Antoine Albeau 

Antoine Albeau has set a new outright sailing speed record of 49.09 knots on the canal in Saintes Maries de la Mer, France, subject to ratification by the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC).

After months of waiting for the big mistral winds, the speed canal on the shores of the Mediterranean sea came to life again. Strong mistral winds with 45-50 knots hit the speed strip at a perfect angle, and although the conditions were quite gusty several riders set personal best speeds.

Early on the first runs of the "big three" Antoine Albeau (FRA), Patrik Diethelm (ITA) and defending world record holder Finian Maynard  (IVB) showed, that this day would have the potential to become historic.

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PWA Cabo Verde 2008 

Around the windsurfing world, the question on everyone’s lips is, ‘Can the island of Sal can possibly repeat the epic conditions of 2007’s historic PWA wavesailing event?’ And anyone who dares ask out aloud simply trembles at the mouth-watering prospect of Ponta Preta serving-up anything on the scale of what we witnessed last year.
 
As curtain raiser to the 2008 season, this tiny archipelago takes centre stage in the windsurfing community, as the entire planets wavesailing focus zooms in.
 
The groundbreaking 2007 event was won by Cabo Verde’s very own hero, Josh Angulo (MauiSails), who narrowly defeated the current world Champion, Kauli Seadi (JP / NeilPryde) of Brazil, after an all-time final, in barreling, yes barreling, mast-and-a-half high waves.

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Calema Midwinters 

TeamPryde and the RS:Racing do it again, taking out the podium at the 23rd Calema Midwinters. Calema has long been the first major formula event of the year with top international riders taking the opportunity to show off their new gear and size each other up for the season ahead.

The RS:Racing introduced in February 2007, was clearly the sail to beat last year and now looks set to continue its domination of world Formula Racing again in 2008 with no changes to the design at all.

Gonzalo Costa Hoevel was injured at the event last year and was therefore unable to complete the competition but this year Gonzalo was flying and was thrilled to be back on top of the podium.

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