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SURF BETTY CAMP 2006, Oct. 7th-8th! 11102006



The 2windy.com sponsor .SrfSnoSk8. are organizing a Surf Betty Camp October 7th to 8th, 2006 at Borestrand south of Stavanger. This is party of the ".SrfSnoSk8.Endless Summer Weekend" on the West Coast of Norway with the National Championship in Windsurfing Wave and Freestyle. Also demo of 2007 windsurfing equipement from NorthSails, Fanatic, Mistral and F2. On Saturday night everyone are invited to a party. The head instructor of the camp are the best female Surfer in Norway and .SrfSnoSk8. teamrider, Inger-Elin Knappskog.Organizer of the Camp is Lill Bente Hollstedt of 2windy.com and .SrfSnoSk8. The Surf Betty Camp is open to all girls. Link til story og bilder...

SUMMER CAMP 2006 - WE ARE READY! 05052006

We have put together a really nice program for this years WindSurf Summer Camp 24th - 25th of June. This years location is just 15 km south of Oslo, in Tonsberg. We also want to invite all Swedish and Danish girls that would like to meet the most smiling girls in windsurfing. This years sponsors and partners are extraordinary and the girls will be treated like the princesses they all are... more...

END OF SUMMER WEEKEND 2005! 24092005


16 girls from "WindSrf Girls Norway" visited Varberg, Sweden for a windsurfing weekend! Lots of sunshine, lots of laughs, new friends, lots of time on water… in a little to little wind. But nothing can stop such a happy crowed from making the most out of a windsurfing weekend. more...


WHAT DID YOU DO THIS SUMMER? 13092004

Looking out the window it tells me (Lill) that fall is arriving again to us unfortunate enough to live far away from anything remotely tropic. But up here in Norway the Diva-girls are keeping it going for a little while longer and fighting their way into the (always to small) winter suits to welcome the heavy storms in the weeks to come... A message arrived into my mailbox from our world champion Dorota asking for girls to come to Sylt, and promised no racing in heavy shorebreak! Our dear friend Amara (picture) from Thailand keeps "terrorising" my mailbox with pictures like this one. She is lucky enough to be a Starboard importer and a couple of weeks ago got to try out all the 2005 boards! For those who don't already know, she runs a nice windsurfing operation in Pattaya (link). Myself I have been working with windsurfing all summer and finally(!) got some sailing last week... tuning my FW equipment(!), consisting of one board, one sail, one bom, one mast and the perfect fin... this is embarrassing, but true. But don't be to hard on me. I have worked very hard with the young sailors and actually had 22 kids from 8-15 year attending a Rookie-Camp in August and is the "official aunt" of the Norwegian FE juniors... It would be just great to hear what Lucy, Amy, Dorota, Gina, Margit, Christine, Katarina, Shelly, Karen, Marliess and everyone have been up to this summer! Carrie I know has been out on the water a bit lately, and rumours has it she found it to be a good date-activity... and she also is doing downhill mountain biking! Why don't you send a few words and/or some pictures and we can share some cool moments, even breath some life into the women-windsurfing again - I think we look pretty dead at the moment! more...


DIVA WINDSURF NORWAY SPRING CAMP 2004

We are happy to announce DIVA WINDSURF NORWAY SPRING CAMP 2004, May 22nd – 23rd. We got GREAT sponsors and lots of things ready! Last year was a big success and inspiration! Our network is growing fast and we are really looking forward to this year! more...
 

THE NORWEGIAN DIVAS CHALLANGING WINTER... 22022004

The Norwegian winter always feels much to long for the 55 girls in the Norwegian east-coast windsurfing network. But the girls are finding suitable challanges during wintertime. You will be sure to meet one or more blasting downhill or in the fun-park of any ski hill at any time. And most important they are keeping in touch! And we are happy to report that on February 21st one of our most active girls Solveig Larsen joined the Saab Salomon crossmax series and took home a respectable 3rd place and 120 Euros. Congratulation! www.crossmaxseries.com 

 

INVITATION TO THE PAN AMERICAN FE EVENT MARCH 18-20TH 19022004

Gina Rodriguez is full speed ahead for the 2004 season. She now invites all raceloving girls to her island for the Pan American Formula Experience event March 18-20th. She promises nice wind and plenty of sunhine for everyone. Charterboards are available for those wanting to travel light or don’t own a Formula Experience board. For more info on the event look at the website www.caribbeanformula.com or send a mail to Gina.


NEWSLETTER #1 2004 09012004

The first 2004 newletter for "Diva Windsurfing Norway" has been mailed out. It is in Norwegian (sorry). If you didn´t recive it, it just means that your e-mail is not in our file. If you want to recive future news on mail, please let us know.  more...


THE STORY FROM "LADIES CHALLANGE", PATTAYA, THAILAND 15122003

Warm sea, nice wind and hard working organizers welcomed the 8 girls from 4 nations that in the end made it to the Ladies Challenge in Pattaya, Thailand. The Formula Experience Charter boards already waiting on the beach made traveling a breeze. more...

 

READY FOR THE "LADIES CHALLANGE" DECEMBER 5-9TH, PATTAYA, THAILAND 24112003

In the days before the event there will be a training camp at the Amara Sailing Center. Then on Dec 5th in the afternoon the racing will start. In the days following the women-event is the Formula Experience Asian Championship. Lill are looking forward to leave the cold winter behind and enjoy the beach and wind! Follow the event on the StarBoard site. more...
 


RANKING FOR WOMEN CUP 2003 PUBLISHED 20112003

The second season of the Formula Windsurfing Woman Cup shows an incredible 53 names on the ranking. The 2003 season has been a big step in the right direction for the girls taking the big jump into international racing. The organizers have treated the fleet with respect. What we dreamt of just last year, like having our fleet alone on the water, moving the racing out of Europe, and more have come true! The level of racing has increased and the challenges on the water for the girls in the top and the rest of the fleet has been great. See the ranking and comments from the girls on the official Women Cup page. In our eyes not only the winner Dorota, but all the girls on the ranking are winners - CONGRATULATION!

 

116 PICTURES FROM THE CANADA EVENT… 02112003

The slides Lill brought home from Canada are now scanned. Have a look! more...


 



 


WOMEN´S WORLD FORMULA CUP JULY 23-27 2003, SQUAMISH, CANADA 16072003

Finally the time to bring the Women Cup out of Europe is here and we are looking forward to showing even more of the world what great fun women windsurfing is. Latest news is that everything is ready in Squamish and the girls have started to arrive. You can follow the girls on the official event-page www.cnwc.ca and hopefully also on www.women.formulawindsurfing.org. We will try and post reports on our page during the event. Or in worst case lots of stories and pictures will be published right after and final reports when Lill goes back to Norway. more...

 

DOROTA GOT A NEW CAR… 16072003

This just shows how attractive women windsurfers can be for the sponsors… Congratulation Dorota and we all just love the décor! And drive safe! Dorota is sailing the Polish Open Nationals in Jurata before flying to Canada. Follow this event with 9 girls attending on: www.windsurfingeracup.com/jurata.php

 

WOMEN CUP MIEDZYZDROJE JULY 9-13 04072003

Follow the event with the largest numbers of girls this season on the official Women Cup page! Both Carrie and Lill was ther last year and the event was great fun and amazing racing for all the girls. We know it will be just the same this year. Follow the event on www.women.formulawindsurfing.org and www.formulawindsurfing.org

 

update women cup in canada 17062003

Carrie has an update for the girls that are coming to the Women Cup in Vancover, Canada, July 23rd-27th. This event will be a fantastic and we hope YOU have booked your ticket! more...

 

100% SUCCESS FOR THE DIVA CAMP 2003 12052003

Henriette Nielsen again did a fantastic job, with the support and help from sponsors StarBoard and NeilPryde, coaches Brian Røghild and Nikolaj Kruppa, she managed to gather 23 girls from 9 countries at Lake Garda. CONGRATULATION from the 2windy.com girls on a job well done, and for the inspiration this gives girls all over the world! Read the story!  more...

 

THE 2003 WOMEN FORMULA CUP IS “ROCKING”… 03052003

Tune into the official Formula Women Page and keep up with what is happening!  more...

 

LADIES CHALLANGE PATTAYA, THAILAND. THE RACE WE ARE NOT GOING TO MISS... 24042003

December 4th - 7th 2003. Imagine: A women's only event on the warm waters of the South China Sea. Competing in a very relaxed atmosphere (it is Thailand after all) with a mild steady breeze, tropical sun, 30 degrees. Wet suits not needed.  more...

 

WONDERING WHAT FORMULA IS ALL ABOUT?

The CNWA.CA site has published a really cool video. Take a look!  more...

 

THE OFFICAL WOMEN FORMULA PAGE IS BACK 18032003

News, events, ranking, photos, gossip...  more...

 

Minimum 10 women needed to make a fleet in 2003 EuroCup 10032003

More information can be found under "General Rules" at www.euro-cup.org. The girls have started a string on the StarBoard Women Forum to find out who is planning to do what events this year. Please let us know YOUR plans for 2003 more...

 

Preliminary Notice of Race 06032003

2003 Trident Canadian National Windsurfing Championships North American West Coast Series Event and Formula Windsurfing (IFWC) Women’s Cup.  more...

 

2003 WOMEN CUP CALENDAR 01032003

IFWC approved new calendar of 2003 Women Cup and it is here officially published. more...

 

The 2003 Canadian National Windsurfing Championships June 24th - 27th in Squamish, British Columbia 25022003

Windsurfing Canada, Trident Performance Boards and Roberts High Performance Sailboards invite windsurfers to the Canadians, the national windsurfing championships, which will crown the top Canadian Man and Woman sailors in combined Formula, Slalom and Freestyle. The Canadians is also the Canadian qualifier for the IFCA World Championships in Hyeres, France in October. The Canadians also qualifies as a Women's Cup event which means some of the world's best women sailors will be testing the wind at the national in Squamish. The results obtained by current USW members in the NRT Classes will count toward the USW National Ranking.  more...

 

Back again - the Diva Camp 2003 25022003

The Neil Pryde/Starboard Women’s International Formula Windsurfing Camp 2003. more...

 

 

 

 

2006 CAMP - READ ALL ABOUT IT... 31012007

38 girls in perfect contitions was the headline from the 2006 Windsurf Girls Camp in Norway... Read the story and look at the great prictures! more...

33 girls, ready, set, go..! 11062006

33 girl have signed up for the 2windy.com Windsurf Camp 2006. So far this season the number of girls on the beaches around the "Oslofjord" have been higher than in many many years... The organizers have been down at the location of the camp for a final inspection and are just "stoooked" to see how good everything looks. And if no wind... (will not happen) our sponsor have in store about 10 tonns of water toys, wakeaboard, waterskies etc. Maximum numbers of participants will be 40 girls! So we have extended the deadline.. out this week! HURRY if you want a spot...

18 girls, ready, set, go..! 08092005


18 girls have signed up for the 2windy.com WindSrf Girls Norway trip September 9-11. Destination is Varberg, Sweden. A great place for wavesailing south of Goteborg. Small cottages has been rented right on the beach and the girls are ready to rock... We are looking forward to present prictures and more when we come back! Hopefully we will also meet up with some local "windsurfing sisters"...


DIVA WINDSURFING NORWAY WEEKEND 2004 – LOTS OF WIND!
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Lots of wind
welcomed the girls that found their way to Torkildstranda, Drøbak, 30 minutes south of Oslo. During the two days the girls spent as much time on the water as possible and on Saturday they had a fun relay race to win some great prizes… more...
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DIVA WINDSURF NORWAY weekend aug 28-29
25082004

Many of our Diva Girls in Norway are asking about a little help to learn more advanced techniques like waterstart, jibing etc. At Torkildstranda in Drøbak, 30 minutes south of Oslo on Saturday and Sunday between 12.00 and 16.00 there will be instructors to teach the girls some secrets. Everyone that are on the board and can sail back and know the absolute basics will have something to learn. There will be no official program in the evening, but if the weather is nice bring your BBQ and we will enjoy the sunset. For those who want to stay the night in Drøbak, there is several hotels. First of all the focus of the weekend will be on sailing together and T.OW (time on water)! To spice up the weekend the leading junior Formula Experience sailors are also invited. These young boys will show how much it is possible to learn in a short time!
The weekend is hosted by 2windy.com in collaboration with SeaSport!


DIVA WINDSURF NORWAY SPRING CAMP 2004 – A HUGE SUCCESS!
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The many girls that had taken the trip to Larkollen, a bit more than one hour south of Oslo had a fantastic time. 2 days with
good wind and sunshine. Theory on land and instruction on the water, competition, nice lunch, dinner and a really nice party on Saturday night… We are impressed! Big thanks to everyone for all the help and participation!

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PICTURES!
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NORWAGIAN WINDSURFING GIRLS IN FULL FORCE FOR THE DIVA-CAMP 17052004

With still 5 days left to the start of the second windsurfing spring camp in Norway just for women there is an amazingly 44 girls signed up. This is nothing less than impressive. A small country of just 4 ½ million people and most of the girls are from the capital Oslo and surrounding areas. At last years camp 28 women attended. This year for two full days girls on all levels will have fun on water and land. It will be instruction, party, BBQ and also a fun-race with three divisions. All the girls are looking forward to the camp!  


THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN THE VIDEO SECTION...
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We have published 2 new clips from the 2windy.com adventure 2003. From Vancouver Island and The Gorge. Plug in your high speed modem and enjoy! more...


55 NORWEGIAN DIVAS…
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The calendar shows November and Lill has to tell the world that the “Diva Windsurf Norway” mailing list now contains the names of 55 girls! And this just from Oslo and the surrounding areas. Throughout the season the feedback from the stores, beaches and the girls themselves has been incredible! The ones that stepped on the board for the first time in spring are flying, several girls nailed their first jibes, water starts and JUMPS! And 3 more girls are now ready to challenge Formula racing and even more are looking into the Freerace class.  

 

WE HAVE OPNED OUR TUTORIAL SECTION 20112003

Our articles are aimed towards the girls who are transferring from short board and are recreational sailors who want to get involved in racing. We are not world champions but in total Carrie & Lill have windsurfed for more than 30 years (shocking…!) and believe we have some good not to technical advice to get you a bit on your way. PS: If you have any comments, we hope you drop us a mail!  more...

 

WHAT AN ADVENTURE WE HAD… 25082003


Lill have crash-landed back in Oslo after 4 weeks “over there” and Carrie just reported in that she has put on the suit to start her new job! Lill can’t blame the slow progress on this page behind a jet-lag anymore and has started to write on the story - just because we want to tell everyone else what a great time we had this summer! Who knows how long she will use to get the words down, but there is so much to say and so many pictures to show! There was so much wind,
great friends, super locations, amazing hospitality, exiting racing, so many girls (and cute boys) and King Louis… We felt like we where 24 againJust please show a little patient and STAY TUNED!  more...

 

LILLS FLYING TO CANADA TO MEET UP WITH CARRIE 16072003

It is finally time to start this year 2windy.com girl’s adventure. First we do the Women Cup in Squamish, then August 2-4 WIRED (Formula, Slalom & Freestyle)/USW N.R.T. event, Nitinat Lake, Vancouver Island, B.C. And if we have any energy left we will drive down to The Gorge, to do an 2 day event and also test our the 3.5 sails and really small boards. Reports and pictures and later even some film will be published on this page. Have a good summer everyone! Please drop us an e-mail if you want to tell us something. more...

 

SOME PICTURES FROM WOMEN CUP MIEDZYZDROJE JULY 9-13 16072003

The flue hit Lill in Poland and sent her straight to bed looking at the ceiling of the room for most of the event. The event was perfect, with lots girls on the water, well organized, proper attention for the sailors by TV, media, audience etc. Lill have published some pictures from the event. And also sends out a hello to all the new girls joining the Women Cup! PS: Hope to see all the Danish girls at the Nordic Championship in fall! pictures…

 

THE GIRLS ARE GETTING READY FOR THIS YEARS ADVENTURE… 04072003

Carrie took a well deserved long weekend to get some good sailing down in The Gorge. Last weekend she also got the chance to take a fresh look at the race-site for the up-coming Women Cup in Squamish. She reported home about good conditions and also is amazed about the SB 147s downwind speed! Lill are packing it up for Poland and the Women Cup in Miedzyzdroje She is complaining loudly about little sailing lately. Feeling totally out of shape already. There just has not been any wind! She is leaving for Poland on Monday July 7th. Happy that she got all her equipment in order after a long wait. We will be back with a reports from The Gorge and Poland before the girls finally meet up in Vancouver July 17th.

 

”DIVA JIBE NIGHT” JUNE 17th 17062003

10 girls and a dog named Smith, showed up at the sailing spot Torkildstranda in Drøbak. A small town 30 kilometer south of Oslo, Norway. It was a windy night!  more...

 

DIVA WINDSURF NORWAY- THE CAMp story 09062003

A fantastic 28 girls turned up to the first ever "Diva Windsurf Camp" in Norway. It was a packed weekend with lots of sailing, sun and wind. The report is still only in Norwegain but we urge everyone to take a look at the 100 pictures of some fantastic girls!  more...

 

DIVA GIRLS ON THE FRONTPAGE OF OSLOS LARGEST EVENING NEWSPAPER! 05062003

In front of the “Diva Windsurf Norway” Spring Camp 2003 Lill got the opertunity to demonstrate to a journalist what girls do best! Together with her windsurfing friend Eli they inspired the text that resulted in front-page and also 2 pages inside. If you don’t know Norwegian, then just check out the pictures and click on all the links more...

 

news! DIVA WINDSURF NORWAY... 27052003

Vi har lagt ut program og pressemelding for campen på Ringshaugstranda i Tønsberg 7-8 juni 2003. Rundt 20 jenter er påmeldt og vi vet at helgen blir supermoro!  more...

 

THE WAY A 2WINDY.COM GIRL LIKE IT… 16052003

On her short trip to Rønbjerg in Denmark, Lill had lots of wind and sailed everything from 11m2 Formula down to an overpowered 4.0m2 wavesail. The sport-center she stayed at www.danparcs.dk offered everything an active person could possible desire. But most important: After a hard day sailing on the water you could sit down and relax in the newly opened SPA. Lill is going back there and will let these two small pictures tell the rest…(until she gets the rest of the picutres developed)! She also broke her last FS 6000 490 mast and have since returning home been holding the 9.8 in way to much wind, also tried out 510 North Viper with a pretty bad result! Hopefully the wait for the new Gaastra Ingniton 490 mast will not be to long! Braking equipment is just NO fun when the 9.0 is what saves a small girl on a windy day! Anyone listening?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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