Bjorn Dunkerbeck: racing to victory at Matas Blancas | Photo: Schurgers/Red Bull

Bjorn Dunkerbeck and Zara Davis have conquered the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge 2016, held in Fuerteventura, Spain.

There are many risks involved when you crown world champions in a one-off event. Relevant competitors might not be able to attend the event; some athletes know the venue better than others, and single event championships are not as reliable as a five or ten-stage competition.

The Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge 2016 had an interesting number of male windsurfers (a total of 40) and a reduced number of women (only four sailors). Unfortunately, the vast majority of speed sailing experts did not participate in the event held in the Canary Islands.

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Patrik Pollak: celebrating victory in Kisezers Lake | Photo: Raceboard Class

Patrik Pollak has claimed the 2016 Raceboard Masters World Championships, in the sunny waters of Kisezers Lake, in Latvia.

The Raceboard windsurfing class is a genuinely competitive division. Despite the light winds in the first four days of competition, sailors were able to complete many races. Pollak was always one of the most dominant forces.

"Fifty-eight of the competing Masters from 12 countries had the chance to race in the place where windsurfing started in USSR more than 40 years ago. It wasn't easy. The shallow lake provided tough, shifty conditions and, regarding the fact that we are all Masters, the sports level was pretty high," explained Patrik Pollak.

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Morgan Noireaux: tackling the power of Jaws

You can call it a profile film. Morgan Noireaux announced the release of "Blackwaters," a journey to the heart of wave sailing.

In 20 minutes, the two-time Aloha Classic windsurfing champion takes us on a trip to the north shore of Maui and invites us to discover the wildest wave sailing spots, including Jaws, Hookipa, and Spreckelsville.

"Blackwaters" was shot during the Hawaiian winter, and it will be officially launched at American Windsurfing Tour's Pistol River event, and at PWA's contest in Pozo.

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