If Boardseeker News Headlines was a Shakespeare play, the opening scene might have us staring at the sky on the beach in Sylt, crying \’wind, wind, where for art thou, wind?\’
Fortunately, we only write the news, not plays, but it was yet another frustrating day for everyone at Sylt where the world\’s best racers, freestylers and wave sailors should be competing at the Reno World Cup.
We did manage to get some slalom action on day three but day four brought more high pressure and the inevitable light winds. But the sun was shining so the PWA decided to keep the crowds and sailors entertained with a tow in wave session and a SUP race.
With 600 of your finest Euros on offer, the sailors divided themselves into mixed gender teams of three. The fomat was simple; a relay around a three mark course including a run in and out of the surf.
After a hard fought battle the dream team of Marcilio Browne, Kauli Seadi and Nayra Alonso came out on top to claim the cash.
After that came a stunning tow in wave session with messrs Campello, Ojeda, Browne and Seadi showing off their finest moves.
At the time of writing today isn\’t looking great either and the sailors have been having another tow in freestyle sess. Brit whiz kid Max Rowe was involved but according to his Twitter page, he didn\’t quite hit his straps. He wrote, “Good fun doing tow in this morning in Sylt! Unfortunately I didn\’t sail away from my burner…” At least he had fun. More on that tomorrow.
Ireland\’s Finn Mullen isn\’t in Sylt but he has been testing his new Severne S1 sails at the legendary Mullaghmore break – one of Ireland\’s most formidable breaks. Finn is the first and only person to ever tackle this wave according to Severne. Check out www.severnesails.com for the full story.
Neil Pryde have announced that their RS: One Racing Series will stop off in Miami on October 15. The tour has already taken in Singapore, Denmark and France and will be popping in to Nice this weekend. As you might expect, the Miami event will be full of the glitz and glamour that comes with a race held at Key Biscayne, one of Florida\’s most popular beaches. For more info on the event and how to take part, head to www.neilpryde.com.
To end the news how about a little quiz. Which of the following is a true fact about 2011 freestyle king Steven van Broeckhoven?
A) He came 4th in the 1999 World Connnect Four Championships
B) He can actually fly unaided
C) Yesterday was his 26th birthday and to mark the occasion F2 have unveiled the \’Steven van Broeckhoven Rodeo Pro Model 2012\’
Well, we\’re not sure about the first two but the third one is definitely true. Check out F2\’s glitzy new offering at www.F2.com. That is all.