Mendoza: ready to welcome the windsurfing pros

The Top Ten racers in the current Formula Windsurfing World Ranking have confirmed their entries to the 2010 World Championships.

The event which takes place from 21st to 28th March is hosted by the Federacion Argentina de Windsurf (FAW) on Lake Potrerillos, near Mendoza City, Argentina.

This is a stunning location with the beautiful Andes mountains as a back drop. The water is clear and fresh - you can drink straight from the lake!

In the men's division 4 previous and current world champions are already there preparing and training - Wojtek Brzozowski, Poland (2008 champion/2009 vice champion) and Steve Allen, Australia (2009 champion) will be challenged by Micah Buzianis, USA, and Antoine Albeau, France, who are both returning to formula after a year's absence.

In the women's fleet current champion Marta Hlavaty, Poland, will be fighting to hold off the challenge of younger, but talented, racers such as Morane Demont, France.

Jesper Orth: new deal, new sails

KA Sails is the latest brand to join the PWA, and at the same time they bring us news that they've signed a deal with top PWA slalom racer, Jesper Orth (RRD, KA).

KA are bringing a wealth of products to the market this year, with already proven results. The first being the Koncept, a sail with 3 cams and a narrower luff sleeve which has successfully driven no fewer than 2 sailors to break the 50 knot barrier for a 2 second peak.

It also holds the all time fastest 5x10 second average speed on GPSSS. Their next range is the brand new and more full-blooded KArace which features a lower aspect, wider luff sleeve, and 5 cams.

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Gutek Kurczewski: new boards, new challenges

The 2009 Junior Slalom World Champion and top overall junior Gutek Kurczewski from Poland has joined Angulo Boards.

Gutek started windsurfing in 2004, and has been racing since 2008. Already a world champion, he is ready with tools to defend his titles. “Right now, with these Magnum boards, I know I have good weapons to defend my 2009 title” says only 16 year old Gutek.

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