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RS:X Worlds - Gusty winds challenge windsurfers on day three

Windsurfers at the 2008 RS:X World Championships waited ashore with another postponement on day three of the regatta until a breeze filled from the south and racing started just before 2 o’clock. The local sailors lead with both Tom Ashley and Barbara Kendall topping the leader board going into the rest day. The men’s fleet were first on the water sailing race five of the eleven race series then making way for the women’s fleet to race. A second race for both men and women followed.

RS:X Olympic Class Windsurfing Worlds - day 3 interim

Variable conditions - variable results. Barbara Kendall records 2 and 2 in Blue Group while Allesandra Sensini takes a 3 in Yellow. Tom Ashley comes in 13 and 4 in the Mens Blue Group - more later

RS:X Olympic Class Windsurfing Worlds - day 2 roundup

Racing at the RS:X World Championships in Takapuna, New Zealand continued today with both the men and women sailing two races each. Conditions were excellent with a NNE breeze increasing through the afternoon and clear and sunny skies. The women’s fleet was first out, racing in the early afternoon in around 10 knots of wind. The men followed starting mid afternoon in a freshening breeze of around 15 knots.

Day two of RS:X World Windsurfing Championships - interim results

Tom Ashley 1,1 today, Barbara Kendall 4,1 - Hot!!! Full report later

Day one of RS:X World Windsurfing Championships

Racing at the RS:X World Championships got underway today at Takapuna Boating Club on Auckland’s North Shore. After a postponement due to light winds, racing started and two races were sailed in both the men’s and women’s fleets in a NNE breeze of around six to eight knots. With just two races to count the points table is tight at the top.

Practice race under sunny skies - RS:X Windsurfing

Weeks and months of organization and preparation for the 2008 RS:X World Championships were tested today as windsurfers took to the water for the first organized race of the regatta – the practice race.

The scheduled one o’clock start for the practice race was delayed slightly as race officials reset the start line after a slight change in wind direction. Generally conditions at Takapuna were excellent with a warm, sunny day and a constant eight knot breeze from the north east.

200 windsurfers from 48 countries

Despite being on the other side of the world for many competitors the 2008 RS:X World Championships at Takapuna Boating Club has attracted maximum entries including the best of the best. This is an Olympic year and consequently this World Championships is a ‘don’t miss’ regatta.

48 countries are represented at the event which starts on Sunday 13th January and runs through until Saturday 19th January.

Windsurfers count down to World Championships

200 of the worlds best windsurfers are in Auckland for the RS:X Olympic World Championships for 2008, set to start off Takapuna Beach this weekend. It is an all-important regatta for many Olympic hopefuls who have travelled from around the globe to compete in this deciding event.

RS:X Olympic Class Windsurfing Worlds Online Scoring System First

Wherever you are in the world, you will now be able to follow the racing as it happens during the 2008 RS:X World Championship. The championship will be scored on-line and provide minute by minute updates on progress. This is a first for any Olympic Class.

RS:X Olympic Class Windsurfing Worlds Media Briefing

What: Media Briefing
Where: Takapuna Boating Club, The Strand , Takapuna
When: 10.30am Thursday 10th January 2008

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