Today\’s big news comes out of Austria where Steven Van Broeckhoven, just this morning, won the double elimination at PWA Podersdorf having sewn up the single in 25 knots on Neuslider See yesterday afternoon. Kiri Thode came second, Davy Scheffers third and Jose \’Gollito\’ Estredo fourth – check out the full results ladder on pwaworldtour.com and thanks to continentseven.com here\’s the full single elimination final: Steven verses Kiri.
Of the Brits, K-20 Max Rowe climbed to a solid 9th place, Bubble fell back to 17th, Adam Sims hung on to 25th and Jamie Drummond posted 33rd in his first PWA event. And of course they\’re now all back in the van and motoring the full day and night (and then some!) up to North Wales…
…where Funsport again plays host to the BWA Wave Tour Round 1 at Rhosneigr. The event takes place Friday 6th to Sunday 8th May and conditions are looking good so far… Along with the competition there\’s entertainment including Friday night\’s Llandudno Ski Slope BBQ and Saturday night\’s Pub Party in Rhosneigr. Funsport has been running these event for over 10 years, and no matter the conditions it\’s always a success. Check out Funsport\’s new website at www.funsportonline.co.uk for much, much more.
Or click britishwavesailingassociation.com for full details of the BWA Wave Tour, where they\’ve just announced a few tweaks to the rules and regs favouring attendance at windless events, allowing one discard, capping the pro fleet to 16 (with promotions and relegations from pro to amateur fleets), and increasing the age of a \’master\’ to 40+.
Onto the racecourse, and pictures have been posted of last weekend\’s UKWA National Championships 2011 Round 1 at Weymouth. Check them out at ukwindsurfing.com – and according to Tushingham\’s Facebook page, Dave Hackford won the UKWA Cup with Jon White first lightweight, while Sam Sills took the RS:X fleet and his sisters Saskia and Imogen cleaned up in the Techno U17s.
Also catching up on last weekend, Dave White has now published a quick picture gallery of W4CR Sunrise Sunset at davewhite.me, George Shillito has surfaced on georgek630.windsurfing.pro with more details of his 25-hour non-stop challenge, and Sarah Bibby relates her tale of a full day at Llandegfedd in South Wales on sarahk349.blogspot.com. In fact, talking of Sarah, check out her latest movie from 5 weeks on Maui.
While we\’re thinking of girls (!) here\’s another hot blonde in action – H-131 Arrianne Aukes training for her rookie PWA freestyle season on Bonaire. More from Ms Aukes at arrianne.gearfreak.nl
And finally, that\’s waves and freestyle, so howsabout a slalom movie? Shred Gybes, Ride Camels follows Point-7 Pro Team rider Sean O\’Brien, on a recent trip to the Sinai in Egypt. More at aus120.com
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