- 18 December 2009 | Windsurfing
The talented young Frenchman, Jules Denel (Exocet) has just landed himself an awesome deal to use the full range of former PWA World Champion Patrice Belbeoch’s equipment lines. This will include the newly launched XO sails and the well-proven Exocet boards.
Denel has been on the tour for a couple of years now and is steadily improving his Slalom ranking, as well as making an assault on the wave tour. At just 19 years old, he has plenty of years left to make his mark on the World Tour.
“I have a strong desire to continue to work hard, to progress, to listen, and to take advantage of my breakthrough at Sylt this year. It really lifted me to another level, and I’m super happy about my competitive equipment from XO sails and Exocet, as well as the opportunity of learning from the rest of the team and Patrice Belbeoch himself.
The attitude amongst the racers on the international Exocet team is great and it largely contributed to my good results in the 2009 season. It is of course also an honour and an inspiration to be one of the first XO sails racers out there, and I will do my very best to prove I’m worthy of the trust given to me.
I’m off to Fuerteventura now to get some sailing in, hopefully I’ll get plenty of footage and pictures from there. I’m looking forward to another exciting season on the PWA tour in 2010!”
- 16 December 2009 | Windsurfing
The Youth Olympic Games qualification schedule for the boards gets underway in less than two weeks in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz.
Organised by the Federacion Andaluza de Vela, this European Qualification regatta has attracted a record entry of 150 junior racers representing 17 European nations.
The equipment chosen for the windsurfing event at the Youth Olympic regatta is the Bic Techno 293, a one design class that is devoted to fostering the development of windsurf racing for competitors under the age of 17 years old around the world through the promotion of an inexpensive racing format.
- 15 December 2009 | Windsurfing
What a great race!
7 Kona sailors showed up for 3 races in gusty winds from 5-15. We raced across the river at the Eau Gallie Causeway from 11 to 4.
The site is great with the restaurant Squid Lips having access to the water and food and refreshments right there.
Each race finished at the restaurant. Surf Mama paid for lunch in between races and some stayed for happy hour at the restaurant. Thanks to Sandy Point for making extra Konas for racers.
Two Formula racers were there from Miami for support and sailing while we raced.