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News Headlines – Thu 28th

Although the weather forecast has suffered a few wobbles this week, there\’s definitely still 25-knot winds and 3m, 11-sec swell about for this weekend\’s BWA Cornwall Wave Classic due to start tomorrow. And forces are well mobilised towards Gwithian now: Muzza and Jamie Gibbs have been captured in training by Jay Haysey, Tushingham teammate Nick Moffatt has been making the most of his half term already in training around Daymer Bay, Starboard teammate Timo Mullen might have elected not to bother with Tiree but he\’ll be in Cornwall alright, while Bubble\’s been doing the full West Country tour in preparation…

If you\’re looking for something else to do this weekend there\’s always Llandegfedd Oktoberfest – hosted by Rat Rigs Cardiff and Gwent Adventures there\’ll be fun slalom, GPS speed, technique clinics, barbeques and the innagrual swap meet this Saturday 30 October. More here or at www.ratrigs.com. Further north the Boardwise end of season demo is also next weekend at Aberdovey (mid Wales) on  30-31 October, and the forecast\’s looking pretty tasty too. More here.

Today\’s must-watch movie has to be Nayra Alonso\’s 2010 anthology – and man, can that girl rip?!? Skyeboy had better look out for being eclipsed by \’la esposa\’ in years to come ;o) More from Nayra here.

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New Starboard / Tushingham recruit Dan Skudder has been declared 2010 Inter-Service Speed & Formula Champion in his first season of racing in the forces. Tushy\’s Paul Simmons warns us that “Dan will be looking to make a big impression on the BSA Slalom Series in 2011.” More here and here.

The UKWA have finally published a brief round-up of DaKine Weymouth Speed Week, won by Kevin Greenslade and Zara Davis. Check it out. And if you want to start competing for next year\’s honours, get yourself a GT31 GPS unit, get to your local speedstrip and start posting on the Boards British GPS Speed ladder.

Talking of speed, Kev and Zara\’s Mistral teammate Chris Lockwood features in this movie from Perth, West Oz. Some great helicopter footage of their 2011 photoshoot showcasing the currently leader of the gps-speedsurfing 2010 world rankings with 46.60 knots.


Mistral Windsurf Photoshoot 1 from Colin Leonhardt on Vimeo.

Across the Channel, RRD\’s Julien Quentel has won possibly the last ever overall \’Champion de France\’ title in 2010 having competed nationally across the racing, wave and freestyle disciplines. He said “I\’m really sad that this will be the last year in France with this kind of overall ranking.” More here.

And finally, let\’s finish with some words from Bonairean freestyler and rapper Ruben \’Bang\’ Petrisie: “I like to stay but I get away to keep moving on a windsurfer”. In a modern Smash Hits stylee, you might want to find your songsheet here and sing along to his tracks here!

Photo Credit: Jay Haysey

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