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News Headlines – Fri 19th

As we\’ve already set the tone for this week, we should probably lead today with the latest from the European Formula Championships where after day three POL-13 Przemek Miarczynski is still in charge with ISR-1 Arnon Dagan second and POL-16 Michael Polanowski third. In the women\’s Olga Maslivets is still on top, chased by Agnieszka Pietrasik and Nina Szymczyk. The event concludes on Sunday – keep up with developments over the weekend at formulawindsurfing.org

Staying on the racecourse, last weekend\’s RS:X medals at the Weymouth & Portland Olympic venue seem to have sunk in with Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw now. Read Nick\’s reaction at volvocarssailing.co.uk, while Bryony seems to be collecting virtual press cuttings right now – check out how the mainstream media reported things at bbc.co.uk and skysports.com

Here\’s a story that could cause a few raised eyebrows at airport check-ins: 6.5kg of cocaine was discovered by Portuguese and Spanish authorities in a windsurfing mast on route Portugal from Porto Alegre in Brazil. Quite brilliantly, the 32 year-old responsible got himself caught by reporting his spiked spar to lost luggage according to surfertoday.com

Still high from his win on the artificial waves of Siam Park on Tenerife, check out Tabou / Gaastra\’s interview with Alex Mussolini and more pictures from the recent Extreme Jump contest on Tenerife at boards.co.uk

While we\’re looking back, event winner Graham Ezzy has released part two of his AWT Cactus Cup trilogy of reports: “my Empire Strikes Back – a tale of hardship and misdirection setting up the eventual return to the top…” More at surf-matic.com

Meanwhile, 15 year-old French ripper Justin Denel was on Gran Canaria – 20 days in Pozo, 20 days on a 3.3m. Didn\’t stop the lad from working on his doubles though, as you\’ll see in this movie – Dream To Go High. More at lionproduction.fr

 

 

Staying in Pozo, and it seems phoenix brand F2 are really looking to spread their wings after Steven Van Broeckhoven\’s freestyle dominance this year. Now we hear that some waveboard R&D will be moving to Gran Canaria as leading local outfit Cutre announce they will be going full-on F2 at pozonews-en.blogspot.com

And finally, here\’s either the sexiest or sexistest press release of the month – but coming as it does from a red- Italian brand, we guess that\’s no great shocker. Check out Point-7\’s new women\’s-specific Sweet at boards.co.uk

 

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