Mon 17th – Ross with Remi, Mellouet remembered, Luderitz, Olympic dreams and more…

Welcome back and we have a couple videos to round up the day. The first from Sam Ross who caught up with Remi Vila for a closer looks at the Starboard Futura compared to the Starboard Carve.

The second video comes from the world of SUP. There is one or two windsurfing shots in there as well but the SUP action is pretty awesome, big waves, radical turns and a bit of trickery sums it up nicely.


Good morning all, according to the Mayan Calendar this could be our last week of windsurfing news, so lets make it the best yet. Actually we are not so convinced by all this Mayan malarkey but if you so wish please feel free to leave your comments about it below.

Swiftly moving on then and looking ahead to the 2016 Olympics we have a video of hope from the Bic Techno 293 scene. Many of the stars from tomorrow will pass through the 293 class in their campaign to race for their country so it seems only to appropriate to post this video after the recent reinstatement of windsurfing in the Olympic Games.

From a re-birth to a saddening loss. It was a little under a year ago that the french wave sailor Vincent Mellouet was taken from his family and friends in a tragic windsurfing accident on the south coast of France. In that time many memorials have taken place and now his long term girlfriend Blandine Fort has produced this clip to remember his last trip to Fuerteventura. Sail, My Love… is a moving tribute and a reminder that we should always keep safe on the water.

Moving to the safety of flat water. Well perhaps not so safe after you see this video. Speed sailing has been hot news lately due to the records that have been broken and re-broken during the Namibia speed event. In this next video we catch up with Antonine Albeau as he talks about what it is like to blast down a narrow trench at 52 knots!

The final video for the early update today comes from the Carro in the south of France. A few videos of late from there which can only mean that conditions have been firing. For those who are a fan of the point of view angle then this chest mount gives a great onboard perspective.

That’s all for the early update, apologies for the slight technical issues which resulted in the belated news today but join us later for a few more snippets.


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