Trofeo Princesa Sofia: working hard for Her Royal Highness

It was Britain's Olympic windsurfing bronze medallist Bryony Shaw who put in the most consistent performance on day 2 of the Princesa Sofia Regatta, an ISAF Sailing World Cup event, in Palma.

In taking the overall lead on aggregate after 4 races in the RS:X women's fleet in Palma, she has proved that she can get the better of the world beating Spanish dream team of Marina Alabau and Blanca Manchon on their home waters.

It was a long day for competitors and race management alike on this second day at the Princess Sofia Trophy, and patience paid when the light sea breezes finally kicked in after a postponement to the start of the day's racing.

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Pearse Geaney: wind powered Irish sailor

The first round of the Irish Slalom Series was completed at Newtownards Sailing Club last weekend (March 27th - 28th 2010).

The overall event win went to bigsurf.ie team rider Pearse Geaney (MauiSails / RRD), who sailed consistently in winds gusting up to 30 knots using his 9.2m and 7.6m TR6-XT.

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Highland Spring HIHO: 26 years of partying in the British Virgin Islands

One of the world's premier water sports events is the 26-year old Highland Spring HIHO, a seven-day windsurfing adventure and stage race that visits multiple islands in the British Virgin Islands. The 2010 event, set for June 26-July 4, starts and finishes at the Moorings resort marina on Tortola.

Inter-Island racing is one of the features that attracts windsurfers from all over the world (last year's field included entrants from 14 countries). Starting at the Moorings resort property on Tortola, the Highland Spring HIHO fleet sprints up to the top of the BVI's, then spends the week coming back downwind. Racers can expect to cover nearly 100-miles of racing as they wind their way through the British Virgin Islands.

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