- 02 July 2009 | Windsurfing
Foresight has proven accurate in Lanzarote today, as the reigning World Champions held their ground at the top of the leader-board. Costa Teguise provided epic conditions, allowing a gargantuan battle commence in a race for the top.
The wind filled in to a solid 25 knots that ripped across the pier, as the fleet performed excellently in front of a massive crowd. Ultimately, predictions were fulfilled, as the favorites dominated the single elimination.
As action commenced, it was clear that the level of freestyle has improved exponentially this year. In order to progress, every sailor had to be at his or her best; in an event where technical brilliance simply wasn’t enough. Today, an emphasis was needed on ‘style’, as the competitors fought hard to personalize their routines and wow their critics.
The early men’s round saw a disappointing exit for France’s Leo Ray (Naish/Naish/MFC) at the hands of one of the most exciting up-and-coming athletes in the sport, Steven Van Broeckhoven (F2/MauiSails).
Andre Paskowski (Fanatic/North Sails), Nicolas Akgazciyan (Starboard/Gun Sails), Ian Mouro Lemos (JP/NeilPryde) and Maarten Van Ochten (JP/NeilPryde/MFC) each cruised through their first rounds, it was soon evident that the super-styled new school were going to prove tricky to beat in the later stages.
First blood was drawn when a strong Marcillo Browne (Fanatic/North) felled the ultra-talented Michael Roßmeier (Exocet/The Loft) in the day’s first split-decision, thanks to a flawless combination of culos, double flakas, and conos. Later, Anthony Ruenes (Tabou) was put to the sword despite sailing brilliantly against the outstanding Jose Estredo (Fanatic/North Sails).
- 01 July 2009 | Windsurfing
Alberto Menegatti (ITA-456) just got back from the Italian Slalom Championship and out of the two races, he crossed the finishing line first, twice.
He is the 2009 Italian Slalom Champion.
That´s right, this kid is fast! The fastest man in Italy.
Earlier this year Alberto also won the Swiss Championships in Almanarre using his Race 9.0 and 7.8.
- 30 June 2009 | Windsurfing
TeamPryde rider Lars Petersen is proud to announce that his eagerly anticipated and last film in Feed Your Soul Instructional Trilogy is finally complete! The name is "Winner To Wavesailor".
'Our aim have been clear: To create a wave sailing instructional masterpiece!' Winner to Wavesailor is the most comprehensive wavesailing instructional DVD ever produced.
It’s aim is to guide people to be the best wavesailors they can be. From first day getting out in the waves to first loops, from down the line in cross off perfection to making the most of cross on waves, this movie has it all.