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News Headlines – Mon 21st

We\’ve got to kick off today with the last instalment of Skyeboy\’s year 2010. Part 3 sees John Skye on a month-long road-trip to PWA Klitmoller, BWA Tiree, and then jetting out to Maui for some end of year training. More at skyeboy.blogspot.com

 

What happened next? Well, at the start of this year the annual exodus to Cape Town, obviously! And as the UK shifts into spring, the South African season is finally drawing to a close. Even Ben Proffitt\’s extended visit is wrapping up – check out his final Cape Town 2011 movie, Going Backwards. Top work, more at thewetdream.co.uk

 

Moving forwards to another, albeit much lesser-known, Rhosneigr regular now – here\’s a bit of real world South Africa as Phil Horrocks showcases George Bevan\’s 2011 trip down south.

 

After all the recent Olympic rumblings about the RS:X windsurfing potentially being replaced by kitesurfing, there\’s finally a chance for us to do something about it. Both neilpryde.com and rsxclass.com are promoting a link to the Facebook Vote Windsurfing for 2016 campaign. Like it, get your friends to like it, and hopefully we\’ll still see windsurfing at the Rio Games.

Talking of RS:X, the official Team GBR sailing team blog at volvocarssailing.co.uk is carrying an update from British leading man Nick Dempsey who reckons he\’s in his best shape ever after a winter\’s training in Brazil. We\’ll see how he gets on at the prestigious Palma event at the end of this month…

An altogether more serious appeal now, as the Japanese Professional Windsurfers Association pleads for the world\’s windsurfers to donate and Help Japan after the genuinely horrific loss of life and infrastructure following the recent earthquake and tsunami. More at pwaworldtour.com – and do dig deep at american.redcross.org

And finally, currently being sold on ebay in aid of the Japanese victims (and due to close later today, in fact) is this not the priciest secondhand wetsuit you\’ve ever heard of? XCEL 3-2mm Infiniti, one careful owner, guaranteed urine-free, £9,300! Check it out at ebay.co.uk

 

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Photo Credit: PWA / JC

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