Byron Kokkalanis: mind the buoy | Photo: ISAF

Byron Kokkalanis and Jiahui Wu have stolen the gold medals on offer at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao, held in China.

Aichen Wang or Max Oberemko? The only doubt in the medal race was to know who would keep silver and bronze, in the Men's RS:X competition. Kokkalanis had already sealed the deal.

Oberemko stayed at the front of the fleet but Wang was persistent and kept up with his pace. Oberemko edged away from Wang as the race played out but unfortunately for the Russian, Wang was also extending his advantage over third place.

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2014 Luderitz Speed Challenge: windsurfers are pressing kiteboarders | Photo: BeadlePhoto/Lexar

Windsurfers and kiteboarders keep pushing the limits at the 2014 Luderitz Speed Challenge, in Namibia. Four more records have been broken.

With winds speeds ranging between 25-30 knots, rider knew they could easily improve their personal and national records. The day's best performance belonged to Anders Bringdal, who topped with 50.3 knots.

Remo Diethelm smashed the previous Swiss record (47.0 knots), initially with 47.62 knots, and later run with 48.31 knots. He proved he can reach the 50 knots.

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World Ice and Snow Sailing Championship: where H2O is not liquid | Photo: WISSA

The 2015 World Ice and Snow Sailing Championship will be held in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA, between February 9th-14th.

The World Ice and Snow Sailing Association (WISSA) is taking the competition to North America. Fond du Lac is located on the shores of Lake Winnebago, one of the largest lakes in the USA.

The spot offers the ideal blend of ice and snow conditions for daytime races. The contest will crown the best sailors in three classes: Sleds (handheld windsurfing sails), Kites (skis and snowboards) and Wings (wings, kite wings and skate sails).

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