- 03 November 2008 | Windsurfing
After conquering the PWA Wave discipline three time over, Kauli Seadi (JP, NeilPryde, Mormaii, MFC) has made the decision to undertake an equally bold challenge, with the launch of Club Kauli Seadi.
Providing a vast array of diverse activities, CKS is a one-stop shop for literally all your holiday needs, including lessons and equipment rental of windsurf, kitesurf, surf, tennis, stand up paddle surfing gear and more. The centre also boasts the finest instructors in each field, including clinics with the three times World Champion himself.
Located in the PWA wave destination, Ibiraquera, CKS is not only a great destination to rip up the waves in the prevailing cross offshore wind, but also a great place to master the plethora of additional activities, regardless of ability.
Together with the Club, Kauli Seadi Travel Agency offers excellent packages to Ibiraquera, including lodging, transfers and car rental. Adding to the already vast number of activities available, there’s also the option of going whale watching, horse riding, boat touring, tours of the regions beaches, waterfall walks, sandboarding, cycling, Arvorismo, and yet more!
This unique location has it all, including a flat water lagoon for beginner/intermediate windsurfers and kitesurfers, ideal for getting to grips with the fundamentals before heading out into the more challenging wave conditions.
- 28 October 2008 | Windsurfing
With the 2008 Constructors Championship Ranking being one of the closest fought battles in the competition’s history, the final standings witnessed a tie for first place between sail manufacturers, North and NeilPryde.
Initial ruling crowned NeilPryde the victors ahead of North Sails, subsequent to PWA tiebreak regulations. However, a thorough investigation into the technicalities of the situation has revealed that the pair were so closely matched, it’s impossible to determine a conclusive winner.
After much deliberation, the PWA has made the decision to amend the Constructors Championship Ranking, and award both NeilPryde and North Sails equal first position.
- 21 October 2008 | Windsurfing
On Monday the 20th October, Guy Cribb and 13 X British Windsurfing Champion successfully crossed the English Channel in under 6 hours in stormy seas and raging winds.
Guy Cribb along with French windsurfer Antoine Albeau windsurfed over 70 nautical miles (more than 130 kms) from Cherbourg to Poole, Dorset. The windsurfers tackled 4m waves, giant tankers and narrowly avoided 10 metre planks of wood that were floating in the channel.
They sailed up to speeds of 30 knots and fought exhaustion and excruciating cramp to raise money for the Ellen MacArthur Trust and their French counterpart A Chacun Son Cap.
An extremely exhausted Guy said:
"That was the longest blast ever; it was so tough with no land in sight for so long. It was hard to gauge how well we were doing or where we were because the waves were mast high. The sea was incredibly rough, consistently rough throughout the entire journey which meant we couldn’t sail too fast because the conditions were so dangerous. We were on a port tack for the majority of the crossing; I got cramp in places I didn’t even know I could get cramp! The best moment was seeing England about an hour to the end. In seriousness I didn’t think I was going to make it but seeing land gave me a sudden burst of energy.
Doing it for a children's charity, especially a charity that gives people confidence through sailing kept me going. I'm shattered, my hands and feet are bleeding, but we've done it. I'd like everyone who has not donated anything yet to donate some now at justgiving.com/windsurf as we've busted ourselves to complete this mission! Thanks!"