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News Headlines – Fri 20th

Today\’s big news is that it\’s all over at PWA Ulsan in South Korea, where Bjorn Dunkerbeck and Valerie Arrighetti are flying home with 2011 World Cup Slalom victories to their names. In the men\’s, Antoine Albeau came second with Josh Angulo third. Lise Vidal was second lady, followed by Sarah-Quita Offringa. Check out the full event summary at pwaworldtour.com

But our movie of the moment is Adam Sims and Max Rowe freestyle training earlier this year out at El Tur, Moon Beach and Dahab in Egypt. Filmed by Josh Willmot of Blacklab, this is just the trailer – and knowing how much time and energy they\’ve invested in their filmmaking in recent years, the full film due out in June promises to be pretty special. Keep up with the project at facebook.com/Blacklab – more from Adam at k669.blogspot.com, and more from Max at maxrowe.blogspot.com

 

The RS:X Class Association have announced a new Volvo Ocean Race Academy RS:X Youth Stopover Tour with rounds of Olympic class racing at 10 worldwide ports of call for this super-high-profile yacht racing discipline. More at rsxclass.com and neilpryde.com – meanwhile check out their promo movie…

Hot Sails Maui are getting ready to launch a brand new light wind wave sail – their Firelight. And having seen Diony Guadagnino enjoying its benefits, Chris Freeman sought out an interesting little interview with sail designer Jeff Henderson on the birth of the concept. Check it out at blog.hotsailsmaui.com

Talking of new kit, RRD have launched a new freemove board – the Firemove LTD will come in three sizes: 100, 110 & 110L. Find out more at robertoriccidesigns.com … or if you prefer, here\’s the movie!

And finally, here\’s a lesser-known fact – fewer people have climbed Everest than have windsurfed around the Isle of Wight. How do we know that? Well, we\’re trusting one of the few who have (windsurfed round the Isle of Wight, that is…) James Leeming\’s account of his recent 9-hour 35-minute circumnavigation can be read at windsurf.me.uk

 

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Photo Credit: PWA / JC

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