We\’re happy to report that the weekend forecast delivered at BWA Gwithian for the Pura Vida Cornwall Classic – for Saturday, at least, as the wind deserted mast-and-a-half Gwithian yesterday… But after a single elimination there is a solid result: 1st Jamie Hancock, 2nd Ben Proffitt, 3rd Timo Mullen and 4th Adam Lewis. Which means Ben Proffitt is 2011 British Wave Champion. See the full results at britishwavesailingassociation.com, Saturday\’s report from Ed Sinclair at boards.co.uk, where there\’s also an official best-of picture gallery, and Jay Haysey\’s Globalshots too!
Meanwhile out on Maui it\’s also the conclusion of the American Windsurfing Tour series with the Maui Makani Classic that\’s been all go over the weekend. Jeff Henderson has already sewn up the masters fleet, but there are still rounds left for the pros, women and amateurs… As usual, the best shots we\’ve seen are on Jimmie Hepp\’s page on facebook.com, you can find full result ladders and more at americanwindsurfingtour.com – and here\’s how they got there on Friday and Saturday, courtesy of Maui Nerd Productions. Tune into americanwindsurfingtour.com/live-4 from 10 o\’clock tonight (in the UK) to see how the last dozen riders get on at Ho\’okipa…
So to Sardinia, where Friday saw the conclusion of Windsurfing Cagliari 2011 – and we\’ve got some British medals to celebrate. In the Youth RS:X Worlds, Noelle Finch finished first under-17 girl, Joe Bennett second under-17 boy and Sam Sills third overall youth. Meanwhile Emma Wilson is Under-15 Girls Techno 293 European Champion, and Emma Labourne third in the under-17s. Full results at windsurfing-cagliari2011.eu, with final write-ups on rsxclass.com and techno293.org
Whilst we\’re on the continent, let\’s catch up with news from a few more Euro riders: Italian race legend Patrik Diethlem has joined Loft Sails at loftsails.com, RRD are celebrating Justin Denel and Julien Quentel\’s success at the 2011 French Championships by insidertrrding.blogspot.com, just over the border Patrick Van Hoof has been named Belgian Racing Champion by his sail sponsor mauisails.com, and Danish Wave Champ Kenneth Danielsen reports on that final Klitmoller event at kennethdanielsen.com
But back to our homegrown crop of talent, and you have to see the latest movie from K-20. This is Max Rowe\’s first ever movie from British footage, and it\’s a cracker with action from his sometime \’home\’ spot of Point Clear in Essex, plus West Wittering and Hayling Island\’s Esso Garage. More from Max as he migrates to Jeri for the winter at maxrowe.blogspot.com
And finally, let\’s head to Brazil ourselves for one last feel-good movie for today. Because we\’re stoked to see the latest star of the Club Ventos \’Ride of the Day\’ series (clubventos.com) is none other than Andre Paskowski, back on a freestyle board at long last out in Jeri. Great to see! And if you want to show Andre your support as he continues his battle against cancer, we\’d recommend you go and buy yourself a copy of the project that\’s focussed his creative energy – Minds Wide Open is shipping now from mindswideopenmovie.com
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