World Festival on the Beach: smile, you're in Sicily'

The 25th edition of the famous World Festival on the Beach will take place in Mondello, Sicily, from 15th to 23rd May 2010. This year's event includes two Team Racing Championships and the Sicily Grand Prix.

Team Racing, as an event for windsurfers, took place in Mondello for the first time last year with the RSX Open European Team Racing Championships. For 2010 the event has been strengthened to include a championship for Techno 293 sailors.

Entry is limited to sixteen (RSX) and eight (T293) teams, and is free of charge. Each entry must be confirmed by the organiser, who will be providing travel and accommodation incentives.

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Fuerteventura Wave Classic: an interesting place to take off

According to the forecast, we thought today wouldn't be a good day, but when we woke up this morning, it was already quite windy in Corralejo.

The organization went around the North Shore of the island to check where the conditions could be suitable to compete and surprisingly, it was looking very nice at La Caleta once again. Skipper's meeting was a bit late : at 11:00, but once on-site everyone rushed and was quickly ready to go on the water.

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Entubadera: crowded windsurfing

On tuesday all the FWC riders did have a very good day sailing at Entubadera, a famous surfing spot next to Flag Beach. The conditions didn't look great at first sight, but finally everyone took some good waves and was reeping!

Though, we couldn't launch any competition because the wind was too gusty. Also, the wave was quite short and finally it was very busy on the water: some crashes were avoided at last minute!

Antony Ruenes was unlucky and broke his mast, while washed off by a small wave because it was not deep enough.

Yesterday, it was a day off for competition, but the riders went next to El Cotillo, at Playa Pedra, to participate at a beach cleaning organized by Ocean Clean Project.

It was an interesting initiative as we are all finally concerned by the subject, and it is amazing and sad to discover how dirty the beaches finally are when you look closer... After having picked up 10m3 of rubbish we had a good barbecue on the beach all together.

After that, most of the riders went surfing at El Hierro to end well this cruising day.