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NeilPryde transfers RS:X intellectual property to class

Tue 23 Jun 2020

NeilPryde announced the transfer of the RS:X intellectual property (IP) rights to the RS:X Class Association.

During the worldwide Covid-19 lockdown, the RS:X Class Association continued to work in the background in supporting its sailors and member national authorities (MNA) with a range of issues and concerns.

The primary concern raised has been about the supply of equipment for those sailors looking to Tokyo 2020 - to be held on 2021 - who will need to train on fresh equipment as well as continuing their equipment selection processes.

A different way of being "in irons"

Thu 28 May 2020

Most sailors understand the term and have experienced being "in irons" at one time or another.

"In irons" occurs when a sailboat gets "stuck" facing into the wind and can't turn left or right - the jib and main sails flutter, or "luff," when in irons.

Sailboats get into this position accidentally by tacking too slowly.

Why a 1987 windsurfer's rescue matters so much today

Thu 7 May 2020

In October 1987, a lost windsurfer was rescued in San Francisco Bay, California. His name was John. Today, there's someone whose dying wish is to find him. His name is Chuck Dougherty.

San Francisco Bay is one of the most celebrated and iconic sailing venues in the world.

But it is also a tricky area, with powerful and shifty winds and currents that can quickly make things difficult for inexperienced water participants.

IWT Awards crown big wave windsurfers

Tue 14 Apr 2020

The inaugural International Windsurfing Tour (IWT) Big Wave Awards awarded and celebrated the best riders in the history of the sport.

The event ceremony crowned the biggest and most radical big wave windsurfers, as well as the finest videographers and photographers from all around the world.

The international panel of judges received over 100 entries from Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Australia, New Caledonia, Portugal, Ireland, Spain, France, Chile, Peru, and Africa.

Sailworks shifts production to medical face shields

Sat 28 Mar 2020

The shields are on at Sailworks.

The windsurfing company from Hood River, Oregon, has re-tasked its sail loft and staff to start making medical face shields.

Sailworks aims to help mitigate the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in its local healthcare community, as the novel coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak spreads across the United States.

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