The BWA Cornwall Wave Classic has been just that this year – classic! Although the conditions didn\’t deliver yesterday, Saturday saw a full round of amateur, masters, women\’s and youth competition. And no more pro action meant Phil Horrocks takes the well deserved event win. See Phil\’s reaction (and a personal event report) on ripandslash.com. Adam Sims took the amateurs very narrowly from Emile Kott – more at Windsurf Britain, boards.com, and there are some great pictures on Guava Jelly. Debbie Kennedy was first lady, Lecky Gayda first youth, and Big Davey first master. Final results here – and make sure you check out Alfie\’s exclusive day 1 movie from Friday.
Meanwhile on the world stage, Britain\’s Izzy Hamilton has won the RS:X Youth World Championships in Cyprus. With not a breath of wind on Saturday, the medal race never even started leaving Izzy sitting pretty at the front of the fleet. In the men\’s France\’s Thomas Goyard took the honours with first placed Brit Connor Bainbridge left just outside the medals in fourth. Plenty more here – and check out the action from the last day of racing on Friday…
Over in Ireland, Pearse Geaney has been crowned 2010 Irish Slalom Series Champion after a windless final event at Kinvarra, Co Galway. More here.
Much further afield, Gabriel Browne has won the Wind Brasil World Formula Championships which ended yesterday in Fortaleza. Fellow Brazilian Paulo Dos Reis finished second overall with Australian Steve Allen in third. Full results here, and check out the prizegiving and highlights of the racing from Morlima films…
Back in the UK, thanks to Reuben Ellis for this superb film of the BSA Finale at OTC Weymouth, 23/24 Oct 2010, won by Ross Williams from Mat Pearch and Kev Greenslade. Full results here.
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Across the pond, following the awesome Pistol River Wave Bash in 2010 national wavesailing events are firmly back on the USA\’s calendar as the 2011 American Windsurfing Tour has been announced. Comprising the Santa Cruz Classic, Pistol River Wave Bash, San Carlos Cactus Cup, Hatteras Wave Jam and Maui Makani Classic it looks pretty tasty. More at americanwindsurfingtour.com
And finally, as British Summer Time is now dead and buried howsabout this for some alternative winter competition? The Winter Windsurfing ice season is about to begin in Scandanavia, where there\’s a thriving competition scene – get involved at winterwindsurf.com
Photo Credit: Simon Crowther