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Europe

Some races just sound too good not to check them out. As a newcomer to the European surfski scene, I hadn’t even heard of the Allwave Cup, which was also the 2011 IVF European Va'a Championship, until about ten days before the race on May 21.  It took only a…

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Giglio Island, Italy

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21 May, 2011

Allwave Cup, Giglio Island Allwave Cup, Giglio Island
Last year the Icon Classic proved a real test with Glen Eldridge taking the Classic Gold followed by Ivan Lawler and Mark Ressel.  The Classic is back – on 9 July, 2011.

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Woolacombe Bay, Devon, UK

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9 July 2011

Jenna Hawkey powers to the finish of the 2010 race Jenna Hawkey powers to the finish of the 2010 race

Breizh Ocean Race (France) - Gale force downwind!

Thursday, 16 December 2010 07:28 | Written by
The weather was extreme: 10/10ths cloud, 45kt westerly, zero visibility.  The UK paddlers had just turned around and gone home, their skis broken – on their car – by the force of the wind…

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Quiberon Bay, France

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14 Nov 2010

A lone paddler in Quiberon Bay A lone paddler in Quiberon Bay

British Surf Ski Championships

Tuesday, 19 October 2010 07:53 | Written by
Well the 2010 UK Surfski Racing season has been great. The amount of interest from paddlers and spectators has increased and the sport is growing so fast here it is amazing.

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Bournemouth, UK

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25 September 2010

Ivan Lawler - UK Champion Ivan Lawler - UK Champion

Breizh Ocean Racing (France)

Wednesday, 06 October 2010 08:17 | Written by
More and more races organised in France are run on a downwind course, as with the 2010 French Championships organised in Cherbourg.  

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St. Pierre, Quiberon, France

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12-14 Nov 2010

Gaetan Sene - French Ocean Champs Gaetan Sene - French Ocean Champs Credits: Philippe Blanquet and Jean Yves Prigent

Ohana Mana Cup (Sardinia) Oscar Chalulpsky wins

Tuesday, 28 September 2010 08:04 | Written by
[Editor: Oscar Chalupsky made the long trip to Italy to take part in the Ohana Mana Cup event in Sardinia. He found some tough competition and even tougher paddling conditions...]

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Sardinia, Italy

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25 September 2010

Oscar Chalupsky wins... Oscar Chalupsky wins... Credits: Barbara Kossy

French Ocean Racing Championships

Monday, 20 September 2010 08:05 | Written by
[Editor: Jean Rillard sent this report on the French Ocean Racing Champs. Huge changes have taken place in French Surfski racing - full-on downwind racing, and relaxation of the old regulations around decklines, etc.  Brilliant stuff!]   On the last 26-27 of August the 11th French Ocean Racing championship took…

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Cherbourg, France

26 Aug 2010

French Ocean-Racing Champs French Ocean-Racing Champs

Portimão Surfski Race of Champions

Sunday, 19 September 2010 10:39 | Written by
Race of Champions took place on 4 September and the South Africans dominated the 25km from the start.

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Portimao, Portugal

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4 September 2010

Race of Champions Race of Champions

Race of Champions - Portugal

Friday, 03 September 2010 21:07 | Written by
The inaugural Race of Champions takes place in Portimao, Portugal tomorrow...  110 paddlers from 14 countries will hit the start at 3pm tomorrow afternoon in a quest to take home some of the €20,000 prize money.

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Portimao, Portugal

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4 September 2010

Calm before the storm?  Calm before the storm?

Nelo Summer Challenge 2010 - Race Reports

Friday, 03 September 2010 08:21 | Written by
[Editor: UK paddlers Andy Blow and Ben Brown sent us these great reports on the 2010 Nelo Summer Challenge. Andy kicks off...] This year’s Nelo Summer Challenge was always going to be a tempting event for the Brit surf ski contingent. Cheap flights to Porto, warm weather and a 10km…

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Portugal

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20 Aug 2010

Nelo Summer Challenge 2010 - start Nelo Summer Challenge 2010 - start
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