Fuerteventura Wave Classic

Once again, from March the 1st to the 12th in 2010, some of the best windsurfing wave riders in the world will be back on the north shore of Fuerteventura to take part in the 2nd edition of the FWC.

This innovative contest will see four teams of windsurfers competing against each other in the best conditions possible, impressing the public with their amazing moves.

We are proud to announce the official list of pro riders:
- Jean Baptiste CASTE / France
- Thomas TRAVERSA / France
- Dario OJEDA / Spain
- Jonas CEBALLOS / Spain
- Antony RUENES / France
- Alex MUSSOLINI / Spain
- Jules DENEL / France
- Dani BRUCH / Germany
- Adam LEWIS / England
- Martin TEN HOEVE / Netherlands
- Patrick VIGOUROUX / France
- Fabrice BEAUX / France

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Jamie Hancock

After quite a few years of tearing it up on his home turf, Jamie Hancock (Tabou, Vandal) has decided it's time to go global. And with backing from his new sponsors, Tabou and Vandal, he's got the tools to take his sailing to the next level.

Hancock will compete on the World Tour in waves for the first time in 2010. However, this won't be his first experience of competing with the big boys. He did in fact take part in some of the indoor competitions when the PWA went to London 5 years ago, and performed very well, so watch out for him on tour this year!

Hancock is currently in Cape Town getting in as much port tack practice as possible, and then on his return we're told he'll be heading to Maui. In amongst his training, he'll also be editing videos for the specialist windsurfing media house, Umi.

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Sean O'Brien'

Lighter winds and rain today for the final day of racing at the 2010 Oceanic & Australian Formula Windsurfing Championships at Hawks Nest which allowed the competitors one more race to bring the total to twelve races for the four-day championship.

Sean O’Brien (Point-7/Gaastra) cemented his second position overall today by winning the last race by a clear 20 second margin becoming the only sailor to beat the Brazilian champion Wilhelm Schurmann (Starboard/Neilpryde) in a race this week.

O’Brien finished the event on 20 points overall, a clear 8 points ahead of Sam Parker (Starboard/Neilpryde) who made the podium finish and Brett Morris (Starboard/Severne) who finished on 41 points overall.

Event winner Schurmann dominated the event all week, winning 11 out of 12 races with an overall point score of 9 points taking home a new Blackberry smartphone and the winner’s trophy for his efforts.

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