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Preparations for the second year of the  WATERSWEETS OCEAN FESTIVAL 2008 are in full swing to create a week filled with adrenalin and fun.

When and where will the event be held this year?
We will revisit the Greek village of Vassiliki, Lefkada. We start on 26 June 2008 and keep moving through 3 July 2008.

The next year, which follows the successful completion of the first year, will be prepared in cooperation with accomplished sportsmen and artists from both the Czech Republic, Greece and other European countries to make sure we will rock you!

Our website www.watersweets.com will keep you informed on anything which has to do with the Festival and its preparation. Have a look and get more info about the programme!

And what is prepared for you?

„X Opening ceremony and parade;
„X Windsurfing 2008 ¡V FREESTYLE, Open Championship of the Czech Republic;
„X Windsurfing 2008 ¡V SLALOM, Open Championship of the Czech Republic;
„X PROKIDS Qualifier OPEN SLALOM/FREESTYLE: qualification for the Junior World Championship;
„X European yachting cup, Laser and Catamaran class regatta;
„X Family fun regatta;
„X Water scooter exhibition;
„X Racing car test rides and exhibition;
„X FMX – Freestyle Motocross exhibition;
„X BMX exhibition;
„X 7milesboots show;
„X Live performances of Simon¡¦s band and D. Greed¡¦s Hip Hop Group;
„X Live performance of the band Sandboy;
„X Live performance of the band CLOU;
„X Greek night: live performance of Martha and Tena and Greek dance classes;
„X Miss Bikini contest including a fashion show, karaoke show and tombola;
„X Children Olympic Games;
„X Closing dance party, DJ, winner announcement and awarding ceremony, fireworks; and
„X Night parties with bartender shows


Now a word or two about windsurfing

What competitions will be held? You can certainly look forward to SLALOM and FREESTYLE. As in the previous year, windsurfing competitions are announced and organised in cooperation with the Czech Windsurfing Association (www.cwa.cz).
The competitions are OPEN for both professional and amateur surfers. Winners will receive prize-money on the final night ceremony (we will disclose the prize-money amount soon; what is however certain now is that the amount will exceed last year¡¦s level, plan EUR 8000 – TBC).
The races will be judged by the professional judges in cooperation with the European Freestyle Assocciation.
If you bring your board, we prepare a storage place for the time of the competitions ¡V for free and at the place of the races.

To respond to the huge success from the first year, the festival¡¦s program will include ProKids Qualifier (www.prokidsfreestyle.com) again. This competition is designed for young talented surfers below 18 years of age. The winners will qualify for the Junior World Championship to be held in the Caribbean and will get many material prizes such as a brand new board 2008, sails etc.

Soon at our website you find the registration forms with entry fees which you can use to enroll to the competitions.

Each day will be completed with a night party. We will not let you idle and will introduce to you one part of the program every night (Concerts, FMX, BMX, Miss Bikini, etc.). We can imagine where this will take your adrenaline and will therefore hold after parties for you with the help of local clubs and bars.

The largest party will be held on the last night in the Vassiliki port. It is a custom that this WATERSWEETS OCEAN FESTIVAL DANCE PARTY is dedicated to the winners of the sports competitions who will be announced and awarded at the party. The official ceremony will be followed by a dance party with a DJ and the screening of shots from the whole festival. If you are nice, the festival will be closed with a special firework (on the sea as we would rather preserve the island rather than burn it down).

And how to get there? By plane to Preveza from most of the countries (charter flights) or by ferry from Italy (Venice, Ancona) or by car. Vassiliki can offer many places to accommodate you, so let us know and we will advice you where you can go and stay!




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