The official windsurfing equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will start to be delivered in January 2020.
World Sailing, the world governing body for the sport of sailing, announced that the initial 50 orders will be supplied by the end of January.
The equipment production will then increase to 150 boards in February, 200 boards in March, 300 by the end of May, and 400 onwards.
The Notice of Race for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition has been publicly released.
The competition kicks off on July 26 and runs until August 6 at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour, in Enoshima, and will feature 350 athletes.
The Notice of Race features the official conditions for the ten sailing events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, including details on the rules, regulations, entry and qualification guidelines, format, scoring, schedule, venue, and courses.
It’s a wrap. The 2019 Luderitz Speed Challenge is over.
Once again, some of the world’s fastest windsurfers raced for personal, national, and world records at the legendary Namibian speed strip.
This year, there were no world records, though. But the bar has definitely been raised, and Antoine Albeau’s 2015 mark – 53.27 knots – will sooner or later be broken.
Speed sailing is one of the most exciting disciplines in windsurfing.
There are not many places in the world where windsurfers can drive their gear at around 100 kilometers per hour (54 knots). Luderitz, in Namibia, is one of those places.
The most popular speed windsurfing division invites athletes to achieve the highest average speed over 500 meters. The current world record holder is Antoine Albeau, with 53.27 knots.
The 40th edition of the World Ice and Snow Sailing Championships will be held in Pärnu, Estonia, from February 10-15, 2020.
The event is run by the World Ice and Snow Sailing Association (WISSA).
Estonia, one of the countries where winter windsurfing was “invented,” hosts the iconic event for the sixth time.
Vincent Valkenaers nearly set a new windsurfing speed world record at the 2019 Luderitz Speed Challenge in Namibia.
Four years and 15 days later, Antoine Albeau’s long-lasting world record of 53.27 knots was nearly broken.
This time, the Belgian windsurfer reached 53.25 knots, which means he fell short of a historical record by 0.03 knots.