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News Headlines – Mon 28th

So, welcome to British Summer Time. Which out on Maui means it\’s photoshoot time! The first Brit publicly on 2012 duty is Chris \’Muzza\’ Murray who\’s been playing with the helicopters for the Starboard brochures – and courtesy of Jay Haysey at Globalshots, here\’s his first day on set. Keep up with Muzza and Jay\’s Maui antics at k202windsurfing.blogspot.com and facebook.com/globalshot.pictures

 

Talking of British blogs, check out Mike Archer\’s latest update from his trip to South Africa where he\’s been testing some new F2 sails (check them out here) keeping up to date with TurfDog business, cage diving, mountain trekking, and scoring it at Milnerton, Melkbos, Cape Point and more. Check out mikewindsurf.blogspot.com

Out on Margarita Island, the Fanatic / North pairing of Jose \’Gollito\’ Estredo and Yoli de Brendt won the freestyle contest at Copa ONA 2011, El Yaque last weekend. No great surprise there, but you could be excused a double-take when you read that Gollito\’s second in the racing on his new Fanatic Falcons and North Warps have seen him crowned Venezuelan Slalom Champion! Might we see him follow Sarah-Quita\’s crossover from tricking to racing on the World Tour? More at fanatic.com

Need a change of scene yourself? New job, maybe? Witchcraft custom boards on Fuerteventura are offering 150-200 days on the water a year to the right person for a role in their board factory. The ideal candidate? Unphased by modern EC employment law, it seems, they want someone “around 24-30 years, skilled pair of hands, flexible, extremely keen on windsurfing, having pride in craftsmanship.” Get your CV in at witchcraft.nu

Let\’s hop over to Tenerife now, R&D base for Point-7 sails who tell us that their first shipments of the new AC-1 2k11 4-cam race sail have arrived in Europe and will be delivered to team riders and clients alike this week. And to help them rig up straight out of the sailbag, the brand have released this Point-7 AC-1 Rigging Guide. More at point-7.com

 

Meanwhile even further over in Egypt a crew from Blacklab films including Adam Sims, Max Rowe and Steve Thorne have been on tour from Moonbeach to El Tur to Dahab in pursuit of footage for their forthcoming film celebrating the cream of UK freestyle. More on Blacklab\’s Facebook page, and their tour operator even joined them for a week – see his resume of Oceansource Egypt at oceansource.com

And finally, we\’d like to join the whole world windsurfing community in wishing Andre Paskowski the best of luck as we learn his year-long battle with cancer isn\’t over yet. Despite being declared \’all clear\’ by doctors earlier this year, Andre is back in hospital in Germany for more surgery and more chemo. Be strong, Andre. Meanwhile the best way to lend your support is to follow the project Andre\’s been focussing his attention on – Minds Wide Open at facebook.com/mindswideopen

 

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Photo Credit: Jay Haysey / Globalshots

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