News Headlines – Thu 12th

Nick Dempsey\’s in yellow today as first placed RS:X at Skandia Sail for Gold in Weymouth – we\’re mid-way through the event now, so let\’s hope he can keep posting the top 3 results until Saturday. Meanwhile in the women\’s fleet Bryony Shaw has grabbed a red jersey for 3rd place, while Izzy Hamilton is having a great event in 7th. More at the Sail for Gold website – and check out this interview with Nick from day two…

With no wind on day three of the Pegasus Airlines PWA Slalom World Cup in Alaçati, and the breeze not looking likely to set in today either, Micah Buzianis and Valérie Arrighetti are still on top. Today\’s movie is the PWA coverage of the first three days in Turkey. Keep up with all the latest on the PWA site, and Dan Ellis is keeping his blog going too with a nice little crash slide-show from the action so far.


The JP/NP Young Gun Camp on Prasonisi, Rhodes, had no such trouble with 17 knots yesterday allowing a slalom race, a few first moves in the waves, a stand-up paddling race and even some cliff diving, followed by go-karting in Lardos. The forecast for today looks good and the tension is mounting as competition looms ever-closer. More at

Positive H2O is a worthy new initiative – the crew comprising Quatro / Goya riders Levi Siver, Jake Miller, Keith Teboul and Pascal Bronnimann are “a professional team devoted to the promotion of water issues in the world\’s oceans, lakes and rivers”. Check it out.

Open Ocean Media is happy to announce confirmation of the second stage of their ’Wave Classic Invitational’ project, on La Reunion island, August 25th to 5th September 2010. After what we saw from Morocco, we can\’t wait to see the entry list – and what the Indian Ocean can deliver.

And finally, Steve Thorp has been continuing to take advantage of the dearth of wind to continue beavering away developing his composite K4Fins. Ever get the feeling K4Fins might be a force to be reckoned with in the not-too-distant future?

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