PWA News

Light winds continue to blow here on the penultimate day of the PWA 2003, freestyle finals. A tropical storm currently passing over the Dominican Republic has disrupted the regular trade wind pattern although forecasts are calling for strengthening winds...

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Big Wednesday had already started in my mind two evenings before when Pascal and I looked at the forecast together. Wow I thought. This would be the day. Stronger wind than the previous Sunday session and a broader course, just what the doctor ordered.

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The wind refused to play ball here on the fifth day of the Bonaire PWA freestyle finals. After four days of non stop action the trades have finally calmed down to a gentle breeze in Le Cat Bay allowing sailors to rest aching muscles, re-charge their...

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Eighteen-year-old Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) had reason to celebrate today after clinching the PWA overall freestyle title here on the fourth day of the PWA, Bonaire, freestyle finals. In the race for the King of the Caribbean Campello needs to...

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Taty Frans (Gaastra, AHD) and Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) were this mornings victors in the second round of double elimination here at the PWA, Bonaire freestyle finals. Frans defeated world number one Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) in this mornings...

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Local Bonaire sailor, Taty Frans (Gaastra, AHD) and Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) of Spain were today’s winners in their respective single eliminations here on the second day of action at the PWA, Bonaire Freestyle Finals. Frans ranked 7th in the world...

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Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) and Karin Jaggi (F2, Arrows) have clinched the vital first blood in the opening double elimination here at the PWA Bonaire Freestyle finals. Eighteen year old, Campello of Brazil had to beat last years King of the...

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Big Wednesday turned out to be a record setting day as the run of 46.24 knots by Finian Maynard sets a new windsurfing speed record and comes agonizingly close to the outright world record of 46.54 knots.

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The PWA World Tour has set up shop on the sun drenched beaches of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean, as the world’s hottest freestylers prepare to battle it out in the final event on the 2003 calendar. As the anticipation reaches a mouth watering climax to...

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Live coverage of PWA windsurfing is back on High.tv from the 2nd December to the 9th December from Bonaire as the Tour ends with the King of the Caribbean.

 

The event will also be included on the Official PWA World Tour 2003 DVD that can be pre-ordered...

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Masters of Speed

November 25, 2003

"Speed sailing in its purest form is a contest with nature. One is trying to push mechanical elements into performance realms never achieved."

(Barry Spanier)

Our attempt to break the World Yachting Speed Record creates a unique, Corinthian undertaking...

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The record attempt will take place with 10 invited competitors on a 1 km man-made canal in Stes. Maries de la Mer in the South of France from October 20th - December 4th 2003 and from February 5th - April 30th 2004, with another option for the fall of...

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The final event on the PWA calendar for 2003 in Bonaire will decide the women’s freestyle champion. We talked to current champion, Karin Jaggi (F2, Arrows) and the Moreno sisters, Daida and Iballa, (Mistral, North); the three favorites, to see how their...

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With the Bonaire freestyle finals just weeks away the race for the men’s title looks like it is going to be a two man battle between fellow JP, Neil Pryde team riders Robby Swift and Ricardo Campello. As it stands, both riders have equal ranking points...

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A French woman has arrived in Tahiti after windsurfing 8,000 kilometres across the Pacific Ocean.

 

Raphaela Le Gouvello began her adventure at the start of August, leaving the Peruvian capital, Lima, on a specially built surfboard, which allowed her to...

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The PWA is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with, Reliance Clothing to exclusively manufacture and market official PWA merchandise. The high quality action lifestyle clothing will be available for purchase via the internet at

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