Route to Maui

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ROUTE TO MAUI

We are back in Italy.

4 days ago we landed after the two days journey from Kahului to Linate. On Monday we went back to work, but, this is weird, the sadness for leaving our Hawaiian paradise was not as bad as I expected.

While driving on the A4 hwy slower than usual, I realized that that was one less among the many trips I will have to go as a commuter to Milano. 
A decision was taken.
I do not know yet how and when but one day or another we will move to Maui. That’s a fact.

Now the bricks of this goal still need to be built and put together but the Route to Maui has been undertaken.

Aloha

 

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PWA 2010: Fuerteventura Grand Slam

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22.07.10

Fuerteventura Grand Slam

EVENT PREVIEW – THE WHITE SANDS OF SOTAVENTO ARE HEATING UP IN PREPARATION FOR THE HIGH-OCTANE SLALOM RACING, AND THE OUTRIGHT FREESTYLE FRENZY THAT ARE ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE AS THE PWA’S STARS FLY INTO FUERTEVENTURA.

Celebrating 25 years of World Cup competition, this year’s Fuerteventura Grand Slam will run from the 23rd of July through to the 2nd of August, with Sotavento’s beautiful beaches playing centre stage to the world’s fastest slalom racers, and the most tricked up freestyle competitors.

Complete event summary at PWA web site

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PWA 2010: Pozo Grand Prix summary

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12.07.10

PWA Pozo Grand Prix

EVENT SUMMARY – VICTOR FERNANDEZ AND DAIDA RUANO MORENO ADD YET ANOTHER GRAN CANARIAN TITLE TO THEIR ALREADY EXTENSIVE LIST OF VICTORIES IN THE RELENTLESS WINDS AT THE INFAMOUS WORLD TOUR STOP IN POZO IZQUIERDO.

Marking the start of the 2010 PWA wave world tour, this hugely anticipated event in Pozo, Gran Canaria delivered 30-40 knot winds and head high waves over the four day period, allowing the world’s best wave sailors to bust out their most impressive moves in front of the international judging panel, and world media.

 

 

Complete event summary at PWA web site

PWA 2010: Pozo Grand Prix, day 4

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09.07.10

PWA Pozo Grand Prix

DAY 4 – THREE TIMES POZO CHAMPION VICTOR FERNANDEZ CLAIMS VICTORY IN THE MEN’S FLEET IN AN EPIC DOUBLE ELIMINATION SHOWDOWN TO ADD A FOURTH TROPHY TO HIS CABINET, WHILST DAIDA RUANO MORENO TAKES HOME HER TWELFTH CONSECUTIVE WOMEN’S TITLE!

With the forecast calling for the renowned nuclear winds, Pozo turned into a hive of world-class competition from the word go on the fourth and final day in Gran Canaria. Many sailors were intent on making amends for their previous mistakes, whilst others were insistent on stopping them in order to safeguard their own finishing spot from the single elimination.

 

Results

Men

1st Victor Fernandez (Fanatic, North, MFC)

2nd Philip Koster (Starboard, NeilPryde, Dakine)

3rd Ricardo Campello (JP, NeilPryde, MFC)

4th Dario Ojeda (Tabou, Simmer)

5th Marcilio Browne (Fanatic, North, MFC)

6th Robby Swift (JP, NeilPryde)

7th = Dany Bruch (Patrik, Severne)

7th = Marcos Perez (Exocet, Gun)

Women

1st Daida Ruano Moreno (Starboard, Severne)

2nd Iballa Ruano Moreno (Starboard, Severne)

3rd Karin Jaggi (Patrik, Severne)

4th Nayra Alonso (Fanatic, Severne)

5th Stefi Wahl (Patrik, Gaastra)

 

Complete report at PWA web site.

PWA 2010: Pozo Grand Prix, day 3

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08.07.10

PWA Pozo Grand Prix

DAY 3 – THE KING AND QUEEN REIGN SUPREME ON THE THIRD DAY AS THREE TIMES POZO CHAMPION, VICTOR FERNANDEZ TAKES DOWN PHILIP KÖSTER, AND TWELVE TIMES POZO CHAMPION, DAIDA RUANO MORENO CLAIMS VICTORY AHEAD OF HER SISTER IN THE SINGLE ELIMINATION.

A return of the relentless winds in Pozo allowed for a full day of sensational world tour competition with a single elimination completed for both the men’s and women’s fleets, and the first two rounds of the double down for the men. Competitors were maxed on 4.5s early in the morning enabling the competition to start on schedule at 09:30, and run right through to the early evening.

Complete report at PWA web site.

PWA 2010: Pozo Grand Prix, day 2

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07.07.10

PWA Pozo Grand Prix

DAY 2 – THE LOCALS RULE AT THEIR HOME BREAK AS POZO DELIVERS WIND AND WAVES ON THE SECOND DAY OF COMPETITION ENABLING THE MEN’S FLEET TO COMPLETE THE FIRST ROUND, WHILST THE WOMEN WAIT PATIENTLY ON THE BEACH.

The opening round of the 2010 PWA wave tour took place today in spectacular conditions off the Gran Canarian coast. The northerly direction meant that the usual relentless winds associated with Pozo didn’t kick in with full force, but an 18-25 knot breeze with small waves was sufficient for the competition to begin.

Complete report at PWA web site.

 

 

PWA 2010: Pozo Grand Prix

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06.07.10

PWA Pozo Grand Prix

DAY 1 – WAVE SAILING’S ELITE ARRIVED IN POZO TO BATTLE IT OUT IN THE RELENTLESS WIND AND WAVES WITH THE LOCAL HOTSHOTS, BUT WERE LEFT BECALMED ON THE BOULDERS, CREATING AN UNUSUALLY RELAXED VIBE FOR THE OPENING DAY OF WORLD-CLASS COMPETITION.

A windless trials also left all of those hoping to qualify for an entry eagerly awaiting the close of registration. In the end, there was a full fleet with just a couple of wildcard places available leaving many young guns disappointed to not make the cut.

With little wind, the most exciting part of the day culminated in the production of the elimination ladders. And, for the up and coming youngsters that had made it in to the competition, this moment was always going to be hard. Needless to say, there were no cries of joy – this is the toughest fleet in the world, and perhaps the most hardcore introduction to the PWA wave world tour. Easy draws are definitely a thing of the past in Pozo.


Complete report at PWA web site.