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- Team Core Kiteboarding wins the Water Kings 2016
Team Core Kiteboarding claimed the inaugural edition of the Water Kings, in Meia Praia Beach, Portugal.
The event organized by Guinness World Record holder Francisco Lufinha challenged 17 teams to compete in a multidiscipline water sports contest.
Sixty-two athletes battled for glory in a 12-hour kitesurfing, sailing, windsurfing and stand up paddleboarding marathon. In the end, Miguel Graça, Jorge Guimarães, Maro Silva, and Pedro Moura raised the trophy.
- NSW kiteboarders forced to wear lifejackets
The New South Wales kiteboarding community is surprised to hear that all riders will be forced to wear lifejackets (Level 50S or greater).
The Maritime Safety Regulations 2016 made several changes to the obligations of kiteboarders. As a result, and since July 1st, all kite enthusiasts must wear personal flotation devices while sailing in open waters.
Kiteboarding Australia, the sport's national governing body, says that the new regulation puts kitesurfers in danger for three main reasons.
- Axel Mazella starts building his dream in the KiteFoil GoldCup Italy
Axel Mazella is the grand winner of the KiteFoil GoldCup Italy 2016, held in Hang Loose Beach, Gizzeria.
The French kiteboarder, 18, snatched victory in an intense final day of competition. The event enjoyed winds in the 8-to-16 knots and attracted up to 62 kite foilers from 26 nations.
After taking an early lead, Mazella let his opponents gain ground. Maxime Nocher and Olly Bridge nearly stole the lead, but the young Frenchman ended up securing the narrowest margin - only one point.
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- The qualified RS:X windsurfers for Rio 2016
The final list of qualified RS:X sailors for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games features 36 male athletes and 26 female competitors.
The RS:X windsurfing event will kick off on the 8th August on the Pão de Açúcar race course. The man to beat is Dorian van Rijsselberge, who will defend his gold medal from London 2012. On the women's side, Marina Alabau will also try to revalidate her Olympic dream.
World Sailing decided to confirm the participation of two Russian sailors - Stefania Elfutina and Maksim Oberemko - following Richard McLaren's investigation report.
- Polish windsurfers shine in the new BIC Techno 293 Plus class
Marcin Urbanowicz and Karolina Lipi?ska have taken out the first edition of the BIC Techno 293 Plus European Championship, in Sopot, Poland.
Forty-six windsurfers from 13 nations competed in 15 races, including a marathon race and slalom. Techno 293 Plus is a brand new Youth Olympic windsurfing class, and all sailors proved it has a bright future ahead.
The windsurfing scene is currently dominated by the Polish armada and, once again, nothing changed. The Open Men and Women divisions were dominated by Urbanowicz and Lipi?ska in front of their home crowd.
- How to uphaul a windsurfing sail
Uphauling is part of the windsurfing game. The more you sail, the more you'll need to fine-tune your uphaul proficiency.
For example, if the wind is not strong enough to lift your sail while doing a waterstart, you need to uphaul to try and get things going. Problems can also occur in high wind conditions, or when wind gusts are very much unpredictable.
- Van Broeckhoven imposes his experience in Costa Teguise
Belgian windsurfing wizard Steven Van Broeckhoven has claimed the EFPT Lanzarote, in Costa Teguise, Canary Islands.
The second stop on the European Freestyle Pro Tour (EFPT) had powerful winds and exciting swell. Adrien Bosson won a single elimination, and Van Broeckhoven took out a double elimination.
The 2011 PWA Freestyle world champion landed a shaka flaka, pasko, shove-it spock 540 and air-bob counting on the way out and a double culo, air funnell 360, double burner and planing culo scoring on the way in. The judges were unanimous in their winning decision - 5:0 on the Belgian's favor.
- Victor Fernandez prevails in winds of 50 knots
Victor Fernandez and Daida Moreno have conquered the Gran Canaria PWA World Cup 2016, in Pozo Izquierdo, Canary Islands.
It has already been considered one of the windiest days ever in the history of the event. The Spanish competition had gusts of over 50 knots, and forced windsurfers to pick their smallest rigs.
As a result, all sailors touched the sky with their boards and sails. Fernandez, a top 3 finisher in Pozo Izquierdo since 2006, landed perfect double forwards, one of the biggest stalled forwards of the contest, and multiple goiters on the wave.
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