Windsurfing Fleadh: nice moments in Ireland

It's that fun time of year again for the Windsurfing Fleadh. Fingal Sailing School with Wind & Wave are hosting this year's festival on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd May at Malahide.

The Plan for the weekend so far is as follows:

It will kick off on Sat a.m with some sessions and dedicated clinics for all levels: these will be hugely popular as there have been loads of requests from people looking to learn and perfect gybing / start procedures & also to get some rules for racing. Then in the afternoon we can put this into practise with some full on racing!

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Euro Freestyle Pro Tour: winners smile in Leucate

The double elimination had to be stopped halfway because of insufficient wind so the riders who were successful in the single elimination made it straight to the podium.

After the single elimination was done the EFPT riders didn´t begrudge a pause and started the double elimination. Unfortunately the wind didn´t stay sailable throughout the double so race director Tom Hartmann held talk with Mondial du Vent organiser Pascal Maka and they decided to stop after the first half of the elimination.

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Highland Spring HIHO: loads of fun and transparent water

Champion racers Willhelm Schurmann from Brazil and Californian Ernie Johnson will join this year’s Highland Spring HIHO 2010 event.

Schurmann, who won the event in 2008, is the top ranked Formula windsurfer in the World and a multi-World and national Champion racer. He’ll be competing on a Techno 2 and Neil Pryde V8 sails.

Johnson is a top US SUP racer whose list of victories includes the 2009 Battle of the Paddle and races in California. He’ll be joined by his wife Andie, who is also a top female competitor.

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