Malaysia faces exclusion from World Sailing

Yoav Omer: Malaysia didn't want him in the country | Photo: RS:X Class

Malaysia might be banned from World Sailing after prohibiting two Israeli windsurfers from competing at the Youth Sailing World Championships held in Langkawi.

The world governing body for the sport of sailing, with the full co-operation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC),…

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Sport and politics don’t blend: Israeli windsurfers banned from Malaysia

Yoav Omer: Malaysia censored him | Photo: World Sailing

Two Israeli windsurfers were refused immigration visas and were unable to compete in the 45th Youth Sailing World Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia.

Yoav Omer and Noy Drihan had won the Men’s Under 19 and Women’s Under 17 and Under 19 divisions at the RS:X Youth World Championships, in July…

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The best WindSUP boards in the world

WindSUP: go windsurfing, go stand-up paddleboarding | Photo: Starboard

WindSUP is one of the smartest inventions ever produced by the boardsports industry. Discover what makes a good stand-up paddleboard for windsurfers and occasional paddlers.

What is a WindSUP? Is it a windsurf board or a stand-up paddleboard (SUP)? A WindSUP is a fuse between windsurfing and…

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The complete windsurfing and kiteboarding race signals

Race flags: they always mean something | Photo: James Briggs

Do you know the race signals that govern the sports of windsurfing and kiteboarding? Sailing races have flags and sounds for different messages. Learn what these visual and audible codes mean.

The Racing Rules of Sailing apply to the sports of windsurfing, kitesurfing and any other form of…

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The records of the 2015 Luderitz Speed Challenge

Antoine Albeau: next goal, 100km/h | Photo: Lacave

They’re the fastest, and they smashed records. Windsurfers and kiteboarders have broken world, national and personal records at the 2015 Luderitz Speed Dare, in Namibia.

The speed channel was improved, once again. Riders have elegant-tuned their sailing techniques, and the equipment has…

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How to prevent and treat windsurfers’ sore and blistered hands

Windsurfer hands: blisters and calluses are part of the job | Photo: Carter/PWA

Only windsurfers know the feeling. And it is not a good one. After a couple of hours or days in the water, sailboarders begin to suffer from sore and blistered hands. Learn how to solve it.

Blisters and sore hands are probably the worst things you can develop in windsurfing. If the complication…

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