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Monday, 15 October 2018 13:33

Sofia Tomasoni (ITA) and Deury Corniel (DOM) won gold in the Kiteboarding on the last day of the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition at Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Two dramatic winner-takes-all finals saw a remarkable double silver medal awarded on both occasions, with racers in the Girl’s and Boy’s fleets both tying in second place.

An historic day also saw the Dominican Republic and the Philippines win their first Olympic medals in Sailing.

After mixed weather over the course of the week, both Girl’s and Boy’s Kiteboarding fleets were forced to use their reserve day to conclude the series.

With stronger winds expected in the morning of Sunday 14th October, racing began at the earlier time of 10:00 to allow the second semi-finals, the B (Petit) Final and the A Final in both fleets to proceed in what turned out to be perfect conditions.

The four highest-ranked kiteboarders proceeded into the A Final. Making the cut in the Girl’s fleet was Alina Kornelli (GER), Sofia Tomasoni (ITA), Nina Font (ESP) and Poema Newland (FRA).

Friday, 12 October 2018 04:35

The 24 boys and girls in the Youth Olympic kiteboarding event were able to complete one elimination series race today in gusty and shifty conditions, with the top three of both the Girl’s and the Boy’s fleet remaining the same. With their medal race scheduled for Saturday, plenty could change in tomorrow’s races.

In the Girl’s fleet, another win for Alina Kornelli (GER) gives her an eight-point lead, but the chase for the silver and bronze medals is much closer, with six athletes separated by just seven points.

Currently sitting second is Sofia Tomasoni (ITA), who is only a point ahead of Nina Font (ESP) in third.
“Today was pretty cold and I struggled with that; I had to race in the Final B, which I won, but I’m not so happy with my results,” said the Italian.

Thursday, 11 October 2018 04:44

A dazzling display on the water from Alina Kornelli (GER) ensured she remains top of the Girl’s Kiteboarding fleet at the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition at Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

With lighter windspeeds than the previous day, all three classes were able to race. Windsurfing reverted back to fleet racing, and though Kiteboarding was initially affected by a postponement which saw them return to shore, the wind picked up sufficiently for them to return to the water.

Kornelli has won four out of five races so far, including two wins today, and is five points ahead of Sofia Tomasoni (ITA) in second and six points ahead of Nina Font (ESP) who is third.

“The last A final was really close between me and Nina; at the beginning I was first, then she was first, but I won it in the end,” Kornelli explained.

“I’m really happy with my results in the competition. I will try and stay focused and really do my best.”

In the Boy’s fleet, Slovenian kiteboarder Toni Vodisek moved into the top three with a win in the last race of the day.
“The wind was pretty light today; we had the 17s, the biggest kites we have, and we finished a race from yesterday before doing two more,” he said.

“Yesterday I was unlucky as the equipment I took was too small, but today with the same equipment it went better.”

Deury Corniel (DOM) lost his 100% record with two sixth places but keeps the overall lead, two points ahead of Cameron Maramenides (USA).

Racing continues at 12:00 local time on Thursday 11th October. It will be a reserve day for the Nacra 15 fleet, meaning only Kiteboarding and Windsurfing will be competing.

TOP 3 BOYS AFTER 5 ELIMINATIONS (2 DISCARDS)
1. Adeury Corniel (DOM - Upeksha/Ozone) - 3 pts
2. Cameron Maramenides (USA - Upeksha/Ozone) - 5 pts
3. Toni Vodisek (SLO - Upeksha/Ozone) - 8 pts

TOP 3 WOMEN AFTER 5 ELIMINATIONS (2 DISCARDS)
1. Alina Kornelli (GER - Axis/Ozone) - 3 pts
3. Sofia Tomasoni (ITA, Upeksha/Ozone) - 8 pts
3. Nina Font Castells (ESP, North/North) - 9 pts

Full results, Notice Board and media: https://buenosaires2018.sailing.org/

Thursday, 11 October 2018 04:44

A dazzling display on the water from Alina Kornelli (GER) ensured she remains top of the Girl’s Kiteboarding fleet at the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition at Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

With lighter windspeeds than the previous day, all three classes were able to race. Windsurfing reverted back to fleet racing, and though Kiteboarding was initially affected by a postponement which saw them return to shore, the wind picked up sufficiently for them to return to the water.	  
Thursday, 11 October 2018 04:44

A dazzling display on the water from Alina Kornelli (GER) ensured she remains top of the Girl’s Kiteboarding fleet at the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition at Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

With lighter windspeeds than the previous day, all three classes were able to race. Windsurfing reverted back to fleet racing, and though Kiteboarding was initially affected by a postponement which saw them return to shore, the wind picked up sufficiently for them to return to the water.	  
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 03:56

Three eliminations and the start of elimination 4 have been completed on day 2 of the kiteboard TT:R boardercross event at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

Adeury Corniel (DOM) is demonstrating why he was one of the favourites for gold ahead of the competition with three wins from three so far.

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 14:17

All three classes competing at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games were in action on the second day of sailing at Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 
Girl’s and Boy’s Kiteboarding and the Mixed Nacra 15s begin racing today, joining the Girl’s and Boy’s Windsurfing (Techno 293+) which started yesterday.

Two heats were raced in the Girl’s and the Boy’s fleets; the top three ranked athletes in each heat progress to a six-strong Heat Final A, while the other six are put through to Heat Final B.

The finishing positions in Final A and B will decide the result for the first race of the week.

Paula Herrmann (DOM) and Christian Tio (PHI) both finished second in their heats and will be racing in the Girl’s and Boy’s Final A.

“I enjoyed the first day of the competition and I’m really happy to reach Final A because I had a really hard heat,” said Herrmann.

“It’s everyone’s dream to be here and my aim is to get a really good result,” added Tio.

Also making up the Girl’s Final A are Sofia Tomasoni (ITA), Nina Font (ESP), Poema Newland (FRA), Ona Romani (ARG) and Oliwia Hlobuczek (POL).

Joining Tio in the Boy’s Final A will be Benoit Gomez (FRA), Cameron Maramenides (USA), Manoel Dos Santos Neto (BRA), Adeury Corniel (DOM) and Toni Vodisek (SLO).

The Girl’s and Boy’s Kiteboarders will follow heats-based system throughout the week, eventually determining which four athletes will progress to the final.

Full results, Notice Board and media: https://buenosaires2018.sailing.org/

Monday, 30 July 2018 04:01

The TwinTip: Racing (TT:R) World Championships went down to the wire with local girl Italy’s Sofia Tomasoni seizing the title in a nerve-jangling final race at the end of five days of thrilling kiteboard slalom-boardercross action.
    Tomasoni had been playing catch-up after a faltering start, only managing to capture and hold the leaderboard’s top spot on the last day at Gizzeria’s Hang Loose Beach track, picking up her first senior championship crown to add to her previous TT:R Youth Worlds title.
    “I’m really stoked because I so much wanted this second title,” said a visibly relieved and elated Tomasoni. “This is where I learned to kite. This is where my family are. It’s fantastic to get it here. I had problems on the first two days. That was heavy for me. But I managed to change my mindset, so it’s great.”

Germany’s Florian Gruber was similarly thrilled to claim the crown in the men’s TT:R Worlds division, his third successive title. But his task had proved easier and his assured performances in the high-octane TT:R discipline ensured he dominated and could have sat out the final day and still won.
    “It might have seemed easy, but it’s always hard,” said Gruber. “I had pretty clean racing most of the time and I didn’t make too many mistakes, so I was pretty relaxed. But for sure all the younger kids have got a lot better in the last year because they’ve been training for the Youth Olympic Games [YOG]. So, I really enjoyed it."
    One of kiteboarding’s most exciting prospects, who Gruber did not have to face, is the Dominican Republic’s Adeury Corniel. He chose to compete in the TT:R Pump Kite Trophy being run in tandem on the equipment that will be used at October’s YOG in Argentina, where kiteboarding makes its Olympic debut.

Corniel, the reigning TT:R Youth Worlds title holder, led the men’s Pump Kite division from start to finish and rarely put a foot wrong, winning almost every one of his races and all the vital elimination round deciders.
    “It feels amazing,” said Corniel. “This game is about concentration and focus, that’s the most important thing. I’m super-happy. It’s not easy to keep winning every race. I’ve been training really hard, but so has everyone else and they could all win. The level’s so high now.”
    The women’s Pump Kite Trophy was won by Poland’s Oliwia Hlobuczek, who got the better of Russia’s Anna Fedorova and Brazil’s Maria Beatriz Dos Santos Silva in hard-fought racing in moderate breezes that ranged from 10kts to 16kts, occasionally hampered by unseasonal thundershowers.


But the spectacularly-quick TT:R downwind slalom format, specially-developed for the YOG in Buenos Aires, has proved particularly popular. Fifty-nine young athletes from 19 countries and five continents—women making up 40 percent of the field—made the trip to Gizzeria to fight for glory.
    It was in the women’s “open” TT:R Worlds—contested on any kite and any twin-tip board—that the competition was fiercest, with any of the top 10 competitors capable of lifting the crown and a share of the €10,000 prize money.
    Perhaps the biggest loser was overnight leader, Germany’s Alina Kornelli. She showed just how difficult it can be to win despite two good days in the middle of the regatta. Her points’ lead ebbed away on the last day thanks of two disqualifications for tangles that kept her out of the elimination round deciders and put her down to fifth overall.

By contrast, early leader, France’s Poema Newland, had lost ground as the competition progressed after a series of uneven outings. But she regrouped and did enough on the final, tense day of racing to take the second podium spot, leapfrogging the US’s double Formula Kite hydrofoil champion Daniela Moroz, who took third.
    “It was so hard because it was so up and down in the women’s division,” said Newland. “I was fourth overall earlier on the last day and I really didn’t want to finish there again. I always seem to finish fourth. So, I really pleased.”


Top three men TT:R Worlds after eight elimination rounds (three discards)

1 Florian Gruber (GER)    5pts
2 Martin Dolenc (CRO)    8.5pts
3 Victor Bachichet (FRA)    14.5pts


Top three women TT:R Worlds after eight elimination rounds (three discards)

1 Sofia Tomasoni (ITA)    10.9pts
2 Poema Newland (FRA)    13.5pts
3 Daniela Moroz (USA)    19pts

Top three men Pump Kite Trophy after eight elimination rounds (three discards)

1 Adeury Corniel (DOM)    6pts
2 Lorenzo Calcaño (DOM)    16pts
3 Cameron Maramenides (USA) 19pts

Top three women Pump Kite Trophy after 16 races (four discards)

1 Oliwia Hlobuczek (POL)    16pts
2 Anna Fedorova (RUS)    20pts
3 Maria Beatriz Dos Santos Silva (BRA)    28pts

Full results: http://twintipracing.com/

Saturday, 28 July 2018 23:44

Margins separating the top athletes in the women’s fleet at the fiercely-contested TwinTip: Racing (TT:R) World Championships are so fine that the overall leaders constantly traded places after another day of thrilling kiteboard racing in southern Italy.
    But with two wins in the crucial elimination round deciders, Germany’s Alina Kornelli topped the standings going into the final day of the competition being fought out on the turquoise waters just off Gizzeria’s Hang Loose Beach.
    On the penultimate fourth day of the exhilarating TT:R Worlds, Kornelli pushed her way up from seventh spot after discovering quicker pace and managing to avoid costly penalties that have dogged many of the other crown contenders in a field packed with talent.

Friday, 27 July 2018 21:02

The Dominican Republic duo of Adeury Corniel and Lorenzo Calcaño surged into the lead, capturing the top two spots in the standings after a scintillating day of TwinTip: Racing (TT:R) in light breezes off southern Italy’s Hang Loose Beach.
    Corniel has barely put a foot wrong, winning every one of his races to cement his top spot on day three of the TT:R Pump Kite Trophy being staged in tandem with the TT:R World Championships on pristine blue Mediterranean waters.
    Countryman Calcaño moved up the standings courtesy of increasingly quick and consistent performances on the equipment—four “tube” kites and one twin-tip board—that the young athletes will use at October’s Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Argentina, where kiteboarding will make it inaugural appearance.

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male Florian Gruber Germany
female Sofia Tomasoni Italy
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Current World Ranking Standings

Men
 1 Florian Gruber Germany 249 pts
 2 Martin Dolenc Croatia 233 pts
 3 Victor Bachichev France 173 pts
Women
 1 Sofia Tomasoni Italy 200 pts
 2 Poema Newland France 188 pts
 3 Daniela Moroz United States 176 pts
Boys
 1 Benoit Gomez France 394 pts
 2 Victor Bachichev France 379 pts
 3 Cameron Maramenides United States 371 pts
Girls
 1 Sofia Tomasoni Italy 421 pts
 2 Nina Font Castells Spain 405 pts
 3 Poema Newland France 367 pts

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