Official Test Centre: ready in the end of May 2010

It has been long-awaited, but the Official Test Centre (OTC) is pleased to announce that their new centre will be opening in the end of May 2010.

Based within the grounds of the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, the venue for the 2012 Olympics, the centre will stock the very latest freeride, freestyle and slalom equipment from all the major brands, allowing clients to test and compare the kit for themselves.

Portland Harbour is a world-class windsurfing venue, with some of the best wind statistics along the south coast of England, the waterway is applicable for use in any tide state.

With its affiliated school providing tuition from the grassroots up, the OTC is a centre with something for everyone, and will showcase the modern sport of windsurfing on the most prominent stage within the marine leisure industry today.

Antoine Albeau: does anyone know him?

The French flag is flying high with Alice Arutkin and Antoine Albeau leading their respective fleets after an adrenalin-pumping day in Ulsan.

When the clock struck twelve on the second morning of competition, Jinha beach turned into a hive of activity as an elite group of windsurfers were let loose on the race course for the opening round of the 2010 PWA slalom world tour.

The women opened up the proceedings with the utmost finesse, and completed four frantic rounds of competition before calling it a day. With fifty-seven registered in the men’s fleet, every full elimination saw fourteen heats before the finals begun. The hardy competitors endured three rounds of high-octane action before the sun went down on a remarkable day in South Korea.

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Pierre Mortefon: first in one thousand windsurfers

It has been a very emotional day today. With the victory of a young windsurfer with a very promising future, and a single round ran only opened to the top 50, the Défi Wind is closing down under 1000 applauses.

The competitors are won over by those fabulous four days. The Défi Wind saw the consecration of Pierre Mortefon right under the nose of the best windsurfers.

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