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News Headlines – Thu 19th

No real world-stopping news today, so let\’s kick off with some high-class wavesailing footage from RRD / NP journeyman Fabrice Beaux, courtesy of NeilPryde. Riding Around showcases the Pacific Basin from Boracay to Costa Rica to Oahu. Plus some exclusive surfing footage of the king of modern surfing, Kelly Slater.

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From the Pacific to the Atlantic, and the Canaries are certainly looking pretty good from here right now – wavesailing \’it couple\’ John Skye and Nayra Alonso have been enjoying a decent swell and some down-the-line at the fickle break of Erizo Point. Judging by the great pix from El Gran Surf, looks like Nayra was ruling it too.

Deeper south, Cabo Verde\’s windsurfing fans – and with CV-1 Josh Angulo a national sporting hero, there are plenty of them – are gearing up for the PWA event in Novermber. Great to see PWA press legend Paul Griffiths is bigging it up: “the ultimate wavesailing finale” eh? (Touch wood…) See how quickly that one spreads across the world\’s sites – looks like Boards might have been first this time.

Talking of confirmed events, the Speed World Cup organisers have confirmed a minimum prize fund of €10,000 for the 2010 Speed Windsurfing World Championship, November 15-21 in Port St Louis, France. www.speedworldcup.com

On right now in Singapore, the Youth Olympic Games included two more races for the boys\’ and girls\’ Techno fleets yesterday. Unfortunately British hope Kieran Martin has slipped back to second behind Israel\’s Mayan Rafic. Jade Rogers recorded two top-10 places to stay in 11th. There\’s a way to go yet though. www.sailing.org

And finally, looks like turbo-blogger The Peconic Puffin may have had some kind of epiphany. No sooner had he put out his wind prayer after too long in the wilderness than it starts blowing. Hotline to god, or happy coincidence?

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