Please select your home edition
Edition
Newport Boat Show 728x90

Kiwis win New Zealand RSX in grandstand finish

by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World on 16 Dec 2007
Casper Bouman (NED1) leads the charge off the start line in the final race of the 2007 RSX NZ Nationals at Takapuna © Richard Gladwell www.richardgladwell.com

2008 New Zealand Olympic representatives, Tom Ashley and Barbara Kendall have scored convincing wins in the 2007 RSX NZ National Championships sailed off Takapuna Beach.

Although both only won by narrow points margins, they dominated the final two days of racing, with Ashley scoring four wins and Kendall five in the nine and eight race series.

48 competitors from 16 countries contested the Mens event. In second overall was the very consistent Julien Bontemps (FRA) who finished just two points behind Ashley, with Casper Bouman (NED), in third, six points behind Ashley.

In the womens event, Kendall recovered from a poor first day to clock two more wins, today, giving her five wins from eight races. Even so, she was only a single point ahead of the very consistent Alessandra Sensini (ITA) who never finished worse than fourth in the eight race series. Joining Kendall and Sensini on the podium was Romy Kinzi (GER), who was 11 points behind Kendall. 35 sailors from 15 countries contested the Women's event.

All races today were sailed in a a building sea breeze which peaked at around 15 knots. Yesterday's overcast conditions gave way to brilliant sunshine and blue skies, making for very pleasant racing conditions off Takapuna Beach.

In three weeks time, the RSX World Championships for Men and Women will get underway at the same venue, and this weeks racing was the final regatta before the World series.

RS:X Men - Leading positions after 9 races, from 48 entries

1st NZL Tom Ashley -7 3 2 1 6 1 6 1 1 28 21 pts
2nd FRA Julien Bontemps 2 2 3 -18 2 3 2 6 3 41 23 pts
3rd NED Casper Bouman 10 1 1 2 1 6 1 -12 5 39 27 pts
4th POR Joao Rodrigues 4 49 4 7 3 4 4 9 12 96 47 pts
5th NED Dorian van Rijsselberge 3 6 11 3 -12 9 7 2 10 63 51 pts
6th DEN Jonas Kaeldso -29 17 6 6 8 7 3 3 4 83 54 pts
7th GRE Nikolas Kaklamanakis 49 10 8 11 17 2 11 7 2 117 68 pts
8th GRE Byron Kokalanis 49 7 22 4 5 5 8 10 9 119 70 pts
9th SUI Richard Staufacher 12 12 9 5 20 -26 5 5 13 107 81 pts
10th ISR Shahar Zubari 1 5 12 -28 9 18 9 16 20 118 90 pts

RS:X Women - Leading positions after 8 races, from 35 entries

1st NZL Barbara Kendall 7 -8 1 1 1 3 1 1 23 15 pts
2nd ITA Alessandra Sensini 2 1 -4 3 2 1 3 4 20 16 pts
3rd GER Romy Kinzl 8 4 2 2 10 6 2 2 36 26 pts
4th ESP Blanca Manchon 10 3 3 5 4 5 36 7 73 37 pts
5th ITA Flavia Tartaglini 3 2 6 8 6 -9 5 8 47 38 pts
6th UKR Olga Maslivets 6 10 -13 7 7 2 4 3 52 39 pts
7th FRA Charline Picon 4 -13 5 9 8 4 8 5 56 43 pts
8th GRE Angeliki Skarlatou -21 9 8 4 5 11 11 9 78 57 pts
9th FRA Faustine Merret 1 12 -16 6 9 14 7 11 76 60 pts
10th BUL Irina Konstantinova-Bontemps 5 5 7 13 10 8 -19 12 79 60 pts

First race in the World Championships in on the 13 January 2008. As well as the World Championship, the event will also serve as an Olympic Qualifer for the final positions at the 2008 Olympics in Qingdao, China.

To see the full results for Men http://www.takapunaboating.org.nz/index.php?id=7,156,0,0,1,0!click_here and for the Women http://www.takapunaboating.org.nz/index.php?id=7,157,0,0,1,0!click_here
upffront 660x82Naiad/Oracle SupplierSchaefer 2016 Ratchet Block 660x82

Related Articles

AWT - PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Post Classic clean up
Aloha Classic 2014 - Organised by +H20, beach clean up will take part at Ho'okipa Beach Park from 9am tomorrow morning. AWT - PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Organised by +H20, the beach clean up will take part at Ho'okipa Beach Park from 9am tomorrow morning. Come and join locals, competitors and more as we make sure Ho'okipa is ready for more and more people to enjoy it.
Posted on 12 Nov 2014
Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Closing the Classic in style
Aloha Classic closing: Night started early for a few of the Tour ladies, who decided to make the most of the occasion. AWT-PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 closing - The night started early for a few of the Tour ladies, who decided to make the most of the occasion...The evening was filled with glamour as the top AWT and PWA riders from this event and the 2014 Tour were crowned. Cheers echoed through the grand venue as champion after champion took to the podium.
Posted on 11 Nov 2014
2014 American Windsurfing Tour - Crowning the champions
We prepare to crown the AWT and PWA champions tonight at the closing ceremony at the King Kamehameha Golf Club 2014 American Windsurfing Tour - As we prepare to crown the AWT and PWA champions tonight at the closing ceremony at the King Kamehameha Golf Club we catch up with some of our Champions and more riders.
Posted on 10 Nov 2014
Severne Starboard 2014 Aloha Classic closing ceremony - Get ready...
From 7pm onwards AWT and PWA riders will be joined by many more for official closing ceremony of 2014 Aloha Classic. From 7pm onwards the AWT and PWA riders will be joined by many more for the official closing ceremony of the Severne Starboard 2014 Aloha Classic. Held at the spectacular King Kamehameha Golf Club and with appetizers, cash bar, music, prizes, trophies, a raffle, plus the premier of the Red Bull Storm Chase movie this promises to one of the best closing ceremonies in a long time!
Posted on 9 Nov 2014
AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - Loffreda becomes champion
Loffreda's fourth place here in Maui, along with consistently high results throughout the tour has given him the title AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - Loffreda's fourth place here in Maui, along with consistently high results throughout the tour has given him the title ahead of the 2014 Amateur title winner Dan Thomson! Congratulations Ferdinando!
Posted on 8 Nov 2014
AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic – Unstoppable Nagoshi and Aiken
AWT Aloha Classic kicked off this morning; 17 incredible women took on big swell and offshore winds of Ho’okipa. AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic kicked off this morning with the Women’s fleet; 17 incredible women took on the big swell and offshore winds of Ho’okipa. The fleet contained AWT and world champions, but it was some of the familiar local faces that made it into the final. Junko Nagoshi had won the Aloha Classic title three times before and she wasn’t likely to let this one slip away.
Posted on 7 Nov 2014
PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Noireax is king of Ho'okipa
PWA Aloha Classic - It was straight into final stages of PWA double elimination in fluctuating winds and tricky swell. Morgan Noireaux won the PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic, as did Iballa Moreno in the women’s fleet, and Tom Garcia in the Grand Masters. Plus, Thomas Traversa was crowned PWA World Champion! It was straight into the final stages of the PWA double elimination in the fluctuating winds and tricky westerly swell.
Posted on 6 Nov 2014
AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - Thomson takes AWT Amateur Title
AWT Amateur Aloha Classic - An incredible 63 Amateur riders were greeted with lightish winds, but over head high swell. AWT Amateur Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - An incredible 63 Amateur riders were greeted with lightish winds, but over head high swell, which meant it was straight into competition as soon as the wind picked up a little more and the surfers left the water. With this amount of competitors we knew the action would kick straight into action, and we weren't wrong!
Posted on 5 Nov 2014
AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - Race is on for Amateur Title...
After days of watching action it was finally time for Amateurs to take to water and do battle for Aloha Classic title. After days of watching the action it was finally time for the 63 Amateurs to take to the water and do battle for the coveted Aloha Classic title. And, as this is the last event of the season, we also have riders including Ruben Lemmens and Dan Thomson going for glory and the AWT 2014 title!
Posted on 4 Nov 2014
Aloha Classic - Iballa Moreno crowned PWA World Champion
Another incredible day at Ho’okipa brings us even closer to crowning the men's PWA Champions for the Aloha Classic. nother incredible day at Ho’okipa brings us even closer to crowning the men's PWA Champions for the Severne Starboard Aloha Classic and the PWA 2014 tour. The call was made early to cancel AWT competition for the day and continue with the PWA. It was double elimination time, which meant a second chance for all the riders that missed out on advancing in the single elimination.
Posted on 4 Nov 2014