News Headlines – Tue 7th

So, the weekend\’s various competitions are over and it\’s time to celebrate the victors. Biggest and loudest of all is PWA Costa Brava winner Antoine Albeau who is featured on sponsor\’s sites and – and, of course, the official event round-up on And here\’s the last of the action from the weekend including the light wind eighth round of slalom from Catalunya.


Further out in the Med, Sunday saw the conclusion of the third Sardinia Freestyle Grand Prix in Porto Liscia for the EFPT. Unfortunately no result proper, though there was the tow-in as reported yesterday (won by Julien Mas) and four special prizes awarded to youngest rider Nicolas Slijk, best Italian rider Gigi Maddedu, biggest wipe-out Rick Jendrusch and fair play award to Dieter van der Eyken who helped an injured fellow rider. Full round-up at

Elsewhere in Italy, the Riccione Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix also concluded over the weekend. After four races Dutchman Casper Bouman took top spot ahead of Australia\’s Steve Allen in second and Estonia\’s  Martin Ervin in third. More at – here\’s some action from day 1, and check out Sean O\’Brien\’s gallery and report at


Still more from Italy and back to Sardinia where Capo del Capo hosted the nation\’s biggest and most prestigious wavesailing event on 2 June. Of 16 finalists, Francisco Porcella emerged victorious over Gabriele Serra and Matteo Spanu in what look like pretty special conditions. Read a report from 6th placed Raimondo Gasperini at and

And one last Italian shout-out is due as North Sails celebrate the success of their man Patrick Diethelm in winning this year\’s Defi Wind … and also on a North Warp second placed French national rider Bieuzy Mauffret too. More at

To the UK now, where down in Weymouth the big pre-Olympic test event of Sail for Gold has started on Olympic waters at the WPNSA. In light, shifty conditions Poland\’s Piotr Myszka currently leads the men\’s RS:X while Spain\’s Blanca Manchon is ahead of the women. Britiain\’s Nick Dempsey sits third man while Elliot Carney is the next placed home-boy back in 24th. In the women\’s fleet, Bryony Shaw is 18th and Izzy Hamilton 27th after four races. More at and

Justifiably hitching a ride off the back of this big event, OTC Weymouth are looking to showcase a bit of windsurfing history urging us to bring our old kit to their Skandia Sail For Gold Open Day in Dorset at 10am this coming Saturday. More at

Also coming up this weekend in Leicestershire it\’s the 25th Rutland Marathon alongside the UKWA Inland 3 sponsored by Boardwise and the National Junior Championships too! Full info at

And finally, the July issue of our papery sibling Boards Mag is out today (see issue 274) – and if you\’ve got your eye on any new F2 kit you might want to grab a copy, as there\’s a reader offer for 30% off the price from the importers – those fine fellas down at Spot-On-Water – to celebrate the brand\’s 30th birthday this Friday. More at


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