Slalom Sail Tuning with Antoine Albeau

NeilPryde slalom team spent three months in Maui this winter preparing for the PWA slalom season ahead. They created a short video series documenting their experience and providing racing tips and tricks for slalom windsurfers. In Episode 1, Antoine Albeau talks us through racing sail tuning.

Antoine Albeau breaks 50 knots in Luderitz

Antoine Albeau just arrived in Luderitz and already broke 50 knots reaching a speed of 50.07 kts. Check out the video above and head to for more details.

PWA Alacati World Cup Wraps Up

An unforgettable day for Delphine Cousin as she claims her first World Title, and Antoine Albeau claim victory in Alacati

The final day of the PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup saw two more eliminations completed for both the men and women as the Meltemi wind continued to blow for much of the day. At the end of the day Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) battled his way back to the top of the rankings to secure the event victory, with one bullet and a second place today. Meanwhile, in the women’s fleet Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic / Chris Benz / Maui Ultra Fins) continued to dominate with back-to-back elimination victories on the final day to emphatically claim the event win, but the biggest news of the day involves Delphine Cousin (JP / NeilPryde) who will remember this day forever, after clinching her maiden world title as she was crowned the 2013 PWA Women’s Slalom World Champion.

Final Rankings at the PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup – Men’s Slalom
1st Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde)
2nd Alberto Menegatti (Starboard / Point-7)
3rd Julien Quentel (RRD / NeilPryde)
4th Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (Starboard / Costa Hoevel)
5th Cyril Moussilmani (Starboard / Severne)
6th Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / North)
7th Antoine Questel (Starboard / Loft Sails)
8th Micah Buzianis (JP / MauiSails)
9th Ben van der Steen (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic / Different)
10th Ross Williams (Tabou / Gaastra)

Final Rankings at the PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup – Women’s Slalom
1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic / Chris Benz / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Delphine Cousin (JP / NeilPryde)
3rd Cagla Kubat (Starboard / Loft Sails)
4th Valerie Ghibaudo (Tabou / Gaastra / Mystic)
5th Ayako Suzuki (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic)
6th Dilara Uralp (JP / NeilPryde)
7th Lena Erdil (Patrik / Loft Sails / Mystic / AL360)
8th Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne)

Women’s 2013 PWA Slalom Overall Standings: (Final 2013)
1st Delphine Cousin (JP / NeilPryde)
2nd Valerie Ghibaudo (Tabou / Gaastra / Mystic)
3rd Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne)
4th Cagla Kubat (Starboard / Loft Sails)
5th Ayako Suzuki (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic)
6th Dilara Uralp (JP / NeiPryde)
7th Lena Erdil (Patrik / Loft Sails / Mystic / AL360)
8th Marion Mortefon (Starboard / Severne)

Antoine Albeau introduces the new RRD X-Fire

RRD is on the fifth version of the X-Fire hi-performance slalom board and the choice of 11 time World champion Antoine Albeau. Check out what what he’ll be riding in this years PWA slalom tour.

Day 2 of the PWA Catalunya World Cup

First blood to Albeau as the reigning world champion claims the first victory of the week

The local thermal effect kicked in once again on day two of the PWA Catalunya World Cup as the remainder of the opening elimination was completed, under glorious sunny skies and winds ranging from 7-14 knots. Reigning world champion – Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) – sailed a flawless elimination and was duly rewarded with the first bullet of the week, firmly stamping his name at the top of the event rankings, but it was truly a day to forget for Alberto Menegatti.

Get indepth coverage of day 2 at the PWA Catalunya World Cup at

Results After Elimination One

1st Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde)

2nd Matteo Iachino (F2 / Challenger Sails / AL360)

3rd Cyril Moussilmani (Starboard / Severne)

4th Pieter Bijl (Angulo / NeilPryde)

5th Micah Buzianis (JP / MauiSails)

Tahiti Winter with Albeau and Quentel

Antoine Albeau and Julien Quentel in Tahiti during the winter of 2012, experiencing everything this Island paradise has to offer. Windsurf, Sup, Surf and hanging with Tahitians’ friends, enjoy the clip from Eric Bellande.

Antoine Albeau Maui Slalom

Antoine Albeau slaloms sailing at Kanaha, Maui in April 2013.

Antoine Albeau Foil Windsurfing

Antoine Albeau foil windsurfing.

Lüderitz Speed Challenge – Antoine Albeau Interview

French Magazine Windsurf Journal grabbed an interview with Antoine Albeau after the Luderitz Speed Challenge.

Antoine Albeau at Speed in Namimbia

On November 21th 2012, Antoine Albeau after smashed the 50 knots barrier several times reached 51 knots, ending with the best performance ever in windsurfing and registering a New Speed World Record : 52.05 knots!!!  Check out his insane speeds in this video.

Antoine Albeau hits 52.05 knots

Almost everyday a record has been broken in Nambia, the windsurfers keep smashing the 500M record.  On Wednesday November 21, Antoine Albeau was timed at 52.05 knots improving his own record, as he had already set on November 13.

Anders Bringdal followed with a new Swedish Record which is also Production board World Record, 51.45 knots!

Jurjen Van Der Noord the Dutch Record Holder also went over 51 knots today, joining Anders Bringdal and Cédric Bordes, with 51.26 knots!

With more than a week left there`s no telling what happened, and the big man Bjorn Dunkerbeck just joined the contest and we can expect some big numbers from him, but will he or anyone beat Antoine Albeau’s 52 knots?

Albeau and Bringdal smash the 50 knot barrier

After the promising first few days at Luderitz Speed Challenge, everyone felt that the 50 knot barrier wasn’t far off with some close runs and a new World Record. Finally, on Tuesday, the barrier was broken and records kept tumbling with almost every run.
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Antoine Albeau broke the windsurf world speed record : 50.59 knots in Luderitz, Namibia

Today Antoine Albeau broke the windsurf world speed record : 50.59 knots in Luderitz, Namibia. Anders Bringdal and Antoine Albeau exceeded 50 knots with respectively 50.46 and 50.59 knots on a 500 m course in windsurfing.

Team Pryde at the Sylt PWA 2012

Philip Köster crowned Wave World Champion, Antoine Albeau Slalom World Champion, Youp Schmit Youth Freestyle World Champion and Steven Van Broeckhoven 3rd place in the freestyle. A very successful finish to 2012 for Team Pryde.

Day 4 PWA Sylt – Albeau Strong and Diaster for Dunkerbeck in Slalom

On the third day the slalom sailors finally took to the water, as winds ranged from 8 – 20 knots. Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) enjoyed an excellent day as the Frenchman won back-to-back bullets to enhance his title challenge. It was a completely different story for the current leader of the slalom tour though, Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard / Severne / Mystic / Dunkerbeck Eyewear / Chris Benz), as he missed out on the first winners’ final and then suffered an untimely catapult in the second final of the day. Dunkerbeck will will be hoping for a miracle if he hopes to maintain his title.

Read the full report on Day 2 here.

The live stream is on right now @ PWA.