News Headlines – Wed 18th

The Youth Olympic Games have kicked off in Singapore, and after the first day of Techno racing Britain\’s Kieran Martin is top of the table having posted a 1st and a 2nd place. Team-mate Jade Rogers is 11th in the girls\’ fleet. Keep up with them (if you can!) at

Today\’s movie is NeilPryde\’s presentation of the 2011 Combat, touted as “the most versatile in the wave sail range … would suit the rider who is looking for extreme durability.” Great footage of our boy Swifty. Look out for Adrian and the Clones\’ test of the Combat from El Médano – the 4.7 / 4.2m sail test overview will be on the front page next week.


umi Pictures have just released their PWA Pozo 2010 footage: “from the usual suspects; Ricardo, Philip and Victor” – and then some! See it on

The Point-7 Black Team have just returned from the PWA World Cup in Turkey, and are now blogging their story with video footage – including an exclusive video of the all-new AX-K. Here it is…

Out west in the USA, the Columbia Gorge\’s River Rippers have named Nick Allen from Hood River their \’River Ripper of the Month\’. Check out their interview, including a classy movie feature from Bryan Metcalf-Perez.

Even further east, the Bexhill to Camber Challenge 28-30 August in aid of Cancer Research UK have got themselves some decent local coverage in the Hastings Observer. Help them out at

And finally, while we\’re thinking paper and ink, Adam Sims has hit the local press in Dacta, Turkey. Front and back pages – not that he\’s got the faintest idea what they said about him! Translations gratefully received…

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