Foil windsurfing will be a standalone PWA World Tour discipline in 2019

The Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) announced that the foil windsurfing will become a standalone discipline.

The new pro windsurfing division will be an autonomous entity alongside slalom, freestyle, and wave sailing.

According to the PWA World Tour officials, foiling will no longer be tied to slalom events from 2019 on. The new windsurfing discipline will also deliver the same prize money as its slalom counterpart.

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Omani windsurfer makes history for his country

In a historic landmark decision, Oman Sail revealed the name of the young sailor who will represent the Sultanate at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), in Argentina.

Mohammed Nabil Al Balushi will become the first ever sailor from Oman Sail to represent his country at the Youth Olympic Games, when he races in the Men's Windsurfing Techno 293+ class at the event in Buenos Aires.

The announcement - celebrated at Oman Sail's headquarters in Al Mouj Muscat - is a milestone for the organization as it approaches its 10th anniversary, marking a significant moment in its long-standing mission to secure qualification for the 2024 Olympic Games.

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Double gold medals for Netherlands at the 2018 Sailing World Championships

Dorian van Rijsselberghe and Lilian de Geus have taken out the RS:X division at the 2018 Sailing World Championships, held in Aarhus, Denmark.

The Dutch duo snatched the gold medals in the event that concluded sailing's first phase of Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification.

Double Olympic champion, van Rijsselberghe, had already won first place before the medal race. The 29-year-old windsurfer controlled his opponents during the 12 races and secured a fantastic result.

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Professional surfing is a highly competitive occupation. World title races are increasingly tight. And sometimes it all comes down to the wire.

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