News Headlines – Thu 21st

So here it is, merry Easter – time to celebrate god\’s gift of chocolate to the world… More to the point, time to pack up and head for Hayling Island for the Round Hayling tomorrow then the first rounds of BSA Slalom and UKWA Freestyle over the weekend. More at – and read Trevor Funnell\’s rallying freestyle call at

And while you\’re down there, look out for a couple of new sail numbers vying for top spots in the freestyle fleet – K-72 Adam Sims is getting ready for the huge Hayling-Podersdorf-Rhosneigr-Brandon Bay road trip at, while K-20 Max Rowe has sorted some lovely new yellow sail stickers to replace the old K-448, apparently. Can\’t wait to see them – keep up with his progress at or on Facebook

Let\’s keep it British for today\’s movie too – umi Pictures \’Supers\’ session at Kimmeridge last winter, where Jamie Hancock and Timo Mullen enjoyed a very special session for the lens of Brendan Pyatt. More at


Meanwhile out in Austria, the EFPT have named Podersdorf\’s pride Max Matissek as their first Wild Card entry to the freestyle event at the end of this month. Read an interview with the Austrian ice-hockey fan, rock-and-roll guitarist and artist at

Next up on the RS:X circuit it\’s the 43rd French Olympic Sailing Week in Hyères 23-29 April. Read the event preview at

Leading British light Nick Dempsey won\’t be in attendance as he\’s back home with his family in Weymouth – he has posted a blog on his 3rd place at the Princess Sophia in Palma, and an Esquire photoshoot though. Check it out at

Out on Rhodes, the Christof Kirschner centre in Prasonisi is already gearing up for the 5th JP/NP Young Guns Camp, 7-14 August, with expert coaching from Kauli Seadi, Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers and Youp Schmit. Awesome! More at, and

And finally, see you next Tuesday! Meanwhile, whether you\’re heading to Hayling or not, just get out there on a big floaty board and enjoy the sun – a perfect opportunity to show the bucket-and-spade brigade that windsurfing\’s still very much alive and kicking in preparation for and the following weekend. See you out there!


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