News Headlines – Thu 20th

The first northern hemisphere RS:X race meet of the year has taken place in Miami for the Alex Caviglia Bluewater Classic. The British Olympic front-runners were due to attend, but although Nick Dempsey was finally unable to through illness, British \’super-sub\’ Elliot Carney took first place in the men\’s while Bryony Shaw cleaned up in the women\’s fleet. Go GB! Full results here.

Of course, young Elliot is a product of the strong British youth Techno 293 Class who don\’t let a little thing like the cold get in the way of their winter training schedule: Axbridge Training is open to all Techno sailors, 20-21 February at Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club. More at

Meanwhile, as the mass wavesailing exodus continues to South Africa this time of year, the freestyle movies are still streaming out of Brazil from a great autumn / winter 2010. The latest is this beauty: Classtrip to Camocim by Gereon and Jona of Derbähr Productions and featuring Loick Spicher, Arianna Aukes, Lennart Brünig, Felix Söder, Tilo Eber, Jona Bähr, Julien Mas as well as Britain\’s own Al Bentley at the emerging resort of Camocim and familiar territory of Jeri.


Next up from Jeri, 19 year-old German freestyler Lennart Brünig presents his latest trip to Brazil. Which didn\’t run smooth by the sounds of it, Lennart says: “Special thanks to the thieves and buggy drivers, who waited until  the end of the journey to steal my camera.” Hmmm, that was good of them!


Out in Ireland, 2010 Irish Speed Champ Oisin Van Gelderen has been checking out the speed potential in Wexford and crossing over into the waves of the west coast on Sunday. Check out his latest photo-galleries here.

Sticking with JP, check out this product release movie for the 2011 JP Freestyle range – Andy \’Bubble\’ Chambers introduces Yegor Popretinskiy, Olya Raskina, Ian Mouro Lemos and Antxon Otaegui to demonstrate and explain the trick new range. More at


And finally, not sure we should thank or resent The Peconic Puffin (and Just Messin\’ Around) for drawing our attention to one of the latest German ads from Hot Sails Maui. All utterly ironic and thong-in-cheek, of course…


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