China took all six podium places in the RS:X.
A strong northerly breeze met athletes at Sandringham Yacht Club for the final day and medal races of ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne. With gusts over 20 knots there were thrills and spills aplenty on the Stadium course as fans gathered on the Yacht Club balcony to enjoy the spectacle.
The RS:X men's fleet was dominated by the Chinese athletes with only one sailor in with a chance to challenge for a medal. That sailor was Patrick Vos from Australia who did all he could, taking the Medal Race win and the minimum points available. But the Chinese were too far ahead and a third place finish for Zhennan Fang was enough for him to hold on to the bronze medal. Chunzhuang Liu also did enough to protect his silver medal position.
The gold was safe in the hands of Chuankun Shi and he was thrilled after racing. "I feel so happy to have won here in Australia," said Shi. "I enjoy sailing here and I sailed well. The wind is great in Australia, so it makes for great sailing conditions, it's good fun."
The date of the 2014 RS:X South American Championships has been changed and the event will take place in December in Argentina. The venue will be announced early next year.
The event website for 2014 RS:X North American Championshipsis is already live and registration open. The Championships will be held between 20th-23rd February 2014 in Cancun, Mexico, and are one of the qualifiers for the 2015 Pan Am Games.
Oman's very successful annual International regatta Mussanah Race Week will take place between the 9th & 15th March 2014 at Al Mussanah Sports City, Oman.The event includes not only a 5 day racing schedule but provides two days free access to coaching from some of the worlds best sailors and professionals who have competed at the very highest levels in the sport. Mussanah Race Week will take place at the same venue as the 2013 Laser Standard Men's World Championship, Laser Masters World Championship & Laser Radial Youth World Championship. The venue has excellent facilities such as self catered apartments, full board hotel accommodation, boat charter, gym, marina and work shops. All these facilities will also be made available to individuals or teams wishing to arrive early and take advantage of Oman's perfect training conditions. The event website is now live www.mussanahraceweek.com with all the information about the 4th edition of this exciting regatta along with the facility to enter online and take advantage of the free entry, boat charter and discounted accommodation rates. In the meantime please find attached the event flyer, schedule and NOR.
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published an urgent change to rule B3.31 of the Racing Rules of Sailing. The change will be effective from 1 January 2014.
The urgent rule change was authorized during the ISAF Annual Conference in Oman as permitted by ISAF Regulation 28.1.2.
Click here to Download all changes and corrections made since the publication of the RRS 2013-2016.
The 2013 ISAF Council voted that all ten Rio 2016 Olympic events and equipment shall be included in the 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition. In short – Men and Women's RS:X windsurfing will be at the 2020 Olympic Games.
The Notice of Race for the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, the 44th version of the championship being held in Tavira, Portugal has been released.
With 10 races completed the 2013 RS:X Asian Championships has concluded on Sunday with gold and silver in each classification won by Hong Kong.
Although the top 3 sailors in each division kept their positions from the penultimate day, the last 2 races were not easy for neither of them. Top two men, youth men and youth women came to the final races with equal points, knowing that their victory will fully depend on avoiding any mistakes and winning over their rivals. In the battle victorious came the top ranking sailors Cheng Chun Leung Micheal (HKG 16) in men, Kikabhoy Rafeek (HKG 20) in youth men and Ngai Wai Yan (HKG 30) in youth women, who kept their leader positions and won the 2013 RS:X Champion titles.
8 Races are completed at 2013 RS:X Asian Championships in Stanley Main Beach Hong Kong. With only one day left the tension rises.
The deadline for sailors to request an entry to represent GBR at the 2014 ISAF Worlds Championships is 1st December 2013.
Late applications for entries will be accepted at the sole discretion of the RYA Olympic Steering Group.
If sailors wish to request an entry for the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, they should email firstname.lastname@example.org by the 1st December 2013.
Download the latest version of the RYA qualification document.
Almost 100 windsurfers from RS:X, Techno and Mistral classes has gathered in Stanley Main Beach, Hong Kong to take part in the 2013 Asian Windsurfing Championships, certainly one of the most prestigious windsurfing events in the region of Asia. Important officials from government sports departments and funding agencies honoured the opening ceremony showing its support for the Championships.
Santiago Grillo is leading the scoreboard at the Boliviaian Games held in Callao, Peru. Congratulations from the RSX Class to all South American sailors participating, as we look forward to an exciting next season in preperation for the Rio Olympic Games.
2013 ISAF Annual Conference took place between 9-16 November in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
Full details of all the decisions made at the ISAF Annual Conference will be published in the minutes of the meetings for the ISAF Council and all ISAF Committees, which will be published on the ISAF Meetings microsite at www.sailing.org/meetings in the coming weeks. Awaiting the minutes, here are some important decisions taken:
Congratulations to the winners! ...and may they soon join us in the RS:X.
Check out the final results here:
Italy victorious at the ENEL RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships: Mattia Camboni (men) and Marta Maggetti (women) are the new RS:X Youth World Champions: the silver went to Israel.
A perfect final at the Lega Navale Civitavecchia, with the 2013 Enel RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships ending with an Italian double win. Protagonists Mattia Camboni and Marta Maggetti, the new RS:X Class Youth World Champions.
In the men's class, the local athlete Camboni (ITA 88), administered an advantage of fiftheen points finishing the medal race behind the Russian Evgeny Ayvazyan (RUS 3), but ahead of Mayan Rafic (ISR 900), his closest competitor. The final results crown the Italian athlete as the king of the Under 19 fleet with only 21 points, 17 less than Rafic, who earned the silver with 38 points.
Mattia Camboni’s day went from great to fantastic after bringing in three wins from three races to give him the lead in this year’s RSX Youth World Windsurfing Championships. Hadar Heller from Israel extended her lead in the women's fleet over Italian Marta Maggetti. The Medal Races are scheduled for 9:30am on Saturday.
After stormy Thursday, Friday welcomed the sailors with grate weather conditions and delivered 3 successful races.
Video from Wednesday and Thursday - 2013 Enel RS:X Youth Worlds