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A Light and variable breeze teased the racers this morning as we waited for it to settle down to the northwest direction and build to suitable conditions. The situation remained the same until 2o’clock this afternoon when a steadier 7 to 14 knots was...

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Frenchman Antoine Albeau (AHD/Neil Pryde) banked yet another victory here in Westerland after coming from behind with a little gamesmanship from countryman Xavier Huart (Mistral/North) over a second placed Kevin Ponichtera (F2/Arrows) and Levi Siver...

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Rain was the alarm call this morning but by the time skippers meeting was underway for the wave sailors at 10 a.m. the skies had cleared. The swell was similar to yesterday, so almost enough for wave competition were it not for a distinct lack of wind.

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Another different picture greeted the sailors this morning at the 8.30 skippers meeting. The swell has increased but last nights strong winds have backed off just too much to put the wave sailors on the water.

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The third day of competition here in the resort town of Westerland began quietly with a 5-knot onshore breeze keeping racers and wave sailors on the shore and relaxing in the hospitality tent.

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The day started with glorious sunshine, and light northeasterly breeze. Most likely a racing day. Many competitors busied themselves with essential repairs after yesterday’s heavy conditions took their toll on the Formula equipment.

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The day started with a torrential downpour, followed by 4 hours of warm sunshine and light northeasterly winds. Stark contrast to the ominous weather forecast which predicted bft 5 to 7 increasing to storm force 10!!!

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The 2002 PWA world tour once again returns to the Friesian Island of Sylt for the wave/race Grand Slam event and Bacardi Party week. The famous North Sea venue boasts one of the biggest events of the year

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The island of Sylt on the northern coast of Germany will be hosting one of the longest running and most respected events on the PWA tour calendar. Sylt can be truly radical venue

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The 2002 PWA Irish Wave Grand Prix, presented by Bord Fáilte, will take place off the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry from 3rd to 10th October. Over 80 professional windsurfers from 20 countries, including Ireland’s best, will be descending on Castlegregory

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Earlier this year, Sportshows Television, based in London, joined the PWA Tour as the International Television partners for the PWA. It’s their job to go and film the events and distribute the TV images around the world. Sportshows are producing eight,...

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Q: When did you enter your first PWA world cup?

 

JC: Five years ago, here in Gran Canaria when I was 15 years old.

 

Q: Do you enjoy competing in the big PWA events?

 

JC: Yes I do, for sure. This is my dream since I was 9 years old.

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It has been calm winds on the closing day of La Coupe des Isles, PWA, 2002 Freestyle Grand Prix. Following yesterday’s dramatic day of action where Nik Baker (North, Mistral) and Matt Pritchard (AHD, Gaastra) clinched joint overall victory

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Nik Baker (Mistral, North) and Matt Pritchard (AHD, Gaastra) have shared the overall victory here in the Magdalen’s after a dramatic closing double elimination of La coupe des Isles, PWA, 2002 Freestyle Grand Prix.

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The wind refused to play ball today here in the Magdalen’s. Following an intense day of competition yesterday, sailors have been taking advantage of a rest day, to relax aching muscles, attend to any equipment repairs and chill out whilst waiting for the...

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17-year-old Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) has won the opening double elimination of La coupe des Isles, PWA, 2002 Freestyle Grand Prix. The Venezuelan freestyle genius came out on top this afternoon after defeating Matt Pritchard (Gaastra, AHD) of...

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