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RS:X World Windsurfing Championships - Damage limitation on “Discard Day”

BYM News - Sun 24 Sep 2017
Day 4 of the RS:X World Championships being held in Enoshima, Japan saw tight racing in difficult and frustrating conditions. With the majority of sailors in the Gold Fleet picking up their worst result today, it was a serious ...

Sarah-Quita Offringa nominated for 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year

Surf Today Windsurfing - Fri 22 Sep 2017

She is one of the most successful professional windsurfers of all time. Sarah-Quita Offringa has been nominated for 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year.

Sarah-Quita Offringa was born on July 4, 1991, in Oranjestad, Aruba. She says she started windsurfing because she lives on an island surrounded by water and great winds.

Initially, Offringa didn't like it because "the equipment was quite heavy and as I was quite young. It was hard to get the sail out of the water."

Sarah-Quita Offringa wins 14th PWA World Tour title

Surf Today Windsurfing - Tue 19 Sep 2017

Antoine Albeau and Sarah-Quita Offringa have raced to victory in the 2017 Hvide Sande PWA World Cup, held in Denmark.

The French cannon continued his winning streak on the PWA Slalom World Tour, and with two events to go, he holds a small, yet manageable lead over Matteo Iachino.

Four consecutive bullets were enough for Albeau to celebrate his third back-to-back event year this season. Iachino won the last race but had to settle for runner-up.

Medal race line-up decided after second day of no racing at Opel Finn Gold Cup on Balaton

BYM News - Mon 18 Sep 2017
 The Finn Gold Cup is an extraordinary collective experience that is second to none in the Finn sailor’s calendar. It brings together sailors from across the world, and across the spectrum of experience and ability. It matches Olympic champions ...

Morisio and Zola raise the Italian flag in the waves of Pacasmayo

Surf Today Windsurfing - Tue 12 Sep 2017

Italian windsurfer Frederico Morisio will never forget the 2017 Pacasmayo Wave Classic, held in Peru.

The talented young PWA World Tour campaigner won his first ever windsurfing contest at the iconic Peruvian left-hand point break of Pacasmayo. And his job was not an easy one.

Morisio faced Russ Faurot, Yann Rifflet, and Morgan Noireaux in a 30-minute final. Rifflet unleashed a few aerial moves, and Faurot found long rides in which he applied smooth turns, but they eventually had to settle for the fourth and third places.

Guillermo Sfiligoy: the paraplegic adventurer that went windsurfing

Surf Today Windsurfing - Tue 12 Sep 2017

In 2008, Guillermo Sfiligoy suffered a near-fatal car accident. As a result, he spent ten days in a coma and became paraplegic.

Sfiligoy has always been passionate about the ocean, but his disability stopped him from doing some of the things that truly made him happy. 

But the day has come. With the help from professional windsurfer Diony Guadagnino, the Venezuelan architect and motivational speaker got back to the water.

How to windsurf in waves

Surf Today Windsurfing - Wed 6 Sep 2017

Wave sailing is one of the most challenging and thrilling disciplines in windsurfing. Learn how to get into a wave your windsurf gear.

Contrary to popular belief, windsurfing is a sport made for the waves. In fact, the wind and the waves are the DNA of windsurfing.

Windsurfing waves can be an exhausting experience, and it is not as easy as it sometimes looks, but if you're an intermediate sailor already with experience in medium-to-high, there's no reason why you shouldn't try and catch a wave.

Fog, Light Winds Kill First Two Days of World Championship

BYM News - Sun 3 Sep 2017
      Adidas Sailing Daily Show features the Dutch FX squad, new European Champions Tina Lutz and Susan Beucke, and preview from class manager, Ben Remocker Olympic Skiffs Sidelined in Portuguese Calms     Against All Odds For ...

Nice points jump for Facundo Olezza after U23 Finn Worlds opener

BYM News - Tue 29 Aug 2017
 The only young sailor at the U23 Finn World Championship in Balatonfured with Olympic experience, Facundo Olezza, from Argentina, made some sense of the chaotic wind conditions on the first day to build a 13 point margin after three very ...

Nice points jump for Facundo Olezza after U23 Finn Worlds opener

BYM News - Tue 29 Aug 2017
The only young sailor at the U23 Finn World Championship in Balatonfured with Olympic experience, Facundo Olezza, from Argentina, made some sense of the chaotic wind conditions on the first day to build a 13 point margin after three ...

Missing the 1980s? Here's a retro windsurfing party

Surf Today Windsurfing - Fri 25 Aug 2017

If you're a fan of the good old days, you'll love this retro windsurfing event. It's called "La Planche à Voile à la Papa."

Windsurfing has made a long way since the Windsurfer One Design époque. The boards, the sails, the gear and all side accessories became lighter and more functional.

Old school windsurfing was all about having fun and cruising across the water under sunny skies and gentle winds. Today, everything's different - we seek the highest jump, the raddest maneuver, and the fastest lap.

Noireaux finds the set wave at the 2017 Baja Desert Showdown

Surf Today Windsurfing - Tue 22 Aug 2017

Morgan Noireaux has taken out the 2017 Baja Desert Showdown, Punta San Carlos, in Mexico.

The fourth stop on the International Windsurfing Tour (IWT) had a wide variety of favorable wind and wave conditions and attracted sailors from 14 nations.

The 30-minute finals got underway in calmer seas, and with less consistent set waves. In the women's division, Annamaria Zollet found and rode the biggest waves and stole the show.

How to read wind direction

Surf Today Windsurfing - Tue 22 Aug 2017

Reading the wind and putting it into words can be especially confusing. Learn how to convert wind directions in degrees to compass directions, and check out their corresponding official abbreviations.

How do you read wind direction? Which direction is SSW? Which direction is 0 degrees - north or south? All you need is a Rose of the Winds and a good memory.

The first thing we need to know is that wind direction is reported as the orientation from where the wind is blowing. For instance, if it's coming out of the southeast and blowing towards the northwest, it is a southeast wind.

Windfinder introduces interactive weather forecast maps

Surf Today Windsurfing - Fri 18 Aug 2017

Windfinder, an online wind and wave forecast service, announced the introduction of interactive weather maps on its website and mobile apps.

The company headquartered in Kiel, Germany, wants to make it easy for users to check wind direction, wind speed, and air temperature, and other weather variables in their favorite spots.

With the new intuitive presentation, which finds the windiest and best locations for sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing, Windfinder will directly compete with online marine forecast solutions like Windy.com.

Last Yachting New Zealand Dramatic finish to world champs test event

BYM News - Wed 16 Aug 2017
  Aarhus offers taste of Championships to come It is a truth universally acknowledged in the boat park, that while some classes are talking tech or weather, the windsurfers are finding out where to eat and chill out. But ...

Blind tenor Andrea Bocelli goes windsurfing

Surf Today Windsurfing - Wed 16 Aug 2017

Classical tenor Andrea Bocelli spent his summer holidays windsurfing in Elba Island, in Italy.

The singer is blind since the age of 12, but he has always been quite active when it comes to sports. Bocelli enjoys rollerblading, skiing, and horseback riding.

This time, the man who sold more than 80 million records decided to give windsurfing a go in the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Facts about the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus Denmark 2018:

BYM News - Tue 15 Aug 2017
Held every four years, the Sailing World Championships is one of the biggest global sailing event in the world and the principal qualification event for the Olympic sailing competition. Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus Denmark 2018 will include all ...

Aarhus offers taste of Championships to come

BYM News - Tue 15 Aug 2017
It is a truth universally acknowledged in the boat park, that while some classes are talking tech or weather, the windsurfers are finding out where to eat and chill out. But when it is competition time they are as ...

Tenerife PWA World Cup

BYM News - Mon 14 Aug 2017
 Windsurfing as Good as it Gets See's Philip Köster Tame Tenerife’s Howling Wind & Waves While Women’s Single Reaches Anti-Climactic End​

How to do a vulcan in windsurfing

Surf Today Windsurfing - Fri 11 Aug 2017

The vulcan is a fundamental maneuver in modern freestyle windsurfing. After mastering it, you'll be ready to learn many new moves.

The history of windsurfing tells us that the vulcan, invented in the 1990s by Josh Stone, is the trick that paved the way for the freestyle revolution.

In other words, the vulcan is nothing more than a maneuver in which you jump, turn the board 180 degrees, get around to the other side of the boom, slide backward and stop.

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