The Lanzarote wind machine was once again turned to full power for another day of freestyle carnage in Costa Teguise. With a full double elimination in the bag, day three turned up the heat to deliver another successfully completed single elimination.

Men’s Single Elimination 2

The opening round progressed in a strengthening breeze, with the sailors opting for lower sliding moves over the bigger aerial manoeuvres seen the previous day. Purely by chance, Taty Frans (Starboard, North Sails) advanced to face his brother, Tonky (F2, Gaastra) in round two, producing an epic Frans head-to-head.

The subsequent brawl was arguably the closest fought heat of the day, and saw Taty nail a super technical spock 900. Tonky replied with a polished assault, including a sky-high shaka off the rolling swell out back. After much deliberation, the judges awarded Taty the (2-1) victory.

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The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has announced the Bic Techno 293 windsurfer and the Byte CII dinghy have been chosen as equipment for the four sailing events at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

In response to the launch of the equipment bidding process in March 2008, ISAF received bids from ten manufacturers to supply equipment to the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.

The bids were thoroughly evaluated by the Youth Olympic Games Working Party, who unanimously recommended the Byte CII as the equipment for the One person dinghy boys and One person dinghy girls events and the Bic Techno 293 as equipment for the Windsurfing boys and Windsurfing girls events.

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Howling wind and a building swell provided all the ingredients for a mind blowing freestyle showdown, on day two of the 2008 PWA Costa Teguise World Cup.  On the agenda was the first double elimination, following the successful completion of the single elimination on day one.

With all the sailors reseeded back into the elimination ladder at the point they were knocked out, Brazil’s Marcilio Browne (Mistral, Gaastra) and Aruba’s Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard, NeilPryde) occupied the top spots. This meant they effectively had to wait until the end of the day to see who would climb the ranks and challenge them for their positions.

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