News Headlines – Fri 8th

Day three at PWA Pozo was on the fickle side, but they did get enough to run a few rounds of women\’s wavesailing competition – through to the quarter-finals are the Moreno sisters, newlywed Nayra Alonso, French racer Alice Arutkin, Swiss \’styler Laure Treboux, plus Alba Orozco and Oude Ophius. Commiserations to Britain\’s Sarah Bibby who went out to Laure Treboux in her first ever heat of PWA competition; more on her day at, keep up with the action live this afternoon and over what promises to be a super-windy weekend via, and meanwhile here are the highlights of yesterday\’s action courtesy of Jose Piña.

Talking of women\’s wavesailing, FLOW (For Ladies Of Watersports) are carrying an interesting little story on Why Smaller Can Be Better when it comes to waveboards for the fairer sex – check it out at

And Canary Island hopping over to Fuerteventura now, Steve Gibson is looking to hold Get High Or Die II this weekend on Fuerte\’s North Shore and Oisin Van Gelderen is already in training at Punta Blanca ready for a killer Canarian forecast. More from Oisin at, more Gibbo goodness at – and here\’s the vid from last year\’s event…

Staying with events, we hear that Mr Tricktionary himself Michi Rossmeier won the Shaka Bump-&-Jump 2011 contest, launching big freestyle tricks off the wake of a speedboat on Lake Garda to overcome Mattia Fabrizzi in second and Gabriele Varruccio in third. See his reaction at and check out some pix at

And onto the racecourse, over in the Caribbean we hear that BRA-999 Wilhelm Sherman aced every race of the 6-day HIHO event around the British Virgin Islands, Switzerland\’s Andrea and Elia Colombo took second and thrid with Britain\’s Rupert Rhodes claiming fourth after consistent top-5 results. More at Schurman\’s sponsor\’s site – and here\’s the 2011 event movie…

Up in Puerto Rico, rain in San Juan meant no racing on day three of the Formula Worlds … although they did complete the FW Class AGM, hearing proposals to only allow the registration of two fins and two sails (as opposed to three of each previously). Check out Sean O\’Brien\’s discourse on the matter at

And finally, onto Olympic class racing where RS:X class rules now state that international flags must be carried on competitors\’ sails in all international events, but will no longer be supplied at registration – so, if you need to get hold of stickers (or are just a natural born nationalist who fancies flying your nation\’s colours at your local beach anyway) can point you in the direction of someone that can help for just €9+p&p. Bargain!


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