OBX-WIND is on its path to become one of the major events in the US. This year, windsurfers from near and abroad got together to celebrate windsurfing, compete in long distance, freestyle, and in slalom. Add all of the social side activities, and you’ve got a unique event that appeals to any windsurfer.
The iQFOiL community gather in France 266 sailors from all across the world signed up for another historic event. Based in Brest, France, this year's iQFOiL World Championships will feature one of the strongest fleets seen for a long time. As the Olympic Games...
Severne is thrilled to partner up with the 2022 edition of the Luderitz Speed Challenge.
Over the years, the “LSC” has been the pinnacle of speed sailing events and has offered the platform for riders all across the world to break national, continental, and global records year after year since the canal was formed in 2012.
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After a long absence, the PWA Pozo World Cup has resurfaced with a bang. Philip Köster, hungry for victory, dominated to take the win in the mens fleet while Iballa Moreno beat her sister in the final to take the win in the womens fleet
The island of Bol in Croatia was the host of the first PWA slalom world cup of the year. The conditions switched on every day and provided for eight slalom eliminations in both women and men’s divisions.
For the Severne team, all riding on the new Mach 5 and HyperGlide 5 racing sails, it was successful, to say the least.
From the 9 till the 12th of June the Freestyle scene was set by the Italian shores of the Adriatic sea. The town of Vieste was the host of the second EFPT tour stop of 2022.
With a good wind and wave forecast, high-end freestyle action was in the cards going into the event leading to high anticipation and expectations from all riders.
After years of no large scale events, the 2022 edition of the Defi Wind brought back all of the best elements of the past; lots of wind, lots of action, parties, and the reunion of 1200+ windsurfers from across the globe.
The 2022 freestyle season has officially started. The Freestyle Pro Tour (FTP) just finalised its first event at Lake Neuseedl in Austria, and the Severne team occupied podium positions in both the women’s and men’s fleets.
After the return of Defi Wind Superstars in 2021, the full scale Defi Wind we all know is back, and will happen from May 26 to May 29. The Severne crew and the majority of the Severne team will be present throughout the whole event.
Severne reaches yet another milestone by introducing the new “Hydro” foil racing board into its fleet. With the introduction of the Hydro, new team riders like Mateus Isaac and Luuc Vanopzeeland will be pushing this board to its maximum on the racecourse around the world.
Lanzarote Foil Challenge 2022 – Mateus Isaac wins iQFOiL division, Amado Vrieswijk finishes second overall
The 2022 edition of the Lanzarote Foil Challenge was a true challenge. With winds gusting up to 30 knots on certain locations, the this years’ fleet weathered a large spectrum of conditions to complete the nearly 200km long journey. For the Severne team it was yet another successful journey with Mateus Isaac winning the iQFOiL fleet, as well as, finishing third overall. Amado Vrieswijk finished second overall.
Severne is proud to support this year’s Margaret River Wave Classic and to see competition wave action return to “Margs” for yet another year.
The SEVERNE Margaret River Wave Classic 2022 will go ahead from February 4-7 as an IWT*** tour stop.
There will be a $5000,- prize pool split evenly between men and women.
The 2021 South American championship was held in Puerto Madryn in the south of Argentina.
20 races were completed over the course of four days with winds of various strengths, and from a variety of directions. Over 50 racers took part.
OBX-WIND 2021 went off on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, (Cape Hatteras) USA. Windsurfers traveled from near and far for the famous OBX-WIND long distance race, the US Nationals for Freestyle and the US Nationals for Slalom
The 2021 Luderitz Speed Challenge has come to an end. Using the new Mach5 Luderitz Speed Special, Bjorn Dunkerbeck hit a top speed of 103,68km/h (55,98 knots). Many other 51+ knots runs over 500 meters were recorded by the team throughout this years’ event.
The 2021 PWA world tour season has come to an end, and Amado Vrieswijk can call himself the 2021 freestyle World Champion. Maaike Huvermannn is vice world champion. But that’s not all.
The 2021 Luderitz Speed Challenge is already producing top speeds. After a few weeks of action, Gunnar Asmussen leads the rankings and Bjorn Dunkerbeck is moving closer to the top. Both are riding 022 Mach5 speed edition.
The 2021 version of Defi Wind was yet another success with the completion of “Defi Wind Superstars”. After seven races, Blanca Alabau came out on top. Matteo Iachino finished fourth.
After a long period of absence, the Defi Wind is back in a special edition format from October 29th until November 5th. It won’t be the Defi Wind everyone is used to, but will be run as a “Defi Wind Superstars” where amateur racers can battle for the top positions to be able to go up against the superstars who are already seeded into a main event.
Speed sailing is officially back on the map with the successful completion of “Prince Of Speed” in La Palme, France. Matteo Iachino came out on top with a 43.51 knot run on the 500m course among many other high scoring runs.
Looking back at an incredible event;
a 200km+ race around the island of Lanzarote. The Severne crew followed riders Sebastian Kördel and Mateus Isaac on the whole trip with a camera. This is the full story based on both Sebastian’s and Mateus’s accounts of that day.
The yearly Rookie Cup at Brouwersdam, Netherlands was a blast, even without wind. The winner took the prize of a full season rookie class pass for the 2021 season sponsored by Severne.
After a summer break, the European Freestyle Pro Tour just completed probably their most spectacular event of the season so far. The Greek island of Rhodos was the host and the conditions didn’t dissapoint; neither did the Severne team with victories across all divisions.
Engadinwind 2021 – A new Severne board is launched, iQFOiL and FoilFreestyle world champions crowned
Engadinwind 2021 at lake Silvaplana, Switzerland was one to remember; multiple big events packed into one “Foil Mania” festival. This years’ was the birth place of the new Severne Predator foil freestyle board, and also where the first ever official iQFOiL world champions were crowned. But that’s not all. Balz Muller won the foil freestyle world championships, and Lennart Neubauer won the EFPT tow-in championship.
After the first official iQFOiL Youth & Junior event took place on Lake Garda in Italy, it is evident that this new class offers unrivalled access to the world of foil racing for kids and youth riders.
Racing is back in Germany, and the German Championships on the island of Sylt could once again be held after a year without too much action. Severne rider Sebastian Kördel won both the racing and slalom disciplines. Gunnar Asmussen took third place in the racing discipline.
Over 260 competitors registered for inaugural iQFOiL Junior & Youth world championships on Lake Garda, Italy
Young racers from all across the world will take part in the first ever iQFOiL Junior & Youth World Championships. To get some more insights, we did a Q&A with class manager Gonzalo Costa Hoevel.
Slalom, course racing and marathon racing were all on the program for the 2021 edition of the iQFOiL Garda International Games. The French team dominated in both the women’s and mens fleet.
First ever ultra race around the island of Lanzarote is won by Mateus Isaac followed by Sebastian Kördel and Ramon Pastor
Over 200km of racing is what it took to go around the Canary island of Lanzarote in one day. The battle was on between Severne riders Mateus Isaac and Sebastian Kördel for the win.
The Severne team claim double victory at EFPT Austria – Amado Vrieswijk wins freestyle, Lennart Neubauer wins tow-in
After more than a year out of action, the Severne time struck hard at the first freestyle event of the 2021 season taking first place in freestyle and tow-in disciplines at the EFPT Austria
The coronavirus pandemic shut down most events including freestyle windsurfing contests for a long time. Now, freestyle windsurfing is back on the program with a revamped 2021 EFPT calendar starting in Austria.
The 2021 Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge Virtual Global Tour has commenced and will consist of 3 different events throughout the year with, among other things, foiling added to the list of new categories.
"Maggot creek" delivers epic conditions Scott McKercher took the win at the Margaret River Wave Classic 2021 in some massive, epic conditions. Photos: Jamie ScottWindsurfing Western AustraliaDespite also being the head judge of the event, Scott managed to sneak away...
The postponed 2020 Formula Foil Europeans was held on the Azores February 1-6. Severne rider took second place after 15 races completed. Severne caught up with Sebastian for a chat about his first event of the year and first event riding with Severne sails.
Despite the relative isolation and protection from modern day scourge of viral affliction, the Kiwi’s at the bottom of the World enjoy some pretty special moments. One of which occurs annually each October; centred around the sensationally rugged West Coast NZ surf capital of Taranaki.
As the fall season is making its mark all across Europe, one event at Lake Garda in Italy turned heads all across the world. A fleet of red sails took over the lake for an incredible week filled with action. A record setting junior and youth clinic followed by the 2020 Garda International Games left no doubts about the full potential of this new, exciting evolution of windsurfing.
50knots+ winds hit the beach of “Le Jai” in Marignane located in the south of France, just in time for the second stop of the French racing tour. Severne rider Benjamin “babou” Augé took third place. Check out these crazy images.
The first ever Singapore Wind Foil Nationals was concluded October 4th 2020 and was a major success. The 2-day event was hosted at Aloha Sea Sports Centre and organised by the Singapore Sailing Federation.
First time on the speed course and a near victory The "Prince Of Speed" event just wrapped up in La Palme, France. This spot is a well-known location for speed sailors who regularly visit the local La Franqui beach for some serious speed sailing. After a long holding...
A successful year for Rookie Class The concept of the Rookie Class has been to get more young riders into the sport of windsurfing in a great environment surrounded by great teachers. For windsurfers under 18 years only, Rookie Class is purely built around developing...
The first French racing tour event kicked off with a bang. Classic wave slalom conditions and lots of action treated all of the racers for this first event, which was pushed back due to coronavirus. Severne rider Tristan Algret took the win.
This year’s Engadinwind event in Silvaplana, Switzerland is going to be one for the books, especially for Severne. Apart from an action-packed schedule during this year’s Engadinwind, we are also teaming up with Balz Müller in the search for the next “up and coming”...
One of the first major competitions of the year was a success for the Severne team. Matteo Iachino took the win at the One Hour Classic in lake Garda and Blanca Alabau took the win in the womens fleet.
iQFOiL starts big in Switzerland If you are into foiling, then you'll be interested in visiting this year's Engadinwind event in the Swiss Alps. As one of the first events back on the calendar after the widespread coronavirus lockdown measures, the 2020 Engadinwind...
The Israeli team just held their first iQFOiL race to launch their Paris 2024 campaign and the future looks bright. 8 races were completed over two days with excited riders battling it out in a variety of wind conditions.
A windsurf event without travelling The current world situation has held us back from being able to take part in events across the globe. Many are especially bummed they wont be joining the legendary Defi Wind this year, which had to be cancelled. Bjorn Dunkerbeck and...
VICTORY After 5 course races, 1 long-distance and 2 slalom sprint rounds were held, Antonio Cozzolino took the win riding the new Severne HGO sail. A total of 55 entries attested to the fast-growing foiling class in New Zealand and turned the event into the biggest...
Victory for Sam. After 15 completed races at this years Carnival Trophy race in Cadiz, British rider Sam Sills came out on top riding the Hyper Glide 2 foil sail taking the win in nearly all races.Sam had this to say: "It was an awesome week racing at the Andalusian...
After six days of racing and 10 very diverse eliminations, Matteo climbs onto the third place just ahead of his team buddies Amado Vrieswijk in fourth and Gonzalo Costa Hoevel in fifth. The battle was very tight, and the final elimination was the deciding factor,...