Radek “Gutek” Kurczewski

19 year old Wojtek Mroczynski, POL 48 is training hard for the IFCA Slalom Tour 2009.

Preparing for the event in Cadiz, Wojtek will then fly to Bonaire to attend the 12-18 July event.

No stranger to competition Wojtek placed 5th in Youth Worlds FWC, 2nd in FWC Polish Juniors Championships, and 3rd youth Slalom Polish Championships . He hopes to win the Bonaire event.

Bonaire welcomes Wojtek to Bonaire in July.

Radek “Gutek” Kurczewski , 16 years will also attend IFCA Slalom in Bonaire representing Poland.

His sail number is POL-75. Gutek dreams to be a slalom champion someday. His previous results so far are quite impressive.

He placed 1st as Polish Junior U17 Slalom 2008, 1st Polish Junior U17 FW 2008, 5th Polish Youth U19 Slalom 2008, and 10th Youth U19 FW 2008 ( 1st Junior U17 ).


Italian windsurfing star Davide Beverino dies in diving accident

Today it's time of sorrow for all Italian and international windsurfers. Yesterday late afternoon, during a breath-held diving for fishing in Poetto Gulf, Cagliari Sardinia, our great friend Davide Beverino died.

Davide, aged 28, played a leading role in the history of Italian windsurf in the last ten years. He distinguished himself since late 90's in young people regattas and he won four times in succession Formula Windsurfing Italian Cup from 2005 to 2008.

He stepped on to the podiums several times from 2000 and he was really one of the best Formula Windsurfing and Slalom competitors, well-known at international level.

But Davide was especially a nice friend for all people involved in windsurfing world too and we like to remember him smiling when he celebrated his last success.


Kiran Badloe wins the 2009 Dutch Youth Regatta

856 competitors from 19 different countries divided over 755 boats and boards, spread over 9 classes competing on 4 course areas. The Dutch Youth Regatta in Workum was again a huge success.

For the first time the Techno293 class joined the competition in, what is known as, one of Europe's biggest youth events. Four days racing in a wide range of challenging Ijsselmeer conditions.

The Techno293 fleet completed 8 races during the weekend. Although the top 3 boys switched positions continuously during the races, at the end Kiran Badloe still dominated by winning 5 of them.

The battle for the 2nd and 3rd place had to be decided during the final race, Jort Min (NED 707) and Marc van Santen (NED 211) were on equal points since the event start.