News Headlines – Tuesday 19th

News from the PWA Korea event is that once again Antoine Albeau is setting the pace. With another 1st place today he now has a considerable lead over his competitors. Micah Buzanis takes the number 2 spot, giving JP a 1st and 2nd at this half way point. Bjorn holds the final podium spot.

In the women, Valerie Ghibaudo shot to the front of the fleet with 3 bullets today, leaving Karin Jaggi in 2nd after a disappointing day by her standards. 16 year old Alice Arutkin takes the 3rd spot, very impressive sailing form the youngster.

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For an insiders view once again check out Pritchard Windsurfing. This time a rather glum view of things. Whilst Peter Volwater gives you his view on how things are going for him on the MauiSails site.

Another insiders view, check out the Simmer Sails website to read Ben Proffitt\’s report on the Rhosneigr event. Victory on his home patch must feel extra special.

Next we have a completely different point of view. This time a head cam point of view of Steve Thorp ripping in Ireland. Thorpy will drives miles to score good conditions, but we expect that how ever far this journey was, it was worth it. Check out all his adventures on his blog.


Onto business news, Mistral have made some further announcements about their future partnership with Anders Bringdal. Boards and More have passed on the license, meaning that from 2010 they will be focusing on just Fanatic in the board department. Mistral will now be built in the AB+ factory in Vietnam. According to Windsurf journal, the plan is to have 15-17 models with a 2 year lifespan. An interesting development for one of the biggest names in windsurfing.

Lastly it seems the Canaries has been going off. Nayra Alonso reports on her blog about the last few days sailing. She also gave us the inside scope about Philip Koester. Apparently he is sailing even better than last year and with the PWA Pozo event looking more likely now for waves, it will be an interesting event for this 16 year old. Expected a few upsets, that is for sure!

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