UK National Windsurfing Week | Photo: Simon Crowthier

It’s ‘all systems go’ for National Windsurfing Week 2010. This year we are starting preparations much earlier and the initiative will be amply supported by the RYA and UK Windsurfing Press.

As before, our goal is to create a substantial list of windsurfing based events throughout the UK and to promote the fun of windsurfing to the general public.

With eleven months to go and five events already in the calendar, National Windsurfing Week 2010 is set to be bigger and better than before and we want everyone to get involved to make a difference.

The last two campaigns have included everything from free windsurfing taster sessions, to a premier big screen viewing of “The Windsurfing Movie” in Leicester Square, London. Meanwhile, Windsurfing 4 Cancer Research has raised thousands of pounds and encouraged mass participation by existing windsurfers.

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Irish Slalom Series

The final events of the 2010 Irish Slalom Series Calendar have been put in place.

Due to the current situation and the big “R” word we have kept the number of events to a minimum. We have also attempted to space the events out as much as possible. On this calendar you will see the return of some familiar locations. The first event of the season will take us North to the new venue of Newtownards, Co. Down.

Another new addition to the calendar is the moving of the Galway event back west to the legendary location of Roundstone.

The ISS rules and guidelines documents are currently being updated. A full set of 2010 rules will be released soon.

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Dorian van Rijsselberge

It was "one race, one chance" today at US SAILING's 2010 Rolex Miami OCR, the second of seven stops of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup 2009-2010. It was now the turn for racers in the RS:X Olympic class to claim podium positions, but the plot came with a twist. Just as will happen at the Olympics in 2012, only the top-ten finishers--determined after five days of fleet racing--earned the right to sail in today's single medal race for each class.

The Rolex Miami OCR, which this year hosted 448 teams (633 athletes) from 45 nations, is one of the world's most competitive regattas for 2012 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls. As such, each nation's medal tally is closely watched; USA had the most medals with 10, followed by Great Britain with six, France with five and Spain with four.

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