News Headlines – Thu 29th

So, the racing\’s all over at PWA Fuerteventura – and we can confirm that it finished an Antoine Albeau, Finian Maynard, Bjorn Dunkerbeck 1-2-3. And any minute soon the freestylers could be out doing their thing at Sotavento (wind allowing, of course, although we have an inkling maybe it won\’t today…) Keep up with all the latest via the PWA Live Event Ticker – and if the wind does fill in, be sure to check back later on for our exclusive footage of day 6 action.

Meanwhile our film, courtesy of, comes from \’The Nautical Mile Weekend\’ at La Franqui near Leucate in Southern France. Looks like a good venue, although it apparently takes a few days of wind to flatten off the strip. And it seems the Dutch cleaned up, recording the six fastest miles with Jacques van der Hout on top logging 42.63 knots according to


While we\’re thinking fast, after suffering a cancellation at Fuerte the Speed World Cup are hinting at a new windsurfing event soon to be confirmed. How intriguing is that? Keep an eye on their website for more.

Following their mid-year IQ launch, Starboard have announced that they\’ll now be producing two product catalogues a year. Find a copy of Autumn / Winter 2010 / 11 at your local dealer, or check out

And finally, if you went anywhere near any mainstream media yesterday you can\’t help but have noticed it\’s two years to go until the London 2012 Olympics. It\’s good to see windsurfing wasn\’t completely forgotten either, and the BBC talked to Nick Dempsey in Weymouth as part of their London 2012 news special yesterday lunchtime – check it out about 27 minutes in on BBC iPlayer.

Photo Credit: John Carter / PWA


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