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Day Two Summary:

Antoine Albeau (F-192 Starboard / Neil Pryde Sails) takes the event lead, and Kevin Pritchard (US-3 Starboard / Maui Sails) claws his way into second place after the vital fourth race discard. Daida Moreno (E-64, Mistral/ North Sails)…

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Day one Summary:

The stage was set as the PWA’s third visit to Lanzarote to decide the 2006 Super-X world championship titles got underway today. A positive forecast for the weeks conditions, got the event centre buzzing, as the men’s and women’s fleets…

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The worlds best Men and Women Super-X racers have arrived in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, to pay their dues and compete for the 2006 world titles.

 

Super-X, the PWA’s exclusive race format, throws high-speed downwind slalom racing together with inflatable…

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For the 3rd consecutive year, the worlds best Men and Women Super-X racers will descend on Lanzarote’s Costa Teguise, and stake their claims for the 2006 PWA Super-X world titles.

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Kevin Pritchard (US-3 Starboard / Maui Sails) steals the show in Catalunya with a final race photo finish with his brother Matt!

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The penultimate day started off windy and the event site was a hive of activity, with many sailors out on the water early to practice. Conditions were relatively rough for Costa Brava in June, and the race crew had a challenge to lay the course for this…

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After three races, and the possibility of a first discard, the PWA Super-X fleet spent a windless afternoon waiting to run the all important fourth race here in Costa Brava. Days one and two saw thermal wind action with large sails being the call, but…

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With three races completed and the possibility of the first discard approaching, there were anxious competitors waiting for a sea breeze here in Costa Brava today. Days one and two saw thermal wind action with large sails being the call, but there was no…

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After going straight into action yesterday, the competitors here in The Bay of Roses in Costa Brava, Spain, this morning prepared their equipment for the possibility of another sea breeze later today. The outlook for the rest of the week is similar and…

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Some weary sailors arrived from the Guincho wave contest overnight and went straight to registration here in Costa Brava. Recent PWA rules allow competition to start on the registration day should the conditions look suitable for getting a result. And so…

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Speculation ended and the sleeping monster woke. Magnificent Guincho on the Estoril coastline finally served up a feast of wind and waves after a weeklong high tension waiting game.

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A new swell showed up today, and is due to build overnight and through tomorrow. Massive hope is pinned on last chance Sunday being windy as forecast. Locals too have given experienced nods when asked their opinion on whether wind will groom the peaks of…

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Today was the lightest wind day so far in Portugal for the 2006 PWA World Cup Guincho Wave Contest. To take a break from the stifling hot beach, we ran to the hills to catch up with adopted local and German transplant Sebastian Wenzel – Fanatic’s…

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The Praia do Guincho contest site today saw sailors and spectators enjoying the beach atmosphere and event sponsors free yoghurt drinks!! Not even lighter winds have teased us here today, but even the most relaxed sailors are always checking the scenic…

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Its a relaxed lunchtime here in Guincho. But the pro’s all watch from the corner of their eyes for signs on the hills above historic Sintra in case there should be a call to action.

 

The forecast for tomorrow and the weekend provide slim hope, and don’t…

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With the regular conditions Guincho provides, it's easy to see why PWA Corporate Members Fanatic choose this magnificent spot to base their shaper Sebastian Wenzel and testing operations.

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