Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017   

Kite-Boarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 2

 Kite-Boarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 2 Six qualification runs were held again in Muscat yesterday in ideal conditions, and the dominator was again Oliver Bridge GBR winning all heats in his Group, i.e. a total of 11 wins in 12 races after two days !! On the ranks 2 and 3 follow Nicolas Parlier FRA and Axel Mazella FRA. 51 participants from 21 nations.
In the women's, Daniela Moroz USA is the dominator among the 6 participants.
The ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the first day.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017   (Image © Toby Bromwich)

Kite-Boarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 1

 Kite-Boarding - Formula World Championship 2017 - Muscat OMN - Day 1 The Kite Foiler World Championship 2017 began in Oman yesterday with six races per group in a moderate 10kn breeze.
Oli Bridge GBR, age 18, dominated his group winning 5 heats and taking the overall first place in the interim's rankings. His twin-brother Guy Bridge GBR finished 4 runs of the second group on top, as did Nico Parlier FRA in his group. Both share rank 2 overall.
In the women, the defending champion Daniele Moroz USA has taken the lead.
The news with the leading positions. The event website does not yet give the full ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, November 19, 2017
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, November 18, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017   

Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Speed Challenge - Lüderitz NAM

 Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Speed Challenge - Lüderitz NAM The wind condition in Lüderitz improve from day to day and on the coming weekend, the seabreeze will probably be at its peak. Yesterday, Sylvain Hoceini FRA was the fastest with 54,03 kn (100,03 km/h) becoming the sixth speed kiter passing the 100km/h barrier.
The news.The event facebook page has not yet been updated early this morning UTC.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, November 16, 2017
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   

Speed-Kiting - Les Salins de Grimaud FRA - 57,97kn - new Kiteboard speed record

 Speed-Kiting - Les Salins de Grimaud FRA - 57,97kn - new Kiteboard speed record Not only in Namibia, but also in the Camargue/South of France, speed record attempts have been started. A very strong Mistral of up to 60kn did set the stage for top speeds. Sailing with a 6,4 m2-Kite, Alex Caizergues FRA established a new speed record for kiteboarders with 57,97kn (107,32 km/h). The record attempts will continue until December 3rd.
The news.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, November 13, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017   

World Sailing - Annual Conference - Puerto Vallarta MEX

 World Sailing - Annual Conference - Puerto Vallarta MEX On the occasion of the World Sailing Annual Assembly in Mexico, Stan Honey and Richard Slater made an impressive presentation on 'Technology, Tracking, Telemetry and Electronic Umpiring'. Honey is not only an excellent sailor/navigator, but as a Stanford graduated engineer also a leading head regarding position tracking of any kind since 1978, as e.g. the ETAK project. Honey's CV (PDF) does not need any explanation.
The 40-minute presentation can be replayed within the video of the Friday session (begins after 6h 42min). While Stan Honey gives a short overview on the technology yesterday, today and in the future, Richard Slater presents the practical implementation at the Bermuda America's Cup as experienced from the teams' side as well as race direction and umpires.
Monday, November 13, 2017   

Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Speed Challenge - Lüderitz NAM

 Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Speed Challenge - Lüderitz NAM After several days without substancial winds, the weather forecast for today predicts 'normal Lüderitz conditions', and the chase for speed records will resume in Namibia. Normally, this seabreeze is building up during several days, and record speeds can be expected in the time ahead.
The event facebook page and a video interview with the record Kitesurfer Sébastien Cattelan FRA, who had launched the Lüderitz Speed-Week six years ago digging the speed channel with a bagger himself .... to fix a first world record with 55kn as a consequence.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Sunday, November 12, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017   

World Sailing - Annual Conference - Puerto Vallarta MEX

 World Sailing - Annual Conference - Puerto Vallarta MEX Full transparency at World Sailling !
World Sailing's Council concluded their meeting at the 2017 Annual Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico yesterday Key reports on Committee activities and upcoming events were delivered and the submissions with recommendations of the expert committees were put forward to the Council for vote. Decisions were made on a wide range of topics that were not solely connected to the Olympic Games. Decisions on offshore sailing, keelboat racing, Para World Sailing and Racing Rules of Sailing were made as well.
Sarasota USA will host the next Annual Conference from 27 October to 4 November 2018.
Here the official report on the Saturday session with all decisions made. A review from the Friday Session is available here as well.
The whole session can be followed in a 7-hour video.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, November 11, 2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017   

Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Speed Challenge - Lüderitz NAM

 Wind- & Kite-Surfing - Speed Challenge - Lüderitz NAM The Wind- and Kite-Surf specialists are still on stand-by at the Lüderitz Speed Channel waiting for sufficient winds. The hope is for next Monday, according to the weather forecasts. What it is all about to successfully complete a fast ride on the 500 meter channel has been explained by the British record holder Farrell O'Shea GBR (51,2 kn) in a 20min video.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, November 10, 2017
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017   

World Sailing - Annual Conference - Puerto Vallarta MEX - Marit Bouwmeester NED and Peter Burling NZL World Sailors of the Year

Yesterday, at the World Sailing Gala Dinner in Mexico, the World Sailors of the Year 2017 were proclaimed. The America's Cup winner Peter Burling NZL takes the title in the men, while the Laser Radial Olympic and World Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED was elected in the women.
The video of the prize giving.
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