Sunday, 19 March 2023 16:58


Lack of wind meant no racing on the final day

- Reigning world champions take the top of the podium in Abu Dhabi

- Paula Novotna wins the women’s fleet

- Mathis Ghio wins the men’s fleet

Saturday, 18 March 2023 14:45


Eight short course races completed in 9 to 11 knots of wind

- Which gear to choose is the big dilemma in light winds

- Paula Novotna wins 5 out of 8 races in the women’s fleet

- Mathis Ghio’s 6 race victories put the Frenchman in the lead

Friday, 17 March 2023 18:04


Six short course races completed in 11 to 14 knots of warm wind
- Karolina Kluszczynska wins two races but Paula Novotna holds women’s lead
- A perfect 6 bullets brings Mathis Ghio level for the lead with Luca Franchi

Six short course races in one afternoon, it was a busy second day of competition at the Ad Ports Group Wingfoil Racing World Cup Abu Dhabi.

In the women’s fleet, new girl on the block Karolina Kluszczynska (POL) took a couple of races away from the reigning world champion Paula Novotna (CZE). However the Czech queen bounced back with a perfect three from three in the afternoon session to maintain the overall lead.

Thursday, 16 March 2023 19:37


- Long Distance race opens the competition, and sees multiple lead changes
- Luca Franchi overtakes the world champion for the winner’s gun
- Women’s world champion Paula Novotna comes through for a late win

Wednesday, 15 March 2023 15:38


- First Wingfoil Racing World Cup event in the United Arab Emirates
- Reigning World Champions ready to defend their world titles
- A chance to check in on latest technique and technical developments

Sunday, 05 March 2023 12:38


- Hong Kong claims both gold medals at the first ever WingFoil Racing Asians
- Pattaya delivers again
- Mixed backgrounds reveal potential for further development

Thursday, 02 March 2023 16:34



- 2 long distance races, sunshine and smiles
- 6 female and 16 male competitors registered
- ANOC World Beach Games Tickets up for grabs

Monday, 19 December 2022 00:04

Paula Novotná (CZE)  and Mathis Ghio (FRA) have been crowned first ever Wingfoil Racing World Champions at the Wingfoil Racing World Cup in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

With the Czech and French riders winning the Wingfoil Racing World Cup event over the past four days in northern Brazil, their performances this week were good enough for both athletes to secure the overall world titles for 2022 in this new discipline of wingfoil racing.

Saturday, 17 December 2022 21:26

It was the end of qualifying, and day 3’s racing finally produced a change in the men’s leaderboard at the Wingfoil Racing World Cup in Jericoacoara. Mathis Ghio (FRA) claims the top spot for the first time. Paula Novotná (CZE) continues to lead the women although three race wins in the morning session is proof that Orane Ceris (FRA)  is closing the gap on the World No.1 rider.



  • Sunshine and strong north-easterly winds of 16 to 22 knots
  • Top three men separated by less than a point
  • Sunday’s gold fleet racing will pit the top 14 men against each other
  • Orane Ceris (FRA) wins three races but Paula Novotná (CZE) almost unassailable for overall victory
Saturday, 17 December 2022 00:08


  • Sunshine and strong north-easterly winds of 16 to 22 knots
  • Riders are aching after eight short course races in a day
  • Paula Novotná (CZE) leads the women, but Orane Ceris (FRA) closes the gap
  • Perfect 8-ball from Mathis Ghio (FRA) in the men’s qualifying

When she came ashore after the second of two four-race sessions on the water, Orane Ceris (FRA) couldn’t even remember how many races she had won. “I won one race today,” she said. “No, you won two!” said her arch rival Paula Novotná (CZE) who continues to lead the women’s fleet by a healthy margin

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