News Headlines – Wed 3rd

After her third place in Korea, young slalom star Alice Arutkin reports about her experience on the first event for the PWA slalom ladies this year. (Check the translated version of her report here).

And with Valerie Ghibaudo winning in Korea, it makes it the second win in a row for Tabou after Ross Williams first place in Austria. Now they dedicate the home page of their website to the French champion with a “Seven minutes interview”. Check it out here.

And another interview, this time from Taty Frans for C7, where he tells why is he not doing the PWA slalom this year and his goals in Freestyle for this season.

In the Toshiba EFPT in Sardinia they finally had some wind and managed to finish a single elimination and it was great to see 2 new faces in the final. Steven Van Broeckhoven, from Belgium, won the event, followed by  Davi Scheffers in second, leaving the ex-European champion Andre Paskowski in third and Nicolas Akgazcyan in fourth. Check out the report on the EFPT site.

For some more freestyle action check out this video from the past event in Margarita. Looks like Kiri is on form! He was totally ripping, doing Spock Conos and Air Funnles. Check out his move at 55 seconds!! Unfortunately he broke his mast in the semis which put an end to his contest, but it looks like he will give Golitto a run for his moey for this year Freestyle title.


Guy Cribb just set a new speed record in Dahab of 40,4 knots. He did it on his 5,8 North Ram and it was about 30 knots of wind. With this record he became the first sailor to ever break 40 knots in the Red Sea / Gulf of Aquba.

In the busines world, Fanatic announces that starting this winter season (2009/10), all Club Mistrals centres around the globe will also be stocking Fanatic boards.


Photo Credit: Hatem Walid


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