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9May/14Off

BWA Wales and Ireland – Proffitt’s Preview

The BWA (British Wavesailing Association) tour kicks off today in Rhosneigr, North Wales. After a weekend in Wales competitors will journey to the legendary Brandon Bay on the west coast of Ireland, for another week of contests. Boardseeker caught up with former UK champion and Rhossy local Ben Proffitt before the contest. Follow all the […]

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6Jun/13Off

#326 ON SALE NOW

#326 ON SALE NOW

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ICE AGE – PATAGONIAN ADVENTURES


The June 2013 Issue of the world’s only monthly English-language magazine is out now! Get ready for summer with inspirational features to get your season rocking – grab your copy by App now or the Print version in the shops soon!


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WHAT’S INSIDE?

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ICE AGE
JC and the ‘Heading South’ movie crew adventure continues as the team score stunning sailing action in front of giant Patagonian glaciers!

 

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MARSHALL LAW
Eric Berentsen tells tales of blood, gore and barreling tradewind-fanned waves on a trip with Kevin Pritchard, Keith Teboul, Brawzinho and Bernd Roediger to Micronesia’s Marshall Islands.

 

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CORNISH GROWLERS
The Cornish call a pasty a Growler, but JC and Ross Williams devoured an altogether different flavour of meaty West Country morsel.

 

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TESTED
Our new-look testing program took the latest 140-150L freeride boards and 6.5 no-cam freeride sails into some challenging real world UK conditions.

THE BOARDS LINE-UP
Starboard Carve 141 (Wood), Naish GT Sport 140, RRD Firemove 130 (LTD), Goya One 144 (PRO), Tabou Rocket 145 (LTD) & Fanatic Shark 150 (LTD)

THE SAILS LINE-UP
Naish Rally 6.4, Severne Gator 6.5, Tushingham Concept 6.5, North Natural 6.6, Gaastra Matrix 6.5, Goya Nexus 6.4 & RRD Evolution 6.4

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PWA SEASON KICK-OFF
John Carter was on location for the opening freestyle and slalom events of the year in Austria and Korea.

 

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BWA WALES AND IRELAND
The inside line from the opening two events of the British Wavesailing Association Tour

 

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TECHNIQUE
Harty assess what it takes to become an effective self coach and Cribby explains that fin choice needn’t be rocket science


SPAIN AND CANARIES TRAVEL GUIDE
Top tips and inside info on the best places to visit for your summer holiday fix.


PLUS

Thought-provoking columns with pre-season thoughts from Jamie Hancock, Robby Swift on the DLG movie project, Harty paying tribute to Mikey Clancy and the Editor ranting on about how much he wants surf slalom to make a comeback! Chuck in all the latest products, a summer accessories guide and all the most-important news, unless it’s windy all month (and we hope it is!) you should be kept busy enough until next time!

PRINT & DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS available HERE or via subs@arcwind.co.uk

 

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11May/12Off

Top News This Week

Last Bank Holiday weekend saw turmoil unfold in the windsurfing world, without a doubt the top news story this week has been the removal of windsurfing as an Olympic class. We are sure the discussion will continue for a long time yet, as we battle to reinstate to sport for the 2016 games. Boards has covered the events so far within these items, but there is more to come:

The Battle to Reinstate Olympic Windsurfing

How the Olympic decision affects Team 15

Reaction from Women’s Olympic Coach Dom Tidey

Keeping the Olympic Dream Alive

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RS:X racing. Image credit Jean Baptiste Messiaen.

Despite this shocking news, we have also seen a large amount of positive and exciting news from many younger windsurfers.

Alex Halank provided some great Weekend Inspiration with his video ‘Windsurfing’s Dynamite’ and today from George Shillito and the Polkerris Pirates. 

On the competition front Kev Greenslade and James Dinsmore reported from the first windy BSA event of the season, in Weymouth and as this news round up goes live, we will be up in Rhosneigr reporting live from the BWA event. Make sure to stay on Boards for regular updates and check out the event preview.

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10May/12Off

BWA Kicks off this Weekend

Rhosneigr and Brandon Bay, both locations have provided epic conditions in the past and it looks like this year could be no exception. Plus, Boards will be there providing you with up to the minute news, info and gossip from the beach. 

Proffitt BWA 2011

Proffitt BWA 2011

With pre-registration open for both events, which run back to back, entry if filling up quickly. Make the most of the discounted online pre-entry:

Register for BWA Wales DISCOUNTED ENTRY

Register for BWA Ireland DISCOUNTED ENTRY

Sarah Bibby and Katie McAnena

Sarah Bibby and Katie McAnena on the podium in 2011

The BWA have teamed up with the SWA in Rhosneigr, to provide a fantastic weekend competition for all the students and remember ladies get half price entry too, so no excuses!

With the forecast really hotting up, bringing south westerlies for Rhosneigr and a building well for Brandon Bay, the reunited judging ‘dream team’ headed up by Duncan Coombes, are set for a busy week.

Fantastic on water action, combined with great off water entertainment including Ski and Snowboard BBQ, Curry Olympics and of course the traditional Spillanes ‘Big Wednesday’ is sure to lead to a great set of competitions for all.

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BWA Wales and Ireland, Boards will be reporting live from both event sites

Find out more about both events on Boards at ‘BWA set for Wales and Ireland’ and check out our interview with Rider of the Month, and previous title winner, Ben Proffitt, who gives the low down on how the competition is looking in the pro fleet and what conditions we could expect to see. 

As previously mentioned Boards will be reporting Live from both event sites, but more on that tomorrow! 

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4May/12Off

Top News this Week

Incase you have missed any of the news this week, here’s a recap of the best bits:

On Monday Andre Paskowski joined us for a LIVE CHAT, while Sam Ross sung us his mantra ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ and Boards own freestyle coaches, Phil and Danielle from GetWindsurfing, shared their upcoming plans.

Tuesday saw the Boards print editor, Amy Carter, taking the reins on the website too.

In competition news, the weekend wind provided results for both the BSA in Weymouth and the Irish Speedsailing Championships, and we received a great report from the last SWA event of the season. The BWA are set for Wales and Ireland, which starts a week today.

The top news story of the week has to be from W4CR, with SunriseSunset this Saturday, windsurfers across the country will get together, for what is a worthy cause and an event to make all windsurfers proud.

And W4CR ambassador, Bryony Shaw, is live on Sky Sports Radio today (don’t worry she will upload the mp3 for those who miss it) a great opportunity for our sport to get some mainstream media coverage in the lead up to what should be a very successful year for the Olympian.

And don’t forget we have Dan Ellis reporting every day, from the PWA in Korea look out for this first update tonight!

George Shillito at SunriseSunset 2011

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