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News Headlines – Fri 22nd

Let\’s kick off today with some great British news from the Techno Windsurfing World Champs in San Francisco. After two days of racing, GB\’s Adam Purcell is winning the under-17s boys, Saskia and Imogen Sills are second and third in the girls followed by Noelle Finch in fourth, while Emma Wilson (daughter of former Olympian Penny Way) leads the way in the under-15 girls followed by Emily Hall in third. More at waterhound.com – and here are the movies from the last two days of racing…


 


 

Staying on America\’s west coast, there are now reports on the recent US WIndsurfing Nationals at Berkeley Yacht Club from long-distance winner Phil McGain on mauisails.com, freestyle winner Tyson Poor on jp-australia.com, and Britain\’s own third-placed freestyler Chris \’Muzza\’ Murray at k202windsurfing.blogspot.com

Next up for Muzza it\’s round two of the American Windsurfing Tour down in Baja California for the San Carlos Cactus Cup, 30 July to 6 August. Here\’s Kevin Pritchard to tell you a little more about that – more at americanwindsurfingtour.com


 

Out in the Canaries today is freestyle registration day for PWA Fuerteventura with competition due to start tomorrow. Conditions don\’t sound great right now, and all we\’re really hearing from Fuerte is from Sarah Bibby at sarahk349.blogspot.com and Stef Hilder at stefk782.blogspot.com up north enjoying the waves! Keep up with the PWA down in Sotavento at pwaworldtour.com

Thanks (again!) to one of our favourite bloggers, Greek legend Zakel, for spotting this one – online German mag windsurfers.de have posted the latest interview with Andre Paskowski on his current chemo treatments and progress on his movie project Minds Wide Open. Read a translated version at zakel.ws

Andre will surely be back in his sponsors\’ new releases next year, but meanwhile Fanatic / NorthSails have unveiled this trailer for this year\’s sequel to their renowned \’Addicted to Ride\’ series – Rail to Rail directed by Carl Nyberg. More at fanatic.com


 

And finally, let\’s rewind to Fuerteventura as we weren\’t completely honest as to exactly what else is out there – be ready for this, as cult Japanese teddy-bear Kuma Movie (wind.ap.teacup.com) catches up with leading light Tonky Frans. Crazy!


 

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