Having narrowly missed out on the worldwide ISAF Sailor of the Year title, you can be damned sure Slalom & Formula World Champ Antoine Albeau will be chuffed to have been named French Sailor of the Year. More at windsurfjournal.com, neilpryde.com and jp-australia.com

In the world of speed, Mistral are being called the fastest brand of 2010 as their awesome twosome of Zara Davis and Anders Bringdal were named number-one ranked speedsailors on the ISWC world tour list for 2010. More at boards.co.uk – and check out Zara\'s Women\'s Production Board Record run from Luderitz, Namibia, in October this year...

The \'must-see\' flick of the moment is 5.30am The Movie by Bart Binder and Mikołaj Molenda at ‘Overrated Productions’. Poland\'s three best freestylers, Jakub Kosmowski, Kuba Kołakowski and Wiktor Kitzman, spent a month on the road last summer covering over 6000km from Warsaw to Tarifa. Only fully-powered, radical flat-water action and the best footage mattered, filmed exclusively at empty or secret spots. Brilliant. More on mpora.com

Ant Baker\'s Xmas picture competition (to win a 2-hour Baker Academy instruction voucher) is building momentum with some pretty decent pictures being submitted – our favourite so far is a particularly snowy shot from Richard at Pitsford. Check it out.

Further afield, an even icier shot by Sander de Leeuw from Holland has won the Maui Surf Report picture competition. More here.

And finally, howsabout this for a genuine windsurfing ninja? British brand Moo supplied Japanese \'Ninja Warrior\' Kenjiro Ishimaru with a Custom 42cm speedboard for the Taiwan Speed Challenge – and the 52 year-old has since been featured windsurfing for the Japanese Ninja Warrior \'extreme game show\' series on g4tv.com. More at moocustom.co.uk