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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Brandon Hancock

After several weeks of negotiations we can announce the newly formed British Wavesailing Association has joined forces with the UKWA. The alliance secures the future of the UK's most extreme and challenging wave tour.

So what is the BWA?
The original idea was the brainchild of Boardseeker's Adrian Jones. After many successful years it became apparent that there was a need to focus energies onto the unique challenges and demands of running a wave tour.

As a result several senior members formed an independent association, the BWA, an association run "by wave sailors for wave sailors". The team now consists of experienced wavesailing competitors including Louise Emery, Murray Saunders, Nigel Treacy and Jim Brookes-Dowsett.

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