Good morning all, a slow news day today. let\’s kick off with some good news, it is windy in Tiree and the swell is on! We are looking forward to seeing the video updates, for now just check out how many girls are entered – www.boards.co.uk. An epic turn-out for the ladies.
Talking of epic, ok our first video isn\’t windsurfing today but this is outstanding, they\’ve only gone and done it again, but so soon after their last one…
Now more importantly back to windsurfing, a couple of German speaking specials now, both from PWA Sylt and fresh off the press. Plenty of action still and a good one to get an idea about competing in the three different PWA disciplines.
…and team Deutschland for you.
Back to UK shores, here is a nice report from Weymouth Speedweek and their 40th Anniversary – www.ukwindsurfing.com. Ant Baker took the overall title and the BSA series title also.
Sticking to slalom and Antoine Albeau goes from strenght to strength as he won this years Fort Boyard Challenge. The long distance race held in France witnesses riders sail for over 45 minutes in a charge to complete the course in the fastest time. Antoine and Julien Quentel both had massive kit failure right on the start line. Quentel\’s mast snapped just two minutes before, so he had to come in and grab his next size up, meanwhile Albeau had a massive catapult as he hit the rope of the start line mark, catapulting hard and detroying his 8.6. He was passed by Quentel as he returned to the beach to grab his 9.5, hitting the start line 8 minutes late! Yet still after 46 minutes, he came out on top! Check the full report here.
If speed sailing is your thing, then you may enjoy this little update from the Martyn Ogyer who is about to set foot on Namibia\’s dedicated speed course for two weeks. Read his training and a bit about what he is up to in the run up to the quest for the world record.
Finally, the Pritchard brothers are hosting their Aloha windsurfing clinic at the moment, check out the latest updates from this truly picturesque location.
Join us later for more…