The stage is set, the forecast is in and the riders are signed up. With just a few days left in the run up to the event we have more than 25 confirmed competitors in the first ever King of the Wind. With pre-entry extended to Friday 2nd November on www.kingofthewind.co.uk, we are expecting a few more guys and girls to join the fleet.
With Hurricane Sandy making it’s way across the Atlantic Ocean we could well find the UK under a blanket of wind. Many of our competitors are currently competing in France where storm force winds have warmed them up nicely for the final stage of the European Freestyle Pro Tour that will take place between the 3-6th November within the shores of Weymouth Harbour.
Four days of action packed freestyle will entertain the public as they come to watch these athletes perform moves that were just not possible even five years ago! All the action throughout the wind powered side of the event will take place at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy where this summer the Olympic Games sent waves of action pulsating across globe.
A special addition to the agenda will be the night tow-in supported by Red Bull on Monday 5th November. With the beach set to be packed by up to 15,000 spectators ready to witness the annual spectacle that is the Weymouth Fireworks display, the finest freestyle windsurfers in Europe will warm up the crowd with a show of acrobatic like moves. A 45 minute floodlit tow-in session will crown the tow-in master for the first ever King of the Wind event.
On top of the action from the guys, a number of girls will be attending to take place in the first ever Femi Pleasure Queen of the Wind. Femi Pleasure is a lifestyle clothing brand within Europe, keen to extend their reach they are excited to be supporting the event with prize money for the ladies. A first for UK women’s freestyle windsurfing. One such entry will be UK windsurfer Danielle Lucas who is currently ranked at 7th in the world.
With €5750 prize money up for grabs in total the riders will rip the waters of Weymouth and once again leave shock-waves just like those of the Olympics.
Professional photograpers and videographers will be on hand to provide daily photos and video podcasts of the event to the worlds media. For those wishing to join the media mailing list please contact us through our website.
An evening social program will keep the young and the young at heart entertained with two GlobalShots organised raves in the ever popular Lazy Lizard. Where the professional windsurfers, the public and fans of the EFPT will come together until the small hours.
For all the details on how to enter, how to get hold of those limited party tickets or where to watch the action, head over to www.kingofthewind.co.uk