|wWednesday, June 30, 2004|
VERY NICE JUNI 2004 IN KIEL/GERMANY
The conditions in the last few weeks have been perfect. It was windy nearly every week; at least 3 times a week. This is great for Germany!!!
We have had perfect days in Weissenhaus with 2-3m waves ( Baltic sea!! Its true!!), Heiligenhafen and Heidkate!!
If somebody wants to come to Kiel for windsurfing or for university stuff please feel free to contact me. I will give you some information!
Im really glad that Rip Curl will support me this season! Now Im able to take part at the Gran Canaria Worldcup, Sylt Worldcup and the Worldcup in Ireland!
Hope to see you there! Enjoy summer!!!
windsurfing pic: Manuel Herbst
posted by Steffi Wahl at 6/30/2004 05:50:00 PM | (0) comments
|wFriday, June 25, 2004|
Gran Canary Girls Camp
Gran Canary seems like a windsurfing girls camp at the moment. Windgirls are taking over in Pozo! More about the Swedish girls Maria, Marie and Frida, Natasha from South Africa, Vroni and Elina (the Pozo locals) and many more very soon!
posted by Claudia at 6/25/2004 12:13:00 PM | (0) comments
|wMonday, June 21, 2004|
By Uli Hoelzl
Chile is changing and amzing landscape reminded me about so many countries of that world. Starting in Europe - like Austria, Switzerland, Spain - with its mountains, Canada with the big forests, up to Australias lonelyness and perfect waves and beaches...
But it is not that...
Chile is just Chile, dont use human weakness trying to compare and judge things... leave it as it is!!
And for sure - "los chilenos" are the most helpful and friendly people with an unreal hospitality. Gracias a la familla Gonzales!
posted by editors at 6/21/2004 11:40:00 PM | (0) comments
|wSunday, June 13, 2004|
Swedish Women on 2004 RAN Spring Camp!
by Annette Strom
For the 15th year in a row Ran Windsurfing held their annual Spring Camp.
Thirty-two women gathered on 20-23rd of May. This year we went to the south of Sweden to an island called Oland.
The weather was a bit cold and the winds very unpredictable, coming and going with the rain.
Trying to keep warm!
Bad weather brought the wind to us...
... bad weather took the wind away from us.
posted by Emma Johansson at 6/13/2004 09:03:00 PM | (0) comments
|wWednesday, June 09, 2004|
40 Norwegan Girls at the 2004 Diva Windsurf Spring Camp!
by Lill Bente Hollstedt NOR-84
In a country far north with a population of only 4.5 millions the focus on windsurfing is again increasing rapidly and May 22nd to 23rd it was the girls turn to challenge themselves and the sea. Around 40 girls in the age from 15 to 55 year of age signed up for the Diva Windsurf Norway Spring Camp 2004, this year located in a small town 1 hour south of the countries capital Oslo. The girls where everything from beginners to experienced racers.
And here is a taste on how the weekend went!
Theory and instruction on land, the girls was attended by several instructors from the main sponsor SeaSport (the Norwegian importer of Starboard). The instructor shows the girls how it is done. It is easy!
Despite of offshore winds and strong currents the girls are ready to step on the boards for the first time. The instructors follow the girls in boats, making sure they are safe and when the girls float of into the horizon they are rescued. Some girls thought the strong currents would take them all the way to Denmark, before they where rescued. But luckily the instructors where awake and the bright orange sails on the START boards where easy to spot.
After a whole day of sailing the girls are ready to talk about the days experiences and have a party. The sponsors gave the girls a BBQ with enough and food and drinks to refuel them with energy to last trough the night! And after dinner the next highlight was the STARBOARD COCKTAIL PARTY in the hotel disco! During the party pictures and video from the day was shown on a big screen TV. Like expected the boys where really jealous at the girls and their new Diva t-shirts and took radical measures to be part of "the club". Yes, we know Norwegian boys are handsome!
Sunday morning the girls woke up to blue skies and not so much wind. Then it felt just fine to use a couple of hours on land to get instructions before they went out on the water again. The instructor showed how to tack and jibe! And there were instructors for all levels and the racing girls were also challenged to the max!
During the day the wind increased and there was lots of sailing. And after lunch there was time for the DIVA FUN RACE, a race for all levels held on the START boards. The girls where put into heats of six sailors. After the preliminary heats there was a final for the top four girls. The girls used every measure to get around the course and they where even running with the equipment in the shallow water.
After the race there was a prize giving with lots of great gifts. The winner of the Diva Fun Race got the first pick. Then the rest was raffled to all the girls in the camp!
There are many that deserve a BIG THANK YOU for the Diva Windsurf Norway Spring Camp 2004. Lill Bente Hollstedt, www.2windy.com, took the imitative to the first Diva Camp in Norway last year with 28 girls participating and since then the network under the web-page includes more than 60 names, just from the south of the country. This year she got assistance from two more girls. Benedicte Lind and Anniken Juel-Lind, and they managed to almost double the numbers of girls! The girls had great support form sponsors and friends that devoted their whole weekend to make everything perfect for the girls. What we see in the Diva Windsurf Norway is clear evidence that girl’s loves windsurfing and more and more will join the sport! It is time for everyone to take the girls serious! The rumors for next years camp has already started.
Keep it simple, sail and smile!
posted by editors at 6/09/2004 05:57:00 PM | (2) comments
|wTuesday, June 08, 2004|
Andrea Hausberg loopin' !!
Andrea Hausberg from Germany goes high...
posted by editors at 6/08/2004 10:39:00 PM | (0) comments