Whilst down in the south we are looking forward to NWF in a few short weeks time, up in Scotland their very own Scottish Windfest will take centre stage. Taking place on 13th – 15th September up in Troon, Scottish Windfest will combine a mix of watersports for all ages on a fantastic beach, with an even better atmosphere.
As we look ahead to the 2013 event we thought it a great time to look back at exactly why the event is so great with some stats and feedback from 2012 attendees:The biggest ever Windfest took place in 2012 with the site taking over the whole of Barassie Beach with:
- 90 participants registered aged from the under 10’s to the over 65’s
- A designated camping area that extended three times to accommodate people travelling from across the whole of the UK to join us
- Over 9000 spectators through the site enjoying the family friendly atmosphere, carnival rides and attractions, hot food stalls and the fully serviced bar in the all-weather event marquees
- Working in partnership with the British Kitesurfing Association to host national leg of professional freestyle competition under the banner of the Windfest for the first time
- Trade and industry demonstrations, presentations and workshops from major brands showcasing the latest kit and technologies
- 1000+ hours of unpaid volunteer work to make the event a reality
“The BKSA tour had an awesome time, the team loved the relaxed festival vibe. The Scottish Windfest was fantastic and well done to the SWF team for organising a great weekend”.
British Kitesurfing Association
“Organisers really took care of me and everyone was really encouraging. The competition was brilliant fun with everyone looking out for each other as the wind was a bit offshore.”
Cameron Auld – 11-year-old kitesurfer
“The Windfest is a great event. The whole weekend was fun and enjoyable for the whole family and is a great way of brining the local community together.”
Louise Holland – Local Resident
“The Windfest is an exciting opportunity for all ages and stages to compete in a fun, family friendly event. It was great to sail with T15 sailors and some of the legends of windsurfing.”
Jim Gamble – Windsurfer
Keep up to date with the Scottish Windfest here on Boards and on their own website here.