Descriptive analysis of Olympic class windsurfing competition during the 2017-2018 regatta season

Anastasiou, Alex, Jones, Thomas, Mullan, Paul, Ross, Emma and Howatson, Glyn (2019) Descriptive analysis of Olympic class windsurfing competition during the 2017-2018 regatta season. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 19 (4). pp. 517-529. ISSN 2474-8668

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to describe race characteristics of the top three finishers for different wind speed categories within Olympic windsurfing competition. Global position system data was analysed from 94 races (47 Men’s races & 47 Women’s races) across five regattas during the 2017–2018 windsurfing season. Medium wind speeds (8.1 to 15.9 knots) represented the greatest proportion of races for Men (43%) and Women (34%). Large variations in race time (825–2105 s), distance (2167–11,786 m) and board speeds (3.32–16.78 kts) were experienced across the wind categories. Although race time for Women was non-significant (P = 0.101) between wind categories. Low first windward mark position was reported in both Men (first = 2.2 ± 2.1, second = 3.7 ± 2.6, third = 5.0 ± 3.3) and Women (first = 2.2 ± 1.9, second = 3.5 ± 2.2, third = 4.0 ± 2.8) who finished on the podium. The findings may provide useful information to coaches and sports scientists in the planning and implementation of specific training interventions. Furthermore, the detail of first upwind characteristics (time, distance, board speed and manoeuvres) could be used to enhance the ecological validity of laboratory-based testing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Windsurfing, Olympic, pumping, competition, GPS
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2019 13:53
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 10:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/39754

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