For all those European windsurfers craving more action, the solution has arrived in the form of The Windsurfing Journal.

The Windsurfing Journal is a new German language windsurfing magazine. It’s published every two months, and distributed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The very first issue hit the shelves in March and proved to be a huge success.

The second issue has just been completed and will be published this week. Inside you’ll be hit with a barrage radical windsurf action, including an 18-page travel feature on the club ventos beach search, featuring the likes of Kevin Prichard, Robby Swift and Kauli Seadi on a hunt to track down the best conditions in Brazil. Subscribers will also get a free DVD of the trip.

You’d be a fool to miss out, so get yourselves down to the store and pick up a copy before they’re all gone.

Source: PWA World Tour

Rutland Water, Part 2 of the UKWA Inland Series and an RYA selection event for those wishing to apply for the 2008/2009 Bic Techno National Junior Squad and also part of the selection process for the team who will represent Team GBR at the Techno World Championships in Sopot, Poland in August.

National Squad coach Oli Woodcock, together with Ian Roberts and Isy Hutchinson were in attendance on behalf of the RYA.

The Techno Fleet which is ever growing was represented by 53 Techno sailors on the main course comprising of both 6.8 and 7.8 fleets. We were treated to some very close, entertaining and at times surprising racing.  It is also good to see the new Bic One Design sail in attendance, mixing it with the Tushingham TK’s.

Saturday started with Matt Brown taking the lead in the first race, but Sam Sills, reigning 6.8 World Champion, was hot on his heels and took over the lead at the end of the last upwind leg, leading to the finish.  George Bowles was not far behind taking 3rd position, with Kieran Martin coming in 4th and 1st 6.8.  The first 7.8 girl in that race was Nicola Granger followed by Becky Plummer and Chloe Bennett.  The 6.8 girls were led by Imogen Sills.

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The 2008 Allegro Formula Windsurfing European Championships will be held from Tuesday July 29th to Sunday August 3rd 2008 in Leba, Poland. The Allegro Cup is a Formula Grand Prix and Grade 1 Formula Windsurfing World Ranking event.

As a Qualification Regatta, in the Mens Division, for the 2008 Formula Windsurfing World Championships, a total of 5 qualification places are allocated to European competitors in these European Championships.

The Championships will be organised by the Polish Windsurfing Association for and on behalf of, and under specified conditions laid down by the International Formula Windsurfing Class (IFWC), the International Windsurfing Association (IWA) and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

The event is organised in conjunction with, and sponsored by, QXL Poland (, the City of Leba, Afekt Promotion and Easy Windsurfing.

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Dimitri Maramenides, the founder and owner of Epic Kites, rode his kite a few hours before Hurricane Florence hit the East Coast of the United States.

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