SLALOM IS GO AT SOTAVENTO
The Professional Windsurfers Association has announced today that it has
reached agreement for the joint sanctioning of the upcoming Slalom event
at Sotavento, Fuerteventura.
The International Funboard Class Association (IFCA) Slalom World
Championships will take place at Sotavento from 22nd to 30th July 2005.
Under the new agreement, the event will also now become a stop on the PWA
Slalom 42 Racing Tour.
Sotavento has been a firm venue on the PWA World Tour with outstanding
events annually in the Racing, Freestyle and Super X disciplines for over
twenty years. That tradition will now continue as, once again,
Fuerteventura takes centre stage as the first stop on this year’s PWA
Some of the biggest names in windsurfing will compete for glory in
Fuerteventura, including former PWA World Champions, Micah Buzianis (F2,
North Sails), Kevin Pritchard (Starboard, Maui Sails) and Bjorn Dunkerbeck
(North Sails) The women’s fleet also has it’s share of PWA champions with
Karin Jaggi (f2) hoping to topple current PWA Racing Champion Allison
Shreeve (F2, Neil Pryde)
A collaboration such as this has not been seen since 2002 when the PWA
joined forces with the Formula Windsurfing Class to jointly sanction the
Formula World Championships and finals of the PWA Racing Tour at the 2002
World Cup Sylt.
Event Organizer Renè Egli
“We are very happy to be hosting a joint collaboration such as this and
very happy to have the PWA back in Sotavento this year. We have a very
good history of events with the PWA and we are very glad to be able to
continue that relationship for 2005 and years to come.”
PWA Tour Manager Rich Page
“July would not be July without a PWA contest at Sotavento. It is an
incredible windsurfing location and is ideal for competition. The record
of successful events there stretches back over two decades and Renè and
the local authorities put on an excellent and exceptionally professional
event year after year. We hope that this may be the first of many future
collaborations with other windsurfing organizations and a major
stepping-stone to greater unification within the sport.
Competitors still wishing to sign up for the event may do so at
http://www.rene-egli.com/ , where they can find all