News Headlines – Weds 1st

Kevin Pritchard starts us off today with a really nice report on the St.Barts Fun Cup that has just wrapped up out on the Caribbean Island. Pritch didn\’t have his most successful racing results as he was on a freeride sail, but it would appear that former Slalom World Champion Antoine Albeau and freestyle-guru turning speedster Taty Frans took the top spots on their race gear. It sounds like an amazing location, something KP mentions once or twice! Read more about the event here and check out a great photo gallery on Facebook.

Time to drop a video in now. The Moussilmani Twins have released the third part of their Explore and Play series from Maui. If you caught the first two, you\’ll know what to expect; some great action, beautiful shots of the island (…and the locals!) in a top-notch production. And if you missed the first two, head over to the brothers\’ Facebook page to catch up. Hopefully the brothers will add some more locations to the series as they travel on the PWA Word Tour.

Time for a round-up of what the PWA fleets are up to now. Over on the association\’s website they have caught with Australian Slalom competitior, Steve Allen. The Starboard/Severne sailor is one of the top dogs on the racecourse but was unfortunate not to get a podium ranking following missing some races – you can find out what happened and what his goals are for the coming season in the interview.

Top-flight Belgian freestyler Dieter van der Eyken has announced on Facebook that he is getting ready to jet off to Australia again for some winter training before the competition season kicks off. We\’re sure he will be training \’full power\’ to try and improve on his ranking from last year.

Another \’van\’, it\’s Nick van Ingen with a nice selection of shots from training at Brouwersdam in the Netherlands. Supposedly there is a new video coming soon from the freestyler, so keep your eyes peeled.

Back to slalom now and it is Turkish racer Lena Erdil with a new website for you to check out. Lena has just arrived in Tenerife and the Loft/Patrik sailor is already blogging away – keep up to date here.

Speaking of speedy ladies, British Windsurfer of the Year Zara Davis put this video online of her raising the women\’s GPS speed bar to 40.99 knots! Great stuff from Zara at West Kirby in the UK.

UMI Pictures have posted an update on Facebook stating that the closing date for their Bonaire Editing Competition has been extended by at least a week. It seems that Tonky, Taty and Kiri will be instrumental in the judging, and at the moment they are spread across the Caribbean. Apologies from UMI, but it gives you another week to check out all the action on Vimeo!

So that\’s all for this morning, we\’ve got some great stuff lined up for the PM update so check back later…

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