News Headlines – Weds 9th

Day Five at the PWA Slalom event in Korea has seen ten more heats completed as the wind turned up late in the afternoon. It was all change at the top again, as the top two from elimination one, Bora Kozanoglu and Antoine Albeau both failed to make the winner\’s final. ContinentSeven have uploaded a short interview with the Turkish champion and surprise winner of the first round, check it out here.

So far, Bjorn Dunkerbeck, Ross Williams, Antoine Questel and Ludovic Jossin have secured their places in the final. Let\’s hope for more wind in the final two days so the racing can continue… Check out the full report on the PWA website and keep an eye on for the latest from British racer Dan Ellis.

Also on our sister site Boards tonight is the next in the series of excellent LiveChats. Ready to answer your questions tonight is Starboard\’s head designer Tiesda You. To ask the brains behind one of the biggest board brands around whatever you like, simply head to the Boards website at 7pm GMT tonight and click on the LiveChat page!

The Fanatic team are currently out in Egypt for the photoshoot of their 2013 gear. Gollito Estredo, Max Rowe, the Bakers brothers, Laure Treboux and more are on hand to throw down some great action for the cameras. No sneak peeks at any of the kit yet, but have a look at the team having fun on their Facebook page here.

Club Vass are getting ready for their summer season, and with just a few weeks left to go before the doors open, the team are putting the kit through it\’s paces to make sure everything is up to scratch! Looks like the wind has arrived in Vassiliki already as Globalshots brings us a picture of instructor Pip in action… More on the CV Facebook page.

Following the announcement that RS:X windsurfing will be axed from the 2016 Olympics, the UKWA have released a statement. Obviously as unimpressed with the decision as windsurfers worldwide, the UKWA Committee are looking at the possibilities following the announcement. “I had a meeting with several UKWA Committee members on Saturday morning and a long conversation with the RYA. However, our evaluation of the decision is ongoing at present.” You can read the full statement HERE and sign the international petition against the ISAF decision HERE.

We wrap up today\’s news with some inspirational action from young Australian sailor Alex Halank. At just 10 years old, Alex is already ripping and has been lucky enough to sail with some of the top riders in the world. To find out what the future star thinks of windsurfing, just click play below and sing along!

More news and video tomorrow…

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