KING OF THE CAPE GETS PWA RECOGNITION

The 2002 Verizon King of the Cape Freestyle Pro-Am has been recognized by

the Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA). This event will be a PWA

Freestyle Qualifier offering prize money of $15,000 USD, to be split $10,000

USD for men, and $5,000 for women. On the PWA Freestyle Tour, it will be

the third stop, following Neusiedler See, Austria event, and just proceeding

the Costa Brava, Spain Freestyle Event.

Being the ONLY US Pro Tour stop, we are anticipating great attendance

figures for spectators and competitors alike. So far, MANY top freestyle

pros from around the world have committed to attending the event including,

Maui sailor and 1999 King of the Cape, currently ranked 2nd in the world,

Josh Stone and his brother Jason Stone, Maui sailor currently ranked 3rd in

the world, Matt Pritchard, last years King of the Cape from Montreal,

Quebec, Martin Van Geenhoven, Barbados windsurfing luminary Brian "Irie

Man"

Talma, Rhode Island, USA born and bread pro sailor, Web Pedrick, Maui sailor

Nathan Mershon, and our own local pro from Long Island, New York, Jace

Panebianco. These top pro sailors will sure be challenged by ace rookies

from the Island nation of Bonaire, including Tonky Frans, his brother Tati

Frans, and Keke Dammers. And don't forget, TOP Amateur sailor, Mike Burns,

who won the King of the Cape in 2001 will be competing at the Pro Level for

the first time, testing his mettle against the best of the best. All duking

it out on the water for $10,000 USD.

In addition to all these very talented men filling out the pro men's

division, we have MOST of the top Women Pros coming to the event, from near

and far including TOP women freestylist currently ranked 1st in the world

Colette Guadagnino from Margarita, Venezuela, 2nd in the world Iballa Moreno

from the Canary Islands, Spain, and her sister currently ranked 3rd in the

world Daida Moreno, and Karin Jaggi from Switzerland. These women will be

pushed by such up and comers from the U.S. and Canada as Nori Hubbs, Kim

Martin, and Anick Violette. These top ladies will be competing for $5,000

USD.

For all pro sailor out there who have not committed yet to the King of the

Cape because of travel planning for the Costa Brava event just following our

event, arrangements have been made to preregister for Costa Brava at the

King of the Cape to ease your progress onto Spain. Flights to Spain can be

arranged out of Boston for Monday evening.

WHAT: 2002 Verizon King of the Cape Freestyle Pro-Am,

Third stop on the PWA Windsurfing World Tour

WHEN: June 7 - 9, 2002

WHERE: West Dennis Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

PURSE: $15,000 USD

DIVISIONS: Pro Men, Pro Women, Amateur Men, Amateur Men Masters (35+),

Amateur Women, Amateur Juniors (16-), Novice, Novice Juniors (16-).

SPONSORED BY: Verizon Wireless & SuperPages.com, Paul Mitchell Systems,

Hyannis Nissan, Vision Performance Group, Gaastra Sails, AHD, Fiberspar,

Cape Cod Windsurfing Association, WindsurfingClassifieds.com, Caribbean

Wind&Sun Vacations, Red Bull, Can-Am Sailcraft, Cape Cod Windsurfing

Academy, New England Windsurfing Journal, Windsport, Windsurfing Magazine,

Chatham Pottery, Hy Line Cruises, Venus Swimwear, Uzzi Amphibious Gear, Cape

Cod Potato Chips, Bonaire Hotel and Tourist Association, Divi Flamingo

Resort, Jibe City, Hertz/Bonaire, iWindsurf.com, Dennis and Cape Cod Chamber

of Commerces, Dagger Optics, John Willis, Sports MD, Da Kine, Sky Light

Jewelers, Mysterioso, Curtis Fins, Ocean Potion Suncare, Corsair Cross Rip

Hotel, American Windsurfing Industries Association, and US Windsurfing.