Surf Sales Ltd announces in conjunction with UK Windsurfing Association (UKWA), The British Kona Cup 2008, a series of Kona one-design race events taking place around the UK over the coming months:

May 17th – 18th @ Whitwell (Inland Event – Midlands)
May 24th – 16th @ Christchurch (Coastal Event – South)
June 28th – 29th @ Bridlington (Coastal Event – North East)
July 12th – 13th @ Derwent (Inland Event – North West)
July 19th – 20th @ Eastbourne Extreme (Coastal Event – South East)

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Tarifa, often called the European capital of windsurfing didn’t disappoint us at all. What more an you wish for the first event in a new season? Nothing! Sure a second double elimination would have been great, sure a bit more stable condition would have made it easier but as windsurfers we’re used to life with compromise and what we got here again was just perfect!!! No doubt…

Normen takes home a lot of points for the overall title, that’s for sure. He is the one that the guys will be chasing now but as the young German is a pro he will handle the pressure for sure. Competing for many years on the tour, having a lot of experience he will take good care to stay in leading position.

Kevin Mevissen (RRD) on the second place is fully on fire, coming to Spain he had not much freestyle practise on his account, you might say none. His awesome performance on the water infected him again and its clear that we will see him on some other efpt stops as well.

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 Techno 293 European Championships

The 2008 Techno 293 Championships, held in Civitavecchia, near Rome, have finished. The brits put in a good performance and ended with podium placings in both the 7.8 and 6.8 divisions for boys.

Sam Sills maintained his form and, despite an illness just before the start of official racing, claimed a silver medal in the under 17 (7.8) fleet. In the 6.8 (under 15) division Kieran Martin had his first taste of international success by claiming third spot and bronze medal.

The 6.8 boys did exceptionally well, with 3 more racers in the top 12 - Stuart Hards (6th), Joe Bennett (9th) and Jack Plummer (12th).
In the 7.8 girls Joanne Evans finished a very creditable 4th, just missing out on a podium placing.

Source: UKWA