Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma de Mallorca ESP - Day 2

 Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma de Mallorca ESP - Day 2 After the variable conditions on the opening day, the sun was back yesterday and the normal seabreeze filled in on Palma Bay. The full program was completed in a 12 kn wind.
Pavel Sozykin/ Denis Gribanov RUS defended their lead in the 470 men ahead of McNay/Hughes USA who advanced on rank 2. In the 470 women, Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED took the lead one point in front of Wei/Xu CHN and Mas-Depares/Cantera ESP at equal points.
Winning 2 of the 3 races, Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP moved on top of the 49ers with Peters/Sterritt GBR and Lefevre/Pelsmaekers BEL as first persuers. In the 49ersFX, the new leaders are Victoria Jurczok/Anika Lorenz GER 10 points ahead of Naess/Rönningen NOR.
Deniss Karpak EST in the Finns extended his lead on 6 points. The Starboat Olympic Champion (2012 with Freddy Lööf SWE) Max Salminen SWE moved up on rank 2. The newcomer Nicolas Heiner NED (Laser Worldchampion 2014) follows on rank 3. Lin Cenholt/Christian-Peter Lübeck DEN defended the first position in the Nacra-17. John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR advanced on rank 2.
No change on top of the RS:X windsurfers: Pawel Tarnowski POL leads ahead of Ivan Pastor ESP, and in the women's fleet, Marina Alabau ESP stays on top with two race wins in front of Stefania Elfutina RUS.
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The results of the best North Americans by nation:
470 men: Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA 2nd, Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA 29th
49er: Andrew Mollerus/Matthew Mollerus USA 21st
Finn: Tom Ramshaw CAN 26th, Luke Muller USA35th
Laser Standard: Charlie Buckingham USA 12th, Robert Davis CAN 30th, Yanic Gentry MEX 77th
Laser Radial: Brenda Bowskill CAN 6th, Erika Reineke USA 7th
Nacra-17: Enrique Figueroa/Franchesca Valdes PUR 17th
RS:X men: Pedro Pascual Suitt USA 44th
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 48th

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Racing can again be followed during the day via live ticker.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma de Mallorca ESP - Day 1

 Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma de Mallorca ESP - Day 1 Yesterday was the first race day at the Olympic Classes Trofeo Princesa Sofia on Palma Bay with a 12-15 kn unconstant varying wind from the land decreasing during the day.
In the 470 men, split in two groups, Pavel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS took the lead with two race wins in their group. Mendes/Thiesen BRA and McNay/Hughes USA are the first chasers. Two race wins also for the best 470 women Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol SLO with Silvia Mas-Depares/Patricia Cantero ESP and Menxi Wei/Yani Xu CHN on the rank 2 and 3.
The 49ers completed three races, and three teams share the lead with 4 points (worst result discarded), i.e. Peters/Sterrit GBR, Bildstein/Hussl AUT and the new composed team Team Fletcher/Bithell GBR. In absence of the Olympic medalists, new names appear on top of the rankings in the 49ersFX with Lim/Low SIN on first ahead of Naess/Rönningen DEN and Sebesi/Dubois FRA.
On rank 1 of the Finns is Deniss Karpak EST closely followed by Nenad Bugarin CRO. Jorge Zarif BRA on the 3rd place is already somewhat back. The Nacra17 top team is Lin Cenholt/Christian-Peter Lübeck DEN in front of Tom Phipps Niki Boniface GBR. The multiple Moth European Champion Chris Rashley GBR sailing with Laura Marimon GBR is on the excellent 5th interim's place in his first Nacra-17 regatta.
Leader in the RS:X men windsurfers is Pavel Tarnowski POL followed by Nimrod Masiach ISR and Ivan Pastor ESP. The best RS:X women windsurfer so far is Marta Magetti ITA ahead of Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL and Stefania Elfutina RUS. Laser news are in a separate text below.

The results of the best North Americans by nation:
470 men: Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA 3rd, Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA 25th
49er: Andrew Mollerus/Matthew Mollerus USA 37th
Finn: Tom Ramshaw CAN 26th, Luke Muller USA 28th
Laser Standard: Charlie Buckingham USA 18th, Robert Davis CAN 25th, Yanic Gentry MEX 79th
Laser Radial: Brenda Bowskill CAN 10th, Erika Reineke USA 20th
Nacra-17: Enrique Figueroa/Franchesca Valdes PUR 15th
RS:X men: Pedro Pascual Suitt USA 40th
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 45th
The US Sailing Team Report.

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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, March 27, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma de Mallorca ESP - first races today

 Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma de Mallorca ESP - first races today The Trofeo Princesa Sofia on Palma Bay begins today, the traditional opening of the European Olympic Classes season with 656 boats from 56 nations, including North Americans in the 470s (USA), 49ers (USA), Finn (USA, CAN), Laser Standard (6x USA, CAN MEX), Laser Radial (USA, CAN), Nacra-17 (PUR), RS:X men (USA) and RS:X women (USA). A special interest will go to the 470 debut of the 2016 World Sailing Youth Champions (sailed on 420s) Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA. Starting another Olympic campaign, this time for Tokyo 2020, are the experienced Charlie Buckingham USA and Robert Davis CAN in the Lasers Standard as well as Erika Reineke USA and Brenda Bowskill CAN in the Lasers Radial.
According to the wind forecast, a fresh breeze from Northeast, veering to West during the afternoon will prevail. Racing can be followed with a live ticker.
The preview.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017   

Olympic Classes - World Sailing Ranking Lists - March 2017

 Olympic Classes - World Sailing Ranking Lists - March 2017 The only Olympic Classes with World Ranking List events in the past month were the Lasers Standard and Radial. In all other classes, the classifications remained unchanged.
The new number 1 in the Lasers Standard is Giovanni Coccoluto ITA. In the Lasers Radial, Evi Van Acker BEL advanced on the 2nd place behind Marit Bouwmeester NED.
All ranking lists.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017   (Image © Bernardi Bibiloni)

Olympic Classes, Musto-Skiff - Training Camps Regatta - El Arenal ESP - Final results

 Olympic Classes, Musto-Skiff - Training Camps Regatta - El Arenal ESP - Final results Training Camp Regattas were held on Mallorca from Friday till Sunday in light to moderate winds. Many teams, especially from Northern Europe, were present to prepare for the Trofeo Princesa Sofia in Palma beginning in two weeks.
Pawel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov RUS finished first in the 470 men (18 teams/9 nations) after 8 races. Fabienne Oester/Anastasiya Krasko GER were on top of the 470 women (11 teams/5 nations), 5 points ahead of Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI on rank 2 and Nadine Böhm/Ann-Christin Goliass GER on 3rd. 29 teams from 13 nations started in the 49ers with Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP as winners followed by Benjamin Hussl/David Bildstein AUT and Kevin Fischer/Yann Jovin FRA. In the 49erFX, Victoria Jurczok/Anika Lorenz GER were the dominating first, and a clear victory went also to Evi Van Acker BEL in the Lasers Radial ahead of Matilde de Kerangat FRA and Maite Carlier BEL. In the Lasers Stadard, Rui Silveira POR was on top in front of Nik Willim GER and Theodor Bauer GER. Iker Martinez/Olga Maslivets ESP finished first in the Nacra-17 ahead of Kevin Bonnevie/Isaura Maenhaut BEL. In addition to the Olympic Classes, the Musto-Skiffs were present as well with Justo Martinez ESP as winner in the all-Spanish fleet.
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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017   

Olympic Classes - Semana Olimpica - Valencia ESP - Day 2

 Olympic Classes - Semana Olimpica - Valencia ESP - Day 2 Two days ago, the Valencia Olympic Sailing Week began with the 470s, having completed 6 races up to now. Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP are the clear leaders with 5 race wins ahead of David and Alex Charles-Vila ESP. The Lasers and Windsurfer started yesterday with their races. In the Lasers Standard, Joaquin Blanco ESP and Joel Rodriguez ESP share the lead. First in the Lasers Radial is Martina Reino ESP after just one race sailed, ahead of Francesca Clapcich ITA. Ivan Pastor ESP won the 3 races sailed so far in the RS:X windsurfers.
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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017   

Olympic Classes, Laser 4.7 - Carnival Trophy - Cadiz ESP - Final results

 Olympic Classes, Laser 4.7 - Carnival Trophy - Cadiz ESP - Final results The Cadiz Carnival Trophy was concluded yesterday for the six Olympic single-hand classes and the Lasers 4.7 with two races.
Winner in the Lasers Radial was Emma Plasschaert BEL 5 points ahead of Evi Van Acker BEL. Another 5 points back was Maud Jayet SUI. Lui Silveira POR finished first in the Lasers Standard one point ahead of Filip Ciskiewicz POL.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, Ivan Pastor ESP stayed on top in front of Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI. No change in the RS:X women windsurfers with Stefania Elfutina RUS as first ahead of Emma Wilson GBR.
The final outcome in the Finns was very tight with Alican Kaynar TUR overtaking Deniss Karpak EST on the last day.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017   

Olympic Classes, Laser 4.7 - Carnival Trophy - Cadiz ESP - Day 3, Suitt USA 17th RS:X

 Olympic Classes, Laser 4.7 - Carnival Trophy - Cadiz ESP - Day 3, Suitt USA 17th RS:X All classes sailed three races each in light winds.
After a modest first day, Maud Jayet SUI won all three heats in her Group yesterday and moved up on rank 2 of the Open Lasers Radial, only one point behind Emma Plasschaert BEL. Leandre Garcia ESP, the best man, follows on rank 3, the Olympia medalists Evi Van Acker BEL and Alison Young GBR are on the ranks 4 and 5.
Ivan Pastor ESP won 4 of the 5 races in the RS:X men windsurfers so far. Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI advanced on rank 2 with a 7 points' backlog on the leader. Pedro Pascal Suitt USA is 17th. Stefania Elfutina RUS defended her first place in the RS:X women windsurfers ahead of Emma Wilson GBR.
Only one race could be completed in the Finn, where Deniss Karpak EST is the overall leader ahead of Alicar Kaynar TUR and Raffael Trujillo ESP.
The updated ranking list of the Lasers Standard has not yet been posted on the event website. Here all available results and the event website with pictures
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Wind- & Kitesurfing – Monday, February 27, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017   

Olympic Classes, Laser 4.7 - Carnival Trophy - Cadiz ESP - Day 2, Suitt USA 20th RS:X

 Olympic Classes, Laser 4.7 - Carnival Trophy - Cadiz ESP - Day 2, Suitt USA 20th RS:X Part of the Olympic Classes are busy with the Cadiz Carneval Trophy in the South of Spain. The Lasers have quite a good fleet racing. In the Lasers Standard (26 boats/8 nations), Rui Silveira POR is leading ahead of Filip Ciszkiewicz POL. With 114 participants from 10 nations, the Lasers Radial Open are the biggest fleet. Emma Plaeschart BEL is on top of the interim's rankings ahead of Roberto Bermudez de Castro ESP. In the RS:X men windsurfers, Ivan Pastor ESP is first at equal points wiht Pavel Tarnowski POL. Pedro Pascal Suitt USA is on rank 20. Stefania Elfutina RUS is on top of the RS:X women windsurfers.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Friday, February 3, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017   

Olympic Classes - World Ranking List - Januar 2017

 Olympic Classes - World Ranking List - Januar 2017 World Sailing has published the updated Olympic Classes World Rankings after the Miami Worldcup Regatta.
Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI is for the first time on the rank 1 of the RS:X men windsurfer rankings. New on top of the 49erFX are the Olympic Champions Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA. Change also on top of the 470 women, where Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen NED moved on rank 1 with their victory in Miami. A big jump from rank 16 to the first place made Philipp Buhl GER in the Lasers Standard. In all other classes, the leaders remain unchanged. Best ranked USA sailors are Stu McNay/David Hughes on the 3rd position of the 470 men.
The World Rankings.
Wind- & Kitesurfing – Thursday, February 2, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017   

Kite Boarding - King of the Air - Cape Town RSA - Day 3 - Live today

 Kite Boarding - King of the Air - Cape Town RSA - Day 3 -  Live today In Cape Town, the Kiteboarding high-flyers are holding the "Red Bull King of the Air" competitions. After two days with little wind, the forecast is excellent for high jumps today. The runs can be followed live on the Internet. Want to jump high ? Here how it looks like flying high. The video of Kevin Langeree.
The event website.
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