iFoil: the new Olympic windsurfing equipment

The iFoil has been selected as the official windsurfing equipment of the 2024 Olympic Games and beyond.

The new one-design equipment presented by Starboard is a light, compact, and highly competitive foiling option developed for men weighing between 65 and 85 kilograms, and for women weighing between 55 to 70 kilograms.

Most of the iFoil components are the same for both male and female athletes, except for the rig size – sail and mast.

Starboard iFoil selected as official windsurfing equipment for Paris 2024

World Sailing announced that Starboard’s iFoil has been recommended as the official windsurfing equipment for the Paris 2024.

In the early October water trials, the governing body for the sport of sailing analyzed five classes and equipment – Formula Foil, Glide, iFoil, RS:X, and Windfoil 1.

Later, the Paris 2024 Windsurfer Evaluation Working Party released a report with a recommendation to World Sailing’s Equipment Committee.

Windsurf and kite launch site at risk in Tauranga

Kiwi windsurfers are about to lose one of their finest launching spots.

Windsurfing New Zealand launched the alert. The Kulim Park launching spot will be lost unless riders and citizens put in a submission.

“As part of the Tauranga City Council Kulim Park upgrade, one part of the proposal is to redirect the main road in the park and bollard off grass areas,” explains Bruce Spedding, president of Windsurfing NZ.

Japan prepares for the Défi Wind Super Stars

Défi Wind Japan will return to Miyako Island, in Japan, for its second edition, from February 1-8, 2020.

Building on the success of the first edition, the long-distance professional and amateur windsurfing event is gaining momentum.

The paradise island is expecting 150 windsurfers.

A violent crash between a windsurfer and a kitesurfer

No one wants to get injured, especially when having fun in the water.

However, sometimes, accidents happen. And this time, in a dramatic collision between a windsurfer and a kitesurfer, the outcome could’ve been fatal.

In sailing, the first common sense rule tells us to “avoid collisions at all cost, even when you have the right of way.”