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News Headlines – Tue 19th

Down in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Formula Experience World Championships drew to a close last weekend. After 15 races Leonardo Rebello took the honours, while Gabriel Browne seemed unstoppable in the Youth Fleet. But British hopes rested on the shoulders of Xavier Ferlet (GBR-451) who oh-so-nearly became Formula Masters World Champion but was just pipped to the prize by Mathias Pinheiro. Full results and daily movies here, more on Xav here

Staying in South America, as some of the world\’s top wavesailors begin to look towards Chile for their their winter training, there\’s a timely announcement that the third round of the South American Wave Champs will take place at Matanzas, 29 October to 1 November. Question is, will current leader Kauli Seadi be attending just a couple of weeks before PWA Cape Verde? Entries are open now – more here

The UK\’s speedsailors are all at Weymouth right now for Speed Week (see how that\’s gone so far on Dave White\’s site), but (judging by this forecast) Saturday could be shaping up to be a brutal conclusion to the BSA\’s 8-race series, hosted by OTC Weymouth. More here.

We all enjoyed his drumming last week, but away from the kit Kai Katchadourain has signed with Simmer Wetsuits – he\’s on message too: “I have never used a more comfortably performing wetsuit for windsurfing or surfing than the Simmer Generator…” More here.

The latest flick doing the rounds online is Scott McKercher\’s WA Gold 2010, shredding (and living) West Oz developing the latest Starboard and Severne kit.

Seems the Canaries have turned light and flat as autumn sets in on the northern hemisphere, so Dario Ojeda\’s gone fishing while the Moreno Twins have put together this film celebrating their 20th world title

Daida & Iballa Moreno enlarged their legend, 20 world titles. >>

Over in the Med, Silver Sand\’s latest, Pals 17-10-2010, shows what the Costa Brava had to offer just last weekend – who\’d have thought it?!?

Pals 17-10-2010 from Silver Sand on Vimeo.

And finally, here\’s a blast from the past and maybe a glimpse of the future – Mike Eskimo was a genuine legend of windsurfing in the \’80s and he\’s now turned his talents towards SUP. Add a pair of footstraps and it looks like paddling could go aerial: check out the SUPflip from this trailer for the forthcoming Robby Seeger movie SUPconscious.

 

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