News Headlines – Tue 20th

Well, it\’s open season on launching 2011 wave / freestyle kit, and next in on the act are Simmer with a smart new line-up including the new Blacktip, billed as an “aggresive freestyle wave sail” – more at

Not to be outdone, MauiSails\’ 2011 range includes the Ghost XT wave sail in Technora construction for “performance in demanding conditions”. See the full range here.

Rewinding to yesterday\’s Starboard IQ launch, our movie today shows the convertible Quad in action.


And you can see it at work closer to home in Timo Mullen\’s new movie from Donegal. He\’s likening the Quad to \’point and shoot\’ sailing (that\’s what comes of hanging out with far too many snappers, we guess!)

Down on England\’s south coast, injury seems to be providing a bit of a theme as Sarah Bibby shows off the x-ray of (and bruising on) her poorly foot from Worthing while Ant Baker demonstrates how to rip a muscle off your ribcage at Shoreham. Ouch!

And finally, James Cox seems to be enjoying a fresh brew courtesy of Lifeboat Tea. Get hold of yours at Waitrose and selected Tesco and Asda supermarkets for £2.09

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