News Headlines – Wed 18th

Racing has just concluded on day five of PWA Ulsan, South Korea, and after another round of men\’s and two of women\’s slalom, it\’s still pretty close at the front of the fleets. In the women\’s, Valerie Arrighetti is still on top with 5.7 points, Sarah-Quita Offringa is second with 7, and Lise Vidal third with 8.4. Meanwhile after three rounds completed in the men\’s too, Antoine Albeau is still ruling the roost with 10 points, followed by Josh Angulo on 14 and Pierre Mortefon on 16.7. More should appear very soon on

So it\’s still all to play for on the racecourse out in the Far East – but we do have a freestyle result to report out of Africa, as Vladimir \’Vovo\’ Morozov has won the Dahab Freestyle Festival out in Egypt having beaten Phil Richards into second place in the double with a solid display of power moves. Read Danielle Lucas\’ report at … and while we\’re out in the Sinai, we hear production is progressing well for Colin Dixon and Marco Wedele\’s forthcoming instructional DVD, Go Pro with Colin and Marco. Take a peek behind the scenes at

And looking back on events past, there are some more blog updates following BWA Wales and Ireland last week. Pro men\’s wavesailing winner in Ireland, and currently in yellow as tour leader, Ben Proffitt\’s got plenty to say at Having scored an amateur clean sweep so far, young Aleksy Gayda is understandably amped for Tiree and Cornwall at While at the other end of the age scale, masters winner in Ireland Dave White reflects on competing at his first ever wavesailing event at

Down in Dorset, it\’s great to see Tris Best from OTC Weymouth has got some good local press for his Sunrise Sunset K-Bay to Portland blast alongside Andrew Chandler and Olympic star Nick Dempsey. Check out their write-up in the Dorset Echo here. Hopefully there\’s plenty more press due from this weekend\’s Jaffa Oranges sponsored BSA Weymouth which promises to be one of the biggest mass-participation race events of the season. And remember, it\’s free entry for girls too. More at,, and – see you down there?

Now, how\’s your French? Because our movie of the day is distinctly Gallic in flavour – maybe overpoweringly so. But the action from French-owned Saint-Martin in the Caribbean is formidable as Ploof Video present their portrait of Jean Seb Lavocat, owner of the island\’s Fanatic Boarders Center. More at


Talking of Fanatic, from a Frenchman to an all-British hero now as Philou Lavigne from France\’s interviewed maybe Britain\’s finest ever windsurfing talent. Nik Baker hit the big 40 years of age this week, and talks about his decision to retire from competition and concentrate on importing Fanatic / North / ION into the UK. See what the old man\’s got to say for himself at

And finally – girls!!! Check out Eugene Rezontov\’s movie Windsurf Beauties focussing on the Roxiest of Russian freestyle lovelies at Olya Raskina and Sveta Martynova\’s camp at the Five Square centre in Dahab. More at

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Photo Credit: PWA / JC


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