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Marina and Nick are the RS:X World Champions

Marina and Nick are the World Champions. It has been a long time coming. The last Olympic windsurfing world champion from Great Britain was Barry Edgington and that was back in 1992. Barry just happens to be Nick Dempsey’s [GBR1] coach. Nick is the 2009 RS:X Windsurfing World Champion. An emphatic win. The final scorboard shows NIck a full 18 points clear of second placed Nimrod Mashiah [ISR21]. 

Thursday Night is Party Night

Thursday Night is Party Night...Here’s Thursday Night’s Party Schedule 1530hrs – Media Medal Ceremony on the Main Stage The RS:X Windsurfing World Championship Gold, Silver and Bronze medallists are presented to the media of the main stage at the WPNSA 

Finals Day 2 Report

The last chance to build a base from which to attack OR defend. Your Choice! 

Race Report day 4 ... and there's blood on the carpet

Race Report day 4 ... and there's blood on the carpet. After a quiet rest day when there was little wind, low cloud cover and no sun, we woke this morning to find more of the same. The only addition to the harbor was a 240 metre tanker. It is not easy to moor such a large ship in a discreet position which leaves the racing area unaffected. Full marks to the Race Committee for finding the space to run a normal program. 

The Spanish Armada under full sail.

The Spanish Armada under full sail. Marina Alabau [ESP5] and Blanca Manchon [ESP1] won both races today. The dream team from Spain led their respective groups from start to finish and now stand one and two on the overall standing. 

You gotta be smart

You gotta be smart to win here ... and keep a cool head. The men went out for an 1100Hrs start in a building breeze today. For the first race, the harbour was like a leopard with patches of breeze spread randomly. For the second, the wind had built to give a more even cover. 

2 Points Cover The Top 5 Men at the end of Race Day 2

2 Points Cover The Top 5 Men at the end of Race Day 2... The wind moderated overnight so conditions today were by no means extreme. That is not to say that they were easy for some. 15>18 knots of breeze does not induce the same sudden and unexpected wish to take a swim but it can be a handful nevertheless. 

RS:X Windsurfing World Championships: Marina Reigns supreme

Marina Reigns supreme. The wind moderated over night to around the 15 knot mark this morning. A good deal less challenging than yesterday to say the least. Nevertheless, the chasing pack are having a few problems mustering their forces to make a concerted challenge to the one woman Spanish Armada which is Marina. She won the first race by 58 seconds and the second by 38. 

Race Day 1 - Women's Report

If the men were out on the ragged edge, the women's fleet were pushed even harder today. There was plenty of swimming and unscheduled flights over the handle bars but plenty of smiling faces after two races in the big breeze served up by the WPNSA today. 

Race Day 1 - Men's Report

Race Day 1 - Men out on the ragged edge 

RS:X World Championships: Practice Race Goes Ballistic

RS:X World Championships: Practice Race Goes Ballistic 

RS:X World Championships: Measurement

The clan is gathering The RS:X World Windsurfing Championships is gearing up for one week of spectacular racing. if Weymouth serves up the same weather as for the Techno Worlds last week, it’ll be pedal to the metal from day one.  

RS:X Windsurfing Men's Fleet Rep Stands Down

Nico Huguet [FRA], the RS:X Windsurfing Men's Fleet Representative on the Executive Committee has stood down from his post. Nico has been with the RS:X Class since the beginning in 2005. 

House to let: bargain!

House to let high up on the Portland 's Verne Common overlooking the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy , Portland Harbour and the Dorset coast to the north east and Chesil Beach and Lyme Bay to the south west. ( All photos are taken from the property )  

Worlds Neil Pryde RS:X Charter Equipment

Neil Pryde RS:X Charter Equipment  


The Royal Yachting Association, the Local Organising Authority (LOA), is pleased to invite RS:X sailors to take part in the 2009 RS:X World Championships under specified conditions laid down by the International RS:X Class Association in co-operation with ISAF 

The 2009 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships is just round the corner

The 2009 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships is just round the corner. Starting on August 31st and running through to September 11th. 60 entries from 25 countries have been made in the RS:X Women's windsurfing Worlds and 86 from 30 countries in the RS:X Men's windsurfing Worlds. 

RS:X World Championships: R4T Training Camp

The RS:X World Windsurfing Championship is fast approaching. Due to start on August 30th, this first RS:X Worlds of the new quadrennial is an important jumping off point for new young sailors with their eyes on qualification for London 2012. 

Keep a weather eye on Portland via the web

A new webcam will beam medal ceremonies and live racing to the world - and is enabling sailors to check the weather conditions before they set off for Portland. The webcam - which has been sited at the Weymouth and Portland National sailing Academy - can be moved to take in Portland Harbour, or the Academy itself. This means people will be able to view all the happenings at RS:X Windsurf World Windsurfing Championships 

2009 RS:X World Championship: Camping & Caravan Facilities

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy have set aside a field for camper vans, caravans and camping for those attending the 2009 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships. 

Do you need a Visa to enter the UK

If you are visiting the UK fora short time for a sports event or for business or tourist reasons related to sport, youmay require a UK Visitor Visa and should read the information below. If you are coming to the UK totake up an employment offer from a UK employer related to sport, you will not be eligible for a UK Visitor Visa.  

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