Skip to Content


No Separating Dempsey And Van Rijsselberge As The RS:X Racing Gets Underway

The third day of the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta saw the start of the Men's and Women's RS:X and Nick Dempsey (GBR) and Dorian Van Rijsselberge (NED) are locked on three points apiece after they both recorded a bullet and second place finish.

RS:X windsurfers will be first away in Weymouth - 4 days to go

Jon-Paul Tobin and Natalia Kosinska will be the first of the NZL Sailing Team to start racing at the Weymouth and Portland 2011 International Regatta when competition gets underway for the RS:X windsurfers this Thursday, 4th August, in the UK. Tobin and Kosinska are two of the 13-strong sailing team at the Olympic venue for this significant regatta which puts everyone’s planning and preparation to the test just twelve months out from the 2012 Olympic Games.

J P Tobin has RS:X windsurfing gear stolen days out from Weymouth and Portland International Regatta

Top Dutch windsurfer Dorian Van Rijsselberge, New Zealand’s Jon-Paul (JP) Tobin and Canada’s Zac Plavsic say their idyllic stay in Weymouth ‘turned sour’ when thousands of pounds worth of unique kit was taken from a lock-up on Castle Cove Beach. The specialist pieces of one-design RS:X windsurf race kit are worth little to the average windsurfer but are ‘priceless’ to them – representing months of research to find the best possible equipment for speed. Dorian, 22, said: “It was my board, Zac’s rig, JP’s mast, fins and daggerboard.

J P Tobin to join 64 other RS:X sailors in Weymouth

Sixty five RS:X sailors will look to set an early marker one year ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition as they compete at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011, the London 2012 Olympic Test Event, from 31 July to 13 August.

Olympic windsurfing gold medallist Tom Ashley recovering after hip operation.

The Olympic championwould like be training on the English south coast in preparation for the 2011 Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, a series of races which serve as a pre-Olympic test event, starting on July 31.
Thanks to a touch of groin pain he first noticed four weeks ago on a training ride with his surgeon, and good friend, Mat Brick, he's not. Brick examined it, and Ashley was under the knife a week later. Ashley's femur was slightly the wrong shape and, because of that, was gradually beginning to wear away cartilage in his hip socket.
While Ashley is recovering, Jon-Paul Tobin, his sole rival for the slot available to New Zealand in the RS:X boardsailing regatta at the 2012 London Olympics, will be going hard off the Dorset coast.

Creditable finishes but no medals this time for youth RS:X windsurfing competitors from New Zealand

While the team missed out on the medals this year, four representatives finished top ten, and New Zealand was within the top third of finishers in six of the eight classes sailed in Zadar. New Zealand’s windsurfers – Georgia Schofield and Sven Pedersen – finished ninth and 13th respectively. Both will now return home, along with the majority of the team, and plan to move graduate to the Olympic class board.

Penultimate day in Croatia for Georgia and Sven in youth RS:X windsurfing

One race left for NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team in Croatia. Just one day, and one race remains in each class at the 41st Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2011 as the penultimate days wraps up and the regatta draws to a close in Zadar, Croatia. Girl’s board sailor Georgia Schofield remains in seventh out of 20 on the leader-board going into the final day of competition having placed twelfth and seventh last night. Sven Pedersen lies 13th in the boys fleet of 34.

Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship - both NZ RS:X sailors continue to improve

Georgia Schofield is in seventh place in the girl’s RS:X after a fifth and an eighth in racing on day five of the competition. Meanwhile Sven Pedersen did a good day's work with a 4th and a 12th in the male RS:X! Still sitting 13th overall with one more day of racing to go. Awesome effort - keep it up!

Day 4: Youth Team head into business end at Youth Worlds

The 2011 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team is set to resume competition tonight at the 41st Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2011 on in Zadar, Croatia. Georgia Schofield is now in seventh place after an 11th and an eighth overnight, while Sven Pedersen, representing New Zealand in the boy’s RS:X is in 14th place overall.

Day 3: NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team in Croatia, light winds mean RS:X sailors may miss day off to catch up.

With just one race possible for the windsurfers in Zadar Georgia Schofield finished seventh and retains her sixth place overall in the girl’s fleet after day three and will now front up to another day on the water with race organisers planning up to three races for both the girl’s and boy’s RS:X while everyone else has the day off. If stronger winds appear as forecast, this could really mix things up for the windsurfers who have sailed just four races to date.

Syndicate content

| DeepFried.TV - forums - news | - webcams - winds | wiNZurf - locations - archive |