Speedsailing Hall of Fame

This year's "Hall of Fame" poll is on to send one famous male and female speedsailor into the Speedsailing Hall of Fame.

Elections will run until 28th of February, with the Male and Female winners to be announced on the 1st of March, 2010.

Every member of the speedsailing community can make one vote on the right hand side of the website for his favourites.

And the nominees are:

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Ben van der Steen won the last stage of the South African Windsurfing Championships in Langebaan

The race director set up a 6 leg downwind slalom course, each leg about 1.5km, starting and finishing at our two favourite islands.

The start line was set just before Skaap Eiland in front of Langebaan main beach, the finish in the bay in front of Friday Island. The fastest guys finished the course in about 8mins, with close battles all the way to the finish.

A total of 21 riders entered for the last days action, which, despite the long course, still resulted in fierce battles on the start line and on the gybe marks (with one-or-two crashes along the way).

The untouchable Benny van der Steen was "lit like a firecracker" on his new JP/Neil Pryde gear. Most people learnt this hard way and left the likes of Hennie to contemplate the meaning of life when they realised they weren't the fastest in a straight line any more.

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Kona One Design

Only in its 4th season as an established class, the Kona One met the ISAF criteria's and was acknowledged with an overwhelming 11 to 2 majority vote at the 2009 ISAF conference last November - among the 13 international delegates.

Our philosophy, aim and focus have brought us from a notion to a renowned direction in modern windsurfing. A direction that is built on simplicity, fair tactical sailing and versatility.

In contrast to technical and physical classes, the easy accessible Kona Class is being celebrated as "the open door" to windsurfing. Not only are we proud of such "award", but also extremely happy for all the positive feedback from obliged "wanna be and born again" windsurfers from all over the world.

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