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September 5, 2000 Barbara reports from Sydney
August 3, 2000 Aaron's latest news from Sydney
May 31, 2000 Barbara and Aaron make a clean sweep of the European Champs at Cadiz
April 28, 2000 Barbara Kendall's latest news
April 28, 2000 Support aaron and get a cool shirt
April 12, 2000 Aaron's Itinerary Online
March 28, 2000 Mistral Owners Assn news added
March 28, 2000 Mankau Windsurfing Assn latest newsletter
March 27, 2000 2000 Auckland Windsurfing Winter Series
March 23, 2000 Auckland Windsurfing Marathon
March 22, 2000 Aaron and Barbara to represent NZ at Olympics
March 7, 2000 More from Barbara Kendall
March 6, 2000 Aaron McIntosh reports from Argentina
January 19, 2000 BARBARA KENDALL ADDS NZOC's LONDSALE CUP TO HER SPORTING CV
January 19, 2000 Sail Melbourne Mistral Results
January 7, 2000 first to sail the millennium
December 8, 1999 Barbara Kendall's history added
December 5, 1999 Wellington Windsurfing Assn December 99 newsletter
November 23, 1999 Wellington Windsurfing Assn October News online
November 23, 1999 Barbara Kendall takes Mistral Worlds - again
November 16, 1999 Manukau Windsurfing Assn newsletters added
November 15, 1999 Kiwis at the World Mistrals in Noumea
November 14, 1999 Bushwise Women - Summer Activities
September 27, 1999 Sydney Pre-Olympics - Barbara's report and results
September 23, 1999 SAILBOARDING SAFARIS - Instructional Clinics - Intermediate to Advanced level - course dates
September 21, 1999 Wellington Windsurfing Expo 25/26 Sept
September 13, 1999 Australian Mistral Nationals - Barbara's report on the final result
August 26, 1999 Canterbury Windsurfing Assn page added
August 25, 1999 Barbara's latest from Sydney
July 28, 1999 Bruce Kendall takes US Nationals IMCO event
July 20, 1999 North American Champs - Clean sweep to Australasia
July 19, 1999 Kiwi progress at the 18th North American Champs, San Francisco
July 14, 1999 Barbara Kendall's Travel update
July 14, 1999 Gran Canaria PWA 1999 Grand Slam days 3 & 4 - Scott Fenton 8th

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September 5, 2000
Barbara reports from Sydney
Barbara still has time to report while preparing for the the Games -
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August 3, 2000
Aaron's latest news from Sydney
News and pictures ...
Aaron's website - [ back to INDEX ]
May 31, 2000
Barbara and Aaron make a clean sweep of the European Champs at Cadiz
Barbara is riding a high after winning this event, and Aaron shows what he's made of with a great comeback after a dodgy start ...
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April 28, 2000
Barbara Kendall's latest news
Revised schedule and report from Barbara
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April 28, 2000
Support aaron and get a cool shirt
Get a collectors item, a cool shirt and support Aaron's Olympic preparation - check out his supporters shirt here
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April 12, 2000
Aaron's Itinerary Online
With the trials under his belt Aaron's now planning for the big one ...
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March 28, 2000
Mistral Owners Assn news added
The Mistral Owners Assn newsletter for Feb 2000 has been uploaded, events past and future ...
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March 28, 2000
Mankau Windsurfing Assn latest newsletter
Event reports and coming events ... March 2000 news
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March 27, 2000
2000 Auckland Windsurfing Winter Series
The fun continues throughout the rest of the year – come and join in the Auckland Windsurfing Winter Series, with events at regular hosts Manukau and Pt Chev, and an exciting new venue – Gulf Harbour!


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March 23, 2000
Auckland Windsurfing Marathon
AUCKLAND… WINDSURFING MARATHON
Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand...
15th April 2000, All classes are welcome, Race Distance approx 25- 30 N miles



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March 22, 2000
Aaron and Barbara to represent NZ at Olympics
Barbara had an easy ride but Aaron had to show his best - the daya by day, race by race coverage is here
Coverage of Olympic trials - [ back to INDEX ]
March 7, 2000
More from Barbara Kendall
Barbara reports in her usual chatty style on her activities and plans leading up to the 2000 Olympics
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March 6, 2000
Aaron McIntosh reports from Argentina
Aaron McIntosh reports from the Worlds in Argentina where he placed a close 2nd ...
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January 19, 2000
BARBARA KENDALL ADDS NZOC's LONDSALE CUP TO HER SPORTING CV
NZL boardsailing phenomenon Barbara Kendall today added another award to her long list of achievements when the NZ Olympic Committee named her as the recipient of the Lonsdale Cup for 1999.


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January 19, 2000
Sail Melbourne Mistral Results
Barbara wins again and the kiwi men do ok too
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January 7, 2000
first to sail the millennium
The new Millenium brought out the adventures in themselves with Nick
Batchelor of Auckland taking the honors of being the first to sail in the
Millenium. On what was a cold dark night in Aviemore, South Island, New
Zealand with a slight 10-15 southerly blowing, Nick braved the chill and
took to the water 10 minutes to midnight, wearing a light on his helmet
and a fluorescent tube around his neck, he sailed away into the night
out of eyeshot from those on shore. making him the last to sail the old
and the first to sail the new Worldwide.. When the fireworks started
exploding on shore marking the arrival of 2000, the time traveled sailor
appeared back out of the night, ready to revel with the rest of us. Two
other sailors spotting their chance at glory also took to the water.
Dave Holt of Wellington being the second Leanne Enright of Ch.Ch
claiming the first women to sail in the Millenium. Good on ya..

R Dinkelaar (witness)
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December 8, 1999
Barbara Kendall's history added
Barbara's CV has been added - watch for more major additons soon
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December 5, 1999
Wellington Windsurfing Assn December 99 newsletter
it's here, check out the Harbour Blast etc.
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November 23, 1999
Wellington Windsurfing Assn October News online
Check it out here
WWA newsletter - [ back to INDEX ]
November 23, 1999
Barbara Kendall takes Mistral Worlds - again
2 in a row - Barbara sets herself up for 200 Olympics!
Barbara's web page and reports - [ back to INDEX ]
November 16, 1999
Manukau Windsurfing Assn newsletters added
September and November Newsletters are online with calendar dates etc.
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November 15, 1999
Kiwis at the World Mistrals in Noumea
End of Day 2: The Kiwis are doing well at the Mistral Comp in New Caledonia - navigate your way through this site. Iterestingly Aaron and Barb are both 1st= with 1 discard but would be 1st with no discards.
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November 14, 1999
Bushwise Women - Summer Activities
The summer activities are featured on the Bushwise web site - check them out now.
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September 27, 1999
Sydney Pre-Olympics - Barbara's report and results
"Only one year to go now. Things can change alot in a year, but this regatta
gave an indication who is going to be dominant in a years time."
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September 23, 1999
SAILBOARDING SAFARIS - Instructional Clinics - Intermediate to Advanced level - course dates
From Warren Francis -
Details for this years November tour dates, including the following:

Lake Clearwater Week 1: 5th-11th November $650
Lake Clearwater Week 2: 11th-18th November $650
Weekend 1: 5th - 7th November $350
Weekend 2: 12th - 15th November $450 (Show Weekend - Canterbury)

Wellington Saturday 20th November $99
Sunday 21st November $99

Auckland Friday 26th November $85 WOW (Special Women on water day)
Saturday 27th November $99
Sunday 28th November $99

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September 21, 1999
Wellington Windsurfing Expo 25/26 Sept
Boardriders Windsurf Weekend
Sat/Sun 25/26 September 1999
Gear Expo - 11am - 5pm Sat 25th
Summer Party 7.30pm till late , free food & drink upstairs at the Greta
Point
Gear Demo - both days, top end of NIWA (Evans Bay) 11am - 5pm

can't remnember the address, Boardriders are where the old R&R used to be on
Willis St

Cheers
Bruce -

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September 13, 1999
Australian Mistral Nationals - Barbara's report on the final result
This regatta was one of three of the australian trials for the Olympics. So the Aussies were on fire. Lars Kleppich really made everyone in the mens look very average he also had great speed in the predominately light conditions. These conditions are what we could expect for the Olympics.
Lars is 3 to 4 kilos lighter than the other kiwi boys which I think is giving him an advantage in those marginal conditions. Bruce Kendall topped the kiwis, Bruce is lighter out of JP and Aaron and
seemed to have got a better grasp on the conditions here. this is the first regatta in ages that he has topped the kiwi contingent.
Our trials will be very interesting because not necesarily the fastest person is the best to go to Sydney!!!!!!

more .....
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August 26, 1999
Canterbury Windsurfing Assn page added
Canterbury Windsurfing Assn page added to windsurfing guide
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August 25, 1999
Barbara's latest from Sydney
The Kiwi's are in Sydney preparing for the pre-Olympics , slicks, whales 'n all ... check it out.
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July 28, 1999
Bruce Kendall takes US Nationals IMCO event
US WINDSURFING NATIONALS July 19-24, 1999 - 07/25/99 17:14:44
FINAL RESULTS
Class: IMCO
Races: 1 to 1
I = Infringement, D = DSQ, Y = Yacht Materially Prejudiced, P = Protest Pending

No. Race 1
No. Sail No. Yacht Name Skipper Name Strt 17 Str Total
--- -------- --------------- -------------------------------- ---- ------ ------
1 NZ101 BRUCE KENDALL 1 1.00 1.00
2 ITA12 RICARDO GIORDANO 1 2.00 2.00
3 JPN1 MOTOKAZU KENJO 1 3.00 3.00
4 USA32 PETER WELLS 1 4.00 4.00
5 1136 DOUG STRYKER 1 5.00 5.00
6 JPN19 MASAKO IMAI 1 6.00 6.00
7 USA69 VOJTA CERVENKA 1 7.00 7.00
8 K999 PAUL LEONE 1 8.00 8.00
9 USA420 STEVEN BODNER 1 9.00 9.00
10 USA83 KIMBERLY BIRKENFELD 1 10.00 10.00
11 USA1171 PATRICK DOWNEY 1 11.00 11.00
12 A131 RAY DOMINGO 1 12.00 12.00
13 USA18 JEAN RASS 1 18.00 18.00
13 USA16 TAYLOR DUCH 1 18.00 18.00
13 TPE96 BILL MARTINSON 1 18.00 18.00
13 USA28 CHRISTINA MOELLER 1 18.00 18.00

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July 20, 1999
North American Champs - Clean sweep to Australasia
TEAM NZ! Apart from one glitch from Oz NZ blitzed the North American Champs, men taking 2,3,4,5 and Barbara taking 1st ... check out Barbara's account here
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July 19, 1999
Kiwi progress at the 18th North American Champs, San Francisco
The guys had one light race in the morning when I say light it was still 10 knots to 12knots then they had 2 really windy races 25 knots at the
bottom and 20 at the top. PLUS JP is smoking he had a 4th then 2 - 1sts he is sooooo fast compared to evertyone. He looks so comforatble sailing up wind. Just stands there and grunts . Everyone else seems to waiver when the gusts hit them . Its great spectating from the beach as its pays to het the shore going up wind and so sailors are tacking right on the beach.
Aaron is 2nd but struggled alot today he got a 3rd 5th and 4th or something like that and Lars is right behind him then Bruce then Kenjo then shayne. In the windyest race shayne was 2nd he and Aaron had a huge battle it was great to watch.
Lars is complaining about all the kiwis around him all the time!!!!!!!
Bruce is sailing really well also he figured it was his daggerboard holding him up changed daggerboards and verooooooooom
I won all three races Jess 2nd and pol43 3rd. I seem to have developed quite an advantage over the other girls but there are no fast girls here though so it isn't really giving me a true indication on whats going on.
Gebi has got in front of Peter but it is close - Will has some goodies and some badddies.
It is freezing here I am wearing my full wetsuit - my big one and I have to put on hats and coats when ashore. Luckily there are saunas in the bathrooms to dry your wetsuit inbetween races and to warm you up. Thank god our summer isn't like this. Surprisingly the people are all really friendly and active everyone seems to be out and about excercising- runnjing cycling, rollerblading, volley ball, soccer, you name it - its great to see despite how cold it is and the people here generally seem to be really in shape - haven't seen any really really fat ones thats because there are so many hills here.
Barbara
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July 14, 1999
Barbara Kendall's Travel update
Barabara's latest report from the USA, with news of the Kiwi contingent ...
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July 14, 1999
Gran Canaria PWA 1999 Grand Slam days 3 & 4 - Scott Fenton 8th

Pro-Limit Boardriders Club
NEWS FLASH
__________________________________________________________________________

The Gran Canaria PWA 1999 Grand Slam
7th- 14th July 1999
Press Release: 9th July 1999

DUNKERBECK STEALS THE WAVE SHOW IN BALLISTIC GRAN CANARIA

Nuclear winds sometimes exceeding 50 knots bombarded the contest site here
at the Gran Canaria PWA 1999 Grand Slam and during a day of unbelievable
radical wave action a whole round of single elimination for both men and
women was completed.

The incredible winds, which seemed to blow stronger and stronger throughout
the day pushed in a solid 2-3 foot wind swell and from the word go the
action was insane. Sometimes it was simply too windy for sailors to go for
the jumps they desired although certain sailors didn't let fifty knots of
wind put them off and proceeded to launch into some suicidal double
attempts
and up to fifty foot high forward loops!

In the early rounds the first big name to fall was the tough German Robby
Seeger who surprisingly was defeated by Swedish sailor Nicholas Olausson.
Also failing to produce the goods was the Swede Anders Bringdal, who was
also taken out in the first round this time by Hawaiian sailor Luke Siver.
Josh Stone had an early scare when French sailor Pierrick Wattez opened up
their heat was an incredible 35-foot plus back loop, which he landed almost
perfectly. Stone had to fight back and eventually won the heat by a narrow
margin.

Bjorn Dunkerbeck last years winner of the wave elimination showed from the
outset that fifty knots of wind was
not going to spoil the party at his home break and during his first heat he
sailed flawlessly to crush poor Julien
Taboulet's hopes of progression. His first jump, which initially looked
like
it was going to be a back loop was in excess of fifty feet and literally
had
the rest of the sailors on the beach cheering in appreciation.

Many of the Hawaiian sailors including Levi Siver, Fransisco Goya, Scott
Carvill, Matt and Kevin Pritchard the Stone Brothers have shown they can
adapt to European style conditions and all made it past the first round up
against many of the local Spanish sailors. Meanwhile, Australian's Steve
Allen, Scott McKercher and World Wave Champion, Jason Polakow also made it
through to the second round defeating Victor Diaz, Eric Toothside and Ruben
Garcia respectively.

Young Levi Siver took out Ant Baker in the first heat of the second round,
an impressive result considering he is more accustomed to sailing down the
line starboard tack in Hawaii as opposed to the radical onshore jumping of
Pozo. Next big name to fall was local hot shot and one of the favourites to
do well here, Vidar Jenssen who was defeated by Danish sailor Michael
Viscovitch who sailed a solid, consistent heat and racked up the points to
squeeze past the radical Norwegian.

Robert Teriiteahau will remembered today for two massive forward loops in
his first and second heats. The
second forward in particular which was in his heat against local sailor
Dario Ojeda was reckoned to be over fifty foot and yet again pulled a big
cheer from the beach. Unfortunately for Teriitehau it was not enough to get
him through the heat and most likely he will be suffering from a few
bruises
tonight!

In the third round the big name casualties included Nik Baker, Levi Siver,
Fransisco Goya, Matt Pritchard and
Eric Thieme as the last eight progressed ready to battle it out for the
coveted places in the final.

In the first heat of the quarter finals Michael Viscovitch finally met his
match when he came up against the high
jumping German, Bernd Flessner, whilst Bjorn Dunkerbeck disposed of Peter
Voltwater despite a radical last
minute, mast breaking double forward from the Dutchman.

In the other heat Aussie Scott McKercher ended Scott Fenton hopes of
progression with a superb display of
powerful fluid frontside wave riding whilst Josh Stone defeated the mighty
Jason Polakow, with a fine exhibition of snappy turns on the wave and some
insane push loops.

In the semi finals Dunkerbeck simply outclassed a brave display from
Flessner whilst Josh Stone seemed to know how to impress the judges and
earned his place in the final by out manoeuvring Scott McKercher.

By the end of the day, the wind for the final had reached a ridiculous
strength and the water was literally smoking as the wind was blowing spray
from the tops of the waves. Somehow, almost with super human strength
Dunkerbeck was able to stay in total control throughout out the heat and
pulled off his whole repertoire of tricks without falling once. This is
Dunkerbecks home turf and for the duration of the final he stamped his
authority on proceedings and despite Josh Stones brave performance the
result was inevitable for a unanimous Dunkerbeck victory.

The woman's elimination was won by Diada Moreno outsailing Dutch sailor
Lucerne Ernst in the final with a
brave and radical display of forward, backward and push loops. Iballa
Moreno
defeated Toni Frey in the losers final and it has to be said that the women
sailed incredibly well considering the absolutely ballistic conditions.

Missing from the fleet this year for the first time in many years was Robby
Naish who is taking a break from doing the whole world tour and has decided
not to compete in the Canaries. Also unable to compete was Spanish local
Marcoz Perez who unfortunately broke his hand during a photo shoot two
weeks
ago.

It looks like the nuclear winds are going to stay with us for a while and
tomorrow it is likely that race director
Klaus Michael will opt to run the wave performance double elimination.

Scott McKercher

"I was on a 3.3m and I was still getting blown away. I saw a wind indicator
go over 50 knots, it was stupid out there. Matt Pritchard was my toughest
heat and obviously Josh Stone because he beat me! I am stoked to have done
so well, for sure!"

Josh Stone

I was getting my ass blown away on a 3.3m man. The final was the windiest
I
have ever sailed in my life. I have no idea how many knots it was. It was
so
much fun to be out there in the final, in Gran Canaria against Dunkerbeck,
it was like a dream come true. There is still a lot of competition to come,
so I am not claiming
second place yet, I am going to have to keep bustin' ass just to stay where
I am at!"

Press Release: 10th July 1999


GOYA IN DREAM LAND AS HE OUT SAILS DUNKERBECK
- Wild Wind Wave Action Continues in Gran Canaria -

Nuclear winds continued to blow here at the Gran Canaria PWA 1999 Grand
Slam, although conditions were not quite so out of control as yesterday.
Today was a chance for sailors who were knocked out in the early rounds of
the single elimination to redeem themselves and fight back through the
loser
's bracket of the double elimination.

It is hard to describe the velocity of the wind over the last two days at
the contest site here in Pozo. Sailors have been forced to put boulders on
their rigs in order to stop them blowing away and the violent winds have
been blowing swirls of dust and debris everywhere. Today started out
equally
as windy as yesterday but by early afternoon had dropped down to 35 knots
with occasional gusts well over 40 knots.

Action started this morning at 10.30 and from the word go it was clear that
it was going to be another radical day. Ballistic jumps were the order of
the day and among the moves completed were double loops, table top forwards
and several huge one handed back loops.

By mid afternoon the fleet had worked it way down to the last eight with
Jason Polakow, against Fransisco Goya and Peter Voltwater against Vidar
Jensen in a battle to go against yesterday's winners. In the first heat,
the
Argentinean better known as Cisco, sailed incredibly well and with the
scalps of Robby Seeger and Scott Fenton already under his belt, he
convincingly disposed of the current World Wave Champion, Jason Polakow.

In the second heat Vidar Jensen set the pace by opening with a radical
double forward loop attempt, not to be outdone the Dutchman Voltwater
launched into a forty foot plus back loop which was landed with precision.
By the end of the heat we had seen four double forward attempts, two from
each sailor with the decision eventually going narrowly to Voltwater.

In the next two heats, Fransisco Goya marched forwards towards the final by
beating the consistent sailing of Bernd Flessner whilst Scott McKercher
finally put an end to Peter Voltwater's fine run in a heat of contrasting
styles. McKercher was particularly impressive with his end over end table
top forward loops and radical front side slashy style wave riding.

Goya and McKercher then went head to head to decide who would go against
Josh Stone for a chance to meet Dunkerbeck in the final. McKercher did not
flow, failed to land several critical moves and was obviously disappointed
with his performance as Cisco sailed yet another almost flawless heat, now
with only the Hawaiian Josh Stone between him and the final.

Josh Stone was not going to let his second position in the single go down
without a fight but by this time Fransosco Goya was fully into the rhythm
of
his sailing and simply outsailed Stone leaving himself a shot at the master
of Pozo, Bjorn Dunkerbeck in the final.

Dunkerbeck started the final tentatively and failed to land his first few
jumps with his normal mechanical precision. Goya meanwhile was oozing with
confidence and opened up the heat with an enormous push loop, followed by a
long wave ride with several frontside turns. Throughout the heat although
still sailing well Dunkerbeck continued to make unusual errors and was
definitely in the same zone as he was in the final against Josh Stone
yesterday. The heat was close but the crowds seem to think Goya had
clinched
victory.

After a short break of nervous waiting the speculation was confirmed and
the
judges decision was given to Goya which meant there now had to be a second
showdown in order to decide the overall double elimination winner.

Once again, Dunkerbeck started the second final tentatively and was having
trouble landing his jumps and completing his usual array of wave tricks.
Goya once again opened the heat with a huge push loop and continued to rip
and make the most of the onshore surf. Dunkerbeck then seemed to make a
comeback and landed a few big back loops and one particular huge stalled
forward. With only seconds remaining in the heat and both sailors seemingly
neck and neck, Goya launched himself into a radical end over end double
forward which he almost landed perfectly. This move turned out to be enough
to clinch the heat and with a huge audience gathered around the judges
tower, when the results were announced Goya supporters celebrated, jubilant
at his victory. Close friends and sailing buddies, Brain Talma and Josh
Stone were particularly elated with the result and proceeded to carry
Fransisco on their shoulders on a victory tour around the beach.

In the women's final Pozo local, Diada Moreno consolidated her victory
yesterday by winning the double elimination final against Dutch sailor
Lucerne Ernst. In the losers final Iballa Moreno took third position by
defeating Toni Frey in a closely fought battle.

Strong winds are forecast to continue and after three days of non-stop
action, who knows what will be in store for the PWA world tour sailors here
at Pozo tomorrow.

Fransisco Goya

"I'd like to thank Sean Ordonez for staying up all last night and fixing my
board. My brother Lalo helped me keep my head together today, I have no
idea
how many heats I had to sail, I think it was eight or nine. I feel a bit
dizzy because I whacked my head when I did the double against Bjorn. It is
a
dream, dreams can come true, if it can happen to me it can happen to
anybody!"

Jason Stone

"It is insane out there, I just don't know what to do, I am on a 3.3m and
it
is not small enough. This is the windiest I have ever sailed in my entire
life, definitely! Neil Pryde doesn't make anything smaller than a 3.3m and
we have all pretty much hit the bottom. I am going to be holding on for
dear
life and trying not to get blown onto the rocks!"

Scott Fenton

"Yesterday I was on a 2.9m and today I have been using a 3.3m. Today looks
even windier so I might have to cut my 2.9 down to a 2.5m. It is smoking
out
there, out the back it could be sixty knots, smokin' sixty! it is survival"

Matt Pritchard

"Conditions are challenging, I am wound right up on my smallest sail and I
jumping so high I am headed to the moon"

Diada Moreno

"My arms were like double big after hanging on so much, I was on a 3.0 and
overpowered, I enjoyed it though. This is the windiest I have ever seen
Pozo. My sister got catapulted six times in her heat yesterday!"

Kevin Ponichtera

"It is gnarly out there, super windy. It is the windiest place on earth I
have ever seen, when you see the big guys like Dunkerbeck and Seeger
pulling
out 3.3's, you know it is windy. I was just fighting for my life,
basically.
Nobody was prepared for this, it is insane!"

Peter Voltwater

" In the beginning we were out of control but everyone has started to get
used to it. I have been throwing some doubles which I have been training
for
but I am definitely a bit out of control with this wind"

Levi Siver

"It is so windy, you can really hurt yourself out there, it is pretty
dangerous. You know you have to go for it because everybody is going crazy,
it is kind of a rush factor!"

Overall Results.
(Full List to Follow)

1. E-11 Bjorn Dunkerbeck
2. US-3 Kevin Pritchard
3. US-10 Matt Pritchard
4. KA-0 Steve Allen
5. F-81 Patrice Belbeoc'h
6. K-77 Ant Baker
7. H-24 Peter Volwater
8. KZ1 Scott Fenton
9. S-39 Christopher Rappe
10. G-16 Bernd Flessner


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