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.

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.

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.”

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.

Friday, 27 July 2018 00:07

The gap between the leading kiteboard racers narrowed after an intense day at the thrilling TwinTip: Racing (TT:R) World Championships being fought out on southern Italy’s warm Mediterranean waters.
    The reigning world champions who had suffered mixed fortunes in the opening exchanges found better speed and consistency to propel them up the rankings on the second of the five scheduled days of racing off Gizzeria’s Hang Loose Beach.
    Germany’s Florian Gruber, the defending two-times world champion, pushed passed the overnight leader, Frenchman Titouan Galea, with a measured performance and a confident victory in his day’s sole elimination round decider.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 23:57

The opening exchanges at kiteboarding’s high-octane TwinTip: Racing (TT:R) World Championships in southern Italy threw up some unexpected leaders after a day of mixed conditions.
    Twin-tip racing novice, France’s Titouan Galea, was a little surprised to find himself top of the leaderboard at the end of day one, overhauling the reigning world and European title holders in the process on the slalom track just off Gizzeria’s Hang Loose Beach.
    The women’s TT:R Worlds fight, played out in breezes that ranged from 11kts to 14kts after earlier unseasonal thunderstorms, also saw Galea’s countrywoman Poema Newland top the standings after the first elimination round decider was completed.

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