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#385 MAY 2019

03/04/2019
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WINDSURF MAGAZINE #385 MAY 2019

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Other Voices: Red Bull Storm Chase; Gollito Estredo, Francesco Cappuzzo and Miriam Rasmussen profiles; Défi Japan report; 2019 6.5 Entry-level Freeride sail test; Seavets; Peter Hart on timing; Jem Hall’s gybe exit tips; Exploring Israel’s Windsurfing; Gunsails Bow Concept lowdown.

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BIG JUICY READS


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THE MAGHEROARTY MISSION
The Red Bull Storm Chase tested riders to their absolute limits at Magheroarty, county Donegal, NW Ireland; JC finds out how it all went down. 

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DÉFI WIND JAPAN
Miyako island played host to the inaugural Défi Wind Japan; we talk to some of the athletes and organisers to get a flavour of the event.

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FREESTYLE KING
In the changing world of freestyle, one thing remains constant, Gollito Estredo winning! So what is his secret?, we ask his peers and the man himself. 

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EXPLORING ISRAEL’S WINDSURFING
Outside of Israel, relatively little is known about it as a windsurfing destination; Eric de Cruz took a trip there to find out more.

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FRANCESCO CAPPUZZO
Francesco Cappuzzo is a world class talent in windsurfing and kitesurfing. John Skye profiles the affable Italian and helps us learn more about his skills.

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MIRIAM RASMUSSEN
Norwegian Miriam Rasmussen was a late starter to windsurfing, but that hasn’t held her back. We learn more about Miriam’s challenging start and inspiring path.

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YOUTHSPIRATION
2016 and 2017 UK Youth Wavesailing Champion, Ruaraidh Somerville, gives us an insight into the world of an aspiring fifteen year old wavesailor.

SEAVETS
Seavets is a UK based senior and veteran windsurfers association, vice-chairman Ruth Tracey tells us more about their merry clan.


GEAR SHED


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2019 6.5 ENTRY-LEVEL FREERIDE SAILS
Freeride sails designed for ease of use for the entry-level market are put to the test in UK waters. These include;

DUOTONE E_TYPE 6.6M,
EZZY LEGACY 6.5M,
GA SAILS HYBRID 6.4M,
NEIL PRYDE X:RYDE 6.7M,
POINT-7 AC-F 6.4M,
RRD X-TRA MK6 6.5M,
SEVERNE CONVERT 6.7M,
SIMMER STYLE ENDURO 6.5M,
UNIFIBER MAVERICK 6.5M,


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PETER HART MASTERCLASS – ALL IN GOOD TIME
Harty this month suggests that improvement may lie in focussing not so much on ‘how’, but ‘how long’. It’s all about time and timing.

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MOVE ON UP WITH JEM HALL – GYBE EXITS
Jem Hall gives us his tips for better gybe exits.


BOARDSHORTS

LATEST & GREATEST
When greatness is born in windsurfing, we list it here. A record of all that is new in the windsurf universe, otherwise known as – the news!

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LOWDOWN – GUNSAILS BOW CONCEPT
The Gunsails BOW is very different – a radical head design, no loose leech and specially designed mast. Designer Pieter Bijl gives us the lowdown.

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RYA KNOWLEDGE – INVASIVE SPECIES WEEK 2019
The RYA tell us about the ‘Check Clean Dry’ initiative to help stop the spread of invasive species and diseases.


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EDITORIAL – OTHER VOICES
The editor celebrates the many and varied voices of windsurfing.

AFFAIRS OF THE HART – STORMY DREAMS
Harty muses on the impression and influence the Red Bull Storm Chase has on the windy world.

 


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