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Today\’s movie is the second part of Victor Fernandez\’ Maui 2010 trip – seven minutes of Ho\’okipa riding with some big tricks and hard crashes for good measure. And this time it features pals Klaas Voget and Levi Siver too…

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EFPT Sardinia\’s going from strength to strength, as the day two of the freestyle event saw everyone on their smallest sails in Force 8 winds. In the second single elimination Nicolas Akgazciyan sailed some fluid heats to meet Steven van Broeckhoven in the final. But the Belgian winner of the double still looked unstoppable, winning a 5-0 verdict from the judges.

Unfortunately, the Hove leg of the kids\’ EFPKT has been cancelled. Late last week it was announced that Brighton & Hove council would not be allowing camping on-site at Hove Lagoon – and, in the absence of anywhere local for competitors to stay, organiser Trevor Funnell has been forced to call the event off.

But it\’s not all doom back home, as the wind genuinely seemed to be blowing over the weekend. Reports aren\’t exactly flooding in yet, but there was 20 knots for the Poole Slalom crew on Saturday while the guys at Windsurf Britain finally emerged from their enforced hibernation with sessions in Llangenith and Southbourne.

Up at Rutland Water, Rik\’s Windsurfing have got their hands on the new JP Super Light Wind and seem to be enjoying it too. Read their test report here.

Meanwhile Dave Nobles extend an open invite to join them at Rutland Water for a demo on Sunday 25 July. Expect camping, beer, pro sailors, and a sneaky peek at some 2011 kit…

Talking of which, NeilPryde have just released their Olympic class RS:X sails in striking red and yellow liveries, certainly ought to make the fleets more colourful.

And finally, somewhat more understated threads. The weather gurus Big Salty have launched their own ethically sourced, carbon neutral range of Big Salty Clothing. Bonus is it\’s affordable and looks the part too – check it out…

 

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