Please select your home edition
Edition
Giacomo Yacht Sale

RS-X Windsurfing World Championship - Dempsey makes history in Búzios

by Mariana Peccicacco/Velassessoria on 8 Mar 2013
2013 RS:X World Championship Vincenzo Baglione http://www.albaria.com/
The 2013 RS:X Windsurfing World Championship winners in Búzios, Brazil have now been decided. Despite the good weather, the sailors had to wait for almost an hour to do the medal race. It was about 13h (1600GMT) when the race committee started the men’s race.

The British Nick Dempsey was the leader of the competition, nine points ahead the Dutchman Dorian Van Rijsselberge, in second. On the water, each sailor did their own race, and Dorian could manage better the shifty winds and won the race, finishing second on the championship. Nick was second on the race, adding four more points on the overall results, enough to ensure his second world title. Curiously, it is the inverted podium of the last Olympics when Dorian was gold and Nick silver in his homewaters in Weymouth.




'I’m very happy. The race was really difficult because of the wind and I was a little anxious, but everything was good at the end', said Nick Dempsey, the first man to secure two world titles in the RS:X board.

Who was also happy was the Greek Byron Kokkalanis. He, local Ricardo ‘Bimba’ Winicki and the Israeli Nimrod Mashiah went to the race with the same 41 points. So whoever finished the race in the front would ensure the bronze medal. Kokkalanis ended the medal race in third, celebrating a lot after the finishing line.

'It was really hard, I had to fight with Bimba and luckily this was my turn. I knew he was going to fight to be third so my goal was to end in front of him. I had a lot of problems in the past year, lost the European Championship on the tiebreaker and the third place on the Worlds by one point, so today was my day,' celebrated Kokkalanis.

Bimba was racing at home and was considered one of the favorites to win the race today, but the fight with Kokkalanis put him in sixth on the race and fourth at the championship.

'Everybody had the same chances and I needed to put the Greek and the Israeli behind me. I got rid of Nimrod on the start, but Kokkalanis sailed really well, on my neck and finished two positions ahead,' said Bimba.

On the girls fleet, the Israeli Lee El Korsiz did a great job yesterday, opening 21 points from the fellow Maayan Davidovich, ensuring the third world title in a row. Despite that, she sailed the medal race, ending it in eighth. The winner, for the cheer of the local crowd, was the Brazilian Patrícia Freitas. 'I’m so happy that I cannot explain my feelings. Brazil has a great energy and it was essential for me to win,' said Lee, the three times RS:X world champion.



Final results:

Men’s Fleet


1. 1. Nick Dempsey, GBR, 30 pontos perdidos
2. 2. Dorian Van Rijsselberge, NED, 37 pp
3. 3. Byron Kokkalanis, GRE, 49 pp
4. 4. Ricardo Winick, BRA, 53 pp
5. 5. Piotr Myszka, POL, 57 pp
6. 6. Nimrod Maschiah, ISR, 59 pp
7. 7. Shahar Zubari, ISR, 77 pp
8. 8. Ivan Pastor, ESP, 78 pp
9. 9. Pierre Le Coq, FRA, 84 pp
10. 10. Louis Giard, FRA, 87 pp

Women’s Fleet:

1. 1. Lee-El Korsiz, ISR, 44 pontos perdidos
2. 2. Bryony Shaw, GBR, 60 pp
3. 3. Maayan Davidovich, ISR, 67 pp
4. 4. Tuuli Petaja-Siren, FIN, 71 pp
5. 5. Charline Picon, FRA, 77 pp
6. 6. Qiaoshan Weng, CHN, 81 pp
7. 7. Blanca Manchon, ESP, 88 pp
8. 8. Patrícia Freitas, BRA98 pp
9. 9. Olha Maslivets, UKR, 100 pp
10. 10. Hayley Chan, HKG, 119 RSX Windsurfing World Championship website

Zhik AkzoNobelb 660x82Giacomo Yacht SaleRaja Muda 660x82

Related Articles

Noireaux and Zollet take the win in Baja Desert Showdown
Kazuki Ishihara opens with a smooth ride down the line, Hiroshi Hashimoto finds one to work the inside section. Heat eight opens with Boujmaa Guilloul riding a small wall at the Punta, but it’s enough for him to show his expressive turns and aerials. Federico Morisio was speeding down the race track to the Chili Bowl to find big aerial sections.
Posted on 22 Aug
GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – Round 4 – Airton triumphs in Big-Air Feast
Some of the riders might have been hoping for a bit of a rest today after an action-packed conclusion to the main event The wind was blowing cross-offshore at the main beach so the decision was made to move the event across the peninsula to the lagoon next to the harbour where it was blowing cross-shore from the left and much more steadily.
Posted on 22 Aug
Wind and waves on Day 1 of the Baja Desert Showdown
Riders from 14 countries were arriving all morning, and after a quick skippers meeting the first heats kicked off The bar was set high from round one with current IWT overall ranked number two Morgan Noireaux against San Carlos veteran Kevin McGillvray, French standout Maxime Fevrier, and none other than Francisco Goya himself, who surprised the crew with his unexpected last minute arrival for the event!
Posted on 21 Aug
GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – Round 4 – Matchu Lopes takes the title
Matchu is the reigning champion, but ideally needed a win here in Germany to close the sizable gap Julien Kerneur had the potential to score his first podium, or would we get another sensational showdown in the final between heavyweight unhooker Airton, whose dominant strapless freestyle performances have led many to wonder if he can actually be beaten on flat water this season, versus the ultra-fluid, smooth and stylish Matchu.
Posted on 21 Aug
Countdown to Formula Kite Worlds in Oman reaches 100-day landmark
The final countdown has begun to the biggest date in kiteboarding calendar – Formula Kite World Championships in Oman. The final countdown has begun to the biggest date in the kiteboarding calendar – the Formula Kite World Championships in Oman.
Posted on 12 Aug
Kite Speed World Championship– Oman acclaimed as kiteboarding paradise
The event attracted some of the world’s best known kite boarders who gave the Masirah Beach Camp venue The event attracted some of the world’s best known kite boarders who gave the Masirah Beach Camp venue and ideal kiteboarding conditions in the flat and shallow lagoon an unconditional vote of approval.
Posted on 9 Aug
Manly Sailing Club to host 2019 O’pen BIC World Championships
Manly Sailing Club, in Auckland, New Zealand, has lodged a successful bid to host the 2019 O’pen BIC World Championships Manly Sailing Club, in Auckland, New Zealand, has lodged a successful bid to host the 2019 O’pen BIC World Championships, following a presentation by the club's newly elected Commodore, Sir Russell Coutts, at the recent International O’pen BIC Class Association AGM.
Posted on 8 Aug
Hydrofoil Pro Tour USA – Day 3
Now that we have over five heats of racing the dropouts start taking effect. There is battle brewing all over the field With yesterday being a wash, three heats are run before the 1:30pm skippers meeting for the Bay Challenge. The wind just started coming up with many on 15m kites.
Posted on 6 Aug
GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – Day 5 – Expression session
It’s been a solid week of pumping wind here in Sotavento and Friday's plan was to hold a Big-Air competition No heats, no scoring and no pressure - the riders were free to do as they pleased and many treated it as an opportunity to go for some new tricks that they might not normally attempt in a competitive heat.
Posted on 6 Aug
Hydrofoil Pro Tour - Day 2
Second day of racing for 2017 Hydrofoil Pro Tour in San Francisco, CA, USA at Crissy Field brought abnormal conditions Today, the second day of racing for the 2017 Hydrofoil Pro Tour in San Francisco, CA, USA at Crissy Field brought abnormal conditions. The skies are filled with clouds which shuts down the wind.
Posted on 6 Aug