The World Sailing Annual Meeting on the Bermudas was concluded last Sunday with the Annual General Assembly, attended by representatives from 59 of the 147 Member National Authorities, the stakeholders of the International Sailing Federation. The Council decisions made on Friday and Saturday were ratified, the composition of the Election Committee for the 2020 General Assembly was confirmed and a decision re World Sailing's governance was made. ------ The official report of World Sailing for details. ----- Concerning the 2024 Olympic Regatta, the 10 events are now final, subject to approval by the IOC. The Windsurfing equipment will be the iFoil replacing the RS:X, inspite of a last-moment intervention of China and Israel. The submission of the Finn Class to reinstate the Finn had no chance. Here the comment of the Finn Class. ----- Of importance for national federations is the decision to include the Kiteboarders in the World Sailing Youth Championships, in line with the new Olympic program. ----- The Governance proposal however, that would eliminate the organization's broad-based, globally-representative Council, and concentrate virtually all the decision-making power in a nine-member, self-perpetutating Board of Directors led by the President, was put on halt. In order for it to pass, a majority of 75% was required. 38 members voted in favour with 21 against. This resulted in 64.4% in favour so it was not passed. It will be reconsidered at an Extraordinary General Assembly next year May(?)
Wind- & Kitesurfing
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, November 7, 2019
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, November 2, 2019
The World Sailing Council was deliberating on the recommendations of the different Committees yesterday. The most important decision was the selection of the iFoil Windsurfer for the Olympic Regatta 2024 in Paris/Marseille FRA. ----- The official report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, October 17, 2019
Kite Foil - ANOC World Beach Games - Doha QAT - Final results, Men title for Florian Gruber GER ahead of Nico Parlier FRA
Former world and European champion Florian Gruber GER won two consecutive races in the final to become the first men’s Kitefoil Racing ANOC World Beach Games champion aheat of Nicolas Parlier FRA and Guy Bridge GBR. Evan Heffernan USA finished 9th. ----- As reported yesterday, Daniela Morosz USA was the dominating winner in the Kitefoil Women ahead of Julia Damasiewicz POL and Elena Kalinina RUS. ----- The results and the news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Daniela Moroz USA won the Women Kitefoil Racing Gold defeating Julia Damasiewicz POL. Elena Kalinina RUS secured Bronze. ----- Organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), 97 countries are at the first ever 2019 competition which features 14 disciplines in 13 sports, all non-Olympic events different from the Tokyo 2020 program and are gender equal. ----- The news and the results. ----- Today Wednesday, the Men will held the semi-finals. With Nicolas Parlier FRA and Florian Gruber GER already through, the 12 highest qualifying competitors from the opening series races will battle it out for two remaining places in the final.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, October 7, 2019
Kite Foil - World Series 2019 - Final - Cagliari ITA - Final results, Theo de Ramecourt FRA and Daniela Moroz USA superior winners
Theo De Ramecourt FRA was the superior winner of the Foil-Kite World Series Final in Cagliari ITA ahead of Nico Parlier FRA and Connor Bainbridge GBR. The overall World Series title went to Axel Mazella FRA, as Toni Vodisek SLO, winner of all 2019 events so far, was forced to retire from the competition with a shoulder injury. ----- Daniela Moroz USA on rank 18 was once more the best of the 24 woman competing in the mixed fleet. She won not only the Sardinia Grand Slam but also the World Series title, the only big Trophy she did not get so far in her young career. Julia Damasiewicz POL and Breiana Whitehead AUS finished as 2nd and 3rd in the female rankings. ----- The fresh Mistral breeze from the shore and flat waters made racing extremely fast with top speeds above 40kn. ----- The ranking lists and the final report.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, October 6, 2019
With Toni Vodisek SLO, overall Worldcup leader eliminated due to an injury, the French are dominating the competition in Cagliari ITA. Théo de Ramecourt FRA slightly extended his lead on Nico Parlier FRA rank 2. Axel Mazella FRA follows on the 4th position and is on a safe track to win the 2019 Worldcup. ----- Daniela Moroz USA, rank 16 overall, remains by far the best women among the 64 participants from 19 nations and 4 continents. ----- An up to 20kn breeze from the shore prevailed again during the Foil-Kite Worldcup Final on Sardinia. ----- The results, the news and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, October 5, 2019
Daniela Moroz USA remained a class of her own clearly leading the women foil-kiters ahead of Julia Damasiewicz POL. ----- In the men fleet, the winner of all three Worldcup events so far, Toni Vodisek SLO, age 17, was forced to retire from the competition due to a shoulder injury after a spill yesterday. Racing for the Worldcup overall title are now Théo de Ramecourt FRA, keeping the first place, as well as the closely following Connor Bainbridge GBR, Nico Parlier FRA and Axel Mazella FRA on the ranks 2 to 4. ----- Five races were held yesterday at this Worldcup Final on Sardinia in an initial 9kn wind increasing to up to 20kn during the day. ----- The news and the event facebook page.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, October 4, 2019
Théo De Ramecourt FRA has taken the lead at the Kitefoil Gold Cup in Cagliary ITA yesterday, as the overall Worldcup leader Toni Vodisek SLO, age 17, had to leave out the races five and six due to an equipment break. Axel Mazella FRA closely followed on second. ----- In the women, Daniela Moroz USA is again clearly in front, this time ahead of Julia Damasiewicz POL, age 14. ----- 30kn winds from the shore prevailed, allowing to held six perfect races on flat water at speeds of up to 37kn ! ----- The news. The results were not yet posted this morning UTC.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, October 1, 2019
End of October, the World Sailors of the Year will be announced at the World Sailing Annual Meeting. The nominees are in the Women, the PWA windsurfer Délphine Cousin FRA, the Hansa 303 Disabled Sailing World Champion Violeta del Reino ESP and Anne-Marie Rindom DEN, the Laser Radial World- and European Champion, as well as in the Men, Antoine Albeau FRA, multiple PWA Windsurf World Champion, Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS, multiple 470 World Champions, Marco Gradoni ITA, triple Optimist World Champion and Francis Joyon FRA, winner of the Route de Rhum. ----- The report with details on the nominees.
Twenty internationally renowned windsurfers are participating in the Paris 2024 Men and Women Windsurfer sea trials from 29 September to 3 October 2019 held out of Circolo Surf Torbole on Lake Garda. Seven applications from class associations and manufacturers wishing to participate in the sea trials have been received. ----- Based on the reports after the tests, the new equipment - with or without foils - will be selected as proposal to Council at the World Sailing Annual Meeting in a month from now. ----- Among the testers are top windsurfers such as the RS:X World Champion Lilian De Geus NED or Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL, and also Farrah Hall USA. ----- The illustrated report of day one and the preview of World Sailing with details on boards and test drivers.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, September 29, 2019
RS:X-Windsurfing - World Championship - Torbole ITA - Final results - Olympic berths for US Sailing Team, Gold for CHN & NED
Yunxiu Lu CHN controlled the Medal race in the RS:X women fleet, winning another important international title. The duel for Silver and Bronze went in favour of Katy Spychakov ISR replacing the defending Champion Lilian De Geus NED on rank 2. ----- The nine Olympic nations berths have been allocated to HKG, BRA, PER, FIN, MEX (Mariana Aguilar Chavez Peon 42nd), HUN, TUR, USA (Farrah Hall 56th) and THA. ----- In the RS:X men, Kiran Badloe NED and Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED celebrated a double Dutch victory ...but this time in the opposite sequence compared to last year. Pierre Le Coq FRA dropped on rank 3. ----- The Olympic nation berths went to KOR, HKG, BLR, SUI, LTU, USA (Pedro Pascual, 42nd), CYP and CZE. ----- The morning Northwind did not fill in on the final day of the RS:X Windsurfing World Championship on Lake Garda ITA, and the final fleetraces had to be cancelled. The best 10 female and male windsurfers ready for the Medal Races were kept waiting, and finally, around 3 p.m. one hour before the time limit, a light Ora breeze enabled racing for the Medals. ----- The final results of all North Americans, the final report and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, September 28, 2019
RS:X-Windsurfing - World Championship - Torbole ITA - Day 4 - last races today, Farrah Hall, Pedro Pascual and Ignacio Berenguer (MEX) fight for an Olympic berth
Leader change on top of the RS:X women after the three races of yesterday, held in a well-estblished morning Peler, with Yunxiu Xu CHN, ranks 8/4/1, already dominator of the Olympic Test and the Worldcup events in Japan last month, replacing the defending Champion Lilian De Geus NED on rank 1, with a 6 point advantage before the Medal Race of today. Katy Spychakov ISR, 8 points back, remains in the fight for the title. The RS:X women Goldfleet ranking list. ----- 7 of the 9 Olympic nation berths were allotted after the Qualification races already. The two remaining slot will be decided in the last Silverfleet race today. Farah Hall USA (rank 3 Silverfleet, 154 pts) and Siripon Kaewduang-Ngam THA (rank 4, 160 pts) own the qualifying places, but Veerle Ten Have NZL (rank 5, 160 pts) and Gelly Skarlatou GRE (rank 6, 166 pts) are not far away. ----- The RS:X men completed only one race in the slackening Northwind yesterday and remained ashore in the afternoon as the Ora failed to fill in. Kiran Badloe NED finished 3rd and extended the lead on Pierre Le Coq FRA to 5 points. Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED on 3rd is already 15 points back and will hardly have a chance for the title in the Medal Race of today. The RS:X men Goldfleet ranking list.----- Concerning the Olympic nation berths, a first decision was made in favour of Korea with Wonwoo Cho KOR qualified for the Medal Race. Good chances have also HKG (rank 13), BLR (23rd), SUI (25th) and LTU (33rd). The remaining 3 places are occupied at present by the USA (Pedro Pascual, 42nd), CZE (46th) and RUS (52nd), challenged by TUR (55th) and MEX (56th Ignacio Berenguer, 3 points behind cut). ----- The updated results of all North Americans, the daily news and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, September 27, 2019