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Day two of World Cup wavesailing competition on Gran Canaria saw a Pozo no-blow as competitors spent the day chilling on the beach waiting for the wind and swell to build. Although the forecast is looking great for this weekend, we fear it may be much the same story today – but can at least bring you these two movies from a full-on day one. Keep up with today\’s proceedings at pwaworldtour.com


No competition means everyone got the chance to update their blogs though, so we can read updates from a few of our own out in the Canaries: Mikey Clancy at mikeyclancy.com, Phil Horrocks at ripandslash.com, Ben Proffitt at thewetdream.co.uk, and rookie British women\’s entry Sarah Bibby at sarahk349.blogspot.com – plus there are quotes from a few more of the international riders in the official day two report on pwaworldtour.com

Over the other side of the Atlantic, day two saw four more races at the Formula World Champs in Puerto Rico – after seven races Antoine Albeau leads the fleet, followed by BRA-3333 Paulo Dos Reis in second and ISR-1 Arnan Dagan in third. Read day two\’s live report at formulawindsurfing.org, check out some pictures and further reportage from Sean O\’Brien at aus120.com and find even more at puertoricoformulawindsurfing.com

Super-star racers of the future are looking even further west though, as the Bic Techno 293 Worlds take place 19-24 July this year in San Francisco, California. The prestigious St Francis Yacht Club will host 200+ of the world\’s finest youth racers – here\’s the event teaser: more at techno293worldchampionship.org


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Staying in America, here\’s one for any fledgling RS:X sailors looking for somewhere to combine their college studies with some high-end windsurfing training – Hampton University right on Cheapsake Bay in Virginia, USA, are offering windsurf racers from around the world “a golden opportunity to study and develop your racing at top level on the ICSA National Conference circuit under head coach Alessandro Ambrosi”. Do well in the SATs and you could even win a scholarship! More at rsxclass.com

Some product news now, and as we count down the days until many brands\’ 2012 freewave ranges are unveiled Fanatic and North have announced that they\’ll be launching innovative free iPhone apps to help keep us in the loop on their team riders, photoshoots, products and much more. Check out the screenshots and YouTube clips at fanatic.com and north-windsurf.com

And finally, it\’s always good to finish up with something a little bit different – and the latest from Japan\’s Kuma Movie comes, as always, pretty deep out of left field. Tonky Cooking with Kuma takes us into the kitchen with Tonky Frans and Chibikke, surely windsurfing\’s most famous teddy bear, to rustle up a chicken and rice dinner. Ready? Steady? Cook! More translated madness at wind.ap.teacup.com/kumamovie


 

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Photo Credit: PWA / John Carter

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