News Headlines – Wed 20th

So, the sixth day of PWA Tenerife yesterday saw the world\’s finest wavesailors messing about in a swimming pool! To see how and why they went to Siam Park, check out this movie of Saturday\’s Super-Session… More at

Which leaves us with little else to do but look forward to PWA Fuerteventura where the freestyle\’s due to start this Friday at Sotavento – more at So to get you in the mood, here\’s the latest from Kuma Movie in situ on Fuerte just yesterday … and then the latest clip of current PWA Freestyle leader Steven Van Broeckhoven in training earlier this year at El Tur and Dahab in Egypt, courtesy of esteemed cameraman Michael Sumereder.

Back on British shores, we\’re hearing that Ant Baker took yet another BSA event win in the slalom up at Hunstanton last weekend – nothing on or yet, but we hope there soon will be. Meanwhile, if you fancy your chances at the next round in Ferring you could do worse than attend the Baker Academy clinic there in mid-August. More at

Meanwhile from Down Under, Continent Seven are carrying a report from Jesper Orth of KA Sails that Craig Spottiswood has claimed a new GPS speedsailing world record, posting a 47.58 knot best 10-sec speed at Sandy Point in Australia. The day wasn\’t without its casualties though, after Peter Johnston spun out and face-planted onto his board with pretty nasty consequences – more at

From the speedstrip onto the race course now, and over in San Francisco the 2011 Techno World Championships are now underway – we expect racing should start today, and here\’s the official day one movie of the opening ceremony and practice races. Keep up with the kids at

And finally, having inexplicably spent their marketing budget on sponsoring a VW Scirocco race-car this season, F2 are asking “What do windsurfing and motor racing have in common?” Damned if we know, but if you have any idea you could win two VIP-tickets to the VW Scirocco R-Cup finals in Hockenheim. Hmmm… More at


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