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The Canadian Masters Windsurfing Association (CMWA) will be holding their annual championships at Toronto Windsurfing Club on the August Long weekend, August 2-5, 2013. The event is open to all TWC Members and local sailors.

The CMWA is an organization that encourages participation in the sport of windsurfing through this championship held annually at different location across the country and through development clinics that are regularly run.


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Please join us for a weekend full of windsurfing fun! See below for a tentative schedule of events. These are all wind/condition dependent but regardless we are going to be at the beach with demos and clinics, so mark your calendars for the weekend of September 28th and 29th.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 
9am: Pancake breakfast with proceeds supporting the Children’s Art Museum
Freestyle feature
Long Distance Fun Race around a buoy and back
Evening music/BBQ

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There has been some gear that has gone missing from the Learn to Windsurf locker. A 4.7m sail with complete rig has gone missing. If you have it or seen it please return them to the LTW locker. No questions asked.

By Rob Hodgetts
BBC Sport

Britain's four-time kiteboarding world champion Steph Bridge says the Olympics should find room for both kiting and windsurfing.

Kiteboard racing will make its Games debut at Rio in 2016 after the International Sailing Federation (Isaf) axed windsurfing last week.

"I know windsurfing's not gone for ever, absolutely," said Bridge. "Without windsurfing, kiteboarding wouldn't be where it is.

"But it's important to get clear - they are two separate sports and both deserve to be in the Games. If they have to lose one of the sailing classes, so be it."

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* Kiteboarding set to replace windsurfing at Rio Games

* Windsurfers don't want Weymouth regatta to be the last

* Authorities facing legal challenge over decision

By Ori Lewis, Reuters

WEYMOUTH, England, Aug 7 (Reuters) - If kitesurfing replaces windsurfing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, most of the competitors currently on surfboards will also dominate the new discipline, the women's gold medallist said on Tuesday.

"If they include kitesurfing, it will be the same people who will be competing, as in the world there are no more than 20 people (at the top level) ... I think wind surfing will come back for 2020," said Spain's Marina Alabau.

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The howling winds of Fuerteventura finally returned on the last day of the
event, as the best freestylers in the world delivered a breathtaking
display to leave the crowd and judges in awe. By the end of an enthralling
day of competition Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic / North) had won his
second successive event of the year, as he continued his perfect start to
the season in his quest for a fifth world championship title. Whilst
Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins /
Chris Benz) stomped her authority over the women’s fleet by winning the
opening female freestyle event of the year in convincing fashion.

Men’s Double Elimination

Winners’ Final

Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo faced Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP / NeilPryde /
Different) in the winner’s final, after the reigning world champion fought
his way back through the double elimination to recover from his surprise
early exit in the single elimination. Both men were in outstanding form as
the winners’ final proved to be the highlight of the contest. Gollito
opened the final with a monstrous shaka to set the tone right from the
off, whilst Van Broeckhoven threw a perfect one handed burner and from
here the two men just went bigger and bigger in their bid for victory.
However the four times world champion showed his title winning credentials
by storming to victory come the end of the heat. Van Broeckhoven racked up
some amazing moves such as an incredible gravity defying air shuvit it
spock and a radical pushloop off almost no ramp, but it wasn’t enough to
force a super final. Gollito was in irresistible form as he landed a huge
spock culo and a super fast skopu to take control of the heat, and from
here he continued to excel as he landed a quite brilliant air chachoo as
well as landing his amazing new move again, the air flaka shaka which he
has called the ‘Pasko’. Both sailors were sailing so well that they had
completed their score sheets with a couple of minutes remaining, but it
was Gollito who reigned supreme after another awe-inspiring display.

Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo speaking after his victory:

“I feel incredibly happy to win the double elimination against Steven (Van
Broeckhoven). It was difficult at the beginning of week with the light
winds but finally today we got the strong winds. I’m delighted that I have
won the opening two events but it’s not over yet, we’ll see what happens
in Germany.”

Steven Van Broeckhoven returned with a vengeance in the double elimination
as he produced a devastating performance to finish in second place
overall. The King of pop was back to his best today as he exploded his way
through the most impressive tricks on the planet. The Belgium maestro won
successive heats to prove any critics wrong. On his was to the final he
defeated; Taty Frans (Starboard / MauiSails / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins)
and Bjorn Saragoza (Starboard / Hot Sails Maui), before exacting revenge
on his fellow countryman Dieter Van Der Eyken (Starboard / Severne). Van
Broeckhoven then secured his place on the podium as he defeated Kiri Thode
(Starboard / Gaastra), however he was not done here as he also managed to
beat the other man from Bonaire Tonky Frans (Tabou / Gaastra) as he landed
huge air funnel burners and monstrous skopus to name just a couple.

Elsewhere in the double elimination Yegor Popretinskiy (JP / NeilPryde /
Maui Ultra Fins) was on fire as the Russian first defeated Maarten Van
Ochten (JP / NeilPryde / MFC) before causing an upset as he knocked out
Davy Scheffers (Tabou / Gaastra), who finished sixth here last year.
Meanwhile, Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers (JP / NeilPryde) and Anthony Ruenes
(Tabou / Gaastra) battled in out in heat forty-one, with Chambers sailing
a brilliant heat as he landed a full repertoire of tricks ranging from a
superb spock-culo to radical konos. Unfortunately for the Brit though his
astronomical shaka was out of time and Ruenes progressed by the narrowest
of margins.

Women’s Single Elimination 2

Winners’ Final

Sarah Quita-Offringa didn’t look her usual perfect self in her first
winners’ final of the day, as both she and Laure Treboux (Fanatic / North)
battled the strong winds. Offringa, who is usually super consistent,
crashed a number of her early moves, but she managed to maintain her
composure to come out on top once more. The lady from Aruba was able to
land a perfect e-slider as well as a massive toad and switch kono to keep
her unbeaten record. The Swiss Styler, Treboux, completed several
impressive moves as she landed silky smooth clew first spocks and an
incredibly controlled puneta on the outside but it wasn’t enough to
dethrone Offringa.

Losers’ Final

Arrianne Aukes (RRD / Simmer / AL360 / Maui Ultra Fins) delivered a
sterling performance to defeat the talented Yoli Freites De Brendt
(Fanatic / North). On her way to victory the Dutch woman rotated through a
super fast funnel and a superb flaka to move into the top three for the
first time in her career.

Women’s Double Elimination 2

Winners’ Final

Sarah-Quita Offringa took on Laure Treboux one more time in the last
winners’ final of the day and Offringa proved to be the dominant force
again despite a tight battle. Laure Treboux produced an excellent display
as she landed a technically perfect fully planing grubby diablo and a big
super fast flaka, however she fell on the exit of her switch flaka which
could have made all the difference. Offringa stepped up to the mark as she
aimed to defend her unbeaten record and that’s exactly what she managed to
do. On her way to victory the reigning world champion landed a sick funnel
as well as a perfect toad and a huge air flaka to leave the judges in no
doubt about their verdict.

Sarah-Quita Offringa speaking after her victory:

“I’m delighted to win the event and I also want to say thank you to Rene
Egli for organizing the event, I’m really happy to be here and I love
coming to Fuerteventura, both for the sailing and the people. I’d also
like to thank Duncan Coombs and the PWA judges for their hard work this
week, congratulation to Laure (Treboux) and Arrianne Aukes for her first
podium finish.”

Arrianne Aukes and Yoli De Brendt would face each other twice more before
the end of the day, as Aukes defeated De Brendt to force a re-sail in
order to decide third and fourth place respectively. Aukes capitalized
fully on the momentum that was with her and after finishing third in the
second single elimination, her confidence was sky high and this really
showed in the sail off between the two ladies. De Brendt sailed well with
a brilliant forward loop and a clew-first puneta, but unfortunately for
her Aukes was determined to secure her first ever finish on the podium.
The Dutch girl landed a fantastic flaka and a switch kono to defeat De
Brendt, and in doing so she enjoyed her best result ever.

Overall Results of The PWA Freestyle Fuerteventura - Men’s

1st Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo

2nd Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP / NeilPryde / Different)

3rd Tonky Frans (Tabou / Gaastra)

4th Kiri Thode (Starboard / Gaastra)

5th Dieter Van Der Eyken (Starboard / Severne)

6th Bjorn Saragoza (Starboard / Hot Sails Maui)

7th Taty Frans (Starboard / MauiSails / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins)

7th Anthony Ruenes (Tabou / Gaastra)

9th Nicolas Akgazciyan (Starboard / Point-7 / Maui Ultra Fins)

9th Yegor Popretinskiy (JP / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

9th Youp Schmit (JP / NeilPryde)

9th Philip Soltysiak (Starboard / Sailworks)

Overall Results of The PWA Freestyle Fuerteventura - Women’s

1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins /
Chris Benz)

2nd Laure Treboux (Fanatic / North)

3rd Arrianne Aukes (RRD / Simmer / AL360 / Maui Ultra Fins)

4th Yoli Freites De Brendt (Fanatic / North)

5th Eva Chiochetti

5th Svetlana Martynova

Where’s Next on the PWA Tour

The next stop on the PWA tour will see the slalom fleets to heading to
Alacati, Turkey, between August 27th and 1st September.

Scope the action

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every piece of the action, click


You are once again invited to attend Britannia Yacht Club's 55th Annual National Capital Regatta, in beautiful Ottawa, Canada, on August 11 and 12, 2011.We are happy to announce that, as part of this year's regatta, we will host one of Ontario Sailing's Grand Prix Series for Optimists, 420s, 29ers Lasers and Open Bic.  As well, we will host the Fireball Association Ontario Championships and District 3 Laser Gold Cup #5.Visit the Britannia Yacht Club website to register at Looking forward to seeing you in August.Fair Winds et Bon VentLynn DeL'ormeRegatta ChairBritannia Yacht Club 2777 Cassels StreetOttawa Ontario K2B 6N6Tel: 613-828-5167Fax: (email)

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