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The British Sailing Team in the Olympic Classes is managed by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA)

BYM News - Thu 5 Oct 2017
The RYA is the national governing body for all forms of sailing, windsurfing, and powerboat racing, and is recognised by all government offices as being the negotiating body for the activities it represents. It continually fights for the rights ...

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

BYM News - Fri 29 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 ...

Benjamin Fabres steals the show at inaugural Matanzas Wave Classic

Surf Today Windsurfing - Thu 28 Sep 2017

Benjamin Fabres has taken out the inaugural Matanzas Wave Classic, held in the waves of Chile.

The penultimate event on the 2017 International Windsurfing Tour delivered logo-high wave sets on the second day of competition, allowing organizers to run the finals.

The superb conditions ignited the pro and amateur fleets. Athletes were invited to put their gear to the test in the waves of Matanzas beach, a place once visited by Sir Francis Drake.

China rules the 2017 RS:X World Championships

Surf Today Windsurfing - Wed 27 Sep 2017

Bing Ye has been crowned the 2017 RS:X world windsurfing champion, at Enoshima, Japan.

Forget the Polish, the Israeli, the Dutch and the Spanish. The Olympic windsurfing class is now in the hands of China, the new force to be reckoned in the RS:X world.

The Chinese sailors claimed five out of the six medals on offers at the 2017 RS:X World Championships. And they weren't even competing in home waters.

Robby Naish inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame

Surf Today Windsurfing - Tue 26 Sep 2017

Robby Naish, 54, has been inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF), at the New York Yacht Club, in Newport.

The windsurfing legend and seven other inductees were honored for the impact they have had in sailing. The National Sailing Hall of Fame has now enshrined 65 sailors.

Robert Staunton Naish was born on April 23, 1963, in La Jolla, San Diego, California. He started windsurfing at the age of 11 when his family moved to Oahu's Kailua, Hawaii.

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.

Video : Cape Town 2016 trip from Meikel Thies

MauiSails News - Mon 11 Apr 2016
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Video : 4-Batten sail rigging guide - Mutant (wave) and LocoPro (freestyle)

MauiSails News - Thu 7 Apr 2016
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Video : Wave Sails (5-batten) rigging and derigging guide

MauiSails News - Thu 7 Apr 2016
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Video : Epic - 3-batten wave sail - rigging guide

MauiSails News - Thu 7 Apr 2016
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February in Cape Town

MauiSails News - Wed 23 Mar 2016
Cape Town is extremely versatile so that it never gets boring.
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