Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, May 28, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Final results

 Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Final results The 2017 Delta Lloyd Regatta on the Ijsselmeer was concluded yesterday with the Medal Races of the 49er,s 49ersFX, Lasers Radial and RS:X windsurfers again in perfect sailing conditions and summery temperatures.
The Skiffs sailed three Medal Races and the winners in the 49ers are Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER who defended their first place ahead of Jorge Lima/José-Luis Costa POR 2nd and Eric Heil/Thomas Plössel GER moving up on 3rd. No change on top of the 49ersFX: Enia Nincevic/Peiar Cupac CRO won ahead of Annemiek Bekkering/Jeske Kisters NED and John Pink/Sophie Ainsworth GBR. The new Final races format in the wiindsurfer (here the report) has been disasterous for the leader during the whole week Kiran Badloe NED, who was relegated on the final rank 6. Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED is the overall winner ahead of Oël Pouliquen FRA and Matteo Evangelisti ITA.
All Ranglisten, der ranking lists and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, May 27, 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 4

 Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 4 Yesterday, the last Qualification Series races and for the Lasers Standard (see separate news) and 470s, the Medal Races, were held.
Pawel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS had a considerable advantage before the final race in the 470 and added another race win to clearly take the overall victory. Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED and Matteo Capurro/Matteo Puppo ITA completed the podium. In the 49ers, Tim Fischer/Fabien Graf GER have a solid 7 points lead on Jorge Lima/Jose-Luis Costa POR before today's Medal Race. In the crucial final race of the 49ersFX, a duel between Enia Nincevic/Peiar Cupac CRO and Annemiek Bekkering/Jeske Kisters NED will be on. In the RS:X men windsurfers, Kiran Badloe NED is the clear winner of the Qualification Series. Today, the Final Race of the 12 best is on the program.
All ranking lists, the news and the videos a.o. with Afrodite Zegers NED practicing as concert pianist.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, May 26, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Delta lloyd Regatta 2017 - Medemblik NED - Day 3 with NorAms

 Olympic Classes - Delta lloyd Regatta 2017 - Medemblik NED - Day 3 with NorAms All classes sailed the full program in light winds and summery temperatures yesterday. Many position changes occurred. With a race win, Pawel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS reclaimed rank 1 in the 470s 2 points ahead of Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED. Another 2 points back are Nikolaus Kampelmühler/Thomas Czajka AUT excellently underway in their first 470 season. In the 49ers, Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER advanced again on rank 1 after a perfect day (1/1/3). Jorge Lima/Jose-Luis Costa POR are 2nd one point behind. In the 49erFX, Enia Nincevic/Peiar Cupac CRO defended their lead in front of Annemiek Bekkering/Jeske Kisters NED and Hannah Mills/Alan Sign GBR new on the ranks 2 and 3. Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA are 8th among the 26 starters. Kiran Badloe NED has moved up on rank 1 with two bullets yesterday in the RS:X man windsurfers with a 20 (!) points gap on the Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED. Gabriel Verrier-Paquette CAN is 22th. Please find the Laser news in the next news text.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the numerous videos.
Today, the Qualification Series will be concluded and already this evening, the first Medal Races are on the program.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, May 25, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2 with North Americans

 Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 2 with North Americans After some start postponements, racing started yesterday afternoon in light and shifty winds allowing to complete the planned program.
In the joint men/women 470 rankings, the new leaders are now Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED one point ahead of the day's best (2/3) Nikolaus Kampelmühler/Thomas Czajka AUT on rank 2. Pavel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS descended on rank 3. In the 49ers, Jorge Lima/Jose-Luis Costa POR have taken the lead, and with two race wins, Yannick Lefebre/Tom Pelsmaekers BEL moved up on the 2nd place. The Olympia medalists Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER follow on the 3rd position. In the 49erFX, Enia Nincevic/Peiar Cupac CRO extended their lead slightly. John Pink/Sophie Ainsworth GBR remain on the 2nd place. Kate Shaner/Caroline Attwood USA are 15th among the 26 starters. Dorijan Van Rjsselberghe NED and 2 points back Kirian Badloe NED are on the ranks 1 and 2 in the RS:X men windsurfers. Jimmy Lebron CAN is 26th. Please find the Laser news in the next news text. The other Olympic classes do not compete due to lack of participants.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1

 Olympic Classes - Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik NED - Day 1 Sun and favorable wind conditions around 15 kn prevailed yesterday in Medemblik at the Delta Lloyd Regatta and 2 or 3 races per class were completed.
The 470s are sailing in one fleet. Pavel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS won both heats and lead overall ahead of Matteo Capurro/Matteo Puppo ITA on 2nd and Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED as best women's team on 3rd. In the 49ers, Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER lead ahead of Jorge Lima/José-Luis Costa POR. John Pink/Sophie Ainsworth GBR are on top of the 49ersFX in front of Enia Nincevic/Igor Marenic CRO. The first all-women team are Dewi Couvert/Anette Duetz NED on the 3rd place. The Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rjsselberghe NED dominated the RS:X men windsurfer winning all three heats. The result of the Finns, Nacra17 and RS-X women were not yet available this morning.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, May 19, 2017
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017   (Image © PWA/John Carter)

Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2017 - Slalom - Yokosuka JPN - Final results

 Windsurfing - PWA World Tour 2017 - Slalom - Yokosuka JPN - Final results Only one week after the first 2017 Slalom Worldcup event in South Korea, the drivers met again, this time in Japan with almost no wind. Nevertheless, two heats have been completed. In the women's fleet, Sara Quita Offringa (NED/Aruba) dominated again with two race wins. In the men's, Julien Quentin FRA was the winner. As an entertainment, foiling races were sailed (not yet approved for the PWA Worldcup) and interestingly enough, the surfboards went flying in a breeze as little as 4 to 8 kn.
The video. Details, photos and ranking lists have been posted on the PWA website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, May 14, 2017
Sunday, May 14, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X-European Championship 2017 - Marseille FRA - Final results

 Windsurfing - RS:X-European Championship 2017 - Marseille FRA - Final results The RS:X European Championship in Marseille was concluded yesterday in good sailing conditions with the Finals sailed in a new format.
The 3 best of the RS:X men Semi Finals sailed the Final, and the first-ranked in the Qualification Series, Louis Giard FRA, succeeded to stay on top in the Final ahead of Byron Kokkalanis GRE with Silver and Mattia Camboni ITA - barely qualified for the Quarter Finals as 11th - with Bronze.
In the RS:X women, Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL added another title to her palamres. Stefania Elfutina RUS and Hai Man Chan CHN completed the podium.
The final report with links to the ranking lists (including the Youth Europeans) and the videos.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, May 13, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017   (Image © Robert Hajduk)

Windsurfing - RS:X-European Championship 2017 - Marseille FRA - Day 5

 Windsurfing - RS:X-European Championship 2017 - Marseille FRA - Day 5 Yesterday, the last three qualification races were sailed at the Marseille RS:X Europeans in a shifty Eastwind from the shore. The 12 best will sail the Final in a knock-out mode ending with the 3 best to fight for the Medals.
In the RS:X men, Louis Giard FRA stays on top after the qualifications ahead of Kiran Badloe NED and Wonwoo Cho KOR. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI, sailing in the Silverfleet, won the last race and finished the Championship on rank 4 (= 58th overall).
The winner of the qualifcations in the RS:X women is Mai Dziarnowska POL ahead of Lilian De Geus NED and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL.
The daily news with links to all ranking lists, the video of the day and the event facebook page where the Finals can be followed starting at 11 a.m. UTC.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, May 12, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017   (Image © Robert Hajduk)

Windsurfing - RS:X-European Championship 2017 - Marseille FRA - Day 4, with NorAm drivers

 Windsurfing - RS:X-European Championship 2017 - Marseille FRA - Day 4, with NorAm drivers The 30 kn plus Eastwind over the Marseille Gulf was too much for the over 200 windsurfers at the RS:X Europeans. The final three races today - in moderate winds according to the forecast - will therefore be crucial for the qualification to the Quarterfinal of the best 12. The gaps between the ranks are small and exciting racing can be expected for today.
First in the RS:X men is Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED ahead of Pawel Tarnowski POL and Nimrod Masiah ISR. Gabriel Verrier-Paquette CAN is 46th, Ingnacio Berenguer MEX 60th.
In the RS:X women, Hélène Moesmoen FRA is first ahead of Lilian De Geus NED and Maja Dziarnowska POL. Farrah Hall USA is 40th.
All other ranking lists (including Youth European Championships) are available on the event website with the daily news and the video of the day.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, May 11, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017   (Image © Robert Hajduk)

Windsurfing - RS:X-European Championship 2017 - Marseille FRA - Day 3

 Windsurfing - RS:X-European Championship 2017 - Marseille FRA - Day 3 Lay day in Marseille yesterday, and today, the Final Series with the fleet split in Gold and Silver rounds will begin.
The Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED enters the Finals with a one-point's lead. Pawel Tarnowski POL and Nimrod Mashiah ISR are the first presuers. The RS:X men's results.
First in the women is Hélène Moesmoen FRA with a flawless performance and a 6 points' lead on Lilian De Geus NED and Maia Dziarnowski POL as first challengers. The RS:X women's rankings.
The event website with all other ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017   

Windsurfing - RS:X-European Championship 2017 - Marseille FRA - Day 2

 Windsurfing - RS:X-European Championship 2017 - Marseille FRA - Day 2 After the Mistral opening day, it was the light-wind specialists' turn yesterday. After a long waiting, the RS:X men windsurfers sailed two heats, the RS:X women one race. Numerous position changes occurred.
The Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED won both races in the RS:X men and took the overall lead. Pavel Tarnowski POL moved up on rank 2, Nimrod Mashiah ISR is now 3rd.
In the RS:X women, Hélène Noesmoen FRA remained on top with her three bullets of the first day. Lilian de Geus NED and Maja Dziarnowska POL follow at quite some distance on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists on the event website, including the RS:X Youth Europeans. Check out also the daily news and the videos.
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