Wind- & Kitesurfing

Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   
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The 700 participating boats at this year's Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik have been welcomed by cold and windy weather. Gusty and shifty winds between 12 and 18 kn, together with the short and steep Ijsselmeer chop made sailing rough and challenging .... too much for the 'modern' Olympic classes !
With the top teams absent, there are some new names on top of the 470s. Chang-Yu Kim/Wang hoo Kim KOR are on rank one after the first day, ahead of Molund/Östling SWE and Xammar/Herp ESP. A surprise team is also on top of the 470 women with Niki Blässar/Mikaela Wulf FIN. Ainsworth/Weguelin GBR and Seabright/Carpenter GBR are the first persuers.
Abandonments and damages in the skiff classes, especially the 49erFX. Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED and Tessa Lloyd/Caitlin Elks AUS lead at equal points ahead of the tied Paris Henken/Helena Scutt USA and Lili Sebesi/Julie Bossard FRA. Two teams at equal points also on top of the 49ers with Hansen/Porebski NZL and Turner/...AUS.
Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA have taken the lead in the Nacra 17 and their advance on the chasers Saxton/Diamond GBR is already 14 points after three races. Bundock/Curtis AUS are 3rd. Experienced with the special conditions on his home waters, Pieter-Jan Postma NED is on the first place in the Finns, but Arkadij Kistanov RUS and Josh Junior NZL are not far behind.
Windsurfing is dominted by the Polish team, as mostly in fresher winds. Pawel Tarnowski POL is first in the RS:X men with three race wins, and in the RS:X women, Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL has a 7 points' lead on Lilian de Geus NED.
All results, the report of the day and the video of the day.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)
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The Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik NED, beginning today, is the third event of the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup after Palma ESP and Riva del Garda ITA. Over 700 participants from 71 nations are present, with quality fleets in most classes, such as the Lasers, the windsurfers, the Nacra-17 and the Olympic skiffs. The entry lists. Grey sky and 12 to 22 kn wind will prevail during the whole week according to the forecast. The official preview and the first videos. Racing can be followed live on the Internet.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, May 18, 2015
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 – 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. Finishing 2nd in the Medal Race, Morgan/Myatt CAN easily defended their 6th place.
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. Ramsay/Girke CAN are on the 7th place.
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.
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. Morgan/Ryatt CAN as 6th are qualified for the Medal Race. Capozzi/Shea USA are 13th. 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. Liebenberg/Morris USA are 16th.
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. Gabriel Verrier-Paquette CAN is 19th.lDuel between team members also in the RS:X female windsurfers: Bérénice Meg FRA leads 4 points ahead of Lucie Belbeoch FRA. Solig Sayre USA and Laurence Bonneau CAN are 7th and 8th in the women.
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. Ramsey/Girke CAN 8th are in the Medal Race. Hudson/Aras USA finish 12th.
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. Liebenberg/Morris USA are 17th. Giulia Conti/Francesca Clapcich ITA extended their lead in the 49ersFX. Julia Gross/Cecilia Jonsson SWE are new on rank 2. Morgan/Myett CAN are 6th, Capozzi/Shea USA 13th. Three race wins for Vittorio Bisarro/Silvia Sicouri ITA and herewith the superior lead in the Nacra17 ahead of Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders NZL. Ramsay/Girke CAN are 8th, Hudson/Aras USA 14th. Daniele Benedetti ITA, RS:X men, and Berenice Meg FRA, RS:X women, are on top of the windsurfers. Jean-Sébastien Fugere CAN is 17th in the men, Solig Sayre USA and Laurence CAN are 7th and 8th in the women.
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 © 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   
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Today begins the second round of the newly-launched EUROSAF Champions Cup 2015 with participants from 55 nations and 5 continents (among them El Salvador or Bahrain). North America is represented by USA and CAN teams in a majority of events. Top attention have above all the two Laser fleets. All Olympic classes are present, except the Finns, as their European Championship begins in Split CRO on Saturday. The variable weather forecast does not favor the 'Lake Garda wind-machine', as the announced rain will hinder the filling in of the afternoon thermal Ora breeze.
All entry lists and the official preview.
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.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, May 2, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015   (Image © John Carter)
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Again no wind on Lake Neusiedl yesterday and the Freestylers enjoyed another Tow-in-Session. A fresher breeze has been announced for today. The report.
Saturday, May 2, 2015   
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Not enough wind for the kiters either off the Almanarre Surf Beach. There was just one short gust for a kite-foiling show to entertain the public. For today, a 20 -25 kn West wind has been announced. A video report.