Francisco Birkner: nice haircut

Francisco Birkner and Linli Wu were the fastest windsurfers at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, held in China.

The Techno 293 windsurfing class showed its full potential in light easterly winds, as the competitions comes to a close in tactical mode.

Francisco Saubidet Birkner, from Argentina, overthrew Maxim Tokarev to claim the Boy's Techno 293 gold medal in the final duel. Both sailors jostled for position throughout the decisive race with the places going to and fro.


Dale Cook: massive jump followed by an incredible bailout

Dale Cook has pulled a massive windsurfing jump, followed by an incredible bailout at the Hatchery, on the Columbia River Gorge.

The conditions were epic. With wind gusting at 45 miles per hour (72.4 kilometers per hour) and the river flowing at 342,000 cubic feet per second, all windsurfers were having fun.

The swell allowed for wave sailing tricks, but Dale Cook was more into windsurfing jumps. And it happened when it had to happen. Cook found a ramp and got airborne.


Dennis Klaaijsen: the windsurfing marathonist

Dennis Klaaijsen has improved his world record for the longest non-stop 24-hour windsurfing marathon.

The Dutch windsurfer sailed 728 kilometers (393 nautical miles) around Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. Klaaijsen decided to start the challenge in the Grevelingen lake, just like he did last year.

Twelve months ago, Dennis Klaaijsen was able to sail 613.8 kilometers (331.4 nautical miles) to set a new Guinness World Record. This time he improved his own mark by more than 115 kilometers (62 nautical miles).

"Last year I made 630 kilometers in 24 hours, but I knew someone could do it. My closest competitor is an Australian with 550 kilometers. It is still a big difference," says Klaaijsen.

The 39-year-old windsurfer will now take a break from Guinness World Record attempts. "I am not planning to give it another try. Now the ball is in other's court."

Take a look at the best Guinness World Records in windsurfing.