News Headlines – Tue 20th

We\’ll start one last day with one last longing look back on KIA @coldhawaii PWA Klitmoller as the penguins have released their final event podcast – the award ceremony from day seven in Denmark, plus highlights and memories from head judge Duncan Coombs, second placed Ricardo Campello, third placed Victor Fernandez, and more… Full results, images, movies and then some at


Naturally, 17 year-old Philip Koster\’s sponsors are rightfully celebrating his result at and – where he\’s quoted as saying “I can’t believe it, it’s a dream come true…” Meanwhile runner-up at Klitmoller, Ricardo seems to have turned focus towards his new t-shirt label Campello Clothing – more at

Back in Britain, and RS:X campaigners Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw are hitting the mainstream headlines today as they\’re amongst the first British athletes to be confirmed for the 2012 Olympic Games. 11 sailors for Team GB were announced this morning at – so now it\’s eyes down for gold in Weymouth next August.

From elite to grassroots now, and check out the action from Barassie Beach in Troon last weekend where the inaugural Scottish Windfest went off in fine style. Filmed and edited by Dave White, find more of his pictures from north of the border at – and more from SWF at


The weekend before that, the UKWA Inlands 5 at Oxford SC at Farmoor attracted 58 entries for a super-windy couple of days of course racing. Honours in the raceboard fleet went to Matt Brown, Chris Guest and James Moon according to

While this coming weekend the auspicious Penny Way (that\’s the road, named after the former British IMCO Olympic campaigner) in Christchurch, Dorset, hosts the sixth round of the BSA slalom tour. Racing will take place off Steamer Point at Avon Beach – more details at /

And finally, further echoes from yesterday\’s headlines as Jamie \’JCB\’ Drummond has published more details on his radical new agricultural spar separation technique. If you have a mast joint that\’s refusing to budge and are ready for the last resort, perfect the Prusic knot and start your engines at


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