Julien Quentel prevails in the winds of Japan

Julien Quentel and Sarah-Quita Offringa have taken out the Fly! ANA PWA World Cup, in Japan.

The world's best slalom windsurfers returned to the Land of the Rising Sun for the first time in 24 years, and the fans were there to cheer them up.

This time, the hydrofoils were the weapon of choice in light wind conditions. Quentel, 30, pushed harder in the starts was aggressive around the marks - the strategy paid off.

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Boujmaa Guilloul wins the 2017 Morocco Spot X

Boujmaa Guilloul has taken out the 2017 Morocco Spot X, at Moulay, in Morocco.

The second stop on the International Windsurfing Tour saw some of the world's best wave sailors competing in the waves of Morocco's Atlantic coastline.

Moulay is a famous windsurfing reef break located 30 minutes north of Essaouira. The spot gets a side-shore wind that blows almost all year-round.

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Giard and Klepacka crowned 2017 RS:X European champions

Louis Giard and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka have been crowned the 2017 RS:X European Windsurfing champions, in Marseille, France.

The event attracted 265 senior and youth sailors, and the final day of races saw the new competition format take over - 12 windsurfers in the quarters, six riders in the semis, and three windsurfers in the final.

In the Senior Women's division, the ultimate six-minute race put Klepacka against Stefania Elfutina and Hei Man Chan.

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