İçerik etiketlendi: ‘Windsurf’
|The windsurfing records of the 2012 Luderitz Speed Challenge|
|Friday, 30 November 2012 18:31|
Antoine Albeau has stormed the 2012 Luderitz Speed Challenge, in Namibia. The French speed sailor received the diamond of Luderitz, as a prize for the
|How to perform windsurfing wave jumps|
|Wednesday, 28 November 2012 18:54|
The highest wave jumps ever scored in windsurfing always demand technique, gear, ideal ramps, strong winds. So, how do you fly away with your windsurf board and sail?Windsurf jumping is not a beginner’s move. Once you feel your windsurfing has improved in the open ocean, you may start enjoying air time showdown. Wave jumps can easily be trained in small surf or wakes before trying it out in medium range wave faces. As a matter of fact, speed is critical to get airborne. If you’ve got waves and 15 knots of wind, you’re ready to reach the skies, step by step. Grab fast windsurf board and the adequate sail for the current wind conditions. The key to gain speed is early planing. So, find an inside raceway and accelerate. Try to absorb the impact of small speed to keep your high velocity. Try to get the windsurf board flatter to reach a maximum speed and when you hit the perfect wave ramp or bump, prepare to unhook, pull up your front arm and legs to take off. You’ll notice that the combined effect of the wind, sail and wave energy will propel you into the sky. Naturally, as you board gets power from the wave and pops off, it will force your legs to slightly bend. Windsurf jumps may get higher if you turn the nose of your board upwind, avoiding an unwanted spin. This will also help you having a smoother landing. Also, a good wave jump will see the windsurf sail almost parallel to the water and the windward rail raised, as if they both get a wind boost from the bottom. It is always better to land the wave jump. You should only leave your windsurfing gear if you think you’ll hurt yourself or other wave rider. You can land your wave jump with the nose or tail. Nose landings are safer and will have a lower impact on your bones and knees. The world’s best wave jump windsurfers are Philip Koster, Jonas Ceballos, Robby Naish, Víctor Fernández, Dario Ojeda, Ricardo Campello, Dany Brunch, Boujma Guillot, Levi Siver and Jason Polakow. They can reach more than 30 feet (nine meters) up in the sky, although Philip Koster has unofficially hit 60 feet (59 meters). Chop hopping on flat waters can help you train windsurf jumping by forcing you to get the fin out of the water. Oxbow Ride the Sky and Red Bull Rocket are the most important air time windsurfing events. Sailors get GPS devices on their boards to measure amplitude, speed and height.
|Chris Lockwood accelerates at the Cervantes Speed Trials 2012|
|Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:37|
Chris Lockwood has taken the Cervantes Speed Trials 2012. The speed windsurfing event is held 200 kilometers north of Perth.The small fishing town of Cervantes is known for its windy conditions and excellent tracks for speed windsurfing. In two days of ocean races and general free sailing, there were great records being registered by the GPS devices. Up to 17 windsurfers have accelerated at, at least, 60 km/h (32.3 knots). Chris Lockwood was the fastest wind rider by registering a speed of 71 km/h (38.3 knots). Actually, Lockwood was the only clocking in the 70 km/h range. On the first day, the Cervantes Speed Trials 2012 saw 35 knots blowing in the regatta field. On the second day, winds were lighter in the 15-20 knot range. Sailors reported speed differences between the GPS devices and the radar gun. That can be explained by the direction to where the radar was aimed, which is not always registering the fastest speed of each windsurfer.
Avustralya”nın Perth şehrinde devam eden ISAF 2011 Dünya Yelken Şampiyonası”nda Türkiye”yi temsil eden sporcular arasında bulunan Dönertaş”ın, olimpiyatlara katılma hakkını elde ettiği açıklandı.
2011 Türkiye şampiyonluğu unvanını taşıyan, Eylül ayında Kocaeli”de gerçekleşen Balkan Yelken Şampiyonası”nda Yunan rakipleri önünde Balkan şampiyonu olan Fenerbahçe Kulübü sporcusu Dönertaş, 2011 yılında katıldığı diğer uluslar arası yarışlar ve son olarak Perth”te gerçekleşen dünya şampiyonasında aldığı başarılı sonuçlarla olimpiyat kotasını aldı.