Nicolas Akgazciyan: testing his 99th windsurf board

Nicolas Akgazciyan has joined the 99novenove windsurfing team.

The freestyle windsurfer from France will be sailing with boards designed by Cesare Cantagalli and Gianni Valdambrini, founders of 99novenove.

"It's not easy to leave what you know for something new unknown, especially when moving to a new brand. I like their philosophy, the way they like to express and show the lifestyle of windsurfing," explains Nicolas Akgazciyan.

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2014 North American Windsurfing Championships: tight battles

Ricardo Santos and Maximo Nores have claimed the 2014 North American Windsurfing Championships, in Cancun, Mexico.

In the last day of windsurfing competition, there were three races for the Techno 293 sailors and a full complement of twelve for the RS:X fleets.

Right until the last race nothing was sure, well except maybe the RS:X Men and Women's champions. The American team had already secured the first qualifying place for the Youth Olympic Games but the fight for the second qualifying place went right down to the wire.

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Zara Davis: need for speed

Zara Davis takes training seriously. The fastest female windsurfer in the world shares a few tips on injury management and balance training.

Zara Davis knows what she's doing, when she's got a windsurf board under her feet. The osteopath and acupuncturist sails fast. At 47, it's important to get fit for the record. In her blog, she shared tips on how to improve chances of beating her own marks.

"If you can remain uninjured, you can train or compete. Injury takes time out of training that can never be recovered. The ability to balance and have good proprioception - the ability for your brain to know where your body is in space - is critical for injury prevention and performance," explains Davis.

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