Gabriel Browne 

Great days in Miami! The forecast for the weekend wasnt looking good, but in Miami you never know what is going to happen.

Saturday morning the wind was very light but around 2pm the wind started to pick up and at 3pm we did the first race of the day. The wind was perfect for 11's and 12's,average of 16 knots and gusts up to 22 knots.

The course was 2 laps upwind/downwind. I had good speed with my new Starboard 162 and TR5 XT 12. I won all the 4 races of the day.Loic from France also with good board speed with starboard had good results finishing the day on 2nd place and Fernando in 3rd.

On Sunday we did 4 more races. The wind was lighter than saturaday,around 8 knots in the first race and 12 knots in the other ones.I was using my 12 TR5 XT again. This sails feels great !! Good speed upwind and it is extremely fast on downwind.I was using the recommended DH for all the races ( Saturday I had +0.5cm). I won all the races of the event !! :)

Miami is a incredible place for FW and slalom.

Flat water and this time of the year there is always some wind.


Liepaja Windsurfing Festival

The 2009 Raceboard and IMCO European Championships will take place from 4th to 7th June as part of the Liepaja Windsurfing Festival.

This will be the first time the classes have held a major championsjhip in Latvia, but the sanctioning of this regatta by IWA is testimony to the drive and enthusiasm for the sport that exists in the both Latvia and this region of the Baltic.

The event will be organised by the Latvian Windsurfing Association, in conjunction with Liepaja City and the windsurfing club Rietumkrasts.

The event will be based at the Liepaja Beach.

Conditions to be expected – winds: 4-16 knots; water temperature: 15°C; air temperature: 15-20°C.


Auckland Freestyle Champs 

The Auckland Freestyle Champs will be run in May and the idea is to run it on stand by without fixed location again to score the best possible conditions. The stand by period will be the whole month of May and every Saturday/Sunday within this month could be a possible comp day. Same as last year we'll give updates during the week and make a final call on Friday.

The event
The Auckland Freestyle Champs is a comp designed to promote freestyle in the Auckland area and nationwide in a fun environment. The event is run on a standby mode to get the best possible conditions. This year the standby period is set for the whole month of May with Sat/Sun being possible competition days.