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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, January 26, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015   
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Today is day one of the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta on Biscayne Bay, the 2nd round of the ISAF World Cup 2015. Over 800 athletes from 63 nations are on the entry, and all three Paralympic Classes participate as well.
A fresh up to 30 kn breeze has been announced for today, and also during the week, the wind speeds will range in the two-digits numbers according to the predictions.
The official preview and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   
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The Midwinters in Miami, open for five Olympic Classes, ended yesterday with two light-wind races. A remarkable number of international top sailors attended this event to prepare for the ISAF World Cup regatta beginning on the coming weekend.
No surprise in the 470 men where the Olympic and World Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS added another overall win to their long palmares. Patience/Willis GBR and Matsunaga/Kanagawa JPN completed the podium. Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar POL were the clear winners in the 470 women ahead of Mills/Clarke GBR and Kondo/ Yoshioka JPN. British domination in the 49ers with Pink/Bithell GBR in front of Fletcher/Sign GBR and Lehtinen/During SWE. In the 49erFX, Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA were once more on position one with Maloney/Meech NZL and Bekkering/Duetz NED on the ranks 2 and 3. Mandy Mulder/Coen De Koning NED ahead of John Gimson/Pippa Wilson GBR and Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL was the podium in the Nacra-17. Wonwoo Cho KOR and Bryony Shaw GBR were the winners in the RS:X windsurfers.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, January 19, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015   
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With 8 kn yesterday, the wind was less as on the opening day of the 2015 Midwinters, but nevertheless, all classes sailed at least 3 races.
Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS moved up on rank 1 with two race wins in the 470 men. Patience/Willis GBR 12 points behind lead a closely packed group of persuers, with Gerz/Szymanski GER on rank 3. Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT defended their lead in the 470 women ahead of Hannah Mills/Sakia Clarke GBR and Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN. New leaders in the 49ers are Marco Grael/Gabriel Portilho BRA, closely ahead of Pink/Bithell GBR snd Lehtinen/During FIN. Two race wins also for Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA in the 49erFX. Alexandra Mahoney/Molly Meech NZL moved up on rank 2. No change in the Nacra 17 with Renée Groenveld/Steven Krol NED as first ahead of Euan McNicol/Lucinda Whitty AUS and John Gimson/Pippa Wilson GBR. Byrony Shaw GBR and Wonwoo Cho KOR are the female and male leaders in the RS:X windsurfers.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, January 18, 2015
Sunday, January 18, 2015   
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Good sailing conditions prevailed on Bay Biscayne on the first day of the Olympic 470, 49er, RS:X and Nacra-17 Miidwinters, for the 470s at the same time the North American Championship. With the Miami Olympic Classes World Cup Regatta following back-to-back, the fleets are exceptionally competitive.
Leaders after 3 races in the 470 are Barreiros/Curbelo ESP 4 points ahead of Gerz/Szymanski GER and Belcher/Ryan AUS. Lara Vadlau/Jolanta Ogar AUT won two of the 3 heats and lead clearly ahead of Mills/Clarke GBR and Weguelin/McIntyre GBR. First in the 49ers after 4 races are Pink/Bithell GBR closely followed by Grael/Porthilo BRA and Fletcher/Sign GBR. No surprises in the 49erFX, where Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA are once more on top with Bekkering/Duetz NED and Dobson/Ainsworth GBR as first opponents. 4 races were also completed by the Nacra 17, whereMandy Moulder/Coen De Koning NED are first in front of Groenveld/Krol NED and Gimson/...GBR. The top favorites Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA are only 4th for the moment. The RS:X men windsurfers' are lead by Shahar Zubari ISR ahead of Wonwoo Cho KOR, while Bryony Shaw GBR is ahead in the RX:X women with 3 race wins. Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA have taken the lead in the all-American 420 fleet.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, January 1, 2015
Thursday, January 1, 2015   
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The Cadiz New Year's Regatta ended yesterday with two races sailed in a moderate 8 kn wind. The windsurfers sailed two, the Lasers three races. William De Smet BEL defended his lead in the Lasers Standard, Maité Carlier BEL moved up on rank 1 in the Lasers Radial and Miguel-Angel Gallardo ESP finished first in the Lasers 4.7. Oleksandr Tugaryev UKR won clearly in the RS:X male windsurfers. In the RS:X women, Ingrid Puusta EST remained on top.
The report (in Spanish) with all ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014   
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The wind exceeded temporarily 30 kn in Cadiz yesterday, and only five classes were on the water sailing one race each. The youth classes stayed ashore.
Sam Vandormael BEL leads in the Lasers Standard ahead of William De Smet BEL, in the Radials, Bob Verhaagen BEL is first ahead of Connor O'Beirne IRL. Eugenii Galitckii RUS defended the lead in the RS:X men windsurfers and also Anastasiya Valkevich UKR remains on position one in the RS:X women windsurfers.
The [url=wxw.fav.es/index.php?section=news&newsid=5468]report in Spanish)/URL] with all ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, December 29, 2014
Monday, December 29, 2014   
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Good conditions with a 10-20 kn breeze, but cool temperatures, prevailed on the first day of the New Year's Regatta off Cadiz, and all classes completed three races each.
Sam Vandormael BEL and William De Smet BEL are on top of the small Laser Standard fleet, and also in the Lasers Radial, the Belgians dominate with Bob Verhaagen BEL on rank 1. First in the all Spanish Laser 4.7 is Ana Moncada ESP. The interim's rank 1 in the RS:X windsurfers goes to Eugenii Galitckii RUS while Anastasiya Valkevich BLR is the RS:X female windsurferin.
The report (in Spanish) with all other ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, December 22, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014   (Image © Fred Hoffmann)
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A number of International Olympic Classes sailors are spending their time in Rio de Janeiro for training purposes on the 2016 Olympic waters. During the past days, the Copa Brazil de Vela Regatta has been organised. Here some of the results:
In the Nacra 17, Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA added another overall victory. After 12 races, the finished first 4 points ahead of Vittorio Bisarro/Silvia Seguro ITA. Matias Buhler/Nathalie Brugger SUI were 3rd in a good quality fleet. Strong competitors also in the 470 fleets. In the 470 women, the locals Oliveira/Barbachan BRA were on top ahead of the Olympic Champions Aleh/Powrie NZL as well as Lecointre/Defrance FRA and Vadlau/Ogar AUT 3rd at equal points. No ranking list is availabe right now from the 470 men), were the Olympic Champion Belcher AUS with Ryan AUS crew was first ahead of McNay/Hughes USA and Schmid/Reichstädter AUT. Robert Scheidt BRA was the winner in the Lasers Standard in front of Bruno Fontes BRA, Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED and Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA. Evi Van Acker BEL was ahead in the Lasers Radial, Giles Scott GBR dominated the Finns with 8 wins in 11 races. British victories also by Byrony Shaw GBR in the RS:X- women windsurfers and Nick Dempsey GBR in the RS:X men windsufers. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI finished 15th. Bekkering/Duetz NED defeated the small 49erFX fleet. Grael/Borges BRA were the best of the three Brazilian teams in the 49FXer.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, December 20, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014   (Image © Alfred Farre)
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Again very light winds on the second day of the Christmas Race at Palamos, but nevertheless, all classes sailed at least one race.
On top of the 470 - without race on day one - are the French Charbonnier/Le Berre FRA with the day ranks 1 and 2, clearly ahead of Shvets/Matsuyev UKR and Pirouelle/Sipan FRA and Aggeler/Aggeler GER 3rd at equal points. Maelenn Lemaitre/Aloise Retornaz FRA lead in the 470 women one point ahead of Marina Gallego/Fatima Reyes ESP. As best of the day, Balazs Tomai HUN has taken the lead in the Lasers Standard ahead of Joaquin Blanco ESP. In the Lasers Radial women, Anna Skaar NOR and Elie Brown GBR are first at equal points. The 49ers have already completed 7 races. Alonso/Alonso ESP are first, followed at some distance by Terin/Chesei ITA and Hedström/Düring FIN. Carla + Marta Munte ESP have taken the lead in the 29ers with two race wins. Marc Llado/Javier Gonzalez ESP are on top of the 420s in front of Max Clapp/Ross Banham GBR and Arnaud Herail/Paco Lepoutre FRA. Carmen + Julia Davila ESP dominate in the 420 girls. all.
All ranking listsn, the video of the day and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, December 18, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014   
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Two weeks ago, the ISAF Olympic Classes Worldcup 2015 began with Sail Melbourne. Only 10 days after the Abu Dhabi 2014 Worldcup Final, only very few European or American teams participated, and it remains to be seen, whether this new format will become an intercontinental competition in the future. Thanks to the high quality of the Australian top sailors, the level of the races was very high. See also the detailed report in Sail World ,
A 5 minutes' video summary.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014   
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The ISAF Olympic Classes World Ranking Lists have been updated after the Melbourne Worldcup event last week. The 2014 year-end rankings did not change much, and only in the Finns, a new leader - Ivan Klijakovic-Gaspic CRO - replaced the previous first Caleb Paine USA, now second.
All ranking lists and the ISAF report.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014   
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A drug-resistant "super bacteria” that's normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro's Olympic sailing events will be held, said on Monday scientists of the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil's most respected health research institute. Samples were taken from various spots along the Carioca River, including the mouth of the river into the city's Guanabara Bay, site of the 2016 sailing and wind surfing events. The Rio organisers did not comment yet. The report.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014   
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The weather situation over the North Atlantic was responsible for the building-up of huge waves that hit the Portuguese coast at Nezare 100 km North of Lisboa. The breakers reached up to 20 m to the excitement of the surf riders. Here the video.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, December 14, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014   
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After the Skiffs, the Nacra 17 catamaran and the windsurfers on Saturday, it was the 470s', the Finns' and the Lasers' turn to sail the Medal Races. The winners and the best OZ teams by class have already now qualified for the Worldcup Final in Abu Dhabi in December 2015.
Alexander Conway/Patrick Conway AUS won in the 470 men, Sasha Ryan/Amelia Catt AUS were first in the 'matchrace' of the only two 470 women, Ed Wright GBR made it in the Finns with a clear advange over Oliver Twedell AUS and Jake Lilley AUS. Tom Burton AUS had a 22 points' lead on the end of the day in the Lasers Standard over Matthew Wearn AUS and Mike Bullot NZL. Almost as dominant was Alison Young GBR 16 points in front in the Lasers Radial ahead of Tatiana Droszdowskaya BLR with just on point on Line Flem-Höst DEN remaining on 3rd.
The Paralympics participated in this Worldcup act with the 2.4 m and the Skuds. Matthew Bugg AUS won in the 2.4m, while Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch AUS were first in 9 of the 10 races in the Skuds 18.
All ranking lists, the final report and the videos.
 
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