Windsurfing – Thursday, December 12, 2013
After the Worlds in China and Sail Melbourne, the Course-Race-Kiteboarders dislocated to Western Australia. Four races were sailed on the first day of the Oceanic Championship in Perth, and again, the World Champion Florian Gruber GER, age 19, delivered a flawless performance winning all four runs. Maks Zakowski POL and Oliver Bridge GBR follow on the positions 2 and 3. Leading in the women's category is Arian Imbert FRA ahead of Nuria Goma ESP and Justina Sellers NZL. The ranking lists. This morning, the races of day two are already ongoing, and the results can be continuously followed on the event-website. Enjoy also the video of day one.
Windsurfing – Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Only one change in the ISAF World Rankings occurred after the Worldcups of Qingdao CHN and Melbourne AUS, as well as the Laser Standard World Championship in Oman. Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA regained the first place in the 49erFX. The Laser World Champion Robert Scheidt moved up on rank 44. His World Champion's title has only the value of a Worldcup win in a 20 boats' fleet !!
All rankings and the ISAF report.
All rankings and the ISAF report.
The Argentinian Kiteboard-Worldcup in Mendoza ARG ended on the past weekend. After five Slalom runs, the winner was Bryan Lake USA ahead of Victor Adamo BRA and Manuel Abeleyra ARG. In the Women's category, Merve Ceylan TUR was first ahead of Paula Novotna CZE and Jana Pipkin ARG. The report with results. On top of the Freestylers was Carlos Mario BRA defeating Alex Pastor ESP in the final. Gisela Pulido ESP had the upper hand on Annabel Van Westeroop NED in the Final. Manuela Jungo SUI lost the Petite Final against Paula Novotna CZE. The event-website.
Windsurfing – Monday, December 9, 2013
We informed on the results of the Olympic Classes World Cup in Melbourne in our Sunday news (see scrolling down). Only the final results of the Kiteboarders were not yet available at press time yesterday. The competition ended without surprise, as in the Kiteboard-men event, the World Champion Florian Gruber GER dominated the fleet winning 11 of the 12 races. Ricardo Lecchese ITA follows on rank 2, Alejandro Climent ESP finished 3rd. Only three female Kiteboarders were racing, and Nuria Goma ESP did no leave a chance to her Australien opponents. All ranking lists, the reports and the videos.
Windsurfing – Sunday, December 8, 2013
Today, the second event of the 2013/4 ISAF Olympic Classes World Cup comes to an end, as the program of today Sunday has already been almost terminated downunder. In addition to the remaining Olympic classes, a number of International Classes, mostly development boats, did sail, and only the Kiteboarder are still underway at this moment. We reported on the final rankings of the Lasers, Lasers Radial, 470 women and Finn yesterday. Today come in addition the 470 men, where Matthew Blecher/Will Ryan AUS controlled Fantela/Marenic CRO with a 4th place in the Medal Race. As expected, the Olympic Champions Outteridge/Jensen AUS were the winners in the 49ers, and Olivia Price/Eliza Solly AUS were first in the 49erFX. Darren Bundock/Nina Curtis AUS opened their Olympic campaign with a victory in the Nacra-17-catamarans - definitely a hot candidate for Gold in Rio 2016. Chinese victories in the windsurfersn with Chuangkun Shi CHN in the RS:X men and Manjia Zheng CHN in the RS:X women. Winners in the Paralympic classes were Paul Francis NZL in the 2.4m and Duncan McGregor/Liesl Tesch AUS in the Skud-18. All other ranking lists, among them the 29ers, 420s, Optimists, Lasers 4.7, as well as the event-website.
Windsurfing – Saturday, December 7, 2013
Good international representation at the Olympic Week on the Canaries again this year where four races have been sailed up to now in light winds. In the 470 men, Gerz/Szymansky GER are leading ahead of Chans/Gorety RUS, while in the 470 women, Hannah Mills/Sakia Clark GBR are clearly on top. The Laser Standard rankings are lead by Marco Gallo ITA closely followed by Jonasz Stelmaszyk POL. In the high-level Laser Radial women's fleet, the clear leader is Monika Mikkola FIN. Moana Delle GER in the RS:X women and Ivan Pastor ESP in the RS:X men are the first-ranked windsurfers. With Helge Sach GER, another prominent newcomer showed up in the Nacra-17, and with his crew Julia Bleich GER, he is on rank 3, just one point behind the first Jakob Lenz/Susann Brechlin GER. All other ranking lists and the report.