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wTuesday, July 22, 2008

Tricktionary II

The Tricktionary is a comprehensive windsurfing training book of 292 pages devided into 9 chapters, which show beginners how to start, intermediates how to improve and experts what to train.

After the successful "Tricktionary - The ultimate windsurfing bible", which was published in May 2006, it was now time to upgrade the book. The publishers organized two photo shoots, one month in Dahab / Egypt and another month in Maui / Hawaii, to produce even more and better images than for the first Tricktionary.

The new version unites the whole first Tricktionary - remodeled and upgraded - and a lot of new features, such as a huge, complete wave chapter, a lot more intermediate tips, a special fitness part for windsurfers and of course all the new freestyle moves.
With every level taken in consideration the Tricktionary tells beginners about the equipment and guide them through a complete beginner course with all the additional info you'd otherwise have to learn the hard way by yourself. While intermediates can improve their jibes, tacks and 360s - freestyle-enthusiasts will be finally able to follow and learn even the most difficult moves. Windsurfers who want to sail in waves, will find everything they need to know. No matter if you are starting to get into it or if you are already a wave-guru - there is always something to learn!

On high quality photo sequences you can retrace every single movement. Explaining text as well as pre-exercises, problems, proper solutions and Hot tips hasten your learning process!
Video trailer:

A complete Basic Windsurf Course (written by Simon Hurrey, and performed by Marco Wedele, both experienced windsurfing instructors),
A lot of equipment knowledge (including timm-guide and board tuning)
A special for "how to get fast" (Slalom, GPS)
Brand new windsurfers fitness and health pages (with Dr. Aly Sabri)
A big new Wave chapter (written by John Skye)
Details and orders:

posted by editors at 7/22/2008 07:57:00 PM | (0) comments

wSunday, July 20, 2008

Angela Peral - Girls Kitecamp Fuerte

posted by editors at 7/20/2008 09:57:00 PM | (0) comments

wSunday, July 06, 2008

Green Games?

Yummy Green stuff... here are snid-bits from the news about it... and definitely watch the video!

Chinas latest Olympics nightmare is a vast algae bloom that covers one third of the sea where the worlds best sailors are supposed to be competing in just over a month. China scrambled Thursday to clear tonnes of algae that is covering a third of the Olympic sailing course and causing huge embarrassment for authorities trying to promote a "Green Games".
An estimated 20,000 people and 1,200 vessels have been mobilized to tackle the huge algae bloom threatening the upcoming Olympic sailing event in east Chinas Qingdao. Up till now more than 100,000 tons of algae has been weeded out. Statistics showed that as of Saturday the algae had affected a total sea area of 13,000 square kilometers, four hundred out of which was covered by the foreign stuff.

To make it worse, more than 32 percent, or 15.86 square kilometers of the guarded sea area for Olympic sailing competition, was also covered up.

Water quality has been a concern for the sailing events, given that many coastal Chinese cities dump untreated sewage into the sea. At the same time, rivers and tributaries emptying into coastal waters are often contaminated with high levels of nitrates from agricultural and industrial runoff. These nitrates contribute to the red tides of algae that often bloom along sections of Chinas coastline. But officials in Qingdao said pollution and poor water quality did not have a "substantial link" to the current outbreak, according to Xinhua. Instead, scientists blamed the bloom on increased rainfall and warmer waters in the Yellow Sea. Algae are now blooming over more than 12,900 square kilometers, or 5,000 square miles, of the sea, according to Xinhua.
ABC news report:

Well.... all I can say is Im glad Im not there at the moment, but Im sure theyll have it sorted by the time the Olympics come around! Yuck!
Nikola Girke

posted by editors at 7/06/2008 06:07:00 PM | (0) comments


The Future of F2

After the F2 International GmbH had been adjucated insolvent back in april, the creditors union has accepted the offered quote now. This makes F2 fully operational again now! The new operating manager is Gerald Pascher. The processing of orders will be transferred to the MAG AG, the new owner of F2 International GmbH. The developement of the Windsurf range 2009 has been finished and will be introduced soon. Multiple windsurfing champion Karin Jaggi will be responsible for marketing.

posted by editors at 7/06/2008 06:07:00 PM | (0) comments

wTuesday, July 01, 2008

Offringa dominates in Lanzarote

After five days of high wind and no holes barred competition; the sun sets on one of the most memorable freestyle events to date. In its wake, Sarah-Quita Offringa and Jose Estredo emerged as the dominant forces, taking home the event win.
Situated on the east coast of Central Lanzarote, the popular tourist resort of Costa Teguise played host to the first outing of the year for womens freestyle fleet. The area is famed for its superbly consistent trade winds that blow throughout the summer months, and this event was no exception.
day 1, single elimination
Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard, Gaastra) emerged as the person to beat, and challenging her in the final was Daida Moreno (North Sails). Moreno fought hard, but when push came to shove, failed to match Offringas technical, and tactically brilliant routine, leaving Offringa to take victory.
day 2, double
Treboux had her work cut out to match Nagoshis slick clue first punetas, and had to delve deep into her bag of tricks to eventually defeat her rival with some super technical switch moves in the testing conditions. Advancing into the final, Treboux stood to challenge Offringas dominance. Offringa fired in with a hefty dose of super technical moves, including flakas, puneta diablos and esliders to name but a few. Treboux replied, but got caught on the downwind side of the sailing area and struggled to find the pace to match Offringa. The final decision was conclusive; Offringa had won hands down, securing a crucial first place victory in the first double elimination. Treboux took second, Daida Moreno third, and Iballa Moreno fourth.
Offringa (1.), Treboux (2.) and D. Moreno (3.) rip, photos: PWA/John Carter

day 3, Womens Single Elimination 2
The Morenos battled in their heats, but failed to match Offringa and Trebouxs more technical switch moves, setting up a rerun of the double elimination final between Treboux and Offringa. consistency of Treboux dwindled under the pressure of the final, while Offringa raised her game to a whole new level. In a run that included; a shaka, air flaka, eslider, funnel and a grubby diablo to name but a few, Offringa convincingly took down her opponent. Treboux took second.
day4, double
The final showdown pitched Offringa against Treboux in a rematch of the previous days heat. Treboux skied an awesome shaka to pile the pressure on Offringa. In response, Offringa dealt out a crippling blow which included a kono, a flaka, and a grubby diablo. On the final horn, Offringa had edged the victory, further reinforcing her event lead.
day 5, single 3
A womens final of Offringa versus Daida Moreno (North Sails) served up intense action from the word go. Turning up the heat, Moreno planed out of a perfect eslider and then nailed a flaka diablo to pile the pressure on Offringa. Unphased by Morenos attack, Offringa summoned a brutish assault consisting of a puneta 540, double flaka, shaka and even an attempted air chacho. Moreno dug deep, but failed to reply to Offringas sizable repertoire, and had to settle for second place. text: PWA / Andrew Buchanan, photos: PWA/ John Carter
1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard, NeilPryde)
2nd Laure Treboux (Fanatic, North Sails)
3rd Daida Moreno (North Sails)

1st Jose Estredo
2nd Kiri Thode
3rd Ricardo Campello

posted by editors at 7/01/2008 11:42:00 PM | (0) comments

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