Fleet. On position one in the T293 Girls is Lucie Belbeoch FRA with 6 bullets ahead of Jeanne Penfornis FRA and Hisui Takahashi JPN. The French dominate in the T293 Boys with Oel Pouliquen FRA as leader.
The event website with the daily report and all other ranking lists.
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
The Freestylers continued with the Eliminations on the 5th day of the Fuerteventura Grand Slam, and 15 runs were completed. The pairings for today's Finals are Stephan Spiessberger AUT and Aaron Hadlow GBR in the men's category and Manuela Jungo SUI Dionela Vieira BRA in the women's category. The report with the results and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Patrik Pollack)
After the first day with only one light-wind race, all fleets completed three heats off Brest yesterday in a 7-15 kn breeze. Unfortunately, the ranking lists have not yet been updated this morning. Read the short report for first information.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
The windy conditions stayed on at the Kiteboarding Grand Slam on Fuerteventura ESP. Yesterday, the course racers sailed five Slalom runs with varying results, but in general, the leaders of the first day maintained their positions.
Julien Kerneur FRA clearly leads in the men's category ahead of Oswald Smith RSA and Paul Serin FRA. Bibiana Magaji SVK is first in the women's category with a small margin on the day's best Annelous Lammerts NED. The daily report with results.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   
Yesterday was the first day of the Techno 293 U17- and U15 World Championship in Brest FRA with 400 participants from 21 nations. The light wind allowed to sail only one race.
Fabien Pianazza FRA was the U15 winner ahead of Guy Sitin ISR and Yun Pouliguen FRA. First in the U15-Girls was Giorgia Speciale ITA ahead of Natalia Arapoglou GRÉ and Shira Benbenisti ISR.
Clément Guéret FRA is on top of the U17 Boys followed by Daigo Komatsu JPN and Oel Pouliguen FRA. Three French Girls are ahead in the U17 with Jeanne Penformis FRA, Lucie Belbeoch FRA and Juliette Cristini FRA.
All ranking lists, the short report and the videos.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   (Image © Toby Bromwich)
Perfect conditions for the Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam again on day 3. Yesterday, the Freestyle competition was on the program. Karolina Winkowska POL was first in the women's category, Liam Whaley GBR first in the men's. The total 6 hours' event can be reviewed on video ! Today, Slalom eliminations are scheduled, with Julien Kerneur FRA as Men's interims' leader and Bibiana Magaji SVK as Women's interims' leader after four runs.
The report with results and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, July 21, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
Perfect Pozo conditions prevailed yesterday and the Wave Worldcup ended successfully with an intensive 9 hours' competion.
Victor Fernandez ESP defeated Ricardo Campello VEN in the Men's Final. The Moreno twin met in the Women's Final on their home waters with Daida Moreno ESP taking revenge on her sister Iballa for last year's defeat. All other details on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, July 20, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
The Wind & Wave Festival at Pozo/Gran Canaria has been running for some days with Youth competitions and qualification runs for the PWA World Tour Wave Event. Yesterday, the first Wave Eliminations began, and in the Women's category, no others as the Moreno twins are once more in today's Final on their home waters. All other details on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, July 19, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014   (Image © Neuza Aires Pereira)
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2014 ended yesterday with the last races sailed in a 10-13 kn breeze. One, 2 (29ers) or 3 races (RS:X windsurfers) were on the program.
A new leader and a triple Asian victory in the 420 Boys with Yia Jia Loh/Jonathan Yeo SIN as World Champions ahead of Mohammad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz MAS and Ibuki Koizumi/ Kotaro Matsuo JPN ! 4th at equal points with the Japanese followed Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA. In the 420 Girls, Silvia Mas-Depares/Marta Davila ESP were the premature winners before the last race and stayed ashore. Silver went to Yahel Wallach/Stav Brokman ISR, and thanks to the win of the last race, Ewa Romaniuk/Katarzyna Goralska POL earned the Bronze medal.
No change on the 29er podium with Brice Yirieix/Loïc Fischer FRA taking Gold ahead of Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA and Markus Somerville/Isaac Mchardie NZL.
French victory also in the SL-16-catamarans with Louis Flament/ Charles Dorange FRA. Jordi and Ruben Booth ESP took Silver and Kim Vidal/Antonio Lopes BRA Bronze.
Winner in the RS:X men windsurfers was Yael Paz ISR just one point ahead of Mattia Camboni ITA. Radoslaw Furmanski POL won the duel for rank 3. In the RS:X women, Stefaniya Elfutina RUS made everything clear with a victory in the last race, taking the Worlds title 2 points ahead of Shi Hongmai CHN. Bronze went to Marta Maggetti ITA.
Winner of the Nations Rankings is Spain ahead of France and Israel. All rankings, the final report and the videos of the final day.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (Image © Edgar Andre)
The 367 participants were kept waiting for a long-time yesterday, as the seabreeze filled in lightly late in the afternoon only allowing a first start at 16 hrs CET. Nevertheless, the planned two to three races could be completed with the last boat coming ashore after 21 hrs CET !
Ibuki Koizumi/Kotaro Matsuo JPN defended their lead in the 420 Boys with another race win, but also their closest opponents Mohammad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz MAS booked a first place. Hippolyte Macchetti/Sidoine Dantes FRA advanced on rank 3. 32 teams. New leaders in the 420 Girls are Therese Dahnke/Birte Winkel GER finishing twice on rank 2. Silvia Mas/Marta Davila ESP follow 2 points back, while de Chilean Silver medalist 2013 Nadja Horwitz/Carmina Malsch CHI advanced on the 3rd position. 27 teams. In the 29ers, Brice Yrieix/LoÏc Fischer FRA are new on top after two race wins, ahead of Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA and Yann Thierry D'Argrenlieu/Nathan Bradley HKG. French is the lead also in the SL16-catamarans with Louis Flament/Charles Dorange FRA. Jordi and Ruben Booth ESP 7 points behind are on rank 2, Kim Vidal/Antonio Lopes BRA follow on rank 3. The strong Windsurfing nations dominate at these ISAF Youths as well. Leader in the RS:X Boys is Yael Paz ISR in front of Mattia Camboni ITA and Radoslav Furmanski POL, in the Girls, Stefaniya Elfutina RUS is on the first place closely followed by Shi Hongmai HKG and Marta Maggetti ITA. On top of the Nations' ranking is now Spain ahead of France and the USA. 67 nations.
All ranking lists, the report of the day and the video of the day.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, July 7, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
Bad luck for the first edition of a PWA event in Turkmenistan ! The attractive venue at the Caspian Sea with promising seabreeze statistics was outperformed by a burning heat that stalled all winds during almost the whole week.
The final rankings remain with the results of Friday, when Delphine Cousine FRA won the first Elimination of the PWA Slalom Worldcup in the women's category. With the men, where only half of the Elimination had been sailed, the 12 semi-finalists where ranked ex-aequo first. All other details on the PWA-website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, July 6, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014   
25-30 kn was the breeze on the last day of the RS:X European Championships at the Turkish Aegean Coast.
Charline Picon FRA remained on the first position after a bad start and a sensational comeback up to rank 1 in the last race of the RS:X women and defended her European Champion's title of 2013. Marina Alabau ESP and Zofia Nocetti-Klepacka POL took Silver and Bronze.
Full of drama was the Medal-Race of the RS:X men when the leading Piotr Myszka POL collided with Pavel Tarnovski POL shortly before the start and both drivers plunged. While Julien Bontemps FRA, another favorite for the title, rushed away, Myszka POL found himself at the end of the fleet. But during the Medal Race, he succeeded to move up on the 6th place, just good enough to defend the first place overall with a 2 points' lead on Julien Bontemps FRA. Przemyslav Miarczyinski POL won Bronze.
The event website with all results and the video of the Medal Races.
Sunday, July 6, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
No wind on the second-last day of the event at the Turkmenian Coast as well. Up to now, only the women completed a full, the men half an Elimination. All hopes are now on today, Sunday, the final day. The PWA-website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, July 5, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014   (Image © Vincenzo Baglione)
Stormy winds exceeding 30 kn prohibited racing at the Turkish Aegaen Coast yesterday before today's Medal Races.
Piotr Myszka POL is on top of the RS:X men 9 points ahead of Byron Kokkalanis GRE, who - together with Przemyslav Miarcsynski POL, Julien Bontemps FRA and Pawel Tarnowski POL - will fight for Silver and Bronze.
In the RS:X women, the first-ranked is Charline Picon FRA 8 points ahead of Marina Alabau ESP. Zofia Nocetti-Klepacka POL on rank 3 has still theoretical chances for the title.
The event website and the video of the day.
Saturday, July 5, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
The burning heat over the Caspian Sea coast prevented the seabreeze to build up normally, and racing had to be postponed again, too bad for the venue famous for a well-establish thermal wind. Two days are left for the Slalom specialists for two more complete runs. Up to now, only the women concluded a first Elimination with Valérie Ghibaudo FRA as winner. The PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, July 4, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014   
After the layday, the Olympic RS:X Europeans in Turkey continued yesterday with three races sailed in Gold- and Silverfleets.
Piotr Myszka POL went on with his winning stretch and is now 9 points ahead of Byron Kokkalanis GRE. Przemyslav Miarczynski POL and Julien Bontemps FRA follow closely behind on the ranks 3 and 4. The RS:X men rankings.
Charline Picon FRA defended her first position in the RS:X women. Marina Alabau ESP replaced Zofia Nocetti-Klepacka POL on the 2nd place. The RS:X wome rankings.
The event website.
Friday, July 4, 2014   (Image © PWA-John Carter)
Waiting for the breeze till late in the afternoon again, but finally, the women sailed their Second Elimination with Valérie Ghibaudo FRA as winner. The men completed only half an elimination, and again the light-weights were ahead. Reports, results and videos on the PWA website.