THE TIREE WAVE CLASSIC 2005 (and adventure sports activities) The Isle of Tiree, Scotland Saturday 15 - Saturday 22 October
“Some of the most dynamic sporting action you will see in the UK" - BBC Sportscene
From 15 to 22 October 2005 The Tiree Wave Classic, one of the most legendary events on the UK’s annual windsurfing calendar, returns to the stunning island off the West coast of Scotland (often described as The Hawaii of the North or The Land Below the Waves).
In the week long event extreme adrenaline fuelled action is guaranteed as some of the World's best sailors come together to brave the full Atlantic furies of wind and waves off this remote and exposed island to compete in freestyle, wave jumping and supercross disciplines – The Triple Crown.
Every day sailors will tour the beautiful beaches on the Isle of Tiree in order to take advantage of the best of the ever-changing conditions. Last year’s winners John Skye and Charlie Connolly will be defending their 2004 titles, but hot on their respective heels will be Ben Proffitt and Louise Emery, together with some of the UK’s top sailors desperate to take the hugely prized Tiree Wave Classic crown.
Every day promises to be as good as any other but to see the best of the action, chat to the competitors, experience the judging process and take part in the best of the other adventure activities on offer organisers suggest at least a two day visit.
Visitors and residents alike can rest assured that there is always something happening on the island during the week of the event. The Tiree Wave Classic Event village is located at the Tiree Lodge Hotel, Gott Bay and will be running a whole host of adventure sports throughout the duration of the event, the majority of which are free to all.
Activities include, Blo Karts (sand yachting for all ages) run by Blo Kart International, surfing tuition run by Clan Skates, surf kayaking and impact zone activities (ie cliff jumping and gorge walking) run by Hebridean Pursuits and windsurfing and kite surfing tuition run by Tiree’s own Wild Diamond. Power boat trips are also available; everything from a jetski to a 15 seater rib to a Zap Cat, the official rescue boat capable of 50 miles an hour through the waves. And for those looking for a wind powered trip there is sailing on a Hobie Cat. Skippinish Tours will also be running boat and fishing trips by arrangement. MORE>
Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries run a crossing once everyday from Oban. However on Thursday 20 October, Cal Mac are offering a fantastic opportunity to see the event and be back on the mainland within one day. On this special crossing the ferry will be taking the southern route via Mull and Fingals cave (condition dependent) - a tour not to be missed. Details can be found on the Tiree Wave Classic website www.tireewaveclassic.com by clicking on the Caledonian MacBrayne link.
The conditions at The Tiree Wave Classic always test the competitors to the full so they are always in the mood to party at the end of the day - everything from live bands to quiz nights to full on party nights! The nightly entertainment laid on at The Tiree Lodge Hotel and The Scarinish Hotel is legendary in the windsurfing calendar and the hotels extend their welcome to all visitors to dine or drink throughout the day and evening. To take advantage of the entertainment opportunities contact the Tiree Wave Classic Headquarters, in the Lodge Hotel from Saturday 15 - 23 October on 01879 220 368.