Please select your home edition
Edition
Predictwind - Iridium

RS-X action on the horizon with trio of events in Brest

by Coralie Rassinoux on 2 Jul 2013
RS:One action NeilPryde
The 2013 RS:X European Windsurfing Championships, the RS:X Open Youth European Windsurfing Championships and the RS:One European Championships are set to be organised in Brest, France by Les Crocodiles de L'Elorn in co-operation with the French Sailing Federation (Federation Française de Voile, FFV) and NeilPryde Bikes from the 30th June to 7th July.

Brest, homeport to many sailing record events will host the three European Championships bringing together the future and present champions of both the RS:X and RS:One windsurfing classes. 270 athletes from 38 different countries will gather in the Port du Moulin, with 240 competing in the RS:X Olympic Class (half of which are participating in the Youth European Championships) and 30 in the RS:One Class.

Ladies first and the Womens RS:X competition that will see an impressive line-up. Bryony Shaw from the UK, who finished second in this year’s World Championships and won Bronze medal in Qingdao in 2008, will make sure to give rival Maayan Davidovich from Israel, third in this year’s Worlds and second in last year’s Europeans, a run for her money. 2012 French Champion Charline Picon knows the Brest waters very well as she won her French title here as well as her European Vice-Champion title in 2008. She will be one to watch as are Blanca Manchon from Spain, Flavia Tartaglini from Italy, winner of the last Eurosaf Cup and the winner of last year’s Youth European Championships, Italy’s Veronica Fanciulli.

In the Mens RS:X competition, Przemys?aw Miarczy?ski from Poland, bronze medal in the last Olympics will defend his 2012 title but competition will be fierce as British World Champion Nick Dempsey, also second in the 2012 Olympics will be in Brest with a firm intention to add the 2013 European title to his list of achievements. The level of the fleet is high with last year’s podium reunited; both Byron Kokkalanis from Greece and Piotr Myszka from Poland aiming to improve their performances. Last year’s winner of the U21 European Championship, Thomas Guyard from France will tackle the big guys this year as will Pawel Tarnowski from Poland who won the Youth European Championship last year.

Sign of good health, the RS:X Class can pride itself in a record number of participants in its Youth European Championships. The champions of tomorrow will get the chance to get acquainted with large scale events and despite both men and women title holders now moved on to the European Championships, Saskia Sills from GB, second in the Youth Worlds 2012 and third in the Youth Europeans 2012 will have to fight off her fellow countrywomen Imogen Sills and Noelle Finch as well as Shahar Tibi and Noga Geller from Israel. In the Mens Youth European Championship, Kieran Martin from GB, second in the Youth Worlds 2012 and third in the Youth Europeans 2012 will enter as favourite.

30 competitors are expected in the RS:One Class. A cosmopolitan fleet will be on the start lines with athletes from European countries such as Italy, Poland and Turkey as well as from further afield with sailors from Tunisia, Singapore or New Zealand. The Tunisian Team will find the event great preparation for the Raceboard African Championships, the first significant windsurfing championships to be hosted in Tunisia later this year.

For the Singapore Team, these championships are another stepping stone in their preparation for the 27th South East Asian Games, hosted by Myanmar in December 2013, which will include windsurfing in the RS:One Class as an event within the sailing regatta.

Inaugural World Championships were held last year in Boracay, Philippines and the European Championships took place in Sopot, Poland. This competition in Brest is the next opportunity to promote this fast developing class.

Athletes are expected in Brest on Sunday 30th June. Monday 1st July will be dedicated to registration, equipment checks, practice races, coach meetings and the opening ceremony. Racing starts on Tuesday 2nd July through to Sunday seventh included, Thursday fourth being a reserve day.

The prize-giving ceremony will take place on Sunday 7th July at 8pm. Bring it on! RSX Website
Southern Spars - 100Bakewell-White Yacht DesignWildwind 2016 660x82

Related Articles

Hydrofoil Pro Tour – Rockingham plays part to shape future of sailing
Coastal community just 25min south of Perth, Western Australia, has whole-heartedly embraced the chance to make history. Rarely does a small city like Rockingham get an opportunity to shape the future of sailing. But the coastal community just 25min south of Perth, Western Australia, has whole-heartedly embraced the chance to make history at the cutting-edge of kitehydrofoil racing and sailing.
Posted on 1 Dec
Parlier unbeatable in World Hydrofoil Pro Tour Final Round
The regatta was sailed in good breezes throughout and Cruising Yacht Club which ran the event, did a sensational job The regatta was sailed in good breezes throughout and Rockingham’s Cruising Yacht Club which ran the event did a sensational job in managing it, with the support of Rockingham Apartments and the City of Rockingham.
Posted on 30 Nov
Hydrofoil Pro Tour – Day 4 – Training partners clinch the first title
For his rivals it was an ominous warning. Parlier grabbed the inaugural crown winning every race of the final stop. For his rivals it was an ominous warning. France’s Nico Parlier grabbed the inaugural crown winning every race of the climactic final stop at Rockingham, Western Australia, despite conditions that ranged from light airs to ballistic breezes at the close.
Posted on 30 Nov
Parlier and Moroz on cruise control despite tricky conditions
It is a measure of the sheer pace and control of France’s Nico Parlier that one of the world’s fastest kitefoilers It is a measure of the sheer pace and control of France’s Nico Parlier that one of the world’s fastest kitefoilers, Britain’s Olly Bridge, finds himself overhauled on a reach to the line when he finally thought he had an elusive race win in his grasp.
Posted on 29 Nov
The Doctor brings good times for Hydrofoil World Pro Tour
Day three of the Hydrofoil World Pro Tour Final Round brought with it perfect conditions for fast kite racing. Day three of the Hydrofoil World Pro Tour Final Round brought with it perfect conditions for fast kite racing. The Fremantle Doctor, the local sea breeze that kicks in reliably during Perth summer months, arrived early and when the first of today’s six races began, was registering 16 to 18 knots with gusts just over 20 – similar conditions to day two, but with less venom in the gusts.
Posted on 28 Nov
Hydrofoil Pro Tour – Day 2 – Best conditions deliver the best racing
Whatever the breeze may have lacked for the opening clashes of the finale, it more than made up for it on the second day Whatever the breeze may have lacked for the opening clashes of the finale, it more than made up for it on the second day, which delivered unbeatable conditions and intense battles among the world’s fastest kite racers.
Posted on 27 Nov
New champions crowned at RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship
A light Mediterranean breeze, changes in the rankings and lots of emotions and drama on the final competition day. A light Mediterranean breeze, changes in the rankings and lots of emotions and drama on the final competition day.
Posted on 27 Nov
Hydrofoil Pro Tour - Finals off to a slow start
The famous Fremantle Doctor teased officials and riders alike on the first day of final round of the Hydrofoil Pro Tour The famous Fremantle Doctor teased officials and riders alike on the first day of competition in the final round of the Hydrofoil Pro Tour hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of WA in Rockingham, in Perth’s south. A gentle north westerly wafted over the course area for most of the day, finally giving way to the south westerly Freo Doctor at about 3pm, but only at 10 knots.
Posted on 26 Nov
Hydrofoil Pro Tour — Day 1 — Leaders open accounts with emphatic wins
Both Parlier and Moroz scored two wins in the first day’s two races, with 56-strong fleet conjuring a glorious spectacle Both France’s Nico Parlier and American Daniela Moroz scored two wins in the first day’s two races, with the 56-strong fleet conjuring a glorious spectacle for Western Australia’s Rockingham Foreshore in all its pomp on a hot summer Saturday.
Posted on 26 Nov
RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - Day 5
The Youths head out to challenge tricky conditions on day before final day, some of them concerned, yet all concentrated The Youths head out to challenge the tricky conditions on the day before the final day, some of them concerned, yet all concentrated. It was all or nothing; anyone could take the lead after a packed start, as boards glided through the swells towards the upwind mark followed by performing pumping techniques on the downwind leg towards the gate and back up.
Posted on 26 Nov