- 28 January 2009 | Windsurfing
Once again the internationally renowned "World Festival on the Beach" from Mondello, Sicily, will be hosting a Techno Class event.
The 24th Edition of the Festival, hosted by the Albaria Club, includes the Techno 293 Sicily Cup from May 22nd to May 24th.
The club will assist competitors, and teams, with travel and accommodation requirements. Some charter boards will also be provided by the club.
Additionally the club are offering a FREE flight for 3 European competitors - the top 3 from 2009 Europeans in Lacanau! For more information visit the club website.
- 27 January 2009 | Windsurfing
Jules Denel is the latest addition to the Exocet international windsurf team. Exocet have signed several new riders over the winter period, though Denel is far and away the youngest signing at just 18 years old.
It seems fitting that the French board manufacturer have turned to their own shores to snap up their new young gun, who already has a solid reputation on the French national circuit.
Having already dominated the youth scene, winning both the French youth wave and slalom titles, Denel is looking to turn his focus to the international stage, and more specifically the PWA World Tour. He gained his first taste of the highly competitive PWA circuit in 2008, notably placing 29th in the Cabo Verde World Cup.
Pledging his next 10 years to windsurf competition, this future talent looks to have all the ingredients to make a major impact on the PWA World Tour. We wish him the best of luck in 2009.
Jules Denel is sponsored by Exocet Boards.
- 23 January 2009 | Windsurfing
The 2009 Cabo Verde PWA World Cup event organizer, Cabo Verde Investments along with their local advisor, Josh Angulo, have come to decisions on who will receive the organizer wildcards.
Three of the four wildcards have gone to local hotshots Mitu Monteiro, Djo Silva and Titik Lopes with the last remaining slot being given to windsurfing legend Francisco Goya.
Event spokesman Josh Angulo commented on the choice “Seeing all the requests for wildcards coming in from abroad both to the organizers and the PWA, I certainly wouldn’t want to be in the position of the PWA board members in having to choose the 4 remaining slots.
On our side the decision was relatively easy as Djo, Mitu and Titik are the 3 hottest local guys and we by all means will continue to invest in and push our local youth.
The decision to issue Francisco a wildcard was also an easy choice. Francisco, a World Champion, proven Ponta Preta ripper and windsurf legend, he was the first international sailor on our wildcard list and as a country and event we await his presence and look forward to him once again bringing his incomparable style to Ponta Preta….. Welcome Francisco !”
So there you have it. The Organizer Wildcards are allotted for, now there remains only 4 more positions from the PWA. Let’s see how they handle things on their side and it would be great o see a press release from PWA representative Rich Page on the PWA wildcard allotments….. stay tuned!