This year sees Chris Audsley (Mistral / Sailworks) becoming part of 'Team

Fakefish' ( joining team member John Skye (F2 / Arrows)

with Jem Hall (North Shore / Neil Pryde Wetsuits / Chiemsee) as trainer and

coach. The coach / sailor relationship certainly began with a baptism of

fire with a windy and extreme contest in Ireland in the first event of the

UKWA Triple crown Freewave series. Chris secured an overall 5th place

behind some very talented and experienced sailors aided by a full power

display on the last day of competition to get a 3rd in the final round

nailing some monster back and push loops along with solid riding in 30 - 40

knots of wind.

Adding to his results in Ireland Chris secured an overall

1st in the recent pro 'expression sessions' at the UKWA qualifier in Shoreham.

John has been training hard on Maui with the very talented pro tour young

guns of Kauli Seadi, Dioni Guadigno and Jesse Brown. With a couple of new

moves up his sleeve Sky Boy will definitely be one to watch this year. John

has just touched down and taken off to Guincho to compete in a local event

there. Hoping to repeat his success of last year where he secured his

European Freestyle Champion result.

Team Fakefish is backed by Tapping The Source (,

the software development house behind the new 2XS website. They have

provided a financial package in order that team coach Jem Hall may travel

with the sailors to key events to provide video analysis during competition

and oversee preparation and coaching. The sailors will also have windsurf

specific workouts and nutritional advice provided. Being a part of the

Boards test team enables Jem to offer equipment tuning tips and ensure that

the boy's toys are fully up to speed. Rumours that the boys have to warm up

in lycra whilst doing aerobics are unfounded.