Henry Negrin: from Cuba to Florida on a windsurfer | Still: WSVN

A Cuban windsurfer has successfully crossed the Straits of Florida, between Cuba and the United States of America.

Henry Vergara Negrin, 24, left Jibacoa, near Havana, and reached Key West, Florida, in nine and half hours. The total distance is of 105 miles (170 kilometers).

The Cuban sailor was only carrying a water bottle and a picture of his girlfriend. "In those minutes, in those hours, you cannot get tired. You have to be very strong," Negrin told.

Read more...

Red Bull Storm Chase: Dany Bruch likes it higher

Kerry (Ireland), Marrawah (Tasmania), and Cornwall (United Kingdom). The Red Bull Storm Chase 2013/2014 saw the world's best extreme sailors testing the power of Nature.

It has been hailed the ultimate windsurfing challenge. Thomas Traversa, Marcilio Browne, Leon Jamaer, and Dany Bruch fought for the final glory under hurricane-force winds and double mast-high waves.

The final of the Red Bull Storm Chase 2013/2014 was just one third of the journey. After three fat storms, ten sailors, and the entire planet as a stage, there are plenty of images to be shown.

Read more...

RS:X Windsurfing: an Olympic adventure

All RS:X windsurfers dreaming of competing in Rio 2016 can already check the qualification system for the Olympic Games.


The Olympic Sailing Qualification has been published. The regatta venue is Marina da Glória, and all races will be run inside and outside the Guanabara Bay.

The RS:X division will be comprised of 36 males and 26 female windsurfers. Up to 380 athletes will be competing across 10 events.

Read more...