Lyrics of the famous Queen song contains ” we are the champions”. Well, the Raceboarding spirit dictated a few champions in Italy. New friends, new experiences, new champions. That’s a pretty good summary of what’s been going on the last five days in Monfalcone.
We windsurf because it’s fun, we compete because it’s fun. Why not simply have both on one set of One Design gear? That’s what we set our mind on when we designed the new Phantom 295 class.
Conditions were far from perfect here in Monfalcone today, but there is always the fun factor which makes events like this memorable. Patience paid of and later in the afternoon again two light wind races were held; rankings will be updated shortly.
Just a little bit of the good ol’ planing here and there this afternoon, after the breezes kicked in. We are all expecting to use more of the planing enhancements pretty soon though. In the meantime, two races were sailed in both fleets and the results are starting to shape up. Still, everything is still very much open and for now we are all enjoying the sweet life and the hospitality here in Monfalcone. Ciao!
First day of Racing saw one race, and Remi Vila, head of Racing R&D at Starboard, talking about the design of the Phantom 295 and its goals. Like the Phantom Race 377, the Phantom 295 was developed for classic racing, with exciting competitions racing in both planing and non-planing conditions in mind. But unlike the Phantom Race 377 that allows for several models to compete in its class, the Phantom 295 is aimed at the youth and more importantly, is a one-design class racer.
The 2013 Youth & Masters World Raceboarding Championships is getting closer and closer now, with entries from all over the world, ready to compete at Marina Julia, Monfalcone Italy. Hosted by a windsurfing club with more than 25 years of experience in organizing national and international regattas, and a windy spot, this promises [...]
With rapid growth and expanding interest in Starboard’s exciting new Phantom 295 class continuing to attract attention Worldwide, a new and informative Phantom 295 class specific website has been released. Integrating with online News, Twitter and Facebook links, the site delivers current event, result and ranking info, along with a full set of class resources, [...]
Strong winds gusting to 22knots delivered an exciting finale to the Phantom 295 Windsurfing event at the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. Three races (7, 8 and 9) were held back-to-back on Kata Beach. The finale shared the same day as His Majesty the King of Thailand’s birthday. From left to right: Natthaphong Phonoppharat (THA), Gabriel [...]
After a full set of 15 great championship races over 5 days, in a variety of wind conditions, Alex Buchau (ESP 36) is victorious in the Raceboard Masters Fleet, 4 points ahead of Pedro Moura (POR 73), winner of today’s first race, who takes silver. First Grandmaster, Juha Blinnikka (FIN 6) was just one point [...]