It\’s Friday and for those heading to the next round of the UKWA Racing and Freestyle series, it looks like you are in for a bit of wind. So far with two events under the belt and not one finished heat it seems the boys and girls in the freestyle fleets have it all to play for. Bubble will be fighting hard for his chance to take back the title this year and it certainly looks like he\’s still got it, judging by the headline picture that we managed to grab off Howard Jones, psbphoto.co.uk. Whilst you are checking it out, take a look at the new colour schemes, including Neilprydes all new four batten \’Wizard\’ sail…
Further afield now and here is a nice video clip released about the DEFI wind event. Having seen the event video a few days ago it is now the time for the \’Machine\’ that drives it, check out this clip to see what passion lies behind such a massive undertaking.
Back on UK shores and following this mornings theme, we have a little more event action for you. In fact it is a bit of a new concept. Quayside Windsurfers are looking to host a demo day from four possible dates during July and August, whereby they will be hosting it all offshore. At low tide in the Wash, Norfolk a sandbar appears to form some of the UK\’s finest flat water, ideal for speed, freestylers and all round blasters. There will be some big brands on show, including RRD, Fanatic, North and Severne, these will all be shipped out to the sand bar where the ION tent will be in place and GPS\’s avaliable for all the budding speedies. Want to know more then be sure to keep a close eye on quayside-windsurfers.com or follow them on Twitter @Windsurfthewash. Check the event poster on the left…
For the racers amongst us, here is a \’little\’ round up video of the Bic Techno European Team Championships. Held in Sicily for the third year running it appears that it is gaining some momentum. Further evidence then that windsurfing rocks and should be kept in the Olympics.
More racing action and it looks like Curacao are not only celebrating a good result but also lots of wind for the first time at the Curacao Challenge. With four slalom disciplines, the freestyle and some 63 competitors it was the biggest success yet. Kiri Thode stormed into the lead in the Freestyle events whilst it was local sailor, Richard Konstapel who took top honours in the slalom. Here is a nice report of the event from the fourth placed Jean Patrick van der Wolde. More results here – curacaochallenge.com
We know we promised you news of a possible confirmed EFPT tour stop but it looks like our digging about will need a bit more time and we will bring you our findings after the weekend.
The weeks final wrap comes in the form of a truly inspiring web clip. The snowboarders are at it again, check out some jaw dropping action from the minds behind A Shot in the Dark in their second teaser clip.
See you next week for more epic action, incredible news and insights into the world of windsurf.