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News Headlines – Thu 11th

Today\’s headlines maybe come a little later in the day than usual, as we\’ve been waiting to hear how the RS:X medal races finished at the Olympic Test Event down in Weymouth. And the good news is we have two British medals – in their last race Nick Dempsey\’s second wasn\’t quite enough to outdo the Netherlands\’ Dorian Van Rijsselberge, whose fifith meant he claimed gold by just one point leaving Nick with a sterling silver. Meanwhile Bryony Shaw held onto bronze medal position in the women\’s behind Spain\’s Marina Alabau in second and Poland\’s Zofia Noceti-Klepacka in first. Full results at sailing.org

Over in Turkey on the PWA Alacati Slalom racecourse, yesterday belonged to Finian Maynard and Delphine Cousin who posted their first bullets in the men\’s and women\’s fleets respectively. Bjorn Dunkerbeck still leads the men and Karin Jaggi the women\’s, both by 33 points as it seems to be business as usual again today with Bjorn, Antoine and Karin already posting first places. Keep up with the latest at pwaworldtour.com

Onto World Cup Waves now as Robby Swift and Heidy Clawson have released this footage of Team NeilPryde at the last Tour stop of Tenerife … check out Kauli Seadi, Ricardo Campello, Robby Swift and of course event winner and king of the doubles Philip Koster in action at Cabezo, El Médano.


 

Also looking back at recent World Cup events, check out Max Rowe\’s take on the PWA Fuerteventura Freestyle a fortnight ago where he fell to Yarden Meir in the single and Tonky Frans in the double to finish a disappointing 17th. That and more K-20 capers at maxrowe.blogspot.com

Of course, Max\’s Club Vass and PWA Freestyle compadre Andy \’Bubble\’ Chambers is out on Prasonisi right now at the JP / Pryde Young Gun Camp at the Christof Kirschner Pro Center. Read Christof\’s day three report at jp-australia.com and watch the movie right here…


 

Over in the USA, the American Windsurfing Tour have announced their latest wave rankings after three events. Nathan Mershon still leads the expert men, followed by Kevin Pritchard, Graham Ezzy and Josh Stone. Jordan Reid is top amateur, Morgan Moireaux leads the youths, while Ingrid Larouche is winning the women\’s. More at americanwindsurfingtour.com

And finally, here\’s the most unnerving meeting of windsurfing and mainstream media we\’ve seen in a long long time. The Daily Mirror are reporting that dogwalkers have stumbled across human remains in a park in Peckham, SE London. No huge surprises there, it happens … except according to the security guard this particular John Doe was found “in a bag, like a windsurfing bag“. Eek! More at mirror.co.uk

 

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