Pearse Geaney: wind powered Irish sailor

The first round of the Irish Slalom Series was completed at Newtownards Sailing Club last weekend (March 27th - 28th 2010).

The overall event win went to team rider Pearse Geaney (MauiSails / RRD), who sailed consistently in winds gusting up to 30 knots using his 9.2m and 7.6m TR6-XT.

Read more ...

Highland Spring HIHO: 26 years of partying in the British Virgin Islands

One of the world's premier water sports events is the 26-year old Highland Spring HIHO, a seven-day windsurfing adventure and stage race that visits multiple islands in the British Virgin Islands. The 2010 event, set for June 26-July 4, starts and finishes at the Moorings resort marina on Tortola.

Inter-Island racing is one of the features that attracts windsurfers from all over the world (last year's field included entrants from 14 countries). Starting at the Moorings resort property on Tortola, the Highland Spring HIHO fleet sprints up to the top of the BVI's, then spends the week coming back downwind. Racers can expect to cover nearly 100-miles of racing as they wind their way through the British Virgin Islands.

Read more ...

Formula Windsurfing: ...and the winner is Antoine Albeau

Congratulations to Antoine Albeau (FRA192) and Marta Hlavaty (POL111) - 2010 Formula Windsurfing World Champions.

Antoine sealed his 3rd formula world title with a first place in race 14. Marta dominated this years championship by winning all but two of the 14 races to date.

Although he did not have his best day Paulo Dos Reis (BRA3333) did enough to confirm his 2nd place overall.

Read more ...