News Headlines – Fri 30th

To be honest we\’ve given up the wind dances now. This high pressure that is bringing us lovely summery weather in the UK is making Sylt a very windless place.

In theory all the top girls and boys in the world should be dazzling us all with their brilliance on the water at the Reno World Cup but instead they\’re topping up their tans, listening to music and even getting involved with a bit of football.

But sadly it seems the football didn\’t go so well for everyone. Boujmaa Guilloul wrote on his website: “Yesterday we had a football game and damn it\’s been a long time and feel out of shape. I probably need to go back to the gym pretty soon or at least my bicycle.”

The only on water action yesterday was courtesy of a few of the guys going for a SUP. Fingers crossed for the weekend but in the meantime if you want to keep tabs on goings on, the PWA website is the place to go.

If you do go there you\’ll find a cracking chat with our only American freestyler, 24 year old Bryan Metcalf-Perez. Here\’s what he had to say about his first year on tour, fellow American sailors and his hopes for next year.

“I have had a great year on tour, I haven’t achieved the result I was hoping for, but it has been an amazing learning experience. There are some really amazing sailors in the US like Tyson Poor. A lot of the sailors are at the same standard as the top freestylers but they haven’t joined the tour, but it is really useful to have guys to train with back home. I would really like to finish in the top ten next year.” You can see the whole interview at

News now from and Jason Polakow, who has finally sailed the Cloud Break in Fiji. According to JP himself the break has always been out of bounds unless you could find the cash to pay the island owners…until now! Read the whole story from the man himself and see some pretty insane piccies on the Neil Pryde website.


Finally, it\’s more birthday wishes although today we don\’t wish \’feliz anniversario\’ to a person. This weekend marks the first birthday of fledgling mast, boom and accessory brand K3 Designs. K3 was launched last year by marine architect Kristian Arens and ever since they have been an ever-increasing presence on the UK scene. They\’ve even started exporting to Australia, Kristian tells us. Much more to come from Kristian and K3 in the future.

Photo Credit: PWA


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