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Following BWA Cornwall, we\’re still yet to officially hear who the overall 2010 wavesailing champions are – but let\’s chance it and announce a few anyway! Despite having a self-confessed shocker at Gwithian, Ben Proffitt\’s performance this year has been enough to secure him the title of 2010 BWA Champion. Chris \’Muzza\’ Murray scooped second overall, with Tushy teammate George Shillito third. BWA Amateur Champion is rising star Adam Sims, while Aleksy \’Lecky\’ Gayda has retained the BWA Youth Champion title. Official confirmation to come at britishwavesailingassociation.com

But obviously it\’s not just Cornwall that\’s been scoring it recently – across the water, Ireland\’s been on its game too. Dublin\’s fair city, east facing and hardly renowned for down-the-line joy, has delivered Mikey Clancy with some cross-off riding. More on Mikey\’s blog. Meanwhile way out west in County Clare, check out Moo rider Dan Gardner hitting Fanore

A sobering story now as Andy Fairclough, one of the founders of instructor trainers Flying Fish, is currently facing up to the kind of news none of us ever want to hear. His partner, Natalie, is suffering from a particularly aggressive form of leukemia and needs to get to Germany to take part in the drug trail that could save her life. The problem being a cost of around £50,000 to get there. Which is where we step in – donations, however small, could provide the lifeline Natalie needs. Read the full story here, and please give what you can here

Sail brand Vandal have released their 2011 brochure, including a new wave sail in the shape of the Enemy, the new Stitch freerace, and entry-level all-rounder the Venture alongside the established Riot and Addict. Check out the PDF brochure – more detail to come at vandalsails.com

Following her successful defence of the RS:X Youth World Champion title in Cyprus, Izzy Hamilton has featured on BBC South-West news programme \’Spotlight\’. Check it out 19-minutes 30-seconds in on BBC iPlayer.

And finally, since our acquisition by Factory Media this year you might have noticed a few overseas test trips creeping into the Clones\’ schedule. But it ain\’t all beer and skittles you know, especially when the force of nature that is Dave White\’s behind the lens. As you\’ll see if you check out Test Team Tribulations #94: the Whitey effect on boards.co.uk

Photo Credit: Jay Haysey

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