Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, December 16, 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Final Day - most successful US Youth Worlds Team

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Final Day - most successful US Youth Worlds Team The 2017 Youth World Sailing Championship in Sanya, China (December 11-16) concluded on Friday, closing the books on a successful week by the U.S. Youth Worlds Team. American sailors won three medals in nine classes, nearly added a fourth, and finished third in the Nation’s Trophy standings, the highest finish by the United States in many years.
The US Sailing Report, all ranking lists and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, December 15, 2017
Friday, December 15, 2017   

29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Final Day - Two Gold and one Silver Medals for USA !

 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, RS:X-Windsurfer - Youth World Championship 2017 - Sanya CHN - Final Day - Two Gold and one Silver Medals for USA ! Finishing 5th in today's final race, Max Wallenberg/Amanda Björk SUI moved on top of the Nacra-15-catamaran rankings winning the Youth World Champion's title. Only two years after his Optimist World Champion's title, Max Wallenberg has reached another peak in his young career. The previously leading Shannon Dalton/Jaden Dalton AUS had to content themselves with rank 2 at equal points. Bronze went to Lucas Caessens/Anne Vandenberghe BEL.
In the 420 Boys, Otto Henry/Rome Featherstone AUS finished on top ahead of Thomas Rice/Trevor Bornarth USA winning Silver. Bronze went to Ido Billik/Noam Homri ISR. In the 420 women, Carmen and Emma Crowles USA clearly earned the title with a 12 points' lead over Violette Dorange/Camille Orion FRA and Arianna Passamonti/Giulia Fava ITA with Silver and Bronze.
In the 29er-Boys, Gold goes to France with Théo Revil/Gautier Guevel FRA. Mathias Berthet/Alexander Franks NOR and Santiago Duncan/Elias Dalli ARG followed on the ranks 2 and 3. In the 29er Girls, Margherita Porro/Sofia Leoni ITA were the premature Champions before the last race today. In a tight battle, Zoya Novikova/Diana Sabirova RUS grasped Silver one point ahead of Jasmin May Galbraith/Chloe Fisher AUS.
Leader change in the last race of the Lasers Radial where Maor Ben Hrosh ISR climbed on top of the Boys rankings. Daniil Krutskikh RUS und Guido Gallinari ITA followed on the ranks 2 and 3. In the Radial Girls, Charlotte Rose USA succeeded to defend rank 1 ahead of the defending Champion Dolores Moreira URU who had to content herself with rank 2 at equal points. Bronze went to Daisy Collingridge GBR.
The decision in the Windsurfers was very close. In the Boys, Yoav Cohen ISR earned the title one point ahead of Hao Chen CHN. Bronze went to Sil Hoekstra NED. In the Girls, Emma Wilson GBR is the Champion with Giorgia Speciale ITA on rank 2 with the same number of points. Ting Yu CHN followed as 3rd.

The ranks of the North Americans:
- 420 Boys: Thomas Rice/Trevor Bornarth USA 2nd, Patrick Wilson/Arie Moffat CAN 14th, Jose Aguilera Palacios/Bruno Acierno MEX 26th
- 420 Girls: Carmen and Emma Crowles USA 1st, Georgia Lewin-LaFrance/Madeline Gillis CAN 6th, Casilda Flores/Carlota Caso MEX 23rd
- 29er Boys: Neil Marcellini/Ian Brill USA 7th, William and Samuel Bonin CAN 15th
- 29er Girls: Berta Puig/Charlotte Mack USA 16th
- Nacra 15: Mark Brunsvold/Dylan Heinz USA 4th, Helen Horangic/Theodora Horangic CAN 11th
- Laser Radial Boys: Joseph Hou USA 6th, Ryan Anderson CAN 16th, Gerardo Benitez MEX 36th
- Laser Radial Girls: Charlotte Rose USA 1st, Clara Gravely CAN 14th, Alejandra Margarita Montemayor 22nd
- RS:X Boys: Cristobal Hagerman MEX 15th, Steven Cramer USA 17th
- RS:X Girls: Mariana Aguilar MEX 5th, Dominique Stater USA 17th
- Nations' Trophy: USA 3rd, CAN 16th, MEX 24th

All ranking lists and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, December 3, 2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017   

Olympic Worldcup 2018 - the Final in Marseille

 Olympic Worldcup 2018 - the Final in Marseille The calendar of the Olympic Classes Worldcup has been modified by World Sailing for the 2018 edition. After the first Act sailed in Japan in October, the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta will be the next Worldcup event to be held in January. In April, the Semaine Olympique in Hyères will follow. Now, the venue of the 2018 Final has been announced and it will be on the 2024 Olympic waters of Marseille FRA in June.
The press release.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, December 2, 2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017   (Image © Gordon Hyde)

Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 4, Americans on 8th (Finn) and 3 and 4 (49ers)

 Olympic & Youth Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 4, Americans on 8th (Finn) and 3 and 4 (49ers) Stormy weather in Melbourne today and racing has been cancelled. The Sail Melbourne competition has therefore ended for the Olympic Classes, while the other mostly Youth Classes, will conclude the event tomorrow Sunday.
Winner in the Finns after 6 races was Jake Lilley AUS ahead of Tom Slingsby AUS and Oliver Tweddell AUS. The World Champions Max Salminen SWE and Ed Wright GBR had to content themselves with the ranks 4 and 5. Kyle Martin CAN was 8th. In the 49ers, Gilmour/Turner AUS finished first ahead of Phillips/Phillips AUS. Ryan/Henken USA and Snow/Agnese USA were on the positions 3 and 4.
In all other classes, the favorites were ahead, such as Tom Burton AUS in the Lasers Standard and Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan in the 470s.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with the video report of the day and an interview with th US team.
Saturday, December 2, 2017   

Kiteboarding - Youth Slalom World Championship 2017 - Barra Grande BRA, Maramenides USA World Champion - Final results

 Kiteboarding - Youth Slalom World Championship 2017 - Barra Grande BRA, Maramenides USA World Champion - Final results The 2017 Kiteboarding Slalom Youth World Championship in Brazil, qualification event for the 2018 Youth Olympics, was concluded yesterday with two races.
Cameron Maramenides USA successfully defended is first place in the Boys' category winning Gold ahead of Manoel Dos Santos BRA on rank 2. In the French duel for Bronze, Victor Bachichet FRA moved up on rank 3 yesterday.
Winner in the Girls' category was Sofia Tommasoni ITA 6 points ahead of Lola Ulrich FRA. Bronze went to Nina Font ESP. The event website with ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, December 1, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017   (Image © Gordon Hyde)

Olympic Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 3, Martin CAN 8th Finn

 Olympic Classes - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 3, Martin CAN 8th Finn This morning UTC, the first classes have already completed today's program. As from today, additional classes will join the Sail Melbourne competition.
In the Finns, Jake Lilley AUS was again the best of the day with the ranks 1 and 2. At equal points on the ranks 2 to 4 follow Tom Slingsby AUS, Oliver Tweddell AUS and Max Salminen SWE. Kyle Martin CAN is 8th.
With two race wins, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS are now the sole leaders in the 470s.
All ranking lists and yesterdays daily report. The event website with reports and videos was not available this morning UTC, unfortunately. Please check later for complete results of the day.
Friday, December 1, 2017   

Kiteboarding - Slalom Youth World Championbship 2017 - Barra Grande BRA - Day 4, Maramenides USA leads

 Kiteboarding - Slalom Youth World Championbship 2017 - Barra Grande BRA - Day 4, Maramenides USA leads The Kiteboarder Slalom Youth World Championship is currently on in current in Brazil, counting as a qualification event for the Youth Olympics 2018. Up to now, 9 runs were completed and Cameron Maramenides USA leads ahead of Manuel Dos Santos BRA. Benoît Gomes FRA follows on the 3rd place. 33 participants from 9 nations. In the Girls' fleet, Sofia Tomasoni ITA is first ahead of Lola Ulrich FRA.
The event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, November 30, 2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017   

Olympic Sailing - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 2, 49er ranks 2 and 3 for USA

 Olympic Sailing - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 2, 49er ranks 2 and 3 for USA Sail Melbourne began yesterday with some delay till the moderate 10kn wind filled in on a hot summery day (35°C). For the first time for 4 years, the event is not part of the Olympic Classes Worldcup circuit and therefore, very few participants from Europe and America are present.
The only two Europeans, as well as one Canadian sail in the Finns, the best-attended fleet in Melbourne this time. Jake Lilley AUS was leading after the first day with the ranks 1 and 2, and this morning UTC, he added two more bullets. On the 2nd place is the Laser Olympic Champion 2012 Tom Slingsby AUS in his first race in the Finns. The Finn World Champion Max Salminen SWE and Ed Wright GBR are at equal points with Slingsby AUS on the ranks 3 and 4. Kyle Martin CAN is on the 7th place. The Finn ranking list.
In the Lasers Standard, only one race was finished at Press Deadling this morning UTC. The Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS, the local matador Jeremy O'Connell AUS and the Worlds Bronze medalist Matthew Wearn AUS share rank one at equal points.
In the 470s, Daichi Takayama/Kimihiko Imamura JPN are ahead of the Olympic Silver medalists and multiple World Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS winning two of the three races. The Australian Olympians Carrie Smith/Jaime Ryan AUS are the best women's team on rank 4.

Two USA teams participate in the 49ers, where Gilmour/Turner AUS lead in front of Ryan/Henken USA and Snow/Agnese USA. Two more races are on today's program.
All ranking lists that will be updated with today's results until noon UTC, the news of yesterday and the video of the first day.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017   

Olympic Worldcup - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1, with NorAms

 Olympic Worldcup - Sail Melbourne - Melbourne AUS - Day 1, with NorAms This morning UTC in Melbourne, the kickoff was given to the 2017/18 Olympic Classes Worldcup season. As mostly in post-Olympic years, only a few top sailors decided to travel to Australia. One of the Europeans is the Finn World Champion Max Salminen SWE who will encounter Jake Lilley AUS and the Finn newcomer Tom Slingsby AUS, Laser Olympic Champion 2012 and AC 'Team Oracle' member. In the Lasers Standard, the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS has his team mate Matthew Wearn AUS as fiercest opponent.
From North America, Nevin Snow/Mac Agnese USA and Judge Ryan/Hans Henken USA in the 49ers and Kyle Martin CAN in the Finns are on the list of participants.
In addition to the Olympic Classes, youth sailors on 29ers, 420s, Lasers 4.7 and Optimists are racing as well.
The entry lists. By Press time this morning, the first ranking lists have been posted. Snow/Agnese USA finished 2nd and Ryan/Henken USA 9th in the 49ers, Kyle Martin CAN is 6th in the Finns. Till noon, all results and possibly already the daily news report will be available on the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, November 26, 2017
Sunday, November 26, 2017   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2017 - Slalom, Foil - Noumea FRA - Final results

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2017 - Slalom, Foil - Noumea FRA - Final results The last round of the 2017 PWA-World Tour was concluded this morning UTC in New Caledonia in the South Seas. The top ranks did not change: Antoine Albeau FRA finished on rank 1 in the Men's Slalom competition and as first in the Annual Tour Rankings, he grasped another World Champion's title. In the Women's competition, Delphine Cousin FRA was the superior winner, but finishing 2nd in Noumea, Sara-Quita Offringa NED (Aruba) defended her lead in the Annual Rankings. Winner of the first Foil-Windsurfing Race held as a Show-Event was Gonzalo Costa ARG. All details, including attractive videos, on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, November 25, 2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017   

Kiteboarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Final results, Daniela Moroz USA World Champion, Gibbs and Heineken USA 4th and 8th

 Kiteboarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Final results, Daniela Moroz USA World Champion, Gibbs and Heineken USA 4th and 8th The Formula-Kite-Worlds were concluded yesterday with the Medal Races. Nicolas Parlier FRA, day ranks 2/1/2, was again the best of the day and grasped the title with a substantial advantage. Alex Mazella FRA moved up on rank 2 on the last day, leaving Oliver Bridge GBR on the 3rd place. Riley Gibbs USA finished 4th, Johnny Heineken USA 8th. The men's ranking list.
Daniela Moroz USA, prematurely Championne before the Medal Race, remained a class of her own with the day ranks 1/1/3. Elena Kalinina RUS climbed on the 2nd position on the final day. Alexia Fancelli FRA won the Bronze Medal. The women's ranking list.
The final report and the videos.
Saturday, November 25, 2017   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2017 - Slalom, Foil - Noumea FRA - Day 5

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2017 - Slalom, Foil - Noumea FRA - Day 5 The moderate seabreeze persisted on day 5 of the PWA Worldcup event on the South Seas again, providing for excellent condition.
No change in the top ranks of the Men's Slalom with Antoine Albeau FRA as first ahead of Matteo Iachino ITA and Pierre Mortefon FRA. In the Women's, Delphine Cousin FRA remained on top with two race wins, followed by the all-rounder Sara-Quita Offringa NED and Marion Mortefon FRA on the ranks 2 and 3.
In the Foil-Windsurfers, the dominator is Gonzalo Costa ARG clearly leading ahead of Nicola Goyard FRA and Maciek Rutkowski POLnew on the positions 2 and 3.
All other details on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, November 24, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017   

Kite-Boarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 4

 Kite-Boarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 4 The last six Final races were held yesterday again in a moderate 10 to 12 kn seabreeze. Today, the Medal Races of the ten best are on the program.
Winning 5 of the 6 races - a race lasts for roughly 8min - Nico Parlier FRA dominated again and starts to the Medal Race with a 13pts lead on Oliver Bridge GBR. On rank 3 follows Axel Mazella FRA 4pts behind the Brit.
All the same in the women's category where the defending champion Daniela Moroz USA is a class of her own having won all heats so far. Alexia Fancelli FRA and Elena Kalinina RUS will fight for Silver and Bronze today.
The ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Friday, November 24, 2017   (Image © PWA John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2017 - Slalom, Foil - Noumea FRA - Day 4

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2017 - Slalom, Foil - Noumea FRA - Day 4 The last event of the 2017 PWA World Tour is underway in the French South Seas. In addition to the slaloms, an inaugural Foil Test is on the program.
The favorites lead in the Men's Slalom with Antoine Albeau FRA ahead of Matteo Iachino ITA and Pierre Montefon FRA.
In the Women's, Delphine Cousin FRA leads ahead of Sara-Quita Offringa NED and Lena Erskil TUR.
32 Foil-Windsurfers are racing with Gonzalo Costa ARG on first ahead of Thomas Goyard FRA. The Slalom cracks Albeau were eliminated in the qualifier rounds.
The PWA-website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, November 23, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017   

Kite-Boarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 3, Daniela Moroz USA clear leader

 Kite-Boarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 3, Daniela Moroz USA clear leader After two qualification days and 12 races completed, the Finals with the fleet split in Gold-, Silber- and Bronze Groups began with 5 runs in an 8-12kn breeze. Nico Parlier FRA won three with a 19m2-kite replacing the so far dominating Oliver Bridge GBR on top. Axel Mazella FRA on rank 3 is closely behind. Johnny Heineken USA is 5th.
With 13 wins in 17 races, Daniela Moroz USA, age 17, is on a solid way to defend her Champion's title in the women's.
The results, the daily news and the videos.
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