Erika Heineken and Johnny Heineken #1 in Kiteboard Racing World Championship

Caglari, Sardinia, Italy, October 7, 2012

After four days, the Kiteboard Racing Word Championship concluded in the waters of the Poetto Beach.  Erika Heineken, finishing just one point ahead of the 2011 champion Steph Bridge from Great Britain, has become the new female world champion. Johnny, younger brother of Erika, was confirmed world champion, followed by San Francisco bay area local Adam Koch and Frenchman Julien Kerneur.



Erika  Heineken (USA), punti 4

Steph Bridge (GB), 5

Caroline Adrien (FRA), 10

Nayara Licariao (BRA), 13

Christine Boenniger (GER), 15

Elena Kalinina (RUS), 19

Katja Roose (NED), 22

Alice Brunacci (ITA), 30

Lilian De Geus (NED), 31

Justina Sellers (NZL), 32



John Heineken (USA), 1-2-1, punti 4

Adam Koch (USA), 3-1-2, 6

Julien Kerneur (FRA), 6-3-4, 13

Riccardo Andrea Leccese (ITA), 2-6-5, 13

Maxime Nocher (FRA), 7-4-3, 14

Bryan Lake (USA), 5-5-6, 16

Florian Gruber (GER), 4-8-7-,19

Olivier Dansin (FRA), 8-7-9, 24

Dave Robertson (NZL), 9-9-8, 26

Wilson Veloso (BRA), 10-10-10, 30



editorErika Heineken and Johnny Heineken #1 in Kiteboard Racing World Championship
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Farrah Hall Qualifies USA for RS:X Berth at 2012 Olympics


Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.) qualified the USA for a Women’s RS:X berth at the world championship, completing full qualification for the country at the 2012 Olympic Games.


 “Our team is excited that we have now qualified for the Games in all Olympic and Paralympic Classes,” said Dean Brenner, Chairman, US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee. “Farrah did a great job, and we’re proud of the fact that we’ll have a full squad in Weymouth.”


 Hall was equally pleased with her performance at the Worlds and qualification. “I feel that I’ve met my goals for this event, and I’m really happy to have finalized my Olympic spot,” she said. “We had a really tough event, and I’m relieved that it’s finally over! I’m also happy that I’ve made a real breakthrough in planing conditions.  I still need more practice in survival conditions to learn technique, but now I’ve got the mentality that I can dominate the equipment and sail aggressively and make maneuvers without fear in 30+ knots. Going to the Olympics this round really means that I’ve found some success. I’m excited to be representing the USA at the Olympic Games and I feel that I have the chance to make a real impact as far as results go.”

editorFarrah Hall Qualifies USA for RS:X Berth at 2012 Olympics
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Paige and Zach Railey Make US Olympic Team!!

Congratulations to Paige Railey and Zach Railey, who will represent Team USA in the 2012 Olympics, Paige in Laser Radial, Zach in Finn.  Mom Ann Railey says”..Our entire family wants to thank everyone for their support and best wishes throughout this process….as Zach always says, they may sail a single-handed dinghy but it is a TEAM effort that makes it happen!!” StFSF is so proud of Zach and Paige and will continue to support their efforts moving towards the 2012 Olympic Games.

editorPaige and Zach Railey Make US Olympic Team!!
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StFSF Sailors Rolex Yachtsman/Yachtswoman of Year Finalists

STFSF athletes IKA Kite Course Racing World Champion Johnny Heineken and Finn U.S. National Champion Zach Railey; and Kiel Week Laser Radial Champion Paige Railey are shortlisted for US Sailing’s 2011 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards, respectively. The winners will be announced in mid-January and honored on February 22, 2012, during a luncheon at the St. Francis Yacht Club

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