- 29 April 2009 | Windsurfing
After the first two events of the 2009 season (French Open and Belgium Open, both held in the south of France) the rankings have been updated with the latest results.
The world ranking is a "rolling" ranking system which includes all events from the past 12 months. A previous event is deleted as soon as the current years event finishes, or after 12 months latest.
Anders Bringdal gained the most from the participation in both events, as he did not score in 2008, and thus is ranked 2nd in the world now, just behind 2008 World Cup winner Cyril Moussilmani.
Valerie Ghibaudo is still leading the womens ranking, with another first place in the French Open event.
ISWC Overall Men
1. C. Moussilmani, FRA
2. A. Bringdal, SWE
3. B. Dunkerbeck, SUI
4. C. Bordes, FRA
5. D. Garrel, LUX
ISWC Overall Women
1. V. Ghibaudo, FRA
2. Z. Davis, GBR
3. M. Raisi, FRA
4. K. Jaggi, SUI
5. B. Hoefer, GER
ISWC Board Manufacturers Ranking
4. Carbon Art
ISWC Sail Manfacturers Ranking
1. North Sails
2. Loft Sails
3. KA Sails
5. Neil Pryde
ISWC Nations Ranking
IKA Overall Men
1. Alexandre Caizergues, FRA
2. Sylvain Hoceini, FRA
3. Rob Douglas, USA
4. Chris Prin-Guenon, FRA
5. Jerome Bila, FRA
IKA Overall Women
1. Charlotte Consorti, FRA
2. Sjoukje Bredenkamp, RSA
3. Melissa Gil, USA
4. Caroline Adrien, FRA
5. Jemma Grobbelaar, GBR
3. South Africa
4. Great Britain
- 29 April 2009 | Windsurfing
It is already a tradition that Estonian surfing season is starting with the Surf fair.
It really does not matter weather you are interested in getting started or surfing is your life style this is the place to be. Today's polluted world everybody should cherish the mother nature and find ways to think and act green.
We are doing it by organizing re-use fair for surfing gear. This is an open market where everybody can sell - buy or trade their surfing gear, participation of the fair is free.
Surfing fair will take place on 2nd of May in Tallinn at Pirita beach next to Hawaii Surf surfing club (address: Merivälja tee 1F). Fair opens for visitors at 12 o'clock.
Everybody who want to sell something should gather around 10 o'clock. Surf fair is organized by Estonian Windsurfing Association and will be full of interesting actions and chill.
The fair is opened until 16.00 All sun, sea and surf loving people will come together to celebrate the opening of the new season. The coolest after party will continue in club Bonbon at 23.00. Welcome!
The first competition in this season is Estonian Open Championship in Slalom that will take place between 9-10th of May.
- 28 April 2009 | Windsurfing
The UKWA National Championships 2009 begin at the Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy this Bank Holiday weekend... and what a way to spend a Bank Holiday!
Although we will have paid a small supplement of only £5.00 per day to compete at this venue, there is no better location in the UK for Course Racing. Weymouth, historically, has delivered great events for the UKWA and so - on our return after too many years away - we look forward to three days of action-packed racing.
About The Cup Series: The objective is to provide high quality Racing for the Techno OD 6.8 & 7.8, RS:X, Raceboard and Formula Fleets.
Racing will take place on a variety of courses depending on conditions. Whilst these events attract the top Course Racers from around the UK and abroad; if this is your first event, do not be deterred, you are most welcome. Make yourself known at the Race Office and we will not only welcome you, but we will make every effort to make your first event a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Series Scoring: The UK 2009 National Champion will be decided by the British Open Championship results at Weymouth on Oct 31st & Nov 1st (in conjunction with the RYA), plus your best 4 results out of the 5 Cup Series events.
Party: As this is the first event of the Cup Series there will be a Welcome Party on the Saturday night, upstairs in the Spinnaker Restaurant at the Sailing Academy. There will be a small entrance charge.
AGM: The UKWA AGM will be held in the main downstairs room of the Sailing Academy on Sunday evening, starting at 8.00pm.
Camping: As you enter the Sailing Academy, overnight camping is located in the large car park. Conveniently, kit can easily be carried to the rigging area and slipways just across the access road. Trailers can be left in the trailer park before parking. There is a small charge made by the Academy for overnight camping. Drinking water is available nearby.
Entry: Online pre-entry is the preferred method via the UKWA website www.ukwindsurfing.com - remember pre-entry closes after the Friday week before each event. Alternatively an entry form can be downloaded from the UKWA website and a cheque forwarded to the UKWA office (address at top of form), again to be received the Friday week before an event.