- 29 May 2009 | Windsurfing
For 2010, MauiSails introduces a specialty, ultra-light, Technora wave sail called the GHOSTXT.
The name says it all. The GHOSTXT provides surreal, barely there, light weight handling, together with good power for light wind wave sessions.
Co-Sail Designer Art Szpunar had these comments about the new and exciting design:
"After using the Technora scrim in our XT series race sails for the past two seasons and noticing the material's excellent combination of ultra-light weight and good durability, we couldn't resist making some wave protos. I ended up using a 5.3 GHOSTXT proto for countless big wave, light wind sessions this last winter and fell in love with the sail.
The GHOSTXT will be the perfect sail for those light wind days, smooth surf, and for all sailors looking for that extra edge while wave sailing.
- 28 May 2009 | Windsurfing
The season began in Uslan, Korea, for the women's fleet from June the 16th to the 22nd. Over the course of the week long event, there were two full days of racing, powered by the local south western thermal wind, which was gusting up to 50 km/h both days.
Women's riders had to wait until competition’s third day before Jinha Beach awoke to show its true colours, delivering side shore wind under blue sky.
In first position after 8 races in Korea, French Valérie Ghibaudo feels really good with this first victory, showing that our young mum is still in great shape! Windsurfing is also a matter of experience and at 37 years old she is more than ever at the top.
Well done for the first event of the season... But Karin Jaggi, who took the 2nd place on this first slalom world cup, did not say her last word and everything seems still possible for our 2008 Slalom World Champion. Karin has just changed her sail brand, and maybe she needs a little bit more time to be at ease on her new equipment.
- 28 May 2009 | Windsurfing
Over 20 different venues around Great Britain are available to sailing teams wishing to take part in a Pre-Games Training Camp ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) is offering a Financial Award of up to £25,000 to National Olympic Committees (NOC) and National Paralympic Committees (NPC) choosing to take advantage of some of the best sailing facilities in Great Britain.
Twenty-one sailing venues across Great Britain have been chosen for inclusion in the London 2012 Pre-Games Training Camp Guide, including three facilities based on the Weymouth and Portland waters where the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition will take place.
NOCs and NPCs can take advantage of a Financial Award of up to £25,000 offered by LOCOG to assist with the expenses of venue hire, accommodation and support services for Pre-Games Training Camps.
Sebastian COE, Chair of LOCOG, says teams can expect a warm welcome, “What we can guarantee, apart from excellent facilities, is that the communities throughout the UK will welcome you with open arms, keen to play their part in a great Games. We are all looking forward to welcoming you in the lead up to 2012”.
In addition to the 21 sailing venues, 14 venues have been selected as venues for Paralympic Sailing in the London 2012 Paralympic Pre-Games Training Camp Guide.