Norbert MARIN, ISAF Technical Officer, spent two days at The Neil Pryde factory in China inspecting masts, sails and booms for the RS:X equipment. The inspection then moved on to the Cobra factory in Thailand for five days for the inspection of the RS:X boards, fins and centreboards.

David MEAD, Production Manager Neil Pryde Windsurfing, co-ordinated the project with assistance from Bruce WYLIE and Prayat VIBOONTUN, Manager and Quality Assurance Manager respectively in Cobra’s Windsurf Business Unit.

The visit to manufacturers forms part of ISAF’s responsibility for technical control and direction of the sailing competition. The equipment is inspected in preparation for the allocation of equipment to the sailors who will compete at this year’s Olympic Games.

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Finnish wave sailor Tuomo Naalisvaara (Starboard, Severne) continues to show defiance in the face of adversity and rip harder than ever, despite hailing from the cold shores of the Baltic Sea, which are known to freeze during the coldest periods of winter.

Tuomo had his chance to showcase his skills to the international audience at his first PWA event in Tiree, Scotland in 2007. Following this event, Tuomo spent the winter hard at work training in Maui, and flies to Pozo this month in preparation for the PWA Gran Canaria event.

Helping him on his crusade are four big companies that believe in Tuomo’s goal to reach the top of the sport, and have pledged their full support to make what once appeared unreachable, a reality.

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Tonix productions proudly present the story of the 2007 World Windsurfing season. Follow the best windsurfers in the world as they tour the globe’s best windsurfing spots, and fight for world titles in wave, freestyle and Slalom.

Eyewitness life threatening mast high Cape Verde swell, set alongside slalom racing in over 40 knots of wind, and jaw dropping freestyle only meters away from the beach.

The golden season for the elite world tour included the historic Cabo Verde World Cup, in addition to 10 other events, 4 brand new stops, 3 disciplines, 6 world titles and 100% wind.

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