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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Epic super final battle brewing By Matthew Pryor, 1:16 PM Thu 20 Sep 2012
In the super final of the 2012 PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup, it will be David against Goliath, the young king against the new star, the German heavyweight against the French flyweight. Thomas Traversa, who upset the formbook on Wednesday morning, could be forgiven for being intimidated when he meets the German giant of windsurfing, Philip ‘the kid’ Köster. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Major upset on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 12:45 PM Thu 20 Sep 2012
Day three of the PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup proved to be one of, if not the most dramatic day of the 2012 PWA World Tour. The sailors and the committee arrived at the beach for 7am in anticipation of the forecast wind, and unlike yesterday, the wind Gods delivered. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - An ambush and a victory on day 3 By Matthew Pryor, 5:22 AM Thu 20 Sep 2012
Philip ‘the kid’ Köster confirmed himself as the 2012 PWA Wave World Cup champion by taking the win in the semi-final of the PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup as the sun set on Wednesday evening. He set up a revenge final with Thomas Traversa, the French rider, who had ambushed earlier in the day in the single elimination, knocking him out in the semi-final. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup Day 2 - Rainbow and a twister but no racing By Chris Yates, 5:05 AM Wed 19 Sep 2012
At the 2012 PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup, expectations were high for the second morning, with the sailors and the committee arriving at the beach by 07:30am, ready for the action to commence from 08:20am onwards. An early squall put a spanner in the works as the wind dropped below competition standards. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Stars shine on day 1 By Matthew Pryor, 12:38 PM Tue 18 Sep 2012
At the 2012 PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup, Victor Fernandez Lopez was the brightest light on the first day of competition in Klitmøller on Monday, as it seemed the organisers would make the riders compete under the moonlight. In shifty conditions, veering between westerlies and south westerlies of 16-18 knots, the lack of wind was a great leveller. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Impressive battle on day 1 By Chris Yates, 8:06 AM Tue 18 Sep 2012
The opening day of the 2012 Kia PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup witnessed the sailors registering for the week ahead between 10am and 11am. The official skippers meeting was held at 12:30pm and head judge Duncan Coombs wasted little time in starting to contest, as the competition started promptly at 1:20pm. With a varying wind strength, the decision was made that one jump and two waves would count. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup event preview + Video By Chris Yates, 4:58 AM Sat 15 Sep 2012
The third edition of the now legendary PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup is just around the corner, as the elite of the wave sailing world prepare to descend once again onto the shores of Klitmøller, Denmark, from the 17th until the 23rd September. Seven days of wave sailing heaven as the world’s most radical sailors prepare to deliver another show stopping display in the penultimate event of the year ...[more]


PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup event summary By Chris Yates, , 7:26 AM Tue 4 Sep 2012
There was thrilling action at the 2012 PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup in Alacati. Valerie Arrighetti stole the limelight come the end of the week as the French woman was crowned the 2012 PWA Women’s Slalom World Champion, after a magnificent season. In the meantime, Alacati continued to enhance it’s global reputation as a windsurfing Mecca by providing five days of wind out of a possible six. ...[more]


PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup - Thrilling victories in Alacati By Chris Yates, 5:05 AM Sun 2 Sep 2012
On the last day of the PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup, multiple world champion Antoine Albeau claimed his first event victory of the year, following a simply outstanding performance, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa made a storming return to the women’s slalom by coming out on top of the crop, as well as winning the final elimination of the week. ...[more]


PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup - Day 5 domination in Alacati By Chris Yates, 6:32 AM Sat 1 Sep 2012
On the fifth and penultimate day of the PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup, a further two eliminations were completed as the Meltemi winds continue to be as reliable as clockwork. Today saw Antoine Albeau and Sarah-Quita Offringa dominate the men and women’s divisions as they claimed two victories out of two, and with it they both cemented their places at the top of the current event rankings. ...[more]


PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup - Day 4 a sight to behold By Chris Yates, 6:24 AM Fri 31 Aug 2012
On day four of the PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup it was another enthralling day of action on the water as Alacati delivered the perfect slalom conditions for the third day in a row. With the sun shining and the wind blowing, between 15-25 knots, hundreds of spectators were treated to a sight to behold as the elite of the slalom world delivered another outstanding display. ...[more]


PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup - Non-stop drama on day 3 By Chris Yates, 4:30 AM Thu 30 Aug 2012
On day three of the PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup a further two eliminations were completed, once the wind settled in, after a somewhat frustrating morning. However, the wind soon swung more cross-shore which resulted in an afternoon of spectacular slalom, with high, lows and non-stop drama. ...[more]


PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup - Intense action on day 2 By Chris Yates, 4:55 AM Wed 29 Aug 2012
Following a relaxed opening to the 2012 PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup yesterday, today was at the opposite end of the spectrum as the event exploded into life. The wind arrived right from the off, which allowed two men's and women’s eliminations to be completed in incredible slalom conditions over a grueling seven and a half hours on the water. ...[more]


PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup - The heat is on in Alacati By Chris Yates, 6:03 AM Tue 28 Aug 2012
The opening day of the PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup had a quiet start to proceedings as the sailors registered for the upcoming week of competition between 10:30am and 12pm. With just a light breeze gracing the shores of Alacati, the skippers’ meeting was delayed until 2:30pm, however despite the postponement, the wind remained absent on day one of the competition. ...[more]


PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup preview By Chris Yates, 5:16 AM Sat 25 Aug 2012
The 2012 PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup is set to take place from the 27th August to the 1st September. The world’s fastest sailors will grace the idyllic shores of Alacati with their presence when the men hit the race course just one month after their last event in Fuerteventura, whilst the women will be recommencing battle with one another for the first time since Korea. ...[more]


PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam event summary By Chris Yates, , 10:11 AM Thu 2 Aug 2012
The PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam proved to be a roaring success once more, as Sotavento provided a fitting end to an epic Canaries tour. Throughout the ten days, thousands of spectators were treated to high-octane slalom racing and explosive freestyle. ...[more]


PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Sky high action on day 7 By Chris Yates, , 6:08 AM Sat 28 Jul 2012
Day two of the freestyle contest at the PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura World Cup saw the wind arrive much earlier than yesterday, which enabled the men and women’s single eliminations to be completed. The competition resumed shortly after 2pm and the level was sky high as the world’s best freestylers pushed each other to the limits, new moves were tried, some were landed and some failed. ...[more]


PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Slalom victory for Finian Maynard By Chris Yates, , 4:54 AM Thu 26 Jul 2012
The final day of the slalom for the Fuerteventura Grand Slam appeared as though we would see another day of classic conditions. However after an 11 O’clock start, which allowed three heats to be completed, the wind unexpectedly disappeared. On several occasions the wind did threaten to return but it was never for a prolonged period. Shortly before 4pm the sailors were released for the final time ...[more]


PWA Fuerteventura World Cup - Windless day 2 By Chris Yates, , 5:02 AM Mon 23 Jul 2012
The forecast for the second day of the PWA Fuerteventura World Cup never materialized as the scorching weather continued in Fuerteventura. There was still plenty on offer around the event site though, with live entertainment, interviews and even a stand up paddleboard (SUP) race taking place. ...[more]


PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura World Cup - Ready for action By Chris Yates, , 4:39 AM Sat 21 Jul 2012
Racing in the PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura World Cup 2012 is set to get underway tomorrow but today, the slalom sailors registered for the 27th consecutive edition between 1pm and 3pm. The world’s fastest sailors are now fully prepared to commence battle in what is sure to be an enthralling day of action. ...[more]


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