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Sofia Tomasoni and Adeuri Corniel won gold at the Youth Olympic Games 2018

Italy and the Dominican Republic claim final Sailing golds at the Youth Olympic Games. 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). The Italian gold medallist Kornelli was the favourite after winning …


Kiteboarding takes the next jump forward on the Olympic Journey

Young kiteboarders from around the world can now look forward to competing in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, following a confirmation from the ISAF Executive Committee during its session at the 2015 midyear meeting of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). The IOC Executive Board will confirm the final list of events for all sports of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games during its session in early June. Following final IOC confirmation, kiteboarding will be included as one of the four sailing events in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. This is a significant milestone in ISAFs continuing bid to include kiteboarding in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, as the 2018 event will showcase formats and equipment with the potential for inclusion in Tokyo. Mirco Babini, President of the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) said: “This is an important development in our Olympic journey and we are excited that young kiteboarders will be given the first opportunity to showcase their talent at the 2018 Youth Olympics. Young athletes now have a serious goal to strive for, and as many of our top sailors will be in the right age range for the Youth Olympics, we are sure that the …


Best Argentina Mar Chiquita

Nice kitesurfing movie starring Best Argentina crew. Watch the team riding in perfect conditions at Mar Chiquita, Buenos Aires.

Riders: Gaston Farre, Luca Ottolini, Andy Paladino, Luli Mas, Anabella Diaz, Maximiliano Gambedotti, Sandro Garcia.
Guest Riders: Agustin …

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