Tag Archives: Windsurfing

FW British Open

Weymouth, WPNSA, UKWA, Trophies

There were four fleets of sailors here at Weymouth for the UKWA British Open in the Techno One Design 6.8 & 7.8, RSX, Raceboard and Formula. I found a spot to rig up in the middle of the RSX fleet. Wondered if I could pick up any tips from these potential future Olympians. Bob Ingram […]

FW Balkan Open, Day 4

Greece, Schinias, Janis Preiss, LAT-23, Paulo dos Reis, BRA-3333, Martin Ervin, EST-202, Trophies

The final day of competition here at the FW Balkan Open showed stronger winds like the first two days. Up to 28 knots were recorded on the race course through the day. In the mini series between James Briggs (GBR-91) and Nikolaos Kampouropoulos (GRE-2000), for final two races of this event Kampouropoulos (GRE-2000) showed superb […]

FW Balkan Open, Day 3

Greece, Schinias, Beach, Starboard, Formula, Windsurfing

Lighter winds today which provided a real challenge as the conditions proved exceptionally shifty and gusty with winds on the course ranging from below 6 knots up to around 18 knots. It became as important to look where the wind was rather than where you were trying to head at times. We managed another full […]

FW Balkan Open, Day 2

Greece, Schinias, Pier, Boats

Paulo dos Reis (BRA-3333) continues to dominate the FW Balkan Open. 7 wins from 7 races, very consistent. We had 20-30 knots on the race course once again today. Thrown in there were some big 30 degree windshifts just to mix things up some more. For the second day of this final event in the […]

FW Balkan Open, Day 1

Greece, Schinias, Beach

The first day of competition here at the FW Balkan Open at Schinias, Greece saw the storms of recent days still lingering. On the race course we had a shifty 20-30+ knots with the second lap of the first race and the third race providing some particularly heavy conditions. The fourth race was abandoned as […]

FW Italian Open

Italy, Gallipoli, Formula, Windsurfing, Boats, Sea

This was a four day Formula Windsurfing event held in Gallipoli. We were gifted glorious sunshine throughout the event with temperatures of over 30 degrees, something of a change for me having just come from Norway. The fleet went out on the water every day in the light winds, although only on the second and […]

Norwegian Open, Day 2

Tønsberg, Norway, Formula, Windsurfing, Podium

The briefing on day two saw very different conditions. The racing was to be held over two laps of simple windward leeward style course. We had 25 knots of breeze out on the water and a two metre short swell running. The first race was made even more challenging as the fog descended to reduce […]

Norwegian Open, Day 1

Tønsberg, Norway, Beach, Sky

The first day of the Norwegian Open greeted us with some dramatic skies although very little breeze. Registration was a relaxed process with the wind forecast to slowly increase through the day. We hit the water in the afternoon for a few hours as the wind increased to a light breeze. The two attempted races […]

YM FW World Championships, Day 5

Denmark, Skive, James Briggs, GBR-91, jamesbriggs.me, Formula, Windsurfing, Point-7, Starboard

I was prepared and ready for some more racing on the final day, however the wind started to shut down mid morning and we only made it out on the water for a fun race in the end. The series of 12 races completed over the first three days of the competition was not added […]