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20Apr/12Off

3.4

 Some time ago I tested the 3.4 Firelight. Super compact and small. Actualy it was the first time I used a sail this small. Before 3.5 was my smallest. Well this one is Pozo aproved!

Patrik Diethelm Trailer wave 78 / Hot Sails Maui Firelight 3.4



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20Apr/12Off

3.4

 Some time ago I tested the 3.4 Firelight. Super compact and small. Actualy it was the first time I used a sail this small. Before 3.5 was my smallest. Well this one is Pozo aproved!

Patrik Diethelm Trailer wave 78 / Hot Sails Maui Firelight 3.4

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20Apr/12Off

Rider of the Week

Fiona Wylde I am fifteen years old and totally hooked on windsurfing. My parents began teaching me how to windsurf when I was four. I didn’t really like it all that much, but by the time I was seven I was starting to get a feeling for the sport. When I turned eleven I decided [...]

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20Apr/12Off

News Headlines – Fri 20th

PM Update - Black Knight at Pozo, Camille Juban, Dahab Action and Nick van Ingen...

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20Apr/12Off

Dan Macaulay in BOARDS Magazine Article

Dan Macaulay in BOARDS Magazine Article

Dan is a good friend of The OTC and founded his marketing consultancy Brandwave around the same time we opened our first centre in El Médano.

We have recently worked with him and his team on several projects, some of which can be seen now ... and some of which will become clear shortly!

In the meantime, take a look at this recent article on BOARDS Online (click on the image on the right to be redirected) to get to know a little more about what Dan gets up to!

News Posted - 20/04/12

 

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20Apr/12Off

Spartan U17 Day

Spartan held a demo/coaching day with UK and PWA star Max Rowe for budding freestylers and people completely new to the scene. It was a huge success and we can’t wait to see more like it…

“With summer getting closer and the water temperature rising it is the perfect time of year to get into windsurfing! With this in mind and knowing that there are lots of children complaining about having nothing to do on our little island of Mersea, Spartan wetsuits decided they would organise a taster day on the beach to encourage the youth.

Being 17 and having grown up and learnt to windsurf on Mersea I have usually sailed with people of my parents’ age. However over the last couple of years the numbers of younger people learning to windsurf has grown on the island. This event had a lot of people and with PWA freestyler Max Rowe on the scene there was plenty of encouragement, motivation and inspiration to go around. It was the perfect idea.

We set up the tent at 11.30ish with big Spartan banners and North and Fanatic flags which could easily be seen from the road and water. Max arrived at 12.00 and rigged up alongside me and a few of the other guys. Before we knew it parents and children of all ages were appearing, either wanting to try windsurfing or just watch. With the wind blowing nicely and a few people already on the water it was time for me to get out there, closely followed by Max. I was just managing to get going on my big slalom kit but there wasn’t quite enough for the freestyle kit. The wind gradually dropped until it was perfect for learning and the sun seemed to appear.  Lots of the beginners hit the water and were giving it their all, amazing us all with their enthusiasm and natural ability. With some coaching and encouragement from Mark and John from Spartan, all us other local windsurfers and Max, some of the guys who hadn’t even stepped on a board before were heading off out to sea causing their parents to panic on the beach!

With the sun still out and the afternoon growing old it was time for John to light the barbies! Sausages were cooked and were handed out to everyone on the beach, warming up their cold and tired bodies. While everyone was digging into the hot dogs Max headed out on to the water with a smaller sail on a big Fanatic beginner board and was showing off his light wind freestyle. He was closely followed by Rusty, an ex-professional windsurfer, who attempted to compete against Max with his old school moves, which still are very impressive today.

As the temperature started to drop and black skies came overhead the majority of people packed up and feeling very proud of themselves departed. However having seen forecasts for building wind a few of us held on. Before we knew it a big front of wind came through allowing me to be fully powered on my 8.0 North Warp and Max was able to plane and demonstrate his skill on his 4.7 North ID. We had a really good half hour, it was the perfect end to the perfect!

After getting changed and packing up we headed to The Coast Inn, a pub/restaurant down the road, for a well-earned drink (well in my case a coke) to finish an awesome day!!”

Jack Trollope (K 998)

Max Rowe K-20 Fanatic, North, ION, Club Vass, Globalshots, Black project Fins

“Having also grown up windsurfing on Mersea Island it was great to go back and see so many keen kids down there getting into it. I know when I learnt the most motivating part of it was having friends of a similar age to share it with. The idea of the day was to hopefully inspire some kids that are already blasting along to keep pushing themselves and to get them trying some freestyle as well. Along with helping out some complete beginners. Big thanks to Mark and John from Spartan for organising the day and hopefully we’ll be doing another one soon.”

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News Headlines – Fri 20th

AM Update - PWA Italy latest, Muzza on Maui, Kevin Pritchard in Texas, 80 Days in the Desert and more...

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20Apr/12Off

Jamie D wins Dahab

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20Apr/12Off

OTC UK POWERED BY PURAVIDA BOARDRIDERS HOST NATIONAL EVENT

The ever popular Official Test Centre is to host the next BSA event, read on to find out more…

On the 28th and 29th of April, the British Slalom Association (BSA) roll into Weymouth town and park up on the doorstep of the windsurfing centre in the grounds of the WPNSA – the Official Test Centre (OTC). The centre has gone through a fantastic rejuvenation over the winter with the collaboration of Puravida Boardriders, a retail outlet from South Wales, to bring the very latest 2012 kit from all the major brands to fingertips of the centre’s clients. To celebrate the joint venture, the weekend’s event doubles up as a the centre’s main open day, with £5.00 taster sessions available throughout the weekend and a FREE hog roast for all the BSA competitors on Saturday evening (£5.00 to all others). Fully fuelled, everyone at the event will then be welcomed to a massive party in the Academy’s hangar, with DJs mixing in between the sets of the live band – The Cheap Shots – a reputed local band covering popular anthems. Wind permitting there will be racing throughout the weekend, for the Master Blasters, Amateur and Pro Fleets, yet plenty of other activities will be organised should the wind not materialise. One thing is for sure, it is a weekend not to be missed!

For more information, email: info@otc-windsurf.com or call 0121 288 9965 / 07817 717904.

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20Apr/12Off

2012 Bic Techno 293 Class Trailer

A new trailer for the 2012 Bic Techno 293 Youth Racing series

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