2009 Speed World Cup at Dungarvan

The European Speedsailing Championships will take place in Dungarvan, County Waterford with windsurfers and kite-boarders due on the county’s coastline from October 17-23.

The event is being arranged on a rollover basis with a week in November also allocated should suitable wind conditions not be available in October. A prize fund of €10,000 is up for grabs with a number of additional prizes on offer from event supporters.

The final stage of the World Speedsailing Championships hit Dungarvan harbour last year. Video footage of the venue was viewed by the international windsurfing community after it was sailed for the first time by Irish speedsailor Martin Waldron and it was very quickly acknowledged as a potential championship venue.

Commenting on the launch of the championships event, Martin Waldron said: “Dungarvan Harbour offers one of the best speed venues in Europe, and with a strong prevailing westerly wind top speeds are easy to achieve. We are very much looking forward to the event and it has a broader aspect to last year’s event with the inclusion of kite-surfing this year.

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2009 World Championship Formula Windsurfing

"We were unlucky not to get a third race today and validate the championship on the first day. However this was definitely a masterful display from reigning world champion, Wojtek Brzozowski, POL 10 - two bullets in convincing style. For sure he is not going to relinquish the title easily. In the women's fleet a win each for Marta Hlavaty (POL 111) and Allison Shreeve (AUS 911)."

The decision was made to race the men in one fleet but competitors and organisers at the 2009 FW Worlds in Santa Pola had to wait until after lunch for the wind to increase.

The finish was set very close to the spectator stand on the shoreline. Over-eager to get started, the first race started with a general recall - many sailors ignored the chase boats and sailed to the first mark!

However, a good clean start followed with 17 knots at the windward mark.

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2009 Reunion Wave Classic
We're happy to announce you the final results of this wave contest by teams in La Reunion after 3 epic days of hardcore wavesailing in powerful waves of Ravine Blanche, and 3 rounds completed.


BEST TEAM

From the start, the team of local Steven PICHOT showed a great potential in strong wind and massive waves. His partners Victor Fernandez and Julien Taboulet were on top in conditions they enjoy, while Colin Sifferlen surprised everybody with a fluid and fast efficient surfing style. The first points were scored by On day 1, Taboulet and Fernandez won their heat and scored the first points to this team... The day after, Fernandez striked again and win his heat, allowing his team to keep its advance. Finishing 1st of their heat on day 3, Taboulet again and Sifferlen brought the extra points that showed the great potential of this Reunion Wave Classic's "dream team" ! Pichot can be a happy guy. He has shared his spot with the best windsurfers of the World and wins this team contest alongside top names like Fernandez, Taboulet and Sifferlen.

1st - PICHOT/FERNANDEZ/TABOULET/SIFFERLEN. Total = 34 pts
2nd - VOGET/GODET/CASTE/JUBAN. Total = 31 pts
3rd - McKERCHER/ZABALA/MUSSOLINI/BRUCH. Total = 28,5 pts
4th- TRAVERSA/GOFFINET/CLANCY/VAN WOERKENS.Total = 26,5 pts

BEST RIDER

Voted by all the riders of this contest during the Closing Ceremony, Camille JUBAN has been crowned as the "best rider" of this 1st Reunion Wave Classic for his commitment & style in the big ones. Congratulations!

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