Bjorn Dunkerbeck: calling all speed windsurfers

The new Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge Tour will get the fastest windsurfers in the world's finest speed strips.

Speed windsurfers will have a new contest. The concept has been developed by Bjorn Dunkerbeck, and it will feature a world tour, in which sailors will try to break multiple records.

Each event will be a pro/am competition, open to all ages and groups. Amateur windsurfers will be able to improve their personal records with GPS measurement devices.


Forceline sails: construction complexity and weight are reduced

NeilPryde has evolved its Forceline structural reinforcements into a full sail concept.

After introducing the Forceline panels, the windsurfing brand has expanded the formula into the sail, where loads are now seamlessly controlled and dispersed in the entire, tack, foot, clew and leech of the sails.

The foot sections of all sails are now filled entirely with two Forceline panels, and the central foot panel is removed entirely.


2014 New Zealand Wave Nationals: plenty of action in the waves

Thomas Davies has conquered the 2014 New Zealand Wave Nationals, in Taranaki.

With solid logo high sets and enough wind to throw jumping into the mix at Ahu Ahu Road, all windsurfers in competition had a blast.

The judges set up camp at the top of the new Ahu Cliffs Sands viewing area/resort. In the first heat of the last day, jumps were easy enough to come by on five meter sails, and Paul Barron, Yoan and Mike La Franchie put on a solid display to open proceedings with some great late hits and big backward and forward loops.