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PWA Tenerife World Cup - Amazing displays on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 11:13 AM Tue 6 Aug 2013
Day three of the PWA Tenerife World Cup saw the much anticipated conclusion of the men’s and women’s single eliminations. With winds gusting to 40 knots and some of the best waves of the contest so far, the elite of the wave sailing world put on an amazing display, which eventually saw Philip Köster and Daida Ruano Moreno claim the opening victories of the week ...[more]


PWA Tenerife World Cup - Single elimination conclusion on the horizon By Chris Yates, , 10:57 AM Mon 5 Aug 2013
Day two of competition at the PWA Tenerife World Cup required patience from both the sailors and the judges as marginal conditions teased the competitors until quarter to four. Earlier in the day an attempt was made to complete the re-sail of women’s heat ten but light winds soon brought an end to the proceedings. ...[more]


PWA Tenerife World Cup - A moment of silence on opening day By Chris Yates, , 6:35 AM Sun 4 Aug 2013
The opening day of the PWA Tenerife World Cup saw the sailors registering for the competition between 10am and 11am. With good conditions from the beginning of the day - with winds of 25-30knots and waist to head high waves - the competition promptly began just after 1:30pm with the completion of the trial heats, after which a touching two minute silence was held in tribute of Andre Paskowski. ...[more]


PWA Fuerteventura World Cup - King and Queen of Sotavento crowned By Chris Yates, , 6:30 AM Sat 27 Jul 2013
At the PWA Fuerteventura World Cup, the locale once again showed why it is one of the world’s most renowned locations as it produced six out of seven days of wind. Over the duration of the week winds between 20-30 knots greeted the competitors allowing two double eliminations to be completed, as some of the most radical moves in the world were thrown left, right and centre. ...[more]


PWA Fuerteventura World Cup - Five and a half hours of non-stop action By Chris Yates, , 7:33 AM Fri 26 Jul 2013
The penultimate day of the PWA Fuerteventura World Cup saw the trade winds continue to blow, allowing both the men’s and women’s double eliminations to be completed in 25-30 knots of breeze, again. After a spectacular five and a half hours of non-stop freestyle it was Sarah-Quita Offringa and Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo who came out on top. ...[more]


PWA Fuerteventura World Cup - Epic action as domination continues By Chris Yates, , 5:33 AM Thu 25 Jul 2013
On the fifth day of the PWA Fuerteventura World Cup, the wind arrived from the word go, allowing both the men’s and women’s second single eliminations of the week to begin at 10:30am. With winds between 25-30 knots the day was filled with freestyle of the highest quality of the contortionists of the windsurfing world showed exactly what they are capable of. ...[more]


PWA Fuerteventura World Cup - Success for Offringa and Estredo By Chris Yates, , 6:23 AM Wed 24 Jul 2013
On day four of the PWA Fuerteventura World Cup, from the outset, the conditions looked much more promising and this is exactly how the day played out as the men’s double elimination was resumed at 11:30am. By quarter to three both the men’s and women’s double eliminations had been completed as Jose Estredo and Sarah-Quita Offringa successfully managed to defend their single elimination crowns. ...[more]


PWA Fuerteventura World Cup - Men's double elimination begins on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 7:39 AM Tue 23 Jul 2013
Day three of the PWA Fuerteventura World Cup appeared as though it may be a frustrating affair as gusty winds plagued the event for much of the day, however at 4pm the wind filled in allowing the men’s double elimination to begin. After almost three hours of competing, the opening two and a half rounds were completed. ...[more]


PWA Fuerteventura World Cup - First blood drawn on day 2 + Video By Chris Yates, , 11:23 AM Mon 22 Jul 2013
On the second day of the PWA Fuerteventura World Cup, the opening day of competition, the goods were delivered as both the men’s and women’s single eliminations were completed in 20-30 knots of wind. Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic / North) proved that the injury he sustained to his knee a couple of days ago isn’t affecting his sailing. ...[more]


PWA Pozo World Cup - Promising, but not enough on day 5 By Vienne Masters, , 2:28 AM Mon 15 Jul 2013
The penultimate day of the PWA Pozo World Cup (Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival) saw the most promising conditions thus far, but unfortunately they were never consistent enough to allow for the competition to begin. ...[more]


PWA Pozo World Cup - Next generation takes centre stage on day 4 By Chris Yates, , 6:40 AM Sat 13 Jul 2013
On day four of the PWA Pozo World Cup (Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival) we finally saw some action on the water as the juniors took centre stage on the biggest windsurfing platform in the world. However, a promising start to the day soon deteriorated meaning that the final of the junior contest is yet to be completed, whilst both the men and women’s fleets are yet to begin. ...[more]


PWA Pozo World Cup - Hustle and bustle, but no action By Chris Yates, , 8:13 AM Wed 10 Jul 2013
The opening day of the 25th PWA Pozo World Cup saw sailors registering for the upcoming six days of competition between 10:30am and 11:30am. With a bustling atmosphere, the crowd and sailors gathered for the opening ceremony before the skippers’ meeting was held at 1pm. ...[more]


PWA Pozo World Cup - Wave sailing elite return to Gran Canaria By Chris Yates, , 7:07 AM Tue 9 Jul 2013
The 2013 PWA Pozo World Cup is set to take place from the 9th-14th July with the elite of the wave sailing world making their return to the shores of Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria, to launch the opening wave event of the 2013 PWA World Tour, as well as marking the 25th anniversary of fantastic PWA Pozo World Cup events, so you could argue that this year’s titles are even more special than usual. ...[more]


PWA Catalunya World Cup - Maynard and Menegatti dominate on day 4 By Chris Yates, 7:18 AM Sat 15 Jun 2013
Day four of the PWA Catalunya World Cup saw the wind arrive much earlier than the opening three days of the competition, which allowed for the conclusion of two more eliminations. The competitors endured a grueling day - spanning seven hours - after they began competing shortly after eleven o’clock. ...[more]


PWA Catalunya World Cup - Mixed bag on day 3 in Costa Brava By Chris Yates, 6:10 AM Fri 14 Jun 2013
On day three of the PWA Catalunya World Cup, winds ranged from 7-20 knots as two wind directions hit the Golf-de-Roses over the course of a few hours. Costa Brava was transformed from a starboard tack slalom paradise into a port tack slalom heaven in the same afternoon. The sea breeze, which is synonymous with Costa Brava enabled a further six heats to be completed. ...[more]


PWA Catalunya World Cup - First blood and drama on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 6:17 AM Thu 13 Jun 2013
On day two of the PWA Catalunya World Cup, the local thermal effect kicked in once again as the remainder of the opening elimination was completed, under glorious sunny skies and winds ranging from 7-14 knots. Reigning world champion - Antoine Albeau - sailed a flawless elimination and was duly rewarded with the first bullet of the week, firmly stamping his name at the top of the event rankings. ...[more]


PWA Catalunya World Cup - Tense opening day in Costa Brava By Chris Yates, , 6:54 AM Wed 12 Jun 2013
The opening day of the PWA Catalunya World Cup saw the competitors registering for the upcoming competition between 10am and 11am. With a less than promising wind forecast, combined with a very quiet start to the day, not everybody was expecting to be competing come the afternoon. ...[more]


PWA Catalunya World Cup - Prepare for more warp speed slalom By Chris Yates, , 5:21 AM Tue 11 Jun 2013
The 2013 PWA Catalunya World Cup is set to take place from the 11th to the 16th June. The elite of the slalom world will return to action as they head to the beautiful white sand beaches of Costa Brava to battle in out in the second PWA Slalom event of the year. Alberto Menegatti currently leads the way after a magnificent performance in Korea. ...[more]


Ever wonder how the slalom elite rate their chances in Costa Brava? By Chris Yates, , 1:40 PM Mon 10 Jun 2013
With the start of the 2013 PWA Catalunya World Cup only days away, we managed to catch up with several of the world’s top sailors to find out what they thought about their performance in the opening event of the year - Ulsan, South Korea - as well as finding out what their expectations are for the thrilling five days ahead, which are sure to be as tense as ever. ...[more]


PWA Podersdorf Surf World Cup - Soltysiak 13th in season opener By Sail-World Canada, 6:02 AM Wed 15 May 2013
The 2013 PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf took place 26-30 April in Austria and now Canadian sailor Philip Soltysiak brings us up to date on his performance in the Professional Windsurfers Association’s season opener. ...[more]


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