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News Headlines – Wed 17th

There seems to be a bit of a lull in activity on the event scene at the minute – but let\’s kick off today with the latest from the only competition that\’s on right now. After the first day of racing at the Formula European Champs in Liepaja, Latvia, Israel\’s Arnon Dagan and Poland\’s Wojtek Brzozowski are leading their fleets after three races (surprise-surprise!) – while British hopes rest with masters James Briggs and Bond Chris way back in the rankings. In the women\’s, Poland\’s Agnieszka Pietrasik is currently in charge… Keep up with today\’s racing at formulawindsurfing.org

Meanwhile up at Lake Silvaplana in the Swiss Alps, windsurfers have beaten sailors and kiters around the course to win Engadinwind 2011. Sebastian Kordel took top spot, followed by Patrik Diethelm and newly crowned World Champ Bjorn Dunkerbeck. Read the translated report from engadinwind.ch, and check out the picture gallery at web.me.com

Also after PWA Alacati, it looks like a few of the slalom crowd headed elsewhere in Turkey to compete at the Red Bull Prince of the Island on Bodrum. No event reports yet, but you can check out pictures from third placed Chris Pressler of continentseven.com on facebook.com – to be honest we can\’t tell you who won the men\’s, although we do know that Britain\’s Jo Wright finished second behind World Slalom Champion Sarah-Quita Offringa in the women\’s fleet.

Enough racing, time for some freestyle action – check out JP\’s latest release as they launch their 2012 lineup. Here\’s the Freestyle Team on Maui to promote the JP Freestyle Pro: Andy \’Bubble\’ Chambers, Bryan Metcalf-Perez, Yegor Popretinskiy, Olya Raskina, Xenia Kessler, Ian Mouro Lemos and Youp Schmidt  do the tricks while Guy Cribb asks the questions… More at jp-australia.com


 

Need a holiday? Well, now could be a good time to book as there seem to be a few deals around: Sportif are offering £300 off last-minute bookings to Dahab at sportif.travel, Club Vass feature a full week on Lefkas for just £499 at clubvass.com, while Neilson\’s headline September price is £439 at neilson.co.uk

Of course, if you\’d rather be shouted at all through your week away we can highly recommend a bespoke clinic with one of the \’gurus\’ for guaranteed progression. And three of the nation\’s finest have unveiled their 2012 schedules: Guy Cribb at guycribb.com, Simon Bornhoft at windwise.net, and Jem Hall (who seems to be scoring it with his clients in Baja right now according to facebook.com) at jemhall.com

And finally, the latest movie out of Brazil is well worth a watch, showcasing some promising young local talent – with thanks as ever to zakel.ws for spotting it, here\’s Swiss \’styler Loick Spicher\’s Camocim feature. More at sui199.jimdo.com


 

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