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Posted On:  21/05/2017 09:17:39

Gizycko was the home to 55 competitors from 12 countries during the Raceboard Masters World Championships. The largest town in the region, located at the very heart of the Great Masurian Lake District welcomed the sailors with beautiful sunny weather, but weak wind prevailed in all 9 races sailed on lake Niegocin.......( more )

Posted On:  20/05/2017 15:35:40

The competitors and race committee were looking forward to today for many days now, but the day turned out to be trickier than expected. After the skippers' meeting the race committee postponed the start for a little while but soon racing was ready to start. ......( more )

Posted On:  19/05/2017 08:38:26

55 windsurfers started off the day by looking at a totally flat, sun bathed, lake in Gizycko with the wind speed averaging at around 3kts. Although the forecast was not optimistic everybody was prepared for the wait and the race committee was eager to start racing as soon as conditions improved. ......( more )

Posted On:  18/05/2017 10:37:28

The 6th edition of the International Kalisz Windsurfing Regatta takes place once again this year 2-4 June 2017 on Lake Szale. Much more then just a windsurfing event, there will be plenty of entertainment on the beach and lots of prizes for participants. View the trailer for a taste of what's to come.

Posted On:  16/05/2017 19:43:50

"Lake sailing is very tricky, a lot of changes in the whole fleet, so I think it will be most important to sail consistently somewhere in the front," said defending Champion Patrik Pollak.  "As for today the first two starts were fine, but the last one not so good. I made all the wrong decisions, managed to finish 10th, but I'm not really happy with that," he added.......( more )

Posted On:  16/05/2017 08:31:24

Day zero, as we like to call it here at the Masters in Gizycko Poland, gave a chance for some of the sailors to go out and practice, others just chilled around the host club Ekomarina.......( more )

Posted On:  12/05/2017 14:55:52

Surfclub Domasa on the East Slovakian Lake Domasa hosted over the weekend the biggest windsurfing regatta in Slovakia in recent years with 48 competitors from 5 countries in Raceboard and BIC techno class.......( more )

Posted On:  19/04/2017 10:50:04

46 competitors from 12 countries have so far registered for the Raceboard Masters in Poland. The regatta will take place between the 15th and the 20th of May and will be held in Gizycko.......( more )

Posted On:  07/04/2017 18:36:44

With just one week to go till the end of the early bird discount for the Raceboard Masters in Gizycko, Poland - now is the best time to register for the event.......( more )

2017 Phantom Distributor Price
Posted On:  15/03/2017 14:00:30

Starboard will be supporting the Raceboard Class in 2017 by announcing a new lower price for their championship winning board - the Phantom 377 ( L) Race.
 
Purchase your new board through your distributor at the price of 2,700 euro (inclusive of taxes).
 
Check out details of the full range for 2017
 

Posted On:  17/02/2017 14:36:21

Club Nautic Salou is looking forward to hosting the 2017 Raceboard World Championships in Tarragona, Spain from 2nd to 7th July. CNS is the home spot of  Toni Colomar Torres who took second place on the podium at last year's European Championships in France.......( more )

Posted On:  19/12/2016 09:18:26

Packed with action and fun shots from all over the world, this FREE calendar produced by Patrik Pollak is available to download now

Posted On:  26/11/2016 11:28:03

With 10 bullets in the 15 race World Championship series, Ivan Pastor, the Spanish Olympian, took the 2016 Raceboard World title and the gold medal.  On receiving his title he offered "Congratulations to the organisation for this amazing championship and thanks to all the competitors."......( more )

Posted On:  24/11/2016 10:54:41

Testing conditions for many in the fleet, indeed "Damn windy conditions for race 11. Plenty of action to be seen!"   Three more races were completed, leaving two further races to round off the final day of the championships.......( more )

Posted On:  23/11/2016 21:43:21

Three races completed on day 3 of competition at the 2016 Slake Raceboard World Championships in Manly, Brisbane. 

Ivan Pasteur, Spain, made up for yesterday's drop in form to win all 3 races and to extend his lead over close rival Max Wojcik, Poland.  The "Crazy Spanish" is back in control. ......( more )
Posted On:  22/11/2016 17:44:42

One first and two second places in today's 4 races brought reigning World Champion Max Wojcik, from Poland, to within 2 points of Ivan Pastor, from Spain.  ......( more )

Posted On:  21/11/2016 20:18:51

Three wins from three races puts Ivan Pastor (ESP-7) at the top of the overall rankings at the 2016 Slake Raceboard World Championships hosted by the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, in Manly, Brisbane.  Ivan must be hoping to win his 3rd Raceboard World Title - last taking the honour in Blanes, Spain, 2014.......( more )

Posted On:  20/11/2016 15:37:03

The Raceboard class has brought its most prestigious event to the shores of Queensland, Australia, for the first time.  Australia has for many years laid claim to one of the largest national Raceboard fleets in the world and its members are regular travellers to Europe to take part in the annual Class World Championships.......( more )

Posted On:  29/09/2016 11:23:10

The Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the International Raceboard Class Association held on 26th August 2016 have now been published.

Posted On:  28/08/2016 08:12:05

The Raceboard and Division II European Championships have concluded in Brest, France with 90 competitors from 15 countries having entered the event. The biggest fleet was the Raceboard Men, but most importantly it was very good to see a strong Youth representation at the event. A sign that Raceboard can be attractive to sailors of all ages.......( more )

Posted On:  27/08/2016 07:57:22

All sailors were keen to get on the water today as the forecast showed sunny weather and wind from the early morning.  A welcome change after the disappointment of having no wind on the previous day.  The race committee planned 4 races and the first warning signal was set for 10:00. ......( more )

Posted On:  24/08/2016 08:44:26

90 competitors from 15 countries have entered the European Windsurfing Festival in Brest, with the biggest fleet being the Raceboard Men. The sailors are definitely looking forward to a great week of racing ......( more )

Posted On:  20/08/2016 14:13:08

Monday 22 August sees the start of the European Raceboard Championships 2016. Organised by Crocodiles de L'Elorn Brest still in the euphoria of the Olympic medals in sailing in Rio, this event promises to be a success judging by the number of pre-entries. ......( more )

Raceboard AGM Agenda Published
Posted On:  12/08/2016 15:32:52

The AGENDA for the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the International Raceboard Class Association on Friday 26th August 2016 in Brest, Brittany, France has been published.

2016 Baltic Challenge Cup
Posted On:  27/07/2016 12:58:45

The 2016 Baltic Challenge Cup for Techno 293 RS:X and Raceboard Youth & Masters will take place on Lake Kisezers, Riga, Latvia from 26th to 28th August.  All competitors can expect a great atmosphere and the first 5 foreign competitors to register by 10th August will get a free hotel accommodation. Register by Aug15th - registration fee is lower :)  Notice of Race

Raceboard Annual General Meeting 2016
Posted On:  18/07/2016 07:53:30

The AGM of the Raceboard Class will take place on the evening of 26th August in Brest, Brittany.
Agenda

Posted On:  08/06/2016 11:50:15

CORK is excited to announce that registration is now open for CORK International, Sail Canada Youth and Senior Board Championships and Raceboard North Americans.  This Regatta will be hosted by CORK in cooperation with Sail Canada and the International Windsurfing Association.......( more )

Posted On:  04/06/2016 19:35:16

It was Slovakia's Patrik Pollak and the local Vita Matis, who triumphed in the 2016 Racboard Masters World Championships held on Kizezers lake in Riga, Latvia.

Light wind and sun dominated all 15 races, which were held during the 5 days of racing with only the final day providing wind speed of 20 plus knots.

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Posted On:  14/05/2016 18:53:05

Coming up on 3rd to 5th June 2016, don't miss the Major of Kalisz Cup taking place in Szale, Kalisz, Poland.  Maybe a small lake but definitely a big festival type of event with a 100 + boards racing watched by 15,000 spectators during the day on the beach.  ......( more )

Posted On:  14/05/2016 12:45:58

Last weekend, 7th and 8th May, Lake Domasa in East Slovakia hosted the first Supercup event of the 2016 season. 33 competitors from Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia sailed 7 races in 2 days. ......( more )

Posted On:  12/04/2016 13:02:35

The first Raceboard World Championship of 2016 will start at the end of May for Masters on Kizezers Lake, Riga, Latvia.  Get your entries in now to benefit from the early entry discount available only until the end of this month.......( more )

Posted On:  05/02/2016 13:00:38

Kizezers Lake, in Riga, Latvia, will be the host venue for the 2016 Raceboard Masters World Championship. Scheduled to take place from 31st May to 4th June the event includes the Riga Cup for RS:X and Techno 293 racers.......( more )

Posted On:  12/12/2015 12:36:47

For some, on this final competition day, it was a tense wait as the postponement flag fluttered under cloudy skies in anticipation of afternoon wind which eventually  provided good conditions for three races, making a total of 13 in all for the championship.......( more )

Posted On:  09/12/2015 12:34:54

The biggest fleet for a long time contested the 2015/16 Boardcrazy Australian Raceboard Titles at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron from 27-29 November.  In what looks like a resurgence in Raceboarding ahead of the November 2016 Worlds at the same venue in Brisbane, 41 competitors battled it out in a range of conditions.......( more )

Posted On:  05/12/2015 12:45:40

35 competitors from 7 nations completed registration at the 2015 South American Windsurfing Championships taking place in Paracus, Peru.

It is great news to see racers from 5 South American countries - Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Peru and Venezuela - being joined in Paracus by representatives from the Netherlands and USA.......( more )
Posted On:  19/09/2015 18:42:03

This year's Raceboard European Championships were hosted by the Andalucian Sailing Federation Centre, Puerto Sherry, in the beautiful Spanish city of El Puerto de Santa Maria. The 41 sailors from 10 countries could enjoy some of the best sailing conditions the place has to offer, ......( more )

Posted On:  19/09/2015 10:28:49

Conditions play a vital role in windsurfing and anybody, who has ever raced knows that waiting is part of the game. Today was one of those days. The forecast showed the wind dropping and the Race Committee led by Luky Serrano decided to start the races with no delay. ......( more )

Posted On:  17/09/2015 17:15:32

We're set for some exciting racing to the very end. The ladies are fighting hard and despite the small fleet of just 7 sailors, the podium places have not yet been secured. We've got a Youth, Senior, Grand Master and Veteran in the top 4. It's great to see the Youth fighting with Veteran sailors as equals. The more experienced ladies often come on top of this confrontation, just like today ......( more )

Posted On:  16/09/2015 19:26:20

As the forecast predicted that the wind will only build in strength today the Race Committee made a decision not to delay the starts and set out as scheduled. The day showed that the forecast proved correct, with wind speed building from 16 to around 20 kts during the racing and even more as the day went on.......( more )

Posted On:  15/09/2015 17:55:49

Strength not only in numbers from the French team with Nicolas Huguet winning all three races on the first day of the European Championships. The wins did not come easy though, the races were close and as Nicolas said, "You can never be comfortable." The Spanish Toni Colomar Torres was always close behind, even leading in the first race, he finished with two second places and a third. Third in the overall classification is Alejandro Buchau from Club de Surf Formentera. ......( more )
Posted On:  14/09/2015 20:22:29

A total of 41 competitors from 10 countries will take part in the Raceboard European Championships at the Andalucian Sailing Federation Centre, Puerto Sherry. 7 women and 34 men competing for the titles. ......( more )

Posted On:  12/09/2015 10:22:28

The Andalucian Sailing Federation Centre is ready for a week packed of exciting Raceboard racing and so are the windsurfers that have travelled to El Puerto de Santa Maria from all over Europe.......( more )

Posted On:  05/09/2015 21:28:27

Raceboard events are unique in many senses and the European Championship held at the Andalucian Sailing Federation Centre, Puerto Sherry, in the beautiful Spanish city of El Puerto de Santa Maria will not be an exception. The one thing that makes these regattas special is families.......( more )

Posted On:  30/08/2015 19:41:55

In just over two weeks, from the 13th to 19th of September, the bay of Cadiz, which is best known for international regattas like the Andalusian Olympic Week and the New Years Race, will welcome Raceboard sailors from all around the continent.......( more )

Posted On:  25/08/2015 15:47:07

Three great days, 65 athletes from three Baltic countries and more wind than expected in lake Kisezers.......( more )

2015 Baltic Challenge Cup .. enter now
Posted On:  15/08/2015 10:49:08

Kisezers Lake, Riga, from 21st to 23rd August
Notice of Race
Event Website
Enter Now
Venue for the 2016 Raceboard Masters World Championships

Posted On:  22/07/2015 19:04:34

Liepaja will be hosting the Formula Windsurfing European Cup and Baltic Cup Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Regatta this weekend.  Over three days from Friday to Sunday, the Latvian NeilPryde Baltic Cup will be held at Liepaja beach on the Baltic Sea coast, Latvia with competitors from Techno 293, RS:X, Formula Windsurfing, Raceboard and Formula Kite classes.......( more )

AGM Minutes published - Paul Leone re-elected Chairman
Posted On:  04/07/2015 16:01:10

The minutes of the 2015 Raceboard Annual General Meeting are now published.  It was an election year and the outgoing committee were unanimously re-elected to serve a further 2 year term.  The committee have also re-elected Paul Leone to serve as class Chairman.

Posted On:  15/06/2015 13:25:19

Rain and low wind on Tallinn Bay did not allow any races to be held on the last day of the Estonian NeilPryde Baltic Cup, so the final results for Formulas, Formula Kites, Raceboards and Techno 293's came down to the strong wind races of Friday, and for the Raceboards and Techno 293's also the low wind races of Saturday.......( more )

Posted On:  13/06/2015 21:18:13

Only two races were  possible today - but it was two more than expected with the forecast given.  However it was a long wait ashore before the Race Officer, Eva Jodkowska, felt conditions had improved sufficiently to bring the sailors out on the race course.  ......( more )

Posted On:  12/06/2015 20:46:53

Against the predicted forecast 3 races in good winds were achieved today and it was a mixed bag of results at the end of racing.  The day started off with 10 knots, it was sunny and a balmy 20 degrees Celsius.......( more )

Posted On:  11/06/2015 21:44:47

What a day in Sopot! 12 knots greeted competitors, it was warm and sunny and another brilliant race day with three bullets for Max!  2 back to back course races followed, after a break ashore, by one marathon race was scheduled and the plan worked perfectly.......( more )

Posted On:  10/06/2015 17:51:32

Competitors were greeted with 6-8 knots of wind over quite strong waves but both the men's and women's fleets got away with clear starts.  As the wind steadily built to 10 knots over the course area, Latvian Ilona Grinberga was determined to maintain her clean record  ......( more )

Posted On:  09/06/2015 20:44:25

3 back to back races completed on day one, sunny with north-easterly wind around 9/10 knots for race 1, building to 14/15 knots during the afternoon, great racing and no protests!  It doesn't get better than that! ......( more )

Agenda Published for Annual General Meeting
Posted On:  24/05/2015 08:35:25

The Annual General Meeting of the International Raceboard Class Association will be held on Thursday 11th June in Sopot, Poland during the Raceboard World Championships.  Agenda here

Posted On:  13/05/2015 17:55:11

The first ever Supercup - after a year of planning "it's finally alive"!

The Supercup Series has been created to make a platform for racing between club level and continental & world championship level.  ......( more )

Posted On:  01/05/2015 20:28:11

The AGM of the Raceboard Class will take place on Thursday 11th June in Sopot, Poland, during the 2015 World Championships.  The exact time and place shall be published on the Official Notice Board at the event.  ......( more )

Posted On:  22/04/2015 20:27:41

Don't miss the Naoned Race that will take place 8-10 May in Nantes (France), more accurately in Suce sur Erdre on Mazerolles lake.......( more )

Posted On:  11/02/2015 16:10:28

In the spring of 2012 the article published below appeared in Volume 22, Issue 2, of "Masters Matters", the journal of the Canadian Masters Windsurfing Association (CMWA).  A small group of enthusiasts came together to restart the windsurfing class they had loved, and they found out they were not alone ... ......( more )

Posted On:  27/01/2015 12:24:35

The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Limited hosted the 2015 Boardcrazy Australian Raceboard Titles and Oceanic Championships on behalf of Windsurfing Queensland from 24th to 26th January in Manly, Brisbane.......( more )

Posted On:  03/01/2015 18:47:24

Three races for the Raceboard Fleet on the final day of the 2014 African Championships in Bejaia. Three separate race winners but there was no beating Kheireddine Boussaha (ALG-11) for the championship title.......( more )

Posted On:  03/01/2015 14:36:06

RS:X and T293 competitors completed 2 races whilst the Raceboard fleet completed one outside the harbour this morning in 15 plus knots of wind and it was cold! After a break, conditions in the afternoon became very shifty both in force and direction. ......( more )

Posted On:  01/01/2015 22:17:53

After days of rain and cold, the sun brightened the skies and enabled two races each for RS:X and Raceboard fleets and three races for the Techno 293 competitors.......( more )

Posted On:  01/01/2015 11:15:07

The race committee set a small course inside the harbour to take advantage of the conditions and competitors set out under chilly grey skies. Two good races were completed for Techno 293, Raceboard and RS:X.......( more )

Posted On:  30/12/2014 18:25:34

Photos of the opening day in the rain and the cold characterise the beginning of the 2014 African Windsurfing Championships for Techno 293, RS:X and Raceboard Classes taking place in Bejaia, 28th December to 4th January. ......( more )

Posted On:  01/12/2014 07:42:48

In the ninth edition of the Grand Prix of Argentina, Fernando Consorte took first place in the Raceboard class.  ......( more )

Posted On:  25/11/2014 11:47:56

The 2015 Board Crazy Australian Raceboard and Oceanic Championships will be held at RQYS in Manly, Queensland from 24th to 26th January 2015, the Australia Day long weekend. This is the first time such a Raceboard event has been held in Queensland for a long time and promises to be a great experience. ......( more )

Posted On:  23/10/2014 17:10:43

The Federation Algerienne de Voile (FAV) will host its first windsurfing African Championships from 28th December to 4th January in Bejaia. ......( more )

Posted On:  28/09/2014 08:15:51

Drama and excitement prevailed over the final two days of the Raceboard World Championships in Blanes.  Ivan Pastor (ESP-7), dominating the final series of races by taking the bullet each time ahead of defending champion, Maksymillian Wojcik (POL-7), was forced to retire from the third race of the penultimate day with a broken boom.  ......( more )

Posted On:  25/09/2014 21:09:43

Spaniard Ivan Pastor (ESP-7) and defending World Champion, Maksymilian Wojcik (POL-7), battled head to head off the same start line today as the men's division was re-grouped into Gold and Silver Flights. ......( more )

Posted On:  24/09/2014 21:49:31

An easterly wind of 8-16 knots brought perfect conditions for the maximum allowable four races on day two of the Raceboard World Championships, making a total of seven races in the qualifying round.  ......( more )

Posted On:  23/09/2014 19:41:13

Current Raceboard World Champion, Max Wojcik from Poland, Olympian Ivan Pastor from Spain and Ilona Grinberga from Latvia have each taken all three bullets in their respective fleets today, and all have ended day one with a four point lead over their nearest rivals.......( more )

Posted On:  22/09/2014 16:54:15

One hundred sailors from four continents pre-entered for this World Championship and registration has been open today for late entries. For several days now many participants have been arriving early and testing the waters of Blanes. ......( more )

Final Countdown to the Raceboard Worlds
Posted On:  16/09/2014 12:22:52

Just one week until the Raceboard World Championships kicks off and 100 competitors from 16 countries have signed up. On-line entry will close on Wednesday but cash entries will be taken on site on Monday 22nd from 10.00 to 17.00

AGM Agenda
Posted On:  16/09/2014 12:21:24

The agenda and supporting papers for the annual general meeting of the Raceboard Class to be held on Thursday 25 September at Club de Vela Blanes at 20.00 is available here

Posted On:  05/09/2014 18:00:05

Just a little over two weeks to the Raceboard World Championships to be held in Blanes, the Gateway to the Costa Brava, where excellent wind conditions are predicted. ......( more )

Posted On:  26/08/2014 10:06:46

70 riders from 4 countries came to Windsurfing Club 360 to participate in 2014 Baltic Challenge Cup. Three racing days, 8 races for Raceboard, 7 races for Techno293 and 5 races for kids 3,5 group. ......( more )

Posted On:  22/08/2014 18:07:40

Twice Raceboard World Champion, Max Wojcik POL-7, is hoping to retain his title for the third year running at Club de Vela Blanes next month.  He thrashed the competition in the Czech Republic last year ......( more )

Posted On:  22/08/2014 17:36:14

Just three days left to claim your 30 euro early entry discount for the Raceboard World Championship at Club Vela Blanes on the Costa Brava from 22 to 27 September! ......( more )

Posted On:  10/08/2014 10:46:17

Competitors are reminded that they have until August 25th to claim their early entry fee discount for the upcoming Raceboard World Championship at Club Vela Blanes on the Costa Brava from 22 to 27 September.......( more )

Posted On:  21/06/2014 14:16:43

Pawel Gardasiewicz (POL-102) takes the title of 2014 Raceboard European Men's Champion, 11 points clear of his tough rival Maksymilian Wojcik (POL-7) with Patrik Pollak (SVK-1) just three points behind in third place.......( more )

Posted On:  19/06/2014 14:16:52

Pawel Gardasiewicz, who took the bullet in every race to claim the Masters World Champion title at Windsurfing Marina Julia, Italy in June last year, was on fire today and has claimed the top spot on the leaderboard.  ......( more )

Posted On:  18/06/2014 14:31:51

Beautiful sunny skies greeted competitors on the second day of racing at the Ergo Hestia Raceboard European Championships in Sopot, Poland.  It was windy too but rather gusty.......( more )

Posted On:  17/06/2014 18:06:22

Three races heralded the start of the 2014 "ERGO HESTIA" Raceboard European Championships taking place in Sopot, Poland.  World Champion, Max Wojcik, racing on home turf, started as he means to continue with two firsts.  ......( more )

Posted On:  17/06/2014 15:27:45

Recall that in last year's World Championships played in the Czech Republic, after summarizing the results of the penultimate day, Patrick Pollak and Max Wojcik have the same number of points. ......( more )

Posted On:  08/04/2014 20:03:03

The Notice of Race is now available for the 2014 Raceboard World Championships.  This event hosted by Club Vela Blanes, near Girona in Catalonia, Spain, will take place from 22nd to 27th September.......( more )

Posted On:  31/03/2014 10:41:29

Martin Berardo (ARG-7) retains the title of South American Raceboard Champion, Fernando Consorte (ARG-355) pips Andres Anderson (ARG-119) to the silver post by just one point. ......( more )

Posted On:  29/03/2014 09:37:17

One thing is absolutely certain, Martin Berardo will retain the South American Raceboard Champion title, totally untouchable, having won all 12 races so far in this championship.  Another certainty......( more )

Posted On:  28/03/2014 10:21:27

When the sky is blue the wind starts blowing over Lake Potrerillos.  The sailors have had 5 races over two light wind days and now 15-22 knots is expected for the remainder of the Championships - a perfect combination to suit everyone and everyone has a chance to win . . . or so you might think!......( more )

Posted On:  27/03/2014 10:57:37

Three races completed in similar conditions to the day before has resulted in little change on the leaderboard.  Argentinian Martin Berardo has taken the bullet for every race so far and has a good 4 point lead over second placed Andres Anderson. ......( more )

Posted On:  26/03/2014 10:50:03

An unusually chilly start under grey skies for the South American Championships taking place on the beautiful waters of Lake Potrerillos, Mendoza.   ......( more )

Posted On:  31/01/2014 11:29:54

After what turned out to be a fantastic and varied 13 races over four days of racing 24th to 27th January at the Georges River Sailing Club, competitors were well and truly fatigued.......( more )

Hybrid Division added to South American Raceboard Championships
Posted On:  11/01/2014 16:17:00

The Notice of Race for the 2014 RACEBOARD SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS has been amended to include a "Hybrid Division" The Raceboard Championships are taking place 25th to 29th March 2014 at Lake Potrerillos, Mendoza, Argentina, alongside the Techno 293 Championships. 

Posted On:  16/12/2013 21:54:53

The location for the 2014 Raceboard Oceanic Championships is back on Botany Bay in Sydney. One of the glamour locations for Sydney windsurfing and suitable in all directions of wind; this is one of Australia's premier racing locations. ......( more )

Navin Singsart wins 2013 Phuket Kings Cup
Posted On:  10/12/2013 15:17:48

The 2013 Phuket King's Cup Regatta began on December 1st with an official opening ceremony and a couple of races for the mono-hulls, multi-hulls, keel-boats and dinghies. But then it was time for the Phantom 295 to take centre stage! Navin Singsart grabbed a very deserved overall win with five 1st places and two 2nd places. Read the full report on Starboard.com

ISAF Publish Change To The Racing Rules of Sailing
Posted On:  07/12/2013 19:47:19

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published an urgent change to rule B3.31 of the Racing Rules of Sailing. The change will be effective from 1 January 2014.  The urgent rule change was authorized during the ISAF Annual Conference in Oman as permitted by ISAF Regulation 28.1.2. 

Click here to download all changes and corrections made since the publication of the RRS 2013-2016.

Posted On:  08/10/2013 12:37:55

The 2014 South Americans for Raceboard and Techno 293 classes will be hosted on Lake Potrerillos, Mendoza, Argentina, from 25th to 29th March.......( more )

Posted On:  03/10/2013 07:10:15

Boards Magazine followed the journey of Louis Morris, 3rd at the raceboard world championships (check it out here), now he joins us again to look back on reflect on a great competition. Read the article . . .

Posted On:  24/09/2013 12:13:19

"It was one of the most successful Raceboard Championship events. 110 competitors from all over the world is just one of many proofs that this class is growing. Why? My personal opinion is that it will keep growing as we, competitors, are enjoying it very much. ......( more )

Posted On:  14/09/2013 12:59:21

It's been a couple of weeks since 2013 Baltic Challenge Cup is over. But it's said that better later then never. Here is a little summary of the event:......( more )

Posted On:  12/09/2013 16:48:23

There is no school like the old school . . . With 110 competitors from over 18 countries and 4 continents registered for the 2013 Raceboard World Championships in Nove Mlyny, Czech Republic, it's clear that the raceboard class is making a huge comeback! ......( more )

Posted On:  08/09/2013 10:08:53

No doubt about it, light winds are definitely more suited to Max Wojcik (POL-7) than to Patrik Pollak (SVK-1) as Max claimed all three bullets in the last three championship races and thus takes the title of 2013 Raceboard World Champion. ......( more )

Posted On:  07/09/2013 09:27:39

Three races today making a total of 7 in the qualifying series, with 6 to count.  Race five started on time after the 10 am warning signal with racers taking to the water in 8-10 knots of stable wind and glorious sunshine. ......( more )

Posted On:  05/09/2013 11:45:24

After 6 championship races, Algerian Bouras Hamza claims the title of Raceboard Men's African Champion, having scored 4 bullets and a second to count. ......( more )

Posted On:  05/09/2013 07:07:51

Two days of no wind has meant no racing. However, the organisers have ensured competitors have been entertained with a climbing contest on inflatable ISOLINE wall, presentation of JetSurf, paddleboarding, ......( more )

Posted On:  04/09/2013 06:53:01

With a near record entry of 110 competitors and 4 races completed the 2013 Raceboard World Championships have had an impressive start. It is also the first major windsurfing championships to be hosted in the Czech Republic ......( more )

Posted On:  02/09/2013 22:27:14

One of the biggest Raceboard World Championships of recent times is ready to kick off on the Nove Mlyny Reservoir on Tuesday 3 September with 112 racers from 14 countries and 4 continents......( more )

Posted On:  31/08/2013 06:02:04

The 2013 International Raceboard World Championships will take place from the 2nd-7th September on the Nove Mlyny Reservoir, in the south of the Czech Republic; Boards catches up with British competitor Louis Morris to find out more about the upcoming championships and his preparation…......( more )

Posted On:  24/08/2013 17:59:45

The Raceboard World Championship taking place from 2nd -7th September 2013 will be the greatest sailing event of the year to be held at Lake Nove Mlyny, Yacht Club Dyje Breclav - Pavlov in the Czech Republic.  ......( more )

2013 AGM Agenda Published
Posted On:  24/08/2013 15:56:29

The agenda has now been published for the 2013 AGM of the International Raceboard Class taking place Thursday 5th September at the World Championships being held in Nove Mlyny, Pavlov, Czech Republic

Posted On:  16/08/2013 15:30:05

The 2013 TECHNO 293 & RACEBOARD AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS will take place from 2nd to 7th September at Marina Yasmine, Hammamet, Tunisia.  The organisers have produced a useful information sheet......( more )

Posted On:  14/08/2013 10:54:01

Useful information for the upcoming World Championship to be held in Nove Mlyny 2nd - 7th September 2013. ......( more )

Posted On:  13/08/2013 11:34:26

Time goes very fast when you realise that this was the 15th Neil Pryde Baltic Cup that just finished in Liepaja, Latvia. Fifteen years ago, the organizers created an idea to invite all Baltic windsurfers - from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - to join a new series of events.......( more )

Posted On:  05/07/2013 10:04:33

From 28th to 30th June 2013 windsurfing and kite boarding enthusiasts were welcomed to Estonia, Tallinn, Pirita beach. The NeilPryde Baltic Cup has been running for 15 years......( more )

Posted On:  21/06/2013 10:05:45

This year's North Sea Cup Series Champions were decided at Wimereux, France.

The overall winners were:
1st - Sylvain DeHouve (FRA)
2nd - Philippe Dubois (FRA)
3rd - Hippolyte Bourel (FRA)
4th (& 1st woman) - Jenna Gibson (GBR) ......( more )

Posted On:  15/06/2013 19:30:07

The Raceboard Youth and Masters World Championships have drawn to a close at Windsurfing Marina Julia, Monfalcone with just one more race on the final day, making a total of 6 races to count. ......( more )

Posted On:  15/06/2013 13:43:41

Conditions were far from perfect here in Monfalcone today, but there is always the fun factor which makes events like this memorable. Patience paid off and later in the afternoon again 2 light wind races were sailed.......( more )

Posted On:  14/06/2013 12:17:20

Day three of the Youth and Masters Worlds in Monfalcone dawned bright and sunny . . . and calm.  However, the breeze kicked in during the afternoon enabling two races to be run, albeit in marginal planing conditions.......( more )

Posted On:  13/06/2013 06:53:06

A frustrating day 2 at the Raceboard Youth and Masters Worlds for both competitors and race committee. The first possible start scheduled for 11.30 was delayed until early afternnon as the wind eventually shifted into the right direction for the thermic breeze. ......( more )

Posted On:  12/06/2013 06:32:57

12 countries are represented at the Raceboard Youth and Masters World Championships taking place at Marina Julia, Monfalcone, Italy this week.  Sunny skies and warm weather, but only light breezes ahead of an afternoon storm, ......( more )

Posted On:  08/06/2013 09:55:06

The Federation Tunisienne de Voile (FTV) will be hosting the 2013 African Championships for Techno 293 and Raceboard classes in Port Yasmine, Hammamet, from 2nd to 7th September.......( more )

Posted On:  02/06/2013 06:38:13

The 2013 AGM of the International Raceboard Class will take place in the evening of Thursday 5th September at the World Championships being held in Nove Mlyny, Pavlov, Czech Republic.......( more )

Posted On:  20/05/2013 16:02:00

One of the most successful event series in recent years has announced some developments that will see further growth of the sport in the Baltic region. The Baltic Cup Series consists of 3 events hosted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. ......( more )

Posted On:  29/04/2013 09:11:13

The Portuguese Association of Windsurfing Festival announces the Wind-SUP Open Championship, organized by the Clube Naval de Cascais, with the support of the Portuguese Association of Windsurfing, 4 and 5 May 2013, in the Bay of Cascais.

Posted On:  04/04/2013 12:10:02

11 races and 40 competitors for the South American Raceboard Championships which took place on the waters of San Roque Lake, hosted by Club Nautico Cordoba, Argentina, from 28th March to 1st April.  ......( more )

Posted On:  31/03/2013 12:54:58

PACKAGE:
Board: Bat wing phantom 377 2013 or F2 380
Rig: Severne/ enigma 530/ alu boom......( more )

Posted On:  25/03/2013 13:17:02

The Raceboard and Techno 293 South American Championships, hosted by Club Nautico Cordoba, takes place from 28th March to 1st April.  ......( more )

Posted On:  25/03/2013 12:28:39

The Phantom 295 is a complete windsurfing package that includes a revolutionary racing board design and a complete rig

Starboard is proud to announce that the Phantom 295 will be available for charter at the Youth & Masters World Raceboard Championships in Monfalcone, Italy.......( more )

Posted On:  17/03/2013 09:32:24

We would like to invite you to take part in the Major of Kalisz Cup International Windsurfing Regatta, which will be held on 1-2 June 2013.......( more )

Posted On:  09/03/2013 07:35:06

Accommodation - To all the participants of the Youth & Masters Raceboard World Championships Villaggio Albatros offers 20% discount on all types of accommodation available, ......( more )

2013 Youth & Masters World Raceboard Championship
Posted On:  09/03/2013 07:22:13
Notice of Race has been published for the Youth & Masters Worlds to be held 11th to 15th June at Windsurfing Marina Julia, Monfalcone, Gorizia, Italy.  Organised by the Associazione Velica Dilettantistica, you are guaranteed a very warm welcome by a well organised club with excellent facilities and a reputation for organising national and international regattas to a very high standard.
Posted On:  09/02/2013 07:35:39

We are delighted to invite you to the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 in class RACEBOARD. The Czech Republic has the privilege of hosting this great event for the first time. The Czech Windsurfing Association has been carefully preparing the World Championship in cooperation with the hosting Yacht Club Dyje - Nove Mlyny and Rubio. ....( more )

Posted On:  28/01/2013 07:08:03

The final day of the Qantas 2013 Raceboard and Techno 293 Championship was abandoned due the extreme weather created by the ex-tropical cyclone Oswald. ......( more )

Posted On:  28/01/2013 07:02:51

The first day of the 2013 Oceanic Raceboard Championship saw a fleet of 27 sailors take to the idyllic waters of Hawks Nest NSW for four tough races. ......( more )

Posted On:  06/12/2012 11:18:13

Notice of Race has been published for the 2013 South American Windsurfing Championships to be held from 28th March to 1st April 2013 at Club Nautico Cordoba, Argentina.......( more )

Posted On:  05/12/2012 15:47:33

On the first weekend of December ended our 2012 Raceboard, Techno 293 and Hibrids State Windsurfing Championships.......( more )

Posted On:  03/12/2012 15:31:42

Once again the Downunder Pro will host the 2013 Oceanic Championships for Raceboard and Techno 293. The event returns to Hawks Nest, in New South Wales, and the championships will run from 26th to 28th January.......( more )

Posted On:  03/12/2012 09:35:32

Strong winds gusting to 22 knots delivered an exciting finale to the Phantom 295 Windsurfing event at the Phuket King's Cup Regatta. Three races (7, 8 and 9) were held back-to-back on Kata Beach.......( more )

Posted On:  27/11/2012 17:58:11

The 2013 Raceboard World Championship is set to be hosted from September 2nd through September 7th on Nove Mlyny lake at Yacht Club Dyje, Czech Republic.......( more )

Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Posted On:  11/11/2012 07:13:30

The Raceboard Class is delighted that the ISAF AGM has voted to reinstate windsurfing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and to have been able to contribute in a small way to the successful decision through its efforts and submission 055-12 which was selected and approved by the ISAF Events Committee.

The Raceboard Class wishes both the RSX class and the International Kite Association continued success and looks forward to the day when both sports can be part of the Olympic Games.

Posted On:  27/10/2012 17:28:22

Murcia has delivered a fantastic championship.  Alongside competition for the Techno Europeans, 13 great races have been provided for the Raceboard fleet. .......( more )

Posted On:  26/10/2012 21:24:06

A deceptively calm and misty start to Day 4 but the wind forecast came true and four good races were run for the Raceboard Fleet in 20-25 knots!  Today was the chance for many, who up until now had been wallowing in the light winds, to show their form.  ......( more )

Posted On:  25/10/2012 20:31:55

Olympian and Master Joao Rogrigues from Madeira has a clear lead in this Championship - after 6 races, with one discard, he has a perfect score of 5.  ......( more )

Posted On:  24/10/2012 21:42:08

It was late in the day when the gradient wind kicked in sufficiently to start a race - 5/6 knots - building to 8/9 briefly before dropping - and not possible to start a second race.......( more )

Posted On:  23/10/2012 21:05:45

38 seniors, youths and masters representing 11 countries, including the USA and Argentina, are competing at Club Nautico Mar Menor Los Alcazares for European titles alongside the Techno European Championships.......( more )

Posted On:  08/10/2012 07:09:58

After the successes at Yyteri, Finland and Medemblik Holland, Starboard announces their third Phantom 295 event this year. From the 1st until the 5th of December,The Kings Cup will take over Phuket. Download your notice of Race by clicking here. ......( more )

Posted On:  25/09/2012 12:58:15

We kindly invite you to the season's last big event in Latvia for Techno 293 and Raceboard racers - 2012 BALTIC CUP! From 28th until 30th of September ......( more )

Posted On:  22/09/2012 12:56:05

Loft Sails interview Alex after the Youth & Masters Worlds in Medemblik - "I arrived there two days before the first race. Fresh water and flat conditions, no waves.  ......( more )

Posted On:  02/09/2012 10:58:04

Entries are already coming for the Raceboard European Championships taking place 21-27 October at Los Alcazares. This event, running alongside the Techno 293 Europeans is also for Raceboard Youth and Masters titles. The organisers have arranged special accommodation rates ......( more )

Posted On:  18/08/2012 21:50:30

After a full set of 15 great championship races over 5 days, in a variety of wind conditions, Alex Buchau (ESP 36) is victorious in the Raceboard Masters Fleet,......( more )

Posted On:  18/08/2012 07:48:20

As predicted, after 12 races, Spaniard Alex Buchau is now at the top of the leaderboard as the second discard comes into play. ......( more )

Posted On:  17/08/2012 09:52:36

Despite not winning any races today, 39 year old Pedro Moura (POR 73) is now at the top of the Raceboard Masters Fleet, ......( more )

Posted On:  16/08/2012 07:24:38

Four races apiece on day two of the Raceboard Youths and Masters Worlds in Medemblik - the maximum allowed in one day - and proof that the organisers at the international sailing centre can deliver.......( more )

Posted On:  15/08/2012 10:18:40

Championship racing has begun in Medemblik on "warm up Tuesday" in sunshine and light winds. The aim was to have 3 races for each of the fleets......( more )

Posted On:  14/08/2012 00:00:00

Championship racing starts today (Tuesday) at the International Sailing Centre, Medemblik. The wind forecast looks good.  Stay tuned for news - continuous updates on Twitter. ......( more )

2012 Annual General Meeting - Agenda
Posted On:  02/08/2012 12:09:50

The agenda for the 2012 Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday 15th August at the International Sailing Centre, Medemblik, Netherlands has now been published

Posted On:  04/07/2012 15:48:34

NeilPryde are offering free charter of RSOne at two upcoming championships: ......( more )

Posted On:  03/07/2012 13:50:20

The championship organisers in Murcia have agreed to a request from the class to make the Europeans open to any age raceboarder.......( more )

Posted On:  27/06/2012 15:21:27

The date of the 2012 Annual General Meeting has been set for Wednesday 15th August, during the Youth /Masters Worlds in Medemblik, Netherlands.

Please note the following schedule:......( more )

Posted On:  16/06/2012 15:58:21

Racing at the Raceboard Worlds is over. Final results are in.

After a long postponement it was only possible to do one race on the final day ......( more )

Posted On:  15/06/2012 20:10:10

Clear skies and a light, but promising breeze, were soon replaced by fog and no possibility of starting racing at the Raceboard Worlds.  AP finally came down......( more )

Posted On:  15/06/2012 20:04:31
Posted On:  15/06/2012 08:29:38

Max Wojcik, POL 7, appears unbeatable as he has won all eight races of the competition so far, and Patrik Pollak, SVK 1, has taken second in all eight. ......( more )

Posted On:  13/06/2012 10:27:58
Posted On:  12/06/2012 17:39:57

At close of registration 46 competitors had registered. In addition to the strong Finnish contingent, there are competitors from 10 countries representing 4 continents, including representatives from Japan, Argentina and Australia.......( more )

Posted On:  12/06/2012 08:45:26
Posted On:  10/06/2012 06:30:50

The 2012 Raceboard World Championships kicks off in Yyteri, Finland this week where World Champion Patrik Pollak, from Slovakia, took his third Raceboard European Champion title in 2011. Fantastic racing conditions allowed thirteen races ......( more )

Posted On:  25/05/2012 21:49:36

STOP PRESS . . . Charter price reduced.

Starboard, through their distributor in the Netherlands, Fox Sports, are offering the Phantom 295 and 377 for charter.......( more )

Two great raceboard events at the end of April
Posted On:  21/04/2012 08:32:49

For raceboarders looking for international experience why not check out these events:

North Sea Cup, The Grevelingendam, near Bruinisse, Netherlands
Notice of Race

and the Spring French National Cup, Le Yacht Club de Mauguio Carnon (YCMC), Carnon, France 
Notice of Race

Posted On:  25/03/2012 14:50:04

We pleased to announce that the event website has been updated with new items and new logo!! Check out accommodation information and find out more about the location. On-line entry will be available soon but meanwhile notice of race is here.

Test of the D2 by Tinho
Posted On:  19/03/2012 11:25:23
Every now and then there is a new board that comes out that truly intrigues me. The D2 combines some old design wisdom and performance with new modern high performance board design. Read Tinho's report here / view the video here
Posted On:  13/03/2012 12:45:21

For the Yyteri World Championship in Finland we also have the new Starboard Phantom 295 (310 Hybrid) available for charter.

There will be an additional prize division of "hybrid" - awarded to the top 3 finishers in the overall, world championship, rankings. ......( more )

Posted On:  09/03/2012 19:02:56

The Los Alcazares Junior, Youth & Masters European Championship will take place on the Mar Menor, Murcia, Spain, from the 21st to 27th October 2012.......( more )

Posted On:  07/03/2012 10:07:13

A little teaser - World Champion Dorian van Rijsselberghe invites you to the Raceboard Youth and Masters World Championships at Medemblik from 11 till 19 August 2012 taking place alongside the Techno293 World Championships

Posted On:  01/03/2012 19:08:49

The organiser of the Raceboard World Championships in Finland is pleased to announce the availability of Exocet charter. ......( more )

Posted On:  16/02/2012 15:58:46

Ex World Champion Dave Hackford is one of the first to get his hands on the new Starboard Phantom 377 in the UK.  Read his review . . .

2012 Oceanic Raceboard Championship
Posted On:  29/01/2012 12:02:48

John Demol continued his domination with 4 out of 4 today, making for a worthy Oceanic Raceboard Champion for 2012 . . . (more)

Posted On:  10/01/2012 16:05:41

Fernando Consorte, ARG 355, was the winner of the Raceboard Fleet. Brazilian Dulter Manhaes held on to second place but Jorge Rebello, BRA 2, took third with a couple of bullets on the last day. FINAL RESULTS ......( more )

Posted On:  09/12/2011 11:33:10

Starboard are supplying boards and rigs for charter at the Worlds to be held in Yyteri, Finland in June 2012.

If you wish to charter please apply NOW - do not delay!......( more )

Posted On:  02/12/2011 10:11:39

The 2012 Raceboard Oceanics will take place from 27th to 29th January at Jimmy's Beach, Hawks Nest, New South Wales, in Australia.......( more )

Posted On:  15/11/2011 16:22:47

Hybrid Raceboards are defined as any ISAF Approved Production Raceboard that is 310 cm, or less, in length.

For the Raceboard Youth Championships only Hybrid boards will be permitted. The boards currently classified as hybrid include:......( more )

Posted On:  15/11/2011 15:38:28

Three new models of "longboard" have been registered with ISAF and are now eligible to be raced in Raceboard Class championships and international events.

They are:......( more )

Posted On:  02/11/2011 13:49:29

After 5 days of racing, and 12 races competed in wide range of conditions, Fernando Lamadrid (ESP 951) emerged as European Masters Champion. It was a very close battle between Fernando and second placed Franck Luop (FRA58) with only one point separating them at the close of racing. ......( more )

Posted On:  16/10/2011 06:56:32

The recent (2011) AGM approved the following changes to the Championship Rules:......( more )

Equipment Registration Forms - Cagliari
Posted On:  05/10/2011 19:44:28

If you are entered for the forthcoming Europeans in Cagliari you can save time and effort by preparing your Equipment Form now, printing a copy, and bringing it with you to registration.

Posted On:  04/10/2011 11:13:53

Congratulations to Allessandro Alberti, the 2011 Italian Raceboard Champion.  This year's championship was hosted by Club Canottieri Roggero Di Lauria, over the weekend of 1/2 october.......( more )

Phantom Action
Posted On:  27/09/2011 12:45:52
Posted On:  12/09/2011 22:23:21

A light breeze on the last day allowed masters windsurf raceboards to go out and race in Lignano Sabbiadoro. Three races were completed which, when added to the four raced yesterday, introduced one discard.......( more )

Posted On:  10/09/2011 16:37:33

Patrik Pollak (SVK 1), Harriet Ellis (GBR 607) and Santi Arteaga (ESP 1) have been declared men's, women's and youth champions at the end of the Raceboard World Championships 2011. ......( more )

Posted On:  10/09/2011 08:01:44

Only one very light wind race was possible this afternoon - it was late afternoon before racing eventually got underway.  ......( more )

Posted On:  10/09/2011 07:56:31
Posted On:  08/09/2011 13:45:20

After approximately 75 minutes the first three finishers of the long distance race were - SVK 1, ESP 66, ESP 9.  ......( more )

Posted On:  08/09/2011 07:32:06

What a battle we have for the Raceboard Men's World Champion Title! After three more races, 2 bullets and a second puts Curro Manchon (ESP 9) back at the top, one point ahead of yesterday's leader Patrik Pollak (SVK 1). ......( more )

Posted On:  06/09/2011 18:49:09

A light offshore breeze greeted competitors at the start of day two of the raceboard world championships but it was looking good for racing.  ......( more )

Posted On:  06/09/2011 06:46:18
Posted On:  05/09/2011 18:38:40

70 competitors from 15 nations representing 4 continents have registered for this championship. Hosted by Club Nautico Hospitalet Vandellos we had a very nice opening ceremony last night. ......( more )

Posted On:  26/08/2011 18:21:10
Agenda and proposals have been published for the Raceboard AGM to be held on Thursday, 8th September, 2011, at the Club Nautico Hospitalet - Vandellos, L'Hospitalet de L'Infant, Spain.
Raceboard Worlds!
Posted On:  22/08/2011 10:24:34
Club Nautic Hospitalet - Vandellos have produced a nice event brochure - click here to view
Posted On:  03/08/2011 16:03:46

The AGM of the Raceboard Class will be held on Thursday 8th September. The meeting will take place in the evening, after racing, at this year's world championship to be held in L'Hospitalet de L'Infant, Tarragona (nr Barcelona) Spain. The exact time and venue will be published on the event official notice board.......( more )

Posted On:  01/08/2011 13:06:51

With just over one month to the start of this year's Raceboard World Championships - a couple of reminders.......( more )

2012 Raceboard Worlds confirmed for Yyteri, Finland
Posted On:  30/07/2011 11:37:59

The event will take place from 11th to 16th June at the venue of the 2011 Europeans . . . read more

Posted On:  28/07/2011 17:15:06

Sat 20th - Sun 21st August - The UKWA in association with the LWA will be hosting Raceboard Open Training at Queen Mary Sailing Club.......( more )

Posted On:  26/07/2011 12:13:43

Near perfect racing conditions all week for competitors racing in the Junior, Youth and Masters World Championships in San Francisco.  Vincent Huegenin (SUI 9) took home top honors with Fernando Consorte (ARG 155) in second and Jean Asia (FRA 171) in third.

Posted On:  13/06/2011 13:30:53

CW - Congratulations Patrik - how does it feel to be European Champion?......( more )

Posted On:  12/06/2011 15:43:54

Patrik Pollak, SVK, from Slovakia, is the 2011 Raceboard European Champion. With only one race possible on this the last day of the championship, ......( more )

Posted On:  11/06/2011 19:03:30

There was always the possibility of thunderstorms, although the forecast predicted they would hit tomorrow. With temperatures rising to 34c on the beach, and no wind, the race officer postponed the first possible start of racing until 14.00hrs. ......( more )

Interview with Event Director - Anne Karki
Posted On:  11/06/2011 19:01:00

Third in Ceri's series of interviews, the Raceboard Europeans Event Director, Anne Karki, is in the spotlight

Read the interview

Posted On:  11/06/2011 11:15:31

Meet Sanna, Race Officer for the Raceboard Europeans, interviewed by Ceri Williams, IWA Executive Secretary.

Posted On:  11/06/2011 10:32:11

A perfect day for overnight leader Patrik Pollak (SVK 1) - 4 races and 4 wins, which brings the 2011 European title one day closer.......( more )

Posted On:  10/06/2011 14:24:50

Ceri Williams, IWA Executive Secretary, caught up with Marianne at the Raceboard Europeans in Yyteri, Finland to ask her a few questions. ......( more )

Posted On:  10/06/2011 07:07:08

There was no change in the podium positions at the end of day two in Yyteri, Finland, however further down the rankings there was movement.......( more )

Posted On:  09/06/2011 06:18:58

Racing began today at the Raceboard European Championships in Finland in unseasonal, but very welcome, conditions.......( more )

Posted On:  09/06/2011 06:01:01

The Raceboard Europeans takes place from 8th to 12th June, hosted by the SPLL Finnish Boardsailing Association and Yyteri Surfcenter. ......( more )

Posted On:  02/06/2011 13:33:44

Once again the Sicily Grand Prix brought the 26th edition of World Festival on the Beach to a successful conclusion. ......( more )

Posted On:  16/05/2011 06:16:08

Just three days left to claim your 20 euro discount off your entry to the Raceboard Europeans. This event will take place from 8th to 12th June, hosted by the SPLL Finnish Boardsailing Association and Yyteri Surfcenter. ......( more )

Posted On:  08/05/2011 12:36:47

Windsurfing Club Cagliari, organisers of the 2011 Junior Youth & Masters European Championships, have gone live with the event website. ......( more )

Posted On:  16/04/2011 09:50:43

Enter your name by 16th May and you will get a discount!  The second official European Masters Games will be held in Friuli Venezia Giulia from 10th to 20th September 2011. Racing for boards will be over 3 days 12th to 14th September. ......( more )

Posted On:  25/03/2011 10:01:56

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the option nearest to St Francis Yacht Club.

Click here for some useful information regarding transfers from airports to StFYC.......( more )

On the Road to Perfection
Posted On:  23/03/2011 15:26:33

"It's all about balance; and I do not mean only your balance on the board.  In the next few articles I would like to give some advice to all of you who want to improve your sailing on longboards."  Read the first of Patrik Pollak's articles here and look out for future articles to be posted in our new Tips & Tricks section.

Posted On:  20/03/2011 17:08:47

As announced last year, the Raceboard Class has been selected as equipment for the windsurfing event in the 2011 European Masters Games to be held in Lignano, Italy. ......( more )

Posted On:  17/03/2011 10:17:20

It was in the early seventies when Marina del Rey in Los Angeles was ground zero for the Windsurfer One Design class. ......( more )

Posted On:  14/03/2011 14:16:18

The dates for the forthcoming European Junior, Youth and Masters Championship in Cagliari, Sardinia, have been amended by one day.......( more )

Posted On:  11/03/2011 08:53:19

Competitors, coaches and parents are reminded to check if they are required to apply for a visa for entry to the USA.......( more )

Posted On:  28/02/2011 11:37:52

The 26th edition of World Festival on the Beach will take place in Mondello, Palermo, Sicily from the 16th to 22nd May 2011. ......( more )

Posted On:  20/02/2011 12:06:29

The Notice of Race is now published for the Raceboard, & Raceboard Youth, World Championships to be held from 3rd to 10th September, hosted by Club Nautico Hospitalet-Vandellos.......( more )

Posted On:  02/02/2011 09:45:00

The organising committee are pulling out all the stops to assist competitors and coaches, with their planning towards the Masters worlds.......( more )

Posted On:  28/01/2011 20:12:54

Cagliari, capital of the island of Sardinia, will be the venue for the Junior Youth and Masters European Championships taking place from 24th to 29th October.......( more )

Posted On:  22/01/2011 18:04:45

Yyteri is located very close to the city of Pori on the west coast, 250km from Helsinki and 150km from Turku. ......( more )

Posted On:  15/01/2011 08:05:56

It was an early start on the last day. It was blowing already at 10:30am around 10 knots and sailors were keen to go out.  ......( more )

Posted On:  06/01/2011 18:09:53

Some news regarding North American Windsurfing Championships in Cozumel Island.......( more )

Posted On:  05/01/2011 10:11:22

The famous Golden Gate bridge will form a spectacular backdrop to the 2011 Junior, Youth & Masters Windsurfing World Championships. Physically beautiful and naturally demanding, ......( more )

Posted On:  29/12/2010 08:59:35

Light easterly winds for the final day of the Oceanic Championships meant only one race before the final presentation.  John Demol AUS 734 had a very convincing win ......( more )

Posted On:  13/12/2010 16:40:31

There is only a few weeks to go until the 2011 Windsurfing Oceanic Championships begins and the weather has finally swung to warm conditions.  ......( more )

Posted On:  17/11/2010 11:12:24

The 2011 Raceboard South American Championship will take place at Peru Beach Club, Buenos Aries, Argentina, from 10th to 15th January. ......( more )

Posted On:  15/11/2010 14:34:25

The class committee have received some requests for a clarification about the maximum sail size rule. The newsitem published on this topic on 21st September was considered to be unclear about the status of the published class rules, particularly with regard to the permitted sail tolerance should a sail need to be measured - ie CR C.8.1 (c).......( more )

Posted On:  15/11/2010 09:54:08

Raceboard Class is invited to take part in the SIM 30th Singapore Open Windsurfing Championship, hosted by Windsurfing Association Singapore from 12th to 16th January 2011.

Posted On:  11/11/2010 10:11:01

The Raceboard North American Championships will take place from 17-20 February 2011 at the North Hotel Zone, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico - "Heaven on earth" ......( more )

Posted On:  02/11/2010 21:33:20

The 3rd edition of the Buzios International Regatta (BIR) will be hosted by Buzios Vela Clube in Armacao de Buzios, RJ, Brasil. ......( more )

2011 Oceanic Windsurfing Championship
Posted On:  17/10/2010 13:57:49

The 2011 Oceanic Windsurfing Championship is being held on Lake Illawarra, Wollongong, NSW with the event control centre based at The Illawarra Yacht Club. This event brings together three of the main windsurfing classes . . .(more)

Posted On:  29/09/2010 17:15:58

The Raceboard Class has been selected as equipment for the windsurfing event in the 2011 European Masters Games to be held in Lignano, Italy.......( more )

2011 Calendar update
Posted On:  22/09/2010 12:01:40

The 2011 championship calendar is now published - with the dates confirmed for all continental championships, except the Asian event which is expected to be announced soon. Notices of Race are being drawn up and will be published as quickly as possible. (link to event page) National Associations are invited to submit events for inclusion in the T293 calendar. Please send full details including date, venue, notice of race (as soon as available), contact details and website details to - raceboard@internationalwindsurfing.com

Posted On:  21/09/2010 08:55:29

Following on from recent comments received expressing concerns about the new "sail tolerance rule", the class committee is reviewing the wording of the rule, with a view to retracting the rule. The intention was to modify class rules to allow the use of RSX 9.5 and 8.5 sails - as agreed by the 2009 AGM. ......( more )

Posted On:  14/09/2010 08:59:31

The "Coca-Cola Zero Windsurfer Vintage Cup" was held during the second weekend of July, at the center NALOO Marina di Palo (Rome).  A very special amateur race with boards designed more than 25 years ago! The Mythical Windsurfer! ......( more )

Posted On:  28/08/2010 09:49:07

All Windsurfers - Grip it and Rip it - September 25/26th at the first Mana Mana East Coast AMSLAM Windsurfing Championships. ......( more )

Posted On:  22/08/2010 13:56:15

The 2010 edition of the Hong Kong Open Windsurfing Championship will be held from 21 - 27 September 2010.......( more )

Posted On:  18/08/2010 10:12:32

The minutes of the AGM held in Martigues, France, at the end of July, are now published.

The committee welcome a new member - Fernando Consorte from Mendoza, Argentina. The committee are still looking for a final member to co-opt, and they must represent a national association from either North America or Oceania. Any volunteers? ......( more )

Posted On:  13/08/2010 15:32:36

Sopot is one Poland's most popular windsurfing regatta spots. This year for the 9th time windsurfers from around Europe came to compete during Ergo Hestia President's Cup.......( more )

Posted On:  03/08/2010 16:19:35

Two races were completed on the final day at the Martigues 2010 World Championships- one in the morning, and one in the afternoon.
To catch the forecast early morning breeze the racing started at 9.00 am - committing competitors , coaches and race crew to an early arrival at the race site. ......( more )

Two for the Youths on Day 4
Posted On:  31/07/2010 00:27:47

The strong mistral wind returned again but late in the afternoon the Race Committee were able to run two races for the youth fleet.  Jerome Pasquette won the first race of the day so he is now in bronze position, Louis Giard holds on to second place, leaving Thomas Goyard - who won the second race today - at the top of the leaderboard.  Fingers crossed for good winds tomorrow, the last day of competition.

Results Raceboard Youth after 6 races

Posted On:  30/07/2010 13:12:22

The Race Committee managed to complete three races for all fleets (except Raceboard Youth) today despite testing conditions and the late start to proceedings.  Patrik Pollak (SVK 1) has stamped his authority on the Raceboard Masters Fleet ......( more )

Posted On:  28/07/2010 14:49:53

The second day of racing promised a big improvement on the day before when it was impossible to race - too much wind!......( more )

Posted On:  28/07/2010 05:44:57

43 youths and 28 masters from 11 countries have joined the biggest windsurfing championship for 20 years as Techno 293 smash their previous record competition entry.  ......( more )

Posted On:  21/07/2010 10:46:02

Be part of the action and bring the entire family when the 2010 Canadian Masters Windsurfing Championships kick off August 6-8, 2010, on Wabigoon Lake in Dryden, Ontario.......( more )

Posted On:  15/07/2010 11:23:22

The 2010 Annual General Meeting will take place at the Worlds venue in Martigues, France. The committee want all member national class associations to participate.

If your association cannot appoint a delegate to attend, it is still possible to participate by returning the Voting Paper. This year we have added a section for comments - the committee want to hear from members about current and future developments.
Posted On:  23/06/2010 14:18:36

The Notice of Race for the 2010 edition of the Hong Kong Open Windsurfing Championship is now published.  ......( more )

Posted On:  19/06/2010 18:47:55

Light winds on the last day of the Raceboard World Championships in Liepaja limited the competitors to just one race to complete the 14 race series. ......( more )

Posted On:  18/06/2010 18:16:42

No change at the top of the rankings at the end of day 4 of racing at the 2010 Raceboard Worlds in Liepaja, Latvia.  Another great day of racing, 4 races in near perfect conditions, ......( more )

Posted On:  17/06/2010 16:37:56

A beautiful sunny day greeted the competitors arriving at the beach for the third day of racing; however there was very little wind and it was not until the afternoon that it was deemed sufficient for the race officer to call out the racers to the starting area. ......( more )

Posted On:  16/06/2010 16:18:51

Sun and good winds throughout the day ensured 4 great races were completed on day 2 of the Liepaja Raceboard World Championships. ......( more )

Posted On:  15/06/2010 20:14:41

The world championship in Liepaja, Latvia, got off to a good start on day one - with 3 races completed and a championship validated. ......( more )

Posted On:  15/06/2010 19:35:02
Posted On:  15/06/2010 11:20:39

Many competitors wasted little time getting on the water today to test their equipment ready for the start of racing tomorrow. The steady onshore winds of the past few days ensured it was a "challenging" session, and some will be hoping that the wind direction changes before 11.00 am tomorrow! ......( more )

Posted On:  31/05/2010 06:10:19

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the International Raceboard Class Association, to be held on Sunday, 25th July, 2010 at Cercle de Voile de Martigues, France. The detailed location of the meeting room will be published on the event official notice board. The meeting will be scheduled to start at 19.30, and will follow the IWA AGM.

Posted On:  26/05/2010 16:57:55

Following on from the success of the 2009 Europeans - Liepaja, Latvia, is hosting the 2010 Raceboard Worlds. Liepaja is known throughout Latvia as "the city where the wind is born", possibly because of the constant sea breeze.......( more )

Posted On:  18/04/2010 07:40:46

The Class Rules (equipment rules) have been updated.  The revision was needed to take account of changes to ISAF Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS), and therefore the format was changed.  Rules were also amended due to changes in the Advertising Code (Regulation 20) and legal requirements for personal buoyancy.

Posted On:  12/04/2010 13:46:27

Notice of Race has just been published for the 2010 Youth & Masters World Championships taking place alongside the Techno 293 World Championships in Martiques, France 24-31 July.

Posted On:  13/03/2010 10:33:28
The 25th edition of the famous World Festival on the Beach will take place in Mondello, Sicily, from 15th to 23rd May 2010. This year's event includes the 2010 Sicily Grand Prix.......( more )
Women in Windsurfing campaign
Posted On:  14/02/2010 22:57:39
IWA has now put in place a Women's section on the IWA website.  Help us to make this section grow by sending us your articles, photos and info to contribute to this area - e-mail - "To encourage, support and motivate women in windsurfing, improve their status and boost the participation of women (competing) in windsurfing worldwide."
ARG win South American Championships
Posted On:  31/01/2010 20:21:14
The weather was the only winner on the final day of racing at the 2010 South American Championships.  No rain today, instead hot and humid but, unfortunately, no wind.  The overnight results stand with Andres Andersen (ARG 2) declared South American Champion; and Fernando Consorte (ARG 355) Masters Champion.

Posted On:  31/01/2010 13:01:07
A frustrating day for all - the race committee and the competitors!......( more )
Posted On:  29/01/2010 17:36:06
It rained throughout the third day of racing, as was forecast, and only 2 races were possible in the light winds that never exceeded 7 knots. ......( more )
Posted On:  29/01/2010 10:52:29
Despite the promising forecast the start of racing was delayed due to lack of wind; however 2 of the planned 3, back to back, races were completed ......( more )
Posted On:  28/01/2010 20:53:05
Racing began on schedule at day one of the 2010 South American Championships; however light to marginal winds limited the race officer to starting two races.  ......( more )
Posted On:  27/01/2010 11:30:06
Registration was completed today for the inaugural South American Championships, hosted in Sao Paulo, Brasil, by the Sao Paulo State Sailing Federation.  ......( more )
Posted On:  23/01/2010 17:38:09
Another two races on the final day of the championship and despite the light winds, and not scoring a win in today's racing, EK Boonsawad (THA 30) did enough to keep his place at top of the podium.......( more )
Posted On:  22/01/2010 10:00:23
A further 2 races were completed today in light winds.  A strong current throughout race 8 made for a longer race than usual......( more )
Posted On:  20/01/2010 09:57:12
Two races today for raceboard and MOD competitors in light, increasing to medium, wind conditions. ......( more )
Posted On:  18/01/2010 12:53:12
Three races today for raceboard and MOD competitors in medium, increasing to strong, wind conditions.  In the first race for raceboarders Ek Boonsawad (THA 30) took the win, ......( more )
Posted On:  18/01/2010 11:49:45
Posted On:  18/01/2010 08:12:22
Racing got underway today as scheduled, with two races for the Raceboard/MOD racers.  With winds averaging 14 to 17 knots, and maxing at 20 knots, it was the perfect start for this fleet. ......( more )
Posted On:  17/01/2010 12:26:14
The Mayor of Pattaya, and President of Windsurfing Association of Thailand (WATH) Mr Ittipol Koonpluen, welcomed athletes, officials, and representatives of the sponsors, to the opening dinner for the 2010 Asian Championship, ......( more )
Posted On:  13/01/2010 10:10:07
Join us in Merritt Island - March 5-7, 2010 for this 25th event for Formula, FE, Kona, Techno & Longboards.......( more )
Posted On:  04/01/2010 11:24:58
Three races. back to back, for all divisions on the final day of racing at the 2010 European Championships. ......( more )
Posted On:  31/12/2009 06:26:30
Day two of the championship produced wind and waves in abundance, but today the sail out of the harbour channel to the course area was "manageable" for most of the fleet.

Three races, back to back, for both youth and masters.......( more )

Results from Cadiz
Posted On:  30/12/2009 20:26:27
For the latest race results, go to  http://www.windsurfingresults.com/
Posted On:  30/12/2009 00:00:00
Challenging conditions faced the competitors at the first day of racing of the 2010 European Championship.  ......( more )
Posted On:  17/12/2009 20:34:38
James Grunfelder sailed strongly in both the windy conditions on Friday and Sunday as well as the lighter conditions on Saturday to record a well deserved win in both the Australian Raceboard Championships and the Oceanic Championships.  ......( more )
Posted On:  17/11/2009 23:18:15
An annual event, the 29th SIM-Singapore Open Windsurfing Championship is the biggest event on the Singapore windsurfing calendar which sees top local windsurfers being pitted against the best in the region. ......( more )
Posted On:  13/11/2009 12:21:07
The 2010 FISHER & PAYKEL AUSTRALIAN & OCEANIC RACEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held from Friday, December 4th to Sunday, December 6th 2009 at the Illawarra Yacht Club, Wollongong, NSW, Australia. ......( more )
The Original Windsurfer
Posted On:  17/10/2009 00:00:00
Welcome to the story behind windsurfing's first decade, from 1967 to 1977 . . . windsurfing grew and thrived thru the dedication of Hoyle and Diane Schweitzer, my parents." Read Ted Schweitzer story
2010 South American Championships
Posted On:  05/10/2009 14:28:08
The Notice of Race has now been published for the 2010 T293 and Raceboard South American Championships - a 2010 Youth Olympic Games Qualification Event for Techno 293 Class - to be held in Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil from 25th January 2010 to 31st January 2010.
Posted On:  19/09/2009 13:46:34
The Notice of Race and online entry have now been published for the Techno 293/ Raceboard Youth and Masters (JYM) European Championships. ......( more )
Posted On:  12/09/2009 21:45:22
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting, held on Monday 24th August, 2009, at WPNSA, Portland, UK, have now been published.
Posted On:  30/08/2009 07:48:15
Benoit Bigot flew the flag for France at the top of the Raceboard Youth fleet - as four French sailors finished inside the top five.  Olivier Pinlou claimed silver having been leapfrogged by his friend into pole position on the last race, and Ali Masters GBR was third.......( more )
Posted On:  29/08/2009 07:35:55
Breezes gusting over 40 knots made racing an impossibility on day five of the 2009 IWA Junior, Youth and Masters World Championships at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA).......( more )
Posted On:  28/08/2009 10:49:07
France's Olivier Pinlou leapt to the top of the Raceboard Youth rankings before insisting "I must do better tomorrow" on day four of the IWA Junior, Youth and Masters Windsurfing World Championships.......( more )
JYM Worlds - Weymouth, UK - Results
Posted On:  28/08/2009 10:45:47
JYM Worlds - Weymouth, UK - Results
Posted On:  27/08/2009 07:41:38
Posted On:  27/08/2009 07:27:50
Five-time Olympian and 1996 Olympic Champion Nikos Kaklamanakis made light work of atrocious conditions in Portland Harbour to move stealthily up the Raceboard Masters rankings at the 2009 IWA Junior, Youth and Masters Windsurfing World Championships today (Wednesday 26 August).......( more )
Posted On:  26/08/2009 09:10:04
Ali Masters (GBR) heads the Raceboard Youth pack, breaking up France's day one domination of the fleet. Overnight leader Fabian Pic (FRA) lays just a point behind in second with fellow countryman Olivier Pinlou, who took the bullet in race 4, in third. ......( more )
JYM Worlds - Weymouth, UK - Results
Posted On:  25/08/2009 16:41:15
JYM Worlds - Weymouth, UK - Results
Posted On:  25/08/2009 14:55:55
Posted On:  25/08/2009 08:41:46
Portugal's Joao Rodrigues scored a double bullet to sit atop the Raceboard Masters rankings, the 2008 RS:X World Championships silver medallist and four-time Olympian bossing proceedings after their opening two races. ......( more )
JYM Worlds - Weymouth, UK - Results
Posted On:  24/08/2009 17:12:55

First race for youth boys on day one - provisional results

Results after second race, day one youth boys 

JYM Worlds - Weymouth, UK - Results
Posted On:  24/08/2009 14:43:32
2 races for the masters on the first day of competition - provisional results

Event photos courtesy of Vincenzo Pottino.

Posted On:  23/08/2009 20:32:55
The curtain officially went up on the 2009 IWA Junior, Youth and Masters Windsurfing World Championships today (Sunday 23 August) with an astonishing record entry of 350 sailors ready and raring for racing to get underway tomorrow.......( more )
Posted On:  20/08/2009 10:57:18
A host of potential Olympic stars of the future and those who still cut the mustard at the top level will descend on Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) from this Saturday (22 August) for the 2009 IWA Junior, Youth and Masters Windsurfing World Championships.......( more )
Posted On:  16/08/2009 23:04:41
With less than one week to go until this year's World Championship in Weymouth here is some useful info and reminders.......( more )
Posted On:  14/07/2009 21:50:52
The record entry of 114 surfers from 15 nations in the Raceboard World Championship 2009 sailed 12 races during the Championship. "This is the biggest fleet in a World Championship of the Raceboard Class, we have seen for more than 20 years", Murat Tueten from the German Windsurfing Association, who organised the event, raved. ......( more )
Raceboard Worlds Warnemeunder
Posted On:  13/07/2009 14:16:42
At Warnemuende, in the biggest World Championship Raceboard event of the last 20 years, Maksimilian Woycik POL wins after 12 races with Martin Moritz GER in second place and Patrik Pollak SVK in third.

In the women's fleet Germany's Gabi Schlotmann beat the Czechs Martina Hruba and Jana  Slivova into 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

FULL RESULTS:  Overall Men / Raceboard 7.5 Men

Equipment List

Posted On:  10/07/2009 14:02:07
The 72nd Warnemunde Woche, host for the 2009 Raceboard Worlds, has recorded a record entry, with 113 competitors from 16 countries, representing 3 continents.......( more )
Raceboard Worlds Warnemeunder
Posted On:  06/07/2009 23:38:19
113 competitors from 15 nations have entered the championships and have enjoyed the opening ceremony. Tomorrow first start at 11h in two fleets.  Stay tuned for more news or visit the event website
Posted On:  30/06/2009 23:07:35
Attendances are growing again in this established series of events. Wimeraux attracted a good entry, with over 20 more competitors than last year. Competitors came from NDL, GER, BEL, GBR and FRA. ......( more )
Posted On:  08/06/2009 09:07:32
With a near faultless display Patrik Pollak (SVK 1) took the 2009 Raceboard European title.  In the first race of the day he was sailing true to form with yet another win; but even champions can make mistakes!  In the second race of the day Patrik sailed to the wrong mark and a lengthy detour meant he could only make fourth place. ......( more )
Posted On:  07/06/2009 11:45:02
On the the 3rd day of racing in Liepaja, Latvia, four races were completed for all fleets.......( more )
Posted On:  06/06/2009 10:32:27
Leipaja, Latvia, is playing host to 2 major events as part of an inaugural Festival of Windsurfing - the 2009 Raceboard European Championships and round one of the 2009 Baltic Sea Cup.  ......( more )
JYM Worlds - Weymouth, UK - Camping
Posted On:  04/06/2009 16:27:53
Stop Press . . . Local Government Regulations mean that WPNSA regrettably cannot accept any campervans/caravans on site from the 16th August through until the 21st September. 

The WPNSA and the RYA are aware that this impacts greatly on the event and have arranged for an alternative camping ground near WPNSA (5-10 minute walk) which can accomodate caravans, tents & campervans. The postcode of the site is DT5 1AU.

We are very sorry for the invonvenience this may cause but hope by providing an alternative camping ground near to WPNSA competitors can still continue to enjoy all the facilites WPNSA has to offer while your accomodation is only a few minutes up the road.

More information and book on-line:  http://www.wpnsa.org.uk/camping.html

North Sea Cup Brouwersdam this weekend
Posted On:  03/06/2009 22:46:23
The Northseacup 2009 in the Netherlands will be held on June 6th and June 7th at the Brouwersdam in the Netherlands.  Open to all competitors in FW/FE, Techno 293 and Raceboard for just Eur 25, including a meal on Saturday, payable on arrival.  Notice of Race
Posted On:  20/05/2009 18:43:15
Club Nautique de Wimereux look forward to welcoming competitors of all classes and all ages to the 3rd stage (final) of the 2009 North Sea Cup.  ......( more )
Posted On:  16/05/2009 14:25:52
We have been able to secure a limited amount charter equipment for the forthcoming Raceboard World Championships in Warnemunde - courtesy of Starboard and Tushingham Sails. ......( more )
Posted On:  10/04/2009 15:50:13
Two races today, the final day in Lacanau. At first the conditions did not look promising, but patience prevailed and we were rewarded with 2 more races to give a series of 10 for all fleets. ......( more )
Posted On:  03/04/2009 22:49:10
The 2009 Raceboard and IMCO European Championships will take place from 4th to 7th June as part of the Liepaja Windsurfing Festival. ......( more )
Posted On:  29/03/2009 12:25:39
An enthusiatic fleet of 37 raceboarders competed in the 2009 South American Championships held on Lake Potrerillos, near Mendoza in Argentina. ......( more )
Posted On:  21/03/2009 12:43:18
If you are visiting the UK for a short time for a sports event you may require a UK Visitor Visa and should read this information.
Posted On:  04/03/2009 20:33:21
The Notice of Race for the 2009 Raceboard and IMCO World Championships is now published.

The championships form part of the 72nd edition of Warnemuender Woche, a long established and prestigious multi class regatta. This is a great sailing location and the organisers, supported by the DWSV, are working full power to deliver a memorable event.......( more )

Posted On:  22/02/2009 21:38:09
Over 100 competitors registered for the 2009 Med Cup hosted by Le Yachting Club de la Pointe Rouge, Marseille, over the weekend 20th to 22nd February. A large fleet of raceboard youths was joined by a strong team from Great Britain.......( more )
Posted On:  15/02/2009 21:05:03
The 2009 South American Championships for Techno293, Raceboard and Formula Windsurfing classes will take place from 20th to 24th March in Mendoza province, Argentina. ......( more )
Posted On:  09/02/2009 18:17:42
The event will be held July 6-11, 2009 in Warnemunde Germany on the Baltic Sea. Just prior to the world championships July 4-6, 2009 Open International German Championships for the Classes RS:X and Raceboard will be held at the same location.  For all events there will be age groups for -20, -35, 35+, 45+, 55+ and the first time also 65+. ......( more )
Posted On:  30/01/2009 16:30:59
The Notices of Race are now published for both the European and World Youth & Masters Championships. Two very important reminders for competitors, parents and coaches. ......( more )
Posted On:  21/01/2009 21:14:48
. . . has been confirmed for March 20th to March 23rd in Potrerillos, Mendoza, Argentina. This mega, festival, event will incude the continental championships for 3 classes: Formula, Raceboard, and Techno293. ......( more )
Posted On:  21/01/2009 13:43:44
The world is waking up to the possiblities and opportunities for raceboard racing!  Perhaps it should be "re-awakening". ......( more )
Posted On:  19/01/2009 16:15:53
The Australia Day Weekend, 23rd-26th January, will see the inaugural Longboard Windsurfing Festival happening on the East Coast of Australia. ......( more )
Posted On:  16/01/2009 17:54:04
The Med Cup is scheduled on 21 & 22 February in Yacht Club Pointe Rouge - For T293, Raceboard Junior and Raceboard classes or series. ......( more )
Posted On:  12/12/2008 17:43:31
Windsurfing NSW & LBWS present the 2009 Oceanic Raceboard Championships at Illawarra Yacht Club. ......( more )
Posted On:  18/10/2008 13:09:56
To owners of the Phantom Race 380 serial numbers #040 and above, ......( more )
Posted On:  09/10/2008 10:38:11
Competitors are reminded of the new requirements for sail numbering which will apply from January 1st 2009: ......( more )
Posted On:  22/08/2008 17:25:54
Windsurfing NSW & LBWS.com.au presents the 2009 Oceanic Raceboard Championships at Illawarra Yacht Club. ......( more )
Honk Kong Open Windsurfing Championships 2008
Posted On:  20/08/2008 12:47:48
19-24 November 2008 - Stanley Main Beach, Stanley, Hong Kong - Notice of Race
Posted On:  16/08/2008 20:46:49
The Sopot Junior, Youth & Masters Festival of Windsurfing has turned out to be a great event with 257 sailors competing in Techno293 and Raceboard classes. The windsurfers main goal being the Raceboard European Championship title and World Championship titles in Techno293, Raceboard Youth & Raceboard Masters fleets. ......( more )
Posted On:  15/08/2008 21:52:01
Another two races for all fleets today, the penultimate day of racing in the 2008 Sopot Windsurfing Festival.  Just a bit more wind would have been good, especially after the gluttony of last night's barbecue, but it remained tantalisingly light. ......( more )
Posted On:  14/08/2008 21:56:21
Paco Wirz has broken the tie with Max Wojcik at the top of the Raceboard Europeans leaderboard today, despite scoring his worst result so far in race 5, and has gained a three point lead.  ......( more )
Posted On:  13/08/2008 14:12:20
Race 4 means 1 discard.  Paco Wirz now shares the top spot with Pole Max Wojtek, both on 4 points and 5 points clear of their nearest rival Radim Kamensky from the Czech Republic. ......( more )
Raceboard Europeans, Youth & Masters Worlds - Race Day 3
Posted On:  13/08/2008 13:34:58
Paco Wirz of Italy has won race three with 56 year old Gunans Rozenbergs from Latvia second and Radim Kamensky (CZE) third.  Paco is also at the top of the Masters Fleet whilst Brit Alastair Masters leads the Youth Fleet.  The experience of the older guys shows as Alastair is 15th overall!

We await the results of race 4 . . . stay tuned!

Raceboard Europeans, Youth & Masters Worlds
Posted On:  12/08/2008 17:55:33
Sadly no wind on day two, so no racing!
Posted On:  11/08/2008 16:13:15
Almost 60 competitors from eleven European nations, together with a guest from the USA, have registered for the 2008 Raceboard European Championships taking place at the Sopocki Klub Zeglarski, Sopot, Poland this week.......( more )
International Raceboard Class Annual General Meeting 2008
Posted On:  07/08/2008 14:30:01
Thursday 14th August 2008, Sopot, Poland - scheduled to start at 20.00hrs.  The detailed location of the meeting room will be published on the event official notice board.  Agenda

Posted On:  30/06/2008 17:08:50
Sailed with 7.5m, 5 races in three days. First race wind was 12-25 knots, dropping to 4-13 knots for second to fourth races. The last race was only one upwind leg (high factor of luck).
Posted On:  28/06/2008 10:53:04
The 2008 AGM of the Raceboard Class will be held on Thursday 14th August during the Worlds in Sopot, Poland. ......( more )
Bic Hybrid charter for Raceboard Youth Worlds
Posted On:  28/06/2008 10:36:08
Ten complete board and rig packages from Bic Sport have been made available for charter by competitors entering the Raceboard Youth World Championship in Sopot.
 
 
Application for charter should be made to the Secretary  as soon as possible, at the latest by 23rd July. 
Raceboard Europeans added to Sopot JYM Festival
Posted On:  28/06/2008 10:28:00
An "open" division, for sailors aged between youth and masters categories, has been included in the schedule of events for the forthcoming Sopot Junior Youth and Masters Festival.
 
The Notice of Race has been amended to incude the Raceboard Europeans; and the deadline for online entry extended.
Campeonato Abierto de la Republica - Ranking Nacional 2008
Posted On:  19/06/2008 10:22:55
Last April the Open Championship of Argentina 2008 took place here in Mendoza. It was the first date of The National Shedule. There were 83 participants - we were visited by sailors from Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.

Results

Posted On:  15/05/2008 13:25:47
New rule, valid from January 1st 2009 till December 31st 2012, as approved in ISAF Submission: 228-07
Posted On:  15/04/2008 12:52:48
Civitavecchia in pictures
Posted On:  31/03/2008 10:13:44
For video and photo gallery from the event go to
 
Many thanks to Vincenzo Baglione from the Albaria Club in Mondelo,Sicily, who has once again generously let us use his photos. He more than deserves a plug for www.albaria.com and this year’s World Festival on the Beach

You will also find a report and more photos via the host club (the Lega Navale Civitavecchia) website or via the following link:  http://www.lnicivitavecchia.it/Quadri_Int/Camp_EU08.htm

Congratulations also to French duo and regular competitors at class championships - Bernard Buren (FRA 1881) leading grand master and Jean Asia (FRA 171) as first placed in veteran division.

Posted On:  29/03/2008 18:36:56

With perennial men's and women's champs Dennis Winstanley and Karen Constable taking this year off, the 2008 Windsurfer One Design championship on the Gippsland Lakes was always going to be hotly contested. The only problem was the Victorian government, which put up "no windsurfing" signs and warned of dangerous algae.

Posted On:  29/03/2008 18:31:09

Arguably the Exocet produced "Kona One" started the longboard revival which has seen a number of other manufacturers follow. The Kona has quickly gained popularity and momentum as an all weather cruising board and as a One Design Class in its own right. LBWS thought that it was timely to investigate the board . . .

Civitavecchia Final
Posted On:  24/03/2008 22:30:30

Sadly that's it, no more racing at Civitavecchia, so Sunday's three races constitute the Championship.  Marco Baglione and Paco Wirz are therefore Youth and Masters Champions.

Final Results

Posted On:  24/03/2008 08:25:43

Italian Marco Baglione has established a clear lead in the Youth Fleet with three bullets as storms have now subsided to allow three races on Day 2 of the Raceboard Youth and Masters Europeans at Civitavecchia.......( more )

Posted On:  23/03/2008 10:08:10
Notice of Race - CAMPEONATO ABIERTO DE LA REPUBLICA 2008, 1ra Fecha, Ranking Argentino de Windsurf 2008, Potrerillos, Mendoza, Del 27 al 30 de Marzo de 2008
Posted On:  22/03/2008 09:51:04

Competitors were warmly welcomed by the city of Civitavecchia during the opening ceremony following a colourful parade through the town.  7 countries are represented in the Raceboard fleets: ESP, FRA, GBR, GER, ITA, SUI and SVK but the overall competitor list, including techno sailors, numbers some 163 so it is a fantastic turnout.  Click here to view full entry list.......( more )

Posted On:  16/03/2008 17:56:02

Raceboard masters arrive in Civitavecchia, near Rome, this week for the eagerly awaited 2008 European Championships.  This early season event gives the opportunity for rivals for this year's world titles to test the strength of the opposition!......( more )

Posted On:  13/03/2008 20:27:00
The Notice of Race for the SOPOT Junior, Youth and Masters Festival of Windsurfing has now been published. This event includes the World Championships for Techno 6.8 and 7.8, Raceboard Youth and Raceboard Masters.......( more )
Posted On:  03/02/2008 21:11:50
A limited number of Bic One Design Hybrid boards, complete with the new OD 8.5 rig, are available for charter to raceboard youths wishing to attend the forthcoming European Championships in Civitavecchia from 20 to 24 March.......( more )
Video of Raceboard Worlds Argentina 2007
Posted On:  31/01/2008 14:25:10

Patrik Pollak SVK1 has recently posted this video of the Raceboard Worlds held in Argentina 2007 on YouTube.  Sit back and enjoy!

Part One 
Part Two

It will be available in higher resolution on his website at a later date.

Posted On:  07/01/2008 10:30:14
Posted On:  06/01/2008 00:00:00
The XXVII Argentinian Windsurfing Championship was held from December 5th to 9th in the Rio de la Plata waters. The organization of the Event was headed by the Metropolitan Windsurfing Association (MWA), Peru Beach Board Store and the Argentinian Association of Sailing Boards (AASB). Audit was performed by the Argentinian Yachting Federation (AYF).

These are the 2007 Argentine Champions: Fernando Consorte, Guillermo Zerga, Gustavo Idoyaga and Jose Bandoel.......( more )
Civitavecchia On-Line!
Posted On:  01/01/2008 12:13:58
The event web site www.trecc2008.it is now live!  Go visit for all the information you need for the Civitavecchia Festival of Windsurfing in March.
NoR published
Posted On:  31/12/2007 10:00:54
The Notice of Race for the 2008 Junior, Youth and Masters European Championships taking place at Lega Navale, Civitavecchia, Italy from 20 to 24 March 2008 has now been published.  Event information and links can be found on the competition page.
Posted On:  17/12/2007 11:24:36
Congratulations to James Grunfelder on winning the 2007-08 Aussie Raceboard nationals.  Great to see so many people, especially the next generation of racers enjoying such a great event.  Results, report and photos on the Windsurfing NSW website or view the post event newsletter here.
Posted On:  10/12/2007 10:32:20
Posted On:  30/10/2007 06:31:38

Lega Navale, Civitavecchia will host the 2008 European Championship for Techno 293 (junior racers) and Raceboard Youth and Masters.

IWA Executive Secretary, Ceri Williams, has just returned from a visit to Italy to conclude the contract and discuss arrangements for the event with Marco Corti, Club President, and members of his organising committee.

Posted On:  10/10/2007 05:59:34

A couple of enthusiasts in Australia have recently launched a website called LBWS - longboard windsurfing. The site aims to provide a forum for longboard enthusiasts from around the world to come together to discuss longboard windsurfing. Check it out!

Posted On:  09/10/2007 10:46:05
Mariano Reutemann takes the World Champion title!
 
Finally, the blue and white flag fluttered timidly to indicate that the Raceboard World Championships Potrerillos 2007 had reached its conclusion and gave the Championship title to Argentinian Mariano Reutemann.......( more )
Posted On:  07/10/2007 11:40:04

Now ten races have been completed.  Argentinian Mariano Reuteman seems secure at the top on his Phantom 380 as his nett points equal 13, a full 27 points ahead of his nearest rival.  ......( more )

Raceboard Worlds 2007
Posted On:  05/10/2007 11:03:13

Another two races have been completed making eight so far and what a difference a day makes, particularly for Brazilian Paulo Dos Reis who has slipped down to third place, a position shared with Patrik Pollak and Martin Berardo from Argentina sailing an Equipe.  Pierre Loquet's (FRA) third and second have lifted him to second place overall.  Mariano Reuteman has strengthened his hold on the top position by adding another two bullets.

Patricia Castro and Demita Vega shared the day's honours by taking one first and one second each so Patricia maintains her four point lead.

Posted On:  04/10/2007 10:54:43

67 competitors from 10 countries, 3 continents, have registered in Mendoza and perfect conditions have enabled 6 races so far.  One discard now comes into play.

Lightweight Mariano Reutemann (ARG 8) leads the overall results on his Phantom 380.  ......( more )

Raceboard Worlds 07
Posted On:  02/10/2007 12:10:29
Competitors are registering before the start of competition in beautiful Mendoza.  Stay tuned for more news, or visit the event website
Posted On:  15/09/2007 23:11:58
The Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 5 September 2007 have now been published
Formentera Worlds 2007 - Final
Posted On:  08/09/2007 09:10:44

A further 2 races on the last day to complete a full series of 12 races for all fleets.

A great end to a successful championship. The organiser, Asier Fernandez, and his team, backed by the island authority and Balearic Island government, have delivered a memorable event at the first attempt.

Full results

Posted On:  08/09/2007 08:33:07

Notice of Race has been published for Tallinn Week, September 21st- 23rd 2007, Tallinn Olympic Yachting Centre.

For accommodation we have offer ......( more )

Posted On:  04/09/2007 08:49:34

Over 200 competitors from 14 countries, representing 3 continents, have converged upon the beautiful island of Formentera for the 2007 Junior, Youth and Masters World Championships......( more )

Aviso de Regatas
Posted On:  03/09/2007 11:10:17
8 Fecha "CAMPEONATO ANUAL 2007 A.M.S.V" - 15 y 16 de Setiembre - Sede: Guarderia Puerto Tablas" - Notice of Race
Posted On:  22/08/2007 11:18:47

RSCC Chiemsee will be happy to welcome you to the following back to back / parallel races End of September:

Bavarian Masters
28 September 07
(Raceboard 7.5m/9.5m, Formula)

Chiemsee Insel-Marathon
29-30 September 07
(Open Class, RS:X, Raceboard 7.5m, Raceboard 9.5m) ......( more )

Posted On:  07/08/2007 10:55:44
Posted On:  18/07/2007 19:52:07
Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the International Raceboard Class to be held on Wednesday 5 September 2007 in Formentera, Spain.
Posted On:  13/07/2007 12:52:38

Official notice for all Competitors attending the Championships in Formentera. ......( more )

Due to popular demand . . .
Posted On:  12/06/2007 13:03:31

Grand Master and Veteran divisions have been added to the prize categories for the 2007 Raceboard Worlds.  The event organisers have responded to requests from "committed" raceboarders around the World to add these divisions - such is the attraction of the venue and the infectious enthusiasm of Argentina's racers!

Posted On:  11/06/2007 13:18:21
Accommodation......( more )
Posted On:  04/06/2007 13:40:25
Posted On:  02/06/2007 16:55:44

French competitor Antoine Bonnet scored a perfect 4 wins to count out of five races for the longboard fleet during the North sea Cup event held on 12/13 May in Ostend, Belgium.......( more )

The NoR for Worlds in Argentina is now published
Posted On:  17/05/2007 15:05:02

The 2007 Worlds will take place on Lake Potrerillos, near Mendoza City, Mendoza Province, Argentina, from 1st to 7th October.

Located near to the Andes mountain range the Lake is superbly located and, fortunately, it is blessed with consistant thermic winds.

The organisers, Asociacion Mendocina de Windsurf, are regular visitors to Raceboard championships and know what is required to host a truly memorable event.

In addition to a great location they are offering free accommodation for all competitors.

Notice of Race, entry forms and some info about the City of Mendoza now available.

Posted On:  12/05/2007 17:38:46
Posted On:  11/05/2007 10:44:09

ASA Israel and the Israel Yachting Association are pleased to announce the 23rd International ASA Windsurfing Championship & the 13th Winter Games to be held at Eilat, Israel from 24-27 February 2008. ......( more )

Posted On:  11/05/2007 09:35:39
North Sea Cup 2007
Posted On:  04/05/2007 10:20:02
Racing for T293, Raceboard, Hybrid, RS:X together with FW and FE takes place at Oostende, Belgium over the weekend of 11/12 May.  View Notice of Race and event poster.
Posted On:  26/04/2007 11:42:57

16th May until 20th May 2007 in Mondello, Palermo, including:

2007 World Festival On The Beach 16-20 May
2007 Nation Cup 16-20 May
2007 Sicily Grand Prix International Race 19-20 May......( more )

Posted On:  20/04/2007 20:34:42

Yesterday, 18th, a perfect sunny day on the Cote D'Azur - but unfortunately NO wind.

But today, at last, the wind arrived; time to finalise 2 races for men and one each for women and youth.......( more )

Posted On:  19/04/2007 11:13:30
Posted On:  17/04/2007 19:57:47
Two races today, except for the women's fleet, and enough races completed for a valid championship. ......( more )
Bandol race report - day 2
Posted On:  16/04/2007 18:39:18

A beautiful, sunny day here on the Bay of Bandol . . . but, sadly, no wind!

It looked for a short while, during mid afternoon, that a sea breeze may arrive, and the Race Officer prepared to call out the sailors.  However, it was not to be.So no results today; instead view the Equipment List - who is using what board and sail.

Posted On:  16/04/2007 18:10:19

Per Andersson gave much to the Raceboard Class through his involvement in the Starboard and Severne development programmes.  We were extremely sad to hear of his passing in Thailand at Easter.  Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Posted On:  16/04/2007 10:58:05

A difficult first day for both the race committee and the competitors!......( more )

Posted On:  15/04/2007 11:54:40

Racing has started at the 2007 Raceboard Europeans in the Bay of Bandol, situated on the beautiful Cote D'Azur, Southern France.......( more )

Posted On:  11/04/2007 16:39:54
Raceboard Youth and Masters
Posted On:  09/04/2007 10:39:02

Notice of Race has now been published for the Raceboard Youth and Masters Championships taking place in Formentera, Spain from the 1st to 7th September 2007

Posted On:  15/03/2007 19:26:31
From the 8th to 11th of March the "Open Championship of the Republic" was hosted by the Asociacion Mendocina de Windsurf (AMW) on Potrerillos Lake, near Mendoza in the Argentine. ......( more )
22nd Calema Midwinters
Posted On:  06/03/2007 13:11:52
.... Popular Raceboard Venue!  The Calema Midwinters is one of the few international regattas that attracts competitors from across all the "racing" classes - pro, olympic, amateur - and this year was no exception: Formula; Raceboard, longboard and hybrid; RSX, Prodigy and Kona.
 
The Raceboard Class was well represented - both longboard and hybrid - RSX, Prodigy and Kona.
 
Posted On:  04/03/2007 19:41:18
Posted On:  03/02/2007 16:39:51
Formentura 2007
Posted On:  02/02/2007 11:10:39
The Youths and Masters World Championships 2007 will be an event combined with the Techno 293 World Championships.  It will run from 1st to 7th September, in Formentura, Spain.  For a preview of the event, click here.
Raceboard Europeans - Bandol, France - 12-19 April 2007
Posted On:  01/02/2007 11:53:04

There has been a change of venue for the 2007 Raceboard Europeans - Bandol, Cote d'Azur, S.France; the dates remain unchanged. Many thanks to the Societe Nautique de Bandol for offering to host the championship.

The Notice of Race is now published. Competitors are requested to "pre enter" online via the IWA Website, as this will assist the organisers with their final preparations. Closing date for entry, with payment, March 31st.

Visit the club website: http://www.sn-bandol.com/

Onward into 2007
Posted On:  21/12/2006 17:26:14

2006 has been a successful year for the development of the class with the industry introducing new models of both hybrid and longboard.

2007 looks promising for the continued "re-invention" of raceboard racing, with championships once again featuring boy and girl youth titles.

Posted On:  21/12/2006 12:48:19
Posted On:  19/12/2006 09:50:11

January 12-14 2007 (week before Olympic Classes Regatta),
Miami, Florida

Classes:
Formula
RS:X
Open Hybrid
Prodigy
Kona
Raceboard
......( more )

Posted On:  02/12/2006 08:18:13
Minutes of the International Raceboard Class Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 23rd November 2006 in Pattaya have now been published
Posted On:  27/11/2006 09:28:01

A further 2 races on the last day of the 2006 King Power Raceboard World Championships.   Patrik Pollak  (SVK 1) seemed to have an unnassailable lead going into the last day of the championships - and a first place in Race 9 was enough to secure the championships and the World Title.......( more )

Posted On:  24/11/2006 11:16:48

Patrik extends his lead, but too close to call for 2nd place . . .......( more )

Posted On:  23/11/2006 11:52:15

After a further two races today at the 2006 King Power Raceboard World Championships the title chase is getting closer between the top 3! ......( more )

Posted On:  23/11/2006 09:36:46

After 5 races Patrik Pollak (SVK 1) is leading the charge for the title in the 2006 King Power Raceboard World Championships. With two first and two second places he just keeps his nose in front of second placed Riccardo Giordano (ITA 12). ......( more )

Posted On:  21/11/2006 11:02:24
The first day of racing at the 2006 King Power Raceboard World Championships was notable only for the widely fluctuating conditions at the Northpoint beachfront, Wong-Amat Beach, Pattaya. ......( more )
Posted On:  20/11/2006 11:09:47

The second day of the 2006 King Power Raceboard World Championships was spent completing sailor and equipment registration; and the competitors were putting the time to good use making final preparations to their boards and rigs.......( more )

Posted On:  19/11/2006 09:25:07

The opening night of the 2006 King Power Raceboard World Championship was a spectacular occasion. More than 800 people - sailors, officials, and guests - attended a gala evening hosted by Raimon Land and Northpoint. ......( more )

Posted On:  15/11/2006 09:45:19
Ceri Williams, Classes Representative on the ISAF Windsurfing Committee, filed this report on the meetings he attended during the week long conference. See also a summary of the daily reports published on the ISAF website.......( more )
Posted On:  08/11/2006 13:18:03
Posted On:  08/11/2006 11:27:58

Bright event attended by 93 competitors including POL, DEN, SWE, SVL, GER, ESP......( more )

Posted On:  07/11/2006 12:10:49
Agenda and Proposals have been published for the AGM to be held on 23 November 2006
Posted On:  02/11/2006 11:11:08

The 2006 Worlds promises to be a bit special. ......( more )

Posted On:  27/10/2006 11:06:15

Members are reminded that the closing date for poposals to be added to the agenda of the forthcoming AGM is 30th October.......( more )

Update on Phantom Boards Charter
Posted On:  04/10/2006 11:00:40

Superstar Julien Quentel will be riding for Starboard on a new Phantom raceboard model that will be officially unveiled at the  Raceboard Worlds to be held in Pattaya, Thailand - home to some of the World's leading windsurfing companies.

10 of these brand new models will be available for charter and 5 Serenity boards will be on demo at the event site.

To charter a Phantom contact Thanit Raksanaves

Exocet Warp X-380
Posted On:  27/09/2006 11:38:06

Exocet have introduced a new "longboard" to the Raceboard scene: http://www.exocet-original.com/products/warpx.asp

Action shots featuring Exocet's Patrice Belbeoch on: http://www.exocet-original.com/forum/read.asp?ID=1793

Posted On:  26/09/2006 20:01:48

Notice is given for the 2006 Annual General Meeting of the International Raceboard Class.

Venue - Pattaya,Thailand.
Date - Thursday, 23rd November 2006

Agenda

Phantom charter available for Worlds
Posted On:  26/09/2006 13:31:24
Following the successful introduction of the new Phantom to the racing scene  Starboard are offering to provide charter boards for the forthcoming Worlds in Thailand. Full details will follow - but another great opportunity to combine a holiday in the sun with some great recreational racing.

Posted On:  04/09/2006 13:46:32
Update on Raceboard Worlds Board Charter
Posted On:  30/08/2006 18:10:35

The charter price for a Kona board during the Raceboard Worlds is Euro 100. 

To charter a Kona Board, contact Exocet for booking and further information; before 1st November 2006.

Two events in Thailand - Raceboard Worlds and Kona International
Posted On:  27/08/2006 09:58:58

Following closely behind the the 2006 Raceboard Worlds will be the inaugural International Championships of the Kona class.

The events will be held in Pattaya,Thailand - the Raceboard Worlds from 18th to 25th November, followed by the Kona Championships from 28th November to 3rd December.

To learn more about the "Kona Concept" go to:

http://www.exocet-original.com/kona-windsurfing/concept.asp

You will find a link to the Kona website on right hand side of this homepage.

Charter boards will be available - for both championships - but must be ordered by November 1st.

For details and Notice of Race visit the Kona website (Events), or:

http://www.exocet-original.com/kona-windsurfing/notice-of-race.asp

Posted On:  08/08/2006 16:26:15
Three races today for the Youths in great sailing conditions - giving the fleet a second discard and an 11 race series.......( more )
Posted On:  06/08/2006 17:14:57
Overnight leader Paco Wirz (ITA 1) emerged as 2006 Masters Champion with a first and a fourth place in today's racing. ......( more )
Posted On:  04/08/2006 10:03:22

Kevin Festocq (FRA 12) continued his dominant form with 2 more first places - 6 straight wins!......( more )

Posted On:  04/08/2006 09:57:42

Another light wind day, and another 2 races completed.  The early signs were promising - sailors arriving at the race site in the morning were faced with a 9/10 knot breeze that looked to be increasing.......( more )

Posted On:  13/07/2006 18:30:06
Raceboard Worlds, Thailand
Posted On:  07/07/2006 20:06:59
Notice of Race for the Raceboard Worlds in Pattaya,Thailand
from 18 to 25 November 2006 has now been published.
Posted On:  10/06/2006 11:45:48
Posted On:  11/05/2006 11:09:51
Posted On:  16/04/2006 11:37:00
Posted On:  06/04/2006 11:53:24
The Official event web site for the Junior Youth and Masters Worlds in Marsala is now on line.  Some more details in English will be given later. The competitors will find the information how to reach Marsala, the hotel accommodation and prices as well as the official notice of race and the entry form. Further information will be loaded later.

As concerns the camper allocation, we don't have a special area for campers. However they can be parked near the clubs and the competitors can use the facilities the clubs offer.

Posted On:  07/03/2006 18:53:15
IWA Associate Membership Proposal 2006
Posted On:  07/03/2006 18:52:34
We have pleasure in presenting our Associate Membership proposal for 2006
2006 Raceboard Worlds confirmed
Posted On:  27/02/2006 12:00:00

This year's Raceboard World Championships is now confirmed for Thailand from 18th to 26th November.

The event will be organised by the Eastern Windsurfing Club supported by the Windsurfing Association of Thailand, an experienced team who have organised many championshps in the past, including Formula and Mistral World Championships.

As with previous championships the venue will be Pattaya; the official hotel - Pattaya Park Beach Resort; and an excess baggage allowance with official airline - Thai Airways - will be confirmed soon.

The Notice of Race will be available shortly - reserve the dates in your diary - NOW!

NoR 2006 Raceboard Youth and Masters World Championship
Posted On:  27/02/2006 11:34:00

The Notice of Race for the 2006 Raceboard Youth and Masters World Championship is now published.

The championships form part of the established Junior, Youth & Masters Festival, and take place in Marsala, Sicily, from 31st July to 6th August.

The Raceboard Youth Worlds will be competed only on "hybrid" raceboards, and competitors are limited to using sails of 8.5 sq.m maximum size.

The Raceboard Masters Worlds will include a "hybrid" division, and the Mistral (MOD) Masters.

Competitors may register a pre-entry, or pay online via IWA website.

Posted On:  11/02/2006 08:44:41
Posted On:  03/02/2006 11:49:11
Read an interesting report on the Kona by Patis "Pop" Waivong. Click on "The Newsletter Online Issue 18" on the Exocet website to view.
Travel arrangements to Argentina for SA Championships
Posted On:  01/02/2006 09:49:25
If you are travelling to the forthcoming South American Windsurfing Championships in the Province of Chubut, ARG, please contact Claudia Cordi, in the Department of Tourism, who is waiting to help you finalise your arrangements. Claudia is co-ordinating with the official airline - Aerolinus Argentinas
Posted On:  23/01/2006 17:27:22

Twenty six competitors completed a 7 race series at the Australian Nationals hosted by Dobroyd Aquatic Club, NSW over the weekend 21/22 January.......( more )

Med Cup Marseille 2006 - 24 to 26 February
Posted On:  20/01/2006 09:40:31
"Hybrid" - a division of Raceboard 2006 onwards
Posted On:  09/01/2006 18:15:56

The last AGM of the International Raceboard Class elected to include "hybrid" raceboards as a division of the class.

Hybrids are defined as raceboards having a maximum length of 320 cm. In all other respects the standard class rules apply - the other key points relating to a board dimensions: minimum length 270cm, and maximum width 100.5cm.

Equipment Rules relating to weight, fin, centreboard, sail and rig components, and limitations, are unchanged (link to Class Rules )

Additionally, at the 2006 Raceboard Youth World Championships competitors will be limited to registering hybrid boards.

At all other Class Championhips hybrid will be a prize category with "class titles" . . . unless otherwise stated.

Posted On:  09/01/2006 11:37:50

Dear friends,

I want to invite you all to probably one of the best events in the last five years of South America. The South American Championships will be held in the Patagonia Argentina, well known as one of the most beautiful places in earth. The event will take part from the 10th to the 19th of March. ......( more )

2006 SOUTH-AMERICAN CONTINENTAL WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIP
Posted On:  06/01/2006 20:40:30
Friday March 10 to Sunday March 19 in Puerto Madryn, Province of Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina - RSX; Formula Windsurfing, & Race board, Slalom, Freestyle - Notice of Race
Invitation to Eilat
Posted On:  07/12/2005 10:03:58

From 15 to 18 January 06 we are going to have ASA championships in Eilat, Israel. Usually a windy spot - eternel summer! Nice party town. (Notice of Race)

The week before, the Israeli team and all Israeli sailors will be training on the site. We can help with some technical stuff. A big minim (u15) and juniors (u17)event (last year 100 alohas and 30 6.6) but everyone is invited. Contact me for any details.

Yair Suari

More from dswv.net
Posted On:  28/11/2005 16:43:24

Due to the come back trend of the industry, going back to the roots and getting longer, the originally Hybrid Race­board named comparison chart is now extended and in­cludes new hybrid boards also for leisure and family sail­ing, special concepts like Serenity and old style traditional raceboards. You can watch a hybrid board / long board comparison chart from brand names Bic, Exocet, F2, Fa­natic, Neil Pryde, Starboard, Tabou and also some pictures of these boards.

Posted On:  25/11/2005 09:37:04

A guide to the range of sails currently available for use by Raceboard sailors can be viewed on dwsv.net.  NB:  This list is a guide only and may not be an exhaustive list of sails available.

Posted On:  18/11/2005 14:30:39

The 26th Singapore Open Windsurfing Championship will be held at the East Coast beach in Singapore. It is an annual event organized by the BSAS with the support of the Singapore Sailing Federation (SSF). ......( more )

Australian National Raceboard & RSX Championships 2006
Posted On:  16/11/2005 10:13:39
Dobroyd Aquatic Club, Rodd Point, NSW, 21/22 January 2006 - RSX, Raceboard including IMCO, Women, Hybrid, Masters, Open, Youth. Notice of Race / View poster
Amendment to II New Year's Race
Posted On:  13/11/2005 16:36:22
Notice of Race II "Bay of Cadiz - New Year" Training Race for RS:X, IMCO, MJOD, TECHNO 293 and RACEBOARD - Puerto Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain, January 2006 - CHANGE TO SCHEDULE and ENTRY FORM
Posted On:  09/11/2005 12:40:20
Posted On:  22/10/2005 09:20:35
(RS:X, MOD, MJOD, Techno 293 & Raceboard) Puerto Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain - January 2nd to 4th, 2006. Notice of Race
Posted On:  18/10/2005 10:57:28
Posted On:  12/10/2005 16:35:27
Julien Bontemps and Carmen Vaz Raceboard World Champions!
Posted On:  08/10/2005 18:24:42

Two more races today brought the 2005 Raceboard World Championships to a close in Cadiz.  After a total of twelve races, Julien Bontemps (FRA) has held on to the top slot to take the Raceboard World Champion title for 2005.  Nicolas Huguet (FRA) has moved up to second place whilst Joeri van Dijk has managed to kick Curro Manchon off the podium - same overall total of points but the tie is broken on discards.

Men's results - Gold Fleet

Men's Results - Silver Fleet

In the ladies, Carmen Vaz takes the Raceboard Women's Championship title.  Bryony Shaw (GBR) and Faustine Merret (FRA) kept hold of their second and third places.  Lucy Horwood's two bullets today brought her up from eighth to sixth but this final flourish is not enough to put her on the podium.

Women's results

 

Posted On:  07/10/2005 20:19:38

Some dramatic changes at the top of the leaderboard after another three races today, ......( more )

Posted On:  06/10/2005 18:01:17

Patrik Pollak (SVK) is back at the top of the Men's leaderboard after scoring two wins in three races today. ......( more )

Posted On:  06/10/2005 09:58:15

Another 2 races were held yesterday (Wednesday) at the Raceboard Worlds in Cadiz in light winds.  ......( more )

Posted On:  05/10/2005 12:01:52
El Puerto de Santa Maria, October 4th - The more than 130 windsurfers from 24 countries gathered in Cadiz, Spain to compete in the Raceboard Worlds were faced with difficult wind conditions on the first day of racing. ......( more )
Posted On:  04/10/2005 17:54:53
Race Two......( more )
Posted On:  04/10/2005 17:04:35
More results from the first race: ......( more )
Posted On:  04/10/2005 14:15:02
Racing is under way in Cadiz for the 93 men and 35 women from 24 countries, spanning 4 continents. ......( more )
Posted On:  04/10/2005 14:13:55
Olympic gold medallist Faustine MERRET (FRA) and Mistral World Champion Nicolas HUGUET (FRA) took the spoils in Spain as the RS:X Cadiz Race drew to a close this afternoon. With over 100 windsurfers competing, the event is by far the largest for the new RS:X board to date and has provided a fascinating glimpse at the future of Olympic windsurfing.
Posted On:  29/09/2005 12:11:20
Around 100 of the World's best windsurfers are heading to Cadiz, Spain for the largest Neil Pryde RS:X event to date.
Posted On:  23/09/2005 11:56:06
The revised agenda, including proposals, has now been published.
II Bay of Cadiz - New Year Training Race
Posted On:  22/09/2005 09:38:41
Following on from last year's successful event the Notice of Race for the 2006 'Bay of Cadiz - New Year' Training Race has been published.
 
For 2006 the race has been opened up to the Rceboard Class, in addition to IMCO and MJOD sailors.
 
A wonderful opportunity to get some early season training - many sailors and teams combine the event with training both before and after the race.
 
To find out more contact Deborah Powell
Posted On:  16/09/2005 13:19:37

Competitors entering the Raceboard Worlds in Cadiz are reminded of the requirement to be a member of their National Raceboard Class Association......( more )

Posted On:  11/09/2005 15:56:20

It seems that some sailors and coaches think that, by entering for the RS:X event, they have entered for the Raceboard Worlds and vice versa.......( more )

RSX is a Raceboard . . .
Posted On:  09/09/2005 12:54:58

Some confusion still exists regarding RSX status as an ISAF Production Raceboard. This is due to the fact the board has not yet been added to the 'official' ISAF list. This is merely an administrative error and will be corrected.  Many RSX sailors have already entered the 2005 Raceboard Worlds in Cadiz.

Register now!

2005 Raceboard AGM
Posted On:  07/09/2005 09:23:12
The agenda has now been published.
Posted On:  05/09/2005 17:28:58
Ten days to the close of pre entries to Raceboard Worlds . . .
Posted On:  31/08/2005 08:42:12

Competitors are reminded to submit their entries by Sept 10th if they wish to take of advantage of the cheaper pre-entry fee.

Posted On:  23/08/2005 19:59:00

Preliminary notice is given of the 2005 International Raceboard Class Annual General Meeting which will take place during the forthcoming World Championships, Cadiz, Spain.......( more )

Posted On:  16/08/2005 10:13:08

32 year old Patrik Pollak of Slovakia was undeniably the European Champion of the event, winning eight out of a total of nine races for the Raceboard Fleet.  ......( more )

Raceboard Masters Worlds and Raceboard Europeans, Sopot, Poland - 6-14 August 2005
Posted On:  11/08/2005 21:58:15
After the strong winds of Wednesday, today started very calm, only 15 degrees, and wet! However, all the competitors were sent out on the water and racing began as the wind showed up. Three races in all today and results and photos can be found on the event website
Posted On:  10/08/2005 16:02:25
Frustrated competitors waited on shore all day because it was too windy for competition! Gusty offshore winds of 37 knots were recorded and hopes of competition were finally abandoned shortly after 4.00 pm local time......( more )
Raceboard Masters Worlds and Raceboard Europeans, Sopot, Poland - 6-14 August 2005
Posted On:  07/08/2005 19:37:53
Registration is under way at Sopot.  Some competitors have been testing the water but conditions are extremely light with a mixture of sunshine and showers. A great carnival atmosphere awaited those who ventured into town for the Sopot Festival.  Competition starts Tuesday.
Open International Swedish Championship
Posted On:  28/07/2005 21:52:16
Swedish Windsurfing Association in cooperation with Swedish sailing federation will arrange Open International Swedish Championship for the Olympic classes. The event will be held in Nynashamn, Sweden between 18th to 21st of August. For Windsurfing, the championship will include both RS:X and Formula Windsurfing class. All international sailors are welcome. more information
RS:X and Hybrids News
Posted On:  25/07/2005 15:13:21

We bring you articles from the DSWV website of great interest to Raceboard competitors:

- comparison of hybrid boards

Nick Dempsey's review of the RS:X

. . . all very exciting!

Posted On:  10/07/2005 18:19:53
Posted On:  07/07/2005 10:46:32

When the class rules were revised for competition from 2005 onwards, not only were the board rules relaxed to permit the use of the new generation of 'hybrid' raceboards such as those developed for the Olympic Equipment evaluation, but also the sail rules were changed.

RACEBOARD resurgence . . .
Posted On:  25/06/2005 21:08:25
. . .  continues with the scheduling of a European Championships alongside the Junior, Youth and Masters event to be held at Sopot, Poland, in early August.

Established 'longboards' will be able to race against the new breed of 'hybrids', includng the RS:X, in the first international championships under new class rules.

Sailors entering the Raceboard Masters Worlds gain automatic entry to the Europeans as fleets will be combined for racing.

Posted On:  13/06/2005 12:33:17
Posted On:  22/05/2005 10:05:22
The 2005 RACEBOARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held from Sunday October 2nd to Saturday October 8th 2005, in Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain.
Posted On:  20/05/2005 10:21:06

It is with mixed feelings we bid farewell to Rory from the post of Executive Secretary of IWA - we will miss his guiding hand on the tiller, but at the same time recognise our loss is someone else's gain. ......( more )

Posted On:  14/05/2005 08:05:37
Posted On:  08/05/2005 08:07:17
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