News Headlines – Fri 10th

So, this weekend we have PWA Bonaire to look forward to on Sunday – which promises to be exciting stuff, with the cream of the world\’s talent on form and in attendance. Check out the PWA preview at, there\’s a great independent view at, Britain\’s Max Rowe is now in attendance at, Ben Proffitt on is heading out to provide more of his inimitable PWA commentary, and to familiarise yourself with the area check out this handy Globalshots island tour with your friendly Dutch guide Paul Zeper:

Not much action there, so to compensate here\’s some freestyle filth from Minds Wide Open cameramen Michael Sumereder who “followed Yarden Meir from a local contest at a fishpond in the middle of Israel, south and over the boarder to Egypt.” Meet Yarden for yourself at – then enjoy this fine footage of him, Steven Van Broeckhoven and Andraz Zan at a \’secret\’ freestyle oasis!


Anyway, back to this weekend and tomorrow sees the conclusion of Sail for Gold on Weymouth\’s Olympic waters – our man with the home advantage Nick Dempsey has slipped back to third but is still very much in contention for top spot, while in the women\’s fleet Bryony Shaw is still in with a chance of medals from seventh after the fourth day. More at and … and while we\’re at it, here from Team Volvo for Life is a clip of Dempsey in training for this prestigious pre-Olympic event on home waters.


Then next week, on Thursday 16th it\’s time for the next event on the AWT US wavesailing tour – the Pistol River Wave Bash. More at But forget Robby Naish, Boujmaa and all – cos now we hear that joining Britain\’s Sam Neal out there we\’ll also have K-202 Chris \’Muzza\’ Murray according to (woop-woop!!!)

The weekend following there\’s a far more chilled weekend of offer down in Cornwall where Stithians Lake is hosting their annual Diva Weekend for women with instruction from lovely ladies like Amy Carter, Jules Slack and Marie Buchananfor. Just £80 including yoga, tuition and barbecue and camping. Bargain! More at

Looking back now it\’s good to see a full write-up on round two of the Euro Speed Championships at last on – and we see from that after two events that leaves Germany\’s Thorsten Mallon ahead of Patrick Van Hoof and David Garrel in the men\’s division, while Nicky Van Hoof is still ahead of Britain\’s Zara Davis in the women\’s rankings.

And finally, we do love a decent picture competition so were pleased to see the latest from Goya – once a week they\’ll be publishing the best submission. And bravely enough, their first example from Corey Jones shows what appears to be one of their sails in tatters after coming off second best to Margaret River in Oz! More at


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