So the story unfolds at the 25th Tiree Wave Classic – we hear that John \’Skyeboy\’ Skye rampaged through the pro double elimination to take Ben Proffitt out in the super-final. Meanwhile Aleksy \’Lecky\’ Gayda was pushed hard by Lewis Merrony in the amateurs but was able to hold on to top spot by winning their second meeting. Unfortunately the wire seems to have gone dead from the Hebridean island, save for yesterday\’s updates @TireeWave2011 on Twitter … although Dave White\’s picture gallery has just appeared on boards.co.uk, along with this movie of head judge Duncan Coombs running through the day\’s action.
For today\’s first slice of action footage, let\’s return to the story of last Thursday\’s speed meeting up at West Kirby. Big thanks to Ant Baker for this movie of the day, where he broke 45 knots by the wall alongside Steve Thorp\’s 50-knot display and Jacques van der Hout\’s 47.92 max. Read a superb report on redsurfbus.com. And if that\’s got you in the mood for speed, we\’ll see you at Weymouth Speed Week, 15-21 October. More at speedsailing.com
But that\’s not the only news out of the Wirral, as the West Kirby Warriors won the Team15 Champions Cup last weekend at Pitsford Reservoir. Having dominated the West Zone this season, the youngsters shone through amongst over 100 competitors at the RYA event according to boards.co.uk
Meanwhile, back to Weymouth and Adie Bugler\’s 18:35 1994 record has been smashed at last weekend\’s re-run Harbour Dash hosted by the OTC on Portland Harbour. As a little light relief from his Olympic training, Nick Dempsey charged round in 16 minutes 40 seconds, followed by Sam Latham in 17:57 and Andy Chandler in 18:32 according to uk.otc-windsurf.com
Off to Germany now, and on to freestyle because Fanatic\’s Fabi Weber (G-999) has taken the German Freestyle title at the Rollei Bullet HD Freestyle DM 2011 last Saturday in Stein, Laboe. He won the double elimination final against Mathias Genkel according to fanatic.com – more at windsurfcup.de
On to a World Freestyle Champion next, as having been riding the Style-Taty freestyle fin all season four-time Women\’s World Champ Sarah-Quita Offringa has signed to Maui Ultra Fins according to pwaworldtour.com. Find out all about her new foils at mauiultrafins.com
And finally, Windsurf Journal have published an interview with Jason Polakow on his recent Pacific island exploits including windsurfing the infamous Cloudbreak on Fiji. Unless your French is up to scratch you\’ll have to settle with the Google-translated version, which does make his sound a little like Eric Cantona at his most cryptic: “I was literally transcended, I did not stay on a negative note and I really wanted to go back on the spot while my legs carried me away”. Brilliant! Read it for yourself at windsurfjournal.com … and though you\’ve probably seen this already, we can\’t resist showing you the already legendary movie one more time…
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